Weekly Update – June 19, 2010
1. We need group leaders at the breakfast this Saturday. Seth Grossman will be away in North Carolina. Dennis Mahon and many of our members will be at the Tea Party Rally in Woodstown. Retired Judge Paul Porreca will host the radio program.
2. From the Minutes of last Monday?s business meeting:
a. BETTY LOU BARNARD, MARK HUTCHINSON, MARY KAZMARCK, JOEL RUBINFINE were elected to three year terms on our Board of Trustees.
b. We expanded Point #10 of our Ten Point Program to read as follows:
“10. 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”.
c. We intend to put this expanded Point #10 together with Point #6 at the top of our agenda. Point #6 is: ?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?.
d. We admit that we are not now strong enough to stop reckless politicians from borrowing money for things not permitted by our state and federal Constitutions. And we can?t stop the Federal Reserve from printing paper dollars backed by nothing. But we are strong enough to warn Wall Street, banks, and international investors that there will come a day when we will be strong, and on that day, we will refuse to pay unconstitutional debt. We will put every Wall Street bank and international investor on notice that that anybody greedy or foolish enough to try to make big profits by ignoring our Constitutions and trying to put future generations of Americans in servitude will end up like the folks who invested with Bernie Madoff.
3. March with us in the Galloway Township Independence Day Parade, Saturday, July 3: The parade lineup will begin at 8 a.m. at the Smithville Town Center on Smithville Boulevard at Route 9. The parade route will be up Smithville Boulevard to Moss Mill Road and down Moss Mill Road to the Village Greene at Historic Smithville.
4. Why is our mission so important? Dennis Prager explains: ?The biggest threat to America today, is that we have not passed on to this generation, what it means to be an American. A society cannot survive if it has no reason to survive. Only when you know “why”, can you overcome “how:” Dennis Prager. See the video yourself at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNUc8nuo7HI
5. 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. Seth Grossman will lead a BRIEF discussion afterwards to explain the real history behind the movie, and its importance today. Please bring your kids and all young people who were never taught about this in school.
6. Steve Lonegan of Americans for Prosperity told the truth about Republican Governor Christie?s proposed budget in Egg Harbor Township last Tuesday. Here some important facts that nobody is talking about:
a. Christie did NOT cut anywhere near $11 billion from the state budget.
b. The Democrat Corzine budget last year was $29.8 billion. Christie?s Republican budget is $28.3 billion. It looks like a reduction of $1.5 billion, but it?s not!
c. Christie did NOT cut any spending. He increased spending! Christie only cut money that was supposed to be returned to taxpayers! That included $800 million of school funding for suburban districts, $1.3 billion in property tax rebates, and $400 million of aid to mostly suburban towns. Also, Corzine deferred $3 billion in pension payments, and refused to pay the state?s share of pension contributions for public employees.
d. Where did Republican Christie increase state spending? Christie expands medical care for illegal immigrants by $70 million. He expands day care programs staffed by NJEA union members for $13,000 per year per child. He gives bonuses of $5,000 per student for each public school with a kid in the free lunch program, and $5,000 more for each student who can?t speak English. He also expanded funding for New Jersey?s ?public option? health insurance that charges more than non-subsidized health insurance in other states. Christie is using state tax money to let more people qualify for food stamps. And he raised our gas and electric bills as part of a Cap and Trade program that even Democrats in Congress are afraid to pass!
e. For more details, contact Steve Lonegan at http://www.americansforprosperity.org/new-jersey
7. SETH GROSSMAN COLUMN PUBLISHED IN CURRENT/GAZETTE NEWSPAPERS: ?In spite of Gulf oil disaster, offshore drilling still needed?. Read full column at http://www.shorenewstoday.com/index….ll-needed.html. It will also soon be posted at www.libertyandprosperity.org. This responds to the published letter by Joe Costal who teaches English at both Oakcrest High School and Stockton College who was ?appalled? by my previous essay on off-shore drilling. Costal?s letter can be found at http://www.shorenewstoday.com/index….-rebuttal.html and in his official blog for his Stockton students at http://costalwriting.blogspot.com/.
8. ?LET FREEDOM RING? TEA PARTY RALLY at Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Route 40, Woodstown, NJ. For more information, go to http://www.teapartypatriots.org/state/New_Jersey. Liberty and Prosperity is sending a delegation to that event. Wouldn?t it be nice if these tea party folks could get people organized BEFORE the June 8 election, instead of 11 days afterwards?
9. 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 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.
10. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO GET OUR MESSAGE OUT!!! Your $30 dues 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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