LP Monday Message: Toll roads

August 15, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Last week I issued a statement that included a criticism of Texas Governor Rick Perry's support for toll roads. Several people asked for an explanation about my stance on toll roads and I can understand why.

The Libertarian Party platform says "We seek to divest government of all functions that can be provided by non-governmental organizations or private individuals." Private toll roads could fit that bill. Some free-market think tanks have promoted toll roads as a positive option.

The Most Destructive and Devastating War in American History

By R. Lee Wrights

“The drug war has arguably been the single most devastating, dysfunctional social policy since slavery.”

- Norm Stamper, retired Seattle Chief of Police

Event

LPRI: Public State Committee Meeting

When:

Start date: 
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 7:00pm
End date: 
Monday, August 22, 2011 - 8:30pm
Time Zone: 
US/Eastern

Where:

Warwick Public Library
Warwick, RI 02889

Description:

Press Release

For Immediate Release

40th anniversary of Nixon speech that led to Libertarian Party

WASHINGTON - On August 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon gave a speech announcing what would be known as his "New Economic Policy." The speech led directly to the formation of the Libertarian Party.

In the speech, Nixon announced two measures that were of particular concern to libertarians. First, a government-imposed freeze on wages and prices. Second, an end to the convertibility of dollars to gold.

Nixon said, "I am today ordering a freeze on all prices and wages throughout the United States for a period of 90 days."

video "The Doorbell"

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Rick Perry slammed by Libertarian Director: video

WASHINGTON - Libertarian Party (LP) Executive Director Wes Benedict spoke today about the presidential aspirations of Texas Governor Rick Perry.

Benedict's speech may be viewed online here.

A transcript of the speech follows:

Dr. Mary Ruwart: A Winning Strategy for the Libertarian Party?

On June 19, Dr. Mary Ruwart discussed "The Future of the Libertarian Movement" to fellow Libertarians in Manchester, New Hampshire. Based on the 2008 election results and her 25 years running as an LP candidate, Dr. Ruwart suggested a shift in strategy to make every election a winning one. You can view her talk at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FITQm-rWDkc.

LNC Agenda for August 20 Session in Columbus, OH

The Libertarian National Committee (LNC) and Libertarian State Leadership Association (LSLA) will be teaming up for a busy weekend August 19-21, 2011 at the downtown Hyatt in Columbus, Ohio.

The LNC will be meeting beginning at 9:00am on August 20th and continuing to August 21st.  Click here for the proposed LNC agenda.

More information about the LSLA event is available at www.lsla.lpin.org.

 

Ohio Libertarians sue for ballot access

from the Ohio LP:

Libertarian Party of Ohio Sues for 1st Amendment Rights and Voting Freedoms

LP Monday Message: S&P downgrade

August 8, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I'm sure you have heard the news about the Standard & Poor's downgrade of the U.S. government's credit rating.

I'm not a finance expert, so I don't know exactly how important the downgrade itself is. I think it's one more sign of what Libertarians have known for a long time: the Democrats and Republicans have created a giant welfare-warfare state that is beginning to collapse under its own weight. And I see no sign that they are going to change their behavior.

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