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“Sugary Drink” Tax proves that Government is Evil

Ben Shapiro likes to say that he never attributes to malice what can easily be described as stupidity. That’s quite generous, but what about when a government official sells a policy on one premise, but knows the entire time that the premise is a lie? The so-called “sugary drink tax” in Cook County is just […]

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You are “HERE”

Are you on this Map? Sometimes visual tools can help us see something about our goals in a way that other methods cannot.  So with the Precinct Committeeman Project in mind, as well as our goal to start as many new chapters as possible, I have made this map that visualizes the membership of the […]

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Sign the Petition for Illinois House Bill 762!

Illinois House Bill 762 needs a show of support in order to get a hearing scheduled.  This bill would lower the threshold for a new party to become established from the current 5% down to 2%, and include Presidential elections.  The positive impact this measure would have on the Libertarian Party of Illinois is YUUUGE. […]

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It is “Ground Game” Time!

September is when we “Beat the Streets” You may have noticed a ton of yard signs popping up around your town, as the Democrats and Republicans are knocking on doors promoting their candidates.  Well, it is time for us to do the same! Following a record turn-out for a Metro-East Libertarians meeting, several members, new […]

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About that live stream…

Much has been said about the live stream debate held at the joint Mississippi – Alabama Libertarian Convention.  You have probably heard how bad it was, and how the Libertarian Party will never be taken seriously when they put out a product like that. I get it, sort of.. Nobody wants to watch a debate […]

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Illinois: Gun Control Paradise

Too Many Controls Anyone who has lived in Illinois for any length of time knows that being a gun-owner can be problematic, at times.  Illinois has a fantastic mix of licensing, waiting periods, de facto “universal background checks,” and gun free zones. “The right to keep…” The whole mess starts with licensing, which in Illinois […]

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A very TIF New Year!

What is TIF? In short, TIF is Tax Increment Financing, a special taxation structure set up to allocate money ostensibly to improve the economic condition of a certain area.  TIF seeks to accomplish this by placing a cap on the amount of property taxes from a given area, known as a “TIF district,” that go […]

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Uncontested Elections in Illinois and Why We Should Fill the Void

In Illinois many elections often go uncontested or are unopposed. For example, out of the 118 Illinois House of Representative seats that are up for the 2016 election 76 will be uncontested after the primary. In addition, out of the 40 Illinois Senate seats up for election 30 will be uncontested after the primary. These […]

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Determining if an Action Violates the Non Aggression Principle (NAP)

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What have you done for ME lately?

After 44 years of the Libertarian Party, where is our freedom? Well, this post was inspired in part by the Tom Woods Show episode 536 with Jason Stapleton.  The issue was brought up by Mr. Stapleton that the Tea Party sort of sprung from nowhere, and yet had a ton of success in transforming a couple […]

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