Ron Paul vs. Nick Sarwark: The Real Truth

Ron Paul

Exactly 5 years ago I stepped on an airplane at Des Moines International Airport, having spent the last two weeks working my tail off for the Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign.  The Iowa Caucuses were a glorious time.  Ron Paul was the GOP front-runner before Fox News manufactured Rick Santorum's narrow victory.  That was realistically the closest the liberty movement has been to taking the White House and rolling back the federal government through the executive route.  We didn't make it, but I only regret that I couldn't do more.  I never thought I'd see the day when people in the movement openly criticize Ron Paul as un-libertarian (it would have absolutely been heard of 5 years ago).  Nonetheless, here's the truth about the recent snippy exchange between Ron Paul and LNC Chair Nick Sarwark:

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No, 'Clovergender' is NOT a Thing!

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I'll freely admit to creeping on Lauren Southern's twitter profile on a weekly basis.  She shared something today that's important and an item for clarification: the concept of 'clovergender.'  (By the way, Lauren, I must confess: your beauty, your wit, your take-no-prisoners style, and your passionate hold on your principles make you ridiculously attractive in my eyes.  I'm madly in love with you [some days], but I've gotta admit that trolling liberals and telling them you identify as an attack helicopter is a total dick move.  It's not nice to knowingly mess with the mentally ill, period.  You're a role model for millions and you're better than that.)  

In the last 2 days a definition of "Clovergender" has gone viral, with a number of social media accounts and amateur blogs nobody cares about going absolutely bananas over this.  Clovergender or 'kindergender' supposedly applies to adults who never mentally develop beyond the age of 13 and believe they're permanent children or preteens trapped in an adult's body.  Hence, they have romantic feelings or sexual attraction to kids and preteens.  Sounds like a major red flag!

 

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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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