Libertarian Party of Delaware Convention Set For May 2nd

The Libertarian Party of Delaware will be holding it’s 2009 convention on May 2nd. If you live in Delaware and would like to attend, it will be held at the Killens Pond State Park, in the pavilion.

You can read the full article here, and for more information you can visit the Libertarian Party of Delaware website, or the Killens Pond website. Source: Sussex Countian.

11 thoughts on “Libertarian Party of Delaware Convention Set For May 2nd

  1. Kevin

    Looks like the LRC faction has gained control of the Delaware LP. After all, having a LP convention in a tax funded state park rather than pay the fee to a private providor…

  2. Kimberly Wilder

    I am not a Libertarian. And, I am not a Green Party person any more…

    But, I think critiquing a meeting because of a venue is one of those things that can interfere with the lofty mission of a group.

    Greens do this all the time. The people who do the work will plan a meeting. In the planning, it means considering a million different details: is it accessible? is it in a central location? is it union-friendly? will be people be able to find it.

    Then, someone who did not do the work discovers that the chairs are made of hard wood. And, they start complaining about it.

    Everything can’t be perfect. And, if you want your group to move towards doing things more “purely”, than kindly educate them and/or get on the committees making the decisions.

    Reality is a lot hard to shape into an image of Libertarian or Green perfection than a post on a blog.

    Also, having the local Libertarians “boycott” the use of state parks for meetings will definitely not close the park. In fact, having the meeting there is taking their fair share of the tax money used. And, having the meeting there is chance for people to think about the implications of the park.

    So, I am just glad that a political group is having a meeting. A lot of people have given up for one reason or another lately. Things seem mighty slow in the world of politics.

    (And…just for the record…I believe in government parks. I was just thinking the other day when someone was saying Libertarians would get on the school board and sell of old buildings – all they would sell them to is corporations. And, that is the government helping industry, which I thought was facism. Shouldn’t there be any way for local people to get together and save open space together? Is there anything that can be held in common by someone besides a corporation, a rich person, or a company? And, if so, then who should hold it? I would guess some layer of “government” entity, either one that exists, or one that people put together.)

  3. Steve Newton

    Kevin,
    I think you read entirely too much into this location, and know entirely too little about the social geography of Delaware.

    We are in the process of building a party out of a variety of different elements, and one of the things that our members and potential members have been asking for over the past few years is an outdoor event in good weather so that people can bring by casual acquaintainces and interested people on a spur-of-the-moment invite.

    Having said that, other than using somebody’s farm, there literally isn’t any other venue in the State that meets these requirements (and is reasonably centrally located) that isn’t government-owned. Such is the nature of our State.

    To read some sort of ideological impurity message into this is the same kind of counter-productive kvetching that keeps the libertarian movement from ever accomplishing anything.

  4. Susan Hogarth

    I really value the people who will make suggestions such as ‘Can we hold this at a private location, perhaps?’ – especially if they accompany that suggestion with an invitation TO a private location. They keep us thinking about these issues, and thinking about ways to live privately in a (largely) government-run environment.

    Others may argue that a public park is a -great- place for such a gathering because (1) people will see Libs and perhaps be positively impressed, and (2) we do, after all, pay for it.

    But people who launch – from a distance – an attack on an entire state party because of a simple decision regarding a meeting location are not being helpful, in my opinion.

    I suppose Kevin might accuse the LPNC of being in the control of the ‘reform’ caucus, because we use the USPS rather than FedEx to mail our newsletters, and we drive to our meetings on public roads rather than taking helicopters. But oddly enough, it doesn’t feel that way to me.

    Folks like Kevin can be the conscience we so desperately need to cultivate – or they can simply give ideologues in general a bad name. I am sorry that Kevin appears to be doing the latter in this instance.

  5. Steven R Linnabary

    Steve Newton’s explanation for a small state affiliate to use a centrally located State Park for it’s one day event makes sense.

    However, the Ohio affiliate is holding it’s conference the same weekend, also in a State Park.

    In a practical sense, it is going to be inconvenient for those of us who are not well off as the lodge is rather pricey. And there are no cheaper alternatives nearby (especially if somebody wishes to partake of hospitality suite discussions). At least when the convention is in a population center, a Poverty Caucus member can usually walk to the nearest Motel6 afterward.

    Also, as a practical matter, there may be some problems getting the speakers to the State Park as the nearest airport is an hour and a half away.

    PEACE

  6. paulie

    However, the Ohio affiliate is holding it’s conference the same weekend, also in a State Park.

    In a practical sense, it is going to be inconvenient for those of us who are not well off as the lodge is rather pricey. And there are no cheaper alternatives nearby (especially if somebody wishes to partake of hospitality suite discussions).

    No campgrounds for tents?

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