Category Archives: Libertarian Party

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 ...

Lily Tang Williams: My testimony video and script to support SB006 “Prohibit Forfeitures Without Criminal Conviction”

Via FB. Lily Tang Williams ran as a Libertarian for Colorado House District 44 in 2014 and serves as Colorado state director of Our America Initiative.

My testimony video and script to support SB006 “Prohibit Forfeitures Without Criminal Conviction”. I did not have time to go through my entire script. Please read it here.… Read more ...

Andy Craig: ‘How the FDA is killing me: a personal perspective on diabetes and government’


Libertarian congressional candidate Andy Craig released the following statement regarding FDA delay of live-saving medical technology:

Since I was diagnosed at age thirteen, I have struggled with type I (“juvenile”) diabetes and its complications. Like many, I don’t always do the best job managing this condition. But like many other diabetics, my life has also been damaged and possibly shortened by the Food and Drug Administration.… Read more ...

(CNN) ‘Gary Johnson: Rand Paul’s no libertarian’

Meme stirring much controversy today on LP national facebook, LP national social media volunteer pages, LNC list and LP state chairs list

By Jeremy Diamond, CNN

National Harbor, Maryland (CNN)Don’t chalk Rand Paul up as a libertarian just yet.

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s 2012 presidential nominee, said the Republican senator from Kentucky is just that — a Republican — but definitely not a libertarian.… Read more ...

Steven Rodriguez: Thank You Ron Paul, Now Step Aside So We Can Support Individual Liberty For *All*

Posted by Steven Rodriguez at Outright Libertarian blog on February 17

This past weekend, I attended the 8th annual International Students For Liberty Conference in Washington, DC. I have always felt that Students For Liberty does a great job positioning itself at the ideological center of the libertarian/classical liberal movement. They have routinely featured left-libertarian, conservative-libertarian, as well as anarchist writers and speakers in their materials and speaking engagements.… Read more ...

Dmitry Opolinsky on Direct Pay Primary Care

lpmeFrom Dmitry Opolinsky at the Libertarian Party of Maine website:

Direct Primary Care, also called ‘concierge’ or ‘retainer’ medicine, is a rapidly growing model of medical practice that is based on a direct pay relationship between doctors and patients that does not include government programs or insurance companies.

Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance companies have turned the US health care system into a nightmare that is bad for both doctors and patients.… Read more ...

Green, Libertarian in Four-Way Maine Special Election

Ron Huber

From Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

When Maine State Representative Elizabeth Dickerson announced she was resigning her seat and moving to Colorado last month, just ten days after taking office, a Special Election was announced to replace the Rockland Democrat. With the ballot finalized for the March 10th Special Election, voters will have four candidates to choose from – a Democrat, a Republican, a Green and a Libertarian.… Read more ...

2015 Libertarian Party of Alabama Update

Email blast from the Libertarian Party of Alabama:

This is truly a great time to be a Libertarian as more of our solutions to social and economic problems are becoming mainstream ideas. Already this year I’ve seen news of potential legislation on prison reform, school choice, implementing a lottery, expanding legalized gambling, ballot access law reform, and, most alarmingly, talk of more taxes to stabilize the General Fund.… Read more ...