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 ...
Posted to Center for a Stateless Society
October 25, 2013
By Thomas L. Knapp
It happens so often these days that it almost passes without notice: A young defendant, accused of some awful crime, is “charged as an adult.” Such is the case of 14-year-old Philip Chism of Andover, Massachusetts.… Read more ...
The Functional Libertarian Series
October 10, 2013
Have you ever felt inspired, hopeful, able and optimistic about your ability to right a wrong?
Have you ever felt frustrated, small, ineffective and helpless about your ability to do anything about a problem?
I have, both ways.
Recently my wife and I saw the movie “The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, and, in what is probably the most intentionally ironic casting in the history of moviemaking, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan.… Read more ...
Found on the Libertarian Party of Ohio’s website
Up-to-the-minute SB 193 news will appear here until further notice, so check back often
Latest SB 193 UPDATE:
COLUMBUS (Tue., Oct, 7 at 1 p.m.)
The Ohio Senate has passed SB 193, just a couple of hours after it made it out of committee.… Read more ...
Found on Facebook
First and foremost. Tom Stevens, having resigned his membership, is no longer a member of the LPPA and should no longer be allowed the privilege to post on any LPPA e-mail list.
Second. Tom Stevens stated that he “appointed” the new chairman, Aaron Rosengarten. There were no elections, there was a statement that Aaron was appointed Chair of Northampton County Libertarian Committee, and Tom Stevens appointed himself Executive Director of an affiliate of the LPPA while no longer being a member of the LPPA.… Read more ...
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.