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The Party of Principle
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Original Statement of Principles
By an extraordinary confluence of events, the Libertarian Party Historical Preservation Committee has come to be in possession of the original typed draft copy of the Statement of Principles as written by John Hospers. Originally, LPedia had housed a poor scan of this document from an unknown source and the location of the original had been unknown. This scan can be viewed below at the highest resolution that existed.
On August 4, 2017, Caryn Ann Harlos was randomly checking eBay for historical Libertarian Party items and saw that the original typed document was being offered for sale. Excitement ensued. Several known LP historical enthusiasts were bidding but it seemed at the last minute an unknown bidder snapped the item up at $430.00.
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