April 2016 Newsletter

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Libertarian Boxing Press Conference Announcement!

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Dependently Wealthy to Independently Strong

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Sarah Miller thinks outside the box.  She has a unique brand of humor and frankly doesn’t care who gets offended.  “Since when did free speech become conditional?” she asks rhetorically.  When this freelance writer and fan of all things libertarian isn’t stirring up controversy, she’s tackling new challenges.  Miller recently competed in NBC’s latest fitness reality show, Strong.

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Libertarian Boxer Making a Comeback!

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Earlier this month, American Dream Presents and the Libertarian Party of Nevada hosted LP Nevada’s 2016 convention after-party for a special double announcement.  LPN state chair Brett H. Pojunis announced his candidacy for the Libertarian Party national chairmanship.  Shortly before that, LPN’s own light-heavyweight champion Ron Johnson announced his return to the ring!

A double main event is happening on May 27, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida to coincide with the 2016 Libertarian National Convention.

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The Real Record on Income Inequality and Economic Growth

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

We frequently hear claims from the Left that Republican economic policies increase income inequality by benefiting the wealthy and leaving the poor and middle class in the dust.

Last year, President Obama dissed Republican leaders' empathy for income inequality, saying, "They're just trying to bamboozle folks. We've got an agenda and we know it works."

As economists, we know that history and experience around the world show that economic freedom and strong property rights, plus the rule of law, limited government with separation of powers, and personal liberty and individual rights produce the best results for the public interest in human wellbeing and fairness. As public officials, we take these matters seriously. So, the first question we ask on issues is whether a particular policy, law, regulation, decision, etc. promotes economic growth and thus gives people greater opportunities and aggregate wellbeing.

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‘Strong’ and Full of Sass

“Who is Sarah Miller?” I asked myself when an attractive brunette crossed my social media feed.  And why does she look like someone on TV?  The answer’s simple: because Sarah Miller is someone on TV! 

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The 29 year old Chicago resident is a contestant on NBC’s Strong, premiering this spring.  I had the opportunity to pick her brain and find out more about this up and coming reality star and what makes her tick.

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The Power Behind Bartering

Libertarians and Bartering

Siri, what is a Libertarian?
    A person who believes in the doctrine of free will.

It was 1980. Jimmy Carter was soon to leave office and Ronald Reagan would take his place at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The economy was stagnant, except for one interesting niche: Bartering. Bartering had grown beyond an old-fashioned way of country folk trading eggs for chopping firewood or a wagon load of hay for stud services from the neighbor's bull. Nearly every Fortune 500 company had a Barter Division. It was an effective method of making sales that otherwise wouldn’t have been made.

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LP Nevada and American Dream Presents America Fight Night!

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To be the best, you have to surround yourself with the best. —Muhammad Ali

The Libertarian Party of Nevada hosted celebrities and dozens of Party members at its 2016 state convention. The convention happened simultaneously in Carson City and Las Vegas and was simulcast so members in both the northern and southern regions could participate without having to travel far.

Attendees included Libertarian Assemblyman John Moore, TV star and Libertarian candidate Dennis Hof, championship boxer Ron "the American Dream" Johnson, and several members of the Libertarian National Committee.

After the convention, Party members and supporters flocked to Satay Thai Bistro for the official after party. The after party was attended by dozens of activists and a variety of special guests, including athletes and billionaires. Best of all, Libertarian Party members everywhere had access to the after party and some HUGE announcements (see video here)!

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Libertarian Assemblyman makes waves with college students

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Young Americans for Liberty hosted a state convention at UNLV this past weekend, which was attended by LP Nevada's leadership team. One of the keynote speakers was Assemblyman John Moore, introduced by YAL State Chair (and LPN Youth Caucus leader) Andrew Lea. Assemblyman John Moore is an Iraq War veteran, a businessman, and currently the only capital-L Libertarian serving in a state legislature.

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The Racism of the Drug War (part 3)

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A 2009 report titled “One in 31: The Long Reach of American Corrections” reveals the stark reality of America’s growing prison population; 1 out of every 31 adults in the U.S. is in prison. When the numbers are broken down by racial category, 1 in 11 African-Americans, 1 in 27 Latinos, and 1 in 45 whites is in prison or on probation or parole. The prison population has become racialized, which is grossly unfair and unjust.

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