NorthCoast Friends of Liberty

Box 261
Mentor, Ohio 44060
(216) 248-8620

The Friends of Liberty mission is to present Libertarian ideas to Greater Clevelanders so they may encounter, evaluate and when appropriate embrace the ideas of self-government. We are non-political, though we discuss politics and are always looking for new ways to bring Libertarian concepts to Greater Cleveland.

Joe Slovenec for US Congress

Joe Slovenec explained how he and six other Ron Paul type republicans could change congress if elected. Joe outlined how abolishing the income tax and privatizing Social Security would free even those on welfare and make our country an even better place. With the exception of womenís rights and other personal freedoms Joe would make a good Libertarian. One can contact him at (216) 486-2525

Even though we donít have a speaker, don't miss our next meeting Oct 27th at Denny's restaurant, 1600 Snow Road (398-7076). Get off I77 at Rockside, turn west on Rockside, continue for about 2 1/2 miles and Denny's is on the right. Dinner is from 6PM to 7PM, and the speaker starts at 7PM. For more information about Friends of Liberty visit or call (216) 248-8620.

More Justice and Injustice

Vote No on Issue 1 to insure Ohio judges don't have the same unconstitutional power of denying bond to someone accused of a crime.

A mild Yes on Issue 2 would reduce some limits on workers compensation laws.

Edelstein was standing on the sidewalk in front of his apartment in Salida City, Colorado saying goodbye to some friends when he received a ticket on June 11. The ticket charges that Mr. Edelstein "stayed in an area of less than two hundred feet for more than five minutes."

An article by Joseph Farah, director of the Western Journalism Center of Sacramento, CA, points out that in 1996 alone, at least 2,439 new federal agents were authorized to carry firearms. This brings the total up to nearly 60,000. Farah points out that these increases were not only in agencies like the FBI, but include the EPA, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife department, and the Army Corps of Engineers.

A veteran reporter for National Public Radio, who says he was engaged in lawful newsgathering activities, was indicted in late August by a federal grand jury for allegedly receiving and sending child pornography through the Internet, Jane Kirtley, Executive Director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (RCFP) said.

The Federal government is so determined to stamp out unapproved sexual activity that it's spending $50 million to teach young Americans the joy of sexual abstinence. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, all 50 states will get federal money for the abstinence program -- ranging from $69,000 for Vermont to $5.7 million for California. Even American territories are getting money: The Marshall Islands will receive $21,000; Micronesia will pocket $47,000; and the Virgin Islands will take home $147,000.

For more information or old events around the NorthCoast contact:


Jeff Kanter

(216) 361-4201

Region Representative

Dave Macko

(216) 248-8620

Newsletter Editor

Tom Martin

(216) 257-1351

Web Updates

Rob Logan

(216) 473-4373