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Capitalism And The Corvette

The Chevrolet Corvette

A guy looked at my Corvette the other day and said,
“I wonder how many people could have been fed with the money you paid for that car?”.

I replied, “I am not sure.”

it fed a lot of families who worked on the factory assembly lines who built it,
it fed the people who harvested the rubber trees in Africa and Asia,
it fed the people who transported the trees by truck, train and boat
to the factories to make the tires,
it fed the people who invented, designed, and built the computers and components that went into it,
it fed the people in the copper mine who mined the copper for the wires,
it fed the people who hauled it from the plant to the dealer
and fed the people working at the dealership and their families.

BUT… I have to admit, I guess I really don’t know how many people it fed.

This illustrates how capitalism works – it lifts people out of poverty and enriches our lives. Under capitalism when you buy something, you put money in people’s pockets and give them dignity for their skills.

Under socialism, when you give someone something for nothing, you rob them of their dignity and self worth.

Capitalism is freely giving your money, in exchange for something of value (to you).

Socialism is taking your money against your will, and giving you something you never asked for.

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Happy Independence Day!

Park rules sign

Everyone wants to have a safe, happy, holiday this Independence Day. And they should. Independence Day is the one day that we can celebrate our country taking its own future in its hands, by telling the British King that we were unhappy with being treated as second class citizens, and not given the rights that other English subjects were due.

But if we surrender our rights “which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them” that we thought were ensured by the Constitution that we ourselves wrote, how free are we? Or are we simply just under another king, in a different guise?

One of the complaints that we had of the British King was, “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance”. If you can be searched anytime, anywhere, for no cause, and watched everywhere you go, how is that freedom?

Something to think about this Independence Day.

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Mike Becallo to Become Libertarian Elected Official in New York State


Mike Becallo to Become Libertarian Elected Official in New York State

Mike Becallo

CICERO, NEW YORK – Cicero Town Councilor, Mike Becallo, is changing his political party to one that fits him best, the Libertarian Party. Known as the ‘Taxpayer’s Watchdog,’ Becallo has been a champion of liberty since first being elected in 2014.

His tireless fight for lower taxes, smaller government and ethics reform has set him apart amongst the political status quo.

“We are extremely excited about Mike Becallo and the Libertarian Party joining forces,” said Shawn Hannon, Chair of the Onondaga County Libertarian Party. “Together we are hoping to make real change in how government works for the people.”

“In my time in office, I have met many disenfranchised voters who are fed up with the political system. I want to give them another option. The time is right for me to start helping move the Libertarian Party forward,” said Becallo. “I hope this motivates additional elected officials with similar views to join the growing liberty movement.”

The Onondaga County Libertarian Party was established in 2016 as a chapter of the Libertarian Party of New York and includes the city of Syracuse.

“The Libertarian Party proudly welcomes Mike Becallo as a registered voter officially affiliated with our party,” said Mark Glogowski, LPNY Chair. “As a member of the Libertarian Party, Mike’s message will ring loud and clear – our government should be empowering you, not controlling you. Our government should be working to help you, not working to help itself. We look forward to supporting Mike as he works to stop the growth of government’s intrusion into our lives.”

“We welcome Mike Becallo to the Libertarian Party,” said Jim Rosenbeck, LPNY Vice Chair. “We are all born libertarian naturally endowed with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As the two old parties increasing endow themselves with greater authority over our lives and liberty, the pursuit of happiness has become a more difficult proposition. Welcome home Mike!”

“While our goal is to get candidates elected, we’re happy to take the win of one of the good guys joining the correct team while already in office,” said Brian Waddell, LPNY Vice Chair and Political Director. “We’re glad that Mike has chosen to make a public statement of his dedication to liberty by switching his enrollment to Libertarian. We look forward to working with him to continue fighting for every individual in Onondaga County and the entire state of New York.”

A press conference will be held today at 5:30 p.m. in downtown Syracuse and will be live streamed on Facebook on the LPNY’s page (www.facebook.com/LPNewYork). For interview requests, please contact shawnOCLP@gmail.com.

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Mike Rowe – The Way I Heard It

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