Category Archives: Liberty/Free Market Parties

Update on 2013 NYC Mayoral Race

IPR has received information that Carl Person has sought and received the endorsement of the Reform Party for Mayor of NYC in 2013. Person, who sought the Libertarian Presidential nomination in 2012 and was the Libertarian nominee for New York State Attorney General in 2010, allegedly sent the following proposed press release to the Reform Party:

REFORM PARTY OF NEW YORK DESIGNATES
CARL PERSON AS ITS CANDIDATE FOR NYC MAYOR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bill Merrell, NYS Chairperson,
631-563-7720, nyeducator@optonline.net

Julian Panachyd, Campaign Manager
212-307-4444, jul10@verizon.net

Bohemia, New York, March 22, 2013 –

Bill Merrell, Chairperson of the Reform Party of New York, announced today that “Carl
Person is the Reform Party candidate for Mayor of New York City.”

“Person is the candidate offering the best program for economic reform,” according to
Chairperson Merrell, “because Person’s proposals are directed to expanding small business, which is the nation’s only source of net new jobs.”

“Jobs is the main issue among voters, and our candidate has outlined the educational
reform that is needed to create full employment,” Merrell went on to explain.

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ObjectivistParty.US: Dr. Tom Stevens – 2008 & 2012 Objectivist Party Candidate for President

Objectivistparty.us has the following biography of Dr. Tom Stevens, currently the State Chair of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania and the subject of a great deal of controversy on IPR and similar sites in recent months:

Dr. Tom Stevens – 2008 & 2012 Objectivist Party Candidate for President

Dr. Tom Stevens is an educator, attorney & political activist.… Read more ...

Liberty Candidates: Liberty Inspiration Award

From Gigi Bowman of Liberty Candidates:

In honor of our 3rd Anniversary we are introducing the Liberty Inspiration Award.

This is an award that will be given yearly to 5 people who showed positive effort and energy throughout the year in spreading the message of liberty. They did not have to run for office but they did have to inspire other’s to step up or do something that helped to bring people together or enlighten other’s by growing the liberty movement in some manner by taking on a leadership role of some sort or by creating a new platform for inspiration whether it be media, news, music or just speaking out in some way that may have brought about positive change.… Read more ...

New Mexico Senate: Independent Jon Barrie Scores 9% in Competing Polls

Independent surveys this week by the Democrat and Republican U.S. Senate candidates show independent Jon Barrie scoring 9 percent in the three way contest to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman.

According to GOP pollster Glen Bolger, former U.S. Representative Heather Wilson is holding down 42 percent of the vote to Democratic Representative Martin Heinrich’s 43 percent.… Read more ...

Darryl Perry Resigns as BTP Chairman; Party ‘Effectively Disbands’

Darryl Perry, who had served as chairman of the Boston Tea Party (BTP) since 2010, announced his resignation from the chairmanship earlier today, leaving only two active members of the party’s national committee. As a result, according to the following statement from Perry, the decision “effectively disbands the BTP” as an entity:

I first joined the BTP in 2006 and have been on the National Committee since 2008 when I was elected as an At-Large Rep.

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Pro-Marijuana Grassroots Party Nominates Presidential Ticket and Achieves Ballot Access

Richard Winger reports at Ballot Access News that the pro-marijuana Grassroots Party is on the ballot in Minnesota and has nominated Jim Carlson for president and George McMahon for vice president.

Carlson is the owner of  Duluth’s “The Last Place on Earth”, which sells synthetic drugs, bongs, paraphernalia, and sex toys.  This article from the Star Tribune chronicles Carlson and his shop.… Read more ...

Daryl Perry: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: Supreme Court Style

Email from Boston Tea Party national chair Darryl Perry:

During the last week of June, the Supreme Court issued two major rulings, one regarding Arizona’s tough immigration law and the other the much awaited verdict of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called “Obamacare.”

The court rightly ruled 3 provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070 to be unconstitutional.… Read more ...

Darryl W. Perry: I Ran Away From Sanctions

The following editorial is posted in full with permission from Darryl W. Perry.

The US Congress has been considering tougher sanctions against Iran in “response” to Iran’s nuclear program; a nuclear program designed to produce energy, not to produce bombs. Though even IF Iran were attempting to build a nuclear weapon, do they have a “right” to nuclear weapons?

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Darryl W. Perry: In Defense of my Pro-Peace Message

This was published in full by permission from Darryl W. Perry.

The link to the audio can be heard here.

On June 16 the Keene Sentinel published a letter to the editor regarding my participation in the local Memorial Day Parade.

The letter reads,“I was angered and saddened to have to bear witness to the protesters that felt it necessary to be at the end of the parade.Read more ...

Objectivist Party Nominates Presidential and Vice Presidential Candidates

Richard Winger reports on the Objectivist Party’s presidential and vice presidential nominations in 2012.

Sometime in 2010, at an event in St. Louis, the Objectivist Party nominated Thomas Stevens for President for the 2012 election. The 2012 vice-presidential nominee is Alden Link. The same pair ran in 2008, and received 755 votes in the entire nation.

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Darryl W. Perry: The Conviction of Hosni Mubarak

Email from Darryl W. Perry, Chair, Boston Tea Party National Committee to IPR:

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was recently sentenced to life in prison for complicity in the killing of unarmed demonstrators during the first six days of protests that ended his rule last February. Reuters reports, “There were celebrations in the streets when the verdict was announced, but it was short-lived, as protesters learned of the mixed verdict: While Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison, he and his two sons were acquitted of corruption charges.”

Many of those gathered in Tahrir Square shouted and waved banners calling for the execution of the former dictator.… Read more ...