New Jersey Libertarian Party

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Kaplan Chooses Lieutenant Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kenneth Kaplan announced today that he has chosen John Paff as his Lieutenant Governor. Paff has chaired the New Jersey Libertarian Party’s Open Government Advocacy Project for the past 5 years. Praising his work in that capacity, Kaplan said, “Paff has served as a watchdog for New Jersey citizens, assuring that the workings of local government are properly recorded and made available for public scrutiny.  If we are elected, I will appoint him as Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, where his expertise on local government will stand New Jersey residents in good stead. He will only draw one salary.  There will be no double dipping in a Kaplan administration.”

Paff is a 1979 graduate of Rutgers University, where he majored in economics. He was president of City Line Insurance, Inc from 1979 – 1988, and currently manages rental real estate.  A resident of Franklin Township for the past 23 years, he  has been a member of the Middlebush Volunteer Fire Department in Somerset for 17 years and has been president of that fire company since 2008.  He and his wife, Diane, are the parents of 2 children.

Said Kaplan, “I cannot be happier that John has agreed to be my running mate. I have admired his long time volunteer work on behalf of open government in our state, and I am excited about what he would be able to do as the head of the Department of Community Affairs.

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NJ Jewish News Article on Ken Kaplan

At his desk in Parsippany, Kenneth Kaplan reviews talking points for his Libertarian Party campaign for governor.

At his desk in Parsippany, Kenneth Kaplan reviews talking points for his Libertarian Party campaign for governor.

Photo by Robert Wiener

Libertarian candidate’s fusion of Right and Left

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Ask Kenneth Kaplan why he is the Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor of New Jersey and he’ll tell you he’s a “child of the ’60s” who “believes in individual liberties.”

In the category-defying case of the Libertarian Party, those range from doing away with most taxes and opposing gun control to approving same-sex marriage and legalizing the medical use of marijuana.

“Most Republicans and Democrats would say they believe in individual liberties, too, but they really don’t,” Kaplan said as he sat in his real estate office in Parsippany.

“They believe in bigger government that controls more and more of what we do, and I don’t believe in that. I believe in voluntary relationships between individuals rather than relationships imposed by the government.”

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Petitioning 101

The hardest part of petitioning is overcoming the self-consciousness about doing it. Once you decide to get started, the rest is easy.

What You'll Need

    1. A properly filled out petition. Get the name(s) of the candidates right. On the "party or party principle" line, put "Libertarian Party."
    2. A ball-point pen. The ideal one that will write easily on non-horizontal surfaces, such as a Papermate Power Point. But a trusty Bic is okay.
    3. A clipboard.

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    Ken Kaplan Nominated for Governor

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    NJ Libertarian Party Nominates Kenny Kaplan for Governor

    New Brunswick, NJ - On Sunday, the NJ Libertarian Party State Committee unanimously selected Kenneth Kaplan to be the party’s candidate for Governor. Born in Newark, the 61 year old Kaplan grew up in West Orange but currently resides in Parsippany. He is a graduate from Brandeis University and NYU Law School. For twenty-two years, he was associated with the Archie Schwartz Company but currently serves as President of KenKap Realty Corp., a company he founded after a six year term at Edgerton Realty.

    As Governor, Kaplan’s priorities are to phase out the state income tax and reduce the size and cost of government. Addressing affordable housing is one way he plans to solve this problem. Kaplan offers a creative solution to the decade’s long quest to create affordable housing in New Jersey.  He wants the state to enact legislation to supersede local zoning ordinances, removing zoning barriers.

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    Start Your 2009 Campaign Today!

    When one election is over, the next one has already begun.  Operation ELECT-US is a program by the Libertarian Party to recruit as many candidates as possible for winnable local offices in 2009.

    In odd numbered years, most elections are local and quite a few of them take place in the spring.  For example, filing deadlines for local elections have already begun in Maryland, and take place in Illinois in December.

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    Register as a Libertarian

    If you are already registered to vote, but have not declared a party, download this form. Fill it out and mail or deliver it to your county board of elections listed below.They do not accept faxed copies!

    Atlantic

    Board of Elections
    Historic Court House Complex
    5903 Main Street
    Mays Landing, NJ 08330

    Gloucester

    Board of Elections
    PO Box 352
    Woodbury, NJ 08096

    Ocean

    Board of Elections
    Court House Annex
    129 Hooper Avenue
    Toms River, NJ 08753

    Bergen

    Board of Elections
    One Bergen County Plaza
    Room 310
    Hackensack, NJ 0760

    Hudson

    Board of Elections
    595 Newark Avenue
    Room 303
    Jersey City, NJ 07306

    Passaic

    Board of Elections
    401 Grand Street
    Room 123
    Paterson, NJ 07503

    Burlington

    Board of Elections
    49 Rancocas Road
    Room G-22, P.O. Box 6000
    Mount Holly, NJ 08060

    Hunterdon

    Board of Elections
    Permanent Registration Office
    P.O. Box 2900
    Flemington, NJ 08822

    Salem

    Board of Elections
    94 Market Street
    Salem, NJ 08079

    Camden

    Board of Elections
    6991 N. Park Drive
    Suite 109
    Pennsauken, NJ 08109

    Mercer

    Board of Elections
    640 S. Broad Street
    PO Box 8068
    Trenton, NJ 08650

    Somerset

    Board of Elections
    Administration Building
    20 Grove Street
    P.O. Box 3000
    Somerville, NJ 08876-1262

    Cape May

    Board of Elections
    10-12 Mechanic Street
    P.O. Box 5000
    Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210

    Middlesex

    Board of Elections
    777 Jersey Avenue
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    Sussex

    Board of Elections
    83 Spring Street
    Suite 305

    Newton, NJ 07860-2080

    Cumberland

    Board of Elections
    555 Shiloh Pike
    Bridgeton, NJ 08302

    Monmouth

    Board of Elections
    300 Halls Mill Road
    Freehold, NJ 07728

    Union

    Board of Elections
    271 North Broad Street
    Elizabeth, NJ 07208

    Essex

    Board of Elections
    Hall of Records
    465 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
    Fourth Floor, Room 411
    Newark, NJ 07102

    Morris

    Board of Elections
    PO Box 900
    Morristown, NJ 07963-0900

    Warren

    Board of Elections
    Court House
    413 Second Street
    Belvidere, NJ 07823

     

    League of Women Voters Questionaire

    Jason Scheurer's campaign released the following questionaire from the League of Women Voters. They thought that everyone would be interested in reading his responses to their questions. Enjoy!

     

    1.)    The No Child Left Behind Act is set to be reauthorized in 2009.  What kind of reforms, if any, will you be advocating during the legislative process? 

    I will not reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act.  Just like most of these government experiments, this has failed miserably relative to the costs.  This is just another bureaucratic, paper-pushing, government failure that is designed to convince you that the federal government can fix an already broken education system.  Why not instead have each child be worth a set dollar amount?  For example, $7,000 per child and allow parents to shop around for the very best school program or home-based learning option in the market. Only by increasing competition can we fix our government-run, broken schools.

     

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    Bob Barr and U.S. Internet Surveillance

    At last night's excellent event at Luciano's, Bob Barr addressed (among other things) how the United States intercepts and reviews emails based on whether the interceptor reasonably believes one party to the communication is outside of the country.  For this and other reasons, many do not trust the privacy and security of email and electronic communications, because the United States government intercepts, stores, and reviews those communications.

    The principal reason the Unites States government has this ability is because most Internet traffic in the world is routed through the United States.  An article in tomorrow's (Aug. 30, 2008) New York Times addresses the current free-market response to the U.S.'s invasion of privacy:  more Internet traffic is now being routed outside of the United States, and businesses and companies are aggressively building Internet infrastructure outside of the United States.  While certainly some amount of development outside of the U.S. is inevitable, I have no doubt that the U.S. has lost some amount of commerce because its government does not respect the privacy of communications through the Internet.

    And, it also increases the ability of true enemies of the United States to hide their Internet communications from legitimate surveillance techniques (e.g., those performed pursuant to a warrant issued by a judge that is based upon a showing of probable cause).

    I Have Had Enough!

    Fellow patriots,

    Last week, a Republican Party official filed a lawsuit in the State of Pennsylvania to keep the Libertarian Party off the ballot in November. Basing the lawsuit on a substitution technicality the merits of the case are scheduled to be heard September 4, 2008 in Philadelphia. After collecting over fifty thousand signatures and an enormous strain on our manpower and monetary resources I must ask the question, when is enough, enough. We know they don't want us in the debates, but if they will fight tooth and nail to keep us off the ballot it begs the question what type of government would they run if elected. We must begin to take a stand and let them know this will no longer be tolerated. For the next two and a half months we have our opportunity to unite and send a message this is no longer acceptable. So what can you do?

    Start by joining Bob Barr and Jason Scheurer at Luciano's at 1579 Main Street in Rahway, New Jersey, this Thursday beginning at 8PM as we simulcast our message across the country. We will be joined by Wayne Root in Denver as he reports on the Democratic convention as well as others around the country. Make your voice heard.

    In Liberty,
    Lou Jasikoff
    570-877-1716

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    Message from National LP

    From the Libertarian Party:

    A text message arrived at my phone this morning announced that Democratic Senator Barack Obama had selected Delaware Senator Joe Biden as his running mate.  I looked at it, said, "No surprise there," and went back to sleep.

    After all, there isn't much to Biden that the public doesn't already know.  He's a career Senator with more than 30-year history of being a "Congress critter." Biden is not only a part of the political establishment, he's a senior member of it!

    In fact, Biden has only spent four years working in the private sector after graduating from college. 

    As our acting Executive Director said, Biden's pick was "predictable and typical."

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