(Orlando) The Tea Party (TEA) is demanding a halt to full body scans by the Transportation Security Agency (TSA). “The level of screening by TSA employees of American citizens has crossed the threshold of from security to a violation of rights,” stated Dunmire. “Constitutional rights must be maintained at all times, including traveling on our nation’s airlines,” Dunmire concluded.… Read more ...
The Next Marijuana Voter Initiative
by Steve Kubby
Now that California has made possession of an ounce of cannabis the equivalent of a $100 parking ticket, our best best is to pass a similar voter initiative for personal cultivation and sales. Growing and selling cannabis would still be illegal, but the penalty for possessing or selling under a pound or growing less than 25 plants would be a $100 fine and a citation.… Read more ...
On November 19, 2010 the Boston Tea Party National Committee passed a resolution opposing the TSA, naked porno-scanners & enhanced pat-downs;
Whereas the TSA was created after 9/11; and
Whereas the TSA has consistently violated the 4th Amendment protection against “unreasonable searches & seizures”; and
Whereas the TSA has begun using naked porno-scanners; and
Whereas the TSA has begun using enhanced pat-downs that border on sexual assault and/or molestation;
Be it resolved the Boston Tea Party National Committee opposes these violations of individual rights and liberty; and
Be it resolved the Boston Tea Party National Committee calls upon the TSA to immediately cease and desist the use of porno-scanners; and
Be it resolved the Boston Tea Party National Committee calls upon the TSA to immediately cease and desist the use of enhanced pat-downs that border on sexual assault and/or molestation; and
Be it resolved the Boston Tea Party National Committee the Congress of the United States of America to abolish the TSA and require airlines to be responsible for their own safety and security.… Read more ...
The Los Angeles Times today ran an obituary on David Nolan on the front page of the Late Extra section:
David F. Nolan, whose disgruntlement with conventional politics — especially President Nixon‘s imposition of wage and price controls in 1971 — drove him to launch the Libertarian Party with a small group of friends, has died.… Read more ...
Boulder, CO – The America First Party denounces the escalation of humiliating and illegal searches of Americans in the airports nationwide by the Federal Government’s Transportation Safety Administration (TSA). As usual, Republican and Democrat public officials, who have collectively imposed these assaults upon us, along with their coterie of mouth-pieces in the media, have misdirected the analysis of these wrongs with an eye to preserving most of them in the name of “security.”
In fact, searches of Americans by government servants are illegal without probable cause that a crime has been committed.… Read more ...
US corporations took in $1.659 trillion in the third quarter, breaking records going back 60 years, according to a Commerce Department report released Tuesday. It was the seventh consecutive quarter of profit growth at “some of the fastest rates in history” according to the New York Times.
As you know the original colony to Plymouth celebrated thanksgiving with the Indians in November of 1623. The Pilgrims arrived in December of 1621, and began their colony as a commune, and organized their farm economy along communal lines. The goal was to share the work and produce equally.
This Thanksgiving Day, Greens have much to be thankful for and much to celebrate, as well as much to prepare for and work toward in the coming year. We thank you for staying in touch with us and forming the backbone of our support. Because we do not depend on corporations, PACs or special interest funds, you are our sole means of support. If you have given a contribution to the Green party this year or have decided to soon, we thank you.
In a step that may restore the oft-doubted credibility of the Irish Green Party, due to its presence in and necessity for a coalition government which presided over the financial crisis in Ireland, the party has called for an election, which will be held in January. A very, very brief summary from the Christian Science Monitor:
Green Party calls for January election
The leader of the Green Party and Minister for the Environment John Gormley this morning announced his party’s intention to push for an election in the second half of January.