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All persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor. We call for the repeal of the income tax, the abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal programs and services not required under the U.S. Constitution.

The Supreme Court just increased your cost of living

The price of that custom one-of-kind handmade Canadian maple end table that you can get on Etsy for $229 just increased between $4 and $22, depending on where you live. The U.S. Supreme Court just ruled that online merchants must charge the applicable sales tax wherever merchandise is sold, regardless of whether the merchant has […]

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Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders.

Trump will now keep detained immigrant families in the same cages

For the last month, the Department of Homeland Security has been separating captured immigrant children from their families at the border. They’ve been housing the children in cages at an abandoned Walmart and other facilities, and holding their parents in cages elsewhere. The public revulsion to this policy of families being forcibly separated led President […]

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Libertarian Party Platform

Take the 2018 Platform Committee survey

Fellow Libertarians, Prior to each Libertarian National Convention, a Platform Committee is established to consider and recommend proposed amendments to the Party Platform. This survey contains our draft proposals to gain your feedback both positive and negative. The Platform Committee reports not to the Libertarian National Committee but directly to all of you, and we’ve […]

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Libertarians advocate individual privacy and government transparency. We are committed to ending government’s practice of spying on everyone.

Apple is making it harder for government to invade privacy

The largest computer company in the world, Apple, is about to make it more difficult for government agents to unreasonably search or seize your person, papers, home, and effects. Apple’s newest iPhone software update will prevent transfer of data from the phone’s charging and data port one hour after the phone is locked. This will […]

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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.

Blockchain Committee invites LP member input

Hi all, Recently the Libertarian National Committee created an ad hoc Blockchain Committee to explore the potential benefits that blockchain and distributed ledger technology may provide to the Libertarian Party. Blockchain technology has been made most famous by bitcoin, but there are a host of other potential uses. The goals of the committee are to […]

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Libertarian Party of California

6 Libertarian candidates advance to CA general election

Six Libertarians advanced to the November general election in California’s top two primary on June 5. Under California’s top-two primary system, candidates of all parties are listed on one ballot. Voters can vote for a candidate of any party in each race, and are not constrained to voting for only one party for all races. […]

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Libertarians embrace the concept that all people are born with certain inherent rights. We reject the idea that a natural right can ever impose an obligation upon others to fulfill that “right.” We condemn bigotry as irrational and repugnant. Government should neither deny nor abridge any individual’s human right based upon sex, wealth, ethnicity, creed, age, national origin, personal habits, political preference or sexual orientation. Members of private organizations retain their rights to set whatever standards of association they deem appropriate, and individuals are free to respond with ostracism, boycotts and other free-market solutions.

Supreme Court decides very little in gay wedding cake case

Should religious bakers be forced to bake cakes for gay weddings? The U.S. Supreme Court has finally ruled on a case that’s been winding through the judicial system since 2012. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado, representing a 7-2 decision that rules in favor of the cake shop’s owner […]

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Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee, files his candidacy for mayor of Phoenix

Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark runs for mayor of Phoenix

Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee, files his candidacy for mayor of Phoenix. Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee, is officially a candidate for mayor of Phoenix, Ariz. When Sarwark filed for the office, he quoted Irish poet John Anster’s interpretation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe: “Whatever you can do, or […]

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Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Feds lose and abuse massive numbers of immigrant children

Hopelessly complex immigration laws make it nearly impossible for people seeking a better life to live and work legally in the United States, and deprive our country of the economic expansion that immigrants bring. As several recently publicized cases demonstrate, these draconian immigration restrictions also lead to widespread negligence and abuse within the enforcement system, […]

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American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world.

A missed opportunity for Korean peace

North Korea and South Korea have technically been at war since 1950. The recent historic meeting of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the demilitarized zone provides ample evidence that both North Korea and South Korea want peace. The scheduled summit between Kim and President Donald Trump in Singapore […]

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