Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Libertarian National Committee Motion: Censure Assemblyman John Moore and Ask for Return of Campaign Contribution

11178074_427322150773706_3835511002810801448_nFrom the LNC Business Discussion List here.

We have an electronic mail ballot.

Votes are due to the LNC-Business list by October 31, 2016 at 11:59:59pm Pacific time.

Co-Sponsors: Harlos, Demarest, Hayes, Vohra, Starchild, Goldstein, Redpath


Whereas Nevada Assemblyman John Moore, a former Republican who in January 2016 switched to the Libertarian Party while in office, has during the past month voted not once but twice in the span of as many days to raise taxes on his constituents, including a vote to support a “More Cops” tax which the Libertarian Party of Nevada has tirelessly and thus far successfully opposed, and a vote to provide a $750 million subsidy to finance a billionaire-owned sports stadium at the expense of, among others, indigent persons renting weekly rooms in motels; and

Whereas the elected leaders of our state affiliate party in Nevada have rightfully voted to censure Assemblyman Moore for these egregious votes; and

Whereas we wish to convey a strong message to all and sundry that while we welcome sitting legislators in the Republican or Democrat parties who decide to switch to the Libertarian Party as an act of conscience, we do not welcome them if they intend, as members of our party, to continue voting and acting like Republicans or Democrats;

Therefore be it resolved that the Libertarian National Committee hereby censures Assemblyman Moore for his recent votes in support of tax increases, requests that he return the $10,000 campaign contribution which the LNC this season voted to send him, and admonishes him to henceforward be a better champion of the values held by members of the political party with which he has chosen to affiliate if he intends to remain a Libertarian.… Read more ...

What Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Did the Night of the Debate He Wasn’t Invited To

Gary Johnson wasn’t invited to the debate on October 19th with Hillary and Donald, so he found something else to do that evening. First, there was a rally in Hollywood:

Then, he paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel:

Mr. Johnson is the Libertarian Party’s 2016 candidate for President. … Read more ...

Short Wikinews Interview with Darryl Perry

As part of Wikinews’ monthly series on the 2016 presidential election, I briefly interviewed write-in presidential candidate Darryl Perry.

On September 29, writer and former 2016 Libertarian Party (LP) presidential candidate Darryl Perry, the newly-elected chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire (LPNH), announced the creation of a write-in campaign for president across several states.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Colorado: Caryn Ann Harlos Challenges Colorado’s Ballot “Selfie” Law

On October 20, 2016, attorney Adam Frank sent the following letter on behalf of Libertarian Party of Colorado Communications Director and Libertarian National Committee Region 1 Representative, Caryn Ann Harlos, regarding her intent to break the Colorado statute prohibiting disclosing the contents of one’s ballot to others:

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She has stated that it is her intent to have suit filed on her behalf in Federal Court alleging civil rights violations if the Attorney General does not confirm in writing that this law will not be prosecuted.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Nevada Censures Assemblyman John Moore

screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-12-09-16-pmLas Vegas, Nevada (17 October 2016) – The Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Nevada unanimously censured Libertarian Assemblyman John Moore last Friday for his support of two tax increases on Nevada citizens in the past week. His betrayal of principles with an unscrupulous YES vote on the $2 billion taxpayer-funded Raiders stadium hurt the already-exploited taxpayers of Nevada, damaged the credibility of the Libertarian Party of Nevada, and shattered the confidence of tens of thousands in their Assemblyman.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson: My Foreign Policy Vision

Posted to National Interest

Show me an America with less debt, greater economic strength, and robust trade relationships across the globe, and I will show you a safer, more secure, America.

Gary Johnson
October 7, 2016

I recently delivered a major foreign address at the University of Chicago, in which I highlighted the need for a departure from our foreign policy adventurism—and the need to demonstrate American strength through economic trade and through diplomacy.… Read more ...

Prediction: 3rd Parties Will Win

by Peter B. Gemma

Commentary originally published by OpEdNews

piechartelection2016-1-56-06-pmIn a vacuum of serious policy decisions and debates, minor parties can be effective catalysts for issues that are eventually absorbed by the major parties. In his book The Other Candidates: Third Parties in General Elections, author Frank Smallwood observed that alternative political candidates, “have often been successful in advancing initiatives that have later been incorporated into our political life.… Read more ...

THE WEEK: Anatomy of a faceplant: Inside the Libertarian Party’s abysmal 2016 campaign


The headline says it all.  The full article is HERE.

Highlights include:

“Johnson seems likely to be remembered as a brief, embarrassing political oddity.”

“The LP’s big break has been marked by one avoidable gaffe after another, an abysmally embarrassing performance and an incomparable lost opportunity. . . . presenting (libertarianism) largely as centrism .… Read more ...

HBO’s Oliver: “Choose the Least of Four Evils”

After brief mentions of Jim Hedges of the Prohibition Party, Dan Vacek of the Legal Marijuana Now Party, and write-in Independent candidate Joe Exotic, HBO’s John Oliver offers a cutting explication of the positions articulated (and in Dr. Stein’s case, sung) by the Libertarian and Green Party candidates.  This includes memorable analysis such as:

“Come on Gary!… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Radical Caucus: Libertarian Wing of the Libertarian Party Endorses, Funds Radical Candidates for Office

lprcsocialArlington, VA – The Libertarian Party Radical Caucus (LPRC), known as the “libertarian wing of the Libertarian Party”, announced today its endorsement of 19 candidates running for office on the Libertarian Party ticket during the 2016 election cycle.

The endorsed candidates are seeking positions at the local, state, and federal level.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson is Coming to Southern California! Rally on October 19th

Gary Johnson for President 2016
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Volunteers in California make plans at a strategy meeting

You are a Rockstar!

Thank you for showing your support for Gary Johnson and Bill Weld. Because of you this election is going to make history. Never before has a Libertarian Party candidate shown so strongly in the polls. Never before has a third party candidate retained it’s polling numbers through the summer. 

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Augustus Sol Invictus Launches Website

Originally published at The Saturnalian

Invictus War Room

Former Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate Augustus Sol Invictus, chairman of the Orange County, Florida Libertarian Party, launched a new website today at 12:23 am EDT, the precise moment at which the Moon became full over Invictus’ hometown of Orlando.

Invictus announced the new site, titled Invictus War Room, via press release on Facebook.… Read more ...