The Libertarian Conference Improvement List

Inspired by a single post on Facebook, I’ve decided to make this the running list of improvements I think every libertarian conference should make. Note: Some conferences do these things already. These things may apply to non-libertarian conferences. I know there’s a lot to be thinking about when putting together a conference, and this is not an inclusive list – it is simply something I notice lacking in some conferences because I’m lucky enough to attend over a dozen every year. 1. Double-sided badges. If you’ve got people’s names in a clear envelope on a lanyard, please make it double-sided. … Continue reading The Libertarian Conference Improvement List

Johnson-Weld is Not a Perfect Ticket, But I’m Still Supporting the Libertarian Party

“On Sunday, the Libertarian Party selected its ticket. Governor Gary Johnson as their presidential nominee, and Governor William Weld as their vice presidential nominee. I was there, and yes, I was on a different “team.” I watched both win on the second ballot, but not by large margins. Johnson only won 55% of the 928 votes, and Weld only 50.5%. Weld won because Johnson pretty much begged us to nominate him. This was not a mandate. This was what appeared to be a begrudging majority. I didn’t vote for either candidate and I’m not going to pretend I’m thrilled with the … Continue reading Johnson-Weld is Not a Perfect Ticket, But I’m Still Supporting the Libertarian Party

Interview on Liberty Cap Talk Live November 2015

Was on Liberty Cap Talk Live with Todd A. Barnett and George Phillies. It starts at 3:49. Link for download and listen: http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-91679/TS-1018873.mp3 Topics: Libertarian Party, LP Presidential Candidates, Austin Petersen, Gary Johnson, Ben Carson, How Libertarians Can Win Votes, Rand and Ron Paul, Anarchism, Police Brutality, Good Cops & Bad Cops. Continue reading Interview on Liberty Cap Talk Live November 2015

We Need Harsher Penalties For False Rape Accusers

“We live in a society where two realities exist simultaneously: accused rapists are often seen as guilty before evidence or trial, and many rape victims face derision, shaming and disbelief when they come forward as victims of sexual assault, which is why they say so many never come forward. Facing a rape charge is terrifying and expensive. Coming forward as a rape victim is also intimidating and re-traumatizing, particularly if the police don’t immediately take you seriously. Neither side has an easy road, and we do a disservice to the complexity of the issue when we broadly presume all accused to … Continue reading We Need Harsher Penalties For False Rape Accusers