Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Meet With Your MD Representatives About Gun Rights

Darren Wigfield (left) emcees the C4L 2nd Amendment rally
The end of the legislative session in MD is upon us. The epic amount of damage that less than four months has wrought is truly unbelievable.  One of our main goals was to block passage of the Gun Ban bill (SB281). We worked by going door-to-door, distributing literature, calling voters, and holding rallies all to get voters to call their reps and make their voice heard. People spoke out in record breaking numbers.  Annapolis has never seen such an outcry from Marylanders.  Still, some legislators didn't get the message, and they forced the bill through anyway.  Now we get to tell them what we think about it. The politicians returning from Annapolis to their districts in Frederick County are having Town Hall meetings to review the session that just ended. We must go and hold them accountable for the votes they have cast. They WILL hear from us, their constituents.
 
There are two camps of politicians holding town hall style meetings.

1) Thursday April 25th 6:30pm with Republican Delegates Afzali, Hogan, Hough, and Schulz@ FSK American Legion Post #11 1450 Taney Ave | Frederick, MD 21701.  (All of these voted against the gun ban.)

2) Saturday April 27th 10am with Democrat Delegate Clagett and Senator Young Urbana Regional Library 9202 Amelung Street | Urbana, MD.  (These voted FOR the gun ban!)
 
The second event will have the bill sponsor Sen. Ron Young present to take your questions. Please try to make it out to voice your concerns with this atrocious legislation!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

April Chapter Meeting Wrap-up

Local Elections:

This month's meeting was full of useful information for voters in Frederick County. We have some elections coming up this year in the City of Frederick that could change our local government for the better:

City Mayor & Aldermen: Primary 9/10/13 | General 11/5/2013

If you want a healthier county, you have to get involved! Conveniently for you, liberty minded individuals can have a big impact with minimal effort thanks to low voter turnouts and the foothold that liberty already has here. Candidates have missed victory by as little as one tenth of one percent! All it takes is a little Google work to find out who is running and what they stand for.

8th Amendment:

Clint filled everyone in on the 8th Amendment, which protects the rights of the people (that's everyone, mind you) against excessive bail and fines, and cruel and unusual punishment. We have English nobles, the Virginia delegation to the constitutional convention, and an unfortunate fellow named Titus Oates to thank for these specific protections. The nobles got the ball rolling with the writing of the Magna Carta in 1215, poor Titus (not that he was innocent, but still) was sentenced to a punishment so controversial that it brought the subject of "cruel and unusual" to the public eye, and the Virginia delegation made sure all the lessons humanity had learned about the subject were included in the Bill of Rights.

Liberty in ROCK!

Check out two great songs dealing (loosely) with concepts of Liberty:
Rise Against - Architects (some language!)
Dead Letter Circus - Warning
Don't prefer rock? Send me an email with your favorites. I'll include them next time!

For Liberty,
Frederick C4L

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April Chapter Meeting 4/16 - Local Election Cycles

Our April C4L Chapter meeting will have an update on the fight for the second amendment in Maryland, the status of other legislation, cover the 8th amendment to our constitution, and more.

The focus of the evening will be a presentation on the elections in Frederick County, from the municipal to state level. Elections this year within Frederick City and without will impact your liberties and rights! Learn about the gubernatorial and presidential election cycles and the affect that their outcomes will have on your life.

Where: Jekyll and Hyde Restaurant, 906 N East Street Frederick 21701.
When: 7:00 - 8:30pm Tuesday 16 April
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Bonus! Joke of the Month:

Q: How many libertarians does it take to change a light bulb?

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A: None! If the bulb needed changing, the free market would have done it.