Author Archives: Wang Tang-Fu

Ralph Nader: ‘The Losing Warfare State’

Ralph Nader at the Nader Page:

The USA is still bogged down in Afghanistan (the 16 year-old occupation is the longest in American history) and in Iraq (since the unconstitutional, illegal invasion of the country 14 years ago).

With about 30,000 poorly equipped fighters, the Taliban has held down a US equipped and trained Afghan army eight times larger in soldiers, plus the US forces – fluctuating from 100,000 at its peak to 8,500 now, plus contractors – with advanced air, sea and land weaponry that is second to none.… Read more ...

Nick Sarwark appearing on Glenn Beck radio and TV shows today

Via LP.org:

Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas Sarwark will be interviewed this Thursday on Glenn Beck’s radio and TV programs.

The radio program is called “The Glenn Beck Program” and will air from 9 AM to Noon ET on Thursday. For a list of broadcasting radio stations in your area who carry this show, visit GlennBeck.com/content/affiliates.… Read more ...

NH State Representative Joseph Stallcop switches to Libertarian

According to George Phillies in IPR comments

NH Representative Joseph Stallcop (Cheshire-4) announces joining the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire and NH House Libertarian Caucus with Rep. Caleb Q. Dyer

Stallcop, who is a college student, was elected as a Democrat. The Atlantic mentioned him last year in an article about young Bernie Sanders supporters.… Read more ...

Quest Riggs at Workers World: ‘New Orleans: Mass rally confronts racists over Confederate monuments’

Quest Riggs at Workers World (Party newspaper/website):

Some 1,200 people came out on May 7 for a loud and proud “second line” celebration of the demand to remove all symbols of white supremacy in New Orleans. In New Orleans parades, the second line of dancers or marchers come in behind the official first line.… Read more ...

Rick Sincere at Bearing Drift profiles Cliff Hyra, Libertarian for Governor of VA

Via LP.org:

Cliff Hyra

After receiving the Libertarian Party’s nomination for Governor of Virginia on Saturday, May 6, Mechanicsville lawyer and business owner Cliff Hyra predicted that Virginia will legalize marijuana before it privatizes the state’s ABC [liquor] stores.

“Of course, I’m for both,” he said, noting that “as we see the trend nationwide,” marijuana will be legalized or decriminalized within the next few years but “I really haven’t seen any movement toward deregulating liquor sales.”

Hyra ran unopposed for the Libertarian Party of Virginia’s gubernatorial nomination.… Read more ...

Knapp: ‘Real World Multiple Choice Quiz on Borders’

Thomas L. Knapp at Kn@ppster:

The options:

1. Open borders; or
2. Open borders and an expensive, intrusive, brutal police state that doesn’t and can’t actually “secure” them

Pick one.*

*Since this is a real world quiz, the utopian fantasy option of “secure” borders is omitted.… Read more ...

California Assembly Passes Bill, Deleting Old State Law that Says State Employees Can be Fired for Being a Member of the Communist Party

Ballot Access News:

On May 8, the California Assembly passed AB 22, which deletes an old law that says state employees can be fired if they are members of the Communist Party. Thanks to Libertarian Republic for this news. The vote was 41-30. The bill now goes to the State Senate.… Read more ...

LP.org: Republicans celebrate passage of weak bill with weak beer

LP.org:

Dear Libertarian,

Paul Ryan and the Republican establishment celebrated over Bud Light the narrow passage of the AHCA in the White House Rose Garden.

Their ‘victory’ was as lacking in substance as the beer they chose to drink.

The AHCA does nothing to solve the health care crisis that Americans are facing under the disaster of the Affordable Care Act.… Read more ...

Nicholas Sarwark: A Remembrance of Roger Lee Wrights (1958 – 2017)

LNC Chair Nicholas Sarwark at LP.org:

Lee Wrights

On May 4, 2017, the Libertarian Party lost one of its true luminaries and I lost a friend. Roger Lee Wrights passed away after leading a full life devoted to liberty and peace for all people.

I got to know Lee through his service on the LNC at various points between 2002 and 2014 and served with him on the Libertarian Party’s Judicial Committee from 2010 through 2012.… Read more ...

Arvin Vohra: An Open Letter to Justin Amash

Arvin Vohra at LP.org:

Arvin Vohra

Thank you for taking the time to explain your reasons for your vote on TrumpCare, and for being one of the few congressmen who communicates directly with his constituents. Although we are from different parties, I have often presented you as an example of a member of GOP that could be trusted to fight for Liberty.… Read more ...

Nine Constitutional Ballot Access Cases Pending in U.S. Courts of Appeals

Ballot Access News:

At least nine constitutional ballot access cases are pending in various U.S. Courts of Appeals around the nation. Here is a brief status summary:

1. The Eleventh Circuit has all the briefs in Hall v Merrill, 16-16766. The issue is whether Alabama can require a petition of 3% of the last gubernatorial vote in special elections for U.S.… Read more ...

Virginia Libertarian Party Nominates Cliff Hyra for Governor

Ballot Access News:

On May 6, the Virginia Libertarian Party held a state convention and nominated Cliff Hyra for Governor. See this story. Because the Virginia Libertarian Party has never been ballot-qualified, it must submit 10,000 signatures to put him on the ballot. The petition drive had been underway for several weeks and is expected to succeed.

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