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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Annual Election Meeting 2020

Annual Officer Elections will be held on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at Marie Callenders, 185 E Daily Dr, Camarillo. (Note new location.) Come early for a bit of social time at 6:00 PM; the meeting will start at 6:30 PM. We will be recapping 2019 events including membership and donation letter campaign results, social media sites,successful Libertarian candidates and issues, and the year-end annual treasurer's report. This event is open to all including members, friends, volunteers and contacts. However, only active dues-paying members will be able to run for office or vote.

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Message from the State Chair

The Libertarian Party of California will be hosting the 2020 Convention in the West Los Angeles area this year and you're invited!  The convention will be held at the beautiful Doubletree by Hilton located at 6161 Centinela Avenue, Culver City, CA 90230 and will take place over President’s Day weekend, February 15-17, 2020. As an early holiday gift for you and your family, you can get special pricing until the end of the year!  Sign up now at https://ca.lp.org/convention/

I truly believe this will be one of the most important conventions for the Libertarian Party of California in years. In addition to considering major changes to the Platform and Bylaws we will be electing four At-Large members of the LPC Executive Committee and Alternates, our Libertarian National Committee Regional Representative and Alternate, and our Judicial Committee who will serve for the next two years. We will also be endorsing candidates for our 2020 elections and conducting a Presidential Straw Poll. We need you to be there to take part to ensure everyone’s voice is heard!

 

 

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The Libertarian Party is 48 Years Old

The Libertarian Party of the United States was founded on December 11, 1971, in a living room in Colorado Springs. A group of determined Liberty advocates led by David F. Nolan spent five months meeting, debating, and amending what would become the Libertarian Party’s first platform. Recognizing that the Republicans and Democrats had abandoned the original principles of Liberty the American founding fathers had set forth, this group, including John Hospers, Ed Crane, Manuel Klausner, Murray Rothbard, Roy Childs, Tonie Nathan, and Jim Dean, formed a party dedicated to the ideas of all markets being completely free. Today we are celebrating our 48th birthday. 

 

 

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