Saturday, August 20, 2016

LPC's November 2016 Ballot Proposition Recommendations

<On August 6, the Libertarian Party of California's Executive Committee issued the following California ballot proposition recommendations for the upcoming November elections:

Proposition 51 – NO – School bonds

Proposition 52 – NO – State fees on hospitals

Proposition 53 – YES – Voting on revenue bonds

Proposition 54 – YES – Legislative transparency

Proposition 55 – NO – Income tax hike extension

Proposition 56 – NO – Cigarette tax increase

Proposition 57 – YES – Parole for non-violent felons

Proposition 58 – NO – Changes in bilingual education methods

Proposition 59 – No Position – Advisory vote on Citizens United repeal

Proposition 60 – NO – Condoms required for adult film actors

Proposition 61 – NO – State prescription drug purchases

Proposition 62 – YES – End the Death Penalty in California

Proposition 63 – NO – Extensive new gun control measures

Proposition 64 – NO – Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA)

Explanation on Prop 64: While the LP has been a strong supporter of ending marijuana prohibition for over 40 years, this proposition does more harm than good, damaging medical availability, and creating additional criminal offenses and regulations.

Proposition 65 – NO – Directs grocery bag money to wildlife fund

Proposition 66 – NO – Makes death penalty easier

Proposition 67 – NO – Grocery stores can’t provide plastic bags


Friday, August 05, 2016

CIA Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Actually, it's former CIA "acting director" Michael J. Morell who's endorsing Clinton for President.

In an op-ed for The New York Times [August 5, 2016], Morell writes:

During a 33-year career at the Central Intelligence Agency, I served presidents of both parties — three Republicans and three Democrats. I was at President George W. Bush’s side when we were attacked on Sept. 11; as deputy director of the agency, I was with President Obama when we killed Osama bin Laden in 2011.

I am neither a registered Democrat nor a registered Republican. In my 40 years of voting, I have pulled the lever for candidates of both parties. As a government official, I have always been silent about my preference for president.

No longer. On Nov. 8, I will vote for Hillary Clinton. Between now and then, I will do everything I can to ensure that she is elected as our 45th president.

Two strongly held beliefs have brought me to this decision. First, Mrs. Clinton is highly qualified to be commander in chief. I trust she will deliver on the most important duty of a president — keeping our nation safe. Second, Donald J. Trump is not only unqualified for the job, but he may well pose a threat to our national security....

Read the rest of Morrell's endorsement here.

Trump is no libertarian, but it's noteworthy that the Establishment is so anti-Trump.