Sunday, March 12, 2017

The US has invaded Syria.

There are US troops in Syria. If you are just now learning this, then stop making "What's a Leppo?" jokes. Officially, they are there to help rebel groups fight ISIS.

The government of Syria does not want US troops in their country. Assad's troops may or may not try to fight them. 

I could say that this invasion is wrong, but moral arguments have had zero effect on US foreign policy during this century. I do believe that this invasion unnecessarily  puts troops in harm's way, and I want them all to come home safely. 

 I hope our troops are not attacked by Assad's forces because that will likely mean that our military will be forced to overthrow Assad. If Assad is smart and doesn't attack US troops, he is a lot more patient than most men you will ever meet. 

To be sure, President Bashar Assad is a terrible human being. The ISIS thugs that oppose him are terrible people. Many of the non-ISIS rebels are horrible in completely different ways. But to forcibly remove Assad from power will likely mean that a different tyrant will be in charge, or nobody at all will be in charge. We can hope that Assad will eventually retire or die of natural causes, and power is peacefully transferred to sane, rational beings.

In the mean time, the most realpolitik thing to do is to let all these fanatics kill each other without our help. The most humanitarian thing to do is allow refugees to settle here. Many people seem to think that the latter option is too risky. While I might disagree with that, I would hope that they would agree that the first option is safer than what's actually happening.

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Beer Today. Parade, Meeting, Convention to follow.

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TODAY! Wed. 7pm, March 8
Beer & Libertarians
Deer Park Pub, 1530 Leesburg Rd, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808

Monday, March 13,  7- 10 pm
We Are Libertarians Live - Celebrating 5 years and 200 Episodes
Public
· Hosted by We Are Libertarians
Morty's Comedy Joint
3824 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
Friday, March 17, 4:30pm
Libertarians march in St. Patrick's Day parade
(shortest in the US)
at Deer Park Pub, off Spring St. at 1530 Leesburg Rd, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808
4:30pm meet, park at St. Francis across the street, meet at grassy space opposite Pub
5:30pm parade starts. We will be at the end.
Wed. March 29
Libertarian Monthly Meeting at Kroger's at Coventry
5725 Coventry Lane in Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804
Friday, April 21 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Libertarian Party of Allen County Convention
Liberty Diner, 2929 Goshen Rd, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46808
6pm arrive & check in, order food
          Meet and talk with Tim Maguire, candidate for Indiana LP Chair
6:30 Guest Speaker Greg Linz of We Are Libertarians - wearelibertarians.com
7:00 Convention begins
You must be a member of the state or national Libertarian Party to vote or be elected officer or delegate.  Do that by going to either www.LPIN.org   or www.LP.org.
We will be voting on bylaw amendments, electing county officers, electing delegates to the Indiana State Convention, May 5-7 (May 6 is business events).,
in Evansville, Indiana

See Allen County Convention details at our new website (which is still under construction, and looks a mess) at www.allencountyLP.org .  Click link at top of page.


260 484-5946 ~ Jeannette Jaquish, Vice Chair
​Robert Enders - Chair
Kristi Avery - Treasurer
Alec Smith - Secretary

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Come to the Libertarian Party of Allen County Convention!




 2017 Libertarian Party of Allen County Convention
Friday, April  21, 2017, 6pm dinner & entertainment, 7pm convention
Liberty Diner, private room, 2929 Goshen Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Cost: Pay for your own meal.  
 To vote or be elected, *join LPIN for $25, prior, or join LPUSA at www.LP.org.

Meet Tim Maquire, candidate for LPIN Chair

Plus: An Irreverent Spiel from
Guest Speaker Greg Lenz of “WE ARE LIBERTARIANS” 
“The Future of the Libertarian Party:  Fulfilling Our Promise

to the New Onlookers We Gained from the Election.”

http://wearelibertarians.com

Full Agenda, Bylaws and Platform will be on our new website www.allencountyLP.org  by this Friday.