Author Archive | Wes Benedict

We favor the freedom to engage in or abstain from any religious activities that do not violate the rights of others.

Poll: What religion are Libertarians?

[gravitywp_count formid=’29’] total responses Dear Libertarian, With the holiday season upon us, I thought it would be interesting to do a survey asking “What religion are Libertarians?” We ran a similar poll a couple of years ago, and this year have added many more choices. The First Amendment to the Constitution says “Congress shall make […]

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Libertarian National Committee Executive Director Wes Benedict demands fair debates at a rally organized by Our American Initiative at the U.S. Supreme Court building on Oct. 26, 2017.

LNC Executive Director Wes Benedict calls for fair debates at SCOTUS rally

I’m Wes Benedict, executive director of the Libertarian Party. Libertarians want to make America more prosperous, friendlier, and fairer for everyone, and we think we can deliver that with free markets, civil liberties, and peace. Libertarians welcome both good conservatives and good liberals. We welcome people of faith who are motivated by love, who use […]

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Help choose theme for 2018 convention

Our Convention Committee wants your help selecting a theme for the 2018 Libertarian National Convention. We’re also raising funds to cover some early expenses in preparation for the convention. Please help choose the convention theme and provide early funds by clicking on the theme that you like the most, and by making a donation in […]

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Simple convention registration instructions

Simple convention registration instructions

How to register for the 2016 National Convention   Step 1: Click here to purchase a registration package. I encourage you to choose the $459 Gold Package which includes special meal events and the Presidential Banquet. But options as low as $95 exist. Early Bird pricing ends March 14.   Step 2: Click here to reserve a hotel at the Rosen […]

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Will they all waste their votes?

Will they all waste their votes?

Dear Libertarian, I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of hearing about the “wasted vote syndrome”. And I’m desperately trying to do something about it. I’m desperately trying to get the Libertarian Party on the ballot in every single state for 2016. You know why? Because the real wasted vote is a vote for the status […]

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Three new people join Libertarian Party Headquarters team

Three new people join Libertarian Party Headquarters team

Three new people join Libertarian Party Headquarters team I’d like to publicly recognize and thank Arthur DiBianca for his ten years of work for the Libertarian Party. He has managed our database, helped assemble fundraising letters, edited nearly everything I have ever written, and recruited and supported many candidates. Recently, Mr. DiBianca left staff to pursue other projects. He […]

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Report on Students For Liberty event

Report on Students For Liberty event

I’d like to thank everyone who supported the Libertarian Party’s recent outreach efforts at the 2015 International Students For Liberty Conference. I felt like the Libertarian Party’s message was very well received. The students attending the conference had strong libertarian leanings. I was especially inspired to hear the auditorium full of students cheer when Vicente […]

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LNC Meeting to be streamed live on 9/20 & 9/21; agenda

The Libertarian National Committee meets in Alexandria, Va., Sept. 20–21. The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet. Because of potential technical challenges, and to experiment with various broadcasting arrangements, multiple options for broadcast may be presented. Check back on this page for potential updates. Preliminary schedule (exact times are subject […]

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