Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Future Of The Libertarian Political Movement Conference In Manchester, New Hampshire Draws Few Attendees & Offers No Solutions To Revitalize The Libertarian Party

A one-day conference entitled The Future Of The Libertarian Political Movement was recently held on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at the Highlander Inn in Manchester, New Hampshire. George Phillies organized the conference, co-sponsored by the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire and the Libertarian Party of Massachusetts,  and promised to cover any losses. He had support from his State Committee, Angela Keaton and Rich Tomasso.

The conference keynote speaker was Judge John Buttrick of Arizona who spoke at the luncheon. Other featured speakers included Angela Keaton of AntiWar.com and Outright Libertarians; Joe Kennedy, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate; Ernest Hancock, publisher of Freedom’s Phoenix; Mary Ruwart, author of “Healing our World” and member of the Libertarian National Committee, and Don Gorman, past LNC at-large representative, former Libertarian N.H. state representative and the most-elected libertarian in the country.

The conference featured the following panels and sessions, which were divided into two tracks:

■ Electronic Security and Activism in the Age of Anonymous

■ Campaigns for Congress and running large-scale campaigns

■ Future Outreach to Youth and Students

■ Future Outreach to the GLBTQ Community

■ Libertarians and the anti-war movement

■ Recruiting Candidates

■ New Hampshire Politics and the Free State Project

■ The State of the States and reviving state parties

The conference also featured the first debate of candidates seeking the Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination in 2012. To qualify for participation in the debate, candidates needed to prove they had an extended continuous record of Libertarian Party activism, completed their FEC filings and had a substantial campaign team in place. Three candidates qualified for participation: R. Lee Wrights of Texas, Carl Person of New York and Roger V. Gary of Texas. George Phillies moderated the debate.

The Massachusetts delegation promised to award one LPUS 2012 National Convention Delegate to the candidate who won the Straw Poll of attendees after the debate. Twenty-two people voted in the Straw Poll: 12 voted for R. Lee Wrights, 7 voted for Carl Person and 3 voted for Roger V. Gary. Wrights won the Massachusetts Delegate. The New Hampshire delegation caucused separately eventually committing one delegate to N.O.T.A. and one delegate to Albert Max Abramson, who declared his candidacy for the LP Presidential Nomination at the convention. Mr. Abramson was not permitted to participate in the debate and failed to mention to the convention attendees that he is currently a candidate running for State Representative in the Republican Primary in an upcoming Special Election.

Mary Ruwart, a member of the Libertarian National Committee, reported to conference attendees that membership in the Libertarian Party has recently been flat and only went up slightly during the past few months because Wes Benedict,  Executive Director of the Libertarian National Committee, has been personally calling former members to ask them to renew. She stated most of the LNC is in denial about membership. George Phillies personally told me "a highly reliable source" told him Mark Hinkle. LP Chair, "is aware of the (membership) decline and blames it on Wayne's (Wayne Allyn Root) bizarre and very public political stances".

Despite the low attendance and the failure of conference attendees to offer possible solutions to address the decline in Libertarian Party membership, George Phillies was very positive about what the conference was able to accomplish. He said:

The convention was a fantastic success. We had better speeches, and more choices of panel, than you will see at any other libertarian convention this year.

Carl Person, one of the Presidential Debate Participants, had this reflection about the conference:

George Phillies was a gracious host. He treated early-arriving participants to dinner on Saturday night and did an excellent job moderating the debate. The main point I walked away with is that the Libertarian Party must start to capture members from the ever-increasing number of voters who agree with libertarian principles and who are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the Republican and Democratic parties.

The Future Of The Libertarian Political Movement conference was held on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at the Highlander Inn located near the airport in Manchester, New Hampshire. Registration for the conference, which included meals, cost $100.00, although a half-day fee of $50.00 was also available.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Republican Warren Redlich Will Not Consider Supporting A Libertarian Presidential Candidate Until Ron Paul Fails To Obtain The Republican Nomination For President In 2012

Warren Redlich, the New York Libertarian Party's nominee for Governor in 2010, has stated in an e-mail to Carl Person, who is seeking the Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination in 2012, that he's "a Ron Paul guy" and will only consider focusing on the LP candidate "if Ron Paul does not get the GOP nomination".

On June 17, 2011, Carl Person sent an e-mail to Warren Redlich and, in part, wrote:

Anyway, the purpose of this e-mail is to request your personal endorsement for my candidacy for the LP nomination for President.

A few e-mails regarding strategy were exchanged and on June 18, 2011, Warren Redlich responded to Carl Person's request as follows:

I certainly encourage you to pursue this further.

As for an endorsement, I'm a Ron Paul guy. I think he's the best shot to promote libertarian ideas and I'm focused on him for now. While he's not the favorite to get the GOP nomination, I don't agree that it's "very unlikely". More important, he's building a libertarian faction within the GOP. His son got elected and also Justin Amash.

If Ron Paul does not get the GOP nomination, I will very likely focus on the LP candidate at that time, and I hope that's you.

Sam Sloan, who ran against Warren Redlich for the NYLP's gubernatorial nomination in 2010, often criticized Warren Redlich for being a Republican whose "Stop Wasting Money" campaign theme failed to address any substantive libertarian issues.

As recently as June 25, 2011, Sam Sloan wrote:

I remain disappointed that you chose to have a non-Libertarian as the Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of New York State when you could have had a Libertarian instead.

and on June 27, 2011, Sam Sloan wrote:

Recall that I would have been the Legitimate Libertarian Party candidate for New York Governor, had not a ruthless gang of anti-Libertarians hijacked the State Convention in Albany last year.

Sam Sloan is referring to the fact that he and Kristin Davis, who were seeking the New York Libertarian Party's gubernatorial nomination in 2010 were not permitted to contact the 400-500 eligible voting delegates in advance of the convention to encourage them to show up to support  them resulting in Warren Redlich being handed the gubernatorial nomination with less than 30 votes. In addition, Sam Sloan argued in his two lawsuits, which were dismissed on technical grounds, that the voting process for the gubernatorial nomination was itself rigged in that attendees, whether eligible to vote or not, were permitted to collect other people's votes and to drop their votes, written on scrap paper, into passing hats. Mr. Sloan had collected evidence of actual fraud having taken place and had two witnesses willing to testify had the case been tried on its merits.

Carl Person, Candidate For The Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination In 2012, Publishes Introductory Biography

Carl Person, a Harvard Law Graduate who founded the Paralegal Institute and who is seeking the Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination in 2012, has published the following biography to provide some insight regarding his background and experiences:

Let me introduce myself.

My name is Carl Person and I am a candidate for the Libertarian Party nomination for President in 2012.

High school did not stimulate me, and I found ways to avoid going to class, such as by volunteering to run the school’s projector, and sometimes by not showing up for school.

I already knew about work, having had one job or another since the age of 9, when I had a newspaper delivery route (by bicycle) in North Platte, Nebraska.

When I moved back east, to East Northport, Long Island, New York, I worked while in school in the local bowling alley setting up pins (before pin-setting machines were installed), delivering milk for a local dairy (and learning how to hold 7-8 quart bottles of milk in my hands at one time); and as a potato peeler, dishwasher and later a substitute short order cook in our town’s all night diner.

Being experienced in making enough money to get by, I really saw little need to learn any French. And my French teacher in the 10th grade made an offer to me – “Promise not to take French again and I’ll give you a passing mark.” I told her to give me whatever I deserved, and she gave me an F. I didn’t care because I did not plan to go any further in high school. I wanted to be free and have a good time.

I had learned how to make money starting at age 9 and when dropping out of high school (at age 16) I knew that I could always make money. My father wasn’t happy about what I did, but there was little he could do about it. He went to work each day in NYC and I did what I wanted to do while he was gone.

I landed a job with Firestone driving a pickup truck to help start cars which their owners couldn’t start or to fix or change flat tires. Also, I drove a small Ford tractor for a home construction company. I made ammunition boxes for the Korean war effort as a drill press operator, and will never forget when the union shop steward came up to me and said, “Look, I know that you’re new here, but you’re working way too fast, and are making the rest of us look bad. You’d better slow down or else.” I understood immediately, and complied, and reduced my effort about 50% and got along fine.

Instead of the good time I was seeking, I wound up doing various menial tasks to earn the few dollars I needed (while living rent free with my father).

Within one year from freedom from high school, it became clear to me that I was heading nowhere, and decided with my best friend to join the Army, for a 3-year hitch. My father wasn’t happy, but went with me to a Post Office to sign the necessary forms allowing me to join, as a high school dropout – not a very promising introduction into the armed services.

My friend and I were taken by bus to Fort Dix, New Jersey for introductory processing, including the taking of various tests. My friend went to a Signal Corps school to learn how to string telephone lines on telephone poles and I was sent to become a high speed radio operator, learning how to read, send and transcribe Morse Code at 25 words per minute.

After my training was over, at which I learned how to type and shoot a rifle and pistol (the only useful skills I took with me from the Army), I was assigned to Okinawa, and was transported there by a huge military ship with thousands of other soldiers thrown closely together for a 17-day journey, as I now recall. Talking, sleeping, gambling and looking for moments of privacy took up most of our time.

Finally, we landed at Okinawa, and were taken by “deuce-and-a-half” or 2-1/2 ton truck to Machiminato, a base near the capital city of Naha, for orientation and assignment, and later I moved to the Headquarters Company in Sukiran, and started my stint as a ship-to-shore radio operator, working the midnight shift in an Okinawan town known as Shimabuku. My call sign was ADD2 (di dah, dah di dit, dah di dit, di di dah dah dah) and for almost two years I was listening for any ships sending out an S-O-S for any reason, to pass on the S-O-S to those who might be of help to the ship in distress.

Life in a foreign country (actually, an island 70 miles long and 7 miles wide) for a 17-19 year old with little spending money was not very exciting, and most of us could only wait until we became “short timers”, meaning that we had fewer than 100 days left on “The Rock”. I learned that the Army had an early release program for those who wished to attend college, and I asked my father to find a college willing to accept me.

This proved to be quite difficult, and my father found only one college, Long Island University. I obtained my early release, enabling me to start summer school at LIU. The Director of Admissions who admitted me in spite of my drop out status and lack of a GED diploma hired me as his assistant within several weeks after my admission, and 1-1/2 years later I became President of the Student Body, and a leading student academically.

I remember the first day in college, when entering the elevator for the first time, I asked the elevator operator “Who is the brightest student at LIU”. He and others told me it was “Hollister Brewster”, who in a few weeks became one of my best friends at LIU. He came in 1st and I came in 3rd. He obtained entrance to Cornell Medical College on a full scholarship (one of a class of about 65 students) and I was admitted to all law schools to which I applied, and chose to go to Harvard Law School, from which my father had graduated 36 years earlier.

I worked harder than anyone at law school but wasn’t able with all that effort to take any honors. It seemed that they went to students who for some reason didn’t have to study very hard, such as Richard Posner (7th Circuit Court of Appeals) who came in first.

Nevertheless, I was appointed to become law clerk to the Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court in Washington D.C., which I declined because of the low compensation and high cost of living in Washington, and instead accepted a position with a NYC law firm to which Richard Nixon and John Mitchell were going to become partners.

I worked for several years as a Wall Street lawyer doing securities work, trusts and estates, taxation, and corporate law, and went out on my own to become an individual practitioner and small business owner in 1968.

Because of my self employment, I was able to commence lawsuits that would have had me fired if I had been working for a major law firm. I used my legal skills to try to limit government regulation and government spending. For example, I sued to legalize lawyer advertising; to legalize all gambling in NYS; to stop government financing of NYC ball parks; and to stop payments to major media for not moving their offices out of NYC.

I created the paralegal field, and owned and ran the Paralegal Institute for 18 years. I know first hand about the crippling effect of government regulation on education and small business, and tried to do something about it, by two lawsuits seeking to reduce the regulation of for-profit vocational schools in NYS, so that their regulation would be no more stringent than the regulation of competing vocational programs offered by NYU and other degree-granting universities.

Because of my exposure to extreme regulation of education for 18 years, I am in a position to know what needs to be done to reduce or eliminate such regulation and the benefits to be obtained. Regulation slows down if not stops the ability and willingness of schools to create and maintain a cutting-edge curriculum. For example, when I ran the Paralegal Institute, it took me several years and various compromises to be able to obtain state approval for a program I designed to create a new field of employment I called a "Personal Assistant" or "Business Assistant" to the owner of a small business. If, earlier, I had not started the Paralegal Institute before licensing was required, I would never have started the school. Regulated schools find it too difficult to create new types of programs and let their existing programs deteriorate into obsolescence and irrelevance with the predictable inability of graduates to get meaningful jobs while at the same time being stuck with massive student loans they are unable to pay off, with hundreds of billions of dollars in loan losses paid by taxpayers. Get rid of regulation of education and you’ll reduce the costs of government in a variety of ways and get a better, competitive educational system, and create more jobs for Americans.

After the time the Paralegal Institute closed its doors, I became a political activist. I’ve learned that meaningful, permanent jobs can’t be created by government programs. For job creation the government needs to end as much regulation of small business as possible, and let small business create and improve their educational offerings and let the free market select which ones are the best, and which should fail or be improved.

I am anti-war (which would save trillions of dollars in so many different ways and help to create a sound, sustainable economy through ending all unnecessary wars and bringing our troops back home); I want to end the war on drugs and legalize victimless crimes. If we end the stifling regulation of small business, healthcare issues can be solved in a free market without federal intervention. Social Security can be phased out and replaced with a more workable model. Also, we need to end the Federal Reserve, without further weakening our currency.

I have been active in the Libertarian Party of Queens County for nearly a decade and in 2010, I ran for New York State Attorney General and came in third, with the highest number of votes for that office ever received by a Libertarian Party candidate.

I intend to use my candidacy to spread the message of libertarianism to those open to the message of liberty, both on the right and left, and in so doing, strengthen the Libertarian Party at the state and national level. I intend to raise and spend a considerable sum to accomplish these goals. I ask for your support.

You may contact Carl Person (pronounced pier-son) by phone at 1-212-307-4444 or by e-mail at  CarlForPresident2012@yahoo.com

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thomas Robert Stevens, Objectivist Party Candidate For President, Files Statement Of Candidacy With Federal Election Commission

Thomas Robert Stevens has formally declared his candidacy for President of the United States in 2012, by filing a Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2) with the Federal Election Commission on June 13, 2011. He was assigned Candidate ID #P80005655.

The Objectivist Party held its National Convention from May 29-30, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. The first session was held on Saturday, May 29, 2010 from 12 noon to 2:00 p.m. at Show-Me's on The Landing located at 724 North First Street. The second session was held on Sunday, May 30, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Kitchen Buffet & Bistro (inside Lumiere Place Casino) located at 999 North Second Street. The delegates unanimously selected Thomas Robert Stevens (New York) as its candidate for President in 2012 and unanimously selected Alden Link (New York & Florida) as its candidate for Vice-President in 2012.

The candidate bio for Thomas Robert Stevens on the Objectivist Party website lists the following information:

Dr. Tom Stevens is an educator, attorney & political activist. He has appeared as an expert or to discuss current events and/or topics on over 200 national talk shows and for two and a half years, he produced and hosted “In Focus”, his own cable television show. Dr. Stevens is a graduate of New York University (where he served as Freshman Representative, Sophomore Representative & as President of the Student Council) and Hofstra University School of Law (for which he twice served as President of the Hofstra University School of Law Alumni Association).

During the past few years, he has taught the following courses on a college level: American History I, American History II, American Legal Systems, Business Ethics, Business Law I, Business Law II, Civil Law, Criminal Justice System, Criminal Law, Criminology, Critical Thinking, Developmental Reading Skills, Drugs In The Community, Elder Law, Environmental Science, Ethics, Gender Crime & Justice, Industrial Organizational Psychology, Interpersonal Communication, Introduction to Corrections, Introduction to Criminal Justice, Introduction to Management, Introduction to Philosophy, Introductory Psychology, Jurisprudence, Juvenile Justice, Law & Evidence, Law Enforcement, Math Skills Workshop, Medical Law & Ethics, Microeconomics, Principles of Business, Private Security, Professional Development, Small Business Management, Sociology, and The Sociology of Crime & Deviance. He has introduced the philosophy of Ayn Rand to many students who have gone on to read her books and to appreciate the philosophy of Objectivism.

Dr. Stevens is the Founder & Chair of the Objectivist Party. He started the following holidays: Free Trade Day (May 8th), Space Exploration Day (July 20th), Skyscraper Appreciation Day (August 10th) and Individual Rights Day (August 29th). He has led the Beaux Arts Society, Knights of the Republic, Spartan Brotherhood, and Knights of Scorpius, the International Leadership Honor Society. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board & Vice-President of Concerned Citizens Speak. He created Applause! Applause!, a publication that reviewed cabaret shows and off-Broadway plays for which he served as a Critic and Editor-In-Chief. He conceptualized the Leonardo daVinci Award, which recognized James Franco early in his acting career.

Dr. Stevens was elected to the Judicial Committee of the Libertarian Party in 2006 and re-elected in 2008. He served as a New York State Delegate to the Libertarian Party’s National Convention in Atlanta in 2004, Portland in 2006, Denver in 2008, and St. Louis in 2010. He currently serves as Political Director, Membership Director and State Committee Representative for the Libertarian Party of Queens County. In the 2007-2008 Republican Presidential Primary Season, he was a supporter of Ron Paul and served as Political Consultant and New York State Coordinator for the independent Paul For President Coalition.

Dr. Stevens is a true adventurer. He has visited 49 of the 50 states (all but Alaska) and has travelled to Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, The Kingdom of the Netherlands and Vatican City. During those trips, he has jet skied, gone para sailing, white water rafting, speed boating and deep sea fishing. He has visited countless Native Nation reservations, taken Eco-Tourism Excursions in Oregon, been on a number of Photo Safaris in Sabi Sabi, South Africa, visited the natural wonders of 5 Hawaiian Islands (which included a small plane fly-by of the leper colony on Molokai), hiked through the Black Hills of South Dakota (in the footsteps of Teddy Roosevelt), skied in the Swiss Alps, spotted elk in Banff, saw the fallout of the eruption of Mount St. Helens first hand, and risked arrest meeting anti-government political leaders in secret locations in the rural areas of the Republic of South Africa while on a diplomatic trip to that country.

Dr. Tom Stevens lives his life in accordance with the philosophy of Ayn Rand. In her words, “the question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me!”

The Objectivist Party website is located at: http://www.objectivistparty.us/

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mark Axinn, NYLP Chair, Endorses Carl Person For The Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination

On June 22, 2011, Mark Axinn, Chair of the New York Libertarian Party, endorsed Carl Person for the Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination in 2012. In his public statement, Mr. Axinn wrote the following:

It is with great pleasure that I write to endorse my friend and fellow freedom-lover, Carl Person of New York City, for the Libertarian Party 2012 Presidential nomination.

Last year, I worked closely with Carl as he ran for New York State Attorney General. His campaign was so effective that he received over 36,500 votes in the general election -- our best showing for that position in the history of the LPNY.

Carl is an attorney, an urban-dweller and a dedicated libertarian. He has fought against the State and entrenched powers for decades. I believe that he will be a fine candidate to bring our message of limited government and personal freedom to the sheeple of America.

The Libertarian Party's National Convention will be held May 4-6, 2012 at the Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa located at 11011 West Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89135.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Carl Person Adopts First Draft Of Campaign Platform In His Bid To Seek The Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination

On June 16, 2011, Carl Person, who is seeking the Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination, published on his website (http://www.carlperson.org/) the first draft of his Campaign Platform, which is the following:

JOBS, JOBS, JOBS. Private companies will create jobs and our economy will flourish when corporate and individual income tax rates are lowered, when bureaucratic and regulatory red tape is eliminated, and when the capital gains tax is significantly reduced and/or abolished. As the founder of the Paralegal Institute, I know how to create jobs and I know that an unshackled and privatized educational system can provide students with the skills and training they need to find jobs in the 21st century. I would push for the immediate adoption of my "First Three Are Free" Plan, which would eliminate all government regulation as to the first 3 employees of any business or household. This would itself create millions of new jobs in a few months.

END THE FED – ESTABLISH A SOUND CURRENCY. The Federal Reserve Bank needs to be abolished -- and all the assets it purchased with the "funny money" it printed need to be seized and sold to private, non-governmental entities – with the proceeds being used to pay down the debt. When future currency is needed, the government should print it but always with an eye towards holding down inflation and making the dollar a reliable and sound currency. A sound economy is needed for a sound dollar.

BRING THE TROOPS HOME. Unless the immediate security of the United States is threatened, we should not be getting involved abroad militarily. The money saved should be used to pay down the debt and reduce taxes. The lives, injuries and misery avoided will add to the growth of a real economy.

ENFORCE THE TRUE MEANING OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS. Defending the rights of Individuals and of the States is my highest priority. I would repeal the Patriot Act, end intrusive TSA Screenings, support the 2nd Amendment robustly and enforce the true intention of the 10th Amendment.

ENDING REGULATION OF EDUCATION AND OF SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING. The regulation of financing of small business acts as a prohibition of any financing for most small businesses. By eliminating all regulation of small business financing, and creating a free market for such financing, a substantial amount of needed financing of small business will take place, with resulting creation of millions of new jobs. Also, if the regulation of education is ended, an amazing variety of new, high-quality and low-cost training programs will become available to small businesses and enable them to grow and create millions of new jobs.

Carl Person announced his intention to seek the Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination on June 5, 2011. In his race for New York State Attorney General in 2010, Carl Person came in third on the Libertarian Party line, obtaining a higher vote total and a higher percentage of total votes than was obtained by the Libertarian Party candidates who ran for Attorney General in 2006, 2002, 1998 and 1994. Carl Person is a member of the national Libertarian Party, the New York Libertarian Party and is an active member of the Libertarian Party of Queens County.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Carl Person To Seek Libertarian Party's Presidential Nomination

Carl Person, the New York Libertarian Party's Candidate for Attorney General in 2010, informed Liberty Lion on June 5, 2011 of his decision to seek the nomination of the Libertarian Party for President of the United States in 2012. Carl Person (pronounced "pier-son") is a graduate of Harvard Law School who works as an attorney in Manhattan. He also founded the Paralegal Institute, which was a pioneer in its field.

In announcing his candidacy to Liberty Lion, Carl Person said:

My message is very convincing and needs to be heard. I’m in this election to win. It is my intention to lead the way in creating jobs and opportunity in the United States, through the free market system and without any help or interference from the federal, state or county governments. We don’t need any new statutes and can do this starting now. A free market solution for individuals and small businesses – to create more choice, higher quality and lower prices through competition -- will restore this country to the greatness we have lost in recent years.

Some edited highlights from Carl Person's website when he ran for Attorney General follows:

Background: High school dropout (Northport HS, Suffolk County); served 3 years in the Army as a high speed radio operator; graduate of LIU and then Harvard Law School. Worked for several Wall Street law firms, then became an individual practitioner. I created the paralegal field starting in 1972, the fastest growing career field for 15 straight years.

Legal Experience: 40+ years experience in federal and state litigation relating to fraud, misrepresentation, business, securities, trade regulation, intellectual property (trademarks and copyrights) and civil rights. In two highly publicized cases, I took away the MONOPOLY game trademark from Parker Brothers/Hasbro, and recovered (for two group members) the copyright to the hit song WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE – Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers.

My Pro Se Lawsuits May Define Me Better than My Words:

(1) To stop all subsidies given by NYC to sports, financial, and media corporations – as a violation of NYS Constitution;

(2) To legalize all gambling in NYS and have gambling be subject only to laws prohibiting fraud;

(3) To permit 50,000 votes for AG or Controller to qualify the Green Party and other “parties” (such as LP) for “party” status under NY Election Law and obtain primary right for GP and LP candidates receiving at least 25% of convention vote;

(4) To declare unconstitutional the NYS statutory prohibition against paying petitioners on a per-signature basis;

(5) To declare that lawyers have the right to advertise their services (the first such law suit in the U.S.); and

(6) To declare unconstitutional the professional disciplinary rule which prohibits lawyers from assisting clients in selling shares in their lawsuits (to raise the money needed to defend their property interests) and to declare that clients have a right to sell shares in their lawsuits.

Economic Reform Available on a Self-Help Basis: Self Employment for Unemployed and Underemployed – I have created an internet, keyword based Task Marketplace to help create prosperity for residents of NYS towns and villages by offering the unemployed and underemployed an opportunity to offer and sell their goods and services as small businesses while waiting (with ever-diminishing expectations) for large corporations and government to provide jobs to them as they did in the past. The country needs more small businesses generating self employment and employment and this seems to me to be the best if not obvious solution.

Issues to Attract Voters:

Decriminalize victimless crimes - Reduce government bureaucracy - Reduce government spending

Right of people to associate freely

Right of voters to register in the party of their choice - Stop the destruction of party registration databases

Creation of Millions of New Jobs in US by My 1st 3 ARE FREE Proposal: A simple legislative enactment would put millions of Americans to work. Congress needs to pass a statute permitting every employer to designate up to 3 employees as “independent contractors” as to whom there would be no withholding or other regulatory compliance by the employer. This would enable small businesses and households to hire up to 3 employees without having to have workmen’s compensation insurance, disability insurance, payroll withholding, trust fund compliance and audits by tax agencies and insurance companies. These barriers have been effective to prevent 10 million small businesses from hiring millions of employees, resulting in the inability of small business to grow and create needed jobs.

In his race for New York State Attorney General in 2010, Carl Person came in third on the Libertarian Party line, obtaining a higher vote total and a higher percentage of total votes than was obtained by the Libertarian Party candidates who ran for Attorney General in 2006, 2002, 1998 and 1994.

Carl Person is a member of the national Libertarian Party, the New York Libertarian Party and is an active member of the Libertarian Party of Queens County.

Visit his website at http://www.carlperson.org/