Tag Archives: Peter Orvetti

Peter Orvetti: ‘Beyond Libertarianism’

Peter Orvetti writes at the Moderate Voice:

Before coming to realize that mine is a moderate voice, I spent some time in the libertarian movement. Part of that was just the idealism and extremity that often is a part of youth, but part of it was my own innate sense of the importance of freedom and individuality.… Read more ...

Tom Knapp: ‘Consciences of the Critics’

Posted by Tom Knapp at Kn@ppster:

Independent Political Report has been running and/or excerpting and/or linking to a number of reader reviews of Wayne Allyn Root’s recent campaign book, The Conscience of a Libertarian: Empowering the Citizen Revolution with God, Guns, Gambling & Tax Cuts.

While there’s certainly some overlap between IPR’s readership and KN@PPSTER’s, I figure that overlap isn’t total and that it’s worth providing KN@PPSTER readers an organized set of links to these reviews, which range from exceptionally laudatory to extremely negative.… Read more ...

Coverage varies on the release of FEC 2008 election results

from an opinion piece by IPR Contributor Kimberly Wilder at Onthewilderside.com:

FEC releases 2008 prez/congressional vote count: mixed media response

Ballot Access News is a site which focuses on why and how independent and third party candidates have so many ballot access hurdles to overcome. So, when the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) released its report on votes in the 2008 US Presidential race and Congressional races this week, Ballot Access covered the story in a straightforward way, and the FEC link was given.

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Peter Orvetti: Can the libertarian movement welcome “moderates”?

Former IPR writer Peter Orvetti posted this article at LibertyForAll.net. Although the article discusses the larger libertarian movement, which encompasses independents, members of a variety of large and small political parties and non-voters, the issues he discusses here are directly applicable to the Libertarian Party – and by more general implication, to all alternative parties and alternative political movements.Read more ...

Former IPR writer publishes book

Many of our long-time readers will remember the name of former writer, friend of IPR, frequent commenter, and source of wisdom: Peter Orvetti. He has published a book of his memoirs entitled “Reconciliation: A half-life“. Although this book is not strictly concerned with third parties or independent candidates, there are a number of episodes which mention the Reform Party and Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

Libertarian National Committee races for 2010

Does anyone wish to announce plans to run for LNC now, or know of people who have announced? Who is considering running, but has not decided yet? Please post in the comments.

One person who is not running, after having made tentative plans to run, is IPR’s Peter Orvetti:

As some of you know, I had been publicly considering running for the Libertarian National Committee in 2010.

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Socialists Brian Moore and Stewart Alexander send their thanks

Ed, Art, Socialist Party Members, Family and Friends:

No, it is Stewart and I who wish to thank all of the SP members, friends, family and volunteers who worked so hard, and gave of themselves so generously in our 2008 campaign.

A special thanks goes out to Matt Erard, our National Ballot Access Coordinator, for his diligent, effective and smart efforts in helping us qualify on eight state ballots and 22 others as official “Write-In”
candidates.… Read more ...