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Ron Paul takes a shot at Gary Johnson?

3 Oct

People who viewed this on FOX tell me it was obvious that the interviewer deliberately interrupted Congressman Paul mid-sentence so it would seem like he was endorsing Jill Stein over Gary Johnson.

This is part of a pattern of media spin to attack Gary Johnson:  he didn’t recognize “Aleppo” as a reference to the Syrian refugee crisis and civil war (which obviously most people refer to as “Syria,” since millions then had to google “Aleppo” after the story was spun); he couldn’t recall Vincente Fox’s name (though he knew the only foreign leader he admired was the President of Mexico who has spoken around the world condemning the drug war) when asked about foreign leaders he admired – and this was spun as not knowing the names of ANY foreign leaders.  Likewise when William Weld said Hillary had paper-qualifications or Trump had not violated any tax laws, the press quoted these sound bites out of context as if they were endorsements.

Ron Paul: Jill Stein is more libertarian than Gary Johnson: Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein is preferable to Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson on at least some issues, former Texas Congressman Ron Paul said Monday. I said if the independents, who don’t know what to do and who should they pick, I say if you tend to lean towards progressivism and liberalism and you’re interested in expressing yourself, you can vote for the Green Party, he said on MSNBC. I think she’s probably best on foreign policy at the moment. But on Gary Johnson, he does not come across with a crisp libertarian message. Related Story: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/article/2584781 Paul, who was the libertarian nominee for president in 1988, stressed that he hasn’t endorsed anyone yet. I have not told any supporters who are interested for whom they should vote, he said.

Libertarian calendar for June 2016

28 Jun
June 28
New York, NY

Liberty Happy Hour

    • 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Fitzpatrick Manhattan Hotel

687 Lexington Ave, New YorkNY (map)

 

  • When: 4th Tuesday of every month. 7-10pm
    Where: Fitzpatrick Hotel Bar (687 Lexington Avenue btwn 56th/57th – Manhattan, NY)
    Description
    Come share a drink (pub-grub, too) with like-minded Libertarians . . . Monthly, the 4th Tuesday at 7pm, we gather at the Fitzpatrick Hotel bar, 687 Lexington Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets

 

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June 28
Washington, DC

DC Blockchain Users Group (Bitcoin & Beyond)

 

6:00 PM
Chinatown WeWork
718 7th Street NW
Washington, DC

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June 29
Washington, DC

Pride Social
7 pm

  • The Chastleton

    1701 16th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20009
Libertarian candidates Bruce Majors and MArtin Moulton will attend

Come celebrate the end of LGBT Pride Month here in the nation’s capital with the local Log Cabin Republicans in the Chastleton Ballroom!

The Ballroom will have some snacks, an open bar, and a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends or make new ones. No matter how dark the night or how wicked our enemies, we will keep fighting, living, and loving.

All are welcome!

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June 22
Gary Johnson CNN Townhall

Debate watching parties around the country including:

Montgomery, AL
7 pm

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Sinclairs East

7847 Vaughn Rd, Montgomery, Alabama 36116


Buzzards Bay, MA
8 pm


Little Rock, AR
7:45 pm

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American Pie Pizza

4830 N Hills Blvd, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72116

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Arlington, Virginia
9 pm

Hard Times Cafe
Clarendon Metro

Dallas, TX
7:45 pm

9405 Ruidosa Trl, Irving, TX 75063-4644, United States


Omaha. NE
7:45 pm

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Library Pub

5142 N 90th St, Omaha, Nebraska 68134


Las Vegas, NV
5:30 pm

The Phoenix Bar & Lounge

4213 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

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June 29
Washington, DC

Reforming the USPS
Cato Institute
Rayburn House office building B-369
Noon

The U.S. Postal Service has lost more than $50 billion since 2007 as mail volume has plummeted. House and Senate committees are working on legislation to stem the losses, and a stamp price hike is in the mix. Meanwhile, many European nations have reinvigorated their postal systems by privatizing them and opening them to competition.

What challenges does the USPS face, and what changes are being considered by Congress? Should the USPS be moved to the private sector, and should entrepreneurs be allowed to compete?

Join our distinguished panel of experts—James Gattuso, Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation; Kevin Kosar, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute; and Chris Edwards, Editor, DownsizingGovernment.org, Cato Institute; and Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute—to hear about the postal deficit crisis and ideas for major reforms.

REGISTER: http://www.cato.org/events/reforming-us-postal-service

If you can’t make it to the event, you can watch it live online atwww.cato.org/live and join the conversation on Twitter using #CatoEvents. Follow @CatoEvents on Twitter to get future event updates, live streams, and videos from the Cato Institute.

Libertarian calendar for July 2016

28 Jun
July 1-7

Bellevue, WA

Objectivist conference

The Objectivist Summer Conference of 2016 is growing closer! Put on by the Ayn Rand Institute, this is a unique opportunity for students to gather together to explore Rand’s ideas and decide for themselves what they think about many different aspects of Objectivism. Thanks to generous scholarships, attending this conference will be at little to no cost for students.


REGISTER NOW!

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July 5
Vancouver, Canada

Liberty on the Rocks
6:00 pm

Details

Brexit’s still fresh in mind and the U.S. presidential election is in the heat of things. Come out and learn more and talk with like minded friends. Cheers for liberty!

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July 7
Washington, DC

Governors Gary Johnson and William Weld Meet and Greet

5:30 pm

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July 10
Lorton, VA

Pink Pistols on the gun range
1:00 pm
Sharpshooters

 Here is the website with info and directions:     http://sharpshootersva.com/ 

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July 11
Brooklyn, NY
Libertarian Party ballot access suit
11 am
 US District Court, EDNY
225 Cadman Plaza
Room 6B South

Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr. will hear our motion on July 11, and if the PI is granted then, we can start using modified petition sheets with a witness statement for non-duly qualified New York voters.

It would be helpful to the case if the gallery of the courtroom was packed with Merced and LPNY supporters at that hearing.  Monday, July 11, 2016, at 11:00 am, United States Court House for the Eastern District of New York, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, in Courtroom 6B South before District Judge Sterling Johnson, Jr.  See you there, spread the word!

Our lawsuit has been filed, to strike down New York Election Law 6-140(1)(b), which requires our nominating petition witnesses to be “duly qualified voters of the state” of New York, on the ground that it violates the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment of the US Constitution.  Our federal court complaint, filed today in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Brooklyn, is attached.

The hearing on our motion for a preliminary injunction, to enjoin the NYSBOE from enforcing that provision while the suit is pending, will likely be heard on July 1, so until then at least, we must comply with the current New York law.  I will meet with the judge tomorrow(Tuesday) morning to fix the dates for our motion.  Also attached is my Memo of Law in support of the PI.