Seated Congressman Kerry Bentivolio Has Endorsement Withdrawn from Liberty Candidates

We would like to preface this to say this has not been an easy decision and one that took us many months to implement.  ~Liberty Candidates Team

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Dear Representative Bentivolio,

Liberty Candidates would like to convey our disappointment concerning
your voting record since being in office. You ran on a liberty platform,
promising to buck the status quo. Your actions, however, indicate you
have changed your position.

You voted “Yea” to H.R. 325, allowing an extension of the debt ceiling
as part of a compromise package in lieu of withholding the pay of U.S.
Representatives. Representatives who continue to fail our nation and
leave our federal government without a much-needed years-overdue
constitutionally-required budget again! The kicker is that it’s no
compromise at all: you all will be paid, you just may have to wait for it.

The concept behind initiatives such as “No budget, no pay” is to remind
legislators that the needs of the public come before the needs of
Congress. The “No budget, no pay” initiative should have easily passed
without a debt ceiling compromise because it was desired by an
overwhelming majority of the people. Not only that, the trade-off serves
only members of Congress, allowing them another chance to slide without
making tough decisions.

When the people’s support for a specific initiative is leveraged by
Congress to accomplish an agenda as unconstitutional and self-serving as
raising the debt ceiling, it is an insult to both the people and the
process.

The Liberty Candidates team has discussed your votes from the very
beginning. We wanted to see if perhaps you were just getting your feet
wet and would turn around. Yet, you did not: you voted for Speaker
Boehner. You called yourself a Reagan Republican, specifically stating
you are not a “Ron Paul person.” You voted to raise the debt ceiling
despite a clear mandate from the people. Your recent vote in favor of
the Monsanto Protection Act made it crystal clear you are NOT a Liberty
Candidate.

The intent of Liberty Candidates is to endorse candidates who support
the Constitution above all else. Those who see the Constitution as
negotiable are refused endorsement. Once elected, a Liberty Candidate is
expected to adhere to the principles set forth by Dr. Ron Paul, outlined
on our homepage.

You have deviated from these principles, Representative Bentivolio. Your
Liberty Candidates’ endorsement is hereby withdrawn.

Gigi Bowman and the Liberty Candidates Team

 

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Four Liberty Candidates Win Their Primaries!

The Michigan, Missouri, Washington Liberty Candidate Primary Report:

FOUR Liberty Winners!

liberty head and torch The Michigan, Missouri, Washington Liberty Candidate Primary Report: FOUR Liberty Winners!Liberty took FOUR seats in yesterday’s primaries!!!! Congratulations to Andy Sebolt and Kerry Bentivolio in Michigan; Cynthia Davis and Robyn Hamlin in Missouri. On to victory in November 2012! Please support these liberty candidates for that victory. Click on their names to go to their page — you’ll see a donation link right there handy.Our liberty candidates — all of us — are fighting a well-financed machine. If we want liberty in our lifetimes, we need to start putting our money where our hungry mouths are.

Unfortunately, Liberty lost four possible seats: one in Michigan — David Dudenhoefer, one in Missouri — Jason Greene, and two in Washington: Eli Olson and Ike Eichner.

A Liberty Candidate Grows Roots for All of Us!

Thank you all for running! If you didn’t win this time, we’ll look for you next time. Liberty Candidates make all the difference to the Liberty Movement and now you know the ropes. Never give up — the rest of us clearly need to work harder on our end!

Keep us posted on what’s next for you. How can the liberty movement capitalize on what you’ve started in your state, your county, your town? Thank you again for stepping up to the plate.

Blessings on us all.

Gigi and Sally

Posted by Sally on 8 August 2012