Category Archives: Liberty/Free Market Parties

Objectivist Party of California President: “The World Is A Better Place Without A Thug Like Trayvon Martin In It”

The following was originally published on Dr. Tom Stevens’s Liberty Lion blog on July 25, 2013: 

Luis Rivas, President of the Objectivist Party of California, has issued a statement on the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case and has given Liberty Lion permission to reprint it here:

“Justice was served with George Zimmerman obtaining a ‘not guilty’ verdict but, in my opinion, there never should have been a trial.Read more ...

U.S. Marijuana Party Chairman Detained in Washington, D.C.

From the U.S. Marijuana Party website:

Published on Tuesday, 18 June 2013 
Written by Sheree Krider

 William Chengelis

It has just come to my attention that William A. Chengelis, a.k.a., “Wayward Bill”, acting President of the U.S. Marijuana Party has been detained in Washington, D.C.

Apparently, per Jeffrey Kabik he was arrested following a handing out of a sampling of medibles.… Read more ...

Third Party Candidate In Massachusetts Special Senate Election Receives 4,500 Votes

On June 25, 2013, the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts was held. It was held due to former senator John Kerry’s appointment to be the Secretary of State on February 1st. Democrat Ed Markey, a current member of Congress since 1976, prevailed over Republican opponenet Gabriel Gomez. Also, a third party candidate, Richard Heos, received 4,518 votes, or 0.39%.… Read more ...

Tom Stevens, Personal Freedom Party Candidate For NYC Public Advocate, Calls For The Decriminalization Of Sexual Service Contracts

On June 11th, Tom Stevens, the Personal Freedom Party candidate for NYC Public Advocate, called for the immediate decriminalization of sexual service contracts. Stevens, the founder of the Objectivist Party of the United States and its 2008 and 2012 presidential candidate, was also the former chairman of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (LPPA), a tenure lasting from April 2012 to June 2013.… Read more ...

Update on 2013 NYC Mayoral Race

IPR has received information that Carl Person has sought and received the endorsement of the Reform Party for Mayor of NYC in 2013. Person, who sought the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2012 and was the Libertarian nominee for New York State Attorney General in 2010, allegedly sent the following proposed press release to the Reform Party:



Bill Merrell, NYS Chairperson,

Julian Panachyd, Campaign Manager

Bohemia, New York, March 22, 2013 –

Bill Merrell, Chairperson of the Reform Party of New York, announced today that “Carl
Person is the Reform Party candidate for Mayor of New York City.”

“Person is the candidate offering the best program for economic reform,” according to
Chairperson Merrell, “because Person’s proposals are directed to expanding small business, which is the nation’s only source of net new jobs.”

“Jobs is the main issue among voters, and our candidate has outlined the educational
reform that is needed to create full employment,” Merrell went on to explain.

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ObjectivistParty.US: Dr. Tom Stevens – 2008 & 2012 Objectivist Party Candidate for President has the following biography of Dr. Tom Stevens, currently the State Chair of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania and the subject of a great deal of controversy on IPR and similar sites in recent months:

Dr. Tom Stevens – 2008 & 2012 Objectivist Party Candidate for President

Dr. Tom Stevens is an educator, attorney & political activist.… Read more ...

Liberty Candidates: Liberty Inspiration Award

From Gigi Bowman of Liberty Candidates:

In honor of our 3rd Anniversary we are introducing the Liberty Inspiration Award.

This is an award that will be given yearly to 5 people who showed positive effort and energy throughout the year in spreading the message of liberty. They did not have to run for office but they did have to inspire other’s to step up or do something that helped to bring people together or enlighten other’s by growing the liberty movement in some manner by taking on a leadership role of some sort or by creating a new platform for inspiration whether it be media, news, music or just speaking out in some way that may have brought about positive change.… Read more ...

New Mexico Senate: Independent Jon Barrie Scores 9% in Competing Polls

Independent surveys this week by the Democrat and Republican U.S. Senate candidates show independent Jon Barrie scoring 9 percent in the three way contest to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman.

According to GOP pollster Glen Bolger, former U.S. Representative Heather Wilson is holding down 42 percent of the vote to Democratic Representative Martin Heinrich’s 43 percent.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry Resigns as BTP Chairman; Party ‘Effectively Disbands’

Darryl Perry, who had served as chairman of the Boston Tea Party (BTP) since 2010, announced his resignation from the chairmanship earlier today, leaving only two active members of the party’s national committee. As a result, according to the following statement from Perry, the decision “effectively disbands the BTP” as an entity:

I first joined the BTP in 2006 and have been on the National Committee since 2008 when I was elected as an At-Large Rep.

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Pro-Marijuana Grassroots Party Nominates Presidential Ticket and Achieves Ballot Access

Richard Winger reports at Ballot Access News that the pro-marijuana Grassroots Party is on the ballot in Minnesota and has nominated Jim Carlson for president and George McMahon for vice president.

Carlson is the owner of  Duluth’s “The Last Place on Earth”, which sells synthetic drugs, bongs, paraphernalia, and sex toys.  … Read more ...

Daryl Perry: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: Supreme Court Style

Email from Boston Tea Party national chair Darryl Perry:

During the last week of June, the Supreme Court issued two major rulings, one regarding Arizona’s tough immigration law and the other the much awaited verdict of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called “Obamacare.”

The court rightly ruled 3 provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070 to be unconstitutional.… Read more ...