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

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!

Trustee and Liberty Candidate Doug Marks wants Concealed Carry in his Town

Carpentersville trustee wants conceal carry in town

Could conceal carry become the law of the land in Carpentersville?

At least one trustee hopes so.

Although carrying concealed weapons is illegal in Illinois, village Trustee Doug Marks has found what he believes is an exception to the law and says it’s legal to carry weapons, provided a certified owner has unloaded the firearm and placed it inside a fanny pack.

Village President Ed Ritter says Carpentersville has worked hard to clean up its image and that Marks’ proposal could undermine those efforts. Village Attorney James Rhodes is researching whether Marks’ proposal is legal.

Marks got the information from Conceal Carry, a group advocating for such. Marks doesn’t belong to the group but keeps track of what it’s doing.

In a letter from Conceal Carry, the group cites a 1997 appellate court decision from Champaign County in advising police to allow people to carry an unloaded firearm, ammunition magazines and a valid FOID card in a fanny pack.

Continued: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120304/news/703049891/


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

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/

My New Year’s Resolution to My Country – Help Ron Paul Get Elected!

By Gigi Bowman

President of http://www.liberty-candidates.org

My New Year’s resolution to my country. I will do everything I can to get Ron Paul elected and here is why:

Notice all this negative propaganda about Ron Paul only started coming out a week ago calling him a racist, anti-Semite etc, when the “right” saw they were losing in Iowa to the pro-peace, pro-freedom, Constitution and liberty loving candidate, Ron Paul. They had nothing else on him –he has never flip flopped or changed his convictions. He has stood by the Constitution and his oath of office for his 30+ years in office. So the media in coercion with those that OWN the media, do what they do best –they use negative propaganda to bring people down to have it their way. I think we’ve been through enough of this to know the game and how it’s played.

Ron Paul only gains supporters –he never loses supporters. Once you understand the message of our founders, of liberty and freedom you realize you must fight in order to keep America sovereign or in the end we will all lose –especially our children. We are broke. Our country is broken –yet we are supporting other countries militarily and monetarily while people in our own country can’t get jobs and lose their homes to foreclosure. Our roads and bridges fall apart while we rebuild those we bombed in wars we should not be having. The only one making out here are the war profiteers. They want to continue their cushy incomes so they will make sure to install those who will help them to do that. Apparently that seems to be the goal of all the candidates including the POTUS –all except for Ron Paul. Is it any wonder they don’t want him to win?  He is a man of the “people” NOT a man of the Corporations!

But the people are fighting back. I think the occupy movement proved that (or at least the beginning of the occupy movement before it was taken over by the very corporatist it was fighting against and the political hacks who wanted to use it for their own gain.)

I think the people are tired, hungry and verging on poor in this country. We need to begin again. These people running our country are crooks, traitors and obviously not doing what they are doing for the good of the people any longer (did we not just find out that Congressmen are ALLOWED TO INSIDE TRADE IN THE STOCK MARKET???).

We’re killing American citizens with drones –now you’re guilty and have no way to prove your innocence. Instead you are dead. NDAA, Patriot Act. Monsanto. Lobbyist. They are telling us what to eat, what medicine we have to take. Probing us at airports and radiating our children just to get on a plane to go to Disney World.

The people are fighting back and Ron Paul is the only choice we have left to make this country work before our monetary system collapses thanks to the biggest crooks of all –The Federal Reserve–the PRIVATE banking cartel that has robbed our children of their future.  Our legislators sit around fighting about how high to raise the “CREDIT” on what is seems is the limitless money supply because they can just print it up if they need it! So what if it’s not backed by anything….we’ll worry about that tomorrow!

None of the other candidates or the President are talking about these things. They want to keep things the way they are. They want to bring us back to the time of slavery. Our kids –sure they go to college and they take out loans to do it (because their parent’s can no longer use their homes as ATM machines) and they graduate and can’t find jobs because we no longer produce anything in this country –and they graduate in DEBT and can’t ever see a real future or buy a home or afford to have their own kids.

I lost a child to Big Pharma. They keep pushing anti-depressants and vaccines on our kids through the schools run by a “department of education” that pays administrators $400,000+ a year  but we can’t afford to keep our teachers or buy paper for the schools though our property taxes –which are so high that retired folks who own their houses outright still can’t afford to live in them! –yet in my State, NY, our Governor writes executive orders to grow our government with more “teams” who sit around getting paid to figure out how to save the taxpayers money. It’s almost comical it’s so absurd!

When my generation was growing up no one died from pharmaceutical drugs. Today it’s the norm. Who are our biggest lobbyist? Those that get the most “FAVORS” from those running the country? Big Pharma.  Amazing how many commercials and ads in magazines are those to push drugs on us and our kids.  Aspartame is killing us slowly. It is in almost everything we eat! It was pushed through by, yet again, someone who at the time was “running the country”. High Fructose Corn Syrup is in practically EVERYTHING on our store shelves –yet it’s born from GMO produced Corn. Again, lobbyist —MONSANTO…..

Do I need to keep going on?

We are a broken nation and we need to fix it. Vote for Ron Paul if you care about America. It’s our last chance and our last hope.  If you don’t believe me, take a look at some of the bills Ron Paul has tried to put through –they all seem to be about giving the American people more freedom FROM Government.

Make your 2012 Resolution to help Ron Paul take our country back and begin the big fix that we need…..  and while you’re at it, check out the Liberty Candidates who are running for office all over this country because of the inspiration of Ron Paul because one man can not do it alone!

We can’t keep going on this way.

CASIDA FOR CONGRESS TAKES ACTION ON NDAA

For Immediate Release

Contact: Steve Thompson

18 December 2011

Tel: (719) 369-0623

Email:   contact@casida2012.com

 

CASIDA FOR CONGRESS TAKES ACTION ON NDAA

Casida says that blatant violation of Bill of Rights is “Offensive” and “Inexcusable”

(Pueblo, CO) Tisha Casida, Independent candidate for the 3rd Congressional District of Colorado, has started to notify the sheriffs in Colorado’s district three about their duty to protect Colorado citizens against the federal government if federal law is violating the Constitution of the United States.

“The passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and its vague interpretation concerning ‘belligerent acts’ is of concern to all citizens,” says Casida.  She said that it is imperative that people understand that at this point in time, with the verbiage as is, any citizen could be detained without due process.  “This is a blatant, offensive, and inexcusable affront to the American people and our Constitutional rights,” says Casida.

El Paso County Commissioners and Sheriff Terry Maketa of El Paso County, Colorado, have recently introduced a resolution for their county that will protect their citizens from such violations.  Casida believes that the same should be done in each of the 29 plus counties that are in the third congressional district.  “County sheriffs are the law of the land and one of Colorado citizen’s final checks on unconstitutional acts of the federal government”.  She believes it is her job as a citizen and candidate to make sure that her constituency is aware of the role and responsibility of county sheriffs, so in addition to the letter being sent out, she is sending or hand-delivering copies of Sheriff Richard Mack’s County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope to every sheriff in the district.

The letters themselves and more information concerning the NDAA can be found on Casida’s website (www.casida2012.com).

Casida, a small business owner, was inspired to run as an Independent in the third congressional district after seeing the events of the 2010 election as well as her own encounters with local, state, and federal government.

“A nation of well informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved.  It is in the religion of ignorance that tyranny begins.” – Benjamin Franklin
FOR MORE INFORMATION visit: http://www.casida2012.com

Tipping Point by Tisha Casida, Congressional Candidate 2012

Tisha Casida is Congressional Candidate for Colorado’s 3rd District

Tipping Point

There comes a moment when the very last piece of a complex puzzle is put in place, when a snowflake falls and builds just enough weight to carry an avalanche, when the tectonic plates underneath the earth push to a point where something must break.

We are back after another week of touring around Colorado’s third congressional district with constitutional scholar, Michael Badnarik, and it is apparent that we are at this moment in our nation’s history.

Speaking with farmers, ranchers, small business owners, and concerned citizens, the Lighting the Fires for Liberty Tour illustrated some very important lessons.

1. We know that Washington, D.C. is broken, and we need a whole lot of new representatives in to support and educate the executive and judicial branches of government.  That means we need to support all liberty candidates at every level of government. (Have you seen Peter Schweizer’s book, Throw Them All Out?)

2. There are many things that “right” and “left” can agree on.  One of them, is that we should have more decisions that affect the American people being made at a local level where people in their unique, respective communities, can have a more direct, accountable, and transparent dialogue with people making and enforcing “rules” (sometimes referred to as the “law”, although the only true law is that which constrains government – and that document is known as the Constitution of the United States of America).

3. People are tired of politicians and lobbyists who are lining their own pocketbooks at the expense of the American taxpayer.  What people need and are looking for are representatives – citizen representatives that will go to Washington, D.C. to not make more laws, but instead, represent the people of a community so that we can start to create positive and sustainable changes that will reflect a constitutional, free-market Republic.

It’s simple.  Our country and communities need to find people with the integrity and gumption to stand up for what’s right and against what is wrong.  If we can do this in 2012, we will be making a huge difference for the prosperity and freedom of this great country.

Liberty Candidate Danny Panzella NY Assembly 2010 at End The Fed Houston

Danny Panzella, past Liberty Candidate for Assembly in Staten Island, NY; co-author of the book “How to Run for Office on a Liberty Platform” and organizer of Occupy the Fed NYC.

Danny has been seen numerous times on Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano and fighting for Liberty by calling for accountability from his own Congressman, Peter Grimm.

The Constitution v. Legislation by RJ Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is often said that there is not much the Office of the President can do to right the wrongs currently plaguing our Republic; I disagree. Precedent would argue that new legislation is required to repeal old. However, there is NO support for this notion anywhere in the Constitution. An unconstitutional Law is NO LAW at all and the President’s oath REQUIRES him/her to NOT enforce said measure. Moreover, given that the recent House vote failed to achieve the necessary 2/3 standard for override, the Constitution’s supremacy over all other legislation, the Patriot ACT’s obvious disregard for the 4th Amendment, the MANY unconstitutional provisions in Obama Care and in accordance with the oath of office found in Article II to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” I will not take care to execute the Patriot ACT or Obama Care since they are both most certainly unconstitutional. Furthermore, since Legislation in conflict with the Constitution cannot rightly be said to BE the Law, I would also remove from these two measures the Office of the President’s signature by way of executive order and if the Congress wants them back they would need to comply with Article I, Section 7 and pass them with a 2/3 vote.

 

But all of this talk about 2/3 votes to override, and the fact that the recent passage of the Patriot ACT got VERY close to the 2/3 needed from both the House and the Senate, brings us to consider the “political question” (and I use that term on purpose and will explain why later); If the President knows a Law passed over his veto by the 2/3 vote needed to do so IS STILL unconstitutional, it may well be the Law, but shouldn’t the President then simply refuse to enforce it?

 

Certainly the Constitution requires that the President “take care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” but when a Law, even one passed by a 2/3 majority conflicts with the Supreme Law of the Constitution itself which one should he/she take care to execute? The President is OATH bound to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States”; not so for mere legislation. Thus, on the books the Law passed by the super majority may remain for the next President to enforce; but if enough Presidents refuse to enforce the errant measure might this eventually push the Congress to fix what makes it unconstitutional?

 

By now some of your are screaming ‘yes but if any President did this the Congress would impeach him/her.’ Not so; the President may ONLY be removed from office by the Congress upon “conviction of, Treason, Bribery or other high Crimes…” So wouldn’t a President who’s greatest commitment belonged to the Constitution and the Republic be willing to stand up to the Tyranny of the Majority when it is made manifest and blatant as has been done with both Obama Care AND now the extension of the Patriot Act? NO WHERE in this sparring over the political question between the President and the Congress is it necessary for the Supreme Court to intervene if the President is upholding his/her oath. And if he/she is not the remedy is STILL NOT for the Supreme Court to USURP this power for itself as it did Judicial Review in Marbury v. Madison.

 

And now that the Supreme Court has been brought into the discussion I return to the “political question” mentioned earlier. The Supreme Court has held time and again that it will not involve itself in issues it considers turning upon the “political question” since these issues are supposed to be settled by VOTERS, We the People, NOT the Court. Moreover,  Judicial Precedent IS NOT our Supreme Law, the Constitution is. Judicial Precedent and Construction DOES NOT represent the will of We the People or our Consent to be governed, the Constitution does. So before you start quoting cases to me as if I was arguing before the court instead of before the highest authority in the land, that being We the People, I would ask you to recall that the Supreme Court broke the 5th Amendment to allow Slavery to continue. It did that again when it allowed Eugenics to be used upon us and again when it allowed all Citizens of Japanese ancestry to be sent off to internment camps. So you see, the Supreme Court is NOT the moral edifice to which so many offer it that deference…it is merely the third branch of a federal government all three of which have grown FAT and DRUNK off the power they have USURPED from We the People.

 

We should NEVER allow our consent to be governed to be infringed no matter what percentage of legislators in the Congress are willing to infringe it and we should certainly be prepared to support a Presidential Candidate running on a platform of checking legislative and judicial tyranny. Of course should the President, as has happened in the past, go too far with all of this, again We the People have the power of redressing THAT political question simply by voting him/her out of office at the next election and into office the opposing Candidate arguing to be the instrument of that redress.

 

Claiming that providing for the common Defense conflicts with the Constitution is nothing more than a lie told by tyrants to make us agree to the absolute despotism of a tyrannical government. Claiming that some Citizens MUST give up their earned wealth for the common good of other Citizens is another lie told by tyrants to make us consent to involuntary servitude. Fellow Citizens, it is well past time that we threw off these nefarious designs, tyrannies and usurpations of OUR POWER and elected a President who is actually prepared to conduct his/her office so as to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” as well as the Lives, Liberty and Property of We the People.

 

RJ Harris

Constitutional Libertarian

http://www.harrisforpresident.com

http://www.facebook.com/RJHarrisOfficial

Rj Harris Emerges as Front Runner in Libertarian Presidential Candidate Race

RJ Harris, Presidential Candidate for the Libertarian Party, takes 54% in poll at http://www.patriotpolls.com, a libertarian leaning website that features polls geared toward the liberty and freedom movement with weekly Q&A sessions from Tom Woods and Adam Kokesh and an upcoming session with another Libertarian Candidate, R Lee Wrights.  This is one of many polls that places Rj Harris in the front-runner position.  He recently won the Illinois Straw Poll during the State Libertarian Convention.

Rj Harris was a Liberty Candidate from his Congressional run in Oklahoma in 2012.  He is also co-author of the book “How to Run For Office on a Liberty Platform” written by Liberty Candidates with a foreword by Tom Woods and an introduction by Adam Kokesh. http://tiny.cc/5nxfo

The Libertarian Presidential Candidate will be chosen in early May 2012 at the National Libertarian Convention being held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Liberty Candidates Book Release at LibertyFest NYC on 9/10/11

A New Book Written by Liberty Candidates Inspired by Presidential Candidate Ron Paul to be Released at LibertyFest NYC on 9/10/11

 

 

Bringing liberty back to NYC for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 is a new book aimed at inspiring new champions of liberty and a fun party to showcase what liberty is all about!

“How to Run for Office on a Liberty Platform”, written by Liberty Candidates and edited by Gigi Bowman and Sally O’Boyle will have it’s opening release date on 9/10/11 at LibertyFest NYC!

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 01, 2011

“How to Run for Office on a Liberty Platform” is a collection of personal running-for-office experiences and anecdotes written by Liberty Candidates. The book’s official release will coincide with the start of LibertyFest NYC on 9/10/11 and will be available on Amazon.com following this event. You can visit the Liberty Candidates blog for additional book signings across the country.

Gigi Bowman and Sally O’Boyle, President and Vice President of Liberty Candidates edited and published this book which will hopefully inspire dedicated and freedom loving men and women across the country to run for office. Liberty-Candidates.org is an organization that vets and endorses candidates who are inspired to run for office by Congressman and Presidential Candidate, Ron Paul, and will defend the great American principles of individual liberty, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a noninterventionist foreign policy.

Many of the candidates and authors of the book will be at LibertyFest NYC on 9/10/11 including New York Times bestselling author of 11 books and senior fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Tom Woods, who is keynote speaker of the event as well as the author of the foreword for “How to Run for Office on a Liberty Platform”. Some of the other author’s of the book who will be in attendance are 2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidate RJ Harris; 2010 Congressional Candidate from New Mexico and author of the book’s introduction, Adam Kokesh; and 2010 Congressional Candidate and author from Wisconsin, Terri McCormick. Liberty Candidates who will be speaking are newly vetted 2012 Congressional Candidate for Chinatown, NY Dan O’Connor, as well as John Dennis, Congressional Candidate from California who ran against Nancy Pelosi in 2010, and Joe Kennedy, the Libertarian Candidate who ran against Scott Brown in the 2010 Senate Race.

LibertyFest is a gathering of liberty activists who believe the 10th anniversary of 9/11 it is the perfect time to bring liberty back to NYC. As stated by the event’s co-organizer and co-author of the book, Danny Panzella, “We will be honoring 9/11 heroes and victims, discussing philosophy, debating solutions to national political and economic challenges and having a great time while doing it!”

Speakers include Libertarian radio commentator Mike Church; Christina Tobin President of Free&Equal.org; Former Sheriff, Richard Mack, author, speaker and advocate of state and individual rights; Executive Director of the National Libertarian Party, Wes Benedict; Host of Freedomain Radio,Stefan Molyneux; and Journalist Scott Horton of AntiWar.Com among others

With over 25 speakers, the music of Jordan Page and the official release of “How to Run for Office on a Liberty Platform”, LibertyFest NYC is sure to bring a positive, energetic spirit of freedom to the Big Apple for the historic 10th anniversary observations of the 9/11 tragedy.

http://news.yahoo.com/book-written-liberty-candidates-inspired-presidential-candidate-ron-140241405.html

Coming Together for Liberty: Free and Equal to Co-Host Liberty Fest NYC

Free & Equal to Co-Host Liberty Fest NYC

Posted by Chris Edes on August 30, 2011 | No Responses

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New York City, August 30, 2011 – On September 10th 2011 liberty activists, authors, bloggers, artists and musicians from different political backgrounds and parts of the country will gather at Club Amnesia in West Chelsea, Manhattan to celebrate the cause of Liberty. It’s been hailed by some as “The Liberty Event of the Year”, but what isLibertyFest? The organizers of LibertyFest, four grass-roots activists, describe the event:

“LibertyFest is a building of coalitions from the entire spectrum of the liberty movement. We must come together if we are going to bring liberty back to our country. What better way to start rebuilding than to begin at the place where liberty was lost as we come together to bring it back on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 ,” says Gigi Bowman, co-organizer of LibertyFest and founder of Liberty-Candidates.org.

The event has drawn an impressive roster of speakers, including NY Times best-selling author and Senior Fellow of the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Tom Woods. Other speakers include voluntaryist philosopher, Stefan Molyneux – former Arizona Sheriff, Richard Mack – former Congressional candidate,  Adam Kokesh – Gary Franchi, founder of the RTR.org social network – and 2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidate, RJ Harris. In addition, many current and former candidates from Liberty-Candidates.org will be speaking and celebrating the launch of the first official book from the same organization, titled: How to Run for Office on a Liberty Platform.

This event is truly drawing people from all arenas, as stated by co-organizer, Ian Cioffi, “LibertyFest NYC is about bringing people from various political views together, under one roof, to discuss what we can agree on, and how to build from there. It’s an event for people who understand that both parties are to blame, and how we can go about fixing our broken political system.”

Co-organizer, Amanda Trbovich adds, “LibertyFest is about coming together and working with one another. We all have such different viewpoints and we all think very critically – not everyone is going to agree and that is healthy, it keeps us vigilant, as we were meant to be. This event celebrates the differences in the Liberty Movement and invites everyone to come together to share ideas on the best way to preserve our inherent human freedoms.”

Book signings, Liberty themed music & clothing, precious metals by Del Valley Silver and much more will be available in the vendor loft.

“We will be honoring 9/11 heroes and victims, discussing philosophy, debating solutions to national political and economic challenges and having a great time while doing it!” said co-organizer Danny Panzella.

LibertyFest NYC is being held at Club Amnesia: 609 West 29th Street New York, NY 10001 from 5:00 – 11:00 PM on September 10th, 2011. Organized and hosted on a grass-roots level by Liberty Activists: Danny Panzella (TruthSquad.tv), Gigi Bowman (Liberty-Candidates.org), Ian Cioffi (PatriotPolls.com), Amanda Trbovich (Trbobitch.com) and Christina Tobin (FreeandEqual.org). Sponsored and Co-Hosted by: The Free & Equal Elections Foundation – a non-partisan, non-profit public policy advocacy group dedicated to election reform and improving ballot access laws in the United States. Tickets, info and sponsorship & vending opportunities are available athttp://LFNYC.com.

Liberty Candidates Book Release at LibertyFest NYC on 9/10/11

On 9/10/11 at LibertyFest NYC http://www.lfnyc.com we will have the book Release of “How to Run for Office on a Liberty Platform” written by Liberty Candidates and edited by Gigi Bowman and Sally O’Boyle.

This will be your only opportunity to get your book signed by Tom Woods, Adam Kokesh and a host of Liberty Candidates who will be attending as speakers.


Our Authors Include:

North Carolina State Rep Glen Bradley

Senatorial Candidate for Florida 2010 Alex Snitker

2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidate and Candidates for Congress in Oklahoma 2010 Rj Harris

New Hampshire State Rep, Jenn Coffey

Gubernatorial Candidate California 2010 Chelene Nightingale

and many more!

Foreword by Tom Woods author of Rollback, Nullification and Meltdown.

Introduction by Adam Kokesh, Congressional Candidates NM 2010 and host of Adam vs the Man

 

Tickets on sale at http://www.lfnyc.com

Nuclear Iran? Not Likely, and Not Our Business!

David Andrew Gay

Congressional Candidate 2008, Endorsed by Ron Paul

 
 
 
 
 

David Gay addressing a 2009 Tea Party Rally in Rochester, NY. Telling a cheering crowd that it’s time to bring home the troops.

Nuclear Iran? Not Likely, and Not Our Business!

A friend of mine asks how we (Ron Paul and his supporters) can allow the theocratic government of Iran to have nuclear weapons. Here is my reply:

According to Dr. Paul (and I’ve known him to ALWAYS tell the truth and study historical context), current information from our own CIA indicates that Iran is still nowhere near having even one single nuclear weapon. Meanwhile, they are surrounded by thousands of nuclear nations that would immediately retaliate. Israel being the heaviest supplied of all nuclear nations after China, USA, and Russia. If Iran got one missile and fired it a Israel, they would be blown off the map in an heartbeat.

The fact that there is a current urgency to get Iran before they develop a weapon is just another scare tactic of the same war profiteers that got us into war in Serbia, Iraq, and Libya. There’s no threat to us right now, but we allow these people who will make money off of these invasions to convince us of the immediate urgency of military action.

For the conservative, Dr. Paul’s strongest basis for his argument comes from the fact that he uses Ronald Reagan as his example in his principles on foreign policy. Ronald Reagan didn’t attack the soviets, he talked to them and sought ways to influence them economically after their monetary system began to collapse at the end of the eighties.

I understand that the Iranian government is theocratic, but it’s people are actually among the most secular in the entire Muslim world, with many forms of Christianity widely practiced and protected by the government. This was the same in Iraq before we began the current Iraq war. Today, however, Christians are not allowed to practice freely in Iraq in many places, have been driven into hiding, exile, or have been killed. We don’t need to cause more strife for Christian communities who are living in relative peace.

One other important point that Dr. Paul makes about Iran is the fact that they have not invaded any neighboring territory in over 100 years.

The best thing that we can do in that entire region is close our bases, bring our troops home, end foreign aid (we give more than triple to Israel’s enemies in foreign aid money than we give to Israel), and stop all these sanctions and war propaganda.

Ronald Reagan himself said that one of the greatest things he ever did was to reconsider our role in the middle east by bringing our Marines home from Lebanon, and minding our own business in the rest of that region.

We truly can acheive more through peace and trade than we can through sanctions, bombings, and all out war. Besides, we’re in six wars already, and it was the Clinton doctrine that made us into the modern world police.

Fiscal conservatives whould also be concerned about the fact that we are completely bankrupt in this country, and any current and further war spending comes from printing new dollar bills at the Federal Reserve. How much longer will the dollar exist at this rate?

The Republican majorities of the mid-90’s were elected to end Clinton’s wars. Bush was elected to end Clinton’s wars. the 2006 Democrat majority was elected to end Bush’s wars. Obama was elected to end Bush’s wars. None of them have come through on fulfilling the will of the people.

It’s time to ignore the propagandists, bring the troops home, save our economy, and preserve our nation’s great name. Ron Paul is the man to do it all.

An American Politburo by Howard Houchen

An American Politburo

By Howard Houchen August 8, 2011

    Liberty Candidate for Congress 2010 Oklahoma District 2

An American Politburo has materialized before our eyes.  Yes, our Congress is the result of a two-party system (those Rs and Ds) and, on the surface, doesn’t fit very well with the one-party USSR system, but, let’s look at those little pesky things called facts.

Administrative actions are already replacing legislative acts as the primary governance mechanism.  Just examine the number of regulations emanating from the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Health and Human Services, etc, etc.  Unelected officials (unaccountable to the citizenry) all around this land are producing laws we must abide by, or face some form of punishment, without ever coming under scrutiny by those we elect to represent our interests (and to protect and defend the constitution of these United States of America).  By the way, governance is not government (as Americans know government).  Governance is, very simply, rule.

Many large- and medium-sized cities in America have formed Councils on Sustainability, Councils on Urban Development, Councils on Transportation, Councils on Economic Development, and Council, after Council, after Council.  Hmmm…most of these councils are appointed, not elected, here in America.

Just exactly what is a council?  The Russian term for council is soviet.  In the Council Union (the Soviet Union), rules were laid down by local soviets, regional soviets, and the national soviet.  Notice there is no mention of a state council.  Councils (Soviets) were responsible for regions.  Regions did not have political boundaries so, for all intents and purposes, you had regional governance, outside the political structure, unelected and unaccountable.

 

To read the rest of this article Continue to Original Publication at The American Thinker
http://www.americanthinker.com​/2011/08/an_american_politburo​.html

What One Liberty Candidate Can Do! Meet Glen Bradley NC State House

Bradley Bypassing Committee to Get His Jobs Bill Heard

Discharge petition could bring House Bill 587 to the floor tomorrow

By Sara Burrows

June 07, 2011

RALEIGH — Freshman Rep. Glen Bradley, R-Franklin, claims he has filed the only bill this legislative session that would create a significant number of jobs. But that bill may never get heard, unless the Ron Paul-styled lawmaker can gather signatures from 61 members of the state House before the end of the business day today.

In an email sent at 5 o’clock this morning, Bradley threatened to bypass Speaker of the House Thom Tillis, R-Mecklenburg, and Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell McCormick, R-Forsyth, who chairs a key subcommittee, and bring his bill to the House floor by petition. Bradley said would withdraw his call for a discharge petition — a process forcing legislation to get an immediate floor vote if the petition is signed by more than 50 percent of the members — if Tillis and McCormick would give the bill a “fair hearing” Wednesday.

House Bill 587, North Carolina Jobs Bill, got its first committee hearing last Wednesday, but the bill was not voted on. McCormick, who chairs the Commerce and Job Development Subcommittee on Business and Labor, must bring up the bill for a committee vote tomorrow or it would not reach the floor by the June 9 crossover deadline, killing it.

That’s why Bradley took the unusual step of considering a discharge petition. His email to Tillis, McCormick, and other members of the Republican leadership this morning underscored the differences between his jobs bill and others that have been filed this session.

As opposed to bills that will create “a few energy jobs here, a couple dozen infrastructure jobs there, and maybe even several hundred technology jobs,” Bradley claims H.B. 587 would create hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next few years by repealing regulatory burdens on businesses, particularly small businesses.

Pouring incentive money into one sector or another does not create jobs, Bradley wrote. Jobs come from providing small business owners the freedom to innovate and thrive without the stranglehold of rules and regulations.

Repealing rules

H.B. 587 directs the Office of State Budget and Management to conduct an annual review of every rule in the state. The OSBM would recommend for repeal rules not that did not pass a cost/benefit analysis, did not accomplish their purpose, or were no longer necessary. The regulations with a failing grade would get sent to the Rules Review Commission for further review. Then both agencies would recommend those the General Assembly should repeal.

While Bradley admits the process is arduous, he said it would become less daunting each year. There are more than 18,000 rules and regulations on the state’s books, he said. He hopes that number will become smaller and smaller each year.

The process will eliminate rules that are “obsolete, draconian, duplicative, cannot be understood by the people being regulated, or that have been bypassed by technology,” Bradley wrote.

Lifting licensing barriers

In addition to adding five new staff members to the Rules Review Commission, the bill creates a Legislative Study Commission on Occupational Licensing.

The commission is charged with identifying occupations for which licenses are required but not necessary.

The extra time and money it costs to get a license creates a barrier to entry into fields of work that don’t always require a formal education, Bradley said. Licensing laws often push out the poor, who might otherwise be self-employed.

Opposition

Environmentalists and the building industry expressed opposition to the bill at the committee hearing June 1.

Dan Conrad of the North Carolina Conservation Network was concerned that the bill disallowed state agencies from creating rules stricter than those required by the federal government, without the General Assembly’s approval.

The rules review process “is going to put a huge undue burden on agencies,” Conrad said.

Elizabeth Ouzts of Environment North Carolina said the legislature already has ample opportunity to review agency rules and that further review is unnecessary.

Ouzts also expressed fears that the state’s Clean Air Mercury rule, which is stricter than federal guidelines require, could be repealed. Bradley argued that a rule like that probably would not be repealed, but that it should be up to elected representatives to decide.

Lisa Martin of the North Carolina Home Builders Association said she was uncomfortable with the bill as drafted, but did not say why. She did say the building industry looked forward to working with Bradley on the bill and wanted to make sure it had a voice in whatever regulatory reform legislation moved this session.

In his letter, Bradley indicated opposition also is coming from within the legislature. He said McCormick said the bill is “too big” and that “it does too much.”

Adam Love, state director of Campaign for Liberty, is rallying grass-roots activists to contact their representatives and urge them to sign Bradley’s discharge petition, with the threat of kicking them out of office if they don’t.

“Republican leadership doesn’t want freshman Tea Party representative Glen Bradley to get the credit for a jobs bill,” Love wrote to Campaign for Liberty members. “They want to chop it up into little pieces and dole them out to senior Republicans in the House and Senate so they can get the credit.”

To Tillis, Bradley wrote:

“I may be a thorn in the side, but I have done everything in my power to cooperate and work with the House Republican Caucus towards the accomplishment of our common goals. Several times I have voted with the caucus against my better judgment (in issues unrelated to my fundamental principles), because I believed in the process that you had laid out for us, that I should cooperate to the best of my ability and my bills would get a fair hearing. Clearly, they have not.”

Bradley concluded the letter with a promise to withdraw the discharge petition in exchange for a “fair hearing” for H.B. 587.

Sara Burrows is an associate editor of Carolina Journal.