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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Random Shots for Saturday, 22 October 2016

Filed under: Random Shots — mikewb1971 @ 11:59 PM (23:59)

Today in history

Comments I’ve posted

  1. Posted to Galaxy2

    I’d run my car’s engine in an enclosed space while doing shots of bourbon. The drugs would be alcohol and carbon monoxide.

  2. Posted to Facebook

    If they’re Romney / Bush Republicans, hopefully AS MANY AS POSSIBLE.

  3. Posted to Facebook

    Basically, the proposed amendment gives more power to state and local government for a flimsy-at-best justification.

    Government’s only excuse to exist is to protect the lives and liberties of its constituents. Governments have a proven 5,000 year track record of doing a lousy job in that mission, and quite often, government officials deliberately act against that purpose.

    Libertarians have NO business advocating for making government bigger, more intrusive or more expensive. There are plenty of Democrats and Romney / Trump / Bush Republicans chomping at the bit to do exactly that.

  4. Posted to Facebook

    The ticket isn’t upside down at all. We’re Libertarians, not Democrat Wannabes.

  5. Posted to Facebook here and here

    Massachusetts Romneycare being applied federally by Obama is all that is.

  6. Posted to Facebook

    If there wasn’t a Libertarian running for Governor of New Hampshire, Weld’s donation(s) to Chris Sununu wouldn’t have been an issue at all. But since Max Abramson WAS nominated as the Libertarian candidate for the same office this year, those donations were an act of treason against the Libertarian Party.

  7. Posted to Facebook

    Most libertarians and a good bit of conservatives have the attitude of “what’s mine is mine, what’s yours is yours” where life, liberty, property, money, etc., are concerned.

    Most apologists for victim disarmament, on the other hand, have the attitude of “what’s mine is mine, what’s yours is negotiable (and ultimately mine)” towards everything.

    Hence the anti-gun-owner bigots’ playing fast and loose with facts where “debates” on gun rights are concerned.

  8. Posted to Galaxy2

    First, I agree about Johnson being more of a Democrat than a Libertarian. His running mate is even worse. I've been in the LP since 1994, and active in the LP of New Mexico since 1996. It looks even worse from the inside.

    Second, can't argue there, but that won't stop Hillary from trying to cheat her way to the White House. It doesn't help Trump that the lamestream snoozemedia is ninety-plus percent in the bag for her — like two ticks conspiring on finding the best hiding spot on your pet.

    Third, never underestimate the Democrats and Democrat-wannabes (some call the latter "Republicans") — very few contests have been lost by overestimating the opposition.

Listening / Reading / Watching

  1. Hot AirWhat Bill Weld actually said about focusing on Trump by Taylor Millard
  2. PoliZette at LifeZetteHillary’s Libertarian Problem by Brendan Kirby
  3. Ulysses 31
  4. Strike Back
  5. The Dark Knight
  6. Ali Almossawi – The Big Five US Trade Book Publishers
  7. AOL News / VarietyAdult film star accuses Trump of sexual misconduct by Ted Johnson
  8. The Federalist5 Reasons Football Fans Are Losing Interest In NFL Games by Zachary Abate

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[LPNM+] Why I Oppose the New Mexico Denial of Bail Measure, by Freddie Joe Nichols III

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 11:36 PM (23:36)

Why I Oppose the New Mexico Denial of Bail Measure

Coming up on the ballot on November 8th is a ballot measure called, New Mexico Denial of Bail Measure, Constitutional Amendment 1. The measure’s goal is to allow police time to investigate dangerous crimes while keeping the defendant locked up by denying them bail. It definitely sounds good at face value, “to protect community safety.”

To be fair, the measure attempts to fix a few issues that we have currently like removing the portion that requires people who were previously convicted of 2 or more felonies to automatically be denied bail of 60 days after incarceration if they are accused of another crime, and also ensuring that non-violent offenders can be released even if they don’t have the financial means to post bail. These changes would definitely be great wins in terms of due process, but there’s more.

The measure removes the limit on how long the state can deny an individual bail. So, if a judge deems someone who has been accused of a crime to be a “danger” they can deny them bail indefinitely. Let me say that a different way. If someone is accused of a crime and hasn’t had a trial to prove their innocence or guilt, a judge can still decide that they are dangerous and keep them locked up forever. The idea that a judge, or any state agent for that matter, can decide to keep an individual imprisoned forever just because they think that individual is dangerous is a major violation of due process. I’m sure during the American Revolution, King George III would have claimed all of our Founding Fathers were dangerous and imprisoned them forever if he were given the chance.

This measure, as with most measures, has some good and some bad. In my opinion the bad outweighs the good, and we will have better opportunities to address these issues going forward. Anytime I see “to protect community safety” at the beginning of a bill I start looking for the rights they are trying to infringe on this time. I can’t in good conscience vote for something that has the potential to allow the state to indefinitely detain a person who has not been tried by a jury of his / her peers and convicted of a crime. I will be opposing New Mexico Denial of Bail Measure, and I encourage each of you to do the same.

In Liberty,
Freddie “Joe” Nichols III
Candidate for NM State Representative District 54


FOR FURTHER REFERENCE

  1. Nichols’ campaign site
  2. Nichols’ candidate Facebook page

NOTES

  1. Approximate reading level – 14.2
  2. Reposted –
    1. Personal blogs and micro-blogs – App.net / Diaspora* / Ello / Facebook [page / profile] / Gab / Galaxy2 / Google Plus / seen.life / Tea Party Community / Twitter / VK / WordPress.com
    2. Libertarian Party –
      1. New MexicoBlog / FB page / FB group
      2. Chaves County, New MexicoBlog / FB page
      3. Eddy County, New MexicoBlog / FB page
      4. Otero County, New MexicoBlog / FB page
    3. Albuquerque Liberty Forum Facebook page
    4. New Mexico Dissent and Expose Facebook page
    5. The Weekly Sedition Facebook page
    6. Vote the Air Facebook page
    7. Vote Dumpster Fire Facebook page
    8. New Mexico Libertarians Facebook group

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