Tag Archives: Georgia

Time Capsule: Civil Rights Leader Praises Lester Maddox in 1990 Comeback Bid

Civil rights leader Hosea L. Williams all but endorsed Lester G. Maddox’s ill-fated bid to return to the Georgia governor’s mansion in 1990.

The blunt-spoken Williams, a fearless and confrontational activist who worked closely with the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., in the civil rights struggles of the 1960’s and later served a decade in the Georgia legislature, told a group of students at the University of Georgia that Maddox was no longer the fiery segregationist they had read about in history books and had a much better record when it came to appointing African-Americans than any of his predecessors.… Read more ...

Rand Paul Encourages GA Libertarians to Vote Republican in Senate Runoffs

Yesterday, Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky appeared on Fox News and encouraged those who voted for Libertarian Party candidate Shane Hazel in one of the two US Senate races in Georgia earlier this month to vote for the Republican candidates in the two runoff elections on January 5.  The runoffs feature incumbent Republican Senator David Perdue facing Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, and Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock challenging incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler. Read more ...

Ron Paul: Listening to the Coronavirus ‘Experts’ Has Led to Death and Despair

Former Congressman Ron Paul was the 1988 presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party. His two runs for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and 2012 brought notice to the libertarian movement.  He published the following editorial on the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity site today: 

On April 21st the Washington Post savaged Georgia governor Brian Kemp’s decision to begin opening his state after locking down for weeks.… Read more ...

Hawkins/Walker: Prosecute the Killers of Ahmaud Arbery in Federal Court

Green Party presidential frontrunner and party co-founder Howie Hawkins, who is also the 2020 Socialist Party USA presidential nominee, sent out the following press release yesterday with running mate Angela Walker:

Howie Hawkins and Angela Walker called for federal prosecution of the killers of Ahmaud Arbery on Thursday.

Arbery, a 25-year-old African-American man, was jogging unarmed when he was shot and killed by two white men in Brunswick, Georgia on February 23.… Read more ...

Libertarian State Leadership Alliance Schedules Executive Board Meeting

On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 10:13 AM, Brett Bittner wrote:

Please find below the proposed agenda for tonight’s call.
Here is the call-in information for those wishing to participate:
Dial-in number: (559) 546-1200
Meeting ID: 118-921-788
Meeting link: https://www.freescreensharing.com/meetings/118-921-788
Libertarian State Leadership Alliance
Executive Board Meeting (via teleconference)
November 10, 2013 – 8 PM Eastern/5 PM Pacific
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2008 Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate Bob Barr Announces Bid For U.S. Congress In 2014 As A Republican

From Bob Barr.com: 

“Smyrna, GA, Thursday, March 28, 2013”

“Former Congressman Bob Barr, who represented the 7th District of Georgia in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003, today announced he would seek the Republican nomination for the 11th District seat currently held by Rep. Phil Gingrey.

Yesterday Congressman Gingrey declared his candidacy for the United States Senate seat for which incumbent Saxby Chambliss will not seek reelection.

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Libertarian David Staples May Be Competitive In Georgia Statewide PSC Race

Via Brett Bittner:

The following message is forwarded at the request of LP Georgia’s Chairman on leave, Daniel Adams:

If the Libertarian Party wants to attain its biggest victory since our inception, they’ll donate today. www.votestaples.com/

In 2008, I informed people that we had a race in Georgia that had the potential for an LP candidate to top the one million vote mark running as a Libertarian in a state wide race… to which we were scoffed at and told we’d never come close and at most we could expect only 250k.

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Southern Party of Georgia: How to Get Off the U.S.S. Titanic – Part III

This is the third in a series of essays sent out by the Southern Party of Georgia. I posted the first one, but somehow missed the second one (available here). Below is the third. Each one contains an essay from a different Southern state on why they would be better off without the United States.… Read more ...

Constitution Party of Georgia: Remembering the Sacrifices of our Forefathers

Thoughts on the 4th of July

Your Role in Preserving our Grand Republic

America’s Founding Fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to the cause of freedom. To those of us who are 236 years removed from the American Revolution that may sound like nothing more than idealism.… Read more ...

Green Party of Georgia: End Torture in Prisons Now

The Green Party of Georgia has been making noise regarding the solitary confinement of 37 non-violent prison workers in 11 prisons across the state. Members of the Green Party have pledged to begin a hunger strike July 2nd if their demands have not been met.

On December 17th, 2010, in a meeting with representatives of over a dozen advocacy and community groups in Georgia, Timothy Ward, Facilities Director with the Department of Corrections acknowledged that 37 inmates had been subjected to ‘protective custody’ on suspicion of having served as instigators of the December 2010 strike, based on evidence that contraband cell phones had been confiscated from their personal property.

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Georgia Ballot Access Suit Makes Atlanta Journal Constitution Front Page

This is an e-mail from Garland Favorito. Again, I hesitate to post blatant fund raising appeals, but a ballot access challenge making the front page of a major newspaper is worth passing on:

VoterGA Supporters,

The recent ballot access law suit filed by the Green Party of Georgia and the Constitution Party of Georgia made the front page of the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Saturday June 2.… Read more ...

Constitution Party of Georgia: Georgia Ballot Access Lawsuit Needs Your Help

This is a fund raising appeal, but it contains a lot of information on the Georgia ballot access lawsuit:

Many of our faithful supporters over the years know the problem of Georgia election law and ballot access for our candidates. New supporters, know this: only “major” political parties in Georgia (Republicans and Democrats) get automatic ballot access, state-subsidized primary elections, etc.… Read more ...