Why there is no other sound basis for government than the preservation of liberty.
I was challenged recently as to why the protection of liberty was the only valid basis for government. The person I was having the discussion with, pointed to a couple of other potential possibilities, such as human happiness, as other sound motives for government.
June 8th, 2013, from the Constitution Party of Alabama website:
1st Congressional Response
As many of you know, there will be a special election for U.S. Congress this fall. The election is not official, but is pending the August resignation of Representative Jo Bonner. The following addresses some of the questions we have received:
Will the Constitution Party of Alabama enter this race?… Read more ...
Senator Cam Ward (R-Alabaster) has introduced SB 17. It lowers the number of signatures for statewide independent candidates from 3% of the last gubernatorial vote, to 1.5% of the last gubernatorial vote. It makes no change to the procedures for new or previously unqualified parties. Also, it has no effect on the independent presidential candidate petition, which is already substantially easier than the procedures for independent candidates for other office.
I attended three tea parties [April 15, 2010] in south Alabama.
I was petitioning to put the Constitution Party on the ballot for Congress.
[I’m a Libertarian, but] the LP candidate always runs as a write in, and neither he nor the state election officials can tell me how many votes he got in any year except 2002, when we had ballot access; additionally, he is rabidly pro-war in the middle east, which I greatly dislike in a federal candidate.… Read more ...