Monday, August 13, 2007

Libertarian National Party Should Act in 2008

Why wait for 2010 or 2012 to consider holding a convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? Why not key into area native Ron Paul's efforts to get libertarian issues out front and center in the presidential election for 2008? There may be some differences between Paul's stances on several issues and the overall Libertarian Party, but the foundational issues are a match...

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Libertarian leaders eye Pittsburgh for convention
By David M. Brown
Thursday, July 19, 2007

Leaders of the Libertarian Party plan to size up Pittsburgh this weekend as a potential site for a future national convention.
While it wouldn't draw the crowds that typically attend the Republican and Democratic national conventions, the organization that bills itself as the nation's third-largest political party could bring as many as 1,000 delegates, family and guests here, Libertarian National Chairman William Redpath said Wednesday.

"We are different from Republicans and Democrats," Redpath said. "Republicans and Democrats try to control people's lives in various ways."

Redpath maintains Libertarians represent "the only party that is consistently in favor of individual freedom and individual responsibility."...

More than 200,000 Americans are registered as Libertarians, according to the party's Web site. In 2006, about 13.4 million votes were cast for Libertarian candidates around the nation, according to information on the site.

"In a nutshell, we are advocates for a smaller government, lower taxes and more freedom," it says...


Presidential candidate Paul to speak at Marshall rally
By The Tribune-Review
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Ron Paul, a Green Tree native seeking the Republican nomination for president, will speak at a public rally at 8 p.m. Friday at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North, 910 Sheraton Drive, Marshall.
Paul, a congressman representing Texas' Gulf Coast, is a graduate of the former Dormont High School and an obstetrician/gynecologist. He lives in Lake Jackson, Texas.

He supports an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, as well as dismantling much of the federal government -- from the U.S. Department of Education to the Internal Revenue Service. He wants to end corporate welfare and farm subsidies, and sever U.S. ties with the United Nations.

Oakland Libertarian files for mayoral run
By The Tribune-Review
Friday, August 10, 2007

Tony Oliva, 27, of Oakland, has filed paperwork to run for Pittsburgh mayor as a Libertarian, making four candidates for the city's top office.
Oliva filed on Thursday to be a replacement candidate for Libertarian Mark Rauterkus, who withdrew from the mayor's race Wednesday. Rauterkus still is running as a Libertarian for City Council in District 3 and City Controller.

Democratic Mayor Luke Ravenstahl also faces Republican Mark DeSantis and Socialist Workers Party candidate Ryan Scott in the Nov. 6 election

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