Follow Up: Referendums, Testing Opt Out, and Gun Control

Our first New Castle County Meeting for 2015 was a great success, with a standing-room only crowd at the Bear Library!

We promised this follow up email, with links to the Testing Opt Out and Gun Control legislation discussed, plus dates to remember for the month ahead regarding the Christina Referendum — starting with our special event next week on May 7th.

Testing “Opt Out”

While there was disagreement in the room on the political strategy of supporting Opt Out legislation, House Bill 50 contains obvious violations of personal liberty.

So long as those infringements on parental and privacy rights exist in the bill, we must remain in opposition to this legislation.

CLICK HERE to find the link to House Bill 50, as well as a description of the problematic provisions.

Municipal Gun Control

Draft legislation for a “Muni Gun Ban” was released to ban personal protection in all municipal building, as well as any building — public or private — where a government entity meets in an official capacity.

Currently, this draft legislation is still seeking sponsors at the Capitol.

CLICK HERE to find the link to the draft bill, as well as the information we have up to this point on its origins.

School District Referendum

The next tax hike referendum attempt by Christina School District is scheduled for May 27th, with one more school board meeting scheduled for May 12th.

This issue is relevant to all school districts across the state.

The problems facing Christina today have already been felt in the Appoquinimink, Colonial, Red Clay, Seaford, Milford, and Cape Henlopen school districts.

And it will continue.

If we do not tackle the root causes of rising costs and declining student performance during one of these referendums, this problem will continue to spiral further in the wrong direction.

As we outlined in the meeting, it’s clear that the Christina school board is asking the citizens to vote on a bad solution,  insisting on slashing pro-student resources . . .

. . . while protecting nearly 100 non-essential positions and bloated executive salaries as high as $192,000 a year.

We will be having a special referendum event prior to the May 12th board meeting. Here are the details:

Thursday, May 7th at 7:00pm
Bible Fellowship Church of Newark
808 S Old Baltimore Pike
Newark, DE 19702

Proponents of referendum passage have made a conscious decision to use similar tactics from their victorious counterparts in Red Clay back in February, holding regular “political action” meetings, professional marketing services . . .

. . . and even using district taxpayer dollars to fund their pro-tax hike literature and advertisements — including plans to pay for street side billboards!

Parents, teachers, and other residents who oppose the school district’s proposal are having their own tax dollars used against them and need to make their voice heard.

It’s unacceptable. And the current referendum proposal on the ballot is the wrong proposal to be voting on.

We will be calling for the school board to cancel the referendum and START OVER by listening to the better ideas put forth by the community.

Please join us for our special referendum event on May 7th at Bible Fellowship Church in Newark.

In Liberty,
Eric Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. Please join us at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 7th at the Bible Fellowship Church of Newark on Old Baltimore Pike.

We need to come together as a county and try to stop Delaware’s high cost, low performance approach to education on the battlefield of Christina School District.

Help us pressure that school board to stop their May 27th Tax Hike Referendum and START OVER by listening to parents, teachers and other residents.

4/22/2015 New Castle County Meeting

Our first New Castle County Meeting for 2015 is next Wednesday and there is no shortage of issues to tackle.

The problems surrounding education in the State of Delaware continue to pile on and there has been no significant momentum to fix them.

With the desperate need for political leadership to straighten out these issues, we will now be organizing activists to ramp up the pressure on our politicians.

Next Wednesday, we’ll be covering . . . 

  • the latest school district referendums
  • the push for “opting out” of standardized testing
  • the path forward for education freedom

We will also have brief updates on the municipalities where we are engaged, such as Newark and Wilmington.

Here are the details for our meeting next Wednesday:

New Castle County – Wednesday, April 22, from 7-9 p.m.

Bear Library
101 Governors Plaza
Bear, DE 19701
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

In Liberty,
Eric Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. Please join us next Wednesday at the Bear Library in Bear, DE. Get involved in fighting for change in your town and school district.

LPAC UPDATE: Additional Speakers Announced

Campaign for Liberty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Congressmen Amash, Broun, Huelskamp, Jones, Massie, and Sanford to Speak at 4th Annual Liberty Political Action Conference

SPRINGFIELD, Virginia – Campaign for Liberty has announced additional speakers for the organization’s fourth Liberty Political Action Conference (LPAC), taking place September 18-20 in Alexandria, Virginia.

Congressmen Justin Amash (R-MI), Paul Broun (R-GA), Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), Walter Jones (R-NC), Thomas Massie (R-KY), and Mark Sanford (R-SC) are confirmed speakers. Previously announced speakers include Dr. Ron Paul, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

The three-day event will feature grassroots training, breakout sessions, private briefings, and speeches from elected officials, activists, and other leaders of the liberty movement. Additional speakers will be announced at a later date.

“I am very excited to have such an exciting array of speakers for LPAC 2014,” said C4L President John Tate. “I look forward to the best LPAC yet and a weekend filled with captivating speakers and valuable training that will empower our members to successfully push for liberty at the federal, state, and local levels.”

Hundreds of grassroots activists from across the country attended LPAC 2013, which featured guest speakers including Dr. Paul, Senator Rand Paul, Congressman Thomas Massie, Congressman Justin Amash, WWE Superstar Glenn ‘Kane’ Jacobs, farmer and author Joel Salatin, and Ladar Levison.

Additional details, including the procedure for requesting press credentials, will be announced at a later date.

Liberty Political Action Conference
September 18-20, 2014
Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
5000 Seminary Road
Alexandria VA 22311
www.lpac.com

Delaware’s Last Day is Today

This is it; the final day of Delaware’s 147th General Assembly.

Any bill that doesn’t pass tonight will be gone and whatever liberty-shredding idea it represents will have to be resubmitted next year.

I’ll be thankful when this night is over, but the truth is, it’s the most dangerous night of the entire cycle.

Tonight, both the House and the Senate will suspend the rules more times than they do all year long.

Tonight, they will stop the clock at 11:59 PM, make deals into the wee hours of the morning, and ram through new laws that the public has no chance to review.

And tonight, we’ll be there to watch over them, apply pressure, and report back to the citizens.

There are two ways you can help now:

  • Join us in Dover for any period of time after 4:00 PMto tell these legislators — in person — how to vote.
  • Stay engaged at home, paying attention to our LIVE UPDATES on Facebook and Twitter, and calling their phone lines through the night.

We made a helpful information brochure that will be handed out to those who join us in the State Capitol at 411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE 19901.

CLICK HERE to download our Last Day Literature.

We also compiled all of the phone contact information available for each legislator.

CLICK HERE to download our Contact Information Sheet.

And finally, stay tuned to REAL-TIME UPDATES from our team tonight at our social media pages. If you haven’t LIKED or FOLLOWED these pages yet, please do so now:

http://www.facebook.com/DelawareC4L

http://twitter.com/DelawareC4L

It’s going to be a long night of fighting for our freedom. I encourage you to participate any way you can.

If you look at that list of bad bills in our literature, it’s clear that every little bit is going to count.

But after the dust settles and we take a day to recharge our batteries, it will get even more fun —

— we’ll be able to finish creating this session’s Delaware Hall of Shame.   

Stay vigilant with us.

For Liberty,

Eric Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

We Have To Stop Them

Campaign for Liberty

Our meetings are back in full swing – and not a moment too soon.
 

The state legislature is back in session, and there is no shortage of liberty-shredding legislation that we need to mobilize on.
 

From attacking our most fundamental right of free speech and assembly…
 

…to increasing the powers of an ever-expanding police state…
 

the legislators in Dover are doing everything they can to take the last bits of freedom we have.
 

For example, House Bill 187, the Free Speech Prohibition bill, is still on the Ready List in the Delaware House of Representatives, and Speaker Schwartzkopf can bring it to the floor for a vote at any time.   

– This bill expands the definition of charitable organization to cover every possible assembly of people and will end the activities of all advocacy entities in the First State. 

– It expands the definition of solicitation to cover every possible means of human interaction and communication. 

– It requires you to report all financial information, expenditures, and schedules of your activities. 

– It even requires any vendors you use for your effort to log and report information on every person you reach out to, whether they respond to you or not. 

– And worst of all, it makes all of the information – including personal information of your vendors and donors – public on the Internet.   

But it’s also a 22-page bill.  I haven’t even scratched the surface of the atrocities buried into this mess.   

Literally, your ability to speak to others about anything you care about will be crushed.   

And Representative Edward Osienski of Newark refuses to remove his First Amendment-shredding piece of legislation.  

Call him now and demand that House Bill 187 be STRICKEN from the record.   

Legislative Office: (302)744-4351 
Outside Office: (302)577-8476 
Home Phone: (302)292-8903   

It’s up to us to stop these assaults on freedom.  Please join us at a meeting this month.
 

Sussex County – Friday, May 16, from 7-9 p.m.
Abundant Life Church

20488 Donovans Road

Georgetown, DE 19947   

West New Castle County – Monday, May 19, from 7-9 p.m.
Newark Senior Center (Activity Room)

200 White Chapel Drive

Newark, DE 19713
 

North New Castle County – Wednesday, May 21, from 7-9 p.m.
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church

1006 Wilson Road

Wilmington, DE 19803   

Kent County – Thursday, May 22, from 7-9 p.m. 
Levy Court Administration Complex (Room 221) 
555 South Bay Road 
Dover, DE 19901 

South New Castle County – Thursday, May 29, from 7-9 p.m.
M.O.T Senior Center

300 S. Scott Street

Middletown, DE 19709
 

In Liberty,
 

Eric Boye

Delaware State Coordinator

Campaign for Liberty
 

P.S. Legislators like Ed Osienski of Newark are destroying our liberties.  The good news is, there’s plenty we can do to stop them.
 

Please join us at one of the meetings this month as we continue to build our strength in opposing their assault on our rights.

More Fights, More Fun

Campaign for Liberty

Last month, I sent you some gruesome details on House Bill 187.

Shortly after I emailed you, Senator Gary Simpson removed himself from being a sponsor on the bill.

I don’t know about you, but results like that are fun when they happen.

But unfortunately, this fight is far from over.

In our meetings this month, I will dissect House Bill 187 for you – directly from the actual language of the bill.

In addition, we’ll begin the process of mobilizing on the local fights that our Hartly One-Day School graduates identified using one of the tools they learned at the training.

In Wilmington, the city has gotten fat and sassy from their Instant Ticketing System, where bureaucrats trespass on private property looking for “code violations,” and the owner is declared guilty the moment the ticket is written and must pay extra for an appeal.

And many times, they are ticketing properties and recording the wrong addresses – with the fines and violation records being charged to random neighbors down the street!

In Newark – the city awash with power plant corruption and rain taxes – the Council has recently installed their “Checkpoint Charlie” security apparatus at City Hall to assuage the fears of the City Manager and Mayor.

Meanwhile, University of Delaware students can’t carry basic, open market Taser guns sold on Amazon to protect themselves while walking back from class at night.

Our group in Kent County is taking on the unlawful backdoor registration ordinance in Dover that requires its own citizens to get a permission slip from the Chief of Police in order to carry a firearm for personal protection in city limits.

Let’s be clear: the natural right to bear arms and openly carry in Delaware requires no permission.

And Sussex County is currently taking fire in the way of tax hike referendums in their school districts, with our activists achieving a victory in Seaford on February 27th and the next battle looming in Milford on March 26th.

These activists engaged the citizens and sent a clear message to their local school board. . .

. . .Stop taking federal money to implement the disastrous, expensive curricula known as Common Core, along with the data-gathering schemes over our children and their families, and then expecting us to pay for it when the federal bribe money stops flowing.

In other words, keep control over our childrens’ education LOCAL and remove Common Core from our schools.

Here are the dates and times of our meetings this month.

Kent County – Wednesday, March 12, from 7-9p.m.
Levy Court Administration Complex (Room 221)
555 South Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901

West New Castle County – Monday, March 17, from 7-9p.m.
Newark Senior Center (Activity Room)
200 White Chapel Drive
Newark, DE 19713

North New Castle County – Wednesday, March 19, from 7-9p.m.
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
1006 Wilson Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Sussex County – Friday, March 21, from 7-9p.m.
Abundant Life Church
20488 Donovans Road
Georgetown, DE 19947

South New Castle County – Thursday, March 27, from 7-9p.m.
M.O.T Senior Center
300 S. Scott Street
Middletown, DE 19709

We had great meetings last month, with a lot of participation from our Hartly graduates in scoring these fights.

Now it’s time to turn up the heat on these local politicians and stop the seeds of bad government where they are planted first – at the bottom of the food chain.

Please mark your calendars and attend one of the local meetings at the dates and times listed above.

In Liberty,

Eric Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. House Bill 187 is the #1 threat to our grassroots voice and the democratic process in Delaware.

Don’t miss the detailed breakdown of this egregious piece of legislation.

Join us and take action to stop bad government policies right in your own backyard. Show up to a local meeting at the dates and times listed above.

Free Speech Prohibition

Campaign for Liberty

I never thought I’d actually live to see it. Not in this country.

Our First Amendment rights are now under attack in Delaware.

We’ll be talking about this at our meetings this month, in addition to our ongoing efforts to fight Common Core, anti-2nd Amendment legislation, and local battles in your area.

House Bill 187 was introduced by Representative Edward Osienski and cosponsored by Representative John Kowalko and Senator David Sokola.

It will force charitable organizations – both state and national – to maintain a burdensome level of administrative costs, labor-intensive record keeping, and privacy-shredding reporting requirements.

The bill will also prohibit organizations from soliciting for new members and donations unless they use state-approved, registered solicitation vendors.

All three of these sponsoring politicians are from Newark, DE.

The Newark City Council has been repeatedly stopped in the last year by our activists on fights involving the 4th Amendment, 2nd Amendment, Rain Taxes, and Property Rights.

And Delaware C4L just beat them for the second time on a major piece of unconstitutional legislation.

Politicians do not like citizens standing up to their anti-liberty agendas.

So now they’re coming for our 1st Amendment rights because without freedom of speech, we can’t fight anything at all.

House Bill 187 will force donor-driven, charitable organizations operating in Delaware into a new registration, taxation, and tracking scheme.

House Bill 187 just passed out of the House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee.

It sailed through by a vote of 7 to 1.

That means it could be voted on in the House as early asMarch 18th.

If this passes, it will virtually stop the operations of charitable organizations in the state – both local and national.

We’ve got all kinds of anti-liberty issues to fight, but without our 1st Amendment rights of speech and assembly, all of our other fights mean nothing.

If it becomes too difficult for people to speak as a group or raise money, make phone calls, print petitions, and everything else that groups do. . .

. . .it’s going to be a liberty-shredding free-for-all in our state’s future.

In short, HB 187 is an onerous law that can be used to punish grassroots citizen groups at will if they dare to speak out against government officials and to control non-profit organizations who don’t bend to the government’s will.

We need to mobilize against this assault on our Constitution, our natural rights, and our ability to work together.

Here are the dates and times of our remaining meetings this month:

West New Castle County – Monday, February 17, from 7-9p.m.
Newark Senior Center (Activity Room)
200 White Chapel Drive
Newark, DE 19713
North New Castle County – Wednesday, February 19, from 7-9p.m.
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
1006 Wilson Road
Wilmington, DE 19803
Sussex County – Friday, February 21, from 7-9p.m.
Abundant Life Church
20488 Donovans Road
Georgetown, DE 19947
South New Castle County – Thursday, February 27, from 7-9p.m.
M.O.T Senior Center
300 S. Scott Street
Middletown, DE 19709

We knew if we had success, the politicians would try to stop us.

Now it’s up to us to stop them – again.

In Liberty,

Eric Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. Our First Amendment rights are under attack in Delaware. Once those are gone, the rest of our liberties are up for grabs to the power hungry politicians.

Don’t miss your local meeting this month. Please show up at one of the dates and times listed above.

Our Deadline is Saturday

Campaign for Liberty

This is where the rubber meets the road. Our deadline is upon us.

I’ve gone to great lengths to bring the Foundation for Applied Conservative Leadership to our state.

Everything you think you know about politics – including any cynicism or pessimism – will be turned upside down at this school.

This Saturday is the deadline to register for this class.

Click here to register for the Hartly Political Leadership School on February 1st.

Have you read their Mission Statement?

I’d be surprised if it didn’t strike a nerve in you.

“Our goal is to help our fellow citizens understand how the political process works in America.

When you understand how the political process works, you can make it work to advance the issues and causes that will restore America to its constitutional roots.

We want our students to understand just how much power they really have.  You no longer have to be a prisoner of politicians and their schemes.  You can finally burn your victim card.

Maintaining our freedom is not a one-time event.  Our liberty will not be restored by one person being elected to the White House.  Change is a process.  Someone will be in charge, and politicians will be concerned about their next election.

We don’t want to equip you to be an effective pawn or volunteer for a candidate or political party. We want to help you create a political environment that will reduce government interference in our lives, resulting in lower taxes and more freedom.

We hope you will join us in advancing the cause of conservative leadership.”

Click here before this Saturday to register for this important experience.

Unless you have attended one of FACL’s events in the past, I can guarantee that you don’t know how the political process really works.

Here’s what you do know: How the political class wants you to believe the political process works.

This special event will be a turning point in your life.

I know, it sounds too good to be true.

But when you come out of this class, you will be empowered beyond anything you have known in your life.

You will see how we can take back our government.

We’ve already seen results from the few Delaware patriots who have already attended one of these classes —

  • Beating back unconstitutional ordinances, tax hikes, and a new “Rain Tax” in Newark…
  • Reversing unconstitutional gun laws in Elsmere…
  • And defeating the Attorney General’s prized piece of anti-gun legislation, House Bill 88 — TWICE!

There is no substitute for this training.

Click here right now to make sure you get a seat.

With more regular citizens like you and me armed to the teeth with new ideas, new tactics, and a fresh perspective on what is possible ––

— every politician in the State of Delaware is going to be in for a very rude awakening.

I look forward to working together to wake them out of the “Delaware Way.”

In Liberty,

Eric Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. This Saturday is the deadline to sign up for an important event that will change your understanding of politics forever.

Click here to secure your seat and prepare to be empowered.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity on February 1st in Hartly.

We got another victory. Now do you really want liberty?

Campaign for Liberty

As you may have already heard by now, our trained activists sealed the deal this past week on our successful defeat of House Bill 88 – the outrageous, unconstitutional, search, seize, and detain legislation that Attorney General Beau Biden tried to skate through under the ruse of mental illness.

The anti-gun crowd thought they could use the tactic of “reconsideration” in the first three days of the year to bring the bill back for another vote.

Our activists delivered an almost unprecedented level of pressure by email, phone, fax, and physical presence inside the walls of Legislative Hall. The anti-gun crowd couldn’t get enough Senators to change their vote.

And then there was victory — again. It came at 4:08p.m., on Wednesday, January 15th, when the deadline passed for any further reconsideration trickery.

But the execution of those activities didn’t happen overnight. And it wasn’t through the traditional methods the political class tells us “work” in order to get the results we want.

It took a lot of planning and preparation in the months prior to those two days in order to see the end result.

It took new ideas and new tactics the political class doesn’t want us to know about —

— because these new ideas actually do “work.”

Many of you have been attending our monthly meetings across the state, where a great deal of education and planning occurs.

But nothing will prepare us more for our next battles
as a statewide team of citizen activists than your attendance at the Hartly One-Day Political Leadership School that I have personally arranged.

Please click here to make a commitment to the cause of liberty by getting your ticket to the #1 political school you will ever attend.

You have seen what can be accomplished by a few leaders who have already attended this school, and the additional ground support from our group members who have not.

Our goal should be to make sure all of our members go through this training.

Just imagine how much more we could accomplish for liberty.

If everyone receiving this email acquired the knowledge that will be taught on that day, it is my fervent belief that we will be virtually unstoppable.

  • No more ineffective, traditional tactics to sway our legislators.
  • No more inefficient communications with dodgy politicians.
  • No more falling for the endless list of tricks that the political class has up their sleeve to keep us distracted while they erode our liberties year after year, one bill after another.

Please join me in Hartly on February 1st, and learn how to successfully stop the government overreach that so many of us complain about.

Imagine a day when all of that complaining turns into celebrating.

We’ve had a taste of what is possible.

Reserve your spot today.

In Liberty,

Eric Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. If you really want to stop complaining about our out-of-control government and start celebrating more victories like the one our activists achieved this past week, please attend the One-Day Political Leadership School that I have arranged in Hartly, on February 1st.

Click this link to get your ticket for this important event.

And forward this to other like-minded patriots who have simply had enough of the constant attacks to take away our liberty through unconstitutional legislation in our State of Delaware.

Who’s tired of big government?

Campaign for Liberty

Here’s a list of New Year’s Resolutions that should probably interest you.

The government needs to keep raising our taxes – and coming up with new ones.

Our Governor needs to give state grants to more big corporations and casinos.

They need to take more property from the citizens using eminent domain, create more excuses and reasons to confiscate our firearms, and write more regulations and requirements to chase businesses and jobs out of the state.

And the government really needs to control and document every thought in the minds of our children ––

— as well as their parents, meaning US.

Believe it or not, that’s how our representatives in Delaware are voting; not just at the state level, but at every level — all the way down to the school boards.

As citizens, we’ve got an important job to do. This job is in addition to our day jobs and putting food on the table.

We have the responsibility to tell politicians what bills we want them to pass, how we want them to vote, and then hold them accountable for any bad behavior.

I know it sounds tedious, but it’s actually a very fun luxury.

In a lot of countries, the citizen doesn’t get to even apply for that job.

And bringing political pain to bad politicians is about as fun as anything you could ever do in your entire life.

We’ve got exciting plans to do all of it in 2014.

Our January meetings this month will be our chance to regroup after the holidays.

We’ll be discussing the local issues that are concerning the citizens, as well as looking for new local leaders to put in place this year.

I’ll also be releasing the final details of our Candidate Survey Program, which will be delivered to all candidates running for a seat in the State House and State Senate this year.

Here are the times and locations for Delaware Campaign for Liberty meetings in January:

Kent County – Tuesday, January 14th, from 7-9:00p.m.
Levy Court Complex, Room 221
555 South Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901

North New Castle County – Wednesday, January 15th, from 7-9:00p.m.
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
1006 Wilson Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Sussex County – Friday, January 17th, from 7-9:00p.m.
Abundant Life Church
20488 Donovans Road
Georgetown, DE 19947

West New Castle County – Monday, January 20th, from 7-9:00p.m.
Newark Senior Center (Activity Room)
200 White Chapel Drive
Newark, DE 19713

South New Castle County – Thursday, January 30th, from 7-9:00p.m.
M.O.T. Senior Center
300 S. Scott Street
Middletown, DE 19709

In addition, we will have an open floor period for liberty lovers to discuss the issues that are most important to them.

The only standing rule is: No Politicians.

These meetings are only for YOU – the citizens – to conspire for liberty.

I look forward to seeing you at your local meeting.

In Liberty,

Eric Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. Our January meeting is a time for us to welcome new members, discuss local issues, and lay out concrete plans for 2014.

And if you have not signed up for the Hartly, DE Political Leadership School on February 1st, click here to reserve a seat while they are still available.