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Extradition protests in Hong Kong on June 16, 2019

Liberty rising around the world!

A bill that would have allowed the extradition of accused criminals from Hong Kong to China was shelved after mass protests across the self-ruling city. Estimates say up to 2 million citizens joined in the June 16 protests, which ultimately forced the government’s hand in scuttling the bill and its threat to civil liberties in […]

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Laura Ebke

From state Senator Laura Ebke

Dear Libertarian, A few weeks ago, I celebrated my third anniversary of becoming a big-L Libertarian! In the three years since my conversion, a lot has happened. I’ve been invited to speak at something like 12 state Libertarian Party conventions; I was invited to say a few words at the Libertarian National Convention gala in […]

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U.S. Supreme Court

2019.06.17 Supreme Court Summary

Libertarian breakdown of June 17 in the Supreme Court In the final two weeks of its current term, the U.S. Supreme Court will be issuing many important rulings. On June 17, five decisions were handed down. Here is a broad overview of these decisions from a Libertarian perspective. Manhattan Community Access Corp. v. Halleck The […]

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Maj Toure explains meaning of Juneteenth celebration

Libertarian Party celebrates Juneteenth, self-ownership

On June 19, 1865, in Galveston, Texas, General Gordon Granger issued the following order: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and […]

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Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.

Libertarians: Abortion is a matter for individual conscience, not public decree

Alabama is the most recent state to pass newly restrictive anti-abortion laws in 2019, following Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio. Abortion remains legal at the federal level, so it is likely that as the new state laws are challenged, one or more cases will eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court as a challenge to the […]

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Make freedom your single issue.

American voters don’t trust federal government

The purpose of government, according to the Declaration of Independence, is to secure the rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Actual government agencies, however, are often destructive of these ends. Public choice economics shows that government officials are just as self-interested as anyone else, that their work in the public sector tends […]

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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.

Libertarians celebrate dropping incarceration rate, advocate greater reform

The Department of Justice announced Thursday that the number of people incarcerated in the United States dropped 10 percent over the last 10 years. Libertarian Party Executive Director Dan Fishman commented: I’m very proud to think that the Libertarian Party’s constant advocacy for the legalization of cannabis, shining a light on policing for profit, and […]

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2020 Presidential Ballot Access - Dec. 17, 2019

Republican shenanigans

Dear Libertarian, A couple of months ago, the Arkansas state legislature pulled some shenanigans and rapidly pushed through an “emergency bill” to make it nearly three times harder for us to get ballot access there. Why? Because Republicans are scared to compete with us. But we are not deterred! We have a long and proud […]

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