Tag Archives: jake towne

PA-15: Jake Towne Receives 8% Support in Independent Bid for US House

From Jake Towne via Third Party and Independent Daily:

From the not-yet-100%-official results from the state elections board, 15,241 votes were cast in favor of freedom in the district yesterday, for about 8% of the total. I suppose the bad news (and sorry to be blunt) is this means 92% of the votes were cast for more debt, war, taxes and reckless government spending.… Read more ...

Jake Towne Earns Local Newspaper Endorsement

[Somehow this editorial escaped IPR attention.]

Jake Towne, Independent Candidate for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 15th district, was recently endorsed by the Express-Times. This is one of the two major newspapers in the congressional district; the other does not endorse candidates. An excerpt from the editorial:

Republican incumbent Charlie Dent has done a credible job, but we need a break from mainstream Republican politics that caused the nation to rebel and elect Barack Obama in 2008.

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Jake Towne – “Jobs, Debt, Veterans, and War” Speech

Posted by Jake Towne at Liberty Maven on October 6:

Know ye not, Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow?” – Lord Byron

Last night at a local candidates’ night I gave the below speech, though the bracketed paragraphs were cut out due to time limitations.… Read more ...

Jake Towne at 3% in PA-15

A new poll was recently conducted for a local newspaper by Muhlenberg College on the race to represent the 15th congressional district of Pennsylvania. Here are some of the relevant facts concerning the poll and the Independent candidate in the race, Jake Towne.

  • Jake Towne takes 3% of the vote in the race, with 49% for incumbent Republican Charlie Dent and 38% for Democrat John Callahn.
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Jake Towne News Roundup

Haven’t followed Jake Towne’s Independent candidacy for the PA-15 congressional seat very consistently? Never fret; the candidate gets the news roundup of the night.

  •  Towne participated in the first debate of the race on Monday the 13th. Two local newspapers provided front-page coverage of the event, also featuring Democrat John Callahan and incumbent Republican Charlie Dent.
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Jake Towne campaign: ‘Remembering 9/11’

Sent via facebook on 9/11/10 from the Campaign of Jake Towne, independent libertarian for US House (PA-15):

Today is the ninth anniversary of a tragic day in American history. For all the turmoil, mourning, and strife, not much has come from the invasion of Afghanistan and the subsequent occupation of Iraq.… Read more ...

Green Howie Hawkins: 911, the Mosque and “why do republican rightwingers hate our freedom”

On The Wilder Side:

Notes from the Wilders:

Correct website for Green Party of New York State is www.gpny.org

Howie Hawkins tells us about the 1st amendment of the Constitution. Freedom of religion is the cornerstone to what our forefathers envisioned as a free society. With all the troubles of the working class in New York, these rightwing politicians only want to talk about “the 911 Mosque”.… Read more ...

Conservative Party of New York State campaigns against ‘Mosque at Ground Zero’

http://www.cpnys.org/:

Conservatives to Con Ed: No Mosque at Ground Zero

CPNYS Cordoba ConEd from Howard Lim, Jr. on Vimeo.

Watch our new ad, then call Andrew Cuomo

CPNYS Mosque Lazio Cuomo from Howard Lim, Jr. on Vimeo.

In case you missed Chairman Long debating on the Cordba Mosque on Fox 5 NY this morning, you can view the segment here.… Read more ...

Libertarian Peacenik on the “Ground Zero Mosque” and the Libertarian Party

Posted by Thomas Sipos at Libertarian Peacenik:

Wayne Allyn Root, John Hospers: The LP’s Anti-Libertarian Faces

Massachusetts Libertarian Party Chair George Phillies reports on Independent Political Report (comment 148):

“I am amused to report that the LNC was contacted by a reporter who wanted to do a story on possible interactions between the Libertarian Party and Malcolm X, the question being ‘Has Malcolm X inspired your Libertarian activism?’

“It was observed by one LNC member that there was a PA local candidate who was a member of the Nation of Islam.… Read more ...

Phil Maymin: In the Lower Manhattan Islamic center debate, everyone is pretending to be something they’re not

By Phil Maymin, 2006 Libertarian candidate for U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut’s 4th congressional district. Forwarded by Marc Montoni via email.

When it comes to the mosque to be built near Ground Zero in New York City, everyone is pretending to be something they’re not.

Perhaps for the first time since Grover Cleveland, a Democratic president is championing private property rights, states’ rights and a limited federal government.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Blog: ‘Ron Paul, former LP Presidential candidate, supports property rights of Islamic cultural Center supporters’

Libertarian National Committee Chair Mark Hinkle at Libertarian Party Blog:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20014453-503544.html

Libertarian Congressman Ron Paul is breaking with many of his fellow Republicans – among them his son Rand – to support the creation of the planned Islamic cultural center near the former site of the World Trade Center that has come to be known as the "ground zero mosque."

In a statement decrying "demagogy" around the issue, the former Republican presidential candidate wrote late last week that "the debate should have provided the conservative defenders of property rights with a perfect example of how the right to own property also protects the 1st Amendment rights of assembly and religion by supporting the building of the mosque."

 "Instead, we hear lip service given to the property rights position while demanding that the need to be ‘sensitive’ requires an all-out assault on the building of a mosque, several blocks from ‘ground zero,’" Paul continues.Read more ...

Libertarian Mike Beitler: ‘Mosque issue hijacked for political expediency’

Liberty Point:

The issue of whether or not to build a mosque near the site of the World Trade Towers terrorist attack has been hijacked for political expediency, said Mike Beitler, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in an op ed on his website. “To collectively blame every Muslim for the actions of a few is probably the most un-American act I can think of,” Beitler said.… Read more ...