(Posted by Paulie) According to George Phillies, Bill Redpath has proposed a motion: “We move to appoint Rebecca Sink-Burris and John Jay Myers as At-Large Representatives to the Libertarian National Committee for the remainder of the 2010-2012 term.” This may be voted on in the near future, so some LNC members are seeking input from IPR readers.
Here’s what we have so far. John Jay Myers seems to be a clear reader favorite. Runners up were Pat Dixon and Judge Jim Gray. Several people expressed the view that Ms. Sink-Burris should not be on the committee as At Large because she has already been removed from the committee for non-attendance as a Regional Representative this term.
Several people expressed the view that what state people are from does not matter, or that Texas has earned more seats than any other states (some LNC members have told me one objections to appointing both Myers and Dixon is that both are from Texas, which would give Texas 4 seats. The current motion gives Indiana 4 seats, including an officer).
These are a summary; read and add full comments here or add comments on this new post:
John Jay Myers and an unnamed younger activist who “supports more outreach to youth, more bottom-up, outside-the-box thinking, and the other key values of the Grassroots Libertarians Caucus“. Opposes considering Aaron Starr (note from Paulie: I don’t know whether Aaron Starr wishes to be considered).
Opposes considering Sink-Burris “if she has already vacated a seat on the LNC, she should not be appointed to a different one. Her region can keep her on the LNC if they choose to do so.”
John Jay Myers and Pat Dixon.
John Jay Myers and Judge Jim Gray.
John Jay Myers.
Around the Block a Few Times:
Perhaps just change by-laws so that those who narrowly fail at winning an At Large seat become the first runner-up, second runner-up, etc. and will serve if vacancies occur.
It would be appropriate for the LNC to ask the top two “also-rans” from the 2010 convention if they would be willing to serve.Pat Dixon of TX was in 6th place in the At Large race, with 168 votes (9 behind Kevin Knedler), and John Jay Myers, who was in 8th place and had 159 votes.
[Note: Reading the convention minutes, one might wonder why I skipped over Rebecca Sink-Burris, who was in 7th place with 167 votes. The reason I skipped over her is that she was elected to a region seat but de facto resigned from the LNC due to non-attendance, two meetings in a row.]
If the LNC were to appoint Pat & John, that would be a solid choice acceptable to many.
[I also think long-time LP activist and regional alternate Carl Vassar would make an excellent choice for one of the At Large seats.]
The grownups/workers/pragmatists, not idealogues/children/radical/slacker/purists.
I would like to see Mr. Meyers of Texas and Mr. Takenaga of California in those seats. They both seem well dedicated to empowering the party (note from Paulie: I don’t know whether Mr. Takenaga wishes to be considered).
John Jay Myers because he’s a positive force who would bring a new energy to the Libertarian National Committee!
I’m okay with John Jay Myers. I don’t know enough about the rest of the list to say anything intelligent about them. I’m also remarkably indifferent about where they come from – considering everything Texas has accomplished as of late, I think the people behind their efforts have every right to “stack” the LNC.
And from previous threads:
Libertarians for Duvalier-Mubarak 2012:
Read my lips: No New Texans!
How about Hosni Mubarak and Jean Claude Duvalier for LNC At Large?
1. They are not from Texas.
2. They have high level execution, er, I mean, executive experience with running many (water)boards.
3. Hosni Mubarak is worth like $70-80 billion. That’s nothing to sneeze at, folks.
And Baby Doc still has a few mill if Bob Barr can help him get it unlocked.
4. They know what to do with unruly, unhappy rank and file party members that get out of line.
5. As Bob Barr and Wayne Root are demonstrating, serving on the LNC is a great stepping stone to running for President.
(note from Paulie: I don’t know whether Mubarak and/or Duvalier wishes to be considered).
Michael H. Wilson:
The Texas LP has been pretty successful. Why not put a couple of the people who have contributed to that success on the LNC? Maybe they can transfer some of those skills.
Judge Jim Gray, great guy.
Purge all non-radicals.
If I were on the LNC, I would vote for John Jay Myers to fill the vacancy.
Dallas County LP Secretary Jordan Wagnon:
John Jay Myers.
John Jay Myers. I agree that Jim Gray would also be great.
John Jay Meyers would make a great addition to LNC. I think Judge Jim Gray would also make a great appointment to the LNC.
I also would love to see John Jay on the LNC.
John Jay is a no BS guy, he presents himself well, is well spoken, likable and can explain Libertarianism to the undecided vote very well.
To be honest, I supported him for LP Chair and still wish he had won.
heartily support John Jay Meyers for the at-large position. I have communicated with him extensively on Facebook and find his personal philosophy very much in line with traditional libertarianism. He is very active in spreading the message of the LP and I have no doubt that he will be an active participant in the party.
Note from Paulie:
Since I am putting this post up, I won’t put my own opinion here, but you can find it repeated more times than necessary or wise in the comments on the previous posts, and, probably before too long on this one as well.