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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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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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Nebraska libertarian legislator chosen to head judicial committee

Laura Ebke, a legislator from Nebraska who switched to the Libertarian Party last year, was chosen to head the judicial committee on January 4, the opening day of the state assembly. “In a legislative body dominated about two to one by Republicans, elected on a non-partisan ballot, I’m honored to have been elected to Chair the Judiciary […]

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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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Reason Magazine: Thank You, Gary Johnson, for Being the Best Thing in 2016!

From Nick Gillespie of Reason Magazine on January 3: Before we completely flush 2016 down the memory hole, let us pause to remember Gary Johnson, the former two-term governor of New Mexico who generated a record number of votes as the Libertarian Party’s candidate for president. If there was anything good that happened in 2016—a […]

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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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