Daily Archives: March 14, 2011

Lee Wrights: ‘Nosy neighbor’ foreign policy creates enemies

Lee Wrights at Liberty for All:

from Wrights 2012 staff

BURNET, Texas (March 14) – When former President George W. Bush canceled a trip to Geneva for a charity fundraiser because he feared being arrested for war crimes, it was a shame and a blot on our nation, potential Libertarian presidential candidate R.Read more ...

Wes Wagner is new LP Oregon Chair

Gold America Group:

Following a state convention of the LP Oregon, State Chair Jeff Weston resigned, handing the chairmanship of the State Party over to State Vice Chair Wes Wagner. Wagner proposed that there should be an effort to negotiate differences rather than to seek power through enhanced supporter counts.Read more ...

Dallas Libertarians: Photos from St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Photos from St. Patrick’s Day Parade from John Jay Myers and the Dallas Libertarian Party:

For more about the parade, see Dallas Libertarians participate in parade with 100,000 attendees, offer customizable video to other local LPs

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Tennessee Senate Committee Hearing Set for Ballot Access Bill

Ballot Access News:

The Tennessee Senate State and Local Government Committee will hear SB 935 on Tuesday, March 15, at 10:30 a.m., in room 12. SB 935 makes some very small improvements in the law on how groups qualify as political parties in Tennessee. The bill improves the filing deadline for new party petitions slightly.… Read more ...

Nader says: PBS-NPR are leaning right

Ralph Nader has run for President of the United States as a Green Party candidate, and more recently, as an independent candidate. The following is a post from www.nader.org.

PBS-NPR-Leaning Right
Monday, March 14. 2011

The tumultuous managerial shakeup at National Public Radio headquarters for trivial verbal miscues once again has highlighted the ludicrous corporatist right-wing charge that public radio and public TV are replete with left-leaning or leftist programming.… Read more ...

South Carolina Green Party endorsed Rally for a Moral Budget

Gregg Jocoy at Green Party Watch:

Daisy Deadhead, a Green Party member in Greenville SC, has posted a number of photos of a Green Party endorsed “Rally for a Moral Budget” at her blog, Daisy’s Dead Air. The hour long demonstration was held at the State House in Columbia, SC.… Read more ...

Arkansas Libertarian Party Soon Will Start Petition to Qualify as a Party for 2012

Ballot Access News:

The Arkansas Libertarian Party will launch a petition drive in April to qualify for the 2012 ballot as a full-fledged party. The party has virtually met its goal of raising $30,000 to pay for the petition drive, which needs 10,000 valid signatures, to be collected in any three months of the party’s own choosing.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: Republican Wall of Shame ad has been placed in Washington Post online

IPR Note: The original headline of the Monday message is “Wall of Shame ad is live,” but since we already reported that, and there had been questions about whether the ad had actually been placed in the Post, I thought this headline would do a better job of keeping our readers up with the news.Read more ...

Tom Tancredo: Read My Columns … Listen to my Radio Show

An e-mail from Tancredo’s Team America PAC:

Dear Conservative,

One of the biggest obstacles to stopping illegal immigration is silence. Ever since we shut down the Bush-McCain Amnesty in 2007, Republicans usually oppose amnesty and support border security if prompted, but they try to avoid the topic all together. Once in awhile, like when Obama sued, there will be a lot of huffing and puffing; but it is rarely talked about.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: Press falsely credits Republicans with “deep cuts”

Press release from LPHQ:

WASHINGTON – The mainstream press is falsely crediting Republicans for proposing "deep cuts" in federal spending. To fight back, the Libertarian Party is promoting its "Republican Wall of Shame" with an online ad in the Washington Post.

Libertarian Party Chair Mark Hinkle said, "I can’t believe the press is saying Republicans are making deep cuts.… Read more ...

Joe Trippi: “Social media will kill two-party system”

Joe Trippi was the consultant who built Howard Dean’s internet fund-raising operation during the 2004 Democrat primary campaign. Politico.com reports that Trippi raised the possibility of a third party challenge based on internet fund-raising at the South by Southwest interactive conference.

“This will be one of the big frontier breakthroughs for politics, either in 2012 or 2016, and my guess is it’s going to be a challenger,” Trippi said.Read more ...

Roger Gary running for Libertarian Presidential nomination

Via email:

At our last meeting of the Texas State Executive Committee, there was extensive discussion concerning candidates and candidate recruitment. At that time I informed my fellow Libertarians that I was running for our Party’s nomination for the office of President of the United States.

I have been a Life Member of both the Texas and the National Libertarian Party since 1977.… Read more ...