08.22.2010

One of the worst taxes the State & Federal Gov’t has ever contrived is the Utilities Tax. This tax hit hardest on the poor because these expenses are not optional they are Natural Gas, electric, cable, Internet and phone. You can not today live with out any of these and that is why the Gov’t has it’s paws into it.

These taxes need to be removed, the regulations prohibiting fair trade must be repealed & the people who put these regulations and taxes on us in the first place should be publicly humiliated and sent home never being allowed to hold public office again.

This may sound extreme but so is robbing the American people like these elected officials have done for years and it’s time it comes back to haunt them.

08.22.2010

It has become common place for our Gov’t to reach an agreement with the Indian tribes that were native to this country and then when it suits their needs the Gov’t ignores and violates them at will. According to the Constitution signed and ratified treaties are to be followed as the law of the land and honored and backed with the full force of the law.

The Libertarian Party will honor these treaties and respect the intent of these treaties as they were written and when. All disagreement and conflicts with or over theses treaties will be rectified by the existing circumstance’s at the time of ratification (i.e.. Gill nets are allowable for fishing but only in a canoe and not for Salmon. Canoe’s were the type of vessel used and Salmon were not introduced until the end of the 20th century).

This method of settling disagreements will bring a Cain and logical solution to the problem while both honoring the intent of the treaty and the condition present at the time of the treaty’s ratification. Any other solution is not fair or just for the tribes involved and the existing market conditions for other non-tribal citizens. Treaties were written to protect the rights of the tribes involved not give them a competitive advantage in an evolving and changing society.

“The POWERS NOT delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor Prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, OR TO THE PEOPLE!” (* ” Article X ” US Constitution)

Game, Set, Match! What more needs to be said! At least you would think that said it all. Yet, the Federal Gov’t grows & grows, performing more and more the programs and services that constitutionally belong in the hands of the individual States or the privet sector.

The Democrats are honest to the fact that they are for bigger Gov’t. While the Republicans also keep their promise of less Gov’t (“only slightly less than the Democrats”). Is it not a shame that this is the only promise they have ever kept? Neither party offers to give you a smaller Gov’t, that would mean less power and less control over your life. The Constitution set the limits for the Federal Gov’t and the Supreme Court is charged to uphold and defend the Constitution. That is where the problem begins.

When both parties pack the benches of the Supreme Court with judges that would rather follow their interpretation of the Constitution as a living, breathing document. When they should follow the clearly published intent of the Constitution’s authors and the founders of this Country. The Supreme Court has a couple of constitutionalist Justices who tend to be in decent on most decisions, while the rest of the court follows a personal agenda and ignores the Constitution unless it supports their cause or party.

Our founders published their thought and intent in hundreds of papers, articles, Documents and debates, including the Federalist/Anti-Federalist Papers. If you wish to get an insight to what was intended in the Constitution this is required reading. You will see that Thomas Jefferson and others warned us of what would happen if we let our Gov’t buy our votes with programs & services. We would become dependent on them to feed us and give us shelter like a nursing mother. We would continually give up more of our freedoms for the current definition of the “public good” or the “publics best interest” and wind up becoming what it was that our founders ran away from to begin with.

Remember the words of JFK “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”. That spirit of pride and honor comes from a Gov’t that you can trust and control not fear. The Federal Gov’t was established to support and defend the State with no controlling legal authority over the people. The States were to retain controlling authority over it’s citizens and provide the services and regulations those citizens live by. Citizens then have the freedom to move to the state that gives them the level of services they want and the laws they prefer to live under or the choice to try and change them.

08.22.2010

The way pay raises are handled is a real source of criticism and distrust. In any other business, if the employee’s could vote their own pay raises the employees would be rich and the company would be bankrupt (sound familiar.).

Instead of the recommendation coming down to the Congress and automatically going into effect if not voted down. What we need to do is require the house and Senate to vote on the amount and terms that are in question and then have it placed on the ballot for a general election. After it is excepted it will only be applied and go into effect once each seat has gone up for reelection. This would allow us to hold each office holder accountable before they are eligible for that raise and make our incumbent legislators honest and accountable to us the owners and tax payers of this Country.

08.22.2010

Any issue no matter how big or how small, it has it’s roots in a local issue or problem. Even at a national level it really only effects people and people live locally.No gov’t program will help every community,each community must solve the problem themselves or it will not be effective.

When ever any issue is taken up by the State or Federal Gov’t the solution becomes less about solving the problem and more about pandering to the current special interest if choice. The “Bigger Solution” not only will but has caused more problems and cost far more and never begins to touch the problem or resemble the intended goal.

When ever possible the Libertarian Party will push for a local solution to a local problem, in some cases we will even push for a state solution to a Statewide problem. We will however, at no time look for a Federal Solution to a National problem when the problem lies outside the Constitutional authority of the Gov’t to fix. This will always save money and will only render a solution to an area effected by the problem attempting to be solved. Preventing Holland from being forced to live under a solution to a Detroit problem & Michigan from being forced to live under a solution to a California problem. Most of all it keep all of us from being forced to live with the Federal TAX PROBLEM!!!!!

08.22.2010

FOUR!!!

This time you had better duck. The Supreme Court hits another one into the rough. They teed up a ball they had no Constitutional authority to bring into play and then hooked it wide to the left and into the croud.

To finnish off this zainy spring of 2001 the Court felt inclined to ignor the Constitution and magicaly create the right out of thin air to deside and rewrite the rules in which a privet organization can control it’s own membership and it’s rules of opporation. When I take into consideration the unqustionable expertice and reflect on their distinquished proffessional golf careers I can understand where they draw their authority to rule on such matters and why they screwed it up so completely.

You know how it is nothing important (relivent to the Constitution)to do and all this feel-good Jurisprudence bubbling over with compassion just looking for some thing to over turn in the name of being “FAIR” to show us how relivent, important and full of wisdom they are. “Well they are full of several things, but relivence, importance and wisdom did not make the list.”

The same Supreme Court that said the Boy Scouts could control the rules of inclusion and operations only months earlier

08.22.2010
The fuel tax is repressive in that it is passed down to the retail cost of everything you and I buy. These taxes and the regulations that make it so expensive to make different types of fuels for each region of the country need to be removed. All of the Gov’t regulations is why the gas you use in your car and the Natural Gas you burn at home is priced so high. By the Gov’t getting out of the mining and drilling control business the supply would increase and it would be produced by Americans not from OPEC
08.22.2010

he powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

In the beginning this is how it read and how it worked, as time went on this is still how it reads but is no longer how it works. The Federal Gov’t violates the Constitution every day and the Supreme court does nothing to stop it. You could wonder why, but the answer is simple, The Supreme Court has been packed with people who were chosen not for their knowledge of the Constitution but their belief in the agenda of the administration that nominated them and the Congress that ratified that nomination.

Ever since the Civil War the states have lost their rights slowly to the ever growing Federal Gov’t and shows no sign of reversing itself in the near future. The Federal Gov’t was established to govern over the states not over the citizens of the states. The states were to have the power over the citizens who reside in that state. Upon the ratification of the XVII amendment causing the election of the Senate by the people the states, the states have lost the controlling interest built into the Constitution. When the states were to appoint the Senators the Senate was beholden to the state from whence the Senators were chosen. This was the method chosen to retain the power of the state over the Federal Gov’t. But in placing them under the system of election of other Federal offices they became beholden to the peoples desire and to the power of their own self interest and reelection. This cost the states the balance of power that kept the Federal Gov’t in check and under control and this amendment should be repealed and withdrawn for the sake of states rights and state sovereignty. However because of the nature of power, those who have perpetuated the abuse of the Federal power and removed or reduced the states autonomy and independence will never give up the Federal power acquired through this amendment. They must be forced back under control by the power of the people to elect leaders that not only understand the Constitution, but hold the intent of the Constitution sacred and appreciate the freedom and independence generated by the act of state autonomy and the issue of states rights.

For more information on this issue read the Federalist & Anti-Federalist Papers.

08.22.2010

Through the coarse of time new causes and ideas spring forth and then in time die off. Our founding fathers realized this and created a system of self gov’t that was just but not perfect. To make up for mans folly and need to follow a leader they also created a document that was the law and would help secure the Basic right of the individual, the rights they had won in throwing off their oppressors, the rights they knew we would need to through off oppressors in the future.

The right to speak and express ourselves freely.

The right to defend your self and be treated as innocent until proven guilty.

The freedom to associate with whom ever we chose.

The right to be secure in your PERSON, PAPERS, PROPERTY & POSSESSIONS.

The right not to incriminate yourself.

The right to travel freely within the Nations borders.

& The RIGHT TO BARE ARMS.

Even with these rights secured we as citizens need to be ever vigilant of those with good intent or bad, who would intend to eliminate any or all of you rights or attempt to vanquish your freedoms in the name or cause of public good, public safely or current whim of the powerful special interests. We must always be on guard and ready, when we are unable to do so ourselves we need to rely on others who are like minded compassionate individuals who understand that they can not truly have real freedom until the share it with all others.

This is the mission of the Libertarian Party of Ottawa County, of the State of Michigan and the National Party as well. To secure and preserve everyone freedoms, while others enjoy the rewards of those freedoms. We are working to keep all American free and America the beacon of freedom shining through out the world. We ask that you support us in our cause with your heart, with your time or with your wallet. This is a small price to secure personal freedom for our life time and into our children’s.

08.22.2010

” Get out of the car please! “

” Place your hands on the roof and spread your feet! “

” Give me your right hand! Now your left hand please! “

On go the hand cuffs and you are under arrest! Are you guilty of robbery, rape or murder? NO! Was it drugs, spousal abuse or fraud? NO!

” Ma’am you are under arrest for failure to wear your safety belt.” ” You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against yo in the court of law. You have the right to an…………”

Hard to believe, yes but in the spring of 2001 the United States Supreme Court ruled that any officer of the law can and may use any means they see fit to up hold the law that they claim we have violated. The key word is claim, because until found guilty in a court of law that’s all it is, a claim. A law enforcement officer can not find a person guilty and I have committed no crime only violated a statute, there for he can not bring you to jail.

Let me explain, laws are broken down into two types of law, criminal and statutory. Criminal law requires the violation of a person, papers, property or possessions, one must suffer loss or injury or threat there of or there has been no crime.

Statutory law is when any level of Gov’t passes a law to try to control your habit, hobbies and behaviors. These events are all victimless and their occurrence can be subject to interpretation and are often a matter of opinion. At no time should any citizen of this country should ever be subject to arrest or incarceration for the violation of any statutory laws. The only power law enforcement should have concerning statutory law is the issuance of a citation to appear. The matter going before a judge, who will rule on the matter and set down the punishment and costs or fines. Then and only then should you be subject to arrest and incarceration, not before. Never should that power be given to law enforcement because the Constitution guaranties that you are innocent until proven guilty.

The Supreme Court is wrong on this issue and I am confident this is not the only time this year the Supreme Court has used Al Gores book “Earth in the balance” instead of the “Constitution” when making their rulings. They have continually misinterpreted the law of the land and ruled from their heart and emotions not from the Constitution.

Join us in fighting these over reaching regulations and court rulings that are continually destroying our liberty and trampling our freedoms. You may not be ready to vote for use at every level, but if you work with us to restore our liberty and regain our freedoms, the issues will be carried to fruition by the current office holders and we can move on to other topics. It is up to you and it’s up to me and I am already here. I hope to see you soon!

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