Email from Don Wills forwarded by George Phillies:
Hello LP leaders,
A new chairman of the Wyoming LP was elected in convention today, I have resigned from the Wyoming Libertarian Party, and I am hereby resigning as Region 4 alternate rep to the LNC and from the LP.
I have come to the conclusion that I am wasting my time promoting the Libertarian Party. My reasoning in coming to this conclusion is as follows:
The non-initiation of force principle, the most fundamental principle of the LP, is the problem. Until leadership and membership can agree on the true meaning of that principle, or until the principle is altered or discarded, the LP will continue to languish. The reason that the principle is the problem can be reduced to this question: Is all taxation theft? If so, then the existence of any government whatsoever is contrary to the fundamental principle of the LP, and the Constitution is an immoral document which violates that principle.
I do not believe that all taxation is theft. I believe in the Constitution. It’s not a perfect document by any means, and it most surely has been ignored for many decades. But I believe it is our best hope for restoring liberty in our land.
My belief system is very similar to Ron Paul’s. And like Ron Paul, I have decided that the LP, while useful as an educational tool, is not a viable electoral vehicle to try to move our country back to the principles written in our Constitution.
PS. The way many of you treat Wayne Root is disgusting. Shame on you.
PPS. Wes – please remove me from the LNC discussion list, the LSLA discussion list and any other lists or on which my name appears.