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Reason Magazine: Inside the Mises Caucus Takeover of the Libertarian Party

Earlier today Reason Magazine published the following 31 minute video documentary of the “Reno Reset.”

Those interviewed by Reason Magazine editor-at-large Nicholas Gillespie include, in order of appearance: LNC Chair Angela McArdle, former Congressman Justin Amash, Scott Horton, former LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark, Randyn Tarnoff, Michael Heise, Dave Smith, Jeremy Kauffman, Brianna Coyle, Tom Woods, Avens O’Brien, and 2020 LP VPOTUS nominee Spike Cohen.

A transcript of the video documentary, with additional information, can be found HERE.

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  1. Carol Moore/ Carol Moore/ June 29, 2022

    Heise’s new video “What’s Next For the Mises Caucus?”First twenty minutes reviews the takeover. Then it gets interesting.

    Around 20 minutes he talks about why Mises Caucus has to stay active and in control of LP to “make democratic process predictable”. He makes it sound like he works closely with one or more LNC members but doesn’t make it explicit. He does mention a couple times Jeff Douglas is his partner in crime so to speak.

    A lot of description of big administrative and organizing and promotional plans SOUND impressive but then I remember a Reason reporter opining he/they are delusional fanatics.

    Heise says he’s going to major issue coalitions in his new chosen Mises position as outreach (or something) coordinator and make big alliances with them. Getting rid of abortion plank at same time Roe V Wade overturned is a major plus and “pro-life” (abortion prohibition) groups are interested. Plus he wants to do networking locally with groups, etc in his hometown Norristown, Pa. Plus all the podcasters and influencers have to be approached. He wants to generate trust. But is he hoping they don’t read many of the bad media reports?

    Twice Heise mentions he supports Dave Smith for Prez and Maj Toure for Vice President and wants to help build their campaigns. “Maj is my brother and I’ll do anything for him” (Note between Smith’s “it’s not rape if you get her drunk and think she wants it” and “rape a baby” joke, and Toure’s withdrawn accusation of sexually molesting a minor, YUK!!!)

    Check it out.

  2. Graham Graham June 18, 2022

    Anastasia, a transcript is provided on the Reason site and is linked at the end of this article.

  3. Anastasia Beaverhausen Anastasia Beaverhausen June 16, 2022

    Would it kill them to provide a transcript?

  4. George Whitfield George Whitfield June 15, 2022

    Very interesting and a well presented documentary. Thanks for posting. Best wishes for Libertarian Party success.

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