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John Wayne Smith for Governor of Florida/LIBERTARIAN

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John Wayne Smith on the issues for Florida Governor …

John Wayne Smith on the issues for Florida Governor
Personal History of Candidate

Presented by The Highlands Tea Party http://thehighlandsteaparty.com /

Prepared by John Nelson

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  • 1. THE HIGHLANDS TEA PARTY Sebring, Florida http://thehighlandsteaparty.com/
  • 2. John Wayne Smith For Govenor of Florida Party Afflitation Libertarian http:// www.johnwayne4gov.com/about.php
  • 3. John Wayne Smith
  • 4. About John Wayne Smith
    • I was born July 13, 1945 in Leesburg, Florida. Having spent my boyhood in Florida I graduated from high school here. Joined the U.S. Army in 1965 and received an honorable discharge in 1967. I have been divorced 3 times, fathered 4 children, and raised many more.
    • Currently, I am the CEO of 1000 Planets, Inc. a private space research company, Building a Road to the Stars, and I also work in the construction industry.
  • 5. About John Wayne Smith
    • Originally a Republican, I converted to Libertarian in 1974. Being fiscally conservative and socially tolerant, I soon realized that the Republican Party was being corrupted from within. Even then, the message became water downed and party members were drifting away from the problems encountered by the up and coming neo-cons. In search of a Party that fit my needs I found a new political home with the Libertarian Party, the only party of principle. I have served as Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Florida for 2 years and as a regional Representative for at least 5 years.
    • Leesburg City Commission in 1969, 1970 and 2001
    • Ocala City commission in 1983 Florida House district 25 in 1986
    • Mayor of Ocala in 1985 Florida House district 42 in 2000 and 2004
    • Governor in 2002 and 2006 (I question this fact even thought it was in his data - Govenor of what?)
    • Jeb Bush January 5, 1999 - January 2, 2007 Charlie Crist January 2, 2007 - Incumbent
  • 6. About John Wayne Smith
    • Originally a Republican, I converted to Libertarian in 1974. Being fiscally conservative and socially tolerant, I soon realized that the Republican Party was being corrupted from within. Even then, the message became water downed and party members were drifting away from the problems encountered by the up and coming neo-cons. In search of a Party that fit my needs I found a new political home with the Libertarian Party, the only party of principle. I have served as Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party of Florida for 2 years and as a regional Representative for at least 5 years.
  • 7. About John Wayne Smith
    • Between 1976 and 1980 I was arrested numerous times for not having the proper permits from the state to operate taxicabs and buses.
    • I have been arrested for bigamy once (adjudication withheld-$502 in court cost).
    • My only other arrest has been for civil disobedience, too many times to tell.
    • I declared bankruptcy in 1978 and have over the years refused to pay some bills that I thought were unjust.
  • 8. Life, Liberty, and Property
    • I believe, like the founders of our great country, that the only purpose of government at all levels is to ensure the life, liberty, and property of all individuals within its borders.
  • 9. Transparent Government
    • For a society to maintain it's freedom, it's government MUST remain transparent.
    • Everything the government of the county does must be readily available to the citizens it governs.
    • I will work towards using the internet as one of the primary means of communication with government.
    • All of this software is already available as open-source, which means it is tested, reliable, and most importantly, free!
  • 10. Property Rights
    • I believe that the right to property is an essential part of living in a free society.
    • I believe that your property is YOUR property. If John is doing something that Matt doesn't approve of, Matt's first reaction should not be to use the strong arm of government to force john into submission.
  • 11. Crime
    • I am a proponent of doing what is right, not what is popular and that is why I oppose the county's focus on victimless crimes rather than cracking down on legitimate, violent and property crimes.
    • An exceptional chunk of the sheriff department's budget is spent on investigating drug crimes instead of legitimate crime
    • The purpose of having a justice system in a free society is to provide restitution to the victims of crime.
  • 12. Energy / Carbon Tax, Off Shore Drilliing
    • Carbon taxing, cap and trade etc are all ruses to bring about socialistic change in this country under the guise of safety, wellness and humanitarian needs
    • It is all a sham unless you make the same requirements throughout the entire planet.
    • Any one who knows anything about money will tell you that if you use more money then you make you will eventually go broke.
  • 13. Energy / Carbon Tax, Off Shore Drilliing
    • It would do well for governments to learn more about the economy and how it runs rather then try to bend the outcome to its own will through regulations.
    • The more regulations you have, the more tyrannical the government and the less free companies are to do business.
  • 14. Health Care
    • Most people think that this system needs to be overhauled when in fact it doesn’t; it simply needs to get the government out of the business to begin with.
    • With the government involved there is little to no competition and prices will rise as they always do with monopolized industries.
    • There is nothing wrong with a single payer system so long as 100% of the people get 100% of the coverage at 100% of the facilities 100% of the time.
    • The choice of what cure to use should be between the patient and the doctor. This includes the use of experimental procedures. With government involvement, all of that will disappear.
  • 15. Florida's Education System
    • The public school system has been failing for some time now.
    • Our constitution is changed by voters who add or change it according to what they want done.
    • This is NOT a government problem.
    • The government is there, of, by and for the people. It is the people who have to make the choice .
    • If they choose to take back the responsibility of educating their own children then the public school problem simply disappears.
  • 16. Public Private Partnerships and state offices
    • It has long been said that anything government touches is a waste of taxpayers money and that everything ends up hurting those whom it was originally intended to help.
    • We all know the bureaucracy behind the public school system and what it leads to today
    • Needless to say, the same type of bureaucracy is prevalent in EVERYTHING the government touches.
    • The unintended consequences of government involvement always return to hurt the people.
    • To alleviate the situation the government should deregulate and sell off the institution, thereby decreasing the burden and intrusion into its citizen’s lives.
  • 17. Fiscal Responsibility and The Florida Tax Code
    • This is quite an interesting topic. It appears that most people do not understand what this really entails when it comes to government. They for sure understand it when it comes to their own wallet or pocketbook. They see what not having money does, what kind of problems they face when they don�t have the money in their accounts to pay the bills etc. They also understand what it means to be in debt, to pay interest on that debt etc. Somehow, all of that seems to get lost in the translation when it comes to the government.
  • 18. Fiscal Responsibility and The Florida Tax Code
    • What makes this topic so interesting is that the people themselves are in control of all this and none (or very few) actually realize it. You see, the government only does what the people tell it to. SO when the people say we need food stamps, the government says OK. They then increase its taxes to cover the costs. When the people say they want more schools and better teachers, the government says OK. They then increase its taxes to cover the costs. This cycle keeps going on and on for as many things as the people keep saying they need services.
  • 19. Fiscal Responsibility and The Florida Tax Code
    • The problem comes to a head when the pain of the taxes are so great that he people paying them for services they don’t use begin to stand up and make some noise. The baby that screams the loudest will get fed first and so, the people screaming about the taxes being too high will get some sort of concession to keep them quite and make them feel good. Once quite, then it is back to business as usual.
  • 20. Florida's state rights and the 10th Amendment
    • Every “person” has rights. Those rights should not be infringed upon.
    • ALL rights of a state stem from the people. That’s why we have a government of, by and for the people.
    • Unfortunately people seem to somehow have forgotten this fact.  
    • Enforcing the tenth amendment would be to keep the federal government honest by not allowing it to step outside its jurisdiction.
    • The amendment undeniably confirms these restrictions when it declares that anything not expressly given to the federal government in the Constitution is reserved for the states and people respectively.
  • 21. Florida's state rights and the 10th Amendment
    • HM19: Affirms our 10th Amendment State Sovereignty as assured by the U.S. Constitution and demands that the Federal Government "cease and desist from going beyond the scope" of its Constitutional authority.
    • HB21: This is the "Firearms Freedom Act." It provides that firearms and ammunition manufactured in Florida for personal use will NOT be subject to federal law or regulation.
    • HJR37: "Healthcare Freedom Act" gives Florida the right to ECLINE participation in a nationalized healthcare system.
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    • There is nowhere in the Constitution that provides the federal government permission to do any of this with in the Florida Republic. .
  • 22. CAMPAIGN INFORMATION:
    • We should NOT be silent any longer. The people have been tolerant enough of their government’s behavior but now it is time to put a stop to it all.
    • Every citizen has a job to do when it comes to the government. They should no longer be silent; they should stand up and let their voices be heard.
    • They should scream at the top of their lungs if necessary. Each and every citizen is supposed to hold their government accountable.
    • It is now time to exercise that right.
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    • A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government.
    • -Thomas Jefferson
  • 23. NO SPIN DISCLAIMER
    • There has been no “SPIN” put on this information by the creator or any member of the Tea Party.
    • All information is obtained from the web site “ON THE ISSUES” at issues2000.org and from the Candidates own web sites.

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