On June 25, 2013, the special election for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts was held. It was held due to former senator John Kerry’s appointment to be the Secretary of State on February 1st. Democrat Ed Markey, a current member of Congress since 1976, prevailed over Republican opponenet Gabriel Gomez. Also, a third party candidate, Richard Heos, received 4,518 votes, or 0.39%.… Read more ...
On June 11th, Tom Stevens, the Personal Freedom Party candidate for NYC Public Advocate, called for the immediate decriminalization of sexual service contracts. Stevens, the founder of the Objectivist Party of the United States and its 2008 and 2012 presidential candidate, was also the former chairman of the Libertarian Party of Pennsylvania (LPPA), a tenure lasting from April 2012 to June 2013.… Read more ...
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:
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REFORM PARTY OF NEW YORK DESIGNATES
CARL PERSON AS ITS CANDIDATE FOR NYC MAYOR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bill Merrell, NYS Chairperson,
Julian Panachyd, Campaign Manager
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.
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 ...
I found this important bit of video on Facebook.
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 ...
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, 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:
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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.
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. … Read more ...
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 ...
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?… Read more ...
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 ...