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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Libertarians endorse new initiative to overturn Prop. 19, the ‘death’ tax on California property owners

Santa Clara County party re-elects two national chairs to local leadership
(Also published in the Almaden Times; February 18, 2022.)

SUNNYVALE, Calif.— The Libertarian Party (LP) of Santa Clara County (SCC) has endorsed the Repeal the Death Tax Act, a new initiative to restore the Proposition 58 protection for California property owners that was abolished in 2020 when a slim majority of voters passed Proposition 19.

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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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Pool/Billiards Meetup Resumes

Chris Le reports that he is again meeting on a mostly-weekly basis to play pool with some libertarian friends. If you don't know how to play you can learn. Or you can just hang out and talk, drink beer, or whatever.

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Recall Ballots Arriving Soon - Vote for Jeff Hewitt

The official date of the gubernatorial recall election is 14 September, but ballots will start arriving in voters' mailboxes about a month before that -- starting this coming week.

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LP SCC Opposes Measures A and B

The Libertarian Party of Santa Clara County today announces its opposition to two parcel tax measures that will appear on the November ballot: "Measure A" in the eastern part of San Jose and "Measure B" in the Los Gatos area.

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