GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS
First, an apology for going so long without a message. I hope that all of you are well and ready to do battle to restore liberty, justice and peace so that 2010 will be a year of victory for liberty.
I have decided not to run for Congress. Instead I plan to be the Libertarian candidate for State Representative in Ohio House District 17. My website will be www.mackoforliberty.com but it is not up yet. The old site, www.mackoforcongress.com from 2008 is still available. Thanks to everyone who signed my Congressional petition. I apologize to and sympathize with all of you who will not be able to vote for me. Here is a list of cities and precincts for those of you who will be able to vote for me as State Representative candidate:
Bentleyville, Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Chagrin Falls, Chagrin Falls Township, Glenwillow, Hunting Valley, Independence, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights precincts k,h,i,d,m,o,s,j,q,b,l, Moreland Hills, Oakwood, Pepper Pike, Seven Hills, Solon, Valley View, Walton Hills.
On December 21, Michael Badnarik, Libertarian candidate for president in 2004 and one of America’s greatest statesman, suffered a severe heart attack while at a meeting to defend the rights of raw milk producers and users in Wisconsin, where he was hospitalized until recently.
Here is an update from Wes Benedict of the national Libertarian Party http://www.lp.org/blogs/wes-benedict/update-on-michael-bandarik.
A website has been set up for people who would like to donate to help Michael with his medical bills: http://www.heartsofliberty.org/
I spoke to Michael’s mother recently, and she gave me the following address for get-well cards:
27 W093 Geneva Rd Box 100
Winfield, IL 60190
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Here is more information, including videos:
Michael Badnarik Signs The Articles of Freedom For Sean Kraft
Michael Badnarik Signs The One Nation Under God Painting
Michael Badnarik Talks About His Heart Attack, “Near Death” Experience and His Miraculous Recovery
Breaking Bread With Michael Badnarik On The Day That Sean Kraft Ends His 66 Day Fast
Former Chairman of the Cuyahoga County Libertarian Party and 2000 Libertarian candidate for Congress, Joel Turner, a dedicated libertarian patriot and activist, died at his home in Rutherford County, North Carolina on December 8. He was only 58 http://www.cleveland.com/obituaries/index.ssf/2009/12/joel_c_turner_was_an_independe.html
May he have eternal memory.
KURT LISTON FUNDRAISER
There will be a fundraiser for Libertarian activist, Kurt Liston, candidate for State Representative in District on Tuesday, February 2, at the Tangier Banquet and Party Center, 532 West Market Street, Akron, Ohio. Former Congressman James Traficant, who was framed by the fed “Justice” Department and sent to prison because he opposed the Infernal Revenue Service and defended Ukrainian-American immigrant John Demjanjuk and provided evidence which caused the Zionist state of Israel to free him from murder charges which could have led to his death, will be the guest speaker. For proof that Demjanjuk was innocent and that Congressman Traficant was framed, read Target Traficant: The Untold Story by investigative reporter Michael Collins Piper. It is available for $25 from American Free Press, 645 Pennsylvania Avenue SE #100, Washington, D.C.,20003. Even I was shocked by the Enemy’s brazen tactics. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 per couple. To register for this important event, see https://spreadsheets.google.com/formResponse?formkey=dGFWM1g4MVZzTzU1RFNFeVlfNVU0Ymc6MA&theme=0AX42CRMsmRFbUy1iY2E5ZGYyZi1iZTJhLTQ2ODUtYWZmNS04ZWFiZTRkNzk4NjA&ifq.
THE POWER OF COALITIONS
On Saturday, February 6, from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM, the Libertarian Party of Cuyahoga County and the Cuyahoga County Campaign for Liberty will cosponsor The Power of Coalitions. Keynote speakers include Dr. William Peirce, former chairman of the Economics Department of CWRU and 2006 Libertarian candidate for governor of Ohio, Dr. Walker Todd, Research Fellow or the American Institute for Economic Research and an expert who has the solution to the Federal Reserve problem, and Jason Gloyd, chairman of the Cincinnati-based Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes.
Other groups which will be represented include Cleveland Tea Party Patriots, Young Americans For Liberty-CWRU, Westlake-912, Oath Keepers, We The People, Ohio Freedom Alliance, the John Birch Society, the Fully Informed Jury Association and American Open Currency Standard.
I will be speaking for a few minutes. Other Libertarian candidates will also speak.
This event will take place at the Beachland Ballroom, 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44110.
IT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. For more information call 216-503-2238.
Mark your calendars for the Libertarian Party of Ohio convention on April 9 through 11 in Columbus and the Libertarian Party of the United States convention in St. Louis during the Memorial Day weekend. For more information watch www.lpo.org and www.lp.org.
Long time activist and former Northeast Region Chairman, Bob Williams, is running for State Representative in Lorain County. If you wish to assist his campaign, email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another longtime activist, Steve Linnabary, is running for the US Senate. To contact and assist him, email email@example.com. He needs assistance to obtain the minimum 500 signatures necessary to be on the ballot. For candidates already listed by the LPO see http://www.lpo.org/2010-candidates.html
COMING REGULAR EVENTS
As usual, this includes organizations which are dedicated to liberty, justice and/or peace.
Sunday, February 7 4:00 PM Veterans for Peace, Chapter 39, meets at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, at the intersection of Fairmount Boulevard and Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights.
The First Wednesday of the month, 7:00 PM The Libertarian Party of Cuyahoga County meets Denny’s Restaurant, on West 150th Street, just south of I 71.
Every Second and Fourth Thursday 6:30 PM The Northeast Ohio Anti-War Coalition generally meets at the Gypsy Bean Cafe, West 65th and Detroit Road. To verify future dates, see www.noacinfo.org
5:30 PM The Burton 9-12 Group meets at the Burton Library on their Public Square, generally on the Second and Fourth Thursdays. Check with Jean Coe for future dates. Contact 9-12-Project-in-Burton-Ohiofirstname.lastname@example.org for current information.
Every Friday 7:00 PM Patriot activist Steve Berecek conducts meetings at Big T’s Restaurant in Streetsboro. Contact him at email@example.com.
Every Second Thursday 7:00 PM Akron We the People meets at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, at the intersection of Dennison and Albrecht in Akron.
The First Saturday of the month 7:00 PM The Coast to Coast AM Group meets at Denny’s Restaurant, also at West 150th Street, just south of I 71.
Lets make 2010 the year of victory for liberty, justice and peace. Future messages will be more frequent.