Libertarian Party of McLennan County Q3 Business Meeting 2019

The Libertarian Party of McLennan County will be holding its third quarterly business meeting at Uncle Dan’s BBQ on Lake Air Dr. starting at 6:30 pm on Monday, August 5, 2019.

This meeting is open to the general public and is family friendly, however you must be a resident of McLennan County and have an oath of affirmation on file with the county party in order to be a voting member. Please arrive a few minutes early.

The meeting will take about an hour, with some time afterwards for general discussion.

Please let us know through our Facebook event page that you’ll be coming!

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Libertarians outraged at inhumane immigrant detention center conditions

Recent reports coming from U.S. detention facilities at the border allege that immigrants currently waiting for their requests to be processed are being severely mistreated.

Not only are there a lack of resources to handle this situation, but there are also reports of mistreatment which include denying both children and adults basic essentials such as soap and toothpaste, showers, and that they are being forced to drink out of toilets.

Additionally, there are reports of unprofessional behavior by border patrol officers at these facilities which include psychological mistreatment such as waking detainees at random hours for no purpose.

Libertarians in McLennan County are outraged at these reports of such inhumane and loathsome treatment and we are pleased to hear that some Congressional representatives are looking into this.

When our government detains someone for any reason, that person should be treated humanely. This is equally true for citizens and non-citizens. Our country is a global leader. We must set the bar for human rights and fair treatment of all people.

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McLennan County Elections Department Treats Libertarian Party Equitably

The Libertarian Party of McLennan County is pleased to announce that the McLennan County Elections department has added links for the Libertarian Party’s county, state, and national websites to their web page alongside the Republican and Democratic Party’s links.

Previously, the Libertarian Party was not represented on the website. After reaching out to the Elections department concerning this issue, the matter was quickly resolved.

“A big thank you goes out to McLennan County for taking this step in treating our county’s political parties equitably. The Elections department’s response was swift and friendly,” states Stephen Carter, who serves as Secretary for the Libertarian Party of McLennan County.

The website in question can be found here: http://www.co.mclennan.tx.us/344/Election-Links

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Senator Brian Birdwell Insults Veterans During Medical Marijuana Debate (Video)

Senator Brian Birdwell, who represents McLennan County in the Texas Senate, spent nearly 25 minutes this session handwringing over marijuana legalization and accusing veterans of using their scars to essentially manipulate legislators on the issue of medical marijuana.

His comments came during floor debate over HB 3703, which would expand the number of patients who qualify for access to the Texas Compassionate Use Program, through which patients can purchase CBD oil from a state dispensary.

The bill ultimately left veterans behind, but passed through the Senate and will soon await Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature.

Video of Senator Birdwell’s statements can be viewed here.

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Libertarian Party of McLennan County Q2 Business Meeting

The Libertarian Party of McLennan County will be holding its second quarterly business meeting at Uncle Dan’s BBQ on Lake Air Dr. starting at 6:30 pm on Monday, June 3.

This meeting is open to the general public and is family friendly, however you must have an oath of affirmation on file with the county party in order to be a voting member.

Please let us know through our Facebook event page that you’ll be coming!

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Efforts to increase ballot access requirements defeated in Texas House

Republican Representative Mayes Middleton from Wallisville, Tx - House District 23

Republican Representative Mayes Middleton from Wallisville, Tx – House District 23

HB 4416, which would increase the ballot access requirements for the Libertarian Party of Texas, has effectively been defeated in the Texas House of Representatives. Continue reading

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Legislation in Texas House would reduce ballot choices for Texans

Lawmakers in Austin are set to consider legislation this week which would increase the requirements that parties must reach in order to maintain ballot access in Texas. Continue reading

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Libertarian Party Secretary Speaks to KWKT Regarding Marijuana Laws

Stephen Carter, Secretary for the Libertarian Party of McLennan County

Stephen Carter, Secretary for the Libertarian Party of McLennan County

Libertarian Party of McLennan County secretary Stephen Carter spoke with KWKT Fox 44 today regarding the Texas House of Representatives passing HB 63, which would decrease the penalty for possession of an ounce or less of marijuana. Continue reading

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Libertarian Party of McLennan County Supports Marijuana Penalty Reduction Bill Passed by Texas House of Representatives, Questions the Votes of Local Representatives

Republican Representatives Charles "Doc" Anderson (left) and Kyle Kacal (right) of districts 56 and 12 respectively. Photo credit Texas Tribune.

Republican Representatives Charles “Doc” Anderson (left) and Kyle Kacal (right) of districts 56 and 12 respectively. Photo credit Texas Tribune.

The Texas House of Representatives took up HB 63 this week, which decreases the penalty for marijuana possession. It passed by a vote of 98-43. The Libertarian Party of McLennan County supports the House’s actions in regards to this legislation. Continue reading

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First Quarter Business Meeting 2019

The Libertarian Party of McLennan County will hold its first quarter business meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019.

Items on the agenda include voting on a new party secretary, and general discussion on the party’s goals for 2019.

Location will be at Collin Street Bakery and the meeting will begin at 6:00 pm.

Location Address: 701 I-35, Bellmead, Tx 76705

This meeting is open to the public and is family friendly.

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