Some news hopefully of interest to S.F. caleeeefornia libertarians
TAX DAY PHOTO
AFP plastered my photo and my "I won't pay for Iraq War!" sign all over yahoo -- and doubtless a bunch of American newspapers tomorrow. Carol finally makes Homeland Security Hit List?? Photo and larger news story below.
IMMIGRATION AND AARON RUSSO
Earlier this year over 700 libertarians signed petitions protesting talk show host Neal Boortz based on his support for the war on Iraq and for FBI spying on peace activists (which includes many libertarians). Some were worried because he has publicly speculated he might want to run for president on the Libertarian ticked after he finishes his talk show career. In this context Libertarians for Peace and other libertarians feel it necessary to strongly encourage Libertarian Party presidential contender Aaron Russo not to PROMOTE his opposition to immigration as a major (or even a minor!) issue, as he originally intended. It's a bad precedent that encourages future candidates to focus on two or even three issues that contradict our principles and platform. We are hoping Russo will stop doing so and pledge not to do so if he becomes our candidate and have a DRAFT petitiononline list our various concerns linked at http://www.libertarians4peace.net MEANWHILE WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE WHO AGREE TO E-MAIL AARON RUSSO WITH THEIR CONCERNS. CONTACT HIM VIA HIS WEB PAGE -- HE DOES READ THESE MESSAGES! http://www.russoforpresident.com/contact.php
IT'S THE BLOWBACK, AMERICA!
The good news is that all three of the LP's candidates are strong in opposition to U.S. interventionism, foreign aid and the War on Iraq. However, the LP candidate MUST use this opportunity to get it into Americans heads that the reason for terrorism is BLOW BACK -- a reaction to bad foreign policy. It is NOT the neocon propaganda of evil Islamofacists out to rule the world, just like those damned commies during the LAST cold war! This is hardly a radical approach, since we're nearing the point where a majority of Americans think the war on Iraq made us LESS safe from terrorism. But it's something you won't hear from the Demopublicans. You WILL hear it from Ralph Nader, and one way to take votes away from his is to say it louder and stronger so all the people who think he's a closet socialist will know they have another alternative.
IT'S THE BLOWBACK, STUPID buttons are currently available at http://www.radicalbuttons.com/anti-war.html I'll be testing IT'S THE BLOWBACK, AMERICA buttons at my literature and button table out on the Washington DC Mall. There's nothing like making a few bucks selling peace, libertarian and secession buttons in the heart of the belly of the beast!
APRIL 19th is the 11th Anniversary of the FBI's murder of 76 men, women and children at Waco. Yet the Libertarian Party does NOT take a strong stand for abolishing the FBI -- or the CIA. Let's hope it will do so at the 2004 Convention!! For details about "Waco" and to obtain a copy of my book THE DAVIDIAN MASSACRE, published by Gun Owners Foundation, go to http://www.carolmoore.net/waco/