Daily Archives: May 25, 2010

Root Libertarian Book To be Released as Paperback Edition

Email from Wayne Root to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Root Libertarian Book To be Released as Paperback Edition by Publisher John Wiley & Sons in December 2010

Wayne Allyn Root’s classic Libertarian book, “The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts” has been ranked as the #1 book in the category of “Libertarian Books” for 11 consecutive months at Amazon.… Read more ...

Kn@ppster: Handicapping the LNC chair election

Posted by Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster:

General Predictions:

– The final ballot will be Wayne Allyn Root vs. ???

– On all ballots prior to that final ballot, Root will place first among all contenders.

– If Root isn’t within a short distance of a majority (40-45% minimum) on the first ballot, he won’t win.… Read more ...

Nancy Lord, Libertarian Vice-Presidential Nominee in 1992, Seeks to win Republican Primary For Nye County District Attorney

Ballot Access News:

Nancy Lord is one of five candidates seeking the Republican Party nomination for District Attorney of Nye County, Nevada. She and three others are opposing incumbent Bob Beckett as he seeks his fifth term. See this story. Lord was the Libertarian Party vice-presidential nominee in 1992.

There are also two Democrats running in the Democratic primary for the same office.… Read more ...

Michigan Debate: Root vs. Hancock

Video posted at http://ernesthancock.org/. Root appeared via teleconference.

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Richard Cooper’s endorsement of Mark Hinkle for Libertarian Party Chair among top google news results for ‘libertarian’

Currently at #3 for Google News results for Libertarian (includes articles not related to the Libertarian Party as well), Richard Cooper at Ground Report:

On Memorial Day weekend, the Libertarian Party in the United States www.lp.org will hold its biennial convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The principal task will be the election of the Chair and other officers.… Read more ...

Libertarian Peacenik makes an argument for Myers, against Root as Libertarian Party Chair

Posted by Thomas Sipos at Libertarian Peacenik. The opinions are those of the original author, and don’t imply a stance by IPR for or against any candidate.

Five men will run for Libertarian Party national chair this weekend in St. Louis. I can be happy with four of them. I only hope the winner is not Wayne Allyn Root, a pro-war narcissist.… Read more ...

Gary Galles in the Orange County Register: Karl Hess reignited libertarianism

Gary Galles writes in The Orange County Register:

Today is the anniversary of the birth in 1923 of Karl Hess – someone called the “most beloved libertarian.” Credited with the famous line from Barry Goldwater’s presidential nomination acceptance speech in 1964, “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue,” his work was a central influence in reviving the libertarian movement.

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Indiana Libertarians Running Record Number of Candidates, Seeking More to Challenge Entrenched Incumbents

From the LPIN via TPID:

The Libertarian Party of Indiana has just updated their 2010 Candidates site. http://lpin.org/candidates/
The party has a record 68 candidates! The Libertarian Party of Indiana has never had this many candidates at this point during election season.

Look at the list. If you see that there is no Libertarian running in your area, we need YOU to run or put your name on the ballot.… Read more ...

American Conservative Party: ‘To Mirandize or not to Mirandize? That is the question’

Posted at http://theamericanconservatives.org:

One extreme is calling for limiting Miranda rights for terrorist suspects. The other claims Miranda rights should apply to anyone who runs afoul of our laws; whether in this country or on a foreign battlefield. Oddly enough, in yet another impressive display of White House Amateur Hour, the Obama administration has occupied both sides of the debate.… Read more ...

Doug Guetzloe of the Florida Tea Party: ‘Perot Third Party Effort Cost Bush the Election Urban Myth Debunked’

The most telling empirical data is the following from the Institute of Election Analysis:

“In the Governor’s races, Perot’s voters cast 18% of their ballots for the Republican candidates; 56% of their ballots for Democratic candidates, 17% for independent candidates, and 8% did not bother to vote for Governor. If Perot’s voters had voted for Bush and Clinton in the same proportion that the voted for the Republican and Democratic candidates for Governor, Clinton’s lead would have increased by 7.5 million votes.”

Simply put, 56% of Perot voters voted for Perot and then cast their ballots for Democrats down the line.… Read more ...

Peace And Freedom Party: ‘Protest Boxer/Obama & raise money too, May 25 in San Francisco’

Posted at http://peaceandfreedom.org/:

On Tuesday, May 25, President Obama is coming to the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco for a Barbara Boxer fundraiser. Marsha Feinland, Peace and Freedom candidate for U.S. Senate, will hold a $1 per person juice and cheese fundraiser in front. Obama is set to arrive at 4:30.… Read more ...

Video from Communist Party USA 90th Anniversary Celebration

h/t Shii in Comments on a previous post.… Read more ...