Author Archives: Marc Montoni

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 ...

LPRadicals: No New Gun Restrictions

From a Media Release written by Nick Boss for the LP Radical Caucus:

Recently, President Donald Trump announced that he would “push for comprehensive background checks with an emphasis on mental health’ for gun sales, saying that the age of purchasers should be raised to 21 and bump stocks should be banned.” (1)

The Libertarian Party Radical Caucus (LPRC) strongly opposes this decision.… Read more ...

2018 Libertarian Party National Platform Committee Update

Thomas L. Knapp at Kn@ppster:

It’s been a little while since my last update, and simultaneously quite a bit has happened and not much has happened.

  • Caryn Ann Harlos was elected permanent chair of the committee.
  • Mimi Robson is in the middle of being elected secretary (the email ballot hasn’t ended yet, but IIRC there’s been one NOTA vote and a whole bunch of votes for her).
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WV: Libertarian candidates running in city election

Charleston, WV:  “At least three Libertarian candidates plan to run for Charleston City Council in this year’s election,” the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported on February 17.

“Jerry Tucker (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) and Anthony Woods (Website, Facebook, and   Twitter) will run for at-large seats and Chris Kessell will run to represent Ward 8, according to Luke Brumfield, chairman of the Libertarian Party of West Virginia.… Read more ...

Unity Party now a ‘Minor Party’ in Colorado

Content from a media release distributed by the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office.

DENVER, June, 7, 2017 — Colorado has added another minor party to its rolls – the Unity Party.

As of Monday afternoon, Colorado Secretary of State records showed the Unity Party with 1,002 registered voters. Passing the 1,000-voter mark gave the party its status for at least the next two general elections, in 2018 and 2020.… Read more ...

LPCO: Big Convention, Big Plans

From a Media Release by the Libertarian Party of Colorado:

The Libertarian Party of Colorado held its annual convention last weekend, March 24-26 2017, at the Westin hotel in Westminster Colorado.

Events began on Friday with a mixer, and concluded after business on Sunday.  The event included many speakers from around the country, and resulted in many changes to the makeup of the party’s leadership.… Read more ...