Otter: He can't do that to our pledges!
Boon: Only we can do that to our pledges.
--Animal House, 1978
January 17: Nobody can be harder on Libertarians than other Libertarians. We disagree about policy, we disagree about strategy, and we disagree about who is – or is not! – a real Libertarian! As a group, we have real issues with learning to work and play well with others.Read more
One thing I learned growing up is that communication is the art and the craft of conveying meaning from one person to another. My mother, God bless her, taught me that. This means that the craft just isn't happening until the message has been received and understood. The artistry and elegance with which it is framed is worthless and meaningless until that message is received and understood.Read more
Every Libertarian who has been through an election or two as a party activist knows the frustration of having to deal with the “wasted vote syndrome.”
“Vote for Libertarian Edgar Everyman!” we tell a fellow voter. “Gee, I'd really like to,” says the voter. “Edgar's the man! But I can't vote for him. If I do, Wendy Wickedwitch might win, and we can't have that! So I'm going to have to hold my nose and vote for Sidney Sociopath instead. He's the (wait for it!) lesser of two evils!”
Are the credit bureaus responsible?
Are they contributing to the housing and credit bubble?
Why is identity theft so rampant?
What can we do about it?
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George SantaynaRead more
Franklin County is considering making its temporary quarter-penny sales-tax hike permanent. Officials figure people have already been paying it, so they won’t notice the pinch. Besides, it’s for a good cause: government.
We appreciate that county officials’ hearts are in the right place — they see endless social-service needs and desirable community investments that an additional $60 million a year could support. But their fingers are in the wrong place: our pockets.Read more
While we wish we could report more victories, the 2017 elections had some bright spots for Ohio Libertarians. More importantly, the results demonstrate a growing interest in the Party and bodes well for our ability to maintain our Party status once we complete our Ballot Access Petition drive. Assuming the courts enforce the law and allow us to remain a recognized party with more than 3% of the vote.Read more
On November 4th three members of the LPO were fortunate enough to attend the Student for Liberty Regional Conference hosted at The Ohio State University. We were very grateful for the invitation to represent the Libertarian Party of Ohio. Despite a modest attendance, the quality of the crowd was apparent and while walking the hall where various sponsors had set up my ears were pleased with the talk of the liberty-lovers of tomorrow. It was wonderful to hear the real promise in the rhetoric and debates among the next generation of advocates for freedom.Read more
After careful deliberation, the Libertarian Party of Ohio has taken a position in opposition to State Issue 1.
The LPO supports the rights of Ohioans, including crime victims, and believes the criminal justice system must remain fair and open, but does not believe that State Issue 1 is the way to achieve either goal.