Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Libertarian National Committee Discussion: Budget Increase Proposal for Branding-Related Expenses

LP-Logo2The following regards an ongoing discussion between members of the Libertarian National Committee concerning Party finances, specifically as related to branding.

Email dated October 3, 2015 from Tim Hagan, Treasurer

The August End-of-Month Financial Reports are attached. The reserve, which is at $110,548, has gotten above the target level due to August having a surplus of $58.7k.… Read more ...

Kerry Douglas McKennon announces candidacy for Libertarian Vice Presidential nomination

Photo from "Kerry Douglas McKennon for VP" on Facebook.

Photo from “Kerry Douglas McKennon for VP” on Facebook.

Press Release submitted to IPR:

My name is Kerry Douglas McKennon. I wish to express my intent to become the Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President of the United States.

I have been active in the Libertarian Party for a number of years, currently serving as the Hale County Chair, a senate district representative of the Libertarian Party of Texas Executive Committee, the Platform Committee Chair for Texas, and the National Secretary for Outright Libertarians.

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Ryan Griggs – The Anti-Libertarian Republic: Austin Petersen Rejects Individualism

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The Anti-Libertarian Republic: Austin Petersen Rejects Individualism

By Ryan Griggs
June 1. 2015

Austin Petersen was a guest on the Tom Woods Show on June 1, 2015. Viewed by many as a libertarian, Petersen’s statements are an affront to libertarianism properly considered as an application of the Non-Aggression Principle to human relations.… Read more ...

The Libertarian Republic: 6 Reasons Now is the Best Time to Join the Libertarian Party

From The Libertarian Republic:

1. Because There Is No Hiding We’re Libertarians

Forget the whole “he’s a liberty Republican” or the old “he’s libertarian leaning!” With the Libertarian Party (LP) you know what you’re getting: 100% libertarianism, all the time. No more asking yourself whether you have to compromise social liberty with economic liberty or vice versa, because the Libertarian Party is fighting for your economic freedom and individual liberty all day, everyday.… Read more ...

Libertarian National Committee Discussion: Criteria for Listing Presidential Candidates on Libertarian Party Website

LP wallpaper 3The following is an email chain of an ongoing discussion between members of the Libertarian National Committee concerning the criteria for listing candidates seeking the Party’s Presidential nomination at its website. This post will be updated with any further communications in this discussion as they become available.

Email dated September 30, 2015 from Joshua A.Read more ...

Eric Ostermeier: How Big a Footprint Will Drew Curtis Leave on Kentucky’s Gubernatorial Race?

Drew Curtis

From Dr. Eric Ostermeier at Smart Politics:

Curtis, founder and CEO of the news aggregator website Fark, has polled in the mid- to high single digits in the scant three-way surveys that have been conducted of the race to date. The independent candidate hopes to build on those numbers after being allowed to participate in a debate (to favorable reviews) with the major party nominees held in Louisville earlier this month.… Read more ...

Chair and Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of Florida Resign Effective Immediately

Libertarian-Party-of-Brevard-County-post-image-original-635394910123192000From an email dated September 30, 2015 from the Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida, Adrian Wyllie:


It has become clear that my attempt to defend the party from the violent Fascists is now perceived by many members to be more dangerous to the party than the threat itself.

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Constitution Party Takes Stand Against Illegal Immigration

The Constitution Party is using banners, brochures and handouts to spread the Party’s message on the precinct level.

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

The Constitution Party is finding success with its Voter ’16 Project. And some of the Party’s newfound popularity is coming from its staunch position against illegal immigration.… Read more ...

Fair Debates lawsuit filed against Commission on Presidential Debates


Supporters are being urged to change their profile images on social media.

Press Release from Our America Initiative: 
Gov. Gary Johnson and Jill Stein Join to Demand Fair Debates

September 29, 2015, Washington, DC – 2012 presidential candidates Gov. Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, along with the Libertarian and Green parties and their vice-presidential candidates, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, DC, today charging that the exclusion of qualified candidates from the general election presidential debates by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) violates federal anti-trust laws.… Read more ...

Ted Cruz names Bob Barr head of outreach effort to Ron Paul supporters and libertarians

via The Iowa Statesman.

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz today named former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr the National Chair of the “Liberty Leaders for Cruz” coalition. The campaign also released a video of eight leaders in the Liberty movement who are actively working for the Cruz campaign, featuring their personal stories of why they supported Ron Paul, and why in 2016, they support Ted Cruz for President.

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Darryl W. Perry on John Boehner’s Resignation and Who Will Replace Him

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From Darryl W. Perry at Free Press Publications:

After nearly 5 years as Speaker of the House, John Boehner has announced that he will be stepping down not only as Speaker but as a Congressman as well. This will not only set-up a special election to fill the seat held by Boehner since 1991, but also a special election within the House of Representatives to fill the Speaker role being vacated effective October 30.… Read more ...

Brian Doherty: The Libertarian Party’s Arguments for Suing to Get Into Presidential Debates

Commission_on_Presidential_Debates_logo.svgFrom the Hit & Run Blog at

Positing a “market” in elections and campaigns, the Debate Commission and major parties are alleged to be illegally colluding and creating barriers to entry.

I blogged the other day about early reports on a lawsuit, that will likely be officially filed tomorrow, in which the Libertarian and Green parties (and their last presidential candidates) are suing the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), along with the Republican and Democratic National Committees, and Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to boot (as well as some others associated with CPD).… Read more ...