Tuesday, July 17, 2018

IPR: LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark at FreedomFest



Independent Political Report

FreedomFest is “an annual festival where free minds meet to celebrate “great books, great ideas, and great thinkers” in an open-minded society. It is independent, non-partisan, and not affiliated with any organization or think tank with over 200 different speakers, over 125 general sessions, debates, panels, lectures and other presentations.”
 
Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark appeared on the panel, “The Libertarian Outlook Here and Abroad,” Wednesday 11 July 2018 with Li Schooland and Thomas D. Walls.

Audio of the full presentation including comments by the other presenters and questions from members of the audience can be purchased HERE.

The following is a transcript of seclected portions of Mr. Sarwark’s remarks.

SARWARK:  I am Nicholas Sarwark; I am chairman of the Libertarian National Committee.  I am entering my third term in that position after having been reelected in New Orleans last week. I am the head of one of only three national political parties in this country, and the only one that’s growing, but also in the context of this panel has the distinction, to my knowledge, of being the first explicitly libertarian party in the world. When the Libertarian Party (of the United States) was founded in 1971 in Colorado, it was the first to say that individual liberty is the highest value, and that is to what we set our political ends. From that humble beginning, we have grown to a point where we own our own national office, just like the other two national parties that . . . are not as good.  We have candidates on the ballot in all 50 states, or we are on track for all 50 states this election cycle. We have contested every presidential election since 1972. We are growing in numbers, dollars, candidates, members – people switching from their terrible old political parties to one that is more comfortable.  Basically, everything is coming up Libertarian Party, right now...

To read interview in full, click here.

 

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