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raquel-okyayDear friends,

We are so excited to announce that the LPF will host its first U.S. Senate Primary race in LPF history! On election day in November, there will be a 3-way race between the winners of the Libertarian, Republican and Democratic Parties, respectively, and it’s our job to make sure that every voter in the Sunshine State is made aware of this historic primary on Aug. 30.

One of the biggest problems we face as a political party, is that the rest of the world doesn’t know we’re here. We practically beg for media attention, but the main stream agenda is to promote the 2-party system. How do we change that? We hit the streets: talk to our families, friends, neighbors and colleagues about the LPF and our candidates. We get involved with our local affiliates and work in a unified way to build the party.

The momentum is with us! The time to act is now!

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The Libertarian Candidates are (listed in alphabetical order): Augustus Invictus (www.InvictusForSenate.com), a criminal defense attorney from Orlando, and Paul Stanton (www.Stanton2016.com), an IT specialist from Daland. For more information about their campaigns, please link to their websites.

For Edition IV we bring you the second part of Ryan Ramsey’s “Prohibition and Gun Control”, “The Fallacy of Social Justice” by Charles McMillan, and “The Arrogance of Power” by Tom Regnier. Tom is a long-time friend of the LPF and former editor of its newsletter. His powerful speech (reprinted in The Quill) was delivered to the Florida Constitution Revision Commission in Orlando on Sept. 4, 1997.

Exclusive to The Quill, you don’t want to miss my story “The Libertarian Party of Florida is ON FIRE!” about the party’s national convention in Orlando last month.

We are also happy to announce the advancement of two Associate Editors at The Quill; Amanda Gluck and Brandi Alexandra. Congrats and thank you!

As always, we are taking article submissions from Florida Libertarians on topics of interest to Florida Libertarians for publication at The Quill. Submit your 550-650 word articles to news@lpf.org. State affiliates can submit event calendars and reports for publication as well.

On a somber note, we are very saddened by the sudden death of LP Presidential Candidate Dr. Marc Allan Feldman. R.I.P. #ThatLibertarian

 

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In Liberty,

Raquel

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Artwork by Gabriel Wozniak

Dear friends,

We made it to our Second Edition of The Quill, the official newsletter of the Libertarian Party of Florida. YAY! We received a mixed lot of six article submissions ranging in topics from Fair Tax to Super Tuesday. Not all of the writers are Florida Libertarians, however, all were tasked to create an article that Florida Libertarians would enjoy. I am confident you will! Please do not be confused by the title in Carlos Cunta’s “Common Sense Gun Control” story – it is meant to be misleading. Cunta is a gallows humorist and I am a huge fan, making “Common Sense Gun Control” the TOP story of the week.

In the First Edition of The Quill, I requested that y’all look very closely at The Quill logo, created by Gabriel Wozniak, because there is a carefully-placed, incognito Lady Liberty woven inside. I am pointing it out again, to see whether anyone has found her. To date, I have not received a single finder. Also, we are looking for volunteer writers, an associate editor, cartoonist and photographer. If you are interested, please advise.

Our very own, Rob Lapham, Libertarian Candidate for Florida Congressional District 2, and Region 2 representative to the Executive Committee, writes an article regarding his solution to the paradigm that is the Republican and Democrat Party, respectively. Lapham said he refuses to vote for the lessor of two evils this November, and prays that Florida Libertarians: Run, Run, Run for Office! Greg Bowen, former member of the Executive Committee, said Florida Libertarians want to live their lives free from a meddling government. From the left to the right, Bowen said political rulers are inherently oppressive, and are not needed. I agree!

Do Libertarian civil rights’ lawyers exist in Florida? YES, they do. Weekly contributor Lauren Anthony writes a story about Phillip Kuhn, Esq., an attorney licensed in both Florida and Tennessee who resides with his wife, Nannette, in Lakeland, FL. Kuhn said he was dismayed at the growing lack of “empathy” inside the courtroom that has effected the way people treat people. “What has happened in the courtroom is that it has lost its sense of civility and humanity in the process of justice.” If there is a no humanity between the officers of the court and the parties involved, then there is no reason to seek justice in that arena, because you will get none.

In sum, I have had an awesome couple of weeks putting together these stories and meeting new Libertarians in the process. Thank YOU Char-Lez Braden, LPF Chairman, for having faith in me. I have faith in you too. Carry on!

In Liberty,

Raquel