Meet the Libertarians: Candidate Profiles

Meet the Libertarians: Candidate Profiles

It’s time to meet your SLP candidates for the 2022 Council Elections

 

 

1. Tell us about yourself, what’s your background?

 

My name is Jonathan Rainey, I’m 28 years old and I’m a volunteer litter picker & food bank helper from Dumbarton.

 

2. When and why did you become a Libertarian?

 

My awakening to become a libertarian gradually accelerated in 2014 when I voted Yes in the Independence Referendum, seeing the wars in the Middle East with western governmental interventionism become more intense in 2015 and then especially when I …

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What can you do when you can’t change the entire world?

What can you do when you can’t change the entire world?

Maybe you see that the world is going in the wrong direction – or maybe it’s going straight to hell. So what are you going to do?

It goes without saying that you should join up with the Scottish Libertarian Party! And of course you should be an activist and all the good stuff. But when it comes to the activism bit, it can be hard. Maybe you don’t have that much time, maybe you don’t feel like you have the skills, maybe you don’t have …

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North East Libertarians Meeting

North East Libertarians Meeting

Calling all Libertarians in the North East of Scotland! 

NOTE: The time has changed to 4pm. My apologies, I was working off pre-covid opening hours!

There will be a meet-up open to all libertarian-minded people in Aberdeen on Sun 26th September at 4pm. We will be meeting at 143 Crown Street, Jewel in the Crown for a drink and/or a bite to eat! Members should arrive between 3.30pm and 4pm.

It will be a great opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and discuss the topics of the day and …

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Human Irrationality is an Argument For – Not Against – Free Markets

Human Irrationality is an Argument For – Not Against – Free Markets

If everyone was irrational all of the time we would be in big trouble. You’d never know when someone was suddenly going to swerve off the road for no apparent reason and drive into a building, or start babbling to you in tongues over the phone when all you wanted to do was order a pizza.[1]

That being said – people are irrational enough of the time, that behavioral economists are never done telling us that they are not suitable for a market economy …

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Monumental May 6th Candidate Announcement

Monumental May 6th Candidate Announcement

The Scottish Libertarian Party have once again reached another unprecedented  landmark. On May 6th 2021 for the first time in Scottish history every member of the electorate will have the opportunity to vote for a Libertarian candidate, whether in a constituency, region or both. 

Party leadership together with our activists and candidates have worked hard to make this happen and I extend my congratulations and thanks to all. In of itself this is monumental, but we have an opportunity to do more.

With your help we can …

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A Price Worth Paying?

A Price Worth Paying?

What is the value of freedom? Throughout history it has been an ideal that wars have been fought over. A concept so important that our ancestors were willing to suffer and lay down their lives to protect it. They did this because they understood deep in their gut, that a life under the heel of a boot is not a life worth living. 

But to my dismay, it has become increasingly obvious over the past year that the general public does not share this principle. Out …

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Annual General Meeting 2020

The year 2020 is so hopeless that we have decided to hold the 2020 AGM all the way in 2021.

The postponed AGM is set to go ahead online by Zoom this coming Sunday at 10:00 hrs GMT. The connection details will be sent to all current members via email.

 

Details about the agenda and more can be found here: https://scottishlibertarians.com/agm-10-01-21/

 

The meeting is open to all but we would ask that due to the extraordinary nature of the meeting being online and that this is the first …

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Hope for Aberdeen

Hope for Aberdeen

Bryce Hope SLP

To my fellow freedom fighters,

Thank you for welcoming me into your organisation. I am currently running as SLP candidate for in the by-election for Nigg, Cove and Kincorth in Aberdeen and I wanted to introduce myself.

I was born in Inverness and raised in the sprawling landscapes of the Cairngorms. I moved to Aberdeen in 2010 to study my way to success. I attended Aberdeen College (now NESCol) and University of Aberdeen, finishing with a Masters in music composition. During this time I have …

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We Need To Talk About “Education” – Deschooling Society

We Need To Talk About “Education” – Deschooling Society

“School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is.”

Thus spake Ivan Illich. Austrian (we owe them so much) Philosopher, polymath, and author of the classic work Deschooling Society. A book that sits permanently by my bedside alongside Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged , The Complete Works of TS. Elliot and, The Count of Monte Cristo. But it is to Illich’s short but powerful gem that I turn to most out of the four.

When it comes to what we define as education I have …

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Orwell’s Newspeak : The New Normal

Orwell’s Newspeak : The New Normal

The term “Orwellian” is a word thrown around like confetti these days. Often in hyperbolic terms but in most instances I think it’s justified.

For those of you who never read George Orwell’s 1984 (studies show about 90% of people who say they have, haven’t. ….. OK I pulled that figure out of my backside but it’s pretty close.) I strongly advise you should do so now, before it’s too late. I’m sure someone somewhere will indulge in a bit of offence archaeology and uncover some …

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