"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"

"The Official Portrait of Miss InDiana"
aka "Miss Victory"

Friday, June 11, 2010

Melyssa to do one hour guest segment on Free Talk Live - Saturday nite @ 7pm

WHAT: Melyssa gives one hour guest interview & takes calls from listeners
WHERE: WXNT AM 1430 Free Talk Livenational syndicated radio
WHEN: Tomorrow June 12th @ 7pm to 8pm

My background on Free Talk Live: I was first on Free Talk Live in 2006 as part of a show theme on zoning thugs around the country who encroach the legal rights and liberties of citizens because my legal home based business was targeted by Indy’s mayor in the media.

What happened since the 2006 interview with Free Talk Live:
In 2006 and 2007 I spanked city hall in the media and in municipal court and forced the city to drop it’s lawsuit against me. The experience led me to pursue an education on the workings of politics and our local government. I took up volunteer work with the Fair Tax and the Indiana Libertarian Party.

By 2007, I founded and helped to lead the property tax protest movement and Indiana Tea Parties that received extensive local and a bit of national media.

In November 2007, we ousted the well-funded incumbent mayor in the biggest mayoral election upset in the country and replaced him with an unknown outsider.

In December 2007, I was awarded a “Sammie”, the
Sam Adams Alliance National Tea Party Prize of $5,000 (and a cool Sam Adams bobble head).

By 2008 and 2009, we forced the state legislature to take action on property tax increases and local government spending.

And in 2010 our efforts led to $3.1 billion annual spending reduction by local governmentand lowered our property tax bills throughout Indiana. Today, Indiana’s local governments spend about 20% less in 2010 than they did in 2006. See 2010 certified budget report from Indiana Department of Local Government Spending.

I am doing the interview to help illustrate by my experience what regular people can do to change how their government behaves. I hope people will take courage and action when they feel the nudge that they can do something to make it better right from our own backyards.


Mike Kole said...

Excellent news! I will definitely be tuning in! :-)

Indy Student said...

I tune into FTL when I can, usually when I'm working. It's pretty convinent since it comes on right before the other talk radio show I regularly listen to, Alan Colmes.

Good luck, Melyssa. Think you'll be taking any calls?

I can guarantee you that they'll be asking you why haven't you moved to New Hampshire to join the Free State Project.


It's a good show for sure. The hosts are very principled Libertarians.

This blog was created to document our activism in 2007, so if anyone wants to relive the past or read how it was done, just go back to the very first posts from July 2007 and start reading.

We had so many talented people involved like the Scotsman, Dave Bond, Rev. Ajabu, Andy Horning, Gary Welsh, Sean Shepard, Chris Spangle, Patriot Paul, and they never stopped working. The ideas we came up with were out of the box, hilarious, and we could generally implement the ideas in less than a day or two. It was an amazing summer.

I started the blog (named in honor of the Fair Tax) just a day after the first property tax protest at the Governor's Mansion on July 4, 2007.

I'm glad I did. I think it is an important document today of our work.

--Melyssa for HFFT

Marycatherine Barton said...

I read insincerity in Ballard, from the start of his campaign, and never changed my mind.