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We’re born to be free, to live our lives as we choose so long as we do not harm others. That’s what the Libertarian Party believes. We’re glad you found us—here, in Michigan—where we have an exciting group of people that wants to help you help us take charge of our lives and put government in its proper place. To get involved, click here.

Hudler fundraiser in Ann Arbor, October 4

Saturday, October, 4 2014
5:00 – 9:00 PM

812 Monroe Street, Ann Arbor, MI

Guest Musicians: Will White’s Liberty Ensemble, Inez Thorne – and an open microphone
Hosted by Hudler for Regent Committee, Larry Johnson Treasurer
P.O. Box 447, Chelsea MI 48118

TBD event in Kalamazoo, October 4!

Gary Johnson visit cancelled 9/16 p.m. by Gary citing personal reasons and his parents, We are disappointed, working on an alternative for the time and place. Best wishes go out to Governor Johnson in any case.

JohnsonFormer two term governor of New Mexico (1995-2003) and 2012 Libertarian Presidential candidate Gary Johnson, will not be coming to Kalamazoo on October 4th to promote the local Libertarian Party and his Our America Initiative organization. The event is free to the public and will take place at WMU’s Fetzer Center in the Kirsch Auditorium on October 4th beginning at noon and concluding at 2pm. The event will also feature local and statewide Libertarian Candidates. Full news release post here. Contact Jason Brandenburg c/o Southwest Michigan LP.

Liberty in Action to be held in Lansing, October 25, 2014

LemonadeEverywhere you look someone is promoting Liberty.  Much of it is through education or protests. These are a great base, but when it comes down to it, we need to change policy.  At this fundraiser we will introduce groups that have had impacts on policy, whether preventing it, changing it, or enacting it.  We don’t only want to help your group with ideas, we want to help it have the presence it needs to have an impact.  We also want to share with you our ideas, as Libertarians, on our plans of actions by introducing a number of our 2014 candidates. Please join us for this event featuring Daniel Johnson of P.A.N.D.A. (People against the NDAA) as our keynote speaker. Also speaking:

  • Jeff Phillips, Liberty Minded School Board Member in the Thumb Region
  • David Dudenhoeffer, Campaign for Liberty
  • Brian Wright, author and publisher, on his Good Neighbor Libertarian project

We are soliciting a $20 registration fee. Liberty in Action will be held at the Capitol Area Headquarters, 2722 E. Michigan Ave., Ste. 22, Lansing (East of US-127). Starts at 9:00 a.m., expected to run thru 3:00 p.m.To register, please proceed to payments page here.

2014 National LP Convention in Columbus, Ohio

The National 2014 Convention in Columbus, Ohio, saw the selection of new party leadership. The Michigan delegation was one of the larger and factored into all the major business. Unfortunately, except for handling the bylaws and the majority of platform proposals, the election process for national committee and officers was so time consuming—especially the vote tallying by the secretary—that it wasn’t until three or four o’clock on Sunday afternoon that the judicial committee election completed. Meaning that several resolutions were never considered, kind of a bad scene…  (more when James Hudler completes his full convention report).

Weeks’ Congressional campaign captures national attention

Brighton-MI. The Libertarian candidate for Michigan’s Eighth Congressional District has been in the headlines as the result of a protest he organized. James Weeks II organized a rally to protest the fact that a teenager, Colin Anderson, was fined $200 for saying, “This is fucking bullshit” in earshot of a Brighton police officer. Weeks named the rally after the phrase Anderson was punished for saying. The protest went off as planned on May 31; it was peaceful and successful making its point that we the people will not take such arbitrary infringements of free speech lying down. Read full story here.

2014 LPM Convention in Howell, Michigan

Held in Howell, hosted by the Livingston County affiliate. Please review our candidates on this page, and our new officers on this page. The body passed a resolution supporting fully empowered grand juries.

LPM Officers for the 2014 Season


From left to right: Scotty Boman, Ron Taylor, Jim Fulner, James Weeks II, Jeff Wood, Kimberly Moore, Kipp Welch II, Mary Buzuma, Karl Jackson — Thanks to Ron Taylor for the photo and the awesome Astral Projection motif: Picard, DATA, and the LPM Enterprise crew StarDate 2014.05.17

Detroit Police Chief: “Legal gun owners can deter crime.”

Police_ChiefDetroit Police Chief James Craig, who’s been on the job since July of last year, started blowing minds this week by telling anyone who would listen that law-abiding citizens who possess concealed carry permits — and the pistols to accompany them — make for wonderfully effective crime deterrents.

Craig spoke at a press conference Thursday, telling reporters he once believed in gun control. But over the course of a 36-year career in law enforcement, Craig found that violent criminals believed in gun control, too. After all, why would bad guys want to increase the probability that their victims are capable of matching force with force? From Detroit News column.


Other Recent Stories and Posts

Go to this page (http://michiganlp.org/?page_id=63) for full listing of LPM news and stories.

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A Basic View of What Liberty is All About


History of the Libertarian Party


Archive of the Libertarian Party of Michigan’s First 25 Years

End of the Two-Party System?

It’s with some reservation that I, Webmaster Brian, post the ‘Adolph Hitler’ video dubbed by our own Steve Mace to convey the message that the Two Party System—like the demise of our premier A-List 20th century dictator—is on the ropes. But I, Webmaster Brian, think it’s absolutely brilliant… and devastating. Let me know what you think… using Reply box below.

Advisory: some language is, well, PG-85. If you’re over 85, you may consider it unduly harsh and profane. Though my guess is ol’ Adolph actually used a little profanity here and there and it’s certainly how the higher echelons of power in Lansing do business and lament their approaching end of days. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4A3XuH8rhg&feature=share

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5 thoughts on “Welcome Home!

  1. Arnis Davidsons

    Congratulations to the new Board members!

    I am the current “caretaker” of our Statue of Liberty. If ANYONE has any information regarding the history of this statue, PLEASE send me an email! All I know is that she was a donation to LPWM from LPSWM. If anyone knows WHO made her, or WHEN she was made, (or any other info), PLEASE let me know. Many people asked me questions about her at the Convention, which I was unable to answer. I would like to write up a “history” of “the Lady”, and perhaps make a sign to display next to her when she’s out in public. While she looks good for her age, I’m hoping to get her “cleaned up” a bit, and fit her with a new torch. I’m also hoping to get her back out on public display more often. (We really need a trailer!)

    If anyone has any info for me, my email is:

    Thank you for any help.
    In Liberty
    Arnie Davidsons
    Vice Chair, LPWM

    1. Arnis Davidsons

      Ok, Folks.. I have received some information that conflicts, regarding Lady Liberty.
      Is there a chance that we have TWO of them? Anybody with info, please feel free to pitch in!

      Thank you,.
      Arnie Davidsons

  2. Bob

    When i clicked on your calendar to view/download free pdf doc it wanted me to install a toolbar. I do not use or d-load toolbars. I am interested in the info. Can i get these doc’s elsewhere?


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