Henry David Thoreau once said: “If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life”; this succinctly and accurately sums up the entire debate of healthcare for the past several decades. We should take the good intentions of regulation out of healthcare, and leave people free to make their own decisions on how to conduct their lives.Read more
In the wake of the best ever Libertarian support in a presidential election, the Libertarian Party of Ohio is gaining new support and volunteers every day! We are happy to announce several new posts, both those elected at the recent Central Committee meeting as well as several important new appointments made by the Executive Committee.Read more
On June 13, the City Council of Columbiana, OH made a strong statement in favor of personal freedom. What started as a front-yard gardening ban turned into a challenge to expansive local governing. Not only did the proposed ordinance submitted exclude any language preventing front yard gardens, but the Council threw out the entire motion and need for a gardening ordinance at all. Most importantly, the Council passed a motion to reconsider the section of the City Code that explicitly enumerates citizens’ rights! Of course, that means that technically, gardens are still illegal in Columbiana, but so are cats (because they aren’t mentioned in the code).Read more
The Libertarian Party of Ohio has thousands of liberty volunteers. We thank everyone for helping in any way they can but each year take the time to recognize a few of the many hardest working friends of the Party.
This year the awards were announced at the 2017 LPO Conference. Please join us in thanking all the volunteers, but especially these folks.
The City of Columbiana, a small town of just over 6,000 in rural Ohio, has gained national attention for proposing a law to legalize gardens, but restrict them to backyards. Even more surprising is the statement of Mayor Blakeman who said that “right now, if there is not something expressly in this code that says that you can have one, you technically can’t.” Apparently, gardens are illegal now! In truth, at the heart of the issue is a local government in a small town that has increasingly restricted individual rights of their citizens to fulfill their vision of a community that is more reminiscent of a Homeowners Association than a just city council.Read more
Every odd numbered year, the Libertarian party of Ohio holds a leadership conference in lieu of a State Convention which must be held in even numbered years. This year’s Conference was held in remembrance of Dr. Marc Allen Feldman, a fallen hero in the battle for liberty. The Conference was a stunning success and it motivated the entire crowd! It brought together some of the top Libertarian leaders not only from Ohio, but across the country, including the Chair of the National Libertarian Party.Read more
American taxpayers get to take home just 54 cents on every dollar they earn, while federal, state and local governments take the other 46 cents.
What a great deal for federal, state and local governments. Not so hot for taxpayers. Crushing, in fact.Read more
We need your help so the Libertarian Party can regain ballot access in Ohio. This article helps explain what ballot access is, why it is important to us, and why the Libertarian Party of Ohio does not currently have it.Read more
Originally published in The Oberlin Review:
On Wednesday, April 5, myself and a group of fellow Lorain County residents laid out our objections and plan to halt the recently imposed sales tax increase. The lawsuit being brought by Gerald Phillips, to which I am a plaintiff, contends that not only did the commissioners violate procedural rule but also Ohio’s public meeting laws. The people emphatically denied the request for increased revenue at the ballot box in November by a 74–26 percent margin.