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

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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

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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 ...

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 ...

American Freedom Party: U.S. Taxpayers Must Pay For Illegals’ Children Under Obama’s Amnesty

From the American Freedom Party website:

Illegal immigrants will receive huge payments from American taxpayers under rules now being imposed by President Barack Obama’s unilateral amnesty.

The illegals will get work-permits and Social Security cards, and will be required to pay taxes, according to Cecilia Munoz, the former immigration lobbyist who is now a top Obama aide.… Read more ...

Gary Johnson: The Patriot Act or Liberty, It’s Up to Us

From an Our America Initiative email blast:

Just when we thought the government’s vacuum cleaner approach to our personal data couldn’t become much more outrageous, the Wall Street Journal uncovered the fact that the Department of Justice has, since 2007, been flying Cessna aircraft over the U.S. to collect our cell phones’ unique registration information.… Read more ...

Instructions on Writing Letters To Judge Before Jim Duensing’s Sentencing

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This information was provided to me by Beth Duensing, mother of Jim Duensing. Jim was found guilty November 8 of three crimes associated with an incident 5 years ago where Jim was shot by a policeman. Background can be found here . This letter from Ray and Beth Duensing provides some instructions as to how Jim’s friends and fellow activists can correspond with the judge who will be present at Jim’s sentencing.Read more ...

Public Comment Sought in FEC Petition to Force CPD to Include ONE more Candidate in Presidential Debates

Presidential DebateIn a NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC published last week in the Federal Register, the Federal Election Commission is seeking comments on a Petition to revise its regulations to include one more candidate in the presidential and vice presidential debates.

The INTRODUCTION to the Petition states:

“It has been 22 years since the American public heard from someone other than the Democratic and Republican candidates during the presidential debates, even though a majority of Americans are eager for a candidate who presents an alternative to the two major parties.… Read more ...

Indiana Libertarian Party Retains Ballot Access for Sixth Time in a Row

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From the Libertarian Party website:

The Indiana Libertarian Party retained ballot access for the sixth time in a row, going back to 1994, as secretary of state candidate Karl Tagenhorst received 3.4 percent in this month’s general election.

The secretary of state candidate needs to get at least 2 percent for a party to retain ballot access in Indiana.… Read more ...

Pam Goode, Constitution Party Nominee for Alaska Legislature, Polled Almost Twice as Many Votes as the Democratic Nominee

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Most Alaska votes have now been counted. In this month’s election, Pam Goode, Constitution Party nominee for State House, district 9, polled 26.74% of the vote. She lost to Republican nominee Jim Colver, who got 58.16%. But she easily did better than the Democratic nominee, Mabel Wimmer, who only got 14.40%.… Read more ...

Mark Wachtler: ‘Sen. Rand Paul – no friend of the Opposition’

By Mark Wachtler at Opposition New:

Which pearl of wisdom is more correct – Keep your friends close and your enemies closer? Or, an enemy inside your house is more dangerous than an enemy outside your house? Kentucky US Senator Rand Paul is currently waging a one-man war against independents and opposition candidates across the country.

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