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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
LP SCC Elects Leadership for Coming Year
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.Read more
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.
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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!
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.Read more
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.Read more