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LP NY welcomes elected official, ballot access wins in Maine & Va., and more

 

News from the Libertarian Party:

LP in New York welcomes elected official known as “taxpayers’ watchdog” Virginia LP gubernatorial candidate on the ballot Libertarian Party now qualified in Maine “Libertarians Working for You!” episodes with activists, candidates, and elected officials from Alabama, Arizona, California, Illinois, Maine, Texas 2017 Libertarian Party state conventions LP […]

The Nature of Fascism

 

Fascism: The Career of a Concept Paul E. Gottfried Northern Illinois Press, 2016 9780875804934 (cloth) 9781609091835 (e-book)

[Published in The Salisbury Review, June 2017]

I feel obliged to begin this review with an admission. I first met Paul Gottfried in May 2006, at the inaugural meeting in Bodrum of the Property and Freedom […]

NH Rep. Phinney switches to Libertarian Party

 

For immediate release June 27, 2017

New Hampshire Rep. Brandon Phinney switches to Libertarian Party Brandon Phinney, Libertarian state representative in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. — Rep. Brandon Phinney (Strafford 24), formerly a member of the Republican Party, announced today on the State House steps he is changing his party affiliation to Libertarian.

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The General Election: Authoritarian Hag v Fenian Scumbag

 

The General Election: Authoritarian Hag v Fenian Scumbag by Sean Gabb 26th May 2017

For the avoidance of doubt, I still intend to vote Conservative in this dreadful election. And, if Labour seems to be catching up in the opinion polls, so, I suspect, will enough people to give the Conservatives a decent […]

How you can help accelerate our growth

 

All over the country, from Utah to Nebraska, and from Iowa to New Hampshire, liberty-minded legislators are joining their true political home, the Libertarian Party.

 

Our bold vision for empowering people by bringing down government barriers appeals to principled legislators from all parts of the traditional political spectrum.

 

Yesterday, we […]

In Limited Praise of Charlie Elphicke

In Limited Praise of Charlie Elphicke by Sean Gabb 20th May 2017 Last Sunday, my daughter assisting, I delivered about three hundred leaflets in North Deal for Charlie Elphicke, my Conservative candidate in the General Election. This was the first time in thirty years I had lifted a finger for the Conservative Party. I […]

Military personnel vital to Libertarian Party, Carla Howell moves on, candidates rattling cages, and more

 

News from the Libertarian Party:

Thanks to Carla Howell for her service as National LP Political Director Libertarian Gary St. Fleur rattling cages in Scranton mayoral race Salon magazine interviews Libertarian Party chair on the war on drugs Greg Creswell running in first-ever LP Michigan primary Michelle Darnell running in special election for […]

preserving our history

 

 

As you may know from previous emails, the national party is working on preserving our party’s history.

 

This includes archiving and preserving printed materials, digital materials, and more.

 

Our Historical Preservation Committee needs just $10,000 to fund their work this year. As of right now, we are about $1,400 […]

Leadership tips for county and state affiliate leaders

You are invited to a special conference call on Leadership Tips for County and State Affiliate Leaders featuring Pat Dixon

Monday, July 10

 

6 PM Pacific

7 PM Mountain

8 PM Central

9 PM Eastern

 

Pat Dixon has served as chair of the Travis County Libertarian Party (Austin, TX), […]

What will your Independence Day resolution be?

 

 

Over 200 years ago, our founders had the audacity to take on the most powerful bully on the planet: King George.

 

And, despite incredible odds, they won.

 

But, sadly, our liberties are still at risk, every day.

 

Today, we continue to denounce oppressive taxes, intrusive government, interventionist foreign […]

European Ingrates!

 

European Ingrates D.J. Webb

NB – This essay does not constitute an endorsement or condemnation by the Libertarian Alliance of any candidate in the present General Election. SIG

I wrote on this topic recently, but have more to say as the topic is fast-moving. Do Europeans owe anything to Britain? That’s […]

Regarding my new position on the Bob White for Florida Governor campaign team

Many of you could be very surprised that I decided to accept the position of Campaign Manager for the Bob White for Florida Governor campaign. I wanted to send out an email explaining my actions and why YOU should support Bob in his run for governor.

After the 2016 election I made a decision to […]

Alex Snitker on Political Connections regarding the 2017 Florida Legislative Session

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A lack of choice is unfair

 

The last week of June was important in many ways for advocates of school choice. At the federal level, the US Supreme Court, according to Qartz, “made rulings on two cases in Missouri and Colorado that, while concerning small issues within specific school districts, likely have massive ramifications on the country’s entire […]

Libertarians condemn government persecution of Bitcoin exchange vendor

 

For immediate release June 6, 2017

Libertarian Party condemns government persecution of Bitcoin exchange vendor

First they came for those who traded Liberty Dollars, and I said nothing— because I had no Liberty Dollars. Then they came for Bitcoin exchange vendors, and I said nothing— because I had no bitcoins. Then they came […]

Thoughts on a Dull General Election

 

A Few Words on the General Election by Sean Gabb (29th April 2017)

Unless I fall under a bus before polling day, this will be the tenth General Election in which I have voted. It may be long-term electoral fatigue that leaves me so unexcited by and uninterested in the process. Or it […]

Alex Snitker: My Latest Article is in Sunshine State News

http://www.sunshinestatenews.com/story/special-session-produced-corporate-welfare-lite

Special Session Produced Corporate Welfare Lite As far as I know, light beer is still beer. It may be watered down, but it is still beer.

The special session wrapped up Friday afternoon and we now have a new economic incentive program called the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. This new program will be […]

Want more press coverage for Libertarians?

 

 

Last week, Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark was interviewed on two of Glenn Beck’s programs.

 

Here is a clip from the TV interview.

 

Do you want to see more interviews like this?

 

Do you want to see Libertarian Party spokesmen on major news outlets on a regular basis?

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some of our most important work

 

 

Ballot access is one of the most critical functions of the national party.

 

Libertarians and Libertarian candidates across America benefit when we can say that EVERY American voter has the opportunity to vote Libertarian.

 

 

50 state ballot access is much more powerful than 49 state ballot access. […]

Conference call featuring the national Chairman

You are invited to a special conference call on The LP’s Plans for 2018 & Beyond featuring Libertarian Party Chairman Nicholas Sarwark

Monday, June 26

 

6 PM Pacific

7 PM Mountain

8 PM Central

9 PM Eastern

 

TO RSVP click here, fill out the form, and we’ll send you the call-in […]

FREE lapel pin offer!

 

This month, when you renew your membership, we’ll send you one of our new lapel pins as a token of our appreciation.

 

These lapel pins feature our new logo, the torch of liberty, and have been very popular.

 

If you’ll renew your membership through this link, we’ll mail you one […]

Celebrating a legislative success

 

HB436 has been signed by Gov. Sununu

Liberty Lobby LLC recently reported our biggest victory in the 2017 Session came with the passage of HB436 (Exempting persons using virtual currency from registering as money transmitters). HB436 was introduced in response to the to the Commission to Study Cryptocurrency Regulation which decided to […]

Free The People: Don’t Let Fear Part You From Your Beer

 

Here is your weekly recap of all things liberty:

An unlikely viral star in London reminds us that part of defeating terrorism is not letting the bastards change how we act. Import restrictions are making it harder to rock out.

It’s hard not to wonder at the sheer illogic of many of America’s […]

Second Circuit Court upholds Ulbricht’s double life sentence

 

 

Nearly two years ago Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to 2 life sentences plus 40 years in prison for his role in creating and operating the Silk Road online market. This sentence, and indeed the entire conviction, was appealed based on suppressed evidence and the existence of corrupt federal agents working on the […]

Libertarian in mix in Montana special election, LP Chair on Glenn Beck, and more

 

News from the Libertarian Party:

Montana race shows Libertarian votes can no longer be ignored Glenn Beck TV & radio interviews of LNC chair available online Spots still available at Libertarian State Leadership Alliance conference in N.H. this Sunday Libertarian candidate Casey Carlisle on Todd Herman Show California Libertarian interviewed on local television […]