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If I ran for office would you guys support me?

Maybe for Mayor of a NJ town.

I'm giving it serious consideration considering I just graduated from a university with a degree in finance. Would you guys help me out?

I share much of the same views of Ron Paul. However I believe we should take Sovereignty further, I really want the government out of the lives of citizens.

-I'd like to kick out the DoE out of my town, privatize all schools.

-Our local hospital is shutting down due to bankruptcy, I'd like to give them a grant to purchase new equipment and then privatize that "hospital" into a clinic of which insurance is only accepted for major surgeries. (mentioned in the Manifesto: A Revolution)

-Give Township citizens the option to pay taxes with Gold & Silver (eventually make it mandatory). This is huge.

-Greatly reduce the twnshp police force by not hiring any more officers, and letting the police slowly shrink through officers retiring.

-Elect a sheriff specifically for the twnshp.

-Repeal the Patriot Act in my twnshp

-I'd also like to get rid of the courthouse and court system. This is America, why do we need to go to court? Court is an English system. (I'm still doing research into this)

-Repeal the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975 in my twnshp

By cutting down taxes would follow suit.

Some will be harder than others, but I think that should a town take such steps it would send a pretty big message to the rest of the country.

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A 19 year old

A 19 year old just got elected as mayor of Muskogee, a town of 38,000 people. You should research it, and see what he did, and do the same.

Good idea.

"What does conservatism today stand for? It stands for war. It stands for power. It stands for spying, jailing without trial, torture, counterfeiting without limit, and lying from morning to night."

Lew Rockwell

New Jersey needs a lot more Liberty!

I gave to Murray Sabrins' campaign and I hail from Pennsylvania. We were hoping for big things from Murray, but maybe next time. Yes, I will support you!

Thank you! I am very

Thank you! I am very grateful for the support.

I reserve the right to govern myself.

I reserve the right to govern myself.

You are too young. Not enough life experience son.

I love your ambition though.

Next, You must question the principle you are violating with the statement, "give them a grant" ...and ask yourself, "from who's money shall this grant come from? Was this money taken, or given with that intention voluntarily?" Son, when it comes to selling off government / public assets, perhaps the best method is THE RAFFLE. The raffling off of government land or property does not bring in money to the state, thus does not grow the State. It gets the asset into the free market. The first thing the winner of the asset will do is sell it. And they will sell it to those who see its true highest and best use. The second best method is to have a public auction. The State does get the money, thus keeping the State larger than we desire. Furthermore, auctions open up whole areas of corruption possibilities. Who is allowed into the auction, what gets auctioned, does the State truly get paid in the end, etc. A raffle is many times better, but the goal is the same.

Now, let me say this to all my young 20 something patriots. You have a political agenda. That is fine. But you need to LEARN THE ART of POLITICS....without selling out your Political Agenda. How can you both gain experience learning the Art of Politics, without "getting into politics perse?"

Answer: Your local Little League. No Right Left business there. No ideology. Just pure PEOPLE POLITICS. And let me tell you, its a real life lesson. Make it your goal to VOLUNTEER. If you are so ballsy to run for Mayor without any experience, try running for Little League President, without any experience. I doubt you will win. So start from the bottom. First volunteer as an assistant coach, then go for head coach, then go for becoming a board Member, then, finally, go for being the President of the Little Leaque.

Now let me point out that you will learn Roberts Rules of Order, the Little League Constitution and bylaws. You will learn about "budget battles" and how people handle or mishandle money. You learn how to raise money. You will learn who in your town has money. You will learn ALL THE MILLIONS of excuses why people Don't read the constitution, the by laws, make up their own rules, fail to follow thru, sound good to people but can't return the league's baseball equipment, are "the most honest person in the world" and found with keys or league funds in THEIR bank account. In a nutshell, you will learn real Politics and you will learn people.

THEN, and only then, will you be Ready to jump into the world of Real Politics--that is with theory of government and ideologies and how to rule. The lessons you will have learned in little league will teach you HOW TO READ PEOPLE...and disregard their personal politics. This is a very crucial skill, a political skill of REAL importance.

Now while you are on your way to becoming elected Little League President and learning Real People Skills.... on the side Read As Much Libertarians Books as you can. Then do what most Libertarians never do: Shut up. Don't talk about it, don't mention libertarian theory at all. Your schooling at the local little league should SHOW you how unimportant to people this is. People look for leadership, gravitas, charisma, energy, vision, honesty, kindness, and above all, themselves in you. The best politicians are mirrors, and when people look into a mirror, they make excuses. They will make them for you. The LP made them for Bob Barr. The dems for Obama. The Republicans for McCain. It is a very light quality, a skill, an ability to be everyones everyone. Its an ability to be me, when you are really you. Its "likeability" in this "me society", which means you must be "like me" (but better). Its a quality of character that you will learn to project. Ron Paul projects it too, don't kid yourself he does not.

When your little league training is over,.....and after 2 or 3 years being the league president I would say its over, you are ready to move on to anything your heart desires. You know people now. You will have LEARNED REAL Politics without the political Left - Right ideology, and that is VERY VERY important to your skill set.

If you are reading this and you do not "get it" or appreciate how 'political' your neighborhood little league is, then you REALLY need to take this course. You may not like baseball or know much about it, but when did I ever say this was "about baseball"? Its not. Its about pure raw politics -- and being GOOD at it, gaining an Instinct for it, and being REAL GOOD at it. If you are un-athletic, a girl, or a minority, Even More So! It may not be "you", but since when did getting a real 4 year degree in real raw politics ever feel like you? It feels unnatural, and that is a good thing, but also your weakness. But once you have graduated yourself from LL, you will be ready for anything to come your way. You will have what we call "an instinct for it". You will know WHEN its time to let slip in your libertarian ideology that you have held back and in check for years, like a boxer holds back his right hook. You will rarely bring it out.

You will realize as Town Mayor, or State Governor, how very little it matters --the ideology, the Left Right divisions -- in the general populace on how they see things and view politics through their eyes. Your Little League presidency will show you that some may care about the little league constitution being followed, some will not. But most importantly you will see how people really tick. You will Know Politics, pure politics.

Thats my advice to the Young Patriots out there.

In Peace & Liberty,
Treg

PS.
Little League budgets come from sponsors and other volunteers who donate. These budgets are often very big. Ours was over $30,000. You have a degree in finance, I would say go back, you are not done yet. Get a minor degree in book keeping and/or accounting. The fighting over the LL budget is a major life lesson ready and waiting for you. After you learn from these budget battles, you will be ready to take on the world.

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Advice well spoken.

I see that you broke down my logic based on the word "grant". It was on the fly and I wanted to convey meaning as opposed to exact details. However, thats not to say that I wouldn't plan on having exact details before proposing such a measure. Even if I sponsored a donation drive to bring the clinic into being, then so be it.

The little league analogy was a good one, however, I won't hold it against you that you do not know new jersey little league baseball! However, your logic is sound for it makes perfect sense. Not knowing me personally it would be hard for anyone to try to give tailored advice without knowing the whole situation, me myself. I've mentioned the idea to a few individuals who said something along the lines of "hey, I'd vote for ya". The state that I reside is probably one of the most corrupted in the country, either people are sick of what they've got and would flock to someone like myself, or, they are to stupid, or willfully ignorant, to understand the environment and try to invoke changes upon it.

One of the reasons I feel M. Sabrin wasn't successful is because he did not follow the chain of command like you mentioned. In order to be successful for a Senate or Governor seat you'd need endorsements from Mayors and county officials all over the state, which he didn't have. People like myself injecting themselves as mayor would open up the doors for the Ron Paul republicans to take Senate and Governor seats for each state.

I reserve the right to govern myself.

I reserve the right to govern myself.

Pick a few popular themes and do not be too radical

I encourage someone like you to run for office.

Do some focus groups, however, and try not to sound too radical. Make it sound like common sense.

Save stuff for your second term.

The Iraq War should not be part of your platform. No need to alienate the majority of Republican voters and Clinton voters (and even Obama voters will be prowar).

Thats really good advice.

Considering that most people are misinformed and preoccupied with everyday life to do the reading and research on their own leaves them in a situation in which they do not have time to gather all the facts. I think a well ran campaign
which can emphasize a lot of individual campaigning can be very successful on the township level. I could go door to door introducing myself to people and have a 3 minute conversation with them (plus its free).

The ability to reach people in a town as compared to a state is essential in winning back our country. I think our attempts at federal government elections will be very disappointing. However, if we can start running for mayor's, which most people don't know who their mayor is, the competition will be on a more level playing field and will allow us greater influence on higher levels of government.

I reserve the right to govern myself.

I reserve the right to govern myself.

I have supported

several people outside of my voting range and while I see the merit of doing that, it is very hard to guage the support from a distance. I think it is very important to be monetarily supported by your own voters. Really. That is the way it is really suppose to work.

That said, I might anyway, but it would not be a limit support like for Dr. Paul, it would be small. You need your voters.

How do you

think your message will be received in your town are they ready for your ideas? Peace

Prepare & Share the Message of Freedom through Positive-Peaceful-Activism.

Not sure.

But neither was Ron Paul when he first started his Presidential campaign. I think that the message of a smaller government.

My best guess is that it would extremely well received or it would be shot down in a heart beat. However, we won't know until someone tries!

I reserve the right to govern myself.

I reserve the right to govern myself.

serious consideration

You won't get support until you give people some idea of what you stand for and what you would do if elected. Do you have any political experience? In other words, who are you?

Sam Marsh
Musician
http://www.myspace.com/screwthebastards

I edited my post with some

I edited my post with some bullets and generalizations. Sorry for being so vague the first time around.

I reserve the right to govern myself.

I reserve the right to govern myself.

well done!

You have some interesting ideas. I don't live in NJ, but I wish you well.

Sam Marsh
Musician
http://www.myspace.com/screwthebastards

bump!

I reserve the right to govern myself.

I reserve the right to govern myself.