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War on Drugs leads to gun smuggling nightmare [LP.ORG]

Posted in Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on marzo 9, 2011

March 9, 2011

Contact: Wes Benedict, Executive Director
E-mail: wes.benedict@lp.org
Phone: 202-333-0008 ext. 222

War on Drugs leads to gun smuggling nightmare

WASHINGTON – According to CBS, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been involved in undercover operations to smuggle high-powered weapons into Mexico, probably as some sort of tracking operation. Now many of those weapons are in the hands of ruthless drug traffickers, which they are using to intimidate and kill people.

Libertarian Party chair Mark Hinkle issued this statement today:

“This is another sad chapter in the long story of the terribly destructive War on Drugs. Now our own government is apparently involved in smuggling weapons to drug lords in Mexico. This story is as bizarre as it is depressing.

“The War on Drugs has caused far more death and destruction than it has prevented. The War on Drugs is a failure in almost every measurable way. The War on Drugs should end.

“It’s becoming more and more unclear whether the U.S. government even wants the violence to decrease. More drug violence means more jobs for federal drug agents. More drug arrests mean more jobs for prison construction and management contractors. There are a lot of people whose income depends on a big, thriving, unsuccessful War on Drugs.

“If the War on Drugs were halted, there would no longer be any such thing as ‘drug trafficking.’ Violence in Mexico would decrease very dramatically, as drug lords would quickly go out of business.

“A lot of liberals and libertarians were hoping that President Obama and a Democratic Congress might at least tone down the War on Drugs, but they have done nothing of the kind. They have kept this war going as strong as ever.

“It looks like those of us opposed to the War on Drugs can forget about help from the Democratic Party. Only the Libertarian Party will fight to end the misguided, wasteful, and destructive War on Drugs.

“One of the things that saddens me is that our foolish and unjust drug laws are leading to the deaths of thousands of Mexican citizens. Those Mexicans can’t vote in our elections to change our drug laws — they just have to wait and hope they aren’t the drug lord’s next victim.

“We Libertarians call for an end to the War on Drugs: an end to federal prohibition of the possession and sale of narcotics. Would that lead to increased drug abuse? It’s hard to know — probably not much — but nothing could be worse than the death and destruction our government has unleashed with its War on Drugs.”

For more information, or to arrange an interview, call LP Executive Director Wes Benedict at 202-333-0008 ext. 222.

The LP is America’s third-largest political party, founded in 1971. The Libertarian Party stands for free markets, civil liberties, and peace. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party at our website.

LP USA to Washington: Stop Meddling In Egyptian Affairs

Posted in Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on febrero 4, 2011

February 4, 2011

Contact: Wes Benedict, Executive Director
E-mail: wes.benedict@lp.org
Phone: 202-333-0008 ext. 222

America should stop interfering in Egypt

WASHINGTON – Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle released the following statement today:

“Media reports tell us that the Obama administration is heavily involved in the current crisis in Egypt. It shouldn’t be.

“Personally, my sympathies are with the Egyptian protesters. Our very own Declaration of Independence said that government exists to secure people’s rights, and ‘whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.’

“However, it would be wrong for me to force all Americans to adopt my point of view and support my choice in this crisis. But that’s exactly what the Obama administration is doing, by interfering in the crisis and inevitably taking sides.

“The instances of U.S. foreign meddling over the last hundred years are too numerous to list here. But in almost every case, U.S. intervention has made American taxpayers poorer, and it has usually served to entrench corrupt authoritarian rulers. In the worst cases, like Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, military intervention has caused the deaths of many Americans and far more foreigners.

“This includes all types of intervention: military intervention, foreign aid, and ‘behind-the-scenes’ intervention using diplomacy and espionage.

“Libertarians call for the U.S. government to stop interfering in the Egyptian crisis, and to end foreign aid to all nations, including Egypt.

“American interventionism also gives foreign governments an excuse to copy us. Instead of respecting their neighbors’ sovereignty and independence, foreign governments often interfere with each other, and they often use examples of American intervention as a justification.

“Unfortunately, powerful politicians in Washington can’t seem to resist the temptation to meddle in foreign countries’ affairs. This tendency is made worse by self-serving bureaucracies like the CIA, which rely on foreign meddling to keep their workers employed.

“Our government should leave other nations alone. The future of Egypt is for the Egyptian people to decide, not Washington politicians.”

The Libertarian Party platform plank on international affairs states:

“American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world. Our foreign policy should emphasize defense against attack from abroad and enhance the likelihood of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements. We would end the current U.S. government policy of foreign intervention, including military and economic aid. We recognize the right of all people to resist tyranny and defend themselves and their rights. We condemn the use of force, and especially the use of terrorism, against the innocent, regardless of whether such acts are committed by governments or by political or revolutionary groups.”

For more information, or to arrange an interview, call LP Executive Director Wes Benedict at 202-333-0008 ext. 222.

The LP is America’s third-largest political party, founded in 1971. The Libertarian Party stands for free markets, civil liberties, and peace. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party at our website.

Libertarians: Tea Party betrayed by tiny Republican budget cuts [LP.ORG]

Posted in Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on febrero 4, 2011

February 3, 2011

Contact: Wes Benedict, Executive Director
E-mail: wes.benedict@lp.org
Phone: 202-333-0008 ext. 222

Libertarians: Tea Party betrayed by tiny Republican budget cuts

WASHINGTON – According to The Hill, House Republicans have just announced that they will seek appropriations for the rest of 2011 that are $32 billion below current spending levels.

LP Chair Mark Hinkle commented, “The Tea Party supporters have been betrayed. These cuts are so small, you need a microscope to find them.”

Hinkle continued, “The Congressional Budget Office just told us that federal spending was expected to be about $3.7 trillion this year. After the Republican cuts, it will still be about $3.7 trillion. The Republican cuts are so tiny, they disappear in the rounding error.

“Even with these cuts, the federal deficit will be over $1.4 trillion this year.

“It doesn’t help that Congressional Republicans voted for more unemployment spending and ethanol subsidies last December, or that they want to keep increasing military spending. And they haven’t come up with any serious cuts to entitlements.

“I think the Tea Party supporters were expecting real cuts, not this nonsense. We tried to warn Tea Party supporters last year that the Republicans were just trying to fool them again. It looks like we were right.

“Oh, I’m sure we’ll hear Republicans say they’re just getting started, and more cuts are coming…just not yet. But I hope the Tea Party supporters and other fiscal conservatives wake up and smell the deficits. Our children are going to drown in debt, and the Republicans aren’t going to save them. Republicans are part of the problem, not the solution.

“Tea Party supporters and other fiscal conservatives should support Libertarians, not Republicans. Libertarians would make dramatic cuts in spending, and if angry Republicans and Democrats threatened to shut down the government instead, Libertarians would say ‘Fine.'”

For more information, or to arrange an interview, call LP Executive Director Wes Benedict at 202-333-0008 ext. 222.

The LP is America’s third-largest political party, founded in 1971. The Libertarian Party stands for free markets, civil liberties, and peace. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party at our website.

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A Message From The Libertarian Party Of Texas

Posted in Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on febrero 2, 2011

Greetings!

 

AUSTIN- Yesterday Texas SB 139 by Sen. Wentworth, Relating to the elimination of straight-party voting, was read for the first time and referred to the Committee on State Affairs.

 

The Chair of the Committee is Robert Duncan, the Vice-Chair is Robert Deuell. The members are: Rodney Ellis, Troy Fraser, Joan Huffman, Mike Jackson, Eddie Lucio, Jr., Leticia Van de Putte, and Tommy Williams.

 

If your Senator is on the committee I urge you to contact them and ask that they support the bill.

 “No Straight-Party ballots in Texas”

 

 

Click here to find out who represents you. 

 

 

Thank you in taking action to help us in the Legislature this year.  Please stay on alert for the next few months as we will need our members to voice their concerns on different issues.  We appreciate you and your time to write this important letter.

 

 

If you do  not have the time to write a letter, please consider donating to our cause.

DONATE

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Heather Fazio

Libertarian Party of Texas

Libertarian Party Of Florida

Posted in Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on enero 26, 2011

Open Letter to Libertarian Party USA About Cuba

Posted in Comentario, Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on enero 19, 2011

The President of the Libertarian Party USA praised Obama for his efforts in increasing trade with Cuba. While such steps may deserve praise theoretically speaking, it must be remembered that trade is a two way street.

When two people initiate a trade, money or other forms of hard currency must be used instead of credit or IOU’s. They should be using products from each other. In this case, the USA should have its products in Cuba without restrictions and vice versa.

This is something that is impossible taking into account the economic problems facing Cuba and the USA. What can Cuba offer to the USA? It can offer nothing and the USA cannot offer Cuba anything.

Both countries have the same economic predicament although Cuba is much more advanced in economic deterioration than the USA at the present time. What about cultural exchanges between the two countries?

The USA allows Cuban artists to perform in the country while Cuba discriminates against Cuban American Artists such as Nil Lara and Maria Lourdes on the basis of antiquated politics. In life it takes two to rock and roll or dance salsa.

Why does the Castro Brothers want to trade with the USA when they have trading partners in almost every country in the world? Why do they have this hatred towards the USA yet at the same time want to trade with it?

My only answer is that the Castro Brothers on the inside LOVE the USA and want so much recognition from it. It is a way of solving an inferiority complex that they and others like them have. Why should we reward their inferiority complex in the same way we reward the inferiority complex of those who govern in Washington and Wall Street?

What the Castro Brothers, Washington, and Wall Street need is to be placed before the halls of justice for their abuse of pwoer.

Libertarios Sobre Cuba

Posted in Comentario, Cuba, Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on enero 19, 2011

http://www.lp.org/news/press-releases/libertarian-chair-sort-of-commends-obamas-cuba-decision

 

El apoyo de ciertos miembros del Partido Libertario hacia la gestión de Obama en Cuba es noble pero existe fallos.

Creo en el libro comercio de doble vía en vez de favorecer un solo individuo y/o sistema. Si los hermanos Castros odian tanto a los EEUU, porque comerciar con el país cuando pueden comerciar con cualquier país del mundo.

Mi única impresión es que los Hermanos Castro son títeres del sistema Republicano/Demócrata en EEUU. Quizás odian a los EEUU con los dientes para fuera pero en el interior existe un amor enfermizo hacia los EEUU.

Además, no podemos hablar de comercio tomando en cuenta la situación precaria en EEUU. Primero, hay que resolver los problemas internos del país y después podemos hablar de libre comercio.

Liberty Underground

Posted in Comentario, Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on enero 11, 2011

Libertarians mourn death of David F. Nolan [Libertarian Party USA]/ THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT [Alexander Snitker]

Posted in Alexander Snitker, Partido Libertario/LP by alvarezgalloso on noviembre 23, 2010

Libertarians mourn death of David F. Nolan

 

WASHINGTON – David F. Nolan, one of the founders of the Libertarian Party (LP), died unexpectedly on November 21 in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 66.

 

Mr. Nolan was also a member of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC). He is survived by his wife Elizabeth.

 

Mr. Nolan founded the Libertarian Party with a group of colleagues in his home in Denver, Colorado on December 11, 1971.

 

Mark Hinkle, Chairman of the LP, said, “I am saddened by the news of David Nolan’s death. He not only helped found the Libertarian Party, but remained active and helped to guide our party for the last forty years. We are now the third-largest political party in America, and one of the most persistent and successful third parties in American history, thanks in large part to David Nolan. We will feel this loss.”

 

Mr. Nolan ran this year as a Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senator in Arizona, against incumbent John McCain. In 2006, Mr. Nolan ran for U.S. Representative in Arizona’s 8th District, against incumbent Gabrielle Giffords.

 

Mr. Nolan was also well known for his invention of the “Nolan chart,” a two-dimensional chart of political opinion that was designed to get past the more familiar but deficient liberal-conservative paradigm. Marshall Fritz, founder of the Advocates for Self-Government, refined the Nolan chart into the popular World’s Smallest Political Quiz with its diamond-shaped chart.

 

The Advocates for Self-Government provides more information about David Nolan’s contributions here:

Visit site.

 

Comments from friends and colleagues:

 

Sharon Harris, President of the Advocates for Self-Government: “I am so shocked and saddened by Dave’s death — what a loss for the cause of liberty!”

 

Wes Benedict, Executive Director of the LP: “While I’ve admired David Nolan for years, this year I finally had the pleasure of working directly with him. He was an enthusiastic and principled activist doing the hard work right alongside newer members.”

 

Jack Dean, longtime friend and political associate: “David was the conscience of the Libertarian Party. He was always there to remind us what the party was about.”

 

Mr. Nolan had submitted a resolution for consideration at the November 20-21 LNC meeting in New Orleans. Unaware of Mr. Nolan’s death, the LNC adopted the resolution, which reads as follows:

 

“WHEREAS the Libertarian Party can grow only by attracting new members and supporters, and

 

“WHEREAS libertarianism is a unique political philosophy, distinct from both contemporary liberalism and contemporary conservatism, and

 

“WHEREAS we need the support of both former liberals and former conservatives who have come to realize that libertarianism and the Libertarian Party offer a better path to achieving a just, humane and prosperous society,

 

“The Libertarian National Committee hereby reaffirms that the Libertarian Party welcomes individuals from across the political spectrum who now accept the libertarian principles of self-ownership and non-aggression.”

 

View a biographical article about Mr. Nolan here.

 

For more information, or to arrange an interview, call LP Chair Mark Hinkle at 408-779-7922, or call LP Executive Director Wes Benedict at 512-659-8896.

 

The LP is America’s third-largest political party, founded in 1971. The Libertarian Party stands for free markets, civil liberties, and peace. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party at our website.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

 

I cannot tell you how thankful for the support you have given me in this campaign. It is all of you that made this campaign as successful as it was. When I started the run for the US Senate I had no idea what support would be out there. Your faith and encouragement gave the strength I needed to finish this. What we have build did not win the election this time but what we have started will go on long past 2010. We will restore the Republic.

 

I hope you will all continue to advance the message of liberty. This campaign was only a part of the overall movement. I will continue to spread the message.

 

 

In Liberty,

Alex Snitker

(727) 424-9530