Alcohol Prohibition Spawned Mexico’s First Drug Cartel

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Those old enough to remember Prohibition in the U.S. remember it as a controversial and violent era.  The Eighteenth Amendment and Volstead Act, passed by Congress in 1919, prohibited the manufacture and sale of “intoxicating liquor” for recreational use.  Prohibition took effect in January 1920, but its effects will still be felt in 2020.

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The Libertarian Party of Nevada is Part of Team Solar

The Libertarian Party of Nevada supports a market based solution to energy production, diversification and innovation. The Libertarian Party of Nevada is part of Team Solar and we join the fight with other groups such as Sunrun, Go Solar, Nevada Solar Owners Association, REPOWER by Solar Universe, Radiant Solar, Scott Lafata for Nevada, Conservatives for Energy Freedom and The Alliance for Solar Choice.

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., libertarian

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It’s still fashionable in America to celebrate the birthday of the Reverend, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  It’s a wonderful thing that the Civil Rights Movement is still taught in schools, but quite terrible how the statist agenda behind the curriculum has re-written the history books to portray the federal government as the ultimate savior and champion of civil rights.

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Video: Celebrity Candidate Meet & Greet Libertarian Party of Nevada Jan 8, 2016

In celebration of the historic event of welcoming Assemblyman John Moore to the Libertarian Party of Nevada and the addition of fantastic celebrity candidates coming on board, the Party held a Celebrity Candidate Meet and Greet at the Foundation Room. The event took place on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 8:00pm.

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Video: Libertarian Party of Nevada Press Conference January 8, 2016

The Libertarian Party of Nevada made history last Friday with several major announcements.  At a press conference hosted in the Libertarian Party’s Las Vegas office, Nevada Chairman Brett Pojunis announced a new Libertarian in the state legislature: Assemblyman John Moore, representing District 8, officially changed his party affiliation to the Libertarian Party.  Moore is the first Libertarian in state office since New Hampshire in the 1990s.

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Libertarians work with Nevadans to fight against Monopolies #FightThePower

The Nevada Utilities Commission is not only a corrupt organization serving interests, but it is also robbing regular Nevada citizens of both their liberties to choose clean energy as well as the jobs of workers presenting alternative options outside of the monopoly.

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History, Celebrities, and the Libertarian Party

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The Libertarian Party of Nevada made history last Friday with several major announcements.  At a press conference hosted in the Libertarian Party’s Las Vegas office, Nevada Chairman Brett Pojunis announced a new Libertarian in the state legislature: Assemblyman John Moore, representing District 8, officially changed his party affiliation to the Libertarian Party.  Moore is the first Libertarian in state office since New Hampshire in the 1990s.

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Misfortune In Malheur

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Whose rights are the protesters representing, exactly?

Over the weekend, the Bundy family and up to 100 supporters occupied the headquarters of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge. This followed the resentencing of Steven and Dwight Hammond, who were found guilty of violating the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996. How the resentencing happened and why, from a legal standpoint, is explained quite well in this Popehat Lawsplainer - long story short, they were convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. § 844(f)(1), which has a mandatory minimum sentence of five years:

Whoever maliciously damages or destroys, or attempts to damage or destroy, by means of fire or an explosive, any building, vehicle, or other personal or real property in whole or in part owned or possessed by, or leased to, the United States, or any department or agency thereof, or any institution or organization receiving Federal financial assistance, shall be imprisoned for not less than 5 years and not more than 20 years, fined under this title, or both.

Whether arson actually occurred, meanwhile, is also an open question. A rather detailed, if one-sided, description of the events sympathetic to the Hammonds from TheConservativeTreeHouse.com has been making the rounds and paints a picture of an oft-persecuted family performing a series of routine controlled burns that performed according to expectations but were used to manufacture insurmountable legal pressure on the Hammond family - pressure which the family ultimately succumbed to out of expediency in exchange for a plea bargain. The prosecution's side, meanwhile - as summed up by this Burns Times-Herald article - is that Steven and Dwight Hammond set a fire to cover up poaching activities and also started a controlled burn in violation of a BLM-issued Do Not Burn order that inadvertently burned public land, both of which were found by a jury to be acts of arson. A roundup of both accounts, along with a copy of the original sentencing court's opinions, can be found here.

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The many flavors of Libertarian

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Every political movement is a coalition of coalitions - even ours.

With the announcement at the beginning of the year of the birth of the Libertarian Skeptics Network, the number of caucuses organized around influencing the Libertarian Party continues to grow. This is good - the more groups of people choosing to work together to grow the Libertarian Party, the better, and the Libertarian Party of Nevada is proud to have two of its members - Andrew Lea, the Youth Director of the Libertarian Party of Nevada, and Jason Weinman, our Outreach Director - serving on its board. 

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January 2016 LPNevada Newsletter

7 Dates you NEED to know for 2016

Check out our exciting new newsletter, hot off the presses!

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