Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Nicholas Sarwark: Why Am I In Alabama?

Why am I in Alabama?

I’m in Alabama because 52 of the 105 races for state representative in 2018 went completely unopposed after the primary elections. Half of the legislature faced no political competition outside of their own party.

Competition makes things better. It’s true for cars, computers, and consumer goods.… Read more ...

Angela McArdle headshot

Angela McArdle, AMA (tonight or tomorrow?), Campaign for LNC Chair Update

IPR received the following update from the LP Mises Caucus, communications@lpmisescaucus.com, early today inviting us (and others) to a “Live AMA (Ask Me Anything) tomorrow night (Thurs., Nov 17) (sic)” with Angela McArdle.

IPR has reached out for clarification to both the LP Mises Caucus and Ms. McArdle as to whether the AMA is to be tomorrow night (the 18th) or tonight (the 17th) – and will update in the comments below when we receive same. … Read more ...

New Voting Technology: LP Creates Two Sub-Committees; Bylaws Require “Paper”

Over the past year the Libertarian Party has populated two new sub-committees to 1) study alternative voting methods nationwide and 2) to improve the process of voting at its national party conventions.

The latter of those committees is tasked with speeding up the process of tallying votes at national conventions, a process which has resulted in considerable upset and delay over the past several cycles especially in New Orleans in 2018, and Orlando in 2020, such that balloting for At-Large members of the LNC in 2020, and appointment to the Judicial Committee in 2018, was rushed, or proved impossible due to a lack of quorum, or expiration of the time for which the hall had been rented/could be made available, or both. … Read more ...

LNC Expected To Fill Vacant Secretary Position at 04 Dec 2021 In-Person Meeting; Seeking Applicants Now

Following the removal by the Judicial Committee of the previously suspended secretary of the Libertarian National Committee, a proposal was made by LNC Vice-Chair Ken Molleman to leave the position vacant and to “let the delegates decide” at the next in-person convention in Reno.

Mr. Moellman posted the following yesterday (14 Nov 2021):

“I would like us to consider leaving the position of Secretary vacant through the end of the term.”… Read more ...

Ammon Bundy Touts Ron Paul Endorsement in Idaho Gubernatorial Primary

Ammond Bundy is best known for his part in a 2014 standoff with the Federal government over cattle grazing rights. Bundy’s father, Cliven, successfully stared down the Bureau of Land Management which had attempted to confiscate his cattle for grazing on public land for years without a permit.

Several members of the Bundy family were charged with an assortment of crimes following the standoff, but a federal judge declared Ammond Bundy’s case a mistrial with prejudice, effectively dismissing the charges.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Judicial Committee Affirms Suspension of LNC Secretary

By a vote of 4 to 2 to 1, the Judicial Committee (a body elected by delegates at convention; independent of the LNC, and tasked with resolving disputes within the Party), has, following an appeal by the LNC secretary, affirmed the decision of the Libertarian National Committee to suspend its secretary, former IPR contributor Caryn Ann Harlos. … Read more ...

Roger Stone Offers to Freeze Sperm for Laura Loomer, Teases Libertarian Challenge to Ron DeSantis

Roger Stone, a notorious Nixon-era trickster and Donald Trump confidante, is once again teasing a campaign for governor of Florida as a Libertarian. And it would seem he’s also looking to expand his family in a rather unconventional way.

In what seems like either a joke or a publicity stunt, or probably both, Stone is offering to freeze his sperm for right-wing activist (and fringe conspiracy theorist) Laura Loomer.… Read more ...

Twitter Penalizes Libertarian Party of Kentucky Over Rittenhouse Tweet

Twitter has taken action to remove a tweet shared by the Libertarian Party of Kentucky that sided with Kyle Rittenhouse amid the ongoing and racially-charged murder trial.

On August 25, 2020, amid the unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, shot and killed two men and wounded another man in the arm during confrontations at two locations.… Read more ...

Death Notice: Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele (Vivas), a 2012 candidate for the Reform Party’s presidential nomination and briefly a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, died of COVID-19 last month (August 28) at the age of 69, the Maine Public reports.

Steele, an open source activist and former CIA officer and Marine, called the COVID-19 pandemic a hoax (claiming to be the first to do so) and was a proponent of the Qanon conspiracy theory (including a theory about child slave colonies on Mars). … Read more ...

LNC Taps Whitney Bilyeu of Texas as New Chair

The Libertarian National Committee has announced that Whitney Bilyeu of Texas will serve as the new Chair of the LNC.

“Her natural ability to lead and her drive for excellence make her an outstanding choice for the position,” the LNC said via press release.

The LNC convened a special session to fill the vacancy left by Joe Bishop-Henchman’s resignation in June.… Read more ...

Mike Gravel Dead at 91

Former Senator Mike Gravel of Alaska, a 2008 candidate for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination, has died at the age of 91, his namesake Gravel Institute reports:

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John McAfee Found Dead

Anti-virus entrepreneur John McAfee, a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination in 2016 and 2020 was found dead today in a Barcelona prison cell, Reuters reports.

The death comes after a Spanish court decided McAfee could be extradited to the US for tax evasion charges. Catalan officials claim the death was likely suicide.… Read more ...