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  • Tim Condon
    ... From: Bob Giuda Date: Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 8:52 PM Subject: Re: [nhrvc] Ovide Lamontagne on Facebook... To: Tim Condon
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      ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      From: Bob Giuda <bob@...>
      Date: Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 8:52 PM
      Subject: Re: [nhrvc] Ovide Lamontagne on Facebook...
      To: Tim Condon <tim@...>

      No problem, Tim. If I didn't believe it, I wouldn't have written it.
      ---Bob Giuda


      On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Tim Condon <tim@...> wrote:


      > Bob, you only sent this to me. Do you mind if I pass it on to several very
      > large lists? ---Tim
      >
      >
      > On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 7:46 PM, Bob Giuda <bob@...> wrote:
      >

      > The need is for citizens who will serve the people of this state and nation
      >> in accordance with the strictures put on government by our Constitution.
      >> It's simple, but it's not easy. The temptations to tinker, to shade votes
      >> with the color of self-interest and personal emolument, to breathe and flex
      >> with the exhilaration of unfettered power, are quite intoxicating...
      >> Amendment XVII to the U.S. Constitution is, in my opinion, arguably the
      >> most severe blow dealt to our republic in the history of our country. With
      >> it, despite the superficial appearance to the contrary, the people actually
      >> lost control of the Senate, and made it the most elite, unaccountable,
      >> unassailable club in the world, with 6 years of virtually absolute power
      >> which cannot be rescinded or curtailed. With supercilious disdain, they have
      >> ratified treaties which surrendered our sovereignty, gutted our economy, and
      >> jeopardized our survival as a republic.
      >>
      >> Bob Giuda
      >>
      >> PS - Send me in, coach!
      >>
      >



      >
      >> On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 7:31 PM, Tim Condon <tim@...> wrote:
      >>
      >>> I'm sorry. Mr. Lamontagne may be a friendly, honest individual and a very
      >>> nice man, but that Facebook page shouts out to me exactly what's WRONG with
      >>> the Republican Party and the people who currently control it (but not for
      >>> long). That Facebook page tells all about Mr. Lamontague, a man who wants to
      >>> run for U.S. Senate from New Hampshire. It tells about how he has "dedicated
      >>> his life to public service in various forms." It tells us about how he was
      >>> a law clerk to a federal juddge, that he's a member of the NH Bar
      >>> association, that he was editor-in chief of the Land and Water Law Review.
      >>> It tells us all about how he has been on boards of directors, and was
      >>> trustee for this or that, and how he's been so active in charitable
      >>> endeavors. It tells us that he was Honorary Consul of France to NH, and was
      >>> named Franco-American of the Year. It tells us the church he goes to and all
      >>> the activities he's done with the church, and the Boy Scouts, and a Catholic
      >>> high school. And it tells us that he's run for political offices in the past
      >>> and has been "active in Republican politics."
      >>> Thankfully, it doesn't tell us is what yacht clubs, country clubs, and
      >>> upper-class social groups he is or has been a member of.
      >>>
      >>> I'm sorry. I'm not interested in ANY of the above things. I want to know
      >>> whether Mr. Lamontagne is a political liberal, a "moderate," a conservative,
      >>> or a libertarian, and what flavor of whatever he may call himself (and I
      >>> don't want to know what he "says" he is, I want to know what he actually IS
      >>> by knowing his political philosophy). I also want to know if he "doesn't do
      >>> political labels," because they might "obscure the issues," or that he
      >>> "doesn't want to tie himself down to any particular ideology or label."
      >>>
      >>> I want to know if Mr. Lamontagne has ever read "Free to Choose" or
      >>> anything else by Milton Friedman. I want to know if he's read "Atlas
      >>> Shrugged" or anything else by Ayn Rand. I want to know if he's read "The
      >>> Road to Serfdom" or anything else by Frederich Hayek. I want to know if he's
      >>> read "Human Action" or anything else by Ludwig Von Mises. I want to know if
      >>> he's ever read anything at all by Murray Rothbard, Karl Hess, Hans Herman
      >>> Hoppe, Joseph Schumpeter, Benjamin Tucker, Lysander Spooner, Rose Wilder
      >>> Lane, George Gilder, Barry Goldwater, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Glen
      >>> Beck, Rush Limbaugh, L. Neil Smith, Ann Coulter, Michele Malkin, Mark Steyn,
      >>> Adam Smith, Frederic Bastiat, or any of *numerous* other thinkers and
      >>> writers about individual liberty, personal freedom, and the legitimate and
      >>> illegitimate functions of government. I want to know if he's ever subscribed
      >>> to or read Reason Magazine, or WorldNet Daily, or Liberty, or The
      >>> Libertarian Enterprise, or National Review, or the Freeman, or Free Market,
      >>> or Imprimis, or any of numerous other liberty-oriented and free
      >>> market-oriented periodicals.
      >>>
      >>> In short, I want to know if he has any foundational political philosophy,
      >>> and if he does, I want to know what it is and what the GROUNDS are of that
      >>> political philosophy. I want to know the ideas and ideals that will guide
      >>> him in VOTING when he is elected to political office. Then I want to know
      >>> specifically how he will vote on a host of issues that will most assuredly
      >>> confront him when he holds political office. And if he can't give me
      >>> straightforward and considered answers to these questions, I won't under ANY
      >>> circumstances vote for him. He doesn't have to hold positions that I only
      >>> agree with, but he DOES have to have positions already thought out, and a
      >>> grounding in those areas of politics and political philosophy that I find to
      >>> be important. Otherwise, there no way in hell I can have any idea of how he
      >>> will vote on issues of importance to me when and if he gets elected.
      >>> Furthermore, I have absolutely NO interest in awards or recognitions he has
      >>> received from various civic and other non-political organizations in the
      >>> past. Nor am I interested AT ALL in what upper-class social organizations
      >>> and/or people he has been associated with. In fact, if he does tell me those
      >>> things, that makes me far more suspicious of his intentions than if he can
      >>> intelligently talk at least in a basic way about economics, political
      >>> philosophy, geopolitics, and political history with me.
      >>>
      >>> Period.
      >>>
      >>> Timothy Condon, Esq.
      >>> Home: 12 Liberty Lane, Grafton, NH 03240
      >>> 207-956-9041
      >>> VOLLRATH-CONDON, P.A.
      >>> Office: 307 S. Fielding Ave., Suite #2
      >>> Tampa, Florida 33606
      >>> 813-251-2626 Fax 813-200-3395
      >>> Email: tim@...
      >>>
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      >>>
      >>>
      >>> On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 1:31 PM, Jorge Mesa-Tejada <jmesa@...>wrote:
      >>>
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>> Ovide notified me that he has a page on Facebook for supporters:.
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>> http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=131874386678#/group.php?gid=131874386678&ref=mf
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>> Jorge
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>
      >>>
      >>
      >>
      >> --
      >> Bob Giuda
      >> www.bobgiuda.com
      >>
      >
      >


      --
      Bob Giuda
      www.bobgiuda.com


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