LP Presidential Candidate

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. 

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Online Convention Starts Thursday

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.

 

 

 

 

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ONLINE CONVENTION SET FOR ELECTIONS

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:

 

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Remembering Heinlein

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.

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Lockdown Protest Friday May 1

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

 

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What would Roark do?

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.

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Letter to Editor on Stimulus

Letter to the Ventura County Star

To Whom it May Concern: 

Libertarians are not anarchists. We recognize the necessity for government to protect the rights of the individual. However, in times of crisis, it is important for us to keep a skeptical eye for power grabs that could last long after the emergency. And we have seen deadly failures where the FDA prevented private companies from creating their own COVID-19 tests, and during that same time, the CDC could only produce a limited number of faulty tests.
 
Libertarians are against stimulus packages. With each new stimulus package, the government is conditioning people to rely on them. 
 
If this proposed stimulus package were to actualize, we would expect equal and fair treatment for each individual. Right now, the US federal debt is an unfathomable $23.5 trillion, that, if spread out across all citizens, we are now each individually responsible for $72k of debt. What the $2 trillion stimulus is asking us to do, is each add $6k debt to that $72k existing debt, in order for some of us to get back only $1200. The other $4800 of debt that each citizen is expected to take on is allocated to business or more government.
 
We do not approve of the stimulus bill in its current form, as it does nothing to curb the out of control spending habit of the federal government.
 
Teresa Cvach
Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Ventura County
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LPVC March 2020 Economic Stimulus Bill Position Posted

LPVC position on economic stimulus motivated by COVID-19 fears is posted.

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Mar 3 - CA Primary Election 

Ventura County past voting recommendations from LPVC (CA primary election 2020 Mar 03)
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LP State Convention 2020

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. 

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