The Ron Paul Revolution, Trump and I

by Gigi Bowman

I have to go back to this time period in my life because I keep getting criticized by people who call themselves libertarians or independents or by many of my brethren from the Ron Paul Revolution –that I am no longer for liberty because I am a Trump supporter.

How wrong you are….

You see, I was lured into the liberty movement by America Freedom to Fascism and 9/11 Truth and the death of my daughter of which today is the day she killed herself 16 years ago, but I digress….  Throughout those years I learned very deeply about the DEEP STATE from people like Alex Jones and Ron Paul and many independent journalist and kids with guts that went out there looking for the truth….  Ron Paul was a congressman for 20 years! He ran for President many times! But he DID NOT WIN…he never won. And nothing was going to save us from what was coming; what we knew was coming….

We ended up with 8 years of Obama and the smell of stench grew stronger –Fascism aka Corporatism was the norm, loss of privacy, expansion of the TSA, we got it all!  But we were also now privy to information like OpenSecrets.org and knew exactly who the deep state was and who was taking money from the military industrial complex and big agriculture and big pharma.  Many of my friends were running for office including myself on a LIBERTY platform. We were against the Fed and Corporatism. We wanted to see Industrial Hemp become legal and we wanted to see an end to wars…. and NONE Of that was going to happen if Hillary suddenly became President in 2016!  None of it! And we were ready for the most dangerous family in American history to take back the White House…. We had already been battered for 8 years with Obamacare and more endless wars and Monsanto poisoning our earth and getting a Protection Act and being head of the FDA and our heirloom seeds being sold down the toxic river (can you imagine this actually happened in those 8 years!!!!).  We used to laugh that our politicians should wear suits with the logos of the corporations they represent.  WE KNEW!  We were woke! And we knew what we were in for with 8 more years of Hillary…. we knew who she owed and what she had done and what she would do.  Clinton Cash.  The Clinton Foundation for Thievery etc…  WE KNEW!

And suddenly a miracle occurred. A man who wasn’t a politician and just a successful capitalist businessman won the White House instead….and we felt a reprieve…. like we could suddenly breathe again….

 

We knew he was far from perfect but he gave us hope and perhaps….some time, to fend off the cabal we had learned about and maybe get some of our own people into office and maybe take a step back for a little while……

He also promised many things, but we knew that people running for office will often tell you what you want to hear to get in…. yeah, we knew this all too well.  They lie, they cheat, they steal, and we trusted none of them….  But this man, he actually started to fight the deep state like he said he would, and the amazing thing was as these three years have gone by, what has managed to happen is that the deep state has been uncovered!  We saw the hate so deeply ingrained in ALL the political parties that they started to go after him by spying, running people against him, having daily media haunts and witch hunts towards him…  WE saw the three letter agencies that Ron Paul often said we needed to dissolve get uncovered for their crimes against America.  It’s been never ending for three long years and with every punch they threw we uncovered more and more of the corruption underneath.  We now KNOW exactly who the deep state is!!!  We know exactly who the media owes allegiance to!  We know exactly where the enemies lie….and it’s exactly what the Ron Paul Revolution had tried to do –awaken the masses! And so many many more are awakened now….and they can’t give credit to the man who stands in the White House today?

I see the liberty movement that I stood beside turning their back on our one moment of reprieve to criticize the one man who gave us room to breathe.  The liberty movement still singing the praises of a messiah who taught us everything yet who himself turns his back on our moments of reprieve by criticizing the man who managed to win, though he, himself, did not.

I know I’m grateful for these moments right now.  I know I’m happy to have this man give me a few more years of hope because I know all about the UN and agenda 2030 and globalist and what they’re after and the end of American Sovereignty being number 1 on the hit parade.  Yeah, I learned all that from Ron Paul…. who so disappoints me these days… You see, I’m actually happy and grateful for the little things in life that give me hope.  I’m not going to look for perfection when I have been given hope.

I honestly have no desire to be friends with or befriend anyone who is awake and aware and can still criticize rather than help to gather the troops with our last breath to save America from being just another country run by a handful of criminals who call themselves intellectuals and progressives and are looking to have a global government.

I know better, Ron Paul taught me….only Ron Paul has turned his back on these little moments of happiness and so many of the people I stood beside are just as ungrateful and petty because the man who won isn’t perfect –even though we know he’s essentially fighting all of our enemies alone in the best way he knows how.  Alone with WE THE PEOPLE….

Imagine if we all helped him?   No, instead the liberty movement continues to praise a party that let the likes of William Weld into the front door (and don’t you feel silly now lol)….

So please, next time you want to call me anti-liberty because I support Trump, go all the way and forget you ever knew me.  I’m a fighter, I’ve always been a fighter and I’m here for the country I love and have always loved.  That is my liberty –my freedom to fight the enemy with the one man who won against all odds.  I’m also fighting alongside someone who stood beside me in the liberty movement but who also understood that we had been given a reprieve…and she ran with it! Tracy Beanz even started her own company, UncoverDC.com so she could bring truth to media rather than the sold out legacy media that we watched die through the Ron Paul days and sell out today with unrelenting bias by completely taking the side of the enemies of America.  Tracy gives me hope.

I know that some of my brother’s and sisters are still with me and they have energy and conviction and knowledge ready to take on our fight for liberty with this little thread we have been able to pull when Donald J. Trump won the White House.

And Ron Paul…. you can take that to the bank.  Bet you do have a bank account too.  No man is perfect 🙂

 

By Gigi Bowman

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Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food

How to Host A Political Meet & Greet and Why You Should

 

Don’t you think in this political climate that you should take the time to meet your local, state & federal candidates?  That you should learn all you can about them since they will most likely be calling the shots on how much money is coming out of your paycheck, how clean your local environment is and what laws might be infringing on your liberties without your consent?

Well, I’m here to tell you that you can simply hold a political meet&greet at your home inviting your friends, family and neighbors and since Summer is almost here….what better time than right before the 2018 Primaries and Election?

Step by Step Instructions:

#1 Buy a Cocktail Shaker – That’s right….it’s called a cocktail party and all you need is a bottle of vodka, some ice, a fruity juice or if your taste run more to the exotic side try a bottle of Kahlua.

Bailey’s Martini

Tito’s Cocktails

or if you think you’ll get a big crowd than mix up a large batch of Sangria! You can go White and add some Red & blue berries to add a festive political touch 🙂 Try this recipe from Recipe Girl

#2 Make Some Munchies:  Now that you’ve figured out the beverages how about some finger sandwiches or perhaps a nice dip? In staying with our political theme there are lots of ideas right here, and it’s all healthy too!

#3 Create Invitations:  It doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming.  You can simply run to the store and buy a pack of invites or you can get creative and print a batch on your computer. But I suggest you make the “put in the mailbox” kind and not the ones generated on a computer and emailed because it’s not personal, it’s easy for people to ignore and it might get lost in spam or just a mass email delete.

Here is a great site on Lucid Press that shows you how to create your own invitations or you can simply take a walk over to your local Michael’s where they have an isle filled with every sort of stationary imaginable including blank cards, stickers and envelopes and you can print up some striking invitation that is sure to peek the interest of your neighbors or you can find stationary and just print a simple invite which can be folded and placed in your friendly neighborhood mailboxes.

#4 Call Gigi and Make arrangements to have a Meet & Greet with Bob White, Gubernatorial Candidate for Florida! Just drop me an email @ bowmancomputers@aol.com and let me know dates and times of availability and we’ll get Bob right to your door!

It’s important that you know who you’re voting for and if you want to meet the best man for the job than lets get this party started!

 

 

 

 

 

Ron Paul Endorses Bob White for Governor of Florida and so do I!

 

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I know I have good taste. I met Bob at a local Republican Meet & Greet and knew in my gut that he was the kind of man Florida needed.  A lot of people are at work behind the scenes with very deep pockets trying to turn Florida blue….from the anti-2nd Amendment democrats to those who would like nothing better than to turn Florida into the next Welfare state and take away all the wonderful freedoms it has to offer both economically and constitutionally –which is why I left the state of New York after running for NY State Senate when I realized how doomed I was if I continued to live there with it’s high taxes and abundant nanny laws.

So lo-and-behold a short time later guess who endorses Bob White?  None other than Ron Paul!  Ron Paul red-pilled me back in 2007. After finding out about this stalwart Congressman from Texas who was running for President I got on the Liberty train and started the Long Island Ron Paul meet-up and from there I started the organization Liberty Candidates where I would help to promote Candidates running for office on the platform of Liberty which was my way of helping to bring more like Ron Paul into the fold through the election process.  It was sort of a ‘draining of the swamp’ back in 2010 – 2014 through supporting candidates who were adept at following the Constitution.

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Well, this just proves to me that my instincts are good.  Before Ron Paul’s endorsement I jumped on board the Bob White Campaign trail as a a ground organizer for Saint Lucie, Martin, Indian River, Volusia and Brevard Counties.  We’re looking for leaders to step up and take action for this grass-roots campaign so if you’re looking to get involved with getting a Liberty Lover and Constitutionalist elected as Governor of the great state of Florida and to #KeepFloridaGreat then send me a note and we’ll get you started with a Tee-Shirt, business cards and bumper stickers.

We’re also looking for people to host meet-and-greets for their local friends, family & neighbors so if you are interested in doing so just message me with possible dates and we’ll work it out.

This is how you do it.  I worked for a campaign that managed to get a blimp in the air!  We can do this.  #WhoIsBobWhite?

http://bobforflorida.com/

 

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Facebook Jail, “Safety” & The War on Words ….

Facebook has a jail and they suspend your account –but they do it for your “safety” and they do it for the “community”, they say.  Also, for the “community” you can put the words “porn” or “xxx” into the search bar and see some pretty explicit photos without even having to join a private group.  I did just that and I got to see up close and personal some of these photo’s.  This one titled XXXFactor is a “group” and I was able to see all the photo’s without “joining”. This one is a “page” under Hunting/Shooting Range with 344K likes and I’m pretty sure they’re selling sex, they even have a phone number listed –here is the “about” entry:

Our company organizes falconry in Azerbaijan. We provide professional and the best service for our clients. Arriving at the airport the client is welcomed through VIP entrance. Due to wish the client may stay in 4-star “Hunting-Day”. Hotel for the first and last days of his visit to Azerbaijan. You can hunt to 7 kinds of birds in Azerbaijan. (See below the graphic). Hubara (carwan) is placed in 5 regions of Azerbaijan. The radius of hunting places in these regions is very extensive. That gives You a great opportunity to have an interesting hunting. The hunting lasts 15 days. Our professional and experienced hunters will accompany You. Accommodation during the hunting will be provided in 4 – 5 star hotels in the hunting regions. You can highly appreciate the professionally prepared dishes by our cook. Our company guarantees interesting and fascinating hunting for the clients. Enjoy the hunting with us. +994773201000.

Just click on the word “photos” and I’m sure you’ll see what VIP ENTRANCE they’re talking about.

 

Now, I can continue putting everything in the search bar from sexy children to sex and animals the amount of “Safe Community” I will see is astounding.  I have decided not to post the photo’s I see because I don’t want to stoop to the low of Facebook and their hypocritical safety standards —  and I can only imagine the algorithm I will now get thrown into doing some Facebook searching for this article.

So apparently in the world of Facebook it’s okay and safe to see public photo’s of explicit sex but if you’re a conservative pundit or if you’re posting an article from The Ron Paul Institute that has a typo….you get your account suspended.

Yes, I had my account suspended for posting this article on facebook –and for the record I now believe Ron Paul had no idea about the “racist newsletters” because this article has been on his “Ron Paul Institute” newsletter since 4/17/18 and it has still not been corrected.

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Imagine my surprise when my account closed up and I received the notice that my account was suspended for 24 hours because I had posted the above article and it was against their safety standards.  Imagine my surprise when after the 24 hours they let me back onto my account but I wasn’t allowed to post anything (we’re on hour 47 as of the writing of this article –will hour 48 be the magic number when I can finally emerge from my facebook jail cell?)

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I went to the Facebook Community Standards and read about how I had violated my terms of service by posting an article with a typo and committing this unsafe atrocity.

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I am not alone. I am in good company.

This week black Conservative comedian and pundit, Terrence Williams, was suspended for posting the abusive messages that HE received.  They were actual screenshots of hateful threats he had received from Liberals.  He’s not the only one that received similar treatment. Conservative Canadian columnist, Jamie Glasov, posted screenshots of the actual threats he received and had his account suspended as well.  But were those who did the threatening and sending the abusive messages suspended? According to Terrence Williams, they were not.

Another big Facebook suspension came down earlier this month when Conservative Sister Pundits, Diamond & Silk, had their page with over a million followers, suspended for being “unsafe to the community”.  At the recent questioning of Zuckerberg  from the Congressional testimony of the House Energy & Commerce Committee he was asked about Diamond & Silk and claims that “In that specific case our [Facebook] team made an enforcement error and had gotten in touch with them to reverse it.”  Whew, it’s good to be a well known friend of President Trump so that Zuckerberg can call in and unlock the keys to the jail cell.  But what of the little people like me?

So I asked around to other ordinary folk why they had received Facebook suspensions and this is the response I got:

One woman, Dottie Nelson, was suspended and then forbidden to post in groups for 2 weeks for forwarding an article from over a year ago about the taking down of historic statues.  So apparently Facebook is not only using it’s new algorithm for enforcing current community standards, they are looking back to see if you EVER posted something “unsafe” –so in actuality no one is safe if you ever posted or re-posted an article with, say,  a typo that has not been corrected :).  Mrs. Nelson also stated that Facebook ignores you if you complain and do nothing to remedy the situation so you are guilty no matter what the circumstances.  Unfortunately Zuckerberg can’t be questioned for each and every one of us folks who are unsafely re-posting mainstream news.

One gentleman said he was suspended for posting a picture of a dead coyote from 2010.  Another said he was suspended for not supplying his real first name, but rather his nickname.  A woman in Australia was suspended for posting about her menstrual pain and another gentleman was suspended from Facebook for posting about being bullied.

I could go on and on with the millions of stories about people being suspended, and Facebook is a private company so they can really do what they want, but I’m here to call out the hypocrisy about their safety standards because as far as I can see, photos or drawings of people having sex with animals or people making pages to disguise prostitution as hunting expeditions are unsafe when they are put on a public forum rather than a private group and anyone can see them including children.

My advice is to download onto your PC all the photo’s you have uploaded to Facebook from your phone because one day you just might lose your account permanently if you manage to post more than one article with an “unsafe” typo or post screenshots of people verbally abusing you more than once.  The Terms of Service say you can lose your account permanently if you’re a serial offender.  No judge, no Jury, just a public hanging.

 

Photo courtesy of Anthony Freda https://anthonyfreda.com/

 

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http://www.gigibowman.com

Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donald Trump to Expose Cruz’s Wife? Let me Help….

I was out getting drunk on Taco Tuesday last night….and boy, what did I wake up to?? Trump and Hillary take Arizona, Bernie and Cruz take Utah ……and the realization that the North American Union is the ultimate goal because Trump finally said (after a nude photo of his wife surfaces), that he will exposes Cruz’s wife and I’m like YEE HA!

Thank you to the nude photo exposing asses who thought this would bring Trump down –if nothing else…this will EXPOSE the bullshit to a new host of people!

You see, CRUZ IS THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE….he was put in to further the NAU. North American Union.  His wife is CFR….she worked for BUSH. This has been in the works for a very long time….

Ron Paul Supporters, Time To Get To Work! Trump Just Gave You A Bigger Audience!

Who told us about this?? RON PAUL, that’s who! And who did they NOT WANT NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE so they changed the rules? RON PAUL! And now here comes Trump….exposing the crap that’s been brewing under the surface for a long long time….

And you got people like Vincente Fox saying esentially, “FUCK TRUMP” lol –what’s it his business?

 

This is too good 🙂

See who’s name is on this Council on Foreign Relations Task Force concerning the NAU?????

HEIDI S. CRUZ is an energy investment banker with Merrill Lynch in Houston, Texas. She served in the Bush White House under Dr. Condoleezza Rice as the Economic Director for the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council, as the Director of the Latin America Office at the U.S. Treasury Department, and as Special Assistant to Ambassador Robert B. Zoellick, U.S. Trade Representative. Prior to government service, Ms. Cruz was an investment banker with J.P. Morgan in New York City.

**Oh, and for the record, Condoleezza Rice is another name that was brought up to give the GOP nomination to at a brokered convention

**And who endorsed Cruz recently? Jeb BUSH

Watch this video:

Ron Paul supporters…now is the time to spread your knowledge and help people connect the dots. Stop fighting about Trump and be happy that, if nothing else, he has given us a wider audience who can now see what we’ve known.

This year is the year that the dots are finally becoming apparent.

THE NAU is the ultimate first step to Globalism…… and it’s in the works. STOP IT!!!

Start to Connect These Dots:
Cruz, Bush, Finicum and the BLM, CFR, TPP, Cruz’s wife, Vincente Fox, Trudeau, Rule changes to stop Paul and now Trump (a nationalist) at the GOP, Globalism, Hillary, Condoleesa Rice, Jeb Bush……

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Please click these links to find out more information and pass it on as you understand it:

Ron Paul Explains CFR, North American Union and Threat to US Constitution

Council on Foreign Relations Task Force (which Heidi Cruz Signed Off On): Building a North American Union

Trump Threatens North American Union Scheme

History of the Council of Foreign Relations by James Perloff

Vincente Fox on Trump

Ted and Heidi Cruz and the North American Union

Hillary Attends North American Union Meeting

The North American Leaders Summit:  Obama

NAU At Work

Shadow Ring (you might want to view this film)

North American Dream, Theirs Not Ours 

The NAFTA Super Highway by Ron Paul

The Truth About Ted Cruz by Stefan Molyneux

What Every Voter Should Know About Ted Cruz – Next News Network

 

Just google…..it’s important for the future of our children

Thank you for listening,

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Gigi Bowman, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food

Why I am Voting For Donald Trump in the Primary

Make no mistake –Hillary is your next Master in Office.  NOTHING will stop that from happening.  It’s been a long time coming, and of course the GOP want to have insurance for the Clinton/Bush Globalist Agenda that’s been written into the future history books since before Orwell wrote 1984, so they have their little bobbleheads standing on the sidelines in all directions from Cruz to Rubio to Kasich to Romney –and even Condeleezza Rice is being thrown in for possible good measure (they tried to sell brother Jeb but you know how that went.)  When Hillary takes the reigns it won’t be Communism or a Soft Socialism –it will be Slave vs. Master World Government and the monsters who have been controlling the strings for quite some time will be eating your children.

What’s to stop this from happening?  Probably nothing….but I’m giving it one last shot. His name is Donald Trump and he hasn’t read the entire playbook. He had the nerve to actually step up and run for office because it’s the last notch in his belt…what else doesn’t he have?  Besides an ego the size of a large mountain he’s been a very savvy businessman for quite a long time.  Only thing is, he’s kind of green on the political front and I do understand that he keeps changing his mind, but before he ran for Governor of NY and people like Carl Paladino got in his ear and starting teaching him about the 2nd Amendment, he really didn’t know a hell of a lot about the Constitution –but he listens and learns and has brought up lots of things that seem to be the same reason that so many non-political people have woken up over the years and have been changed, including myself:  Common Core, GMO food, mandatory vaccines, a huge deficit caused by the support of far off lands in a foreign policy run by a world wide police state –the USA, and a trade policy that gave away our jobs and is poisoning us with lead.   But I digress, my point here, is that so many people are angry to the point where it can no longer be ignored and all this anger seems to have a savior in Donald Trump.

Is Donald Trump my savior? NO. Not by a long shot…..but I don’t believe we can be saved. Ron Paul was my one last hope and though this man woke up quite a few people including myself and the friends I hold dear, he did not have the following that Donald Trump has amassed due to 8 years of Obama.

So I’m voting for Donald Trump.  Why?  Make no mistake, I’m not voting for him for any other reason than I want to be one of the votes that projects him into the front runner of the GOP only to have it stolen from him by the bastards who are having orgies with the Clinton’s in the back room because they are scared to death if they don’t they will be completely and politically castrated.  Hillary has a bigger penis than ALL of them and she is going to strap it on to reign in all her puppet master friends for the ultimate world takeover.  Make no mistake we are going to war when Hillary takes office –and that war will be fought on American soil when she sells us out to the highest bidder because she won’t give a damn where she’s standing.  This is WORLD GOVERNMENT and the plan is to have it all wrapped up by 2030.  I  am voting for Trump for one reason: he will lose the GOP nomination and one of the members of this elite club will be the new puppet of the month to make it look like a fight when they hand the crown over to Hillary

…..but here is the thing…..

The American people are angry and the American people just might be angry enough when their one great hope gets his nomination stolen from him at the RNC…….  These people aren’t going to take it like the Ron Paul supporters did or the Barry Goldwater supporters did….these people are going to FIGHT BACK and burn the house down!~  And the house needs to burn if we ever want to get our country back from the clutches of the evil empire.

I’m voting to burn the fucking house down.  This is our last chance to get that done.  Let the war begin on our soil because if we don’t take back the power you just might be speaking a one world language, enjoying a one world religion and spending IMF money from your little plastic cards that may ration you if you try and take more than your share.

Donald Trump is the last thing standing between you and One World Government.  Burn that House of Cards down before it’s too late.

 

https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-global-initiative
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Libertyfest NYC 6 – A Funeral for New York

 

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Back in 2010 Ian Cioffi, all by himself, found a venue and started inviting people from the liberty movement to come down and rant –and rant they did.  That was the day I discovered what a wonder Catherine Bleish was. She gave a speech that still gives me goosebumps. It was the day I realized anarchy had been born and that not everyone was buying into “voting” or “politics as usual” even though many of the speakers at the event were liberty candidates that had been endorsed through my organization and that many who were running for congress had flown across the country just to be at this “fest” which was one of the first of it’s kind….and may actually be the last of its kind.

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In 2011, Libertyfest 2 went from a small venue to giant spectacle. Chris Cantwell was still wearing a suit and doing stand-up.  800 people showed up and it was one of the largest “fest” in the country –and certainly one of the most successful.  There were 28 speakers and the all day event went into an after party that lasted till the wee hours of the night.  The event was publicized for more than 6 months and it had no lack of every facet of liberty. Everyone from Tom Woods and Mike Church to Anarchist, Stefan Molyneux to Antiwar advocates like Scott Horton and truth tellers like Richard Gage.  There was no lack of sponsors and vendors and everyone wanted to be part of standing up for liberty.  Right before the 2012 presidential elections Ron Paul rEVolutionaries filled the room and  RevPac headed by Gary Franchi and Tom Woods introduced the Plastic Man commercial at the event. Jordan Page provided the soundtrack for libertyfest once again. It was a time filled with optimism and hope for the future.

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2012 and Libertyfest III moved into a smaller, more trendy venue –basically because it was realized that when you put a room full of libertarians together people just can’t stop talking and it was hard to hear the speakers in 2011.  The date was also moved to October and it was a month before the 2012 election and there was a Solemnness to this event that had not been felt in the previous two “fest”.  Rand Paul had endorsed Mitt Romney,  Mitt was the Republican candidate and the parade of anarchist at libertyfest had grown larger.  At this Libertyfest we had speakers who were now offering solutions since the hope of a Ron Paul election was no longer a possibility.  Michael Boldin came in to speak about Nullification. Richard Mack came in to speak about States Rights. John Bush talked about sustainable living and Stefan Molyneux now had a following, triple of what he had at the libertyfest the year before. Times were changing fast.  rEVOLutionaries were now exchanging their Ron Paul for President signs and waving “Free State” banners and Voluntarist badges on their shirts.

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2013 saw no libertyfest because it had to be postponed due to conflicting events so in 2014 we saw Libertyfest 4 and 5.  Libertyfest 4 showed that women were now stepping up to pave the way to liberty. All of the speakers were ladies of liberty and they had plenty to rant about.  We saw a debate between sweetheart of liberty, Julie Borowski, and the feminist, Cathy Reisenwitz; rants from Josie Wales on the Police State and, Whistle-blower, Kristen Megan on Geo-Engineering. We had educational speeches on social media, a speech on the vaccine issue, a speech about moving to the Free State and finding liberty in our own lifetime and even I, NY State Senatorial Candidate, stepped up to the plate with a speech about why I was running for office.

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Libertyfest 5 brought us to a new place. Liberty candidates were running for local office all over the country and it seemed a new wave of liberty-lovers had entered the scene which brought with it new speakers with fresh ideas telling us to stop preaching and to take action as well as those who were taking action by turning their past experiences into positive motivation like Adam Kokesh and his book, Freedom.

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October 10 & 11, 2015 brings Libertyfest 6.  The event is so huge it’s grown to 2 days and we’re going back to last year’s venue, The Warsaw, in the trendy area of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, because of the convenience to park and the Pierogies –Polish food and a great stage where you can hear the speakers, who could ask for anything more?   The keynote speaker at this years event is Ben Swann. Ben, who came in through the Ron Paul rEVOution as one of the only advocates for truth in media, is bringing with him the optimism that we have now taken into our own hands.  The liberty movement is no longer a movement about one man and hoping to get him elected so he could be our savior but instead the liberty movement has become about US, you and I, and how WE are taking our own personal liberty into our own hands and by doing so, amassing an army of more awake and aware beings who can stand together with us to fight an oppressive government that seems to be knocking on our doors to infringe on our speech, our internet, our amendments and our personal freedom.

Issues that will be spoken about at this 6th Libertyfest NYC range from those who give us the truths that need to be told like journalist and activist, Luke Rudkowski who founded We Are Change and Antiwar.com director, Angela Keaton to those who are awakening other’s through all forms of media like the art of Anthony Freda or the author, James Perloff, who’s book about the shadow government, will be featured in the upcoming film Shadowring.

We also have newcomers to liberty like Belle Knox, who made headlines when it was revealed that she was paying for her tuition at Duke University by doing porn and Michelle Ray, host of In Deep, Publishing editor at IJ Review, and Independent Social Media Consultant.

We also have lots of issues being spoken about this year –everything from Agenda 21 with Rosa Koire who through her website Democrats against UN Agenda 21 has reached people worldwide to bring awareness to how this issue is affecting our own communities to Ademo, founding member of CopBlock.org ,which brings awareness to the police state and how we can prevent abuse and corruption by law enforcement.

Check out the website lfnyc.com.  Speakers are being added daily and with this amazing, long standing event lasting two full days, it’s turned into a Libertyfest like no other! Come for the learning experience and the chance to be informed, come for the camaraderie with those who are on the same page but most of all, come for the pierogies 😉


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Buying 1 Gram At A Time Is The Only Way I Can Afford to Do It…………. Buying Gold

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Sure, it was easy buying silver. I went to Porcfest and everyone was exchanging in silver. There were early-day quarters and dimes with pictures of past presidents being exchanged for bacon and there were beautiful minted silver circles being sold at long tables with Ron Paul’s face on them or pretty floral pictures of marijuana. Knowing that I might be buying something that could be used in exchange for bacon should the dollar crash….well; let’s just say I was hooked.

But GOLD?  No way —I could not possibly afford to buy an ounce of Gold –not when it was at its highest or even its lowest.  Hey, I live on Long Island –in case you haven’t heard it’s the most expensive place to live in the country.  Buying gold was not even comprehensible….  and then, one day, my friend, Kristen Megan, gave me a gift and it was a Karatbar.  I looked at it and it made no sense to me –what the hell is this?  Upon further inspection I saw a little 24 Karat bar inside this credit card look-a-like and the first thing I wanted to do, being a girl, was rip it out of the card and put it on a chain and make a necklace out of it!  Girls will be girls 🙂

But then I started reading about it and the next thing I knew I started to understand that this was my only way of buying gold affordably as well as not have to worry about how to store it –I mean, us women are pretty good with cards after all.  We have our DSW card and our Hallmark Gold Crown card and our Macy’s and our Starbucks card too. When it comes to cards and storing them I’m an expert. So once again, I was hooked.  I also realized that I could now buy gold for gifts because they make these nifty little cards for birthdays and holidays and what’s a better gift than Gold? How many Home Goods cards does one have to receive at a wedding shower?  B-O-R-I-N-G –I’m going to give the gift of GOLD!!

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The prices are not stable but what I buy today might be worth triple tomorrow (or it can go the other way as well) but as I see it, it’s win/win because if the price of gold goes down that low –I’m going to have necklaces and charm bracelets that have little gold bullions hanging from them at an affordable price 🙂  –a hell of a lot cheaper than I would pay at the jewelry store lol

So now I’m not only buying but I’m also selling —Need Gold? Because it’s affordable –and maybe one day I’ll actually own an entire ounce.  One gram at a time 🙂

Gigi Bowman, Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food

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The 2013 Liberty Inspiration Award

Liberty Inspiration Award 2013

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The curious thing about this year’s Liberty Inspiration Award is that I could have easily renamed it “Hero to Zero Award” or the “Liberty has Died Award” because in many ways that is how things panned out for 2013.  Though I had the nomination period the same exact length of time as I did for the 2012 award, last year we received 540 Letters with a total of 175 separate nominations whereas this year there were 32 Letters nominating a total of 52 people.   What happened?  I yelled, I spammed, I nagged and I whined and still….  SO either people weren’t inspired by very many this year or people are just too busy to be inspired?

Another curiosity was that many of last year’s winners did not even receive a nomination like Stefan Molyneux, Antonio Buehler and John Bush.   So what perhaps does this mean for the future?  Are we too wrapped up in our own drama to give back to those who may have moved us this past year?  I have seen a lot of infighting like never before….perhaps we’re just too busy with the clash of ego’s to take a step back and thank those who led the way? Whatever it is, this year’s winner is ever-inspiring and from what I’ve heard –you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!
A Special thank you to all of those who took the time to participate.

 

We have listed all the honorable mentions in
alphabetical order and kept the top 5 nominees for the end. Everyone who
received a letter is a winner and everyone who took the time to write a letter was a
winner as well. In some cases the praise was anonymous and in some cases there
was no signature so we cannot publish who gave the praise.

 

 2013 Liberty Inspiration Awards:

 

Major Allen D. Acosta (RET)

Major Allen D. Acosta (RET) is a US Army combat veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom (Philippines), and Operation New Dawn (Iraq). He is a recipient of the Combat Action Badge, Purple Heart, two Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, Iraqi Service Medal with 2 campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. 

 Allen is a supporting member of the Washington State Libertarian Party and started the new chapter of South Sound Libertarian Party Chapter. He is a proud member of “A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments” (ABATE) of Washington and the Legislative Affairs Officer for the ABATE Olympia Chapter, tackling state identified issues affecting our rights. Allen also works with the Liberty Caucus Chapter of Lewis County in Washington. To consolidate and focus efforts, Allen set up a tri-fold meeting between the local Libertarians, the Tea Party, and Liberty Caucus to negotiate and focus political efforts to be more affective in passing legislation and galvanize respective members in the political process.

 Allen’s tireless work for liberty led to a critical role in the Washington State organization of 17 Oath Keepers chapters. His focus is mainly on making local communities stronger, supporting municipalities, and increasing citizen volunteerism and training. He supports the 2nd Amendment and responsible gun ownership by pairing training instructors with new and old gun owners in weapons familiarization, gun safety, gun safety in the home, maintenance, self-defense on the street, gun safety and children, and youth intro classes to pistols and rifles.

 As Allen was nearing the end of his military career, he co-founded the Libertarians Motorcycle Club (LMC), an independent, libertarian-minded, organization of male motorcycle enthusiasts dedicated to the preservation of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights. LMC members are serious in their political activism through supporting rallies, protests, and relative state and federal legislation. Allen states the club’s goal is to bring awareness to US Citizens by “exposing the difference between true freedom and the illusion of freedom.” Information on the LMC can be found at www.LibertariansMC.com  ~Randy Vanadisson, President of the Libertarians Motorcycle Club

Ben “Bad Quaker” Stone

As a Podcaster and Blogger promoting zero aggression, for doing what he can to spread libertarianism~Justin Ricci, Providence, RI

Doctor Ben Carson

His National Prayer Breakfast speech, in Obama’s face?!!  THESE are the words of a real leader – “One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all…” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFb6NU1giRA ~John Martin

Ben Swann

Ben Swann started his own website & covers stories providing a Libertarian perspective that isn’t being dictated to him via mainstream. Surely he could have a cushy job at Fox or another network but instead he went on his own & in doing so has not been shy about covering controversial topics. ~Anonymous

 Private Bradley Manning

There are a lot of people who have done a lot for the advancement of liberty, and a lot to inspire others to advance liberty. This year, I’d like to recognize two of them: Private Manning and Edward Snowden. Both are whistleblowers who have exposed great misdeeds by the American federal government. These two individuals have directly, or indirectly, inspired hundreds, if not thousands, of others to speak out against the wars, drone bombings, and indiscriminate wiretapping of the American Empire. Manning was “rewarded” with 35 years in military prison, while Snowden has become a fugitive seeking exile in Russia. We need to recognize these individuals for their service, and reward them with a Liberty Inspiration Award!~Darryl Perry, activist, author, poet and statesman

 Brian Hill

I am not much of one for doing this but this young man has taken my heart for his determination to rid the world of evil.  Now evil has taken him and is making his life hell.  His name in Brian Hill, he is a 23 year old autistic man with brittle diabetes.  He started USWGO an alternative news outlet. He also has a twitter, youtube, blog talk podcast and several other media outlets. He is just a shining example of how even those we usually cast aside can see what is going on.   He is currently in jail.  The rest of his story and why are below in the first link.  The second link I think shows just how dedicated he is to doing all he can to fight.  As a former psych nurse of 25 years, seeing someone triumph over the hurdle of autism like he has makes me happy.   However I am saddened by his current situation and arrest on what has to be government entrapment.  He seems so fearless and innocent in his pictures, I can only imagine how terrified he is.   Mail to the Jail  On Alex Jones ~Carolyn, Ruleoflawradio.com

 Bryan Daughtry

He has been instrumental in keeping alive a grassroots network not only in the State of Maine but nationwide, ~Violet J. Willis

I would like to nominate Bryan Daugherty from Maine. He was a National Delegate, state committeeman and has continued to fight for the cause of liberty for countless years. He has attended the RNC meetings all across the country, authored the NSA resolution and the resolution to restore the power of the GOP Grassroots which passed in Maine and 8 other states.Bryan led a nationwide effort to repeal and replace Reince Priebus with Mark Willis by creating StepDownNow.com.  He created and maintains Libertyroll.com which gives us a more secure place to talk and share ideas/events within the liberty movement. His heart is truly in the movement and making this country a better place for future generations. There are a lot of qualified individuals but I feel as though Bryan Daugherty deserves recognition for all that he’s done. ~Maria Hodge

 Chuck Suter

Chuck Suter, armed with a camera and tough questions for any candidate, Chuck has continued to demand transparency and accountability all the while advocating for liberty principles and causes. His videos and efforts have traveled far from his home state of North Carolina and he shows no signs of slowing down! Visit his website at ConstitutionalWar.org ~ Bryan Daughtry

 Danny Bedwell

He is bold, courageous and stands up for his principles ~Jtiner

I’d like to take this opportunity to nominate Mr. Danny Bedwell, of Columbus, MS, for consideration of your 2013 Liberty Inspiration Award. Danny acts as a Contributing Columnist for my online business publication, BAMSouth.com, and does an outstanding job of providing pro-liberty editorials on a regular basis. In addition, his personal Facebook page has become a veritable treasure trove of libertarian information and pro-active viewpoints and discussions about the liberty movement. Danny knows no “sacred cow” in his critiques but is also a positive champion of laissez-faire freedom.I am honored to nominate him. ~Jack Criss, Publisher BAMSouth.com

Davi Barker

Davi Barker of M4L, Bitcoin not Bombs, Hoodie the Homeless and writer for the Daily Anarchist. The reason why I have selected Davi Barker is his work in the liberty movement. He has opened my eyes to the fact that Muslims can, too be pro liberty and the way I’ve seen it done was absolutely amazing this year. ~Bruce Daughtry Jr.

 David Pridgeon

The work that he has done in Maryland is amazing. He has helped bring together a group of activists that are passionate about changing the communities they live in.  He works tirelessly for long hours against long odds to change what is largely a socialist leaning state. Hopefully Dave’s integrity & compassion will be spread through the work he does with C4L as an activist trainer. ~Anonymous

 Dean Clifford, Free Man on the Land

Free Man on the Land, Dean Clifford – Walking his Talk, even at the risk of being arrested.  Currently he IS in jail in Manitoba, Canada.  He’s teaching folks how to get outta the de facto GOVT jurisdiction and getting back to natural law…http://deanclifford.info/ ~John Martin

Minister Derrick Grayson – TMOT

I’ve nominated TMOT because he has inspired not just me but an entire nation. Between his fight for Ron Paul, his YouTube videos and his tenacity to jump in and run for United States Senate in Georgia is what we should all be doing. He has fought without reservation for the Liberty Movement and its candidates and I personally am grateful for having him in our lives. He keeps many of us motivated to continue to put one foot in front of the other! ~Barbie Dunn

Doreen Hendrickson

Wife of tax honesty patriot and author of “Cracking the Code: the Fascinating Truth About Taxation in America” Pete Hendrickson. Doreen has been under attack by the IRS since before her husband, Pete, went to jail for 3 years. I wrote about her trial here (http://www.kyfreepress.com/2013/11/doreen-hendrickson-irs-suborn-testimony/). She could have simply signed the return the way the IRS demanded, but she refused over principle, even though she faced a year in prison. She narrowly escaped prison with a hung jury, but it remains to be seen if the IRS will be back for her. *NOTE: I find it ironic that the very thing that enslaves us the most – taxation – is the thing we are too afraid to stand up to. Not many patriots are willing to fight the beast. I understand why, but it is still ironic. I think tax honesty patriots are among the bravest. ~Sally O’Boyle

Gary Donoyan

A tireless helper of the Libertarian Party, and generous to a fault with his time.  He has helped with so many campaigns in the state, and one of these days will become the Nassau DA, and put a stop to the mass of corruption plaguing that county. ~Bob Schuon

Governor Gary Johnson

I’d like to nominate Governor Gary Johnson. After a great presidential run as a Libertarian Party candidate, Our American Initiative has developed as a liberty organization and Gary Johnson has remained their primary speaker and an honorary board member. He traveled throughout 2013, speaking at college campuses and other events nationwide spreading the liberty message. Gary has continued online video teleconferencing on Google + and Q & A on Reddit throughout 2013. He is still fighting for national debate access for third parties. Gary Johnson also showed how liberty crosses political parties in his speaking at the Stop Watching Us Rally in DC. ~Jennifer “Hap” Werther

Gene Farmer

A young man that knew his chances of winning election to office as the Suffolk County Treasurer were slim to none, and worked hard anyway, just to advance the cause of Liberty.  And the loss deterred him not at all; he is right back in there, trying again in District 3 for State office. ~Bob Schuon

Heather Georgiou

Young, Beautiful, Smart –she home schools her children and listening to her really made me want to just do it all over again –this time home schooling my kids. I think it takes guts to go against the system and she has done it!  She stands up for liberty in every way and doesn’t just talk the talk, she walks the walk.  She started a 2nd Amendment Sisters Chapter on Long Island and that’s a wonderful thing. She is vocal, smart on a wide variety of issues from Common Core Education to the 2nd Amendment. It’s women like this that can also inspire a nation –hopefully one of these days she’ll decide to join me as an activist running for office. This country needs more ladies like Heather Georgiou! ~Gigi Bowman, Activist, Candidates for NY State Senate, District 5

 Ian Freeman

Ian Freeman, co-hosts of Free Talk Live. Syndicated on 120+ radio stations nationwide, Edge and Freeman broadcast the ideas of liberty to tens of thousands of people 356 days a year. They’re smart and principled missionaries for the cause of liberty, and have probably converted more statists than we’ll ever know. ~Kari DePhillips

Irwin Schiff

His book was banned; he’s been in jail many times for his principles. He’s on his deathbed and he deserves every bit of recognition the liberty movement has to offer. He is a true patriot, willing to stand up and take the consequences for exposing the lying stealing IRS (and U.S. government). ~Sally O’Boyle

James Ogle

For having the courage to actually run for office as President of the United States of America with the Libertarian Party in 2012 ~Tony Jones, Tonyjones.org

 Professor James Tracy

Professor James Tracy – For his relentless leading role, shedding light on the sickest, cruelest Govt/Media cover-up since 9-11…  Sandy HOAX.  http://memoryholeblog.com/2013/01/06/sandy-hook-school-massacre-timeline/ ~John Martin

Jeffrey Tucker

I’d would like to nominate Jeffrey Tucker. From his writing for Ludwig von Mises Institute and Foundation for Economic Education to his speaking engagements for Students for Liberty, he is inspiring a new breed of young libertarians and anarcho-capitalists. His promotion of Bitcoin and Bitcoin’s accelerated performance in 2013 is certainly a huge success. Toward the end of 2013, he announced his development of a new online community in Liberty.me. ~Jennifer “Hap” Werther

Judge Jim Gray

I have seen Judge Jim Gray speak numerous times and read his weekly column called, “The Functional Libertarian.” His has inspired and motivated me to continue my activism for the Libertarian Party. ~ C. Michael Pickens, Executive Director LPWA

Josie Wales

Josie Wales for her recent videos “a message to police” and “why good people should always be armed” ~Matt Neff

Julian Assange

Julian Assange /wikileaks for leaking the info on the TPP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7UJ9v7IWSo 

The TPP is a Trojan horse that seeks to usher in a backroom secret sweetheart deal for the global elite and President Barack Obama want the deal fast-tracked through Congress. That effort was dealt a serious blow on Wednesday, when WikiLeaks released the secret negotiated draft text for the entire Trans-Pacific Partnership Intellectual Property rights chapter. According to the WikiLeaks press release:

“The WikiLeaks release of the text comes ahead of the decisive TPP Chief Negotiators summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013. The chapter published by WikiLeaks is perhaps the most controversial chapter of the TPP due to its wide-ranging effects on medicines, publishers, internet services, civil liberties and biological patents.”

Remember NATFTA? Remember the concept of Corporate Personhood from the Citizens United case? The TPP combines all of the worst elements of NAFTA and Citizens United, shoots them up with steroids, sprinkles in a speedball and codifies these principles into a trade agreement that is in fact much more than a trade agreement.

To sum up what we do know already, based on previous leaks of the working text about how the TPP would eclipse the concept of corporate personhood, I’ll quote David Swanson of Roots Action, who writes that the TPP would make popular the phrase Corporate Nationhood:

“Many of us have heard of corporate personhood. Corporations have been given the Constitutional rights of persons by U.S. courts over the past 40 years, including the right to spend money on elections. By corporate nationhood I mean the bestowing of the rights of nations on corporations (…) Treaties, according to Article VI of the U.S. Constitution, are — together with the Constitution itself — the supreme law of the land. So U.S. laws would have to be made to comply with the TPP’s rules.”

How would U.S. laws be made to comply? Because, As Kevin Zeese and Margret Flowers write:

“In addition to requiring that laws conform to provisions within the TPP, corporations would be allowed to sue governments in the trade tribunal if laws interfere with their profits. Governments could not represent their interests before the tribunal or appeal adverse decisions. This would be a tremendous loss of sovereignty.” And who is on this tribunal? Three judges, appointed by the corporations.  ~Kim Lombardo Franzese

Julie Borowski

Youtube personality/Facebook Personality/Libertarian Extraordinaire, Julie is the most educational, entertaining Libertarian ever! Reaches the masses on a level they can understand, and does a damn fine job of it. I only need to nominate one. She takes the cake. ~Corky Kaericher, http://www.OpsSurplus.com

 Julie Borowski taught me about libertarianism and she is hot as hell. ~ Matthew M. Harpham

 Justin Amash

Justin Amash – Yes, he is a Republican, but he is literally standing against his own party to fight for Liberty and libertarian issues.  And they are trying to primary him, because they want him out.  And the fact that he reports every vote to Facebook shows that he is one of the few Congressmen that understands his responsibilities to his constituents. ~Bob Schuon

Kate Baker

Activists often come and go – fighting the good fight and then giving up, getting burnt out, or moving on to others issues. This is not the case with Kate Baker. Improving education – whether that be home schooling, charter schools, or just generally improving the education of our kids has always been Kate’s cause…and her vision, perseverance and amazing amount of energy paid off.  I was proud to be one of the legislators in the NH House that cast a vote in 2012 allowing business tax credits to businesses who donated to educational scholarships for NH kids. Kate Baker deserves the credit as much if not more than anyone involved in this effort.  As a result of this new law that finally actually allowed some real school choice in NH, Kate worked to start the Network for Educational Opportunity – a a 501c3 nonprofit charity scholarship organization that builds a bridge for children from a school where they are struggling to a school where they can succeed. http://networkforeducation.org/  Kate has actually gone from an education activist to an educations success story. She is truly an inspiration.~Hon. Tammy Simmons, Manchester NH

 Marcell Fontaine

He’s a strong voice for LGBT folks in the liberty movement. His words, actions, insights and debates have shed light on the fact that the left wing does in fact, not care about gay folks while they parrot such talking points. ~Bruce Daughtry, Jr.

 Mark Edge

Syndicated on 120+ radio stations nationwide, Edge and Freeman broadcast the ideas of liberty to tens of thousands of people 356 days a year. They’re smart and principled missionaries for the cause of liberty, and have probably converted more statists than we’ll ever know. ~Kari DePhillips

Mark Willis

Mark ran for RNC chair last winter in Maine~Violet J. Willis

Mark Willis, former RNC Maine National Committeeman pulled no punches with the RNC this past year. From outright challenging Reince Priebus for the Chairmanship, to his continued efforts to repeal and replace the illegitimate 2012 RNC Rule changes. Mark also successfully presented a Resolution to curtail DHS bullet acquistions which was adopted by the RNC and Congressional Republicans~Bryan Daughtry

Mike Church

 Mike has done more for the liberty movement than anyone I can think of. In 2010 he hosted an Article V symposium putting that issue on the map. He has introduced a lot of people to nullification and interposition through guests like Thomas Woods and Kevin Gutzman. He has written and produces docudramas that present factual history. He has introduced virtue back into the political discourse. He has been a constant advocate of the Liberty Movement and a small, limited republican form of government. ~Anonymous

Nathan Cox

Nathan Cox  for being an example of what “love they neighbor as yourself”/ follower of the golden rule looks like. ~Matt Neff

Nicole Revels

Nicole had a HUGE year in 2013 advocating liberty causes. Her biggest achievement (IMHO) was her Resolution urging  the RNC and Republican Congressman to Defund Obamacare. This was a huge victory for us as it was a complete bottom-up effort. Nicole Revels was able to get the resolution passed first at her local district level, then submitted it to committee members to bring before the RNC,. She attended the RNC meetings in Boston and saw the resolution through all the way. From the Resolution Committee where it passed unanimously to the General Session where it was officially adopted.  Furthermore, she was instrumental (once again) in bringing attention to the 2012 RNC Rules Debacle. Authoring a Resolution and supporting efforts on the ground at the RNC Winter and Spring meetings. One only has to take a glance at her body of work to discover she is one of the most dedicated and successful liberty activists in the United States. Visit her website at CarolinaLibertyPAC.com ~Bryan Daughtry

 Pat “PO Taxpayer” Ford

Is a Libertarian radio personality and blogger with The Coalition; found on AM radio, online, and podcast http://coalitionradio.us/, he is doing what he can to spread libertariansm.~Justin Ricci, Providence, Rhode Island

For using new media to promote liberty. ~Tony Jones, Tonyjones.org

 Rand Paul

Rand Paul is a bad ass republican who should rule the universe. ~ Matthew M. Harpham

Robert Zubrin

For his work in unleashing the potential of human beings from the shadow of Malthusianism with his book Merchants of Despair: Radical Environmentalists, Criminal Pseudo-Scientists, and the Fatal Cult of Antihumanism. A crucial book that altered my own views much like Atlas Shrugged. Man won’t be free if he feels guilt for his own existence.  For his inspiration to reach for Mars in The Case for Mars and the video, The Mars Underground, with the potential that spacefaring has for creating the next frontier for freedom. ~ MAL, http://www.raggedyedge.net

Robby Wells

For having the courage as a small l libertarian he is running for P.O.T.U.S. as a Democrat in 2016 ~Tony Jones, Tonyjones.org

Robin Koerner

The founding of Blue-Republicans and his articles in Huffpost gives me hope that liberty can transcend party labels and infiltrate everywhere. ~C. Michael Pickens, Executive Director LPWA

 Ron Paul

Just like Thomas E. Woods, Ron Paul has now dedicated himself to the education of liberty with his book The School Revolution, the Ron Paul Channel, Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, and the Ron Paul Curriculum.  This is his legacy, and it will serve as the basis for liberty in the coming years. ~John Licari, www.musicprepservices.net

Sam Canders

For the courage to run for MEGOP Chair ~Violet J. Willis

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is a good republican that is almost as awesome as Rand Paul… bad ass filibuster.~ Matthew M. Harpham

Thomas E. Woods

This is a man who exudes liberty inside and out.  His work is all about educating people about real history, real economics, and other topics through a lens that is not filthy with propaganda.  To me, he is the face of liberty, post-Ron Paul. ~John M. Licari, www.musicprepservices.net

Tony Jones “Punk Rock Libertarian”

As RI’s Punk-Rock libertarian. Founder or RI Free Radio. On the air on AM 1320 WARL. Co-host The Coalition Talk Radio show. Blogger.  Host of the “Liberty Drinks” libertarian networking night in Rhode Island  http://rifreeradio.org/  He is doing what he can to spread libertarianism ~Justin Ricci, Providence, Rhode Island

Dr. Walter Block

Dr. Walter Block is both a national and our local New Orleans expert in Austrian Economics. At Loyola University in New Orleans, he is the Economics Department Head and has built the largest group of Austrian Economics Professors in one university. His writings and speeches are certainly influencing a new generation of libertarians. His department hosted an outstanding Students for Liberty Regional Conference at Loyola with 200 attendees. Dr. Walter Block has generously and freely spoken at Libertarian Party of Louisiana parish caucuses as new Parish Executive Committees (PECs) were developed across Louisiana. ~Jennifer “Hap” Werther

 Will Coley

Will Coley has opened my eyes to the fact that Muslims can, too be pro liberty and the way I’ve seen it done was absolutely amazing this year. ~Bruce Daughtry, Jr.

 Winners Circle

 

5Th Place

Charlotte Iserbyt

Because of her amazing and tireless efforts to awaken the masses about the deliberate dumbing down of education, for the amount of parents her books and videos are waking up right now due to the draconian implementation of the Common Core Curriculum. And after watching this wonderfully informative video: http://www.youtube.com/watchv=V7StnD_Qq5M ~Kim Lombardo Franzese

Charlotte Iserbyt is probably the most inspiring person I have ever met. She has stood up for truth for longer than anyone in the liberty movement and continues to go strong at the age of 83. Many of the issues she has blown the whistle about for decades are finally coming to the forefront and it just proves that what people call “Conspiracy” eventually gets uncovered and the truth comes out. Thank you Charlotte for keeping your integrity all of these years while trying to expose the truth even when people weren’t listening. Well, people hear you now and you are the biggest force of energy I’ve ever encountered and you give me hope that fighting the good fight can be done well into our twilight years.  Thank you for all you have exposed and for all you have done. ~ Gigi Bowman, GigiBowmanforSenate.com

 I would like to nominate Charlotte Iserbyt who hasn’t stopped speaking out for the past 30 years which shows true dedication ~Ken Bowman

4th Place

Edward Snowden

There are a lot of people who have done a lot for the advancement of liberty, and a lot to inspire others to advance liberty. This year, I’d like to recognize two of them: Private Manning and Edward Snowden. Both are whistleblowers who have exposed great misdeeds by the American federal government. These two individuals have directly, or indirectly, inspired hundreds, if not thousands, of others to speak out against the wars, drone bombings, and indiscriminate wiretapping of the American Empire. Manning was “rewarded” with 35 years in military prison, while Snowden has become a fugitive seeking exile in Russia. We need to recognize these individuals for their service, and reward them with a Liberty Inspiration Award! ~Darryl Perry, activist, author, poet and statesman

Edward Snowden, the man gave up everything to expose the violations of the 4th amendment that he saw. In exposing it he lost his job, his house, his girlfriend & had to seek asylum in Russia. How many people are willing to sacrifice that much to do the right thing? ~anonymous

I nominate and cast my vote for Snowden because he knew that he was risking his life and liberty with what he did. ~Adam Kokesh

3rd Place

Gigi Bowman

I’ve nominated Gigi because she has inspired so many. It’s easy to be a keyboard warrior but to actually get out there and run for office and kick ass…I absolutely adore her, admire her and love her tons! She inspirse me more than she may ever know, but I’m honored to call her my friend. ~Barbie Dunn

I nominate Gigi Bowman. She is an inspiration for caring and trying to spread the message of liberty. Her involvement in the organization of the Save Long Island forum is beyond an inspiration. ~John Scuteri

Because Gigi will bravely go forward when she sees something is amiss (even if she doesn’t know where the first step should be she will take any first step) and tries to correct the problem while not taking credit for herself nor trying to gain anything from it. ~Ken Bowman

Because she’s an inspiration to so many to get up off of their collective asses and DO SOMETHING, and one of the hardest working activists I know. I don’t know where she finds the time and energy for all that she does in the name of liberty, so if I’ve never said it -consider this my heartfelt thank you~Kim Lombardo Franzese

2nd Place

Tony Stiles

Through his high-profile regional Midwestern media presence, Tony has been successful in redefining how we view media in relation to an oftentimes biased mainstream media.  With his radio programs, promotion company and writings, he has provided a liberty-minded viewpoint that is too often passed over.  I first met Tony while I was serving as the Midwest Regional Director for the Gary Johnson/Jim Gray national campaign in 2012.  Tony hosted an Omaha-based regional radio program.  He was fair with his coverage, asked the tough questions necessary, but gave a voice to a liberty-minded team.  He became a regular fixture on our radio interviews.  Later in 2012, Tony was one of the few regional media personalities insistent on covering the third party candidate debate in Chicago, hosted by Free & Equal and moderated by Larry King.  Again, he gave fair treatment and a platform for hearing all viewpoints.His efforts continued, if not ramped up to support a voice of liberty and open dialog in 2013.  While maintaining his business ventures in Nebraska, he has branched out into the Chicago market, an area in obvious need of a consistent public personality speaking in favor of the broad ideals of liberty, but more importantly lending support to those fellow patriots running for office or working at a grassroots level.  It’s my pleasure to have worked with Tony Stiles and my honor to nominate him for your 2013 Liberty Inspiration Award. ~Dan Drexler, State Chairman, Libertarian Party of Indiana

Starting with his radio show in Omaha, and now since expanding to national syndication and TV presence, Tony has consistently used his medium to preach the message of liberty.  I’ve had the privilege of being on Tony’s show, and having him on mine (when I had one), and he is one of the best in business.  Tony’s no nonsense attitude and ability to argue on behalf of the liberty movement make him on of the most inspirational people I have ever met, and I feel he is more than deserving of this award.  ~Mathew A Erickson III

Tony Stiles has been a voice of reason and liberty.  He has not adhered to either the Republican or Democratic parties but has shown flaws in both of them, reflecting how the two parties have collectively ruined the country.  Mr. Stiles has also been on the side of liberty for all Americans.  Regardless of our race, religion, sexuality, ethnicity, his page has invited a broad group of people to discuss the idea of liberty and restoring it.  ~Othman Zia

I nominate Tony Stiles because he is not afraid to say what he thinks. He is not always right, but he is willing to say what he means. This takes a lot of courage. ~Grant Stanley, canworksmart.com 

I would like to nominate Mr. Tony Stiles for the 2013 Liberty Inspiration Award. It has been said that Mr. Stiles is a “radical”, “over-the-top”, or “too much”. While this may be true to a certain extent, I believe that’s his whole point… To “wake-up America”. Or, to put this idea another way, I think that our Government is what has become “radical”, “over-the-top”, and “too much”… And a radio personality/media mogul such as Tony Stiles is exactly what’s needed to combat this “America” which has become bloated with special interests, corporate greed, and most important of all, a country whose once strong “middle class” has been reduced to near poverty. I heard of Mr. Stiles on Facebook; He was actually the person who turned me on to Mr. Gary Johnson who was running as a Libertarian Presidential candidate, back when Obama was running for his second term. It was because of Mr. Stiles that I voted for Gary Johnson. As a matter of fact… It was the first time I voted, ever, and although he obviously did not win the election, I found solace in my choice. I also think that it truly says something that this was, in fact my first time voting, because I finally did-so out of a genuine feeling of alarm, for my country. And like Mr. Stiles, I am simply NOT a believer in choosing “the lesser of two evils”; I genuinely found Mr. Gary Johnson to be a great choice, for various reasons. I like his views, his fighting spirit, and his honesty.  Beyond that, I also find myself akin to Mr. Stiles; I am indeed “inspired” by Tony in that he and I share the fact that we are both entrepreneurs. I am a small business owner/digital artist, so of course the topic of the economy is very important to me. More than that, I have not only called-in on Tony’s show, but I have spoken with him one-on-one on his personal line, and let me tell you… This man is extremely knowledgeable, and knows his American history to a T. I sincerely believe in Mr. Tony Stiles, but more than that… I genuinely feel as if he has true passion for what he does, and believes in HIMSELF 100% This country needs to listen to Mr. Stiles, and I believe that granting him this distinction is not only an excellent way for people to hear about him, but it is also a distinction that is well deserved. ~ Drew Henry, CEO/Owner of Wicked Studioz, Boston http://www.WickedProductions.deviantART.com

1st Place

Adam Kokesh

He is Brave, Strong and Inspiring.  He lives by his principles and has enough ego to follow through with them.  He is also sweet, respectful and thoughtful.   These are all qualities I respect and admire.  Because of people like Adam we know that this fight is clearly challenging but that we can’t give up. ~Gigi Bowman

Adam had exercised his 2nd amendment rights, and was arrested for doing so.  He is a political prisoner, and a very important one, as our rights are being diminished every single day.~ John Licari

I’d like to nominate Adam Kokesh for the Liberty Inspiration awards for his activism. This is not limited to his videos and public appearances, but also the civil disobedience for which he is being sentenced. While many people have beliefs similar to his, very few have the drive to act on their beliefs as he does. ~Ford Fischer,  CNN iReport Contributor

Adam Kokesh for his willingness to put his own safety and freedom on the line in the fight for liberty. ~Matt Neff

I would like to nominate Adam Kokesh because I feel he has the guts … Right or wrong … To move forward ~Ken Bowman

“I nominate ADAM KOKESH for the Liberty Inspiration Award because of his ability to passionately reach out to a wide range of people; regardless of sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or country of origin.  At 60-something, I was ready to retire from activism and hand the torch to the younger generation.  But, Adam inspired me to be more optimistic; to continue my efforts to inspire others to achieve self-ownership and to defeat tyranny.  Without optimism, hope for a better future dwindles.  Thank you, Adam!”          ~ Victoria (Tori) Higgs

Adam has been put to the test many times. This year, he was really hammered. He has kept his cool and head and his heart through it all. I miss his voice out there now but I’m sure we will hear it again. I am inspired by his willingness to take a stand – as crazy as some people thought it was – and bear the consequences with dignity. You and I would not have gone so quietly, lol. ~Sally O’Boyle

 

Hello Hello Hello, is there anybody out there? Has Liberty Finally Died?

After 7 years of being naive and believing in my peers in liberty, I have seen the death of liberty and it’s right in my own playground –that being the place where my friends and I once played at spreading the message of liberty.
Liberty died with Ron Paul.  I’ll say that again –I watched it grow with Ron Paul and I watched it die with Ron Paul.  I know this to be true because all of the people whom I have met in the last 7 years through the Ron Paul Revolution can now be seen dying on a vine like the fungus that my winter squash had this summer.  It looked kind of pretty for awhile and I believed that I would actually be eating squash this winter but what started with a bang ended as death on the vine and I was unsure of whether to blame it on what was falling down from the sky or coming up from the soil.  The fungus of liberty seems to be the internet and where it started out there growing pretty and strong…..it apparently grew a fungus and died.
Who really cares anyway?
I started out in this world of “liberty” at the very front of the gate by immediately starting a Ron Paul meetup on Long Island –it eventually ended in 2012 with a lot of division, anger, and wrath with friends going their separate ways –some went RepubliCan, some went Losertarian and some just went back to the mall.
Through the years I have kept my positive attitude (naivety) believing that I could personally bring Liberty to this country, to my state to my locality by starting up organizations like LibertyCandidates –helping those, like me, who still believed we could work through the system, get some notoriety and run for office believing that perhaps, they too, could get donations like Ron Paul and in no time at all we would have 50 Ron Paul’s in the House and Senate voting NO! to all the bad policies while repealing bad legislation….. but that didn’t work out.  –No one has donated to LibertyCandidates for 4 years except for the few diehard believers like me. And the one guy in the liberty movement who actually had money to back up his beliefs gave it to a candidate by the name of Kerry Bentivolio  who duped liberty by actually gaining the “notoriety” by being the first seated legislator to ever be voted out of Liberty Candidates because in his first few congressional votes he voted for the Monsanto Protection act and to raise the debt ceiling.  I’m still running liberty candidates but it’s sort of turned into a sparkler on the fourth of July rather than a cherry bomb –pun intended, as our main way of collecting donations for those who actually had the balls to step up and run for office are called money bombs.  Bombs away –none of these brave souls stands a chance of ever winning a local seat never mind an actual seat in the house when the most they can garner in donations is a couple of hundred –how is liberty ever going to win that way?  Either Ron Paul made all of his supporters broke or people just stopped actually caring.
I kept my positive attitude when I, along with my friend, Ed Weaver, began Save Long Island because we saw that the meetup we were running, Campaign for Liberty, was another loss on the vine of liberty.  In the years in which we tried to grow the liberty movement in our own back yards we never grew in numbers –and though we had 200 or so members the same 20 always showed up.  We realized we were never getting anywhere except to maybe throw a sign wave on a bitter cold day but other than this…..we were going nowhere fast.  That also was the time of the great divide between those who went “right” and those who went lost -and I say this, not so much to insult the big L Libertarian party –because I have also put my faith and hope into this endeavor as well –dragging my Ron Paul friends into the party –believing we could get candidates to run for office locally and bring liberty to our own backyards –but that can’t happen when you can’t even gather more than 5 to 10 people –and not at any one time either– to collect the gazillion signatures a Libertarian needs in order to get on the ballot –and when one finally does it comes with a lot of bad blood and division within the party itself because of the clash of either egos or, like the saying goes, herding cats gets you nowhere…..  yes, that is what the Libertarian Party means to me at this point –and I put all my faith and hope into this party believing that with my passion I could change things in a party that never really got anywhere on an island that has it’s own two party system betraying itself as happened this past year when the Republicans on Long Island voted for the NY Safe Act infringing on the 2nd Amendment.
The Libertarian Party –especially in NY, has a chance in 2014 to grow and become a guiding beacon of light -they are the only party that stands up for the 2nd Amendment!  But that’s not going to happen when the old guard libertarians who sat around drinking coffee and talking philosophy can’t get along with the new libertarians who came in from the Ron Paul Revolution and instead of  talking philosophy –they are instead spiting one another and it’s more spit and vinegar than actually “getting things done”.  The Libertarians in New York could be getting behind an event like the Save Long Island Forum and letting the world know that they are here to educate the masses about the issues that affect all of us –but instead they revile, ignore and buy no tickets to this event…..  ?
Because of that act of voting for the SAFE ACT by the Republicans I quickly jumped to my usual optimistic and idealistic self and decided I would actually run for office and help to bring truth and light to the people of Long Island by awakening them to the issues affecting all of us –things like the reason why our taxes were so high and we could barely afford to fill our gas tanks and the reason why so many around us were getting sick and why our children were dying (including my own) from our government waking up one day in bed with corporations who were now running our schools and our medicine cabinets and our skies and our electrical currents and our food supply….
So I had this bright idea along with my friend, Edward Weaver, who runs this organization we started called Save Long Island where we showed films about these same issues listed above on a monthly basis at the local library –trying to enlighten people to what we need to face and try to find solutions….. that we would bring in experts on all of these issues affecting us and try and awaken the people of our home, Long Island, to what’s really going on because we know that unless we educate ourselves about these issues, we can’t really fight back.  We figured that this event would be a model for other towns and other cities across the nation –Save ______’s in every state. We had watched in the last year as people were devastated by the super-storm Sandy and we had seen what it could possibly be like if we really needed to survive for long periods of time without food or electricity or heat –and what it was like to come back from disaster, working together as a community.  We figured now was the time to finally come together and take back our counties, our cities our towns, our state and that everyone would  WANT to come on this journey with us!  We would help to educate our neighbors and friends and some of us might even step up and take the bull by the horns and run for office or start leading people and teaching them to be self-sufficient by growing their own gardens or canning or stocking up. By fighting the companies trying to put “smart meters” on our homes without our knowledge. To gather the troops and fight the legislators that were working against us by trying so hard to trample on our constitution and taking away our rights for everything from our freedom of speech to our freedom to bear arms to our freedom to even decide whether our own kids should get vaccines or not!   During this time we watched as groups grew on facebook on Long Island that were starting to wake up to the things we were telling them about for years like Agenda 21 and Common Core Education and Ed and I got excited that if we threw this event that they would all come and bring their family and friends so that we could all work together as a unit of educated, concerned citizens who knew our rights and knew what it would take to retaliate against the crony capitalist and legislators who fought against term limits so they could keep their cushy jobs while they boxed their ears when we had concerns –while pandering to corporations for lobby money and perks….  Yes…Ed and I had this grand idea that we would take our little organization and turn it into a giant extravaganza that would talk about ALL the issues while at the same time bringing about education about economics which we have always known was at the center of this giant mess of a nation since 1913 when the Federal Reserve was born –100 years ago this week.  And here we are throwing this large party to celebrate the fact that we CAN take matters into our own hands and educate ourselves and our families and friends and that by doing this we can come up with solutions and fight back…..  only  it’s all quiet and silent and no one is answering our call.  We’re throwing a party and no one is coming but for a few optimist like us……but the rest?  Our Libertarian friends, our Ron Paul friends, our friends in liberty and freedom……  where are they?
So I have to assume from all of this that liberty is dead.  I had heard that the prices of our tickets were too high –yet we have been selling them for 6 months  ?  So we lowered the prices because we still believe that we are doing the right thing –only we realize that any profit we expected to bring in and hand over to 9/11 first responders was asking too much —  and at half price the silence is deadening still….. and the sadness to the first responders will be even sadder.
We appealed to those who have known of liberty for longer than most to please come and help us to awaken those who are just learning…..  and I hear complaints from people on the left of the middle saying that this event sounds great but the tickets should be free and they plan on boycotting outside of our event because we’re charging money…..  And my answer to that is “If only the hotel wasn’t charging us $13,000 and our speakers weren’t asking for a fee and plane fare and hotel rooms were free— but they are not…..
And to those who really know Ed and I –we’ve never charged a thing or made any money off of what we have done for years and years…..  we do it because we give a damn –but giving a damn is apparently not enough –you need to give your soul to some people.
Yes, Edward Weaver and I are doing this because we care.  Alexa Dunetz who came on board with us is doing this because she believes.  A few who began with us in the beginning weren’t as naive and didn’t believe that this event could happen so they stepped off this train wreck.  But we still believed and we followed through…. and here we are three weeks away and we have barely sold enough tickets to fill the South Huntington Library, never mind a room that can fit up to 10 times that amount.  Here we are three weeks away and people are still putting this off until tomorrow as if that is possible for us when we have speakers to fly in from far off places to speak to you about what they have known and what they wish to share and how we can come together to find solutions….
But apparently liberty is dead with the very people I began this journey with –those from surrounding states like New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, Massachusetts, DC and of all places, New Hampshire -where those “enlightened” have begun the “Free State Project” hoping that 20,000 will follow them to their land of the free…..yet not one ticket sold to one of them to come to a place where people are paying the highest taxes in this country, who have just been devastated by a storm and who are finding out slowly but surely that their flood insurance might jump fivefold might actually like to find out about a place where there is some hope….. nope, none of those people have bought a ticket….  None of the people from the places I’ve traveled to with my husband for the past 7 years to help them to spread the message of liberty with everything from Ending the Fed to LoveFests and FreedomFests and Paloozas have bought a ticket….. none.
But liberty is not just dead on Long Island…..it is apparently dead in the midwest and in Alabama and in NYC and in all of the places where other liberty events have died on the vine —  liberty died at Paulfest last August when the liberty movement divided between the grassroots and the RepubliCans which we found printed on a T-Shirt washed of it’s liberty….
So why am I still here believing? Running for Office?  Running an event that no one is buying tickets to??
Honestly, I do not know……  If people can’t buy tickets to an event to learn what’s affecting their children and family —their neighborhoods and bank accounts and why so many people have cancer or are suffering from allergies or sick from medication or why their kids are being tortured in their schools day after day…. but can instead spend it on the new XBox or a few White Russians or a burger and fries and a beer –or pay $50  for a night out at the movies supporting stars they revile all day on facebook  yet find that same price too high to listen to 20 speakers on 20 issues that will give them the knowledge to fight back for their own children??
No, wait, I do know why I’m still here….because I give a damn.  But are we it? Are Ed and Alexa and I the last three people we know who will sacrifice thousands of hours planning an event to bring awareness to the masses while between the three of us we are still trying to earn a living, go to law school and run for office all the while running organizations to help other’s do the same?  Ed is also the Chair of the Suffolk County Libertarian Party and I am a Vice Chair to the NY State Libertarian Party and run an organization that vets people to run for office on a platform of liberty.  I’m starting to wonder if we are the last few people who actually are so naive we believed our friends and our family in liberty would come together to open their arms to a whole new crop of people that are just becoming aware themselves —because YES FOLKS…the few who have actually bought tickets are NEW PEOPLE who actually want to learn!
So what happened to our friends in Liberty? They’re divided, fighting, hating, condemning, judging and blocking.  People who once inspired and who even won liberty inspiration awards are turning into angry egotist.  Those who have entertained and sang of freedom and liberty are having a hard time finding places where people can hear them because liberty events are dying all over.  So is it all over?  Should we bother anymore?  Should we just hang up our liberty T-shirts on a hook and never look back and just accept what’s thrown at us?  Should I bother running for office? If people can’t pay $60 bucks to go to an event I’m throwing to awaken them to the issues that affect us are they going to donate to my campaign so that I can awaken them to the issues that affect us?  Will they instead just go into the voting booths and vote party line once again after all of their complaining about the state of our nation?

Is anyone going to buy a ticket to listen to Charlotte Iserbyt talk to us about Common Core Education and what we should do to solve this massive problem or G. Edward Griffin tell us about Agenda 21 and what we can do to stop this infringement on our personal property rights?  Is it too much trouble to be in a room and listen to men speak of our monetary policy and where we should go? Does anyone care any longer about how we can help our children stay off of anti-depressants or how we can cure cancer ourselves?  Does anyone want to know what’s actually in our water and in our food and in our skies and how we can fight back from what’s being fed to our families?

hello hello hello is there anybody out there? Ed and I are seriously considering walking away from everything at this point.  Do we bother?  Is there any hope?  We can’t back out of this event now because we have contracted to have it so we will probably end up being $30,000 in debt instead of helping our fellowman to become enlightened and fight back….Won’t you please think about continuing to spread the message of liberty and sharing your knowledge with some of those who aren’t yet where you might be?www.savelongislandforum.com

Now Taking Nominations for the 2013 Liberty Inspiration Awards!

Who inspired you in 2013?  

Tell us why!

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The 2nd Annual Liberty Inspiration Awards!

ok…..slap me silly but it’s time again for the  annual “Liberty Inspiration Award” brought to you by http://www.Libertycandidates.com
As you all must know by now since I am the Queen of Spam,  I’m in the middle of throwing the most amazing event to ever happen in the land of liberty (save long island forum –and if you don’t buy a ticket and come and perhaps get Snowden with us lol (Snowed in Package –we promise not to spy on you!) you are doing yourself a huge disservice –who wants to miss Robert Murphy debating Bill Still with G. Edward Griffin in the audience??)
This year we will announce the winners at the Save Long Island Forum and I promise to get all the letters out on to the public by January 31st. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  January 15th 2014

There are only three rules and you MUST FOLLOW THEM or your nominations will not count!

1.  You MUST email me at gigi@libertycandidates.com (putting it on my FB page or in a FB message or on twitter or linked in or in a meme does NOT COUNT!)
 
2. You MUST tell me WHY you are nominating this person (just giving me a name is not good enough –I must know WHY they inspired you! and so and so “because” is not a reason.)
 
3. You can ONLY choose 3 and no more than THREE people.  If you send more than three people I will ignore anything after the first three you send me.
Here is last years winners list so you can get some idea of the honor of receiving an award like this since it comes with heartfelt messages not just a name slapped on a trophy.
Now get to thinking about who inspired you in 2013 and tell me why!
Gigi Bowman

Liberty Candidates Boston Tea Party Fundraiser December 16, 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 Current List of  Liberty Candidates:

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

Arizona

Thurane Aung Khin – State Representative District 20

California

Alex Fidel – Mayor Encinitas 
Eusebio Preciado – State Assembly 38th District

Colorado

Matthew Hess – Governor

Florida

Adrian Wyllie – Governor

Illinois

David Earl Williams – Congress

Indiana

John Pickerill – County Commissioner District 2

Maine

Blaine Richardson – Congress District 2

Mississippi

Danny Bedwell – Congress 1st District

New Hampshire

Darryl W. Perry – President

New York

Gigi Bowman – State Senate District 5
Michael McDermott – Congress 3rd District

 North Carolina

Robby Wells – President 2016

Texas

T. J. Fabby – State House District 10
Kory Watkins – Congress District 6

West Virginia

Dale Anderson II – House of Delegates District 16

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A New Video Series from Gigi Bowman: How She’s Running for Office on A Liberty Platform

This is a series about running for office for the first time. Not knowing what I’m doing just knowing there is passion and drive behind it –like all Liberty Candidates we are not career politicians or politicians at all –we’re just citizens of the United States who care about our communities and our children and want the same freedoms for them that we have grown up with –but we seem to be losing our liberties more each day. I want to have a say in what’s happening –I can no longer sit back and watch. I’m going to share with you my experiences because if I can do this you can too.

The only reason to run for office is to repeal and Nullify all the laws and legislation that are stopping us from living a free life. From the TSA to the NDAA to the reason that Hemp is illegal in this country we need to find a way back to where we could get on with our lives without living in fear of our Government.

I hope that my experience gives you inspiration that you can do it to. I’m a real estate agent and a mom and wife not a politician.

This series is inspired by the book of the same name “How to Run for Office on a Liberty Platform” written by Liberty Candidates. I am the President and Creator of http://www.libertycandidates.com. You can find the book on our website.

If you are running on a platform of liberty please fill out our application.

My Senate Website is http://www.gigibowmanforsenate.com if you would like to donate I would appreciate that very much.

Thank you for watching.

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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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……

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

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

 

Paul Festival Announces New Additions to an Already Impressive Lineup

Ron Paul sends a personal message of appreciation

“Golden State” and others join the show

Tampa, FL. – On Thursday, July 26th, Paul Festival announced new additions to an already impressive lineup that includes keynote speaker Peter Schiff, Lew Rockwell, Gov. Gary Johnson, and Chuck Baldwin.  The new additions include:

  • Country and Western Sensations, “Burns & Poe
  • Liberty Band: “Golden State
  • The Winners of the Paul Festival Video Promo Contest : “Corrected Axiom”
  • YouTube Sensation, “The Minister of Truth and the Axis Experience
  • Atlanta Georgia’s own: “The Industry

They join the music sensation The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Ron Keel, Jordan Page, Tatiana Moroz, Rebel Inc and Circle II Circle, among others.  A full list of speakers and performers are available on their website at http://www.PaulFestival.org.

Organizers have been busy putting together what could potentially be the greatest gathering of the Liberty movement to date.  They were pleasantly surprised by an encouraging note from the founder of the movement, Presidential contender Ron Paul himself — whose recent legislative victory in the House saw bi-partisan support to audit the Federal Reserve.

“The organizers of Paul Fest have been very helpful in working with my staff to avoid scheduling conflicts with our rally on Sunday, and I am very appreciative of the flexibility they’ve shown and the enthusiasm with which they’ve embraced our plans. I am confident that the hard work by the Paul Fest organizers will result in a great time for all those attending their event.” stated the Congressman.

As a special promotion, organizers are holding a ticket raffle and prize give-a-way.  Prizes include a Skype-date with the sultry sensation Tatiana Moroz, tickets to LibertyFest NYC, the premier of Atlas Shrugged and many more.  Anyone who buys a ticket or a Ronvoy package between now and Aug. 8th are entered into our drawing.  For more information please visit: http://www.paulfestival.org/77-general-information/253-paulfestival-ticket-raffle-and-prize-give-a-way

The confluence of events taking place in Tampa are shaping up to be quite a spectacle.  Besides the official RNC eventsPaul Festival, theRally at the Sundome, the Veterans’ MarchCamp Liberty, not to mention the Ronvoy parade through Tampa, this August is sure to be an historical time for the Liberty movement, which is the proving itself as the fastest growing political movement in recent history.