Our Mission

In 2016, your dues helped fund multiple radical candidates at an aggregate total of $2,208.71, and in 2017 we funded candidates for a total of $1,500.00.  This means since we formally organized in 2016 we have given $3,708.71 to candidates!

Welcome to the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus! We are a group of self-identified radicals working within the membership of the Libertarian Party (LP) who support the re-radicalization of the LP; and further to promote a clear, radical vision of libertarianism through education and electoral advocacy both within the LP and outside of it.  

We exist to celebrate and promote the Radical tradition of American Libertarian thought, to help Libertarians mature as critical thinkers when faced with doubts about the Radical Libertarian agenda, and to equip them for their efforts to reintroduce and promote radicalism within the Libertarian Party and among the general public. The LPRC endorses the Libertarian Party's Statement of Principles and the Non-Aggression Principle.

We seek a world set free in our lifetimes; no more, no less. Radical Libertarians seek a time of advancing liberty and retreating government; we seek a growing, successful Libertarian Party that is capable of winning the hearts and minds of millions of people over to liberty and justice.

The LPRC will not shy away from speaking from the "root" of libertarian thought. We believe it is futile to make Libertarian ideas "non-threatening" in order to placate the enemies of liberty. Our ideas are going to be scary to many who have considered neither their proven history nor their logical sense. Abolishing slavery was a scary thought to many in the 1800's; and the abolition of other unjust government policies now is no different. We will always seek to treat individuals as intelligent (if perhaps stubborn), competent individuals, and thus we will not fear presenting them with the "scary" libertarian ideas we have available. They must decide for themselves. Some may take years to adopt them; many will never adopt them -- but their children might.

Only by treating individuals as intelligent adults will libertarianism ever succeed over the long term. While the LPRC commits to speaking for a bold, consistent, and radical libertarian agenda, we make an effort to see moderate Libertarians as our allies, not enemies. We will NOT waste time and energy and goodwill attacking them. We will fight beside them for as far as they are willing to go and be glad for the help.

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  • Caucus Notices

    THIS SUNDAY: 2020-05-17 Board Meeting

    Please join your fellow Radicals for a Special Meeting on Sunday, May 17 at 8pm Eastern.  Primary issues to be discussed will be LP national convention planning, the Radical Caucus annual meeting, and other pressing business.  We will also be discussing any new intel on additional LP candidates for public office, for possible endorsements.

    Members interested in suggesting candidates in their state LP who might be a good fit with an LPRC endorsement, please email Board@LPRadicalCaucus.org.

    The meeting will be conducted through the Zoom! interface.

    The Zoom meeting number is 261 719 416.

    To phone in, the call-in number is 1-646-876-9923

    To connect via the Web, visit https://zoom.us/j/261719416

    Only members of the Radical Caucus may attend.  Those who are not members may attend with unanimous consent of the Voting Board members; others will be disconnected.

    Thank you for your attention!

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    2020-05-13 Board Meeting

    Please join your fellow Radicals for a Special Meeting on Wednesday, May 13 at 8pm Eastern, to help us consider our rankings of the current LP presidential and vice presidential candidates.

    This meeting is being called pursuant to the Radical Caucus bylaws, Section 4, Part E, Subsection 2, which specifies the call must be made by at least 3 Board Members.  In this case, those calling for the meeting are Richard Fast, Joe Dehn, James Gholston, Anna Sofia Canetti, and Aaron Ramos.

    The meeting will be conducted through the Zoom! interface.

    NOTE: Board members, please finish President and Vice President survey forms by Tuesday, May 12 by 8pm Eastern. One hour later, all LPRC board members will be given the data to analyze prior to the Wednesday meeting.

    The Zoom meeting number is 261 719 416.

    To phone in, the call-in number is 1-646-876-9923

    To connect via the Web, visit https://zoom.us/j/261719416

    Only members of the Radical Caucus may attend.  Those who are not members may attend with unanimous consent of the Voting Board members; others will be disconnected.

    Thank you for your attention!

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  • From the blog

    LPRC - 2020 Presidential Candidate Grading Summary

    The Board of the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus voted on Wednesday (5/13/2020) to "grade" several of the best candidates running for the LP's nomination for president or vice president.

    Points were awarded for:

    - the alignment of their stated positions with the goals and platform of the LPRC,

    - their effectiveness in presenting those positions,

    - and application of libertarian principles in their campaigns.  

    Candidates for both offices were graded on similar criteria, and below are listed together because it is often the case that a candidate for president will end up becoming a candidate for vice president -- but candidates thought to be seeking only the vice presidential nomination are noted with "(vp)".

    Vohra, Arvin - A
    Cohen, Spike (vp) - A
    Kokesh, Adam - B
    Behrman, Dan - B
    Jorgensen, Jo - B
    McAfee, John (vp) - B
    Monds, John - B
    Supreme, Vermin - B
    Hornberger, Jacob - C
    Gray, Jim - D
    Amash, Justin - D
    Sharpe, Larry (vp) - D
    Ogle, James - F
    Exotic, Joe - F

    [Note that there are other candidates seeking the Libertarian Party's nomination than the above. They were not graded due to one or more of the following: a) They did not answer our request for information; b) We were not otherwise aware of their campaign positions; and/or c) They were too far afield from the Radical Caucus' stated goals that our Board members felt it inappropriate to invest our time in rating them.]

    Best wishes to all of the candidates who are working hard to secure the Libertarian Party's nomination, and for doing their best to persuade more Americans of the necessity of adopting Libertarian solutions for current issues.

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    Find your voice. Join us.

    All people really need is for #TheViolentState to just get out of the way.

    Libertarians: The only 100% "abolish all the things" party.

    VOTE LIBERTARIAN * http://www.LP.org/ * 800-ELECT-US

    Join the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus
    http://www.LPRadicalCaucus.org/

    Abolish power. Live Free.

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    LPRC Endorsement: Spike Cohen for Vice President

    May 11, 2020 -- The Board of the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus voted to formally endorse Spike Cohen for Vice President of the United States.

    He is principled, committed, and unapologetically radical. A real libertarian!

    Best wishes to Spike!

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    Don't be silent. Educate, persuade, and protest.

    Find your voice. Join us.

    All people really need is for #TheViolentState to just get out of the way.

    Libertarians: The only 100% "abolish all the things" party.

    VOTE LIBERTARIAN * http://www.LP.org/ * 800-ELECT-US

    Join the Libertarian Party Radical Caucus
    http://www.LPRadicalCaucus.org/

    Abolish power. Live Free.
    #Libertarian #LibertarianParty #LPRadicalCaucus
    #RepealTheState #NoCoercion #LeavePeopleAlone

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