IPR Glitches

Just to let everyone know, there may have been some glitches on IPR in the past two days. I moved the site to a new hosting setup. It was supposed to go smoothly but didn’t, so some comments may have been lost and the site may have seemed odd, and may still be odd for another day.… 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 ...

Roger Harris: The New Congress and the Rolling Catastrophe of the US Body Politic

Bathed in the soothing waters of the Blue Wave, such that it was, a new US Congress will be baptized on January 3rd. But what portends when “Mad Dog” Mattis, arch racist Jeff Sessions, and deep state spooks are canonized by self-identified liberals and leftists as bulwarks against fascism?

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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 ...

Jim Babka: ‘The Legend of Project Archimedes’

January 4, 2019

The Legend of Project Archimedes

The Libertarian letter that changed Jim Babka’s life – Project Archimedes Retweet

Jim Babka

In 1996, I was a new Libertarian, a refugee from the GOP. My friend Chet had introduced me to the Libertarians more than a year before. I wasn’t impressed until I saw Harry Browne on C-SPAN.

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PA Green Party Requests U.N. to Takeover Fukushima Reactors

In December 2018, the Green Party of Pennsylvania (GPPA) and Green Party of the United States (GPUS) requested the United Nations to take over the crippled nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (Fuku) in Japan. Acting in response to a request by Pennsylvania Greens, the National Committee of GPUS has requested the UN Economic and Social Council to direct the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to take over the Japanese nuclear reactors.… Read more ...

Green-Rainbow Party: Fund the Government, Defend Migrants, No Trump Wall

The Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts calls for collective non-violent resistance at this critical time to prevent the deaths of more children at the US-Mexico border, stop funding for Trump’s border wall, and put our government back to work.

Two children have died this month in the custody of CBP (Customs and Border Protection) at the US-Mexico border.… Read more ...

Third Parties Can’t Win, Part 1

“Third-parties have no chance of winning!” -Way too many voters in Arkansas

Admittedly, this indubitably frustrating refrain echoes on the lips of thousands of Arkansas voters every election. Any time a third-party candidate asks for a vote, with a dreadful certainty, this rejoinder is ripped quickly from its sheath and enthusiastically deployed in parrying any thoughts of winning an election that may have been dancing in the minds of third-party candidates.… Read more ...

LPedia: 1972 Libertarian Political Action Manual by David Nolan

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

Read full 56 page manual here

More at LPedia

Green Party Calls for Action in Border Refugee Crisis

El Paso, Texas — El Paso and other border towns have been helping refugees find safe temporary residence and assisting with basic living needs for years. Recent actions by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have dramatically increased the stress on organizations providing refugee assistance. The Green Party of El Paso County assesses this to be a critical situation for the community and immediate action by the US government is needed to avoid further deterioration.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party volunteer Keith Thompson responds to reader feedback