U.S. Elections, 1928=2018

May 28, 1928, H.L. Mencken on the election: “This show is good at all times, but it is best when some great combat is in progress, and I can think of no combat more likely to be violent and hence thrilling than one in which religious zealots are engaged. However trivial its actual issues, it is bound to show all the savagery of a dog fight.”

Religious zealot Herbert Clark Hoover was favored for the Republican nomination after Calvin Coolidge, convinced a crash and depression were imminent, eschewed the Republican Party nomination. The ku-klux klan was outraged at the thought of Whiskey Al Smith, a catholic, getting the Democratic Party nomination, and threatened to defect to the Republican camp.

“Both” parties wanted to use the income tax, libel and forfeiture laws to keep beer, birth control and many plant leaves illegal.  Citizens and foreigners were gunned down daily by Customs, Coast Guard, Internal Revenue, prohibition agents, municipal police and county sheriffs’ departments. European nations that had begged for and gotten war loans from the US now struggled to welch on those loans without the sort of overt repudiation that might give their colonial subjects inconvenient ideas.  Communism had earnestly begun to decimate Russia and its Soviet colonies through starvation, forced labor and firing squads, while socialists in America shrilly denied that any such thing was occurring. There was no Libertarian Party then, only socialists, communists and fascists here and in Europe.

Today both looter parties seek to use the income tax, censorship, libel and forfeiture laws to keep plant leaves illegal and cripple insurgent parties. Democrats ignore thermometer records and imagine the world is a rotisserie in an effort to close power plants, keep freon illegal, subsidize political ads for looter parties, send men with guns to kill people abroad and put a tax on carbon dioxide (not methane or water vapor). Republicans struggle to bring back the Comstock laws of 1872-3 banning birth control, keep all enjoyable drugs (except ethanol) illegal, subsidize political ads for looter parties and send men with guns to kill people abroad, prop up mystical prohibitionist régimes, and keep refugees and foreign survivors from coming to America to exact revenge.

Both want your vote to go to one or the other, either-or.

But the entrenched looter kleptocracy is faced with a hockey-stick increase in votes cast for the Libertarian Party. The LP seeks to repeal the communist manifesto income tax Amendment and stop the Nixon subsidies to looter party campaigns. The LP does not want men with guns to kill anyone over plant leaves, freon or carbon dioxide, and is certainly opposed to endangering military personnel by ordering occupation, kidnapping or murders in foreign jurisdictions.

Here is the voting trend hockey stick showing Libertarian Party growth since the campaign of 2000:

Why be a part of the undignified faecepuke-flinging match that so excites the basically identical force-initiating parties? Every libertarian vote lowers taxes and repeals onerous laws by forcing the looters to deliver on those promises or lose that hand in the till and lard on the leather upholstery. All you have to do is vote outside the line and inside the upper square of the 2-dimensional Nolan Chart box. You vote will pack at least six times the clout. Never forget that, 3674 libertarian votes cast in 1972 promptly persuaded the Supreme Court to protect the individual rights of women with its Roe v. Wade ruling.

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Econazi v. Econazi

Canadian-born Green Party enthusiast tried in Econazi Germany for questioning “settled history.”

Monika Schaefer (on the right), the perfect Green Party candidate and poster child, is on trial in a post-National Socialist People’s Court for throughtcrime. This highly-redacted  video was her undoing. Germany has no free speech guarantees, and concepts like initiation of force and individual rights are evidently as baffling there as in 1933. The charge is “Volksverhetzung,” an ungoodthinkful sort of incitement to hatred. Volksverhetzung is the perfect vehicle for selective political persecution. It’s even money that before the year is out indictments will be true-billed for wondering aloud why there is no ozone hole at the North Pole, in the hemisphere where 8/9 of humanity live. Indeed, to question whether eco-Gestapo-ordered replacements for regular freon cause air conditioners to fail–making folks feel like climate is getting warmer–ought to be good for at least a 5-year prison term. 

Circulating graphs of tampered-with ground thermometer measurements compared with satellite data ought to be good for a prison terms plus some asset forfeiture and heavy fines.
The German penchant for forced labor instead of Buckminster Fuller “energy slaves” has already led new-left and econazi politicos to legislate the shutdown of demonically-possessed nuclear power plants that generate no carbon dioxide but (gasp!) increase the supply of electrical power.

The prewar English translation of “Mein Kampf” recommended “extirpation” of all things Jewish in the name of altruist collectivism. Postwar editions changed the operative term to “extermination.”  Surely there is a clue about Holocaust eugenics to be had in the published works of politicians elected to office and preferred by those huge Christian majorities in Germany and Austria.

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Lobbyists v. Libertarians

Вера Кичанова

Vera Kichanova, elected Libertarian Party activist, Moscow

Big Oil, the Koch Brothers, the Coal lobby…

To camouflage the law-changing power of libertarian spoiler votes, the Kleptocracy shrieks at lobbies (Naral, NRA, LEAP, Norml) as agents of unwelcome change. In fact, the LP (est. 1971) and the Liberal Party (est. 1930) were the prime movers that struck down coathanger abortion laws, felony beer prohibition, Comstock censorship, conscription into involuntary servitude, fanatical prohibition of plant leaves, coercive gay baiting, and weaponized racial collectivism.

Communo-fascist third parties were goood back when they were an excuse for expanding Kleptocracy power. The Dems copied Socialist planks to mollify opposition and nullify the power of those spoiler votes. But if that helped the looters meet political payrolls, so much the better. Republicans–likewise terrified by spoiler votes–copied Dixiecrat and National Socialist planks out of tactical desperation, and held onto the resulting coercive policies for similar reasons.

But the LP works to reduce coercion, is therefore baaad, and must be crushed the way Nixon intended. The key verb is works. Purportedly apartisan lobbies actually function as smokescreens. Remember the espionage detachments sent out to plant fake intelligence to occlude the fact that Alan Turing and friends at Bletchley Park broke the German Enigma code? Nowadays fake libertarian-impersonator parties–all of them eager to dehumanize pregnant women and doctors–serve as decoys to keep folks from finding the real thing. This is because the real thing gets results. We win.

The glorious struggle of looter parties in These States today is to convince libertarians that every libertarian vote that causes a looter politician to lose to a slightly less evil looter politician is a wasted vote. This lie is pressed forth with added vigor whenever the result forces both looter parties to repeal bad laws and discard suicidal platform planks. Even Ayn Rand fell for this cheap bluff. Winning is repealing bad laws. This works as well as overthrowing bad governments but is cheaper, faster, and overthrows them just the same.

When attacking lobbies fails, the gloves will probably come off and looters will openly name the Libertarian Party with tarbrushes. But with the Nixon subsidies pumping tax dollars into entrenched kleptocracy campaigns, an alarmingly large number of Americans is still unaware there is a party dedicated to individual rights, personal freedom and the robust economy that results from the combination of the two.

Russians got rid of their looter dictatorship and are increasingly Libertarian, so why not Americans?

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A Balanced LP Platform

The LP platform is easy to read or listen to as audio in 30 minutes. Infiltrators suggest adding planks to pander to Republicans, but never mention which planks ought to be deleted to make room for the new ones. Since we advocate balancing the budget, we ought to omit needless words and balance our own platform to set an example.

Here are some suggestions.

Republicans like to depict the LP as inviting lepers, ebola victims, terrorists, spies, murderers and undesirables in general into These States. Their tools busily attempting to influence the platform committee suggest cutting the relevant portion of plank 3.4 and leaving the vague and silly intro. Republicans want us to delete:

However, we support control over the entry into our country of foreign nationals who pose a credible threat to security, health or property.

The intro to plank 3.4 should be cut instead. This eliminates 47 words that merely belabor what is already in the Preamble and Statement of Principles.  Plank 3.4 would then cut to the chase:

We support control over the entry into our country of foreign nationals who pose a credible threat to security, health or property.

This counters the Republican whispering campaign alleging that the LP seeks to endanger freedom by inviting terrorists, violent criminals and plague vectors into the country. Furthermore, if we are to ever get rid of the communist manifesto income tax added by Republicans and Democrats, it is better to have an inspecting Coast Guard, Navy and Customs financed by a revenue-only tariff as a fallback position until something better can be devised.

The 47 words thus saved could then allow the addition of 19 words to plank 1.0, to wit: “Libertarians reject the notion that groups have inherent rights. We support the rights of the smallest minority, the individual.” Both planks are thereby improved with room left over for another 28 words.  Adding “, regardless of the number of participants” to plank 1.4 (Personal Relationships) uses up 6 of those words without unbalancing the tight and tidy wordcount that is the LP platform’s biggest advantage over the competition. The change might add us some votes from Robert Heinlein, Robert Rimmer, Grace Slick and David Crosby fans.

This leaves 22 vacated words that can be still added regarding, for instance, sex work, without upsetting the total word count. But there is nothing wrong with actually shortening the platform. This we can do by deleting the entire 1.5 Abortion plank to free up another 38 words. That embarrassing fossil only serves to attract rights-violating male antiabortion infiltrators. Every such infiltrator can be counted on to repel from 6 to 4000 females who might otherwise join and support the LP and vote for our candidates!

After the 1972 Libertarian plank on Overpopulation became the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision, that battle was won and Canada organized its Libertarian Party the same year Roe v. Wade enforced individual rights Stateside. Canada promptly went a step further to repeal ALL laws denying individual rights to pregnant women and the Canadian Libertarian Party platform thus has NO ABORTION PLANK whatsoever. We ought to follow that example. After all, once the Liberal Party platform of 1931 prompted the Democrats to repeal laws against beer and many of the Comstock Law provisions, that battle was won as of 1933. We no more need a “good faith” abortion plank than we need a plank urging the repeal of the 18th Amendment.

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Republicans banned ALL birth control

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.

Before Women could Vote

Coercive Religious Conservative, T. Roosevelt Era

The parent act was passed as a postal regulation in 1872, which empowered former Union solder Anthony Comstock (author of Frauds Exposedan 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.

Pre-Soviet Socialized postal system

Read the official original that transformed the postal monopoly to ban Evil Reading!

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-owership and individual rights and ought to be deleted entirely from the LP platform.

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Suckering the Helpless

In These States, Altruist Germany and Czarist Russia there was a 97% consensus that the deadly force wielded by the Political State was precisely the thing to bring Succor to the Helpless.

The idea apparently originated about a century and a half into the Common Era. Stories were recorded of a Prophet who 150 years earlier brought cadavers back to the pink of health and ordered apostles to Give unto Caesar. That same prophet preached altruism in simultaneous translation into Glossolalian while multiplying bread and fishes as a sort of fiat currency for huge masses of worshipping admireres. Succoring the miserable with free stuff was the idea, and the loaves and fishes were evidently pirate copies of the originals. This cloning of free stuff (if that is the proper translation of what those primitive languages claimed had occurred nearly two centuries earlier) crashed and burned in collision with conservation of mass, energy, and momentum, principles of thermodynamics and selfish ideas about the value of ownlife rather than sacrifice for others.

The dilemma was resolved 18 centuries later in Russia and Germany along altruistic principles established by the likes of Marx, Kant and Luther as reinterpreted by Edward Bellamy and Jack London for export and retranslation back into German and Russian. Everybody suffered, and millions starved except the altruists whose bidding the men with guns obeyed. The Russian version discarded the Prophet of God part which German deontological dogma zealously preserved. Huge chemical companies provided the explosives required for the initiation of force and refined the patented poppy drugs sold to foreigners as a source of revenue.  Empires grew fat and their subjects literally worshipped the politicians, bishops and field-marshals.

If necessary at the sacrifice of our own lives

The Common Good Before The Individual Good

In America the mystical mythos was weaker and reverence for the Almighty Dollar much stronger. Mining company lobbyists convinced politicians to convert their gold and silver into coins and force distant consumers to pay the cost via tariff revenue. By the time inconvenient supply and demand considerations revealed how dumb an idea this had been, the mining corporations could buy and sell politicians like potatoes. These corporatepreneurs found among the disciples of Bellamy, Kant and Marx the useful voters they needed to keep that money faucet open. A weaker version of the European myth did the same thing: tax the helpless to pay brutes to tax them all the harder, with as many mock trials and executions as needed to overcome resistance. The biggest difference was that American piety and guilt over extermination of natives led to a prohibitionist reaction which contrasted with Germany’s exploitation of primitives, residents and foreigners with chemical drugs.

When these two systems came into conflict, intelligent persons fled in the direction of least coercion and nuclear weapons ended the war. Now would be a good time to ask ourselves whether ancient myths, dogma, charisma, mixed-economy entanglements and charisma are too sandy a foundation for a civilization that is free and not at war. The alternative, the relatively new experiment of individual rights, has been more successful than the European habits that have kept Europe and Asia in constant bloodbaths over the course of nineteen centuries. Yet the entrenched political parties that propose to write and enforce laws still think in terms of the wonderfulness of ancient dogma rather than the demonstrated value of individual rights. Suckering the helpless with free stuff taken from others by force may no longer be worth the risks. Leaving individuals free to help themselves has produced better results than the approaches that relied on initiation of force by men with guns.

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Dry killers, Canada and Prosperity

In 1930, as the economy began to freeze and die, Hollywood actresses had withdrawal sickness, dry agents shot people and poisons paralyzed and blinded Americans while religious fanatics swore that shoot-first prohibitionism brings wealth. History shows us that coercion brings poverty, and that the wealth of individuals and nations is a function of the absence of coercion: in other words, freedom.

Yes the British Prime Minister thought American prohibition was a good thing for England. The British were exporting heroin to China until 1911, when the revolution put a stop to that. Soon the heroin-exporting countries went to war to escape ratification of a Hague antiopium convention and grab each others’ markets in Africa and elsewhere. American prohibition, brought on in part by reaction to the drug glut that added morphine to liquor, turned out a bonanza not just for corn sugar and yeast producers, but also purveyors of hemp, barbiturates, beer and moonshine… oh! and heroin. The Canadian province of Ontario tried briefly to coerce people with prohibition, but the resulting gunfights, murders, bribery, fraud, economic instability and corruption promptly brought repeal of that altruistic experiment.

A similar thing occurred in the 1960s. with world population headed for a Malthusian disaster, Republicans and their fanatical remoras sought to keep birth control pills, condoms, diaphragms and such illegal and banned from the government postal monopoly. That effort failed and the second derivative of the population curve changed sign. Canadians in 1968 tried to legalize pregnancy termination. The effort failed but the silence imposed by the Comstock Law of 1873 and its imitations was broken; the little boy shouted that the Pope had no clothes on!

By 1971 the Libertarian party formed, despite Nixon subsidies to the entrenched military-industrial-kleptocracy. The LP platform featured a woman for veep. When Victoria Woodhull tried to run for the top post in 1872 she was immediately arrested by men with guns. But in 1972 the LP got a single electoral vote out of more than 500 cast–in the middle of Supreme Court hearings on Roe v. Wade. To protect their Republican from its own fanatical infiltrators, the justices struck down Dixiecrat coathanger abortion laws under the Amendment that secures rights for “All persons born…” and Canada again rose to the defense of individual rights for women. There are no Comstock or coathanger abortion laws in Canada at all. Canada has a libertarian party complete with law-changing spoiler votes.

Spoiler Vote Clout

Dokuro-Chan, the Bludgeoning Angel

The invisible hand of economics is clearly discernible on the Canada’s Atlantic seaboard. Newfoundland, a haven for smugglers like the nearby French Island of St Pierre-Miquelon, still has a dry law on the shelf to keep local smugglers in fighting trim. Once Americans discovered prohibition was a marketing tool for politicians, lawyers, corn sugar and yeast magnates, they came after those perpetrators with blood in their eyes. Now would be a good time to do again take political power down a notch, before another faith-addled Republican again dismembers the economy for Comstock Sharia law and Blue laws.

Voting libertarian defeats the worst looter party candidates and tell the survivors to back off on sumptuary laws, asset forfeiture, taxation and interfering with electrical generation and the internet. That’s clout. That’s winning!

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