Libertarian Party: July 2016 Membership Report Released

The July 2016 Membership Report has been released and can be viewed here:

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8 thoughts on “Libertarian Party: July 2016 Membership Report Released

  1. Dave

    These are my favorite posts to see. It’s nice to see how much the LP is growing each month. Hopefully they will have broken their old member record by the end of the year.

  2. Jim

    You mean 141,889? I don’t see anything over 160,000. Total Membership is how many people have signed the Libertarian Pledge.

  3. Scott Lieberman

    Sustaining membership has increased 49% since January 1. Wow.

    These new members are not going to be impressed by Gary Johnson getting 3% or even 8%.

    What they will be impressed by is a Libertarian Party that wants to move the ball in the liberty direction. That does NOT mean teaching libertarian principles. It means implementing libertarian principles in real life. That means overthrowing the government using force, OR getting Libertarians into the government and then having them repeal bad laws and pass good laws. Losers don’t legislate. Only winners get to legislate.

    Even if you are unwilling or unable to serve in elected public office, you probably can find a new or long-time LP member who *is* willing to get appointed to a Parking Commission or a “Low Income Oversight Board.” Please motivate our new members into this kind of behavior.

    Scott Lieberman member, San Jose Advisory Commission on Rents 2000-2004

  4. Andy

    I agree that getting Libertarians elected in winnable races is important, but there is one other way that Libertarians running can help implement libertarian ideas in the present world, and that is by informing people about things that they can do to “move the ball down the field” in the direction of liberty that do not depend on Libertarians being elected to office. I’m talking about things like jury nullification of victimless crimes, the use of alternative currencies (like Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, gold, silver, etc…), home schooling, purchasing guns and ammunition (the more of these things in private hands, the harder it will be for the government to take them), etc…

  5. Wes Wagner

    Another option is encouraging your opponents to steal and implement your ideas if they need to do so in order to get elected. By making libertarian ideas popular you force the political class to adopt them.

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