Daily Archives: April 14, 2009

News From Outright Libertarians

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Outright’s Eight Point Guide To Why The Complete Repeal Of Prop 8 Is The Way Forward

SACRAMENTO — In its ongoing efforts to educate the public, Outright Libertarians and its partners released the following eight point guide to why complete Proposition 8 repeal is the right path forward for California and for Libertarians — and why the Domestic Partnership Initiative (DPI) is a path backwards for California and for Libertarians.… Read more ...

2010 Libertarian Party Platform Committee Nearly Complete

In December the LNC appointed its ten at-large representatives to the 2010 LPUS Platform Committee.  Since then most of the top-ten states have made their appointments.  In order of the latest ranking:

  1. CA – Bruce Dovner
  2. FL – Karl Dickey, alternate Steve LaBianca
  3. TX – Guy McLendon, alternate John Shuey
  4. OH – Paul Campbell
  5. NY – M Carling
  6. VA –
  7. GA – Jason Pye
  8. PA –
  9. IL – Damon Dillon, alternate Crystal Jurczynski
  10. MI – Bill Hall, alternate Dan Grow
The rankings are not final for purposes of determining the composition of the committee until the last day of the seventh month prior to convention, which would be October 31, 2009.
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Wayne Root: ‘The Liberal Way: The Audacity of Intolerance and Arrogance’

Posted by Wayne Root at RootForAmerica.com:

By Wayne Allyn Root, 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee

You’ve got to love Barack Obama. He’s willing to talk to any
terrorist, murderer or socialist madman in the world. But not
to a member of the opposition here in America. If you stand
for freedom, patriotism, capitalism or entrepreneurship, he has no
interest in talking with you.… Read more ...

With 2010 Census, states expected to gain/lose seats in Electoral College and US House

from Ballot Access News
Non-Partisan Group Estimates Number of Electoral Votes in Each State in 2012

April 14th, 2009

After the 2010 census has been held, the number of seats held by each state in the U.S. House of Representatives will change. The National Conference of State Legislatures recently estimated what the 2010 reapportionment will mean for each state.

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Socialist Party USA presidential candidate on FOX News

The 2008 presidential candidate for the Socialist Party USA, Brian Moore, was on FOX News last Saturday, April 11th.  He was on a panel discussing the economy.  The following is an excerpt from the show:

Public Support of Capitalism Dives; Signal for White House to Tax and Spend More

Jonathan Hoenig: Yeah, I mean Terry, the president already pushes this notion that capitalism has failed, right?

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Applicants Sought For LNC Vacancy

Forwarded message:

We have vacancy on the LNC. Lee Wrights effectively resigned by not maintaining his Sustaining Membership in the LP, which Article 8, Section 4 of our Bylaws require as a necessary condition of LNC service. Lee became a Sustaining Member on April 7, 2008 and expired last week.

If Lee reestablishes his Sustaining Membership before the July meeting, we would have the option of selecting him to fill the vacancy.… Read more ...

Homeland Security ‘fusion centers’ targeted Cynthia McKinney as a potential threat, as well as supporters of Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin

Posted in The Jawa Report:

ACLU complaint about the DHS, through the use of “fusion centers”, monitoring the activities of the Left (and Right):

* A May 7, 2008 report entitled “Universal Adversary Dynamic Threat Assessment” authored by a private contractor that labeled environmental organizations like the Sierra Club, the Humane Society and the Audubon Society as “mainstream organizations with known or possible links to eco-terrorism”;

* A potential abuse of authority by DHS officials who improperly monitored and disseminated the communications of peace activists affiliated with the DC Anti-War Network (DAWN);

* A report produced on February 19, 2009 by the North Central Texas Fusion System entitled “Prevention Awareness Bulletin” which described a purported conspiracy between Muslim civil rights organizations, lobbying groups, the anti-war movement, the U.S.

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Howard Zinn comments on the future of the progressive movement, a potential third party

The Real News Network recently interviewed the famous historian Howard Zinn, whose most famous book is A People’s History of the United States.  He addressed topics including his new movie, the significance of labor unions, the success of Obama’s administration, Ron Paul’s followers, and the potential for a large third party forming.… Read more ...

Rev. Billy Talen youtube videos

Videos compiled by Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch. Rev. Billy Talen is seeking the Green Party nomination for Mayor of New York City. Jocoy, who also writes here at IPR, will be interviewing Talen on GPW radio at 5 PM Eastern today.

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Republican officials get the boot, form a local Modern Whig chapter

In Linn County, Iowa the local Republican party recently held elections for positions within the party.  A new co-chair, secretary, and treasurer of the party were elected, running as a slate.  The people who used to hold these positions, however, have formed a Modern Whig party group on Facebook and are supposedly in the process of forming a local chapter of the party to “separate the conservative stance from the hands of the Evangelical Christian Coalition” that they feel has taken over the Linn County Republican party.… Read more ...

Just in time for Tea: Libertarian plan scraps IRS, bans bailouts

Email from LPHQ. Posted to IPR by Paulie.

An Urgent Message from the Libertarian Party:

Dear friend,

Yesterday I invited you to a “Tea Party.”

Today I’m urging you to bring a gift.

You see, we just unveiled about an hour ago the “Libertarian Party Prosperity Agenda.”

Rooted in the Libertarian Party Platform, it’s a common sense legislative program that Barack Obama and the Republicans aren’t going to like.… Read more ...

Green Party Watch: Green Party news roundup

Posted by Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch. Reposted to IPR by Paulie.

The Green Party of Suffolk County issued a Social Media Release via pitchengine.com announcing the election of Suffolk County Green Matthew Lavery to the Green Party House Campaign Committee. In the release they point to his experience in the Green Party in Norwich, Norfolk England, and his work on a campaign for the European Parliament for Rupert Read, who is a Norwich City Councilor.… Read more ...