Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The Libertarian Party of Minnesota is my states 5th largest political party. It only has minor party status - though in most of America it is the 3rd largest political party with ballot access in over 26 states.

This is taken from their platform:

Throughout history, governments have operated on the opposite principle: that the State may dispose of the lives of individuals and the fruits of their labor. Even within the United States, all non-libertarian political parties and organizations assume that government bodies and agencies may initiate force against you and seize what you have produced without your consent through taxation and regulation.

Basically they disagree with most forms of government. Unfortunately, we have to work as a society to get through certain issues. Not all government programs are effective - and nonprofits do a better job. But I disagree with them when it comes to the inheritance tax and local/state issues. I say "fine" with a limited Federal government.

These are their elected officials in Minnesota:

Robert Babione
New Prague City Council

Colin Wilkinson
Minnesota Academic Standards Committee

Larry Fuhol
Isanti Planning Commission

David Buelow
Waubun School Board

Peter Eiden
Corcoran Planning Commission

Mark Thorsted
Otsego City Council

Brad Kvanbek
Park Commissione,
City of Medina

Mary O'Connor
Brooklyn Center City Council

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