Scaringi Receives Liberty Candidates Endorsement

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — Marc Scaringi, candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, received the endorsement of Liberty-Candidates.org, a group dedicated to supporting candidates who are committed to restoring the nation to its Constitutional foundations.

Per the group’s press release, Scaringi was evaluated based on the following criteria: support for individual liberty, Constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a non-interventionist foreign policy. Receiving the endorsement, “is the hallmark of a true liberty candidate.” Adding, “With candidates like Marc Scaringi serving the people at the city, county, state and federal level, there is real hope for change in America.” The organization’s mission is consistent with the goals of the Campaign for Liberty. The endorsement makes Scaringi eligible to participate in the Liberty Candidates online fundraising efforts.

Scaringi responded to the endorsement, “I am very pleased to receive the Liberty Candidates endorsement. I entered this race well over a year ago because I want to be part of restoring the governing principles that made this country the strongest and most prosperous in the world. I believe strongly that our nation must return to its constitutional foundation, which is based on the belief in limited government and personal liberty. The Big Government policies, supported by Senator Casey and members of both political parties during the last several years, are bankrupting America–stealing our hope and future. It’s time to restore freedom to America.”

In late February, Scaringi received the endorsement of the Republican Liberty Caucus: a group which endorsed Senators Pat Toomey, Rand Paul, Jim DeMint and Mike Lee in 2010. The RLC is an organization dedicated to backing candidates who support limited constitutional government and individually liberty. Scaringi also received the endorsement of 2010 Alaskan U.S. Senate Republican nominee Joe Miller last fall, who is a favorite among libertarians and constitutional conservatives.

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Press Release from Liberty-Candidates.Org

30 March 2012 United States of America

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Liberty Candidates 2012 Endorses: Marc Scaringi who is running for United States Senate in the State of Pennsylvania

LIBERTY-CANDIDATES.ORG enthusiastically welcomes Marc Scaringi to the growing slate of candidates championing a return to Constitutional governance in the United States! A Liberty Candidate will defend the great American principles of: • Individual Liberty • Constitutional Government • Sound Money • Free Markets • a Non-interventionist Foreign Policy.

This endorsement is the hallmark of a true Liberty Candidate. To qualify, Candidates must submit answers to the liberty questions (http://tinyurl.com/libertyapplication). Then, each application is voted on by a committee made up of peers and other liberty minded individuals. Each candidate’s website is visited by committee members to see that a candidate’s answers and his/her stance on the issues coincide.

If accepted, each Liberty Candidate is added to the Liberty-Candidates.org site with prominent links back to his/her site(s).

All Liberty Candidates are eligible to participate in the Liberty Candidate Money Bombs. With candidates like Marc Scaringi serving the people at the city, county, state and federal level, there is real hope for change in America. Let Freedom Ring!

About Liberty-Candidates.org Liberty Candidates.org’s mission is to support Liberty Candidates running for public office in the United States. A true Liberty Candidate will defend the great American principles of Individual Liberty, Sound Money, Free Markets, Constitutional Government and a Non-interventionist Foreign Policy. Our Goal is to have at least one Liberty Candidate in each state!

http://www.Liberty-Candidates.org

Media inquiries contact: Gigi Bowman, Founder gigi@liberty-candidates.org, 631-351-0168

Sally O’Boyle, V.P. sally@liberty-candidates.org

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Scaringi Puts in Strong Performance at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference Debate: Hits Welch On His Vote for Barack Obama

Camp Hill, Pennsylvania — Marc Scaringi, candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, put in a strong performance today at the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference (“PLC”) debate. All five candidates seeking the nomination participated in the hour- long debate including Scaringi, David Christian, Sam Rohrer, Tom Smith and Steve Welch.

Scaringi delivered the most electrifying moment in the debate when radio talk show host Dom Giordano asked the candidates what their strategy would be to defeat Bob Casey. [See video here.] Scaringi said that he would “focus on [Casey’s] voting and legislative record. Senator Casey voted 98% of the time the way President Obama instructed him to vote. And like Steve Welch, Senator Casey voted for Barack Obama in 2008.” Scaringi’s comment about Welch drew loud applause from the crowd. Welch changed his registration from Republican to Democrat in 2005 and, by his own admission, voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary. He then switched his registration back to Republican in 2009.

Randy DeSoto, Communications Director for Scaringi said, “Marc had a very good day today.” He added, “It was exciting to see the Twitter world light up with comments from the media and others live-tweeting from the event. Media outlets reported, “It’s on” and “Scaringi just gave the strongest answer of the debate.” Others wrote, “Scaringi just dropped the Obama bomb on Welch to loud applause from the audience.”

DeSoto noted, “Our only disappointment is that the PLC US Senate candidates straw poll was taken prior to the debate, unlike the other straw polls Marc’s been involved with throughout the state. It would have made sense (at least in terms of obtaining the most current and accurate results) to have the candidates make their case, and then allow the people to vote. Marc has done very well in straw polls following candidates forums. In fact, in a straw poll conducted by the Republican Party committees of Blair, Centre, Huntingdon and Bedford counties following a forum in which Scaringi, Rohrer, Smith and Welch participated, Scaringi won, with 21% of those participating deciding to change their minds concerning who they supported as a result of hearing the candidates at the forum.”

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Scaringi to Participate in PA Leadership Conference US Senate Candidates Debate – Sat., Mar. 24

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — Marc Scaringi, candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, will participate in the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference U.S. Senate Candidates Debate, Saturday, March 24 at 12pm. The debate will take place at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel in Camp Hill. David Taylor of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association will moderate the debate. Panelists include radio talk show host Dom Giordano and Eric Boehm of the Pennsylvania Independent. All the candidates seeking the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania are scheduled to attend.

WHO: Marc Scaringi, candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate

WHAT: Participate in the Pennsylvania Leadership Conference U.S. Senate Candidates Debate

WHEN: Saturday, March 24 at 12pm.

WHERE: Radisson Penn Harris, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass, Camp Hill PA 17011

Click here to see the entire Pennsylvania Leadership Conference agenda for March 23-24. Featured speakers include Presidential candidates Rick Santorm and Newt Gingrich. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will be speaking on behalf of Mitt Romney.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Scaringi to Participate in WHP AM 580 Talk Radio U.S. Senate Candidates Debate, Friday March 23 at 3:30pm

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — Marc Scaringi, candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, will participate in the WHP Talk Radio U.S. Senate Candidates Debate, Friday, March 23 from 3:30pm to 5pm. The debate will air live on WHP AM 580 from Harrisburg and will also stream online at WHP580.com. The moderator will be WHP News Director Bill Mead. Other candidates scheduled to participate include Tom Smith, Sam Rohrer, and Steve Welch.

WHO: Marc Scaringi, candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate

WHAT: Participate in the WHP AM 580 Talk Radio U.S. Senate Candidates Debate

WHEN: Friday, March 23 at 3:30pm to 5pm.

WHERE: On Harrisburg’s WHP AM 580 and online at WHP580.com.

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Sec. of Def. Panetta Shows Complete Disregard for U.S. Constitution Regarding Authority to Wage War

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — Marc Scaringi, candidate for the Republican nomination to the U.S. Senate from Pennsylvania, released the following statement today regarding Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s recent comments before the Senate Armed Services Committee regarding taking the nation to war on the basis of “international permission” not Congressional authority:

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s recent comments concerning what legal authority the President needs to take this country to war shows a glaring disregard for the United States Constitution and is yet another reason why we must replace our elected officials in Washington, D.C., and those who serve them, with men and women who maintain their loyalty to the U.S. Constitution and the United States of America.

When asked by U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala) whether Secretary Panetta thinks he can act without approval from Congress to establish a no-fly zone over Syria, he responded, “Our goal would be to seek international permission, and we would come to the Congress and inform you and determine how best to approach this – whether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress…I think those are issues we would have to discuss as we decide what to do here.” How kind of Secretary Panetta to stop by Congress and let them know of his decision whether to wage war on behalf of the American people! (See linked video at minute 2:57).

When pressed by Senator Sessions as to what legal authority Secretary Panetta would use to justify U.S. military action in Syria, the Secretary failed or refused to name the U.S. Constitution. This exchange is a profound revelation of how the Obama Administration views the Constitution and the limits it imposes on presidential power – it just does not consider the Constitution at all. But, the Constitution is the legal authority that creates the Office of the Presidency in the first place and the President, and his officers, takes an oath to protect and defend the Constitution.

Secretary Panetta’s comments are wrong on many fronts. First, the Secretary stated that he would seek “international permission” before he would have the U.S. military establish a no-fly zone over Syria. The Secretary forgets that he works for and reports to the United States government, and thus, the American people, not some conglomeration of foreign governments and foreign peoples. Secretary Panetta and the Obama Administration apparently put the will of the “international community,” whatever that means, before the will of the American people.

Second, the Secretary forgets that neither he nor the President has any authority to impose a no-fly zone without a declaration of war from the United States Congress. A no-fly zone in which the U.S. invades and controls the airspace of a sovereign foreign nation, such as Syria, and threatens to attack and shoot down Syrian airplanes is an act of war. It is the United States Congress pursuant to Article 1 Section 8 Clause 11 of the U.S. Constitution that has the power to declare war – not the President of the United States or his Secretary of Defense.

Third, Secretary Panetta’s belief that the imposition of a no-fly zone over Syrian airspace is an action in defense of America is patently absurd. Secretary Panetta states, “I’ve also served with Republican presidents and Democratic presidents who always reserved the right to defend this country if necessary.” America is not under attack in Syria. To suggest that a civil and tribal war in Syria between the ruling party and the party who wants to rule is an attack on America defies reality. There is no vital U.S. national security interest at stake in Syria.

Secretary Panetta’s comments reveal he, and the President he serves, have a complete disregard for the U.S. Constitution and the limits it imposes upon presidential powers. That is why we must replace President Obama, and his top ally in the U.S. Senate Robert Casey, who is helping lead the push for U.S. involvement in Syria, and restore the Constitutional Republic created by our Founding Fathers. After all, it is the American people who have to fight and pay for these wars, so it is the American people who should decide whether to wage them.

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Marc on the York’s Morning News with Gary Sutton and Jim Horn WSBA News Radio AM 910 – York

Marc joined Gary Sutton and Jim Horn on “York’s Morning News” earlier today. Topics
covered included: Obamacare and how the free market, not government intervention, is the best tool to drive down healthcare costs; how the corrupting influence of power takes a hold of career politicians; putting the Federal Reserve on a path to extinction; and Dodd-Frank.

You can listen here: Gary Sutton and Jim Horn – WSBA’s York Morning News 3-16-12

 

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