Free State Project Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Ranking states by LP officeholders  (Read 5341 times)

Solitar

  • Guest
« Last Edit: August 01, 2003, 08:01:00 pm by Joe, aka, Solitar »
Logged

Tyler

  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 20
  • Making soap!
Re:Ranking states by LP officeholders
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2002, 02:59:03 am »

Another thing to note is that the Green Party has actually elected someone to the state house in Maine. The Libertarian party can't claim this, at least I don't believe so. Hell, I think the Greens have more elected officials than the Libertarians do now anyway. To top all of that off, the Progressive Congressional Caucus, or whatever they're calling the outright Socialist wing of the Democratic party these days, wields more influence (Nancy Pelosi D-Cal, the most likely candidate to take over as Leader of the Opposition [I know that's not the title, but minority leader sounds trite]) and has more members than the Republican Liberty Caucus (that I could find, I could be wrong, but I doubt it) ever has had.

Hmmm, what was my point. Oh, yes. What I'm trying to say is that the statist left has done a masterful job in a relatively short period of time in developing a locally viable third party that elects more than water board commisioners (although I think the sole elected official in NC is a member of the soil and water commission), but has managed to elect mayors and state reps, and now effectively controls the second largest party in the United States. As to our side....we have Ron Paul and Gary Johnson was term limited. But, we do have Ron Paul.

The Green Party in 2002 elections
http://www.greens.org/elections/

Joe, you certainly have more experience with this than I do (the only non-school elections I've ever worked on were school board elections, and all my candiates lost). How do you think the Greens have been able to tap into the Democratic vote, whereas the libertarians haven't been able to take the same vote from the GOP, and social libertarians (and I suppose independents as well)?
Logged
The world is not thy friend, nor the world's law.

Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet V.i

JT

  • FSP Participant
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 136
  • How can someone else know what's best for you???
Re:Ranking states by LP officeholders
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2002, 01:21:24 pm »

How do you think the Greens have been able to tap into the Democratic vote, whereas the libertarians haven't been able to take the same vote from the GOP, and social libertarians (and I suppose independents as well)?

The Greens tap into the college vote, who are BIG activists (I should know, I'm a college student).  Colleges predominantly have a liberal atmosphere, and many kids don't like Republicans because they're the "evil rich man."  It doesn't occur to these kids that people who work hard and make good business decisions should be rewarded.  The greens are better than Democrats (to these kids) because they are for legalizing marijuana, and promote a 'living wage'.  This sounds good to the average college kid.  "A higer paying minimum wage?  Sign me up!"
« Last Edit: November 12, 2002, 01:24:36 pm by JT »
Logged

Dave Mincin

  • FSP Participant
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2099
  • I'm a llama!
Re:Ranking states by LP officeholders
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2003, 08:09:13 pm »

Well I would never question the validity of your numbers Joe but I happen to know Hardy Macia personally and he has stated, I believe on one of these threads that he hold one office, Justice of the Peace.  Should I believe Hardy or your numbers?
Logged
Please join us!
http://www.nhliberty.org/ New Hampshire Liberty Alliance.

" A leader knows that if he is generous with his time, his people will be generous with their effort."

Plug>>>>Realtor Lovejoy Real Estate!

Dave Mincin

  • FSP Participant
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2099
  • I'm a llama!
Re:Ranking states by LP officeholders
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2003, 08:34:04 pm »

Ok I should believe your numbers and not Hardy? ;D
Logged
Please join us!
http://www.nhliberty.org/ New Hampshire Liberty Alliance.

" A leader knows that if he is generous with his time, his people will be generous with their effort."

Plug>>>>Realtor Lovejoy Real Estate!

jgmaynard

  • FSP Shadow Advertising
  • FSP Participant
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2288
    • The Light of Alexandria
Re:Ranking states by LP officeholders
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2003, 11:25:25 am »

And NH is now up to 27 people holding 30 offices.... We had almost let Mary'L Gere, Unity Town Selectman, to slip through the cracks! :)

JM
Logged
The Light of Alexandria By James Maynard

A history of the first 1,000 years of science, and how it changed the ancient world, and our world today.



http://www.lightofalexandria.com
Pages: [1]   Go Up