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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Vol 08 No 04 Liberty ViewsLetter 01-21-2012

Vol 08 No 04 Liberty ViewsLetter 01-21-2012
Eighth Year, Issue 310
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Managing Editor Chuck McGlawn Chuckest@aol.com
Contributing Editors
Walter Clark/Paula Clark
Don Patterson (Political Dividers)
Chuck McGlawn

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PreViews
Congratulations, if you are reading this you have successfully responded to and navigated your way to the forth issue of our new Liberty Views Website. The format will be much the same as before. Our major sections will be  LibertyViews Where we present an abbreviation or Quotes From Commentaries from reliable sources with links to the FULL ARTICLE. Starting with the lead article, that we call Your Must Read for the Week. The NewsViews where we will present an abbreviation or Quotes From Liberty significant news articles from very diverse sources with links to the FULL ARTICLE. We will also continue to include  ChallengeViews, WordViews, ReaderViews,  AnnounceViews and Audio/VideoViews. There is another element, least important but most demanding, that being called PersonalViews. Each element is separated by a joke, a quote or some interesting trivia. Please Read on…



LibertyViews

Your Must Read For The Week  The Golden Age of Libertarianism That Never Was By Nick Gillespie | January 18, 2012

To Frank, fears that government intervention into the economy and debt-fueled spending helped to cause and perpetuate the financial crisis are plainly “imaginary.” He believes that the economic “theories” America is currently embracing are hardcore austerity measures ripped from the playbook of Herbert Hoover, circa 1929.
Where to begin separating facts from opinions? For starters, it’s simply wrong to claim, as Frank does, that “the main political response to [the financial crisis of 2008] is a campaign to roll back regulation, to strip government employees of the right to collectively bargain, and to clamp down on federal spending.” Lest we forget, the major response to the financial crisis in 2008 was the bailing out of Wall Street and the auto companies under a conservative Republican president and the implementation of an $800 billion stimulus plan promoted by a Democratic president.
That’s not to mention a health-care reform package that was routinely described as “historic” and “transformational” at its passage. Ironically, such immediate, massive and — in the case of the stimulus — ineffective actions are in keeping with those of Herbert Hoover. After all, the stimulus failed to achieve any of the targets set by its proponents.
I invite, encourage, entice, influence, pressure, persuade, cajole, coax, plead, request can I demand? Or would a threat of bodily harm move you to read FULL ARTICLE at http://reason.com/archives/2012/01/18/the-golden-age-of-libertarianism-that-ne  This is NECESSARY INFORNATION, making it a MUST READ. This article is “Chuckfull” of significant history and analysis. GET THE FACTS CONTAINED IMPRINTED ON YOUR MIND. THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND AND BE READY TO PRESENT COGENT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SUBJECT. READ THE FULL ARTICLE and then FORWARD IT TO EVERYONE ON YOUR E-MAILLIST.
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Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. ~Gore Vidal

Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. ~Doug Larson
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PersonalViews Get your donations ready. The South Carolina Primary election is today Saturday. Since South Carolina is not a “cut the military” State, if Ron Paul comes in third it will be seen as a win. If it happens, then send him a message that you think he should continue by sending him a $100.00 check.  If he is third place but within 999 votes from second place, that would be a big win. You then would want to send him a $200.00 check to pay for more ads in the Florida race. If he wins second place, that would be a huge win. Which means you will want to send $300.00 to pay for Florida ads exposing the front runners. If he wins the South Carolina Primary then send him $500.00 he will need extra money to defend himself from attack ads from the second and third place candidates. The only obstacle to a Ron Paul Nomination is Money and Newt Gingrich. If we take care of the money, Ron Paul can take care of Gingrich. Ron Paul for President 2012.
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A man goes into a drug store and asks the pharmacist if he can give him
something for the hiccups. The pharmacist promptly reaches out and slaps
the man's face. (Whack) "What did you do that for?" the man asks.
"Well, you don't have the hiccups now do you?"
The man says, "No, but my wife out in the car still does!"
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ChallengeViews What Letter Comes Next In This Series? W L C N I T?
What Letter Comes Next In This Series? John Foster was first with S for the word series.
This Week’s Challenge. Name six or more things that you can wear on your feet,
that begin with the letter "s." Send your answer to Chuckest@aol.com . Answer posted next week.
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A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country. ~Texas Guinan

Don't vote, it only encourages them. ~Author Unknown Vote for Ron Paul he is not a them.

There ought to be one day - just one - when there is open season on senators. ~Will Rogers
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ReaderViews  Place your ReaderViews in Comments on the blog.

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The disingenuous “liberty isn’t the only value” attack by liberals and conservatives on libertarianism by Stephan Kinsella  The Libertarian Standard
“In recent years and months, both Austrian economics and libertarianism have received increased attention and criticism. The more recent attention is probably in part due to Ron Paul’s visibility and his publicizing both types of ideas. I suppose it’s a good sign that they are no longer ignoring us. Now they feel compelled to respond. But it would be nice if they didn’t misrepresent and distort our views.” (01/18/12) tinyurl.com/6ty5wrg
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Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other. ~Oscar Ameringer

* The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it. ~P.J. O'Rourke
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Quotes from (All emphasis added)
Restriction or Legalization? Measuring the Economic Benefits of Immigration Reform by Maureen T. Rimmer and Peter B. Dixon  
A policy that reduces the number of low-skilled immigrant workers by 28.6percent compared to projected levels would reduce U.S. household incomes by about 0.5percent, or $80 billion.

legalization of low-skilled immigrant workers would yield significant income gains for American workers and households.

Legalization would allow immigrants to have higher productivity and create more openings for Americans in higher-skilled occupations.

T he positive impact for U.S. households of legalization under an optimal visa tax would be 1.27 percent of GDP or $180 billion.

The difference between the long-run welfare effects for U.S. households of the worst and best policies that we considered—that is, the income gap between the tighter-border-enforcement policy and the liberalized policy with an optimal visa charge is about $260 billion a year

See and read the FULL STUDY at http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/21069168
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In order to buy arsenic you need a legal prescription. A picture of your mother-in-law just isn't enough.
Entropy isn't what it used to be.
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Audio/VedioViews Next Week
Six Years Ago This Week:
Libertarian Candidates for Public Office in Orange County
US Congressional Districts
CD 40 - Philip Inman E-Mail inmanfield@adelphia.net
CD 42 – This guy is running almost unopposed. And there are a lot of good Libertarians in this district. We need a candidate!!!!!!!
CD 46 - Dennis Chang E-Mail dennis@tagstyle.com
CD 47 – Wouldn’t someone just love to run against “Loretta”???
CD 48 -  Bruce Cohen E-Mail BruceDCohen2002@Yahoo.com

California Senate Districts
SD 34 - George Reis
SD 35 (special election) - James Fron E-Mail jamesfron@earthlink.net

California Assembly Districts
AD 56 - Richard Newhouse E-Mail GetNewhouse@aol.com
AD 60 - Anthony Watson E-Mail awatson@dollarsandsense.com
AD 67 - Hyman Crippen E-Mail hfactorc@verizon.net
AD 68 - Larry Allison
AD 69 - Autumn Browne E-Mail autumnbrowne@adelphia.net
AD 70 - Bob Booth bbooth100@cox.net
AD 71 - Vacant
AD 72 - Brian Cross E-Mail blcross@pacbell.net
AD 73 - Andy Favor E-Mail 4favors@cox.net
If you are a registered Libertarian and live in these Districts and haven’t signed their
candidate papers contact them and make arrangements to help them get on the ballot
with your signature.
Candidates in RED were recruited by Chuck McGlawn
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Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you. ~Author Unknown

If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates. ~Jay Leno

Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel. ~John Quinton
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More LibertyViews: Just a headline, a grabber and a link.
Opposing Imperialism Is Not Isolationism What Ron Paul's critics refuse to admit by Sheldon Richman | January 16, 2012          When pundits and rival politicians call Ron Paul an “isolationist,” they mislead the American people—and they know it.
Rick Santorum v. Ron Paul on Constitutional Interpretation: Santorum Fail Ronald Bailey | January 20, 2012 However, you will not find the words "responsibility" or "responsibilities" in the text. You will find "right" and "rights" mentioned 10 times. http://reason.com/blog/2012/01/20/rick-santorum-v-ron-paul-on-constitution
Report: IMF seeking $500 billion funding boost BBC News [UK] (01/18/12)
The extra money could be used to help countries in the eurozone struggling to pay their debts. www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16616829
Julian Assange: The Rolling Stone interview by Michael Hastings
The protracted legal battle has left him isolated, broke and vulnerable. (01/18/12)

NewsViews
After immigration crackdown, farmers mull planting By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press
Since the laws were approved last year, farmers in Alabama and Georgia have reported labor shortages because migrant workers aren't showing up and they say they can't find other workers to fill the jobs. Farmers and state officials have said that some produce was left to rot in the field last year because there weren't enough workers to help with the harvest. Some farmers said they might reduce the number of acres they plant or shift to less labor-intensive crops, while others are bracing for higher labor prices, growers aren't ordering seeds or new equipment because they anticipate a labor shortage. "Before this law, migrant workers would just show up. They knew when they were needed," Hall said. "That's not happening anymore."
In Georgia, some growers of the state's famed Vidalia onions are planting fewer acres of the labor-intensive crop, which could lead to a roughly 10 percent drop in production. The smaller crop will mean consumers will pay more for the prized sweet onions. said Bob Stafford, director of the Vidalia Onion Business Council. Read the FULL STORY. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jSUVeB0Qx8sXw6mkNj5NDf5l7D5A?docId=4ea798d1fa9a47fb996f5471e3f4b5e5
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You Know You Are Fat When
~ Your blood type is Ragu.
~ When you go to a restaurant, you don't get a menu, you get an estimate.
~ If you got your shoes shined, you'd have to take his word for it!
~ You have to put your belt on with a boomerang.
~ When I yell "Kool-Aid," you come crashing through the wall.
~ You could sell shade.
~ When you cross the street, cars look out for you.
~ When you turn around, people throw you a welcome back party.
~ You can't even jump to a conclusion.
~ You went to the movies and sat next to everyone.
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Missouri bill has first hearing Truman University IndexJanuary 19, 2012
At the bill's first hearing Tuesday before the General Laws Committee, Gary Wiegert, lobbyist for the St. Louis Tea Party, was the sole person to testify in support of the bill . . . Opponents like Vanessa Crawford, Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates executive director, argued at the hearing that making SB 590 law puts a greater burden on communities . . .
read more
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Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber. ~Plato

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. ~Nikita Khrushchev

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it. ~Clarence Darrow

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Virginia lawmakers consider immigration measures Virginian-Pilot
January 18, 2012

A bill by Sen. Dick Black, R-Loudoun, would require police to check the immigration status of anyone they pull over for a traffic stop if the person cannot produce a driver's license or other proof of legal residency . . . Another bill, killed in subcommittee Tuesday, would have required public elementary and secondary schools to verify students' immigration status during registration . . . read more
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There's too much youth, how about a fountain of smart.

When you cross an elephant and a skin doctor you get a pachydermatologist
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More NewsViews Just a headline, a grabber and a link..

Farmers Brace for Changes Under Immigration Laws Fox News Latino 01/20/12
Farmers are changing  plans for planting because of immigration laws in Georgia and Alabama will create work shortages. Read more: http://tinyurl.com/6smr2he
School officials question Missouri bill Joplin Globe January 16, 2012
S
chool leaders to become "immigration police" http://tinyurl.com/876or66  
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The problem with political jokes is they get elected. ~Henry Cate, VII

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop

If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these acceptance speeches there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven. ~Will Rogers
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WordViews by Walt Clark
enmity   EN-mih-tee  (noun): Hatred; ill will; hostile or unfriendly disposition   
 
SYNONYMS:
animosity is an ongoing, or action oriented version of enmity  
hostility is even more active than animosity in the hatred
rancor is more wishful than active, like enmity, but a more deep-seated, almost historical hatred
 
Use enmity when your first choice is hatred but it’s not as serious as animosity or hostility.
   
WORD WISE: Enmity derives from Old French enemistie,   ultimately from Latin inimicus, "an enemy," from in-, "not"   + amicus, "friend," from amare, "to love."   
 
QUOTE: "In the course of our conversation he reverted to yesterday's aphorism about it being our joint task to guide our two peoples out of their old enmity into new amity."   
--Charles Kessler (editor and translator), Berlin in Lights   



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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I respect your political idealism, Mr. McGlawn. I just believe you are putting the cart before the horse again.

I suggest that you listen closely to the questions that the following videos present then come to a personal conclusion of whether or not your voice really matters or your vote really counts under our current system.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMp3fYmKVHg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBO02pkPUmQ

You won't find another voice in the mainstream media that asks these pertinent questions.

The fundamental system must be addressed before your candidate of choice has a fair chance.

Hint: You won't change the system by telephoning or writing your congressman or even by sending money to your candidate of choice.

Good luck.

Anonymous said...

Well, Mr. McGlawn... I see that with 95% of the SC vote counted that one of the most crooked and hypocritical morally deficient politicians of our time is winning by a landslide with 40% of the vote. The runner up is Romney with 27%. Santorum is 3rd with 17%. RP is essentially last with 13%.

Personally I don't trust vote counts anymore than I trust the Consumer Price Index or unemployment reports.

But for those of you who do trust vote counts you'll surely concur the SC GOP primary reflects badly on the state of our nation.

Incidently, Mr. McGlawn, thank you for the link to RSM's interview of Julian Assange. I think that should be the final nail in the coffin of investigative journalism worldwide. The message rings loud and clear.

I consider myself a very lucky man to have lived during the era of Watergate and the Pentagon Papers when journalists were actually honored for uncovering high-level scandals and promoting transparency. Oh what sweet times those were!

chuckest said...

Well A4 I was out all day. (Third Annual Southern California Libertarian Conference)

I got my news of the SC results from you. I am very disappointed Ron Paul will go all the way to California, but he will not do as well as he did in New Hampshire. Anonymous Anonymous said...

A4 said, "I respect your political idealism, Mr. McGlawn. I just believe you are putting the cart before the horse again."

I do not know what you mean with that statement. I will tell you this, Political action is not my top priority. I did have some hope for Ron Paul. But it looks as if it is not to be. However, even if Ron Paul got the Rep. Nomination, and went on to become President, there is nothing he could do to prevent the collapse of the US government and its money.

A4 said, "I suggest that you listen closely to the questions that the following videos present then come to a personal conclusion of whether or not your voice really matters or your vote really counts under our current system.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMp3fYmKVHg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBO02pkPUmQ"

I will listen and watch, but I doubt whether the content will change my direction. Pal's winning or loosing will not change my direction. And let me say this, while we seem to be talking to each other. IF ANY GOAL THAT YOU MAY BE WORKING TO ACCOMPLISH, IF THAT GOAL REQUIRES THE INITIATION OF FORCE TO ACCOMPLISH, THEN YOU ARE ON THE WRONG SIDE. Whether ir is stopping illegal immigration, or increasing the penality for drug use because of the damage it does to the population, you are on the wrong side.




A4 said, Hint: You won't change the system by telephoning or writing your congressman

This I know, and have known for decades.

A4 said, "or even by sending money to your candidate of choice."

I did have some hope in that direction. But who knows. .

The results are disappointing.

A4 said, "Personally I don't trust vote counts anymore than I trust the Consumer Price Index or unemployment reports."

We know the CPI is and unemployment numbers are incorrectly reported. But for voting, who knows?

A4 said, "I consider myself a very lucky man to have lived during the era of Watergate and the Pentagon Papers when journalists were actually honored for uncovering high-level scandals and promoting transparency. Oh what sweet times those were!"

Holly cow, you must be my age. I am 73 in July.

chuckest said...

Hello A4,

I watched the two you tub presentations. I watched them first run as a regular watcher of the Judge and Stossel.

But do not expect anything new to be presented on Fox Broadcasting. We should communicate by e-mail or phone this platform is too open E-mail me.

Chuck

Anonymous said...

There has never been a more opportune time in recent political history for a third party to recruit disgruntled democrat and republican constituents, Mr. McGlawn. Find a good marketing professional to sell your organization. To be a recognized political force the libertarians need more dues-paying members. Make hay while the sun shines. It's a shame you promote such a anti-American platform on open borders and immigration. It's an automatic deal-breaker for many of us.

chuckest said...

A4, I cannot speak freely on this platform. If you want to continue getting feedback from me, e-mail Chuckest@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Well, I never thought I'd live to see the day when Newt Gingrich would be a serious GOP contender in the race for the POTUS.

I thought he was done when he resigned his congressional seat and title of Speaker in 1998. Wasn't he one of the founders of the 'family values' movement?

Now Rasmussen has him up in Florida by about the same margin he had in SC.

I guess the nation's decline has been much steeper than I thought.