Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Mises Caucus Floor Strategy

To its great credit, the Mises Caucus has shown up at the national convention with a detailed floor plan, what they plan to do on the convention floor.  It includes discussions of parliamentary action, how to handle various odd outcomes, and eliminating the abortion plank.  However, it is 70 pages long and well done, so one might wonder who actually generated it.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party National Convention

The Libertarian Party National Convention happens a few days from now.  This thread is for factual comments on events, including liveblogging. Other comments will not pass through approval.

Similar threads will be created for the Green Party, Constitution Party, and Democratic Socialists of America, if we can find out when their national convention — however titled — is occurring.… Read more ...

LNC Has Financial Difficulties

Readers aware of the recent Libertarian National Committee decision to attempt to borrow against its assets may wonder what the financial issues are. Why does the LNC need the money? The LNC Financial report for May, covering through the end of April, makes matters clear. The LNC faces serious financial difficulties.… Read more ...

Possible Interesting Events at the LP NatCon

Readers interested in Libertarian politics may find of interest the forthcoming Libertarian National Convention. You may safely assume that there will be multiple credentials fights since for starters there are competing delegations from Massachusetts and from Delaware.

Early on there will be two breakfast speakers covered by the same breakfast ticket in two different rooms.… Read more ...

WATCH: The First Libertarian Martyr

Check out this very interesting new documentary short, narrated by legendary “Libertarian Tax Rebel” Karl Jack Bray.

This film was put together by IPR’s own Joseph Buchman and features audio from a tape recording made in June of 1977, less than a year before Bray passed away.… Read more ...

Augustus Sol Invictus Found Not Guilty

Last month, former Orange County (Florida) Libertarian Party chairman and attorney Augustus Sol Invictus, a widely-covered and controversial candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 U.S. Senate nomination in Florida, was found not guilty in a criminal trial for domestic violence.  A South Carolina jury came to the verdict after less than 30 minutes of deliberation. … Read more ...

LP Delegates Begin Receiving Pre-Convention Mailers

In a recent IPR article, the validity of the upcoming Libertarian Party National Convention was questioned, in part, because of apparent delays and unique processes for sharing, prior to the convention, 2022 LP convention delegate contact information with potential LNC candidates, various caucuses, and others.  (NOTE: LP Bylaws allow only the sharing of delegate names and postal addresses; phone numbers, emails, social media, etc.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Contested Libertarian Primary in New Mexico, Hepola Lukewarm on Basic Income

NOT SO UNIVERSAL: Supporting direct cash payments for families and individuals is a founding principle of Minnesota’s newest political party. But Cory Hepola, the first Minnesota candidate endorsed by Andrew Yang’s Forward Party, has questioned the idea in the past and isn’t sold on implementing the policy on the state level.… Read more ...

Phillies: Is the Sparks LP National Convention Valid?

It is clear that the Mises Caucus and their allies, agents, and useful idiots on the Libertarian National Committee and the various other LP committees have used whatever powers they have to stack the deck.

Actions were taken in violation of the National Party Bylaws that cannot be reversed and that make it impossible for LP candidates to campaign effectively.… Read more ...

Libertarians on Abortion

On May 2, 2022 a leaked report showed that the Supreme Court of the United States would be overturning the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision that affirmed that there is a Constitutional right for someone to obtain an abortion.

Abortion is likely the greatest wedge issue of our time. However, Americans as a whole are less divided over this question than hardcore left and right politicians would lead you to believe.… Read more ...

Utah LP Holds Convention, Nominates Candidates, Elects Delegates


Former Mayor of Big Water, Utah, Willy Star Marshall sounds the Call to the UTLP’s 50th Anniversary Convention.  (Note: Reno will mark Willy’s 20th national Libertarian Party convention, having served as a delegate or alternate to every national LP convention since Denver in 1981 (with the exception of Saint Louis in 2010.))… Read more ...

MAPPED: The Best Performing Libertarian Presidential Candidates by County

Our favorite Twitter mapmaker Nick (@Mill226) has been graciously allowing us to republish some of his maps here on IPR. If you find these kinds of visualizations interesting, you should definitely follow him on Twitter.

As a special commission for IPR, we’ve asked Nick to do a set of maps comparing the Libertarian Party’s showings in presidential elections from 1996 to 2020.… Read more ...