“One gratifying aspect of our rise to some prominence is that, for the first time in my memory, we, ‘our side,’ had captured a crucial word from the enemy… ‘Libertarians’… had long been simply a polite word for left-wing anarchists, that is for anti-private property anarchists, either of the communist or syndicalist variety. But now we had taken it over.” — Murray N. Rothbard, The Betrayal Of The American Right,2009
“The society that loses its grip on the past is in danger, for it produces men who know nothing but the present, and who are not aware that life had been, and could be, different from what it is.” — Aristotle, Politics
The title is an unapologetic P.T. Barnum hook. The three reasons? Why not a sacred ten? Or 350 million? Doesn’t everyone have his or her own take on Twitter? Isn’t reason what is behind our opinions, or my “whatever” about your reasons? Continue reading →
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, Libertarian Gary Johnson (former New Mexico governor), the Justice Party’s Rocky Anderson (former mayor of Salt Lake City) and Virgil Goode, the Democrat-turned-Republican-turned Constitution Party.
Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson, Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Constitution Party candidate Virgil Goode and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson all squared off Tuesday night from Chicago, Illinois as RT hosted the 2012 Third-Party Presidential Debate. Thom Hartmann, host of RT’s The Big Picture, weighed in on the event live from the scene and interviewed the evening’s stars while Breaking the Set host Abby Martin and RT America producer Adriana Usero shared their thoughts about why third parties need a platform before Election Day with Liz Wahl.
Here we go again. Millions of Americans will soon vote for either the Republican or Democratic presidential candidate not because they deeply believe that he is absolutely the best possible president the country needs and can have. No, they will know that they are compromising and choosing the lesser of two evils, mainly because most people know that both major parties and their candidates stink. The lesser evil is still a loser.
This evening’s show will be an Enlightened, Evolutionary Politics Roundtable, dedicated to ideas about transforming the current political zeitgeist in the U.S.
To help bring forth first an understanding of what it’s really like to serve in Congress, then enlightening ideas about its transformation, is Representative Dennis Kucinich, Congressman from Ohio, former, two-term Mayor of Salt Lake City, Rocky Anderson, now running for President in the Justice Party and former Vice-Presidential candidate, social philosopher Barbara Marx Hubbard, each of whom has been a guest a few times on A Better World Radio &/or TV.
We have last-minute word that former Presidential candidate Ralph Nader may be joining us as well.
“Because we don’t have true democracy in this country. We lose lives going overseas, spreading our goodness and great democracy and we orchestrate elections. We don’t like them, we void them. We ignore them — I’m saying — if we don’t get the people we support and the people the CIA supports. But running as an independent here is just about impossible, unless you’re a billionaire like Ross Perot. You don’t get on the base. If I was an independent, George, you would not have me on this program this morning,” Paul explained.