The Vermont Libertarian Party has taken the fight to protect political free speech to the U.S. Supreme Court, as one of the plaintiffs in the Supreme Court case, Randall v. Sorrell. The Court is hearing oral arguments in the case on Tuesday, February 28. The Vermont Libertarian Party is challenging a 1997 state campaign finance law that seeks to severely restrict spending by candidates and political parties, and limit private campaign contributions.
During the State of the State Address, Governor Douglas quoted Calvin Coolidge saying, “I want the people of America to be able to work less for the government and more for themselves. I want them to have the rewards of their own industry. That is the chief meaning of freedom.”
The Vermont Libertarian Party held their biannual reorganization meeting on Saturday, November 19 in Randolph.
For over thirty years the Libertarian Party has consistently warned of the potential abuses of the government’s power of eminent domain that allows government confiscation of private property for public use.
The Vermont Libertarian Party applauds the introduction of House Bill 139 that would lower the minimum age from 21 to 18 for the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages. The Party has long opposed the 21-year-old drinking age, because it neither works nor does it make sense.