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    Mama, Don't Let Your Baby Get Jabbed

    The kind people at BRAVE have brought this to our attention:
    The FDA is meeting on 10/26 to discuss mandating vaccines for kids ages 5-12. For the next two days, the public can submit comments for consideration. THIS TAKES TWO MINUTES. 
    Go to the link below, write your comment and select "individual consumer" in the alphabetized drop-down menu under "what is your comment about?" That's it. Please forward to everyone you know. Let's flood the FDA with opposition to this madness! Do it now as the deadline is in a few days.  
    THE LINK:
    https://www.regulations.gov/document/FDA-2021-N-1088-0001
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    We are Not Government Property

    Libertarian Party Reaction to Biden’s Six Point COVID-19 Mitigation Plan
    by  on September 10, 2021 

    “This is not about freedom or personal choice.” -President Biden, 9/9/2021

    In what appeared to be a haphazard address to the American people Thursday afternoon, President Biden unveiled his six-pronged COVID-19 mitigation plan aimed at stopping the spread of the Delta variant. However, instead of offering solutions centered around innovation in healthcare or empowering local governments to determine what health policies work best for their communities, we witnessed a shocking assault on privately-owned businesses, a weaponization of government agencies, and an all-out attack on our most precious rights as individuals.

    Biden’s mitigation plan will target millions of unvaccinated Americans by weaponizing the US Department of Labor — meaning people who work at companies with 100 or more employees may now face forcible vaccination, mandatory weekly testing (at a cost yet to be determined), or harsh consequences for their failure to comply. To make matters worse, these harsh consequences for non-compliant employees do not simply end at termination. In many situations, employees who are terminated for declining to be vaccinated will likely be ineligible to collect any unemployment benefits. In an already failing economy and floundering jobs market, the results will be catastrophic.

    Outdoing his previous vaccine mandates for Federal government employees, Biden also announced that healthcare workers who work with patients on any type of Federally-funded healthcare plan (Medicare/Medicaid), any teachers who are a part of any Head Start program, as well as ALL government contractors, regardless of their industry, must be vaccinated or undergo weekly testing (at a cost yet to be determined) as a condition of their employment.

    This is entirely unacceptable, and we shall not comply.

    People may in good faith hold differing opinions over their personal need for the vaccine, and an informed and factual debate about it is entirely beneficial and appropriate. However, what is not up for debate is the right of bodily autonomy. Every individual should have the opportunity to evaluate the evidence and make the choice that they find best suited for themselves. Just like every other medical choice, the choice to be vaccinated is (and should always be) in the hands of the individual. Never should this choice be made by politicians and bureaucrats for other individuals. History is littered with example after grisly example of governments inflicting all sorts of evil on their own populace under the ostensibly benign auspices of health, safety, or “the common good.” We cannot allow our government to take us down that road.

    Since the beginning of this presidency, the consistent message coming from the White House is that Americans cannot be trusted to make the best choices for themselves and for their families. We hear that businesses cannot be trusted to operate without heavy-handed micromanagement from the Federal government. We hear that schools cannot be trusted to let parents, administrators, and teachers come together to create a plan that keeps children safe, and in an environment that fosters learning and growth. Americans are tired of fighting for control of their own lives from this administration. Americans deserve to have control over their healthcare, their lives, and their livelihoods.

    For 50 years, the Libertarian Party has been the only national political party fighting for all rights of all people all the time. Self-ownership is inherent to our existence and we must be free to choose for ourselves, while accepting responsibility for the consequences of the choices we make. Our support of an individual’s right to choose does not mean that we approve or disapprove of those choices. No individual, group, or government may rightly initiate force against any other individual, group, or government. We stand in defense of the rights of the smallest minority: the individual. The Libertarian Party has been pro-choice on everything since its founding, and we will continue to fight for your freedom every time the state threatens it. We are not government property.

    President Biden is wrong. This is 100% about freedom and personal choice. If you want to see a world set free in your lifetime, stand with us today and together we can fight back against these grossly invasive and violative mandates that threaten our most basic and sacred of human rights.

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    Already Against the Next Mandate

    From the National LP: A fundamental tenet of the Libertarian Party Platform is the right of the individual.  We believe that individuals are inherently free to make choices for themselves and must accept responsibility for the consequences of the choices they make. (LPP, 1.0 Personal Liberty).

    This means at all times, especially now, individuals must have the freedom and responsibility to determine what is in their best interest.

    Unfortunately, over the past 18 months, we’ve seen repeated assaults on our freedoms and our right to think for ourselves.  We’ve seen the government tease the idea of vaccine passports and implement vaccine and testing mandates.  We’ve seen the government lock us down, creating different public health crises and problems.  We’ve seen hundreds of thousands of people lose their jobs and lose their businesses.

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.  

    Today, we are launching our Already Against the Next Mandate issue campaign.  This action-focused campaign is a Party-wide effort and it aims to hold the politicians accountable who continue these attacks on our civil liberties. Visit our newly launched site at www.alreadyagainstthenextmandate.com to find out how you can help, participate in the effort, and stop the spread of government overreach.

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    LPVC Meeting Sept 17

    Come to a Libertarian Party meet-and-greet on Constitution Day!
    Meet other county Libertarians. Discuss current topics and upcoming events, and learn what's going on at the national and state levels. We will also have Constitution booklets available for all attendees. Please RSVP on the Events page. 



    WHAT

    LPVC Business Meeting and Social

    WHEN
    Friday, September 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    WHERE
    Pizza Cookery Restaurant
    75 West Thousand Oaks Blvd
    Thousand Oaks CA 91360
    (inside Best Western Hotel)

    Remember to fly your flag on Constitution Day, September 17. 

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