Archive for the 'News' Category

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

Wednesday, 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. [...]

Chuck Baldwin speaks out against new Constitutional Convention

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

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 [...]

Chuck Baldwin on ‘the best and worst of 2008′

Wednesday, 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 the Birch Society’s appreciative response.

His “worst” [...]

Has Bob Barr become an ally of the gay community?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

In The Huffington Post, Emma Ruby-Sachs advises the gay community to set its sights high with the 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 [...]

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

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

This 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 [...]

Texas corrects clerical error in Presidential Returns

Tuesday, 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, [...]

Both major political parties brought police state to America

Monday, 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 [...]

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

Monday, 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) [...]

Texas Libertarians favor end to straight-ticket voting

Monday, 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 [...]

Second Amendment news: Bob Barr, Stephen Halbrook

Tuesday, 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 Associated Press story on the case.

Also on the Second Amendment front, Stephen Halbrook’s The Founders’ Second Amendment, which Barr praises, skyrocketed on [...]

Paul Weyrich, RIP

Tuesday, 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 [...]

Judge dismisses Nader lawsuit against Democrats

Tuesday, 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

Tuesday, 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 [...]

Constitution Party Presidential Vote compared- 2004 to 2008

Friday, 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% [...]

Got birth certificate?

Monday, 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 [...]

Rush Limbaugh to Blagojevich: Nominate Alan Keyes

Monday, 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 [...]

Bob Barr condemns newest bailout

Monday, 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 [...]

Greens offer 6 big steps for economic recovery

Monday, 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 [...]

Selective constitutionalism

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

The following is 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 [...]

Third-party candidates made the difference in 3 states

Tuesday, 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 [...]

NY Libertarians support anti-corporate welfare lawsuit

Tuesday, 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 [...]

Nader and the politics of a carbon tax

Tuesday, 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 [...]

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

Tuesday, 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 [...]

LNC Tightens Belt, Keaton Resigns

Monday, 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 [...]

What change?

Monday, 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 [...]