This originally appeared on Ayn R. Key’s blog
Usually the accusation comes from liberals or progressives, that somehow in some undefinable way libertarians are at least allied to conservatives, and at worst are merely a minor variant of the same basic ideology. Even then, it is only the less experienced and less informed liberals and progressives who make that accusation, the rest having found out otherwise and relying on the very lame joke that a libertarian is a conservative that wants to smoke pot.… Read more ...
Originally posted to California Libertarian Women’s Caucus
Written by Laura Brown
January 21, 2013
For freedom-loving women, the place to be Saturday, January 18 was Ontario, California for the 5th annual Southern California Libertarian party conference. An inspiring group of speakers, singer/performer Jordan Page, and an after party with bands and dancing…Libertarian women were well represented, including speaker Stephanie Butts, organizer of California College Libertarians, and Susan Marie Weber, recently elected city council member in Palm Desert.… Read more ...
Posted to the CA LP website
December 19, 2013 – The Libertarian Party of California welcomes the Hon. Jeff Hewitt, Mayor Pro-Tem of the City of Calimesa in Riverside County, to its ranks of elected officials.
Born and raised in California, Hewitt has served on the city council of Calimesa since 2011, spending several years on the planning commission, and rising to become Chairman before his election to the council.… Read more ...
This note accompanied Judge Gray’s column:
Enclosed is the last of my “The Functional Libertarian” columns for a while. I have decided to take a hiatus and devote that time to researching and writing another musical that I have in my mind.
But thank you for distributing my columns and other thoughts for the past year, and I will send you some more in the coming year, but more sporadically.… Read more ...
The Functional Libertarian Series
November 21, 2013
Today we conclude our short series about classic American patriots with a discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, who was known for his exuberant personality and large range of interests and achievements. For example, he was awarded both the Nobel Peace Prize for having negotiated an end to the Russo-Japanese War, and, posthumously, the Congressional Medal of Honor for his fighting during the Spanish –American War.… Read more ...
The (Un)Affordable Care Act
By Rick Bronstein
November 18, 2013
As more people are learning every day, Obamacare is not the solution to our health insurance needs. As of mid-November over 5 million people have had their insurance cancelled because it does not comply with some of the provisions of the ACA.… Read more ...
Judge Jim Gray writes a weekly column called The Functional Libertarian, which we publish here. One of those articles, The Police as Noble Servants , had quite a reaction from many IPR and Facebook readers, so I invited readers to write opposing viewpoints. Three people did, which we published here , and sent along to Judge Gray.… Read more ...
The Functional Libertarian
November 14, 2013
Our short series on some classic American patriots continues with a focus on John Adams. Fortunately, with the fairly recent publication of David McCullough’s book entitled “John Adams” (Touchstone, 2001), this somewhat crusty but likeable American is finally beginning to be recognized as the hero that he is.… Read more ...
The Functional Libertarian
October 31, 2013
One of the most noble public servant positions in our society is a police officer. These men and women often have difficult jobs, and frequently do not get the credit and appreciation they deserve. When I was a child my parents drummed into me that “if I was lost I should find a policeman, because they are my friends.” I still believe that, but, unfortunately, we don’t hear those sentiments too often these days.… Read more ...
The Functional Libertarian
November 7, 2013
Today begins a short series in this weekly column about some of America’s greatest patriots, and we begin today with probably the greatest: George Washington.
At his funeral oration for George Washington, which was given to both houses of Congress on December 26, 1799, General “Light Horse Harry” Lee famously stated that Washington was “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of his Countrymen.” That was demonstrably true at that time, and it is, or should be, still true today.… Read more ...
Steve Collett posted this to his blog just a few days ago . He passed away suddenly over this past weekend.
Love Fest in Denver
Economy, End Drug Prohibition, Human Rights, by Steve Collett.
Drug Policy Alliance Offers True Hope and Change
There is a love fest going on in Colorado right now.… Read more ...
Posted to OC Politics Blog
RIP, L.A. liberty movement leader Steve Collett
By Art Pedroza
Friends of Steve Collett , the noted Libertarian activist, are commenting on his Facebook page that he has apparently passed away. If this is true it would be a great loss for the liberty movement. Reportedly he died at his home in Hermosa Beach, of unknown causes, after returning from the Reform Conference in Denver, which he blogged about just a couple days ago, here .… Read more ...