Welcome to the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin
- Category: Legalization
- Published on Saturday, 18 April 2015 08:58
- Written by Jim Maas
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H.L. Mencken defined Puritanism as, "The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy." We may think that is something from the distant past but then we are reminded of it from time to time, even in 21st century Wisconsin.
Legislation which would end the prohibition of the use of cannabis (a.k.a. marijuana) has been introduced in the Wisconsin Assembly. What has taken them so long to reform prohibition is a mystery. So far, 23 states and the District of Columbia permit the use of this herb with a doctor's prescription for medical use. A few states are treating cannabis more like alcohol.
The late Peter McWilliams, author of "Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do," available from the public library, would have us remember these important points:
- You need not personally support or take part in any activity in order to support another person's freedom to take part in it.
- Although, in order to exist, a society must have certain mores, rules and codes of behavior, putting these mores, rules and codes of behavior into the hands of the criminal justice system is the least effective method to bring about compliance.
- Your freedom of choice is paid for by giving others their freedom of choice.
- Category: About Us
- Published on Sunday, 27 December 2009 19:53
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The Libertarian Party of Wisconsin is committed to America’s heritage of freedom:
- Individual liberty and personal responsibility
- A free-market economy of abundance and prosperity
- A foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade
As Libertarians, we defend each person’s right to engage in any activity that is peaceful and honest and we welcome the diversity that freedom brings.
We seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals control their own lives and are never forced to compromise their values or sacrifice their property.
We believe that no conflict exists between civil order and individual rights and that individuals, groups, or governments should not initiate force against other individuals, groups, or governments.
We invite you to join us in the partnership for a more free and prosperous America. Join us HERE.
- Category: State Events
- Published on Sunday, 22 March 2015 05:11
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"Move Liberty Forward"
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
1350 Royale Mile Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Open to the General Public. Welcome to our 2015 state convention registration website. Offering early registration with a great lineup of speakers listed below. Following the convention, dinner will be served. You do not have to be a Libertarian Party of WI member to attend any of our convention activities and we encourage people from the community to come out and enjoy the day with us. This event will be a great opportunity for networking and to learn about the future of liberty in Wisconsin.
We are excited to announce the following line-up of speakers:
Our Keynote Speaker, is the head of Anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic, a two-time Libertarian nominee for statewide office in Ohio, and a declared candidate for the 2016 Libertarian nomination for President of the United States.
Vice-President of School Choice Wisconsin and former President of Saint Anthony School of Milwaukee, the largest Catholic grade school in the nation and the largest voucher school in Wisconsin.
“Expanding School Choice Statewide – Issues and Opportunities”
Mr. Brown will speak about current challenges and opportunities in expanding private sector options and free market competition in Wisconsin’s educational landscape. Milton Friedman first developed the theory behind school vouchers, taking his background in economics and applying market principles to education. Rather than assign all children to an identical government-run school, Friedman thought that providing education assistance in the form of a voucher to be spent at private-sector providers would stimulate competition and create a marketplace of schools which would improve quality and create incentives for meeting parent expectations. Friedman’s theory has been applied in Milwaukee, Racine, and limited other areas with great success. Now, the program is being expanded statewide. The Governor has proposed eliminating the caps on the program to allow all qualifying parents to choose a private school for their child. Though questions of funding remain and the proposal may be altered as it makes its way through the legislature, this is a great step forward. School choice has the potential to forever change the people’s relationship with their government by transitioning from a culture that sees the government and its schools as the educators of children to a culture that sees parents as the primary educators of their children. At School Choice Wisconsin, we are working to release the government’s stranglehold on education and allow private sector options to thrive with parents directing education funding, not the government. Find out more at the convention!
Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute specializing in environmental regulation, natural resources, and agricultural freedom issues.
Former economic adviser to Mikhail Gorbachev who helped implement perestroika and glasnost, before defecting to the United States in 1989; professor of economics at Carthage College.
2016 Congressional candidate, Wis. 4th District; Wisconsin State Director, Our America Initiative; 2014 nominee for Wisconsin Secretary of State.
9:15 AM - Registration Opens
9:30 AM to 11:30 AM - Annual Business Meeting and Election of State Officers
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Lunch Break
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Convention Speakers
6:00 PM - Dinner