Karl Dickey Files Appointment Papers With Crist

Karl Dickey for Palm Beach County Commission

5970 SW 18th ST #331, Boca Raton, FL 33433 888.394.0908

www.karldickey.org karl@karldickey.org

NEWS RELEASE January 9, 2009 For Immediate Release

Karl Dickey Files Appointment Papers With Crist

Boca Raton, FL – Karl Dickey, 2010 candidate for Palm Beach County Commission, sent the official paperwork to Florida Governor Charlie Crist to be appointed to the Palm Beach County Commission today via overnight mail and facsimile.

Mary McCarty resigned from her District 4 seat on the Palm Beach County Commission yesterday and was originally scheduled to be term-limited out of her office at the November, 2010 election. Mr. Dickey is currently the only one filed with the Supervisor of Elections office to be on the ballot during that election.

Mr. Dickey said this afternoon, “I am truly saddened that Mary had to leave office this way. She helped us with various libertarian-minded legislation and she will be truly missed. Our country was formed on libertarian principles and I look forward to adding a positive dynamic to the commission we can all be proud.”

Mr. Dickey has been chairman of the Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County since 2005 and chairman of the Libertarian Party of Florida since 2007. Other projects Mr. Dickey has been involved in helping are The Nature Conservancy, serving on the financial steering committee to elect Bill Glass to the Boca Raton City Council, Fairness For All Families, Palm Beach County Term Limits Committee, Covenant House Florida, Kids in Distress, Boys Town of South Florida, Anthony Robbins Foundation, Second Amendment Coalition of Florida, Boca Raton Pilots’ Association, the Surfrider Foundation of Palm Beach County and many other organizations.

The Libertarian Party is America’s third largest and fastest growing political party which shares the same views of America’s founders.

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The Media Has Failed Us

Here in Florida, there are 13 presidential candidates on the ballot – yet what information has our media given us about them? Only two candidates have been given free publicity, while purposely shunning the other 11.

Floridians should be angry about this fact and hopefully they will contact the local and national media to express their dissatisfaction of the presidential coverage.

How is a Floridian to make an educated choice when the barrage of media fawns over only the Republican and Democrat? Who is Bob Barr? Who is Chuck Baldwin? Who is Cynthia McKinney?

The media will never tell you, this is for certain. The media has failed me and has failed the public.

I suggest each Floridian before going to vote, and since the regular media channels won’t let you in on the information during their regular news coverage, please see below for at least some of the information on the candidates.

It is my humble opinion we should be voting for candidates most in line with our value system and not simply for the most popular. I hope you are of the same opinion.

Libertarian Party – Bob Barr – www.bobbarr2008.com

Green Party – Cynthia McKinney – www.votetruth08.com

Constitution Party – Chuck Baldwin – www.baldwin08.com

Ralph Nader – Independent – www.votenader.org

Gloria LaRiva – Party for Socialism & Liberation – http://larivaforpresident.blogspot.com/

Gene Amondson – Prohibition Party – http://www.geneamondson.com/prohibition-party-2004.html

Thomas Robert Stevens – Objectivist Party – http://www.objectivistparty.us/

James Harris – Socialist Workers Party – http://www.themilitant.com/campaign/

Alan Keyes – American Independent Party – www.alankeyes.com

Brian Moore – Socialist Party – www.votebrianmoore.com

Charles Jay – Boston Tea Party – www.charlesjay.com

The Bias of Gallup Polling

The national poll Gallup, which is the poll that the Commission on Presidential Debates uses to judge whether a candidate has reached the 15% goal in the national polls in order to get on the presidential debates, refuses to put Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney, and Chuck Baldwin on their questionnaires.

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The Bias of Gallup Polling

The national poll Gallup, which is the poll that the Commission on Presidential Debates uses to judge whether a candidate has reached the 15% goal in the national polls in order to get on the presidential debates, refuses to put Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, Cynthia McKinney, and Chuck Baldwin on their questionnaires.

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The Bailout, Oaths of Office

I will write more extensively on this subject over the weekend however I just want to offer some info for those wondering who to vote for on November 4th. One easy thing to do is vote against elected officials who violate their oath of office – going against the united States Constitution and/or your particular state’s Constitution.

I bring this up as this huge bailout, if it passes this afternoon, is going to bury us. We will blame each and every U.S. Senator & U.S. Representative. They should be stripped of their offices ASAP.

If you weren’t disgusted with the actions of several senators this week, then you should be. You should be equally disgusted with each and every YES vote for the bailout and you should actively work to remove those individuals from office. They certainly are NOT acting honorably and are not worthy to use the title, “The Honorable”.

I have heard only a few today that are planning to vote against it. I hope others vote with reason rather than pressure from others.

The only presidential candidate that I am aware to have come out against the bailout is Libertarian Party presidential nominee Bob Barr (www.bobbarr2008.com).

Here are some examples:

Youtubes:

Bob called it the “bailout from Hell” on Neil Cavuto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nXK9LR-_6o&feature=PlayList&p=F9645DAC300F9C2A&index=8

Bob accurately predicted future bailouts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ2J2Bf5nHc&feature=PlayList&p=F9645DAC300F9C2A&index=2

Bob on the general bailout situation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5waL8brexY

Recent media:

Hot of the press: http://blog.thehill.com/2008/10/03/house-should-stand-firm-and-kill-the-wall-street-bailout-says-bob-barr/

Editorial in Washington Times: No More Government Guarantees

The Hill on McCain being a hypocrite: http://tinyurl.com/3wxepf / HuffPo on McCain is a hypocrite: http://tinyurl.com/3q99y9

Recent Releases:

John McCain’s Actions are not Bipartisan, They are Bipolar

Atlanta, GA – “Sen. John McCain claims he can provide leadership, but he panicked in the face of cries that the sky is falling from Wall Street investors who made bad investments, and the taxpayers are going to pay over $700 billion for his lack of leadership,” says Libertarian Party Presidential Nominee Bob Barr.

“Sen. McCain claims he will change Washington by eliminating ‘earmarks’, but he just voted for more than $103 billion dollars of bold-faced earmarks,” says Barr.

“Sen. McCain claims he will change the way things are done in Washington, but he railroaded a $700 billion Wall Street bailout through the Senate with no study or debate, no alternative and no special interest left behind,” Barr continues.

“Sen. McCain claims he can act in a bipartisan manner, but his actions on the Wall Street bailout bill shows he acts in a bipolar manner,” says Barr.

Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr represented the 7th District of Georgia in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003.

Senate Must Say ‘NO’ to Bailout

Atlanta, GA – “The Senate is set to vote on the Wall Street bailout later today, but the attempt to dress up this bad bill with a few more political goodies is like putting lipstick on a pig,” notes Bob Barr, the Libertarian Party candidate for president. “Yet Senators John McCain and Barack Obama, as well as the congressional leaders of both parties, are all backing the bailout. It is evident that there is not a dime’s worth of difference between the two major parties: Neither of them will stand up for the taxpayers,” observes Barr.

“The Senate bill is even less responsible than the House measure,” warns Barr. “It would more than double federal insurance coverage of bank deposits, even though the vast majority of Americans already are protected. Some supporters are hoping to add tax measures and increase unemployment insurance benefits in an attempt to turn the bailout into a special interest Christmas tree. In the mind of Washington politicians, $700 billion isn’t a large enough bill to stick to the American people,” notes Barr.

“Although Sen. McCain likes to pose as a defender of the taxpayers, he is pushing the Bush administration to further intervene in the credit markets and to purchase up to a trillion dollars worth of private mortgages even without Congressional action,” Barr observes.

“Sen. McCain says we should call the bailout a ‘rescue.’ But regardless of what they call it, the bill remains a trillion dollar or more effort by the federal government to bailout private industry,” says Barr.

“We need a market work-out, which includes encouraging private investment purchases of assets that both McCain and Obama claim have value if taxpayers buy them.  We need to let the business processes work, including receiverships and bankruptcy liquidation,” Barr explains.

“To prevent a reoccurrence of this financial crisis, we need federal fraud prosecution—not a government bailout,” says Barr. “The starting point for this painful adjustment process is for Wall Street to understand that there will be no further bailouts. Then, Congress should get to work addressing issues such as scrapping harmful federal regulations like ‘mark-to-market’ accounting standards, which have helped turn serious, but manageable, losses into a full-fledged economic crisis.”

“We need political change,” Barr notes. “But Senators Barack Obama and John McMain have proved yet again that, despite their rhetoric, they are charter members of the Washington establishment. It is not change that they will give us, but more of the same. Only a vote for Bob Barr and the Libertarian Party will yield the change that the American people so desperately want and deserve,” Barr concludes.