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“Vortex of Freedom Radio – “The Case for Bob Barr”

“Vortex of Freedom” Radio Show – Saturday 6:00PM Eastern

The Case for Bob Barr

While McCain supporters and Obama supporters tell us why not to vote for their mainstream party opponent, Vortex of Freedom will make a case why Bob Barr is the best candidate for President.

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Please Take This Poll

I am conducting a non-scientific poll to see how people who are into politics are thinking about this election.  Although the poll is not totally inclusive, it does include candidates fro the Libertarian, Boston Tea, Green, and Prohibition as well as Ralph Nader.

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Libertarian Convention Coverage – Saturday 6PM Eastern

“Vortex of Freedom” Radio Show – Saturday 6:00PM Eastern

Libertarian Party Convention

The latest developments from the Libertarian National Convention, taking place in Denver, including a live report from the convention.

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Call-in Number: (347) 215-7969

NOTE:  If it’s after 6PM Eastern on 5/24/08, just click the button below to listen to the archive.

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Why I Created “Ahmnodt Heare”

It was shortly after the 1998 North Carolina Primary. The Senate race was to be between incumbent Lauch Faircloth and newcomer John Edwards. Edwards reminded me too much of Bill Clinton and Lauch Faircloth represented everything about the Republican Party that made me leave two years prior. I thought about running myself, but decided against it. I created a fictional character named Ahmnodt Heare.

Ahmnodt Heare had a lot of bad ideas. But he had the ability to demonstrate that the policies of the two parties were just as bad. Massive deficit spending and the “War on Drugs” are encouraged by both parties.

I moved out of North Carolina in June (only to return last year). Ahmnodt Heare went on the shelf as I became more interested in minor parties (most notably the Libertarian Party). I voted for Harry Browne and Michael Badnarik in presidential elections. I voted for state and local Libertarian candidates (and a Green Party candidade when no Libertarian was running).

In February 2007, I found a site called u4prez.com. I created a profile named “Maditude.” Although the only parties available at the time were Democratic, Republican, and Independent (I was an “Independent”), the political spectrum among the “candidates” were wide.

There was a lot of good debate, but there was a lot of name calling and dirty fighting. One day I brought Ahmnodt Heare to the site under the name, “YourFuture.” The profile was created to try to break the tension built up in debates. I created his platform on such policies as Life beginning at 40 as the basis of his abortion platform and his social security plan which would allow seniors to eat premium dog food at generic dog food prices.

U4Prez had a strict policy against having more than one profile. For five months, I was able to hide the identity. I made a point not to vote for each other’s profile. One day, I made the mistake of posting something Ahmnodt would say under the “Maditude” profile in a private message. I slipped again and soon everybody knew.

Ahmnodt Heare now has his own Facebook, MySpace, CafePress store, and BlogTalk Radio show. The links to those can be reached from his blog.

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An Endorsement (Kind of)

I still do not know who to endorse among the Libertarian Candidates.  I have it down to four:

Steve Kubby

George Phillies

Mary Ruwart

Christine Smith

I have down to these four because I feel they best represent libertarianism and libertarian ideals.  To choose between either of them would be difficult.  If I had to vote, I would vote for Steve Kubby because I have been familiar with his ideas for over a decade.  I voted for him for Governor when I lived in California.  But I will wholeheartedly support any of the candidates listed above.

On the other hand, if Wayne Alan Root or Bob Barr get the nomination, I am not sure I could vote for either of them.  But I will not vote for Clinton, McCain, or Obama under ANY circumstances.

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A REAL Tax Holiday

Economic Stimulus: YOU deserve a tax holiday! | Kubby for President

I love this proposal. No withholding tax for the rest of 2008. Extra money to stimulate the economy for the rest of 2008. With almost any Libertarian candidate for President, we will have a president who will try to extend the tax holiday for the next 4 years.

Hopefully people will finally get off the assumption that Steve Kubby is just a one-issue candidate. I first heard of Steve Kubby in 1997 when he was running for governor of California. While he is known primarily as a “legalize pot” candidate, he has shown an equal passion for many issues libertarians and LP members are concerned about.

http://www.kubby2008.com

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McCain Threat to Take Barr’s Conservative Votes

I have to chuckle when Republicans cry that Bob Barr would steal votes away from John McCain. A simple rule about voting: The only vote a candidate deserves is the one cast for him or her.

One could just as easily say that, being Barr is the more conservative of the two, McCain would be stealing conservative votes from Barr.

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