Friday, February 24, 2017

Rep. Caleb Dyer (R–NH) joins Libertarian Party

Rep. Caleb Dyer (R–NH) joins Libertarian Party

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Rep. Caleb Dyer (L–NH)
On Feb. 9, Rep. Caleb Dyer, who was elected to the New Hampshire legislature in 2016, announced at a press conference his switch to the Libertarian Party.

Dyer was one of 11 candidates out of 20 who won at-large seats in the Hillsborough 37 District.

Dyer’s switch to the LP was motivated in part by its achieving official party status in 2016 for the first time in twenty years, and with it, access to the ballot.

“This fact should be seen as a warning to members of the majority that their constituency is slowly but surely growing discontent with increasingly partisan representation,” he said. “For elected Republicans like myself who have libertarian leanings, this is truly a golden opportunity to establish ourselves as a viable alternative to this representation and become advocates for principled, classically liberal policy.”

Dyer has stated that he supports tax credits or refunds for parents who choose to home-school or send their children to alternative schools; seeks to cut government spending as well as limit tax revenues to provide for only essential services; supports a women’s right to choose and opposes public funding for abortion clinics; supports the decriminalization of cannabis with the eventual goal of legalization without taxation; and favors any way that the state can resist federal regulation, oversight, or control.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Libertarians praise House bill to end Dept. of Education

The Libertarian Party strongly supports U.S. House bill H.R. 399, which was filed today by Rep Tom Massie (R–KY), along with seven co-sponsors, to abolish the federal Department of Education.
“Libertarians are encouraged to see a bill that brings hope to the promise of actually, finally, abolishing the Department of Education,” said Nicholas Sarwark, chair of the Libertarian National Committee. “The DOE’s primary accomplishments have been to drive up federal taxes and debt, drive up local and state taxes, impose mounds of red tape on schools, and drive down the quality education in the United States. It has made schooling an infuriating and demoralizing experience for teachers, parents, and schoolchildren.”

In striking contrast to most of today’s federal and state laws, many of which are hundreds of pages long and rarely read by the lawmakers who vote on them, H.R. 899 consists of one simple sentence: “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2018.”

“Localizing education will dramatically improve our schools, allowing them to innovate and address the needs of individual students, and to prepare them for a fulfilling and successful future,” said Sarwark.

The Libertarian Party platform on education states:


Education is best provided by the free market, achieving greater quality, accountability and efficiency with more diversity of choice. Recognizing that the education of children is a parental responsibility, we would restore authority to parents to determine the education of their children, without interference from government. Parents should have control of and responsibility for all funds expended for their children’s education.

Friday, February 03, 2017

LINCOLN WAS CORRUPT - SECESSION WAS LEGAL

Quotes from Northern men document that they considered the Lincoln administration corrupt. Their quotes also document that Lincoln invaded the South to protect the Tariff Tax and not to ban slavery. Documented facts and quotes also prove that secession was legal and that Southerners were not traitors.
  
Northern financier and banker J.P. Morgan said "I supported president Lincoln but I see my mistake. I visited Washington D.C. and saw the corruption of the administration. The war is not for the preservation of the Constitution and Union but for politicians and government contractors. Lysander Spooner, prominent Massachusetts lawyer, legal scholar, and abolitionist said "The principle on which the war was waged by the North was that men may be compelled to submit to a government they do not want and resistance makes them traitors and criminals.
   
Lincoln made a speech in congress on Jan. 12,1848 that secession is a most valuable and sacred right. In 1860 he reversed his opinion because he did not want to lose the annual 60-70 million dollars from the Southern states from an unfair sectional tariff tax. When Virginia, New York, and Rhode island joined the union they specifically reserved the right of secession. All early attempts were by New England states in 1803 and 1814. On Feb.15, 1833 MA senator Daniel Webster stated " If the Union was formed by the accession of the union of states then the union may be dissolved by the secession of states". Military cadets at West Point were taught from "Rawles View of the Constitution" that secession was legal.
  
Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, confirmed in 1865 and again in 1867 that secession was legal in 1860-1861. "Should you persist in your endeavor to bring to trial any of the former representatives of the Confederate government or military personnel on treason charges that which the North won on the battlefield will be lost in court. Secession is not a rebellion". Secession was legal under the 10th amendment.

James W. King
SCV Camp 141 Commander
Albany Georgia

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Libertarians cautiously hopeful Trump will reduce regulatory burden

Ellen Wheeler Wilcox
Ellen Wheeler Wilcox, author and poet
Today Libertarians praised President Donald Trump’s goal of reducing federal government regulations by 75 percent and expressed hope that his plan to counter any new regulation with the elimination of two existing regulations serves to reduce the massive regulatory burden that Americans suffer under today.

Libertarians caution that some regulations impose 100 times the burden that others do. So a two-for-one deal won’t necessarily result in a net reduction in red tape, bureaucratic obstruction, or needless government meddling in people’s lives.

“Progress requires that any new regulation be less onerous than that which it replaces,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee.

The damaging effect of government over-regulation is widespread:
  • Government regulations diminish human freedom.
  • Government regulations prevent businesses from forming or expanding, killing millions of American jobs.
  • Government regulations hamper Americans’ ability to compete in world markets.
  • Government regulations constrain human prosperity, leaving many Americans financially insecure.
  • Federal government regulations cost hundreds of billions of dollars to administer and force Americans to spend $1.9 trillion for compliance every year. State and local government regulations add to this burden.
  • Government regulations typically do more harm than good. As one example, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alone kills many thousands of Americans every year by making drugs unaffordable and by making it financially infeasible for drug researchers to develop needed drugs such as antibiotics and cures for rare diseases.
Removing unneeded regulations will have the opposite effect: More freedom, better health, more prosperity, and a thriving economy.
“The American economy rose to unprecedented heights and became the envy of the world before today’s regulatory regime took hold,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian National Committee. “If we’re going to create jobs and make America great, it must include a massive reduction in government meddling in businesses and in the lives of Americans.”
It is easy to tell the toiler
how best he can carry his pack.
But no one can rate a burden’s weight
until it has been on his back
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Libertarian Party accuses Senate subcommittee of harming children

“Politicians love to grandstand ‘for the children,’ even when their policies destroy children’s lives,” said Nicholas Sarwark, Chair of the Libertarian Party, in response to a US Senate subcommittee’s dragging representatives of Backpage.com, a classified advertising website, into a hearing. On January 10, the senators succeeded in forcing Backpage to shut down the adult section of their website, and with it, a valuable resource for cracking down on child sex traffickers.

After Backpage won a lawsuit last year protecting their free speech rights, the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), part of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, did an end run to circumvent the decision by subpoenaing Backpage executives.

In the hearing, PSI made a show of accusing Backpage of facilitating child traffickers, when in fact, the company has a long history of helping law enforcement rescue children, and arrest and successfully prosecute pimps who prostitute them. Employees of the FBI and police departments around the country have showered praise on Backpage for their valuable support.

U.S. senators used their subpeona power to prohibit part of Backpage’s website services, even though courts have consistently ruled that they are protected under Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act (CDA), which grants immunity to owners of interactive websites for third-party content.

In 2016, Backpage won a legal victory in the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals against a county sheriff in Illinois. Sheriff Tom Dart had sent threatening letters to pressure credit card companies Visa and Mastercard to stop doing business with the website operator.

In 2012, legislatures in Washington, New Jersey, and Tennessee passed laws targeting Backpage, but federal courts enjoined each one as unconstitutional.

“We must remove prosecutorial immunity – in courts and in congress – for such blatant violations of existing First Amendment law and for creating a witch hunt to try to destroy legal businesses with malicious prosecution,” said Sarwark. “Ending this government abuse will allow services such as Backpage to continue to provide valuable protection services, sparing unfortunate children from the ravages of sex trafficking.”

“We also need to repeal all victimless crime laws,” he continued, “including laws against adult sex work, so there is less opportunity for abuse and exploitation, by the government or anybody else.”.
Backpage.com joins online advertiser Craigslist, which in 2010, also reluctantly bowed to government pressure by closing the erotic services section of its website.

It is well-known that shutting down one website to stop a particular activity doesn’t work because the same services will re-appear on other websites, domestic and abroad.

“This is all about politicians trying to win political capital while endangering the very children they claim to protect,” said Sarwark. “The consequences of driving adult websites underground or out of the country will be more violent crime, less ability for law enforcement to go after violent criminals, and a loss of American jobs.”

Among the senators who grilled Backpage at the PSI hearing was former California Attorney General and freshman Sen. Kamala Harris who, during her 2016 campaign, brought pimping charges against the current and former owners of Backpage.

Harris brought the charges, despite having previously admitted that doing so is unconstitutional. She and other state attorneys general had signed onto a letter asking Congress to change CDA Section 230 because it prevents state law enforcement agencies from prosecuting companies like Backpage.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Why We Celebrate Christmas

Amid all the Christmas trees and tinsel and gifts and holiday festivities, let us not forget that today we celebrate Somebody’s birthday, Somebody whose birthday is always remembered even after more than 2,000 years.

So let's take a couple of moments to recall the beautiful story of His birth, as told long ago by St. Luke:  And it came to pass in those days, that there went out from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

May the peace of the Lord be with you this Christmas as we remember the reason for this joyful time of year.


Phyllis Schlafly Radio Script, December 25, 2015

Friday, November 18, 2016

You can't quote Thomas Jefferson at Thomas Jefferson's university

You can't quote Thomas Jefferson at Thomas Jefferson's university.

At least that's what the delicate snowflakes at the University of Virginia have demanded of the current president, Teresa Sullivan.

The revolution shall consume its own.

Sullivan is a Leftist. She is one of them, a Yankee carpetbagger running one of the premier higher education institutions in the South, a school Jefferson designed to combat the "dark Federalist mills of the North."

But to the mindless politically correct cupcakes of the 21st century, Sullivan represents everything that is wrong with America. Jefferson was a slaveholder so he must be silenced, and if Sullivan quotes him, as she has repeatedly done, then she must be silenced as well.

This is Robespierre lopping off the head of Danton.

Make terror the order of the day.

There are a few willing people willing to fight back.

Two former Abbeville Institute students crafted the following letter (click the link) to be sent to the president of the University of Virginia calling for the resignation of those faculty members demanding that the president not quote Jefferson in her speeches because he owned slaves.

It you would like to sign it please do. If you have a title "Dr," "Prof.," etc. please add that.

 

This is also a moment to remember what the Abbeville Institute adds to our current educational environment. "Our" people are standing up for the Southern tradition, for Jefferson, Lee, Jackson, Washington, Madison, Davis, Macon, Dabney, Thornton, Boone, Crockett, Calhoun, Taylor, and Randolph.

Our exploration of the Southern tradition is there to enlighten Americans about what that tradition means and why it is important in the 21st century.

We are here to melt the little snowflakes.

These former students who authored that petition benefitted from our programs and educational opportunities.

Help us in our mission. We can't do it without your support, and we need more men and women like our former students, people willing to stand in the breach and fight back against the cultural Marxists.

You can do this for less than $5 a month. Just click on the link below.