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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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“Objective Reasonableness” Gives Police a Free Pass

On November 12, 1984, Dethorne Graham had a diabetic attack while helping his friend work on his car. His friend drove Graham to the convenience store to buy some orange juice in order to counteract his blood sugar drop. Seeing that there was a large line, Graham ran quickly out of the store and got […]

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Over the Border with Decency

On December 12, 2012, a 54 year old woman (identified only as Jane Doe) received additional screening when crossing the U.S./Mexico border at El Paso after a drug dog alerted on her person. After the strip search yielded nothing, she was forcibly taken to University Medical Center where she was shackled to a examination table and subjected […]

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Harvard says taxes too high, system broken. Washington to blame.

A few days ago, the Harvard Business School published its annual survey on business competitiveness. The ominously named Problems Unsolved and a Nation Divided, surveyed Harvard Business School alumni, MBAs, and the general public about their opinions on the state of the U.S. economy. To say the report is pessimistic would be a gross understatement. The survey mentions […]

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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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