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  • Has the Libertarian Party Rejected Ron Paul and Judge Napolitano?

    02/11/2018 2:56:44 AM PST · by Q-ManRN · 16 replies
    The New American ^ | Monday, 05 February 2018 | Steve Byas
    For example, while the LP no longer thinks Ron Paul lives up to its standard of someone who should speak to its national convention, it chose in 2016 to nominate as its party’s vice-presidential candidate former Massachusetts Governor William Weld, long known as a liberal Republican. During a debate in 2016 with another Libertarian presidential hopeful, Austin Petersen, Petersen offered the analogy that a Jewish baker should not be forced to bake a Nazi cake. Johnson, however, took the position that the government should compel a baker to bake wedding cakes for same-sex couples, and dodged a question as to...
  • Some states will let Hillary Voters go MAGA!

    10/28/2016 7:31:11 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 66 replies
    Vanity
    Early Voters in WI, MI, MN, NY and PA can revote on election day Fox news just showed a map of states where people who early vote can "revote" on or before Election Day. Louisiana is also a state where this is true. 15mm have already voted. If they are having indigestion for having voted for a potential felon and live in one of these states, there is a cure available to them.
  • Why the ruling class' grip on America is failing

    On Sept. 6, 2016, Neal B. Freeman of the National Review published an interview with Angelo Codevilla, the author of “The Ruling Class.” The bottom line was that Dr. Codevilla has concluded that what he has estimated to be two-thirds of the country’s citizens are increasingly falling in with the increasing number of those who intend to vote for Donald J. Trump as president, despite having an opinion that he has significant shortcomings and that they are doing so because of their dissatisfaction, as the “country class,” with the ruling class. ****People have been able, with regard to one candidate,...
  • Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson thinks there’s a good case for banning cigarettes

    09/17/2016 10:30:15 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 87 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 15, 2016 | Ben Birnbaum
    There had also been an eye-opening moment on the streets of Cleveland during the Republican National Convention, when [Johnson and I had] been walking behind a cigarette-wielding Ohioan. As the smoker’s exhaust wafted in our faces, I remarked offhand that—with the advent of e-cigarettes—I thought there was a good libertarian case for banning regular cigarettes. “I do too,” replied the health-obsessed triathlete, recounting his support for anti-smoking efforts in New Mexico.
  • Top RLC National Leader Switches Support From Paul to Cruz

    01/03/2016 2:35:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Conservative Fifty ^ | January 3, 2016 | Javan Browder, Managing editor
    Ted Cruz is continuing to consolidate support from among many of his primary rivals. Recently, as leader Ben Carson has seen a virtual implosion within his campaign, and with his poll numbers in a freefall, Cruz has surged into the lead in Iowa, and is in a solid second place nationally as well as in South Carolina, Florida, Nevada and Georgia. Cruz's surge is largely based on picking up the support of Carson voters, especially evangelical voters who are leaving Carson for Cruz in large numbers. But Cruz is also seeing support come his way from the "Liberty" movement. Steve...
  • “Rent a Crowd” Company Admits Politicians Are Using Their Service

    06/16/2015 10:33:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    LibertyChat.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Ian Cioffi
    Did you listen to Jeb Bush make his announcement yesterday? Did you hear loud cheers from a crowd that seemed excited at the prospect that there could be another Bush as President? Was I the only one confused? I don’t know one person who doesn’t threaten to leave the Country if it’s Bush vs Clinton for President again. Can’t imagine folks actually excited and cheering for Jeb. It got me wondering, would someone like Jeb, or another candidate that’s been struggling like he has, hire a crowd? Pay people to attend their rallies to make them seem like their gaining...
  • RLC National Board Votes To Rescind Poliquin Endorsement After Obamacare Vote

    02/08/2015 1:03:50 PM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 4 replies
    Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 02/06/2015 | Matt Nye
    WASHINGTON, DC - The National Board of the Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) voted Thursday to rescind its endorsement of Representative Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine 2nd CD, after he voted against the repeal of Obamacare. Poliquin was one of only three Republicans to vote against the repeal because, he claimed, "more than 60,000 Mainers have invested their time and energy in choosing health care plans that work for their families." Poliquin said he would only vote to repeal Obamacare if Republicans had a replacement bill ready to vote on at the same time. "We were both stunned and disappointed by Rep. Poliquin's...
  • Decorated Marine Seeking Election

    08/05/2014 5:49:33 PM PDT · by Cicero1234 · 5 replies
    Vanity ^ | 8/5/14 | Lance Cary
    Hoping some Freepers might take interest in this local race in west Kentucky. My candidate is running for judge executive in Marshall County, Kentucky. His name is Kevin Neal, and he's a decorated U.S. Marine. During his 20 years of service he served security tours in Bosnia and Haiti and three combat tours in Iraq. During his time in Iraq he led five 6-man sniper teams on 50 Guardian Angel missions as a Scout Sniper Sergeant. He was wounded in a mortar attack in 2004. He returned to Iraq in 2006. His medals include the Purple Heart and the USO...
  • The Ugliest House Primary of the Cycle (Michigan)

    07/12/2014 11:07:27 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 8, 2014 | Jack Kirkpatrick
    Tea party-backed Rep. Justin Amash has made enough enemies in the Republican Party so that he shouldn't be surprised when he faces a tough primary challenge. But even by Amash's standards, businessman Brian Ellis's campaign against him in Michigan's 3rd District has been aggressive.
  • Hillary to New York Times: Back Off

    06/04/2014 3:24:38 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 36 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 4, 2014 | Charles O'Connell
    Some of Hillary Clinton’s closest aides blasted the New York Times for what they said was unfair coverage of the former first lady during a recent secret meeting with the paper’s Washington bureau, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.Sources said the meeting included Clinton advisers Philippe Reines and Huma Abedin, as well as Times Washington bureau chief Carolyn Ryan and national political reporter Amy Chozick, who has been on the Clinton beat for the paper.During the closed-door gathering, Clinton aides reportedly griped about the paper’s coverage of the potential 2016 candidate, arguing that Clinton has left public office and not be subjected...
  • GROVER NORQUIST: Here Are The Only 6 Republicans Who Can Win In 2016

    03/10/2014 6:01:57 AM PDT · by chicagolady · 95 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | March 8 2014 | Brett LoGiurato
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Grover Norquist, the influential conservative who serves as president of Americans for Tax Reform, thinks there are only six Republicans who can win the 2016 Republican nomination for president. His list, which he told Business Insider in an approximately hour-long interview Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. "There are only six people who can credibly run start-to-finish, and any of them could conceivably win the presidency," Norquist said....
  • Duck Dynasty and the GQ Interview of Phil Robertson: Rejecting Political Correctness

    12/19/2013 5:46:18 AM PST · by tcg · 61 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/19/13 | Keith A Fournier
    Duck Dynasty is one of our favorite television programs. Obviously, we are not alone. Duck Dynasty has been a ratings success for the A&E television network. It averages 14 million viewers an episode. The question the main stream media should really be asking is - why? Maybe, just maybe, if they paid attention, they might learn something about this wonderful Nation and the longing in the human hearts of real, regular folks. Perhaps if political observers paid attention, they might actually recognize a growing resistance movement... I am tired of the agendas of the Cultural Revolution winding their way into...
  • “It’s time to step up to the plate” Liberty Uprising in Pittsburgh

    As more American awaken to the reality of out-of-control government, pastor, veteran and family man Tom Fodi throws his hat into the ring on a pro-Liberty platform: "In light of these egregious challenges facing our community, coupled with my passion for liberty, I’ve become an outspoken advocate for a return to more constitutional form of government. But, the time for mere words is over. Throughout the past couple months many have approached me, each effectively asking the same question, “If not you, then who? If not now, then when?” After much personal reflection and consultation with those closest to me,...
  • Behind in the polls, Bills calls on Klobuchar to debate (MN Libertarian update)

    07/17/2012 5:28:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Minnesota Public Radio ^ | July 11, 2012 | Tom Scheck
    Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills told Morning in America radio host William Bennett this morning that he's polling about 26 percentage points behind DFL Sen. Amy Klobuchar. Bills touted his background as an economics teacher and said his standing will improve once voters get to know him. "Nobody knows me," Bills said as he referred to the campaign's polling data. "What we find out is that once people understand that I grew up blue collar, I actually have been in a union my whole life though I'm a coauthor on Right to Work, I'm a public school teacher who...
  • Can Thomas Massie woo NKY’s GOP voters? (Paul supporter running for Congress in Kentucky)

    05/13/2012 11:50:55 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 3 replies
    Northern Kentucky Spot ^ | Jan. 27, 2012
    Those who follow Northern Kentucky politics are aware that four-term Republican Congressman Geoff Davis is retiring this year, and two well-known GOP politicians have announced their interest in replacing him. Boone County Judge-executive Gary Moore and state Rep. Alicia Webb-Edgington are part of the Republican establishment in Northern Kentucky and were likely candidates for the job. But there’s another face in the race, a Lewis County businessman and inventor who hails from the eastern edge of the 4th Congressional District. Thomas Massie comes to the primary with strong ties to the Tea Party and the Rand and Ron Paul brand...
  • Paul supporter Kurt Bills seen as contender in U.S. Senate race (Minnesota alert)

    04/23/2012 9:30:09 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | April 21, 2012 | Patrick Condon
    Ron Paul might be striking out in his pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination, but the activist energy his campaign unleashed in Minnesota is positioning one of his followers as the party's unlikely favorite to take on U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar in November. Kurt Bills is a rookie state representative from Rosemount and a high school economics teacher. Until he made a late and unexpected entry into the race in March, Bills was never mentioned as a Republican prospect to challenge Democratic incumbent Klobuchar. But in recent weeks, an increasing number of Republicans have pegged him as the frontrunner to...
  • Kurt Bills launches Senate bid vs. Klobuchar, eyes Paul backers

    03/12/2012 6:10:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Post Bulletin ^ | March 8, 2012
    A freshman state legislator joined a Republican field seeking a U.S. Senate seat Thursday, setting his sights on a robust Minnesota network for presidential candidate Ron Paul as a possible route to the party nomination. State Rep. Kurt Bills announced his campaign on a busy intersection in Rosemount, just up the street from a high school where he teaches an early morning economics course before heading to the state Capitol each day. The former city council member said he'd make the nation's debt and deficit the focus of his campaign, though he wouldn't offer hints of how he'd solve it....
  • Paul doesn't have many fans in Congress

    01/20/2012 1:59:21 AM PST · by Wyoming Cowboy · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CNN Politics ^ | Wed January 18, 2012 | Dana Bash
    Washington (CNN) -- Briefly back in Congress doing his day job, Ron Paul met with high school students outside his office. True to form, he signed copies of the Constitution and wryly told them with a chuckle, "No one around here reads it very much. I'd like to get everybody to read it." [...] What Paul did not do was attend a closed-door gathering of House Republicans. In fact, the GOP presidential contender is known to never attend these meetings. But Paul's Republican colleagues who did go had no shortage of opinions about his strong showing in the presidential race...
  • RevPac fundraiser at South Street Seaport (Ron Paul)

    12/07/2011 11:06:19 AM PST · by OddLane · 47 replies · 1+ views
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 7, 2011 | Gerard Perry
    The RevPac event I attended on Monday night was an quite an experience. First of all, the choice of setting seemed designed to highlight some of the recurring themes in Ron Paul’s presidential campaign. While most of his primary opponents have held Manhattan fundraisers targeting donors in this city’s ever-dwindling, yet still potent, financial services sector, the rigidly anti-corporatist, free market dogma of the Paul campaign-highlighted by the appearance of bearish Euro Pacific CEO Peter Schiff-lent a new dimension to what would otherwise have been a routine campaign fundraiser. The optics of the event were pleasing, which I suppose was...
  • Where Were You When They Raised the Debt Ceiling

    07/22/2011 5:44:02 PM PDT · by DrDan4Congress · 1 replies · 1+ views
    http://drdan4congress.com ^ | July 22, 2011 | Dr. Dan Eichenbaum
    Sentinel events arise in everyone’s personal history like a volcano in the middle of a barren plain – obvious and undeniable. I was taking a music composition course in the bell tower on the quadrangle at the University of Michigan when President Kennedy was shot. As the giant bells inexplicably began to toll, the date and time were etched forever in my memory. While an intern at Yale-New Haven Hospital, I watched Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon from the house staff break room. And on an otherwise ordinary morning in September 2001, I watched, horrified, a small TV...