Nemo Me Impune Lacessit

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

What’s to “Put Away” Here?

Filed under: Events, Politics, Principles — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:53 AM (01:53)

Current mood: annoyed

Over at New Mexico Liberty, Frank DuBois posted a link to an article in today’s American ThinkerNow Is the Time to Put Aside Childish Things.

Frank followed the link with the question Where do conservatives and libertarians fit?

I can’t speak for conservatives, as I gave up any claim to that label about twelve years ago after reading The Probability Broach and The Nagasaki Vector. Never mind the fact that a lot of them seem to think that I’m “one of them” just because I share their opposition to a great deal of The Barack’s policies. Never mind how they called me “anti-American” because I didn’t support Comrade President George XLIII’s Neverending War.

The gist of the article’s points at the end, as I read them — “Unless you’re a Republican, you’re wasting your time, dividing the movement and helping elect liberal Democrats.”

Where do libertarians fit into the author’s suggested strategy? Simple — “Join the GOP. Vote GOP. Give the GOP money. Where else are you gonna go?”

I’d like to know exactly how many regulations Republicans repealed while they had control of the White House and both houses of Congress from 2001 to 2007.

What ever happened to their Contract with America slogans about shutting down the Departments of Commerce, Energy, and Education?

What ever happened to Mr. “I’ve got a copy of the Tenth Amendment in my pocket” Bob Dole? Besides his 1996 shelving of the proposed repeal of the 1994 “assault weapon” ban so he could cozy up some to the hoplophobes? Doesn’t his deal doing TV spots for Viagra encourage sexual promiscuity?

I’m willing to work with Ron Paul Republicans, especially on economic issues.

I refuse to support any GOPer of the Bush / McCain / Specter / Hatch neo-con, regulating, taxing, big-spending mold. Nor will I support Drug Warriors, gay-bashers, marriage-definers, abortion-clinic blockaders, eco-fascists, or gun-banners.

When I see some Republicans actually worth supporting, I’ll chip in. Until then, I’m sticking with the Libertarian and Boston Tea Parties.

Actually, considering what I’m seeing internally in those organizations, I just might go non-partisan in May of this year — let’s see what happens in Alamogordo on the weekend of the 17th through the 19th.

But whatever happens at the Holiday Inn Express there, I’ll remain there on New Mexico Liberty and at the Campaign for Liberty. And I’m considering signing up with George Phillies’ Liberty for America


RECOMMENDED READING — Breach of Trust by Tom Coburn


LPNM 2009 State Convention

Filed under: Events, Networking, Organizing, Politics — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:51 AM (01:51)

Libertarian Party of New Mexico
2009 Annual State Convention
Alamogordo, New Mexico
Friday, 17 April – Sunday, 19 April

Please begin planning now to attend our LPNM 2009 State Convention, to be held at the Holiday Inn Express in sunny Alamogordo, located at 100 Kerry Ave. 575–434–9773 is their phone number.

Friday, April 17, 2009

5:00 PM – 7:15 PM  No-host cocktails and networking
7:15 PM – 7:30 PM  State Chair’s Welcome Comments
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM  Speaker: Bert Ickler, County Chair, LP of Doña Ana County
                              Topic: Why You Should Support And Vote For The Libertarian Party
8:30 PM – 9:30 PM  No-host cocktails and networking

Saturday, April 18, 2009

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM    Registration; networking; coffee, tea, and rolls or donuts
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM    State Chair’s Welcoming Comments
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM   Panel Discussion by former LPNM State Chairs

Topic: Monday Morning Quarterbacking; What Have We Done Wrong, What We Have Done Right, and How Could We Have Done Better
to include questions from the floor

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM  Break
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM  Speaker: Allen Woodruff
                                 Topic: Ballot Access Litigation and Petition Drive
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM    Lunch
1:00 PM – 2:45 PM     Business Meeting

  • Only Caucus Members can vote during LPNM business and party elections
  • All Libertarians registered with NM can vote during political nominations
  • Visitors do not vote in any voting actions or activities

  1. State of the State Party Address by Jay Vandersloot
  2. Election of LPNM Officers
  3. Business of the LPNM
    1. Motion to amend the Bylaws to bring them in compliance with NM State Statutes
    2. Motion  to adopt an LPNM Platform
    3. Other items from the floor
    4. Set date for the LPNM 2010 State Convention (so attendees will know when to plan for)

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM    Break
3:00 PM – 4:15 PM    Speaker: Ken Cavanaugh, former US House Candidate in Pennsylvania,
                                Topic: The Way Forward
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM    Break
4:30 PM – 5:45 PM    Speaker: Paul Gessing, President of the Rio Grande Foundation
                                Topic: Building a Liberty Movement in NM
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM    Networking and getting ready for the banquet
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Banquet (although not required, dressing up a little might be nice)
Keynote Speaker: Jim Libertarian Burns, former candidate for the LP Presidential nomination
Topic: The Second Revolution
Auction (bring your items to donate for the auction)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM      Diehard Breakfast
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM    Speaker: Dr. Gil Heredia, County Chair, LP of Otero County
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM  LPNM State Central Committee Meeting
10:30 AM                    Adjourn

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