Category Archives: Libertarian Party


Gary Johnson: Hands Up, Don’t Shoot

Email from Our America Initiative:


In recent days, the news media captured an image of school children chanting “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” while riding on a school bus in Missouri. Their gesture, of course, is a response to the alarming events in Ferguson.

That image carries a message that cuts much deeper than those children likely realize: We have reached a point at which too many Americans feel threatened by their own government, whether it be federal agencies or local law enforcement deploying armored tactical vehicles supplied by the military.… Read more ...

Louisiana Libertarians: Closing in on 10,000 Registered Voters; Candidates Officially Qualify for Ballot


Wendy Adams via Facebook:

***LESS THAN 300 TO GO BEFORE WE HIT 10,0000!!!***

The Libertarian Party of Louisiana is approaching 10,000 members. As of today we are at 9713 registered Libertarians! If you are dissatisfied with the two-party system and you believe in Liberty and Freedom and reducing the size and intrusiveness of the government by getting back to following the Constitution, then join the Libertarians TODAY!… Read more ...

Alaska Holds Contested Primary for Libertarian, Alaskan Independence Parties

Ballot Access News:

Alaska held primaries on August 19. For U.S. Senate, three Libertarians appeared on the ballot, and two members of the Alaskan Independence Party appeared on the ballot. Here is a link to the unofficial returns.

The vote for the three Libertarians was: Thom M. Walker 2,588; Mark S.… Read more ...

Open thread for LNC discussions and updates: August 2014

No, not that LNC

This is the thread for our readers to discuss the latest news from and about the LNC. I meant to write up the main points of what happened since I posted the last one of these last month, and one of our other writers still can if so inclined, but I don’t have the time and energy to do it and besides, the main point of these posts is the comment section anyway, so here you go…have at it.… Read more ...

Mark Axinn: 30,000 New Yorkers Support Libertarians on the Ballot

Mike McDermott
LPNY Governor Candidate Mike McDermott with 3200 pages of petition

Libertarian Party of New York

P.O. Box 728, Bellport, NY 11713

30,000 New Yorkers Support Libertarians on the Ballot

Media Contact: Mark N. Axinn


Albany, NY (August 20, 2014)—The Libertarian Party of New York submitted over 30,000 signaturesTuesday to afford New Yorkers an alternative to the failed policies of the two major parties.… Read more ...

Seven Candidates Likely to be on New York November Ballot for Governor

From Ballot Access News:

August 19 is the petition deadline for New York independent candidates, and the nominees of unqualified parties, for state office. Here is a link to the petitions filed for the November ballot. It seems likely that there will be seven candidates on the November ballot for Governor: Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo; Republican Rob Astorino Green Party nominee Howie Hawkins; Libertarian Michael McDermott; the nominee of the Sapient Party, Steven Cohn; Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party; and Michael Carey of the Life & Justice Party..… Read more ...

Missouri Libertarian Party: Has “Anarchy” Broken Out in Ferguson?

While some might describe the tragic events in Ferguson as “anarchy”, in reality, the opposite is true. The situation unfolding is not anarchy, rather it is the predictable result of persistent and egregious state intervention on multiple fronts, writ large.

The twin atrocities of the racist War on Drugs and the Patriot Act have given us police that, while once called “peace officers”, are now increasingly indistinguishable from the military.… Read more ...

Iowa Candidate Filing Closes

From Ballot Access News:

Here is a list of Iowa candidates for federal and state office. The Libertarian Party and the New Independent Party of Iowa have candidates on the ballot for most of the statewide offices, and the Libertarian Party also has six legislative candidates. The Green Party has one legislative candidate.… Read more ...

Wisconsin Libertarian Candidates Advocate Criminal Justice Reform and Police Accountability

Press Release from the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin:

The 2014 slate of Wisconsin Libertarian candidates, working together as the Wisconsin Liberty Coalition, have announced that they are advocating a series of reforms to law enforcement and the criminal justice system. They say the Libertarian proposals are needed to fight a pattern of abuse, militarization, and disrespect for the law in the current system.… Read more ...

Libertarian Replies to “Open Letter to Libertarians and Their Candidates”


This letter was posted to Facebook on August 12 by a woman named Kelly Canon. I found it via a discussion on the LP Florida page , then posted it to my page. Hearty discussion ensued. The discussion on her FB page has gone on for several days, and features several IPR regulars commenting.… Read more ...