The Hill: Could our next president be a Libertarian?

Below is an opinion piece by Randall Holcombe at on September 25, 2019:

As they look ahead to the 2020 election, few political pundits have considered the possibility that a Libertarian Party candidate could be elected president. Yes, I know it’s a long shot, but not as long a shot as it might initially seem.

Libertarians Get Together on April 12th

Join us at Liberty on the Rocks on April 12th at Roland's Seafood Grill. They are hosting The Libertarian Book Club of Western PA, a newly created Meetup group devoted to educating people on the core principles of libertarianism through thoughtful discussion of designated books.

The Libertarian Party’s 2019 State of the Union Address

County Supervisor Jeff Hewitt delivered the Libertarian Party’s State of the Union. It was a message about the tremendous human progress that has been enabled by institutions that protect property rights, contracts, and reining in arbitrary power. He also spoke about the need for reform in areas like immigration, the justice system, the war on drugs, and more.

2019 LP PA Convention

The 2019 Annual Convention of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Bushkill Inn and Conference Center in Bushkill, PA. The business meeting is open and free to all members of the LPPA. Delegate status and voting privileges will be in accordance with the Bylaws. Registration for the annual convention is available at the Evenbrite State Convention Link.

Seven Reasons to Vote for the Libertarian Party

Why should libertarians vote for the Libertarian Party? The short answer is that "libertarian" is right there in the name. If that's good enough for you, thank you for your vote for our candidates, you can stop reading now. But if you're one of those "small l" libertarians who want to know why you should vote for the Libertarian Party candidate instead of the candidate with the D or R by their name who is closest to your views, read on.

Kerns Announces Record-Breaking Q3 Fundraising

On Thursday, U.S. Senate candidate Dale Kerns (L-PA) announced that his campaign is reporting over $35,000 in funds to the Federal Election Commission since the beginning of July, setting a new record for a single quarter by a third-party U.S. Senate candidate in Pennsylvania.

Libertarian voter registration surges, but debates still exclude candidates

Libertarian Party voter registration has surged 92 percent in the last 10 years, according to Ballot Access News. The number of registered Democrats has declined 8 percent over that time, and Republican voter registration is down 5 percent. Democrats and Republicans are also being battered by people leaving their tribes to register as independents, who are up 19 percent in the last 10 years. Despite all this, the exclusion of viable Libertarian Party candidates from debates in contested elections is reaching new highs.

Gary Johnson running for U.S. Senate

Libertarian Party (LP) presidential candidate Gary Johnson (2012, 2016) accepted the New Mexico LP’s nomination on Aug. 13 for the U.S. senate race there. Johnson will be going up against incumbent Democrat Martin Heinrich and Republican challenger Mark Rich.

What Would Elected Libertarians Do?

Voters often ask Libertarians what they would actually do to change policy if they were elected. What would a Libertarian society look like? It’s a fair question. Through research, campaigning, press releases, and other forms of outreach, Libertarians at all levels do work on explaining the nuts and bolts of how to promote freedom through changes to public policy in ways that can’t be summed up by simple slogans like “maximize your freedom” or “increase your liberty.”


“Out of control!”, insisted Ken Krawchuk, the Libertarian Party candidate for Pennsylvania Governor. “The drug war is out of control. The police are out of control. Pennsylvania’s leadership is out of control. It’s long past time we bring some sanity back to the Commonwealth. It’s long past time to vote Libertarian. Enough is enough!”