Libertarians: The Secret Strength of the Immigration Reform Movement

Campus Progress, a "national organization that works with and for young people to promote progressive solutions to key political and social challenges," has published an online report about libertarian feelings about immigration.

Steal My Platform - Please!

We have many fine Libertarian candidates running for office this year, including about 17 for U.S. Senate, and 170 for U.S. House of Representatives.  Many of you already have websites; others are still developing them.  Mine is up and running now, and I'd like to offer it as a resource for other candidates. Go to my Issues menu, and check out the ten Issue Statements you'll find listed there.

Something useful any Libertarian can do

In an inexplicable, but rare, bout of integrity, the New Jersey legislature years ago passed a pair of “Open Government” laws, applicable to municipal and similar government bodies.


The Open Public Meetings Act, passed in 1975, stipulated standards for public access to meetings – when closed meetings could be held, what needed to be recorded during those deliberations, etc.

Eminent domain abuse continues

Five years after the infamous Kelo v. New London decision, private property owners continue to suffer from eminent domain abuse. Fox 17 reports in Michigan:

The building at 38 Front Street doesn't look like a whole lot from the outside, but it's worth millions of dollars. It's a piece of prime real estate on the river. Leaders with Grand Valley State University are determined to make it the home of one of their fastest growing departments, the Seidman College of Business.

LP Monday Message: Help us help New York

June 28, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The Libertarian Party of New York needs our help getting its candidates on the ballot this year.

Please make a generous donation today.

The New York LP needs 15,000 valid signatures in a petition drive starting July 6 and ending August 17. That's just 6 weeks.

"Why I'm Running" article on

My campaign for U.S. Senate is picking up steam!  I've already got interviews lined up for next month with two of Tucson's six TV stations, and I'm starting to get calls from newspapers.  I've written an article on "Why I'm Running" that was published at (not owned by me) and in less than three hours it's reached #6 on their "most read" list, with 38 "thumbs up" from readers.

Libertarian candidate Mark Hinkle's election results

Mark Hinkle, national chairman of the Libertarian Party, is a candidate in a special election to fill a vacancy in the California State Senate. The election was yesterday, and the San Jose Mercury News reports:

Runoff appears likely in 15th District Senate race

The race for the seat of former Sen. Abel Maldonado appears headed to an August runoff, prolonging what has been a costly and often fierce battle between Republican Sam Blakeslee and Democrat John Laird.

Facebook page and website for my U.S. Senate campaign

I now have a Facebook page for my U.S. Senate campaign:!/group.php?gid=117896281588894&ref=mf

If you have a Facebook account, you can sign up to receive campaign news as it happens, along with the usual puff-stuff that all campaigns put out.  Sign up now, and click the "Share" button to share it with all your FB friends!

LP Monday Message: fun poll, serious issues

June 21, 2010

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Before getting to more serious issues, I'm asking you to take another quick poll on slogans. We picked the top two from our primary poll, and added a new third choice. (Two choices on the ballot just aren't enough!)

Florida Libertarian candidates get on ballot

from the Libertarian Party of Florida:


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