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Root: Five Tactics Your Campaign Can?t Afford to Ignore (April 4, 2012, 06:34 PM)
Wayne Ally Root, the 2008 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee and current chairman of the LP National Campaign Committee sent the following message. It lists the five tactics for LP candidates to run successful campaigns.
Jim Duensing is the New Boston Tea Party Presidential Nominee (April 4, 2012, 05:08 PM)
From an e-mail:
I am the Presidential nominee for the Boston Tea Party!
Thanks to everyone who voted and kept me at the top for each round of voting. Now the real work begins.
The First Conference Call for the Fire and Ice Brigade of the Duensing / Barrick Presidential campaign of the Boston Tea Party is tomorrow – Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Pacific / 8:30 Eastern. The number to call is (559) 726-1000. The pin is 989097#
The call will focus on our ballot access strategy and what you can do in your community and state to be the change you want to see in the world.
Thanks again for all the support. Now, let’s go give the people a real choice for real change this November.
In Liberty, with Eternal Vigilance,
Gary Johnson On Colbert Report (April 3, 2012, 11:23 AM)
Gary Johnson appeared on The Colbert Report yesterday, introduced as “the former governor of New Mexico and an advocate for legalizing marijuana.” “Libertarian” was mentioned 12 times, while the Fair Tax was not mentioned once. Johnson disputed that the Libertarian Party is on the fringe, claiming that “most Americans are fiscally conservative and socially tolerant”. When asked to describe what a Libertarian is, Johnson said: “A Libertarian is going to end the wars in the Middle East. A Libertarian is going to balance the federal budget. A Libertarian is going to stand up for marriage equality.”
Johnson also said: “The Libertarian Party is 40 years old. In a poll 3 months ago, 50% of Americans support legalizing marijuana. Who perhaps is singularly most reposnsible for that? Perhaps it’s the Libertarian Party, which initially — kooks? Today, you know, not so kooky. Everything that the Libertarian Party is talking about today I think is not kooky at all, it’s really the prescription for what ails America.”
Article on a Possible Ron Paul Third Party Run (April 2, 2012, 10:44 PM)
Van Jones Attacks Libertarians as ?Bigots? (April 2, 2012, 10:01 PM)
I saw this story on the Facebook page of Robert Butler. The story is from The Blaze. I think Jones has small l libertarians more in mind, but I figured this would make for an interesting discussion nonetheless.
Cynthia McKinney Running for Congress as a Green? (April 2, 2012, 12:11 PM)
Full story at Green Party Watch: here.
Bob Barr, Roseanne Barr Negotiating Progressive-Libertarian Alliance Ticket? (April 1, 2012, 09:10 PM)
I have just learned from high placed campaign sources that Roseanne Barr, a candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination, and 2008 Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr are in serious discussions about a joint campaign for POTUS.
The sticking point right now is which one would head the ticket. Roseanne Barr has been making the case that, as the progressive, she would bring 27% of the voters in the country on board as supporters in the general election, as opposed to only 13% that would support the Libertarians. She also explains that she had a top rated TV program in the 1990s, much more popular than Bob Barr’s impeachment of Bill Clinton, and that she has been voted queen of the US Parliament Inc.
For his part, Bob Barr’s team points out that according to the blueprint set forth by political mastermind strategist (and himself one of the leading contenders for the Boston Tea Party presidential nomination) Robert Milnes, the male candidate should be on top and the female should know her place as the VP candidate. “A woman’s place is in the naval observatory, and the Bible says men should always be on top” according to Barr staffer April Moran. “In other words the determining factor for the top of the ticket should be based on anatomy, not ideology.”
Asked to explain this development in light of Bob Barr’s recent endorsement of Newt Gingrich, Ms. Moran said “Newt is a real libertarian, however I just don’t like that Mitt Romney. He is a total yankee liberal from Massachusetts and follows a heathen religion. I know we need to get that illegal alien African Muslim socialist out of the white house by any means necessary, and I think that the poll numbers obviously show that Mr. Bob can win this thing by having a progressive female as a VP candidate.”
Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier will lend his considerable experience to the campaign as a high placed advisor.
Found on Liberty Lion, by Dr. Tom Stevens
After Providing 175-Word Statements Of Candidacy To LP News, Libertarian Presidential Candidates Sam Sloan, James Ogle, Leroy Saunders & Barbara “Miss Joy” Waymire Are Told There Is No Room For Their Submissions
Presidential Candidates running for the Libertarian Party nomination submitted 175-word statements for the upcoming issue of LP News, the national Libertarian Party newsletter. Carla Howell, Libertarian Party Executive Director, recently wrote an e-mail to Sam Sloan, James Ogle, Leroy Saunders and Barbara “Miss Joy” Waymire, to tell them their statements would not appear in the upcoming issue of LP News.
That e-mail from Ms. Howell, which was forwarded by one of the rejected candidates to Liberty Lion, reads as follow:
I am writing to 4 of you whose candidacies had not qualified for inclusion on the LP.org web site (back when we posted POTUS candidates there – no longer).
While I am not permitted to post your candidacies at that web page, I offered to include you in the upcoming issue of LP News, and each of you made a 175-word submission – thank you.
Regretfully, we were short of space and forced to cut a good deal of the content we would have liked to include. So your submissions did not make the issue.
In order to give your campaigns some exposure to our members, I have posted a blog that includes you along with the other 6 candidates. You can see the blog post here:
Link is here
I believe you all bring merits to the presidential race, and wish you the best of luck in your campaigns.
The 175-word Presidential Candidate Statements of Sam Sloan, R. Lee Wrights, James Ogle, Bill Still, Carl Person, Leroy Saunders, Jim Burns, RJ Harris, Barbara “Miss Joy” Waymire and Gary Johnson, are the following:
In 2010, I was runner-up for the NYLP’s Gubernatorial Nomination. I served as Media Relations Director and as State Representative for the Manhattan LP. I serve as Treasurer of the Queens LP and as Secretary of the San Francisco LP. I am a Book Publisher, Chess Champion and was the last pro se litigant to orally argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court and win. I have eight children (one daughter who served in the U.S. Marines in Iraq & two sons in the U.S. Army who are about to be deployed to Afghanistan).
I will end the War on Drugs and the War on our Civil Liberties. I support our country?s right to self-defense but generally oppose any foreign military interventions.
I will use my candidacy to expand the base of the LP by adopting the Stevens? Strategy (named after Dr. Tom Stevens), which involves reaching out to individuals alienated from the political system (e.g. polygamists, nudists, atheists, Buddhists, home-schoolers) and offering them a long-term home in the Libertarian Party.
R. Lee Wrights
The Libertarian Party can make a difference in 2012, but the only way we can do that is by being different. We can only make a difference if our presidential candidate is willing and able to present a clear, principled, unwavering and unequivocal libertarian message that offers Americans true choices and rational alternatives.
We can only make a difference if we’re not afraid to offer a radically different answer to our nation’s problems, not variations or modifications of the false solutions promoted by Democrats and Republicans.
The libertarian promise of peace and prosperity is a message Americans are longing to hear. We don’t need to soften, refine or modify what we believe to win votes. Instead, we must embrace our beliefs and wear them proudly.
As the Libertarian candidate for President of the United States, I’ll make this bold stand. I’ve never been afraid to speak truth to power, and I won’t stop now. I’ll guarantee that in 2012 the Libertarian Party is the difference that makes a difference.
My name is James Orlando Ogle. My logo is Joogle, and Google derived from my logo in 1997 because I started a virtual parliament that allows all voters to work in unity based on marked ballots kept as proof under ranked choice majority voting, while giving every voter more liberty to self-categorize as they wish.
I have innovated the ranked choice consensus voting system which guarantees that legislation can be approved by allowing multiple alternatives to be ranked, the more the better, so that items with 100% approval can be approved by consensus.
In addition, ranked choice majority voting can be used to find alternatives in Congress, where any item receiving 50% plus one vote can be considered approved by a simple majority, thus doing away with all the fighting and bickering that you’re used to seeing in politics.
I won the Libertarian Party primary with 52.7% of the total votes cast on these planks, along with philosophy of the the non-initiation of force, smaller government and more liberty. Please see USParliament.org for more information: http://www.usparliament.org/google2012.php
The main problem troubling all Americans is the economy. Unfortunately, central banks (China, England, European Central Bank, and Japan) have pumped over $7 trillion into the world economy. This ?hot? money is making all stock markets rise and this is the main ?economic? number people pay attention to, unfortunately.
This makes Obama?s re-election much easier. But wait, wait: A hot money bubble is very temporary ? typically 18 months ? enough to get Obama through the election certainly.
The problem is that the quantity of money is not in the hands of we, the people. We have ZERO control over the QUANTITY. Banks and central banks are in complete control over the quantity of money in every nation on earth. I?m the only candidate anywhere who understands this and knows what to do about it.
1. No more national debt. A sovereign nation does not have to borrow. We borrow from banks and central banks and thereby we have a nation that has lost its sovereignty to the biggest banks.
2012 should be our year, but we need to sell our party to voters. Being against war, taxes, regulation and in favor of personal freedoms is insufficient. We need to show voters through specific issues of importance to them (i.e., jobs, homes, education, business opportunities) that Libertarianism provides the desired solutions for voters. My issues (targeted deregulation to let small business create jobs, provide needed vocational training and create prosperity, and option to stay in foreclosed homes) will attract millions of voters who have lost almost everything through their elected Republicans and Democrats. No candidate in any party except me has specific, workable proposals to reach voters and attract their vote. 20,000,000 jobs can be created through my plan ?First 3 Are Free? (i.e., treated as independent contractors, as a head start for small business); preemptive legislation to let small business advertise for capital (now illegal), and preemptive legislation to deregulate higher education and vocational training, to train millions of unemployed, underemployed, retirees, disadvantaged to become highly-paid ?Technical Assistant to Small Business Owner?.
The American people are fed up with big government this is why I believe the time is right for us Libertarians to stand up and take the lead. We have the most powerful political message lower taxes, less government, peace and more freedom is not enough. Its not enough to put forth a different message you must also put forth a different candidate. Americans overwhelmingly do not trust politicians so why put forth another politician? We have to give the voters a clear cut choice. We must elect a game changer. An average American that can resonate with the people. An average American has the ability to tap into their emotions and the frustration of the people. If you do this you can and will inspire those same people to act and that is how we make history and elect the first Libertarian President! A candidate that can galvanize Americans and transmit to the people how through Libertarian principles their lives can be profoundly better. This is why I should obtain the Presidential nominee of the Libertarian party!
Libertarians, I want to say thank you. Thank you because you are special: Special because you are chosen: Chosen because you made a choice. Your choice is libertarianism. Libertarians believe that people should be allowed to live as they choose so long as they do not initiate force, threaten to initiate force or engage in fraud. When Libertarianism is adopted, we will enter an age of Peace, Prosperity and Progress. You are special people because of your knowledge and with that knowledge you are among the only people who can bring us all: Peace, Prosperity and Progress. We are not better than anyone else. We are just people ? but, because of our knowledge and choices, we do have it within our power to bring us all Peace, Prosperity, and Progress. Our task is not easy, nothing of value ever is. I am Jim Burns. I am seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for President. http://www.jimburnsforpresident.com/
PO Box 1139, Beatty, NV 89003, 541-261-4163, 702-722-9494
My name is RJ Harris and I am running for President of the United States to restore Freedom, Liberty the Constitution and the Republic. To do this as president I will end our foreign policy of interventionism, close GITMO and cease its tortuous activities, stop foreign aid hand-outs, end the drug war by pardoning all non-violent drug offenders, end the Federal Reserve System and restore sound currency, stop all unconstitutional federal spending and close all unconstitutional federal agencies, restore a Department of Justice which looks inwards towards our government instead of outwards towards We the People and I will place my oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States above all Congressional attempts to promulgate unconstitutional and freedom infringing legislation. To do all of that I need your support and your votes and I sincerely and humbly ask that from you today. In return I will fight for our freedom and defend our liberty message, without fear, in both the media and on the debate stage. Thank you.
Barbara ?Miss Joy? Waymire
Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, employee, employer, sole proprietor, Jill of All, Master of None, self-sufficient, and a desire to serve the will of the people; by, for and with the people as a Team.
None look for the root of the issues; the trampling of Individual Freedom and the stripping of the State?s Powers.
I stand for Individual Freedom. Many have confused Freedom with equality under the law.
You cannot extend the ?Olive branch of Peace? with military bases to enforce it. I support closing all foreign bases and reducing the size and scope of the military to protect the citizens and our borders.
I support abolishing the Federal Reserve and restoring a sound currency, backed by silver, gold and other precious metals.
I support Term Limits and per diem pay over Congressional salaries, perks and pensions. Politics was not intended to be a career choice, for then the career becomes foremost over the people.
I support closing useless departments such as: Commerce, Education, etc.; reducing government expenditures; a balanced budget.
America, for the first time in modern history, is poised to reject the tired two-party duopoly that has brought the nation to its knees economically, while firmly implanting government in every aspect of our lives, families and businesses.
After many months of traveling the country and hearing the concerns and aspirations of thousands of Americans, I am more convinced than ever that the real majority today consists of individuals who not only want a government which spends less, but also does less. Less management of our lives. Less manipulation of our money. And less involvement in wars and nation-building we can neither afford nor justify as clear national interests.
That majority wants and deserves not only a voice in this election, but a viable candidate who has governed ? successfully — on the basis of libertarian principles. I am that candidate, and I ask for the support of Libertarians across the nation as we make history in 2012. http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/
Robert Milnes is Currently a Leading Candidate for the Boston Tea Party Presidential Nomination (April 1, 2012, 01:21 PM)
Robert Milnes has received a surprising surge in support for the Presidential nomination of the Boston Tea Party, which holds all its nominee and officer elections online and is currently on the ballot in zero states.
The BTP previously nominated Tiffany Briscoe, but removed her as the presidential nominee after it turned out that she had falsely claimed to be a college graduate and part of the board of trustees of Howard County Community College. Briscoe is continuing her run as an independent, and says on her website that while she does not consider her removal as a candidate to have been proper, she has in fact resigned as the party’s candidate because she no longer wants to be a part of any political party. After Briscoe was removed, BTP chair Darryl Perry initially ruled that the party would not run a candidate for president, but his ruling was overturned by a vote of the membership.
In 2008, the party ran Charles Jay for President and was on the ballot in three states. The BTP’s one sentence platform is “The Boston Tea Party supports reducing the size, scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues, and opposes increasing the size, scope and power of government at any level, for any purpose.”
As of this writing Milnes is only one vote behind the leading candidate for the nomination, Jim Duensing. In previous runs for the nomination of the BTP, including this past December, Milnes has usually received only one vote (presumably his own). He has also been a 2008 and 2012 candidate for the Green and Libertarian Party nominations, but has not received any votes that I know of at either party’s conventions (he himself has been unable to afford to travel to attend as a delegate).
Milnes supports a Progressive-Libertarian alliance strategy whereby a progressive male presidential candidate would appear on a joint ticket with a libertarian female VP, which he believes would lead to them being elected to the Presidency of the United States following an endorsement by the National Education Association and other labor unions.
In keeping with the BTP platform, Milnes is a strong advocate for privacy rights and sexual freedom (that is, he is outraged that “determined to stop the “wrong person” from being elected president of the United States, the FBI is spying on presidential candidates — through their television sets!
Even more frighteningly, top TV news babes are “in” on this bizarro FBI conspiracy — and are even watching the candidates masturbate to them as they report the news!”)
Milnes has also been a vigilant observer and whistleblower of media and political shenaningans. His achievements include being the first to discover the Briscoe duplicity, calling into question whether I (Paulie) am a government plant*, and calling for an investigation into the death of Libertarian Party co-founder David Nolan, who Milnes believes died mysteriously.
In discussing BTP ballot access plans Milnes has said “I’m not a ballot access expert. I never claimed to be. It is not a requirement for a candidate. It is the party’s responsibility.” He further explained “I haven’t finished paying my March rent yet. I have a water leak from frozen pipes this winter which is soaking my carpet. Water turned off. I’m going to lead a hose into the kitchen and another into the bathroom.”
The two leading BTP presidential nomination contenders, Duensing and Milnes, agree that the party should change its name to the Lexington Green Party. Milnes writes “But his suggestion of Lexington Green party I find very appealing but probably not for the same reasons as he. I would say the Lexington Green party is one of radical libertarians, radical enough to colaborate with the Green party to overthrow the reactionary dems & reps. So I propose changing the party name to the Lerxington Green party.” The Green Party of Lexington, KY has not yet been reached for comment.
In discussing plans for the campaign, Milnes writes “I will say again which I have said MANY times. I’m too broke & depressed to do much. I am barely able to take care of myself. I was barely able to get to the NJ/PA conference/debate in 2008 . I was barely able to get to the forum debate in Swarthmore this January. [..] I already proposed that if I get the nomination I can go around getting millions of progressive supporters starting with NEA. That is the best I can do under the present circumstances I’m in.”
John Wayne Smith is also running, and NOTA is a candidate in every BTP election.
(*Breaking news from Paulie posted at bostontea.us: “I take it all back.
… seeing your numbers in the current voting round has made me change my mind about you [Milnes].
I’m voting for you this time and I have to admit that while I have been both a plant and a jerk up until now, seeing the potential for you to actually win the nomination and, thus, the presidency has empowered me to cast off my shackles, spurn my government masters and come out in support of your candidacy.”)
Occupy Wall Street endorses Ron Paul for President (April 1, 2012, 11:48 AM)
NYCGA.net is an official website of Occupy Wall Street. It is the site for the New York City General Assembly, who make decisions on the ground for Occupy Wall Street.
The NYCGA website today has an announcement that OWS has agreed to officially endorse the Paul presidential ticket.
Well, the endorsement comes with a condition. The website added “If Paul wins the nomination he can carry the OWS endorsement only if Dr. Cornel West is accepted as Vice President.”
When you click on the part that says “Read the minutes”, you are directed to an odd website. And, when you look at the calendar you begin to wonder…
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