I am ambivalent about "voting" for or against taking time to work on
a S.F. Platform. It might be good to review what we as a group can
and cannot support, so that we are able to present a reasonably
united front when dealing with outsiders. On the other hand, I would
prefer to use our limited time and resources to work on the projects
already on the table but still unfinished (poster, police petition,
mailing list, means to contact interested people regularly, website
updating, street fairs, initiatives, support for our political
candidates Starchild and Phil Berg, semi-annual dinner, monthly
socials, new place for our monthly meetings). My personal feeling
about the Portland Purge is similar to Mark Hinckle's and his
statement at Convention that it does not matter one iota what the
lunatics at the National Conventions do, what does matter is what we,
the boots on the ground do by way of effective goal setting and
active participation in accomplishing those goals.
However, as always, whatever the majority in our group decides, I
will be happy to support.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Ron Getty <tradergroupe@...>
Dear Justin and Everyone Else;
Let's face the facts - we lost face because of what happened in
Portland - we can present our own local face - let's face the public -
with our own version of a Libertarian platform suitable for San
Franciscans and other diverse creatures of their ilk - we needn't
put on a new face - or mask our faces - just let it all hang out -
The San Franciscan Libertarian Party - all for one and one for all -
Is That Big Tent enough???
TRY THIS FOR THE PREAMBLE OF THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF SAN FRANCISCO
San Francisco Libertarian Party
The San Francisco Libertarian Party asks all residents of San
Francisco to be given equality of human rights and civil liberties.
We ask that all San Franciscans have their individual mores, beliefs,
tenets and conduct based on their personal moral, racial, sexual,
religious, social, cultural and ethical status or any other aspect of
being a San Franciscan acknowledged, recognized and respected.
The San Francisco Libertarian Party will treat each San
Franciscan equally with the dignity and courtesy due any human being
from any other human being to wit: To treat San Franciscan as you
would have them treat you.
The San Francisco Libertarian each San Franciscan accept
personal responsibility for their actions as it affects themselves
and those around them in their daily life based on their personal
moral, social, ethical, civil, cultural, religious, racial or sexual
codes of conduct, beliefs, mores or tenets.
Furthermore, San Franciscans will be asked to not impose their
beliefs, mores, tenets or codes of conduct on others unless those San
Franciscans accept to do so willingly.
The San Francisco Libertarian Party recognizes the following
about San Francisco: The City and County of San Francisco has long
prided itself on the diversity of its residents. This diversity
brings a vibrancy to the City unequaled and unmatched throughout the
USA. Furthermore, this diversity enables the impact of an un-ending
stream of cultural encounters to encompass and enhance the San
On any given day it is possible to hear a wealth of
languages from Mandarin to French to Brazilian to Ethiopian to Samoan
to Arabic and Hispanic. If one is a gourmand the language of food
speaks loudest from kippers to burritos to piroshkis to sushi to
giros. If one enjoys imbibing there is the language of sake -
cognac - vodka â" schnapps â" and a worldly assortment of fine and
One can select from a choice of religions from Protestant to
Buddhist to Jewish to Catholic to Moslem to Hindu to Satanic. And
cultural celebrations can range from the 4th of July to Cinco de Mayo
to Carnaval to the LGBT parade.
The local communities from the Bayview-Hunters Point to
Downtown to Chinatown to Pacific Heights to the Ocean Beach of the
Richmond and the Sunset present a wide choice of locales within which
to live. Music to tickle the ear ranges from hip-hop rappers to
tejana trumpeters to classical violinists to sexy sax jazz and blues
to hard rock electronic guitars of the Fillmore.
The San Francisco Libertarian Party recognizes the multi-
cultural diversity of San Francisco and the wide range of inherent
beliefs, tenets, conduct and mores each person residing in San
Francisco developed as a part of their personal heritage and growth.
We therefore, adopt the following as the Platform of the
Libertarian Party of San Francisco: