Judge Jim Gray, a retired federal judge, was recently in Texas to speak on the topic of drug prohibition at the Texas Regional NORML Conference. Bringing to bear his vast experience on the subject, he delved into the topic and hit on many points which concern people. Asked the question of why he focuses on [...]
I went with a friend of mine over to his parents house to visit with his father last night. As we were standing around shooting pool and talking, the conversation turned towards politics. I’ve known his dad for a long time and we’ve had many political discussions. He knows that I am very politically active [...]
By: Steve Kubby It’s been a long downhill slide from the exuberance, creativity and joy of the Sixties. Since then American culture has become increasingly irrelevant and banal. Intellectual life has been replaced by watching grown men chase balls. Everything they tell us now is a lie, justified by the belief that lies are better [...]
Former New Mexico governor, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson has broken Ed Clark’s 1980 vote record of 921,128. 1,139,562 votes were cast for Johnson which is .9% of the total vote.
Candidates from four third parties participated in a debate hosted by Free & Equal on October 23. Those included were Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson participated in the first debate. A second debate is scheduled for Nov. 5 between [...]
I was recently directed to a piece published in 1977 by Martin Diamond in defense of the Electoral College by an old teacher of mine. That paper can be viewed here in PDF format. It is my aim to give a rebuttal to this paper, not necessarily in support of abolishing the electoral college, but [...]
The idea that libertarians are just states’ rights supporters who have no problem with rights oppression on the state level is a misconception that needs to be put down. First of all, you should read this primer on states’ rights before continuing forward. Also, states do not have rights, only people have rights. Heard all [...]
So you’ve heard of Gary Johnson or maybe you haven’t, but either way once you meet him you probably think he’s a pretty great guy. Very down to earth and pleasant to be around, he’s got his head on straight. Gary knows what it’s like to come from nothing with no connections and work his [...]
For a democracy to protect the integrity of its institutions and perpetuate freedom, the people must not only be opinionated, they must be vigilant. Lately, many Democrats have been very vocal in their opposition to voter ID laws. They claim that these laws are designed to be prohibitive to people who are more likely to [...]
I am a proud gun owner. I grew up in a rural area otherwise known as the country. Having a look around would indicate that most people own guns, especially considering that I live in Texas. It is entirely normal for people around here to either carry a gun in their vehicle or on themselves [...]
Libertarian Party candidate and former two-term governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson made a stop in Waco, Texas on Friday morning, Aug 17. Read more
Everyone from Bill Gates to the homeless guy on the street had access to community and infrastructure. Personal example? My mom went to public high school with Oprah Winfrey in Glendale, Wisconsin. My mom didn’t end up fabulously wealthy.
Recently an ex-den leader got a petition together and submitted it to the Boy Scouts of America in hopes of getting her job back, from which she was fired after it was found out that she was a lesbian. This provides a great opportunity to talk about discrimination, and in what ways it is legal [...]
I’m sure you’ve heard Obama’s recent remark that everyone is going crazy about “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.” You can also be sure that once I come across a good image poking fun at it, I’ll be running it on our Facebook page. For now [...]
By: Stephen Carter There’s been a lot of talk about taxes, the 1%, greed, paying your fair share, inequality, etc here lately. It sounds like a bitter struggle among factions that are more intent on talking at one another rather than with one another. People aren’t understanding one another, and to be fair, most aren’t [...]
By: Steven Bateman “To protect and to serve.” In 1955, this was the motto chosen for the Los Angeles Police Academy and was later adopted by the LAPD itself and many police departments around the country. Yet many folks today, particularly those with libertarian inclinations, distrust the police and view them as enemies. From where [...]
By Stephen Carter Our society needs to overcome a fear that is dragging us down, the fear of being wrong. We live in a world where no one wants to be wrong, ever. Obviously this is impossible. The bad thing is that even when we are wrong, many can’t admit it. Think about it, have [...]
By: Stephen Carter It is a line often repeated, libertarians are just potheads who want to get high. Drugs are an issue that many non-libertarians automatically use to define who libertarians are.
by Shayne Felberg Well, it has been almost a year. After lying low for the winter, the Occupy movement is back. The protests have been going on anew for some time. For those outside of this, with a modicum of political savvy, watching this happen, there have been a number of questions on their mind. [...]
By: Susan Cassidy Or whatever it’s called when your blog is attacked by another blog. Shoot, I don’t even have a “blog.” I have contributed twice to the Progressive Libertarian website because I believe in a progressive move toward greater liberty. The name itself confuses people because of the associations we have with both words. [...]
Land of the free, home of the brave. July 4th, Independence Day, proves this. Right? What’s not to like about this holiday? We’re in the midst of summer at this point, BBQ is in the air, we’re out at the lake, on the beach, in the pool, etc. Parties are abound, many enjoying their drug [...]
States’ rights, they’re cool, hip, and everyone’s talking about them. The question is, why are they talking about them, and how exactly do states have rights?
In preparation for equipping the volunteers of our campaign, I went in search of a printable map of our district yesterday. With the newly drawn lines from the 2010 census going into effect for the first time this year, Texas House District 56 looks quite different from before.
As you may or may not know, we host daily discussions on a slew of topics through our Facebook page. We recently decided to talk about Georgia’s denial of the KKK’s application to adopt a highway, and of course contradiction ensues.
Voting once every four years, or two? Not at all? Does it all feel pretty hopeless, like a waste of time? No offense, but if this is what you’re doing, it essentially is a waste of time.
It seems that memorial day takes on a new and greater meaning for me every year. When I was a child, it was just another holiday to me. As a teenager, it became essentially a day to become infatuated with soldiers and to dream of one day becoming a soldier, a marine in particular. Due [...]
In a CNN Article someone recently shared with me to make a point in an argument, a writer decries the rise in the number of crappy, low-wage jobs. And her take is the one that the far FAR left uses every time – how can the head of a family of four put food on [...]
This is a story about how I made it to the big times and live the American Dream. Well to tell you the truth, I already pocketed millions a year before this, but that’s beside the point.
By: Shayne Felberg In the olden days, it was the Democrats who claimed that everyone was a disadvantaged victim of prejudice, racism, the wealthy, or just society in general. And Democrats had a government program designed to fix things right up for you! Today, the Republicans have jumped on the victim bandwagon and have started [...]
There’s a lot of great people in the Ron Paul community that contribute greatly to supporting Ron Paul and promoting libertarian ideas. They are some of the hardest workers I’ve seen in a political movement and I’m proud to include myself in that group. However, I have recently encountered a Ron Paul supporter that stole [...]