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Date: Thu, 25 Dec 2003 12:45:01 -0500
Subject: Libertarian Party's Response

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Libertarian Party finally sent me an answer to the
letter I sent to them about two weeks ago.
Their response comes first.  My letter follows.
That is because it is that way in my email and
I copied and pasted it here:

Mr Wicker:

The Party has no stance or view on cryogenic preservation. Clearly, however,
according to our principles of individual liberty and personal
responsibility, we feel that the government need not interfere with the
choice of a competent adult to do what he wishes with his life, provided he
does not interfere with the rights of others.

---------(This is the text of the message I sent to them.  I think more
people interested in cryonic freedom should write similar letters
until they do.)

Has the Libertarian Party taken any position regarding an individual's right
to choose to be cryonically-suspended (frozen) after death.
Cryonic organizations are being attacked by governmental agencies in
Florida, Michigan and California.  www.cryonet.org is a site with a daily
newsletter and a postings archive.
In Michigan, Cryonics Institute is
being told it must obtain a "cemetery license" but cryonics is more of a
belief system.  In Florida, a start up service to help people get properly
frozen is being denied a license on the basis of zoning laws.  In
California, charges that someone terminally ill was helped to die so they
could be immediately cryonically preserved was used as an "allegation" to go
after Arizona based Alcor.  Whether one agrees with these ideas or not,
certainly the Libertarian Party should support an individual's right to be
cryonically preserved after death if that is their wish.  We should not be
subjected to other people's biased ideas that such practices are immoral and
should be made illegal.

Randolfe H. Wicker
Founder, Clone Rights United Front www.clonerights.com 
Spokesperson, Reproductive Cloning Network, www.reproductivecloning.net 
Former CEO, Human Cloning Foundation, www.humancloning.org 
212-255-1439 (3 to 9 Eastern Standard Time)
201-656-3280 (Mornings)

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