Rob, Francoise, Starchild, and I attended the LP convention in St. Louis
last weekend. Approximately 600 people were there, including non-delegates.
The highlight for me was Mark Hinkle's election as LNC chair. I hope this is
not an aberration, but rather a harbinger of the LP moving in a more radical
The worst moment for me involved a motion that we all stand in recognition
of U.S. veterans who have fought and died "for our freedom." Looking around
including Mary Ruwart. (I was not near the SF delegation at the time. I hope
they remained seated.)
Major 20th century U.S. wars have resulted in bigger Govt, not to mention
massive deaths of innocent civilians while their fellows are immorally taxed
to support the war. Libertarian revisionist historians have demonstrated
(see Jeff Riggenbach's excellent Why American History Is Not What They Say)
U.S. administrations have sold the wars to the U.S. people with lies,
obfuscations, and secrecy.
When I'm on the opposite side from Mary, I assume I'm missing something.
Warm regards, Michael