2017 State Convention Press Release

*** NEWS RELEASE ***

** Libertarian Party of Nevada announces 2017 State Convention **

January 21st, 2017 at the Opportunity Village: Oakey Campus in Las Vegas, NV area; credentialing starts at 9 am and the call to order is 12 pm.

 

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Pension Funds: How Things Go Wrong

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

Long ago, most people had to work nearly all their lives because very few folks could accumulate enough resources to support their families without working an occupation.

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Human Progress versus Self Immolation

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

We are humanists and, so, optimists.

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What We’re Thankful for This Year

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

Thanksgiving dinner is always a big event at the Knecht home, but it will be delayed this year. Ron will be in the hospital recovering from major back surgery.

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Here's what the Libertarian Party won this election

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UPDATE (12/31/16) In Southeastern Virginia, Tidewater Libertarian Party Vice Chair Jessica Abbott was elected to Virginia Beach City Council. She is the youngest (27) person ever elected to the VBCC and with 60% of the vote, she is the first challenger to defeat an incumbent by more than a 4% margin.

UPDATE (11/11/16) Libertarian Senator Laura Ebke (Nebraska) is still in office and runs for reelection in 2018.  Also, Libertarian Rep. Max Abramson (New Hampshire) won 4% in the race for governor and thus qualified the LP for automatic ballot access in New Hampshire. Additional states where we won ballot access not listed in the first draft include New Hampshire, Ohio, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

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MANY LIBERTARIANS FEEL demoralized after the general election.  One of the two authoritarian demagogues was going to win no matter what.  The most painful part is that our national ticket couldn’t clinch that 5% (and even people on the Gary Johnson campaign are unhappy with Governor Bill Weld).  Regardless of the disappointment, LP Nevada still applauds Governor Gary Johnson for bringing the Libertarian Party up to new milestones and for carrying forward the message of our platform.  Here are some of the victories we gained this election:

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A Nation Divided Then and Now

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Disagreement is part of human nature, especially in any society that values people as unique individuals.

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Economic Hitmen: Hillary Clinton's Haiti Scandals (part 1)

Principled Democrats have long opposed the government serving well-connected corporations at the expense of taxpayers. They also oppose capitalism's excesses at the expense of developing countries.  Hear about how the Clintons have been looting American taxpayers and looting the beleaguered post-Hurricane Haiti.

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LVMPD Officer Manhandles Disabled Veteran, Violates 1st Amendment

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The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department demonstrated today the City of Las Vegas and Clark County’s war on civil liberties.  Libertarian Party of Nevada activist Robert Heinrich and one other LP Nevada member (whose name will be withheld until he consents to being identified) were stopped, handcuffed, and charged with an infraction with no clear information on due process being provided.

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From the desk of Ron Knecht & Geoffrey Lawrence: Three State Ballot Measures We Oppose

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Note: The article below was authored by State Controller Ron Knecht and Assistant Controller Geoffrey Lawrence. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Libertarian Party of Nevada. The Libertarian Party of Nevada's views on the statewide questions can be seen here.

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Electoral College: your vote doesn't count in 40 states

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I’m so tired of hearing this nonsense from both sides: "A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for Hillary.  A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for Trump."

For Heaven’s sake, ENOUGH of that broken record!  Remember the Electoral College?  That institution that guarantees one party will take all the state’s electoral votes in the presidential election?  Unless you live in 1 of 9 or 10 battleground states, the Electoral College guarantees your vote doesn’t matter.

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