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Illinois GOP sends Armed Thugs to Libertarians Homes

August 22, 2014. Oak Park, IL. (ONN) Illinois Republicans went way too far in their desperate attempt to keep the Illinois Libertarian Party off the November ballot. Imagine your doorbell rings and two giant, threatening thugs with guns tell you you’ve committed a crime by signing the Libertarian Party’s ballot access petition. They then force you against your will to sign a document recanting your original petition signature. It happened across Illinois and it’s a Class 4 felony. Illinois Republicans may go to prison. And they may just lose what was going to be a landslide General Election over it.

http://www.illinoisherald.com/articles/2014/q3/illinois-gop-...



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I'm going to get flamed for this one, but

voting is rigged on a massive scale.

The winners are decided by the people who count the votes, not by the people who actually vote.

It's great that IL Libertarian's gathered that many signatures and honestly, I'd give all of their candidates a good look considering they're running as an "L," but we all know what's going to happen and who will be voted in. A "D" or an "R." Every time.

I believe these intimidation tactics are illegal and should be prosecuted, but let's be real about this: no one but a Democrat or a Republican will become POTUS.

Never the less, good post, OP.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Tried explaining that to my step dad..

and think he actually got it. Asked him to follow the paper trail that could prove his vote. Of course there is ZERO paper trail and the votes are counted by companies with "interest" in the outcome. Isn't there some Israeli company that was counting ballots for our elections? No paper trail, corporations "counting" and reporting the outcome, and a complicit media to handle everything else, including labeling those who see thru the nonsense as "wacky conspiracy theorist".

It's a company out of Spain called

SCYTL. They count all electronic votes, but that doesn't include paper ballots.

I'm not even sure what percentage of America still uses paper ballots.

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

Ballot Access Victory

http://www.lpillinois.org/

Ballot Access Victory

On June 23, the Libertarian Party of Illinois delivered 43,921 petition signatures to the State Board of Elections to put our seven statewide candidates on the ballot. We spent two months and countless volunteer hours defending our petition. The State Board of Elections ruled in our favor on August 22. Read the Press Release (pdf) for more details.

Illinois hopeless?

This type of intimidation was going on in Illinois back in the early 90's when I was Vice Chair of the state Libertarian Party. Every county Republican Party organization would attack all of the petition signatures as being fraudulent, simultaneously, and in all 102 counties, forcing us to defend 102 different challenges at the same time. It forced us to pull activists from around the country to help.

It was stupid of the Republicans, because since I saw the voting history of the Libertarian voters, I knew that roughly an equal number of LPI people had come from the Democrats as came from Republican roots.

The election boards are populated by the most extreme party hitmen, willing to do or say anything to push their agaenda.

Going back to the early to mid 1970's, the Dupage Libertarians submitted 10,000 petition signatures to put a measure on the ballot, and the County Board Chairman received the petitions, saying thank you and he would make sure they got stamped by the Court Clerk.

He "forgot" and the thousands of hours the Dupage Libertarians spent were wasted.

I have a dozen anecdotal experiences involving pre-meditated, well organized crimes by the various Republican county and state organizations.

It would just suck the enthusiasm right out of our activists.

Illinois politics is too corrupt. The Tribune and Sun-Times and the prosecuting attorneys are all in on it.

There is no hope for fair elections in Illinois.

Drive around it. Fly over it.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

Just GOP thugs

acting like thugs once again. It should be no surprise to anyone who saw the shenanigans against Ron Paul during the last election.

It is still infuriating though. This is why I don't participate in the election BS anymore. It is certainly not the vehicle to improve our society.

It's the good ol' Harvard boy

Bruce Rauner (GOP gubernatorial candidate) using his millions to fund this campaign of intimidation.

Illinois resident here

I have signed quite a few ballot access petitions for Libertarians(by my opinion) over the last 20 years. Come on and knock on my door with this whale vomit, I'm going to have a number of live streaming cameras waiting on you.

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Isn't "ONN" the Onion News Network?

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Google is government.

You are keen to notice,

but I believe in this case it is the Ohio News Network.

Yeah I saw that too but

this news is legit (unfortunately!).

Illinois must be some kind of a hell hole.

Does this go on in other states?

It is a hell hole

I was just down there for a video shoot for one of my clients and while I was down there I realized everything was more expensive, the people there think their poop smells like roses AND I got a red light camera ticket for not stopping for 3 seconds before making a right turn in a red. They do have amazing Italian beef sandwiches at various spots around the city though. You can feel the sliminess there.

"To ski powder is to waste it" - Jake Burton

Tell them to leave your property

If they do not , and you feel threatened. Kill 'em. Here in Texas, it is acknowledged that it is your right to do so.

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I shot an obnoxious Girl Scout cookie peddler..

I shot an obnoxious Girl Scout cookie peddler five times while she was tying her shoes on the way off the porch, right after she pointed her cane at me in a threatening manner. She fell into the tumbleweeds and through no fault of my own the coyotes ate her cookies.

Awww. Now don't worry about her. Obamacare is taking care of everything.

Yee Haww!

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

It would have been extremely disturbing to

Have lost those cookies. Especially if she had those ones with the caramel and the coconut w/ chocolate. I love those.

Lol.

Remember, these GOP douches showed up with guns on these people porch... And these weren't even your "legal" type of thugs from the city. These were just paid thugs. Pretty different situation.
Oh, no Obamacare needed when I'm through with them ... Unless Obamacare covers burial.

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Throw the book at them!

18 USC Sec. 241. Conspiracy against rights & Sec. 242. Deprivation of rights under color of law

42 USC Sec. 1981. Equal rights under the law, Sec. 1982. Property rights of citizens, Sec. 1983. Civil action for deprivation of rights, Sec. 1985. Conspiracy to interfere with civil rights, Sec. 1986. Action for neglect to prevent

See What the government is Spending?
http://www.amazon.com/What-Government-Spending-A-Citizen-ebo...

Contact the man responsible:

Sean M. Morrison,
35 Romiga Ln
Palos Park, IL 60464
(708) 361-2152 (home)
Wife: Lora

Morrison is the Palos Township Republican leader, and the armed thugs work for his company, Morrison Security.

Call and say hi, or something.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

"Hey, Lora. Is Sean in?"

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Beautiful!

That's just beautiful. Nice work!

Well, looks like they over

Well, looks like they over stepped their bounds this time in doing something so blatent, they cant possibly get away with it.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

I'll bet you 5 bucks

Nobody will do a day in jail over this.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ

Do you still "believe in the process?"

Ok, read this and tell me you still think that "the political process" is legitimate.

Is law illegitimate

because people break the law?

Your analogy is not a good fit...

A better analogy would be gambling in a Casino. It would be silly to believe that gambling in a casino (participating in the election system), where the house always wins and the odds are rigged against you, is a good way to make money (win freedom and liberty).

That's a good one

But casinos are optional. It's hard to argue that laws and the political process are optional.

I agree that our political process has lost legitimacy. (The aye's have it). That doesn't negate all political process.

If the dealer favors the house, it doesn't mean five card stud with your buddies is illegitimate.

We are capable of changing it. will we?

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Actually it's quite easy to argue that: Marbury vs. Madison

This Supreme Court decision stated that an unconstitutional law is unconstitutional not only from the date a court declares it so, but for all time, so nobody needs to obey an unconstitutional law.

Of course, there might be consequences if you're caught up in their web of lies, but one's best course of action is to minimize surface contact with the government and its agents.

But that decision showed exactly that: laws are optional.

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That's quite a leap

It doesn't really show that laws are optional, but that unconstitutional laws are optional. (What a great court decision.) You're not arguing they're the same thing are you? Still, one may have to fight unconstitutional law through a legal process, if as you say, there is surface contact.

Your last sentence is pretty far out there. Marbury vs. Madison says I can go break into my neighbor's house and help myself to their stuff, because laws are optional?

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Far out but not out of line

I didn't say the NAP could be ignored. It really, really can't -- as soon as you aggress against someone, they tend to react back.

"Laws" are optional, like "$50 fine for not wearing a helmet while riding a bike", or "jaywalking" or "speeding".

Consequences of one's behavior are not optional.

But legal, government consequences of consensual, non-aggressive, non-threatening, mutually-agreed on behaviors? Those are optional. More so, they should be abandoned.

My apologies for sounding more open than I meant it.

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