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  • Itís Official: Gary Johnson Is A Left-Wing Candidate

    08/25/2016 7:07:03 AM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 25, 2016 | Robert Tracinski
    On Friday, Brian Doherty of the Libertarian flagship publication Reason scolded me, and by extension anyone else who has been turned off by some of the Johnson-Weld ticketís public statements, that we were placing more importance on ďthe attitude stuff related to culture war issues about discrimination and gunsĒ than on the really crucial issues of ďspending or budgets or the growth of government.Ē Then on Monday, Gary Johnson came out in favor ofódrumroll, pleaseóa carbon tax to fight global warming.
  • Libertarian VP Candidate Video; Rifles are "Weapons of Mass Destruction"

    08/16/2016 5:08:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 84 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On August 3rd, 2016, the Libertarian candidate for vice president, William Weld, was interviewed on REVOLT TV.† REVOLT TV Chief Political Correspondent Amrit Singh asked candidate Weld about legislation and his views on guns.† A short video clip of the relevant section has been posted on Youtube by occupy the media.† The gun segment starts right away in the clip. William Weld: "The five shot rifle, that is a standard military rifle, the problem is if you attach a clip to it that holds more shells and if you remove the pin so that it becomes an automatic weapon,...
  • Top Five Issues Where Gary Johnson is More Libertarian than Rand Paul

    08/09/2016 9:39:47 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 27 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | 8/9/16 | Josh Guckert
    On immigration, Rand Paul is much less libertarian and moreso paleoconservative. He supports deploying more patrol agents on the southern border and building a border fence. He also has challenged the notion of birth-right citizenship and wishes to eliminate so-called ďsanctuary cities.Ē He supported SB1070 in Arizona, which allowed for easier deportations of undocumented immigrants. During the Syrian refugee crisis, Paul staunchly opposed their immigration. He also at one point supported ďpausingĒ immigration from countries in the Middle East. To his credit, he does support an expansion of work visas. Also, his rhetoric is much less draconian than Donald Trump...
  • Gary Johnson endorses #BlackLivesMatter

    08/04/2016 7:47:41 PM PDT · by massmike · 25 replies
    http://redalertpolitics.com/ ^ | 08/04/2016 | Ryan Girdusky
    If there was any doubt, Gov. Gary Johnson is working harder at winning over former Bernie Sanders supporters than Ron and Rand Paul supporters. For whatever reason, heís taken on several left-wing positions from bashing religious freedom to now supporting Black Lives Matter. At the CNN Libertarian Party Town Hall on Wednesday, Johnson praised the efforts of Black Lives Matter and endorsed the organization. Speaking to a Black Lives Matter protestor and registered Democrat who was shot in the leg during a march, Johnson said, ďWhat it has done for me is that my head has been in the sand...
  • Libertarian Candidates Expose Themselves as Anti-Trump Shills for Hillary Clinton

    08/04/2016 11:50:59 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Aug 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson and his running mate William Weld exposed themselves as shills for Democrat Hillary Clinton during an extensive primetime town hall with CNNís Anderson Cooper. Weld defended Hillary Clinton on her private email scandal and played attack dog on Donald Trump. Johnson seemed sleepy, but he answered a question at length about THC amounts in marijuana and another from a young man asking about legalized prostitution. Johnson only lightly and perfunctorily criticized Clinton, instead focusing most of his low-energy attacks on Trump. He also revealed a personal gluten allergy and said that he himself would...
  • Gary Johnson on terrorism: 'Look, this stuff is gonna happen'

    08/04/2016 12:12:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 3, 2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson provided little detail in a town hall Wednesday night on how he plans to defeat terrorism. CNN host Anderson Cooper asked the former New Mexico governor in light of a knife attack against six people in London Wednesday, how Johnson would prevent attacks in the U.S. "Maybe we're the kind of candidates that are gonna say, 'look, this stuff is gonna happen,'" Johnson said. "Yes, a president of the United States ó we need to be vigilant to potentially prevent these things from happening, but these things are gonna happen."
  • Roger Stone On The Milo Show: How Trump Can Fight Voter Fraud

    07/30/2016 3:56:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 56 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 30, 2016 | Charlie Nash
    Republican strategist, lobbyist, and Donald Trump confidante Roger Stone joined BreitbartĎs Milo Yiannopoulos on the latest episode of the Milo Yiannopoulos Show to discuss voter fraud and how Trump has the ability to beat it.
  • Gary Johnson: 'Religious freedom, as a category' is 'a black hole'

    07/29/2016 7:34:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 28, 2016 | Timothy P. Carney
    At the Democratic National Committee I ran into Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor and Libertarian Party nominee for president. Here's a transcript of our conversation, edited for clarity, and reorganized thematically.
  • Gary Johnson hints at possible Jeb Bush endorsement

    07/20/2016 1:38:31 PM PDT · by PROCON · 123 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 20, 2016 | KELLY COHEN
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson hinted Wednesday that former Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush might be considering an endorsement. "I can't say that we haven't had conversations," Johnson said in a Wednesday afternoon conversation on CNN from Cleveland. "But no push on the conversations." Johnson said he has also had conversations with 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney. When asked who initiated the conversations, Johnson replied, "Not me." When asked if the former Florida governor has called him, Johnson added quickly, "I don't want to ó I want to protect the innocent.
  • Libertarianism for Beginners

    07/06/2016 4:42:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2016 | John Stossel
    It took me years to figure out that markets work better than government. I started out as a typical Ralph Nader-influenced consumer reporter, convinced that companies constantly rip us off. To me and most of my fellow left-leaning reporters, the answer was always: more regulation. Gradually, I figured out that regulation causes many more problems than the occasional rip-off artist does. Companies that served customers well prospered, while market competition meant cheaters seldom got away with cheating for long. Regulation, by contrast, lasted forever. It punished innovation, making it harder for good people to offer better alternatives. How do I...
  • Jewish man who sought Libertarian presidential nomination found dead

    06/24/2016 3:08:10 PM PDT · by wtd · 26 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 25, 2016 | JTA
    Jewish man who sought Libertarian presidential nomination found dead Body of Marc Allan Feldman, 56, found in Cleveland area motel; coroner yet to list cause of death
  • Gary Johnson: 'Nativism is not an American value'

    06/23/2016 7:17:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Politico ^ | June 23, 2016 | Bianca Padrů Ocasio
    Nativism is not an American value, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson declared Thursday, delivering a pointed rebuke to Donald Trump without mentioning his name while calling on an end to immigration quotas symptomatic of a broken system. ďThe overwhelming cause of illegal immigration and visa overstays is the fact that our legal immigration process simply doesnít work, and that we impose absurd caps on various work visas,Ē Johnson said in a statement on Thursday with his remarks to the annual National Association of Latino Elected Officials conference in Washington. ďLet the market, not bureaucrats and special interests, determine how many...
  • Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Throws Gift Gun in Garbage

    06/14/2016 10:58:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    At Liberty Hangout, an article has detailed a boorish, foolish, insensitive, and careless action by the Libertarian candidate for President, former New Mexico Governor, Gary Johnson.The nomination was strongly contested by two other candidates, Austin Petersen and John McAfee.† Austin Petersen came in second, John McAfee came in third.† When Johnson won the nomination, Austin Peterson pledged his support, and he did so with a dramatic flourish.† From libertyhangout.org:†As a token of good faith, Austin gave Johnson a replica of George Washingtonís flintlock pistol, to let him know that he has Austinís full support in the general election. Tearing...
  • (June 9, 2016) Johnson Rising! Libertarian Party Candidate Hits 12 Percent in New Fox Poll

    06/14/2016 9:24:28 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 53 replies
    Reason ^ | |June 9, 2016 | Brian Doherty
    The Libertarian Party's presidential candidate Gary Johnson has long insisted that the presidential debates are key to his ticket's success. And getting into the debates, through the front door anyway, requires polling at 15 percent in five (as yet unnamed) reputable national polls. He's inching closer to that goal with today's announcement of his highest even national poll total, with 12 percent from Fox. He was only at 10 in their last presidential poll including him in May. Since that poll, Clinton stayed the same against him and Trump with 39 percent, while Trump fell from 42 percent to 36...
  • Libertarian Stripper Banned From Party

    06/13/2016 9:36:20 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 28 replies
    Livingston Daily ^ | 06/13/2016 | Wayne Peal
    The Howell man whose impromptu strip tease last month at the Libertarian Party's national convention made headlines across the U.S. has been suspended from the party. James Weeks II announced Sunday evening that Libertarian Executive Committee officials approved his suspension earlier in the day because of his actions. Weeks, chairman of the party's Livingston County branch and an announced party candidate for county sheriff, said "the reasoning behind this suspension is their disapproval of my use of free expression in lieu of a speech during my run for Libertarian Party chair at the national convention." Weeks has maintained his dance...
  • Gary Johnson: I support Obamaís executive amnesty because it ďchallenged Congress to actionĒ

    06/07/2016 6:07:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 6, 2016 | Allahpundit
    I knew he supported open borders, which is Libertarianism 101 (except, oddly, within the Paul family), but I could shrug that off by reminding myself that this guy wonít get within 30 points of winning a state. Heís a protest vessel, nothing more or less. If you want to cast a vote this fall for smaller government and against authoritarianism, of which thereíll be two different flavors on the ballot in the form of the two major-party nominees, why not Johnson?
  • Libertarians' Pick for VP Is a Globalist Liberal

    06/02/2016 7:27:21 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 02 June 2016 | Steve Byas
    In 1776, William Floyd signed the Declaration of Independence, marking Americaís secession from the British Empire. Yet his descendant William Weld, now the vice-presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party (on a ticket led by former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson), was once part of a plan that would greatly diminish Americaís national sovereignty, if not eventually abolish it completely.In what a 2004 WorldNetDaily article called a plan to virtually eliminate the national borders of North America, the scheme envisioned a continent-wide, customs-free zone with a common approach to trade, energy, immigration, law enforcement, and security. The model for this effort...
  • Libertarian Nominee Gary Johnson Says He Agrees With Socialist Sanders 73% Of The Time

    06/01/2016 11:40:40 AM PDT · by HoratioNelson · 24 replies
    Libertarian candidate for President Gary Johnson tells a caller on C-SPAN that he agrees with socialist Bernie Sanders 73% of the time. This is the guy that a bunch of NeverTrumpers have decided to support. Most people might think it odd that a self-described libertarian would have so much in common with a socialist. After all, Bernie Sanders has premised his entire political career on expanding the size and scope of government to the point that it smothers individuals, families, and private associations like churches. Religion is the opiate of the masses, after all. Sanders even took his honeymoon in...
  • What does the media owe Gary Johnson and the Libertarians?

    06/01/2016 6:35:42 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 25 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 05/30/2016 | Jennifer Rubin
    On Sunday, Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor, won the Libertarian Party nomination for president with former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld as his vice president. Johnson is an impassioned proponent of the party's small government message, and he told the crowd he thinks most people are Libertarians but don't know it. At a news conference, he made a play for tea party voters, saying what started out as a fiscal, small-government movement was captured by Republicans, especially social conservative.... Johnson and Weld have more executive governing experience than the two major candidates. They currently draw 10 percent in many...
  • Gary Johnson Shoots Himself in the Foot: Throws Out Austin Petersenís Gun

    05/30/2016 11:08:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    Liberty Hangout ^ | May 30, 2016 | Liberty Hangout
    Earlier this evening, Gary Johnson was elected to be the Libertarian Party presidential nominee, achieving a 50% tally in the second ballot and securing his second straight LP nomination. Austin Petersen and John McAfee put up good fights, but werenít able to attain enough votes necessary to win the nomination, coming in 2nd and 3rd respectively. McAfee neglected to endorse Gary Johnson, but Austin Petersen made it clear from the beginning of his campaign that he would endorse whichever candidate the LP elected. While Petersen and Gary often had testy moments with each other in the debates, Austin stood by...
  • Can Libertarian nominees Gary Johnson and Bill Weld siphon votes from Trump?

    05/30/2016 4:00:48 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/30/2016 | SHANE GOLDMACHER
    On paper, they make up the most formidable Libertarian ticket ever. But they still need to make the leap to seriousness. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson seized the Libertarian nomination for president at the partyís national convention this weekend and escaped a hotly contested convention with his hand-picked running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld. The pair form a political team of two former Republican governors that Johnson declared to be the most formidable third-party ticket in the modern era, one that he promised would thrust Libertarians from the fringe of American politics to ďmajor party statusĒ in a...
  • Libertarian Party candidate strips to underwear and dances instead of making speech at convention

    05/29/2016 9:57:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 30 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 29, 2016 | Jason Silverstein
    A candidate for the Libertarian Partyís chairman position stripped off his clothes and strutted his stuff on stage at the partyís national convention Sunday, instead of simply making a speech. He did not win the position. The lumberjack-looking candidate tried a laissez-faire approach to campaigning at the Orlando event: He cued a dance song, clapped, and then slowly removed his tie, shirt and suspenders, all for the live C-Span cameras.
  • Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination at party convention

    05/29/2016 1:26:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | May 29 | Eli Watkins,
    Libertarians on Sunday selected former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as their party's presidential nominee, at their party convention in Orlando, Florida. "At a minimum, I think we're in the presidential debates," Johnson said to cheers. Sarwark said the party had established a "back channel" to the Koch brothers, in the hopes the wealthy libertarian-leaning funders donate to the Libertarian Party. Sarwark also said he had been speaking to Matt Kibbe, former president of conservative advocacy group Freedomworks, about supporting the party's nominee. Johnson received almost 1 percent of the general election vote in 2012 A recent national poll had...
  • Gary Johnson 'absolutely' stands by Weld's Holocaust reference to Trump plan

    05/28/2016 9:16:52 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/23/16 | Eugene Scott and David Wright
    Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said Monday he "absolutely" stands by his preferred running mate's comment comparing Donald Trump's immigration plan to Nazi Germany. "Absolutely, absolutely. In New Mexico here, is my door going to be knocked down because I'm going to get checked for papers?" Johnson, who served as New Mexico's governor for two terms, when asked by CNN's Jake Tapper on "The Lead." Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld -- who is expected to be picked alongside Johnson to run on the Libertarian Party ticket at a nominating convention this weekend -- told The New York Times on Thursday...
  • Libertarian Ďdream ticketí in peril as Weld bombs in Orlando

    05/27/2016 8:55:44 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    POLITICO ^ | 05/27/2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    ORLANDO, Fla. ó It was supposed to be a stroke of genius: Gary Johnson, the 2012 Libertarian nominee for president and the partyís leading contender in 2016, announced that William Weld, the two-term former Republican governor of Massachusetts, would serve as his running mate. The idea was clear and appealing. The pair would comprise a powerful two-governor ticket just as the leading Democratic and Republican contenders, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, rate as historically unpopular. The hope was they could emerge as a true third-party alternative. But here in the corridors of the Rosen Centre Hotel and Resort at the...
  • ĎNever Gary Johnsoní: Heís Not Conservative and Not Even All That Libertarian

    05/23/2016 6:29:00 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | May 23, 2016 4:00 AM | by JAMES SPILLER
    The assumption is that someone whose label is ďLibertarianĒ has libertarian values and would promote them in office. In the case of Johnson, that notion is absurd. When Johnson took the tiller in New Mexico in 1995, the budget stood at $4.397 billion. When he left in 2003, it had grown to $7.721, an increase of 7.29 percent a year. Of the eleven governors who filed to run for president this year (two Democrats, Johnson, and eight Republicans), only one had a worse record on spending growth.... On civil liberties as with fiscal issues, Johnsonís record is less libertarian than...
  • BREAKING: Glenn Beck Endorses Austin Petersen

    05/20/2016 2:49:46 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 87 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | May 20, 2016 | Lina Bryce
    Presidential Libertarian candidate, Austin Petersen appeared on Glenn BeckĎs show today, scoring major points with the host and his viewers. The show will be aired in its entirety later today on The Blaze, but according to a status update on Austin Petersenís Facebook page, Glenn Beck has already given Petersen a glowing endorsement. Just after noon today, the post thanked Beck for his support.
  • Cashed out: Koch brothers sit on wallets in '16 (Deny funding Libertarian)

    05/20/2016 8:13:18 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 10 replies
    AOL News ^ | 05/20/16 | Gabrielle Levy
    David and Charles Koch, the wealthy brothers whose donor network has given hundreds of millions to Republican causes and candidates in the past, aren't going to pour cash into the third-party bid of Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson Ė and reportedly won't spend a dime on GOP candidates in 2016. A spokesman for the Kochs on Thursday contradicted a report by The Daily Caller Ė citing a source within the Johnson campaign Ė that they planned to spend "tens of millions of dollars" to support Johnson, who is all but assured to win the Libertarian presidential nomination.
  • Report: David Koch Pledges Millions to Fund Spoiler Third Party Run

    05/19/2016 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 38 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 May 2016 | Katie McHugh
    Billionaire David Koch will bankroll Libertarian candidate and former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnsonís third party presidential run with tens of millions of dollars, according to a report. The eight-figure sum may help Johnson win the Libertarian Party nomination and break into the mainstream. Johnson also ran for president in 2012 as a third party candidate and won some 1.275 millon votes, 0.99 percent of the popular vote. Libertarian candidates may have cost the GOP several congressional race victories that year. (David Koch himself was the Libertarian Partyís vice presidential nominee in 1980 when he and Ed Clark set the...
  • David Koch Pledges Millions To Gary Johnsonís Presidential Bid

    05/19/2016 10:20:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Drew Johnson
    Billionaire businessman and philanthropist David Koch has pledged ďtens of millions of dollarsĒ to help bankroll the campaign of Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson, according to a source within Johnsonís campaign. Kochís money will be made available should Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico, secure his second consecutive Libertarian Party presidential nomination, the source said. The Libertarians will select their presidential ticket during the partyís national convention later this month in Orlando.
  • Stoned Drivers Are Killing More and More Innocent Victims

    05/12/2016 3:24:15 PM PDT · by milton23 · 66 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/12/16 | Cully Stimson
    According to the Washington State Marijuana Impact Report, the incidents of marijuana-impaired driving are increasing dramatically. Fatal driving accidents have risen 122 percent between 2010 and 2014, according to the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission. Marijuana is big business in Washington state. There are more marijuana businesses than Starbucks in Washington state (despite the fact that Starbucks was founded in Seattle). The traffic safety organization AAA has its own reports on marijuana use among drivers in fatal crashes, and the picture is equally bleak.
  • Another Libertarian Moment?

    04/13/2016 8:24:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | John Stossel
    The Libertarian Party might get more votes this year. Before the primaries, Time Magazine, frequent pusher of trends that do not exist, put Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ken.) on its cover and called him the "most interesting man in politics." Then Paul fizzled, and pundits said the "libertarian moment," if there ever was one, had ended. But Sen. Paul never ran as a libertarian. He ran as a libertarian-ish Republican, and he wasn't particularly convincing when he got to speak in debates. Americans were unimpressed. But now that, according to ElectionBettingOdds.com, the presidential race will be a choice between Donald Trump...
  • Rand Paul will support Donald Trump if heís the nominee

    04/03/2016 5:55:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    You can add Rand Paul to the list of Republicans who say they‚Äôll support Donald Trump if he ends up being the GOP nominee. Paul made his pledge on Friday during a stop in Northern Kentucky. Via Cincinnati Enquirer: Paul, during a visit to Northern Kentucky Friday morning, said he will support whoever is the Republican nominee, even if it‚Äôs Donald Trump. He said it‚Äôs better than supporting Democrat Hillary Clinton.Paul criticized Clinton‚Äôs comments she made while campaigning in Ohio that she will ‚Äúput a lot of coal companies and coal miners out of business.‚ÄĚ Those words will likely reverberate...
  • Libertarians for Donald Trump, Revisited

    03/29/2016 4:37:25 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 8 replies
    Lew Rockwell ^ | March 29, 2016 | Walter E. Block
    I had this idea that we libertarians should support Donald Trump for the nomination of the Republican Party for president, not because he was a libertarian, nor, even, because his views were very congruent with our philosophy. My thought, though, was that out of all the Republican candidates, he was the most libertarian on foreign policy. He was the least likely to get us into World War III. And, thanks to the tutelage I had received over the years from the likes of Murray Rothbard, Ralph Raico and Bob Higgs, I knew that imperialism, foreign aggression, were more of a...
  • The Truth About The Ted Cruz Sex Scandal (Stefan Molyneux Video - Comprehensive and Good)

    03/27/2016 1:19:49 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 174 replies
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  • Sheldon Whitehouse, Libertarians and Climate Change

    03/07/2016 10:42:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2016 | Brian McNicoll
    This time a year ago, there was talk conservatives and libertarians finally might be ready to truly join forces on an agenda to win the 2016 elections and govern as principled believers in limited government. The libertarian wing of the Republican Party Ė which certainly doesnít include all libertarians Ė had a respectable candidate for president in Rand Paul. Another candidate, Marco Rubio, seemed open to libertarian ideas on immigration, as indicated by his participation in the Gang of 8 proposal for immigration reform. But the longer this campaign has gone on, the more the strains of the relationship have...
  • Software developer promises to defeat Trump, Clinton

    03/06/2016 6:50:36 AM PST · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 2, 2016 | Rudy Takala
    "When I travel, I'm constantly stopped by people asking for photos. I'm not tooting my own horn, but I have the ability to reach the people. They will listen because I have a checkered background and I may say something interesting," McAfee said. .. . "You might expect someone unexpected. My wife is black, my life is checkered and I am outside the box," McAfee said.
  • Libertarian Presidential Debate 2/27/16

    02/26/2016 7:04:41 AM PST · by snarkpup · 2 replies
    The Libertarian Party of Mississippi is hosting the first Libertarian Presidential debate featuring 11 of the 12 announced candidates! The first video is the teaser video created by our organization at the request of LPMS Chairman Aaron Barksdale. The second video is the livestream which will also be featured on http://mslp.org/debate/.
  • Why I Trust Ted Cruz [libertarian Congressman Justin Amash]

    02/23/2016 10:06:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Independent Journal Opinion ^ | February 23, 2016 | Congressman Justin Amash
    As a libertarian Republican, I have spent several months promoting the candidacy of my friend Senator Rand Paul, who is, in my view, the most passionate defender of our rights on the national stage today. Since his departure from the presidential race, I've been asked many times: what now? It's easy to withdraw from politics when the positions and priorities of the candidates do not precisely mirror our own. But we owe it to our beliefs to find constitutional conservative political allies who not only respect our philosophy but also fight for our views to be heard. We have found...
  • Cruz Courts Paul Voters in Nevada

    02/23/2016 2:43:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 23, 2016 | Alexis Levinson Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/431757/ted-cruz-courts-rand-pa
    Pahrump, Nev. - Down the road from the Chicken Ranch brothel and the now-defunct Kingdom Gentleman's Club, past the sign declaring guns and ammo for sale, and another sign for ammo that advised passers by, Defend What's Yours, Ted Cruz stood atop a pick-up truck, rallying about 300 potential supporters in a parking lot across from a joint laundromat-carwash. "We have Pahrump values!" a local man introducing Cruz bellowed from the bed of the pick-up. "What are Pahrump values? We support the constitution," he said to cheers. "We love the Second Amendment," he called out, to even bigger cheers. And,...
  • Poli-sci: 101 The Real political spectrum

    02/11/2016 12:02:09 PM PST · by Torcert · 59 replies
    This is a short dissertation on the Real political spectrum, Each step of the way will be confirmed by the dictionary definitions of the various political ideologies and how they relate to the spectrum. In order to properly set it out in a logical manner we need to base it on the metric of governmental power since this should be the clearest method of distinguishing where the ideologies fall on the spectrum. 1. Government Control scale. For the sake of simplicity we will use a scale of %0 to %100 with zero for no governmental control and ranging up to...
  • Gallup Finds More Libertarians in the Electorate

    02/11/2016 10:47:13 AM PST · by Persephone Kore · 23 replies
    Cato Institute ^ | February 10, 2016 | David Boaz
    February 10, 2016 8:30AM Gallup Finds More Libertarians in the Electorate By David Boaz The Gallup Poll has a new estimate of the number of libertarians in the American electorate. In their 2015 Governance survey they find that 27 percent of respondents can be characterized as libertarians, the highest number it has ever found. The latest results also make libertarians the largest group in the electorate, as compared to 26 percent conservative, 23 percent liberal, and 15 percent populist.For more than a dozen years now, the Gallup Poll has been using two questions to categorize respondents by ideology: Some people...
  • Cruz disciples take aim at Obama's immigration orders

    02/11/2016 6:52:33 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | February 11, 2016
    A pair of Texas litigators are following Cruz's lead as they gird for a Supreme Court battle this April. On the campaign trail, Ted Cruz has vowed to rescind President Barack Obama's controversial executive actions on immigration - but it's two of his former aides who could actually kill it. Scott Keller and Chip Roy - who served in top roles in Cruz's Senate office - are now litigators on behalf of Texas, leading the lawsuit against Obama's unilateral actions, which are at the cornerstone of the president's immigration legacy. The duo's positions also underscore Cruz's enduring influence and reach...
  • Economic Libertarians Will Have a Friend in Ted Cruz

    02/11/2016 12:52:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 11, 2016 | Theodore A. Gebhard, ...worked with Senator Cruz at the FTC from mid-2001 to 2003
    "..economic libertarians and others who place a high value on property rights, the right to earn a living, and the right to open a business will find no better friend than Texas senator Ted Cruz...his work at the FTC established a foundation on which the cause of economic liberty progresses still today.Leading a team of senior FTC lawyers, Cruz...relentlessly [fought] against state laws conferring privilege on politically and economically powerful interest groups.Many of these laws do little more than protect entrenched incumbents from small entrepreneurs seeking to open a business and earn a living. Cruz and his team vigorously opposed...
  • Why Would Team Cruz Raise New Hampshire Expectations?

    02/09/2016 2:36:53 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 81 replies
    Red State ^ | February 9, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    ... So there you have it. Lonegan thinks Cruz can win the New Hampshire Primary. Team Cruz must be feel confident about their chances to have released this video...
  • Ted Cruz Responds to Donald Trump's Profanity (ABC News Video)

    02/09/2016 1:39:30 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 214 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 9, 2016
    Ted Cruz Responds to Donald Trump's Profanity (ABC News Video)...
  • Why So Many Historians Agree With Ted Cruz On Gold

    02/09/2016 11:40:04 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 82 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 9, 2016 | Nathan Lewis
    Echoing the recent sentiments of Steve Forbes, this week Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz told a group in New Hampshire: "Money is ... a unit of measurement. So, the reason why we see these rapid oscillations in commodities markets, it's because of unstable currencies. And it's why I think we should look at going toward rules-based money supply, ideally tied to gold, so you have stability." Perhaps this will trigger another flood of disagreement in the mainstream press, such as the recent New York Times item which reported that 40 out of 40 "leading economists" said that a gold standard...
  • Donald Trump Defends Repeating Supporter‚Äôs Claim Ted Cruz Is a ‚ÄėPussy‚Äô (Video)

    02/09/2016 10:44:15 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 167 replies
    The Wrap ^ | February 9, 2016 | Greg Gilman
    "Every once in a while you can have a little fun, don't you think?" the GOP presidential candidate says on Fox News Donald Trump says his decision to repeat a supporter's claim at a recent rally that Ted Cruz is "a pussy" was all in good fun...
  • Cruz Campaign Responds to Donald Trump: ‚ÄėLets Not Forget Who Whipped Who in Iowa‚Äô

    02/09/2016 8:44:22 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 118 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 9, 2016 | MICHELLE FIELDS
    The campaign of Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is hitting back at Donald Trump, after Trump repeated an offensive remark, by reminding Trump not to "forget who whipped who in Iowa." At a Trump rally on Monday, a woman in the crowd shouted that Cruz was, "a pussy." "She just said a terrible thing," Trump said while smirking. "You know what she said? Shout it out," Trump told the woman. "Okay, you're not allowed to say and I never expect to hear that from you again," Trump said. "I never expect to hear that from you again! She...
  • Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz tied for 2nd place in New Hampshire, new poll shows

    02/08/2016 6:25:39 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 8, 2016
    With less than 24 hours before voters in New Hampshire head to the polls in the country's first primary election of the 2106 presidential contest, Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are in a dead heat race ... for the second place. ...