From: Brian Holtz [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2008 11:58 PM
Subject: Destination Liberty: Platform minority reports
An Open Letter to All Libertarian Convention Delegates:
You recently received a mailing from the Chair of the 2008 Libertarian Platform Committee, Alicia Mattson, describing a draft platform supported by a majority of the Platform Committee.
There is also an official minority report of the Committee, signed by four of the Platform Committee members (Daniel Grow, Henry Haller, Vicki Kirkland, and Rob Power), as required by the Party’s Bylaws to make it official.
Our version of the platform, which keeps the 2004/2006 format of the planks, but significantly reduces the length and number of planks without removing any of the ideas and wisdom of three decades of Libertarian conventions, is available at:
Our minority report is also known as the “Destination Liberty” platform, and we created it as a best effort to accomplish what the www.Restore04.com petition asked us to do. Despite not having the support of the majority of the Platform Committee, we believe our version of the platform has broad-based support in the Party, and we think it’s very important that you, the Delegates, get to see it, read it, and analyze it before arriving in Denver for the Convention. As an official minority report, it will be given to you as one of your choices during the platform sessions of the convention, so it is vital that you have time to read it in advance.
Please consider our Destination Liberty version of the platform as a more reasonable middle ground between the various factions in the Libertarian Party. We appreciate your support.
2008 Libertarian Platform Committee Members: