From the Libertarian Party of Indiana:
MUNCIE — A Delaware County judge has ruled Ball State University can proceed with its efforts to claim a campus-area property through an eminent domain lawsuit.
Ball State seeks ownership of the University Avenue property that now is the location of Hiatt Printing to construct a facility that would include a hotel and conference center, student housing and commercial space.
Attorneys for the Hiatt family maintain that would not constitute the “public use” required to claim eminent domain.
Of course commercial property was NEVER intended by anyone as a reason for an eminent domain land grab. Yet here we are.
From the Charlotte Post:
A pair of bills filed this week would limit early voting and eliminate same-day registration, Sunday voting and straight ticket ballots in North Carolina.
House Majority Leader Edgar Starnes (R-Caldwell) filed House Bill 451, which would end or restrict same-day registration and early voting. Senate Bill 428, filed by Sen. Jerry Tillman (R-Randolph) would slash early voting from two weeks to one and eliminate same-day voter registration while saving the state money.
“I think Sundays just should be – some things you just shouldn’t do on Sundays, so I am just opposed to voting on Sunday,” Starnes told WRAL-TV.
Both parties have used early voting to increase turnout. In 2012, more than 2 million N.C. residents – nearly 40 percent of the total who cast ballots statewide – voted early. Democrats, who have been especially adept at using early voting in recent election cycles, slammed both proposals.
Hmmm … Democrats benefit most from early voting (because they are better at get-out-the-vote). Republicans want to cut it back. Just a happy coincidence, I am sure.
Here in Peoria, it takes years to get the city to take notice of a car up on blocks in someone’s front yard. In Orlando, they send the storm troopers when you grow veggies:
Officials in Orlando, Florida (“the Greenest City in America”) are scheduled to decide today whether to ding Jason and Jennifer Helvenston $500—a day—for growing a garden in their front yard. In September, a neighbor complained to the city, which ordered them to grow a regular lawn like everyone else.
The Helvenstons have launched a web site where they offer a free packet of seeds to anyone who will join them in planting a Patriot Garden to protest intrusive government regulation of front yards.
Here’s a really good hyperlocal news article on Libertarian Party organizing at the local level. One of the problems I used to have with the Illinois Libertarian party is that the concentrated on statewide races.
From The York Dispatch:
Leaders of the York County Libertarian Party want to give voters in the 95th District an alternative to Democrats and Republicans in a special election for a state House seat.
But, first, they need to find a candidate.
Manuel Gomez, vice chairman of the Libertarian party, said he believes a Libertarian candidate could be competitive in the race. The 95th District, currently represented by state Rep. Eugene DePasquale, covers York City, North York, West York, Spring Garden Township and part of West Manchester Township.
“We definitely want to be a part of this special election,” Gomez said. “The 95th District is not one that we want to leave in the balance.”
*Note: I have no idea what state “York” is in. Major Webmaster fail.
Yep. In Obama’s America:
Right now, five adults await death in prison for non-violent, marijuana-related crimes.
Their names are John Knock, Paul Free, Larry Duke, William Dekle, and Charles “Fred” Cundiff. They are all more than 60 years old; they have all spent at least 15 years locked up for selling pot; and they are all what one might call model prisoners, serving life without parole.
Right now, most Americans do not even believe marijuana should be a crime. Indeed in TWO STATES, possession has been decriminalized. When will be get rational about pot?