On January 19th, 2022, Joe Biden marked the end of his first year as President with a press conference in which he painted a flowery picture of the state of our nation. Included in his rosy report were millions of new jobs, low unemployment, a 30% increase in new business applications, and a “raise” in […]
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Rational people have done their best to work together and do what needs to be done to navigate through a global pandemic. Our government has lied, hidden information, mandated policies based on faulty assumptions, and refused to follow its own orders. It is time for it to end — all of it. We all […]
Originally published in LPNews, December 2021 When I was 14 years old, I started paying attention to the political world around me. As a “good Christian girl” from a “good Christian home”, this meant that I started watching The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity and Colmes at night with my parents and also started paying […]
One of the basic duties of any government is to seek justice for its citizens and to establish a framework by which individuals who prey on others are held accountable for their actions. Such a framework should allow the accused to face their accusers and have their guilt or innocence considered by a neutral and […]
Twenty years ago today President George W. Bush signed the Patriot Act into law. The 52,000-word act sailed through Congress under the Orwellian title, “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act of 2001.” It passed the House of Representatives within 24 hours and was subsequently […]
The liberty to choose from many options is one of the greatest assets of a free society. Not only does a range of competitors give the consumer more choices, it also creates an environment where those choices must adapt to the needs of the consumer to stay relevant. Limiting or attempting to eliminate choice is […]
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms is at it again, proposing illogical regulations that pretend to solve a problem.
The United States’ war in Afghanistan is over. While there is much to say and much more that can never be put into words, let us be clear on this point: The Libertarian Party supports the full removal of US troops from Afghanistan and the end of this failed war. This war should never have […]
In 2018 the Libertarian Party of New York earned automatic ballot access for the first time in history thanks to the gubernatorial ticket of Larry Sharpe and Andrew Hollister. LPNY needed to gather a minimum of 15,000 signatures during a six-week period to get our statewide candidates on the ballot. In the end, we collected […]
The Libertarian Party consistently advocates and fights for open ballot access and voter choice. These efforts can involve anything from protesting and petitioning to testifying before a state legislature. Sometimes though, these battles go to the courts.
In January 2016 Daniel Shaver was in Mesa, Arizona for work. His pest control job required a pellet gun. A hotel patron, thinking he had a rifle, called the police.
On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states had to recognize and issue licenses for same sex couples who wished to be married throughout the country. At that time, I had been in a relationship with my now fiancé for 4 years and I was excited to see that we finally […]