Libertarian Party of San Francisco News
- The Libertarian Party of San Francisco extends huge thanks to the participants of the 3rd Annual Panel Discussion - Bay Area Growth and Transportation of Sunday, April 10th. The room was full, the audience was most attentive, and the Q&A lively. Starchild did his usual great work as panel moderator, keeping the discussion moving but focused.
- Whether you are a long-time San Francisco resident, a new arrival, or are planning to take a job in the City, you will need to figure how to get around. If you live and work in the City, is MUNI reliable, or is there parking if you choose to drive? If you commute, are highways chocked with traffic, or Caltrain slow as molasses? Will you be able to drop off your kids at school or daycare, and still get to work on time? How about the cost of your transportation? Are those bonds that were going to “fix MUNI” “without any increase in property taxes!” performing as advertised?
- 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.