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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 ...

George Phillies: No Debate Planned Between National Chair Candidates at Convention

Found on Facebook


I have just received word that due to ‘scheduling constraints’ there will be no debate between national chair candidates.

Those of you around in 1998 will recall that the chair debate was decisive in determining who was the next national chair — with disastrous consequences for our party.… Read more ...

LP to Free Delegates: Get Lost!

The Libertarian Party today released its full list of convention packages.

Fellow Libertarian Party Member,

You Are Cordially Invited to Attend

40th Anniversary Libertarian National Convention

Homecoming and Reunion for Libertarians     

May 2-6      Red Rock Resort     Las Vegas, NV

“Why is This Year’s 40th Anniversary Libertarian National Convention Unlike Any Other in LP History?”… Read more ...

LP Release: 2012 Libertarian Nominating Convention May 2-6

From a media release from the Libertarian Party:

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Dear Fellow Libertarians,

Mark your calendar!

The 2012 National Libertarian Party convention will be held on May 2-6 in Las Vegas, Nevada, featuring:

  • Nomination of our 2012 Libertarian Presidential and Vice Presidential candidates as well as our party officers.
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Mary Ruwart: Open letter to the Florida and Idaho Libertarian Party State Executive Committees

By Mary Ruwart at Liberty for All. Republished with permission from Liberty for All publisher Lee Wrights.

by Mary J. Ruwart, LNC At-large

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to you in my capacity as an At-Large Representative of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC), which is in receipt of your resolutions concerning Mr.Read more ...

Jim Duensing running for Libertarian nomination for President of USA

Speaking on WYBS radio this morning, former Libertarian Party of Nevada and Libertarian State Leadership Alliance chair Jim Duensing confirmed that he is seeking the Libertarian nomination for President of the United States.

Duensing supporters were seen at the Libertarian Party of Nevada convention this past weekend wearing Jim Duensing for President T-Shirts.… Read more ...

Boston Tea Party Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees to be selected beginning December 22, 2011


The National Committee voted to hold the 2012 National Convention from May 1-7, 2012. With a separate convention to select the Presidential & Vice Presidential nominees to begin on December 22, 2011 and lasting as many days as needed to chose the nominees.
To make Presidential & Vice-Presidential nominations, please leave a comment on http://bostontea.us/node/963Read more ...

LP of Florida Resolution in support of Dallas for national convention

Email from Vicki Kirkland, LP of Florida Chair:

The Libertarian Party of Florida voted on their Sunday night, November 14th State Executive Committee phone conference to endorse Dallas, Texas as the site for the 2012 Naional Convention. The vote was unanimous.

See previous discussion here.

The issue will be decided at this weekend’s LNC meeting.… Read more ...

David Nolan proposes resolution for LNC consideration

As reported by George Phillies in IPR comments, Libertarian Party co-founder David Nolan has proposed the following resolution to be considered at this weekend’s LNC meeting:

“WHEREAS the Libertarian Party can grow only by attracting new members and supporters, and

“WHEREAS libertarianism is a unique political philosophy, distinct from both contemporary liberalism and contemporary conservatism, and

“WHEREAS we need the support of both former liberals and former conservatives who have come to realize that libertarianism and the Libertarian Party offer a better path to achieving a just, humane and prosperous society

“The Libertarian National Committee hereby resolves that our party, its representatives and staff should always state clearly and unequivocally that we welcome individuals from across the political spectrum who now accept the libertarian principles of self-ownership and non-aggression.”… Read more ...

Libertarians in support of national convention being in Dallas put up facebook page

Posted on facebook, sent to me by Erik G.

We Support a DFW, TX LP National Convention in 2012


As many of you know our LNC is currently working on a location for the 2012 National Convention. The 2 contenders are DFW, TX and Las Vegas, NV. As you can imagine I am admittedly for DFW.… Read more ...

Rachel Hawkridge Removed from Libertarian National Convention Oversight, Alleges It Was Unjust

H/T George Phillies; text version is at Gold America Group. The short version is that Rachel Hawkridge says she was unjustly purged from the Libertarian National Convention Oversight Committee. The attachment details her case for anyone who wants the long version: Convention Defense.

Some prior discussion of this issue already took place in the election predictions thread.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Survey: 2012 Convention Date

Email from Libertarian Party national headquarters:

Dear Libertarian,

When is the best time for the Libertarian Party to hold its 2012 Presidential nominating convention? Below are arguments for three alternatives: before, during and after Memorial Day weekend. Following those arguments is a link to a survey, which has three boxes you can check to indicate which date or dates you prefer.… Read more ...