Category Archives: Libertarian Party

LP Utah Celebrates 50th with “Be A Pirate,” Adam Kokesh; Tributes to Karl Bray

Saturday, 04 December 2021, the Utah Libertarian Party celebrated the 50th anniversary of the party’s founding with a keynote speech by Adam Kokesh of Adam v The Man, and a heartfelt tribute to Karl Bray, legendary tax protester, early member of (what became) the first Libertarian National Committee, author of Taxation and Tyranny: The Complete Guide To The Tax Rebellion, and first chair of the UTLP.… Read more ...

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate, Former Gary Johnson Advisor Switches to Libertarian Party in New Mexico

Retired Albuquerque teacher and ultramarathon runner Tim Walsh announced he was running for governor of New Mexico earlier this year. He initially declared as a Republican, but has switched over to the Libertarian Party in recent weeks.

Walsh was born in North Dakota and lived for a time in Minnesota, where he worked in patient account services for the Mayo Clinic and served as a city councilman in Lake City, Minnesota.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Baker Backs Out, Communists Throw Birthday Party, NC Libertarian Fueled by Crypto

TYNER TURNS 80: The New York District of the Communist Party USA is inviting supporters to celebrate the 80th birthday of Jarvis Tyner, “our outstanding comrade and leader.”

In addition to serving in numerous leadership roles within the party, Tyner was also the CPUSA candidate for vice president, running with Gus Hall, twice in the 1970s.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Pennsylvania Libertarian Acquitted, Fallout From Iowa Theft Continues

TOWNE NOT GUILTY: Northampton County Judge Craig Dally has found Libertarian Jake Towne not guilty, ending a multi-year saga. It had been alleged that Towne signed nominating petitions to confirm he had collected petition signatures when in fact the signatures were either forged or collected by someone else.

In a note from Towne published by Ballot Access News, he says: “I was found not guilty yesterday in my criminal case.… Read more ...

Mises PAC Report Not Signed By Treasurer, FEC Requests Info, Audit Possible


Photo: Todd Hagopian, July 2021 Mises FEC Report signator

As reproduced below, Jamie Timmie, Senior Campaign Finance Analyst with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) in a letter dated 20 October 2021, states:

“Your report(s) was not signed by the Treasurer,”

and directs Kyle Burton, the (former?) Treasurer of the MISES PAC to provide the following:

  1. The signature of an individual that is authorized to sign.
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LNC Expected To Elect New Secretary From Among Five Nominees Next Weekend

Under a process recently approved by the LNC

(by an 11-0 vote as follows: Yes: Adams, Ebke, Hagan, Hewitt, Hogarth, Longstreth, Luchini, Nekhaila, Phillips, Raudsep, Sarwark.  No: none.  Abstaining / not voting: Bilyeu, Bowen, Moellman, Nanna, Smith)

nominations to fill the vacant LP/LNC Secretary position closed at midnight Eastern Time on 28 November 2021. … Read more ...

Wayne Allyn Root: “Get Ready For President Hillary Clinton, VP Michelle Obama”

2008 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Nominee, past two-term, at-large LNC member (2010-2012), and current “Conservative Warrior/Capitalist Evangelist,” Wayne Allyn Root, who claims in a TownHall.com post earlier today (28 Nov 2021) that:

“my predictions have been remarkably accurate. . . . close to .990 . . . best record of anyone in the media.… Read more ...

Lawsuit Won, New Political Parties Can Be Formed In Maine

The Center For Competitive Democracy has won its lawsuit in Maine. Judge Lance E Walker, of the US District Court for Maine, in a 41-page Order (linked below) concludes:

The party-member signature requirement . . . is unconstitutional  . . . in violation of the associational and equal protection rights protected by the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the United States Constitution.… Read more ...

IPR, LP Remember David F Nolan; Personal Papers Acquired By Library of Congress

Unknown potential voter with LP founder David F. Nolan

Eleven years ago yesterday (21 November 2010), David Frasier Nolan, principal founder of the Libertarian Party US, passed away at the age of 66,

David was born 23 November 1943.  Tomorrow would have been his 78th birthday.

As Libertarians across the United States prepare to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Party in Colorado Springs, CO, 11 December 1971, several paused to share memories of David with IPR, expressing a common wish that he could have lived long enough to join in the various celebrations which will occur over the coming weeks, throughout next year, and in to early January 2023:

the first press conference, first convention, first platform, first presidential nominee, first presidential campaign, first electoral college vote – both for the Party and for an American woman – and, on 06 January 2023, the 50th anniversary of the tallying of that vote, by then Vice-President Spiro T.… Read more ...

Former LNC Chair William Redpath Enters Race for U.S. Senate in Illinois

Former Libertarian National Committee chairman Bill Redpath is running for U.S. Senate in Illinois. He will be challenging the re-election bid of Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth, who is seeking to win a second term.

Redpath has long been a fixture in party leadership, serving in a variety of positions with both the LNC and the Libertarian Party of Virginia.… Read more ...

Alabama Police Confront Sarwark: Initial Result – Sarwark 1, Government Officials 0

Petitioning in Alabama
Mobile AL post office, Photo Credit, Nicholas Sarwark.

In a social media post yesterday, Nicholas Sawark, who is gathering signatures for Libertarian Party Ballot Access in Alabama, shared the following about an initial success in enrolling the local police in assisting the Libertarian Party of Alabama in educating ill- (or mis-) informed government officials about his right, and the right of others to peacefully do so on a public sidewalk, outside a local post office.… Read more ...

LP Judicial Committee Receives New Appeal, re – LNC Chair Vacancy: Are Bylaws > Robert’s


Dr. George Phillies, APPEAL THE LNC

Following the resignation of Libertarian Party Chair Joe Bishop-Henchman in late June 2021, arguments were made that it was the position – not of Chair – but of Vice-Chair, that had become vacant, as under Robert’s Rules of Order Vice-Chairs become Chairs immediately upon resignations.… Read more ...