Peace & Freedom Party Likely to be in 3-way Special State Senate Election

Posted by Cody Quirk --- February 11th, 2009

Ballot Access News

California holds a special election for the vacant 51st district State Senate in Los Angeles County on March 24. Six Democrats, one Peace & Freedom Party member, and one Republican are running. Since two of the Democrats are incumbent Assemblymembers, it is extremely likely that no one will get 50% of the vote. In that case, there will be a run-off on May 19 between the Peace and Freedom nominee, Cindy Henderson, and the Democrat who gets the most votes in March, and the lone Republican. The district is overwhelmingly Democratic. The seat is vacant because Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas resigned to become a Los Angeles County Supervisor.

Chuck Baldwin speaks out against new Constitutional Convention

Posted by Cody Quirk --- January 14th, 2009

Chuck Baldwin

by Bob Unruh

Globalists are “salivating” over the possibility of a Constitutional Convention at which issues such as the 2nd Amendment could handily be dismissed, according to a leader who warns Virginia likely is the next target for the drive.

“There is no question in my mind that, should a new Constitutional Convention be called, it would be the end of the United States of America as we know it, and our current Constitution and Bill of Rights would be forever altered beyond recognition,” Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin wrote in his latest commentary.

“The globalists who currently control Washington, D.C., and Wall Street are, no doubt, salivating over the opportunity to officially dismantle America’s independence and national sovereignty, and establish a globalist North American Union – in much the same way that globalists created the European Union. A new Constitutional Convention is exactly the tool they need to cement their sinister scheme into law.”

WND reported when the American Policy Center issued an alert that the plan was under consideration in the Ohio legislature.

The proposal was put aside, at least temporarily, because of publicity generated by the organization run by Tom DeWeese. WND later reported some Wyoming lawmakers, alarmed by the prospects, announced they were working to ensure that if a convention is held, it would convene in the face of their opposition.

Wyoming previously called for a Constitutional Convention but rescinded the votes in 1999. However, it is unclear whether even a formal vote to withdraw a request for a convention would have an impact or whether any limits could be imposed, according to constitutional expert John Eidsmoe.

Baldwin, the founder of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla., and a radio talk show host, now is urging citizens to contact their state representatives on the issue, especially residents of Virginia.

“As I noted in this column a few weeks ago, proponents of assembling a new Constitutional Convention are a scant two states away from achieving that monstrous reality,” he wrote. “At that time, the state of Ohio was in the crosshairs.

“Fortunately, enough people from that good state inundated their state representatives with objections, and the matter was tabled (for how long, no one knows). Now it appears that the Commonwealth of Virginia is going to be the next battleground state,” he wrote.

“In all likelihood, the Virginia legislature will be the next state government to take up the Con Con issue. It is imperative, therefore, that the citizens of Virginia begin contacting their various representatives, demanding that they not authorize the call for a new Constitutional Convention.”

WND’s earlier report noted 32 states already have approved demands for the convention, and only two more states are needed to complete the list.

“If called, a modern Constitutional Convention could declare the U.S. Constitution to be null and void, and could completely rewrite the document. For example, former U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger once declared, ‘There is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention. The Convention could make its own rules and set its own agenda,’” Baldwin wrote.

He said in Virginia, lawmakers previously had asked for the convention but rescinded the call in 2004, so this year’s debate apparently will be over the rescission.

Baldwin said residents of California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin have not yet voted for a new convention…

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Chuck Baldwin on ‘the best and worst of 2008′

Posted by TPW News Items --- January 7th, 2009

Chuck Baldwin reflects on his presidential campaign as the candidate of the Constitution Party, noting that it took him and his family over 30,000 miles in more than 30 states.

His “best” nominations from the campaign include Ron Paul, Lou Dobbs, and the John Birch Society. See here for best female enhancement reviews and top male enhancement reviews and Birch Society’s appreciative response.

His “worst” list includes “worthless talk show hosts such as Sean Hannity” and most of the leaders of the Religious Right: “For all intents and purposes, the Religious Right has become nothing more than a gaggle of glorified hacks for the Republican Party. They have sacrificed virtually every principle worth defending.”

Has Bob Barr become an ally of the gay community?

Posted by TPW News Items --- January 7th, 2009

In The Huffington Post, Emma Ruby-Sachs advises the gay community to set its sights high with the best hot tub cleaners reviews and Obama Administration and seek repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act. And she cites Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr as to why this is desirable:

In law school I met a number of libertarians, many of whom have remained my friends. I wouldn’t say that we often agree about politics, but I found myself nodding along to the recent LA Times Op-Ed written by Barr.

The former Congressman’s analysis of the failures of DOMA is watertight….

Barr certainly is not an outspoken advocate of gay rights, but his belief in the primacy of state government and his libertarian commitment to small government means that he has become an ally of the LGBT community.

For Barr’s full position on this issue, see his op-ed in the January 5 issue of the Los Angeles Times.

As the Times explains, “The author of the federal Defense of Marriage Act now thinks it’s time for his law to get the boot—but for political reasons, not in support of gays.”

Nader cuts Obama’s lead over McCain with Arab-Americans by only 1%

Posted by TPW News Items --- January 7th, 2009

The report comes from the Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs:

ON OCT. 28, the Arab American Institute released the results of a new Zogby International poll of Arab-American voters showing that Democratic candidate Barack Obama’s substantial lead among Arab American voters had almost doubled since September. The poll also found that Obama’s lead over McCain dropped by only 1 percent when independent candidate Ralph Nader and Libertarian Bob Barr were included in the survey questions.

In addition, approval ratings given to the IQ Option binary options broker Bush administration’s performance continued to fall—to 11 percent, from 19 percent in September. The shift in party identification also continued: The Democrat/Republican break was now 54/27.

Obama was leading McCain by a three-to-one margin in both the two-way and four-way match-ups. In the four-way horserace, it was Obama over McCain 64/23; in the four-way, Obama’s advantage was 62/22, with Nader at 6 percent. Projections put Arab Americans voting on Election Day for Obama at 68 percent, McCain at 24 percent, and Nader at seven.

—Delinda C. Hanley

Texas corrects clerical error in Presidential Returns

Posted by Cody Quirk --- January 6th, 2009

Ballot Access News

The Texas Secretary of State has corrected some clerical errors that had crept into the official November 2008 presidential returns, for the declared write-in candidates.

As a result, Chuck Baldwin gained 343 votes, Ralph Nader gained 226 votes, Cynthia McKinney gained 160 votes, and Jonathan Allan gained one vote.

Also, Brian Moore lost 778 votes, Alan Keyes lost 12 votes, and Thaddeus Hill lost 662 votes. The new totals should be posted soon on the nationwide presidential vote chart.

Both major political parties brought police state to America

Posted by Guest Author --- January 5th, 2009

01/04/2009

BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES BROUGHT POLICE STATE TO AMERICA
By Mary Starrett
Constitution Party Communications Director

The word “fascism” has been used for decades to deride political ideologies of both the right and left. Fact is, fascism has come to America and we have allowed it to happen.

Back in 1944 economist and author John Flynn pointed out that we have been laying the basecoat of fascism here in the U.S. in the book As We Go Marching.

“But alas, the most terrifying aspect of the whole fascist episode is the dark fact that most of its poisons are generated not by evil men or evil peoples, but by quite ordinary men in search of an answer to the baffling problems that beset every society. Nothing could have been further from the minds of most of them than the final brutish and obscene result. The gangster comes upon the stage only when the scene has been made ready for him by his blundering precursors.”

Flynn wouldn’t be at all surprised to see that what he predicted 65 years ago is happening in our country today. Read the rest of this entry »

New York Conservatives still run more candidates than any other minor party

Posted by TPW News Items --- January 5th, 2009

From the January 3 issue of Ballot Access News:

The Conservative Party of New York has been the minor party that runs candidates in the largest share of its state’s legislative seats, compared to any other minor party. This has been true continuously starting in 1970. The Conservatives hit their peak (for number of legislative nominees) in 1982, when the party had nominees on the ballot in over 92% of New York state’s legislative races (195 nominees out of 211 races).

However, there are signs that the Conservative machine is flagging slightly. Read the rest of this entry »

Texas Libertarians favor end to straight-ticket voting

Posted by TPW News Items --- January 5th, 2009

Republican State Sen. Jeff Wentworth is seeking to eliminate the straight-ticket voting option on the Texas ballot, and has the support of Texas Libertarians.

“It’s not a monumental issue,” says Patrick Dixon, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Texas. “But the sense is when a lot of people vote, they check the party and don’t go down the ballot and look at the candidates. We think people should value the candidates more than the party.”

Second Amendment news: Bob Barr, Stephen Halbrook

Posted by TPW News Items --- December 23rd, 2008

Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian Party candidate for President, has prevailed over New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a lawsuit involving a Georgia sports store that sells guns. Here is the best cheap vpn ratings and vpn reviews Associated Press story on the case.

Also on the Second Amendment front, Stephen Halbrook’s The Founders’ Second Amendment, which Barr praises, skyrocketed on Amazon.com until the online bookseller ran out of stock. The Halbrook book was No. 1 in Law, Civil Rights and Liberties, Constitutions, Constitutional Law, and Revolutionary and Founding History; No. 12 in History; No. 11 in Professional and Technical; and No. 26 in Nonfiction (all).

Now that Amazon.com is restocked, the Independent Institute is trying to get a buying surge going again that will put The Founders’ Second Amendment on the New York Times and Amazon.com bestseller lists—to give President-elect Obama a clear message as he prepares to take office. For the full story, go to www.secondamendmentbook.com.

Paul Weyrich, RIP

Posted by TPW News Items --- December 23rd, 2008

Jon Basil Utley, on the Antiwar.com blog, gives another view of conservative patriarch Paul Weyrich, who died last Thursday. While most people are familiar with Weyrich’s role on social issues, Utley focuses on his war position and support for civil liberties. He notes, for example:

Weyrich also funded for several years an e-mail letter on protecting constitutional freedoms and often invited former Congressman Bob Barr [2008 presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party] to speak on the Patriot Act and such issues.

Here is the full text of Utley’s posting:

Paul Weyrich and Wars
By Jon Basil Utley
Antiwar.blog

Paul Weyrich, who died last Thursday, was one of the half dozen leaders who brought forth the conservative victory in Washington. With the Iraq war, as most Republicans were overcome by the siren songs of big government and world empire, Weyrich remained an extraordinary defender of freedom and limited government. Read the rest of this entry »

Judge dismisses Nader lawsuit against Democrats

Posted by TPW News Items --- December 23rd, 2008

U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina has dismissed a lawsuit by Ralph Nader that accused the Democratic Party of conspiring to keep him off the ballot in 2004. Nader ran as an independent candidate for President this year. The Associated Press story is here.

Maine’s Green chairwoman to run for governor

Posted by TPW News Items --- December 23rd, 2008

Lynne Williams, an attorney who has championed numerous environmental and human rights causes in Maine, has announced that she intends to run for governor in 2010. She is state chairman of the Maine Green Independent Party and serves on the planning board in Bar Harbor.

The Bangor Daily News covers her entry into the race here.

Constitution Party Presidential Vote compared- 2004 to 2008

Posted by Cody Quirk --- December 19th, 2008

Ballot Access News

In 2004, Constitution Party presidential nominee Michael Peroutka was on the ballot in states containing 66.4% of the national presidential vote. Where he was on the ballot, he polled .173% of the total presidential vote in those places.

In 2008, Constitution Party presidential nominee Chuck Baldwin was on the ballot in states containing 59.0% of the national presidential vote this year. Where he was on the ballot, he polled .238% of the total presidential vote in those places.

Thus, the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party experienced a similar pattern in best free images of people these two presidential election years. Each party did a worse job of getting its presidential candidate on the ballot in 2008 than it had in 2004. But, in the places where each party’s presidential candidate was on the ballot, each party polled a markedly higher share of the vote in 2008 than it had in 2004.

Got birth certificate?

Posted by Media Release --- December 15th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Constitution Party:

12/09/2008

Got Birth Certificate?
Constitution Party Calls For Barack Obama To Prove Eligibility For Office

Lancaster, PA, The country’s fastest-growing third party (Ballot Access News 12/08) challenged Barack Obama to release his birth certificate and dispel the grave concerns that he is ineligible to assume office as president of the United States.

“The Constitution is crystal clear Read the rest of this entry »

Rush Limbaugh to Blagojevich: Nominate Alan Keyes

Posted by TPW News Items --- December 15th, 2008

According to an American Independent Party blog, Rush Limbaugh is recommending to Governor Blagojevich that if he really wants to stick it to Obama and company, he should nominate Alan Keyes to be Senator from Illinois.

Karole Noymann has this to say about the idea on Daily Kos:

For those who may not be aware Keyes was the GOP nominee for Obama’s Senate seat in the 2004 election. Keyes abandoned the GOP this year after complaining they ignored his presidential candidacy and influenced the media not to cover his campaign bacause they were afraid of him. He then declared himself a candidate for the Constitution Party presidential nomination but they didn’t want him either. Finally he did receive the nomination of America’s Independent Party which gained him a ballot spot in California.

Currently Keyes is busying himself with a court challenge to Obama’s status as a natural born citizen.

Bob Barr condemns newest bailout

Posted by Media Release --- December 15th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Libertarian Party:

Dec 11, 2008

Barr Condemns Newest Bailout
Auto Bailout Will Only “Compound the Problem”

Former Congressman Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party’s 2008 presidential nominee, issued a statement condemning the proposed $15-billion bailout of the auto industry apparently nearing approval in the Congress. Barr said “the Faustian bargain” the Big 3 automakers reached with lawmakers “compounds the problem” of the massive bailouts backed by Congress and the Bush Administration, and apparently is structured so as to give the federal government a degree of involvement and control of GM, Ford, and Chrysler that the companies “will live to regret.”

Barr went on to say that while the auto industry has a better case for protection than insurance giant AIG, which already has secured some $85 billion in taxpayer-funded bailout money, the contemplated auto bailout will solve none of the underlying problems facing the industry or the economy. AIG, for example, Read the rest of this entry »

Greens offer 6 big steps for economic recovery

Posted by Media Release --- December 15th, 2008

The following is a media release from the Green Party of the United States:

Greens offer six big steps for economic recovery

GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
http://www.gp.org
For Immediate Release:
Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Contacts:
Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

Greens support workers occupying a factory in Chicago after layoff: bailout money isn’t being used to help working Americans

WASHINGTON, DC—Green Party leaders said today that the incoming Obama Administration and Congress should take six major steps to reverse the financial meltdown and restore financial security for Americans.

The steps include a Green public works program, aid for state and muncipal governments, expansion of mass transit, Single-Payer health care, a peace dividend gained by ending the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, and an end to the wasteful war on drugs.

Green Party candidates running Read the rest of this entry »

Selective constitutionalism

Posted by Guest Author --- December 9th, 2008

The following is the reviews of best hair fall solutions for men and women a column by Chuck Baldwin, the 2008 Constitution Party presidential candidate:

Selective Constitutionalism
By Chuck Baldwin
December 9, 2008

Many conservatives are up in arms regarding the charge that President-elect Barack Obama may not have been born in the United States and is, therefore, not qualified under the U.S. Constitution to be President of the United States. Read the rest of this entry »

Third-party candidates made the difference in 3 states

Posted by TPW News Items --- December 9th, 2008

The Houston Chronicle’s Texas on the Potomac blog gives the vote totals for Indiana, North Carolina, and Missouri. It is obvious that Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr and Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader got enough votes to make the difference in those three states between the two major-party candidates. (Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin added to the difference in Indiana.)

What is not provable, however, is how their supporters would have voted if their favorite was not on the ballot. Or, indeed, whether they would have voted at all.

NY Libertarians support anti-corporate welfare lawsuit

Posted by Media Release --- December 9th, 2008

The following is a news release from the Libertarian Party of New York:

For more information contact: Eric Sundwall, Chairman (518) 857-1731

Libertarian Party Supports Anti-Corporate Welfare Lawsuit
State Committee decries unconstitutional spending

ALBANY, NY (12/08/2008; 1324)(readMedia)—On December 7, 2009 the LPNY State Committee passed a resolution supporting a lawsuit seeking to end corporate welfare via the New York State Constitution.

“The LPNY endorses the Stop The Pork Lawsuit filed by Jim Ostrowski to enforce the prohibition in the State Constitution against grants or loans of state money to corporations.”

LPNY Chair, Eric Sundwall “This type of lawsuit could become infectious throughout the country. It sets the precedent Read the rest of this entry »

Nader and the politics of a carbon tax

Posted by TPW News Items --- December 9th, 2008

Herman K. Trabish in the NewEnergyNews blog is surprised to see the carbon tax emerge again after the election, when both Obama and McCain had supported versions of a cap-and-trade system:

A tax on emissions (dubbed a “carbon tax”) was considered a better idea but politically unreachable.

That was then.

In the past few days, consumer advocate Ralph Nader and climate scientist/prophet James Hansen (in the Wall Street Journal) and Tom Friedman (in the New York Times) have called for a carbon tax.

The phrase to know: Revenue neutral….

Read the rest of this entry »

5,915 libertarians live in D.C.? Amazing!

Posted by TPW News Items --- December 9th, 2008

This is like finding saints in hell, or devil creatures in heaven, depending on your point of view. Apparently there are 5,915 people living in the District of Columbia—the very core of the government conspiracy—who are libertarian enough in their views to vote for the Libertarian Party’s candidate for “shadow” U.S. Senator. Ballot Access News explains it all here.

LNC Tightens Belt, Keaton Resigns

Posted by Brian Holtz --- December 8th, 2008

Update: Angela Keaton is reportedly resigning from the LNC, at the insistence of her employers at AntiWar.com.

At its meeting in San Diego on Saturday Dec. 6 and Sunday Dec. 7, the Libertarian National Committee tightened its budgetary belt, targeted the LPWA top-two primary lawsuit, mulled the Barr-Root campaign, deferred action on the mission statement and on accusations against Angela Keaton, annointed the 2010 convention site, and appointed its half of the Platform Committee.

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What change?

Posted by TPW News Items --- December 8th, 2008

Chuck Baldwin, the 2008 Constitution Party candidate for President, says there is only one way to get the change that President-elect Obama promised in his campaign:

There will be no real change in Washington, D.C., until the CFR [Council on Foreign Relations] and their elitist cronies are thoroughly and universally removed from power. And the only way this will happen is if we elect an Independent President of the United States (someone who truly understands the New World Order and is dedicated to defeating it), because the two major parties will never allow someone opposed to the CFR to become their nominee. The only Republican candidate for President in 2008 who demonstrated those credentials was Dr. Ron Paul. And to a lesser degree, the only Democrat who even seemed to vaguely understand this was Dennis Kucinich. Notice that both men were thoroughly repudiated by their respective parties’ leadership and all but totally ignored by the national news media. (The CFR and their surrogates also control the national news media. What a coincidence!)

So, while the occupant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue may have changed, there will be no real change to the direction of these United States. Count on it!