I find the Acorn’s letters to the editor extremely informative. I thank the citizens who take the time to observe and report what is going on at our city council meetings. With respect to the (Thousand Oaks) city’s desire to increase our sales tax to fund transportation I’d like to understand in sufficient detail why the new state gas tax would not fund our transportation projects.Read more
California’s legislators have passed our very own single-payer health plan at an estimated cost of $400 billion annually, and they don’t know how they’re going to pay for it. Am I crazy? Should I be concerned? What’s a higher sales or consumption tax going to do to our local economy overall?Should I worry that our track record of government controlled healthcare—the VA Medical System— is in dismal shape and so, to be democratic, a single-payer plan will allow the government to fail us all?Read more
“We were elected to the people’s house to serve their will, their interests, and limit government interference in their lives. I was not elected to do the bidding of a political party at the expense of my principles. Establishment partisan politics do nothing to protect the rights of people, but instead only serve to prop up and expand government with arcane plans to irresponsibly spend our money and enact burdensome regulations on businesses, small and large alike. The Libertarian Party platform gives us, as legislators, the best possible framework to expand social freedoms, support a free-market economy, and ensure the checks and balances on government power are enforced.”Read more
Please help oppose Oxnard’s sewer rate increase in just two easy steps.
On Tuesday, May 16, the Oxnard City Council is scheduled to INCREASE your sewer rates by $279.24 per year – even though we voted down their latest rate increase this last November, when we adopted Measure M with 72% of the vote. It’s important that you attend the May 16 (starting at 6 pm) public hearing at City Hall (Oxnard City Hall Council Chambers, 305 West Third Street, Oxnard, CA 93030), where this important decision will be made by the Oxnard City Council.Read more
Over the weekend of April 29-30, 2017 the California Libertarian Party held its annual convention in Santa Clara California. It was a wonderful weekend with over 80 delegates in attendance to vote on party business and enjoy fine speakers. In addition elections were held to fill state party officer positions for two-year terms. The results of the elections are as follows: Ted Brown-Party Chair; Kenneth Brent Olsen-Northern Vice-Chair; Jonathan Jaech-Southern Vice-Chair; Honor “Mimi” Robson-Secretary; and Steven Haug-Treasurer. Six At-Large Members were also elected with two alternates. A seat on the Judiciary Committee was filled.Read more
We’re trying something new for our Liberty and Libations social this month. Let’s meet on Sunday May 21 at the Junkyard Cafe for a Sunday brunch. Drop in anytime between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM; you’ll find us at the back tables. The Junkyard Cafe is located at 2585 Cochran Street in Simi Valley. Come by to re-connect with old friends or meet new liberty-minded friends to discuss current events and local politics. We respect each other’s point of view, but we are neither Democrats or Republicans. We see the need for positive change locally and welcome constructive ideas to make that happen. We also want to catch up on what’s going on with local city councils as well as state-wide politics.
Do you feel school taught you enough to pass the ideals of liberty and freedom to your children? Aside from the Declaration of Independence and the subsequent war, we often don’t teach our children the philosophies and principles of freedom & liberty that our founding fathers risked everything for. Teaching our children about these ideals within the modern world is even more rare.Read more
A convention update from our state chair: I am pleased to announce that David Friedman (economics professor and son of Milton Friedman) and Patrick Byrne (CEO of Overstock.com) are now featured speakers at the Libertarian Party of California State Convention. The convention is coming up fast – April 28 to 30 at the Santa Clara Marriott, 2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA (near San Jose Airport).Read more
Our quarterly business meeting will be held at 6:30 PM on Thursday April 20. We will also have a guest from our City Watch team to speak on the importance of staying abreast of what’s happening in your local city government. The meeting/talk will be held at Marie Callender’s in Camarillo at 185 E Daily Drive. Their number is 987-5580. This event is open to the public and all members are encouraged to attend.Read more
I believe there’s value in networking with our other counties so last week I made the drive to Santa Fe Springs to enjoy the Southern California Regional LP Conference. It was hosted by both the Los Angeles and San Bernardino county groups. We had a nice lunch in a good setting and heard stories by Libertarians who have been running campaigns, whether their own or for others.Read more