On April 12, members of the Sarpy County Libertarian Party warmly greeted each other in the party room at Ozzy’s Roadhouse for their monthly meeting.
The room had been rearranged to accommodate the streaming technology needed to broadcast Angela McArdle, a National Libertarian Party Chair candidate for 2022 and Chair of the Los Angeles County Libertarian Party.
During her speech, McArdle addresses the enflamed national topic of Covid-19 vaccine passports.
“We shouldn’t sacrifice the individual in an attempt to bow to social pressure,” she said to her audience, who sat in rowed tables beneath the wall-mounted projector. “I think we need to protect the sanctity of the individual, bodily autonomy, and individual choice.”
McArdle followed up by listing examples of universities and work establishments with mandatory vaccine policies and what productive actions Libertarians could take to address their growing concerns.
McArdle encouraged Sarpy County Libertarian members to advocate for their rights within their community.
“Encourage officials to pass laws that protect your gun rights and your medical rights,” she said. “Encourage the businesses who refuse to enforce these things to speak up. Elevate them; praise them. Give them your business.”
She referenced an anti-lockdown coalition of restaurants in California called BRAVE (Businesses Representing American Values & Enterprises), which refused to abide by strict lockdown measures as an example of an organic grassroots organization.
Jeremy Westengaard, the chair of the Sarpy County Libertarian Party, was encouraged by the turnout.
“We intend to bring in prominent liberty activists, economists and political figures to discuss the most important issues we are facing here in Sarpy County, and nationally,” he said. “We’re fortunate to get some of Angela’s time and we will be closely monitoring her work moving forward.”
The Sarpy County Libertarian Party recently conducted officer elections, and with an entirely new board, is eager to reach out to the community and our elected representatives.
Its goals are to assure individual freedom, respect for people, and respect for private property in all civic and social matters.
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