Left: former L.P. Chair and current National Director Steve Dasbach.
Right: 1998 Platform Committee Chair John Buttrick. (He is descended from Major
John Buttrick, a leader of the militia under Col. James Barrett at Concord, MA
on April 19, 1775. After the British fired on the militiamen Buttrick
gave the command, "Fire, fellow soldiers, for God's sake, fire!" I myself am a direct descendent of Barrett.)
Left: Harry Brown, 1996 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate
Right: Jacob Hornberger of the Future of Freedom Foundation.
Both discussed the possibility of running for the
Libertarian Party Presidential nomination in 2000.
Harry Brown did run and win the nomination
Former Libertarian Party Chair Jim Turney and his evil twin. Californian Starchild
One Libertarian Party member was frustrated that party leaders showed
little interest in promoting a party resolution calling for the impeachment
of President Bill Clinton. In protest, he burned an American flag outside the Libertarian National Convention on July 4, 1998. That flag had flown
over the U.S. Capitol building.
Carol Moore ran for Secretary of the Libertarian National Committee to protest the leading candidates' actions on the Platform Committee which called for the party to be neutral on womens' abortion rights, took "abolish BATF" out of the platform and didn't make putting "abolish FBI" back in a top priority. (The first two failed; the last was not accomplished.)
Because of her entry in the race, it ran to four ballots before another candidate won.
In her July 5, 1998 speech to delegates she said if elected she would work to have the party call for the the impeachment of President Bill Clinton for his obstruction of justice and violations of the Constitution in the deaths of 82 Branch Davidians near Waco in 1993, as well as his other crimes against liberty. Members of the Minnesota delegation later proposed an impeachment resolution from the floor and it was passed overwhelmingly by voice vote.
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