Rational people have done their best to work together and do what needs to be done to navigate through a global pandemic. Our government has lied, hidden information, mandated policies based on faulty assumptions, and refused to follow its own orders. It is time for it to end — all of it.
Happy New Year to LPVC Members and Friends!
Our Annual Officer Elections will be held on Saturday afternoon, February 5, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant, 205 North Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks. Outgoing officers will make a short presentation, after which candidates running for the new 2022 Executive Committee will introduce themselves and a vote will be taken. Also on the agenda will be a vote on proposed amendments to the LPVC Constitution. We will also hold a fun raffle. This event is open to all including members, friends, and other interested parties. However, only active dues-paying registered members will be allowed to run for office or vote.
Members and Friends are cordially invited to an end of year Central Committee meeting at 6:00 PM on Tuesday December 28, 2021.
The meeting will be held at the Pizza Cookery in Thousand Oaks, 75 W. Thousand Oaks Blvd, inside the Best Western hotel.
Included in the business session will be setting the date for our annual elections early next year. Members who would like to run as a candidate for an LPVC officer position are encouraged to attend to learn more. Maybe you will be the one to bring new ideas and new energy to the county party in 2022.
Pizza will be served if you RSVP by 12-27-21. Either send email to [email protected] or enter response on Events page of this website.
Feel free to call 805-642-5782 with any questions.
There will also be an auction to benefit California candidates who will be running in 2022, so please come ready to give all the support you can!
In addition to our special guests, there will be dinner, birthday cake, and a cash bar. Space is limited so register now to reserve your spot: EventBrite for LPC
I look forward to seeing you there!
Mimi Robson, LPC Chair
*NOTE: LPVC Members are also welcome to attend the LPC Executive Committee meeting being held earlier in the day in the same facility.
Another FYI - Firefighters 4 Freedom will be hosting a March for Freedom rally at 10am, Monday, November 8, in Los Angeles at Grand Park, which is located directly across from City Hall. This rally is in support of all workers affected by the vaccine mandates in Los Angeles. The location choice is, quite simply, a genius move, as the rally will be held on county property across from City Hall. This property is under the jurisdiction of LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who respects personal choice not to receive the vaccine.
Rally speakers will include:
– John Knox, founder of Firefighters 4 Freedom
– Amy Bohn, co-founder and executive director of PERK (Protection of the Educational Rights of Kids
– Dr. Simone Gold, M.D., J.D., FABEM, founder of America’s Frontline Doctors
– Will Witt of PragerU
– Pastor Rob McCoy of the Truth & Liberty Coalition
– Anesthesiologist Dr. Chris Rake of CUFF (Citizens United for Freedom)
– LEXIT founder Jesse Holguin
– Business architect, speaker and comedian Jason Sisneros
A CALL TO FREEDOM. This event is being posted for your information: The BRAVE Coalition is holding a FREEDOM RALLY this Saturday November 6 in Hueneme Beach (formerly Port Hueneme) for all Ventura County freedom lovers. BRAVE was founded in Ventura County as a group to help businesses with COVID regulations and infringements. It has since branched out to be a true liberty organization. There will be freedom candidates there and many other speakers to encourage us to stand strong and protect our rights. Suggested $10 donation. Here is the flyer.
Make the CHOICE to be BRAVE FREEDOM RALLY!
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Time: 12:30 pm - 6 pm
Location: Oceanview Pavilion Performing Arts
Theater Hueneme Beach, CA
Tickets: Get your Tickets at EventBright ($10 donation; see below for waiver)
Join us as we gather at Oceanview Pavilion to celebrate FREEDOM of CHOICE, not mandates. We believe it is up to each individual to choose. Sponsored by BRAVE Coalition USA whose mission is to support & empower small business owners, customers and communities to be united against government overreach.
After Party at Mrs. Olson’s Coffee Hut at Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard from 7:00PM to 1:00AM. Live Music with cover charge (ADD 7:30PM and RollerCoaster 10:00PM).
Libertarian Party Reaction to Biden’s Six Point COVID-19 Mitigation Plan
by Whitney Bilyeu, LNC Chair 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.
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.
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.
LPVC Business Meeting and Social
Friday, September 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM
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.