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

Alexandria Brown: Response to Ryan Ramsey and Timeline of Events


Ryan Ramsey is the guy with no shirt on in the photo above.

Via email from Alexandria Brown, in response to an article by Ryan Ramsey. My own response to sections of that article as well as a followup article dealing with myself, IPR and Warren Redlich is still forthcoming.Read more ...

NC: Ballot Access, Top Two Only bills introduced


Ballot Access News
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On April 11, North Carolina Representatives Ken Goodman (D-Rockingham) and Pricey Harrison (D-Greensboro) introduced HB 737. It converts North Carolina elections for Congress and state office to a top-two system. The bill does not provide for “preference” or “prefers” to appear on the ballot. Nor does it say that the ballot should carry an explanation that party labels on the ballot do not mean that the party approves of any candidate with that party’s label.

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Zoltan Istvan: ‘Is monetizing federal land the way to pay for basic income?’

Zoltan Istvan at TechCrunch. Istvan was the presidential candidate of the Transhumanist Party in 2016 and is seeking the California governorship as a Libertarian in 2018. Due to California’s laws the party has no say in who runs with its label, and multiple Libertarians can be on the primary ballot against candidates of other parties and non-party candidates with no party nominations.Read more ...

Pittsburgh LNC reports posted online

Libertarian Party

Posted at https://www.lp.org/event/lnc-meeting/. Additional reports will be posted at that link as they come in over the next few days.

April 15 @ 9:00 amApril 16 @ 2:00 pm EDT

Event Navigation

Libertarian National Committee (LNC) quarterly business meeting

Who: LNC and some staff.… Read more ...

Libertarians United Against Fascism: ‘To the Cowardly Collaborators of the Libertarian Party of Florida, and a Call to Action Against Them’


Above: Augustus Invictus, Ryan Ramsey and friends.

Found by way of pingback on a previous IPR article. Posted at Libertarians United Against Fascism:

This post is saved on archive.is and archive.org. Contact details, addresses and other personal info for the profiled individuals are listed on Ghostbin [archive].

Introduction

On Friday April 7th, the Libertarian Party of Florida issued a press release retracting a statement made by the Executive Committee (EC) in Oct.… Read more ...

Pennsylvania Likely to Hold a Special U.S. House Election Later This Year; Greens and Libertarians Can Run Without Petitioning

Ballot Access News:

According to this story, Pennsylvania U.S. House member Tom Marino, a Republican representing the 10th district, is expected to resign his seat soon, which will mean a special election later this year. Although the Libertarian and Green Parties are not on the ballot in Pennsylvania for regularly-scheduled elections, they are considered to be on the ballot for all special elections.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party: ‘We are going to outmaneuver and outwork them’

Via LP.org and email blast:

Dear Libertarian,

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been pushing our special opportunity to have donations to the Ballot Access Fund TRIPLED.

Many thanks to all those who have donated!

So far, we’ve raised over $23,000, which triples to $69,000!

Those funds are going to make a big impact.… Read more ...

Zachary Foster: ‘Breaking News from Havana! Secret Police going after more libertarians after LNC resolution’

Zachary Foster at LPNevada.org:

Mises Institute Cuba
Benjamin Franklin Libertarian Library

For immediate distribution:

Yesterday, April 5, at approximately 12:30pm, two State Security agents were came to the home of libertarian activists and spouses, Heriberto Pons Ruiz and Caridad Ramírez Utria, looking for Heriberto. The home doubles as Headquarters for the Benjamin Franklin Libertarian Library.… Read more ...

David Colborne: Augustus Sol Invictus Is Not Welcome In My State

David Colborne at LPNevada.org:

This was originally posted on Vice-Chairman David Colborne’s Facebook wall.

It has come to my attention that there is a bit of confusion regarding my feelings surrounding the deservedly failed senatorial candidate that calls himself “Augustus Sol Invictus” and surrounding what I think the appropriate measures are to deal with him and his allies.… Read more ...

Update on Augustus Invictus criminal allegations and retraction of censure from Florida LP; possible disaffiliation by LNC floated

Since my last update:

1. The LPF retracted last year’s censure of Augustus Invictus. The new press release reads:

Statement Regarding Augustus Sol Invictus

The Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) has conducted a review of a press release regarding Augustus Sol Invictus that was published on October 5th, 2015, and has concluded that it exceeded the mandate of the executive committee as discussed in its monthly meeting on October 4th, 2015.

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Libertarian state conventions in Arkansas, Illinois, Mississippi, New Mexico this weekend

According to the LP.org listing Libertarian state conventions are being held in Arkansas, Illinois, Mississippi, and New Mexico this weekend. I’m on the ground in Arkansas and will try to liveblog the convention here in the comments on this post.

https://action.lpar.org/lpar-2017-convention/:

April 8th at the Burgundy Hotel in Little Rock!

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Green Party statement on Trump’s missile strike in Syria

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States strongly condemned President Donald Trump’s unilateral cruise missile strike on a Syrian government airfield and called for a halt to further overt and covert military action by the U.S.

Greens called for an internationally cooperative and impartial investigation of the nerve gas attack in Idlib province that killed scores of civilians, which supposedly motivated Mr.… Read more ...