Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party candidate for president, has had some interviews recently that have caused some extra conversation among Libertarians. A few days ago, he seemingly endorsed a carbon tax. Next, a video has shown up where he apparently tells an interviewer that he would support mandatory vaccines if it was a federal issue:
Thomas L. Knapp is a writer, IPR contributor and libertarian activist who most recently sought the Reform Party’s vice-presidential nomination. The following was originally published on The Garrison Center’s website on August 10th, 2016:
I didn’t pay much attention in 1972 when vice-presidential candidate Thomas Eagleton was removed from the Democratic ticket and replaced by Sargent Shriver after it came to light that Eagleton had a record of psychiatric hospitalizations.… Read more ...
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Today the Johnson/Weld presidential campaign announced the launch of Youth for Johnson/Weld. Youth for Johnson/Weld (YJW) is the official youth effort of the Gary Johnson presidential campaign to recruit, organize, and mobilize young people to elect Governor Gary Johnson and Governor Bill Weld as the next president and vice president of the United States.
Ron Paul will celebrate his 81st birthday on August 20th
Update 8/10/16:The previous title of this article took Dr. Ron Paul’s quote out of context, and caused confusion among some who viewed it thinking that Dr. Paul was speaking out against third parties, when nothing could be further from the truth.… Read more ...
Darcy G. Richardson is an IPR contributor, historian, author and activist. On July 22nd, 2016, he announced that he will be seeking the Reform Party’s presidential nomination, which will be decided July 29th-31st in Bohemia, New York. The following article was published on his campaign website:
As Alice famously said, things are getting “curiouser and curiouser.”
In a year of the “outsider,” it’s rather peculiar that the Libertarian Party — the country’s only nationally-organized third party expected to be on the ballot in all fifty states this autumn — is fielding a ticket comprised of two former Republican governors, neither of whom has had a negative word to say about presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.… Read more ...
Bill Weld is back with more strong historical parallels for the 2016 campaign.
Addressing the National Press Club at a luncheon Thursday in Washington, D.C., the former Massachusetts governor alluded that Donald Trump’s campaign was the reincarnation of a short-lived nativist movement in the 1800s and said his running mate, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson, reminded him of President Abraham Lincoln.
GARY JOHNSON and William Weld, the Libertarian Party nominees for president and vice president, respectively, brought their fiscally conservative, socially tolerant message to an interview with us Thursday morning. In some areas, their honesty and resistance to poll-tested polish have a certain bracing appeal.
Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld have just released a masterful ad that touts their impressive records as two-term governors (of New Mexico and Massachusetts, respectively) while drawing sharp distinctions among their positions and those of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.