On October 16, I will be presenting the Libertarian Party's position to the Senate Study Committee in Nashville. Our position is that the Libertarian Party of Tennessee is a legitimate alternative statewide party that deserves ballot recognition.
One of the ways that we will present undeniable proof is in concerns to the Special Election District 91 Race. At the time of the hearing, there will be two candidates on the ballot to fill that seat. Myself and whomever the Democrats pic via their primary.
The Democratic Party candidate will have been chosen a week earlier on October 8th.
Usually, A candidate will tout the fact that all of his contributions come from within the district for which he or she is running. In contrast, I would prefer to be able to tout that Tennessee Libertarians have raised money from all over the state. There are 95 counties in Tennessee. I would like to show that we raised at least a little money in as many counties as possible.
We have about a forth of the counties represented with affiliates. I'm asking each County Chair to garner some sort of a contribution for the campaign. Of course, large contributions are quite welcome but for this specific fundraiser, ANY amount will suffice. Even if it is just $2.00 so that we can say we raised money in a specific county.
We need to do this by OCTOBER 11, 2013
Please go here and make a contribution to the campaign then pick some other counties to help find a contributor:
Thanks in advance,
Chairman, Libertarian Party of Tennessee
by Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. at 09:41 am EDT on September 17, 2013
A veteran and Navy contractor, trained by the military to kill and probably on government-prescribed psychiatric drugs, enters a government facility dedicated to killing, and kills 12 people. The government warmaker-in-chief, who kills far more than 12 people a day, says this is a reason for the government to grab privately owned guns from peaceful people with no connection to the government.
There was a shooting yesterday in DC. The details are still sketchy as I write this, but it appears that a deranged man decided to kill other people for some reason. In response, the usual talking heads will be debating whether this is actual TerrorTM or merely something like it. But the T-word will be spoken in the same grave way we speak of cancer – a thing to be dreaded above all else.
Certainly this shooting was a horrible, tragic thing – especially for the families involved. But that said, any talk about an “age of terror” is utter crap.
Terror is NOT worse now than it was before 9/11 – it’s just that we’ve been bombarded with fear for more than a decade, creating a culture-wide residue that poisons every mind it touches. In actual fact, you are eight times more likely to be killed by a cop than a terrorist. Does that mean that we should all have a collective panic attack and beg for anti-police police?
Now here’s the truth they don’t want you to know: You are taught to fear because fear makes you easy to manipulate. If someone is making you afraid, they’re also making you into an easy mark – a sucker.
Think of how many things people have accepted from governments just because they were afraid. Things like complete online surveillance, crotch searches at airports, random searches on the highways, and so on. Do you think those would have been accepted in 1920? Of course they wouldn’t, because people hadn’t been sufficiently frightened at that time. Read The Full Story
Sending a package to outer space is not as simple as dialing a parcel company, but it's getting there.
If all goes well, on Wednesday morning a privately owned robotic spaceship, the Cygnus, will blast off from Wallops Island, Va., to deliver cargo to NASA astronauts living on the International Space Station. Crews in space have already received three loads of freight on robotic spaceships belonging to California-based SpaceX, but Cygnus is owned by a rival firm. And that means that Wednesday's flight will mark a milestone of its own: the beginning of competition in the high-stakes business of supplying astronauts in orbit.
"When two companies have done it, it will prove that we have an industry, not just one success," says James Muncy, a commercial space policy consultant. Read The Full Story
President Obama waived a provision of federal law designed to prevent the supply of arms to terrorist groups to clear the way for the U.S. to provide military assistance to "vetted" opposition groups fighting Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.
Some elements of the Syrian opposition are associated with radical Islamic terrorist groups, including al Qaeda, which was responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., in 2001. Assad's regime is backed by Iran and Hezbollah. Read The Full Story