LP Bylaws Committee Transparency Issues

Message posted in LNC Business Discuss – a group any LP member can join and view.

“LP Member in a private post:

Despite the fact that transparency is necessity for committees to:

1) Ensure committee member accountability;
2) Educate the membership on committee members and positions held;
3) Provide additional insight into reasoning behind proposals;
4) And, serve as a safeguard for committee members so that their words / positions are not represented without context or accuracy…

The LP Bylaws Committee has none.… Read more ...

Knapp: ‘Apropos of Libertarian Veterans Turning Into a Herd of Whiny Snowflakes …’

Kn@ppster:

Over at Facebook, Michael Weems reposted something I wrote some time back. It does seem applicable to current events in the Libertarian Party. So what the hey, why not re-use it as a blog post?

Who Got Served?


Thomas L. Knapp, 1985
Marine Corp Recruit Depot San Diego

As a veteran of the US Marine Corps (1984-1995, “honorably discharged”), I’ve always found the obligatory “thank you for your service” remarks somewhat grating.… Read more ...

LPHQ job postings: Press Secretary, Candidate Support Specialist



via LP.org:

The Libertarian Party is seeking a Press Secretary who shares our love of liberty and will help the Libertarian Party succeed as a vehicle for implementing libertarian policies.

Job Description:

The Press Secretary monitors breaking news and prepares responses from a Libertarian perspective. In addition to responding to what’s already happening, a highly successful Press Secretary will help the Libertarian Party and its candidates generate news worthy to Americans that gets picked up my major media outlets.… Read more ...

Constitution Party of Utah Holds Convention, Elects Officers

Gary Welch addresses the Constitution Party of Utah State Convention, 20 May 2017

The Constitution Party of Utah held its annual convention at the Salt Lake City Council Chambers on Saturday, 20 May 2017.

The following officers were elected:

Bryce Hamilton, Chairman (reelected)
Kirk Pearson, First Vice-Chairman (reelected)
Reed Miller, Second Vice-Chairman
Valerie Fauver, Secretary
Sherry Phipps, Treasurer

The Constitution Party of Utah was organized in August 2001 and achieved ballot status in 2004.… Read more ...

IPR turns 9 years old

IPR was launched exactly 9 years ago, on May 20th, 2008. By sheer coincidence – I was not here when the site started, but I was here not very long after that – I had a birthday today as well; a number also associated with a popular caliber of pistol, the sum of the two digits of which adds up to 9.… Read more ...

Austin Petersen and Dave Rubin: Libertarians, Taxation, Drugs, Guns, and Abortion (Full Interview)

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Commenting Issues on IPR

There have been a number of complaints recently about comments on IPR.

The biggest issue that bothers me is the claim that people are posting under the names of others, making it look like one person is saying something else.

I’m thinking about requiring people to login in order to comment.… Read more ...

Utah LP to hold Special Convention on Saturday June 10th

The resignation of (R) Third District Congressman Jason Chaffez, current Chair of the House Oversight Committee, has resulted in a Special Election being called for Tuesday November 7th, 2017 in Utah.  Candidates seeking the nomination of the various political parties have until Friday, May 26th to so declare. Political Parties have until Monday June 19th to submit nominees from their Special Convention process (candidates can also register with the state by May 26th to pursue a separate signature gathering process).… Read more ...

New York Assembly Passes Bill Moving Independent, Alt Party Petition Deadline from August to May

Ballot Access News:

On May 15, the New York Assembly passed AB 3052 by 127-16. Among other things, it moves the deadline for independent candidate petition deadlines from August to May. Here is the text; see section 13, subdivision 9, of the bill, at the bottom of page seven.

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LPHQ Special Event Conference Call – Fundraising 101

You are invited to a special conference call on

Fundraising 101

featuring
LNC Region 3 Representative
Brett Bittner

Tuesday, May 23

5 PM Pacific
6 PM Mountain
7 PM Central
8 PM Eastern

Brett Bittner served as the Executive Director of the
Advocates for Self-Government and of the Libertarian Party of Georgia.… Read more ...

Larry Sharpe speaks at LPWA State Convention 4.22.2017 (HD Version)

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KN@PP Stir Podcast, Episode 128: ‘This Machine Kills Boredom’

In today’s podcast, Knapp tackles subjects which have recently also been discussed at IPR such as Arvin Vohra’s recent comments about the military, white nationalists/racists in the LP, and the ever popular topic of comment moderation (in this case, as it relates to antisemitic and racist commenters at AntiWar.com).… Read more ...