Sunday, September 11, 2022

Myers Calls for Glacier County Regional Port Authority Removals

An open letter by J.R.Myers.

I believe that the entire Glacier County Regional Port Authority board of directors and staff are in violation of their oaths of office to uphold the Constitution of Montana, and its laws.  GCRPA is transgressing the very laws upon which it was founded

Now GCRPA uses Montanans’ taxpayer money to initiate and fund a lawsuit to defend Blackfeet tribal sovereignty against the laws of Montana!  What!?

Article on GCRPA lawsuit.

How can they serve two masters?  They cannot.

I believe this warrants their immediate removal from office as it is a form of open rebellion against the peace and dignity of the People and State of Montana.

They have all forfeited their privilege to remain in any public office in Montana after these egregious usurpations.

In Life & Liberty,

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Alaska Libertarians Advance

Libertarian Chris Bye will appear on the Alaska General Election Top-Four Ballot November 8th, 2022.

In the Alaska race for U.S. House the latest results showed 1 D, and 3 R's advancing.  In the Top-Four System, which had it's first regular primary on August 16, see Alaska Election Results, A Democrat, Mary Peltola , came in first with 35%+ of the vote, followed by three Republicans, Sarah Palin at about 31%, Nick Begich at 27% +/- and Tara Sweeney at 4% +/- of the vote.  This initially locked out all other political options.  Fifth and sixth place went to Libertarians, Chris Bye with about 1% and J.R.Myers with .29%.  

Now, in a fascinating turn of events, Tara Sweeney has withdrawn from the race without endorsing anyone.  This moves Libertarian Chris Bye into the fourth slot, and gives him a place on the November 8th general election ballot.  This injects a whole new dynamic into the race.  Chris has been campaigning for the seat since last Fall.  

Sixth place finisher, J.R.Myers said, "I would like to congratulate Chris Bye for his dedicated campaign, and the Alaska Libertarian Party for getting a candidate into the Top-Four system, not an easy feat as we have witnessed.  

Furthermore, I would like to take this opportunity to urge all of my supporters, and those who don't want to be represented by any of the other candidates, to vote for Chris Bye for Congress for ALL Alaskans on November 8th!

I would ask Alaskans to make change real in 2022, and vote for all of the Libertarian candidates on their ballots in Alaska this year." 

November 8th just got a little more interesting for Alaska.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Is the Sparks LP National Convention Valid?

I am no longer on Facebook.  Please publicize this widely, there and wherever else seems useful. 

It is clear that the Mises Caucus and their allies, agents, and useful idiots on the Libertarian National Committee and the various other LP committees have used whatever powers they have to stack the deck.

Actions were taken in violation of the National Party Bylaws that cannot be reversed and that make it impossible for LP candidates to campaign effectively. Accordingly, the Sparks convention is arguably invalid as a National Convention.

First, the Credentials Committee has de facto validated the Massachusetts and Delaware delegates of the Mises faction, by listing them as delegates, without listing the Massachusetts delegation from the Massachusetts group currently recognized by the LNC as its affiliate, and without mentioning the  competing delegation submitted by the Delaware LP group with ballot access.

There are two delegate lists received for Delaware and for Massachusetts, because there are competing factions in those state affiliates. Prior practice when receiving competing delegations has been for the Credentials Committee to list both groups as submitted delegates. The decision as to which delegation would be seated was left to the delegates at convention.   The Mises-Caucus-dominated Credentials Committee instead reported only the Mises Caucus supported group from each state, without any justification or authority.  There is a pending Judicial Committee appeal regarding Massachusetts.

Second, the Credentials Committee chair, Susan Hogarth, did not prior to the start of May distribute the list of delegates.  In the months prior to convention, it is traditional for candidates for internal office and other party members to send mailings to convention delegates to inform them of options. Libertarian Party bylaws explicitly protect the right of any party member to receive a copy of the delegate list for an upcoming convention:

Bylaws Article 10, Section 5: Delegate List: Any Party member shall be provided, upon request and payment of copying and mailing costs, a list of the names and addresses of all delegates  selected to attend and those who actually attended the most recent two conventions, with those who attended clearly identified, and all  delegates / alternates selected to the upcoming convention, if available.

Previous credentials committees have sent partial and past delegate lists out many months in advance. The current committee did not.

Whether this failure was purposeful to prevent party members from communicating with delegates or just an inability to compile the list in a timely manner, it has the effect of preventing party members from effectively communicating with the delegates who will represent their interests at convention, and therefore arguably invalidates the convention.

When Ms. Hogarth finally announced that the delegate list was available, she added her own restrictions on its use. There is no basis in the Bylaws for these restrictions. Her restrictions were

This list of the delegates and alternates for LNC2022 with mailing addresses is being provided to you by the interim Chair of the Credentials Committee, Susan Hogarth. The list is current as of <date> but the list will be changing as delegations are updated by the affiliate Chairs. Please feel free to request an updated list.  Only the individual requesting and receiving this list is authorized to use it, and this excludes sharing the information with any organization of which you may be a member. This list is provided with the understanding that you are a national Party member in good standing. A list of delegate/alternate names is available publicly. This list differs in having attached the mailing addresses of each delegate/alternate, and is provided in compliance with current Libertarian Party Bylaws. You may not breach the privacy of delegates/alternates by sharing or selling this list with mailing addresses.

The Libertarian Party will hold a national convention in less than three weeks. It is now more or less too late for you to get your mailing to a mailing house and send your mailing to all delegates.


Monday, April 25, 2022

Who's In Charge of the American Independent Party of California?

BAN reports that the California Secretary of State has not determined who the current officers of the American Independent Party of California are?  The American Independent Party is the third largest party in California by voter registration, which is 731,426 as of 1/4/22.  Until recently, the CA SOS listed Markham Robinson as Chairman, he has been deceased since 2021.  Apparently, former CA AIP board member, Mark Seidenberg has relocated to Anchorage, Alaska.  In a curious twist, former AIP activist and current California resident, Robert Ornelas has filed for the Alaska Special Congressional Election under the American Independent Party label.  There is currently no American Independent Party organized in Alaska.    

Saturday, April 16, 2022

J.R.Myers Calls for Debt Jubilee



Be Free Alaska, America & Earth!

This is a time to remember that a great price was paid to free humanity from our hopeless debt…

Now, we are to forgive one another’s debts, as our debts are forgiven.

Debt Jubilee is a way to periodically correct the economy to prevent the oppression of the people by overly concentrated wealth and power.  It is a generational reset to provide hope and opportunity for the young.   It is economic justice. - J.R.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Alaskan Special Election Ballot Set

From the Alaska Division of Elections Website:

Ballot rotation works as follows:
  • Each house district gets its own ballot.
  • Candidates for state representative are listed in a random alphabetical order determined by the division.
  • Candidates for state senate are listed in the same random alphabetical order in odd house districts, and they rotate in even house districts, so that the candidate at the top of the list drops to the bottom of the list.
  • All other candidates begin in alphabetical order in House District 1 and rotate from there.

So for the special primary election, candidates for the vacant U.S. House seat are listed alphabetically in House District 1. Then the candidate at the top of the list drops to the bottom of the list in House District 2. This process repeats through House District 40.

 Alaska Division of Elections Sample Ballotssampleballots_2022specialelections.php

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Sarah Palin & 47 Others File in AK

The upcoming Special Election Open Top Four Primary in Alaska for the single At-Large Congressional seat long held by Don Young will occur June 11.  His death has opened the flood gates of pent up political pressure, as over 48 candidates from all across the political spectrum have filed.  Filing deadline was Friday, April 1 at 5:00pm Alaska Time.  This promises to be a a memorable and historic election, as candidates only have about 8 weeks until ballots are mailed out to voters.  This will be an all mail-in ballot election.  Additionally, the General Special Election Date will fall on the same day as the regular Primary election.  This means, that there will be two similar crowded ballots for the same office on the same day.  One is to fill the remainder of Don Young's term through January 3, 2023, the other for the next regular two year term.