Dec 31 2011

Wrights Resolutions for 2012

Source: Wrights2012.com

By R. Lee Wrights

“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” (Benjamin Franklin)

BURNET, Texas (Dec. 31) – Harry Browne was one of the most gifted writers the libertarian movement has ever known. He had a special ability to communicate Read more »

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Dec 31 2011

Harry Browne: ‘A Libertarian’s New Year’s Resolutions’

Source: Independent Political Report

by Harry Browne
Forwarded by Advocates for Self-Government
Harry Browne (RIP) was the Libertarian Party presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000.

1. I resolve to sell liberty by appealing to the self-interest of each prospect, rather than preaching to people and expecting them to suddenly adopt my ideas of right and wrong. Read more »

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Dec 31 2011

Florida Removes Socialist Workers Party from the List of Qualified Parties

Source: Ballot Access News

On December 20, the Florida Secretary of State disqualified the Socialist Workers Party, on the grounds that it has not complied with the 2011 law that required all parties to re-qualify. The new law required all parties to again submit a list of party officers, and to furnish certain other information about the party rules. Also, the new rules said that each party must have at least three officers, and that they Read more »

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Dec 31 2011

New Americans Elect National Signature Total

Source: Ballot Access News

Each week, the Americans Elect web page reveals how many signatures have been collected nationwide. The latest tally shows 2,370,633, which is a gain of 57,554 during the preceding week. By comparison, the previous week had seen an increase of 60,042. Read more »

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Dec 31 2011

Alabama Senator Cam Ward Files Two Ballot Access Improvement Bills

Source: Ballot Access News

Alabama State Senator Cam Ward (R-Alabaster) has introduced two bills to improve ballot access for minor parties and independent candidates. SB 15 would reduce petitions for a previously unqualified party from 3% of the last gubernatorial vote to 5,000 signatures, for statewide status. A party that wished to qualify in only part of the state would need a petition of 1.5% of the last Read more »

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Dec 31 2011

Gary Johnson announcement for the presidential race with LP Chair Mark Hinkle, generates flurry of media coverage.

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Video Coverage:

Announcement video, http://www.yowie.com/videochat/5jz-gary-johnson-big-announcement

CNN Interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsBntPTui9I

Fox News, http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/cavuto/index.html#/v/1350961141001/gar…
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Dec 30 2011

Congressional Quarterly Publishes “America Votes 2010″

Source: Ballot Access News

Congressional Quarterly has just published “America Votes 2010″, a 465-page book of election returns from each state for Congress and Governor. The book is the 29th in the series. A similar book is published every two years. The author, as in recent past years, is Rhodes Cook.

America Votes 2010 is the only reference book published so far that includes the Read more »

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Dec 30 2011

Stein for President news: Counterpunch article, website redesign

Source: Green Party Watch

Jill Stein’s Green Party campaign for president has been covered by Counterpunch in an article entitled “A Green New Deal?”:

The centerpiece of Stein’s plan is a commitment to end unemployment through direct federal action to create the jobs needed to end the “Bush/Obama recession,” she said in her Oct. 24 announcement release. Calling Read more »

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Dec 30 2011

Jill Stein’s Video Message December 2011

Source: Green Party Watch



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Dec 30 2011

Gary Johnson Encourages Supporters To Vote for Ron Paul in GOP Primary

Source: Independent Political Report

The Daily Caller interviewed Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson today and amongst the most interesting quotes from him was one encouraging his supporters to vote for Ron Paul in the Republican primaries and then vote for him in the general election, operating under the assumption that Paul will not win the Republican nomination. Read more »

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