Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Three of the Libertarians speaking to a Concordia Lutheran High School class will practice their presentations on the
Allen County Libertarians (who get to ask gnarly high schoolish questions) at the
Monthly Meeting, Feb. 22 at 7pm.
Also at the meeting:
-- Kristy Avery will report what was discussed at the Indiana 3rd Dist.meeting she attended last week, for which she is our representative.
-- We will display the long thought lost, near antiquity, probably apocryphal,
LPAC Bylaws and Platform,
recently recovered during an archaeological dig --  only a mild exaggeration.
-- An update on the LPAC website's pending rebirth.
-- We will plan our entry to the Deer Park Pub's St. Patrick's Day Parade, March 17.
-- Ask volunteers to man LP tables at upcoming Gun/Outdoor/Farm/etc. shows and festivals.
-- Jeannette Jaquish will present her plans for a libertarian values, hands-on academics charter school.  See www.ecstatic-theatrics.com/charter/home.html and /www.facebook.com/StimulateEducate for a preview. She is looking for advisers.
-- And we will try to get other projects off the ground.
Incidentally,  VC Jeannette Jaquish has a live stream subscription until April 9 and is looking for worthwhile events to do multi-camera video live streams of.
All are welcome to attend. Bring family & friends!
LPAC 4th Wednesday Monthly Meeting
Feb. 22, 2017, 7pm, (George Washington's birthday)
at 1423 Louisedale Dr., Fort Wayne, IN  46808
-the home of  LPAC Vice Chair Jeannette Jaquish. 
Kids welcome. Food provided - semi-potluck. Small dogs in home. 

WATCH THE LIVE STREAM AT https://www.facebook.com/AllenCountyLibertarians

Friday, February 10, 2017

Anti-charter school teacher smacked with evidence

The Vice Chair of the Allen County LP got her guest editorial printed in the News-Sentinel - http://news-sentinel.com/opinion/your-voice/Parents-and-students-win-with-school-choice .  Jeannette Jaquish filled the page with regulation citations on charter and voucher schools, in response to retired English Teacher Phyliss Bush's editorial of Feb. 2, claiming their operators are not held accountable and hypnotize parents with hype.  Check it out -- especially the comments below.  One lists the fancy private schools attended by many of the political critics of Betsy DeVos, Trump's pro-charter appointment to the Department of Education.  Libertarians can make a significant impact for no expense by writing letters to the editor or calling in to talk shows, the old school opinion cafes.
The Feb. 8,  2nd Wednesday Beer and Libertarians Get Together at Deer Park Pub discussed many topics: 
The poor roads in Indiana, bad asphalt mixes since 1920's, hemp fibers in asphalt (this is a real thing!), leading into discussion of when and why marijuana went illegal, no fault insurance in Michigan and the price difference, also no upper cap on Medicare -- in Michigan? I'm not sure.  
Muncie tried and failed to privatize its fire department. Someone asserted that health care costs began to rise under Nixon, someone else pointed out that doctors pay half their income to malpractice insurance. Soon we are discussing US blundering in the Middle East, that ISIS is Sadaam Hussein's old Bath Party. "We need to be spreading the message of liberty," said one fellow, and that about summed it up.
It wasn't this random, other discussion was in between. 
We talked about how to get more members so we'd have enough to host a speaker which would justify the media publishing our meeting event, to get more members. 
The group was agreeable to joining the St. Patrick's Day Parade at Deer Park, Friday, March 17.  We have Irish themed Libertarian signs and our banner, and a giant walking puppet girl wearing a green dress. 
This town has no real debates; we could host them and then Libertarians would be included.  Whether to join with a college liberty club or not was discussed.
We may seem like a lot of talk and no action, and so far we are.  But you do need to figure things out, and get enthusiasm going, before you will get sustained manpower to actually do anything.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

All are welcome at upcoming Libertarian events:

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7pm, Libertarians & Beer at Deer Park Irish Pub,
1530 Leesburg Rd, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 7pm, Libertarian Party of Allen County meeting at 1423 Louisedale Dr., Ft. Wayne, 46808. Some of us who are speaking at Concordia High School will practice our presentations on the group. Come and get to act like a high schooler. Dinner provided; feel free to bring food or drink. Kids welcome. House has 2 small dogs.

 Questions?  Call Jeannette Jaquish at 260 484-5946.

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