Re: Harry Brown

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Mon Apr 17 2000 - 18:36:41 MDT

On Monday, April 17, 2000 11:16 AM Michael S. Lorrey
> Actually, in the 1992 election, the Libertarians got quite a bit of media
> coverage, including guest appearances of the LP candidate in the studio
> the Dem/GOP debates, and during the GOP convention, though some anchormen
> typically start right off getting the LP candidate to admit that the LP
> *actually wanted to legalize drugs* OOOOHHHHH big shocker. Such tactics
> used to cause most people to immediately marginalize the LP as a party.

That might not work as well today, since marijuana has been practically
legalized in so many states and several countries.

But truly, the thing Libertarians should do is go after people who will be
turned on to the legalization issue, such as people into raves, NORML
supporters, and the like. There is nothing wrong either with courting those
who've been burned by the law on this issue -- even those who are in prison.
(They might not be able to vote, but they can a) talk to others and b) once
they get out support the LP.)

> To get more media exposure, it will take money. Lots of it. I personally
find it
> shocking how deeply involved in the LP many computer people are, yet they
> raise any significant amounts of money from any of these dot com
> billionaires...I hope this changes.

The same can be said about the Extropian movement or cryonics.:/ But I'm
not willing to part with my much less than millions.:)

Daniel Ust

Dave Euchner for Congress at:

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