The central goal of Libertarianism is hard to disagree with: freedom. Party members speak of freedom as if it were a phantom limb: you're born with it, but it gets taken from you by the bureaucratic violence of the EPA, the ATF, the DOE, the DEA,
Design a Barr/Lautenberg poster of your own. Just send me your graphic as a .jpg file. I'll post them as I get them, and will pick a time--maybe two weeks from now--to present them together. [I think I started to hear squealing above the laughte
Sonny Landham carved out a tough-guy reputation in a series of big-screen roles. He pulls no punches in his newest role: Libertarian challenger to a man known for political toughness, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Those within the Libertarian Party who support Barr see him as the key to winning more publicity and more votes than they've ever managed to get before now, and they evade the questions, "Publicity for what?" and "Votes for what?**
[I remember when this was a bonus not a goal.] The Libertarian Party chose as its new standard-bearer Bob Barr, the former four-term Republican congressman from Georgia who has already been branded a spoiler by Sean Hannity, the conservative commenta
Just this past weekend (5/22–25/08) I attended the Libertarian Party Convention in Denver. In what follows are some reflections on this experience, and ruminations on the future of the party in particular, and on the libertarian movement in general.
The good news from the Libertarian Party National Convention in Denver this past weekend was, Big Head Press sold a big pile of books. Also, my friend L. Neil Smith got to meet up with a dozen or so friends he hasn’t seen in years, and I got to hang
The future of the Libertarian Party of the United States is not that hard to predict if you know what to look for.
Is it the beginning? The end? Or more of the same old, same old?
(Publisher's Note: I'll have a great deal to say about the LPUS convention late next week [we'll see if Barr keeps some promises]. This article is a very good summary. Bottomline: The LP no-compromisers did much better than you might t
It is with a heavy heart that I report the death of the Libertarian Party. It was only 36 years old -- far too young to die. And while there is some dispute over whether the death was self-inflicted or murder, the death itself was tragic and sad.
Please don’t act surprised, we both know it’s been over for a long time — it’s just that now, after Denver; I can’t pretend otherwise. Some people are thrilled when their exes make fools of themselves — fortunately for you, I am not one of them. That
Ernest Hancock is in studio with his friend Charles Goyette on The Charles Goyette Show in Phoenix Arizona - 1100 KFNX. Then Dr. Ron Paul comes on to comment on his book sales, his campaign, the Republican, Libertarian and Constitution Parties.
Barry Hess makes it very clear what a libertarian really is.
To some observers, it may have looked like I was mostly running around with a glass of bourbon and cola in hand, hitting on women and raising general hell. In fact, what I was doing was constantly lobbying. My job consisted mostly of talking to peopl
The Bob Barr campaign couldn't have plotted it any better. The former GOP congressman-turned Libertarian Party contender announces his candidacy two short weeks before the LP convention, and grabs more free media than 2004 nominee Michael Badnari
So, if you’re one of the less than 2% who dutifully cast their ballots for the party of "liberty" in America, or one of the small fraction of those involved in Libertarian Party politics, do yourself a favor: save yourself the time. Support
It would be a bit much, right now, to call the 2008 Libertarian nomination fight "heated" or "bitter." Still, there’s a battle gearing up, and not just over the headline fight over who will win the nomination. Two years ago, the s
r3VOLutionaries should be very pleased that one of them has demonstrated that she has the most support at the Libertarian National Convention.
A lengthy exchange ensued, with Gravel becoming increasingly angry. At one point, a frustrated Gravel asked if what libertarians wanted was voluntary education. The crowd responded affirmatively.
Yesterday, the Reason Foundation held a "Future of Libertarian Politics" symposium. It's a quick watch with a surprising twist.
I’ve watched the Libertarian Party go from meeting in an apartment to boasting affiliates in every state. Like many libertarians, I’ve had my doubts about the LP’s efficacy and value. But this year, I fear for something even more important: The party
Barr and [finance operative and new Shane Cory employer] Viguerie are attempting to gain control of the LP so that Barr can campaign on a conservative/libertarian hybrid platform and Viguerie can extend his fundraising empire.
As if the Bob Barr controversy isn't enough excitement, this mysterious little item has me curious. What is the Libertarian Matrix?
While it is understandable that many Libertarians are excited at the prospect of enhanced press coverage and debate opportunities, a simple fact remains which makes Barr an unacceptable candidate: He is not a libertarian!
"Right now, Bob Barr is angling to be the Libertarian Party candidate. And why shouldn't a party of anti-government paranoids nominate a former prosecutor, congressman and CIA agent? It makes perfect sense to me."
Scroll down to his Nolan Chart... Now look up Ron Paul... Big difference. And the blogs say "Bob Barr Revolution"? He's an authoritarian! Where is the critical thinking we once had in common?
Completing the convention by mid-June would be good, but "it's much more imperative to make sure we can maximize turnout" state GOP executive director Moyle said. (Translation: "If we can't get enough warm bodies for McCain, we
According to TechPresident.com, it appears Barr has access to Libertarian Ron Paul's mailing list of millions. (Watch closely how much money is raised,... I'm sure Barr's campaign is expecting _a lot_)
Ah, because of the blood stains and tears on your hands?