Author Archives: Jill Pyeatt

About Jill Pyeatt

Jill Pyeatt is a small-business owner from Southern California, and is chairperson for the Pasadena/Glendale region of the Libertarian Party. She can be found on Facebook.

Open Thread for Discussing and/or Live-Blogging the CA and NH LP Conventions April 27 to 29

The California Libertarian Convention will be held this weekend at the Marriott in Long Beach. It promises to be exciting, busy and full of drama. I’ll live-blog as much as I can, but since I’m helping in a few areas I may not have much time to. Anyone with something to share can use this open thread.… Read more ...

March 2018 Open Thread

Welcome to March! Some of you might be experiencing spring by now (not here in southern California, though). This is a good transitional month to talk about the upcoming elections in 2018, and some of the activities surrounding third parties and independents. Sick of the narratives from both the Democratic and Republican parties?… Read more ...

Nickolas Wildstar, Libertarian Candidate for Governor of CA, Issues Campaign Announcement

Hi! I’m Nickolas Wildstar and I’m running for Governor! California has been my home for over 18 years and during that time I’ve watched as the state went through extraordinary changes, both good and bad. But one thing that seems to have been consistent nationwide is the corporate takeover of America.… Read more ...

Paul Frankel: Why Libertarians need to denounce the Alt Right and white nationalists and don’t need to worry about libertarian socialists and antifa

Submitted to IPR by Paulie:

As part of my efforts as a writer here at IPR, I monitor the news for stories about the LP. If you look at google news ( for “libertarian” or “libertarian party” these days you will find some disturbing connotations. Among the stories on the very first page of results for libertarian as of when I looked it up yesterday:

Does libertarianism have an alt-right problem?

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Open Thread for August, 2017

Here we go again–a new month is beginning. Here is a place to post anything that doesn’t fit into another thread. If you think IPR readers might be interested in something you have to share, post it here. Please make sure you don’t plagiarize anything or libel anyone, and you’ll probably be just fine.… Read more ...

Los Angeles Libertarians Plan a Large Presence at Third Annual Politicon

This upcoming weekend, the Pasadena Convention Center will host the third annual Politicon. This is a nonpartisan 2-Day event for political junkies. There are many political media figures who will be there, along with past, current and upcoming candidates for office. IPR readers might remember Austin Petersen, who ran for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination in 2016 (now running for office as a Republican).… Read more ...

Paul Stanton: Perhaps “Working with White Nationalists” Is Not the Best Approach?




This was sent to the members of the Libertarian Party National Committee

July 20, 2017

Subject: Perhaps “Working with White Nationalists” Is Not the Best Approach?

Dear members of the Libertarian Party of Florida Executive Committee:
We are losing good members, and the trust of the public, due to the elevation of leaders in extremist hate groups to our party leadership. 
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Joe Scarborough from MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” leaves GOP and pledges to become Independent

From Ken Tucker at Yahoo TV

July 12, 2017


Stephen Colbert probably drew good ratings for his Tuesday show, which featured Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, the latter making some very minor news by announcing on The Late Show that he is leaving the Republican Party to become an independent.… Read more ...

Arvin Vohra, Vice Chairman of Libertarian Party, Announces Run for U S Senate

(Photo courtesy Arvin Vohra)

July 4, 2017

Over two centuries ago, our founding fathers declared fierce and open opposition against their own government. Today, I invite you to do the same with me. Today, I proudly announce my intention to run for United States Senate.

My campaign will be bold, unapologetic, and fearlessly Libertarian.… Read more ...

Open Thread for July, 2017

Welcome to July! For some of us, this is a month for vacation. For others, it’s a month to hang out at the beach. It also means we’re halfway through the tumultuous year of 2017. For those of who who read and comment on IPR, it ‘s another month to discuss third-party politics and independents.… Read more ...

Open Thread for June 2017

It’s that time again: time to start a new open thread for the month of June. There will undoubtedly be plenty to talk about, so here is a space for anyone to share something that isn’t quite on topic for any of our articles. You all know the drill: just don’t slander or plagiarize anyone, and you’ll probably be just fine.… Read more ...

Melinda Pillsbury-Foster: Excerpt from upcoming book “Human Investment”

Excerpt from HI: Human Investment

Historical Examples of the Free Market utilizing Percentage As You Earn (%AYE) Finance & Finansurance for solving major problems and with large numbers of individual agreements.

Written by Brock d’Avignon, 1978; Edited by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster, 2017

Historical Probe #2

Privateering Goes to War 1775 – 1782, & 1812 – 1815

Privateers’ %AYE Financed Defense of Free-Market America

Once upon a time, 792 stock-share owned and privately armed rebel warships set sail against their government’s barriers to free trade.… Read more ...