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Libertarian Party Versus Independence Party: What are the Differences?

ARTICLE BY: James Jenneman Independence Party of Minnesota Background The insurgent candidacy of Texas billionaire Ross Perot in the 1992 presidential race that, like most elections, presented no good options from the two big parties, was the most successful “third party” run since Theodore Roosevelt’s run on the Progressive Party ticket. Perot’s ultimately unsuccessful presidential

2018-09-11T13:36:03+00:00 September 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Full house in race for Maye Quade’s seat

Matthew Swenson announces campaign in House 57A Matthew Swenson officially declared his candidacy for the 57A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Swenson is a resident of Apple Valley and has a professional background in education. He said in a press release that he decided to run for office as a Libertarian to offer

2018-07-16T10:01:16+00:00 July 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Minnesota elections: Why we must open the gate to minor parties

“Nothing flatters vanity, nor confirms obstinacy in Kings more than repeated petitioning, and nothing has contributed more than that to make the King absolute.” — Thomas Paine It is high time we modernize election law in Minnesota. Statute 200.20.subd.7 states that a minor political party must achieve 5 percent of the statewide vote in the

2018-07-11T16:14:33+00:00 July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Mankato’s Heather Biedermann Elected Libertarian National Delegate

MANKATO, MINN. — Heather Biedermann of Mankato was among 19 Minnesotans elected as a national delegate following the Libertarian Party of Minnesota state convention held in Maple Grove on April 14. This will be the first time Biedermann has served as a Minnesota delegate and her first convention. A recent member of the Libertarian Party,

2018-07-11T16:28:37+00:00 July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Cosmos resident elected Libertarian national delegate

Jill Galvan of Cosmos is among 19 Minnesotans elected as a national delegate at the Libertarian Party of Minnesota State Convention April 14 in Maple Grove. This is the first time Galvan has served as a Minnesota delegate. According to a press release, she is a leader for Minnesota's 7th Congressional District, and intends to

2018-07-11T16:18:25+00:00 July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Civil Asset Forfeiture

By Mark Deardorff Examples of Civil Asset Forfeiture (CAF) DA seizes a grandmother’s house when her grandson consummates a marijuana purchase by telephone from his bedroom. In Volusia County, Florida, police stop motorists going south on I-95 and seize any cash they are carrying more than $100, reasoning that bringing that much cash meant

2018-03-20T23:23:57+00:00 March 19th, 2018|0 Comments

Registration is open for an action-packed 2016 convention on Saturday, April 16th! In addition to our keynote speaker Davi Barker and our Presidential Candidates’ Forum, our convention features speakers and NINE workshops offering practical and fun ways for you to LIVE FREE. Come hear what Libertarians have to offer, and be a part of the future!

2018-04-13T13:18:40+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Comments Off on

Free Markets Increase Opportunities for the Poor

One area of society that the Libertarian Party, and libertarianism and free markets as a whole, has failed to reach is the poor. The issue lies in the promises of elected leaders to resolve poverty with programs and increased hourly wages without drawing attention to the fact that poverty in liberally run communities persists and

2018-05-31T12:52:29+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Government Regulation – For the Corporations, By the Corporations

Government regulation of business essentially began in 1887 with the formation of the ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission), which purportedly was intended to regulate the railroads, a dominant industry of the time.  In a nutshell, major railroad companies had been unable to sustain the big profits they wanted due to "cutthroat competition" from many competitors in

2018-06-01T00:23:49+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments