Libertarian Party of Florida Sends Letter of Support for Mark Schmidter and Julian Heicklen

The Libertarian Party of Florida
1334 Tampa Road, Suite 2
Palm Harbor, Florida 34683
855-FLA-FREE (352-3733) www.lpf.org

Dear Mark,

We, the Libertarian Party of Florida, have resolved to recognize your steadfast defense of Liberty
in the face of tyranny. Your actions and dedication are an inspiration to us all. We condemn
Judge Perry’s unlawful and unilateral actions against you for the exercise of your First
Amendment Right.

Below is the resolution we have passed on behalf of you and Julian Heicklen.
RES 130308 – 105 Resolution to condemn the decisions of Judge Perry in the Ninth
Judicial Circuit Court of Florida and the Fifth Judicial District Court of Appeal in
Florida in the cases of Mark Schmidter and Julian Heicklen, and urge that the accused
be found not guilty.

WHEREAS the Libertarian Party of Florida supports the Constitutional protections
enshrined in the Bill of Rights, as well as the right of jurors to judge not just the facts of
the law, but also whether the law itself is just, and whether it was fairly applied, and

WHEREAS Libertarians believe that distributing information to members of the public in
public places about juror rights, in accord with the free speech protections of the First
Amendment, should not be infringed, and

WHEREAS the Libertarian Party’s platform states that “Criminal laws should be limited
to violation of the rights of others through force or fraud, or deliberate actions that place
others involuntarily at significant risk of harm,” and that “The rights of due process, a
speedy trial, legal counsel, trial by jury, and the legal presumption of innocence until
proven guilty, must not be denied.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Libertarian Party of Florida hereby condemns
the decisions of Judge Perry in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida and the Fifth
Judicial District Court of Appeal in Florida in the cases of Mark Schmidter and Julian
Heicklen, and urges that the accused be found not guilty.

You have faced tyranny with truth and defiance. We owe you a debt of gratitude for your
sacrifice. We hope you are holding up well while behind bars. Keep your spirits high, as we
have not forgotten you.

Rest assured, that upon your release, those responsible for your unjust and unlawful
imprisonment will be hearing from us. We have publicly called on the Florida Legislature to
begin impeachment proceedings against Judge Perry for his actions in violation of the United
States Constitution. The wheels are in motion to unify the public outcry about the injustice you
have suffered.

As you sit confined, we are working to carry on the fight where you left off. We wish you well,
and we look forward to your release.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

The Libertarian Party of Florida

The letter can be read here .

Background can be found in this article.

Here is a Facebook page for Mr. Schmidter.

Here is a video of Mr.Schmidter’s attorney talking about the case:

One thought on “Libertarian Party of Florida Sends Letter of Support for Mark Schmidter and Julian Heicklen

  1. Dave Terry

    Great Words!
    But we’ve heard them all before! I’ve even written them before.

    But, when the Florida State Legislature refuses to act on them, WHAT does the FLP intend to do then?

    Ironically, on the top of this page (as I received it), there is a bright orange flag and T-shirt with a rattle snake and the words, “DON’T TREAD ON ME”

    The clear inference is that doing so will result in “dire” consequences. If someone attempts to step on the snake, “what’s he gonna do”; Write an LTE? Pass another Resolution? Call his Congress
    Critter?

    This MAY not be the “right” time to throw down the gauntlet, but WHEN, pray thee, IS the right
    time.

    Just asking!

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