Yesterday, Liberty Hangout and Charles Peralo from BeingLibertarian.com had the privilege of being one of the first outlets to chat with tech mogul, security expert, and founder of a centi million dollar web security company, John McAfee, about his 2016 presidential campaign. We asked John about a number of his policy stances, ranging from intellectual property, to social security, free trade, Bitcoin, and more.
Libertarian National Committee member and former LP of Georgia state chair Doug Craig on facebook (H/T Caryn Ann Harlos):
Just got a call from USA Today newspaper. .they wanted to ask me about the John Mcafee campaign ..I told them I had talked to him about ballot acces and always welcomed all voices to the debate when it comes to freedom.
According to this story, a new party, the Green Mountain Party, has been organized in Vermont and it expects to be on the ballot in 2016.
From the article cited, written by Jasper Craven:
“When we vote, we as citizens think we’ve made changes on a local and state level, but we get the same results,” said 51-year-old Neil Johnson in a press release announcing the formation of the party.… Read more ...
The quickest path to a return to health for the party is a political divorce.
The Tea Party activists need to make it official and petition to form their own political party. Heritage Action, the Senate Conservative Fund and right-wing talk radio can lead the Tea Party faithful to the exit.
Red Kelly (OWL Party) 1976 Washington State Voting Pamphlet entry
Kali Holloway has this article at Alternet about four frivolous political parties. The title indicates that there are five, but the fifth entry is actually about write-in votes for Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. The parties profiled are the Guns and Dope Party, the OWL Party, the Straight Talking American Government Party (or STAG Party), and the Rent is Too Damn High Party.… Read more ...
John McAfee, founder of computer antivirus software company McAfee Associates and computer security device firm Future Tense Central, has announced he will seek the presidency in 2016 as the candidate of the Cyber Party. His website McAfee16.com went live Tuesday evening.
According to CNN, McAfee said he “decided to run after being encouraged by ‘almost everyone’ he knows and meets.” He said, “I have a huge underground following on the web.… Read more ...
From Kent McManigal, 2008 Libertarian Party and Boston Tea Party candidate:
Maybe America and “our culture” can’t survive the lack of a government enforced border.
Maybe gun owners will see their liberty stripped away due to new “laws” supported by new migrants.
Maybe welfare will be overwhelmed and run out of funds.
From Alaska Constitution Party chairman J.R. Myers, submitted to IPR for publication:
What is going on in Alaska politics? Who are some of the players? What can we expect? Oil prices are dropping and are now far below State of Alaska budget predictions of over $100 a barrel. Output and actual oil flow volume have decreased precipitously in the Alaska Pipeline.… Read more ...
The area claimed by Liberland: green area labeled ‘Siga’.
A group of Czech actvists associated with the libertarian Party of Free Citizens, has claimed a sliver of land along the Danube between Croatia and Serbia as the “Republic of Liberland”. Marked in green and labeled “Siga” on the map above, the territory in question is nominally claimed by neither Serbia nor Croatia, but is under de facto Croatian administration.… Read more ...
The Marijuana Party, which seems to be a party organized only in Nebraska, is petitioning to get on the 2016 ballot. The party needs 5,395 valid signatures by August 1, 2016. If it completes the petition by February 1, 2016, it can have its own primary.