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.
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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. Although he was elected to one of the four at-large seats in 2007, in 2011 he is running to represent the 25th district, in the southeast corner of the city. Indianapolis has 25 city council districts plus its four at-large members. [read more]
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. In the upcoming special election, Kelly has received endorsements from some Republican leaders. [read more]
“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
by R. Lee Wrights
BURNET, Texas (Aug. 24) – Whenever anyone suggests that the War on Drugs is a failure and it is time to decriminalize most drugs, they are immediately accused of wanting to allow anyone, even “the children” to use and abuse drugs. The moral busybodies scream, [read more]
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, including foreign banks. This piece has links to current and archival video with third party comments on the need to audit the Federal Reserve. [read more]
A very informative article [read more]
Live Broadcast of Libertarian National Committee meeting happening at the time of this writing in Columbus, OH, provided by Mass. LP chair David Blau.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We would also be interested in a video for later broadcast and/or liveblogging from the meeting.
LNC meetings [read more]
Tom Garrison is in the process of editing a collection of essays, “Why We Left the Left” seeking 25 essays of 500-5000 words each from big and small L libertarians who were formerly leftists, liberals and/or progressives about their transition. See previous IPR [read more]
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 [read more]