October 14, 2010

Neal Boortz and his entitlement politics – a letter to Republicans

By Dan

Neal Boortz recently made the statement that a vote for a Libertarian is a vote taken away from a Republican. He claims this is tantamount to handing victory to any Democrat in the race. He claims, therefore, that voting Libertarian is in effect the same thing as voting Democrat. He’s wrong. Here’s why.

In the 2008 general election, the voters didn’t abandon the Republican Party. The Republican Party had already abandoned them decades ago. Long ago, Republicans abandoned even the pretense of fiscal conservatism and any regard for personal liberty. Voters simply walked away from a dead marriage.

And now Neal Boortz is waving that marriage certificate under your nose. Claiming the Republicans are entitled to your vote simply because they are not Democrats. Well, that’s not good enough. Better than crappy still isn’t good. Why has the Tea Party gained so fast in popularity? Because they know what you know – that Republicans moved so far left trying to take votes from Democrats that they became Democrats in the process.

Neal Boortz would have you believe that there will always be only two parties, and that his is the better one. He’s wrong again. Since the dawn of time, demagogues have claimed that a crappy present is a safer bet than an uncertain future. If everyone believed that, there never would have been an American Revolution. We’d still all be subjects of the British crown.

Neal means well, but he’s wrong. You’re not abandoning the Republican Party. They abandoned you, and their principles, decades ago. If you let Neal scare you into voting Republican again, you’ll get the same failed policies you’ve been getting.

Vote with your conscience and your common sense. Vote for freedom. Vote for sanity.

Vote Libertarian.

October 10, 2010

Campaign Fundraiser – An Evening with Dan!

By Dan

My good friend, Randy Sekeres requested I post this below.  Thank you again, Randy!

You’re invited to a very special evening…

Come spend an evening in support of Dan Barber’s campaign for the next Lieutenant Governor of Georgia. We’ll enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, socializing, and perhaps even a little political discourse for dessert!

I’m Randy Sekeres, and I’m hosting a very special campaign fundraiser at my lakeside home on Lake Lanier. Please join us Sunday, Oct 17th from 6pm to 9pm for a relaxed and casual evening in support of a wonderful friend and candidate. Your contribution of at least $25 will help Dan buy advertising so critical in these last few weeks prior to the election. (PLEASE NOTE: Bolling Bridge (On Rt 53 near Randy’s home) is closed for repairs over the weekend, so you can NOT use your GPS for the most direct route. Click here for the best directions to get you there.  -Dan)

I ask that you contribute $25 per person to RSVP.  The button below will take you to PayPal to purchase tickets.  Our gathering is limited to 50 attendees, so please RSVP early to ensure your opportunity to meet Dan and socialize with like-minded attendees.  If you can’t attend but would like to contribute, the PayPal button below will work for you, too.  And don’t forget to bring your checkbook to the event in case we decide to have an impromptu auction!

With less than a month to go before Election Day, every dollar counts! Thanks so much for your support of Dan and the Georgia Libertarian Party.  We look forward to seeing you on the 17th!

Note: You do not need a PayPal account and may contribute by credit card without an account.  Look in the lower left hand corner of the PayPal page where it says “Don’t have a PayPal account?

October 7, 2010

Socialism’s big lie

By Dan

Socialism is built on a lie. The lie is that humans are entitled to take from their neighbors what they can’t buy for themselves. Humans have certain rights – legitimate rights – to free assembly, free speech, life, liberty. We have NO right to anything that costs money, that we can’t or won’t buy for ourselves. We may or may not be granted charity by our neighbors, but we do NOT have the right to force it from them.

It’s time we started having adult conversations about what government really costs. Things that cost money – health care, education, housing – these things are not rights – they are expenses. Beware of anyone who tells you that you have a right to something that costs money. What he’s really telling you is that he wants your permission to TAKE BY FORCE what your neighbor earned fairly by work. This is wrong, it’s evil, and it’s the central lie of Socialism. Don’t fall for it.

October 7, 2010

Another letter from a Republican

By Dan

I was very moved by Duane’s letter. With his permission, I include it here:

Dan-

Please stay with me here.

I’m just a regular conservative voter. I always vote Republican except in a very very few specific cases.

I’m going tomorrow morning to vote early (Bibb County) and I happened to go to the Secretary of State’s website to get all the info on all candidates.

I had already pretty much made up my mind to vote for Republicans – but then………

I started looking at websites for Libertarians. I noticed there were Libertarians in most Statewide races.

I do get Libertarian info emailed to me but mostly I dont read political “stuff” because as a rule I have developed a bad attitude that all politicians are crooks and idiots.

I’m pretty sure I am really a Libertarian, I just have never voted that way because it always seemed like they never actually had a chance to win. People are so brainwashed into the 2 party system and so scared if they vote Libertarian it will only take votes away from Republicans.

BUT after looking at your website, and others, I decided this time its Libertarian on everything.

I’ve watched and listened to the Republicans attempt to steal the “tea party” movement.

I honestly believe Dems and Reps are the same thing they just go about usurping power in different ways.

Our system is broke. I am sad because of it, and I grieve.

And part of getting through grief I think is getting through denial. I’m through with denial. I am American, and American is Libertarian. I will be voting for you and other Libertarians tomorrow morning.

I honestly want to thank you for your bravery in facing up to a “two” headed Cerberus.

Thank you.

Duane

Georgia Citizen and Voter

October 5, 2010

Letter from a Republican

By Dan

I recently got a great letter from a Republican friend of mine, Mike Smith. He graciously agreed to let me post it here:

To my political distribution list:

I met this guy in one of my philosophy groups.  He is genuine, focused on moral principles and works hard at his own business.  I suggest you give him a look.  He has absolutely no political experience, which, in m opinion, this year, is one of the best things you can say about a candidate.

Even if you don’t like some of his positions, a vote for him would be a safe, principled message to the arrogant Republican insiders that they had better get back to constitutional basics.  Maybe, if Dan gets twice the vote that Republican pollsters predict, the party bosses might at least ask why.  If only that were to happen, then would I agree with Dan’s realistic view of this election - A surprising Libertarian surge at the polls, even if it’s a loss, would be a long-term win for the citizens.

Below is an AP article and a link to his website:

I urge you to check out Dan’s web-site to see if you agree with his message before you vote.  Is this the message you WISH your (RINO) Republican party practiced?  Dan is giving you the chance to tell them this in the only way they understand – A shift in poll numbers.  On Nov. 2nd please think about what your vote will motivate the political bosses to do – To step back and evaluate what the voters are telling them, or to just keep doing more of the same since the voters continue to fall line?

A good man is disrupting his life to give the you a chance to send a clear message.  I urge you not to squander the opportunity.

Mike