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Free and Equal Final Third Party Debate: Gary Johnson vs. Jill Stein (Nov. 5)


Make sure to watch the Free and Equal third party debate, which will be broadcasted from 9:00 to 10:30 PM EST today (November 5th). Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee, and Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential nominee, will be facing off.

The debate will be broadcasted on Russia Today, and streamed on freeandequal.org and RT’s youtube channel. C-SPAN will also be re-airing the first Free and Equal debate tonight, which has raised the possibility they will be covering it.

http://freeandequal.org/updates/free-and-equal-elections-foundation-hosts-the-final-presidential-debate-tonight/

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Gary Johnson Purchases First TV Ads


Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party nominee, has launched his first TV advertisement. The advertisement reflects his non-interventionist foreign policy, with the focus of the ad being upon drone strikes and war with Iran.

The Johnson camp has launched the ads in New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon, Montana Idaho, Vermont and Washington, D.C.
http://reason.com/blog/2012/10/25/gary-johnson-launches-first-tv-ad

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2012 in Politics

 

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You can still be mad with Obama, even though he inhereted a mess


Popular rhetoric I have witnessed quite often is this: since Obama inherited a mess, one can either not be angry with him/be nearly as angry with him.

For me, this approach is both logically unsound, and an example of not supporting dissent. One should not, and should not have, expected Obama to fix the economy and the numerous other problems inherited from the Bush administration, but one can still examine his decisions and feel they are negative/counter productive. Dissent is a must in a democratic society; without dissent the powers that be have much more free reign, as well as a more ignorant mass of citizens.

I dislike Obama and would not vote for him in 2012 if I were an American citizen.

President Obama has kept the war on terror alive. The military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq show little signs of slowing down, and an invasion was launched against Libya, with rebel troops with Al-Qaeda connections being supported by American forces. He also has failed to close Guantanamo Bay, which houses not only “terrorists” but simple freedom fighters fighting against the illegally invading American empire.

The war on terror has evidently spread into the borders of America, with rights, liberties, and freedoms experiencing a decline since September 11th. Obama has strengthened the police state, and has made clear he is similar to Bush in terms of inner “security”. For example, Obama voted for the Foreign Intelligence Service Act, which allows for heightened surveillance, and recently supported the May 26th renewal of the Patriot Act.

Obama claimed that he would have a transparent government not controlled by lobbyists, but he currently has over 40 lobbyists within his administration. Lobbyists promote the slow move towards fascism, the combination of the market and state, and take importance over everyday citizens.

In addition, Obama supported the Office of Faith Based Initiatives, which directly conflicts with the separation of the church and state. The defecit has skyrocketed. He hired someone to a position to deal with unfavorable media, which not only aids him in his chances of re-election, but points towards increasing the use of government shills. Finally, he has pushed for S. 679, which will reduce the number of positions requiring Senate confirmation.

In all honesty, Obama is very similar to Bush, which I, and you, should feel is a bad thing.

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2011 in Politics

 

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