LP.org: Final round of voting on convention theme

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: Asset Forfeiture reform gets unlikely allies

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 ...

Justin Tucker: My Path to Liberty

Justin Tucker at outrightusa.org:

There is a concept in sociology called political socialization. It’s a process in which one’s family, friends, community, schools, religious institutions, media and other factors shape how one forms their political philosophy. Because parents have the most influence over their children’s development, people generally tend to adopt comparable views on politics as their folks.… Read more ...

SC Green candidate David Kulma attends a meet-n-greet: Goldman Sachs vs Adjunct Professor

David Kulma, Green for Congress in SC's 5th

Green Party Watch:

SC Green candidate David Kulma attends a meet-n-greet. Three Democratic candidates address Rock Hill Rising.

Green Party candidate David Kulma attended a forum where retired Goldman Sachs executive Archie Parnell and two other Democrats addressed Rock Hill Rising.

March 15th in Rock Hill South Carolina a group of citizens took their virtual community to the “real world” by hosting a gathering of three contenders for the Democratic Party nomination in SC Congressional District 5.… Read more ...

Austin Petersen: Welcome To Obamacare Lite!

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NJ Libertarians Nominate Pete Rohrman for Governor

In front of a sold-out crowd at Rutgers University on Saturday, the NJ Libertarian Party nominated Marine Veteran Peter Rohrman for Governor. Rohrman’s platform includes property tax reform, school choice, legalizing marijuana and ending corporate welfare.

Rohrman first gained attention with strong campaigns for Bergen County Freeholder.

“I believe in maximizing personal freedom.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier than We Think’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org (excerpt):

Every action prompts a reaction. Members of Congress, who do not like to face real people in real auditoriums, between elections, are responding by refusing to meet with those they represent or insisting on telephone “town meetings”. Well, the response by the voters should be to announce their own town meetings with their own demands and reforms, at a publically convenient location.… Read more ...

Nino Brown at the PSL’s Liberation News: Trump plunges deeper into Syrian war

Nino Brown at the PSL’s Liberation News:

boots-on-the-ground-in-syria-just-became-a-lot-more-likelyDespite various proclamations that the United States will not have any “boots on the ground” in Syria, on March 9 the Washington Post and CNN reported that the Trump administration sent hundreds of Marines to the area in and around Manbij, Syria, to allegedly prevent conflict between U.S.… Read more ...

“The CIA Just Got Nuked!”: John McAfee on ‘Vault 7’ Revelation

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Report Says Arnold Schwarzenegger was Thinking of Running for U.S. Senate in 2018 as an Independent

Ballot Access News:

This story says Arnold Schwarzenegger is considering running for U.S. Senate in 2018 as an independent. If he does that, his own top-two law will not permit him to have the ballot label “independent”. The law, which he backed with all his resources, says independents are on the ballot as “party preference: none.”

The California U.S.

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News Story Says Cheri Honkala, Green Party Nominee for Pennsylvania Legislature, Might Win Even as a Write-In

Ballot Access News:

This Metro article about the special Pennsylvania legislature election says that even though Cheri Honkala, Green Party nominee, is a write-in candidate, she could still win. No Democrat is on the ballot either.

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Independent Record: Libertarians Pick Inverness Rancher for Congressional Race

Montana’s Libertarian Party picked Mark Wicks to be its candidate in the May 25 special election, finalizing the slate to fill the state’s vacant congressional seat.

The 46-year-old cattle rancher and writer from Inverness will be up against Democrat Rob Quist, a political newcomer, and Republican Greg Gianforte, who unsuccessfully ran for governor last fall.… Read more ...