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American Spectator – Campus News: Conservative student released from suspension for supporting Trump

Suspension for Supporting Trump Lifted at California College BY: STEVEN GREENHUT The suspension of a conservative student is lifted three months after he defended himself and Donald Trump. The board of trustees at an Orange County, Calif., community college district put an end to a long-simmering local dispute by ending the suspension of a student who recorded [...]

Can Donald Trump Avoid Andrew Jackson’s Trap And Create An American Economic Miracle? Jan 31, 2017 @ 10:00 AM Ralph Benko Andrew Jackson was a populist. His charisma and rhetoric anticipated that of Donald J. Trump. Many have noted the resemblance. Jackson was nicknamed “Old Hickory.” Call Donald Trump “New Hickory.” It appears that Jackson’s portrait now hangs in the Oval Office. President Trump might just, if [...]

PeaceOptions – #ObamaGate: Ringside Seats for the Fight of the Century

    #ObamaGate: Ringside Seats for the Fight of the Century Apr 06, 2017 10:43 pm | John Dennison   Do you like to watch a good fight? There’s a great one going on and I thought maybe you’d like to watch it with me. It’s called ObamaGate, and we’ve got ringside seats for a [...]

Libertarian Parenting

    Speaking as a dad I know first hand that parenting is plenty challenging and, arguably, libertarian parenting is even harder.   There are currently precious few resources that guide parents on the art of libertarian parenting.   Valerie Sarwark, wife of our national Chair, Nicholas Sarwark, and mom of three, recommends Little Dreams [...]

A huge ‘head start’ for the One Subject at a Time Act

  So what did Downsize DC accomplish in 2016? Our mission is simple… We want to downsize initiated force by The State. We do this in three ways… Oppose legislation and regulation that moves in the wrong direction Support legislation that moves in the right direction Craft our own legislation to regulate politicians and State employees We made [...]

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go! by Robert Ringer

  The New Year signals the start of a five-month period that I like to think of as the Window-of-Opportunity Sprint. If you’re serious about accomplishing great things in 2017, you’d be wise to come out of the starting gate fast today — and keep going at full speed through at least the end of [...]

FEE – Why Does the Minimum Wage Debate Never End?

Commutations Are Not Enough to Fix Our Broken Criminal Justice System by Brittany Hunter To be sure, Obama’s clemency campaign has most certainly benefited the lives of those who were included, and also their families, but it does nothing to address the countless individuals who were left behind in the process. READ NOW What Does [...]

Make “Tax Day” simple, again!

  US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) recently sent out an email titled “Tax Day Should Be Simple”. Let’s dissect the title of this email. Most people understand “Tax Day” to mean that day of the year by which one is supposed to fill out a stack of documents stating how much money one earned in [...]

We denounce the air strikes on Syria

  Dear Libertarian,   The Libertarian Party denounces last night’s strikes on Syria.   Purportedly these strikes were a retaliation for the release of a chemical agent which wounded and killed many Syrians earlier this week.   The use of chemical agents against civilians is abhorrent but, according to news reports, the cause of that [...]

Libertarian Innovation in Education

You are invited to a special conference call about Libertarian Innovation in Education featuring LNC Vice Chair Arvin Vohra Wednesday, April 26   5 PM Pacific 6 PM Mountain 7 PM Central 8 PM Eastern Arvin Vohra is the Vice Chair of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) and the founder of Vohra Method, a free-market [...]

American Spectator – Trump Disarms the Dems

Trump Disarms the Dems BY: GEORGE NEUMAYR His honoring of Carryn Owens made a good speech great. Female Democrats, clad in white, turned the color into a symbol of impure politics at Trump’s first speech to Congress. They didn’t yell out “You lie,” but they gave him several ugly thumbs-down gestures. Little did they realize [...]

The Left Wages War On Donald Trump, Its Godzilla

Jan 29, 2017 @ 10:00 AM Ralph Benko Last week, in downtown DC, I was treated up-close-and-personal to Greenpeace’s banner unfurled — two intrepid activists dangling from it to provide ballast — from the top of a 270-foot-high crane rising above the crater of the old Washington Post building proclaiming RESIST. It was a [...]

Introducing Legacy Libertarians

  Have you considered designating the Libertarian Party in your will?   Many Libertarians have done this and we are very thankful for their generosity. Their bequests have done tremendous good by growing the Party and spreading the timeless and precious message of Liberty.   To better honor these special folks, we are starting a [...]

PeaceOptions – Either We Change, or We Will Perish from the Earth

Either We Change, or We Will Perish from the Earth Mar 23, 2017 11:01 am | John Dennison   This is the time of changes. Where we go from here is up to us. We all know the news. Turmoil abroad. Turmoil at home. Passions run hot, and people are at each others’ throats. We [...]

United Airlines and the Zero Aggression Principle

  How libertarians (should) view the United Airlines story Retweet By Jim Babka (Find this article at Zero Aggression Project blog) When passenger David Dao was dragged off a United Airlines plane, it was a violation of the Zero Aggression Principle (sometimes called the non-aggression principle). The Zero Aggression Principle (ZAP) says that it’s wrong to use threats, [...]

Do you support our opposition to John Bolton for Assistant Secretary of State

  Rand Paul is right. John Bolton should not be Asst. Sec of State. Retweet In this message: Why we’re changing our strategy about presidential appointments Our standard of judgment for supporting or opposing appointments The conditions under which we, as voluntaryist libertarians, support foreign intervention, the conditions under which we oppose it, and how that [...]

In his book In Search of the Miraculous By Robert Ringer

  In his book In Search of the Miraculous, the great 20th century thinker, philosopher, and writer, Russian-born P.D. Ouspensky, shares the following insight by his mentor, G.I. Gurdjieff: If a man in prison was at any time to have a chance to escape, then he must first of all realize that he IS in [...]

FEE – What We Can Learn from George Orwell’s Review of Mein Kampf

5 Great Books on Politics and Public Policy from 2016 by Richard Morrison From Rivalry and Central Planning by Don Lavoie to Real Heroes, by our own Larry Read, here are some must-read books from 2016. READ NOW Capitalism Destroys Jobs, and That’s a Good Thing by Daniel J. Mitchell The creative destruction that results [...]

We are going to outmaneuver and outwork them

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been pushing our special opportunity to have donations to the Ballot Access Fund TRIPLED.   Many thanks to all those who have donated!   So far, we’ve raised over $23,000, which triples to $69,000!   Those funds are going to make a big impact.   We are working to make [...]

Communicating Libertarianism

You are invited to a special conference call on Communicating Libertarianism featuring LNC Regional Alternate Larry Sharpe Tuesday, April 18   5 PM Pacific 6 PM Mountain 7 PM Central 8 PM Eastern Larry Sharpe is a businessman and speaker. He has trained and coached hundreds of executives, entrepreneurs, leaders and employees from organizations all [...]

American Spectator – Paul Ryan’s Housecleaning

Paul Ryan’s Housecleaning BY: SCOTT MCKAY The Republican House leadership says they’re on schedule to pass a transformative agenda, but they’re busy cleaning up a regulatory mess left over from Obama. Last week, in case our readers missed it, House Speaker Paul Ryan did an interesting interview with Sean Hannity on the question of Congress’ [...]

How President Trump Could Bring About A Safer Greater World Peace Jan 20, 2017 @ 01:00 PM Ralph Benko As I have argued here, repeatedly, Donald Trump won the presidency on a platform of peace and prosperity. Now, as he himself recently told The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty, “you still have to produce the results.” There’s more than a little anxiety about whether Trump’s proposed [...]

2017 Session: Week 11

  2017 Session: Week 11 Liberty Lobby LLC is tracking 345 bills. Of the bills we’re tracking: 149 have been deemed Inexpedient to Legislate; 144 were deemed Ought to Pass by the first chamber to which they were referred; another 38 have been retained, 1 bill was withdrawn, and 4 bills are still awaiting a [...]

Should the Nuclear Option be used to confirm Judge Gorsuch?

     An initiative of the Downsize DC Foundation   Partisans think their ideologies should be imposed on others. Retweet Of course, we already know that they’ve fallen prey to the Dictator Fallacy – their scheme will be implemented as if they were an all-powerful dictator. They’ve also forgotten that they will someday lose power to the opposing party. [...]

Leadership Conference in New Hampshire, May 28

    I hope to see some of you in Manchester, New Hampshire, this May 28 at the Libertarian State Leadership Alliance (LSLA) Conference.   The conference is open to anyone interested in the future and direction of the Libertarian Party. Traditionally, many of our state and national party leaders have attended. While there will be [...]