We Are Libertarian

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.”

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Local Government Should Focus on Freedom

Local governments should focus on using existing revenues more efficiently, monitoring the effectiveness of school funding, and simplifying rules for land use and zoning. Those are three key recommendations in the John Locke Foundation’s new City and County Issue Guide 2014.

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Help Lucas Overby Make (More) History

Lucas Overby became the first Libertarian candidate for Congress to participate in a nationally televised debate with his Republican and Democratic opponents Feb. 1. He is running for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. Republican Bill Young held the seat for 43 years, until his death last year.

The March 11 special election has been getting it’s fair share of national press and it is clear the duopolists are taking it seriously. The GOP convinced David Jolly, a former aide to Rep. Young , to put a seven-figure income as a lobbyist on the back burner to run.

The Democrats nominated Alex Sink, an even higher-profile candidate (and Mt. Airy native). She worked for Bank of America and was elected as Florida’s Chief Financial Officer before losing a competitive race for governor to Rick Scott in 2010. Sink is renting property in the district in order to be eligible to run.

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