Weekly Update – March 20, 2010
BREAKFAST DISCUSSION THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010 AND EVERY SATURDAY AT ATHENA DINER, NEW ROAD, NORTHFIELD: 9:30 AM TO 10:30 AM. (Also live two way talk every Saturday from 8 to 9AM on 92.1FM Radio, heard in most of South Jersey. The on-air call-in number is 856-696-0092. To learn more about us, go to http://www.libertyandprosperity.org.
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TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:
1. CORRECTION: The “World Briefs” column of the Press of Atlantic City did make mention of the Muslim murders of nearly a thousand Christians in Nigeria, while those Christians were sleeping in their homes. Our e-mail update last week was mistaken when we said this story was not published in our local daily newspaper. We apologize for the error, and thank Press editor Neil Borowski for personally bringing this to our attention.
2. LIBERTY AT THE MOVIES: ?Street Fight?. This Monday, March 22. Liberty at 6 P.M. at the Atlantic County Library in Mays Landing. rom 6 pm to 9 pm at the Mays Landing Library. ?Academy Award nominated documentary, ?Street Fight? follows the bloody-knuckles race for mayor of Newark, N.J. between 32 year old Cory Booker and four-term incumbent, Sharpe James, an urban David and Goliath story. . . ? For more info see http://www.StreetFightFilm.com. Thanks to Mark Hutchinson for putting together this outstanding program. Next month?s Liberty Movie??Indoctrinate U.?, the documentary film of how liberal college professors are brainwashing our kids to hate American liberty.
3. SECOND CHANCE FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGN BASIC TRAINING!!! Saturday, March 27 at 9:00 A.M. at Wesley College, Dover, Delaware 19901. Cost: $25, which includes lunch. The Campaign School gives campaign staff and activists the knowledge and tools they need to play a major role in any organized political effort. Incorporating state-of-the-art methods and technologies, the Campaign School provides you with the most up-to-date ways to organize, mobilize, and deliver your supporters to the polls. Ideal attendees for the Campaign School are political activists, elected or party officials who believe in liberty and the Constitution, current or future candidates for political office, campaign managers, volunteers, and supporters. Lectures given in the one day school are: Campaign Planning, Developing a Persuasive Message, Recruiting and Motivating Volunteers, Voter Contact, Fundraising-Finance Plan and Budget, Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) . This program is done by Chris Doss of the Leadership Institute of Arlington Virginia who did our seminar in January. I am so impressed with these programs, that in my opinion, any candidate or campaign manager for any public office who does NOT attend this seminar (or one like it) is NOT serious, does NOT deserve to win, and does NOT deserve any volunteer or financial support. For details, go to http://www.leadershipinstitute.org/t…schoolID=15893.
4. NEWLY ELECTED REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE: From bad to worse? His proposed 2010 budget is bigger than Corzine?s budget last year. Christie picks a mediocre liberal Democrat to be his attorney general?then he refuses to layoff or cut back salaries of state employees we don?t need because his liberal Democrat attorney general says it?s not legal! Is this why former Republican Senator Alan Simpson from Wyoming used to say this? ?We have two political parties in this country, the Evil Party and the Stupid Party?I?m a member of the Stupid Party!?
5. UNEQUAL ENFORCEMENT PERPETUATES BAD LAWS. ?Laws are to govern all alike. . . I know of no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.? President Ulysses S. Grant, 1869. Bad and obnoxious laws are choking the liberty that once brought jobs and prosperity to New Jersey and the rest of America. . . Read full column published by Seth Grossman in the Current and Gazette Newspapers at http://www.shorenewstoday.com/news.php?id=7819. As some Republicans try to remove Republican President Ulysses S. Grant with Ronald Reagan on the $50 bill, history scholars remind us that Grant was one of America?s greatest Presidents. But because President Grant strictly enforced all laws equally–and stood up to rich and powerful slaveowners and other special interests, he made many enemies who trashed his reputation after he died.
6. WHY NO INDICTMENTS OF SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY OFFICIALS? Several years ago, the South Jersey Transportation Authority doubled the tolls on the Atlantic City Expressway, and millions of dollars disappeared for no-show jobs. double-billing, etc. New Jersey politicians like Republican Assemblyman Vince Polisitina are ?shocked? and want “new procedures” to make sure this never happens again. But why no indictments for ?Misconduct in Office?? These cases are very easy to prove. Several years ago, the Atlantic County Prosecutor sent several $10 per hour security guards at Atlantic City High School to jail for ?Misconduct in Office? for leaving their posts a few hours early, while collecting their pay. If the state has any evidence that any public employee or contractor got more than $400 of government money for work that was not done, they can also be sent to jail for ?Misconduct in Office?. We don?t need ?ethics investigations? to end corruption in New Jersey government. We need indictments, convictions, and hundreds, not dozens of crooked officials sent to prison.
7. ATLANTIC COUNTY FREEHOLDERS MAKE A BAD DEAL ON TRASH A LITTLE BIT BETTER. The Atlantic County Utilities Authority wants a monopoly on all trash collection in Atlantic County so it can pay back $44 million of the $86 million it borrowed in 1992 for an incinerator and other things it never built. Although Atlantic County government and taxpayers are not legally responsible to pay this debt, ACUA Executive Director Rich Dovey wants County Government to give it a monopoly so every business and resident in the county is forced to pay back this debt. Thanks to opposition by Republican Freeholders Jim Curcio, Joe McDevitt, and Democrat James Schroeder, the original monopoly proposal has been watered down. The monopoly will end in four years, and the Authority must guarantee lower rates. But it is still a bad deal, and it avoids the showdown that must happen sooner or later. Sooner or later, taxpayers must repudiate (refuse to pay) all government debt used for wasteful projects that we are not legally obligated to pay for!
8. VICTORY FOR MOVEMENT TO RECALL DEMOCRATIC SENATOR BOB MENENDEZ? Not really. The state court just repeated what anyone who has read the U.S. Constitution already knows?the U.S. Constitution does NOT permit the removal of U.S. Senators before the end of their six year terms, except for impeachment. Article VI of the U.S. Constitution makes the U.S. Constitution the ?supreme law of the land? and supercedes the recall provision of the New Jersey Constitution on federal matters. The state court simply ruled that the case should be decided in federal court. And then we must remember how Republicans like ex-Governor Christie Whitman and Senator Bill Gormley made it almost impossible for any recall petition to succeed by doubling the signature requirements.
9. NJ SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS ARE APRIL 20. Many districts have no candidates on the ballot. For information on how to run a winning write-in campaign, contact Seth Grossman at firstname.lastname@example.org?.
10. DEADLINE FOR FILING NOMINATING PETITIONS FOR JUNE 8 PRIMARY ELECTION IS APRIL 12. In the Mafia, only a ?made man? gets respect, and nobody gets to be a ?made man? until he ?whacks? somebody. In government and politics, nobody gets any respect without proving he or she is strong and determined enough to win an election and legally and non-violently knock someone out of office. There are very low turnouts for school board and primary elections. If you want respect for you and your ideas, this is where you have the best chance?if you act now!
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