Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Cato Fiscal Grades: Gary Johnson and William Weld


May 24, 2016
By Chris Edwards

For November, voters turned off by Trump and Clinton may be interested in the likely Libertarian Party ticket of Gary Johnson and William Weld. Johnson is a former governor of New Mexico (1995-2003), and Weld is a former governor of Massachusetts (1991-1997).

David Boaz gives an overview of their records, noting that both governors scored well on Cato’s fiscal report cards.… Read more ...

LNC Meeting to be held May 26th, 2016 in Orlando, Florida

The Libertarian National Committee meets in Orlando, FL, Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Location and hotel details:

Preliminary schedule (subject to change):

Thursday, May 26, 2016: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Agendas are usually modified after the start of the meeting.

The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet.

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Darryl W. Perry to host pre-convention conference call

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CONTACT: Darryl W. Perry
Phone: 202-709-4377

Darryl W. Perry to host pre-convention conference call

KEENE, NH, May 24, 2016 – With the upcoming Libertarian Party national convention, Darryl W. Perry will host a pre-convention conference call for delegates and members of the media on Tuesday May 24 at 10p Eastern, 7p Pacific.… Read more ...

Interviews with Candidates for the Libertarian Party’s Vice-Presidential Nomination


All of the candidates were invited to participate via email. I am unclear, however, if William Weld received the request. I will add any responses if they come in after the article’s publication date.

The candidates who responded were Mark Stewart, Dan Hogan, Kerry Douglas McKennon, Larry Sharpe and Judd Weiss.… Read more ...

Dr. Walter Block: Rescission of Endorsement of Austin Petersen

Block_0Earlier today it was announced that Dr. Walter Block endorsed the bid of Austin Petersen for the Libertarian Party Presidential nomination. Dr. Block has since rescinded his endorsement. Dr. Block provided the following to this IPR editor:

My reason for rescinding my endorsement. I have just learned that Mr. Peterson rejects the non aggression principle.Read more ...

Rob Loggia: The Party of Principle* (some exclusions may apply)

13287857_1604178103226473_160036447_oIt would be best if people would stop conflating the compromise that comes with governing a constituency with the decision to dilute the Libertarian message to reach more people and get elected. They are two completely different and distinct concepts. I think most mature members of the LP realize that none of the Libertarian candidates for president, if elected, will have it all their own way.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson: A Message for Libertarian Delegates

The following was posted on Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s Facebook page on May 22nd, 2016 (via American Third Party Report):

A Message from Gov. Gary Johnson for Libertarian Delegates


With less than a week until the LIbertarian National Convention gets underway, I want to take a moment to share some thoughts — and to ask for your vote.… Read more ...

IPR’s Third 2016 Libertarian Party Presidential Preference Poll

Third poll

With the announcement of former Massachusetts governor William Weld as Gary Johnson’s pick for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 vice presidential nomination, there have been calls for a new Libertarian Party presidential preference poll before the National Convention convenes on May 26.  In response, a new poll designed through SurveyMonkey has been released and is embedded below.… Read more ...

Davi Barker: Who is Will Coley? (Libertarian Party VP candidate)

13278108_10209561709548676_363072396_nWill Coley describes himself as “your average a camo wearing, bow hunting, East Tennessee redneck who runs a small farm dedicated to the conservation of endangered livestock species,” except he also happens to be one of the most sought after Muslim voices in the United States. While accepting every opportunity to speak powerfully to university and radio audiences, he also knows first hand how to apply laissez-faire voluntaryist principles in his personal life as an entrepreneur.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Hiring 20 paid petitioners urgently – interested?

The following is a May 17th, 2016 email from the Libertarian Party:

Libertarians, we’re hiring and paying $3 per signature in Illinois, $2.50 in Pennsylvania, $2.50 in Connecticut, and need volunteers in Ohio too, right away!

There are no donation links in this email (for once). Only instructions on how to get hired.

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Nicholas Sarwark: Letter to Libertarian Party State Delegation Chairs on the Unit Rule

13087922_1065521160186260_7949003444527833983_nThis was posted on Facebook in the Unofficial 2016 LP Delegates group:

First, thank you for serving as Chair of your state’s delegation. I know that some of you may be serving in this role for the first time or may not have read the national party bylaws lately, so I wanted to explain about the unit rule.… Read more ...