Andy Craig at The Jack News: ‘Liberty and Abortion: Prohibition is Indefensible’


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Andy Craig at The Jack News:

Few topics evoke such heated emotions and angry disputes as the legality of abortion, generally permitted in the United States since the Supreme Court’s 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade, and affirmed by the 1992 ruling Planned Parenthood v.Read more ...

Ohio Libertarian Party Has More than 70,000 Signatures on its 2018 Petition for Party Status

Ballot Access News:

The Ohio Libertarian Party’s petition to get back on the ballot now has more than 70,000 signatures. The requirement is 54,965. The party expects to finish by December 31, 2017. This is easily the most difficult petition drive being undertaken by any political party during 2017. The Ohio requirement is the second highest number required by any state for new party ballot status for 2018 (when the easier method to get a new party, with the party label, is compared state-by-state).… Read more ...

Knappster: ‘Peter Thiel is Evil’

Thomas L. Knapp at Kn@ppster:

Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, filed a frivolous lawsuit against Gawker for running content that was indisputably  authentic but embarrassing to him (video of Bollea having sex someone else’s wife).

Peter Thiel maliciously funded that lawsuit because Gawker had previously published a claim that was true but that he didn’t want published (that Thiel is a gay man).… Read more ...

Maine Green Party Will Attempt to Run First Candidate for U.S. House

Ballot Access News:

Even though the Maine Green Party has been one of the strongest state units of the Green Party for many years, the party has never had a nominee for either branch of Congress. On November 24, Henry John Bear, one of the two Green state legislators, announced his candidacy for the 2nd district in 2018.

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Another Write-in Candidate Enters Alabama Senate Race, Gathers Mainstream Coverage

Ballot Access News:

Lee Busby, a former Marine Colonel, and a former aide to current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, says he is a write-in candidate for U.S. Senate in the Alabama December 12 election.

Breitbart has dubbed Busby McMuffin 2.0.

IPR has previously reported on the write-in campaign of Libertarian Ron Bishop in the same race, and there are a number of other active write-in campaigns.… Read more ...

The Jack News: ‘If Elected, Roy Moore Could Ditch the GOP for the Constitution Party’

The Jack News (excerpt):

In the aftermath of a series of allegations that Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore molested and assaulted teenage girls, the Republican National Committee, as well as the National Republican Senatorial Committee, have cut ties to Moore.

If elected, several senior GOP senators including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have predicted his expulsion.… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘On Giving Tuesday, give Liberty’

LP.org:

Today is Giving Tuesday.

This year, please give the gift of Liberty.

We have big ambitions for 2018.

– 2,000 Libertarian candidates on ballots nationwide.

– Winning more races, through strategic targeting.

– Building a robust database for state parties.

– 50 state (plus DC) ballot access so that every voter will have Libertarian candidates on their ballot.… Read more ...

Libertarians challenge GA ballot access law in federal court

LP.org:

Libertarian Party of Georgia

Georgia has long had insurmountable ballot access laws, but the Libertarian Party of Georgia and two potential LP congressional candidates have brought suit to challenge them in the U.S. Federal District Court in Atlanta. The lawsuit, filed on Nov. 21, challenges a state requirement that any political party receiving less than 5 percent of the votes in the previous general election must obtain notarized signatures from 5 percent of eligible voters in the district in order to place a congressional candidate on the ballot.… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Trump’s hypocritical reversal on Saudi Arabia’

LP.org:

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Saudia Arabian King Salman, Melania Trump, and President Donald Trump.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Saudia Arabian King Salman, Melania Trump, and President Donald Trump.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump posted on Facebook: “Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays.… Read more ...

The Jack News: ‘Libertarians vs the Alt-Right: Here’s Where Hans-Hermann Hoppe Gets It Wrong’

The Jack News:

Excerpt:

The podcaster Tom Woods, for example, has called the German-American Hoppe “one of the most significant libertarian thinkers in the world today.”

And yet in a September 2017 speech of his own on “Libertarianism and the alt-right,” Hoppe endorsed prohibiting immigration of most non-whites, called for a police crackdown on minorities, and expressed enthusiasm the basic tenets of racial separatism and ethno-nationalism.

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Andre Gabriel Esparza: Patrick Smith, Candidate for Texas (not) Governor, Seeks to Restore Self-Ownership, End Government


Patrick Smith, identified on his website as “Non-Aggression Principle compliant human. Current and Future Not-Governor of Texas”

Andre Gabriel Esparza at dontcomply.com (H/T TE Finnegan):

What a treat it would be to live in your home and engage in voluntary transactions without being monitored or stolen from. Being in charge of your own methods of self-defense without anyone’s permission.… Read more ...

Rushford Liberty Party candidates take victories in local elections

In the town of Rushford, New York, a group of local citizens had joined together to form a local political group, under the name of the Liberty Party. In the 2017 elections, the Rushford Liberty Party had four candidates placed on ballot under the Liberty Party ballot line via independent nominating petition.… Read more ...