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Apr 2015

Republican state representative Drew Springer of Muenster, Texas has filed HB 464, a bill to require minor party nominees to pay filing fees.

Libertarian National Committee executive director Wes Benedict commented, "Republican Drew Springer's bill is a poll tax on minor parties, including the Libertarian Party. It's an injustice, and it's unconstitutional."

The bill would require all minor party nominees to pay fees to be allowed to appear on the November election ballot. The fees range as high as $5,000, depending on the office.

Apr 2015

Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark released the following statement today:

"Mere words are insufficient to describe my outrage over the murder of Walter Scott by a man in a police uniform.

“A man was pulled over for an alleged traffic infraction and ended up dead on the ground, shot at eight times from the back as he fled.

Mar 2015
Urges Americans: Let’s Get This Passed!

The Libertarian Party endorses the Surveillance State Repeal Act (H.R. 1466) introduced by Rep Mark Pocan (D-WI), which would substantially scale back the surveillance apparatus of the U.S. government.

Nicholas Sarwark, LP Chair said, “The Surveillance State Repeal Act would dramatically improve the privacy of Americans’ personal and business communications and restore substantial Fourth Amendment rights now routinely violated by the U.S. government.”

Mar 2015

Senators Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Mike Lee (R., Utah)– lauded among Republican politicians as two of their more “fiscally conservative” members – proposed numerous changes to the federal income tax for which most working taxpayers would see little if any benefit.

Jan 2015
Click here to view the Libertarian Party response to President Barack Obama's 2015 State of the Union address

 

Dec 2014

Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas J. Sarwark released the following statement today:

"The CIA’s practice of torture confirmed by the Senate Intelligence Report released on December 9 shows the agency engaged in reprehensible and illegal behaviors that were, in effect, war crimes.

"The CIA and politicians redacted the bulk of the government’s report, which remains withheld from public view. One can only speculate as to the additional horrors that lie within the rest of the report, given the gravity of what was revealed.

Dec 2014

It’s a government slowdown, not a shutdown.

If you read this Libertarian news release, yet continue to use the term “government shutdown” in news reports, then you’re willfully deceiving the American people.

News media commonly warns that a “government shutdown” will result if there’s a breakdown in funding negotiations between Democratic and Republican politicians. But there is no pending “government shutdown.”

Nor has there ever been anything close to a “government shutdown” in modern American history.

Poll

Which politicians do you consider to be Big Government?
Those who vote to sustain or expand Big Government regularly.
3%
The above - plus those who talk about liberty but vote to sustain or expand Big Government regularly.
3%
All above - plus those who never vote for more government but vote to sustain today's Big Government.
4%
All above - plus those who work to shrink govt. in a few areas but vote for higher spending and more govt. in other areas.
2%
All above - plus those who endorse Big Government politicians (who expand government).
5%
All above - plus those who never vote to expand or sustain govt., never endorse Big Govt., but do nothing to shrink it.
8%
Politicians are Big Govt. unless they are working to shrink it – while never voting to expand it and never endorsing Big Govt.
75%
Total votes: 1307

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