Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Libertarian Party: One of Our Activists Could Use Your Help

Michael McDermott

Found on the LNC Discuss List


On June 29, 2015 Michael McDermott woke up to find a foot swollen to three times normal and colored, black, blue, purple and red. The swelling was eerily creeping up his leg almost to the knee.

Obviously something was desperately wrong and he was rushed directly to the emergency room at Huntington Hospital where the doctors determined he had gangrene and went into immediate surgery where his leg was amputated approximately 8″ below the knee.… Read more ...

Bruce Majors: Don’t Trust Obama on Iran


From Bruce Majors, who ran as a Libertarian for Mayor of Washington DC writes:

After seven years of seeing Obama in action, why would anyone, including libertarians, give Obama the benefit of the doubt about anything, including the Iran deal?

The Iran deal, the details of which few of its defenders actually discuss, and which the Obama regime didn’t want to let anyone see until after it was all signed, sealed, and delivered, has three substantive aspects: 1) Giving the Iranian regime and other Iranian entities over $100 billion is assets that have been frozen in foreign financial institutions, 2) ending economic sanctions against Iran, and 3) creating a program for inspecting Iranian nuclear industries to ensure they are not being used for weapons production.… Read more ... Democrat and Republican Revolt Could Benefit Libertarians in 2016


With both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party in disarray with respect to presidential candidates, it could be the crack in the door needed for a Libertarian Party presidential nominee to succeed. Republicans have tired of the establishment, causing outsider Donald Trump to advance strongly in the polls.Read more ...

LP blog: Speaking opportunity for 2016 LP Presidential candidates blog:

The North and South Dakota Libertarian Party convention will be held on Saturday, November 7 in Mandan, North Dakota.

Any 2016 Libertarian Party Presidential candidate, and anyone considering running for the LP Presidential nomination who attends the convention will be given a chance to address the group.

If you are a candidate or possible candidate for the 2016 LP Presidential nomination and would like to attend the convention, contact North Dakota LP chair Roland Riemers at or (701) 317-1803.… Read more ...

Lily Tang Williams in FreedomWorks Interview: “Whoever lived under communism will tell you, it really sucks”

Interview with Lily Tang Williams on the “American Dream Panel” from FreedomFest on her experiences as a Chinese immigrant and why she left the Republican Party for the Libertarian Party. Williams is State Chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado and State Director of Colorado for Our America Initiative. Also appearing is Bert Dohmen, President and founder of Dohmen Capital Research Inc.… Read more ...

Libertarian 2016 presidential nomination poll: NOTA beating current field, Johnson overwhelming front-runner when included

From’s Karl Dickey:

Yesterday, August 30, 2015, the Palm Beach Free Press conducted an online poll of mostly Libertarian and independent voters to see where they stood on the 2016 presidential election. The conclusion was that the most likely of voters either do not know the officially announced Libertarian Party presidential candidates well enough or would prefer to vote “None of the Above” (NOTA) than for the candidates currently in the running.

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Jacob G. Hornberger: There is only one libertarian position on immigration

From Jacob G. Hornberger,  who ran in 2000 for the Libertarian Party Presidential nomination and as an independent in 2002 for the US Senate in Virginia:


There is a common perception that there are two alternative libertarian positions on immigration: government-controlled borders and open borders.

Nothing could be further from the truth.Read more ...

U.S. District Court rules against Libertarian Party of New Hampshire lawsuit against ban on off-year party petitioning


From the Concord Monitor:

Efforts by the Libertarian Party to win back its official listing on New Hampshire ballots received a setback Thursday when a federal judge upheld a 2014 state law that puts a time limit on the period during which the party can gather the thousands of necessary supporting signatures.

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Matt Wright: Why I Won’t Vote for Just Any Libertarian

Augustus Invictus

From Matt Wright, Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Pinellas County (Florida):

I sat in the banquet room of a local country club with a group of Libertarians who had come together for their monthly business meeting. This was not my local affiliate’s meeting, but there were a number of people who were in attendance who were also not members, so I did not feel out of place.… Read more ...

Libertarian Doug Craig to Run for Georgia Governor in 2018

Doug Craig

From an article by Greg Bluestein in the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

We have our first candidate for Georgia governor in the wide-open 2018 race.

Libertarian Doug Craig said he will run for the state’s highest office, and promised to be the third-party candidate with a “strong message, not a watered down message.”

“We always have a shot,” he said.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson: Of course the term “anchor baby” is offensive!

OAI email blast:


If you’re like me, you have watched an amazing argument take place among the presidential candidates over the momentous question of whether the term “Anchor Babies” is offensive or not.

We even have one candidate trying to save face by suggesting that this term actually applies more to Asian immigrants than to Latino ones.… Read more ...