Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Correction on Comedy

The event listed below has been changed. Funny Bone has opened a club downtown under the Crackers name. Crackers is located at 247 S Meridian St in downtown Indy. Door is $8 with the full amount going to the Libertarian Party of Indiana. The show starts at 8pm. See you there!

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

LP Calendar

These are busy times, but busy in a good way! There is no shortage of events for Hamilton County and Central Indiana libertarians to participate in.

Wednesday, Aug. 4: The City of Carmel is hosting a meeting for a presentation and Q&A regarding the annexation of Home Place. Libertarians oppose forced annexations. Indy Star article with details. Home Place libertarians are encouraged to attend and to speak. We will meet at 6:30pm outside the meeting place. We will distribute literature either before or after the meeting.

Thursday, Aug. 5: Stand-up Comedy at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, 3625 E. 96th Street. The LP of Indiana keeps the entire $8 admission! Comic Peter Berman will do his regular routine, not a political one, so it's a great item to bring non-libertarian spouses to. Email to confirm attendance is requested:, although I'm sure if you just show up, there will be no complaint.

Saturday, Aug. 7: Libertarian Party of Indiana Central Committee meeting, 1:00pm at Tradewinds Restaurant, located at 11480 McKinley, in Osceola. A great thing for county chairs and leadership-minded activists to attend, especially for those in the northern part of the state. Badnarik for President yard signs will be distributed to county chairs.

Long term callendar:

Saturday, Aug. 14: Candidate training seminar, conducted by LPIN Executive Director Brad Klopfenstein, with speakers Phil Miller (former Greenfield City Councilman) and Justin Kempf (LPIN Special Projects Coordinator and former Gary Nolan for President campaign team member). 9am-1pm at the Fishers Holiday Inn, 9780 North by Northeast Blvd. (I-69 at 96th St.) Cost is $25 or $50 for 3 from a campaign team. RSVP at by Thursday August 12th.
Sign Issue Percolating

Last year, the City of Indianapolis was sued by the Libertarian Party in response to ordinances prohibiting political signs in front yards. The ordinance was clearly anti-free speech and anti-property rights. A court order instructed the City to revise the ordinance to permit signs on the basis of free speech. The Star got around to reporting the item this week. That's not complaining- the issue couldn't be better timed, as the election season is upon us!

The City is cute, though. It revised the ordinance to limit the number of signs at five. My home town of Fishers has an ordinance that prohibits signs outside of 30 days prior to the election. This ordinance will be challenged by local Libertarians, as we place our signs whenever we darn well please on property we own.

I found it odd when I moved to Fishers to observe signs supporting kids' extra-curricular activities tacked to garages instead of being posted more plainly in view in the front yards. The signs have the kids' names and activities on them, whether athletics, cheerleading, or the band.

Curiously, 'for sale' signs are permitted in the front yard. What's wrong with this picture? Is a higher value placed on 'for sale' signs than those showing family and school pride? What a misplaced set of priorities.

I hope we do not experience the heavy hand of the sign police here in Fishers. If we do, though, we will be prepared to file a suit of our own so that all homeowners can more fully enjoy their rights to property and to expression.