Libertarian Party becoming more cultural?

I went to a Libertarian Party Party Monday night. We held an event where we smoked cigars, ate appetizers, and drank cocktails out on the porch of our headquarters building. The weather was perfect and the building is ideally located for such an event. There was no fundraising, just fun. What was interesting is that quite a few people dropped by who don’t participate in normal party activites. A couple of them were regular HoT readers, too — which made the party twice as cool! We’ll have to host events like that more often.

One of the people who dropped by was David McElroy, who’s film “We’re the Government “” and You’re Not” just earned two awards (including Best Overall Film) at a regional film festival a few days prior. While they’re still working on it, David’s film now has a website — complete with a trailer, cast information, credits, screen shots, and ordering information.

Stephen Gordon

I like tasteful cigars, private property, American whiskey, fast cars, hot women, pre-bailout Jeeps, fine dining, worthwhile literature, low taxes, original music, personal privacy and self-defense rights -- but not necessarily in this order.

  1. This is something I have been thinking about at length lately. We need to commandeer the Tupperware party model if you ask me. I went to The Advocates 20th Anniversary (my first libertarian event) and enjoyed the social aspects at least as much as the (excellent) presentations. Turn it into a more populist, social movement. This would greatly foster greater participation and activism. I think a lot of libertarians could use some reinforcement and be reminded that they are not alone.

  2. I too enjoyed the “party party.” It was nice to put names and faces together. I plan to attend some of the regular (non party) LP meetings in the future.

    You never know when you’ll meet a fellow LP member. I visited my 67 year old chiropractor this morning. Turns out he is a member too! We talked at length- I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks.