Mike Rowe – The Way I Heard It

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Memorial Day

Take a few minutes today to pull out your copy of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution and read through them. If you don’t have a copy handy, go online and look them up. It doesn’t take long.

Every service person, politician, and judge swears the same oath to support and defend the Constitution of these United States.

But generally, only one group dies for it. So honor our military, that puts that document ahead of their own lives. And honor it yourself, be you civilian, politician, judge or service person. It’s what makes America, America.

Have a good holiday, and remember.

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Know The Difference – And The Cause

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Our Own Worst Enemy

From Brad Smith of Microsoft:

“Early Friday morning the world experienced the year’s latest cyberattack.

Starting first in the United Kingdom and Spain, the malicious “WannaCrypt” software quickly spread globally, blocking customers from their data unless they paid a ransom using Bitcoin. The WannaCrypt exploits used in the attack were drawn from the exploits stolen from the National Security Agency, or NSA, in the United States. That theft was publicly reported earlier this year. A month prior, on March 14, Microsoft had released a security update to patch this vulnerability and protect our customers. While this protected newer Windows systems and computers that had enabled Windows Update to apply this latest update, many computers remained unpatched globally. As a result, hospitals, businesses, governments, and computers at homes were affected.”

Read more at https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2017/05/14/need-urgent-collective-action-keep-people-safe-online-lessons-last-weeks-cyberattack/

Everyone understands that we have to protect our national interests. But does that mean creating the very tools that can be used against us? And doing so with an agency that has little, if any accountability to the American people, or even those in government.

The reason that the FBI and CIA were set up as separate organizations, with clear prerogatives (CIA for external threats, the FBI for internal ones), was so that we were not creating an all knowing, all powerful organization that could use its knowledge to crush liberty and freedom of Americans. So the politicians and government functionaries that were in favor of total control and surveillance created the NSA, to get around those legal restrictions. And now, that foolish choice has come home to roost, with computer code generated by our own intelligence agency being used to damage and destroy data globally, as well as extort the innocent.

Isn’t it about time to rein in the madness?

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LPNY Pushes For Restoration Of Convict Voting Rights


LPNY Pushes for Restoration of Convict Voting Rights

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, the Libertarian Party of New York (LPNY) held its annual convention in Syracuse, New York at the Genesee Grande Hotel, in which a number of resolutions were adopted. Among them was a resolution to push for the restoration of convict voting rights.

Currently, 48 states strip U.S. citizens of their right to vote when they are convicted of a crime. The LPNY overwhelmingly adopted a resolution urging these legislatures, including New York, to restore the voting rights of citizens convicted of crimes unrelated to elective franchise (election fraud). The resolution also urges Congress to restore federal voting rights to citizens convicted of crimes in the District of Columbia.

Mark E. Glogowski, the past and reelected chair of the LPNY, praised the membership for adopting the resolution: “I am proud that our membership has demonstrated that we are truly a party of principle who will lead the way in fighting for our rights as citizens of the United States. Now it is time for our party to step forward and to do what is necessary to make this resolution a reality.”

You can view the entire text of the resolution on our website by clicking here or on the button below.

The Libertarian Party of New York’s website is http://lpnewyork.org/.

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