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Two bottles of e-liquid used in vaping devices. Photo courtesy: Black Hills Vapors

Libertarians, vaping industry condemn Trump vaping ban

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Libertarian Party officials joined vaping industry members in criticizing President Donald Trump’s plans to recommend a ban on the sale of flavored vaping products, a decision he announced Wednesday morning. Flavored vaping liquids — known colloquially as “e-liquids” — have come under attack from critics citing concerns that underage consumers could be […]

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What do Libertarians think of Trump’s vaping regulation?

Yesterday from the Oval Office, Donald Trump and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced a national ban on flavored e-cigarette products. The intention of the ban is to curb underage vaping of nicotine; however, underage vaping is already illegal. Libertarians know that individuals own their bodies and a ban on vaping is an egregious […]

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President Donald Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi agree!

There aren’t many things that can unite Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi, but if it’s reaching their hands into your wallet, then they see eye-to-eye. On July 23, Donald Trump tweeted that a deal was reached to add $2 trillion to the national debt. As you know, the national debt has already surpassed $22,000,000,000,000. Thomas, […]

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Justin Amash on Twitter — May 19, 2019

LNC chair agrees with Rep. Justin Amash on Trump criticism

The recent highly publicized criticism of President Donald Trump by Rep. Justin Amash received support from Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark in a May 19 interview with Salon. Sarwark also weighed in on the possibility that Rep. Amash could seek the Libertarian Party nomination for the 2020 presidential race. Nicholas Sarwark, the chairman of […]

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American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world. Our foreign policy should emphasize defense against attack from abroad and enhance the likelihood of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements. We would end the current U.S. government policy of foreign intervention, including military and economic aid.

Congress must override Trump’s veto of Yemeni withdrawal

The United States has a long history of intervention in foreign conflicts, waging war and dropping bombs in countries where American interests are not at stake — and taking innocent lives in the process. The civil war in Yemen is fueled by aggression from Saudi Arabia that has been particularly brutal, with an estimated 50,000 […]

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The world we seek to build is one where individuals are free to follow their own dreams in their own ways, without interference from government or any authoritarian power.

Trump’s only ‘national emergency’ is keeping his base happy

On the afternoon of Feb. 14, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on the floor of the Senate that President Donald Trump plans to sign the bipartisan bill that will keep the federal government open and simultaneously declare a “national emergency” giving him the power to begin border wall construction using funds that had […]

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Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders.

Trump will now keep detained immigrant families in the same cages

For the last month, the Department of Homeland Security has been separating captured immigrant children from their families at the border. They’ve been housing the children in cages at an abandoned Walmart and other facilities, and holding their parents in cages elsewhere. The public revulsion to this policy of families being forcibly separated led President […]

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If a Libertarian lived here

Trump withdrawal from Iran nuclear agreement could lead to war

President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by President Barack Obama, as well as establish trade sanctions. He did so despite receiving unanimous advice to remain part of the agreement from the other signatories to the deal: Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, and […]

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If you don't rein in government, who will?

Trump is the opposite of a Libertarian

During the 2016 presidential campaign, some libertarian-leaning voters wanted to give Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt. As a candidate, Trump talked about drastic reductions in spending and taxation, along with “draining the swamp” of its career politicians. He said he wanted to reduce spending for defense of other countries and wars of foreign […]

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We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade.

Trade wars and Trump’s tariffs harm everybody

President Donald Trump has announced tariffs on solar panels, washing machines, steel, and aluminum. Shortly after announcing his tariffs, Trump tweeted that “Trade wars are good, and easy to win.” The opposite is true. Trade wars are harmful across the board, and the cost of these tariffs will be paid in higher prices, lost jobs, […]

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Saudia Arabian King Salman, Melania Trump, and President Donald Trump.

Trump’s hypocritical reversal on Saudi Arabia

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Saudi Arabian King Salman, Melania Trump, and President Donald Trump. During the 2016 presidential campaign, candidate Donald Trump posted on Facebook: “Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays. Hillary must return all […]

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[W]e favor the repeal of all laws creating 'crimes' without victims, such as the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes.

Trump’s war on opioids will be a disastrous, expensive failure

On Oct. 26, President Donald Trump declared opioid abuse a public health emergency and promised to redirect federal resources to the problem. In his speech announcing yet another war on drugs, Trump told a story about his brother Fred’s addiction to a completely legal substance: alcohol. We all know how disastrous alcohol prohibition was in […]

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Recognizing the increasing evidence of widespread inappropriate use of force by law enforcement, I am committed to listening and then doing what I can to end police misconduct. I am also committed to ending the drug war, qualified immunity, no-knock warrants, and other misguided policies which create the setting conducive to much of this violence

Dr. Jo Jorgensen
Libertarian Candidate for President

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