By Roger Paxton
Arkansas - We are not “Republican-light.” We are not “Democratic-light.” We are Libertarians.
It is tiresome to continually be asked why we would want to run a Libertarian candidate against a “good Republican” or “a good libertarian leaning Republican.” Would this same person ask that of the Democratic Party? Would this same person expect the Democratic Party to not run someone against a “good moderate Republican?” Of course not. So why do they ask us?
I believe Republicans and conservatives do this because they have a fundamental misunderstanding of what it means to be a Libertarian. They believe we share some sort of camaraderie with them but can offer no proof of what makes them think this way. They throw around words like “Republican-libertarian,” and “conservative libertarian,” and “constitutional libertarian” like these word salads have some sort of meaning. They do not.
EL PASO, TEXAS - On February 5th, Jaime O. Perez, Libertarian Candidate for Texas Congressional District 16, filed a federal lawsuit against the National Security Agency (NSA) for clear and outstanding violations of the US Constitution.
Joined by Carl Starr, a constitutional advocate and legal analyst, Perez is challenging the "expansive collection of [his] telephone records and the legality of a secret and illegal scheme to intercept...vast quantities of information."
“The metadata collection effort violates constitutional protections with the most serious consequence the ex post facto (after the fact) evaluation of specific interactions, associations and implied violations without a warrant,” said Carl Starr.
The suit alleges violation of the 5th amendment guaranteeing due process, of the first amendment right of freedom of speech, and of the fourth amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure.
Libertarianism: Texas' Political Growth Vehicle?
by Lou Ann Anderson
January 27, 2014
"While much Texas political buzz centers on turning Texas blue, another force – Libertarianism – is gaining its own ground in the ongoing fight for both the hearts and minds of voters. The Libertarian Party of Texas has long espoused views that promote “minimum government, maximum freedom.” And today’s American public seems to be connecting with that message. State Chair Pat Dixon recently shared his views on the party’s fast-growing role in Texas and national politics as well as what he sees for the future."
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