Thomas L. Knapp running for Libertarian Party of Florida exec com

Thomas L. Knapp at Kn@ppster:

Subject: Notice of Candidacy
From: Thomas Knapp
To: selection [at] lpf.org

To whom it may concern:

It is my intention to seek election to the position of Director At Large (1) at the Libertarian Party of Florida’s 2017 state convention.

Best regards,
Thomas L. Knapp

Elsewhere at his blog, Knapp also offers a proposed LPF bylaws motion and rationale and analysis of a recent LPF exec comm meeting.… Read more ...

Alaska Top-Two Bill Passes One Committee 4-3, is Sent to Another Committee

Ballot Access News:

On Saturday, April 15, the Alaska top-two bill, HB 200, passed the House Judiciary Committee 4-3. But it must now go to the State Affairs Committee. The bill’s sponsor, Representative Gabrielle Ledoux, is a member of the House Judiciary Committee.

All the testimony taken on the bill on Friday, April 14, was opposed to the bill.… Read more ...

Mark Anderson: ‘Satanism in the Libertarian Party’

Mark Anderson at Freedom Gulch:

How offended are you that the national Libertarian Party Facebook page posted a meme that quoted the Satanic Temple?

If your answer is anything but “I’m not at all offended”, then just stop.

If you didn’t know, the Libertarian Party Facebook page published a meme that did in fact, quote the Satanic Temple.… Read more ...

Brian Becker at PSL: ‘China sounds the alarm: Trump prepares for war against Korea’

By Brian Becker, ANSWER Coalition National Coordinator at the PSL’s Liberation News:

It is not possible to overstate the impact on U.S. and global politics of Trump’s unilateral, surprise cruise missile strikes on Syria at the very moment that he was having dinner with China’s President Xi Jinping.

China got Trump’s message.… Read more ...

Dr. Scott Bradley Discusses Constitutionality Of Missile Strike On Syria

constitutionparty.com:

In under 8 minutes Dr. Scott Bradley, PhD in Constitutional Law and 2016 Constitution Party VP Nominee, touches on the Constitutionality of the recent missile strike launched against Syria.

 

For those saying the President has the power to launch an attack:

Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 of the Constitution of the United States:

[The Congress shall have Power To…] Declare war

Article 2, Section 2, Clause 1 & 2 of the Constitution of the United States:

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur…

 

For those citing that Commander-In-Chief = ability to unilaterally launch attacks in which Americans are not in imminent danger:

Thomas Jefferson, in 1801 as President:

He was “unauthorized by the Constitution, without the sanction of Congress, to go beyond the line of defense.”

Federalist 69, Alexander Hamilton:

The President is to be the “commander-in-chief of the army and navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several States, when called into the actual service of the United States.… Read more ...

LP.org: Larry Sharpe Conference Call on Communicating Libertarianism

From LPHQ:

You are invited to a special conference call on Communicating Libertarianism featuring LNC Regional Alternate Larry Sharpe

Tuesday, April 18

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

Larry Sharpe is a businessman and speaker. He has trained and coached hundreds of executives, entrepreneurs, leaders and employees from organizations all over the world.… Read more ...

Libertarians United Against Fascism write open letter to LNC; Starchild responds

From the Libertarian National Committee list:

On Apr 12, 2017, at 9:51 AM, Liberty Antifa wrote:

Hello LNC members,

We are contacting all of you in regards to recent events involving the Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF). By now you are probably long aware of the controversy surrounding the fascist lawyer and former LPF Senate candidate Augustus Sol Invictus.

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Marc Montoni: William Norman Grigg, RIP

William Norman Grigg, RIP

By Marc Montoni

April 12, 2017

Libertarian freedom-fighter William N. Grigg passed away suddenly today.

He was 54.

Grigg is survived by his wife Korrin and their six children.  If you value and care about the stalwarts of the libertarian movement, be aware that medical costs and the loss of the family breadwinner will be a hardship — so please consider showing others that Libertarians care about our own – by throwing in a few dollars for the family:

https://www.gofundme.com/medical-support-for-will-grigg

Adam Kokesh Arrested at Anti-Syria War Protest, Witness Speaks Out

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Thread for liveblogging 2017 LNC Meeting in Pittsburgh

lncdec16

By request of one of our other editors I am setting up this thread for liveblogging during the upcoming LNC meeting this weekend. Links to the first few reports posted for the meeting, chair’s proposed agenda, live broadcast, LNC and staff listings, and information on the venue were posted previously. https://www.lp.org/event/lnc-meeting/ will have additional reports as they come in.… Read more ...

Alexandria Brown: Response to Ryan Ramsey and Timeline of Events


Ryan Ramsey is the guy with no shirt on in the photo above.

Via email from Alexandria Brown, in response to an article by Ryan Ramsey. My own response to sections of that article as well as a followup article dealing with myself, IPR and Warren Redlich is still forthcoming.Read more ...

Kn@ppster: ‘We’re going to shut it down’

Thomas L. Knapp at Kn@ppster:

That’s a gang calling themselves “Libertarians United Against Fascism.” What they’re threatening to shut down, unless they get their way, is the Libertarian Party of Florida’s state convention. And their two demands relating to that threat are designed to be impossible to meet.

Here’s their threat in full.… Read more ...