Hour 3 - Nick Sarwark (National Chair of the Libertarian Party) provides some insight on the issue of Ron Paul not being allowed to speak at the LNC Convention in New Orleans later this year
2018-02-07 Hour 3 Nick Sarwark from Ernest Hancock on Vimeo.
Chair of the National Libertarian Party
Born in 1979, Nicholas Sarwark is an unabashed, second generation Libertarian with a strong commitment to fighting on the party's behalf against unfair ballot access obstacles and exclusion of qualified candidates from public debates.
Sarwark has been an active member of the Libertarian Party since 1999 and has served on the Judicial and Bylaws committees of the national party. He also served as chair of the Libertarian Party of Maryland and as vice chair of the Libertarian Party of Colorado where he played a key role in recruiting the state's 42 Libertarian candidates in 2014 and supported the passage of Colorado's historic marijuana legalization initiative in 2012.
Professionally, Nicholas Sarwark has been a criminal defense attorney and has worked over ten years in the private sector. He served as a deputy public defender in Colorado, trying more than 30 cases before a jury and arguing in front of the Colorado Supreme Court. He also has more than a decade of experience in computer consulting and sales. In 2014 he moved to Arizona with his wife and two children to join in the operations of a family business, the oldest independent auto dealership in Phoenix, founded in 1942.
Throughout his career, he developed a commitment to high-quality service which he now applies to raising the national Libertarian Party's standards for support of state affiliates, members and candidates.
The Libertarian Party Won't Let Ron Paul Speak at Their National Convention
February 1, 2018
With the 2018 Libertarian Party National Convention rapidly approaching, the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus thought that it would be wise to invite Ron Paul, the father of the liberty movement, to the convention. To the shock of any principled libertarian, the leadership of the Libertarian Party rejected Ron Paul, who was their presidential nominee 30 years ago.
Interestingly enough, the Libertarian Party would not have had to pay a dime to host Ron Paul. The Libertarian Party Mises Caucus was willing to pay the speaking fees for Ron Paul, incurring no costs to the LNC. In addition to Paul, the Mises Caucus also sought to bring Judge Andrew Napolitano to the convention. The Libertarian Party rejected these heroes. If one rejects someone like Ron Paul, it is safe to assume that they are not libertarians by any stretch of the imagination.
Here we see Daniel Hayes, the Convention Coordinator for the Libertarian Party, explicitly reject Ron Paul, claiming the former congressman has no idea what the party stands for. Hayes is also a Member-At-Large for the LNC. He is supposed to represent the entirety of the LP's membership. This is not where libertarians stand, but perhaps the "Libertarian" Party hates Ron Paul and true libertarianism now.
In the article that Hayes is triggered over enough to reject Ron Paul, Paul outlines the failings of the Libertarian Party in 2016. "Unfortunately the Libertarian Party has failed to live up to what should have been its role as an ideological alternative to Washington's one-party system. As was quite obvious in the 2016 presidential election, the Libertarians yielded to prevailing attitudes on war, welfare, the Federal Reserve, and more. In believing that winning was more important than standing for something, they ended up achieving neither."
Nothing Ron Paul said was false. The Libertarian Party sold out when they nominated people like Gary Johnson and Bill Weld. If Hayes thinks he is above criticism, he ought not to hold a public position in any political party. In the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus's official statement regarding the Libertarian Party's rejection of Ron Paul, Michael Heise, founder of the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus said "You would think that Ron would be a valued source of advice and that his followers and audience at the Ron Paul Liberty Report would be a prime recruiting ground for the Libertarian Party."
But it seems that the Libertarian Party is more interested in getting cozy with Mike Shipley, founder of the Socialist Caucus of the Libertarian Party. Is anyone really surprised that the people rejecting Ron Paul are openly associating with communists who reject private property? Here we have Nicholas Sarwark, chairman of the Libertarian Party, showing his affection for the communists who have hijacked libertarianism.
This isn't the first time the LP attacked true libertarians. Think about the time they equated Ron and Rand Paul with the Bushes and the Clintons.
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