Monday, November 29, 2010

Vote for Micheal Rothenberg for DeKalb Superior Court Judge!

Do what the sign says.

Who's the hardest working candidate in DeKalb County? Micheal Rothenberg. Who's covered more ground and talked to the most people in DeKalb County? Micheal Rothenberg. Who should be DeKalb County's next Superior Court Judge? Micheal Rothenberg.

It really is that simple folks, I first met Micheal at the only forum for the special election for State Senate District 42 way back in March of 2010 and he was actively campaigning even then. He was kind enough to come by several DeKalb LP meetings and was able to withstand a severe grillin' from our merry band of malcontents as well as pick up a few votes. Like mine.

I'm heading to the polls tomorrow like I always do to discharge my civic duty and I urge each and every one of you to do likewise. And while you're there defending the republic and all, cast your ballot for Micheal Rothenberg for Superior Court Judge!

Hey, Hey Hey, It's Tammy Lynn Adkins for Supreme Court All The Way!

Is it time to stick your thumb in the republican collective's eye? Of course it is. Remember, gouge deeply and twist to the outside to ensure a clean separation.

How important is it to have a qualified candidate for Georgia's Supreme Court? If you listen to the Nahmias sycophants out there, it's very important. What's important to me? Not having another hand picked republican placed in a position of power, real power, who's already shown his colors on the issue of ballot access. 

I do like the fact that Tammy Lynn Adkins is being celebrated as Georgia's very own Alvin Greene as a result of the massive number of votes she received in the general election without a lick of campaigning. That sort of chutzpah needs to be rewarded. A run for statewide office with no campaign? Where have you heard that before?

So I'm going to vote for Tammy Lynn Adkins tomorrow when I breeze by my polling station and I hope that every swinging Richard and Richardette that voted for me for insurance commissioner follows suit. That's 96,000 votes folks, 96,000 votes.

Vote to cause republican angst! Vote for Tammy Lynn Adkins for Supreme Court!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Georgia Secretary of State Denies Open Record Request

There is something odd here.

Even though I'm solidly in the vote for Tammy Adkins for Supreme Court/Anybody but another handpicked freakin' republican camp until after next Tuesday I have to agree with Garland that the general election results in that race are a bit bizarre. I'm also miffed that the great god Diebold picked that race to meddle in when it would have been much more fun to have skewed the Insurance Commissioners race instead. I could have used 500,000 votes to much better effect than they'll get used here.

The bottom line is that us Georgians have no way of ever knowing what happened as long as the state continues the use of our Diebold voting equipment. The office of the SecState squashing a freedom of information request on security grounds is simply astonishing. It's an open admission that the machines can be manipulated, which you can learn more about here and here and at a bazillion other sites on the good old world wide web.

Still and all, it's a good story that should interest the citizenry. Here's Garland Favorito's press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Garland Favorito

November 24, 2010 (404) 664-4044


Open Records Request for GA Election Data Denied

ATLANTA, GA – The office of the Georgia Secretary of State, in conjunction with the office of the Attorney General, has denied a request for electronic data of the November 2010 general election. The request sought to preserve two voting machines from the general election along with a copy of a county server and its election results database. The requested items would have allowed a public test of the voting machines to help verify the Election Day counting accuracy of the equipment.

The accuracy was called into question after candidates and election integrity activists noticed a pattern in three candidate non-partisan races where candidates in certain ballot positions received an unusually higher percentage of electronic votes vs. mail-in absentee votes. One race produced questionable results similar to the Alvin Greene / Vic Rawl primary held earlier this year in South Carolina.  More… 

In the non-partisan Georgia Supreme Court election, voting machines recorded 733,770 votes for Tammy Adkins, a family lawyer who did NOT campaign, create a web site, accept donations, respond to surveys, advertise, distribute literature, register phone and Email contact data or accept media requests.
Studies indicate that top ballot positioning may offer a 2.5% vote advantage and a female gender may offer as much as a 3.5% advantage. But that accounts for only 6% of the 36% received by Adkins, who has now initiated a campaign, after winning a run-off spot. Even if those estimates were doubled, there is still no rational explanation to account for roughly a half million votes recorded by the equipment for Ms. Adkins. 
The denial of the Open Records request was based on the contention that security could be compromised by fulfilling such a request. That contention was based on a previous case precedent known as Smith vs. Dekalb County, which occurred during the tenure of former Secretary of State Cathy Cox. In that case, a request for an archived copy of the county election database was denied for similar reasons.  The security risk is unclear since only the county can access an elections database and officials have contended for years that the databases cannot be accessed remotely.
Georgia and South Carolina still use unverifiable voting equipment statewide.  Ms. Adkins’ opponent, incumbent, David Nahmias, voted in the 2009 Georgia Supreme Court case to continue the use of unverifiable voting equipment.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Libertarian Brandon Givens Fires one Off at the Gainesville Times

He would have made a great Georgia Senator.

Libertarian Brandon Givens is back in the news with an op-ed piece over at the Gainesville Times on taxes/wealth/history/WTF? Great read!

Givens: Myths persist on war, tax cuts
POSTED: November 22, 2010 12:30 a.m.
Recently I've heard some urban legends that I thought in need of fact checking. For instance: war is good for the economy, tax cuts saved us from the depression, tax cuts always result in economic growth and the richest Americans pay an unfair portion of the taxes.

Let's go through these one at a time. Like any good legend, these start with a grain of truth.

Though the Aztecs sacrificed warriors to the gods in exchange for prosperity, the myth that war is good for the economy probably goes back to World War II. Many believe WWII rescued us from the Depression, and in a way, it did. FDR's New Deal wasn't working as he'd hoped, and when we joined the war in 1941, it meant jobs for everyone.

Wartime job growth is Keynesian job growth. In John Maynard Keynes' theory, the solution to a bad economy is government spending.

It's easy to fall for this trap as we can see the employed soldier, bomb maker or road builder. However, these must be paid for by taxes that are taken out of the free market and we don't get to see what wasn't bought. For example, that tax money in the free market could have been spent by the citizens on new cars, clothes or industrial upgrades. War and Keynesian economics take money out of one area of the economy and put it somewhere else. However, government spending can result in a net gain. For example, paying for police is less expensive to society than not having police.

The next myth is that tax cuts always result in economic growth. This may stem from the Depression as well. There is another myth that the Depression was ended when income taxes were cut in 1946. They were cut by 3 percent. The top rate went from 94 percent to 91 percent. I'm sure it helped, but the truth is the U.S. made a fortune from 1939 to 1941 supplying the Allies before entering the war. After the war, Europe's industrial capacity was destroyed and their greatest scientists were living in America.

Neither America fighting in World War II nor tax cuts ended the Depression. We had Europe's money and scientists, we had no industrial competition and we had a free market economy. We were bound to succeed!

In fact the top tax bracket remained over 90 percent until 1963 when it dropped to 70 percent. Right now, it's 35 percent. If the Bush tax cuts expire, it'll go back to 39.7 percent.

Yes, the economy grew after the Reagan and Bush tax cuts. However, the economy usually grows even without tax cuts and both of those tax cuts were paired with huge increases in government spending.

So did tax cuts increase the economy or was it the Keynesian like increased government spending? These presidents borrowed money, which falsely inflated the economy, but they claimed to be free-market advocates because they lowered taxes. Though it may temporarily feel like it, running up a credit card bill and making the minimum payment does not make one rich. Lowering taxes without shrinking spending is not free-market economics.

Some individual tax credits and deductions have resulted in economic growth greater than the debt created. However, the Reagan and Bush tax cuts as a whole did not. Belief that they did is based on selectively shown statistics and myths worthy of their own article.

I hate taxes, but we must be financially responsible. Extending the Bush tax cuts will give some people more money to put into the free market now, but we have a giant debt and deficit to consider. If the tax cuts actually freed money from an inefficient government program and put it into the free market, it would be great. But because of the budget deficit, the tax cut is funded by borrowed money.

You pay taxes now or you pay the debt later. How much debt should our children inherit? What about our grandchildren? Is it fair to make them pay for our tax cuts?

What of the myth that the rich pay an unfair portion of taxes? The top 10 percent of income earners are people making $108,905 or more. They pay 65 percent of the income taxes and control 72 percent of the wealth. But income over $106,800 isn't taxed by Social Security, so they pay 47 percent of the total taxes.

The bottom 50 percent are individuals making $31,987, or families making $44,389 or less. They pay 3 percent of the income taxes and 13 percent of total taxes but control only 2.5 percent of the nation's wealth. The reality is the wealthy control almost 75 percent of the wealth yet pay less than half of total taxes, while the poor control less than 3 percent of the wealth and pay almost 15 percent of the total taxes.

I am not a class warrior. I don't think the rich should pay all the taxes, nor the poor be free of the cost of government. How we are taxed is important. Taxing the top 10 percent slows investment. Taxing the lowest 90 percent, those making less than $108,905, reduces money available to the customer base. Investments need customers.

This nation needs comprehensive tax reform, not only in how we are taxed but in how it is spent. We need to cut our deficit before it's too late, and that means unpopular budget and program cuts. I think for now it means letting a popular tax cut expire as well.

Brandon Givens, a Gainesville resident, is a special-education teacher and occasional columnist.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Lion of Liberty Has Shuffled Off this Mortal Coil

Libertarian Party Founder David Nolan has crossed the river and only his works and deeds remain with us.

His journey towards Liberty began in the 1971 when he and several friends gathered to contemplate the nature of politics and began looking for alternatives to the existing two party/same party system that has afflicted our great nation for decades. The result was the formation of America's largest third party, the place I call home, the Libertarian Party.

Through decades of troubles and travails David Nolan kept to the principled path and did the hard work, the grunt work that always wears down lesser men. He thrived.

His many accomplishments serve as examples to rest of us who profess to the tenets of liberty. He did not falter, nor should we. He stuck to his guns, so should we. He made a difference in our nation, as will we.

The Libertarian Party of DeKalb County endorses Michael Rothenberg for DeKalb Superior Court Judge.


The Libertarian Party of DeKalb County endorses Michael Rothenberg for DeKalb Superior Court Judge.

On 30 November this year DeKalb citizens will have an opportunity to positively resolve the run off for DeKalb Superior Court Judge by electing Michael Rothenberg. Michael has conducted a vigorous campaign for this office and has spoken at several meetings of the Libertarian Party of DeKalb County with heartfelt enthusiasm on the major issues facing the citizens of DeKalb County with clarity, honesty and an obvious command of the job requirements.

Michael Rothenberg understands that justice must be tempered with mercy. He has stated that he will bring fairness and efficiency to the court with an emphasis on examining each case brought before him with an eye towards equal justice for all.

The Libertarian Party of DeKalb County heartily endorses Michael Rothenberg as our next Superior Court Judge and strongly encouraging the thousands of Libertarian voters in DeKalb County for cast their ballots for justice and vote for Michael Rothenberg in the 30 November runoff.

 Libertarian Party of DeKalb County
Christopher Barber, Chair
David Montane, Vice Chair
Barbara Rickard, Secretary
Shane Bruce, Legislative Affairs Chair

Friday, November 19, 2010

Yet Another Cool Graphic from Decatur's Own Terry Greer

This guy did all of my digital yards signs for the Insurance Commissioner Project. To get the original URL, cruise by his FaceBook page and link it up baby!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Libertarian Party of Georgia Press Release Opposing the TSA's Use Of Whole Body Image Security Checkpoints

Hot outta the inbox from the Georgia LP's new Director of Communications, Greta Langhenry.

Libertarian Party of Georgia Opposes TSA's Use Of Whole Body Image
Security Checkpoints


November 18, 2010 (ATLANTA) - In response to the recent debate
surrounding the Transportation Security Administration's use of Whole
Body Image (WBI) scanners, as well as the two cases already recently
filed against the TSA by the Electronic Privacy Information Center
(EPIC) and the Rutherford Institute, the Libertarian Party of Georgia
announces today their public opposition to the TSA's decision to use
these devices in our nation's airports. According to the TSA website
( at the time of press, in a statement dated October 28,
2010, "passengers should continue to expect an unpredictable mix of
security layers that include explosives trace detection, advanced
imaging technology, [and] canine teams, among others."

The Libertarian Party of Georgia holds that these security measures
imposed upon private citizens are a direct violation of the Fourth
Amendment of the Constitution, which reads as follows:

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses,
papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall
not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause,
supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the
place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America

"The possible health risks associated with the type of radiation used
in these machines are not yet well understood, but the detriments to
mental well-being and personal liberties are clear," said Daniel N.
Adams, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Georgia.  "What the TSA is
calling an 'enhanced pat-down' is not an acceptable alternative to
refusal to enter the WBI scanner. While we understand the importance
of National and personal security, we do not agree that WBI scans are
a necessary or obligate measure for securing the safety of U.S.
airline passengers. The federal government wants us to believe that
the act of buying a plane ticket from a private company necessitates
the passenger forfeit their right to refuse an unlawful search without
a warrant by telling us that we are aiding in 'national security
measures'. We respectfully disagree, and hold that no citizen should
ever have to forfeit those rights under the guise of security."

The Libertarian Party opposes all interference by government in the
areas of voluntary and contractual relations among individuals. People
should not be forced to sacrifice their lives and property for the
benefit of others. They should be left free by government to deal with
one another as free traders. The resultant economic system, the only
one compatible with the protection of individual rights, is the free
market.  The Libertarian Party of Georgia believes that The Bill of
Rights to the United States Constitution is an excellent exposition of
Libertarian beliefs in individual freedom, limited government, and
self-responsibility. Certainly, these measures introduced by the TSA
are an invasion of personal right to privacy, and a clear violation of
the Fourth Amendment.

The Libertarian Party is Georgia's third largest political party and
the only party in Georgia promoting fewer taxes, less government and
personal liberty for all Georgians.  To learn more, please visit

Contact: Greta Langhenry
Communications Director

The Tale of Tammy Adkins

OK, it's run off time for the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Your choices are Purdue appointee Dave Nahmias and underdog Tammy Adkins. I'm thinking the Tammy is the ticket and that's the way I'll be voting in the run off. If Nathan Deal thinks Nahmias is the guy, then that's a sure sign I want no part of him. To celebrate, here's an impromptu rendition of Rudyard Kipling's poem, "Tommy". 

My apologies to Rudyard Kipling.


I went upon the internet, to find a thing or three,
and who do you suppose I met? with endorsements like a tree?
A fella by the name 'o Dave who wanted me to vote,
To pack 'em in to our Supreme Court 'cause Nathan wants it's so.
Oh it's Tammy this and Tammy that,
and Tammy go away,
But the piper pays his bill in full,
when it comes to voting day

I checked it out and to my surprise,
I found some artful facts, 'ol Dave's been deep behind the scenes,
prosecutin' this and that. 
Numbers games an' terrorists,
and a senator or two, but the killer item was of course,
He was 'and picked by Sonny Purdue.
Oh it's Tammy this and Tammy that,
and Tammy 'ows your 'ead?
But Tammy's been workin' in the courts,
for common folk who dread.

She hasn't got no fine degree from 'arvard , Duke and such,
She just worked 'ard, and made her place with 'ard work, sweat, and guts.
I'm thinkin' it appropriate, to rock the boat a bit, 
and send 'ol dave a-packin', to some other federal chit.
Yes it's Tammy this and Tammy that,
and Tammy step behind,
But Tammy seems to know her place,
and that is first in line.

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Libertarian Cigar Club Fires Them Up on Wednesday Night

From the Prolific Pen of Libertarian David Chastain:

My boy! Smoking is one of the greatest
and cheapest enjoyments in life, and
if you decide in advance not to smoke,
I can only feel sorry for you."
-- Sigmund Freud
- to his young nephew, Harry, after he declined a cigar
ALCC members and Friends,
Wow! November is here and it's time to relax and enjoy a choice cigar, a little libation and lots of friendly conversation. Most likely, we will be talking about the recent elections. Please feel free to invite a friend.
If this is your first visit, we meet in the back room at Dantanna's Buckhead Cigar Store. The only requirement is that you purchase your smoke from the BCS humidor. More BCS info, and directions, are available HERE. Tell Mike at the register you are a Libertarian Cigar Club attendee and get a 10% discount.
ALCC meetings are the third Wednesday of every month and annual dues are $25.00. Our treasurer is Roxanne Karnick.
Peace & Liberty,
David Chastain

15,000 Libertarians Might Show Up Tomorrow Night at the DeKalb LP's Monthly Meeting

Just Sayin'.

Georgia's premier LP affiliate, the DeKalb County Libertarian Party, will conduct it's monthly meeting tomorrow night at the Famous Pub in the Tocco Hills Shopping Plaza starting at 7:00PM. Scheduled guests include our very own Barbara Rickard who will present a talk entitled "Why Libertarians Oppose the War on Drugs".

If you're one of the 15,000 or so DeKalbians that voted for one or more Libertarian Candidates on 2 NOV 10, you really ought to come on down and meet the members of your county affiliate. There's always some skullduggery afoot as well as the freshest of fresh rumors of a political nature. Not to mention that the Famous Pub serves some absolutely killer Tater Tots!

See you there!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Stirrin' the Pot at the Savannah Morning News

Maximum Freedom. Minimum Government Baby!

Larry Peterson way down at the Savannah Morning News has an interesting article up wherein he clucks over the nearly dangerous Libertarian party and it's effects or lack of them on Georgia politics. Since it's Sunday and I have the day off, I thought I'd weigh in on his observations with a few of my own.

The readership is encouraged to participate.

Additionally, the roughly 15,000 citizens of DeKalb County that voted for our Libertarian slate on Nov 2nd is encouraged to head back to the polls for the run off and vote for Micheal Rothenberg for DeKalb Superior Court Judge. Mike is a solid guy and I'm gonna go vote for him again!

Here are the breadcrumbs I left at SMN:

Greetings All,

A polite thank you to Mr. Peterson for livening up an otherwise rather  dull Sunday with a article about the Libertarian Party of Georgia's performance in the last election. I take exception to some of his overgeneralized statements about what Libertarians really want, i.e., Smaller government, Lower Taxes and more freedom. Let me assure you that that is exactly what we want. Most Libertarians are also cognizant of the fact that these things are not achievable without a corresponding increase in personal responsibility. I don't think we Libertarians have failed to mention that, but the media certainly has omitted that component when presenting their perceptions of our parties platform and our candidates. To assume that all Libertarians are not interested in reducing the size and scope of federal law as pertains to gambling, drugs, prostitution or any other prohibited activity is just plain wrong. We truly believe that these are matters for the individual to decide on, and once decided, the individual must bear the responsibility for either good outcomes or bad outcomes. No citizen has any rights to the labor or property of another citizen, and our government has no rights at all. 

Mr. Peterson is correct that we Libertarians will hang in there, we are not summer soldiers who turn tail at the first frost. We do believe that the United States of America is the greatest nation ever bourne on planet Earth and that our greatness is only in the beginning stages. We seek to remove the heavy chains of taxation and regulation that have strangled our people for decades, we wish to breathe the vitality of Liberty upon this land once more and watch in awe and splendor as individual Americans make their dreams come true. 

Sadly, these dreams will not come to pass until the other half of the electorate in America and Georgia wake up. Consider that less than half of registered voters in Georgia went to the polls this year and that all Georgians will have to live with their choices for the next 4 years. It could have been different, it should have been different and at some point in the future it will be different. We Libertarians believe in the future above all else and because of that we are dangerous Mr. Petersen, we are Libertarians.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Popular Libertarian Hideouts in Atlanta

Jeeze, we're scattered all over Metro.

OK, it's been 10 days since my bitter defeat at the hands of the throughly scrutable Ralph Hudgens and so I thought I'd take a closer look at the election results and see what turned up. Every one of our statewide candidates got a different vote total in the election, I wanted to know what the vote spread was in the top four counties that supported our valiant crew and what that might reveal about our grand experiment in Liberty.

Cobb County
John Monds  10,312
Dan Barber   8,977
Chuck Donovan    6,655
David Chastain    11,657
Kira Willis    13,393
Shane Bruce   10,519
Will Costa   10,773
Kevin Cherry   10,533
Don Smart    8,208
Dr. Jim Sendelbach   10,419

Cobb's pretty sweet, 7 out of 10 Libertarians polling above 10K.

Fulton County
John Monds  10,192

Dan Barber     8,242
Chuck Donovan    5,993
David Chastain    9,480
Kira Willis   12,897
Shane Bruce   9,367
Will Costa    9,578
Kevin Cherry   9,817
Don Smart    8,348
Dr. Jim Sendelbach    9,524

Fulton is little stingy, only 2 Libertarians break the 10K barrier.

DeKalb County
John Monds    8,209
Dan Barber    6,225
Chuck Donovan    4,570
David Chastain    7,494
Kira Willis    9,622
Shane Bruce    6,954
Will Costa    7,142
Kevin Cherry   7,609
Don Smart    6,622
Dr. Jim Sendelbach   7,467

DeKalb saw no 10K barrier crossers for Liberty.

Gwinnett County
John Monds   9,478
Dan Barber     8,450
Chuck Donovan    5,811
David Chastain      9,340
Kira Willis    12,005
Shane Bruce    9,457
Will Costa    9,633
Kevin Cherry   9,176
Don Smart   8,458
Dr. Jim Sendelbach   9,314

Looks like Gwinnett is all Kira all the time. 

It's pretty obvious that there was no such thing as a crowd of straight Libertarian ticket punchers voting on Nov 2nd. Having a 6000 vote spread between your top vote getter and the anchor man in these county by county breakdowns indicates that a hell of lot of picking and choosing was going on. So what was the method to the madness of these split ticket voters? 

Kira Willis emerged as the elections leading Libertarian vote getter followed by David Chastain, John Monds and me pulling up fourth. Four completely different campaigns by four completely different people yielding almost incomprehensible results. I haven't asked my fellow candidates any details about fundraising numbers but I'm pretty sure nobody raised more that 30K for this years run. I know I damn sure didn't, so I don't think the fundraising thing was the make or break factor in the voters choices. 

Of all of our candidates, no one even came close to the level of earned media that John Monds received in his top of the ticket campaign courtesy of the multiple televised debates and a couple of TV news interviews here and there and yet the way down ballot School Super out polled him by a good chunk. Go figure.

I'm supposed to meet with a stats dude on Sunday who thinks we'll see all sorts of strange stuff as a result of the county by county/candidate by candidate analysis he wants to run. I sure hope so. 

In any event, I'm going to run some Google searches on candidate names with a 30 day filter and see who draws the most hits as another possible explanation of this years results although I know in my heart that our 4% finish is just a reflection of the importance of moola in the political game. If John Monds had 18 Million dollars to run a campaign with, the outcome might have been different, even revolutionary!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Kudos to Independent Rusty Kidd

Hot off the presses from Richard Winger at Ballot Access news, well as hot as anything can be that was published 3 days ago.

Rusty Kidd, Independent Georgia Legislator, Re-Elected

November 8th, 2010
Last week, Rusty Kidd, Georgia’s only independent state legislator, was re-elected.  He faced one opponent, a Democrat.  Kidd won 57.3%-42.7%.  Kidd was the only independent who was able to qualify for either house of the Georgia legislature by petition this year.
On November 5, Kidd was hospitalized because a small bone in his neck was broken, but he is expected to be back at work well before the session opens.  He has been in a wheelchair for the past decade because of a past motorcycle accident.
Kidd is the son of Senator Culver Kidd, who is no longer living.  Senator Kidd was the author of the 1986 Georgia ballot access reform bill that lowered the statewide petitions from 2.5% of the number of registered voters, to 1%, and also provided that parties that poll at least 1% of the number of registered voters for any statewide race are ballot-qualified for all statewide offices.  It is because of Senator Kidd’s 1986 bill that the Georgia Libertarian Party has been on the ballot for the statewide offices, with no petitioning needed (except for the party’s initial petition in 1988), for over twenty years.

We Libertarians owe a lot to the Kidd family. As Mr. winger points out, Senator Culver Kidd was a rare politician who had an honest appreciation of ballot access issues in Georgia and did something about it. Please note that the ensuing crops of weasels have sat on their hands since 1986. They're quite happy with the fact that our current system guarantees perpetual power as long they can convince 26% of registered voters they are the man!

Also note that Rusty Kidd is our only Independent rep, and he was the only independent to survive the petitioning process that claimed 8 other victims prior to this years elections. Granted, he was a sitting rep with long service to his constituency, things that did not hurt his efforts at election. The reality is that he made the petitioning system work.

With all the party switching going on as democrats jump ship and head for supposedly safe water in the republican camp, perhaps some of the 100,000+ Libertarians in Georgia should petition Representative Kidd to jump from IndependantLand over to LibertyLand. Libertarian Rusty Kidd has a nice ring to it!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Big News out of Augusta, Libertarian Amanda Bryant is the New Chair for the LP CSRA Affiliate

Hot outta the email box from the CSRA LP affiliate. 

Kudos to outgoing Chairman Matt Powell for his efforts at growing the LP in the Augusta region and welcome aboard to Amanda!

For immediate release
Augusta, GA - Due to the resignation of Matt Powell, Chairman of the Libertarian Party of the CSRA at a scheduled Executive Committee meeting, Amanda Bryant, Secretary of the affiliate for the past year, has been elected to the Chairman position by unanimous vote.
Amanda Bryant is a Political Science major at Augusta State University. She works as a freelance researcher for law firms, and has been a campaign manager through two election cycles. She is also a member of the Soul City Sirens Derby Team.
"It has been my honor and privilege to lead and serve your interests in the name of liberty these past 18 months. I look forward to seeing what Amanda has planned." Matt Powell said.
"I hope to bring in what I have learned running two campaigns to keep adding to the work we have done. Mr. Powell has done a great job, and I have big shoes to fill." Amanda Bryant said.
Matt Powell will serve as Vice Chairman, and Dr. Frank Williams will fill the position of Secretary.
Any questions can be sent to Taylor Bryant, Director of Public and Media Relations at 706-814-4047. Thank you.
Taylor Bryant
Director of Public and Media Relations, LPCSRA