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North Carolina Ballot Access Requirements

Important message about North Carolina ballot access

Richard Winger, the longtime editor of Ballot Access News and encyclopedic expert on ballot access topics procedures, has a message for the people of North Carolina. If you care about North Carolina’s ballot access laws, take a few moments to read this, then contact Gov. Roy Cooper to let him know what you think about […]

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Arvin Vohra

Why guns matter

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas terrorist attack, as many of us search for something to blame, some will arrive at guns. That anger will apply both to guns and to your friends and acquaintances who support guns. Before reaching that conclusion in sadness and anger, however, I ask you to consider why millions […]

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Empathy for victims of Las Vegas shootings

Empathy for victims of Las Vegas shooting

In the wake of the shocking and sad news about the mass murder that took place in Las Vegas on the evening of Oct. 1, Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark offered his thoughts of empathy for the victims, as well as their family and friends: Eight years ago I had one of the happiest days […]

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We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade.

Libertarians: London ride-sharing ban sets bad example

Less cronyism, more competition a win for both drivers and riders There are 40,000 Uber drivers in London who may soon lose their livelihood, and 3.5 million passengers who may lose their preferred method of transportation. A recent surprise move by the city’s taxicab regulator to revoke the license of the city’s only ride-sharing service […]

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Cliff Hyra and family

Say thanks to Cliff Hyra for governor!

Dear Libertarian, No matter what state you live in, please visit Cliff Hyra’s website and send him a note saying, “Thank you for running for governor as a Libertarian!” Click here to visit CliffHyra.com, where you’ll find his email address. Cliff Hyra’s campaign had to collect 10,000 valid signatures to get onto the ballot in […]

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Libertarians advocate individual privacy and government transparency. We are committed to ending government’s practice of spying on everyone. We support the rights recognized by the Fourth Amendment to be secure in our persons, homes, property, and communications. Protection from unreasonable search and seizure should include records held by third parties, such as email, medical, and library records.

Libertarians to Congress: Stop government spying on presidential campaigns — and the rest of Americans

It turns out that President Donald Trump’s allegations of campaign-season “wiretapping” by the Barack Obama administration in 2016 are true. Sharyl Attkisson, the former CBS News investigative journalist, now host of Sinclair Television’s Full Measure, wrote in an op-ed for The Hill on Thursday that the FBI indeed wiretapped Trump’s then–campaign head, Paul Manafort, and […]

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2018 Libertarian National Convention

2018 National Convention: SUPER early bird prices!

Dear Libertarian, Believe it or not, it is already time to make your plans for the next national convention! Last year’s national convention was the biggest (and most exciting, in my opinion) ever, and I’m confident that the 2018 convention is going to be very special also. I’m delighted to share with you that registration is now open […]

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Zakk Maher

Zakk Maher, county commissioner in Maine, switches from GOP to LP

Zakk Maher Another elected official has switched to the Libertarian Party, this time in Maine. Zakk Maher, a county commissioner for Androscoggin County, Maine, joined the Libertarian Party on Sept. 7 after having been elected to the seat last November as a Republican. Maher defeated the challenger with 63 percent of the vote, and his […]

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Salt Lake City nurse Alex Wubbels was taken into custody for correctly defending her unconscious patient’s rights.

Libertarian Party calls for criminal prosecution of law-breaking cop

LP celebrates nurse who defended patient’s 4th Amendment rights “Arresting a nurse for following the Constitution against the orders of an out-of-control police officer is outrageous,” said Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee. Police body-cam videos released on Thursday by the Salt Lake Tribune explicitly show Nurse Alex Wubbels being taken into custody […]

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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.

Trump’s ‘major’ tax overhaul a major disappointment

Libertarians call for corresponding spending cuts to truly benefit Americans “President Trump’s proposal for a major tax overhaul addresses only one half of America’s economic problems,” said Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark. “Trump’s proposal to cut the federal corporate income tax from 35 percent to 15 percent is merely a first step. American corporate […]

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