Archive for April, 2007

Building Our Future

Monday, April 16th, 2007

by Travis Maddox
CP of Missouri State Secretary

We have a wonderful group of members and supporters here in Missouri. Many go out of their way to fight and preserve our freedom…. But…...... there is a problem.

Nearly all are middle-aged and older. Now, we know this group offers wisdom, dependability and, of course, is more financially stable. [...]

NH Libertarians are split on war in Iraq

Monday, April 16th, 2007

I came across this article in the Politics section of Yahoo News.

GOFFSTOWN – A special New Hampshire Libertarian Party convention yesterday at St. Anselm College nominated candidates for U.S. president, Senate, House, and various state offices that will be up for election in 2008.

One of the top issues at the convention, party leaders said in [...]

Presidential candidates Hargis and Adams form Independents Together

Monday, April 16th, 2007

Independent presidential candidates Bob Hargis and Steve Adams have joined together to form Independents Together. Their shared platform includes a balanced budget, border security, and alternative energy.

Q. Are you guys going to match up to be president and vice president?

A. We have discussed the matter favorably, but time will tell. We each have VP [...]

Roundup of Election Law Cases in US Supreme Court

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

Ballot-Access News

The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing three election law cases this year, and possibly some early next year. The three that will definitely be heard are:

1. Federal Election Commission v Wisconsin Right to Life, on whether the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Law is unconstitutional as applied, in the case of not-for-profit corporations that want [...]

Candidate, 18, makes bid for seat on county Board of Supervisors

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Eli Jones’ political ambitions aren’t fleeting or novel.

Jones says there’s nothing unusual about his candidacy for the Matoaca District seat on the Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors, or his desire to be a leader.

Jones, 18, may still be a teenager, but he’s serious about public service and the basic tenets of government.

Wearing a crisply pressed, [...]

Mayor West Calls for 15% Tax Cut

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

The following excerpt comes from the website of the Green Party of New York The remainder of the article touts more of what they describe as West’s accomplishments. West is up for reelection on May 1st. The site also features a candidate who is running for councilor-at-large in Syracuse.

New Paltz village residents [...]

The Legacy of Republican Voter Fraud

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Christopher Hansen, Nevada IAP State Chairman

I was reading about Republican President Benjamin Harrison on The White House web site and had to laugh at how similar he is to George W. Bush. How can we blame Georgie W. when he is only being a good Republican and following in a long line of Republicans that [...]

Let’s Get A Little Practical: A Woman’s Right To Politics

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

by William K. Shearer

In 1955, shortly after I came home from Army duty, a fellow in our community ran for the local school board. He was a genuine nut case, an atheist, and a virulent racist. One thing he wanted to do was repeal the right of women to vote, a right guaranteed to them [...]

Peroutka slams big-money presidential hopefuls

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Senator Hillary Clinton (D-New York) has announced she has raised $26 million in first-quarter campaign fundraising this year (her reported total of $36 million includes $10 million transferred from her 2006 Senate campaign account). Rival presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) nearly matched Clinton with a reported $25 million raised during the first three months [...]

Oregon Secretary of State Will Re-Print Voter Registration Forms to Show All Qualified Parties

Monday, April 9th, 2007

Ballot-Access News

In the last few months, two new parties qualified for the Oregon ballot, the Working Families Party, and the Independent Party. They each did this with a petition drive.

Like most states that have registration by party, the Oregon voter registration forms list all the qualified parties. Oregon’s Secretary of State initially told the two [...]

Imperato to attend Manhattan Libertarian Party meeting

Sunday, April 8th, 2007

Although the Manhattan Libertarians expected to have Steve Greenfield speak on improving third parties in American Politics, they receive a bonus when at their monthly meeting, this Monday, April 9th, when independent Presidential Candidate Daniel Imperato comes to visit.

Mr. Imperato, a resident of Palm Beach Florida, announced his candidacy for president in July 2006 [...]

Two LPers Win Kansas Races

Saturday, April 7th, 2007

Some good news from Rob Hodgkinson, the chair of the Kansas Libertarian Party. He reports that 2 of 4 Libertarians won their nonpartisan races during the recent round of local municipal elections. His email follows…

Good News on the election front for Kansas Libertarians. We had four candidates in the April general election [...]

CONSTITUTION PARTY OF OREGON OPPOSES GAY, LESBIAN & TRANSGENDER BILL

Saturday, April 7th, 2007
The Constitution Party of Oregon is adamantly opposed to the goals of those who are pushing Senate Bill 2 & House Bill 3526. These bills will further restrict personal choice in the matter of private hiring, and renting or selling of property or services. They have concocted a recipe for civil war, [...]

Some News — and a New Presidential Candidate — Coming Out of Texas

Friday, April 6th, 2007

I just received the following update from Joey Dauben, who has been a good friend to this site for some time. Interestingly he also mentions Bryan Malatesta, the chair of the Constitution Party of Texas, as a likely Presidential candidate.

Texas House Elections Committee halts independent, third-party open access…

Pat Dixon of the Libertarian Party [...]

Starrett for President?

Friday, April 6th, 2007

“Mary Starrett is interesting to many libertarians,” says Richard Burke, the Libertarian Party of Oregon’s last gubernatorial nominee as well as its executive director. Burke cited the independent presidential candidacies of John Anderson in 1980 and Ross Perot in 1992 as examples of third-party alliances. “Strange things happen in politics.”

Livingston remains confident in his campaign [...]

New CP contact for Alabama

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Recently a new contact was added on the Constitution Party website for the state of Alabama, which previously had a another CP affiliate brake away from the Party a while ago.

Richard Rutledge is a former Republican and Christian Coalition endorsed 2006 candidate for State House District 58.
Richard is a real estate agent and does community [...]

Article on the American Independent Party and the Minutemen

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Noonan said Monday that he appointed Clark because he wants the party to take a more assertive stance on illegal immigration.

“I can assure you the San Diego Minutemen will be very involved in local politics and, henceforth, San Diego is on notice that things will change politically forever,” Noonan wrote in an April 1 letter [...]

Stanhope back in Libertarian race?

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

As I was doing my daily search of web sites I stumbled across this article (dated 04/05/07) on Doug Craig’s web site.

I was under the belief that Stanhope had dropped out of the Libertarian race… if he is indeed going to enter and be a serious contended that’s certainly good news for the Libertarian [...]

Big Win for Libertarians

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Some great news for Libertarians yesterday as Doug Burlison won a seat on the Springfield City Council in Missouri. Burlison is an Army veteran and has run for office at least six times in the past. He was the chairman of the Greene County LP from 1999 to 2004.

The official press release follows…

Missouri [...]

Social Scientist Research Suggests that Nader did not Cause Gore Defeat

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007

Ballot Access News

The Washington Post of April 2 carried an article titled, “The Decoy Effect, or How to Win an Election.” The article quotes Scott Highhouse, who has studied the “decoy effect” at Bowling Green State University, saying “Research on the decoy effect suggests that Nader’s presence (in 2000), rather than taking votes away, probably [...]