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Original Statement of Principles

Historical document found!

Pictured here is a copy of the original Statement of Principles as typewritten by John Hospers at the 1972 convention. The existence of this original document was unknown until it turned up on an ebay listing, was purchased by a Libertarian Party member, and then donated to the Party. The seller said that her parents […]

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Supreme Court rediscovers 10th Amendment in sports betting case

On May 14, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 (PASPA), which prohibited states from legalizing or regulating sports betting — apart from Nevada and some limited betting grandfathered into three other states. Six of the highest court’s justices ruled that provisions of PASPA were unconstitutional, and in […]

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Lauren Daugherty - Justice Rally - Waco

Candidates standing up for justice

Dear Libertarian, Do you remember the shooting at the Twin Peaks in Waco that happened a few years ago? It made national news. Basically a bunch of bikers were having lunch and there was a shooting in the parking lot. In response, the District Attorney (DA) had all the bikers on the premises rounded up and […]

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Larry Sharpe

Help Larry in New York

Dear Libertarian,   Do you want Larry Sharpe to be on ballots in New York this year?   If you do, we need your help to make it happen. We are working hard to get ballot access for Larry, and countless other Libertarian candidates, in New York and elsewhere.  Every state has different legal hurdles […]

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Laura Ebke

Laura Ebke wins primary!

Dear Libertarian, I’m very happy to share that last night, one of our highest ranking elected Libertarians, Nebraska state senator Laura Ebke, decisively defeated the Republican governor’s hand-picked candidate in the primary to advance to the general election in November. This was a “jungle primary”, where the two candidates who receive the most votes advance […]

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The Constitution and Bill of Rights shall not be suspended even during time of war.

7 reasons not to confirm Gina Haspel as CIA director

On March 13, President Donald Trump announced his nomination of Gina Haspel to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Haspel is an especially controversial choice because she used torturous “enhanced interrogation techniques” when she managed a secret CIA prison in Thailand during the early 2000s, and allegedly destroyed evidence of torture after the fact. […]

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Special Event - Lauren Daughterty

Conference Call: Learn how to fundraise

You are invited to a special conference call Fundraising tips for candidates, state, and county affiliates featuring LNC Head of Development Lauren Daugherty Monday, May 21 5 PM Pacific 6 PM Mountain 7 PM Central 8 PM Eastern Lauren is one of the most experienced fundraisers in the Libertarian Party. She currently serves as Head […]

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Education is best provided by the free market...

Executive order to pull feds out of K–12 education a good start

In late April, President Donald Trump signed the “Education Federalism Executive Order,” which directs Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to conduct a 300-day review of whether to rescind regulations and guidance documents that mandate top-down K–12 education policies and limit educational options at the state, local, and family levels. This could arguably include the majority […]

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If a Libertarian lived here

Trump withdrawal from Iran nuclear agreement could lead to war

President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by President Barack Obama, as well as establish trade sanctions. He did so despite receiving unanimous advice to remain part of the agreement from the other signatories to the deal: Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, and […]

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Libertarian Party Presidential Election Results, 1972-2016

Presidential timber at CA Libertarian Convention

At least four possible contenders for the 2020 Libertarian Party nomination for President attended the California Libertarian Convention in Long Beach during the last weekend of April: Tom Campbell, Adam Kokesh, Larry Sharpe, and Bill Weld. Tom Campbell has been a Republican congressman from Silicon Valley and a state senator, and is now a professor […]

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Libertarian Party of California

CA Libertarians endorse 2 candidates for top-2 governor primary

In an unprecedented move, two Libertarian candidates for governor of California were endorsed by the Libertarian Party of California during its state convention on April 29. It’s possible that both gubernatorial candidates, Nickolas Wildstar and Zoltan Istvan, could place first and second in the June primary and give voters a choice between two Libertarians in […]

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What matters to you?

Dear Libertarian, People often ask me “what does the national party do?” My answer is, “tons of stuff.” Truly, oodles. We have a small team that does a huge variety of things, everyday, on your behalf. Here’s a sample of some of the things we are working on right now. If you are passionate about […]

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