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American Third Party Report Interviews Bob Whitaker, American Freedom Party Presidential Nominee

From American Third Party Report

In an American Third Party Report exclusive, Bob Whitaker, the 2016 presidential nominee of the American Freedom Party, answers questions about his background, political views, and presidential campaign.  Below is the transcript and audio of the interview.

  1. What is your history with electoral politics? Which political candidates have you previously supported or endorsed?
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Libertarian candidates file suit against ban on medical marijuana campaign contributions



SPRINGFIELD — Two Libertarians seeking state office are suing the state over its prohibition on campaign contributions from the medical marijuana industry.

Claire Ball of Addison is seeking the office of state comptroller as a Libertarian Party of Illinois candidate, and Scott Schluter of Marion is running for the Legislature in the 117th Representative District under the same banner.Read more ...

Darryl Perry: SCOTUS rules on free speech

2016 Libertarian Party presidential candidate Darryl Perry wrote the following editorial for his blog Free Press Publications 

The US Supreme Court recently issued two seemingly conflicting rulings on free speech. Scotusblog reports the Supreme Court “gave state governments sweeping new control over the messages that can be put on auto and truck license plates but restricted governments at all levels from using differing rules to control the messages put on billboards and other outdoor signs.… Read more ...

William Saturn: The Story of Elisa Chan: A Victory for Free Speech

William Saturn is an IPR contributor and reporter for Wikinews. The following was posted on his blog on August 22, 2013: 

When former staffer James Stevens released the secret recording he made of San Antonio Councilwoman Elisa Chan, he felt her “anti-gay” comments would be her undoing. With a September vote upcomingto add gay and transgender people as a protected class in the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance, the resulting silence or absence of Chan would stand as a warning to anyone who dared speak out against the revision.… Read more ...

William Saturn: The Last Stop for Free Speech?

William Saturn is a longtime IPR contributor and accredited reporter for Wikinews.

No visitor retains the right to post on IPR. The owner can manage the site as he pleases. But there is no reason IPR cannot attempt to replicate the free and fair society that its owner, contributors, and followers envision.… Read more ...

Green-Rainbow Party says: Keep hands off protesters

A press release from the Green-Rainbow Party, the national Green Party affiliate in Massachusetts:

Keep Hands Off Protesters, Says Green-Rainbow Party

BOSTON – In response to the arrest of over 120 people early Tuesday morning, the Green-Rainbow Party (GRP) called for the City of Boston to find ways to accommodate the Occupy Boston demonstrators who have been gathering in the Dewey Square area of the City. … Read more ...

David Colborne: Nevada’s Colleges Not The Best For Free Speech

From an article by David Colborne on the Nevada Capital Libertarian Party blog:

FIRE recently announced via Huffington Post the top seven schools in the country that respect free speech. Sadly, none of them are in Nevada – in fact, both UNR and UNLV currently receive the dreaded “red light” rating from FIRE due to open-ended sexual harassment policies and ridiculously broad prohibitions against “offensive” speech from residents of on-campus housing and users of the universities networks.

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Wayne Root: What Will Obama Do if Egyptian-Style Crisis, Unrest & Revolt Hits America?

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and Best-Selling Author

Barack Obama and the U.S. government have called for a “peaceful transition” in Egypt, in response to massive protests, riots and escalating anarchy. But I wonder if President Obama is taking notes? I wonder if he realizes just how close America is to facing a similar crisis that could result in riots, revolt in the streets, and economic paralysis.… Read more ...

Starchild: Proposed resolution of Libertarian support for Julian Assange and WikiLeaks

Starchild comments on a previous press release by the Libertarian Party supporting Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks:


What paulie said — anti-TSA and pro-WikiLeaks! Both of these issues represent key tests of government power against civil liberties, one related to the First Amendment protections of freedom and speech and of the press, the other related to the Fourth Amendment protections from unreasonable search and seizure.… Read more ...

Peace and Freedom Party: WikiLeaks and the Prosecution of the Whistle-blowers

Resolution adopted by the State Executive Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party on January 9, 2011:

There are many alarming disclosures within the WikiLeaks documents which deserve scrutiny and further investigation. It is therefore all the more outrageous that instead of investigating what has been uncovered, the U.S. Government has, instead, focused its vast resources on an attempt to silence the alleged “whistle-blowers”.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: Blame Arizona shooting on the shooter

http://wrights2012.com/:

BURNET, Texas (Jan. 13) – It will be all too easy and popular to claim that the shooting in Arizona that killed six people was caused by the vitriol prevalent in American political discourse, but as usual the easy and popular explanation of this tragedy will avoid the truth, R.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: ‘Anti-war liberals should vote Libertarian to stop all wars’

BURNET, Texas (Oct. 27) -Anyone who opposes the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has a clear choice in this election. They should vote Libertarian said R. Lee Wrights, a potential candidate for the 2012 Libertarian presidential nomination.

“Anti-war liberals who supported President Obama in 2008 should know by now that he’s not going to end America’s foreign wars,” Wrights said.… Read more ...