LPM Online

September 5, 2006

  1. Upcoming Events

    September 05, 2006 - 11:00 AM
    This two day event is scheduled to memorialize Tom Croslin and Rollie Rohm, murdered five years ago for their million-dollar piece of campground property known as Rainbow Farm..... On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 5 and 6, there will be a vigil at the Capitol building in Lansing.
    Location: in front of the State Capitol, Lansing, MI
    Contact: Kathy Kennedy Phone: (517) 482-6028 Email: jamesparker2@earthlink.net

    September 05, 2006 - 5:00 PM
    Last day to RSVP for 12th & 13th event
    Location: Macomb Community College
    Contact: Sarah Lester Phone: 586-286-2242 Email: Fax 586-286-2250

    September 06, 2006 - 00:00 AM
    This is the second day of a two-day vigil scheduled to memorialize Tom Croslin and Rollie Rohm, murdered five years ago for their million-dollar piece of campground property known as Rainbow Farm.....
    Location: the Capitol building in Lansing
    Contact: Kathy Phone: (517) 482-6028 Email: tribe@drugsense.org

    September 09, 2006 - 10:00 AM
    Dally in the Alley. There will be a Libertarian information booth there. Thousands of people attend this grassroots festival.
    Location: West Forest St. and Second Ave. (Whole block) Detroit, Michigan. South of Wayne State University
    Contact: Scotty Boman Phone: 313-247-2052 Email: scottyeducation@yahoo.com

    September 11, 2006 - 6:30 PM
    Meeting of the Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, Branch, and Calhoun County Libertarian Party
    Location: TGI Friday's
    Contact: Kai Phillips Phone: 1-888-FREENOW Email: kaiphillips@gmail.com

    September 12, 2006 - 10:00 AM
    Meet the Candidate Event. Candidates must RSVP by September 5th
    Location: Macomb Community College (South and Center Campus) www.macomb.edu
    Contact: Sarah Lester Phone: 586-286-2242 Email: mailto:www.macomb.edu

    September 12, 2006 - 7:00 PM
    Please join us as we discuss party business, strategy for the upcoming election and finalizing plans for the liberty banquet.
    Location: The LP of West Michigan will be holding its open executive meeting at the IHOP on East Beltline in Grand Rapids (near Knapp's corner).
    Contact: Eric Larson Phone: 616-949-2844 Email: chair@lpwm.org

    September 12, 2006 - 7:30 PM
    Capital Area Libertarian Party monthly meeting. Discussion of upcoming election and moving the office to Michigan Avenue.
    Location: Barley's Grill, 727 E Miller Rd., Lansing phone 882-7297
    Contact: Will Tyler White Phone: 517 349-3806 Email: whitewi5@msu.edu

    September 13, 2006 - 10:00 AM
    Meet the candidate event. 10 AM to 4:00 PM TO PARTICIPATE YOU MUST RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 5TH
    Location: Macomb Community College For campus location information visit: www.macomb.edu
    Contact: Sarah Lester Phone: 586-286-2242 Email: Fax 586-286-2250

    September 14, 2006 - 6:00 PM
    This will be an interesting meeting. Dinner is optional. The Public is welcome to attend.
    Location: The Libertarian Party of Southwest Michigan will hold it's next meeting at the Benton Habor IHOP. The IHOP restaurant is on Pipestone Road just 100 yards West of the I-94 exit.
    Contact: Bill Bradley Phone: 269 637-4525 Email: wbradley@i2k.com

    For more events, see the online calendar at:

  2. Schwartz & Creswell on TV — by Leonard Schwartz

    Schwartz and Creswell on Grand Rapids Television

    Leonard Schwartz, LPM's candidate for US senator, and Greg Creswell, LPM's candidate for governor, taped interviews for two Grand Rapids TV stations last week.

    Fred Martino, news director of public television station WGVU-TV, interviewed each of them for a half-hour for "WGVU Newsmakers with Fred Martino." The show is broadcast at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays and rebroadcast at
    10:30 am on Sundays. To find out which week these interviews will be broadcast, check the schedule at www.wgvu.org/tv/index.html.

    Rick Albin, political reporter at NBC affiliate WOOD-TV, conducted shorter interviews.

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  3. Remembering Rollie Rohm and Tom — by Scotty Boman

    An open letter to those concerned with the Rainbow Farms Massacre (See event schedule: Sept 4th , 5th & 6th)

    Dear freedom lovers:

    I regret being unable to attend the activities being held this week pertaining to the killings of Rollie Rohm and Tom "Grover" Crosslin. My work schedule and distance make my participation Neely impossible. But if I could attend I would.

    I remember, with great fondness, attending the roach roast in 2000. It was one of the most inspiring weekends of my life. I have never been around nicer people, nor been the guest of more generous hosts. No one was harmed by this gathering, and I think many people were better for having been there.

    Regardless of the details, one thing is clear. These men died because our government is out of control. In their zeal to enforce intrusive laws, politicians have created a law enforcement culture where-in their agents can kill decent citizens, and feel confident that they will get away with it.

    While you may not hear about us in the media, there are decent people running for office who respect individual rights. Some of them, like myself, are with the Libertarian Party. We believe in the right of all people to their own life. Specifically, our platform calls for an end to drug prohibition and confiscatory taxes. In short, we support the kind of society in which these two gentlemen would still be alive.

    Don't give up.
    My prayers are with you.
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  4. Letter Writers Alert! — by Scotty Boman

    I read a disturbing editorial in Sunday's Free Press.
    Here is the link to it:


    They should get lots of letters in response to this. Regardless of how one feels about the MCRI, their suggestions, if put into law, would effectively end citizen inspired ballot initiatives, and ballot access by petition.
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  5. Schwartz and Creswell on TV! — by Eric Larson

    The show time for Leonard Schwartz is 9/20/06 at 6 PM and for Greg Creswell is 9/27/06 at 6 PM. Please tune in to WGVU TV for those episodes. These will air on channel 35 for the Grand Rapids metro area.
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  6. Liberty Fest Facing Cancellation: No Affiliates Interested — by Scotty Boman

    The Libertarian Party of Michigan’s annual Liberty Fest has traditionally been held in the second week of November. With that date only a couple of months away, no affiliate has yet expressed interest. Since this event has always been hosted by an affiliate (which can keep money earned there-in) it will be cancelled by default.

    Perhaps that date is too close to the election. If an affiliate is interested in hosting it at a later date, say early December, they need to make their intentions clear to the LEC. They need to do so at once.
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