[Marxism] FW: Murphy and Ross for Congress in Pennsylvania

Mark Lause MLause at cinci.rr.com
Mon Dec 12 12:12:30 MST 2005


Gabe Ross is running as a Labor-Socialist-Green against Murtha and John
Murphy’s endorsement by the SP just came through by email.
 
It strikes me that this is the best radical approach for 2006.  This is
the only way to work now for the best possible result in 2008.  Forget
the squabbling mini-parties and try to combine to focus on the big
issues.  The stand these candidates are taking on the war is first rate.
 
ML 
 
-----Original Message-----
From: Labor_Party_of_the_US at yahoogroups.com
[mailto:Labor_Party_of_the_US at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of John A.
Murphy
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 1:02 PM
To: Labor_Party_of_the_US at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Labor_Party_of_the_US] SOCIALIST PARTY ENDORSES JOHN MURPHY
FOR CONGRESS
 
 
The State Committee of the Socialist Party of Pennsylvania has voted to 
endorse the candidacy of John Murphy for the U.S. House of
Representatives, 
16th Congressional District.

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE ON JOHN A. MURPHY

John A. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from

St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA (1968) and an MBA from
Drexel 
University in Philadelphia, PA (1978).  He is a former adjunct professor
in 
the MBA programs at Temple University, Rutgers University and St.
Joseph's 
University.  Early in his career Mr. Murphy was a high school history 
teacher and later worked for major companies like Michelin Tire
Corporation 
and a subsidiary of W. R. Grace.  For 14 years he was an independent 
management consultant.

Murphy is a member of the Green Party and one of the founding members of

the Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition.  Mr. Murphy plans to run for 
House of Representatives in the 16th Congressional District.  As part of

the 2004 Nader for President Campaign, he represented Mr. Nader in a
series 
of debates throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, delivered
extemporaneous 
presentations at press conferences and collected signatures in order to 
have Mr. Nader appear on the ballot in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Murphy was politically active in the early 1960s and was president
of 
the young Republican Club at St. Joseph's University.  The escalation of

the war in Vietnam caused a political rebirth for Mr. Murphy as he
became 
an active antiwar demonstrator during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Mr. 
Murphy's antiwar background however can be traced as far back as 1952
when 
he pulled a wagon filled with literature behind his father who was 
campaigning for the antiwar candidate Dwight David Eisenhower who
promised 
to bring our troops home from Korea.

Murphy lives in Chester County with his wife and two children.

POLITICAL AGENDA: POPULIST UNIFICATION

Although politically left of center Mr. Murphy's Congressional campaign 
will concentrate on areas that are important to all Americans and are 
championed not only by members of the Green Party but by members of the 
Socialist Party, Libertarian Party and Reform Party.  The following is a

list of Mr. Murphy's positions on some very critical issues.

* The invasion of Iraq was based on lies and our troops should be
brought 
home immediately.

* The invasion of Afghanistan was both an immoral and unconstitutional
and 
our troops should be brought home immediately.

* Torturing prisoners and holding them without due process in
Guantánamo, 
Abu Ghraib, the "black-site" prisons in Eastern Europe and elsewhere
must 
end immediately as must the practice of "special" rendition.

* The entire war on terrorism is bogus; the lies should be exposed and
the 
funds redirected.  The real causes of terrorist attacks against the
United 
States of America and its allies should be examined by an independent 
organization and those findings along with recommendations be made
public 
to the American people.

* The entire war on drugs is bogus; the lies should be exposed and the
laws 
should be changed appropriately.

* The USA Patriot Act is the greatest violation of civil liberties in 
American history and should be immediately repealed.

* The United States now quarters troops in 126 foreign nations.  Most of

these nations are friendly allies quite capable of providing for their
own 
defense.  The practice of quartering troops in other sovereign nations
must 
end.

* The practice of corporate welfare must be abandoned.

* "Corporate Personhood", based on the error of a law clerk in 1886,
should 
be admitted and the concept of corporate personhood should be abolished 
along with the entire corpus of corporate law.

For more information visit www.sp-usa.org/sppa/ and click on Campaign
'06; 
or go to www.johnmurphyforcongress.org/.
 
 



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