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Somerset, KY

Women who smoke while pregnant

And don't dog us smokers, our taxes provide insurance for many poor children. Thanks to the Republicans take over of the children's health insurance plan. If smokers quit smoking, poor kids would go without insurance.  (Apr 17, 2010 | post #196)

Somerset, KY

Women who smoke while pregnant

Hi, I would like to weigh in on the conversation concerning illegal citizens having a right to a speedy trial etc. I am running for congress in the 8th congressional district against Mr. Brady and I think his stance on illegals and their rights is hypocritical to say the least. The constitution and its amendments concerning fair access to a speedy trial and a due process says nothing about being a citizen. It says persons. The Declaration of Independence does not say “All American Citizens are born with God Given rights. It says all men are created and have inalienable rights. These rights apply to people whether they are green card carrying non-residents, illegal immigrants or even terrorists on a plane apprehended on American soil. Like it or hate it, these people are afforded rights that we argue they do not deserve because we have to ensure the rights that we deserve are protected. If we use the argument that non-citizens are not covered by these rights, any visitors from Canada, Japan, India or other country that are here on vacation would not have the right to civil defense if caught speeding or jay walking? These rights are there to protect your rights. Don’t sacrifice them for the ease of an argument or to punish a person that has a different belief than you. The best way to defend your right to freedom, religion, speech, liberty is to protect the freedom, liberty and speech of those who disagree with your or do not see eye to eye with you. If their rights are taken, yours may be next. As far as illegal immigrants. They are continuously called criminals. How many realize that the crime they are guilty of is a misdemeanor? How many of us have been convicted of misdemeanor traffic offenses? Speeding, failure to stop, no seat belt, etc? Does that make us the low down dirty criminals that we label the illegals as? Does this mean that since we are criminals we should sacrifice our rights also? Some say if you are willing to break one law you are willing to break another. I sometimes do not wear a seat belt. Does that mean that I will become a deviant and I cannot be saved? If that is so, deport me now. I don’t want to be part of a society that is believing that. Illegal immigration is a problem in our nation that needs to be addressed. I do not condone amnesty. But at the same time, what is the proper punishment for a misdemeanor? Charge them for the misdemeanor, let them have their day in court and send them home. If they want to apply and go through the process to legally enter the country, let them. The process to get into the country needs to be revamped also. Currently, the only way into the country is by buying your way in, being related, marriage, or getting lucky in a lottery. There is no line to get into. So, when we say, just come in legally, we are saying, “sorry, you can’t come here” Reagan was a big supporter of immigration reform and open borders throughout his career. He realized that America is the land of opportunity and he realized that people who come here are usually coming here not to take advantage of our system but to contribute to the system. They are coming here to make a better life for themselves and their families. The first thing we need to do is close the border. This is the utmost important thing that must be done. We can talk all the political nonsense about what to do about amnesty or deportation later, but right now, we must stop the flow. To discuss this further, feel free to email me. My email address is [email protected] ahoo.com My website is http://www.brucewe stforcongress.com I look forward to hearing your comments. I do support liberty. But Liberty is for all, not only those I agree with. For me to have liberty, I have to defend the liberty of others.  (Apr 17, 2010 | post #195)

Spring, TX

Harris County Libertarians Nominate 14 Candidates for Nov...

HOUSTON--March 15, 2010-- The Harris County Libertarian Party nominated 14 candidates for the November General Election at the HCLP County Convention on March 13, including three candidates for U.S. House, one State Senate, nine State House and one Justice of the Peace. The following candidates will appear on the Libertarian ticket in the November General Election: Bob Townsend, U.S. Representative (Dist. 7); Mike Taylor, U.S. Rep. (Dist. 18); Brad Walters, U.S. Rep. (Dist. 29); Lee Coughran, State Senator (Dist. 7); Joe Spencer, State Rep. (Dist. 130); Michael Ryan, State Rep. (Dist. 132); Alfred Montestuc, State Rep. (Dist. 133); Darcey Kobs, State Rep. (Dist. 134); Jerry LaFluer, State Rep. (Dist. 136); Wesley Hamner, State Rep. (Dist. 138); Cliff Messina, State Rep. (Dist. 144); David LeBlanc, State Rep. (Dist. 149); Eric Holdt, State Rep. (Dist. 150); and Mary Ann Bryan, Justice of the Peace (Precinct 5, Place 2). HCLP Chairman Guy McLendon will also retain his seat as the county chair of the Libertarian Party, along with Jay Cookingham, Brian Kuzma, Richard Phillips and Jeff Daiell serving on the Executive Board. ### About the Libertarian Party of Texas The Libertarian Party of Texas supports more freedom and less government. We are fiscally conservative and socially tolerant. We seek to restore the great American free enterprise system that made us the strongest, most powerful economy in the world: lower taxes, free markets, free trade, less regulation, and less red tape for businesses big and small. We respect your right to live your life the way you see fit, and expect you to take responsibility for the consequences. Find out more at: http://www.lptexas .org Libertarian Party of Texas Robert Butler,Executive Director [email protected] rg  (Mar 18, 2010 | post #1)

Katy, TX

Harris County Libertarians Nominate 14 Candidates for Nov...

HOUSTON--March 15, 2010-- The Harris County Libertarian Party nominated 14 candidates for the November General Election at the HCLP County Convention on March 13, including three candidates for U.S. House, one State Senate, nine State House and one Justice of the Peace. The following candidates will appear on the Libertarian ticket in the November General Election: Bob Townsend, U.S. Representative (Dist. 7); Mike Taylor, U.S. Rep. (Dist. 18); Brad Walters, U.S. Rep. (Dist. 29); Lee Coughran, State Senator (Dist. 7); Joe Spencer, State Rep. (Dist. 130); Michael Ryan, State Rep. (Dist. 132); Alfred Montestuc, State Rep. (Dist. 133); Darcey Kobs, State Rep. (Dist. 134); Jerry LaFluer, State Rep. (Dist. 136); Wesley Hamner, State Rep. (Dist. 138); Cliff Messina, State Rep. (Dist. 144); David LeBlanc, State Rep. (Dist. 149); Eric Holdt, State Rep. (Dist. 150); and Mary Ann Bryan, Justice of the Peace (Precinct 5, Place 2). HCLP Chairman Guy McLendon will also retain his seat as the county chair of the Libertarian Party, along with Jay Cookingham, Brian Kuzma, Richard Phillips and Jeff Daiell serving on the Executive Board. ### About the Libertarian Party of Texas The Libertarian Party of Texas supports more freedom and less government. We are fiscally conservative and socially tolerant. We seek to restore the great American free enterprise system that made us the strongest, most powerful economy in the world: lower taxes, free markets, free trade, less regulation, and less red tape for businesses big and small. We respect your right to live your life the way you see fit, and expect you to take responsibility for the consequences. Find out more at: http://lptexas.org Libertarian Party of Texas Robert Butler,Executive Director [email protected] rg  (Mar 18, 2010 | post #1)

Cypress, TX

Harris County Libertarians Nominate 14 Candidates for Nov...

NEWS RELEASE March 15, 2010 Contact: Guy McLendon [email protected] org HOUSTON--March 15, 2010-- The Harris County Libertarian Party nominated 14 candidates for the November General Election at the HCLP County Convention on March 13, including three candidates for U.S. House, one State Senate, nine State House and one Justice of the Peace. The following candidates will appear on the Libertarian ticket in the November General Election: Bob Townsend, U.S. Representative (Dist. 7); Mike Taylor, U.S. Rep. (Dist. 18); Brad Walters, U.S. Rep. (Dist. 29); Lee Coughran, State Senator (Dist. 7); Joe Spencer, State Rep. (Dist. 130); Michael Ryan, State Rep. (Dist. 132); Alfred Montestuc, State Rep. (Dist. 133); Darcey Kobs, State Rep. (Dist. 134); Jerry LaFluer, State Rep. (Dist. 136); Wesley Hamner, State Rep. (Dist. 138); Cliff Messina, State Rep. (Dist. 144); David LeBlanc, State Rep. (Dist. 149); Eric Holdt, State Rep. (Dist. 150); and Mary Ann Bryan, Justice of the Peace (Precinct 5, Place 2). HCLP Chairman Guy McLendon will also retain his seat as the county chair of the Libertarian Party, along with Jay Cookingham, Brian Kuzma, Richard Phillips and Jeff Daiell serving on the Executive Board. ### About the Libertarian Party of Texas The Libertarian Party of Texas supports more freedom and less government. We are fiscally conservative and socially tolerant. We seek to restore the great American free enterprise system that made us the strongest, most powerful economy in the world: lower taxes, free markets, free trade, less regulation, and less red tape for businesses big and small. We respect your right to live your life the way you see fit, and expect you to take responsibility for the consequences. Find out more at: http://lptexas.org Libertarian Party of Texas Robert Butler,Executive Director [email protected] rg  (Mar 18, 2010 | post #1)

Houston, TX

Harris County Libertarians Nominate 14 Candidates for Nov...

NEWS RELEASE March 15, 2010 For Immediate Release Contact: Guy McLendon [email protected] org HOUSTON--March 15, 2010-- The Harris County Libertarian Party nominated 14 candidates for the November General Election at the HCLP County Convention on March 13, including three candidates for U.S. House, one State Senate, nine State House and one Justice of the Peace. The following candidates will appear on the Libertarian ticket in the November General Election: Bob Townsend, U.S. Representative (Dist. 7); Mike Taylor, U.S. Rep. (Dist. 18); Brad Walters, U.S. Rep. (Dist. 29); Lee Coughran, State Senator (Dist. 7); Joe Spencer, State Rep. (Dist. 130); Michael Ryan, State Rep. (Dist. 132); Alfred Montestuc, State Rep. (Dist. 133); Darcey Kobs, State Rep. (Dist. 134); Jerry LaFluer, State Rep. (Dist. 136); Wesley Hamner, State Rep. (Dist. 138); Cliff Messina, State Rep. (Dist. 144); David LeBlanc, State Rep. (Dist. 149); Eric Holdt, State Rep. (Dist. 150); and Mary Ann Bryan, Justice of the Peace (Precinct 5, Place 2). HCLP Chairman Guy McLendon will also retain his seat as the county chair of the Libertarian Party, along with Jay Cookingham, Brian Kuzma, Richard Phillips and Jeff Daiell serving on the Executive Board. ### About the Libertarian Party of Texas The Libertarian Party of Texas supports more freedom and less government. We are fiscally conservative and socially tolerant. We seek to restore the great American free enterprise system that made us the strongest, most powerful economy in the world: lower taxes, free markets, free trade, less regulation, and less red tape for businesses big and small. We respect your right to live your life the way you see fit, and expect you to take responsibility for the consequences. Find out more at: http://lptexas.org Libertarian Party of Texas Robert Butler,Executive Director [email protected] rg  (Mar 18, 2010 | post #1)

Conroe, TX

Congressional Candidate West Supports Tribal Gaming in Texas

Http://www.brucewe stforcongress.com Press Release for Immediate Release Congressional Candidate West Supports Tribal Gaming March 3, 2010 – Cypress Texas. Bruce West today announced his support of the Alabama Coushatta Tribe in their effort to reverse the rulings preventing gaming on their reservation. Bruce said “Allowing the tribes in Texas to open their gaming facilities will not only boost the economy of the tribes, but will increase business revenue in the surrounding areas adjacent to the tribes. This is money which is currently leaving Texas to nearby reservations in other states. This is money that the Texas Tribes can use to become self sufficient and grow their own economic security.” The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas has deep roots in the Lone Star State. Proud Texans since the 1700s, Alabama-Coushatta members live on a 4,500-acre reservation near Livingston in Polk County. The Alabama-Coushattas helped Texas settlers during the Texas Revolution. Their friendship and assistance was recognized by Texas Presidents Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar, who worked to secure land for the tribe’s current reservation. Some startling statistics for the Alabama Coushatta Tribe: •Forty-six percent of all eligible members of the Alabama-Coushatta are not employed on a full-time basis • Only 1 percent of Tribal members on the reservation have a four-year college degree. • Of the 513 Tribal members who live on the reservation, 147 suffer from diabetes. Overall, the Tribe suffers from poor health care services. • The median household income of the Alabama-Coushatta is $10,809. Bruce West said “By allowing the tribe to have limited and controlled gaming, the tribe will create the financial ability to support itself, build infrastructure and provide employment opportunities to the tribe which needs the income. The tribe will be able to improve their healthcare facilities and improve the economic situation of Polk County. This seems like a no-brainer. Texas already allows horse racing and lotteries. By allowing our Texas tribes to have gaming, we can improve the economy of Texas by keeping our money local instead of providing added income to our neighboring states. I can understand why Abramoff wanted to shut down the casinos, but I am not sure why our congressional leaders do not want to give our Texas tribes the ability to make their own income as other tribes in neighboring states are doing. In this time of a down economy, I think it is best to keep as much money in Texas as possible.” In addition to the gaming issues, this tribe is still waiting for a resolution to a 2002 Federal Court Recommendation concerning land rights issues and a proposed $270.6 million settlement. Bruce West said “It is disappointing that a Federal Court ruling can be ignored for 8 years with no resolution. These are some of the local issues that should have be addressed and resolved by our congressional representation in Washington.” More information can be found at http://www.ac-trib e.com Bruce West is the Libertarian candidate for U.S. House 8th Congressional District – Texas.  (Mar 4, 2010 | post #1)