Daily Archives: January 16, 2011

Maryland Greens and Libertarians hand in signatures; petitioners harassed, one arrested at public library

[Posted by Paulie]

The Maryland Green Party submitted 14,842 signatures and the Maryland Libertarian Party submitted 13,787 signatures towards a requirement of 10,000 valid signatures. The deadline for submitting additional signatures has been extended to March 7:

The Maryland petition deadline for a party that wishes to obtain, or regain, its qualified status is not until August 2012. However, parties that were on the ballot in 2010 had been told that if they want their registered members to continue to be registered in those parties, the deadline for submitting that petition was January 7, 2011. In other words, if the Constitution, Green and Libertarian Parties want their registered members to continue to be registered in those parties, those parties had to rush their 2012 petition.

Now, however, Maryland elections officials have postponed that deadline to March 7, 2011.

Most of the signatures on the Libertarian petition were gathered by the [read more]

Libertarians write letters in support of John Jay Myers for LNC vacancy

Chuck Moulton in IPR comments:

I had heard several people mention the idea of leaving David Nolan’s at-large seat vacant. It seemed like a good idea to me, but when I read the bylaws I found that the LNC is required to fill the vacancy.

LP Bylaws, article 8, section 7:

The National Committee shall appoint new officers and members-at-large if vacancies occur, such officers and members-at-large to complete the term of the office vacated.

In my opinion the bylaws would have read “may” instead of “shall” if it were not mandatory.

I believe the LNC would be well-advised to fill the vacancy with someone ideologically close to David Nolan. Of course no one can adequately fill his shoes, but an [read more]

Green Party: ‘First Ever Wedding Between A Corporation And A Person’

Saturday, January 22, 2011 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
First Ever Wedding Between A Corporation And A Person
527 N. Dixie
Lake Worth, FL
Contact: gparty@pbcgreenparty.org

On January 21st, 2010 the Supreme Court of the United States re-affirmed [read more]

Lee Wrights: Blame Arizona shooting on the shooter


BURNET, Texas (Jan. 13) – It will be all too easy and popular to claim that the shooting in Arizona that killed six people was caused by the vitriol prevalent in American political discourse, but as usual the easy and popular explanation of [read more]

Alaska Bill for a Top-Two Primary; Inventor of “Top-Two” Election System is Released from Federal Prison

Ballot Access News:

On January 14, Alaska Representative Max Gruenberg (D-Anchorage) introduced HB 77, to provide for a top-two election system for state office and congress. The bill says that anyone who doesn’t qualify for the general election ballot may file as a [read more]

Former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack: Greatest Threat is not Terrorists, It is the Federal Government


Former sheriff of Graham County, Arizona, Richard Mack, will be a featured speaker at the Spring 2011 Constitution Party national meeting in Pennsylvania.  In a statement by Mack reproduced at the Constitution Party discussion forum, Mack argues that “the [read more]

Wes Benedict: “I wish more Democrats and Republicans took our Constitution and Bill of Rights seriously”


Wes Benedict, Executive Director of the Libertarian National Committee, recently gave a speech at a conference entitled “The Stripping of Freedom: A Careful Scan of TSA Security Procedures.” The Libertarian Party blog has republished Benedict’s comments in full.

Given at “The Stripping of Freedom: A Careful Scan of TSA Security [read more]