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- Category: News/Views
- Published on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 10:26
- Written by Jim Maas
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Joe Kexel of Kenosha was elected as the party’s new chair, for a term of two years. Kexel was the Libertarian nominee for U.S. Senate in 2012, a candidate for U.S. House in 2008 and 2010, and the incumbent vice-chair. He will be joined by newly elected officers Dean Troy of Appleton as vice-chair, Andy Craig of Milwaukee as secretary, and Jon Augelli of Madison as treasurer.
Professor Yuri Maltsev of Carthage College spoke of his experiences as a senior economic adviser to Soviet Premier Gorbachev, the human cost of communism, and why he chose to defect to the United States to teach free-market economics. Andy Craig, congressional candidate in Milwaukee’s fourth district and 2014 nominee for secretary of state, talked about the role of third parties in American politics, celebrating the fact that the Libertarian Party is once again fully ballot-qualified in Wisconsin due to last year's election results.
The keynote speaker was Dr. Marc Allan Feldman, Head of Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic and a former Libertarian candidate for statewide office in Ohio. Feldman is seeking the 2016 Libertarian nomination for President of the United States, running under the slogan “Votes Not For Sale” and limiting his campaign contributors to a maximum of five dollars.
“It has been my pleasure to serve the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin for two years as chair,” concluded outgoing chair Paul Ehlers, “Godspeed to the new executive committee. We are in good hands.” The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin would like to thank Paul Ehlers for his successful tenure, as well as commend outgoing secretary and former chair Jim Maas, and convention emcee Tim Peterson, who on Saturday both concluded two decades of continuous service in a wide variety of leadership roles in the party.
- Category: Legalization
- Published on Saturday, 18 April 2015 08:58
- Written by Jim Maas
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H.L. Mencken defined Puritanism as, "The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." We may think that is something from the distant past but then we are reminded of it from time to time, even in 21st century Wisconsin.
Legislation which would end the prohibition of the use of cannabis (a.k.a. marijuana) has been introduced in the Wisconsin Assembly. What has taken them so long to reform prohibition is a mystery. So far, 23 states and the District of Columbia permit the use of this herb with a doctor's prescription for medical use. A few states are treating cannabis more like alcohol.
The late Peter McWilliams, author of "Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do," available from the public library, would have us remember these important points:
- You need not personally support or take part in any activity in order to support another person's freedom to take part in it.
- Although, in order to exist, a society must have certain mores, rules and codes of behavior, putting these mores, rules and codes of behavior into the hands of the criminal justice system is the least effective method to bring about compliance.
- Your freedom of choice is paid for by giving others their freedom of choice.
- Category: National
- Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 16:49
- Written by Jim Maas
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Eisenhower's farewell address was the final public speech of Dwight D. Eisenhower as President of the United States, delivered in a television broadcast on January 17, 1961. Perhaps best known for advocating that the nation guard against the potential influence of the military–industrial complex, a term he is credited with coining, the speech also expressed concerns about planning for the future and the dangers of massive spending, especially deficit spending, the prospect of the domination of science through Federal funding and, conversely, the domination of science-based public policy by what he called a "scientific-technological elite". From Wikipedia.
Commentary from the Libertarian Party of the United States:
228 Republicans (including Duffy, Grothman, Ryan, Sensenbrenner) and 41 Democrats in the U.S. House voted for a $612 billion defense authorization bill on May 15. They maneuvered the increase in military spending, which should have been prohibited by “sequester” spending caps established by the Budget Control Act of 2011, by putting some of the spending in a slush fund.
The Senate Armed Services Committee also approved a $612 billion defense authorization bill that circumvents the sequester.
President Obama is in favor of the military spending hike, although he may quibble over use of the slush fund (for "Overseas Contingency Operations").
“Both Democratic and Republican politicians are throwing more taxpayer money at the military-industrial complex in Washington D.C.,” said Nicholas J. Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian Party. “We need to starve the beast, not feed it more.”
- Category: About Us
- Published on Sunday, 27 December 2009 19:53
- Written by Super User
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The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin is committed to America’s heritage of freedom:
- Individual liberty and personal responsibility
- A free-market economy of abundance and prosperity
- A foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade
As Libertarians, we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest and we welcome the diversity that freedom brings.
We seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals control their own lives and are never forced to compromise their values or sacrifice their property.
We believe that no conflict exists between civil order and individual rights and that individuals, groups, or governments should not initiate force against other individuals, groups, or governments.
We invite you to join us in the partnership for a more free and prosperous America. Join us HERE.