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Friday, December 31, 2010

Virginia Files Brief in Petitioner Residency Case, but Lists No State Interest in that Restriction

From Ballot Access News, Richard Winger...

December 31st, 2010

On December 30, 2010, Virginia filed this response brief in Libertarian Party of Virginia v Virginia State Board of Elections, the case pending in the 4th circuit over the requirement that only residents of a U.S. House district may circulate petitions for a candidate running in that district.  Although the brief includes 23 pages of argument, it does not say what the state interest is in having this restriction.  It merely asserts that the restriction is a ballot access restriction.  But any discussion of the purpose of the restriction is missing.

The evidence in this case already shows that Virginia has never had more than 6 candidates on the general election ballot for U.S. House (in a regularly-scheduled election), even in the period 1896-1936 when independent and minor party candidates for U.S. House needed no signatures and no fee in order to get on the ballot.  So, one reads the brief and wonders why does the state need to enforce a law that says a circulator can’t work if he or she doesn’t live in that district?


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Thursday, December 30, 2010

The top 10 violations of the Constitution by Obama and the 111th Congress
By Paul Skousen, 12/29/2010

At the close of the 111th Congress, America is deeply in the bog of Thomas Jefferson’s prophetic warning: “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” Unfortunately, the broken chains of the Constitution have failed to contain the federal government.

By way of review, let’s take a stroll through the junkyard of constitutional violations that have been painted fresh by President Obama and the 111th Congress. Here’s my top-ten list, highly abbreviated for length.

#10 -- 9/11 Responders Relief Fund

#9. — Checks and Balances Failure

#8. — Net Neutrality

#7. – Czars

#6. — Cap and Trade

#5. — Cash for Clunkers

#4. — TARP Funding

#3. — Illegal Immigration

#2. — Economic Stimulus Bill

And the worst violation of the Constitution over the past two years is …

#1. — Health Care Reform

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Official Draft Karen K Facebook group active...Join Now

Draft Karen Kwiatkowski on facebook. Not sure how to paste in a link as the new facebook settings do not allow same set up as previous. Also do not allow invite for other members, instead you can add friends who then have to opt out.

Don't we love facebook?

Sign up to be one of our coordinators. We need state leaders, county and local members. Outreach now is critical to create a critical mass and get Karen into the mix to contend for the Libertarian nomination which will be decided at the LP National Convention the first week of May 2012 in Las Vegas. 

E-mail our National Coordinator Lisa McCumsey to sign on:

Questions, call me at (703) 338-0200.

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Karen Kwiatkowski: A Real Voice for the Future

Listen to a two hour conversation with Karen Kwiatkowski here.

Her courage and optimism shows through in this discussion. Amazing that it went on for nearly two hours. I encourage you to listen to it all, even in spurts as this dynamic woman weighs in on the inhumanity of government.

A brief summary...

Bureaucracies don’t come up with ideas, people do.  The pentagon can buy ideas but they cannot generate ideas. Despotism does not last long. We are getting close to despotism, but free people, free thinkers will bring it down. It will hurt, people will eventually give up their illusions about “good” government. There is no “good” government. There is just government. Many people think that just getting better people in the right government positions will solve the problems. But it will not. The nature of government is force and fear. Using instruments like the IRS, TSA, NSA, government is able to use force. But if this empire were to crumble, the people will survive. It may take a few more generations but it will happen.

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