Daily Archives: December 30, 2009

Former Libertarian Party of Alabama Chair Steve Gordon on Rachel Maddow again discussing Tea Parties

From last night’s show (warning: Maddow spends most of the segment on her introduction):

Gordon was on Maddow to talk about tea parties at least one other time…

Discussed on IPR here.

Meanwhile, Bud Kennedy writes in the Fort Worth Star Telegram:

The political “Newcomer of the Year” must be the Tea Party protester.

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Libertarian Party blog: Libertarian Joe Kennedy appears in televised debate

Posted at LP blog:

Libertarian Joe Kennedy, running in a special election for U.S. Senator in Massachusetts, appeared December 22 in this televised debate, carried by WBZ in Boston.

Visit Joe Kennedy’s website.


Note for regular IPR readers: yes, we’ve covered this debate for. The news here is the LP blog reporting on it.Read more ...

G. Edward Griffin endorses independent libertarian Joe Kennedy in Massachusetts US Senate special election

“I am pleased to endorse Joe Kennedy for U.S. Senate in the coming Massachusetts special election. He is a principled independent whose knowledge of fiscal policy will represent Massachusetts with wisdom and integrity.”
- G. Edward Griffin, author of The Creature from Jekyll Island; A Second Look at The Federal Reserve, Founder of Freedom Force International.… Read more ...

Iowa gubernatorial candidate may bolt from Democrats to run as Independent

Story sent to contact.IPR@gmail.com by Steve H.

Publisher and community activist Jonathan Narcisse announced on December 24 that he would form an exploratory committee to gauge support for a possible bid for governor of Iowa. While Narcisse is a former co-chair of the local Democratic Party in Iowa’s largest county he has not decided whether to challenge incumbent Democrat Chet Culver in a primary or run as an independent.… Read more ...

Colorado Democratic State Legislator Switches to Independent

Posted at Ballot Access News. The news, but not not the write-up, was also emailed to IPR by Skyler McKinley.

On December 28, Colorado State House of Representatives member Kathleen Curry changed her registration from “Democratic” to “Independent.” See this story. She would like to run for re-election in 2010 as an independent.… Read more ...

Jacob Hornberger: ‘Terrorism Is a Cost of Empire’

by Jacob G. Hornberger
fff.org
IPR note: Jacob Hornberger ran for the Libertarian presidential nomination in 2000

To justify the federal government’s massive post-9/11 infringements on civil liberties, the proponents of Big Government have sometimes said, “There hasn’t been another major terrorist attack on the United States since 9/11. ”

I have responded with the following: “But if there had been another major terrorist attack, you Big Government advocates would be using that as a justification for even more severe infringements on civil liberties.… Read more ...

AZ Sec. of State Seeks to Remove Greens From Ballot

The Verde News reports on the efforts of Arizona’s Secretary of State to remove the Green Party from the state’s ballots in 2010, and provides details on the party’s efforts to challenge provisions of the state’s laws.

Secretary of State Ken Bennett has moved to strip the Green Party of its political status in Arizona.  Bennett said the latest voter registration figures show the party did not have enough members to qualify under state law for its own place on the ballot .

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Green Party on track to win first Member of Parliament in UK

Posted by Derek Wall at Politics In The Zeros:

Green candidate Caroline Lucas has a significant lead over the other parties’ candidates in Brighton Pavilion constituency, according to the first publicly released standard-size constituency opinion poll of local voters.

If repeated at the general election with a similar turn out, the result would see the Greens winning their first parliamentary seat, taking the constituency from Labour with a majority of almost 3,500 over the Conservatives.… Read more ...