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January 2022 ~ Happy New Year

NOT to be confused with “2020, too”

When: Monday, January 10, 2022 @ 6:30-9PM
Where: Casa Chapala Mexican Cuisine & Tequila Bar
What: New Year News, Guest Speaker, Candidates, and Party

LP Travis is starting the new year loaded with news, candidates, parties, and more great guests:

The LP-UK was founded on January 1, 2008. So it celebrated its 14th birthday 14 years ago on New Years Day 2022!
Andrew P. Withers is stopping by on his visit from across the pond where he is a founding member of the Libertarian Party of the United Kingdom (LP-UK) to say a few words about the condition of freedom in Great Britain. (Let’s just say it’s good that we broke off from those fellows back in 1776!)

Candidates will be coming to talk about their runs for office, answer questions, and we hope leave with more supporters for their respective races.

The Board of Directors of Texas Gold will announce that tickets have become available for the 50th Birthday Party it’s throwing for the Libertarian Party of Texas later this month on its actual Golden Anniversary, along with some perks for those who register, and other news about this momentous milestone occasion.

Come start the new year on a high note with us to hear & talk about issues of the day and meet more local Libertarians on the 10th day of this brand new year!

December 2021 ~ Party for the Party

As if Libertarians need an excuse to party, this holiday season we’ve got 2!

In lieu of our Monthly Happy Hour Meeting, we’re celebrating a month of holidays and a birthday (some might say 2 birthdays).

When: Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ 7PM

Where: Mister Tramps Sports Pub & Café @ 8565 Research Blvd., Austin TX 78758
                in the private back room

What: Holiday Giving and Liberty Celebration

On December 11th the Libertarian Party turns 50 years old. That is a half-century milestone, the Golden Anniversary of the little party that could!

And December marks a month full of holidays, from Chanukah ending on the 6th to the Yule Winter Solstice on the 21st to Christmas on the 25th to Kwanzaa starting the 26th, and maybe more. It’s a time to remind us of caring & giving and creating peace & joy; quintessential libertarianism.

Caring Libertarians

We’ll be collecting new and gently-used nonperishable items or unopened food items for contribution to one or more charities of our choice from anyone attending who may bring them. You choose the charity(s), and anyone wishing to make room in their homes for new gifts can bring things to donate.

Yankee-Swap

We’ll be sharing liberty-themed gifts among one another, for anyone who’d like to shop for that (not-too-expensive) special symbol of freedom that someone else may use and enjoy, sort of a Libertarian Secret Santa.

Wondering what to get? Some Suggestions:

What are your ideas & sources?

Liberty Giving

Libertarians are charitable so people don’t have to feel stuck depending on government. Not to mention giving gives us the warm fuzzies. So what, if anything, can you contribute, and to where?

So come as you are, or in your dressiest dress or ugliest sweater, bring friends, and bear gifts or not!

Come eat, drink, and be merry with us in a room full of liberty-minded fun folks!

November 2021 ~ Mary Ruwart

We are pleased to present special guest Dr. Mary Ruwart, Ph. D., who will speak on Do Vaccine Mandates Protect our Health or Threaten our Freedoms?”  

Dr. Mary Ruwart

Dr. Ruwart has a Ph. D. in biophysics. She spent 19 years as a pharmaceutical research scientist for Upjohn Pharmaceuticals and has written extensively on the subject of government regulation of the drug industry. She has also written books on communicating Libertarian ideas, such as “Healing Our World.”

Dr. Ruwart’s Libertarian activism is widespread. In Texas, she has run for U. S. Senator and State Comptroller. She has sought the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. She is currently chair of the party’s Judicial Committee. On the international front, she is chair of Liberty International, which brings together libertarians and fellow travelers from around the world. 

Please join us for what should be a memorable presentation. And please note our new date & time this month; same as last month, 3rd Monday at Mr. Tramps on 183N:

Monday, November 15, 2021, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
doors open early and stay open late

Mister Tramp’s Sports Pub & Cafe
8565 Research Blvd, Austin TX 78758
in the private back room 

Happy Hour Meeting ~ October 2021

This month we’re pleased to welcome the family of Garrett Foster as our special guests on Monday, October 18, 2021 at Mister Tramps Sports Pub & Café (note new date & place).

Garrett loved & defended liberty, publicly supported & stated his intention to vote for the Jo Jorgensen / Spike Cohen presidential ticket (and his mother credits him as the reason she did vote for them), and passed tragically in Austin, Texas last year. What followed has been a travesty.

Garrett & Whitney

With the love of her life killed in cold blood before her eyes, Whitney’s nightmares persist having witnessed the horror playing out in front of her.

It’s been hard on her and his families, too, especially as it appears the deck is stacked against justice, with media and a faction of the population having already convicted the victim, and even the president of the local police union standing by their loved one’s killer.

We hope you’ll join us this month to warmly welcome Garrett’s mother Sheila, sister Katie, and fiancé Whitney.


July 26, 2020
August 24, 2021

Congressman Half Right

Rep. Chip Roy (R) represents part of Travis County in D. C., including downtown Austin. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. In this case, Roy promises to vote against the monstrous National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) unless the leadership removes the new military draft registration requirements for young women.

Libertarians oppose the Selective Service System and believe that young men shouldn’t have to register either. Roy hasn’t gone that far, but at least he doesn’t want women to share the pain. I hope he succeeds, but I serious doubt it when up against the Military-Industrial Complex juggernaut that says this is a “must pass” bill.