Weekly Update – June 12, 2010
BUSINESS MEETING, MONDAY, JUNE 14.
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1. BUSINESS MEETING AGENDA ITEMS INCLUDE:
a. Elect 4 Trustees to Board: BETTY LOU BARNARD, MARK HUTCHINSON, MARY KAZMARCK, JOEL RUBINFINE (For statements, visit – http://libertyandprosperity.org/modu…article&id=596)
b. Consider Amending Point 10 of our Ten Point Program to demand not only an audit of the Federal Reserve Banking System, but a return to a sound currency pegged to a recognized standard of value.
c. Whether/How to continue our current radio spots.
d. Organizing 4th of July Parade, September Richard Somers event, summer activities, back to school actitivites.
2. LIBERTY AT THE MOVIES is Tuesday, June 29 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Mays Landing Library. We will be showing The Crossing, which is a docu-drama starring Jeff Daniels as Gen. George Washington. The battle of Trenton was a turning point in our fight for independence, and with the 4th of July less than a week from this showing, it is quite fitting. It is especially important for young people to come to gain a greater appreciation of our nation’s battle for independence. Please invite your children and any young people you know to come out for the movie.
3. STEVE LONEGAN of AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY will explain the New Jersey budget at a special meeting on Tuesday, June 15th, at 7:00 PM at the Cardiff Memorial VFW post in Egg Harbor Township, 3029 Spruce Avenue, Egg Harbor Twp. For more information go to http://www.americansforprosperity.org/events-0
4. TOPICS FOR GENERAL DISCUSSION ON SATURDAY MORNING:
a. SETH GROSSMAN COLUMN PUBLISHED IN CURRENT/GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS: ?Education System, Government, Keeping our young people down?. Read full column at http://www.shorenewstoday.com/index….ople-down.html or https://libertyandprosperity.com or org.
b. WHAT TO MAKE OF JUNE 8 PRIMARY ELECTIONS IN SOUTH JERSEY. DID LIBERTY AND TEA PARTY CANDIDATES MAKE NOBLE EFFORTS AGAINST OVERWHELMING ODDS? OR DID THEY PROVE OUR MOVEMENT IS NOT QUITE READY TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY? IF THIS WAS A WASTED YEAR, A GIANT STEP BACKWARDS, WHAT TO DO NOW?
c. HERE ARE SOME OF THE NUMBERS FOR U.S. CONGRESS:
i. U.S. Congress 1st District: (Camden/Gloucester) Democrat Rob Andrews got 13,663 votes, and has no serious opposition. Republican Organization pushed through Dale Glading, best known for organizing sports teams in prisons who got 5,057 votes. Loran Oglesby, the former County Chairman who double-crossed Steve Lonegan in 2009 ran against the organization and got 2,673 votes. Two ?liberty? candidates, Fernando Powers, and Lee Lucas were simply awful and got 1,289 and 255 respectively.
ii. U.S. Congress 2d District: Republican Frank LoBiondo got 19,059 or 78%. Linda Biamonte got 2,944 (12%) and Donna Ward got 2,415 (10%). Linda Biamonte had the support of various South Jersey ?Tea Party? organizations. Donna Ward had no organization, and no campaign other than a few signs, and did not decide to run until the week before the April 6 filing deadline. The Democrat organization did not nominate any candidate, but Gary Stein, who ran as an independent last year, filed petitions, and was nominated as the unopposed Democrat candidate this year.
iii. U.S. Congress 3d District (Cherry Hill, Burlington, Ocean): The Republican organization selected former Philadelphia lineman Jon Runyon to run against Democrat incumbent and long term hack John Adler. Justin Murphy, with Tea Party backing made a last minute, unfunded, and disorganized challenge to Runyon in the Republican primary, yet still made the race competitive. Runyon got 16,681 votes (60%). Murphy got 11,118 (40%).
iv. U.S. Congress 4th District: Conservative Alan Batemen ran a well-organized, professional campaign against long term incumbent Republican Congressman Chris Smith in the Trenton-Monmouth area. Smith, who is very similar to Frank LoBiondo got 21,598 votes (69%) to 9,779 votes (31%) for Bateman.
v. U.S. Congress 6th District (Monmouth/Middlesex) : Experience counts! Conservative/Tea Party Candidate Ana Little was elected freeholder and mayor before she ran for Congress against Diane Gooch, the liberal Republican selected by organization. On election night, Little was ahead 6,725 to 6,662, and she picked up a few votes since. Although Gooch?s campaign spent $492,000, Little raised $22,000, and spent that little money very effectively.
d. WAS CAPE MAY COUNTY UPSET A TEA PARTY VICTORY, OR AN INSIDE THE PALACE SQUABBLE?
i. For some reason, Cape May County Republican Chairman David Von Savage decided not to let the party nominate freeholder Gerry Thornton for re-election. The organization instead selected Ralph Bakley and John McCann, who was recently defeated for city council in Ocean City. Thornton challanged the organization ?off the row? and ran with Ocean City attorney and councilwoman Sue Sheppard. Von Savage ran a nasty, personal campaign on radio against Thornton. Former Assembly Candidate Mike Donohue managed the campaign against the organization and his former running mate. Thornton and Sheppard got help from Susan Lord, Larry Trulli and other ?Tea Party? organizers, but were careful not to be associated with any candidates running against Frank LoBiondo. Thornton and Sheppard got 5,664 and 5,576 respectively. Bakley and McCann received 4,348 and 4,277 votes respectively.
e. GLOUCESTER COUNTY LIBERTY CANDIDATE FOR FREEHOLDER DEFEATED RUNNING ?OFF THE LINE?: Last year, Ron Brittin won the Republican primary for freeholder on the Steve Lonegan ticket. He came very close to defeating the strong Steve Sweeney Democrat machine. When he tried to run again this year, and benefit from last year?s momentum, the Gloucester County Republican organization used all their strength to defeat him. Why?
f. In Hamilton Township (Mays Landing) in Atlantic County, Republican incumbents Amy Gatto and Roger Silva got 536 and 578 votes, defeating newcomer David Adams who got 321 votes.
g. In Millville, one of our members, Clay Mikolasy, went to our Campaign School seminar in January, and decided to run for Republican County committee in Millville. His campaign consisted of going door to door handing out copies of the U.S. Constitution, and explaining why it should be followed. He was easily elected. Using that same technique, Liberty candidates can be elected to county committee, school boards and local and county governments anywhere in South Jersey!
5. GLENN BECK??RESTORING HONOR? RALLY IN WASHINGTON DC ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010. Janice Lenox is chartering a bus and needs commitments as soon as possible. If interested, please contact Janice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Liberty and Prosperity Ten Point Program for 2010:
I. No eminent domain for private gain.
II. Enforce federal immigration laws. No amnesty. Deport illegal aliens.
III. Make tax and zoning laws fair, simple, and apply them equally to everyone.
IV. Cut taxes by cutting government spending.
V. Post all government salaries, contracts, and budgets online.
VI. Repudiate (refuse to pay) all state government debts incurred without voter approval in violation of our State Constitution. Repudiate all federal government debts incurred for purposes not permitted by Article I, Section 8 of our Federal Constitution.
VII. Bring “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” back to our public schools and local governments. Let parents apply taxpayer money spent to educate their children to the qualified schools they choose. Don’t force public employees to pay dues to unions they don’t want to join. Let elected officials again decide what salaries, pensions, and benefits to pay our public “servants”.
VIII. Hold frequent non-binding referendums (public votes) on all issues of public importance.
IX. Term limits for all elected officials. Pensions for none.
X. Make a public audit of the Federal Reserve Banking System.
PROPOSED CHANGE TO TENTH POINT: ?Audit, reform, or abolish the Federal Reserve Banking System and have Congress establish a stable currency secured by precious metals or assets with recognized and stable values. Have the United States withdraw from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and any organization which purports to require the U.S. Government to spend money without appropriation by Congress pursuant to the U.S. Constitution.”
7. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GET OUR MESSAGE OUT!!! We need 400 people to pay $30 dues to keep our message on the radio, the internet and on road signs. If you live near a well traveled rural road, please let us put a sign there! Contact Seth Grossman at email@example.com or (609) 927-7333.
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