Oct 03 2011

Ralph Nader: Putting the Lie to the Republicans

Source: Nader.org

Masters of the repeated lying sound byte, the craven Congressional Republicans are feasting on the health and safety of the American people with gleeful greed while making the corporate and trade association media swoon. “Job-killing regulations,” exudes daily from the mouths of Speak John Boehner, his Wall Street-licking side-kick Eric Cantor and Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell. Read more »

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Oct 03 2011

LP Monday Message: A new year of government spending

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Dear Friend of Liberty,

The U.S. government’s fiscal year ended last Friday. (That was FY 2011.)

Republicans took over the U.S. House last November, and as a result, government spending finally dropped. Read more »

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Oct 03 2011

The Kauffman Foundation shows how startup businesses are responsible for nearly all new jobs in the United States.

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Among the points it makes creatively: Of the 3 million new jobs that are created in a typical year, nearly every one is at a firm that’s been in existence five years or less. These are real jobs, not government make work, jobs.

Click here: clicks.dailyreckoning.com/t/AQ/AAdQlw/AAdfmg/AATVgw/AQ/AYkwdA/wqnn
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Oct 03 2011

William H. Webster Supports Americans Elect

Source: Ballot Access News

William H. Webster supports American Elect, according to this story. Webster was a judge on the 8th circuit between 1973 and 1978. Between 1978 and 1987, he was director of the FBI. From 1987 to 1991, he was director of the CIA. He is the only person who held both of those latter two jobs.

The story also reveals that Americans Elect will submit its Missouri ballot access Read more »

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Oct 03 2011

Horrible New York Ballot Design Illustrated

Source: Ballot Access News

As reported previously, on September 13, New York held a special election for U.S. House, 9th district, with three candidates on the ballot. The only person running who wasn’t a Republican or a Democrat was Chris Hoeppner, the Socialist Workers nominee. He only received one-fifth of 1% of the total vote. This copy of the ballot shows why. Hoeppner was on a lower line than the other Read more »

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Oct 03 2011

Text of Pennsylvania Bill on Presidential Electors is Now Available

Source: Ballot Access News

The text of Pennsylvania SB 1282, which provides that each U.S. House district should elect its own presidential elector, is now available here. The bill is badly worded. It implies that nominees of qualified parties for presidential elector must live in the district they seek to represent, but the bill makes no mention of independent presidential candidates, or the nominees of unqualified parties. If Read more »

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Oct 03 2011

Morton H. Meyerson, Business Associate of Ross Perot, is on Advisory Committee for Americans Elect

Source: Ballot Access News

According to this story by Anna Sale, Morton H. Meyerson is on Americans Elect’s advisory committee. Meyerson is former chair and CEO of Perot Systems, and also former President of Electronic Data Systems, both companies formed many years ago by Ross Perot. The Dallas Symphony Center is named for Meyerson. Read more »

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Oct 03 2011

Starchild’s analysis of LP national bylaws proposals, 2012

Source: Independent Political Report

The following is Starchild’s analysis of the proposals put forth by the LP national bylaws committee. See previous IPR posts and comments here, here, here, here and this post from the York County, PA LP for additional perspective on these proposals. Read more »

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Oct 03 2011

LNC reportedly voting by email whether to follow Judicial Committee decision on Oregon

Source: Independent Political Report

Following the national Libertarian Party Judicial Committee decision that the group led by Wes Wagner is the legitimate LP affiliate in Oregon, and that LPHQ is to restore effective recognition to that affiliate through web linking and sharing of membership data for their state, the LNC is now allegedly voting whether or not to follow the Judicial Committee decision, according to George Phillies in IPR Read more »

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Oct 03 2011

Libertarian vision: Peace, Freedom and Rep. Gordon?

Source: Independent Political Report

Ed Fitzpatrick in the Providence Journal:

The Libertarian Party of Rhode Island wants to grow. But if the tiny party is going to take state Rep. Daniel P. Gordon Jr. aboard, it better make room for his baggage. Read more »

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