Jo Jorgenson has been selected to be the LP Presidential candidate for 2020. She was nominated at the National LP Convention held on-line during Memorial Day weekend. Spike Cohen was nominated to be her Vice Presidential running mate. Both are Libertarians strong on principle, but each has their own brand of speaking. Hopefully the team will reach many different types of voters in the upcoming election.Read more
We're down to the wire and just now getting specific details on our online national convention. Delegates and Alternates have been meeting on and off for a week to fine-tune voting procedures, and State Chairs have been busy setting up communication with their delegations. You may not be a Delegate this year, but you are still welcome to watch the debates on Thursday night and to follow the convention live via YouTube.com on the Libertarian Party channel.
Here is the schedule as we know it. All times are Pacific.
Here is an update on the Libertarian Party Convention previously scheduled for Memorial Day weekend in Austin Texas. The new plan is to hold an online convention limited to the matter of selecting our presidential/vice presidential nominees and for electing our national party officers. All other convention business will be conducted at a physical convention in July in Florida.
The following is from the LP website:
From Heinlein's "Revolt in 2100's" afterword, “Concerning Stories Never Written” in which the author takes an incisive look at a possible dark future for our country. Remember that Heinlein wrote this almost 70 years ago.
[The novel itself is about a possible future in which the US turned into a theocracy. Science fiction, right?]
“As for ... the idea that we could lose our freedom by succumbing to a wave of religious hysteria, I am sorry to say that I consider it possible. I hope that it is not probable. But there is a latent deep strain of religious fanaticism in this, our culture; it is rooted in our history and it has broken out many times in the past.
"It is with us now; there has been a sharp rise in strongly evangelical sects in this country in recent years, some of which hold beliefs theocratic in the extreme, anti-intellectual, anti-scientific, and anti-libertarian.Read more
For county libertarians who are not in agreement with COVID restrictions--- whether because you doubt the severity or because you are concerned for your freedoms---you may want to know about the protest planned for this Friday May 1st at the Government Center.
FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020 @12PM Noon
Ventura County Government Center
800 S. VICTORIA AVE.,
Ventura, CA 93009
Take a moment to take a deep breath and ponder a possible policy decision that won't result in life-or-death concerns, family ruptures, or exploding debt. Other things DO happen in our lives that fail to capture media attention, yet indicate the characters (elected and non-elected) in our governments.
Consider an event from late January 2020 when the GSA's Chief Architect and Director of the Design Excellence Program resigned his post. The title is a mouthful, but the job description is pretty straight forward. He managed a team responsible for how federal buildings look. Seems something happened that upset him enough to drive him to resign.Read more
Don't miss the annual LP State Convention where we will hear from our presidential candidates. Other activities will include the business session, workshops and speakers. This year the event takes place within driving distance, so plan on attending one or more days. Visit ca.lp.org to register or for more information.