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April 15, 2013 - 3:43pm

Genesee County Libertarian Committee holds first meet-and-greet fundraiser

Genesee County Libertarian Committee held its first meet-and-greet fundraiser over the weekend and it was a huge success.

“Saturday night's Celebrate Liberty Night event was a great success! Not only did we raise money, but we had the pleasure of meeting many new people that will become new members!” says Phil Ricci, county chairman.

“It goes to show that anywhere you find the will to achieve something, you will find achievement! I would personally like to thank all of the members of the Membership Committee, their chair, Bob Brown, and everyone of you that added to the experience!”

Approximately 70 people were in attendance at the event which was held at Batavia Downs Casino. A great dinner and excellent service accompanied the fun casino atmosphere and social vibe of the Grandstands Bar. A basket raffle was held also with 14 baskets donated by members and supporters. Thanks to all who attended and supported the local liberty movement.

Do you think these four people know how you should live your life?

Neither do they, that's why they are Libertarians.

Genesee County Libertarian Committee Board:

 L to R: Dave Olsen, vice-chair; Jim Rosenbeck, secretary; Phil Ricci, county chair; Chelsea O'Brien, treasurer

What is a Libertarian? A Libertarian is someone who holds the rights of individuals as paramount, and seeks to minimize the role of government wherever possible.

Most Libertarians start out from one of three reference points, and then discover that all three are inseparable: Personal liberty, economic liberty and non-intrusive government. Libertarianism (small letter “l”) is a political philosophy that places Liberty – the absence of government in personal choice – as its first principle. This was the bold American ideal, the noble purpose for which our nation was formed, the reason we prospered. It was radical at first, then mainstream, and is now radical again.

The Genesee County Libertarian Committee (soon to be Party) has three parts to its message: Education, Advocacy and Choice.

The GCLC is not a homogeneous group, nor seeks to be one by defining what is right for one or all of society. Further, we maintain that no government, political party, or any societal group ever has the right to impede those individual freedoms by legislation, blunt force, taxation, or other types of coercion. We are quite different from all other political parties. These differences make us lively debaters, and a most entertaining crowd to socialize with.

For more information we openly invite those who ‘lean libertarian’, or are just curious to like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GCLP.NY/info or e-mail at [email protected].

Jim Rosenbeck
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Last seen: 2 years 11 months ago
Joined: Feb 20 2009 - 8:22am

A great time Saturday night! Registered Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and Independents all coming together and finding common ground under the libertarian tent. It's time for all of us to get beyond the letters D and R when we vote. We understand that there are good local men and women, who are passionate about our community that choose to affiliate with the republican or the democratic party. We are not here to convince you that you must change your national party affiliation. The quote above describes libertarians perfectly! "Do you think these four people know how you should live your life? Neither do they. That's why they are Libertarians." We are the smallest big tent in this country and this community. We believe in fiscally responsible government, tolerance for individual differences, personal freedom and the personal responsibility that comes with that freedom. Haven't met anyone yet that was offended by those values.

Shelly Ewert
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Last seen: 7 years 5 months ago
Joined: Jul 27 2009 - 9:24am

What a great event for people of all Beliefs to come together, share, care, and bring awareness to a great small town uprising. GCLC, has inspired me to do more for my community, as I know there are so many people that share similar and different ideals as me, and for themselves and their families. Thank you to Dave, Jim, Phil, and Chelsea for forming what is now something to re-direct my focus from Loss to GAIN. All things happen for a reason, and this group could not have come into my life at any better or worse point for me.

I look forward to working with GCLC, soon to be PARTY for many reasons: main reason to have my voice and opinion shared, as well as accepted as ME, MYSELF, and I.


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