Tag Archives: California

Istvan: Aging is a disease

Zoltan Istvan, the Transhumanist Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, is now seeking the Libertarian Party’s 2018 nomination for governor of California. Istvan reports on the Google+ social network that The Daily Dot has published “[t]he first of my major #Libertarian policy articles for my California gubernatorial run.”

Titled “Why aging is a disease,” with the teaser “The future of Libertarianism could be radically different,” the piece argues that aging, disease and other “natural” ills are no less violations of the non-aggression principle than is human initiation of force:

A challenge has recently been posed to the non-aggression principle.

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Breaking: Dr. Don Grundmann to Announce Presidential Candidacy

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Dr. Don Grundmann, chairman of the Constitution Party of California informs me he will seek the 2016 presidential nomination of the Constitution Party.  Grundmann, a 64 year old chiropractor from San Leandro, California has twice sought the White House and is currently running for U.S. Senate.

I stumbled upon the news after asking Grundmann about the use of the phrase “Upon my election to the Presidency” on his official Senate campaign website.  … Read more ...

Live Stream (and then video) Scheduled: 2016 Southern California Libertarian Regional Conference

An annual event by the San Bernardino County Libertarian Party and the Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County.… Read more ...

Judge Jim Gray: Liberty and the Right to Travel

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January 4, 2016

Liberty requires the right to unrestricted foreign travel, so our government generally should have no right to impede that travel. It does have the right to place some reasonable conditions upon that right – but only in those rare occasions in which that travel is for the purpose of causing material harm to our national safety or interests.… Read more ...

Supreme Court declines to hear “Top Two” appeal from California minor parties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is turning away a challenge from minor political parties in California that claim they are essentially excluded from general election ballots because of the state’s top-two primary system.

The justices on Tuesday rejected an appeal from the Green and Libertarian parties, among others.

h/t Ballot Access News. Read more ...

Lawsuit Filed in California Challenging Anti-Prostitution Law

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This was sent to me by Starchild for publication here

The Libertarian Party of San Francisco is among the supporters of a lawsuit aimed at overturning California’s anti-prostitution law. Here is a press release from the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project, which funded the suit.

Love & Liberty,
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Contact: Maxine Doogan at 415-265-3302 info@esplerp.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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A lawsuit against the state of California’s outdated law that criminalizes paid sexual relations among consenting adults will be heard in federal court in Oakland on August 7, the civil rights group Erotic Service Providers Legal, Education and Research Project (ESPLERP) announced today.… Read more ...

But Not When It Counts: A Critique of CA’s Top-Two Primary

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Feb 12, 2015

By Andrew Gripp

Let’s imagine there are three voters all in the same district: Mr. Blue, Mrs. White, and Mrs. Green.

•Mr. Blue is a registered Democrat, and his favorite candidate is also a Democrat, Candidate L – a liberal. His second preference is Candidate M – a moderate Democrat.… Read more ...

Richard Winger Featured In Article About California’s “Top-Two” Lawsuit Appeal

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Partisan Advocate Fears Calif. Court May Side with Voters

Jan 16, 2015
By Shawn M. Griffiths

On Thursday, January 15, oral arguments were made before the California State Appeals Court in San Francisco in the case Rubin v. Bowen. Third parties continue to challenge the nonpartisan, top-two open primary in the state, claiming that the system violates the association rights of political parties and disenfranchises third-party voters in the general election.… Read more ...

News From Libertarian Candidates Across the Country

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The IPR writers haven’t been able to keep up with all the news in the third-party/Independent world over the past month or so. In an effort to catch up on some of the activity and news of Libertarian candidates, this article will list many of the pieces I have found on Facebook and other sources.… Read more ...

Independent Candidate Steve Stokes Challenges Two-Party System in California

Mr. Stokes is running in California’s District 28. He is running against the incumbent, Democrat Adam Schiff.… Read more ...

California College Libertarians: A Response to Obama’s ISIL Strategy

CA College LibertariansHere’s an op-ed written by California College Libertarians, a group established in California this year.

Do we even need an introduction? Let’s just get to the point.

My fellow Americans, tonight I want to speak to you about what the United States will do with our friends and allies to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group known as ISIL.… Read more ...

Jed Ziggler: Steve Peace Misleads Voters on Top Two and Alternative Parties

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Jed Ziggler, who is one of our top writers and commenters here on IPR, has written this rebuttal to an article which appeared August 7, 2014 in IVN , which makes the assertion that the states of Washington and California have third parties which are “thriving” due to the Top-Two laws which have been passsed in those states.Read more ...