Open Gate International is making contributions to marginalized people that we all should be aware and proud of. This group, which is sponsored by the baseball Angels’ all-star Albert Pujols and his dynamic wife Deidre, along with my new great friend Judy Lamborn, provides training in the culinary arts to women who have been rescued after being sexually trafficked, recovering drug addicted people and felons who have just been released from prison – all at no cost to these people. And after they have graduated from this 12-week class, about 75 percent of them immediately have jobs as chefs, mostly in upper-echelon dining establishments. You can find more information about this pivotal organization by listening to her interview on my radio show which will be broadcast at 7 a.m. on Friday, October 25 or, if you can’t wait that long, at This is yet another example about how the private sector does a far better job than governments in dealing with people and their problems.

And, in my own small way, I try to help people with their problems as well. As an example, last July 4 from 10 p.m. to midnight Pacific time I was on a nationally-broadcast radio show entitled “Coast to Coast AM” with George Noory talking mostly about the Criminal Justice System. Thereafter, and to my surprise, I received letters from seven inmates serving time in prisons all around the country who said they had heard the broadcast and wanted to contact me. One of them imprisoned in San Diego County gave a convincing argument that he had been wrongly-convicted, so I forwarded his evidence both to the FBI in San Diego as well as the head of the Innocence Project in San Diego, with my recommendation that they investigate. (BTW, most inmates make those arguments, but this one had more credibility. And please tune in for my interview with Justin Brooks, the head of that project, on Friday morning, November 8.) And another one, who is Jewish, said he had been knifed in the back seven times by two “skin head” convicts who were yelling “Die Jew, Die!” while they attacked him. He even forwarded me some official-looking medical documents that said he had tried to commit suicide by knifing himself (seven times?!) in the back. So I wrote to the warden requesting an investigation. And as to all of these men, I responded back to each asking if they would provide me with honest information about what prison life is like – both the good and the bad – so that we could together write a magazine article on the subject. Why? Because I believe we all should know how people are being held in custody in our names. So, as things develop, I will keep you apprised. In the meantime, for the sake of us all, please join me in keeping an eye out for those marginalized people who need some assistance and reinforcement. We have the Liberty to be able to help our fellow human beings.

BTW: If you have not yet submitted an endorsement to for my upcoming book “2 Paragraphs 4 Liberty,” there is still time. And it would be much appreciated!

Quote for the week: Expectation with communication leads to frustrations.

Judge Jim Gray (Ret.)
2012 Libertarian candidate for Vice President, along with
Governor Gary Johnson as the candidate for President

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