Wednesday, June 23, 2010
An absolutely killer article.
Has Big Jim seen the light? Head over to the Political Insider and check it out. Want to add your 2 cents, go ahead and make it a quarters worth. Here's the breadcrumbs I left:
We're in a state of respectful silence over here at the Secret Underground Libertarian Command Center in awe of the ballot access article just penned by Big Jim Galloway over to the AJC's Political Insider. Are there cracks showing in the 1943 Georgia Ballot access law that have successfully contained the waters of Liberty for the last 67 years? Will the news that citizens of other states in this great country can show support for third party candidates for elected office by the effortless utilization of the internet finally start the ball rolling here in Georgia for electronic petitioning? We sincerely hope so.
There is another little quirk in the ballot access laws of Georgia that it's citizens could use to trigger major political change in 2012 that would remove the power of the republican and democrat party to dictate which candidates are able to run in state house and state senate races. One of the caveats of the current law is that if a third party, and here in Georgia, that means the Libertarian Party, can run a candidate for Governor who receives 20% +1 of the vote in an election year, that body will transition to full fledged political party with access to every race in Georgia in the next election cycle.
That would mean no unchallenged incumbents anywhere in Georgia, no safe districts anywhere in Georgia and the end of the good ol' boy system.
That is one of the goals of the Libertarian Party of Georgia this year. We have a stellar candidate for Governor with Libertarian John Monds leading the charge for Liberty in 2010. John burst on the political scene in Georgia in 2008 with a record setting 1,000,000 votes in his PSC race, votes that were earned the old fashioned way, day by day and face to face. John declared for the Governorship in 2009 and his leadership and performance inspired 9 other Libertarians to seek statewide office this year in pursuit of the goal of spreading the words of Smaller Government, Lower Taxes and More Freedom to every corner of Georgia in 2010.
We ask you join with us and dismantle Georgia's 1943 Jim Crow Ballot access laws by voting for Libertarian John Monds for Governor this fall as well as supporting our candidates for every statewide office from US Senator all the way down the the Public Service Commission. Go to LPGeorgia. com and examine the party platform, review our candidates and take action to bring more choice and meaningful change to Georgia.
Vote for Maximum Freedom and Minimum Government. Vote for Libertarian John Monds for Governor!
Posted by Shane Bruce at 6:52 PM