Tag Archives: drug war

Darryl W. Perry Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate 2016: The Case for Legalizing Meth

Original post can be found here.

Darryl-headshot-2015-sqThe vast majority of Americans, Prohibition Party members excluded, will admit alcohol prohibition was a dismal failure. The so-called noble experiment, which lasted from January 16, 1920 until December 5, 1933, has a lot of similarities with the War on Drugs, and a few differences.… Read more ...

LP Attacks Rand Paul Over Latest Stance on Drug War

LP Facebook post on May 14th:

Many of you planned to support Rand Paul in 2016, hoping that he was serious about ending the wasteful and expensive War on Drugs.


The bad news: he is not. (http://reason.com/blog/2013/05/13/rand-paul-assures-evangelicals-that-he-d)

The good news: there are hundreds of Libertarian candidates who are. We are working to keep them on the ballot (which involves fighting legal battles from both Republicans and Democrats), and promote them.

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Gary Johnson ad: End the War on Drugs

Libertarian Presidential nominee Gary Johnson has released a new web ad today focusing on his position on the war on drugs. In it, he rails against the current administration and former governor Romney for their support of the current drug war policies, and Johnson’s advocacy for the legalization of marijuana. Watch the video below.… Read more ...

Can the Libertarian Party Make Marijuana Legalization A Mainstream Issue

Third parties were the first electoral parties to push a number of then-fringe issues into the mainstream over the years in the United States. From the abolition of slavery and universal suffrage to social security and prohibition, third parties have pioneered many issues that became law or nearly so. This article at The Atlantic suggests that the Libertarian Party in 2012 might push the legalization of marijuana into the mainstream.… Read more ...

Bill White: End the Drug War

From an article posted on June 21, 2011, on TheMorningCall.com:

I certainly don’t agree with the Libertarian Party on everything, but when it comes to its stance on the War on Drugs, we’re absolutely on the same page.

To that end, I’d like to share the party’s statement last week as we marked four decades of America’s War on Drugs.

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Libertarian Party: 40 Years Is Enough – End the Drug War

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June 17, 2011

Contact: Wes Benedict, Executive Director
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Libertarian Party: 40 years is enough – end the Drug War

WASHINGTON – June 17, 2011 is the 40th anniversary of America’s War on Drugs. Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle issued the following statement today:

“On June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a ‘War on Drugs,’ which has become a relentless violation of the lives and property of Americans, including many who have never taken illegal drugs.… Read more ...

Libertarian Blue: ‘Libertarians are Right Wing?’

Libertarian Blue:

One of the advantages or disadvantages (depending on how you look at it) to being a libertarian is that liberals and conservatives accuse of us of being the other.

Daily Dish blogger Andrew Sullivan had nominated Lew Rockwell of all people for the Michelle Malkin award. Now what in anyone’s political mind who actually pays attention and not just repeats sound bites would think Lew Rockwell and Michelle Malkin are the same stripe?… Read more ...

Personal Freedom Party: ‘Tell Your Children! Fight The Menace! Kill The Devil! Save The Country!’

Via Liberty Lion:

On November 11, 2010, the Personal Freedom Party adopted the following Slogan:

Tell Your Children! Fight The Menace! Kill The Devil! Save The Country!

The phrase was used in the song “Reefer Madness” from Reefer Madness: The Musical, which is a musical satire of the 1938 cult movie classic Tell Your Children (now commonly referred to as Reefer Madness).

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Jesse Walker: A farewell to Bob Barr-endorsed Russ Feingold

Jesse Walker at Reason Hit and Run:

Russ Feingold wasn’t just endorsed by Bob Barr. He was the Bob Barr of the left, and I mean that mostly as a compliment. When Barr was in Congress he could be bad on “social” freedoms, especially the drug war, but he nonetheless took stances on privacy and due process that made him far above average on civil liberties as a whole.… Read more ...

Eric Sundwall: ‘Long live the Libertarian Party’

Eric Sundwall in the Examiner:

While some partisans lick their chops in anticipation of their new political spoils and others their wounds from electoral battle, Libertarian Party members of NY and activists are scrambling to determine if in fact they may have ballot status. Reminded of the 1998 effort of the Working Families Party that woke up the next day with forty five thousand votes, long time third party activists like the Greens Mark Dunlea has reminded this Redlich staffer that miracles can happen outside Lake Placid in New York.… Read more ...

Green Party to Tea Party: What about military spending?

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

The Colorado Independent has an interesting story about Colorado Green Party US Senate candidate Bob Kinsey:

In the nailbiter Colorado U.S. Senate race watched by the nation this week, Green Party candidate Bob Kinsey came in third place, after Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet and Republican Ken Buck.

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Cisse Spragins: ‘Listen to the Dems, vote Libertarian’

Cisse Spragins, Missouri Libertarian Party chair, in the Joplin Independent:

In numerous states across the nation, including Missouri, Democrats have been spending their money to promote Libertarian candidates.

From mailers to robo calls, groups, sometimes identified and sometimes not, have been targeting conservative voters with information on Libertarian candidates, typically stressing their fiscal conservative values and desire to abide by the Constitution.… Read more ...