The below message was posted on the Los Angeles County LP listserv by Norm Westwell:
>> I encourage other Central Committees to adopt this resolution and send a clear message that whatever the LPCA intentions, we are a party of inclusion, not exclusion.
Norm Firecracker Westwell
On 10/19/05 the Orange County Central Committee adopted the following resolution:
Resolution to oppose the 2006 California Libertarian State Party Convention from convening outside the state of California upon a ocean vessel bound for the country of Mexico
Whereas the Libertarian Party of California is now scheduled to hold our upcoming 2006 Annual Convention on a cruise ship bound for a foreign land and
Whereas the vessel contracted is not a vessel of the United States fleet and
Whereas in order to attend this convention, members in good standing will be unduly and unnecessarily encumbered to obtain passports in order to participate in official party business and
Whereas Libertarian Party members in good standing who are prone to sea sickness are not likely to participate and
Whereas Libertarian Party members in good standing who are afraid of transport on an ocean going vessel are not likely to attend and
Whereas Libertarian Party members in good standing who cannot lawfully travel to a foreign land will not be able to participate in official party business and
Whereas Libertarian Party members in good standing who refuse to travel to a foreign land will not be able to participate in official party business and
Whereas these things all tend to exclude rather than include Libertarian members in good standing from participating in official state party business,
Be it resolved, the Libertarian Party of Orange County admonishes the Libertarian Party of California for its action to cause the 2006 Libertarian Party State Convention to be convened upon a cruise ship bound for a foreign land (Mexico) and hereby opposes the event and
Resolves itself to work toward preventing the 2006 Libertarian Party State Convention event from occurring on a vessel at sea and
Resolves itself to work toward having the 2006 Libertarian Party State Convention in a hotel on dry land in the state of California in the United States of America as in previous years and
Resolves itself to removing from office any California Libertarian Party officer who does not oppose the event and participates in party business on the vessel as scheduled.
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