The Militant Libertarian

I'm pissed off and I'm a libertarian. What else you wanna know?

Saturday, October 30, 2004


Today I went out to distribute fliers for a couple of candidates for office here in Utah. Only one of those candidates was a Libertarian, the other was a Constitution Party candidate. Both races were very close the last time around (two years ago, one of the incumbents won his office by only 86 votes) and pamphletering on behalf of another candidate could no doubt prove to change that incumbent's chances this year; by either swinging the vote or even getting our candidate into office instead.

In both cases, the time was well spent, I believe.

The other thing I did was attend a showing of "Unconstitutional," a documentary film on the effects of the USA PATRIOT Act and surrounding policies and legislation. It's a very well-made film and I highly recommend it. The group who sponsored it at this showing is the Underground Video Resistance. The film itself was sponsored by the ACLU.

Before the movie, a friend of mine and brother-in-arms against the Patriot Act, Reinard Knudtsen from the ACLU of Utah spoke for about ten minutes about the USAPA.

The Libertarian Party of Utah was there (Charlie Bonsall, the Executive Director, attended with me) and a couple of Ralph Nader supporters as well.

The film is great, but the attendance was, sadly, not very good. I suspect that holding the event on Halloween night had something to do with that, since many parties, trick-or-treating, and so forth no doubt took precendent for people. I know that a couple of people I invited to come couldn't because they were taking their children out trick-or-treating. I don't know any Jehovah's Witnesses, so I couldn't find anyone who didn't believe in Halloween to invite them.

Anyway, if you get the chance (they will be showing the film regularly, so check their website), I would highly recommend taking an hour or two out of your life and seeing this movie.

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Friday, October 29, 2004

Battleground States

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Tuesday, October 26, 2004


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Monday, October 25, 2004

Utah Freedom Activist

My article "Presidential Heroes" (blog entry of 10/14/04) was published in the Utah Freedom Activist Newsletter in this latest issue:

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Sunday, October 24, 2004

Minority Group Descriminates Against Candidates

The following is from a candidate for Governor of Utah who was NOT invited to attend a Meet the Candidate get-together put on by a "minority group" (despite being one of three candidates and being active in his candidacy). The hypocrisy and irony of this astounds me:


I just spoke at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center. I am a candidate for Governor of Utah. Just like my two fellow candidates, I have done everything necessary to place my name on the ballot. I should be the candidate for the Comunidad Latina because I believe everyone is equal. I believe everyone who desires to come to the United States should be welcomed. I do not believe in rejecting anyone for any reason. I refuse to discriminate.

Yet, at the meeting I was only allowed to speak for less than half the time given to my fellow candidates. I was discriminated against because I belong to a "minority" party. I was saddened that people who want to end discrimination against minorities would then discriminate against me.

I picked up a copy of your paper. On the front, you show the pictures of my fellow candidates, but you pretend I do not exist. How can you claim to stand for nondiscrimination of minority citizens when you are willing to discriminate against a minority candidate?

If I am elected Governor, I will work to end all forms of discrimination. I would hope that in the future you will practice nondiscrimination as well as you preach it.

You can learn about my candidacy on our party web page

I forgive you for not seeing me because I am a candidate on a minority party. I hope you will also forgive others in Utah who do not see you because you are a member of a minority group.

I hope someday we can all learn to treat everyone equally.

Thank you,
Muchas gracias,

Ken Larsen, Candidate for Governor
Personal Choice Party

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