Libertarian Party: Come join in on the spirit of ’76

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July 1, 2011

Dear Friend of Liberty:

Two hundred and thirty-five years ago, freedom-loving Americans banded together
to declare their independence from the King of Great Britain, and to proclaim to
the entire world that men were not meant to be slaves to their government.

Today, the Libertarian Party champions those same ideals.

In celebration of Independence Day, and the unalienable rights our Founding
Fathers put their lives at risk for, we are asking for a symbolic donation of
$17.76 to help continue our new American Revolution.

Simply click here to rush us your special gift
of $17.76.

Government is once again at a level incompatible with the freedom our Founding
Fathers believed we should have. In some ways, we are even less free today than
colonial Americans were under King George III. Just think about that.

Your symbolic donation of $17.76 will help to turn back this tide of tyrannical
government, and help to bring in a new era of liberty and prosperity for all

How will your $17.76 help the fight for liberty?

It will help fund our fight to change ballot access laws throughout the country
to give voters more choice.

It will help fund volunteer and outreach activities to bring more patriots like
you into the Libertarian Party.

It will help us create videos to spread the message of our principles to a new
generation of potential Libertarians.

Most of all, it will help the Libertarian Party be more effective in fighting
assaults on freedom from all levels of government!

Will you donate today by clicking here

If we raise $1,776 in online donations before midnight on the Fourth of July,
one of our stalwart Libertarian supporters will immediately donate another
$1,776 to our party!

That represents $17.76 from just 100 of you! Don’t miss the chance to be one of
those proud 100.

Click here to donate today.

If you feel the spirit of the American Revolution welling up inside of you, and
want to donate more than $17.76, feel free to do so.

Every dollar will be used to further the cause of liberty and freedom for all

Thank you for your donations, your dedication, your support and your commitment
to liberty in America.


Mark Hinkle
Chair, Libertarian National Committee

16 thoughts on “Libertarian Party: Come join in on the spirit of ’76

  1. George Whitfield

    That’s the spirit! I hope all people who love peace, prosperity and liberty will donate to keep the LP on the ballot and active. Thank you.

  2. Kleptocracy and You

    I wholeheartedly second Mr. Whitfield ! Each Libertarian who stops by IPR can afford this sum and it WILL help make a difference. Let’s all help the LP stay active.

    It would truly be a shame to pass up “accepting” $1776 from the benevolent benefactor. If you can, do the GOOD thing and donate $177.60, but make sure at least $17.76 reaches them before midnight Monday night! Thanx and Viva Libertarians – Carpe Diem !!!

    “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom…crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!” – Samuel Adams

    “The spirit of the times may alter, will alter. Our rulers will become corrupt, our people careless. A single zealot may commence persecutor, and better men be his victims. It can never be too often repeated that the time for fixing every essential right on a legal basis is while our rulers are honest and ourselves united. From the conclusion of [their] war [for independence, a nation begins] going down hill. It will not then be necessary to resort every moment to the people for support. They will be forgotten, therefore, and their rights disregarded. They will forget themselves but in the sole faculty of making money, and will never think of uniting to effect a due respect for their rights. The shackles, therefore, which shall not be knocked off at the conclusion of [that] war will remain on [them] long, will be made heavier and heavier, till [their] rights shall revive or expire in a convulsion.” – Thomas Jefferson

  3. Michael H. Wilson

    Our congressional critters helped the U.S. House pass legislation that on its face seems to give the Prez the okay to go anywhere and do anything to fight the war, if that’s what you call it, against al Qaeda. That includes sending in the boys in olive drab to arrest you and hold you on American soil for the duration without benefit of a trial. Guess it depends on how you define substantially supporting as in section 3 part A. You may want to call, or write your congressperson or attend a meeting when and if they come back during the August recess.

    Section 1034 was added to the bill by the committee’s chairman, Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA).
    National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (Engrossed in House [Passed House] – EH)
    Congress affirms that–
    (1) the United States is engaged in an armed conflict with al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces and that those entities continue to pose a threat to the United States and its citizens, both domestically and abroad;
    (2) the President has the authority to use all necessary and appropriate force during the current armed conflict with al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note);
    (3) the current armed conflict includes nations, organization, and persons who–
    (A) are part of, or are substantially supporting, al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners; or
    (B) have engaged in hostilities or have directly supported hostilities in aid of a nation, organization, or person described in subparagraph (A); and
    (4) the President’s authority pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (Public Law 107-40; 50 U.S.C. 1541 note) includes the authority to detain belligerents, including persons described in paragraph (3), until the termination of hostilities.

  4. Concerned Chuck and Hetro Harry

    It’s just like libertarians to use this holy holiday to collective money, you people are as bad as those televangelists you seek to destroy. Go suck on Ayn Rand’s tit and leave the 4th of July to real God fearing, queer hating, Quran burning Americans. God bless Tom Stevens, George Phillies, Paulie, and all other splinter group libertarians who work to undermind the progress of this damned movement!

  5. Don Grundmann

    Jill P. – Since you posted the above perhaps you can clarify which ” Spirit ” you are referring to that is channeled by the Libertarian Party and which you want to lead America to? Is it the ” Spirit ” of Sodomy which the Libertarian Party endorses via its support for homosexual marriage? Was the Spirit of Sodomy a moral value endorsed by the Founding Fathers of the nation? Did they promote homosexual marriage and work to teach their children about the joys of homosexuality? Did they work to teach their children homosexuality in their school classes? I must presume so if the Libertarian Party claims that it wants to revive the ” Spirit Of 1776 ” while it promotes all of these things. Or what about ” Climate Change,” the ( total fear )idea promoted by that Libertarian intellectual Giant of Giants George Phillies which states that THE-SKY-IS-FALLING and to SAVE-THE-EARTH we must slash all jobs and industrial activity; i.e.; make massive poverty; NOW. That must be yet another ” Spirit of 1776 ” value which the American people will obviously totally support as they would support total poverty in a second in order to SAVE-THE-EARTH. Right? I could obviously go on and on illustrating how perfectly the Libertarian Party channels the values of the Founding Fathers. What an inspiration the party is to Americans! Especially those who voted for Obama. If Americans choose the Libertarian Party they can count on having their childrens education promoting Social Engineering moral degeneracy such as homosexuality while abandoning, even more than now, any pretense of intellectual development. And all of this will occur in a job decimated economy which has been shut down by the Plantation Masters of the nation, and their lackeys such as Phillies, in order to SAVE-THE-EARTH. Well while you promote these Libertarian ” values ” we in the Constitution Party will be promoted the economic advancement of the citizens and the nation along with protecting the children of the nation from the attack of Social Engineering upon them; i.e.; we will be working to provide them with a REAL education and not teaching them the ” joys ” of sodomy. Bottom line – the Constitution Party will annihilate the Libertarian Party in representing the true values of the nation any day of the week and any second of the day.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. Chairman American Indepedent party, California branch of the Constitution Party

  6. Concerned Chuck and Hetro Harry


    AroundtheblockAFT ,

    I’m a Christian, not an athiest child molester like the Nazis. The Nazis defy the lord Jesus Christ and burn in hell for it! In the very same way the state of Israel will be engulfed in the fires of hell for denying it’s self the rewards Jesus seeks to give us all. Nazis, Jews, and libertarians are all very much a like in that respect- they all seek to turn our children homosexual, teach shariah law in our schools, promote Mormon polygamy, murder Christians, and spit in the face of their savior. Jesus loves them but they reject him so therefore satan will take their souls to burn in the deepest pits of hell forever. Repent your Nazi-Jewish-libertarian ways AroundtheblockAFT or you too will suffer the flames of hell forever!

  7. Kleptocracy and You

    LP Platform
    1.0 Personal Liberty

    Individuals should be free to make choices for themselves and to accept responsibility for the consequences of the choices they make. No individual, group, or government may initiate force against any other individual, group, or government. Our support of an individual’s right to make choices in life does not mean that we necessarily approve or disapprove of those choices.

    ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

    Sometimes it isn’t understood, however it is the truth ! You got to give it (Liberty) to others !

    “Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.” – William Allen White

    Libertarians are individuals FIRST and foremost. I don’t have to approve of anyone’s behavior and I don’t approve of MOST current behavior. Marriage should have NOTHING connecting it to gov’t. Same old same old, the citizen MUST receive permission from gov’t. BULL ! Libertarians should never condone state meddling in marriage, period end of discussion.

    Anyone truly familiar with the LP would know if the LP was in “control” the brainwashing gov’t school education would end so don’t speculate on the LP’s gov’t schools teaching children anything. It is the RESPONSIBILITY of parents and guardians to educate “their” children, NOT the Taxpayer !


    Any society that lets kids grow up dependent on government welfare, attending government schools that fail to teach, and entering an economy where government policy has crushed opportunity, will be a society that breeds criminals. No permanent solution to crime will be found until we address these root causes of crime.

    The Libertarian Party would increase employment opportunities by slashing taxes and government red tape. We would also end the welfare system with its culture of dependence and hopelessness. Most important of all, we would promote low-cost private alternatives to the failed government school system. – //


    As for global warming (now that was shown to be foolish it is called climate change), I joined the LP long before I ever heard of Phillies. This crap was hatched in the think tank Club of Rome in the 80’s to be used to help bring in Agenda 21 and a new world order. Anyone who would truly look at the whole picture will find the truth. It’s just another gov’t special interest rackett to separate you from your money and your freedom !!!

    More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims – Challenge UN IPCC & Gore:–Challenge-UN-IPCC–Gore

    Carbon Wow from New World Order Solutions – –

    Cooking the Figures on Climate Change:

    Environmentalists Pick Up Where Communists Left Off:

    “Hundreds of billion dollars have been wasted with the attempt of imposing a Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) theory that is not supported by physical world evidences…AGW has been forcefully imposed by means of a barrage of scare stories and indoctrination that begins in the elementary school textbooks.” — Brazilian Geologist Geraldo Luís Lino, who authored the 2009 book “The Global Warming Fraud: How a Natural Phenomenon Was Converted into a False World Emergency.”

    “… when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people … will hate the New World Order and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people.” – H. G. Wells

    “The threat of environmental crisis is the ‘international disaster key’ to unlock the New World Order.” – Mikhail Gorbachev

    “We need to get some broad based support, to capture the public imagination… So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements and make little mention of any doubts… Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.” – Stephen Schneider, Stanford Professor of Climatology, lead author of many UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports

    “Unless we announce disasters no one will listen.” – Sir John Houghton, first chairman of IPCC

    “It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people believe is true.” – Paul Watson, co-founder of Greenpeace

    “We’ve got to ride this global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic and environmental policy.” – Timothy Wirth, President of the UN Foundation

    “No matter if the science of global warming is all phony… climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.” – Christine Stewart, fmr Canadian Minister of the Environment

    “The only way to get our society to truly change is to frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe.” – emeritus professor Daniel Botkin

    “Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” – Maurice Strong, founder of the UN Environment Programme

    “Complex technology of any sort is an assault on human dignity. It would be little short of disastrous for us to discover a source of clean, cheap, abundant energy, because of what we might do with it.” – Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute

    “Giving society cheap, abundant energy would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun.” – Prof Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University

    “Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.” – David Brower, first Executive Director of the Sierra Club

    Wake up friends, when they come to your door for non-compliance it will be TOO LATE …

    Who’s the greatest polluter of all? The oil companies? The chemical companies? The nuclear power plants? If you guessed “none of the above,” you’d be correct. Our government, at the federal, state, and local levels, is the single greatest polluter in the land. In addition, our government doesn’t even clean up its own garbage! In 1988, for example, the EPA demanded that the Departments of Energy and Defense clean up 17 of their weapons plants which were leaking radioactive and toxic chemicals — enough contamination to cost $100 billion in clean-up costs over 50 years! The EPA was simply ignored. No bureaucrats went to jail or were sued for damages. Government departments have sovereign immunity. – //

    The environment would benefit immensely from the elimination of sovereign immunity coupled with the privatization of “land and beast.” The third and final step in the libertarian program to save the environment is the use of restitution both as a deterrent and a restorative. //


    I request you to not “LUMP” me in with anyone else. Thx !


    Don’t ever think you know what’s right for the other person. He might start thinking he knows what’s right for you. – Paul Williams, “Das Energi”

    There may be two libertarians in the world who agree on absolutely everything, but I am not one of them. – Anonymous

  8. Kleptocracy and You

    FYI – Great news from National. Last report I got was 130 LOYAL Ls responded so, the matching funds friend is lighter $1776 today . Thanks to any here who participated. It’s always great to meet a goal!

    Please remember the LP has a continual online MONEYBOMB in 2011. To meet the budget and reach that all important ballot access goal. So any amount from $40 to $4,000 is welcome and needed. Visit LP.Org anytime and remember GIVE until it feels GOOD …

    ^ L * I ^ B * E ^ R * T ^ Y *

    There is Hope for Your Family
    There is a political party that believes the family budget is more important than the Federal budget. A political party that is working to restore the hopes and dreams of every hard-working American family. –

    More than two-hundred Libertarians are currently holding public office. Each of them is working today to keep the government from taking any more of your money. And each of them believes that if government were limited to protecting us against force and fraud, then most Americans would be better off. Less government corruption. No more expensive “boondoggle” projects. No more “special interest” favors at your expense.

    The Libertarian Party always defends the family budget. In its entire history, elected Libertarians have never voted to increase taxes. In fact, Libertarians were instrumental in having the Alaska state income tax repealed.

    The Libertarian Party will stop the waste in government by decreasing its size and power. We will work to roll back the power of Washington bureaucrats and politicians — and leave you and your neighbors in control of your own lives.

    We don’t have a budget crisis. We have a spending crisis. – Jonathan Hill, Citizens for a Sound Economy ->

    My opinions may have changed, but not the fact that I am right. – Ashleigh Brilliant ->

  9. Don Grundmann

    Kleptocracy and You – Thank you for your very excellent exposure of the fraud/lie/scam of ” Climate Change “/Global Warming. Certainly you provide your party with a very strong pro-economy argument with which to thwart the anti-science and anti-economy faction of your party as represented by George Phillies which, from this outsiders view, would harm not simply your party but would attempt to align itself with the Plantation Masters of the nation who are working for the decimation and annihilation of the middle class and the industrial economy of our nation. Kudos to you for your excellent work.

    In regard to the support of your party for homosexual marriage I present that the same Plantation Masters of our nation who are attacking it with the fraud of ” Climate Change ” will use legalization of such marriage as a hammer to deny the rights of citizens in virtually endless ways in order to magnify and expand their control of the populace. Just one such attack, and one which is already being implimented, is the usage of the public school system to force all students, starting in pre-school and kindergarten, to accept, endorse, and promote homosexuality, at first, leading to the open promotion of sodomy by students shortly thereafter. Hence by endorsing a moral pathology the LP ( and anyone else doing the same ) will end up giving needed ammunition to the enemies of liberty to use in crushing the rights of citizens, and in particular children, for generations to come.

    The ” Spirit of 1776 ” was one of, overall, morality and specifically of Christian morality. For the LP ( or any other party of person ) to deny that foundation not only makes a joke of the slogan but far more so aids the enemies of the nation in their war against that very morality; a morality which is and was the foundation upon which all else was built. To destroy that morality is to destroy the nation.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. Chairman American Independent Party, California branch of the Constitution Party

  10. Jill Pyeatt Post author

    Donnie G @ 13: “Just one such attack, and one which is already being implimented, is the usage of the public school system to force all students, starting in pre-school and kindergarten, to accept, endorse, and promote homosexuality, at first, leading to the open promotion of sodomy by students shortly thereafter”

    Please keep your nasty lies to yourself. Have you had a child in the public school system? Have you taught in the public school system? I thought not. Stop talking about things you know nothing about.

    There was nothing in this fine article about homosexuality. Once again, you’ve proven you’re obsessed with homosexuality.

    You needn’t bother to reply to me, since I won’t read it or respond. I know what you think of me, but I don’t value your opinions because you live in some fantasy world.


  11. Don Grundmann

    Jill P. – I already know that you won’t read or respond since you, like George Phillies, will flap your jaws and then totally ignore any and all contrary evidence which shows your, putting it nicely, foolishness. As just ONE example, out of many possible, to document the truth of what I am saying I present the following from a document which I am writing –

    ITEM #4 – Article headline and partial text –
    Transgender lessons now in CA elementary school — starting in kindergarten!
    Young children are being taught that they can choose to be a boy or a girl — or both. Boys, for example, should be comfortable wearing girls’ clothes and nail polish, etc. And there aren’t just two genders, there can be a range. And, of course, the school does not allow parents to opt their kids out. ( Last sentence emphasis added )

    So Jill P. I know that you will always ignore facts so that is nothing new. You could easily confirm its factualness but since you exist with your head, putting it nicely, in the sand you have no care for facts. I have no problem with your chosen stupidity but I do have a problem with the consequences that you intend to produce by promoting the advancement of homosexuality within our school system; an automatic result of your promotion of all things homosexual. Unfortunately countless children for generations to come will pay the price of your religious fervor to promote all things anti-Christian. I have addressed the LP in this thread because to claim to be channeling the ” Spirit of 1776 ” while promoting homosexual marriage is, at best, a very sick joke and a fantastic insult to the history and founders of our nation. The Constitution Party will be working to protect the children of our nation and to thwart your attack upon them by the legalization of homosexual marriage which is intended to be the cornerstone of the final assault upon them. If I am ” obsessed ” with anything it is the protection of children from the attack upon them which is designed to destroy their very soul and for which you are a cheerleader. Of course for such things you have not the whisper of a whisper of a care.

    Don J. Grundmann, D.C. Chairman American Independent Party, California branch of the Constitution Party

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