LNC meeting agenda

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Libertarian National Committee, Inc.
December 6-7, 2008 Meeting Agenda
San Diego, California

Saturday, December 6, 2008 & Sunday, December 7, 2008

Call to Order 8:30 AM

Moment of Reflection 1 minute
Opportunity for Public Comment 10 minutes
Credentials Report and Paperwork Check (Secretary) 5 minutes
Report of Potential Conflicts of Interest 5 minutes
Approval of the Agenda 5 minutes

Standing Reports
Chair’s Report 20 minutes
Treasurer’s Report 30 minutes
Secretary’s Report 10 minutes

Wayne Allyn Root to Address the LNC 30 minutes
Discipline of Angela Keaton 30 minutes


Staff Report
Staff Reports 60 minutes
Counsel’s Report 15 minutes

Action Items Previously Submitted in Writing
0 minutes

Reports Previously Submitted in Writing
Campus Organizing Report (Lark) 5 minutes
Various Regions 5 minutes per

Action Items Not Previously Submitted in Writing

Mission Statement (Hawkridge) 60 minutes
Goals (Lark/Dixon) 60 minutes
Executive Director Search (Colley) 10 minutes
Budget 2009 (Starr) (already submitted in writing) 120 minutes
Convention 2010 (Colley) 15 minutes
Convention Electronic Voting Demonstration (Mattson) 30 minutes
Bylaws Committee Report (Karlan) 10 minutes
LNCC Report (Hawkridge) 10 minutes
Policy Manual Amendment—Authorization of Lawsuits (Lark) 20 minutes
Policy Manual Amendment—Mail Ballot Reporting (Karlan) 10 minutes
LNC Meeting Video Recording & Archiving (Keaton) 15 minutes
Executive Session Minutes/Confidentiality (Fox) 15 minutes
LP News Content (Keaton) 15 minutes

Set LNC Meeting Dates for July orAug. & Nov. or Dec. 2009 15 minutes
Opportunity for Public Comment 10 minutes

Adjournment

Regarding the discipline issue, George Donnelly believes that the LNC might remove Keaton, while Tom Knapp thinks they might honor her instead. George Phillies has a defense of Keaton in five part harmony (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), and running mate Michelle Shinghal posts her thoughts as well.

Speaking for herself in a “reply all” to an email titled “for further distribution,” Angela writes “No need to further defend. I won. The guilty parties are being punished. Those mistaken apologized. The party will be in good hands.” This was prior to the public distribution of the agenda.

20 thoughts on “LNC meeting agenda

  1. chuckmoulton

    Angela Keaton wrote:

    No need to further defend. I won. The guilty parties are being punished. Those mistaken apologized. The party will be in good hands.

    Don’t be complacent. When you feel most confident is usually when the blindside happens.

    Agenda item:

    Policy Manual Amendment—Mail Ballot Reporting (Karlan) 10 minutes

    I am strongly in favor of a Policy Manual amendment that would report the results of mail ballots in the minutes — and by roll call vote.

    For a long time mail ballots have not been reported anywhere accessible to the membership. LP members are free to attend LNC meetings to observe LNC business there, but not privy to LNC Discuss emails. Therefore, the LNC can currently conduct business in an unaccountable fashion simply by holding mail ballots. This Policy Manual amendment will correct that oversight.

  2. George Donnelly

    Exactly. They’ve scheduled 3x as much for personality issues as they have for finding a new leader of the staff. That’s an education on priorities.

    And you can bet they will easily spend more than 30 mins on the Keaton affair.

  3. songster7

    As I told Tom (and posted on Knappster) “The Discipline of Angela Keaton” sounds far more like her in black leather and a cat-o’-9-tails, than the Asian-porn pic someone stuck in this posting.

    And she is correct that she has already won this battle, just by forcing the LNC to confront it!

  4. George Phillies

    Their financial reports, pages 1-6 and 4A, are also let us say interesting, expecially if read against the FEC financial reports submitted under penalty of perjury.

  5. coming on the back of the LP

    Just ten minutes for the Executive Director search?

    Maybe they can play eenie meenie miney moe.

  6. chuckmoulton

    Peter Orvetti wrote:

    Just ten minutes for the Executive Director search?

    I suspect the Executive Director Search report is short because they can’t currently afford to hire an Executive Director. Once fundraising is up, I’m sure more time will be allotted.

    Of course, if fundraising prowess (either direct or delegated) is a key metric of ED performance, arguably they can’t afford not to hire an ED because any ED worth his salt would fundraise far more than his own salary. The question then becomes whether that is a quality the LNC is focusing on and whether the LNC believes it can attract an ED of that caliber. Again, if the LNC believes it cannot attract such an ED or the donor base of the LP can’t support any such person, it makes sense for very little time to be allotted to that agenda item.

  7. daniel grow

    So long as the Party offers little more than a limp we “support less government,” I am at a total loss as to why anyone would offer financial support. What next, we promote a Nader-style carbon tax?

  8. coming on the back of the LP

    LNC stooges. How foolish.

    The ones that were there last term voted unanimously to sell out to the Republicans, finally acknowledging that there is no difference.

    The ones who just came in did nothing about it the last two meetings. And have not made any plans to do anything this time.

    It is almost tempting to join, just once, to go to their convention and vote to dissolve the damn thing and refund all dues, if there were enough people willing to do it. Almost.

  9. JimDavidson

    @12 I think Andrew Davis should certainly be disciplined, or fired, for his part in the press release calling for more federal funding to combat child porn. I think that’s especially true since he asserted, to me, on the phone, that the federal government has plenary powers to do anything, as the commerce clause, in his view, is infinitely elastic.

    If the LP does not want to keep its own media relations person up to speed on what constitutes a limited government, perhaps its usefulness is at an end. Elsewhere on this site, Brian Holtz has demanded that the BTP either cease to exist, or call for the destruction of the LP. I have no intention of doing either at this time.

  10. TheOriginalAndy

    “JimDavidson // Nov 27, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    @12 I think Andrew Davis should certainly be disciplined, or fired, for his part in the press release calling for more federal funding to combat child porn. I think that’s especially true since he asserted, to me, on the phone, that the federal government has plenary powers to do anything, as the commerce clause, in his view, is infinitely elastic.

    If the LP does not want to keep its own media relations person up to speed on what constitutes a limited government, perhaps its usefulness is at an end.”

    What about Sean Haugh? Haugh was the co-author of the infamous “kiddie porn” press release smear and he even went so far as to defend it.

  11. Michael Seebeck

    Chuck, she has won, it’s just that her opponents haven’t figured it out yet. As I told her yesterday over turkey and trimmings, she’s in the catbird seat on this, and anything that comes up will just be embarassing bluster on their part.

  12. JimDavidson

    @15 He isn’t mentioned in the release. I don’t much like him, though.

    @16 He’s an aristocrat.

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