Jun 29 2011

Ohio House Passes Bill Setting Early February Petition Deadline for New Party Petitions

Source: Ballot Access News

On June 29, the Ohio House again passed HB 194. It had already been passed by the Senate. The House then (on June 29) accepted the Senate’s amendments, so the bill is through the legislature. The bill moves the presidential primary to the first week in May, and sets the petition deadline for new parties at 90 days before the primary. Read more »

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Jun 29 2011

Delaware Legislature Passes Bill Letting Voters Switch Parties; Will Help Ballot Access

Source: Ballot Access News

On June 29, the Delaware House passed both SB 118 and SB 89. Both bills are now through the legislature. SB 89 moves the presidential primary from February to April, and SB 118 lets voters change party registration up until 60 days before the presidential primary. These bills, assuming they are signed into law, will indirectly help minor parties to get on the ballot. Minor parties need about 625 registered members to be on the ballot in 2012. Read more »

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Jun 28 2011

Green Party voter registration drive at Naturalization Ceremony taking place in Los Angeles

Source: Green Party Watch

Time
Thursday, June 30 · 8:30am – 4:00pm
Location
Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 9001

GREEN PARTY MEMBERS WILL SHOW UP AND REGISTER NEW VOTING CITIZENS WITH THE GREEN PARTY/PARTIDO VERDE. IF YOU ARE FREE THAT DAY, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO COME OUT AND HELP US. Read more »

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Jun 28 2011

Don’t raise the debt limit, stop the spending

Source: wrights2012.com (posted June 26)

By Lee Wrights

BURNET, Texas (June 26) – There are several times in my life, more than I care to remember, that I have gone into debt. Who hasn’t? Sometimes I just made bad decisions. But every time I went into debt I alone was responsible for getting myself out of the hole. If you find yourself in a hole that is already too deep and you want to get out, the first thing any sane person does is stop digging. Read more »

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Jun 28 2011

In This Year’s Tucson Mayor’s Election, Green Party is the Only Party with a Choice on its Primary Ballot

Source: Ballot Access News

Tucson, Arizona, has partisan city elections, and this article explains that in the upcoming primary, the Green Party is the only party with more than one choice on its primary ballot for Mayor. No Republicans appear on the Republican primary ballot, and only one Democrat appears on the Democratic primary ballot. Although the Libertarian Party is a qualified party in Arizona, it is not a qualified party within Tucson because its Read more »

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Jun 28 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Connecticut Green Party Public Funding Case

Source: Ballot Access News

On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will not hear Green Party of Connecticut v Lenge, 10-795. This sad action maintains a 20-year record of that Court’s refusal to accept any case brought to it by a minor party or an independent candidate (not counting a 1997 case in which a Georgia Libertarian candidate challenged Georgia’s law requiring candidates for state office to take a drug test). Read more »

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Jun 28 2011

The Philosophy of Liberty: Plunder

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

from the Foundation for a Free Society

In this follow up video to The Philosophy of Liberty: Property, we explore Frederic Bastiat’s concept of Legal Plunder. Is it ever OK for government to steal your stuff and give it to someone else? Or is government just a glorified organized crime syndicate a la Tony Soprano? Does it really make sense for citizens to plunder each other like competing bands of vikings?

YouTube video link

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Jun 28 2011

Libertarian Tylor Slinger running for St. Paul City Council

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Libertarian Tylor Slinger is running for City Council in St. Paul, Minnesota. Below, he talks about St. Paul politics and his campaign.

YouTube video link

(Note, this is the first of three video segments. View all three segments here.)

Visit Tylor Slinger’s campaign website.

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Jun 28 2011

Americans Elect Web Page Posts New Cumulative Signature Total

Source: Ballot Access News

On June 28, Americans Elect’s web page posted a new national signature count for its ballot access petitions. The new figure is 1,348,312. The last posting, five days ago, had been 1,262,665. As before, the vast majority of these signatures are from California. Read more »

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Jun 27 2011

Wikinews interviews U.S. Libertarian Party potential presidential candidate R.J. Harris

Source: Wikinews (posted June 17)

R.J. Harris, a potential candidate for the U.S. Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination, took some time to speak with Accredited Wikinews Reporter William Saturn about his campaign and issues positions.

Read the interview here.

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