LPM Online

March 4, 2008

  1. Upcoming Events

    March 05, 2008 - 6:00 PM
    Executive Committee meeting The public is welcome
    Location: IHOP 1981 Pipestone Road Benton Harbor
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269-637-4525 Email: secretary@lpswmich.org

    March 05, 2008 - 7:15 PM
    Political Round Table Discussion The public is welcome
    Location: The Livery 190 Fifth Street Benton Harbor, MI
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269-637-4525 Email: secretary@lpswmich.org

    March 08, 2008 - 09:00 AM
    2008 Campaign Conference, free to all interested candidates and activists. Includes assistance completing filing paperwork and training in campaign basics. Will also serve as a forum for signing up and rallying our delegates to the Libertarian National Convention in Denver in May, for a Libertarian Presidential Straw Poll and to announce our Defenders of Liberty Awards. You won't want to miss it!
    Location: Best Western - Livonia
    Contact: Greg Stempfle, Erin Stahl Phone: 313-929-1789, 586-524-6289 Email: MichiganLibertarian@gmail.com , vicechair.lec@earthlink.net

    March 11, 2008 - 7:00 PM
    Monthly meeting, Libertarian Party of West Michigan Executive Committee.
    Location: Perkins Restaurant at 5121 28th Street in Kentwood, just West of I-96
    Contact: Tom Quinn Phone: NA Email: mrtomq@yahoo.com

    March 11, 2008 - 7:00 PM
    Capital Area Libertarian Party monthly meeting. Everyone welcome - bring a friend! Planning for the next year is on the agenda along with general political discussion. Bring your own beverage or food.
    Location: Lansing Libertarian office at 2722 E Michigan Ave., suite 22. Park and enter in back.
    Contact: Will Tyler White Phone: 517 349-3806 Email: whitewi5@msu.edu

    March 15, 2008 - 00:00 AM
    "Youth Leadership Institute" A valuable program for activists in our Libertarian campus organizations, or for those Libertarians you know who might contemplate starting such an organization at their college or university here in Michigan. "The early registration fee of $30 will be good until a week before the school. In addition, your $30 will include hotel accommodations, course materials, and meals. This is the "boot camp of politics." At this intensive two-day school you can learn effective techniques to organize and lead mass-based youth efforts for candidates or causes of your choice. https://www.leadershipinstitute.org/training/?PageID=Register&schoolID=13133&MYID=%26%23%40%2B%28RZ%2BM%0A&PCN=62825464
    Location: Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008
    Contact: Kent Strang Phone: (703) 247-2000 Email: https://www.leadershipinstitute.org/ContactUS/?PageID=email&contactID=99638

    April 20, 2008 - 1:00 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. Alternatively, contact another member of the LEC in your area and ask to meet with them and listen in to the teleconference.
    Location: 111 Lyon Street, NW, Suite 900, Grand Rapids.
    Contact: Bill Hall Phone: 616-460-9516 Email: whall@wnj.com

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. William F. Buckley Jr. 1925-2008 — by Scotty Boman

    Last Thursday Conservative Author and Journalist William F. Buckley Jr. died. Buckley’s many writings, interviews and commentary’s arguably made him the intellectual voice of Conservatism. This founder of the National Review also organized the Young Americans for Freedom who helped nominate Senator Barry Goldwater.

    Buckley recently authored a book about the late senator that is scheduled to be published this spring. While Buckley was a conservative, not a libertarian, his contribution to the libertarian movement was profound. Some of the founding members of the Libertarian Party were Goldwater Republicans.

    As a fiscal conservative, Buckley’s arguments for the moral basis of Capitalism, were eloquent and valid be they in defense of Conservatism or Libertarianism. In the era of the Cold war Buckley stood firm against those who would seek to imply a moral equivalence between socialism and free markets.

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  3. Medical Marijuana Petition Certified — by Scotty Boman

    the Michigan Board of Canvassers officially certified that MPP's Michigan campaign committee — the Michigan Coalition for Compassionate Care (MCCC) — collected enough signatures to move the medical marijuana initiative forward. The 496,000 signatures officially counted by the state came back with a 75.3% validity rate, exceeding what was needed to qualify.

    For more information visit:

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  4. Ban of hallucinogenic plant passes House committee — by Scotty Boman

    According to an article published in the Jackson Citizen Patriot, "Efforts by the Waterloo Township public safety Explorers to make a readily available hallucinogen illegal in Michigan are getting attention. Legislation to make the perennial herb salvia divinorum a banned narcotic passed Thursday in the state Healthy Policy Committee and will head to the House floor for a full vote, according to a news release from Rep. Mike Simpson's office. Simpson, D-Liberty Township , introduced the legislation after the Explorers, a group of teens interested in firefighting and law enforcement, began campaigning against salvia."

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