Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Orlando Sentinel: ‘Goat-blood drinking Orlando man had key billing for Charlottesville rally’

Excerpt from Steven Lemongello in the Orlando Sentinel by way of Cody Quirk at ATPR:

Invictus, 34, was listed as a featured marcher for the Saturday event, which was roundly condemned after marchers carried Nazi flags, performed Hitler salutes and chanted white supremacist and anti-Semitic sayings while carrying torches. He could not be reached for comment Monday.

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Thomas L. Knapp: @Yesyoureracist crowdsources social preferencing

Thomas L. Knapp at the Garrison Center:

IPR note: The author has run for office several times as a Libertarian Party candidate and served multiple terms on LP exec comms at various levels.

The Twitter account @YesYoureRacist went up in 2012, but jumped from about 65,000 followers to more than 350,000 in the days following Virginia’s “Battle of Charlottesville.” After an army of white nationalists rioted to “Unite the Right,” murdering one and injuring dozens, @YesYoureRacist admin Logan Smith swung into action to identify, then “name and shame,” the attendees.… Read more ...

Larry Sharpe: How Can Libertarians Win in New York State?

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LP Release: “Libertarians condemn bigotry as irrational and repugnant”

Libertarian National Committee Executive Director Wes Benedict issued the following statement:

The Libertarian Party condemns bigotry as irrational and repugnant, and offers its condolences to the family of the woman killed in Charlottesville, Va.

There is no room for racists and bigots in the Libertarian Party. If there are white nationalists who — inappropriately — are members of the Libertarian Party, I ask them to submit their resignations today.

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Nicholas Sarwark, Arvin Vohra call out Jeff Deist and the Mises Institute’s “blood and soil” politics

Via FB:

Nicholas Sarwark shared Arvin Vohra’s post.

Since so many are asking “What’s the big deal about Jeff Deist’s speech,” let me break it down.

The speech ends with, “In other words, blood and soil and God and nation still matter to people. Libertarians ignore this at the risk of irrelevance.”

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Liberty Against Fascism: ‘Restating the Obvious: An Open Letter from the Libertarian Movement’

This letter from https://libertyagainstfascism.wordpress.com/ came out before the Charlottesville attack.

Today (August 12th, 2017), the “Unite the Right” rally is scheduled to proceed in Charlottesville, VA. The “Right” being united there isn’t just any “Right,” but one that welcomes white supremacists and self-described fascists. Multiple speakers will say this themselves, and the chants at a chaotic pre-event march the night before included Neo-Nazi slogans.… Read more ...

Nicholas Sarwark: ‘Nationalism and racism is a sickness that flows from weakness and lack of anything other than the privilege of birth to be proud of’

via facebook:

Nicholas Sarwark was feeling sad.
August 12 at 8:05pm · Phoenix, AZ

I have dedicated my life to defending individual freedom. Freedom to make good choices or bad choices. Freedom to say kind things or hurtful things. Freedom to pursue happiness anyway you choose as long as you don’t hurt other people and don’t take their stuff.… Read more ...

LSLA 2017: ‘Physically Removed, So to Speak: Making the LP Inhospitable to the Alt-Right and Other Nazis’

Youtube video posted by George Phillies. Youtube description:

The Libertarian State Leadership Alliance 2017 National Conference presents its panel “Physically Removed, So to Speak: Making the LP Inhospitable to the Alt-Right and Other Nazis” with Josh Katz (moderator), Jody Weitzman, Mike Shipley, and Leslee Anne Petersen. … Read more ...

Gary Johnson condemns racist violence in Charlottesville

Via https://www.facebook.com/govgaryjohnson/:

Racism killed people in Charlottesville this weekend. That is as un-American as it gets. In the nation our Founders created, even a tiny minority of vile and repugnant ‘demonstrators’ enjoys the right to express racist white-supremacist evil. BUT, the rest of us — the overwhelming majority — have the right, and I believe, the obligation, to condemn racism of every form.

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Darryl W. Perry: Is Orwell’s 1984 better than the reality of 2017?

Darryl W. Perry at FPP.CC:

For most of my adult life, I’ve heard about the eerie comparisons between George Orwell’s 1984 and our present day. After reading, or rather listening to the audiobook, 1984 again recently I noticed not only the similarities, but also some stark contrasts between Orwell’s vision of the future and our present day.… Read more ...

LP Phone Conference – Outreach to Rural America

 

You are invited
to a special conference call on

Outreach to Rural America

featuring

Apollo Pazell
&
Brandon Lavy

Tuesday, August 22

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

Apollo Pazell is a political consultant based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Apollo has been highly involved with and managed many campaigns.… Read more ...

IPR owner Warren Redlich to run for President in 2020?

Commenting at The Jack News article on prospective 2020 LP candidates for POTUS IPR owner Warren Redlich writes:

You left me out. The “Stop Wasting Money” campaign is coming. 🙂

I haven’t asked Mr. Redlich whether he was serious, but the entire series is highly speculative so in covering this series of articles at The Jack News for IPR I have decided to expand the series, as a bonus to our readers.… Read more ...