Libertarian Party comments on upcoming Presidential Debate
Today, Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee, is in New York, preparing to attend, in some capacity, the so-called Presidential Debate.
A vast majority of Americans (54-76%, depending on the polling firm) want Gov. Gary Johnson in the debates. Americans believe that debates are a critical opportunity to learn about their options, and they expect that these debates should be fair. Sadly, in reality, the Commission on Presidential Debates is anything but fair, and biased as ever towards the Rs and Ds.
GSA Denies National Security Briefings to Gary Johnson
Some parties are more equal than others...
Alexandria - The General Services Administration (GSA) has denied a request by the Libertarian Party to recognize Governor Gary Johnson as an eligible candidate for president under the Presidential Transition Act, thus denying him appropriate and equal access to security briefings and other relevant services provided for presidential candidates.
This puts him at a distinct disadvantage during the remainder of the campaign when questions about national security and foreign policy arise.
Libertarian Party: CPD decides to make their first debates irrelevant
Libertarian National Committee Chair, Nicholas Sarwark, released this statement today:
In spite of polls showing that 54-76 percent of voters want Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson included in debates, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced that it will not include Johnson in the September 26 debate, nor will it include Gov. William Weld in the October 4 vice presidential debate.
Libertarian Party Requests National Security Briefings for Johnson/Weld
Alexandria – The Libertarian Party has formally requested that the General Services Administration (GSA) designate the 2016 Libertarian presidential nominees, Governor Gary Johnson and Governor William Weld, as "eligible candidates" under the Presidential Transition Act of 1963 (PTA).
The designation, determined by GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth, would entitle the Libertarian candidates to receive national security briefings, among other services and facilities.
Under the PTA, candidates may be deemed eligible provided that they:
Success! Libertarians on ballot in all 50 states, first since 1996
Today in Rhode Island, the last state where Libertarians needed to petition, the Secretary of State website confirms that Libertarians Gov. Gary Johnson and Gov. William Weld will be on the ballot this November, making it official that the ticket will be on all fifty state ballots, plus the District of Columbia.
LNC Chair's comments on DEA scheduling of kratom like heroin
While the American people are demanding drug peace and self-ownership, the DEA is headed in the wrong direction with kratom.
By Nicholas Sarwark Libertarian National Committee Chair
The DEA is losing the war on drugs with state after state softening stances on marijuana. 8 states will be voting on legalizing marijuana for recreational AND medicinal purposes in November. Americans are overwhelmingly seeing that prison and government violence are terrible ways to solve the problems of addiction and drug abuse, and they are demanding a different approach. They are demanding more liberty. They are demanding drug peace.
Libertarian Party Demands Fox New Cease and Desist
Alexandria The Libertarian Party releases this statement from Libertarian National Committee Political Director, Carla Howell:
“It has come to our attention that Fox News is running misleading ads for the first presidential debate scheduled for September 26, which show just two participants: Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump. The Commission on Presidential Debates has not yet announced whether it will include Libertarian Gov. Gary Johnson in debates.
Alexandria – The primary newspaper of record for the state of Virginia, The Richmond Times-Dispatch has announced its endorsement of Libertarian Gary Johnson for U.S. President. Richmond is also the hometown of Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine. The editorial board gave a robust and enthusiastic endorsement stating,
“…there’s no doubt that Johnson belongs in the major leagues, and on the debate stage this fall. He is a skilled and experienced leader, an able communicator, an intelligent man.”
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