Libertarian Gary Johnson Garners More Major Newspaper Endorsements
Alexandria – The Chicago Tribune and The Detroit News join The Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Winston-Salem Journal and the New Hampshire Union-Leader in endorsing Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
Both the Tribune and The Detroit News pointed out that Johnson and Weld, unlike the other tickets, have public executive experience and are candidates Americans can be proud to vote for.
For nearly three decades, Democratic U.S. representative Richard Neal has enjoyed czar-like status in largely rural western Massachusetts, where he has scored one re-election victory after another, mostly unopposed.
But this year, he faces Libertarian Thomas Simmons, an economics and business professor at Greenfield Community College who’s making a splash.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Korean Greens and the Green Party of the United States published a joint statement on Monday, Sept. 19 against deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea. The statement follows below.
THAAD is a U.S. Armed Forces anti-ballistic missile system designed to shoot down short, medium, and intermediate range ballistic missiles.… Read more ...
To anyone who’s closely followed the 2016 election, it’s no surprise that Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee, Bill Weld, has a long lasting relationship with Hillary Rodham Clinton. In the first Libertarian Townhall on CNN, Weld described his bond with Clinton as being “life long.” He’s also maintained that he believes there was no criminal intent on Hillary’s part in her ongoing email scandal, and Libertarian Party presidential nominee, Gary Johnson, once called Hillary Clinton “a wonderful public servant.”
It’s now being reported by Carl Bernstein, who says “I know Bill Weld and I know how much he despises Donald Trump,” that he thinks the Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate is considering dropping out of the race and perhaps getting behind Hillary Clinton, in an effort to stop Trump.… Read more ...
Libertarian Party: CPD decides to make their first debates irrelevant
Libertarian National Committee Chair, Nicholas Sarwark, released this statement today:
In spite of polls showing that 54-76 percent of voters want Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson included in debates, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced that it will not include Johnson in the September 26 debate, nor will it include Gov.
In a predictable decision, the Democratic and Republican Parties have insured that only their voices will be heard by the American people. How? Through their private corporation named the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). The CPD was created to ensure the debates serve the interests of the two-party system, and it is working precisely as intended.
Joshua Fauver, a Green Party member and the co-founder of American Third Party Report, created the following Change.org petition today:
The mantra, indeed the motto, of the Free and Equal Election Foundation is “More Voices, More Choices.” In the interest in living up to that high creed we (the list signatories of this petition) would like to request that the Free and Equal Election Foundation set the criteria for receiving invitation to their Open Presidential Debate at the United We Stand Fest on October the 25th in Boulder, Colorado.
It has been announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) that Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and their running mates are the only candidates who will participate in the first debates, excluding Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Green party candidate Jill Stein.
The commission required that candidates register an average of 15 percent support in five recent polls selected by the CPD, and neither candidate achieved these thresholds.… Read more ...
Steve Scheetz is the former chair of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania and presently serves as the treasurer of the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus. His following “Message to All Libertarians, ” is being published on IPR for the first time:
Message to All Libertarians
There has been much discussion regarding what Gary Johnson and Bill Weld have been saying in public, as the Libertarian Party Nominees for President and Vice President of the United States.… Read more ...
Austin Petersen and Augustus Invictus at Liberty Fest NYC
Augustus Invictus, a former candidate for the 2016 Libertarian Party of Florida’s U.S. Senate nomination and the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Orange County, Florida, spoke at Liberty Fest NYC on September 10th, 2016. His speech, posted below, is 8 minutes in length and was uploaded to YouTube on September 13th:
Steve Scheetz, the former chairman of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania who endorsed Invictus before the LPF primary, attended Liberty Fest NYC and told this ATPR editor that probably around 150 people participated in the event.… Read more ...
Darrell Castle, the Constitution Party presidential candidate, made an appearance on the Jason Stapleton Program on September 14th, 2016. About Castle, Stapleton said in his introduction of the Tennessee lawyer: “He is running on what I would consider a very libertarian platform. “
However, Castle said at the 7:05 minute mark:
Well first of all, Jason, let me tell you that I’ve never said I was more libertarian than Gary Johnson.