Believe me, to get what we want to make of society, libertarians must learn not to act like Republicans.
Reforming the Libertarian Party
by L. Neil Smith
I recently joined a group, the LP Radical Caucus, that was new to me, and one of the things they asked on their Facebook page was what ideas, if any, did I have for straightening out what’s wrong with the Party.
There was a time I called myself a Libertarian. And there was a time I was a Libertarian. I just wanted to get government to leave me alone, to leave people alone and to go all crazy and limit itself to doing only that which is spelled out clearly in the Constitution.
Wiener Announces Bid for Libertarian Party’s Vice-Presidential Nomination
As a member in good standing of the Libertarian Party since 1972, Daniel Wiener today announced his willingness to be drafted as the Libertarian Party’s 2012 Vice-Presidential nominee. Prior to his current service on the Libertarian National Committee, Wiener’s personal profile included stretches as Newsletter Editor, Executive Committee member, Judicial Committee Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-Chairman, and Chairman of the Libertarian Party of California. … Read more ...
This was my second year in a row attending Freedomfest in Las Vegas, Nevada.. The conference which bills itself as the “world’s largest gathering of free minds” is held yearly in mid July in Bally’s on the strip. Last year, I attended as candidate for Congress and had an amazing time meeting libertarian titans such as David Nolan (R.I.P.), Steve Forbes, & Peter Schiff.… Read more ...
Posted as a note to Facebook early morning Sunday, April 17:
This weekend I was supposed to speak at the Mississippi Party’s State Convention, something I was looking forward to, but instead I made the trip to Washington D.C. to try and fill the slot that was left vacant on the Libertarian National Committee by my friend David Nolan.… Read more ...
In comments on my last update about the process to fill two At Large Rep vacancies on the Libertarian National Committee caused by the death of David Nolan (RIP) and the resignation of former Treasurer James Oaksun, whom former At Large Rep Bil Redpath was appointed to replace, LNC regional rep Daniel Wiener wrote:
There is no official list of applicants for the two LNC vacancies, nor is there any official procedure.
Following up on prior reports (see here and here):
I will not name my source unless he/she wants to step forward, but this is from a member of the LNC. -Paulie
1) Redpath’s motion did not have support. According to George Phillies, that motion was: “We move to appoint Rebecca Sink-Burris and John Jay Myers as At-Large Representatives to the Libertarian National Committee for the remainder of the 2010-2012 term.” This does not mean that they won’t necessarily be the people chosen, just that the committee is not ready to decide now without considering other people first.… Read more ...
I had heard several people mention the idea of leaving David Nolan’s at-large seat vacant. It seemed like a good idea to me, but when I read the bylaws I found that the LNC is required to fill the vacancy.
LP Bylaws, article 8, section 7:
The National Committee shall appoint new officers and members-at-large if vacancies occur, such officers and members-at-large to complete the term of the office vacated.