Libertarians Support Uniquely American Celebrations on Independence Day

For Immediate Release: 07/02/13
South Carolina Libertarian Party

Victor Kocher, Chairman
Timothy Moultrie, Press Secretary

Libertarians Support Uniquely American Celebrations on Independence Day

The celebration of our independence is fast approaching. Many people will busy themselves with the purchase of hotdogs, buns, fireworks, and extra coolers for beer. The beer may create a festive mood and fireworks might help recall the national anthem penned by Francis Scott Key.

While these items are geared toward the fun of the Fourth, the South Carolina Libertarian Party suggests a far more explosive and yet traditionally American means of celebration.

To that end, the South Carolina Libertarian Party provides this list of ten suggested activities:

1) Read, remember, and share the rights guaranteed to you by our Founding Fathers,

2) Critically watch or read the news while keeping an eye open for governmental misbehavior,

3) Attend a local council meeting and complain about excess spending or closed/secret sessions,

4) Call your local TV or radio news director and ask what happened to investigative reporting and why they simply read government press releases as unquestioned facts,

5) Write a letter to the editor and share with thousands your concerns for our country,

6) Write a letter to your state senator and representative and ask why ethics reform is impossible,

7) Write a letter to your state senator and representative and ask for nothing but the protection of all your rights,

8) Attend one of the many nationwide demonstrations protesting the abolition of the Fourth Amendment by the Federal government,

9) Contact and thank any politician who has shown by deed and example that he or she will protect your rights, especially in this hostile governmental climate,

and finally,

10) Contact the politician who is most hostile to your liberty and gently suggest they resign immediately as they have obviously rejected their oath to protect and defend our Constitution.

Victor Kocher, Chairman of the SCLP said, “A healthy skepticism of government and governmental power is as old as our nation.

Jefferson said, ‘the forces of tyranny are legion.’ Madison said, ‘No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.’ And Washington said, ‘Government is not eloquence, it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.’

We pride ourselves on having ever watchful citizens. In a nation whose government is attacking our liberty, a jealous defense of that liberty is its greatest celebration.”