Tag Archives: Texas Libertarian

Texas Libertarians oppose HB 418 “poll tax” on candidates

Press release sent to IPR:

LIBERTARIANS OPPOSE “POLL TAX” ON CANDIDATES

HB 418 imposes new fees on third parties and independents

Last Monday, the Libertarian Party of Texas testified before the Texas legislature’s elections committee against HB 418. This bill would impose prohibitive filing fees on competitors to the Republicans and Democrats (such as Libertarians, other third parties, and independents).… Read more ...

Dallas County Libertarian Party youtube spot

Via John Jay Myers at facebook and Grassroots Libertarians:

Description at youtube (with slight corrections): The Dallas County Libertarian Party wants you to know that all elections are not about the Presidency. With a solid group in Dallas we could influence politics as usual a great deal.

Too often voters get hung up believing that they can’t change politics on a local level.… Read more ...

Pat Dixon via Libertarian Party blog: ‘The Gay Agenda’

Pat Dixon’s column introduced by Brad Ploeger at Libertarian Party blog:


The Libertarian Party of Texas’s Chairman, Pat Dixon, wrote an excellent piece and with his permission I am reposting it here on LP.org the original post may be found here.

"I don’t know why you feel compelled to support a queer lifestyle when there are so many more important items on our agenda.

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Austin Liberator: ‘Remarkable decade for Travis County Libertarian Party’

Via LP blog:

The following is the November 14, 2010 issue of Austin Liberator, the weekly email newsletter of the Travis County (Texas) Libertarian Party.


1. Looking back at a remarkable decade for the Travis County LP

December 4, 2010 marks the tenth anniversary of the Austin Liberator (that is,this newsletter) starting publication on Yahoo!Groups.… Read more ...

Libertarian and Green Parties retain ballot access in Texas

From the Lone Star Report via TPID:

It’s true that Texas Democrats did not file a candidate in the race for Comptroller, leaving only Republican incumbent Susan Combs versus two third-party candidates. But that doesn’t mean this race doesn’t represent a loss for Democrats (at least, in future elections). We previously reported that if the Green Party took more than 5 percent in this race, they would be in a position to chip away at close Democratic races in upcoming years — the same as what Libertarians theoretically do to Republican candidates.

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Dallas County Libertarian Party: “Good News For Libertarians”

Emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com:

Even as pendulum of partisan politics continues to swing back and forth between the incumbent parties of big government, this year freedom finally has cause to rejoice. More and more people in Dallas and nationwide are beginning to see through the “two-party system”, and they are increasingly seeing the Libertarian Party as a viable alternative.… Read more ...

Republicans and Democrats Woo, Cajole, Intimidate Libertarian Candidates

From: Patrick Dixon, chair of the Libertarian Party of Texas

AUSTIN, TEXAS – September 13, 2010 — It has been recently reported that some Libertarian candidates have withdrawn from the November elections. It has also been suggested that threats and intimidation from incumbent politicians, and Republicans in particular, are the cause of these withdrawals.… Read more ...

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 ...

Libertarian John Jay Myers (TX-32): League of Women Voters Answers

LWV questions

Myers responses:

1. Please describe the training and experience that qualify you for this office. (50 words)

I have read and understood the Constitution of the United States. I understand that our country is going bankrupt, and that we can no longer continue to spend money on policing the world or running a corporate welfare state.… Read more ...

TX: Gov candidates Kathie Glass (L), Bill White (D) Address North Texas Crime Commission; Rick Perry (R) skips

HOUSTON, TEXAS – August 31, 2010: Kathie Glass, the Libertarian nominee for Texas governor and Bill White, the Democratic nominee, will share a forum before the North Texas Crime Commission on Wednesday, Sept 1, 7:30 AM at the Park City Club, 5956 Sherry Lane, Suite 1700, Dallas, Texas. The candidates will address challenges facing criminal justice in Texas.… Read more ...

The best thing about running for Congress, by John Jay Myers (Libertarian, TX-32)

Email from John Jay Myers:

One of my favorite things about running for office in Dallas is filling out the Dallas Morning News Questionnaire.

What changes, if any, would you recommend in the Obama administration’s strategy in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan is a quagmire. We need to get out of it of immediately.… Read more ...

Republican Precinct Chair endorses Libertarian John Jay Myers for Congress

Libertarian Party blog:

John  Jay Myers on red couchTexas Libertarian John Jay Myers is running for U.S. Representative in the 32nd District. A local Republican Party precinct chair endorsed Myers recently, writing this:

As a Republican Precinct Chair, people have asked me why I am not supporting the party’s nominee and incumbent, Pete Sessions.

Here are just a few reasons why:

1.

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