Archive for March, 2007

Rick Jore to attend Constitution Party meeting in Boise

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Apparently, Montana State Representative Rick Jore, will be attending the Constitution Party national committee meeting in Boise, Idaho next month on the 20 & 21st of April.
Rick Jore will be giving a talk on his experience in the Montana State Legislature and the accomplishments of shaking up the two dominant parties in the Montana Legislature.
Other [...]

Quebec Election: Minor Party Transformed Into Major Party

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Ballot Access News

On March 26, Quebec Province held a provincial parliamentary election. The Democratic Action Party of Quebec (ADQ), which had held only 4 seats in the last Quebec parliament (out of 125 seats) won 41 seats, making it the 2nd strongest party in the province. The results are: Liberal Party 48 seats, ADQ 41 [...]

Interview with Greg Evensen

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

I recently interviewed Greg Evensen of the Heartland USA Party.


TPW: When did your party start?

Heartland USA Party: This summit effort began in July 2006. Party was needed (or something was) to fill out the website.


TPW: How many members do you have?

Heartland USA Party: Non-dues members (by sign-in), about 1500.


TPW: [...]

Battered Voter Syndrome

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

For Those Suffering from This Debilitating Disorder, New Poll Suggests Recovery Has Begun.

A recent poll taken at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. shows conservatives are fed up with the current political regime and want a new batch of leaders.

The poll ( shows 82% of those asked think the Republican Party no [...]

2004 Libertarian Vice-Presidential candidate endorses Ron Paul for President 2008

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

2. Do you think that you could support any of the potential 2008 Republican or Democratic nominees for President?

Yes, many of them express libertarian principles towards which I am sympathetic. Many of them have personal styles and philosophies of life which are congruent with my own.

3. Michael Badnark, your running mate in 2004, says that [...]

Constitution Party of New York joins Read the Bills Act Coalition

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Quote of the day:

Democracy is the bludgeoning of the people, by the people, for the people.—Oscar Wilde

Three more websites have joined the “Read the Bills Act” Coalition. Check them out . . .

Market Bust (blog)
New York Constitution Party
See for Yourself (blog)

Source: D o w n s i z e r - D i s p [...]

Jefferson Republican Party Boycotts Bank of America

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

The Jefferson Republican Party has joined the Bank of America Boycott. Details on the boycott can be found at JRP’s blog

Maine Green Registration Rises Again

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Ballot Access News

Maine’s Secretary of State has finally released voter registration data for November 2006. The results are: Democratic 31.16%; Republican 28.12%; Green 2.95%; independent and other parties, 37.77%.

Back in November 2004, the Maine data was: Democratic 31.17%; Republican 28.07%; Green 2.36%; independent and other parties 38.40%. Thus, between November 2004 and November 2006, major [...]

Ballot access in Illinois

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

The following is from Randall Stufflebeam, chairman of the Constitution Party of Illinois:

Ballot Access for the Constitution Party of Illinois is about to be within our grasp. Last year the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Illinois ballot access requirements for independent candidates wanting to run for the General Assembly unconstitutional. (See Illinois [...]

Minnesota Constitution Party rejects disaffiliation

Monday, March 26th, 2007

The Minnesota CP held a special state-wide meeting on Saturday. A proposal for Minnesota to disaffiliate from the national Constitution Party was brought forward by former CP Senatorial candidate Ben Powers. And was soundly rejected by the Party, prompting Mr. Powers to leave the CPMN in a resignation that was a tirade about Mormons and [...]

Thanks to Jore, Montana Ban on U.N. flag moves forward

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

As reported on the Constitution Party website….

Montana Ban on U.N. flag moves forward

by Gwen Florio
Tribune Capitol Bureau

HELENA — It would be illegal to fly the United Nations flag on state government property under a bill that received preliminary approval Friday from the House of Representatives, which deadlocked on the issue a day earlier.

“If we [...]

LP Leaders Meet in Orlando

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Libertarian officials and activists met in Orlando over the weekend to discuss the future of the party. At the meeting, Executive Director Shane Cory stressed the need for running capable candidates in winnable races to build the party from the ground up.

From the Washington Times…

Libertarian Party leaders gave a standing ovation to former Rep. [...]

Interview With Charlie Klein

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

I recently interviewed Charlie Klein, the new chairman of one of the Veterans Party of America.

I left his original spelling and grammar unedited. Charlie asked me to emphasize that these are his answers and do not necessarily reflect the views of all members.


TPW: Tell me a little bit about your personal political background. [...]

2004 Constitution Party ticket on Ron Paul for President ‘08

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

In 2004 Michael Peroutka and Chuck Baldwin were, respectively, the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the Constitution Party. In his most recent column, Chuck Baldwin writes:

Congressman Ron Paul of Texas embodies everything the CEP is looking for. Beyond that, if he should miraculously win the nomination, he would, no doubt, receive broad support in [...]

Sometimes children are smarter than adults

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Go talk to your child, or if you do not have kids a child that you know, and tell them that from now on they can only use two crayons: blue and red.

Inevitably the child will ask why. The child will tell you that he or she has a full box of crayons and that [...]

Let’s Get A Little Practical: Free Speech Cuts Both Ways

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Another of the late Mr. Shearer’s reprints, from February of last year.

This is also for Chris Fluharty, the current Vice Chair of the Missouri Constitution Party, who was kicked out of The American View discussion forums recently when he defended the Constitution Party.
Chris also had his posts removed so no one could view them.

Free [...]

AIP Events & Party-Organizing 101

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

Recently, Edward C. Noonan, the State Chairman of the American Independent Party, and one of the most active members of the AIP has been organizing County Committees in the various parts of the State of California. This past weekend has been no exception. In his email report on these local AIP events, Ed gives good [...]

Constitution Party of Florida member left GOP when her former lover was elected governor

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Tucker said she has no way to be sure whether Crist is the father. A DNA test would determine that, but Tucker said, “We’ve never asked him to take one. Our daughter has said if he gives his DNA, she will. . .”

. . . Townsend, meanwhile, has made it clear she wants nothing [...]

I’ve Been Busy…

Monday, March 19th, 2007

I’ve had a few people ask if I’ve lost interest in TPW or slowed my posting on purpose. The truth is that I’ve been working as hard as I can on a City Council campaign here for one of my friends. The election is on Tuesday and it’s been taking almost all of [...]

Arkansas (Kinda) Loosens Ballot Access Laws

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Ballot Access News reports that the Arkansas legislature has lowered the number of signatures required for third parties. However they did add some additional procedural hurdles to make up for it…

On Friday, the Arkansas House approved a bill to lower the requirements for third parties to 10,000 signatures. The bill passed 66-23.

State law currently [...]

Interview with an Iowa Green

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

The Des Moines Register has an interview with co-chair of the Iowa Green Party, and former Senate candidate, Daryl Northrop.

Daryl Northrop is the co-chair of both the Iowa Green Party and the Polk County Green Committee, a former U.S. Senate candidate and a passionate politico who sees more campaigns in his near future.

The 34-year-old [...]

Ballot access in Arkansas

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

LITTLE ROCK — New political parties will need fewer signatures to gain ballot access but will have less time to gather them, under a bill approved Friday by the House.

By a 66-23 vote, the House approved legislation that would require new parties to gather 10,000 signatures to be recognized on the ballot. State law now [...]

Billings Outpost prints correction on Constitution Party disaffiliation article

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Roger Clawson’s March 1 column inaccurately reported that the Utah chapter of the Constitution Party adopted a position on abortion that caused six state chapters, including Montana, to leave the national organization. The disputed abortion position actually was adopted by the Nevada chapter of the Constitution Party.

Source: Billings Outpost

Evangelicals: Against abortion, and now war

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

The Oregonian published a lengthy article on the Constitution Party of Oregon’s anti-war activism today:

But by 2002, troubled by the lack of progress on the anti-abortion front and the legality of the president’s war powers, they joined the Constitution Party. Soon after the invasion, Dave Brownlow began writing articles opposing the war. Meanwhile, [...]

Jore plays pivotal role in divided House

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

The Northwest Montana Daily InterLake published a story on Rick Jore today:

“I’m not comfortable being in a game of political strategy,” Jore said Monday, just a couple of days before House floor debates are scheduled to begin on the six budget bills. “Where I am comfortable is voting on my oath to uphold the Constitution [...]