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David Colborne: The Libertarian Party of Nevada and the Non-Aggression Principle

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Mr. Colborne saw our discussion on IPR regarding Brett Pojunis, LP of Nevada’s current chair and candidate for the chairmanship of the Libertarian National Committee, rejecting the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP). I asked in a comment if this was a recent development, and David contacted me with some information. He wrote this proposal, which has very recently been passed.Read more ...

David Colborne: Cattlemen and Libertarians


I found part 4 of this series on Facebook, and asked Mr. Colborne for his permission to post it. The series was posted to his blog, Retroactive Ramblings. David Colborne is a Libertarian activist in Reno, Nevada, and visits us at IPR sometimes.

If you haven’t read the Cattlemen and Libertarians series, start here:

Cattlemen and Libertarians
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David Colborne: In Remembrance of James “Libertarian” Burns

James Libertarian Burns Posted to David Colborne’s blog, Retroactive Ramblings

James Libertarian Burns was active with the Libertarian Party of Nevada from as early as 1973. The LP was so small then that the Libertarian Party wasn’t allowed on the Nevada ballot. So, Mr. Burns legally changed his middle name to “Libertarian” and ran as a Republican–hence, the word “Libertarian” appeared on the ballot.Read more ...

David Colborne Proposes New Bylaws for the Libertarian Party of Nevada

Proposed Bylaws Amendments

Proposed Amendment: Change the Preamble to:
People should be allowed to live as they choose so long as they do not initiate violence, coercion, nor
engage in fraud.
We adopt the Statement of Principles of the National Libertarian Party.
Proposed Amendment: Delete sections 2 and 3 from Article II, Object.… Read more ...

Nevada’s Libertarian Party Attracts Outside Attention

It appears that the Libertarian Party of Nevada has attracted the attention of a blogger, who decided to ask some questions about the leadership of that state. The blog Dullard Marsh, written by Anon Guy, posted this article last week:

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Thursday, July 07, 2011

How Not to Run for Office, or: Does Nevada Still Have a Libertarian Party?

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David Colborne: Nevada’s Colleges Not The Best For Free Speech

From an article by David Colborne on the Nevada Capital Libertarian Party blog:

FIRE recently announced via Huffington Post the top seven schools in the country that respect free speech. Sadly, none of them are in Nevada – in fact, both UNR and UNLV currently receive the dreaded “red light” rating from FIRE due to open-ended sexual harassment policies and ridiculously broad prohibitions against “offensive” speech from residents of on-campus housing and users of the universities networks.

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David Colborne: Nevada LP Northern Regional Representative Report

Submitted by David Colborne to the Nevada Libertarian Party Executive Committee and to IPR:

I’d like to start this report by greeting all of the new faces in the Executive Committee. Some of you I’ve met, some of you I haven’t; whatever the case may be, I look forward to working with each and every one of you over the next couple of years.… Read more ...

David Colborne on Libertarians: Death by Parliamentary Red Tape?

David Colborne in IPR comments:

Regarding parliamentary rules, I find it absolutely amazing how, at every Libertarian event (and this is a personal observation, not an official one), the probability that an LP meeting will devolve into rules lawyering approaches 1 given enough time. I don’t know if it’s a personality situation or a design flaw in Robert’s Rules themselves but it’s absolutely maddening.… Read more ...

David Colborne on Root, Obama and the NFL Labor Crisis

David Colborne in IPR comments:

My biggest beef with Wayne Root’s A Teachable Moment: How Obama Would Solve the NFL Labor Crisis is that it’s, at best, tangential to the issues of organized labor and business ownership in this country. NFL labor “problems”, if they’re synonymous with anything outside of the NFL, are similar to the issues facing industry and labor in the ’50s and early ’60s, when the economy was consistently growing year-after-year and American manufacturing was the only game on the planet.… Read more ...

David Colborne: Reid Not Stimulated By Legal Prostitution

Emailed by David Colborne to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

At 14.6%, nearly 5% higher than the national average, Nevada has the highest unemployment rate in the nation. Consequently, when Harry Reid, Nevada’s senior politician in Washington and the current Senate Majority Leader, came to address the Nevada Legislature on Tuesday, his focus was, logically enough, on jobs.… Read more ...

David Colborne: ‘Don’t sweat the National Libertarian Party’

David Colborne in IPR comments:

Don’t sweat the National LP. No, seriously.

The GOP and Democrats both seem to do just fine having regional “dialects”. Republicans in California push on different issues than Republicans in Georgie. Democrats in Michigan push a different agenda than Democrats in Oregon. There’s enough in common to keep the parties together and provide some ideological consistency, but not much more than that.… Read more ...