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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hayek this afternoon

**This event is free and open to the public. You must RSVP at the following page to be on the registration list:**

For our Hayek Speaker Series, please join the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics for a consideration of “The Continuing Relevance of Hayek’s The Constitution of Liberty” with remarks by eminent legal scholar Richard Epstein, who is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law and Director of the Classical Liberal Institute at New York University School of Law.

Intellectual Property tonight



Hosted by Reason Magazine & R Street Institute

Libertarians long have been divided on the subject of intellectual property. Does natural law extend to intellectual property rights, just like any other property rights? Do the strictures of intellectual property amount to government-granted monopolies that limit freedom? Or are patents and copyrights simply necessary evils? Whichever view one takes has significant implications for commerce, society and policymaking.

The Progress Clause of the U.S. Constitution grants Congress authority to "promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries." During the Constitutional Convention, this provision was adopted by an overwhelming vote and with little debate. But intellectual property was much more limited at the nation's founding than it is today.

As one notable example, copyrights are now 580 percent longer than at the time of the founders. Patents are now granted for software, designs and business methods that don't look anything like the traditional definition of “inventions." How should libertarians regard the current legal and regulatory framework and does it help or hinder progress in the digital age? And when considering reform, how can policymakers balance the interests of creators while limiting the potential for regulatory capture and industry-driven cronyism?

Join our panel of experts, as they explore these questions and more. Reception to follow.


Mike Godwin - Innovation Policy Director and General Counsel, R Street Institute; Wayne Brough - Chief Economist and Vice President of Research, FreedomWorks; Brink Lindsey - Vice President for Research, Cato Institute; Eli Dourado - Director of Technology Policy and Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Nick Gillespie - Editor-in-Chief, and Reason TV (Moderator).

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Activist Training October 16-18

LP Activist Training By Libertarians,

 For Libertarians 

October 16-18 

in Alexandria, VA

LP Activist Training By Libertarians, 

For Libertarians is an exciting new Libertarian 

weekend of activist training, designed to inspire 

you and give you the tools you need to be a 

successful Libertarian activist, candidate,

 campaigner, and party leader in your state.

The National Libertarian Party is sponsoring this workshop
 featuring seasoned Libertarian experts. It will be held the
 weekend of October 16–18 in the Washington, D.C. area,
at the LP's national headquarters and the Comfort Inn & Suites.
Knowledgeable Libertarians, with a proven track record of
 success, will show you the ropes, on everything from
 Libertarian campaigns to public speaking, from media
 interviews to organizing and expanding your LP affiliate.
This training will home in on the knowledge you most
 need to succeed as a Libertarian activist. It will be
chock-full of tips, tricks, and techniques unavailable in
courses offered by Republicans and Democrats.

Topics include:

  • Libertarian Campaign Management 101: What you need to know
  • Libertarian fundraising and membership growth
  • Winning on the hot seat: Play Who’s Driving? and learn how to control media interviews
  • Game-change Libertarian solutions: Learn how to formulate ones that inspire and win votes
  • How to raise your first $10,000 for your Libertarian campaign
  • Social media: Get them up and running; expand their reach
  • Candidate recruitment: Attracting and recruiting quality Libertarian candidates
  • Run a successful LP booth: Drawing people in and signing them up
  • Open discussion: Q&A and other topics you wish to explore
...and more
Carla Howell (photo)
Carla Howell
Sam Goldstein (photo)
Sam Goldstein
Doug Craig headshot
Doug Craig
Wes Benedict headshot
Wes Benedict
Lauren Daugherty (photo)
Lauren Daugherty
Rachel Mills headshot
Rachel Mills

Our line-up of expert speakers includes:

  • Carla Howell – Political Director, Libertarian National Committee;
  •  three-time Libertarian candidate; 
  • and head of three statewide tax-cut ballot initiatives
  • Wes Benedict – Executive Director, Libertarian National Committee;
  •  author,Introduction to the Libertarian Party;
  •  organizer of two Libertarian PACs
  • Sam Goldstein – Former LP Indiana State Chair; 
  • Member of the Libertarian National Committee
  • Michael Cloud – Author, Secrets of Libertarian Persuasion;
  •  three-time LP Presidential campaign organizer;
  •  professional speechwriter and political strategist
  • Bob Johnston – Campaign and Affiliate Support Specialist, 
  • Libertarian National Committee; LP Maryland State Chair
  • Doug Craig – Former LP Georgia State Chair;
  •  Member, Libertarian National Committee
  • Lauren Daugherty – Libertarian consultant; 
  • campaign manager, Mark Miller for Texas Railroad Commissioner
  • and former Executive Director of LP Texas
  • (NEW! 10/6) Rachel Mills – Press secretary for Rep. Ron Paul; 
  • creator of the Ladies of Liberty Calendar featured on “The O'Reilly Factor” and CNN's “Crossfire”;
  •  LP campaign manager, Sean Haugh for U.S. Senate (2014)
  •  featured in the Washington Post and on Fox Business’s “The Independents” and “Stossel.”


Fri., Oct. 166 – 10 PMDinner & partyLP Headquarters
Sat., Oct. 179 – 5 PMWorkshop sessionsComfort Inn
6:15 PMPotomac River Boat tourOld Town Alexandria
& Georgetown
Sun., Oct. 189 AM – 2 PMWorkshop sessions & open discussionComfort Inn
2 PMAfternoon on the Washington Mall

Registration fee:

Only $40 per attendee.
Includes all speaker sessions, plus Friday night dinner
 and party, Saturday lunch, and boat tour (dinner Saturday not included).
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Thursday, October 1, 2015

AU Libertarians discuss foreign policy

Join American University Young Americans for Liberty as we host Dr. Will Ruger, Vice-President of Research and Policy at the Charles Koch Institute, for an exciting discussion of current American foreign policy and whether the status quo grand strategy of primacy is keeping us secure and is sustainable over the long run.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Gary Johnson wants you to join him

The Commission on Presidential Debates lawsuit is scheduled to be filed on September 29th in WDC. At 10:30 AM press interviews will be conducted by OAI attorney Bruce Fein on the steps of United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 400 Constitution Avenue NW, DC. Everyone is invited!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Tuesday lawsuit


This Tuesday morning,  Our America’s legal team will file the official complaint challenging the Commission on Presidential Debates in federal court in Washington, D.C.

The battle is joined. The timing is perfect.

The official-sounding, but in reality private, Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has been excluding qualified presidential candidates from their debates for more than two decades, using public opinion polls to keep anyone other than the Republican and the Democrat off the national debate stage.

That’s just wrong, and it’s time to fight back. Go to to see how you can help.

With the filing of our complaint,  the CPD will finally be forced to reveal the secret agreements, the plans, and the plotting that the Republican and Democratic parties have used to monopolize the debates and keep voters from seeing that there really are alternatives to the worn-out, business-as-usual “major” party candidates.

Our lawsuit makes the case that this monopoly is not only wrong, but illegal.

Before 1987, the League of Women Voters sponsored most of the presidential debates. But when the Republicans and Democrats took control, the League of Women Voters withdrew their support, saying the rigged debates “ would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter."

It is no small fraud.

Thanks to significant financial support from key supporters, Our America has secured the funding to file the lawsuit and begin the fight. But we must have YOUR support to finish it -- and win. We have a nationally-respected legal team and we have a strong case, but just as important as the legal battle is mobilizing millions of Americans at the grassroots level to demand fairness. Accomplishing that requires funding. Significant funding. We must take this fight to social media, to the Internet, to the airwaves, and to rallies in cities across the nation.

Your contribution today of $10, $25, $100, $500 or more at will make that fight possible -- and successful. It’s a small investment in an opportunity to change history.

The Republicans and Democrats, with their deep-pocketed special interest backers, will spend whatever it takes to try to stop us.

I’m counting on you to go to and help us fight back.
Thank you!

Gov. Gary Johnson
Honorary Chairman

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