Tag Archives: R. Lee Wrights

Lee Wrights: On Independence Day, Say No To War

by R. Lee Wrights 

Through the rockets-red glare of this Independence Day celebration let us remember the brave men and woman who face the horror of real fireworks every day in lands far away from the home they have sworn to protect. What better gift can you give to those who are literally giving everything than to demand that our leaders bring them home — now.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: Peace is Profitable

by R. Lee Wrights

Most discussions about the costs of war focus on two numbers, the cost in dollars and cents and the more profound and heartbreaking cost in lives. Yet even as depressing as these numbers are, the figures discussed rarely encompass the whole truth. Over many generations those in power have learned there are benefits to keeping the populace as ignorant as possible when it comes to the true costs of war.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: Peace Is the Death of War

by R. Lee Wrights

BURNET, Texas (May 26) – When I began my quest for the Libertarian presidential nomination, my staff and I were committed to making the campaign about more than just winning the nomination. We determined that whoever was the nominee, the message of the Libertarian Party in 2012 would be “Stop All War,” and that message would be heard in all 50 states.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights Joins Gary Johnson at Online Town Hall and Live & Let Live Radio Show

Lee Wrights, Libertarian National Committee vice chair, will participate in a Gary Johnson for President Online Town Hall meeting tomorrow from 7-9 p.m. EST.

Lee will also be a guest on the “Live and Let Live” radio show Sunday, May 27. He’ll be on from 8-9 p.m. CST, the first hour of the two-hour program.… Read more ...

Wrights Campaign Wants to Occupy Ballot Access

BURNET, Texas (May 18) – Although Lee Wrights failed to win the Libertarian nomination for president, he and his campaign staff remain committed to guaranteeing the Libertarian Party is on the ballot in as many states as possible. So they have launched another project, Occupy Ballot Access, to fulfill or surpass their campaign promise to spend 10 percent of all campaign donations on ballot access.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: A Thank You to My Friends and Family – The Libertarian Party

by R. Lee Wrights

Hearing my name placed into consideration for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for President of the United States was the proudest moment of my life. It was a privilege and an honor for me to be considered for that august office by my family — the Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

Mark Vetanen: Videos from National Convention

Lee Wrights Nomination Speech at the Libertarian National Convention

Gary Johnson Nomination Speech at the Libertarian National Convention

The 2012 Libertarian Nominating Presidential Debate (full video)

George Phillies interviews Mark Rutherford

Note from Paulie: Not sure if we should post each one as a separate post, as we did with the last one.… Read more ...

Wes Wagner: LNC Elections Have Gone a Long Way Towards Mending Wounds

From IPR comments on a previous post

zapper wrote:

Dear Wes Wagner,

The Oregon LP has been wrongly attacked by many in the LP leadership culminating recently with your delegation’s exclusion from being seated at the Libertarian National Convention in Las Vegas. This was a disgraceful act.

Now I’m asking you to make a really sincere effort to help your fellow members nationwide, despite the insult and injury you have suffered, and please accept my apology as a member that these leaders of a party that I long to be able to support fully have acted so atrociously, and to please consider putting Gary Johnson and Jim Gray on the ballot in Oregon as the LP candidates for POTUS and VP this fall.

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John Jay Myers: My message For/To The Libertarian Party

The government incumbents and their media cheerleaders have already defined this year’s presidential debate for America. They have decided that it’s an epic throw down match between Obama and Romney, two candidates who could not possibly be any more different……yeah right.

The Libertarian Party candidates wont let the media frame the debate for them, they will not parrot the cliches, lies and platitudes of the other parties, they will not make people feel “comfortable” with the way things are, because they should not be comfortable.… Read more ...

Libertarian Convention Coverage at Reason

Below are all the articles from the Reason Magazine blog about the Libertarian national convention.

Starchild Is Here

Geoff Neale is the new LNC Chairman

Gary Johnson: The LNC Chair Race is Exciting! Interesting!

Still no Chair of the Libertarian National Committee

Gary Johnson Wins Libertarian Party Nomination

Gary Johnson Just Gave the Best Speech of His Presidential Campaign

How the LP Votes for a Presidential Nominee

Anarchy at the Libertarian Party Convention

Judge Jim Gray Is the 2012 Libertarian Party Vice Presidential Nominee

The Libertarian Party Convention Drinking Game

Johnson and Wrights Square Off in Libertarian Presidential Debate

It’s Johnson vs Wrights in the LP debate

Former Libertarian Presidential Candidate Ed Clark: “I think this year is like 1980”

Meet Lee Wrights, Libertarian Candidate for President

Gary Johnson Takes Solid Lead In Libertarian Party “Token Tally”

Mary Ruwart talks about the LP in 2008 & 2012

LP Convention Delegates See Johnson As Anti-Barr

Gary Johnson On Why He Changed His Mind About Running for President

The Libertarian Party Convention Has Begun

Nearly all the articles were about either the Chair race or about LP presidential contenders (past and present).… Read more ...

LP Media Release: Gary Johnson Chosen

From a media release by the Libertarian Party:


Saturday, May 5, 2012

Libertarian Party Nominates Gary Johnson for President

Contact: Stephen Gordon at (202) 643-7338 / stephen@forwardfocusmedia.com or

Kelly Dirkes at (202) 333-0008 / kelly@lp.org

LAS VEGAS – The Libertarian Party nominated former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson for President of the United States, expressing confidence he will be able to find effective small-government solutions to the country’s most pressing problems and mount a strong challenge to his major party rivals.… Read more ...