Over the years, the LP has had one thing that made it better than all other parties. It's the one thing that made it stand out, and which made it the only viable option for making peaceful change in America and that thing is our libertarian principles.
Last weekend those principles were sold out. There was a transparant plan on the part of a small pro-war minority in the party to take over and toss our principles out the window. They planned this cruise to exclude as many real libertarians as they could and to outnumber us and outvote us. They succeeded and now the LP is dead. M. Carling and his little bitch Aaron Star refused to seat delegates who filled out the membership application, signed and dated the pledge, and who paid their membership to not one, but 2 members of the Ex-Com acting in their official capacity as representatives of the Libertarian Party of California. Aaron Star said that their application wasn't valid because it wasn't "postmarked" as if that mattered. There was no written rule requiring a post mark. These people were told that they were members by an official representative of the party and bought tickets to the convention based on this, and the fact that they were told that in the history of the Libertarian Party of California, no member has ever been refused a seat as a delegate. M(idget) and Aaron said that they weren't members for 90 days so they couldn't be seated. They ignore the fact that Gail Lightfoot's son (who wasn't a member before) registered on the spot at the last convention and was allowed to be a delegate. These 2 people were the youngest in the room and were among very few who weren't white. I suspect both racial and age descrimination, and not seating them specifically because they were with me. They will be taking the LP of CA to court to sue for re-imbursement of the money they spent on membership, and the more than $400 each they spent to take the cruise, and I will be a witness for them. This is another story though. John Kennedy said, "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable." I agree with this and since the door has been closed for peaceful change by the scummiest, dirtiest, most worthless people ever to join the LP, I will use the only option I have left. Any blood spilled will be on their heads. I have a lot of respect for Rodney Austin, but a lot of this was his fault. He was on the judicial committee and he allowed this anti-libertarian cabal to violate our bylaws which state the convention must be within the state of California or in another state (aka within the USA) with the involvement of the LP in charge of that region. Since there is no International LP, having the convention in International Waters invalidates the entire thing. If Rodney had actually stuck to the bylaws, they wouldn't have gotten away with this... and trust me, they still might not get away with it. I'm running for Congress, and right now I am considering dropping out. But before I drop out, I am very tempted to do something so outrageous and horrific during a televised interview, it would give the California LP a black eye it might never recover from. I'd rather see the LP destroyed entirely than to see it misused and have its principles tossed out the window. ForumWebSiteAt http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Libertarian Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Libertarian/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/