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Libertarian Party: The Draft is Slavery. End it.

ALEXANDRIA -- Congress has been debating the merits of adding women into Selective Service to be drafted with men during times of national emergency.

Sen. Rand Paul has suggested that it would be better to end the draft.

The Libertarian Party agrees.

"The draft is simply slavery by another name. Drafting people to go abroad and kill or be killed is barbaric and a discredit to our military and country," says Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee.

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The Libertarian Party opposes the No Fly No Buy bill and other restrictions without due process

ALEXANDRIA — The Libertarian Party opposes the No Fly List, "no buy" lists, and other such lists where the government infringes on a person's rights without due process of law.

In recent years, the federal government has used "the war on terror" as an excuse to encroach on our most fundamental human rights.

Warrant-less wiretapping, detaining prisoners for years without trials in Guantanamo Bay, "no fly" lists that are compiled secretly and without due process, and similar "no buy" lists all violate the human rights of Americans and non-Americans alike.

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In wake of Orlando shooting, Libertarian Party calls for end to 'gun-free' zones

rainbow rally pic for orland press release low-resNicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee, issued the following statement today:

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Bernie Sanders supporters have a choice: Libertarian Johnson advocates civil liberties, peace, ending cronyism

Bernie Sanders supporters who reject the offensive, dangerous rhetoric of Republican Donald Trump and the militarism and corporate ties of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, have another choice.

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Another state legislator quits GOP, joins Libertarian Party

OMAHA — Laura Ebke, the state senator representing Nebraska’s Legislative District 32, has changed her party registration from Republican to Libertarian, the second legislator to do so this year. Rep. John Moore (Nevada’s 8th Assembly District) also left the GOP for the Libertarian Party in January.

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Gov. William Weld wins Libertarian VP nomination

ORLANDO — Today two-term Massachusetts governor William Weld became the vice presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party at its nominating convention.

Earlier today, the delegates elected two-term New Mexico governor Gary Johnson to be the party’s presidential nominee.

“This is the highest-profile ticket in the Libertarian Party’s history,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Libertarian Party Chair. “And it comes at a time when Americans yearn for a credible alternative to Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.”

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Libertarian presidential candidate named; VP balloting underway

ORLANDO – He’s already at over 10% in four polls….

Today Libertarian Party delegates elected Gov. Gary Johnson, two-term governor of New Mexico, to be the party’s nominee for President of the United States, with a mission of moving America in the direction of more personal freedom, fiscal responsibility, and less military intervention.

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Libertarian presidential candidates debate

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Press conference 12:15 P.M. ET Sunday

ORLANDO — Last night delegates to the Libertarian Party’s nominating convention selected six candidates to compete to be the party’s nominee for President of the United States, five of whom qualified for and participated in the evening’s highly entertaining televised debate.

Candidates needed the votes of 30 delegates to be nominated; they needed 10% of the 740 votes cast to be included in the debate (74). Vote totals were:

Gov. Gary Johnson - 226 (30.5%)

Austin Petersen - 106 (14.3%)

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Libertarian Party holds VP debate; votes overwhelmingly to oppose death penalty

ORLANDO – Last night at its presidential nominating convention, the Libertarian Party held a debate of vice presidential candidates, including four candidates who qualified by a vote of the delegates: businesswoman and trial lawyer Alicia Dearn, speaker and freedom activist William Coley, executive business consultant Larry Sharpe, and former Massachusetts governor William Weld.

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Libertarian Party kicks off presidential nominating convention

ORLANDO — On the eve of the opening of the 2016 Libertarian Nominating Convention, a record 985 delegates and 344 alternate delegates hailing from 50 states plus D.C. were credentialed to select the party’s presidential and vice presidential nominees, possibly adopt changes to the party’s platform, and elect top party officials.

The convention will be called to order at 8:40 a.m. Friday, May 27 and adjourn approximately noon on Monday, May 30.

2016 is proving to be a banner year for the Libertarian Party:

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