Tag Archives: Andrew Davis

Libertarian Party on Calamity and Consequence

Posted by Andrew Davis at LP.org

It doesn’t take much to go from "bad" to "really bad" when government gets involved.  This is especially true when those in power have the philosophy that, "If it’s broken, government can fix it."

Unfortunately, far too often government tries to force itself into problem situations with good intentions that have disastrous consequences. … Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Kansas City Star needs to be committed

Andrew Davis writes at LP.org

On Dec. 10, the Libertarian Party put out a press release calling the logic behind the auto bailout, "insane." In it, we stated that "it’s insane that we keep going back to the taxpayers to bail-out struggling corporations who, for lack of good management and sound business practices, have become unprofitable."… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Free Market Heroes, Vol. 4: Dr. John Berthoud’

Posted by Andrew Davis

There are many different types of anti-tax warriors.  Some use crafty CPAs to get more deductions using the government’s complex rules against it.  Then, there are tax warriors like Dr. John Berthoud, who use reason, intelligence and a broad coalition of anti-tax organizations to reduce taxes and cut government spending. … Read more ...

Kansas City Star slams LP bailout press release

The Kansas City Star‘s political column “The Buzz” has this to say about the Libertarian Party press release on the auto industry bailout:

“In case you missed it, the nation’s largest third party also opposed appropriating $14 billion of taxpayer money to bail out the American automotive industry. ‘It’s insanity,’ said Libertarian Party spokesman Andrew Davis.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party turns 37 years old today

Posted at LP.org

Libertarian Party founded on Dec. 11, 1971

The Libertarian Party, America’s third-largest political party, is celebrating its 37th birthday.

“Since we began in 1971, we’ve elected hundreds of Libertarians to public office across the country,” says Libertarian Party National Chairman William Redpath. “These Libertarians make a significant impact on their community, and serve as a testament to the values of the Libertarian Party.

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The LP Goes to Harvard

posted by Andrew Davis on Dec 08, 2008 at LP.org

Well, we didn’t actually go to Harvard.

In doing some background research on Obama’s plans for the biggest public works project since the 1950s, we talked to Harvard economist Dr. Jeffrey Miron about what this means for the economy. Here’s what he said:

LP: Does it make much sense, in terms of stimulating the economy, for the government to invest in public works programs that, when built, produces nothing further?

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Libertarian Party: A message to Obama

Posted at LP.org by Andrew Davis

Today’s “Monday Message” is primarily one for President-Elect Barack Obama. Though the Bush administration, which has undoubtedly been one of the worst in American history, will be leaving office on Jan. 20, there is little room for celebration as Obama looks to take over as commander-in-chief.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: John A. Allison, Free Market Hero

posted at LP.org by Andrew Davis

Not everyone is born a freedom-loving Constitutionalist.  If they were, there would be no need for the Libertarian Party.

Unfortunately, the fight for less government is as much a legislative process as it is an education process.  In fact, the legislative process is much easier when there is an educated electorate, who elects qualified and competent legislators. … Read more ...

LP.org: Obama’s new ‘Raw Deal’

Posted by Andrew Davis on Nov 24, 2008

"The 1930s recession became the Great Depression because policymakers didn’t take the necessary actions," said Democratic economic adviser Jared Bernstein in a recent Washington Post article. "Nobody wants to make that mistake this time around."

This comment from Bernstein summarizes the prevailing mood of the Obama administration as it looks to take over the reins in January. … Read more ...

Libertarian Party says it has replaced the Republicans as the party of free market advocates

Press release from LPHQ

Nov 18, 2008
Libertarian Party Replaces GOP as Party of Free Market Advocates

Republicans Responsible for Massive Growth in Government Regulation

Following Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, and the support of the massive bailouts by Republican members of Congress, the Libertarian Party says it has replaced the GOP as the party of free market advocates.

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Libertarian Party says businessmen are bad for capitalism

Posted at LP.org

CEOs and Government Assistance Stand in the Way of Economic Turnaround

“CEOs and government ‘altruism’ are standing in the way of effective economic turnaround,” says Libertarian Party spokesperson Andrew Davis.

“Businessmen are bad for capitalism when they use the government as life support for failing ventures,” explains Davis.

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Damage control: LP Spokesman Andrew Davis posts LP-CP comparison at LP.org

Presumably in response to Ron Paul’s endorsement of Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin — a reaction to the “Snubgate” fiasco that the LP claims wasn’t a big deal — Libertarian Party spokesman Andrew Davis has posted a blog at LP.org saying that the Constitution Party’s “raison d’etre is to essentially establish a ‘Christian’ nation.”… Read more ...