Tag Archives: libertarian

Judge Gray: John Adams-Defender of Freedom

John Adams

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 ...

Judge Gray: To Act, or Not to Act?

Judge Gray

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 ...

Ohio Senate Votes to Ban Libertarian Party from 2014 Ohio Election

Found on the Libertarian Party of Ohio’s website

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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 ...

Steve Scheetz, Chairman of LPPA, Issues Letter Banning Dr. Tom Stevens from Commenting on Any LPPA Email List

Found on Facebook

Good Morning,

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 ...

Art Pedroza: Libertarians should not be supporting or applauding George Zimmerman

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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 ...

Cathy Reisenwitz: Why This Libertarian is Celebrating DOMA’s Defeat

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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 ...

Garry Reed: Another Memorial Day, another big lie from government

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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Marc Guttman: Interventionist Policies Impoverish Us

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 ...