Organization seeking members, financial support

LaRouche PAC visits Chipley

Frank Mathis, center, a LaRouche PAC representative from New Jersey, signs up a new member Monday in front of the Chipley Post Office. The PAC is touring the Panhandle seeking new members and financial support.

Published: Monday, April 8, 2013 at 12:37 PM.

CHIPLEY — Volunteers with the Lyndon LaRouche Political Action Committee were in Chipley on Monday calling for the impeachment of  President Barack Obama, the passage HR 129, and selling memberships to the PAC.

Frank Mathis, a LaRouche PAC representative from New Jersey, said they were touring the Panhandle. “This is where (U.S. Representatives) Jeff Miller and Steve Southerland are,” Mathis said. “In 2011, Miller said he would not support restoring the Glass-Steagall Act. We want to know what he thinks now.”

Mathis said the Glass-Steagall Act was enacted in the 30s and protected banks and bank customers, but it was overturned in 1999 by President Bill Clinton and a Republican Congress.

The group’s platform supports reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act, which limited commercial banks’ investment activities. HR 129, if approved, will bring that back and protect Americans, Mathis said.

 “That paved the way for the meltdown in 2007,” Mathis said.

“Lyndon LaRouche and LaRouche PAC are what stand between you and an otherwise inevitable collapse of civilization,”the PAC’s website states.

LaRouche was a presidential candidate eight times between 1976 to 2004, running once for his own U.S. Labor Party and campaigning seven times for the  Democratic Party nomination, according to Wikipedia. He was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment in 1988 for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and tax code violations, and was released in 1994 on parole.

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