By Michael Badnarik (2004 Libertarian Party presidential nominee)
Published June 26, 2013 on LibertyForAll.net
Do you remember the cartoons you watched as a child? Occasionally the characters would get into a fight, symbolized by a small tornado whirling madly. Frequently an innocent bystander would get unwillingly sucked into the fight. As if we don’t already have enough problems, it appears that the United States may get sucked into World War III.… Read more ...
Michael Badnarik was the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate in 2004. He received 397,265 votes, or 0.32% of the vote.
Hero: Edward Snowden
Published June 17, 2013
I would like to go on record thanking Edward Snowden for his act of courage on behalf of all freedom loving Americans. I am not the least bit surprised that our government has plans to extradite him from wherever they can catch him, and then drag him through a ridiculous kangaroo court before slamming him in prison.
George Phillies is a college professor and Libertarian Party activist who is based in Massachusetts. The following was published on Liberty for All’s website on June 12, 2013. Liberty for All is an online newsletter edited by LP vice-chair and 2012 presidential candidate R. Lee Wrights.
Back in 2008 when I ran for our Presidential nomination against Republican Bob Barr, Republican Wayne Root, and their LNC supporters:
Over the years I have developed a reputation for being a “constitutional expert”. (Referring to myself as “The Stepfather of the Constitution” admittedly may have something to do with that.) Two of the questions that I am asked quite often are: “Didn’t the outcome of the “Civil War” prove secession is not an option for any State?” and “Doesn’t the Texas Constitution reserve the right of Texas to secede?” I’m not sure why these misconceptions persist, but allow me to attempt to shatter these myths once again.… Read more ...
During a regular meeting of the Libertarian Party of Florida’s Executive Committee last night, they created a resolution (found below) to repudiate recent comments made by Libertarian National Congressional Committee chairman Wayne Allyn Root and suggested his removal from any leadership position within the Libertarian Party.
Press release from the Wrights for President exploratory committee emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org:
BURNET, Texas (Nov. 9) – The most significant impact of the 2010 elections is neither a mandate for the Republican Party, nor a rejection of the Obama Administration, but in the continued growth of the Libertarian vote at the local, state and national level, said potential Libertarian presidential candidate R.… Read more ...
BURNET, Texas (Oct. 27) -Anyone who opposes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has a clear choice in this election. They should vote Libertarian said R. Lee Wrights, a potential candidate for the 2012 Libertarian presidential nomination.
“Anti-war liberals who supported President Obama in 2008 should know by now that he’s not going to end America’s foreign wars,” Wrights said.… Read more ...
Recently — hey, I’m a candidate, did you expect my opponents to say nice things about me? — a number of bizarre rumors have arisen about Massachusetts Libertarian ballot access. Please note that I am one member of the state committee, our chair is David Blau, and our state committee has uniformly been unanimous on these questions.