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Libertarian Party accuses Senate subcommittee of aiding child sex traffickers

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) “Politicians love to grandstand ‘for the children,’ even when their policies destroy children’s lives,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian Party, in response to a US Senate subcommittee’s dragging representatives of Backpage.com, a classified advertising website, into a hearing. On January 10, the senators succeeded in forcing Backpage to shut […]

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LNC Vice Chair: Not protesting Trump – yet

Commentary from Arvin Vohra, Vice Chair of the LNC: This Saturday, I will not be attending the protest march on Washington, although I live only a few minutes away from that location. This march suggests that Donald J. Trump’s inappropriateness is somehow worse than the government abuses under Barack Obama and George W. Bush. I […]

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LP to GOP lawmakers: End Obamacare’s individual mandate NOW

Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian Party, released the following statement today: If the GOP is to actually keep its promise to repeal Obamacare, it needs to immediately end the law’s mandate to buy medical insurance, and immediately end any associated tax penalties. Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan proposes voting for repeal today but not ending the mandate for three years, […]

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US Spy Chief Presents Third-Party Debates as Proof RT Is Anti-US

From the Antiwar.com blog on January 6: The Office of the Director of National Intelligence’s latest report on the alleged ‘election hacking’ by Russia includes a substantial section focused around the idea that Russian government-funded channel RT is overtly anti-American. This is a common enough accusation, but when set out in a multi-page report format, […]

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LP warns: Cut Sessions short

The Libertarian Party warns U.S. senators to quickly reject the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for the position of attorney general. “Jeff Sessions is preposterously unfit for the highest law-enforcement position in the land,” said Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee. “For one, he’s an unyielding Drug Warrior in a war that the […]

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Bloomberg News: Libertarian Challenge to Contribution Limits Advances

From Bloomberg News on January 5: “A constitutional challenge to restrictions on campaign contributions to a political party has been given a go-ahead by a federal judge in Washington, D.C. ( Libertarian Nat’l Comm. v. Federal Election Commission, D.D.C., No. 16-cv-121, memorandum opinion 1/3/17).The Libertarian Party’s national committee challenged restrictions imposed by Congress in 2014 […]

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Bacon’s Rebellion: 2016 a big year for the Libertarian Party

From Jim Bacon, author of the blog Bacon’s Rebellion:   Unless you read the LP News, you probably didn’t realize that 2016 was a record-breaking year for the Libertarian Party. The national news media tuned out Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson after he suffered his “Aleppo moment,” and his poll numbers fell in the last weeks […]

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2017 dates of interest to libertarians

Below is a list of dates in 2017 of interest to libertarians, provided by Libertarian National Committee regional representative Dr. James Lark. January: 6:  Pres. Franklin Roosevelt delivers his “Four Freedoms” speech (1941) 16:  Ratification of the 18th Amendment (1919).  Martin Luther King Day observed. 17:  Prohibition takes effect (1920).  U.S. citizens prohibited from owning […]

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