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  • Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Praises Company For Firing Woman Who Posted “All Lives Matter” on Facebook

    08/09/2020 8:09:08 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 107 replies
    Summit News ^ | 08/05/2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen praised a company for firing an employee who had posted “all lives matter” on her private Facebook page as an example of the free market standing up against “systemic racism.” Yes, really. During a C-SPAN interview, Jorgensen argued that Rosa Parks was discriminated against because, “what a lot of people don’t realize is that that was a government-owned, government-run bus, and the only way that racism was able to go on for so long was the government was putting it into place.” She then claimed that it’s harder for private companies to engage in...
  • The 2020 Libertarian nominee 'bitten by a possibly rabid bat'

    08/08/2020 6:31:05 AM PDT · by RandFan · 27 replies
    Twitter ^ | Aug 8 | Jim Antle
    @jimantleThe 2020 Libertarian Party presidential nominee has been bitten by a possibly rabid bat. @jimantleFor those seeking additional information. @Jorgensen4POTUSI will not be able to attend the campaign rally tomorrow morning. I will be getting a rabies vaccine as a precaution after having been bitten by a bat near the start of this campaign tour! I have every intention of participating in the FLAME march and I will deliver remarks at...
  • Ted Cruz: Future of conservatism is populist and libertarian

    07/15/2020 7:45:46 PM PDT · by RandFan · 79 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 14 | by Anthony Leonardi,
    Sen. Ted Cruz said the future of conservatism after President Trump leaves office can be both populist and libertarian. The Texas Republican weighed on ideological debates among conservatives, saying the future of conservative politics can be a combination of libertarian beliefs and populism during a Tuesday interview with the Washington Examiner about his podcast, The Verdict, co-hosted by conservative commentator Michael Knowles. "I think properly understood, those concepts are complementary, and they're not antagonistic. So I am a conservative, an unabashed conservative. I'm also a populist. I am deeply a populist," Cruz began. "And I also have deep libertarian principles....
  • The French Revolution and Modern Liberty

    07/14/2020 12:13:16 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Cato at Liberty ^ | July 14, 2015 | David Boaz
    Compared to the American Revolution, the French Revolution is very disappointing to libertarians. Compared to the Russian Revolution, it looks pretty good. And it also looks good, at least in the long view, compared to the ancien regime that preceded it. Conservatives typically follow Edmund Burke’s critical view in his Reflections on the Revolution in France. They may even quote John Adams: “Helvetius and Rousseau preached to the French nation liberty, till they made them the most mechanical slaves; equality, till they destroyed all equity; humanity, till they became weasels and African panthers; and fraternity, till they cut one another’s...
  • Libertarians pick first female presidential nominee

    05/25/2020 12:42:51 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    Newly minted Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen is touting that she’s the “freedom candidate." “The choice isn't one or the other but the one that gives you the most freedom! Make the decision that benefits the most people and not some 'lesser evil,'” the Clemson University professor tweeted on Monday, two days after she was nominated by the Libertarian Party as their presidential standard-bearer in November’s general election.
  • As Students Protest Police Brutality, Cornell University Chemistry Professor Fans Flames By Defending Cops in Incident Gov. Cuomo Called ‘Disgraceful’

    06/06/2020 6:21:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Cornell Sun ^ | 06/06/2020 | By Johnathan Stimpson and Meghna Maharishi
    Prof. David Collum ’77, chemistry, has come under fire from both students and administrators for a series of Thursday night tweets defending police officers that pushed and severely injured an elderly man. In a graphic film that has since become viral, a 75-year-old white man could be seen lightly brushing up against Buffalo police — who donned heavy tactical gear — as he approaches them. In response, two of the cops shoved the man, causing him to fall and hit his head. As the man lays bleeding and unresponsive, over a dozen officers appear to simply walk away, failing to...
  • A Different Presidential Candidate

    05/27/2020 1:26:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2020 | John Stossel
    We have a choice! Next presidential election, we don't have to decide between two big-spending candidates, neither of whom has expressed much interest in limited government. Now, we have a third serious choice. This week, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, a psychology lecturer at Clemson University, won the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination. OK, I won't delude myself -- a libertarian is unlikely to become president. But Jorgensen's platform is a refreshing change. She correctly points out that government "is too big, too bossy, too nosy, and way too intrusive." Of course, many candidates say that when running for office. President Donald Trump...
  • Jo Jorgensen named Libertarian Presidential nominee

    05/24/2020 12:15:13 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies
    kgun9.com ^ | May 23, 2020 | Aubrey Gelpieryn
    Former Vice President candidate Dr. Jo Jorgensen was named the Libertarian Party's 2020 presidential nominee during the party's nominating convention Saturday night. The convention was held online and included 12 hours of debate and four rounds of balloting. Jorgensen is also the party's first female Presidential nominee.
  • Amash decides against Libertarian campaign for president

    05/16/2020 11:39:06 AM PDT · by be-baw · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tal Axelrod
    Rep. Justin Amash (L-Mich.) announced Saturday he will not run for president as a Libertarian, saying the circumstances do not “lend themselves” toward a successful third-party campaign. “I’ve spent nearly three weeks assessing the race, appearing in media, talking to delegates and donors, watching the Libertarian Party’s convention plan unfold, and gathering feedback from family, friends, and other advisers,” Amash tweeted. “After much reflection, I’ve concluded that circumstances don’t lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this year, and therefore I will not be a candidate.” Amash maintained that a third party candidate could contribute a fresh...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 4/28/2020

    04/28/2020 8:47:15 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/28/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Mainstream media journalists in Oregon including investigative reporter Rob Davis of the "Portland Oregonian/OregonLive" have been able to obtain detailed information about Covid-19 cases in the state including the race and ethnicity of those testing positive, the underlying conditions in reported deaths and details about reported cases at nursing homes and retirement communities.... President Trump issuing an executive order tonight to keep meat processing plants open in the United States..... Yesterday's ramming attack on two French police officers in a Paris suburb being investigated as a terrorist attack.... Rioting in northern Lebanon with one dead and dozens injured in the...
  • Justin Amash launches exploratory committee for Libertarian presidential bid

    04/28/2020 6:47:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/28/20 | Emily Larsen
    The independent Michigan congressman announced an exploratory committee on Wednesday, a clear indication he is serious about initiating a bid for president. "We’re ready for a presidency that will restore respect for our Constitution and bring people together. I’m excited and honored to be taking these first steps toward serving Americans of every background as president," Amash said in a tweet Tuesday evening. "Americans are ready for practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people." He must secure the party's nomination at its national convention. While the party has held some state presidential preference contests, the primaries and...
  • Opinion: Coronavirus testing delays caused by red tape, bureaucracy and scorn for private companies

    03/18/2020 4:11:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | March 18, 2020 | By Jeffrey A. Singer, general surgeon
    Chaos, disorganization and cluelessness describe the current state of COVID-19 testing in the United States. Doctors, hospitals and state labs give patients needing tests the runaround, each pointing to the other as the place to get tested. Some people self-quarantine for days awaiting their results, only to be told the lab misplaced or bungled the test. As of March 11, the U.S. trailed most of the developed world in tests administered, with per capita numbers virtually the same as Vietnam's. A rigid federal regulatory regime that fails to make use of the innovation, flexibility and speed of the private sector...
  • Libertarian Presidential Candidates Champion 'Open Borders'. In between Trump's restrictionism and Democrats' Medicare-for-all-undocumented enthusiasm lies a party basically unified behind mass immigration without welfare.

    02/27/2020 5:20:19 AM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    Reason ^ | February 26, 2020 | Matt Welch
    Donald Trump, the most anti-immigrant president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is running against a Democratic presidential field that almost unanimously favors providing government-run health insurance to illegal immigrants. Surely there is some middle ground between Stephen Miller-style family separation and a massive expansion of the welfare state to millions living outside the law? The Libertarian Party, still the country's number-three political grouping (however distantly), has a platform very copacetic toward immigrants, if not quite via state largesse. "Libertarians believe that people should be able to travel freely as long as they are peaceful," the party's immigration plank reads. "A truly...
  • How Government Stifled Reason's Free Speech

    06/19/2015 4:01:27 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 8 replies
    reason.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | Nick Gillespie & Matt Welch
    For the past two weeks, Reason, a magazine dedicated to "Free Minds and Free Markets," has been barred by an order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from speaking publicly about a grand jury subpoena that court sent to Reason.com. The subpoena demanded the records of six people who left hyperbolic comments at the website about the federal judge who oversaw the controversial conviction of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht. Shortly after the subpoena was issued, the government issued a gag order prohibiting Reason not only from discussing the matter but even acknowledging the...
  • The founder of the Silk Road drug marketplace has been sentenced to life in prison without parole

    05/30/2015 9:30:40 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | Natasha Bertrand and Michael B Kelley
    The convicted mastermind behind the world's largest online narcotics emporium has been sentenced by a federal judge to two terms of life in prison and three lesser sentences, USA Today reports. The judge also ordered Ross Ulbricht, 31, to forfeit $184 million dollars. The website made over $187 million before it was shut down in 2013. The government estimated that roughly $1.2 billion in illegal drug transactions took place on Silk Road. The judge said it was a "demand expanding operation" and that what Ulbricht did was thoughtful, as opposed to just being an economic experiment. She added that he...
  • RINOs Rand Paul and Mike Lee are Part of the Problem in the DC Swamp

    01/09/2020 10:46:04 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 65 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | Gregg Updike
    If I remember correctly, several years ago Rand Paul was held up and harassed by the newly created TSA at an airport in either Nashville or Kentucky. He also had his ribs badly busted up at his home a few years back by some leftist radical wacko as a protest to something that got the left “OUTRAGED” over something Trump did to “OUTRAGE” them. Same with Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and a bunch or GOP congressmen getting ambushed at a softball field by a Bernie Sanders’ supporter. In the past three years, we have seen numerous elected Democrats arguing...
  • Lincoln Chafee, Former Republican Senator and Independent Governor, Seeks Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination

    01/07/2020 1:49:05 AM PST · by RandFan · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | 1/6//20 | BRIAN DOHERTY
    Lincoln Chafee, who served as Rhode Island's Republican Senator from 1999 to 2007 (after serving as a Republican mayor in the highly Democratic city of Warwick for the previous six years), served as governor of Rhode Island from 2011 to 2015 as an independent, and ran for president in the 2016 cycle as a Democrat, on Wednesday will formally announce his intention to seek the Libertarian presidential nomination at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Chafee's campaign website says he intends to "Protect Our Freedoms" and "Tell The Truth" and promises that under a President Chafee...
  • Lincoln Chafee files to run for president as a libertarian

    01/05/2020 10:48:21 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-6-2020 | Paul Leblanc
    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has filed to run for President as a libertarian in what appears to be a new long-shot White House bid following his failed campaign for the Democratic nomination in 2016. Chafee filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday to form the Lincoln Chafee for President campaign committee based in Wyoming. A website linked to Chafee's FEC filing states "Lincoln Leads with TRUTH" along with the phrase "Thirty Years, Zero Scandals." Chafee has spent most of his life as a Republican. He was nominated to his late father's Senate seat in 1999 and...
  • 21 year old Russian dissident delivers powerful faith-based speech during trial

    12/06/2019 2:17:31 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Meduza Russia ^ | Dec 2019 | Staff/Egor Zhukhov
    On December 4, Moscow’s Kuntsevsky District Court continued hearing the case against 21-year-old Higher School of Economics (HSE) student and libertarian YouTube personality Egor Zhukov. Zhukov stands accused of issuing public calls for extremism: Prosecutors have argued that his videos on nonviolent resistance were motivated by “political hatred and enmity to the constitutional structure extant in the Russian Federation” as well as a desire to destabilize the country’s social and political order. Zhukov’s case, one of many that were brought forward during this summer’s wave of election protests in Moscow, has attracted widespread attention throughout the Russian opposition. Many of...
  • How Libertarianism Makes People Susceptible To Huge Government

    11/07/2019 4:14:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 6, 2019 | Nathanael Blake
    David Marcus, The Federalist’s New York correspondent, recently tweeted that he can’t make up his mind about whether he fears “the socialists or the libertarians more.” Robert Tracinski, an author and the editor of The Tracinski Letter, responded, “LOL. God forbid we should…leave you alone.” This was a good Twitter burn, but I suspect that for many people, that is precisely what they fear about libertarianism: that they will be left alone. They have a point, insofar as libertarianism has become less about a commitment to limited government and more a philosophy of autonomous individualism. The latter is an ideology...