With the partisan divide growing a further wedge between the two mainstream political parties, thousands of New Yorkers are being left behind. Independent-minded voters are finding themselves stuck between several false dichotomies. Far too many people are being presented with the narrative that they MUST choose red or blue and ritualistically vote alongside their “team”. Where does this leave those who care about policy over party? Even the candidates coming out of the Democrat and Republican parties are seemingly veering more left-wing or more right-wing than usual.

A line in the sand is being drawn — between social justice and…

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Lowering the voting age has become a movement growing in popularity in recent years, mostly within progressive circles. A large number of Democrats in office support lowering the voting age to 16. This opens up a wider conversation on the topic of youth rights. What many are unaware of, is that youth rights is a rather traditionally libertarian set of positions, long forgotten.

Libertarians are known as being an enemy of taxes, and being in favor of freedom, even when its unpopular. If you can work and pay taxes as a minor, but not vote, you are essentially experiencing taxation…

The “Libertarian” Debate

When the average person hears the word “libertarian”, it usually invokes a rather negative reaction, regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum. This is for varying reasons, everything ranging from mere third party skepticism to ties with white nationalists. With a long and twisted history, there is mass confusion around the term itself. Why is it that so many people are downright uninformed about Libertarian values? I suspect one reason for that is marketing.

Not even Libertarians can agree on marketing, or even, what views they should be marketing at all. Some, like myself, understand that libertarianism is…

To Whom This May Concern,

In light of #BottomUnity, I want to have a talk about economic systems. I don’t think people should be enemies just for having different economic views. In fact, in a free society, I do believe there is a way where EVERYONE can be happy. This utopian ideal is not without flaws of course, but we should at least STRIVE for it, in my opinion. I may or may not piss off people on both ends of the spectrum so here we go!

First, I just want to say that each economic view has different schools…

With 2020 approaching, the Libertarian presidential candidates are getting into gear to win the party’s nomination. As of December 16, 2019, there are 47 people who filed with the FEC to run for president under the Libertarian line. I’m going to make my case for why my endorsement is going to Vermin Supreme.

Like anyone else, I want The Libertarian Party to be taken seriously by the rest of the country. I want it to grow into a mainstream competitor to the two party system. However, the reality is, we are seen as a joke to outsiders. Even insiders, too…

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The most heated debate issue right now is abortion. No question about that. If you want the back and fourth view of both stances, you should read The Abortion Epidemic. This is a personal reflection of my own stance.

The democratic slogan “My Body, My Choice” is profoundly libertarian. However, we extend that principle to all instances such as drugs and prostitution. As most people know, I am strongly Pro-Choice and vehemently against abortion bans.

What does it mean to be Pro-Choice? Pro-Choice means that the decision lies within the individual. Not the government nor anyone else. Abortion is a…

  • The Civil War (1861–1865)
  • Reconstruction (1863–1877)
  • The Civil Rights Movement (1954–1968)

The United States of America — in 1861 — became a divided country, at war within itself. The South seceded from the Union, and southern states formed The Confederate States of America. Over the issue of slavery, primarily, the North and the South fought a bloody war on American soil that lasted 4 years. After the war, the 13th Amendment was passed, in which had officially ended slavery. At this point in time, society began to scramble in order to figure what to do regarding the black person’s place…

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Preamble to the United States Constitution

Upon reaching the age of maturity, you receive a new set of rights that come with adulthood, which are not previously granted to minors. If you ask someone about these rights, or which they believe is most important, many will say “The…

Note: This academic essay was written several years ago, to which I now may have somewhat different views. I also believe some things may be poorly worded, so I apologize if you find that troubling as a reader.

Since the dawn of time, animals have stood alongside humans, some posing as predators or prey to our kind, some being used as resources or tools, while others serve as our lifelong companions. For decades there has been the everlasting debate regarding the welfare of animals and whether or not we have the right to take their lives and use them as…

Brianna Coyle

Progressive Libertarian, Market Anarchist | NYC | Outreach @OutrightUSA | State Coordinator for @LPRCNY & NY LP Youth Caucus | #VerminSupreme2024

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