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Darryl W. Perry: Is the NSA Bulk Collection Program Dead? (May 27, 2015, 10:05 AM)

Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden

From Libertarian Party presidential hopeful Darryl W. Perry at Free Press Publications:

This has been an interesting month for the future of the NSA?s bulk collection of metadata. Near the beginning of the month, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled ?The text of (Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act) cannot bear the weight the government asks us to assign to it, and ? does not authorize the telephone metadata program.? However, the Court did not order the program to be halted citing the June 1 expiration date.… Read more ...


Who is Warren Redlich? What I do (May 27, 2015, 02:11 AM)

Found in LinkedIn

Warren Redlich

Recent events made me aware that my friends don’t all know what I do for a living. That’s not your fault. It’s my job to let you know. Here’s a brief rundown so you’ll know what kinds of issues might be appropriate for a referral.

1. I’ve been a personal injury lawyer for 20 years.… Read more ...


Constitution Party of Missouri: A Memorial Day Plea (May 25, 2015, 09:57 PM)

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Email blast from the Constitution Party of Missouri:

Memorial Day is a day set aside to remember those who died defending the liberties of this country. In that vein, we need to act to protect what they died for; the sovereignty of the USA.

That statement may sound a little dramatic, but once you understand what just happened in Congress – – I think you’ll agree.… Read more ...


Socialist Alternative Debate: Bernie Sanders Announces Run for Presidency ? What Should the Left Say? (May 25, 2015, 08:42 PM)

From the Socialist Alternative website:

Promising a ?political revolution? against the ?billionaires and oligarchs? who have hijacked the political system, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has launched a campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. There was a huge response to the announcement, with 75,000 people donating $3 million to his campaign within four days.… Read more ...


Kevin J. Rogers: A Time to Serve (May 25, 2015, 08:18 PM)

modern-whigFrom Kevin J. Rogers at the Modern Whig Party website:

Perhaps no value ranks higher in the mind of a Modern Whig than the commitment to authentic public service. And, as a party founded by veterans, that commitment to service probably finds no higher expression than our desire to do all we can for those who have served, or are currently serving, our country in the armed forces.… Read more ...


Constitution Party Resolution Opposing Automatic Voter Registration, Mailed Ballots, and Compulsory Voting (May 25, 2015, 02:02 PM)

ivotedFrom the Constitution Party website:

Resolution Opposing Automatic Voter Registration, Mailed Ballots, and Compulsory Voting

Unanimously passed by National Committee on 25 April 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Whereas, on March 16, 2015, Oregon began automatically registering to vote all adult citizens who have interacted with their Department of Motor Vehicles;

Whereas, since 1995, the National Voter Registration Act, also known as the Motor Voter Act, has already expanded voting access by allowing citizens to voluntarily register to vote at their local DMVs;

Whereas, statistics show that in the twenty years since the implementation of Motor Voter, election turnout has not improved yet has, instead, actually declined;

Whereas, since 1998, Oregon mails ballots to all registered voters and now all persons with an Oregon drivers? license or state ID will have ballots mailed to them;

Whereas, U.S.… Read more ...


Constitution Party Resolution For Adhering to Constitutions, the Rule of Law, and the Intent of the Framers (May 25, 2015, 01:40 PM)

From the Constitution Party website:

Resolution For Adhering to Constitutions, the Rule of Law, and the Intent of the Framers of our United States and State Constitutions and West Virginia, Specifically.

passed unanimously by the Constitution Party National Committee on 25 April 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Whereas, the Preamble of the United States Constitution states that by it, We the People established Justice and secured the Blessings of Liberty;

Whereas, the framers of the United States were explicit in their intent that the government be constrained by constitutionally enumerated powers as stated in the Tenth Amendment;

Whereas, the Tenth Amendment also guarantees that all powers not dedicated to the Federal Government and not prohibited by the Constitution were left to the individual states and people;

Whereas, under the plea of necessity, via the War Powers Act of 1933, Congress gave the president dictatorial powers which continue to this day unabated because the declaration of emergency has never been officially terminated thereby creating a United States Constitutional crisis;

Whereas, the West Virginia Constitution states in Article 1, Section 3; ?Continuity of constitutional operation.… Read more ...


Pennsylvania Governor Nominates an Independent to be State Treasurer (May 25, 2015, 12:58 PM)

Tom Wolf

From Richard Winger at Ballot Access News:

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, has nominated Timothy Reese to be the new state treasurer. Reese is a registered independent. Treasurer is an elected partisan office in Pennsylvania, and if Reese wishes to run for re-election, he will do so in 2016.… Read more ...


Washington Times Story on Libertarian Party Presidential Debate Lawsuit (May 25, 2015, 12:10 PM)

govjohnsondeniedJennifer Harper at The Washington Times has written this article about the Libertarian Party’s involvement in the Our America Initiative lawsuit over the CPD’s rules for presidential debate inclusion. The article also mentions the Green Party’s involvement, as well as the 2012 Free & Equal debate featuring Rocky Anderson, Virgil Goode, Gary Johnson, and Jill Stein.… Read more ...


Libertarian Party: Republican-Controlled U.S. House Votes to Jack Up Military Spending, Skirt the Sequester (May 24, 2015, 03:28 PM)

lp on US mapFrom the Libertarian Party website:

228 Republicans and 41 Democrats in the U.S. House voted for a $612 billion defense authorization bill on May 15. They maneuvered the increase in military spending, which should have been prohibited by ?sequester? spending caps established by the Budget Control Act of 2011, by putting some of the spending in a slush fund.… Read more ...


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