Massachusetts Libertarian Party to Host Presidential Debate at Convention

From the Libertarian Party website:

The Massachusetts Libertarian Party will have a live Presidential debate — the first live, in-person debate for our party this campaign cycle — on October 17, as part of their state convention. The convention will be in Worcester, Massachusetts. The debate will be at 11AM.

Questions will be divided evenly between substantial issues and campaign organization. LPMA chair Dr. George Phillies will be the moderator. Candidates who are eligible to be nominated (must be a national party member and constitutionally eligible) are invited to attend.

The debate will be video recorded. It may be live-broadcast. Presidential candidates are invited to contact Dr. George Phillies directly at (508) 754-1859. Candidates are responsible for all their own travel expenses.

LNC chair Nicholas Sarwark will be the convention keynote speaker.

112 thoughts on “Massachusetts Libertarian Party to Host Presidential Debate at Convention

  1. George Phillies

    In addition, will will be electing the members of our state committee, our national convention delegates, hearing about how to petition, and having a platform debate. Enthusiastic members have submitted nearly 30 draft platform planks.

  2. George Phillies

    In addition, we will be electing the members of our state committee, our national convention delegates, hearing about how to petition, and having a platform debate. Enthusiastic members have submitted nearly 30 draft platform planks.

  3. NewFederalist

    If a person is so libertarian as to not wish to join ANY organization including the LP, would that disqualify them from participating in this debate?

  4. paulie

    Nathan Norman says:
    September 22, 2015 at 9:43 pm
    Did you get the invite to the Mass. debate?

    rwm4prez2012 says:
    September 23, 2015 at 1:53 am
    No.
    I’m thinking about calling George Phillies. I met him at the 2008 NJ/PA LP state combined convention.
    I’ll go if I’m allowed in the debate.

    Nathan Norman says:
    September 23, 2015 at 3:50 am
    He’s not going to let you go. Let’s invite ourselves and disrupt the whole thing.

  5. Derrick Michael Reid

    It was a wonderful debate. I had a good time. MA LP folks are super. My many thanks to Dr George Phillies, and the MA LP for hosting. I was a pleasure. This was my blog announcement.

    Libertarians Awake! Pursuant to Dr. George Phillies’ invitation, I will be attending in person the Libertarian Party Massachusetts State Convention for a presidential debate on 10/17/2015. As you all are aware, the DEM and REP pandering political machines have had panderbate infomercials, which are little more than, if not less than, farcical political party publicity stunts. The DEMs pander the moral hazards of decadent socialism, while the REPs engage infighting spewing their brand of band aid pander offering insignificant and ineffectual solutions to major systemic problems. The DEMs and REPs presidential candidates are following the script, as expected, and offer no solutions to major US problems. The current situation has been predicted and is totally expected as the DEMs and REPs bury themselves in fraudulent pandering and debilitating infighting, providing the Libertarian Party a rare opportunity to capture the White House and save the country from social chaos if not anarchy and economic collapse if not devastation. After 110 years of DEM and REP political control at the federal level, bankrupting the country, concentrating totalitarian socialistic fascist power in DC, bastardizing our Constitution, Republic, Money, Markets, limiting our liberties and freedoms from government, transferring wealth from the 99% to the top 1%, embedding corruption and undue influence in federal government functions, destroying our economy, and causing war in numerous military interventions abroad, we Libertarians must rise up in 2016, to save the country from ruination. The timing and expected course of the DEM and REP pandering political machines and their candidates, is going absolutely perfect and according to plan and expected script, for a rise of the Libertarian Party in 2016, Restoring Americana Greatness. In the spirit of our lost manufacturing base of the 1960s, “WE ARE AMERICANS, WE CAN DO!”

    Very Truly Yours, in Liberty and Freedom
    Derrick Michael Reid B.S.E.E., J.D.,
    2016 Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party,
    the only known candidate with qualifications and
    skills necessary to fully restore Americana Greatness.
    Engineer, Lawyer, Military Scientist,
    Market Analyst, Geopolitical Analyst.
    ======
    It was a pleasure and an honor to meet LNC chair Nicholas Sarwark who delivered a fantastic keynote address.

  6. Nicholas Sarwark

    It was a pleasure and an honor to meet LNC chair Nicholas Sarwark who delivered a fantastic keynote address.

    Thank you for the kind words and for taking the time to travel to the Massachusetts convention.

  7. Wang Tang-Fu

    “the only known candidate with qualifications and
    skills necessary to fully restore Americana Greatness.”

    You’re Donald Trump?

  8. Wang Tang-Fu

    ” taking the time to travel to the Massachusetts convention.”

    Sorry – I misread that as “time travel to the Massachusetts convention” the first time.

  9. Derrick Michael Reid

    Libertarians sense the ever growing federal mandates and laws restricting liberties and freedoms, and know something is going very wrong, as political power concentrates in totalitarian socialistic fascist DC. Libertarians may remind some as college grads, eager beavers, dreamy eyed, and idealistic, and that is great, though practical realities must be cemented. Societies require government controls, economic controls and cultural controls, or societies devolves into decadent anarchy and economic ruination. A reasonable and practical balance must be struck. Modernly, DC is out of control and the nation desperately needs that balance in DC. So, I will bring that necessary practical reality to the libertarian party only so far as to make it competitive for the US Presidency, and will bring that needed balance to DC. The best message is “less government, more fun”, which is code speak for maximum liberties and freedoms from government, within those necessary but minimized controls, so as to maximize prosperity, liberties, freedoms, yet maintain necessary order for any functioning society.

  10. Jill Pyeatt

    Derrick, I read somewhere that you live in Southern CA, Orange County specifically. Is that correct?

    If it is, have you attended any local LP meetings? Will you, between now and the convention in May 2016?

  11. Derrick Michael Reid

    Jill

    I have attended local Orange County California LP meetings a few times, and once in LA. I am not concerned with state issues, as the states of the republic can choose their on ways under the constitution defining our republic. I found the local libertarians to be set in their perspectives and directed mostly to state and liberal social issues, and generally not appealing to the general population at large. When people with particular viewpoints seek tolerance and respect from others, they must approach others with tolerance and respect, in order to get tolerance and respect in return. Many in the libertarian party are passionate about certain issues, and that is great, but if that passion overwhelms their civility, they intolerantly disrespect others and other view points, being counter productive to that which they seek. I can not assist much those who are extremely passionate about local issues. But that is not the emphasis of a US Presidential campaign seeking to unite all political groups for saving the country from collapse and ruination, when attempting to rally ALL AMERICANS to the Libertarian banner for the US Presidency, that I most certainly will win, and will win big. I am the only Libertarian candidate with a message that would appeal to the country as a whole across all political persuasions. I would be considered a SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE LIBERTARIAN, believing in adequate state safety nets, and thus generally appealing to the public as a whole across the nation, and not as much to local Libertarian organizations directed mostly to a few particular local state social issues that concerns them most, particularly on the liberal east and west coasts. In restoring the constitution, the republic of states choose their own respective ways, and that is where local libertarians having passionate views toward state social issues can assert themselves. Of course, I would be happy to attend a California State Convention including any presidential debates, as well as any other state convention having some interest in the US Presidential campaign. The keynote address by LNC chair Nicholas Sarwark should be heard by all libertarians, as it was on point to growing the party where many, of course, do not share identical views on all issues, but have, as a common binding thread, belief in maximum liberties and freedoms from government. When I have the honor to represent the Libertarian Party before the nation, standing for the US Presidency, the Libertarian banner will be planted on the White House, as all opposition candidates will be exposed for the farcical panderers that they are leading the nation into social chaos and economic ruination. My libertarian friends, you all have now an ability to save the nation from collapse and make the Libertarian Party nationally competitive.

    I took the liberty to edit that 4 hour video into a 1 hour video, only presenting the debate. The MP4 file is 512MB unsuitable for email attachment. It can be viewed here.

    So, who won the debate? You make the call.

    http://www.totalitariandemocracy.com/lectures/public-interviews/malpdebate

  12. paulie

    Just as a suggestion, more people may read your comment if you break up your paragraphs more. Personally my eyes glaze at a single unbroken paragraph that long and brain refuses to deal with it.

  13. Jill Pyeatt

    Derrick–let me guess: you met Bruce Cohen at one of those meetings. Sorry to hear it.

  14. Jill Pyeatt

    You might find Los Angeles County more hospitable. The activists here tend to be more focused on general liberty concepts, and we enjoy meeting new people. I can’t imagine having the support of some people between now and the state convention wouldn’t be helpful to you. If you have any interesting in meeting my Pasadena/Glendale group, our next meetings are November 11 and December 9. Our state chair and several At-Large Ex Com members attend them.

  15. paulie

    Derrick–let me guess: you met Bruce Cohen at one of those meetings. Sorry to hear it.

    Cohen still goes to LP meetings in OC? I though he moved to the desert and spends 100% of his time on facebook now.

  16. Jill Pyeatt

    I don’t know if he shows up at meetings now. He’s chased many people away, that’s for sure.

    I had heard he was quite ill, but he seems to be better now because there’s been quite a bit of FB activity lately. He’s blocked, so I don’t see him. However, someone sent me a comment recently that he’d made on one of her threads where he said I’d had him thrown off the Libertarian Party of CA FB page because he’s Jewish. Utter fiction! What the heck is there about me that makes men I’ve never met tell lies about me??

    #%&@!!!

  17. Jill Pyeatt

    No, I haven’t met him We were both at the Denver convention in 2008, but he already had quite a reputation as a trouble-maker, so I never went over to introduce myself. He didn’t sit with CA, if I recall. He sat by himself with his dog in a back corner of the room.

    Apparently, he is a friend of my 2015 troll-attacker, and has told him some of the untruths, such as I’ve been censoring people for 6 years. Nah. The only page I administer for the LP CA is Los Angeles County, and I’ve done that for only about a year. Plus, I’m only one of several administrators.

  18. paulie

    Being on FB a lot is not an indication that someone is healthy or that they are getting out and about in the real world. From what I have been told he has moved to a remote location and rarely goes anywhere anymore. He also hates the LP with a passion, as well as Ron Paul and many others in the movement, so I would be really surprised if he was attending Orange County LP meetings this year.

  19. Jill Pyeatt

    I’m sorry to say that I don’t think there are regular meetings in Orange County. The CA LP has a lot of room for improvement, and I hope to see it soon.

  20. paulie

    I have a hard time seeing Mark Herd having a lot in common with Bruce Cohen.

    Based on his comments on FB they have a lot in common. They both hate the existing LP leadership in CA, love Wayne Root, etc. They have many of the same people they attack. And so on.

  21. Andy

    “paulie

    October 20, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    ‘I have a hard time seeing Mark Herd having a lot in common with Bruce Cohen.’

    Based on his comments on FB they have a lot in common. They both hate the existing LP leadership in CA, love Wayne Root, etc. They have many of the same people they attack. And so on.”

    Herd is a hardcore 9/11 Truther and a Ron Paul supporter, so I can’t imagine them getting along too well for long.

  22. Andy

    I don’t think that Herd really knew who Wayne Root was. Herd got involved in the LP after Wayne Root was already gone, and he listed Wayne Root on a list of candidates as a mistake, as he was looking up information on candidates for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination and he found some out of date information about Wayne Root seeking the nomination, and not realizing that it was old, he listed Root as one of the candidates that was running for the nomination. He removed Root from the listing after I pointed out to him on this site that Root had left the LP in 2012 and had endorsed Mitt Romney for President.

    Herd did not even know who Wayne Root was when I spoke to him in early 2015.

  23. Derrick Michael Reid

    Libertarians, 2016 presents the Libertarian Party with a truly historic opportunity, not seen in the US for over the last 150 years, to capture the White House and save the nation from social anarchy and economic collapse, caused by 110 years of Democrat Party leftist proposing and Republican Party rightist enabling, resulting in national bankruptcy, economic stagnation, social strife, bastardization of our Constitution, and the concentration of totalitarian socialistic fascist political power in DC, suppressing our liberties and freedoms from government. The two major pandering political machines have selfishly locked up the voting booth as two sides of the same coin, by corrupting our federalism, by unconstitutionally mixing social programs with federal responsibilities at the federal level, so as to enhance their political pandering abilities and increase their money elitist campaign contributions, causing wealth transfers from the 99% to the top 1%, income inequalities, destruction of the middle class, destruction of our manufacturing base, enslavement of all Americans as tax mules or state dependents, confused ineffectual government, destruction of our once real honest money, and destruction of our once honest price-discovery markets. The United States titters at the precipice of national ruination. The call is made to all my libertarian friends to unite and stand up together as one, for this noble purpose, to lead the nation and all Americans and all political groups, in Restoring Americana Greatness, Constitution, Republic, Liberties, Freedoms, Prosperity and Peace. Rarely in generations do confluences align offering national salvation by so few freedom lovers as now. Now is our time, our time to rise up and stand united for this noble purpose. Please join me. Now is our time in history to fulfill our destiny and restore our great nation.

    WE ARE AMERICANS, WE CAN DO!

    Very Truly Yours, in Liberty and Freedom
    Derrick Michael Reid B.S.E.E., J.D.,
    2016 Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party,
    the only known candidate with qualifications and
    skills necessary to fully restore Americana Greatness.
    Engineer, Lawyer, Military Scientist,
    Market Analyst, Geopolitical Analyst.
    Libereens@yahoo.com
    http://www.totalitariandemocracy.com

  24. paulie

    I don’t think that Herd really knew who Wayne Root was. Herd got involved in the LP after Wayne Root was already gone, and he listed Wayne Root on a list of candidates as a mistake, as he was looking up information on candidates for the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination and he found some out of date information about Wayne Root seeking the nomination, and not realizing that it was old, he listed Root as one of the candidates that was running for the nomination. He removed Root from the listing after I pointed out to him on this site that Root had left the LP in 2012 and had endorsed Mitt Romney for President.

    Herd did not even know who Wayne Root was when I spoke to him in early 2015.

    He’s just regurgitating whatever Cohen feeds him.

  25. Jill Pyeatt

    Well, I definitely think Bruce is manipulating Mark. Mark, of course, doesn’t know who is who in the CA LP, and he doesn’t know that Bruce doesn’t come around anymore. He also doesn’t know that Bruce makes stuff up (which Herd is excellent at himself, actually). Someone did show me a dialog between Bruce and Mark on FB about Ron Paul, which became humorous because we all know how much Bruce hates Ron Paul. Mark, of course, doesn’t know that.

    I’m very pleased that Mark has found a “niche” where he can be useful, as far as helping to facilitate Presidential debates. He really isn’t involved in the CA LP at all, I don’t think.

  26. paulie

    Someone did show me a dialog between Bruce and Mark on FB about Ron Paul, which became humorous because we all know how much Bruce hates Ron Paul.

    And Bruce didn’t tell him in the conversation? LOL

  27. Jill Pyeatt

    I will not invite him to a meeting a second time (Reid). If he has any interest in getting to know local Libertarians, he’ll take me up on my offer. Otherwise, he can show up at the convention with no one from CA knowing him.

  28. Andy

    “Jill Pyeatt

    October 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I will not invite him to a meeting a second time (Reid). If he has any interest in getting to know local Libertarians, he’ll take me up on my offer. Otherwise, he can show up at the convention with no one from CA knowing him.”

    It is not a good sign for somebody to run or a party’s presidential nomination when people in the party do not know who this person is, and even more so when party members who live in the same area as the would be candidate do not know who the person is.

  29. Jill Pyeatt

    My point exactly, Andy. I made the invitation once, but if he blows it off, I won’t invite him again.

  30. Derrick Michael Reid

    I have emailed the CA LP a few times, but no response. I can be easily reached.

    Cain Beal indicated that the states are interested in obtaining local elected officials, concerned with local and state issues, suggesting that local meets is not where a Presidential Candidate should appear. So, I am at a lost, really how to approach state LP organizations. Dr. Phillies invited me to the MA LP Presidential debate, and I made the 3000 mi trip. So, I need guidance, a handler, in approaching state organizations.

    1st order thinkers, as are most people, do have trouble comprehending 3rd order thinkers, particularly one with a plurality of professional skills. Societies are complex systems occupied by complex humans brains, and that combination is a very difficult thing for many to get their heads around comprehensively and understand motivations and drivers, systemic problems and solution, to get outside themselves and view the entirety objectively, living with life long preconceptions and prejudices. It is perfect normal and expected that 1st order thinkers, operating from limited perspectives, to think others operating at higher discerning levels to be deficient, especially upon first impressions.

  31. Matt Cholko

    I don’t think you need a handler, Derrick. You just need to reach out to state and local part leadership, ask if you can attend an event, then show up. For that matter, you could skip the reaching out and asking part, and just show up.

    Before you do much of that though, I’d suggest that you get a more professional website, eliminate about 90% of the content, and make your positions easier to understand. I tried to learn more about you. But, basically, I just skimmed through a bunch of rants and explanations of problems. I gave up after a few minutes. Basically, it came down to tl;dr, with a strong smell of crazy. I think you’d be well served to clean that up.

  32. Derrick Michael Reid

    yes, the world is very convoluted, with eddies and cross currents enumerable, making any explanation of systemic problems and comprehensive solutions, a significant task. Just one solution, eliminating the national debt, for example, could take volumes to explain why and how. I need to raise a few million and hire a staff, including, editors, communicators, drivers, managers, handlers, computer operators, and such like. I am working that problem now.

  33. Jill Pyeatt

    Derrick, it’s November 11 at Panera Bread, 3521 Foothill Blvd., Pasadena. We meet at 7 for consersation and dinner, and the business meeting starts at 8.

    I’ll make an event page over the weekend, and send you an invite!

  34. Jill Pyeatt

    Derrick, I’m sorry to hear that you called the CA main office and didn’t get much of a return call. Hopefully, that won’t happen now, as we have a new chairman and an Executive Director. We do like to run candidates for local races (some people call them “winnable”), but I think it’s important to have candidates for state-wide and national offices, too. The good thing about the CA LP now is that there’s so much room for improvement!

  35. Derrick Michael Reid

    Every few hours, I get these brainwaves. Here is today’s for example.

    HRC has flip-flopped on issues, abortion, guns, marriage for example. That is mere fact, and calling someone a flip-flopper has its prejudicial effect.

    I take it to the next level. An over-riding concept is the DEM/REP MO of pandering and advertising to win elections. I am critical of the pander, that is pervasive. It comes in 3 varieties mostly, 1) Buying Votes, 2) meaningless sound bites, 3) band aid. When addressing the motivations for such pander, it is reduced to 1) deceit, 2) corruption, 3) incompetence, 4) ignorance, 5) ideologue, or 6) empty pander, and we really cant tell which is the mental driver, and we cant mind read. That is the pander structure.

    When HRC “flip-flops”, what she is really doing is retargeting her pander as to time and audience, and thus exposes her as a fraudulent politician, who will say anything to anyone for self-glorification and votes.

    Most will just call her a flip-flopper, and leave it at that. I go deeper, and explain what she doing, and why she is doing it. It may be to analytical for most, but it gives me an ability to utterly destroy any DEM/REP politician seeking the presidency. I will expose them for what they are, shame them and humiliate them to no end, because I am just a real nice guy, 😉

    Ted Cruz is one of the best actually. His kids are cute, his wife adorable, solemnly prays, patriotically pledges, and accurate fires his rifle. If that guy could kiss a few hundred babies, the White House would be a lock. 🙂

    Huckabee says he will stand up for religious rights. I dont care if he stands up, sit down, does jumping jacks or back flips, I want to know what is his plan, his concrete actionable, executable plan to perfect an articulated objective. But you dont get that.

    They ARE ALL Like that.

    Trump’s latest is to buy votes of those making less and 25K$/year with a tax cut. That is, “vote for me, and I will give you the goodies”. Straight forward vote buying pander.

    I can call them all on it. They are ALL SO PATHETIC, actually. Its astounding actually, and one sad commentary to electioneering in the USA.

  36. Matt Cholko

    Derrick…. If you’re seriously interested in getting the LP’s POTUS nomination, then you’ll have to keep in mind that this is politics. It’s Libertarian politics, where there is a lot more discussion of principle and philosophy than other places. But, its still politics. Most people are not going to read a long diatribe. If you want to say something, say in a bullet point, then follow it up with a paragraph. You can link to your diatribes from there if you want to (I’d advise against it still), but you have to get the main point across in a second or so.

  37. wolfefan

    With regards to flip/flops, isn’t it possible that someone just changed their mind? Could it be that circumstances changed over a period of years and the view that made sense at one time no longer makes sense? Or were the guys who endorsed the Articles of Confederation and later changed their mind in favor of the Constitution just incompetent, ignorant ideologues?

  38. Derrick Michael Reid

    Of course politicians can change their minds, but when they do, a clear explanation as to why is deserved, and none is forthcoming, indicating deceit, as they simply hide behind the new pander of the day.

    HRC has yet to explain why gay marriage or abortion is a federal issue, for example, but none is forth coming. Understand, that when a DEM/REP panders any social issue, while its great pander, at the federal level, they in the first instance propose to further bastardize the Constitution, and in the second instance expose their flip-flop pandering as mere vote getting pander. The states have the reserved powers as sovereign states of the REPUBLIC to control social issues such as marriage. If the religious right or the LGBT seek to redefine marriage or expand equal protection, they should do it by the numbers, under rule of law, and force a convention of states for constitutional amendments.

    Under the 19th amendment, the supreme court could extend women rights to abortions, under gender equal protection, or restrict abortion under 13-14 amendment to life. There is some constitutional basis for ruling in this area. There is no constitution basis for ruling in the marriage area restricting or expanding marriage rights. No one can claim that the constitution authorizes at the federal level, a definition of marriage, or that a life in being other than by live birth, following the common law upon which the constitution was written. C-Sections can be the basis for restricting abortion to the 3rd trimester at the federal level. The founding fathers who wrote the constitution did not even remotely consider gay marriage or abortions, and judicial fiat should not be used to rewrite the constitution, through political persuasions of those on the bench who have engaged in routine judicial fiat, to bastardize our constitution, or pandering politicians. The founding fathers wrote what they meant and meant what they wrote. If segments of our society seek a change in the constitution, they should do it by law, through amendment, otherwise, we have no rule of law, and the entire system collapses as it is doing now, failing to insure domestic tranquility, an over riding purpose of the Constitution.

    If the local state LP parties seek progressive liberal abortion and marriage freedoms, they should follow the constitution, and perfect such liberalization at the state level under states rights of sovereign powers, and/or through constitutional amendments at the federal level. That is the lawful, proper, and acceptable path, and not through judicial fiat and political pandering at the national level.

  39. Wang Tang-Fu

    ” I need to raise a few million and hire a staff, including, editors, communicators, drivers, managers, handlers, computer operators, and such like. I am working that problem now.”

    How’s that working out for you?

  40. NewFederalist

    Uh… I don’t think so. But if a bear can be Catholic then I guess it’s possible.

  41. Wang Tang-Fu

    Sorry, my translation program malfunctioned. It should have said the Vatican, not the woods. I think there were woods where the Vatican is now when this thing was programmed.

  42. Derrick Michael Reid

    Libertarians

    The plan includes rallying the socialists back under the American Flag and founding father principles, and this can done very easily. They will truly feel the BURN.

    Firstly, we remind the socialists of the corruption of the federal government by mixing unconstitutional social programs with federal responsibilities at the federal level, enabling DEM/REP social pandering at the national level. Socialist still have lingering notions of Freedom, Constitution, Patriotism, and Founding Father Principles.

    Secondly, socialists will be reminded that the singing sirens of moral hazards of socialism corrupts all it touches and is doomed to failed, as did the soviets, based upon rewarding the unproductive and penalizing the productive, particularly under centralized DC control.

    Thirdly, socialists will be shown that socialism is a corrupt cowardly play against the lock up by the money elitist transferring wealth from the 99% to the top 1%, and thus, the socialists, rather than defeating the money interest to provide a level capitalistic playing field in which all can earn an honorable share in the nation wealth creation, cowardly seek a nanny-granny state in desperation from the financial repression of the FED, banksters and greedsters.

    Fourthly, socialists be shown that robust safety nets at the state level provide necessary temporary assistance to those who have fallen on hard times, as suitable means to provide dignity to those who try hard but fail. The socialists, with lingering affections to America and Constitution and the dignity of work, will be shown to the path, to come back home, to American founding principles.

    We are a nation of the free and brave. We should be free and not enslaved by state dependency. We should be brave to face the competitive market labor force, to make our own way, providing dignity, self-respect, and individual reward. The socialists are confused and desperate and only need to be shown the path back to self-respectability, dignity, and participation in national wealth generation.They are our nation’s lost sheep, and we must not give up on them, but only need to show them the path back to Freedom, Constitution, Dignity and Self-Respect, and they will come back in droves. This is a noble purpose of the Libertarian Party, not to lambast and ridicule confused socialists, but understand their plight and show them the way back to self-respect, dignity and freedom from government enslavement.

    We libertarians have the ability to unite ALL political groups in the US, to rally all under the libertarian banner at the national level, for the purpose of capturing the White House, and restoring Americana Greatness, Republic, Liberties, Freedoms, Prosperity and Peace.

    IT WILL BE DONE.

  43. Wang Tang-Fu

    It’s funny, my translation program came back with a very short phrase, yet I can see you wrote several paragraphs in English.

    But I was still wondering how this is working out for you so far:

    ” I need to raise a few million and hire a staff, including, editors, communicators, drivers, managers, handlers, computer operators, and such like. I am working that problem now.”

    If it’s not working out that great yet, do you have a detailed plan involving more than just wishful thinking to bring yourself to that level? Have you looked at what other pre-nomination LP presidential campaigns have raised and from how many people? How many people give money to such candidates at or even show up at LP state and local events? How many dues paying members the LP has? Are you getting a lot of outside media coverage that would bring you donors and volunteers from outside the LP?

  44. Derrick Michael Reid

    From my perspective, the White House is already won. 😉
    And the Libertarian Party and the Nation dont even know it yet. 🙂
    Most have no clue whatsoever, but that is according to plan, and
    timing is key, to ride momentum. The problem is not defeating the DEMs/REPs, that is the real easy part. The trick is financing to travel to secure the LP nomination. I am working that problem now.

    ……

    Fifthly, there will be a jump start economic boom, that will provide jobs and opportunity for all those wanting to work for a living. America can go back to work full time, with quality jobs, with a multi-faceted approach. Again, the solutions are integrated, comprehensive, and pervasive.

    I am always amused by these DEM/REP band aid platforms and planks. They do not address the comprehensive whole, and necessarily provide no solutions, whatsoever, to the systemic problems. I know their tactics, I understand the fallacy of their proposals. I will pick em apart and take no prisoners.

  45. Wang Tang-Fu

    ” The trick is financing to travel to secure the LP nomination. I am working that problem now.”

    What have you come up with? How’s it working so far?

    “The problem is not defeating the DEMs/REPs, that is the real easy part.”

    Of course! That should go without saying.

  46. Derrick Michael Reid

    Sixthly, Democrats and Socialists can participate in restoring the constitution and republic by establishing sufficient safety nets at the state level as the states respectively deemed desirable.

  47. paulie

    I think it may have been on another thread, we are looking for someone who would be willing to transcribe the debate. Of the people who replied, I type too slowly and Caryn is too busy. If anyone is both willing and able to do it please let us know.

  48. Derrick Michael Reid

    Transcribe?

    I made two mistakes.
    1) Trade deficit is 600B$/year (50B$/mo) not 50B$/year
    2) “In my view” and not “In my issue” in opening statement.

    But not bad for my 1st public appearance, ever, beside a court room.
    A little practice, and I will bring the house down. 🙂

    Back to Socialists.

    The Idea is to avoid the 3rd Reich’s National Socialism that always devolves into totalitarian socialistic fascism, as the US is headed now, but rather, have distributed safety nets, per the Constitution. Socialists and Democrats will be summoned, at the US presidential election level, to rally to the libertarian banner, and they will in droves, for saving the nation from ruination, and support state distributive safety nets. All social programs will be transferred back unto the states per the constitution.

    When safety nets are distributed about the 50 states, there is then competition in the safety nets social service area, providing interstate safety net competition and cost effectiveness. Constitution insuring of domestic tranquility is furthered by having local state decides for themselves social issues, such as marriage, abortion, student loans, housing assistance, and safety nets, inter alia, so that national totalitarianism is minimized, maximizing freedom from government, while promoting domestic tranquility per the Constitution.

  49. Derrick Michael Reid

    As a side note

    The best way for the Libertarian Party to grow its ranks, is by fielding a presidential candidate that has broad appeal to the general electorate who can and will win the US presidency, thereby planting the libertarian banner on the White House.

    America is just not ready for devolving into total anarchy, allowing high school student to shoot up heroin on the street corner, allowing adults to fornicate in the streets, or teaching 3rd graders alternative life styles, under absolute freedoms and liberties.

    The libertarian party can squander another opportunity, or rally the nation to its banner and grow its ranks, the ultimate decision to be made in Florida, May 2016.

  50. Derrick Michael Reid

    In order to defeat the democrats and republicans for the presidency, a libertarian nominee must 1) understand their tactics, 2) how those tactics evolved over the last 110 years, 3) understand the constitution, 4) understand the geo-US-social-economic-cultural complex, 5) understand the fallacies of democrat and republican proposals, and 6) must be quick to rebut and shoot from the hip. In addition, because of the cemented political machines, one must be able to 7) think totally out of the box to drawn intense media attention, and 8) appeal the entire population as a whole and 9) appeal to voter logic and intelligence against DEM/REP pandering and media blitz. In order for anyone individual to possess all these indispensable campaign characteristics, they must have 10) five particulars skills and have 11) thought through a multitude of social systemic problems 12) to devise comprehensive solutions for providing a real choice and clear alternative in the voting booth. The confluences have truly aligned to finally take down the two pandering political machines, and end a century of bastardizing the US Constitution and American Society.

  51. Jill Pyeatt

    Derrick said: “America is just not ready for devolving into total anarchy, allowing high school student to shoot up heroin on the street corner, allowing adults to fornicate in the streets, or teaching 3rd graders alternative life styles, under absolute freedoms and liberties.”

    I am an anarchist, as are many Libertarians. What you’re describing is not at all the world most anarchists envision. What you’re talking about is the world our mainstream media has taught us that anarchy would be, in order to scare us into continuing our unecessary government controls.

    FYI

  52. Derrick Michael Reid

    unnecessary government controls.

    Perceptions are important. When Darryl at the debate said he wanted to eliminate the federal government, that is the kind of thing that scares most folks. My eyes rolled of course. The idea is that Darryl, not even being registered with the FEC, is an empty deed, with no chance at winning a general presidential election, no matter how earnest he his, and no matter how much liberty is sought. If the federal government is unnecessary, then in territorial magnification, neither is a state, in further magnification, neither is a county, in further magnification neither is a city, in further magnification, neither is a Home Owner Association, in further magnification, neither are parents, and that is, there is no government at all, no rule of law, no order, no controls, no enforcement, nothing, in absolute freedom and liberty, necessarily rendering a state of decadent anarchy, were bullets are the coin of the realm, where ho’s and assassins are the fully employed, where might make all rights, where tyranny is merely supplanted form city hall to mob bosses and warlords dividing up turf rule into ad hoc city turfs, and in the end, all that was really accomplished from replacing one form of oppression with another, and hence, the inherent fallacy of absolute liberty, an idealistic dream, in ideologue only, and thus, a bankrupt philosophy, whereas, the concept of maximum liberty is achievable within a necessary government, and that is what should be sought.

  53. Jill Pyeatt

    In response to Derrick:

    Darryl Perry is still the candidate I support, mainly because I think he presents the most consistent view of the world I’d like to be a part of. I realize he’s unlikely to win, but he articlulates his positions well and issues an opinion piece every week or two, which is helpful to our cause.

    There’s quite a bit I could argue with in your last comment, but there are only two things I’ll talk about.

    You said: “If the federal government is unnecessary, then in territorial magnification, neither is a state, in further magnification, neither is a county, in further magnification neither is a city, in further magnification, neither is a Home Owner Association, in further magnification, neither are parents,” I don’t agree with your leaps there. I think the federal government is unnecessary, and frankly, I might agree that most of those entities you mentioned are unecessary, but I don’t think saying parents are unecessary is a natural part of that flow. Children under a certainl age can’t take care of themselves, and parents are most likely the enitity best equipped and most desirous to care for their children. This can be done on a voluntary basis, and parents really don’t need government control in order to raise their children (in most cases, of course).

    And I don’t think “ho’s and assassins” are in the same category. I assume that by “ho’s” you mean “whores”, which is a word usually used in a derogatory manner toward adults who willingly sell their services to another willing adult. There is no violation of the NAP in a transaction like that. There IS violation of NAP for an assassin because he is depriving someone of their right to life. Therefore, “ho’s”” and “assaasins” shouldn’t be in the same category.

  54. Derrick Michael Reid

    Anarchists are exceedingly frustrated Libertarians, who are in turn, exceedingly frustrated Americans, such as the teas, who feel the tyranny of oppressive taxes.

    Less Government, More Fun
    is translated to
    Less Government Mandates and more Liberty and Freedom from Government,
    and not
    no government and decadent anarchy.

    As in all things, when you cant get all what you want, you take what you can, when you can, and score at least a significant victory, than score nothing at all. As the significant victories mount, you expand liberties and freedom to that permissible outer bound in balance between maximum liberty and minimum controls.

    Its time for a first major national victory. Im on it.

  55. Wang Tang-Fu

    “Do you ever weary of talking to yourself?”

    Apparently not. But he does have a bit of a hard time answering the questions I asked earlier.

  56. Derrick Michael Reid

    Bourne

    “he dont do random, there is always an objective”

    I am practical and result oriented, with plans, paths and objectives, and focus to accomplish those plans to achieve results, being wholly result oriented. I see the path, the way is clear, the reasoning is sound, the opposition is corrupt and can be easily defeated. Im in it to win, and nothing less.

  57. Wang Tang-Fu

    Results are exactly what I was asking about. Answers have been less than forthcoming.

  58. Derrick Michael Reid

    As soon as I get a copy of the DEC LP news, with my name in print, having one debate on video, having an extensive blog, showing my stuff, I approach a 9 digit guy, for whom I purchase 100m$ of financial assets a couple years back, and is related.

    Keeping legs crossed in laguna beach.

  59. Derrick Michael Reid

    Americans have fears that can be addressed with Derrick Michael Reid in the White House, implementing liberty from government, economic prosperity, immigration solutions, peaceful foreign policy leaderships, and by having a real engineer, knowledgeable of computer systems, error correction and encryption. No other presidential candidate offer the American people solutions and expertise at the highest level to address fears of the American people.

    Top 10 Fears are addressed by a Derrick Michael Reid Libertarian Presidency
    A) Ending the FED addresses #1 (Breaking Congressional Corruption)
    B) Libertarianism addresses #3 #5 (Limiting Privacy Invasions)
    C) Economic Solutions addresses #8 #9 (Restoring American Prosperity)
    D) Immigration Solution addresses #4 (Providing Immigration Solutions)
    E) US Foreign Policy addresses #2 #6 (Providing Global Peace Leadership)
    F) Engineering Expertise addresses #7 #10 (Enhancing Cyber Security)

  60. paulie

    Perhaps it would be best if everyone allowed Mr. Reid to talk to himself. He seems to do equally well regardless of whether anyone replies to him or not.

  61. Derrick Michael Reid

    He can give you his $2700 maximum donation

    I will only accept $2500 per person as a political donation.
    I will not accept someone last dollar, when many cant pay rent or put food on the table.
    These seasoned politicians have no shame whatsoever,
    and will pander anyone’s bottom dollar.

    There are many ways to raise personal income,
    that can be spent by a candidate as he chooses.

    Think out of the box.

  62. NewFederalist

    “Perhaps it would be best if everyone allowed Mr. Reid to talk to himself. He seems to do equally well regardless of whether anyone replies to him or not.” – paulie

    Agreed!

  63. Wang Tang-Fu

    Well, the proof will be in the pudding and we shall see. Hopefully the FEC won’t consider it an illegal de facto campaign contribution if it happens. In the meantime Mr. Reid can continue to pontificate. Please don’t interrupt the man when he’s talking.

  64. Derrick Michael Reid

    Not to worry, income is honest legit income, as long as you pay taxes on it, and you then can spent it as you choose, including traveling to state convention. I am on all four in this regard. A new lead surfaced today, a Forbes heavy.

    It is difficult being five sigma, intellectually being a very lonely world, at times, going cerebral constantly. It is self enduring isolation, in some regard, as many fail to comprehend the whole. Oh well, we all carry our own crosses.

    Today charming little thought. I came up with, is the new name for the Supreme Court, just being honest with the electorate. THE SUPREME POLITICAL MACHINE.

    ====

    Over the last 110 years, through political appointments, the supreme court, initially defending the constitution, as become the supreme political machine, projecting political persuasions by judicial fiat. This was necessary, to enable the politician to pander social issues at the federal level, thus joining the two pandering political machines as two sides of the same coin, as all three branches join to concentrate totalitarian socialistic fascism at the federal level, thereby enable the banksters and greedsters to suck wealth from the American people through debt, and campaign contribute to the two pandering political machine, to sustain the corruption in perpetuity. Hence, modernly, American electioneering is all about pandering with sound bites and advertising, with, vote for me and I will give you the goodies, with, dont vote for the good of the country but only for the good of yourself, for sustaining politicians political power, and pandering totalitarian socialistic fascism in DC. The senate has never booted a justice or president out on the street, not once in 230 years, yet there are supposed checks and balances. The system has become utterly corrupt. Check and balances is a total farce, but dont tell the dreamy eyed kids the truth, as all three branches are now on the same totalitarian team, concentrating power in DC, bastardizing the constitution and the destroying the republic, as well an our real honest money, our honest price-discovery markets, and our manufacturing base, which use to be the only true engine of wealth creation, as now there is virtually none, but only wealth transfers, mostly through the FED, from the 99% to the top 1%.

  65. Derrick Michael Reid

    Im sorry if some do not appreciate the thoughts, but this is MY COUNTRY, and I will not go into the gas chambers willingly.

    ====

    Question pondered was how do we detect the void or that void space-time event horizon moving away from us at light speed?

    And if aggregate gravity fields sufficient, and the universe expansion slows down and stops expanding and begins to implode, it would necessarily bring the space-time void event horizon towards that singularity formed again, in the Big Crunch, before which man has endless struggles, and hence, only during the implosion, could the space-time event horizon be detected. Time will tell.

    The most of all fundamental questions facing the USA today.

    Question to all, will A Lincoln’s December 2nd 1862, last hope on earth implode into ruination ala Alex de Toucqueville, or do we see the light and implement the solutions now presented before your eyes. Only time will tell. God help us all.

    ====
    Washington, D.C.
    December 1, 1862

    I do not forget the gravity which should characterize a paper addressed to the Congress of the nation by the Chief Magistrate of the nation. Nor do I forget that some of you are my seniors, nor that many of you have more experience than I, in the conduct of public affairs. Yet I trust that in view of the great responsibility resting upon me, you will perceive no want of respect yourselves, in any undue earnestness I may seem to display.

    Is it doubted, then, that the plan I propose, if adopted, would shorten the war, and thus lessen its expenditure of money and of blood? Is it doubted that it would restore the national authority and national prosperity, and perpetuate both indefinitely? Is it doubted that we here–Congress and Executive–can secure its adoption? Will not the good people respond to a united, and earnest appeal from us? Can we, can they, by any other means, so certainly, or so speedily, assure these vital objects? We can succeed only by concert. It is not “can any of us imagine better?” but, “can we all do better?” The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise — with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.

    Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this administration, will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance, or insignificance, can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass, will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation. We say we are for the Union. The world will not forget that we say this. We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it. We — even we here — hold the power, and bear the responsibility. In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve. We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just — a way which, if followed, the world will forever applaud, and God must forever bless.

    ====
    The problem is equal in magnitude, translated from the slaves of 1860 into the tax mules and state dependents of 2015, being different but equally devastating in bondage, from 110 years of leftist pandering and rightIst enabling, bastardizing our constitution, corrupting our republic, destroying our money, markets and prosperity. If we Americans as a whole, can fully grasp the dangers imminent, we still have the vote to right the ship of state, and save the US from devastation, collapse, riots, and anarchy, if not civil war as public strife escalates, as the canary is fading fast.

  66. Derrick Michael Reid

    I so this months ago, on portal, but did not read it, until this day.
    ==================================================
    There were audible sighs of resignation from a significant number of libertarians following Gary Johnson’s underwhelming third-place finish in the 2012 presidential election. For so long, the prevailing argument was that the party needed a high-profile and nationally recognized presidential candidate to elevate the brand and ideology into mainstream American politics, and capture the attention of the public. And in Gary Johnson, many believed that they had found such a nominee. After all, his record as Governor of New Mexico can withstand the toughest scrutiny, and his campaign is without doubt the most organized, expansive and well-funded in the Libertarian Party history – all this without factoring the effect of the ostensibly disenfranchised Ron Paul Republicans. So, perhaps his not quite 1% share of the total popular vote could be viewed as a disappointment.

    On the other hand, however, an even larger majority believes that the Libertarian Party is on the cusps of breaking through the two-party hegemony. The flourishing grassroots movement, comprising primarily of the younger demographic, along with the emergence of a blossoming national-level election machinery, will accord future libertarian candidates with some sorely needed organizational support, and perhaps, eliminate the perennial issue of ballot access.

    The key now is to maintain the momentum, and leverage the inroads made in 2012 for the 2016 presidential election. And thus, the search now commences for the individual to take the party to the next level; a presidential candidate that will bear the huge responsibility of capturing the imagination of the American public, and achieve something that has never been done since 1912 – building a nationally competitive third party
    ==============================================

    “capturing the imagination of the American public”

    I was struck in awe

  67. Derrick Michael Reid

    I received by email a copy of the LP response to the 19.6T$ debt ceiling limit, which is merely illusory, as there is no such thing, just like the budget, there is no such thing, because the problem is not fiscal or budgetary, but national insolvency. LP National, as nearly 99.999% of the people have great difficultly in getting outside themselves and understanding the comprehensive whole, and naturally fall back upon old dogma of the past, that fiscal responsibility is the cure, which is incorrect. The US is long past the point of the no return, as to solving the national debt problem through fiscal responsibility or budgetary constraints. If fiscal responsibility were injected, as JEB would suggest, the heroin pulled cold-turkey, without the interest free 1T$/year juice, the addict goes into immediate withdraws, and economy goes into an immediate death spiral.

    The debt will continue to increase to 1) continue wealth transfer from the 99% to the banksters, greedsters and elite money interest, 2) concentrate totalitarian socialistic fascist power in DC, 3) enabling mindless political power pandering of social issues, and 4) to sustain political power of the two pandering political machine. That is a sure bet.

    I do not fault LP National for falling back upon outdated dogma of the past, of fiscal responsibility, as that had been the means for two centuries to maintain sound governmental budgets, but in the 21st century, with the nation hopelessly bankrupt, a new solution is needed, and that solution has worked 600 times before, without failure, during the ascent of man. The reboot is coming, either force through hyperinflation and economic calamity, or by the election of a President who knows exactly how to reboot the system, seamlessly, to get national financials in sound working order, to free the people from bondage by the federal government, as tax mules and dependents.

  68. Derrick Michael Reid

    Another outdated dogma is curing the national debt through inflation, that is, targeted inflation by the FED, to inflate away the debt, and thereby rob all Americans of wages and savings, which inflation by definition concentrates power in DC, as American wages and savings are lost to money printing for spending by the US Government. Another 19th century dogma that is inapplicable to today’s insolvency situation. The problem is that such inflation merely transfers wealth from the 99% to the top 1%, as intended, by the FED owned by banksters. Money printing, with ZIRP and QE to infinity, has not gone into the general economy for starting new businesses, with cap-ex expenditures and robust new employment, but rather has actually contracted the economy and merely gone from the FED to the banks under ZIRP and back to the FED as excess reserves, so that the banksters and transnationals can borrow at zero percent (ZIRP) and be paid interest on excess reserves parked at the FED, so that the banking elite obtains the interest rate differential, as pure profit, and the economy dollar velocity remains stuck at zero and hence, economic stagnation, and such banking profits are at the taxpayer expense, as the debt load, both public and private is so large, that any economic stimulus, does not stimulate, as banksters suck up any moneys available. During the 20th century, when residual confidence in the dollar was real, and the debt load was modest, 1$ in stimulus spending, would through commerce dollar velocity, produce 3$ in GDP gain, but with the debt load modernly, 1$ in stimulus produces 10ct in GDP growth, for a net gain of MINUS 90%, and that is why QE does not help the economy, but rather only feeds wealth concentration in the elite money interests. You dont create wealth by merely printing money, but only rob the 99%, and feed the money elitists more wealth characterized by exponentiating increasing income inequality, and to concentrate pandering political power in DC. Government and Banking have coupled forming a DC fascist state, in The United Socialistic States of America.

    I realize this is a difficult subject for most to get their heads around fully, but that is game, and its the only game in town.

  69. Derrick Michael Reid

    Federal Reserve System is a Corruption Conduit

    As used herein, the Federal Reserve System (FED) is the existing privately own central banking system of the US. The Federal Reserve Bank is the same nationalized under the Department of Treasury for control over the FED and US monetary policy. Just like the 1916 income tax, supposed to be 3% on the top 5%, Americans were sold a bill goods. The FED was initially prohibited in 1913 from buying US treasuries, so that the US government would not become in debt, using easy money from the FED, but that posed a limitation on US government totalitarian government-bankster facist controls over the American people. And so, the FED system was later allowed by congress to buy US Treasuries, so that the government could borrow endless amounts of money, bankrupting the country, and enabling wealth transfers to the top 1%, banksters, greedster and elitist money interests. The farcical debt ceiling is no such thing, and it is merely raised every time the US Government wants to spend more money, so as to concentrate more totalitarian socialistic fascism in DC, so as to sustain the banksters and greedster sucking wealth from the 99%, so that wealth transfers can continue in perpetuity, so that, bankster campaign contribution would continue to feed the two pandering political machines and the lock on political power using political pander, based upon bastardizing the Constitution through the migration of the social programs to the federal, ala FDR’s raw deal, LBJ’s corrupt society and BHO banksters bail-out socialism.

    The Federal Reserve System is a corruption conduit from wall street to government, has enabled the obscene federal welfare state, and has destroyed US money, and must be nationalized, under the Treasury Department as the Federal Reserve Bank.
    Capitalism has not been run in the US since 1913, and its death was in 1971. President Nixon took the US off the gold standard, and since the US dollar IS the world reserve currency, it took the world off the gold standard, and most central banks have held dollars in their forex reserves as perceived as the most secure fiat currency. Not For Long.

    The Federal Reserve System is a private bank, own by banks and the financial elite, and is used to transfer wealth from the middle and poor classes to shareholders of that private bank, under congressional oversight. The Federal reserve system is in fact a corruption conduit from wall street to government, and has enable socialization of the USA, destroyed capitalism, ruin our money, and destroy full faith and credit of the United States.

  70. paulie

    When is the next debate?

    We’ll be trying to set one up at the Alabama/Mississippi convention at the end of February. If there are any others before then I am not remembering hearing of them.

  71. Derrick Michael Reid

    Texas is having a square dance, and Iowa a hoe down.

    To Ben Farmer
    CC Libertarian Party
    Today at 12:07 PM
    Ben Farmer
    State Vice Chair
    Libertarian Party of Texas
    vicechair@lptexas.org
    (512) 279-7860

    111 Congress Ave, Ste 400
    Austin, TX 78701
    http://lptexas.org

    (you may publish as desired)

    In Re: First Trip to Texas and Texas State Convention

    It was 1977, the F16 fighter program was dead in the water, with 40m$ of internal develop dollars on the line in hopes of a US government production contract. The gyro spin supplies were malfunctioning causing power spikes coupled to digital processors, taking the whole internal navigation system down. Senior Engineers had the fix, but would take six months to a year in a new procurement cycle in hybrid technologies, way to late for the pending fly off competition a couple of weeks away. I was asked to implement the solution. Over the first weekend, I thought the problem through, anew, not knowing any better, and came up with a fix, a mere five minute wire change of a wire from one pin to another. Corporate officers immediately flew in from around the US for a debriefing by a 21 year old, and thereafter, procurement was immediately mobilized to fly me around the US to hybrid houses, to qualify the parts for immediate F16 fly off, and off I went into the wild blue yonder.

    One destination was Texas, and I flew in about 1am, but luggage was mistakenly sent to New York, as I stood around for hours waiting for dress clothes, that never came, and then took a rent a car to the Texas Semiconductor house to qualify their parts. None were working according to specification, simply dead. I went into the ultra plush lobby, in a coffee stained T-shirt, tattered jeans and worn tennis shoes, with no sleep, and saw the glorious bill board, proudly welcoming me to the house. Corporate executives came out, and took one look at me, and their jaws dropped. Apparently, the corporation and officers bet their ranches on this production contract, but all the devices were dead, and this bum shows up from Los Angeles. It was hilarious.

    I went to the back laboratories, hooked up the test modules and electronic monitoring equipment, and the first device was brought to me. All twelve hybrids were dead, non functioning, with the officers’ personal ranches on the line. I ordered up a microscope to examine the hybrid internals. Quickly, I started ordering the lab technicians. “This capacitor is cracked, replace it”. “This transistor is not bonded to the multilayer substrate, replace it”. “This bonding wire is not securely bonded, redo it”. Within two hours, I got the first one working, and within 4 hours I got all twelve devices working. The corporate executives, within a couple of hours, went from the pits of depression to the heights of exuberance.

    My first and only trip to Texas ended with a Glory Hallelujah, as I am sure so will be the second.

    Very Truly Yours, in Liberty and Freedom
    Derrick Michael Reid B.S.E.E., J.D.,
    2016 Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party,
    the only known candidate with qualifications and
    skills necessary to fully restore Americana Greatness.
    Engineer, Lawyer, Military Scientist,
    Market Analyst, Geopolitical Analyst.
    Libereens@yahoo.com
    http://www.totalitariandemocracy.com

  72. paulie

    There’s a November convention for the Dakotas, but I’m not sure if they are having any kind of debate or forum for presidential candidates.

  73. Derrick Michael Reid

    North Dakota:
    Any Libertarian presidential candidates attending will be given an opportunity to speak.

    South Carolina apparently is not so generous.
    North Datoka is $500 round trip. I will raid the wife’s cookie jar. 🙂
    Please dont give me up!!

  74. Stewart Flood

    “South Carolina is having their convention next weekend, though I’m not sure which candidates will be in attendance.”

    I’m not aware of any candidates attending. If they are, I guess I’ll find out at the convention.

  75. Matt Cholko

    I’m reasonably sure that any state party will allow any non-crazy person, that is even a remotely legitimate candidate for the POTUS nomination, to address the crowd for a few minutes.

  76. Derrick Michael Reid

    Libertarian Party

    I kindly respectfully suggest that LP logos and service marks, serving to clearly identify a source of political choice before the nation, not be changed during this current election cycle, until after 11/2016, if at all, ever. As a trademark attorney for decades, I can assure you all, that the changing of insignia, in mid stream, promotes confusion in the electorate, and is inherently counter-productive to achieving national recognition as a viable 3rd party.

    Very Truly Yours, in Liberty and Freedom
    Derrick Michael Reid B.S.E.E., J.D.,
    2016 Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party,
    the only known candidate with qualifications and
    skills necessary to fully restore Americana Greatness.
    Engineer, Lawyer, Military Scientist,
    Market Analyst, Geopolitical Analyst.
    Libereens@yahoo.com
    http://www.totalitariandemocracy.com

  77. Derrick Michael Reid

    Roland Riemers
    ND SD LP Chair
    State Convention 11/7/2015
    Mandan North Dakota

    (CC TX LP, IA LP)

    In Re: Opening Statement

    I stand for the Presidential Nomination of Libertarian Party for 2016 US President. I am the only LP candidate that can and absolutely will defeat, if not shame and humiliate, the Democrat Party and Republican Party nominees, in a resulting nation wide sweep, placing the LP 3rd party in national competition, as a competitive 3rd party, not seen in the US since 1912, thereby providing real choices in the voting booths.

    I offer America a presidency not seen since the Lincoln administration, to free all Americans from bondage as tax mules, perpetual debtors and state dependents. I offer the Libertarian Party an opportunity to plant the Libertarian banner on the White House, creating a viable 3rd party choice, standing for maximum liberty and freedom from government, so as to lead all Americans and all political groups, together, united as one, for saving the country from social chaos if not anarchy and economic ruination if not devastation, by restoring the Constitution, Republic, Liberty, Freedom, Prosperity and Peace.

    I do not seek to decimate any political party, as political diversity is essential in a free democracy, as I seek an administration representing all significant political groups, functioning together as one for common purpose, thereby uniting the whole country.

    I do not seek to social engineer, as social engineering is state rights under constitutional reserved powers, with the people of the individual states deciding for themselves how to fashion social constructs.

    My business is focused entirely upon the US Presidency for the purpose of restoring Americana Greatness, restoring the Constitution and the Republic, providing maximum liberties and freedoms from the federal government, restoring economic prosperity, and furthering global peace, and thus, I seek to lead all Americans and all political groups, united as one, for common cause at the federal level, and seek to unite Russia, China, EU and US in cooperation with the UN for maximum global dispute resolution avoiding war and destruction.

    The executive plan is comprehensive, integrated, and sweeping in scope, including 1) transferring all social programs to the states to stop national political pandering and restore our Constitution and Republic, 2) nationalizing the Federal Reserve to stop government corruption and wealth transfers from the 99% to the top 1%, 3) eliminating all taxes and government takings except state property taxes and pay-and-forget federal sales taxes, 4) solving immigration with fairness to US Nationalists and America yet providing paths to citizenship, 5) launching a robust economy thereby defeating the moral hazards of socialism, 6) curbing US military inventions presently based upon ignoble regime changes for enabling banking elitist and transnational market penetrations for profits and exploitation of foreign countries, 7) balancing international trade so to resurrect our dead manufacturing base, 8) restoring honest real money in circulation that is free from currency debasement by the Federal Reserve and thereby stop government theft of wealth and the resulting concentration of totalitarian socialistic fascist power in DC, 9) stopping market interventions and manipulations for restoring honest price-discovery markets thereby resurrecting capitalism in the US, 10) depopulating prisons with real rehabilitation, among many other precise and integrated plans. I am the only one in the country with the qualifications, skills, plans, and drive to save the nation from pending social anarchy and economic collapse.

    2016 presents the Libertarian Party with a truly historic opportunity, not seen in the US for over the last 150 years, to capture the White House and save the nation from social anarchy and economic collapse, caused by 110 years of Democrat Party leftist proposing and Republican Party rightist enabling, resulting in national bankruptcy, economic stagnation, social strife, bastardization of our Constitution, and the concentration of totalitarian socialistic fascist political power in DC, suppressing our liberties and freedoms from government. The two major pandering political machines have selfishly locked up the voting booth as two sides of the same coin, by corrupting our federalism, by unconstitutionally mixing social programs with federal responsibilities at the federal level, so as to enhance their political pandering abilities and increase their money elitist campaign contributions, causing wealth transfers from the 99% to the top 1%, income inequalities, destruction of the middle class, destruction of our manufacturing base, enslavement of all Americans as tax mules or state dependents, confused ineffectual government, destruction of our once real honest money, and destruction of our once honest price-discovery markets. The United States titters at the precipice of national ruination. The call is made to all my libertarian friends to unite and stand up together as one, for this noble purpose, to lead the nation and all Americans and all political groups, in Restoring Americana Greatness, Constitution, Republic, Liberties, Freedoms, Prosperity and Peace. Rarely in generations do confluences align offering national salvation by so few freedom lovers as now. Now is our time, our time to rise up and stand united for this noble purpose. Please join me. Now is our time in history to fulfill our destiny and restore our great nation. WE ARE AMERICANS, WE CAN DO!

    Very Truly Yours, in Liberty and Freedom
    Derrick Michael Reid B.S.E.E., J.D.,
    2016 Presidential Candidate, Libertarian Party,
    the only known candidate with qualifications and
    skills necessary to fully restore Americana Greatness.
    Engineer, Lawyer, Military Scientist,
    Market Analyst, Geopolitical Analyst.
    Libereens@yahoo.com
    http://www.totalitariandemocracy.com

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