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Libertarian Party Active Membership Numbers for June 2014 through November 2017

2017-12-08T15:21:01.268-05:00

Libertarian Party Active Membership Numbers for June 2014 through November 2017

2014
June           14136
July            14260
August       14134
September  13734
October      13442
November  12947
December  12053

2015
January       11902
February     11988
March         11845
April           11837
May            11663
June            11640
July             11649
August        11708
September   11715
October       11399
November   11198
December    11184

2016
January       11183
February     11413
March         11824
April           12509
May            14532
June            15477
July             16656
August        17568
September   17888
October       18327
November   18564
December    18592

2017
January        18908
February      18715
March          18334
April            17843
May             16652
June             16065
July              15110
August         14321
September    14411
October        14319
November    14422


Source:  LNC Business Archives Click this link for source material.




Libertarian Party Active Membership Numbers for June 2014 through October 2017

2017-11-02T10:23:41.668-04:00

Libertarian Party Active Membership Numbers for June 2014 through September 2017

2014
June           14136
July            14260
August       14134
September  13734
October      13442
November  12947
December  12053

2015
January       11902
February     11988
March         11845
April           11837
May            11663
June            11640
July             11649
August        11708
September   11715
October       11399
November   11198
December    11184

2016
January       11183
February     11413
March         11824
April           12509
May            14532
June            15477
July             16656
August        17568
September   17888
October       18327
November   18564
December    18592

2017

January        18908
February      18715
March          18334
April            17843
May             16652
June             16065
July              15110
August         14321
September    14411
October        14319


Source:   Lnc-business Archives  Click this link for source material.




Libertarian Party Active Membership Numbers for June 2014 through September 2017

2017-11-02T10:17:54.900-04:00

Libertarian Party Active Membership Numbers for June 2014 through September 2017

2014
June           14136
July            14260
August       14134
September  13734
October      13442
November  12947
December  12053

2015
January       11902
February     11988
March         11845
April           11837
May            11663
June            11640
July             11649
August        11708
September   11715
October       11399
November   11198
December    11184

2016
January       11183
February     11413
March         11824
April           12509
May            14532
June            15477
July             16656
August        17568
September   17888
October       18327
November   18564
December    18592

2017

January        18908
February      18715
March          18334
April            17843
May             16652
June             16065
July              15110
August         14321
September    14411


Source:   Lnc-business Archives  Click this link for source material.




Libertarian Party Active Membership Numbers for June 2014 through August 2017

2017-09-07T13:03:14.447-04:00

Libertarian Party Active Membership Numbers for June 2014 through August 2017

2014
June           14136
July            14260
August       14134
September  13734
October      13442
November  12947
December  12053

2015
January       11902
February     11988
March         11845
April           11837
May            11663
June            11640
July             11649
August        11708
September   11715
October       11399
November   11198
December    11184

2016
January       11183
February     11413
March         11824
April           12509
May            14532
June            15477
July             16656
August        17568
September   17888
October       18327
November   18564
December    18592

2017

January        18908
February      18715
March          18334
April            17843
May             16652
June             16065
July              15110
August         14321


Source:   Lnc-business Archives  




Libertarian Party Active Membership Numbers for June 2014 through July 2017

2017-08-15T11:15:37.718-04:00

Libertarian Party Active Membership Numbers for June 2014 through July 2017

2014
June           14136
July            14260
August       14134
September  13734
October      13442
November  12947
December  12053

2015
January       11902
February     11988
March         11845
April           11837
May            11663
June            11640
July             11649
August        11708
September   11715
October       11399
November   11198
December    11184

2016
January       11183
February     11413
March         11824
April           12509
May            14532
June            15477
July             16656
August        17568
September   17888
October       18327
November   18564
December    18592

2017

January        18908
February      18715
March          18334
April            17843
May             16652
June             16065
July              15110


Source:   Lnc-business Archives  




Political Parties are Frying Pans. Don't Jump-in Unless You Want to Get Dirty in the Grease

2017-07-31T16:32:28.782-04:00

I've never understood the people who get involved in a political party (name your favorite) and when they understand its nature, stay despite their dislike of it.  These people desire to be above it all ("holier than thou"), and not get dirty with what it actually is.   These people just simply hate politics and refuse to get in the mud with the pigs.  Then their desire to be above it all and to not get muddy actually compromises the goals of a political party, which is getting like-minded people elected or appointed to office. It's like being a minister for the praise from the congregation for the morning sermon, but not administering to the sick and infirm.  It's like being a lawyer wanting the money and prestige but doing nothing so muddy as trying a case or putting together a transaction. It's like boasting of the clean water in one's hometown, but looking down upon the workers who manage and clean the sewage facility.So if you don't like political parties, don't stay and pretend it is something that it isn't.  If you're involved with a political party but don't want to get down in the mud and start getting your fellow like-minded compatriots elected, then don't do it.   If you try to redefine a political party as a think-tank or something else, stop with the fraud.  Call it a think-tank or nonprofit educational organization.  Those are valuable and essential too.  The world needs "honey dippers" (those who remove sewage from within cisterns, outhouses, etc.)  Yet if you don't want to be a honey dipper, don't pretend to be one.  Otherwise the sewage collects and the world becomes a worse place in which to live.  Same is true for those who are involved with political parties.[...]



The Founding of the LP by John Hospers

2017-06-01T15:37:09.156-04:00

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Is Libertarianism a Pathway to Stalinism?

2017-02-21T10:45:44.817-05:00

Today I ran across by chance the article mentioned below.  It is a reminder of how the extreme elements that have control of the Libertarian Party can take things in a horrible way.  In private conversations lately I’ve compared the extremists in control of the party with the losers to Stalin in his removal of the more liberal Bolsheviks who supported Lenin.                The article is Why libertarianism is closer to Stalinism than you think.http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2015/06/15/rand-paul-and-the-sordid-purity-of-libertarianism/                This passage really made me think: “Libertarianism, in short, resonates with an avid quest for political purity.”                Much in the article is unduly harsh, and I disagree with some of its premises and conclusions.  But  it frames something that needs to be considered by reasonable Libertarians worried about the viability of the Libertarian Party.[...]



Americans Deserve Better PAC, Inc. Test Marketing Results Maine 2nd Congressional District - Johnson/Weld Independent Advertising

2016-09-12T14:49:58.047-04:00

Here are the test marketing results for Maine 2nd Congressional District of the independent advertising for Johnson/Weld done by Americans Deserve Better PAC, Inc. I serve on its advisory board.








Mark Rutherford for Libertarian National Chair YouTube Channel

2016-05-24T12:00:00.290-04:00

Click on this Mark Rutherford YouTube link to watch my videos about my campaign for Libertarian National Chair.



Mark Rutherford is Interviewed on WIBC-FM Indianapolis this evening, May 9th between 6 pm and 6:30 pm Eastern

2016-05-09T16:20:36.864-04:00

I will be on the air this evening!   WIBC radio personality Abdul-Hakim Shabazz will be interviewing me about the current presidential election and the growing interest of the public with the Libertarian third-party alternative.  The interview is scheduled to take place between 6 pm and 6:30 pm Eastern time. You can listen live at  WIBC FM 93.1 Indianapolis.   It will later be archived at Indy Politics . WIBC is an Indianapolis FM station at 93.1 on the dial



We Are Libertarians Interview of Mark Rutherford, Candidate for Chair of the Libertarian Party

2016-04-22T16:26:27.527-04:00

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A Message for Libertarian Party Delegates from Mark Rutherford

2016-04-20T16:17:36.876-04:00

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Inclusiveness is Important to Success - So Can the Libertarian Party Survive the Puritanical Purging Tendency of Social Movements?

2016-03-28T16:34:24.132-04:00

"4. Puritanical PurgingSocial movements tend to turn on themselves in puritanical purging of anyone who falls short of moral perfection, leading to preemptive denunciations of others before one is so denounced. The witch crazes of the 17th century degenerated into such anticipatory condemnations, resulting in a veritable plethora of nonexistent sorceresses being strapped to faggots and torched. The 20th century witnessed Marxist and feminist groups undergoing similar purges as members competed for who was the purist and defenestrated those who fell below the unrealizable standard. On the other side of the political spectrum, Ayn Rand’s objectivist movement took off in a frenzied build up after the publication of Atlas Shrugged in 1959, but by the time the philosopher-novelist died in 1982 most of the insider “collective” had been expunged for various sins against the philosophy, from listening to the wrong music to challenging the founder on any point of substance or minutia. Such purification purges are among the worst things that can happen to a social movement." http://www.skeptic.com/reading_room/campus-unrest-viewpoint-diversity-and-freedom-of-speech/[...]



Mark Rutherford for Chair of the Libertarian Party 2016

2016-03-22T14:02:18.533-04:00

I am a candidate for Chair of the Libertarian Party at its convention in Orlando during Memorial Day weekend 2016.  Check out more about me on my website at www.mwrutherford2016.com



It starts.

2016-02-24T16:17:28.815-05:00

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo35O1AJOfg



Market Square Center - Gold Building - Mark Rutherford on the Roof.

2016-01-20T15:30:27.557-05:00

Blast from the past. I'm on top of the Gold Building's roof in Indianapolis in 2010.



New Year's Update to List of Partisan Libertarians Elected in Indiana

2015-12-31T15:15:26.776-05:00

Here is the list of partisan Libertarians elected in Indiana as of November 4, 2015. 22 different Libertarians have been elected to partisan office in Indiana. Here are their names, followed by their office, year(s) elected and term(s) of office:

(1). Mary Dufour, Jefferson Township Trustee, Washington County, 1998, 1999-02
(2). Zenith Caudill, Jefferson Township Advisory Board, Washington County, 1998, 1999-02
(3). Phil Miller, Greenfield City Council, 1999, 2000-03
(4). Darren Nolan, Universal City Council, 1999, 2000-03
(5). Gale Owen, Silver Lake City Council, 1999, 2000-03
(6). Edward Dilts, Needham Township Advisory Board, Johnson County, 2002, 2003-06
(7). Anita M. Amspaugh, Union City Clerk-Treasurer, 2003, 2004-07
(8). Susan Bell, Hagerstown Town Court Judge, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2004-19
(9). Susan K. Pyle, MD, Union City Council, 2003, 2004-07
(10). Russell Reichard, Union City Council, 2003, 2004-resigned 06
(11). Jay Thompson, Gosport Town Council, 2003, 2004-07
(12). Conley Tillson, Clay Township Advisory Board, Wayne County, 2006, 2007-10
(13). Steve Coffman, Liberty Township Advisory Board, Henry County, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2007-18 (replaced by his brother Terry in 2015 due to new conflict law for voluntary firefighters).
(14). Michael Sloan, Pottawattamie Park Town Council, 2007, 2008-11
(15). Cheryl Heacox, Clay Township Advisory Board, Wayne County, 2010, 2014, 2011-18
(16). Dennis Denney, Shirley Town Council – North Ward, 2011, 2015, 2012-19
(17). Miccah Shepherd, Claypool Town Clerk/Treasurer, 2011, 2012-15
(18). Larry Walker, Dublin Town Council, 2015, 2016-19
(19). Elizabeth Brewer, Claypool Town Clerk/Treasurer, 2015, 2016-19
(20). Joel Samuelson, Culver Town Council At-Large, 2015, 2016-19
(21). Jessica Whitfield, Larwill Town Council At-Large, 2015, 2016-19
(22). Renee Sweeney, Ossian Town Council - East, 2015, 2016-19



Updated List of Partisan Libertarians Elected in Indiana.

2015-12-30T14:59:38.689-05:00

Here is the list of partisan Libertarians elected in Indiana as of November 4, 2015. 20 different Libertarians have been elected to partisan office in Indiana. Here are their names, followed by their office, year(s) elected and term(s) of office:

(1). Mary Dufour, Jefferson Township Trustee, Washington County, 1998, 1999-02
(2). Zenith Caudill, Jefferson Township Advisory Board, Washington County, 1998, 1999-02
(3). Phil Miller, Greenfield City Council, 1999, 2000-03
(4). Darren Nolan, Universal City Council, 1999, 2000-03
(5). Gale Owen, Silver Lake City Council, 1999, 2000-03
(6). Edward Dilts, Needham Township Advisory Board, Johnson County, 2002, 2003-06
(7). Anita M. Amspaugh, Union City Clerk-Treasurer, 2003, 2004-07
(8). Susan Bell, Hagerstown Town Court Judge, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2004-19
(9). Susan K. Pyle, MD, Union City Council, 2003, 2004-07
(10). Russell Reichard, Union City Council, 2003, 2004-resigned 06
(11). Jay Thompson, Gosport Town Council, 2003, 2004-07
(12). Conley Tillson, Clay Township Advisory Board, Wayne County, 2006, 2007-10
(13). Steve Coffman, Liberty Township Advisory Board, Henry County, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2007-18 (replaced by his brother Terry in 2015 due to new conflict law for voluntary firefighters).
(14). Michael Sloan, Pottawattamie Park Town Council, 2007, 2008-11
(15). Cheryl Heacox, Clay Township Advisory Board, Wayne County, 2010, 2014, 2011-18
(16). Dennis Denney, Shirley Town Council – North Ward, 2011, 2015, 2012-19
(17). Miccah Shepherd, Claypool Town Clerk/Treasurer, 2011, 2012-15
(18). Larry Walker, Dublin Town Council, 2015, 2016-19
(19). Elizabeth Brewer, Claypool Town Clerk/Treasurer, 2015, 2016-19
(20). Joel Samuelson, Culver Town Council At-Large, 2015, 2016-19
Joel Samuelson, Culver Town Council At-Large, Term Ends 12/31/19 - See more at: http://lpinscr.blogspot.com/#sthash.3dY98M0G.dpuf
Joel Samuelson, Culver Town Council At-Large, Term Ends 12/31/19 - See more at: http://lpinscr.blogspot.com/#sthash.3dY98M0G.dpuf



Monka Appointed to Rush County Area Planning Commision

2015-12-30T14:51:18.374-05:00

Libertarian Tom Monka has recently been appointed to the Rush County Area Planning Commission by the Rush County, Indiana Board of Commissioners. Tom has been regularly attending meetings of Rush County government for at least five years. He'll make a difference locally and help make Rush County a more libertarian place to live and excel. Way to go Tom!!!!



List of all partisan Libertarians elected in Indiana through 2015

2015-11-04T15:56:37.112-05:00

Here is the list of partisan Libertarians elected in Indiana as of November 4, 2015. 19 different Libertarians have been elected to partisan office in Indiana. Here are their names, followed by their office, year(s) elected and term(s) of office:

(1). Mary Dufour, Jefferson Township Trustee, Washington County, 1998, 1999-02
(2). Zenith Caudill, Jefferson Township Advisory Board, Washington County, 1998, 1999-02
(3). Phil Miller, Greenfield City Council, 1999, 2000-03
(4). Darren Nolan, Universal City Council, 1999, 2000-03
(5). Gale Owen, Silver Lake City Council, 1999, 2000-03
(6). Edward Dilts, Needham Township Advisory Board, Johnson County, 2002, 2003-06
(7). Anita M. Amspaugh, Union City Clerk-Treasurer, 2003, 2004-07
(8). Susan Bell, Hagerstown Town Court Judge, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2004-19
(9). Susan K. Pyle, MD, Union City Council, 2003, 2004-07
(10). Russell Reichard, Union City Council, 2003, 2004-resigned 06
(11). Jay Thompson, Gosport Town Council, 2003, 2004-07
(12). Conley Tillson, Clay Township Advisory Board, Wayne County, 2006, 2007-10
(13). Steve Coffman, Liberty Township Advisory Board, Henry County, 2006, 2010, 2014, 2007-18
(14). Michael Sloan, Pottawattamie Park Town Council, 2007, 2008-11
(15). Cheryl Heacox, Clay Township Advisory Board, Wayne County, 2010, 2014, 2011-18
(16). Dennis Denney, Shirley Town Council – North Ward, 2011, 2015, 2012-19
(17). Miccah Shepherd, Claypool Town Clerk/Treasurer, 2011, 2012-15
(18). Larry Walker, Dublin Town Council, 2015, 2016-19
(19). Elizabeth Brewer, Claypool Town Clerk/Treasurer, 2015, 2016-19



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2015-10-09T15:56:21.035-04:00

This sign just went up on US 231 in Crown Point, Indiana.(image)