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List of Firearms Prohibited by name .

 The Libertarian party is against outlawing  these guns and any other infringement   on our rights.


List of Firearms Prohibited by Name

RiflesAll AK types, including the following: AK, AK47, AK47S, AK–74, AKM, AKS, ARM, MAK90, MISR, NHM90, NHM91, Rock River Arms LAR–47, SA85, SA93, Vector Arms AK–47, VEPR, WASR–10, and WUM, IZHMASH Saiga AK, MAADI AK47 and ARM, Norinco 56S, 56S2, 84S, and 86S, Poly Technologies AK47 and AKS; All AR types, including the following: AR–10, AR–15, Armalite M15 22LR Carbine, Armalite M15–T, Barrett REC7, Beretta AR–70, Bushmaster ACR, Bushmaster Carbon 15, Bushmaster MOE series, Bushmaster XM15, Colt Match Target Rifles, DoubleStar AR rifles, DPMS Tactical Rifles, Heckler & Koch MR556, Olympic Arms, Remington R–15 rifles, Rock River Arms LAR–15, Sig Sauer SIG516 rifles, Smith & Wesson M&P15 Rifles, Stag Arms AR rifles, Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR556 rifles; Barrett M107A1; Barrett M82A1; Beretta CX4 Storm; Calico Liberty Series; CETME Sporter; Daewoo K–1, K–2, Max 1, Max 2, AR 100, and AR 110C; Fabrique Nationale/FN Herstal FAL, LAR, 22 FNC, 308 Match, L1A1 Sporter, PS90, SCAR, and FS2000; Feather Industries AT–9; Galil Model AR and Model ARM; Hi-Point Carbine; HK–91, HK–93, HK–94, HK–PSG–1 and HK USC; Kel-Tec Sub–2000, SU–16, and RFB; SIG AMT, SIG PE–57, Sig Sauer SG 550, and Sig Sauer SG 551; Springfield Armory SAR–48; Steyr AUG; Sturm, Ruger Mini-14 Tactical Rife M–14/20CF; All Thompson rifles, including the following: Thompson M1SB, Thompson T1100D, Thompson T150D, Thompson T1B, Thompson T1B100D, Thompson T1B50D, Thompson T1BSB, Thompson T1–C, Thompson T1D, Thompson T1SB, Thompson T5, Thompson T5100D, Thompson TM1, Thompson TM1C; UMAREX UZI Rifle; UZI Mini Carbine, UZI Model A Carbine, and UZI Model B Carbine; Valmet M62S, M71S, and M78; Vector Arms UZI Type; Weaver Arms Nighthawk; Wilkinson Arms Linda Carbine.

PistolsAll AK–47 types, including the following: Centurion 39 AK pistol, Draco AK–47 pistol, HCR AK–47 pistol, IO Inc. Hellpup AK–47 pistol, Krinkov pistol, Mini Draco AK–47 pistol, Yugo Krebs Krink pistol; All AR–15 types, including the following: American Spirit AR–15 pistol, Bushmaster Carbon 15 pistol, DoubleStar Corporation AR pistol, DPMS AR–15 pistol, Olympic Arms AR–15 pistol, Rock River Arms LAR 15 pistol; Calico Liberty pistols; DSA SA58 PKP FAL pistol; Encom MP–9 and MP–45; Heckler & Koch model SP-89 pistol; Intratec AB–10, TEC–22 Scorpion, TEC–9, and TEC–DC9; Kel-Tec PLR 16 pistol; The following MAC types: MAC–10, MAC–11; Masterpiece Arms MPA A930 Mini Pistol, MPA460 Pistol, MPA Tactical Pistol, and MPA Mini Tactical Pistol; Military Armament Corp. Ingram M–11, Velocity Arms VMAC; Sig Sauer P556 pistol; Sites Spectre; All Thompson types, including the following: Thompson TA510D, Thompson TA5; All UZI types, including: Micro-UZI.

Shotguns: Franchi LAW–12 and SPAS 12; All IZHMASH Saiga 12 types, including the following: IZHMASH Saiga 12, IZHMASH Saiga 12S, IZHMASH Saiga 12S EXP–01, IZHMASH Saiga 12K, IZHMASH Saiga 12K–030, IZHMASH Saiga 12K–040 Taktika; Streetsweeper; Striker 12.

Belt-fed semiautomatic firearmsAll belt-fed semiautomatic firearms including TNW M2HB.

RiflesAll AK types, including the following: AK, AK47, AK47S, AK–74, AKM, AKS, ARM, MAK90, MISR, NHM90, NHM91, Rock River Arms LAR–47, SA85, SA93, Vector Arms AK–47, VEPR, WASR–10, and WUM, IZHMASH Saiga AK, MAADI AK47 and ARM, Norinco 56S, 56S2, 84S, and 86S, Poly Technologies AK47 and AKS; All AR types, including the following: AR–10, AR–15, Armalite M15 22LR Carbine, Armalite M15–T, Barrett REC7, Beretta AR–70, Bushmaster ACR, Bushmaster Carbon 15, Bushmaster MOE series, Bushmaster XM15, Colt Match Target Rifles, DoubleStar AR rifles, DPMS Tactical Rifles, Heckler & Koch MR556, Olympic Arms, Remington R–15 rifles, Rock River Arms LAR–15, Sig Sauer SIG516 rifles, Smith & Wesson M&P15 Rifles, Stag Arms AR rifles, Sturm, Ruger & Co. SR556 rifles; Barrett M107A1; Barrett M82A1; Beretta CX4 Storm; Calico Liberty Series; CETME Sporter; Daewoo K–1, K–2, Max 1, Max 2, AR 100, and AR 110C; Fabrique Nationale/FN Herstal FAL, LAR, 22 FNC, 308 Match, L1A1 Sporter, PS90, SCAR, and FS2000; Feather Industries AT–9; Galil Model AR and Model ARM; Hi-Point Carbine; HK–91, HK–93, HK–94, HK–PSG–1 and HK USC; Kel-Tec Sub–2000, SU–16, and RFB; SIG AMT, SIG PE–57, Sig Sauer SG 550, and Sig Sauer SG 551; Springfield Armory SAR–48; Steyr AUG; Sturm, Ruger Mini-14 Tactical Rife M–14/20CF; All Thompson rifles, including the following: Thompson M1SB, Thompson T1100D, Thompson T150D, Thompson T1B, Thompson T1B100D, Thompson T1B50D, Thompson T1BSB, Thompson T1–C, Thompson T1D, Thompson T1SB, Thompson T5, Thompson T5100D, Thompson TM1, Thompson TM1C; UMAREX UZI Rifle; UZI Mini Carbine, UZI Model A Carbine, and UZI Model B Carbine; Valmet M62S, M71S, and M78; Vector Arms UZI Type; Weaver Arms Nighthawk; Wilkinson Arms Linda Carbine.

PistolsAll AK–47 types, including the following: Centurion 39 AK pistol, Draco AK–47 pistol, HCR AK–47 pistol, IO Inc. Hellpup AK–47 pistol, Krinkov pistol, Mini Draco AK–47 pistol, Yugo Krebs Krink pistol; All AR–15 types, including the following: American Spirit AR–15 pistol, Bushmaster Carbon 15 pistol, DoubleStar Corporation AR pistol, DPMS AR–15 pistol, Olympic Arms AR–15 pistol, Rock River Arms LAR 15 pistol; Calico Liberty pistols; DSA SA58 PKP FAL pistol; Encom MP–9 and MP–45; Heckler & Koch model SP-89 pistol; Intratec AB–10, TEC–22 Scorpion, TEC–9, and TEC–DC9; Kel-Tec PLR 16 pistol; The following MAC types: MAC–10, MAC–11; Masterpiece Arms MPA A930 Mini Pistol, MPA460 Pistol, MPA Tactical Pistol, and MPA Mini Tactical Pistol; Military Armament Corp. Ingram M–11, Velocity Arms VMAC; Sig Sauer P556 pistol; Sites Spectre; All Thompson types, including the following: Thompson TA510D, Thompson TA5; All UZI types, including: Micro-UZI.

Shotguns: Franchi LAW–12 and SPAS 12; All IZHMASH Saiga 12 types, including the following: IZHMASH Saiga 12, IZHMASH Saiga 12S, IZHMASH Saiga 12S EXP–01, IZHMASH Saiga 12K, IZHMASH Saiga 12K–030, IZHMASH Saiga 12K–040 Taktika; Streetsweeper; Striker 12.

Belt-fed semiautomatic firearmsAll belt-fed semiautomatic firearms including TNW M2HB.

A Libertarian’s New Year’s Resolutions

A Libertarian’s New Year’s Resolutions

Written in 1998 by Harry Browne, 1996 & 2000 Libertarian Party Nominee for President

  1. I resolve to sell liberty by appealing to the self-interest of each prospect, rather than preaching to people and expecting them to suddenly adopt my ideas of right and wrong.
  2. I resolve to keep from being drawn into arguments or debates. My purpose is to inspire people to want liberty — not to prove that they’re wrong.
  3. I resolve to listen when people tell me of their wants and needs, so I can help them see how a free society will satisfy those needs.
  4. I resolve to identify myself, when appropriate, with the social goals someone may seek — a cleaner environment, more help for the poor, a less divisive society — and try to show him that those goals can never be achieved by government, but will be well served in a free society.
  5. I resolve to be compassionate and respectful of the beliefs and needs that lead people to seek government help. I don’t have to approve of their subsidies or policies — but if I don’t acknowledge their needs, I have no hope of helping them find a better way to solve their problems.
  6. No matter what the issue, I resolve to keep returning to the central point: how much better off the individual will be in a free society.
  7. I resolve to acknowledge my good fortune in having been born an American. Any plan for improvement must begin with a recognition of the good things we have. To speak only of America’s defects will make me a tiresome crank.
  8. I resolve to focus on the ways America could be so much better with a very small government — not to dwell on all the wrongs that exist today.
  9. I resolve to cleanse myself of hate, resentment, and bitterness. Such things steal time and attention from the work that must be done.
  10. I resolve to speak, dress, and act in a respectable manner. I may be the first Libertarian someone has encountered, and it’s important that he get a good first impression. No one will hear the message if the messenger is unattractive.
  11. I resolve to remind myself that someone’s “stupid” opinion may be an opinion I once held. If I can grow, why can’t I help him grow?
  12. I resolve not to raise my voice in any discussion. In a shouting match, no one wins, no one changes his mind, and no one will be inspired to join our quest for a free society.
  13. I resolve not to adopt the tactics of Republicans and Democrats. They use character assassination, evasions, and intimidation because they have no real benefits to offer Americans. We, on the other hand, are offering to set people free — and so we can win simply by focusing on the better life our proposals will bring.
  14. I resolve to be civil to my opponents, and treat them with respect. However anyone chooses to treat me, it’s important that I be a better person than my enemies.



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Doug Craig appointed vice chair of the Libertarian party of Georgia

     I was appointed as the Vice Chairman of the Libertarian party of Georgia yesterday. I would like to thank everyone who supported me. I have one request for any one who as ever thought of joining the Libertarian party of Georgia please do so in the next 24 hours to help me kick off my appointment. www.lpgeorgia.com is where you can join the party. Thanks in advance. We would love to have you in the freedom movement.

Gov. Gary Johnson Libertarian candidate to visit the sunshine state

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 GOV. GARY JOHNSON, 

LIBERTARIAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, 

TO VISIT THE SUNSHINE STATE JULY 3-6

 


June 25, 2012, Santa Fe, NM — Former New Mexico Governor and Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson will celebrate the Fourth of July in Florida this year. Gov. Johnson will visit Jacksonville, Orlando and the Broward, West Palm Beach and Tampa areas July 3-6. 

 

Please see event details below.

 

 

July 3 - Jacksonville


 3-5 p.m. ET - Meet & Greet at City Library South East Regional, 10599 Deerwood Park Blvd., Auditorium.

 

6-8 p.m. ET - Reception, Fundraiser, Sneaker's Grill, 8133 Point Meadows Way, Jacksonville. 


July 4 - Orlando


12-1:30 p.m. ET - Meet & Greet/Fundraiser, Home of Mike Van den Abbeel, 2209 Howard Drive, Orlando. 


2-4:30 p.m. ET - Fourth of July BBQ, Mayor Carl T. Historic Langford Park/Dickson Azalea Park, 1808 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. 


July 5 - West Palm Beach/Broward


12:15-2:30 p.m. - Meet & Greet, Palm Beach Public Library, 20701 95th Avenue South, Boca Raton.


6-8 p.m. - Meet & Greet/Fundraiser, The Lakes, Function Room, 5045 NW 11th Avenue, Deerfield Beach. 


July 6 - Tampa/Clearwater/Dunedin 


12:30-2 p.m. - Luncheon Meet & Greet, Gaspar's Grotto, 1805 East 7th Avenue, Tampa. 


6 p.m. - Gov. Johnson will throw out first pitch at Dunedin Blue Jays game, Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. 


7-9 p.m. - Reception Meet & Greet, Blur/Chic-A-Boom Room, 319 Main Street, Dunedin. 



Media availability - In addition to these public events, Gov. Johnson is available for interviews throughout his Florida visit. To schedule please contact Natalie Dicou, phone: (801) 994-0321, email:nataliedicou@garyjohnson2012.com  

 

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For more information about Gary Johnson, go to www.garyjohnson2012.com.

 

About presidential candidate Gary Johnson: Gary Johnson, two-term governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, has been a consistent advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty. Johnson switched from the Republican Party to the Libertarian Party on Dec. 28, 2011. As the Libertarian Party nominee, Johnson will appear on all 50 states' ballots. An outspoken pro-Constitution Libertarian, Johnson would end the war in Afghanistan now. He opposes the failed multi-billion dollar war on drugs and demands greater transparency at the Federal Reserve. As president, Johnson would cut federal spending by 43 percent, slash debt and make government live within its means while reducing taxes and regulation to foster real job creation and economic opportunity like he did in eight years as governor. The National Review said he was "#1" in job creation as governor. An avid skier and bicyclist, he has reached the highest peaks on four of the seven continents, including Mount Everest. 

 

Gary Johnson Libertarian candidate for president Censored again

Friends,

 

Censored again.

 

A few days ago, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura was interviewed by CNN, and offered strong words of support for Governor Johnson.  But…when CNN posted the interview to their website, Gov. Ventura’s remarks about Gov. Johnson were mysteriously missing, as reported by the Daily Caller.

 

Is anyone surprised?

 

It is no secret that the mainstream media is fully invested in the tired Republican-Democrat party duopoly.  And this certainly isn’t the first time CNN has “excluded” Governor Johnson.  Remember the debates last year? Despite polling as well as other candidates who were invited, CNN refused to allow Gov. Johnson on the stage for any of the presidential debates they sponsored.

 

We’ve known from the very beginning that we could never depend on the elite media alone to communicate with the voters we need to reach. Congressman Ron Paul has been fighting this battle for years, and if anything, Gov. Johnson’s message of liberty and fiscal sanity is even more “uncomfortable” for the business-as-usual crowd.

 

Yes, we must take our message directly to the voters – without relying upon news media executives in New York, Washington or Atlanta.  And Governor Johnson needs your help to do that.

 

Just yesterday, we finished work on two radio spots that are ready to go on the air.  You can listen to the first one here.  And you may have already seen this web video: Be libertarian With Me. More than 35,000 people have already viewed it – imagine if 350,000 could see it.  You can make that happen by going to www.garyjohnson2012.com today and making a contribution that will help us put these spots on the air and spread our videos far and wide.

 

We have worked very hard, with your generous help, to lay the groundwork for a campaign that will shake the worn-out two party system to its core.  Just this week, yet another poll was released showing  Governor Johnson already having a significant impact in an important state. And that is without a single penny’s worth of paid media advertising, compared to the millions spent by Obama and Romney.

 

When the advertising we are producing right now goes on the air, not only will we reach voters we need to reach, but even CNN will have to take note that our message will not be censored and will be a part of this presidential campaign whether they like it or not.

 

But that won’t happen without the funding to purchase the airtime. Please go to www.garyjohnson2012.com and contribute $20, $50, $100 or whatever you can.  With your support, we can take Gov. Johnson’s message of liberty, individual freedom and smaller government to millions of Americans in the weeks ahead.

 

Let’s make it clear that we will NOT be censored! 

 

Thanks, as always, for your generous support.  We are on the move!

 

Ron Nielson

Senior Advisor

Gary Johnson 2012



 

P.S.  Everyone who has watched or listened to our new spots has said the same thing:  WE HAVE TO GET THESE ON THE AIR.  You can make that possible by going to www.garyjohnson2012.com today.

 

Thursday Night :Town Hall with Governor Johnson & special guest Geoff Neale



Thursday Night: Town Hall with Governor Gary Johnson & Special Guest Geoff Neale



Thursday, May 10, 2012

6:00 PM PT/ 7:00 PM MT/ 8:00 PM CT/ 9:00 PM ET


Governor Johnson's next on-line Town Hall will be held tomorrow evening. Please join us on-line at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 PT. To participate, go to www.garyjohnson2012.com.
Geoffrey J. Neale is chair of the Libertarian National Committee, the executive body of the Libertarian Party of the United States. He is a software engineer consultant from Texas.

Mr. Neale was elected as the new LP Chairman at the Party's national convention in Las Vegas on Sunday. He and Governor Johnson, who received the LP nomination for President at the convention, will discuss their plans for an aggressive national campaign in the weeks and months ahead.

These informal on-line video chats are an excellent opportunity to exchange ideas regarding important issues of the day, and we urge you to participate if you can.

If you do not have a web camera, you can still participate via text questions. If you have technical questions, please visit http://www.yowie.com/faq.

If you can't join us "live", and would like to watch the video later, you can always go to Yowie.com to view my video archives.
Again, go to www.garyjohnson2012.com tomorrow evening and join what I am sure will be a great discussion.
Hope to see you on-line!

Governor Gary Johnson

Gov. Gary Johnson Libertarian candidate for president : White House make up your minds on gay marriage

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GOV. GARY JOHNSON: WHITE HOUSE GAMES ON GAY MARRIAGE AREN’T FUNNY

May 9, 2012, Santa Fe, NM – Libertarian nominee for President and former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson today called for the Obama Administration to "make up its mind” when it comes to supporting marriage equality for all Americans, citing Vice-President Biden’s weekend comments appearing to support gay marriage and White House efforts since to clarify those comments.

Johnson, who supports gay marriage equality, received the Libertarian Party nomination for President Saturday, and will be on the ballot in all 50 states. "The President is playing cruel, cynical politics with a deeply personal issue for many Americans," said Johnson. "He should quit trying to have it both ways and take a stand."

In a statement released Wednesday, Johnson said, “Gay marriage equality is not a trick question, and we shouldn’t be getting trick answers from the President of the United States. Gay Americans deserve better than a President who winks and nods and tries to convince them that he will protect their rights, but refuses to emerge from the closet and support one of the most basic rights – the right to equal access to marriage. And frankly, even opponents of gay marriage deserve the truth from the White House. Is the President for it or against it? Right now, the Administration is trying to have it both ways"

“For a few brief minutes over the weekend, supporters of marriage equality were given a glimmer of hope when the Vice-President expressed ‘comfort’ with gay marriage. I’m sure the White House was delighted to offer that glimmer. But within hours, they were walking it back. And Monday, President Obama sends his spokesperson out to say there is no ‘update’ of the President’s position that marriage is between a man and a woman, but repeats that Obama opposes ‘efforts to repeal rights for same-sex couples’.

“I’m sorry, I don’t know what that means and I suspect no one else does either,” Johnson said. “We have a President saying he won’t support marriage equality, but if it somehow becomes legal, he won’t support repealing it? And a Vice-President saying he’s ‘comfortable’ with it? That is not leadership. That is politics, and on such a deeply personal issue for many Americans, it is cruel politics.

“Government exists to protect civil liberties and constitutional rights – not to pick and choose among those Americans who should have those rights. Denying same-sex couples the right to marry under the law is government-sanctioned discrimination. Unlike President Obama, I am not afraid to state, without a wink or a nod, that the government has no right to tell us who we can marry or not marry.

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For more information regarding Governor Johnson, please visit www.garyjohnson2012.com.

About Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson: Gary Johnson, two-term Governor of New Mexico from 1995-2003, has been a consistent and outspoken advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty. Johnson switched from Republican to the Libertarian Party on December 28, 2011. As the Libertarian Party's candidate, Johnson will appear on all 50 states' ballots as the third national presidential nominee. An outspoken pro-Constitution Libertarian, Johnson opposes the war in Afghanistan, demands greater transparency at the Federal Reserve, would cut Federal spending by 43%, supports a woman's right to choose, opposes gun control, supports gay marriage equality and supports the legalization of marijuana. An avid skier and bicyclist, he has reached the highest peaks on four of the seven continents, including Mt. Everest.

Libertarian Lee Wrights Goes On the Road to Stop All War

Libertarian Lee Wrights Goes On the Road to Stop All War

 

ATHENS, Ga. - R. Lee Wrights, a longtime libertarian writer and activist, is seeking the Libertarian Party nomination for president because he wants to stop all war. He's so committed to insuring that this is the Libertarian Party message in November, regardless of who gets the nomination, that he's taking his campaign on the road – literally.

 

Wrights will attend the Georgia Libertarian Party State Convention in Athens March 25-26.  Then he will embark on a two-month odyssey, traveling by car, that will crisscross the nation twice. He'll attend Libertarian state party conventions and events in Georgia, California, Mississippi, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas/Missouri, Ohio, Texas, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and New York.

 

“We must not only stop the wars in Afghanistan and on other countries, we must stop the war on drugs and alternative lifestyles, we must stop the war on civil liberties, we must stop the wars on food, healthcare, guns -- you name it,” Wrights said. “We must stop all war.”

 

Wrights said that all politicians, Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, manipulate every calamity and issue into a war on something or somebody to instill mindless fear into Americans, to divide us, and to con us into surrendering more and more of our liberty in the vain hope of insuring our security.

 

“We have waged war on poverty since the 60's, and people are still poor,” he said. “We've waged war on ignorance since the 70's, and our children still cannot read, write, or think critically.”

 

“And we have gallantly fought the Demon Drugs for decades, and all we have done is put more people in prison for non-violent crimes than any other nation, while funding terrorists who kill people all over the world,” Wrights said.

 

Rather than bringing change, President Barack Obama has reneged on his promise to reverse the trampling of civil liberties begun under the Bush Administration. “He’s done just the opposite,” Wrights said. “He’s expanded federal power to invade our privacy and curtail our rights, or detain us indefinitely.”

 

“What is most frightening and appalling of all is that President Obama has ordered assassination of American citizens, making himself judge, jury and executioner, in total disregard for the rights guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution,” Wrights said. “We’re all now suspects, not sovereigns.”

“President Obama has also bombed more countries than any other Nobel Prize winner in history,” Wrights noted.

 

Wrights said that the Republican candidates for president, except one, challenge the right of the president to do any of these things. “Only Libertarians do that,” he said. “Only the Libertarian Party is committed to peace, which will bring prosperity.”

 

“The libertarian promise of peace and prosperity is one Americans are longing to hear,” Wrights said. “We don't need to soften, refine, modify or craft what we believe to appeal to conservatives or liberals to win votes. Instead, we must embrace our beliefs and wear them proudly.” 

 

“As the Libertarian candidate for president I'm ready, willing and able to take this bold stand. I've never been afraid to speak truth to power,” Wrights stressed. “I'll take the true libertarian message of peace and prosperity to all 50 states and won't be ashamed to say in a loud, clear and unequivocal voice: Stop all war!”

 

The Libertarian Party is the third largest political party in the U.S. Libertarians believe the answer to America's political problems is the same commitment to freedom that earned America its greatness: a free-market economy and the abundance and prosperity it brings; a dedication to civil liberties and personal freedom; and a foreign policy of non-intervention, peace, and free trade as prescribed by America's founders.

 

Libertarianism is essentially the application of the Golden Rule to politics: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. “This means that no one, not even the government, has the right to tell you how to live your life, or what you can do with your property so long as you respect other people's right to live as they please and use their property the way they want,” Wrights explained.

 

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Gov. Gary Johnson Libertarian presidential candidate : 30,000 drones over the U.S. : Government snooping at an entirely new level

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GOV. GARY JOHNSON: 30,000 DRONES OVER THE U.S. – GOVERNMENT SNOOPING AT AN ENTIRELY NEW LEVEL

 

February 15, 2012, Santa Fe, NM – Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is calling congressional approval of legislation making it easier for the government to operate unmanned drones over U.S. soil an “ominous step that raises serious concerns about individual freedom and privacy.”

The FAA Reauthorization Act, signed into law by President Obama Tuesday, includes a provision directing the Federal Aviation Administration to develop rules for the testing and licensing of drones to be flown in U.S. airspace and to expedite the process for authorizing their use by federal, state and local agencies.  The FAA projects that as many as 30,000 drones could be in use over the U.S. by 2020.

In a statement, Johnson said, “The threats to privacy in America – from our own government – seem to never end.  Does Congress really think they can just stick an ‘oh-by-the-way' provision in an obscure piece of legislation directing the FAA to clear the way for 30,000 drones to fly over our neighborhoods, and have no one notice?

“Big Brother is alive and well, and now we’re talking about making it easier for him to fly remote control planes loaded with cameras over our neighborhoods.  Based on our experience with the Patriot Act, the National Defense Authorization Act, and several other laws Congress has enacted in recent years, it is not alarmist to fear or assume that when we give the government the power to snoop, they will indeed snoop.

“The government, through the FAA, already has the power to permit specific uses of drones, such as in fighting forest fires, looking for lost campers, or helping deal with natural disasters.  And right now, they are being used to patrol the border.  Some of those uses may be justified and legit, and the rules allow for that today.  But directing the FAA to come up with a system that will allow federal, state and local law enforcement to deploy 30,000 drones is a very different proposition, and should absolutely not be allowed to proceed without a serious conversation about a very real threat to fundamental privacy.


“The ACLU, the Electronic Freedom Foundation and numerous other groups are expressing serious concerns about Congress’ action, as they should.  I share those concerns.  The idea that the air above our heads and homes should be turned into a wide-open playground for government snooping is an insult to freedom and to what remains of privacy in this country.”

 


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About Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson: Gary Johnson, two-term Governor of New Mexico from 1994-2002, has been a consistent and outspoken advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty.


Constitutional Carry Bill in Georgia

Dear Georgia patriot, 

“Rep. Ann Purcell, can you hear us now?”

Thanks to your phone calls and emails we had the opportunity to speak in support of “Constitutional Carry” at a hearing for the House Public Safety and Homeland Security committee today.

But giving testimony at a hearing won’t change Georgia law. Only roll-call votes by the legislature will enact “Constitutional Carry."

At the hearing, Committee Chairwoman Rep. Ann Purcell stated that she hadn't gotten any calls about the bill. She said this in reply to a question about blocking a roll call vote.

Really, Rep. Purcell?

Please CALL and then email Rep. Ann Purcell and demand a roll-call vote on Constitutional Carry in committee!

         Rep. Ann Purcell - ann.purcell@house.ga.gov
         404-656-5139 | 912-826-5465

Leave voice mail. Leave messages. Demand to speak directly with Rep. Ann Purcell.  Don't take "no" for an answer.

Follow-up with an email reminding Rep. Purcell that inaction is the same thing as a vote against your 2nd Amendment rights.

Thank you for your continued support in this fight!

Yours in Liberty,
 

Nathan Adams
Interim State Coordinator
Georgia Campaign for Liberty

P.S. Don't forget to sign our "Constitutional Carry" petition and share this email with all of your friends and family.

P.P.S. Contact Rep. Ann Purcell at 404-656-5139 and demand a roll-call vote on the Georgia Constitutional Carry Act of 2012.

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