Sunday, May 24, 2009

Libertarian’s going mainstream?

Libertarian’s going mainstream?... A post on the National Libertarian Party website says the Fox News Channel is considering the debut of a libertarian leaning show called “Freedom Watch”.

The post written by Libertarian National Committee Director of Outreach Austin Petersen says the show would, “Finally.. (reflect) the attitudes and opinions of people like you and I who care about personal and economic liberties.”

Judge Andrew Napolitano’s show “Freedom Watch”, according to the post, is a possible filler for an open programming slot – there’s no word in the post where the time slot would be.

Peterson is asking Libertarians to petition Fox News to add the show.


Taking a stand with guns...

Taking a stand with guns... around the nation. The Independent American Party is reveling in a few recent moves to open-up gun rights.

A newsletter from Independent American Party National Chairman Will Christensen speaks of the “good news” of the U.S. House of Representatives bill repealing the gun ban on National Park Service land and wildlife refuges.

Christensen continues to write, “Following Montana’s lead, four states have introduced bills in their legislatures challenging federal authority to regulate guns under the interstate commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution… would be exempt (states) from federal laws and regulation.”

The gun section of the news letter is highlighted by the saying: Firearms in the hands of a free people are a threat only to tyrants.

It’s only us...

It’s only us... asking for nationalized health care says The Green Party. The Green Party is taking a stand as being “the only political party” to support single-payer (nationalized) health care.

In an e-mail to members the Greens say, “A Single-Payer system would eliminate the for-profit insurance companies, lower the cost of health care in the United States by as much as one third, and would remove the financial burden on businesses suffering from the recent economic meltdown - replacing employee-based health care benefits.”

The Greens say nationalized health care has been barred from the public debate because of, “the influence of insurance, HMO's, and pharmaceutical lobbies through campaign contributions, 'astroturf' (false grassroots) operations, and dishonest advertising.”

The Green Party say they are only voice that can bring nationalized health care to the political table.

That’s nice Mister President, but...

That’s nice Mister President, but... not enough. The Green Party is responding to President Obama’s new emission rules by saying there are still many environmental challenges, including car emissions.

The Greens say in a news release, “The President's plan.. is a step in the right direction, but falls short.” Greens say the new rules will have minimal effect. Wes Rolley the Green Party EcoAction Committee co-chair says the was are to, “reduce car traffic, such as regionally sensitive carbon taxes, congestion taxes, a halt in new highway construction, and -- most urgently for working Americans -- a massive public transportation project to replace the reliance on cars."

The Greens also say clean coal is a public relations fabrication. Greens also say "Nuclear power is dirty and dangerous.” That’s the word from Green Party co-chair Jill Bussiere. Bussiere points to security problems and the amount of fuel needed to supply power plants.

Cap and Trade is also criticized. They call it a concession to polluting industries. "President Obama must launch a project to stem global warming that's comparable to the concerted and internationally cooperative effort to defeat the Axis powers during World War II. The lives of future generations in America and throughout the world are vastly more important than the current demands of energy industries," said Budd Dickinson, co-chair of the Green Party of the United States and a retired energy engineer.


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