Jan 16 2013

Gov. Johnson on Obama’s 2nd Amendment Assault

Source: GaryJohnson2012.com

“In the wake of the attacks on America on 9/11/2001, the federal government’s response was, in part, the greatest assault on individual liberties and privacy on a generation. The result was the Patriot Act, unprecedented monitoring of our personal lives, indefinite detentions and the compilation of government databases that threaten our freedom in truly disturbing ways.

Now, in the wake of Newtown and other tragic criminal acts, President Obama is again reacting by Read more »

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Jan 16 2013

The story behind one of 2012′s great election results

Source: Libertarian Party (LP.org)

In a major strategic victory for the Libertarian Party, Arizona voters soundly rejected the state’s Prop 121 initiative, which would have excluded all but the top two vote-getters of the primary elections from the general election.

Similar initiatives that passed in prior election years in Washington, Louisiana, and California have been destructive to the LP in those states. Not only do they serve to exclude Libertarians from general Read more »

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Jan 16 2013

Montana Legislative Hearing on Election Law Bill Goes Well

Source: Ballot Access News

On January 16, the Montana House State Administration Committee heard testimony on HB 120, the Secretary of State’s omnibus election law bill. The Committee won’t vote on the bill for several days. The bill contains several ballot access improvements: (1) it moves the non-presidential independent candidate deadline from March to May; (2) it lets all qualified parties hold a primary if more than a single candidate files for any office in that party’s primary; (3) it eases the requirements on who can be Read more »

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Jan 16 2013

Gary Johnson (TX): Application to fill LNC Secretary vacancy

Source: Independent Political Report

Letter from Gary Johnson (TX) to LNC below the divider. We’ve also received applications from Chuck Moulton and David Blau. Mr. Johnson previously sent an email with just his bulletin point LP titles resume, which we had also posted as his application for the At Large vacancy at the last meeting; since there was nothing new, I just linked that article from the other application articles. However, he has now sent us this additional statement about his application for Secretary specifically, so I am Read more »

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Jan 16 2013

David Blau: Application to fill LNC Secretary vacancy

Source: Independent Political Report

Letter from David Blau to LNC below the divider. We’ve also received applications from Chuck Moulton and Gary Johnson of TX (although Mr. Johnson’s statement was for the At Large vacancy at the last LNC meeting, he has submitted the exact same statement again for Secretary this time). Alicia Mattson is rumored to be also running, but has not sent us any statement about being willing to run yet. Additional candidates may apply through January 24; the directions for doing so are included here. Read more »

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