Nashville Libertarians hosted a booth at the Flatrock Festival. At the event we met a number of Libertarians. View Pictures of the event.
The TN Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the TN Highway Patrol, will be setting up checkpoints throughout Tennessee this weekend. If you are stopped at one of these checkpoints you will be asked for your papers, and likely administered a sobriety test which could include a forced blood sample!!! If you think you have nothing to worry about, keep in mind that TN DUI Officers have in the past have been warned to arrest more people "or else" which means they have every incentive to meet their quota. Once your blood and DNA is forcibly extracted from you it gets stored in a government database.
Here is the official release from the TN government -
Here is a list of when and where the checkpoints will be located:
If you should happen to not be able to avoid one of the "vampire checkpoints" listed at the above link please take the time to watch the following instructional videos in order to be prepared for your encounter.
10 rules for dealing with law enforcement:
7 rules for recording law enforcement:
DON'T TALK TO LAW ENFORCEMENT - PART I & II:
CITIZENS GUIDE TO SURVIVING POLICE ENCOUNTERS:
PRINT OUT THIS MINI POCKET CARD OF RIGHTS FOR YOUR WALLET OR GLOVE BOX:
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS WHEN ENCOUNTERING LAW ENFORCEMENT (full version):
Video of how to get through a checkpoint:
PS - Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey voted for this and admits his ignorance at how this could possibly be an invasion of privacy. See the video of his own words here
May 9, 2013 By michaelsuede
Orginally Published by, Libertarian News
Religion: a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith.
Faith: firm belief in something for which there is no proof.
On the website Debate.org, the question of whether government is necessary or not was put up for debate. One of the responses that was given in favor government being a necessity says:
Without an enforcing government to have justice and keep the peace, I do believe that the human race would turn on itself and descend into chaos. Our personalities and even our families lend themselves towards governance. Without it, we would have no organization, no services, and no police. Education would be spotty, we would be thrown back into a stone-age like existence.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 21 May 2013 20:09)
By Carla Howell Libertarian Party Executive Director
The presidential administrations of Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, and, now, Barack Obama have all been caught using the Internal Revenue Service to target political enemies.
As long as we have the IRS — and the income tax — we should expect more presidents to use their power to silence and intimidate free voices. No IRS investigation or firing of a few scapegoats will change that.
"We must abolish the IRS and end any need for a regulatory agency that snoops into people's private lives," said Libertarian Party Executive Director Carla Howell. "We must draw back total federal spending to the level of 1992, which is more than enough to fulfill the government's constitutional duties to protect our life, liberty, and property. This will allow us to balance the budget immediately, end the federal income tax completely, and give back an average of more than $12,000 to every family in America." "We don't need an income tax, and we certainly don't need the IRS," Howell said.
The Libertarian Party is the only political party in America calling for both dismantling the IRS altogether and dramatically and immediately downsizing Big Government. "The Libertarian Party is running candidates to dramatically downsize the federal government," Howell said. "We can cut federal spending by 50 percent, or even 90 percent, and Americans will be better for it. We can end the personal income tax, the corporate income tax, the death tax, and all federal payroll taxes. There will be no need for the IRS, nor any substitute agency."
"Ending the income tax, abolishing the IRS, and cutting federal spending to the level of 1992 means no more deficit spending," Howell said. "This will stop inflation and stabilize prices. Even more importantly, it will transfer wealth out of the wasteful, dysfunctional and destructive government sector and into the productive private sector, resulting in a bounty of new jobs and prosperity for Americans."
"We will make living in America and doing business in America much better," Howell said. "Individuals, businesses, and political organizations will all be safe from government interrogation and free to express their political views. It will dramatically increase the wealth of the private sector and inspire hundreds of billions of dollars in investment in small businesses and American jobs."
Another benefit of abolishing the IRS is that it would become far more difficult to fund massive interventionist military presence and warfare around the globe.
"It will also require our massive military budgets to go down, which currently encourage overseas meddling and war," Howell said. "We get rid of the IRS, we get rid of the income tax, we dramatically downsize federal spending and taxation, and America and the world will be better for it."
Last Updated (Friday, 24 May 2013 04:14)
Join the Liberty Movement by Joining the Libertarian Party of Tennessee and the National Libertarian Party. The Liberty package offers membership to both of these groups and more, here’s what you get:
Last Updated (Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:13)
By: Will Coley
In the aftermath of the Boston Bombing, I’ve been taken aback by the reaction of some professed advocates of liberty. People I once saw as rational, logical, objective, ‘thinking’ people, have gone off the deep end, drunk on the lemming-aide being served up to the masses by the mainstream media. The reaction of most Americans, including American Muslims, is the same. All lining up to pledge their undying fealty to the growing police state, but in the ‘liberty movement’ this has become a “separating the chaff from the wheat” moment, and this isn’t the first time violence in Boston has resulted in the separating of the true, from those who simply pay lip service to liberty.
Nearly 250 years ago British troops were accused of gunning down American civilians in the streets of Boston; 5 were killed and many injured. Based on the statements of eyewitnesses Bostonians grabbed their torches and pitchforks and headed to the streets looking for ‘justice’, the rule of law be damned. In the midst of that mob there was a lone voice of reason; a man who saw justice, through the rule of law, as a paramount of civilized, and free society. Alone in his defense of liberty, he stood against the mob, armed with nothing more than reason, and a dedication to the rights of ALL men. John Adams, stood down a mob armed with muskets, pitchforks, torches and a blood lust for a target to affix their rage to.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 May 2013 16:02)