As Americans, we're used to having our elected leaders killing people we've never met in foreign countries around the world. It's sad, but that's the way it is, and it's been going on, nonstop, for longer than about half of all Americans have been alive. We're somewhat less used to having them advocate policies that will add to the death toll here in America, but whether we're aware of it or not, that's exactly what we saw on Thursday.Read more
We've all heard the speech. In fact, we've all heard it over and over again. It goes something like this:
“Friends, and I call you friends because you are my friends, this is a wonderful country we all live in. It's a great country, and we're a great people. But we have fearsome challenges ahead of us. We, as a society, are threatened by those who do not have our best interests at heart. We are threatened by the forces of self-interest, forces that do not understand, and do not share, our values. These people must be stopped!
“We can only do this together. We must all work together to make this great society greater. We must sacrifice. We must put aside our individual interests on behalf of the common good. We must protect our society, and our values. If you support me and if we all work together, I know we can make this country truly great. Thank you.”
Dear Representatives and Senators of Ohio,
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
We know these words. We have lived, and bled and died by these words. We have fought tyranny because of the promise these words hold. As Libertarians (hell, as human beings), we all have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.Read more
Assuming we get the final 5,000 signatures and Ballot Access is restored, we have over 100 candidates lining up for 2018 elections! The process of running as a Libertarian in Ohio in 2018 is a little different to accommodate the legal rules and requirements of the State. But the process can be easily summarized in three easy steps.
“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” ~ Rahm Emanuel
“And whatever your particular problem is, I promise you, [my opponent] is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things and two things only: making you afraid of it and telling you who's to blame for it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you win elections.” ~ from a speech by “President Andrew Shepherd,” played by Michael Douglas in The American President (1995), written by Aaron Sorkin, directed by Rob ReinerRead more
At the Libertarian Party of Ohio, we occasionally get emails, calls and letters from our membership complaining about some of the memes run on our social media pages. And from time to time, we run controversial memes. Many readers prefer serious, thoughtful, and in-depth articles and posts that reflect a professional presentation of solutions to the complex issues of the day.Read more
Recently, in a Facebook thread, another poster asked why anyone would need to own a powerful weapon, such as the AR-15 which was recently used in yet another brutal, senseless shooting of innocent victims. He claimed (and I have no reason to doubt his word) that he has never fired a gun himself, although I can attest personally that he is incorrect in claiming to be the only libertarian who can make such a claim.Read more
“Someday I’ll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That’s where you’ll find me.”
– “Over The Rainbow” by Harold ArlenRead more
Even though your taxes are used to run statewide elections, as a member of the Libertarian Party of Ohio, you have again been unfairly denied ballot access. At your local Primary Election location in May, Libertarian ballots will not be available!
Even though the Johnson/Weld campaign got 3.17% of the vote in 2016 and exceeded the state's requirement of 3%, the Libertarian Party has once again been excluded from ballot access by a dastardly partisan election law passed by a Republican legislature, signed by a Republican governor, and upheld by Republican state Supreme Court Justices.
Instead, we will hold our Primary Elections like Libertarians - privately!Read more
America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests.” -Henry Kissinger.
I grew up in an amazing family, rich in culture, activism, intellect, spirituality and achievement. I was born in October 1968, six months after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and four months after the assassination of Presidential Candidate Robert “Bobby” Kennedy. The 1960s and early 1970s was a particularly turbulent political period in the United States, with the protests against the Vietnam War and the ongoing protest internally over the civil rights of American citizens. As a child [as with most children], my social, economic, religious and political views were shaped, and thereby controlled, by those in my immediate surroundings, namely my family and close friends of the family.Read more