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William Weld Signed Letter Supporting PATRIOT Act

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The nomination of former Massachusetts Governor William Weld as the Libertarian Party’s Vice Presidential nominee was not one which was met without controversy. Activists booed Weld throughout the convention and there even had to be a second ballot to ultimately confirm him as Vice President. This was due to Weld’s positions on spending, gun control, war, the EPA and a host of other issues. That being said, this author has discovered something which was not brought up during the fight over Weld’s nomination and is an absolutely damning position for anybody who claims to care about the 4th amendment. In 2005, as a debate over the renewal of the PATRIOT Act waged in the Senate, notorious neocon Frank Gaffney of the Center for Security Policy authored a letter urging renewal of the law which was signed by over 50 members of the national security establishment. This included men such as John Ashcroft, Frank Gaffney, James Woolsey and…..yes, newly crowned Libertarian Party Vice Presidential nominee William Weld. The letter specifically cited…

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An Open Letter To Libertarian Delegates: Do Not Vote For Gary Johnson

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Libertarians will be the first to tell someone, “Don’t vote for the lesser of two evils,” but when it comes to Gary Johnson, some of them will be perfectly fine getting behind the lesser of three evils. Don’t do it. The 2016 election is a historic and wild election that has already garnered media attention for the Libertarian Party. For distraught individuals who can’t back Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, they see an alternative. You represent the Libertarian Party. The least you could do is give them a libertarian alternative. The Libertarian Party is meant to buck the party politics nonsense we see from Republicans and Democrats and stand for principle, and you finally have the chance. To support someone just because he has name recognition is going against principle and toward party politics. It will make you just as bad as the Republicans and Democrats. You need to stand for something. Johnson has come out in support of using the state to force Jewish bakers to bake Nazi…

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PARTY REVOLT: Delegate Straw Poll Places Gary Johnson Nomination In Doubt

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The Liberty  Conservative has just received a photo from an anonymous delegate at the Libertarian National Convention in Orlando, where the Libertarian Party’s 2016 Presidential nominee is being selected. This photo is of the final results of the straw poll taken of the delegates to determine who will make the debate stage for tonight’s CSPAN Debate. With the cut off having been in the mid 80’s for entry, there will be five candidates on the stage. That being said, what is more interesting about these results is Gary Johnson’s underwhelming performance in the straw poll. This was a poll exclusively of delegates to the convention, and Johnson received 226 out of 747 votes for a 30.2% share of the vote. For a candidate who the media has reported to have 60%+ of the delegates backing him that is a huge red flag. If this share of the vote holds up on the first vote at the convention Gary could find himself in a dead heat with John McAfee or Austin Petersen…

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John McAfee: Compromise Will Destroy The Libertarian Party

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The Libertarian Party is hoping to capitalize on voter dissatisfaction with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, as well as on the public’s overall dissatisfaction with the Washington establishment, as they prepare to meet to select Presidential and Vice-Presidential nominees at their national convention in Orlando, Florida. While many expect former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, the party’s nominee in 2012, to receive the nomination again, he is facing significant resistance from many activists in the party, most prominently after his recent endorsement of former Republican Governor of Massachusetts William Weld as his running mate. Weld has faced intense criticism for his support of gun control measures while he served as Governor of Massachusetts, including a ban on “assault weapons”, a ban on the sale of handguns to anyone under the age of 21, and the implementation of a state-level “Brady Bill” to subject gun purchasers to a five-day waiting period and background checks. His past support for gun control, as well as questionable views on foreign policy and eminent domain, prompted Reason.com writer…

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Are You #ManEnough4Hillary ?

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With all the absurdity and pandering this election cycle, it’s hard to tell if campaigns are being serious or it’s just a troll on the internet. A new Hillary Clinton “campaign” photo has been gaining traction on twitter today: #ManEnough4Hillary? I thought the Left despised masculinity? Way to emasculate male voters… #ImNotWithHer pic.twitter.com/bm3zCsePFO — Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) May 26, 2016 The hunky lumberjack caught the eye of Twitter with the quote “I am man enough to vote for a woman… are you?” and the hashtag #ManEnough4Hillary. This has to be someone trolling…right? Or is Hillary Clinton’s campaign that out of touch. Upon a little bit of digging, twitter users quickly found that the model in the photo is a stock image, and was recently used in a syphilis ad on a bus. Whoops. Are you #ManEnough4Hillary? How about syphilis? pic.twitter.com/Pi3eSfS7d2 — Matthew Salvatore (@mattywid) May 26, 2016

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U.S. Nuclear Force To Phase Out Floppy Disks By 2017 Despite $80 Billion On Federal Upgrades

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If you asked most children what a floppy disk is, they wouldn’t have the slightest clue. While most computers today do not even use one – a sign of progress – a recent report states that the U.S. Pentagon is still using 8-inch floppy disks from the 1970s to operate its nuclear weapons. This should be a disturbing revelation on many counts. Seemingly undeterred by the lucrative spending allocated towards the military budget, (about $598.5 billion just in 2015) the Office of Management and Budget noted $80 billion of it was to be allocated towards maintaining aging computer systems. Yet, the Government of Accountability Office showed that the Pentagon was one of many departments where “legacy systems” urgently needed to be replaced. It is worth mentioning that the Government of Accountability Office also noted that more than 75 percent of $80 billion budgeted was for federal IT efforts across all agencies for the 2015 fiscal year. Much was spent on operations, maintenance investment, and they claim that this spending has increased in the past seven years. Never mind that the Department of…

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Conservatives Under Siege – Why The 10th Amendment Is The Last Hope For Traditional Marriage

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Late in the autumn of 1943, German fighter general Adolf Galland headed to the opulent estate of Luftwaffe Reichsmarschall and Hitler’s second-in-command, Hermann Göring. Galland, a decorated combat ace, had seen extensive action on the western front, and by this point in the war, he could see that the odds were turning against the Third Reich, as British and American bombers made regular raids deep into fortress Europe, escorted by new, long-range allied fighters that had started to thin his distinguished ranks. Galland’s mission on this night was to convince Göring that Germany must re-tool their air force for a defensive struggle in light of the Allies’ ever-tightening stranglehold on the skies over Europe.  While Hitler and Göring insisted that the Luftwaffe continue to focus on offensive strategies and vengeance weapons like the infamous V1 and V2 rockets, Galland knew that if they did not soon cut back on bomber production and boost their fighter force, Allied bombers would soon roam the European skies unchallenged. Conversely, if they shifted…

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The Fight For The Libertarian Nomination, Explained

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In Orlando this weekend, the Libertarian Party will settle on their standard bearer for 2016. Not since 2004 has there been such intrigue at a Libertarian Party convention, and with the traditional two-party system as weak as it has ever been, it’s the first time in decades the Libertarian Party nomination may have impact outside the LP. For this reason, I think it’s worthwhile to highlight what I see as the different tactics of the various camps, and what I think each nominee would mean to the future of the Libertarian Party, and Ron Paul’s “liberty movement” as a whole. In a way, the LP nomination battle has a similar story to what has played out in the two larger parties: the battle between the establishment and the outsiders. The LP establishment is obviously embodied by Gary Johnson, last year’s nominee and the long preferred “libertarian” politician of David Boaz and the beltwayatarian elite.  Johnson’s appeal to the Cato-crowd is obvious, he embodies the brand of libertarianism that would…

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The Politically Correct Perversion Of Superhero Movies

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In 2002, Marvel published the first issue of The Ultimates, their alternative “Ultimate” universe run of the Avengers comics. Although this comic didn’t offer the first appearance of the new version of Nick Fury, it did offer the fully developed revision of the character. In it, he was changed from the traditional white, military-officer-esque character to a New York-tough black man. The new Nick Fury was intentionally modeled after Samuel L. Jackson, both in appearance and personality. Six years before the debut of the first Iron Man movie in which Jackson appeared in the post-credits scene, it was a foregone conclusion that he would be cast in the role of Nick Fury in future movies. As a result, a traditionally white character was changed to a black character. Both comic book and movie fans, by and large, loved this. It wasn’t because we felt this deep desire to see more diversity among our beloved characters. Frankly, the vast majority of us are entirely indifferent on the matter. But the general…

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“Political Correctness” Is Not The Problem: Victim Culture Is

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From Berkeley to Boston, cities, states, and ‘safe-space’ after ‘safe space’ have been falling victim to a brutal culture of suppressed speech and demonized debate. This relatively new atmosphere, coined “PC Culture”, has resulted in absolutely laughable absurdities from Mizzou’s segregated safe spaces to Oberlin University’s demand for salaried protests. The free exchange of ideas, once a hallmark of academia, has been reduced to barricaded lecture halls, and near rioting at the sight of conservative speakers. Everything from gender specific pronouns to American flags have been deemed offensive and campaigned against. This culture even came up on the wrong end of jokes in the popular TV show “South Park”, for nonsensical checkings-of-privilege, and for fostering an environment that suppresses diversity of thought. These manifestations are fundamentally immoral- and Political Correctness has been deemed their cause. However, this is false.  PC culture is not at fault. It’s not inherently evil, it’s not why nearly everything is now deemed offensive, it’s not what’s forcing the fake outrage on college campuses, and…

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Dear Austin Petersen, Personhood Is The Ultimate Liberty Issue

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Dear Austin, As a Libertarian Presidential Candidate, I know you’re busy with a lot of interviews and meetings with conservative media and voters looking for a way out of the coming Trump/Hillary nightmare, but I wanted to take the opportunity to reach out to you and try to iron out some of the wrinkles in your pro-life messaging. See, protecting life is an utterly non-negotiable issue for a slew of Libertarians as well as Republicans, and polls show that the nation as a whole is moving in an anti-abortion direction, with the highly-libertarian Millennial generation leading the way. Many of us flatly refuse to support anyone who won’t fight for the right to life, no matter how much we might agree on other things. I think you’re on the right track with the life issue, and that’s incredibly important for the sake of moving the historically pro-choice Libertarian Party (LP) that way. Your stance on this issue could impact the future of the LP well beyond 2016, and to…

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Liberty Can Still Win In November: Just Don’t Vote For Donald Trump Or Hillary Clinton

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Imagine a scenario on November 8, 2016: Donald Trump receives 59 million votes; Hillary Clinton receives 57 million votes. Donald Trump gets 253 electoral college votes; Hillary Clinton receives 267 electoral college votes.  Both major parties fail to meet the electoral college’s requirement of 270 votes. The catch? The Libertarian Party’s candidate receives 11 million votes and 18 electoral college votes. The Green Party receives 3 million votes and no electoral college votes. In this scenario, the United States Congress would vote and select the next President of the United States, essentially forcing the United States Congress to act as an essential check on the people. The top three candidates with electoral college votes will be eligible to collect any votes in the House of Representatives, as stated by the twelfth amendment. “The person having the greatest Number of votes for President, shall be the President, if such number be a majority of the whole number of Electors appointed; and if no person have such majority, then from the…

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The Good Mix Of Feminism And Music

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Despite my last article, I must profess to being neither an anti-feminist nor a feminist. I simply seek to inform meaningful cultural dialogue on issue. While I encourage both feminists and anti-feminists to continue forward, this piece specifically targets the undecided person, the one who has heard both good and bad things about feminism and seeks to understand the diversity within this broad school of thought. While people  often mischaracterize feminism as angry and man-hating, the explanations offered for why this stereotype exists only serve to further promote rather than abolish the misconception. Articles blaming men for the marketing and branding ills of the feminist movement prove counterproductive in debunking the idea that feminists blame men for virtually everything. However, not all feminists shame and undermine themselves in arguments and actions. Hip hop feminism is one sub-field which seeks neither semi-satirical misandry nor fruitless ambiguity. Instead, scholar Aisha S. Durham’s Home with Hip Hop Feminism defines hip hop feminism as productively complementary and “in conversation with feminist studies, hip-hop…

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Feminism Is Becoming Both a Weak And Self-Defeating Movement

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Feminism is a growing topic of public debate as campus activists continue to protest speakers from many different backgrounds. From radical lesbian feminist Julie Bindel to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to women’s rights activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali to feminist scholar Christina Hoff Sommers, the suppressing of differing opinions and stifling of free and open debate now affects more than just conservative and libertarian voices. While some credit this primarily to a culture of sensitivity and moral relativism, it is time to consider the possibility that this is an elite-driven structural problem within the feminist movement which drives scholars and activists to cannibalize one another.  In order to see this in action, look no further than the treatment of artist and entrepreneur Beyoncé Knowles. In a group panel at the New School, seminal feminist scholar bell hooks accuse Beyoncé of performing lolita on the cover of Time magazine, but hooks also characterizes Knowles as a “terrorist” — whose power is ultimately a derivative of the status, wealth and…

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That Time John Stossel Schooled The College Democrats On My Campus

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It was Spring 2015 in the heart of New York City. I had just transferred to my new school after having attended a small, out-of-the-way college that nobody has ever heard of, in a state that many don’t even know exist (WV). And now I was here – at one of the most prestigious schools in the world, right in the roaring bustle of Manhattan, and surrounded by high-profile speaking events, guest lecturers, and tenured professors who all had their fair share of fame and recognition. As such, the school administration tended to hype up and advertise these people and events as major attractions, even within the campus community itself. I still remember when Arianna Huffington came to speak there, with a line all the way across the campus and around the corner to see her; Or Hillary Clinton, who practically shut down the whole place upon her arrival. And yet, I noticed a trend fairly early on in that the politics of all the most highly publicized figures…

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Far-Left Celebrates The Death Of Our “White Supremacist Nation”

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Seeking to further promote balkanization and stoke racial tensions, many on the far-left have sought to categorize Donald Trump supporters (or anyone who promotes Nationalism) as racists who long for a return to 1950s America when segregation was legal and practically all of the political power was held by white American males. Unwilling to promote racial unity, the far-left has decided to begin planning a party to celebrate America’s ‘dying white majority” in a revolution that overthrows our “white supremacist nation”. In a video posted on The Guardian’s YouTube channel, Steven Thrasher claimed that Donald Trump’s candidacy represents a racist backlash against the “bold advancement of progress” our country witnessed in electing its first African-American President. “When we voted against the odds to elect the first black president eight years ago, when we had a clear symbol that the country is literally becoming more black, why shouldn’t we have expected his successor to the meanest, whitest, most vile bigot possible?” he said. Thrasher expressed profound longing for the year 2043, when our “white…

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3 Ways To Become a Conservatarian Superstar Over Summer Vacation

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Hooray!!! The semester is over. But deep down, you know you miss the intellectual political conversations with friends from campus and are yearning to still be politically engaged. Here are three ways to hone in your political philosophy and become a conservatarian superstar while away from your college on summer vacation. 1. Don’t allow that free time to go to waste, educate yourself! The summer is prime time to get up to date on all political happenings. While relaxing and working on your tan by the pool, bring a copy of  The Libertarian Reader with you or read the trending news stories of the day on your iPad. On that same note, stay “social.” Social networking sites, like Twitter, often give readers access to news information that is not covered by the mainstream media. And many times, twitter users get access to breaking news faster than news outlets. If you’re not much of a reader, attend educational seminars like The Leadership Institute’s Youth Leadership School, the Institute For Humane Studies Summer Seminars, or Turning…

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Dear Libertarians: Please Stop Committing The “No True Scotsman” Fallacy

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We’ve all run into the “No True Scotsman” fallacy, whether or not we’ve always been aware that’s what it’s called. So to clarify right from the jump, let us lay out the purported logical argument of the fallacy to see just what it is, and where it is unsound: The proper structure of a logically valid argument is something like the following: Premise One: “X is good for you.” Premise Two: “Y is a form of X.” Conclusion: “Therefore, Y is good for you.” (This is a very simplistic and somewhat precarious explanation of logical argumentation, but for our purposes, this does just fine. Just keep in mind that a proper philosophy course is really where you should turn for fully fleshed out explanations and structures of logic.) Here’s where logical fallacies become tricky, though: Any argument can be made to appear logically sound as long as it takes this P1,P2,C form or some variant. But that’s only telling part of the the story, as such a structure can…

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It’s Time I Wrote About Gary Johnson (and William Weld)

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There is a schism in the liberty movement right now. For various reasons (some good, many ridiculous), it has broken into factions that seem to become more and more cults of personality around each of the frontrunners of the Libertarian Party primary in Gary Johnson, Austin Petersen, and John McAfee. Thus far in this race, my own writings have ended up focusing primarily on Petersen – not out of any particular allegiance or favoritism to Petersen in particular, but because I saw what I considered to be an unusually high amount of negativity being leveled at him from within the party. But this got me thinking, why not do my fair share of defense for Gary Johnson, as well? Aside from Petersen, Johnson is the one who seems to be getting the most amount of hate (mostly from Petersen fanboys) for not being a “real” libertarian. Anyone who is even a little familiar with my political writings should already know all the reasons why I take issue with that…

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Glenn Beck: The Liberty Movement’s Benedict Arnold

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After facing withering criticism following revelations from former employees that Facebook was routinely suppressing news stories from conservative media sources on their “trending” news section, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg summoned a handpicked list of “Conservative leaders” to the company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California to address the controversy. Among those who attended the meeting were: CNN political commentator S.E Cupp, Mitt Romney’s former digital director Zac Moffatt, Washington Examiner columnist Kristen Soltis Anderson, former George W. Bush Press Secretary Dana Perino, and commentator Glenn Beck. When further controversy erupted over the discovery that practically all of the “Conservative leaders” invited were part of the #NeverTrump movement, Barry Bennett, a senior advisor to the Trump campaign, was invited to attend. It should be noted that some of the most influential Conservative media outlets, several of which were subjected to Facebook’s article censorship, were not invited. Most notably, Matt Drudge of the influential news aggregator The Drudge Report was left in the cold, as was Breitbart, in a move to punish them for their perceived support…

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The TSA Is Holding Our Country Hostage

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Hurry up to wait……and wait……and wait. That has been the slogan from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) over the last few weeks as videos showing screening lines stretching for miles throughout airports in Atlanta, Chicago, and New York (among others) have gone viral. The trade group Airlines for America has expressed concern that, as the peak summer travel season approaches, the growing number of travelers will cause even longer screening lines at America’s airports. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has cited a drop in personnel levels, due to budget cuts enacted by Congress, as the main cause of the long lines (even as the agency, to add insult to injury, has pocketed over $700,000 in loose change from travelers at airports across the country, wasted nearly $1.4 million on an app that randomly displays an arrow directing passengers to the fastest route through screening lines, and another $3 million on explosive-detecting “puffer machines” that never worked). The union representing TSA employees has called for the hiring of an additional 6,000 airport screeners to reduce wait…

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Gary Johnson Selects “Phony Libertarian” As VP

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Gary Johnson, perceived front-runner for the Libertarian Party, announced today that he would choose former Massachusetts’s Governor Bill Weld as his Vice Presidential candidate. On paper, the move seems to make a lot of sense. Weld, like Johnson, is a former Republican who has long had a reputation for being a “libertarian,” having been a long standing supporter of abortion, gay marriage, and the legalization of marijuana. Unfortunately, also like Johnson, his grasp of libertarian principles is questionable outside these few social issues. In 1993 economist Murray Rothbard noted Weld’s disappointing fiscal record in an article titled “Phony Libertarians”: As Bill Weld increasingly becomes the darling of the Republican Left, his fiscal leftism, too, has now come out of the closet. Weld’s newly proposed budget for next year is a whopping $900 million increase over the current fiscal year, bringing the total up to $15.2 billion. Weld’s proposed big spending budget includes a $9 million increase on environmentalism (bringing the total up to $149 million), and no less than…

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Renegade Party: A New Home For Conservative Rebels?

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After being blasted on Breitbart as a “Republican spoiler” and “renegade Jew” for refusing to support GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump, founder and editor of the Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol, is firing back. Taking in stride the comments from the Trump-adoring media outlet, Kristol recently purchased the web domain www.RenegadeParty.com and created the twitter account @RenegadeParty. I've bought https://t.co/xKmuMgr8Eh. Redirects (for now) to https://t.co/Np2BpY3HMA. Ducks all in a row. All that's needed now: a candidate. — Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 17, 2016   https://twitter.com/RenegadeParty/status/732676451376365568 Since the rise of Trump, voices on the right have been advocating for a true conservative to step forward as a third party option. Rumors have been swirling of closed door strategic meetings with #NeverTrump Republicans and names such as Mark Cuban, Ben Sasse, and John Kasich have been throw into the mix as third party options. Will the Renegade Party be the new party name for the conservative alternative to a Trump/Clinton race? Public polling and research by Data Targeting, Inc., which was released today, paints a…

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Americans Have Forgotten That Private Means Private

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Is it just me, or have people lost sight of the concept that a private organization is just that– private? They can make their own rules as they see fit, that is until a progressive’s feeling get hurt and they make it their crusade to tackle the private organizations and all who associate. I hail from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. My well respected Alma Mater, Bishop McDevitt High School, has been making national news recently. This Catholic private high school barred a student from entering their prom because of what she chose to wear to the event. The student was aware of the dress code and was repeatedly warned by the school that she would not be allowed in the event if she did not abide by the dress code. But Aniya Wolf showed up to the prom on May 6th, donning her tuxedo and brought the local news with her. The story spread like wildfire, with people across the nation screaming the school is bigoted and homophobic for making this decision. But Bishop McDevitt High…

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Students For Rand Director Cliff Maloney To Lead Young Americans For Liberty

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The liberty movement received very exciting news today, as Cliff Maloney Jr announced that he has been promoted to the Executive Director position at Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), the largest libertarian youth organization in the country. Cliff brings a wealth of experience from within the liberty movement, most recently as the national director of “Students for Rand”, Rand Paul’s youth outreach campaign. Students for Rand was one of the parts of the campaign that worked best, organizing over 500 chapters and creating a nationwide campus apparatus. Before this Cliff was a regional director for YAL after having been the Pennsylvania state chairman in 2011-2012. Young Americans for Liberty is the largest and fastest growing campus liberty organization in the country. With a rapidly expanding network of over 700 chapters in all 50 states, YAL has flexed their muscle on campuses across the country as well as at events such as CPAC, changing the narrative and helping to create a more liberty leaning youth than has ever existed before. With over…

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The Ghetto: Coming To a Suburb Near You

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Not content to be sidelined by the campaign to elect his successor, lame duck President Barack Obama is preparing another attack on the American dream. This time around, Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (and probable running mate for Hillary Clinton) Julian Castro aim to punish America’s suburban communities for their success by using a government scheme, drawn directly from United Nations Agenda 21, to move people from large urban areas to the suburbs in order to remedy a “lack of diversity” in those suburban areas. As reported in the New York Post, “Hillary’s rumored running mate, Housing Secretary Julian Castro, is cooking up a scheme to reallocate funding for Section 8 housing to punish suburbs for being too white and too wealthy.” The scheme involves creating a type of “super-sized” government voucher, in the mold of Section 8, to allow poor residents of urban areas to afford housing in suburban areas. In addition, those residents would be assigned government real estate agents, known as a “mobility…

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Kerry And Obama: Get Ready For a Borderless World

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Secretary of State John Kerry, keen to stem the rising tide of nationalism that has propelled Donald Trump’s candidacy for the Republican nomination for President, warned college graduates to prepare for a “complex and borderless world” during a commencement speech before Northeastern University graduates, while President Barack Obama told graduating students at Rutgers University that building walls will not change our increasingly interconnected world. Kerry, speaking to graduating students from Northeastern University in Boston, took a not-so subtle jab at Trump, specifically at his call for the construction of a wall along the border with Mexico, while also pushing the new globalist slogan of a “borderless world”. “The future demands from us something more than a nostalgia for some rose-tinted version of the past that did not really exist in any case,” he said. “You’re about to graduate into a complex and borderless world.” Appearing before graduating students at Rutgers University, President Obama was all too eager to join his Secretary of State in attacking Trump’s call for a border…

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Where We Go From Here: The Rising Stars Of The Liberty Movement

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Donald Trump has, in the last two weeks, wrapped up the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and ensured what many are calling “the worst election of our lifetimes” by making this a Trump vs Clinton election. When faced with such a prospect, combined with the embarrassing ineptitude of the Libertarian Party as they attempt to choose a nominee, it would be very easy for Liberty Conservatives across the country to become cynical. After all, this is objectively the toughest moment we’ve faced as a movement since Ron Paul’s 2008 presidential run sparked years of constant growth. That being said, rather than focus on the disastrous state of the Presidential election, liberty activists may find more optimism and opportunity in looking down ballot at the potential liberty leaders of the future. We have a chance to promote men and women across the country who have the talent, experience and passion to lead the next generation of liberty lovers in the fight against big government. These men and women come from all…

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Obama, Rhodes, Iranian Nukes And Presidential Lies

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It’s For Your Own Good Elected on a wave of goodwill, hope and change, the Obama administration sought out opportunities to not only “fundamentally transform America,” but to “restore America’s standing in the world.” These efforts included changes to the ways the administration addressed both allies and enemies alike. High up on the Obama regime’s list – even before the 2008 election – was outreach to the rogue state of Iran, well known as the predominant sponsor of terrorism in the Middle East and around the globe, and a threat for nuclear proliferation. Early on in the Obama tenure, domestic policy became the main focus as the efforts to pass Obamacare and the bloated $900 billion “stimulus” occupied most of the energy, attention and political capital of the regime. But behind the scenes, especially at the State Department, small but noticeable changes began taking place that would lay the groundwork for the diplomatic outreach to Iran. Chief among the movers and shakers, it has since come to light that…

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Snowflakes: Stop Shutting Down Free Speech

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A lack of diverse political discussion on college campuses does more harm than help to developing students. College is a place for exploring new ideas and opening your mind to concepts you’ve never heard of before; not cowering in fear and retreating at the sight of chalk writings found on your campus sidewalk. What has the environment on college campuses become if students are feeling threatened and unsafe because of someone writing a political candidates name in chalk on a sidewalk? A history of shutting down political discussion, particularly from the right, has been emerging across college campuses and can have a detrimental effect on student’s education. Just recently, when conservative commentator Ben Shapiro came to speak at California State University, Los Angeles, students had to literally sneak into the event due to organizations such as Black Lives Matter and the Black Student Union protesting and obstructing the events entrance. Rather than shutting down speech that is contrary to your beliefs, students should engage on the subject. Students have…

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A Repudiation Of The Bush Doctrine And The Trotskyist Neocons

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As Donald Trump becomes the presumptive Republican nominee for President, many in the party establishment have indicated their unwillingness to endorse him, claiming his views run counter to the modern “Conservative” movement. Chief among those who repeat the slogan #neverTrump are former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, whose son and brother Jeb was soundly rejected by Republican primary voters, as well as South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham (who barely registered in primary polling), failed Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and Neoconservative talking heads like Bill Kristol and George Will. Part of their vehement opposition to Trump’s candidacy stems from, whether they wish to admit it or not, anger over Republican primary voters’ sound rejection of the Bush Doctrine and the Neocon agenda. Not only were Jeb and Lindsay Graham (two stalwarts of the Neocon wing of the Republican Party) chased out of the race early, Trump has nearly secured the nomination by denouncing the Bush administration’s agenda. The War in Iraq claimed thousands of lives, and has left the…

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Donald Trump, Libertarians, And The Potential “Victorious Defeat.”

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In the 1856 election, the country was bitterly divided between the Democratic Party – which had dominated the office of the Presidency since Thomas Jefferson – and the new parties that came about from the destruction of the Whigs. In 1848, members of the Whig party had been branching off and forming third parties, mostly due to the contentious issue of slavery in the western territories. In 1848, former Whigs formed the Free Soil Party, the platform of which revolved around the issue of territorial slavery. In the 1850s, the anti-Irish immigrant American Party (known colloquially as the “Know Nothings”) began to flourish. The division of the Whigs seemed like good news for the Democrats. But in 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which was an attempt at a compromise between the “Slave Power” and the Free-Soilers, created a division among the Democrats. In the same year, the Republican Party was formed. Two years later, the Republicans nominated their first presidential candidate in a three-way election. The Democrats nominated James Buchanan,…

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The Libertarian Party Vs. Austin Petersen

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On the night of the first ever nationally televised Libertarian Party presidential debate, myself and a small group of fellow writers, editors, and activists were invited by Libertarian Party candidate Austin Petersen to an after party of sorts in downtown New York City. It was history in the making – for the first time, national news had covered a debate between candidates seeking a nomination for this party, which was not one of the two viable political parties in the Republicans and Democrats (though if the state of those factions as of 2016 counts as “viable” today, I’m not sure how much credence we should give that definition). What this meant was that the mainstream news media was finally willing to take a third party ticket seriously, or at the very least, seriously enough to bother paying attention to us. This should have been a cause for celebration for us, and yet, an attitude of cautious optimism seemed to permeate the air in the room instead. Austin Petersen made…

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