Archive for May, 2007

Election Results from Texas

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

From my race:

Waxahachie City Council
Chuck Beatty (I) - 812
Buck Jordan (I) - 661
Joey Dauben - 178

Jefferson Republican Party supports Scottish independence

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

For Immediate Release: Fanning the Flames of Freedom

May 12, 2007 - Last weekend the Scottish people did something many said they never would do. For many years the flames of independence have spread, but Scots have been discouraged from continuing such a pursuit. They have been told that independence is impractical, ridiculous and even [...]

Hammer of Lies

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Should legal action be taken against Stephen Van Dyke for his Hammer of Truth/Liberty Mix projects? Raising $10,000 and then having nothing to show for it—what can be done about it? And what do readers propose?

Also, should a recall attempt be taken against Allen Hacker in his new position with the California Libertarian Party? Discuss [...]

Former candidates unjustly fined for campaign violations

Friday, May 11th, 2007

It’s obvious that the Nevada Independent American Party is posing a big challenge to Nevada’s two-party system, so they’re going after the IAP for frivolous reasons…

Secretary of State Ross Miller has taken a hard line on 2006 candidates who refuse to follow campaign contribution and expense reporting laws, fining 118 different people who ran for [...]

Janine Hansen: Independent American

Friday, May 11th, 2007

Janine Hansen is a busy woman these days.

Besides commuting from her home in Elko to Carson City every weekend in the spring while serving as a lobbyist for the Nevada State Legislature, she also works as the Leader of the Nevada Eagle Forum, the Nevada Committee for Full Statehood, and as the Executive Director for [...]

Maine Greens Growing, Holding Convention

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

The Maine Green Independent Party is touting new voter registration figures that show that the state has the highest percentage of Green voters anywhere in the country. The party will be holding its annual convention on May 19-20 in Bangor.

Read the Press Release…

The Maine Green Independent Party now commands nearly 3% of Maine’s registered [...]

Constitution Party of Oregon on the passage of sexual orientation legislation

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Restore America, a Lake Oswego-based group founded in 1999 to encourage Christians to vote, has already vowed to refer the anti-discrimination bill to voters. If it doesn’t add the domestic partnership legislation to the referendum, the State Constitution Party of Oregon will, said Jack Brown, state party chairman.

As far as he’s concerned, the domestic-partnership legislation [...]

Debt & Texas

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

For those in Texas - and many states have something like this for you to research - a quick information gathering on your future tax load - as well as current bond elections - could be useful:

Note: Libertarians are helping fight Ellis County’s $54 million facilities bond. The vote is set for Saturday, May 12.

Ellis [...]

Ralph Nader endorses Mike Gravel

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

A post from Commondreams.org by Ralph Nader gives praise to Mike Gravel. It doesn’t give any indication, though, whether or not Nader will run again in 2008.

Like a fresh wind coming down from Alaska - the state he represented as a U.S. Senator from 1969 - 1981, Mike Gravel is determined to start a [...]

CP Candidate wins 39% in South Carolina

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Constitution Party candidate Butch Taylor won 39% of the vote in a 2-way race for a Greenville County Council seat in South Carolina. He was defeated by another staunch conservative who was running on the Republican ballot line.

From Greenville Online…

Bob Jones University administrator Sid Cates won Tuesday’s special election for the Taylors-area Greenville County [...]

Fineman: The Year of the Third Force

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

Howard Fineman wrote this interesting piece for MSNBC that suggests 2008 might be the year of the independents, at least as far as Presidential politics goes.

Word was that Arnold was going to speak, to warm up the crowd, but he didn’t.

He could have bounded onto the stage, but he didn’t.

Instead, he escorted the frail but [...]

Ron Paul Invited to SC GOP Debate

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Efforts from Ron Paul supporters, and more than likely, the MSNBC Debate showing, propelled the Lake Jackson, Texas congressman to the South Carolina GOP debate, set for May 15 at FOX News.

GOP Debate on Fox News, Tuesday, May 15, 2007 9:00 PM to 10:30 PM EST

The South Carolina Republican Party will host a Presidential Debate [...]

Constitution Party Presidential Poll

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

Two polls are giving Constitution Party members a look at who their next presidential nominee might be:

This independent poll available here shows CP Texas chairman Bryan Malatesta leading with 25%.

There is, however, a poll from the CP: Click here to view results and/or vote in the poll

Writer for Orange County Register Switches Parties

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Ballot Access News

Steven Greenhut is a senior editorial writer and columnist for the Orange County (California) Register. On May 2, he announced in his column that after 25 years, he is leaving the Republican Party. In his May 6 column, he said that he will retain his Republican registration long enough to vote for Ron [...]

Neo-con led GOP is driving true conservatives away

Monday, May 7th, 2007

Thought this article by Ira Hansen (no relations to Chris Hansen), is food for thought for third-party conservatives and GOP’ers thinking of bolting from the Republican Party….

Democrat Harry Reid has declared the war in Iraq “lost.” Republican President Bush declared “Victory in Iraq” in 2003. The neo-conservatives are demanding going to war with Iran our [...]

Ron Paul in the First GOP Debate

Sunday, May 6th, 2007

Congressman Ron Paul’s campaign has put together a selection of clips relating to his debate performance last Thursday night…

Freedom to Fascism on YouTube

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

Someone has uploaded Aaron Russo’s movie to YouTube in five parts…

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

I’m sure this is probably a copyright violation and the videos will likely get pulled after a little while, but I thought I’d share the links anyway.

I watched about 10 minutes from different parts, and personally, [...]

Constitution Party candidate running for Congress in Concord

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

There is a new entry in the race for Marty Meehan’s 5th Congressional District seat.

Kevin Thompson, a 29-year-old Brockton resident, has thrown his hat in the ring. Thompson, an assistant pastor at the North Baptist Church in Brockton, is running as a representative of the Constitution Party. He is a first-time candidate.

He also is the [...]

Call for Convention Correspondents…

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

If anyone out there is planning to attend a state or national convention or major meeting of a third party within the next few months, and would be interested in doing some reporting, please drop me an email with the details.

TPW might be willing to offer a small amount of compensation in exchange for written [...]

LibertyMix & HoT: What Happened?

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Still no word on Hammer of Truth or LibertyMix. Did the people who helped run Michael Badnarik’s 2006 congressional debacle (the $400,000 for 4% race) run off with the plans and $10,000 needed for a HoT revamp?

Did people forget about this? Maybe it’s time we start reminding folks that well, we haven’t forgotten…

Why we are not “Libertarians”

Friday, May 4th, 2007

by Christopher Hansen

I am often asked why the Independent American Party does not join with the Libertarians Party to make us one big happy minor party. First of all the IAP is growing fast in Nevada while the Libertarian Party is not even keeping up with Nevada growth.

As of November of 2006 AD the Independent [...]

Wayne Allyn Root to Announce LP Candidacy

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Eric Dondero’s Libertarian Political Report has the breaking news from Las Vegas:

Libertarian Political Report
by Eric Dondero

Wayne Root to announce for President tomorrow morning

As promised, readers of the Libertarian Political Report ARE ALWAYS THE FIRST TO KNOW, the major news concerning Libertarian Politics.

In an exclusive, LPR has confirmed that Wayne Allyn Root, the “King of Las [...]

Web traffic rankings of political parties

Friday, May 4th, 2007
We’re Number 2!!

In web traffic rankings, that is! Thanks to you, and all our great columnists, the Populist Party website is now the 2nd Most-Visited Political Party website in the U.S. (ranking by Alexa.com on 05-03-07) Click these links to see the Political Parties, based on Alexa traffic rankings as of [...]

Libertarians: Friends, But Not Brethren

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

A recent speaking engagement afforded me a deeper glimpse into Third Party America.

In December 2006, I wrote a piece defending Rep. Bob Barr for jumping ship from the GOP to the Libertarian Party. Discussing the two-party dilemma, I rhetorically asked my readers:

Shall we put principle ahead of pragmatism? I believe so. Some of America’s brightest [...]

Bloomberg / Hagel in 2008?

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel were seen having dinner together in Washington. Certainly smells like a potentially viable Unity ‘08 ticket to me.

The Politico.com reports…

As the 10 GOP candidates gear up for their first debate tomorrow night here, two other Republicans with potential White House ambitions had dinner [...]