Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Libertarian candidate’s last name attracts attention

via Virginia Daily Press:

He’s got an encouraging campaign slogan, given our ever more bitter partisan bickering: “Live and Let Live.”

His family name, alas, is less upbeat.

Carl R. Loser is the Libertarian Party candidate for the state Senate’s 10th district, which meanders its way from Richmond’s western neighborhoods to the rural reaches of Powhatan County.

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Wes Benedict: Report on Students For Liberty event

Posted by Wes Benedict at blog:

I’d like to thank everyone who supported the Libertarian Party’s recent outreach efforts at the 2015 International Students For Liberty Conference.

I felt like the Libertarian Party’s message was very well received. The students attending the conference had strong libertarian leanings.

I was especially inspired to hear the auditorium full of students cheer when Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico, called for an end to marijuana prohibition.… Read more ...

2015 Libertarian State Conventions (listing in progress II)

Wes Benedict

Wes Benedict has posted this blog post to list state LP conventions for 2015. The list both here at IPR and at is being periodically updated as we learn of more state convention announcements. I posted this previously but I’m reposting it separately to A) reset the comments (while preserving them) – the issues that led rise to discussions in the previous post’s comment section now have their own articles where they can be discussed, and B) break out Wes Benedict’s offer to speak at state conventions into a separate post.… Read more ...

Daily Caller: Gary Johnson takes on forced unionization

Gary Johnson

via Connor D. Wolf at the Daily Caller:

Former governor of New Mexico and Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is criticizing policies that unfairly benefit labor unions, like forcing workers to be members when they may not want to be.

While many on the right warn of laws that benefit unions, others on the left argue unions must be strengthened because they protect workers and keep wages and benefits at fair levels.

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Libertarian Party of Kentucky holds convention, elects new officers

On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 4:09 PM, Ken Moellman wrote:

Hello everyone. I wanted to let you know the outcome of the LPKY State Convention yesterday.

We had 4 guest speakers. The ACLU of Kentucky, Take Back Kentucky (a paleo-con activist group), 2016 LP Presidential Candidate Dr. Feldman, and Brett Bittner from the LNC (Region 3 Alternate).… Read more ...

Gary Johnson

HuffPo covers Gary Johnson at CPAC

Eliot Nelson at HuffPo:

NATIONAL HARBOR, MARYLAND — Typically, when a politician meets a reporter for an interview, decorum dictates that said politician offer up a bland pleasantry to break the ice. “Thanks for spending time with us!” or “Try to keep up!” are standard.

When I meet former New Mexico governor and 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), he takes a different tack.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: ‘Regulate everything like tomatoes: a guide to ending the drug war’

By Darryl W. Perry, a candidate for the 2016 Libertarian Presidential nomination, at

In late February, the Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division released a reports stating, “On December 31, 2014, Colorado concluded a full twelve months of lawful retail marijuana sales to adults over 21 years of age.… Read more ...

Mike Shipley: ‘A History Lesson for Conservatives: What These People Have in Common’

Mike Shipley at Outright Libertarians Blog:

c-b-pI want to point out the historical point addressed by this meme: an ideological critique to the notion of inherited power in what is supposed to be a merit-based individualist society. Having power pass from father to son was the legacy of aristocracy and monarchy … It’s impossible to be a Constitutional conservative and want to be ruled by an aristocracy.… Read more ...

Ohio Libertarian Party Asks U.S. District Court Judge to Keep it On Ballot for 2015 Local Partisan Elections

Ballot Access News:

On February 27, the Ohio Libertarian Party requested a ruling from a U.S. District Court that the Court keep the party on the ballot for the 2015 local partisan elections. The party is awaiting a ruling from the same court on whether the new procedures for parties to get on the ballot (the bill passed in November 2013) is constitutional.… Read more ...

LSLA Teleconference – March 1, 2015

From: Leigh LaChine
Subject: [Statechairs] LSLA Teleconference – March 1, 2015

Dial: (559) 546-1200

Enter the Meeting ID: 263-181-646 followed by the # key.

8pm Eastern/5pm Pacific

I hope you are all planning on attending the LSLA conference in conjunction with LPEX the weekend after Memorial Day (May 28-31). The LSLA board did approve 95% of our current funds to assist with LPEX planning/logistics and we are working on providing perks to each state chair for attending with event organizers.

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Wes Benedict offers himself and suggests other speakers for state LP conventions

Wes Benedict

Originally posted by Wes Benedict to LP state chairs list in January. I posted it here before as part of my convention listing post but decided to break it out in a separate post.

I’d be happy to speak at any state convention provided I’m available. Below is a video of my presentation to the LP Illinois where I gave away copies of my book at the end and helped raise funds for the LP Illinois.… Read more ...