From Wes Benedict on the Libertarian National Committee email list, September 1st, 2016 (includes August LP membership numbers):
I’d like to start a discussion about several budget increase requests before a formal motion is considered. I mentioned to the chair that I thought it would be good for me to put this before the LNC soon, and he agreed it was okay for me to get this discussion started on this list.… Read more ...
Thomas L. Knapp is a writer, IPR contributor and libertarian activist who most recently sought the Reform Party’s vice-presidential nomination. The following was originally published on The Garrison Center’s website on August 10th, 2016:
I didn’t pay much attention in 1972 when vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton was removed from the Democratic ticket and replaced by Sargent Shriver after it came to light that Eagleton had a record of psychiatric hospitalizations.… Read more ...
Libertarian Party of Oregon
Board of Directors Meeting, Beaverton, Oregon
August 5, 2014
SUBJECT: 2014 Libertarian Party National Convention
WHEREAS the Libertarian Party of Oregon, founded under Oregon law prior to the founding of the National Libertarian Party, is an independent organization neither subordinate nor bound by any contract to the National Libertarian Party,
WHEREAS at the 2014 Libertarian Party National Convention, the delegation from the Libertarian Party of Oregon was modified by the convention without the consent, and over the objection, of this state affiliate,
WHEREAS the National Libertarian Party bylaws require that “[e]ach state-level affiliate party shall, in accordance with its own Bylaws and these Bylaws, determine who shall be its delegates to all Regular Conventions” (NLP bylaws §6(3)),
WHEREAS the National Libertarian Party bylaws require that “… delegates to a Regular Convention shall be selected by a method adopted by each affiliate party” (NLP bylaws §11(3)(b)),
WHEREAS the Libertarian Party of Oregon bylaws make it a duty of the board of directors to appoint delegates (LPO bylaws §5(3)),
WHEREAS the board of directors adopted the following delegate appointment rule: “to accept applicants in the order they were received, with later applicants being placed in alternate slots”, (LPO Board meeting, January 15, 2014),
WHEREAS the Libertarian Party of Oregon solicited delegates via a sign-up form in our 2014 primary election announcement letter, mailed to every person registered to vote as a Libertarian in Oregon,
WHEREAS the Libertarian Party of Oregon also solicited delegates via a sign-up form in our 2014 primary ballot materials, mailed to every person registered to vote as a Libertarian in Oregon,
WHEREAS the Libertarian Party of Oregon also solicited delegates via announcements on our website and other social media,
WHEREAS the National Libertarian Party bylaws direct that “[a] list of the names and addresses of all delegates and alternates chosen by each affiliate party shall be sent to the Credentials Committee” and that “[a]mendments to such lists may be made by the affiliate parties and submitted to the Credentials Committee” (NLP bylaws §11(5)(c), emphasis added),
WHEREAS there is no suggestion anywhere in the National Libertarian Party bylaws that any body other than the state affiliate party is ever granted the authority to determine its delegation,
WHEREAS the procedure used to modify the Libertarian Party of Oregon’s delegation – amending the Credentials Committee report – is not permitted by the National Libertarian Party bylaws,
WHEREAS the exclusive means to modify a delegation during the Convention is provided by §11(5)(e) of the National Libertarian Party bylaws,
WHEREAS the purpose of the §11(5)(e) provision is to enable the state affiliate to submit additional members of its delegation to the Credentials Committee during the convention,
WHEREAS the fact that §11(5)(e) is silent regarding who may make submissions to the Credentials Committee is not an implicit grant of authority for any other body to make submissions on the state affiliate party’s behalf, or over its objection,
WHEREAS even if others could make submissions, the application of §11(5)(e) requires a seven-eighths vote, which was not obtained,
WHEREAS “[m]otions that conflict with the corporate charter, constitution, or bylaws of a society … are out of order, and if any motion of this kind is adopted, it is null and void” (RONR (11th ed.), p.… Read more ...
A new website has appeared advertised on Facebook, which proposes 5 priorities for the upcoming term of the Libertarian National Committee. The Libertarian Party’s national convention, Character Matters, is planned for June 26 to 29, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio.
At this time, there are two gentlemen who have announced that they’re running for the position of Chairman of the Libertarian Party, Geoffrey Neale and Nicholas Sarwark. Mr. Neale is the incumbent. The choice will be made by delegates at the National Convention , which will be in Ohio on June 26 to 29.… Read more ...
I have decided to seek re-election to the position of Chair of the Libertarian Party at our upcoming convention in Columbus, Ohio from June 26th to June 29th. I have waited this long to announce because I think it’s more important to fulfill the duties of Chair than to campaign.I don’t anticipate doing much electioneering between now and then, because I intend on putting my priority on LP business first.… Read more ...
Here is a video taken by Bruce Majors during the lunchtime visit to the Libertarian Party’s new building. It was taken Saturday, March 1, the weekend of the Libertarian National Committee’s quarterly meeting.
Here are some comments from some attendees:
March 1, 2014 at 2:31 pm
Termination papers have been signed at Watergate, and bank has signed preliminary commitment
March 1, 2014 at 2:33 pm
I was favorably impressed with the building space which we visited during lunch break — compared with my expectations anyway.
Here is another region report, which was prepared for the quarterly meeting of the Libertarian National Committee, which is meeting this weekend in Alexandria, Virginia. It is for Region 2, which is comprised of Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee. The report is from Vicki Kirkland.