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Grieving Mother and Patriot: Liberty Candidates Founder Gigi Bowman

LONG ISLAND, NY, January 23, 2013 ― The rallying cry of the Ron Paul Revolution has been a call to action for some of the most sincere and idealistic people from all across the United States. Many of them have no prior experience in politics but feel a heartfelt mission to make a difference in a world needing desperate change. One such woman is Gigi Bowman, founder of the Liberty Candidates organization which helps unite libertarian minded people of all parties to get their message out and win elections.

Since founding Liberty Candidates in 2009, Bowman’s organization has fielded hundreds of candidates and given their message a national forum to be heard and recognized.

Bowman, who is one of the Ron Paul movement’s most dedicated organizers, entered politics following the tragic loss of her daughter in 2003 to prescription medication. She has been a dynamic advocate for such controversial topics as pharmaceutical reform, GMO labeling and many other issues that candidates and parties are too timid to challenge. Taking her advocacy to the next level, Bowman announced last week her intention to run for office, seeking the New York State Senate seat for District 5.

Gentle yet every bit a courageous mother figure, Bowman wrote in an announcement e-mail to supporters, “I have watched as the loss of liberty has become more and more apparent … I am stepping up today to run for office because I cannot sit back and watch any longer as our beautiful country and the freedoms and liberties that our founders fought so hard for are diminished daily by political parties and administrations that are working against the people, not for the people. While we are struggling to afford what we hope are fresh, healthy food for our children, our legislators spend their days doing photo-ops, ribbon cuttings and running photo contests about our environment instead of educating us about what is happening to our community – most likely they don’t even know themselves!”

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take the emotions out

Analyze the situation more objectively. Is there any wrong committed by a farmer that plants GMO soybeans? What about corn? Or wheat? Is it wrong because us consumers will be limited or exposed to a product we want or dont want?

Most people that are anti gmo use the argument that it contaminates 'our' food supply. The food is only owned by one person so that is a pathetic argument. Many also argue that it is bad for ones health. So are drugs but it should be the decision of each to eat what they want. Then they argue but we dont know if it is gmo or not. Well you also dont have a right to tell people how they should sell their own food. What right of yours are being violated? That should always be the question.

For corn, there is cross pollination and so a non gmo farmer has the right to not be exposed to gmo pollen by his neighbor. Soybeans dont matter as they self pollinate.

Know your farmers is a good solution.

Government isn't going to help. Government needs to stop it's illegal interference. Roughing the Grower! 5 yards Penalty.

Joel Salatin talks to Lew Rockwell
http://www.lewrockwell.com/lewrockwell-show/2012/04/24/272-t...

Spread the word! And Good Luck Gigi!

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Well said my friend

Thanks for the link.

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Gimmick

Sorry, but Gigi as nice a person as she is is not qualified for State Senator. This is a perfect example of wasted resources. And it suspiciously looks like an attempt to attract attention to oneself for other purposes.

State-mandated GMO labeling

State-mandated GMO labeling is not liberty, and it's the opposite of the free-market. It's quite Bloombergesque, in fact.

lotta people in the liberty

lotta people in the liberty movement still haven't shaken their instinctual leftist behaviors.

Well,

you certainly caught my attention. I was always of the opinion that if something is 'instinctual', it's necessary for 'our' survival...a need, a must-be or must-have...

Soooo, leftist behaviors are necessary? LOL

Anyway, I want to know what's in my food. Unfortunately, there are a bunch of poopheads and soulless corporations who don't care if they destroy someone's health...they care solely about the money.

I want to live; I want good health. Until USA regains her moral compass, and this is no longer an issue, I believe my right to live and have good health takes precedence over their quest for the almighty dollar...

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Herding behavior requires abdication of personal responsibility.

Voluntary exchange benefits both parties or it doesn't happen.

Children have an instinct to protect their person and property. Mine!

Teams foster co-operation.

Games foster competition.

Yes, Habit4ming, I can see that instincts play a factor in many rational behaviors.

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I voted up because you are

I voted up because you are right. It just sounds like you misinterpreted what was going on here.

I agree

If it doesn't say ORGANIC on the lable, it's GMO.

That's a lie.

That's a lie.

A lie is a statement with intent to mislead

I did not make a statement with any intent to mislead.

I was speaking in general terms, there are few exceptions, which, for the most part do not apply to those who buy food at grocer chains, beccause of the mounts purchased (Under $5K production is exempt, and thus a small farmer at a farmer's market can lable his food, ORGANIC" legally. But this is not applying to any chain restaurnat, grocer, or distributor with production rights.

http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/getfile?dDocName=STELDEV3004446

I stand by what I said, If the lable does not say ORGANIC, it's GMO.

actually it must say 100%

actually it must say 100% Organic. Be Careful.

Freedom to Label non-GMO is

Freedom to Label non-GMO is not the same thing as forcing someone to label GMO. In many places it is illegal to label food "NON-GMO"

And by the way real people being affected by real issues --lets get rid of all the political rhetoric here. WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE HELL WE'RE EATING DAMMIT!

Grow it yourself or know your farmer

If you buy from the Federal Reserve Family of Companies do you really know what you are getting?

Joel Salatin talks to Lew Rockwell
http://www.lewrockwell.com/lewrockwell-show/2012/04/24/272-t...

Spread the word! And Good Luck Gigi!

Free includes debt-free!

Go Get Them Gigi*))

Wish more people would have the courage to run for high office.

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Do your own research and

Do your own research and homework instead of looking for Big Brother to take care of you. I've been GMO-free for 6 months now, it's not hard.

"I'm from the government, and I'm here to help." No thanks.

If you think Big Brother's gonna fix this for you, just lol, you fit in in New York.

And actually, it is already labeled for you anyways, see above, it's called "organic"

Thats not what she is

Thats not what she is advocating. She wants the freedom to label.

She already has it, like I

She already has it, like I said, it's called "organic"

"Organic" does not guarantee GMO free

They now have levels of "organic" labeling. They can write "ORGANIC" real big and the put "ingredients" in tiny print, for instance.
Furthermore, I can not put "organic" on what I produce even though it absolutely is. Those who think we have "freedom to label" are not trying to market healthy food.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

So start your own voluntary

So start your own voluntary organization with free-market based principles called "Scientific Enhanced Food (SEF)" labeling if the terms "GMO" and "ORGANIC" have been trademarked, or whatever. Or take it to court that copyright and trademarking as a whole (or whatever the cause) is unconstitutional. Like I said, more regulations from Big Brother are not the answer, figure it out yourself. If you think you can pass a law and sit back and everything's fixed, well that's why we have half of one Amendment left.

I prefer undoing existing law

and actually, I am just getting the farm started, I don't have anything to sell yet. We are seriously considering just not selling anything to avoid the odious regulations that go with growing and selling anything, regardless of label.
We do not want organic certification, it is just another tax. There is so little oversight that once certified, you can pretty much do whatever you want. But you are the one defending the existing "Big Brother" situation and casting aspersions on those in the fray trying to change it. This is not about asking "Big Brother" for protection, it is asking "Big Brother" to please stop copulating with Monsanto and covering for their frankenfood.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

How though? apparently I

How though? apparently I don't understand. Is it because they have the rights to the term "GMO"?

And no, I'm not. You're looking to Big Brother for security, I'm saying look to the Constitution and yourself.

LOL! I have a farm.

and the rights my Creator gave me.
Let me point out that you just admitted you don't understand the labeling game. Let me tell you again that I have, due to my trying to prepare to farm for a living, looked deeply into the matter. You want me to explain a rats nest of regulations to you in three sentences or less.... and I can't. I must be wrong then...
Here's one example, but you have to understand that these regulations are spread all over the place. You line your ducks up with one agency, then find out there is a whole pool of ducks that another agency wants you to tend.
I can grow lettuce, pick it, take it to a farmer's market. No worries. I can grow spinach, pick it, take it to market, no worries. If I put the spinach and the lettuce in a bag together, I am "preparing food" and will get fined or jailed for taking that to market without the proper licenses. No one is going to come check my lettuce or my spinach operations, they just want paid. If I want to put a label on it, and I want to brag about my organic practices, I am FORBIDDEN from using the word unless I have paid someone. That agency will come hassle me and jack me around over trivia for a while, then give me my certification, then NEVER COME BACK. So, how many "organic" labels are from places that STILL practice organic farming? Probably most. But there are almost certainly some sneaking in the pesticides and such, and I am prohibited from saying my lettuce is "organic" regardless of the lack of pesticides and such.

Love or fear? Choose again with every breath.

No, actually just trying to

No, actually just trying to have a civil conversation. You are in outer space, my friend.

+ 1

Good points.

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Are you so naive to believe

Are you so naive to believe the FDA actually inspects everything and not accept bribes? most of us know that Organic is not organic and the FDA relaxes the conditions that have to be met to be labeled "Organic" every year. Geees, knowing what you are eating is a fundamental right. To apply your thinking, that what right is there to label Organic food Organic? If you don't have to label food that is GMO, what makes you think you are really buying Organic?

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Are you so naive to think

Are you so naive to think that if the 'organic' label has been hi-jacked, the 'non-gmo' label can't and won't be hi-jacked too, or held to subpar standards? It's the same broken, corrupted system you're looking to to fix your problems. If you don't trust the label, dig deeper.

Some farmers don't buy into the fact that GMO's are harmful. I believe they are, but I'm not going to coerce someone to get inspected and put a label on something to make me feel better, for a product I voluntarily buy. If it's that big of a deal to me, I'm going to figure it out myself.

You should look into subjects

You should look into subjects before commenting on them in the future. The non-gmo label was 100% voluntary before it was stopped.

You're missing the point.

You're missing the point.