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Posts dated January 2006 through July 2009; migrated from our Blogger site.

Outright Libertarians: “We Can’t Wait Until 2012 to Repeal CA Prop 8”

The national executive committee of Outright Libertarians has voted to sign onto the LoveHonorCherish.org letter explaining why putting a repeal of California’s Prop 8 on the 2012 ballot is a mistake. This letter is a response to a letter circulated by a small but powerful group in the LGBT activist community intending to postpone the …

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Libertarians reach out to gay, lesbian Democrats picketing DNC fundraiser | Libertarian Party

WASHINGTON — Representatives from America’s third-largest party greeted Democrats protesting the Obama administration’s legal arguments defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) outside a Thursday Democratic National Committee fundraiser aimed at gay and lesbian donors, and shared with them information on the Libertarian Party’s advocacy for marriage equality… Read more at LP.org…

Why would a Libertarian admire and respect Harvey Milk?

Why would a Libertarian admire and respect Harvey Milk?When the socialists arose they embraced many of the goals that true liberals were seeking. But these socialists thought it possible to achieve liberal ends through the use of State force, in other words while adopting liberal goals they clung to conservative means. As the socialist/communist movement …

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Thought Crimes’ Bill Advances (Cato Institute Commentary)

James Madison, who initially introduced the First Amendment to the Constitution, had previously written to Thomas Jefferson on the passage of the Virginia Statute on Religious Freedom: “We have in this country extinguished forever … making laws for the human mind.” No American, he emphasized later, would be punished for his “thoughts.” They should also …

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LP goes “left” of Democrats on marriage. Yay!

Libertarians praise Maine, D.C. marriage bills, but urge better policy | Libertarian Party “Marriage, in the eyes of government, is a legal arrangement between consenting adults. Politicians have no right to refuse to recognize consensual agreements they don’t agree with,” said Donny Ferguson, Libertarian National Committee Communications Director. “We are the only party that not …

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Statism Versus Know-Nothing Libertarianism

One of the most annoying things for everyday Libertarians to have to endure is the two-fold “dynamic of idiocy” found in the political debate around individual liberties. The dynamic is this: religious rightists will assert a right to absolute libertarianism for themselves (with absolute statism imposed on those who are not like them), and “know-nothing …

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LP California Consent Calendar Resolution regarding DPI and Prop 8

Note: This resolution was submitted to LP California Chairman Kevin Takenaga, more than two weeks prior to the start of the LPC Convention, in compliance with the Convention Rules. Consent Calendar ResolutionRob Power, San Francisco Whereas the Libertarian Party of California is on record as opposing Proposition 8, which excluded same-sex couples from civil marriage …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Outright’s Eight Point Guide To Why The Complete Repeal Of Prop 8 Is The Way Forward

SACRAMENTO — In its ongoing efforts to educate the public, Outright Libertarians and its partners released the following eight point guide to why complete Proposition 8 repeal is the right path forward for California and for Libertarians — and why the Domestic Partnership Initiative (DPI) is a path backwards for California and for Libertarians. 1. …

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