What happened ?! …
to the Constitution?… to the country?Let’s start by distinguishing force and power…real power attracts cooperation; it has little need for force. When a government can’t depend on allegiance and voluntary compliance it must force people to obey. The ‘social contract’ is threatened by authoritarian governments. “Government that governs least governs best”. Yet, government has grown to regulate most aspects of our lives by force. Laws steal choices . They prohibit and limit choices for some people and make you obey someone else’s choices. It’s like being told where to sit on the bus. Laws make you do things you would not want to do if you were free. Was it meant to be this way? What can be more valuable than choice? What do you have when you have no choice? Libertarians believe society is composed of individuals who interact with others voluntarily not coercively. Libertarian communities are cooperative not exploitative. Libertarians recognize the original insight of the Constituion has been steadily eroded to subordinate the individual to serve other individuals via government police powers. Libertarians seek to reduce the coersive nature of government and peacefully resist forced obedience.
Larry Sharpe’s strong showing in the November 2018 gubernatorial election won the Libertarian Party statewide ballot access. This is a significant accomplishment, as it reflects both the growing alienation of upstate voters by the downstate Democratic agenda, as well as growing frustration with a weak and disorganized state Republican Party. The Capital District Libertarian Party is part of the Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY) which is itself a part of the national Libertarian Party . LPNY is placing a high priority on forming county committees to take advantage of the momentum, support local Libertarian candidates, and increase the number of voters registered as Libertarians. The Capital District Libertarian Party seeks to encourage formation and support of county committees near the state Capital.
—Meetings: We meet at 6:30 PM the second Tuesday of every month. Our present location is Brown’s Brewing Company, 417 River Street, Troy, New York upstairs in the Tap Room. All who value liberty are welcome.