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Nebraska’s Libertarian state Sen. Laura Ebke sponsored L.B. 299, which reforms the state’s occupational licensing laws. The bill passed 41-1-3 before being sent to the governor to sign.

Libertarian policy helps working-class people

Nebraska’s Libertarian state Sen. Laura Ebke sponsored L.B. 299, which reforms the state’s occupational licensing laws. The bill passed 45-1-3 before being sent to the governor to sign. “In the last analysis, every profession is a conspiracy against the laity,” playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote. This is especially true when those professions push to […]

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Mark Tippetts for governor of Texas

Texas Libertarians nominate Mark Tippetts for governor

The Libertarian Party of Texas nominated Mark Tippetts as its candidate for governor of Texas on April 14, after a four-way race. Tippetts, a successful businessman living just outside Austin, most recently served on the Lago Vista City Council. He ran for Travis County judge in 2010. The Tippets for governor campaign website is Mark4Gov.com. […]

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The United States should both avoid entangling alliances and abandon its attempts to act as policeman for the world.

Stay out of Syria and other impulsive wars

On April 13, President Donald Trump addressed the nation to announce that he had ordered missile strikes on Syria. His rationale: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had used chemical weapons to kill civilians in Douma, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus. Assad, along with his Russian and Iranian allies, denied the use of chemical weapons. The Syrian […]

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

Facebook, good or evil?

Is Facebook good or evil? That seems to be the underlying question that led Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to subject himself to 10 hours of grilling by Congress on April 10 and 11. “Facebook can be used for both good and evil,” said Libertarian National Committee Executive Director Wes Benedict. “In a job interview almost […]

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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.

Slash federal spending to make Tax Day less painful

For the 56 percent of Americans who pay federal income taxes, April 17 will be a painful day. That pain may be lessened slightly because the Internal Revenue Service has been nibbling away at payroll withholding taxes, but the sad fact is that the income tax represents only a portion of the pain we actually […]

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LP convention awards

Call for nominations: 2018 Libertarian Party Awards

To be presented during the 2018 LP National Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. THOMAS JEFFERSON Leadership Award — will be presented to the LP member whose achievements merit our recognition of outstanding leadership, high character, and dedication to the principles and goals of the party. PATRICK HENRY Candidate Award — will be presented to the […]

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LP convention awards

Notice for Awards Committee applicants

Applications to fill two positions on the 2018 Libertarian Party Awards Committee will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Apr. 15, 2018. The Libertarian National Committee will fill these positions at its April meeting in the Denver, Colo., area. Applicants must be sustaining members of the Libertarian Party. Members who have the following qualifications […]

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If you don't rein in government, who will?

Trump is the opposite of a Libertarian

During the 2016 presidential campaign, some libertarian-leaning voters wanted to give Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt. As a candidate, Trump talked about drastic reductions in spending and taxation, along with “draining the swamp” of its career politicians. He said he wanted to reduce spending for defense of other countries and wars of foreign […]

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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.

Government hands out goodies for everyone, but hides costs

Our public “servants” in Congress have collaborated with President Donald Trump on an 11th-hour omnibus appropriations bill totaling a massive 2,232 pages in order to fund government for the rest of this fiscal year. The goodies for Republicans include an extra $80 billion for defense. The goodies for Democrats include an extra $63 billion for […]

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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.

Defensive gun use saves lives

Gun violence is both tragic and memorable. Everybody can relate to the loss of life as families and communities are shattered, and the details of mass shootings are repeated endlessly in news stories. In some cases, though, people are able to defend themselves and the others around them. These stories of defensive gun use don’t […]

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Libertarian youth

Millennials support gay marriage … and the Second Amendment!

What do gun rights and gay marriage have in common among millennials? Surging support. A recent NPR article notes that people younger than 30 in the United States “are no more liberal on gun control” than earlier generations, “despite diverging from their elders on the legalization of marijuana, same-sex marriage and other social issues.” The […]

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