The story below was published by Brian Edwards of the Pionner Press on October 26, 2016. For the Libertarian Party of Minnesota, election victory does not rest on their presidential candidate actually winning. If the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson receives 5 percent of the vote in Minnesota, his minor party would gain major party status
October 22, 2016 The promise of an "independent" and "citizens-only" commission to determine legislative pay may sound like a good idea, but increasingly, many are not being fooled. Prior to September, no organization had taken a stance either for or against the Constitutional Amendment appearing on the statewide ballot in November. That changed one month
October 18, 2016 NOTE: While the actual election process of tabulating ballots is quite sound, the events leading up to Election Day are another matter entirely. The following op-ed commentary was submitted to the Star Tribune and MinnPost four weeks ago. Both media outlets failed to publish it, thus it is presented here. The "Commission"
Pro-Libertarian yard signs are popping up all over the state, and it's still not too late to get one of your very own! We are currently distributing regular sized signs for yards of all kinds, but would love to find some very special yards in high-traffic areas, just waiting for a big, beautiful 4'x8' sign to help us reach even
The op-ed below was published by the Star Tribune on September 28, 2016. Griffin Edwards is a St. Olaf senior from Encinitas, CA, majoring in Russian language and international development. He is currently studying abroad in Veliky Novgorod, Russia. Despite the repeated assertion that I’m just giving my vote away to either Hillary or Trump
September 23, 2016 As happens every four years, the Democratic- and Republican-controlled Commission on Presidential Debates is preparing to trot out their own two candidates at their first nationally televised debate on Monday, September 26. Perhaps they believe that a public widely dissatisfied with both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will simply fall in line
September 21, 2016 A Constitutional Amendment, which few have heard about, will be appearing on the statewide ballot. The initial reaction of voters is likely to be supportive, but the language is deceptive. Neither option is particularly pro-liberty, however, we believe what is being proposed is worse. People of all political persuasions may agree with
September 14, 2016 LPMN Chair Chris Dock greets fairgoers. Amid the overall attendance record of 1.9 million people attending this year's Minnesota State Fair, many of those visitors stopped by the LPMN outreach booth. At times, the public's enthusiasm was overwhelming. Crowds deluged the booth, scarfing up t-shirts, buttons, bumperstickers, and yardsigns, leading
Chris Dock (Party Chair) and Chris Holbrook (Political Director) spent some time talking with Minnesotans about what they think about the Sunday ban on liquor sales and other associated blue laws.
September 8, 2016 Steven Zilberg, a student, world traveler, and liberty advocate, was featured in the St Cloud Times. He is the Libertarian candidate for State Senate District 14. Supporters can follow his campaign via his Facebook page. The original article can be found here. * * * A different kind of candidate Kirsti Marohn,