Browsing Archives of Author »Mathew Erickson«

LPO Tuesday Talk: When, in the Course of Human Events…

July 6, 2010


July 6, 2010 Dear Friend of Liberty, This week we celebrate the 234th birthday of our great nation. 234 years ago, a group of Patriots gathered in the sweltering heat of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to declare that “All men are created equal” and endowed with the rights of “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”  Furthermore, […]

LPO Tuesday Talk: Eminent Domain and the Question of “Public Use”

June 23, 2010


June 22, 2010 Dear Friend of Liberty, The Libertarian Party of Ohio restates its strong opposition to unnecessary and intrusive government involvement in private lives, as this week marks the five year anniversary of Kelo v City of New London, a contested US Supreme Court decision voted 5-4 that allowed eminent domain to be used […]

LP Monday Message: fun poll, serious issues

June 21, 2010


Image via Wikipedia June 21, 2010 Dear Friend of Liberty, Before getting to more serious issues, I’m asking you to take another quick poll on slogans. We picked the top two from our primary poll, and added a new third choice. (Two choices on the ballot just aren’t enough!) Here’s the serious issue: I’m told […]

Response to Columbus Dispatch article ‘Educators Double Dip’

June 20, 2010


Written by Bill Yarbrough, Ohio State Senate Candidate, 3rd District Dear Editor, In the Dispatch cover story, “Educators Double Dip (June 20th),” I understand the topic of the story was the number of educators working and yet pulling a full pension.  However, it was striking to see only a passing reference to Ohio’s $40 billion […]

Libertarians say government shares blame with BP for oil spill

June 18, 2010


Image via Wikipedia WASHINGTON – Wes Benedict, executive director of the Libertarian Party, issued the following statement today: “The federal government and BP share the blame for the large oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “When the CEO of BP appeared at a Congressional hearing yesterday, Republicans and Democrats predictably engaged in finger-pointing and […]

LPO Tuesday Talk: General Assembly Continues Gambling with Ohioans Time and Money

June 15, 2010


June 15, 2010 Dear Friend of Liberty, Last Friday the Ohio legislature missed another Constitutional deadline.  Unlike the deadline they missed in 2009, however, this one was by hours and not months.  In 2009, the deadline that was missed was for our state budget.  Our elected officials missed that deadline because they couldn’t get the […]

LP Monday Message: Call for candidates, county chairs, T-shirts

June 14, 2010


Image via Wikipedia June 14, 2010 Dear Friend of Liberty, We’ve received orders for 478 of the $10 Libertarian T-shirts. One Libertarian candidate ordered 100 shirts! What a great gift for volunteers! The deadline is this Wednesday, so order today. We’re listing over 700 Libertarian candidates here. It’s still not too late in about half […]