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Independence for All

As a party of non-intervention and basically minding our own business, the Party of Commons thinks that Independence Day is a good day not only to celebrate and think about our nation's relative freedom, which is under severe stress these days, but to think about the right of sovereignty and independence as it relates to all nations, and the basic natural rights of individuals. Which is why it is time for our nation to withdraw troops from foreign countries where we are not bound by treaties or not in declared wars. Since the world actually does need some policing, let it come from a cohesive effort of all nations, paid for by all, in which our nation would play a role as one of many.

On another independence front, it is past time to release from American prisons those non-violent prisoners caught up in draconian sentencing from the so-called war on drugs.

On this Independence holiday, as well, may the Almighty watch over our troops in foreign lands and bring them home safely when…

Mark Stays Apace

Chairman Mark Greene visited the Municipal League of King County on July 1st for an interview in relation to his candidacy for King County Council. Mark was asked a number of questions, such as what was his related experience that would prepare him for the council position. Mark referred specifically to his career as a paralegal and to the satellite legal office near the Georgian-Alabaman border that he was in charge of while working for the parent corporate firm in Atlanta. Mark knows the corporate world as well as the world of labor, as both backgrounds give him a keen insight into the problems of our nation and helps him to stay apace in the election for council.

Post-script: The local press got their facts wrong, again. One report had Mark about 1500 votes down from the actual total that he received in the Secretary of State primary in Washington last year (Mark got 22,800 votes). The same report, much of which was a re-hash of their articles from '07 & '08, made it s…