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In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

FairTax Briefing - District 11 Libertarian Candidate Jim Gawron & Responses

Below is a report of the subject briefing that was sent out yesterday to several e-mail groups.  Since this blog posting is a day behind those groups I also include five responses below that are representative of the type of interest that has been generated for the FairTax & FairTax supporting candidates that really started on the August 3 Candidates' Night event.  Keep looking for the type of candidates we need to make a difference whether you live in NJ or elsewhere. 
---Original Briefing Report---
In July I reached out to both Doug Herbert (Democrat) & Jim Gawron (Libertarian) to see if either or both would agree to a briefing on the FairTax - both are congressional candidates in District 11 running against incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen (Republican) who has said he "is more against the FairTax now" than he was in October 2007 when Carol & I met him in his Washington office.


Mr. Gawron & I had an hour long minimum telephone conversation in late July @ which time he expressed favorable feelings toward the FairTax & said he would do his own study to determine if he would endorse the FairTax in the campaign.  Mr. Gawron called me a few days ago & we set up a meeting for earlier today in which Sandy Sherman joined Carol & me for the briefing which was barely needed.


Mr. Gawron has an excellent knowledge of economics & needed a brush up on only a few points on the FairTax @ the briefing.  He will not need a training session to prepare for the attack ads & misleading debate points that are used by FairTax enemies.  He has read The FairTax Book & many of the postings under "The FairTax" on ReturnToExcellence.net as well as the Candidates Night report.   He will study the training session postings on the blog for both 2009 & 2010 which include the four points Bill Rollyson feels every candidate should know to fend off detractors' attacks as well as two I also encounter re paying the FairTax on a new house & black market dealings leading to a higher non-compliance rate under the FairTax.


Prior to the briefing Mr. Gawron had already placed a link to FairTax.org on virtually every page of his website.  Mr. Gawron is another candidate running in November on the FairTax against an incumbent (Frelinghuysen in his case) who will never support it.


---Response #1---



I am interested in learning more on the FairTax, in your opinion what is the best resource(s) that I can use to learn about it and recommend it to others.  Also, will there be a seminar, or something more in depth for the FairTax that I can bring people to?
---Response #2---
Thank you Doug,  for all the time and effort you keep putting into this.    When will we see your name on the Ballot?
I forward this to my family and friends and I have a category for my Grands for most of the political emails.   They have to hear this from someone.
Thanks again, and keep up the great work. 
---Response #3---
Thanks for keeping us informed on the other district 11 candidates running in this years election.  Do you think Mr. Gawron would consider attending our "New Bridgewater GOP Club" meeting in October?  It is very refreshing to know I can vote for an alternative candidate other than a Democrat in November. 
Nothing would please me more then to put Gawron in the same room at the same time with the new Somerset County Republican Coordinator.
---Response #4---
Hi Doug
Scott Sipprelle is running against Rush Holt in district 12.  I looked at his website and saw he is for tax reform but for a flat tax not the FairTax.  Have you talked to him?  He seems like someone that maybe interested in supporting the fair tax if it was explained to him.  I do not live in his district but my company is in his district.  Thanks.
---Response #5---
Gawron will get my vote.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Doug
    You and Carol conducted an informative meeting with Jim Gawron. I believe he is the real deal and going to run a fantastic race against Rodney. He is very knowledgeable about current economic issues and most issues in general. I was delighted to learn how well versed Jim is on the FairTax. You can see the fire in his eyes when he starts talking about what needs to get done in Wash. Now it is up to all of us to support his election in the 11th District