Wise Advice on Running for Office and Donating to Candidates

Salaries are not huge in Florida. As a substitute teacher I made $11.88 per hour which is actually not bad considering what full time teachers make in this state for all their hard work and the responsibility that goes with it…
So I got to thinking about candidates who are running for office. No, not the entrenched candidates –the ones who have been in there 10, 15, 20, 30 years…but the citizens that feel compelled to step up to run for office because they know there is something wrong, very wrong….and they want to help. The ones with passion and who are doing it for all the right reasons…I mean, no one put them up to it or made a deal with big money behind it to support them if they played along or followed the “agenda”…..
I’m talking about hard working citizens who love America and want to make sure the country doesn’t continue to be run by thugs and fascist and corporations…
My point is….
Most of the entrenched or put-upon candidates seem to get a treasure trove of big money from somewhere….usually it’s through some corporate sponsor or a PAC which has corporate money behind it. These people get thousands upon thousands or even millions of dollars in their coffers…..and for what? TV commercials to fool us? Ads in Newspapers we don’t read? Facebook ads that get lost in the mire? Oh wait…..what about those palm cards that come in the mail during election time…you know, the one’s that get thrown in the garbage and never read?
They spend money to get more and more big donors. They use it for travel expenses and hotel rooms and events to praise those that gave them the big money…. Funny though, no one pays the citizens that go door to door or do sign waves or give up their time to watch polling stations. It’s all a crazy game and it makes absolutely no sense.
Then once in awhile you get someone who wants to run for office because they give a damn and the people who donate to them make about $10, $12 or $15 an hour and if they are to give a $20 donation it’s 2 hours of labor before taxes. This is a “real” donation. One from the heart given by someone who probably could use that $20 to feed their family but they want to see America be Great Again ūüôā
You can go to a place like OpenSecrets. Org and see who donated what to whom. ¬† It’s a fascinating place. It gives the true story of who your legislator is working for….most times it’s not the people –not the citizens, but rather some corporation that wants favors for their “payment”. Someone like Big Pharma or Big Agriculture….
So to the candidates out there who are stepping up to run for office because they give a damn –relish in those $5 and $10 and $20 donations and appreciate that someone may have worked a few hours on your behalf.
And to the citizens who are giving donations, give wisely because you don’t want to give your hard earned money to some guy who lies to you and says they’ll do things like support your beliefs in the constitution and then as soon as they get elected they turn the other cheek and disregard everything they stood for (and sponsor the Pelosi gun law). Stop giving your hard earned money to these thieves in the night who don’t appreciate that you gave them an hour of hard labor….
And for goodness sake when you judge or choose a candidate to vote for, look at the amount of small donations they get by hard working citizens rather than the sum total –thinking that the more money a candidate makes the better they must be is archaic thinking!
I used to run ‘Liberty Candidates’ . com for 5 years (I closed it down in 2014 and decided to run for office myself.) I did it because I cared about these citizen candidates who I watched run for office because they gave a damn and I wanted to help to promote them and get them donations. In the end so few of them won. Why? Because people didn’t vote for them –sadly, people voted for the entrenched most of the time….
It’s our job to see who is running for office and to make a wise decision. It’s our job to get out there and vote and not to make the same mistakes over and over again. It’s our job!
This election season I’m giving my hard earned hours of work to Rich Williams who is running for St. Lucie County Sheriff against a man who has had the job for 19 years. I know that Rich was endorsed by good people like CSPOA and Sheriff Mack and The Republican Liberty Caucus and that the Constitution is of the utmost importance to him. He’s the man who I choose to give my hard earned money and time to. I also know that he appreciates me for it.
Find your citizen candidate and help support them in your locality or your state or your country….. WE are the change. WE can make the change and WE can be the change. Stop voting in the people who want to rule over you and instead vote in those who want to stand beside you.
If you would like to support Rich Williams check out his facebook page (richwilliamsslcsheriff/) for information on where you can talk to him, ask questions and donate your hard earned money. You don’t even have to live in his district to do that….you can support any citizen in this country that you so desire to…. but make sure that this person shares your values and that they appreciate your hours of work in order to support them.
Sincerely,
Gigi Bowman
Treasure Coast Republican Liberty Caucus

Gigi Bowman, Life Liberty & the Pursuit of Clean Food

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“Save Long Island Forum” Coming in January 2014 ‘The Event’ Issues, Answers and The Great Debate!

Coming ¬†January 17 – 19, 2014 – An Event unlike any other….. ¬†It’s about the ISSUES! ¬†If you have the questions…..these A+ Speakers have the answers!

And then there is the great debate ūüôā

The Event

The event is broken up into three days with something special going on during each of them. For those who get the¬†Snowed In Package¬†or the¬†Three Day Pass¬†[get ’em¬†here], they’re going to be in for a treat that will not disappoint. Here are the three days broken down.

Day #1: The Friday Night Special

Our event kicks off with a night to remember for all of those that show up on this night. First off is a special dinner welcoming all of those who have decided to join us and our speakers who have graced our event with their presence. The 115 people who get tickets to this night will not be disappointed as they will be able to interact not only with each other but also our speakers as we warm ourselves up for the weekend that is ahead. The dinner will then be followed with an event that many in the realm of economics have been salivating for.

For years now, those discussing the current state of our economy, though agreeing on their being a serious problem to the economy, have been divided over the solution to the problem. Back and forth these factions have argued over this topic through magazine articles, social media sites and talks to those who have usually come to listen to just their side of the puzzle. Now, we are going to hear from both sides of the issue at the same time. On this night, we shall have a monetary debate like no other between Bill Still & Austrian School economist and anarcho-capitalist Robert Murphy.

As many know these two come from schools of monetary thought that are not only at odds, but are diametrically opposed to each other. Whereas Still believes the government, through The Treasury Department, can and should effect monetary policy, Murphy believes that the government has no business at all in the Nation’s economy and that the Free Market should be the sole arbiter of the national economy. This is a debate that is surely not to be missed as it’s one that many have been wishing to happen for years now.

And to top it all off, we shall be having a special MC for this debate: the self proclaimed King of accountability, facilitator of awesome, ambassador of badass, and defender of freedom himself¬†— Tony Stiles,¬†whose radio show (and just overall personality) are known to be anything but the ordinary (click the image to check out his website).

Our event will bring it to you, but only if you get tickets to it quick.  


Day #2: The Saturday Main Event

On day two of our event, the main reason you came is to take form: the all-day fest of speakers, knowledge & hope.  This is the day that the people who come will get their chance to be exposed to information the likes of which they may never have considered existing. These speakers come from all walks of the spectrum of information, from education to Agenda 21, the economy to drone warfare, NSA spying to vaccination, and much more. Even if you are knowledgeable in one or a number of the issues we will be talking about at our event, you will learn something new as very few know about all of these issues, and of those individuals, even they can learn something new at this incredible event.

From 11am to 10pm on this day you will get to hear from a line up of individuals the likes of which have never been assembled in the same room. Several of them have conflicting views on what’s important to them, some are from what the media calls the ‘Liberal Left’¬†, others from the ‘Conservative Right’, but all care about the future of our nation and all of them will be talking about not what divides us, like Left or Right, but what unites us and that is the issues.

What issues will be spoken about and who will be speaking on them? Just take a look for yourself, click on an image and find out who’s here for what:

Bill Still - The Economy
Charlotte Iserbyt - Education
Fred Eichorn - Alternative Health
G. Edward Griffin - Agenda 21
Jake Hays - Fracking
Jerry Day - Smart Meters
KrisAnne Hall - The 4th Amendment
Kristen Meagan - Geo-engineering
Linda Booker - Industrial Hemp
Mary Tocco - Vaccines
Medea Benjamin - Human Rights
Sherif Richard Mack - The 2nd Amendment
Joanne Naughton of LEAP - The War On Drugs
Joah Tolley - Small Business
Robert Murphy - Austrian Economics

To read more about these gracious & courageous individuals , you can click right here.

To read more on the issues they’re coming to talk about, click this link¬†here.


Day #3: The Sunday Brunch Day

Day three shall be another special event for those who are lucky enough to join us for it. On this day we will be having a special brunch for those who have stayed through the weekend with us and our speakers who have graced us with there presence. Even better, the brunch shall only be the opening of this incredible day  as, afterwards, we shall be having a special Q&A panel where you will be able to ask questions of our speakers, questions that are important to you. But not only this, these speakers will get the chance to talk about the one thing that is more important then any of the problems that we face, and that is the solutions they believe are necessary to help us through them.

It’s the solutions that matter more then anything and these great guest of ours know this, so they will be taking the time to give us their ideas of what the solutions maybe to the issues that matter most to us. Will these speakers be talking of solutions when they make their speeches on Saturday? Of course they will, but there are more issues then just the ones they will be talking about and their many lifetimes of knowledge and experience make them the perfect choice to enlighten those of us that care on the path that we should take to save Long Island and save our great country.

MC-ing the panel discussion shall be Josh Tolley so don’t miss out on all that we have to offer. Get your tickets NOW, right¬†here.


And remember that half of the proceeds from ticket sales will be going to the Feal Good Foundation who’s work with First Responders has been above and beyond what anyone could have imagined an organization could do for these brave individuals, sickened by the dust and toxic air quality surrounding ground zero after the attacks of 9-11. Your participation in this event will not only help bring knowledge to others, but shall also help this organization help them. So thank you and we can’t wait to see you there.

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

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

 

 

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

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

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 01, 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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