Honoring the Legacy of George Rogers Clark
In February of 1779, well into the war for our independence and liberty, the early Americans who lived in Vincennes found themselves under occupation of disconnected and authoritarian rule which violated their rights and over-taxed them. Locals were aided in resisting the occupation such as François Busseron or Father Pierre Gibault. When Colonel Clark arrived with his 172 weary militia men Busseron provided them with fresh powder while the Father rallied the people to his side. With no casualties, Clark set Vincennes free.
The Libertarian Party of Knox County recognizes that tradition established in the early days of our home and push for the conservation of the values our founders knew were important. Individual rights, and civil liberties guaranteed by a constitution which restrains government, even at the local level. These values and principles breed good governance and progressively grows the economy and maximizes individual happiness for us all.
The L.P.K.C. affirms the following principles:
That all people possess certain unalienable natural rights, and that among these are rights to life, liberty, justly acquired property, and self-governance.
That the only moral basis of government is the preservation and protection of unalienable natural rights and enforcement of contracts.
That no person or institution, public or private, has the right to initiate the use of physical force or fraud against another person, and that all people are bound, without contract, to abstain from infringing upon the natural rights of other people.
That all people are entitled to choose their own lifestyles, as long as they do not forcibly impose their values on others through force, coercion or legislation.
That the voluntary and unrestricted exchange of goods and services is fundamental to a peaceful and prosperous society.