Archive for July, 2007

Constitution Party of Massachusetts congresssional candidate relegated to “free speech zone”

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Well, we had a most intersting time at the Lowell Folk Festival this past weekend. I was there on Staurday collecting signatures for ballot access, when I was approached by the park police. This official approached as I was talking with a couple from Lowell who were willing to sign. The official [...]

Ed Thompson for President? Maybe…

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

It looks like Ed Thompson is considering a Presidential bid once again. This could be great news for the LP… Stephen Gordon has the details on his blog here.

Ed Thompson is the brother of former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, who is himself running for the GOP nomination. In 2002, Ed Thompson was the [...]

Consitution Party candidates running in Lancaster County

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Make room for one more candidate in this year’s race for Lancaster County commissioner.

Attorney Jim Clymer, the 59-year-old national chairman of the conservative Constitution Party, confirmed Monday he plans to add his name to the November ballot. He said he plans to turn in his nominating petitions to the county Board of Elections on Wednesday.

Clymer, [...]

Bloomberg Not Squeaky Clean

Monday, July 30th, 2007

It seems that Michael Bloomberg may have a few skeletons he needs to deal with in advance of launching a 2008 independent bid for the White House.

From the Chicago Sun Times…

Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks his mind, and that is a big part of his cachet here. But new details from a sexual harassment lawsuit he [...]

Be an August Sponsor!

Monday, July 30th, 2007

We have one ad slot available for the month of August. The price is $30 and if you get it to me via PayPal, I can have your ad running by tonight. This site has been averaging between 12k-18k unique visitors and 30k-50k pageviews per month.

The site has a very highly targeted readership [...]

Independent presidential candidate debate

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

Independent presidential candidates John Bootie, John Bowles, and Orion Daley will debate each other Tuesday, July 31st from 7-9 PM Eastern Time on the Daniel Myers Live Radio Program.

LP List Poll: Paul, Root, Phillies, and Kubby Win

Sunday, July 29th, 2007

The LP List poll results are available in this post by Stephen Gordon on Last Free Voice. What follows is the summary:

New Survey Results: Paul Wins, Root Wins, Phillies Wins, Kubby Wins

The lastest LibertarianLists survey is completed. This time, we spent more time looking at information which will impact the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidates. [...]

Video of debate with Kevin Thompson; interview with Jim Clymer

Saturday, July 28th, 2007

Kevin Thompson has updated his campaign blog to include video of the Nonprofit Alliance debate he participated in and an interview with Constitution Party chairman Jim Clymer:
http://www.thompson07.com/news/

LP: Don’t Vote in GOP Primary!

Friday, July 27th, 2007

I recently received a letter from Libertarian Party of Texas chairman Pat Dixon. It was, like most of the literature I receive from the state LP office, informative. It was also warning Libertarians across the state that a primary vote for Ron Paul in the March Super Tuesday Primary next year will have negative results [...]

Communists Praise GOP Senator

Friday, July 27th, 2007

This is interesting, though I’m thinking it’s in a very sarcastic tone:

People’s Weekly World Newspaper, 07/26/07

By Scott Marshall

Thank you, Senator McConnell

During the House and Senate debates on the Employee Free Choice Act, some of my friends got riled up by all the right-wing nuts attacking the EFCA because the Communists support it. I got a [...]

Elected Libertarians in Action

Friday, July 27th, 2007

This is a very good example of the power of running for local office and winning. Rather than running hopeless Congressional candidates, the Lee County LP focused on the nonpartisan Soil and Water Board and actually got something accomplished…

Your government wants to send you a check.

It’s a small part of your government, and it’s [...]

Constitution Party Chooses Stand-in Ticket

Friday, July 27th, 2007

The Constitution Party has chosen Jim Clymer and Chuck Baldwin as their stand-in candidates for President and Vice-President. These stand-in candidates are for petitioning purposes only and will step aside when the party selects a real ticket. Although Clymer/Baldwin sounds like a potential real ticket to me.

From Ballot Access News…

In some states, unqualified [...]

Did the Govt Create AIDS?

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

With all of the 9/11 truthers getting press, Andre and I from Libertarian Politics Live! had a pastor who has written a few books on this very subject (Doug Bandow was our first-half guest). What do the Kool-Aid drinkers in the LP/CP/GP believe?

Constitution Party comes to southwest Virginia

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Scott Wolk, SW Virginia Coordinator and Roanoke county resident, announces the organization of the Constitution Party of SW Virginia. The CPSWVA is affiliated with the Constitution Party of Virginia, and ultimately the Constitution Party. The Constitution Party is the country’s third largest, fastest growing political party based on voter registrations (Ballot Access News).

“We are [...]

Leslie Riley, Constitution Party of Mississippi candidate for agriculture commissioner

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

“Thomas Jefferson believed that we would remain a free, prosperous people so long as we were a nation of family farms and small businesses and small towns…. He was right.”

As quoted by WLOX-TV

Ron Paul and the Libertarian National Convention

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

On the Free Liberal Blog Stephen Gordon predicts that Libertarian convention delegates will change their bylaws in order to nominate Ron Paul for President.

Illegal Aliens

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

How would Libertarians, Greens, Socialists, or Constitution Party activists react to their city councils and county commissioners enacting ordinances and laws to restrict illegal aliens from renting apartments or houses?

That debate was pounded last night on Libertarian Politics Live!

What do you guys think? It’s an issue splitting every third party, and major party.

LP Financial Reports

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Last Free Voice is reporting the following:

FEC Reports on Libertarian presidential campaigns
Posted July 24th, 2007 by ElfNinos Mom Categories: politics, 2008 elections, Libertarian Party, Libertarian Posers, POTUS ‘08, elections, Federal Election Commission (FEC)

The following links are permanent, because they are based on the candidate’s FEC registration number, so those interested in such things may want [...]

Imperato Hires Bolivian Banker as Teacher

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Indo-Libertari-Green Presidential hopeful Daniel Imperato loves to issue press release that make him sound like a big deal. I haven’t posted any of them in a while because they were starting to really run together. But this one deserves a little bit of attention.

It seems that Imperato has appointed a Bolivian Central Bank [...]

Libertarian in Court Tomorrow

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Phil Smart, the Libertarian state Senate candidate who last fall was arrested several days before the election, will be heading to the Ellis County courthouse at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

You can follow the details of the Smart case – and his previous run-ins (all during elections, I might add) – over on the brand-spankin’ new Ellis [...]

Iowa Constitution Party elects officers; launches website!

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

From Gary…

Something is happening in Iowa and it doesn’t have anything to do with the upcoming major party caucuses. All year long our Constitution Party national office has been receiving a steady stream of phone calls and emails from Iowa voters who are fed up with both the Democrat and Republican [...]

Libertarians Push for Guns on Campus

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

University of Florida Libertarians are taking up the issue of “gun free” college campuses, urging lawmakers to change this policy. As a personal note, I’m all for gun rights and the 2nd Amendment… but I really don’t think this is a winning issue. I would personally feel much less safe on campus if [...]

NY Times: “A Geniune Radical for President”

Friday, July 20th, 2007

It seems that the New York Times is preparing to run a piece that asks the question: “Can Ron Paul Win?” Unfortunately for Representative Paul, it sounds like the content of the article isn’t going to win him very many votes in the Republican primaries.

Here’s a sneak peak from Editor and Publisher…

A feature piece [...]

Milnes Not Endorsing Paul

Friday, July 20th, 2007

The latest from Robert Milnes:

See: http://pauliecannoli.wordpress.com/2007/07/19/steve-kubby-endorses-ron-paul/ and http://www.kubby2008.com/node/54

First I’d like to say that by far the most important development in the libertarian race thus far is “The Libertarian Vote” study published by The Cato Institute. See: http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=6735 Briefly, 20% of voters are libertarian leaning at the beginning of the election cycle (Gallup [...]

Texas Libertarian Headed to Court

Friday, July 20th, 2007

Phil Smart, last year’s Libertarian Texas state Senate candidate arrested several days before the election, is headed back to court, this time for a “public health hazard,” whatever that means. He appears Thursday, July 24 at 8 a.m before Judge Curtis Polk, D-Waxahachie, at the Ellis County courthouse.

Smart is representing himself, but he told listeners [...]