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  • Isolated in GOP, Congressman Justin Amash considers third-party presidential run

    04/03/2019 7:59:16 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 55 replies
    MLIVE ^ | April 1, 2019 | Malachi Barrett
    Justin Amash is reconsidering his place in a party he is at odds with, isolated from Republicans that have largely bent to the will of the president. The Michigan Republican is gaining a national following as a Congressman who isn’t afraid to buck the Republican line, often going to toe to toe with the party’s biggest star, President Donald Trump. Amash is a frequent critic of the president, often slamming Trump on Twitter, accusing him of violating the constitution and attacking Trump’s character.
  • Prostitution Should Stay Illegal Because Consent Is A Garbage Minimum Standard For Goodness

    03/22/2019 7:12:15 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 79 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 22, 2019 | Nathan Stone
    Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris recently supported legalizing prostitution in an interview she gave to the Root: “But when you are talking about consenting adults, I think that you know, yes, we should really consider that we can’t criminalize consensual behavior as long as no one is being harmed,” she said, meaning that she would still support laws that would punish human trafficking and exploitation of women. Surprisingly—or not—this idea has also been embraced by certain segments on the right, especially among libertarians. Elizabeth Nolan Brown, an associate editor at Reason Magazine and an advocate of the sex trade, said Harris...
  • Dr. Rand Paul Releases Statement on National Emergency Vote

    03/14/2019 4:36:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 96 replies
    Sen. Rand Paul ^ | Sen. Rand Paul
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2019 Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement after voting to disapprove of the national emergency declaration regarding the border: “I stand with President Trump on the need for a border wall and stronger border security, but the Constitution clearly states that money cannot be spent unless Congress has passed a law to do so.” On March 4, 2019, Dr. Paul introduced the Border Enforcement, Security, And Funding Enhancement (BE SAFE) Act as a constitutional, fiscally responsible alternative. The BE SAFE Act would impose a $2,500...
  • Libertarian Party Organizes National Park Cleanups

    01/14/2019 10:00:34 AM PST · by RandFan · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/14/2019 | Taylor Millard
    Republicans and Democrats may be sniping at each other over the partial government shutdown, but it’s the Libertarian Party which is putting words to action. Libertarians have organized multiple national park cleanups over the last week to show maybe the government isn’t needed to provide services.
  • WATCH: “A Very Libertarian Christmas” Is The Most Hilarious Christmas Video You’ll See This Year

    12/22/2018 9:28:08 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 12 replies
    redstate ^ | December 21, 2018 | Brandon Morse
    Whether you’re a frequent reader of Reason or you hate that site with all your might, it might have one of the best YouTube pages among the right-leaning publications. Between Remi’s hilarious songs and Andrew Heaton and Austin Bragg’s hilarious Libertarian takes on pop-culture, like the Libertarian values they espouse, the videos that come out of Reason.com are massively underrated. The trio created or starred in videos like “Star Wars Libertarian Special” and “Game of Thrones: Libertarian Edition” in which you’ll find Bragg, Heaton, and Remi playing characters within the universes they’re spoofing. Their latest Libertarian take, however, revolves around...
  • Thomas Sowell Returns

    11/26/2018 8:57:39 PM PST · by OddLane · 32 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Decemer 2018 | Thomas Winslow Hazlett
    Thirty-eight years ago, Reason contributor Thomas Hazlett and Senior Editor Manny Klausner sat down with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) economist and social scientist Thomas Sowell for a sprawling interview about race, gender, poverty, economics, and what he viewed as the government's many failed and misguided attempts to lift up poor minorities. Sowell talked about his history as a Marxist, his frustrations with working in government, and why he rejects the label "libertarian," preferring instead to describe himself as "a person who dissents from the current liberal orthodoxy." That interview occurred not long after the publication of one of...
  • Has A Political Dirty Trick Just Cost Jon Tester The Montana Senate Race?

    10/31/2018 5:29:22 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 30 replies
    Democrats -- one presumes -- sent out a false-flag mailer encouraging voters to vote for the libertarian in the race, billing him as the "true conservative" choice. Well, the Libertarian candidate himself realized he was being used dishonestly as a catspaw for Tester. So he's quit the race and endorsed the Republican, Matt Rosendale. The libertarian candidate had been polling at 4% or so; coincidentally enough, 4% is about Jon Tester's lead over Rosendale. So this could turn out to be a dirty trick that sinks the dirty trickster.
  • Libertarian candidate drops out of Montana's U.S. Senate race to back Rosendale

    10/31/2018 12:25:07 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    helenair.com ^ | 10/31/18 | Matthew Brown
    BILLINGS — The Libertarian candidate in Montana's U.S. Senate race has thrown his support behind Republican Matt Rosendale in response to an election mailer from an unknown group that appears aimed at undermining Rosendale's support among conservatives. Rick Breckenridge said Wednesday that he doesn't know the source of the mailer promoting him as a "true conservative" and claiming Rosendale supports using drones to spy on private citizens. Breckenridge says it's an attempt by so-called dark money groups to influence Montana's election and he's decided that Rosendale is the best candidate to stop such efforts.
  • Montana Libertarian Senate Candidate Bows Out, Endorses GOP’s Rosendale Over Tester

    10/31/2018 2:32:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | October 31, 2018
    A third-party Senate candidate in Montana has effectively dropped out of the race and endorsed Republican candidate Matt Rosendale in his bid to unseat Sen. Jon Tester (D., Mont.). Rick Breckenridge, a Libertarian and a surveyor, cited his anger with an anonymous campaign mailer encouraging voters to choose him over Rosendale because of privacy concerns. The Republican nominee said Tester's allies were behind the message, and he said he was honored to have Breckenridge's backing.
  • The Case For Larry Sharpe

    10/24/2018 11:28:50 AM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 24, 2018 | Gerard Perry
    I give my thoughts on why Larry Sharpe, the Libertarian Party candidate for governor of New York, is worthy of your vote, even if it's purely symbolic.
  • Alex Nowrasteh’s Procrustean Bed

    08/28/2018 11:08:35 AM PDT · by Thalean · 9 replies
    American Greatness ^ | August 28, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    Not only is Nowrasteh’s evidence irrelevant, but his own research proves him wrong, and shows that immigration changes America’s political culture because immigrants vote overwhelmingly for Democratic Party candidates and support socialist policies. Consider the following data from his paper, “Immigrants Assimilate into the Political Mainstream.” Figure 1, which shows that 50 percent of all immigrants lean Democrat, compared to just 18 percent who lean Republican—a much starker divide than we see among native born citizens. Furthermore, Figure 3 shows that these political preferences persist for at least four generations—immigrants’ decedents are more than twice as likely to be “strong...
  • World Meeting’s mixed messages bring value of all families into focus (anti-nuclear family)

    08/23/2018 7:15:11 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 7 replies
    Irish Independent ^ | 23rd August 2018 | Katherine Zappone
    THOSE who seek to put a tight or traditional definition on the meaning of family are out of touch and run the real danger of creating exclusion, division and inequality. This is something which the organisers of the World Meeting of Families have been learning. The fact individuals and groups do not feel welcome at the gathering is a matter of record and something which as a campaigner, activist and a public representative I regret. Next month, my department will publish research showing the notion of the “nuclear family” is outdated and for hundreds of thousands of people does not...
  • Washington State Won’t Know Who is on Ballot for U.S. House, 2nd District, Until September

    08/23/2018 11:54:30 AM PDT · by TBP · 6 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | August 23, 2018 | Richard Winger
    Washington state’s top-two primary on August 7, for the 2nd U.S. House district, was so close, that there will be a recount. It will be conducted the week of September 3-7. Here is a link to the election returns. The obvious first place finisher is incumbent Democrat Rick Larson. The second place finisher after the original count is the Libertarian, Brian Luke, who leads independent Gary Franco by 51 votes. http://results.vote.wa.gov/results/20180807/Congressional-District-2-US-Representative.html
  • Libertarian Gary Johnson throws US Senate race in chaos

    08/16/2018 9:41:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 16, 2018 | Russell Contreras, The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said in seeking to make history and capture a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico he'll have to give up a few of his favorite activities: marathon biking rides, hanging out in his northern New Mexico "dream" home and tuning out news about President Donald Trump. But he can't promise he won't smoke an occasional joint. Johnson, who served two terms as New Mexico governor in the 1990s and gained national attention as one of the first mainstream politicians to call for the legalization of marijuana, announced Thursday that he's...
  • Libertarians (Like John Stossel) Need to Stand for the Truth on Marriage

    07/28/2018 6:53:00 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 8 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 7/27/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    John Stossel’s recent column, “Dads Needed,” contains some timely, important, but well-known—at least within the Christian conservative community—truths. Much of the column focuses on the work of author, speaker, and former feminist, Warren Ferrell—especially Ferrell’s new book "The Boy Crisis"… Along with his recent column, “Stossel on Reason” recently interviewed Dr. Ferrell. Here Ferrell notes, “Men and boys started falling behind when government began subsidizing single mothers.” He later adds, “It doesn’t make a difference whether she [a single mother] needs a man, it makes a difference that her children need a father.” Farrell also notes that children without fathers...
  • APNewsBreak: Gary Johnson mulling run for US Senate

    07/27/2018 4:25:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 54 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 27, 2018 6:47 PM EDT | Russell Contreras
    Former Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is considering jumping into the race for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico, raising the profile of a race that Democrats seeking to capture the majority in Congress had seen as a safe seat. Johnson consultant Ron Nielson told The Associated Press on Friday that the former governor is “strongly considering” running if Libertarian candidate Aubrey Dunn quits the race as expected. “He is weighing it over right now,” Nielson said. “He doesn’t want to get into a race he can’t win.” […] During the presidential campaign, Johnson vowed to cut military spending,...
  • Man grows pot. Admits it. Jury sends him home (Dublin, GA)

    07/27/2018 2:59:37 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 96 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 27 July 18 | Bill Torpy
    Javonnie McCoy was growing marijuana when the cops came to his Middle Georgia home. He was caught red-handed with it. Almost a pound of it, in fact. He admitted it to police, and later he looked jurors in the eye and said, yep, it was mine. I used it as medicine. The jurors let him go. He was minding his own business and wasn’t hurting anybody, they reasoned. He just doesn’t belong in prison. The jury’s decision earlier this month in Dublin, Ga., may have been due to a muddled prosecution of a muddy case. Or it may have been...
  • Ron Paul Endorses Murray Sabrin for US Senate

    07/18/2018 9:36:43 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    NJ Today ^ | July 16, 2018 | Staff
    Former Texas U.S. Congressman Ron Paul, a three-time presidential candidate, has endorsed Murray Sabrin’s U.S. Senate candidacy. “I am pleased to endorse my good friend of 35 years Murray Sabrin for United States Senate,” said Paul. “Murray’s dedication to, and knowledge of, the principles of liberty will make him an effective advocate for freeing the people of New Jersey—and the nation–from excessive taxes, debt, and inflation, as well as ending the ongoing violations of our right to free speech, property, and privacy.” “Murray will also be an outspoken Senator for peaceful relations with other nations, and work to ensure that...
  • The Line in the Sand- Now What?

    07/13/2018 7:07:40 PM PDT · by vannrox
    Metallicman ^ | July 2018 | editorial staff
    ---snip--- Government has three primary functions. It should [1] provide for military defense of the nation. It should [2] enforce contract between individuals. It [3] should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government, in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the costs come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” —Milton Friedman I found this on numerous blogs. There is an amazing amount of truth behind this heartfelt meme. Come to your own conclusions regarding ---snip---
  • He’s pro-incest, pedophilia, and rape. He’s also running for Congress from his parents’ house

    06/14/2018 12:55:43 AM PDT · by OneVike · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 2 | Eli Rosenberg
    Seriously, the Democrat party should embrace this guy as their poster child candidate. ======================================= He believes in instituting a patriarchal system, with women under the authority of men; he supports abolishing age restrictions for marriage and laws against marital rape; he believes that white supremacy is a “system that works,” that Hitler was a “good thing for Germany,” and that incest should be legalized, at least in the context of marriage. And at one point in a conversation with The Post, he seemed to express admiration for the system run by the Taliban in Afghanistan, noting that the country’s birthrate...