Category Archives: Libertarian Party

LPedia: 1972 Libertarian Political Action Manual by David Nolan

LPedia has the LP’s original political organizing manual from 1972 by David F. Nolan.

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Libertarian Party volunteer Keith Thompson responds to reader feedback

LP.org: 2018 Libertarian Party victories and 2019 goals

Posted at LP.org:

Make freedom your single issue.

Dear Libertarian,

Thanks to the efforts of committed Libertarian Party members like you, 2018 was a landmark year in many ways. We had 53 candidate wins at the ballot box, 38 of them prevailing in the general November election in Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Vermont.… Read more ...

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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Amarillo Pioneer: ‘Meet the Libertarians Running for President in 2020’

Although it’s still very early, several candidates have already expressed their interest in the 2020 Libertarian Presidential nomination. The Amarillo Pioneer profiles declared candidates for the nomination Adam Kokesh, Ben Leder, Arvin Vohra, and Daniel Behrman. A discussion in the FB group LP 2020 Delegates – unofficial mentions that Vermin Supreme, Kim Ruff and Sandra T.… Read more ...

David Colborne: ‘Nevada is a colony’

David Colborne at the Nevada Independent:

Nearly 85 percent of Nevada is owned by the federal government. But what does that mean? Pyotr Kropotkin’s The Conquest of Bread describes common ownership as “the chief instrument of production, the land, and the apportionment of the same according to the labour capacities of the different families.” That, however, does not describe the federal government’s iron-fisted rule over public lands, where labor capacities and productivity that benefits the community have very little to do with how they are disposed.Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Federal Reserve creates dangerous amounts of dodgy debt’

Posted at LP.org:

We favor free-market banking, with unrestricted competition among banks and depository institutions of all types.

The U.S. Federal Reserve released its third-quarter financial report on Dec. 13. The Fed’s own report — unaudited, of course — indicates that our country’s central bank is underwater in “fair value” market terms. Its bond portfolio is worth $66.5 billion less than what its original cost, and that shortfall is $27.4 billion higher than the Fed’s $39.1 billion in capital.… Read more ...

LP.org: ‘Religious persecution in China … and in Arizona’

Posted at LP.org:

We favor the freedom to engage in or abstain from any religious activities that do not violate the rights of others. We oppose government actions which either aid or attack any religion.

Many people who aspire to government power are motivated by their own idealistic view of how the world should work. The Communist Party in China holds “socialism with Chinese characteristics” as its ideal. This generally excludes religious belief, which it views as antithetical to Communist Party allegiance, so the Chinese government has often cracked down on religious communities over the years — most recently, persecuting the Muslim farmers in southern Xinjiang.… Read more ...

John Kasich Appears to Rule Out Running for President in Republican Primaries, May Run as Independent

Ballot Access News:

On December 19, Ohio Governor John Kasich said he couldn’t win the 2020 Republican nomination against President Trump, and therefore he would stay out of Republican primaries. He appears to still be open to running as an independent in 2020, however. See this story.

The news follows the announcement that

President Donald Trump’s political operation will subsume much of the Republican Party’s apparatus ahead of 2020’s presidential election, party sources tell CNN, merging his already up and running re-election campaign with the Republican National Committee.

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Libertarian Party: initial 2020 presidential ballot access map and donation link

Posted at https://www.lp.org/2020ballotaccess/:

Ballot access is one of the most critical functions of the national party. “Ballot access” is political speak for “getting our candidates on ballots.”

Every cycle, the Libertarian Party works hard to get our candidates on as many ballots across the country as we can.

As of December 2018, we have ballot access for our 2020 Presidential candidate in 33 states plus D.C.

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LPME: Libertarian Party fights effort to unenroll Maine voters

Press release from the Libertarian Party of Maine

The Libertarian Party of Maine is taking action to retain the party’s full legal status in Maine and to protect thousands of registered Maine voters from an effort by the Secretary of State to forcibly unenroll them from their party affiliation.

After the midterm election in November, the Secretary of State’s office declared the Libertarian Party of Maine to be not a qualified party and took steps to remove the Libertarian Party listing on voter registration forms.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: November 2018 U.S. House Totals by Party

Ballot Access News:

All states have finished their official vote tallies except for West Virginia. The national totals for U.S. House by party (using the unofficial West Virginia returns, which will probably be almost exactly like the official ones) are:

Democratic 60,447,537; Republican 50,751,049; Libertarian 768,015; Green 224,919; Working Families 217,172; Conservative 207,094; Independent Parties (of Connecticut, Louisiana and Oregon) 74,672; Reform 66,579; Constitution 59,972; Independence Parties (of Minnesota and New York) 57,463; Working Class 53,102; Women’s Equality 41,317; United Utah 36,177; Legal Marijuana Now 15,791; American 15,011; Progressive 10,758; Independent American of Utah 6,686; Liberty Union 3,924; and Socialist Equality 2,213.

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