Program Committee Recommends Changes to Party Program

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On March 29, 2014 the program committee met to propose, discuss, and recommend changes to the Libertarian Party of Maryland’s program. I chaired the meeting and Stuart Simms acted as the Secretary. Ten members of the central committee participated, with six making it through to the end of the three hour meeting. The final vote was 5 to 1 in favor of the recommendations. The central committee will vote on 13 separate proposals this Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the annual convention.

Many of the proposed amendments were made for the purpose of simplification, clarification or a better exposition of the ideas. However, there are 6 substantive changes which I’ll briefly describe and explain. Note that the explanations I provide here are not official explanations of the program committee, but my personal take on the rationales expressed by the participants.

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