Membership Renewal! Our membership cycle is May to May. Many thanks to those of you who have already renewed. For the rest, your annual dues to the Libertarian Party of Brevard County are now payable. Remember, the $24 annual membership dues ($2 per month) is just a suggested starting figure. All contributions beyond that are welcome as well, but by all means contribute to "The Party of Principle". As you watch the swelling quagmire of Yugoslavia swallow American lives, you can feel the satisfaction of supporting a party that opposes such foreign meddling.
National Libertarian Party Platform Plank on Education: The Libertarian approach to education will be the focus of this month's quarterly platform presentation on May 27 (see calendar). Here is the entire plank as approved at the 1998 Libertarian Party Convention:
"We advocate the complete separation of education and State. Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children and interfere with the free choice of individuals. Government ownership, operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools and colleges should be ended. We call for the repeal of the guarantees of tax-funded, government-provided education, which are found in most state constitutions.
"As an interim measure to encourage the growth of private schools and variety in education, including home schooling, we support tax credits for tuition and other expenditures related to an individual's education. We likewise favor tax credits for child care and oppose nationalization of the child-care industry. We oppose denial of tax-exempt status to schools because of those schools' private policies on hiring, admissions, and student deportment. We support the repeal of all taxes on the income or property of private schools, whether for profit or non-profit.
"We condemn compulsory education laws, which spawn prison-like schools with many of the problems associated with prisons, and we call for an immediate repeal of such laws.
"Until government involvement in education is ended, we support elimination, within the governmental school system, of forced busing and corporal punishment. We further support immediate reduction of tax support for schools, and removal of the burden of school taxes from those not responsible for the education of children."
Homeschooling Infomercial on PAX TV! The Homeschool Media Network reports that the first-ever homeschooling infomercial will be presented almost daily for the entire month of May! Visit http://www.homeschoolmedia.com or call 1-877-U-CAN-DO-IT for information on dates and times. This is an exciting event for Libertarians!
Bagel World - Deli - Chili World
|New Hours||New Food|
|7:00a-1:00p (Sun; no chili served)||Spaghetti|
Along with bagels, cream cheese and full line of Boar's Head meats used on our deli sandwiches, we are now serving Cincinnati-style chili spaghetti dinners topped with red beans, diced onions & a blanket of fine grated cheddar cheese (prices start at $3.25). We also have chili dogs and chili by the bowl.
Calendar of Events for May 1999
Citizens for Constitutional Property Rights
LPB Semi-Monthly ExComm Meeting
May 4 and 19 6:00 PM
Brevard County Board of Commissioners Meeting
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)
LPB Membership Committee Meeting
May 3 Monday 7:00 PM
LPB Quarterly Platform Presentation
May 27 Thursday 5:30 PM
|Libertarian Party of Brevard County
1280 Sarno Road, #115
Melbourne FL 32935
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