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A Libertarian Party party in Dallas

In case you missed the backyard party in Dallas last weekend, or just want to relive the experience if you were there, here are the videos from the event.

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Prindle calls for new generation of leadership

Jim Prindle, Libertarian Party nominee for Texas Congressional District 4, applauded the fashion statement made by Rand Paul after Paul's easy GOP primary win in Kentucky while cheerfully casting aside the old ragged garments of ousted and frayed status quo candidates from the two Big Government statist parties.

"Last night, the American populace spoke the message of liberty once again," Prindle announced in a news release following the results of Tuesday's elections.

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The enemy of my enemy is my enemy

"Libertarians viewed more favorably by Democrats than Republicans." – Daily Kos

A brief Daily Kos rant found it unsurprising that a recent Pew Research survey discovered that more Democrats (39%) had a positive response to the word "libertarian" than Republicans did (31%).

"The notion that Republicans are libertarian is ludicrous," claims Kos.
Agreed. But the notion that Democrats are even remotely libertarian is equally ludicrous.

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Texas LP Celebrates tax freedom in Grapevine

The room at the Saltgrass Steakhouse in Grapevine really wasn't big enough for the sixty-plus participants who showed up to celebrate the "2nd Annual Tax Freedom Day Dinner" Saturday night.

The event for Dallas/Ft. Worth libertarians was the fourth in four days that included Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, all sponsored by the Libertarian Party of Texas.

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Local Libertarians lambaste Liberalcare

Libertarian reaction to Sunday's passage of Obamacare was still reverberating days later in North Texas.

One of the first responses came from Tim Lebsack, Precinct 3211 Chair, LP Dallas County, who titled his Dallas Libertarians Meetup Group message "End Socialist Health Care."

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Libertarians launch counterattack in Dallas sign war

The "sign war" against small business owners in Dallas is heating up again.

Last fall, the city council outlawed advertising signs in the upper two-thirds of store windows and glass doors, and they cannot cover more than 15 percent of a store's facade.

The city sees the issue as a matter of "security" and cleaning up "sign clutter" while business owners contend it's a matter of free speech and the life or death of their businesses.

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Can a person be a judge and a Libertarian?

Given the libertarian tenet that everyone has the right to do as they choose as long as they don't initiate or threaten force or fraud against anyone else, how can a person be both a Libertarian and a judge?

Wouldn't libertarian judges have to recuse themselves from every victimless crime case on the books?

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Who are the crypto-libertarians?

Lauro Garza, writing on his Texas GOP Vote blogsite, quoted Dallas Morning News reporter Wayne Slater calling Debra Medina a "Ron Paul libertarian." Garza then added, "Glad I'm not alone in my assessment of Mrs. Medina and her crypto-libertarian supporters."

The term crypto-libertarian pops up all over the politicosphere where everybody uses it but nobody bothers to define it.

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Thoughts of a libertarian tomb raider

Through poetic usage, a whited sepulchre is any person with similar duplicitous morals. In libertarian usage it refers to government.

Allen Patterson, a 48-year-old Ft. Worth resident who works as a shipping manager for a local manufacturing company, is a metaphorical tomb raider, breaking through the pretty exteriors of whited sepulchres to expose the rot within.

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Candidate combines campaigning and comedy

Libertarian Partier John Jay Myers is stumping for the US Congress seat from Texas' District 32 currently occupied by Republican Pete Sessions.

Because of his campaign style, some might expect to see Myers at the Improv in Addison or Arlington. Or maybe one of Hyena's comedy clubs in Dallas, Fort Worth, or Arlington.

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Senate District 22 – ripe pickings for the Texas LP?

Will Texas State Senate District 22 end up sending a Libertarian to Austin?

The Waco Tribune-Herald reported Thursday that incumbent Kip Averitt, R-Waco, was withdrawing his bid for reelection do to "health problems."

That leaves the field wide open for Averitt's primary challenger, Darren Yancy of Burleson.

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It's the Constitution, stupid

Libertarian John Jay Myers announces run for US Congress, Texas District 32, against Republican Pete Sessions, all Republocrats, and unconstitutional laws.

If you're a Libertarian Party candidate for political office and you don't want to end up sounding like just another two-faced mealy-mouthed Republican or Democrat, if you don't want to sacrifice libertarian principles in order to gain a few extra votes from an unsuspecting public, watch John Jay Myers' video and take notes.

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The big fat ugly elephant in the room

When left and right argue politics they stubbornly ignore the great big fat wallowing trumpeting rampaging foot-stomping ugly elephant in the living room.

The name of the elephant is Government Coercion.

Neither right nor left want to openly admit that in order to impose their agenda on the population of a country the size of the United States there is no way to do so other than to use government coercion.

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Examiner wraps up 2009 with personal stuff

When the new "All Libertarian All The Time" national news feature, the Libertarian News Examiner, was launched in October last year, the Dallas Libertarian Examiner interviewed the Libertarian News Examiner

This time, The Libertarian News Examiner turns the tables and questions the Dallas Libertarian Examiner.

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New Year's resolution: unload that isolationist label

There's still time for libertarians to make a new year's resolution: unload the isolationist label.

Once again, this time from the mainstream rightwing hardcore neocon advertising-bloated online publication World Net Daily, a libertarian is accused of being an isolationist.
A "straight news" WND article featuring Republican/Libertarian Ron Paul editorially referred to his "isolationist perspective."

Calling libertarians "isolationist" in their foreign policy views is an attempt by the "mainstream" to call libertarians what they're not in an attempt to marginalize them as naive and unrealistic.