Apr 22 2013

Judge Gray: The False Allure of Minimum Wage Laws

Source: Independent Political Report

The Functional Libertarian

April 18, 2013

The 2012 platform for the Democratic Party promised to raise the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.50 per hour, and to index future changes to inflation. This, as well as arguments for a “living wage,” sounds like a good and compassionate idea, but it has a false allure. Read more »

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Apr 22 2013

Updated Court Filings for Lawsuit Regardng the Libertarian Party of Oregon

Source: Independent Political Report

In the interest of continuity and transparency, here is a summary of the pending court filings for the Oregon LP dispute. Background can be found by putting “Oregon Libertarian Party” in IPR’s searchbox. There are now more than fifty articles chronicling the past two years.

LPO Motions for Summary Judgement Read more »

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Apr 22 2013

“I Can’t Take the Loss of Liberty” or, How to Radicalize a Suburban Mom

Source: Reason (via Independent Political Report)


“I didn’t want to run for office,” says Gigi Bowman, “liberty candidate” for the New Read more »

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Apr 22 2013

Chuck Baldwin to Preach Howard Phillips’ Funeral

Source: Independent Political Report

This is from Chuck Baldwin’s Facebook page.

My dear friend Howard Phillips passed away this past Saturday. He was one of my heroes and one of the most brilliant men I have ever known. He forgot more about government and history than most of us will ever learn. He was a graduate of Harvard. He was the head of two federal agencies in the Nixon White House. Most people don’t Read more »

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Apr 22 2013

Libertarian Party of Nevada 2013 Convention Postponed

Source: Libertarian Party of Nevada

We regret to announce that we are forced to postpone the 2013 Libertarian Party of Nevada State Convention. The convention will no longer be held on Saturday April 27, 2013, as originally scheduled.

The Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Nevada does not take this decision lightly, but is compelled to do so because, during the past week, the Read more »

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Apr 22 2013

Libertarian Party: Kill CISPA and repeal Patriot Act, NDAA

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

Republican and Democratic politicians are once again attacking Internet freedom and Americans’ privacy rights. This time, it’s the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA).

CISPA makes a mockery of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially Read more »

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Apr 22 2013

Public Policy Poll for South Carolina Has Evidence that Green Party Candidates Don’t Necessarily Injure Democratic Candidates

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 22, Public Policy Polling released this poll for the special election in South Carolina’s first U.S. House district. The overall poll shows these results: Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch 50%, Republican Mark Sanford 41%, Green Eugene Platt 3%, undecided 6%.

Most significant is the question that sorts these responses, depending on how the Read more »

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Apr 22 2013

Minor Parties Start Working on 2014 Ballot Access Drives

Source: Ballot Access News

In a few states, various parties are working on getting on the 2014 ballot. The Libertarian Party has begun its Hawaii petition, and has approximately 150 signatures. The requirement is 706 signatures. The Constitution Party is working to obtain 1,000 registered members in Louisiana, and believes it now has 130. The Green Parties of Arizona and Nevada are also working on registration drives. The Nevada Read more »

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Apr 22 2013

Georgia Green Party and Georgia Constitution Party Appeal Presidential Ballot Access Case

Source: Ballot Access News

On April 22, the Constitution and Green Parties of Georgia appealed their presidential ballot access case to the 11th circuit. The case is Green Party of Georgia v State. The lawsuit was filed in 2012 and pointed out that the U.S. Supreme Court and the Eleventh Circuit have both ruled that ballot access for President has more protection than ballot access for other office (Georgia is in the 11th circuit). Read more »

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