Michigan Libertarian Executive Committee Board Member and Michigan Libertarian Jeff Wood Has Recently Leaked News About the LPM’s Email Scam

On February 11, 2014, in a Facebook post on his wall, Michigan Libertarian Executive Committee District #8 Congressional Representative Jeff Wood, also a Libertarian Party of Michigan member, has come out unveiling information regarding LEC Treasurer Jason Brandenburg having received in an email last fall – an email which he believed was sent to him by LEC Chair Bill Hall.

District #8: Congressional District Representative Jeff Wood
Michigan Libertarian Executive Committee Treasurer Jason Brandenburg
Michigan Libertarian Executive Committee Chair Bill Hall

Here is Jeff Wood’s leak of this hush-hush information that was never to be revealed in great detail by the LEC.

Of course, that didn’t stop Wood’s detractors from chiming in on the matter and attacking him for posting this scathing indict of information.

Here are Donna Gundle-Krieg‘s responses that are hidden from my regular account but not on my Wiccan/Pagan account on Facebook.

District #1: Congressional District Representative Donna Gundle-Krieg

And now, it’s back to my regular Facebook account where Donna has pretty much jumped out of the discussion.


In case people wonder, Wendi Parker, the LEC’s Congressional District Representative for District #6, jumps into the fray. The same goes for LEC 1st Vice-Chair (Affiliate Director) Tim Yow, Jr.

 

District #6: Congressional District Representative Wendi Parker

1st Vice-Chair (Affiliate Director) Tim Yow, Jr.

LEC District #7 Congressional District Representative Norm Peterson jumps into the fray as well. Peterson, who’s also on the Abrogate Michigan board, is a shady character who appears to be condoning what Brandenburg has done.

District #7: Congressional District Representative Norm Peterson

LEC District #14 Congressional District Representative Ben Carr

District #14: Congressional District Representative Ben Carr

Here enters LEC District #11 Congressional District Representative Paul Connolly.

District #11: Congressional District Representativve Paul Connolly

What a shitshow this has been! The fact that a state affiliate of the Libertarian Party more or less has covered up a criminal matter and then dropped the bombshell on the entire membership is shocking, yet there is a part of me that isn’t surprised with this revelation as well. I am grateful that Jeff Wood leaked out this damning announcement along with the evidence that comes with it.

Here’s a pdf of the meeting packet which contains Brandenburg’s Treasurer Report over this entire matter: MeetingPacket20180211.

Here’s a pdf of the letter regarding the email scam that was sent out to the entire LPM membership: [H/T to both Ben Carr and John Kanan for handing this out to the LPM membership.] Phishing Scam Attachment

On the LPM Facebook Discussion List, I shared Jeff’s post along with a message of my own. That didn’t stop LEC  District #5 Congressional District Representative Mark Sandborn to take potshots at me for commenting on the controversy when I put up Jeff’s post to discuss it.

District #5: Congressional District Representative Mark Sandborn

The investigation will continue as I doubt we’ve heard the last of this entire ruckus. When more information is available it will be reported on here without hesitation.

 

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Division in the LMC: Libertarians of Macomb County Meeting – January 10, 2018 (HD)

This is the full one hour and 15-minute movie chronicling the hostility and histrionics taking place during the January 10 meeting of the Libertarians of Macomb County (LMC).  Here’s our official website.

Libertarian Party Member and Activist Will Coley Calls Out Former LNC Chair Candidate Charles Peralo for Being A Republican

Will Coley, former Libertarian vice presidential candidate 2016 and Charles Peralo, former LNC Chair candidate 2016.
Will Coley, former Libertarian vice presidential candidate 2016 and Charles Peralo, former LNC Chair candidate 2016.

Libertarian Party member and activist – not to mention former Libertarian Vice-President candidate and Muslims for Liberty founder  and current M4L National Director Will Coley has called out former Libertarian National Committee Chair candidate Charles Peralo for being a Republican, not a Libertarian, because he has pledged his “vote for 80% of Republican elections.” Coley has been a thorn on Peralo’s side ever since Peralo publicly accused him of allegedly encouraging a Libertarian activist named Mark Matthew Herd to instigate a temper tantrum because he was highly inebriated in the hallway of the Rosen Centre in Orlando, Florida on May 28 that weekend.

Keep in mind that the following video that Peralo references comes from talk radio show host Jason Stapleton of The Jason Stapleton Program posted on his Facebook wall, dated May 28, 2016.

Here are the Facebook posts chronicling what took place on May 29, 2016:

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Here are Coley’s posts which came out the night before:

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Jason Scheurer responded to this as well, including Zach Patman:

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This is Scheurer’s post zoomed in from Facebook as a photo:

jason-scheurer-clip-1-10-21-2016This is what Tim Yow Jr. told me months ago:

tim-yow-jr-telling-me-about-charles-peralo-at-libertarian-national-convention-clip-1-06-22-2016-10-21-2016tim-yow-jr-telling-me-about-charles-peralo-at-libertarian-national-convention-part-2-clip-2-06-22-2016-10-21-2016-alternativelyThe truth is this: I was a part of the problem at that time. I took sides with Being Libertarian‘s Head of Media Relations staffer Mike Mazzarone (Twitter username @MJMazzarone) and Peralo against Will on the grounds that I, along with nearly everyone else, believed them. It wasn’t until Tim Yow Jr., a Michigan Libertarian and a good friend of mine, told me (as he stated in the two-above screenshots) that Peralo lied to him. He didn’t know Mazzarone, but I was wrong to accept Mazzarone’s word as I should have looked into it more before I rendered my judgment in favor of anyone or anything. I dropped the ball on that, and I was wrong.

This is what I posted on May 29 on my timeline, and I now regret having done it since:

todd-andrew-barnett-on-charles-peralo-and-his-attack-on-will-coley-part-1-clip-1-05-29-2016-10-22-2016Here’s what everyone in the comments section on my timeline said:
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On that same day, I shared my post on the John McAfee / Judd Weiss Libertarian Party Presidential Campaign 2016 Facebook group (which is a closed discussion group anyway). There I posted the following:

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Just so everyone can see, I updated that post with a 10-21-2016 statement in which I had just renounced my statement that I sent out on May 29 because of the error of my thinking and my ways.

The day I sent this post to the McAfee group, members poured in with their comments, and they are the following:


todd-andrew-barnett-on-charles-peralo-and-his-attack-on-will-coley-part-4-clip-4-05-29-2016-10-22-2016-alternativeNow last night on October 21, I posted the following to the same thread. Mazzarone responded not so kindly to me as well:

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To take my apology further, I was wrong to crucify Will for what happened. I should have listened to him and not to Mazzarone and Peralo. I wish Stapleton had clarified it, but he dropped the ball on that one.

I already apologized to Will tonight, and it went like this:

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And that’s the truth.

(And,  oh yes, I’m running for Michigan State Representative, District 32, in 2018. Be on the lookout next year and the year after that.)

I’m glad Will has come out with this revelation. Why? Let me explain.

This is the same Peralo who opposes the Non-Aggression Principle (NAP), considering the NAP should not be an absolute principle that spans in and out of politics and even within and outside of the State. If he had his druthers, he would repeal the LP’s pledge that a new Party member must sign when he or she joins the Party and a renewing member must reinforce when he or she renews her dues.

Here’s Peralo’s milquetoast stand on the NAP, which is a time-honored principle (which should be treated and viewed as a directive more than anything):
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The Pledge exists for a reason, Peralo. It exists because you don’t employ force or fraud against anyone who *IS NOT* violent towards you or *DOES NOT* employ violence against you whatsoever. The only defensive aggression – or force if you wish to call it – is when someone tries to be violent towards you (i.e. taking your property, brandishes a firearm and raises it to your head and pulls the trigger (thus murdering you in cold blood), engages in rape, molestation,, , and you have a natural right to defend your person.

The goal of taxation is to repeal it, because taxation *IS* theft. But, while that is true and that is the goal to end taxation across the board, cuts in taxes to the point where it can be easily repealed can be justly, morally, legally, and swiftly taken. Anyone with a pulse worth his or her salt can neither speak out against it nor see it not coming to pass.

L. Neil Smith, a libertarian who is a former Libertarian, describes the Non-Aggression Principle (which is also called the Zero Aggression Principle like this:

l-neil-smith-who-is-a-libertarian-clip-1That’s why Charles Peralo isn’t a libertarian. He is a capital (L) Libertarian, but ideologically speaking, he’s a “Libertarian-In-Name-Only” Libertarian. That alone does *NOT* say much about him being a s0-called libertarian, but it certainly speaks volumes about his character.

As Coley succinctly put it:

[Y]our self professed new libertarian party leaders folks[.]

It’s time for the Libertarian Party to return to its principles and to preserve, protect, restore, and carry out the Non-Aggression Principle while running candidates to win. It’s time that we are *NOT* like the Democrats and Republicans. It’s time that we are a far cry from them.

That’s what we should be and what we ought to strive for, not to be a carbon copy of either the Democrats or the Republicans. What will it take for the immensely milquetoast LINOs in my Party to fathom that? Seriously!