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2012 Congressional Campaign
DAVID MACKO FOR CONGRESS, US HOUSE DISTRICT 14*
MY COMMITMENT TO VOTERS AND ALL OTHER CITIZENS
I will never vote in violation of the Constitution or to deprive any innocent person of his or her God-given rights or liberties. I will never vote for new or renewed taxes, fees or regulations on any American or lawful guest. I will keep all of my promises, which have no expiration date. I will hold all criminals in contempt. Unless it would violate my previous commitments, I will seek to follow the will of my constituents and always represent their best interests. If I fail to keep these promises, I will resign.
*For a map of the district and list of subdivisions see www.mackoforliberty.com.
David Macko was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1942, attended Cleveland “public” schools, graduated from John Adams High School in 1960 and earned a BA degree in History from Adelbert College of what is now Case Western Reserve University in 1964.
He served in the US Army from 1966 to 1968 and was honorably discharged. He sold insurance and was an adjustor at several financial institutions before employment at what became Key Bank for 28 years before he retired in 2001.
He has been a member of the Libertarian Party since 1980 and a Life Member since 1988. He has held several positions in the Libertarian Party of Ohio and is currently a member of the State Central Committee and Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Cuyahoga County. In 1972, he earned over 3.5% of the vote as American Party candidate for State Representative in Ohio District 16. In 2008 he won 2.94%, 9511 votes, against incumbent Rebloodlican Steve “Expiration Date” LaTourette and Democrip William O'Neill. In 2010, he ran for the State Legislature in Ohio House District 17 against Rebloodlican Marlene Anielski and Democrip Kelly Perk and garnered 2812 votes, 5.56%, a tie for the second highest percentage of votes for any alternate party candidate in a three-way race for a State Legislature seat in Ohio. This year he is running again for Congress against Rebloodlican Steve “Beyond Contempt” LaTourette, Democrip Dale Blanchard and Green Party candidate, Elaine Mastromatteo. He has attended all Libertarian National Conventions from 1987 to 2010 and most state conventions since the early 1980s.
He is a Life Member of the John Birch Society, the Gun Owners of America, the Second Amendment Foundation, Jews For The Preservation of Firearms, the American Legion and the American Free Press Readership Council. Other memberships include the Oath Keepers, National Rifle Association, Veterans For Peace, Campaign For Liberty, the National Taxpayers Union and various Tea Party and 9-12 groups in northeast Ohio which have adhered to their principles.
For recreation, he enjoys travel and reading, especially history, economics, politics and science fiction, and can plan quite good vacation itineraries.
He is a life member of Archangel Michael Orthodox Church in Broadview Heights.
THE POWER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
If they had sufficient courage and refused to compromise, yield or bend their principles, 218 members of the House of Representatives, acting without the Senate or the President, have the power to stop all unconstitutional, treasonous, idiotic policies which created our police state, the severe danger of an intensified World War III and possible economic collapse. According to Article 1 Section 7 Clause 1 of the Constitution, the House of Representatives initiates all spending measures. 218 Representatives, acting alone, could stop every measure which requires money to finance the destruction of our country.
MACKO PROPOSES TO END THE POLICE STATE.
On December 31, AD 2011, while most Americans who still had jobs were planning to celebrate the New Year, Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. Sections 1021 and 1022 purported to authorize Obama to kidnap and imprison any American indefinitely without trial. On May 18, AD 2012, the US House of Representatives passed NDAA 2013 which continues these grossly unconstitutional usurpations of liberty. Steve LaTourette voted for this police state measure which set up a dictatorship which is no different legally from Lenin's, Trotsky's and Stalin's Soviet Union, Mao's Red China and Hitler's National Socialist Germany. Anyone who supports this abomination is a traitor.
I believe that 9-11 was an inside job, conducted by the Bush regime, with the possible assistance of the Mossad, for the purpose of starting World War III, establishing a police state and merging the United States into a one-world totalitarian government under the United Nations. This thesis cannot be proven in four pages, however, the following are of concern: the Twin Towers and Building 7 collapsed in a manner which was contrary to the laws of physics, hundreds of scientists repudiated the official story, the four hijacked planes were allowed to fly around the northeast United States for over an hour, the alleged hijackers were apparently controlled and directed by US government and/or Mossad agents, high officials such as Condi Rice were advised not to fly on September 1, and finally, Dick Cheney gave orders not to shoot down the planes. I recommend two excellent sources of information on the deceptions of 9/11: Alex Jones, preeminent newsman and documentary film producer at www.infowars.com; and the weekly newspaper, The American Free Press www.americanfreepress.net. I will work for an honest investigation of 9-11 and other mysterious events of the past six decades including the Kennedy and King assassinations and the attempt on George Wallace, the Gulf of Tonkin attack, Ruby Ridge, Waco, Oklahoma City and the mythical weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
As first steps, we must repeal the obscenely misnamed USA PATRIOT Act, the Real ID Act, the John Warner “Defense” Act, the Department of Homeland Security and the thuggish Transportation Security Agency and restore the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 which prevents use of the armed forces to enforce domestic law. I favor abolition of the FBI and CIA and all federal “aid” to local police.
MACKO WANTS TO STOP WORLD WAR III.
Since 9-11, the enemies of the human race have been moving relentlessly toward World War III, just as they caused World Wars I and II. Now that the Bush lie-based Iraq war is over, and the futile conflict in Afghanistan (a country which has repelled invaders from Alexander the Great to the Soviet Empire and us) is winding down, the enemy media and neocons are demonizing Iran, which has not launched an aggressive war for 200 years. Iran has as much right to nuclear weapons as any country, especially since it is surrounded by nuclear powers such as the Zionist state of Israel, India, Pakistan and 45 American bases and thousands of troops in Afghanistan and Kuwait. The United States was able to coexist with Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse-tung, the two greatest monsters in history, without war, although they had thousands of nuclear weapons. Certainly, we could do the same with Iran even if it does manufacture a handful of them.
We should bring all of our troops home, end the empire and restore our republic. We need to get the United States out of the United Nations and the United Nations out of the United States. This will enable us to get rid of all UN subsidiaries including NATO, UNESCO and the World Bank. We need to end all foreign aid (which is unconstitutional even if we were not broke minus $15 trillion) and entangling alliances, especially with the Zionist state of Israel, which is most likely to enmesh us in World War III. Getting out of the UN will resolve problems such as the proposed UN Gun Control Treaty, the Law Of the Sea Treaty and Agenda 21, which is designed to impoverish and enslave us under the communitarian form of communism.
I will give $100 to the first person who can prove to my satisfaction that the alliance with Israel has benefited the American people in any way. We need to repeal NAFTA, GATT and all other false free trade treaties which violate our sovereignty. Our objective should be Thomas Jefferson's, “Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.”
See “War Is A Racket” by Smedley Butler http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4377.htm
“War Is The Health Of The State” by Randoph Bourne http://www.bigeye.com/warstate.htm
MACKO WANTS TO END THE DEPRESSION
I propose the 0-0-0 Tax Plan, known for several decades as the Liberty Amendment www.libertyamendment.org. This proposed constitutional amendment, which is supported by the Hon. Dr. Ron Paul and has been endorsed by other patriotic Congressmen, would require the fedgov to sell all unconstitutionally held federal land (over 1,000,000 square miles) and other properties. It would reduce the federal government so much that it would no longer need the Marxist taxes which would be repealed.
I favor a moratorium on income and payroll taxes until the depression ends, repeal of gasoline taxes and a return of the federal highways to the states or to eventual private roads (See Walter Block, The Privatization of Roads and Highways: Human and Economic Factors) as the states determine.
The abolition of the unconstitutional Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Departments of Commerce and Labor and federal minimum wage laws would help restore the flow of commerce, the original intent of regulation, much as laxatives regulate body functions, not block them.
Executive orders and bureaucratic edicts which affect any American who is not a government employee are unconstitutional and should be nullified by Congress and no more should be issued.
Pending removal of limited liability from private and government corporations, corporate taxes should be reduced at least to levels in the rest of the world. Corporations and other businesses do not pay taxes. They either collect them from customers or go out of business.
I favor the abolition of the Department of Energy and abolition of all taxes, edicts, court orders, regulations and subsidies which hinder, restrict or otherwise impede the discovery, production, distribution and sale of all forms of energy: oil, gas, nuclear, coal, hydroelectric, wind, solar or any new form of which we are unaware now. The Energy Department has not created one horsepower of energy.
Most importantly, we must prevent future depressions by auditing the Federal Reserve System. An honest audit will educate and arouse the American people as to how the international bankster enemies of mankind have raped and pillaged them of their wealth for one hundred years, possibly locate some of our stolen wealth so that it can be recovered and identify those counterfeiters and traitors who are still alive so that they can be tried and executed for treason, thus serving the cause of justice and as an example for future generations. Once the audit has been completed, legal tender laws and taxes on sales of precious metals should be repealed. Counterfeiting, especially the crimes of fiat or fractional reserve currency, should be made capital offenses and Congress should END THE FED and exercise its power of coining gold and silver.
Here is a statement by Congressmen Lewis T. McFadden (1876-1936), a patriot and prophet, over 80 years ago!:http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/louis-t-mcfadden-1876-1936-an-american-hero-by-richard-c-cook/.
More recent, accurate sources of truth about the Fed, which is one of the ten planks of Marx's Communist Manifesto and which certainly has not improved since then, are: End The Fed by Hon. Dr. Ron Paul, The Creature From Jekyll Island by G. Edward Griffin, Secrets of the Federal Reserve by Eustace Mullins and all of the works by the great historian and economist, Murray Rothbard.
PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
1. I support the Liberty Amendment. See above.
2. I will submit the 14th Amendment for proper ratification and recommend that it not be ratified because the fedgov and other enemies of liberty have used and misused it to rob us of our liberties for almost 150 years. For detailed information of how the 39th Congress which proposed the 14th Amendment was illegal and how three quarters of the States failed to ratify it, together with all of the fraud and corruption which was involved in this most sordid act of the sordid Reconstruction era, see http://www.mackoforliberty.com/14th-amendment.html
3. I support the following amendment: “Congress shall make no law that applies to citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.”
5. Neither Congress nor the States shall limit, hinder or restrain commerce. (Suggested by Sheldon Richman, editor of The Freeman.)
6. “An increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the separate States.” I support this and all budget limitation proposals as long as the budget is never balanced by increasing taxes.
Other amendments worth consideration if they have sufficient support:
1. Limit the length of terms to two years for the President, three years for Senators and one year for Representatives. Most of them vote better during election years.
2. Increase the membership of the House of Representatives to 700, with two hundred being chosen by parties through proportional representation, as long as parties have special legal status.
3. Limit terms of Supreme Court justices to nine years, on a staggered basis.
4. Establish a third house of Congress, a People's Veto, with one representative for every 30,000 persons with ability to veto any Congressional legislation, executive orders or bureaucratic edicts.
MACKO WANTS TO RESTORE THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS.
I will work to defund and abolish the unconstitutional Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and repeal all federal gun laws, especially the National Firearms Act of 1934 (Roosevelt's tax on machine guns), the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, the Gun Control Act of 1968 (which is said to have been nearly copied from the gun control laws of National Socialist Germany), the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993. The very few federal gun laws which somewhat protect gun owners will no longer be necessary. I will also work to repeal all federal taxes on firearms and ammunition, since these are infringements of the Second Amendment. I will oppose any new federal gun laws or re-imposition of the Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which the enemy is constantly trying to revive.
MACKO BELIEVES THAT THE RIGHT TO LIFE SHOULD BE PROTECTED FROM CONCEPTION TO NATURAL DEATH.
Abortion is murder, but the Constitution regards it as a state, not federal, crime. When you give the government the power to decide who is not a human being (as when Soviet Russia dehumanized Czarists, the Russian nobility, Orthodox priests and nuns, businessmen and kulaks, peasants who were more prosperous than average, and when the National Socialist German government dehumanized Jews, Slavs, Gypsies and homosexuals) the result is always a totalitarian government which murders millions of innocent people. I will promote legislation to remove the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court from abortion cases, thus nullifying Roe vs. Wade and other anti-life decisions which caused the deaths of over 53,000,000 preborn Americans. I support Congressman Dr. Ron Paul's Sanctity of Life Act. I disagree with the Libertarian Party platform position on the right to life. I support Libertarians for Life. See www.l4l.org.
HEALTH AND EDUCATION FREEDOM
I will work to defund and repeal Obamacare and all other forms of socialized medicine. I will strive to abolish the Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration and begin to phase out Medicare and Medicaid. We must reverse Lyndon Johnson's Great Society advance to socialism, which caused the huge increase in hospital and other medical costs. The fedgov has no Constitutional authority over health. If the government controls your health you are a slave. Meddling in issues such as whether people can drink raw milk or what vitamins and medical therapy they should use is none of the government's business.
I want to close down the Department of Education. The fedgov has no Constitutional authority in this area and its “federal aid” and control have led to highly increased prices and much lower standards. If the government is involved in education, it should be at the local level with control by parents and other taxpayers. Ultimately, government control of education, another of the ten planks of the Communist Manifesto, should be abolished by the states and municipalities but Congress has no power to do that.
THE IMMIGRATION INVASION
We do not have an immigration problem. We have an invasion problem. As with abortion, I do not agree with the official Libertarian Party position regarding this issue. http://www.lp.org/platform. John Hospers, the first Presidential candidate of the Libertarian Party and a doctor of philosophy, presented a contrary position: A Libertarian Argument Against Open Borders. http://mises.org/journals/jls/13_2/13_2_3.pdf
If we do not repel and reverse this invasion, we will cease to exist as a nation. I support a renewal of President Eisenhower's successful program of 1953, Operation Wetback, which returned 2,000,000 illegal immigrants safely to their homes without violating the Constitutional rights of any Americans or lawful guests. I believe that the fedgov program of unlimited immigration was designed to destroy America as a White, Christian nation and make it impossible to restore the concept of limited Constitutional government which appears to be deeply rooted in the nature of people of northern Europe and North America and not deeply rooted elsewhere. However, as we implement Operation Wetback II, we must avoid the other trap which the enemy has set for us by refusing to allow any limitations of Americans, such as the Communist/National Socialist (Nazi) concept of national or real ID or making American businessmen unpaid agents of the government who must report all new employees to any unconstitutional government employment data base which would force Americans to get government permission to work. Until Operation Wetback II is successful, there should be a moratorium on immigration. Afterward, immigration should be restricted to no more than 1/10th of one percent of the American population per year so that they can be assimilated successfully to principles of liberty. I favor restoration of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, the McCarran-Walter Act, to restore balance.
THE DRUG WAR
The drug war is a war on liberty. Like the other unconstitutional, overseas wars it should be ended immediately and all federal prisoners should be pardoned by the President. I favor repeal of the following: all federal drug laws, especially the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act which regulates labeling of products containing certain drugs including cocaine and heroin, the 1914 Harrison Narcotics Tax Act, which was proposed by Francis Burton Harrison, a member of Skull and Bones Class of 1895, and which regulates opiates and cocaine, the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act which required taxation of marijuana and has caused the United States to have a higher prison population than Red China, the 1961 Convention on Narcotics Treaty to control marijuana and the 1970 Controlled Substance Act which established scheduling lists for drugs.
When meddling busybodies imposed alcohol prohibition on the American people they acknowledged that they would have to amend the Constitution to do so. There has been no such amendment to authorize the drug war, which can only be enforced by police state measures.
I support instant runoff voting (http://www.instantrunoff.com/), paper ballots manually counted and reported at each precinct and inclusion of the choice of None Of The Above in all federal elections, with new elections if NOTA wins. Instant runoff voting allows voters to rank their choices, thus ending the fear of voting for the best candidate because it might cause the worst candidate to win with only a plurality of the votes. Discriminatory federal laws which compel micromanagement of elections in some states and localities, such as coercing Cuyahoga County to print multilingual ballots, should end. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 should be repealed. Finally, the special privileges of political parties, including repressive ballot access laws, should be terminated. Eventually, there should be no party labels attached to candidates.
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE, EVEN WHITE PEOPLE
I favor repeal of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which abolished the right of private property in land. In a free country people have the right to sell or rent their property to, and hire and fire, whomever they wish. While compulsory state segregation (which ended 50 years ago) was wrong, compulsory federal integration is worse since it is much more difficult to leave the US than to move to another state.
All federal judges should be required to notify jurors of their right to acquit if they believe the defendant has been charged under an unjust law or to acquit if they believe that the defendant was treated unlawfully or unfairly by prosecutors or police. Jury Nullification is the basis for freedom of the press, the abolitionist movement and resistance to Prohibition. www.fija.org.
All federal employees should be required to take the Oathkeepers Oath to remind them that they are servants of the people. See www.oathkeepers.org. Here are excerpts from the Oathkeepers Oath. We will not obey any order to 1. disarm the American people... 2. conduct warrantless searches... 3. detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to trial by military tribunal... 4. impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state or to enter with force into a state, without the express consent and invitation of that state's legislature and governor...5. Invade and subjugate any state which asserts its sovereignty...6. Blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps... 7. force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext... 8.assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. Soil against the American people...We will consider such use of foreign troops against our people to be an invasion and act of war. 9. confiscate the property of the American people... 10. We will not obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.
MARRIAGE AND OTHER RIGHTS
Marriage is not a Constitutional federal concern. I will vote to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. The states should only uphold contracts, not write them. If homosexuals or other people want to make voluntary contracts, they should exercise that right as long as no third party is obligated by them. Those who wish to restore traditional marriage should work to abolish the income tax, the Fed and the government (“public”) school system.
I favor the repeal of all federal prostitution, pornography and gambling laws.
I want to repeal the National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984, funding for Child Services kidnappers and the Violence Against Women Acts of 1994 and 2005. I support Downsize DC's Read The Bills Act http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s3360/text. I will vote to abolish the Selective Service System. A nation whose citizens will not defend it voluntarily does not deserve to survive.
SOCIAL SECURITY must be phased out gradually, with everyone given the opportunity to retrieve all the money which was taken from him and to get out of the system. Disclaimer: I am stealing back Social Security taxes which were taken from me.
This is the “Slim Jim” or 4” by 9” piece of campaign literature which will be used in this year's campaign:
Vote for Liberty, Justice, Peace and Prosperity! Choose freedom for America in 2012!
Vote for David Macko, Libertarian For US Representative, Ohio House District 14.
Macko's Commitments: I will never vote in violation of the Constitution or to deprive any innocent person of his or her God-given rights or liberties. I will never vote for new or renewed taxes, fees or regulations on any American or lawful guest. I will keep all of my promises; they have no expiration date. I will hold all criminals in contempt. Unless it would violate my previous commitments, I will seek to follow the will of my constituents and always represent their best interests. If I fail to keep these promises I will resign.
MACKO WANTS TO END THE POLICE STATE: Repeal NDAA 2013 Sections 1031, 1032 & 1033 to stop Obama from killing or arresting Americans indefinitely without charges or trial. Abolish the USA PATRIOT Act, the thuggish TSA, the John Warner Defense Act and Real ID. Investigate 9-11 which was an inside job by the US government and the Mossad. See Alex Jones www.infowars.com and The American Free Press www.americanfreepress.net Investigate 9-11, the Kennedy and King assassinations, the attempt on George Wallace, the Gulf of Tonkin attack, Ruby Ridge, Waco, Oklahoma City and the mythical weapons of mass destruction honestly.
MACKO WANTS TO STOP WORLD WAR III: End the unconstitutional wars, bring all of our troops home now, stop all foreign aid, especially to the Zionist state of Israel which is most likely to enmesh us in World War III (I will give $100 to the first person who can prove to my satisfaction that the alliance with Israel has benefited the American people in any way.) Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US. Stop the Law of the Sea Treaty, the Gun Control Treaty, NATO, UNESCO, the World Bank, Agenda 21 and all entanglements.
MACKO WILL WORK TO END THE DEPRESSION: The 0-0-0 Tax Plan aka The Liberty Amendment www.libertyamendment.org would require the fedgov to sell all unconstitutionally held government properties including 1,000,000 square miles of land in three years and abolish the federal income, gift and death taxes. Reduce corporate taxes to levels in the rest of the world. Moratorium on income and payroll taxes until the depression ends. Audit the Fed, recover the stolen trillions, try the traitors and counterfeiters, END THE FED and restore honest money based on gold and silver. End all taxes, restrictions and hindrances on the discovery, development, sale and shipment of all forms of energy. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbakN7SLdbk.
MACKO FAVORS THE RIGHT TO LIFE from conception to natural death. Remove Supreme Court appellate jurisdiction from abortion cases, nullifying Roe vs. Wade. Enact Ron Paul's Sanctity of Life Act.
MACKO WANTS TO RESTORE THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. Abolish the BATFE, repeal all federal gun laws and prevent taxes on firearms or ammunition. Encourage the states to do likewise.
MACKO SUPPORTS HEALTH, EDUCATION, MARRIAGE AND OTHER FREEDOMS:
Defund and repeal Obamacare and stop other socialized medicine schemes. Abolish the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food and Drug Administration, all federal drug laws, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Department of Education, end the drug war, and repeal the Defense of Marriage Act.
MACKO WANTS TO STOP THE IMMIGRATION INVASION. Put troops on the border, enact Operation Wetback II, don't violate Americans' rights and reduce immigration substantially.
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE, EVEN WHITE PEOPLE. Repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964, end reverse discrimination and compulsory federal integration.
MACKO FOR CONGRESS NO COMPROMISE ON PRINCIPLES OR TRUTH. LIBERTY OR DEATH.
Paid by Macko For Liberty
These counties, cities, villages, townships and precincts are in Ohio US House District 14.
If you live here, you can vote for me. If you are not registered to vote yet, you must contact your county board of elections and register at least thirty days before Election Day, Tuesday, November 6.
I urge everyone who reads this message to do so. As the great science fiction writer, Robert Heinlein, stated, if you live in a society which allows voting, always vote. There may not be anyone to vote for, but be assured that there is always someone to vote against.
ASHTABULA COUNTY: All
CUYAHOGA COUNTY: Bentleyville, Brecksville, Chagrin Falls and Chagrin Falls Township, Gates Mills, Highland Heights, Hunting Valley, Independence, Lyndhurst, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Moreland Hills, Solon, Valley View, Walton Hills
GEAUGA COUNTY: All
LAKE COUNTY: All
PORTAGE COUNTY: Aurora, Garrettsville, Hiram Township and Village, Mantua Township and Village, Nelson Township, Shalersville Township
SUMMIT COUNTY: Boston Heights, Cuyahoga Falls precincts 3A, 5C, 5D, 7E, 7F, 8A,B,C,D.F, Hudson, Macedonia, Munroe Falls, Northfield Center Township, Northfield Village, Reminderville,Sagamore Hills, Silver Lake, Stow
TRUMBULL COUNTY: Bloomfield, Bristol, Farmington, Fowler, Greene, Gustavus, Hartford, Johnston, Kinsman, Mecca, Mesopotamia, Orangeville Portion of A precinct, Vernon and West Farmington Townships
This was a temporary, stop-gap piece of campaign literature which was intended to be used until the regular literature item which is shown above was ready:
MY COMMITMENT TO VOTERS...
I will never vote in violation of the Constitution or to deprive any innocent person of his or her rights or God-given liberties. Specifically, I will never vote to institute a draft. I will never vote to increase taxes, fees, regulations or any other burdens on my constituents or other Americans. I will keep all of my promises. Unless it would violate the previous commitments, I will seek to follow the will of my constituents and always represent their best interests, to the best of my judgment and ability. In fail to keep these promises, I will resign.
MACKO'S PROPOSALS: END THE POLICE STATE, STOP WORLD WAR III, AND GET OUT OF THE DEPRESSION
Vote for Macko to restore liberty. On December 31, while those Americans who still had jobs were planning to celebrate the new year, Barack Hussein Obama, alias Barry Soetoro, signed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Section 1021 authorizes Obama to kidnap any American who he brands as a “terrorist”, imprison him indefinitely without a trial and, implicitly, gives him the power to kill any American. On that day we crossed the line. Until this abominable law is repealed and Obama and every Congressman who voted for it are tried for treason, we are living in a dictatorship legalistically the same as Lenin’s, Trotsky’s and Stalin’s Soviet Union, Mao’s Red China and Hitler’s National Socialist Germany. I will vote to repeal the obscenely misnamed "USA PATRIOT" Act, prevent the removal of citizenship from Americans, the Military Commissions Act, the John Warner "Defense" Act, the Homeland Security Department, the thieving, pervert Transportation Security Agency and all past and future police state measures of the Obama regime and all previous administrations which violate the Constitution and Bill of Rights, or which restrict our liberties. As Benjamin Franklin said, "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
I will vote to repeal all federal gun laws, beginning with Roosevelt's exorbitant, unconstitutional tax on automatic weapons and all other gun laws except this one: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
I will work to abolish the unconstitutional, thuggish Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. I will vote to repeal all federal drug laws, beginning with the Harrison Act of 1914, and abolish the Food and Drug Administration. Alcohol prohibition did not work. The drug war has created suffering and death, the highest incarceration rate in the world and was the greatest danger to our liberties before the police state measures which the Republicans and Democrats imposed after too many Americans were terrorized by 9-11, which was an inside job. See www.infowars.com.
I support Congressman Ron Paul's bill to abolish the Selective Service System. The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery except as punishment for a crime. I will oppose any new form of involuntary servitude under the collectivist guise of "national service." It should not be a crime to be a young person. If the American people are not willing to defend our homes and the Bill of Rights voluntarily as free men, which are the only just causes for war, our country does not deserve to exist and should never exist as a slave state. It is better for individuals and nations to die honorably than to exist miserably as slaves. See Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death" speech, March 23, AD 1775 http://libertyonline.hypermall.com/henry-liberty.html
Macko will strive to stop World War III. Iran has as much right to have nuclear weapons as any country, especially since it is surrounded by nuclear powers such as the Zionist state of Israel, India and Pakistan and American armies in Afghanistan and Kuwait. We should bring all of our troops home now from all over the world and put as many as necessary on the southern border to stop the invasion from Mexico. We need to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US, end all entangling alliances, and repeal GATT, NAFTA and other treaties which violate our sovereignty. Our objective and motto should be that of Jefferson; Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.
To end the Depression, I propose the 0-0-0 Tax Plan, known for several decades as the Liberty Amendment. www.libertyamendment.org. This proposed constitutional amendment would require the fedgov to sell all unconstitutionally held federal land and other properties and repeal the federal income tax, gift tax and death tax in three years. I favor the repeal of Obamacare and support for states which nullify it and all other unconstitutional laws.
There should be a moratorium on income and payroll taxes until the current depression ends, as well as on gasoline taxes until gasoline is under $2 per gallon. Until private and government corporations are stripped of their limited liability, corporation taxes should be reduced to levels in the rest of the world. Corporations and other businesses do not pay taxes. They collect taxes from customers or go out of business.
We need to audit the Federal Reserve System, punish counterfeiters and traitors, regain our stolen wealth after the trials, and abolish the Fed. Congress should then use its authority to restore an honest money system of gold and silver, not fiat or fractional reserve currency. The federal minimum wage law, the Environmental Protection Agency, and all other hindrances to the free flow of commerce should be eliminated.
Proposed Constitutional Amendments
1. The Liberty Amendment See Above.
Amendment for proper ratification. See the state portion of my website http://www.mackoforliberty.com/14th-amendment.html
3. The Bricker Amendment. See The Bricker Amendment by Justin Raimondo at http://www.antiwar.com/essays/bricker.html.
4. Repeal of the Seventeenth Amendment. Senators should be chosen by state legislatures. Direct election of senators destroyed the federal/state balance and severely weakened the ability of states to oppose the fedgov tyranny.
5. Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States.
6. Neither Congress nor the states shall impede or hinder commerce.
LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION AND ENDS AT NATURAL DEATH.
Abortion is murder. I will promote legislation to remove the Supreme Court's appellate jurisdiction over abortion cases, thus nullifying the Roe vs. Wade decision which has caused the deaths of over 53,000,000 preborn Americans. I support Congressman Ron Paul's Sanctity of Life Act http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctity_of_Life_Act. I disagree with the official Libertarian Party platform position. I support Libertarians for Life. See www.l4l.org.
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES
I do not intend to provide a list of government departments and agencies which should be abolished. Such a list would be far too long even for a website. I propose to keep the following departments; Defense, Treasury, Justice and State. However, the Defense Department would be given the responsibility of defending the American people and their property in the United States, including defending our southern border from invasion. The Department of Veterans Affairs should be combined with the Defense Department since it is a constitutional duty as well as moral obligation to care for those who have been maimed or otherwise injured in the service of our country, even in unconstitutional, unnecessary, counterproductive wars. The State Department should be restaffed with personnel whose loyalty is to the United States, not to a One World Government. The Treasury is the only department which may need a new agency, a land office to sell all of the property which would be affected by the Liberty Amendment. The Justice Department consisted of only the Attorney General until 1871, whose duty was to give the President legal advice. However, a hundred years of treason has created the need for prosecutors to make an example of traitors for the future.
The Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation should be abolished. We got along without them until after World War II, Roosevelt’s War, and 1908 respectively. Intelligence which is necessary to protect us can be obtained by military officers who are stationed at our embassies.
The Constitution of the United States does not authorize Congress to interfere in health, medicine, food, housing, education or anything else which is not specified in Article 1 Section 8. The General Welfare clause and the Necessary and Proper Clause mean what is necessary for the welfare of all Americans and what is necessary and proper to protect the lives, liberty and property of all Americans. It does not give the government the rightful authority to steal from some people and give the results of the theft to others.
I believe that the Civil Service should be abolished. The Spoils system, which was initiated by one of the last great Democrat Presidents, Andrew Jackson, prevents the growth of a permanent bureaucracy.
All juries should be informed of their right to judge the law as well as the case. Freedom of the press was established by jury nullification, which helped end the Fugitive Slave Law and Prohibition.
All federal government employees should be required to take the Oath Keepers Oath See www.oathkeepers.org.
THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
218 members of the House of Representatives, acting alone without the Senate or the President, have the power to stop all of the unconstitutional, treasonous, idiotic policies which created our police state and are moving us into an acceleration of World War III and a possible economic collapse. The House of Representatives initiates all spending measures. Article 1 Section 7 Clause 1.
We could stop every measure which is destroying our country and which requires money to finance it. All of the unconstitutional, unnecessary, counterproductive programs which are destroying us, the police state, Obamacare, fedgov control of health, education, the police etc. could be stopped by 218 Congressmen who will not compromise or yield.
I was born in Cleveland in 1942, graduated from John Adams High School in 1960 and from Adelbert College of what is now Case Western Reserve University in 1964 with a BA in History.
I have attended Archangel Michael Orthodox Church, now in Broadview Heights, all of my life.
From 1966 to 1968 I served in the US Army and was honorably discharged with the rank of SP4 E4. I was an investment analyst at Cleveland Trust from 1968 to 1969, and adjustor at Associates Finance Company from 1969 to 1971, an agent at Statewide Insurance Service from 1971 to 1975 and an adjustor at what became Key Bank from 1973 until I retired in 2001.
My political experience includes being the American Party candidate for State Representative District 16 in 1972 3.5%, Libertarian candidate for Congress District 14 in 2008, 2.94%, and Libertarian candidate for State Representative District 17 in 2010, 5.56% which tied for second highest percentage of any alternate party candidate for the state legislature in a three way race in Ohio that year.
See my website and the Cleveland.com Voterguide which lists all candidates in northeast Ohio. http://vote.cleveland.com/candidate-detail.do?id=10080039.
This flyer is a brief outline of some of my positions. It is not intended to be a total exposition of all of my beliefs. Watch for my extended campaign literature and my website www.mackoforliberty.com as it is updated to provide full information on who I am, what I stand for and the Libertarian Party. See www.lp.org and www.lpo.org for information about the Libertarian Party and the Libertarian Party of Ohio.
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Thursday, October 23, 2008
David Macko for Congress
No, this is not a picture of Ben Stein. This is David Macko, candidate for Congress in Ohio’s 14th district. Macko is a Russian Orthodox Christian, and is (or was, personal communication) the chairman of the Ohio chapter of Libertarians for Life. I don’t know why he is not listed among the candidates on either the national LP site or the Ohio LP site. But here he is listed as Libertarian. I wonder why.
He supports the Sanctity of Life Act . “Abortion is against Christian principles and L/libertarian principles properly understood…I believe that abortion is murder but punishment for that crime should be administered by the states,” he says. “Use of embryonic stem cells is the moral equivalent of cannibalism,” he says.
Macko believes that 14th amendment was improperly ratified because southern states were not included in the voting even though they had been readmitted to union, their votes for 13th amendment were counted, and Abraham Lincoln maintained that their secession was not legitimate in the first place. Although this amendment grants the right to “life, liberty, and property” and “equal protection under the law”, Macko believes that this amendment is heavy-handed and points out that this is the very amendment which the Supreme Court used to justify their authority to impose Roe v Wade. He argues that repealing it would be an admission that it is legitimate and passing a law through Congress to invalidate the 14th (and all ruling based on it) would set a bad precedent that would open the door for legitimate amendments to be repealed without the necessary approval of 2/3 of the state legislatures. The solution is to resubmit legislation to ratify the 14th. Quite interesting, wouldn’t you say?
He believes that real marriage is between a man and a woman, but would “vote to repeal all federal laws which discriminate against homosexuals, except where it would compromise our national defense,” and would not deny homosexuals the right to ordinary, voluntary contracts. He would not include sexual orientation or gender identity in federal anti-discrimination laws.
He supports the Liberty Amendment which would sell all unconstitutionally held federal businesses and lands and end the personal income, gift and death taxes. He would also get rid of the Federal Reserve and replace it with a sound, commodity-based monetary system. He also supports the RTBA (Read the Bills Act) as well as an amendment to the Constitution which would state: “Neither Congress nor the states shall hinder, impede or otherwise limit commerce among the states.”
“I support … a two to three percent tariff as the only tax which is necessary for the legitimate functions of the federal government, to protect the lives, liberty and property of citizens from foreigners, operate federal courts and make sure that federal elections are honest,” he says. He opposes the U.S. involvement in WTO, the FTAA, NAFTA, the North American Union and “other underhanded deals”. He supports the Bricker Amendment to end anti-sovereignty trade deals and other ill-advised treaties. He supports ending all foreign aid as it is both costly and unconstitutional.
Macko supports the limited, sound use of our military. “We should bring all of our troops home safely now from Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Japan, South Korea and everywhere else in the world and put them on the southern border where they are needed,” he says. He goes on to say, “We invaded Iraq in less than 90 days. We can safely get out likewise…Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Gates and the rest of them should be tried as war criminals for lying us into the Iraq war, murdering hundreds of thousands, bankrupting this country and making us hated.”
“I oppose the USA PATRIOT Act, the Military Commissions Act, the John Warner ‘Defense’ Act, the Real ID Act and all of the police state measures which the Bush and also the Clinton administrations scared the Congress into supporting,” he says.
Macko opposes the draft, the Selective Service System, and any other forms of compulsive "national service" by reason of the Thirteenth Amendment.
He believes that all federal campaign laws are a violation of the Constitution and supports instant run off voting.
On crime, he says, “Drug laws, prostitution laws, gun laws and all other victimless ‘crime’ laws should be repealed and prisons should be used for criminals.” He would abolish the ATF and FDA. He opposes the National Minimum Age Drinking Act.
He favors the elimination of the Department of Education and supports vouchers, but says they should be phased out with the income tax. Tax credits are better than vouchers.
He opposes the funding of Child Services. (He calls them kidnappers.) He opposes the Violence Against Women Acts of 1994 and 2005.
On energy, he says that global warming is a “nonmanmade natural cycle” and that we have a 200 year supply of oil reserves on Gull Island, Alaska.
He believes that the right to bear arms is a God-given right and is “the last barrier preventing the establishment of a police state”.
Macko believes that healthcare should not be tied to either employment or government and that this is the real cause of rising healthcare costs. He would eliminate both Medicare and Medicaid. “If the American people allow the government to take over health care completely, you will be regulated from morning until night in your eating habits and other behavior, just like livestock.” He believes that Social Security should be phased out gradually.
He believes in the principle of jury nullification. This concept, while almost entirely unheard of in modern America, is an essential feature of the Republic and has made us what we are today. "The jury has a right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy." - John Jay, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1789.
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COMMENTARY ABOUT "A GOOD CHOICE" 2-14-AD 2012
I have a few explanatory comments which relate to questions in "A Good Choice" and comments about the article. First, a very belated thanks for your endorsement. I hope to be worthy to receive it again this year.
Libertarians For Life www.l4l.org has no membership structure and there is no Ohio chapter.
I was delisted for discussing Zionism and included references to pro and anti-Zionist sources. Since Dr. David Duke (PhD in History), former Republican State Representative from Louisiana, is generally considered as the most intelligent, articulate opponent of Zionism in the public arena, I linked to his site for reference purposes.
The Fourteenth Amendment was not legally ratified. See www.mackoforliberty.com/14th-amendment.html. The courts have used it to establish total federal supremacy over the states.
Finally, there should be no federal anti-discrimination laws. Everyone should be considered equal before the law.
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