“A world without dialogue is a universe of darkness." -Erik Pevernagie

In this Issue... 

May 2023 - Volume 3, Issue 8

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"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 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!


All Columns

Columns from past and current editions. Click on the column title to jump in!

From the Chair

Monthly message from the Chair of your Libertarian Party of North Carolina Executive Committee.

Featured Articles

Timely ruminations, calls to action, extraordinary insights, and so much more in the articles featured in the Tar Heel Libertarian.

LP in NC

Members of your LPNC are doing big things around the state, and we capture it all right here. From activism to media features, and so much more.

Candidate Spotlight

Every political party needs candidates! Come meet ours. Featuring bios, website and social information, and interviews, learn from the experience of those who have taken the plunge, or make a connection to see how you can help.

Meet the New Executive Committee

Get inside access to the personalities, plans, and insights of the people you elected to steward the state party for the next two years. 

County Corner

Charity work, road cleanups, social events, fairs, tabling... The lifeblood of our party is our members and the local affiliates where they give. Come see what your fellow Libertarians have been up to around the state.

Chair Chats

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. With the incredible diversity of unique personalities all giving their time and energy to lead a county in fighting for individual rights and advancing the goals of the Liberty, you never know where the conversation is gonna' go.

2A Talk

Our Second Amendment Coalitions Coordinator or his hand-selected designee opines on the latest developments involving your Constitutional right to bear arms.

Reflections from an Old Libertarian

Recognizing that humanity has relied on storytelling to pass along history for millennia, each month, an OG North Carolina Libertarian will share stories, platforms, wisdom, inspiration, or ruminations for the benefit of our Tar Heel readers. We stand on the shoulders of giants, and thus see further than others.

Book Review

Who says Libertarians aren't cultured? A review of a book, new or old, but always somehow relevant to our modern discourse.


Prior editions

Online and PDF copies of past editions of the Tar Heel

In the News

A look back at some of the top headlines in North Carolina politics from the past months.

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Support your Fellow Libertarians

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Letters to the Editor

The best response letter received by the Tar Heel since the last edition. The scribe of the selected letter receives a Liberty pin or other fancy prize.

 Get Involved

Do you oppose the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals? Do you challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and wish to defend the rights of the individual? Are you already Libertarian, but you want to do more and you aren’t sure how? We are entirely dependent on the hard work and sacrifice of our dedicated volunteers. Here's your chance to join the team. Every little but makes a huge difference.

Managing Editor - Rob Yates, LPNC Communications Director

Staff Writer - Joshua D. Glawson, LPNC Strategic Communications Adviser

2A Editor - Justin Hinckley, LPNC Second Amendment Issues Coordinator

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