I'm hoping my friends in the liberty community will join my allies Tatiana Moroz, Jordan Page, Jason Rink and Dr. Tom Woods!Submitted by Glenn Horowitz on Sat, 05/26/2012 - 17:48
Hi, folks, Glenn Horowitz here.
I should have joined this site ages ago, since I'm a big fan of voluntaryism, Austrian economics and of course Dr. Ron Paul and his message of liberty...and have been since I first encountered them in the 1990s.
I've been out of the loop after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2006, busy with surviving the disability gauntlet and trying to salvage my life after becoming disabled by that disorder and losing the ability to do regular productive work of any sort, to say nothing of having my career as a civilian courier pilot destroyed.
In late 2010 I lost the last of my ability to walk or even stand upright, and became dependent upon a power wheelchair to get around. This made me a housebound prisoner, so last August I began a fundraising blog, 'Get Glenn Mobile!' to get my vehicle modified for wheelchair access.
While asking around the liberty community for advice on making my project successful, I was surprised when Becky Akers, firebrand liberty activist and TSA nemesis, strongly suggested I start writing for publication. This would help the cause of liberty, get my name better recognized, and ultimately speed the success of my goal, she told me...and was she right!
Since then I've been writing an opinion column for the American Daily Herald and found a whole new avocation, after I'd thought my useful days were past. I'm certainly no Hemingway, but I've been pleased to find my writing has been reasonably well received, and I've met a bunch of wonderful people while I've been at it. Through the Combat Veterans for Ron Paul I was fortunate enough to befriend Lady Liberty herself, Tatiana Moroz, and she's really taken my cause to heart.
While I've been certain my endeavor would succeed for some time, Tatiana has been making a massive effort to get me to my goal quickly, in time to get to Tampa, not only to be an activist for liberty, but to support my friends in CVRP when they participate in the Veterans for Ron Paul March on the RNC in August through my writing in my opinion column for ADH..
Here are her three videos just from this week featuring musical artist Jordan Page, documentary film maker Jason Rink, and the well known author and communicator of the liberty movement, Dr. Tom Woods, all speaking in support of my cause:
The response today has been simply amazing! Dr. Woods even issued a challenge for anyone who'd donate $1000 to the cause...and it was met when a reader did indeed donate that $1000. I believe today marks the tipping point; we've gone from 19% of the needed funds to almost 28% just this morning, and if the momentum is kept up, the goal will be reached in short order.
I hope you good folks who are supporters of Dr. Paul will see fit to contribute. You'll be turning a very motivated liberty activist and writer loose to advocate for Dr. Paul and his message with the public to help them understand the huge benefits of adherence to the Constitution, sound money and a sane non interventionist foreign policy.
One thing more- I think a guy like me, confined to a wheelchair, will be a powerful visual image to aid in my own message that the current system of health care and disability is a sham and a death trap.
I can do this, and couch my explanation in the language of sensible Austrian economics, demonstrating just by being there the superiority of voluntary charitable action over violent coercive government programs that only serve to bolster the corporate State, transferring resources from the productive to politically favored recipients.
How about it...can I count on your support?
I'm around all the time if you have any questions or comments. Like you, I want to see our stolen liberty recovered, and I can be a lot more effective once my own is restored.