Macko Unleashed #23

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January 2, AD 2012

Give me liberty or give me death.      Patrick Henry

COMING EVENTS: LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY MEETING

This Wednesday, January 4, we will have a special guest, Mrs. Julia Shearson, Executive Director of the Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. She will speak about The War on Terror and the Erosion of Civil Rights in America, including her treatment by the federal government as reported in the Plain Dealer last year. Everyone needs to understand that if the government can exercise unconstitutional authority against anyone, including members of groups who have been demonized by the establishment media in order to provoke war fever, it can do so to you.

Republican State Representative Mike Dovilla and Democrat State Representative Tony Perry both requested to attend our meeting and, since all of our meetings are free and open to the public, they have been invited to attend and speak if they wish.

As usual, our meeting will be held at Denny’s Restaurant, 4331 West 150th Street, Cleveland, just south of I 71 this Wednesday, January 4 at 7:00 PM. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM but if you wish to eat plan to arrive by 6:00 PM.

We will hold our meetings at the same location on the first Wednesday of each month except May and July.

I hope to have as many Libertarian candidates as possible, especially from northeast Ohio, present to speak at our February meeting.

Please pass this information to everyone so that we can have a large audience. The weather is supposed to improve by Wednesday.

If you have suggestions for future speakers or programs or any other questions or comments, please email me or call me at 440-248-8620.

LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF OHIO NEWS

Libertarian candidates for Congress were required to circulate petitions twice. I will be running against Representative Steve EXPIRATION DATE LaTourette in District 14. Chris Kalla (4 as write-in), Kalin Stipe (9), and Jeffrey Blevins (16) will also be running for Congress.

Thanks to everyone who provided assistance to us.

For information about our incumbent opponents, including LaTourette(14), Jim Jordan(4) Marcy Kaptur and Dennis Kucinich (9)  and Betty Sutton and Jim Renacci (16) see http://www.thenewamerican.com/files/Freedom_Index_112-2.pdf. The New American’s Freedom Index is highly reliable. Ron Paul has always earned a 100% rating except once about ten years ago.

Our candidates for State Representative include Bob Sherwin in Bob Williams’ district in Lorain County, David Finley in northeast Summit County and Rob Ryan in the Cincinnati area who assisted me in getting signatures for John Fockler.

Unfortunately, we were unable to get 500 signatures for John to run for the US Senate, although I was able to get 68 while I was petitioning for myself. He will be on the ballot as a write-in so that every voter in Ohio can become a registered Libertarian.

Again, 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

http://www.facebook.com/OhioCMC?mid=50

 

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.

 

All federal and state candidates should devote a great deal of our campaigns to supporting this measure.

Two-thirds of the voters of Ohio, including all 88 counties, including leftist Cuyahoga, Lucas, Mahoning and Athens, repudiated Obamacare and all socialized medicine when they supported the new  health care amendment to the Ohio Constitution. As happens quite often, the principled position and the politically profitable one coincide.

The Libertarian Party National Convention will take place at the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, from May 3 to 6. See www.lp.org for details. Contact the LPO through www.lpo.org to find out how to become a delegate and watch for information very soon about our state convention which must take place before April 1.

Gary Johnson, the former governor of New Mexico, who established an excellent record as governor of Arizona where he vetoed 750 bills, has left the Republican campaign and is now running for the Libertarian nomination for president. He has joined R. Lee Wrights, Bill Still, Carl Person and the very creative James Libertarian Burns (no relation to our persistent and very imaginative Congressional candidate in Cincinnati). Wayne Allyn Root has been frequently mentioned but has not yet declared.  The establishment was able to black Governor Johnson out thoroughly since he was not as well known as Ron Paul. To his credit, he did not allow himself to be used as a tool in the anti-Paul movement.

In 2008, I spent a great deal of the campaign defending our presidential candidate, Bob Barr. Mr. Barr  recently endorsed Newt Gingrich, the one-worlder, new-ager, Council on Foreign Relations member who put out a contract on America in 1995. I hereby publicly apologize to everyone who urged me not to support “former” C.I.A. agent Barr for president.

THE RON PAUL CAMPAIGN AND OTHER COMMENTS

Beyond question, Ron Paul is the greatest living American statesman. He has done more to promote libertarian principles than anyone else in the last thirty years. He brought the Federal Reserve System, which has raped and pillaged our money for almost 100 years, to the attention of the American people. He popularized the current movement for opposition to excessive taxation and support for limited Constitutional government, and highlighted the unconstitutionality of our current wars. When the enemy tries to attack him, they have to go back twenty years to nitpick at some statements about race relations which he may or may not have written. The other candidates have so many skeletons in their closets that they could be mistaken for cemeteries.

I believe that the Republican Party will follow the tradition which they have practiced for 60 years against patriots such as Robert Taft and Barry Goldwater and stab Ron Paul in the back. It is my hope that he would accept the nomination of the Libertarian Party. Gary Johnson would make an excellent candidate for Vice President this year.

America faces World War III, economic collapse and a possible civil war if the police state which has been set up under Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act, which authorizes Obama to kidnap you and execute or imprison you indefinitely in the recently activated FEMA camps without trial. This situation could not be much grimmer. On the other hand, if the American people wake up,we could be in the forefront of advances in the cause of liberty which have not been seen in our lifetimes.

However, we do face another dilemma. If you are an Ohioan, you can either vote for Ron Paul in the March 6 Primary Election or you can vote for Libertarian candidates, including myself for Congress and State Central Committee in the 14th District and write in my name for Precinct Committeeman in Ward 5 Precinct C of Solon. I never thought that I would be morally conflicted about voting for myself. We live in very strange times. An important consideration is the necessity of having a viable Libertarian Party, whatever the future holds for us. I urge some of you, at least, to bite the bullet and vote Libertarian.

                                   

                                         OTHER COMING EVENTS

 

THE RON PAUL CAMPAIGN

For information about Ron Paul events in northeast Ohio, contact Steve Berecek at sberecek@hotmail.com. For Lake County events, the contact is peterjnewstrom@yahoo.com.

 

3:00 PM Sunday, January 8  Veterans for Peace Chapter 39 will meet St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2747 Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights. Usually, the meeting is held on the first Sunday of the month. You will recall the the VFP called for the impeachment of Barack Obama at its last national convention.

 

 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM January 10 and Every Second Tues 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, January 9. This constitutional, conservative group meets the second Tuesday of each month.

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM January 12 and 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. 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.

“Healing the Holy Land and the Region” on Sunday, January 22,2012, 4-7 P.M. at St. Paul’s Community Church, UCC, 4427 Franklin Blvd. The presentation will include a virtual tour to the ancient holy sites and an update on the struggles and successes of the people of the region.

 

 

FURTHER COMMENTARY

I regard Warren Buffett as an hypocritical enemy of liberty but the following commentary is certainly worthy of consideration:

 

Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:
“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC. “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. (who voted for the deficit  JE)The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days  to be ratified! Why? Simple!  The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.  Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.

Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.  In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message.  This is one idea that really should be passed around.

*Congressional Reform Act of 2011*

1.     No Tenure / No Pension.  A Congressman collects a salary while
in office and receives no
pay when they are out of office.

2.     Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social
Security.  All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with  the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

3.     Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all
Americans do.

4.     Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

5.     Congress loses their current health care system and participates
in the same health care system as the American people.

6.     Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the
American people.

7.     All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void
effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.  Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.
Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.  If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the
U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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;

WORTHY OF REPETITION

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.

 

Tom Rice

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

http://www.facebook.com/OhioCMC?mid=50

 

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.

 

Thanks to Jeff McN. For this review of the Federal Reserve audit: http://www.silverbearcafe.com/private/10.11/gaoaudit.html

 

Here is a copy of my letter to the Plain Dealer, “Don’t Be Misled Into A War On Iran.” http://blog.cleveland.com/letters/2011/11/dont_be_misled_into_a_war_on_i.html

 

Thanks to Jim C. for this article about government-initiated kidnapping. The Children’s Services Departments should be abolished. http://news.yahoo.com/ohio-puts-200-pound-third-grader-foster-care-191032515.html

 

Here is a recent letter of mine to The Solon Times:

IT’S TIME TO FIRE OATH BREAKERS
It’s time to fire oath breakers in Congress, especially those who want to oppress us with more taxes and a national debt which will crush our economy and impoverish all of us.
Grover Norquist, the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, is a dedicated, important activist who is working for an liberty and justice, unlike enemies of our God-given rights, including Congressional misrepresentatives who regard their oaths to us, their constituents, as garbage with an expiration date rotting in a refrigerator.
It is an outrageous example of gross ignorance of our God-given, Constitutionally guaranteed rights to petition the government for a redress of grievances, (the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights) as Grover Norquist does so well, to want to make it illegal for Mr. Norquist and all other American citizens to exercise such rights, especially to “… be brought in for punishment.” If anyone should be punished, it is the traitors and fools who have, by overspending, by recklessly excessive borrowing and by overtaxing us, led us to the brink of calamity.
In response to another ridiculous charge, unfortunately, neither Mr. Norquist nor anyone else was able to shut down Congress. This country is being held hostage by failure of “our” government to adhere to the Constitution. That includes the president and most of Congress and the courts.
Finally, the signers of the tax pledge did not give any allegiance to Mr. Norquist or to the current government, nor should they have done so. They gave their word of honor to uphold the Constitution and not to tax us into poverty and slavery. Those who break the tax pledge or vote for more debt should be returned to private life in November, 2012.

 

From Jon, important information about the Stop Online Piracy Act, another fedgov plot to take over the internet: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/16/sopa-internet-censorship-online-piracy-house-hearing_n_1098255.html

 

“A host of libertarians, Tea Party members, radical progressives, and mainstream conservatives have spoken out against the bills.”

 

 

BEST JOKE OF 2011

George Bush, Queen Elizabeth, and Vladimir Putin all die and go to hell. While there, they spy a red phone and ask what the phone is for. The devil tells them it is for calling back to Earth.

Putin asks to call Russia and talks for 5 minutes. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is a million dollars, so Putin writes him a check.

Next Queen Elizabeth calls England and talks for 30 minutes. When she is finished the devil informs her that the cost is 6 million dollars, so she writes him a check.

Finally George Bush gets his turn and talks for 4 hours. When he is finished the devil informs him that the cost is $5.00.

When Putin hears this he goes ballistic and asks the devil why Bush got to call the USA so cheaply.

The devil smiles and replies, “Since Obama took over, the country has gone to hell, so it’s a local call.”

 

 

 

 

 

Downsize DC http://www.downsizedc.org/

The Future of Freedom Foundation www.fff.org

Lew Rockwell www.lewrockwell.com

Anti-War.com www.antiwar.com

The Mises Institute http://mises.org/

  1. Edward Griffin http://www.realityzone.com

Charles Earl cearlwriting@hotmail.com

Michael Badnarik scholar@constitutionpreservation.org

Maryanne Petranek mapetranek@att.net

Greg Coleridge gcoleridge@afsc.org

Ohio NORML http://normlohio.org/

Gary Seman www.distributedliving.net

e above cartoon is from G. Edward Griffin at http://www.realityzone.com

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION WHICH YOU WISH TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF MACKO UNLEASHED PLEASE EMAIL ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

 

For life and liberty,

David Macko

Ron Paul for President

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