Category Archives: Libertarian Party

Gary Johnson: “A 2016 campaign will be much smarter and more efficient.”

Gary Johnson isn’t officially running for president in 2016, but he appears to be inching closer to that decision. Other than expressing an intention to run, he has not made a formal announcement, nor even filed candidacy papers with the FEC.

Yet in an exclusive interview for IVN, Johnson suggests that his potential candidacy for the Libertarian nomination is advancing toward another serious run. 

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Libertarian Party of California Supports Referendum to Reverse Mandatory Vaccinations Bill Recently Signed by CA Governor

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Ted Brown, the chairman of the Libertarian Party of CA, has made this announcement on Facebook today:

 

Ted Brown, chairman of the Libertarian Party of California, has announced that our state party will be endorsing the referendum to overturn the mandatory vaccination law which was recently passed in CA.  Said Mr.… Read more ...

FreedomWorks interviews Libertarian Party of Colorado chair, Chinese immigrant Lily Tang Williams on ‘Communist Core’ at FreedomFest

Lily Tang Williams, a mother of three, recalls growing up in Communist China, and explains why Common Core reminds her so much of the oppressive/statist nature of her education growing up.

Interview with FreedomWorks taped at FreedomFest. Williams is state chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado ad state director of Colorado for Our America Initiative.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: “Drugs minus two” is not good enough

http://darrylwperry.com/:


President Obama recently made headlines for commuting the sentences of 46 federal drug offenders. That represents less than one half of one percent of the total number of drug offenders in federal prison. During the ceremony Obama said, “in some cases, the punishment required by law far exceeded the offense.”

However, a little known policy change may end up releasing nearly 46,000 federal offenders before their sentences are complete.… Read more ...

Green Party Hails Federal Court Ruling Concerning Pennsylvania’s Restrictive Ballot Access

GP.org:

The Green Party of Pennsylvania applauds Friday’s Federal Court ruling which has declared Pennsylvania’s restrictive ballot access procedures as unconstitutional. The July 24, Order by US District Judge, Lawrence Stengel takes aim at the restrictive, two-tiered scheme of forcing a disproportionate number of voter signatures, compared to the requirement for major parties; and the threat or imposition of litigation costs and fees on candidates whose nominating petitions are challenged successfully.… Read more ...

Presidential Debate News Summarizes Recent TV Public Affairs Shows that Have had Segments on General Election Presidential Debates

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Ballot Access News:

This article from Presidential Debate News summarizes what has been said on several important television public affairs programs recently, about the Commission on Presidential Debates and its exclusionary rule on who gets invited to debate.

See also: CPD wall starting to crack?, my summary of several indicators that the CPD’s exclusion of non-duopoly candidates is becoming a bigger issue in the public mind, which was picked up by LP national facebook and shared close to a thousand different places on facebook so far.… Read more ...

LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark interviewed on LavaFlow podcast

LP.org blog:

LNC CHair Nicholas Sarwark


LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark

LNC chair Nicholas Sarwark was recently interviewed on the LavaFlow podcast, hosted by former Arkansas Libertarian Party chair Rodger Paxton.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

The segment of the podcast featuring Mr. Sarwark begins at the 21:10 point.

Former Georgia LP Executive Director and current LNC region three alternate representative Brett Bittner was also recently interviewed on the LavaFlow podcast.… Read more ...

Augustus Invictus: A Declaration of the Failings of the Federal Government

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Augustus Invictus

From Florida US Senate candidate Augustus Invictus at his campaign website:

1. The Federal Government has abdicated its power over the creation & implementation of legislation, having handed it to special interest groups.

2. It has allowed Money to usurp the role of Law.

3. It has waged wars on foreign lands to the great detriment of the American people and to the people of the World.… Read more ...

LP.org blog: Religion Poll and Christian Libertarian Conference in Austin August 7-8

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Wes Benedict at LP.org blog:

Dear Libertarian,

Results from our poll asking Libertarians to name their religion are in!

Below we compare the Libertarian responses to Americans overall.

Religion Libertarians Americans*
Catholic 10% 25%
Baptist 5% 16%
Methodist 3% 5%
Lutheran 3% 4%
Mormon 3% 1%
Other Christian 25% 25%
Jewish 2% 1%
Eastern Religions 2% 1%
Muslim 1% 1%
Other Non-Christian Religion 6% 1%
None (including Agnostic and Atheist) 39% 15%
Don’t know/Decline to respond 3% 5%

(*) Results from American Religious Identification Survey according to Wikipedia.… Read more ...

Reason.com video about legalizing sex work features LP activist Starchild


Email from Starchild:

Just got word that the Reason TV piece featuring Maxine Doogan of the Erotic Service Providers Legal Education and Research project, Jerald Mosley, a former deputy supervising attorney general in Kamala Harris’s office who is now on our side(!), disabled client Bacchus, and myself, that we filmed last month is now online…

http://reason.com/reasontv/2015/07/23/the-right-to-buy-and-sell-sex

Of course I would expect nothing less from my favorite media outlet!

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California Alt Parties Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case Against Top Two Only System


Ballot Access News:

On July 28, the Peace & Freedom Party, the Libertarian Party of California, and the Green Party of Alameda County will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Rubin v Padilla, the case that argues that the U.S. Constitution does not permit states to exclude minor party candidates from the general election ballot.… Read more ...