November 16, AD 2011
Give me liberty or give me death. Patrick Henry
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – ASSISTANCE APPRECIATED
I plan to run for Congress in the Fourteenth District against Steve LaTourette, who has had a very mediocre record of defending the Constitution. Although it requires only a minimum 50 signatures to get on the ballot, the deadline is December 7, only registered Libertarians, independents and people who have never voted before can sign the petition and, of course, they must all be residents of the district. Also, there is still dispute as to the boundaries of the district. If you believe that you are able to sign my petition, please call me at 440-248-8620 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact the Libertarian Party of Ohio if you are planning to run for office in 2012 as a Libertarian. The deadline for filing is December 7. http://www.lpo.org/component/content/article/57-lpo-announcements/516-attention-2012-potential-or-announced-libertarian-candidates-in-ohio.html
NEW COMING EVENTS INCLUDING MY RADIO APPEARANCE
These events were not listed in the last issue.
9:00 PM this Friday, November 19 I will be appearing on libertarian Garry Seman’s show, Distributed Living, on WRUW radio 91.1, the Case Western Reserve University station. The show often begins with music and lasts for two hours. I will be on for approximately one half hour. If you cannot receive it in your area, you can listen on the internet for seven days at http://www.wruw.org/
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 “A Wake-Up Call for Civil Rights” The Islamic Center of Cleveland, 6055 West 130th Street, Parma, Ohio 44130 in the Rear Community Hall. These events are sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Ohio and are free and open to the public. RSVP at 216-830-2247 or www.ohio.cair.com.
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 22 (the 48th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy) the annual End the Fed Rally will take place at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, 1455 East 6th Street, Cleveland. There is a parking garage across the street.
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday, December 3 Women Speak Out For Peace and Justice will hold its annual Holiday Peace Festival at Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2592 West 14th Street, Cleveland.
7:00 PM Wednesday, December 7 The Libertarian Party of Cuyahoga County will hold its regular monthly meeting at Denny’s Restaurant, 4331 West 150th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44135. The public is welcome. There will be an unstructured discussion about politics, the coming election, including running for office in 2012, and other matters of interest. If you plan to eat, arrive by 6:00 PM. If you have suggestions for speakers, please call me at 440-248-8620 or email me at email@example.com.
7:00 PM Wednesday, January 4, AD 2012 Mrs. Julia Shearson, Executive Director, Council on American Islamic Relations-Cleveland will discuss her harassment at the US border and other vital issues pertaining to our liberty. Reports of her most unpleasant experiences were actually allowed to appear in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. As always, the public is welcome and there is no admission charge.
If you have suggestions for other programs, please contact me.
ASAP Contact the Libertarian Party of Ohio if you are planning to run for office in 2012 as a Libertarian. The deadline for filing is December 7. http://www.lpo.org/component/content/article/57-lpo-announcements/516-attention-2012-potential-or-announced-libertarian-candidates-in-ohio.html
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE RON PAUL CAMPAIGN
For information about Ron Paul events in northeast Ohio, contact Steve Berecek at email@example.com. For Lake County events, the contact is firstname.lastname@example.org.
3:00 PM to 4:30 PM Every Friday until further notice. Peace patriot Don Bryant will lead another pro-peace demonstration at the Federal Building on the southwest corner of East 9th and Lakeside Avenue. It was a pleasure to participate in this event a few months ago with my “Impeach Obama That’s Change We Can Believe In sign several months ago and I hope to do so again very soon. Don is an dedicated activist, especially on behalf of Middle East peace. For further information, email him at email@example.com and get on his mailing list.
3:00 PM Every First Sunday Veterans for Peace Chapter 39 St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2747 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights.
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Every Second Thursday Northeast Ohio Businessmen’s Briefing and Networking Event Brewster’s Bistro, 2681 Creekside Drive, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087 east of Ohio 91, north of I 480. RSVP by email to GCCPAINC@AOL.COM or 216-631-2326 by Monday, November 7. This constitutional, conservative group meets the second Tuesday of each month.
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Every Second Thursday, We the People meets at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 450 Dennison Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44312 on the corner of Albrecht Avenue. THE REGULAR MONTHLY MEETING DATE IS THE SECOND THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. This group studies the alleged legality of the federal income tax and other monetary issues.
6:30 PM on the Second and Fourth Wednesdays of the month until further notice. Mavis Winkle’s 5005 Rockside Road, Independence, Ohio 44131. This is a game which is designed to teach you how to invest more prudently. It is sponsored by Jeff Kanter. I finally attended and it was enjoyable and educational. If you plan to eat, you should arrive at 5:30 PM.
The John Birch Society is holding meetings in the Greater Cleveland area. For information call 216-767-6646.
Here is a brief analysis of the election.
Issue 1 Judicial Retirement Age would have amended the Ohio Constitution to allow judges to take office up to the age of 75 from the current limit of 70. By a two-thirds majority Ohioans practiced ageism by voting against this constitutional amendment. I have noticed recently that I am becoming more sensitive to the issue of ageism, one of the last forms of prejudice which is still tolerated.
Issue 2 Repeal of S.B. 5 to change collective bargaining laws, salary schedules, compensation, layoff procedure and leave of public employees. I have not had time to read this multipage law and it is certainly an example, both on the state and federal levels, of laws which are much too long and should be broken into comprehensible portions. The voters of Ohio, again by a two-thirds majority, were also suspicious of this measure and voted to repeal SB 5.
Issue 3 Health Care Freedom Act. The passage of this constitutional amendment in all 88 counties of Ohio, which I believe is a record. Showed how Ohioans feel about Obamacare in particular and socialized medicine in general. Defying the recommendations of Ohio’s major lie papers the people of Ohio amended the Ohio Constitution to prohibit any local, state or federal law which would force Ohio residents to purchase health insurance. Fears that they would vote it down as they voted down Issue 2 were unfounded.
Here are a few comments regarding local Solon issues.
Issue 93, the police equipment renewal, passed as such measures usually do. People have put safety over liberty again.
Issue 94, the measure to prevent not only the city of Solon but individuals from killing the deer which have infested the city since the late 1980s, was soundly defeated. This was another restriction on citizens which we should always oppose. For the time being, at least, some measures can still be taken to prevent the rewilding of Solon.
Issue 95, the zoning change to allow the Nestle Company to expand on their own property, passed handily. Whether through understanding that businesses should be allowed to create more jobs or through respect for the rights of property owners, the voters did the right thing.
Here is a list of all of the coming episodes of Ron Paul vs. the Neocons or the Republican Presidential Primary debates: http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2011-2012-primary-debate-schedule/
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM JBS COORDINATOR THOMAS J. RICE
From: Thomas J. Rice
Sent: Fri 11/11/2011 9:58 PM
Subject: FW: House Con-Con Bill
To all John Birch Society Chapter Leaders and Friends of the Constitution:
Currently there are two bills in the Ohio General Assembly which call for the convening of a constitutional convention. Senate Joint Resolution 2 would ask a convention to discuss a balanced budget amendment, an amendment giving the President the line item veto, and an amendment requiring Congress to adopt budgets every two years ( instead of annually ). House Joint Resolution 3 would ask a convention to discuss an amendment that would require federal debt increases to be approved by a majority of state legislatures. These bills have been referred to their respective House and Senate committees ( refer to the above attachments ).
THESE CON-CON BILLS MUST BE DEFEATED. Please contact your chapter members and patriotic friends, urging them to contact the members of these respective House and Senate committees, encouraging them to vote against S.J.R. 2 and H.J.R. 3.
John Birch Society Coordinator
Congratulations to Ohio NORML for its efforts to restore the right to use marijuana for medical purposes. This will be a long, difficult petition drive. If you want to help, check
It is barbarically inhumane to prevent someone who is in severe pain or actually dying from using whatever substance may assist him The war on drugs, beside being a war on the Constitution, is also a war on humanity.
Here is G. Edward Griffin discussing Corporations and Occupy Wall Street http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-EpVj94SB0
Here is former Minnesota governor, Jesse Ventura, discussing his case against the Transportation Security Agency http://minnesota.publicradio.org/www_publicradio/tools/media_player/popup.php?name=minnesota/news/features/2011/11/04/ventura_20111104_64
Here is a brilliant analysis of Ron Paul’s real electability from The New American: http://thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/9769-ron-pauls-real-electability-stopping-the-third-party-threat
In 1958 when I was in the eleventh grade an attempt was made to pass a Right to Work law in Ohio. This effort went down to a dismal defeat. Now, after 53 years, Ohio has the chance to do it right.
Like the recently passed Issue 3 it is clearly and concisely written, which should help its passage.
It is also being presented correctly as a workplace freedom issue.
OCCUPY WALL STREET
The police, even in left-wing cities such as New York and Oakland , are beginning to crack down on the Occupy Wall Street movement. Could it be that the protestors are beginning to understand the root of our economic problem, the Federal Reserve System, or its solution, the election of Ron Paul?
OTHER CONTACTS AND SOURCES OF INFORMATION
The Libertarian Party of the United States www.lp.org
The Libertarian Party of Ohio www.lpo.org
The New American http://www.thenewamerican.com/
The American Free Press http://americanfreepress.net/
Downsize DC http://www.downsizedc.org/
The Future of Freedom Foundation www.fff.org
Lew Rockwell www.lewrockwell.com
The Mises Institute http://mises.org/
- Edward Griffin http://www.realityzone.com
Charles Earl firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Badnarik email@example.com
Maryanne Petranek firstname.lastname@example.org
Greg Coleridge email@example.com
Ohio NORML http://normlohio.org/
Gary Seman www.distributedliving.net
e above cartoon is from G. Edward Griffin at http://www.realityzone.com
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For life and liberty,
Ron Paul for President