Monday, May 09, 2011

Ron Paul A Powerhouse

It's undeniable the impact Ron Paul has had, not only on the party, but the entire nation. Since his emergence into the mainstream during the 2008 election, a true debate about liberty has been going. As much as it pains me to admit Juan Williams has a brilliant opinion piece posted at The addressing Paul's political clout.

The media can no longer ignore him and neither can the Republican Party. Every time someone stands up and screams that Paul's unelectable ask them how Romney or Huckabee are any more electable. After all both are big government politicians who would continue to grow government control over our lives.

If we are truly to return to our founding fathers' vision of a free Republic we have to elect a president who will fight every day for that Republic. The only candidate I see willing to do that so far is Ron Paul.

Support Constitutional Carry

It's imperative that we get a true Constitutional Carry bill. We don't want a watered down concealed carry bill that will lead to fees or a database of all those who conceal carry. The Second Amendment is just as important as the First Amendment. Our lawmakers should not be putting all sorts of regulations in the way of  law-abiding citizens' right to concealed carry. For years liberals have gotten away with making law-abiding citizens beg for their Second Amendment rights. It's time the state of Wisconsin take the Constitution seriously and that includes the Second Amendment.
I want to pass along this e-mail from Campaign for Liberty with critical information for those who want to get involved.

May 7, 2011

Dear Wisconsin Patriots,

You made the phones blow up in the capitol in support of Constitutional Concealed Carry! Several legislators said that they could not believe the support for this issue.

This is a great first step, but this battle is going to be a hard one.

Especially since in its latest email, the NRA is supporting the watered-down "permit carry" bill.

The next step starts right now, and that is your commitment to attend and/or speak at one of the hearings on the carry bills. You see, we need to show massive support for Constitutional Concealed Carry, so we must show up in force at these hearings.

The hearings are scheduled for next Thursday--one in Wausau and one in Madison. Wausau will be on both the permit bill and the Constitutional bill, and Madison will only be on the watered-down permit bill.

Will you attend or speak at one of these meetings next Thursday?

Click here to RSVP to one of these hearings so that we know how many people we will have in support of Constitutional Carry.
Committee on Judiciary, Utilities, Commerce, and Government Operations
Thursday, May 12 at 12:00 p.m.
UW Marathon County
Center for Civic Engagement, Room 215
625 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI
(both bills will be heard)

Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Corrections
Thursday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m.
State Capitol Building
Room 417 North
Madison, WI
(only the permit carry bill will be heard)

Again, attendance at these meetings is critical. If you are able, please make sure you RSVP to attend one of these meetings next Thursday by clicking here.

The future of Constitutional Concealed Carry may depend on it.

In Liberty,

Todd Welch
Interim State Coordinator
Wisconsin Campaign for Liberty

P.S. It’s critical that we fill out the room at these hearings. Will you stand for Constitutional Concealed Carry? Click here to RSVP to attend one of these hearings.

A Pro-Business Wisconsin

Wisconsin is already seen the benefits of a Republican governor,State Senate and Assembly. has Wisconsin ranked 24th best state for business up from 41st under democratic control. What a huge improvement in a short period of time; imagine what Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican majorities in the State Senate and Assembly can accomplish over four years.

Since we've seen this improvement already, I can't wait until we can finally make this a right-to-work state and shrink state government. Wisconsin could become a paradise for businesses if we stay motivated and constantly involved. Not only is the recall elections vital but supporting our elected officials when they make the right choice is also every bit as important.

Our biggest competition will not be other Midwestern states, but rather the South. With the South being predominantly right-to-work, and lower taxes, they have the advantage right now.  If Wisconsin is going to continue its pro-business reforms right-to-work must be taken serious and should be a priority of Gov. Scott Walker.

Ron Paul: On the Elimination of Osama bin Laden

Last week marked an important milestone in the war on terrorism for our country. Osama bin Laden applauded the 9/11 attacks. Such deliberate killing of innocent lives deserved retaliation. It is good that bin Laden is dead and justice is served. The way in which he was finally captured and killed shows that targeted retribution is far superior to wars of aggression and nation-building. In 2001 I supported giving the president the authority to pursue those responsible for the vicious 9/11 attacks. However, misusing that authority to pursue nation-building and remaking the Middle East was cynical and dangerous, as the past ten years have proven. [read more]

Fear Tactics And Gun Control

I had to pass along this great post by Guffaw in AZ: Evil Black Rifles which gives a little history on his response to the assault weapons ban and what the current administration is up to.