On the Bankrupting of the Party Over Ego

April 2, 2017

Tonight the Libertarian Party of Florida will vote on whether to retract a statement made by the previous EC. It seems rather simple, the member made a video repudiating eugenics in June of 2015, but the disgraced former Chairman made sure he issued a press release calling him a eugenicist anyways in October of 2015, right before he left and almost destroyed the party. The Libertarian Party of Florida Condemnation is linked in the first paragraph of the Wikipedia of this member, and now he is being attacked and threatened all across America. Lately his family is being involved in the fracas. The link is now dead, after being removed, so the simple solution seems to issue a retraction of the statement, since it was not factual.

That is one thing I will always give Char-lez Braden, current LPF Chair, credit for, he stepped into a mess and because of that, he helped us avoid going the way of the Independent Party. I hope he is not trying to bankrupt us on purpose on his way  out. That is not a tradition we need to be culturing. The idea is to sew this wound up and move forward with it all in the past, this is the last lingering issue, but it is an important one. The motivations are inexplicable to me, as he knows the member is not a nazi or fascist, and has much to offer the party.

The back story, including links to all the emails, can be found here:

https://libertarianheathen.com/2017/03/30/a-response-to-the-censure-motion-brought-by-paul-stanton/

My attempt to avoid a legal drama, and seek redress for a wrong the party perpetrated on a member,  has me up for censure by the man known as “Commie Paul”. Paul Stanton has had a strange obsession with his former rival in the US Senate campaign. Despite the election being over months ago, he still spends a significant portion of his day trolling friends of Augustus Invictus, and lately it has turned to family. He coordinates the SJW wing, which is a few rich kids, most with an ethnic guilt complex, behind the scenes to keep the “all my philosophical opponents are nazis/fascists” narrative going.

I spoke to the chair over the weekend, he has the ability to make statements on behalf of, or at the direction of, our Executive Committee, of which I am a member. Here is what our Bylaws and Standing Rules state on these matters:


From LPF Bylaws, Section 3 (A):
“………The Chairperson is the official spokesperson for the LPF, subject to the dictates of the constituted authorities of the Executive Committee and Convention.”

LPF Standing Rules, Article 8, Section 1:

Section 1- The Chairperson shall speak for and at the direction of the Executive Committee and the Party.


I have every right to discuss what we should say publicly, or question expenditures, although the Chair also has a right to simply make a statement and make it go away. I asked him to do so over the weekend, before any letters went out. I would do it for any LPF member in the situation. I am outspoken about parties bullying membership across the country. I was talking with the Chair about it as I should be, and he heard about first as it should be.

If you read the emails in the links in the response article above, you will see the basic chain of events was as follows.

1) I heard that the cancellation of MALF and the personal attacks on family and the growing threats of violence, had the member fed up. They wanted a retraction of a false statement, and presented evidence.

2) The evidence shows he did retract the statement months before the October press release, and that the statement went beyond what was originally voted on. My response article linked above has a recording. I wrote a proposed retraction letter for the EC to review and/or edit, to see if we could agree on something.

3) I was told by the Chair “legal” rejected my proposal, so we could no longer discuss it. I asked on what grounds, and how much this was costing. Augustus had agreed to sign a release of liability as a show of good faith, if we retracted the false statement. Thus, I felt that it was inappropriate for the Chair to be spending more than $100.00 without an EC vote, per our own statute. I went back inside and sat down and saw the email chain including an attorney, so I started questioning him to see if the Chair really had him review it. It is quite obvious I thought he was the LPF lawyer for a few minutes. In any case all of our communications are subject to the discovery motion. No information not already discussed was released. No personal or private information was discussed. He will have all our emails in hand before a trial or settlement agreement, or any other disposition of the case.

4) It turns out “legal” does not exist. Now we are being asked to spend 10k on the retainer, and likely another 10k for fees on the low end. I requested a current balance from the Treasurer Friday, I have not received a reply, I assume he was busy this weekend, but I am pretty sure our treasury is less than 30k.

5) Following a motion to Censure me, and another to Retract the Statement, the Chair is seeking to enter into a legal contract with a lawyer even a cursory Google search shows is immersed in scandal. Reading the stories found in the links below,  I hope he can keep the “jizz off of his briefs” in regards to the LPF case.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/11/how-copyright-lawyer-marc-randazza-got-famous-lost-friends-and-went-broke/3/

https://m.facebook.com/Randazza-Legal-Group-SUCKS-569871789745886/?hc_location=ufi

6) I released the following letter today in protest of the rashness of seeking $10,000.00 without waiting to see the outcome of the retraction motion offered previously by Joshua Folsom.


My open letter to the EC after reading the motions that can be reviewed here:

https://docs.google.com/…/1yFDw2sxfmduMQaMgUhJIQLX-sFf…/edit

I am taking public comment from LPF membership.

<bradfordcountylpf@gmail.com>

1:01 PM (0 minutes ago)

to Paul, LP
Ladies and Gentlemen,

This sort of looks like the Executive Committee is being subverted, and decisions are being rushed and this all seems a bit out of order.

Would not the most appropriate way to go about it be to vote on Joshua Folsom’s motion to retract, then if it fails, we motion to seek an attorney, everyone come up with recommendations, get quotes, there may be someone willing to take 5k or $7500.00. In my experience, an organization making an expenditure of this magnitude should seek at least 3 bids.

I also do not think every lawyer in the arena has Facebook pages and articles that read like a late night HBO original, with quotes like “Don’t jizz on my briefs”. We should probably consider at least commissioning a temporary committee to do the research and get some quotes, then present us with pro’s and cons, maybe even someone who is not on the EC to avoid the look of impropriety.

JD Pierce is a law professor and non-biased, who else is in the legal profession both sides could be comfortable with? Why not appoint someone, or a couple people, who are friendly with both sides of the line Paul has drawn? They can research a little and present us with a few options. Time is not an issue, as no suit has been filed and we would have time to respond to one.

Is there something I do not know? Has the retraction vote been decided already for us? Do we get to vote on it first? I think we are getting ahead of ourselves. If the retraction vote passes, it is all a non-issue. I think this is all counterproductive to our mission and it could be solved so easily, and I hope everyone can watch the video from June and read the statement from October, vote, to retract, and get ready for an energizing convention that will set the stage for a year of growth with this old wound healed and the period put at the end.

Exist to resist,

Ryan Ramsey
Region 4 Representative and Bradford County Chairman
Libertarian Party of Florida
bradfordcountylpf@gmail.com
(904) 813-9092

 


I am confident the membership will understand my position after reviewing the communications and the original press release from October 2015, and the video from June 2015 repudiating Eugenics. A few of the other things found to be objectionable were also removed, voluntarily and at my request by Augustus back in 2015 as well. He has already extended the deadline so we had time to debate it. I see no reason not to attempt an amicable settlement.

Randy Wiseman, our candidate for Florida Governor is a trained mediator. He has offered to settle party disputes before, I also reached out to see if it was an option to consider. My opinion remains that there is a very odd push to refuse to do something that seems so simple if only facts are considered. Censure or no, I will continue to advocate we stitch up this wound and go to convention with al accounts settled, our bank account not drained, and energized for a year of growth after putting the past behind us. I have always been a peacemaker, and have always been the type of leader who sticks up for people when whatever “powers that may be” are flexing against them.

I have never made any motion or used my position to punish any enemy. I seek council from members and other party officers when there is a tough challenge. I am doing my duty and I will continue to do so. Let my deeds and history be the judge. The small and prejudiced minds will always be confronted, and to be censured or face other retribution for doing the right thing is wonderful. It feels great, for you only get flak when you are over the target. I am willing to die for freedom, this is nothing.

I think we should also look into the possibility of a particular group of real estate  will investors having an inordinate amount of leverage with certain LPF officers. It appears there could be people who are not elected who may be holding some form of controlling interest in the LPF. That investigation is ongoing, anyone with information please email it to me. I will provide updates as we examine all the available information.


“Seven Lives For My Country”
-Otoya Yamaguchi


Ryan Ramsey

Region 4 Representative and Bradford County Chairman

Libertarian Party of Florida

bradfordcountylpf@gmail.com

(904) 813-9092


Post Script:

Investigating this attorney, he has 2 different identities, 2 years apart on Spokeo.
2 Mark Randazzas  listed, but different ages, why does he use two identities? Notice the same phone numbers and emails, this is rather odd as well. I do alot of research on people and this is very uncommon.

Person
Mark Randazza, age 53
Locations
Duluth, GA
Suwanee, GA
Lawrenceville, GA
Atlanta, GA
Norcross, GA
Relatives
Scott Randazza
Barbara Randazza
Andrew Randazza
Tammy Randazza
V Randazza
(404) 626-5859
AT&T Mobility
Most Recent Landline
(678) 243-5168
Bandwidth.com

Landline
(770) 831-7244
AT&T Southeast
Landline
(770) 513-3307
AT&T Southeast
Most Recent Email
mvrandazza@aol.com
Email
mvrandazza@earthlink.net
Email
mrandazza@na.ko.com
Most Recent Address: 2007 – 2016
2684 Thurleston Ln, Duluth, GA 30097
Residents
V Randazza Mark Randazza Barbara Randazza Andrew Randazza B Randazza

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Person
Mark A Randazza, age 51
Locations
Duluth, GA
Suwanee, GA
Lawrenceville, GA
Atlanta, GA
Norcross, GA
Relatives
Randazza Randazza
Scott Randazza
Barbara Randazza
Andrew Randazza
Vickie Randazza

Contact Info
Contact information for Mark Randazza
Most Recent Landline
(678) 243-5168
Bandwidth.com

Most Recent Email
mrandazza@na.ko.com
Most Recent Address: 2008 – 2011
2684 Thurleston Ln, Duluth, GA 30097
Residents
V Randazza Mark Randazza Barbara Randazza Andrew Randazza B Randazza
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