Mar 31 2013

IPR Exclusive: Interview With Darryl W. Perry, First Announced Candidate for 2016 LP Presidential Nomination

Source: Independent Political Report

Darryl W. Perry is a writer whose articles are published in several publications, including the monthly newspaper The Sovereign. He is a co-host on a radio show on Liberty Radio Network. He is the owner and managing editor of Free Press Publications (FPP.cc). Perry is a co-founder and co-chairman of the New Hampshire Liberty Party, a party created in September 2012 to promote secession of the state from the federal Read more »

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Mar 31 2013

Darryl W. Perry: Big Decisions from the High Court

Source: Independent Political Report

Darryl W. Perry is a writer whose articles are published in several publications, including the monthly newspaper The Sovereign. He is a co-host on a radio show on Liberty Radio Network. He is the owner and managing editor of Free Press Publications (FPP.cc). Perry is a co-founder and co-chairman of the New Hampshire Liberty Party, a party created in September 2012 to promote secession of the state from the federal Read more »

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Mar 31 2013

Vermont Supreme Court Upholds June Petition Deadline for Independent Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 29, the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the June petition deadline for independent candidates. Here is the decision in Trudell v State of Vermont, 2013-18.

The decision has some odd features. Vermont permits “sore loser” candidacies; in other words, candidates who run and lose in a partisan primary may then run as independents in November. Such candidacies are common in Vermont. The decision says Read more »

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Mar 30 2013

IPR Exclusive: Follow-Up Interview with Cody Quirk, Nevada CP Activist Working to Unite All Constitutionalist And Right-Wing Parties

Source: Independent Political Report

Back in January 2013, IPR first interviewed Nevada Constitution Party activist Cody Quirk about his organization, the Clarion Call to Unite Committee (CCTUC). From the website, (http://www.cctuc.com): “The Clarion Call To Unite Committee is a group made up of like-minded constitutionalists from various minor parties and political independents that likewise favor the restoration of our Constitutional Republic. The Read more »

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Mar 30 2013

Opening Brief Filed in California Case Over Whether Plaintiffs Who Challenged Two Details of Proposition 14 Should Pay Attorneys Fees to Prop. 14 Supporters

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 29, this brief was filed in the California Court of Appeals, in Field v Bowen. At this point, the only issue remaining in this case is whether the individuals who sued to overturn two undemocratic aspects of California’s top-two law should be required to pay $243,279 in attorneys fees to the Proposition 14 supporters who intervened in the lawsuit. The linked brief is the opening brief, so it was filed Read more »

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Mar 30 2013

Ninth Circuit Will Consider Peace & Freedom Party Case over Presidential Primary Ballot Access

Source: Ballot Access News

On March 27, the Ninth Circuit determined that the lawsuit Peace & Freedom Party v Bowen is not a case that can be mediated. Therefore, the case will be heard by a panel of judges in the future. The case was filed on April 3, 2012, when the California Secretary of State refused to print all four of the party’s presidential primary candidates on the party’s own presidential primary ballot. Specifically, she Read more »

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Mar 29 2013

Republicans and Democrats vote for new Internet tax

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Republicans claim to oppose high taxes, but they vote for more Big Government — and higher taxes. The latest case in point is a U.S. Senate vote to pass an Internet sales tax bill that would force online retail outlets to start collecting taxes on behalf of state governments.

A majority of Republicans in the U.S. Senate (26 yeas, 19 nays) voted for the massive Read more »

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Mar 29 2013

“The Independence Party of Minnesota is back.”

Source: Independence Party of Minnesota

While Tim Nelson, with Minnesota Public Radio said this about the party’s showing in the state legislative races in 2012, our web team is happy to proclaim that the Independence Party of Minnesota is back . . . online as well.

Thank you for your patience as we rebuild our online presence. Over the next few weeks, you will notice the site evolve visually and functionally. As time permits Read more »

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Mar 29 2013

Americans Elect’s Peter Ackerman, Kahlil Byrd and Dan Winslow: Where Are They Now?

Source: Irregular Times (via Independent Political Report)

As you may recall, from 2010 to 2012 the Americans Elect corporation operated an effort to try and elect its own candidate for President of the United States via a privatized selection run by a corporate board. That effort failed dismally despite repeated national promotion due to the lack of interest and support of the American voters. Even as the corporation dissolved, Americans Elect told the country to expect Read more »

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Mar 29 2013

War Tax Resistance 101

Source: Peace and Freedom Party

By Kathy Labriola

Posted on March 26, 2013 by the Communications Committee

I joined Peace and Freedom Party in 1974 because of the “Peace” part. I have been a war tax resister for over 30 years.

Any nation needs three things in order to wage war: young men and women who are Read more »

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