Monday, December 10, 2007

Libertarian National Committee Resolution Encourgages Paul to Seek Libertarian Nomination

Here's the resolution passed last weekend in Charleston, South Carolina:


WHEREAS, the Libertarian Party and Congressman Ron Paul share many common principles for liberty and prosperity in America, and

WHEREAS, Congressman Ron Paul is a member of the Libertarian Party in good standing, and

WHEREAS, Congressman Ron Paul was previously nominated by the delegates of the Libertarian National Convention to serve as the Libertarian Party’s 1988 presidential candidate, and

WHEREAS, Congressman Ron Paul, through the efforts of his current presidential campaign, has ignited a renewed passion for liberty across America, and

WHEREAS, for over 35 years, the members of the Libertarian Party have continually fought for liberty through activism, education and the political process, and

WHEREAS, the Libertarian Party and its members have remained respectful, and in many cases, supportive of Congressman Ron Paul’s campaign seeking the Republican presidential nomination, and

WHEREAS, the Libertarian National Committee encourages competition in the race for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination and is appreciative of all candidates who make the commitment to run;

NOW THEREFORE, in the event that Republican primary voters select a candidate other than Congressman Paul in February of 2008, the Libertarian National Committee urges Congressman Ron Paul to seek the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party to be decided in Denver, Colorado during Memorial Day weekend of 2008.

FURTHERMORE, The Libertarian National Committee congratulates Congressman Paul for his success in spreading a message of peace, prosperity and freedom and also thanks the thousands of activists and supporters across the United States who have made this unprecedented success possible.

RESOLUTION ADOPTED unanimously by vote of the Libertarian National Committee, the 9th day of December 2007, in the city of Charleston, State of South Carolina, United States of America."


Jeremy said...

I'm happy to see this. I was afraid there were too many LP "party loyalists" for this to happen. Good to see that's not the case.

The only small downside is this will fuel even more questions for Dr. Paul about a 3rd party run instead of relevant issue based questions.

Anonymous said...

You have got to be kidding. We have great people running for the nomination right now and this undermines all of the work that has been done by them.

I understand why they did it but why couldn't they have waited till after he dropped out of the race.

Mike Kole said...

I like Dr. Paul, but right now, if he gets any traction at all, he could be the death of the Libertarian Party. There is great danger in showing the world that the best candidate for the LP is one who is a candidate for another party.

The LP presidential candidates need to find a way to make big-L Libertarians forget about Ron Paul. So far, they haven't done anything of the kind.

That said, I am supporting Dr. Paul right now. I expect that the Republicans won't be smart enough to back him, thus killling the LP. At such time as he fails to claim the Republican nomination, and refuses to accept the Libertarian nomination we can reassess.