Press Releases and Party News

Write in Ron Bishop for Alabama Senator

Relieved by Roy Moore’s defeat? Thank a Libertarian

Republican candidate Roy Moore lost to Democrat Doug Jones in the Dec. 12 special election for U.S. Senate. The Moore campaign was plagued by allegations of sexual impropriety, and voters turned away in droves from what was once considered a safe GOP seat. The race was so close, though, that Jones won by a margin […]

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Wes Benedict

What religion are Libertarians?

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 no law respecting an […]

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46th Anniversary

Happy birthday, LP!

Dear Libertarian, Today is the 46th anniversary of the founding of the Libertarian Party! And, today, we are in uncharted territory. Candidates are running campaigns which far exceed the results from the past. Our revenues are far exceeding past historical trends. The 2018 Libertarian National Convention is booking up much more quickly than ever before. And […]

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washington times

Washington Times: Millions of millennials want a third party, and Libertarians could be just the ticket

Jennifer Harper of the Washington Times discusses a recent poll on millennials’ desire for a third party, and the 2018 Libertarian Party convention, in her December 7 “Inside the Beltway” column: “A recent NBC News poll revealed that 71 percent of millennials — now considered to be the nation’s largest potential voting bloc — pine for a […]

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Masthead: red & white text on blue background: "Red Dirt Report" and "all the dirt, news, culture and commentary for Oklahoma's second century"; cartoon image of cowboy peering out from the "R" in "Red" (graphic image)

Three Libertarian candidates for Oklahoma governor interviewed for ‘Red Dirt Report’

The Red Dirt Report, an independent online newspaper in Oklahoma, featured interviews of three prospective 2018 Libertarian Party candidates for governor on November 27. As the only three recognized parties in Oklahoma, the Libertarian, Democratic, and Republican Parties will be holding primary elections in 2018. The Libertarian candidates are Rex Lawhorn, Joe Maldonado, and Chris Powell. […]

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Libertarians embrace the concept that all people are born with certain inherent rights. We reject the idea that a natural right can ever impose an obligation upon others to fulfill that “right.” We condemn bigotry as irrational and repugnant. Government should neither deny nor abridge any individual’s human right based upon sex, wealth, ethnicity, creed, age, national origin, personal habits, political preference or sexual orientation. Members of private organizations retain their rights to set whatever standards of association they deem appropriate, and individuals are free to respond with ostracism, boycotts and other free-market solutions.

Freedom of association should be a piece of cake

Wedding cakes have become a controversial topic, as a few bakers who object to gay marriages on religious grounds decline to make cakes for those weddings. The U.S. Supreme Court heard Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission on Dec. 5, and will soon decide whether Colorado baker Jack Phillips should be legally required to […]

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LNC meeting Saturday and Sunday

A meeting of the Libertarian National Committee will take place on Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, December 10, in New Orleans, LA. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. EDT on Saturday. The LNC will attempt to stream the meeting live on the Internet. Be advised that broadcast quality has sometimes been low and intermittent. […]

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Lauren Daugherty

Join me and run for office!

Dear Libertarian, There is no time like the present. I wasn’t planning to become a candidate at this stage in my life. I have young kids. I have a job. I have volunteer responsibilities with other organizations. I have a lot on my plate. But I realized that if the Libertarian Party didn’t put forward […]

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Sen. Laura Ebke (Photo by Eric Gregory, Lincoln Journal Star)

Stand for liberty with Libertarian Sen. Laura Ebke

Friends, Sen. Laura Ebke (Photo by Eric Gregory, Lincoln Journal Star) Last week, the Nebraska GOP showed its true colors when it attacked the intelligence and the integrity of the voters of Nebraska’s Legislative District 32. In the process, it showed that the most important strategy for the old parties is to prevent discussion and […]

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