Archive for January, 2007

Ron Paul to appear at “Freedom Platform” conference?

Monday, January 15th, 2007

In discussions with Ron Paul’s office, he appears very supportive of this movement and there is an excellent chance that he will be appearing at the ‘Freedom Platform’ convention on the 31st of May through the 2nd of June.

I could not find on John Newby’s site where this convention is taking place. It [...]

Jore drafts bill to amend the Montana Constitution

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Less than a week after their legislative session began, Rick Jore, the Constitution Party of Montana’s member of the state legislature, has a draft of a bill that would amend the Montana constitution to establish the full personhood of all humans from fertilization to natural death. You can read his draft here.

West Virginia CP ready for 2008

Monday, January 15th, 2007

I got this email from Mr. Odom…
As far as my recollection, I cannot recall if we previously had a West Virginia state affiliate active before 2004, or even Party members in that state before then, I may be wrong. But as of now the current CPWV seems to be quite active and organized.

A Great [...]

Ron Paul’s New Website…

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Below is the new web address for the Ron Paul Presidential Exploratory Committee. It’s still pretty basic right now…

http://www.ronpaulexplore.com

BTW, I found this link posted over on the new Liberty Loop site that we launched last week. Yep, I had to squeeze a plug in there somewhere…

Rick Jore hosts “open mic” day in Montana

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

The Montana Standard reports that on Thursday Rick Jore, the Constitution Party of Montana’s elected member of the state legislature, held an “open mic” day at the House Education Committee which he chairs.

Mike Keckes, of Helena, said public schools began deteriorating when public prayer was removed, decades ago. Removing prayer from public schools was just [...]

More Ron Paul Buzz…

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

NewsBlaze, SmallGovTimes, Blogcritics.org, Technocrat, and many other blogs and news sites have run items on the Ron Paul announcement.

Ballot Access News has a good piece on “sore loser” laws. Apparently it would be possible for Paul to run as a Republican and then eventually bolt and accept the Libertarian nomination.

Here’s a nice general summary [...]

Green Commissioner Elected Board President

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

Mark Sanchez, a San Francisco Board of Education commissioner and Green Party member, was elected to serve as the Board’s new President this week.

From the Bay Area Reporter…

The San Francisco Board of Education opens the new year with many changes, as Mark Sanchez was elected as the third openly gay person to serve as president [...]

Cody’s Pro-Life Rebuttal: Part 2

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Pro-life: The LDS church had no official policy on abortion (baby murder) until the mid ‘80’s. The first published policy I have seen is dated 1989. This policy allows for exceptions for “rape, incest, health of the mother… severe defects that will not allow the baby to survive beyond birth.”

CQ: Here’s the full statement of [...]

Cody’s Pro-Life Rebuttal: Part 1

Friday, January 12th, 2007

I just couldn’t let this go by. Part 2 will come a little later…

Pro-Life: I was born and raised in Wyoming on a ranch in a small town. I was a basketball player, and a good one. I stand 6’5 which was tall back in the ‘50’s and ‘60’s. My father did well in business, [...]

Brad’s Interview with Pro-Life (part 2)

Friday, January 12th, 2007

This is the second half of Brad’s interview with Pro-Life, the man formerly known as Marvin Richardson. To read the first half of this interview click here!

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TPW: You have described yourself as a very devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints until “the Church liberalized its position on baby [...]

Ron Paul for President Domain Names…

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Looks like someone registered RonPaulForPresident.com and RonPaulForPresident.org on January 10th… yesterday.

Paul’s Congressional campaign site was RonPaulForCongress.com – so this seems in line with that.

In addition, whoever registered the domain names went to the extra trouble of using the DomainsByProxy.com service to conceal exactly who the new owner is.

Possible Paul Candidacy Sweeps the Blogs…

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Since Lew Rockwell’s public posting about 2 hours ago, political blogs across the Internet have started buzzing about the possibility of a Ron Paul presidential campaign.

First up is Wonkette…

While Democrats and Republicans on the Hill continue their “Yeah but now I’m against it” routine, Texas Congressman Ron Paul doesn’t have to issue any apologies. He [...]

Ron Paul Running for President Again?

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

I’ve been getting emails for the past 2-3 days of people telling me they’ve heard Ron Paul was going to run for President again… either as a Republican, a Libertarian, or some sort of independent or that he was planning to mount some sort of fusion campaign that would include 2 or more of the [...]

Launching a New Site for Libertarians

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Howdy everyone…

I mentioned a couple of days ago that I was working on a new website that would be relevant specifically to Libertarians. The project is, essentially, a Digg-inspired news site that allows anyone to register, submit stories, and then vote (based on quality) to determine what gets the most exposure.

Well, I think it’s [...]

Brad’s Interview with Pro-Life (part 1)

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

I recently posted an article from the Idaho Press Tribune about the candidate formerly known as Marvin Richardson. It generated much discussion so I thought I would interview him.

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TPW: Please tell us a little bit about your personal background.

Pro-Life: I was born and raised in Wyoming on a ranch in a [...]

Starrett Named Communications Director

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

National chairman Jim Clymer has announced that Mary Starrett, the party’s 2006 candidate for Governor of Oregon, will now serve as the new Communications Director for the Constitution Party.

The press release follows…

On January 9, 2007, Jim Clymer, The National Chairman of the CONSTITUTION PARTY (www.constitutionparty.com) – the country’s fastest growing third party – announced the [...]

The philosophy of Rick Jore

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

After numerous letters to the editor, columns, and articles from people trying to make Jore sound more dangerous than Osama himself, The Missoulian had the innovative, wacky, and unprecedented idea of actually asking Rick what he believes! You can read the results here.

Rich Whitney gives an interview

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Rich Whitney, the Green gubernatorial candidate from Illinois, had a remarkable 10% finish in November. In this following article, he grants Pantagraph.com an interview where he briefly discusses his campaign.

Green Party candidate Rich Whitney didn’t have a lot of money to spend on his bid to be Illinois governor.

With about four months to go [...]

Peter Camejo has cancer?

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Peter Camejo, a longtime Green Party activist and Ralph Nader’s running mate in 2004, apparently has cancer.

From NewsBlaze:

Peter Miguel Camejo, who was the Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate in 2002, 2003 and 2006 and was the Vice Presidential Candidate with Ralph Nader in 2004, has been diagnosed with cancer.

The cancer was caught at an early stage [...]

Just a little introduction…

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Just a little introduction, for those of you who don’t know me. I am currently the Riverside County Chairman of the California American Independent Party- the Golden State CP affiliate.

Constitution Party is ballot-qualified in North Dakota

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

Recently, the National Constitution Party has been working on qualifying its various state parties for the 2008 Presidential Elections. The Constitution Party is already qualified in 13 states. A while back in March of 2003, the CP was only qualified for the 2004 Presidential Elections in 10 states. This shows the gains the Party has [...]

New Contributor: Cody Quirk

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

We’ve got ourselves another new contributor in the form of Constitution Party member Cody Quirk. He’ll be along shortly to introduce himself.

Still looking for a willing Green blogger (or SOMEONE on the left) to help round out Third Party Watch’s coverage. Drop me an email if you’re interested…

Libertarian Beta Testers?

Monday, January 8th, 2007

Hey folks, I’ve been working on a project seperate from TPW for a few weeks now. It’s going to be a website that serves primarily libertarian users, but I don’t want to go into any more detail than that as of yet.

However, if there are 3-4 of you out there who might be interested [...]

Our Interview with Shane Cory

Friday, January 5th, 2007

In November of 2005 we had the chance to talk with Shane Cory, then the Libertarian Party’s Chief of Staff. Since that time, Mr. Cory has been promoted to the position of Executive Director.

Once again Mr. Cory has agreed to talk with Third Party Watch. In the interview that follows he shares his [...]

Libertarian Judge Swears in Libertarians

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

A libertarian elected in 2003 as a local town court judge was responsible for swearing in a pair of newly elected Libertarians this week.

From the Muncie Free Press…

It’s been said that “when dog bites man, that’s not news, but when man bites dog, that’s news!” While it doesn’t appear there was any biting going on, [...]