View from the Chair: A Historic Year

Fueled by an unprecedented assault on our Liberties, last year the Staten Island Libertarian Party burst onto the scene with an energy and ethos simply unrivaled in local politics.
By Independence Day, 2010, four young candidates had stepped up and stepped into the midterm fray with a campaign of courage and commitment to defend our Constitutional Republic, and bring reform to the corrupt and ineffectual legislature of New York State.
By any libertarian party measure, the results were indeed historic. No libertarian candidate, for either congress or assembly, had ever before achieved this kind of voter support in our districts. Not even close.
While we did not win those electoral contests in the end, theses candidates won the respect and gratitude of thousands of Staten Islanders and South Brooklynites.
And they did so through a principled platform of limited government and personal liberty, along with thoughtful, actionable solutions to the ills that plague our community and state.
It was a great beginning, but it was only a beginning.

The Momentum Continues

Tonight, Wednesday, January 19, the Staten Island Libertarian Party will reconvene at Karl’s Klipper in historic St. George at 8pm to discuss our plans for 2011 and beyond. The address is #40 Bay Street, across from the post office.
We’re always welcoming of new members and visitors, too. You also don’t have to be a registered Libertarian to participate. We attract registered Democrats and Republicans alike, plus Jeffersonians and a host of other independents.
Please join us tonight. This is not your father’s Libertarian Party.
Excelsior, friends.
Edward M. Stehlin, Chairman

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