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Left And Right Politics

…plus the cream in the center.

“President” Obama made his well-announced speech this evening about his plans on immigration reform. His televised speech was to inform the American people how he was going to single-handedly take the necessary steps for roughly 5 million illegal immigrants to take the path to citizenship here in the United States. A path that has been traveled once before when Ronald Reagan along with Congress passed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

In 1986 the steps taken were constitutional even though the original bill was butchered to get the job done. This year Obama’s plans are to do what “he” feels is the right thing. His plans are to bypass Congress using executive orders. His plans go against what the majority of the American people are clearly asking for from their government.

As for his speech, I totally agree with one comment Obama made this evening. Obama commented by saying…

“But today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it.”

As for the rest of it, well that is a whole other thing. Obama claiming to actively work on immigration issues since he took office is correct, but not in the way he presented it. In his speech, he states he increased border patrol agents and technology. In turn securing the borders and decreasing the number of illegal immigrants that crossed the border in the past six years.

While I agree with him being active, I’m sure I’m not the only one who remembers how Obama and friends tried to work on immigration reform. How about his handling of the Bill which was passed in Arizona in 2010. Let’s not forget Obama’s top cop Eric Holder working with him on the Fast and Furious scandal. Those are just two of the many ways Obama has been working hard for our national security. I won’t even mention the Feds over-reach of power when it comes to American citizens protecting their own land along the border.

In his speech, Obama points out how Congress had put forth a bill which did not pass because of the “Republicans in the House” wouldn’t allow it. It really pains me to see the so-called leader of the free world act like a child who didn’t get his way and is now going to leave with his ball. Too bad Obama if it doesn’t go the way you wanted. We have a representative republic here in America and if you were looking to be a king or dictator, you should have gone some where else like Kenya or the Middle East.

As in 1986, President Reagan and Congress had good intention (so they say) and we the People believe in our elected officials to do the right thing and keep to their word, we can’t expect any different approach to how this time it will be done correctly. All it will do (in my opinion), is to make it more appealing to sneak into this country illegally so in another thirty years, we can have this same situation again. His speech was nothing more than political tactic being used to prepare for the 2016 election. Obama has no legal authority to go forth with these plans of his towards making over five million illegal immigrants citizens. Obama should be impeached if he actually signs any executive order in regards to his immigration reform speech.

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Veteran’s Day

Posted by Billy

November 11th is the official day the United States remembers those who have ever served in the military. A day for us to thank those who have protect our freedoms and liberties not only here in America, but around the world. Originally proclaimed as Armistice Day, Congress made it a federal holiday in remembrance of the end of W.W. II
So today I would like to take this time to give my respect to each and every member of the armed forces for their service to protecting those from the forces of evil. I never served in any of the branches, but now later in my life, I wish I would have enlisted for at least one tour. The experience and knowledge I would have received would have prepared me better for my career as well as my business.
Thanks again for those who were willing to put their lives on the line for those they don’t even know.

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After 43 years as a established political party, as well as the third largest political party in America for the past three decades, the Libertarian party has failed miserably in the 2014 election cycle. Most notably in the state of Florida.

How can any party with the history the Libertarian party has over the past few decades, lose as bad as it did in all state races it had a candidate running in? In my opinion, it’s because the party on the national level doesn’t do anything for any candidate. I personally worked for two campaigns over the years (2010 & 2014). I have seen first hand how the organization has never donated, promoted or even supported legal action during any election.

In 2010, I worked on the Alex Snitker campaign when he was running against Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio & Kendrick Meek. During the campaign we traveled around the state to get his name out. We pushed his name and his plans for being in office. We received donations, but none from the national or state level party. Alex and his team raised the money without any help from the LP or the LPF. When it came to the debates, Snitker could not get in while the LP sat around doing nothing for their candidate.

Fast forward to 2014 where we had the best chance to change the tides of politics with Adrian Wyllie running for Governor. Adrian was running against two candidates who had previously held the position. Charlie Crist and Rick Scott were the two candidates running for Governor. During the campaign, the same effort was put forth for Wyllie as it was for Snitker. Again Wyllie was shut out from the debates and again the LP and the LPF did nothing to help push for his attendance in the debate.

Both Scott and Crist made fools of themselves in the three debates, especially in the second one in Miami where they butted heads over a fan under the podium. If Wyllie was in the debates, he would have shown Florida what a real leader who is not politically motivated looks like. Adrian would have won the three debates and would be Governor today.

Unfortunately that scenario never played out because of the Libertarian party’s lack of effort for it’s candidates. I’ve come to realize this will always be a one party system where it’s the political class against the citizen class. The politicians don’t want to upset their control over America while the people are so out of touch of the situation. The Libertarian party is also to blame for the system that is in place.

Let’s not forget there were also several candidates running for state and federal level positions in 2014. Bill Wohsilfer was running for Attorney General, Lucas Overby was running for U.S.House of representatives, Omar Recuero and Tony Caso running for State House. Each and everyone of them had horrible showing in the final count on Tuesday night. Both Wyllie and Wohlisfer recieved only 4% & 3% of the votes, while Overby got 24%. As for Recuero, he got only 3% and Caso did the best with 28% of the votes. The sad part of it was the two candidates which did double digits results, were only one of the two candidates in each of the races. That alone shows you how little the Libertarian party did for their candidates.

As it is now, I will not pimp, pump, push or prod any candidate running under the Libertarian banner. I will continue to vote for them because I (unlike others) will not think of my vote being wasted. I can no longer spend my valuable time when the party itself doesn’t give a shit about it’s own candidates. The Libertarian party is no better than the Republicans or the Democrats when it comes to bettering this country.

My heart goes out to Wyllie, Wohlisfer, Overby, Recuero, and Caso for their defeat in their races. I know first hand the work they put into their campaigns only to be let down by the Libertarian party and the Libertarian party of Florida.

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Florida Governor Race 2014

Posted by Billy

We are currently in an election cycle once again (there always seems to be one going on). This year being the midterm elections with the control of the U.S. Congress up in the air. Who knows how that will play out, but here in Florida, we have the Governor race going on between Rick Scott (R), Charlie Crist (D) and Adrian Wyllie (L).

This year is quite different from other races we’ve had in this state. Two of the candidates have already held the office they are competing for. Rick Scott currently is in the Governor’s office. To become Governor, Scott had made some alliances with corporations and in return would help those corporations (typical political move). Elected in 2010 Gov. Scott beat out Charlie Crist who was in office from 2007-2011. When Crist was in office, he was a Republican. During his time in office he switched party affiliation and became an Independent. Crist is now running as a Democrat (he just can’t make up his mind).

So in the last eight years these two candidates have been in charge of running Florida. Unfortunately Florida isn’t in any better condition than when Jeb Bush left office. There have been way too many political alliances made during their terms as Governor. As long as candidates from one of the two major political parties hold this office, nothing will ever change except for taxes to continue to go up and better paying jobs will continue to go elsewhere.

So the good news is this year we have another choice. Adrian Wyllie, Libertarian candidate is also on the ballot. The media makes sure you don’t know much about him so here’s a link to Wyllie’s About page to learn more. The man offers great leadership skills as well as a proven track record. His plans on reining in the government spending are sound and will in turn give the state a balanced budget. Neither of the other two candidates have been able to accomplish that task. We need to break the cycle of crony-capitalism if we are to move ahead economically. Voting for Adrian Wyllie would be the best choice when you sit down a look it all.

Wyllie has four points to his promise to Florida:

*I will dramatically cut the size and scope of state government, reduce regulation, and eliminate property tax for all Florida homeowners.
*I will keep government out of your wallet, your bedroom, your body, and your business.
*I will veto any legislation that infringes upon your economic freedom or personal liberty.
*I will defend ALL of your inalienable, Constitutional rights from an overbearing federal government.

I’ve added links into this post for all three of the candidates. Look over what each of them are offering and see for yourself. Rick Scott and Charlie Crist have spent millions of dollars on their campaigns. All of their TV ads attack the other candidate instead of talking about what they have already done for the state. That alone should send red flags to every voter out there. The Wyllie campaign has raised a tiny fraction of that and has already grown in the polls over the past few weeks leading into the final stretch of the race. Wyllie’s growing number have caused Scott and Crist to do everything to keep him out the media and the debates. They know he has been polling well and with him in the debates would mean certain doom for both of them.

This year we have several Libertarian candidates running for office in Florida. he are their names and links to their sites for you to do your research.

Bill Wohlsifer for Attorney General

Lucas Overby for U.S. House of Representatives Dist. 13

Omar Recuero for Florida House Dist 100

Tony Caso for State Senate Dist 20

I will come clean right now as to the fact that I am actively campaigning on Wyllie’s team. It has never been a secret that I am a Libertarian and this website is a strong supporter of the Libertarian movement. As I did in 2010 while helping Alex Snitker on his bid for U.S. Senate seat (which was won by Marco Rubio, I am doing for Adrian Wyllie. Oddly enough, Charlie Crist also ran in that Senate race and we saw how bad he did in that election.

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