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    08/31/2006 12:41:52 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 687+ views ^ | 8 30 06 | Michael Badnarik
    Austin, Texas ­- With one day remaining for candidates to withdraw from the race and have their names not appear on the ballot, candidate Michael Badnarik's principal campaign committee, Badnarik for Congress, has asked Democrat Ted Ankrum to withdraw from the race. "While Mr. Ankrum is definitely a nice guy, that is not enough to win over the Republican incumbent," says campaign manager and committee treasurer Allen Hacker. Hacker expects that the Democrat, who has no party or Political Action Committee support, hasn't raised even $75,000.00 and is very unlikely to break $100,000.00 in the entire campaign. A recent appeal...
  • Party On!

    03/16/2005 3:22:22 PM PST · by swilhelm73 · 7 replies · 452+ views
    WSJ ^ | March 15, 2005 | JULIA GORIN
    Since the 2008 campaign season seems to be off to an early start, Americans should think about getting a better handle on one of the other political parties--specifically that smaller one whose candidate finished with 0.3% of the vote in the 2004 Election. I'm not talking about the Green Party, with whose tenets most Americans are by now familiar but which drew an even smaller 0.1% of the vote. I'm talking about the country's third-largest, yet still somewhat enigmatic, party, the Libertarians--which is often overshadowed by other minor parties (even the Greens, if you can imagine), and whose candidate's name...

    12/30/2004 6:25:14 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 91 replies · 2,396+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 12/30/04
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Two third-party presidential candidates asked a federal court Thursday to force a second recount of the Ohio vote, alleging county election boards altered votes and didn't follow proper procedures in the recount that ended this week. Lawyers for Green Party candidate David Cobb and the Libertarian Party's Michael Badnarik made their request in federal court in Columbus. The two candidates, who received less than 0.3 percent of the Ohio vote, paid $113,600 for a statewide recount after the vote was certified earlier this month by the secretary of state. They have said they don't expect to...
  • Ohio's recount nearly complete: Kerry's net gain is 242 votes so far (86/88 counties reporting)

    12/22/2004 11:45:40 AM PST · by Bonaventure · 53 replies · 1,858+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 22, 2004 | Thomas J. Sheeran
    With Ohio inching toward a final recount that trimmed a few hundred votes from President Bush's six-figure margin, elections officials said electronic voting systems worked as promised. But critics were unconvinced. With recount results reported in 86 of 88 counties Tuesday, President Bush picked up 438 votes and Sen. John Kerry gained 680, narrowing Bush's 119,000-vote lead by 242 votes, according to an Associated Press survey.
  • Kerry/Edwards officially are now part of the Ohio Recount. Papers Filed.

    11/30/2004 7:28:20 PM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 200 replies · 13,828+ views
    Ohio — Today, attorneys representing the Kerry-Edwards campaign filed papers in Delaware County, Ohio to intervene in legal proceedings in defense of Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb, Libertarian Michael Badnarik and their legal counsel, the National Voting Rights Institute, who are seeking a recount of all votes cast for president in the Ohio 2004 general election.
  • Greens at it again: Recounts filed in Nevada and New Mexico

    11/29/2004 2:35:59 PM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 122 replies · 4,653+ views
    With your help, we are standing up for the right to vote, and the right for votes to be counted. David Cobb of the Green Party and Michael Badnarik of the Libertarian Party have filed for a recount of the presidential ballots cast in Ohio, New Mexico, and Nevada, and have filed a lawsuit in Ohio to make sure there is sufficient time to recount every ballot. The initial Ohio recount filing fees and expenses were paid with the help of thousands of small donations from all over the country. We appreciate your support of the recount, and of a...
  • Waiting for Godot in Ohio

    11/29/2004 2:22:01 PM PST · by freespirited · 8 replies · 853+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 11/29/04 | Holman Jenkins
    Bloggers trying to fan a recount bonfire in Ohio have discovered a new link on the Kerry campaign website seeking contributions for a "General Election Legal and Accounting Compliance (aka Recount) Fund." Unfortunately, the link is nothing new, having been in place for weeks, a discovery that somewhat deflated hopes that Mr. Kerry will suddenly change course and formally contest the election results in Ohio. His absence from any lawsuit is the big hole in the legal effort to force a recount in the state. There's no question, though, that there's a market out there for election-theft conspiracy theories, and...
  • Judge Denies 3rd Party Recount Request

    11/27/2004 12:04:10 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 16 replies · 1,374+ views
    AP ^ | November 27, 2004
    A federal judge denied a request by third-party presidential candidates who want to force a "recount" of Ohio ballots even before the official count is finished. US District Judge James G. Carr in Toledo ruled that the candidates have a right under Ohio law to a recount. But Carr says they have not shown "that they will be harmed irreparably if the recount is not completed by the time Ohio's electors to the Electoral College must be certified." The judge says two third-party candidates seeking the recount can't credibly claim that they garnered enough votes to have Ohio's presidential electors...
  • Judge Denies Third-Party Candidates' Vote Recount Request [Ohio]

    11/23/2004 4:42:40 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 88 replies · 4,624+ views
    AP ^ | November 23, 2004
    A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request by third-party presidential candidates who wanted to force a recount of Ohio ballots even before the official count was finished. U.S. District Judge James G. Carr in Toledo ruled that the candidates have a right under Ohio law to a recount, but they have not shown "that they will be harmed irreparably if the recount is not completed by the time Ohio's electors to the Electoral College must be certified." The judge said Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb and Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik could not credibly claim that they did...
  • Election Official Calls Recount Request Frivolous, Insulting

    11/22/2004 1:57:51 PM PST · by finnman69 · 24 replies · 17,375+ views
    Channel Cincinnati ^ | November 22, 2004 | AP
    CINCINNATI -- Third-party candidates for president said they would sue in federal court Monday to force a recount of Ohio ballots before returns are certified next week - prompting one election official to say he might mobilize fellow counties to resist a recount. "Counties are very upset," said Keith Cunningham, director of the Allen County Board of Elections and incoming president of the Ohio Association of Election Officials, who called the lawsuit "frivolous." "Commissioners are beginning to understand - and if they don't, will understand soon - what kind of financial impact this is going to have on them, in...
  • Green With Envy: Sore Losers To March On D.C. Over Ohio Outcome

    11/18/2004 12:58:23 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 50 replies · 3,998+ views
    Press Release | 11-18-2004 | my favorite headache
    PAT LaMARCHE, 2004 GREEN V.P. CANDIDATE, TO SPEAK ON THE OHIO RECOUNT AT RALLY NEAR WHITE HOUSE Rally organized by ReDefeatBush at LaFayette Park in Washington, D.C., Friday, November 19 at noon WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Pat LaMarche, the Green Party's 2004 vice presidential candidate, will speak at a rally in Washington, D.C. on November 19 about the Ohio recount effort launched by the Cobb/LaMarche and Badnarik campaigns. Ms. LaMarche will join Libertarian presidential candidate, Michael Badnarik, at a rally in front of the White House at LaFayette Park on Friday November 19 at noon. The rally has been organized by...
  • Ohio To Go Through Statewide Recount

    11/17/2004 4:20:26 AM PST · by bobjam · 87 replies · 2,285+ views ^ | 11/16/04 | AP
    A statewide recount of the presidential vote appears inevitable after a pair of third-party candidates said they have collected enough money to pay for it. The recount would be conducted after the election results are certified in early December. Libertarian Michael Badnarik and the Green Party's David Cobb said on Monday they raised more than $150,000 in four days, mostly in small contributions. Ohio law requires payment of $10 per precinct for a recount, or $113,600 statewide. Badnarik and Cobb said they aren't trying to overturn President Bush's 136,000-vote victory in Ohio, but just want to ensure that all votes...
  • Presidential Candidates To Demand Ohio Recount

    11/11/2004 10:48:55 AM PST · by ambrose · 50 replies · 2,280+ views
    Presidential Candidates To Demand Ohio Recount Press Release David Cobb and Michael Badnarik, the 2004 Green and Libertarian presidential candidates, today announced their joint intent to secure a recount of presidential ballots cast in Ohio. "Due to widespread reports of irregularities in Ohio's voting process, we are compelled to demand a recount of the Ohio presidential vote," the two candidates said in a joint statement. "Voting is at the heart of the American political process and its integrity must be preserved. When Americans stand in line for hours to exercise their right to vote, they need to know that their...
  • Moving On From the MoveOn Era

    11/07/2004 4:11:42 PM PST · by unknownblogger · 17 replies · 329+ views
    The Unknown Blogger ^ | 11/7/2004 | The Unknown Blogger
    Four more years. Love him or hate him, President Bush now has a second term in office. Voter turnout hit record highs, giving Bush and Sen. John Kerry the first- and second- highest vote totals ever in an election. Instead of pulling an Al Gore and contesting the vote in Ohio, Kerry showed an impressive amount of class by conceding the race and joining Bush in a call for unity. Although both sides cannot win in a campaign, each has plenty to be proud of. Now that 527 groups (such as MoveOn and the Swift Boat Vets) have gone silent,...

    11/04/2004 8:54:19 AM PST · by NotchJohnson · 79 replies · 1,557+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 11/4/04 | Neal Boortz
    AND THE WINNER OF THE THIRD PARTY COMPETITION WAS ... The Libertarian Party. Throughout the election the media fed us information about Ralph Nader. Ralph this. Ralph that. You hardly knew that the Libertarians were in the race. The results now show that the Michael Badnarik, the Libertarian candidate, received more votes than Nader. I wonder how the Libertarians would have done if their candidate was willing to protect America from Islamic terrorists?
  • Libertarian Party Press Releases: Badnarik launches final TV ad blitz in 4 swing states

    11/02/2004 10:18:27 PM PST · by CWOJackson · 39 replies · 282+ views
    The Libertarian Party ^ | 29 Oct 2004 | LP
    Badnarik launches final TV ad blitz in 4 swing states WASHINGTON -- With the Bush-Kerry race too close to call, the Badnarik for President campaign has launched a final flurry of TV advertising aimed at disgruntled Republicans in four swing states. "Millions of fiscal conservatives have been left politically homeless by the GOP, so we're rolling out the Libertarian welcome mat," said Barbara Goushaw, campaign manager for Badnarik. "If George Bush thinks these people have no place to go, he's in for a big surprise." The TV spots, titled "Send a Message," are running in Nevada, New Mexico, Wisconsin and...
  • Banarik gets high vote totals in Texas...

    11/02/2004 7:18:59 PM PST · by LibertyRocks · 2 replies · 178+ views
    C-SPAN Election Results ^ | 11/02/04 | Liberty Rocks
    From C-SPAN for the state of Texas: Bush (Incumbent) 2,127,861 63% Kerry 1,256,602 37% Badnarik 14,973 0% 11% precincts reporting - Updated 10:07 p.m. ET
  • Vote for Peroutka or Badnarik?

    11/01/2004 9:16:28 AM PST · by SeasideSparrow · 233 replies · 1,600+ views ^ | November 1, 2004 | David Kupelian
    Dear third-party voter, A tragedy is about to occur. I am not talking about the tragedy, the unthinkable calamity that will befall America should John Kerry be elected president of the United States. That a person with a history of actual treason should become commander in chief of America's armed forces during wartime is more bizarre and terrifying than any "Manchurian Candidate" scenario Hollywood could concoct. No, I'm referring to a different tragedy. The tragedy that idealistic, patriotic, constitutionally minded Christian Americans very possibly will be the ones that actually turn over this nation to Kerry – a man who...
  • Presidential bid a 'roller coaster' for Libertarian

    10/31/2004 12:43:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 219 replies · 2,013+ views
    Houston Chonicle ^ | October 31, 2004 | KRISTEN MACK
    There's more than one Texan on the ballot for president this year. Libertarian Michael Badnarik — the only third-party or independent presidential candidate on the Texas ballot — is from Austin. Badnarik campaigned in Houston on Saturday and will spend the rest of his time on the trail in his home state. "I'm a legitimate candidate from a legitimate party," he said at a gathering of about 25 people at a Clear Lake-area Fuddruckers. Badnarik is actually on the ballot in more states than Ralph Nader. Badnarik is on 48 ballots. Nader is on 35. Election Day could be a...
  • New York Times analysis: [Libertarian] Badnarik's impact could be 'critical'

    10/29/2004 8:50:48 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 97 replies · 1,603+ views
    LP ^ | 10/29/04 | NY Times via
    WASHINGTON -- Move over, Ralph Nader: A New York Times analysis says that Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik could be 'critical' to the outcome of the 2004 election, and that the party's 2000 candidate may have cost Bush at least four states. In the Sunday, October 24 "Political Points" column, New York Times writer John Tierney asserts that in 2000, Bush "could have won Florida easily, and possibly several other states, if the Libertarian candidate, Harry Browne, was not in the race," assuming that Browne's votes would have gone to Bush. In Florida, Browne earned 16,415 votes, while Bush defeated Al...
  • Candidates for President

    10/26/2004 4:45:00 AM PDT · by The_Eaglet · 375+ views
    Easy Voter Guide ^ | 10/25/2004 | LiteracyWorks
    Easy Voter Guide for the November 2, 2004 General Election About this Election The Candidates President U.S. Senate U.S. Cong. Dist. #1 U.S. Cong. Dist. #2 U.S. Cong. Dist. #3 State Supreme Court A State Supreme Court E State Supreme Court F The Ballot Questions Printed Booklet   Candidates for President Candidates for President / Vice President:You may vote for candidates from any party.Kerry / Edwards DemocraticBush / Cheney RepublicanPeroutka / Baldwin Independent American Badnarik / Campagna LibertarianCobb / LaMarche GreenNader / Camejo IndependentThe order of the candidates is based on the size of their party in Nevada. The...
  • Why This Libertarian Is Voting to Re-elect George W. Bush

    10/23/2004 10:07:23 AM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 51 replies · 7,006+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | October 23, 2004 | J. Neil Schulman
    Why This Libertarian Is Voting to Re-elect George W. Bush By J. Neil Schulman "If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for ... but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong." -- Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long I've called myself a libertarian since January 10, 1971, when my mother, a diehard New York Sunday Times crossword-doer, said to me, "Hey your favorite author's picture is in the...

    10/22/2004 11:15:06 AM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies · 782+ views ^ | October 22, 2004 | Tom Baxter and Jim Galloway STRAYING FROM THE HERD: BARR THE CONTRARIAN SAYS HE’S GOING LIBERTARIAN October 22 by Tom Baxter and Jim Galloway Defeat alters a politician. Some become permanent reservoirs of anger. Others simply crumple in the face of wholesale rejection. Barr BadnarikBob Barr adapted. He became more interesting. Perhaps you saw last night’s airing of the Atlanta Press Club/WPBA-TV debate on the proposed amendment to ban same-sex unions. Barr was one of six panelists — and the only one to upset audience expectations. The man who nearly chased Bill Clinton out of the White House declared Georgia’s gay-marriage amendment to be...
  • Civil Liberties [Libertarian Presidential candidate Badnarik explains why he opposes Patriot Act]

    10/22/2004 11:20:58 AM PDT · by grundle · 14 replies · 561+ views ^ | 2004 | Michael Badnarik Civil Liberties The erosion of our civil liberties since 9/11 does not represent a new phenomenon. It represents an acceleration of long-existing trends. As president, my goal will be to to reverse those trends and to restore, respect and enforce the Bill of Rights. In crafting the Bill of Rights, the framers were careful to acknowledge implicitly and explicitly two key truths: The first is that government does not grant rights it acknowledges them. They exist independently of government. They're part of who and what we are. And, as Jefferson noted in the Declaration of Independence, the only legitimate...
  • US ; American gays vow to eject Bush

    10/19/2004 7:11:08 PM PDT · by knak · 50 replies · 1,334+ views
    kerala news ^ | 10/19/04
    US News, Los Angeles - American gays, branded sinners by the Christian right, are waging an all-out battle to eject President George Bush from power in the November 2 poll. Furious over Bush's support of a federal constitutional amendment that would have banned homosexual marriage, they are determined to prevent Bush from winning another four years in the White House. And on the same day they pick a new president, residents of 11 American states will vote on state ballot initiatives aimed at banning gay matrimony. 'A lot of homosexuals who usually don't vote are going to vote this time'...
  • "Wisconsin Blue" seeks liberal donations to siphon votes from Bush to Libertarian in Wisconsin

    10/17/2004 10:24:08 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 16 replies · 735+ views
    "We will use 100% of your donations to run television and radio commercials (listed below) that specifically target conservative voters who might otherwise vote for Bush. We don't want Bush to win in Wisconsin anymore than you do," says website.
  • Will Wisconsin Be Red or Blue in 2004?(Badnarik Supporting Kerry?)

    10/16/2004 11:17:59 AM PDT · by K1avg · 28 replies · 653+ views
    Badnarik Campaign ^ | Badnarik Campaign
    Will Wisconsin Be Red or Blue in 2004? Many conservatives are unhappy with Bush's massive spending and his attacks on civil liberties. While these unhappy conservatives are probably not prepared to switch their vote to Kerry, many, if asked properly, would seriously consider switching their vote to Libertarian Michael Badnarik. So by helping Badnarik get more visibility, you can hurt Bush chances of winning battleground states like Wisconsin! We will use 100% of your donations to run television and radio commercials (listed below) that specifically target conservative voters who might otherwise vote for Bush. We don't want Bush to win...
  • The Good, the Badnarik, and the (guess who) Ugly

    10/13/2004 4:57:36 PM PDT · by HalleysFifth · 11 replies · 5,206+ views
    Libertarian Party ^ | 10/13/04 | Libertarian Party
    Arizona judge rules against Libertarians in debate lawsuit An Arizona Superior Court judge refused Tuesday to allow Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik into the third Bush-Kerry presidential debate -- and he rejected arguments that the debate to be held tonight at Arizona State University is being illegally financed with public funds. David Euchner, the attorney representing the Libertarian Party of Arizona, argued that the university is violating the state constitution by giving public funds to only two of the three presidential candidates on the ballot -- President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry -- while excluding the third, Badnarik....
  • Libertarians Win a Hearing in Debate Case

    10/11/2004 4:55:37 PM PDT · by LibertyRocks · 359 replies · 4,875+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | October 11, 2004 | Josh Gerstein
    Libertarians Win a Hearing in Debate Case BY JOSH GERSTEIN - Staff Reporter of the Sun October 11, 2004 URL: The third and final debate between President Bush and Senator Kerry has been thrown into doubt after a state judge in Arizona ordered a hearing on whether the event, scheduled for Wednesday, should be halted because the Libertarian Party's nominee for president has not been invited. Judge F. Pendleton Gaines III instructed the debate's hosts, Arizona State University and the Commission on Presidential Debates, to appear in his courtroom in Phoenix tomorrow to respond to a lawsuit filed last...
  • Arizona Libertarian Party Files Suit. A Private Debate with Public funds.

    10/10/2004 7:10:41 AM PDT · by o_zarkman44 · 7 replies · 452+ views
    Badnarik Campaign web site ^ | 10/10/04 | Stephen Gordon
    On October 2, 2004, the Arizona Libertarian Party (AZLP) and Warren Severin filed a Civil Complaint against Arizona State University (ASU) and the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) in Maricopa County Superior Court. Additional documentation and a press release provide additional information about this complaint. The complaint was given Case Number CV2004-019089. The basis of the complaint is that ASU and the CPD are acting in violation of the “equal protection of the laws” portion of the Fourteenth Amendment of the US Constitution. The complaint also states that ASU and other governmental bodies are spending money and using other public...
  • BADNARIK & COBB ARRESTED (attempted to disrupt debate)

    10/08/2004 9:55:37 PM PDT · by soccer4life · 103 replies · 3,196+ views
    8:38PM CT The first report from St. Louis is in - and presidential candidates Michael Badnarik (Libertarian) and David Cobb (Green Party) were just arrested. Badnarik was carrying an Order to Show Cause, which he intended to serve the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). Earlier today, Libertarians attempted to serve these same papers at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the CPD - but were stopped from approaching the CPD office by security guards.
  • Candidates arrested at debate-Libertarian, Green party nominees tried to serve commission

    10/09/2004 2:01:32 AM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 15 replies · 606+ views
    WND ^ | Oct. 9, 04 | staff
    COUNTDOWN TO ELECTION DAY Candidates arrested at debate Libertarian, Green party nominees tried to serve commission -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: October 9, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 Two third-party presidential candidates were arrested at the presidential debate in St. Louis when they tried to serve the debate commission with a show cause order. Michael Badnarik of the Libertarian Party and David Cobb of the Green Party were protesting their exclusion from the debate between President Bush and Democratic Party nominee John Kerry. Just as the debate began, the two candidates purposely crossed a police barricade and were arrested. The debate...
  • Badnarik Arrested

    10/08/2004 8:36:12 PM PDT · by diabolicNYC · 286 replies · 4,610+ views
    Badnarik Website ^ | October 8, 2004 | News from the trail
    8:38PM CST The first report from St. Louis is in - and presidential candidates Michael Badnarik (Libertarian) and David Cobb (Green Party) were just arrested. Badnarik was carrying an Order to Show Cause, which he intended to serve the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). Earlier today, Libertarians attempted to serve these same papers at the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the CPD - but were stopped from approaching the CPD office by security guards. Fred Collins reported to me from the ground that Badnarik and Cobb are in great physical condition and great spirit. As soon as more details are available,...
  • Election Spoiler May Turn Out to Be a Libertarian

    10/07/2004 5:27:21 AM PDT · by Commie Basher · 58 replies · 1,348+ views
    New York Sun ^ | October 5, 2004 | Josh Gerstain
    Just as in 2000, a third-party candidate could tip the balance in this year's presidential contest. This time, however, the spoiler may not be Ralph Nader, but a man whose name most voters have never heard. The presidential nominee of the Libertarian Party, Michael Badnarik, is on the ballot in 48 states. Mr. Nader, by contrast, is certain to be on the ballot in only 35 states, though he may pick up a few more by Election Day. Democratic activists, many still fuming over Mr. Nader's perceived role in Vice President Gore's loss to President Bush four years ago, have...
  • Getting to Know The Other Guys

    10/06/2004 3:53:39 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 296+ views
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | October 6, 2004 | Erica Fink
    For those who think that President George W. Bush is trying to run a campaign of traditional family values, a trip to Wednesday's third party debate might be in order. According to Michael Peroutka, the Constitution Party presidential candidate, the three tenets of his campaign are "God. Family. Republic." Peroutka believes that the focus of government ought to be to instill those rights. "The Constitution Party encourages faithful fathers and mothers to train their children to love God and serve others according to their own conscience and without the interference of unconstitutional federal programs," Peroutka explained. When asked why, in...
  • Badnarik Accepts American Muslim Award (Libertarian alert!)

    09/29/2004 5:19:45 AM PDT · by Commie Basher · 29 replies · 528+ views
    Badnarik press release ^ | September 27, 2004
    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 didn’t keep the American Muslim Alliance from holding its ninth national convention – or Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik from addressing that convention. Badnarik accepted the AMA’s 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...
  • What Would You Ask the Libertarian Party Candidate? (FReeper to Interview Him)

    09/21/2004 6:18:05 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 120 replies · 1,172+ views
    Libertarian Party
    On October 5th, for purposes of a local TV program I host, I'll have the opportunity to conduct a one-hour, one-on-one interview with Michael Badnarik, Libertarian Party presidential candidate, who is said to be polling as much as 3% and who could conceivably impact the race in a number of states. I'd be interested to hear from my fellow FReepers. What do you know about Badnarik? What questions would you want to see asked? Your thoughts?
  • Pink Pistols endorse Libertarian candidate for president

    09/10/2004 5:09:44 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 3 replies · 412+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 10, 2004
    Pink Pistols, a homosexual gun-rights activist group, has endorsed Libertarian candidate Michael Badnarik for president. Badnarik says it's a natural that those who "face victimization" should support the Second Amendment. "The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is the cornerstone of civil society," said Badnarik in a statement. "It's the ultimate recourse, not only against foreign invasion or repressive government, but against bigotry when bigotry becomes aggression." Pink Pistols, which boasts of 43 chapters in 29 states, describes itself as a "national organization dedicated to educating the alternative sexual community on the need for armed self-defense." "We're excited to endorse...
  • Remember freedom? Libertarian presidential candidate stumps in Las Vegas

    09/09/2004 3:58:46 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 8 replies · 362+ views
    Las Vegas Mercury ^ | September 9, 2004 | Vince Keenan
    Nostalgic Reagan-era Republicans may be one of Michael Badnarik's best assets--and President Bush's biggest handicaps--in tight election states like Nevada, based on some mutterings at a recent fundraiser. "We're getting to the point in the world where we're losing our superpower status," Carl Falletta of Las Vegas lamented during the cocktails segment of a Libertarian Party dinner Sunday to fill Badnarik's presidential campaign coffers. Falletta has been a registered Republican since the presidency of the late Ronald Reagan, a conservative who cut taxes, sliced domestic programs and backed military spending. Those days are gone, says Falletta, who is seriously considering...
  • Libertarians: A Party Against America ("But really, what a bunch of sickos.")

    09/08/2004 8:53:21 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 113 replies · 1,654+ views
    The Wall Street Journal Opinion Journal ^ | September 8, 2004 | James Taranto 'Best of the Web'
    This Saturday is Sept. 11, the third anniversary of, well, Sept. 11. A political organization holding a meeting that day urges its members to show up "wearing some clothing article colored black to mourn the deaths of the thousands of people who have died as a result of U.S. government policies." That's right, this outfit thinks the anniversary of an attack on America is an appropriate day for a Blame America First-fest. Ah well, we've come to expect such things from moonbat Muslims and commie peaceniks. There's no point in getting upset. Only this group of ideological extremists consists neither...
  • Michael Badnarik, in Colorado Springs

    09/06/2004 9:35:23 AM PDT · by earplug · 143 replies · 1,543+ views
    Michael Badnarik, Libertarian Presidential candidate will be speaking at the downtown Colorado Springs, Pioneer Museum. September 7th, A Rally will be held starting at 6 PM.
  • Green Party candidate Cobb Challenges Kerry to Weekly Debates

    09/04/2004 6:49:30 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 408+ views
    PR Web ^ | 9/04/04
    Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb today challenged John Kerry to a series of weekly debates. Kerry recently issued the same challenge to George Bush who declined. (PRWEB) September 4, 2004 -- Green Party presidential candidate David Cobb today challenged John Kerry to a series of weekly debates. Kerry recently issued the same challenge to George Bush who declined. “If Senator Kerry is really interested in a series of debates addressing the critical issues facing our county, I’m happy to provide him with the opportunity,” said Cobb. “Senator Kerry will find, however, that a debate with me is not the...
  • Libertarian challenges Bush

    08/25/2004 11:08:20 PM PDT · by ambrose · 33 replies · 735+ views
    Daily Texan ^ | 8-26-04
    The Daily Texan - Top Stories Issue: 8/26/04 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Libertarian challenges Bush By Daniel K. Lai Libertarian presidential candidate and Austin native Michael Badnarik has been vigorously campaigning in crucial battleground states over the summer, plugging a strong message of a better future for the American people and a call to change in the November election. Badnarik, a former computer programmer for Evolutionary Technologies International, accepted the Libertarian party's nomination in May at its Atlanta convention. Badnarik said voters looking for change aren't going to get it by voting for President Bush or U.S. Sen. John Kerry. "If you continue...
  • Libertarian Press Release Regarding Troop Realignment

    08/18/2004 7:14:45 AM PDT · by Undertow · 26 replies · 476+ views
    August 17, 2004 | Libertarian Party
    WASHINGTON, DC -- President Bush's plan for a massive realignment of U.S. troops is half right, says Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik: All U.S. forces should be re-deployed -- right back to the United States. "Bush wants to remove U.S. troops from places where they don't belong, then put them in other places where they don't belong," says Badnarik. "It's time to bring all of our men and women home and start using them for defensive purposes only." In a speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday in Cincinnati, Bush announced that in order to make the military...
  • Libertarian Badnarik May Cost Bush Support, Poll Finds

    07/24/2004 11:44:46 PM PDT · by Commie Basher · 132 replies · 1,677+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 21, 2004 | Peter Wallsten
    Democratic strategists have long fretted that Ralph Nader could draw votes from their presidential candidate. But a new survey suggests that President Bush faces a potential threat of his own from a more obscure spoiler: Michael Badnarik.
  • Most Effective Way to Prevent Terrorism is missing from 9-11 Report, Libertarians Say

    07/22/2004 1:49:15 PM PDT · by SmithPatterson · 58 replies · 1,016+ views
    Libertarian Party Newspaper ^ | 7-22-04 | George Getz
    Most effective way to prevent terrorism is missing from 911 report, Libertarians say WASHINGTON, DC -- The report by the September 11 commission is missing one obvious way the U.S. government could reduce the chance of another terrorist attack, Libertarians say: Quit meddling in foreign nations. "The intelligence reform needed most right now is a more intelligent foreign policy," says Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik. "Pulling U.S. troops out of nations where they don't belong would make America much safer than appointing a thousand new intelligence czars." The report by the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States,...
  • Libertarians will be on Texas election ballot

    07/21/2004 5:06:03 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 2 replies · 234+ views
    News 8 Austin ^ | July 20, 2004 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN -- Election officials on Tuesday announced the Libertarian Party has met the requirements to get its candidates on the Nov. 2 ballot in Texas. As a third party, the Libertarians were required to submit a petition with 45,540 signatures of registered Texans who did not vote in the GOP or Democratic primaries. Secretary of State Geoff Connor said Libertarians produced more than 82,000 valid signatures. Austin computer programmer Michael Badnarik is the Libertarian nominee for president. The Libertarian Party stresses the rights of individuals over the power of government, and a foreign policy of noninterference.
  • Badnarik applauds Senate rejection of GOP-led measure to ban gay marriage

    07/19/2004 6:03:47 AM PDT · by Undertow · 15 replies · 432+ views
    Libertarian Party | July 15, 2004
    Badnarik applauds Senate rejection of GOP-led measure to ban gay marriage WASHINGTON, DC -- The Senate did the right thing on Wednesday by rejecting a proposal to ban gay marriage, says Libertarian presidential candidate Michael Badnarik, because the government has no business further interfering in what should be a purely religious or civil ceremony. "When two people say 'I do,' the government has no business saying: 'Oh no you don't!'" Badnarik says. "Politicians don't get to decide whose baby can get baptized, who can receive Holy Communion or who can get bar mitzvahed -- and they shouldn't get to decide...
  • Hopeful sees role as adult

    07/18/2004 5:02:32 AM PDT · by MikeJ75 · 7 replies · 428+ views
    Pasadena Star-News ^ | July 17, 2004 | Larry Wilson
    MICHAEL Badnarik, the Libertarian candidate for president, doesn't look much like a Sex Pistol in his sober suit and tie. But he shares at least one sentiment with Johnny Rotten, who, amid the posing of much of the rest of the punk movement, claimed a difference: "We mean it, man!" Badnarik sees the posing of other politicians in much the same way as they claim to favor smaller government while at the same time allowing bureaucracy to multiply. President Clinton, he says, talked about ending the era of big government while allowing it to grow over 2 percent during his...
  • Dark Horse on the Third Ballot (libertarian party)

    07/16/2004 4:10:44 AM PDT · by visagoth · 12 replies · 616+ views
    Liberty Unbound ^ | 7/2004 | R. W. Bradford
    The Libertarian Party nominates a candidate without knowing his views or knowing about his brushes with the law. By now, most libertarians know that the Libertarian Party chose as its presidential nominee Michael Badnarik, the darkest of dark horses, and a figure hardly known within the party and virtually unknown to non-LP libertarians. Badnarik is a self-taught constitutional scholar whose views were scarcely known to most LP members and delegates prior to the nomination. Coming into the convention, the favorite for the nomination was Gary Nolan, a talk-radio personality who had raised the most money, won all five LP primaries,...