Libertarian Freedom Fighter Brian Bustamante Passes at 62

BUSTAMANTE, BRIAN Libertarian leader Brian Bustamante dies at 62. After a courageous year- long battle with cancer, he passed away on August 18th.

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Officers Work Against Individual Rights

Officers Work Against Individual Rights
Palm Beach Gardens Police Arrest Twelve For No Legitimate Reason

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida – The Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County (LPPBC) is disgusted at the lack of respect our local, county, state, and federal authorities have for human rights and an American’s ability to participation in victim less, voluntary transactions.
This morning the Palm Beach Gardens police, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Marshall’s, and the DEA all participated in a scheme to waste tax dollars while dozens of these public servants should have spent their time protecting the public. What were they doing? Hoping to garner headlines for busting drug dealers? However, that is not the whole story. These “drug traffickers” stole nothing and didn’t create victims in their supposed “crimes”.  Where are the victims?
The accused participated in filling their legitimate prescriptions for oxymoron at their local drug store (a legal transaction) and instead of injecting the prescriptions decided to sell them. And for that, we have arrested twelve people supposedly to make our streets safer, however this type of transaction happens everyday in Palm Beach County and without any victims.
The Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County feels strongly that our police forces should be focused on crimes with actual victims rather than waste their time and resources (and the public’s tax dollars) on frivolous victim less “crimes” such as these. Each U.S. Citizen should have the right to participate voluntary transactions without threat by the strong arm of the law. We feel this ideology shift would more than double the resources available for true crime prevention, and significantly reduce the number of violent criminals at work in Palm Beach County.

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County Works Unethically Against Church

LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF PALM BEACH COUNTY

356 NW 35th Place, Boca Raton, FL 33431 www.lppbc.org

Contact: Karl Dickey, Chairman 561.237.5586 karldickey@gmail.com

NEWS RELEASE August 5, 2008 For Immediate Release

County Works Unethically Against Church

We need MORE organizations such as Westgate Tabernacle

Boca Raton, Florida – The Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County (LPPBC) is interested in seeing more private organizations assist the homeless and less fortunate and have the county government lower their regulation of such organizations, such as the Westgate Tabernacle.

Karl Dickey, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Palm Beach County, said this morning, “Imagine if we allowed private organizations to take on the less fortunate in our area without the oppressive, heavy hand of our county government breathing down their back to comply with unrelated and ridiculous regulations. We would have greater participation from the private community to effectively help the homeless and the unemployed if government would just get out of the way. One instance I recall was where a business I was involved, decided to give out sodas, grilled hot dogs, and grilled hamburgers to the public on our own private property. We were shut down within two hours by code enforcement for not having a permit. We were shocked we would need to get permission from the government to feed the public.”

The LPPBC feels it is unethical for Palm Beach County government to work against the rights to property each American and each property owner is entitled. Code enforcement has been quoted as saying that it is unsafe to sleep in a tent – this is preposterous.

The LPPBC feels private organizations should be able to assist the less fortunate without threats from our government. We encourage dollar-for-dollar tax credits for contributions to private charities, we encourage removal of various licensing laws currently keeping organizations from forming, we encourage the reduction and even the complete elimination of zoning laws, we encourage our county government to rescind all inclusionary zoning laws, and we encourage a dramatic change our current failed government-run education system so our young are prepared for the real world in which they will live and can prosper.

We realize these reforms are not easy or painless – and may seem unorthodox to many, however the compassionate people of Palm Beach County can and will assist those in need. Our current government-run welfare system is costly to taxpayers and cruel to the children born into a cycle of welfare dependency and hopelessness. We offer positive alternatives to the failed welfare state and offer a vision of a society based on work, individual responsibility, and private charity.

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Libertarians Outraged Over Boca Raton Trainer's Prison Sentence

LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF FLORIDA

P.O. Box 3012, Winter Park, Florida 32790 800.478.0555 www.lpf.org

Contact: Karl Dickey, Chairman 561.237.5586 karldickey@gmail.com

NEWS RELEASE August 1, 2008 For Immediate Release

Libertarians Outraged Over Boca Raton Trainer’s Prison Sentence

Government Convicts Man of Private Transactions

Winter Park, Florida – The Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) is outraged and disgusted the federal government would prosecute, and a federal judge would sentence him to seven years in prison for conducting voluntary transactions.

A 48 year old personal trainer, Patrick Bronder has been convicted and sentenced for buying and selling growth hormones and other prescription drugs from an out of state chiropractor then selling them to a Boca Raton wholesaler. Mr. Bronder received $6.8 million for the transactions plus a $325,000 commission.

LPF chairman, Karl Dickey said this morning, “Our government has wasted vast resources to investigate and convict this man who, to the best of everyone’s knowledge, exercising his right to offer goods to others in free and voluntary transactions. What is more amazing is that there were no victims to these transactions! This is a clear case of the government attempting control or manage voluntary transactions between individuals even though no one complained or was victimized. How many cases, with actual victims, could have been solved or prevented, had our government spent their financial and human resources to solve them instead?”

The Libertarian Party holds firm that individuals and corporations should be free to trade without interference from the government insofar as no one is defrauded or victimized. It is clear this case should have never come before the court and it is a sad day as our freedoms continue to erode each year in what used to be a free country.

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Libertarians Outraged Over Boca Raton Trainer’s Prison Sentence

LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF FLORIDA

P.O. Box 3012, Winter Park, Florida 32790 800.478.0555 www.lpf.org

Contact: Karl Dickey, Chairman 561.237.5586 karldickey@gmail.com

NEWS RELEASE August 1, 2008 For Immediate Release

Libertarians Outraged Over Boca Raton Trainer’s Prison Sentence

Government Convicts Man of Private Transactions

Winter Park, Florida – The Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) is outraged and disgusted the federal government would prosecute, and a federal judge would sentence him to seven years in prison for conducting voluntary transactions.

A 48 year old personal trainer, Patrick Bronder has been convicted and sentenced for buying and selling growth hormones and other prescription drugs from an out of state chiropractor then selling them to a Boca Raton wholesaler. Mr. Bronder received $6.8 million for the transactions plus a $325,000 commission.

LPF chairman, Karl Dickey said this morning, “Our government has wasted vast resources to investigate and convict this man who, to the best of everyone’s knowledge, exercising his right to offer goods to others in free and voluntary transactions. What is more amazing is that there were no victims to these transactions! This is a clear case of the government attempting control or manage voluntary transactions between individuals even though no one complained or was victimized. How many cases, with actual victims, could have been solved or prevented, had our government spent their financial and human resources to solve them instead?”

The Libertarian Party holds firm that individuals and corporations should be free to trade without interference from the government insofar as no one is defrauded or victimized. It is clear this case should have never come before the court and it is a sad day as our freedoms continue to erode each year in what used to be a free country.

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PBC Commissioners Should Praise Westgate Tabernacle

KARL DICKEY

Libertarian for Palm Beach County Commission

5970 SW 18th ST #331, Boca Raton, FL 33433 www.karldickey.org vote4karl@gmail.com

NEWS RELEASE August 1, 2008 For Immediate Release

PBC Commissioners Should Praise Westgate Tabernacle

Boca Raton, FL – Karl Dickey, 2010 candidate for Palm Beach County Commission, said this morning, “The Palm Beach County Commissioners should be praising Bishop Avis Hill and his Westgate Tabernacle Church instead of finding ways to shut the church down. Amazingly, our county government is working against itself and using taxpayer money to do it.”

The Palm Beach County government is litigating against the church over a zoning issue and most recently has been finding other ways to close down the church while the case is under appeal. The church is helping approximately 100 individuals that would otherwise be homeless or be feeding off the public trough moreso than they are now, yet the county government is clearly more interested in throwing its weight around – costing the Palm Beach County taxpayers in the process.

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Taking Advice from Libertarians, Florida will Move Forward

LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF FLORIDA

P.O. Box 3012, Winter Park, Florida 32790 800.478.0555 www.lpf.org

Contact: Karl Dickey, Chairman 561.237.5586 karldickey@gmail.com

NEWS RELEASE July 31, 2008 For Immediate Release

Florida DOT Moves to Improve Florida Transportation

Taking Advice from Libertarians, Florida will Move Forward

Winter Park, Florida – The Libertarian Party of Florida (LPF) is pleased to see the progress toward more efficient uses of our transportation resources. Specifically, the Florida DOT has chosen to replace HOV lanes to HOT lanes on some sections of I-95.

LPF chairman, Karl Dickey said this afternoon, “As put forth in my 2006 run for State Senate [see next page] , the State has heeded the advice of innovative transportation experts to install Fast/HOT toll lanes in Miami-Dade with variable tolls related to congestion. We expect our Florida government to move in a more Libertarian direction, utilizing the innovative and effective solutions we offer for the benefit of all Floridians. Now we must insist on a direct reduction in taxes related to the toll income.”

Although notice could have been better administered to I-95 drivers before installing the delineators [there were some initial accidents as drivers became confused due to lack of signage and warning], drivers will soon be given the option to stay in the normal congested traffic for free or pay a few dollars to get to their destination much faster and safer. The “candlesticks’ were installed in July, the next steps are to install the overhead signage and electronic equipment to register the tolls. Soon the HOT lanes will be up and running.

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The following was taken directly from the website for Karl Dickey’s campaign for Florida Senate, District 30 in 2006 and can also be seen on his 2010 campaign website for Palm Beach County Commission:

3. Transportation Improvements

South Florida and other metro areas of Florida need innovative solutions to the serious transportation issues that they face. The Florida legislature stands in the way of those solutions. The Florida DOT’s solutions have been to simply widen lanes of existing roads. A federal system of high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, while noble in theory, has been a dismal failure.

I would recommend reading the IBTTA report, the congestion relief analysis from Washington State and Reason Foundation articles by Robert Poole. Another source is the book Street Smart: Competition Entrepreneurship, and the Future of Roads by Gabriel Roth.

  • Adopt a network of “fast” lanes and adopt variable speed toll lanes
  • Replace HOV lanes with HOT lanes. HOT lanes are usable only by paying vehicles, emergency vehicles, buses, and vanpools. This system is up and running in other cities with effective results. If our legislature was serious about effective results these and other innovative solutions would already be in place.
  • Creation of truck-only toll (TOT) lanes for increased safety and efficiency.
  • Eliminate the “your tax money down the drain” light rail system. We can use that tax money in more effective areas and we can sell off those assets to cut our losses. We can use those funds to smartly improve our roadway system and thereby improve safety & congestion. No one loves the idea of a light rail system more than me, however the bottom line is that it cannot work to be self-sufficient in South Florida. Not only are we paying to ride the Tri-Rail directly through fares, but our tax money is funding it as well.
  • Encourage telecommuting & flexible work hours. With great technologies now here it is easier than ever for companies to work from home as if they are in the office. In addition, having employees come in at different hours can greatly improve traffic congestion.