Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Libertarian Party of Nevada condemns U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions

LPNevada.org:

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The Libertarian Party of Nevada condemns U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s retraction of the Cole Memo. We refuse to condone the federal government’s desire to penalize victimless “crimes,” or otherwise sow fear, uncertainty, and doubt into Nevada’s newest industry.

Secure link to official PDF.

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Libertarian Party amicus brief mentioned in SCOTUSblog article on Ohio voter purge case

Nicholas Sarwark to LNC list:

Subject: [Lnc-votes] [Lnc-business] Our amicus brief was mentioned in the SCOTUSblog article on the Ohio case

“The Libertarian National Committee suggests that Ohio’s rule also disproportionately affects voters who do not support the two major political parties. Those voters, it contends, “are particularly likely to engage in principled non-voting,” but the Ohio rule punishes them for not voting by dropping them from the rolls.

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Gary Johnson: Trump admin marijuana policy shift could cost him reelection

Brandon Carter at The Hill via Cody Quirk at ATPR:

Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson warned in a new interview that the Trump administration’s reversal on a key marijuana policy could cost Trump his reelection.

In an interview with the Washington Examiner, Johnson said Trump is “grossly underestimating the anger” that will follow Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinding a Justice Department policy on states legalizing marijuana.… Read more ...

LP.org: Congress should let FISA amendments expire

LP.org:

Section 702 loophole allows sweeping warrants to spy on U.S. citizens

Libertarians advocate individual privacy and government transparency. We are committed to ending government’s practice of spying on everyone.

Congress passed the FISA Amendments Act in 2008 to enable surveillance of persons or organizations outside the United States, but in practice section 702 of the act includes sweeping warrants for the National Security Agency (NSA) and its PRISM surveillance program to collect static information stored in widely used online portals like Google and Facebook — no matter whose information it is.… Read more ...

Colorado LP Board Calls for Transparency on National LP Convention Committees

The Board of the Libertarian Party of Colorado today declared that the state Party’s appointees to the 2018 National Platform Committee shall be “conditional upon appointee not agreeing to any secrecy requirements for discussions that reasonably would be considered committee discussion such as any email list to which all committee members have access or emails copied to the entire committee.”

The vote on the measure passed 5-2. … Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Private-sector sexual misconduct punished while politicians let off easy’

LP.org:

Individuals own their bodies and have rights over them that other individuals, groups, and governments may not violate.
Sexual misconduct has long been a problem in both the public and private spheres, but today there is a stark difference between intolerance of sexual misconduct in the world of business and tolerance in the world of politics. Private-sector organizations have begun taking decisive action to cut ties with sexual predators, while political institutions continue to tolerate and even celebrate them.… Read more ...

LP.org: Libertarian Party salutes bitcoin success (and happily accepts bitcoin donations)

LP.org:

Bitcoin

On Dec. 6, the price of bitcoin surpassed $13,000, gaining more than $1,000 in value from a record high only the previous day. In April 2013, back when the price of bitcoin fluctuated between $76 and $266, Slate writer Eric Posner called the digital currency “a libertarian fantasy.” The Libertarian Party was already accepting bitcoin contributions then — the first political party to do so — through a system that immediately converted them to dollars, as required by policy.… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Freedom of association should be a piece of cake’

LP.org:

Libertarians embrace the concept that all people are born with certain inherent rights. We reject the idea that a natural right can ever impose an obligation upon others to fulfill that “right.” We condemn bigotry as irrational and repugnant. Government should neither deny nor abridge any individual’s human right based upon sex, wealth, ethnicity, creed, age, national origin, personal habits, political preference or sexual orientation. Members of private organizations retain their rights to set whatever standards of association they deem appropriate, and individuals are free to respond with ostracism, boycotts and other free-market solutions.

Wedding cakes have become a controversial topic, as a few bakers who object to gay marriages on religious grounds decline to make cakes for those weddings. The U.S. Supreme Court heard Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission on Dec. 5, and will soon decide whether Colorado baker Jack Phillips should be legally required to violate his religious conscience and make a wedding cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a gay couple.… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Relieved by Roy Moore’s defeat? Thank a Libertarian’

LP.org:

Write in Ron Bishop for Alabama Senator

Republican candidate Roy Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones in the Dec. 12 special election for U.S. Senate. The Moore campaign was plagued by allegations of sexual impropriety, and voters turned away in droves from what was once considered a safe GOP seat. The race was so close, though, that Jones won by a margin of only 1.5 percent — less than the 1.7 percent of votes for write-in candidates, including Libertarian Ron Bishop.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Sets Location and Date of 2020 Presidential Convention

Ballot Access News:

On December 10, the Libertarian Party national committee met in New Orleans and decided that the party’s 2020 presidential convention will be in Austin, Texas, over Memorial Day weekend. As far as is known, no other political party, major or minor, has yet chosen a location for its 2020 presidential convention.… Read more ...

Jury Verdict in Warren Redlich’s Lawsuit for Defamation Against Roger Stone Over 2010 Gubernatorial Campaign

Ballot Access News:

Warren Redlich was the Libertarian Party nominee for Governor of New York in 2010. He polled 48,386 votes, the best showing that party has ever polled for Governor of New York. If he had reached 50,000 votes, the party would have become ballot-qualified for the first time.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Notice of Bylaws Committee Meeting 12/17/17

Meeting Name: Bylaws Committee
When: 12/17/2017 6:00 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM Eastern
Purpose: To consider proposals relating to the size of the LNC postponed from the previous meeting, and to consider business relevant to the committee’s recommendation regarding the Presidential campaign agreement.

Requested by: Katz, by direction of the committee

As electronic meetings are in the nature of special meetings, no commitments may be made on items other than those listed in the call to meeting.… Read more ...