The Weekly Sedition

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Boston Tea Party Response to the 2011 State of the Union

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — weeklysedition @ 1:17 AM

Boston Tea Party Response to the 2011 State of the Union

by Darryl W. Perry, BTPUSA National Chair

President Obama began the 2011 State of the Union address by congratulating the freshman class of the 112th Congress and asking people to be “mindful of the empty chair in this Chamber, and pray for the health of” Gabrielle Giffords. The President then mentioned the supposed “debate” between team blue and team red over the last two years saying, “that’s what a robust democracy demands.” Though, as a Constitutional law “scholar,” President Obama should know that the United States of America is supposed to be a Republic, not a democracy.

The President mentioned the recent mid-term elections saying, “governing will now be a shared responsibility between parties. New laws will only pass with support from Democrats and Republicans.” Unfortunately for the American people, the only things that will be able to get the needed bi-partisan support will not be laws that reduce the size, scope or power of the federal government. One need only look at the bi-partisan legislation passed during the Bush & Clinton administrations.

President Obama claims tax cuts were passed in December, there were no tax cuts passed by Congress or signed by President Obama in December. There was an extension of tax rates that were scheduled to expire, however there were no tax cuts passed in December.

He then went into the purpose of his speech, “winning the future.”

President Obama did not propose to “win the future” with plans to eliminate the IRS, war on drugs, legal tender laws or any other number of failed policies and agencies that have caused the condition we live in. President Obama said, “We need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. We have to make America the best place on Earth to do business. We need to take responsibility for our deficit, and reform our government. That’s how our people will prosper. That’s how we’ll win the future. And tonight, I’d like to talk about how we get there.” The easiest way to make sure America is the “best place on Earth to do business” would be to eliminate the regulations and licensing laws that prevent new businesses from opening. Congress should also abolish the Federal Reserve and legal tender laws, which allow the private central bank to manipulate the money supply which causes the “boom-bust” cycle.

“The first step in winning the future,” Obama says, “is encouraging American innovation.” Though when he says “encouraging American innovation” he doesn’t mean removing subsidies that support existing business in certain industries which intentionally hinder or prevent competition. Instead of eliminating subsidies, the President called for an increase in subsidies for “biomedical research, information technology and especially clean energy technology.” Obama wants to use government force to “have 1 million electric vehicles on the road by 2015” and “80% of America’s electricity will come from clean energy sources by 2035.”

The President also wants to spend more taxpayer funding to replace No Child Left Behind and “prepare 100,000 new teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.”

President Obama said, “America is the nation that built the transcontinental railroad, brought electricity to rural communities, and constructed the interstate highway system.” The transcontinental railroad was built by private business, electricity was originally provided by competing companies (until companies were able to get government granted monopolies) though the interstate highway system was built with taxpayer money without explicit constitutional authority to do so. He also wants to spend taxpayer funding to expand infrastructure, with a goal “to give 80% of Americans access to high-speed rail” within 25 years and within 5 years “we will make it possible for business to deploy the next generation of high-speed wireless coverage to 98% of all Americans.”

The President then mentioned the complicated tax code being enforced by the IRS and written by lobbyist and special interests. Instead of asking Congress to abolish the IRS and the income tax while reducing wasteful spending and eliminating unconstitutional spending, he asked Congress to “simplify the system” and eliminate loopholes; optimistically hoping that lobbyist will not be able to get tax breaks in the future. He also proposed a $400 billion “freeze” on spending, which amounts to not increasing spending on 12% of the federal budget.

President Obama says he has “ordered a review of government regulations. Only when we find rules that put an unnecessary burden on businesses, we will fix them. But I will not hesitate to create or enforce commonsense safeguards to protect the American people.” I hope the President keeps his word on this, though I will not hold my breath.

Obama claims the “Iraq War is coming to an end” though last August, he declared the undeclared war to be “over” while keeping 50,000 troops in Iraq. The President also warned the world, “we will not relent, we will not waver, and we will defeat you.”

President Obama’s State of the Union address on “winning the future” was nothing more than a message on spending tax payer money on central planning while giving lip service to cutting government spending and lowering federal taxes.


In Peace, Freedom, Love & Liberty,
Darryl W. Perry
Chair Boston Tea Party National Committee
Owner / Managing Editor, Free Patriot Press
2016 candidate for President of the United States of America


NOTES

  1. Original article
  2. Reposted –
    1. New Mexico Liberty / The BTPNM Blog
    2. KCUF Media – Xanga

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Saturday, 26 December 2009

Boston Tea Party endorses Joe Kennedy for US Senate

Filed under: Politics — Tags: , , , , — weeklysedition @ 2:37 AM

Boston Tea Party endorses Joe Kennedy for US Senate
For Immediate Release
December 26, 2009
By Douglass Gaking

The Boston Tea Party National Committee has, by a vote of 4-0 with two members not voting, endorsed Joe Kennedy for US Senate. Joe Kennedy is running as an independent in the special election to fill the seat vacated by the late Edward Kennedy from Massachusetts (he is not related to the late Senator).

Joe Kennedy recently announced his support of HR 4248, the Free Competition in Currency Act, a bill endorsed by the BTP National Committee as part of the “Honest Money” Resolution. At-Large Rep. Darryl W. Perry said, “Joe Kennedy is the only candidate (in this election) that supports a Competitive Currency (establishing an effective monetary policy to maintain strong currency at home and a competitive currency abroad for balancing trade,) and an Audit/End of the Federal Reserve System.”

BTP Chairman Douglass Gaking added, “He supports Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed and Free Competition of Currency acts and takes a strict libertarian position on just about everything.”

In accepting the endorsement, Kennedy commented, “I am very excited to receive the endorsement of the Boston Tea Party. Before I was a politician I was a TEA Party Activist and like millions of others I see the looming problems with our government. Our great nation is rapidly racing toward bankruptcy. Taxation is growing without restraint and the freedoms and ideals we grew up with are vanishing. All the while our politicians have stopped caring and stopped listening to the wants and needs of the population. As a country we deserve lower taxes and a smaller, more responsible and less intrusive government. As TEA Party Activists we insist on more freedom, State’s rights and a government that listens to the people it represents not one that takes our money and turns a deaf ear to the population it supports. These are the needs of our nation and the foundation of the Boston Tea Party and my candidacy. I am running on Tea Party Principals and I will represent them fully in the Senate. My gratitude (goes out) to the Boston Tea Party for the honor of their endorsement.”

The Boston Tea Party was founded in 2006 with a one sentence platform, “The Boston Tea Party supports reducing the size, scope and power of government at all levels and on all issues, and opposes increasing the size, scope and power of government at any level, for any purpose.” In October 2008, the party’s National Convention adopted the four point program of the Campaign for Liberty. Their program calls for an end to overseas occupation, a restoration of privacy and other liberties, no increase in the national debt, and a thorough review of the Federal Reserve.

For more information, see the following —

Kennedy’s website

The Boston Tea Party Official Site


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Monday, 30 June 2008

BTPNM Bylaws Now Online

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — weeklysedition @ 2:24 AM

The interim Bylaws for the Boston Tea Party of New Mexico are now posted online, both at the BTPNM Yahoo! and Google groups.

Here’s a link to the copy posted at the Google group.

A few notes about the Bylaws I posted —

I borrowed a couple of bits from the Libertarian Party of New Mexico‘s Constitution and Bylaws. In particular, the beginning part about the Party’s name and emblem. To this I added a part that allows for the State Committee to design a logo, so long as it’s consistent with the platform.

I changed the part about the State Committee from what the National Bylaws say (four at-large members) to one at-large member and one from each of New Mexico’s U.S. Congressional districts. This is to create a barrier against a group meeting OFFLINE and conspiring to pack the committee. True, there’s nothing that stops people from doing this online via private emails. At least by doing this, the committee will have an incentive to develop county-, campus- or tribal-level affiliates in different parts of the state.

Article 12 was entirely my creation. This is in there so the BTPNM State Committee can make endorsements outside of the BTPNM if it’s deemed necessary.

Saturday, 28 June 2008

The Boston Tea Party v.2

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — weeklysedition @ 12:04 AM

Back in July, 2006, the Libertarian Party‘s National Convention saw the LP’s platform gutted by Carl Milsted and cronies, all to get rid of the “extreme” and “wacky-sounding” rhetoric contained in the pre-2006 platform, because that sort of language “scares people off.”

There’s one problem with that sorry excuse for an operating premise — there are people who are NOT scared off by the sort of principled rhetoric that the Milsted Minions are terrified of. Instead of being scared off, they are ATTRACTED by it. I ought to know, as I’m a piece of evidence supporting my side here. Back in 1993, I was disgusted by the Republican Party’s support for anti-gun bigots. At the same time, I received some literature from the LP. One of the news items covered was an “assault raffle,” where the Arizona LP’s Phoenix chapter was raffling off a MAK-90 as a fundraiser. I thought “Here’s a group that I want to be a part of.” I filled out and mailed the enrollment coupon on 1 January 1994, and have remained in the LP ever since.

As a result of the 2006 Portland Platform Purge, Tom Knapp founded the Boston Tea Party. The BTP (v.1) slowly became inactive, but Tom resurrected the BTP platform as the World’s Smallest Political Platform, or WSPP.

Fast-forward to May 2008. There are fourteen candidates for the LP’s presidential nomination. At almost the last minute, former GOP Congressman Bob Barr jumped into the running. There were some serious questions about his past — whether or not he had changed from being a drug-warring, pagan-outlawing, homophobic war pig. There were other questions about the “Bob Barr Leadership Fund” slush PAC.

In the midst of all of this, I saw a note from Jim Davidson on Facebook pitching the revitalized Boston Tea Party. At first I thought it was a joke — the first meeting of the BTP was held in Denver concurrent with the 2008 LP National Convention — but then I noticed that one individual, a Dr. Tom Stevens, was already trying to take it over, and the BTP hadn’t even nominated any candidates. Stevens and cronies have since resigned, after setting up a few bogus “state affiliates.”

When Stevens and his buddies quit the BTP, there was at least one vacancy on the National Committee. Somehow my name came up as a good interim replacement, and I accepted the nomination to the Committee. Since then, I’ve set up a Yahoo! group for the BTPNM and have recently applied to the National Committee for state affiliate status.

And so, I’d like to take this time to invite libertarians, both Big-L and small-l, to consider joining the Boston Tea Party. You don’t need to give up whatever partisan status you have with any other party to do it — all you have to do is sign up on one of the BTP’s email lists or message boards, and signify that you support the BTP platform.

Boston Tea Party USA Official Site
BTPUSA Myspace Group
BTPUSA Facebook Group

BTPNM Yahoo! Group