1999-03 Newsletter

NEWS FLASH! Candidates Needed for Local Elections in 2000!

If you read nothing else in this letter, read this!   The passage of Revision 11 for Fair Elections last November means that the Libertarian Party of Florida and its county affiliates have no more excuses not to run candidates for local office.  The LPB ExComm is currently surveying the upcoming year 2000 elections to determine the most likely offices in which to run candidates.  We need people willing and able to run as Libertarians for local office!  Imagine what it would be like to have a Libertian voice on a local city council, or a zoning board, or even on the county commission.  Is it not time we started to put our message into practice?  Of course it is!

NEWS FLASH II!  Advertisers Needed to Promote This Newsletter!

Would you like to see more people get the message about the local Libertarian Party?  So would we!  If you have a business you would like to see advertised to current or potential Libertarians in the area, contact Luke Setzer at 639-9062 to make arrangements to get your ad in this newsletter!  For a mere $20 per month, you can promote your business through this mailout!  The earnings generated from ads like yours can help us to multiply the number of mailings we do each month, bringing us more clout and influence.

General Membership Activities
February 1999

Quarterly Platform Presentation
The first 1999 quarterly platform presentation at Choo Choo's B-B-Q and Lounge on February 25 went well.  Richard Hall gave a stunning presentation on the foolhardiness of America's involvement in foreign wars over the last century, and John Cornett explicated the silliness of government's attempts at gun control.  Guest speaker General Gene Sterling explained how the Home Rule Charter Committee will help make county government more responsive to Brevard citizens.  The Home Rule Charter Committee will research grievances of Brevard citizens and attempt to correct them by petitioning to revise the county charter.  A successful petition will allow Brevard citizens a chance to vote on the revision in a referendum.  He has provided the LPB with over 400 petitions already filled with information about locally registered Libertarians, ready for a major mailout.  The LPB thanked General Sterling for his benevolent efforts.







Calendar of Events
March 1999

Business Meeting: 1st Monday 7:00 PM; Dinner Meeting: 3rd Monday 7:00 PM
Citizens for Constitutional Property Rights (CCPR) Meeting
Get involved with an organization that shares the Libertarian respect for property rights.
David Hobbs    452-6902

March 3 and 17 6:00 PM
Semi-Monthly ExComm Meeting
Lee McLamb has made reservations for the LPB ExComm at Choo Choo's B-B-Q and Lounge, 1341 N. U.S. 1, Cocoa.

March 6 and 20 Saturday 1:00-4:00 PM
Space Coast Objectivism Promoters and Explorers (SCOPE) Meeting
Our Secretary, Luke Setzer, has formed a study group for local persons interested in learning and applying the ideas of Ayn Rand to successful living.  Check it out at Choo Choo's B-B-Q and Lounge, 1341 N. U.S. 1, Cocoa.  Bring a rational mind and a working familiarity with Ayn Rand's philosophy.
Luke Setzer  639-9062

1st Tuesday 9:00 AM Regular; 2nd Tuesday 9:00 AM Regular; 3rd Tuesday 5:30 PM Regular; 4th Tuesday 9:00 AM Regular; 4th Thursday 5:30 PM Zoning
Brevard Board of County Commissioners Meeting
The Brevard County Commission meets at Building C of the Viera complex.  Come make your Libertarian voice heard on issues that could readily affect you.  The meeting agendas are at
David Hobbs    452-6902

March 10
Newsletter/Calendar Deadline
Call our Secretary, Luke Setzer, if you have something you want printed in the LPB newsletter or calendar.
Luke Setzer  639-9062

March 27 Saturday 6:00 PM
Monthly Social
This month, we will conduct our meeting at the home of Lee McLamb, 3593 Tarragon Drive, Canaveral Groves. Bring a covered dish and your choice of beverage. Come and enjoy the company of local Libertarians who largely share your political views.  As we have done in previous socials, we will have a tough topics session in which we spend 15 minutes per topic (two topics maximum) offering Libertarian solutions to commonly suggested problems.
RSVP to the Libertarian Party of Brevard 255-2105