Tag Archives: michael badnarik

Death Notice: Stephen P. Gordon

Libertarian activist Stephen P. Gordon died unexpectedly September 5, 2018 at the age of 56. An Alabama native, Gordon resided in New York since 2014, working for Project Veritas.

Gordon’s involvement in the Libertarian Party dates back to the 1990’s, when he co-founded two local chapters in Georgia.  Upon returning to Alabama in 2002, Gordon’s national profile grew.… Read more ...

Happy Birthday to Aaron Russo

Aaron Russo was a potential presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party in 2004. Although he lost to Michael Badnarik, many of the issues he spoke about remain relevant today. In honor of his birthday, here is a movie he made in 2006. He died of cancer in 2007.

Here is the Wikipedia verbiage on the 2004 campaign:

In January 2004, Russo declared his candidacy for the President of the United States initially as an independent but then as a Libertarian.

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Michael Badnarik: Between Scylla and Charybdis

By Michael Badnarik (2004 Libertarian Party presidential nominee)

Published June 26, 2013 on LibertyForAll.net


Do you remember the cartoons you watched as a child? Occasionally the characters would get into a fight, symbolized by a small tornado whirling madly. Frequently an innocent bystander would get unwillingly sucked into the fight. As if we don’t already have enough problems, it appears that the United States may get sucked into World War III.Read more ...

Gary Johnson Contrasts Himself With Ron Paul, Obama, GOP Field, Past and Present Libertarian Presidential Contenders

From Mike Riggs at Reason, describing Gary Johnson’s speech to the ACLU:

Johnson said he’d cut the military’s budget and end Obama’s interventionism. It wasn’t until he got started on legalizing marijuana that the crowd (figuratively) lit up. A steady stream of applause followed Johnson’s declarations after that.

“I support gay marriage equality.

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PA: Libertarian Party Convention Hits Local News

The Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania is due to hold its state convention in Wilkes-Barre in April and it’s received some positive attention from the local press.

“We’re hoping to pack the house,” Jasikoff said Thursday. “This could be one of the biggest political events in history for Wilkes-Barre.”

He said Wilkes-Barre was selected during the party’s November meeting in Selinsgrove.

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RJ Harris in Car Accident on way to Badnarik Constitution Class at Oklahoma Capitol

H/T D. Lou Shenoll in comments on a previous IPR post, Libertarian Presidential nomination candidate RJ Harris was involved in a car accident yesterday while on his way to a Constitution class at the Oklahoma Capitol taught by 2004 Libertarian presidential nominee Michael Badnarik.

Per RJ’s facebook wall (around noon today)

“Got into a car accident on the way to Michael’s Constitution class at the state capital.

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Michael Badnarik Endorses Independent Candidate for Congress

Former Libertarian Party presidential candidate and constitutional scholar Michael Badnarik has announced an endorsement of an independent candidate for Congress in Colorado. His endorsement reads as follows:

Like so many Americans, I have come to distrust my government, and I have grown cynical about the election process.  My campaigns for President and for Congress made me realize how corrupt the process has become. 

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Michael Badnarik: a letter from Sheriff Richard Mack

Michael Badnarik at ConstitutionPreservation.org:

I would like you to read an urgent letter from my friend, Sheriff Richard Mack. I will include my comments after his letter.

Just One Chance

What would you do if you knew you had just one chance to save your family and country from complete and utter destruction?

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Michael Badnarik: Anniversary of a national tragedy

Michael Badnarik at ConstitutionPreservation.org:

I want to extend my sincerest sympathy to all the families that were directly affected by the attack perpetrated on New York City and the American psyche one decade ago. We all remember exactly where we were, and what we were doing when we learned of the attack.… Read more ...

Former Sheriff and Presidential candidate to discuss the Constitution, death penalty and medical marijuana

Press release sent to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Free and Equal:

Former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack and 2004 Libertarian Presidential Candidate Michael Badnarik are giving a joint presentation on the Constitution at the University of Kentucky on April 23. The event takes place in the W.T. Young Library Auditorium, 401 Hilltop Avenue in Lexington.… Read more ...

Connecticut Libertarian Party Sets Annual Convention for May 7

From an announcement sent out by Dan Reale:

This year’s annual Libertarian Party of Connecticut (LPCT) annual convention will be held May 7th, in New London, at VFW Post 189 (110 Garfield Avenue, New London, CT) between 10-12 PM. We are fortunate to have former Libertarian presidential candidate and all around Constitution scholar Michael Badnarik delivering the keynote speech.… Read more ...

Michael Badnarik: Sixteenth Amendment

Michael Badnarik at Liberty for All:

Conventional wisdom asserts that nothing is certain but death and taxes, however this ancient rubric is being challenged more frequently, and more aggressively with each passing day. While no one doubts that the IRS will use intimidation and force to collect the income tax, there are serious doubts being raised as to whether or not Americans are required to pay this onerous tax.… Read more ...