A Libertarian’s Christmas Wish list for 2005

Written by Mike Sylvester

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4.I wantrepparttar state of Indiana to wake up and completely legalize gambling. We should allow as many casinos asrepparttar 125881 market can bear. We should taxrepparttar 125882 existing machines already in many Indiana bars. I am tired of allrepparttar 125883 lame arguments against gambling that I hear. Responsible citizens should be able to spend their hard earned dollars how they want to spend them; as long as they are not hurting others. 5.I wantrepparttar 125884 State of Indiana to stand up torepparttar 125885 Federal government and stop lettingrepparttar 125886 Federal government extortrepparttar 125887 citizens of Indiana. The Indiana government should not allow The Federal government to withhold our highway money just because we do not have an “Open Container Law” that meets Federal guidelines. That is absurd. Extortion is wrong; it should be stopped at once. 6.The Patriot Act needs to be modified. Thousands of innocent citizens of this country are being hassled and placed on “No Fly” lists byrepparttar 125888 Federal government including: a nun, a Master Sergeant inrepparttar 125889 military, high school students, ACLU lawyers, peace activists, reporters, and many others. Citizens of this country are being held in jail without being charged with a crime; they are not even allowed to consult with a lawyer! 7.The citizens of this country need to become more informed about what their government is doing and we need to organize and fight againstrepparttar 125890 expansion of government.

The Libertarian Party of Allen County is organized and doing what it can to opposerepparttar 125891 needless expansion of government. It is obvious that neitherrepparttar 125892 Republican norrepparttar 125893 Democratic Parties are at all interested in haltingrepparttar 125894 spread of government into every facet of our lives. Please visit our website at AllenCountyLP.org and see what you can do to help us. Please contact me at Mike.Sylvester@Verizon.net or call me at 260-338-0833. We must join together and defend our freedom; no one will do it for us!

Mike Sylvester Chairman ofrepparttar 125895 Libertarian Party of Allen County Fort Wayne

Mike is a navy veteran who has returned to Fort Wayne. Mike is happily married with a wonderful wife and two great kids. Mike is a returning adult student preparing for the CPA exam after working in the manufacturing sector for over 15 years.

Origins Of The War

Written by The Indy Voice

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They also made statements that may have beenrepparttar origin ofrepparttar 125880 more recent sentiments that have sought to defend unilateralism. They believed thatrepparttar 125881 hanging of our "success uponrepparttar 125882 steadfastness of our coalition partners" was "dangerously inadequate". They proposed thatrepparttar 125883 "aim of American foreign policy" should be "removing Saddam Hussein and his regime from power" through "military action".

The most interesting part ofrepparttar 125884 letter isrepparttar 125885 ending. It seems thatrepparttar 125886 1st five paragraphs ofrepparttar 125887 letter could have spent a lot more time talking aboutrepparttar 125888 threats that Iraq posed directly against our country. Instead they talk about "our interest inrepparttar 125889 gulf" which as far as they see it, included Israel,repparttar 125890 moderate Arab states and oil. If there was in fact legitimate threats againstrepparttar 125891 mainland why wouldn't they tellrepparttar 125892 President more about them? And what "fundamental national security interests" did they have in mind other thanrepparttar 125893 moderate Arab states, Israel and oil? Why didn't they list those?

Maybe allrepparttar 125894 members that signed this letter had a legitimate change of heart and mind post 9/11? Maybe they truly believed that a new threat existed in Iraq after 9/11 that dictated that we should invade to protect more thanrepparttar 125895 moderate Arab states, Israel and oil? Maybe some new technologies have come about since long ago in 1998 and we are now capable of determining with total certainty that Iraq possessed WMD?

Maybe they forgot about our vital interests inrepparttar 125896 gulf, Israel,repparttar 125897 moderate Arab states andrepparttar 125898 oil they have and decided to protectrepparttar 125899 U.S. fromrepparttar 125900 new imminent threat posed by Hussein in a post 9/11 world? It’s also possible thatrepparttar 125901 President maderepparttar 125902 decision to invade Iraq without usingrepparttar 125903 counsel of all these men. Maybe he didn’t listen to Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz who were telling him to invade Iraq to “protect our vital interests inrepparttar 125904 gulf?” Mayberepparttar 125905 members ofrepparttar 125906 PNAC just forgot to add allrepparttar 125907 connections to terrorists that Hussein and his regime had? Maybe they forgot to mentionrepparttar 125908 need to liberaterepparttar 125909 Iraqi people?

I don't know. Maybe I'm just a crazy liberal conspiracy nut. I like to think that I’m a rational person and believe thatrepparttar 125910 simplest answer tends to berepparttar 125911 correct one.

Maybe you can readrepparttar 125912 letter and make up your own mind Project For The New American Century Letter

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