Issue Papers

The Libertarian Party of North Carolina publishes Issue Papers to explore topics that reflect the libertarian philosophy as it impacts public policy in North Carolina. There are three kinds of Issue Papers; Position Papers, Candidate Papers, and Opinion Papers.

Position Papers are written to clarify the LPNC position on specific issues actively affecting North Carolina, and as a supplement to the party platform. A Position Paper will be a lengthier, more detailed, and more long-term version of an official position taken by LPNC, as opposed to platform planks, which are also official, but short and more oriented to topics of current interest to public debate. Position papers must not contradict the LP Statement of Principles (SOP).

Opinion Papers must also be consistent with the LP SOP, but are intended to reflect an author's individual take on an issue, which might not be held by a majority of LPNC members. There might be more than one Opinion Paper on a given topic, reflecting a diversity of opinion within the LP itself. 

Candidate Papers have been written as part of a campaign for elective office by Libertarians who are running as candidates in the State of North Carolina.

If you have any suggestions or wish to write an Opinion or Position Paper, or are a Libertarian running for office who wishes us to publish a Candidate Paper, please contact us.

Position Papers

Funding Foreign Wars and the Situation in Israel and Palestine

Collective Punishment

North Carolina 2023 State of the State Libertarian Response

2nd Amendment

Adoption and Fostering Rights

Corporate Welfare

Drug War


Gender and Sexual Minorities


How the Government Killed the Restaurant Industry

Independence Day

Juneteenth & Liberty

LPNC Doctrine of Realistic Candidacy

Right of Commerce and Communication

Sex Workers

Sexism & Sexual Harassment

Vaccination Passports

War Memorials


Opinion Papers

War Finance Policy - A Libertarian Option (Part 2)

HB246, by Travis Groo

USA Financing of the War in Ukraine by Phil Jacobson

Abortion by Brent Deridder

Abortion by JD Hutchinson

Abortion by Phil Jacobson

Being Christian and a member of the Libertarian Party by Olen Watson III

Covid19 Policy and the Libertarian Party by Phil Jacobson

Political Activism and Voting by Susan Hogarth

The Redemption of the S-Word by Phil Jacobson

Voting is the Most Important Activism by Brian Irving

What Should Government Do During A Pandemic? by Bruce Basson


Candidate Papers

Guns Don't Kill People, Social Media Does - Shannon Bray, Libertarian Party of North Carolina

Choice is Freedom by Travis Groo (Libertarian for NCGA Senate 17)

Economic Opportunity (by WakeLP)

Educational Opportunity (by WakeLP)

Healthcare Opportunity (by WakeLP)

Second Amendment Sanctuaries by Donald Reid Deal (for Davidson County Commissioner)

The Hidden Cost in Medicaid Expansion by Dee Watson (Libertarian for NC Senate 16)

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  • Phil Kregel
    commented 2014-05-07 12:04:47 -0400
    These are great reads
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