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  • Poli-sci: 101 The Real political spectrum

    02/11/2016 12:02:09 PM PST · by Torcert · 41 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 · 66 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 · 81 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’s Claim Ted Cruz Is a ‘Pussy’ (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: ‘Lets Not Forget Who Whipped Who in Iowa’

    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. ...
  • Will Ted Cruz surprise in New Hampshire?

    02/08/2016 6:06:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2016 | KATIE GLUECK
    ... Regardless of how he fares here, Cruz will be in a strong position headed into the string of upcoming Southern primaries; a second-place or strong-third place finish could put him in a commanding one. Cruz's biggest opening is with...
  • McGrath: Ted Cruz Stands Alone On a Female Draft

    02/08/2016 2:12:12 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 102 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | February 8, 2016 | Art McGrath
    After last week's surprise statements by two top generals that women should sign up for the draft just like men, Sen. Ted Cruz has set himself apart from his Republican rivals in the race for president by saying unequivocally that the idea is "nuts." When questioned at a Senate committee hearing last week, the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Gen. Robert Neller and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley both said they thought women should have to register for Selective Service when they turn eighteen, just like men. During Saturday's presidential candidate debate in Manchester, N.H., everyone on stage...
  • New Hampshire's 'Liberty Wing' Shifts to Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 1:14:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Charisma Magazine's Charisma Caucus ^ | February 8, 2016 | Bob Eschliman
    One of the under-reported stories leading up to Ted Cruz' win in the Iowa Republican Caucus was his ability to attract libertarian-leaning members of the GOP base. With Rand Paul in the race, it seemed unlikely he would be able to convince New Hampshire's decidedly more libertarian "liberty wing" to follow suit. Paul dropped out of the race last week, and this week seven of the Kentucky senator's biggest Granite State supporters announced they are backing Cruz now. State Rep. J.R. Hoell was among the first to switch. The mechanical engineer now in his third term serving New Hampshire House...
  • What No One Seems to Know About Ted Cruz's Past

    02/08/2016 1:26:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 30, 2015 | ASHEESH AGARWAL AND JOHN DELACOURT
    ... Now that Cruz regularly polls toward the top of an ever-shrinking field, his early tenure bears closer scrutiny. Cruz has gained fame as a social conservative and an unwavering opponent of Obamacare. In his first major leadership role, however, he developed economic policy as the director of the Federal Trade Commission's Office of Policy Planning...
  • BREAKING. Rand Paul’s New Hampshire Campaign Chair Endorses Ted Cruz

    02/08/2016 10:01:37 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 128 replies
    Red State ^ | February 8,1016
    Just in: Rand Paul's New Hampshire state chairman Sen. Avard has endorsed Ted Cruz's campaign, he tells a crowd here...
  • Why Rand Paul supporters should resist the #FeeltheBern calls

    02/07/2016 3:37:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 7, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    There’s a new push by Bernie Sanders supporters to try to lure Rand Paul supporters into the #FeeltheBern fold. Julie Borowski was the first to notice a meme circulating around the web, and put it up on her Facebook page. First off, it’s doubtful Borowski is even considering Sanders as a potential candidate because of her videos on economic freedom and past criticism of Sanders. But it’s not surprising at all to see Sanders supporters go after Paul ones based on the stances listed in the meme. After all, Paul supporters have targeted Sanders supporters over certain issues before turning...
  • Ted Cruz Picks Up Six Endorsements From Rand Paul's Backers

    02/07/2016 1:04:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 7, 2015 | Michelle Fields
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has picked up endorsements from six New Hampshire lawmakers who previously supported Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) presidential bid. From The New Hampshire Union Leader: The six state lawmakers endorsing Cruz are: Rep. Max Abramson of Seabrook, Rep. Eric Eastman of Nashua, Rep. Harold French of Franklin, Rep. Larry Gagne of Manchester, Rep. JR Hoell of Dunbarton, and Rep. Mark McLean of Manchester.
  • Ron Paul: Ted Cruz is no libertarian [truth is, libertarians in Iowa stood with Ted]

    02/05/2016 11:14:07 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    Politico ^ | February 5, 2016 | Eliza Collins
    Now that Rand Paul is out of the race for the White House his father Ron Paul, who ran in 2008 and 2012, isn't impressed by Ted Cruz's attempts to pick up the "free market" libertarian banner. "You take a guy like Cruz, people are liking the Cruz - they think he's for the free market, and [in reality] he's owned by Goldman Sachs. I mean, he and Hillary have more in common than we would have with either Cruz or Trump or any of them so I just don't think there is much picking," Paul said of the Texas...
  • Ted Cruz For Liberty... Ted Cruz For President

    02/05/2016 10:17:48 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 41 replies
    The Bull Elephant ^ | February 5, 2016 | Robert Kenyon
    The liberty movement must help elect Senator Ted Cruz the next President of the United States. Many of us in the liberty movement saw the handwriting on the wall some time ago, as far as the Rand Paul campaign was concerned. He came in a distant fifth in Iowa, a state many thought he would win a year ago. His polling looked bleak in the other early states, and he was short on resources. He likely could have gone on, but instead, suspended his campaign Wednesday morning. He'll focus on securing re-election to the Senate, which he should easily accomplish....
  • We Join Ken Cuccinelli In Asking Rand Paul Supporters To Vote For Ted Cruz

    02/05/2016 8:44:01 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 32 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 2/5/2016 | CHQ Staff
    Principled limited government constitutional conservative Ken Cuccinelli has issued an appeal to Rand Paul supporters to vote for Ted Cruz now that Senator Paul is out of the race for president, and it is an appeal that we wholeheartedly endorse and invite our liberty-minded friends to accept. As Cuccinelli noted in a letter to Senator Paul’s supporters, “Rand has been the most passionate defender of civil liberties and personal privacy – not just in the U.S. Senate, but anywhere in government today.” Ted Cruz and Rand PaulWe agree. Cuccinelli went on to respectfully suggest that when it comes to protecting...
  • How Ted Cruz may benefit from Rand Paul dropping out

    02/03/2016 11:41:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 3, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    HENNIKER, N.H. - For months, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has tried to poach libertarian-leaning voters here away from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). Now, with Paul's exit from the race, Cruz has even more of an opening to make inroads with supporters of the Kentucky Republican. Cruz is running as a tea-party darling and evangelical Christian, constituencies that helped propel him to victory in the Iowa caucuses. But he is also attempting to expand that base, particularly with libertarian-leaning supporters. Here in New Hampshire, Cruz speaks of limited government, gun rights and privacy. "But part of the reason we're more competitive...
  • Why the Koch brothers drive liberals nuts

    01/26/2016 11:29:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/22/2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Jane Mayer of The New Yorker has a new book out: “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.” It’s mostly about those old devils the Koch brothers. Charles and David Koch are billionaires. They own a very big company. They also are very prominent philanthropists, giving hundreds of millions to cancer research, concert halls and other worthy causes. But what makes them hated and feared by progressives such as Mayer is their political work. They help fund some organizations and foundations, some purely educational, some partisan. To listen to the left, they...
  • Conservatives and a Lone Libertarian Take on Donald Trump

    01/23/2016 12:16:42 AM PST · by cons_it · 35 replies
    Today I join some 20 other writers in making the case against Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy. The venerable National Review, founded by William F. Buckley, Jr., assembled a group of diverse critics to argue that Trump is not a conservative, not an advocate of limited government, but rather (as the editorial asserts) “a philosophically unmoored political opportunist who would trash the broad conservative ideological consensus within the GOP in favor of a free-floating populism with strong-man overtones.”
  • The Goldberg File - Natural-Born, New York Values and Our Weak Overlords

    01/16/2016 1:03:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 15, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Dear Reader (including those of you born in Canada), I guess we should start there. I find this birther stuff to be a lot like women's prison movies: compelling, entertaining, and totally ridiculous. Other than the presidency, there's no place in American life where the distinction between "naturalized" and "natural-born" citizenship matters. But imagine if it did? Imagine that your American-born mother just happened to give birth to you in Canada or Belize while on vacation. Your American-born mom and dad bring you home days later and raise you exactly as they would have had they been in Cleveland the...
  • Dad Arrested, Mom Dies After Both...Allegedly Overdose on Heroin in Daughter's Hospital Room...

    01/09/2016 1:39:21 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    people.com ^ | 01/09/2016 | adam carlson
    An Alabama man remains in jail on drug and weapons charges two days after his wife was found dead after both are suspected of overdosing in the Cincinnati hospital room of their daughter... Cincinnati police were first called to the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center at about 11:30 a.m. local time Thursday about a potential overdose... There they found Mary Ann Landers dead on the floor and her husband, Wesley, unresponsive in the bathroom, says Cincinnati police Lt. Stephen Saunders. Mary was found in the room with a needle in her arm, Saunders says; and though police believe that she...
  • Butte man arrested after meth deal goes wrong, calls police

    01/08/2016 9:49:00 PM PST · by This_far · 10 replies
    NBC Montana ^ | Jan 08 2016 | Tiffany Lester
    Officials said Dean May Jr., 31, called police after he got ripped off while trying to buy methamphetamine Wednesday night. They said May told them he paid a woman $60 to buy the illegal drug, but she left with his money.
  • State chair of the Colorado Libertarian Party Lily4Liberty , statement on guncontrol

    01/08/2016 1:52:39 PM PST · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    facebook ^ | 1-5-16 | Lily4Liberty
    If you believe more gun control by your government is going to save lives, you are being naïve. The champion of all the mass killings in this world is always a tyrannical government. Where I came from, China had killed thousands of the students by its own government during the massacre of Tian An Men square in 1989. I surely wish my fellow Chinese citizens back then had guns like this one I am holding in the picture. I am a Chinese immigrant and an American citizen by choice. I once was a slave before and I will never be...
  • Can Cruz Control Iowa?

    01/08/2016 1:46:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 18, 2016 issue | Stephen F. Hayes
    Sioux Center, Iowa -- Ted Cruz was running a few minutes late for his appearance at Dordt College, having to reply to the latest provocation from Donald Trump without angering the erratic businessman. Earlier in the day, Trump had wondered aloud whether Cruz might be ineligible for the presidency because he was born in Canada. Cruz has sedulously avoided criticizing Trump, even as he eagerly attacks other candidates. So Cruz once again offered a kind of jocular nonresponse response. He tweeted "My response to @realdonaldtrump calling into question my natural born citizenship?" with a link to the Happy Days episode...
  • Gary Johnson, 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate, will run in 2016

    01/06/2016 10:30:46 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/06/2016 | David Weigel
    Gary Johnson, a two-term Republican governor of New Mexico who became the Libertarian Party's 2012 presidential nominee, will officially announce his 2016 campaign on Fox News on Wednesday.
  • Libertarian Lawyer Clint Bolick Appointed to Arizona Supreme Court

    01/06/2016 7:17:35 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 1 replies
    reason.com ^ | 01/06/2016 | Damon Root
    Bolick is a veteran litigator whose long record includes arguing and winning cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Arizona Supreme Court, and various state and federal courts. In 1991, along with William H. "Chip" Mellor, Bolick co-founded the Institute for Justice, a national public interest law firm. In 2007 Bolick joined the Goldwater Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, where he most recently served as vice president for strategic litigation. It's no exaggeration to describe Clint Bolick as one of the central figures behind the rise and success of today's libertarian legal movement. Bolick's legal theories and litigation strategies—some of which...
  • Conservatives Need To Avoid The Libertarian Trap

    01/03/2016 5:29:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 3, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    There's a reason liberals have been so successful in advancing their agenda in the past few decades. It's not just electoral victories they've played a part, and it's easier to make things happen if you win elections. But the main factor in their victories is one thing we conservatives are losing sight of: patience. In the time of Twitter breaking news, Tinder, microwaves, On Demand, etc., patience is as dead as detectives wearing Fedoras and calling people "Mac." But it's key in politics, and conservatives have forgotten that. Ronald Reagan the real man, not the myth created with his name...
  • Libertarian Party: Open Letter to Muslim Republicans

    12/23/2015 8:52:32 AM PST · by snarkpup · 33 replies
    Libertarian Party ^ | December 15, 2015 | Nicholas Sarwark
    Dear Muslim Republicans, I share your outrage and hurt at Donald Trump's recent comments and policy suggestions about Muslims. I share your outrage and hurt that he still is polling well among Republicans. I share your outrage and hurt that we should even have to discuss such matters. But obviously we do.
  • Kurt Russell: Bill Maher Is a Fake Libertarian

    12/22/2015 10:20:38 AM PST · by DFG · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/22/2015 | John Nolte
    Out promoting his new film “The Hateful Eight,” longtime libertarian Kurt Russell opened up again about his politics, this time to the Daily Beast, where he pointed out an obvious fact: that Bill Maher is nothing close to a libertarian. “I’m not a Bill Maher libertarian,” Russell said. “That’s faux-libertarianism. He doesn’t know what it is. I like him, and he’s a nice guy, but seriously, that’s not libertarianism.”
  • Cheech & Chong - Police Got My Car (Un-PC Christmas song parody)

    12/20/2015 12:00:17 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grIaQ6iQB-M ^ | 12/20/2015 | Cheech & Chong
    Hey man you wanna go out and get a beer and burn one or something, I can't man the police they got my car, What do you mean the police got your car, Just what I said the police got my car, The police got your car,
  • The Soros-Koch Brothers Criminals Lobby (Video)

    11/09/2015 9:49:17 AM PST · by Amntn · 11 replies
    Trevor Loudon's The Neal Zeal ^ | 11/7/15 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Soros-Koch Brothers Criminals Lobby At a time of rising crime across the nation, Dr. Tina Trent exposes how George Soros and the Koch Brothers have joined forces to empty the prisons of illegal aliens and other criminals. Trent says the Koch Brothers are libertarians, not conservatives, and that "They're more like George Soros than not." The bills they are pushing are S. 2123 and H.R. 3713. Trent, an advocate for victims of crime, says the "criminal justice reform" legislation will modify the mandatory minimum sentences that have been put hardened criminals in jail and reduced crime. But many conservatives...
  • Cruz Hopes to Unite Republican Voters Behind His Campaign

    10/27/2015 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 27 Oct 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Three of the four sides of the Republican Party are combining into one powerful group — conservatives — Ted Cruz says seizing that combined group is the key to securing the GOP presidential nomination next summer. "The players that were expected to be formidable in those lanes have not got the traction they had hoped," the Texas Senator told Politico in an exclusive interview.  "The most encouraging thing I would say is that I think three of the lanes are collapsing into one...the evangelical lane, the conservative tea party lane, and the libertarian lane are all collapsing into the conservative...
  • Ted Cruz is wooing voters who favored rival Rand Paul's father, and it's working

    10/18/2015 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Isara · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | October 18, 2015 | Seema Mehta
    When Rand Paul entered the GOP presidential race, he sought to stitch together a distinct coalition: his father's fiercely loyal libertarian supporters, millennials, and others new to Republican politics whom he hoped to draw with his provocative stances on privacy and marijuana laws. Six months later, none of that is working. Paul is a low single-digit blip in the polls. He barely meets the threshold to participate in the next debate later this month. Influential conservatives are urging him to bail out. ... As the Kentucky senator struggles, a sometime ally turned rival, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, is working...
  • Rand Paul: I Wouldnt Be Doing Dumbass Livestreaming if I Wasnt Still Running

    10/14/2015 7:17:06 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 14 Oct 2015 | Breitbart TV
    On Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, took some questions on a livestream about his campaign. One of the questions he fielded was one that was the third-most popular on Google, which was, Is Rand Paul still running for president? Uh, I dont know, Paul replied. Wouldnt be doing this dumbass livestreaming if I werent. So yes, I still am running for president. Get over it.
  • Cruz Scores Major Upset Among Libertarian Voters

    10/10/2015 7:10:35 PM PDT · by Isara · 9 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/10/15
    Earns 51% of voter approval in Republican Liberty Caucus Straw Poll — just a few points behind Rand Paul, among Libertarians HOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz continues to shore up his strong support among libertarian voters, earning 51 percent support from voters participating in the straw poll held at the Republican Liberty Caucus in Nashua, NH over the weekend.Cruz received 399 votes (51%), just a few points behind Rand Paul’s 445 votes (57%).“We are very encouraged by the growing support we are seeing among liberty voters in the early states and across the country,” Cruz said. “I have...
  • Florida candidate for U.S. Senate admits to sacrificing goat, drinking its blood

    10/05/2015 11:19:38 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 21 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | October 6, 2015 | By By BRENDAN FARRINGTON, AP Political Writer
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Two years ago, Augustus Sol Invictus walked from central Florida to the Mojave Desert and spent a week fasting and praying, at times thinking he wouldn't survive. In a pagan ritual to give thanks when he returned home, he killed a goat and drank its blood. Now that he's a candidate for U.S. Senate, the story is coming back to bite him. The chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida has resigned to call attention to Invictus' candidacy in hopes that other party leaders will denounce him. Adrian Wyllie, who was the Libertarian candidate for governor...
  • Ron Pauls legacy belongs to Ted Cruz

    10/03/2015 9:31:25 AM PDT · by Isara · 14 replies
    SteveDeace.com ^ | October 1, 2015 | Shawn Dietz
    As a Libertarian leaning Republican (in Iowa no less), Im used to my options for Presidential candidates being limited. Im also used to my choice turning me into an outcast among peers. What Im about to write may ruffle some feathers among friends, but lets face it, as the Iowa Liberty movement has grown, weve ruffled our share of feathers in the ranks of the establishment, so forgive me if I shake the tree of Liberty for a moment. Lets get this straight right out of the gate, there will only ever be one Dr. Ron Paul. The former Texas...
  • The collapse of Rand Paul and the libertarian moment that never was

    10/02/2015 1:19:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2015 | Jerry Taylor
    The libertarian moment in American politicsforetold just last year in the New York Times magazineis like the horizon; always retreating as we advance upon it. The political events of 2015 are a brutal reminder about how far this country is from embracing libertarianism and how alien those ideas are even to the purported shock troops of the freedom movement. While libertarianisms opponents can take heart, its champions are setting their cause back by pretending that all is well. The collapse of the Rand Paul campaign speaks volumes. In a 15-person field, Paul is the only candidate who looks even remotely...
  • The limits of consent: Consent only has value when based on knowledge of what is truly good for us

    10/01/2015 6:50:25 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 10/1/15 | Timothy Hsiao
    Earlier this year, an article in New York Magazine featured a story involving an eighteen-year-old woman who plans to marry and have children with her father. When the interviewer asked her to respond to those who might question her relationship, she offered the following reply: I just don’t understand why I’m judged for being happy. We are two adults who brought each other out of dark places ... When you are 18 you know what you want. You’re an adult under the law and you’re able to consent. Her reasoning is typical of contemporary liberal approaches to sexual morality, which are usually justified by...
  • If the Libertarian Party Doesnt Get Christians, Ted Cruz Will

    09/30/2015 3:33:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Libertarian Republic ^ | September 30, 2015 | R. Brownell
    The Libertarian Party conducted a poll a few months back in order to better understand the religious demographic of party members. A result which surely shocked many was the stereotype-shattering data the Libertarian Party got back. Of the 19,428 votes caste, around 50% of those who participated came back as Christian. Aren’t libertarians just a bunch of atheist? Well, only 42% of Libertarian voters identified as Atheists. This is incredibly exciting! This is an opportunity to not only expand the message of limited government, free markets, and individual liberty, but on a personal level, to expand the Gospel of Christ...
  • Bernie Sanders, First Libertarian Socialist?

    09/20/2015 8:12:21 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 19 replies
    Reason ^ | 09/15/2015 | Terry Michael
    Ground-breaking research by political science experts (actually me, Googling) reveals that a new breed of American politician has been discovered, the first ever "libertarian socialist." And it has a name: Bernie Sanders. Oxymoronic, you say? Call me crazy, but the senator from the Peoples' Republic of Vermont is at least two-thirds of the way there on the road to free minds and free markets. There are three issue frames in politics. Foreign. Social. Economic. Sanders is as non-interventionist as Ron Paul on foreign policy. He is as pro-choice and pro-gay rights as Yahweh on social issues (Yahweh has come a...
  • John McAfee manifesto: Open US borders, end War on Drugs and abandon TSA 'in its entirety'

    09/17/2015 9:07:03 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    I B Times ^ | 9-17-2015 | Anthony Cuthbertson
    US presidential candidate John McAfee has released his manifesto for the 2016 elections, revealing policies that include opening US borders to immigrants, ending the War on Drugs, and abandoning the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) in its entirety. McAfee, who founded the antivirus software company of the same name, confirmed his unlikely presidential bid as a new third party candidate earlier this month with the campaign slogan "privacy, freedom, and technology". The 1,700-word manifesto lists 10 key policy areas: foreign policy, War on Drugs, immigration, taxation, education, welfare, TSA, economy, cyber awareness and the FDA (Food and Drug Agency)....
  • Libertarianism and Conservatism Not Incompatible

    09/14/2015 9:01:20 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 42 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 14, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Supposed sages in academe and beyond have been trying to create a schism between Libertarianism and conservatism that need not exist. M. Stanton Evans on Freedom and Virtue Freedom and virtue have declined together and must rise together, author M. Stanton Evans wrote in 1964. At the time Evans was the editor of the Indianapolis News. So far are value and conformity from being identical that the second can rise to its current distasteful height only when the first declines, Evans averred in an essay which appeared in the 1964 anthology, What is Conservatism? A man without the interior armor...
  • Rand Paul: Don't punish federal workers who used Ashley Madison

    08/26/2015 10:31:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jake Miller
    Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul said Tuesday that government workers who were outed by hackers as members of AshleyMadison.com - a website created to facilitate extramarital affairs - should not face punishment. Before he could register that opinion, though, he had to figure out what the heck "Ashley Madison" is. "I keep seeing that headline, but I'm terrible - I don't know what it is," he confessed to a Washington Post reporter when he was asked about the hack of the risqu website, which exposed the contact information of millions of its users. The senator asked, "So, she has done...
  • Why Montana Is Going Backward on Medical Marijuana

    08/17/2015 5:08:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC News ^ | Michael Bodley | AUG 16 2015
    Gone are the flashing green neon lights advertising $200 ounces of pot. Gone are the caravans of cannabis doctors who signed up hundreds of people in a single day. The medical marijuana business in Montana boomed after voters legalized it in 2004. At one time, this state of only a million people had almost 30,000 patients and 4,900 providers. But the industry has been crippled by state legislators and a determined grass-roots opposition. And a state Supreme Court decision coming as early as October could all but wipe it out. Elizabeth Pincolini is a medical marijuana user and advocate, who...
  • Face Facts: Trump Supporters are Often as Incoherent as He Is

    08/10/2015 6:14:20 AM PDT · by libertarian neocon · 109 replies
    Libertarian Neocon ^ | libertarian neocon
    Last night, instead of focusing on True Detective, I ended up getting into a bit of a flame war on Twitter with some Donald Trump supporters. Oh my, those people have no clue and you really couldn't pin them down on anything. Ask a simple question like "how do you know Trump will govern as a conservative?" and the responses you get are "do your homework", "you're not very bright are you" and "Trump/Cruz is the only hope for this country". The last is would only be true if your hope is for a historic route of the Republican Party....