The Libertarian Party of Buncombe County is growing and we are planning on running candidates in local races in 2013. We are having an organizational meeting Tuesday, July 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at El Chapala on Merrimon Ave. The purpose of the meeting will be to organize the county affiliate, discuss potential candidates and garner volunteer support for those candidates.
If you cannot attend, be sure to sign up for our LPNC newsletter. The LPNC is growing rapidly and the Buncombe affiliate is one of our fastest growing groups. These are interesting times for the LP. State Chair J.J. Summerell will be at the meeting to give a state update.
We hope you can make it!
The Carolina Journal’s Sara Burrows reports that the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has reversed a trial judge’s decision to dismiss Charlotte-area “paleo diet” blogger Steve Cooksey’s free speech case.
The N.C. Board of Dietetics/Nutrition tried to censor Cooksey’s blog Diabetics Warrior because they alleged he was giving dietary advise without a license when he wrote about the diet of cavemen.
Read more at Carolina Journal Online.
Watch a video on the case by the Institute for Justice.
The Libertarian Party applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today to strike the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that discriminates against non-heterosexual marriages.
The Libertarian Party has supported marriage equality since its founding in 1971.
“The idea that people need permission from government in order to get married is inconsistent with the principles of secular government,” said J.J. Summerell, North Carolina Libertarian Party chair.
“Last time I checked, marriage was a sacrament. The decision on who can or who cannot marry should be left to individuals and religious institutions.”
“This is a landmark victory for personal freedom,” said Geoffrey J. Neale, Libertarian National Committee chair.
“The Democrats and Republicans who have advanced, defended, and let stand government intrusion into the private contracts and choices of consenting adults will be remembered for their inhumanity on this issue.”
DOMA was pushed through by a GOP-led Congress and signed by a Democratic president.
Read more at LP.org