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The Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County supports candidates for public office, promotes libertarian solutions to the needs of our communities, and defends the principles of individual rights and economic freedom. For more information please explore the various sections of this web site, or contact us by e-mail at membership@scclp.org.

 


 

  • From the blog

    Happy Bill of Rights Day!

    The Bill of Rights -- the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution -- was ratified 229 years ago today, 15 December 1791.

    The Bill of Rights sets limits on the powers of the federal government, including the well-known prohibition on laws restricting freedom of speech and of the press, the right to keep and bear arms, and the right to a trial by jury. It also states explicitly two general principles: that the listing of rights does not mean these are all the rights (9th Amendment) and that if the Constitution doesn't assign a power to the federal government then it belongs to the states, or the people (10th Amendment).



    Of course over the last two centuries politicians have tried their best to side-step these rules, and unfortunately have been all too successful. It's up to us to hold elected officials accountable when they go beyond the specific powers named in the Constitution, and when they violate the principles outlined in the Bill of Rights.

    More info:
    * National Archives
    * Wikipedia

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    Mixed Results on Propositions/Measures

    [Updated 2 December] With several weeks of counting behind us, election results in California are still preliminary but close to complete. Reviewing the propositions and measures on which the LP of Santa Clara County made a recommendation, it seems that on most subjects the voters agreed with us. Unfortunately, on questions of taxation and bonds (which must be paid back through taxes), for the most part the voters disagreed with us, passing almost all of them.

    Voters agreed with us on 7 out of 9 of the non-tax/bond questions on which we took a position (all results shown as yes/no percentages):

    Proposition 16, which would have allowed government to discriminate by race, sex, etc., failed 43%/57%.

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