"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy." John Adams (1780)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Crappy 4/20 from Governor Branstad

Thursday, April 3, 2014

"Cold Hard Cashner on Gun Rights"

Please check out and buy my new book: "Cold Hard Cashner on Gun Rights: Second Amendment Writings From 2008-2013."
"Cold Hard Cashner" has been called "the premiere small-town Iowa blog about Liberty." This book collects the blog's best posts dealing with Second Amendment issues since its inception in 2008 through 2013. In these pages you will read about the history and philosophy behind the Second Amendment, Iowa's struggle to become a "shall-issue" state, gun training and selection, and the gun politics in the state.

About the author: Benjamin R. Cashner is a lifelong resident of Iowa where he lives with his wife and two children. He served as an infantryman in the Iowa Army National Guard from 1992 to 1998. Cashner is a member of the Iowa Libertarian Party and his columns have appeared in the "Cedar Rapids Gazette" and "Iowa City Press-Citizen."

Buy the book HERE.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Braley Bytes: "Uh-Oh! I Just Stepped In Iowa" Edition

U.S. Rep turned Senate hopeful Bruce Braley is feeling embarrassed right now for being himself in a video, speaking candidly to some of his out-of-state lawyer buddies. While mooching around for money, Braley condescendingly calls Chuck Grassley “a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school.” He contrasts that description (which could also fit many of his constituents) with himself who shares the out-of-state ambulance chasers' "background," "experience," and "voice." Watch the video here:

While that crap might not play in Pella, it seems to do the trick on the out-of-state lawyer crowd. Attorneys and law firms have been Braley's biggest donors, pumping $1,122,748 into his Senate campaign so far and 82% of his contributions have come from outside the state. I guess we know who his "voice" will be representing if elected.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Iowa Libertarian Candidates 2014

After the Libertarian Party of Iowa had their state convention this weekend, the slate of candidates is now set. Those listed below will be on the November ballot. Names are hotlinked to the candiate's website where available.

Federal Office:

US Senate-  Dr. 
Doug Butzier
US House District 1- Gary Sicard
US House District 4-  Forest R Johnson III

State Office:

Governor of Iowa-  Dr. Lee Hieb
Lt. Governor of Iowa- Ryan Ketelsen
Iowa Secretary of State- Jake Porter   
Iowa State Treasurer-
Keith Laube

Iowa House District 10-  Lynne Gentry
Iowa House District 33-  Josh Herbert
Iowa House District 45-  Dr. Eric Cooper
Iowa House District 57-  David Overby

And let's not forget our elected Libertarians in Iowa:
Cedar Falls City Council At-Large- Nick Taiber
Mayor of Roland- Roger Fritz-