Tag Archives: Libertarian Party of Minnesota

Libertarian Party: Victory and Ballot Access Updates

The Libertarian Party sent out the following press release today:

This month has seen several major decisions handed down by the Supreme Court that impact individual sovereignty, including the freedom from state discrimination based upon sexual orientation. This ruling was particularly celebratory as June is Pride Month.

For Libertarians, it is a foundational belief that all people must be equal in the eyes of the law.… Read more ...

LPMN: Gary Johnson to appear on Minnesota ballot

From the Libertarian Party of Minnesota’s (LPMN’s) website (h/t TomP at BAN)

August 23, 2016

Gary-Johnson-2016-flyerWe did it! Former governor of New Mexico and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson has achieved a spot on Minnesota’s ballot, ensuring that Minnesotans will gain another choice for president in November.

LPMN activists submitted an initial 2200 signatures on August 2, of which 1950 have already been validated.… Read more ...

Minnesota Libertarians: Just Say No to Jesse Ventura

As he does every four years, former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura has recently publicly mulled a run for the presidency of the United States. This time, he says any such run would take place on the Libertarian Party’s ballot line.

The Libertarian Party of Minnesota’s executive committee isn’t buying. In a press release issued this morning, the LPNM EC states:

Due to conflict and contrast to core principles of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota, including but not limited to his proven legacy of government growth having measurable negative economic impacts that last to this day, the LPMN Executive Committee hereby declares that former (Reform Party/Independence Party) Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, shall not receive support from this body at any point in his potential bid to become the 2016 Presidential nominee of the Libertarian National Committee.

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Gary Johnson wins 75.3% of first-choice votes in Minnesota L.P. presidential caucuses

From the Libertarian Party of Minnesota: 

March 1, 2016

In several states including Minnesota, “Super Tuesday” featured highly contested races between multiple contenders in both the Republican and Democratic presidential races, undoubtedly spurring higher than usual turnout among the public for those parties.

Exactly 227 Minnesotans decided that they didn’t care.… Read more ...

LP-Minnesota: Kevin Bradley chosen for new Executive Director

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From the Libertarian Party of Minnesota:

January 7, 2016

The search is over! After a months-long effort, the LPMN has re-filled a critical position in its core leadership. Party activists are excited to announce that Kevin Bradley has been chosen as the new LPMN Executive Director.

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The position has played a key role in the party’s recent successes since it was created by the LPMN Executive Committee in early 2013.… Read more ...

Open Thread for This Weekend’s Libertarian Conventions

This is a busy weekend for state Libertarian Parties. Besides New York, which was featured in a prior thread, these states will be meeting:

Friday, April 25 to April 26

Saturday, April 26


Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27

Please use this thread to keep us posted with their events, or send info to me at stone@altrionet.com.… Read more ...

LPMN Challenges DFL on Minimum Wage Issue

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This article was sent to me for publication here. I asked what DFL stood for, and this was the explanation that was provided:

DFL stands for Democratic-Farmer-Labor. They were formed when the Democratic Party merged with the Farmer-Labor Party, which had been a third party in Minnesota, some decades ago. More info: wikipedia .Read more ...

Tylor Slinger: Libertarianism 101: How to be a Proper Corporate Shill

Originally published on the Libertarian Party of Minnesota (LPMN) website on July 17, 2013: 

There are an excess of benefits to being a libertarian in 2013. First, there’s the whole minor party status thing. Then you consider the huge number of ladies that fill our ranks which makes Ladies Nights at any local bar look tame.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Minnesota: Safety From Yourselves?

The following was posted on the Libertarian Party of Minnesota’s website on July 5, 2013:

Celebrating Independence Day has always been a thrilling event for me. Family, backyard barbeques, and the best yet, fireworks. Growing up we had the luxury of a car that could take us to Hudson, WI for the purpose of buying fire crackers, bottle rockets, and other non-ground effect pyro-technics.… Read more ...

Tylor Slinger: You are NOT complicit: Bullet to the Brain of Libertarian Purity

The following was published on the Libertarian Party of Minnesota (LPMN) website on June 27, 2013. Tylor Slinger is an LPMN member who previously ran for a seat on the Saint Paul City Council. 

Lysander Spooner

Libertarian purity is the stuff of legends. It’s right up there with phoenix tears and virgin blood as far as mythological alchemists are concerned.… Read more ...

Tylor Slinger: In Defense of Miss Utah

In Defense of Miss Utah

By Tylor Slinger (member of the Libertarian Party of Minnesota)

Published June 18, 2018 on LPMN.org

Reality T.V. has a strange grip on our culture today and it seems a litany of shows each year try to capture a new niche market. Unfortunately, reading Mises, Hayek and Rothbard has not made me immune to the hypnotic pull of watching a bunch of kids living in a house, or contests of eating bugs and other disgusting items, or what appears to be an American past time, the beauty pageant.… Read more ...

Tylor Slinger: The 7 reasons I thought I was a Democrat (and the reasons I’m not anymore)

The 7 reasons I though I was a Democrat (and the reasons I’m not anymore)

    By Tylor Slinger (Libertarian Party of Minnesota member)

    Published on LPMN.org on June 10, 2013

After 17 years in the primary and collegial school systems it’s not hard to come out with a few unexamined opinions regarding political parties and        their politics.… Read more ...