The Libertarian Party has recognized two new candidates seeking its 2016 presidential nomination. Four time presidential candidate Robert Milnes of New Jersey and 2006 Congressional candidate Mike Shannon of Michigan were added to the list of candidates at LP.org.
On the Irregular Times article “Is America Not Safe?” by Peregrin Wood, Dr. Marc Allan Feldman, a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination, disputed the premise of the article that the United States is perfectly safe. Feldman argued:
Running for public office without the backing of a major political party can be difficult. Not only must candidates negotiate strict ballot access requirements, low name recognition, and dismal fundraising, there are additional hurdles in today’s technologically advanced society. As the following candidates demonstrate, independent & third party candidates must now deal with lustful Facebook followers, voyeuristic FBI agents, and even attacks from .… Read more ...
With IP analysis complete, IPR can now release the official state-by-state results of its August 12-19 survey, which gauged reader preference for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination field.
In the poll, voters were asked to chose one of the following individuals, who at the time, were either running or had expressed an interest in running for the 2016 LP presidential nomination:
Using SurveyMonkey, IPR conducted three polls from August 12-19 gauging reader preference for those running or interested in running for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination. With each individual listed in alphabetical order, readers chose between:
In the three polls, participants were asked to rate the viability of the above individuals, to rank each based on personal preference, and to select one (or none) as their preferred choice for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.… Read more ...
The following is the first official Independent Political Report poll concerning the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.
The only individuals included in this poll are those who are either officially running for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination or have expressed interest in running for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.… Read more ...
Joe Wendt, a Libertarian Party of Florida activist, created the following new online poll using Survey Monkey. IPR reported the results of the previous poll, with some different candidates, yesterday. Candidates in bold have already announced they are running; the rest are speculative. The following are the questions, with a list of choices:
Our Party has its first Presidential election poll for 2016. As run by Libertarian Joe Wendt of Florida, the surveymonkey poll revealed
George Phillies 17%
Jesse Ventura 17%
Jim Burns 15%
Jim Gray 9%
Lee Wrights 9%
Mary Ruwart 7%
Adam Kokesh 7% Darryl Perry 6%
John Wayne Smith 5%
Adrian Wyllie 4% Robert Milnes 2% Kip Lee 2%
Wendt reports that he is opening a new poll, removing Jesse Ventura and Adam Kokesh (due to age, Kokesh will be ineligible for the presidency in 2016, but he has expressed interest in running in 2020 -KL), and adding Carla Howell and Jim Duensing, a question about the Vice Presidential candidate, and a question about whether the pollee plans to attend the 2016 National Convention.… Read more ...
William Saturn is a longtime IPR contributor and accredited reporter for Wikinews.
No visitor retains the right to post on IPR. The owner can manage the site as he pleases. But there is no reason IPR cannot attempt to replicate the free and fair society that its owner, contributors, and followers envision.… Read more ...
Ken Krawchuk, the Libertarian Party’s nominee for Governor of Pennsylvania in 1998 and 2002, and a candidate for the party’s 2000 vice presidential nomination, released video of a 2012 alternate candidates debate, which he moderated.
Robert Milnes, a 2008 and 2012 candidate for the Libertarian, Green and (now defunct) Boston Tea Party’s presidential nominations and current 2016 Independent presidential candidate wrote the following piece that looks at the history and destiny of Progressivism and Libertarianism as steps toward Anarchy: