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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 Wins Free and Equal Third Party Debate, Jill Stein Finishes Second


I greatly enjoyed the Free and Equal debate, which featured Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Jill Stein (Green Party), Virgil Goode (Constitution Party), and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party). It was moderated by Larry King, whom I thought seemed slightly dispassionate, but set himself aside and let the candidates speak.

Topics not discussed in the presidential debates were happily discussed; the war on drugs, the deficit, and civil liberties (ie. Patriot Act, NDAA). Other topics included foreign policy (with all the candidates being against the war on terror), education reform, and marijuana legilization.

The candidates were all very clear about their particular views, which was very refreshing. They all looked happy to be there, and the mood was very friendly. All four agreed that the deficit was far too large, the war on terror needed to be cut, and bills like NDAA were dangerous for liberty.

Disagreements arose when Anderson and Stein stated they supported free secondary education, which Goode and Johnson opposed. Goode also stated he was against marijuana legilization, which all three other candidates were for.

I suggest to anyone that hasn’t seen it to watch it. It was such a positive, yet sadly unusual occurrence in our current political setup (link posted at the bottom).

The Free and Equal Elections Foundation will be hosting a second debate on the 30th, which will feature Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, decided by a vote held on the Free and Equal webpage. The candidates have very different economic approaches- Johnson being right and Stein left- which wasn’t deeply delved into during the first debate.

The results of the voting

Candidate

First Count

Runoff Count

Grand Total

Gary Johnson

26,187

1,962

28,149

Jill Stein

15,013

292

15,305

Rocky Anderson

3,938

444

4,382

Virgil Goode

2,698

http://freeandequal.org/updates/winners-of-october-23-presidential-debate/

Full Free and Equal Debate:

watch?v=e0vE5CTTSFI&feature=plcp

 
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Posted by on October 26, 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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Armed Chinese Troops In Texas


Although I support Ron Paul in the coming up American elections, I decided to post this message primarily due to the point it gets across; Americans would not accept the treatment their state has been providing towards other nations.

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2011 in Politics

 

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Ron Paul’s New TV Ad – Conviction


With the Republican field appearing weak and Paul recently being in second place in fundraising it has become clear he no longer is a fringe candidate. With this comes an important responsibility; marketing oneself to the electorate.

This ad delivers. A strong message as well as effective political marketing are present. Was very surprised at the quality of this piece!

 
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Posted by on July 15, 2011 in Politics

 

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The youth’s lack of political thought


A negative trend has stuck its face at me; the younger generation [Canada, other nations if relatable] lacks opportunity to learn political thought, and thus many remain ignorant.

Yes, we had the measly course of social studies when we were young, and yes we took a half credit course in civics, but we did not discuss our framework’s key issues, other ideologies and political philosophies, and the changes that should be worked for, such as the ever increasing inability for individualism to live comfortably off a job. In the 70s many individuals working common sectors were able to live comfortably unlike in this day and age.

Studies in school is so based upon that of business and the sciences. They are seen as either good money makers or prestigious areas to go into. Thus, few study politics. The problem? We are social beings, and our societies are so advanced; not understanding how they work results in little dissent, a lack of change, and a population often blinded by its partisan values. People seem to not view these issues as structural, and rather latch their political crushes on parties that have continuously failed us.

This brings me to the question; how much does the older generation know, and will our future generation remain ignorant? For example, the American society is riddled with so many issues, but they are often blamed, by both Americans and Canadians, on individuals or groups as opposed to our system:
-the war on terror (military-industrial complex and imperialism not Obama vs. Bush)
-deficit (careless spending and a slip to fascism, not Democrats vs. republicans)
-economic inequality (you get it by now)

Boy, a few courses in political and economic ideology could have worked wonders.

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2011 in Politics

 

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Great Modern Political Speeches


Some of my favourite modern political speeches.

 
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Posted by on May 28, 2011 in Politics

 

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