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Libertarian Party Platform Committee Adopts Report

Brian Holtz reports at Libertarian Intelligence

The Libertarian Party Platform Committee met in December in Las Vegas. It adopted 16 proposals, two of which include “pending amendments”. (A pending amendment is subject to an initial majority vote by the convention delegates before the proposal it amends receives its usual up-or-down 2/3 vote.)

Holtz, who is a member of that committee as well as a writer for IPR, goes on to detail the proposed changes to the platform adopted by the committee, the votes for and against passage among committee members, his opinion of each proposed change, and his assessment of the chances the delegates will pass each of the proposals.… Read more ...

Political backlash toward libertarian ideas is promising”

From an article published in the Loyola Phoenix, By Will Livesley-O’Neill:

It’s been a bad couple of weeks for libertarianism, which means it’s been a good couple of weeks for me – and for America!

That pesky philosophy, beloved by both upper-middle-class classical studies majors and guys in Montana whose two possessions are a shotgun and a rag for polishing a shotgun, has had the kind of news cycle that just makes you want to drop out of society once and for all to form a utopian state in the middle of the ocean.… Read more ...

Rwandan Green Party issues interim platform, getting internet traffic

Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch:

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda has issued it’s interim platform.

DEMOCRATIC GREEN PARTY OF RWANDA

INTERIM POLITICAL PLATFORM

Preamble

We, the founding members of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda require that our Government operate within limits set forth in the Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda.… Read more ...

Guy McLendon and Jeff Daiell: ‘Words Do Have Meaning’

Guy McLendon at LP.org blog;

Words Do Have Meaning
Co-Authored By Guy McLendon & Jeff Daiell
In writing about her novel, Anthem, Ayn Rand said she did not want statists to have this excuse, once a police state had America in its grip, "But that’s not what we meant!"

In some cases, frankly, a totalitarian state is the goal for advocates of statism.   Such advocates for tyranny are not likely to embrace libertarianism simply because our arguments are persuasive.

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Dr. Tom Stevens announces plans to form Personal Freedom Party in New York

In IPR comments on a previous post, Dr. Tom Stevens writes

In light of the continued failure of the LP in New York, the Personal Freedom Party will be giving it a shot in 2014. They just adopted a platform which you can see at:
http://drtomstevens.blogspot.com/2010/11/personal-freedom-party-adopts-platform.html

This assumes that the LPNY in fact failed to obtain the 50,000 votes in the race for Governor that are required to obtain ballot status.… Read more ...

Rob Power: ‘What happens to the Platform Committee’s minority report?’

Posted by Rob Power at LibertyForAll.Net. Link to full piece at the end. Rob Power is the New Path candidate for Secretary of the LNC and serves on the Libertarian Party Platform Committee.



If there’s any committee more politicized than the Texas textbook and curriculum committee, it’s the Libertarian Party’s Platform Committee.… Read more ...

Rate proposed amendments to the Green Party’s 2010 Platform

Video posted by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

If you are not able to watch the video, jump to http://www.gp.org/committees/platform/comments/?page_id=823.

You can help rewrite the Green Party Platform for 2010

From Green Party Watch:

Dear Green friends,

I’d like to invite you to an experiment in online democracy.

The Green Party of the United States is amending its platform. I volunteered to serve as the co-chair of the Platform Committee.

We’re asking you to help update the Green platform in an open, collaborative process on GreenChange.org and GP.org, the website of the Green Party of the United States.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Survey on Proposed 2010 Platform Changes

The Libertarian Party is running a survey at www.lp.org/platformsurvey, asking members whether they support or oppose the 24 Platform Committee recommendations adopted at the PlatCom’s December meeting.  Here is the text of the survey:

The Libertarian Party Platform Committee’s job is to recommend changes to the platform, to be voted on by the delegates to our national convention.Read more ...

Libertarian Platform Committee Recommends Modest Changes

img_1523_croppedThe 2010 Libertarian Party Platform Committee met in Las Vegas on Dec. 12-13 and adopted a relatively modest set of 24 recommendations to the current “greatest hits” platform that the LP assembled in 2008 from language chosen from nine previous LP platforms.  That complete overhaul in 2008 came on the heels of a revolt by the delegates to the 2006 Portland convention, in which they deleted 46 out of the 61 planks of the 2004 platform and left the platform with massive holes necessitating the 2008 reconstruction.… Read more ...

2008 Libertarian Party PlatCom Secretary Invites Greens To Find Common Ground

From a blog posting today by the Secretary of the 2008 Libertarian Party Platform Committee (i.e. this reporter):

GP+LP fusion won’t send the right electoral signal unless there is a clear national-level statement of our common ground.  There are two good possible starting points for such a statement: 1) the Free Earth Manifesto, and 2) this redacted version of the Democratic Freedom Caucus platform

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Libertarian Presidential Hopeful Looks To Build A Bigger Tent

Declared 2012 Libertarian Party presidential hopeful Tom Knapp writes today:

[…] There are lines and limits to be drawn if the Libertarian Party’s “purists” and “pragmatists” are going to work together […].   What set of fundamental beliefs is common to the Libertarian Party’s fundamentalists and to those whom the LP hopes to lure into a “bigger tent”?… Read more ...