Daily Archives: August 1, 2009

LP Kentucky chair appreciated Bunning’s stance against bailouts

A Kentucky Enquirer article on the retirement of that state’s Sen. Jim Bunning contains a brief assessment from Libertarian Party of Kentucky Chairman Ken Moellman, who said, “We certainly appreciated his loud and bold statements against…using taxpayer dollars to ‘bail out’ private companies that engaged in bad business practices.”… Read more ...

Rhode Island Moderate Party Likely Finishes Petition

Richard Winger writes at Ballot Access News:

The Moderate Party of Rhode Island will have collected 30,000 signatures on its petition to become a qualified party by Monday, August 3. The law requires 23,589 signatures, so the party believes that in four days, it will have enough valid signatures.

If the party has qualified, this is the first time any political party, or any statewide independent candidate, has completed a petition of 5% of the last vote cast since 2000, when the Libertarian Party, and the Reform Party, each completed Oklahoma’s 5% petition.… Read more ...

George Phillies reviews recent Libertarian National Committee meeting in St. Louis

In a pair of articles at Libertyforall.net, George Phillies writes:



The LNC Meeting, the open parts, were streamed electronically and can be seen on the Internet.

I was there for much of two days. I have seldom seen a less effective use of the time of several dozen — counting the gallery — highly intelligent pro-liberty people, except perhaps at other LNC meetings.… Read more ...

Green Party NYC: ‘Get Rev. Billy on the Ballot!’

Posted at On The Wilder Side:

Dear VoteRevBilly Volunteers,

This is it! We need 20,000 signatures to put Reverend Billy Talen on the ballot and they have to be gathered properly.

Our petitioning window is from July 7th to August 18th, but since August 18th is the last day to turn in signatures we need your petitioning sheets in advance!Read more ...

Libertarian Party debate: Asymmetry and the Dallas Accord

Brian Holtz writes

Can someone please cite for me some actual substantive disagreement in this debate? I see the usual dueling abstract characterizations of the LP’s optimal strategy and messaging, but I can’t figure out their cash value. The only thing concrete that I’ve noticed from Starchild is some language from the 1972 Platform — language that M likes and that I like and that I’ll bet was removed by anarchists in 1974 because it said “government intervention [...] is properly limited to protection of individual rights”.

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Green Party candidates join Dennis Kucinich for Health Care Speakout this Sunday

Posted by Ronald Hardy at Green Party Watch:

In the U.S., 22,000 people die every year due to lack of health care. Congressman Dennis Kucinich supports HR 676, the United States National Health Insurance Bill because it will control costs, create jobs and boost the economy, and provide more choice for every American.… Read more ...

Libertarian Root weighs in on Ohio city council race

Ohio’s Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports this morning that Libertarian presidential hopeful Wayne Allyn Root “is backing fellow Libertarian Sean Kalin Stipe” for Lorain City Council, “according to a news release from Stipe. In his endorsement, Root said Stipe is ‘the last best hope for real leadership in Lorain. Kalin has the game plan that will return Lorain to a thriving city and a sage place to raise your family.’”… Read more ...