Tag Archives: Libertarian vice-presidential candidate

Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster: The Libertarian Party Has a Job Opening

TomknappOriginal article can be found here: http://knappster.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-libertarian-party-has-job-opening.html#BLU2LZgtbfXGDYuw.99

The “major” political parties formally vote to nominate their presidential and vice-presidential candidates separately, but it really goes like this:

The presidential nominee “chooses a running mate,” and then the national convention delegates rubber-stamp that man or woman. There have been a few attempts to force a fight (my recollection is that Howard Dean supporters tried to get enough delegates lined up to force a competitive vote and make him the veep nominee whether Kerry wanted him or not in 2004), but for the most part it is a process of coronation by acclamation based on the presidential candidate’s desires.… Read more ...

Mark G. Elworth Jr. of Nebraska Announces Candidacy for the Libertarian Party’s Vice-Presidential Nomination

Mark Elworth

I saw Mr. Elworth’s announcement on Facebook, and asked if he would write something up for publishing at IPR. This is what he sent me (with minor edits from me).

December 29, 2015

Short Political Bio– Mark G Elworth Jr, 2016 Candidate Vice President (Libertarian), 2016 Candidate for Nebraska State Legislator, 2014 Nebraska Governor Candidate, 3.53%, 19,001 votes, I spent $500 on my grassroots campaign and ended up holding the record for 3rd Party Candidates for the office of Governor in Nebraska.… Read more ...

Judge Gray: The Police As Noble Public Servants

Judge Gray

The Functional Libertarian
October 31, 2013

One of the most noble public servant positions in our society is a police officer. These men and women often have difficult jobs, and frequently do not get the credit and appreciation they deserve. When I was a child my parents drummed into me that “if I was lost I should find a policeman, because they are my friends.”… Read more ...

Judge Gray: George Washington-The American Patriot

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The Functional Libertarian

November 7, 2013



Today begins a short series in this weekly column about some of America’s greatest patriots, and we begin today with probably the greatest: George Washington.

At his funeral oration for George Washington, which was given to both houses of Congress on December 26, 1799, General “Light Horse Harry” Lee famously stated that Washington was “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of his Countrymen.”… Read more ...

Judge Gray: Restore Hetch Hetchy Valley!

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The Functional Libertarian Series
October 24, 2013

Those of you who have read this column more than a few times can probably tell that innately I am an optimist. For example, recently I have predicted that our nation’s policy of Drug Prohibition will be ended within only a few years. I believe that is true, but I acknowledge that it is an optimistic thought.… Read more ...

Judge Gray: To Act, or Not to Act?

Judge Gray

The Functional Libertarian Series
October 10, 2013

Have you ever felt inspired, hopeful, able and optimistic about your ability to right a wrong?

Have you ever felt frustrated, small, ineffective and helpless about your ability to do anything about a problem?

I have, both ways.

Recently my wife and I saw the movie “The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, and, in what is probably the most intentionally ironic casting in the history of moviemaking, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan.… Read more ...

Judge Gray: Actual Congressional Benefits

Judge Gray

The Functional Libertarian
October 3, 2013

There is a lot of misinformation and mystery about the compensation that the members of the United States Congress receive, and this is perpetuated by frequent emails that spread many things that are untrue. So I did some research at www.About.com, which provides information about the US Government, and also placed several calls to the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives (202 225-7000) to compile and report to you the accurate information.… Read more ...

Judge Gray: Toward A Functional Libertarian World

The Functional Libertarian
September 19. 2013

I am happy to say that the Functional Libertarian approach is beginning to attract more and more people both in our country and around the world. But what does that mean? What would a Functional Libertarian world really look like?

Generally speaking, Functional Libertarians strive for a government in which people would happily pay their taxes because they see that the money is being responsibly and effectively spent for their general safety, welfare and quality of life.… Read more ...

Judge Gray: The War on Drugs is Just About Over

The Functional Libertarian
September 5, 2013

With the recent statement by Attorney General Holder that the federal government will not prosecute people for marijuana offenses, as long as they are acting within the laws of their states, it is simply a question of time until the entire War on Drugs is over.… Read more ...

Former Libertarian VP Candidate Art Olivier Calls for New Approach to 9/11

This letter was sent to me by Art Olivier for the purpose of posting it here on IPR.

Discussing foreign policy at Case Western University during the 2000 presidential campaign, I said, “It is not a question of if America would suffer a major terrorist attack because of our intervention in foreign affairs, but when we would be hit.”… Read more ...