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LPCO: Big Convention, Big Plans

From a Media Release by the Libertarian Party of Colorado:

The Libertarian Party of Colorado held its annual convention last weekend, March 24-26 2017, at the Westin hotel in Westminster Colorado.

Events began on Friday with a mixer, and concluded after business on Sunday.  The event included many speakers from around the country, and resulted in many changes to the makeup of the party’s leadership.… Read more ...

Jay Stooksberry: The One Reason We Can’t Solve the Gendered-Bathroom Issue

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Bloke or Sheila? Caballero or Señora? Sailor or Mermaid? Stallion or Filly?

We’ve all been there before—excusing ourselves from our meal while we dine out at our favorite local restaurant, only to find ourselves at a curious crossroads of picking the appropriate (yet obnoxiously-named) gender-specific bathroom.

This has become a hot topic of late—the gender-specific bathrooms that is, not the obnoxious names.… Read more ...

Brent DeRidder: Taxation Is Theft

Taxation is theft because words have definitions. Words evolve so perhaps one day taxation will not be theft. However, the idea will be the same despite having to be expressed using different words.

Taxation is theft even if you buy me something nice with the money.

Taxation is theft even if you buy someone else something nice with the money.… Read more ...

Brent DeRidder: We Will!

Posted by Brent DeRidder on facebook:

Are you advocating Liberty everyday?

What am I saying? Of course you are. You love to debate, to share your opinion, to shake your fist violently at statism wherever you see it. You are passionate, diligent, and driven.

Are you making a difference?

Absolutely.… Read more ...

Cody Quirk: Coming Out As Libertarian

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by Cody Quirk (American Third Party Report, September 6th, 2016):

This editorial has been long overdue for those that have followed, or paid close attention to my political progression over the past 4 years, of which has changed a bit drastically since our last presidential election. This editorial, in addition, will also serve somewhat as an apology to several Libertarian bloggers and commentators that I have argued and spared with online in the past over ideology, the U.S.… Read more ...

Trump 29, Clinton 27, Johnson 26 in Utah 4th Congressional District: Internal Poll for Rep. Mia Love

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Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson outside the Utah state capitol in June, after meeting with State Senators

Reported today by the Salt Lake Tribune:

CLEVELAND. On the convention floor, Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans took the microphone and proclaimed that not only would the party’s nominee, Donald Trump, win the Beehive State in November, but he would get his largest margin of victory in the nation there.

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Mayor of Charleston, WV leaves GOP, will vote for Gary Johnson

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that Danny Jones, the four-term Mayor of the West Virginia’s capital and largest city, has renounced his 45-year membership in the Republican Party and switched his voter registration to “unaffiliated.”

Jones also announced that he had previously decided to vote for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee.… Read more ...

Gov. Bill Weld: “I want to simply take a moment to express my deep gratitude to you for allowing me to join Governor Johnson on the Libertarian ticket”

From Gov. Bill Weld’s Facebook page:
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I apologize for being a couple of days behind in writing this letter. As you may have seen, Governor Johnson and I have been busy making the media rounds in New York City — taking the Libertarian Party’s message to virtually every network and major media outlet in the nation.… Read more ...

Avens O’Brien: Seriously, Where Are All the Libertarian Women?

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Photo by Judd Weiss

Posted to Libertarian Republic

By Avens O’Brien

There are two questions I find most often asked pertaining to libertarianism. The first is, “who will build the roads?” The second is, “why aren’t there more libertarian women?”

The question of women in the liberty movement feels like an annual resurgence—last summer the question was publicly raised again after an article about how Rand Paul was not polling well with women, allegedly due to his libertarian streak.… Read more ...

The Jason Stapleton Program: The Republican Liberty Caucus Should Remove Wayne Allyn Root

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By Remso W. Martinez
January 29, 2016

Do labels mean anything anymore? Apparently not, especially if you are Wayne Allyn Root…

As I stated in my recent op-ed for The Libertarian Republic, “My focus is not on a party, but on ideas. Partisanship is never about advancing ideas, its about winning.”

A prime example of the hollowness within our political establishments is the Republican Liberty Caucus.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson: Ban the Burqa

Reason.com interview of Gary Johnson by Nick Gillespie (excerpt):

In a wide-ranging conversation, Johnson told me that one of his chief concerns is the rise of sharia law around the world and the way he believes it underwrites Islamic terrorism, which he says is a major global problem and a rising threat here in America.

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Austin Petersen declares for the Libertarian Party 2016 presidential nomination

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Austin Petersen declared for the Libertarian Party presidential nomination today (September 3) on his Facebook page. See also his Twitter @the_producer14.

Announcing his run (link to post):

As of today I have submitted my application to run for President of the United States on the ticket of the Libertarian Party.

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