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

    2020-02-02 Board Meeting

    The next regular meeting of the Radical Caucus Board will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 8:00PM ET.

    The meeting will be conducted through the Zoom! interface.  Members of the LPRC are encouraged to attend - log in information is below.  Non-members will be disconnected from the meeting unless there is unanimous consent of all members present to allow attendance and observation by any non-member.

    'Members' are those signed up through our website:

    http://www.LPRadicalCaucus.org/join

    A copy of the preliminary agenda is HERE.

    The DRAFT minutes of the previous meeting (2020-02-02) are available here.

    Completed/approved meeting minutes are archived HERE.

    NOTE: This notice was also posted on our public Facebook page.

    Log in at https://zoom.us/j/261719416

    Call in at 1-646-876-9923, meeting ID 261719416. 

     

    [REMINDER: LP Radical Caucus Board meetings are open to LPRC **MEMBERS**. Nonmembers who attempt to log in will be disconnected unless the Members give their permission for a non-member to observe.]

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    Notice of 2019-12-01 LPRC Board Meeting

    The last 2019 meeting of the Radical Caucus Board is tonight, Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 8:00PM ET.

    The meeting will be conducted through the Zoom! interface.  Members of the LPRC are encouraged to attend - log in information is below.  Non-members will be disconnected from the meeting unless there is unanimous consent of all members present to allow attendance and observation by any non-member.

    'Members' are those signed up through our website:

    http://www.LPRadicalCaucus.org/join

    A copy of the preliminary agenda is HERE.

    The DRAFT minutes of the previous meeting (2019-10-21) are available here.

    Completed/approved meeting minutes are archived HERE.

    NOTE: This notice was also sent to interested individuals via email, as well as on our public Facebook page.

    Log in at https://zoom.us/j/261719416

    Call in at 1-646-876-9923, meeting ID 261719416. 

     

    [REMINDER: LP Radical Caucus Board meetings are open to LPRC **MEMBERS**. Nonmembers who attempt to log in will be disconnected unless the Members give their permission for a non-member to observe.]

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  • From the blog

    STRATTON: Leviathan Has Killed an Innocent Man

    Words can’t describe how heavy my heart is right now.

    The (not so great) State of Alabama has put to death a man innocent of the crimes he was charged with. I have strong empathy for the anguish his family and friends must be enduring. One can hardly imagine the stress and hopelessness Nathaniel Woods and those close to him felt as his fate was sealed, contrary to justice.

    I have no moral objection to the death penalty; some people may deserve to die. I have a strong moral objection to the State doing it, they so often get it wrong as they did in the case of Nathaniel Woods. It has been estimated in the last 35 years at least 50 innocent people have been put to death in the United States. Does this sound like justice? What happened to the old maxim of our common law as described by William Blackstone:

    "Better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer." Benjamin Franklin even went further "it is better a hundred guilty persons should escape than one innocent person should suffer."

    As in the case of Nathaniel Woods we can see the State and its enforcement system, misnamed the justice system, is more interested in procedure, self-promotion for its agents, and power, than right or wrong.

    This is why I wholly support the Libertarian Party Plank on the death penalty and the Radical Caucus’s planks on justice. We simply do not believe the State should kill people in the name of justice. When mistakes are made, and an innocent person loses their life, there is no possible way to come back from that injustice.

    My hope is we the people put enough pressure on the States that they will be forced to end these horrific practices, no matter what their political ideology may be.

    If you are interested in helping myself and others put an end to these tragedies, please work with us in the Libertarian Party and in the LP Radical Caucus.

    Rob Stratton, Chairman

    LP Radical Caucus
    Libertarian Party activist
    Whatcom County LP Chair

     

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    Notice of 04-21-2019 LPRC Board Meeting

    The next meeting of the LPRC is scheduled for Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 8:00PM ET. Meeting will be conducted through the Zoom! interface. Members of the LPRC are encouraged to attend - log in information viewed below. Non-members will be disconnected from the meeting unless there is unanimous consent of all members present to allow attendance and observation by any non-member.

    'Members' are those signed up through our website:

    http://www.lpradicalcaucus.org/join

    A copy of the preliminary agenda is here.  Previous meeting minutes can be found here.

    LPRC Board Meeting 
    Sun, April 21, 2018 at 8pm ET

    Log in at https://zoom.us/j/261719416
    Call in at 1-646-876-9923, meeting ID 261719416.

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