Speech/Book Signing by L.K. Samuels
“In Defense of Chaos”
Sat., May 11, 2013
Starting at 3:00 PM
Bay Park Hotel: 1425 Munras Ave., Monterey, CA
Upstairs in the White Horse Room
Introduction by Prof. David R. Henderson
FREE to the Public (Includes Wine and Cheese Reception)
Chaos gets a bad rap. Few people realize that without the dynamics of chaos, order would not exist. In fact, nothing would exist. Without chaos there would be no creation, no structure and no existence. After all, order is merely the repetition of patterns; chaos is the process that establishes those patterns.
The newly revealed importance of chaos theory is that it provides the scientific evidence that shows why open-ended, chaos-driven systems are far superior to inflexible, closed-ended systems, including command-and-control political systems.
BIO: L.K. Samuels’ 420-page book In Defense of Chaos: The Chaology of Politics, Economics and Human Action was released by Cobden Press in April of 2013. Samuels is also the editor and a contributing author of Facets of Liberty, an anthology of political and economic writings from 1969 to 2009, and winner of the 2007 Karl Bray Memorial Award. His historical novel about 17th Century Ireland – Ferret: The Reluctant King — won “Honorable Mention” at the East of Eden Writers Conference held in Salinas in 2002. Samuels was elected Chair to the Project Area Committee (PAC) in 2008, a citizens committee to advise the Seaside Redevelopment Agency and the city of Seaside over eminent domain issues. Visit his website at www.lksamuels.com. His Wikipedia page is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.K._Samuels.
For more information:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prof. David R. Henderson, co-chair of Libertarians for Peace, will be one of two speakers discussing the U.S., Iran and the threat to peace. The event is on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 PM at the Irvine Auditorium, Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at 499 Pierce Street in Monterey. The program is free and open to the public.
David R. Henderson: “The Perverse Economics of Sanctions” David R. Henderson is a research fellow with the Hoover Institution and a Professor of Economics at the Naval Postgraduate School. Sponsored by the Peace Coalition of Monterey County and Amnesty International.
Stephen Zunes : “Hegemony, Repression and the Nuclear Standoff” Stephen Zunes is a Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, where he chairs the program in Middle Eastern Studies. He is recognized as one of the country’s leading scholars of U.S. Middle East policy and strategic nonviolent action.
For more information, call 831-899-7322.
Friday to Sunday, April 5-7, 2013
Hyatt Regency Sacramento
More Info: http://ca.lp.org/2013-convention
The list of speakers is impressive, and although their expertise and topics will be wide-ranging, the theme of the event is “Liberty Is Common Ground.”
- Judge Jim Gray (ret.), former Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate and retired Superior Court Judge, author “Voter’s Handbook”
- Tim Donnelly, Assemblymember, 59th District
- Susan Marie Weber, Palm Desert City Council
- John Inks, Mayor, Mountain View
- Steven Greenhut, Vice President of Journalism, Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity
- Paul Green, Jr., Morning Star Self Management Institute
- Tim Sandefur, Principal Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation
- Taylor Peck, co-founder, ISideWith.com
- Evan McMahon, Atlas Liberty PAC
- Charles Heller, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
- Rocky Twitchell, Oath Keepers
- Chuck Shea, California Business, Property, and Resources Owners (CABPRO)
- Gale Morgan, Libertarian Party of California advocacy trainer
Libertarian Party of Monterey County
Our Anual Meeting for the LP of Monterey County will be:
Wed, Feb. 20, 2013
Starting at 5:30 PM (social hour) 6:00 PM (meeting)
Round Table Pizza — conference room –1717 Fremont Blvd., Seaside
Everyone is welcome. We will discuss the State LP Convention coming up soon (April 5-7 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento with speakers: LP Vice Presidential candidate Judge Jim Gray, journalist Steven Greenhut, Atlas Liberty Ex. Director Evan McMahon and others, more details at: http://ca.lp.org/2013-convention )
We need to elect new board members and officers for 2013 for LP of Monterey County. This is also a good time to discuss what projects our members what to pursue this coming year.
The LP will provide pizza and drinks.
More information: Lawrence Samuels at email@example.com or 831-238-5058 cell
Fiscal Cliffhanger: A Study in Government Fear Mongering
The Libertarian Party Says: Cut Federal Spending Now
Libertarian National Committee
California: One of the Highest Taxed, Now the Poorest State
The Greek philosopher Aristotle once said that “subjects are also kept poor by payment of taxes.” California seems to have proven Aristotle’s observation correct. After the passage of Proposition 30, California may now have the distinction of being one of the highest taxed states, as well as the poorest state in the Union. The U.S. Census just released figures revealing that California has a whopping poverty rate of 23.5 percent, meaning that nearly one of four is below the poverty line, making us even poorer than Mississippi. We even beat out the city of Washington, D.C. Bravo to the tax increasers; job well done.
What splendid achievement can we now expect from the single-party supermajority in Sacramento? Maybe we can top other nations and become poorer and more over-taxed then the country of Greece. Get working, taxocrats. We can’t let Aristotle down.
(This was a letter to the editor sent to the Monterey Herald, who, so far (sent Dec. 27, 2012), has not printed it)
Message from the national Libertarian Party
- A 1997 high school shooting in Pearl, Miss., was halted by the school’s vice principal after he retrieved the Colt .45 he kept in his truck.
- A 1998 middle school shooting ended when a man living next door heard gunfire and apprehended the shooter with his shotgun.
- A 2002 terrorist attack at an Israeli school was quickly stopped by an armed teacher and a school guard.
- A 2002 law school shooting in Grundy, Va., came to an abrupt conclusion when students carrying firearms confronted the shooter.
- A 2007 mall shooting in Ogden, Utah, ended when an armed off-duty police officer intervened.
- A 2009 workplace shooting in Houston, Texas, was halted by two coworkers who carried concealed handguns.
- A 2012 church shooting in Aurora, Colo., was stopped by a member of the congregation carrying a gun.
- At the recent mall shooting in Portland, Ore., the gunman took his own life minutes after being confronted by a shopper carrying a concealed weapon.
Was 2012 the Best Year Ever for our Libertarian Party Candidates?
The numbers say “Yes!” What do you say?
1,272,105 Votes for Gov. Gary Johnson.
2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidate Sets a New LP Record for Highest-Ever Vote
- Gary Johnson Shattered Ed Clark’s 1980 Vote Record of 921,128 Votes for President of the United States.
- 2012 Libertarian Presidential Ticket of Gov. Gary Johnson and Judge Jim Gray More Than DOUBLED the 2008 Vote Total of Bob Barr and Wayne Root.
- They More Than TRIPLED the 2004 Libertarian Presidential Vote Total of Michael Badnarik and Richard Campagna.
Item: Republicans Blame Libertarian U.S. Senate Candidates Andrew Horning and Dan Cox for Republican U.S. Senate Losses in Indiana and Montana. Each Libertarian Candidate received more votes than the Republican candidates lost by.
Item: Republicans Blame Libertarian U.S. Congressional Candidate Dan Fishman for Republican Loss in Massachusetts.
Item: 2012 Libertarian Votes Give LP Ballot Access in 30 States + the District of Columbia. Saves LP over $400,000 in 2016 Petitioning Costs.
Ballot Measure Recommendations by Lawrence Samuels
Chair, Libertarian Party of Monterey County
NO, NO, NO on PROP. 30—Increased Sales Tax and Personal Income Tax that goes into the general fund, not education per se. (California is one of the highest taxed states—CA has the highest state sales tax rate in the nation, highest gas tax, second worst state income tax, highest corporate income tax rate west of the Mississippi, 15th highest in per capita property taxes.) See Richard Riders’ “Breaking Bad” at http://sdrostra.com/?p=30181
NO on PROP. 31—State Budget “Reform” Initiative. (This law just makes California governance more Byzantine and burdensome. It would increase administrative burdens at all levels of local government, and increase the power and influence of Sacramento at the local level.)
YES on PROP. 32—Prohibit Payroll Deductions for Political Contributions by Corporations and Labor Unions. (An attempt to take special interests out of elections. This proposition would give union members more control over their paychecks).
YES on PROP. 33—Allows Auto Insurance Companies to Set Prices Based on Driver’s History. (This will reward responsible drivers, but a part of the measure might help raise rates on drivers who have lapses in their insurance coverage).
YES on PROP. 34—Repeal Death Penalty. (Too expensive to put criminals on the death row—billions spent on a handful of them in the last few decades. Also, dangerous for the government to use capital punishment.)
NO POSITION on PROP. 35—Increase Penalties for Human Trafficking. (This measure broadens the definition of trafficking and might hurt people who are voluntarily in the sex trade).
YES on PROP. 36— Modifies Three Strikes Law Sentencing for Repeat Offenders—(Currently, a felon with two previous convictions for serious/violent offenses can be imprisoned for life if convicted of a minor third offense–for instance, a drug arrest.)
NO on PROP. 37—Genetically Engineered Foods Labeling. (Put on the ballot by attorneys to increase litigation and make more money. Inevitably means higher costs for consumer, more bureaucracy. Regulations should come from tort-based judicial cases where a real victim is involved.
NO on PROP. 38—Personal Tax Increase for Local Schools—Pay More and Get Less. (Increases Personal Income Taxes on anyone earning over $7,316 a year. Regressive, hurts the poor. Money is dedicated to education. But CA public school teachers are the highest paid in the nation. And CA students rank 48th in math achievement, 49th in reading. Would more money help?)
NO on PROP. 39—Multi-State Business Tax and Clean Energy Initiative. (Will increase taxes on CA businesses. Why not tax businesses out of business. Who needs a job anyway?)
YES on PROP. 40—Senate Redistricting Referendum. (Democrats covertly took control of the Redistricting Committee Commission and cheated on redistricting the state senate districts. If the new districts are rejected (If a Yes vote wins), the State Senate district boundary lines will be adjusted by officials supervised by the California Supreme Court.)
Freedom-Lovers Unite– 2012 Election Eve Party Pot Luck
Nov. 6 at 6:00 PM
Hosts: Lawrence Samuels, Jane Heider and David Henderson
Location: near the mouth of Carmel Valley
Email for details
Lawrence Samuels (directions): firstname.lastname@example.org (831) 238-5058
David Henderson (what to bring): email@example.com
Sponsored by: Libertarian Party, Libertarians for Peace, Seaside Taxpayers Association and “Left Coast Liberty: The Classical Liberal Hour” Radio Show (KRXA-540AM)