Daily Archives: July 1, 2008

Greens in Florida

Normally a state Green Party chapter would be happy to have an extra $10,000 in the bank. The good folks in the Green Party of Florida are a bit concerned because that extra $10,000 came in the form of filing fees from five people unknown to the Florida Greens.

As noted in a comment on an earlier post, because of recent changes in state law put forward by [read more]

Stephen Williams interviewed on Minnesota Public Television

Stephen Williams, who recently received the endorsement of the Independence Party of Minnesota for Senate, was interviewed this past Friday on Almanac, a St. Paul based public affairs program. The six minute interview includes the soft-spoken Williams’ views on a national sales tax (which he believes will [read more]

Libertarian Party, movement mourns passing of International Society for Individual Liberty President Vince Miller

I last saw Vince Miller at the LP National Convention in Denver. According to Tom Knapp, Vince got Valley Fever soon after Denver, although the doctors at first thought it was pneumonia. I am saddened that Vince is no longer with us.

Eric Garris writes at antiwar.com blog,

In lieu of cards or flowers those wishing to honor him are asked to contribute to Vince’s life cause, the International Society for Individual Liberty. The most appropriate way to show appreciation for Vince is to do something for liberty. It was his passion and his great love.

The [read more]

Bob Barr tells America what ‘Libertarian’ means

Posted at LFV by Tom Knapp. I realize Tom writes here too, so I held off on posting it here, but I think enough time has elapsed. My apologies if Tom still meant to post it here himself.

Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr, in an appearance yesterday morning on Fox News Sunday:

“[W]hat makes me a Libertarian is the fact that I deeply and truly believe in the Libertarian platform and what resonates with most Americans, and that is to shrink the size of the federal government.

“Let’s take just one example there, the Defense of Marriage Act. The Defense of Marriage Act simply stands for the proposition that each state can set its own definition of marriage and can’t be forced to adopt a different definition of marriage forced on it by another state.

“That’s a very conservative principle reflecting the fundamental notion of states’ rights in our country.”

I recall Barr apologizing for DOMA, or at least part of it (the part he leaves out above, wherein the federal government is prohibited from recognizing marriages that don’t pass his preferred religious test). I recall Barr promising to work to repeal DOMA. For some reason, I forgot the part where he promised to present DOMA as a shining example of libertarianism.

Full transcript [read more]

Robert Milnes: Request 100 Green signatures for GP presidential nomination

Quoth Robert Milnes:

Please forward to interested persons or groups. I have been informed that 100 signatures of Green Party members must be received as part of approval process for presidential candidates. With this email I request Green party [read more]

Steve Newton: North Carolina ballot access and party registration = Demopublican fascism

The following is posted on Last Free Voice by ElfNinosMom; the author is Steve Newton.
These same types of major party shenanigans to marginalize independents and smaller parties even after they overcome massive ballot access hurdles take place in states all over [read more]

Who are all the Libertarian candidates?

And where are they listed?

LP.org is not much help.

A few are here. Many more are not.

NC sent us a list (below). How about the other states? Please list your state lists of candidates – or links to such lists – in the [read more]