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Last call for candidates

The end is near for those seeking nomination as a Libertarian. April 1st is the cut-off for the first paperwork to be submitted when filing as a Libertarian. If you are interested, or know someone who would make a good candidate, please contact us.

Take the Quiz

Glenn Beck showed the Nolan Chart on his show on Friday. That's great! People do need to find where they are, politically. Unfortunately, his website doesn't point you right to the quiz. It's located here:

However, the home of the Nolan Chart,, is currently being obliterated by web traffic (possibly specifically to prevent you from taking this quiz and finding out you aren't who you thought you were).

So here are some other ways to take the Quiz.

Americans are angry

Americans are angry. A new Rasmussen poll shows that 75% of Americans are at least somewhat angry with government, and that 60% of voters feel that neither Republican political leaders nor Democratic political leaders have a good understanding of what is needed today.

This shouldn't be a surprize. In fact I predicted this was going to be the case in January or February 2009.

Real Election Reform - IRV

It's extremely common for the LPKY to be asked, in a number of different ways, why we're doing what we're doing. Some ways are more pleasant than others. They range from "Why don't you use your talents in one of the two major parties" all the way to "All you Libertarians do is split the vote and you're the reason Obama was elected." (The latter was an accusation at the big Louisville TEA Party by a hit-and-run detractor who apparently said similarly disparaging things to the C4L booth).

Is the TEA Party movement Jumping the Shark?

In Massachusetts, there's a special election on Tuesday for the late Ted Kennedy's seat. In the race, there are three candidates: Democrat Martha Coakley, the state’s attorney general, Republican Scott Brown, a state senator, and Independent Joe Kennedy, a private citizen.

The Libertarian Party of Massachusetts has backed Kennedy. He is/was an active member of the local TEA Party movement in Mass. He's a follower of Ron Paul.

New Years Resolutions

I have been subscribed to "The Liberator Online", an email publication from the Advocates for Self Government, for years now. It's one of the core libertarian institutions not affiliated with the party, that has been instrumental in the Libertarian movement.

In their most recent email, they sent out an old list of Harry Browne's New Years Resolutions. Harry Browne was a great man, and he helped grow the LP. He specifically turned me to the LP, after nudging from a friend.

Why government shouldn't run healthcare

The other day, Harry Reid had a press conference the morning after he introduced his new after-midnight healthcare bill. During the press conference, he addressed those opposed to the healthcare bill.

Junk Science; ClimateGate, etc.

The recent news about "ClimateGate", as it's been dubbed, provides an opportunity to talk about all junk science.

The root of the problem is the current "pay for results" system. Scientists are paid based on results, not on good science, by think-tanks or other politically-motivated organizations.

Don't pin your hopes on a birth certificate

A number of folks running around in the 9/12 and Tea Party circles are really pushing the Obama birth certificate issue again. My advice: Just don't do it.

I only needed to do about 2 hours of research into the issue.

The best speeches of all time?

This is a call out to find the best speeches of all time - for content, delivery, or both.

Please contact me, Ken Moellman, and give me your best 2 or 3 speeches, and qualify them. Links to YouTube or similar sites preferred.

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