Tag Archives: Connecticut

CT Libertarian Joshua Katz Considers 2016 Prez Bid

Joshua Katz

Westbrook, Connecticut Planning Board member Joshua Katz sent the following letter to IPR about a potential bid for the Libertarian Party’s 2016 presidential nomination.  Last year, Katz defeated both a Republican and Democrat in his election to the Planning Board.  He also serves as chairman of the Libertarian Party of Connecticut.Read more ...

Marc Guttman: Would things be any different if McCain or Romney won?

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This commentary was originally posted to Norwich Bulletin
December 23, 2013

Anthony Gregory’s provocative commentary, “Pretend It Was President McCain,” asks defenders of President Barack Obama to attribute the current administration’s policies — and scandals — to a President John McCain if he were elected in 2008 and 2012.

I have no interest in actual politics, campaigns or trending political stories.… Read more ...

Marc Guttman: All That is Necessary for Evil to Triumph

All That Is Necessary for Evil to Triumph
The foreword to Why Peace

by Marc Guttman, January 23, 2012

The air was filled with dust and the building footprints were still smoking hot. The scene was framed by twisted beams and burnt and beaten buildings. Scattered atop the hills of metal and debris, rescue workers worked diligently to find survivors.… Read more ...

Marc Guttman: Interventionist Policies Impoverish Us

Published in theday 11-07-2010

I received an informative e-mail regarding significant tax increases alleged to begin in 2011. To be honest, I’ve made no effort to check the veracity of its claims, but one response to the message was “That’s okay. I don’t mind contributing to the greater good … except the wars.”

According to the War Resisters League, current military spending makes up 36 percent of federal government spending.… Read more ...

Marc Guttman: It’s Too Difficult to Be A Dirtbag Anymore, Unfortunately

Posted today in theday

I love to backpack, surf, hike, and climb. When I’m not able to engage in these pursuits, I sometimes find myself watching video of others adventuring in beautiful, remote locales. It helps me to hold on to some of those joyous and motivating travel feelings. I enjoy footage from decades past, when things were wilder, yet in many ways travel was easier.… Read more ...

Connecticut Libertarian for Congress Seeks Reductions in Government Education, Agriculture and Military

Staff at LP.org blog:

Having run twice as a write-in candidate in Connecticut’s second congressional district, this year Libertarian Dan Reale is officially on the ballot.

He sees an opportunity in growing voter disapproval of the two major parties which refuse to tackle the ballooning national debt and creeping tax hikes.… Read more ...

Rocky Anderson Nominated by the Independent Party of Connecticut

Rocky Anderson has been nominated by the Independent Party of Connecticut for President. This party last nominated a presidential candidate in 2008, receiving over 1% of the votes for Ralph Nader, which helped them to retain their ballot access for 2012. The party apparently desired a nationwide candidate for president to be on their ballot line in an effort to keep ballot access.… Read more ...

CT Greens to formally launch petition drive at Jill Stein appearance in Middletown on March 1

Press release from the Connecticut Green Party:

WHO: DR JILL STEIN, A GREEN PARTY CANDIDATE FOR U.S. PRESIDENT

WHEN: THIS THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012,  5PM-7PM

WHERE: FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, 190 COURT ST., MIDDLETOWN, CT

Green Party presidential candidate, physician, and environmental health advocate Dr. Jill Stein will be speaking in Middletown, CT, on March 1st 2012.

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Joshua Katz: An Open Lettter to the Police

The time has come for you to make a choice. You must choose where you stand. You must take a stand and decide what society you wish to live in. Do not tell us that you follow orders, we dealt with that one decades ago. We don’t want to hear that policies are set far above you, by those with more power than you.… Read more ...

5 Green candidates profiled in New London, CT

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Dirk Langeveld at the New London Patch has published 5 Green candidates’ responses to a questionnaire sent to all local candidates. Jessica Cartagena, Kenric Hanson, and Joan Sullivan Cooper are running for City Council. Ronna Stuller and Mirna Martinez are running for the Board of Education.… Read more ...

Root: The Strike – As Ayn Rand Predicted

As Ayn Rand Predicted, the Wealthy are Going on Strike Against Obama.

By Wayne Allyn Root, Former Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee and creator of ROOTforAmerica.com

The U.S. economy is crumbling. Businesses are collapsing in record numbers. Jobs have disappeared. Tax revenues are down dramatically. Coincidence?

Everything happening today under Obama resembles the storyline of Ayn Rand’s famous book, Atlas Shrugged, one of the most popular books of all time, selling over 7 million copies.… Read more ...

Marc Guttman: Voting Against Social Harmony, Individuals, and Prosperity

From an article distributed by Connecticut Libertarian Party activist Marc Guttman:

It’s often said that if someone doesn’t like something the government is doing, he or she should convince enough people to change it.  Is this our idea for community, granting government the power to push through special interest will and expect that if innocent individuals want not be obstructed or burdened, they need toil and spend their resources to try to persuade others and gain power within the government to stop the intrusions on their human rights?  This isn’t the blueprint for a harmonious society.… Read more ...