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...]

Which Libertarian Are You?

Originally posted at BrettBittner.com and UnitedLiberty.org. Republished with permission.

As the libertarian philosophy gains popularity in response to the repeated failures of government, we need to define which type of libertarians we want to be. Our numbers are growing, and as we reach critical mass, we need to start to specialize our political activities. In my mind, there are three kinds of libertarians in politics: the candidates, the party or cause leadership, and the activists.

You should recognize this specialization as the division of labor. Previously, libertarians had to “wear many hats,” because of how few our numbers were. Today, that is not the case.

Have you ever waved signs at a rally or a busy intersection for your favorite candidate or “pet” issue? Have you ever made statements to the press, defining an organization’s position on an issue? Have you ever run for office?

Chances are, most libertarians can answer “yes” to the first two questions, with a slightly smaller number answering affirmatively about the third one. I am among those who can say yes to all three.

Those days are, hopefully, coming to an end.

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Lead By Example, Not With A Label

“I’m not sure how active I can be in the liberty movement while I’m building my business.”

That is pretty close to what I recall from a conversation over dinner last week, where I was having my brain picked by someone who is “dipping their toe” in the world of politics after previously being fairly apathetic.

The response to my guest was probably not what he expected, but it led us into a great conversation. I told him, “Lead by example, not with a label.”

While that may sound simplistic, I know many in the liberty movement who may as well wear a sign around their neck that says “I’M A LIBERTARIAN. HOW CAN I PISS YOU OFF TODAY?” Typically, these are the same people who cannot stop talking about the evils they perceive in government, pausing only to breathe and possibly to find their original point after they take the conversation off course. Unfortunately, these are the first and only conversations some hold with a libertarian. [Read more...]

Municipal Candidate Training Announced

Are you running for office this November? If so, you’d better be ready to hit the ground running.

On March 9th, we’re offering a two-hour “Municipal Candidate Training” seminar for our likely 2013 candidates. The class will be led by a real-world political consultant with a proven record of getting people elected to office.  Full details & registration are provided at the link.

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Our Newest LP101 In North Fulton

“Are libertarians just librarians that take liberties? Why is a Libertarian Party even necessary? Aren’t you guys just Republicans?”

On May 12th, we hosted our first LP101 seminar to a packed room, even after moving to a larger space.  The success cost several potential attendees to miss out on the hour-long seminar designed to introduce the beliefs and ideals of the Libertarian Party, as well as to discuss how we stand apart from the old, tired other parties to new, prospective, and even longtime members to the Libertarian Party of Georgia.  We worked to schedule another one as close as possible, both geographically and on the calendar.

If you haven’t seen it yet, this part of our website is a portal to information about our principles, stances on issues, links to Libertarian sites, how to get involved, and information on our one hour seminar, LP 101! [Read more...]