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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Waddya Mean, "Forbid Candidates"?

Dan, the reasons I chose that subject line include:
  • Many of us would hope that when a candidate addresses an issue on which he disagrees with the LP Platform, he first identify the Platform's position, and then state his disagreement with it.
  • Some radicals use the Platform as a bludgeon against candidates who don't fully agree with its most extreme positions, such as (in the old Platform) personal secession, immediate non-enforcement of tax laws, and privatizing all streets/pipes.
  • The Bylaws say that the national party can support our presidential ticket only if "their campaigns are conducted in accordance with the Platform of the Party".