Revolution

Television Ads

From Tom Isenberg:

The Washington LP is thinking about doing some TV ads, probably for broadcast during Rush Limbaugh's TV show or during "Star Trek:TNG" re-runs. I've got an idea that I'd like to bounce off you folks for a sanity check. The basic idea is that there will be one 60-second ad consisting of two 30-second spots shown back-to-back. Taken together, the ad will attract people who respect gun rights and will consider drug legalization (i.e., potential libertarians.)

Ideally, we would create customized versions of this ad so other state LPs could show their own 1-800 numbers. Interested state LPs would share the production costs and then raise money to broadcast it in their areas.

"GUN CONTROL"
Video 1: White text on black
Audio 1: "All those in favor of gun control, raise your hands."
Video 2: Footage of Nazi rally with stiff-armed salute.
Audio 2: "Heil!"
Video 3: White text on black
Audio 3: "All those opposed?"
Video 4: Famous photo of little Jewish boy surrendering (with arms up) 
to SS soldier.
Audio 4: marching sounds
Video 5: White text on black: "Libertarian Party 1-800..."
Audio 5:  "The Libertarian Party says we must learn from history. We 
will never compromise your right to keep and bear arms. For a free 
information kit call 1-800..."

"DRUG PROHIBITION"
 Video 1: Photo of gangsters with tommy-guns
Audio 1: (sad ragtime music) "In the 1920s, alcohol prohibition gave us 
criminal gangs and turf wars, but it didn't stop alcohol use."

Video 2: Photo of repeal poster
Audio 2: (stop music) "We soon re-legalized alcohol to protect our 
children and our neighborhoods from these gangsters."

Video 3: Photo of gangs giving hand signals
Audio 3: (rap music) "Nowadays, drug prohibition has again given us 
criminal gangs and turf wars, but again, it isn't stopping drug use."

Video 5: White text on black: Libertarian Party 1-800...
"The Libertarian Party says we must learn from history. For a free 
information kit call 1-800..."