While I’m no apologist for Duke Energy, I understand the dilemma the company faces in responding to the Dan River coal-ash spill.
Because we must buy electricity, and Duke Energy is virtually North Carolina’s only provider, it is a natural monopoly. Why would it have faced any financial barriers to ensuring the environmental safety of its power plants and transmission facilities?… Read more ...
What’s the #1 benefit that local Libertarian candidates can offer voters if elected?:
– Lower their tax bill so they can pay their bills, make ends meet, save, help others or buy more.
– Give them the freedom to use marijuana, or medical marijuana, without penalty or with less penalty.… Read more ...
We live in an unfree world that desperately needs our Libertarian principles of free choice, free markets and free minds. Unfortunately, we have been competing in election campaigns against the major parties in what can best be described as the equivalent of entering NASCAR racing events — with pathetic little peddle cars. … Read more ...
Yesterday at CPAC, the big conservative conference in D.C., Ron Paul supporters and other libertarians in the crowd spoiled a sweet Bush-era reunion by launching a shouting match and protest action. First, Donald Rumsfeld was brought onstage, where CPAC was to present him with, unbelievable as it sounds, its “Defender Of The Constitution” award.
Open letter from Ralph Nader and several other people (see end of article for list) to Barack Obama posted at Nader.org:
Dear President Obama,
The U.S. government bailout of, and acquisition of a majority share in, General Motors was an exceptional action, taken in response to exceptional circumstances. The U.S. stake in GM obviously poses novel managerial challenges to the government.… Read more ...
Cutler says he would establish an Office of Regulatory Review and Repeal within the governor’s office if elected. The office would “repeal or change regulations that are standing in the way of job growth,” according to an announcement from his campaign.
President Obama must cancel his plans for Atlantic and Alaskan offshore drilling, and hold BP and Halliburton liable for the Gulf spill’s damage, say Greens
• Green Party Speakers Bureau: Greens available to speak on energy
policy, climate change, and related issues:
• The Green Party’s 2010 Annual National Meeting, Detroit, Michigan,
June 24-27 http://greenpartymeeting2010.wordpress.com… Read more ...
April 30, 2010
WASHINGTON – Libertarian Party Executive Director Wes Benedict issued the following statement today, regarding the financial regulation legislation in Congress:
“The Libertarian Party opposes the legislation currently in Congress. Instead of removing harmful regulations that reduce competition, create winners and losers, and stifle the choices of consumers and financial firms, this legislation merely adds to that heap of regulations.… Read more ...