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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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MAY 12, 2016
THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF NEVADA AND OUT FOR LIBERTY NEVADA ANNOUNCE THE LIBERTARIAN PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE MODERATED BY SUPERSTAR ENTERTAINER PENN JILLETTE
By Ron Knecht and Geoffrey Lawrence – 10 May 2016
Gov. Brian Sandoval and his allies don’t think voters should have a say on the commerce tax they snuck through in the closing hours of last year’s legislature.
They're entitled to their views. However, they’ve been wildly misrepresenting key facts about the matter and about the actions and words of Ron, who is leading the effort to repeal the tax. Below, we set them and the record straight.Read more