Mark Brophy Updates
The purpose of this file is to consolidate all the information and commentary about Mark Brophy, a Libertarian candidate for the Colorado Senate in 2004. Mostly it is a collection of links, but it will also record short comments that don't seem to fit elsewhere. The material is presented in reverse chronological order. -- Ari Armstrong, June 9, 2004
Libertarians Against Liberty: Brophy's Tribe
Libertarian Candidate Endorses Nanny-State Legislation
Brophy Issues New Gun-Policy Statement
Questions for Mark Brophy
The Brophy Debacle
Shaffer Rips LPCO Critics
How to Fix the LPCO (Reply to Shaffer)
Commentary by Chris Bennett (Effingham, Illinois), June 7:Ari, I just read your article about the Colorado LP about nominating a anti-gun Libertarian to run for office as a Libertarian. I think there should be a litmus test for those who want to pursue public office as a Libertarian but doesn't need to have a litmus test for being a member. The LP is controlled by the status-quo/purist that doesn't want to relinquish control of the party. I became a LP member while I lived inĘColorado in the 90's and they were all too careful about who was running for office back then. Now I think they did this to fill a spot on the ballot. At least the LP of Colorado still functions... here in Illinois it takes weeks to get an answer from anyone! My humble opinion is this... the LP is going down FAST. The LP needs to be more of an "open" party and include all opinions but offer a fair litmus test for all potential candidates so they don't have another Rick Stanley situation! As for me, I am rather disgusted with the LP and the hierarchy of nonsense. After the National Convention I revoked my membership of 13 years. I will not give National a dime until policies change. I will keep voting for respectable LP candidates. Ari Armstrong replies: I am unaware of serious problems at National. My critique pertains only to the state party.
More Replies Concerning Mark Brophy's LPCO Nomination
Libertarian Party of Colorado, R.I.P.
Brophy Continues to Subvert the Right of Self-Defense
Why the LPCO's Line-Holder Strategy Backfires
Libertarianism: A Reply to Peter Schwartz
Gun Rights and the Rise of the LINOs
A Libertarian Against Gun Rights?