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  Libertarian Party - Third Party Encyclopedia
The 1988 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Ron Paul serves as a Republican Congressman from Texas, and is also a member of the Republican Liberty Caucus, a group of libertarian-minded members of that party.
The Libertarian Party claims to currently be the largest third party in the United States, a nation which is overwhelmingly dominated by two major parties who typically capture more than 95% of the vote in partisan elections.
Libertarians have had mixed success in electing candidates at the state and local level (no third party is currently represented in the U.S. Congress, although Republican Ron Paul is a former Libertarian presidential candidate).
www.thirdpartywatch.com /encyclopedia/index.php?title=Libertarian   (2209 words)

  
  Libertarian Party (United States) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Libertarians state that their platform follows from consistent application of the principle of mutual respect for rights, and the liberty of exercise thereof, and thus are deeply interested in the concept of individual liberty as a pre-condition for moral and stable societies.
Libertarians reject the view of politics as a one dimensional, left-right spectrum, divided between left and right, with the Democrats representing the center-left or left, and Republicans representing the center-right or right.
The 1988 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Ron Paul serves as a Republican Congressman from Texas, and is also a member of the Republican Liberty Caucus, a group of libertarian-minded members of that party.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/United_States_Libertarian_Party   (3687 words)

  
 Why I Am A Libertarian
Certainly Peter Schwartz' article "Libertarianism: The Perversion of Liberty" (published in 1985 in The Intellectual Activist) was taken by many Objectivists to be the final word on libertarianism and the Libertarian Party - the death-knell for commitment to libertarianism by Objectivists.
Even if the Libertarian Party is not a cover for lurking anarchists, there are many Objectivists and others who refuse to vote for the LP because they do not want to "waste their vote".
Libertarianism, as I understand it, is the political philosophy that the initiation of force is never a proper means for achieving social ends.
rous.redbarn.org /objectivism/Writing/PeterSaintAndre/Libertarian.html   (2295 words)

  
 Libertarian Party of Louisiana - Platform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Libertarian Party of Louisiana endorses the Statement of Principles of the Libertarian Party of the United States as a general statement of libertarian principles but recognizes that no simple declaration can fully describe all the rights of individuals and all the functions they may constitutionally entrust to their governments.
The State of Louisiana, its legislature, its executive officers, and its courts are obliged to guarantee all citizens not only protection of their rights under the United States Constitution, but also protection of all additional rights accorded them under the Constitution of Louisiana and its Declaration of Rights.
The Libertarian Party of Louisiana demands that the federal government cease usurping the legislative authority of the states; and we call for the repeal of all federal laws, such as the Controlled Substances Act and the alcohol, tobacco, and firearms laws, which unconstitutionally invade the exclusive legislative competence of the States.
www.la.lp.org /platform.htm   (9266 words)

  
 Steven A. Rosile Libertarian Candidate for United States Senate - Kansas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Secretary of State for Kansas 1994 and 1998, United States Senator 1996, United States House of Representatives Fourth District Kansas 2000.
The census is mandated by the Constitution for the purpose of apportioning the number of representatives each state is entitled to send to the United States House of Representatives, and apportioning direct taxes among the states.
States would regain the representation in Congress that they must have to insure the proper distribution of power between the states and the federal government.
home.att.net /~sarasile   (1932 words)

  
 United States Libertarian Party - Wikinfo
Libertarians claim that their platform follows from the ultimate value of individual liberty: the right of individuals to exercise sole dominion over their own lives and property, and to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to do the same.
As in any political party, there is some internal disagreement about the platform, and not all the party's supporters advocate its complete implementation, but most think that the USA would benefit from most of the Libertarian Party's proposed changes.
Furthermore, Libertarians disagree substantially with both the Democratic and Republican parties, which respectively purport to represent the center-left and center-right in U.S. politics.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=United_States_Libertarian_Party   (5152 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Libertarian Party History
Libertarian Party appears on the ballot in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam, and receives almost one million votes.
Party's presidential nominees are on ballot in all 50 states, D.C., and Guam, the only party other than the Democrats and Republicans to achieve this goal.
Fourteen Libertarians are elected to office in local spring elections, and more than 200 Libertarian candidates are on the ballot in state and local elections in November.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/politics/july-dec00/libertarian_history.html   (941 words)

  
 United States Libertarian Party Details, Meaning United States Libertarian Party Article and Explanation Guide
It claims to be the largest third party in the United States (see below), though it lacks elected officials above the county and municipal level.
The stated platform of the Libertarian Party holds some positions that are considered on the far left and others that are considered on the far right.
The Libertarian Party claims to be the third largest party in the United States.
www.e-paranoids.com /u/un/united_states_libertarian_party.html   (2289 words)

  
 The Arizona Libertarian Party: Info Page
The Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in the United States.
Party founder David Nolan is named one of the "2,000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century" by the International Biographical Centre in England.
Fourteen Libertarians are elected to office in local Spring elections, and more than 200 Libertarian candidates are on the ballot in state and local elections in November.
www.azlp.org /INFO   (1628 words)

  
 [Libertarian Party (United States)] | [All the best Libertarian Party (United States) resources at ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Libertarians state that their platform follows from consistent application of the principle of mutual respect for rights, and the liberty of exercise thereof, and thus are deeply supportive of the concept of individual liberty as a pre-condition for moral and stable societies.
The Libertarian Party was formed in the home of David Nolan on 11 December 1971, after several months of debate among members of the Committee to Form a Libertarian Party, founded July 17.
The Libertarian Party claims to be the largest third party in the United States -- a nation which is overwhelmingly dominated by two major parties that typically capture more than 95% of the vote in partisan elections.
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 Libertarians at Virginia Tech
The Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in the United States.
The Libertarian Party is for all who don't want to push other people around and don't want to be pushed around themselves.
The Libertarian Party was created in December of 1971 by people who realized that the politicians had strayed from America's original libertarian foundation, with disastrous results.
www.libertarian.org.vt.edu /who.php   (954 words)

  
 Libertarian Party - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Libertarian Party can refer to several libertarian political parties, including:
List of libertarian political parties, for parties espousing some or all principles of libertarianism, but not necessarily using the word "Libertarian" in their names.
Index of political parties to browse parties by name
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Libertarian_Party   (154 words)

  
 Politics, News, Liberty, and Progress: The Libertarian Party of Massachusetts
The Libertarian Party of Massachusetts calls on the Attorney General to immediately rescind the regulations and allow properly licensed, law-abiding citizens to buy the tools they need to defend themselves.
The Libertarian Party is the third largest and fastest-growing political party in Massachusetts and in the United States.
The Libertarian Party advocates reducing the size and scope of government and stands for individual liberty and personal responsibility on all issues.
www.lpma.org /releases/010924.htm   (675 words)

  
 The Arizona Libertarian Party: News Page
The Yavapai County Libertarian Party is recruiting registered voters and working to build a strong political base to participate more actively in County government.
While the Arizona State Libertarian Party already holds ballot access for statewide offices, this is the first time Libertarians will have recognition to run for Yavapai County offices.
The third largest political party in the United States, the Libertarian Party's platform is based on strong support for the US Constitution and the limited Federal powers enumerated therein.
www.azlp.org /NEWS?031118a.txt   (289 words)

  
 Politics1 - Guide to American Political Parties
Allies of the hardcore faction firmly held control of the party from the late-1980s until the moderates seized control at the 2006 national convention and gutted the party's original platform.
The party ran nuclear physicist John Hagelin as the NLP Presidential nominee in 1992 (ballot status in 32 stares - 39,000 votes - 0.04%), 1996 (ballot status in 44 states - 7th place - 110,000 votes - 0.1%) and 2000 (ballot status in 39 stares - 7th place - 83,000 votes - 0.08%).
WWP Presidential nominee Monica Moorehead was on the ballot in 12 states in 1996 (29,100 votes - 0.03%) -- and was again the WWP's Presidential nominee in 2000 (ballot status in 4 states - 4,795 votes - 10th place - 0.004%).
www.politics1.com /parties.htm   (9501 words)

  
 State Green Party Press Release
The Wisconsin Libertarian and Green Parties noted today that the recent Supreme Court ruling on medical marijuana was a victory for pharmaceutical companies and insurance companies, but a loss to the well being of United States citizens, by impinging upon their rights to pursue life and liberty.
The Libertarian Party is a long-standing advocate for individual liberty and believes that Americans should be responsible for their own actions and, in this case, be able to use alternative forms of medication outside of the realm of insurance companies and the pharmaceutical lobby.
The Wisconsin Green Party is affiliated with the Green Party of the United States, and stands on the four pillars of Social and Economic Justice, Grassroots Democracy, Nonviolence, and Ecological Wisdom.
www.gp.org /press/states/wi_2005_06_07.html   (535 words)

  
 Libertarian Party
The Libertarian Party, formed in 1971, stresses the rights of individuals over the power of government.
The United States government should return to the historic libertarian tradition of avoiding entangling alliances, abstaining totally from foreign quarrels and imperialist adventures, and recognizing the right to unrestricted trade, travel, and immigration."
Libertarians oppose the ACLU's defense of entitlements, but support their defense of rights and liberties.
selectsmart.com /president/Libertarian.html   (894 words)

  
 Libertarian Party - LPedia
The stated platform of the Libertarian Party holds some positions that are considered by some on the far left and others that are considered by some on the far right.
All of the positions of the Libertarian Party are based on the defense of individual rights.
In the eyes of a libertarian, all people should be free to live their lives as they see fit, under the condition that they do not initiate the use of force or fraud and take responsibility for their choices.
www.lpedia.org /index.php/Libertarian_Party   (177 words)

  
 POLK COUNTY LIBERTARIAN PARTY
The Polk County Libertarian Party stands by the party platforms of the Libertarian Party of the United States and the Libertarian Party of Texas.
We call for an amendment to the constitution of the state of Texas prohibiting the state government, or any agency empowered by that government, from imposing responsibilities or duties upon county governments, unless sufficient funding be provided by the state to cover the expense of such mandates.
We hold that the right of a citizen of the United States to choose his or her own official place of residence, regardless of other concerns, is essential to freedom.
www.livingston.net /redneck/positions.html   (374 words)

  
 Libertarian Party (U.S.)
Libertarians support drug legalization, for example, on the theory that people have the right to do what they want as long as it doesn't injure anyone else.
I am a member of the Libertarian Party and we believe very much in the rule of law as designated by the powers of the U.S. Constitution and the state constitutions - so long as they are in obeyance with the Federal Constitution.
The United States was begun by libertarians and we count as our heroes Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Payne, among others.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/us}lib.html   (561 words)

  
 The Neolibertarian Network Blog Main Blog Page
The image of the Swedish welfare state abroad is still that of the beginning of the 1970s, when we did not have higher taxes than other European countries, respected private property and had a strong free trade policy.
Now two doctors in the United States, Eli Friedman of the State University of New York and Amy Friedman of Yale University, have suggested that we at least consider allowing individuals to sell their organs in an effort to save lives.
If the United States is indeed engaged in a long war … then the United States will need a great deal more than a strong military to fight it.
www.neolibertarian.net   (656 words)

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