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  • “Yost” Roast  – Comedy Roast Fundraiser to End Qualified Immunity
    You’re Invited to the  “Yost” Roast  Comedy Roast Fundraiser to End Qualified Immunity Sunday, March 3rd, 8pm The Attic Comedy Club 892 Oak St, Columbus$30 At The Door(Doors Open At 7pm) Presented byThe Ohio Coalition to End Qualified Immunity – oceqi.org
  • Ohio Corruption in One Photo
    PHOTO: Hamilton County prosecutor Paula Adams makes oral arguments to the Ohio Supreme Court, including recent co-counsel Justice Joseph Deter. In the above photo former county prosecutor Joe Deter, now Ohio Supreme Court Justice, listens to his former co-counsel, Paula Adams, make arguments in a case they had tried together 2 years earlier in Hamilton County.This is a blatant violation of the Ohio Code of Judicial Conduct.This is corruption.This is a rigged system.The judge was the prosecutor, knows intimately the details of the prosecution and is entirely biased. No matter how Deter might rule his presence alone demands a mistrial.Deter … Continue reading Ohio Corruption in One Photo
  • “Here Am I; Send Me!”
    Election season is on us again and we have a problem: unopposed seats. By last count, at least 12 seats were running unopposed. Those being: Clerk of the Court of Common PleasFranklin County CoronerFranklin County RecorderFranklin County SheriffFranklin County TreasurerState Representative Ohio House District 01State Representative Ohio House District 02State Representative Ohio House District 03State Representative Ohio House District 05State Representative Ohio House District 07State Representative Ohio House District 08State Representative Ohio House District 09 This in intolerable.  This is not democracy.  Surely, we can do better. During last year’s election, I was appalled at the number of unopposed seats … Continue reading “Here Am I; Send Me!”
  • Candidate Quick Start Training
    Franklin County needs energetic people to run for office! Libertarian elected officials get to make policy that reduces the scope of government and increases personal liberty. Join Franklin County Libertarians for a “Candidate Quick Start Training”.We have scheduled 2 candidate training sessions at the Whitehall branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library.4445 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43213 Both sessions will cover the same “Candidate Quick Start Training”. Candidate Training – FCLPOFranklin County LibertariansTuesday, February 06, 2024: 6:00PM – 8:30PMWhitehall – Meeting Room 1 Candidate Training – FCLPOFranklin County LibertariansThursday, February 15, 2024: 6:30PM – 8:30PMWhitehall – Meeting Room 2 Candidate … Continue reading Candidate Quick Start Training
  • January 22nd! FCLP Social and meet Mike ter Maat for President!
    Join Franklin County Libertarians for pints and policy at Villa Nova Ristorante and meet Mike ter Maat, Libertarian Candidate for US President. Villa Nova Ristorante5545 N High St, Columbus, OH 43214, United StatesMon Jan 22nd, 7pm Learn more: https://miketermaat.com/
  • How much can you campaign and win? Even just filing and having a simple website can win an election!
    The county party is in a position to support candidates county wide to collect signatures for ballot access, fundraise, coordinate community events and run campaigns. Even just a “basic” campaign that involves filing paperwork, simple website, answering surveys and directing volunteers to help other more engaged candidates would be worthwhile and provide those communities with choice on the ballot.  We already have several candidates across Franklin County that are gearing up “all out” campaigns and we know the more people running with the same message the more attention we can get everyone. The following elected roles will be UNOPPOSED going … Continue reading How much can you campaign and win? Even just filing and having a simple website can win an election!
  • Run for State and County Office!
    The following elected roles will be UNOPPOSED going into the March Primary AND the November General Election! (without an independent opponent they have already won that election) Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas  Franklin County Coroner  Franklin County Recorder  Franklin County Sheriff  Franklin County Treasurer  State Representative Ohio House District 02  State Representative Ohio House District 07  State Representative Ohio House District 08 State Representative Ohio House District 09 The filing date for Independent candidates in March 18, 2024. Franklin County Libertarians will support candidates in collecting signatures and raising money. Get started today! Franklin County needs energetic people … Continue reading Run for State and County Office!
  • Thinking about running for public office?
    Franklin County Libertarians wishing to run in “partisan” races will need to file as Independent.The county party pledges assistance and resources to qualify. Partisan candidates with ballot access (not Libertarians, booo) are required to file by Wed, Dec 20th.Independent candidates have until Mon, Mar 18th, 2024. The petition signature requirements for party candidates are different for each race, but substantially lower than the requirements for independent candidates. Example: State Representative for District 6Partisan candidate signatures required: 50 (max 150)Independent candidate signatures required:273 (max 819) Now, you might be wondering “Just how hard is it to collect 50 signatures?” Short answer: … Continue reading Thinking about running for public office?
  • TONIGHT! December Social and Killer Raccoons 2!
    Join Franklin County Libertarians for pints and policy at Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse, then catch the annual screening of Killer Raccoons 2! Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse3055 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 432026:30pm
  • Choosing Our Lords And Masters
    “Many forms of government have been tried and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, is has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.”   Winston Churchill Democracy has been called many things: “The rule of the ignorant” “The tyranny of the majority”“Two wolves and a lamb voting on what’s for supper” While it is all that, unless something drastic happens, it’s the system we have to work with, and I’m not sure I’d have it … Continue reading Choosing Our Lords And Masters
  • Taxation Is A Curse On Civilization
    No matter the number of residents who collude in public ceremony, there is no distinction between taking by tax and taking by theft. What difference is there between stealing from your paycheck and commanding physical labor?Just because you sit comfortably in an office or stand in a shop those hours stolen from your wages are time you cannot get back, or bargain for again. If a local city commanded its residents to work for free in efforts of maintenance, such as road or park upkeep, the fury and protest would be resounding. If the city demanded that residents came to … Continue reading Taxation Is A Curse On Civilization
  • Meet Libertarian POTUS candidate Chase Oliver Mon Oct 9th at 6pm
    The Hilliard Room, Oties Tavern5344 Center St, Hilliard Ohio Get Directions | Learn more about Chase  From VoteChaseOliver.com AboutChase Oliver is a 37-year-old Libertarian activist living in Atlanta. Dubbed “…the most influential Libertarian in America…” by Rolling Stone, Oliver is a champion of the rights of the individual against the growing power of the state. He began his political activism opposing the War in Iraq under George Bush, aligning with the Libertarian Party after an encounter at the Atlanta Pride Festival in 2010. In 2020 he ran for Congress in Georgia’s 5th district to complete the term of the late civil rights … Continue reading Meet Libertarian POTUS candidate Chase Oliver Mon Oct 9th at 6pm
  • Liberty Is Everything Sign
    Get your sign and show your neighbors what we believe! Find more Libertarian Swag at https://libertarianswag.my-online.store/
  • Summary Results Report – Franklin County Board of Elections
    2023 August Special August 8, 2023 Registered Voters – Total -> 874,980 Ballots Cast – Total -> 334,864 Voter Turnout – Total -> 38.27% Source: https://vote.franklincountyohio.gov/BOEL-website/media/Election-Info/2023/(2)%20Special%20Election%20-%20August%208,%202023/(3)%20Election%20Results/Franklin-s-Official-Canvass-Group-Detail-Report.pdf
  • Franklin County Candidates Running Unopposed for the 2023 General Election
    Lori M. Tyack – CLERK OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTY MUNICIPAL COURT Ben Kessler – CITY OF BEXLEY MAYOR BEXLEY Greta Kearns – CITY OF GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS MAYOR GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS Lance M. Westcamp – CITY OF GROVEPORT MAYOR GROVEPORT Sloan Spalding – CITY OF NEW ALBANY MAYOR NEW ALBANY Chris Shook – CITY OF REYNOLDSBURG ATTORNEY REYNOLDSBURG Joe Begeny – CITY OF REYNOLDSBURG MAYOR REYNOLDSBURG Brad Nicodemus – CITY OF WHITEHALL ATTORNEY WHITEHALL Michael T. Bivens – CITY OF WHITEHALL MAYOR WHITEHALL Shaquille Alexander – CITY OF WHITEHALL TREASURER WHITEHALL John Mathys – VILLAGE OF BRICE MAYOR BRICE Brannon Dawson – … Continue reading Franklin County Candidates Running Unopposed for the 2023 General Election
  • Franklin County Libertarian Executive Committee Endorses House Bill 73, Enact Dave and Angie Patient and Health Provider Protection Act
    Proposed law will ensure medical freedom and discourage interference in the doctor-patient relationship. *** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE *** Columbus, OH: The Franklin County Libertarian Party, a county affiliate of the Libertarian Party of Ohio, announced that the Executive Committee has endorsed House Bill 73, “Enact Dave and Angie Patient and Health Provider Protection Act” sponsored by Representative Jennifer Gross and Representative Mike Loychik. While it is concerning that such a law would even be needed, the clear interference from federal and state authorities, illegal pressure placed on pharmacists and social stigma invented around safe and effective medicines has found such … Continue reading Franklin County Libertarian Executive Committee Endorses House Bill 73, Enact Dave and Angie Patient and Health Provider Protection Act
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF OHIO ENDORSES GAHANNA FOUNDATION’S ‘DEMOCRACY CHALLENGE 2023’ PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
    MEDIA RELEASE The Franklin County chapter of the Libertarian Party of Ohio adopted a resolution of support for The Gahanna Foundation’s “Democracy Challenge 2023” public awareness campaign designed to boost registered voters and election participation in 15 cities in Franklin County. Adopted unanimously on July 31, 2023 by the Franklin County Libertarian Party of Ohio, the resolution states: “WHEREAS the right to vote is fundamental to our American Republic, and; WHEREAS voter participation is essential for the fair and representative functioning of American government at all levels; BE IT RESOLVED that the Franklin County Libertarian Party of Ohio recognizes the … Continue reading FRANKLIN COUNTY LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF OHIO ENDORSES GAHANNA FOUNDATION’S ‘DEMOCRACY CHALLENGE 2023’ PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
  • Issue 1 fails overwhelmingly.
    Franklin County votes no. Franklin County Board of Elections unofficial results. Ohio Issue 1 results by county: Here’s how the state voted
  • Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has clearly made campaigning in favor of Issue 1 a central plank in his platform for his US Senate race.
    FTA/ In addition to pro-Issue 1 campaign events, LaRose challenged his opponents in the Republican race for U.S. Senate next year to donate to the campaign. LaRose called for Sen. Matt Dolan (R-Chagrin Falls) and Northeast Ohio car dealer Bernie Moreno to pony up $1 million each to the fight for Issue 1. Moreno’s campaign said he’s already given six figures to the campaign and offered to match LaRose’s donations dollar-for-dollar. LaRose’s campaign responded by saying he is not as wealthy as his opponents and has put “sweat equity” into the campaign by appearing at more than 60 pro-Issue 1 … Continue reading Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose has clearly made campaigning in favor of Issue 1 a central plank in his platform for his US Senate race.
  • Libertarian Party of Ohio Files Complaint Against Secretary of State Frank LaRose for Violating The Hatch Act
    Since 2013, Ohio Libertarians Have Known All Too Well That “Two Faced Frank” Will Do Whatever It Takes to Get Ahead – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – COLUMBUS, OHIO –– August 1, 2023 –– As the unprecedented, unnecessary and expensive special election approaches on August 8, the Libertarian Party of Ohio (LPO) still stands with over 200 other organizations against Issue 1. But now the LPO is taking things further by filing a complaint against one of Issue 1’s biggest proponents, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. On Monday, the LPO filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, saying … Continue reading Libertarian Party of Ohio Files Complaint Against Secretary of State Frank LaRose for Violating The Hatch Act
  • Train Wreck – Conclusion
    In this third installment, I intend to come to a close with commentary on the East Palestine train derailment and put it in context with some of the larger issues American society is dealing with today.  It is not without a sense of irony that I chose the title for this three-part series.  Train Wreck is an apt description for many different industries and institutions in our country.   By way of review of the East Palestine incident, let me first state what I think can reasonably be considered as facts.  First of all, there seems to be no dispute that … Continue reading Train Wreck – Conclusion
  • Franklin County Libertarian Party of Ohio encourages all Ohio voters to vote “No” on Issue 1.
    Issue 1 is a bad amendment that would make bad law.If the Ohio Assembly was actually concerned about “protecting” the Ohio Constitution from “out-of-state” interests they would increase the threshold for their own favored amendments, not just citizen initiatives.Demand more than “good intentions”, demand good outcomes. Learn more: Ohio Issue 1, 60% Vote Requirement to Approve Constitutional Amendments Measure (2023) https://ballotpedia.org/Ohio_Issue_1,_60%25_Vote_Requirement_to_Approve_Constitutional_Amendments_Measure_(2023) Correction: The proposed amendment will require that any proposed amendment to the Constitution of the State of Ohio receive the approval of at least 60 percent of eligible voters voting on the proposed amendment. (Emphasis ours.) https://www.ohiosos.gov/globalassets/ballotboard/2023/certified-ballot-language-for-issue-1.pdf
  • SPILL DeWINE!
    Thanks to everyone who supported Homebound Entrepreneurs Against DeWines in yesterday’s Doo Dah Parade!! As long as Mike DeWine is in office we’ll always be down to #SpillDeWine 🍷 🐷 🇺🇸
  • “Biden Administration Rule Would Ban Nearly All Portable Gas-Powered Generators”
    FTA/ The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has proposed a policy (pdf) that would remove nearly all existing portable gas generators from the market. The new rule restricts the amount of carbon monoxide that generators can emit by forcing these generators to switch off when they reach a certain level of emissions. / Source: https://www.theepochtimes.com/us/biden-administration-rule-would-ban-nearly-all-portable-gas-powered-generators-5411420
  • Libertarian Party of Ohio Joins Over 200 Groups in Multi-Partisan Alliance Against HJR1/SJR2
    Franklin County Libertarians join the Libertarian Party of Ohio in opposing this effort to increase the burden on all Ohioans to affect change through public legislation. – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – COLUMBUS, OHIO –– May 2, 2023 –– The Libertarian Party of Ohio (LPO) announced today that it will be joining over 200 other organizations in the multi-partisan alliance against HJR1 and SJR2, the resolutions being advanced by Republicans in the Statehouse that could potentially usurp Ohioans’ right to amend the state constitution via a simple majority vote at the ballot box. In 2013, when the LPO was gaining electoral traction with conservatives, independents … Continue reading Libertarian Party of Ohio Joins Over 200 Groups in Multi-Partisan Alliance Against HJR1/SJR2