Category Archives: Libertarian Party

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 ...

Kokesh Campaigns, Gets Arrested In Nawlins

 

Libertarian activist Adam Kokesh, candidate for the Libertarian Party nomination for President in 2020, managed to get himself arrested, again, while campaigning last week. His crime is still unclear considering the arrest occurred as he was cleaning filthy concrete on a public street by water stenciling “FREEDOM!” into the dirty road.… 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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Los Angeles Libertarian Kevin Shaw Wins Lawsuit Against Campus Free Speech Zone


A Los Angeles college student who sued his school for allegedly curbing his right to free speech after it prevented him from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution was vindicated in court this week.

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), which represents nine schools, including Pierce College, agreed on Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed against them last year by student Kevin Shaw after he was barred from passing out copies of the document because he wasn’t in the school’s designated “free speech zone,” which measured 616 square feet or about the size of three parking spaces.… Read more ...

Zoltan Istvan drops out of 2020 Libertarian Primary

Transhumanist Party Presidential candidate in 2016 and Libertarian California Gubernatorial Candidate in 2018, Zoltan Istvan was the second person to announce he was running for the Libertarian Party nomination in 2020.

However Istvan announced on January 11, that he was not running as a Libertarian in 2020. Stating on his website:

“While I believe in many liberty-minded ideas, the Libertarian Party is currently not for me, so a few months ago I left it, and I’m no longer a member.

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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 ...

James Jobe to run for VA House 96 Libertarian Nomination

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James Jobe is a 22 year old resident of James City County Virginia. Despite his youth, Jobe has been very politically active. In 2016 Jobe ran a Write In Candidacy for the US Presidency under the Justice For Harambe Party, and plans to do so again in 2020 under the Seize the Memes of Production Banner.… 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 ...

LP.org: ‘Syrian troop withdrawal a good first step’

Posted at LP.org:

American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world. Our foreign policy should emphasize defense against attack from abroad and enhance the likelihood of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements.

The United States began air strikes in Syria more than four years ago, with a rationale for intervention that morphed from fighting Islamic State terrorists to demanding regime change. More than three years ago, the United States sent in ground troops — a number that quickly grew from 50 to 2,000 soldiers — even though Congress has never, to this day, authorized their deployment in Syria.… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Government shutdown a symptom of terrible management’

Posted at LP.org

If you don't rein in government, who will?

It’s no secret that Libertarians believe the federal government does too much. Everyone who can read a balance sheet agrees that the federal government does more than it can afford to do, spending far more money than it takes in. The two old parties have worked reliably together for decades to increase the budget deficit and our national debt to crisis levels.… Read more ...

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