Notes from the Chairman 10/15/17
A few days ago, country music legend Charlie Daniels performed at a special veterans’ benefit concert at the Mazatzal casino in Payson. Charlie was so impressed with the people he met before and after the concert, he penned an eloquent salute to our town and our people.
Even if you are not a fan of country music, I urge you to take just a few minutes to read Charlie’s essay; it will inspire you and invigorate you.
Here is the introduction:
The Strength of America
I saw the strength of America this weekend, her will, her goodness, her compassion, her unity and her greatness.
It was in Payson – a small town in Arizona I’m sure most of you have never even heard of – when the residents of the area came together on a Saturday night to honor their veterans.
Even if you don’t agree with 100% of everything Charlie has to say, and I certainly don’t, many of the virtues Charlie admires in the people of Payson are core libertarian values and traits such as hard work, self-reliance, independence, and neighbors voluntarily helping their neighbors.
Certainly, the career politicians and swamp creatures who infest the Elephant and Donkey parties barely pay lip service to any of these values. They take these values for granted, just as they take for granted that they will automatically be on every election ballot across the country every year.
They take for granted that they don’t have to spend millions of dollars to obtain millions of citizen signatures every year just to petition their way onto ballots.
And they most certainly take for granted that they will each automatically receive about 40% of the vote in every election.
Even if you don’t agree with 100% of the official Libertarian Party platform, and I certainly don’t, the choice of who to vote for every year comes down to which party and which candidates best reflect your own values.
The late Harry Browne, Libertarian Party presidential candidate in 1996 and 2000, coined the phrase “Voting for the lesser of two evils is voting for the evil of two lessers.”
Please join us at our next monthly meeting as we work toward building America’s third largest and fastest growing party into a front and center clear alternative to those two lessers: the Donkeys and Elephants.
Tuesday October 17 7:00 PM
600 E. Highway 260
To Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness,
Gila County Libertarian Party.