The problem with executive orders is that they’re often used to make, instead of just implement, law. So, instead of issuing new and different executive orders, Obama should not only fulfill his promise to dump the bad ones, but should also end this practice of using them to make new law, or to interpret existing […]
What’s the Free State Project, you ask? The Free State Project is a plan in which 20,000 or more liberty-oriented people will move to a single state of the U.S., where they may work within the political system to reduce the size and scope of government. Why’s Liberty so Important? Liberty is the prerequisite for […]
If you’d like to serve on the platform committee for the next convention, please write up an email that includes three sample platform planks and a short essay on your qualifications and send it to LP Secretary Sullentrup. Angela Keaton writes: Platform Committee will be chosen at the San Diego meeting. You should send the […]
I want to share some thoughts on building the Boston Tea Party over the next couple years. With determined effort from a committed team of BTPers, willing to invest some time, we can eclipse the LP as the primary libertarian party in the US. I start with a few assumptions. Our numbers are small. Our […]
A libertarian political party should be (a) transparent, (b) bottom-up and not excessively hierarchical, (c) structurally free of common causes for infighting and schisms (like the platform), and (d) member-oriented. This is true of the Boston Tea Party. Sadly, this is not true of the Libertarian Party of 2008. Parallels with the Free State Project […]
Yvonne Schick, Libertarian candidate for US Senate in Texas, injected sanity into the October 9 League of Women Voters’ debate. This is how they used to do Presidential debates! Good stuff. She enunciated the classical libertarian positions and made some great points, including: If the terrorists of 9/11 wanted to take our freedom away, they […]
How Argentina was Sold Down the River This 59-minute documentary excerpt tells the story of how Argentina experienced financial collapse and what the aftermath looked like. It’s not a pretty sight, especially for Americans, as Argentina was brought down primarily by a ruling class that sold them out and took on a huge national debt. […]
The Libertarian National Committee (LNC) Policy Manual, 44 pages of rules, responsibilities and procedures for the LNC and LP headquarters, was released this week by Marc Montoni of the Virginia LP. Dated June 26 of this year, a close reading of the manual reveals significant differences between policy and practice in the national Libertarian Party.
How many voters prefer lower taxes and fewer government services? 59%. Good news! Only 28% want the opposite.
The only viable solution to the nation’s public infrastructure crisis is privatization. Not bad, but let’s just sell this infrastructure outright instead.