Author Archives: Marc Montoni

Yan Leyzerovych: ‘Libertarianism includes right to avoid, embrace preferred personal pronoun use’

Column: American Insights

“Libertarianism is an extreme social and political laissez-faire ideology that reprehends the government’s intervention in the personal lives of its citizens. Thus, Libertarianism prioritizes all individual causes above communal ones.

Some famous Libertarians include American economist Milton Friedman, who was a 1932 Rutgers University graduate, Russian writer and philosopher Ayn Rand and Austrian economist Friedrich Hayek.… Read more ...

Weatherford TX Libertarian Files For Parker County Sheriff

Libertarian files for Parker County sheriff

Another candidate has filed in the race for Parker County sheriff and Russell Hess, 48, Libertarian, said he has a plan to bring the county together and save taxpayer dollars.

Hess filed on Nov. 18 and has been self-employed for the majority of his life.

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LP: Giving thanks for Libertarian wins this holiday

Via LP.org/party email list:

The struggle is REAL…

…the struggle to vote, the struggle to run, the struggle not to give up hope. The struggle to be heard when the old parties dominate the conversation and control far too many aspects of our lives. The holidays where you struggle to educate family members why neither Nationalism nor Socialism is the answer to our problems.… Read more ...

Russian Libertarian Party Head Is Latest Kremlin Critic To Face Pedophilia Accusations

Reprinted from the Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty website.

Mikhail Svetov, the head of Russia’s opposition Libertarian Party, has denied allegations by Moscow prosecutors that he engaged in “immoral activities” with a minor, after he was questioned by investigators for about 12 hours beginning on November 6.

Svetov and his supporters claim the allegations are a politically motivated response to his increasingly vocal opposition to the government of President Vladimir Putin.

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Libertarian Party Legal Update 2019-11-21

Hearing scheduled this Friday, November 22

It is without doubt that the Libertarian National Committee has maintained a commitment to stand firm with Americans across the country when necessary to challenge government overreach.  Our Founding Fathers very intentionally incorporated personal liberty into documents establishing the United States of America, and those fundamental rights deserve to be protected at all costs.… Read more ...

CANADA: October 2019 Elections Approaching

The general election in October will be keeping Libertarian Party of Canada busy this year!

With this in mind, I want to take this opportunity to fill you in on some of the events happening in 2019.

  • Congratulations to our York-Simcoe by-election candidate Keith Komar. Keith represented the party well and received 0.6% of the vote.
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Jim Babka: ‘The Legend of Project Archimedes’

January 4, 2019

The Legend of Project Archimedes

The Libertarian letter that changed Jim Babka’s life – Project Archimedes Retweet

Jim Babka

In 1996, I was a new Libertarian, a refugee from the GOP. My friend Chet had introduced me to the Libertarians more than a year before. I wasn’t impressed until I saw Harry Browne on C-SPAN.

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Perry Willis: An Open Letter to the Libertarian Movement

By Perry Willis

[Originally published on the “Zero Aggression” website.

I’ve heard it for forty years: “Libertarians have a marketing problem.” Never mind that…

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Tim Moen: LP of Canada In Merger Talks?

From a message sent to Libertarian Party of Canada members and supporters:

Over the past few weeks, there have been many reports of talks between myself and Maxime Bernier to merge the Libertarian Party of Canada and the People’s Party of Canada. As a result, speculation has filled our social media pages and left our membership feeling like they have been shut out of the conversation.… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Slash federal spending to make Tax Day less painful’

LP MEDIA RELEASE: Slash federal spending to make Tax Day less painful
 
For the 56 percent of Americans who pay federal income taxes, April 17 will be a painful day. That pain may be lessened slightly because the Internal Revenue Service has been nibbling away at payroll withholding taxes, but the sad fact is that the income tax represents only a portion of the pain we actually experience.
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LP.org: Stay out of Syria

From a media release issued by the Libertarian Party on April 14, 2018:

Stay out of Syria

… and other impulsive wars

On April 13, President Donald Trump addressed the nation to announce that he had ordered missile strikes on Syria. His rationale: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons to kill civilians in Douma, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Millennials support gay marriage … and the Second Amendment!’

Libertarian youth

From a media release by the Libertarian Party:

What do gun rights and gay marriage have in common among millennials? Surging support. A recent NPR article notes that people younger than 30 in the United States “are no more liberal on gun control” than earlier generations, “despite diverging from their elders on the legalization of marijuana, same-sex marriage and other social issues.” The article seems to view this as a puzzling anomaly — why are American youth more liberal in some areas but not in others?… Read more ...