Author Archives: Wang Tang-Fu

D. Frank Robinson: ‘Censorship: The State Monopoly of Ballot Printing’

Submitted by D. Frank Robinson to IPR for publication:

Does giving the state governments a monopoly of printing ballots violate the individual’s First Amendment right by abridging freedom of the press?

Until the late 1800’s, all ballots, votes recorded on paper, in the United States were cast as write-in ballots. Voters prepared, that is published, their own ballots or used pre-printed ballots published by political parties.… Read more ...

KN@PP Stir Podcast, Episode 126: ‘Please Refrain from Masticating the Henway’


The latest edition of Thomas Knapp’s podcast tackles IPR comment moderation, and other recent IPR topics such as the hospitalization of Lee Wrights, government plants in alt parties and discussions thereof, commenter impersonation in IPR comments, and “Libertarians” for Trump. The podcast weighs in at 22 minutes and 5 seconds, and IPR readers may want to give it a listen.… Read more ...

Working Families Party Wins Connecticut Special Legislative Election

Ballot Access News:

On April 25, Connecticut held a special election to fill the vacant State House seat, 7th district, in Hartford. The Working Families Party nominee, Joshua Hall, defeated his opponents. The vote by party: Working Families Party 625; Democratic 512; independent candidate 367. See this story.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: ‘Trump to continue Obama’s War on Whistleblowers’

Darryl Perry is chair of the LP of New Hampshire and sought the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2016:

George Orwell once wrote, “Truth is treason in an empire of lies.” This statement has become increasingly truer over the last decade with Thomas Drake, Shamai Leibowitz, Chelsea Manning, Donald Sachtleben, Stephen Kim, Jeffrey Sterling, John Kiriakou and Edward Snowden having been charged with violating the Espionage Act during the Obama Presidency.… Read more ...

R. Lee Wrights

Lee Wrights reportedly hospitalized

Jill Pyeatt
April 23, 2017 at 14:03

Troubling news: This was posted to Facebook 3 hours ago:

Please join me in prayer and well wishes for my friend, my Brother in Christ and Liberty, Roger Lee Wrights. He is in ICU and unconscious. To respect his and his family’s privacy, these are all the details I will disclose at this moment.

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Green Party prepares for People’s Climate March, April 29 in D.C. and across the U.S.

GP.org:

WASHINGTON, D.C.Green Party members are preparing to participate in the People’s Climate Movement March for Jobs, Justice and the Climate on Saturday, April 29, in Washington, D.C. and in related marches and events elsewhere in many cities in states.

Green Party candidates, officeholders, and leaders are continuing to promote the “Green New Deal,” a comprehensive plan to fight climate change and provide millions of new jobs by converting to a fossil-fuel-free economy.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Trump’s Hundred Days of Rage and Rapacity’

Ralph Nader at blog.nader.org:

The Lawless-loving corporatists have worked overtime to besmirch the word “regulation” (or law and order for corporations) and edify the word “deregulation,” to help bring about their dream state of dismantled or weakened regulation.

Here is one little-mentioned ongoing disaster of non-regulation costing our country. The patsy FAA, for decades after the hijacking of planes to Castro’s Cuba, refused to require the airlines to install toughened cockpit doors and stronger locks to prevent entry by terrorists bent on making the aircraft a destructive weapon.… Read more ...

Independent Party of Florida Regains Qualified Status

Ballot Access News:

On April 20, the Florida Secretary of State acknowledged that the Independent Party is again a qualified party. On February 20, 2017, the Secretary of State had revoked the party’s status because of tiny technical flaws in its financial reports.

The party re-filed. It now has the same status that it did last year, except that because the party ceased to be recognized for a few months, the state changed the voter registration records of all the party’s members so that it doesn’t now have any members, except for a few individuals who re-registered into the party on April 20-21.… Read more ...

Conference Call with Arvin Vohra: Libertarian Innovation in Education

You are invited
to a special conference call about
Libertarian Innovation in Education

featuring
LNC Vice Chair
Arvin Vohra

Wednesday, April 26

5 PM Pacific
6 PM Mountain
7 PM Central
8 PM Eastern

Arvin Vohra is the Vice Chair of the Libertarian National Committee (LNC) and the founder of Vohra Method, a free-market educational service that works with students nationwide and internationally.… Read more ...

LP News April 2017 issue is now online

Color image of front page of LP News April 2017 issueThe April issue of LP News is ready to view online.

Click here to read coverage of elected officials joining the Libertarian Party, court victories, campaign activities, our 2016 annual report, national and affiliate party accomplishments, and more.… Read more ...

Arvin Vohra: What EpiPen and Lasik reveal about healthcare

Arvin Vohra at LP.org:

Arvin Vohra

EpiPen is basically early 1900’s technology. It’s a syringe containing adrenaline, attached to a spring. During the last couple of years, the price has increased from $100 to $600 per device. Even though production cost has gone down to 10 dollars per device, the price
has gone up.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: ‘Make “Tax Day” simple, again!’


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:

US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) recently sent out an email titled “Tax Day Should Be Simple”.

Let’s dissect the title of this email. Most people understand “Tax Day” to mean that day of the year by which one is supposed to fill out a stack of documents stating how much money one earned in the previous year, and then after a series of calculations, one discovers they have either had too much money taken from them – and will receive a refund – or they discover they supposedly didn’t have enough taken from them – and will be required to send in payment to cover the amount the IRS claims is owed.… Read more ...