Tag Archives: tea parties

Jesse Walker: A farewell to Bob Barr-endorsed Russ Feingold

Jesse Walker at Reason Hit and Run:

Russ Feingold wasn’t just endorsed by Bob Barr. He was the Bob Barr of the left, and I mean that mostly as a compliment. When Barr was in Congress he could be bad on “social” freedoms, especially the drug war, but he nonetheless took stances on privacy and due process that made him far above average on civil liberties as a whole.… Read more ...

Ralph Nader: ‘Corporate socialism controls American government’

Dandelion Salad by way of On The Wilder Side:



Nader believes that Theodore Dreiser put it very well many years ago, when he said that “the corporations are the government”.

“Knowing they [corporations] can’t be out front because people don’t like a lot of these big corporations, they are ripped off by the banks and credit card companies, they camouflage and their camouflage is that they give the Tea Parties certain deceptive information and focus on certain politicians, and therefore they continue their work behind the scenes.

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John Jay Myers: ‘Stop Stealing My Stuff’

By John Jay Myers, Libertarian for US House (TX-32):

Originally the message of the Tea Party seemed clear “Less taxes and spending”. Simple enough, Right? Somehow they have gotten distracted. Very, very distracted. I know that all Tea Parties and their participants are different, so it is not fair for me to throw them all under the bus.… Read more ...

Field report: Petitioning for Constitution Party at Alabama Tea Parties

Posted by me (Paulie) in comments on a previous post; slightly edited:

Libertarians question Republican participation in Tea Parties

I attended three tea parties [April 15, 2010] in south Alabama.

I was petitioning to put the Constitution Party on the ballot for Congress.

[I’m a Libertarian, but] the LP candidate always runs as a write in, and neither he nor the state election officials can tell me how many votes he got in any year except 2002, when we had ballot access; additionally, he is rabidly pro-war in the middle east, which I greatly dislike in a federal candidate.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party blog and Monday Message: Convention, Tea Parties, and Boortz

Via http://www.lp.org/blogs/staff/lp-monday-message-convention-tea-parties-and-boortz and email. IPR Note from Paulie: although this reposting is late as far the April 15 tea parties go, the rest is still relevant, and IMO it is relevant as far as providing a comment-accepting forum regarding what goes out over LP.org and the LP email list.

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Radio host Neal Boortz has been booted from our St.… Read more ...

Bob Barr To Appear On Cavuto and at Atlanta Tea Party

Bob Barr, the former Libertarian Presidential candidate in 2008 and former Congressman from Georgia, is scheduled to come on Neil Cavuto’s show any minute now. He is present at the Atlanta Tea Party and will be speaking. He is going to be interviewed on the subject of the political makeup of the teaparties.… Read more ...

LP of Texas: Libertarians Mobilize for Tax Freedom Day; Tea Parties: Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

Press release from Libertarian Party of Texas emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Libertarians Mobilize for Tax Freedom Day; Tea Parties
Rallies and Dinner Events Planned
LP Gubernatorial Candidates Forum

AUSTIN, TEXAS – April 14, 2010 – Libertarians across Texas will commemorate Tax Freedom Day and rally against the income tax in Tea Parties across the state this week.… Read more ...

Libertarians question Republican participation in Tea Parties

Press release via email and LP.org:

WASHINGTON – Wes Benedict, Executive Director of the Libertarian Party, issued the following statement today:

“Many Libertarians around America are planning to go to Tea Party rallies tomorrow. I also expect lots of Republican activists and politicians to be there. But frankly, I don’t think those Republicans belong there.… Read more ...