Sunday, November 12, 2006

The Party Isn't Over

An iv14 Sol 20° Scorpio, Luna 21° Leo Dies Solis

In light of this recent election, many Libertarians are abandoning the Libertarian party due to it's once again outwright failure to win an election. They say that this is an example of the parties weakness, and because of it, they are supporting organizations like the Republican Liberty Caucus and the Free State Project.

I don't see the need to abandon the LP yet. While we may have lost every major race, something good came out of it. This year, the media actually focused a small amount of attention to the LP. As I watched CSPAN, the numbers were showing Republicans trailing behind Democrats. But it was also showing something else. Something I've never seen before. A third Percentage below The two other major parties. Yes, in many of these races, the third name, which in past years has been either "I" or "Other", said "Lib."

Of course we can't start giving out medals of honor just yet. But the Libertarian Party did accomplish getting us noticed, which, while a small step, is a step forward.

I'm still a member of the Free State Project, and have signed the first 1,000 pledge. I'm now on a quest to save as much money as possible so that I can move to New Hampshire and even live for months on end before I find a job off these savings. And once in New Hampshire, I will still support the LP. I will try to convince what should be a large group of libery minded people their to support the LP as well, and maybe in New Hampshire we can elect the first Third Party Senator or Rep.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Libertarian Blues

An iv14 Sol 18° Scorpio, Luna 23° Cancer Dies Veneris

This year Libertarians all over the country put in countless hours campaining for respective candidates who respected Liberty and the idea of limited government. We made phone calls, put up signs, sent out emails, and even blogged. Somehow in the midst of all this, we started to really believe in what we were doing. Maybe we thought, this would be the year to see the breaking of this two party system stalemate that has been going on for years now.

I too believed that maybe our hard work would land us with one seat in the House. So come election day I proudly marched off to my polling place to cast my ballot for every Libertarian I could vote for. I didn't expect my vote to mean much more than a statement. My state has always been an Uber-Liberal one.

The results came in throughout the night, and I watched as candidates who morgaged their houses to get up enough money to be on national debates recieved meager percentages. In house races we got 6% at the highest, and Smither, a wonderfull candidate in a place where he and a Democrat where the only people on the ballot, a Republican write in candidate with a name that's difficult to spell pulled in better results.

Slowly the depression of hard work to no avail has been overcoming me. I have come to the decision, after the urgings of Free Talk Live to join the Free State Project.

And no I'm not moving anytime soon. I'm merely stating my intent to move their within the next three years. I think I just need to see Liberty in my lifetime. And my options seem to be New Hampshire or moving to Ron Paul's district.

'cause essentially my state just lost me. For some reason, which makes NO FUCKING SENSE TO ME, California voted down legislation that would restrict Eminent Domain. Yes, we decided we wanted the government to steal our land and pay us practically nothing for it.