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Libertarian News, Views, Discussion and Advocacy from Queens County, New York


Dr. Marcus on COVID Vaccines and Health Freedom

Queens Libertarians will host the return of Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Saul Marcus (ND), at the Takara Sushi restaurant located at 150-11 14th Avenue, Whitestone, New York on Saturday, March 13 at 11:30 am. He will speak on the topic of “The Truth About COVID Vaccines and Health Freedom.” and the best way to promote natural immune wellness in the wake of the constantly evolving “COVID guidance” state and city mandates of 2021.
Are Americans going to be forcibly drugged, with under tested vaccines, in order to be permitted to function in society? Do the first round of vaccines for COVID 19 even work, or will they continue to, given the mutation of the virus? Are there natural alternatives? Dr. Marcus explains many options, some of which he may offer from his practice in Forest Hills. His website is https://saulmarcusnd.com/

Dr. Phil on “Should the Coronavirus Vaccine be Mandated?”

Our Dr. Schoenberg (historian, not MD) has discussed his perspective on whether the COVID vaccine should be mandatory , in New York State or elsewhere, in this article for his American Blog.  While somewhat critical of “anti-vaxxers” who have increasingly objected to the rise in jurisdictions that have introduced legislation to force vaccines on the public, he does note rational reasons why mandating the current vaccine is not recommended or helpful. His approach echoes that of Robert Kennedy Jr, who has recently expressed his own objections to California’s proposed vaccine law. Dr. Phil states:

…First, I go with the wisdom of the crowd. 30% of medical people on the frontlines of fighting this pandemic do not want to take the vaccination at this time. Although it is almost a miracle that we have been able to come up with several vaccinations in less than a year, I share their concern that in the rush to make the vaccine available to the public, inappropriate shortcuts may have been taken, an insufficient safeguard to make sure they work, and they are not harmful. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some of these vaccines are not as effective as touted because people have died after they have been vaccinated or have been vaccinated after they recovered from Coronavirus and came down with it once more. Some possible side effects have been reported. Right now we are in the anecdotal stage, not the scientific stage of evaluating these vaccines. I am not one of those that will never be satisfied but the first rule of medicine, is “Do no harm.”

Second, there are vaccines in the pipeline that are easier to store, easier to use, and only require one application to be completely effective…”    Read the rest

Note: After QL holds a business meeting by phone conference for its February 13 meeting, Queens Libertarians will host the return of Naturopathic Doctor Dr. Saul Marcus (ND), at the Takara Sushi restaurant on Saturday, March 13 at 11:30 am. He will speak on the topic of “The Truth About COVID Vaccines and Health Freedom.”



The Libertarian Populist Revolt Against Short Selling

For those mystified about the complexity of the Gamestop reverse short-selling episode that rocked the markets this past week, the below breakdown on the Hill provides one of the clearest explanations of its implications. In essence, this was Occupy 2.0, only instead of people protesting the financial abuses of the state-subsidized, elite one percenters, this time some middle class investors on Reddit found a way to reverse the flow of profits, from Wall Street to Main Street. As summarized by online commentator ‘Styxhexenhammer666’ (Tarl Warwick):

This was the free market, the de-manipulation of stock prices at work, against a hedge fund that is essentially guaranteed by government and government propped-up central banking, and by so-called ‘private banks’ with a million government loans and contracts. This is essentially an attack on socialism. Just so you know, what Reddit is engaged in, ironically enough, is a libertarian referendum on a socialistic banking system, that favors the rich by structure, because central government tends to pal around with the rich, who donate to their campaigns. That’s basically what this is.”

Yee: Dr. Jo Jorgensen Was Swindled!

QL member and alumni Alton Yee has commented (in letters to the Editor, and to the Jorgensen campaign) on the strange numerical issues of the 2020 election as it bears on LP candidate Dr. Jo Jorgensen’s national totals. It appears she was “Dominioned” out of 11 million votes!  It also seems that there are not enough votes available to realistically account for the 81+ million ballots for Biden:

…I was heartened to see that Dr. Jorgensen had won 1,740,796 votes, or 1.2 percent of the total votes cast, which was “more votes, and a higher percentage of the vote, than all twelve presidential campaigns in the party’s history, except one.” I found it concerning, however, after I calculated the total votes cast in the 2020 Election based on the 1.2% of the votes she received.

If you remember from your College math, you can do this by solving for x: 0.012x = 1,740,796, which transposes to: x = 1,740,796 / 0.012, and when solved, shows x as 145,066,333, which is the total number of votes cast in the 2020 Election. (How does this number jibe with the total votes you used to calculate the 1.2% votes Dr. Jorgensen received?)

Now, mind you, when we add the 74 million votes DJT received plus the 82 million miraculous, _Guinness World Records_ – certifiable votes Biden received, we get a total of 156,000,000 votes ± 1 million votes. It seems to me that Dr. Jorgensen might have been swindled out of 11,000,000 votes. What other reason can you think of to explain the discrepancy?

Thank you for your attention. Regards, Alton Yee

The funny numbers correspond to some of the election number crunching that was separately done by Deroy Murdock, in chart below:


Alton has also sent letters to editors, such as this one to the National Review, whose subject line is: The Federal Government Provides Irrefutable Evidence of Voter Fraud.

…The Federal Government’s irrefutable evidence of voter fraud can be found in the Federal Register, which is “The Daily Journal of the United States Government,” and it’s published by the National Archives and Records Administration.

According to the Federal Register’s “Estimates of the Voting Age Population for 2019,” the voting age (18 and over) population estimates as of July 1, 2019, for each state and the District of Columbia totaled 255,200,373. While the total for 2020 was not available, the 2019 total is a good enough benchmark to stand in for the total in the 2020 election, which is the subject of this discussion.

So, let’s suppose that everyone in this population can legally vote in the 2020 election. But to actually vote, they must register with their State or local election boards. Suppose that 60% of this population had registered. Of course, not every registered voter will vote. So, how many will actually turn out to vote? According to the Washington Post, “The 2020 turnout [of voters] is the highest in over a century,” with a total turnout of 66.3%, which is “[a]s a share of the voting-eligible population,” i.e., registered voters.

Let’s do the math: 60% of 255,200,373 = 153,120,224 total registered voters in 2020, with 66.3% voting = 101,518,709 voters who voted in the 2020 Election.

When we add the 74 million votes DJT received plus the 82 million votes Biden received, we get a total of 156,000,000 votes ± 1 million. Excuse me, but 101,518,709 voters are not enough voters to see DJT and Biden through. Well, as Tom Hanks would say:

OK, let’s suppose that 80%, instead of 60%, of the 2020 total voting population had registered to vote. Thus:

80% of 255,200,373 = 204,160,298 registered voters, with 66.3% voting = 135,358,278 voters who voted in 2020. Do you see a problem?

OK, let’s suppose that 90% of the total voting population had registered to vote. Thus:

90% of 255,200,373 = 229,680,336 registered voters, with 66.3% voting = 153,120,224 voters who voted in 2020 for a President. “Close, but no cigars,” as the cliché goes. Even so, how likely would 90% of the total voting population (with 100% presumed legally able to vote) actually register to vote?

You are welcome to calculate the numbers for 100% of the total voting population, with a presumption that 100% can legally vote.

But, whichever, here is irrefutable evidence of voter and election fraud that’s provided by an unimpeachable source. Namely, the Federal Government’s Federal Register, which is published by the National Archives and Records Administration.

That’s all for now.

Thank you for your attention.

Alton Yee

Dubious Legacy, or Deplorables Victory? Two Perspectives on Trump

As we enter the last days of the (first?) term of President Donald J Trump, here are diverging perspectives on his era, and the disputed election battle. Below are excerpts from the first paragraphs of essays on the controversial figure. First, from Dr. Philip Schoenberg, on the rise, fall, and legacy of Trump:

Donald Trump has come full circle from whining winner to sore loser, always desiring to be the center of attention, the ultimate narcissist. Trump imagines, lies and mythologizes all the time and will instantly change a lie on a dime. Donald Trump, the master of self-promotion honed his social media and news making skills as the host of The Apprentice, a television show, that he did not create but was perfect for his personality of self-promotion as a celebrity.. He has played by own rules and was not limited by any sense of fair play, honesty, justice, and loyalty…”   Read more

Second, from John Clifton, whose blog predicts “the deplorables” will eventually win:

Set aside ideology, or personal preferences you have about “how a President is supposed to behave” (ahem, as if optics was a high priority consideration of the Founders). A mountain range level of election theft was committed across at least six states in the November 2020 coup disguised as an election. Coupled with the coordination of the tech giants in silencing the sitting President of the United States across all major social media (supposedly) in response to the events in DC on January 6, it represents the single biggest authoritarian power grab in American history…”   Read More

P.S.: Here is a huge list of items comprising the Trump White House’s own assessment of his accomplishments.

Clifton Quoted On Lew Rockwell’s Site

QL President John Clifton was recently quoted on LewRockwell.com, one of the leading libertarian sites on the web. He commented on what motivates the Trump supporters (or perhaps more accurately, leftist provocateurs who set them up) for their protest and confrontational entry into the US Capitol building in DC on January 6. Thanks to Becky Akers for the Rockwell blog posting:

What the MAGA people are, are the Resistance. They are pro-liberty populists, nationalists and traditionalists who actively stand up to the elite deep state establishment, which Libertarians used to understand was the Cult of the Omnipotent State. They and their current leader Trump have flaws, but lack of patriotism and backbone is not one of them. And they are just getting started. If their code could be summed up, it would look like the below recent internet meme:



2020 Toy Drive Wrap Up

Special Events Coordinator Michele Yaskel summarizes the outcome of the annual Christmas time toy drive, which was complicated due to COVID. Going forward, the QL drive may be phased out, or simplified into a personal project of Yaskel’s given the increased logistical difficulties.

“The toy drive this difficult year went along very nicely, in spite of many restrictions. Queens Libertarians gave out a total of 98 toys. Forty-seven new toys were donated to NYFAC (New York Families for Autistic Children). Someone from NYFAC with a car came to my house to pick up the toys that were collected from QL members and others who gave. Frank Scafo of NYFAC was the contact person. He and his wife Debbie put together bags of toys that were handed out to NYFAC families on Sat., Dec. 12th and Sun., Dec. 13th, by appointment from a parking lot gathered from wish lists filled out ahead of time.

Frank told me everything went well. I personally gave out 46 toys to the Here We Grow daycare center in South Ozone Park. The children chose from two bags of toys that I brought. It went well also. Then I walked on my block and gave out five additional toys. Everyone was happy and grateful.”

LPNY Opposes Assembly Bill Mandating COVID-19 Vaccine

Bravo, LPNY!

…Linda Rosenthal (AD-67), recently proposed bill A11179, currently in committee, which would mandate delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine to New York state residents.

As written, the bill states, “if public health officials determine that residents of the state are not developing sufficient immunity from COVID-19, the department shall mandate vaccination for all individuals or groups of individuals who, as shown by clinical data, are proven to be safe to receive such vaccine.” The only exception allowed would be for a medical restriction, verified by a licensed healthcare professional.

The Libertarian Party of New York stands opposed to these mandates. Cody Anderson, chair of the Libertarian Party of New York, called on all New York State assemblypeople and senators to reject bill A11179.

“We consider this to be a violation of the Fourth Amendment rights of New Yorkers,” Anderson stated. “On its surface, these bills would be an infringement on one’s personal choice and security, subjugating individuals’ informed consent and replacing it with ill-informed, one-size-fits-all mandates from government officials. Furthermore, the continued lack of religious exemption or consideration in this and other vaccine-related legislation coming from Albany is a blatant, prejudiced and reprehensible infringement of First Amendment protections.”

“We demand that legislative leaders be principled when they claim “My body, my choice” – they must not pick and choose.”

For more information about the Libertarian Party of New York, please visit lpny.org. You may also visit Facebook at www.facebook.com/LPNYOfficial , Twitter @LPNYOfficial, or Instagram @LPNYOfficial.

Tony D’Orazio
1st Vice Chair
Libertarian Party of New York

QL Hosts Stacey Prussman on Her Campaign for Mayor

Queens Libertarians is proudly hosting “Meet Stacey Prussman, LP Candidate for Mayor” on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11:30 am at Takara Sushi Restaurant, in Whitestone, New York. In this intimate and relaxed setting, actress, comedian, podcaster and radio talk show host Prussman will discuss her career, views, and decision to seek the LP nomination for NYC Mayor.

Stacey Prussman is a national touring headlining stand-up comic, a radio host, actress, and a public speaker. Stacey is a proud, life long, native New York City resident, born and raised in South Brooklyn. She started serving her community at the age of 16 as a liaison between her high school and the league of women voters. She later worked with Headcount as a coordinator for a successful, bipartisan, voter registration campaign. Stacey’s compassion drove her as an animal rights activist as she developed her strong support for critical animal rights measures. Her history with overcoming an eating disorder led her to become a speaker and advocate for mental health awareness and she has given hundreds of keynote speeches at colleges, military academies, and treatment centers across the US. Her political website is https://www.prussmanformayor.com

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Libertarian Views, Memories and Discussion of John Chodes December 12

Queens Libertarians will be holding our annual Christmas, or Holiday Dinner on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 11:30 am at Takara Sushi Restaurant, located at 150-11 14th Avenue, Whitestone, New York. Due to COVID, on this date we are combining our annual Dinner with a special “Celebration of John Chodes,” the late libertarian education and history author and lecturer, who passed in June 2020. Chodes spoke to Libertarian Party audiences for years on topics ranging from Abraham Lincoln to the Reconstruction era, to Frederick the Great, to the Lancaster school system in early America. A video of one of his last interviews (with Mark Axinn) will be shown at the dinner meeting, followed by discussion and remembrance. All people who were edified by his presentations are encouraged to attend. P.S.: Going forward, QL will likely re-title the function as a luncheon, given in most recent years it has been scheduled at lunchtime.



“Drop and Roll”–Was the 2020 Presidential Election Stolen?

Whatever your feelings about Trump or Biden, a victim of theft is a victim of theft. Regardless of who you want to be president, the public should have confidence in its voting results. A huge amount of physical, eyewitness, digital and logical evidence has emerged since the election indicating Trump (or more properly, most American voters) have been robbed of a free and fair election.  AP and other legacy corporate media prematurely called the election for Biden, despite heated disputes going on in at least six contested states as of this writing.

It has been documented (by hundreds of sworn affidavits, eyewitness accounts, video evidence, tens of thousands of ballot irregularities, audited reviews of the suspect voting software used, etc) that the “robust safeguards” in the system were circumvented, in violation of the Constitution and state laws, to engineer massive election fraud (amounting to ‘flips’ of hundreds of thousands of votes or more), or enough to alter the outcome of the election. The Gateway Pundit has summarized the statistical anomalies alone in the below video:


What is the LPNY’s Future After the 2020 Elections?

Join us on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Takara Sushi located at 150-11 14th Avenue, Whitestone, New York to hear William K. Schmidt make a presentation regarding the theme “2020 Election Analysis—What is the LPNY’s Path Going Forward? “He will speak for 45 minutes followed by 45 minutes of interactive conversation. Is there hope left, or plans to deal with the setbacks of this election?

William K. Schmidt, a libertarian Republican, came very close to being elected Mayor of Peekskill. He served as a Peekskill Councilman and on the Westchester County Human Rights Commission. He was a Claims Manager at the NY Liquidation Bureau and is a graduate of St. John’s University and Peekskill High School. Schmidt has served on the LPNY State Committee, and on the Larry Sharpe 2018 campaign for Governor. He is currently Treasurer of the Westchester LP. More details and directions here.

Notes: QL tentatively plans to return to the Forest Hills (Irish Pub) location, but that is still delayed due to COVID complications. QL will also use the November meeting to receive toys for the Annual Toy Drive.

Post Election Update: LPNY on Failing to Sustain Ballot Status

The dire implications of the 2020 elections on Libertarians in NY will be explored at the Queens Libertarians November 14 meeting in Whitestone.

Message from the Chair:

In March, under cover of COVID, the governor and the State Legislature passed new and unconstitutional ballot access thresholds requiring our presidential candidate to receive the higher of two percent or 130,000 votes in New York State. Despite record voter turnout nationwide, our presidential candidate failed to meet the new threshold. This is a stinging loss. Debate will rage on about the suitability of our national candidates and the efficacy of their campaign. I will not engage in these conversations publicly. As LPNY Chair, my only concerns are moving Liberty in NYS forward and continuing our ballot access fight.

As you may be aware, and in conjunction with the Green Party of New York, the LPNY filed a Federal lawsuit in July challenging the constitutionality of these ballot access restrictions. Now that the election outcome for our candidate is clear, the lawsuit will move forward. I have called a meeting of the LPNY Executive Committee and our legal team to discuss next steps.

In the meantime, I ask all individuals, regardless of party affiliation, to rally behind this important battle for minor party ballot access, and click below to contribute to the LPNY to support our ballot access lawsuit:

Support our ballot access lawsuit!

Thank you in advance for donating as generously as you are able. Our survival, quite literally, hangs in the balance.

In Liberty,
W. Cody Anderson
Chair, Libertarian Party of New York