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A Libertarian Walks into the University of Minnesota… By Susan Esbe, Political Science Student at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Ben Shapiro was supposed to speak at the University of Minnesota campus in 2018. He was moved to a smaller venue off campus out of fear that his appearance would cause chaos on campus.  In other words, he was all but cancelled. I knew this when I chose Minnesota as my university of study. As

2021-01-09T15:29:54+00:00January 9th, 2021|0 Comments

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+00:00January 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+00:00January 11th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Burnsville taxpayers gain ally on City Council

August 25, 2017 The pattern is well-established.  When expenditures don't fit within their budget, government officials grasp for more revenue.  A tax-grab is nearly always their first option. Not so fast, says LPMNer Cara Schulz.  As someone who understands what it's like to hold gainful employment, she knows that residents "don’t get to just get

2017-11-28T13:00:25+00:00August 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Burnsville taxpayers gain ally on City Council

Libertarians join city races in Minneapolis

August 16, 2017 Amid city races so far dominated by DFL incumbents and challengers, Libertarian candidates have now joined the field.  The Star Tribune took note of this in their latest article covering the Minneapolis races. None have been involved in politics outside of the libertarian movement, nor been members of any other party.  All

2017-08-16T23:15:33+00:00August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Libertarians join city races in Minneapolis

Government, forcing restrictions or enforcing liberty?

July 28, 2017 This Op-Ed commentary was submitted to MinnPost by LPMN Chair Chris Holbrook.  The original article can be seen here.  It is also reproduced below. Government’s role: to protect the minority from the majority By Chris Holbrook |  07/28/17 I was bothered by the assertion of a published commentary piece this week ("Government's

2017-07-28T16:29:44+00:00July 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Government, forcing restrictions or enforcing liberty?

Libertarian activist defends retailers and minorities against new ban

July 18, 2017 The latest news comes as no surprise to most residents of Minneapolis, who've been besieged by numerous mandates, bans, and restrictions in recent years by its City Council.  Many anti-liberty ordinances from the city have since been enacted by surrounding suburbs, and often eventually, statewide by the legislature. However, Libertarians in Minneapolis

2017-07-18T05:33:35+00:00July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Libertarian activist defends retailers and minorities against new ban

LPMN statement on Philando Castile case

June 16, 2017 The following statement was issued by LPMN Chair Chris Holbrook after Officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted on all charges for the 2016 death of motorist Philando Castile: Philando Castile While we are deeply disappointed by the verdict in the manslaughter case against Jeronimo Yanez, we commend Ramsey County Attorney John

2017-06-16T19:22:10+00:00June 16th, 2017|Comments Off on LPMN statement on Philando Castile case

Media entrepreneur becomes LPMN Executive Director

April 26, 2017 At the 2017 LPMN State Convention, members will have the opportunity to meet our new Executive Director, Matt Kowalski! A filmmaker and entrepreneur, Kowalski owns a media consulting agency in Crystal, Minnesota.  He became involved with the LPMN as campaign manager for the Holbrook/Dock Libertarian gubernatorial ticket in 2014.  He remained active

2017-04-26T22:54:13+00:00April 26th, 2017|Comments Off on Media entrepreneur becomes LPMN Executive Director

Voter’s Guide to endorsed candidates 2016

November 4, 2016 We hope this Voter’s Guide will assist our membership and supporters in making their decisions for the November 8 general election. It's a complete listing of all LPMN-endorsed candidates running for local, state, and federal offices. This is intended to be a one-stop shop for information about our candidates, how they were

2016-11-04T21:03:16+00:00November 4th, 2016|Comments Off on Voter’s Guide to endorsed candidates 2016