From Harford Campaign For Liberty:
Campaign for Liberty is a grassroots 501 (c)3 organization. As a 501 (c)3 organization Campaign For Liberty does not put forward candidates for political office nor does it endorse candidates.
There has been recent discussion in The Dagger & other forums that Delegate Rick Impallaria has “handpicked Campaign For Liberty candidates” in Harford County. Delegate Impallaria neither directs nor has a leadership role in the Harford Campaign For Liberty.
Several members of the Campaign for Liberty are seeking elected office but these actions are independent of the organization as a whole.
Campaign for Liberty has been at the forefront of the Tea Party movement in Harford County. While the Tea Party message is evolving there are issues that overlap between the mission of Campaign For Liberty and other groups.
The Campaign for Liberty is founded on the core principles of individual Liberty, limited constitutional government, sound money, free markets & non-interventionist foreign policy which is accomplished through educational activity and political activism.
With a consistent attendance of 180-200 people at its monthly meetings occurring the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 23 Newport Drive Forest Hill, Campaign for Liberty is the largest political-educational organization with regular meetings in Harford County. Any future information for articles, background, or attribution should be directed to Mr. Dave Pridgeon, Harford Campaign for Liberty County Co-Coordinator.
Another Political Critic says
“…Campaign For Liberty does not put forward candidates for political office nor does it endorse candidates.”
Isn’t Sarah Palin their girl? I suppose Rand Paul, Angle and the likes were a coincidence?
Do you think Angle has liberty on her mind? I do not.
Patrick Henry says
You reveal yourself to be uninformed with regard to Angle. She was not endorsed by C4L. She was endorsed by Tea Party Express. Different groups with no affiliation. C4L did not endorse Rand Paul either. I challeng you to produce 1 document or speech where anyone at C4L has endorsed ANY specific candidate.
Sorry get confused by all the we hate Obama groups that poped up less then one month after the inaguration. I mean it is hard to take you serious when 77% believe the president was not born in this country!
You are disingenuous son of a gun!
77% of which “groups” believe President Obama was not born in the US? Kind of a grand and meaningless generalization don’t you think?
P.S I recommend you start using spell check on your posts so people don’t think you’re a rube.
Self professed Republicans!
You are unhinged and out of your mind. 77% of Republicans don’t believe President Obama was not born in the United States.
Latest poll has it at 41% of Republicans.
It’s not 77%, but is still a disgustingly high number.
Cdev is astonishingly obtuse in his relationship with facts.
Regarding the CNN poll you posted it surveyed 285 Republicans so I wouldn’t take it to the bank.
Fact: this came from the Campaign for Liberty blog
Fact: it is not the only blogger on that site who seems to believe that Obama was not born here.
I have touble taking this group seriously!
So a post on a website is your basis to make outrageous statements?
P.S Please check your spelling otherwise you continue to look like a rube.
It is not just a post but MANY posts. It seems that this group of people look like nothing but idiots if they truly believe this!
I suggest you go to some liberal/progressive websites and blogs and read left wing nut comments/theories, heck you can read some chillingly stupid liberal/progressive claptrap here on The Dagger.
Why I think they are just as crazy too. I am a moderate. I actually think there are shades of grey in the middle. I still have trouble taking seriously any group who will not take the word of the elected conservative governor of Hawaii that the president was born there and she has seen the birth certificate!
I am not arguing President Obama’s place of birth, I am however disappointed with your specious claims regarding conservatives.
I wish the President had simply put the matter to rest by releasing his birth certificate to a neutral party for authentication instead of using the issue for his political gain.
Again, I do believe the President was born in the US and is a citizen.
It is not “specious” when it represents the view point of 41% of republicans and a larger seggment of the conservative gorup we are talking about. If you don’t think it is fair to characterize conservatives with this birther non-sense as nuts then perhaps they should divorce themselves of this “non-issue.” The longer the conservative movements leaders and spokesman endorse this non-sense the more out of touch with reality it makes them look.
Incidently, he put out the copy of the birth record on the internet which the same birther crowd did not accept. The conservative republican governor of Hawaii says he was born here how much more nuetral do you want! Perhaps the only proof the birther crowd would accept is to have witnessed the live birth. Either way the longer the conservative moevment embraces this stuff and does not tell them publiclly they are nuts the crazier they [conservatives] will look.
Again regarding the CNN poll it surveyed 285 Republicans with 117 or 41% who purportedly are “birthers” and you of course originally stated it was 77%. Not a very empirically compelling statistic now is it?
So I give specious right back to you.
So you think they are rational?
I notice you have not called the birthers crazy or even acknowledged their lack of reality.
Everyone can read that you posted a figure of 77% of Republicans are “birthers” which is untrue. In fact there currently are no reliable statistics on how many Americans of any political party who question President Obama’s citizenship.
You sir are fast and loose with the truth.
Again, I believe President Obama is a citizen.
I made a error. The underlying assertion is alas the same and valid. A disproportionate number of Republicans are Birthers and most of them are conservatives! You have not answered the question. WHy don’t you call them out for the crazies they are? You add legitimacy to them and do nothing to help with the preception that conservatives are all birthers.
You don’t seem to get it that I’m interested in pointing out your hypocrisy and disingenuousness with your obsession with maligning conservative Republicans.
The citizenship of the President is not even a blip on the political radar for anyone other than progressives like you who use it to distract people.
So is it now your contention that the conservatives do not care about the citizenship of the president?
This is about what you’ve written.
The President’s citizenship is pretty much a dead issue except for disingenuous people like you who attempt to label the people with whom you disagree as “crazy” or a “wing nut”.
78%… i’m in there also. The words of his aunt, granny and uncle mean more to me then obama’s lies..
you mean the smart ones!!
No, Sarah Palin is an enemy of Liberty. Big Government is bad- when it supports crazy social programs or when it supports big wars.
Brian, if you didn’t publish as fact the idea that Del. Impallaria has picked candidates, there would be no issue. The problem was that you wrote it as fact rather than as a quote from Rick. That is unfortunate, to say the least.
RINO Hunter says
Nothing was published as fact. The intro to that article stated this:
“What follows is a handful of those stories; all speculative and open to criticism and clarification, but offered up from sources who would know:”
you’ll be hearing lots of rumors from now on til november. I’d suggest links to back up the claims if possible.
Someone has a guilty conscience. Rick Impallaria has hand picked candidates. FACT! He thinks he’s the King Maker. Campaign for Liberty may or may not be involved in this plot to control the Harford Delegation.
Patrick Henry says
C4L is not involved. Period. The End.
I wouldn’t be so certain to say “The End”.
Oh what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practise to deceive!
Patrick Henry says
What’s your cliche’d point? No one is being deceived. The letter above which is the subject of this thread makes the point quite clear.
My cliche’d point is that the letter can be interpreted as deceptive. If you take the letter at its face value then OK, I don’t. C4L is bogged down in ideology instead of ideas. C4L is not above putting forth candidates or endorsing candidates although they don’t do either.
Patrick Henry says
Reality check time. Where do you think ideology comes from??? News flash—ideas! The fact that you disagree w/ the ideas of limited government, individual liberty, free markets, sound money & a non-interventionist foreign policy is your problem. These are the founding principle of America, the Spirit of 76 They are winning ideas & you will see that this fall.
The dagger didn’t say it wasn’t fact but it was. Rick is trying to control the county and the take choice away from the voters.
The voters still get to vote. He can’t take away that. If you don’t like his “choices” vote for someone else. This is no different then the people who vote for all the peoplewith R’s or D’s in the general election. No one takes your vote unless you become a sheep and vote the way someone tells you.
Hunter Hunter says
C4l probally wasn’t involved. Rick acted alone to get get idiots triit and gallion to run. Period. The End.
Father Martin says
The entire Camp. for Liberty organization is a dual front for the Rt. 40 Republican Club that is controlled by Impallaria and his goons. I have been to both of their meetings. Same people, same crowd, same middle aged angry white folk. Campaign For Liberty is skating very close to violating election laws.
Which election laws have been violated?
Patrick Henry says
You’ve no clue as to what’s going on. Wake up & smell the coffee. The C4L meetings & Rt40 meetings could not be more different. There may be 20% at most overlap of the attendees of the two groups at most. Just because someone has an R next to thier name on the ballot doesn’t mean they are a proponent of Libery & the principles of the Founders. There are plenty of Big Gov Statist Republicans as well. See Juan McLame & Goober Grahamnesty to name a couple of examples.
As for angry, people have a right ot be angry when an over reaching Leviathan Federal government continually acts not only outside the powers outlined for it in the Constitution but advances a Socialist – Statist agenda that sucks the life out of the nation and stifles individualism, innovation, free markets & limited government while continually debasing the currency which acts as a hidden tax on the income of all Americans. The ruling class doesn’t like it when the people stand up to their government & reassert the natural rights which ave been stolen from them. If you perceive that as anger fine. In reality it is an assertive demand of a restoration of our republic & a return to life, Liberty & the pursuit of happiness.
Father Martin, why is it when people have a strong feeling to go back to our political roots that they are angry white men? Impallaria, is a person of that is involved with the people! He is out and about in the community and not a wine and cheese politician. Where are all the other politicians from the delegation? If you don’t go to a fundraiser you will never see or hear from them!
Maybe it is because our political routes sprouted from angry white men that owned slaves, and some of us in society do not forget that little fact about the people you are idolizing?
So the Founding Fathers who owned slaves should be denounced and rebuked?
They should be recognized for both their gifts and their failings. We do a major disservice to dehumanize figures in history. Our founding fathers were real people with human failings, and we are only fooling ourselves and our future if we ignore the realities of their lives.
I question anybody that does not denounce and rebuke any person that has ‘owned’ another. Of our first five presidents, four owned slaves. I strongly denounce their owning of slaves, especially when they did so while fighting for their ‘freedoms’, and question their resolve for the ideals of freedom. They clearly wanted separation from Great Britain and self government, but did they really fight for freedom? In the very least we can say for sure that they were not willing to force the end of slavery in their quest for ‘freedom’…
Patrick Henry says
Sounds like you should be looking for another country since you are so ashamed of this one. Those dead, white slave owners you hold in such disdain, Washington, Jefferson, Monroe et.al. pledged their lives, their fortunes & their sacred honor so that you could make dopey posts like your previous dead headed comment.
You are unworthy to hold the coat of those men in the character department. They held their ground under the most impossible odds. I’m sure you would be all heels & elbows at the first sign of trouble.
I am very ashamed of parts of our country’s history, yes. But rather than run away like a quivering little chicken, or lash out in some useless patriotic fervor as you have, I educate people about the realities of our founding.
My guess is you refuse to know those realities, but I will start by saying you are somewhat correct about how some of those founding fathers put everything on the line, that is without question. It does not change the fact that the person that wrote that the words “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” owned slaves that did not get to pursue any of those unalienable rights. The primary author of our constitution did as well, and it is undeniable that major aspects of our governmental structure are a direct descendant of the desire to maintain the system of slavery (electoral college and structure of the Senate specifically)
Maybe you are typical of the many who run away from complicated realities, our history does not fit into a Fox news sound-bite; but I for one refuse to back down to bullies like you that suggest people leave because we recognize there have been major mistakes in our history, and want our own people to recognize those mistakes and the results of them so that we can advance as a nation. This is the kind of knowledge that makes us strong. The ability to recognize error, fix it, and move forward is a great strength, a strength that you clearly are not mature enough to handle.
It is very unfortunate for you that you are compelled to use a flawed document like the US Constitution, created by the ever so flawed Founders, as a basis to affect the changes you desire.
Yes, you are correct that the founders of our country, the USA were flawed human beings.
The problem is now, many of your fellow proud Democrats, want to continue a form of slavery w/ the continual implementation of welfare benefits, continually allowing generational poverty and dismal outlooks for the future by allowing, encouraging and enabling young people to get by, but not to succeed in life.
If that is a generalization, look at your post. It doesn’t acknowledge the role that God played in the founding fathers lives. It doesn’t acknowledge the role that history played in the beginning of the colonial period. Yes, slaves were here. Most were treated as family. Most chose to stay with the ‘owners’ when freed.
Many chose the path to a different life, and yet when people today, like at the TEA party events, Campaign for Liberty events or Americans for Prosperity events, stand up for our basic values, you question our motives. Your base argument seems to be reparation for all slaves forever, through welfare, free food, free utilities, houses, education, “sharing of the wealth”… I strongly disagree. My God first, my family, and then my country is what I live and want to share with all.
Father Martin, and all are welcome, please come to another Campaign for Liberty meeting. We are not like any other group w/n the county. We do NOT endorse candidates, but we do allow open mike time to hear what they may add to the topic of the meeting. Many of our members research topics and share the gathered info w/ the attendees. The question and answer period does get heated. The info shared is not made up, but gathered through available resources. The info shared is current and true, and impacts the citizens of our county, state and country. Much info is shared about the county and its use of all of our tax money, where, why and how it is used. Much info is shared about the state and it’s use of power to effect us, MD citizens. The fed. laws, budget and impact both on the rights of citizens and the abuse of power is discussed. The constitution is being taught now, and each month a separate part of it, in order is being clarified and discussed.
Do we pray? Yes. Do we talk about problems w/n the county? Yes. Do we support events within the county, ie. farm fair, bbq bash, parades, rally’s? Absolutely. We are Americans. We do not get the same info as presented on TV or radio or newspapers. We have folks attend and share info from meetings they observe, from classes they have attended. None of us is as smart as all of us… that is a given, but we as Americans have the freedom to attend any and all events possible, at least for now. The comments made about the large number of c4l attendees running for office, central committee especially, GREAT! Remember, we are a government of , by and for the people. The more choices, the better for all. The fact that these folks stood up to the challenge to represent the county, state and country should be applauded. Shame on anyone who denigrates any candidate…
My final tirade is is directed to the folks that are bashing any of the brave, strong and courageous people of either party that have chosen to try to be a county, state or fed. representative of the people. The drain of finances, the verbal and written abuse by ‘less than knowledgeable’ people, the physical strain on minds and bodies of candidates, all must be handled not only by the candidates themselves, but by the families of the candidates,the friends and the neighbors of the candidates.
As an American, give the candidates the shot that they deserve. The candidate is taking a stand. You, voter, have the freedom to choose the candidate of your choice…do not disparage the others that may have alternate views than you. I hope that this rant presents an alternative view, and something for you to ponder.
The role that God played in the lives of the founding fathers? George Washington went to what we would call an Episcopal church, but never lead a congregation at all (which was a typical thing for social leaders of the time to do). John Adams was what we today would call Congregationalist or Unitarian, hardly a conservative religion. Thomas Jefferson was all but an atheist, and even rewrote the bible removing connections between Jesus Christ and ‘God’. Ben Franklin, give me a break. James Madison was somewhat outspoken about his relatively non-deist view of life and fought at the Constitutional Convention to keep mentions of God out of the constitution. Those were the men that were most influential on the founding of our nation. As it is I have no clue why you would want me to bring religious belief into a discussion about people that owned slaves anyway… perhaps you want to use the bible to defend slavery as so many did in the pre-Civil War days? Not a good idea in my mind…
Malachi says: “Yes, slaves were here. Most were treated as family.” You are a sick deranged man to defend slavery in ANY shape or way. We are talking about humans held in bondage. There were not ‘family’. People were sold like stock animals and almost always families were separated. I cannot imagine why I am even bothering to reply to such a dangerous and bombastic post except that I cannot let somebody say such a thing without saying something. How dare you suggest that people held as slaves in America wanted to be in that situation! You clearly have no clue about the realities of the lives which you discuss, and I only hope that you take some time to reflect on that statement and read real-life accounts of what happened…
There was no defense of slavery here and there is no defense for it, however you are supporting the failed Democrat social welfare programs of the past 40+ years that serve to subjugate the poor and enslave them to dependency on the government.
If your Democrat social progressive programs from the 1960s had worked we would have fewer poor people?
Only those with a political mission to destroy such programs would argue that the Great Society and New Deal were failed programs. Were they perfect: No. Where there those that took advantage of the programs and fraudulently abused them: Yes. But were they failures, heck no.
MANY people are far better off today than they would have been without such programs. We will never know just how effective they could have been because so many of the advances of the late 60s were destroyed by the Reagan administration and subsequent conservatives that scared a public away using issues like abortion and terms like ‘communist’ and ‘socialism’ to lead the Americans most helped by such programs to vote against their economic best interest.
The data do not support your conclusions. Since progressive taxation was allowed to end in the early 80’s the separation of wealth has increased dramatically. The percentage of the population living in poverty has gone up markedly since the 80s (with the exception of about 6 years leading up to 2000) while the rate of increase in income for the top 1% radically outpaced all other income earners in the same time period. In other words the DemocratIC social programs of the 1960s worked just fine, but were largely marginalized by the Republican administrations who’s goal it has been to dismantle social institutions. Were they perfect, no. But did they work, yes.
I’ll add more: from 1968 through 1982 the poverty rate gap between rural and urban households shrank, the income gap between African Americans and Caucasians shrank, and the average distance a person in this country needed to travel to find emergency services shrank. In that period there was also the largest percentage increase in access to telephone service and rural electrification than at any other time in history. All of these trends reversed in the 1980’s when the Great Society programs were largely shut down or marginalized, and all of these concepts were addressed in Great Society legislation.
You have to be a fool to believe that the progressive/liberal social Democrat programs of the 1960s have done anything more than subjugate the needy and burdened the 50% of Americans who actually pay federal income tax.
Your progressive/liberal Democrat model is unsustainable and your goals of growing the dependent class and bigger government if not stopped will doom the nation.
Chris Cross says
ProudDemocrat wrote, “In that period there was also the largest percentage increase in access to telephone service and rural electrification than at any other time in history. All of these trends reversed in the 1980?s”
So are you saying that people lost electric and telephone service after 1980? Or are you angry that after the gap in rural electric and telephone service was filled that people who don’t exist didn’t achieve a similar trend result? I’m confused by your statistical malfeasance?
Are you the least bit ashamed of yourself for advocating confiscatory progressive taxation that takes money from the person who earned and gives the money to people who didn’t work for it?
Hunter Hunter says
The Route 40 Club is Rick Impallaria’s weapon of mass destruction. He uses it to carry out his twisted agenda. Impallaria, whose record is longer than our state budget, is working to control elections. He threatens all who challenge his mighty wisdom. He has propped up Tritt/Gallion in efforts to restore himself to the throne of the Harford Delegation. When some would not subjugate to the King, he endorsed himself and his candidates through the RT. 40 Club. These endorsements violate the bylaws of the club and are defintely unethical. When will Harford County wise up ? When will they kick the wife beater out of office? When will they protect themselves from a tyrannical ruler? When will they champion Liberty?
Hunter Hunter, Impallaria wife beater? Where can I find a record of the arrest and disposition of the case?
Hunter Hunter says
He had his expunshed recently, but it is common knowledge ask around.
Hunter Hunter, I couldn’t find a wife beating charge for Impallaria. What gives? Are you casting aspersions?
Hunter Hunter says
Its has been expunged. Its not there any more for $45 you can get them taken offline. Go to the Court in Bel Air or ask around. It is common knowledge.
Hunter Hunter, if Impallaria’s wife beating charge is so common I’m asking you to provide the details, since it is so commonly known and of course you know the details, otherwise you would not have posted your comment.
Hunter Hunter says
It posible the system is down for updates. It’s listed under CR for Criminal. Check Monday. Regardless my post 100 % accurate but i may have used firey wording.
Hunter Hunter says
Impallaria was charged 3 xin 1981 and 1982 in Bel Air courts. The charges were assualt and domestic violence.
Hunter Hunter, what were the specifics of these 28 year old charges? Could they have been false charges? Was Impallaria convicted? Do you have any facts whatsoever?
Hunter Hunter says
Wait to see the court records. And drop it. That wasn’t the point of my point.
Hunter Hunter, no you wanted to anonymously attack Impallaria’s integrity and I’m holding you to your statement, now prove it.
Stop Rick Impallaria NOW! says
A list of Rick Impallaria’s Candidates (aka; Rick’s little bitches.)
Please add others as you expose them.
For the love of GOD or at least for our state and county;
DON’T VOTE FOR “RICK’S LITTLE BITCHES” or Rick for that matter!
J.B. Jennings “RICK’S LITTLE BITCH”
Pat McDonough (7th) “RICK’S LITTLE BITCH”
Jim Berndt (7th) “RICK’S LITTLE BITCH”
Patrick McGrady (34A) “RICK’S LITTLE BITCH”
Jason Gallion (35A) “RICK’S LITTLE BITCH”
Dave Tritt (35A) “RICK’S LITTLE BITCH”
Susan McComas (35B) “RICK’S LITTLE BITCH”
Harford County Executive:
Stephen Wright Was one of “RICK’S LITTLE BITCHES”
Harford County Council B:
Derek Howell “RICK’S LITTLE BITCH”
Campaign for Liberty
Rt. 40 Republican Club
North Harford Republican Club
Stop Rick Impallaria NOW!
Oh my gosh I had no idea Rick Impallaria could control so many people? He is some Svengali isn’t he!
Phil Dirt says
If the guy is that influential, he’s got my vote! That’s a leader!
Stefano Dimera says
It’s not hard to figure out whose “bitch” you are.
Stop the good old boys now! says
First of all, you are a total piece of crap for insulting a dead man (Mr. Wright) who can’t even respond to your mindless rants. He can’t bother you now. No one can vote for him. I promise he won’t take any votes from your boy David Craig. Leave his family and his name alone.
Maybe your vision is a little blurry about whose “B….” is who. By the way, Impy is endorsing Woods, not Howell for the district B seat. So is Woods on your “B” list now, too?
Here is a portion of an email forwarded to me from a Good old boy club member (Items in parenthesis added by me):
“Republican Club of Harford County (AKA Good Old Boy Social Club)Funds disbursements….
Scott Gibson- (Works for David Craig, over $100k/yr salary)
Miles Kress- (Wayne Norman guy)
Jim McMahan, Jr.
Wayne Norman- (appointed by the good old boys on the central committee and MOM, cut a deal with Teresa Reilly not to run for the seat & hired her instead)
Jim Reilly- (wife is in charge of the money)
Teresa Reilly- (husband is clerk of the court, she’s in charge of the money, and she works for Wayne Norman, and she’s running for central committee)
Please contact me no later than Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 5:00 pm if you believe you have need to discuss your eligibility. Checks will be issued shortly thereafter.
Please note that there will be a second disbursement in late September / early October to Republican candidates moving on to the general election in November.
Teresa Reilly, Chairman, Funds Disbursement Sub-Committee”
Yes that Impy is a real piece of work, trying to get real conservatives elected, fighting wasteful spending, fighting illegal immigration, working on a pro-business, anti-tax agenda, and fighting the good old boys (and gals) all at once. What an absolute jerk he is for trying to help good people get elected and save our state from bankruptcy and fiscal ruin. What a punk he is for not voting for more deficit spending like RINOs Craig, Stiffler and Norman. How dare he challenge the elite and the status quo! Get me some tar and feathers!
Patrick Henry says
Hey Stop Rick,
You are a total moron. You should be removed from this board. If you can not conduct your arugments any better than by using profanity & name calling then get the H&!! of the board. You know nothing & do not advance the discourse.
As has been mentioned in the letter form C4L that started this thread, Delegate Impallaria is neither a director nor a leader of C4L. That is well known by those who are members of C4L. What part of that can’t you get into your tiny, little mind? In your tirade you disparge practically the entire HarCo delegation! More evidence of your lack of understanding of the lay of the land. I think you should spend less time on The Dagger & more time in the field helping your pathetic slate of Statist candidates. On 2nd thought don’t. Hear that??. Your local leftist Dem is calling you.
Harco Teacher says
WOW!!! This is the funniest post I have read in a long time. Are you serious? Please tell me this is just for fun.
I am shocked that you would actually call a dead man a bitch.
If Rick is really creating a coalition of the willing then that’s probably a good thing. The current delegation fights about cookies at delegation meetings.
“For the love of GOD or at least for our state and county” please go away.
“Personal attacks will be deleted!” says the editor…yeah, right.
I guess accusing a man of beating his wife does count, calling people “Little B..ches” and other names doesn’t count, profanity doesn’t count, vulgar language (i.e. “Teabaggers”), and insulting a dead man doesn’t count.
Brian, where are you? On vacation? You do a great disservice to your blog by allowing a free-for-all here.
Startin' Something says
P.J. Grow up. We’re all adults here (and if you’re not, you should’t be here). This is 2010, and it takes a WHOLE LOT to offend me. Norman Rockwell died a long time ago pal.
Seems as though PJ has offended you without using one expletive or vulgar word.
Harford Patriot says
Wow. This is worse than juvenile. And to add Stephen Wright to this list is unbelievable! Brian, you should also be ashamed of yourself or maybe “personal attacks” does not extend beyond the grave.
Stop Impallaria now hit the nail on the head. Have you all seen the endorsement sheet from the Rt. 40 and North Harford Republican Clubs. He endorsed himself and his candidate with out consulting the membership or following the bylaws.
Tritt/Gallion/Impallaria/Howell are inseparable are Campaign for Liberty Meetings. They are always plotting. And the best part is, Rick gets nothing does. All he does is vote NO. He rarely tries to make things better. He does not give his constituents the effort they deserve from their Delegate.
Chad you have a new name again? Lets talk about the moneies given to canidate from the other Republican Club, who are unopposed! Why do they found offices that are already settled before the election? Lets elected people that just vote yes with the Dems so we can all finance a bankrupt State. Or we can elected people that that stand by their convictions. The rumor out there is Young Craig who is running for Delegate has made some nasty comments about Nancy Jacobs and advised you must work with the Dems to get things done in Annapolis. Instead of becoming a Republican like Daddy; he should have satyed a Dem and ran for the seat.
Patrick Henry says
You too are obviously uninformed as well. If you went to C4L meetings you would know that Rick’s attendance is spotty at best. He is would not be considered a regular.
harco res. says
I find it funny that someone would take the time to use the name Carol when discussing the Rt. 40 republican club. This is NOT Carol MacCubbin who is acting president for the Route 40 Republican Club. and you should be ashamed of yourself for implying that you are…..COWARD!
I read your responses and am curious. Do you think only 3-5 men, as you mentioned, were responsible for the founding of America? Are you implying that the reason for slavery is something that only the colonists had? Your response does not recognize the reality of the times both in biblical times, and in the 1700’s here in America.
The folks that sold themselves into slavery to achieve freedom were set free when their time of servitude was over. We agree that slavery is wrong.
I do not want to own another person. But I also do not want to keep providing welfare for folks that are capable of working and choose not to work, for whatever reasons they have.
I work for what I have and tithe my share to my God, give to my family and friends. I think that the welfare system today encourages people not to work. That is wrong.
Is it true, that folks that support the Proud Democrat’s logic also tend to not have their own homes, rented furniture and yet the nicest clothes, cell phones, ipods and televisions, or bling? It looks that way on tv and in the streets.
I volunteer w/ seniors and they talk of paper routes, milk delivery trucks, collecting cans, fire wood and making bricks, and yet most of the problems that face our cities and towns stem from “bored” teens. They could help somewhere instead of watching tv. There are a lot of people that could use a hand. No doubt about it. Proud Democrat, if you could prove what you claim you would have cited examples by discussing the welfare slavery, not the original slavery in the US.
The reason that God is not mentioned was because the people that lived in America did not want to tell each other and each other’s future generations that they had to worship in one way only. Remember the Salem witch trials? Remember the people fleeing from Europe to practice their forms of religion, Lutheran, Judaism, Presbytarian, Quaker, Catholic, Orthodox, Muslim, to name but a small few. Now we have even more various sects and that is good, too.
Our country is built on the freedom of choice of how to worship God, without the constraints that the Gov’t. wants to place on it.
Look at the Health care bill. If it stays as it is, we, Americans will be taxed to pay for procedures that we may not want, ie viagra, abortions, surgeries, sterilizations, the list goes on to include our seniors.
In some Middle Eastern countries today, many women are held as slaves and none are allowed to be free. Perhaps your rage should be directed not at America, but elsewhere. The topic you raise about both the slaves and the founders religion prove how blessed we are to live in America. You probably would be be-headed if you lived in Iran for saying these things aloud. Thank God, you are not.
Malachi….You posted “Yes, slaves were here. Most were treated as family. Most chose to stay with the ‘owners’ when freed.” That quote wins you the idiot of the year award. Get your head out of the bible and into a history book. Not only are you ignorant of history but also of biblical history. Malachi was a prophet (accoring to the Holy Bible) is that the meaning behind your moniker? Please bless me with more of your knowledge (that is sarcasm).
Patrick Henry says
The Soc-Dems & their Statists allies don’t mind slavery are long as they are their slaves & they are their plantation. As long as the stay on the Democrat Plantation (welfare, WIC, subsidized housing, public housing, food stamps, EIC, affirmative action, etc, etc, etc) & are a reliable vote for the Democrat candidate then they have no problem with it.
When their plantation clients start to think for themselves & start asking critical questions, of their race hustling ma$ter$ & union bo$$e$ that they are cast aside the slimed as race traitiors, Tom’s, Oreos, the list goes on. Case in point: look athe the black man who was beat up by SEIU thugs at a town hall in St.Louis last summer for selling DTOM flags. They was no outrage from the NAACP. Why?? President & CEO Ben Jealous was quoted as saying it didn’t matter becasue the victim wasn’t black enough. So the fact that the man was conservative as well as black made him not “black enough” & therefore unworthy of NAACP protection of his civil rights.
The owners of Dem Plantation in reality do not have the advancement of their slaves interests at heart. Because if they do then their slaves no longer need them & thus the their Dem Ma$ter$ can not count on thier votes. Why do you think the schools of every major inner city (just look at Baltimore)continue to more closely resemble minimum security prisons & educational wastelands than a school where a child is educated despite BILLIONS of public taxpayer dollars over the past 50 years. The same can be said of public housing. It’s still falling apart & riddled with crime. How can this be? To ask the question is to answer it.
Billy Jack says
You seem to assume that the majority of welfare recipients in this country are African American. By far, the majority is white and in non-urban areas.
You also seem to assume that welfare is a longterm situation for most users. It is not. Almost all welfare recipients use it as it is meant to be used, a temporary (less than 18 months) relief in an economic crisis.
As for social dems not minding welfare due to it being the bedrock of democratic voting, I happen to believe the percentage of welfare recipients that actually vote is very low.
“You seem to assume that the majority of welfare recipients in this country are African American. By far, the majority is white…”
Yes, the majority is white if looking at it out of context, but not at all “by far”.
Breaking welfare recipients down by race:
38.8% are white, 37.2% black, 17.8% Hispanic, 2.8% Asian and 3.4 % other.
Looking at race as a percentage of population:
66% are white, 15% Hispanic, 12% black, and 4% Asian.
So, there are more than five times as many whites than blacks in the US but nearly the same number of welfare recipients. Also, more than four times the number of Hispanics by population, but just over twice as many on welfare.
Try harder next time.
vietnam vet says
The 18 month rule would be great if it worked. one baby every 18 month’s. more money.
Numbers….where did you pull your stats from? I am interested.
Also, I don’t understand the comment “so try harder next time”. I think that you and Billy Jack both made valid points if your data is correct. There are more white people on welfare in the US than African Americans, Hispanics, Asian. However, when you break the population down by race there is a disproportionate number of AA on welfare compared to whites.
Perhaps, one day we can move beyond race baiting and patting ourselves on the back because there are more African American people on welfare than whites and actually come up with a solution to get all of them off of the system and into the job market.
Patrick Henry says
I don’t know how you could construe m reply as assuming all welfare recipents are black. The Dem plantation is not only those receiving welfare. It also consists of those that work but are chained to the union plantation by their employment & the forcible/tyrannical extraction of funds for the union from their paychecks as a condition of employment. You call that free?? The unions & Socialist – Dems are distinction without a difference. Moreover, there are slaves of all colors. The more folks on the dole the better for the Statist. the recipient class will always sit up & bark on command for their scraps from their ma$ter$ table .
I was just commenting on the discrimination among many of our black friends to their brothers & sisters that happen to think for themselves, commit to excellence & achievement in the classroom & strive for independence. In their eys those folks as Mr. Jealous is quoted arne’t “black enough” to count since they left the plantation. Very simple.
Billy Jack says
“The folks that sold themselves into slavery” is not only inaccurate but malicious in the suggestion of blaming the victim.”I don’t want to own another person. But I also do not want to provide welfare for folks….” Is there a connection between the two for you?
You can use your religion to mask your biases all you want. It doesn’t work. And if you still believe that most people came to this country for religious freedom you have chosen not to educate yourself beyond the rhetoric spoon fed to most of us in grade school. People came to America for economic opportunity.
Another Political Critic says
~As the Baltimore Sun reported at the time: “Impallaria’s record shows nine cases involving 27 charges, most of which were not prosecuted for unrecorded reasons or dismissed, according to Maryland District Court documents. The charges include bribing a public employee and four counts of assault with intent to murder stemming from allegations that he tried to run down four people, including his mother and brother, with a car after an argument at his home in Joppatowne in Harford County in 1982.”
I want to ask all the people who support this guy, does he represent you?
Rick Grambo says
Politics sure has changed since the country was founded. Take a look at what the newly free citizens were discussing in 1787
Anyone who values Freedom and Liberty would be wise to take the time to learn Early US History. I can think of no better start than the links above
Nothing like learning about freedom as told by slave holders!
The thing is, talking about limited government is all fine and dandy, but the term ‘free market’ is thrown around and considered a good thing, when in fact the ‘free market’ is the root of every single economic and social problem in this country. These big businesses have successfully lowered the quality of products yet at the same time raises the prices on them. They continue to raise the wages of their corporate players while keeping the wage of their general workers the same. They have outsourced pretty much every ‘blue collar’ job to other countries where people will work for half the wage of an american worker and then DEMAND government assistance when their profits go down. They don’t technically lose money, they just make less and proceed to fire and cut benefits of the same people whos money was used to ‘save’ their business. If the ‘tea party’ truly wants the best for our country they would embrace government intervention into business and accept the redistribution of wealth that it would entail. They want to cry and complain about losing benefits and this that and the other but at the same time fail to realize that the companies they support by blindly touting the ‘free market’ system are the same companies that are pillaging our nation and destroying the middle class. If we want a return to the ‘american dream’ we will NEED our government to flex it’s muscle and demand these companies to change their practices. The free market system and the current economic problems our country is facing are directly related. The simple fact that our economy is 100% debt driven should set off the red flags to anyone with common sense and make them question the current system in place today. We need to keep these insanely rich and easily bought politicians out of the system and ensure that the people voted in will stay true to their ideals and actually do what their constituents ask of them as expected and demanded by the term ‘democracy’ which everyone loves but doesn’t quite seem to understand. Think about the issues brought up by these politicians and then realize how little they matter in the rand scheme of things.. For instance, why worry about something such as illegal immigration when our tax dollars are spent frivolously on things such as subsidies given to big businesses but not things such as community outreach or things to better OUR daily lives such as developing alternative energy methods (such as highly renewable hemp) or improving our education system for the future.. Privatizing government institutions like jails, hospitals and schools turns the attention away from people who need it such as our upcoming generation and the families that have been put out on the street due to corporate greed. These career politicians and CEOs don’t care about you (as they should), they only care about staying in their position as long as possible and making money. If it wasn’t for the citizens of this country they wouldn’t have what they have, it’s time for the public to stop supporting the people who have lied cheated and stole from us for the past few decades. Playing into the propaganda and clearly biased views of people like Bill O’Reilly is exactly what the power players in our country want so they can expand their power bases and fatten their pockets.
Where have costs increased and quality decreased? Is it in all the great products we consume? No, that isn’t the case. DVD players, cars, refrigerators, they are all cheaper than the last generation of them. Thanks to competition.
The reason, the only reason, that jobs get off-shored is that it is cheaper to produce stuff where labor is cheaper. If our government eliminated minimum wage laws, perhaps we would have stuff made here. I am curious if people would be willing to work for $4.00 per hour here.
Unless we restrict product imports, we cannot possibly expect firms to move back home. And if we did that, it would hurt poor people that benefit from cheap prices at WalMart. Centralized economies don’t work, and that’s what you are trying to implement.
O’reilly is an idiot. Try listening to Stossel. He has lots of great ideas.
What is your alternative to a “Free Market”?
What do you think about paragraphs?
Harford Patriot says
paragraphs are good.
CDEV, Your comment on hawaii’s legit claim… I wonder if hawaii governor got millions $$ of bailout before or after the claim that obama was born in hawaii? Guess you don’t believe the words of his granny who was in the delivery room in kenya.. Guess his aunt and uncle lied also. But hey, a non relative from Hawaii says otherwise.
great a birther too!
I am a conservative and Obama is a citizen so please stop making a fool of yourself.
Obama is a criminal out to seize control and destroy. wonder what’s up with his new found fake social security number he used prior?? Hmmmm!! Yeah he’s a citizen. The only citizen I know out to sue states for enforcing the laws on the books..Pathetic pos and i’ve told him so!!
C4L is not a 501(c)3, but rather a 501(c)(4). Below is what is on the C4L website.
“The Campaign for Liberty is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. A “501(c)(4)” is an organization not organized for profit and operated “exclusively for the promotion of social welfare.” It is essentially a tax designation. There are many different tax categories for political organizations, each with its own pros and cons. In our case, the pros include having no limit on the amount that individuals may donate, while cons include a restriction from endorsing political candidates. Those who would like to donate to an organization that can support political candidates should donate to a Poltical Action Committee (PAC) such as the Liberty PAC. Donations to 501(c)(4)’s are NOT tax deductible.”
On September 3, 2010 Campaign for Liberty violated their own rules and endorsed 12 candidates for Harford County Republican Central Committee.
C4L leadership; David Pridgeon, Lowell Sheets (central committee candidate) and Patrick McGrady (central committee candidate) are being asked by the Maryland Board of Elections to explain the legality of these endorsements and provide evidence of election law compliance after a number of the 25 other Republican Central Committee candidates complained this week.
All I have to say is what were these C4L guys thinking when they made this bonehead decision to deceptively offer a “pledge” to only 12 of the 37 candidates and then endorse their handpicked 12 based on them signing a “pledge” that not all the candidates were offered?
So effing what says
From the CFL Piece:
Please contact candidates who have not taken the Liberty Pledge
Harford Republican Central committee candidates who have signed the pledge: Scott Delong, Frank Dupree, Derek Howell, Gregory Johnson, Trevor Leach, Carol Maccubbin, Patrick McGrady, Joan Ryder, Richard Schafter, Lowell Sheets, David Tritt, Jason Walter.
We need: real Conservatives. real patriots. Real constitutional values.
Candidates have until Sept 14 to sign the pledge.
The text of the pledge:
signers have pledged to:
-faithfully attend all regularly scheduled meetings.
-actively oppose attempts to increase taxes, create government madates, and pass unconstitutional laws.
-hold elected officials accountable for their votes either for good or ill
-represent you and serve as your voice
Please contact all candidates for the Harford County GOP central committee and ask them to sign the liberty pledge.
Current GOP central committee members are: …
Voters need an accountable HOP!
The Harford County GOP central committee is elected by the voters and should be accountable to us.
At at time when our freedom has been under assault, the harford county GOP has failed to:
-Organize the base to oppose current progressive legislation such as: cap and trade, obamacare, tarp, and bailout after bailout
-be active- taking last summer off and failing to produce a quorum to conduct regular business over the last two months
-bring together various conservative coalitions to make a more powerful stand against the destructive leftist agenda.
Harford Campaign for Libert is a 501(c)4 lobbyinh organization which neither supports nor opposes candidates for public office.
The question, then, is why you are upset. Is it because you weren’t included, Mr. Impallaria?
I am not Impallaria, but he and the other non-endorsed candidates should be upset with C4L, Pridgeon, Sheets and McGrady for their deceptive endorsement.
Art Gomez says
So CFL leaders Sheets and McGrady basically endorsed themselves and the CFL doesn’t endorse candidates? How does that work?
Tim Impallaria says
I have been with Dave Pridgeon several times and always held him and his cause at high esteem. He has always been a man of high character and principle. Dave’s answers in the Aegis do nothing for the cause and only damage its credibility. C4L wants to be an organization that is not politics as usual. But to ask 12 out of 37 candidates to sign this pledge; and then insinuate in your mailer that the other 27 refused to sign it is fraud. There was one person who refused to sign the letter after understanding the deceit of the piece. She stood by her convictions and was punished for being honest. You all at C4L now must look her in the eye at your next meeting. Dave stated it is an educational piece, but the only education that it serves is as an endorsement of twelve by C4L. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck (it is an endorsement). The only thing that came from this endorsement to educate Republicans is thatC4L is better the ACORN in its tactics. Shame on C4L and shame on you Dave for not being honest and admitting your mistake. I have graded C4L attempt to educate and give it an F!!!
Mr. Impallaria it is unfortunate that you have suffered by the actions of C4L, Pridgeon, McGrady and Sheets. I join you in condemning their deceptive and fraudulent practices. You should make a formal complaint to the Maryland Election Board and demand an investigation.
not all candidates were given the opportunity to sign this pledge! it is blatant misinformation a violation of their non profit status and has no authority line making it illegal!
Tim Impallaria says
Thank you BM for your concern. I have worked hard at my campaign the old fashion way of going door to door getting my hand made flier along with Rosie Wolff’s flier out to the voters. I did not need to have others do my work for me. I can hold my head high and know I did it by honest hard work. There is no shame in doing it the way Rosie and I approached the campaign. It is now out of my hands and my faith in my God and the voters will win the day.
I am so disappointed in Dave Pridgeon and Patrick McGrady for violating C4L’s endorsement policy after they preached that C4L was non-partisan and would never endorse a candidate.
bunch of bs. If someone tells me I can’t endorse anyone, i’ll do it on purpose.
bunch of bs. If someone tells me I can’t endorse anyone, i’ll do it on purpose.