JULY 24, AD 2012
“The answer to 1984 is 1776.” Alex Jones
FINAL SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS: VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED
NOW IS THE TIME FOR EVERY GOOD MAN AND EVERY GOOD WOMAN TO COME TO THE AID OF THE CAUSE OF LIBERTY!
Thursday, July 26 5PM to 11PM, Friday, July 27 5PM to 11PM. Saturday, July 28 2PM to 11PM, Sunday, July 29 2PM to 9:45PM Solon Home Days on SOM Center Road ( Ohio 91) about one mile south of Aurora Road (Ohio 43) I will have a booth. If you wish to volunteer to help man the booth, contact me at 440-248-8620 or firstname.lastname@example.org. As space allows I will be glad to display literature for Gary Johnson, other Libertarian and pro-liberty candidates (especially candidates in adjacent areas such as Sean Stipe (US 9th) Jeffrey Blevins (US 16th) and Bob Sherwin (Ohio 57th) as well as that of other organizations which promote liberty, justice and peace, e.g. NORML, Gun Owners of America and other groups which promote our God-given right to keep and bear arms, Veterans for Peace, Greater Cleveland Peace Action and other peace groups, distributors of the American Free Press, the John Birch Society and any other groups of which I am a member. Preference will be given to those groups which help man my booth.
This event is free and open to the public. There are no parking fees. I would much appreciate if I could have two people with me in the booth to pinch hit when I need to get food or perform other functions. If you can donate your time for three or four hour periods during the times listed above and call me or email me ahead of time including your name, telephone number and address, so that I can remind you or indicate any changes, with a definite commitment now is the time to do so.
For residents of the Fourteenth District, see www.mackoforliberty.com for maps of the district and lists of cities, villages and townships in the district.
Stephen LaTourette, who last year broke his word to never vote for new taxes, has now set another record for himself. Last week, he became one of only TWO Republicans to vote AGAINST a criminal contempt citation against the contemptible apparent criminal, Eric Holder.
If you are not happy with that record and want to talk to people about it, now is your chance to do so, with minimal effort on your part. Bring an awning chair if you can. Food and drinks are on sale or you can bring your own.
ALL VOLUNTEERS FROM ANYWHERE ARE WELCOME.
SPECIAL PROJECT: (This only takes a few minutes and is very important.) In 2008, the City Club of Cleveland conducted open, honest debates, including Congressional candidates Paul Conroy and me, an Attorney General debate which included endorsed Libertarian candidate Robert Owens and an honest Presidential debate which included Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin and Ralph Nader. You can watch these hour long debates by going to Youtube and typing City Club Macko, City Club Conroy, City Club Owens and City Club Barr when you have an hour for each. This was one of the highlights of my campaign. I believe that these broadcasts have some educational value for future participants.
In 2010, the City Club, in an apparent repudiation of its motto, Citadel of Free Speech, had no debates for any gubernatorial, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor, Attorney General or Congressional candidates. Go to http://www.cityclub.org/ContactUs/tabid/195/Default.aspx and tell them that the candidates in the 9th, 14th and 16th districts, including representatives of alternate parties, should debate at the City Club.
MAJOR ADDITIONS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO WWW.MACKOFORLIBERTY.COM INCLUDING BASIC CAMPAIGN LITERATURE AND ANSWERS TO QUESTIONNAIRES. LOOK IT OVER AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS. MORE ADDITIONS WILL FOLLOW IN COMING WEEKS.
OUTDOOR EVENTS AT WHICH TO DISTRIBUTE CAMPAIGN LITERATURE
Years ago, when we had to get 5000 valid signatures to have our Presidential candidates on the ballot, there were several outdoor Summer events which enabled us to contact a lot of people. Here are some in or very near my district where you can distribute literature for Gary Johnson and me. Contact me if you are interested. Some of them conflict with Solon Home Days, my primary concern and other events.
Streetsboro Family Days July 26 to 29 http://www.streetsborofamilydays.org/ This conflicts with Solon Home Days so I cannot be there to help you.
Madison Old Fashioned Days August 2 to 5 http://www.madisonofd.com/ This was an excellent petitioning venue, especially when dedicated patriot, Jack Greenways, made Greenways Printing a Ron Paul for President Headquarters in 1988. Jack could never understand why there were not 150 more headquarters in Ohio. Neither could I. Actually, I still cannot figure that out. Eternal memory to him.
Twins Day Festival August 3 to 5 http://www.twinsdays.org/events.html Also, a good petitioning and outreach venue. Unfortunately, there is a also a time conflict.
The Mantua Potato Festival September 7 to 9 http://www.mantuapotatofestival.com/events.html I have never been to this event but so far there are no conflicts.
If you hear of any other events where we can outreach, especially in or very near the 14th District, contact me as soon as possible. Volunteers are always welcome.
I PLAN TO BEGIN LITERATURE DISTRIBUTION IN SEPTEMBER RIGHT AFTER LABOR DAY. IF WE WAIT UNTIL OCTOBER, MANY VOTERS WILL ALREADY HAVE VOTED BY ABSENTEE BALLOT.
OUR NEXT LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY MEETING:
August 1 7:00 PM Scott Sedlak of the Thomas Jefferson Knowledge Institute will discuss the importance of his organization in educating school children and their parents about the importance of the US Constitution in restoring our liberty.
8:00 PM Ed Wade, Independent candidate for Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, will discuss his campaign.
He obtained over 4100 valid signatures to get on the ballot. He opposes the Democrat political establishment in Cuyahoga County.
As usual, our meeting will be held at Denny’s Restaurant, 4331 West 150th Street, Cleveland, just south of I 71. We will hold our meetings at the same location on the first Wednesday of each month except July. If you wish to eat, you should arrive by 6:00 PM. As always, our meetings are free and open to the public. Bring friends to become better informed.
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.
THE GARY JOHNSON CAMPAIGN
6 PM Friday, August 3 Judge James Gray, Libertarian candidate for Vice President, will meet voters at Dean’s Greenhouse, 3984 Porter Road, Westlake. The public is invited.
PATRIOT LEADER, FORMER JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO HAS ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT PRAISING GARY JOHNSON. See http://www.dailypaul.com/244579/judge-andrew-napolitano-praises-gary-johnson
HE JOINS PROMINENT INTERNET NEWS PERSONALITY AND PATRIOT DOCUMENTARY PRODUCER, ALEX JONES, AND FORMER GOVERNOR, AUTHOR AND TV PRODUCER JESSE VENTURA , WHO HAVE ENDORSED GARY JOHNSON FOR PRESIDENT. I believe that these are the highest level non-Libertarian Party endorsements which Governor Johnson has earned.
Penn Jillette of the comedy team, Penn and Teller, has also endorsed Governor Johnson. Lets work to continue and accelerate this trend.
From Ted Lacksonen
This is a continuing project to support the campaign.
From Andrew Miller of the Gary Johnson for President Campaign:
From: ANDREW MILLER [mailto:email@example.com]
Subject: POST ON YOUR TWITTER, FB, ECT.. (ALL HANDS ON DECK)
Call and Email Gallup, Rasmussen, and other national polling companies to tell them to include Gov. Gary Johnson in their polling.
Gov. Johnson must reach 15% in 5 polls to be included in the discriminatory “Commission on Presidential Debates”.
Gallup: 202.715.3030 / http://www.gallup.com/poll/contactUs.aspx
Rasmussen: 732.776.9777 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Zogby: 305.529.6280 / http://interactive.zogby.com/contact/
CNN: 404.827.1500 / http://www.cnn.com/feedback/show/?s=generalcomments&hdln=4
ANDREW J. MILLER
All candidates for President who overcome the daunting task of ballot access and competing in primaries and who are on the ballot in states with sufficient electoral votes to win should participate fully in all presidential debates. Otherwise, the debate is totally crooked.
OTHER SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT LIBERTARIAN PARTY EVENTS
6:30 PM Wednesday, July 25 The Libertarian Party of Lake County will meet at the Mentor Public Library on 8215 Mentor Avenue, Mentor.
NEW FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The annual Libertarian Party of Ohio picnic will take place at headquarters Saturday, July 28. The Libertarian Party of Ohio invites you to our annual cookout in Columbus on Saturday, July 28.
The gathering for friends—or even passing acquaintances—of the liberty movement will be at the Tiller Lane Complex on the northeast side of town (2586 Tiller Lane, just south of the I-270 and Cleveland Avenue exit) from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Food, fun and fellowship—including dunk tank and pie-in-the-face fundraisers with your LPO leadership in the crosshairs—as well as special speakers, are on the agenda at a cost of $10 per adult and $5 for children seven to 17. Standard cookout food and soft drinks will be provided (BYOB).–
FUTURE LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF CUYAHOGA COUNTY MEETINGS
All meetings are scheduled for the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM at Denny’s Restaurant, 4331 West 150th Street, Cleveland, except as noted below.
September 5 This will be a planning session to help Gary Johnson and local candidates. Since a very large percentage of Ohioans vote by absentee ballot, literature should be distributed before the beginning of October. Volunteers will be needed.
October 3 Final Pre-Election Planning. Scott Rupert will speak to us again. All Libertarian candidates and all other candidates who support liberty and do not have Libertarian opponents are invited to attend and speak.
November 7 Election Analysis
December 5 Looking Forward To 2013
If anyone has suggestions for programs please contact me at email@example.com or 440-248-8620.
The Libertarian Party of Lorain County meets every month.
Lorain County Libertarian Party Monthly Social Meeting
WhenTue, August 7, 7pm – 9pm
WhereDunkin Donuts 994 Abbe Rd N Elyria, OH 44035-1638 (map)
DescriptionNorth Coast Libertarian Meetup Group The Lorain County Libertarian Party meets the first Tuesday of every month. Our meeting location is the conference room at Dunkin Donuts in Elyria. Dunkin Donuts 994 Abbe Rd N Elyria, OH 44035-1638 (440) 366-3865 The conference room is located to the right of the counter straight back on the right hand side. This is not to be mistaken with the big room directly next to the counter known as the WiFi Room.
Volunteers are needed for the Lorain County Fair August 20 to 26.
This is a new feature which will continue until Election Day. Unless otherwise noted, the events are free and open to the public. It is always beneficial to show popular support for candidates. Where possible, direct questions to me so that I have more opportunity to proclaim liberty. An asterisk * indicates an event where I will be addressing the audience. At all other events I will be promoting liberty by mingling with the audience.
I consider my appearances on The Charlie Earl Show, at the Trumbull Township Association Candidates Forum, the Mentor 9-12 Group, the Trumbull Township Association Candidates Forum, the Cleveland Ron Paul 2012 Candidates Forum and WELW Painesville on March 22 to be successes and good practice. Unfortunately, there was a technical difficulty at WSPD and I did not get a copy of my address.
forward to their response.
Wednesday, July 25 Parma Patriots Denny’s Restaurant Parmatown Mall 8111 Day Drive, Parma 44129. I cannot attend but I have kept it on the list.
Scott Rupert, the Independent alternative to Democrip Senator Sherrod Brown and Rebloodlican Neocon challenger Josh Mandel, plans to attend this meeting.
8:30 AM Friday, July 27 The Ashtabula Farm Bureau will meet at Josephine’s Ristorante, 61 East Jefferson Street, Jefferson. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
7PM to 9PM Thursday, August 9 * Portage County Tea Party Congressional Candidates Forum Aurora High School 109 West Pioneer Trail, Aurora. I will speak.
Madison Old Home Days
Tuesday, August 14 to Sunday, August 19 The Lake County Fair. I plan to be there on 6 PM August 16 at the Public Official Reception at the Brennan Maintenance Entertainment Tent.
11AM Wednesday, August 22 Public Employee Retirees (PERI #86) Candidates Luncheon in Chardon. This meeting is not open to the public. It is always fun to share the principles of liberty with current and retired government union employees. Sometimes, it almost seems as if this is the first time they have heard about such concepts.
7PM to 9PM Tuesday, September 11 Portage County Tea Party US Senate Candidates Forum See August 9 information.
2PM to 5PM Friday, September 14 Kent State University Political Science Club Candidates Forum at Kent Student Center Ballroom at 1075 Risman Drive, Kent State University. For more information contact Christopher Clevenger at 937-509-2993.
If you know of any other candidates’ forums or opportunities to speak in my district, US 14, elsewhere in Cuyahoga County, Summit, and the Warren and Youngstown areas, please notify me as soon as possible. It is important to have as much information as possible to invite oneself to such events, especially if the organizers have not done so.
I WILL BE GLAD TO LIST APPEARANCES OF OTHER LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATES AND OTHER PRO-LIBERTY CANDIDATES WHO HAVE NO LIBERTARIAN OPPONENTS.
As America plunges into a full blown police state with the passage of Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act and signing by Obama on December 31, with almost no mention in the kept establishment media, and the threats of World War III and economic collapse loom ever larger, it is more important than ever to do as much as we can to advance the cause of liberty. Do whatever you can. Your life and liberty and the lives and liberty of those whom you love depend upon it.
OTHER COMING EVENTS
3 PM Sunday, August 5 Veterans for Peace Chapter 39 will meet in Sandusky prior to a fundraiser on Lake Erie. Call me for more information. The VFP called for the impeachment of Barack Obama at its last national convention. Regrettably, nobody else has followed their courageous example.
7 PM Monday, August 6 The Lake County Ron Paul group will meet at Celebrity Pizza 7502 Mentor Avenue, Mentor.
8 PM Monday, August 6 Performers and Artists for Nuclear Disarmament (PAND) will hold an all Bach concert commemorating the 67th anniversary of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church at the northeast corner of Coventry Road and Fairmount Boulevard in Cleveland Heights. The minimum donation is $10.00.
7 PM Every Thursday The 2012 Ron Paul Trumbull Meeting is conducted at Perkins Restaurant, 1953 Niles Cortland Road NE, Warren 44446
Thursday, August 9, and Every Second Thursday, We the People meet 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.
7PM Friday October 5 John McManus, President of the John Birch Society, will speak about the Federal Reserve System at a Ramada Inn in Columbus. More details later.
Saturday May 4, AD 2013 John Birch Society Council Dinner, Columbus, Ohio. More details later.
The John Birch Society is holding meetings in the Greater Cleveland area. For information call Joe at 216-767-6646.
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..
From peace and justice patriot, Don Bryant:
Stand for peace and diplomacy and to bring the war dollars home every Friday. We, an informal group, display signs that read “Down the Drones,” “US Out of Africa, Afghanistan, and Iraq, Etc.” “Peace With Iran” and “Honk For Peace” at the Anthony J Celebrezze Federal Building, 1240 East 9th Street, Cleveland in front of Senator Portman’s office from 3:30-4:15 PM then we march to Erieview Plaza at East 12th and St. Clair in front of Senator Brown’s office. Park on East 12th between Lakeside and Superior at parking meters. Contact Don at 440-263-5205. Thanks!
If you would like to have your group mentioned, contact me.
Here is one of the best analyses of the media which I have read and quoted previously. It is especially relevant during an election year when alternate parties and candidates are treated to the media’s traditional blackout. From http://constitution.org/pub/swinton_press.htm
John Swinton on the independence of the press
Variations on the quote below have been misattributed as a response to a toast, by John Swinton, as “the former Chief of Staff at the New York Times“, before the New York Press Club in 1953. However, research reveals that Swinton (1829-1901), after moving to New York, wrote an occasional article for the New York Times and was hired on a regular basis in 1860 as head of the editorial staff. Afterward holding this position throughout the Civil War, he left the paper in 1870 and became active in the labor struggles of the day. He later served eight years in the same position on the New York Sun and later published a weekly labor sheet, John Swinton’s Paper.
The remarks were apparently made by Swinton, then the preeminent New York journalist, probably one night in 1880. Swinton was the guest of honor at a banquet given him by the leaders of his craft. Someone who knew neither the press nor Swinton offered a toast to the independent press. Swinton outraged his colleagues by replying:
There is no such thing, at this date of the world’s history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.
There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?
We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
(Source: Labor’s Untold Story, by Richard O. Boyer and Herbert M. Morais, published by United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America, NY, 1955/1979.)
Despite the misattribution, the quote raises the issue of whether there is not continuing truth in Swinton’s remarks, and whether some candid journalist might not be able to fairly say similar things today. Anyone who has associated closely with journalists can hardly avoid finding a ring of truth in such words, and the best evidence lies in the actual product of journalists and how well, or how poorly, it both agrees with and covers what actually happens, especially involving such things as corruption and abuse of power.
For more on the misattribution, see John Swinton – Yes, He Said It, But…
And that was over 130 years ago!
RELIABLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION
The Gary Johnson for President Campaign http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/
Macko for Liberty www.mackoforliberty.com
The Libertarian Party of Ohio www.lpo.org
John Stadtmiller http://www.republicbroadcasting.org/j_stadtmiller.html
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
Will Grigg Pro Libertate http://www.freedominourtime.blogspot.com/
Charles Earl email@example.com
Michael Badnarik firstname.lastname@example.org
Maryanne Petranek email@example.com
Greg Coleridge firstname.lastname@example.org
Ohio NORML http://normlohio.org/
Rev. Ted Pike http://www.truthtellers.org/
Steve Berecek email@example.com Steve is a dedicated patriot and activist.
The New American http://www.thenewamerican.com/
The American Free Press http://americanfreepress.net/
IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION WHICH YOU WISH TO BE INCLUDED IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF MACKO UNLEASHED PLEASE EMAIL ME AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
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For life and liberty,
Macko for Congress www.mackoforliberty.com The site is still undergoing reconstruction (excuse the expression) for my Congressional campaign. Keep checking. Hopefully, in a few weeks, it will be completed.