Tag: New Mexico

Gary Johnson: Theft is Theft, Even When the Government Does it
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Gary Johnson: Theft is Theft, Even When the Government Does it

Last week, a Federal Court actually got it right by ruling that the City of Albuquerque had been violating individuals’ constitutional rights by seizing their automobiles even though they had not been convicted of any crime. It’s called civil forfeiture…and it’s just wrong. If anyone else took your car and […]

EARLY POLLS: GARY JOHNSON PUTS NEW MEXICO SENATE RACE IN PLAY
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EARLY POLLS: GARY JOHNSON PUTS NEW MEXICO SENATE RACE IN PLAY

Speculation is building that former two-term Governor and presidential candidate Gary Johnson will enter the race for U.S. Senate from New Mexico, a couple of early exploratory polls show Johnson turning what was considered a safe Democrat seat into an extremely competitive race. Moving New Mexico’s Senate seat from the […]

The Libertarian Party Just Got Its First Statewide Elected Officeholder: NM Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn
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The Libertarian Party Just Got Its First Statewide Elected Officeholder: NM Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn

On Saturday the Libertarian Party gained its first official holder of a statewide elected office, the Sante Fe New Mexican reports. Aubrey Dunn, Jr., the New Mexico Commissioner of Public Lands, has officially left the Republicans and switched his voter registration to Libertarian. Building on the official major-party status secured […]

The Hispanic Caucus Refused Rep. Carlos Curbelo Membership Because He’s A Republican
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The Hispanic Caucus Refused Rep. Carlos Curbelo Membership Because He’s A Republican

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus set off a furor this week with its decision to refuse the membership application of Miami-area Congressman Carlos Curbelo, who would have become the organization’s sole Republican member. Curbelo has condemned this refusal as blatant partisanship, while the Caucus has insisted its members must align with […]

Libertarians’ Only Chance At Success Is Winning From The Center, Not The Extremes
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Libertarians’ Only Chance At Success Is Winning From The Center, Not The Extremes

Editor’s Note: “Libertarianism and the alt-right” is a series consisting of three parts. Part 1: Leading libertarians denounce Hans-Herman Hoppe, on Sunday. Part 2: Ludwig von Mises vs. the Ludwig von Mises Institute, on Monday. Part 3: Libertarian centrism vs. the alt-right, on Tuesday. Can the center hold? Building a […]