Augustus Invictus announces Libertarian candidacy for Florida U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Marco Rubio

Augustus Invictus (L-FL)

press release:
Augustus Invictus announced his official candidacy to become the next U.S. Senator from Florida on Monday May 18, 2015 to a crowd of supporters and press in a crowded Orlando, Florida venue. “When Augustus wins the race for U.S. Senate, he will become the youngest Senator in America and a champion for generational respect,” remarked campaign manager Thomas R.… Read more ...

Wisconsin Libertarians name and shame unopposed legislators to reform ballot access

Competitive Elections Wisconsin has compiled the following list of forty-seven state representatives who were elected without an opponent on Nov. 4, 2014, out of the ninety-nine members of the Assembly elected every two years. The group’s motto says it all about their motive: only one name on the ballot isn’t an election at all.… Read more ...

Kelly Gneiting: Double-Thinking, the “Establishment’s” Secret Weapon

Karl Marx

Karl Marx

From Kelly Gneiting at the Independent American Party website:

Adolf Hitler stated,

“The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims to a big lie than to a small one.”

In other words, the bigger the lie, the easier the sell. This is one of the great tools of the “progressive” movement.… Read more ...

Ohio Libertarian Party Notifies U.S. District Court of New Revelation about Ohio Republican Party Involvement

Charlie Earl

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On May 18, the Ohio Libertarian Party filed this supplemental brief in Libertarian Party of Ohio v Husted, the party’s ballot access case that is pending in U.S. District Court. The case involves the constitutionality of the 2013 Ohio ballot access laws for new and minor parties, and it also involves the constitutionality of the 2014 administrative ruling that kept the party’s gubernatorial nominee off the party’s primary ballot.… Read more ...

Sixth Circuit Upholds Discriminatory Michigan Ballot Access Law


From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On May 20, the Sixth Circuit upheld the aspect of Michigan ballot access laws for new parties that requires newly-qualifying parties to submit approximately twice as many signatures as the number of votes needed for an established party to remain on the ballot.… Read more ...

Former Bush Jr. Official Supports Open Presidential Debates

James K. Glassman

James K. Glassman

James K. Glassman is the the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute and served as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs from June 10, 2008 to January 15, 2009. The following is an email blast from Ambassador Glassman forwarded to Independent Political Report:

At a time when overwhelming numbers of Americans think the political system is broken and their government is dysfunctional, I wanted to be sure you saw this ad that appeared in today’s Wall Street Journal.… Read more ...

Christians for Liberty 2015 Conference Announced

norman horn

Posted to the Libertarian Christians webpage

Welcome to the official page for the Christians for Liberty 2015 Conference

The Christian libertarian movement has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 6 years, and has been at the forefront of that growth. Even so, all of us Christian libertarians still encounter difficulties organizing and networking to help spread liberty ideas with our fellow Christians.… Read more ...

Chuck Baldwin: Political Correctness: Tyranny of Mind

Chuck Baldwin, the 2004 vice presidential nominee and 2008 presidential nominee of the Constitution Party, posted the following column today on Chuck Baldwin Live.

In a letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, dated September 23, 1800, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” By any definition that Jefferson could have envisioned, today’s political correctness can only be regarded as “tyranny over the mind of man.” Forget freedom of association, freedom of expression, freedom of speech, or freedom of privacy, political correctness demands that we don’t even have freedom of thought or opinion.… Read more ...

Jose Castaneda: I Am Running for Secretary of the Libertarian Party of California

Jose and Ted


Photo by Harald Zechner

Jose Castaneda is on the left.  Ted Brown is on the right, and is running for Chairman of the CA LP.

Sent to me by Mr. Castaneda for publication here on IPR

I am running for state Party Secretary. Sadly the Libertarian Party of California (LPC) has been going in reverse and the Party leadership seems to have no clue as to the way to reverse the decline and as the way forward to success.… Read more ...

Monica Moorehead: Jail Killer Cops

Buffalo, N.Y., activists support Baltimore Rebellion, May 3. WW photo: Ellie Dorritie

Buffalo, N.Y., activists support Baltimore Rebellion, May 3.
WW photo: Ellie Dorritie

From 1996 & 2000 presidential candidate Monica Moorehead at the Workers World Party website:

From Ferguson to Baltimore: JAIL KILLER COPS!

The murder of 18-year-old Michael Brown last Aug. 9 by white police officer Darren Wilson ignited an almost two-week uprising in Ferguson, Mo.… Read more ...

Socialist Alternative: Kshama Sawant Says Shell No


From the Socialist Alternative website:

Below is the text of a leaflet from the campaign to re-elect Socialist Alternative Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant. The campaign will be handing these out to help build opposition to Seattle hosting Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling rig. Download the leaflet here.

From the beginning, when news broke of the secret deal struck between the Port of Seattle and Shell subsidiary Foss Maritime to bring Shell Oil’s Arctic drilling rig to Seattle’s Port Terminal 5, the public has been told that this is an inevitability.… Read more ...