LPNC Vice Chair

  • rsvped for Durham-OrangeLP Meetup on Meetup 2017-02-17 01:06:42 -0500

    Durham-Orange LP Meetup

    Come and check out the Durham-Orange LP’s monthly meeting. This month's presentation by featured speaker Michael Munger—noted Duke University economics professor and the most successful gubernatorial candidate in the history of the LPNC (back in 2008)—is on the concept of a Universal Basic Income and will be followed by what promises to be a spirited discussion.

    Here is some background on the Universal Basic Income concept.

    WHEN
    February 21, 2017 at 7pm
    WHERE
    Satisfaction
    905 W Main St
    Durham, NC 27701
    United States
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  • donated 2016-06-20 07:05:59 -0400

    Help Make 2016 the Year of the Libertarian

    $1,550.00 raised
    GOAL: $6,000.00

    NC_Candidates_Vote_Guide.pngOf all the people in the United States, the major political parties have settled on two deeply flawed and incredibly unpopular candidates, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump." - U.S. News

    It's clear the Libertarian Party has a unique opportunity to make a significant impact on the 2016 election.  To make the most of this opportunity, we've designed unique campaign materials for our candidates, including this voting guide, yard signs, and rack cards.

    We need your help to raise the $6,000 to print these materials.

    • $100  will put this material in the hands of 250 people at the NC State Fair, La Fiesta del Pueblo, the Mountain State Fair, and dozens of campaign events.
    • $20 will deliver the libertarian message to 50 North Carolinians.

    Whatever amount you can give will advance the cause of liberty. Make your best contribution today.

    Remember what National LP Chair Nick Sawark said. “We are in it for the long term; we are in it to win. It may take two years, four years, 20 years, but we are not going away. And the old parties are, frankly, dying.”

    With your help in 2016, we can speed the demise of the establishment parties while making their passing as peaceful and painless as possible for the people of our state.

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  • commented on Preamble 2015-12-04 20:32:27 -0500
    Capitalize “First in Flight.”

  • followed Outreach Library 2015-07-20 11:20:29 -0400

    Help Reach 12,000 North Carolinians with Liberty's Promise

    $1,080.00 raised
    GOAL: $3,000.00

    Help spread our vision of a free, peaceful and prosperous North Carolina. 

    Between now and the November 2016 election, the LPNC wants to put the message of liberty into the hands of 12,000 people from the mountains to the coast. But to do that, we need to replenish our outreach library with the materials that can make that possible. 

    Raising $3,000 will allow us to do just that. And starting now will make a huge impact on support for our 2016 candidates.

    You can make a difference for liberty. Make your contribution today. 

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  • posted about Monthly Donation on Facebook 2015-04-28 18:26:30 -0400
    Just made a donation to Libertarian Party of North Carolina

  • donated 2015-02-18 07:48:37 -0500

    LPNC Convention

    Technically, any purchase of 2015 LPNC Convention tickets from us by you is classified as a “contribution” from you to us by the North Carolina State Board of Elections. You will get a receipt that shows you total purchase as a “donation”…but which clearly states that you have registered for the Convention. By pre-registering, you will save time: when you check in at the convention desk, your credentials will be ready for you to pick up.

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  • commented on An Open Letter to Senator Burr: Five Tough Questions 2015-01-23 11:21:15 -0500
    Thanks for the additional proofreading. I will make the corrections. I regret that these minor errors lead you to conclude that these are not serious questions.

  • donated 2014-09-30 16:58:52 -0400

  • commented on Free the Vote US Senate Debate 2014-09-30 10:37:43 -0400
    Mr. Kinlaw,
    Thank you for catching the typo. I apologize for the error.

  • Haugh: Militarization of Police Made Ferguson Inevitable

    by Rachel Mills

    Sean Haugh, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate,  just released a new video with his thoughts on the events in Ferguson and the militarization of police. It's a very troubling trend and we need to be aware of what's happening all over the country.

    Any town could turn into Ferguson in a moment, really. Some 400 police departments in North Carolina alone have military equipment from the same Pentagon program that has turned Ferguson into a war zone.

    Please watch and share.


  • commented on Haugh Pollls 11 Percent 2014-06-06 14:36:30 -0400
    This is a false fear. As the Libertarian candidate, Sean Haugh will not “pull votes” from either Speaker Tillis or Sen. Hagan or “cost” conservatism control of the U.S. Senate. He will earn the votes of those who believe in his libertarian message. If neither Mr. Tillis nor Mrs. Hagan earn those votes, they will have only themselves to blame.

  • commented on Haugh Wins 2014-05-09 12:31:23 -0400
    Many Libertarians agree with you. Political parties should be allowed to nominate candidates any way they want, and if they want primaries, they should organize and pay for them.

  • commented on Final US Senate Candidate Forum 2014-05-05 22:14:50 -0400
    Test

  • followed The Great Society at 50 2014-04-21 10:15:59 -0400

    The Great Society at 50

    by J.J. Summerell
    Chair, Libertarian Party of North Carolina

    JJ_Summerell.jpgFifty years ago, at the campuses of Ohio University and the University of Michigan, President Lyndon Johnson ushered in the Great Society, a bold and ambitious undertaking of the federal government with two admirable and noble objectives: the elimination of poverty and the elimination of racial injustice.

    Though we still have some degree of racial injustice among the peoples of the United States, Johnson’s programs, and subsequent federal programs, have been quite successful at the goal of eliminating racial injustice in our society. Kudos to President Johnson and the American people on this accomplishment.

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  • published Stand for Liberty in Principles 2014-03-31 20:48:28 -0400

    Stand for Liberty

    Welcome to the 
    Libertarian Party of North Carolina!

    The Libertarian Party is a consistent and principled advocate for freedom, equal rights, transparency, peace, and more!  Founded in 1971, the Libertarian Party has been guided by the philosophy that no one should initiate force or fraud against another person or their property.  

    Unlike other parties you may be more familiar with, we do not bend our principles to public opinion, but rather seek to bend public opinion to our principles.

    The Libertarian Party of North Carolina has been on the ballot in every gubernatorial and presidential election in our state since 1978, except for 1992.  

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    Check out our Statement of Principles and our Platform.

    Platforma del Partido Libertario

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  • Libertarians Oppose More Restrictions on Voting Rights

    Just when it didn't seem possible that North Carolina's election laws could get more restrictive, the Republican majority has come up with a massive bill that would make it even harder for people to vote. Using the excuse that they are trying to combat voter fraud, the Republicans want to perpetrate an even greater fraud on North Carolina voters under the guise of restoring "confidence in government."

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  • published Oppose HB589 2013-07-25 00:13:52 -0400

    Libertarians oppose more restrictions on the right to vote

    July 25, 2013

    Republicans claim to be the party of limited government. Now we see what that term really means: when Republicans say limited government, they apparently mean government limited to them and their supporters.

    RALEIGH (July 24) - The Libertarian Party of North Carolina issued this statement by J.J. Summerell, party chair, regarding HB 589:

    “Just when it didn't seem possible that North Carolina's election laws could get more restrictive, the Republican majority has come up with a massive bill that would make it even harder for people to vote. Using the excuse that they are trying to combat voter fraud, the Republicans want to perpetrate an even greater fraud on North Carolina voters under the guise of restoring 'confidence in government.'

    “Republicans claim to be the party of limited government. Now we see what that term really means: when Republicans say limited government, they apparently mean government limited to them and their supporters.

    “The voter ID proposal alone was a bad idea to begin with. Cramming in further restrictions on the right to vote — including eliminating pre-registration for 16- and 17- year olds, ending same-day registration, even with a valid ID, restricting early voting, and banning paid voter registration drives — doesn't just make a bad bill worse, it perverts the bill into a nightmare for free elections.

    “There may be some issues covered in HB 589 that are real, needed reform. But these issues can and should be debated separately. However, the overall tenor, and the inevitable result of this bill, and the manner in which it is being rushed to passage, will do great damage to the democratic process in North Carolina.

    “The right to vote is the most basic, fundamental right we have, and it must be jealously guarded in order to preserve our democratic system. It is the right 'by which all other rights are protected,' as Thomas Paine observed.

    “In a republic, the law should encourage, not discourage, voting. It should make it easier to vote, not more difficult. Any rule, restriction or condition that inhibits, restricts, discourages or imposes any unreasonable and unnecessary encumbrance on the right to vote is a danger to our republic.

    “The Libertarian Party of North Carolina urges the people of our state to reject this bill. Call your state representatives today and urge them to vote 'No' on HB 589.”


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