Libertarians seeking new executive director

The Libertarian Party of North Carolina is seeking a replacement for executive director Brad Hessel, who will step down June 30 to pursue other business interests. “We’ll be focusing our search on candidates here in North Carolina,” said J.J. Summerell, LPNC chair. “We’re looking for someone with strong managerial and communications skills, preferably with experience …

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Show Up. Be Nice. Win!

The formula for Libertarian candidate success is rather simple: Show up. Be nice. Win. That will be the message of Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark in his keynote address to the Libertarian Party of North Carolina State Convention April 11. Sarwak said that when Libertarians run for office consistently, it shows people who aren’t …

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Libertarians should ‘Strike While the Ire is Hot’

A confluence of factors may present an opportunity for electoral success for Libertarians and the party needs to be prepared to “Strike While the Ire is Hot.” That will be the message renowned political analyst John Davis will present to the Gala Banquet attendees at the 2015 State Libertarian Party Convention April 11. Davis will …

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More Selected Salvos from the Loose Cannon Libertarian

“Selected Salvos 2” is the second Fun&Freedom Book by Garry Reed, the self-proclaimed Loose Cannon Libertarian. One reviewer said his writing bordered on H.L. Mencken and Groucho Marx. My opinion is that it’s more more akin to an edgy and irreverent hybridization of Harry Browne and P.J. O’Rourke. “Selected Salvos 2” is similar to his …

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Libertarian US Senate primary is tomorrow

The second primary in the history of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina will be held Tuesday. The Libertarian U.S. Senate primary is open to all registered Libertarians and unaffiliated voters. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. If you are registered Libertarian, when you go to vote the poll workers should give you the …

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Libertarians support non-partisan redistricting

Press release from the Libertarian Party of North Carolina RALEIGH (April 15) – Adding a plank supporting an independent, non-partisan redistricting process was one of the changes made to the platform at the Libertarian Party of North Carolina state convention held April 4-5 in Durham. Libertarians also adopted a plank calling for proportional representation for …

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Putting LIBERTY in ACTION

Registration is now open for the 2014 Annual Convention of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina Join us in Durham April 4-5 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 4620 S. Miami Blvd. This year, our emphasis will be on putting Liberty in Action, focusing on affiliate development and support for our Libertarian candidates. We’ll hear from some candidates during the convention sessions. Don’t miss what …

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We are Libertarians

Rodger Paxton, Libertarian Party of Arkansas secretary, explains why Libertarian candidates are inevitable asked the question, “Why are you running against a good Republican” or a “libertarian Republican.” The question derives from “a fundamental misunderstanding of what it means to be a Libertarian.” Paxton says that Republicans and conservatives throw around words like “Republican-libertarian,” conservative …

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Top ten books about libertarianism

Here are my choices for the top ten best libertarian books, in no particular order. My Amazon.com wish list is here. Some are also available form the Advocates for Self-Government, The Cato Institute, Laissez Faire Club, or from the author’s website. Many can be downloaded as PDFs for free.

Libertarian state convention focuses on growth, activism

Liberty in action was the theme and focus of the Libertarian Party of North Carolina annual state convention held in Flat Rock over the weekend. J.J. Summerell, who was reelected state chair, noted that the 50 percent increase in party membership in 2012 can be attributed to the growing dissatisfaction of voters with the Republican …

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