Saturday, February 17, 2007

Important message for those who respect private property rights in Fort Wayne

URGENT !!!!!!!!!


Monday, Feb 19
6:00 PM
Piere's Club
St. Joe Rd.
Ft. Wayne, IN

Refreshments will be provided at this no-alcohol event, free of charge.
Please attend this rally to show support for the rights of small business owners and individuals.
Your attendance at this meeting is vital to stopping the trampling of individual fredoms!


My name is Jennifer Griggs, newly elected Chairperson of the Libertarian Party of Allen County. In the past a lot of what we have done has been conducting meetings where we sat around and talked a lot, bit did very little real good as far as touching other peoples lives. During this coming year, I strongly urge you to help the party connect with our community. We all must realize that our true purpose. Behind having this political party is politcal action. Action such as speaking in public places at public events on important subjects. Over the course of the next year we must concentrate on and act on issues that actually matter to our community. We will become leaders, teachers, friends and speakers--but most importantly we will become
activists. And our voices will finally be heard. I challenge you and charge you as a supporter of the ACLP to interact and become one with the community of Allen County--the community we are a part of.

Today, I have found one such issue and I need your immediate attention.

Recently, I met with Todd Smith, Manager of Piere's. We discussed the public rally he has organized to unite small business owners and individuals whose jobs and businesses have been put in jeopardy by the tyranical smoking ordinance the city council has recently imposed.

As you well know, the Libertarian Party of Allen County believes that the rights of adults to
assemble and engage in legal activities in public places and private establishments cannot be compromised. The market must be free and will dicate policy. We as Libertarians believe that the market will eventually create such things as smokers-only establishments, smoke friendly establishments, and non smoking establishments to cater to the diverse range of consumers in our area. We whole-heartedly support the rights of small business owners to decide what does and does not take place in their establishments. And, we whole-heartedly support the right of the individual to choose what type of establishments they frequent. We believe in an individual's responsibility not to impose their values on other individuals.

Let's spread the word and fill the building!! Let's show the county and the local news media how much this issue matters to us!! Let's stand side with the local business owners!! There will be speakers, discussion, and organizing and plan of action to protect our rights. There will also be voter registration available.

Jennifer Griggs
Chair, Libertarian Party of Allen County

This is a big deal all of the local news orginizations will be there and this subject has often created national attention.

United We Stand!

"They that can give up liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
– Benjamin Franklin

FOR more information:

The News-Sentinel article about the rally:


Anonymous said...

I have an idea - lets start a Pierres smoking tax
that Todd Smith and his idiot followers can pay into for all the Medicare claims from smokers.

When will Fort Wayne climb out of its box and see that this crazy smoking ban is working everywhere in the country. People are not going to stop going out.

Anonymous said...

Here is a great question. Are you also for the "Smoker's Bill of Rights" law that the State of Indiana has that prevents employers from offering health insurance premium discounts and other perks to non-smokers ? Yes - it is a law here in the state of Indiana.

Our governer has recognized that smoke-free communities have economic benefits. This law is nuts.

Sarcasm coming: "The people of Fort Wayne should continue to fight against EVERYTHING like they have successfully done the past 50 years."

Charles Darwin said: It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.

The people of Fort Wayne cannot handle change and will spend more energy fighting change than adapting to it.

Tim Zank said...

Anon:"The people of Fort Wayne cannot handle change and will spend more energy fighting change than adapting to it."
Maybe they just don't want to rollover for a local govt. that wants to squash their property rights.

And just because bans are working elsewhere in the country sure as hell doesn't make it right.

And lastly, "People are not going to stop going out." is NOT the point. The point is property rights!!!!

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