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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Mar 29 2013

Libertarian Party of Nevada Responds to Accusations of Treasurer Kurt Brackob Being A Sex Offender

Source: Independent Political Report

The following is what the Libertarian Party of Nevada (LPN) concluded after investigating their Romanian born treasurer, Kurt Brackob, who was charged as a sex offender in Romania.

Per the State of Nevada, Kurt Brackob is not on any registered sex offender list. Due to the results of this investigation it was determined that Kurt Brackob is not a sex Read more »

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Mar 29 2013

David Colborne Proposes New Bylaws for the Libertarian Party of Nevada

Source: Independent Political Report

Proposed Bylaws Amendments

Proposed Amendment: Change the Preamble to:
Preamble
People should be allowed to live as they choose so long as they do not initiate violence, coercion, nor engage in fraud. Read more »

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Mar 29 2013

Erik Viker Calls For LPPA Board Action Regarding Chair Tom Stevens

Source: Independent Political Report

Colleagues,

This is a formal call for Board action on a violation of the Communications Policy perpetrated by Tom Stevens in his capacity as moderator of an LPPA communication medium. On 3/27/13, I posted a question to the LPPA group on Facebook, which exists to allow members to communicate about the organization, asking for the latest membership totals in light of the potential impact of recruitment efforts advertised Read more »

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Mar 29 2013

What’s Going On NOW With the Libertarian Party of Nevada?

Source: Independent Political Report

These articles were sent to me by an anonymous source, and, since they’re all published articles, I’ve decided to publish them here without comment. They concern Kurt Treptow, who is currently the treasurer for the Nevada Libertarian Party. He apparently also has uses the name Kurt Brackob.

The first one is the most explanatory, but it is in Romanian. I’ve published the link, Read more »

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Mar 29 2013

Judge Gray: Make the System Work

Source: Independent Political Report

The Functional Libertarian

March 28, 2013

As everyone with any awareness realizes, life today is complicated. Nevertheless inherently things do seem to get done successfully, mostly because the incentives and flexibilities in the private sector deliver what people need, when they need it and for an acceptable cost. Read more »

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Mar 29 2013

Mark Solomon Suggest Merger of Four U.S. Socialist Groups

Source: Ballot Access News

Mark Solomon is a retired history professor who has also been active as a socialist. He has written this article in Political Affairs, suggesting that these four socialist groups should talk about merging: (1) the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism; (2) the Communist Party USA; (3) Democratic Socialists of America; (4) Freedom Road Socialist Organization. Read more »

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