Author Archives: paulie

About paulie

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

LP.org: Independent media gets Zucked

We support full freedom of expression and oppose government censorship, regulation or control of communications media and technology.

Facebook purged more than 800 pages and accounts on Oct. 11, including pages that posted antiwar and libertarian content, on both the left and right. Their common denominator was that each of them held an independent viewpoint. Watchdog groups like Cop Block and Police the Police were tossed down the memory hole.… Read more ...

LP.org: Gary Johnson brings competitive fundraising to US Senate race in NM

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The Gary Johnson campaign for U.S. Senate in New Mexico is raising serious money from small donors, according to Federal Election Commission reports. Johnson announced his campaign with the Libertarian Party in mid-August, and has already raised more than $235,000.

Mick Rich, Johnson’s Republican opponent, raised only $133,000 during the entire quarter ending on Sept.… Read more ...

LP.org: Help candidates like Gideon

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Dear Libertarian,

With your help, Gideon Oakes’ team has knocked on nearly 4,000 doors in rural South Dakota!

His district is larger than the state of Connecticut but has a much smaller population. Smaller population areas can be extra opportune for Libertarians, and that is one of the reasons Gideon is receiving help from one of the two field teams sponsored by the national party.… Read more ...

LP.org: United States shouldn’t kowtow to murderous regimes

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American foreign policy should seek an America at peace with the world. Our foreign policy should emphasize defense against attack from abroad and enhance the likelihood of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements.

Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for the Washington Post and resident of the United States, was killed in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, on Oct. 2. Saudi officials have admitted that the journalist died in their consulate, although the details of their narrative keep changing. Surveillance footage showing a body double of Khashoggi leaving the consulate suggest that the death was a premeditated murder, with cover story details carefully planned.… Read more ...

LP.org: 2018 Libertarian Party candidates

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Vote like your liberty depends on it.

This year, we have about 800 Libertarians representing us on ballots across the country!

This is a 35 percent increase from the 2016 election.

View our full list of candidates to find out which ones are on your ballot, and vote for them on Nov. 6!

LP.org: Libertarian candidate for U.S. House in Montana participates in three-way televised debate

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View of TV screen with three candidates from left Elinor Swanson, Kathleen Williams, Greg Gianforte all wearing suit jackets standing at black and brown lecterns, studio backdrop is projected, abstract large blurry US flag, label on TV screen is 'Tax cuts and the federal budget' (color image)

The 2018 candidates for U.S. House in Montana debating on MTN TV, from left: Libertarian Elinor Swanson, Democrat Kathleen Williams, and Republican Greg Gianforte (Sept. 30, 2018)

Elinor Swanson, the Libertarian candidate for U.S. House in Montana, participated in a debate held by the Montana Television Network on September 30.… Read more ...

LP.org: New Hampshire LP gubernatorial candidate Jarvis interviewed on WMUR-TV

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Jilletta Jarvis at left, Amy Coveno at right, seated in TV studio on stools at bar table with TV screen backdrop, labeled 'Commitment 2018', and 'WMUR 9' logo in lower right corner (color image of TV screen)

Jilletta Jarvis (at left), the 2018 Libertarian candidate for governor of New Hampshire, being interviewed on WMUR-TV News 9 during her campaign’s Facebook Live event on Oct. 9.

Jilletta Jarvis, the Libertarian Party (LP) candidate for governor of New Hampshire, was interviewed on WMUR-TV during a Facebook Live event, while taking questions from viewers.… Read more ...

LP.org: Dikeman releases full text of Beto for Texas and CNN FEC complaint; announces press conference in McAllen, TX, on separate issue

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Neal Dikeman for U.S. Senate

HOUSTON — Today on www.NealDikeman.com the Neal Dikeman for Senate campaign released the full text of the previously reported complaint to the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) against CNN, a division of Turner Broadcasting, and Beto for Texas, the principal campaign committee of the Democratic Nominee for US Senate in Texas.… Read more ...

AETN Debates: Arkansas Governor including Libertarian Mark West

Mark West needs 3% for Governor to keep the Libertarians from having to gather another 10,000 valid signatures for 2020.

An independent presidential petition could also be done, requiring only 1,000 valid signatures, but would not qualify candidates for any other office. Arkansas Libertarians have done the full party petition in the last several elections, but have yet to retain from one election to the next.… Read more ...

LP.org: Libertarian candidates are great in debates, so opponents collude to exclude them

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On Oct. 8, the Indiana Debate Commission staged a debate between candidates on the ballot for senator from Indiana, Republican Mike Braun, Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly, and Libertarian Lucy Brenton. Lucy arguably won the debate, and invited people to follow her with the hashtag #ILoveLucy. Even Donnelly said, “I love Lucy too.”

This particular debate followed a formal structure that allowed equal time for each candidate to answer and follow up on each question.… Read more ...

LP.org: Ballot access and Brandon Phinney

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Dear Libertarian,

The national party works very hard throughout the election cycle to chip away at laws and other barriers that keep Libertarian candidates off ballots.

There are countless stories about why this is important but allow me to share one with you today.

Many Libertarians recognize Brandon Phinney’s name and know that he is an elected state representative in New Hampshire.Read more ...

Libertarian Party of Alabama ‘Condemns Unethical Ethics Commission, Calls for Prosecution of Grifting Etowah Sheriff’


Sheriff Todd Entrekin, above, misappropriated $750k from inmate food fund to buy beach house

Montgomery, AL – The Libertarian Party of Alabama is outraged to learn of the misnamed Alabama Ethics Commission’s unanimous vote on October 2nd to drop an ethics violation case against Etowah County’s notoriously corrupt Sheriff Todd Entrekin.… Read more ...