Questions about your position on a dues increase


  Given our recent dialogue, I was rather surprised, to say the least,
when glancing through the August issue of George Phillies' "Let Freedom
Ring!" newsletter (online at, for
those not on the mailing list) I came across your "Notes from the
Meeting of the Libertarian National Committee, June 28 and 29, 2003,
Seattle, Washington."

  Here is the relevant portion of the summary of your full report
published in the newsletter, with asterisks around the sentence I found
particularly amazing in light of what you wrote two days ago to Kelly
(included at the bottom of this email):