Thomas L. Knapp: @Yesyoureracist crowdsources social preferencing

Thomas L. Knapp at the Garrison Center:

IPR note: The author has run for office several times as a Libertarian Party candidate and served multiple terms on LP exec comms at various levels.

The Twitter account @YesYoureRacist went up in 2012, but jumped from about 65,000 followers to more than 350,000 in the days following Virginia’s “Battle of Charlottesville.” After an army of white nationalists rioted to “Unite the Right,” murdering one and injuring dozens, @YesYoureRacist admin Logan Smith swung into action to identify, then “name and shame,” the attendees.… Read more ...

Philadelphia Magazine Story on Upcoming Trial on Green-Republican Lawsuit

Ballot Access News:

Philadelphia Magazine and WURD radio have this story about the upcoming trial in Little v Vasquez, the lawsuit over the March 2017 special election for state representative in Philadelphia’s 197th state house district. The case is in federal court and has a trial on September 13 at 2 p.m.… Read more ...

Larry Sharpe: How Can Libertarians Win in New York State?

Read more ...

Stand Up Republic Statement Regarding the Violent White Supremacist Protests in Charlottesville, Virginia

Stand Up Republic was established by Evan McMullin and Mindy Finn, Independent conservative candidates for President & Vice-President in 2016. They have issued the following statement on the violent protests in Charlottesville:

After two days of violent white supremacist protests in Charlottesville escalated to the point of terrorism and fatality, now is the time for principled American leaders to stand up and speak against the neo-Nazi, alt-right, and white nationalist movements.… Read more ...

LP Release: “Libertarians condemn bigotry as irrational and repugnant”

Libertarian National Committee Executive Director Wes Benedict issued the following statement:

The Libertarian Party condemns bigotry as irrational and repugnant, and offers its condolences to the family of the woman killed in Charlottesville, Va.

There is no room for racists and bigots in the Libertarian Party. If there are white nationalists who — inappropriately — are members of the Libertarian Party, I ask them to submit their resignations today.

Read more ...

Third Party Info: ‘Interview with Paul Bachmann, Chairman of the Florida Reform Party’

Third Party Info:

1. Do you think that the Reform Party can be revitalized?

Not only do I think we can, but that has already started.

2. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Sure. In 1992, after having worked since the age of 16, my doctors determined I was disabled.… Read more ...

Third Party Info: ‘Interview with Matt Riccardi, Constitution Party`s candidate for Governor of New Jersey’

thirdpartyinformation.tumblr.com:

1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?

My name is Matt Riccardi. I was born and raised in Union City, NJ. I joined the United States Marine Corps at 17 and served from 2005-2009. I spent 25 months overseas in a support element to the War on Terror.… Read more ...

Nicholas Sarwark, Arvin Vohra call out Jeff Deist and the Mises Institute’s “blood and soil” politics

Via FB:

Nicholas Sarwark shared Arvin Vohra’s post.

Since so many are asking “What’s the big deal about Jeff Deist’s speech,” let me break it down.

The speech ends with, “In other words, blood and soil and God and nation still matter to people. Libertarians ignore this at the risk of irrelevance.”

Here’s what you need to know.… Read more ...

Liberty Against Fascism: ‘Restating the Obvious: An Open Letter from the Libertarian Movement’

This letter from https://libertyagainstfascism.wordpress.com/ came out before the Charlottesville attack.

Today (August 12th, 2017), the “Unite the Right” rally is scheduled to proceed in Charlottesville, VA. The “Right” being united there isn’t just any “Right,” but one that welcomes white supremacists and self-described fascists. Multiple speakers will say this themselves, and the chants at a chaotic pre-event march the night before included Neo-Nazi slogans.… Read more ...

Nicholas Sarwark: ‘Nationalism and racism is a sickness that flows from weakness and lack of anything other than the privilege of birth to be proud of’

via facebook:

Nicholas Sarwark was feeling sad.
August 12 at 8:05pm · Phoenix, AZ

I have dedicated my life to defending individual freedom. Freedom to make good choices or bad choices. Freedom to say kind things or hurtful things. Freedom to pursue happiness anyway you choose as long as you don’t hurt other people and don’t take their stuff.… Read more ...

LSLA 2017: ‘Physically Removed, So to Speak: Making the LP Inhospitable to the Alt-Right and Other Nazis’

Youtube video posted by George Phillies. Youtube description:

The Libertarian State Leadership Alliance 2017 National Conference presents its panel “Physically Removed, So to Speak: Making the LP Inhospitable to the Alt-Right and Other Nazis” with Josh Katz (moderator), Jody Weitzman, Mike Shipley, and Leslee Anne Petersen. … Read more ...

Gary Johnson condemns racist violence in Charlottesville

Via https://www.facebook.com/govgaryjohnson/:

Racism killed people in Charlottesville this weekend. That is as un-American as it gets. In the nation our Founders created, even a tiny minority of vile and repugnant ‘demonstrators’ enjoys the right to express racist white-supremacist evil. BUT, the rest of us — the overwhelming majority — have the right, and I believe, the obligation, to condemn racism of every form.

Read more ...