Our New Political Director


February 19, 2013 — The executive committee of the LPNC met on Saturday, February 16th and received their first report from their newly elected Political Director, Erik Raudsep.

Raudsep, is a voting member of the executive committee of the LPNC and has been involved in politics for many years now. He started off in campaigns for the Republican Party and has an extensive history with grass roots operations with …

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A Libertarian Response to Governor Pat McCrory’s State of the State Address

The Republican and Democratic Governors of the past 40 years have all contributed to the excessive debt, regulation and public sector bureaucracy which handicaps North Carolina in the areas of education, economic growth and the drug war. I would like to offer a Libertarian perspective on each of these areas, below.

To appreciate this perspective and for those unfamiliar with the Libertarian Party of North Carolina (LPNC), it must be understood that we are the fastest growing and third largest political party in North Carolina. We …

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Libertarian Party Reaches an Important Milestone in North Carolina Politics

Here is an article that appeared in the Ballot Access News Blog by Richard Winger.  This article has relevance to every citizen who supports the notion of a third party in North Carolina, but especially Libertarians.  Even though we have crossed another major milestone, we still must be aware of how important ballot access truly is and how so much of the hard work put into Libertarian Politics here in North Carolina could easy slip away from us if we loose our footing. Registering as …

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New Appointments by the ecLPNC!

Mark Rogers Named Director of Communications for the Libertarian Party of North Carolina and Erik Raudsep Named At-Large Member of the Executive Committee

January 12, 2013, Davidson, NC—The Libertarian Party of North Carolina Executive Committee met just outside of Charlotte on Saturday to discuss party business. Among the items discussed were two new appointments to state-level office positions. Mark Rogers of Carrboro, NC will serve as the Director of Communications and Erik Raudsep of Durham, NC will serve as an at-large member of the executive …

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Great Editorial from Durham/Orange

Durham City Council Votes Against Liberty?

I say Yes. But I will admit it is a loaded question. The Durham City Council met today and selected Don Moffitt as the next City Council member. Former City Councilman Mike Woodard was elected to the NC State Senate in the November election forcing him to vacate his seat representing Ward 3 on the Durham City Council. The City Council solicited applications to fill the vacancy. Four applied including former Planning Commission Chairman Don Moffitt, …

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Simple analysis is superior to complex analysis…

Gov. Johnson: Obama and Romney defend status quo

Gov. Johnson: Obama and Romney defend status quo

Libertarian presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson released this statement about the first presidential “debate.”

“We didn’t see a debate tonight. We saw two slightly differing versions of defending the Republican and Democrat status quo that has given us war after war after war, a $16 trillion debt, and a government that is the answer to everything.

“Nowhere was there a real plan for reducing government, balancing the budget any time in the foreseeable future, or a path that will actually put Americans back to work.

“We heard two …

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Follow Gov. Johnson’s online commentary during ‘debate’

Gov. Gary Johnson will host a special online event on Wednesday, October 3rd, at 6:00 pm PDT / 9:00 pm EDT, during which he will provide commentary on the presidential debate.

The event will be hosted via Google+ Hangout at http://tinyurl.com/Oct-3-Online-Event, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/govgaryjohnson.

Gov. Johnson is challenging his exclusion from the presidential debates. His plans to share online commentary during Wednesday’s debate and during subsequent debates are subject to change should the Commission on Presidential Debates or the federal courts allow him to participate.

To learn more …

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Gary Johnson at Duke University

Here’s a sample of the media coverage of Libertarian presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson’s visit to Duke University yesterday. He held a press conference in the afternoon, attended mostly by university and college newspapers, and then spoke to an enthusiastic student crowd that evening at Reynolds Theater.

The Chronicle: Libertarian Gary Johnson: Waste your vote on me

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson asked voters to waste their ballot on him in the November election.

The Technician: Gary Johnson invigorates the Libertarian vote

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson spoke Thursday …

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Johnson on the Middle East

Gary Johnson

2012 Presidential candidate and former Governor of New Mexico

Libya, Afghanistan and the Middle East — Why Obama and Romney are Both Wrong

Posted: 09/14/2012 7:44 pm

Foreign policy is supposed to make us safer, not get Americans killed and bankrupt us. Yet, even as we mourn the loss of four Americans in Libya and watch the Middle East ignite with anti-American fervor, our leaders don’t get it.

In one corner, we have the U.S. apologists warning that — after the murders in Libya and the attack on our …

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