It was a 1 day event where their group determined things like what platforms to support – to – selecting new officers to lead their 700+- membership within the state. Which brings me to my 1st of 2 points of interest: Libertarians are disproportionately influential in the political arena.
With a meager national membership of 331,000 they collected 13 presidential votes for every member of their party in 2016. The Dems, on the other hand, with 81,000,000 reported members lost .2 of a vote per member (64,850,000 Hillary votes) and the Reps with 68,000,000 members lost .1 of a vote per member (63,000,000 Donald votes). It sounds like the Dems and Reps should tell their membership to stop talking about ideas with potential voters and among themselves because apparently when they do … well they lose votes when they open their mouths to describe their Party’s vision of the future.
My friend said during lunch they had a guest speaker that represented the Michigan petition drive by Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. As you probably know, Libertarians have been supporters of legalizing marijuana for years as their creed calls for less government. The interesting part is when the group returned from lunch a delegate made a motion to adopt a resolution supporting Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. Now, for those that don’t know, the petition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol includes regulating and taxing; and, regulating and taxing are part of government that Libertarians don’t like too well. Following their rules of procedure the resolution was put to a vote and it failed.
Now for the second point: say what you want about Libertarians but foremost they are principled people. Their matras of freedom and non-aggression speak loudly. Now contrast that with the political forces that bring to us criminal records and broken families.