Libertarian Party organizer, Robert Burke, has released a “Libertarian Library” of 8 videos, to help citizens in Pierce and St Croix county make an informed decision whether to join the new party. The library is hosted at www.youtube.com/LibertyValleyWI, which also has information about the caucus.
“We don’t sound like the red and blue teams and there is a reason for that; we are neither,” says Robert Burke, producer and presenter in the videos. “If Pierce and St Croix residents give just 5 minutes to see for themselves if what Libertarians offer is something new to the conversation, things will start to change. If you see change by the end of the video share it on your Facebook and email a friend. That’s how grass root movements begin.”
The eight video topics, running two to four minutes, include discussions on Medicare, Social Security, US Spending Deficit, Libertarian Principle 1.0, Introduction to a Peaceful Movement, The Federal Reserve and Gold Standard, and a pair of videos explaining The Truth About Taxes. “There was no shying from the major issues like Social Security, and Medicare. We are in serious trouble and any real solution will require a new and simpler tax system, which we believe people will clamor for the second they really understand the nature of our current tax system.”
Burke, a former 3rd Congressional District Vice-Chair and 20-year member of the Republican Party had this advice for Tea Party supporters: “If it is becoming clear to you that your movement has been co-opted by Republicans only interested in getting you to bang your drum to their beat, we are a whole new rhythm section.”
Asked why the library didn’t address military spending, Mr. Burke said this: “That one is covered loudest in ‘A Movement Based on Peace.’ Our problem isn’t military spending, it’s our desire to dominate the world.”