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URL :http://libertarianpeacenik.blogspot.com/
Filed Under:US Politics / Libertarian
Posts on Regator:321
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Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Marianne Williamson, Democrat for Congress

Marianne Williamson is an "Independent" running for Congress in California's 33rd district.She doesn't hide that she is a "progressive." She is proud of it.Now, there are good things about progressives, but also much bad, at least from a libertarian perspective. Show More Summary

Congressional Candidate Ted Lieu Skews Libertarian on Rights of the Accused

California State Senator Ted Lieu (Democrat) is running for Congress, hoping to replace retiring Congressman Henry Waxman.I won't call Lieu a libertarian. I'm sure he's taken many "progressive" positions I dislike. But he's currently...Show More Summary

Libertarian Party of California Attracts New Low in Delegate Count

The recently concluded Libertarian Party of California 2014 state convention has attracted a new low in delegate count -- 44 delegates (according to Independent Political Report). I've previously reported on the declining numbers of delegates attending LPC conventions. Show More Summary

The Daily Show Punks Wayne Allyn Root

I've not been active in the libertarian party or movement lately -- that may or may not change -- so I've not been posting much. Nor have I been interested in libertarian embarrassment Wayne Allyn Root since he quite the LP in 2012.Show More Summary

Vietnam War Veteran Turns Antiwar Songwriter

Walt Cronin fought in the Vietnam War. Long after he returned to the U.S., late in life -- his late 40's -- he turned to songwriting and performing.He's even had some success. His band, The Gousters, has professionally released several...Show More Summary

Israel Steals Christian Lands

Reports of Israel confiscating Arab/Muslim land have long been in the news, albeit buried in the back pages of mainstream newspapers. Lately Israel has stolen much land through the building of its Apartheid Wall. Israel claims the wall...Show More Summary

Libertarian National Committee Members Consult Astrologers

Libertarian Party members have long complained that voters don't appreciate that LP candidates are smarter, wiser, and more competent than are their Demopublican rivals -- if only voters gave the LP a chance!But LP members have longShow More Summary

Libertarian Party Links Boston Marathon Bombing to US Foreign Wars

The Libertarian National Committee issued a surprisingly strong press release on May 1, comparing the Boston Marathon bombing to America's foreign wars.It took about two weeks after the bombing for the LNC to draft and release the statement...Show More Summary

Angela Keaton: Is the Antiwar Movement Dead?

It would seem so. I myself have not been posting much, for various reasons that I won't go into now (though I'll try to increase output in the near future).In the meantime, Angela Keaton of Antiwar.com was interviewed on that very topic last February by RT. She came across very well, and made some accurate observations.

Mike Gravel Criticizes Pro-War Hollywood in Iran

Mike Gravel, who ran for the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination in 2008, recently attended Iran's third annual "Hollywoodism" conference. This appears to be an event that examines how Iran and Islam are portrayed by America's entertainment industry. Show More Summary

SNL's Hagel Satire Shows Israel Lobby Losing Grip on Popular Culture

The Israel lobby has long dominated America's mideast foreign policy, not only though a direct political influence, but also by its influence on America's popular culture. Any real criticism of Israel has long been absent (taboo?) on America TV. Show More Summary

Chuck Hagel -- A Pro-Peace Defense Secretary?

Okay, maybe not as "pro-peace" as I would like. But Carol Moore forwards the following message from Robert Naiman: President Obama wants to nominate Senator Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. Hagel wants to end the war in Afghanistan, prevent war with Iran, and make reasonable cuts to the Pentagon budget. Show More Summary

Ron Paul Earns 21,416 California Write-In Votes in 2012

The California Secretary of State reports that Ron Paul got 21,416 write-in votes for president in 2012. This is remarkable, considering that Ron Paul only got 17,006 California write-in votes in 2008, when he ran against the Libertarian Party's unpopular Barr/Root ticket. Show More Summary

Wayne Allyn Root Predicts Mitt Romney Landslide

It's been a while since I posted. I'm losing interest in electoral politics. I've also lost much interest in Wayne Allyn Root, ever since he left the Libertarian Party to support Mitt Romney. But here's something funny... On November...Show More Summary

My 2012 Write-In Vote for Ron Paul

If you write-in Ron Paul's name for president in 2012, your vote WILL count -- at least in Alabama, Iowa, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, California, Vermont, New Hampshire, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Maine (so far -- more states may yet be on the way). Show More Summary

2012 California Ballot Propositions -- Libertarian Recommendations

Here's something from the LPLAC [Libertarian Party of Los Angeles County] Yahoo Group: I realize that Tom McClintock is not a big el Libertarian, but his philosophy is very close. Here is his take: Prop 30: Your Wallet or Your Kids -- NO Either approve $36 billion in higher sales and income taxes or else Gov. Show More Summary

The Lesser of Three Evils Is Evil

Libertarians often say that The Lesser of Two Evils Is Evil. The phrase is aimed at people who believe that the Democrats and Republicans are both evil, but that one is less evil. And so they'll vote for they party they consider theShow More Summary

Mormons on Israel and the Palestinians

Since Mitt Romney is the likely GOP presidential nominee, his Mormon faith, and how it might influence his policies on war and peace in the Mideast, will likely be key issues in the 2012 race. There is reason to believe that Romney, like most past U.S. Show More Summary

How Political Third Parties Can "Win"

I've long argued that political third parties should not worry about offending voters with "extremist" positions -- because (barring societal collapse) no third party will ever supplant one of the two major parties in the U.S. There are structural reasons why this is so. Show More Summary

When George Bush Was a Man of Peace

Back in 2000, I made the mistake of voting for George Bush when he ran for president. I did so because I was sick of Bill Clinton in general, but mostly because of Clinton's many wars and military invasions (e.g., the Balkans, Haiti, Somalia, Iraq, Sudan). Show More Summary

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