Press Releases

 

Sunday
Aug302015

Jindal For President - Secretary Clinton should take a look in the mirror

Jindal for President

Comparison of pro-life Americans to terrorists exposes Clinton’s hypocrisy on women’s rights

New Orleans, LA - Reacting to Hillary Clinton’s comparison of Americans to foreign terrorists, Governor Bobby Jindal today released the following statement.

 

"Secretary Clinton must be very confused. She seems to think that the 50% of Americans who oppose abortion are ‘terrorists'. She thinks the people who make money killing unborn babies and selling their body parts are noble.

 

“Before Hillary Clinton talks about the treatment of women, she should take a look in the mirror and reflect on her own actions. Her foundation has raised money from countries that prevent women from driving, legalize spousal rape, and allow for genital mutilation.  

 

"Here’s the amazing thing when it comes to terror - while Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, her foundation received money from one of the world’s leading financial sponsors of Hamas, a group on the State Department’s own list of banned terrorist organizations.”

 

 

 

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Sunday
Aug302015

Watchdog - EPA refuses to spill details  

Sunday
Aug302015

DNC - Response to Christie Comparing Immigrants to FedEx Packages 

Today in New Hampshire, Chris Christie said he wants to track our nation’s immigrants like FedEx packages.

 

Please see response from DNC spokeswoman Christina Freundlich: 

"To compare immigrants and Americans to tracking a FedEx package is a new low of lows for the Republican field. The only tracking numbers that Christie should be concerned with is his poor job creation numbers and record nine credit downgrades.

 

"The GOP should quit treating our nation's immigrant families as second class citizens -- or objects -- and join Democrats who support treating immigrants with respect and dignity." 

Saturday
Aug292015

Daily Signal - 'Planned Parenthood Is Flailing'

The Daily Signal

Aug. 28, 2015
News

'Planned Parenthood Is Flailing': Bobby Jindal Fights Back After Louisiana Sued for Terminating Medicaid Contract

The Louisiana governor ended Planned Parenthood’s contract with the state following the release of several undercover videos depicting Planned Parenthood officials' discussing the sale of fetal body parts at the organization’s affiliates.

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News

Black Pastors Demand Smithsonian Remove Planned Parenthood Founder's Bust

E.W. Jackson led a group of prominent black pastors demanding the removal of Margaret Sanger's bust from the National Portrait Gallery, pointing to racist statements he said evoke "the same thought as Hitler."

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Commentary

The Feminist War on Family Science

The various arguments that three feminist "scholars" have made about family studies reveal an ideological blindness that is not open to reason and evidence.

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News

Ohio Conservative Builds a Farm Team of Future Leaders

Frustrated by the political establishment and career politicians devoid of principles, 26-year-old Adam Josefczyk set out to shake up Ohio politics by investing in its youth.

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Commentary

ACLU Files Lawsuit to Block School Choice for Nevada Children

The ACLU's lawsuit alleges that the school choice program "violates the Nevada Constitution's prohibition against the use of public money for sectarian (religious) purposes." Yet the funds go directly to parents.

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Commentary

Is the Fed Necessary?

The Fed's track record offers no evidence that the nation's appointed gurus of monetary policy can either spur real economic growth or halt economic downturns.

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Saturday
Aug292015

BAFC response to Federal Court ruling in LPNH v Gardner 

In 2014 the New Hampshire General Court passed a new restriction on minor party access to the general election ballot by prohibiting a political organization from collecting petitions before the election year. The Libertarian Party of New Hampshire filed a lawsuit challenging this new law. A similar law in Rhode Island was struck down in 2009 because the sole claim by the Rhode Island government was “reducing the number of 'false positives'.” In New Hampshire, that was the initial reason given for passage of the new law, however William Gardner changed the reasoning the rationale to prevent ballot clutter and to ensure that political parties have a current modicum of support.

 
On August 27, U.S. District Court Judge Paul Barbadoro upheld a 2014 New Hampshire law claiming “[the new law] imposes only a reasonable burden on ballot access that is outweighed by the State’s interest in avoiding ballot clutter.”
 
This is absurd! Richard Winger of Ballot Access News reports, “The New Hampshire party petition has existed since 1996 and only twice has any group ever managed to use it. It is one of the most difficult petition requirements in the nation, 3% of the last gubernatorial vote. Both times it was used, the party that used it, the Libertarian Party, took approximately a full year to get the job done. Now the circulation period has been cut in half.”
 
Here are some of the lowlights of NH ballot access over the past decade:
In November 2014, New Hampshire was one of only five states with a Democratic-Republican ballot monopoly for all the statewide offices (the others were California, Alabama, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania).
 In 2006, New Hampshire was one of only four states with a Democratic-Republican monopoly for all the statewide offices.
 And in 2004, Libertarian Party presidential nominee Michael Badnarik was on the ballot in every state except New Hampshire and Oklahoma. The only non-Democratic-Republican statewide candidate on the ballot in 2004 was Ralph Nader. New Hampshire is also one of only ten states in which the Green Party has not been able to place its presidential nominee on the ballot in any of the last three presidential elections.
 
The ruling also seems to completely ignore the fact that Republican and Democratic Party Presidential candidates are filing candidacy forms in the year before the election; however the Libertarian Party and other parties seeking ballot access are barred from circulating nominating petitions during that same time period.
 
One thing is clear, New Hampshire voters are being harmed when alternative candidates and the ideas they represent are kept off the ballot!

Darryl W. Perry
Founder, Ballot Access Fairness Coalition

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The Ballot Access Fairness Coalition seeks to reform the ballot access laws in the State of New Hampshire so that all candidates are treated equally for ballot access purposes.