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…

Libertarian Party Making Gains at the State and Local Level

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Although it’s still dwarfed by the Republican and Democratic parties, the Libertarian Party has seen a 28 percent increase in voter registrations since the state’s May primary. The number of registered Libertarians is on pace to top 10,000 before the Nov. 8 election, and a state senator who recently joined the party is using her experience as a former GOP political activist to teach its members how to campaign.

“It has a different feel from the third-party campaigns of the past,” said Sen. Laura Ebke of Crete, who switched her affiliation from Republican to Libertarian in May. […]

Party activists are focusing more on local government races and setting up new county chapters to recruit candidates. Libertarian Ben Backus, who ran unsuccessfully for secretary of state in 2014, is expected to win a seat on Gering’s City Council after his primary opponent withdrew from the race. The party is also fielding candidates for the Scotts Bluff and Washington county commissions.

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Source: Libertarian Party Making Gains at the State and Local Level – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Madigan: Power. Privilege. Politics.

Illinois is one of only 14 states without term limits and this documentary highlights the influence an officeholder can wield in the absence of term limits. Madigan is the longest-serving House Speaker in the U.S. Madigan became an Illinois legislator in 1971 and has been Speaker of the House in Illinois for all but two years since 1983. During the time Madigan has been Speaker, Illinois has had six different governors, more than 200 state senators and more than 500 state representatives.

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

Poll Shows Gary Johnson Beating Trump In A Head To Head Matchup – J. Wilson

For the first time ever, a national poll of registered voters has found Gary Johnson is beating Donald Trump in a head to head matchup.

It is remarkable that Gary Johnson was able to perform so well in this poll, all things considered. In a two way race, the Governor takes an average of 39% of the vote. That proves that if people can get past their two-party religiosity and think for themselves, they do prefer the positive alternative. Voters don’t want to have to pick between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. They want to be able to vote for a third candidate and are only choosing not to out of fear. Gary Johnson can win the election if the people that believe in him are willing to take a stand and lead the way.

Source: Poll Shows Gary Johnson Beating Trump In A Head To Head Matchup