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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.

Senate reaches budget deal to clean out your wallet

Updated Feb. 14, 2018 2:16 P.M. EST Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made a deal on Feb. 7 to prevent yet another government shutdown. If the rest of Congress votes for their new spending agreement, the American people will ultimately foot a much larger tax bill. “In order to […]

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We affirm the individual right recognized by the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms, and oppose the prosecution of individuals for exercising their rights of self-defense.

Do gun-free zones actually encourage more mass shootings?

Early on the morning of Jan. 23, a 15-year-old allegedly opened fire with a pistol and killed two other students at Marshall County High School in Benton, Ky. He reportedly wounded 14 others by gunshot, and five more suffered injuries during their efforts to escape. The shooter was captured by sheriff’s deputies after he ran […]

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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.

Senate should end warrantless surveillance of all Americans

Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) enables the government to monitor the communications of foreigners, including “incidental” surveillance of any Americans communicating outside U.S. borders. In practice, Section 702 essentially allows for unlimited surveillance of Americans if the initial targets of that surveillance are foreigners. As a result, the NSA and FBI […]

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we favor the repeal of all laws creating “crimes” without victims

It’s high time for Congress to end marijuana prohibition

Libertarians denounce Attorney General Jeff Sessions for overriding state marijuana laws On Jan. 4, acting against the advice of his own Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memorandum. This Obama-era memo had allowed states to set their own cannabis rules and regulations, with minimal intervention […]

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LP News, December 2017

December issue of LP News now on website

The December 2017 issue of LP News has hit mailboxes and is now ready to view on our website. Inside, you can read coverage of Libertarian Party victories and other notable outcomes in the 2017 election; the LP’s ambitious plan to run 2,000 candidates for public office in 2018; notable donors to our Legacy Libertarians […]

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Government should not incur debt...

Tax cuts are great, but we need balanced budgets

After Congress approved the new Republican-sponsored tax reform bill on Dec. 19, President Donald Trump signed it into law on Dec. 22. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is a mixed bag that will cut taxes for some and increase them for others, and completely ignores the federal government’s chronic overspending. “Tax cuts […]

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

USDOJ should stop persecuting foreign-owned press

The Department of Justice demanded in November that the Russia-owned media outlet RT must register as a foreign agent under the provisions of a World War II–era law, even though it specifically excludes “any news or press service” with primary interests in the United States. After RT registered, the Executive Committee of the Congressional Radio […]

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

Congress should let FISA amendments expire

Section 702 loophole allows sweeping warrants to spy on U.S. citizens Congress passed the FISA Amendments Act in 2008 to enable surveillance of persons or organizations outside the United States, but in practice section 702 of the act includes sweeping warrants for the National Security Agency (NSA) and its PRISM surveillance program to collect static […]

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