Archive for April, 2008

Upcoming Root media appearance

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From the Root for America campaign:

Libertarian Presidential candidate Wayne Allyn Root will be a guest on The Bob Grant Show on WABC Radio in New York on Thursday May 1, 2008. WABC is a 50,000 watt superstation that reaches 38 states plus Canada. It is the most listened-to talk radio station in America. Bob Grant [...]

New voter ID law in Indiana

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From Government Technology:

Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to uphold Indiana’s Voter ID law which requires a photo ID in order to cast a ballot. The case has become politically divisive, as Republicans generally favored the measure while Democrats opposed it saying it would hinder low-income and elderly voters from registering.[...]

Indiana’s Voter ID [...]

A Reminder of Libertarian Principles…

Monday, April 28th, 2008

...and of why some libertarians hate electoral politics. From Stephen Kinsella over at LewRockwell.com:

The Libertarian Party has issued a press release calling for “increased coordination and communication between federal and state law enforcement agencies in order to help to apprehend and convict child predators and those who engage in child pornography.”

While child abuse is [...]

W.A.R. and Peace

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From the Root for America campaign:

There has been a lot of debate and misinformation spread about my supposed views on war and peace. It’s time to set the record straight. I’m no pacifist and that’s a good thing, because no pacifist has ever been, nor ever will be, elected President of these [...]

Ron Paul vs. the Nevada Political Machine

Monday, April 28th, 2008

I realize that every time I cover issues within the Democratic Party or the Republican Party on this site, someone (reasonably) asks what this has to do with third parties. In this case, I’ll respond in advance that there is a tie between Ron Paul supporters and several alternative parties. Many members (and [...]

Latest Root endorsement

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From the Root for America campaign:

“I saw Wayne speak for the first time at the New York LP Convention in Flushing. He is a dynamic, engaging personality who articulates the libertarian message in effective non-nonsense terms. After listening to him and the other leading candidate, I am convinced that Wayne is the Presidential candidate we [...]

Independent congressional candidate crosses ballot access threshold

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From John Murphy for Congress:

John Murphy, the Independent congressional candidate in [Pennsylvania’s] 16th District, announced to his supporters yesterday that the campaign had collected over 2,400 signatures at voting precincts throughout the 16th District on April 22.

John Murphy said “even though we have collected close to a hundred more signatures than required, the Democrat Party [...]

Mary Ruwart asks if LP 2008 is a divided house

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From the Mary Ruwart for President Committee:

Every year, thousands of young children are kidnapped and forced against their will to perform degrading sexual acts in front of a camera. “Kidde porn,” as the resulting product is often called, is a profitable business run by criminals who use and abuse their unwilling underage performers.

As a three-time [...]

Cindy Sheehan makes it official

Monday, April 28th, 2008

From the San Francisco Chronicle:

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan wants to snatch House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional seat from her in November, but first she’s going to need the help – and signatures – of 10,198 friends and supporters.

Sheehan was at San Francisco City Hall on Friday to take out papers for her independent run for [...]

Brian Moore on Michael Badnarik’s radio show

Monday, April 28th, 2008

CONSERVATIVE RADIO MAKE UP MAJORITY OF INTERVIEW INVITATIONS FOR SOCIALIST

Progressive Talk Shows Fear Hurting Democrats, Shy Away From Minor Party Leftists

Spring Hill, Florida, Friday, April 18, 2008: Brian Moore, Socialist Party USA presidential nominee, was interviewed Thursday morning on conservative nationwide internet radio’s WTPRN.com, “We The People Radio Network—- Restoring Our [...]

Keyes’ Continuing Candidacy

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Alan Keyes, fresh from a 3-to-1 loss against Radio Talk Show host and former VP candidate Chuck Baldwin, is apparently still considering running for President. Apparently he has told supporters over at his site that he’s “prayerfully considering” wether he will continue to run for President as an Independent. His supporters are already brainstorming about [...]

Chris Bennett announces he will no longer seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for Vice President

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

From Chris Bennett:

It has been quite an experience over the last six months since I had announced my intentions to seek the VP Nomination. I was able to attend the St. Louis Libertarian Caucus, the Heartland Libertarian Conference and the Illinois , Wisconsin and Minnesota Libertarian Conventions.

I had the pleasure to meet many Libertarians in [...]

Darrell Castle’s acceptance speech as the Constitution Party’s Vice Presidential candidate

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Chuck Baldwin’s acceptance speech

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Chuck Baldwin and Howard Phillips interviewed by Missouri Viewpoints

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Chuck Baldwin is the Constitution Party’s 2008 Presidential nominee, and Howard Phillips is the party’s founder. Interviewed by Mike Ferguson at the Constitution Party’s national convention in Kansas City, MO, April 26, 2008.

Kubby: The Real Thing

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Good day, fellow Libertarians. I’m Steve Kubby and I’m seeking our party’s 2008 presidential nomination. I’m sorry I couldn’t be with you in person this weekend, but I hope you’re enjoying your convention and look forward to seeing you in Denver next month.

Since declaring my candidacy in August of 2006, I’ve been asked a number [...]

Mary Ruwart’s Candidacy Cause for Celebration

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Mary Ruwart’s Candidacy Cause for Celebration
by John David Christensen, Vice-chair Vermont Libertarian Party

Dr. Mary J. Ruwart’s recently announced candidacy for the Libertarian Party’s (LP) presidential nomination should be cause for celebration by libertarian activists everywhere. Or at least by those who desire a movement that is as broadly-based and spirited as the revolution Ron Paul [...]

Nader asks: Which side are you on?

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Posted at Vote Nader Blog

Earlier this month, we wrote that it was “shameful” that progressives like Medea Benjamin were supporting the Democratic Party over Nader/Gonzalez.

Medea posted a response on one of our blogs, saying she was offended by the accusation, and said we should “respect” each other’s choices.

Medea used the word “respect” three times in [...]

Cynthia McKinney Statement on the Sean Bell Verdict

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Cynthia McKinney
Statement on the Sean Bell Verdict
April 26, 2008

“[T]he legislation and histories of the time, and the language used in the Declaration of Independence, show, that neither the class of persons who had been imported as slaves, nor their descendants, whether they had become free or not, were then acknowledged as a part of the [...]

Vice-presidential candidate Darrel Castle

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Since I did not notice it reported elsewhere on this site, I thought I would mention that the Constitution Party nominated Darrel Castle for Vice-President of the United States. I do not know much about him. He is the national vice-chairman of the Constitution Party and a member of the Constitution Party of [...]

An Open Letter to the Constitution Party

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

by Kevin Thompson

I was a member of the Constitution Party before Alan Keyes, and will be after. If Alan had won the nomination, I would have gladly backed him and worked on his behalf. I have even taken some flack from those in my party for that stance. Alan Keyes is a great [...]

Open letter from Angela Keaton regarding a proposed LNC resolution

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

The letter is from Angela Keaton and was submitted to be published on this site:

Dear Members of the Libertarian National Committee and others to whom this may concern:

Like Mr. Benedict, I prefer to think with my mind. No, I will not support this resolution.

Your participation in a smear against a quiet gentle woman who has [...]

Truthers for McKinney

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

I’ve watched the 9/11 Truth movement within the Libertarian and Constitution Party, but haven’t really observed it within the Green Party before. This call for “Truthers” to support Cynthia McKinney’s candidacy is the first I’ve seen of the sort:

Many people in the 9/11 Truth Movement have understandably been energized by the Ron Paul campaign [...]

More Baldwin media

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Matthew Robert’s is talking about possibly going “constitutional” over at Taki. He introduces Chuck Baldwin in this manner:

Now that Ron Paul is effectively out of the race, there may again be a candidate for paleoconservatives (notwithstanding Gottfried’s obituary) to support. For those of you unfamiliar with Baldwin, he’s a pastor at the Crossroad Baptist [...]

Smith endorses LP release on child porn

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Christine Smith has posted a laudatory “open letter to Shane Corey and Andrew Davis” over at Nolan Chart. Excerpt:

Thank you for having the courage to express a libertarian perspective on such a matter and for defending the integrity of the LP on this issue. The last thing our party needs is to become associated with [...]