Nicholas Sarwark: Open Letter to Rand Paul Regarding War


Press Release

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

An open letter from Libertarian Party Chair Nicholas Sarwark to Sen. Rand Paul

Dear Sen. Paul,

We agree with you that Congress should obey the Constitution. We should never engage in foreign wars without a congressional declaration of war, a restraint on military action put in place by our Founding Fathers to ensure lawmakers never send our troops to war without deliberation.… Read more ...

Kshama Sawant Arrested During SeaTac Protest

Kshama Sawant

From Sarah Harvard at The Huffington Post:

Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant was arrested Wednesday night while protesting workers’ wages at Alaska Airlines’ Seattle headquarters.

A reverend and two airport workers were also arrested on disorderly conduct charges. The protesters spent about five hours in jail before Working Washington, an organization that advocates for equal pay, posted the $500 bail for each of them, according to The Seattle Times.… Read more ...

Zoltan Istvan to Run for President as Candidate of the Transhumanist Party

Writer & philosopher Zoltan Istvan has announced that he is running for President in 2016 as the candidate of the new Transhumanist Party, which he founded this year. Istvan made the announcement in a Huffington Post article entitled Should a Transhumanist Run for US President? From the announcement:

I’m in the very early stages of preparing a campaign to try to run in the 2016 election for US President.

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Socialist Alternative Calls for Further Protest over Ferguson Decision

A Socialist Alternative statement

The Grand Jury acquittal of Darren Wilson was rigged. The entire criminal justice system is a racist set-up to criminalize black youth. Over a million are in prisons for non-violent offenses while the real criminals on Wall Street never see the inside of a prison cell. Four times a week, a black man is killed by the cops or racist murderers like George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin’s killer.… Read more ...

Libertarians Won 8 Partisan Elections on 11/4, but All but 1 Were by Default


From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Libertarian Party nominees for partisan office won eight elections on November 4, but only one was contested. In the other races, the number of candidates on the ballot equaled the number of candidates to be elected.

1. Jacob Faught was elected Constable of Benton County, Arkansas, in Township 5.… Read more ...

November 2014 Open Thread

Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff….just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

Kansas Supreme Court disbars former Libertarian candidate for “inexplicable incompetence”

Dennis Hawver

Based on a 2005 trial, where acting as defense attorney he told jurors to both convict and execute his client, the Kansas Supreme Court has disbarred Dennis Hawver. Hawver is known for showing up at events dressed as Thomas Jefferson, which he also did for his disciplinary hearing.… Read more ...

Party for Socialism and Liberation Statement on President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

From Liberation News, Newspaper of the Party for Socialism and Liberation:

After winning limited concession, step up the fight for full equality!

Granting a concession to years of struggle from immigrant workers and youth, President Obama announced new immigration policies on November 20 that will provide temporary protection from deportation to roughly 4 to 5 million undocumented immigrants.… Read more ...

Keenan Wallace Dunham Seeking Libertarian Party Nomination for President

Keenan Wallace Dunham

Keenan Wallace Dunham, a self-described “Mensa High IQ genius scientist”, has announced his intention to seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 2016. From the “About” section of his campaign website:

Libertarian Candidate for President of the United States, Keenan W. Dunham, is a Christian dedicated to family values and peace in the world.… Read more ...

Kelly Gneiting: The Kingdom of God is Not a 501(c)3 Organization

From the Independent American Party website:

As in all election seasons, this past election created quite a stir among passionate Americans, determined to see progress. Among the many political subjects which seem to become the topic of conversation, inevitably the “separation between church and state” dilemma arises. On one occasion that took place about a week before the November 6th, 2012 election, a co-worker summed up her opinion to me by saying, “…one thing’s for sure, you should never discuss religion in political gatherings, neither politics in religious gatherings.”

This interpretation of a letter from Thomas Jefferson to a friend seems to be the opinion of the majority of unstudied (to the Founding era) Americans.… Read more ...

Constitution Party Wins 1 Partisan Office in Louisiana, a Second Goes to December 6 Run-Off


From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

On November 4, Constitution Party member Ronnie Broughton was re-elected to the Webster Parish, Louisiana School Board, in a partisan election. Because he was unopposed, that office in his district was omitted from the ballot.

Also on November 4, Constitution Party member Randy Fontenot placed first in a partisan election for Police Chief of Eunice, Louisiana.… Read more ...

Seattle Times: Activists in Alternative Parties Discuss Cooperating in State


Excerpt from this Seattle Times article, written by Joseph O’Sullivan:

It sounds like the start of a joke: A libertarian, a socialist, an anarchist and a Green Party member walk into a room.

But at the Traditions Cafe on Sunday night, representatives of the four disparate political movements took seats on a low riser in front of a crowd of about 40.… Read more ...