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Libertarians to US Lawmakers: Get Out, Stay Out of Iraq, Syria

From a Libertarian National Committee Press Release:

The Libertarian Party urges lawmakers to stop bombing in Iraq and to disengage operations in both Iraq and Syria.

“The U.S. government has been intervening in the Middle East for more than half a century under the pretext of achieving peace,” said Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee.

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William Saturn: Third Party Rushmore (2013)

Originally posted by William Saturn, who also writes for IPR, at the Saturnalian:

ThirdPartyRushmore

The work alters Mount Rushmore to feature the top four third party and independent candidates from the past 25 years.

1. Ross Perot – Texas billionaire who ran two self-financed campaigns for president in 1992 and 1996.… Read more ...

Starchild To Be Interviewed Tonight About His Grassroots Libertarianism

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From an email from Mike Shipley

Click here to hear the interview

Joining us this evening will be the famous Starchild, the champion of grassroots Libertarianism, transparency and accountability within the party. Find out more about the Grassroots Libertarian Caucus and its 5 Key Values. Also learn more and join the Yahoo group by clicking the link below!!… Read more ...

Republicans in New York File Challenges to Keep Libertarian Candidates Off Ballot

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Taking lessons apparently from Republicans in Illinois , Ohio , and Oregon , several Republicans in New York have filed challenges to some of the candidates’ petitions in order to keep Libertarians off the ballot.

Date: Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Subject: New Yorkers file 35,000 signatures for fourteen Libertarian candidates–Too Much for the Republicans

To: LP-State Chairs , LP_8new
Cc: Wes Benedict , Carla Howell , Bob Johnston , Eric Dixon

The Republican lobbyist who filed a general challenge to the New York Libertarian Party statewide slate has failed to perfect his challenge, meaning that Michael McDermott, Chris Edes, John Clifton and Carl Person are on the ballot for Governor, Lt.

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Georgia LP Issues Commercial About Its Gubernatorial Candidate Andrew Hunt

Found on Facebook:

Libertarian Party of Georgia is happy to announce the release of a 30 second TV ad for gubernatorial candidate Andrew Hunt. Produced by libertarian activists James Bell at Van Gogh, Inc. video production studio in Smyrna GA. Below is a statement release by chairman Doug Craig :

Labor Day is viewed as the official start of the political campaign season leading up to the November general election.… Read more ...

Legal Brief Filed to Restore LP Ohio Governor Candidate to the Ballot

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This past week, an attorney for the Libertarian Party of Ohio, Mark R Brown, filed a motion to expedite a court case asking that Charlie Earl be reinstated as the LPO’s candidate for governor to the November 4, 2014 ballot.

The 19-page brief explains the situation well. For additional information re: Ohio’s attempts to keep Libertarians off the ballot, please see:

Ohio Libertarians Lose Ballot Access
Ohio Libertarians Say GOP Schemed
Charlie Earl Qualifies for Governor Race
Libertarian Party of Ohio Files Suit
Looks Like We Have Big Problem in Ohio

Here is the brief which was just filed:

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Kevin Knedler of LP Ohio: Public Support of Political Conventions is a Free Speech Issue

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This opinion piece was posted today in Cleveland.com .

Kevin Knedler has been the chairman of the Libertarian Party of Ohio since 2007. He is currently running for Secretary of State of that state.

Amid the hoopla surrounding the announcement that the Republican Party will bring its 2016 convention to Cleveland, it’s been forgotten that Ohio just hosted a national political convention.… Read more ...

Complete list of links for LSLA Seminars in Columbus, OH–June 26, 2014

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Via email from Mark Axinn and Leigh Lachine:

http://lsla.org/resources

Resources

This page contains a compendium of resources for state and county level organizations. It is organized into categories based on the type of resource and each link is named with the state from which it comes. If you are interested in submitting resources to this database, please contact Leigh LaChine at Leigh.LaChine@LPAlabama.org.… Read more ...

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Illinois Attorney General’s Office Will Investigate Intimidation of Libertarian Petitioners and Petition Signers

Ballot Access News:

According to this story, the Illinois Attorney General’s office will investigate reports of intimidation against Libertarian Party petitioners and people who signed the petition. Also see this Huffington Post story.

Some media coverage:

Pistol-packing petition challenger prompts review by AG

Under the gun in petition challenges

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Updates on Florida LP’s Candidates Adrian Wyllie and Bill Wohlsifer


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Bill Wohlsifer, the Libertarian Party of Florida’s candidate for attorney general of that state, posted this to IPR’s Facebook page:

PLEASE TRY TO SHARE THIS IN MANY MAINSTREAM PLACES WHERE THE LIBERTARIAN MESSAGE IS NOT USUALLY HEARD. I WANT TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD. THEY HAVE $5M COMPARED TO MY $20K, BUT THE PLAYING FIELD IS LEVELED AT THE DEBATE PODIUM.

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Open thread for LNC discussions and updates: August 2014


No, not that LNC

This is the thread for our readers to discuss the latest news from and about the LNC. I meant to write up the main points of what happened since I posted the last one of these last month, and one of our other writers still can if so inclined, but I don’t have the time and energy to do it and besides, the main point of these posts is the comment section anyway, so here you go…have at it.… Read more ...