Weekly Update – December 5, 2009

Weekly Update – December 5, 2009


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1. Tuesday, December 15: Join us and be heard in Washington DC?BEFORE the Senate votes on ObamaCare. Steve Lonegan chartered buses leaving the Shore Mall in Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234, at parking lot behind the closed Value City store (behind the bailed out Boscov?s store). Buses leave at 7AM. Fare is $30.00. To reserve your seat, contact Chuck Urban at kcurban@comcast.net or 609-517-5534. For details, go to http://www.americansforprosperity.org/new-jersey.

2. How many people will die before Americans wake up to the danger of being ?tolerant?, ?multi-cultural?, and ?politically correct?? The November 18 headline said only: ?Cell Phone User Forces AirTran Flight Delay?. Click here for the ?official? story: http://www.11alive.com/news/national…37700&catid=40. But was this a dress-rehearsal for a terror attack? Or a set-up for one of many costly ?anti-Muslim discrimination? lawsuits that make airlines more afraid of being sued than of protecting lives? Click here for the rest of the story! http://www.refugeesunleashed.net/post-949734.html.

3. Every August, Stockton College holds ?remembers? the Japanese ?victims? of the American atomic bomb attacks in 1945 that quickly ended the war. But every December, it forgets the 200,000 Chinese murdered by the Japanese army in December of 1937?and how America?s ?peaceful? and ?non-violent? responses to that outrageous caused 2,350 American deaths at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941? Read my essay on the subject at www.libertyandprosperity.org or in the South Jersey Current and Gazette newspapers at http://www.shorenewstoday.com/news.php?id=6078.

4. Repudiate NJ?s Unconstitutional Debt! In January of 2008, Democrat Governor Corzine said that NJ?s $32 billion debt was ?not sustainable? and that we had to hock our highways to get out of debt. Corzine also said only $3 billion was approved by voters, as required by our State Constitution. But then he borrowed another $2.9 billion without voter approval, and supported $400 million more debt for ?Open Space?, etc. Today, Republican Governor-elect Chris Christie said he will ?re-evaluate all planned borrowing for the coming year?. This is a good start! The Newark Star-Ledger reports that total state debt is actually $51.25 billion when state authorities, commissions, and other state-affiliated agencies are included?the interest alone is $2 billion every year!

But why should taxpayers pay any debt that we did NOT vote on as required by our Constitution? This debt is NOT our legal or moral obligation! Tell our state senators and assembly people: ?Repudiate NJ?s Unconstitutional Debt!? Dubai just did that and they are OK. People who buy junk bonds knowingly take extra risks to get extra high interest.

5. The price of gold is now $1,208 per ounce. It was about $700 per ounce when the Wall Street bailouts began last October. Gold is not worth more, but our paper dollars are down 71% from 14 months ago!

6. What a seat at the table of Republican Governor-elect Chris Christie? Still no Lonegan, Liberty & Prosperity, or Tea Party folks on his transition team.

7. Press of Atlantic City headline of November 30: ?Some Republicans on right target moderate LoBiondo?. We talk about RINO (Republican In Name Only) Republicans at almost every Saturday morning breakfast. But the reporter who did this story did not talk to any of us.

8. Liberty in Honduras. Last June, the President of this small Central American country tried to ignore the term limits provision of his nation?s Constitution (Like Mayor Bloomberg in New York). The Supreme Court of that country ordered his arrest and removal from office?and the country. President Obama and leftist dictators like Hugo Chavez put pressure on Honduras to put their old President back in office. But the people of Honduras remained loyal to their Constitution?not their President. Last Sunday, the elected a new President. Wouldn?t it be great if we Americans had as much respect for our Constitution?

9. In the Philippines, a politician murdered 57 people who supported a candidate running against him. When politicians have unlimited power?When they can use government power to take from others and give to themselves and the folks who keep them in power?they will do whatever it takes?even kill?to take power and keep it. This is called despotism. This never happened in America when we had liberty. Politicians then had very limited power?they could only make and enforce simple rules that applied equally to everyone. Politicians with limited power have no reason to cheat, steal, or kill to win an election. When politicians have limited power, and every citizen follows the same rules, people don?t need or ask for special favors from government to succeed.

9. On December 2, the Press of Atlantic City published a photograph, and two stories of an ?anti-war candlelight vigil? in Atlantic City that attracted 8 people? Why didn?t the Press publish any story of the two busloads of conservatives who went to Washington on September 12? What about the 50 to 60 people who came to our progrrams on The Cartel, the Great Global Warming Swindle?

10. On December 2, Atlantic City?s City Council voted to borrow $50 million on four projects to help the Revel Casino. 23% of that debt will be paid by COUNTY taxpayers who have no say in the matter! This is a new law supported by Democrats Corzine and Whelan, and Republicans Christie, Polistina and Amodeo. This $50 million is in addition to $56 million borrowed by the City earlier this year. The proposal will get final approval in two weeks and become law unless about 800 Atlantic City voters sign petitions objecting to it during the next four weeks. If you live in Atlantic City and want to know how to prepare such a petition, (or if you want to be involved as a County taxpayer) please contact me.

11. December 3 Press of Atlantic City Headline: ?$3 million sewage plant sitting unused in Woodbine. . . Woodbine built the plant at the municipal airport in early 2006 to lure companies to a proposed business park there, but no developers came?. Sound like Atlantic City?s $100 million Boardwalk Hall, $3.5 million Dante Hall, $2 million Expressway visitor center with no public toilets, $15 million baseball stadium? Dennis Levinson is complaining about CRDA wasting $16 million on a project in Camden. What about the money being wasted right here?

12, Mike Donohue, unsuccessful candidate for Assembly in Cape May and parts of Atlantic and Cumberland Counties opened a website at www.GOPLOG.com. He said ?In the 2009 Assembly race we demonstrated how a rag-tag band of dedicated conservatives could win big in Cape May County against all odds and in spite of being outspent by more than 2 to 1. . . We will continue to build on that success?. What success??? Refusing to hold a County Convention because not a single Republican committeeperson would vote for Lonegan? Not letting a single club invite Steve Lonegan to a meeting? Not showing up at a single Liberty and Prosperity event?not even Richard Somers Day–when the Democrats did???. When Jeff Van Drew said he opposed Corzine?s plan to hock our toll roads, why didn’t these Republicans remind voters how Van Drew welcomed Corzine to Middle Township to sell his plan while police were threatening us with arrest for opposing the plan? How much of this kind of “success” can conservatives in Cape May County afford??

“Liberty and Prosperity 1776, Inc. is a non-profit, education organization. We are registered and recognized by both the State of New Jersey and the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity. Our mission is to learn and teach why ‘Liberty and Prosperity’, New Jersey’s motto since 1776, is still true and relevant today — and how Americans can again be free and effective citizens.”

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Seth Grossman, Executive Director, www.libertyandprosperity.org,
453 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ 08244,
Tel. 609-927-7333.

  • Seth Grossman

    Seth Grossman is executive director of Liberty And Prosperity, which he co-founded in 2003. It promotes American liberty and limited constitutional government through weekly radio and in-person discussions, its website, email newsletters and various events. Seth Grossman is also a general practice lawyer.

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