Monthly Archives: May 2013

The IRS harasses more than Tea Party groups…

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Libertarian activist and 2012 candidate Hardy Macia passed away May 13, 2013

Five days after releasing this video from his hospital bed Hardy Macia passed away from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. See this and understand their are reasons (at the very least) for medical marijuana and also for why those that are ill (again, at the very least) should be allowed to grow it at home since many are unable to afford purchasing it at a dispensary.

Libertarian Party: Don’t waste time investigating IRS, abolish it NOW along with income tax

News Release
May 17, 2013

Libertarian Party: Don’t waste time investigating IRS, abolish it NOW along with income tax

Return to 1992 spending level would allow balanced budget, end to income tax
The presidential administrations of Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and, now, Barack Obama have all been caught using the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to target political enemies.

As long as we have the IRS — and the income tax — we should expect more presidents to use their power to silence and intimidate free voices. No IRS investigation or firing of a few scapegoats will change that.

“We must abolish the IRS and end any need for a regulatory agency that snoops into people’s private lives,” said Libertarian Party Executive Director Carla Howell. “We must draw back total federal spending to the level of 1992, which is more than enough to fulfill the government’s constitutional duties to protect our life, liberty, and property. This will allow us to balance the budget immediately, end the federal income tax completely, and give back an average of more than $12,000 to every family in America.”

“We don’t need an income tax, and we certainly don’t need the IRS,” Howell said.

The Libertarian Party is the only political party in America calling for both dismantling the IRS altogether and dramatically and immediately downsizing Big Government.

“The Libertarian Party is running candidates to dramatically downsize the federal government,” Howell said. “We can cut federal spending by 50 percent, or even 90 percent, and Americans will be better for it. We can end the personal income tax, the corporate income tax, the death tax, and all federal payroll taxes. There will be no need for the IRS, nor any substitute agency.”

“Ending the income tax, abolishing the IRS, and cutting federal spending to the level of 1992 means no more deficit spending,” Howell said. “This will stop inflation and stabilize prices. Even more importantly, it will transfer wealth out of the wasteful, dysfunctional and destructive government sector and into the productive private sector, resulting in a bounty of new jobs and prosperity for Americans.”

“We will make living in America and doing business in America much better,” Howell said. “Individuals, businesses, and political organizations will all be safe from government interrogation and free to express their political views. It will dramatically increase the wealth of the private sector and inspire hundreds of billions of dollars in investment in small businesses and American jobs.”

Another benefit of abolishing the IRS is that it would become far more difficult to fund massive interventionist military presence and warfare around the globe.

“It will also require our massive military budgets to go down, which currently encourage overseas meddling and war,” Howell said. “We get rid of the IRS, we get rid of the income tax, we dramatically downsize federal spending and taxation, and America and the world will be better for it.”


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Libertarian Party of Nebraska Supports Nebraska Midwives (LB 428)


Libertarian Party of Nebraska Supports Nebraska Midwives

In March, the Nebraska State Legislature was to hear a bill, 428, which would remove restrictions on Certified Nursing Midwives to be present at home births.  Currently Nebraska is one of only two states which still criminalize a CNM being present at a home birth without a doctor.  This bill, if it was to have passed, would have given more freedom in the medical choices for families in Nebraska.  Unfortunately, the bill did not get voted on, and has been moved to an interim study.  It is important that we let our State Senators know that after the interim, this bill must be brought back for a vote and passed.

During this interim period of June 2013 through January 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services will be conducting a study to review if any changes should be made to the proposed bill.  They will review how other states have handled the process and look through numerous studies to come to a better understanding of why the current law is in place, and to also understand why the current Nebraska law needs to be repealed.

The fact is that home births have increased from 1990 to 2009 in the country by almost 30%.  1 in 90 births are now done at home.  Home births in Nebraska have exceeded the national average over the last 5 years.  The CDC has said that the majority that choose to do home births are usually lower risk pregnancies, women 35 or older, and have already given birth to at least one child previously.  Most home births are now planned due to a variety of reasons, from religious to cultural to simply the comfort of being in a familiar surrounding with close family.

Nebraska joins Alabama as being the only states which do not allow for Certified Nursing Midwives to be present at home births.  The CNM can be present in a hospital setting.  Doctors can be present at home births.  The current law is inconsistent and clearly shows that CNM’s have the training and expertise to deliver a child.  Recent studies, including the one from the Canadian Medical Association Journal, have stated that a birth with a CNM is associated with fewer interventions than a non midwife caregiver.

With our current medical training and technology, a home birth can be just as safe as and more comfortable for the family than a hospital birth.  Nebraska must move forward with allowing more personal freedom and choice as it pertains to medical care.  We strongly urge the review board with HHS and the Nebraska Legislators to bring this bill back up for a vote after review, and to pass it.  LB 428 is the first step in gaining practical access to CNMs during a home birth.  Please join the Libertarian Party of Nebraska in supporting Nebraska Midwives and Mothers.  Write your current State Senator and let them know this needs to be passed.

NOTE:  Original Press Release source from Libertarian Party of Nebraska at