Hinkle Recieves Thomas Jefferson Leadership Award

Mark Hinkle, currently Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County received the Thomas Jefferson Leadership Award at the LP's 2022 national convention, held over the Memorial Day weekend in Sparks, Nevada.

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Local Libertarians Attend National Convention

The Libertarian Party held its biennial National Convention over the Memorial Day weekend, with more than 1000 delegates (including alternates serving as delegates) voting on party business, and eleven members of the LP SCC county central committee were among them.
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LP SCC Opposes Deceptive Measure A

The Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County endorses a NO vote on Measure A in the June primary election, calling it "deceptive". The measure, put on the ballot by the Santa Clara Valley Water District, would change the term limits for members of the district board.

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LP SCC Opposes School Tax Measures

The Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County has declared its opposition to two ballot measures that will impose tax burdens on local citizens.

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San Jose Action Alert - city council voting today on gun tax / insurance ordinance

As a Libertarian voter, you probably don’t like it when governments stomp on taxpayers’ rights.  How about gun rights?  Or both?  Ever wonder what you could do about it?  Here is an action you can take right now to fight for both those rights.

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LP SCC Supports "Repeal the Death Tax" Initiative

The Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County endorses the "Repeal the Death Tax" initiative, for which petitions are currently being circulated in the county and all across the state.

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LP SCC Elects Leadership for Coming Year

At its annual meeting, on 29 January, the Central Committee of the Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County elected a mix of long-time leaders and new activists, from all across the county, to serve as their Executive Committee for the coming year.
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LP SCC Opposes San Jose Gun Ordinance

By a unanimous vote, the Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County has declared the party's opposition to a new gun ordinance being considered by the San Jose City Council.

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Happy Bill of Rights Day!

The Bill of Rights -- the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution -- was ratified 230 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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Happy 50th Birthday!

The Libertarian Party was founded 11 December 1971, and the LP of Santa Clara County celebrated the occasion with a birthday party!

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