Flashback Friday: Video of 2008 Pennsylvania Libertarian Party Presidential Debate

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As was brought to my attention by frequent Saturnalian reader and presidential candidate Robert Milnes, the Pennsylvania Libertarian Party held a presidential debate on March 15, 2008 in which Milnes participated. Continue reading

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2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidates: Where Are They Now?

While it is widely known that 2012 Libertarian Party presidential nominee Gary Johnson is again seeking his party’s presidential nomination, the activities of the unsuccessful 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidates are not so obvious.  I decided to research the matter and provide an update on the former candidates.  I found that out of the nine principal 2012 challengers to Johnson, one is deceased, two have expressed support for Republican front-runner Donald Trump, and three more are again running for President. Continue reading

Functional Fillmore Frugal Movement Ends

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Header for the Functional Fillmore Frugal blog featuring (from left) Newt Gingrich, John Lennon, Millard Fillmore, Jim Burns, and Rand Paul.

In 2010, an individual using the name “Concerned Citizen” (CC) began commenting on Independent Political Report (IPR) articles.  His comments often reflected social conservative positions and he self-identified as a Constitution Party member.  As the 2012 election approached, CC expressed support for the presidential campaign of Republican Mitt Romney.  After the re-election of President Obama that November, he expressed anger at fellow IPR commenters for casting their ballots for third party and independent candidates.  In his mind, their votes took votes away from Romney and handed the election to Obama.  Several months later, CC returned to IPR with a new gimmick. Continue reading