The most intimidating aspect of being Executive Director for the Libertarian Party of Washington is not having to meet with state legislators, it’s not testifying in Olympia or in front of city councils, and it’s not giving public talks about what it means to be a Libertarian…
The most intimidating aspect is asking people to donate and/or become a member of the LPWA. I understand that the cause of Liberty is worth the investment of people like you who truly care about taking back the liberties that have been stolen and defending the liberties we still have. So we came up with an innovative way for our supporters to contribute to the LPWA, receive something of tangible value back for their contribution, and support a local, libertarian owned, Washington mint based in Federal Way.
The word Libertarian essentially means, “Believer in liberty.” For example, vegetarians believe in only eating vegetables. Totalitarians (the opposite of Libertarians) believe in a government with total control of society. Libertarians believe in liberty. It’s as simple as that.
However, when I ask people to define the word liberty, few have been able to articulate the definition. I don’t blame them for not really knowing. Government run education doesn’t put much emphasis or value on teaching civil or economic liberty. The silver lining in this cloud of gray is the fact that everyone who has attended government run education has been programmed to swear allegiance to liberty. The last line in the Pledge of Allegiance is, “with liberty and justice for all.” Regardless if they don’t know the meaning of the word liberty, they will all tell you that liberty is a positive.
Liberty is the absence of outside control or oppression over our lives as long as we are not infringing on the rights, person, or property of another.
It is up to us to educate as many citizens as possible by running strong candidates and campaigns. 2014 will be a very good year for liberty here in Washington and for the LPWA if we can raise the money to be politically effective. Instead of just asking for you to donate, I am giving you an opportunity to invest in limited edition, real gold and silver coins that may increase in value.
There are two different coins with the same design. The first coin is one Troy ounce of .999 pure silver selling at $65 each. The second coin is minted in one Troy ounce of .999 pure silver and selectively plated in 24-karat gold selling at $76 each. Each piece comes sealed in a tarnish resistant Lucite capsule and mounted in a museum-quality leatherette presentation box, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Proceeds from the sales will go to the Libertarian Party of Washington.
There were only 1776 coins minted of each type and each coin come with a unique serial number; 1 thru 1776. Limiting the amount of coins minted will help the coins retain their value and it might even increase their value once they are all sold out. I am not sure how fast they will sell out, so just to be safe, I already ordered mine.
One of my favorite features of this coin is the laser, micro engraving:
The micro engraving around the top of the “Tree of Liberty” is a quote from one of our founding fathers, Samuel Adams: “It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.”
There is also another hidden feature on the coin. One of the flags being carried on the front side of the coin is a modified version of the “Gadsden Flag.” The phrase, “Don’t tread on me,” has been modified to say, “Don’t tread on anyone.”
We are counting on you to help us promote these coins. Please share this page with everyone you think would be interested in owning or gifting one of these very special pieces. Please post about the coins on social media as well. The Libertarian Party of Washington is set to raise over $100,000 when all of the coins are sold. This money will give us a starting foundation for the 2014 election season and will assist us in “painting Washington State GOLD!”
Please purchase your “Libertarian Lion” collectors coin today! There are only 1775 left!
Executive Director, Libertarian Party of Washington
P.S. The coins will ship locally from Federal Way, Washington, near the Seattle-Tacoma area.