Tag Archives: Harry Browne

Harry Browne: When Will We Learn?

19 years ago today, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Harry Browne, the Libertarian Party’s 1996 and 2000 presidential nominee, posted the following to WorldNetDaily as his reaction to the events. 

Prior to 9/11, Browne warned interventionist American foreign policy would have catastrophic consequences for the nation. In his essay, he explains why the attacks should not surprise, and calls for a self-reflective response in the immediate, while prophetically expecting otherwise.  Read more ...

Submit Your Questions for 2020 Libertarian Presidential Candidate Jo Jorgensen

IPR Readers,

We plan to conduct an interview with 2020 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen (campaign website) in the coming days.  We will use your questions in this interview.

Jorgensen, currently a psychology lecturer at Clemson University, was the Libertarian Party’s 1996 vice presidential nominee, running mate of the late Harry Browne. … Read more ...

Book Excerpt: George Phillies on Barr 2008

Long-time Libertarian Party activist, former presidential candidate and frequent IPR commenter George Phillies is also the author of numerous books, including Funding Libertyan examination of how Harry Browne‘s campaigns in 1996 and 2000 were financed and where the money went.

Phillies is hard at work on his latest book, tentatively titled Scampaigns, which covers similar information on the 2008 and 2012 Libertarian Party presidential campaigns of, respectively, Bob Barr and Gary Johnson.… Read more ...

Videos From the 2014 Libertarian National Convention

Here are some videos taken of dramatic and/or interesting events at the Libertarian Convention at the end of June.

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Harry Browne: Uncelebrating the Fourth

Originally written July 2003
Found today on The Tenth Amendment Center’s website

Unfortunately, July 4th has become a day of deceit.

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress formally declared its independence from Great Britain. Thirteen years later, after a difficult war to secure that independence, the new country was open for business.… Read more ...

Reviews and Discussion of “Why Peace” by Marc Guttman

In the spirit of Memorial Day, this writer would like to share with you a book written/edited by a  physician, Marc Guttman. It is a thick book with essays from many people, all discussing war and the reasons to seek a world at peace. Some of the contributors included are Libertarian heroes such as Harry Browne and Steve Kubby.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson Contrasts Himself With Ron Paul, Obama, GOP Field, Past and Present Libertarian Presidential Contenders

From Mike Riggs at Reason, describing Gary Johnson’s speech to the ACLU:

Johnson said he’d cut the military’s budget and end Obama’s interventionism. It wasn’t until he got started on legalizing marijuana that the crowd (figuratively) lit up. A steady stream of applause followed Johnson’s declarations after that.

“I support gay marriage equality.

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Harry Browne: ‘A Libertarian’s New Year’s Resolutions’


by Harry Browne
Forwarded by Advocates for Self-Government
Harry Browne (RIP) was the Libertarian Party presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000.

1. I resolve to sell liberty by appealing to the self-interest of each prospect, rather than preaching to people and expecting them to suddenly adopt my ideas of right and wrong.… Read more ...

Jacob Hornberger on Neil Cavuto: US Aid to Egypt Spawned Hatred

Via Hiram Reisner at NewsMax (H/T Tom Knapp):

“We need to be asking ourselves as Americans exactly what the Egyptian people are asking themselves: What business does our government have supporting a dictatorship, for 30 years, that the Egyptian people now are finally protesting against,” Jacob Hornberger told Fox News’ Neal Cavuto.… Read more ...

Bill Redpath: My Last Column as Chairman of the Libertarian Party

by William Redpath

Reprinted from the May 2010 issue of LP News at LP.org

I don’t know how he did it. Mickey Spillane supposedly squirreled himself away for a short period of time, and BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM-BAM—he would write a book. He wrote “I, the Jury” in only nineteen days, according to his Wikipedia page.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: Why Massachusetts should have voted Libertarian

Via email and LP.org:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Like you, I am upset that the health care bill passed last night. Another huge expansion of government spending and government control is not good for our freedom or our health.

When I heard about the passage, I was reminded of the many hateful emails I received earlier this year demanding that the Libertarian Party make Libertarian Independent candidate Joe Kennedy drop out of the Massachusetts U.S.… Read more ...

Advocates for Self-Government: New Year’s resolutions from former Libertarian Presidential candidate Harry Browne

From an email from the Advocates:

Dear Paul,

Happy New Year! Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions?

Several years ago, Harry Browne — 1996 and 2000 Libertarian Party presidential candidate, world-renowned libertarian speaker and writer, and very good friend of the Advocates — did.

The result was a compact how-to of effective libertarian communication, by one of history’s most persuasive advocates of the ideas of liberty.… Read more ...