Daily Archives: April 16, 2010

Alaskan Independence Party to hold convention on April 23rd


To all Alaskans, AIP Members, IOU’s, State Committee Officers and voting Delegates of the AIP, we are at this time updating our notice of the bi-annual 2010 Statewide Convention of the AIP State Committee.

Within the AIP By-Laws, located at the Akip.org site, Chapter V and Chapter Vll is the structure used to conduct this Convention.… Read more ...

Democratic Socialist Director: Sarah Palin More of a Socialist than Obama

via http://thirdpartydaily.blogspot.com/

by N.J. Beachum

In a statement that surprises absolutely no one who has any kind of grasp at all of what socialism actually means, the director of the Democratic Socialists of America stated that Obama, contrary to popular belief, is not a socialist – and that Sarah Palin is far more representative of his organization’s beliefs.… Read more ...

Fire Dog Lake ponders endorsing Dennis Spisak (OH Governor, Green)

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Vaughn Stull:

Fire Dog Lake ponders endorsing Dennis Spisak (OH Governor, Green)


FDL, Please Support Dennis Spisak for Ohio Governor
By: El Duderino

I am asking FDL to formally endorse Green Party candidate Dennis Spisak for governor of Ohio. This is not something I write lightly.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog and Monday Message: Convention, Tea Parties, and Boortz

Via http://www.lp.org/blogs/staff/lp-monday-message-convention-tea-parties-and-boortz and email. IPR Note from Paulie: although this reposting is late as far the April 15 tea parties go, the rest is still relevant, and IMO it is relevant as far as providing a comment-accepting forum regarding what goes out over LP.org and the LP email list.

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Radio host Neal Boortz has been booted from our St.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog: ‘Libertarians in the news’

Posted at http://www.lp.org/blogs/staff/libertarians-in-the-news

pHere is some recent coverage of Libertarians around the U.S.

The Colorado Statesman covers Libertarians and other parties:

The Libertarian Party emerged from its state convention on March 20 with the most candidates it has ever fielded in federal races, according to state party chair David Williams Jr.

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Libertarian Party blog: Libertarian Party makes the ballot in North Dakota

Posted at http://www.lp.org/blogs/staff/libertarian-party-makes-the-ballot-in-north-dakota

Several North Dakota outlets have published this April 12 AP story:

The Libertarian Party will have its own column on North Dakota’s June primary ballot.

Secretary of State Al Jaeger on Monday approved petitions from Libertarian backers asking for a separate column on the ballot. Jaeger says the petitions had more than the 7,000 signatures that state law requires.… Read more ...

Austin Cassidy: Charlie Crist’s Best Chance is to Become an ‘Independent Republican’

Excerpted from an editorial in the Jacksonville, Florida Observer by former IPR editor Austin Cassidy:

Charlie Crist made a difficult decision earlier today when he vetoed Senate Bill 6, the Republican-backed measure that would have tied student performance to teacher pay.

The driving force behind the bill was State Senator John Trasher, who serves double-duty as Chairman of the Florida GOP.

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Libertarian Cooper, Independent Narcisse to Speak to Iowa Taxpayer Group

Emailed by Steve H. to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

The Libertarian candidate for Iowa governor, Dr. Eric Cooper, has been confirmed as a speaker at Iowa Taxpayer’s Day, an annual event hosted by Iowans for Tax Relief on April 17. (http://www.taxrelief.org/articles/show/51) Dr. Cooper will participate in a candidate forum along with Republicans Terry Branstad, a former governor seeking to regain his old seat, State Rep.… Read more ...

Brian Irving: North Carolina Libertarians offer prescription for disease of big government

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com by Brian Irving; also posted at examiner.com:

There is a disease spreading in North Carolina and the country and health care reform is not the cure but one of the symptoms, the chair of the North Carolina Libertarian Party told delegates gathered for the party’s annual state convention in Burlington April 10.… Read more ...

Newsmax: US Sen Joe Lieberman (CT) Likely Running for reelection in 2012 as an Independent

Email from Newsmax.com to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Sen. Joe Lieberman tells Newsmax that he will probably seek re-election in 2012 and will likely run again as an independent.

Newsmax chief Washington correspondent Ronald Kessler asked the senator, who lost the Democratic primary in 2006 and was elected as an independent in the general election, if he could see himself running as a Republican.… Read more ...

Free and Equal: ‘Protecting the Privacy Rights of Petition Signers’

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Do petition signers have a constitutional right to keep their names undisclosed? Or should their support of various initiatives be made public? Without a doubt, keep the names private.

Currently before the U.S. Supreme Court is a case named Doe v. Reed. At issue is whether or not the names of people who signed an initiative petition to repeal Washington State’s same-sex domestic partner law should become public record.… Read more ...

Florida Whig Party: First federal Whig Party candidate on the ballot in the United States since the 1850s

Press release emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com

Ocala, Florida (Thursday April 15, 2009) – Craig Porter of Miami made history on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 by becoming the first Whig to be qualified as a candidate for federal office since the 1800s.

Mr. Porter is a contractor, lifetime resident of Miami, 49 years old, married, and the father of three children, qualified to become the first Florida Whig and Whig in the nation to officially qualify to run for Congress from the 25th Congressional District.… Read more ...