Monthly Archives: November 2013

Government Disdain for “We the People”

For decades, concerned American citizens (like myself) have been critical of a runaway federal government that increasingly demonstrates a level of disdain for the average, everyday citizen. The evidence has never been more clear or abundant.

I can’t remember when an outright lie, repeated thousands of times by dozens of Democrats, including President Obama can be apologized away by talking heads as, “he needed to be more specific”. I’m talking of course about the ridiculous claims by President Obama, and regurgitated by his followers that ” if you like your plan, you can keep it…period!”

Well, obviously that is not the case and when average everyday citizens (like myself) ask for accountability from my Congresspeople and President, somehow, I’m wasting their time. Worse, my concerns are unwarranted, meaningless or “politically charged” and discredited.

So now we have a “standoff”. On one side, the American people, many who have had their health insurance plans dumped because of Obamacare. On the other side, we have delusional, career, partisan politicians like Pelosi, Schumer and even President Obama himself who simply can’t be bothered with having to explain themselves and the failures of their forced policies to the “common folk”. If you’re lucky enough to get an apology, it usually sounds something like, ” gee…sorry you were too stupid to not understand I was gong to strip your health insurance plan right from underneath your feet so I could force you into my socialized federal system”.

What will you do about it?

Todd Haggerty,
Chairman CDLP

Election Results

Now that all the local election results are posted, the winners and losers officially declared, let’s review the good and bad.

Let me start by saying I am very proud of my friend Robert “Bar” Porter, he ran a spirited and well organized campaign, unfortunately the political machine in Albany was too much for us to overcome. That being said, Robert fell short in his bid for Albany’s City Council in the 9th Ward.

However, I congratulate him on securing 17% of the votes for that ward, one of the highest performing races for a Libertarian candidate in NYS!
Robert’s message of lower taxes and limited government resonated with many voters.

Running for office is very difficult and becoming ever more so. With each passing Legislative Session, more election laws are added. Many of these laws exclude third party candidates and so-called “citizen legislators” from participating in our Constitutional Republic. We need less career politicians and more citizen legislators.

Who will you support?

Todd Haggerty,
Chairman CDLP