Liberty will be making quite the noise in next year’s legislative session in Tallahassee, Florida. With the launch of the Liberty First Network (LFN), liberty groups around the State of Florida will have their very own lobbyists fighting full-time to put Liberty First and special interest last when it comes to legislation in Florida. Learn more after the jump…
May 19, 2013
By: BRIAN COLE
Within the first half of May 2013, a trio of troubles has worked in tandem to undermine President Obama’s credibility. These problems surfaced only days after Obama had urged the spring 2013 graduating class at Ohio State University to reject the warnings from critics cautioning Americans of the trip towards tyranny taken by his administration.
News stories regarding the likelihood of a cover-up in the Benghazi attack, evidence of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) auditing and harassing Conservative and LibertarianGroups in the last three years, and the Justice Department’s illegal wiretapping of Associated Press (AP) journalists further call into question whether Obama’s actions are speaking louder or even contradicting his words.Read more -
“Tea Party” is a word that stirs strong emotions in many who hear it. A few years ago it was a word that emboldened conservatives and made liberals cower in fear. Times have changed. Are you aware that the term has recently reached an all time low in favorability according to a January 2013 Rasmussen poll?
In January 2013, 8% of voters identify as Tea Party, down from a high of 24%. 59% of voters have an unfavorable opinion of the group. How did the Tea Party’s image get so badly soaked?
The term “Tea Party,” to describe a political leaning, is a recent addition to our lexicon and has changed meaning as quickly as it has been defined,Read more -
The US Army Corps of Engineers wants to hear from YOU about the future of the Pier. Please write a letter and email in support of the Pier! Destroying the current pier and replacing it with the Lens with out a vote is not the right thing to do! Even worse, the impact will be felt by the entire county and those of us not residing in St. Petersburg have no say even if it does go to a vote.
Use this request for letters as your opportunity to express your concerns as a resident of Pinellas County!Read more -
We recommend voting for Michael Malterer for New Port Richey City Council.
ELECTION DAY: TUESDAY, APRIL 9
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Vote from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm at the Recreation and Aquatic Center, 6630 Van Buren Street. To be eligible to vote, you must reside within the corporate limits of New Port Richey. Please bring proof of residency.
This was my response to a thread in our Liberty Tampa Bay group in regard to the hopelessness factor that precludes many from getting politically active for a third-party candidate. Check out the full thread here (group membership is required to read). This is an important discussion to have as we move forward.Read more -
On behalf of the taxpayers of Pinellas County, local Patriot Patrick Wheeler has reached into his pocket to pay the majority of the legal fees to bring the Pinellas County Commission into compliance with the will of the Pinellas voters who overwhelmingly (73%) passed a local referendum for term limits in our county for the commissioners in 1996. Unbelievably, 16 years later, the commissioners continue on as though this never occurred.
After a Florida Supreme Court Ruling in May 2012, Mr. Wheeler filed suit in July 2012 to force the Pinellas Commissioners to comply.
The first round was their attempt to have the suit dismissed by the Judge in early December at the first hearing. They lost and then promptly hired 4 more attorneys bringing their headcount to 8! As of this date the county has now hired 8 attorneys to beat the lawsuit.
If the lawsuit proves favorable for the plaintiffs, 4 Pinellas County Commissioners out of 7 will be outed.
This is huge opportunity to return our county to justice and out of the hands of career politicians spending us into bankruptcy and high taxes. This will help send a message that the people’s vote matters.
If you would like more details on how to help, please refer to the South Pinellas 912 group’s page .
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Two bills, HB 1233 & SB 1728 - Genetically Engineered Foods, that would require the labeling of Genetically Engineered Foods in the State of Florida have been filed in both the House and Senate. The Senate bill has been referred to Agriculture, Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, & Appropriations. The House Bill is now headed for vote in the Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee.Read more -
Two new bills, HB 1061 & SB 1342 – Traffic Control, have been filed in the Florida House and Senate that would reform Red Light Cameras, making it easier to contest tickets and prohibiting right-turn on red fines. The House Bill is now in the Economic Affairs Committee and the Senate Bill is in the Transportation Committee. Please contact the members listed in the article and ask them to support HB 1061.
Update – 3/21/13: Florida Senator Jeff Clemens, an American Traffic Solutions donor recipient, has successfully gutted the Red Light Camera reform bill (SB 1342).Read more -
Senate Bill 846 and House Bill 797, titled Search and Seizure of a Portable Electronic Device have been introduced into committee. These bills would require a search warrant to be issued in order for a law enforcement officer to seize and search through someone’s cell phone (or other portable electronic device.) Please contact the representatives listed and ask them to support SB 846/HB 797.
Update #4 – 3/20/13: HB 797 passed the Criminal Justice Subcommittee on 3/19/13. Votes listed. The next stop is the Civil Justice Subcommittee, contact information for Representatives in this committee has been added to the article.Read more -