This LP Member Wishes Austin Petersen The Best of Luck

Wherein I say nice things about Austin Petersen. “Austin Petersen, in preparation for his Senate run, said he made a lot of phone calls and talked to a lot of people before making his decision to run as a Republican. I happened to be one of those people – he came over for dinner in Los Angeles this spring and asked me for my thoughts about his run, and which party. I told him to run as a Republican. There’s probably a dozen reasons why.” Read more at The Libertarian Republic. Advertisements Continue reading This LP Member Wishes Austin Petersen The Best of Luck

Millions Gather Across Nation for “Women’s March”

Okay, I’ve been a couple weeks late updating this site… “Whether you believe banning things like gay marriage or abortion is “never gonna happen”, “might happen” or “definitely happening” — there’s a real fear out there about people’s rights, from people who don’t trust Donald Trump. Libertarians should get that – we don’t tend to trust government at all. To know that millions of allies across the country came together to stand up against the potential threat, the fear that they share — it’s comforting to many people. To know that IF Trump and his administration, or the Republicans in … Continue reading Millions Gather Across Nation for “Women’s March”

Maybe It’s Not About Sexism or Racism: Maybe They’re Fed Up

“On Tuesday, 59 million people voted for Donald Trump and made him our President-elect. Did they do it because they’re racist? They hate women? Immigrants? Free trade? Taxes? The Hollywood elite? The establishment? Maybe. Maybe to all of that, or some of it. Or maybe they hate the other 59 million people who voted for Hillary Clinton. The Clinton voters overwhelmingly chalk up the election results to the fact that Trump voters are racist and sexist. I think those Trump voters hate the Clinton voters not because they actually are racist or sexist, but because they’re constantly being told that they … Continue reading Maybe It’s Not About Sexism or Racism: Maybe They’re Fed Up

Neither Clinton Nor Trump Is An Option To This Millennial

“I agree with supporters of both candidates when they tell me the other one is unacceptable. America deserves better than this, and I cannot believe the country has wasted six billion dollars to determine which of these terrible people will be the executive for the next four years. Frankly, we could’ve solved huge problems in this country with that money, voluntarily applied. I have another option. One who is on the ballot in all 50 states. One who would like to lower taxes, legalize cannabis, have a non-interventionist foreign policy, bring troops home, support a woman’s right to choose, gay marriage, … Continue reading Neither Clinton Nor Trump Is An Option To This Millennial

Former VP Candidate Judd Weiss Releases Final Video Before Election

“He’s got an incredible point to make, and his videos express it succinctly and beautifully. Government is force. Laws are enforced through the threat of violence. Don’t think they get that far? Just look at Eric Garner and what killed him. Police brutality over an unpaid tax. Every law must be considered by the threat of violence it creates. There is a better way. A way to voice and to exit. A way to step away from the hate and the force, and to work together to create something better for everyone. Liberty is a simple concept – don’t harm … Continue reading Former VP Candidate Judd Weiss Releases Final Video Before Election

Childhood & Self-Ownership: Is There A Libertarian Way to Parent?

“I don’t want to say that there’s One True Libertarian parenting style. I’m not even a parent, so plenty of people think I’m disqualified from having an opinion, despite the fact that I have been a child and well aware of my own mind, desires, and agency. I’ve also been a nanny to an incredibly self-possessed child I am honored to still influence as she grows. But I am a libertarian, and I do think that the way I was raised makes my understanding of the principles of self-ownership and non-aggression tremendously engrained in how I reflect on the world, … Continue reading Childhood & Self-Ownership: Is There A Libertarian Way to Parent?

Mandatory Minimum Bill Gains Opposition from Surprising Source

“In August, the state legislature of California passed a bill to approve imposing mandatory minimums in sexual assault cases. This bill came about after the surprisingly short six-month sentence of Brock Turner for three counts of felony sexual assault (he was let out after three months for good behavior). The bill is now awaiting California Governor Jerry Brown’s signature to become law – but there has been a considerable amount of backlash from a group one would generally expect to see in favor of harsher penalties: feminists. A coalition of 25 feminist organizations have submitted a letter to Governor Brown, … Continue reading Mandatory Minimum Bill Gains Opposition from Surprising Source