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Hello Libertarians!

It is an honor to stand here on this stage tonight after the two greatest candidates that the Libertarian Party has ever had!
…the candidates that have had more success than the Libertarian Party has ever had in 45 years!
…the only candidates willing to go out there and stand up for the people that are not heard in this country!
…the only candidates to stand up for the independent voters that outnumber Republicans or Democrats, to stand up for the young voters that are the future of this country, to stand up for the military voters who sacrifice their lives in other countries’ civil wars for the profit of corporate cronies supported by the Democrats and the Republicans!
When the Commission on Presidential Debates cheats with both hands to silence Gary Johnson they are silencing those voices.
And that is why they will not survive.
I cannot tell you how proud I am of Gary Johnson and Bill Weld.
There are not words to express how thankful I am for their commitment to hold the Libertarian Party banner high, to show America that there is another option, to show people that you can vote for something you believe in, not against something you hate.
I’m so proud that in easily quadrupling the highest vote totals that the Libertarian Party has ever gotten in a Presidential election, Gary Johnson has shown the old party politicians that there is a group of Americans that are brave. There is a group of Americans that are strong. There is a group of Americans that have the courage that made this country, who will speak out, rebel, defy, and stand for those who don’t have a voice.
We have many victories to celebrate. Here are just a couple. We’ll update you more in the days ahead as the election results are finalized. In New Mexico, the Libertarian Party became a major party tonight. In Oklahoma, the vote total there was over the threshold to maintain party recognition, something that was bought with thousands of hours and over a hundred thousand dollars. We also received the vote percentages to retain ballot access in a number of other states including Texas and Arkansas.
As we come out of this election, stronger than ever before, the work continues. This is not the end. This is the just beginning.
Ladies and gentleman, we are winning and we have won tonight.
And you should all be proud of what we have done here.
Thank you for your support of Gary Johnson.
Thank you for your support of the Libertarian Party.
Viva Gary! Viva Libertarios!
Nicholas Sarwark
Chair, Libertarian National Committee

 

    

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Libertarian Party: CPD shuts out millions of voters again

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For immediate release
October 6, 2016

Libertarian Party: CPD shuts out millions of voters again

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Gov. Gary Johnson

The Commission on Presidential Debates, a private organization controlled by the Democratic and Republican Parties, relied on rigged polls in its decision to exclude Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson from the second presidential debate, being held on October 9. This comes in spite of the fact that polls consistently show he draws broad support from independents, military personnel, and millennials.

“By excluding the candidate most popular with independent voters, young voters, and military voters, the CPD is silencing their voices in the political process and showing that they have no interest in educating and informing the electorate,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian Party.

Johnson is ahead of Trump among millennials and ahead of Clinton among military personnel.

To justify excluding Johnson, the decision-makers at the CPD — Janet Brown, Frank Fahrenkopf, and Mike McCurry — relied on five fraudulent polls that showed Johnson falling short of their required 15-percent average.

The CPD claims selection of the polls was based on their “soundness of the survey methodology.”

But according to Fair Debates, each of the five polls contains at least one serious flaw. For example:

  • They start with a survey question asking whether survey respondents would vote for Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton.
  • They include numerous questions about Trump and Clinton, and only one that mentions Johnson.
  • They ask outright whether respondents believe Trump or Clinton will win the election.

All of these methodologies send the false message: “Only the Democrat and the Republican are really in this race.”

“It is highly probable that, had the CPD used sound polls, as their own criteria require, Johnson would be polling well over 15 percent, and they’d have no excuse to exclude him from the debates,” said Sarwark. “But clearly, fairness is not their intent. Maintaining their two-party duopoly is.”

“The CPD calls itself a ‘nonprofit’ organization,” he continued. “But big money is at the heart of what drives the two old parties, which control the CPD and which are bought and sold by special interests. No wonder they want to keep out Johnson, whose two terms as governor of New Mexico proved he’s as impervious to special-interest peddling as a candidate can be.”

The Libertarian, Republican, and Democratic presidential tickets are the only ones on the ballot in all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, this November.

Johnson has been endorsed by the Chicago Tribune (hometown newspaper of Democrat Hillary Clinton), the Detroit News, the New Hampshire Union-Leader, the Richmond Times-Dispatch (hometown newspaper of Democrat Tim Kaine), and the Winston-Salem Journal.

 

 


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Wayward World: A new kind of hero must set history on a different course to save Earth from destruction almost a thousand years in the future.
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Tuesday: Can you make “Westchester Libertarian Supper Club”?

Tuesday
Greater Los Angeles Libertarian Party Meetup Group
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
7:00 PM
Dinah’s Family Restaurant
6521 S Sepulveda Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
We meet the third Tuesday of every month for conversation and comfort food. Eat what you want, come any time, and stay as long as you please. Bob Weber organizes this meeting and would appreciate a note to him at nexus2@sbcglobal.net, if you expect t…
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Thursday: Can you make “South Bay Libertarians Monthly Dinner/Meeting”?

Thursday
Greater Los Angeles Libertarian Party Meetup Group
Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:30 PM
Raffaello Ristorante
400 South Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731
6:30 pm:Social Hour & Dinner
8:00 pm: Meeting, Speakers, Discussions
Our featured guest this month is…
Here is a link to our website: http://www.lplac66.wordpress.com/
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Do sociopathic candidates suggest a sociopathic process?

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Sociopaths care mainly about themselves, feel little or no empathy for others, and have no qualms about harming others to achieve their goals. Politics attracts and encourages sociopathic behavior. Indeed, many have speculated that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton lack empathy and are willing to harm others to achieve their goals.

But is a lack of conscience in the pursuit of power just a problem for the candidates?

We have a Mental Lever mini-article that addresses this question. Read it, then render your verdict using our new voting slider.

How do libertarians view politics? 

By Perry Willis and Jim Babka

KEY CONCEPT: Politics is inherently sociopathic.

A sociopath feels no empathy. Now consider people’s political behavior. They…

  • Vote for politicians who initiate force
  • Delight when their partisan enemies lose
  • Feel no sympathy for people who must submit to policies they hate
  • Endorse State actions they would normally consider criminal

In short, voters feel no empathy for the losing side. Instead, they actually feel joy when force is initiated against the minority view. This is sociopathic.

Reject this depravity. Embrace empathy-based Zero Aggression.

  • Don’t initiate force, personally or politically
  • Limit government to defensive force only
  • Even voting should be for self-defense only, not to impose things on people against their will

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Say goodbye to copy & paste

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Our first message in this series told you that our Educate the Powerful (ETP) System was losing a technological arms race, particularly against a new form of CAPTCHA being deployed by Congress.

In our second message, we introduced CQRC Engage, a piece of software that will…

  • Overcome technological hurdles (like CAPTCHAs) ensuring delivery, while…
  • Cutting our maintenance costs by as much as 60%, plus…
  • Give you 15 ADDITIONAL powers (see the list to the right)

This message covers two of those new powers.

To start with, you’ll no longer copy & paste our sample letters. That step will be gone. Instead…

When you click the link in a newsletter Action Item, the sample letter will be waiting on the website for you! You can edit it there, if you wish. Or you can just hit “send.”

That’s much easier than our old cut and paste method!

We expect that making messages even easier to send will translate into more messages sent to Congress. But that’s not all!

Our ETP made it convenient for you to send three letters simultaneously: one to your local Representative and one each to your two Senators. You will STILL have this power, but…

With Engage, you’ll also be able to more precisely target who you want to receive each message. You’ll be able to write to all of your reps individually, or send the same message to all three at once.

Consider the case where a DC Downsizer is represented by one Republican and two Democrats. Perhaps they’d want to send one missive to the Republican and a second letter to both of the other two. Now, they’ll be able to do that!

As we explained earlier in this message series, the annual fee for the Engage software, combined with the initial capital investment to convert our data, content, and website to this new system comes to a grand total $38,000.

We’ve already raised a significant amount of that fund and leased the software! Now we only need another $18,414 to finish the project.

Can you help us with that?

In return, we will…

  • Place your name on a Refounders roster that will appear at the bottom of this series of messages
  • Put that Refounders roster on the About Us page of our new site, next to the original founders

The “Refounders – 2016″ will be listed in rank order based on the size of their gift. Monthly credit card pledgers will be “annualized” for ranking purposes.

Please consider starting or increasing a monthly, credit card pledge.
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Please demonstrate your confidence in our plan by investing the largest contribution that will make you feel good. Remember, your donation will be memorialized on the Re-founders 2016 roster.

Thank you for being a DC Downsizer,

Jim Babka
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P.S. On our blog, there’s a permanent listing of all the messages in this series, where we share the plans and benefits of this new system called Engage. If you’ve missed any of the messages or would like to refer back, please visit that post titled “ALL the Benefits of Engage.

P.P.S. Ranking the list was not quite ready at press time, thanks to an exciting level of response! We will tweak our process so that we can update the list next week, which right now has more than 100 people who’ve responded.

 

 

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Report shows more arrests for cannabis than violent crime

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A recent report from the ACLU and Human Rights Watch revealed some interesting facts about the 45 year old War on Drugs. It may not come as a surprise to some to read that over 1 million people are arrested each year in the drug war. The surprise come in the comparisons. The report states, “Every 25 seconds in the United States, someone is arrested for the simple act of possessing drugs for their personal use… [Accounting for m]ore than one of every nine arrests by state law enforcement.”

Of the 1.25 million people arrested in 2015 in the War on Drugs, more than 574,000 were for cannabis. These arrests are often easier for police to obtain than for other offenses, especially if police target certain neighborhoods. By comparison in 2015 “there were 505,681 arrests for violent crimes (which the FBI defines as murder, non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault).”

That means police made almost 14 percent more arrests for cannabis possession than for all violent crimes combined, with approximately one arrest for cannabis possession every 55 seconds, accounting for or over $1,000 spent every minute just on enforcing prohibition of a plant, or over $524 million per year.

The report adds, “despite officials’ claims that drug laws are meant to curb drug sales, four times as many people are arrested for possessing drugs as are arrested for selling them.” And, “on any given day at least 137,000 men and women are behind bars in the United States for drug possession, some 48,000 of them in state prisons and 89,000 in jails, most of the latter in pretrial detention.”

The report concludes with a recommendation for the complete removal of criminal sanctions for use and possession of drugs for personal use at both the federal and state levels. A footnote adds, “decriminalization would still leave room for civil and administrative sanctions such as monetary fines. There are strong arguments in favor of depenalization as well.” Depenalization would remove all civil penalties as well, thus being better from the standpoint of human freedom than decriminalization. This is also the approach I believe should be taken with all substances. To end the horrors described in the 196 page report titled “Every 25 Seconds: The Human Toll of Criminalizing Drug Use in the United States”, the Drug War must end. To do that, the Controlled Substances Act and all other federal, state and local laws prohibiting the manufacture, sale, purchase, possession and consumption of all substances must be repealed.


In Peace, Freedom, Love & Liberty,
Darryl W. Perry

Darryl has spent most of his adult life as an advocate & activist for peace and liberty. Darryl is an award winning author, publisher & radio/TV host. He is a regular contributor to several weekly and monthly newspapers. He hosts the daily newscast FPPradioNews, , the podcast Peace, Love, Liberty Radio, the weekly news podcast FPP Freedom Minute, and is a regular co-host on Free Talk Live.
Darryl is a co-founder and co-chair of the NH Liberty Party.
Darryl is the Owner/Managing Editor of Free Press Publications.
Darryl is the CEO of Liberty Lobby LLC.

To schedule an interview with Darryl please send an email to editor@fpp.cc or call 202 709 4377


Announcing a new Gold and Silver-backed debit card!

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LIBERTY DOLLAR ALERT:
October 24. 2016

Announcing a new Gold and Silver-backed debit card!

Dear Liberty Dollar Supporter:

As some of you may remember, I designed, developed, patented and launched a pilot program for the world’s first real-time gold and silver-backed debit card that can be used anywhere Visa or MasterCard is accepted.

Well, after countless encounters and almost every conceivable problem for such a brand new way to actually pay with precious metals and have immediate access to your gold and silver – I am very pleased that my youngest son, Extra, is launching XCard, based on my patented payment platform technology.

Of course, like every proud parent, I am thrilled that Extra has chosen to undertaken such a good and noble project. But like every cautious parent, I am also concerned that his efforts are not in vain like so many of my own efforts. Extra has already devoted almost four years to developing XCard, a genuine real-time gold-backed debit card.

Since I patented the payment platform that facilitates this gold and silver-backed debit card, none of the other garden variety “gold cards” have the same real-time liquidity or the functionality as the XCard. All the other “gold cards” are less-functional, prepaid cards. None of the other cards have the unique functionality that makes XCard work so well.

XCard is the newest, most sophisticated and best solution to private gold/silver ownership and using those assets as you wish. XCard provides an immediate exchange between gold/silver and the fiat US dollar, therefore it can easily be used for everyday transactions. Plus, your gold and silver can be redeemed in a variety of weights for convenient usage and private storage.

Given that most of you have an interest in gold/silver and the liberty use of such, I thought that Extra’s XCard may be of interest to you. Please visit https://www.fundable.com/xcard for all the details.

Please share this exciting new project with your family and friends, but please don’t post the Fundable link anywhere public.

For those interested you can contact Extra directly at extra@thexcard.us.

Of course, if I can be of any assistance, please email me at bernard@libertydollar.org

Many thanks for all the support you have shown me and the Liberty Dollar.

Bernard von NotHaus
Monetary Architect


Pause to thank Johnson & Weld – then vote!

 

I wanted to pause for a moment to thank Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld for running for President and Vice President.

 

Running for office as a Libertarian can be a very rewarding activity, but it’s also very challenging.

 

I am so glad to have two such highly qualified people representing the Libertarian Party at the top of our ticket.

Governor Johnson was famous for vetoing wasteful spending in New Mexico 750 times - probably more vetoes than all other Governors combined!

Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld was rated, “The most fiscally-conservative governor in the United States” by the Wall Street Journal.

Johnson and Weld support free markets, will cut taxes and spending, will bring our troops home from the Middle East, and will end the war on drugs – one of the biggest excuses the government uses to spy on Americans.

In contrast, Hillary Clinton would ramp up military spending and foreign intervention, increase deficits, continue domestic spying, continue the Patriot Act, and continue prosecuting the war on drugs - just like Donald Trump!

Clinton and Trump have different personas, but their policies are very similar – and both will make America worse. I don’t personally care so much about Hillary’s scandalous emails or Trump’s thuggish behavior – it’s what they want to do with government power as President that worries me.

A more Libertarian America will be a better America for all: a safer, more prosperous, more friendly America. And, that’s why I encourage you to vote Libertarian Johnson/Weld.

I haven’t always agreed with everything Johnson or Weld have said, or how they’ve framed the issues. In fact, I’ve sometimes fantasized about what it would be like to run for President myself. Could I do better? It sure looks like it could be fun. I’ve run for local offices before. I love organizing campaigns and debating the issues.

But, then I remind myself that I simply can’t afford to take off more than a year from work to run around campaigning. I’ve got a family to support and bills to pay. Running for President, or any other office for that matter, is a volunteer effort. You don’t get paid to run for office. And since I haven’t been a governor before, it’s unlikely as many people would take me as seriously as they’ve taken two former governors on our ticket.

With that said, I want to say in a very big way — THANK YOU — to Gary and Bill for taking time out of their lives to support the Libertarian Party and to represent the Libertarian Party. I want to thank them for the thousands of hours they have volunteered for their campaigns.

And if they are like most other Libertarian candidates, it’s likely they have also spent hundreds if not thousands of dollars of their own money covering various activities or expenses that are at least indirectly related to their decisions to run for office as Libertarians.

Bill Weld and Gary Johnson have worked tirelessly on their campaign.  I want to thank them wholeheartedly for their efforts, and if you get a chance to, I encourage you to thank them as well. Of course I also want to thank the thousands of donors and volunteers who have contributed so much to the campaign.

This is a great year to be a Libertarian. Others must agree, because our dues-paying membership has skyrocketed this year from 11,184 in January, to 20,170 as of October 1!

Thanks again, Gary and Bill. Thank you to our 9,000 new members! And, thank you to the 600 other candidates running for office as Libertarians this year.

Finally, don’t forget to vote Libertarian November 8.

 

Now get back to work campaigning, everyone – and please be nice!

Yours in liberty,

 

Wes Benedict

Executive Director


Get your Activist Packet and help make sure full legalization is on the ballot in 2018

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As many of you will be going out to vote for Medical Marijuana in 2016 (Yes on 2), you can help make sure that FULL legalization is on the ballot for 2018

The Florida Libertarian PAC can send you a Cannabis Activist packet. This packet will include 25 petitions, an activist clipboard, bumper stickers, business cards and a return envelope. Simply make a $10 donation and have one of these packets mailed to you in time for election day.

On Election Day, you can use the Cannabis Activist Clipboard at the precinct and ask voters to sign our petition. As you are aware, the majority of Floridians support the legalization of marijuana, so you should be able to collect 25 signatures in no time.

And that’s it! Simply mail your completed petitions back to us and we will take care of the rest.

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR PACKET

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Open Letter to Governor Mike Pence

 

Dear Governor Pence,

I know this is a painful time for you.
I know you pride yourself on your family values and faith. The recent revelation of your running mate’s bragging about sexual assault flies in the face of everything you, and every decent American, believes in.
It is now abundantly clear that Donald Trump does not have the character appropriate to be the next President of the United States.
You and I may not agree on some other things but I know we can agree that Hillary Clinton also does not have the character appropriate to be the next President of the United States.
At this point, there is no path forward for Donald Trump to win this race. And, as I’m sure you are aware, it is too late to reprint ballots with any other name for the Republican ticket.
As Chairman of the Libertarian Party, I’m asking you to help us block Hillary Clinton from becoming President.
I am asking you to put your country ahead of your party by resigning from the Republican ticket and publicly endorsing Governor Gary Johnson for President.
Governor Gary Johnson is an experienced leader and a man of character. If elected, he will govern fairly and honestly. As you know, he has a track record of working across party lines and would continue this inclusiveness if elected President.
Governor Johnson’s name will be on every ballot in America. He is our best shot at getting a President that is qualified for the office, both in character and experience.
By endorsing Governor Johnson, you would show the country your commitment to character above party. By helping elect a man of integrity to the highest office in the land, you could very truly help save your country.
The stakes could not be higher. Please join me today in ensuring that Hillary Clinton does not become President.
Nicholas Sarwark
Chairman, Libertarian National Committee

Libertarian candidates pledge to downsize U.S. military

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For immediate release
November 3, 2016

Libertarian candidates pledge to downsize U.S. military

Forty-two Libertarians running for federal office in 2016 have pledged to disentangle the United States from conflicts in the Middle East, cut unneeded military spending, close down foreign military bases, and bring American troops home to their families.

The candidates aim to reduce military spending by 60 percent and to cut taxes by the amount saved so the proceeds go back to taxpayers — not to fund other government expenditures.

“The interventionist foreign policies of Democrats and Republicans have resulted in endless war in the Middle East, which has reverberated around the world in the form of terrorist attacks and humanitarian crises,” said Phil Anderson, Libertarian for U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. “Libertarians aim for a policy of peace and free trade that will make the world safer.”

“The United States will still spend more for military than both China and Russia combined, even after we cut it by 60 percent,” said Ed Rankin, Texas Libertarian for U.S. House, District 32. “This massive reduction in government spending will enable us to give back thousands of dollars — every year — to the average American family.”

Click here for the list of 2016 Libertarian federal candidate pledges. Scroll to “DOWNSIZE THE MILITARY,” then click “More” to see the list of candidates who have made the pledge, and the benefits and reasoning behind it.

 


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Libertarian candidates pledge to contain, reduce government authority

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For immediate release
October 20, 2016

Libertarian candidates pledge to contain and reduce government authority

Scores of Libertarians running for federal, state, and local office have pledged to contain and reduce government in several areas. More American jobs, far greater access to health care, and lower taxes are among the many benefits that will result.

Specifically, Libertarian candidates have pledged to sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation that will:

“A lot of Democratic and Republican politicians talk a good game when it comes to getting government down to size,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee. “But almost never do they make bold, specific pledges like these, because they’re fueled by special interests who aim to expand government. So their campaign promises are either vague and vacuous, or they threaten more government.”

Click on the embedded links, above, to see the list of Libertarian candidates who have made each pledge, and the benefits and reasoning behind each measure.

Click on federalstate, or local to see the full list of 2016 Libertarian candidate pledges for each level of government.

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New Mental Lever: Are statists robbing your charities?

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Are the statists robbing your charities?

By Perry Willis & Jim Babka

Key Concept: Statists engage in charity robbing.

Would you give more money to charity if you were taxed less? If so, then the statists are robbing your favorite charities to fund their favorite cause – The State!

Statists prefer aid programs that are paid for with violence-based funding (taxation). This robs your charities. The money grabbed from you cannot be used to support the voluntary sector causes you love.

For instance… Would you rather fund the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), or Habitat for Humanity, or some other cause entirely? Statists deny you that choice. Worse…

The statist approach concentrates resources behind a single system of aid. This strangles innovation. Society loses the improvements we would normally gain from having competition between multiple strategies and institutions. Thus…

The statist approach is both greedy and harmful.

To stop “charity robbing” you must embrace the Zero Aggression Principle – Don’t threaten or initiate force, personally or politically.

Violence-based funding (taxation) must be replaced by voluntary funding. This one simple change would make state agencies compete with other charitable institutions. Things work better with competition.

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Libertarian candidates pledge to localize education

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For immediate release
October 13, 2016

Libertarian candidates pledge to localize education

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More than 118 Libertarians running for federal and state office have pledged to work to stop heavy-handed meddling by state and federal governments in local schools.

Specifically, Libertarian federal candidates pledged to sponsor and work diligently to pass legislation to quickly end all federal mandates on state and local schools. This means ending Common Core, and all other Department of Education (D.O.E.) programs, and closing the D.O.E.  It also calls for cutting taxes by the amount saved, so that the savings go exclusively to taxpayers, many of whom are parents and grandparents who can use that money to pay for private schooling.

State candidates similarly pledged to work to remove state regulations on local schools and to cut state taxes. Their pledge also aims to reject federal mandates on schools and to deregulate private and home schooling.

“The centrally planned economy of China created widespread poverty and suffering in my home country,” said Lily Tang Williams, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in Colorado and immigrant from China, now an American citizen. “Central planning of education doesn’t work either, and has produced dismal results both in China and in the U.S.  Too many American kids can’t read, can’t do basic math, and are poorly prepared for life and for making a decent living.

“We must return control of schools to local parents, teachers, and communities who know and love our kids the best,” she continued. “Without centrally planned state and federal government interference, we can provide quality, state-of-the-market education for kids at a fraction of today’s cost.”

“Republican politicians talk about getting rid of the D.O.E, but nothing ever changes—even when they hold the executive branch and both legislative branches,” said Arvin Vohra, vice chair of the Libertarian National Committee. “Libertarians are committed to specific actions they will take if elected. Those actions will return complete control of schools to families and communities. Homeowners will see much lower property taxes, and kids will get a top-notch education that paves the way for a more satisfying, self-sustaining future.”

Click here to see the list of Libertarian federal candidates and here to see the list of Libertarian state candidates who have pledged to localize education.

 


Liberty Lobby LLC now accepts Dash

 

Liberty Lobby LLC now accepts Dash

 

When Liberty Lobby LLC launched in June, it was one of the first lobbying forms to accept cryptocurrencies. In addition to direct Bitcoin payments, people have been able to contribute to Liberty Lobby LLC with Dogecoin, Litecoin, Blackcoin, Monero, and 20+ other cryptocurrencies using Shapeshift integration. Contributions are now being accepted in Dash, without the need to use Shapeshift. Unlike Bitcoin which can take several minutes to confirm a transaction, Dash works like a decentralized digital cash with payments being confirmed in less than 4 seconds. You can read more about Dash here.

And don’t forget, all monthly donors and all one-time donors who contribute at least $50 before October 31 will become members of the Founders Committee. When we announced the creation of the Founders Committee, we were at 22.80% of our monthly goal of $416.67. We are currently sitting at 55.92% of our monthly goal of $416.67, and have 27 members of the Founder Committee. If 18 more people step forward with monthly contributions of $10, we will reach our goal!

Founders Committee members will be listed in order of their contributions, monthly pledges will be “annualized” for ranking purposes.

I would be remiss if I did not thank those who have already joined the Founders Committee

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Libertarian Chair Invites Outraged Trump Loyalists to Split Their Tickets

 

Libertarian Chair Invites Outraged Trump Loyalists to Split Their Tickets

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For Immediate Release

October 12, 2016

 
 
 
Alexandria  -  Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark issued this statement to Trump loyalists unhappy with the GOP:

“In a recent tweet, Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson noted that she was getting a ‘mass volume of texts from people all over the country who will #VoteTrump but [down]ballot not so much.’

 

“The Libertarian Party would love to remind you, if you are considering this route, that we have nearly 600 down ballot candidates running nationwide who would love your support.

 

“Of course, we would love your support for our presidential candidates as well. We encourage you to take a look at the qualifications of Governors Johnson and Weld. But if you are firmly decided on your presidential vote, we understand.  Your down ballot votes have a home with us that you can feel great about.

 

“Here’s a handy interactive map so you can check out Libertarians on your ballot. http://www.lp.org/2016-libertarian-party-candidates

 

“The Libertarian Party is the party of principle. We believe in minimum government and maximum freedom. We currently have 146 Libertarians holding elected office nationwide. Help us elect more this November.”

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Read on our website: https://www.lp.org/news/press-releases/libertarian-chair-invites-outraged-trump-loyalists-to-split-their-tickets

 


Say “goodbye” to the Educate the Powerful System

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A Personal Message from DownsizeDC.org President, Jim Babka…

We recently told you how some members of Congress had thrown barriers in front of you, as you used Downsize DC’s software to communicate with them. I told you how these new barriers were too costly to overcome and nearly put us out of business. Fortunately, we were able to find new software that…

Costs far less than the roughly $28,000 per year that we used to spend on maintenance for our custom-made system. For years, our money was tied up in maintenance, when we wanted to give you new tools.

Our new system comes from Congressional Quarterly-Roll Call (CQRC). It’s called Engage. And it can handle more than 95% of our maintenance needs for a mere $12,000 per year, a savings of about $16,000.

In other words, we’re going to be able to do new and better things at less cost!

But the transition isn’t free. We must redesign our website to accommodate this powerful new software. We must also convert and match-up a dozen years worth of data. That will cost about $26,000, and we’ve already raised about $5,843 of that amount. But we need to raise the $20,157 balance this month, and to do that, we’re going to explain to you…

The 16 powerful benefits you’ll get from this NEW Downsize DC!

We’ve already explained benefit number one: Our new software can defeat all Congressional barriers. In our last message we explained how we’re overcoming CAPTCHAs to get your message delivered.

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Ballot selfie ban violates free speech

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A growing trend across the country at the state level is passage of laws prohibiting so-called ballot selfies, which is “taking a digital image or photograph of [a] marked ballot and distributing or sharing the image via social media or by any other means.” The justification for these prohibitions is that it prevents vote buying and preserves the right to a secret ballot.

A prohibition on ballot selfies was adopted in New Hampshire in 2014 and almost immediately challenged. ArsTechnica reports, “State lawmakers, when approving the law that carries a $1,000 fine, had maintained in 2014 that the statute was needed to combat voter fraud—like having people coerced into voting a certain way.”

The 1st US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in September, “Digital photography, the internet, and social media are not unknown quantities — they have been ubiquitous for several election cycles, without being shown to have the effect of furthering vote buying or voter intimidation. As the plaintiffs note, ‘small cameras’ and digital photography ‘have been in use for at least 15 years,’ and New Hampshire cannot identify a single complaint of vote buying or intimidation related to a voter’s publishing a photograph of a marked ballot during that period.” Adding, “Secretary [of State William] Gardner has admitted that New Hampshire has not received any complaints of vote buying or voter intimidation since at least 1976, nor has he pointed to any such incidents since the nineteenth century.” (emphasis added)

That’s one argument debunked.

Next is the claim that prohibiting anyone from posting a photo of their ballot somehow protects the right of the voter to cast a secret ballot. The Court wrote, the law “controls the use of imagery of marked ballots, regardless of where, when, and how that imagery is publicized,” adding, “the prohibition on ballot selfies reaches and curtails the speech rights of all voters, not just those motivated to cast a particular vote for illegal reasons.”

In other words, just because you have a right to a secret ballot, does not mean you are obligated to keep your ballot secret.

Efforts to repeal a similar law in Colorado failed earlier this year, and now that law is being challenged as well.

One can hope that legislative bodies across the country will heed the words of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals that the state “may not impose such a broad restriction on speech by banning ballot selfies in order to combat an unsubstantiated and hypothetical danger.”


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LNC Chair Sarwark to appear on ‘Stossel’ on Fri. Oct. 28, and more

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News from the Libertarian Party:


LNC Chair to appear on ‘Stossel,’ Friday, October 28

Nicholas Sarwark standing next to John Stossel seated at desk with papers "Stossel" show logo in background (color photo)
Photo: Courtesy of Fox Business Network
L-R: Nicholas Sarwark and John Stossel on the set of “Stossel” (New York, Oct. 25)

Nicholas Sarwark, the Libertarian National Committee Chair, will appear on John Stossel’s program, “Stossel,” on Fox Business Network.

The episode will be aired on Friday, Oct. 28 at 9 – 10 P.M. ET.

More information about “Stossel,” here.


New film featuring Gary Johnson, ‘Rigged 2016,’ available to view online

Still image from "Rigged 2016" movie trailer: Gary Johnson at outdoor rally standing at lectern, supported with signs and umbrellas (color photo)
Image: Jeff Hays Films and Working Pictures
Gov. Gary Johnson in a scene from “Rigged 2016.”

Do not cast your vote in 2016 until you see this film!”

Overstock founder Patrick Byrne, with acclaimed Hollywood producer of “Farenhype 9/11, Jeff Hays, and filmmaker James Greenwood, created the new documentary “Rigged 2016: Silencing Outside Voices.”

It explores the corrupting influence of the two-party system, using Libertarian Gary Johnson’s campaign as a focal point. Greenwood has been embedded with the Johnson campaign since November 2015.

“The biggest lie of this election is that you have to choose between these two major party candidates,” said Byrne. “Unless changes are made and other voices heard, we’re destined to a future of more dumpster-fire elections.”

Click here to watch the film or the trailer.


Charleston ‘Gazette-Mail’ endorses Libertarian John Buckley for statewide office

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John Buckley for West Virginia Secretary of State

The Charleston Gazette-Mail, the daily newspaper of the largest city in West Virginia, endorsed Libertarian John Buckley for Secretary of State on October 20.

“The secretary of state is a relatively small office, but is in charge of overseeing state elections and registering businesses. Those are two big responsibilities, and should not be taken lightly.

“That’s why the Daily Mail endorses John Buckley, a Libertarian, in the upcoming election. Buckley, of Hardy County, is a retired lawyer and served time as a lawmaker in Virginia. He’s familiar with policy-making and has some ideas on how to improve elections in West Virginia….”

Read the Gazette-Mail article.


Georgia Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate polling at 11% in 3-way race; debate airs Oct. 23

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Allen Buckley for U.S. Senate, Georgia

Allen Buckley, the Georgia Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate, is polling at 11 percent, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on October 21.

If no candidate receives a majority of the votes, then the race moves to a run-off election between the top two finishers, on January 10, 2017.

In 2008, Mr. Buckley forced a run-off election in the race for U.S. Senate, when none of the candidates reached 50 percent of the vote.

Read the AJC article.


Dick Heller endorses D.C. Libertarian candidate

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Washington, DC — 2016 Libertarian candidate for U.S. Delegate for the District of Columbia and long-time community activist Martin Moulton secured the endorsement of Dick Heller, successful plaintiff in a landmark case (District of Columbia v. Heller, 2008) in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm for self-defense within the home. Moulton aims to retire the 25-year establishment incumbent, Eleanor Holmes Norton.

“Martin’s background, common sense, and focus on creative solutions make him the ideal candidate to rise above the partisan divide and deliver results for all District for all residents,” says Dick Heller. “Politically polarizing debates have gotten in the way of District residents enjoying the public safety, superb schools, economic opportunities, and freedoms we all deserve.”

Read more here.


Libertarian for Judge running radio ads in Baltimore

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Leo Dymowski for Judge (Baltimore County, Maryland)

Leo Dymowski, Libertarian for Judge in Baltimore County, is running two powerful advertisements on radio stations in the Baltimore area.

Listen to the radio spots at the Dymowski campaign web site, home page: LeoForJudge2016.com


UNM College Republicans back Gary Johnson for President

alt="UNM College Republicans logo: maroon rectangle, white graphic of GOP elephant silhouette; lettering: "#UNMGOP" (graphic image)"The chair of the University of New Mexico’s College Republicans announced on Oct. 8, at a Johnson-Weld campaign rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, that his group is backing Gov. Gary Johnson for President.

The announcement made by chair Michael Aguilar was recorded on Twitter by Russell Contreras of the Associated Press.

Read the tweet and listen to the announcement.


Drew Carey joins Johnson Weld 2016 as Honorary Chair for California

Johnson for President logo - blue, yellow, grey lettering, reading "Johnson Weld 2016" (graphic image)Oct. 4, 2016, Salt Lake City, UT — Johnson Weld 2016 announced today that actor, comedian, and television host Drew Carey has joined the campaign as Honorary Chair for California.

As Honorary Chair, Carey will speak out on behalf of the Johnson–Weld ticket and help lead the campaign’s efforts in the State of California.

Welcoming Carey to the campaign, Gov. Gary Johnson said, “I couldn’t be more honored. Drew’s support means a great deal to Bill Weld and me, and his willingness to take such a prominent leadership role is extremely gratifying….”

About his new role with Johnson Weld 2016, Carey remarked, “Getting behind Gary Johnson was an easy choice. Gary Johnson is reasonable. He’s a real person. He’s a pragmatic problem-solver who knows how to govern….”

Read the full press release.


Reason interviews LP Chair on Gary Johnson’s appeal

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In a new podcast, Reason’s Nick Gillespie talks with Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark about what the “party of principle” is up to in the final weeks of the 2016 race, and the LP’s bold new strategy of running electable, pragmatic candidates who are also committed to maximum freedom and minimal government.

Listen to the interview.


October 2016 issue of ‘LP News’ ready to view online

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The October issue of LP News is now online, featuring coverage of our presidential ticket’s campaign activities, endorsements, fundraising, and how they compare with other parties’ nominees. Also learn about down-ticket Libertarian candidates, national and affiliate party accomplishments, LP ballot access, and more.

Read or download LP News.


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Withur We By Matthew Alexander

Ever wonder what a Libertarian World would look like?

Ever wonder how to answer objections to creating a Libertarian World?

Ever wonder if a Libertarian World could truly exist?

Here’s the thing: creating a Libertarian World is hard.

It was a lot easier centuries ago. People used to think back then AND they acted on their thoughts. Now-a-days, that does not happen not so much. For lack of a better term, people are lazy.

I used to recommend that folks stand up to their government. However, most people now are under the impression you cannot fight city hall. So, a tyrannical government rises from being the servant to be being the master.

This, of course, is due to a lack of education on what government really needs to be if it exists. Government does NOT want its people educated enough to realize that the citizens are slaves. They want to hide the sheep by allowing them to think they are the wolf because so long as people live in ignorance, they are living in bliss and will not stop someone else from controlling their life.

As I now see it, the problem is that there are thousands, if not million, of people kowtow under peer pressure instead of thinking on their own.

And over the years, the constant lies and new laws forced upon us from via government and its propaganda makes it harder, and harder, and harder, to live as a free person.

The big boys of business and government collude to hide the Master/Slave relationships they’ve developed over years in our society. They hide it all under the guise of “helping” the people and “making a better society”. When, in fact, they are manipulating and controlling the citizenry through deceit.

Learning to recognize the truth on your own, through trial and error, takes LONG time to see and understand. Most books only give you theory. Most of that theory is twisted with arguments. Simple truths are turned on their head and no longer give you a clear image of right and wrong.

If you are just getting into libertarianism, you will want to learn what it is all about fast. You will not want to wait until you are at some meeting somewhere to begin learning and understanding. Clearly, googling things will not suffice because you don’t know what you are really looking for. You want to see practical application NOW in order to make sense of the arguments that will surely come your way.

If that’s the case, you are going to love this:

I have found ONE book, to date, that makes that happen fast for beginners.

It’s Withur We written by Matthew Alexander.


Withur We is written in a story format that walks through the steps of how to handle an overbearing government. Including all the trials and tribulations that occur as well as all the steps necessary to set up a Libertarian World, it answers all the naysayer’s questions.

Withur We is written so well that it makes it easy to understand Libertarianism and the problems presented in today’s society.

Matthew Alexander presents the world of Alistair Ashley 3nn in a fashion comparable to Ayn Rand’s John Galt. His work is destined to become a classic among freedom loving individuals like Atlas Shrugged did among business people.

See how Alistair’s world resembles our own. Learn what he does to solve the problems. Understand the frustrations and witness the resolve. Transform your life by living the same principles and stop living as a “slave”.

Withur We is a great Libertarian story that covers the facets of creating a Libertarian society. It is far greater than the single topic visions of authors like L Neil Smith. In the book Alexander’s prose is carefully constructed to lead the reader from one point to the next. Considering that he is a first time author I was amazed at the fluidity of the story and look forward to reading his next book.

Clearly, Alexander took the thinking man’s approach to his story. He starts with the introduction of a Libertarian (anarcho-capitalist) society with a Rothbardian flavor. The story surely is fairer in its presentation than the dialects of “one way only” Libertarian books that exist thus far. There is no utopian world, not everything works out as being perfect as some Libertarians like to present.

As a Libertarian myself, I might wish to see happier results with the situations presented. However, Alexander is showing a world of reality. Not everything is perfect in the world, not even our current societies. He uses those realities to present his theme of market driven economies along with the meaning and inner workings of the non-aggression principle.

I have been waiting a long time for someone to put together a book of this caliber. The wait is over. Now everyone can enjoy a good story that shows both the advantages of a Libertarian society as well as the problems surrounding us in order to create one. It is not a utopia where everyone sings kumbaya to each other. Here, the story revolves around how people interact with each other during times of peace and violence. The contrast between the two is illustrated perfectly with everyday situations that we can recognize in our own society. The conclusion that peace is the better is not shoved in your face by some zealot but is smoothly presented through what can be viewed as real life experiences.

Matthew Alexander did a masterful job of creating the world in terms that everyone can relate too. Now it is your turn to do your part and learn from his efforts. See how a single individual can make a difference. Witness how Libertarianism in action can bring about a whole new concept on life. Learn how to be free.



Tim Kaine’s hometown paper endorses Gary Johnson

 

Tim Kaine’s hometown paper endorses Gary Johnson

 

For Immediate Release

August 29, 2016

 

Alexandria – The primary newspaper of record for the state of Virginia, The Richmond Times-Dispatch has announced its endorsement of Libertarian Gary Johnson for U.S. President. Richmond is also the hometown of Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine.  The editorial board gave a robust and enthusiastic endorsement stating,

 

“…there’s no doubt that Johnson belongs in the major leagues, and on the debate stage this fall. He is a skilled and experienced leader, an able communicator, an intelligent man.”

 

On policy and views, the Times-Dispatch highlighted this quote from Johnson in their interview with him:

 

“I think we’re reflecting what 60 percent of Americans believe right now, broadly speaking — that being, fiscally conservative, smaller government, combined with being socially inclusive — and combined with a skepticism on our foreign policy, which doesn’t seem to be making things better.”

 

On the two old party candidates and electoral politics this cycle, the Times-Dispatch wrote:

 

“Much of the country is distressed by the presidential candidates offered by the two conventional political parties. And for good reason. Neither Donald Trump nor Hillary Clinton meets the fundamental moral and professional standards we have every right to expect of an American president. Fortunately, there is a reasonable — and formidable — alternative.”

 

The full endorsement can beread here.

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The Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County Voters Guide is a click away

 

 

Disclaimer: The following voter guide has not been approved by any political committee or any candidate. These are not official endorsements by the Libertarian Party  of Palm Beach County.
President & Vice President Gary Johnson & Bill Weld
United States Senator Paul Stanton
U.S. Representative – District 18 Brian Mast
U.S. Representative – District 20 Gary Stein
U.S. Representative – District 21 Paul Spain
U.S. Representative – District 22 Andrea Leigh McGee
Florida Senate – District 25 Joe Negron
Florida Senate – District 30 None of the 3 candidates can be recommended
Florida Senate – District 31 Neither candidate can be recommended
Florida House Representative – District 82 Mary Lynn Magar
Florida House Representative – District 85 Neither candidate can be recommended though Rick Roth gets an honorable mention
Florida House Representative – District 86 Neither candidate can be recommended
Florida House Representative – District 90 Artie Lurie (Libertarian)
Florida House Representative – District 91 Kelley Howell (Write-In Candidate)
County Commission – District 1 Neither candidate can be recommended
County Commission – District 3 Sean Hogan
County Commission – District 5 Taniel Shant
The following are NON-PARTISAN races:

Soil & Water Conservation District – Group 2 Matthew Bymaster
Soil & Water Conservation District – Group 3 Jesse Jackson
Soil & Water Conservation District – Group 4 Karl Dickey
County Court Judge – Group 11 Gregg Lerman

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

No. 1 – Solar – NO
The Libertarian Party of Florida supported a better version of solar change during the August 30, 2016 primary which was passed. This version is not the better option.

No. 2 – Medical Marijuana – YES
Contrary to the scare tactics being put forth in advertisements, this amendment is ONLY for using cannabis for medical purposes and nothing more. There are many patients, especially seniors and those with cancer who could benefit from cannabis treatment.

No. 3 – Tax Exemption – NO
The Libertarian Party feels that lowering everyone’s taxes overall is a far better plan than singling out a few. Although this amendment is well- intentioned, it will only cause the rest of the taxpaying population to pay more.

No. 5 – Tax Exemption – NO
The Libertarian Party feels lowering everyone’s taxes overall is a far better plan than singling out a few. Although this amendment is well-intentioned, it will only cause the rest of the taxpaying population to pay more.

Countywide Question – Sales Tax Increase – NO
The Libertarian Party feels this 17 percent increase in the county’s sales tax is unnecessary. Although portrayed as a one cent increase in the county’s sales tax, it is actually a 17 percent increase.
 

 


From Alex Snitker : Election season is coming to a close

Friends,

Election season is coming to a close and there is plenty going on. Here is a list of events and actions that you can take between now and the election.

Jordan Page coming to Spring Hill THIS FRIDAY

If you are in the Tampa Bay area this Friday night we are having a concert with Jordan Page. Come out and enjoy a night with the music of Jordan Page.

This party will be catered by KD’s Catering and events. This concert will take place Friday October 21st at Alex Snitker’s house (4057 Baybriar St., Spring Hill, Florida, 34606) from 7 PM to 10 PM

Food and drinks are included for a $10 cover. CLICK HERE TO RSVP

If you are in Florida and support the legalization of Cannabis

Get your Activist Packet and help make sure full legalization is on the ballot in 2018. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED

If you are in Florida and support Medial Marijuana

Get your YES ON 2 Signs mailed to you today CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR SIGNS

If you support Gary Johnson for President

Get your Gary Johnson Homestretch Activist Packet. CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR PACKET

The Pinellas County LP will be giving away Johnson campaign materials at their last meeting before the election. Come on out on Thrusday October 20th at Jungle Bill’s Tiki Grill (2950 Gulf to Bay Blvd, Clearwater, Florida 33759) Starting at 7:00 PM. CLICK HERE TO RSVP

In Liberty
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