Help Requested in Getting Tokens for the Libertarian National Convention

I am packing and getting ready to leave for the Libertarian National
Convention in Las Vegas.

I will be bringing family members with me. I have booked a room at the
Imperial Palace Hotel as the Red Rock Resort is booked solid.

We will all arrive on May 2.

I need your help in getting tokens. I am not sure of the latest but I
think 60 tokens are necessary to be allowed to debate and 30 are
required to get on the ballot.

This past week I attended Libertarian conventions in
Wisconsin-Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania. However, only a few of
those present are planning to go to Las Vegas.

I am well aware that the convention will likely feature a stampede in
favor of the nomination of Gary Johnson. I agree that he is an
excellent candidate, and certainly far better than any other
Republican who has ever sought our nomination. He will also make a
great president, if elected.

However, he is a Republican. Also, he will not be able to debate if
there are no other debaters. He needs at least one opponent.

Most of the other so-called candidates are poor in my opinion. I think
that if I am allowed to debate it will easily be seen that I am by far
the best alternative to Gary Johnson.

I am also the only candidate with qualifications and accomplishments
outside of politics. Here are some of my qualifications:

I argued orally before the US Supreme Court, the only non-lawyer to do
so in one hundred years. I won the case, SEC vs. Samuel H. Sloan, 436
US 103 (1978).

I am a well known book publisher. My company, Ishi Press, has
published 352 books, including many with Libertarian themes. I am the
author of six books.

I am a rated tournament chess player. I won a hotly contested election
to the Executive Board of the United States Chess Federation. I am one
of the best known chess players in the world. There are 600,000 rated
tournament chess players in the United States. Almost all of them have
heard of me and will vote for me if I get on the ballot.

I was President of the Sexual Freedom League at the University of
California at Berkeley in the 1960s.

A Wikipedia profile of me is published at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Sloan

In view of these qualifications I believe that I should be allowed to
debate. However, I need your help, especially since certain party
members want to exclude me. I was not allowed to debate at the New
York Libertarian Convention even though I had received an email from
the chairman saying that I would be allowed to debate and I had flown
from San Francisco to New York in order to participate.

Therefore, could you please ask anyone you know to give me a token so
that will be allowed to debate?

By the way, thanks to Michael Edelstein, I am publishing a book
entitled "Ron Paul for President in 2012 Yes to Ron Paul and Liberty"
by Michael's friend Walter Block. I hope to have it published and out
in time to be helpful. ISBN 4871873234

Sam Sloan

Hi Sam and All,

I do not know what a token for the Libertarian National Convention is.

Marcy

The system is that every certified delegate gets a token. He then can
give his token to one of the candidates. Only a candidate with a
certain number of tokens, probably 10%, are allowed to debate and get
their names on the ballot. This is intended to keep out the obviously
fringe candidates and allows only the serious candidates into the
debate.

For example, at the 2008 convention a man named Alden Link wanted to
run for president. He went around asking for tokens. He got some but
could never get enough. Finally, he gave up and gave his tokens to
another candidate who was also having trouble, so that candidate got
on the ballot but was eliminated in an early round of voting.

I understand that the rules have been modified somewhat to prevent
this exchange of tokens from happening this year.

Also in 2008 a beautiful young girl named Christine Smith with a
killer dress and speaking style could not get enough tokens to get
into the debate. I think that if she had gotten into the debates she
stood a good chance to getting the nomination. I am not sure she would
have been old enough to be president, however.

Sam Sloan

I thought Aubrey Freedman was also going to the convention. I will tell him about the tokens just in case he is indeed going and somehow misses this discussion thread.

Marcy

Hi Sam,

I imagine you're currently ensconced in a comfortable chair in a room at
the Imperial Palace Hotel , sipping your favorite libation with your
family members by your side. Good for you!

I hope you were able to get enough "tokens" to appear on the debates.
(How did it go today, anyway?)

As for that "beautiful young girl named Christine Smith with a killer
dress and speaking style," you mentioned. The one who couldn't get
enough tokens to get into the 2008 LP debates; the one you thought that
had she "gotten into the debates she stood a good chance to getting the
nomination." The one who you then ruefully said you weren't "sure she
would have been old enough to be president, however."

Sam, why should that bother you? Yes, Article 2, does require the
President to be 35 years old. It also requires the President to be a
"natural born citizen," which properly understood means a person who is
a US citizen born on native soil whose TWO parents are BOTH US citizens
born on native soil. (How does an Article Two "natural born citizen"
compare with Article One's requirement for a Senator and a
Representative to be, among other things, a "citizen"? What's the
Constitutional difference between a "natural born citizen" and a
"citizen"?)

Let's see, in 2008 there was a candidate whose place of birth could be
"stipulated" as Hawaii, as this candidate claimed, and whose mother was
an American citizen born in the US, and whose father was a Kenyan and
British citizen born in Kenya. OOPS!

And this candidate was somehow allowed to run. Indeed, he even got
elected President. Double OOPS?

Anyhow, I hope you're able to get those tokens and get into the debates,
no matter if you're not 35 or a natural born citizen. But even if you do
get into the debates, you know you won't get nominated, right? But I
think you'll have a chance as the VP nominee. Is No. 2 OK with you, Sam?

Thanks for reading.

Alton

The system is that every certified delegate gets a token. He then can
give his token to one of the candidates. Only a candidate with a
certain number of tokens, probably 10%, are allowed to debate and get
their names on the ballot. This is intended to keep out the obviously
fringe candidates and allows only the serious candidates into the
debate.

For example, at the 2008 convention a man named Alden Link wanted to
run for president. He went around asking for tokens. He got some but
could never get enough. Finally, he gave up and gave his tokens to
another candidate who was also having trouble, so that candidate got
on the ballot but was eliminated in an early round of voting.

I understand that the rules have been modified somewhat to prevent
this exchange of tokens from happening this year.

Also in 2008 a beautiful young girl named Christine Smith with a
killer dress and speaking style could not get enough tokens to get
into the debate. I think that if she had gotten into the debates she
stood a good chance to getting the nomination. I am not sure she would
have been old enough to be president, however.

Sam Sloan

> Hi Sam and All,
>
> I do not know what a token for the Libertarian National Convention

is.

>
> Marcy
>
>>
>> I am packing and getting ready to leave for the Libertarian

National

>> Convention in Las Vegas.
>>
>> I will be bringing family members with me. I have booked a room at

the

>> Imperial Palace Hotel as the Red Rock Resort is booked solid.
>>
>> We will all arrive on May 2.
>>
>> I need your help in getting tokens. I am not sure of the latest but

I

>> think 60 tokens are necessary to be allowed to debate and 30 are
>> required to get on the ballot.
>>
>> This past week I attended Libertarian conventions in
>> Wisconsin-Minnesota, New York and Pennsylvania. However, only a few

of

>> those present are planning to go to Las Vegas.
>>
>> I am well aware that the convention will likely feature a stampede

in

>> favor of the nomination of Gary Johnson. I agree that he is an
>> excellent candidate, and certainly far better than any other
>> Republican who has ever sought our nomination. He will also make a
>> great president, if elected.
>>
>> However, he is a Republican. Also, he will not be able to debate if
>> there are no other debaters. He needs at least one opponent.
>>
>> Most of the other so-called candidates are poor in my opinion. I

think

>> that if I am allowed to debate it will easily be seen that I am by

far

>> the best alternative to Gary Johnson.
>>
>> I am also the only candidate with qualifications and

accomplishments

>> outside of politics. Here are some of my qualifications:
>>
>> I argued orally before the US Supreme Court, the only non-lawyer to

do

>> so in one hundred years. I won the case, SEC vs. Samuel H. Sloan,

436

>> US 103 (1978).
>>
>> I am a well known book publisher. My company, Ishi Press, has
>> published 352 books, including many with Libertarian themes. I am

the

>> author of six books.
>>
>> I am a rated tournament chess player. I won a hotly contested

election

>> to the Executive Board of the United States Chess Federation. I am

one

>> of the best known chess players in the world. There are 600,000

rated

>> tournament chess players in the United States. Almost all of them

have

>> heard of me and will vote for me if I get on the ballot.
>>
>> I was President of the Sexual Freedom League at the University of
>> California at Berkeley in the 1960s.
>>
>> A Wikipedia profile of me is published at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_Sloan

>>
>> In view of these qualifications I believe that I should be allowed

to

>> debate. However, I need your help, especially since certain party
>> members want to exclude me. I was not allowed to debate at the New
>> York Libertarian Convention even though I had received an email

from

>> the chairman saying that I would be allowed to debate and I had

flown

>> from San Francisco to New York in order to participate.
>>
>> Therefore, could you please ask anyone you know to give me a token

so

>> that will be allowed to debate?
>>
>> By the way, thanks to Michael Edelstein, I am publishing a book
>> entitled "Ron Paul for President in 2012 Yes to Ron Paul and

Liberty"

>> by Michael's friend Walter Block. I hope to have it published and

out