Tag Archives: Karen Kwiatkowski

Agora I/O: The Liberty Unconference

Here is a weekend event many IPR readers might be interested in.  There will be over 70 speakers over the course of three days–plus, it’s free!

Check it out:

Agora I/O: The Liberty Unconference 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rockwell: Is the Libertarian Party Pro-War?

From an article on LewRockwell.com on April 10, 2011 by Lew Rockwell:

Murray Rothbard, who had opposed a libertarian political party, threw himself into the struggle when it was founded as a pro-war organization. Eventually, he succeeded in having the LP adopt the greatest platform on war and almost all other issues ever written.

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Kwiatkowski: Words matter, but actions and effectiveness matter more

Virginia libertarian Karen Kwiatkowski wrote today about a local “town hall” type meeting, and reviewed congressman Bob Goodlatte’s talking points.  This article was published in the Harrisonburg, VA Daily News-Record.

[Congressman Bob Goodlatte] was asked about his support for the Patriot Act, legislation that admittedly he and the rest of Congress never even read when they originally passed it in late 2001. … Read more ...

Kwiatkowski to Hinkle: LP “vulnerable to criticism for appearing unprincipled”

In an “open letter” to Libertarian National Committee chair Mark Hinkle, Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski (USAF, Ret.) argues that the Libertarian Party coddles a vocal party minority which favors foreign policy interventionism, and that this raises real image problems for the party. Former US Representative Bob Barr and Las Vegas gambling figure Wayne Allyn Root, the LP’s 2008 presidential and vice-presidential candidate, come in for specific criticism, and Kwiatkowski refers to the LP’s activities in the 2008 election cycle as “shenanigans.”

Embracing statists and nationalists quietly within the party is one thing; making them front and center as a leading voice of recruitment and policy means that these types of unprincipled non-libertarian perspectives become the LP in the minds of everyone.

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Connecticut Libertarian Party Sets Annual Convention for May 7

From an announcement sent out by Dan Reale:

This year’s annual Libertarian Party of Connecticut (LPCT) annual convention will be held May 7th, in New London, at VFW Post 189 (110 Garfield Avenue, New London, CT) between 10-12 PM. We are fortunate to have former Libertarian presidential candidate and all around Constitution scholar Michael Badnarik delivering the keynote speech.… Read more ...

Libertarian Peacenik blog: Ron Paul, the Antiwar Presidential Candidate for 2012

Thomas Sipos at Libertarian Peacenik blog:

People are urging Ron Paul to run once again, in 2012:

I can’t think of a better candidate.

If Paul runs, it will probably be for the Republican Party nomination. If he loses (as he probably will), he can then run on either the Libertarian Party or Constitution Party, if he wants.… Read more ...

Some high profile guests, including Peter Schiff, expected at the Libertarian Party of Connecticut convention

A press release from the Libertarian Party of Connecticut tells about their May 30th, 2009 convention.  Guest speakers will include Peter Schiff, Karen Kwiatkowski, and Katherine Albrecht.  Anyone who cannot attend in person will be able to watch the convention live on www.LPCT.org.

The press release:

Bridgeport, CT – On Saturday, May 30th, the Libertarian Party of Connecticut (LPCT) will hold their annual convention at the Holiday Inn in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Keaton/Shinghal 2012 announces cabinet intentions

Via vice-presidential contender Michelle Shinghal’s blog comes an early look at one potential Libertarian cabinet:

Keaton has been quite the busy bee so she’s asked me to announce our cabinet. Obviously we realize that this step is usually taken after winning not only a party nomination but the White House but we feel that you can never be too prepared.

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