Bruce Majors: My Freedom of Association, and Yours

From Libertarian activist Bruce Majors at Red State:

It’s tempting to ask a Murray Rothbard or Gabriel Kolko style question about whether complying with anti-discrimination laws — diversity in marketing and advertising, maintaining records on employee demographics, publishing pro-inclusion conduct manuals, retaining a law firm to deal with regulatory complaints — doesn’t penalize all small and upstart businesses and favor giant corporations.… Read more ...

Charlie Earl seeks $720,000 fine against Kasich campaign

Charlie Earl (L-OH)


via cleveland.com:

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Libertarians’ would-be candidate for governor last year has filed an elections complaint claiming Gov. John Kasich’s re-election team violated campaign-finance law by keeping him off the ballot.

Charlie Earl’s complaint, submitted to the Ohio Elections Commission on Wednesday, alleges that Kasich’s campaign colluded with GOP activist Terry Casey to successfully disqualify Earl because of invalid petition signatures.

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Veterans Party gets first Election Win

Mark Wachtler at Opposition News:

Michael Hart won a third term as Mayor of Commerce, OK last week. Image courtesy of the Veterans Party of America.

April 15, 2015. Commerce, OK. (ONN) The Veterans Party of America made history last week. The young new political party notched its first-ever election victory with an overwhelming win in the race for Mayor of Commerce, Oklahoma on April 7.… Read more ...

Zack Strong: Our Fundamental Right to Discriminate

From Zack Strong at the Independent American Party website:

There has been much confusion on the principle of discrimination and association. This article intends to explain the matter plainly in terms that everyone can understand. Freedom is the most precious of gifts, but if we do not understand what Freedom is, then we place ourselves in a situation to be manipulated and controlled by conspiring men.… Read more ...

Socialist Equality Party: Join the 2015 International May Day Online Rally

From the World Socialist Web Site:

On Sunday, May 3, the International Committee of the Fourth International will hold an international online rally to mark May Day, the historic day of international working class solidarity.

May Day this year will be held amidst conditions of immense crisis. Much of the world is already engulfed in war.… Read more ...

Libertarians Issue Statement In Support Of Reverend Neil Carrick On Religious Freedom

michiganlp.org:

Lansing, MI – The Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Michigan has issued the following statement:

“As libertarian we believe that marriage should be a matter of personal liberty, not requiring permission from the state. As Libertarians we believe that marriage is a right, and that by allowing the state to exercise control over marriage, it is implied that we merely have privilege, not the right, to marry.

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Mary Ruwart: ‘Now April 15th Is Even More Painful’

Email from Mary Ruwart to her list:

Dear Freedom Lover,

April 15th is almost here. Many tax filers, especially the 20-somethings, may get a nasty surprise. Penalties for not having health insurance in 2014 will be $95 or 1% of income, whichever is greater. Young, healthy workers just starting out are the least likely to buy health insurance, especially as the price for individual coverage has been inflated as much as 30% by Obamacare mandates.… Read more ...

‘Moving Liberty Forward': WI Libertarian Convention 2015

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Press release from LPWI:

On April 25, members of the state’s third-largest and fastest-growing political party will be gathering for their annual convention at Olympia Hotel & Resort in Oconomowoc. Just under a quarter million votes were cast for Wisconsin’s eleven Libertarian candidates in 2014, including a record-breaking 26.4% of the vote in one state senate race, and three statewide candidates meeting the vote test to earn the party recognized ballot status in Wisconsin.… Read more ...

Red Phillips: Steve Stockman on the Issues


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Red Phillips at Conservative Heritage Times:

As I reported below, an effort to draft Steve Stockman to run for President, likely as the Constitution Party nominee, has sprung up on Facebook. Here is a brief look at some info I have found on Stockman on the issues that matter, meaning the issues that would distinguish him from the rest of the conservative pack.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party: Coalition protests Trans Pacific Partnership on April 2

By Cindy Gordon at peaceandfreedom.org:

Posted on April 10, 2015 by the Los Angeles County Central Committee

Los Angeles activists gathered in front of Congressman Xavier Becerra’s (D-34) office Thursday, April 2 for a rally and press conference to persuade him to reverse his position on the dangerous Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) bill and undemocratic Fast Track authority.… Read more ...

Hamid Khan: ‘Traced and Tracked: New Strategies and Tactics of the Police State’

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Hamid Khan at The Socialist:

Surveillance, spying, and infiltration has a long history in the United States — from the Police Red Squads in the 1880s, to the FBI starting in the early 1900s and its Counter-Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO) in the 1950s, to the creation of the National Security Agency (NSA) in 1952 — yet the scale, scope, and development of the surveillance state in United States over the last decade has been unprecedented.… Read more ...