Tag Archives: Libertarian Party

Possible Interesting Events at the LP NatCon

Readers interested in Libertarian politics may find of interest the forthcoming Libertarian National Convention. You may safely assume that there will be multiple credentials fights since for starters there are competing delegations from Massachusetts and from Delaware.

Early on there will be two breakfast speakers covered by the same breakfast ticket in two different rooms.… Read more ...

WATCH: The First Libertarian Martyr

Check out this very interesting new documentary short, narrated by legendary “Libertarian Tax Rebel” Karl Jack Bray.

This film was put together by IPR’s own Joseph Buchman and features audio from a tape recording made in June of 1977, less than a year before Bray passed away.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Contested Libertarian Primary in New Mexico, Hepola Lukewarm on Basic Income

NOT SO UNIVERSAL: Supporting direct cash payments for families and individuals is a founding principle of Minnesota’s newest political party. But Cory Hepola, the first Minnesota candidate endorsed by Andrew Yang’s Forward Party, has questioned the idea in the past and isn’t sold on implementing the policy on the state level.… Read more ...

Phillies: Is the Sparks LP National Convention Valid?

It is clear that the Mises Caucus and their allies, agents, and useful idiots on the Libertarian National Committee and the various other LP committees have used whatever powers they have to stack the deck.

Actions were taken in violation of the National Party Bylaws that cannot be reversed and that make it impossible for LP candidates to campaign effectively.… Read more ...

Libertarians on Abortion

On May 2, 2022 a leaked report showed that the Supreme Court of the United States would be overturning the 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision that affirmed that there is a Constitutional right for someone to obtain an abortion.

Abortion is likely the greatest wedge issue of our time. However, Americans as a whole are less divided over this question than hardcore left and right politicians would lead you to believe.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Cory Hepola Hits Campaign Trail, Parties Sue Indiana, Brock Pierce Spending Big in Vermont

HEPOLA HITS THE TRAIL: Forward Party gubernatorial candidate Cory Hepola “revealed his three main campaign ‘pillars’ during a meeting of the Perham Noon Rotary on Thursday, March 24.”

“I am running for governor of Minnesota because we deserve better,” said Hepola during his speech. “We are allowing the 10% of extreme voices hijack the conversation and to push this conversation into bad places and into inactivity … and I just couldn’t sit by anymore, I couldn’t wait anymore, as this was continuing to happen, this lack of progress.”… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Earns Minority Party Status, Committee Appointments in Wyoming House

On Wednesday, February 16, Wyoming House of Representatives Speaker Eric Barlow named the Libertarian Party an official minority party in the state legislature for the first time in state history.

The LNC announced that freshman Libertarian Representative Marshall Burt has been appointed to the Corporations Committee, a “distinguished honor rarely given to representatives in their first term.”… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Issues Call for U.S. to ‘Cut Ties’ with NATO in Light of Russian Tensions

In a statement released on January 26, 2022, the Libertarian Party has called on the United States to leave NATO “in light of escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and as NATO allies have been put on standby for potential military action.”

“The United States’ involvement in NATO puts us in a compromising position; one which is compounded further by the fact that Congress no longer authorizes war and that our military is controlled by a small facet of unelected bureaucrats and what President Eisenhower called the Military-Industrial Complex,” reads the statement.… Read more ...

George Phillies: How to Fix the LNC

Over the past few years, our party has struggled with the differences between advocates of developing tools for ballot access and advocates of growing the party by showing our practical successes.

In Pennsylvania, we made huge strides in membership and donation growth by demonstrating our strong focus on electing partisan Libertarians to office, by showing that we can work with non-Libertarian town council members to move public policy in a Libertarian direction, by showing we can watch where the money is spent, and by serving as a check in the credibility of our electoral process.… Read more ...

Controversial Libertarian Nominee for Governor of NH Advocates Cameras in the Classroom to Fight ‘Wokeness’

Over the weekend the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire nominated controversial “organizational psychologist turned unwoke activist” Karlyn Borysenko for governor.

Borysenko quickly announced that, if elected, her first act as governor will involve putting cameras in all public school classrooms.

“I will sign an executive order mandating every school receiving government funding put a camera in every classroom to broadcast what teachers are teaching to parents of those students.… Read more ...

News & Notes: Mountain Party Blasts Abortion Bill, Controversial Libertarian Joins NH Senate Race

MOUNTAIN PARTY BLASTS ABORTION BILL: The West Virginia Mountain Party has put out a release condemning an anti-abortion resolution introduced in the State Senate by Democratic Minority Leader Stephen Baldwin and Republican Senators Patricia Rucker and Randy Smith.

“This resolution is a slap in the face to the women, transgender men, and others whose reproductive freedoms were guaranteed in Roe v.… Read more ...