Monthly Archives: August 2011

Libertarian Judicial Committee Voids Executive Committee Action in Oregon Credentials Dispute

The Judicial Committee decided, in a 4 to 3 vote, that the action of the Libertarian National Committee and its Executive Committee was void, as it violated the Libertarian Party Bylaws.
Voting in the Majority: Gray, Hall, Sarwark and Wrights
Dissenting: Latham, Holtz and Sullentrup
The text of the decision and dissents is here.… Read more ...

Author Stephen King launches liberal Maine radio show, with 2004 Green Party VP nominee Pat LaMarche as host

From the Bangor Daily News:

Horror novelist and Bangor radio station owner Stephen King announced on Tuesday a new talk radio show featuring a former vice presidential candidate and a former Maine secretary of state’s communications director.“We wanted to shake things up a little bit in the market,” King said…

Former journalist, Bangor Daily News columnist and gubernatorial candidate Pat LaMarche will be joined on the show by Don Cookson, a former reporter and communications director under Secretary of State Matt Dunlap.

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Libertarian Party Appropriates $50,000 to Help Re-Elect Its Indianapolis City Council Member

Source: Ballot Access News (from August 22, 2011)

On August 21, the Libertarian Party national committee voted to donate $50,000 to the campaign of Ed Coleman, who is running for re-election to the Indianapolis city council in a partisan election on November 8, 2011. Coleman was last elected as a Republican in 2007, but shortly afterwards he switched to the Libertarian Party.… Read more ...

New Hampshire Libertarians Hope to Win September 6 Special Legislative Election

Source: Ballot Access News (from August 21, 2011)

New Hampshire voters will choose a new state representative on September 6, in the Rockingham County 14th State House district. Here is a Seabrook, New Hampshire newspaper story about Brendan Kelly, the Libertarian nominee. In November 2010, he had run for the same seat, and polled 24.63% in a race in which both major parties also had nominees.… Read more ...

Lee Wrights: Decriminalizing drugs will save lives and money

“The War on Drugs is a price support system for terrorists and drug pushers. It turns ordinary, cheap plants like marijuana and poppies into fantastically lucrative black market products. Without the War on Drugs, the financial engine that fuels terrorist organizations would sputter to a halt.”
- Ron Crickenberger

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Details of Constitution Party Fall National Committee Meeting

From Gary Odom, here are the latest details on the Constitution Party’s Fall meeting.

The Constitution Party’s Fall meeting will be held in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

The location selected is the famously beautiful Coeur d’Alene Hotel and Resort, 115 South Second Street, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816. It can never be said that our state affiliates don’t have a neighborly attitude.… Read more ...

A Third Party Take On News That Federal Reserve Gave Out Secret Loans

Kimberly Wilder writes: Below is an opinion piece I wrote for my family blog, onthewilderside. It has links to archival, third party discussion about the need to audit the Federal Reserve.

A fascinating piece at IBTimes. New information shows that in addition to the TARP funds and bank bailout that Americans know about, there were secret loans from the Federal Reserve to private banks.… Read more ...

Green Party of Monroe County, NY announces 7 candidates, former mayoral candidate claims influence on Rochester policy

A very informative article from DemocratAndChronicle.com:

Former Green Party mayoral candidate Alex White is now seeking a spot on City Council…

“I thought the mayoral run went very well. I was running against two very strong candidates, and I was running on a party that no one had heard of,” said White.

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Help covering LNC meeting this weekend would be appreciated

If anyone is going to the Libertarian National Committee meeting this weekend, and can broadcast it for our readers, please let us know in the comments and/or at contact.ipr@gmail.com. We would also be interested in a video for later broadcast and/or liveblogging from the meeting.

LNC meetings are taped by LPHQ staff, but those tapes are not public.… Read more ...

B.A.N.:”Both Statewide Alternative Candidate Petitions in Kentucky are Approved”

From Ballot Access News:

Kentucky elects its statewide state offices in November of the odd years before presidential elections. This year, the Kentucky ballot will include one independent candidate for Governor, Gatewood Galbraith; and one Libertarian Party nominee for Treasurer, Ken Moellman. Each needed at least 5,000 valid signatures. Galbraith submitted 7,496; Moellman submitted 8,100.Read more ...