Tag: Libertarian Party

Libertarian Party: CPD shuts out millions of voters again

The Libertarian Party is raising issue with the Commission on Presidential Debates for its decision to exclude Gary Johnson from the second presidential debate.


Libertarian Party to Democrats: It’s cruel to be kind

Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders, and other speakers at the Democratic National Convention are espousing the virtue of love,


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Johnson, Weld nominated by Libertarians for president, veep

Two-term Massachusetts governor William Weld became the vice presidential nominee for the Libertarian Party.


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Jason Farrell: Why Libertarians are failing at politics

Jerry Taylor of the Niskanen Center dropped a truth bomb on the beltway in his recent piece for Fox News about the decline of Rand Paul. Taylor notes that the alleged growth of the libertarian movement in the wake of the Ron Paul campaign was largely illusory.


Will Hammer: Judicial, police reform needed

The recent appalling incident that left UVA honor student Martese Johnson bloodied and arrested is yet another example of the apparent increase of excessive force used by police across the country.


Libertarian Will Hammer announces for 20th House District race

Will Hammer has announced that he is running against Dickie Bell for the Virginia House of Delegates 20th District seat this year.


Will Hammer: Thank you, and an announcement

Libertarian Party congressional nominee Will Hammer thanks his supporters and offers a post-election announcement.


Gary Johnson endorses Will Hammer for Congress

Will Hammer, Libertarian candidate for US House of Representatives in Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District, has received the endorsement of Gary Johnson.


Bitcoin: The next unwinnable war?

We need to elect people that understand and will protect the flourishing Bitcoin market and keep it out of the reach of the Federal government’s omnipotent tentacles and omniscient bureaucrats.


Goodlatte: Convenient constitutional conservative

You may hear the term Constitutional Conservative often lately, whether it is in discussions with friends and family or listening to a campaign ad. There are some genuine Constitutional Conservatives in office, like Rep. Justin Amash (MI).


Will Hammer: ISIL and U.S. foreign policy

The current situation with ISIL is a direct result of our flawed interventionist foreign policy created and supported by nearly every member of the United States Congress.


Libertarian in Fifth District Congress race opposes pipeline

Paul Jones of Charlottesville, Libertarian Party candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives, announced his opposition to the joint-venture Atlantic Coast Pipeline project sponsored by Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas, and AGL Resources.


Robert Sarvis tells Dems, Republicans alike how it is

Robert Sarvis ran for governor in Virginia as the Libertarian Party nominee in 2013, and despite barely registering a peep in the discourse of the campaign with all the attention on Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli, he still received 6.5 percent of the statewide vote.


GOP activist leaves party, joins Robert Sarvis Senate campaign

Roanoke native and political activist Caleb Coulter has resigned his position with the Republican Party in order to work as full-time campaign manager for the Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate, Robert Sarvis.


Robert Sarvis: Mark Warner fails voters on civil liberties, privacy

Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia, released the following statement today.


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Rutherford Institute suit challenges laws favoring major party candidates

Alleging that Virginia’s signature and ballot placement election laws favor major party candidates for political office, while discriminating against minor party and independent candidates, The Rutherford Institute has filed a First Amendment lawsuit in federal district court against the State Board of Elections (SBE).


Libertarian perspective on Hobby Lobby ruling

In response to yesterday’s Hobby Lobby ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict made the following statement.


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Libertarian Party to build on record increases in support at national convention

Even as Republicans and Democrats are suffering sharp declines in voters who identify with them, the Libertarian Party is gearing up for their biennial national convention to build on record growth in the last two years.


Chris Graham: Whither Robert Sarvis and the Virginia Libertarian Party?

OK, so he didn’t get 10 percent, and he surely didn’t win. But Robert Sarvis held on to most of the support that he was getting in polls taken before the 2013 Virginia governor election. What does this mean for Sarvis and for the Libertarian Party whose banner he carried? Not much, actually, despite what you’re hearing from the Libertarians.


Robert Sarvis on the debate: ‘A complete farce’

You can forgive Robert Sarvis for being a bit bitter. Sarvis is on the ballot for governor as the Libertarian Party nominee, he’s polling 10 percent or above in most polls, and yet he was strong-armed out of a slot in the final gubernatorial debate of the 2013 election cycle because, well, because he’s not a Democrat or Republican.


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ACLU to U.S. Supreme Court: Don’t overturn decision on voter petitions

The ACLU of Virginia yesterday submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to deny the State Board of Elections’ request for review of the Fourth Circuit’s decision holding that Virginia may not prohibit nonresidents from circulating ballot petitions for third-party presidential candidates.


Robert Sarvis denied spot in WDBJ governor’s debate

Robert Sarvis is rising in the polls, but his improved showing wasn’t enough to earn him a spot in the Oct. 24 governor’s debate being sponsored by WDBJ in Roanoke.


Gary Johnson endorses Robert Sarvis for Virginia governor

Former New Mexico governor and 2012 Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson endorsed Libertarian Robert Sarvis for governor of Virginia today.


Libertarian governor nominee Robert Sarvis talks politics with Augusta Free Press

Robert Sarvis has put more than 8,500 miles on his van this summer running for governor. It might be an uphill battle for Sarvis, running as a Libertarian against well-heeled major-party opponents in Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe, but for Sarvis, 36, a native of Northern Virginia with degrees from Harvard, Cambridge, NYU and George Mason, it’s one worth fighting.


Robert Sarvis: Reaction to NoVA Governor’s Forum

I attended a candidates’ forum sponsored by four chambers of commerce in the Northern Virginia area. Despite multiple major newspapers calling for my inclusion in debates, I was not invited to participate, and Virginia voters missed an opportunity to have a truly useful forum where real solutions were discussed.


Libertarian governor nominee wows to fight for same-sex marriage

Robert Sarvis, Libertarian nominee for governor of Virginia, vows to “honor the ‘Loving Legacy,’ and lead the fight to recognize same-sex marriage in Virginia.”


Libertarian candidate gains ballot access in Pennsylvania

If Pennsylvania is indeed becoming a late-charging battleground state, the presence of Libertarian Gary Johnson on the ballot could be a factor in the effort by Republican Mitt Romney to upset Democrat Barack Obama there.


Chris Graham: Nuts and berries

Where I break with Libertarians – the economy. The stuff about keeping government out of my private life, I’m there. (Which is where I break with so-called conservative Republicans, who think it’s not only OK but encouraged for government to tell you every little thing you should be able to do in your private life.) […]


The AFP Blog – Feb. 6-8, 2009

– Bills prohibiting Virginia from complying with Federal Real ID Act head to floor of General Assembly, Friday, 9:38 a.m. – State awards contract for design of truck-climbing lanes on I-81 in Rockbridge, Friday, 9:38 a.m. – Libertarians call on Kaine to step down as DNC chair, Friday, 9:38 a.m. – DuPont Community Credit Union […]


White House ’08: Barr talks with AFP about campaign

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net It had seemed for a time back in the summer that former Republican congressman Bob Barr might end up playing a spoiler role in the ’08 presidential election by siphoning off a couple of percentage points from the vote total of Republican John McCain in what had been expected to […]


Local Libertarians talk up Barr as presidential nominee

Item by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Former Republican congressman Bob Barr is the Libertarian Party’s nominee to run for president. Charlottesville-area Libertarians are excited with the choice. “Unlike the Democrats and Republicans, whose conventions are nothing more than coronations, our convention was full of suspense and drama. No one knew who was going to win going […]