LPM Online

October 23, 2007

  1. Upcoming Events

    October 24, 2007 - 6:30 PM
    Oakland County meeting with special guest speaker, Bill Hall.
    Meet the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Michigan!
    The meeting begins at 7:30 with optional dinner at 6:30.
    Location: Sila's Resturant in Berkely: 4033 W. 12 Mile Rd. Its located two blocks east of Greenfield Road, on the south side of Twelve Mile Road.
    Contact: Adam Goodman Phone: 1-888-FREENOW Email: goodman582@hotmail.com

    October 24, 2007 - 7:30 PM
    Libertarian Party of Oakland County meeting. Guest speaker: Bill Hall. Nonmembers are welcome. Optional dinner at 6:30. Meeting at 7:30
    Location: Sila's Restaurant, 4033 W. 12 Mile, 2 blocks east of Greenfield.
    Contact: Adam Goodman Phone: 248-765-3213 Email: goodman582@hotmail.com

    November 13, 2007 - 7:30 PM
    Capital Area Libertarian Party monthly meeting.
    Location: LPM Lansing office, 2722 E Michigan Ave., lower level Suite 22, park and enter in back.
    Contact: Will White Phone: 517 349-3806 Email: whitewi5@msu.edu

    November 21, 2007 - 6:00 PM
    Libertarian Party of Southwest MIchigan Executive Committee Meeting
    Location: IHOP, 1981 Pipestone Road. Benton Harbor, MI
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269-637-4525 Email: secretary@lpswm.org

    December 02, 2007 - 2:00 PM
    The Libertarian Party of Michigan Executive Committee will meet via teleconference to address party business. If you are a party member who would like to listen in, you may do so by joining Chair Bill Hall at his office at 111 Lyon Street, NW, Suite 900, Grand Rapids.
    Location: 111 Lyon Street, NW, Suite 900, Grand Rapids
    Contact: Bill Hall Phone: 616-460-9516 Email: chair@lpmichigan.org

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Paul Supporters Surge Dearborn Debate. Paul Returns Friday — by Scotty Boman

    Ron Paul Supporters Dominate Dearborn Debate. Paul returns on Friday.

    Please note: The Libertarian Party of Michigan does not endorse ANY candidates who run for office on another party’s ticket. I have contributed an article about events surrounding Ron Paul because Ron Paul was the 1988 Libertarian Presidential nominee, his candidacy is of interest to a number of libertarian individuals, it presents an opportunity for Libertarian outreach, and the outcome of this campaign could have profound effects on the future of the Libertarian Party.

    As I reported prior to the event, there was a debate of Republican presidential candidates in Dearborn Michigan on October 9th.

    While the debate, itself, received plenty of national media attention, the under-reported story was the disproportionate show of support for Ron Paul. An estimated 200 supporters (I thought there were more) rallied outside the event in support of the Texas Congressman. Others were present. There were about 30 anti-war demonstrators, some of whom joined in with the Ron Paul supporters after holding a mock funeral for casualties of the Iraq war. There was a brief appearance of about 20 people from other campaigns, and there were about 30 Fair Tax supporters.

    (as reported in a Detroit News article: http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071010/POLITICS01/710100410 )

    and Youtube:



    There was also an officially sanctioned rally behind the venue in a small parking lot. This fenced in area referred to as, “The free speech cage” hosted a handful of supporters from the Paul, Thompson and Romney campaigns. The “cage” was only occupied for about 15 minutes.

    (Reported in Blog with pictures http://garlinggauge.com/2007/10/10/ron-paul-supporters-dominate-in-michigan/ )

    The Paul supporters received encouragement from passer-bys beeping horns, and a fly-over by an airplane towing a banner that said, “Google Ron Paul.” The unscientific MSNBC Poll of viewers showed Paul to be the winner.


    After the debates, Ron Paul gave a speech to a large crowd at the University of Michigan’s Diag. At minimum the crowd size was estimated to be 2,000. I don’t know about numbers, but I have never seen the Diag more crowded; not even at the Hash Bash.


    Ron Paul will Return to Dearborn on this Friday October 26th. He will be speaking at the Arab American Institutes National Leadership Conference.


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  3. New Michigan Libertarian Available — by Greg Stempfle

    The Nov/Dec issue of the Michigan Libertarian is now available as a pdf.


    The mailed copy was sent to the Post Office on Friday. The deadline for submitting news, articles, and advertising will be December 7.
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  4. Medical Marijuana Petitioners to get $4 per Signature — by Scotty Boman

    In order to bring the medical marijuana petition drive to a speedy conclusion, the Michigan Coalition for Compassionate care has started paying petitioners $4 per signature. The new rate will affect signatures gathered after October 20th 2007.

    If you are a registered Michigan voter and would like to sign or circulate the MCCC's petition to place a medical marijuana initiative on the 2008 ballot, please contact MCCC Petition Organizer Krystal Martinez by phone at 313-615-6702, or by e-mail. If you are a Michigan resident and either not currently registered to vote or unsure about the status of your registration, please be sure to note this.

    Krystal Martinez email:



    For more information, visit:


    Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care
    P.O. Box 20489, Ferndale, MI 48220
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  5. Ron Paul Wins the post debate poll. Without the internet. — by Scotty Boman

    Ron Paul Won the post debate poll Sunday night. According to Fox News Viewers text voting after the debate, Ron Paul won with 34%, Huckabee came in second with 27%, and Giuliani third with 11%. The results were announced on the Hannity and Colmes show which tracked the results as they came in. The text-message-only poll blocked repeat attempts, so this was one phone, one vote. Fox failed to post the results on their own website, but other sources did it for them:





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