Libertarians urge “no” vote on $1.9 trillion Waxman-Markey tax hike
Pelosi hopes to rush tax hike to a vote this week
WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party urged the U.S. House Tuesday to defeat plans for a $1.9 trillion energy tax hike over eight years. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is attempting to rush H.R. 2454, the Waxman-Markey energy tax bill, to a vote this week.
While Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee Bob Barr continues to dominate the media as the leading alternative to Senators Barack Obama and John McCain, other Libertarian candidates across the nation have been getting the nod from local and state media outlets. The following are endorsements and positive mentions of Libertarians running for public office.
Libertarian Party calls for shutting down CIA, criminal prosecutions
Libertarian National Committee Chair Nicholas J. Sarwark released the following statement today:
"The CIA’s practice of torture confirmed by the Senate Intelligence Report released on December 9 shows the agency engaged in reprehensible and illegal behaviors that were, in effect, war crimes.
"The CIA and politicians redacted the bulk of the government’s report, which remains withheld from public view. One can only speculate as to the additional horrors that lie within the rest of the report, given the gravity of what was revealed.
Libertarian Party: Stop deceiving Americans with the term 'government shutdown'
It’s a government slowdown, not a shutdown.
If you read this Libertarian news release, yet continue to use the term “government shutdown” in news reports, then you’re willfully deceiving the American people.
News media commonly warns that a “government shutdown” will result if there’s a breakdown in funding negotiations between Democratic and Republican politicians. But there is no pending “government shutdown.”
Nor has there ever been anything close to a “government shutdown” in modern American history.
Libertarians suffered a major setback in their lawsuit against KET on Saturday. David Patterson, the Libertarian candidate for United States Senate, will not be allowed to participate in Monday's debate.
Libertarians sue Kentucky public television for First Amendment violation
A federal constitutional lawsuit, filed today against Kentucky Educational Television in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, stems from its new exclusionary policy regarding public debates, eliminating Libertarian participation. The plaintiffs in the case are Libertarian David Patterson's campaign for U.S. Senate, the Libertarian Party of Kentucky, and the Libertarian National Committee.
President Obama starts another war in violation of Constitution
President Barack Obama has taken the United States to war, now in Syria and Iraq, in violation of the U.S. Constitution — just as he did in Libya in 2011.
"Whatever differences they may claim, Democratic and Republican politicians are aligned when it comes to foreign meddling," said Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee. "President Barack Obama and former President George W. Bush both resort to war in the end."
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