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Our team website for MWLF was inappropriately redirected to a group without the permission of the team.  There is nothing we can do about that except to recommend that on future projects the team must own the domain or have a written agreement up front on who can make decisions relative to same.  Sadly we learn who we can trust and who not so much as we go through these efforts together.

If anyone wants to reconstruct the website – we can post it here as this was our test site before the other one was released for/by the ‘team’.

Sorry about all the broken links!

If you want to do something about this matter, ask the redirecting website to restore the original website without redirecting to their personal project . . .

Sorry all – we live and learn!

Blessings,

Sandra Crosnoe

Midwest Liberty Fest 2009

To view film footage from the 2009 Midwest Liberty Fest visit RepublicMedia.TV

Sheriff Mack at Midwest Liberty Fest here.

Thanks to all of you who joined us in Du Quoin, Illinois!

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Please join us on and get involved to join in on the celebration!

Special events planned all weekend – plan now to be there in Du Quoin, Illinois

OCT 9-11 2009

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Batman vs Joker – holy common sense …

Joker socialism Obama posterBy now you’ve probably seen the Joker faces beginning to populate the internet as Obama and his administration delve into dastardly fascistic socialism with our health care plans.  Many people are using them as profile pics to depict the problem.  You’ve seen them all over the place these days.

We’ve been telling you the solution and about our champion for several years now.  Apparently Ron Paul’s favorite superhero character is Batman, so wouldn’t you know one of our graphic artist friends went to town to post the solution to our problems for all the world to see.
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Thanks Ron Paul for taking on the real villian in the form of the Federal Reserve System and exposing the puppetmasters of the Rockefeller/Obama/Gingrich regime.  Socialism in any form under the New World Order they have planned will be defeated by the Constitution and our love for Life and Liberty for All.

Can you feel it Freedom is blowing in the wind . . .

These pics can be found on Daily Paul and some great comments as well! Special thanks to the folks who created the graphics and shared them there. Please enjoy and you are encouraged to share and post as you deem appropriate.

Holy Common Sense Batman! Let’s get that Joker, Now!

On August 10th, 2009 SteveMT says:

Before it’s too late!

Great Pic, Great Man, who never needed a utility belt, just a great mind and the Constitution.

Editor’s note:

We need a Rand as Robin poster next . . .

And Pelosi as Catwoman . . .

The possibilities are endless and lots of fun too!

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Midwest Liberty Fest Announcement for Activism, Education and Celebration

dawnlibpeace button2 130x44P R E S S R E L E A S E –

For Immediate Release – August 5th, 2009

Announcing the Midwest Liberty Fest:  Activism, Education and Celebration

August 5th, 2009: The DuQuoin (IL) State Fairgrounds will be brought to life by the Spirit of Liberty on October 9, 10 and 11 as grassroots activists from across the political spectrum and across the nation gather for the Midwest Liberty Fest. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from successful activists, hear from current candidates and celebrate the growing movement toward freedom and constitutional government.

Contact: Catherine Bleish

Liberty Restoration Project

Telephone: 816.868.8806

The planning committee, sponsored by the Liberty Restoration Project, consists of activists who decided to provide the public with an event centered around ideas that unite us instead of divide us. The goal is to empower concerned citizens through the knowledge and real experiences of successful movers and shakers; everyone should be able to walk away with action items and project ideas in hand!

Some of the most well-known names in the liberty movement will be paired with up-and-coming leaders. From Adam Kokesh, the Iraq veteran and anti-war activist turned Congressional Candidate, to Michael Badnarik, the 2004 Libertarian candidate for President and Constitutional Scholar, to Sheriff Richard Mack, the man educating our nation’s law enforcement on their Constitutional role, attendees will have the opportunity to learn from some serious movers and shakers.

Interested speakers, musicians or sponsors should send a letter of request to the planning team at the following email address: team@midwestlibertyfest.com. Donations will provide transportation for speakers, location rental and insurance costs, and promotional materials such as radio and television ads. Keep your eyes on http://www.midwestlibertyfest.com for an up-to-the-minute confirmed speakers list and the upcoming announcement of our commemorative ticket.

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Candidates

Adam Kokesh (US Congressional Candidate for NM District 3)

RJ Harris (US Congressional Candidate for OK District 4)

Ed Martin (potential US Congressional Candidate for MO District 3)

Rosanna Pulido (US Congressional Candidate for IL District 5)

Adam Andrzejewski (Gubernatorial Candidate for IL)

Randy Stufflebeam (Gubernatorial Candidate for IL)

Dr. Tim Nerenz (US Congressional Candidate for WI District 2)

Educators

Michael Badnarik (former Libertarian Presidential Candidate, Constitutional Scholar)

Valinda Rowe (2nd amendment activist, Illinois Carry)

Dr. Carl Estabrook (Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Dr. Michael Coffman (President of Environmental Perspectives, Inc. (EPI), and Executive Director of Sovereignty International.)

Grassroots Activists

Gary Franchi (National Director / Managing Editor for Restore the Republic and Republic Magazine)

Sheriff Richard Mack (Author, Speaker and Advocate of State and individual rights.)

Jan Stover (Founder and Director of The Mothers Institute)

Sandra Crosnoe (Oklahoma grassroots activist, blogger, and social networking)

Brooke Kelly (video blogger for Restore the Republic)

Catherine Bleish (Missouri grassroots activist, executive director of the Liberty Restoration Project)

Martin Johnson (Illinois local activist and Jury Nullification Advocate)

Solo Acts and Bands

P O K E R F A C E

Jordan Page

Farid Ahmed

Pending speaking confirmation from

Cindy Sheehan
Rand Paul
Ron Paul
Randy Brogdon
Charles Key
Amanda Teegarden
Shelly Roche
Andrew Napolitano
Robert X Johnson
Tracy Brewer
Ian Freeman

(partial listing at time of release)

Catherine Bleish
executive director
Liberty Restoration Project
816-868-8806
Catherine@libertyrestorationproject.org
Liberty Restoration Project

Freedom reaches across party lines.
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Sandra Crosnoe
sandiec99@hotmail.com
R3publicans
Realpeople Restoring the Republic #R3s

STOP Sotomayor Now — Vote this week!

STOP Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to US Supreme Court

Sotomayor hearingsPosition: Senate members should oppose her nomination, vocally.

Reasons:

Sotomayor has made public statements and issued rulings that indicate:

  • Lack of respect for the right to bear arms
  • Racial and gender bias
  • Lack of respect for property rights
  • Has indicated “empathy” is a higher priority than following the law

Further:

  • Made a statement that appellate court judges make law
  • Her testimony last week has troubling contradictions in contrast to her writings and the facts of her life.
  • During her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, she showed a surprising lack of technical legal knowledge during some questioning, particularly in an interchange with Senator Hatch.
  • Has had a high rate of judicial error – 40%+ (her rulings were overturned)
  • Supports abortion through her statement that Roe v. Wade is settled law

Principles:

  • We should oppose those who are not clearly strict constructionists
  • Supporters of the Constitution in the Senate need to start showing themselves
  • Members of the Senate need to put the President on notice regarding this and future nominees to the Court

Status:

Conclusion of the hearings process, no clear date available regarding full Senate floor vote

Links:

Gun Owners of America has been closely watching and researching this nominee, providing very good general information (beyond the Second Amendment) on their site.

GOA’s Executive Director Larry Pratt, was a guest on a special episode of the Blog Talk Radio show The Constitutional Liberty Coalition Gets Grizzly on Thursday, July 16 to discuss the Sotomayor nomination. Larry gave a good deal of detailed information about Sotomayor and why her nomination should be opposed. You can listen by clicking here.

Former Supreme Court Nominee Robert Bork made statements regarding Sotomayor and recent history on the confirmation process on Newsmaxx, Tuesday.

Wall Street Journal article on how little information was gleaned from Sotomayor’s testimony.

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SUGGESTED ACTIONS:

  • Maintain pressure on US Senate and House representatives (contact them)
  • On particular issues, contact your Governor, State legislators, county, and city representatives.
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper
  • Forward this message to everyone in your contacts list

CONTACTING CONGRESS:

  1. Call the office for your Senator or House representatives
  2. Ask to speak directly with your Senator or Congressman
  3. Be sure to give your zip code so they know you are a constituent
  4. Be polite, but firm
  5. The next best method to a phone call is a fax, the least effective is email (make the phone ring in the office!)

WHY CONTACT YOUR STATE & LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES?

bill of rights

  • Several bills currently moving through Congress, if passed, seriously encroach on states’ rights, and in turn will put a lot of pressure on county and city governments.
  • It is essential that our state governments assert their sovereign rights
  • Although State legislatures are not currently in session this is the period during which legislators have the time to consider issues that need attention, or bills they will sponsor.

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Stop the Train Wreck(for more details/links on these bills)

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“Health Care Reform” / Socialized Medicine

Several versions exist Was H.R. 676 now, H.R. 3200 (see summary article, linked)

Stated Purpose: To make affordable health care available to all

Position: OPPOSE

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The PASS Act H.R. 1291

Stated Purpose: To better protect the security, confidentiality, and integrity of personally identifiable information collected by States when issuing driver’s licenses and identification documents, and for other purposes.

Position: OPPOSE

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HR 2454 (2998) American Clean Energy and Security Act – Cap & Trade

Stated purpose: Reduce carbon emissions, achieve energy independence

Position: Oppose

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S. 909 Matthew Shepherd Hate Crimes Bill

Purpose: Increases penalties for certain crimes committed against certain people, particularly based on sexual orientation

Position: OPPOSE

Looking Forward to Liberty – Ryan Underwood at Broken Arrow TeaParty July 4th

By request, here are my notes from today. Thanks to the
rain, the ink was disappearing as I was speaking!/ru

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I am not here today to talk about politics.

Let me tell you why.

For example, I’m not really interested in discussions about
this tax or that tax, because it amounts to debating whether
we should prefer a ball and chain around our ankles to a
yoke upon our necks.

In any case, as long as you are forced to pay tax to keep
your own homestead, you are a serf; the amount of such a
tax only defines the depth of your serfdom. Why do we not
hear impassioned calls for a “fair property tax” — which
would be none whatsoever?

The income tax forces you to share your profits with your
masters to further their own purposes. But even if you
object to the arrangement forced upon you, the property tax
says “you must work within whatever state profit-sharing
arrangement exists, or you will be homeless.”

Some people would like to tell you that one political party
or another, one political organization or another, or one
mass media demagogue or another is the answer. We have been
told this for as long as I can remember, for my entire life.

They tell you this because the last thing they want you to
realize is that the answer is actually within each one of
us. What we have been failing to do is to ask the right
questions.

I think I would receive much agreement here if I were to say
that stealing is wrong, regardless of whether or not it has
been legalized.

But is it wrong for the State, in the name of “law and
order”, to kill a man who resists stealing of his
possessions and furthermore refuses to be carted off to the
dungeon for mere defense of his property, with knowledge
that he would then both be in the dungeon and his property
would be taken to boot?

What about when the State lies about the value of a man’s
property, so that its self-interested taking of the property
can be spun as having come at less cost to the taxpayers?

Let’s go back a few generations with the “Ghost of Liberty
Past.” The economic historian Murray Rothbard wrote
extensively about colonial America, revealing scores of
events that have fallen down the public-school memory hole.

One such event is the Crown making a gift to William Penn of
what would later become Pennsylvania. The part of the story
that is not told is that it took Penn almost two decades to
successfully establish a government in Pennsylvania, because
the Quakers were not only not interested in political
government, but refused to consent to it, refused to
cooperate, and were otherwise incorrigible in their love for
liberty.

Another event that has been largely forgotten, when it has
not been misrepresented, is Shays’ Rebellion. The usual
story that is told is that farmers got themselves into debt,
declared war on the bankers, and were put down by state
troops with merely a dispassionate interest in “law and
order”. Well, the usual story omits a very important
detail: the “debt” that the farmers accrued was in the form
of unpaid taxes to the state of Massachusetts to cover debts
the state itself had run up. The mercantile interests
behind the state government, who would have profited from
the taxes, raised the army that put down the rebellion, and
thereby kept the poor in servitude to the state-connected
rich.

These stories hint at the reasons why Thomas Jefferson said
a little rebellion now and then is a good thing. He didn’t
mean post angry messages on Internet message boards. He
didn’t mean go door to door and try to convince people of
the correctness of your political views. Nor did he mean to
provoke violent confrontation, as anger and frustration
tends to lead to. He meant intelligent, calculated
resistance to political power, together with your families,
neighbors, and friends.

Do you really want independence on this Independence Day?
Resolve to do like the Quakers did. Buy some fertile land
somewhere you wish to live, and as time goes by, buy even
more land from the surrounding areas. Sell plots within
your land to family and friends who share your beliefs.
When someone comes in from some faraway government
pretending to have the authority to order you around,
politely tell them to leave and not to return.

They are likely to return anyway — given that government
will have no other gods before it — but by owning a large
area of land settled with people who refuse their demands,
their attempts at controlling you will be like trying to
ride a bicycle through a bog. Your little enclave will be
successful at practical resistance where the single family
hiding out in a remote Idaho homestead would not be. A
thousand such enclaves would send Washington D.C. into
bankruptcy proceedings.

If you can’t afford land, then find economic independence as
soon as you can. During the bailout votes, there was a lot
of talk about “Going Galt”, which is to essentially stop
working in order to stop paying taxes. But, if you are
broke, the power elite will have their way with you, because
he who has the money makes the rules. You will not be able
to buy the land, tools, and other capital you need in order
to live an independent life.

My suggestion instead is to work hard AND pay no taxes.
There is a bustling community on Craigslist of people
buying, selling, and trading everything under the sun, with
no government regulations or taxes involved. Spend your
time when you are away from your corporate job in the
official economy learning to do something that is valuable
in the underground, unofficial economy. And if you have not
yet redeemed your Federal Reserve notes for gold and silver
coin, for heaven’s sake, do so while you still can.

Maybe one day, we the people will have the power not only to
vote for a new crop of legislators, but to do as the kings
did when they would dissolve Parliament and send the whole
lot of scoundrels home for a year. Maybe we will one day
have the power to live our lives in our own style, following
our own moral code even when it is in opposition to the
moral code of government.

But until that day comes, declare independence in your head,
and get busy living the way you want to live. Nobody is
going to do it for you. Declare your independence!


Ryan C. Underwood
runderwo(at)mail.win.org

[Editor’s note: We don’t have video from this event yet, but will post when/if available]

Gilbert Arizona Tea Party – Pastor Steven L Anderson Speaks AZ

Pastor Steven L. Anderson
Gilbert Arizona Tea Party
July 4, 2009

I’d love to have him speak at MWLF and  wondering if you agree – I think his remarks actually sum up the mission of our festival to bring the rignt and the left together.  Watch the video and see if you agree!