Tag Archives: Libertarian Party Platform

Mark West: ‘Libertarian Ideals: Unintentional Self-Destruction’

By Mark West

All Libertarian Party candidates have experienced it at one point or another. Laying an enormous weight on every chance post and idle utterance, this grueling beast can eviscerate a campaign in a matter of moments. Yet, battling for balance with this monstrosity wearies every candidate and stalls campaigns in the malicious mire of friendly fire.… Read more ...

2018 Libertarian Party National Platform Committee Update

Thomas L. Knapp at Kn@ppster:

It’s been a little while since my last update, and simultaneously quite a bit has happened and not much has happened.

  • Caryn Ann Harlos was elected permanent chair of the committee.
  • Mimi Robson is in the middle of being elected secretary (the email ballot hasn’t ended yet, but IIRC there’s been one NOTA vote and a whole bunch of votes for her).
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Libertarian Party Platform Committee Adopts Report

Brian Holtz reports at Libertarian Intelligence

The Libertarian Party Platform Committee met in December in Las Vegas. It adopted 16 proposals, two of which include “pending amendments”. (A pending amendment is subject to an initial majority vote by the convention delegates before the proposal it amends receives its usual up-or-down 2/3 vote.)

Holtz, who is a member of that committee as well as a writer for IPR, goes on to detail the proposed changes to the platform adopted by the committee, the votes for and against passage among committee members, his opinion of each proposed change, and his assessment of the chances the delegates will pass each of the proposals.… Read more ...