Category Archives: Liberty/Free Market Parties

Ron Paul: Liberty-minded Republicans should “forget about” GOP primaries, support the Libertarian Party instead

Ron Paul, following the conclusion of his son’s 2016 GOP primary campaign, appeared on FBN’s Kennedy to discuss what’s next for libertarians. He urges libertarians and liberty-minded Republicans alike to “forget about the Republican primary, and for that matter Republicans and Democrats.” Paul insists libertarians have nobody to vote for among any of the remaining major-party candidates, and should instead seek out and support “an alternative party” such as the L.P.… Read more ...

Liberty Hangout and Charles Peralo from BeingLibertarian.com Podcast with John McAfee

Youtube description:

Published on Dec 29, 2015

Yesterday, Liberty Hangout and Charles Peralo from BeingLibertarian.com had the privilege of being one of the first outlets to chat with tech mogul, security expert, and founder of a centi million dollar web security company, John McAfee, about his 2016 presidential campaign. We asked John about a number of his policy stances, ranging from intellectual property, to social security, free trade, Bitcoin, and more.

Read more ...

Doug Craig: John McAfee likely to run for Libertarian Presidential nomination

Libertarian National Committee member and former LP of Georgia state chair Doug Craig on facebook (H/T Caryn Ann Harlos):

Just got a call from USA Today newspaper. .they wanted to ask me about the John Mcafee campaign ..I told them I had talked to him about ballot acces and always welcomed all voices to the debate when it comes to freedom.

Read more ...

New Party in Vermont Says it Will Qualify for 2016 Ballot

Neil Johnson

Neil Johnson

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

According to this story, a new party, the Green Mountain Party, has been organized in Vermont and it expects to be on the ballot in 2016.

From the article cited, written by Jasper Craven:

“When we vote, we as citizens think we’ve made changes on a local and state level, but we get the same results,” said 51-year-old Neil Johnson in a press release announcing the formation of the party.… Read more ...

Tom Knapp: ‘I Have to Admit, Donald Trump is Making Me Re-Think the Whole “Deportation” Issue’

Thomas L. Knapp writes at Kn@ppster:

I have to admit, Donald Trump is making me re-think the whole “deportation” issue.

In fact, I’m leaning toward the idea that all Trump supporters should be deported to North Korea where things will be more to their liking.

But I’m also kind of Romneyish on it.

Read more ...

Juan Williams: House Freedom Caucus should leave GOP and form their own party

gopsplit

Juan Williams writes at Fox News:

The quickest path to a return to health for the party is a political divorce.

The Tea Party activists need to make it official and petition to form their own political party. Heritage Action, the Senate Conservative Fund and right-wing talk radio can lead the Tea Party faithful to the exit.

Read more ...

Alternet Article on Frivolous Political Parties

Red Kelly (OWL Party) 1976 Washington State Voting Pamphlet entry

Kali Holloway has this article at Alternet about four frivolous political parties. The title indicates that there are five, but the fifth entry is actually about write-in votes for Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. The parties profiled are the Guns and Dope Party, the OWL Party, the Straight Talking American Government Party (or STAG Party), and the Rent is Too Damn High Party.… Read more ...

McAfee to seek presidency under Cyber Party banner

mcafeeJohn McAfee, founder of computer antivirus software company McAfee Associates and computer security device firm Future Tense Central, has announced he will seek the presidency in 2016 as the candidate of the Cyber Party. His website McAfee16.com went live Tuesday evening.

According to CNN, McAfee said he “decided to run after being encouraged by ‘almost everyone’ he knows and meets.” He said, “I have a huge underground following on the web.… Read more ...

Kent McManigal: Excuses for Borderism

Kent-McManigal-colorFrom Kent McManigal, 2008 Libertarian Party and Boston Tea Party candidate:

Maybe America and “our culture” can’t survive the lack of a government enforced border.
Maybe gun owners will see their liberty stripped away due to new “laws” supported by new migrants.
Maybe welfare will be overwhelmed and run out of funds.

Read more ...

J.R. Myers: Tundra Roots Coalition, An Alaskan Tale

J.R. Myers

From Alaska Constitution Party chairman J.R. Myers, submitted to IPR for publication:

What is going on in Alaska politics? Who are some of the players? What can we expect? Oil prices are dropping and are now far below State of Alaska budget predictions of over $100 a barrel. Output and actual oil flow volume have decreased precipitously in the Alaska Pipeline.… Read more ...

Thomas Keister Running for President with U.S. Marijuana Party

Thomas Keister

Thomas Keister

Thomas Keister, who was previously affiliated with the Libertarian Party of Indiana, has announced his 2016 presidential candidacy as the nominee of the U.S. Marijuana Party.

In his initial campaign announcement on his blog, he originally said he would run a write-in campaign either with the USMJP or as an independent:

So, wait…am I declaring myself a candidate for President of the United States in 2016?

Read more ...

Czech libertarians proclaim “Liberland” micronation between Croatia and Serbia

The area claimed by Liberland: green area labeled ‘Siga’.

A group of Czech actvists associated with the libertarian Party of Free Citizens, has claimed a sliver of land along the Danube between Croatia and Serbia as the “Republic of Liberland”. Marked in green and labeled “Siga” on the map above, the territory in question is nominally claimed by neither Serbia nor Croatia, but is under de facto Croatian administration.… Read more ...