The Libertarian Party of Hillsborough County (LPHC) convened for its December monthly meet-up meeting at Tate’s Pizzeria and Sports Bar, located on South West Shore Boulevard in Tampa, Fla. on Wednesday, December 5.
Wednesday evening’s gathering lasted for approximately two hours and brought many new faces to the LPHC. Both current and new members discussed plans to increase local membership and restore liberties and personal freedoms to Floridians and all Americans. The political assembly helped to prepare Tampa Bay Libertarians for 2013.
Plans to expand party base by increasing awareness and focus on local issues
The LPHC has seen a significant increase in membership since Election Day. The organization is committed to building on this momentum through 2013 through a combination of traditional and highly-technological marketing methods. Such actions will work to increase both the awareness of and participation in the local Libertarian Party.
The LPHC Executive Committee also believes focusing on important issues Democratic and Republican politicians refuse to address in public settings is one of the major keys to attracting Tampa Bay residents to the party.
This resulted in a consensus among participants to select three locally contentious political issues the LPHC can use to concentrate its efforts and find unconventional but practical solutions to the topics the “major” political parties either cannot or will not work to correct.
The three local political matters include addressing the epidemic of local “double-dipping” politicians, exposing the costs of the operation and maintenance of the surveillance cameras installed around Tampa for the GOP Convention, and working to publicize and promote the proposed 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
The 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires all governmental officials in Washington D.C. to follow and obey the same legislation they vote into power and enforce on all Americans. Currently, complicated congressional loopholes allow politicians to exempt themselves from potentially intrusive federal laws.
Recent controversies concerning accusations of insider trading among representatives and senators have caught the attention of the mainstream media. Non-governmental citizens are regularly indicted, tried, and convicted for these types of financial transactions.
However, elected officials and non-elected officials and appointees have generally been exempted from prosecutions related to insider trading.
For additional information about the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, please click here.
Learn more about the LPHC
For more information about getting involved with the Libertarian Party of Hillsborough County, please visit the LPHC Facebook page, and the LPHC Meetup page.