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Washington Times: Libertarians welcome refugees from GOP and Democratic parties

"'We are friends of refugees — those fleeing war torn countries, those fleeing desperate poverty, and also those fleeing despotic candidates such as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. We welcome former Republicans and Democrats who value liberty and justice for all to find a new home in the Libertarian Party,' the organization notes in a public outreach which underscores media claims that angry voters now seek a third party alternative."

The case for electoral politics

By Justin Raimondo

This abridged version of a Nov. 3, 2014, column by Justin Raimondo was reprinted with permission from in the June 2015 issue of LP News (page 11). It applies to all Libertarian issues, not just war.

Why participate in electoral politics?

Huffington Post on Gov. Gary Johnson presidential campaign

Huffington Post Hill editor wrote:

"If you're a Republican who can't stand to vote for Donald Trump, Gary Johnson might be your guy."

"...The way Johnson sees it, there's a "vast middle" of the electorate that would be drawn to his socially liberal, economically conservative platform and turned off by the polarizing figures that are likely to secure the two main parties' nominations."

Reason and Richmond Times: The GOP's Libertarian Party Option

​A column that originally appeared in the Richmond Times-Dispatch and posted at made the case for why the Libertarian Party is ​the anti-Trump ​alternative for Republicans​​​.​

"So revolting do many Republicans find the prospect of having Donald Trump as their nominee that three in 10 say they would not vote for him in November, and some are now speaking openly about leaving the GOP for a third party. An exodus like that could wreck the GOP. But it might be wrecked already. And at least those leaving could look themselves in the mirror...

Virginia LP convention covered on CBS 6 TV

CBS 6 TV news covered the LPVA state convention held in Richmond on March 5, which included a statement by outgoing state chair Bill Redpath. 

“The Libertarian party is the third largest political party in the United States,” said Redpath. “It’s the combination of conservative positions on economic issues and liberal positions on social issues, but there is one core theme: We want to minimize the use of government coercion in society; we want to allow people to live their lives as they choose."

Libertarian Presidential Candidates Debate Tonight 9pm ET, Monday March 7

RALEIGH (March 4) – The Libertarian Party of North Carolina is partnering with the North Carolina Channel, a new service of UNC-TV, to broadcast the only presidential debate to be held in North Carolina.

Good News! Libertarian debate on TV, moderated by Stossel

Dear Libertarian,

LNC chair interviewed on ABC TV affiliate in Mississippi

Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark spoke about the party's agenda, the national convention in Orlando, foreign policy and more with host David Elliot on ABC affiliate WLOX TV News.

Watch the 8+ minute interview here:

Watch the Libertarian Party debate tonight. Saturday Feb. 27 at 7pm CT

Watch Libertarian Party candidates for president debate live at 7:00 PM CT this evening, Saturday, February 27 at the joint Mississippi-Alabama state convention.

Click here to watch.

LP at Students For Liberty conference this weekend

ImageThe Libertarian Party will be participating at the Students For Liberty conference, being held this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel, 2660 Woodley Rd, Washington, DC 20008.

The Libertarian Party will have a booth at the event, and LP Political Director Carla Howell and LNC regional representative Dr. Jim Lark will be speaking.


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