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Bill of Rights

Libertarians honor the Bill of Rights

Happy birthday to the Bill of Rights! These 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution were ratified by the states on Dec. 15, 1791. The Anti-Federalists insisted that the Constitution must contain an enumeration of protection for some of the most important rights, to help ensure that the federal government didn’t overstep its bounds by violating […]

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Libertarians resolve to support development of Liberland

Liberland is a new republic organized according to libertarian values, on a disputed piece of land about the size of Gibraltar, 2.7 square miles, between Serbia and Croatia. Liberland’s president, Vit Jedlička, was a guest at the quarterly meeting of the Libertarian National Committee on Dec. 1–2. He asked the LNC to approve a resolution […]

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Jeff Hewitt

Jeff Hewitt wins unprecedented Libertarian Party victory in CA

Calimesa mayor elected as new supervisor in Riverside County The provisional and absentee ballots have finally been counted, and Libertarian Jeff Hewitt has been declared the new supervisor-elect for the 5th District of Riverside County, Calif. Hewitt, the former Libertarian mayor of Calimesa, garnered 51.9 percent of the vote. His opponent, Republican former Assemblyman Russ […]

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Private landowners and conservation groups have a vested interest in maintaining natural resources. Governments are unaccountable for damage done to our environment and have a terrible track record when it comes to environmental protection.

Market forces are better than feds at fighting fires

As of this writing, 79 people have perished in California’s Camp Fire. The town of Paradise has been largely incinerated, leaving many in the town of nearly 27,000 people homeless, and 699 people are still reported missing. Fighting other devastating fires earlier in the year left Cal-Fire’s $443 million annual budget nearly depleted before the […]

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LP News, October 2018

October 2018 issue of LP News now online

The October 2018 issue of LP News is now ready to view on our website. We’re busy putting together news from the November election, but in the meantime you can read pre-election coverage of our heroic candidates and their tireless campaigning activities, including coverage of Gov. Gary Johnson’s campaign for U.S. Senate from New Mexico, […]

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2018 Libertarian Election Results

Updated November 2018 Libertarian election results

View the updated Libertarian vote totals* for the Nov. 6, 2018, election: Elected and reelected officials U.S. Senate U.S. House Gubernatorial State legislatures Other statewide offices coming soon. Local offices Watch this space for more races being added over the two or so weeks following the election. View our live-results page, where we continue to […]

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Joseph and Ethan Bishop-Henchman

Gay Libertarian couple outpolls GOP in DC

Joseph Bishop-Henchman and Ethan Bishop-Henchman are married, and they each ran for public office in Washington, D.C., as Libertarian Party candidates. Joseph ran for D.C. attorney general, and although he didn’t win, he received 14,000 votes. Ethan ran for D.C. City Council chair and received even more votes, 17,000. Both of them outpolled the highest […]

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Jeff Sessions

The good and bad of Jeff Sessions getting fired

On Nov. 7, President Donald Trump demanded the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, effectively firing him from the position. Sessions had a dismal and destructive track record of supporting prohibitionist policies, draconian border controls and inhumane enforcement tactics, and authoritarian brutality in law enforcement. It’s good that he’s gone. Sessions will be replaced, […]

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Politics in America: Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians

Libertarian candidates move Republicans and Democrats in a Libertarian direction

Opposition in an election affects far more than just vote totals. Candidates react to each other and their messaging changes to capture voter interest. Over and over, electoral races that include a strong Libertarian campaign have proven to move the rhetoric of both Democratic and Republican candidates in a more Libertarian direction. As Republicans worry […]

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2018 Libertarian Election Results

Libertarians win local races, achieve ballot access, prevail on initiatives

The Nov. 6 election brought several significant victories for the Libertarian Party, including winning local races for public office in Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Tennessee. Even in some states without a winning candidate, Libertarian vote totals were high enough to secure the party’s ballot access for future elections in Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma, Wyoming, […]

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