2019 DuPage Libertarians Holiday Party and Charity Drive!

We will continue holding our annual Holiday Party and Food Drive for Loaves & Fishes located in Naperville, IL. They are a 501(c)(3) organization in operation since 1984 which provides food and other services to the poor of DuPage County and surrounding areas. The majority of their donations come from private donations, with only 1% of their budget from government funding. They put what they are given to work as well, passing 97% of their donations to those they serve.

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A Lesson On Gun Control

by KrisAnne Hall (originally published on KrisanneHall.com)

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What many citizens and legislators do not understand is that the federal government has no right to prevent any law-abiding citizen from owning or possessing any firearm. The entire argument for gun control is built upon a false premise. The second amendment is not about self-defense from criminals.

As unpleasant as it may be for this modern society to say out loud, historically and constitutionally speaking, the right of the people to keep and bear arms has always been a right to protect yourself from those in power who want to enslave you. If America wants to engage in a real factual debate on the right to keep and bear arms, then it must be approached from the proper perspective.

The Constitution and its history are unequivocally clear on this. Here is a little 2nd Amendment history lesson so we can defend our Rights from becoming government bestowed privileges. Continue reading

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Next Meeting: November 21, 2019 7pm!

Come hang out with like-minded libertarians as we discuss the political issues of the day and our role in it. Social hour starts at 6pm and the meeting starts at 7pm on Thursday, November 21st.

As always, our meeting are free, all ages, and open to the public. It’s $5 burger night and they have a wide selection of craft beer on tap, so why not join us for dinner and political discussion? Continue reading

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DuPage Libertarians Monthly Meeting June 2019!

What do you think about the new gun laws and taxes being passed in Illinois? Alcohol, tobacco, gasoline, Internet streaming services, rideshare services, car registration, and of course, your income. On top of all this, lawmakers voted to give themselves a raise.

If any of this irritates to, you can bet you have friends here in the DuPage Libertarians that would love to hear you vent about it at our June meeting. Come out and be part of the discussion, or sit back and watch everyone else offer different viewpoints and theories as to what new taxes could they come up with next.

We will be discussing upcoming parades for Independence Day as well, and possible speakers for our summer meetings.

As always, our meetings are free, all ages, and open to the public. The meeting officially starts at 7pm, social hour begins at 6pm. It’s $5 burger night at the Tap, and they have a wide selection of craft beers on hand. See you there.

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12 Reasons Why Marijuana Should Be Legalized

By Les Deffner

Marijuana should be removed from the Federal Schedule 1 list of controlled substances. States should legalize it for medicinal purposes and recreational use. Here are 12 reasons why.

  1. Removing it from S1 at the federal level will then permit it to be prescribed to veterans without causing or risking them to lose VA coverage.
  2. The deadly and epidemic opioid crisis would abate.
  3. The suicide rate of veterans will also abate.
  4. Fewer people will be tried, convicted, and imprisoned for what is essentially a victimless crime.
  5. Lower prison rates require fewer taxes on citizens to keep people incarcerated. Tax burdens on citizens will drop.
  6. More children will be allowed to keep their fathers and mothers from jails and prisons. Those same children will then be less likely to become resentful of law enforcement officers, the criminal justice system, and authority in general.
  7. Kids without authority issues are less likely to join gangs.
  8. Kids with both their fathers and mothers are more likely to stay in school.
  9. The fewer laws law enforcement officers (LEOs) are required to enforce, the less likely there is for their paths to cross citizens and a lower likelihood of deadly conflict.
  10. Lower instances of LEO conflict will help the racial tensions in America to abate.
  11. The war on drugs (WOD) has been an epic failure, just as was the prohibition of alcohol was. The rise of street gangs and their perpetration of violence n America can strongly be linked to the underground and markets created by the WOD. Legalization may not completely remove those gangs or violence, but it will surely help folks wanting a smoke who are otherwise good citizens to seek their purchases in a legal manner.
  12. Though a Libertarian and I abhor taxation in general, I do support states obtaining tax revenues from marijuana sales which can be allocated towards the prosecution of users who are unable and incapable of being responsible adults. The tax revenues will help our state’s ridiculously high debts.

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