Libertarians this is our chance! Are you tired of the two party system yet? Most people are, but getting a third party candidate elected is pretty hard, but in Montana we have this amazing chance to win a federal congressional race in Montana. Ryan Zinke vacated his seat to become Secretary of the Interior leading to a special election May 25th.… Read more ...
By D. Frank Robinson, co-founder of the LP and founding chair of its Bylaws Committee
Historically, an American political party has not been a consistent entity; rather, it has been an ever-changing mix or coalition of individuals and groups who use the institution of a party to advance their own particular economic and social goals through a charismatic figure for President – when available.… Read more ...
Daniel Salazar at kansas.com:
Hundreds of chairs were filled at a Friends University auditorium on Thursday evening as Democrat James Thompson and Libertarian Chris Rockhold squared off in a debate for the 4th Congressional District special election.
A vacant seat between them was for Republican candidate Ron Estes, who did not attend.… Read more ...
Andy Burns at LP.org:
The Libertarian National Committee (LNC) is seeking applicants to serve on the Platform Committee and on the Bylaws and Rules Committee for the July 1-3, 2018 national convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. The LNC expects to make the appointments during its April 15-16, 2017 meeting so as to give the committees plenty of time to complete their tasks before the convention.… Read more ...
Lauren Daugherty at LP.org:
Did you hear the happy news last week?
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) announced that they will not appeal the District Court’s decision that the FEC must uphold the law on their regulation of the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).
The Libertarian Party was a co-plaintiff in this case.… Read more ...
Lauren Daugherty at LP.org:
Last week, we announced the contest to help choose our 2018 Libertarian Party National Convention theme.
Thanks to all who voted!
These top five advance to the next round:
$1,370 – I’m That Libertarian!
$1,097 – Pro Choice on Everything
$608 – Empowering the Individual
$220 – The Power of Principle
$155 – Building Bridges, Not Walls
These 11 have been eliminated :
$150 – Future of Freedom
$115 – Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
$105 – Rise of the Libertarians
$75 – Free Lives Matter
$42 – Be Me, Be Free
$18 – Make Taxation Theft Again
$15 – Jazzed About Liberty
$15 – All of Your Freedoms, All of the Time
$15 – Taxation is Theft
$5 – Liberty Here and Now
$5 – Am I Being Detained!… Read more ...
Darryl W. Perry is chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire and sought the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2016. Originally posted at fpp.cc:
It’s safe to say that asset forfeiture is in need of serious reform, and the idea seems to be getting some support from unlikely individuals.… Read more ...