Bill of Rights Acclamation!
221 Years Young
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The Jefferson Area Libertarians held a Bill of Rights Acclamation from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the First Amendment Monument on the downtown mall in Charlottesville, to celebrate the 221 year anniversary of its ratification.
The crowd read the Bill of Rights aloud (including the little-known Preamble), and speakers addressed its profound impact on freedom and of events injurious to its purpose.
Republican Dirty Tricks
Republicans Attempt to Get Libertarians Thrown Off the Ballot
September 04, 2012
After painstaking efforts to gather the (too many) required signatures necessary to get Libertarian Gary Johnson on the ballot this November, Republicans have issued a challenge to the signatures.
This is ridiculous because the State Board of Elections has already validated the signatures and there is no mechanism for any such challenge.
It is obviously a sorry attempt to limit the choices of voters in the election in order to, in their minds, help the statist Republican candidate.
Read the LPVA News Release: http://lpva.com/html/LPVA%20Press%20Release%209_3_2012.pdf
Read the story in the Richmond Times:: http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2012/sep/04/tdmet01-va-gop-challenges-ballot-petitions-of-good-ar-2175648/#fbcomments
Libertarians Nominate Gary Johnson for President, Jim Gray for Vice-President
May 05, 2012
Governor Gary Johnson
Gary Johnson, former two-term governor of New Mexico, is the Libertarian Party's 2012 presidential candidate. He and Jim Gray, former California superior court judge and author, received the presidential and vice presidential nominations, respectively, during the Party's national convention in Las Vegas on May 5.
“We are pleased to have such a great ticket,” said JAL Chair John Munchmeyer, who served as a delegate from Virginia at the convention. “Governor Johnson and Judge Gray provide the American people a fresh choice this November. Whereas Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney represent big government, high taxes, irresponsible levels of spending, massive regulation, non-stop military intervention around the world, and the diminution of freedom here at home, the Libertarian ticket offers true individual liberty, personal responsibility, and Constitutionally limited government."
Mr. Munchmeyer noted, "Our petition drive is now in full swing. Due to restrictive ballot access laws, the Libertarian Party of Virginia must gather 10,000 petition signatures of Virginia voters by August 24 to place the Libertarian ticket on the ballot this fall.”
He also congratulated JAL Secretary Jim Lark on his receiving the 2012 Thomas Paine Award at the convention. The award recognizes outstanding communication of Libertarian ideas. Dr. Lark, a former national LP chairman and current Secretary of the JAL, is the only person to have received all three of the Party's awards (the Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson Awards).
Dr. James Lark Accepts the Thomas Paine Award
Obama = Romney = Bankruptcy
Dr. James Lark Speaks at Tax Rally/Protest
April 16, 2012
The event was held at the First Amendment Monument in Downtown Charlottesville from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Dr. Lark gave a brief but wonderful speech addressing the the topic of government spending.
"Road to Repeal" Rally...
March 24, 2012
In opposition to "ObamaCare", the Tea Party Patriots held a "Road to Repeal" Rally on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Upper Senate Park, next to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
JAL Chair John Munchmeyer attended and was interviewed by German television.
Virginia Libertarians Call for Impeachment Over War in Libya
February 15, 2012
In its first quarter meeting, the State Central Committee (SCC) of the Libertarian Party of Virginia (LPVA) passed a resolution encouraging members of the House of Representatives from Virginia to propose and support an article of impeachment of Barack Obama for waging war in Libya without an act of Congress.
John Munchmeyer, LPVA member proposing the resolution, said, “He is not a king, but apparently he has assumed that position. In Afghanistan and Iraq, at least the Congress voted for the use of force. The war in Libya is different. Obama is saying that he does not need anything from the Congress.
“His action is an outrageous violation of the Constitution. It is bad enough that formal declarations of war are not being used, but this represents a fundamental shift and sets an extremely dangerous precedent. Without a remedy, in ten years presidents will routinely use the war in Libya as an example of why they don't need any input whatsoever from Congress for waging war. Our Founders very clearly and very wisely made it so that one man would not have such power.”
Here is the full text of the resolution:
"Whereas Barack Obama, who currently serves as President of the United States of America, has prosecuted a war in Libya without a declaration of war by the Congress of the United States of America and,
Whereas the Constitution of the United States of America specifically and only grants the power to declare war to the Congress,
We, the State Central Committee of the Libertarian Party of Virginia, encourage members of the House of Representatives from Virginia to propose and support an article of impeachment of Barack Obama."
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