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Welcome to 2020 and to the second issue of The Beacon. You’ll be hearing a lot more from us as we ramp up the frequency of issues and the depth of content.


This issue’s highlights include, “The Importance of the Crypto Revolution” and statements from the 15 LPC candidates currently running for office in the state.


Watch for more content from the LPC soon!


Yours in Liberty,


The Beacon Staff

Featured Article
The Importance of the Crypto Revolution 
by Marvin Byrd - LPC, February 2020

Bitcoin might be the greatest tool of human liberty that humanity has ever created. We hear a lot about Bitcoin and blockchain technologies. Everyone seems to talk about them, and everyone has different points of view. My experience working in cyber security in 2010, when Bitcoin was in its early days, has given me a somewhat more technical viewpoint than most investors.

We can talk about the financial value of Bitcoin, and how it’s a great tool for people to secure their wealth against inflation, but there is something underlying this technology that is profound. It’s the same thing that ultimately gives Bitcoin its value:
Bitcoin has no owner, no central authority, and requires no trusted third party. These entities simply DO NOT EXIST.
This is important because there is no place the government can go to shut down Bitcoin. There is no owner that can corrupt or steal from the system. There is no entity that people have to trust to use Bitcoin. For these reasons, I assert, Bitcoin is the most trusted system that has ever been created. Let that sink in for a second.


Click here to read the full article.

Upcoming Events
You're invited! 2020 LPC Convention. 

The 2020 convention just might be our most important one in years and it’s only days away – please come!

Date and Location:


President’s Day Weekend, February 15 - 17, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton

6161 Centinela Avenue

Culver City, CA 90230

Highlights include a Presidential Debate, an LNC Chair Debate, and Great Speakers Covering Numerous Subjects.

Elections and Business to be Held at the Convention:
  • California Platform and Bylaws we will be ratified
  • Electing four At-Large members of the LPC Executive Committee and Alternates
  • Electing the Libertarian National Committee Regional Representative and Alternates
  • Electing the Judicial Committee who will serve for the next two years
  • Endorsing candidates for our 2020 elections
More about the Convention
Podcast of the Month
Who Will Build the Roads? 
Alex Merced's podcasts podcasts discuss libertarianism, blockchain, bitcoin, crypto, and economics. This episode discusses many typical questions libertarians get. Click to listen!
Campaign News
Meet your 2020 California Candidates! 
Stop here and check out our 2020 California candidates for office.
We've asked each candidate to provide a short statement for fellow Libertarians to learn more about what they want to accomplish if elected. Statements are provided for these candidates who submitted them before the deadline of January 25, 2020.
Click here to read the full candidate statements.
Feature from the LPC
The Racist History of Zoning Laws
by Michael H Wilson - LPC, May 2019
Many people have been sold on the idea that zoning laws are here to protect the value of their homes from a chicken slaughterhouse or a bar opening next door to their bedroom. There is some merit in that, but that is not the real reason we have zoning laws and other housing regulations.
If you and I were to use racial slurs in everyday conversation, we would most likely be considered rude or crude, and most people would avoid us. 
However, if we were an elected official or someone in the planning business, few people would be bothered if we supported government policies that actually burden and discriminate against others because of their race or ethnic history. 
Click here to read the full article. 
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