BURLINGTON, VERMONT – March 16th, 2005
Jeremy and Heavenly Ryan of Burlington have been elected to the NPA’s Ward 4 & 7 Steering Committee. Jeremy Ryan currently serves as Chair of the Burlington Libertarian Party and owns and operates Advantage Creations, a web design and marketing firm located in Burlington. Heavenly Ryan serves as Vice-Chair of the Burlington Libertarian Party and works with Jeremy at Advantage Creations.
Jeremy and Heavenly will work to help increase representation of Ward 7 at future NPA meetings and discussions.
Jeremy & Heavenly Ryan
53 Avenue C
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Jeremy’s Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heavenly’s Email: email@example.com
For the unofficial NPA meeting minutes, please click the following link: http://www.burlingtonlp.org/news/events02.asp?ProdCode=5150121132005
Below is the text from a Letter to the Editor from Jeremy Ryan, Chair of Burlington Libertarian Town Committee (Note: When the letter was written, the City council nearly passed the ban unanimously on Feb. 7th)
Below is the text from a Letter to the Editor from Jeremy Ryan, Chair of Burlington Libertarian Town Committee
(Note: When the letter was written, the City council nearly passed the ban unanimously on Feb. 7th)
Regarding the smoking-ban extension to private clubs: Several of us
citizens at the last council meeting were shocked at the speedy
decision to ban smoking in private clubs. The smoking ban is an
offensive intrusion of property rights — it’s un-American, it’s
unconstitutional. A private club is just that, “private.” When
members are OK with smoking, can’t it be their choice? Can’t the
smokers have some bars? No. After the decision, we informed one of
the private clubs affected. They were disgusted to hear that the
council would decide their fate without inviting them to discuss it
and voice their opinion. Some members even didn’t believe the city
could do this to them.
Whether you’re a smoker or not, a member of a private club or not,
we as citizens of this great country must ensure that everyone’s
rights are protected to ensure that our own will be protected. Some
councilors and the mayor will argue it’s a matter of “public health.”
They are trying to create a “nanny state,” which protects us from
ourselves. We are increasingly prisoners of a hospital-like state.
There are a million things you can do to save more lives. We can
outlaw Big Macs if you want. Maybe that’s next. Lawyers have already
sued McDonald’s for “causing” obesity.
I urge the private clubs to fight it any way they can and I suggest
the City Council do the “honorable” thing and reverse this
unconstitutional ban that destroys the very essence of our freedoms.
Leave these choices to the property owners, business owners and
The writer is Burlington Libertarian Party chairman.
~*~ Vice Chair’s Side Note:
For more information about the ban, please visit:
Feb 4, 2005 – Letter to the Editor – Burlington Free Press
Below is the text from a Letter to the Editor from Heavenly Ryan, Vice Chair of Burlington Libertarian Town Committee
(Note: When the letter was written, the YMCA’s main arguement was they needed the Moran plant facility because they’re overcrowded at the College St. facility)
In response to the “Zero tolerance” letter to the editor, I support reviewing the
BURLINGTON, VERMONT – December 4, 2004
We are proud to announce the formation of Burlington Libertarian Party! Local Burlington issues were discussed and elections were held. The state executive committee held their meeting after the Burlington meeting.