Daily Archives: December 25, 2008

Mark Rutherford: Merry Christmas – and thanks to our elected Libertarians

Posted at Mark W. Rutherford’s Electing Libertarians

Merry Christmas and thanks for all who helped make 2008 a very, very good year for the Libertarian Party of Indiana and the Libertarian Party.

There was growth in so many different ways, not only in Indiana, but across the nation.

Partisan Libertarians are being elected (despite the rumblings of discontents who don’t want the Libertarian Party to be a true political party seeking to elect Libertarians to office).

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UK: Social Liberalist Party


The Social Liberalist Party is a liberal party. It’s about freedom and social progress. We were set up because we want the fundamental reforms needed to make Britain a better country to live in.

We are all about setting out practical policy for Britain, and then making it a reality.

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Season’s greetings from the Boston Tea Party


23 December 2008 Happy Winter Solstice, Happy Hannukah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa, and Felicitous Eid. Or we could just say happy holidays, meaning no disrespect to any particular holiday celebration. On this day in 1783 George Washington relinquished his command of the victorious Continental Army. On this day in 1913, Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act, which he later said was the thing he most regretted ever having done.

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Update on the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus

The current incarnation of the LP radical caucus was created in 2006 by Susan Hogarth and other party members unhappy with the outcome of the 2006 party platform vote.

Radical Caucus Key Points

The Radical Caucus believes these four points are key strategic principles in furthering the work of the Libertarian Party toward, as our platform describes it, “a world set free in our lifetime”.

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UK Green Party Parliamentary candidate Peter Tatchell: ‘allowing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s alternative Christmas message is aiding and abetting a homophobic tyrant’

From pinknews.co.uk:

Channel 4’s decision to allow Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to deliver the Alternative Christmas message is aiding and abetting a homophobic tyrant says gay rights campaigner and Green Party Parliamentary Candidate Peter Tatchell.

President Ahmadinejad is a torturer and a murderer. His regime executes gay people, children, journalists, Sunni Muslims, political dissidents and ethnic minorities.

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Orange County Weekly: Buena Park Pastor Wiley Drake believes he still has a prayer of unseating Barack Obama

Article by Matt Coker in the Orange County (California) Weekly, December 17.
Interview with Drake is at http://www.ocweekly.com/2008-12-18/news/wiley-drake-barack-obama/

The Preacher vs. the President-Elect
Pastor Wiley Drake thinks he still has a prayer of unseating Barack Obama—sorry, Barack Hussein Obama

First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park’s irrepressible Pastor Wiley Drake is not discouraged in light of the Dec.

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Merry Christmas from the Libertarian Party: ‘Will the feds bust Santa Claus?’

From the Libertarian Party email list

We at the Libertarian Party would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays. We hope that you are truly blessed, and find comfort in families, friends and loved ones over the holidays.

To bring some holiday cheer, we wanted to share this article written by our former Director of Communications George Getz:


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