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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Conservative altruism versus life

Fake moral compass

Altruism is subjective, anamorphic

Genocide is a social adaptation that observably marches in lockstep with altruism. Altruism itself is variously redefined by collectivists–especially religious conservatives–to infuse it with an odor of scientific eugenics.

This manufactured reaction dates back to Richard Dawkins’ “The Selfish Gene.” The book’s introduction humbly apologizes for unwittingly validating the individualist view of life and survival, especially the way virtue ethics considers values or goodness. Fourteen years before The Selfish Gene, similar ethical conclusions were advanced in Atlas Shrugged, a book organized mysticism struggled to pretend never existed in much the way The Party members in Orwell’s novel 1984 struggled to believe an apostate or “unperson” had never existed. Dawkins, a scientist, was harder to ignore, so distortion was relied on instead.

It is informative that since Dawkins’ writings, the idea of altruists as a race that reproduces sexually is again advanced by religious conservatives as solemnly as though it were a new argument. Bonobo monkeys and other instinctual beasts incapable of conceptual thought are offered by religious conservatives as examples that “prove” that altruism–acting sacrificially to benefit others, not self–is by Revealed ipso facto Definition “the” Good. A reinforcing example is the assertion that female Bonobo monkeys won’t copulate with non-sacrificial males. Leaving aside the yearning for female monkeys as the last possible partners girl-bullying brutes can hope for, the net appeal is to collectivist reproduction increasing the subspecies. Each Selfish Gene applies game theory to survival of the gene pool as accurately as physical phenomena apply efficient paths to conservation of energy transitions.

Yet genes lack the intelligence or moral decision making ability to avoid Malthusian disasters such as occur when population exceeds food supply. Whether conservatives also lack this discernment or simply rely on the Rapture’s host of angels lifting them bodily from the jaws of overpopulation crises leading to war, etc. is not obvious. One possibility is that control over children offers organized mysticism the opportunity to cripple young minds through conditioning and indoctrination. After all, in pre-1911 China, girls were encouraged to cripple themselves by binding their own feet, and actually thought this a “good” thing according to consensus and generally accepted community standards.

A mind is a terrible thing to cripple

Bound feet, crippled from early childhood per custom

The Conservative theory is a rewarming of the old Race Suicide view held by Roosevelt Republicans in 1906. The argument was structured in much the same way Lutheran and Papist nationalsocialism characterized “juden” in Germany’s Altruria as an invasive species that cannot be “assimilated” and must instead, regretfully and with heavy heart, be exterminated like so many Apaches or Comanches. From Adolf Hitler’s Theodoric struggle to use genocide for altruist collectivist eugenics, religious conservatism has lately evolved to Trump’s offer to extirpate the families of unappreciative Semitic tribesmen whose Sharia jurisdictions Christians so eagerly tax us to bomb.

Over a century later mystical ideologues STILL Stand at Armageddon Doing Battle For The Lord, exactly like the fanatical Mohammedans of similar ideology. This is the key difference between religious socialism and individualism. Communists and nationalsocialists never tire of each declaring the other are “not really” altruists. Yet both clearly value coercion, sacrifice, death in their fundamental manifestos. This is a subjective, distorted, unreliable moral compass pointing in the wrong direction in all cases.

Letting these twin variants of the rejection of reason replace science, philosophy–especially ethics–would be suicidal.  Fortunately it isn’t happening. The genocidal rampages of communo-fascist socialism in Germany and Russia were as vivid an object lesson as the amok berserker hijackings into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Communist vote shares in elections are falling like membership in mystical congregations. The Libertarian party is gaining votes and membership while the looter parties are shrinking. You can help by studying virtue ethics, voting and making a small donation to the Libertarian Party.

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Either-Or, revisited

You can deal with people by persuasion, that is, voluntarily. The alternative is to do it by force, that is, by threatening to harm or kill them, then killing a statistical sample to show the survivors you mean business. Nearly all who opt for the use of force try to disguise the fact even from themselves–by appeals to altruism. The economic systems that result from each of these alternatives converge on libertarian or totalitarian solutions.

Germany’s Christian National Socialism and Soviet Communism have clearly identified themselves in practice as genocidal slave camps. The two régimes are indistinguishable to anyone save their own brainwashees. Here is how appreciation of the two alternative political systems is shaping up as measured by the ballots cast by voters.

Communism in Russia judged as shown by vote share given to the Communist Party:

Communist religion is fast losing congregants

The trendline shown is a logarithmic decay curve of communist party votes.

The vertical axis is the communist percentage of the votes counted in the past five admittedly rigged and tampered Russian elections.

Libertarian Party popularity in These United States is shaping up as follows:

Voluntary persuasion replaces initiation of harmful and deadly force

US libertarian party vote share data fitted to a sigmoid replacement curve.

These graphs show that the pseudoscientific superstition known as socialism is declining in popularity as fast as its Papist and Lutheran competitors (nationalsocialism). Force-initiating dictatorial political philosophies are being replaced by ethical values that uphold the rights of individuals.

You can hasten this transition by donating to and voting for Libertarian Party candidates (the kind who wrote the 1972 platform language the Supreme Court used in its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision). Voting Republican is ethically the same as supporting German National Socialism. Voting for the Democratic soft machine strengthens the communist and lay socialist ideology that now controls the Democratic party. Both parties have fallen into the hands of violent looters. Your libertarian vote gives them an incentive to snap out of it and focus on reality.

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Why voting Libertarian works

Why would anyone bother to drum up votes for the Libertarian party?

Read' em and weep, looters!

Libertarian share of votes earned in national elections.

Why ask for libertarian votes? Simple. Every such vote benefits ME, not the Kleptocracy candidate, by getting rid of violent laws.  Every time Ram Johnston loses an election by 3% when the Libertarian Candidate got 2% of the vote, that–like a smack upside the head–is a learning experience. For a Texas State Legislator, the loss of pay comes to $43,000 (not counting bribes and kickbacks).  Women voters who want to keep birth control safe and legal need not help the Democrats make electricity scarce and unaffordable. The Libertarian Party platform of 1972 wrote the Roe v. Wade decision into law with fewer than 4000 votes nationwide. Comstock Law Republican and Prohibition Party organizers are painfully aware of this fact, though they struggle to evade it. Your vote can count if it replaces a bad 19th-Century party with a good 20th-Century party that values freedom and individual rights.

Here is what a logistical substitution curve looks like. This is how the Whigs replaced the Federalists, and Red Republicans replaced the Whig Party.

Freedom replacing Left=Right coercive collectivism

The Libertarian vote share curve starts at 0 but never reaches 100% in a democracy.

Technically competent individuals who understand that electrical power generation drastically reduces the death rate are free to vote Libertarian. You need not help Republican-funded militarized police crowd prisons, shoot foreigners and confiscate property because mystical pseudoscience says to ban plant leaves. Conscientious voters change bad laws by keeping their integrity. Simple arithmetic makes voting for candidates that support the Libertarian Party Platform the most effective use of the franchise.  The only wasted vote is one that tells violent looters to keep trying to ban electricity, prohibit plants and repeal the Bill of Rights.

Energy enables eudaimonia

Interfering with energy increases the death rate

I am asking naturalized citizens to vote Libertarian and resident aliens to contribute to Libertarian campaigns.  The hardest part is helping voters understand that your vote should benefit YOU, not some force-initiating politician. I prove this with algebra showing 1.4% of the vote in 11 campaigns brought the 18th Amendment which caused the Great Depression. Earlier, 9% of the 1892 vote brought an income tax law, so if 9% has the law-changing clout of 51%, then each People’s Party vote counted for six Republican or Democrat votes in terms of its effectiveness in forcing at least one of the soft machine factions to change its platform. These are examples of spoiler vote leverage.

Solving the 1892 equation for x yields 6. This shows us that every populist vote had six times the law-changing power of a vote wasted on a machine politician. In the Prohibition case, 1.4% of the vote made beer a felony as if it were the same as 51%. So set 1.4x=51, x=36 means every such vote packed 36 times more law-changing clout. This is the mechanism whereby the entire Socialist platform of 1920 became law by 1980, even with the candidates all losing.

The libertarian party is simply reversing that process. Hitler, Stalin, Franco, Lenin, Mussolini, Ceaușescu and Pol Pot have demonstrated the legal and economic results of socialism via historical events not on record in 1913. That was the year American voters believed the Communist Manifesto income tax was a good idea.

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Texas Libertarian Platform

Our system works in spite of government...

Read it, why dontcha?

Looking over the  candidate application form, the striking thing is “do you agree with the Texas LP platform?” The question is not easy to answer because the platform goes off on nitpicking tangents crammed with unexpanded acronyms. My computer literally died while I was trying to translate the thing.

Rather than lend credibility to Mark Levin and other Republican partisans, the Texas LP could put its own platform on a diet and leverage podcasts to distribute verbatim audio recordings of its content–in Spanish and English. The national platform in Portuguese takes less than half an hour to listen to. That avenue of bilingual outreach is completely unavailable to the Kleptocracy parties, mired as they are in many words and many lies. There is a differentiating advantage to be had there.

Tejas, excuse me, Texas includes a great many voters who feel comfortable with Spanish. A terse, no-nonsense platform written in accordance with Strunk & White’s Elements of Style (Omit needless words!) is easy to translate into Spanish, French Canadian, and maybe even Navajo. But a rambling spray of legalese isn’t.

Four thousand, five hundred twelve words at George Orwell’s BBC standard rate of 150 words a minute does yield 30 minutes, but why so much specific and obscure jargon?  We need to attract candidates so folks can cast spoiler votes to inform the Kleptocracy what sort of things they need to repeal. The platform could be simpler and bring us more candidates is all I’m saying.

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Do tariffs wreck economies?

Many words and mucho looting

Number of pages in the tariff law

Historians, economists, investors–people in the thrall of government control over the economy–urge us to believe the 1929 Crash was a leper’s bell reaction to the approaching Tariff Act of 1930. But comparison with the previous prohibition-era tariff of 1922 reveals huge differences in search, seizure and asset forfeiture powers for Coast Guard and Customs. There were large increases in tariffs on the corn wet mills made into sugar and the sugar bootleggers converted into moonshine, but not much else.

Sugar and corn tariff of 1922:

SCHEDULE 5.-SUGAR, MOLASSES, AND MANUFACTURES OF.
PAR. 501. Sugars, tank bottoms, sirups of cane juice, melada, concentrated melada, concrete and concentrated molasses, testing by the polariscope not above seventy-five sugar degrees, and all mixtures containing sugar and water, testing by the polariscope above fifty sugar degrees and not above seventy-five sugar degrees, 1&24/100 cents per pound, and for each additional sugar degree shown by the polariscopic test, forty-six one-thousandths of 1 cent per pound additional, and fractions of a degree in proportion. …

PAR. 724. Corn or maize, including cracked corn, 15 cents per bushel of fifty-six pounds; corn grits, meal, and flour, and similar products, 30 cents per one hundred pounds.

Sugar and corn tariff of 1930:

PAR. 501. Sugars, tank bottoms, sirups of cane juice, melada, concentrated melada, concrete and concentrated molasses, testing by the polariscope not above seventy-five sugar degrees, and all mixtures containing sugar and water, testing by the polariscope above fifty sugar degrees and not above seventy-five sugar degrees, 1.7125 cents per pound, and for each additional sugar degree shown by the polariscopic test, three hundred and seventy-five ten-thousandths of 1 cent per pound additional, and fractions of a degree in proportion. …

PAR. 724. Corn or maize, including cracked corn, 25 cents per bushel of fifty-six pounds; corn grits, meal, and flour, and similar products, 50 cents per one hundred pounds.

Tariffs on opium and coca leaf products did not change. 

Europeans, amid the wreckage of another of their opium wars, liquidated stocks when the US pressured Austria and Germany into passing laws against some drugs, including heroin and hemp. European stock markets peaked at about the time the Fifth Amendment was gutted so that bootlegger money could be seized under the income tax. The French stock market peaked in February, 1929, when the Naarden scandal was in the newspapers.

US stock markets followed suit when prosecutor Mabel Willebrandt–whom HL Mencken called “Prohibition’s Portia”–explained these facts about the Fifth Amendment and asset forfeiture confiscation of liquor and drug money in a syndicated column in August and September of 1929. Comprehension dawned as the First Lady of Law gave legal details of how government enforcement transformed wealth into poverty. Those same puritanical prohibition and looter laws caused money to flee banks and brokerages and the economy collapsed.

The Kleptocracy to this day attributes the crash to exaggerated reaction to the tariff, thereby distracting economists and historians from the prohibitionist measures that actually wrecked the economy. Those economy-wrecking measures prompted formation of the Liberal Party for repeal. When writing on economics, it is good practice to separate these variables. The tariff is blamed in order to avoid mentioning something more embarrassing: the sanctimonious asset-forfeiture looting that wrecked the economy and caused the Great Depression–and again in 1987 and again in 2007. Protective tariffs are ungood, but certainly not as dangerous as the communist manifesto income tax injected into the Constitution as “a replacement.”

Conservative mystics also pretend that the protective tariff did NOT cause the Civil War, when they know perfectly well that it did, just as it caused the Nullification Crisis. They then turn around and believe just as fervently that such armed extortion is “good for the economy” in the same way making beer a felony was salutary. Today a bad but impotent tariff of Abominations is blamed for the entire Crash and Depression following use of new tax laws to enforce new prohibition laws. Conservatives worship a mythical dead body invented 150 years after the fact and clothed in imaginary sermons preaching altruism and wielding whips against those who use money.

Surely one does not expect reasoned consistency from these ideologies, but rather, apologias holding their pseudoscientific policies harmless from all blame and liability for ensuing disasters. Ask yourself: have not the noble experiments of 1987 and 2007 given the lie to this superstitious evasion?

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