Macko Unleashed #5

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OCTOBER 27, AD 2009

STATE AND LOCAL ELECTIONS, CONTINENTAL CONGRESS, MISCEGENATION, COMING EVENTS AND OTHER COMMENTARY

ELECTION RECOMMENDATIONS

Here are the recommendations by the Libertarian Party of Cuyahoga County for the three Ohio issues and the three Cuyahoga County issues which will be on the ballot on November 3, a week from today.
I plan to vote AGAINST ISSUE 3. In a free society, adults have a right to do what they wish with their own money, even if they commit sins such as excessive gambling. As with all sins, we should have faith that God will punish them, rather than putting our trust in government.
However, Issue 3 will create an oligopoly which will have a lot of money and the incentive to prevent further competition by keeping more libertarian gambling laws off the ballot.
As always, vote against any tax, bond, levy increase or renewal and, since Ron Paul is not running this year, vote against all incumbents.

LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY NOVEMBER 2009 ELECTION RECOMMENDATIONS.

At its regular monthly meeting at Denny’s Restaurant, 4331 West 150th Street, Cleveland, which began at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 7, the Libertarian Party of Cuyahoga County made the following recommendations regarding Ohio Issues 1 through 3 and Cuyahoga County Issues 4 through 6.

Issue 1. A proposed constitutional amendment to authorize the state to issue $200,000,000 of bonds to provide compensation to veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Although we believe that it is a proper purpose of government to support those men and women who are willing to risk their lives to protect our lives, liberty and property, we are in a depression and the state of Ohio is broke. We also believe that such compensation should be paid from the general fund, if it were available, rather than by incurring more debt.
We unanimously recommend a NO vote.

Issue 2. A proposed constitutional amendment to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board to meddle in the farming industry by establishing and implementing standards of care for livestock and poultry.
Just as Jefferson said we would starve if Washington regulated food production, the same result would also occur from Columbus doing so. Nobody is dropping dead from current agricultural practices and Ohio farmers are smart enough to prevent such tragedies from occurring. We certainly do not need another expensive, meddling bureaucracy to regulate farmers
and cause food prices to rise. Furthermore, the supporters of this statist bill are using scare tactics of promoting this measure as the lesser of two evils by creating fear that animal rights and ecology kooks would impose a worse measure if this one is not adopted. We recognize that the lesser of two evils is always evil.
For these reasons the we unanimously recommend a NO vote.

Issue 3. A proposed constitutional amendment to allow casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.
By a two-thirds to one-third vote, the Libertarian Party of Cuyahoga County recommends a YES vote in support of this oligopoly with the hope that it would lead to the approval of further casinos and the eventual realization of our goal for a free society where every adult’s right to dispose of his money as he pleases is recognized and protected by law.

Issue 4. This measure would renew an existing tax levy for Cuyahoga Community College and actually increase taxes for this purpose, despite the fact that thousands of Cuyahoga County residents are out of work and we are in a depression. This proposal is contrary to two fundamental principles of the Libertarian Party, opposition to any tax increase and to government control of education by compulsory taxation. We unanimously recommend a NO vote.

Issue 5. This measure would create a charter commission for Cuyahoga County. Although supporters of this proposal apparently promoted it for the purpose of defeating Issue 6, a worthwhile goal, this is a wasteful and unnecessary expenditure of funds and could create another measure as bad or worse than Issue 6 and is an underhanded means of opposing it. We unanimously recommend a NO vote.

Issue 6. This measure would create a new form of county government, which would remove the right of the people to vote for the positions of Sheriff, County Treasurer, Director of Law, Director of Public Works, Clerk of Courts and Medical Examiner. The corruption in Cuyahoga County and the general inability of its voters to make intelligent choices have been used as arguments for the expanded county government, but the large number of appointments would be conducive to more corruption and nothing in the proposal would make voters more intelligent.
We unanimously recommend a NO vote.

For Life and Liberty,
David Macko
Vice Chairman, Libertarian Party of Cuyahoga County
14th District Representative, Central Committee,
Libertarian Party of Ohio

CONTINENTAL CONGRESS DELEGATE ELECTIONS

First, the bad news. Thanks to everyone who voted for me to be an Ohio delegate but the four other nominees got more votes and I will not be attending the conference. Pastor James David Manning of Atlah Ministries was not elected. In the interest of full disclosure, when I discovered Pastor Manning on the internet during the Bob Barr campaign for president in 2008 one of my motivations to listen to him was entertainment. However, he is becoming very well informed in a variety of areas and is as single minded as ever regarding that fellow in the White House to whom he consistently refers as THAT LONG LEGGED MACK DADDY. For more about Atlah and Pastor Manning, see www.atlah.org.
Regarding the good news from the Continental Congress elections, the Ohio delegates are good, mostly well informed patriots. Congratulations to Jim Davis, Ron Dickerhoof, Trisha Connell and alternative Steve McMaster. I am sure that they will do a very good job. Moreover, they will be joined by Texas delegate, Michael Badnarik, the 2004 Libertarian candidate for president, Barry Hess, Libertarian activist from Arizona and former contender for our presidential nomination, and Rick Jore, former Constitution Party state representative from Montana.
For more information about the Continental Congress, see www.cc2009.us.

MISCEGENATION; THE PERSPECTIVE OF ONE LIBERTARIAN WHITE MAN

Several weeks ago a Justice of the Peace in Louisiana earned his fifteen minutes of fame by refusing to issue a marriage license to a Black man and a White woman. The couple went to another Justice of the Peace and obtained their license without further aggravation, but the Enemy news media responded as one would expect, with fanaticism, ignorance, insults and hatred of the White race, which is scheduled (by whom, although, somehow, that question never comes up?) to become a minority in the United States by 2042, if the country survives that long.
What is the proper Libertarian perspective?
In a free society adults should not require government permission to enter any contract, including marriage. Government’s sole purpose in such matters should be to see to it that contracts are enforced, rather than setting their terms. Marriage should be between men, women and their church or churches, if they so choose, or between two males or two females, although I shouldn’t be forced to recognize that as a marriage.
Miscegenation, the five syllable fancy word for race-mixing, is certainly controversial. Ugly accusations are made against people who oppose it, although, logically, the people who encourage it are the real enemies of the White and Black races since, if everyone practiced miscegenation, both races would become extinct.
Views regarding miscegenation are naturally value judgments. The practice has resulted in good and bad outcomes. I consider Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Halle Barry and Philippa Schuyler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippa_Schuyler as good outcomes. Among less positive outcomes, I would list India, Egypt, Haiti, Brazil and most of the rest of Latin America and the end of the White race if the practice became universal.
During the recent controversy which I mentioned above, an opponent of the Justice of the Peace stated that we would not have our current president if miscegenation did not exist. Even though it is irrational to do so, I barely overcame the urge to yell at the TV that Obama is an argument for the Justice of the Peace’s position.
If we lived in a rational, free society it would go without saying that there should be no laws against miscegenation, both for the reasons which I mentioned above and because they do not work. See the late Senator Strom Thurmond’s life as an example.
Therefore, I will state that I oppose any state or federal laws or actions by Justices of the Peace to prevent miscegenation. Good intentions do not justify bad means, especially when they are unconstitutional, whether to prevent race mixing, alleged phony global warming or lack of health care for some Americans.

COMING EVENTS

FROM “TUMBLEWEED STEVE” BERECEK:

Meetup Reminder
PORTAGE COUNTY ORGANIC HOMESTEADING & DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
Your group has a Meetup tomorrow!
You still need to RSVP.
What
MeetUp with the Portage County Liberty Group at Big T’s
When
Wednesday, October 28, 2009 7:00 PM
Who
1 Yes / 0 Maybe
Where
BIG T’s Diner
9086 State Route 14
Streetsboro OH 44241
330-626-4705
RSVP Now
YES

MAYBE

NO

Here’s what people are saying about this Meetup Group
“I would rather have it and not need it – Than need it and not have it.”
— Tumbleweed Steve
“We need to wake up millions of Americans to take back our country.”
— David Macko
Learn more about this Meetup

Meetup Description
I am looking for a few dedicated folks to
pass out NO ON ISSUE 2 literature to the
people standing in line to enter the gun
show on both Saturday and Sunday.
Will need to get there early. (8:30-ish)
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GET INVOLVEDin the REVOLUTION!!!
Join The CAMPAIGN FOR LIBERTY Today!!!
http://www.campaignforliberty.com/
END THE FED – Return To Sound Money!
http://endthefedusa.ning.com/group/clevelandendthefed
www.EndTheFed.US
STOP SOCIALISM – UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION.
http://usconstitution.meetup.com/26/
JOIN the Ohio Freedom Alliance.
http://www.ohiofreedom.com
RESTORE THE REPUBLIC.
http://www.restoretherepublic.net
HOLD GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE
http://www.wethepeoplefoundation.org

A system of capitalism presumes sound money, not fiat money manipulated by a central bank.
Capitalism cherishes voluntary contracts and interest rates that are determined by savings,
not credit creation by a central bank.
Ron Paul

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson
FROM GREG COLERIDGE:

Please take special notice of the event on Thursday, October 29 in which former Libertarian candidate for governor, Dr. William Peirce and Walker Todd will participate and which I have highlighted.

Cleveland Committee on Corporations, Law & Democracy
c/o Peace House, 10196 Magnolia Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
Phone: 216-371-1175         Email: ClevDemocracy@aol.com
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1.  Economic Democracy in Cleveland
2.  Discussion on the bank bailouts – one year later
3.  Greenspan and Volker say “Break Up the Banks!”
4.  Contact Congress
5.  Next Web of Debt discussion group
6.  Workshop with Steve Zarlenga on democratizing money
7.  American Casino film coming to Cleveland
8.  The 23rd Psalm …according to Goldman Sachs

1. Economic Democracy in Cleveland
Cleveland is home to 3 new worker-owned businesses – part of what’s called Evergreen Cooperatives.
Cooperatives are an alternative business model to corporations.
http://createrealdemocracy.blogspot.com/2009/10/economic-democracy-in-cleveland.html

2. Discussion on the bank bailouts – one year later
Who:  Walker Todd and Ray Kalich (former officers of Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland) plus Bill Peirce (former chair of the dept. of economics at Case Western Reserve).
Sponsors:  Cleveland-Marshall Federalists and Libertarians.
Where:  Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, basement of law library meeting room, 1801 Euclid Avenue (18th at Euclid, downtown, westernmost part of the Cleveland State Univ. campus along Euclid).
When:  12:00 noon, Thursday, October 29, 2009.
Why:  Elected to transform the Republic, the Obama Administration instead has continued the same corporatist bailout economic policies of the Bernanke-Paulson regime that was running economic policy at the end of the Bush Administration.  Many of the same players remain in place (especially Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Geithner, who previously was the President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York).  The continuation of those ill-advised policies has provoked dissent, both open and suppressed, within the Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve.  The attachment contains the most relevant dissents of Reserve Bank presidents.  The Cleveland Fed is not among them.  The main mistaken policy elements in the current administration (spearheaded by national economic policy advisor Lawrence [Larry] Summers) are an undue reliance on a misnamed economic stimulus package (lots of debt, but little stimulus), which did and does nothing for restoration of the monetary and banking imbalances.

3.  Greenspan and Volker say “Break Up the Banks!”
This is not a misprint. The financial dastardly duo now say banks that are “Too Big To Fail” are too big (note: they also shouldn’t be too big to jail!) Read Greenspan’s conversion:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=aJ8HPmNUfchg

4. Contact Congress (your US Representative and Senators Brown and Voinvovich)
Congress is holding hearings on “reforms” to the banking system. Please call, email, fax, MyTwitFace, any other way you can connect…
Two important messages:

1.  Break up the banks.
2.  No new “regulatory” powers to the Federal Reserve (which is a private outfit primarily accountable to its member banks).

An excellent background piece is “A Policy Prescription for Structural Reform” by A New Way Forward
http://www.anewwayforward.org/node/3

5. Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free
Next Book Discussion
Wednesday, November 4, 7:30 pm
Peace House, 10916 Magnolia Ave., University Circle, Cleveland
We will discuss Section IV of the book
[The book and our meeting is currently announced on the webpage of Cleveland talk show host Mike Trivisonno]

6. Workshop with Stephen Zarlenga on democratizing money
Saturday, December 12, 10 am – 1 pm, Peace House

Stephen Zarlenga, author of The Lost Science of Money and Director of the American Monetary Institute, ( http://www.monetary.org/ ) will lead a free workshop on the history of money and power, the current banking and financial crisis, and the American Monetary Act (which will soon be introduced under a different name by Rep. Dennis Kucinich).

The American Monetary Act calls for shifting the Federal Reserve under the US Treasury Department (and thus transforming the Federal Reserve from a private corporate to a public agency), eliminating fractional reserve banking (which allows banks to make huge loans with very little financial backing), and embarking on a massive public works programs using money printed and backed (and thus interest free) by the US government. Information on the American Monetary Act is at
http://www.monetary.org/amacolorpamphlet.pdf

If you’re interested in attending the workshop, please RSVP gcoleridge@afsc.org so we know how many sets of materials to provide.

7. American Casino film coming to Cleveland
December 18 & 19, 2009, Cleveland Cinematheque
Description and trailer http://www.americancasinothemovie.com/
The American Friends Service Committee has received permission to host a discussion following each showing. We may want to co-host (will discuss at our November 4 meeting)

8. And finally
The 23rd Psalm…according to Goldman Sachs

The FED is my shepherd; I shall not
want.

It maketh me to lie down in green
shootsdom: it leadeth me beside the
still Lehman.

It restoreth my credit: it leadeth me
down the paths of leverage for its
name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley
of the shadow of debt, I will fear no
bankruptcy.

For thou art with me; thy TARP and thy
TALF they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in
the presence of politicians.

Thou anointest my balance sheet with
digits; my bonuses runneth over.

Surely profits and influence shall
follow me all the days of my life.

And I will dwell in the house of the
FED for ever.

Tad’s Jokes List
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“Because sometimes you just gotta laugh”

AND

Canvass against Issue 2 this weekend

There will be door-to-door canvassing this weekend (actually from Friday through Monday) on both the west and east sides of Cleveland against Ohio Issue 2 – which would entrench corporate power into the Ohio constitution.

Several of us will be on the east side this Saturday. Meet at the Ohio ACT office at Grace Lutheran Church, 13001 Cedar Rd., Cleveland Heights at 10 am. We’ll pick up flyers and maps and canvass area neighborhoods until Noon. If you can’t attend at that time, there will be other canvassing opportunities between 1-3 pm and 4-6 pm on Saturday (in fact all 4 days).
Contact Emily Carroll at OhioACT, 216-702-9537, emily@ohioact.org

If you’re on the  west side, for more information contact Shannon Jewitt at shannonjewitt@gmail.com

If you’re in Akron or Summit County and would like to canvass, contact Greg at gcoleridge@afsc.org

Be in the midst of the splendor of the fall colors, get some exercise and help a worthy cause!

Some information on Issue 2

Ohio ACT
http://www.ohioact.org

Issue 2 Farms Out Democracy
http://createrealdemocracy.blogspot.com/2009/10/issue-2-farms-out-democracy.html http://

Further Reflections on Issue 2
createrealdemocracy.blogspot.com/2009/10/further-reflections-on-ohio-issue-2.html

VETERANS FOR PEACE CHAPTER 39

For Life and Liberty,
David Macko

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