Daily Archives: June 27, 2011

James Quigley: The Hampton (Va) Police Division’s Killing of William A. Cooper

Submitted Monday, 27 June 2011 by Peninsula Libertarian Party chairman James Quigley:

I have expressed concerns before over the militarization of police forces throughout the United States, and mentioned that this was also a local problem with future consequences.

One of those bad potential consequences was sadly [read more]

Business Insider: An Invitation for Libertarians

From an article published on June 26, 2011, on BusinessInsider.com:

Here at Angry Bear, we’ve had a number of posts on LIbertarians over the years. Inevitably, someone writes to tell us we’re misrepresenting Libertarians… even when we’re quoting well known libertarians.

So… if you are libertarian consider this an invitation. Send me one to three paragraphs on what it means to be a libertarian or what libertarianism is. Or put it in comments. (I beg the indulgence of non-libertarians to please not put up comments of their own.) If you feel what you are writing about applies particularly to one or another strain of libertarianism, please make that clear.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/an-invitation-for-libertarians-2011-6#ixzz1QUGsw3T1

Dan Reale, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Connecticut replies with this e-mail:Libertarians oppose the initiation of force to promote social or political goals. We acknowledge that a “right” is a power, faculty or ability inherent to ownership and incident upon another. This applies to both to your property and yourself, as you own both.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/chairman-of-connecticut-libertarian-party-responds-2011-6#ixzz1QUKdsae1

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Florida: Libertarians Rally to Publicize Outrageous Raid

From an article by Caroline Gonzmart published Jun 25, 2011, on WCTV:

[IPR Editor's Note: A news video is available at the link; the station did a decent interview with all of the participants.]

A small group of Florida [read more]

Maryland Reporter: Libertarians, Greens Get Back on the Ballot

From an article by Len Lazarick published on June 22, 2011, on MarylandReporter.com:

The Libertarian and Green parties regained their official status on election ballots Tuesday after retired Anne Arundel Circuit Judge Eugene Lerner found they had collected enough signatures [read more]

Bill White: End the Drug War

From an article posted on June 21, 2011, on TheMorningCall.com:

I certainly don’t agree with the Libertarian Party on everything, but when it comes to its stance on the War on Drugs, we’re absolutely on the same page.

To that end, I’d like to share the party’s statement last week as we marked four decades of America’s War on Drugs.

Bill White is a columnist for The Morning Call, where he comments on local news, judges Christmas lights, [read more]