Category Archives: Libertarian Party

John Wayne Smith Dies

John Wayne Smith

According to Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) Region 6 Representative Vicki Kirkland, former Florida gubernatorial candidate and LPF Vice-Chairman John Wayne Smith has died.  He was 69.

In an e-mail to the LNC, Kirkland reports:

John had been dealing with cancer for several years and went into the hospital in August for an operation.

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Libertarian National Committee Meeting Dec 13 & 14, 2014 in New Orleans


From the Libertarian Party website:

The Libertarian National Committee meets in New Orleans, La., December 13 –14.

Click here for hotel details.

The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet. Because of potential technical challenges, and to experiment with various broadcasting arrangements, multiple options for broadcast may be presented.… Read more ...

Libertarians to Contest Special Election for Wisconsin State Senate

Press Release from the Committee to Elect Phil Atwood:

Phil Atwood, a local community volunteer and restaurant manager from West Bend, has announced his intention to seek the 20th district State Senator position being vacated by Glenn Grothman. While a crowded field shapes up for the Republican primary, Atwood will instead seek the Libertarian Party of Wisconsin nomination to compete in the special election, expected to be held in the spring of 2015.… Read more ...

Libertarian Who is Immigrant from China Discusses Common Core Vs. Education in Communist China

Lily Williams

Posted to eagnews
December 1, 2014

PARKER, Colo. – Having grown up in communist China during Chairman Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, Lily Tang Williams of Parker, Colorado, says the Common Core national standards being imposed on America’s public education system scare her.

She came to the United States from China to further her law degree.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: It Doesn’t Really Matter If Congress Declares War Against TIS

Darryl W. Perry

From Libertarian presidential hopeful Darryl W. Perry via Free Press Publications:

Last week, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced a declaration of war against The Islamic State. US News reports, “Paul’s legislation would repeal the 2002 Iraq War authorization, an action the Obama administration supports, and would set a one-year timer on the 2001 anti-al-Qaida authorization, which the administration currently cites as allowing the war against the Islamic State group.”

Defenders of the Senator say that his proposal is an attempt to have President Obama, and Congress, obey the Constitutional provision that Congress declare war.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Open Letter to U.S. House Leaders to Prohibit Mass Surveillance


From the Libertarian Party website:

The below letter was sent on December 4, 2014 from a coalition which included the Libertarian Party to U.S. House Representatives Boehner and Pelosi.

The Honorable John Boehner, Speaker of the House

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader

U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, DC 20515

Dear Speaker Boehner and Democratic Leader Pelosi:

Last night, the undersigned groups learned of a decision by the House leadership to remove a critical surveillance reform amendment from the House-passed Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Department appropriations.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party is the only nationally-organized party to get more votes in 2014 than 2010


Via Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

The Libertarian Party had candidates for the office at the top of the ballot in 35 states, plus D.C., last month. The 36 candidates appear to have polled approximately 1,475,000 votes. The exact number can’t be known until December 15, when New York releases its official election returns.… Read more ...

“PROJECT GROUNDSWELL” – Press Release from Oregon PAC 16869 (DBA “The Libertarian Party of Oregon”)


05 December 2014, DATELINE: PORTLAND OR

IPR received the following media release from Mr. Reeves earlier this evening.

“While issues around the leadership and governance of the LPO remain unresolved, the Libertarian Party of Oregon, as led by the so-called “Reeves” group of officers operating under governing documents approved by members in properly noticed conventions (ED NOTE: This organization is, “currently registered with the Oregon Secretary of State as PAC #16869.”  See paragraph 2 at: ““) has announced its plans for 2015 to become more politically active and grow as a party.… Read more ...

Ballot Access News: Special Election Acts as Experiment to Determine Effect of Libertarian Candidates

James Carr & family

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Virginia held two elections for U.S. House, 7th district, on November 4, 2014. One was for the regular two-year term and the other was for the short term running from November 2014 to early January 2015. The need for the short term special election was because the seat was vacant, because Congressman Eric Cantor had resigned earlier this year, before his term was up.… Read more ...

Alaska elections board to consist of equal number of Republicans and Libertarians, no Democrats

Alaska Libertarians

Alaska Libertarians

APOC, the Alaskan state elections board, by law consists of two members from each of the largest two political parties, as defined by the most recent vote for Governor. The obvious intent being to have two Democrats and two Republicans and no other parties.

Except the Democrats didn’t run a ticket for Governor this year.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Stop Deceiving Americans with the Term ‘Government Shutdown’


From the Libertarian Party website:

It’s a government slowdown, not a shutdown.

If you read this Libertarian news release, yet continue to use the term “government shutdown” in news reports, then you’re willfully deceiving the American people.

News media commonly warns that a “government shutdown” will result if there’s a breakdown in funding negotiations between Democratic and Republican politicians.… Read more ...