THE PROBLEM (from the January 2013 Liberty for America):
Secretary Blocks All Business!
Since early December, our Libertarian National Committee has been totally paralyzed, unable to transact business or vote on motions because the National Secretary has been inactive.
THE SOLUTION (from the forthcoming January 2013 Liberty for America)
It’s Time for Impeachment
Since 2000. this newspaper and its predecessor, Let Freedom Ring!, have covered Libertarian National Committee activities in great detail. Indeed, we have given the LNC more extensive investigatory coverage than has any other news source.
The current situation on the National Committee is utterly unacceptable. Motions cannot be brought to a vote. Motions that may have passed cannot be acted upon, because the official results are unknown. Meeting Minutes reach draft format, but are perpetually in need of correction. When vote totals are reported, they are frequently found to be incorrect.
You can’t run a serious political party this way. Party members should demand immediate change. To contact the LNC: http://www.lp.org/lnc-leadership for email addresses.
There is only one solution. National Secretary Ruth Bennett must forthwith for cause be impeached (“suspended” is the term of art in the Party Bylaws) and removed from office. The cause, of course, is failure to discharge the duties of the office. The process is complex. First the LNC must vote to suspend. Then the vote must survive the suspended officer’s appeal to the Judicial Committee.
Fortunately, the National Party has at hand an excellent replacement. Chuck Moulton is an attorney and former Vice Chair. He is willing to serve.
Former National Convention delegates may recall charts and graphs of LNC votes — those were Chuck’s work. Moulton delivers. Those, by the way, were the charts and graphs that Bennett had removed from delegate tables at the 2012 NatCon before they could be read. Readers may also recall that Bennett nominated M Carling for Judicial Committee and gave the 2012 NatCon its floor fees.
Liberty for America is written and published by George Phillies, a long-time Libertarian actvist and professor of physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Here is the new issue: January 2013 Liberty for Americat