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Why Gary Johnson Is Wrong About The System Coming Down To Two Parties

The popular two-term Republican Governor turned two-time failed Libertarian presidential candidate recently revealed that the third time is not a charm. In a Fox Business interview, he stated that he would not be running for office again in the next election. While many libertarians may breathe a sigh of relief after his poor showing in the last election cycle, he made another statement that is interesting. The two-time Libertarian Party candidate for President of the United States stated that everything does boil down to the parties. Essentially, because he couldn’t break through, Johnson thinks that it’s impossible for a third… Keep Reading

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Gary Johnson Officially Rules Out Running Again In 2020

In New Mexico, Gary Johnson enjoyed strong electoral success. As a Republican candidate running for Governor against a Democratic incumbent in 1994, he won with just under 50 percent of the vote. This number would increase by about five percent in the re-election cycle. His popularity would lead him to run for President as a Republican, before dropping out of the two-party system to join the Libertarian Party. Third parties do not enjoy much of any success at the federal level in the United States. If anyone outside of the two-party system does manage to succeed outside of the machine,… Keep Reading

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In a Dope Haze, Gary Johnson Sides With Swampy Senators Over President Trump

Finally escaping from his dope haze nearly a year losing as the Libertarian presidential contender, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson – infamous for several embarrassing campaign meltdowns including ‘What is Aleppo?’ and the MSNBC tongue incident – is back and as clueless as ever. He is taking the side of disgraced Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Bob Corker (R-TN) in their feud against President Donald Trump. “I think they’re spot on,” Gary Johnson said in an interview with FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto on “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” This was the first public interview he gave to the media since… Keep Reading

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Left-Libertarians And Corporatists Unite As Bill Weld Will Headline Students For Liberty Conference

Anyone who was hoping that former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld would be gone from the libertarian movement after last year’s dismal performance as Vice Presidential candidate is sorely mistaken. He is still being pushed as a leader of the libertarian movement, with the Koch-backed Students for Liberty hosting him as one of their regional conference headliners. In an age where rampant extremism and polarization, SFL is ignoring the passions of the people and centering its program around political stability, something that is not exactly in high demand at the present time. “Political instability, a decline in public trust, increasing debates… Keep Reading

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Libertarian Party Membership Numbers Take Nose Dive Under Sarwark’s Abysmal Leadership

Libertarian Party chairman Nicholas Sarwark has spent the better part of the past year alienating anyone to the right of Elizabeth Warren, and the results of his leadership style are officially in. Membership totals under Sarwark are abysmal, posting a year-to-year drop of 24 percent from 2016. Their membership of 18,908 dwindled to a mere 14,321 in only a year’s time. According to a Reason Magazine report, 2000 individuals turned their backs on the party in August alone while only 300 new members signed up. The spin machine is already in high gear, as incompetent and hapless party hacks make… Keep Reading

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Shameless Libertarian Rep Offers To Shave Unsightly Body Hair For Hurricane Relief

One of the few Libertarian elected officials is threatening to bare all and wax his body, for a good cause. New Hampshire State Rep. Joseph Stallcop, who switched from the Democratic Party to the Libertarian Party last year, has offered to wax all the unsightly hair from his body if he can raise $50,000 for Hurricane Harvey victims. “At the moment I knew … not even as someone who has a more public presence who could get more awareness, but just as a person who really wanted to help, I had to do something,” Stallcop said in an interview with… Keep Reading

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Libertarian Party Sides With ANTIFA, Releases Groveling Letter Following Charlottesville

The leftward drift of the Libertarian Party continues at a staggering pace. After failing to achieve relevance last year and capture even 5 percent of the popular vote in the Presidential race, the LP is continuing with the strategy that failed Gary Johnson last year. The plan to water down the principled libertarian message while groveling to the totalitarian left at every turn is still very much at hand. This is evident from the LP’s official post-Charlottesville statement, which lacked the courage to call out ANTIFA terrorists or their state enablers who sabotaged the proceedings, and instead only rehashed the… Keep Reading

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You Don’t Want Christopher Cantwell On Your Side

Christopher Cantwell is a fascist. That is not meant as a slur or an exaggeration. He says that he is a fascist in his Gab.ai profile. There is a warrant out for his arrest because somebody claims he broke the law during the Charlottesville protests. He professes his innocence. Whether or not he is guilty is not up for me to decide. Cantwell has the right to due process, something that he would not likely get if he were in a similar situation in a fascist country. Not even Nazis are safe from other Nazis. How did Cantwell go from… Keep Reading

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Libertarian Party Chairman Teams With Open Leftists To Vilify Tom Woods As Racist

While Libertarian Party chairman Nicholas Sarwark has frequently embarrassed himself during his achievement-less tenure in his post, he has stooped to a new low. Sarwark is working with professed communists to throw libertarian icon, Tom Woods under the bus as a racist. Using the fallout from “Unite the Right” to attack his critics, Sarwark–assisted by openly-leftist LP members–dug up a quote from a podcast that took place many years ago where Tom Woods congratulated Christopher Cantwell for attacking figures such as Jeffrey Tucker and other libertarians who were attempting to inject leftism into the movement. Keep Reading

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Libertarian Party Chairman Slams Mises Institute, Links Holocaust Survivor To Nazism

In case any question remained as to whether non-leftist and paleolibertarian voices were welcomed in the Libertarian Party, LP Chairman Nicholas Sarwark made it clear in a recent Twitter battle with liberty movement voices associated with the Ludwig von Mises Institute. The institute’s President, Jeff Deist, was singled out in particular for ridicule. Attempting to deflect from his critics’ accusations of the LP being nothing more than a gargantuan black hole defined by a puerile obsession with marijuana, Sarwark shamefully accused the Mises Institute of “being the preferred choice of actual Nazis.“ Sarwark’s sensationalist accusation is distasteful not only for its… Keep Reading

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Libertarian Party Chairman Savaged For Virtue Signaling In Brutal Twitter Beatdown

Libertarian Party chairman Nicholas Sarwark has come under fire for his abrasive and ineffective leadership style, but he took it to a new extreme last night. After insulting Murray “Mr. Libertarian” Rothbard and then focusing his ire on libertarian heroes like Tom Woods and Bob Murphy, libertarians on Twitter decided to take the fledgling figurehead to task. “Dishonest LP chair implies I’m white nationalist/Nazi. Sad. I only think he’s a lying idiot,” intellectual property expert Stephen Kinsella said in a Tweet. “So [Sarwark] takes unprovoked potshots at [Tom Woods] and then tries to act like he has moral high ground,”… Keep Reading

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A Revolution Squandered: National Libertarian Events Show a Moribund Movement On Its Last Legs

Back in 2013, Ron Paul had recently retired from Congress, and spirits were high. Libertarians felt that Ron Paul would be remembered as a historical figure after his Presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012 with his legacy lasting for generations to come. Optimism permeated through the movement, and it was widely believed that his son, Rand, would realize its full promise. His anti-drone filibuster was a huge hit to pretty much everybody, and the sky was seemingly the limit. It took less than four years for all of those gains to be completely pissed away. All of the credibility, the… Keep Reading

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Spokesman Of The Cuban Libertarian Party Kidnapped By State Police

According to Zach Foster, International Libertarian activist, the Cuban Libertarian Party spokesman Nelson Rodriguez Chartrand was kidnapped by the Cuban Police. the State Security shows he is not in the records. Chartrand will either be held hostage or sent to the gulag. According to Mises Cuba, “Chartrand was scheduled to meet up at the Benjamin Franklin Libertarian Library but never made it.”  This is not uncommon and is actually a norm for the state’s treatment of political prisoners. In fact, the Cuban Libertarian Party (Partido Libertario Cubano- Jose Marti) was founded after two members of Mises Cuba were arrested for promoting free… Keep Reading

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Libertarian Party Vice Chair Releases Controversial Anti-Military Manifesto

Libertarian Party vice chair Arvin Vohra released a divisive manifesto last night deriding the institution of the military, promising a coordinated effort to counteract “the lies and bluster military recruiters use to dupe young men and women” in the months to come. “If you were tricked by military recruiters, help prevent the same thing from happening to others. Share your experiences, and speak out boldly,” Vohra said in a Facebook post that immediately generated a polarizing reaction with most of the feedback being resoundingly negative. “I don’t think someone is innately evil for being in the military, but I think… Keep Reading

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Libertarian Party Of Nevada Endorses Sabotaging Own Party’s Convention With Leftist Tactics

The Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Nevada has proposed an elaborate sabotage campaign based on far leftist tactics – to take down their own conference! David Colborne, Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Nevada, used the official website of state party to propose a sabotage campaign of their own Party’s conference to deny certain libertarian undesirables their right to organize within the Party. Although he was not mentioned specifically in the article, many links clearly indicate that the “polarizing” figure referenced by the article is Augustus Invictus. In his post titled “The Max Power Way” on the… Keep Reading

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ANTIFA Terror Threats Cause Venue To Drop Libertarian Festival; Event Now In Jeopardy

Terror threats from ANTIFA leftists have put next weekend’s Mid-Atlantic Liberty Festival in jeopardy. After left-libertarians released a call to arms vowing resistance, bomb threats were allegedly called in to the Hilton in Harrisburg, who were forced to cancel the event. “To me, it is horrifying that in the United States a fringe group can get away with its threats of violence, but such is the world in which we live,” event organizer Steve Scheetz said in a public Facebook post explaining the situation. The entire controversy arose after a debate was scheduled between former Libertarian Party Senate hopeful Augustus… Keep Reading

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“I’m THAT Libertarian!” – Libertarians Honor Marc Feldman With New Convention Slogan

The Libertarian Party has officially chosen “I’m THAT Libertarian” as the next slogan for their biannual national convention in remembrance of 2016 Presidential hopeful Marc Feldman, who passed away last year. He gave an impassioned speech that was widely seen as one of the highlights of the conference. At a tumultuous and divisive Libertarian National convention that caused bitter divisions within the party, Feldman’s unifying, passionate message was an across-the-board hit. A relative unknown at the time going up against several noteworthy competitors with national profiles, Feldman stole the show with his closing remarks – even his rivals were laughing… Keep Reading

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Election Results Show Third Parties Are a Dead End For Liberty Activists

While the world spins off of its axis in lieu of a Trump victory, some libertarians are celebrating a different kind of victory. The Libertarian Party had its best showing ever with the Gary Johnson and Bill Weld ticket. As of Nov. 10, they had racked up 4,083,280 accounting for 3.23 percent of the vote. This smashed any previous vote totals several times over. These results have fostered some optimism, but fell way short of the lofty expectations that were floated at the nominating conference. Libertarians believed that with two experienced governors that they could really capitalize on historically unpopular… Keep Reading

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Death With Dignity: The Principled Insanity Of Conservative Electoral Strategy

“We don’t win anymore.” If there’s one overwhelmingly applicable truth that conservatarians can glean from the deranged ramblings of Herr Trump, it’s the one his campaign has helped reinforce this cycle at the expense of the constitutional right: we don’t win anymore. Conservatives have become the Cleveland Browns of American politics. Sure, on a good year we can string together a few regular-season wins, but the most we can hope for by the postseason is a high draft pick and a new coach. Only we don’t ever get a new coach. We just keep trying the same failed plays over and over… Keep Reading

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Johnson-Weld Town Hall Disappoints Liberty Conservatives

Did the CNN Libertarian town hall capture the hearts and minds of disenfranchised liberty conservatives? For this conservatarian, who watched the town hall from start to finish, I would say a definite no. I still feel there is no candidate running for president that represents my views enough for me to vote for them. I have been very hopeful and optimistic with regards to the Johnson-Weld ticket. They appeal to libertarians and conservatives, I’ve been told. They are both former Republicans, they have executive experience, they can be the answer for liberty conservatives who will not vote for Trump of Hillary. But Johnson-Weld… Keep Reading

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The Libertarian Party Goes Gestapo, Supports Mass Surveillance And Federal Snitching

The worst Libertarian Party Presidential ticket in history is at it again. This time, infamous globalist gun-grabber and LP Vice Presidential candidate Bill Weld is doubling-down on mass surveillance and the federal police state to supposedly solve the problems of mass shootings and radical Islam. A Jun. 13 Washington Post article elaborates on Weld’s decisively anti-libertarian sentiments: Bill Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts now running as the Libertarian Party’s candidate for vice president, called today for a 1,000-agent task force to combat Islamic State adherents in the United States, and for a tip line where Muslims could inform on… Keep Reading

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From Irrelevance To Infamy: How The Libertarian Party Sold Its Soul For The GOP’s Leftovers

It is sad to see how despair can war an individual’s mind, and in spite of professing to be logical and rational, libertarians are not immune to this effect. In the aftermath of the Libertarian Party National Convention, we are seeing the tragic consequences of desperation manifest themselves throughout the greater liberty movement. The libertarian brand is now being besmirched and tarnished on a grand scale like never before because the Libertarian Party happily rolled out the red carpet for infiltrators to take over. Two lackluster, left-leaning Republican governors who were unable to maintain relevance in their own party are… Keep Reading

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Republican Liberty Caucus Vice Chair Betrays His Own Cause, Pushes Gun-Grabbing Warmonger

It was a very humiliating spectacle this past weekend at the Libertarian Party National Convention in Orlando, FL. And I’m not referring to the now infamous streaker who gained national headlines. Sadly, the shame brought on by the nude anarchist paled in comparison to the wretched ticket that Libertarian Party members had the audacity to put up for the Presidency. In fact, it could be argued that the slovenly naked man was acting valiantly as a whistleblower effectively exposing the party to the world as a colossal disgrace with his lascivious antics. What was really so disgraceful is the Libertarian Party, for… Keep Reading

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The Libertarian Party Blew It For Converts

Oh, Libertarian Party… You could have had me. You were this close! I am the demographic you are trying to reach out to: disenfranchised with the Republican Party presidential nominee; a lover of liberty not of political parties; someone searching for a new place to call home that represents the ideas I hold dear to my heart. I was optimistically hopeful. I spent my entire day tuned into the Libertarian Party convention hoping to see the legitimacy that I was yearning for. https://twitter.com/kayteemoyer/status/736989310520569856 Would this be my new place to put my trust? Behind lovers of liberty like myself who… Keep Reading

Culture/Politics

Dear Austin Petersen, Personhood Is The Ultimate Liberty Issue

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… Keep Reading

Philosophy/Politics

The Libertarian Party Vs. Austin Petersen

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… Keep Reading

Philosophy/Politics

The GOP Is Finally Dead. What That Means For Real Conservative Voters

Yesterday, the Republican Party gasped its final breath as Ted Cruz, the candidate I named in my last article as the only remaining viable option in the party, dropped out of the 2016 race for the GOP nomination. Rand Paul supporters had for months been disparaging this man’s campaign for no other tangible reason other than the fact that he wasn’t Rand Paul. I criticized this idle purism at the time, and I implicate it now as the cause for Cruz’s narrow-but-meaningful losses in votes and delegates that ultimately left Trump just enough in the lead to count Cruz’s campaign… Keep Reading

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