Author: <span class="vcard">SBCLP</span>

­On Tuesday, May 15th, the Victor Valley Libertarian Alliance held its inaugural Brushfire of Freedom Award dinner for best essay on a liberty based theme. In addition to the dinner, the award recipient received a medallion created especially for this event and a cashier’s check for $1000. The VVLA plans to make this an annual event to promote and encourage scholarship among high school students in the High Desert region of Southern California.

This year’s contest winner is Enrique Arcilla of Granite Hills High School for his essay, “Overreach, the Constitution, and Theft of Legislative Power: Tyranny Sprouts Anew“. The essay question was, “Has the U.S. Constitution been successful in restraining federal government overreach?”. Enrique’s essay was judged to be the best of 26 excellent submissions.

Enrique Arcilla is no stranger to essay competitions. Two years ago, at the age of 15 he won a contest sponsored by the Mojave Water Agency and has participated in several others since. He says that competing in essay contests has caused him to delve into topics and gain a greater understanding of the issues surrounding them. He plans to continue this inquisitive approach as he embarks upon studies in international development and economics at the University of East Anglia in Norwich England next year. His winning essay is posted on the Victor Valley Libertarian Alliance Facebook page.

The Victor Valley Libertarian Alliance is an activist group that seeks to better the lives of people with a combination of political education and positive community action. It has taken as its mission the advancement of personal liberty through voluntary individual action as well as political means. In addition to the annual essay contest, they will be hosting desert cleanup activities where volunteers get together to pick up trash left in our desert community.

Because it seeks to increase and broaden the scope of its activities – as well as expand its scholarship to more students, the Victor Valley Libertarian Alliance is exploring the idea of shared corporate sponsorship for future events and drives. Please contact them at: or if you would like to support these endeavors in your community.

The VVLA encourages you to become a part of positive change. They meet the third Tuesday of every month for dinner and business. The meeting location and meeting topics are posted on their Facebook group. Anyone wanting to participate in a group seeking to advance individual liberty in a civil society or who simply wants to learn more about the libertarian movement is welcome to attend.


The Victor Valley Libertarian Alliance (VVLA) is please to announce the Annual Brushfire of Freedom $1,000 Essay contest for High Desert High School Students. This essay contest is open to all high school students, whether you attend public, charter, private school or are home schooled.


San Bernardino County Libertarian’s annual convention and officer elections held on Saturday, January 13th was well attended and we had some great speakers: Jeff Hewitt running for Riverside County 5th District Supervisor, Ben Gibbins for 52nd Assembly District, Derrick Reid for US Senate, Tim Ferreira for Lt. Governor and Nickolas Wildstar for Governor.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank San Bernardino County Libertarian’s 2017 leadership for their hard work and service: Chair Boomer Shannon, Vice Chair Tony Tyler, Secretary EJ Badillo, Treasurer Jason Wu and At-Large Rep Jordan Lovato.

Congratulations to our new 2018 leadership: Chair, Tony Tyler, Vice Chair Brian Ryman, Secretary Ben Gibbins, Treasurer David Holman and At-Large Rep Dr. Matthew Pautz.

– Tony Tyler


The Libertarian Party of San Bernardino County meets the second Saturday of each month for an evening of food, speakers and party business.

6:00pm No-host dining and social hour.
7:00pm Liberty Speakers
7:30pm Business Meeting

Our meetings take place at The Palace at 1276 W 7th St, Upland, CA 91786


The Libertarian Party of California will be hosting its 2016 Annual Convention of Delegates April 1st – 3rd at the Los Angeles LAX Hilton Hotel

To find more information or to register to attend or participate as a delegate, please visit: