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Virginia Independent Green Carey Campbell will be on IPR radio Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 8 PM EST

Carey Campbell is the chairman of the Independent Green Party, which is actually not the state affiliate of the Green Party in Virginia.  Listen here.  Submit any questions you would like asked in the comments.

Carey Campbell describes himself as:

I’ve been a candidate for local office in 1999, 2007, 2009, and plan to be again in 2011.  Each time for local office.

I have been a prolific recruiter of hundreds of Independent Green candidates, and Virginia’s leading signature gatherer.

Current Home: North Springfield
Hometown: North Springfield
Education: University of Maryland, B.A. (European Division)
University of Freiburg, Germany
University of Kentucky – business and accounting
Professional experience: Accountant
Political Experience: State Chairman, Independent Greens of Virginia; National Chairman, Draft Michael Bloomberg
Civic Experience: North Springfield Civic Association Board Member, North Springfield PTA member, past vice president of the Fairfax County Federation of Civic Associations


  1. Repeal_The_Va_Radar_Detector_Ban Repeal_The_Va_Radar_Detector_Ban September 16, 2010

    As you may know, Virginia is the only state that bans the use and sale of radar detectors. There is no evidence that the radar detector ban increases highway safety. Our nation’s fatality rates have fallen consistently for almost two decades. Virginia’s fatality rate has also fallen, but not any more dramatically than it has nationwide. Research has even shown that radar detector owners have a lower accident rate than motorists who do not own a detector.

    Maintaining the ban is not in the best interest of Virginians or visitors to the state. I know and know of people that will not drive in Virginia due to this ban. Unjust enforcement practices are not unheard of, and radar detectors can keep safe motorists from being exploited by abusive speed traps. Likewise, the ban has a negative impact on Virginia’s business community. Electronic distributors lose business to neighboring states and Virginia misses out on valuable sales tax revenue.

    Radar detector bans do not work. Research and experience show that radar detector bans do not result in lower accident rates, improved speed-limit compliance or reduce auto insurance expenditures.
    • The Virginia radar detector ban is difficult and expensive to enforce. The Virginia ban diverts precious law enforcement resources from more important duties and this ban may be ILLEGAL.
    • Radar detectors are legal in the rest of the nation, in all 49 other states. In fact, the first state to test a radar detector ban, Connecticut, repealed the law – it ruled the law was ineffective and unfair. It is time for our Virginia to join the rest of the nation.
    • It has never been shown that radar detectors cause accidents or even encourage motorists to drive faster than they would otherwise. The Yankelovich – Clancy – Shulman Radar Detector Study conducted in 1987, showed that radar detector users drove an average of 34% further between accidents (233,933 miles versus 174,554 miles) than non radar detector users. The study also showed that they have much higher seat belt use compliance. If drivers with radar detectors have fewer accidents, it follows that they have reduced insurance costs – it is counterproductive to ban radar detectors.
    • In a similar study performed in Great Britain by MORI in 2001 the summary reports that “Users (of radar detectors) appear to travel 50% further between accidents than non-users. In this survey the users interviewed traveling on average 217,353 miles between accidents compared to 143,401 miles between accidents of those non-users randomly drawn from the general public.” The MORI study also reported “Three quarters agree, perhaps unsurprisingly, that since purchasing a radar detector they have become more conscious about keeping to the speed limit…” and “Three in five detector users claim to have become a safer driver since purchasing a detector.”
    • Modern radar detectors play a significant role in preventing accidents and laying the technology foundation for the Safety Warning System® (SWS). Radar detectors with SWS alert motorists to oncoming emergency vehicles, potential road hazards, and unusual traffic conditions. There are more than 10 million radar detectors with SWS in use nationwide. The federal government has earmarked $2.1 million for further study of the SWS over a three-year period of time. The U.S. Department of Transportation is administering grants to state and local governments to purchase the SWS system and study its effectiveness (for example, in the form of SWS transmitters for school buses and emergency vehicles). The drivers of Virginia deserve the right to the important safety benefits that SWS delivers.

    Please sign this petition and help to repeal this ban and give drivers in Virginia the freedom to know if they are under surveillance and to use their property legally:


    Action in front of WBZ studio’s exclusionary debate on Tuesday, Sept. 14th starting at 7:00PM. WBZ studios are located at 1170 Soldiers Field Road in Boston.

    Befitting a candidate with a CD of her own under her belt, the Stein team has added a song to the web site as part of the campaign’s fundraising initiatives moving into the critical September cycle.

    The song, “Follow the Money” was written for the campaign by award-winning singer songwriter Tom Neilson, and produced by noted local singer-song writer, Ken Selcer, who backs up Neilson on the recording with guitar, bass, and organ.

    The song can be heard online at

  3. Ross Levin Ross Levin Post author | September 10, 2010

    Green Party – do you have any questions for him?

  4. Green Party Green Party September 10, 2010

    Dr. Brad Blanton,
    Independent Green Party of Virginia 7th District Chairman

    Independent Green Party candidate for congress in 2004 and 2006

    Dr. Blanton received almost 25 per cent of vote in 2004


  5. MORE inter net NEUTRALITY:

    Share: The Federal Communications Commission has “extended their comment period” on the subject of regulating the internet. This “comment period” is a charade to create the appearance that the public has some sort of voice in the seizure of power that they are about to attempt.

    The Federal Communications Commission is now a part of the Department of Homeland Security. Like every other ‘administrative agency’ the unelected bureaucrats at The Federal Communications Commission unconstitutionally make up “laws”, but call these laws “regulations”.

    “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.”
    The Declaration of Independence

    Administrative agencies enforce their own laws by assessing fines, and issuing orders. They conduct their own trials, but call these trials “hearings”. Thus, they wield legislative, executive, and judicial power all in the same agency.

    [Lake: and on the state level CALVETS / CDVA, with a turn over rate approaching Nazi tribunals and Kommunist Kangaroo Kourts —- when no one is observing!]

  6. Green Party Conservative Green Party Conservative September 9, 2010

    Campbell Green Party interview.

    Cool. Indeed.

    Green Party candidate recruiter extraordinary…

    Videos to follow….


    Call-in Number: (347) 989-8249
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    Date / Length: 9/12/2010 7:00 PM – 1 hr

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    Join your host, Butch Porter and Producer Jason Hale as they talk about the political happenings of the day. This week, we have Peter Bearse who is running for Congress in the 1st District of New Hampshire. Also, Hon. Michael Warren, Jr, Founder of Patriot Week will be on the program. Tune in live or catch it on the archives.
    Politics Conservative

    * Jason Hale Rss
    * Butch Porter Rss
    * American Conservative Party Rss
    * Congress Rss
    * Candidates Rss

    [Lake: possibly the answer to ‘If not the (imploding, corrupt, Baldwin Less, decomposing national Veterans hating ) Constitution Party ——- then who (or whom) will it be: well the American Conservative Party, for one!]

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