September 2022

Volume 51:09

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Kerry Morgan: Not Just Another Supreme Court Candidate

By Scotty Boman, Editor

Kerry Morgan
Kerry L Morgan
Kerry Morgan Esq. is the Libertarian Party's nominee for the Michigan Supreme Court. The Libertarian Party of Michigan nominated him at its Summer convention in Holland Michigan on July 9th 2022. Michigan Supreme court justice is the only non-partisan office to which partisan state conventions can nominate candidates. The current court is composed of justices that were nominated by the Democratic or Republican parties. This isn't Morgan's first run. He also ran for SCOTSOM in the 2020, 2018, 2016, 2014, 2012, and 2006 Elections. While he is a well-qualified candidate for this office, his accomplishments and efforts as an attorney are significant and more people in the liberty movement should take note.

The "Stay at Home" Order's Slave Era Roots

On June 19th of 2020, Kerry Lee Morgan & Randall A. Pentiuk represented the LONANG Institute in filing an Amicus Curiae Brief. The brief supported the Michigan legislature's opposition to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's orders that violated people's rights to travel and peaceably assemble. The LONANG institute is a Michigan-based non-profit whose name is an acronym for "Laws of Nature and Nature's God." The phrase is commonly found in formative documents that assert natural rights.

Kerry Morgan Pulls no Punches

The brief condemns the orders when they say, in part,
They trample down due process and the Article I rights of the people, and constitute unlawful preventative detention of persons who have done nothing to their neighbor except breathe. They resurrect the spirit of Monarchy, of Queen Anne and King George I and revive the slave codes of our former British and continental masters. They ignore human liberties, impair our freedoms and subject ten million people to the policeman's club and jailhouse for nothing more than the attempted enjoyment of Constitutional rights and basic human freedom.
The brief further recognizes that the substance of Whitmer's orders requiring sheltering-in-place and prohibiting social gatherings, were also previously imposed upon African-American slaves, residing In the Royal Colony Of Virginia while Governed by English monarchs. This historical precedent shows that the Governor's Orders treat all Michiganders as though they were her slaves--to command as she willed. The act that served as "precedent" begins on the 31st page of this PDF document.

Kerry Morgan Takes on the Bump-Stock Ban

As part of the legal team representing Gun Owners of America, Morgan filled a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court over the bump stock ban (docketed March 16 2022). The case before the court is Gun Owners of America vs. Merrick B. Garland. The ban was imposed without any lawmaking by Congress. Instead the BATFE simply defined "bumpstocks" as machineguns, then applied the existing ban on unregistered machineguns, to bump-stocks. Litigants had already challenged this absurd definition, but Courts applied a principle (or doctrine) of judicial review called "Chevron Deference." The rationale is that if Congress gave a regulatory body authority to administer a law, that they were also authorized to make determinations regarding ambiguities in the law. So Courts often (though not always), dismiss challenges to federal agency interpretations based on the principle that they should defer the decision to the agency or bureau. Morgan eloquently challenges the notion that there is any ambiguity and argues that the Chevron Deference doesn't apply in this case. The petition also points out that the BATFE had previously allowed bumpstocks and that the Federal government had waived the Chevron Deference. The tortured litigation history can be found under "statement of the case," in this document. An abbreviated summary is available here: https://www.scotusblog.com/2022/03/the-federal-ban-on-bump-stocks-and-the-requirements-of-appellate-service/

Equality as a Law of Nature

In 2006 Michiganders successfully passed the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative which ended most state-sponsored preferential treatment, based race, sex, or ethnicity. That year Libertarians were unified in supporting the popular measure while the gubernatorial candidates of every other political party took the unpopular position of supporting a continuance of state-sponsored bigotry. Unfortunately, Harvard University and the University of North Carolina continue to discriminate against people based on their so-called race. Kerry Morgan recently filed the brief regarding a case before SCOTUS. In it Morgan supports petitioners' challenge to Harvard's unconstitutional use of racial factors in college admissions. The cases were Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College and for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina, et al... The brief is for the LONANG Institute as Amicus Curiae in support of the petitioners. It is an example of arguing from the law of nature as incorporated into the American System of law by the Declaration of Independence and as subsequently reflected in the Constitution and federal civil rights statutes.

Kerry Morgan Applies Intended Meanings

While some of the doctrines cited may seem archaic, authors penned words with specific meanings. Careful attention to the cultural and philosophical context in which writers composed formative documents is essential to an accurate interpretation of the written words. Morgan's analysis reveals why phrases like, "Laws of Nature and Nature's God," appear in formative documents. In other words, it clarifies the meaning of the body of work. Here Morgan argues that equality before the law implies impartiality and that the intended meaning of "equal" in the Fourteenth Amendment was that the state be "no respecter of persons." He points out that some arguments for other meanings advanced by the State of Colorado have the effect of reviving the notorious "Separate but Equal" doctrine. The Supreme Court previously rejected it.

Strange Fruit Not New

Though these rationales appear to be new fruit, they are unacceptable rationales, because they are plucked from the old judicially planted tree of Plessy v. Ferguson, 163 U.S. 537 (1896). Then, it was "separate but equal." Now, it is "diverse but equal." Thereafter, according to Brown v. Bd. of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954), it was "separate is inherently unequal." Amicus urge this Court to follow in Brown's footsteps and declare "diversity is inherently unequal." "Diversity" must be subordinate to equality, not the other way around. Achieving legitimate diversity means achieving it through the equality principle, not in defiance thereof, or as an exception to equality. Respondent's diversity is inherently unequal. Diversity can never be a trump card on equality according to the Law of Nature.
If elected, Kerry Morgan would bring much needed qualities to the Michigan Supreme Court. His historical insights, legal scholarship, and passion for liberty, (with impartial governance) are unimpeachable. Contact Kerry here: https://www.martindale.com/attorney/kerry-lee-morgan-2161158/#contactForm Editors note: Kerry Lee Morgan is also author of "Real Choice, Real Freedom: In American Education" which is available on Amazon.

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Summer of Outreach Continues Into Fall

This Summer Gubernatorial nominee Mary Buzuma met up with Mancelona Township Trustee Donna Gundle-Krieg at the Cheboygan County Fair.
This Summer Gubernatorial nominee Mary Buzuma met up with Mancelona Township Trustee Donna Gundle-Krieg at the Cheboygan County Fair.
Summer 2022 was a busy time for Libertarian activists. Activists volunteered, for outreach efforts, all over the state. This article includes pictures and commentary from those events. Before reflecting on the past, please read about these September volunteer opportunities...

Summer's Ended and the Allegan County Fair Begins!

By Mary Buzuma, Gubernatorial nominee

This year the Libertarian Party of West Michigan will host a booth at the Allegan County Fair from September 9 - September 17, 2022. The fair is located at 150 Allegan County Fair Drive, Allegan, MI 49010.

Our booth this year is located in Red Industrial Building just inside the main gate. Look for the huge chicken. It's a prime location between the main gate and kiddie midway and traffic is heavy during fair time which is from 11am - 10pm.

Volunteers Needed!

The LPWM needs volunteers to help man the booth during prime time which is late afternoon to evening and on weekends. It's a great opportunity to promote the Libertarian Party, as well as our candidates. This is a fresh new opportunity for activists, who enjoyed Summer events, to continue outreach. Volunteers will be given a free pass to the fair which will save you the $8 admission fee.

Escort Libby Through Allegan

Parade is Monday September 12th at 7pm. Parade will start downtown Allegan at 6:30pm. Volunteer to walk with the "Lady Liberty" statue.

Go to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13k58rkh9Nbkk_lZ2RXgXqbCt4F9zUoPHJPx-jk-ZXW0/edit#gid=1314158478 to sign up for a date and time. Contact Mary Buzuma: mary.buzuma@att.net or text to 757-748-5606 with your address to receive your free ticket.

For more info on the fair: https://allegancountyfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/2022_AlleganCoFair_OnlineBrochure-1-1.pdf

Wayne County LP has Summer Picnic, Plans for September 10th Dally

Summer Fun! The Libertarian Party of Wayne County held it's third annual picnic in Grosse Point Park.
Summer Fun! The Libertarian Party of Wayne County held it's third annual picnic in Grosse Pointe Park.
The Libertarian Party of Wayne County first scheduled a Picnic in 2020 when they realized they didn't have a Dally in the Alley to look forward to. then again in 2021. The Dally in the Alley is back as the COVID-19 malaise recedes in the rear-view mirror, but the picnic has become as tradition.

Speaking of the Dally in the Alley, we need volunteers. Please email Scotty Boman at ScottyEducation@yahoo.com if you are able to volunteer between 11 AM and 9 PM (on Sept 10th) for the WCLP outreach booth.

Protest Against Police Brutality Also in Wayne County

Detroit Residents Advancing Civilian Oversight (DRACO), a non-partisan group founded by Scotty Boman, is organizing a protest for police accountability and against brutality. It will be at 1:00 PM on September 6 at 1:00 PM outside the 36th District Court in Detroit. Arrive 15 minutes early. Please link to the Facebook event post or contact Scotty if you can help.

Summer Success in Northern Michigan

By Cory Dean, Northern Michigan affiliate Chair

Summer activism! Northern Michigan Libertarians. Pictures from Cory DeanSummer activism! Northern Michigan Libertarians and northern Michigan Fair Queen. Pictures from Cory Dean Summer activism! Northern Michigan Libertarians and Northern Michigan Fair Queen. Pictures from Cory Dean
The Northwestern Michigan Fair was a big success!! (in my opinion) we talked to countless people who appreciated us taking the time to be there! We handed out hundreds of pocket constitutions, commemorative freedom coins and LP rack cards. Opened a lot of eyes and planted a lot of seeds!!! it was a big step in the right direction...

Thanks to everyone who pitched in!!

Ann Arbor Art Fairs: A Summer Tradition

Secretary of State Candidate Greg Stempfle and Governor Candidate Mary Buzuma at the Ann Arbor Art Fair Outreach Booth.
Secretary of State Candidate Greg Stempfle and Governor Candidate Mary Buzuma at the Ann Arbor Art Fair Outreach Booth.
One huge event was the Ann Arbor Art Fairs. Huron Raisin Chair Larry Johnson has kept this outreach effort going for a number of years.

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Officers & Staff

General Contact: Libertarian Party of Michigan: PO Box 27065, Lansing, MI 48909; Phone: 888.FREE.NOW.

Chair: Joe Brungardt. chair@michiganlp.org
First Vice Chair: Mike Saliba. vcaffiliates@michiganlp.org
Second Vice Chair: Mary Buzuma. vcpoliticaldirector@michiganlp.org
Secretary: Daniel Ziemba. secretary@michiganlp.org
Treasurer: Norman Peterson. treasurer@michiganlp.org
District 1 Rep: Ryan Roberts. dist1rep@michiganlp.org
District 2 Rep: Steven Fox. dist2rep@michiganlp.org
District 3 Rep: Jordan Martin. dist3rep@michiganlp.org
District 4 Rep: Rich Theelon. dist4rep@michiganlp.org
District 5 Rep: Dave Canny dist5rep@michiganlp.org
District 6 Rep: Brandon Warzbyok. dist6rep@michiganlp.org
District 7 Rep: Brian Ellison. dist7rep@michiganlp.org
District 8 Rep: Joe Hartman. dist8rep@michiganlp.org
District 9 Rep: Mike Saliba. dist9rep@michiganlp.org
District 10 Rep: Kyle McCauley. dist10rep@michiganlp.org
District 11 Rep: Bruce Jacquays. dist11rep@michiganlp.org
District 12 Rep: Daniel Muehl-Miller. dist12rep@michiganlp.org
District 13 Rep: Vacant. dist13rep@michiganlp.org
District 14 Rep: Scotty Boman. dist14rep@michiganlp.org

Judicial Committee Members

Connor Nepomuceno. judicialcommittee@michiganlp.org
Robert Roddis. judicialcommittee@michiganlp.org
Joshua Smith. judicialcommittee@michiganlp.org


Webmaster: Vacant. Webmaster@MichiganLP.org
Communications Director: Connor Nepomuceno cjnepo1@gmail.com
Newsletter Editor: Scotty Boman. newsletter@michiganlp.org
Social Media Director: Connor Nepomuceno cjnepo1@gmail.com
Historical Committee Chair: Emily Salvette esalvette@gmail.com

Affiliate Contacts

Capital Area: Luke Sciberras, Chair. 248-302-1064, capitalarealp@gmail.com
Genesee County: Chair David Canny, cannyds@gmail.com.
Huron-Raisin: Larry Johnson, 734-320-7237, MichLibertarian@gmail.com
Jackson-Hillsdale: Norman Peterson, (269) 330-2980 norman.peterson@comcast.net
Isabella County (Affiliate Applicant): Stephanie Dunn, 989-572-4450, stephaniedunn111969@gmail.com
Lapeer County: Kyle McCauley, (248) 974-5085.
Livingston County: James Weeks II, (810) 422-8769, j.weeks@riseup.net
Macomb County: Mike Saliba, MacombLP@mail.com
Northern Michigan: Corey Dean phone (231) 590-8290 or email cory0269@yahoo.com
Oakland County: Connor Nepomuceno, cjnepo1@gmail.com at (508) 579-7878
Southwest Michigan: Jason Brandenburg. swmi4liberty@be-innovative.net
Straits Area: Chair Andy Evans, (231) 625-8403, . amevans_1968@yahoo.com
straitslp.com or facebook.com/StraitsAreaLP
Upper Peninsula Libertarian Party: Chair Ryan Roberts, (906) 420-2995, UPLP.org. ryan_r03@hotmail.com
Wayne County: Andrew Chadderdon, andrew.chadderdon@gmail.com
West Michigan: Steve Fox . (616) 406-7784, Email Steve Fox at sfoxphoto@gmail.com or call (616) 633-8390.

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Upcoming Events

Please contact local affiliate officers (see above listing) to learn how to get involved in their meetings.

The Michigan Libertarian recommends contacting an affiliate officer or check the Website (or Facebook page) associated with the meeting host (if they have one) before arriving at a meeting. Some meetings can get canceled, or locations can change with short notice.

September 1, 2022 - Special LNC Meeting, 8:30 PM
The LNC will be specifically meeting to discuss issues surrounding the Libertarian Party of New Mexico.
The LPNM disaffiliated itself and has stated that it won't necessarily list the LP Nominee for President on its ballot line.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvcuyhqzgsHNYJ73bAbVGgxr3MerdtgJej.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The Secretary has created a OneNote for this meeting which will be populated throughout the week. You can find the link here: https://tinyurl.com/1Sept2022LNCMeeting

September 1, 2022 - Livingston County Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Brewery Becker. 500 W Main St, Brighton, MI, 48116.
For more information, contact James Weeks II at 810.422.8769 or email jamestweeks@outlook.com.

September 4, 2022 - Lapeer County Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
E.G Nicks Grill & Tavern. 825 S Main St, Lapeer, MI 48446.
For more information, contact Kyle McCauley at 248.974.5085.

September 6-17, 2022 - Libertarian Party of West Michigan Outreach at Allegan County Fair, 11 AM to 11 PM
Location and time TBA
Once again, the Libertarian Party of West Michigan plans to have a booth at the Allegan County Fair. Volunteers are needed as the booth must be manned throughout the fair.
For more information, Contact Mary Buzuma at Mary Buzuma.

September 7, 2022 - Southwest Michigan Libertarian Party Affiliate Meeting, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Traveler's Cafe and Pub. 5225 Portage Rd. Portage, MI 49002
For more information, contact Jason Brandenburg email at swmi4liberty@be-innovative.net

September 8, 2022 - Huron-Raisin Affiliate Meeting, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Wurst Bar, 705 W. Cross St. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
For more information, contact Larry Johnson at 734-475-9792 or email michlibertarian@gmail.com or call (734) 320-7237

September 10, 2022 - Straits Area LP (SALP) Business Meeting
Hoppies @ Pellston Airport. 1395 US-31, Pellston, MI, 49769
For more information, contact Andy Evans at (231) 625-8403 or email amevans_1968@yahoo.com.

September 10, 2022 - Dally in the Alley, Libertarian Party of Wayne County Outreach, 10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Just South of Wayne State. The block bounded by 2nd and 3rd Avenues, and by Handcock and Forest. Detroit, MI 48201.
We are badly in need of volunteers. Please email Scotty Boman at ScottyEducation@yahoo.com if you can help.
The actual event is 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Event website: https://dallyinthealley.com/.
No glass containers, liquor (Beer permitted) or pets allowed.
For more information, contact Andrew Chadderdon, andrew.chadderdon@gmail.com

September 14, 2022 - Libertarian Party of Wayne County Monthly Meeting, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Habib's Cuisine, 14316 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126, USA.
Please visit the Libertarian Party of Wayne County's new Website for updates.
For more information, contact Andrew Chadderdon, andrew.chadderdon@gmail.com

September 17, 2022 - Gregory Stempfle for Secretary of State FUNdraising Banquet 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Votes recieved by our Secretary of State Candidate determines where our party appears on the ballot. Helping this candidate, helps all of our candidates in future elections!
South Lyon Hotel. 201 N Lafayette St, South Lyon
$55 per person $100 per couple. Sign up here.

September 18, 2022 - Capital Area Affiliate Meeting 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Reno's North (16460 Old U.S. 27) Lansing, MI
Contact Luke Sciberras at 248-302-1064 or email capitalarealp@gmail.com for event details and instructions to join.

September 18, 2022 - Lapeer County Monthly Meeting, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
E.G Nicks Grill & Tavern. 825 S Main St, Lapeer, MI 48446.
For more information, contact Kyle McCauley at 248.974.5085.

September 20, 2022 - Upper Peninsula Libertarian Party Affiliate Meeting, 8:00 PM.
The UPLP will be holding this meeting by Zoom Teleconference. Please link to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89324982981
The Meeting ID is 893 2498 2981 and one can call (312) 626-6799, and enter the Meeting ID, to join.
Everyone interested in learning about the UPLP and the Libertarian Party is welcome to join.
If you would like to get involved please contact Ryan Roberts ryan_r03@hotmail.com, (906) 420-2995] or Joshua Jongema.cannyds@gmail.com.

September 20, 2022 - Libertarian Party of Isabella County Meeting (Affiliate Applicant), Start time TBA PM.
Biggby Coffee 210 S. Mission St., Mt Pleasant, MI 48858.
To confirm the meeting email Stephanie Dunn at: stephaniedunn111969@gmail.com or call at (989) 572-4450

September 21, 2022 - Jackson-Hillsdale Affiliate Meeting 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Steve's Ranch Restaurant. 311 W Louis Glick Hwy, Jackson, MI
Contact Norman Peterson, (269) 330-2980 norman.peterson@comcast.net August Guest Speakers: Speaker: Mr. Neal Rohrs, President, Diversified Financial Advisors.
Topic: Five Steps To Take Power Away From The Deep State.


September 21, 2022 - Libertarian Party of Oakland County Affiliate Meeting, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM.
Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern. 30450 Telegraph Road, Bingham Farms, MI 48025.
Business starts at 7:00 PM. To confirm the meeting email Connor Nepomuceno at: cjnepo1@gmail.com or call at (508) 579-7878

September 25, 2022 - Libertarian Party of Genesee County Affiliate Meeting, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM.
White Horse Tavern. 621 W Court St, Flint, MI, 48503.
Business is from Noon to 2:00 PM. To confirm the meeting email Chair David Canny, cannyds@gmail.com.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LPGCMI

September 26, 2022 - Libertarian Executive Committee Meeting 7:30 PM
Please contact an LEC officer or LPM affiliate leader for the Zoom link.

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