[Lnc-business] latest controversy

Caryn Ann Harlos caryn.ann.harlos at lp.org
Sun Jan 14 19:53:40 EST 2018


An Oregon Libertarian has already rescinded his candidacy.  No one member
has the right to FORCE others to be saddled with this, and that is
precisely what Arvin has done - removing consent and determination from our
candidates and peers.

-Caryn Ann

On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 1:29 PM, Steve Scheetz <steves at lube2020.com> wrote:

> Members of the Board:
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> Many of you know me, but to those of you who do not, my name is Steve
> Scheetz, I am currently serving as Radical Caucus Treasurer as well as
> State Coordinator for Pennsylvania.  However, I have been serving in an
> official capacity at the county level (at least) since 2004 when I served
> as Secretary of Chester County’s Libertarian Party here in PA. Shortly
> after I moved to Montgomery County, I was asked to chair that committee
> where I served for 7 years.  During that tenure I served as state chair for
> 2 years.  During that time, I have seen many heated
> discussions/disagreements.  HOWEVER, the more colorful of these were done
> under our own roof outside of the hearing range of those who would use
> these discussions against our party.
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> When the Roy Moore controversy came out, I was thinking "THANK the powers
> that be, WE don't have this issue, because it would never occur to a
> Libertarian (Anarchist or Minarchist) that it was right for a 30 year old
> man to be having sex with a 15 year old girl... (with or without parental
> consent.)
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> And then this BULLSHIT discussion starts, and it is bullshit. We have so
> many problems that need to be addressed from a LIBERTARIAN perspective, and
> now we have members of the board suggesting that this is not such a bad
> idea after all.  (of course this was used to push for the idea that
> government remain out of these decisions, but the way it was written, it
> has caused members to actually say that they were sad that they renewed
> their dues, donors stating that they were not interested in having their
> names associated with the Libertarian Party, volunteers saying the same
> thing, and here in PA, an elected Libertarian is suggesting that she will
> change her registration to Independent and ask that her name be removed
> from the roles of elected Libertarians, because of this whole mess.
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> If we have to say something, then let us say something simple and not
> inflammatory?   Something like: “we all need to have respect for each other
> and each other's families.”  Oh wait, we do say something like that….
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> Maybe if we are going to talk about the issues, we should focus on the
> issues that need to be changed NOW, and doing so without alienating the
> membership. We have Libertarians leaving and non-Libertarians not joining
> because of marginalizing comments from our leadership, and watching as our
> leadership does nothing.
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> I want to be working on the issues that will bring the most freedom to
> everyone instead of working to put fires out by statements marginalizing
> Libertarians and Potential Libertarians.
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> We NEED to clean our house if we wish to be taken seriously, and bashing
> each other for either not being Libertarian enough, or being too dogmatic,
> or whatever other reason is not helping.
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> Sincerely,
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> Steve Scheetz
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