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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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Libertarian Bill Hunt for Rhode Island state representative

Important special election for Libertarian Bill Hunt in RI

Fellow Libertarians, My name is Jeff Lyons, and I am the Region 8 (Northeast) representative to the Libertarian National Committee and a lifetime member of the Libertarian Party. I am writing today to tell you about my friend Billy Hunt, who is again running for a state representative seat from Rhode Island’s 68th District, this […]

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The Libertarian Party's 2019 State of the Union Address

The Libertarian Party’s 2019 State of the Union Address

Delivered by Jeff Hewitt, Elected Libertarian Board of Supervisors, Riverside County, Calif. The Constitution requires that the president “shall from time to time give to Congress information of the State of the Union.” This is one of the simplest and least controversial provisions in the document. But surprise! Republicans and Democrats struggle to agree even […]

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2020 Libertarian National Convention in Austin, Texas

Convention theme contest update

Dear Libertarian, The pre-season (theme submission phase) of our 2020 Pay-to-Play Libertarian National Convention Theme Contest has come to a close with 63 submissions, resulting in 58 unique themes, and more than $1,949 raised toward convention expenses so far. Starting Feb. 1, you can support your favorite theme(s) by voting with your dollars. This “regular […]

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[W]e favor the repeal of all laws creating 'crimes' without victims, such as gambling, the use of drugs for medicinal or recreational purposes, and consensual transactions involving sexual services.

Patients should remain free to choose kratom

The herbal supplement known as kratom has become a popular over-the-counter alternative treatment for chronic pain. Some people also claim it’s effective at alleviating symptoms of coughing, diarrhea, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress. Although the Food and Drug Administration has claimed to link kratom to a few dozen overdose deaths, the National Institute on […]

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Don't Punish Pain Rally — Jan. 29, 2019

Libertarians support patients who need access to pain relief

It’s more difficult than ever for patients suffering chronic pain to obtain the relief they need, thanks to harsh government crackdowns on the availability of prescription painkillers. Instead of helping real addicts overcome habitual drug abuse, these draconian policies target doctors, pharmacists, and the suffering patients who rely on pain management to allow them a […]

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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.

Libertarians condemn potential ‘state of emergency’ power grab

Libertarian Party vows support for political and legal efforts to stop any dangerous concentration of executive authority At a Jan. 25 press conference, President Donald Trump announced he had agreed to a deal that would temporarily end the partial shutdown of the federal government until Feb. 15, and suggested that if there were still no […]

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Jeffrey Hewitt portrait standing in dark suit and red tie in front of American flag (color photo)

Libertarian Party’s 2019 State of the Union Address

Republicans and Democrats have engaged in an extended form of political theater these past few weeks, partially shutting down the government and using the lives of immigrants as bargaining chips over funding for a border wall. President Donald Trump’s forthcoming State of the Union address, wherever it is held, is expected to address this and […]

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2020 Libertarian National Convention in Austin, Texas

2020 Pay-to-Play Libertarian National Convention Theme Contest

We look forward to seeing all of you in Austin for the 2020 National Libertarian Convention, which will be our biggest and most exciting ever. With this email we are launching the first phase of our 2020 Pay-to-Play Libertarian National Convention Theme Contest. In the first round (pre-season), a donation of at least $20 allows […]

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Libertarians clean the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6, 2019.

Libertarians organize trash cleanups of national parks

CONTACT: Jess Mears, Membership Manager: jess.mears@lp.org or (202) 750-0892 To show their commitment to voluntarism, members of the Libertarian Party organized a trash cleanup of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6. National parks have been largely neglected because of the partial federal government shutdown, leading to widespread media coverage. Forty volunteers helped […]

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