Thursday, November 28, 2013

Scott Baier Appointed Executive Director Of 14 Now!

On November 10, 2013, Scott Christopher Baier was appointed Executive Director of 14 Now!, a Youth Rights Advocacy Organization committed to lowering the voting age to 14, eliminating restrictions on the right of individuals 14 years of age and older to work, ending compulsory education at 14, allowing individuals 14 years of age and older to join the military, and setting the age of consent at 14. Dallwyn Merck served as the group's first Executive Director, from its founding on December 20, 2010 until his recent death.

In accepting the appointment, Scott Baier said:

While serving in my capacity as State Chair of the Personal Freedom Party of New Jersey, I became very familiar with the effective and powerful Youth Rights Advocacy work being done by 14 Now!. I was always impressed by their activism and by the fact that whenever I spoke about the Youth Rights movement, the first group people mentioned to me was 14 Now! It is therefore my honor to accept the position of Executive Director. I will do my best to build on the solid foundation laid by the group's first Executive Director, Dallwyn Merck. I intend to take 14 Now! to the next level by building coalitions of groups in support of each of the five main goals we seek to achieve.

Scott Christopher Baier graduated Toms River High School in the year 2000. He currently lives in Lawrence Township, New Jersey.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Dr. Stephen Finger Calls For A Free Market In Human Organs For Transplantation

Dr. Stephen Finger, an Otolaryngologist practicing medicine in Brooklyn, says the buying and selling of human organs for transplantation should be made legal and would save lives. In a recent article published on November 19, 2013 entitled "Have A Heart or...Maybe A Kidney, Dr. Finger wrote the following:

"Each year, over six thousand Americans die waiting for a kidney transplant. Many more thousands die waiting for liver, lung or heart transplants.

There are now only two ways to get an organ for transplantation, i.e. either from a living donor (kidney, liver, lung) or cadaver (all). Living donors are usually, but not always, relatives or friends. To get a cadaver organ, you go on a list and wait. It's illegal to buy an organ. Has to be a donation and with nothing given in return.

Now, suppose the government allowed a free market in buying and selling human organs with regulation to prevent fraud and assure informed consent. Maybe sounds a little ghoulish (unless you happen to need a transplant) but, nevertheless, what would be the result?

Well, if you were rich enough and had been unable to find a willing donor before, you would probably offer a lot of money to buy an organ (it's possible to live a perfectly normal life with only one kidney, and with liver and lung, you would offer to buy only a piece of the organ). In the case of a heart, you would, of course, have to make an offer to the family of the deceased.

So, while you had been on a list, or on several lists, waiting for an organ, now that you've been transplanted, you're off the list(s) and everyone below you moves up a notch. What's wrong with that?

The rich get their transplants the fastest but most everyone else gets theirs faster now that there are fewer people on the list. Isn't that a good thing that everyone improves his or her lot in life even though not necessarily at the same rate?

And, of course, if organ-selling were to be legal, it's a pretty safe bet that many more organs would become available. And, like everything else that some people want to buy and others want to sell, as the supply goes up, the price would eventually start to come down.

And finally, isn't this exactly the kind of thing that insurance was designed for, i.e. a lot of people paying a small amount each year so that if they are someday one of the relatively few who need to purchase an organ for transplantation, it wouldn't bankrupt them?

Of course, there's no reason that any of this would ever have to become compulsory. If you're not interested in a transplant and would prefer dialysis, well, 'If you like your kidney, you can keep it...' No, really!"

Dr. Stephen Finger ran for Congress in 2006 on the Libertarian and Republican Party lines. You can visit his blog at:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Matthew Kelly, Vice-President of Oath Keepers NYC, Says Assault Weapons Are Not For Killing Deer

Matthew Kelly, Vice-President of the New York City Chapter of Oath Keepers, wrote an article expressing the opinion that citizens should be allowed to have Assault Weapons under the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment, not because they need them for hunting but to protect them from tyrannical and despotic politicians. That article, which was posted to the Oath Keepers website on November 15, 2013, read as follows:

"No one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer."

So said New York Govenor Andrew Cuomo in his 2013 State of the State speech.

"I love to hunt and I love to be able to share that joy with my kids. But for the life of me, I don't know why the hell people have to have an assault weapon."

So said former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, during a visit to troops in Italy.

Both of these quotes were in reference to discussions about "gun control", which is really a discussion about the Second Amendment. And anyone with an iota of knowledge about the Second Amendment knows it has nothing whatsoever to do with hunting.

Both Cuomo and Panetta are smart and well-educated men. They are far from being ignoramuses. Yet these quotes, linking the Second Amendment to hunting, are patently idiotic.

How to reconcile these two facts, then?

If smart men knowledgeable of the Constitution make such absurdly nonsensical statements about it, what could explain this outside of an intentional desire to deceive a too-often distracted, gullible, and, sadly, ignorant public?

And if they are intent on deceiving the public, then to what end? Clearly it's in service to further "gun control" measures.

And we should be clear that the goal of those who seek to deceive in the name of "public safety" have as their ultimate aim the complete disarmament of the population. One need only look to, say, England; or listen to a younger Eric Holder; or read the words of Senator Dianne Feinstein, to see the end result of this agenda. Framing the argument in terms of "hunting" allows for each incremental, slow turn of the screw until we find that the Second Amendment has been rendered moot.

The purpose of the Second Amendment is, of course, to enable the population at large to arm itself against the encroachment of tyranny from within. If disarmed, all citizens are prey to the whims of their government.

In the modern era - over the past century - we have witnessed hundreds of millions of disarmed civilians slaughtered at the hand of their governments.

Those victims were, of course, dissidents of the government, or otherwise, peronae non gratae.

But the gun-grabbers insist it can't happen here. (Perhaps this is the one area in which they see America as exceptional?) Surely the U.S. government would never demonstrate the kind of hostility towards its own citizens that China or Russia or Nazi Germany did, correct?

We may recall at this point that the ATF, with possible collusion with Eric Holder's Department of Justice, ran guns to Mexican drug cartels with the intent of using the resulting violence - which killed at least two Americans - as propaganda to promote further gun control legislation.

It is also worth remembering that the Internal Revenue Service was brought to account for using its significant power to harass conservative-leaning organizations (i.e. those named or appearing to be affiliated with the grassroots "T.E.A. Party") and deny them their tax exempt status - so much so that it may have swung the 2012 election.

And let's not forget that Eric Holder's Department of Justice was also working with the White House to draft a legal justification for allowing drone strikes on American citizens on American soil.

And then, of course, there's the story of the NSA brazenly ignoring the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution and spying on every single American. And the man who blew the whistle on this flagrant abuse of federal power? Chased off to Russia under fear of imprisonment (or worse) the government of the United States.

In conclusion, it is the opinion of this author that those who do not believe the government is hostile towards its citizens are both ignorant of what our government is doing, and naive as to what our government is capable of doing.

Contrary to the cries of the politicians and the compliant mewing of the credulous, the point of gun control is not public safety. It is to protect the rulers from the ruled. We acquiesce to their agenda at our considerable peril.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Anthony J. Kraljic Appointed Queens LP Secretary

On November 12, 2013, the Executive Committee of the Libertarian Party of Queens County appointed Anthony J. Kraljic to serve as Secretary for the remainder of the unexpired term of office of Dallwyn Merck, who passed away on November 10th. Mr. Merck served as Secretary of the Queens LP continuously since May 13, 2006, when he was first elected to the position. Mr. Kraljic will continue to serve as Youth Outreach Coordinator, a position he was appointed to on October 12, 2013.

In accepting the appointment, Mr. Kraljic said:

I am honored to have been appointed Secretary of the Libertarian Party of Queens County, the largest and most active chapter in the New York Libertarian Party. Dallwyn Merck, the person who previously held this position, was a well-known pro-liberty activist and I join with my fellow chapter members in mourning his loss. I will do my best to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position of Secretary and to make a contribution to spreading the message of liberty to all who are open to hearing it.

Anthony J. Kraljic of Whitestone is a graduate of St. Mary's High School and of St. John's University, from which he graduated in 2008 with a B.S. degree in Administrative Studies. Mr. Kraljic is also a member of the New York Libertarian Party.

Monday, November 11, 2013

John Procida Calls Obama & De Blasio Communists & Says He's Ashamed To Say He's A New Yorker

On November 5, 2013, Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, was elected Mayor of the City of New York beating his closest opponent Joe Lhota, the Republican, by a margin of almost 50 percentage points. On November 11, 2013, John Procida issued the following Veterans Day statement calling President Barack Obama and Bill de Blasio Communists and saying he is now ashamed to say he's a New Yorker:

I am sad and confused. I guess America has changed and I have not noticed it. Didn't we fight a 50 year cold war including The Korean War and The Vietnam War and many other smaller wars trying to defeat Communism? It is sad to think that while our young men and women were getting killed in those wars against Communism, we have now accepted Communism here at home.

Yes, while our kids were getting killed, the Communists were working their plan to communize America here at home and they did.

We the people have elected into high office three Communists: Obama (both his mother and father were Communists; he promoted to high positions self-avowed Communists such as Van Jones), Bernie Sanders, a Senator for Vermont (a self-identified Communist); and now the City of New York has elected Bill de Blasio as Mayor (and he is an admitted Communist).

The Communist movement has been working tirelessly for 60 years. They printed their plan for the entire world to see in books by Saul Alinsky and Cloward & Piven, and they never wavered from those plans. Politically ignorant Americans fell right into their hands by a number of moves; they indoctrinated school teachers and they, in turn, indoctrinated their students. They took advantage of poor uneducated groups and filled their heads with the right to entitlements. They are intentionally bankrupting our City, State and Federal governments as directed by Cloward & Piven (four cities that I know of have declared bankruptcy including three in California and Detroit). 

The Communists and Socialists hide behind labels like Liberals and Progressives. All of de Blasio's campaign signs said Progressive. He said in his victory speech that he would change our laws into Progressive movements. No, they are smart enough to not admit to be Communists or Socialists as those words would wake up the sleeping electorate as to what they really are.

I am now ashamed to say I am a New Yorker, and that brings to mind a meeting I had in Austria. I met a group of Americans and I said, Hi, I see that you are Americans. Where are you from? They told me they were from the Midwest. Then they asked me where I was from and I answered proudly, New York. Then they replied, "Oh, you're not an American!"

John Procida serves as Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of Queens County. He issued these comments in his individual, and not in his official, capacity.

Friday, November 1, 2013

John Procida Says Suspicion Of Black Customers Is Rational & Justified

There have been recent news stories regarding shopkeepers being suspicious of black customers who purchased expensive items questioning whether the credit card used was stolen and stopping them to inquire about their purchases. This has given rise to black outrage and calls for the boycotting of the merchants involved. On October 31, 2013, John Procida issued the following statement with respect to these events:

Why are average white sales people suspicious of blacks purchasing outlandishly expensive items? They are simply following the old adage, "when there is smoke, there is fire". What is being demanded by black leaders is that sales people act stupid and never question any customer who is black. Then if there is fraud, I am sure the employer will simply smile and not think bad of the employee. Also, I'm sure the employer will not be upset at the loss no matter how large the loss is, as they have done their civic duty.

Common sense must be abandoned in the New Order.

I feel sorry for the good blacks. Unfortunately, they are carrying a cross made by their own people. The Italians get accused of being in the Mafia all the time. 

I ran and attended Unity Day meetings that our Italian organization held that were 50% attended by Middle Class Blacks from good Middle Class neighborhoods. Those black people had the same aspirations, and fears, that all middle class people have but they were, and still will be, discriminated against because of the black crime rate.

This is a tough world we live in and I do mean world as discrimination for many reasons and for many groups of people exists everywhere.

John Procida serves as Vice-Chair of the Libertarian Party of Queens County. He issued these comments in his individual, and not in his official, capacity.