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The Libertarian Party is America’s third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. Our vision is for a world in which all individuals can freely exercise the natural right of sole dominion over their own lives, liberty and property by 1) building a political party that elects Libertarians to public office and 2) moving public policy in a libertarian direction.

 

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    Celebration Party for Jeff Hewitt

    Message from California Libertarian Party Chair:

    If  you've not already heard, I have some very exciting news. Jeff Hewitt, California's Region 4 LNC Representative and longtime Libertarian activist, won his election for Riverside County Supervisor! The Riverside County Registrar of Voters certified the election just before the deadline of December 6th, and announced the results on December 7th, that Hewitt won by a margin of 3.8% and now will hold a position that represents almost 2.5 million residents in the 11th largest county in the United States.

    This is the most exciting victory in the Libertarian Party's history, and happened because Jeff played the long game by being in local politics for many years, serving on local boards and then being elected the Mayor of Calimesa. During his tenure as Mayor he did the unthinkable for most municipalities and rid his city of Cal Fire and the unsustainable CalPERS pensions that would have ultimately bankrupt the City of Calimesa. He showed that there are solutions that don't involve additional government waste. He showed that a principled Libertarian can use common sense, free-market solutions to improve the lives of his constituents. He proved that a Libertarian can WIN!

    I personally want to congratulate Jeff and his team, which was led by another longtime LPC activist, Boomer Shannon. They ran an amazing ground game, even with being outspent three to one in the period after the Primary Election, but still went on to be victorious .

    The Hewitt Team wants everyone know they are invited to celebrate this victory on December 29th at the The Station Tap House Bar and Grill at 8:00 p.m.

    41 West Ramsey St, Banning, CA 92220

    Also, mark your calendars. The next Libertarian of California Executive Committee meeting will be held on February 9, 2019, in Long Beach, and there will be a special event that evening which will include Jeff Hewitt as our featured speaker. More details will be posted soon, but this will be an event you won't want to miss!

    And don't forget that the 2019 Convention is fast approaching. Our Convention will be held in Concord at the Crowne Plaza and you can still take advantage of special pricing until the end of the year. There will be many amazing speakers, which will of course include Jeff Hewitt and Boomer Shannon. You can find out more at https://ca.lp.org/convention/.

    In Liberty,

    Mimi Robson,
    Libertarian Party of California
    chair@ca.lp.org

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    Two Birthdays for Liberty!

    Commemorating founding
    of Libertarian Party, Bill of Rights

    Note from LNC Representative James Clark:

    This week holds two anniversaries worthy of note that Libertarian Party members should celebrate and publicize.

    Today, Dec. 11, marks the 47th anniversary of the founding of the Libertarian Party in 1971. It was on that day that David F. Nolan gathered with other libertarians in Colorado Springs to declare that it was time for a new political party devoted to defending liberty and to restricting government to its only legitimate purpose: protecting the rights of its citizens.

    Since that day, the Libertarian Party has become the third-largest political party in the United States. The LP is the only political party with a core mission of defending individual liberty, promoting personal responsibility, and protecting the right of people “to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose.”

    During these 47 years we’ve laid groundwork for Libertarians to be elected, change public policy, reduce the size and scope of government, and increase the extent of liberty and responsibility in the United States. The extraordinary efforts of our members have made the LP into the only party (other than the Democrats and Republicans) that regularly achieves ballot access throughout the country. These accomplishments have been achieved in the face of tremendous burdens (e.g., discriminatory ballot access and campaign finance laws).

    This year, 53 Libertarian Party candidates won election to public office; each of them is now in position to help protect the life, liberty, and property of those they serve.

    Soon after the LP’s birthday anniversary is “Bill of Rights Day” on Dec. 15, which marks the 227th anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1791 as part of the U.S. Constitution. During the debates concerning ratification of the Constitution, many citizens argued persuasively for inclusion of amendments that would explicitly provide protection for important rights, to guard against violation of those rights by the federal government.

    The Bill of Rights is one of the most powerful, inspiring statements about the principles of individual liberty and limited government in history. When Americans are asked about the aspects of America that make them most proud, frequently their answers include the rights of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of assembly. The common element of these answers is individual liberty and freedom from government interference.

    Unfortunately, from the moment the Bill of Rights was ratified, there has been an incessant effort by politicians and government functionaries to abridge our rights. Indeed, many of those rights have been effectively eliminated by unconstitutional legislation, judicial misinterpretation, and bureaucratic edicts.

    Libertarian Party members and supporters should recognize both of these dates by proclaiming that, for nearly a half-century, the Libertarian Party has proudly and resolutely promoted the principles of individual liberty and personal responsibility, and that elected Libertarians have worked ceaselessly to protect the inalienable rights of the people.

    The Jefferson Area Libertarians, the local Libertarian Party of Virginia affiliate of which I have the honor of serving as secretary, will conduct our annual “Bill of Rights Acclamation” on Dec. 15 in Charlottesville, Va. Our “Acclamation” will include speeches about the importance of the Bill of Rights, along with a public reading of the Bill of Rights and its preamble. I encourage my Libertarian Party colleagues to organize similar events and publicize the extent to which our liberty is under increasing attack.

    I wish my fellow members and supporters of the Libertarian Party a very happy birthday and many happy returns; please accept my thanks for your efforts to help the United States become truly a land of liberty.

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