Libertarian Party of Georgia Nominates 2014 Candidates

Marietta, GA – On March 8, The Libertarian Party of Georgia held their annual state convention in Marietta, nominating their slate of 2014 candidates. Gathering at the former location of Theatre in the Square, Libertarians from across the state came together for the annual meeting to decide who will represent them on the ballot and in the boardroom.

The 2014 candidate slate is led by founder and former CEO of the nanotechnology company, nGimat, Dr. Andrew Hunt, running for Governor. Andrew received his B.S. in Geology from Auburn University, a Master’s Degree in Geology from the Colorado School of Mines, and a Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

In the race to replace Saxby Chambliss in the U.S. Senate, the Libertarian Party fielded the twice-elected Libertarian Amanda Swafford, making her the first female candidate for U.S. Senate nominated in 2014. A graduate of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ms. Swafford formerly served on the Flowery Branch City Council, ending her term on December 31, 2011. [Read more...]

LP Georgia Chairman Doug Craig Issues Statement on Winter Storm and Response

This week has been a tough one for many in Georgia. Tuesday saw snow and ice cover most of metropolitan Atlanta, closing businesses, schools, and roads across the region. While the emergencies and inconveniences are tragic and preventable, this storm and the response showed us that we should not depend on the government to provide a plan or solution for us. It is our personal responsibility to prepare, plan, and execute solutions that are best for ourselves and our families.

Atlanta Snow Jam 2014With the large percentage of our paychecks devoted to taxes at various levels of government, and their promises to serve in all of the roles they wish to provide, it can very tempting to hand over the duties of our safety and comfort. Because of this dependence on the government [Read more...]

To Act, Or Not To Act

Have you ever felt inspired, hopeful, able and optimistic about your ability to right a wrong?

Have you ever felt frustrated, small, ineffective and helpless about your ability to do anything about a problem?

Recently my wife and I saw the movie “The Butler,” starring Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, and, in what is probably the most intentionally ironic casting in the history of moviemaking, Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan. Although the supposedly true story was certainly exaggerated as only Hollywood can do it, the film starkly brought forth the dilemma between smiling and accepting the status quo and making the best you can of an intolerable situation, as opposed to taking large and even uncalculated risks to try to change away from its wrongs. [Read more...]

The Wager

This year, our Executive Director and our Chairman will be rooting for different sides in the Georgia-Georgia Tech game on Saturday, November 30th for the first time.

As many of you know, our Chairman Doug Craig is a BIG yellow jacket fan, and our Executive Director Brett Bittner went to UGA, so his allegiance is pretty obvious.

Together, they’ve decided to “wager” with fun, yet embarrassing, acts for one another to perform should their team win. This is something fun, but it is also an opportunity to raise money for LP Georgia.

Here’s a breakdown of “The Wager”: [Read more...]

Should Government Be Limited? If So, How?

The following question is meant to be practical, not philosophical, and your answer is important. Do you want unlimited government? That would mean that government would effectively take responsibility for deciding and controlling all aspects of our lives. Honestly, I don’t think I have ever encountered anyone who wants that to happen.

One of the reasons for that result is, of course, that unlimited government doesn’t work. For example, the governments in China, Cuba and the former Soviet Union took away many personal freedoms, but they still had some limitations on government, and even then their systems were stagnant. Thus I think everybody thinks that there should be some limitations on government. [Read more...]