I want to thank everybody for their responses to my suggestion that we of
the Libertarian Party produce videos expressing our support or opposition
to the many ballot initiatives on the California ballots in the coming
One person asked, "I hope you're joking about using Starchild in any
I wish to emphasize that I am not joking at all. I consider Starchild to be
the best or at least one of the best spokesperson that the Libertarian
Party has. He certainly attracts the most attention.
As to my suggestion that Starchild be dressed in a bikini and high heels,
that is just a suggestion as Starchild like any person has the right to
decide what he wears.
The thing that brought up my comment was revelations that Our Next
President (I hope I was being sarcastic) required some of his female
workers to wear shorter skirts and higher heels.
Regarding the ads I feel we should produce, I need to explain that the ads
must by TV rules and practices be 30 seconds in length, not more nor less.
Watching TV last night I found ads only 15 seconds in length, but it
appeared to me that in those cases there were two 15 second ads attached
together even though they were from different companies.
The problem is there are 24 propositions on the ballot in San Francisco
this year. Each of these propositions must be studied by us because it
often is not obvious which side the Libertarian Party should take. For
example, the most hotly contested proposals concerned "affordable housing".
We Libertarians oppose rules requiring builders to build within affordable
house guidelines. However, the question on the ballot is whether the
affording housing regulations should be modified and in what way. Each of
these 24 propositions will have to be studied by us before we can decide
what position to take.
Here is a list of the propositions so you can understand the severity of
Proposition P: Bidding Rules for Affordable Housing Projects
Proposition U: Changing Affordable Housing Requirements for Private
Proposition C: Loans to Finance Acquisition and Rehabilitation of
Proposition O: Office Development in Candlestick Point and Hunters Point
Proposition X: Requirements for Changing the Use of Certain Properties
*Good government measures*
Proposition M: Affordable Housing and Development Commission
Proposition D: Vacancy Appointments and Letting Voters Elect District
Proposition E: Responsibility for the Maintenance of Street Trees
Proposition F: Youth Voting in Local Elections
Proposition G: Police Oversight and Accountability
Proposition H: Independent Public Advocate (Full disclosure, I’m managing
the Yes on H campaign)
Proposition L: Balancing MTA Appointments
Proposition N: Non-Citizen Voting in School Board Elections
Proposition R: Neighborhood Crime Unit
Proposition T: Restricting Gifts and Campaign Contributions from Lobbyists
Proposition V: Tax on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Proposition A: School Bonds
Proposition B: City College
Proposition I: Funding for Seniors and Adults with Disabilities
Proposition J: Funding for Homelessness and Transportation
Proposition K: General Sales Tax
Proposition S: Allocation of Hotel Tax Funds to the Arts & Family Homeless
Proposition W: Luxury Real Estate Tax to Fund Education
By the way, those of you who were not at the Libertarian National
Convention in Orlando probably do not realize that I was the person who
nominated Starchild for election to the Libertarian National Committee.
Starchild was out of the room when the call for nominations came and he had
not been planning to run this time. I knew that he would like to be on the
Libertarian National Committee again even though he was not planning to
run. I was even fearful that when Starchild returned to the room and found
out that he had been nominated he might withdraw his name. At the 2012
Libertarian National Convention in Las Vegas the two leading contenders
Mark Hinkle and Mark Rutherford had been eliminated under the strange rules
because of a tie vote. So, I nominated fellow chess player Chuck Moulton, a
popular person in the party who would almost certainly have been elected,
but he declined the nomination. So *Geoffrey J. Neale* who was not even
running got the spot. I was afraid that something like that would happen
Fortunately, that did not happen and Starchild accepted my nomination of
him and was elected to the Libertarian National Committee.