Libertarian Party Closes Escrow on Its New Office

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Taken from an email to the LNC Discuss list:

From: Geoffrey Neale <liber8or@austin.rr.com> Date: Sun, May 4, 2014 at 10:39 AM
Subject: [Lnc-discuss] New Office update – READ THIS!
To: lnc-discuss@lp.org

We closed on the new office on April 25th.

We have also signed an agreement with the Watergate to vacate on or before June 9th. This is about three months earlier than originally planned, and will save us approximately $30K. This means we will be moving in very soon – about four weeks prior to the convention.

The necessary work is being performed as I write, and we are hoping everything goes well.

Geoffrey Neale

This project has been years in the making. IPR posted an article from 2008 about the need for a new building:

Libertarian Party HQ Must Move

The building is in the Washington DC area.

This was something important to Mark Hinkle during his term as LNC Chairman, and has been an important project for Geoffrey Neale as well. Funds were raised specifically for the building via The David F. Nolan Memorial Building Fund to honor David Nolan , a founding member of the Libertarian Party who passed away in November, 2010.

Until we can get some better photos, here is a video taken by Bruce Majors at the walking tour for the LNC last March:

Walking Tour

4 thoughts on “Libertarian Party Closes Escrow on Its New Office

  1. Been There, Done That

    So, the LNC has bought a building. And anticipates saving $30k. Well, good for them. They’ll need it for the balloon payment that they’ve set up for themselves. Nothing like following the path of the fall of the previous real estate market to instill confidence from the membership.

    Well, if the membership knew about it, that is.

    If Mr. Neale is seeking re-election as Chair, ask him about that. And ask him why, in his speech to the San Diego County Libertarian Party, he said that he doesn’t think Libertarians can get elected in America, but can in certain European countries. If he thinks that, why do we run candidates at all? Why is he chair of an organization in which he has no faith?

    Have fun, everybody.

  2. Richard Winger

    There are lots of reasons to run candidates, even if the candidates don’t expect to win. The Libertarian Party’s very presence on ballots and in campaign forums tells the public that libertarian ideas have people out there who are passionately trying to persuade the public that those ideas are worthwhile.

    When the Socialist Party announced in early 1960 that it would not run a presidential candidate in 1960, the first time the party had skipped a presidential election since it had been founded at the turn of the century, newspaper editorials all across the nation proclaimed that this was evidence that socialism had so clearly failed, its proponents were giving up. The Socialist Party got more publicity in 1960 for saying it was giving up, than it had got since 1948, the last time Norman Thomas had run. The Libertarian Party’s campaigns put libertarianism on the map.

  3. Been There, Done That

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Mr. Winger. My concern is regarding the public and fatalistic, not to mention discouraging, words from Mr. Neale. One does not get many candidates or volunteers when telling them that they not only cannot win, but have no chance in America, period.

    I am always surprised by Americans who look at Europe, whether it’s political or economic, and see greener pastures there. I think some of our Founding Fathers, like Thomas Paine, understood that illusion all too well.

  4. Andy

    “Been There, Done That May 7, 2014 at 12:57 pm
    I couldn’t agree with you more, Mr. Winger. My concern is regarding the public and fatalistic, not to mention discouraging, words from Mr. Neale. One does not get many candidates or volunteers when telling them that they not only cannot win, but have no chance in America, period.

    I am always surprised by Americans who look at Europe, whether it’s political or economic, and see greener pastures there. I think some of our Founding Fathers, like Thomas Paine, understood that illusion all too well.”

    I agree. I think that there is a higher percentage of Americans who support the right to keep and bear arms than the percent of people who support the right to keep and bears arms in Europe. The right to keep and bear arms is an essential element for having any chance at having a free society.

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