Socialist Workers Party candidates in New York City held a campaign rally on health care, the economy, and foreign policy issues on September 11, The Militant reports. Mayoral candidate Dan Fein “spoke about why the economic depression is not ending but just beginning” and [read more]
By Bob Barr
Last Wednesday, September 9th, the US Senate moved off the front burner issues such as record deficits, rising American casualties in Afghanistan, and the Obama Administration’s plan to take [read more]
Posted at RootForAmerica.com:
“Wayne Allyn Root (WAR) means business. In “The Conscience of a Libertarian,” he is declaring WAR on big government, big spending, big taxes, big unions, big business, arrogant career politicians, lawyers, lobbyists, [read more]
My name is Joe Kennedy and I am running as an Independent to fill the open Senate seat for the State of Massachusetts in the special election. I have created this site to inform you of my views and to garner your support. I am not a politician, however I am well versed in many of the political issues which we face today. I firmly believe we need more individuals to take an active role in government as the average politician seems to have lost their understanding of what life outside politics is like. I think the most important role of a politician is to listen to the citizens they represent and make sure that view point is accurately echoed in the decisions made in Washington. I know that is not happening today as many of our politicians are turning a deaf ear to the wishes of the average citizen.
You will find that my views are closely aligned with the Libertarian party, but I think it is important to let you understand my opinions on all the topics and let you judge for yourself how I will represent the people from Massachusetts. I am posting my opinions on the major issues facing our Federal Government in the Issues section listed above. Please take your time to read them. It is very important that we as a nation not vote for a person, but the set of beliefs that person will bring to Washington to represent our fellow citizens. If we don’t, we will continue to get more of the same representation.
As I am an average citizen I do not have a campaign fund, nor the ability to obtain the required signatures to get on the ballot. I greatly appreciate any donations you can make to my campaign committee and any signatures you can obtain for me from other registered voters in your community. To donate, simply click the donate button at the top of the screen. To collect signatures for me, please click here or on the Volunteer tab above.
Thank you for your support, I look forward to working for you.
On the website he also explains,
The Kennedy Name
To preempt any potential confusion caused by my name, I claim no relation to the family or relatives of President John F. Kennedy. The surname Kennedy is very common in Massachusetts to the extent that I have encountered a number of people with the name Joe Kennedy over the years.
Additionally I have waited to ensure that no one from the family of John F. Kennedy was going to run for the position previously held by Edward Kennedy. Only with Joseph P Kennedy’s validation that he is not going to run would I even consider my own candidacy for office. Their family has a proud heritage in politics which I believe should be allowed to continue, if they so desire. I say this not to diminish my conviction for the position, but out of respect for the work and the great contributions their family has made to American politics.
made my initial decision to run for Senate in February of this year (2009) with my original objective being to run in 2012. My assumption as well as the assumption of my advisors was that the Senator would retire in 2012 giving me the opportunity to run for office. Given the strong voting history of the people of Massachusetts, I did not believe I would be able to defeat an incumbent thus my decision to wait for someone to retire.
My immediate concerns regarding government lie more on the Federal level than at the State level which is why I am aiming for a position in the Federal Government. As this would be a large personal change and require a firm commitment to public service, I made the decision early that I were make such a change, I would prefer to do it for 6 years (as a Senator) and not for 2 (as a Congressman).