The Pelican State

Louisiana is a state in the southeastern United States. It is the 31st most extensive and the 25th most populous of the 50 United States. Louisiana is bordered by Arkansas to the north, Mississippi to the east, the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Texas to the west. A large part of its eastern boundary is demarcated by the Mississippi River. Louisiana is the only U.S. state with political subdivisions termed parishes, which are equivalent to counties. The state's capital is Baton Rouge and its largest city is New Orleans.

Birthplace of

Donald J. Boudreaux, in New Orleans, on 1958

Home To

Libertarian Party of Louisiana, Baton Rouge

Conferences and Conventions

Libertarian Party of Louisiana, 2006 State Convention, in West Monroe, from 26 May to 28 May 2006

Measures of Freedom

Freedom in the 50 States 2015-2016 | Louisiana | Cato Institute
2014: Overall rank: 34, fiscal policy rank: 19, regulatory policy rank: 35, personal freedom rank: 39, economic freedom rank: 31
LP State-by-State Membership Numbers, Libertarian Party News, Apr 2006
31 Dec 2005: Number of Members: 121

Articles

Clark For President: A Report on the 1980 Libertarian Presidential Campaign, by Ed Crane (Communications Director), Chris Hocker (National Coordinator), Dec 1980
Post-mortem analysis of the Clark campaign, focusing on what the authors consider were the ten most important aspects, and in terms of what was learned that could be useful to later campaigns
"The campaign was involved in legal action affecting presidential ballot status in only two states ... The Louisiana action was ... initiated ... by the state Libertarians. It involved the state's refusal to honor a provision of the election code which permitted the campaign to file $500 in lieu of 5,000 valid signatures. The Libertarian argument won in the court of original jurisdiction and the decision was upheld in two higher courts. This turned out to be a real blessing for the Clark campaign, because Louisiana was one of a tiny handful of states where the ballot drive was not run properly ..."
Drug Legalization: How to Radically Lower the Number of Murders in New Orleans, by Walter Block, 27 Jan 2007
Considers six objections to legalizing addictive drugs and discusses potential effects on the city of New Orleans
"But is it not scurrilous to be associated with such a product? New Orleans as the drug capital of the country is something that would disgrace us. I answer that it is far more debilitating to take on our present role as the murder capital of the country, on a per capita basis. Would you rather have blood running in the streets?"
Related Topics: War on Drugs, Prohibition

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Louisiana" as of 30 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.