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  • Libertarians pick first female presidential nominee

    05/25/2020 12:42:51 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    Newly minted Libertarian Party presidential nominee Jo Jorgensen is touting that she’s the “freedom candidate." “The choice isn't one or the other but the one that gives you the most freedom! Make the decision that benefits the most people and not some 'lesser evil,'” the Clemson University professor tweeted on Monday, two days after she was nominated by the Libertarian Party as their presidential standard-bearer in November’s general election.
  • As Students Protest Police Brutality, Cornell University Chemistry Professor Fans Flames By Defending Cops in Incident Gov. Cuomo Called ‘Disgraceful’

    06/06/2020 6:21:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Cornell Sun ^ | 06/06/2020 | By Johnathan Stimpson and Meghna Maharishi
    Prof. David Collum ’77, chemistry, has come under fire from both students and administrators for a series of Thursday night tweets defending police officers that pushed and severely injured an elderly man. In a graphic film that has since become viral, a 75-year-old white man could be seen lightly brushing up against Buffalo police — who donned heavy tactical gear — as he approaches them. In response, two of the cops shoved the man, causing him to fall and hit his head. As the man lays bleeding and unresponsive, over a dozen officers appear to simply walk away, failing to...
  • A Different Presidential Candidate

    05/27/2020 1:26:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2020 | John Stossel
    We have a choice! Next presidential election, we don't have to decide between two big-spending candidates, neither of whom has expressed much interest in limited government. Now, we have a third serious choice. This week, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, a psychology lecturer at Clemson University, won the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination. OK, I won't delude myself -- a libertarian is unlikely to become president. But Jorgensen's platform is a refreshing change. She correctly points out that government "is too big, too bossy, too nosy, and way too intrusive." Of course, many candidates say that when running for office. President Donald Trump...
  • Jo Jorgensen named Libertarian Presidential nominee

    05/24/2020 12:15:13 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies
    kgun9.com ^ | May 23, 2020 | Aubrey Gelpieryn
    Former Vice President candidate Dr. Jo Jorgensen was named the Libertarian Party's 2020 presidential nominee during the party's nominating convention Saturday night. The convention was held online and included 12 hours of debate and four rounds of balloting. Jorgensen is also the party's first female Presidential nominee.
  • Amash decides against Libertarian campaign for president

    05/16/2020 11:39:06 AM PDT · by be-baw · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | Tal Axelrod
    Rep. Justin Amash (L-Mich.) announced Saturday he will not run for president as a Libertarian, saying the circumstances do not “lend themselves” toward a successful third-party campaign. “I’ve spent nearly three weeks assessing the race, appearing in media, talking to delegates and donors, watching the Libertarian Party’s convention plan unfold, and gathering feedback from family, friends, and other advisers,” Amash tweeted. “After much reflection, I’ve concluded that circumstances don’t lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this year, and therefore I will not be a candidate.” Amash maintained that a third party candidate could contribute a fresh...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 4/28/2020

    04/28/2020 8:47:15 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/28/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Mainstream media journalists in Oregon including investigative reporter Rob Davis of the "Portland Oregonian/OregonLive" have been able to obtain detailed information about Covid-19 cases in the state including the race and ethnicity of those testing positive, the underlying conditions in reported deaths and details about reported cases at nursing homes and retirement communities.... President Trump issuing an executive order tonight to keep meat processing plants open in the United States..... Yesterday's ramming attack on two French police officers in a Paris suburb being investigated as a terrorist attack.... Rioting in northern Lebanon with one dead and dozens injured in the...
  • Justin Amash launches exploratory committee for Libertarian presidential bid

    04/28/2020 6:47:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/28/20 | Emily Larsen
    The independent Michigan congressman announced an exploratory committee on Wednesday, a clear indication he is serious about initiating a bid for president. "We’re ready for a presidency that will restore respect for our Constitution and bring people together. I’m excited and honored to be taking these first steps toward serving Americans of every background as president," Amash said in a tweet Tuesday evening. "Americans are ready for practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people." He must secure the party's nomination at its national convention. While the party has held some state presidential preference contests, the primaries and...
  • Opinion: Coronavirus testing delays caused by red tape, bureaucracy and scorn for private companies

    03/18/2020 4:11:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | March 18, 2020 | By Jeffrey A. Singer, general surgeon
    Chaos, disorganization and cluelessness describe the current state of COVID-19 testing in the United States. Doctors, hospitals and state labs give patients needing tests the runaround, each pointing to the other as the place to get tested. Some people self-quarantine for days awaiting their results, only to be told the lab misplaced or bungled the test. As of March 11, the U.S. trailed most of the developed world in tests administered, with per capita numbers virtually the same as Vietnam's. A rigid federal regulatory regime that fails to make use of the innovation, flexibility and speed of the private sector...
  • Libertarian Presidential Candidates Champion 'Open Borders'. In between Trump's restrictionism and Democrats' Medicare-for-all-undocumented enthusiasm lies a party basically unified behind mass immigration without welfare.

    02/27/2020 5:20:19 AM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    Reason ^ | February 26, 2020 | Matt Welch
    Donald Trump, the most anti-immigrant president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is running against a Democratic presidential field that almost unanimously favors providing government-run health insurance to illegal immigrants. Surely there is some middle ground between Stephen Miller-style family separation and a massive expansion of the welfare state to millions living outside the law? The Libertarian Party, still the country's number-three political grouping (however distantly), has a platform very copacetic toward immigrants, if not quite via state largesse. "Libertarians believe that people should be able to travel freely as long as they are peaceful," the party's immigration plank reads. "A truly...
  • How Government Stifled Reason's Free Speech

    06/19/2015 4:01:27 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 8 replies
    reason.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | Nick Gillespie & Matt Welch
    For the past two weeks, Reason, a magazine dedicated to "Free Minds and Free Markets," has been barred by an order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from speaking publicly about a grand jury subpoena that court sent to Reason.com. The subpoena demanded the records of six people who left hyperbolic comments at the website about the federal judge who oversaw the controversial conviction of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht. Shortly after the subpoena was issued, the government issued a gag order prohibiting Reason not only from discussing the matter but even acknowledging the...
  • The founder of the Silk Road drug marketplace has been sentenced to life in prison without parole

    05/30/2015 9:30:40 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 33 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/29/2015 | Natasha Bertrand and Michael B Kelley
    The convicted mastermind behind the world's largest online narcotics emporium has been sentenced by a federal judge to two terms of life in prison and three lesser sentences, USA Today reports. The judge also ordered Ross Ulbricht, 31, to forfeit $184 million dollars. The website made over $187 million before it was shut down in 2013. The government estimated that roughly $1.2 billion in illegal drug transactions took place on Silk Road. The judge said it was a "demand expanding operation" and that what Ulbricht did was thoughtful, as opposed to just being an economic experiment. She added that he...
  • RINOs Rand Paul and Mike Lee are Part of the Problem in the DC Swamp

    01/09/2020 10:46:04 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 65 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | Gregg Updike
    If I remember correctly, several years ago Rand Paul was held up and harassed by the newly created TSA at an airport in either Nashville or Kentucky. He also had his ribs badly busted up at his home a few years back by some leftist radical wacko as a protest to something that got the left “OUTRAGED” over something Trump did to “OUTRAGE” them. Same with Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and a bunch or GOP congressmen getting ambushed at a softball field by a Bernie Sanders’ supporter. In the past three years, we have seen numerous elected Democrats arguing...
  • Lincoln Chafee, Former Republican Senator and Independent Governor, Seeks Libertarian Party Presidential Nomination

    01/07/2020 1:49:05 AM PST · by RandFan · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | 1/6//20 | BRIAN DOHERTY
    Lincoln Chafee, who served as Rhode Island's Republican Senator from 1999 to 2007 (after serving as a Republican mayor in the highly Democratic city of Warwick for the previous six years), served as governor of Rhode Island from 2011 to 2015 as an independent, and ran for president in the 2016 cycle as a Democrat, on Wednesday will formally announce his intention to seek the Libertarian presidential nomination at an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Chafee's campaign website says he intends to "Protect Our Freedoms" and "Tell The Truth" and promises that under a President Chafee...
  • Lincoln Chafee files to run for president as a libertarian

    01/05/2020 10:48:21 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 91 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-6-2020 | Paul Leblanc
    Former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee has filed to run for President as a libertarian in what appears to be a new long-shot White House bid following his failed campaign for the Democratic nomination in 2016. Chafee filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Sunday to form the Lincoln Chafee for President campaign committee based in Wyoming. A website linked to Chafee's FEC filing states "Lincoln Leads with TRUTH" along with the phrase "Thirty Years, Zero Scandals." Chafee has spent most of his life as a Republican. He was nominated to his late father's Senate seat in 1999 and...
  • 21 year old Russian dissident delivers powerful faith-based speech during trial

    12/06/2019 2:17:31 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Meduza Russia ^ | Dec 2019 | Staff/Egor Zhukhov
    On December 4, Moscow’s Kuntsevsky District Court continued hearing the case against 21-year-old Higher School of Economics (HSE) student and libertarian YouTube personality Egor Zhukov. Zhukov stands accused of issuing public calls for extremism: Prosecutors have argued that his videos on nonviolent resistance were motivated by “political hatred and enmity to the constitutional structure extant in the Russian Federation” as well as a desire to destabilize the country’s social and political order. Zhukov’s case, one of many that were brought forward during this summer’s wave of election protests in Moscow, has attracted widespread attention throughout the Russian opposition. Many of...
  • How Libertarianism Makes People Susceptible To Huge Government

    11/07/2019 4:14:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 6, 2019 | Nathanael Blake
    David Marcus, The Federalist’s New York correspondent, recently tweeted that he can’t make up his mind about whether he fears “the socialists or the libertarians more.” Robert Tracinski, an author and the editor of The Tracinski Letter, responded, “LOL. God forbid we should…leave you alone.” This was a good Twitter burn, but I suspect that for many people, that is precisely what they fear about libertarianism: that they will be left alone. They have a point, insofar as libertarianism has become less about a commitment to limited government and more a philosophy of autonomous individualism. The latter is an ideology...
  • Mark Levin blasts 'sick' GOP hopeful William Weld who suggested Trump's execution

    09/23/2019 10:46:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/24/19 | Charles Creitz
    Mark Levin ripped 2020 Republican presidential candidate William Weld for claiming President Trump committed treason and suggesting he, therefore, face the death penalty over the Ukraine controversy. Weld, a former Massachusetts governor and U.S. attorney in the Bay State, should be lambasted by all Americans for those comments, Levin said Monday on "The Mark Levin Show on Westwood One." "This should be an absolute controversy that William Weld just accused the president of treason -- pure and simple -- and then said the only penalty is 'death'," he said. "I worked with Bill Weld. Bill Weld is a conniving, unethical...
  • Fourth vs. Force

    07/03/2019 4:32:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2019 | John Stossel
    The Fourth honors the founding of America. It's the anniversary of the day in 1776 that the Declaration of Independence was approved. The Declaration was important. It didn't say that America would be the best country because it would have the biggest military, toughest leaders, most government giveaways, or tightest borders. The great innovation that day in Philadelphia was the declaration that the United States would have a limited government, rooted in the idea that every individual has inalienable rights. In other words, we do not get our rights from the government. They already exist. The government's job is to...
  • Justin Amash, tea party star, earns primary challenge for backing impeachment

    05/20/2019 6:54:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 20, 2019 at 6:15 AM | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan says he enlists social media to do something unusual: explain why he bucks his party in terms his constituents can understand. The 39-year-old Republican, who was the youngest member of the freshman class in 2011, states his approach succinctly: “I defend liberty and explain every vote here.” The simple formula has turned the libertarian, who rode into the House on the tea party wave, into something of a sensation. In 2012, the Independent Voter Network called Amash the “coolest member of Congress.” Amash’s latest decision — to state publicly that President Trump engaged in activity...
  • GOP throws up impeachment shield around Trump

    05/20/2019 6:18:44 AM PDT · by Innovative · 65 replies
    CNN ^ | May 20, 2019 | Stephen Collinson
    Republicans are moving fast to squelch Justin Amash's rebellion against Donald Trump before his conclusion that the President "engaged in impeachable conduct" -- the first by a GOP lawmaker -- can gather momentum. But Democrats who want a more hardline strategy against the President are seizing on the Michigan congressman's sudden intervention to pile pressure on their own leaders for tougher action. Amash's act of conscience on Saturday sparked immediate speculation over whether a tiny leak in the Republican dam could grow into a torrent of support running away from the President.