Category Archives: National

Reset the Net

It’s time to Reset the Net…what does this mean to you? Watch the video and even add your name to the list of signatures at Reset the Net.

We are doing what we can on our site, are you doing what you can with your browsing?

All Nebraskan Libertarian Candidates are in for 2014!

Now that filing has completed for 2014 Candidates we have completely updated our list of Nebraskan Libertarian Candidates that are running for an office in the 2014 State and National Elections! As more of them add or change methods of contacting them (web pages and social media) we will be updating the links.
We have also added links for downloading the NEBRASKA VOTER REGISTRATION APPLICATION and information about your right to vote as an ex-felon in the state of Nebraska to the page.

Nebraskan Libertarian Candidates for 2014 Page

Please note that since we have 2 filing for Representative in Congress in District 2 there will be a Primary for them so do your part and vote in both the Primary and General election! The two filing (in A-Z order) are Andy Shambaugh and Steven Laird.

2014 Nebraska Libertarian Candidates posted!

We have updated the WNLP.org – 2014 Nebraska Libertarian Candidates page to reflect those currently running and will add more so please keep checking back.  I will list those in Nebraska and not just the Western Nebraska Panhandle area we aim to serve here at WNLP.org.  Also include are all non-partisan race candidates such as State Unicameral, and local city councils.

Please spread the word on places like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!

Campaign Season

Tis the season….To run for office! The non-incumbent filing deadline is March 3rd. So now is the time to start planning.If you have every thought of running for an office..go for it. We here at the WNLP would like to encourage liberty minded individuals to run for office, at any level of government. Contact us and we will see what we can do to help.

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2013 Libertarian Party candidate election results now available

2013 Libertarian Party candidate election results now available

Posted on Nov 14, 2013

Libertarians were elected in Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania to city councils and school boards, as mayor, and to other local offices on Nov. 5.

A total of 11 Libertarians were elected, three of whom were reelected.

Results for all 2013 electoral races including a Libertarian Party candidate are now available on our website. Click here to see a full table of vote totals and percentages for LP candidates and their opponents.

 

 

NOTE:  From http://www.lp.org/blogs/staff/2013-election-results-now-available

If more Police Cheifs / Cops would think this way

This is a must read for an example of how the police should act, and better yet this is from a Police Cheif so he is leading by example!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/30/chris-burbank-salt-lake-city_n_4170154.html

Instead of terror maybe we could have a war on cancer…

I thought this seemed relevant in light of the recent cell phone data leaks. The rest of the country (non-Libertarian) is realizing the war on terror isn’t about terror or safety at all.

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The IRS harasses more than Tea Party groups…

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image from LP Ga.

Ding Dong! The bill is dead.

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Im guessing that next year they will name the bill “protect children from internet porn and terrorism (P.C.I.P.T). They can vote for our freedom when it’s called SOPA or CISPA, but not PCIPT so at that point it passes unopposed.

Marketplace Fairness Act? Not very fair…

I sat down tonight and thought I would put up a post about why the upcoming Marketplace Fairness Act is a terrible bill, and why you should call your senators and ask them to vote against it. Halfway through doing the research I realized it was possibly a waste of time. It became painfully obvious that this bill was going to pass.

First thing, the bill has supporters from both sides of the aisle. The Democrats appear to be supporting because, well if it’s a tax they want it, and the big corporations are for it. The Republicans support it because, well everyone knows they are more than willing to do the bidding of big corporations. So why are the big corporations for the tax? It doesn’t increase their profits one bit. What it does manage to do is, much like the “welfare cliff” I mentioned in an earlier post, it creates a huge hurdle for a business to advance to the point of collecting internet sales tax. It helps those at the top stay at the top and tries to remove the motivation for those at the bottom to succeed.

Lets say you have a fairly successful internet business running out of your garage, now until your revenue gets to one million you do not need to collect sales tax off internet transactions. Once you do though…you need to hire more staff for the paperwork, accountants to make sure you are adhering to all the different states tax laws…”ahh forget it I guess one million in revenue is enough , I don’t need to expand.” Now you can see why big business is for it, they have been building their systems over the last couple years to collect sales tax, customizing in hopes a bill like this would pass. They expanded when there wasn’t an internet sales tax, so now they want to keep the new players out.

So yes the easy argument is “MORE TAXES BAD!”, but as you can see the real problem is that our government is too intertwined with big businesses on both sides of the aisle, when it has no business being involved in business at all.

Should we still call and let our Senators know why this is bad?  Sure!  We have a right to ourselves and everyone else who doesn’t voice their opinion to spread the word about what this “Fairness Act” will really do, but just be warned that you shouldn’t get your hopes up and the vote may be starting any minute so there is a good chance by the time you read this the vote could have already taken place…

Below are quick links to the contact information for our Senators (Nebraska):

  • Senator Deb Fischer
  • E-mail Form
  • Washington, DC Office Phone:  (202) 224-6551
  • Senator Mike Johanns
  • E-mail Form
  • Scottsbluff Office Phone:  (308) 632-6032
  • Washington, DC Office Phone:  (202) 224-4224