Friday, October 13, 2006

Last Weekend...

Thursday, a week ago, I traveled up to Greensboro to visit with my libertarian peers. I had the pleasure of breaking bread with current and past members of the UNC-G libertarian group. They really gave me a warm welcome. I am inspired by their spirit and commitment to Liberty!

The next day, along with one of my Greensboro friends, I made my way to the Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem. We gathered petition sigs and introduced the libertarian philosophy to a good number of people. One of these people, who had signed our petition, reported some monkey business at the Republican booth.

One of the local Republicrats was telling folks that if they signed our petition, they would be joining the LP.

Needless to say, my blood began boiling! So, like any good libertarian, I proceeded to the Republiscum booth to set things right. Robert Sinnott accompanied me. I played dumb and asked the fascist about the allegation. He confirmed it, telling me that by signing the petition, you became a member of the LP.

I then let him know who I was... I said he was spreading lies. He bumbled uncomfortably and said the State Board of Elections told him the "lie". I wouldn't put it past the SBOE to distort the truth...however, I believe the Republicrat told another lie.... Robert was giving him Hell as well. I finally told him that we (LP) were playing in a rigged game, fighting a uphill battle as it was. I told him that I would appreciate him not making it harder on us.

The best part of the whole exchange was the horror expressed on the face of his booth co-worker! She looked like she just wanted to hide in a hole.

Damn I need more inspiration to despise the GOP, the party of neo-con war pigs.

I got back home around 1:30 am on Saturday. I got up at 7:30 am to go set up our booth at the Midland Magic Festival. We were able to gather a few signatures. The event was washed out. I did get to talk to Congressman Robin Hayes. I told him that my name would have been on the ballot had the LPNC not been certified. I told him that my vote for myself would not be counted.

As he was walking away, he said, "I don't know about that."

Yeah, Mr. Hayes, you don't care to know because you don't give a damn. The only thing he cares about is his power and privilege.

He is a war pig, pimping pork to his blind supporters. He is a traitor to Liberty.

The weekend was great, in spite of encounters with lying Republicans.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Tyranny Of The Majority

"A dictatorship is at least honest about its denial of freedom, but democracy hides its tyrannies by implicating the general public through the mechanism of a vote, which simply confirms the tyranny of the majority over the minority of citizens." James D. Forman

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Thomas Hill: Protest Write-In Candidate For Congress

Here's how this whole thing started...

In August 2005, I announced my intentions to run for U.S. Congress, District 8 on the Libertarian Party ticket to the LPNC Yahoo e-mail list. Unfortunately, the State Board of Elections decertified the LP, kicking us off the ballot.

In spite of the party decertification, I was still listed as a candidate. I have been receiving invitations to forums, questionnaires and surveys.

A little over a week ago, it was brought to my attention that I was polling at 20% in the U.S. Congress race on the Facebook Election Pulse. No bad for someone without an active campaign.

Until now...

Despite the fact that the board of elections won't count any write-in votes for me, I am starting a grassroots protest campaign to challenge the government to make every vote count! I am going to write my name for U.S. Congress District 8.

According to the U.S. Constitution, I am eligible to serve in Congress. Article One, Section Two lists the qualifications for holding office in the House of Representatives. You must be at least 25 years of age; a citizen for at least 7 years; and a resident of the state in which you are elected.

I qualify as a candidate, but they will not count any votes for me.

Here is what I am going to do about it.

I am going to request an absentee ballot. I am going to write my name in for Congress. I am going to make a photo-copy of my ballot before turning it in. I am asking everyone who would like to vote for me to do the same.

After the election, when they certify the ballots cast, I will show up with my copy of the ballot to demand that any and all votes for me be counted.

When they throw my vote away, I will sue the State Board of Elections.

North Carolina election law is in clear violation of the U.S. and N.C. Constitutions.

I'll take it to the U.S. Supreme Court if I have to.

This is my line in the sand.