This is the year for more than the lesser of two evils

Anthony Librera, 2010 candidate for the 60th Assembly District, was recently quoted on SILive.com regarding the need for third-party alternatives to the failing two-party system.

Change doesn’t come from political parties. Change comes from people’s ideas. The two parties in control had their shot at running the government efficiently and they failed equally miserably. The incompetence among Democrat and Republican Party lines has been fantastic. How can you run a successful operation when you only reach a deadline six times in the last 35 years? Change must come from the people.
Continuing to switch from each of the big parties hasn’t solved anything and it’s naive to believe this time is the exception. Fortunately, Staten Island and Brooklyn have a grassroots movement away from these parties and into a truly representative party for the people, the Libertarian Party. The Libertarian Party is fielding three candidates for State Assembly, Dave Narby in the 61st District, Danny Panzella in the 63rd District, and me, Anthony Librera, in the 60th District. Tom Vendittelli will be challenging Michael McMahon for the congressional seat.
The time for more than just the lesser of two evils is here. There’s a voice for the voiceless this year, and it’s directly from the people. The way the seemingly forgotten founders envisioned America to be, everyone has a say this year.
Source: SILive.com

The approval rate for Congress has been in the doldrums for quite some time. According to a basket of polls, it hasn’t been since March 2005 that more people approved than disapproved of the job they’re doing. It’s no wonder that grassroots organizations and third-party candidates are making a splash.
It’s going to be an exciting 2010 election, and we’re all looking forward to real change.

Petitioning season begins!

Volunteers who are interested in petitioning (gathering ballot signatures) for our candidates are encouraged to contact us at recruit@statenislandlp.org.
Petitioners can get copies of petition ballots by clicking on the links below.

In addition, petitioners are encouraged to also get signatures for the 2010 statewide candidates of the Libertarian Party of New York. The statewide petition document is also available for download.
Be sure to check out web site for late-breaking information regarding petitioning, ballot access, and our candidates.
For more information on our candidates, visit our 2010 Candidates page.

Liberty Candidates 2010 Endorses Danny Panzella for New York State Assembly 63rd District

From the wire services:

7 July 2010
United States of America
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Liberty Candidates 2010 Endorses Danny Panzella for New York State Assembly 63rd District
LIBERTY-CANDIDATES.ORG enthusiastically welcomes Danny Panzella to the growing slate of candidates championing a return to Constitutional governance in the United States!
A Liberty Candidate will defend the great American principles of:

  • Individual Liberty
  • Constitutional Government
  • Sound Money
  • Free Markets
  • a Non-interventionist Foreign Policy.

This endorsement is the hallmark of a true Liberty Candidate. To qualify, Candidates must submit answers to the four liberty questions. Then, each application is voted on by a committee made up of peers and other liberty minded individuals. Each candidate’s website is visited by committee members to see that a candidate’s answers and his/her stance on the issues coincide.
If accepted, each Liberty Candidate is added to the Liberty-Candidates.org site with prominent links back to his/her site(s). All Liberty Candidates are eligible to participate in the Liberty Candidate Money Bombs.
With candidates like Danny Panzella serving the people at the city, county, state and federal level, there is real hope for change in America.
Let Freedom Ring!

For more information about Liberty Candidates.org, go to http://www.Liberty-Candidates.org.
For more information about Danny Panzella, visit his 2010 Candidates page or his web site at http://www.danny4assembly.com.

Albany’s next trick: Robbing from Paul to pay Paul

As written by Dave Narby, 2010 Candidate for State Assembly (61st District), and printed in the Staten Island Advance, June 20, 2010:

Albany’s pension Ponzi scheme is now complete. They have decided to make payments to the state’s pension plan… By borrowing from the plan (“State Plan Makes Fund Both Borrower and Lender,” The New York Times, June 11, 2010). They are praying they can hold it together until the November election.
The state is bankrupt, but what can be done? If I were governor (with emergency powers), I would:

  • Slash all expenditures by 25 percent;
  • Privatize everything possible;
  • Replace state pensions with 401ks;
  • Direct all state funds to allocate 10 percent of resources to physical gold and silver;
  • Create a task force to uncover state fraud;
  • Start a New York State charter bank and return project financing to the people of New York;
  • Meet with businesses to uncover job-impeding legislation and strike it;
  • Work with public unions to find an alternative to imminent massive layoffs.

And that’s just for starters.
Since I am not governor, but a mere candidate for State Assembly (Libertarian Party, District 61), and since Albany is unlikely to change course until they are forced by a system collapse, I urge New Yorkers to seriously reconsider the elective status quo this November.

To find out more about Dave Narby, go to http://www.statenislandlp.org/2010-candidates/dave-narby.

Island Libertarians announce 2010 candidates (Press Release)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Ed Stehlin, Chairman
Staten Island Libertarian Party
917-796-3855
estehlin@statenislandlp.org
Island Libertarians Announce 2010 Candidates
Media Night Wednesday, June 9th
STATEN ISLAND, NY, June 10, 2010 – The Staten Island Libertarian Party announced that they will be running four candidates in the 2010 elections, covering New York’s 13th Congressional District and three New York State Assembly Districts.
Candidates include:

The chapter, officially recognized by the Libertarian Party of New York in April 2010, has already begun reaching out to the community to raise awareness of their candidates and their party’s platform. Richard Bier, the group’s Vice-Chairman, says the party counts the ideals of individual liberty, limited government, free markets, and state’s rights as the cornerstones of their political platform.
For more information, visit the Staten Island Libertarian Party’s web site at www.statenislandlp.org, or email info@statenislandlp.org.

Anthony Librera (60th District),