ince the infamous “temporary” Section 4 and 5 in Lyndon Johnson‘s Voting Right Act of 1965, the social progressive left has been crafting laws that would legally allow them to steal both Houses of Congress and the White House—and keep them.
Except for the eight years Dwight D. Eisenhower occupied the White House, the Democrats controlled every facet of the federal government since Mar. 6, 1933 through Johnson‘s five year reign. They had gotten used to being the boss, and they wanted to keep it that way.
On Mar. 18, 1965, acting on behalf of Dr. Martin Luther King on orders from Johnson, Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield [D-MT] and Sen. Everett Dirkson [D-IL] introduced S.1564, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 USC §§. 1973-1973aa-6).
The bill remained deadlocked in the House as of July 27, until two Northern moderates, Harold Daniel Donohue [D-MA] and Peter Wallace Rodino [D-NJ] cut a deal with the Senate leadership to make Section 4 and 5 of the bill temporary, limiting it to 5 years.
Johnson‘s Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach sent a confidential letter to Dr. King, seeking his approval of Donohue‘s and Rodino‘s adding a sunset clause to Section 5. Section 5 opens with a reference to Section 4(a), which should have been part of the sunset clause.
Should our federal government be big and “green” or small and frugal? That question is likely to be at the heart of the final debate of the 2012 presidential campaign, when candidates Dr. Jill Stein of the Green Party and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party meet in an election eve debate between “alternative candidates” for president.
…..How do we drive large-scale change during moments of crisis? How do we use this election to do so? Well, voting third party or even just honestly portraying Obama’s policy architecture is a good way to identify to ourselves and each other who actually has the integrity to not cave to bullying….
We need to put ourselves into the position to be able to run the government.
After all, if a political revolution came tomorrow, could those who believe in social justice and climate change actually govern?
[If we had had more courage, we could have] reorganized our politics. Instead the oligarchs took control, because we weren’t willing to face them down when we needed to show courage. So now we have the worst of all worlds, an inevitably worse crisis and an even more authoritarian structure of governance.
When Gary goes to Washington, we all go…
Gary’s track record speaks volumes.
As Governor of New Mexico, Johnson was known for his common sense business approach to governing. He eliminated New Mexico‘s budget deficit, cut the rate of growth in state government in half, and privatized half of the state prisons……
via Gary Johnson 2012.
The former New Mexico governor this week took his case for inclusion in the presidential debates to U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. Johnson’s presidential campaign filed an antitrust lawsuit alleging that the Commission on Presidential Debates is colluding with the Republican and Democratic parties to prevent third-party candidates from participating.
“It’s antitrust. We’re being excluded by a private organization, and it is fundamentally unfair,” Johnson told the Journal on Friday.
For liberty lovers and freedom fighters, the battle to get their grassroots
constitutionalist candidate nationally-recognized has been arduous.
At every step, mainstream media attempted to censor information regarding the revolutionary Republican candidate nominee, in some cases even censoring the utterance of his name.
The candidate was even ousted from his speaking role at the Republican National Convention last week, where his delegates were thrown to the nosebleed seats of the Tampa Bay Times Forum, and where he faced, still, further persecution as the Romney campaign’s lawyer, Ben Ginsberg, presented a vote to change party rules concerning the binding of delegates, the outcome of which was later revealed to have been predetermined.
“It’s pretty easy to describe what ails this country because far too many Americans have forgotten the basic premise of what our founders knew,” Johnson said in a speech on Friday at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s “Defending the American Dream Summit” in Washington, D.C.
There has been a major push in this country for many years to legalize all drugs – especially by Libertarians and two presidential candidates, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and Gary Johnson (who dropped out early on):
“During a “lightning round” where candidates were asked to answer questions about the issues that would give them the most problems during the primaries, both libertarian candidates– Paul and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson– were asked to defend their liberal stances on drugs. First was Rep. Paul, who Fox’s Chris Wallace confronted with his controversial position that drugs and prostitution should be legalized. His unapologetic response elicited cheers from the crowd, as he argues that, just as “you don’t have the First Amendment so you could talk about the weather,” civil liberties do not exist to protect personal rights upon which most agree.
In 1968, the political world was shocked when President Lyndon Johnson,
running for reelection just four years after a landslide victory, was held beneath 50% of the vote in the Democrat primary in New Hampshire. Sen. Eugene McCarthy scored a shocking 41.5% of the vote against the incumbent President.
President Johnson’s daisy petals and mushroom clouds TV ad targeting Barry Goldwater only aired once officially during 1964 campaign. But it’s now recognized as one of the most iconic campaign ads of all time — with its influence on political advertising clearly evident today.
The story behind the ad reveals just how bold and transformative it was, Louisiana State University communications professor Robert Mann told ABC News’ “Top Line.” Mann is the author of “Daisy Petals and Mushroom Clouds: LBJ, Barry Goldwater, and the Ad That Changed American Politics.”
“It was an unusual way to start a presidential campaign. It was the first spot of that campaign by Johnson, going hard negative on Goldwater, but he wanted a mandate, and he wanted to go after Goldwater’s vulnerability, which was Goldwater’s reckless talk about nuclear war and nuclear weapons,” said Mann.
Libertarian former governor could siphon votes from Republican candidates in Nevada
Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 | David McGrath Schwartz
Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2011 5:19:10 PM by presidio9
Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson didn’t get any traction as a Republican running for president. But with his decision last week to be the Libertarian Party candidate, he could be a deciding factor in swing states like Nevada.
Johnson told his supporters last week they should back Rep. Ron Paul for the GOP nomination. But if Paul is unsuccessful, Johnson asked Paul’s supporters to consider voting for him for president in the general election as a Libertarian, as opposed to supporting the prevailing GOP candidate.
And in Nevada, that could tip, if not further bolster, the state going to President Barack Obama.
Whether Obama is re-elected to a second term will depend on a handful of swing states, including Nevada.
Johnson could find a willing audience in Nevada, which has a libertarian history of being pro-small government but socially permissive.
The FDA Kills
Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2011 | John Stossel
Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2011 7:34:07 AM by Kaslin
It would be nice if politicians and regulators left us alone. But they don’t. They always want to do more. Recently, there have been shortages of some medicines. Cancer patients can’t get drugs they need. Why not?
One reason is that a big drugmaker shut down for a year in part to meet Food and Drug Administration rules. The FDA makes it so expensive and difficult to sell drugs that there isn’t an eager pack of companies rushing to the fill the gap. The free market would provide that, but government intervention, such as low Medicare reimbursement, strangles it. So people suffer.
Does the FDA say it’s sorry for its part and back off? Of course not. Regulators almost never do that. In fact, the FDA wants more power.
It wants to regulate how your doctor uses his smartphone. I’m not kidding! The FDA wants the power to approve mobile medical apps that let doctors monitor patients’ vital signs over their phones. As one doctor put it, “Even though I’m away from the hospital, I can still look at … real-time wave form data just as if I were at the patient’s bedside.”