Big Freeze forum

The Big Freeze: We Shall Not Forget

Who made billions off the Big Freeze disaster while we were freezing in our homes? Don’t be surprised if the Legislature tries to bury the bodies on this one, and it becomes the central issue in the 2022 election. Voters will not forget, especially millions of independent, non-aligned Texans who can swing elections in the not-so-great state of Texas. You’re gonna love this! Moderator:  Mark Miller Speakers (in order):  Virginia Palacios, Paul Robbins & Bill King Resource experts will be[…]

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Let the Games Begin

Join LIV’s Zoom Call

Join LIV’s Zoom call, Wednesday night, March 10, 7 pm. Send us a note to info@independentleaguetx.org with your name, phone and city or county. Or give us a call at 512.213.4511. Wednesday Night’s Topic: Election and Energy Reform in the Texas Legislative Session, how LIV is redeveloping, a new party forms in Texas. Note: LIV is non-partisan and does not endorse parties or candidates. Professor Mark Miller came up through the oil fields to become a UT-Austin Faculty member and[…]

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Voting for Texas Railroad Commissioner

Voting for Texas Railroad Commissioner Though the Texas Railroad Commission was established in 1891 to regulate railroads, the last remnants of the Commission’s responsibilities over railroads were transferred to the Texas Department of Transportation in 2005. In spite of its misleading name, the Commission’s actual authority and jurisdiction is over the oil and natural gas industry, pipeline transporters, the natural gas and hazardous liquid pipeline industry, natural gas utilities, the LP-gas industry, and coal and uranium surface mining operations. The[…]

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Mark Miller, LIV Advisory Committee

Electing Electors, Mark Miller

Once again, we thank Mark Miller for this wonderful article, “Electing Electors.” Mark is a retired professor of Petroleum Engineering. But you likely remember him when the top major Texas newspapers endorsed him when he ran for Railroad Commission in 2016 — on the Libertarian Party ticket. He was the most qualified, by far! Mark also sits on the LIV Advisory Committee mainly focusing his efforts on election reform. As we enter our far-too-lengthy presidential election season, the political class[…]

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The world turns May 20

LIV Newsletter, July 2019

If you think it’s time for an independent political movement, outside the parties of war, cronyism and corruption, join us already, y’all! Become an LIV Member Today. ►Much has been said about Ross Perot’s passing but little from his grassroots. That’s us at the League of Independent Voters who got up close enough to find long-lasting appreciation and love for the imperfect Ross Perot. They – the insurgents – never are perfect. But the timing of his death was so[…]

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Let the Games Begin

Let the Games Begin, Mark Miller

Let the Games Begin When it came to ballot access for independent and minor party candidates, the 86th Texas Legislature’s hypocrisy, ignorance, and gamesmanship were clearly on display. This is not surprising. Our elections statutes that apply to anyone who is not a Democrat or Republican is of little concern to those who represent us – except when they impact their chances of gaining or retaining power. Our esteemed legislators were clearly looking over their shoulders at the 2018 election[…]

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Chinatown (the movie) or The Shining, San Antonio election reels in uncivil discouse

San Antonio election like Chinatown (the movie) without the sex BUT with the mayhem.

New LIV Board Member, San Antonio architect, Ellen Berky, is hilarious. This is what she said about the debate going on in San Antonio on citizen propositions A, B and C: “The real estate lobby and its henchmen in the public realm have the city so thoroughly divided it’s like Chinatown (the movie) except without the sex and mayhem. Actually, strike half of that. We have got the mayhem – just not intelligent and informed debate.” What is happening in[…]

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