Tag Archives: Patriot Act

With Reason, Lincoln Chafee Ponders His Failed Campaign, Praises Jo Jorgensen & Hints at a Future Run

Brian Doherty of Reason interviewed former Senator and Governor of Rhode Island, Lincoln Chafee, about his withdrawal from the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential race.  Chafee marvels at the lack of support for his campaign and questions whether the Libertarian Party really prioritizes an anti-war message.  Additionally, he offers tepid support for former opponent Jo Jorgensen, and hints he may run for president again.… Read more ...

Lincoln Chafee Withdraws 2020 Libertarian Presidential Candidacy

Former Rhode Island Governor and U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee has withdrawn from the race for the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination.

In a Facebook post Chafee writes:

I enjoy campaigns. It is rewarding to participate in our electoral process; to exchange ideas with other candidates, to offer to the voters our experiences, visions for the future and open to inspection our past records.

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Fact Check: Lincoln Chafee Claims Ron Paul Voted for the Patriot Act

During the February 22 Libertarian Party presidential debate in Florida, the following exchange took place, starting at the 51:36 mark:

MODERATOR: Mr. Chafee, how do you support your vote for the Patriot Act?

CHAFEE: It was a mistake. You have to put in context that even Ron Paul voted for it. 

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Libertarian Party: Tell your U.S. Senators to let the ‘Patriot’ Act die

Press Release via the Libertarian Party:

Call now and urge your U.S. Senators to let the ‘Patriot’ Act die

Let the Patriot Act die!Today Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark released the following statement:

I woke up this morning to the news that the government no longer has the legal authority to spy on the phone records of every American.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Kill CISPA and repeal Patriot Act, NDAA

from lp.org:
posted by Staff on Apr 22, 2013

Stop CISPARepublican and Democratic politicians are once again attacking Internet freedom and Americans’ privacy rights. This time, it’s the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).

CISPA makes a mockery of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause. 

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Darryl W. Perry: Texas to TSA: “No Warrant, No Grope!”?

From an email sent to IPR by Darryl Perry, chair of the Boston Tea Party:

Texas could become the first State to pass a bill criminalizing invasive pat-downs by agents of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Near the end of the regular session HB 1937 passed the State House unanimously yet stalled in the State Senate after the Department of Justice (DOJ) threatened to ground all flights out of Texas.… Read more ...

Doug Craig: Promises, Patriotism and Power

Posted by Doug Craig on the Libertarian Party blog on May 24, 2011:

May 24, 2011

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Wayne Root: Libya Makes Obama’s Final Four – Too Bad America Loses

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Author of “The Conscience of a Libertarian”

The Middle East is in flames, we’re now fighting wars on three fronts, Japan has suffered a catastrophe, real unemployment is twenty percent, the housing market is in free fall, and the country is drowning in debt.… Read more ...

Bob Barr: TSA’s “VIPER” program stumbles again

Bob Barr at the Barr Code:

Recent activities conducted by various law enforcement agencies under the direction of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), illustrate once again that the agency has a decidedly tin ear when it comes to concern for how its actions upset and disrupt the travelling public, or how it is perceived by the American people.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry: Repeal the (un)PATRIOT(ic) Act

Darryl W. Perry, Chair, Boston Tea Party National Committee:

It is once again the time of year that Congress votes on extending the PATRIOT Act. Once again, it is expected to pass with little or no debate or opposition.

This monstrosity was originally passed shortly after the attacks on September 11, 2001.… Read more ...

Libertarian Blue: ‘Libertarians are Right Wing?’

Libertarian Blue:

One of the advantages or disadvantages (depending on how you look at it) to being a libertarian is that liberals and conservatives accuse of us of being the other.

Daily Dish blogger Andrew Sullivan had nominated Lew Rockwell of all people for the Michelle Malkin award. Now what in anyone’s political mind who actually pays attention and not just repeats sound bites would think Lew Rockwell and Michelle Malkin are the same stripe?… Read more ...

Jesse Walker: A farewell to Bob Barr-endorsed Russ Feingold

Jesse Walker at Reason Hit and Run:

Russ Feingold wasn’t just endorsed by Bob Barr. He was the Bob Barr of the left, and I mean that mostly as a compliment. When Barr was in Congress he could be bad on “social” freedoms, especially the drug war, but he nonetheless took stances on privacy and due process that made him far above average on civil liberties as a whole.… Read more ...