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The Virtue of Selfies-ness: Libertarians Fight for Free Speech at the Ballot Box

It’s finally election time — as I write this, early voting is already under way in many states. You may have already voted. Even if haven’t, you probably know who you’re voting for. But if you live in Colorado, it’s illegal to tell anyone who you voted for, or who you think someone else might have voted for.

Yes, really. It’s right there in black and white in Colorado Revised Statute  §1-13-712, section 3: “No election official, watcher, or person shall reveal to any other person the name of any candidate for whom a voter has voted or communicate to another his opinion, belief, or impression as to how or for whom a voter has voted.”

Caryn Ann Harlos objects. Strenuously. She’s the communications director of the Libertarian Party of Colorado and sits on the party’s national committee, so you can probably guess how she’s voting. But she’s not allowed to tell you, even though “communications” is right there in her job title.

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Source: The Virtue of Selfies-ness: Libertarians Fight for Free Speech at the Ballot Box | The William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism

Liberty Lovers Unite

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Imagine a world where everyone who supported the concept of Liberty actually supported each other?

Liberty would win in a landslide…

107 Arrested In Police Crackdown On Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

At least 107 people were arrested and police attacked members of the media at the Dakota Access pipeline construction site.

Source: 107 Arrested In Police Crackdown On Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes — combined – The Washington Post

A new report tallies the staggering toll of the drug war.

On any given day in the United States, at least 137,000 people sit behind bars on simple drug-possession charges, according to a report released Wednesday by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch.

Nearly two-thirds of them are in local jails. The report says that most of these jailed inmates have not been convicted of any crime: They’re sitting in a cell, awaiting a day in court, an appearance that may be months or even years off, because they can’t afford to post bail.

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Source: Police arrest more people for marijuana use than for all violent crimes — combined – The Washington Post