Libertarians set to rock Politicon!

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Politicon is an exciting annual event where politics enthusiasts get together to network, exchange ideas, and meet political celebrities.  The event will be on June 25 and 26 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  You can get 25% off tickets by using the discount code LIBERTARIAN at http://politicon.eventbrite.com

Libertarians are excited to announce that one pair of political celebrities this year are Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld, the Libertarian presidential ticket!  Gary Johnson will be delivering the keynote speech to kick off Politicon, which is a big leap from the past obscurity of the LP.

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Classic Rock Showdown: Petty Vs. Eagles

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

Recently, the beautiful Mrs. Lawrence and Geoff saw a show they'd eagerly anticipated in which two talented cover bands squared off and the crowd got to decide which of their namesake bands reigned supreme. It was Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers versus The Eagles.

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June 2016 Newsletter

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2016 National Convention: My Most Eye-Opening Experience in Politics

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I’ve been a political activist for eleven years.  I volunteered for my Congressman and saw him on a regular basis as a teen.  I worked within the Ron Paul 2012 campaign and canvassed for the Iowa Caucuses.  I’ve been to multiple state conventions since I joined the Libertarian Party in 2014.  None of those experiences was as eye-opening and educational as the 2016 Libertarian National Convention.

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Supreme Court Commerce Tax Decision Was Political

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By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence

In our last column, we explained that the defeat of efforts to repeal the commerce tax shows that Nevada’s political establishment – controlled by Big Gaming and Big Unions – owns not only many officeholders of both political parties, but much of state and local government.

We said that Nevada’s supreme court justices, as loyal members of the establishment, manufactured a bogus excuse to upset the referendum effort. Today we explain why the court’s decision was political.

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2016 Libertarian Party National Convention Experience - Day 1

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This was my first time attending a Libertarian Party National Convention. I didn’t really know what to expect when I arrived, but I was excited for the opportunity. This was a brand new experience; it was also a good excuse to wear my suit! Here’s what happened on Day 1.

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Chairman: The Fairest Person in the Room

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Under the leadership of Brett H. Pojunis, LP Nevada is leading the way for the Libertarian Party’s radical transformation.  “This is the best opportunity we’ve ever had to grow the Party,” says Pojunis, “and we have to do it right.  In Nevada, we’re doing it right and we have the results to prove it.” Those results speak for themselves.

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A Conversation with Judd Weiss, Libertarian VP candidate

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I had the opportunity to talk with my old friend Judd Weiss.  Known for his exquisite photography of the liberty movement, his latest claim to fame is serving as John McAfee's running mate for the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination.  Here's what Judd had to say about pop culture, the future of the Libertarian Party, and how a Libertarian VP would use his Senate vote.

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Las Vegas Libertarian debate in the news! (video links)

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The Libertarian Party of Nevada hosted a stellar presidential debate Monday featuring Governor Gary Johnson, John McAfee, and Austin Petersen.  The debate was hosted and moderated by celebrity magician and TV personality Penn Jillette.  Detailed coverage and behind-the-scenes photos can be found here.  This article focuses on the media spotlight that's been shining on the Libertarian Party since the Las Vegas debate.

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Presidential debate hosted by Penn Jillette a stunning success!

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Three popular presidential candidates, a list of international celebrities, major media outlets, and parties on the Las Vegas Strip...  These are just some of the scenes surrounding yesterday's presidential debate, brought to you by the Libertarian Party of Nevada.  The debate was hosted and moderated by magician and TV star Penn Jillette. The event was also a charity fundraiser with ALL ticket sales revenue going to Opportunity Village, which works to educate, train and empower Americans with intellectual disabilities.

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