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clystang
07-13-2015, 07:42 PM
I am Cory Lystang I am the Libertarian candidate in Yellowhead district Alberta. Let me introduce my self. I grew up on a cattle ranch just south of Mayerthorpe Ab where I was taught the values of hard work, respect, freedom and honesty. I now reside close to the ranch with my family. The low price of cattle at the time of my graduation drove me into the oil patch where I continue to work at present. I have always had a great passion for hunting, fishing and firearms. I am a current Canadian National Firearms Association member.
It has become extremely clear to me that our current government has lost touch with the reason that it exists. Redundant laws, huge spending and outright violations on our rights as Canadians with no apparent accountability had almost driven me away from politics. Until I stumbled across a party with a message that said everything I felt, less government, lower taxes and more freedom, The Libertarian Party of Canada.
“Liberty is pretty simple – don’t hurt other people and don’t take their stuff. When applied consistently you get a government that protects individuals instead of controlling and taxing them. If you are tired of big government and status quo politics you’ll find our party a breath of fresh air. There’s a reason we are the fastest growing party in Canada!” – Tim Moen Leader of the Libertarian Party

lone-wolf
07-13-2015, 07:59 PM
Welcome!

ROADGLIDE45
07-13-2015, 08:04 PM
Welcome Cory

Swampdonkey
07-13-2015, 08:42 PM
Has the Libertatian Party ever considered restructuring in the manner of the Tea Party? Such has been discussed on GOC at length.

It seems like Libertarians are pursuing an ideal rather attempting to satisfy a quota, much like Lexus is the Pursuit of Perfection, but they still produce models every year even though they aren't yet perfect. It looks like a different paradigm.

Welcome to GOC and thanks for your political involvement, and for regarding freedom so highly.

FALover
07-13-2015, 09:03 PM
Welcome to GOC! Politics is one of our more entertaining topics here!

clystang
07-13-2015, 09:22 PM
I look forward to a good discussion. Check out my face book page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cory-Lystang-Libertarian/380831992069640 . And my EDA page!! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yellowhead-Libertarian-Association/674106802720127

DOA
07-13-2015, 10:05 PM
Welcome to GOC Cory! It was great meeting you at the Poker Shoot, hope you found your banner.

Call-sign_ENIGMA
07-14-2015, 02:16 AM
Libertarian Party has my vote!

Doug_M
07-14-2015, 04:10 AM
Libertarian Party has my vote!

I'm not fond of their immigration and foreign policy platforms: https://www.libertarian.ca/platform/

Plus I don't want to see vote splitting on the right. We don't have the numbers the progressives/liberals do for that. I'd rather see people like clystang join the CPC and work from within that party to impart some Libertarian ideals and effect change from within.

kennymo
07-14-2015, 06:49 AM
I'm not fond of their immigration and foreign policy platforms: https://www.libertarian.ca/platform/

Plus I don't want to see vote splitting on the right. We don't have the numbers the progressives/liberals do for that. I'd rather see people like clystang join the CPC and work from within that party to impart some Libertarian ideals and effect change from within.

This. There is no way the Libertarians are in a position to form government, I'd be surprised if they took a single seat. All this has the potential to do is throw the NDP or Liberals a win, and then we can look forward to losing a heap more of those 'firearms rights' the Libertarians hold so dear. I've been looking at the numbers as well, an NDP or Liberal government is going to cost me somewhere in the realm of $3000 per year more, not including whatever carbon pricing scheme they come up with. I understand people who aren't perfectly happy with the CPC, I'm far from a fan of everything they do, but voting them out isn't much of a punishment....most of them will still get their pensions, maybe even bigger ones with the lefties at the helm. We'll be the ones stuck paying for the leftist ####show....

Oh, and welcome to the forum :D.

DOA
07-14-2015, 10:43 AM
I asked him about vote splitting and his response indicated he's hoping to take as many from the left with as pot smokers think their only option is Liberal.

Foxer
07-14-2015, 11:28 AM
I asked him about vote splitting and his response indicated he's hoping to take as many from the left with as pot smokers think their only option is Liberal.
No, the ndp supports dope too.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/cma-opposes-smoking-pot-mulcair-calls-it-a-personal-choice-1.1967587

TheHydrant
07-14-2015, 11:41 AM
I dig the Libertarian party, but I can't vote for them....yet. At least not here in Ontario. If the Conservatives had a sizable lead, which they don't, I could feel comfortable casting votes their way without fear of a Liberal or NDP win.

clystang
07-14-2015, 07:39 PM
Welcome to GOC Cory! It was great meeting you at the Poker Shoot, hope you found your banner.

Thanks I did

clystang
07-14-2015, 07:42 PM
No, the ndp supports dope too.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/cma-opposes-smoking-pot-mulcair-calls-it-a-personal-choice-1.1967587

At this point they (NDP) are saying anything to increase there chances. Socialism and freedom have no connection.

clystang
07-14-2015, 07:44 PM
I dig the Libertarian party, but I can't vote for them....yet. At least not here in Ontario. If the Conservatives had a sizable lead, which they don't, I could feel comfortable casting votes their way without fear of a Liberal or NDP win.

If you support us but feel we are not in the position in your riding that's fine help us out to get stronger!

clystang
07-14-2015, 07:48 PM
I'm not fond of their immigration and foreign policy platforms: https://www.libertarian.ca/platform/

Plus I don't want to see vote splitting on the right. We don't have the numbers the progressives/liberals do for that. I'd rather see people like clystang join the CPC and work from within that party to impart some Libertarian ideals and effect change from within.

The immigration policy is not what you think we want real hard working people to immigrate and will take steps to do so. No one wants leaches and we want Canadians to thrive first.

clystang
07-14-2015, 07:51 PM
I asked him about vote splitting and his response indicated he's hoping to take as many from the left with as pot smokers think their only option is Liberal.

Part of what I want to do is head off the NDP exodus. People who value their privacy hate C51 and are tired of the CPC I am an option and a better one than the NDP in my opinion.

clystang
07-28-2015, 08:14 PM
http://www.draytonvalleywesternreview.com/2015/07/27/cory-lystang-running-in-federal-election A recent article in Drayton Valley

walperstyle
08-13-2015, 04:20 AM
Cory is the man!

clystang
09-11-2015, 07:29 AM
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clystang
09-11-2015, 07:31 AM
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Baddog377
09-11-2015, 08:34 AM
I'm yet another person who finds your basic message appealing. As I am looking for a party more right of center than any of the current options. However the vote splitting concerns me.
I think a party that could combine the qualities of the conservatives and the libertarians would get a lot of support.

Foxer
09-11-2015, 10:14 AM
I'm yet another person who finds your basic message appealing. As I am looking for a party more right of center than any of the current options. However the vote splitting concerns me.
I think a party that could combine the qualities of the conservatives and the libertarians would get a lot of support.

We've discussed how this could be done at length before. The libertarian party could never be elected, and even if it did become more popular all it would do would be to split the vote just like the old reform/pc days. That would be a disaster for all of us.

Therefore - the logical choice is for the libertarians to take the 'tea party' approach and focus on electing CANDIDATES for the cpc. When a riding has a nomination process open, the libertarians should recruit a candidate that believes in their principles and help that candidate to win the nomination, then support them in the next election. What will happen is that the liberatarians will gain a lot of support WITHIN the CPC party without splitting the vote, and while they'll never be the gov't (but they wouldn't have been anyway) they can influence policy and stand a very strong chance of getting many of their ideals reflected in actual legislation and budgeting.

That's a real thing. The current thing they're doing is actually destructive and counter-productive.

clystang
09-22-2015, 07:23 PM
Radio Interviev with Danielle Smith https://www.dropbox.com/s/7u76sax6jrvqgo3/180915-1330-CoryLystang-Edit.mp3?dl=0

clystang
09-22-2015, 07:25 PM
Global news interview http://globalnews.ca/news/2233191/donate-to-alberta-libertarians-campaign-get-chance-to-win-gun/

Swampdonkey
09-22-2015, 08:56 PM
We've discussed how this could be done at length before. The libertarian party could never be elected, and even if it did become more popular all it would do would be to split the vote just like the old reform/pc days. That would be a disaster for all of us.

Therefore - the logical choice is for the libertarians to take the 'tea party' approach and focus on electing CANDIDATES for the cpc. When a riding has a nomination process open, the libertarians should recruit a candidate that believes in their principles and help that candidate to win the nomination, then support them in the next election. What will happen is that the liberatarians will gain a lot of support WITHIN the CPC party without splitting the vote, and while they'll never be the gov't (but they wouldn't have been anyway) they can influence policy and stand a very strong chance of getting many of their ideals reflected in actual legislation and budgeting.

That's a real thing. The current thing they're doing is actually destructive and counter-productive.

Isn't that the paradigm Libertarians fall into ideologically anyhow? The pursuit of an ideal, rather than the achievement of quota?

There's no definable point when we've achieved liberty, and it's not really applicable to all issues of government. It's not mutually exclusive with most other political initiatives; one may well be a libertarian, environmentalist, sovereingtist without contradiction.

Libertarian, Green, and Marijuana parties all ought to follow the Tea Party method, IMO.

Foxer
09-22-2015, 11:15 PM
Isn't that the paradigm Libertarians fall into ideologically anyhow? The pursuit of an ideal, rather than the achievement of quota? Well no, the method i described would allow them to achieve moderate success in applying their ideal, without actually moving us further away from it which is where we are at currently. They are currently syphoning off votes and money and resources from the political party most close to their ideals to the benefit of the party furthest from them. That is specifically working against their ideals. That is wrong.

What I propose is that instead they seek create significant influence over the party closest to them and use their org to enhance and improve that party's chances, thus giving them real say in what happens and minimizing the things they don't like. That way they achieve some of their goals, as much as possible given the political environment that we live in, and minimize the things they hate.

In time - if the country comes around to their style of thinking they would basically become the party in practical terms, with more and more supporting libertarian CPC candidates and perhaps even a libertarian cpc leader, and they would have achieved success. If however the country won't support their ideals enough to actually elect a libertarian party, they will still have significant influence and will be able to get some libertarian policy on the books.

It's literally doing the opposite of what they're doing now - helping instead of hurting.

lone-wolf
10-20-2015, 03:26 PM
You did pretty good. I noticed the CHP was usually behind ltn as well, and the greens weren't all that far ahead.