Daily Archives: May 17, 2010

Libertarian leaders join chat on party founder’s facebook wall

As requested by several IPR readers, this is a transcript of a conversation that took place on Libertarian Party chief co-founder David Nolan’s facebook wall. Participants in the chat included at least two of the candidates for Libertarian Party national chair, Wayne Allyn Root and John Jay Myers. Other participants included LNC members and candidates, as well as some rank and file party members and possibly some small-l libertarians as well.Read more ...

Brian Irving: President should nominate Supreme Court justices who respect the Constitution

by Brian Irving
Raleigh Libertarian Examiner
919.538.4548
Examiner.com
emailed to contact.ipr@gmail.com

The bitter battles now routine for every U.S. Supreme Court nomination go beyond the issue of the qualifications or political views of the specific nominee. They expose a more fundamental problem with the federal government: the legislative and executive branches simply refuse to take the Constitution seriously.… Read more ...

Libertarian Party Monday Message: NYT columnist just doesn’t get it

Via LP blog and email:

Dear Friend of Liberty,

I’m pretty busy with preparations for our upcoming National Convention in St. Louis, so today’s Monday Message is a little briefer than usual.

You might have noticed this New York Times editorial by Paul Krugman. In it, he says that libertarianism doesn’t work, and proves it by pointing to the ongoing BP oil spill.… Read more ...

IPR Exclusive: Judge Jim Gray Officially Running for LNC

We reported, yesterday, on rumors that Judge Jim Gray, a former Superior Court Justice in Orange County, California, might run for one of the at-large seats on the Libertarian National Committee. Gray has previously run for US Senate in California as a Libertarian, in 2004.

I sent a question to Judge Jim Gray asking if the rumors about him running for LNC were true, he replied thusly:

Yes, I believe that this is an area in which I can help.

Read more ...

Two recent articles from the Party for Socialism and Liberation

The cultural side of apartheid in Arizona

PSL Editorial

Apartheid is not just about physical domination over a particular ethnic group. It has a cultural component as well. Now that the Arizona state government has passed its apartheid-like SB1070, which encourages racial profiling and turns the entire Latino population into potential “criminals” to be monitored and harassed, it has decided to launch a broad attack on Latino culture as well.… Read more ...

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Mississippi Ballot Access Case

Ballot Access News:

On May 17, the U.S. Supreme Court said it won’t hear the Mississippi ballot access case, Moore v Hosemann, 09-982. Two other ballot access cert petitions are still pending, one from Alabama, and one from Louisiana.

The original issue in the Mississippi case was whether Brian Moore, Socialist Party presidential candidate, should have been on the November 2008 ballot.… Read more ...

The Lake Wales News: “Fighting the system with TEA”

Emailed by Doug Guetzloe to contact.ipr@gmail.com:


Fighting the system with TEA
By TOM STAIK
Staff Writer
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
“The establishment has never liked me.”

Strong words – especially from a three-term county commissioner and current congressional hopeful.

But Randy Wilkinson says he stands by his words – and by his new political friends at the TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party.… Read more ...

Michigan Democratic Party Said to be Behind Attempt to Qualify a Tea Party for Michigan Ballot

Ballot Access News:

According to this story, a petition is circulating to qualify the Tea Party for the Michigan ballot. However, the story also says that the same petitioning company that is circulating this petition has worked in the past for the Democratic Party. The story does not interview any leader of the drive to qualify the party, so it is difficult to know.… Read more ...

Jim Davidson: I met Obama at Columbia and told Wayne Root about it

In today’s article explaining why he would not be testifying at Rev. Manning’s Obama Birther ‘trial’, Wayne Root writes:

I explained to Pastor Manning the circumstances of any testimony I would provide: I am NOT a “birther.” I am not a fan of conspiracy theories. I actually think that wild conspiracy theories detract and discredit any serious attempt to ask legitimate questions about the background of our President.

Read more ...

Video: Ernest Hancock vs Wayne Allyn Root NYC May 10th 2010

As posted at Freedom’s Phoenix. A previous discussion of the debate based on a description by Dr. Tom Stevens is here.


Ernest Hancock and his wife Donna travel to NYC to help distribute "Serf City" newspapers on the Subway system to promote the Manhattan Libertarian Party. That evening Ernest Hancock debated Wayne Allyn Root for LNC Chairmanship.Read more ...

Green Party: Volunteer kickoff events for Laura Wells campaign in Oakland, Los Angeles

Posted by Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Laura Wells, one of two candidates for the Green nomination for Governor of California, has announced two upcoming volunteer kickoff events for anyone interested in getting involved with her campaign. The events will be on Monday 17 May in Oakland and Saturday 22 May in Los Angeles.… Read more ...