Libertarian Party Saddened by Loss of John Berthoud
Party calls Berthoud "a great friend of liberty"
Washington D.C. – The Libertarian Party sends its condolences to the family of John Berthoud, who passed away early yesterday morning. Berthoud served more than 11 years as the President of the National Taxpayers Union, a group dedicated to limited government and lower taxes.
"I am shocked and saddened by the passing of John Berthoud," said Libertarian Party National Chairman, William Redpath. "He was a tremendous, peaceful warrior for freedom—particularly economic freedom. He spoke at many Libertarian Party events over the years. I last saw him at the Libertarian Party of Virginia convention in April 2006, and find it hard to believe that I won't see him at such events again. I want to thank him for his contributions to liberty during his lifetime, and express my condolences to his family, his friends and the NTU."
"My deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of John Berthoud, along with the entire staff of the National Taxpayers Union," says Shane Cory, executive director of the Libertarian National Committee. "John was a friend to the Libertarian Party and went out of his way to provide us with opportunities that would further our common cause. John’s sincerity and consideration will be missed."
"I was shocked and saddened today to learn of the death of John Berthoud," stated Jim Lark, a board member of the Libertarian National Committee. "I had known John for several years in his capacity as President of the National Taxpayers Union. I considered him a great friend of Liberty, as well as a personal friend. He was a man of great intelligence, integrity, humor, and kindness who fought hard and well to return the federal government to its proper limited role under our Constitution. He was a champion of the taxpayer and a strong advocate for individual liberty and personal responsibility. His passing is a great loss to the Libertarian movement. Allow me to offer my condolences to his family and to his colleagues at NTU."
The Libertarian Party is America's third largest political party, founded in 1971 as an alternative to the two main political parties. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party by visiting www.lp.org. The Libertarian Party proudly stands for smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom.