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Neal Dikeman for U.S. Senate

Dikeman releases full text of Beto for Texas and CNN FEC complaint; announces press conference in McAllen, TX, on separate issue

HOUSTON — Today on www.NealDikeman.com the Neal Dikeman for Senate campaign released the full text of the previously reported complaint to the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) against CNN, a division of Turner Broadcasting, and Beto for Texas, the principal campaign committee of the Democratic Nominee for US Senate in Texas. If enforced at the fair […]

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We support full freedom of expression and oppose government censorship, regulation or control of communications media and technology.

Independent media gets Zucked

Facebook purged more than 800 pages and accounts on Oct. 11, including pages that posted antiwar and libertarian content, on both the left and right. Their common denominator was that each of them held an independent viewpoint. Watchdog groups like Cop Block and Police the Police were tossed down the memory hole. So were the […]

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Lucy Brenton is running as the Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Indiana. On Oct. 8, 2018, the Indiana Debate Commission staged a debate between Brenton and her Democratic and Republican opponents, airing on cable network C-SPAN2.

Libertarian candidates are great in debates, so opponents collude to exclude them

On Oct. 8, the Indiana Debate Commission staged a debate between candidates on the ballot for senator from Indiana, Republican Mike Braun, Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly, and Libertarian Lucy Brenton. Lucy arguably won the debate, and invited people to follow her with the hashtag #ILoveLucy. Even Donnelly said, “I love Lucy too.” This particular debate […]

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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.

Income tax anniversary is another day that will live in infamy

Oct. 3 is the anniversary of the costliest law ever enacted upon American taxpayers. On that day in 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Revenue Act of 1913, the first post–Civil War income tax. Once constitutional objections to an income tax were eliminated by the 16th Amendment, Congress wasted little time in passing one. The […]

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We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade.

USMCA is basically just NAFTA under a new name

On Oct. 1, President Donald Trump announced the negotiation of The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The trade deal was conveniently announced to provide Trump a trade “win” just ahead of the midterm elections, changing the subject from the Supreme Court nomination hearings, but it […]

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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.

SCOTUS circus distracts public from passage of disastrous spending bills

As political news is embroiled in congressional hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual assault allegations made against him, Congress is also busy quietly passing staggering spending bills with bipartisan support. “In front of the cameras, Democrats and Republicans in Congress are distracting us with a he-said-she-said reality show,” said Libertarian National […]

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Stephen Gordon

Remembering Stephen Gordon, champion for liberty

By Shane Cory, former LNC executive director, 2005–2008 On Sept. 5, Stephen Gordon, lifetime member of the Libertarian Party, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 56. Including ballot access petitioners, managers and communications experts, the number of skilled professional Libertarians who make a career out of our shared passion for liberty is a very […]

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LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark in the Phoenix mayoral debate on Sept. 17, 2018

Libertarian voter registration surges, but debates still exclude candidates

Libertarian Party voter registration has surged 92 percent in the last 10 years, according to Ballot Access News. The number of registered Democrats has declined 8 percent over that time, and Republican voter registration is down 5 percent. Democrats and Republicans are also being battered by people leaving their tribes to register as independents, who […]

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Store shelves at a Publix supermarket in Winter Haven, Fla., before Hurricane Irma struck in September 2017. Photo by Andrew Heneen (CC BY 4.0).

Higher prices help prevent empty shelves during natural disasters

Store shelves at a Publix supermarket in Winter Haven, Fla., before Hurricane Irma struck in September 2017.Photo by Andrew Heneen (CC BY 4.0). As Hurricane Florence reaches the eastern seaboard, people in the storm’s path have gathered necessities to ready themselves for potential disaster. These preparations have also brought a litany of warnings about price […]

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A. Blair Dunn, the New Mexico Libertarian Party candidate for attorney general, drafted and filed the successful case against straight-party voting.

New Mexico Supreme Court rejects straight-party voting scheme

On Sept. 12, the New Mexico Supreme Court rejected a scheme by Democratic Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver to implement straight-ticket voting for ballots in the November election. The justices took less than three hours to render their decision after hearing arguments. A. Blair Dunn, the Libertarian Party candidate for attorney general who drafted […]

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We support any initiative to reduce or abolish any tax, and oppose any increase on any taxes for any reason.

End taxation of all currency, including gold and silver

A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 7 would eliminate capital gains taxes on most transactions conducted with precious metals. West Virginia Rep. Alex Mooney introduced the Money Metals Tax Neutrality Act, which was quickly cosponsored by Rep. French Hill of Arkansas and Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho. If passed, the […]

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