Today's Downsizer-Dispatch . . .
Sunday's Downsize DC Conference Call radio show is going to be a repeat of last week's episode. We'll get to that in a moment.
But first, we want to talk about Breakfast with the Babka's -- in New Hampshire, February 24th.
Jim Babka will be giving a speech, at the Free State Project's Liberty Forum. The speech is titled, "How New Hampshire can Change the Federal Government Forever." We'll give you a hint: Jim's speech has something to do with the Read the Bills Act.
The Liberty Forum will be great fun. Other speakers include John Stossel from the ABC Show 20/20, Rob Kampia of the Marijuana Policy Project, and Congressman Ron Paul. There will be some great panel discussions as well with panelists like Ian Bernard of Free Talk Live and Alan Schaeffer of the Alliance for the Separation of School & State.
The New Hampshire Liberty Forum runs from Thursday February 22 to Sunday February 25, 2007 in Concord, New Hampshire. As of right now, Jim Babka speaks on Saturday, February 24.
DC Downsizers can receive a 5% discount on their registration by using the code DOWNDC when they register.
You can learn all about the event here.
And if you use that DOWNDC code, OR you inform the event organizer, Irena Goddard, by email, that you're "coming to the Free State Project Liberty Forum to hear and meet Jim Babka," then you're invited to a private breakfast with Jim and Sue Babka on Saturday morning, February 24.
Jim and Sue want to join you, in a place to be announced, for a low-carb breakfast (a place to be announced that serves good omelets) because Jim's not only working to Downsize DC, but he's also trying to "downsize" his waistline. Jim's proud to report, progress is being made in both places. But you can have pancakes, waffles, muffins, whatever . . . Jim and Sue just want to meet with you in a special setting.
Irena Goddard's email address is igoddard at freestateproject dot org And, by the way, she'll be happy to answer any questions you have about the event.
Registration packages for the event start as low as $60. And friends, it's important that we have DC Downsizers there. Not only will you benefit from coming, but so to will Downsize DC. The more DC Downsizers we have in attendance, the more "buzz" we create for DownsizeDC.org. The more DC Downsizers we have coming, the more everyone in groups of various type will hear about us and take an interest in things like our Read the Bills Act.
It might be that you're quite interested in attending, but can't due to scheduling conflicts or you don't feel you can afford the time. Someone else is just like you. They too are interested, but they lack the funds. Maybe they're a younger, even college age DC Downsizer. If you're interested in offering a scholarship or sponsoring someone else's trip, then please let us know at comments at DownsizeDC dot org. We'll match you up with someone who is interested in attending.
Once again, to learn more or register go to FreeStateProject.org/LibertyForum
Don't forget to use the code DOWNDC for a 5% discount.
And if you're already registered, then please let Liberty Forum organizer Irena Goddard know that, you're "coming to the Free State Project Liberty Forum to see Jim Babka," because if you register with the code or send that exact email, Jim and Sue Babka want to join you for an exclusive breakfast.
Downsize DC Conference Call (radio show)
Due to Super Bowl Sunday, Jim Babka's one hour radio show tomorrow (Sunday, 4 PM Eastern) is a repeat of last week's program. Here's how we promoted it last week . . .
The US Department of Agriculture is attempting to deliver the Mark of the Beast -- literally, they want to compel farmers to mark animals with tags. And apparently, they're not content to stop there.
Big Government loves lists. It wants data about everything to put in these lists. The belief is that government can always improve (Good Government) if it has more information. But we know that equal protection and liberty are both victims of such invasive schemes.
And this case is no different. The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is a corporate, one-world government scheme. That statement doesn't come from a knee-jerk, conspiratorial place. It is in the conglomerates' interest because NAIS serves as a method to open foreign channels of distribution and because NAIS places a much larger proportional burden on their smaller competitors -- especially the family farm. It is part of a larger scheme driven by the Codex Alimentarius system of the World Trade Organization.
NAIS directly threatens the diversity of our food supply and will, in the end, give even greater power to large corporations to set the agenda on food in our country. As we've awakened, as a people, to a new level of health consciousness -- counting carbs, eating more natural foods, and watching our transfats -- the mass production food industry has struggled to adapt. It seems they'd rather not change. Our very right to seek out the foods and supplements we want is under attack. The National Animal Identification Act is part of that assault on our liberty.
On Sunday, my guest on the Downsize DC Conference Call is Celeste Bishop. Celeste was thrust from the tranquil farming life into a crusade opposing partnerships between Big Government and large agri-business that started when she got a 2005 USDA Agriculture Survey and noticed some odd information.
Now, Celeste is currently educating and mobilizing outraged citizens across the country concerned with the dangers of intrusive government farming regulations currently being implemented affecting our privacy, property, and our health. Celeste worked as a contractor for Homeland Security and FEMA, working locally specializing in emergency planning and operations, including the infamous day of 9-11. This gives her some unique insight in how government works.
She is currently the Washington State Coordinator for Liberty Ark and works also closely with NoNAIS.org.
To listen to show (which is sponsored by the Marijuana Policy Project, Gun Owners of America, and your DownsizeDC.org) on the Worldwide Web, click here.
The show also broadcasts on: KLID 1340-AM, Poplar Bluff, Missouri; WBCR 1470-AM Maryville, Tennessee; and WKLP 1390-AM Keyser, West Virginia.
Again, the time for the show is 4 PM Eastern (3 PM Central, 2 PM Mountain, and 1 PM Pacific).
And if you want to take action and send a message opposing NAIS, click here.
Enjoy the show,
Downsize DC Foundation
& DownsizeDC.org, Inc.