We have one last chance to stop the federal government takeover of our children’s education. The politicians in Tallahassee are trying to ram Common Core through the legislature and they are hoping you will not hold them accountable for this bureaucratic monstrosity. We have put them on notice, you all made the calls and e-mails, many of you traveled to Tallahassee last week to speak to them in person. I have been working with Randy Osborne in Tallahassee, meeting with legislators to point out the dangers of Common Core. We had the political elites worried and now they are working overtime to bring the legislators back on board. The political elite have given legislators false talking points, and they are saying the opposition is a bunch of crazy, paranoid conspiracy theorist. All you have to do is read the Common Core and Race to the Top language to know this is not a conspiracy theory, but an in your face, shut-up, you have no say takeover by unelected bureaucrats. Dr. Karen Effrem of Education Liberty Watch summed up Common Core;
The “winners” write the history, and always in favor of their side of the “argument”.
Government’s job is to “control” the people. Control takes power and power comes at a price: the people’s liberty. In a nutshell, government power stands as the enemy of liberty. And when it comes to the war between power and liberty, power generally triumphs.
And government writes our history.
Most people allow the government to educate their children and that means they learn the approved government version of history. Sadly, it is totally corrupt. Few Americans realize it and can’t, or wont, correct the mistake.
I will try to help correct a piece of the disinformation surrounding the 10th Amendment and put it all into the correct perspective for you.
We’ve watched government trample on the Constitution throughout most of our recent history. We do not have to look very far to see examples. President Bush’s Administration created the The Patriot Act, anything but patriotic. Throughout his terms in office, Bush completely disregarded what the Constitution said and wielded the arms of war with wanton disregard.
The breakout headliner issue in 1978 was “Tax Revolt.” A Time Magazine cover showed Howard Jarvis shaking his fist under that headline. Proposition 13 time. Then? The Tax Revolt went, as we would now say, viral. Citizen discontent — and political activism — against high tax rates turned into a national, and then international, phenomenon. The revolt was a major factor in toppling President Carter. It led the U.S. top income tax rate to collapse from 70% to 28%. Then, rates worldwide cascaded down and global prosperity rapidly soared. Will the 21st century equivalent be a Money Revolt?
A recent, striking, piece in the FT Magazine, Is the dollar as good as gold?, commented sympathetically on the recent near-passage of a gold commission bill by the Virginia legislature. Columnist Gillian Tett quotes Prof. Alan Blinder about the “’inchoate rage” Americans are feeling about, specifically, a “fickle” monetary policy.
The Libertarian Party of Collier County is proud to host this year’s convention at the Naples Hilton (Naples, FL), May 24-26, 2013.
March 23 is an important date for anyone who would like to vote at this year’s convention: You must be a registered Libertarian voter and a member of the Libertarian Party of Florida by March 23 in order to vote at the business meeting. Check your county elections website for voter registration materials and visit www.lpf.org to complete/confirm or update your LPF membership.
Even if you don’t plan to vote at the business meeting, you may still join us as an observer.
The LPF Convention weekend is brimming with OPPORTUNITIES to listen and learn, meet new friends and put this party in overdrive! .all while enjoying beautiful Naples, FL.
There are just two weeks left in the 2013 Session and the politicians don’t want to hear from you anymore. I don’t know if you have noticed, but they are not answering their Tallahassee office phones, they are deleting your message and ignoring your e-mails. The problem is that they are passing bad legislation like Common Core, Corporate Welfare, and the Mortgage Foreclosure bill to take your home away from you without due process rights. They know exactly what these bills do, don’t listen to their talking points, they are hiding the real reason for these bills and that is protecting their ‘’special interest” causes and the big cash that comes with them. The politicians were bought and paid for and now they are paying the special interest back with sweetheart deals that line their pocketbooks.
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Please read this message from Randy Osborne. Randy is organizing a rally in Tallahassee next Tuesday to send a loud and clear message to the Florida legislature that they must stop implementing the federal government takeover of our children’s education. Common Core will strip parents and local school boards of any control of educational standards and creates a national database of over 400 elements of very personal and private information about our children that have nothing to do with their education. I hope you will be able to attend, we need huge turn-out to in order to stop this tyranny.
April 20, 2013. Welcome to issue number three of Libertarian Party News, your grassroots, independent news publication not affiliated with the LNC. 2013 elections are already underway with races throughout the year, and a handful in April and May. So far, Libertarian candidates have made impressive showings including 21 year-old Topeka City Council candidate Clinton Coen who garnering an impressive 46 percent of the vote.
Happy 420 ? in case you were wondering?
For all those libertarians from the older generations like your editor, today is April 20th, or in marijuana-speak, 420. It?s become an underground, cult-like, pot-smoking holiday slowly making its way into America‘s mainstream. It has also become a rallying cry for supporters of the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana. According to The420times.com:
Meet Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX): the Six Trillion Dollar Man. Brady recently took the chair of Congress’s arguably most important inner think tank, the Joint Economic Committee. From this perch Brady is proposing to provide the combination to open the lock of a safe that holds $6 trillion in potential revenues for the federal government. (That is well over 20 times the value of all the gold in Fort Knox.) Without raising taxes. Game changer.
Nothing changes over night and revolution is ONLY the beginning. As with the term revolution, once completed, you will be right back where you started from. Now, in present day America, this is evident for we as a society are becoming more and more dependent upon our government. There is a cure for what ails our country but that cure will not come from government. Government is the problem and in order to fix it the solution must come from outside the government. Ask yourself, in a society, what is outside the government?
The answer should be obvious; the ONLY thing outside of government control is WE THE PEOPLE. Government gets its powers from the governed and if the governed remove those powers there is nothing the government can do about it. This country was founded on the Christian principle of individualism. Our problems arose when we allowed the government to overtake that individualism and moved us in the direction of collectivism.
WE THE PEOPLE gave up and allowed our spirit to dwindle in the face of the odds. We refused to stand up and do what was right when we knew our government was wrong. To this very day the majority of the country continues this spirit killing practice. Nothing will change overnight but if we keep up what we are doing, soon there will be no spirit left at all. Only bondage will be left in the wake of our government’s actions. This means that a revolution WILL take place in order to get our country back. The question remains, will it be a violent one or a peaceful one.
We should take the time to really study what happened in our history and compare it to the life cycle of countries as discussed in Part 1. Our forefathers may not have gotten everything they did correct, but they did it with great spirit. They had Christ in their lives and their actions have already been documented showing such. The very founding documents of our country show just how ingrained their spirit truly was.
The Declaration of Independence indicated that our rights came from our creator. In others words, they were UNALIENABLE rights. These rights CANNOT be taken away from us no matter what happens, they are part of us and built into our very being. These rights were so important to our forefathers that when they created the Constitution there was a great insistence that these rights be protected from abuse by a government run amok. Governments were instituted among men to SECURE those rights, not trample upon them.
This meant that our forefathers held themselves to a higher authority. They were responsible to their Creator and NOT government. They had great spiritual faith and found the courage necessary to secure their liberties and bring forth prosperity in abundance for their posterity (us). If you remember the cycle this is the very thing that takes place when a country is “born”. In other words, our forefathers were the upswing of the cycle.
3242 Cahuenga Boulevard West, Los Angeles, CA (map)
Monday, April 22, 2013 5:30 PM
This meetup is an opportunity for like-minds to find each other, hang out, network and share ideas.
As a reminder, this meetup is for setup for guests who generally:
- understand and live by the non-aggression axiom
- enjoy the austrian school of economics
- value health
- enjoy applying your knowledge and labor to provide value to the free market (as an employee, business owner, or investor)
LOCATION: we will meet on the outside patio. Bring a jacket! It gets very chilly once the sun goes down.
FORMAT: everyone will have a chance to introduce themselves, their projects and any philosophical ideas they are thinking about. Then we hang out and share ideas, network and socialize.