Liberty iNC Season 3 Episode 2
Your rights, all the time. Nothing more, nothing less, no exceptions. Simple as that.
On Episode 2 of Season 3 of Liberty iNC, our featured guest is the venerable Dr. Mary Ruwart.
Dr. Ruwart discusses Libertarian messaging. We discuss effective ways to package our message of Liberty and look for opportunities for inroads. Dr. Ruwart shares her incredible wealth of experience and insight, and shares some stories.
The panel discussion looks at some on the ground examples, and we discuss what we are focused on now, in NC.
Dee Watson and Ryan Brown on the legislative update tip, talking pending bills around education and school vouchers.
Shannon Bray, governor candidate, shares ten things about him.
And Dub Dub and Groo talk sports.
Liberty iNC Season 3 is Here!
Your rights, all the time. Nothing more, nothing less, no exceptions. Simple as that. Liberty iNC
Welcome back to the third season of Liberty iNC, your Liberty-lynchpin-constitutional-crossroads perspective podcast. This season, we have an extraordinary lineup of guests that some people are saying might be the best lineup in the whole history of podcasting, which we can neither confirm nor deny.
This week, our featured guest is Andy Stevens, of Grass Roots North Carolina. He breaks down the messy process that is passing legislation and talks about how we can protect our 2A rights, as part of an illuminating discussion.
If you like it, let us know at [email protected]. And if you don’t like it, let us know then too. We welcome feedback, critiques, ideas, and suggestions. And if it's something you think might interest you in helping out, we have plenty of interesting stuff to do.
Keep an eye out for a new episode each weekend.
Tar Heel Libertarian - May 2023
Volume 3, Issue 7 | April 2023
"But let me offer you my definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree? Well then tell me how much of what I earn belongs to you - and why?" ― Walter Williams
In this Issue...
In our May 2023 issue, the Tar Heel takes a look at the flurry of legislative activity that is ongoing in the NC state house right now. We have two great interviews - with Orange County LP Chair Matthew Clements, and with GNRC's Andy Stevens. We have some great opinion pieces on currently pending legislation, a scathing rebuke of the Fayetteville city council by Mike Ross, and a brilliant defense of the second amendment philosophically by Justin Hinckley. Enjoy!
From the Chair
Monthly message from the Chair of your Libertarian Party of North Carolina Executive Committee.
Timely ruminations, calls to action, extraordinary insights, and so much more in the articles featured in the Tar Heel Libertarian.
- Courage in Human Action, by Joshua D. Glawson
- Interview with GNRC's Andy Stevens, by Rob Yates
- There Is No Need To Protect Men From Trans Athletes, by Dee Watson
- School Choice Counterpoints, by Angela Humphries and Ryan Brown
LP in NC
Members of your LPNC are doing big things around the state, and we capture it all right here. This month we share Strategic Communications Adviser Joshua Glawson Foudation for Econmic Education article.
Seeking new affiliate team members!
The LPNC affiliate team is seeking regional liaisons to assist counties or regions in becoming official affiliates of the LPNC. Liaisons are responsible for following up with local organizers, as well as keeping open communication with those already active. They serve as coordinators between local groups and the LPNC; offering guidance, sharing information and resources, and updating contact information. They should be organized, with strong communication skills, and the willingness to attend virtual, bi-weekly meetings and work collectively to give updates, resolve issues, and find new opportunities.
Meetings are every other Monday at 8 PM.
Please e-mail Kimberly Acer at [email protected] if you are interested!
Each month, the Tar Heel sits down with the Chair of a county affiliate. We discuss our personal stories, humble Libertarian roots, the latest developments in that county, and what we can expect in the future. In May, we hear from Matthew Clements, Orange County Chair, in a broad interview about getting a new affiliate off the ground and what the party needs to keep growing.
Governor candidate Mike Ross on his experience at the Fayetteville city council meeting and the naked power grab that the people thwarted there.
All things second amendment from the LPNC's 2A issues liaison, Justin Hinckley. This month, he looks at why the second amendment is important on a fundamental level.
Who says Libertarians aren't cultured? This month, Steven DiFiore reviews the canonical 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne
Full May edition
Libertarian Party of North Carolina Calls for Police Transparency
April 17, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Libertarian Party of North Carolina (LPNC) condemns, in the absolute strongest terms possible, the arrest of Monica Ussery for exercising her Constitutional right to peaceful protest, as revealed by the police body camera footage that was released last week, as well as the despicable disregard for the law the police officers demonstrated.
Body camera footage has revealed several instances of abhorrent and egregious behavior by police officers, and is often the only way they stand any chance of facing accountability. We at the LPNC have called for justice for Joshua for over a year now. Homeless veteran Joshua Rohrer was harassed and assaulted by two Gastonia police officers, leading to his manufactured arrest which resulted in the death of his service dog. The city fought against the release of that body camera footage for almost nine months. When it was released, we saw that the truth was even worse than the most dire eyewitness accounts.
Or take the case of Jada Johnson. Johnson was allegedly shot 17 times in the back by the cops while other police officers were holding her down. She was completely unarmed at the time she was shot. Her two-year old daughter and her grandparents witnessed the whole thing. Of course, the body camera footage has been sealed and a gag order placed on anyone who sees it, because why would anyone want to see what actually happened (we assume is the state’s reasoning).
In contrast, the numerous actions by noble police officers each and every day merit exposure, to balance the scales of the conversation. Further, body camera videos serve to protect police officers who follow the law and protect the people, instead of putting themselves above the law, especially when there are unfounded accusations of impropriety.
We, the Libertarian Party of North Carolina, call on the state to change its body camera footage rules. The inability of the public to see how well public servants are living up to their charge is a fundamental necessity to a functioning democracy. The draconian control of information, leveraged to serve the interests of the state, imposed by our current body camera footage release laws, protects no one except for corrupt and errant cops, and fosters an environment of distrust between the police and the public they ostensibly serve.
We call on the legislature and Governor Cooper to act immediately to update the law so that all body camera footage is immediately available to the public, with necessary exceptions only to protect the identities of vulnerable victims of crime (excluding when the crime was perpetrated by the police).