Bob Giuda responds
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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.
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 which cannot be rescinded or curtailed.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.
>>> Timothy Condon, Esq.
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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:.
>> Bob Giuda
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