Friday, October 26, 2007

Open letter to the President and Congress of the United States

There are many things that need to be address about the way our country has been run over the last century. I would like to concentrate on the last few decades as this is the time that our current government officials are most responsible for.

Eminent domain. Come on guys, seriously. Where was the outcry from our government to protect the rights of the people when this Supreme Court decision was made? Both Republicans and Democrats have been trying to make changes and push for amendments for various issues but you guys can't take the time to stop government confiscation of private property to be given to other private entities? I hear of people wanting to change or abolish the second amendment to restrict the right to bear arms. I hear of people wanting to make an amendment to restrict same sex marriage but the most I heard from our legislative branch about eminent domain was a few congressmen voicing that they didn't agree with the court ruling. The subject seems to have died after that. No real action was taken to remedy this issue. If you want to make Constitutional amendments that actually protect our rights, make one to prevent the government from invoking eminent domain in order to take from one private entity to give to another. Eminent domain should be for the right of the public in order to improve public infrastructure, not private corporatism. I am all for capitalism and the free market but this is clearly an issue of corporatism which, in my view, is just as bad as socialism.

Illusion of security. There is so much that falls under this, it's ridiculous. Sure, we might have stronger security at air ports, though very invasive and at times a little over-board, but our borders are weak and we continue to waste tax dollars on failed or failing initiatives. A border fence without teeth? What is that about? I can see a fence put in place to mark territory letting people know that, yes, this is where our nations separate. Without some form of visible reinforcement, the fence is useless and a waste of money. We have military bases all over the world, most of which we really don't need to have in the areas that they are located. The whole point of our military is to protect the United States. Our allies are important but our main focus needs to be on our own defense. Don't get me wrong, immigration can be a wonderful thing but illegal immigration is a violation of our laws and shows a weakness in our defenses. We should move a large portion of our over-seas military back to the U.S. where they can do the job they are meant to do, protect our nation. The war on drugs is supposedly for "our protection" but in reality, it is a waste of time and tax money. You cannot possibly expect to stop drugs from coming into our country by concentrating on the supply side. Bring our DEA people back to the U.S., integrate the DEA with the INS and place more border crossing facilities where they need to be where we can better screen people coming into the U.S. and speed up the legal process for those wanting to come here for a better life. The only way to reduce or prevent drug use is through education on the demand side of the equation and not legal force. Americans are traditionally defiant when it comes to government telling them what they can or cannot do. We are more responsive to knowledge and understanding. The big mystery drug that is illegal is cannabis. Because the government does not allow open studies of the effects of this drug, because of its designation, we are missing out on something that has been shown, illegally due to outdated ideology, to help relieve pain of those suffering from arthritis, MS, MD and other debilitating diseases. Try to think about what you are doing and the reality of the "feel good" laws that continue to be put in place and enforced. Just because it makes you "feel good" to stop people from using a drug that, in the case of cannabis, actually helps them is no excuse and infringes on the peoples rights that the government is suppose to ensure. Stop trying to look as though you have altruistic motives. We, the people, can see through the smoke screen.

The "war" an terror and Iraq. I won't go into my personal views on Iraq to any real degree. We screwed up in the past and now we have to deal with it. Afghanistan is very much justified. We should be there and, probably, in greater force. We need to take a serious look at what we have done and what we plan to do in the future. Though it was the decision of terrorists to attack us, we cannot deny our contribution to the building of the mindset that helped create such people. I will not accept our past actions as an excuse for terrorism. There are more peaceful ways for the Muslim world to voice their grievances than to attack and kill innocent civilians. At the same time, we made a mess that we didn't take the time to clean up during the 70s, 80s and 90s. Our government had little problem with helping Afghanistan build military/Para-military forces during the Soviet invasion. Once the Soviets pulled out, so did we. If we really wanted to show our support for the Afghan people, we should have replaced the literature we provided on how to build IEDs and fight guerrilla style warfare with literature to help them learn how to rebuild their infrastructure. Call it short sighted or, if you like, call it "we didn't really care so much for the Afghan people as we just wanted to toss a pie in the face of the Soviets" or what ever. It's in the past and we have to deal with it now. Education and realistic concern for the people in that region of the world would serve us well for the future. I'm not saying we should pull our troops out of Afghanistan; not by far. We do still need to be there to take care of extremists that exist, now. I am saying we need to give young Muslims more hope for the future peace of their region and the world. Let's eradicate terrorism but do so in a responsible and logical way. Then leave the region and bring our troops back home where they belong.

Education. Fund education. We are ok with that. Funding is a good thing for education. Stop trying to legislate education! Education is the fundamental foundation of what has made this country great. Education helps to grow ourselves economically, scientifically and respectably. Leave education development to the trained and experienced professionals, the people that are in the schools/classrooms. Restructure the U.S. department of education to be more of a resource for educators rather than a legislating entity. Build a nation wide discussion forum for educators so they can more freely share ideas on how to be more effective in reaching our young people. Educational funding should not have stipulations. No child left behind, a joint Republican and Democrat catastrophe, needs to be repealed. It has weakened the teacher/student bond in the classrooms. It has created nothing more than a high stress environment where teachers are forced to shove information down students throats enough to pass a test. Having to teach in this way does nothing for information retention and the students have become less interested in what the teachers have to offer, knowledge. The type of environment that the No Child Left Behind program has created has disconnected the teachers from being able to reach students on a more personal level. There must be a certain degree of understanding and comfort between educators and students. Pushing them to concentrate on a test prevents that comfort zone from being created. The students get overloaded and lose interest and the teachers give up trying to bond with the students just to get the grade on a standardized test. Education is one thing that should not be overly standardized. Some basics, maybe. The students need to be able to read and write. The three Rs makes sense but not if it is going to be at the cost of future graduates. Every area of the country is different. Nation wide diversity in education allows more areas to be explored and having a national education discussion forum for educators will help to distribute ideas that work best. Please, stop trying to legislate education and just fund it. Let the education professionals deal with how best to perform their tasks. In other words, politicians have no place in the classroom. Teaching is more than just a job; it is a calling, a passion. Standardizing and stipulating funding weakens that passion and closes off the calling.

Referendum on tax dollar usage. The government gives money away like crazy. The tax payers get little or no say in where we provide aid around the world. It's our money and I feel strongly that we should have a say in where that money goes in regard to foreign aid. Tossing money at African nations doesn't seem to be doing much good. The money ends up in the hands of corrupt warlords and dictators rather than in places where it would do the most good for the people. There should be true help initiatives proposed to the people and let us decide where our money goes, especially when it is proposed to leave our country. Funding water purification facilities would be a good direction for our tax dollars to help grow African nations. Books for education and funding for schools and hospitals would be another. Just sending cash to those nations will do nothing but fund local warlords and greedy dictators. That does no one any good. It is a waste of time and money, not to mention human life. This is only one more example of how wasteful the government is and how much the government's lack of foresight causes bad decisions and does little or nothing to resolve the real issues.

I, along with many other Americans, am getting tired of the illusions of our government in trying to look like they are doing anything worth while. I'm getting tired of seeing elected officials only doing things to look like they are getting something done. People are looking at you guys way more closely than we have in the past. Overtly bad decisions from both main parties are starting to wake people up. Do something real or don't go for re-election. Stop wasting our tax dollars and try to be more productive. This whole deal with partisan politics is stupid. When all you do is "toe-the-party-line" you don't actually get anything done. These artificial compromises just to look like you are doing something aren't very helpful, either. Our government was designed for the freedom and growth of our people, please start acting like that idea still means something. I could go on and on about the obvious BS that goes on in our government but because I see it as obvious, I shouldn't have to address every individual issue. You are elected by the people and swear an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States (That means the spirit of the Constitution, as well). Please do your job properly or do not go for re-election. Let someone that is actually willing to show they care about what this nation was founded on have a chance to do what is right. Otherwise, you are only wasting our time and further wasting our tax dollars.

Thank you.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Phillies: Only Libertarians Protect Your Rights

Friday, July 27, 2007

Phillies: Only Libertarians Protect Your Rights

House bill 2640, also known as the McCarthy Bill*, passed the House
of Representatives in mid-June without hearings, without controversy,
without discussion. Likewise, within the next few days, the bill is
expected to pass unimpeded through the Senate.

In the past, the Republican party has claimed to be the
guardians of Americans rights, particularly the rights of gun
owners, said George Phillies in a forthcoming statement.
But now it finds itself unable or unwilling to challenge
Congressman Carolyn McCarthy's bill and is allowing legislation
by emotion rather than wisdom.

Capitalizing on public concern following the Seung-Hui Cho murders in
April, Congressman McCarthy's bill was fast-tracked through the
House without significant debate.

When we create laws, we do so not just for ourselves but for
our children, the Libertarian candidate added. When we
give away our rights out of fear, when we chip away at the need for
due process or the definition of unreasonable search as this bill
does, we destroy freedom not only for ourselves but for the
generations that follow us.

The bill seeks to extend and reinforce the Brady Bill
intrusions into Americans personal lives, including medical
and psychological histories, to interfere with rights protected by
the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

The GOP is letting this legislation go by
unchallenged, Phillies reiterated. They take donations
and volunteer time from gun owners. They do nothing in return. Only
real Libertarians such as myself actually believe in protecting the
right to keep and bear arms. Gun owners who want to protect their
Second Amendment rights need to support candidates of the only party
that will protect them, the Libertarian party.

*For the full text of the McCarthy bill, visit

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Phillies: Inconvenient Rights are Still Rights

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Phillies: Inconvenient Rights are Still Rights

“Suspending portions of the fifth amendment, no matter the reason, is unacceptable to every loyal American,” said George Phillies, Libertarian candidate for President. “Especially for someone whose oath of office is to uphold the constitution.”

In an executive order dated July 17*, President Bush provided for the seizure and blockage of property belonging to any person or entity whom the Secretary of the Treasury determines to have committed or “pose a significant risk of committing” an act of violence with the goal of “undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction and political reform in Iraq or to provide humanitarian assistance to the Iraqi people” or to have aided or funded such persons directly or indirectly.

Critics of this executive order have pointed out the lack of due process. The decision is left to the Secretary of the Treasury in consultation with the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense. Of equal concern is the vague language defining those whose property can be seized. The definition stretches to include any person who publicly expresses disagreement with the current administration’s policies in Iraq

“This executive order stands as a threat, not only to a citizen’s fifth amendment right not to have his property seized without due process,” Phillies said, “but as an imminent threat to our first amendment rights to freedom of expression and freedom to petition our government for redress of grievances.”

The Libertarian hopeful reminded Americans that law enforcement is required to uphold the Law of the Land, the constitution and the Bill of Rights. He urged his fellow citizens to hold the federal government to just as high a standard. “As Americans, we cannot suspend our Bill of Rights for the sake of expediency or convenience. Inconvenient rights are still rights and must be protected. ”

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Phillies Campaign to Nigel Watt: We Request A Retraction

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Phillies Campaign to Nigel Watt: We Request A Retraction

In a Last Free Voice article dated July 25, 2007, Nigel Watt mischaracterized George Phillies’ position on immigration. In a comparison of the Libertarian party candidates, Watt said that Phillies “does not want open borders until all countries are equally prosperous. He also does not want any foreign workers coming to ‘steal our jobs’.”

“This is not the candidate’s position,” said Press Director Carolyn Marbry. ““Watt's claim that Phillies opposes the national party platform is in error. Watt's claim that Phillies says foreign workers will steal our jobs is in error. We request a retraction and a revision of the offending column.“

Earlier this week, the Phillies campaign released an extended statement on the campaign website ( and a press release regarding Phillies' actual position on immigration and foreign worker.

In the statement, Phillies said, " I support the Libertarian Party Platform. You cannot have open borders and a large-scale welfare system at the same time. You will go broke. … Someday, the Libertarian message of peace, liberty, and prosperity reach the entire world. All people will then enjoy the freedom and high standard of living we take for granted. In that day, immigration and open borders will be non-issues….”

Phillies’ position on open borders is in exact agreement with the Party Platform, which condemns open borders, saying "A completely open border allows foreign criminals, carriers of communicable diseases, terrorists and other potential threats to enter the country unchecked. Pandering politicians guarantee access to public services for undocumented aliens, to the detriment of those who would enter to work productively, and increasing the burden on taxpayers."

With regard to foreign workers, “ All too often, we hear claims that we must import foreign workers because Americans won't do those jobs. 'Those jobs' in question are hard, physically demanding, outdoor work that require constant, careful attention to detail. Those jobs should be receiving a wage premium, not be barely- minimum-wage sources of employment. There are jobs that Americans won't do, notably in the sciences and engineering; we allow foreigners to come here to study, but then require them to leave. Mr. Bush's foreign guest worker scheme is a corporate welfare deal at the expense of the American worker."

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Phillies: Government Has No Role in a Woman's Right to Choose

Monday, July 23, 2007

Phillies: Government Has No Role
in a Woman's Right to Choose

In a forthcoming statement to be released by the George Phillies campaign, the Libertarian Presidential hopeful set aside the usual questions of personal ethics and philosophy that plague both sides of the choice/life political debate and cut to the heart of the matter.

"The government has no role in this matter."

Further, Phillies took the opportunity to condemn those who use violence to promote either the pro-choice or pro-life agenda. "People who bomb abortion clinics and churches are criminals who should be brought to justice."

Phillies emphasized that he personally is unequivocally pro-choice. "The government should not force women to bear children they do not want. Nor should it compel women to have abortions. The government should not encourage or discourage one choice over another." Phillies urged that decisions about medical care including pregnancy should be entirely between the patient and her doctors.

At the same time, Phillies recognized that many Americans have ethical objections to abortions and that they are deeply pained that their tax dollars go toward funding abortions. "We should not force opponents of abortion to pay for abortions."

Phillies contrasted his libertarian position with the positions of both his conservative and liberal opponents. "Republicans want Uncle Sam or fifty state governors in your bedroom, judging your private moral decisions. Democrats want the IRS in your bedroom, making you pay for other people's private moral decisions. Only Libertarians respect your privacy in your bedroom."

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(510) 276-3216
George Phillies for President 2008

Phillies Scheduled Appearances: Libertarian Presidential Debate ONLINE Thursday

Monday, July 23, 2007

Phillies Scheduled Appearances:
Libertarian Presidential Debate ONLINE Thursday

Thursday, July 26 7pm - 9pm EST (4pm – 6pm PST), George Phillies, Bob Jackson and Daniel Imperato, Libertarian candidates for President, will debate on on Daniel Myers Live with Daniel Myers.

Friday, August 3 through Sunday, August 5 Libertarian Party Region 3 Convention at the Holiday Inn Dayton-South in Dayton, Ohio. Information is available online at

Monday, August 6 8pm EST (5pm PST) Ben Miller interviews George Phillies on This Is Politics on .

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(510) 276-3216

George Phillies for President 2008

Phillies Campaign Names New Press Director

Friday, July 20, 2007

Phillies Campaign Names New Press Director

Phillies 2008, the Libertarian Presidential Campaign, announced today the appointment of Carolyn Marbry as Press Director. "Marbry will give us a major enhancement of all our electronic campaigns," candidate Phillies said. Ms. Marbry, a California playwright, poet and director whose political writing drew the attention of George Phillies and his campaign staff, sees her role in the campaign as an opportunity to help Phillies and the Libertarian Party make some big changes in Washington, DC.

"So many voters are uncertain," Marbry said. With both major parties pulling to extremes and wanting to strip away freedoms, voters say they're voting AGAINST someone rather than FOR someone. "I want people to vote positively, for a candidate they believe in.

"Now is the time for a return to the old American values of less government with more personal freedom and personal responsibility. In 2008, George Phillies is the man to bring that change to Washington. So I'm very pleased and honored to accept this appointment and to offer my complete and enthusiastic support to George Phillies in his campaign for President."

Contact Information:

Carolyn Marbry, Press Director
(510) 276-3216

George Phillies for President 2008

George Phillies for President 2008



Something is wrong with immigration law in America, and presidential candidate George Phillies has a pretty good idea what it is.

Lack of enforcement.

In a statement released Monday night on his campaign website,, the Libertarian Presidential hopeful from Massachusetts went further, saying, " The Democratic and Republican parties have betrayed the American people."

Phillies urged his fellow Americans to welcome legal immigrants warmly: ""Immigrants make enormous positive contributions to our America. They're one reason we are the richest industrial country in the world."

"Immigration," he said, " is undoubtedly a cornerstone of American culture and American success. Legal immigration, that is, under immigration laws that are fairly and consistently administered. That's where our laws have broken down. Our immigration laws are not being applied fairly or consistently."

George Phillies believes Americans have every right to expect their government to enforce existing law. Border security is a growing concern among voters, particularly in the border states, with an estimated 11.1 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States as of 2005, a population that is estimated to grow by about half a million per year or 1,300 per day, according to the Pew Hispanic Center.

"Border enforcement is the non-negotiable demand of the great majority of the American people. Open borders? Sealed borders? So long as the Democratic-Republican establishment continues to refuse to enforce the laws they swore to uphold, it doesn't matter what the laws say."

*Sources: CNN.COM and the Pew Hispanic Center,

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George Phillies for President 2008

Found a 2008 persidential candidate to support

A good friend of mine was recently appointed as press director for the George Phillies 2008 presidential campaign. I had already heard of George Phillies and had already given much thought to his potential as a presidential candidate. After my friend was given the duties of press director, I thought I would help things along. After all, what are friends for?

There seems to be more and more people in the U.S. that want something better. Instead of voting for someone they have moved toward a mind set of voting against someone. That doesn't seem to make much sense. It's like our choices have become "should I vote for dumb or dumber" and that really shouldn't be the way things are.

George Phillies seems, to me, to be a man that is capable of making proper decisions. Even though he has ideas on how things are and how to address many issues, he is also open to new ideas that might better be used to make a positive difference. That is rare in a nation of politicians that are more about telling us what we need rather than listening to what we say. Freshing, if you ask me.

Along with my own posts I will be posting press releases as I see them for the George Phillies
2008 run. I hope this provides people with the feeling of having a viable alternative to the two big parties that have slowly eroded the politics of our country, The United States of America.

Look back for time to time to get the skinny on what is happening in the campaign.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Don't give up on me

After the loss of my father, things have been a little crazy. I have a great number of things to get cleaned up and will be getting somethings done where I can better help my mother with a lot of things.

I will be posting, though. I just need to get some things together on the personal side of life before jumping back into this. Things will just be a little disorganized for a while.

Please check back very so often for updates, I promise to turn out some good posts once things begin to clear up.

Sunday, June 03, 2007


What is a father? A father is a figure in one's life that provides security in the face of fear. He is the go to guy when things go wrong. A father is more than a bio donor for life. He is the power that builds character and self worth. He is the one that we look to for guidance.

I am not much for heart felt words. There is no way I can truly describe what is is to be a father. I am one, myself, and I have no idea how I am defined.

To me, a father is the first man in a person's life that provides comfort in times of trouble. He is the enforcer when we do wrong. I believe Holly Dunn said it best "Daddy's hands weren't always gentle but I've come to understand...There was always love in Daddy's hands".

I lost my father, today. The man I always saw as invincible, laying on a hospital bed, motionless. I had to be the strong one. I had to be there for my mother and sister. As hard as it was, I fought back tears until my mother told me it was ok to cry. She knew I was trying to be strong. She knew I was trying to be the pillar for the family. I'm not a weak man but she knew I couldn't hold back forever, mothers know these things.

I'm going to Tennessee tomorrow to be with my family. My father was raised there and he will be buried next to his mother and father. He was a very politically motivated man. I will continue my time in hunting down the wrongs in our system. He knew I was big into politics. We didn't always share the same ideas but he repected me for my thoughts, and me him.

Finances will be tight and I will be moving in with my mother at the end of the month to help her cover bills until the house is paid off. That is what family is for. I just had to get this off my chest and the only outlet I have is writing.

I am still working on my series dealing with the Bill of Rights. I will pick back up once everything is settled down. I don't know how many readers I have, if any, but I felt it was needed for me to explain why things have been slow in coming in my posts.

I hope to get into full swing after the end of the month. Maybe sooner.

Thank you all for reading and if you feel inclined to help with finances, please do so. I have a donation button to the right. I'm not requesting but it would certainly help and be very much appreciated.

Father's Day is coming up. Remember to tell your fathers how much you love them. You never know when they will be gone and you lose that chance.

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Thank you, and God bless.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Our rights as Americans: The begining

It seems to me that our constitutional rights are being taken away at an alarming rate. Oh yeah, I know the first thing that just popped into your head "Bush did it!". Well, to some extent, yeah, you're right. To be honest, though, he didn't do it alone and this frightening trend started way before the Bush Jr. administration.

This post is a precursor to a string of posts. I want to go through the bill of rights and expose the truth of what has been going on in our country for everyone to see. I will do this from the most logical place. The first amendment. I will go from there to the last showing that the United States is being taken over by two groups of intelligent non-altruistic groups of self gratifying ingrates. I might even toss in a few points from our judicial system just to make sure it is known that our gradual demise is not just rooted in the legislative and executive branches of our system.

Checks and balances are tipping against us. We must open our eyes to what is happening before it is too late. Our government is betraying us and the foundation our country was built on. Please be patient with my posts on this. I want to make sure I am clear on what I present and that I have enough backing evidence/proof to give with every thing that will be presented.

I want my children's future as Americans to be a bright one. Let's make a difference for our future.