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Robert H.

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WYLP Meeting and FSP
« on: May 19, 2003, 12:06:42 am »

Debra Ricketts spoke at a meeting of the Wyoming Libertarian Party on Saturday afternoon in Casper.  Charles Curley posted the following about the meeting on the Wyoming discussion list:

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> >    I was curious as to whether anyone was able to attend the WYLP meeting  this afternoon in Casper.  Does anyone know how it went?

Quite well, indeed. To start with, the Casper Star Tribune printed your letter to the editor, generating about 12 column inches, on Friday. They included the meeting info. The CST is the state-wide newspaper, and the letters to the editor are required reading for those who want to keep an eye on what people think in Wyoming. Debra spoke and fielded questions from the attendees and press, and handled herself very well. Attendance was good for a Wyo LP meeting, and not all the attendees were members. One person came from Missouri. The Wyoming LP passed a motion to endorse the Free State Project.

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Today's issue of the Casper Star-Tribune ran a very even-handed article on the meeting here:

Free State Project comes to Wyoming

I was impressed that this article did not emphasize secession or the "legalize drugs and prostitution" angle that other media outlets have concentrated on recently.

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Re:WYLP Meeting and FSP
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2003, 11:31:31 pm »

Yeah, it was a decent article, and your letter just prior couldn't have hurt (good job, Robert!)   :)

The article title was overblown, though.

Any other letters to the editor about us pop up yet? I think I'll mosey on over to have a look...
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Re:WYLP Meeting and FSP
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2003, 11:56:30 pm »

Nope, nothing.

But they did have a editorial about public financing of campaigns - Yecch!  >:(

And of course, they had some comments from the leftist "think" tank there, about it. We really need our own think tank to counter that propaganda. And of course they had the Wyoming League of Women Voters in there looking for "diversity"  ::) in the legislature. Should we start a Wyoming League of Men Voters?  :D

At least the writer said, "...it will be a while before it takes root in Wyoming."

I found another editorial that reminds me this is a rural state, a complete and lengthy discussion about trigger control while firing a rifle.  ;D
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2003, 01:43:46 am »

And of course, they had some comments from the leftist "think" tank there, about it. We really need our own think tank to counter that propaganda. And of course they had the Wyoming League of Women Voters in there looking for "diversity"  ::) in the legislature.

Yes, our own think tank is a must.  And I don't know about you, but I'm about sick of the word "diversity."  It's being used in the promotion of what amounts to selective bigotry.  They might as well just come out and say that they don't like the fact that there are so many men in the legislature.

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Should we start a Wyoming League of Men Voters?  :D

What a hue and cry that would raise!  I'd love to hear their response to such a proposal though.   ;D  ;)

For anyone who's interested, the letter to the Casper Star-Tribune that Zxcv references is pasted below.  I sent it to them a couple of days prior to the WYLP meeting, and they printed it the day before.

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Free State Project to be discussed

Editor:

Among all 50 states of our American Union, Wyoming stands out strongly as a land where the people still cherish the ideas that made this nation great, and where government has not run roughshod over the people. And while America is unquestionably the freest nation on Earth, more and more Americans are coming to feel that the heritage of freedom we hold so dear may be fast slipping through our fingers. Like many contributors to the Casper Star-Tribune, I find myself growing increasingly concerned about the state of liberties in our great country. We fear that our children may grow up in a land where "liberty" is increasingly a foreign word, and where state control of the smallest details of our lives is increasingly a reality.

Because Wyoming stands out strongly as a freedom-loving state, it is currently under consideration by members of the Free State Project as one of 10 possible states to call home. The Free State Project (www.freestateproject.org ) is an effort to identify the best state for freedom-loving Americans from across the country to live in, and where they may become politically active, forever keeping that state a monument to the vision of our country's founders; a shining example of all that is best and noblest in the American spirit. If the FSP chooses Wyoming, you can rest assured that we will do our best to make you proud to have us as friends and neighbors. We believe that the true American Dream was, and is, foremost about freedom; and that as great as we are, we could be greater still.

Debra Ricketts, an FSP board member, has been invited to address a meeting of the Wyoming Libertarian Party on Saturday, May 17, at the Szechwan Chinese Restaurant at 1151 CY Avenue in Casper. The public meeting will take place from approximately 1 to 4 p.m., and anyone interested in knowing more about the FSP is welcome to attend and ask questions. Although Saturday's meeting is being held by the WYLP, the FSP is not affiliated with any political parties, and would welcome an opportunity to work with any Wyoming residents or organizations who would like to get to know us better.
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Re:WYLP Meeting and FSP
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2003, 02:41:47 am »

H Zxcv,

Ref Reply # 2 above;

You will have a think tank for the required countermeasures.  You'll also have a clearing house, a legal dept, a public affairs dept and the rest of what's required for viability.

Somewhere, you'll have "internal controls" also, because, without it, FSP will collapse.  The League of Women Voters is like the Holy Roman Empire, not holy, Roman nor an empire.  They are the socialists and they will infect the FSP ranks with their members joining up only to discredit FSP.  

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Re:WYLP Meeting and FSP
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2003, 10:19:22 am »

Well, FSP per se will officially cease to exist when we get to our chosen state. But the mailing list will remain (yes, we'd better make sure we keep track of people after they move  :P ).

However there will be FSP successor organizations, one of which is clearly the think tank (I'm interested in that). Some will have lots of controls and bureaucracy, others not.

With 20,000 members, we don't have to worry about a couple of hundred League of Women Voters types infecting us. On the other hand, The League of Women Voters in the state will have a hard time keeping us from joining and controlling them.   ;D
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