LP in the News (2/13/19)

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The Libertarian Party made headlines around the country with their efforts to clean up America's National Parks during the partial government shutdown. The Libertarian Party of Nevada's cleanup of one of Lake Mead's south shores was covered by CBS 8 (a.k.a. Las Vegas Now). North Carolina's Libertarians and their cleanup effort was covered by Spectrum News.

Sadly, Tennessee's Libertarian volunteers were approached by unpaid park rangers with Stockholm Syndrome and asked to stop cleaning Shiloh National Military Park, the site of the major Civil War battle.

"Every other effort to clean up the national parks, from Washington, D.C., to Yosemite, has been fine," Tennessee Delta Region Libertarian Party Co-Leader Victoria Lee said to the Jackson Sun. "But when we went to Shiloh, we were told we were not allowed to clean up the park."

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Key Facts on Nevada’s Spending Problems

Key Facts on Nevada’s Spending Problems

This is the first of a series of columns summarizing my Controller’s Annual Report (CAR) for fiscal year 2018 (FY18).  Based on the state’s official books and records, the CAR provides Nevada citizens, officials and others a summary of key facts, data, analysis and issues addressing Nevada’s fiscal condition and policy challenges.
Here’s the bottom line: Over the last dozen years, state spending has grown faster than Nevada’s economy, thus imposing an ever larger real burden on Nevada families and businesses, whose real incomes declined over that time.
Rapid increases in spending on health and social services (HSS) and K-12 education are driving state spending growth.  HSS and education (K12 and higher) grew to comprise 79 percent of total state spending of $12.827 billion in FY18, while all other state spending in total declined significantly in real terms.
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LP in the news (1/11/19)

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The Hanford Sentinel gave a shout-out to the Libertarian Party's volunteer efforts to clean up unstaffed national parks during the federal government shutdown. Kalish Morrow, chair of Libertarian Party of Kings County, said that "since the government shutdown began on Dec. 22, some Libertarian groups around the nation that have volunteered to help pitch in with cleaning up, such as around the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and Lake Mead in Nevada." (Kryssi Wichers and the LP Ohio crew were covered by ABC 6 Columbus for cleaning up Hopewell National Park.) 

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Resolución contra la dictadura de Nicolás Maduro y en apoyo del Movimiento Libertario de Venezuela

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Resolution against the dictatorship of Nicolas Maduro and in support of Venezuela’s Libertarian Movement

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LAS VEGAS (Jan 11, 2019) - Last night the Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Nevada voted to pass the following resolution:

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Let's Shut The Government Down Forever

In a laughably sad display of sophomoric behavior, President Trump, Vice President Pence, Senator Chuck Schumer, and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi met in the White House earlier this week to play politics in front of the press. In a flurry of interruptions and one-upman/womanship, they managed to embarrass themselves and the nation. You can watch it (if you can stomach it) here.

The topic of conversation boiled down to President Trump threatening to shut down the government if he doesn’t get Democrats to pay for the wall he thinks the American people want. Speaker of the House Pelosi and President Trump sniped back and forth about funding the wall and owning the pending shutdown. Vice President Mike “Stuffed Doll” Pence watched intently but remained otherwise irrelevant, as is customary.

 

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Insurgente miliciano Ammon Bundy apoya caravana de refugiados

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Al fin de la última semana, publicaron el anuncio del insurgente miliciano Ammon Bundy apoyando a los refugioados hondureños de la caravana muy fuerte debatida. Ammon Bundy es un miliciano insurgente y ex-alzado que se ha afrentado a la policia federal militarizada en dos ocasiones, rebelando en contra del robo gobernal de tierras privadas y asalto de los derechos de rancheros.

La primera vez afrentó a los federales en la Nevada cuando empezaron a ocupar tierras de los Bundy y confiscando cuyas vacas. La segunda vez, dirigió una ocupación de tierras conservatorias federales en Oregon en manifestación contra la encarcelación de rancheros oregüenses. Esta vez, tiene algo sorprendiente que decir.

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Médicos de izquierda en una caza de brujas para arruinar la carrera de un médico libertario

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¿Qué harías si la gente iniciara una campaña para despedirte de tu trabajo? ¿Qué harías si intentaran quitarte la licencia estatal para que nunca pudieras volver a trabajar en esa carrera? Durante los últimos tres días, el Dr. Kyle Varner ha estado siendo atacado por los progresistas que están tratando de hacer precisamente eso.

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Left-wing doctors on a witch hunt to ruin Libertarian doctor's career

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What would you do if people started a campaign to get you fired from your job? What would you do if they tried to take away your state license so you could never even work in that career again? Over the last three days, Dr. Kyle Varner has been under attack by progressives who are trying to do just that.

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Lecciones de los fracasos del liderazgo de Ron Paul

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En Star Wars: Los últimos Jedi, el fantasma de Yoda le dice al anciano Luke Skywalker que los propios fracasos son la mejor lección que un maestro puede transmitir a un estudiante. Estoy completamente de acuerdo con esa lección.

Nunca me senté a tomar un café y tener una discusión honesta con el libertario legendario, el congresista Ron Paul, pero fui un voluntario con un rango y deberes en la campaña, e hice muchos esfuerzos por él en varios estados. Durante todo el tiempo, mantuve mis ojos y oídos abiertos durante años para poder transmitir estas lecciones.

Nada de lo que voy a decir es un rechazo o una condena del Dr. Paul. Escribo estas críticas para que podamos aprender, mejorar y nunca dejar que estos errores frenen de nuevo el movimiento libertario.

Nada puede subestimar mi admiración por el Dr. Paul, el hombre, su trabajo y su mensaje. Déjame ser el primero en argumentar que el mundo es inequívocamente un lugar mejor debido al trabajo que ha realizado. Dicho esto, creo que sus propios fracasos de liderazgo son, en última instancia, lo que dificultó sus posibilidades de ser Presidente de los Estados Unidos. Los mismos problemas también socavaron al resto de nosotros. Si las personas se sorprenden o se avergüenzan de leer esto, entonces han sido víctimas de sus propias ilusiones ideales de los héroes que ven en la televisión. Recuerda, los seres humanos son falibles.

Ahora aquí está lo que hizo mal.

 

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