Author Archives: Marc Montoni

LP.org: ‘Slash federal spending to make Tax Day less painful’

LP MEDIA RELEASE: Slash federal spending to make Tax Day less painful
 
For the 56 percent of Americans who pay federal income taxes, April 17 will be a painful day. That pain may be lessened slightly because the Internal Revenue Service has been nibbling away at payroll withholding taxes, but the sad fact is that the income tax represents only a portion of the pain we actually experience.
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LP.org: Stay out of Syria

From a media release issued by the Libertarian Party on April 14, 2018:

Stay out of Syria

… and other impulsive wars

On April 13, President Donald Trump addressed the nation to announce that he had ordered missile strikes on Syria. His rationale: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons to kill civilians in Douma, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Millennials support gay marriage … and the Second Amendment!’

Libertarian youth

From a media release by the Libertarian Party:

What do gun rights and gay marriage have in common among millennials? Surging support. A recent NPR article notes that people younger than 30 in the United States “are no more liberal on gun control” than earlier generations, “despite diverging from their elders on the legalization of marijuana, same-sex marriage and other social issues.” The article seems to view this as a puzzling anomaly — why are American youth more liberal in some areas but not in others?… Read more ...

LPRadicals: No New Gun Restrictions

From a Media Release written by Nick Boss for the LP Radical Caucus:

Recently, President Donald Trump announced that he would “push for comprehensive background checks with an emphasis on mental health’ for gun sales, saying that the age of purchasers should be raised to 21 and bump stocks should be banned.” (1)

The Libertarian Party Radical Caucus (LPRC) strongly opposes this decision.… Read more ...

2018 Libertarian Party National Platform Committee Update

Thomas L. Knapp at Kn@ppster:

It’s been a little while since my last update, and simultaneously quite a bit has happened and not much has happened.

  • Caryn Ann Harlos was elected permanent chair of the committee.
  • Mimi Robson is in the middle of being elected secretary (the email ballot hasn’t ended yet, but IIRC there’s been one NOTA vote and a whole bunch of votes for her).
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WV: Libertarian candidates running in city election

Charleston, WV:  “At least three Libertarian candidates plan to run for Charleston City Council in this year’s election,” the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported on February 17.

“Jerry Tucker (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) and Anthony Woods (Website, Facebook, and   Twitter) will run for at-large seats and Chris Kessell will run to represent Ward 8, according to Luke Brumfield, chairman of the Libertarian Party of West Virginia.… Read more ...

Unity Party now a ‘Minor Party’ in Colorado

Content from a media release distributed by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.

DENVER, June, 7, 2017 — Colorado has added another minor party to its rolls – the Unity Party.

As of Monday afternoon, Colorado Secretary of State records showed the Unity Party with 1,002 registered voters. Passing the 1,000-voter mark gave the party its status for at least the next two general elections, in 2018 and 2020.… Read more ...

LPCO: Big Convention, Big Plans

From a Media Release by the Libertarian Party of Colorado:

The Libertarian Party of Colorado held its annual convention last weekend, March 24-26 2017, at the Westin hotel in Westminster Colorado.

Events began on Friday with a mixer, and concluded after business on Sunday.  The event included many speakers from around the country, and resulted in many changes to the makeup of the party’s leadership.… Read more ...

Jay Stooksberry: The One Reason We Can’t Solve the Gendered-Bathroom Issue

Jay Stooksbury

Bloke or Sheila? Caballero or Señora? Sailor or Mermaid? Stallion or Filly?

We’ve all been there before—excusing ourselves from our meal while we dine out at our favorite local restaurant, only to find ourselves at a curious crossroads of picking the appropriate (yet obnoxiously-named) gender-specific bathroom.

This has become a hot topic of late—the gender-specific bathrooms that is, not the obnoxious names.… Read more ...

Brent DeRidder: Taxation Is Theft

Taxation is theft because words have definitions. Words evolve so perhaps one day taxation will not be theft. However, the idea will be the same despite having to be expressed using different words.

Taxation is theft even if you buy me something nice with the money.

Taxation is theft even if you buy someone else something nice with the money.… Read more ...

Arvin Vohra: Freedom and Irresponsibility

By Arvin Vohra, Vice Chair, Libertarian National Committee via FB:

How does real libertarianism, which is freedom + responsibility, address buying a computer? Simple: you can buy whatever computer you want, as long as you pay for it.

It isn’t, “You get to buy whatever computer you want, and then taxpayers have to pay for it.” That would be freedom + irresponsibility.… Read more ...

Brent DeRidder: We Will!

Posted by Brent DeRidder on facebook:

Are you advocating Liberty everyday?

What am I saying? Of course you are. You love to debate, to share your opinion, to shake your fist violently at statism wherever you see it. You are passionate, diligent, and driven.

Are you making a difference?

Absolutely.… Read more ...