CAROL MOORE LOSES TO
On July 6, 2002, at the Libertarian Party national convention in
incumbent Libertarian National Committee Secretary Steve Givot defeated
Carol Moore for Secretary 349 to 147, with 1 vote going to George
and 12 to None of the Above. Moore said, "In 1998 when Givot beat me by
only 27 votes, a lot of people were mad at him for his obnoxious
I guess Steve learned his lesson. For the last four years he's
on his best behavior -- meanwhile I've been very controversial
a strong pro-peace position and generally being an all round uppity
But I learned a few things about running a campaign and got lots of
support from those who agree with me so, like all campaigns, it was not
a wasted effort."
CAROL MOORE FORMS
In spring of 2002 Carol Moore re-constituted the Pro-Choice
the group that successfully lobbied 1988 Presidential Candidate Ron
to promise not to discuss during his campaign his personal position
abortion should be outlawed. The group now has a web page http://www.pro-choicelibertarians.net
Members of the group distributed a letter signed by 47 libertarians
the Platform Committee and the Convention delegates keep womens right
abortion in the Libertarian Party Platform and ignore the lobbying of
who want to outlaw abortion. Other Libertarians continue to sign
on to the letter. The group will continue to lobby for the
Party to make clear its preference the government stay out of the
LIBERTARIANS FOR PEACE
NON-INTERVENTION PETITION GAINS HUNDREDS OF SIGNATURES
As an organizer for Libertarians
for Peace, in the spring of 2002 Carol Moore spear headed a
for A Strong Libertarian Party Statement on Military Non-Intervention
Libertarian Party National Committee members and 2002 National
Delegates. We want the LP to make non-interventionism a signature
issue. So as a first step to achieving this goal sign
the petition now. We will be promoting a revised and
resolution for passage at the Convention.
LNC RESOLUTION CALLS
FOR REPEAL OF THE PATRIOT ACT
late February/early March 2002, Carol Moore encouraged libertarians
the nation to demand that the Libertarian National Committee ("LNC")
for repeal of the Patriot Act. A flood of resultant e-mails to
members resulted in current Secretary Steve Givot proposing just such a
resolution and the LNC passing it in March of 2000. See text and
article at: http://www.lp.org/lpnews/0204/resolution.html
Many libertarians are increasingly dissatisfied with the "hawk" faction
of the LNC lead by Chair Candidate Elias Israel who introduced the
2001 Resolution that effectively supported worldwide U.S. military
against alleged terrorists. In December 2001 LNC
Joe Dehn proposed a non-intervention resolution to make it clear that
Libertarian Party remains a firmly non-interventionist party, in part
defacto calling for bringing home US troops from Afghanistan.
hawks shot that down. Those LNC members voting against the
resolution were: Dan Karlan, Deryl Martin, Scott Leiberman, Ken Bisson,
Jim Turney, Don Gorman, Mark Rutherford, Elias Israel, Ed Hoch, Steve
The LNC has to prove that it is more interested in protecting Americans
liberties than in supporting the War on Terrorism. For more information
on these issues go to the Libertarians
for Peace articles page.
STORY ON CAROL MOORE'S ANNOUNCEMENT
and Carol Moore Letter
to the Editor Correcting Inaccuracies
Carol Moore launches
for LNC Secretary
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to Editor, LP News
for "Leadership, Not Compromise," Washington, DC Libertarian Carol
has announced her candidacy for Libertarian National Committee (LNC)
said she decided to run for office after the LNC "compromised" LP
when it approved a resolution in October supporting "forceful" but
and measured" action against the terrorists responsible for the
11 terrorist attacks.
LNC passed the resolution] in part to placate members it had never
educated to understand our non-interventionist platform," she said. "If
elected secretary, I promise to work to make the Libertarian Party the
leader in the struggle for liberty -- not a wannabe Demopublican Party."
said that LP members who oppose military action in Afghanistan should
for "pro-peace" candidates such as herself to the LNC.
Moore said she will emphasize "honesty, integrity, and accountability;"
ensure the LNC does not use its strategic plan to override the party's
principles; emphasize the Libertarian belief in "contractual
and promote high-visibility issue campaigns to create a "leading edge"
image for the party.
a legal secretary, previously ran for LNC secretary at the LP national
convention in 1998, losing to current LNC Secretary Steve Givot of
served as Chair of the District of Columbia LP from 1999-2001.
officers will be elected at the party's national convention in
Indiana, July 3-7, 2002.
information, visit: carolmoore.net/4secretary.html.
Your January 2002 "Political News" article about my campaign for LNC
mischaracterized my opposition to the October LNC resolution, leaving
impression I was opposed to a resolution you described as "supporting
and measured' action" against the September 11 terrorists. In
I wrote in my press release, the only source of information that you
"The Libertarian National Committee recently violated the Libertarian
Principles and Platform by supporting an unconstitutional war."
I am protesting that the LNC voted to support the US government taking
"forceful action against terrorists." Its resolution said: "Such
must be rooted out and destroyed before more innocent people die. Their
training camps and weapons must be eliminated. Their supply
must be shattered." It also noted: "Every precaution must be taken to
injury or death to innocent civilians and non-combatants -- in
and in other nations."
This statement obviously supports the US government bombing any part of
any nation where those suspected of terrorist connections or
are living, working or passing through--and without a Constitutional
of war, which our platform clearly calls for. That the LNC claims the
Party supports this massively interventionist policy undermines our
to be a party committed to protecting America through non-intervention.
another error, as my press release said, I was chair of the Libertarian
Party of DC from 2000-2001, not 1999-2001.
correct URL for my the Secretary Campaign section of my web site is
Announcement - January, 2002
CAROL MOORE ANNOUNCES
FOR LNC SECRETARY
– NOT COMPROMISE”
Long time libertarian and peace activist Carol Moore has announced a
run for Libertarian National Committee (“LNC”) Secretary. Her
minute run in 1998 against current secretary Steve Givot resulted in an
exciting three ballot race. During her nominating speech Ms. Moore also
inspired the Libertarian National Convention to pass a resolution
for the impeachment of Bill Clinton. The resolution lead to national
for the party.
Party officers will be elected at the Libertarian National Convention
Indianapolis, Indiana, July 3-7, 2002. If elected to a two-year
as Secretary, Moore said she would work to:
** Ensure LNC and staff members’ honesty, integrity and accountability
by being ever vigilant that no conflicts of interest or cronyism lead
bad policy decisions, withholding of information, questionable
dealings or shoddy services.
** Ensure the LNC does not use the “Strategic Plan” as an excuse to
the Libertarian Party’s Principles or Platform–or to discourage
libertarians from running for party or political office.
** Make the Libertarian Party the “Protect America” and “Peace” party
protecting America by ending foreign intervention, whether under the
of “national defense” or “humanitarian assistance” and by offering the
libertarian solution to civil wars in Afghanistan, Israel-Palestine,
Balkans and around the world–individual liberty to form
self-governing and minimal state communities on justly acquired
** Make the Libertarian Party the “Secure Communities” party
that liberty does not mean a scary “anything goes” world but a safe and
secure one where individuals exercise the right to form diverse,
contractual communities which promote their members’ values while
them against unwanted influences.
** Promote high visibility and wedge issue campaigns to create a
edge image for the party. Exciting and controversial campaigns
professional media staff can ensure that at least one Libertarian Party
member promotes the Libertarian Party on national television every week.
"The Libertarian National Committee recently violated the Libertarian
Principles and Platform by supporting an unconstitutional war. It
did so in part to placate members it had never properly educated to
our non-interventionist platform. If elected Secretary, I promise
to work to make the Libertarian Party the leader in the struggle for
a wannabe Demopublican Party,” said Moore, a libertarian activist for
years. “That’s what I mean by ‘Leadership, Not Compromise!’”
As year 2000-2001 Chair of the Libertarian Party of the District of
Carol Moore revived the party which then ran two city-wide candidates
brought the LPDC its highest vote total ever. She also increased
doubled party fund raising and spurred members to create a party
and democratize and professionalize the constitution and bylaws.
As a lead organizer in libertarian, peace, feminist, drug legalization,
Waco Justice and other groups, Carol Moore has organized numerous
events and press conferences and appeared on dozens of national
and radio shows as a spokeswoman for liberty.
Carol Moore is author of “The Davidian Massacre” and webmaster of CarolMoore.Net,
She also is a professional legal secretary in Washington, DC.
2001--LNC NIXES "RESOLUTION ON NON-INTERVENTION"
the December Libertarian National Committee meeting in Washington, DC
members voted against a resolution to correct the confusion caused by
October, 2001 resolution which seems to support massive US government
to apprehend terrorists worldwide. Some members, like Steve
Scott Leiberman and Deryl Martin admitted they supported bombings
the failure to declare war. Other opponents like Mark Rutherford,
Don Gorman and Elias Israel cleverly avoided the failures of the
resoltuions and said the office staff should be left to deal with the
The final vote was three yes, ten no and five abstains. This was
far better than the orginal, which was all yes and one abstain!
libertarians will try again at the March 2002 LNC meeting to pass an
and anti-Patriot Act resolution. For more details on both
go to Libertarians for
MERGES INTO LIBERTARIANS FOR PEACE
state Secretary James Madison, whose LNC_Peace online discussion group
was featured in the December 2001 LPNEWS, has merged his efforts into
for Peace group which emerged out of the Libs4peace discussion
started by libertarian activist Todd A. Barnett of Michigan.
with them is Carol Moore, Treasurer of the Libertarian Party of D.C.
The goal of the group has expanded to run not only pro-peace candidates
for the Libertarian National Committee at the 2002 Convention, but to
more pro-peace Congressional candidates during the year 2002
The group already has attracted several individuals intending to take