Libertarian Party Radical Caucus plans 2010 Convention Activities

Posted by Morey Straus in LP radicals yahoo group. Reprinted with permission. I added some embedded links. -p


Since people are starting to buy convention packages, I’ve been nudged to get something out there about radical activities at nat con.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working with the help of some co-conspirators to put on an alternative event to the Sunday evening (5/31) Boortz dinner. It will provide an introduction and panel discussion on market solutions to current social ills. We will be putting up flyers and getting the event publicized as best we can.

It will be a free, public event. No food will be served, so you’re on your own to get a bite to eat beforehand.

This will accomplish two objectives; an event of interest to libertarians who won’t do Boortz, and a public outreach activity. This will be the first time in
(at least) recent history that a convention activity has attempted to make any impact on the host city.

Since this is the radical caucus, the speakers will, of course, be radicals. Confirmed panelists so far include four of our very best author/speakers: Less Antman, Gary Chartier, Joshua Katz, and Tom Knapp. One other is tentative.

More details about this event will be published just as soon as the venue is confirmed.

The other planned convention activity is a Radical Caucus lunch gathering on 5/30, during the official convention’s Davis and Barr talks. Whether it’s a social event or an organizational meeting is up to you. It’s at the nearby Hunan Manor at 12:30.

I hope that these events give you an additional reason to look forward to the convention, and that the information is of some help in planning your schedule.

14 thoughts on “Libertarian Party Radical Caucus plans 2010 Convention Activities

  1. AroundtheblockAFT

    Reminescent of 1969’s “March to the Arch” in St. Louis where libertarians attending the YAF convention followed Karl Hess, got a radical earful, and went back to the convention hall and galvinized a new, separate, libertarian movement.

  2. Robert Milnes

    Right. The radicals need to take over the LNC, run radical candidates & outreach to the GP for PLAS/FET campaigns. & they need to purge the urge to get these Boortz/Barr/Root/ type speakers & leaders. Including non-libertarian dinosaur fossil Ron Paul.

  3. Robert Milnes

    & Glenn Beck is cancerous anti-progressive anti-radical. Also CPAC. Gary Johnson=one of the WORST possible LP presidential candidates. Virtual Bob Barr clone. SHUN Ron Paul! Reactionary GOP counterrevolutionary skinny old neofascist pig dinosaur fossil prick.

  4. Robert Milnes

    Another thing. I have suggested that some method of the LP demanding that its party officials and candidates actually BE a libertarian be implemented. This wouls allow a Big Tent membership but prevent non libs from being party officials & candidates i.e. neocons, GOP,paleos, dixiecrats, theocrats etc. This would present challenges but could be done. I further suggested a Peer Review Board to make an evaluation of all present & future party officials & candidates. Ron Paul & Bob Barr would not pass in my opinion. Thus the official LP position would be to not support Ron Paul and Barr would never have gotten the 2008 nomination.

  5. AroundtheblockAFT

    That’s nuts, Mr. Milnes. There already is a peer review board. It consists of the delegates. Lobby them, shame them, seduce them, but let’s not add yet another layer of bureaucracy to wrangle over.

  6. LP pragmatist

    You guys are idiots. With you guys in charge of the Ohio LP, we would still be scoffed at, laughed at, NOT on the OHio ballot with 60 candidates, and broke. Go find a utopia debate club. This is a political party, at least in Ohio.

  7. Tom Blanton

    I’m wondering whether any libertarians plan on going to the Boortz Show dressed in white sheets and reading old Lester Maddox speeches aloud.

    If so, I would suggest that might be in poor taste. Perhaps it would be better to have a Die-In at the Boortz Show or maybe stand up during his routine and face away from him while making loud farting sounds.

    Marching across the stage with a mock cardboard coffin with a flag draped over it while singing Randy Newman’s song “Rednecks” might provide an entertaining break from Boortz – especially if he starts repeating his talking points about the Fair Tax or Islamofascism.

    Regardless of props and theatrics, it would be a good idea to bring a cross, a wooden stake, and a garlic clove necklace to the Boortz Show, if you plan to attend.

  8. paulie Post author

    You guys are idiots.

    Who’s “you guys”? Please be specific.

    With you guys in charge of the Ohio LP, we would still be scoffed at, laughed at, NOT on the OHio ballot with 60 candidates, and broke.

    As I understand it, the main reason that you are able to run a lot of candidates in Ohio is because myself and two other guys – all three of us radical/anarchist Libertarians – got the bulk of the signatures in 2007 which qualified for a lawsuit, which the LP won.

    So, I can say for a definite fact that in Ohio, at the very least, radical Libertarians had a lot to do with making the party politically successful.

    Go find a utopia debate club. This is a political party, at least in Ohio.

    Can you please identify what about this posting indicates any desire for a “utopia debate club” rather than a political party?

  9. paulie Post author

    I’m wondering whether any libertarians plan on going to the Boortz Show dressed in white sheets and reading old Lester Maddox speeches aloud.

    If so, I would suggest that might be in poor taste. Perhaps it would be better to have a Die-In at the Boortz Show or maybe stand up during his routine and face away from him while making loud farting sounds.

    Marching across the stage with a mock cardboard coffin with a flag draped over it while singing Randy Newman’s song “Rednecks” might provide an entertaining break from Boortz – especially if he starts repeating his talking points about the Fair Tax or Islamofascism.

    Regardless of props and theatrics, it would be a good idea to bring a cross, a wooden stake, and a garlic clove necklace to the Boortz Show, if you plan to attend.

    I rather doubt it. The Boortz show is a paid event, and there will be a counter-program, so I suspect that those who dislike Boortz will not be in attendance, at least in any appreciable numbers.

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