Author Archive | Bob Johnston

The South Central Libertarians, affiliated with the Libertarian Party of Illinois, participated in the Mt. Vernon Fall Festival parade.

Illinois Libertarian candidates at Mt. Vernon Fall Festival

The South Central Libertarians, affiliated with the Libertarian Party of Illinois, participated in the Mt. Vernon Fall Festival parade. Libertarian candidates for office in Illinois shared their views on privatizing government services, reining in budgets, reducing taxes, legalizing marijuana, and more in an article published by Heartland Newsfeed: Three candidates running for the Libertarian Party […]

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Stop Top Two

CA shift to March primary may doom ‘top-two’ system

Since the passage of California’s “top-two” elections law in 2010, all candidates other than president have been listed on the same primary ballot, with only the top two of those names for each position going on to the general election. This has the effect of prohibiting a wide range of candidates from ever appearing on […]

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We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade.

Brief Jones Act waiver isn’t enough to help Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is struggling to regain its footing after a disastrous hurricane, but it’s expensive to ship necessary supplies thanks in large part to the Jones Act, a piece of protectionist legislation left over from nearly a century ago that prohibits foreign ships from carrying cargo from one U.S. port to another and keeps shipping […]

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Brandon Reiser

Libertarian Brandon Reiser challenges Rep. Rohrabacher’s CA congressional seat

Brandon Reiser Voters in California’s 48th congressional district are dissatisfied with the political status quo, and their split loyalties provide an opportunity for Brandon Reiser, a 2018 Libertarian Party candidate for the 48th U.S. House seat long held by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher. A recent Orange County Register article explained Reiser’s strategy: Brandon Reiser may be […]

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LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark on John Stossel's Constitution Day video

LNC chair on Stossel: The best part of the Constitution

What’s your favorite part of the Constitution? In a new video for Reason to commemorate Constitution Day on Sunday, Sept. 17, libertarian journalist John Stossel surveyed a variety of people to ask what they liked best about the Constitution. Interviews included members of the general public, as well as leaders in the liberty movement, including […]

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Cliff Hyra

Augusta Free Press: Libertarian reaches out to undecideds in Virginia governor race

Cliff Hyra It’s not easy for Libertarian Party candidates to garner campaign publicity when they’re barred from routine candidate events, the Augusta Free Pressau pointed out in a recent article. Virginia’s 2017 gubernatorial Libertarian Party candidate Cliff Hyra wasn’t allowed to participate in Tuesday’s debate between the two major-party candidates. “Cliff Hyra, the Libertarian candidate […]

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Libertarians advocate individual privacy and government transparency. We are committed to ending government’s practice of spying on everyone.

Surveillance law should lapse, argues LNC chair

In an interview with the online news agency Sputnik, Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark argued that Congress should drop its plans to permanently reauthorize a package of amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and instead let the provisions lapse. From the article: The US Libertarian Party (LP) does not want the controversial […]

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We condemn the use of force against the innocent.

LNC vice chair explains how government normalizes violence

LNC vice chair Arvin Vohra discussed the normalization of violence in America in a recent interview with RT: The normalization of violence is occurring because even at the government level there are numerous examples when the state is settling its disputes with violence. That needs to change, says Arvin Vohra, Vice Chair of the Libertarian […]

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