Dear Libertarian Party,
The only proper role of government in the economic realm [sic] is to protect property rights, adjudicate disputes, and provide a legal framework in which voluntary trade is protected. All efforts by government to redistribute wealth, or to control or manage trade, and improper in a free society.
Today I got this letter from the party's executive director, Dan Fishman. to be clear, I am not revealing any private correspondence - it is basically the same text that they put up on their website:
I'm getting ready to go out to the desert in New Mexico and welcome legal immigrants seeking asylum into the United States. On Aug. 24–25, the Libertarian Party of New Mexico, the City of Deming, N.M., and Colores United, with assistance from the Libertarian Party, are hosting a two-day radiothon broadcast by the LP’s own Pat Ford. This event will be a celebration and fundraiser for the Deming Refugee Center, located 30 miles north of our southern border in South Central New Mexico — an extremely remote location. Since Mother’s Day, this center, staffed predominantly by volunteers, has welcomed upwards of 400 legal immigrants per day and provided them with food, water, shelter, medicine, clothing, sanitation, bedding, communication, and transportation after they were processed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents as legal asylum seekers and subsequently dumped without any further support in the middle of Deming. At all hours of the day and night, hours by vehicle from any major transportation center, these volunteers make a real, practical difference in the lives of people who desperately need help. Going on four months now, the citizens of Deming have united to embody the Libertarian spirit of voluntaryism and humanitarianism by professionally and graciously welcoming, caring for, and expediting the refugees on the final leg of their journey to their sponsors’ homes. As a highlight of this weekend’s event in Deming, each immigrant departing the center for their final stop will receive a Statue of Liberty lapel pin as a welcoming gift from the Libertarian Party, a historic symbol of freedom and welcome for the world’s refugees. These pins can become items that immigrant will treasure for a lifetime after they wear them proudly on the final leg of their extremely difficult journeys to freedom. The Libertarian Party has secured a limited number of pins for this event. We need more. They come at significant cost, yet also come with significant short and long term value. We ask you to assist us with this project by donating as much as you can now for this part of the event, and potentially making it a continuing project for other Refugee Centers and State LP Chapters around the country. Can you please donate:
Yes, I can, but I won't. In fact, I won't support the Libertarian Party at all from hereon. It is not worth it. They have gotten their priorities totally wrong.We have a federal budget that is about to explode and a Democrat party hell bent on turning this country into Greece.