During Reconstruction–a euphemism for military occupation of conquered low-tariff states–a bolter was a voter who a left one duopoly party to vote for “the” other party. Continue reading
When America’s prohibitionist asset-forfeiture collapse of 1987 hit South America, the situation resembled that of Germany when President Warren Harding was pronounced dead with no inquest or autopsy. Inflation went through the roof, the government collapsed and looter politicians set to work on a “new” constitution.
Droves of Brazilian voters illegally boycotted the first election under the new, book-length Constitution (14.4% abstaining and 5.82% casting blank ballots). As collectivized “rights” inflated into worthlessness, about 2.5 million Brazilians emigrated to other countries in a massive brain-drain.
Aside from its role in writing the court decision that enforced a woman’s right to control her own reproduction, Americans hardly remembered the infiltrated and weakened Libertarian Party in 1988. But dictatorships absolutely dominated by looter ideologies recognized in the LP an existential threat to the continuity of totalitarian coercion. Borrowing from Nixon’s anti-libertarian law, politicians elsewhere began preferentially subsidizing parties that extort money at gunpoint. With scary lessons learned from Ayn Rand’s essay on collectivized rights, male-dominated governments given to every shade of communo-fascist cleptocracy proceeded to inflate the number of looter parties empowered to suck sustenance through the government teat. And it worked!
Nationalistic socialists controlling European elections eagerly subsidize, regulate, smear and smother libertarian parties out of existence. Lateran-treaty Juntas in South America do the same, and one or two inject subsidies to inflate to over 32 the number of communist, socialist and fascist parties gobbling at the trough of Brazil’s tax revenue. That’s nearly the number of parties operated in Weimar Germany when Hitler was made Chancellor. Since all parties are perforce tax-subsidized, the Kleptocracy says it “cannot afford” to add a non-looter party. Pretty neat, huh?
The upshot of all this is that Brazilian voting machines offer three (03) choices: communist soft machines, fascist soft machines and NONE OF THE ABOVE. These blank and spindled NO votes can realistically be counted as votes that would likely be cast in favor of Libertarian Party platform candidates, if such a thing weren’t excluded by the violence of law. The 21% turnout means 79% of eligible voters broke the mandatory voting law. In some cities, None of the Above got more votes than the winning kleptocrat. The spoiler vote fraction is what they call the taxa de alienação. Even if we ignore the no-shows, NOTA got 10% of the votes cast. That’s three times the vote percentage earned by the U.S. Libertarian Party! Here’s how they describe the national results:
With the upcoming repeal of the Red Arbeiterpartei’s Kristallnacht gun laws, the suppression of libertarian voters is bound to become increasingly difficult. When coerced and subsidized election restrictions do collapse, spoiler votes will leverage the coalescing kleptocracy into repealing bad laws and deleting parasitical taxes. This, after all, is what the LP has been doing in the USA for 46 years now. Instead of electing our own politicians, we help voters defeat the worst of the opposition.
Brazilians, Colombians, Argentinos… transplants in the US can either vote or donate to the US and Canadian Libertarian Parties, and the LP will continue to euchre politicians into repealing bad laws. How? By giving voters the opportunity to emphatically reject the socialist and nationalsocialist tendencies that have taken over the Democratic and Republican parties. These are the American parties that run the NSA and CIA that are empowered to snoop on Latin American politicians and leak damaging information to their adversaries. Many bad laws that cripple Latin American economies were exported there by America’s violent runaway Kleptocracy.
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By Dawn’s Early Light was a Cold War propaganda movie. Much of the contest between Communism and Religious Mercantilism played out in movies. Amerika and Red Dawn were stories about These States occupied by godless commie invaders eager to rape blonde, freckled Iowa girls and steal everything not nailed down–like in Berlin in 1945. Tools and manipulees of the looter persuasion shrieked like Body Snatchers whenever one of the regulated networks aired something critical of the Soviet Altruria. Retaliation took the form of surrender movies like The Day After, Countdown to Looking Glass, Threads…
Yet nuclear-tipped Soviet Altruria was falling apart, with real danger that some faction might attack These States hoping the lightning sword of Justice and the SAC might smite their internal rivals. The plot in By Dawn’s Early Light was a flip-around of Dr Strangelove laced with Pascal’s Wager. The message in all these movies was that defeating altruism–or rather, the more consistently altruistic of two antagonists–is evil, wrong, socially suicidal–so you should surrender instead.
The same tactic was repeated when Donald Trumps Republicans won the 2016 election. Democrats could not understand how anyone would prefer to have electric power to ending up like Puerto Rico. So in the lame-duck interregnum–after the vote missiles were already launched but had not yet separated from their second stage electoral votes–the Democratic party and CPUSA ran Nixon-law-subsidized commercials urging electors to switch votes the way Roger MacBride had done in 1972 for the Libertarian Party back when we had but 4000 voters.
Of course the scam backfired. Way more Democrat electors defected from voting for Bill Clinton’s wife than defected from voting for The Don, but the pattern, the meme that repeats itself, is the thing to notice. One woman made unverifiable allegations at Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearings, and the same thing happened again just recently. Though not a supporter of the Republican party, the recent hearings looked like a teevee rerun to me.
Totalitarians and Libertarians understand that freedom is indivisible. Those that value it seek to preserve it intact, and those that despise it try to extirpate it root and branch. Yet there are many who struggle to evade this realization. A single example will suffice.
16 Then came there two women, Equality and Faith, that were voters, unto the Chancellor, and stood before him, one on his Left and the other on his Right
17 And the leftmost woman, Equality said, O my lord, I and this woman Faith dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child, named Sharing, with her in the house.
18 And it came to pass the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.
19 And this woman’s child, named Righteousness, died in the night; because she overlaid it.
20 And she arose at midnight, and took my Sharing from beside me, while thine handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child, Righteousness, in my bosom.
21 And when I rose in the morning to give my Sharing suck, behold, it was dead: but when I had considered it in the morning, behold, it was not my Sharing, which I did bear.
22 And the other woman said, Nay; but the living is my Righteousness, and the dead is thy Sharing. And this said, No; but the dead is thy Righteousness, and the living is my Sharing. Thus they spake before the Chancellor.
23 Then said the Chancellor, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead: and the other saith, Nay; but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.
24 And the Chancellor said, Bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the Chancellor.
25 And the Chancellor said, we must compromise. Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other.
26 Then spake both women and said, Let this be settled by unselfish compromise, the common good before the individual good, and divide it, for half of Sharing or Righteousness is better than none at all. Any other view is unequal and extreme.
27 Then the Chancellor answered: divide the child in half.
28 But another woman, Liberty, protested this was monstrous, saying Equality had no more just power to deprive Faith of her precious child than Faith had to deprive Equality of hers. Then all three turned to Liberty. The Chancellor told her she was not invited to the debate–and the child was cut in half.
29 And all Germany heard of the judgment which theChancellor had judged; and they feared theChancellor: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do judgment with integrity, as in the Twenty-Five Points, and that he would relentlessly seek the implementation of these points, if necessary at the cost of their lives.
I hope you understood this parable on how the mixed-economy, Left&Right socialists sacrifice all principles and integrity to take from others what they value, and the Libertarian Upper quadrant and Totalitarian Lower quadrant remain true to their values and principles. Remember that clarity next time you need a translator. Oh, and be SURE you remember what the Left-Right Socialist parties say about each other when you see LIB on the ballot.
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Twoscore and six years ago our Libertarian party WROTE the Roe v Wade decision prying Republican, Dixiecrat and Prohibitionist claws off of women’s bodies. But observe how carefully former Republican corrections officer and male politician Brandon Phinney of NH, skirts those individual rights. Planned Parenthood and the Center for Disease Control alike are agencies of public health, yet the candidate views only germ and virus epidemics as a bad enough neighborhood effect (or weapon of war) to merit government protection of the individual rights involved. The Malthusuan disaster narrowly averted by pharmaceutical advances and the legalization of birth control speech and action Phinney professes to view as someone else’s problem.
Turncoat spies and infiltrators have always been a staple in the politics of looter parasitism. We would be naïve to expect any less today than mystics opposed to birth control yet willing to put up with funding of vaccinations to fend off epidemics no less Malthusian cross-dressing as Libertarians. Now the cross-dressers are anti-mystical collectivists–in a desperate effort to drag us down.
It is true that your blogger here was one of seven or so students at the University of Texas who voted to add the atomic symbol to the American Atheist magazine logo. Impressed by Kubrick’s Dr Strangelove and Pat Frank’s Alas Babylon–I concluded that modern weapons were too dangerous to depend on decisionmaking rooted in primitive superstition. They were, after all, developed to rid the planet of Christian National Socialism and godly Japanese Imperialism.
Yet primitive superstition, though diminishing, still has enough momentum to enact rights-destroying laws. By the same token, the population curve still has enough momentum to test humanity’s ability to provide for an additional 160 people per minute–this even though the slope of that curve tilted from positive to negative half a century ago, when there were but three billion of us.
That same month Madalyn O’Hair’s son Jon visited the UT campus atheist group spouting Marxist rhetoric no less fallacious than the ravings of competing organized mysticisms.
Jon and his mom were evidently murdered by their colleagues a couple of decades later, and her other son now leads the Jesus Crusade Against Planned Parenthood. Judging by results, collectivized counter-mysticism, Soviet or American, does not exhibit a consistent record of shining success when it comes minimizing the initiation of force and protecting the rights of individuals.
Though the Libertarian Party had been in existence for nearly five years, the fact was never mentioned within earshot of unmystical college students. Many libertarians today are simply non-superstitious individuals. The vast majority do not want to be enlisted or coerced by fanatics standing at Armageddon and Fighting for the Lord–nor by “atheists” fighting at that same Armageddon for Karl Marx. Advocates of coercion handily manipulate Mohammedans, Christians, Buddhists (as in Aum) and Socialist Man in their war against rights. Circumspection around these tribe-members is a good idea.
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To organizers of the Liberal Party of America, the situation in 1930 was intolerable:
Hypocrisy is in the saddle. Mercenary religion is throttling the nation’s life. Paid preachers, quartered in magnificent offices, and working for large salaries, are stifling the life of the people. Some of them are laughing in derision when the poor and the weak are convicted and sent to prison. Some of them are advocating the poisoning of alcohol, so that those who are tempted may die—the sooner the wretches are out of the way, say they, the better for Prohibition. And the Sunday laws—these mercenary preachers are spying around corners to trap the unwary and to fill the jails. –1930 Platform
Condoms and diaphragms were as illegal as light beer in Prohibitionist Amerika. Indeed, such things were banned in Communist Rumania as late as 1966, and still illegal in Catholic Ireland in 1992! Comstock laws and Prohibitionist Blue Laws made a crime of baseball, movies, many kinds of work and all manner of purchases on Sundays. The Liberal Party directly challenged the Klan, the Lord’s Day Alliance and Women’s Christian Temperance Union, and sought to restore freedom and individual rights. One of its organizers remarked:
How shall this great aim be accomplished? Not by the Republican Party, of which I have been a member all my life, sitting as a delegate in one of its National Conventions and speaking in every one of its campaigns from McKinley to Hoover. … Not by the Democratic Party, for that Party, equally high in its ideals, equally illustrious in its history, is at this moment notable for its bigotry and intolerance. In Congress, where many men in both Houses who voted for the infamous Jones Law are known to be drinkers and the constant patrons of bootleggers, there is a bill pending and possibly soon to be enacted which will fine and imprison every man who takes a drink.
The Jones Law in question, also known as the 5 & 10 law, made light beer a five-year felony and imposed a fine equivalent to fifteen pounds of solid gold just hours before Herbert Hoover was sworn in to enforce it. That fine comes to over $307,000 at current gold prices. Still, men with guns could waylay a lad barely 18 and slap him in prison till age 22, burdened with debt equivalent to two 30-year mortgages, yet with nothing to show for it but seething resentment and loss of voting and Second Amendment rights. Such “felons” and their repentant parents were the voters the Liberal Party attracted.
The potential of those spoiler votes led the Democrats to abandon the Klan and declare for repeal of the Prohibition Amendment in 1932. The economy–though still burdened with the Communist income tax–began a slow recovery and the Democrats occupied the Executive Branch for the next five presidential terms. The Dems of that era also defeated the National Socialist Christian government of Germany, with its eugenic campaign of racial extermination carried on in the name of mystical altruism. The Nationalsocialist government was also organized, as in Hoover’s Inaugural Address, for purposes of “steadily building a new race.”
The defense of individual rights is today carried on by the Libertarian Party by a passing of the torch of liberty. With 4 million votes covering the spoiler vote gap in 11 states, the LP has lately swung a total of 124 electoral votes. That’s nine times the number of electoral votes the entire State of Virginia controls with its 4 million individual votes. Here’s the LP hockey stick in a sigmoid logistic substitution curve fit for LP votes beginning with the Y2k election.
Not bad for a party that is just now as old as President John F. Kennedy, eh? Join the Three Percent! Give your vote nine, 21 or 10,000 times the law-changing clout. Be your own spoiler vote lobbyist and frighten the crap out of those looters in Congress and their codgers on the Supreme Court. You’ll never regret winning by repealing bad laws!
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The same Republican party that made misdemeanor light beer a federal felony in 1929 had already banned all forms of birth control and related speech since 1873 (when several Democratic States could not vote). Even mentioning condoms and diaphragms was still illegal until after Herbert Hoover was defenestrated and the repeal of prohibition laws began in earnest.
The Confederacy lost the war, was occupied by federal troops, and its representatives barred from standing for office or voting. The result of this first voter suppression gambit was that the Republican candidate got 214 electoral votes to the Democrat’s 80. Nearly 3/4 of the votes that count were interpreted, with whoops of joy, as a mixed-economy mandate for the victorious coalition of Christians and Socialists in November 1868.
The parent act was passed as a postal regulation in 1872, which empowered former Union solder Anthony Comstock (author of Frauds Exposed—an attack on free-speech Liberals), to decide what could be sent by mail and burn what couldn’t. “Liberals” at the time meant social libertarians bent on repealing censorship laws passed in 1865 with the Union victory. Here is the real 1872 parent law that allowed the infiltrator into the postal monopoly. The 1873 amendment made this bad law much worse.
With that crashing foot in the door, the rest of the world horrified and the economy in a deep depression, the law quickly got much worse.
Here is the text of the Comstock law.
March 3, 1873, 42nd Congress, page 1873, amending the already harsh and lengthy postal monopoly law of June 1872, which allowed Comstock himself to meddle in the mail service and begin book burning as an American tradition….
CHAP. CCLVIII—An Act for the Suppression of Trade in and Circulation of, obscene Literature and Articles of Immoral use. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whoever within the District of Columbia or any of the Territories of the United States, or other place within the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States, shall sell, or lend, or give away, or in any manner to exhibit, or shall offer to sell or to lend, or to in any manner exhibit or shall in any way publish or offer to publish in any manner, or shall have in his possession, for any such purpose or purposes, any obscene book, pamphlet, paper, writing, advertisement, circular, print, picture, drawing or other representation, figure or image on or of paper or other material, or any cast, instrument, or other article of an immoral nature, or any drug or medicine, or any article whatever for the prevention of conception, or for causing unlawful abortion, or shall advertize the same for sale, or shall write or print, or cause to be written or printed, any card, circular, book, pamphlet, advertisement, or notice of any kind, stating when, where, how, or of whom, or by what means, any of the articles in this section hereinbefore mentioned, can be purchased or obtained, or shall manufacture, draw, or print, or in any wise make any of such articles, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof in any court of the United States, or in any Territory or place within the exclusive jurisdiction within the United States, where such misdemeanor shall have been committed; and on conviction thereof, he shall be imprisoned at hard labor in the penitentiary for not less than six months nor more than five years for each offense, or fined not less than $100 nor more than $2000, with costs of court.
SEC 2. That section one hundred and forty eight of the act to revise, consolidate, and amend the statutes relating to the Post-office Department, approved June eighth, eighteen hundred and seventy-two, be amended to read as follows:
“Sec. 148. That no obscene, lewd, or lascivious book, pamphlet, picture, paper, print, or other publication of an indecent character, or any article or thing designed or intended for the prevention of conception or procuring abortion, or any article or thing intended or adapted for any indecent or immoral use or nature, or any written or printed card, circular, book, pamphlet, advertisement or notice of any kind giving information, directly or indirectly, where, how, of whom, or by what means either of the things before mentioned may be obtained or made, nor any letter upon the envelope of which, or postal-card upon which indecent or scurrilous epithets may be written or printed, shall be carried in the mail, and any person who shall knowingly deposit, or cause to be deposited, for mailing or delivery, any of the hereinbefore-mentioned articles or things, or any notice or paper containing any advertisement relating to the aforesaid articles or things, or any notice, or paper containing any advertisement relating to the aforesaid articles or things, and any person who, in pursuance of any plan or scheme for disposing of any of the hereinbefore-mentioned articles or things shall take, or cause to be taken, from the mail or any such letter or package, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall, for every offense, be fined not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned at hard labor not less than one year nor more than ten years, or both, in the discretion of the judge.”
[$5000 would in 1873 buy 221 oz of gold, today worth over $295,000]
SEC. 3. That all persons are prohibited from importing into the United States from any foreign country any of the hereinbefore-mentioned articles or things, except the drugs hereinbefore-mentioned when imported in bulk, and not put up for any of the purposes before mentioned; and all such prohibited articles in the course of importation shall be detained by the officer of customs, and proceedings taken against the same under section five of this act.
[asset forfeiture provision]
SEC. 4. That whoever, being an officer, agent, or employee of the government of the United States shall knowingly aid or abet any person engaged in the violation of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, on conviction thereof, shall for every offense be punished as provided in section two of this act.
SEC 5. That any judge of any district or circuit court of the United States within the proper district, before whom complaint in writing of any violation of this act shall be made, to the satisfaction of such judge, and founded on knowledge or belief, and, if upon belief, setting forth the grounds of such belief, and supported by oath or affirmation by the complainant, may issue, conformably to the Constitution, a warrant, directing him to search for, seize and take possession of any such article or thing hereinbefore mentioned, and to make due and immediate return thereof, to the end that same may be condemned and destroyed by proceedings, which shall be conducted in the same manner as other proceedings in case of municipal seizure, and with the same right of appeal or writ of error: Provided, That nothing in this section shall be construed as repealing the one hundred and forty-eighth section of the act of which this act is amendatory, or to affect any indictments heretofore found for offenses against the same, but the said indictments may be prosecuted to judgment as if this section had not been enacted. APPROVED March 3, 1873.
Today the Prohibition party is reduced to pseudoscientific sputtering that Global Warming presents an “existential threat,” and proposes to transfer part of U.S. sovereignty to “other nations in mitigating its effects.” It also wails feebly against “anchor babies,” and decries the exercise of First Amendment rights by gays as “an abomination to God,” then advances the usual shibboleths calling for men with guns to ban plant leaves, betting, wine, beer, etc… Gone is the demand for a Constitutional Amendment to undo the Libertarian Roe v. Wade decision. Infiltrators have instead focussed on molding the Libertarian Party into a subsidiary copy of the original party that as of 1908 helped Socialists inject the communist manifesto income tax into the US constitution. The Prohibition party’s softened 2016 plank on birth control was:
We consider abortion to be morally repugnant. We will implement policies to minimize the number of abortions without infringing on the doctor/patient relationship and without thrusting government into family decisions about child rearing. Abortion procedures should not be funded by government.
The copy smuggled into the 2016 Libertarian Platform, to the discomfiture of women voters, runs:
Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.
Before the Roe v. Wade decision incorporated the Libertarian plank into jurisprudence, the Democrats and Republicans, content with the Comstock laws, had nothing to say about birth control. Then for 46 years Republicans and Prohibitionists yelped for an Amendment to override the Supreme Court. Today these anti-individualist looters stoop to infiltration, exploiting our resentment of the income tax they themselves imported from Germany, instead of calling for its repeal. The prohibitionist-inspired straddle plank is an affront to self-ownership and individual rights and ought to be deleted entirely from the LP platform.