Saturday, March 27, 2010

Another video

Internet videos: It how the semiliterate stay informed!
This is a parody of "Schoolhouse Rock", which I am just barely old enough to remember.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

VP to BHO: BFD!

Teddy Roosevelt had the Square Deal. Franklin Roosevelt had the New Deal. Now Joe Biden has provided us with the adjectives to describe Obama's deal.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Modern Modest Proposal

All this talk of universal healthcare is small potatoes. Let's get back to basics. Americans spend more per capita on healthcare than any other country, but they spend even more money on something even more important: food! Let's nationalize the food and beverage industry. The government should be completely responsible for all food production AND preparation. Consider:
  • Economies of Scale: It would far more efficient for a government meal hall to provide food for 1000 people than it is for those 1000 people to provide for themselves.
  • Public Health: All you fat Americans are clearly ill equipped to make your own nutritional choices. Plus you could stand to get some exercise working on a collective farm.
  • Cost: Why spent $200 buying food at the grocery store when for just $50 extra in taxes, you could be eating what everyone else is eating?
  • Advertising: The restaurant industry spends billions on advertising, yet this programs sells itself! No more annoying McDonald's commercials! The Taco Bell dog is an enemy of the people!

For those who do not get the literary reference, click here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Yesterday's healthcare bill

I think that the GOP would have stood a better chance of killing this bill had they not squandered their fiscal conservative credentials with TARP. But it can still be repealed by a future Congress, portions of it can be challenged in court, and it can even be used to try out state nullification.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Libertarians @ Large live tonight from 7-8P

Libertarians At Large airs on channels Comcast 57 and Verizon 27, from 7-8 p.m., every second Thursday of the month. Tune in tonight as Doug Horner's guest this month will be Libertarian, Scott Wise from Whitley County, one of the contenders for the 3rd Congressional District. Call in to ask questions or just let us know you are listening. Please contribute to the conversation. By following this link you can see a three minute clip from September 2009 show when Scott appeared with Doug along side Dan Drexler.

The Libertarian Party of Allen County would like to thank Access Fort Wayne and the Allen County Public Library for providing us these opportunities to serve the public and promote the discussion at all levels of government about what is best for the future of of our communities, state, and nation.

Also please remember that we now have a Facebook Group Page also, check it out.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jihad Jane: Why racial and ethnic profiling doesn't work

Terrorists, like all other criminals, are not defined by their physical characteristics but by their actions.

When 19 Arabs hijacked some planes and flew them into buildings, many people thought that targeting them for extra screening would be a good idea. But al Qaeda is an equal opportunity destroyer. If focus is put on screening Middle Eastern passengers, that makes it all the more easier for people like this to get through.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

The Officers of the Libertarian Party of Allen County Indiana would like to extend our thoughts and concerns to Sam in the passing of his wife Jame

Jame Goldstein, Long Time LP Activist and Wife Of Chairman Sam Goldstein, Passes Away
by Christopher Spangle, LPIN Executive Director

Friends,

It is with great sadness that I have to write of the passing of Jame Goldstein, wife of LPIN Chair Sam Goldstein. Jame was a long time Libertarian Party activist, candidate, lawyer, loving friend, and above all, a loving mother and wife. She has battled breast cancer for many years, and passed away yesterday.

Jame's funeral will be on Wednesday, March 10th at 2:00pm at Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Funeral Home located at 11411 N. Michigan Rd, Zionsville, IN. It will be followed by burial at Crown Hill Cemetery at 700 West 38th Street Indianapolis, IN. After the burial, anyone who wishes to join in a celebration of Jame's life is welcomed to Sam's home at 8074 Claridge Road, Indianapolis, IN following the burial Wednesday evening and Thursday, March 11th at 6:00pm for a memorial service in Jame's honor.

Notes of encouragement and remembrance can be sent to the address above or via email at SAM8074@aol.com.

Over the coming weeks, please send all Libertarian Party related business to our Vice Chairman, Dan Drexler at vicechair@lpin.org or to myself at lpinhq@lpin.org.

Christopher Spangle

Monday, March 01, 2010

When drinking was a capital offense

Here's a really interesting history lesson. You can draw your own conclusions from this of course. Either this shows that drug enforcement is futile or present day methods of drug deterrence just aren't harsh enough. Here's a bonus question for all you drug warriors: What percentage of the population would you be willing to kill off in order to ensure a drug free society?