Author Archive | Bob Johnston

Libertarian Party National Headquarters — David F. Nolan Memorial Office

LNC meets odd-year financial obligation to help pay down mortgage on headquarters

This week, the Libertarian National Committee met its Wiener Rule obligation for 2019 to pay down the mortgage on the David Nolan Memorial Office Building. The Wiener Rule, named for former LNC member Dan Wiener, currently requires the LNC to pay at least $20,000 each odd-numbered year towards the mortgage on the headquarters building, so […]

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James Herrold

Lincoln Journal Star endorses Libertarian James Herrold for city council primary

Nebraska Libertarian candidate James Herrold was one of two candidates endorsed for the upcoming Lincoln City Council primary election by the Lincoln Journal Star on March 28, 2019. The Journal Star is the main daily newspaper for Lincoln, Neb., and is the second most widely-read paper in the state. From the Journal Star article, titled […]

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

LNC resolution supports immigration, opposes border wall

The Libertarian National Committee passed the following resolution regarding immigration and the border wall on Feb. 11, 2019, elaborating on longstanding support for property rights, individual freedom, and unhindered immigration in the Libertarian Party platform: WHEREAS, the Libertarian Party believes that the only proper role of law is in the protection of the natural rights […]

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Gallup: Average Percentage of Americans Naming Government as the Most Important Problem Facing the U.S., by Year

AIER: Government is the main problem, say a record number of Americans

A record number of Americans believe that government is the main problem, including significant numbers of both Democrats and Republicans, reports American Institute for Economic Research Editorial Director Jeffrey Tucker in this Feb. 26 article: Think of all the troubles in the world. Climate change. Student debt. Terrorism. Job insecurity. What’s the number one most […]

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Cropped version of Thomas Jefferson's official presidential portrait (by Rembrandt Peale, 1800) - (color painting)

Dates of interest to Libertarians: 2019

  The following is a list of dates of interest to Libertarians in 2019, compiled by Dr. James Lark, Libertarian National Committee regional representative and former LNC chair.   January 6 Pres. Franklin Roosevelt delivers his “Four Freedoms” speech (1941) 10 Thomas Paine’s Common Sense published (1776) 16 Ratification of the 18th Amendment to the […]

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