Libertarian Party blog: ‘Libertarians in the news’

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p>Here is some recent coverage of Libertarians around the U.S.

The Colorado Statesman covers Libertarians and other parties:

The Libertarian Party emerged from its state convention on March 20 with the most candidates it has ever fielded in federal races, according to state party chair David Williams Jr. The party will hold primaries in three races — marking the first time Colorado Libertarians will require multiple primaries.

The Burlington Times-News covers the progress of the North Carolina LP :

THE CHALLENGE, of course, is to have the resources to effectively inform people about what Libertarians believe in. “If they only understood what we are about — fiscal conservatives and for individual rights of the people,” said David Grimm, chairman of the Alamance County Libertarian Party. “People need to understand that they do have a choice — The Libertarian Party.”

The Johnstown Tribune-Democrat covers Pennsylvania Libertarian candidate Demo Agoris:

By now, many voters have heard about Critz and Burns battling for the 12th Congressional District.

But what about Agoris?

That would be Demo Agoris, a Washington County Libertarian who will be the third candidate listed on the May 18 special-election ballot that will determine who fills the unexpired term of the late U.S. Rep. John Murtha.

The Wausau Daily Herald covers medical marijuana in Wisconsin:

"For a Libertarian, is it a sneaky way to legalize marijuana? Well, really, we don’t care," said Jim Maas of Rothschild, who is the the vice chairman of the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin. "We think people should control their own bodies."

But Maas also called medical marijuana "an issue of compassion" for people who are in pain.

3 thoughts on “Libertarian Party blog: ‘Libertarians in the news’

  1. Libertarian Party Totalitarian

    Thanks for the Libertarian Party News!

    More Libertarian News please!

    In other news the Libertarian Party’s Ron Paul may run for the Libertarian Party nomination for President along with other Libertarians like Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, Bill Maher, Gary Johnson, and Sarah Palin!

    And at the Libertarian site thirdpartydaily.blogspot.com

    GA: Libertarians Reach Out to Local Democrats
    From the Rockdale Citizen:

    As a Libertarian, Randy Reynolds said his appearance at Friday’s county Democratic Party meeting was “a missionary effort,” but it’s a trip more to find common ground than converts. Reynolds, chairman of the Rockdale County Libertarian Party, will be the guest speaker of the Rockdale County Democratic Party at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the J.P. Carr Community Room, located at 981 Taylor St.

    Reynolds said he plans to do an informative talk on the Libertarian Party, policy advocacy and the party’s current ballot access. “I will be trying get people on board intellectually and emotionally, and then ask some rhetorical questions,” he said. Reynolds’ talk with local Democrats stemmed from an effort between him and Rockdale Democratic Chairman Stan Williams to search for common ground among them on, at least, local issues. Williams was the guest speaker at the Libertarians’ party meeting recently. Friday’s meeting will return the favor, Reynolds said. Reynolds noted recent national polls that show Democrats and Republicans sympathize equally on issues the Libertarians advocate.

    Posted by ThirdPartyDaily at 12:15 PM
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  2. Libertarian Party Totalitarian

    Libertarians Blast Republican Hypocrisy
    From the Ledger Enquirer:

    The Libertarian Party’s executive director says Thursday’s tax-day Tea Parties likely will draw plenty of Republican support, and for those who supported George W. Bush, any claim to favor limited government and fiscal conservatism is hypocritical.

    Says Libertarian leader Wes Benedict: “The people participating in these rallies are saying ‘There’s too much government spending,’ but Republicans, decade after decade, have supported massive increases in government spending. During the George W. Bush administration, Republicans in Congress supported spending trillions of dollars on foreign wars, a massive Medicare expansion, and banker bailouts. Republicans doubled the budget and doubled the federal debt. Why can’t the Republican Party just admit that it loves big government?”

    Posted by ThirdPartyDaily at 12:17 PM
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    IL: Independent Libertarian Fights Double Standard in Democrat-Republican Ballot Access Regime
    From the Daily Northwestern:

    An Evanston resident seeking state office is accusing the Illinois election system of an unfair double standard. The Libertarian Party is not a qualified party in the state of Illinois, so Steve Funk, a Libertarian who is running for State House, must run as an Independent. That means he must obtain at least 2,500 signatures to make the ballot, while his Democratic competitor, Robyn Gabel, needs only 500.
    Funk currently has several hundred signatures, but he said he still sees the difference in petition requirements as an unfair and ill-disposed rule.

    “It’s pretty clear that the major parties are trying to stifle competition,” Funk said. “They don’t like outsiders playing in their sandbox, so to speak. And it makes it harder for average people to get involved in government.”

    Posted by ThirdPartyDaily at 12:08 PM
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