On Sunday, November 21, the Libertarian National Committee considered a resolution proposed by David Nolan (and introduced by Kevin Knedler in his absence).
I was in attendance. During the meeting no one in attendance was aware of our co-founder’s passing earlier that day.
The proposed resolution after amendment read as follows:
WHEREAS the Libertarian Party can grow only by attracting new members and supporters, and
WHEREAS libertarianism is a unique political philosophy, distinct from both contemporary liberalism and contemporary conservatism, and
WHEREAS we need the support of both former liberals and former conservatives who have come to realize that libertarianism and the Libertarian Party offer a better path to achieving a just, humane and prosperous society
The Libertarian National Committee hereby reaffirms that the Libertarian Party welcomes individuals from across the political spectrum who now accept the libertarian principles of self-ownership and non-aggression.
The final amended language was adopted without opposition.
The original language proposed by David Nolan was identical to the above except the last paragraph, which read as follows:
The Libertarian National Committee hereby resolves that our party, its representatives and staff should always state clearly and unequivocally that we welcome individuals from across the political spectrum who now accept the libertarian principles of self-ownership and non-aggression.