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.

Continued

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click link below for larger picture:

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