One of the most effective ways the Libertarians can make an impression is to be active in your local community with charitable and service projects like Adopt-A-Highway. Nine Union County Libertarians turned out for their highway cleanup last weekend. They picked up 14 bags of trash, including two bags of recyclables. Plus, they got to pose in front of their highway sign for this photo, taken by Union County and LPNC chair Joe Garcia.
Folks used to hearing libertarians rant on about the Federal government’s spendthrift ways were startled to see the Libertarian Party of North Carolina collecting money earmarked to pay down the national debt at the North Carolina State Fair this year.
“Of course, we oppose the mandatory income tax as a means of funding the Federal government,” explained volunteer Jonathan Hopper. “But if anyone wants to pony up their share of the debt that’s been run up prosecuting the failed War on Drugs, War on Poverty, War on Terror, bailing out banksters, and funding sundry corporate welfare programs, we’re fine with that.”
The initial donation on display at the booth is from the party itself. “We were considering arranging for extra security until someone pointed out that all the $100 bills are stage money,” said booth manager Brad Hessel.
“We do want every citizen to know their share of the debt is $86,765,” added Hessel. “And that includes kids, so if you are a parent with dependent children, be sure to include their share of the debt in your household budget calculations.”
“Well, actually, that $86,765 figure is from last Saturday,” added Hopper. It’s higher today.”
OPINION by Brian Irving
“Certainly the game is rigged. Don’t let that stop you;
if you don’t bet, you can’t win.” (Robert Heinlein)
Voting is the highest form of political activism and one of the most important things you can do
as a libertarian activist. Those of us who vote don’t just do it because it makes us “feel good.”
(What’s wrong with that anyway?) Some do it, they joke, in self-defense.
OPINION By Susan Hogarth
Region 5 Representative to the Libertarian National Committee
For my Libertarian peeps stressing about how best to 'strategize' their vote:
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