The Functional Libertarian
July 18, 2013
As all of us are aware, presently there are many things that are not going well for us and our country. So what do we do now; and where do we go from here? Well, as people sometimes say when playing bridge, let’s review the bidding.… Read more ...
Posted to oc politics blog
By Art Pedroza
I am appalled to see that some of my fellow Libertarians are supporting accused murderer George Zimmerman, in the wake of the end of his trial for the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin.
As Libertarians we should be advancing the cause of civil rights and standing up against the racists in this country.… Read more ...
By Cathy Reisenwitz
Posted to Sex and the State
June 27, 2013
Not everyone is happy about yesterday’s SCOTUS decision on DOMA, and I get it. More recently than I’d like to admit, that was me. I believed that gay sex was a sin. I also thought that government should promote God’s plan for us by not legitimizing “marriages” between anyone other than one man and one woman.… Read more ...
Posted to Examiner.com
May 26, 2013
Every year during Memorial Day weekend the people who run our government repeat the same glowing stories about the glories of war and the heroes who “fight for our freedoms” even though it’s difficult to find wars in America’s history that were really about fighting for our freedoms rather than fighting for conquest.
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Published in theday 11-07-2010
I received an informative e-mail regarding significant tax increases alleged to begin in 2011. To be honest, I’ve made no effort to check the veracity of its claims, but one response to the message was “That’s okay. I don’t mind contributing to the greater good … except the wars.”
According to the War Resisters League, current military spending makes up 36 percent of federal government spending.… Read more ...
Gigi Bowman is running for New York State Senate, District 5 as a Libertarian.… Read more ...
Report by Michael Boldin of the Tenth Amendment Center
Today, the California Public Safety Committee voted unanimously in favor of Assembly Bill 351 (SB351), the California Liberty Preservation Act.
Introduced by Republican Assemblymember Tim Donnelly, AB351 is a strong stand against “indefinite detention” as supposedly authorized by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012.… Read more ...
Here are Sheldon Richman and Jacob Hornberger of the Future of Freedom Foundation discussing the ten-year anniversary of the Iraq war.
March 25, 2013
Edit from Paulie: Sheldon Richman and Jacob Hornberger were both formerly prominent activists in the Libertarian Party, although as far as I know neither one is associated with that party anymore.… Read more ...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 14, 2013 – WASHINGTON, D.C. — 23 libertarian columnists launch Libertarian Party News outlet
A coalition of libertarian news reporters announced the launch of America’s newest independent political news outlet – Libertarian Party News. Twenty-three experienced and established columnists, all self-proclaimed libertarians, have come together to help level the playing field for Libertarian candidates and to promote the cause of liberty.
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March 12, 2013
by Mark Wachtler
Anyone who’s ever run for elective office before knows that America’s electoral system is riddled with booby traps, landmines and incomprehensible rules seemingly put in place to prohibit regular Americans from ever running. And while most honest and sincere candidates are thrown off the ballot or never get that far to begin with, one Libertarian NY State Senate candidate is paving the way for the rest.… Read more ...
Posted yesterday in The Republic from Columbus, Indiana.
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — A Commonwealth Court has rejected the Libertarian Party’s request for reimbursement of its expenses in a ballot challenge.
Senior Judge James Gardner Colins ruled Wednesday that the request for the award of more than $200,000 in court costs and fees was filed too late.… Read more ...
Here is the newest column from James Gray. It will be published on Sunday in the Daily Pilot newspaper, which is distributed to a few cities in Orange County with the Los Angeles Times, under the heading “It’s a Gray Area”.
The Functional Libertarian
March 6, 2013
The soul of the United States of America is our freedoms and liberties, and our soul is now under attack by our very own government.… Read more ...