Skip to comments.Badnarik Accepts American Muslim Award (Libertarian alert!)
Posted on 09/29/2004 5:19:45 AM PDT by Commie Basher
Badnarik accepts award for third parties
September 27, 2004
For Immediate Release
Contact: Stephen P. Gordon
Office: (512) 637-6867
Orlando, FL - Hurricane Jeanne lashed Florida on Saturday, but the fourth major storm of the season didnt keep the American Muslim Alliance from holding its ninth national convention or Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik from addressing that convention.
Badnarik accepted the AMAs Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Malcolm X Award on behalf of the Libertarian, Green and Independent parties.
Named for the civil rights activist and Muslim convert, assassinated in 1965, the award is inscribed:
For showing courage of conviction in upholding American ideals, for demonstrating total honesty and integrity in dealing with fellow Americans of all religions, colors and creeds, and for doing the right thing at the right time and for the right reason. The coalescance of their convictions and commitments will be remembered as the the institutionalization of a US-wide civil rights movement.
Muslims have borne the brunt of draconian government actions since 9/11, says Badnarik. A plurality of American Muslims supported George Bush in 2000. Now theyre looking outside the major party club for candidates who support their rights.
Naturally, Badnarik has his own ideas on whom Muslims should vote for. The agenda of the American Muslim Task Force on Civil Rights and Elections is a thoroughly Libertarian document. Libertarians are aggressively courting Arab and Muslim voters this year. Talk radio host Gary Nolan, one of Badnariks opponents for the Libertarian nomination and himself the scion of Lebanese immigrants, addressed several Arab-American events in his own campaign. Badnarik spoke to the Task Force and met with its leaders in San Francisco in June.
The Task Force agenda proclaims support for the principles enshrined in the US Constitution, including due process, equal justice, freedom of religion, speech, assembly and privacy, protection from unreasonable searches and seizures, the presumption of innocence, access to counsel in judicial proceedings, and a fair speedy and public trial.
A July poll by Zogby found support for Bush among Arab-American voters down to 24.5% from 45.5% in 2000 and 20% in the undecided or other column. Another Zogby poll, conducted earlier this month, found a majority of Muslims support including Badnarik in the presidential debates.
Badnarik will appear on 49 ballots this November including Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania, where Muslim voters may determine the outcome. Hes polling over 1% nationwide. A Rasmussen poll conducted last week shows him at 3% in the swing state of Nevada; other states in the southwest show similar levels of support.
He is a joke.
Isn't that special.
Yes, he is a joke and I hate to say so is the LP. They have allowed the "legalize pot" crowd to take over and that's all most people see. Most people when asked are really very Libertaian in their daily lives. Too bad it is better explained and more mainstream, they might do better.
The Libertarian Party is quickly running out of ways to parody and marginalize itself.
Make no mistake. LIBERAL-TARIANS are NOT our friends. They are NOT side ways Republicans who just disagree on a few things. They are tinfoil hat morons that would have no drug laws and no age of consent for sexual activity.
LIBERAL-TARIANS are inside out rats who don't have the stomach to say what they really are.
We can't "lose" their votes because we never had their votes to begin with. Any LIBERAL-TARIANS who don't vote with their own candidates, should vote rat if they want to be true to their beliefs.
Hey what the heck? Whether it's a doobie, or a hooka, it's still FREE DOPE AND 72 VIRGINS!
Actually, I think he's more of a nutcase than a joke!
The Libertarian party has some great ideas; unfortunately, Libertarians are the world's biggest idiots when it comes to selling them. At their C-SPAN-televised convention, do they talk about the Fair Tax and how it will end the IRS and boost the economy through the stratosphere? No! They run a video on drug legalization!
It's one ting to be true to your core beliefs; it's another thing entirely, however to be so narrow that you never get elected to anything and wind up having your national conventions at the breakfast bar at the Red Roof Inn.
Under a Libertarian administration, planes would be flying into buildings on a monthly basis.
What a nincompoop.
Those 'guys' annoy the crap out of me.
Kinda like the LP.
Ah, what the heck!? They're not cutting MY head off...
Pass that bong over here...
Girlie men, the lot of 'em.
Why I'm no longer a card carrying Libertarian....
That's a bit harsh. A small bit.
Speak for yourself. I'm a former Republican--and I've voted straight libertarian for years now. A few other people in my family are also former Republicans, as well. In fact, most of the libertarians that I know (and there are quite a few) are recovering Republicans.
If you think that our votes don't come from the right, you're just fooling yourself, pardner.
Obsessing on a tiny party whom they claim means nothing.
So why the obsession? Nothing to see here, move along folks.
Because the fair-tax is not a libertarian/capitalist proposal. Libertarians (and capitalists) oppose taxation by the government, period. The "fair tax" is a bit of a misnomer; there is no such thing as a "fair" tax, because taxation is achieved through force, and that is inherently unfair. The libertarian/capitalist group advocate complete elimination of taxation--not a "fair" tax.
The LP candidates REALLY try to hide those good ideas like open borders, unlimited abortion, same sex marriage and legalized drugs.
Here are some noted Republican icons to add to your collection of weed smokers.
"The Libertarian party has some great ideas; unfortunately, Libertarians are the world's biggest idiots when it comes to selling them. At their C-SPAN-televised convention, do they talk about the Fair Tax and how it will end the IRS and boost the economy through the stratosphere? No! They run a video on drug legalization!"
If they would stay on message, Bill of Rights Enforcement, smaller (to admitedly non-existant) government, no meddling in business, they would pick up folks in droves.
Heck, they'd be the constitution party!...............or not, never mind.
Dope promoting leftist are NOT MY kind of Republican pard. Maybe you're finally in the right party. Say what you want but if you crawl like a rat and vote like a rat .... well you get the picture.
So you pick one part of the platform and base your entire picture of the party from that?
The GOP platform talks about supporting the World Bank and funding health care in developing countries--is that your kind of Republican Party? The platform says that the GOP is committed to lasting organizations like the United Nations. Is that your kind of Republican Party? The point of all this is that while you might not like one plank of the platform, there is more to life than one plank of a platform.
I'm not going to get into a debate with you, but the fact is that there are Republicans that are leaving to go the LP. I'm one of them. My dad is one of them. My brother is one of them. My friends are some of them.
Like I said before, if you think the LP is completely made of up lefties, you're living in a fantasy land.
You are right about one thing--I AM in the right party.
Not with a stick, and I'm a libertarian.