I am pleased as punch with this report from the good folk down in Arkansas. There is very little more satisfying, to a person like myself, than seeing people pick up a ball I threw on the field and running with it. Looks like Arkansas is going for a TD. Here is the report:
As wise men say, “the fight for FREEDOM starts in your own backyard.” And fight for FREEDOM we shall. There are seventy-five counties in Arkansas. That means that there are seventy-five county Sheriff’s serving the great citizens of our great state. Each county Sheriff in Arkansas should have a copy of “The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope”, a well researched book written by former Graham County, Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack. Sheriff Mack, a long time crusader for freedom and individual rights states, “Right now, it is vital that we restore the Constitution as the supreme law of the land. The greatest threat we face today is not terrorists; it is our own federal government. If America is conquered or ruined it will be from within, not a foreign enemy.” Not only should our Sheriff’s have a copy of “The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope”, but they should also have a copy of Congressman Ron Paul’s book, “The Revolution: A Manifesto.” Additionally, our Governor Mike Beebe, and our four Congressmen and both Senators should receive a copy of each book as well. I believe it would also be a good idea to ensure that Governor Beebe, our four Congressmen, our State Treasurer, Attorney General, Lt. Governor, and both our Senators receive a copy of Thomas E. Woods, Jr., newest book, “Meltdown: A Free Market Look at Why the Stock Market Collapsed, the Economy Tanked, and Government Bailouts Will Make things Worse.”
The Arkansas FREEDOM Book Drive is inspired by the valiant efforts of Campaign for Liberty Patriot Michael Maresco, the LibertyRider who pedaled his bicycle across America to promote Ron Paul during his presidential campaign. Thursday night I had the privilege and honor of having Michael as a guest on Patriot Pastor’s Radio. You can listen to the archived version online on your computer here or download it direct to your Ipod. Michael will soon be heading out for a second journey, pedaling his bicycle from sea to shining sea for the noble and just cause of sweet liberty. During his journey, he will be passing out books to county Sheriffs and county executives along the way.
Unfortunately, Michael’s journey will not permit him to pass through Arkansas (view the map here). However, we Arkansans can take up the slack and ensure our Sheriff’s each receive a copy of Sheriff Mack’s and Ron Paul’s books.
During the radio show with guest Michael Maresco, I made a personal pledge that if our four congressmen co-sponsor HR 1207, I would allow my son to cut the hair off the top of my head. I have a full head of hair, but at my age, once it’s cut, it may not grow back. Please note that I did not say “shave”. However, he will use the WAHL with no attachments, so afterwards my head will look like a five o’clock shadow on the full moon.
If you already have copies of any of the three books listed and would like to donate them to be used for the Arkansas FREEDOM Book Drive, please mail them to:
203 Blakehill Loop
Hot Springs, AR 71913-9169
We’ll certainly need your donations to purchase the books, packaging materials, and postage. We will hand deliver all the books we can with your help, but we may have to snail mail some books if we have no one to deliver them personally in certain areas of the state. Each package we hand deliver or snail mail will include a nice letter from myself, the regional coordinators, and will contain Campaign for Liberty literature including information in regards to H.R. 1207. There will be no advertisements in the packages as they are strictly C4L and issue related. I know a couple of you are running for office, however, as a 501c4 Lobbying organization, we cannot include any potential political candidate’s campaign information in our deliveries, not even Congressman Paul’s if he were running for office.
The cost of the books alone is $1,953.30. This does not include taxes (if any), shipping and handling fee’s, package materials, C4L literature, postage, and perhaps a price break for bulk rates. I do know that Sheriff Mack’s book in bulk is sold at $8.00 per book, $9.00 single. I will try to get a better bulk rate price, but there is no guarantee that Mr. Mack could or would take a smaller bulk rate. I believe this would be up to his publisher. If you would like to help out financially (and we DO need your financial help), please make out checks or money orders to Campaign for Liberty (donations are NOT tax deductible) and write “project Arkansas” in the ‘for’ or memo section of the check or money order and mail to:
Campaign for Liberty
6186 Old Franconia Rd. Ste B
Alexandria, VA 22310
Number of Book’s we will need:
“The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope- 82 x $8.00= $656.00
“The Revolution, A Manifesto- 82 x $13.65= $1, 119.30
“Meltdown- A minimum of 10 x $17.80= $178.00
Total- $1,953.30 (does not include tax, shipping and handling fee’s, package materials, C4L literature, postage, etc.