Stay out of Syria
… and other impulsive wars
On April 13, President Donald Trump addressed the nation to announce that he had ordered missile strikes on Syria. His rationale: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons to kill civilians in Douma, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus.… Read more ...
From Wes Benedict on the Libertarian National Committee email list, September 1st, 2016 (includes August LP membership numbers):
I’d like to start a discussion about several budget increase requests before a formal motion is considered. I mentioned to the chair that I thought it would be good for me to put this before the LNC soon, and he agreed it was okay for me to get this discussion started on this list.… Read more ...
The following is an email, titled “petition crisis”, which sent out on July 16th, 2016 by Wes Benedict, the executive director of the Libertarian Party (H/T IPR’s Paulie).
(This email was first published on American Third Party Report with the title “Petition Crisis”: Gary Johnson in danger of not getting on the ballot in New York and New Hampshire):
New Hampshire is in the worst shape, with only 32 signatures in hand and an8/10/2016 deadline.… Read more ...
The following is a May 17th, 2016 email from the Libertarian Party:
There are no donation links in this email (for once). Only instructions on how to get hired.
Will you please attend the Libertarian Party of California’s state convention on April 1st through the 3rd in Los Angeles to make sure Republicans don’t take it over?
Here’s the ugly, worst-case scenario: Donald Trump is close to locking up the Republican nomination. Establishment Republicans turn to Plan B, which is to run a 3rd-party candidate against Trump. But ballot access at this late date is incredibly difficult and expensive, unless they hijack the only existing 3rd party which is already headed towards 50-state ballot status – the Libertarian Party. So they flood LP state conventions and then the national convention with Republicans who will overwhelm the true libertarians and vote for Mitt Romney as the Libertarian Party’s Presidential candidate.
There was a press conference this morning in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to announce that 42,000 signatures had been gathered to place the Libertarian Party on the ballot in this state. The required amount of signatures is 24,475, but many more were collected to account for some signatures being found to be invalid.… Read more ...
On Sunday, the Star Tribune published an article in which former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura discusses whether he will run for president in 2016.
Ventura continues to claim that members of the Libertarian Party have invited him to the National Convention next year to seek the party’s presidential nomination. Ventura says he may appear at the convention to seek the nomination, but would not join the party.… Read more ...
Three new people join Libertarian Party Headquarters team
I’d like to publicly recognize and thank Arthur DiBianca for his ten years of work for the Libertarian Party. He has managed our database, helped assemble fundraising letters, edited nearly everything I have ever written, and recruited and supported many candidates. Recently, Mr.… Read more ...
By Steven Nelson
Oct. 27, 2014
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., may follow in his father’s footsteps not only by seeking the Republican presidential nomination, but also by receiving the Libertarian Party’s ballot line.
Members of the Libertarian Party are bracing for an internal struggle over whether to back the libertarian-leaning senator if he appears poised to win the Republican nomination in 2016.… Read more ...