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Chuck Baldwin: The Confederate Flag Needs To Be Raised, Not Lowered

Chuck Baldwin was the 2008 presidential nominee of the Constitution Party.  He wrote the following commentary today in response to the recent efforts to censor the Confederate battle flag from public view.

File:Confederate Rebel Flag.svg

Ladies and gentlemen, I submit that what we see happening in the United States today is an apt illustration of why the Confederate flag was raised in the first place.… Read more ...

Tom Knapp: “States’ Rights” Are Statist Rubbish

Posted by Thomas Knapp at Center for a Stateless Society:

Most examinations of the doctrine of “states’ rights” are constitutional in scope. That is, they consider the meaning, import and impact of the term in light of the 10th Amendment. In order to get to where I’m going with this look at “states’ rights,” we’re going to have to walk over some explanatory constitutional ground, but let me warn you in advance to put on your best hiking boots … we’re going to venture all the way out the other side of that ground and into some very different territory before we’re done.… Read more ...

Greens want reparations

Green Party Watch reports

[A recent] vote by the House of Representatives to apologize for slavery and Jim Crow segregation laws may provoke a discussion on reparations for descendants of African slaves. Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente are on record in support of such reparations, and the Green Party platform has the following to say on the subject:

People of color in this country have legitimate claims to reparations in the form of monetary compensation for centuries of discrimination.

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George Phillies’ statement to Massachusetts State Committee

I first received this several weeks ago. At that time George asked me to hold off on posting it. I note it has now been published at Last Free Voice.

Phillies Statement to the Massachusetts State Committee
(Edited from the May LPMass Minutes)

Last week I spent eight days in scenic Denver at our libertarian party national convention.

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