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About paulie

Paulie at Next Free Voice, on Facebook, (205)534-1622 cell, Paulie.Frankel@LP.org Biographical information and Q & A

LP.org: Announcing our 2018 national convention theme

LP.org:

Dear Libertarian,

Over the last couple of weeks, I have emailed you about the contest to help choose our 2018 Libertarian Party National Convention theme.

Thanks to all who have voted and donated.

The final results are in!

Our 2018 Libertarian Party National Convention theme will be “I’m That Libertarian!”

For those who don’t know, this phrase references the motivational speech made by Dr.… Read more ...

LP.org blog: Kamal Jain showed how to campaign on government transparency

LP.org blog:

Kamal Jain

Kamal Jain (1969–2015) was a state chair for the Libertarian Party of Massachusetts, a Libertarian state senate candidate, and a two-time candidate for state auditor (once on the Republican ticket, once as a Libertarian). His campaigns provide a blueprint for running on government transparency. They also demonstrate how “losing” candidates can raise public awareness and have a significant impact on government policy.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party condemns arrest and detention of Cuban freedom activists

Mises Cuba

LP.org press release:

The Libertarian National Committee of the United States condemns the arrest and detention of political dissidents Ubaldo Herrera Hernandez and Manuel Velazquez, who have been detained by the Cuban government since their arrest on February 2.

Both men were targeted for peacefully promoting small government, civil liberties, and free markets, for which they occasionally distributed flyers and put up posters.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: Sanctuary Cities are nullifying at a local level

Darryl W. Perry is chair of the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire and sought the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2016. Originally posted at fpp.cc:

President Donald Trump recently signed an Executive Order aimed at withholding federal funding from so-called Sanctuary Cities. Trump’s order states, “Many aliens who illegally enter the United States and those who overstay or otherwise violate the terms of their visas present a significant threat to national security and public safety.… Read more ...

Workers World: ‘Call him by his real name’

workers.org:

As dissatisfaction with this stagnating capitalist system has grown in most of the Western imperialist countries, pundits and the media have come up with a label for politicians who rail against the “establishment” and speak in the name of “the people.” That word is “populist.” But, like the politicians they pin the term on, the media are deliberately confusing the public.… Read more ...

Honkala Joins Trans-Partisan Call For Election Investigation

GP.org:


Honkala along with Greens, Republicans, and Democrats call for full investigation of intimidation and election fraud

PHILADELPHIA, Pa — Numerous incidents of election fraud and voter intimidation were reported throughout the day of the special election, March 21, by voters, poll workers, and volunteers supporting the endorsed candidates of all three parties represented.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Reason and Justice Address Realities’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

It is not just Donald Trump whose rhetoric is chronically bereft of reality. Politicians, reporters, commentators and academics are often similarly untethered to hard facts, albeit not for narcissistic enjoyment. There are many patterns of fact, relevant to a subject being discussed, that are off the table—either consciously or because they are deemed inconvenient.… Read more ...

LP.org: Introducing Legacy Libertarians

LP.org:

Dear Libertarian,

Have you considered designating the Libertarian Party in your will?

Many Libertarians have done this and we are very thankful for their generosity. Their bequests have done tremendous good by growing the Party and spreading the timeless and precious message of Liberty.

To better honor these special folks, we are starting a new program called Legacy Libertarians.… Read more ...

Arkansas Libertarian Party Begins Petition to Restore Qualified Status

Ballot Access News:

On March 25, the Arkansas Libertarian Party launched its petition drive to regain its qualified party status. Here is a copy of the petition. Arkansas law requires such petitions to be completed in three months. It requires 10,000 signatures.

The petition wouldn’t be necessary if the party had polled enough votes in November 2016, but the vote test requires 3% for President (in presidential years) or 3% for Governor (in gubernatorial years).… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘“Making America Great” at Americans’ Expense’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

Donald J. Trump was a builder of casinos and high-priced hotels and golf courses. Now he is a builder of a tower of contradictions for the American people that is making “America Great” at their expense.

He made many conflicting promises throughout his presidential campaign. He was going to be the “voice of the people.” He was going to make their safety and their job expansion his number one priority.… Read more ...

PSL: What should we see in the ashes of the Standing Rock protest camp?

Emily Hannon at the PSL’s Liberation News:

The anti-DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) protest camp burned last Wednesday, teepees set ceremoniously ablaze by protesters before the police swarmed in to arrest anyone who dared remain on the camp.

As Donald Trump and his cronies strip away the rights of trans people, Muslims, immigrants, and now Native Americans with his executive order to accelerate the building of DAPL, it may almost seem the world is burning down, engulfed in the wealthy’s insatiable hunger to steal more and more from the oppressed.… Read more ...

Democrat Thompson, Libertarian Rockhold debate in KS 4th CD special election; GOP candidate MIA

Daniel Salazar at kansas.com:

Hundreds of chairs were filled at a Friends University auditorium on Thursday evening as Democrat James Thompson and Libertarian Chris Rockhold squared off in a debate for the 4th Congressional District special election.

A vacant seat between them was for Republican candidate Ron Estes, who did not attend.… Read more ...