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Offline ZakCarter

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Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham may call them “Wacko Birds” and the Republican Party leadership seems to have a love hate relationship with it’s libertarian wing, but it seems the GOP just might have to fully embrace them if it ever wants to win a national election again.  Most of the country knows about Ron and Rand Paul, but I think it’s time we meet some of the libertarian activists who are working behind the scenes to make the Republican Party a party the Millennials want to stay at past 2 AM and cook breakfast for in the morning.

Justin Machacek is a 4 time Emmy award winning television producer, independent faith-based filmmaker, and promotional creative.  He serves as the president of Reel Deal Productions, Inc. and is the Senior On Air Producer for one of the largest Christian television networks in the world.  Justin has worked closely with many of the most prominent Christian ministries and faith-based media organizations in America.   He was also a spokesman for Evangelicals for Ron Paul 2012 and now along with Pastor Brian Jacobs (Pastor Jacobs worked closely with Rev. Billy Graham in the past and more recently served as spokesman of Christians for Ron Paul 2012) head up the newly formed American Liberty Association. 

  “The American Liberty Association was established to provide a platform for individuals who believe in Judeo-Christian values and a libertarian political philosophy.  At the heart of our organization we believe that everyone has been endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that these God-given rights cannot be given or taken away by any government, and that when a government attempts the abridgement of these rights we as individuals are not only justified, but obligated to appeal to heaven.”

Robin Koerner is a British permanent resident of the USA and founder of, a website dedicated to providing articles translated into English written about the U.S. by foreigners with the goal of helping to raise level of debate, open minds, and promote under­standing among the people of the world.   Robin, with his global perspective on things here in America, has become increasing concerned with what he sees as an unnecessary and false left/right divide that needs to be redefined for the times we find ourselves living in, and has come up with out of the box ways to help us get there. 

When Rand Paul said this “We’ve got to appeal to younger voters, the West Coast, people who view Republicans as in league with crony capitalists and the wealthy, and those who are suspicious of endless foreign interventions, otherwise, we are going to become a niche product for red states.”  Robin Koerner was already there with a movement to help make it happen - -

(Robin has just recently launched State and City chapters for the Blue Republicans, which was the largest coalition to support Ron Paul’s 2012 campaign, and was featured both on Ron Paul’s campaign website and in the wikipedia article about the Ron Paul 2012 campaign.)

John Ramsey and Preston Bates were behind the most effective Super Pac of 2012, hands down - - 9 out of the 10 republican candidates they supported won their elections – contrast that to Karl Roves less than 2% success rate last year and it really seems that it should be John and Preston offering advice on Fox News and not Mr. Rove. Liberty for All was formed to accomplish a single goal: “to put America back on track by helping to elect candidates who understand that limited government is the basis of security, prosperity and peace” – and you might really want to know what these guys have in store for 2014 and 2016.

Matt Nye is a relative newcomer to politics, but has made his presence felt at all levels. In 2009 he organized the Brevard Tea Parties, the largest of which drew almost 4,000 people to the Space Coast Stadium on the July 4th holiday. In 2011 he was elected Chair of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida, and just this year elected National Chairman of the RLC, the leading organization promoting a pro-liberty philosophy within the Republican Party.  The RLC has been advocating libertarians to work within the GOP since it was founded in 1991, and has recently experienced an explosion in growth and support.  -

Will the GOP allow itself to be remade or will it push away these activists who may be it’s only chance at future success?  Gov. Bobby Jindal did say they “need to stop being the stupid party,”  but will they listen, or will it be more of the same with John McCain and Jeb Bush charting the course for this party to future defeats at the ballot box?

Alex Jones - Please interview these guys!:)

In Liberty, Zak Carter
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I've got a plan to help them Constitutionary!

Free and Equal Elections Foundation hosted the 2012 “3rd Party” Presidential debates that were moderated by Larry King and Thom Hartmann and viewed by an estimated global audience of 20 million people.  I’ve left Free & Equal, but I have even bigger plans moving forward.  I don't believe that one organization should ever have control of the presidential debates, even the open ones.

4 Point Plan to Damage the Commission on Presidential Debates in 2016.

1 - Hosting the debates in LA and NYC.  While I got lucky with helping to bring Larry King in to moderate the Chicago debate, I wasn’t so lucky in DC. While Thom Hartmann is well known, he’s not nearly as big as the names who were interested in moderating the 2nd debate had we been in LA or NYC. Larry King generated incredible amounts of press for that debate, and I plan on bringing in more names the entire country knows and cameras can’t help but follow to moderate the debates in 2016.  (Both Jon Stewart and Phil Donahue were interested if we had been in NYC, as were Ricki Lake and Martin Sheen had we been in LA.)
2 - Two tiers of sponsors. Our second tier sponsors will expand on the 57 media and organization sponsors F&E had for the 2012 debates. These sponsors paid nothing, but reported on the debates and helped spread word of them.  The first tier sponsors will be the real game changer in 2016 – organizations and companies that will sponsor us financially, enabling us to then take that money to the networks to run promotional ads in addition to broadcasting our debates.   RT America, Al Jazeera, Free Speech TV,, Link TV and CSPAN all broadcast the 2012 debates, and I’m going to work hard to get at least one of the major networks to join that list in 2016.
3 - In the summer of 2012 a handful of Gary Johnson supporters were able to get through to 2 companies and 1 organization (Phillips, BBH New York and the YWCA) that had been sponsors of the CPD’s debates and educate them about their debates being closed.  I was late on the ball in trying to bring them on as sponsors of the debates in 2012, but I plan on really promoting this approach in 2016 to starve the CPD of their sponsorship dollars, and doing all we can to welcome these companies and orgs on as sponsors of the open debates. If we can get just one of these companies to sponsor them, it will create an opportunity for a national news story.
4 - At least 8 to 10 debates. We’ll start the 2016 debates late spring/early summer, and space them out so that the last one takes place right before the CPD’s debates start. Last year viewers could vote online for their favorites, and I plan on expanding that to voting via text message, with one candidate going home after every debate until 2 are left at the last debate. The plan is to create demand for the candidates to be included in the CPD’s debates. If they don’t allow them to their debate, the American people will become very aware of the fraud, and we’ll publicly invite the D/R candidates to our platform while we continue hosting debates with our two remaining candidates on the same nights the CPD’s debates are held to include the VP’s. We’ll ignore them just as they’ve ignored us. We also plan for reality TV shows that showcase each of the candidates before the first debate airs.

I really think we can shake things up!