The Libertarian Party of Chicago Condemns Racism, Violence in Wake of Charlottesville Rally and Attack

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The Libertarian Party of Chicago remains a strong adherent of the principle, embodied in the Constitution, that all human beings are created equal. The idea that race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, or national origin justifies limiting the unalienable rights of any person is both abhorrent to Libertarianism, and contrary to the founding values of the United States. As the Libertarian Party platform states: “We condemn bigotry as irrational and repugnant.”

It is a fundamental Libertarian principle that personal freedoms must be limited only when they intrude on the freedoms of others. Ideologies that promote violence are to be condemned. Calls to violence are to be silenced, and acts or credible threats of violence must be met with measures to neutralize the threat to life and liberty. Whether it is committed on religious, nationalist, racist or political grounds, aggressive violence has no place in a civilized society.

Therefore, The Libertarian Party of Chicago condemns the rally of racists and nationalists in Charlottesville this past Saturday and the lethal attack on counter-protesters. We call upon all local and national leaders to do the same. We are a nation built upon personal rights and freedoms which must not be abridged. Our leaders must take a principled stand against ideologies that seek to limit rights to a select few; and must continue to respect the freedoms that have made America great.

The Libertarian Party of Chicago Defends Religious Liberty in Wake of Minnesota Mosque Bombing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CHICAGO, August 11th, 2017 – The Libertarian Party of Chicago (LPC) remains committed to non-aggression, self-ownership and the protection of our liberties, including the freedom to peacefully practice the religion of one’s choosing. In standing with these principles, the LPC vehemently condemns the bombing of the Dar Al-Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota, that occurred on August 5th, 2017, and all other acts of terrorism aimed at religious communities.

“I am saddened by news of the bombing in Minnesota. No one should be made to feel unsafe in their houses of worship. Thankfully no lives were lost,” said Justin Tucker, Chair of The Libertarian Party of Chicago. “The United States was founded upon religious freedom and the Libertarian Party is dedicated to preserving all the freedoms we cherish.”

According to the Libertarian Party’s 2016 platform: “No individual, group, or government may initiate force against any other individual, group or government.” Libertarians “favor the freedom to engage in or abstain from any religious activities that do not violate the rights of others,” the platform further states.

Libertarians recognize that religious institutions provide support for their congregations and provide assistance to those that are the most needy in their communities. Libertarians also recognize that an attack on religious liberty is an attack an all liberty.

 

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About The Libertarian Party of Chicago

The Libertarian Party of Chicago is a local chapter of the Libertarian Party of Illinois and is part of The National Libertarian Party. The party is comprised of common people united by two goals: 1) to advocate for a better Chicago through the promotion of liberty and 2) to make the Libertarian Party a legitimate and viable political option in modern American politics. Join us for our monthly meetings (www.meetup.com/LPChicago) and follow us on Twitter and Facebook at @ChicagoLP.

Pop Tax Protest

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Our elected representatives need to stop treating taxpayers as an unending supply of funds. On top of that, the “Cook County Sweetened Beverage Tax” is ill-conceived and an undue burden on local businesses.

We’re here to say: Enough is enough!

We will be protesting on Wednesday to demand an immediate repeal of the #poptax.

Bring your affected beverages. We will chill and share them in a tax-free manner.

Chicago 60602 – USA

Wednesday, August 2 at 5:00 PM

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Meet Lex Green – LP Chicago August Meeting

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This past Election Day, the Libertarian Party further chipped away at the old party duopoly and we have never been bigger. Now is the time to join the movement and we cannot lose momentum. Help us take action against the waste and corruption at City Hall and make Chicago a more free city.

You are invited to join us for our Monthly Meeting. We will be joined by Lex Green, Chair of the Libertarian Party of Illinois, who will be filling us in on Libertarian initiatives and happenings throughout the state.

You don’t have to be a member of the Libertarian Party to attend and we encourage people of all political persuasions to come. Here’s an opportunity to spend an evening with like-minded individuals discussing what’s important to us – Liberty!

Not a member? This will be your opportunity to join and take part of the growing Libertarian movement in Illinois.

When: Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 at 7 PM
Where: Will’s Northwoods Inn, 3030 N. Racine St. at Nelson St. in the Lombardi Room (Steps from the Red, Brown and Purple Line stops at Belmont or Wellington. No permit is required on most of the streets to the west.)

Agenda:
7 PM – Meet, Greet, Eat, Drink

7:15 PM – Call to Order

Officer Reports
- Chair
- Secretary
- Treasurer
- Membership
- Fundraising
- SOC
- Webmaster

Committee Reports
- Communications Committee

New Business
- T-shirt Design

Meet Lex Green

There is no cover. Cash bar and food are available if you wish to order anything. Spread the word and feel free to bring a friend. See you there!

*Will’s Northwoods Inn does not endorse any political party.

Chicago, IL 60657 – USA

Tuesday, August 1 at 7:00 PM

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LP Chicago at the Bughouse Square Debates

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Join The Libertarian Party of Chicago at their table at this year’s Bughouse Square Debates presented by the Newberry Library. Free and open to the public.

The event takes place in Washington Square Park across from the Newberry starting at 12 PM with music from Environmental Encroachment Brass Band. The main debates begin at 1 PM and Open Soapbox begins at 2:30 PM.

We strongly recommend our Libertarian Party candidates and activists participate in the Open Soapbox. This event will be a great way to spread the message of Liberty in Chicago and inform the public of our candidates in this upcoming eleciton. If you’d like to volunteer to help staff the table, please message us or email chair@lpchicago.org.

Per the offical website:
Bughouse Square (bughouse is slang for mental health facility) is the popular name for Washington Square Park. Just south of the Newberry, this park was Chicago’s most boisterous and radical free-speech space from the 1910s through the 1960s. Bohemians, socialists, atheists, and religionists of all persuasions mounted soapboxes, spoke to responsive, vocal crowds, and competed informally for attention and donations. The square’s core contributors, however, came from the Industrial Workers of the World union members whose radical views and wit made them perennial crowd favorites. In the park’s heyday during the 1920s and 1930s, as busloads of tourists ogled the scene, thousands of people gathered on summer evenings. World War II and a post-war crackdown against socialists and communists led to Bughouse Square’s decline and, by the mid-1960s, it had all but ceased to exist. The Newberry and community activists officially revived the spirit of the park with the Bughouse Square Debates in 1986.”

Chicago, IL 60610 – USA

Saturday, July 29 at 12:00 PM

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