Last week, a Republican Party official filed a lawsuit in the State of Pennsylvania to keep the Libertarian Party off the ballot in November. Basing the lawsuit on a substitution technicality the merits of the case are scheduled to be heard September 4, 2008 in Philadelphia. After collecting over fifty thousand signatures and an enormous strain on our manpower and monetary resources I must ask the question, when is enough, enough. We know they don't want us in the debates, but if they will fight tooth and nail to keep us off the ballot it begs the question what type of government would they run if elected. We must begin to take a stand and let them know this will no longer be tolerated. For the next two and a half months we have our opportunity to unite and send a message this is no longer acceptable. So what can you do?
Start by joining Bob Barr and Jason Scheurer at Luciano's at 1579 Main Street in Rahway, New Jersey, this Thursday beginning at 8PM as we simulcast our message across the country. We will be joined by Wayne Root in Denver as he reports on the Democratic convention as well as others around the country. Make your voice heard.
A text message arrived at my phone this morning announced that Democratic Senator Barack Obama had selected Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his running mate. I looked at it, said, "No surprise there," and went back to sleep.
After all, there isn't much to Biden that the public doesn't already know. He's a career Senator with more than 30-year history of being a "Congress critter." Biden is not only a part of the political establishment, he's a senior member of it!
In fact, Biden has only spent four years working in the private sector after graduating from college.
As our acting Executive Director said, Biden's pick was "predictable and typical."
New Jersey Lawyer
Veteran activist presses AG for public disclosure
Friday, August 15, 2008 3:06 PM EDT
Somerset resident John Paff has amassed a track record of forcing a variety of public disclosure reforms within the state's courts and related matters, and now the chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's open government panel is turning his sights on the state's attorney general.
See the entire story here
Former Congressman Bob Barr and current Libertarian Nominee for President answers questions before the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on Executive Power & the Bush Administration on July 25, 2008. Transcript of his full statement can be found here.
Under New Jersey's new law, possession of BB gun merits three-year sentence
CENTRAL JERSEY —Caught speeding in Highland Park in April in his father's Acura RSX, Ryan Narciso found out the hard way about a recent change in a New Jersey gun law that could send him to prison for three years.
The 20-year-old sales clerk at a shop at Menlo Park Mall and former Middlesex County College student had a pellet handgun in the car, according to an indictment filed last week in Superior Court, New Brunswick.
Read the full article HERE.
Only in NJ is a BB gun classified as a firearm. According to NJ State law a firearm can be defined as:
It shall also include, without limitation, any firearm which is in the nature of an air gun, spring gun or pistol or other weapon of a similar nature in which the propelling force is a spring, elastic band, carbon dioxide, compressed or other gas, or vapor, air or compressed air, or is ignited by compressed air, and ejecting a bullet or missile smaller than three-eighths of an inch in diameter, with sufficient force to injure a person.
Atlantic City Boardwalk to serve as first statewide office
Trenton, NJ – The New Jersey Libertarian Party signed a lease this past week securing space right on the Atlantic City Boardwalk to serve as its campaign headquarters. It is the first of many offices anticipated to open around the state, to help coordinate campaign activities in what is anticipated to be a very active and aggressive campaign season according to Lou Jasikoff, Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party.
The New Jersey petition for the LP Presidential ticket is now available and is posted online here. I have also posted the Oath and Acceptance that each of the 15 Electors needs to complete and have notarized.
The NJLP Summer Picnic and General Membership Meeting has been set for Saturday July 19th starting at 1:00 PM at the Flynn’s home in Morganville (Marlboro Township). The general membership meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:30 PM and the picnic will follow.
This will be your first chance to hear about the exciting developments in the Jason Scheurer for Senate campaign plus the Bob Barr/Wayne Allyn Root national effort from our very busy State Chair Lou Jasikoff. A key activity at the picnic will be collecting and processing petitions for Barr/Root from NJLP petitioners with appropriate recognition and awards for all contributors.
Please bring: Your own meat plus one dish to share. Gas grill and tubs of ice with cold soft drinks will be provided along with snacks and picnic utensils. Extra lawn chairs would help.
New Jersey Herald
July 9, 2008
Advocate wants more transparency
By SETH AUGENSTEIN
SPARTA -- A letter from a renowned New Jersey open government advocate has requested some changes to how local board of education meetings operate.
For the complete story, click here.
I have just spent the first full day at our new Atlantic City office at South Sovereign and Boardwalk, between the Hilton and Tropicana and must tell you all that I am very excited about the amount of traffic we have. Dozens of people stopped in to talk with us. Some of them were wondering what the Libertarian Party was, others already knew about us and were amazed to see us in public. More than a few of the stop-ins were from Party members from other states as well as college students from Rutgers, Temple, University of Maryland, University of Delaware, John Hopkins, and others. These party faithful were ecstatic to see us out and getting active. Dozens more people stopped to stare in wonder that we really existed as a political party! I can't count how many people walked by, looked at our beautiful sign, and continued on their way while discussing the Libertarian Party and the Bob Barr Presidential campaign.