Libertarian Party of San Francisco News
- Libertarians are fond of pointing to consequences of a paternalistic state. Free healthcare, free education, free shelter, free MUNI all come at a price. In addition to the obvious price that somebody has to pay for what is free to others, there is the price of loss of control over our own lives.
- Young Americans for Liberty had their Second Annual Spring Debate at San Francisco State University on March 1, 2016. Teams of libertarians and progressives did an excellent job pointing out the downsides and the benefits of a managed economy. The truly free market vs. elected socialism.
- Legislation being approved by the current San Francisco Board of Supervisors should prompt property owners to ask themselves, “Who owns this building anyway?!” Owners of residential rental property would need to add a couple more question marks and exclamation points to that question.
- Written by Starchild
Public awareness of routine police violence, a serious problem in many parts of the world, has perhaps never been higher. The problem is not new of course, but thanks to the widespread use of video recording devices it has become much more visible.
November 9 celebrates the birthday of Hedy Lamarr. By all accounts, the most beautiful woman in the world, as well as one of the smartest. History has it her day job was actress, and her after-hours contribution to science was technology not only capable of scrambling enemy frequencies but also morphing as the precursor of today’s wireless gadgets. If you have not seen Hedy Lamarr’s ground breaking film, Ecstasy, you should – a good example of libertarianism trying to survive in a controlling world.
- Mayor Ed Lee announced the proposed Affordable Housing Bonus Program (AHBP) in September, and he and Supervisor Katy Tang have been doing yeoman’s work communicating to San Francisco residents the reason for and benefits of this program. Also, the San Francisco Planning Department has done its job in posting all details of the program and of the program’s background on its website.
Thanks to loyal supporters of the Libertarian Party of San Francisco, the LPSF had enough funds in its modest treasury to file four paid ballot arguments which will appear on the November 2015 voters’ pamphlet. If it were not for our commitment to serve as sometimes a lonely voice standing in opposition to government overreach, the many egregious proposals forever appearing in the voters’ pamphlet would go unchallenged. That commitment is only possible because of supporters who, not only keep our lights on, but also enable us to make our case in favor small Constitutional governmentS at the local, state and federal levels.