Daily Archives: May 25, 2010

Nancy Lord, Libertarian Vice-Presidential Nominee in 1992, Seeks to win Republican Primary For Nye County District Attorney

Ballot Access News:

Nancy Lord is one of five candidates seeking the Republican Party nomination for District Attorney of Nye County, Nevada. She and three others are opposing incumbent Bob Beckett as he seeks his fifth term. See this story. Lord was the [read more]

Richard Cooper’s endorsement of Mark Hinkle for Libertarian Party Chair among top google news results for ‘libertarian’

Currently at #3 for Google News results for Libertarian (includes articles not related to the Libertarian Party as well), Richard Cooper at Ground Report:

On Memorial Day weekend, the Libertarian Party in the United States www.lp.org will hold its biennial convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The [read more]

Libertarian Peacenik makes an argument for Myers, against Root as Libertarian Party Chair

Posted by Thomas Sipos at Libertarian Peacenik. The opinions are those of the original author, and don’t imply a stance by IPR for or against any candidate.

Five men will run for Libertarian Party national chair this weekend in St. Louis. I can be happy with four of them. I only hope the winner is [read more]

Gary Galles in the Orange County Register: Karl Hess reignited libertarianism

Gary Galles writes in The Orange County Register:

Today is the anniversary of the birth in 1923 of Karl Hess – someone called the “most beloved libertarian.” Credited with the famous line from Barry Goldwater’s presidential nomination acceptance speech in 1964, “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice; moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue,” his work was a central influence in reviving the libertarian movement. A documentary on his life, “Karl Hess: Toward Liberty,” even won an Oscar for best short documentary in 1981.

Given Hess’ role in reigniting the embers of what had been the flame of liberty at America’s founding, it is worth remembering his powerful words.

•”Politics has always been the institutionalized and established way in which some men have exercised the power to live off the output of other men.”

•”[P]olitics, throughout time, has existed solely through the resources that it has been able to plunder from the creative and productive people … denied the exclusive employment of all their own powers for their own welfare.”

•”Political parties and politicians today – all parties and all politicians – question only the forms through which they will express their common belief in controlling the lives of others.”

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Indiana Libertarians Running Record Number of Candidates, Seeking More to Challenge Entrenched Incumbents

From the LPIN via TPID:

The Libertarian Party of Indiana has just updated their 2010 Candidates site. http://lpin.org/candidates/
The party has a record 68 candidates! The Libertarian Party of Indiana has never had this many candidates at this point [read more]

American Conservative Party: ‘To Mirandize or not to Mirandize? That is the question’

Posted at http://theamericanconservatives.org:

One extreme is calling for limiting Miranda rights for terrorist suspects. The other claims Miranda rights should apply to anyone who runs afoul of our laws; whether in this country or on a foreign battlefield. Oddly enough, in yet [read more]

Doug Guetzloe of the Florida Tea Party: ‘Perot Third Party Effort Cost Bush the Election Urban Myth Debunked’

The most telling empirical data is the following from the Institute of Election Analysis:

“In the Governor’s races, Perot’s voters cast 18% of their ballots for the Republican candidates; 56% of their ballots for Democratic candidates, 17% for [read more]

Peace And Freedom Party: ‘Protest Boxer/Obama & raise money too, May 25 in San Francisco’

Posted at http://peaceandfreedom.org/:

On Tuesday, May 25, President Obama is coming to the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco for a Barbara Boxer fundraiser. Marsha Feinland, Peace and Freedom candidate for U.S. Senate, will hold a $1 per person juice and cheese fundraiser in front. Obama [read more]