Posts Tagged ‘politics’

Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton

June 5, 2010

Carl Palidino tell me this is a lie: you donated to two of the worst politicians on the planet, Schumer and Clinton. According to Warren Redlich you gave $1000 to Chuck Schumer in 2009 and $4600 to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. That may be chump change to you but it still smells of the political class purchasing a little friendship. Tell me it’s a lie so I can set the record straight.

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Logan Bell – Liberty Walk

April 6, 2010

Candidate for 24th Congressional District of NY, Logan Bell, is taking his campaign to the streets. In a real grass-roots effort Logan is walking from Binghamton to Utica spreading his message of liberty. He has been well received along his walk and reports today that he is heading north out of Norwich on route 12.

When he reaches Utica (approximately Thursday noontime) he will deliver a copy of the U.S. Constitution to the office of Rep. Mike Arcuri. Logan believes that the Declaration of Independence and Constitution are the guiding principles for our country and that Arcuri may need to reread the documents.

Start of Liberty Walk in Binghamton NY

Logan and supporters in Binghamton NY

Capitalism Is Dead

March 17, 2010

I hate to break the news but it must be said ‘capitalism is dead’. NY State Assemblywoman, Barbara Lifton, tells us “The recession proved capitalism failed’.

Ithaca Times announcement.

Capitalism Has Failed

I just don’t understand why we didn’t abandon capitalism when it failed us in 1929. We should have tried something a little more socially secure.

Of course, the real problem is ‘legal tender’. It has such a nice name, it’s legal and it’s tender; it’s hard to believe that something with a name like that can be so immoral. The only reason it is ‘legal’ is that nine men in black dresses can benefit from the scheme. And ‘tender’ it is not! It is simply theft. By forcing people to use the money of the Federal Reserve, the bankers are in position to manipulate the economy at their will. We are at the whim of the bankers and the politicians are their puppets.

Capitalism hasn’t failed it’s just gone into hiding, it will return when we’ve had enough of the banker’s manipulations.

Tea Party

February 16, 2010

The N.Y. Times has a pretty good overview of the Tea Party movement. It’s a slightly lengthy article and I’d quibble over a few bits and pieces. I think this will be good to review at our upcoming Campaign for Liberty Meetup Sunday Feb 21 at 3:00.

Here are a few random paragraphs:

Worried about hyperinflation, social unrest or even martial law, she and her Tea Party members joined a coalition, Friends for Liberty, that includes representatives from Glenn Beck’s 9/12 Project, the John Birch Society, and Oath Keepers, a new player in a resurgent militia movement.

Loose alliances like Friends for Liberty are popping up in many cities, forming hybrid entities of Tea Parties and groups rooted in the Patriot ethos. These coalitions are not content with simply making the Republican Party more conservative. They have a larger goal — a political reordering that would drastically shrink the federal government and sweep away not just Mr. Obama, but much of the Republican establishment, starting with Senator John McCain.

Fear of co-option — a perpetual topic in the Tea Party movement — lay behind the formation of Friends for Liberty.

The new grass-roots leaders of the inland Northwest had grown weary of fending off what they jokingly called “hijack attempts” by the state and county Republican Parties. Whether the issue was picking speakers or scheduling events, they suspected party leaders of trying to choke off their revolution with Chamber of Commerce incrementalism.

Government Schools Are Bad for Your Kids

January 4, 2010

Government Schools Are Bad for Your Kids is James Ostrowski’s latest book. I’m looking forward to reading it soon. I was going to call this post, ‘The Hardest Working Liberty Activist in New York’ but I had to stop and think about that and happily it’s not that easy to pick the top supporter of Liberty in this state. I’m more than a little surprised that in a state where the collectivist are constantly doing anything they can to control every aspect of our lives, we have more than a few people working tirelessly to promote Liberty from a Constitutional perspective. So I’ll just put James Ostrowski in my top three and enjoy a day of considering the others to put on the list.

Stop Voting

August 20, 2009

Here is a thought from The Post-Standard, “The Reader’s Page” of August 19th.

Dissatisfied with pols?
How about not voting?
To the Editor:
I would like to give a view-
point on why people should
stop voting in America.
  When people are not satis-
fied with their wages, they
strike. When America does not
like what another country is
doing, we boycott. But when
Americans are disgruntled
with the way things are, we are
told to come out and vote.
  The wealthy control the pol-
iticians. They donate money to
back the guy who will work in
their best interests, not all of
our best interests. Both parties
play a game with the public,
and the public falls for it.
  As the American people re-
alize that it is both parties and
all of politics, more and more
people will stop voting!
             Alexander J. Russo
                         Syracuse

I agree, I need to unregister to vote. We need to remove the illusion of consent to this corrupt system. Long gone are the days of a government of the People.

Ithaca Campaign for Liberty Meetup

April 20, 2009

I’m posting notes here about our last Meetup on April 19, 2009. Use the comments to fill in the holes in my memory.

We discussed the tax day information campaign which was pretty well attended. Special thanks to Carl and Theon for hanging in for the whole day. There was a ‘Tax Day Tea Party’ group at State street; while it was not advertised on the internet (as far as I could tell) they had a dozen or so folk there. Some from the Tea Party joined our group at the Post Office. Noticeably absent from the event this year were the anti-war groups. I guess the war is nothing to protest when there is a Dem. dictator in charge of the death machine.

We continued on to discuss the 12 Point Plan presented by Jim Ostrowski. He also has posted his speech from the Buffalo Tea Party held on April 18th. I believe that the real grass roots groups will outlast the Astroturf crowd. Electoral politics is a dead end, the game is rigged.

There is a new Tea Party Meetup in Ithaca. They have an event scheduled for April 25th. The Syracuse Meetup has an End The Fed rally on the 25th also. Just remember the Fed needs to be replaced with an honest money system, so end legal tender laws at the same time.

Our next Meetup is scheduled for May 17th at the Ithaca Farmers market. We will meet near the boat dock at 3:00 p.m. for about an hour. Bring a friend and share some Liberty.

Western New York Tea Party April 18th

April 10, 2009

From James Ostrowski:

This event is co-sponsored by Free New York, Inc., BuffaloLiberty.com and PoliticalClassDismissed.com. The coordinator for the event is Jill Sinclair.

The tentative schedule is online here:

http://buffaloliberty.com/#tea1

This is a part of a national tea party movement against big government that is gaining momentum each week. We had nine people at our first event, thrown together on short notice. Then, on March 18th, over 500 people attended a tea party organized by Rus Thompson, Ellie Corcoran and Allen Coniglio.

We must keep building the crowds and the enthusiasm on April 18th and build up to a huge rally on July 4th weekend. We will discuss that event on the 18th.

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Obama A Natural Born Citizen?

December 6, 2008

Does it matter? In the event that you have not noticed, the Constitution that we believe to be ‘the law of the land’ is dead. As W is quoted, it’s just GD piece of paper. Any literate person, who would bother to compare this great country of ours to the documents purported to construct our nation, would quickly understand that she was inspecting two different things. The Obama birth crisis will be the next thrust away from that silly ‘republic’ concept toward our rightful place as a pure Democracy.

It is interesting that had John Sidney McCain been the presumptive ruler of choice, the same question would hang; was he a natural born American? Does a military base in Panama count? Is it just a coincidence that both candidates might have brought about the same question?

Update: Political Class Dismissed has an example of a Hawaiian birth certificate.

The Reform Movement

November 11, 2008

As surfing happens, one thing leads to the next; investigating a quotation led me to a little book at Google.

Imperialism in America Its Rise and Progress By Sarah E. Van De Vort Emery 1892
Once I found the quotation I had searched for I needed to find the context of this little book. It is pretty clear that it is written from a socialist perspective. Mrs. Emery does a very nice job of sorting out the ‘political tricksters’. I think she fell just a bit off point by dividing the social order as capital vs. labor. The problem there is that labor is human capital. Nevertheless she points out the problems associated with ‘money’ manipulation in a very understandable way.

I find it interesting that problems we face today are the same problems of the country over 100 years ago. I am encouraged to know the battle for Liberty has been quietly continuing for such a long time. On the other hand we have been slowly losing ground to the Hamiltonian vision.

Some interesting pieces:

Today they know that Republicanism or Monarchy must go down. These conditions cannot remain co-existent when brought in daily contact with each other. The governments of the world must assume one form or the other, and to overthrow Republicanism in America is to give a new lease of life to the despotisms of the old world.

When the morning of the twentieth century dawns upon this country, it will either look upon a nation of slaves or a nation of freemen.

From time immemorial governments have been instituted, nations have risen, flourished, and then ignominiously passed away, and in every case we find the oppression of the masses has been the signal of dissolution. Republics die because the people become indifferent to the boon of liberty, and their children, unmindful of the fact that “eternal vigilance is the price of liberty,” let go their hold upon the principles which underlie self-government, and ere they are aware the boon of freedom is lost to them forever.

We find, then, that by controlling money, land, machinery and transportation it is an easy matter to control the labor of a people, and we find by taking advantage of these conditions a very few men are practically controlling this country with its 63,000,000 population.

The man who toils from year to year for the bare necessaries of life is a slave, whether it be on the cotton plantation of Mississippi or the cotton factory of Massachusetts, whether he be a black man or a white man, whether he be called a bondman or a freedman.

The first step is to gain control of the money; with power to inflate or contract it at pleasure. With this power all other sources of wealth are at the command of the money monger, who by producing a scarcity of his commodity is enabled to seize upon them at such prices as he may dictate.

There is no lever more powerful than prejudice, and nothing that fires the blood like the word “patriotism.” To the average man disloyalty to country embodies the entire category of crime, and to act in accordance with its best interests in his estimation is a virtue that atones for manifold sins.

There is no slavery so insidious as that of financial slavery, none which reduces the people to such depths of degradation and none to which they submit with such complacency; for their chains under the guise of freedom are unseen, and their clanking is drowned amid the boastful din of “our liberties.”

There is and always has been a class of men who seem to think the Almighty excepted them from the curse pronounced upon the human race, and that it is their special prerogative to eat their bread by the sweat of somebody else’s brow. Accordingly their chief study is to devise means by which they may obtain possession of what others have earned. Brave men accomplish this by means of physical prowess and valor, but cowards conceal themselves behind a barricade of law.

The money power is composed of the leaders of both of these parties, and however much they may feign to differ politically, their moneyed interests are identical.

The war of the rebellion wiped out chattel slavery, but out of its ashes has sprung a more gigantic system of wage slavery, founded on a system of monopolies and trusts – a mammon god – whose purpose is to consolidate the corporations, seize the powers of government and declare an empire.