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Constitution Party releases new platform adopted at its 2016 convention (July 27, 2016, 11:55 PM)


Today, the Constitution Party posted a link on its Facebook page to its 2016-2020 official platform adopted at the party?s national convention in Salt Lake City, Utah in May. Just like in previous versions, the Constitution Party?s current platform continues to place an emphasis on the strong Christian roots of the party.… Read more ...

Latest Johnson/Weld video calls on voters to: ?Declare Your Independence Again. . . . You in?? (July 27, 2016, 03:26 PM)

“The greatest lie ever told in America is that the battle for our liberty was won in 1776.  The battle for freedom never ends. . . . We have to declare our independence again.”

Governor Johnson’s Youtube channel with many other videos can be found HERE.… Read more ...

Marvin Bush, youngest son of President Bush: ?I?m voting Libertarian.? (July 27, 2016, 02:55 PM)

marvin bush Marvin Pierce Bush, youngest son of President George H. W. Bush, younger brother of  both President George W. Bush, and Governor Jeb Bush, endorsed the Libertarian ticket of Governors Gary Johnson and Bill Weld earlier today.

Appearing on Washington, DC’s WJFK-FM radio’s (106.7 The Fan) sports talk show The Sports Junkies, Marvin Bush said:

“I?m voting Libertarian.… Read more ...

Constitution Party of Idaho: ?Albatross? (July 26, 2016, 11:50 PM)


Published on the Constitution Party of Idaho?s website on July 25th, 2016 (via Cody Quirk at ATPR)

The Federalist put up an article on June 8, citing former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman. She has ?never seen such a confluence of auspicious opportunity? for an independent presidential candidate.

Whitman is a board member of an organization called Better For America (BFA), which is, according to The Federalist- ?dedicated to offering a viable independent candidate for president?.… Read more ...

American Freedom Party leader attends GOP convention, has picture taken with Milo Yiannopoulos (July 26, 2016, 11:43 PM)

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American Freedom Party director James Edwards and Milo Yiannopoulos

ATPR: James Edwards, one of the national directors of the white nationalist American Freedom Party, attended the GOP convention. His account of the experience was published on the American Freedom Party?s website on July 26th, 2016:

Veni, vidi, vici.I had the unique experience of being at the Republican National Convention last week when the center of the political universe briefly aligned in Cleveland, Ohio.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party chairman: ?How to talk with your Democratic friend? (July 26, 2016, 10:44 PM)


The following was written by Libertarian Party chairman Nicholas Sarwark and posted on today (H/T IPR’s Paulie):

Dear Libertarian,

Many of us have Bernie-supporting Democratic friends who are feeling pretty jaded right now. I bet you know someone who is. Maybe a close friend, a family member, a Facebook friend?

They just worked so hard for a candidate they believed in and have come face to face with the corruption and rigging of their party process.… Read more ...

Brian W. Ryman: What it is like to run as a libertarian (July 26, 2016, 10:35 PM)

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A pro-libertarian sticker

The following was posted in the Libertarian Party Radicals Facebook group on July 25th, 2016 by Brian W. Ryman, a former Libertarian Party candidate for the Ohio state legislature (H/T IPR’s Paulie):

What it is like to run as a libertarian.

There are a number of good people who actively work to bring about a libertarian society.… Read more ...

Sen. Mark Madsen (Utah) switches to Libertarian, endorses Johnson/Weld (July 25, 2016, 01:46 PM)


Reason Magazine reports that State Senator Mark Madsen is switching parties from Republican to Libertarian, in a press conference today at 1:30 MT.

Madsen is the first Libertarian member of a state legislature’s upper chamber. He is being joined at his announcement by the party’s other state Senator, Laura Ebke of Nebraska’s unicameral legislature, who also switched to Libertarian earlier this year.… Read more ...

Two Montana state representatives endorse Gary Johnson for president (July 25, 2016, 01:30 PM)

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GOP State Representatives Nicholas Schwaderer and Daniel Zolnikov

Matt Welch at has reported today that two members of the Montana House of Representatives, Daniel Zolnikov and Nicholas Schwaderer, both Millenials and Republicans, have endorsed Libertarian Gary Johnson for president. The two state representatives issued a joint statement, published on Schwaderer’s Facebook page:

Representatives Daniel Zolnikov (R-­MT) and Nick Schwaderer (R­MT) announce their support for the Libertarian Party nominees for President and Vice President

Full statement from Reps.… Read more ...

Constitution Party of Idaho: ?Whose fault?? (July 25, 2016, 12:45 PM)

 Whose fault?Published on the Constitution Party of Idaho?s website on July 18th, 2016 (Via Cody Quirk at ATPR yesterday)

In difficult circumstances, we admit to a fault?often we resort to Scriptures for guidance. The certification of a presidential candidate for the printed ballot of the Constitution Party of Idaho is just such a circumstance.… Read more ...

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