Liberty Candidate, Senator Randi Shannon, Resigns from Office


From: The Office of the Senator of the Republic of the United States of America,

And The Republic for Iowa, Senator Randi Shannon

 

 

Hello everyone, my name is Randi Shannon, and I have been honored to be Iowa’s Republican Candidate for The Office of State Senator in District 34.  The support I have received from so many in this district has been just incredible! I will never forget your commitment to my campaign!

 

I want to especially thank my fellow Ron Paul for President Supporters, My Fellow Members of Liberty, My Friends who home school as did I, the many Pro-Life Members who have been so supportive of my candidacy over these past few months, and of course all my supporters in the Republican Party who have offered me so much help and encouragement, including many Republican Office holders here in Iowa, I promise you, your efforts on My behalf will be remembered.

 

Let me now announce to everyone in Iowa, I have become aware of the existence of the Original Republic for The United States of America.“We the People” re-inhabited our lawful de jure (de jur- “by right of lawful establishment”) government on March 30th, 2010.  This is The Republic founded in 1787 and then abandoned during The Civil War in the 1860s.

 

It was then replaced in 1871 by the UNITED STATES CORPORATION. (de facto-without law). This Unlawful Corporate Democracy, established by the forty-first congress, has been acting as though it is the “official government” which clearly it is not! In point of fact, it is the reason why “We the People” Instead of Experiencing Freedom and Prosperity, suffer under the weight of Oppressive Statutes and an Out of Control, Monstrous National Debt which is Robbing Us and All Future Generations of Americans of Our Treasure and Our Legacy for which Our Founding Fathers’ so Valiantly Fought and Died.

 

And Remember This! Where the de jure Republic of The United States of America exists the de facto UNITED STATES CORPORATION, having no standing, must go away!

Now, knowing this, and with the best interests of The People of Iowa District 34 uppermost in my heart and out of respect for my own conscience, I am here to announce that I am ending my campaign as of this July 4th, 2012.  Trust me this story does not end here nor does my commitment. In fact, my level of service to the good people of Iowa who have been so supportive of me and my campaign will be greatly increased.  Please allow me to continue, because I have some great news to share with all of you!

I have learned from my participation in campaigns that no matter who we elect, there’s no positive change.  The same talking points are used; “lower taxes, education reform, we need to end BIG GOVERNMENT PORK etc”.  We cast our votes, and for the most part, we are no better off. Our taxes go up and while we are losing our liberties in the name of security, our country becomes more divided.  New executive orders are issued, BIG GOVERNMENT INTRUSION into our private lives is on the rise and the Peoples’ despair grows and deepens. What Hope is there for any solutions from THE UNITED STATES CORPORATION?

 

In fact, that which happens is all too often nothing like what’s been promised. I know you feel very disaffected as I’ve heard this from so many of you with whom I’ve visited with these past several months.

I want you to know I feel the same! Unfortunately despair is rampant in our country today and with good reason!

 

Over the past several decades the quality of life for The People of Iowa has been eroding. Our individual earnings have dropped, we have skyrocketing inflation,  our public education system is a disaster, and THIS BLOATED GOVERNMENT we cannot afford just keeps on growing. 

 

American Entrepreneurism is all but dead. If the needs of “We the People” were being properly addressed,

THE UNITED STATES CORPORATION would have brought about changes that would have led to a vast and growing economy with prosperity for all who want it.  Therefore, The American Dream in Iowa and all over this country would be alive and well and Our Succeeding Generations would truly be better off as a result. 

 

Instead, ours is an economically weak nation with the dollar on the very brink of collapse! We now find corruption at virtually every level of government and hardly ever is anyone made to answer for it.  Just like Eric Holder, they refuse to answer and often as not they are rewarded. Where’s the law? and Public Accountability?

 

This Corrupt System is just like an out of control freight train heading at full speed toward the river where the bridge has been washed out by a flood brought on by their own acts in violation of the Public Trust,  and their Oaths to The Constitution of Iowa and The Republic of The United States of America.   

 

Remember, THE UNITED STATES CORPORATION was changed from The Republic, and since then, we have seen a plethora of Statutes passed as if they were Law without the consent of “We the People”. With the abandonment of The Republic, and especially following 1871, the abuses of the UNITED STATES CORPORATION heaped upon the American People and the Peoples of the International Community have been inestimable and unconscionable.  In this, I cannot and  will not have a share!

 

From the President on down, many of these so-called servants of the The People have repeatedly violated their oaths of Office, their fiduciary responsibilities, and in every way imaginable they’ve committed the most

egregious acts against “We the People” of the United States of America and People around the world. They have continually violated the People’s Trust. Be fooled no longer, that Trust is broken beyond repair!

Therefore, in order to affect the most good on behalf of The People of Iowa’s 34th District and in keeping with my conscience, I have accepted the position of U.S. Senator in The Republic of The United States of America, where I may better serve You and All of The People of Iowa.  I want you to know I have taken an Oath to Uphold, Support and Defend The Constitution of The United States of America.   This I will do to the best of my ability, So Help Me God. 

 

As Your Senator from Iowa in The Republic of The United States of America I will be especially focused on the following areas:

 

 [First] As someone who home schooled my kids has been Committed to and Achieved Educational Excellence for my own family, I whole heartedly support and will work with my Colleagues in The Republic Congress who plan to eliminate the Department of Education when it transfers to The Republic from THE BANKRUPT UNITED STATES CORPORATION.  Educational Excellence first and foremost is the result of personal commitment; first by parents, and then by the students themselves. We don’t need to spend more on education to achieve better results; just note how the opposite has proven to be true. Point of Fact, Home Schooling, which costs taxpayers nothing, often accomplishes the best result!

However, not everyone can or may want to make this choice for their family and may see advantages to Community, Private, Charter, Internet and/or Televised School systems.  If we are truly dedicated in our quest for Educational Excellence, then we need free market competition in the area of education, and we need to leave it to families and their students in Iowa and in Our Republic to make the choices that best serve them and meet their needs. This reflects my commitment to you, and on this I will not waver!

 

[Second] I am absolutely committed to our men and women in uniform who serve our country, and for them that means “No More Undeclared Wars”!  Their Blood is Too Precious to be spilled needlessly in far away countries where there is no threat to Our Republic.  The Lives of our service men and women are of

Such Exceeding Value as not be lost or even put at risk for the enrichment of those who profit as a result of war and so called Nation Building-Police Actions.  As your Senator in The Republic of The United States of America, I will never vote for or in any other way support such actions! I am Bound by My Oath to The Constitution of Republic of The United States of America which places limits upon me, while I serve in office, and I appreciate these limits as lawful and necessary in the performance of my duty to The People of Iowa.  I want you to know, I Take My Oath Very Seriously!

 

[Third] As Your Senator in The Republic of United States of America, Our Unalienable Rights Shall be protected, and First Among These “Life” shall be protected from the “Moment of Conception On”.  I refer everyone to “The Republic for Iowa-Life Affirming Proclamation” a copy of which I can provide by email. This Proclamation has My Endorsement and My Vote!

 

[Forth] Every concern which The People of Iowa have regarding GOVERNMENTAL ABUSE, such as the high cost and unconstitutionality of Obama-care and current healthcare costs, the invasive, insufferable acts committed by the TSAs  at Airports, Taxation at Obscene levels, and the list goes on and on, are all problems brought on by The “de facto” UNITED STATES CORPORATION.

 

By serving as your Senator in The Republic Congress, I am restrained to voting in line with Our Republic for The United States Constitution, which by the way does not contain the 14th Amendment or any thereafter as these are the product of “The De facto” UNITED STATES CORPORATION, and have no basis in Our Constitution. Therefore, “they are Their Problems” and when you join The Republic of The United States of America, they are no longer your problems! And as your Senator, I Proclaim here today that I am determined that “Their Problems” will never again become your problems in The Republic!

 

Again, Remember, where the de jure Republic of The United States of America exists the de facto UNITED STATES CORPORATION, having no standing, must go away!

 

I want you to know how very much I look forward to serving you and all of The People of Iowa as your United States Senator in The Republic of The United States of America, which truly is One Nation, Under God, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All!

 

For those of you having difficulty understanding the reasons for my decision, I want to refer you to the websites <republicfortheunitedstates.org> and <republiccongress.org>.

 

I thank you so very much for your thoughtful attention! And I look forward to addressing your concerns in Our Republic of The United States Congress!

In Faithful Service to The People of Iowa,

 

United States Senator, Randi Shannon

________________________________________

 

Senator Randi Shannon Serving Iowans

In The Republic of The United States of America


Please refer to the following four videos

http://youtu.be/nUmKT43j4Tc

Gigi Bowman Speaks Out about the Romney Endorsement(s) from Liberty Candidates

This is what I see: The people MENTIONED in this video [below] are the people on my “list” of those who will sell out –including the speaker in the video. By selling out I MEAN “playing the game” to get in –which eventually leads to winning –not on principle but on compromise.

Hey, if this “compromise” thing works then I am wrong. But what is it about Ron Paul that we all love? Is it because he compromised? (and when he had to compromise and “play” Republican by having to endorse candidates we were totally opposed to like Lamar Smith –that really angered  and turned off many to voting completely).  No!, We love Ron Paul because he has stood on principle in the house for 30 years and fought the fight no one else had the guts to take on. THAT is what we love about Ron Paul.

And it is what we love about our Liberty Candidates running on a platform of LIBERTY and Principle and we believe that they will NOT COMPROMISE which is why we give them the torch of liberty to carry on in Ron Paul’s path…..

But this year we have watched Senator Mike Lee and Senator Rand Paul –two Liberty Candidates  — turn around and endorse Romeny. And it saddens us because we believed these guys would stand on principle while in the house.

So is it the job itself that causes men to turn from principle? Is this what we can expect every time we get a man in office? That they will turn and start “playing a political game” in order to succeed?

Well how come Justin Amash, Glen Bradley, Jenn Coffey are not compromising?

Then lets start at the bottom folks. Lets start by supporting Liberty Candidates running for local and state office that will take on the establishment on PRINCIPLE.

Or do we have to have no principles in order to GET principle?

When are we all going to be brave and fight the fight without having to play the game?

I’ve always been totally against those that wanted to fight this fight with compromise. I call those people the sell-outs. I have my list and so far that list is on target. The people I believed to be all about compromise –the ones that bit the hand that fed them so they could appeal to the status quo; the ones who needed to get on the inside of the GOP no matter what they had to surrender in order to do that; the ones who, it appears, used the liberty movement to get further in their political careers…..

The bottom line is I’d rather die with my principles then be fake or phony or have to “play a game to get in”. There are organizations based on this. There are those who will only run through the GOP or the Democrat Party because they believe you have to go through one in order to win and they help to keep this Hegelian Dialectic alive and kicking……. even our biggest third party has played this game of ‘compromise’ in the last two election cycles.

This saddens me the most.

The only thing I can think of to do is have the Ron Paul supporters of principle (not the COMPROMISERS) go to the party of Liberty and take that back and bring it to the Party of the rEVOLution.

It’s already there for us –waiting. And the compromisers and sellouts…they can keep their GOP and their DEM party. I want no part of either one because it seems youALWAYS have to compromise and sell your soul to be in it.   “Play the game to win”.

NOT DOING IT!

Liberty Candidate Glen Bradley introduces Bill to Nullify the NDAA Law

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Liberty Candidate now running for State Senate,  Glen Bradley of the North Carolina General Assembly, has introduced a bill on May 16th, titled “Opposition to NDAA” and numbered H.R. 982 to tackle the NDAA federal detention law through statewide nullification.

Rep. Bradley has been officially endorsed by Ron Paul which I discovered via email due to the fact that he has fought constantly for the people and their rights in his district for the General Assembly of North Carolina and now he wishes to be elected to be senator of the State.

H.R. 982 already has two sponsors and two cosponsors. The sponsors are Rep. Bradley and Rep. Larry G. Pittman. The cosponsors are Rep. Jeff Collins and Rep. Jonathan C. Jordan. On May 17th it has passed the firth reading and was Referred to the  Committee on Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House and is awaiting on a vote before it can leave the committee to even be voted on in the general house chambers.

Right around the same time which the bill was introduced I under USWGO has, for two months(first attemptsecond attempt), attempted to get State Senator Phil Berger to go against the NDAA law, which even includes giving a report on the NDAA which I created via a Independent Investigation and a Petition with signatures from over 215 constituents (3-5 signatures were not from Rockingham Co. or were from Virginia) to get my state senator to go nullifying the NDAA by introducing legislation in the state legislature similar to Virginia and Arizona. Also the petition and report was also given to Rep. Bryan R. Holloway and Bert Jones.

Although the strategy was altered when a New York Federal Judge ruled an injunction against the Indefinite Detention of the NDAA on Constitutionality grounds. Of course since that ruling can be overturned by the Obama Administration and the fact that theCongress still supports the Indefinite detention and torture of American citizens is very troubling.

Continued:  http://uswgo.com/nc-state-rep-glen-bradley-introduces-bill-to-nullify-the-ndaa-law.htm

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click link below for larger picture:

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

 

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

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

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

 

Ron Paul’s Torchbearers

 

 

By  on April 26, 2012

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

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

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

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

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

Liberty Candidates Flag Day Fundraiser June 14, 2012

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Please give whatever you can.

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Our List of  2012 Liberty Candidates:

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California

John Dennis – Congress 12th District  

Colorado

Tisha Casida – Congress 3rd District 

Florida

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

Georgia

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

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

 Hawaii

Simon Russell – State House District 13

Idaho

Rob Oates – Congress 1st District 

Illinois

Doug Marks – State Senate District 33 

Iowa

Randi Shannon – State Senate 34th District  

Maryland

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

Michigan

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

Minnesota

Ben Blomgren – State House District 66B

Mississippi

Danny Bedwell – Congress 1st District

Missouri

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

Montana

Dan Cox – United States Senate

Nevada

Erin Lale – Henderson City Council 

New Hampshire

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

New Jersey

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

New Mexico

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

New York

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

North Carolina

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

North Dakota

Eric Olson – Congress At Large

Ohio

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

Oklahoma

Rj Harris – Congress 4th District 

Pennsylvania

Mike Koffenberger – Congress 4th District

Tennessee

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

Texas

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

Utah

Casey Anderson – State Senate 28th District (incumbent)

Vermont

*Robert Wagner – State Senate Addison County and Brandon

Washington

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

Wisconsin

Brandi Lefeber – Assembly 3rd District

Liberty Candidate Glen Bradley Endorsed by Ron Paul!

  • Our R3VOLUTION is growing by leaps and bounds!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    You won’t be disappointed you did!

    For Liberty,

    Ron Paul

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Check out the Liberty Candidates book at Amazon.com  Introduction by Tom Woods written by Liberty Candidates. Edited by Gigi Bowman and Sally O’Boyle
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And if you know any Liberty Candidates –have them check out the application at www.liberty-candidates.org

See You Tuesday Evening at 8pm!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

By Gigi Bowman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do I need to keep going on?

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

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

We can’t keep going on this way.

Tipping Point by Tisha Casida, Congressional Candidate 2012

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

Tipping Point

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Constitution v. Legislation by RJ Harris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

RJ Harris

Constitutional Libertarian

http://www.harrisforpresident.com

http://www.facebook.com/RJHarrisOfficial

The Constitutional Libertarian’s Defense Against Progressive Socialism

Written by Rj Harris
Libertarian Presidential Candidate 2012

With so many key conservative world leaders reading Hayek, and with Hayek himself not being able to confront socialism’s most insidious back-door entry points, those being the foot in the door safety net arguments, it is no wonder that the legacies of Thatcher and Reagan have descended into neo-conservative compassionate conservitivism which is little more than a softer and slower form of socialism. What is needed then and has been missing is the ability of all Libertarians to articulate the message of economic freedom to the emerging Liberty conscious constituency sans any allowance for socialism at the federal level beyond what the Founders allowed in through the Constitution. Therefore I propose that we all learn these following three points in defense of economic Liberty against socialism and be prepared to speak them forcefully and consistently whenever and wherever we may be called upon to do so:

1. Taking from one person to give to another under the auspices of charity, while altruistic, IS STILL theft and that action by a government is only accomplished under the presupposition that the labor of We the People, and the fruits which are bestowed by that labor, belong first and foremost to the government to be redistributed at the whim of that government. Of course this entire scheme has at its heart the insidious notion that while people think they are free because they are allowed to keep a portion of what they produce and make some of their own choices, in reality their “first fruits” being appropriated by the government proclaims for good and all that they are in fact involuntary servants to the state which is in direct violation of the 13th Amendment.

2. Even if state sanctioned theft for the purpose of social/individual welfare was not a moral evil and unconstitutional, governments have proven time and again that they have neither the requisite knowledge nor the level or altruism to efficiently distribute the stolen resources to those in real need. Moreover, when the state fails to husband this forced charity (taxes) to its greatest potential those patrons from which it was appropriated, the taxpayers, have nothing other than the long slow slog of political or judicial recourse to rectify the waste or graft which expends even more of their money to ends other than the supposed charity. Contrastingly, were those same patrons able to choose private charity services which engaged in similar wasteful behaviors to those of the government, that waste and graft could be immediately rectified simply by selecting a more proven efficient charity by the patrons themselves. Try doing this with the government and one will end up in jail or worse.

3. And finally in response to the very predictable socialist retort that people are inherently greedy and must therefore be forced by the state to provide charity through taxation we must be prepared to present the empirical TRUTH that despite the gross over-taxation of We the People there are more charities which exist today, husbanding more resources in the United States alone, than have ever existed in the history of the world. Based off of the economic prosperity which existed under the last vestiges of economic freedom, and lingered on until the last few decades, it can only be concluded that were it not for the greater and greater levels of forced charity through government taxation to provide social welfare, that the free market of charitable services would be even more robust than it has been of late. For how is it even possible for the People to donate to causes of their choosing when they have been taxed directly, or indirectly through deficit spending and inflationary policies, to the point of their own near total impoverishment?!

Thus, unless we are willing to continue allowing socialism and the insidious practice of involuntary servitude which follows in its wake to continue robbing We the People to our complete and utter impoverishment on a generational scale, then we must remain resolute and unwilling to concede the necessity of any socialism beyond that which the Constitution allows.

Helpful rebuttals to predictable and weak socialist retorts:

Roads are not forms of socialism as it has always been possible for them to be funded purely by those who use them. Moreover, while the Constitution allows for the appropriation for post roads nowhere does it preclude Private Enterprise from funding and building private roads for profit nor the federal government from paying for its need of post roads through user fees rather than taxes. The exchange of a valuable good or service for a fee is not a tax, it is commerce.

Similarly, courts may also be provisioned through user fees charged to their customers, the litigants. So again we have no need for socialism in our civil courts. In fact our Founders only conceded the need for socialism in the provision for the common Defense of the Lives, Liberty and Property of We the People and if we are successful in restoring Freedom and re-binding socialism back to its Constitutionally limited state this generation would have done more for the cause of human Liberty than any since our Founding.

Natural disasters are often used by socialists as their trump card when all of their other arguments fail. However, arguments to the inability of private markets to provide relief and recovery assistance are easily overcome by reiterating point thee above, by pointing out that the Republic suffered many natural disasters prior to the invention of FEMA and recovered from all of them through the use of charity, insurance or private investment. Moreover, it is a completely legitimate use of the National Guard to protect and secure domestic aid shipments and relief workers enroute or on-scene without the aid itself or workers labor having been purchased by the government. It is also completely legitimate to use National Guard Airlift or ground transports to deliver initial aid to U.S. civilian populations under direct threat of loss of life in the immediate aftermath of disaster as this falls under the constitutional protection of Life and Property. However, once the immediate threats to lives and property are thwarted, Private Enterprise is best positioned to continue with rebuilding efforts; all the federal aid provided to LA has not rebuilt New Orleans any faster nor any better than was San Francisco rebuilt after its great quake/fire by charity, insurers and private investors.

Fellow Patriots, do not be afraid to defend the virtues of Liberty against the FALSE claims that statecraft and socialism are required to provide safety nets which are most certainly more adequately provided either through charity, insurance or private investment. Meet rhetorical steel with steel and never be ashamed of standing up for your Freedom and Liberty in the face of socialism’s seductive assertions of security and safety which have yet to materialize in our lifetimes despite nearly a century of its proselytization.

RJ Harris
Constitutional Libertarian

www.rjharris2012.com


Long time Liberty Activist, Gigi Bowman elected Chair of Suffolk County Libertarian Party

In a special session held Monday evening long time area resident Gigi Bowman, a well known regional liberty activist, was elected as chair of the Suffolk County Libertarian Party. Bowman received a strong majority of support from area members in her election. In the special session Adam Martin was elected vice chair of the party.

Gigi Bowman is a wife, mother and Real Estate Agent from Huntington, Long Island.  She is the President of www.liberty-candidates.org and President of Central Nassau Long Island Board of Realtors. She is also the NY State Caucus Leader for www.freeandequal.org and has now been elected as Suffolk County Chair of the Libertarian Party.  She has also been appointed as the National Coordinator of the RJ Harris Presidential Campaign and is part of the RevolutonPAC grassroots council  for Ron Paul for President.  Gigi also helped to successfully run LibertyFest NYC with over 30 speakers and 700 guest.

Bowman is looking for anyone who would like to be vetted to run for office on the Libertarian line in Suffolk County

http://suffolkcountylibertyreport.com/sclr/?p=28700

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

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

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


Our Authors Include:

North Carolina State Rep Glen Bradley

Senatorial Candidate for Florida 2010 Alex Snitker

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

New Hampshire State Rep, Jenn Coffey

Gubernatorial Candidate California 2010 Chelene Nightingale

and many more!

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

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

 

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

Nuclear Iran? Not Likely, and Not Our Business!

David Andrew Gay

Congressional Candidate 2008, Endorsed by Ron Paul

 
 
 
 
 

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

Nuclear Iran? Not Likely, and Not Our Business!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

An American Politburo by Howard Houchen

An American Politburo

By Howard Houchen August 8, 2011

    Liberty Candidate for Congress 2010 Oklahoma District 2

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

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

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

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

 

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

On economic Liberty

by Mike Swatek, Liberty Candidates Committee Member

www.MikesMarket.Info/News

 

Austrian school economics illuminates how personal and economic liberty are intimately intertwined. Neither of these broad liberties can ultimately exist without the other. It’s wonderful to see the expanding awareness of the need to defend our personal liberties, through the Tea Party movement and growing media visibility, which has recently taken a giant leap forward with Freedom Watch on Fox Business every night at 7pm central and online.

Unfortunately, this awakening is less focused on the fundamentals of economic liberty, which is essential to preserve personal liberty. It should be as much of a personal civic duty to have a basic understanding of economics as it is to be familiar with the Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, Federalist Papers and Kentucky/Virginia Resolutions. Unfortunately, economics is widely perceived as overly complicated and/or discredited as a “dismal science”. However, this is only true of the economics promoted by the US government and Federal Reserve, quite possibly with the intention of keeping the masses confused and ignorant on this essential component of their overall liberty. Fortunately, there is an alternative school of thought that overcomes these hurdles, but today it’s only taught at a handful of US universities.

The only school of economic thought that has been consistently correct for the last century is the Austrian school, as Ron Paul has often shared. There are some excellent and enjoyable resources available to gain a working knowledge of the time-proven Austrian economic school of thought.

By far, the best first book is How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes, by Peter & Andrew Schiff. It’s a brilliant and entertaining short journey through the fundamentals of Austrian economics. Better yet, it’s written and illustrated in a way that is also engaging for younger readers. Don’t let the appearance fool you. This is an absolutely sound and wonderful first book on Austrian economics for everyone. Even with an existing knowledge of the topic, it’s still a very enjoyable book. We should all try to get as many people as possible to read this, so that wider awareness of how to preserve economic liberty will also help preserve personal liberty. Donate copies to local school/public libraries, and it makes a great personal gift.

Another book that covers much of the same material and more, with added detail, is The Case Against the Fed by Murray Rothbard. Don’t be fooled by the title. Rothbard starts with Austrian economic basics in the development of the case. If you would like to learn more after reading Schiffs’ book, this is an excellent second book. Or, if you’re a bit short on cash, you could start with this book which is available from the Ludwig von Mises Institute in free full text and free audio format (chapters listed in reverse order) with all the mp3 files more easily downloaded from an ftp directory HERE. Even if some of the early chapters are a review, the vast majority of people should learn a lot about their economic liberty from the entirety of the case. The proposal for how the USA could end the Fed and go back to a gold standard in the final chapters is also quite interesting.

The next recommended book is Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics by Henry Hazlitt. This is
still one of the most widely recommended and popular books on Austrian economics, first published in 1946. The lesson is indeed “one”, but the breadth and importance of its meaning needs quite a number of examples to fully understand, which is accomplished in chapters 2-23. This book provides a thorough understanding of the natural economics embodied in the Austrian school of thought. Amazingly, the lesson that Hazlitt shares was first published 1850 in the seminal publication “That Which is Seen, and That Which is Not Seen” by Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850). Hazlitt’s more modern examples are essential for the fullest understanding of Bastiat’s work, which you may also enjoy reading along with his others* (see ps: below).

Ron Paul has long been the only person in the US Congress with knowledge of Austrian economics, which is a key ingredient in his must-read books, “ The Revolution: A Manifesto” and “ End The Fed“.

If you’re hooked on the topic by the above readings, you might also enjoy the following available free online at the Ludwig von Mises Institute:
Mises and Austrian Economics: A Personal View by Ron Paul (audio version)
Gold, Peace, and Prosperity by Ron Paul (audio version)
What Has Government Done to Our Money? by Murray N. Rothbard (audio version and its ftp directory) ;
The Theory of Money and Credit
by Ludwig von Mises;
History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II
by Murray N. Rothbard (audio version and its ftp directory)
plus many other free online Austrian school full text books and audio books

If you enjoy these free online opportunities to become educated about your interconnected economic and personal liberties, please Make a donation and become a Member of the Ludwig von Mises Institute

I sincerely hope this message helps some of you to take the plunge into learning much more about your essential economic liberties so that you can better defend them and, by doing so, more fully protect your personal liberties as well. If you find this message beneficial, please forward it to as many others as possible.

Yours in Liberty,

Mike
http://www.mikesmarket.info/news
Important Economic/Financial News aggregator of much the government/mainstream media wants to hide/misrepresent – updated very frequently

*ps: If the works of Frédéric Bastiat (mentioned above) perk your taste for the roots of Austrian economics, you may enjoy the Ludwig von Mises Institute’s free publication of Richard Cantillon: Founder of Political Economy by Jonathan M. Finegold. This is an introduction to An Essay on Economic Theory by Richard Cantillon published sometime between 1730 and 1734, over 30-years before Adam Smith’s seriously flawed “Wealth of Nations”, which is widely and incorrectly believed to be the genesis of economics. There are a couple of interesting audios about Cantillon’s essay available: An Essay on Economic Theory: Interview With Mark Thornton by Jeffrey Tucker; and The Founding Father of Modern Economics: Richard Cantillon by Murray Rothbard (Chapter 12, Volume 1 – Before Adam Smith in his massive 2-volume Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought which is a fascinating read or listen Volume 1 [ftp] and Volume 2 [ftp])