Friday, December 28, 2012

2013 Resolution: Draft Judge Napolitano for President

The Ship of State is listing badly to port,
and Judge Andrew Napolitano is the star to steer her by.

Draft the Judge, He Tells The Truth

The Country Needs the Liberty Movement.
The Liberty Movement Needs Judge Andrew Napolitano.
Sign the Petition to Draft Judge Napolitano in 2013

We know that Judge Napolitano is the one candidate who can carry Ron Paul’s mantel in the 2016 elections.

He has demonstrated time and time again – on national television – that he won’t bow down to the Republican Establishment leaders. He has shown a unique willingness to challenge the doctrine of go-along-get-along in Washington DC. He has been fearless in standing up to the culture of elitism and top-down control that emanates from our nation’s capital.

We know that Judge Napolitano can prevent our movement from getting divided and conquered by those in both the Democrat and Republican parties who want to squash Liberty for the sake of their cynical electoral ambitions.

And, if the Judge’s long track record of Constitutional advocacy and principled leadership isn’t evidence enough, Ron Paul himself vouched for the Judge, stating he would call on Judge Napolitano to be his Vice President.

We’ve got our champion. We know who can stand on the bow of the ship of Liberty and point America towards the bright future she deserves. Now, we must rally together and make it our mission to convince the Judge that this country needs him desperately.

Like all those who should be in a position of power, Judge Napolitano is reluctant to entertain the possibility. This is all the more reason that he’s our guy. The Judge has no masters to serve except the Constitution, and no special interest groups besides the people of our great nation.

That’s the kind of man Ron Paul is, and that’s exactly the candidate the Liberty Movement must always have.


We watched last year as more of the political discussion in America turned toward the Liberty platform. And while this is a much-welcomed change in discourse, it brings a real and present danger. Republicans and Democrats alike are taking talking points from us, yet they aren’t doing anything in Congress or in the White House to put feet to their words.

We can’t allow empty talkers to steal our movement – that would surely lead to our destruction. That’s why it is so imperative that we have a proven Constitutional advocate holding the line as our commander.

Drafting Judge Napolitano isn’t just about having a true believer in the cause of Liberty – it’s about having someone who knows how to inspire and enlighten like Ron Paul does. And as Dr. Paul recognized when he called on the Judge to be his Vice President, Judge Andrew Napolitano has spent years doing just that.

Whether with his time as a jurist, or through his books and book tours, or his time on national television advocating for a return to Constitutional Liberty in America, the Judge has been a beacon towards the America our Founders intended.

So now that we know who can be the perfect leader for Liberty as our presidential contender for 2016 – endorsed in the strongest terms by Ron Paul, and a proven and unshakeable warrior for Liberty on the  national stage – we don’t have a minute to lose.

We must start 2013 off with a tireless effort to convince the Judge of just how much America needs him. And just like Eisenhower, Judge Napolitano will resist the Presidency until the people demand he accept it. In fact, supporters tried to motivate Eisenhower for more than two years before he finally threw his hat in the ring.

I can’t speak for Eisenhower’s motivations, but I know why Judge Napolitano won’t jump at the chance to run for President. He doesn’t want to control people. He doesn’t have any corporate masters to bow down to. He doesn’t have aspirations to power or control. He simply wants to stand in front of the American people and lead them back to the Constitutional liberties that we’ve lost over the decades.

And that is why he is exactly the man for this job.

The Country Needs the Liberty Movement. 
The Liberty Movement Needs Judge Andrew Napolitano. 
Sign the Petition to Draft Judge Napolitano in 2013!

We need you alongside us as we make 2013 about getting the Judge to accept the job of leading the Liberty Movement successfully through the 2016 Presidential elections. We can’t afford to wait until the primaries to build support for a Judge Napolitano presidency. We need someone to lead with a steady hand for the next three years, and guide the country toward the logical conclusion – that a return to Liberty is the only way back to prosperity and greatness.

If you haven’t yet, sign the petition and let the Judge know that he’s our man. And please take a few minutes and forward this email to every Liberty-loving American you know. Post the link to the petition ( on your Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, and every other network you happen to be a part of.

The voice of the establishment and those who would lead our Movement astray is loud and powerful, but the voice of We the People is always more powerful – as long as we use it to its full potential. We mustn’t let this year pass us by without taking advantage of this chance to reunite and reinvigorate the Liberty Movement.

Defend Liberty. Draft the Judge.
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P.S. Remember, "Beyond The Man Is The Movement". We must have a leader who doesn't just know how to talk the talk about the principles of liberty but also has a proven record of walking the walk on those principles. The country needs the Liberty Movement, and the Liberty Movement needs Judge Napolitano. And we need your signature to make it happen. Please sign the petition today!"

LP: 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.


P.S. If you have not already done so, please join the Libertarian Party. We are the only political party with a mission to give voters a choice to downsize Big Government, to do so in the most humane way possible, to greatly reduce taxes, and to slash high government spending. You can also renew your membership. Or, you can simply make a contribution.

Across America, High-Profile Professionals Want Schools Armed

By Jennifer Kabbany

In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre’s carnage, a variety of high-profile professionals across America – including a sheriff, attorney general, city councilman, county prosecutor and state lawmaker – are calling for teachers or other school employees to be armed in the classroom.

Recently at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., 26 people were shot and killed, including 20 young children, by a gun-wielding, mentally instable 20-year-old man. It was the latest in a long list of fatal school shootings that have occurred over the last 15 years.

Now, while some call for stricter gun-control, others say it’s time for teachers to pack heat. reports that a Tennessee proposal “would specifically allow the state to pay for training and arming some teachers, who would then secretly possess a firearm in the classroom. The plan was introduced by a Republican in the Republican-controlled state legislature and has received some support from the Tennessee governor, Bill Haslam (R).”

Meanwhile, the…

Source: The College Fix

Inalienable rights: Just for Americans?

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These “inalienable rights,” described by our Founders in the Declaration of Independence, are etched into the political ethos of America. Conservatives in particular cite them with great frequency in the course of modern policy debates. Protection for the unborn, exemptions for the religiously-minded, and a free market in which to advance one’s livelihood with minimal government interference are just a few stances that are inspired by the Founders’ particular conception of natural rights.

Upholding these allegedly God-given rights seems to be of paramount importance to conservatives, and rightly so. Allowing Jefferson’s assertion that inalienable rights do, in fact, exist (and there are non-negligible thinkers within the Catholic tradition – Alasdair MacIntyre being perhaps the most noteworthy modern example – who believe they do not), failing to apply them consistently amounts to disregarding what our Creator has ordained.

Furthermore, the integrity of the rule of law requires consistent application of the documents on which our nation was founded, the Declaration amongst them. In other words, though these documents may not be “living” in the way that liberals view the Constitution, their spirit must certainly be alive and well for the law to be legitimate. If these papers are no more than dusty historical artifacts, whose dictates and philosophical underpinnings have little relevance to the present, the very foundation of our government itself is undermined. Therefore, conservatives have positioned themselves as the champions of preserving the vitality of our founding documents and the ideas therein described.

However, with this in mind, it is disappointing to note that…

Source: Irish Rover

Teachers union, fired teachers sue Chicago for racial discrimination

The Chicago Teachers Union is supporting three recently fired black teachers who are suing the city for racial discrimination.

Donald Garrett Jr., Robert Green and Vivionell Brown Jr. lost their jobs because of the Chicago Board of Education’s turnaround program, which replaces most of the administrative and teaching staff at low-performing schools.

These turnarounds tend to hit schools with above-average numbers of black faculty members, and they have contributed to a 10-percent reduction in black teachers in the past decade.

Along with the three teachers, the union filed suit against Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday. Even facially non-discriminatory employment policies can violate civil rights laws if they disproportionately affect specific races in practice.

Robin Potter, an attorney for CTU, said in a statement that the city’s

Source: Daily Caller