I'll be there. Join us!
I'll be there. Join us!
It is true that this organized force of government can be used, and should be used, to restrain and punish persons who commit evil acts — murder, theft, defamation, and such — against their fellow men; but this force that is government cannot be used to force persons to be good or brave or compassionate or charitable or virtuous in any respect. All virtues must come from within a person; they cannot be imposed by force or threats of force. Since that is so, it follows that almost all human relations and institutions should be left completely outside the authority of government, with no government regulation whatever. But this seems to be a difficult idea for most persons to grasp.
I am honored to follow Travis Nicks as the State Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Colorado.
With both the federal and state governments taking over more and more of our lives, the LP in
It is our job to take advantage of that opportunity.
Each of us is an ambassador for freedom. We need to emphasize the positive aspects of self-ownership, self-determination, and yes, even rational self-interest. We should never apologize for believing in the power of the individual over the power of the state.
The negative aspects of statism, government control and bureaucratically planned economics will all be self-evident. It just takes some longer than others to come to this realization. As more and more people realize that government is not the answer, we need to be ready to provide them with the only alternative: Freedom.
The Libertarian Party is the only party that believes in freedom. We need to welcome those that believe in freedom and are looking to find a political home. We are that home.
The only one.
I ask that each of you have a discussion about freedom with a non-libertarian friend. Keep it friendly, of course. Let them know the Libertarian Party actually believes in freedom, unlike the other political parties that just give it lip-service. You probably will not convert anyone in one conversation, but you will plant the seed in their head. Planting the seed is the first step.
My goal is to have 20,000 registered Libertarians in
I look forward to serving as your Chair. Please contact me with any thoughts or questions. My email is StateChair@LPColorado.org . My cell phone number is 303-588-2731. Let me hear from you.
And let freedom ring.
David K. Williams, Jr.
Critics say the new rules will add $1,300 to a new car's price tag. Obama says the cost on fuel savings over the life of the car — about $2,800 — would cover the cost of the improvements.
SB - 241, which mandates the use of force to take DNA from innocent citizens for a government database, passed the Colorado legislature this year. Unless Governor Bill Ritter vetoes it, it will become law. He may sign it at any time, so don't dally in contacting his office.
Please call or email the governor's office and ask him to veto the bill. His number is (303) 866-2471. His staff logs the calls, so just let them know you want the governor to veto SB 241.
To email him, you must use the email form on the Governor's website. The directions are relatively simple, even for a government form.
You can even send a fax to (303) 866-2003. Don't forget, of course, that one should always be polite.
Here is what I sent to him via the email form:
Subject: Veto SB 241
Please protect the concept of "innocent until proven guilty" and veto this Orwellian expansion of government power over innocent citizens.
Of course, law and order is very important, but so is the concept of privacy, the Fourth Amendment, and the problem of government abuse of information and power.
Please protect the citizens and veto this bill.
Thank you for your time.
Medicare and Medicaid's decision Tuesday not to pay for a less invasive colon
exam known as virtual colonoscopy has some experts applauding the move, while
others claiming it could cost patients' lives.
She's got legs
Over two years, the city of New Orleans sent Mary Kieff some 226 parking tickets, with fines totaling nearly $20,000. Kieff insisted she hadn't violated any laws. Finally, after a local TV station got involved, the city admitted that she should not have gotten the tickets. Kieff has a "ZZ Top" personalized license plate, and the city uses ZZ as the code for vehicles without license plates. City workers were entering that code in the wrong place, and the result was that she was getting every ticket issued to a vehicle without a license plate.
WASHINGTON — As millions of people seek government aid, many for the first time, they are finding it dispensed American style: through a jumble of disconnected programs that reach some and reject others, often for reasons of geography or chance rather than differences in need.
DURANGO — A three-lane bridge, envisioned as the centerpiece of a $54 million highway project, is sitting between a cow pasture and a mesa as the state struggles to get rights of way to connect it to actual roads.
As a candidate for the White House, [Obama] said he would not use a litmus test for nominees but observed that he thought the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade ruling that gave women the right to end their pregnancies was correctly decided.