Author Archives: Wang Tang-Fu

LPHQ to members: run for office

Email from LPHQ to its list:

Dear Libertarian,

Have you considered running for office?

New Jersey and Virginia have statewide elections this year and have been recruiting heavily for those.

Other states hold their statewide elections in 2018.

Regardless of where you live, there are likely many local races going on in your area in the next year or two years.… Read more ...

Aaron Starr interviewed on local television over water rate increases

LP.org:

Aaron Starr

Aaron Starr, who lost a close race for the Oxnard City Council last November but won a ballot measure to overturn the city’s wastewater rate hike, was interviewed on KEYT-TV, the local ABC affiliate. He explains his reasons for planning to recall elected city council members who recently voted for a rate hike.… Read more ...

Knapp: ‘Apropos of Libertarian Veterans Turning Into a Herd of Whiny Snowflakes …’

Kn@ppster:

Over at Facebook, Michael Weems reposted something I wrote some time back. It does seem applicable to current events in the Libertarian Party. So what the hey, why not re-use it as a blog post?

Who Got Served?


Thomas L. Knapp, 1985
Marine Corp Recruit Depot San Diego

As a veteran of the US Marine Corps (1984-1995, “honorably discharged”), I’ve always found the obligatory “thank you for your service” remarks somewhat grating.… Read more ...

LPHQ job postings: Press Secretary, Candidate Support Specialist



via LP.org:

The Libertarian Party is seeking a Press Secretary who shares our love of liberty and will help the Libertarian Party succeed as a vehicle for implementing libertarian policies.

Job Description:

The Press Secretary monitors breaking news and prepares responses from a Libertarian perspective. In addition to responding to what’s already happening, a highly successful Press Secretary will help the Libertarian Party and its candidates generate news worthy to Americans that gets picked up my major media outlets.… Read more ...

LPHQ Special Event Conference Call – Fundraising 101

You are invited to a special conference call on

Fundraising 101

featuring
LNC Region 3 Representative
Brett Bittner

Tuesday, May 23

5 PM Pacific
6 PM Mountain
7 PM Central
8 PM Eastern

Brett Bittner served as the Executive Director of the
Advocates for Self-Government and of the Libertarian Party of Georgia.… Read more ...

KN@PP Stir Podcast, Episode 128: ‘This Machine Kills Boredom’

In today’s podcast, Knapp tackles subjects which have recently also been discussed at IPR such as Arvin Vohra’s recent comments about the military, white nationalists/racists in the LP, and the ever popular topic of comment moderation (in this case, as it relates to antisemitic and racist commenters at AntiWar.com).… Read more ...

Chuck Moulton: ‘LP conventions, avoid alt-right / white supremacist event speakers’

Group email from Chuck Moulton by way of Paulie at ATPR:

Libertarian leaders,

Some friends of mine I trust and vouch for have asked me to spread this information around. Please get it to state convention organizers.

CONVENTION AND EVENT ORGANIZERS SHOULD AVOID ALT-RIGHT SPEAKERS.

We had a fiasco in Pennsylvania recently with a “liberty festival” loosely associated with the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania state convention (festival on a Saturday, business session that Sunday, same hotel).… Read more ...

Wes Benedict: ‘Want more press coverage for Libertarians?’


Email from LPHQ:

Last week, Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark was interviewed on two of Glenn Beck’s programs.

Here is a clip from the TV interview.

Do you want to see more interviews like this?

Do you want to see Libertarian Party spokesmen on major news outlets on a regular basis?… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: ‘Jeff Sessions takes two steps backward on sentencing reform’


Darryl W. Perry is chair of the LP of New Hampshire and sought the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2016. Posted at fpp.cc.

There aren’t many things a civil libertarian will say the Obama Administration did right, their minor reforms on federal mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines were certainly steps in the right direction.… Read more ...

Nicholas Hensley: ‘Time for Nonpartisan Special Investigation’

reformparty.org:

The recent firing of FBI director Comey has sparked bipartisan interest in a special nonpartisan investigation. The Reform Party would like to voice its support for a nonpartisan special investigation into White House ties with the Russia. If Republican Congressman believe that there is nothing for the Trump Administration to hide, they should allow an investigation to proceed in order to clear any speculation of illegal activity from the White House.

Read more ...

John Reimann: ‘Lack of a Working Class Political Party: A Deafening Roar’

John Reimann at the North Star:

Sometimes when I was working in construction I’d be working right by an air compressor – one of those giant ones that makes a continual thunderous roar. The noise would be so loud and continuous that after awhile you wouldn’t even hear it, you wouldn’t be aware of it anymore….… Read more ...

Amanda Hart: Are rape, sexual assault, and domestic violence really preexisting conditions under AHCA?

Amanda Hart at Outright Libertarians:

As news spread that the House passed the GOP legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act, Democrats’ frustration was palpable. Bernie Sanders tweeted “Donald Trump and Republicans just celebrated voting to let thousands of Americans die so that billionaires get tax breaks. Think about that.” Hillary Clinton tweeted “A shameful failure of policy & morality by GOP today.Read more ...