The Lucky Libertarian

For The Passionate Pursuit of Liberty and Justice

Mar 31

March 31, 2018

Protection of personal rights? Or politics? The Hypocrisy of YouTube’s Free Speech Platform

In the wake of recent mass shootings, in a halfhearted attempt to placate an overly simplistic population’s demands, several companies’ knee-jerk response has been to take an “anti-gun” stance- whatever that means. For Delta, it meant no longer offering a small discount to NRA members. For Dick’s, it meant, no longer selling “assault” rifles. For…

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Jan 18

January 18, 2018

LNC Vice Chair Arvin Vohra: Is He Representing Himself or Us?

by Contributing Author Alyce Auman Here we go again: It was almost a year ago that us Libertarian Party members had to deal with the after effects of Arvin Vohra posting things on his Facebook page, in public comments, that were disgraceful…..and here we are again.  Last year it was a verbal lashing and judgment…

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Jan 2

January 2, 2018

She Fought For Her Life…..and then she joined the Libertarian Party

  by Contributing Author Alyce Auman On December 18, 2017 a news release came out about Maranatha, a secluded Christian commune located near Walterboro, South Carolina. The article explains that this commune, run by "Brother" Ralph Gordon Stair, who leads the "Overcomer Ministry", is a real life hell for some people that have had to…

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Nov 23

November 23, 2017

“YOU’RE ONE OF THOSE LIBERTARIANS?”

By Contributing Author Alyce Auman Marketing and Outreach Tactics “YOU’RE ONE OF THOSE LIBERTARIANS?” This question that was presented to me today has pushed me to make a final decision on what I’m going to write about routinely. It has been a commonly known uphill battle trying to spread the Libertarian message. The thing is,…

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Nov 9

November 9, 2017

No Regrets: Tales from a Millenial Third-Party Voter 

A year ago this month, I can recall with great clarity as many of my fellow millenials were posting misguided BuzzFeed articles on “How to Move to Canada in Six Easy Steps," I was on the verge of calling my parents and asking if I could come home to Canada myself- not because I was…

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Oct 1

October 1, 2017

Locke Didn’t Say That, Bro: Why Rent is not Theft

Left-wing market anarchists sure can be an interesting bunch, with their focus on egalitarianism as the raison d’être for the free market, and their general contempt for real property. To wit, the mutualist/agorist crowd holds that while free market operations allow for the unlimited accrual of personal property, private property is a breach of the…

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Sep 13

September 13, 2017

Liberty Coalition for Disaster Relief: “If Not For The Government, Then Who?- WE WILL”

by Contributing Author Alyce Auman Friends in Liberty, I am writing to you to inform you of a FANTASTIC Libertarian movement that is creating a frenzy across the United States right now.  We want to make sure that every Libertarian is aware of what is happening.  In a quest to walk the walk and display…

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Aug 6

August 6, 2017

Monetizing Theft: Civil Asset Forfeiture and the Victimization of American Citizens

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. -Amendment…

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Nov 17

November 17, 2016

Bill Weld: The Fight For The Soul Of The LP

This long winter of our most definite discontent is finally over. Votes have been counted, chads have been…chadded…and Donald J. Trump is the next President of the United States as of January. The House is firmly in the hands of the GOP, while the Senate also rests within the control of the Republicans.  For the…

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Jun 28

June 28, 2016

Has Brexit Put the EU on Life Support?

Brexit Rising: Why the U.K. Needed to Bid the EU Goodbye Brexit is all the rage, and despite some mixed feelings on my part, I gotta admit, Brexit had to happen. Even as the market cries bloody murder, pounding the British pound (‘tis my blog; I shall pun as I please), the supposed cognoscenti prophesy…

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