New Jersey Libertarian Party

The Party of Principle

Events

Upcoming Events

28 Mar

Northern NJLP (NNJLP) Monthly Meetup Mar 28, 2017 - 07:00 PM - Mar 28, 2017 - 10:00 PM Eppes Essen

06 Apr

South Jersey Meeting Apr 06, 2017 - 07:00 PM - Apr 06, 2017 - 10:00 PM Brooklawn Diner

09 Apr

NJLP Board Meeting Apr 09, 2017 - 04:30 PM - Apr 09, 2017 - 07:30 PM Golden Star Diner

Dimitri Vassilaros

Spreading Libertarianism by Closing Our Mouths and Opening Our Ears: How to talk to non-libertarians without turning them off

Dimitri Vassilaros is “The Lovable Libertarian™” and proud Life Member of the national Libertarian Party.

Dimitri does not vote for the lesser of two evils, does not believe in unfair ballot access rules, and does not like the two-party duopoly that has a stranglehold on our political system. In other words, Dimitri is pro-choice about almost everything.

He admires the work of Dr. Ron Paul, Ayn Rand, Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Julie Borowski, as well as the unapologetic, enlightened self-interest of Eric Cartman on “South Park.”

Dimitri has been a radio talk-show host for much of his adult life, and one of the rare libertarians in broadcasting. He's worked at many prestigious talk-radio stations in America, including WFLA in Tampa, WWWE (now WTAM) in Cleveland, KSDO in San Diego, WTAE in Pittsburgh, WWVA in Wheeling, West Virginia, WPTI in Greensboro, North Carolina, and starting in 2006, NewsRadio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh. Dimitri also has been a substitute host on nationally syndicated programs hosted by Jim Bohannon, Bill Cunningham, Michael Smerconish, and Jim Quinn, respectively. And he has been a TV commentator, and TV guest expert on current events.

Dimitri also had been a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist, and for years, had written editorials for his beloved Trib. Dimitri also is embedded in social media; having thousands of followers on Twitter (1Dimitri), thousands of Facebook friends, and maybe one or two on Google+ (he thinks).

Dimitri tries to be entertaining and likable, on air and off, in print and in person, especially when discussing libertarian ideals as they might apply to any interesting story in the news. His belief is that most people don't know that they are libertarians. He hopes to help them discover this liberating philosophy for themselves.

Dimitri, born and reared in Pittsburgh, lives in the Greater Pittsburgh Tri-State area. He is married and has one child. And Dimitri is on the verge of announcing the details of his libertarian-inspired, Project X.

Mary Ruwart

Dr. Mary J. Ruwart is a research scientist, ethicist, and a libertarian author/activist. She received her B.S. in biochemistry in 1970 and her Ph.D. in Biophysics in 1974 (both from Michigan State University). She subsequently joined the Department of Surgery at St. Louis University and left her Assistant Professorship there to accept a position with The Upjohn Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1976. As a senior research scientist, Dr. Ruwart was involved in developing new therapies for a variety of diseases, including liver cirrhosis and AIDS.

Dr. Ruwart left Upjohn in 1995 to devote her time to consulting and writing. Her communications course for scientists, covering written, oral, and poster presentations has received high praise from attendees. She also provides consulting services for nutraceutical companies, clinical research organizations, and universities.

Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Ruwart was an adjunct Associate Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.  During that time, she served with the Center for Applied and Professional Ethics, designing a medical research ethics course for the University. Her radical application of ethics to medical regulation, especially regulations regarding pharmaceuticals, has life-and-death-implications.

Since 1982, Dr. Ruwart has also been involved in societal ethics with a focus on the political theory and practice of libertarianism. Her award-winning international best-selling book, Healing Our World, demonstrates how the ethical application of libertarian principles has historically created harmony and abundance. Referencing hundreds of studies, Dr. Ruwart demonstrates that many of our current policies surreptitiously violate the basic ethical standards that we hold dear, thereby leading to unintended—and highly undesirable—consequences. Over the last three decades, Dr. Ruwart has often run for public office as a Libertarian Candidate, primarily to educate voters on the impact of ethical choices on their personal and financial well-being.

Dr. Ruwart’s sister, Martie, provided extensive editorial critique to the first (1992) edition of Healing Our World. In 1993, Martie was diagnosed with terminal cancer and became one of Dr. Kevorkian’s patients. In memory of her sister, Dr. Ruwart shares her story with those interested in the ethical issues surrounding assisted suicide in both public (Larry King Radio; The Morton Downey, Jr. Show; Rolanda, etc.) and private forums (e.g., churches, schools, hospice).

Her Internet column, Ask Dr. Ruwart, is a popular feature of the Advocates for Self-Government “Liberator OnLine” e-zine. Her book, Short Answers to the Tough Question, is based on these and other questions she has received over the years.

Dr. Ruwart has worked extensively with the poor through her decade-long efforts to rehabilitate low-income housing in the Kalamazoo area. She was also an active member of the Kalamazoo Rainforest Action Committee and has been profiled in American Men and Women of Science, Who’s Who in Science and Technology, World Who’s Who of Women, International Leaders of Achievement, Who’s Who of American Women, Community Leaders of North America and several other prestigious biographical works.

Currently, Dr. Ruwart serves as Chair of the International Society for Individual Liberty and Secretary of the Foundation for a Free Society. She has been an At-Large member of the Libertarian National Committee, served on the Board of both the Heartland Institute (Michigan Chapter) and the Fully Informed Jury Amendment Association.

Murray Sabrin

The Coming Collapse of the Welfare-Warfare State

Dr. Murray Sabrin is Professor of Finance in the Anisfield School of Business at Ramapo College of New Jersey. He has been a member of the faculty since 1985. He has a Ph.D. in economic geography from Rutgers University, an M.A. in social studies education from Lehman College and a B.A. in history, geography and social studies education from Hunter College.   Sabrin has worked in commercial real estate sales and marketing, personal portfolio management, and economic research. Sabrin is co-founder and president of Conger LH, the world's first Lubrihibitor, a temporary, corrosion protective oil (lubricant).  Conger LH is safe to use and does not harm the environment. Sabrin's share of the profits will be used to support nonprofit organizations that promote the freedom philosophy, healthcare, and financial literacy. 

Sabrin’s articles have appeared in The Record (Hackensack, NJ), The Star Ledger, Trenton Times, the Asbury Park Press, and NJBIZ. His essays have also appeared in Commerce Magazine, Mid-Atlantic Journal of Business, and Privatization Review, and www.lewrockwell.com. He is the author of Tax Free 2000: The Rebirth of American Liberty. Sabrin is a contributing columnist for www.politickernj.com. Sabrin is currently writing Ask Me About My Ponzi Scheme: Deceit and Deception from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama.

Sabrin was the Libertarian Party nominee for governor in 1997 and was the first third party candidate to participate in the official debates with the two major candidates. In 2000 and 2008 he sought the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. In 2007 Dr. Sabrin and his wife, Florence made a $250,000 gift to Ramapo College to establish the Sabrin Center for Business Excellence in the Anisfield School of Business.

Dr. Sabrin arrived in America with his parents and older brother on August 6, 1949. His parents were the only members of their respective families to survive the Holocaust. He became a U.S. citizen in 1959 at age 12, and was graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1964.

Most recently, Dr. Sabrin wrote and produced the documentary, The Federal Reserve: 100 Years of Boom and Bust.

Silver Circle Movie Screening

In the year 2019 the worst economic collapse in history has rocked the United States and many questions have been left unanswered. Federal Reserve Investigator, Jay Nelson (De’Lon Grant), is assigned to a suspected arson case where a group of homes, owned by the Federal Reserve Bank, have been burned to the ground. His investigation soon leads him to a thriving, underground Rebel movement that is poised to destroy the Federal Reserve. Jay realizes there is much more to this arson case than meets the eye, and after being baited by the beautiful and vigilant Rebel leader, Zoe Taylor (Philana Mia), Jay begins to question his allegiance to the Fed. With an ageless, yet well-timed message against corruption, Silver Circle is a story that may feel a little too close for comfort.

We will be screening this movie at dusk during our picnic on July 13th. The picnic is a joint effort of the Campaign for Liberty and the New Jersey Libertarian Party. We start our meetings around noon with a picnic afterwards. There is a hot tub and plenty of room for camping out. See our meetup page for more details.

Wildwood Fashion Police Strike - Lets Strike Back

Wildwood DemonstrationNew fashion statements are often not accepted by the majority - including me. We have all seen the kid walking down the street with his pants down below his butt and his underwear showing. When the fashion started I would often remark to kids - "Your pants are falling down!" For some reason I was always ignored. Such differences in fashion sense are often accompanied by differences in generations, ethnicities, and musical tastes.

Last night, the Wildwood Board of Commissioners have decided to ban the wearing of baggy pants on the boardwalk. These three old white guys have made the first offense a fine of up to $100. A second offense carries a fine of $200. Community service can also be forced upon these dangerous criminals.

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More Convention News

We have one additional speaker joining the already exciting lineup at our State Convention on March 12th. Chris Goldstein of the NJ Coalition for Medical Marijuana will now be speaking. In addition we have three vendors who are planning on being there:

  • Julian Heicklen will be selling his book The Non Trials.
  • DelValley Silver will have a table. I first met representatives from DelValley at the National LP convention in Atltanta. Based in Pennsylvania, DelValley Silver sells silver rounds that are an alternative to the rapidly declining U.S. dollar.
  • F. Paul Wilson will have books for sale. Mr. Wilson is also speaking.

Additional information, including convention registration information is available here.

NJLP Picnic and General Meeting

Come devour Big Government!!

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Hosted by NJLP Congressional Candidate Russ Conger

15 Conifer Court, Little Egg Harbor, NJ

Saturday, July 17th Noon (business meeting is at 1:00 PM)

Meet our Candidates!! Enjoy great food!!

Donation of at least $5 requested

Bring side dishes

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A Jersey Tea Party

Originally published in 1896 by Frank R. Stockton (1834 - 1902). This was in reference to an event that occurred on December 22nd, 1774 in Greenwich Township, Cumberland County NJ.

At the time when the American colonists began to be restless under the rule of Great Britain, the people of New Jersey showed as strong a desire for independence as those of any other Colony, and they were by no means backward in submitting to any privations which might be necessary in order to assert their principles. As has been said before, the people were prosperous, and accustomed to good living, and it was not likely that there was any part of America in which a cup of well-flavored tea was better appreciated than in New Jersey.

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Warped Tour Liberty Booth

The New Jersey Libertarian Party will be exposing thousands of youth to the party and to the fight for liberty at the upcoming Warped Tour concerts in Camden (July 17th) and Oceanport (July 19th). Over 60 bands are scheduled to perform on each night. The lineup includes the punk band Anti-Flag who has several great libertarian songs including "Free Nation?," "This Machine Kills Fascists," "Welcome to 1984," "We Want to Be Free," and "You’ve Got To Die For The Government". Other scheduled bands that have freedom messages in their music include NOFX, Flogging Molly, and Bad Religion.

"Call it libertarian, cause we do as we please. Don't need fear, or force or farce to know morality, cuz morals aren't substance you can shove in someone's ear"

NOFX, The Plan,  included in 2001 LP News article "Top 25 Freedom Songs"

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Long Hill Township Library - Cancelled

We have cancelled today's Town Hall Meeting with Jason Scheurer at the Long Hill Township Public Library.  We also thank Jason for appearing Saturday at the Morris County Public Library and spending a great deal of time at the Millington Town Fair in Morris County, which went very well.

The Morris County Libertarian Party will continue planning and holding events in Morris County, and we will announce those events at this website.

I would also like to thank Prof. Howard Kupferman for doing most of the work in organizing these events, and Lou Jasikoff for coordinating between the Morris County Libertarians and the Scheurer campaign.

Morris County Libertarian Events

We are holding several events in Morris County.  They are:

  • October 11:  Town Hall Meeting with Jason Scheurer, candidate for Senate, at the Morris County Public Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • October 12:  Millington Town Fair, Libertarian Booth with Jason Scheurer.  The Fair is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  We will confirm when Jason will be there.

  • October 13:  Town Hall Meeting with Jason Scheurer, candidate for Senate, at the Long Hill Township Public Library, beginning at 7 p.m.

If you have any questions about these events, or wish to be involved, please call me (908-453-2147 or 201-892-4316) or email me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).