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Walk For Liberty Day 148 – Who Is Best Equipped to Help Homeless People and Address the Issue of Homelessness? Government Is Not, But Rather, Private Charity Is!




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*** Video notes

September 28th 2008, day 148; Minnesota – Iowa State Line; Poking fun at the artificiality of geopolitical delineations; Crossing into Iowa; Borg Iowans; Buckle Up commercial; Follow-up to Day 130 video – government causing homelessness; Radio woman inspiration; How do “we” as a society help homeless people?; Government as a “solution”; Welfare for middle class bureaucrats; No incentive to get off government programs; the private charity solution – why it works; Government vs private overhead; Private incentives; 16.54 miles

*** About the Walk For Liberty

What are you willing to do for freedom?

Vote? Protest? Participate in a rally? Walk all the way across the country?

We are.

This summer, a group of activists will be walking across America to achieve more freedom and liberty.

Our pioneer forefathers trekked across the continent from the east to the west to find a better life for themselves. This time, we’re doing it in reverse.

I am walking coast-to-coast across the country, from Oregon to New Hampshire. I am joined by my immediate family as well. We’re on a quest to gain more freedom for ourselves and for our country by spreading the message of freedom and liberty along the way.

Why are we doing this?

We see the gradual chipping away at freedoms in America, and want to do our part to stop it. My wife and I are moving to New Hampshire as part of the Free State Project. New Hampshire is already the freest state in the country, which is why we are moving there. But we also want to help bring more freedom to as many other people as possible.

Therefore we are walking across America to get to New Hampshire. We are walking all the way there to bring as much media attention and publicity as possible to two liberty-oriented causes: the Free State Project, which is working to make New Hampshire even more free, and Ron Paul’s message of freedom for everyone. To learn more about the Free State Project, visit http://FreeStateProject.org To learn more about Ron Paul, visit http://CampaignForLiberty.com

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*** How you can help

Please visit http://WalkForLiberty.com/help-out if you’d like to help the Walk For Liberty achieve more freedom for everyone.

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*** Those in the media who should consider our story

John Stossel

John Stossel is a consumer reporter, investigative journalist, author, libertarian columnist, and co-anchor for the ABC News show 20/20.

Watch this video in which John Stossel interviews the then president of the Free State Project, Varrin Swearingen and the founder of the Free State Project, Jason Sorens:


Drew Carey

Drew Carey currently hosts a series of mini-documentaries called The Drew Carey Project on Reason.tv, a new online project of the Reason Foundation.

Ted Balaker

Ted Balaker is a producer for the Drew Carey Project at reason.tv, and a policy analyst at Reason Foundation. His reason.tv contributions have addressed topics such as drug and education policy, gambling, traffic congestion, and eminent domain.


*** Sponsors who we think should help support the Walk For Liberty

John Mackey of Whole Foods Market

John Mackey is Chairman and CEO of Whole Foods Market. Mackey was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in 2003. Mackey is a strong believer in FLOW principles, including free market principles and empowerment management.

Cato Institute

The Cato Institute was founded in 1977 by Edward H. Crane. It is a non-profit public policy research foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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  • intrepgun July 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    will, i know i’ve …
    will, i know i’ve said similar things before, but your videos really are great. philosophy is a team sport, and you have a way of encouraging discussions that are always meaningful.

  • gemhunter99 July 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I would prefer to …
    I would prefer to donate on an individual basis, rather than to a private or public charity organization. Private or Public, once it becomes organized it usually becomes corrupt at some level. If not corrupt then the added expenses of complying with Govt. regulations etc… diminish the amount of charity that actually arrives to the needy.

  • conqst3 July 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm


  • tucanchew32 July 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I was listening to …
    I was listening to a good hour of the time broadcast where it talks about REALestate and Colour of tilte as aposed of actual title ownership, law can be pretty complicated and easily taken advantage of!! I highly recommend hour of the time tehy have a good herbalist session about health so is a good site, and urs of course!!

  • tucanchew32 July 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I wonder r u same …
    I wonder r u same lineage as Maryland delware? we have a state line road there!oh well if so u must be close to east coast start headin north bro!!LOL

  • txballoonman July 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    In the late 1990s, …
    In the late 1990s, I guess the economy was good enough some Texas welfare institutions were advertising, I umed to get their numbers up. Bureaucrats’ incentive is to keep people poor to keep their budgets, their perks, their jobs etc.

    Many of the “private charitable organizations” these days get government funding. It takes some research to find out which ones are good and efficient… those wouldn’t be govt. funded. Some people even think UNICEF is private and good!

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