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Thread for liveblogging – Libertarian Party of Alabama (and more states?) convention(s) this weekend

WiFi access permitting, I’ll be liveblogging from the 2019 Libertarian Party of Alabama state convention in Auburn this weekend (in the comments of the website version of this post). Anyone else there is welcome to join me in doing so. I have been told NJ and possibly some other states will be having theirs this weekend also [Update from LP.org: Indiana] so if anyone wants to post updates from those you are welcome to do so, or start a separate thread if you prefer.… Read more ...

JR Myers: Where Are The Constitution Party 2020 POTUS Candidates?

Submitted to IPR by JR Myers

Now that we’re approaching mid-March 2019, one begins to wonder who the contenders for the Constitution Party presidential nomination might be? The CP is one of only five FEC recognized national political parties. According to Ballotpedia, as of March 11, 2019, there are 605 FEC registered POTUS candidates.Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Alabama: Ivey’s RAIP Plan Should Be Spelled RAPE

Montgomery, AL – Alabama citizens and businesses are once again fighting off another attempt by the State to satisfy its thirst for money.

Not only has Governor Ivey gone back on her campaign promise of no new taxes, she is on record stating in an interview that the legislators were “coached” on the plan.… Read more ...

Thread for LNC meeting liveblogging

The Libertarian National Committee will have a meeting this weekend. This thread is set up so that those of you who wish to liveblog/discuss the meeting as it is happening can do so in the comments. IPR has been having ongoing comment lag issues where most people can’t see comments including their own for hours or up to a day later.… Read more ...

Mark West: ‘Alyssa Milano, Red MAGA Hats Are Not KKK Hoods’

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By Mark West; Author ran as the Libertarian candidate for Governor of Arkansas in 2018

Actress and activist Alyssa Milano’s tweet during the aftermath of the National Mall stare down has drawn fire from right-wing critics. She equivocated wearing red MAGA hats with wearing Klu Klux Klan hoods. As of yet, Milano has refused to apologize and instead doubled-down.… Read more ...

Mark West: ‘MAGA Hat Teen: The Hidden Story’

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By Mark West; Author ran as the Libertarian candidate for Governor of Arkansas in 2018

I created a tidbit of embarrassment for myself last weekend. After watching several viral videos that were spread on social media, I made a snap judgment. Angered at what I perceived as disrespect, I shared the first meme I noticed concerning the issue on Facebook.… Read more ...

Mark West: ‘Libertarian Ideals: Unintentional Self-Destruction’

By Mark West

All Libertarian Party candidates have experienced it at one point or another. Laying an enormous weight on every chance post and idle utterance, this grueling beast can eviscerate a campaign in a matter of moments. Yet, battling for balance with this monstrosity wearies every candidate and stalls campaigns in the malicious mire of friendly fire.… Read more ...

January 2019 Open Thread

Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

Marc Montoni: New Colorado Gov is Same-Old-Same-Old

A Colorado Libertarian’s Response to ‘The 2019 Fat-State Address’ by Jared Polis

By Marc Montoni

In his first “state of the state” address on January 10, 2019, new Colorado governor Jared Polis proved something: Namely, he is just another in a long line of tax-spend-regulate-subsidize-suppress-penalize political hacks who think they have any moral right to govern the affairs of private individuals.… Read more ...

Johnny Rocket: Interview with Marc Montoni

Blast Off! With Johnny Rocket Episode #29: Losing my Religion! (w/ Marc Montoni)

Show Summary:  Johnny and Raylene get to know the chair of the Radical Caucus, the Libertarian wing of the Libertarian Party, in this interview with Marc Montoni!  He talks about what being radical means, and why it’s important for the movement. 

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Mark West: Is Trump’s Wall What Is Best At The Border?

Original article submitted to IPR by 2018 Arkansas Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Mark West:

In the midst of our nation’s longest partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump gave an Oval Office address in making his case for the necessity of a wall along the United States’ border with Mexico. The next day President Trump stormed out of a meeting with Congressional leaders, still at odds over how much money should be dedicated in the upcoming budget for border security.… Read more ...

LNC E-Meeting Today

Today, Sunday, January 6, at 3 PM ET, the LNC has an electronic online meeting. This meeting is to discuss unfinished items from the December in-person meeting.

The Chair’s Proposed Agenda

-Call to Order
-Opportunity for Public Comment
-Attendance, Credentials Report and Paperwork Check
-Adoption of Agenda
-2019 Goals Discussion (Harlos)
-Functional Reporting Requirements (Bishop-Henchman)
-Proposed Voting Resolution (Redpath): LNC formally endorsing alternative voting methods to replace plurality voting in elections.… Read more ...

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