Libertarian U.S. Senate Candidate and Airline Pilot Makes Statement on Ninth Anniversary of 9/11

From LPHQ:

ATLANTA, GA – Chuck Donovan, candidate for U.S. Senator from the state of Georgia, issued the following statement on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001:

“Like most Americans, I took the attacks of 9/11 very hard. As a professional pilot, I took them personally. We pilots had been trained with a plan to deal with hijackers; a plan we were told included team members outside of our cockpits. September 11, 2001 showed us we were disarmed and alone.

“Nine years later, we Americans are more and more restricted from using the tools of self-defense. Far too often and in far too many ways, we find ourselves helplessly at the mercy of a government we cannot rely on.

“The government’s reaction to 9/11 was to energetically use its’ two favorite tactics; expand power at the expense of our liberty, and to spend lots more money. Neither the poorly named “Patriot Act” nor the new Department of Homeland Security held anyone in government responsible for their failures that day. They also failed to effectively deal with the clearly exposed lack of inter-agency coordination.

“Today all we have to show for the huge investment is a bigger, more bloated government that finds it impossible to protect us from someone like Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, better known as the “underwear bomber.” All the layers of bureaucracy were unable to take clear information on a known threat and act upon it. Our government makes a show of security, forcing experienced flight crew wearing layers of identification, to take off their shoes and belts, open their suitcases, or to wait at the border on return from international flights, yet someone like Abdulmutallab easily slips through the system.

“Our Federal government can only be relied upon to posture as a kind of Robocop. In reality, it is more like the Keystone Cops.

“The one small success on that terrible day 9 years ago was when free people on board United Airlines Flight 93 voluntarily joined together and resisted a deadly threat. Years later, it was free people once again, who stopped Abdulmutallab without the help of government.

“Today the threat of an overreaching, overspending government, using its authority to arrogantly step into every aspect of our lives, has finally become clear to many Americans. Benjamin Franklin warned us, ‘Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.’ Yet too many Americans remain unconvinced. If we fail to heed Franklin’s warning, we will soon find ourselves without liberty or security.”

Chuck Donovan is an international airline Captain who has over 30 years of experience as a professional and military pilot. Donovan’s career in this no-nonsense profession, as well as his staunch support for small, fiscally responsible government, make him the best candidate for Georgia’s new Senator.

You may learn more about his campaign at his campaign website.

The LP is America’s third-largest political party, founded in 1971. The Libertarian Party stands for free markets and civil liberties. You can find more information on the Libertarian Party at our website.

8 thoughts on “Libertarian U.S. Senate Candidate and Airline Pilot Makes Statement on Ninth Anniversary of 9/11

  1. Eric Dondero

    BREAKING NEWS!!! The Libertarian candidate for the Georgia Gov’s race has 9% in the latest poll just released. And still REPUBLICAN Nathan Deal is 11 points ahead of the Democrat.

    That’s a total of 50% for the Pro-Freedom side, and 33% for the Anti-Freedom Democrats.


  2. Eric Dondero

    Poor press release. I like Chuck. But all he does here is outline the problem. We already know all this. He doesn’t offer a solution.

    I guess he’s advocating that pilots be allowed to carry guns. But he never gets to that.

    Paulie, did you truncate the release?

  3. Eric Dondero

    How would you know Paulie? You’re decidedly on the extremist anti-Freedom side. Kind of silly for non-Libertarians like your self to be judging who is and who is not Pro-Freedom. Leave that up to us REAL LIBERTARIANS, thank you.

  4. Eric Dondero

    If you didn’t truncate this Paulie, than I must conclude that Chuck’s release is poorly written. He should fire his press guy. There is not a single paragraph or sentence in the entire release stating what he feels should be done to solve the problem of Radical Islam. Just outlines the problem. And hints that maybe guns for pilots might help. But never says so explicitly.

    Chuck revise the release, fast!

  5. '..... just look at the activists ' [Lake]

    “Leave it up to the REAL Libs, as registered with their local GOP” or words to that ‘affect’, hahaha, too funnie, too sad!

    FYI, not necessarily an endorsement:

    Mon, September 13, 2010 11:15:55 AM
    [ReformTalk] 911 WITNESSES MURDERED?





    There are many, many 9-11 witnesses from network chopper pilots, 9-11 widow and victims leader for 9-11 truth, to DC Madame who was interviewed nationally with information on CIA connections to 9-11, to babysitter for Marvin Bush, director of the Kuwait/Saudi backed company responsible for twin towers security.

    9/11 Key Witness Murdered? (Barry Jennings R.I.P.)

    The Mystery of 9-11, Dr. Graham and Jamal Khan

    (about thirteen more ………….)

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