This is very disturbing.Since when are Libertarians conservatives. IShould the LPSF make a formal protest, and will other parties join us.The Minutemen??? Please! these are vigalantes, judge, jury and xecutioner. Can't we shut up these idiots at National or at least give them a crash course in who they are working for. Much more of this is untolerable., and I think that generally I try to be accomadating of differences of opinion in our party, but there comes a point where principle comes first. we are not conservatives.
I agree with you.
I agree that National seems to have gone a little batty lately;
however, since the CLC is addressing limited-government folks, it
would appear to me libertarians fit that bill.
My painful awareness of our party's split personality precludes my
faulting National for reaching out to other "conservatives" (i.e.
limited government advocates). It is the lame nature of the
conference's subject that troubles me. Do they really expect to find
a one size fits all answer to the wasted vote syndrome?
This is very disturbing.Since when are Libertarians conservatives.
IShould the LPSF make a formal protest, and will other parties join
us.The Minutemen??? Please! these are vigalantes, judge, jury and
xecutioner. Can't we shut up these idiots at National or at least give
them a crash course in who they are working for. Much more of this is
untolerable., and I think that generally I try to be accomadating of
differences of opinion in our party, but there comes a point where
principle comes first. we are not conservatives.
> Sept. 6, 2008
> Dear Libertarian Party Member,
> Democrats at their national convention in Denver went a long way
> toward healing the wounds from their bitter primary and seemingly
> succeeded in uniting their party. And John McCain's choice of
> Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will help do the same for Republicans whose
> conservative base has been lukewarm about the Arizona senator.
> But many limited-government conservatives are still skeptical of
> John McCain. While the fear of an Obama presidency has caused most
> to back the GOP nominee, a significant number including many Ron
> Paul supporters remain adamant about not voting for the Republican
> nominee. And even losing just a couple percentage points of the
> popular vote in key Western swing states such as Nevada, Colorado
> and New Mexico could tilt the election.
> That dilemma is at the heart of the debate which will take place
> among hundreds of grassroots conservative and libertarian activists
> who will meet in Las Vegas in three weeks for the 2008 Conservative
> Leaderhship Conference (open to the public). The overriding
> question will be:
> "Should conservatives and libertarians vote for the presidential
> candidate most ideologically similar to themselves or for the
> candidate polling says is most likely to defeat Barack Obama?"
> A couple dozen of the nation's top conservative and libertarian
> leaders will address this queston at the conference many making
> the argument that the only logical choice for conservatives is John
> McCain, while others will make a case for voting one's convictions
> regardless of the potential for helping elect Barack Obama.
> In addition, the three third-party conservative candidates for
> president will speak at CLC `08
> * Former Republican Congressman Bob Barr with impeccable
> conservative credentials while in office representing Georgia left
> the GOP and has secured the Libertarian Party nomination. Barr is
> the LP's most credible candidate since Ron Paul back in 1988.
> * Conservative talk-show host and columnist Chuck Baldwin, highly
> regarded by both social conservatives and constitutionalists.
> Baldwin is the Constitution Party's presidential nominee this cycle.
> * And former U.N. Ambassador Alan Keyes who ran against Barack
> Obama for the Illinois U.S. Senate seat in 2004 is now running an
> independent presidential campaign in a handful of states, as well as
> appearing on the ballot in California as the presidential nominee of
> the American Independent Party.
> The conference will also open up Friday morning with be a three-way
> panel debate over which presidential candidate limited-government
> conservatives and libertarians should support in November featuring
> Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saul Anunzis, Libertarian Party
> vice presidential nominee Wayne Allyn Root, and Constitution Party
> National Chairman Jim Clymer.
> Also discussing the 2008 presidential race and the future of the
> limited-government movement will be a number of top conservative
> leaders, including:
> * Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform
> * David Keene of the American Conservative Union
> * Pat Toomey of the Club for Growth
> * John Fund of the Wall Street Journal
> * Talk-show host Roger Hedgecock
> * Richard Viguerie, author of "Conservatives Betrayed"
> * Ward Connerly of the American Civil Rights Institute
> * Rich Galen of Mullings.com
> * Alan Gura, Counsel of Record for the recent DC gun ban Supreme
> Court case
> * Paul Jacob of the Sam Adams Alliance
> * Former Arizona Congressman J.D. Hayworth
> * Chris Simcox of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
> The 2008 Conservative Leadership Conference will be held on
> September 18-21, 2008 at the Tuscany Suites Resort in Las Vegas.
> Four exciting days of conservative debate, discussion and networking
> just weeks before perhaps the most important presidential election
> in memory.
> And now you can attend one day, two days, three days or all four
> days absolutely FREE. Here's how
> Register online visiting
> Or to register by phone call: (202) 558-7162
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> National Media Coordinator
> Libertarian Party
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