Thursday, September 07, 2006

Libertarian Party: 1; Ken Blackwell: 0

The Libertarian Party of Ohio won its lawsuit against Ken Blackwell, who abused his power as Secretary of State to prevent a REAL party for Smaller Government from getting on the ballot.

The 26 page court decision can be read here.

The court ruled that Ohio's ballot access laws (one of the most restrictive in the nation) violate the rights of free speech and free association of minor political parties, their candidates, and their voter/supporters. The court stated, on page 13, in its final judgement:

"There is an inherent constitutional tension between the rights of states to conduct and regulate elections, and the rights of political parties and voters to exercise their First Amendment rights."

Let's repeat that: Ken Blackwell, in his capacity as Secretary of State, worked to curb the rights of free speech and free association. As a leader of the State of Ohio's government, he actively worked to trample the rights of the citizens he was supposed to be serving.

He was almost successful.

C'mon all you Conservatives!! Tell me again how Conservatives believe in liberty and individual rights!! Tell me how Ken "Conservative" Blackwell is actually an ally of your freedoms!

You can't.

Ken Blackwell is an enemy of liberty.

Face it, Conservatives. Pull your head out of the sand.


Blogger Vache Folle said...

It's not sand their heads are in.

8:26 AM  

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