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Protesting Corporate Bailouts
Fox Valley Libertarians are protesting the request by a local, private supper club for over $300,000 in funding from the Village of East Dundee. The Anvil Club's business has been suffering over the years. They feel that a building renovation paid for by the taxpayers will help bring their business back. While the Anvil Club is an extreme example of a corporate bailout, it's not the Anvil Club that we are protesting, but corporate bailouts in general.
We are meeting outside of the Anvil Club, 309 Meier Street, East Dundee, each Saturday in October from noon to 2 pm, to let Dundee residents, Village officials, and Anvil Club owners know that enough is enough. We are handing out flyers to East Dundee residents with contact information for their village board members.
Most taxpayers don't believe in corporate bailouts, and most East Dundee residents don't want this one either. We're writing letters to the editor and protesting in order to get the word out.
Check out our story in the Daily Herald - Anvil Club loan draws fire from Libertarians
We hope you will join us on one or all of the Saturdays in October. With your help we can defeat this proposal! Enough is enough! No more corporate bailouts!
Contact us through our Facebook event page or email Fox Valley LP Chair Julie Fox at email@example.com if you can help.
Greg Bishop of WMAY Springfield interviewed our Legislative Director Dianna Visek on-air on September 26th 2013.
Dianna talks about our 2013 Convention, her convention speech 'Dealing with Drones' and legislation regarding ballot access for 3rd parties.
Listen to the full interview: (Please wait a moment for the page to load)
Podcast - Dianna Visek
Annual State Convention
LP Illinois members chose our slate of 2014 state-wide candidates at the state convention’s annual business meeting yesterday. They are: Chad Grimm for Governor, Alex Cummings for Lt. Governor, Sharon Hansen for U.S. Senate, Chris Michaels for Secretary of State, Julie Fox for Comptroller, and Matthew Skopek for Treasurer. We expect to have a candidate selected soon for the Attorney General position. Thanks to all our state-wide candidates for stepping up!
Libertarian Party of Illinois holds annual state convention
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A Second American Revolution
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.-That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."
Written by Thomas Jefferson, this excerpt from the Declaration of Independence captures the essence of freedom. On this Independence Day, which happens to be on the fourth of July, it is prudent for us to take note this seminal history of America. Our founding fathers fought a violent revolution of secession from Great Britain because of what they regarded as absolute despotism. Their absolute despotism included a few percent tax on various items. It included warrantless searches.
Comparing the despotism the founding fathers endured to our situation today with our own government, one sees ominous parallels and way beyond. The average American is taxed about 40% of his income when you add up all taxes including inflation. The federal government engages in warrantless searches. Millions of Americans are spied upon by their own government. Those in power assert the right to indefinitely detain citizens without any due process of law, and even asserts the right to assassinate with any true due process. Indeed, what the founding fathers experienced was a tea party compared to what we have today. (Pun intended)
For those who believe in true individual liberty as envisioned by the founders, it is clear that a second revolution is in order. We, as Libertarians always prefer a peaceful solution to problems. Our pledge states this clearly, "I do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals." This non-aggression principle states that we only use force in defense. So, we call for a peaceful revolution that restores our inalienable rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. The two-party duopoly protects the status quo of tyranny. A political revolution that elects Libertarians to office will dismantle the status quo of tyranny and bring a new liberty to all that even the founders couldn’t have envisioned.
Liberty for all,
The Libertarian Party of Illinois
Call to Patriots
The Libertarian Party is the only political party opposed on principle to the big business bailout schemes, "stimulus" spending of taxpayer money, and government health insurance boondoggles being thrust upon the American people.
Each step we take to promote and protect liberty will result in a more just, prosperous, and safe society. But to do that, we need your participation.
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