Avens O’Brien: Seriously, Where Are All the Libertarian Women?

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Posted to Libertarian Republic

By Avens O’Brien

There are two questions I find most often asked pertaining to libertarianism. The first is, “who will build the roads?” The second is, “why aren’t there more libertarian women?”

The question of women in the liberty movement feels like an annual resurgence—last summer the question was publicly raised again after an article about how Rand Paul was not polling well with women, allegedly due to his libertarian streak.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: LP of Miami-Dade County’s Message on McAfee Campaign

image1This IPR editor received the following communication from the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County:

Last week, Mr. McAffee’s campaign told the Libertarian Party of Miami-Dade County that it would not be able to participate to our National Security debate on March 1st.

Instead, his campaign asked our affiliate to host an event for John McAffee.… Read more ...

Politico Magazine on how socialist and left-wing minor parties, including Greens, are divided over Sanders

Excerpt from Politico Magazine:

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Sanders campaign literature from one of his Liberty Union third-party bids in Vermont in the 1970s.

Some welcome it. Philip Locker, Seattle-based spokesman for the national Socialist Alternative organization, is thrilled by Sanders phenomenon, enthusing that “the political system is starting to be shaken” as Sanders “is popularizing socialism to an audience of tens of millions.”

To others, that’s dangerous naiveté.

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Gov. Gary Johnson: “Sen. Paul and I have some differences, but… he is to be commended for waging the good fight.”

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Gov. Gary Johnson Commends Rand Paul for “Waging the Good Fight” for Liberty

Rand Paul is the latest to find that there is no room for the Liberty Movement in today’s Republican nominating process. I’ve been there. With his departure from the presidential race, there is no voice remaining to challenge failed military interventions, mass surveillance of Americans by their government, or real cuts in the size and cost of government.

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Libertarian Party: The Only Presidential Choice for Liberty Still Standing

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With Sen. Rand Paul’s announcement today that he is suspending his campaign, the Libertarian Party nominee will be, indisputably, the only choice for small government in the 2016 race for President of the United States.

Many “small l” libertarians hoped Rand Paul would win the GOP nomination.… Read more ...

What Questions Should We Ask Austin Petersen, Candidate for the Libertarian Party’s Presidential Nomination?

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It appears that I will have the opportunity to interview Austin Wade Petersen this week. What would you all like to know?

I’m taking suggestions for questions.

Gov. Gary Johnson responds to Iowa Caucus results

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Gov. Gary Johnson responds to Iowa Caucus results

February 1, 2016, Santa Fe, NM – Gov. Gary Johnson, Libertarian candidate for President, responds to the results of the Iowa Caucus:

“To no one’s surprise, the Republican who emerged from the Iowa Caucuses did so under a banner of social intolerance and carpet bombing.

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Libertarian Party of Nevada Issues February 2016 Newsletter

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We are very excited to deliver the next installment of the LPNevada official newsletter! This newsletter is fully interactive and published each month. Virtually every section has links you can click on that will send you to videos, additional information and more.

Remember that we have our Double The LP membership drive taking place right now.… Read more ...

Candidates with third-party and independent connections in Iowa caucus

The Iowa GOP caucus has been won by Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Cruz was endorsed by 2008 LP nominee Bob Barr, as part of his outreach effort to lowercase-l libertarians that merited a mention in Cruz’s victory speech. Second place went to Donald Trump, who in 2000 briefly sought the nomination of the Reform Party and has in the past identified as an independent.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: LNC Executive Committee Meeting 2/1/6 on Connecticut Ballot Access (UPDATED)

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There will be an Executive Committee teleconference on Monday, February 1 on the subject of an encumbrance for ballot access in Connecticut.
Date: Monday, February 1, 2016
Time: 9:30 p.m. Eastern / 6:30 p.m. Pacific
Dial-in: (217) 258-5588
Guest Pin Code: 207730
1. At conference time, dial the Conference Dial-In number above.… Read more ...