Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee issued the following statement: Libertarianism is the idea that you have the right to pursue happiness in any way you wish as long as it doesn't hurt people or take their stuff. We support the fundamental rights of all people, all of the time. We do not denigrate or disparage any group. We respect the humanity of all people.
Students have returned to class, and another back-to-school shopping season has come to an end. While parents have nearly endless choices to be made on school supplies, clothing, etc. the most important aspect of going back to school is still not a choice for most families – which school their child will attend.
When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President in mid-June, people thought it would be a briefly entertaining publicity stunt that was meant to garner some free advertising for his next reality show or business deal. Who could have imagined that two months later he would continue to lead the polling numbers among the potential GOP candidates?
Libertarians in Minneapolis have had enough of the bans! In an appeal sent to LPMN members and supporters in the city last week, residents were encouraged to contact the city councillors in their wards to ask them to support freedom of consumer choice by voting against a proposal to criminalize plastic bags. As a result, the City Council did not vote on the proposal last week as had been expected.
We may look the same. We may use the same language. We put our pants on one leg at a time. Most of us, anyway. We certainly have a unique way of thinking though. Of course, our first instinct is not to suggest that “there ought to be a law.” That is the beginning of how we differ from non-libertarians.
Do you have what it takes to manage the Libertarian Party of Minnesota through massive growth towards our goals of electoral competitiveness and greater policy influence? The LPMN is seeking an Executive Director to serve as principal administrative assistant to the Chair. Learn more about the position.
Although it's difficult for many libertarian to accept, in order to win elections we need to win the votes of non-libertarians. And in order to do that, we must demonstrate to them that we can govern effectively, even while reducing government.
LPMN Executive Director Andy Burns appeared on "Up & At 'Em" on AM 1130 today in hour 3 to talk about the state of the Minnesota party, what is the makeup of the LP, Rand Paul, and a variety of other questions.
Libertarian Party of Minnesota Executive Director Andy Burns has accepted a position as the Affiliate Development Specialist for the National Libertarian Party. There will be a transition period during which Andy will work for both the National LP and the LPMN, with the end date of the transition being September 14. Andy has been the Executive Director of the LPMN since February of 2013, and will continue to perform volunteer work in the future as a member of the LPMN.
Republican politicians and their allies are wailing over the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling which affirmed provisions of Obamacare, blaming the president for the onerous, 17,000-page body of law that is driving up the cost of health insurance premiums for Americans. But Republicans are just as much to blame for Obamacare as the president.