We The People of Broward County Florida, in order reestablish the acknowledgment of the liberty and freedom guaranteed to all people from birth. That the first role of any government is to protect the natural rights of all, which include but are not limited to: Freedom of Speech, Self Defense, Privacy, to be Rewarded for Industry and to Be Able to Acquire Real Property. To help protect the citizens of Broward county from government abuse and over reach, while spreading the message of Non-Aggression, to help establish justice and tranquility, in order to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution as the founding and governing document for the Libertarian Party Of Broward County.
Article 1 – The Party
Section 1. Introduction
The official name of the organization is the “Libertarian Party of Broward County”, which also can be referred to as “LPBC”. The LPBC is as an affiliate organization to the Libertarian Party of Florida. The governing body of which is the “Executive Committee”. Which can also be referred to as the “EC”.
Section 2. Purpose
The Purpose of the Libertarian Party of Broward County is first and foremost to engage in political activity with the goal of affecting public policy making towards more freedom and liberty in Broward County. As well as recruiting and electing Libertarians to office which we support.
Other functions of the party include(but are not limited to) growing the amount of Libertarian voters in Broward County, engaging in community activities, promoting awareness of the non-aggression principle and fundraising.
Also, working and or collaborating with other affiliates of the Libertarian Party of Florida and supporting both the Libertarian Party of Florida and the Libertarian National Committee.
Section 3. Body
An Executive Committee, also referred to as “EC”, shall be formed to oversee the day to day operations of the party.
The Executive Committee shall be composed of (4) Officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. It may have additional members to the body of the EC. These members are as follows:
(1) Regional Representative for each region of the county.
(1) At-Large Director.
(1) Committee person, also known as
Committeeman or committee women or precinct delegates
In the absence of a Chair, delegation of the duties of the Chair is as follows Vice Chair, Secretary then Treasurer.
All positions, potential regions and duties shall be defined in the Bylaws.
Additional duties for clarification purposes maybe added to the Standing Rules.
Each member shall be elected at the Annual Business Meeting within the provision of the By-Laws.
Recall and removal procedure of any EC member(s) shall be prescribed in the Bylaws.
Any additional positions may be added to address growth in the party. However, it would require a change to this Constitution.
Section 4. Service Terms
The powers, term limits and duties of the Executive Committee shall be prescribed in the Bylaws and Standing Rules, to provide the control and management of all the affairs, properties, and funds of the LPBC consistent with this Constitution. Deficit spending shall be prohibited.
Section 5. Delegates
The party is composed of individuals who are registered to vote Libertarian and are “members”. Membership can be defined several ways. The procedure(s) and definitions shall be prescribed in the Bylaws and Standing Rules.
Residence, if any requirement should exist shall be defined in the By Laws or Standing Rules.
Recall and removal procedure of any LPBC member(s) and or delegate(s) shall be prescribed in the Bylaws.
Section 6 Misc.
Terms used from here forward are hereby reconsigned as an official part of these governing documents:
LPBC: Libertarian Party of Broward County
Term: 1 year, 12 months or from the close of one annual meeting to the next.
EC: Executive committee
LPF: Libertarian Party of Florida
LNC: Libertarian National Committee
NOTA: None of The Above
NAP: Non-Aggression Principle
In order for the executive committee and the party as whole to function as best as possible. There shall be a limited number of standing committees. These committees function below the Executive Committee. They can serve to take action or serve as an informative body. The number and duties of the standing committees shall be prescribed in the Bylaws.
Any other committee formed by the EC as prescribed in the Bylaws and Standing Rules shall be Ad Hoc committees. Ad Hoc committees are to be temporary and shall a have purpose and a set time limit of no more than (2) years. However, if this Constitution is changed an Ad Hoc committee may become a standing committee.
Any modification to be made this Constitution requires a ⅔ vote of the entire membership or a ¾ vote of the delegates present at the Annual Meeting. A vote to modify the Constitution may only occur during the Annual Meeting.
The Executive Committee may vote to recommend any changes to the Constitution. The Executive Committee may also delegate responsibility to a standing committee to make and vote on recommended changes as prescribed in the Bylaws and Standing Rules.
The LPBC may succeed from the Libertarian Party of Florida with a ¾ vote of the membership or the Executive committee only in the event of an emergency.
The dissolution of the LPBC shall occur by default if all Officers resign their respected post. Any other method of dissolution shall be prescribed in the By Laws.
Miscellaneous and Additional Amendments
These governing documents are a contract that is voluntarily agreed upon and accepted by its members. Should conflict occur, it is recommended that these governing documents be changed or abolished in order to suit the needs of the Party as times change. Abolition shall require a ⅞ vote of the delegates present at the Annual Meeting.
These procedures and guidelines that make up the EC, example being who can serve, etc. Shall be prescribed in the Bylaws. Should the laws of the State, which govern and regulate Executive Committees change. It is recommended this Constitution be modified to reflect the changes, to be in compliance with Florida law.