Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Official Notice Regarding Candidates up for Election this November.


Official Notice:


Due to a communication error and gaps of information, our Party Chair, Douglas Horner, will not be running for Allen County Council At Large, this November. Local voters will still have the following seven Libertarian Party candidates to choose from in these respective contests that are enclosed below.

Respectfully,

MRev. Kenneth White, Jnr., Secretary
Libertarian Party of Allen County



Federal Elections

Former Georgia Congressman Robert Laurence "Bob" Barr, Jr and Wayne Allyn Root are running for the Presidency and Vice Presidency of the United States against Republican John Sidney McCain III and Democrat Barack Hussein Obama II, both of which have not yet chosen their running mate.

William Larsen is running for 3rd US Congressional District
against 7 term Republican incumbent Mark Souder and Democratic hopeful Michael Montagano.

George Holland is running for 6th US Congressional District
against Republican 4 term incumbent Michael Pence and Democrat Barry Welsh.
Mike Pence (according to rumors) plans to ride out this election and run for Senate against Evan Bayh in 2010.

State Elections

Andrew Horning and Lisa Kelly are contending for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Indiana
against 1 term incumbent Republicans Mitchell Elias Daniels, Jr. and Rebecca Skillman and against, former Congresswoman and Federal Agriculture Under Secretary, Jill Lynette Long-Thompson and 10 year incumbent State Representative Dennie Ray Oxley II on the Democratic ticket.

Herbert "Jack" Evans is the sole competitor for the people in the 83rd District State Representative seat currently held by Republican Matthew Bell who is running to maintain incumbency and wanted to run for the (13th District) State Senate seat caused by the retirement of Robert L. Meeks from office and just hold the seat for whomever the State GOParty would choose to replace him with, but those plans got fouled up due to a gap of communication too. Supposedly from what I have heard, there is now a Democratic contender in the 83rd as well, but I am still having trouble finding any information.

In every essence that means the vote in the 83rd District State Representative only has one true contender. It is time to tell them no by voting for the only true choice in all these races...

LIBERTARIANS!!

Lugar deserves some of the credit for food crisises overseas.

Senator Lugar has noted that many countries with food shortages prohibit the importation of genetically modified grain. He's right about that, but that isn't the entire reason for the current shortages.

Americans have been eating genetically modifed food for years now. You probably had some for breakfast without knowing it since companies are not required to label products that contain GM grains. Genes do not make a plant toxic. Toxins make a plant toxic. Even though we've been eating this stuff for a while, Africans and Europeans still don't trust it.

The other cause of food shortages is the use of grains in ethanol production, something that Lugar wants the government to support through subsidies. Corn based ethanol is a waste of grain and money. It has not made a dent in gas prices. If we have more grain than we need for food and livestock feed, we should be exporting it. Food is a more basic need than oil, we could leverage our food and medicine exports when dealing with countries that are dependent on them.

But if domestic grain production surpasses domestic needs, and no other country wants to buy it off of us, then many farmers should consider other lines of work.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Libertarians At Large goes live from 7-8 pm Tonight

Our live hour long call in show Libertarians At Large is hosted by Doug Horner and airs on channels Comcast 57 and Verizon 27, from 7-8 p.m., every third Thursday of the month. Tune in tonight as this month's guest will be Libertarian, Jack Evans, candidate for Indiana House District 83, this November. Call in @ 260-422-3902 to ask questions or just let us know you are listening. Contribute to the conversation.

As always the Libertarian Party of Allen County would like to thank Access Fort Wayne and The Allen County Public Library for providing us these opportunities to serve the public and promote the discussion at all levels of government about what is best for the future of of our communities, state, and nation.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

LPAC JULY BUSINESS MEETING

MONDAY, July 28th
6:30-8:30p.m.
Little Turtle Branc
h
Allen Co. Public Library
2201 Sherman Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46808

(1 block south of W. State Blvd.;
before the Speedway Station
)

click here for a map

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bill Larsen in Tuesday's News Sentinel

Bill Larsen, the Libertarian candidate for Congress, 3rd District, is not afraid to stand his ground when he knows he's right. Check it out here.

An experiment

They say if you repeat the lie enough, it becomes the truth. Might as well give it a shot:

Bob Barr can win this election.
Bob Barr can win this election.
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Bob Barr can win this election.
Bob Barr can win this election.
Bob Barr can win this election.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Local Democrats pandering @ Festival a violation of the Organization's rules

This is a continuation from a post on my personal blog.

I do want to issue a challenge though to THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF ALLEN COUNTY though. In their recent post Deb Monroe stated
"Several candidates will be greeting citizens along the parade route prior to the start of Saturday's Three Rivers Parade. If you would like to walk with or for them, please respond here!"
The TRF is a non partisan event and does not allow political parties to be brandished during TRF events. While the sidewalks may be fair game, I am still crying foul for certain candidates going ahead of the National City Parade on the same route and harassing the citizens and visitors with campaign materials. This is a clear violation of spirit behind the TRF Rules and Practices and the nature of The Festival itself. They came to see a parade not a politician.

While the LPAC members believe that we as a viable community organization and a valid voice for the people, should be able to both a. march in the parade and b. have a booth to distribute information. We have abided by the TRF request to remain outside of The Festival's events. If the candidates do go through with this, I hope that Shannon White will consider pressing criminal trespass and civil rights violations against each of the candidates participating in this indirect violation of Freedom of Association of Festival attendees today.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

How to encourage people to ride bikes

Two bicycle lanes are to be added to Rudisill Boulevard. This isn't really necessary, since there are already two trails that run parallel to the street. They are called "sidewalks".

Technically it is illegal to ride a scooter or bicycle on the sidewalk, though this law is rarely enforced. County Commissioner Bill Brown rides a Segway downtown, and nobody has bothered him about it. I don't think Brown should be ticketed. I just think that if he gets to use his $5,000 scooter on a sidewalk, I should be allowed to ride a $100 bike on that same sidewalk.

Though the law is rarely enforced, people obey it anyway. This time of year you see a few brave souls riding their bikes in the street. Since most people seem unwilling to risk their lives to save on gas, the city can go a long way towards encouraging bike riding by opening up sidewalks to bicycle traffic.

Pedestrian safety would have to be considered. Bicyclists should be required to dismount their bikes when approaching a pedestrian. This is a perfectly reasonable restriction since there is very little foot traffic in this city.