Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Caryn Ann Harlos: ‘Find what you love, and let it kill you’

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Libertopia cartoons recently had the privilege to talk with the creative and talented Caryn Ann Harlos, the Region 1 Representative of the Libertarian National Committee (amongst many other things, which can be read about in more detail below). As well as a unique and influential voice within the libertarian community as a whole, Caryn has also been known to visit our growing community here at Libertopia on more than one occasion.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Historical Preservation Committee Appointed

The ad hoc LP Historical Preservation Committee has been formally constituted comprising Caryn Ann Harlos (Chair), Joe Buchman, Joe Dehn, Ed Fochler, and James Gholston. The scope of the Committee is to begin an electronic archive of Party history records and to maintain and administer LPedia.org for the purpose of same.… 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 ...

Zoltan Istvan: Why I’m Running for Governor of California as a Libertarian

Posted as an Opinion piece to Newsweek

February 12, 2017

My thirties started off in countries ravaged by environmental destruction and dictatorships. Back then, I was a journalist for National Geographic, spending most of my time abroad, even though I still called Los Angeles—my birth city—home. In the 100+ countries I visited, I reported on some harrowing stories: the Killing Fields in Cambodia, the near total deforestation of Paraguay, and the tense nuclear stand-off between India and Pakistan.… Read more ...

Op-Ed Richard Fast- In my opinion: Ditch the two major parties — register Libertarian

From The Maroon (Loyola University):

Back in October, I wrote an editorial urging the Loyola community to check out Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson. The successful entrepreneur turned two-term governor of New Mexico garnered nearly 10 percent of the vote in his home state and 3.3 percent nationally, the most a third party presidential candidate has received since independent Ross Perot 20 years earlier.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Nevada (LPN) Condemns Cuban Government for Arresting Libertarian Activists

Las Vegas, Nevada (10 February 2017) – The Libertarian Party of Nevada condemns the Cuban government’s arrest of two libertarian activists and calls for their immediate release. Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velasquez Visea were arrested 2 February 2017 by plainclothes secret policemen. Both activists are still detained on trumped up charges.… Read more ...

Woods Interviews Harlos on the State of the Libertarian Party

On the latest episode of his eponymous podcast, historian, author, Ludwig von Mises Institute senior fellow and non-party libertarian Tom Woods is joined by Libertarian National Committee Region 1 representative (and Libertarian Party Radical Caucus member)  Caryn Ann Harlos. Topic: “Where Is the Libertarian Party Today, and Where Is It Going?”

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LP:”Libertarians praise House bill to end Dept. of Education”

The Libertarian Party strongly supports U.S. House bill H.R. 399, which was filed today by Rep Tom Massie (R–KY), along with seven co-sponsors, to abolish the federal Department of Education.

“Libertarians are encouraged to see a bill that brings hope to the promise of actually, finally, abolishing the Department of Education,” said Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee.… Read more ...

New Hampshire State Legislator Switches to Libertarian Party

Video credit: Libertarian Party of New Hampshire… Read more ...

New Jersey Libertarian Party: 2017 Convention

New Jersey Libertarian Party, PO Box 56, Tennent, NJ 07763-0056, njlp.org

PRESS RELEASE-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 8th, 2017

The New Jersey Libertarian Party is extremely pleased to announce the details for this year’s State Convention. The Party is holding the event at the University Inn on the campus of Rutgers University in New Brunswick.… Read more ...

LP:”Civil asset forfeiture is legalized theft by government”

Yesterday, at a meeting with sheriffs, President Trump commented about ruining the career of a Texas legislator that proposed a bill to reform civil asset forfeiture.

“We’ll destroy his career,” the President said.

The legislator was unnamed and there are several Texas legislators currently proposing bills to reform civil asset forfeiture laws.… Read more ...

The Libertarian Party of Chicago defends free speech, affirms non-aggression in wake of UC Berkeley riot

The Libertarian Party strongly supports the Constitutional rights to freedom of speech, religion, expression, and assembly, and furthermore, stands committed to the principle of non-aggression. Indeed, the initiation of force in order to silence one’s political adversaries is directly opposed to the freedoms that America holds dear. It is because of these principles that The Libertarian Party of Chicago officially states our condemnation of the violence and aggression that occurred at UC Berkeley on the night of February 1, 2017.… Read more ...