Document:Colorado CLipBoard July 1991

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musiratea by a young stll<lent who,The results ought to be extremely pporJo CO'!!Pletin_g the survey, said encouraging to those who love that he already knew what the .results liberty: would be because he was de.(i[litely a Chart Region Number Percent liberal. His score of 100%on per­ of People sonal liberty and 90% on economic Libertarian 136 72% liberty placed him near the libertarian Centrist 37 19% apex of the chart, far from the liberal Conservative 10 5% comer. This led to a discussion of Liberal 4 2% why the liberal-conservative designa­ Authoritarian 3 2% tion for people's views is inadequate and misleading. He signed up for Total 190 100% more information. 100% libertarian 15 8% 90% or more libertarian 46 24% continued on page 8 80% or more libertarian 78 41% Median score: 70% to 80% libertarian Attention Denver area Libertarians: The Denver LP is planning outreach activities at two events in August: Taste of Colorado and the Bill of Rights exhibit. Call Ron Bain at 321-6780 if you can help!

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Greetings! I hope this message finds you refreshed from the "holiday." The 4th is probably one of a Libertarian's favorite holidays! Summer always makes us want to do more -perhaps it's the long days, or maybe the sunshine. But your state Board has indeed been trying to do more. Some of us are now petitioning for TABOR, or for election refonn. We had our first organizational meet­ing for Weld County, with a small, but interested, turnout. July 4th in Fort Collins was a great success, in tenns of exposure and education. And Mary Margaret now has several pages of new names to invite to the "Monday Night Party". There's been other good happenings, as well. But I would like to make you aware of a very serious problem your Board is encountering. You guessed it -money. J'.ll be blunt: the Board has had to subsidize the party quite heavily lately, to the tune of hundreds of dollars. I personally covered the cost of meeting facilities, advertising, and personal invitations to the Greeley meeting. Most of the Board members cover the postage and phone bills when done from their residences. My monetary outlay has been small compared to the other board members, ,especially David and oe Without use af their nermnal funds, we would not have the CLiP-· board as we know it, there would have been no T-shirts to sell at the People's Fair, nor money to run an information booth, and we wouldn't be able to pay the postage on our information packets. What's my point, you ask? It's this: if you didn't have a board that could financially contribute, your state party would be close to dissolving. Does this mean you should choose board members based on their finan­cial capabilities? What a hideous way to choose directors. What this means, in fact, is that we need your help. Few of you reading this are dues­paying members. That would be a start. Regular contributions are even better -even just $5 or $10 a month could transform this party into a much more effective organization. And now we have automatic with­drawal capability to make giving easy! But really, people, the board cannot subsidize party functions any longer. Yes, the board is actively fundraising in some way all the time. And I have a special event cooking for the Bill of Rights Bicentennial Celeb­ration, specifically to relieve the debt incurred from the Romer lawsuit. But the backbone of any political organization is regular contributots. I work for a living, too -I have two

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Let the Public Know about C-SPAN Coverage! The National Convention will be advert­ised throughout Colorado beginning in early August thanks to the efforts of Richard Combs, Jim Glennie, David Bryant, and David Aitken. Ninety (90) newspapers will carry the classified ad printed below for two weeks ($200 per week). If you'd like to see this ad run for all 4 weeks in August, please send your generous contribution to David Aitken, 1240 Ogden #4, Denver, Co 80218 immediately. Mr. Aitken can be reached at 303-831-4334. Watch democracy in action as ordinary Americans work to protect their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness on CSPAN cable TV, Aug 29 thru Sep 1, 1991. Call 1-800-682-1776 for info today.

RAISE YOUR CIDLDREN IN FREEDOM: EDUCATE THEM AT HOME by Olivia C. Loria Schools began in this country as rural one room schools, often religious and always private. Around the 1850's, com­pulsory education was established. The main reason for this was that factory owners needed factory workers who could tell time, count, read a little, and I follow directions. We have continued with this factory model of education into education families is the increase in family bonding. Many families affinn that they really do like each other and enjoy being with each other. They feel that home education has strengthened their family unit. The home education curriculum can be very individualized and include in depth study at any age. Families firld that the student can cover more studies while at

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The CLiPboard is a monthly publication of the Colorado Libertarian Party. Joseph W. Dehn Ill, Editor Subscription price is $6, or included in membership dues. Advertising rates: column inch (2.4" wide) $5 1/4page $75 1(2 page $125 full page $200 business card (2" x 3.5") $15 Opinions expressed in the CLiPboard are not necessarily official positions of the Libertarian Party. Copyright © 1991 Colorado Libertarian Party. Unless otherwise noted, permission is granted to reprint provided credit is given to the original author and to the CLiPboard. General deadline for next issue: 27 July; calendar/directory updates by 3 August. Send all correspondence to: CLiPboard Editor, Colorado Libertarian Party, 720 E. 18th, #309, Denver, CO 80203. me oacKoone of any political organization is regular contributdrs. I1' worlc for a living, too -I have two jobs just to make ends meet, so I know money is tight. But if you want to be around for a while, you'll need to help. How about $10 a month? That's less than a 6-pack a week. That's less than a trip to Burger King with the family. And that's much, much less than the cost of a new car. What a deal! Thanks for tolerating my ranting. Remember, I'm in there with ya. Yours in Liberty,


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could tell time, count, read a little, and follow directions. We have continued with this factory model of education into our present time. With the establishment of compulsory education, parents gave over to the State the responsibility to educate their child­ren. Now, many parents want to take that responsibility back and home educate. Our educational freedom is guaranteed under the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It is our inalienable right to educate our children, not a privilege given us by the State. The Home Education Movement has grown over the last ten years in leaps and bounds. We now estimate that there are 30,000 home educated children in the state of Colorado and 1,500,000 home educated children in the United States. Many families who home educate are finding that they thoroughly enjoy raising their children in freedom. They love the flexibility which is available to their family life. No longer do they need to center their family life around the schedule of the institution of school. They can live life on a daily basis the way that best suits them. Vacation times can be anytime of the year that they wish, not just during crowded school vacation times. Another benefit most often cited by home very individualized and include in depth study at any age. Families fidd that the student can cover more studies while at home because time is not wasted in lining up or classroom management. Travel, apprenticeships, mentorships, community service, or a real job or

business can be part of what a home educated student does. Home educated families note that the child's social skills increase because they are relating to people of all ages rather than a classroom full of children their own age. Best of all, families are finding that their children are further developing as think­ing individuals who are taking responsi­bility for their own education rather than automatons who are comfortable only with following directions. Home edu­cators tend to be a group of independent individualists, so this is a real bonus. If you have not already done so, you might consider educating your children at home in freedom. Olivia C. Loria is the Director of Pinewood School which provides indivi­ dualized curricula to home educators and helps parents to educate their children at home with a variety of services. She has been involved in alternative education for the last twenty-two years. She will be speaking at the August meeting of the Jefferson Cowity Libertarians.



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The Colorado Union of Taxpayers held its annual convention Saturday, 29 June. The program included election of officers for the coming year-Ray Walton was re-elected President -and a number of speakers including initiative sponsor Doug Bruce (shown above), Bumper Hornberger, Fred Holden, and State Sen. Jim Roberts. Lunch and late afternoon discussion groups provided an opportunity for attendees to network with members of other groups working on limiting taxes and government power.

'We, tfie mem6ers of tfie Lioertarum Party, dia1lentfe tfie cult of tfie omnipotent state am{ defena tfie rifJlit.s of tfie inaiviaua£. 'We fwft! tliat al! inairJiaual.r fuwe tfie ri/Jfit to e,cercise sok tfomm.icn wer tlitir own U'fleS, am{ fiave tlit ri/jfit to ave in wfiatever mamur tliey clioose, so forlfJ as tliey ao not forcialtj interfere witfi tfie equal ri/Jfit ofotfiers to {ive in wfiatever manner tliey clioose. (jwemment.s tfirOU9fiout fiistory liave rtf!Ularfy opemtetf on tfie opposite principle, tliat tfie State fias tfie ri/Jfit to aispose of tlit fives of inaiviauals amf tfie ftuit.s of tlieir fafx,,., 'Even witliin tfie 'llnitetf State.5, al!pofitical parties otlitr tlian our own grant to gOr1WU11ent tfie ri/Jfit to rtf!Ulate tlit Uf/f.f of inaiviauals ana seiu tfie fruits of tlieir faDor witliout tlieir cansent.

Freedom School in Colorado Kevin and Patricia Cullinane will be conducting their Freedom School in Colorado this fall. Freedom School is "an intensive, forty-hour seminar desig­ned to vigorously exercise one's inherent ability to think reflectively". Discussion includes such topics as human nature and motivation, economic history, the nature of the state, and what one can do about personal and family prosperity and survi­val. The Freedom School will be held on the weekends of 27-29 September and 4-6 October, at Dave Schumacher's home in Denver. The fee is $150, which includes books. A $75 deposit is required at the time of registration. Registration is limited -only about ten spots were left as of press time. If you are interested in participating, or for a more complete description of the course, call Mary Margaret at 303-484-8184.

Hemp Rally at the Capitol The Rocky Mountain H.E.M.P. Network will sponsor a Summer '91 Hemp Awareness Rally on the west steps of the state capitol in Denver on Saturday July 27, from noon to 4pm. Speakers will include; Paul Danish, col­umnist for the Colorado Daily; Agua Das of the Biomass Energy Foundation; and Mike Trimble who will speak about medicinal uses.

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LIBERTY TRIUMPHANT Libertarian Presidential Nominating Convention August 29 -September 1 Chicago Marriott Hotel Live C-SPAN Coverage • Mark Skousen • Platform Debate • Karl Hess • The Second City Touring Company Joseph Sobran • Presidential Nomination • Jack Herer Natcom Elections • Richard Dennis • Banquet and Dance

tlie rigft.t to aispose of tlie ll= of ituliritJimls aiul ilie frults <if ilieir Ta6or. 'Even. 'Ulitliin tlie 'llniid State.s, a£! poutical partie.s otlier tlian our own. prmt to 11=mmt tlie rigft.t to reuufate tlie u'l/tS of imfiflilfuafs mu! seiu tlie fruits of tlieir fa6or 'Ulitli.out tlieir consent. 'We, on tlie contrary, tfeny tlie rigft.t of any 9011tmment to tic tliese tliittgs, mu! liofa tliat wliere 9011emments ajst, tliey must not 1lidate tlie rigft.ts of any inaiflilfua!: namef:y, (1) tlie rigft.t to {ife --accoraingf:t.J we support prolii6ition of tlie initiation of pft.ysica£ force Qf!ainst otliers; (2) tlie right to (if,erty ofspeecft. mu! attion --ac.confin/J{y we oppose a£! attempts 6y 9011eT11111mt to ahriagt. tlie frutlcm of speecft. mu! press, as we{[ as 901/ffll.tnmt cen.sorsft.ip in any fomr; mu! {3} tlie rigft.t to property •· accoraingf:t.J we oppose a£! 1101/emmetlt interference 'Ulitn priwte property, sucli as confiscation, nationali.eation, mu! eminent aomain, mu! support tlie prolii6ition of ro66ery, trespass, fraua, mu! misrepresentation. Since 9011emments, wft.en. institutea, must not violate indiwfua! rigft.ts, we oppose a£! interference 6y 901Jemment in tlie areas of wf:untary mu! contractual relations among imfiflilfuafs. Peopk sfi.oufa not 6e forcea to sacrifia tlieir aves mu! property for tlie 6mefit of otliers. '11iey sfioufa 6e (eft fru 6y 9011emment to Ila! 'Ulitli one anotfier as fru trtukrs; mu! tlie resultant economic system, tlie onf:t.J one compatwk 'Ulitn tlie protection ofinaiwfua! rig/its, is tlie fru ~t.

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Full Text of ELECTION REFORM Initiative

AN AMENDMENT TO THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION TO MODIFY STATE LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS; TO EXPAND THE ELECTED OFFICES

SUBJECT TO TERM LIMITATIONS; TO LIMIT COMPENSATION OF ELECTED OFFICIALS; TO PROVIDE AN INCOME TAX CREDIT FOR CONTRIBUTIONS BY INDIVIDUALS TO CERTAIN CAMPAIGN COMMITTEES; TO RESTRICT THE USE OF PUBLIC MONEYS AND RESOURCES FOR BALLOT ISSUE CAMPAIGNS; TO PROHIBIT CERTAIN ACTIVITIES BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES IN CONNECTION WITH BALLOT ISSUE CAMPAIGNS; AND TO CHANGE INITIATIVE, REFERENDUM, AND RECALL PROCESSES AND PETITION REQUIREMENTS. Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Colorado: Article VII, Section 2 Election Reform.

(1) General provisions. This section takes effect December 31, 1992 or as stated. Its preferred interpretation shall reasonably strengthen citizen control of govenunent the most All provisions are self-executing and severable and supersede conflicting state con­stitutional, state statutory, charter, or other state or local provisions. Individual, class action, or district enforcement suits may be filed within three years of a violation. Successful parties are allowed costs and reasonable attorney fees, but a defendant district is not unless a suit be ruled frivolous.

(2) Term definitions. Within this section:


(a) "Ballot issue" means any pending state or local referred measure or non-recall petition for which a ballot title has been initially set.

(b) "Compensation" means the district cost in salary, payroll fringe benefits, expense and travel accounts, and cash payments and reimbursements to an elected official.

(c) "District" means the state or any local government


representatives areas.

(4) Term limits. No elected official shall serve more than two consecutive terms in an office, counting from a term starting after November 2, 1992, unless district voters set a different limit, or no limit, in a preceding election. Serving one year or more of a term of office shall be considered a term of office for purposes of this subsection. Terms are con­secutive unless at least four years apart Terms of office of elected officials that begin after 1994 shall not exceed four years. This subsection excludes offices subject to prior constitutional term limits.

(5) Pay increases. Unless they were approved by voters, compensation increases adopted after 1988 shall end no later than a current term of office. Compensation levels adopted hereafter may exceed the 1988 level only by inflation after 1988 or by district voter approval. Compensation first begun, or changed by district voters, after 1988 shall use the last level and starting date. For a governing body, its combined compensation shall be used. Except by district voter appro­val hereafter, pensions for elected officials shall not include service after their current term, and any other form of compensation that is partly or fully exempt from state or federal income tax shall end in 1994.

(6) Campaign contributions. When first filing, new local, state, or federal campaign commit­tees may declare to the state or local election officer a commitment to accept or possess donations only from natural persons. An unmarried natural person, or married natural persons filing a joint federal income tax return, shall receive a state income tax credit for the lesser sum of $100 or his, her, or their total annual cash gifts to all such committees. For married natural persons filing separately, the upper limit is $50. This credit shall not transfer to other taxes, taxpayers, or tax years, or provide a refund that exceeds tax liability. It shall be printed on all 1993 and later income tax returns and the general assembly shall adjust it every two years for inflation or more. No declarant committee shall d4ectly or indirectly assist or donate to another campajgJ} committee. Donations include cash.


$25, to support or oppose, or create or distribute information on, a ballot issue. No reorganization or name change shall avoid this mandatory suspension. (b) Except as provided herein, no elected official or district employee shall request, authorize, aid, or engage in the use of district­paid employee time, facilities, materials, cre­dit, or other resources with a total retail value over $25 to create or distribute literature or a report, even if now authorized by law, that directly or indirectly discusses a ballot issue. No elected official or district employee shall request, authorize, aid, or engage in any discussion of a ballot issue with, or distribu­tion of ballot issue literature to, any student through grade 12 while on school property during a period one hour before through one hour after school hours. District resources may otherwise be used: for .single replies, with no direct or indirect comment on a ballot issue, to requests for factual data on district operations; to administer the petition and election process with all required notices; to keep public records; for acts that may incidentally identify ballot issues in the usual course of district duties; and for campaign meetings if facilities are made equally avail­able to all sides.

(c) No elected official shall vote for a district resolution or statement commenting directly or indirectly on any ballot issue, nor use district funds to prepare or mail to consti­tuents in any 12 months more than 250 unsolicited pamphlets, surveys, or letters that refer to any political beliefs or actions or solicit any political support. Replies to consti­tuents are exempt

(d) Elected officials or district employees who knowingly violate (7)(b), (c), or (d) shall be personally liable, per person and per incident, to the district general fund and each opposing ballot issue campaign committee, and to each cumulatively, for $1000 plus any actual district cost Direct or indirect repayment or legal representation with district funds is also a violation. All penalties are mandatory and not subject to suspension. Obeying a super­visor or elected official is no defense.


with an exception, once a lawful referendum petition process on it has begun. State measures that may be subject to a referendum petition take effect no sooner than 91 days after final general assembly session adjourn­ment, and such local measures no sooner than 91 days after final publication. Filing a lawful referendum petition with the required number of signatures before the 91st day delays the effective date until the election or a final decision of petition insufficiency. Measures or parts of measures rejected by voters may be re-enacted in substance by that district only with voter approval. Re-enactment in sub­stance includes partial re-enactment. (c) Circulators or signers may cross out invalid entries, which do not taint valid ones. Listing a county is not required if a municipa­lity is listed. Entry of the year of signing is not required, nor is an apartment number, postal Zip code, compass direction, designa­tion such as street, avenue, or road, or color of ink. Electors registered at a postal box address may use that address. Common abbreviations and reproduction marks are allowed. First name similarity and other variances shall be liberally construed in favor of petitioners. Petition sections containing at least 25% of the minimum mnnber of signa­tures required may be stored in stages with the election officer witil filed. Absent a protest, entries or sections may be declared invalid only within 10 days after filing and only if invalid on their face, and unappealed findings become final 20 days after filing. With a protest, to be filed within 15 days after petition filing, entries or sections may be declared invalid only for reasons specified with particularity in a written protest as to them, and only at a public hearing limited to those reasons and governed by judicial rules of evidence and procedure. On all issues, protestors have the burden of proof and of production by clear and convincing evidence. The results of any mechanical reading of entries or, except as provided herein, of government research performed after a peti­tion filing are inadmissible. Amended protests are prohibi~ed. For 1good cause, a protest hearing officer or any district court shall appoint a substitute hearing officer. Findings mcome fax returns and Uie general assembly legal representanon with aismct runas 1S mo--goverrunenl researcli perlormeo alter a pell­travel accounts, and cash payments and shall adjust it every two years for inflation or a violation. All penalties are mandatory and reimbursements to an elected official. more. No declarant committee shall directly not subject to suspension. Obeying a super­ (c) "District" means the state or any local or indirectly assist or donate to another visor or elected official is no defense. governmenL ~ campaign committee. Donations include cash. (8) Petition protections. cash equivalents, loans of either, or substitute (d) "Elected official" means a state or local purchases, but not contributions in kind or (a) The right to petition peaceably on district­non-judicial officer elected, appointed, or services. The general assembly shall enact owned property in a place then open to thesucceeding to an elective office. civil and crimina,l laws to enforce and protect general public shall not be infringed. Initia­ (e) "Inflation" means the percentage change this campaign funding alternative. tive, referendum, and recall petition powers in the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics shall apply in all districts as to district (7) Election protections. Consumer Price Index for Denver-Boulder, all matters. Required signatures of registered items, all urban conswners, or its successor (a) For the next four years thereafter, no electors in a district for all initiative, refer­index. districts shall belong or give public money, endum, or statewide recall petitions shall directly or indirectly, to any Colorado organi­equal 5% of the nwnber of district votes cast (3) Reapportiorunent reforms. For all legisla­zation of governments that after 1991 directly for all candidates for secretary of state in the tive reapportionments after 1998, the senate or indirectly uses its name, or uses paid last election for that office, and 10% in an shall have 33 members and the house of employee time, facilities, materials, credit, or elected official's represented area for a local representatives 66 members. Each senate area other resources with a total retail value over recall petition. No elected official shall shall consist of two adjoining house of undergo more than one recall election per term, but districts shall provide no campaign reimbursement Petitions may be filed at any time up to 9 months after district delivery of petition sections. State initiative and refer­ DOES YOUR PC SUPPORT endum petitions may be filed at any time up to 3 months before the election. Qualified

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"Software Buying Tips" tion filing are inadmissible. Amended protests are prohibit~. For good cause, a protest hearing officer or any district court shall appoint a substitute hearing officer. Findings shall issue within 15 days after a protest filing. On appeal, to be filed at any time up to 5 days after findings issue, a district court shall promptly conduct a trial, by jury unless waived, under the same standards and limi­tations. The verdict may be appealed to the supreme court at any time up to 10 days after it is entered, and the appeal shall be decided within 20 days more. Unless lacking suffi­cient entries or sections valid on their face, or for gross fraud, a petition may be amended at any time up to 15 days after the final decision with corrections or new sections signed at any time, to which this process shall also apply. No third filing is permitted. Petitions remain on the ballot until this process is completed. (d) Changes in state petition law and pro­cedure enacted after 1988 without voter approval are hereby repealed. State laws repealed by those changes are restored to the extent they are consistent with this section. Except for laws adopted in 1993 to implement this section, future state or local petition law changes require voter approval. Unless pro­vided therein, past or future voter-approved initiatives may hereafter be amended, super­seded, or repealed by that district only with voter approval. The text of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights initiative was printed in the June issue. If you would be interested in helping circulate either petition, call Clyde Harkins aJ 303-869-6306. Pinewood School Brings Home Education to You (303) 838-4418 Olivia C . Loria Director

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It's time to make plans for the 1992 elections. In order to achieve our major goal of electing Libertarians to public office, we need a full slate of candidates. And three ingredients are essential if we intend to put Libertarian names on the next general election ballot: candidates, signatures, and money. The National LP will nominate a presidential candidate on Saturday, August 31. We need people to run for the other offices that will be up for grabs. If you are even remotely interested in running for office in 1992, please call the CLP office at 303-837-9393. We'll help you contact people who will build your campaign organization, get your name on the ballot, and win! Because the state doesn't yet recognize us a "political party", we must gather signatures on nominating petitions to put our candidates' names on the ballot. Our next big push to collect those signatures will commence in September -we need 5,000 valid signatures to obtain ballot status for the presidential nominee. Get involved now! Call your affiliate repre­sentative and indicate that you are willing to help with the petitioning process. Or call Keith Hamburger at 719-471-8880. Keith is co-ordinating the statewide peti­tioning effort.

The third essential ingredient in the recipe for electoral success is money. Hard work will get your name on the ballot, but you'll need cash to make the public aware of who you are. Even if you don't want to run and cai;i't circulate petitions, you can probably afford to send a few, bucks, t<:>-' the, CLPr If you're, a registered Libertarian who hasn't been Supreme Court Hears Heid Case The Colorado Supreme Court heard oral arguments 25 June 1991 in the CLP's case challenging the constitutionality of CRS 1-4-801(1)(i) as applied to LP candidates. The section, which as written applies to "independent" candidates, was used by the Secretary of State to keep the CLP's 1990 candidate for governor, Robin Heid, off the ballot because he was not registered with the state as a Libertarian. The Court is expected to rule on the case later this year.

Denver LP to Celebrate Bill of Rights Visit One of the original copies of the Bill of Rights is on tour around the country, and will arrive in Denver at the end of August. Denver Libertarians are planning to take advantage of this event to remind citizens that the Bill of Rights is under attack by partisans of both the "left" and the "right". Ifyou would like to help with

this project, call Ron Bain at 321-6780. Approximately 50 people, including new Libertarians and "old-timers", showed up at the Denver LP' s party at David Bryant's house July 6th.



Colorado Libertarian Directory Colorado Libertarian Party Local Contacts Other Organizations Headquarters 303-837-9393 Adams County Advocates for Self Government 720 E. 18th Ave., #309, Denver, CO 80203 Cindy Hanawalt 303-450-6930 Carole Ann Rand 800-932-1776 3955 Pleasantdale Road, Atlanta, GA 30340 12043 Ivanhoe Circle, Brighton, CO 80601 State Chair American Civil Liberties Union Arapahoe County Mary Callan 303-493-8627

James Joy 303-861-2258 966 Shire Court, Ft. Collins, CO 80526 Lexy Dillon 303-789-4323 815 E. 22nd, Denver, CO 80203 4460 S. Delaware, Englewood, CO 80110 Campaigns Director American Constitutional Law Foundation Boulder County Libertarian Party

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don't want to run and cm.ft crrculate petitions, you can probably afford to send a few bucks toxthe CLP~ ..If you're a registered Libertarian who hasn't been paying dues, please become a dues­paying member. Or join the monthly pledge program -just call the office and we'll set you up. Since last month, we've obtained the names of about sixty-five new prospects. Mary Margaret and her friends in Fort Collins got forty new names on the 4th of July. Another 16 people have called the office to request information. And eight or nine new people showed up at the party at my house. Thanks to all of you who are helping to broaden our membership base. Now if only all sixty­ five of those new people would join the party by sending in their dues ... Yours in Liberty,

David C. Bryant


Common Law Seminar Kevin Bloom of Boulder County and Thane Eichenauer of Jefferson County have arranged for Jeff Michener of the Constitutional Rights Study Group to conduct a seminar on the Common Law, Wednesday, 7 August, in Boulder. The seminar will be held from 7pm to 10pm in the assembly hall of the Rocky Mountain Peace Center, 1520 Euclid Street, and is free to all who want to attend. Some of the subjects will include taxes, "what to do if you're stopped by the police", and "why bother to get a marriage license". For more information, contact Thane Eichenauer at 440-9825. va1t 1t,1a1~11;:; LJ11 '"'"' Ron Bain 303-321-6780 1450 Adams St., Denver, qo .80206 Communications Director Joe Dehn 303-972-8094 PO Box 621015, Littleton, CO 80162 Finance Director Rob Herzfeld 719-632-9339 518 Yucca Or, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Membership Director David Bryant 303-7 44-6577 520 S. Corona St., Denver, CO 80209 National Libertartan Party Headquarters 202-543-1988 1528 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Wash., DC 20003 National Chair Dave Walter 215-363-8900 1505 Cotswald Ct., West Chester.PA 19382 LNC Regional Representative Karen Allard 206-759-1838 6901 Narrows Lane N., Tacoma, WA 98407 Presidential Nominating Convention Sue Walton 708-475-0391 PO Box 0848, Chicago, IL 60690

Presidential campaigns Andre Marrou HQ 702-431-3848 4750 E. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89104 Marrou Campaign in Colorado: Honorary Chair Dave Schumacher 303-759-8169 State Coordinator Mary Margaret Glennie 303-484-8184 Boulder Kevin Edwards 303-440-6006 Colorado Springs Dave Schrader 719-260-2782 Denver David Aitken 303-831-4334 Ft. Collins Mary Callan 303-493-8627 Mesa County Kim Benham 303-858-9635

Dick Boddie HQ 714-968-3973 PO Box 2706, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Boulder County Libertarian Party Kevin Bloom 303-440-9825 2340 South St.,#201, Boulder, CO 80302 Denver Libertarian Party Ron Bain 303-321-6780 1450 Adams St., Denver, CO 80206 Denver LP Secretary T. J. Scranton 303-759-1603 Douglas County Rick Shaw PO Box 1141, Parker, CO 80134 El Paso County Libertarian Party Keith Hamburger 719-4 71-8880 627 Skyline Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905 Freedom Now (Ft. Collins) Mary Margaret Glennie303-484-8184 1317 Lakewood Drive, Ft. Collins, CO 80521 Fremont County Phil Freytag 719-275-1528 712 Macon Avenue, Canon City, C081212 Jefferson County Libertarian Party Thane Eichenauer 303-233-8037 1305 Estes St.,#21,Lakewood, CO 80215 Arvada Jerry Hatch 303-421-3675 Golden Halina Topa 303-850-9158 South JeffCo Darrell Pettijohn 303-979-9252 Mesa County Liberty Kim Benham 303-858-9635 203 Heritage Ct., Fruita, CO 81521 Routt County Robert Jahelka 303-879-4127 PO Box 881987, Steamboat Sprgs, CO 80488 Teller County Michael DeNoto Jr. 719-689-2348 10239 County Road 11, Florissant, CO 80816 New Member Info 800-682-1776

American Constitutional iaw Foundation Bill Orr 303-744-6449 601 S. Broadway, #U, Denver, CO 80209 Colorado Taxpayer Action Alert Fred Holden 303-421-7619 PO Box 1900, Arvada, CO 80001 Colorado Union of Taxpayers Ray Walton 303-722-4388 PO Box 28050, St.16, Lakewood, CO 80228 Constitutional Rights Study Group Jeffery Michener 303-232-7753 25 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood, CO 80226 Firearms Coalition of Colorado Jay Peck 303-369-4867 PO Box 1454, Englewood, CO 80150 First Amendment Congress Diane Dvorin 303-820-5688 1445 Market St.,#320, Denver, CO 80202 Future of Freedom Foundation Bumper Hornberger 303-777-3588 PO Box 9752, Denver, CO 80209 Fully Informed Jury Alliance Jim Glennie 303-223-2612 111 E Drake Rd,#7048, Ft. Collins, CO 80525 Independence Institute Dwight Filley 303-279-6536 14142 Denver W Pky,#101,Golden, CO 80401 International Society for Individual Liberty Vince Miller 415-864-0952 1800 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94102 National Health Federation -Colorado Kathleen Hanlon 303-232-7753 1090 S. Wadsworth,#F, Lakewood, CO 80226 No More Drug War Foundation Robin Heid 303-320-1910 PO Box 18780, Denver, CO 80218 Rocky Mountain Hemp Network Connie Barr-Rowe 303-239-641 O PO Box 150804, Lakewood, CO 80215 TABOR Committee Clyde Harkins 303-869-6306 PO Box 1900, Arvada, CO 80001 Page 6 CliPboard July 1991


"' Women in Libertarianism Conference a Success

CLP State Chair Mary Callan speaks during the get acquainted" session; others, from left: Ron Bain, Janet Parkes, Natalie Dehn, Rachel Lloyd, Francine Lloyd. Conference Attracts Enthusiastic Participation by Tonie Nathan and were given the opportunity to res­pond to the women. Joe Dehn, editor of Of the many conferences available to the CLiPboard, said that while he was libertarians, Women in Libertarianism, happy to cooperate with any gathering ofheld in Fort Collins (June 21-23), was libertarians, he didn't think it was parti­one of the best, according to many cularly "useful" to make generalizations attendees. It was so good, in fact, that about men or women since life requires several of the women attending want to that people deal with each other on an do something similar at the national individual basis. Lloyd Stark of Oregon

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On these pages, comments by participants in the June 1991 "Women in Libertarianism" conference in Ft. Collins. LeRoy Lloyd:

The Libertarian Women's Conference held in Fort Collins, Colorado, Mary Margaret's bastion of Libertarianism, was a most enjoyable experience. My wife hinted that it might be nice if I attended with her, after all I needed a vacation. The appealing idea of seeing the Rockies again won out However, the real majes­tic. heights were in the conference. My first thoughts were for self protection against male bashing, but I really found that these were libertarian women in truth and did not believe in violence. They displayed sensitivity toward each other and the men who attended. I find it difficult to elevate any single speaker above the rest, each in her own way was eloquent Barbara Branden proved to be a lightning rod for ideas, but Jan Prince sounded the common thread of the meeting with the King Arthur and the Black Knight Tale" -"All that " • II X Bumper Hornberger: The Women in Libertarianism conference reminded us of the vitally important role which women play in advancing liber­tarianism. Mary Margaret's dedication to liberty -and her great organizing skills ­and the participation of women from all across the country -continue the legacy of liberty begun by Ayn Rand, Isabel Paterson, and Rose Wilder Lane. Great job!

Patricia Cullinane: More than 50 attendees from 15 states recently shared and deepened ideas for increasing women's influence upon society during Mary Margaret's well­conceived, well-executed, Women in Libertarianism conference in Fort Collins. Freedom-oriented methodologies from a talented array of speakers were evaluated d11rina the formal oresentotiooe several of the women attending want to do something similar at the national Presidential Nominating Convention in Chicago this end of August Whether space and time can be arranged at this late date is unknown, but plans are in the works. (For more information, check with Mary Margaret at 303-484-8184.) Among the high spots of the conference were Jan Prince, who illustrated how fear of the future encourages people to accept state authority (because it will take care of them); Joan Kennedy Taylor's documentation of abortions forced on unwilling mothers; many helpful hints on rearing libertarian children by Mary Gingell and others; and Patricia Cullinane's account of the formation of her very successful private school. During Cullinane' s presentation, she revealed details of her family's own personal harrassment by the state in connection with their harboring of a mother and three children who were in hiding from an abusive father. Cullinane recounted the horror of waking up to the sound of helicopters, loud voices, and being confronted with weapons as the FBI invaded their home and seized the children. The same occurrence was repeated by the IRS which pounced on them later. Barbara Branden's presence throughout the conference helped put various topics in perspective and provoked new thought on many topics. Norma Jean Almodovar's description of surviving life in prison was both enter­taining and informative. Her book, "From Cop to Call Girl", is due out soon. Why there are not more women in the libertarian movement was a major ques­tion which arose time and time again throughout the conference but evoked no final answer. Some 18 men attended the conference that people deal with each other on an individual basis. Lloyd Stark of Oregon said he felt a "sense of real celebration" and that the conference helped "us define ourselves as people". Joe Hutchinson of Colorado said at other meetings of feminists he had attended he had experienced hostility and felt "like meat on a spit" but this conference was "positive". He said the women present had their act together. Andre Marrou, who seeks the LP pre­sidential nomination, was present throughout the conference and, while refusing to discuss politics ('Tm here to listen and learn"), he participated in the men's final summary. He said the biggest mistake women make is to assume men have no emotions. He also urged more women to run for office. of the meeting with the King Arthur and the Black Knight Tale" -"All that women want is sovereignty". Isn't that what each of us desires regardless of gender? Though the schedule was busy, it did allow for time to make new friends and have the typical conversations that always occur when Libertarians gather. The exhilarating evening at the Mis­hawaka Inn, along the Poudre River, was just such an example. The river nearly over flowed with ideas and comments about liberty. Again this happened on Sunday evening, when the diehard atten­dees were invited to Mary Margaret's home, which can best be described as a scene from a Robert Heinlein novel where clandestine meetings occurred plotting FREEDOM NOW!

Jan Prince moderates the panel of "Friends and Mates of Libertarian Men"; seated, from left: Vicki Kirkland, Karen Allard, Mary Gingell, Patricia Cullinane. Collins. Freedom-oriented meiliodologxes from a talented array of speakers were evaluated during the formal presentations and informal get-togethers. More ideas and more people than any one of us presently knows are at work within the libertarian revolution. It became apparent that, if women are to be the "light-bearers" for this dynamic philosophy, we have an imperative need to network and to deepen our understand­ing of the historic principles (i.e., natural laws of human nature) which form the basis of genuine freedom. Meeting with others, who like myself have been in the movement even before it became organized politically, was fun; it was particularly interesting and enjoy­able to participate in the exchange bet­ween us "old-guard" and the fine­thinking young women who are going to be carrying this dynamic movement well into the 21st Century. Bravo for the women! (And for the gentlemen brave enough to attend!!) Let's hear it for Mary Margaret, and let's work to make it happen again, when and wherever we can. CONFERENCE TAPES AVAILABLE

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From: marlab@mlcrosoft.com Date: Mon Jun 2413:58:10 PDT 1991 Some great ideas were generated over the course of this weekend in Fort Collins... but work calls. I will try to post something by Wednesday, and hope that other Libernetters present, such as Mr. Dehn, will do the same. Marla Bottemiller From: Joe.Dehn@f418.n104.z1.fldonet.org Date: 26 Jun 9114:32:22 Well, I don't know about "great ideas", but I think it was a reasonably enjoyable conference. As I said at the meeting, I am all for anything that gives libertarians a chance to talk to each other about whatever concerns them, and I was happy that for once everyone was comin9 to somewhere close to where I live so that I didn't have to do the travelling! On the other hand, if it was supposed to address any real questions about "women in libertarianism", I personally found it somewhat of a disappointment. But first an incomplete review of some of the highlights of the program: Probably the most entertaining talk was the one by Norma Jean Almodovar on "surviving pri­son". (She did not talk about the story behind her imprisonment -she assumed that most people knew that already, and had a tape of the _60 Minutes_ segment available for those who didn't). The talk was organized around two lists -the "advantages" and disadvantages of being in prison, with lots of humorous anec­dotes.

Another interesting feature of the meeting was a "get acquainted" session (actually ended up being a bunch of separate sessions because there wasn't time all at once) in which all non-speaker attendees were invited (well, more than invited, but not coerced) to introduce themselves. I have seen similar kinds of things tried at other conferences, but not done quite as thoroughly as in this case. Probably only works in a relatively small meeting (attendance was on the order of 50). Perhaps most disappointing were the two panels which could best have addressed the "problem" of women and libertarianism (assum­ing there is one). One was called "Friends and Mates of Libertarian Men", which I expected would feature friends and mates who were not themselves libertarians, to give us an "out­sider's" (but in other ways insider's) perspec­tive. Or at least that some of the panelists would be in that category. But all four panelists were libertarians (three were LNC members!). Similarly, I expected the panel on "Non Liber­tarian Women" to feature _complete_ out­siders; there turned out to be only one panelist, who while not a self-proclaimed libertarian is pretty close, and is also the mate of a libertarian man. I understand that getting the people I would have preferred to hear from may have been difficult to arrange, and this is not meant so much as a complaint as advice for anyone planning on putting on a similar con­ference in the future -if you want to address that kind of issue, put some extra planning into recruiting those kinds of speakers. Oh yes, there were a few "vendor tables. Most elaborate were "Libertarians for Life" and a magazine called "SALON: A Journal of Aesthe­tics" (a libertarian oriented arts magazinepublished in Ft. Collins). Andre Marrou had a few brochures and buttons on a table, and various other people put out piles of various other literature informally. As for how well the overall topic was addressed, I think it depends on one's opinion about what the topic was, whether there is a "problem" relating to women and libertarianism, and why one goes to conferences. Personally, I didn't find much new relating to the topic ­there were some interesting new things that had nothing to do specifically with women (I'd say most of the formal talks were in this category, actually), and there were a bunch of things discussed about women (or their rela­tionships with men) but they didn't seem to have much to do with libertarianism. There were only a few thinQS that related directly to women _as_ libertanans, but none of them struck me as particularly new. I'm sure other attendees found other things of value. There were probably a few women who felt it a good opportunity to get some public speaking expenence talking to a relatively sympathetic audience, although the majority were experienced speakers (of the ones I personally know this is the .case, and the others certainly gave that impr~sion); this was not an And of course for everyone it was what all conferences are -a chance to get together with others with similar interests, see old friends, make new friends (and perhaps a few enemies?), "network" people involved in vari­ous activities, etc.

A directory of attendees is being prepared to facilitate future communication, and someone was taping (audio) all or most of it and will be making copies available. (I can get the address if anyone is interested.) From: marlab@mlcrosoft.com Date: Sun Jun 30 21 :08:31 PDT 1991 With compliments to Mary Margaret Glennie's foresight to present an up-to-the-minute over­view of women involved libertarianism: I only have about five things to add to the comments previously made by Joe Dehn. The best speech, to me, was given by Toni Black. It was very inspirational, giving us some facts and figures as to why Libertarian women are fruly "extraordinary." She should have been the first speaker, in my opinion, and would have There was a small-but-strong portion of the audience very interested in issues of concern to mothers. As one women introduced herself, she was a fulltime mother (not a homemaker, housewife or mom). Parenting issues, as addressed in the speech by Mary Gingell, or in the speech by Patricia Cullinane, such as schooling and its alternative forms, provided one strand of thought which flowed through the whole conference.

Jan Prince lJave a very thoughtful talk on fear and how it limits women. She started off with a very positive fable, where women were win­ners, and helped empower our thinking. Finally, seeing the Lloyd family from Ohio; meeting Lexy Dillon, a new and wonderful, vibrant friend from Denver; talking with the Dehns and two great men from Colorado; these sorts of encounters with Libertarians was the "protein" and the fellowship of the event. Like Joe says, getting libertarians together and talking is great news -and nourishing. I can't wait Iii the next time -and I hope next time, as we expand and progress, women with opposing or alternative views will be invited to discuss/argue with us. So convinced that liber­. ou i c ct would sa the

Toni Black says Libertarian women are extraordinary; at right, Region 1 LNG Rep. Karen Allard. Joan Kennedy Taylor talked about the indivi­dualist tradition in feminism (in the _old days). Karen Allard gave a talk titled "Developing a Thick Skin" based on her recent expenences with certain libertarian activists -I suspect that different people got rather different things out of that one depending on whether they knew who she was talking about! A couple of the talks related to education: Mary Gingell on "Thoughts on Raising Libertarian Children" and Patricia Cullinane on "Touch Tomorrow: Teach the Children" in which she discussed both educational philosophy and her personal experiences in establishing and run­ning various schools. Other main speakers: Jan Prince on "Fear. and How It Imprisons Us"; our own marlab@m1cro­soft.com on "Party Building and Growth as It Affects Women", Toni Black on "We Are Extraordinary" (about the W(!men currentlr. active in the LP and the libertanan movement , Pat Hartman on "Preaching to the Converted", and Tonie Nathan on "Libertarian Women and Leadership". Kind of a "lowlight" as far as I was concerned was the talk by Barbara Brand~n. This _was effectively the keynote speech (Friday evenm9), and I'm not sure quite what her overall point was supposed to be. She of cou~ had comments about Ayn Rand, but mostly 1t was about how men and women do/should treat each other. The trouble with this was that althoui;ih she said all kinds ~f reasonable­sounding things, she kept refernng to men and women as groups, giving a bizarre collectivist tone to what she was saying. And she keJ:!t saying "we" in reference to women (and 1t seemed clear she was addressing the women in the audience), as in "we should understand men's feelings better (not necessarily an.exact quote, just an example of _the sort o~ thfng). I found this kind of offensive, but d1dn t say anything out lo~d. Natalie (my W!fe) couldn't take it, and got into an argume(!t wit~ her, ~fter which she (Branden) started inserting things like "this is only a generalization of course" into her sentences. But she still said "we". I kept thinking to myself: This person is somehow supposed to be the vicar of the author of _Anthem_?. were experienced speakers (of the ones I personally know this is the case, and the others certainly gave that impression); this was not an event that attracted a big sample of oppressed/ repressed libertarian women who we. have never had a chance to hear from previously. There was one libertarian man who was there specifically (and announced publicly) for !he purpose of increasing his chan?9S of finding libertarian women (not necessanly at the con­ference so much as by trying to get more women into the movement so he could . meet them later); I don't know if he found anything to help him toward his goal. factp and figures as to why Libertarian women are iruly "extraordinary." Sfte should have been the first speaker, in my opinion, and would have set a wonderful tone for the whole event. The speech I'd most like a copy of is the one presented by Joan Ken(!edy. Taylor .. ~e showed how rediscovering md1v1dua fem1~1s~ was unpopular in the 60'.s, but. how now 1t 1s becoming more popular with mainstream trends and how women must safeguard .some prot~c­tions given them as women while expanding their knowledge of the world around them. The a & A which followed had the weekend's best questions, too. opp~sing or alternative views "!ill.be invi~d to discuss/argue with us. So convinced that liber­tarian thought is correct, I would say the chance to change minds exis~ during encoun­ters like this. And, after all, 1f you are really committed to the work and purpose of the movement, slight upsets are not going to rf!ake you change your mind or your promised commitments. Personality differences and oth~r issues have to be set aside. They were m Colorado and will be in the future, I'm sure. Marla Bottemiller

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