There seems to be a lot of confusion within the party, and the broader Liberty Movement, about the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP), the Statement Of Principles (SOP), the LP Pledge, “pragmatism,” “purity,” and even libertarianism. Lets try to clear it up, shall we? First of all, it is unreservedly false that the NAP is the “core principle,” of Libertarianism, or even that it’s a defining feature. Libertarianism is a political philosophy, defined by an easily identifiable set of policies. One is a libertarian, or not, on the basis of the policies that you support or oppose, not on the basis of your justification for those policies. The NAP is an ethical philosophy, defined by holding the categorical opposition to the initiation of force as the highest good (or, in many cases, the only good).Read more
The Pennsylvania-born writer Sarah Miller has a lot to say about physical fitness, self-confidence, and the importance of personal responsibility. Her story involves riches, the wilderness, and Ayn Rand.Read more
There has been much in-fighting in the Libertarian Party as of late. And for us to continue to grow, it needs to stop. We need to come together in a way that we haven't for many years. In fact, I believe the Party is on the cusp on something huge. Something good, or something bad, is what we make of it, and how we handle the next 190 days. To start the conversation, I'd like to share a story my church's pastor told us many years ago: The Allegory of Bathroom-Jesus. It has similar themes to Dr. Seuss's "The Butter Battle Book."Read more
I had the pleasure of interviewing former New Mexico Governor and 2016 presidential candidate Gary Johnson at the Libertarian Party of California 2016 Convention, held at the LAX Hilton. LP Nevada sent a volunteer delegation led by state chair Brett Pojunis to help the LPC with audio/video and communications. I solicited Libertarian Party members and liberty activists for thought-provoking questions to ask our Party’s candidates.Read more
I had the pleasure of interviewing presidential candidate John McAfee at the Libertarian Party of California 2016 Convention, held at the LAX Hilton. LP Nevada sent a volunteer delegation led by state chair Brett Pojunis to help the LPC with audio/video and communications. I solicited Libertarian Party members and liberty activists for thought-provoking questions to ask our Party’s candidates.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more