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FREEDOM IS ALIVE AND WELL

The Goldwater Institute annual banquet the other night (11/5/21) at Montelucia was superb. It was easy to see why Florida governor (the keynote speaker) Ron DeSantis is doing so well, he was spot on about the nation's problems caused by leftists and wokeism -- and solutions, and how Florida has excelled through it all. It seems lying leftist losers are in for a comeuppance, well earned, and slowly being recognized for what it is despite "news" media deception and obfuscation. Radio host Kevin Jackson wrapped it all up and he was hysterical, we were ROFL, while he was simply telling the truth to all us white people. Gotta get that video! (Goldwater says they'll have it on their website soon.) Reality like George Carlin used to deliver. No holds barred. Let's go Brandon.

Goldwater CEO Victor Riches nailed it, describing their programs, challenges, successes (so many!) and exuding ebullient confidence in his soft-spoken manner. Who knew he had a brother Jonathan of equal caliber, who delivered the opening remarks. My daughter and son-in-law who attended with me were unknowing beneficiaries of the school-choice and related programs GI has been developing for years. They are actually in some of the programs with my 4-year-old grandson. Personal friend and Goldwater attorney Christina Sandefur presented the 2021 Goldwater Freedom Award to Nicole Solas, the mom who was attacked by the left, schools and the judiciary for her determination is seeking the curriculum at her child's school. Destructive leftist influence in that was stunning. Christina and I (with now State Supreme Court Justice Clint Bolick) took on Phoenix several years back for suppressing free speech, and won (the Guns Save Lives case). We had ACLU as an amicus, they are still supporters of free speech to an extent.

 

City of Phoenix didn't like these illuminated bus shelter ads after they were paid forand posted, so they tore them down in the middle of the night, without warning. The Goldwater Institute and the ACLU sued them, and we won.
Korwin v. Phoenix, 2014
 

KEEPING FREEDOM ALIVE: I've had a long and delightful association with the Institute, this is only a part of it. They held a reception when my 10th book came out, Supreme Court Gun Cases, written with attorneys David Kopel and Stephen Halbrook. Now that it's getting to holiday giving season, consider donating to freedom groups such as this, who do critical work in preserving what America has, along with any poverty, medical and other charities you may consider.

What a joy it was to hear the din of 500 "privileged" Americans gathered for the event, chatting each other up, something missing from my life for nearly two years. Virtually no masks, except for the wait staff and I'm not sure how that works -- they didn't want to catch anything from us?... or give us something?... but the 500 were there up close and personal to them swapping, well, everything. Looks like we're back. So good to see so many ole friends, and make some new ones. Didn't realize National Review's institute has a rep out here. I've got to get cracking re-starting all the groups that used to take up my mornings, lunches and evenings... I think it's called life.

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Mike-SMO

They have been pushing the myth that guns rather than the people are the cause of all the violence in the Democratic cities. They couldn't accept such posters.

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