Weekly Update – June 5, 2010
1. THANKS TO ALL WHO MADE OUR PRESENTATION ON MEMORIAL DAY SO EFFECTIVE. Mary Beth Cates and Jonathan Mahon each smartly wore the red liberty cap as they carried our ?Liberty and Prosperity? banner down Shore Road past more than a thousand people in Northfield, Linwood and Somers Point. Marco also wore the red cap as he beat the drum behind them. Clay Mikolasy and Joan Kelly flanked our color guard with symbolic seven foot pikes draped with the red liberty cap, as depicted on the New Jersey flag. The American, New Jersey, ?POW-MIA?, and ?Don?t Tread on Me? flags were carried by Mark Hutchinson, Frank Kelly, Charles Lukens and Charles Cates. They were followed by two ranks of ?pikemen? with pikes also draped with the red liberty cap. They included Eileen Wood, Jackie Fattibene, Debra Kurtz, Jesse Kurtz, Josh Cates, Bill Trask, Frank Kelly, Clarence Abbott, Amgad Benjamin, and three or four others who I can?t recall. (Please let me know who I left out so I can include them in next week?s update.) Monica Mahon and Nikki Schaeffer handed out more than 600 flyers reminding everyone that how the red caps were once worn in ancient times by former slaves who had won their freedom—and how the wooden pike was the weapon of common farmers and tradesmen in the Middle Ages. It was useless if one commoner tried to use that weapon to defend his own freedom. But the simple wooden pike was very effective if the everyone in the village stood together to defend the liberty of every person, as if they were defending their own. Dennis Mahon decorated his car with an appropriate Memorial wreath. His wife Maressa Mahon fed the marchers well with breakfast and lunch. Mary Kazmarck was the official photographer. Nate and Bev Nathanson, Mary Kazmarck, Steve Jones, Mike Smith, Judy Butler and others (again, please remind me) made sure all the marchers had plenty of water and sunscreen, and were promptly dropped off and picked up at the right locations. Ironically, although official in some of the towns at one time tried to block our group from participating in these parades, our presentation was recognized and applauded all along the parade routes as one of the most dignified and appropriate Memorial Day presentations of all the groups, other than the war veterans themselves. Our next parade is scheduled for July 4 in Smithville. Help us make an even more effective presentation. On Independence Day we would like to also carry banners announcing our 10 Point Program of Liberty.
2. How can traditional American principles of liberty make our public schools better? Read Seth Grossman?s published column in the Current-Gazette Newspapers at: http://www.shorenewstoday.com/index….ls-better.html. Read column by Jesse Kurtz published in Casino Journal which explains how casinos could help parents send their kids to better private schools through the Opportunity Scholarship Act. http://www.libertyandprosperity.org/…article&id=592.
3. What do Arizona and Israel have in common? Many people are against strict enforcement of our immigration laws because it would difficult, expensive and unpleasant, and cause hardship to millions of foreigner who are illegally in this country. But look what happened to Israel when they did not take necessary action that would also be ?difficult, expensive, unpleasant?, and ?cause hardship?. After World War II, tens of millions of people became refugees when new nations were created, and borders of old nations were re-drawn. Millions of Germans were forced out of homes in East Prussia, Silesia, Pomerania, Danzig and the Sudetenland of Czechoslavakia, where they had lived for generations. Millions of Poles had to leave their ancestral homes when Russia took over the eastern part of their country. Millions of Hindus had to leave Muslim Pakistan, and millions of Muslims had to leave Hindu India, etc. About 800,000 Arabs left Jewish Israel, and the same number of Jews left Arab countries and moved to Israel. More than 60 years later, all of those post World War II refugees were re-settled, and are living normal lives in their new countries?except for one group. The Muslim Arabs who left Jewish Israel never re-settled in Arab countries to live normal lives there. Instead, they stayed right on the border of Israel, where a third generation is now growing up on welfare paid for by Europe and the United States. If Israel and the United States had taken the difficult, expensive and unpleasant action of cutting off the welfare, and forcing these Arab refugees to live normal lives in other Arab countries like all the other refugees after World War II, they would be normal Arab citizens in normal Arab countries by now. But because nobody wanted to take that ?difficult, unpleasant and expensive? action, these Arab ?refugees? (now called Palestinians) have now increased to several million, and have nothing to live for other than to destroy Israel and take over the land. Will millions of illegal immigrants in America end up destroying this country? The latest research shows that because there are so many legal and illegal immigrants in America, most are not adopting the American language or culture. Most know nothing of our history, our Constitution or our traditions of liberty. Many actually hate this country and everything we stand for. They blame America for robbing their native countries and putting them in poverty. If this continues for three generations, will they do to America what the Palestinians are now doing to Israel?
4. BUSINESS MEETING MONDAY, JUNE 14. The following members have been nominated as Trustees for three year terms. Our bylaws require that statements from each nominee be sent to each member 14 days before the meeting at which he or she is to be elected.:
i. Betty Lou Barnard: Statement to be supplied.
ii. Mary Kazmarck: It would be a priviledge and an honor to be able to continue as a board member with Liberty and Prosperity. I have enjoyed working with ,and getting to know each and every one of you. I would appreciate your consideration in keeping me on as a board member to help
further the cause of our principles, that there may be Liberty and Prosperity for all of us and our posterity. Thank you. Sincerely, Mary Kazmarck, Linwood, N.J. 08221
iii. Joel Rubinfine: Statement to be supplied.
iv. Mark Hutchinson: I am honored to be considered for a position with Liberty and Prosperity. I have enjoyed my association with the organization, and look forward to advancing the principles of Liberty and Prosperity. Thanks for your consideration. Sincerely, Mark Hutchinson, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
5. 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.
6. 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. 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.”
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Voting Members: $60 dues; attend 3 business meetings per year; work on one board approved project per year. Non-Voting Members: $30 per year; no attendance or volunteer requirements