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Why is the Libertarian Party Statement of Principles so important? Caryn Ann begins a three-part series on the LP and the Enduring Importance of the Statement of Principles. If you want the background on the history and meaning of this very important document, you don’t want to miss this trilogy of episodes. Make sure to start with this one and listen to all three to get the most benefit from this.
Here are links to various reference materials as a supplement to the material discussed in this episode:

www.lp.org/platform/ – The 2018 Libertarian Party Platform including the Statement of Principles

www.lp.org/platform/ – Reference article on the history of the Statement of Principles

lpedia.org/Document:1974_National_Platform – 1974 Libertarian Party Platform

libertarianism.wikia.com/wiki/Liberta…_Bylaws_1972 – 1972 Libertarian Party Constitution and Bylaws

lpedia.org/Document:National_B…nvention_Rules_2016 – 2016 Libertarian Party Bylaws and Convention Rules

www.lp.org/wp-content/uploads/…w_2016_JC_Rules.pdf – 2018 Libertarian Party Bylaws and Convention Rules

Full videos of the 2018 Libertarian Party Convention (the 7/8 Statement of Principles vote took place on the first day)
*www.youtube.com/watch?v=9G2iZl4gEFg&t=18163s
*www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgLaLP3yV10&t=11s
*www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5BOEDjFZ5E

lpedia.org/Document:Memoir_201…ement_of_Principles – Memoir of D. Frank Robinson

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  • What role (if any) should the gov’t play in the continued funding of cutting-edge scientific research? According to the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and  Development), approximately 10% of all R&D conducted globally is directly funded by governments, with approximately 60% done by private industry and 20% by educational institutions. Granted, this number probably doesn’t take into account indirect gov’t funding through tax subsidies and incentives. That 10% goes towards projects on the cutting edge of science, such as NASAs various space ventures and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (funded through the governments of the member states). Proponents of big gov’t science, such as Neil Degrasse Tyson, have stated in the past that projects like these are unlikely to be privately funded due to their high risk, high cost, and lack of return on investment. Gov’t, claims Tyson, is required to make the initial step and take all the risk so that private firms can follow in its wake with a clear picture of the requirements of such endeavours. TAM 2011: Our Future in Space Would such high risk, high cost projects be possible without gov’t backing?

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  • It can be a challenge to keep up with all the taxes one needs to pay throughout the year, and than to deal with all the paperwork that needs to be filed can be frustrating. What would be a good way to simplify the Tax Code? Below is a list of some of the taxes that we the people need to pay, or at least we experience their effects at one time or another. -Medicare, Medicare, Social Security, Federal Inocme Tax, State tax, Local Tax, Corporate tax, Sales Tax, Property Tax, estate tax, alcohol tax, tobacco tax, gift tax, tariffs on imports and exports, etc. Would a simple flat or consumption tax do the trick?

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  • Venezuela has the highest violent crime rate in the world. Though it is not moral or justified, people choose violence over starvation when there are no alternatives. Of course, “we” libertarians all know that this situation was created by government/s coercion’s consequences, but so few among the greater population seem to recognize that. It seems like a similar fate faces the whole world.

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  • This is a question that libertarians and constitutional conservatives have different views and answers on. Some libertarians are anarchist and want no state to exist per Murray Rothbard. Others prefer a LIMITED govt that only provides certain services like police, courts & military per Ludwig Von Mises; or even don’t a very limited welfare state per F.A. Hayek or the Chicago School of Economics. This forum is to sort out how limited govt should be according to what libertarians and anarchists think.

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