2020 Libertarian presidential candidate Dan “Taxation is Theft” Behrman sent out the following press release today about his Taxation is Theft Fest, which Behrman refers to on social media as #Titfest2020:
We’ve published our final schedule!
We have an amazing list of speakers including Joe Banister, the former IRS agent who advocates that most Americans should not be paying taxes, Dave Champion, who wrote the book explaining why, and Peymon Mottahedeh, who is offering $300,000 to prove them wrong!
With Congressman Justin Amash joining the Libertarian Party and announcing his intentions to seek its 2020 presidential nomination, some of his opponents for Libertarian presidential nomination reacted to the news.
Jo Jorgensen in an email release:lp
Of course the big news is that after months of teasing and indecision, Michigan Representative Justin Amash has finally joined the Libertarian Party and will be seeking the LP nomination for President.
Recently, the NAP has been the subject of a number of blogs posted by people who question its ethical basis, practicality, and universality. As someone who has written extensively on this subject for over two decades, I thought I’d weigh in.… Read more ...
Mary Ruwart is the author of Healing Our World and has worked as a research scientist in the medical field. She was a leading candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, and has served on the Libertarian Party’s National Committee.
Mary Ruwart is a longtime Libertarian Party activist and perennial candidate for public office. The following was published in the May 8th, 2013 edition of the official publication of The Advocates for Self-Government, Liberator Online.
QUESTION: If some parents cannot take care of their own child, then should we have programs in place that allow the child to be cared for at the taxpayers’ expense without necessarily taking the child away from its parents?… Read more ...
Baby-boomers are starting to retire. They expect to receive Social Security since most of them have contributed to the program all of their lives. They expect to receive Medicare benefits, because private insurers have been virtually driven from the retiree market.
Gary Johnson reportedly said on the debate stage that he was going to be a member of the Libertarian Party for the rest of his life. He also said that, should he lose the race for the nomination (an unlikely prospect), he would run for the office again in 2016.
Additionally, in an interview with Reason, 2008 Presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party nomination Mary Ruwart had some positive things to say about Johnson’s libertarian pedigree.… Read more ...
Posted originally by Brian Holtz on his blog, Libertarian Intelligence and submitted to IPR. Brian writes for IPR also, but per our rules he is not posting it here because he is the author of this opinion. I am not agreeing or disagreeing with his picks by reposting it for him here, and IPR as a group/site is not taking any positions.… Read more ...
Libertarians have “tremendous power” to roll back big government even without electing anyone, writes Dr. Mary Ruwart on LibertyForAll.net.
As libertarians, we have tremendous power. However, we are so focused on winning elections that we tend to neglect our real strength. We’re frustrated by the “wasted vote syndrome,” but do little to counter it, even though we hold the key in our hands.
From Mike Riggs at Reason, describing Gary Johnson’s speech to the ACLU:
Johnson said he’d cut the military’s budget and end Obama’s interventionism. It wasn’t until he got started on legalizing marijuana that the crowd (figuratively) lit up. A steady stream of applause followed Johnson’s declarations after that.