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Video of New York Libertarian Party presidential debate

The Libertarian Party of New York hosted a presidential debate on April 30th, 2016 at the party’s state convention. John McAfee, Gary Johnson, Darryl W. Perry and Austin Petersen participated. The video of the debate lasts 1 hour and 25 minutes.

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Marine Vet for Freedom: Candidate Analysis – Austin Petersen

austin-petersen-600x400 Marine Vet for Freedom is conducting candidate analysis their site. This analysis of Libertarian Presidential candidate Austin Petersen can be read here.\

I am going to put this out front immediately on this article that I have not liked, nor do I support, Austin Petersen. That being said, I am going to be leaving the bias behind and evaluate him on his campaign.… Read more ...

Alan Hayman at The Random Spoon: The Libertarian Party’s Donald Trump: The Truth About Austin Petersen

petersen_cram_it_2The original article can be read at The Random Spoon here.

Some of us “party insiders” have been saying for a while that Austin Petersen is not good for the Libertarian Party. I put “party insiders” in quotes as a bit of a joke, because anyone that actually involves themselves in what we do on a day-to-day basis understands that there pretty much are no “insiders” in our party.… Read more ...

George Dance at the Nolan Chart: Non-Aggression and Self-Refutation

60617_433580790022144_2145776739_nThe original article can be read at The Nolan Chart here.

J.H. Bennett argues that the Non-Aggression Principle, used as a basis for law, is self-refuting, and believers in it must therefore be pacifists. How sound is his argument?

The Non-Aggression Principle, or NAP — the principle that it is morally wrong, and should be legally prohibited, for any person or group to initiate force against any other person or group — has long been central to libertarian political thought.… Read more ...

George Dance’s Political Animal: Shouting Match at Texas Libertarian Debate

Libertarian_Party_of_Texas_logoApril 11, 2016 – The April 8 Libertarian Party of Texas presidential candidates’ debate briefly turned into a shouting match, after Libertarian Republic website owner Austin Petersen called former Governor Gary Johnson a “defeatist” and warned the delegates: “Do not nominate this man.”

Petersen, Johnson, and the other candidates were responding to a question about the nationally televised presidential debates in the fall, which the Republicans and Democrats monopolize through their bipartisan Committee on Presidential Debates.… Read more ...

Video of the Libertarian Party of Florida’s presidential debate

Below is a video of yesterday’s Libertarian Party of Florida’s presidential debate featuring candidates Gary Johnson, Marc Allan Feldman, Darryl W. Perry and Austin Petersen. The video was taken from Petersen’s campaign Facebook page and re-uploaded to YouTube. It lasts for an hour and 16 minutes.

One testy moment of the debate came at the 40 minute mark in the video, when Darryl W.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson: Jewish Bakers Should Be Forced to Bake Nazi Cakes

During the first hour of the Libertarian Party presidential forum that aired Friday night on the Fox Business Network, leading Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson admitted that in his view, Jewish bakers should be forced by government to bake wedding cakes for Nazis.

The issue arose when fellow Libertarian presidential candidate Austin Petersen brought to the attention of moderator John Stossel that in an earlier debate in Oregon, Johnson declared that bakeries should be forced to bake wedding cakes for gay couples.… Read more ...

Rand Paul to Announce Endorsement of Austin Petersen

From The Liberty Bacon:

Several sources from within both the Rand Paul and the Austin Petersen camps confirmed talks have been taking place for Senator Paul’s endorsement of the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate Austin Petersen.

One source said that Senator Paul had considered endorsing fellow Tea Party candidate Ted Cruz, saying if Rand thought he had a future with the GOP, he would have endorse Cruz.… Read more ...

Andy Craig: ‘Internet Troll Runs for President: The Sad, Strange Campaign of Austin Petersen’


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March 27, 2016
By Andy Craig

One of the things Libertarians pride themselves on is that our nomination is a competitive and open process. Literally anybody can run for President, so long as they’re constitutionally eligible and a member of the party.

The downside of that is…. well: anybody can run for President.Read more ...

Mar. 15 Libertarian primaries: Johnson wins NC with No Preference in 2nd; Uncommitted beats Petersen in MO

North Carolina (27% reporting):

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson 42.81% ✓ 
No Preference 33.28%
John David Hale 5.95%
Barbara Joy Waymire 5.29%
Austin Petersen 3.59%
Darryl W. Perry 1.92%
Steven Elliott (Steve) Kerbel 1.79%
Cecil Ince 1.40%
Derrick Michael Reid 1.22%
Marc Allan Feldman 1.14%
Jack B. Robinson, Jr. 0.92%
Rhett Rosenquest Smith 0.70%

Missouri (22% reporting):

Uncommitted 41.608% ✓ 
Austin Petersen 28.842%
Steven Elliott (Steve) Kerbel 13.002%
Marc Allan Feldman 8.747%
Rhett Rosenquest Smith 4.255%
Cecil Ince 3.546%

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March 15: Libertarian presidential primaries in North Carolina and Missouri

vote_libertarian_classic_round_sticker-rc6f67375728f4c389695febddeb2859d_v9waf_8byvr_324With attention focused on the Republican and Democratic primaries in several states that could potentially decide their nominations, two states will be having Libertarian presidential preference primaries on Tuesday, March 15: North Carolina and Missouri.

Voters who are registered as either Libertarian or unaffiliated can vote in the semi-open North Carolina Libertarian primary, where the following 11 candidates will be on the ballot:

Gary Johnson
Marc Allan Feldman
John David Hale
Cecil Ince
Steve Kerbel
Darryl Perry
Austin Petersen
Derrick Reid
Jack Robinson
Rhett Smith
Barbara Joy Waymire

All Missouri voters can participate in the open primary, where these options will appear on the Libertarian ballot:

Marc Allan Feldman
Cecil Ince
Steve Kerbel
Austin Petersen
Rhett Smith

These will be the two state-run Libertarian presidential primaries held prior to the Libertarian National Convention (May 26-30).… Read more ...