Liberty Candidates Great Patriot Money Bomb April 18 – 19 2013

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This is a Fundraiser to support Liberty Candidates across our great nation.

Liberty Candidates are our Last Hope for this country

Liberty Candidates are Candidates inspired by Ron Paul to lead our nation.

Please give whatever you can.

Donations go directly into the accounts of the candidates –no money is being made by our organization to promote liberty candidates.

You can read about the candidates on our website:
Libertycandidates.com 

 

Our List of  2013 Liberty Candidates:

Please click on their name it will take you directly to their donation page

California

Eusebio Preciado – State Assembly 38th District

Colorado

Matthew Hess – Governor

Florida

Adrian Wyllie – Governor

Illinois

David Earl Williams – Congress

New York

Gigi Bowman – State Senate District 5
Chris Garvey – Suffolk County District Attorney
David Andrew Gay – Syracuse Common Council District 1
Michael McDermott – South Huntington School Board 2013/Congress 3rd District

 North Carolina

Robby Wells – President 2016

Pennsylvania

Dale Kerns Jr. – Eddystone Borough Council
Ivan Glinski – Judge of Elections in Abington precinct 6-2
Matt Schutter – Penn Forest Township Supervisor

Virginia

Tyler Bamberg – School Board At Large Franklin County

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PRESS RELEASE: Introducing Same Side Entertainment

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Gigi Bowman / Same Side Entertainment
PO Box 9021 North Bergen NJ 07047
(917) 472-9853
info@samesideentertainment.com

For immediate release: Feb. 11, 2013

Introducing Same Side Entertainment

A new web based resource company focusing on liberty oriented speakers and entertainment debuted this week. Same Side Entertainment will feature a roster of prominent speakers and entertainment, all devoted to the message of individual liberty and freedom.

The new company founded by liberty singer Tatiana Moroz plans to offer a wide variety of services catering to educational and activist organizations, including booking keynote speakers, web promotions and event planning.

“Putting on an event of any size takes a lot of work.  We know this because the staff at SSE has over 50 years of combined experience in doing just that.  SSE is a service to help you ensure a quality event for your group or organization,” John Michaels, SSE’s Business Manager said.

Same Side will also provide a source for activists and liberty organizations to connect with well-known leaders in today’s growing movement for sustainable living, personal liberty, economics, and health freedom.

Keynote speakers on the roster include:

  • Tom Woods
  • Kevin Gutzman
  • Mike Church
  • Robert Scott Bell
  • Bob Murphy
  • Michael Scheuer
  • John Bush
  • Tatiana Moroz
  • Jordan Page
  • Bill Still
  • Gigi Bowman
  • Cat Bleish
  • Gary Franchi
  • Luke Rudkowski
  • and many more.

For more information, contact Sarah Hopkins at info@samesideentertainment.com.

Gigi Bowman interviewed by fellow Liberty Candidate Danny de Gracia

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Danny de Gracia is a political scientist and Liberty Candidate who lives in Hawaii. For more articles, interviews and to find out more about Danny, follow him on his official blog!


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LONG ISLAND, NY, January 23, 2013 ― The rallying cry of the Ron Paul Revolution has been a call to action for some of the most sincere and idealistic people from all across the United States. Many of them have no prior experience in politics but feel a heartfelt mission to make a difference in a world needing desperate change. One such woman is Gigi Bowman, founder of the Liberty Candidates organization which helps unite libertarian minded people of all parties to get their message out and win elections.

Since founding Liberty Candidates in 2009, Bowman’s organization has fielded hundreds of candidates and given their message a national forum to be heard and recognized.

Bowman, who is one of the Ron Paul movement’s most dedicated organizers, entered politics following the tragic loss of her daughter in 2003 to prescription medication. She has been a dynamic advocate for such controversial topics as pharmaceutical reform, GMO labeling and many other issues that candidates and parties are too timid to challenge. Taking her advocacy to the next level, Bowman announced last week her intention to run for office, seeking the New York State Senate seat for District 5.

Gentle yet every bit a courageous mother figure, Bowman wrote in an announcement e-mail to supporters, “I have watched as the loss of liberty has become more and more apparent … I am stepping up today to run for office because I cannot sit back and watch any longer as our beautiful country and the freedoms and liberties that our founders fought so hard for are diminished daily by political parties and administrations that are working against the people, not for the people. While we are struggling to afford what we hope are fresh, healthy food for our children, our legislators spend their days doing photo-ops, ribbon cuttings and running photo contests about our environment instead of educating us about what is happening to our community – most likely they don’t even know themselves!”

I sought out Gigi Bowman for an interview to discuss what her take was on President Obama’s new term and how national politics would affect her candidacy and state policy.

Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/making-waves-hawaii-perspective-washington-politic/2013/jan/23/gigi-bowman-interview/#.UQCToFJPkLN.facebook#ixzz2J6QHkWzM

Presidents Day Liberty Candidate Cherry Bomb February 18th!

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This is a Fundraiser to support Liberty Candidates across our great nation.

Liberty Candidates are our Last Hope for this country

Liberty Candidates are Candidates inspired by Ron Paul to lead our nation.

Please give whatever you can.

Donations go directly into the accounts of the candidates –no money is being made by our organization to promote liberty candidates.

You can read about the candidates on our website:
Libertycandidates.com 

 

Our List of  2013 Liberty Candidates:

Please click on their name it will take you directly to their donation page

Colorado

Matthew Hess – Governor

Florida

Adrian Wyllie – Governor

Illinois

David Earl Williams – Congress

Nevada

Erin Lale – Henderson City Council

New York

Gigi Bowman – State Senate District 5

 North Carolina

Robby Wells – President 2016

Pennsylvania

Dale Kerns Jr. – Eddystone Borough Council
Matt Schutter – Penn Forest Township Supervisor

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2012 Liberty Inspiration Award Sponsored by Libertycandidates.com

In honor of our 3rd Anniversary we are introducing the Liberty Inspiration Award.

“This is an award that will be given yearly to 5 people who showed positive effort and energy throughout the year in spreading the message of liberty. They did not have to run for office, but they did have to inspire others to step up, do something that helped to bring people together, or enlighten others by growing the liberty movement in some manner by taking on a leadership role of some sort or by creating a new platform for inspiration — whether it be media, news, music, or just speaking out in some way that may have brought about positive change.

Rules: Please email your nominations to hello@libertycandidates.com. Express why you think they should receive this award. Each person can choose up to 3 people. The comments will be listed with the winning names (anonymously if you wish; just tell me so). We will also list all Honorable Mentions and their letters as well.  This is not about winning –this is about honoring those who inspired you!

Please send all submissions to the email hello@libertycandidates.com; only these will be counted, not submissions listed on this event page or anywhere else.”  Also, I do not accept “form letters” that you write up and send to all your friends to nominate you so refrain from doing this. Each individually letter will be counted. Form letters will be counted once –so don’t bother!

The winners will be announced on January 1st 2013. Their names will be listed on the www.libertycandidates.com websites for a full year as “inspiring leaders of 2012. Submissions can be sent beginning 11/29/12 and will continue through December 30th 2012.

The award will go to the Top 5 vote-getters.

www.libertycandidates.com

- Gigi Bowman & Sally O’Boyle

Liberty Candidate Wraps Up His Campaign in a Great Letter

Hi all,

This is Rob Lombardo. I wanted to send out my thoughts wrapping up the 2012 campaign and looking toward the future. I’ve copied additional friends who may not be on the Libertarian Activists mailing list, but who are also lovers of liberty (FYI, those of you not on the list will not be able to reply to it but you can certainly respond to me if you would like). Forgive the length. I don’t go on like this a lot, so indulge me this once:

I’d like to begin by telling a quick story from the ol’ campaign trail:

After it became likely that the Libertarian Party would not gain ballot access for the 5th Congressional District race, I was encouraged to seek out the Independent Party nomination since they had the slot available. The chances seemed slim, as it was suspected that they would simply nominate the Republican, Andrew Roraback and their first order of business was to nominate the very anti-Liberty Rocky Anderson for President.

I saw an opening though. As Rocky Anderson gave a lengthy acceptance speech, rife with altruistic and utopian nonsense of a nanny-state government, he railed against the 2-party duopoly. This particular issue resonated, understandably and appropriately, with the Independent Party delegates. So I quickly tweaked my prepared remarks to bring in allusions to the 2-party duopoly as I tied in the Independent Party’s local successes to my strong support for federalism. Not to toot my own horn, but my speech was awesome, and I left the stage to a resounding applause. Senator Roraback followed with a dry oration with little, if any, substance. It was no more than a rambling “pretty please”. After the speeches, I actually thought I was in! But where things got all Twightlight-Zoney was when one delegate, a man who described himself as “libertarian” and who I chatted with beforehand with many agreements, actually forwarded the motion to nominate Senator Roraback! A delegate eventually moved to nominate me, amid the chairman’s repeated calls for “any other nominations”. It seemed like the delegate simply nominated me out of mercy to spare me the embarrassment of having no support at all. When the votes were tallied I was soundly defeated 15-3.

I couldn’t believe it! After my great speech and after all the ranting against the 2-party duopoly, the so-called Independent Party nominated a member of that very same system they jeered. The “libertarian” delegate found me afterwards and said that he just felt Senator Roraback’s name-recognition would “bring more attention to their party and help them keep ballot access”.

The reason I am telling this story is that, being the candidate, I had to smile and nod politely and be gracious in defeat. I couldn’t give this guy the figurative smack in the head he desperately needs. What’s the point of having ballot access if you repeatedly nominate another major party candidate, as the Independent Party did all across the state this year, and has done quite often in past elections as well? How does it help to break the 2-party duopoly if you prevent outside candidates from getting in the race? These questions drove me crazy and probably turned my face blood-red as he was explaining his pathetic excuse. But, I had to smile and nod, thank him for his consideration, and wish them all well.

What I really could have used, not so much after the fact, but circulating beforehand, was supporters. Supporters who, unlike the candidate, can get down and dirty in caucuses and mingling groups and point out how nonsensical some voters are behaving… even ones that describe themselves as libertarians! The candidate can’t be the bad cop. Think of the soon-to-be unemployed Congressman Joe Walsh of IL.

We have got to get more people involved to not only be candidates but to be these supporters too… get in the game! And these people have to come primarily from those receiving this email. There are spectators; there are cheerleaders; and there are those actually on the field. We do need more candidates, but if that is not your cup of tea, that is OK, just get out there. The sign-waving, the ‘Facebooking’, and donating money are things that I would call cheerleading. And that is not to diminish any of those things. We need them to continue and they are greatly appreciated. If they are honestly all you have time or ability to do, then by all means keep it up and we will be grateful. But if you can, and I have to believe there are more, GET IN THE GAME. Run for office or help out in the campaigns of those of us who are doing so.

I share Dan Reale’s frustration. The enthusiasm that some of us show when we are comfortably behind a keyboard can be multiplied if it is shown out there in the field. I am deeply indebted to the few who actually got out and helped me petition. But honestly, I had hopes of a lot more and was pretty disappointed with the actual “boots on the ground” support I received; with all the energy around Ron Paul, and the 5th district supposedly being Ron Paul’s best in the Constitution State, and me being 99% in line with Ron Paul. What happened? To get me on the ballot we ended up frantically draining our coffers to pay a collection of knucklehead mercenaries whom I wouldn’t trust to watch a sandwich… and we botched the filing anyway! It ended up being essential to get our senate and presidential candidates on the ballot but I find little comfort in that given the time I put in myself.

We need these boots on the ground. We need people engaged. Yes, we need your money too, but help us to put it to good use! If we have more candidates, then where offices/districts overlap we can piggyback off one another. If we have more supporters physically out there they can confront people like the “libertarian” from the Independent Party and push a little harder without creating a Joe-Walsh-YouTube-moment (well, don’t get that obnoxious either way).

And we most certainly need to start early. Given this year’s experience in petitioning; learning what to expect and how to identify locations, I am convinced that had I begun in May, I would have easily reached the target. Had I begun in March, I could have done it entirely on my own. I can recall days with good weather at the right place and the right time I was pulling in 20 seemingly good signatures per hour.

We need to plan, and with the added challenges of ballot access and being the severe underdog in any race, we must do it well in advance of the Republicrats. We need “ground games” and that is why we need more people engaged. A team of people can have a ground game. One person by themselves can only have an illusion and a hell of a lot of stress.

Personally I would really like to hear from people on this mailing who can pledge to actually get involved, beyond cheerleading. Even though we don’t know who is doing what yet, we have to know who will be on the field because before you know it, it will be time to get moving again.

Now as far as what to do: All of the above. There are some who believe we need to grow the Libertarian Party, and some who believe we change the Republican Party from within. Some think we should focus on low level offices and build slowly, and some think we need to go for federal office. Some think we can change trajectory before a massive collapse, and some think we need to just prepare. While it would certainly be beneficial to all be unified and working on the same page, that is just not realistic. So instead of debating what is better or what is worse, what will work and what won’t, while precious time slips by, we ought to accept that there will be differences of opinion and as long as our goal is liberty we ought to support one another. Maybe I think the changing the Republican Party is a waste of time, but if someone here is working on a town committee and pushing for a Republican Liberty candidate, I should still help out if I can. Maybe I think seeking federal offices are better for attacking the roots of the problems, but I should still help out state and municipal candidates. Maybe I think we have time to stop the impending disaster, but I should still support any related prepper initiatives. Let’s not bring each other down and waste time arguing about it.

So anyway, assuming certain things, such as me still living here, I still have my eye on the 5th District again for ‘14, and I am considering Brookfield’s Board of Selectmen for ’13. Who’s going to be on the field with me? What are you going to do? Even if it is a smaller project, a Board of Ed campaign, anything at all… if I can reasonably be of assistance, then count me in! But let’s hear about it!

In Liberty, For Liberty,

Robbo

Liberty is Local in 2013!

Calling all 2013 Local Candidates – Liberty is Local in 2013!

Run for office! Be the leader spreading Liberty in your community!  Bottom up!  Wake the dead!

Hand out red pills in your neighborhoods, towns and cities….

Liberty is contagious :)

We can all do it because it is NOW UP TO US!

Get ready because here we come……

Two Up-Coming Liberty Events Feature Gigi Bowman and Liberty Candidates

October 13th 2012 is Libertyfest III NYC http://www.lfync.com

This is the third year of this event produced by Ian Cioffi, that brings the Liberty Movement to NYC including Gigi Bowman and her Liberty Candidates past and present.

This year the guests include:

Author, Historian and senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Tom Woods
WPIX Chanel 11 NY Commentator, Lionel
Liberty movement Singer and Songwriters, Tatiana Moroz and Jordan Page
Libertarian, entrepreneur, and former Manhattan Madam, Kristen Davis
Founder of We Are Change, Luke Rudkowski
among many others!

Gigi Bowman, Founder of Liberty Candidates will be speaking along with Congressional Liberty Candidate for NY District 3  Michael McDermott.  Also among past and present liberty candidates who will be speaking are Danny Panzella of truthsquad.tv, Comedian Chris Cantwell, past Liberty Candidate who recently moved to New Hampshire to join the Free State Project and Adam Kokesh activist and commentator of Adam Vs. The Man 3.0

Tickets are still on sale and you can also get in on a raffle to win a magnificent one-of-a-kind guitar from the sponsor, Alumnisonic Guitar company which is owned by Liberty activist’ Ray Matter and Terry Little.

You can check it all out at www.lfnyc.com

The sponsors include Crankmycat.com and the NYC and National Libertarian Party!

 

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Liberty Candidates Constitution Day Fundraiser ~ September 17, 2012

Support 100% Certified Liberty Candidates!

This is a Fundraiser to support Liberty Candidates across our great nation.

Liberty Candidates are our Last Hope for this country

Liberty Candidates are Candidates inspired by Ron Paul to lead our nation.

Please give whatever you can.

Donations go directly into the accounts of the candidates –no money is being made by our organization to promote liberty candidates.

You can read about the candidates on our website:
Libertycandidates.com 

* These Candidates have signed the 10th Amendment Pledge 

✓ These Candidates have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

+  These Candidates were endorsed by Gary Johnson

Our List of  2012 Liberty Candidates:

Please click on their name it will take you directly to their donation page

Arkansas

David Pangrac – Congress 3rd District

California

John Dennis – Congress 12th District  

Colorado

Tisha Casida – Congress 3rd District 
* ✓ Matthew Hess – Douglas County Commissioner

Connecticut

Robert Lombardo – Congress 5th District

Florida

Calen Fretts – Congress 1st District 
+*✓ Peter Daniel Richter – State House District 106  
Bruce Ray Riggs – Congress 5th District

Georgia

Charles Gregory – State House District 34
Carter Kessler – State House District 118
Jonathan Smith – State House District 154

 Hawaii

Simon Russell – State House District 13

Idaho

Rob Oates – Congress 1st District 

Illinois

Doug Marks – State Senate District 33  

Indiana 

*Audrey Queckboerner – State House Distict 85

Iowa

Will Johnson – State Senate District 50


Kentucky

Craig Astor – Congress 2nd District
Chris Hightower – State House District 16

Maine

Aaron Libby – State House District 139

Maryland

Dean Ahmad – United States Senate
+  Muir Boda – Congress 1st District
Leo Dymowski – Congress 2nd District
Eric Knowles – Congress 3rd District

Michigan

Kerry Bentivolio – Congress 11th District                   
+✓ Scotty Boman – United States Senate 
David Dudenhoefer – Wayne County Commissioner District 2
Ray Kirkus – Berrien County Commissioner District 9 
Andy Sebolt – Oceana County Commissioner District 4
James Weeks II – State House District 47

Minnesota

Ben Blomgren – State House District 66B

Mississippi

Danny Bedwell – Congress 1st District

Missouri

Cynthia Davis – Lt. Governor
Robyn Hamlin – Congress 1st District 

Montana

Dan Cox – United States Senate 

New Hampshire

Jenn Coffey – State House Merrimack District 1 
Hardy Macia – Congress 2nd District
+Darryl W. Perry – Register of Deeds Cheshire County

New Jersey

Mick Erickson – Congress 10th District
Rob Witterschein – Congress 3rd District
Patrick McKnight – Congress 7th District

New Mexico

Jon Barrie – United States Senate
Robert “Burly” Cain – State House District 17
Gary Johnson – President of the United States

New York

Chris Edes – United States Senate
Michael McDermott – Congress 3rd District

North Carolina

Adam Brooks – Randolph County Commissioner District 5
Mark Hopp – Alamance County Commissioner 
Brian Irving – Congress 2nd District
Kent Wilsey – State House District 62 

North Dakota

Eric Olson – Congress At Large

Ohio

Scott Rupert – United States Senate
Robert Sherwin – State House District 57
Sean Stipe – Congress 9th District

Oklahoma

Rj Harris – Congress 4th District 

Pennsylvania

+Mike Koffenberger – Congress 4th District

Tennessee

Shaun Crowell – United States Senate
Thom Gray – State House District 4
Daniel Lewis – State House District 52
Arthur M. Thomas IV – State House Distict 121

Texas

Bruce Beckman – State House District 93
Michael Cole – Congress 36th District
+Zachary Grady – Congress 14th District
Dan Hawkins – State House District 99
Patrick Hisel – Congress 28th District 
+Ed Kless – State Senate District 8
John Jay Myers – United States Senate
Sterling Russell – State House District 15 
Steve Susman – Congress 22nd District
+Nick Tanner –  State House District 47

Vermont

*Robert Wagner – State Senate Addison County and Brandon

Washington

Eli Olson – Congress 2nd District 
Sam Wilson – State House 38th District

 

Why Big Business Candidates Usually Become Big Government Politicians

By Liberty Candidate 2011,

Daniel de Gracia

 

 

 

HAWAII, May 31, 2012 — As congressional candidates square off in primaries across America, one of the most frequently invoked justifications for choosing one party personality over another is “business experience.” We’ve all heard the campaign tagline a million times: “So-and-so’s years of experience in business will help turn around our government and put our nation back on track.” But does experience running a company really make a candidate more qualified for office?

Thinking Carefully About Policy and Profits

In the early days of the Republic, America was a sparsely populated, largely agrarian nation. Legislators often served short careers in office and usually introduced inchoate laws – that is, bills they expected to pass on an as-needed basis. Congressional workload was light to moderate, with most legislators using family members as staff and the topics which came before committees were ones which could be resolved with minimal technical experience.

Today, Congress is a vastly different institution from its origins. Immense expertise on a dizzying array of matters is in high demand as Congress insists on legislating increasingly complex matters ranging from domestic economics to international affairs to even advanced scientific research.

The rise of the “2,000-page bill” introductions along with an already confusing myriad of existing laws, regulations, agency traditions and licensing regimes often force legislators to depend on lobbyists and expert staff members to know what needs to be done. Amidst this chaotic environment, it is argued that a candidate with prior business experience will be the best to handle the so-called “gridlock” of Washington and serve America.

The problem, however, with candidates with business backgrounds – especially those with big business experience – is that running a company well is not the same thing as running a government. In a business, profit-seeking is the core of any successful company. While a company that expands its production and increases its profits may be extremely popular among shareholders, a government that increases its tax revenues and upgrades its operations using “business methods” is essentially becoming better at stealing from taxpayers and more efficient at bossing people around.

As the ancient Greek author Thucydides famously warned in History of the Peloponnesian War, “as the power of Hellas grew, and the acquisition of wealth became more an object, the revenues of the states increasing, tyrannies were by their means established almost everywhere.” Said another way: Want government to help you and your friends get rich? Then use government to rig the market!

Consider this: In a total free market absent any government, no taxes exist; therefore, where revenues minus costs equal profits, money made by businesses goes to paying wages (purchase of labor) and investing in more business (purchase of capital).

Since a free market also has no government-controlled central bank to artificially dilate or contract the money supply through interest rates, the amount of money in the market is relatively stable and combined with increasing efficiency of production, the more “free” a market is, the cheaper products get and ultimately, profits fall.

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The Ron Paul Effect – Bloomberg Lists all of Our Liberty Candidates

Bloomberg Business Week lists all of our Liberty Candidates running in 2012!  People flocking to the website to check out who these extraordinary candidates are!

Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who has said he’ll step down from office at yearend, has inspired a crop of candidates who are running for office on his libertarian platform.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-04-26/the-ron-paul-effect

 

Liberty Candidates in Bloomberg Business Week! “Ron Paul’s Torchbearers”

Liberty Candidates have made it into the big time!  Elizabeth Dworkin of Bloomberg/Businessweek has written a story including many of our liberty candidates like Karen Kwaitkowski, Tisha Casida, Calen Fretts and more!  Gigi Bowman met up with the author and some of our Liberty Candidates during Philly Phreedom, the Ron Paul Rally on April 22.  In the middle of a storm Elizabeth Dworkin might have found more Liberty than she’d imagined 4,500 people with umbrella’s in the rain to hear the Presidential Candidate who has brought so much inspiration to all the liberty Candidates :)

~Gigi Bowman, President of Liberty-Candidates.org;  libertycandidates.com

 

Ron Paul’s Torchbearers

 

 

By  on April 26, 2012

Karen Kwiatkowski, a Republican candidate for Congress in Virginia, rarely passes up an opportunity to scold Washington politicians about runaway defense spending, which she says is an egregious waste of taxpayer dollars that does little to make Americans safer. Halfway across the country, Tisha Casida, a Colorado Independent, says she’ll push to end the drug war and legalize marijuana if she’s elected to the House. In Florida, Calen Fretts, a Libertarian seeking to unseat a veteran Republican congressman, promises that if he’s elected he’ll begin working to abolish the U.S. Federal Reserve. “As people increase the size and scope of government,” Fretts says, “there’s got to be a few of us to resist it.”

These candidates have two things in common: All are long shots seeking office for the first time. And all were inspired to run by the same man—Ron Paul.

After 12 terms in the House, Paul, who is 76, says he’ll retire at year’s end. Though he gamely insists he can still defeat Mitt Romney and capture the Republican nomination, his presidential runs have always been about forcing other candidates, and the public, to pay attention to his libertarian arguments for eliminating most taxes, closing federal agencies, bringing U.S. troops home from overseas, legalizing drugs, outlawing official secrecy, dismantling the Fed, returning to the gold standard, and generally getting the government to get out of the way.

If forcing his don’t-tread-on-me, minimalist philosophy into the mainstream is the benchmark, Paul can claim victory and return to Texas a happy man. The professional political class may ridicule him as an eccentric kook leading a cantankerous army of potheads who invade chat rooms with ALLCAPS rants about government overreach. (And no doubt there’s something to that—the most worshipful Paul evangelists can be hard to stomach.) But listening to his rivals in the GOP debates demand that the Fed be audited and the Departments of Energy and Education be shuttered, it’s clear that many of Paul’s positions, once considered extreme, are now routine Republican talking points—and that his influence over conservative politics greatly outweighs his low poll rankings and back-of-the-pack primary returns. “I believe our time has come,” says Paul, who quickly tempers this uncharacteristic display of optimism. “It’s still going to be a knock-down dragged-out fight.”

continued:
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-04-25/ron-pauls-torchbearers#disqus_thread

Liberty Candidates Flag Day Fundraiser June 14, 2012

Support 100% Certified Liberty Candidates!

This is a Fundraiser to support Liberty Candidates across our great nation.

Liberty Candidates are our Last Hope for this country

Liberty Candidates are Candidates inspired by Ron Paul to lead our nation.

Please give whatever you can.

Donations go directly into the accounts of the candidates –no money is being made by our organization to promote liberty candidates.

You can read about the candidates on our website:
http://www.liberty-candidates.org/

* These Candidates have signed the 10th Amendment Pledge 

✓ These Candidates have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge

+  These Candidates were endorsed by Gary Johnson

Our List of  2012 Liberty Candidates:

Please click on their name it will take you directly to their donation page

California

John Dennis – Congress 12th District  

Colorado

Tisha Casida – Congress 3rd District 

Florida

Calen Fretts – Congress 1st District 
+* Peter Daniel Richter – State House District 76  
Bruce Ray Riggs – Congress 5th District
Don Stephenson – School Board, Land O’Lakes District 2 

Georgia

Charles Gregory – State House District 34
Martin Hawley – State House District 46

Carter Kessler – State House District 118
Jonathan Smith – State House District 154

 Hawaii

Simon Russell – State House District 13

Idaho

Rob Oates – Congress 1st District 

Illinois

Doug Marks – State Senate District 33 

Iowa

Randi Shannon – State Senate 34th District  

Maryland

+  Muir Boda – Congress 1st District
Eric Knowles – Congress 3rd District

Michigan

Kerry Bentivolio – Congress 11th District                   
✓ Scotty Boman – United States Senate 
Ray Kirkus – Berrien County Commissioner District 9 

Minnesota

Ben Blomgren – State House District 66B

Mississippi

Danny Bedwell – Congress 1st District

Missouri

Cynthia Davis – Lt. Governor
Jason Greene – Congress 5th District
Robyn Hamlin – Congress 1st District 

Montana

Dan Cox – United States Senate

Nevada

Erin Lale – Henderson City Council 

New Hampshire

Jenn Coffey – State House Merrimack District 1 
Dennis Lamare – Congress 2nd District
Frank Szabo – Sheriff Hillsborough County

New Jersey

Rob Witterschein – Congress 3rd District
Patrick McKnight – Congress 7th District

New Mexico

Jon Barrie – United States Senate
Robert “Burly” Cain – State House District 17

New York

Chris Edes – United States Senate
Michael McDermott – Congress 3rd District
Rick Witt – Congress 1st District

North Carolina

Adam Brooks – Randolph County Commissioner District 5
Mark Hopp – Alamance County Commissioner 
Brian Irving – Congress 2nd District
Robby Wells – President of the United States
Kent Wilsey – State House District 62 

North Dakota

Eric Olson – Congress At Large

Ohio

Robert Sherwin – State House District 57
Sean Stipe – Congress 9th District
William Yarbrough – Congress 12th District 

Oklahoma

Rj Harris – Congress 4th District 

Pennsylvania

Mike Koffenberger – Congress 4th District

Tennessee

Shaun Crowell – United States Senate
Thom Gray – State House District 4
Daniel Lewis – State House District 52
Tonya Miller – State house District 53

Texas

Michael Cole – Congress 36th District
Zachary Grady – Congress 14th District
Patrick Hisel – Congress 28th District 
Ed Kless – State Senate District 8
Sterling Russell – State House District 15 
Steve Susman – Congress 22nd District
Nick Tanner –  State House District 47

Utah

Casey Anderson – State Senate 28th District (incumbent)

Vermont

*Robert Wagner – State Senate Addison County and Brandon

Washington

Eli Olson – Congress 2nd District 
Sam Wilson – State House 38th District

Wisconsin

Brandi Lefeber – Assembly 3rd District

Liberty Candidate Glen Bradley Endorsed by Ron Paul!

  • Our R3VOLUTION is growing by leaps and bounds!

    Today, I’d like to endorse – and urge you to vote for – Representative Glen Bradley for North Carolina State Senate District 18 in the May 8 Republican Primary.

    Like you, Glen firmly believes in our founding principles of individual liberty, free markets, sound money, and constitutional government.

    A Marine Corps veteran, he’s never once wavered in his convictions during his time in the State House – even when it meant standing against his own Party.

    When Washington bureaucrats attempted to take over our entire food industry, Representative Bradley fought against them by introducing the Farmer’s Freedom Protection Act.

    On every single issue – from guns to taxes to unnecessary regulations on small businesses to REAL ID – Representative Bradley has courageously fought Washington’s attempts to force federal rules and regulations on the good folks in North Carolina.

    In fact, because of his efforts, he’s considered one of the leading advocates for using the Tenth Amendment to block federal regulations.

    He’s also considered one of the leading advocates for sound money in the country, introducing legislation in North Carolina to allow silver and gold to once again be legal tender and speaking out on this issue on national TV.

    If you agree that we need more principled men and women like Representative Bradley in office, then I hope you’ll agree to vote for Glen – and make a generous donation to his State Senate campaign if you can.

    Glen doesn’t have – nor want – the special interest lobby funding his campaign.

    He’s not a career politician. In fact, Glen was never involved in politics at all before he was inspired by my 2008 presidential run.

    Instead, Glen is a true Patriot who is fed up with the corruption in government – and wants to do something about it.

    And since the special interest lobby knows he’s running to put the brakes on their Big Government gravy train, you can be sure they’re going all out to defeat him during the upcoming May 8 Republican Primary.

    That’s why Glenn is counting on good folks like you – who truly value individual liberty and freedom – to help him lead the fight against Big Government in the North Carolina State Senate.

    You can do that by voting for Glen in the May 8 Republican Primary – and by contributing to his campaign.

    Like Glen, I know what it’s like to take on the entire political establishment.

    I’ve been doing it for more than 30 years now.

    I’m confident that – with the help and support of folks like you – Glen has a great chance of becoming the next State Senator in District 18.

    So please, help Glen fight the political establishment by voting for him for the State Senate on May 8 and by making a generous donation to his campaign.

    You won’t be disappointed you did!

    For Liberty,

    Ron Paul

    P.S. I’m proud to endorse Representative Glen Bradley’s campaign for State Senate, and I hope you’ll vote for him in the Tuesday, May 8 Republican primary and make a generous contribution to his campaign.

    Glen firmly believes in our founding principles of individual liberty, free markets, sound money, and constitutional government.

    Please help Glen Bradley fight for liberty in the State Senate by voting for him and by donating to his State Senate campaign.

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    Glen Bradley is a Republican candidate for State Senate in District 18. Restore the Constitution.

    Glen Bradley is a 2 time Liberty Candidate at www.libertycandidates.com and one of the authors of the book “How to Run for Office on a Liberty Platform” for sale on Amazon.com

LibertyChat.com Presents Liberty Candidates Extravaganza!! Tuesday April 17th

Tomorrow, Check out this lineup at LibertyChat.com!!!!

 

It’s the Liberty Candidate Extravaganza and it’s starring these amazing and brave Liberty Candidates who have stepped up to run for office on the Inspiration of Ron Paul!

8:00 – 8:30
Robert Wagner – State Senate 2012 Vermont
Eric Olson – Congress at Large 2012 North Dakota
Tammy Blair – State Senate 2012 Texas District 3
Adam Brooks – County Commissioner 2012 North Carolina Randolph County District 5
8:30 – 9:00
Robyn Hamlin  – Congress 2012 Missouri 1st District
Marc Scaringi  – United States Senate 2012 Pennsylvania
Randi Shannon  – State Senate 2012 Iowa District 34
Kent Wilsey  – State House 2012 North Carolina District 62
Kerry Bentivolio – Congress 2012 Michigan 11th District
9:00 – 9:30
Delia Lopez – Congress 2012 Oregon 3rd District
Mike Peterson – State House 2012 North Dakota District 42
Shaun Crowell – US Senate 2012 Tennessee
Robby Wells  – President of the US 2012 Constitution Party
9:30 – 10:00
Tom Woods 
http://www.tomwoods.com/
10:00 – 10:30
Scotty Boman – Senate 2012 Michigan
Jenny Worman  – Congress 2012 California 28th District
Rj Harris  – Congress 2012 Oklahoma 4th District
10:30 – 11:00
Karen Kwaitkowski – Congress 2012 Virginia 6th District
Don Stephenson  – School Board 2012 Florida District 2
Glen Bradley – State Senate 2012 North Carolina District 18
Read about the candidates beforehand at
www.liberty-candidates.org

Ask them questions.  Give them a hard time! Know you mean business :)   We trust that you’ll want to donate to them in the Liberty Candidates Great Patriots Money Bomb following the event! http://gigibowman.com/2012/02/23/liberty-candidates-great-patriot-money-bomb-april-18-19-2012/

Check out the Liberty Candidates book at Amazon.com  Introduction by Tom Woods written by Liberty Candidates. Edited by Gigi Bowman and Sally O’Boyle
http://www.amazon.com/How-Office-Liberty-Platform-Liberty-Candidates-org/dp/146378144X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334592259&sr=8-1Don’t miss this!

And if you know any Liberty Candidates –have them check out the application at www.liberty-candidates.org

See You Tuesday Evening at 8pm!

Liberty-Candidates.org, A Sought After Stamp of Approval in the 2012 Election

Apparently the media is starting to take notice that being listed as a Liberty Candidate is an important stamp of approval in the 2012 election.   Being listed as a Liberty Candidate, voters know what they’re getting when they check them off on the ballot!

Many 2012 Candidates Seeking a Particular Website’s Stamp of Approval

This year there seems to be an added step to the process of running for political office. That step is seeking the stamp of approval from Liberty-Candidates.org.

What started off as a small mom & pops website run by Gigi Bowman & Sally O’Boyle in 2009, has now blossomed into election HQ for those seeking support from the politically educated. Liberty-Candidates.org prides itself on not asking which political party you belong to when applying, but rather what your political beliefs are. Supporters of the website tend to be very knowledgeable of the U.S. Constitution, monetary system, & foreign policy.

In local politics the 2012 political season has just started but Liberty-Candidates has already been flooded with interested candidates. Over 30 candidates have gone through the Liberty-Candidates.org litmus test.

continued:  http://libertychat.com/2012-candidates-seeking-a-particular-websites-stamp-of-approval

Many Liberty Candidates Named as Possible Successors to Ron Paul’s Seat

The legacy of Ron Paul: Who will fill his House seat?

Two time Liberty Candidates, Floyd Bane and William Yarbrough, Past Liberty Candidate, John Dennis and first time Liberty Candidates Karen Kwaitkowski and George Harper named as possible successors to Ron Paul’s legendary seat in the House.  Needless to say we know we’re doing something right at Liberty Candidates :)

RICHMOND, February 29, 2012 – Whether Ron Paul wins the White House in November or not, one thing is for certain; he is not coming back to the House of Representatives. This leaves many wondering who will take up the mantle for liberty after the good doctor has retired.

The obvious choice is Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Ron Paul’s son. Michigan congressman Justin Amash is probably the closest to Dr. Paul in the House. There are, however, others who have been inspired by Dr. Paul’s example and have a good chance at making a splash in congressional elections this fall.

continued: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/political-pro-con/2012/feb/29/legacy-ron-paul-who-will-fill-his-house-seat/

Nullify the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

Nullify the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)

By Tisha Casida

Both Political Parties in Washington, D.C. are completely out of touch with the people.  The Republicans and the Democrats are discussing and passing legislation that should never have even be a talking point on the floor of the Congress, let alone law.  They took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution and look at what they have done!  Are they trying to “protect us” or is something more sinister going on?  Conspiracy is certainly on the minds of Americans these days as both parties support and pass unconstitutional and yes, treasonous legislation against the American people.  What is happening?

WE MUST stop them!   I am talking about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  Anyone who reads this assault on us is asking “WHY do we need this type of law”?  How is it that they think we need this?  What are they not telling us?  We all like to call our elected officials ‘stupid’ at times but I am certain they are not stupid enough to not have a plan and understand what is going on here.  Why does this have so little opposition from either party?  Why is it not talked about in our “main-stream” news media?

Enough!  Every state, county, and city must draft legislation to nullify this unconstitutional declaration of war against Americans.  They can’t even call it a war against terror anymore because they just declared “us” the American people terrorists, extremists, committing “belligerent acts”.  They clearly have drawn the line, it is our elected officials against the American people.  How is this possible?  Why would they do this?  Check out the actual verbiage (Title X, Subtitle D, Sections 1021 and 1022 – Page 81 of 371) and you decide.  It is now WAR – they provoked and declared it.

Our founding document The Constitution of the United States of America means nothing to them anymore or they would not have drafted or passed this treasonous act.  They have failed to uphold their oath of office.  So do we follow them or follow the Constitution?  The Constitution warns against what they have done to us and clearly states what is necessary for “we the people” to protect ourselves from the disastrous effects of power freaks, cowards, and dictators.  Read the bill and decide for yourself.

We can combat all of this in a non-violent way.  But you must get off the couch and put down the TV remote.  Americans have become complacent and think it’s all gonna be okay.  Time to walk the walk and stop screaming at the television which goes on deaf ears and does nothing to empower yourself.  This is exactly why I am running for Congress – to protect our liberty and freedom from an oppressive government.  Every state has the opportunity to fight back and I am fighting for Coloradans.  This is not a “sky is falling message”, this is real and in force since New Years Eve 2012.  You have already lost your liberty and freedom, it is just not enforced yet.  Elect me to restore your liberty and freedom and stop this egregious act against YOU and all of us.  I stand for you and all of Colorado, I will not stand down.  I got off the couch, please join me. http://www.casida2012.com/ndaa/nullify-the-national-defense-authorization-act-ndaa/

Please support our efforts to educate America about the NDAA and the Enemy Expatriation Act, please consider a donation to our campaign.  Every bit helps!

Obama’s New Defense Plan: Is it right for a war weary America?

by Liberty Candidate, Danny de Gracia II


HAWAII, January 14, 2011–The Obama Administration’s new defense strategy as outlined in the sixteen page document Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities For 21st Century Defense has defined the first and primary mission of America’s military as “Counter Terrorism and Irregular Warfare.”

But in an era where Osama bin Laden is dead and nearly ten years have passed by since the al Qaeda attacks of 9/11, is Obama’s blueprint the right plan for a war-weary America? In America’s military service academies and war colleges, the ancient strategic wisdom of Sun Tzu’s famed Art of War is still taught for its timeless advice on command and tactics.

“[I]f you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle,” Sun Tzu writes, and says further “to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.”

Sun Tzu also presents an interesting economic warning about prolonged war: “if the campaign is protracted, the resources of the State will not be equal to the strain. Now when your weapons are dulled, your ardor dampened, you strength exhausted and your treasure spent, other chieftans will spring up to take advantage of your extremity. Then no man, however wise, will be able to avert the consequences that must ensue.”

As America experiences continued fiscal challenges in the form of a rising national debt and a weak economy, these warnings almost perfectly describe the condition of our military and country. History demonstrates that the correct course of action for a declining power is not to commit to fighting a global war in search of peace but rather to seek to avert conflict altogether through a combination of shrewd diplomacy and a well-equipped military that can strategically deter both small and large aggressors alike.

This wisdom was the default posture of the United States for most of the Cold War, especially in the early post-WWII years when America’s policymakers realized that her enemies abroad could quite easily seek to whittle her into exhausting conflicts by starting flashpoints around the world.

In a January 1954 address to the Council on Foreign Relations, Eisenhower’s Secretary of Defense John Foster Dulles remarked, “If the enemy could pick his time and his place and his method of warfare – and if our policy was to remain the traditional one of meeting aggression by direct and local opposition – then we had to be ready to fight in the Arctic and the tropics, in Asia, in the Near East and in Europe; by sea, by land, and by air; by old weapons and by new weapons.”

Instead, the solution offered by Dulles and others throughout the Cold War was to provide America’s enemies with an absolute assurance that initiating aggression against the United States would be met with overwhelming response.

While Obama has been compared by conservative critics to Jimmy Carter, the presidential election year memorandums of the Carter Administration draw sharp contrast to today’s new defense outline. In July 1980, Carter issued Presidential Directive 59 in which his vision of American defense meant “it is necessary to have nuclear (as well as conventional) forces such that in considering aggression against our interests any adversary would recognize that no plausible outcome would represe

continued: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/making-waves-hawaii-perspective-washington-politic/2012/jan/14/will-obamas-new-defense-plan-work/