JANUARY 3, AD 2013
NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INFORMATION UPDATES
You are all invited to the next monthly meeting of the Libertarian Party of Cuyahoga County, 7:00 PM Wednesday, January 9 at Denny’s Restaurant 4331 West 150th Street, Cleveland, just south of I 71. We will continue to hold our meetings at the same location on the first Wednesday of each month if there is sufficient interest. 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.
As always, our meetings are free and open to the public.
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. To insure that there are sufficient members of the audience, please RSVP.
I apologize to anyone who was inconvenienced by my failure to announce the change of date for January.
Libertarian Party of Cuyahoga County Meeting Schedule for AD 2013.
Second Wednesday of January and July. First Wednesday of all other months.
July 10 * Second Wednesday
All meetings are free and open to the public. No one is obligated to order food.
We The People Meeting 7:00 PM Thursday, January 10 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church 450 Dennison, Akron, Ohio 44250 at the corner of Albrecht.
We will see Part 2 of the new movie, A Noble Lie, which proves that the US government staged the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995 to discredit the patriot movement which was growing during the Clinton regime and promote gun control. The meeting is free and open to the public.
Gospel Nonviolence Retreat , St. Colman Church, 2027 West 65th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Friday, January 18 and 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Saturday, January 19. Father Emmanuel Charles McCarthy, a Byzantine Catholic priest, will conduct the seminar. It is free and open to the public but you must call 216-651-0550 to register.
JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY COUNCIL DINNER 11:00 AM TO 10:00 PM, SATURDAY, MAY 4
CROWNE PLAZA COLUMBUS-DUBLIN HOTEL 600 Metro Place North, Dublin, Ohio 43017
614-751-1533 for those needing hotel accommodations.
11:30 AM to 4:30 PM Seminars $25
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM to 10:00 PM Dinner $50
Total $70 if order placed at same time.
Call 800-342-6491 or JBS Coordinator Tom Rice at 614-751-1533 or email@example.com to order tickets.
WHAT THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY NEEDS TO DO TO ACCELERATE OUR GROWTH AND RESTORE LIBERTY, JUSTICE AND PEACE.
While Gary Johnson’s vote was the greatest in our history, over 1,250,000 (assuming that the votes were counted honestly, a big assumption these days), and our candidates for Congress (including myself) and other offices generally improved their votes over previous years, no one can deny that we must accelerate that growth, especially now that the communist government of Barack Obama, alias Barry Soetoro, is destroying our economy to greatly intensify World War III, merge us into a one-world totalitarian government and seize our firearms so that they can enslave or massacre millions of Americans, as soon as possible.
We, unlike the gelded spineless jellyfish who mislead the Republican Party, most especially John Boehner (proper pronunciation, according to Alex Jones: Boner), must never succumb to the evil lure of pragmatism, the most tempting road to Hell. COMPROMISE WITH EVIL IS EVIL. THE HALF WAY POINT BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL IS EVIL.
Two other factors are currently beyond our control, voter fraud and the enemy establishment media. http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/about.html
All of our candidates must call for elimination of unverifiable electronic voting with a return to paper ballots, manually counted at each precinct and carefully guarded until they are delivered to each county’s election headquarters. Accurate returns are incomparably more important than fast returns.
As for the media, the coming of the internet has enabled us and other defenders of liberty and truth to work around government controlled media. This is why the enemy is trying to control the internet and why we must oppose any such takeover as vigorously as possible and work diligently to support the growth of alternate media, such as Alex Jones at www.infowars.com and www.prisonplanet.tv.
In two areas, the currently dominant faction of the Libertarian Party has promoted false principles which have restricted our growth. Over the years I have met dozens of good, dedicated friends of liberty who would join the Libertarian Party if not for the dominant positions regarding abortion and, to some extent, immigration. The infuriating aspect of this situation is that the dominant positions are contrary to Libertarian principles. On one hand, we say that we oppose initiation of force against innocent persons. Then, some of us go on to sanction the initiation of force against the most innocent of all persons, preborn babies in their mothers’ wombs. For a full discussion of this vitally important issue, see the Libertarians For Life website, www.l4l.org.
Regarding the currently dominant position regarding immigration, no less a libertarian than the late Dr. John Hospers, a prominent libertarian philosopher and the first Libertarian presidential candidate has repudiated the suicidal open borders position. His brilliant article can be accessed through http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/89858.html
Our greatest successes have come through our willingness to defend the oppressed, including marijuana users and homosexuals. While both of these groups have entered the mainstream as it were, although after long struggles, we should certainly continue our efforts. However, we need to target and support other oppressed groups in accordance with L/libertarian principles.
Catholic and other Christian businessmen who oppose the use of contraceptives are being subjected to religious persecution for their opposition to the communist Obama regime’s unconstitutional Obamacare. This resistance could lead to the closing of Catholic hospitals and businesses, further destroying our economy so that it can be replaced by total communistic control.
Another soon to be minority group is White people. Our overlords tell us the White people will be a minority in the United States by 2042. Do you remember voting about this issue? Even immigrants who come here to live an American life-style should be concerned that the cesspools from which they fled may follow them, if they legitimately wish to embrace American values instead of destroying our country.
Finally, the communist/fascist coalition is unlikely, at least in the foreseeable future, to co-opt any support which we give to anti-Zionists and those who wish to exercise their God-given rights to question aspects of THE holocaust, the one which receives 99% of the coverage of such matters in the media and “entertainment” industries.
I am sure that some of you will be concerned about becoming “controversial” but it is better to be controversial than to die or be enslaved or tortured in a FEMA camp. I look forward to discussion about my suggestions.
CITY CLUB OF CLEVELAND PART 2
Thanks to Lake County Libertarian Party Chairman Neil Harrison for the information that the City Club of Cleveland is a 501C3 organization which means a. it is tax exempt and b. it cannot promote candidates for office without losing its tax exempt status. On October 23 it supported Joyce and Blanchard and effectively campaigned against me, my Green Party opponent, Elaine Mastromatteo and the three write-in candidates by not allowing us to participate in their phony debate and inform the citizens of the Fourteenth District that they had real choices.
RUN FOR OFFICE IN 2013.
Various races will be going on this year for mayor, city council and other local offices. Contact you local board of elections and find out what you need to do to run, including number or petition signatures and deadlines. Also, you should determine if these are partisan or nonpartisan elections. If you run for office, you have the opportunity to vote for the perfect candidate, yourself.
MY CAMPAIGN: UPDATED OFFICIAL FIGURES
Here are the results in my race, assuming that the votes were counted honestly. See http://www.blackboxvoting.org/ and work for the return of paper ballots, manually counted and witnessed at the polls and guarded until they reach election headquarters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections_in_Ohio,_2012#District_14 The results for all Congressional races in Ohio are included here.
Here are updated figures from http://www.thegreenpapers.com/G12/OH as of 12-6-12. The results of the Presidential, Senatorial and Congressional races in Ohio are listed here.
|Incumbent – 112th Congress / 2000 apportionment – map|
|Republican||Congressman Steven C. “Steve” LaTourette
• Seat up for election: Tuesday 6 November 2012
• Open Seat – 6 March 2012: Renominated by Primary. 30 July 2012: Media reports indicate the Congressman will not run for re-election. 31 July 2012: Congressman LaTourette confirmed his retirement. The Republican Party will select a replacement nominee.
|** Open Seat (no incumbent) **|
|Candidate list – 113th Congress / 2010 apportionment|
|Republican||183,657||54.03%||Geauga County Prosecutor David P. “Dave” Joyce
• 6 March 2012: Congressman Steven C. “Steve” LaTourette is renominated by Primary.
30 July 2012: Media reports indicate the Congressman LaTourette will not run for re-election.
31 July 2012: Congressman LaTourette confirmed his retirement. The Republican Party will select a replacement nominee.
10 August 2012: Replacement candidate David P. “Davequot; Joyce named.
• FEC H2OH14064; 17 Oct 12; Tot $767,908; Dsb $374,434
|Democratic||131,637||38.73%||Dale Virgil Blanchard
• FEC H6OH11103
|Green||13,038||3.84%||Elaine R. Mastromatteo
• FEC H0OH17186; 19 Oct 12; Tot $1,550; Dsb $719
• FEC H8OH14103
|Write-in||20||0.01%||Aaron J. Zurbrugg
• FEC H2OH14080
|Write-in||5||0.00%||Steven T. Winfield
• FEC H2OH14072
|Write-in||1||0.00%||Erick Donald Robinson
• FEC H2OH14056
| Total 339,894 100.00%
IMPROVING OUR IMAGE: A LETTER TO THE WORLD ALMANAC
Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (See pages 19 and 20.) Much as I hate the concept of “image” it does have some legitimate, non compromising purposes.
Thank you for listing Libertarian and other alternate party Congressional candidates who received over 10,000 votes in The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013, with preliminary figures, including Ohio candidates on pages 19 and 20. We appreciate that. However, you missed David Harlow who received 10,373 votes in the final count in Ohio District 10. http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/elections/Research/electResultsMain/2012Results/20121106usrepresentative.aspx. I hope that you will include him and all of our final figures next year in the 2014 edition. I also hope that you will consider including all Congressional candidates who receive at least 1000 votes to continue to maintain your reputation as the almanac of record since 1868. Hopefully, my letter will be part of a much larger group to encourage you to expand your policies.
If you wish to contact me by phone my number is 440-248-8620.
For Life, Liberty and Peace,
Libertarian Candidate for Congress Ohio District 14, 2008 and 2012. Libertarian Constitutionalist Activist
So far, I have not received a response. It would not hurt to have several more of you contact them. Thank them but urge them to do better.
COMING EVENTS – LIBERTARIAN ACTIVITIES
Friday evening, April 26 7:00 PM The 2013 Libertarian Party of Ohio State Conference will begin at the Buxton Inn in Granville. The Saturday, April 27 all day session will take place at the Granville Inn. Since there will be no business conducted, according to the recent party restructuring, this is an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas. Watch www.lpo.org and future issues of Macko Unleashed for more information.
The Libertarian Party of Lorain County meets every month usually on the first Tuesday.
994 Abbe Rd N, Elyria, OH (map)
Across from LCCC (Lorain Community College
The Libertarian Party of Lake County will meet at the Mentor Library, 8215 Mentor Avenue, Mentor at 6:30 PM, the second Wednesday of each month.
Stark County Libertarians met recently at the Business Growth Advisers office, 4150 Belden Village Street, Suite 605, Canton44715 They hope to have monthly meetings.
CUYAHOGA COUNTY COUNCIL teaches kids to be welfare recipients, TV station WKYC Channel 3, approves it. Information such as this explains why the communist candidate beat the fascist candidate in November. http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2012/11/cuyahoga_county_to_set_up_coll.html
CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON AND NEIL CAVUTO: HELPING UNDERSTAND THE SOUTH’S REACTION TO RECONSTRUCTION
This press release was issued by the Libertarian Party on Sunday, December 16, AD 2012, two days after the massacre in Sandy Hook Elementary School, a “gun-free” zone in Newtown, Connecticut.
Vice Chairman Lee Wrights later issued a statement, Make Newtown the last town.
For Immediate Release
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Halt the Massacre of Innocent Children by Ending Prohibition on Self-Defense in Schools
For Immediate Release
Dec. 16, 2012
Families throughout the nation mourn the horrific deaths of 26 people, including 20 young children, killed Friday during a Newtown, Conn., mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
“It’s impossible to imagine the depths of despair and grief that the victims’ families are experiencing right now,” said Geoffrey J. Neale, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee. “Our hearts go out to every one of them.”
In the immediate aftermath of news surrounding the shootings, pundits and politicians called for new restrictions on firearm ownership, exactly the opposite of the approach needed to combat tragic gun violence in schools.
“We’ve created a ‘gun-free zone,’ a killing zone, for the sickest criminals on the face of the Earth,” said R. Lee Wrights, vice-chair of the Libertarian Party. “We’ve given them an open killing field, and we’ve made the children of this country the victims.”
Wrights pointed out that merely the knowledge that armed people will be present acts as a deterrent for would-be shooters.
“They’re not going to walk into a police station, and why not? Because that’s where the guns are,” he said.
The Federal Gun Free Schools Zone Act prohibits carrying firearms on school grounds in most cases, effectively criminalizing the right to self-defense in places filled with the most vulnerable citizens. Without that federal prohibition, adults working at the school would have been free to defend themselves, very possibly saving the lives of many of the young children and adults who were slain in this horrific tragedy.
“We must stop blinding ourselves to the obvious: Most of these mass killings are happening at schools where self-defense is prohibited,” said Carla Howell, executive director of the Libertarian Party. “Gun prohibition sets the stage for the slaughter of innocent children. We must repeal these anti-self-defense laws now to minimize the likelihood they will occur in the future and to the limit the damage done when they do.”
Responsible gun owners can and do prevent mass shootings from occurring and escalating.
- A 1997 high school shooting in Pearl, Miss., was halted by the school’s vice principal after he retrieved the Colt .45 he kept in his truck.
- A 1998 middle school shooting ended when a man living next door heard gunfire and apprehended the shooter with his shotgun.
- A 2002 terrorist attack at an Israeli school was quickly stopped by an armed teacher and a school guard.
- A 2002 law school shooting in Grundy, Va., came to an abrupt conclusion when students carrying firearms confronted the shooter.
- A 2007 mall shooting in Ogden, Utah, ended when an armed off-duty police officer intervened.
- A 2009 workplace shooting in Houston, Texas, was halted by two coworkers who carried concealed handguns.
- A 2012 church shooting in Aurora, Colo., was stopped by a member of the congregation carrying a gun.
- At the recent mall shooting in Portland, Ore., the gunman took his own life minutes after being confronted by a shopper carrying a concealed weapon.
For several years after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, gun prohibitionists blocked pilots from carrying firearms. But after it became undeniable that guns are an essential line of defense against hijackers and other terrorists when the lives of innocent passengers are at stake, Congress finally passed legislation allowing it.
It’s time to take the same approach with teachers, school administrators, and security guards, who should be allowed to carry the tools necessary to protect the students in their care. It’s time to put an end to gun-free zones and make it much easier for responsible adults to arm, train, and protect themselves and the people they love from the violent criminals who seek to harm them.
“You can’t depend on somebody else to take care of your own life for you,” Wrights said. “It’s too precious to put it into the hands of somebody else, particularly when the seconds count.”
The Libertarian Party Platform on Self-Defense states: “The only legitimate use of force is in defense of individual rights — life, liberty, and justly acquired property — against aggression. This right inheres in the individual, who may agree to be aided by any other individual or group. We affirm the individual right recognized by the Second Amendment to keep and bear arms, and oppose the prosecution of individuals for exercising their rights of self-defense. We oppose all laws at any level of government requiring registration of, or restricting, the ownership, manufacture, or transfer or sale of firearms or ammunition.”
From Lee Wrights, Vice Chairman of the Libertarian Party, another commentary which provides a rational solution to school massacres: “Make Newtown the last town”
Finally, here is a message from a Russian Orthodox Christian, Stanislav Mishin, who speaks from experience about living in a communist police state.
“Americans, Never Give Up Your Guns” at http://www.mat-rodina.blogspot.ru/2012/12/americans-never-give-up-your-guns.html?m=1
Anyone who wants to take your guns is a total idiot or someone who wants to kill or enslave you and your family, rape your wife and daughters, rob you and torture and brainwash your children.
OTHER COMING EVENTS
MICHAEL BADNARIK’S NEW BOOK. SECRET TO SOVEREIGNTY.
For information about how to purchase this very thought-provoking book by our 2004 candidate for president, see http://www.constitutionpreservation.org/constitution-preservation/barter-secret-to-sovereignty. His first book, Good To Be King, is also available and well worth reading.
NEW! ATLAS SHRUGGED PART II DVD and Blue Ray will be available 2-19-13.
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. The session which I attended 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!
An update from Don:
?War is Over. If You Want It.
Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Peace and hot soup with homemade bread on the square. First
we feed the troops, then we march to the Fed-up Building and
we’ll sing Dona Nobis Pacem, We Want Peace.
The League to Abolish War, regular Friday peace vigilers,
are sponsoring this action. Contact Don at 440/263-5205.
3:00 PM Sunday, January 6 Veterans for Peace Chapter 39 will meet at St. Paul’s Church at Fairmount and Coventry Boulevards, Cleveland Heights
The John Birch Society is holding meetings in the Greater Cleveland area. For information call Joe at 216-767-6646.
THE THOMAS JEFFERSON KNOWLEDGE INSTITUTE will be holding several events and conducting several projects during 2013. See www.TJKI.org for more information.
If you would like to have your group mentioned, contact me.
Here from The New American is a ghastly report of the recent seventy fifth anniversary of the rape of Nanking, China, by the Japanese Imperial Army in 1937, “The Rape of Nanking and the Faith of John Rabe” This was one of the worst examples of big government in the twentieth century.
The Gary Johnson for President Campaign http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/ This is still worth watching for new developments. Lets hope that he is willing to give another few years of his life for the cause of liberty.
Macko for Liberty www.mackoforliberty.com I am still continuing updates and addition of more information, so it is worthwhile to keep watching it.
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 very dedicated, highly informed patriot and activist in northeast Ohio.
The New American http://www.thenewamerican.com/
The American Free Press http://americanfreepress.net/
Adam Kokesh http://www.adamvstheman.com/
Mike Adams, the Health Ranger www.naturalnews.com This is a new addition.
Bev Harris www.blackboxvoting.org Also, a new addition.
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To everyone who is fighting to restore liberty, justice and peace, I wish all of you a healthy New Year with as much freedom and prosperity as possible.
For life, liberty and peace,