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.

Electric Bill Refunds; Stroller Bans; Bill Transparency

Here is a recap of the Newark City Council meeting from last Monday, March 23, 2015.

The good news is, two small restaurants were granted the right to sell alcohol. Wood Fired Pizza and Mediterranean Grill will surely enjoy this liberty.

The pity is the restaurant owners had to sit through three hours of nonsense at the meeting to get to their agenda item.

Each year, Newark’s Council examines the past years electric rates. If the rates are found to have been too high, some of the excess money is returned to the residents.

This year, it was determined that roughly $1 Million in excess money was collected.

It has been standard practice to keep a $1.5 Million reserve to withstand a temporary electric rate spike.

So, with a $1.1 million existing reserve, the City should have returned $600,000 and properly met their $1.5 Million reserve goal.

However, that simple process was bypassed by a 5 to 2 vote.

Luke Chapman, Marge Hadden, Polly Sierer, Stu Markham, and Todd Ruckle decided to fuel the City Administration’s greed and keep ALL of the money.

We just went through a similar scenario with the “Ruckle Parking Meters,” where residents are being robbed of money that goes unused.

When a credit card is swiped, it defaults to the maximum amount of time, regardless of how long a customer intends to stay.

And to this day, despite your phone calls and public pressure on Todd Ruckle, that decision has still not been reversed!

The City of Newark even provided a report on the first few months of parking revenue since the Ruckle ‘smart’ parking meters were installed.

The report effectively demonstrated that the City is collecting much more money with these meters, due to ripping off its customers.

Council has the ability to make the meters work for the residents by changing HOW they work. Yet no one has chosen to step forward and set this straight.

Finally, a bill was up for 1st reading last Monday to modify the policies for City parks.

Some people have been bringing temporary ramps to the skate parks. The City, fearful of a lawsuit, wants to end this practice.

However, the bill was written so poorly that, as passed, people would not be allowed to bring soccer goals, tennis rackets . . .

. . . or even strollers into the parks!

How can politicians mess up this badly?

Several residents highlighted this issue, and recommended the bill be removed, and re-written better.

A motion was made to remove this item, but the motion was defeated 5-2.

Guess who voted to keep this bad legislation as it was poorly written?

You guessed it: Luke Chapman, Marge Hadden, Polly Sierer, Stu Markham, and Todd Ruckle.

Do those names sound familiar?

And to add insult to injury, the Council did what it tends to do all too often.

Instead of simply throwing out a poorly written bill and rewriting it, they spend endless wasteful hours trying to re-write and amend the bad bill — on the fly.

This is what continually leads to excessive lengthy meetings.

But yet, some Council members want to blame the public participation on the lengthy meetings and recently tried to silence the public in the name of shorter meetings.

Guess who they were?

Luke Chapman, Polly Sierer, Stu Markham, and Todd Ruckle!

So now you understand why we feel so bad for seeing the owners of Wood Fired Pizza and Mediterranean Grill sit through this — just to be able to conduct their business!

There was one positive highlight of the meeting.

Councilman Mark Morehead started a discussion to start requiring meeting agenda items to have a sponsor.

It’s a novel concept of transparency; giving the public knowledge of who is behind certain ideas.

This fits right along with Morehead restoring the public’s right to comment on all agenda items, not just the select few as it was a few years ago.

Let’s hope the five other council seats change their behavior in the positive direction after the elections are over.

In Liberty,

Jeff Lawrence
Newark Local Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. The City of Newark Council continues to work for the Administration, and not their constituents.

Marge Hadden, Todd Ruckle and three others voted to withhold at least $600,000 of the residents’ money for no reason.

They also voted against removing a poorly written bill banning strollers in the parks, guaranteeing that a lengthy discussion will be required to amend the bill during the next meeting and dragging out meetings to labor over a bill that needs to start from scratch.

Meanwhile, Mark Morehead started a discussion that will further the transparency and accountability of the City government.

At least one of them seems to understand that his job is to serve his constituents, not to betray them!

Shut Up

You heard me.

Shut up, stay in your house, and keep sending money.

That’s what our state legislators are on the brink of telling you, me, and every other citizen in the state of Delaware.

House Speaker Pete Schwartzkopf could bring House Bill 187 to the floor at any moment.

Politicians on both sides of the aisle have realized there’s a new game in town.

Liberty activists like you are no longer playing softball for your freedom, and with House Bill 187 passing out of committee on January 29th, it’s clear the political class is desperate to stop it
.

Since they know they can’t buy us off, they want to shut us down.

And we’re not even alone.

The sponsors of House Bill 187 and SEVEN members of the House Economic Development, Banking, Insurance, and Commerce Committee are OK with muzzling organizations established for just about everything, including:

Benevolent, educational, humane, scientific, patriotic, social welfare or advocacy, public health, environmental conservation, civic, and philanthropic – just to name a few.

If you’re a 501(c)3 organization (or one of their supporters), your days in that role are numbered.

And just like pouring salt into a fatal wound, these statists are targeting organizations that benefit law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other fraternal orders of public safety.

The people we have sent to Dover have lost all shame. This is a 1st Amendment bloodbath.

There will be no oral or written communication, no emails, no announcements, no speaking to the press, no radio or television, no telephone calls or fax petitions.

No newsletters, no action alerts, no posters, handouts, or fliers.

And no books.

That’s right. . .no selling of books, candy, flowers, tickets, magazines, or even standard memberships to the organization itself!

I’m not kidding. It really is that bad.

I really need your help right now.

When this bill passed through committee in January, only 8 of the 11 legislators on that committee voted on it.

One House Representative voted NO and we need to find out who it was.

Not for a thank you – because voting NO on this bill is an obvious expectation of any rational human being in a free country.

We need to find out who the No Speech 7 were.

Call these members of the House Economic Development, Banking, Insurance, and Commerce Committee:

Rep. Bryon Short: 302-475-2552
Rep. Dennis Williams: 302-373-0115
Rep. Paul Baumbach: 302-577-8489
Rep. Andria Bennett: 302-744-4351
Rep. Ronald Gray: 302-744-4171
Rep. Quinton Johnson: 302-577-8476
Rep. Helene Keeley: 302-577-8476
Rep. Trey Paradee: 302-744-4351
Rep. Jack Peterman: 302-744-4171
Rep. Mike Ramone: 302-584-8601
Rep. Jeff Spiegelman: 302-399-7728

Seven people in the list above voted to make our 1st Amendment rights to free speech and assembly a Class G felony, punishable by 2 years in prison and/or $10,000 in fines PER VIOLATION of this medieval legislation from the Dark Ages.

Call these committee members right away and email any results to [email protected]com
.

Help us identify the No Speech 7 so we can make sure constituents in their districts know that their idea of free speech resembles that of North Korea.

If we lose our right to speak, the most fundamental reason for our nation existing will be thrown out the window.

In Liberty,

Eric Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. There’s an all-out assault on the 1st Amendment in the 1st State, and we’re on the hunt to identify the No Speech 7 who approved fines and imprisonment for exercising free speech.

Call the committee members above, find out if and how they voted, then report the results by replying to this email.

Then, read the email below for more details, and call your own representative before it’s too late! Take action TODAY. Call and demand they vote NO on House Bill 187.

They Are Trying to Muzzle Us

Campaign for Liberty

Can you afford $250 a year just for standing up for your freedoms and consistently taking action on pressing issues?

The Establishment crowd in Dover introduced House Bill 187 recently – a registration and tracking bill that requires any organized group of citizens to report the list of their supporters, contributors, and all expenditures.

If they don’t register and comply with the fees and invasive reporting requirements – even if they didn’t know about this law . . .

. . . they can be fined $10,000 and/or imprisoned up to 2 years as a Class G felon at Level V incarceration FOR EACH VIOLATION.

What’s Level V incarceration? . . .

. . . Around-the-clock, locked up, and behind bars.

That is – unless you are one of the “officially approved” groups, or perhaps, if you don’t cause the members of the Establishment any problems.

Political parties and trade unions that fund politicians who support big government policies fall in the exempt category, for example.

That’s right – it is OK to wine-and-dine with the politicians, but you don’t dare mobilize ordinary citizens to oppose anti-liberty plans.

And because they put in their favorite power-grab line, we can’t even know all the regulations that will come out of this bill:

The Director may adopt such regulations, not inconsistent herewith, as the Director may deem necessary or appropriate in the administration, interpretation, and enforcement of this chapter. 

In other words, the Director can do whatever he wants.

But just from the text of the bill, we know this much:

Unless you can keep up with the rules, multiple registrations, fill out reports of your grassroots activities, and provide personal information of all of your donors and vendors . . .

. . . you can be fined up to $10,000 and locked behind bars as a felon – just for reaching out to your friends over a short period of time to advise them of activity in the Delaware legislature.

And since most grassroots groups don’t have official membership requirements and are run in democratic fashion, every group could be classified as a solicitor and fined for non-compliance.

Click here to see the text of the Free Speech Registration Act.

This is nothing less than a blatant slap in the face to groups like Campaign for Liberty and activists like you.

Rather than cozying up to the establishment, groups like C4L hold elected officials to their oaths, inform more Americans about the latest on pressing issues, and urge them to take action to protect and restore liberty.

All this year, the legislature has worked incessantly to trample your constitutionally protected rights.

So it’s no wonder politicians are fighting back.

House Bill 187 is a direct result of the success of your efforts.

Tired of answering emails and phone calls, the politicians in Dover are now looking for a way to shut you down – so they won’t be bothered by pesky citizens like you.

Sponsored by Representatives Osienski, Kowalko, and Keeley, and Senators Sokola and Townsend, this is a Democrat-led effort to muzzle organized citizens in Delaware.

Unless, of course, you have the political Establishment’s seal of approval.

Right now, nothing is more important than for you to pick up the phone and demand that your elected representatives oppose this insanity.

This outright violation of the First Amendment is a slap in the face.

And just how do they plan to enforce such a law?

By selectively prosecuting those groups the ruling class finds most dangerous to their continued back-door activities, perhaps?

Much like the IRS targeting a particular political faction, this bill is to suppress or intimidate any group that is not in the back pocket of whichever party is in power.

But if you tell the politicians how great they are, you probably won’t have much to worry about. 

I refuse to be silenced.

But I need your help today!

Please call your representatives and tell them that the right to free speech does not mean you have to pay for it or register with the state.

Tell them you will hold them accountable if they think the only ones who have First Amendment protection are those who cozy up to the politicians.

This bill could pass next week – unless we take action right away!

Each of the following sponsors needs to hear from you now:

Rep. Edward Osienski: 302-292-8903
Rep. John Kowalko: 302-737-2396
Rep. Helene Keeley: 302-577-8476
Sen. David Sokola: 302-239-2193
Sen. Bryan Townsend: 302-709-1516

And call these members of the House Economic Development/Banking/Insurance/Commerce Committee:

Rep. Bryon Short: 302-475-2552
Rep. Dennis Williams: 302-373-0115
Rep. Paul Baumbach: 302-577-8489
Rep. Andria Bennett: 302-744-4351
Rep. Ronald Gray: 302-744-4171
Rep. Quinton Johnson: 302-577-8476
Rep. Helene Keeley: 302-577-8476
Rep. Trey Paradee: 302-744-4351
Rep. Jack Peterman: 302-744-4171
Rep. Mike Ramone: 302-584-8601
Rep. Jeff Spiegelman: 302-399-7728

Your calls and emails this session have had an effect – otherwise, politicians wouldn’t be trying to stop them.

So use your First Amendment rights to protect your First Amendment rights.

Take action TODAY. Call and demand they vote NO on House Bill 187.

Demand that – like the Second Amendment – the First Amendment shall not be infringed.

In Liberty,

Greg Callaway
New Castle County Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. The politicians want a new weapon to silence the grassroots, and HB 187 is that weapon.

It is vital you call your representative today and tell them to vote NO on HB 187.

Also, please give the ringleaders of this scheme a call today:

Rep. Edward Osienski: 302-292-8903
Rep. John Kowalko: 302-737-2396
Rep. Helene Keeley: 302-577-8476
Sen. David Sokola: 302-239-2193
Sen. Bryan Townsend: 302-709-1516

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.

Summer Recruitment Results and a Call to Action

Campaign for Liberty

I have great news, but I need to ask you a question first.

Are you concerned about how our state and federal governments are working hand-in-hand to obliterate our right to privacy?

Governor Jack Markell and Delaware State Legislators have been skating by, year after year, passing legislation to continue a nasty downward spiral that can only end badly.

If you are as concerned as I am about any of the following grievances, we need your help to reach more like-minded citizens:

  • Eroding education standards –- most recently with Common Core, and the new, robust database for collecting the most personal and private information on all of us through our children.
  • Draconian gun control measures — using isolated national tragedies to advance a radical profiling agenda through firearm registration schemes and phony mental health background checks.
  • Increased camera surveillance –- awarding more contracts to foreign billionaires that are falsely ticketing drivers, causing more accidents, and pushing us further down the road of a police state.
  • All-out health care control –- giving all personal medical records to busybody bureaucrats, and handing over the keys for your life and death decisions to complete strangers who can deny anything without shedding a tear.
So, here’s the good news: We’re getting closer to stopping all of it through our dedicated, professional activism in the Campaign for Liberty.I want to THANK all of the volunteers who have helped with our recruitment efforts this summer.

Without the help of grassroots supporters like you, the results I’m about to share with you would not have been possible.

Between our door knocking teams and three event booths this summer, we added nearly 250 new supporters in the last 2 months
.

That’s more than 100 per month — a figure that any grassroots organization would be proud of.

In fact, up here in New Castle County, our West New Castle Team is averaging 10 to 20 new supporters every time they go out!

As you know, the more supporters we have, the more achievable victory becomes.

Many of you may have heard that Meredith and I welcomed our new son into the world on August 25th. With that addition into our lives, it was just a little too difficult for me to keep the same pace these last few weeks.

However, with that wonderful event now 3 weeks behind us, and only 2 months left on our walk team calendar, we’re ready to DOUBLE DOWN and hit the streets again. Are you?

Our goal is to bring in another 400 new contacts between now and November 16th. We are going to concentrate on 8 Saturdays, starting on September 28th.

With 5 walk teams over 8 Saturdays, this goal is very attainable. It means an average of just 10 contacts per team each week.

A major part of hitting that goal will be to get a big start on Saturday, September 28, and Saturday, October 5!

Could you help us with either — or better yet — BOTH of those days?

Please reply to this email, and fill in your name and phone number next to the time period(s) you are available to walk on the days below.

Saturday, September 28, 2013
10a.m. – Noon
1p.m. – 3p.m.
3p.m. – 5p.m.

Saturday  October 5, 2013
10a.m. – Noon
1p.m. – 3p.m.
3p.m. – 5p.m.

Thank you for your commitment and dedication to the cause of liberty.

In Liberty,

Eric Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. We’re committed to reversing the many ways that government is shredding your privacy rights. Help us in our ongoing Campaign for Liberty! Reply to this email with your name, phone number, and any Saturday shift listed above that you can volunteer to join a Walk Team in your local area!

Questioning the Children

Campaign for Liberty

Imagine the ultimate loss of privacy — if you never even had it to begin with.

My wife and I just had our first child, and I’m personally terrified about one of the hottest local topics, Common Core, which is now being rolled out across Delaware.

Common Core will be devastating to your future, whether you have children or not.

Why?

Common Core is a massive acceleration to the federal government takeover of education.

Even worse, it’s also a major step in the direction of the state getting total control of our children.

For decades, America’s educational standards have been in decline, with each generation of leaders being less prepared and less educated than the ones before it.

Now, the government is adding a radical data gathering and tracking system.

In 2012, our Governor, Jack Markell, struck a $4,616,250 deal, through the State Longitudinal Data Systems Grant Program, to implement data mining on our students.

The sad reality is schools can now collect information from our kids on such sensitive areas as:

  • Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or parent;
  • Mental and psychological problems of the student or the student’s family;
  • Sex behavior or attitudes;
  • Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, and demeaning behavior;
  • Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;
  • Conversations parents have with lawyers, physicians, and ministers that have always been legally private;
  • Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or the student’s parent; or
  • Income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program).

Even laws that protect our health privacy do not apply to the schools.  Buried in the Obama Administration’s stimulus bill were amendments to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which gives the government access to a great deal of information that used to be private.  The Common Core scheme creates the collection vehicle.

We have a lot of issues to fight here in Delaware, but all of it has to be put on the back burner for this one.

For the rest of the year, our meetings are going to focus on Common Core and mobilization efforts to stop it.

West New Castle County – Monday, September 16th, from 7-9p.m.
Newark Senior Center (Activity Room)
200 White Chapel Drive
Newark, DE 19713

Kent County – Tuesday, September 17th, from 7-9p.m.
Levy Court Complex, Room 221
555 South Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901

North New Castle County – Wednesday, September 18th, from 7-9p.m.
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
1006 Wilson Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Sussex County – Friday, September 20th, from 7-9p.m.
Abundant Life Church
20488 Donovans Road
Georgetown, DE 19947

South New Castle County – Thursday, September 26th, from 7-9p.m.
M.O.T Senior Center
300 S. Scott Street
Middletown, DE 19709

Please join us, and make time in your schedule for this urgent need.

In Liberty,

Eric R. Boye
Delaware State Coordinator
Campaign for Liberty

P.S. Summer is over, but we all continue to be very busy in our personal lives.

However, if we don’t make some time to work together on pushing back against this current government scheme, I’m not sure freedom will have any chance to survive.

Please see the dates and times listed above, and join us at your next local Campaign for Liberty meeting.

One Victory Leads to More

Campaign for Liberty

Our amazing victory on House Bill 88 late last month was called a “grassroots miracle.”

It literally stopped the remaining gun grab bills dead in their tracks and made national news
.

Prior to that, Delaware state legislators had passed two bills on the statists’ anti-gun agenda. Three more were on the “Ready List” — waiting to be voted through.

Our first victory on HB-88 was on Thursday, June 27th. However, powerful players were at work and tried to bring it back on June 30th, the last day of session.

Many supporters were at the State Capitol with me on that last night as we stared down the politicians into the wee hours of the next morning, and we kept them from bringing HB-88 back for a second attempt.

Hundreds more were at home, making the phone calls that kept the pressure on from around the state.

When they ended session for the year at 1:30 AM, we had won. And you have to admit, it sure feels good to finally see liberty win.

Remember, at the start of this session we were a new group in Delaware. Other groups that were larger than us led the way, while one unconstitutional bill after another crossed the finish line into law.

It’s important for you to know we are not going to allow this winning momentum to stop.

Last month, each county group discussed potential local fights to take on, revolving around five basic issues:

  • Property Rights
  • Unmanned Law Enforcement Devices
  • Education Freedom
  • Firearms Freedom
  • Healthcare Freedom

In every group, there were major concerns related to property rights and education — specifically the adoption of Common Core. Health care, Unmanned Law Enforcement Devices, and firearms were unanimously considered for statewide fights.

We also started to assemble our door-to-door canvassing volunteers. We wrote down shirt sizes for each volunteer so we could order C4L polo shirts. The shirts will give us a professional look that will help us to achieve results when canvassing neighborhoods.

I’m pleased to report that each of these volunteers will receive their C4L polo shirt at the meetings this month.

And finally, we’re moving at a rapid pace in terms of events across the state.

On July 4th, Kent County C4L volunteers enjoyed the afternoon at a booth in the Dover Independence Day Celebration.

People lined up to sign the Declaration of Independence, and we brought in 100 new contacts after just a few hours at this event. Days after the event, people in Dover were still talking about their interest in Campaign for Liberty.

At the end of this month, we will have the same booth set up across the street from the State Fair. (Our Kent County meeting for this month will be at that location.)

And in August, we have secured a booth at the famous Middletown Peach Festival, where over 40,000 people are expected to be on Main Street!

In our meetings over the next two weeks, we’ll continue to roll out our strategy for local fights and sign up volunteers for events and more door-to-door canvassing.

Here are the times and locations for the June meetings:

West New Castle County – Monday, July 15th, from 7-9:00pm
Newark Senior Center (Activity Room)
200 White Chapel Drive
Newark, DE 19713

South New Castle County – Thursday, July 18th, from 7-9:00pm
North Star Grill & Lounge
380 E. Main Street
Middletown, DE 19709

Sussex County – Friday, July 19th, from 7-9:00pm
Abundant Life Church
20488 Donovans Road
Georgetown, DE 19947

North New Castle County – Wednesday, July 24th, from 7-9:00pm
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
1006 Wilson Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Kent County – Thursday, July 25th, from 7-9:00pm
Chick’s Saddlery
18011 S. Dupont Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952

Let’s keep that excitement going and not let a good victory go to waste.

I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.

In Liberty,

Eric R. Boye
State Coordinator
Delaware Campaign for Liberty

P.S. Help contribute to the fight for liberty in Delaware. Join us at the next meeting and get involved.

We’re growing fast and making great progress. If you believe in freedom and want to bring meaningful change to our local and state governments, please be at the next meeting in your area.

The Hard Truth in Delaware

Campaign for Liberty

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” ~Thomas Paine

Here’s a hard truth — we all need to assume some responsibility and work together to regain our lost liberty.

As state legislators in Dover end the 2013 legislative season-of-slaughter on your God-given rights, you and I need to rally more ground forces to confront them next year and focus locally.

Debating current events online (or just watching our country unravel in the media) is a sure-fire way to always be disappointed. It’s just plain unproductive.

Our meetings for June may be the most important yet, as we continue to build our strength in the fight for liberty in Delaware.

I’ll list those dates and times in a moment, but first let me list the productive, grassroots activities we will engage in at our meetings this month.

POTENTIAL BATTLES

Together, we will discuss how we can get the word out on the following issues:

  • Property Rights
  • Unmanned Law Enforcement Devices
  • Education Freedom
  • Firearms Freedom
  • Health Care Freedom

There’s a battle to be fought at every school board, town board, and county council — every single day.

The June meeting is the perfect chance to raise attention to any local, anti-liberty legislation regarding those five issues
.

We’ll assess each one, using the tools we have been taught; and watchdogs will be assigned to follow specific, potential battles to take on.

It’s absolutely critical you bring ideas to these meetings.

GRASSROOTS GROUND GAME

People talk, but patriots walk.

Trust me, I remember how comfortable the couch is after a long week of work.

But my own wife, who is 30 weeks pregnant, will be leading three 2-hour shifts of door-to-door canvassing, in West New Castle County, this Saturday.

And bless her heart — I couldn’t talk her out of it. If she can do it, so can the rest of us.

Members will work together to establish door-knocking teams and schedules at each meeting, so we can reach out to local communities, and find out where our neighbors stand on the five liberty issues listed above.

Then, we can mobilize like-minded neighbors.

Our goal is to have active door-knocking operations statewide by July, and boots-on-the-ground in all 3 counties every Saturday this summer.

But I need your help to make that a reality
.

Remember the words of American Patriot Nathan Hale as he was about to be hanged by the British on September 22nd, 1776:

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”

I hope you agree that we can all do more for our liberty.

And every step you take on pavement this summer will help us take on politicians at the local level for the rest of this year and beyond.

Here are the times and locations for the June meetings:

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

South New Castle County – Thursday, June 20th, from 7-9 p.m.
North Star Grill & Lounge
380 E. Main Street
Middletown, DE 19709

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

North New Castle County – Wednesday, June 26th, from 7-9 p.m.
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
1006 Wilson Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

Kent County – Thursday, June 27th, from 7-9 p.m.
Levy Court Complex, Room 221
555 South Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901

Your freedoms on all five of the above issues are under heavy attack today, and will continue to be in the foreseeable future.

The grassroots of Delaware must come alive in an efficient and aggressive counter-attack to the statist agenda.

I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

In Liberty,

Eric R. Boye
State Coordinator
Delaware Campaign for Liberty
302-SAY-2-CFL (302-729-2235)

P.S. Help contribute to the fight for liberty in Delaware. Join us at the next meeting in your region, and bring your ideas for potential battles.

P.P.S. Please join our door-to-door canvassing effort. Without your help, we are one patriot short of fighting the statist, big government forces in Delaware.

Delaware C4L May Meetings

Campaign for Liberty

Our meetings for May across the State of Delaware are almost here and they cannot come soon enough.

I’ll list those dates and times in a moment, but I need to explain why your attendance this month is so important for the cause of liberty.

Governor Jack Markell, with help from both sides of the aisle, was able to pass his first Gun Grab Bill, House Bill 35, through the legislature.

But due to our efforts, the results were really close. In the House, we came within 4 votes of winning. In the Senate, we came within 3.

Never say Delaware is too far along toward tyranny. Our strategy is working.

Even when we lose a vote, we can win something for liberty.

We exposed 4 backstabbing politicians during that fight, and they will continue to feel political pain well after the legislative season ends:

  • Reps. Michael Ramone and Deborah Hudson
  • Sens. Catherine Cloutier and Ernie Lopez

We need to make these politicians sweat for every bad bill they force down our throats. Every time we confront these statists, liberty advances another step forward.

And there are at least 10 more Gun Grab bills in Dover that will continue the assault on our natural, God-given rights — unless we continue to ramp up our efforts.

There’s other Anti-Liberty legislation to fight in Dover, such as:

  • House Bill 74 – A single-payer, communist healthcare system…
  • Senate Bill 21 – Placing leaders of special interest groups on the State Employee Benefits Committee…
  • Senate Bill 51 – An expensive and pointless overhaul of the teacher certification process, making it even less attractive to pursue one of the most important jobs in our society…

…and so much more.

As for local fights, we have:

  • A Newark City Council bill which violates at least 5 amendments in the Bill of Rights. We have successfully defeated this twice, but we’ve uncovered some new, hair-raising information.
  • Appoquinimink School District Board’s second attempt to hike taxes through referendum (on May 9th). We’ll discuss the results and next strategy.
  • Wilmington City Council’s love affair with felons and jump squad strip searches. We’re ready to mobilize now.
  • Dover City Council’s addiction to plundering the citizens with taxes to give themselves pay raises. We’re ready to mobilize on this as well.
  • In Sussex County, we have a great chance to start beating back Common Core and the statists’ education dollar corruption.

Last month, we briefly discussed aspects of our organization that we’re continuing to build, such as: our Bill Tracking and Research groups, Literature and Legislation Writing groups, and IT/Web Development group. These were just a starting point, and we’ll continue to grow all of those efforts.

But now it’s time to hit the streets for liberty.

This month, we’ll cover the legislation that is still moving at a rapid pace at the State Capitol. We’ll also go through strategy and training for door-to-door activism.

This is literally where the “rubber meets the road” to freedom.

As Thomas Paine wrote in Common Sense,

“It is the good fortune of many to live distant from the scene of present sorrow; the evil is not sufficiently brought to their doors to make them feel the precariousness with which all American property is possessed.”

Eric, it’s time to carry liberty to the doors again.

Here are the times and locations for the May meetings:

North New Castle County – Wednesday, May 15th from 7-8:30pm
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
1006 Wilson Road
Wilmington, DE 19803

South New Castle County – Thursday, May 16th from 7-8:30pm

North Star Grill & Lounge
380 E. Main Street
Middletown, DE 19709

Sussex County – Friday, May 17th from 7-8:30pm
Abundant Life Church
20488 Donovans Road
Georgetown, DE 19947

West New Castle County – Tuesday, May 21st from 7-8:30pm
Newark Senior Center (Activity Room)
200 White Chapel Drive
Newark, DE 19713

Kent County – Thursday, May 23rd from 7:00-8:30pm
Levy Court Complex, Room 221
555 South Bay Road
Dover, DE 19901

The window of opportunity to set things right grows smaller by the day. The people need to hear the truth and quickly be assembled.

We must mobilize ourselves for our liberty.

I look forward to seeing you at the next meeting.

In Liberty,

Eric R. Boye
State Coordinator
Delaware Campaign for Liberty
302-SAY-2-CFL (302-729-2235)
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P.S. It’s time to hit the streets with the message of liberty.
Please attend one of the meetings listed above, and play a key role in restoring a society of prosperity and freedom.

“Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth! Every spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe.”
– Thomas Paine, 1776.