Who Wrote Roe v. Wade?

Population has doubled since Libertarian plank of 1972

1972 LP platform plank: “We further support all laws restricting voluntary control or voluntary termination of pregnancies during their first hundred days.” No other American party platform had anything to say that subject when the election was held in November. Libertarian party earned just under 4000 popular votes plus one electoral vote from a state that wouldn’t let Libertarians on their ballot, thanks to Roger MacBride’s gallant refusal to cast an electoral vote for Richard Nixon on 06JAN1973.

Sixteen days after the Electoral votes were counted, the Supreme Court decision of 22JAN1973 began with (a) For the stage prior to approximately the end of the first trimester, the abortion decision and its effectuation must be left to the medical judgment of the pregnant woman’s attending physician.

Some might figure that “approximately” as 84 days (12 weeks) or 93 days (three 31-day months). Either way comes to week or two short of the Libertarian Party platform’s “first hundred days.” Yet to Libertarian magazine writer Jacob Sullum there is evidently nothing but coincidence in the fact that the Supreme Court’s a-b-c “arbitrary” decision resulted in a bell curve practically centered on the LP recommendation of 100 days. Sullum has evidently given Roe v. Wade as much thought as Clarence Thomas had when his confirmation hearings began. Thomas had heard of Roe, but could recall no opinion on it, seemed to barely know Anita Hill and couldn’t have picked Long Dong Silver out of a lineup. Here’s a lady I’ll bet Sullum couldn’t pick out of a lineup.

A month before the LP repeal abortion laws plank, women performed where doctors feared to tread

The Supreme Court opened its 1972-73 term October 2, 1972, freshly packed with three Richard Nixon appointees, and decided it would again hear arguments from Austin, Texas, to the effect that the political State lacked authority to force women into the involuntary labor of childbirth against their will. That was, like The Pill, a direct affront to the Comstock laws of 1873, which made mother’s letter to her daughter about the rhythm method cause for ten years on a chain gang. TR’s 1902 “Race Suicide” letter declared anyone so shallow and selfish as to dislike having children “in effect a criminal against the race”… The Herbert Hoover administration barred all discussion of birth control, and the “Methodist White Terror” that H.L. Mencken derided stood as rigidly against individual rights for women as it had against beer, wine and The Demon Rum. Nor was the Libertarian party the first or second with the courage to stop the bullying of women.

Before 1st arguments on Roe, a 1970 peace, laissez-faire, anti-draft, relegalization and pro-choice Buffalo party was strangled in its crib.(link)

The Buffalo Party Festival–organized when Woodstock was showing at theaters in the U.S. and Canada–was followed by hasty enactment of laws banning all rock concerts. The pro-choice Human Rights party, which also participated in 1972 local elections alleged Kleptocracy cheating.(link) The Libertarian Party was one of three already defending the individual rights–even of young people–in 1972. Our fewer than 4000 spoiler votes evidently fostered repeal of bad laws that, through normal channels, would have required ten thousand times as many votes to amount to 50% of the total. That is leveraged spoiler vote clout–an ancient technique that got the communist income tax and fanatical religious criminalization of production and trade into the Constitution as Amendments 16 and 18 by a series of political parties of the looter persuasion. Observe:

Even before 1904, parties of the looter persuasion urged predatory taxation and economy-killing criminalization of trade.(link) The Great Depression was the result. The LP has repealed laws for 50 years, and with undamaged platform planks draws 4M votes in presidential and more than that in local elections. Those votes repeal rights-violating laws day in and day out, rain or shine, year after year.

Petr Beckmann observed in 1983 that the Supreme Court is a political child of its time. “For history shows the Supreme Court supremely flexible. It approved of slavery, of racism, of the unlawful mass imprisonment of US citizens for their Japanese origin, of protecting the guilty at the expense of their victims, and of a hundred other mockeries of justice.” The court allows ignorant and brainwashed State officials to rob and endanger utility ratepayers by suppressing nuclear technology to outlaw energy production. The Berkeley Daily Gazette for December 31, 1936 features an article titled Population Pressure Seen as Biological Cause of War, written when there were 40 persons per square mile.(link) Today there are 130 people per square mile of land area, and 215,000 people were added to the population yesterday.

Today’s race-suicide girl-bulliers and anti-energy fanatics will be tomorrow’s objects of pity and derision. Like the Demon Rum and Reefer Madness prohibitionists of a century ago–their initiation of force could again wreck the economy–if not civilization.

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What caused The Crash?

Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

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Real Global Snowfall Trend

This is Libertariantranslator’s attempt to repost a reproducible scientific measurement by Zoe Phin. The original post is well worth visiting.(link) This is actual science by someone who shows her work, and includes the code needed to verify it is accurate in its derivation.

*** Here’s Zoe:

In a previous post, I tried measuring the global snowfall trend over the last 41 years using a pixel color technique because I couldn’t find the original data behind NASA’s public images. I have now found the higher resolution data needed to find the most accurate global snowfall trend.

The data is from here1. The results are very different, but the direction of the trend remains. It turns out that I had greatly underestimated the positive trend in snowfall by nearly 2.5x.

Here is the real global snowfall trend:

See? Visit the original and voilá! Data show snowfall is increasing despite the subsidized hot air expelled by unnamed scientist impersonators.(link)

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What caused The Crash?

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Scientist impersonators

Bernard Cohen’s article, The Disposal of Radioactive Wastes from Fission Reactors disabused me of brainwashing and propaganda which at the time were everywhere on and off of campus.(link) By the time a reactor on Three Mile Island acted up with a stuck valve, killing and injuring nobody, the looter media had quietly ignored another 79,000 premature deaths caused by pollution from coal-fired power plants. Much anti-nuclear propaganda was imported and parroted by scientist impersonators such as John Gofman, Jane Fonda, Ralph Nader, Amory Lovins, Paul Ehrlich, Henry Kendall, George Wald, Helen Caldicott, Daniel Ellsberg, Barry Commoner, Richard Hubbard, John Cobb, Hugo Sternglass, John Holdren and perhaps a dozen other scientist impersonators, ex-scientists and weak-minded Quislings converted into enemy agents by The Kleptocracy.(link) Here is a current analysis of similar machinations, albeit by a “conservative” devoutly committed to the initiation of deadly force against freethinkers and libertarians.(link)

I can easily understand how a coercive, mixed-economy Kleptocracy descended but lately from mystical monarchism given to torture, burning of heretics, violent prohibitionism, fascist girl-bullying and Creation Superstition has no trouble conjuring up a host of enemies. But none of that makes the enemies–or their proffered cures–any better than the host suffering from such brood parasitism. Soviet socialism has proven itself the same thing as Hitlerian nationalsocialism. Both sprang from altruistic German collectivism and are distinguishable only when one notices the latter is more deeply steeped in Bellamy and Lutheran hatred of all things Jewish. How different was the American Liberal Party in its 1931 platform:

Heard mention of this party lately?(link)

The Liberal Party aims at the dissolution of the Ku Klux Klan, because that society, suppressing the social and political rights of Jews, Catholics, and Negroes, is a foul vulture that is eating the heart out of the body politic; and when it was in its greatest power it continued to enroll new thousands in its membership through the encouragement which Mr. Ford gave to its propaganda with his senseless campaign of libel against the Jews.
Recent statistics based upon the census reports show that the population of the United States is nearly 125 million, some eighteen million of which are Catholics, ten million Jews, with about twenty-two million in all the Protestant churches, leaving us with the significant conclusion that some seventy-five million of our people are entirely without church affiliations of any kind. This great majority of our citizens, in the main, have no other wish than to live pleasant and useful lives, unshackled from Draconian statutes, yet they are forced to sit still and feel the chains of slavery growing constantly heavier because a small but compact and pitiless minority of ministers, supported by a narrow following, are slowly but surely, a step at a time, enacting their ideas of public morals into the laws of this land.

Church, “The Liberal Party in America, pp. 9, 20

Sure enough, even after The Kleptocracy that helped Hitler rearm Germany lost its grip on the knout of prohibitionism, its policies have dragged America backwards toward another Great Depression and away from individual rights for citizens male and female. Only in 1972, when “libertarian” sprang from the writings of Mencken into the platform and electoral vote that freed women in These States and Canada from the coercive depredations of altruistic racial collectivism, nationalist eugenic distortions of ethics and thanatological genocide and from there into the Supreme Court decision that ended Comstockism, did individual rights again become a thing in These Sovereign States. Let’s hold onto them this time. Choose Libertarian delegates committed to individual rights, not foreign terrorism, anarchist communism or warfare against the Bill of Rights.(link)

The U.S. Constitution is terse and thoughtful, and the reason the Libertarian movement originated in America. Try establishing a Libertarian Party under a 90,000-word junta “Constitution” and you will appreciate the distinction. In Canada and the U.S. there is nothing more effective than the leveraged clout of an individual’s vote for a proper Libertarian Party.(link)

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What caused The Crash?

Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

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What I read in the papers

“that’s an alibi for my ignorance.”

Before 1938 only Americans had a Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Still, one could buy a gun in European countries–especially the ones that still owed Americans money from the previous World War. A German was arrested for espionage in the U.S. even before Austria was joyously incorporated into the Third Reich by popular vote. Unlike the case of deeply-indebted Texas joining the Union in spite of “anti-assumption” agitation (the Union bought Texas’ annexation by paying the Republic’s debts) the $35 million Austria owed Uncle Sam went to the National Socialist Rearmament Fund in that Anschluss.(link)

Shortly thereafter, with French officials already persecuting Jews to appease German belligerence, an oppressed youth bought a pistol, walked into the German Embassy and shot Ernst Vom Rath to death in a classic Jew Kills Nazi turnabout of Man Bites Dog. Unamused by the unequal but apposite reprisal force, Hitler’s government promptly passed Commonsense Gun Control forbidding Jews to own guns and smashed out all store windows in a Kristallnacht of violence to drive home their peaceful intentions. So peaceful were christian nationalsocialist intentions that when America joined the war three years later, atomic bombs were at the top of our to-do list.

Google misread this typo(link)

Imagine Your Humble Servant’s surprise on reading the above news of Soviet “peace” infiltrators in the first week of January, 1945, when the Manhattan Project was so secret that hardly anybody even knew the names of the top three Soviet spies already infiltrated into Los Alamos and eagerly ladling out fission bomb recipes classified Top Secret! Atomic Scientist and Atom Spy had not even entered the vernacular in January 1945. Japanese planes from Iwo Jima were still bombing American runways on Saipan; only a tiny amount of enriched uranium was on hand and plutonium production had barely begun. But the following pages gave the year as 1946!

Add Rome and Positive Christian Socialism

The only remaining mystery is… whatever happened to the real January 7, 1945 Prescott Evening Courier?

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What caused The Crash?

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We Wuz Robbed!

Robbing is our bidness; we’re The Kleptocracy!(link)

When this Iowa newspaper was published, William McKinley had been promoted from governor of Ohio to president of the United States, and the communist ideology that had founded the Republican Party had shifted over to the Democrats. William Jennings Bryan’s Cross of Gold speech was mesmerizing the masses and cleaving the Democratic Party in twain – a development big-city machine Republicans greeted with whoops of joy.

Burning crosses and looter rhetoric

Sixteen years earlier the Democratic Party platform had decried the encroachment of despotism by vote fraud. After reaffirming its opposition to laws outlawing the consumption of alcohol and drugs, the party went on to demand a free ballot and decry the surrounding of ballot boxes by troops and deputy marshals to intimidate and obstruct the election, and the false count of electoral votes which in 1876-77 had installed the candidate defeated at the polls as President.(link)

Communism regurgitates and re-swallows

Hillary Clinton ran on a platform calling for police to shoot and rob Blacks, Latinos and hepcats in general over plant leaves (just like the Republicans). She also wanted to continue sending men with guns, tanks, napalm, landmines and flamethrowers out to murder women kids houses and villages, just like Lyndon Johnson and every Republican since Johnson. Naturally she was horrified, and shrieked “fraud” after losing that election. Her sycophants ran ads begging the electoral college not to install as president the candidate who had lost at the Great Unwashed polls.(link)

The reason Donald Trump lost at the polls was that the Libertarian party ran a credible candidate on a reasonable platform. Gary Johnson was not a bomb-throwing communist anarchist cross-dressing as a libertarian, and the LP platform did not invite suicide bombers and dangerous criminals to enter These States uninspected. As a result the Libertarian party was entrusted with 4 million votes cast by honest Americans. Both halves of the Kleptocracy recoiled in horror at this development, yet dissimilated by pointing the finger at imaginary Russian hackers or Jim Crow election laws.

Sleazy looter wokeness and cruel fanaticism are STILL The Kleptocracy!

The “Fusion” Republicans feared in 1887 was not the least bit nuclear. It was the combination of a Klan-ridden, communist-infiltrated Democratic Party resorting in its desperation to an alliance with a People’s party whose main platform plank was copied from paragraph two of the Communist manifesto. Today’s Democrats have reverted to a similar coalition re-tasking racial collectivism in a different direction. Republicans in the meantime have taken to copying the formulas successfully employed by Theodore Roosevelt and Adolph Hitler, combining racial collectivism with “ethical” eugenics and religious brainwashing. Out of that we got the Panic of 1907, the Crash and Great Depression, and World War 2.

Women voters got rid of Bert Hoover, the Klan, Prohibition and The Depression

Enough women voters were attracted to the Libertarian party platform in 1972 to encourage the Supreme Court to copy our plank and rename it Roe v Wade. By infiltration and sabotage, The Kleptocracy has managed to jimmy that plank out of the platform and turn the Libertarian party into a sleazy boys club dominated by communist infiltrators. As a result, the National Socialist half of The Kleptocracy has taken over the State of Texas so that women are now hunted like fugitive slaves in a Harriet Beecher Stowe novel. This could be the wake-up call the Texas Libertarian Party needed to summon the courage to reinstate individual rights for women in the platform, and thereby attract rather than alienate one half of the population. Here is the original Libertarian plank:

We support an end to all subsidies for childbearing built into our present laws, including all welfare plans and the provision of tax-supported services for children. We further support the repeal of all laws restricting voluntary birth control or voluntary termination of pregnancies during their first hundred days. We shall oppose all coercive measures to control population growth.

Libertarian Party Platforms, 1972, 1976.
Communist anarchist and mystical Republican delegates have had their say. Their Ignoble Experiment is a monument to failure.

The Libertarian Party’s 2020 nomination of a female Quisling pressing for bloody coat-hanger abortions and an ignorant tool advocating no-borders anarchism cost the Libertarian party ballot access to half the States in the Union and more than half the votes we earned in the 2016 election against the same Republican oaf and a senile prohibitionist Democrat. There is a lesson there that ought not to be forgotten.

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What caused The Crash?

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World Health? FATF Crash?

Nothing to see here folks...

FATF Week in Paris… Why the Market Crash?

Who makes decisions about financial intervention and World Health?

According to WHO (The World Health Organization), contributions from the U.S. government, American citizens, and U.S.-based charities make up 76% of all voluntary contributions to the organization. That amounted to $945.6 million from 2016 to 2017. 

This is pretty close to what Tucker, the narrator over at Fox News has to say.(link) His story checks out. In fact just about everything national socialist “conservatives” say about international socialist “progressives” (and vice-versa) is as close as either gang ever comes to saying anything true. The puppet FOX claims the Chinese dictatorship has propped up at the WHO (who send men with guns to shoot and jail kids because of plant leaves) is clearly pathetic.(link) But to the Chinese dictatorship he’s “our” pathetic stooge. Who else does Red China have shaping policy?

Sum Ting Wong

Bank of Communist China

Meet the new FATF President, Xiangmin Liu, and the coercive agenda-framers’ veep Marcus Pleyer. A communist Chinese dictatorship puppet and an ecological National Socialist from former communist soldier Merkel’s Democratic Republic of Antifaschistischer Germany.(link) Here are China’s policies😦link

  • Under the Chinese Presidency, the FATF will continue to… work on confiscation
  • under the Chinese Presidency the FATF will conduct a strategic review of its core work.
  • Under the Chinese Presidency, the FATF will develop the methodology for countries to be assessed against the standard for virtual assets…
  • Financial institutions continue to attract attention for the wrong reasons and find themselves the focus of increasingly large-scale money laundering as highlighted by investigations and sanctions by law enforcement agencies and supervisors.
  • The FATF will continue to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of criminal justice systems, including the investigation and prosecution of money laundering

Prohibitionists routinely cause financial collapses via asset forfeiture enactments, and when they do, the Republican Party they infiltrate and poison loses several successive presidential elections. China noticed this weakness. This latest crash came during FATF Week in Paris.(link) These bureaucrats design the deliberate looting of bank accounts, and crash economies as in 2008, and cause flash crashes.(link)

As soon as the latest FATF Crash needed to be explained away, subsidized media rushed into print with the 3-month-old communist lab virus no longer profitable to ignore. The FATF Week meeting was covered in Pakistani and Iranian media–and few other journalistic news outlets. 

The U.S. President ought to investigate FATF and declaw it. Charging the communists reparations for their germ lab accident could be an additional step. The simplest method would be to use the asset-forfeiture FATF itself recommends to seize the Treasury Bills in Chinese communist hands. What better way to combat terrorism?

When it comes to votes, either way, this crash and depression will arguably benefit the Libertarian Party, just as the 2008 Bush FATF crash helped us increase our vote share by 328% from 2008 to 2016. While the economy was recovering from the previous asset-forfeiture crash, medieval prohibitionism of plant leaves and contraception could be overlooked. But prohibitionism is the weakness in America’s mixed economy totalitarians have learned to exploit.

Perot and Libertarian impersonators drop out

Before the George W. Bush asset-forfeiture Crash

Fool me twice, shame on me!

LP votes AFTER the 2008 asset-forfeiture Crash!

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What caused the 16 Feb Crash?

Asset-Forfeiture Looting is not Free trade

Asset-forfeiture is the leper’s bell of an approaching looter.

Type S&P 500 and choose the 6 month index. By running the cursor along the peak of the curve you can tell when the slope of the curve turned negative. That date looks like 19FEB2020. CNN expelled a huge smokescreen on China’s Communo-Virus close to then, but CNN is not of a truthful persuasion. The corporation actually PAYS airports to display its screed on waiting area screens, and nobody had more interest in asset-forfeiture looting than Nixon-law subsidized media looters. So who is next on the list of usual suspects? Whose name appeared on the Flash Crashes of 2008, 2010 and 2015?(link)

Yes, I am talking about the Financial Action Task Force currently tasked with looking into corruption in not-really-communist China. And guess what… see those twin troughs just to the left of February 19? The high point just before the fall-where the slope goes from increasing to decreasing–coincides reasonably with issuance of a Swiss report on how Swiss banks have agreed to FATF-approved Knife Your Customer and similar policies. The report was released, I’d wager, on or about February 17, 2020, judging from the stock prices graph. The FATF is very careful to avoid exact dates unless there are no nearby stock gyrations.(link

FATF reports and such are reportedly released in Month, Year, and surrounded with a smokescreen of obfuscating acronyms. The MER on Switzerland was adopted in October 2016 and at the urging of AML/CFT advisors went through R.2 through R.21 with threshold gaps triggering due diligence requirement adjustments and execution of operations in cases of suspicion. Since the same Swiss whose papers debated U.S. newspapers about wholesaling heroin in February of 1929 are today deemed too naíve to write their own laws, the FATF hands elected representatives AMLAs to sign and pass, and scolding CDBs (a looter code of ethical robbery).(link)

FATF does admit that an OBA-FINMA became enforceable with guns on January 1, 2020, and for the ten-thousandth time dins its message that anyone who would rather not be robbed by tax collectors can only be so anti-social if actually practicing or at least abetting the financing of religious terrorists flying hijacked planes into tall buildings in New York.(link) Everywhere you look, logical disjunction is resorted to to deliver this point subliminally. Any declarative statement, even “two plus two makes four” is still true after some dishonest skunk tacks on a disjunction. Two plus two makes four or five is therefore as logically true a statement as it was before tacking on the cognitive mutilation and repeating it a million times–sad, but true.(link

See their pro-coercion brainwashing movie: Not a Victimless Crime

 

So a preference for keeping your own money means–in FATFspeak–you are morally the same as 1912 balkan Mohammedans or Christians kidnapping, raping and murdering each other, and selling the survivors to the highest bidder.(link) By their lights, this makes you OAD FCT according to the GBCF.(link

You can see how this goo, like the language in the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1987-is contrivedly hard to follow or, once grasped, to explain to the innocent. Then again, if your pet policy is guaranteed to wreck the economy that pursues it, clarity is the enemy. 

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1922 Dry Law Enforcement

SAYS BEER AND WINE IS SHUNNED–blared the headlines under the banner of the Gettysburg Times on a hot summer day in 1922. Backing the blaring was Wayne B Wheeler, the Harry Anslinger of the 1920s whose Anti Saloon League drummed up votes against any politician who sided with Satan against the Godly initiation of force rallied to crush the narcotic evils of the Demon Rum, Warlock Wine and Beelzebub Beer.

Initiation of Force for God and Jesus!

Read the original article (link)

By mid-1922, the U.S. economy was a shambles not to be seen again until after the Jones Five and Ten Law of March 1929 again put the fear of the Lord into the myrmidons of Mammon. Federal wartime and Constitutional Prohibition had wrecked the economy despite the influx of money as war loans arrearage was dragged out of Europe. America’s reaction was to ignore the dry laws, buy off the fanatics with bribes, and churn out beer and bootleg gin from corn sugar glucose and Fleischmann’s yeast from Portland to Portland. It was a standoff between politicians & lobbyists versus red-blooded Americans, with freedom or coercion in the balance.

I'll beat you to death!

Spirit of Dry Enforcement, same paper (link)

Politicians of the Methodist White Terror, drawn from Republican, Prohibition and Democratic parties were convinced that lax enforcement was weakening the economy, and that with enough guns, padlocks, prison time, lynchings, murder and confiscations, the economy would be up and running again in no time. Two theories of prosperity competed toe-to-toe. Religious fanatics shouted from the rooftops that coercion by deadly force was the key to a healthy economy. James A Reed, the wet senior Senator from the Anheuser-Busch State of Missouri, argued for freedom of trade and production and repeal of cruel dry legislation grounded in superstitious myths.

This was the very same wet Senator who, three years later, would send young Robert Anson Heinlein to the Annapolis Naval Academy. (link) Heinlein’s TANSTAAFL is the banner for the 2020 Libertarian Party Convention in Austin, Texas. (link)

The same page recounts some symptoms of that relatively brief economic collapse. A photo of a morgue containing the bodies of 18 of 22 mostly immigrant workers executed by union goons at a Herrin, Illinois coal mine, showed things were not as rosy as the Anti-Saloon League lobbyist preached. Wheeler assured the Sunday School meeting that: “Over $2,500,000,000 wasted for drink has been turned into useful channels. Bank deposits and savings have increased, and the net increased wealth of the country last year was $8 billion.” In fact, bank suspensions way more than doubled in the liquidity crisis from 1920 to 1921, and stood at twice the 1920 figure in 1922. Asset forfeiture was a blunt instrument for enforcing prohibition even back then. So the search was on for something else to blame for Prohibition’s economic damage. Exploiting the Herrin massacre, labor unrest was blamed and a business “revival” invented–same newspaper. (link)

Bull as scapegoat for economic depression, 1922

1922 blame the unions, 1930, the tariff! Bottle? What bottle?

Below this cartoon, the US Shipping Board was forbidden to serve wine even off the coast of France. This because August Busch of Missouri had denounced the government’s floating bars as hypocrisy after Anheuser Busch beer was banned. But what about Congressman Kelly–the Pennsylvania Dry Hope Wheeler bragged about?

Fast forward to June 23, 1930: PENNSYLVANIAN IS SOUGHT FOR TARIFF BOARD… Congressman Kelly was shoved forward to represent his state on the federal Tariff Board even as those opposed to the increase in the tariff on sugar were blamed for the Crash and Depression! (link)

DON'T BLAME ASSET FORFEITURE PROHIBITION!

Dry Congressman Kelly urged for Tariff board, wets blamed for Crash!

By then only repeal could end the Depression, and 4 months earlier a new political party was being formed. The news story ran:

WET THIRD PARTY IDEA FROWNED ON IN CONGRESS‑‑Even Liberals Call it Impracticable‑‑by Arthur Crawford‑‑Washington DC, Feb 5‑‑Supposed formation of a new “liberal” party attracted widespread attention today as a possible development in the controversy over prohibition, but leaders in both Republican and Democratic parties were inclined to ridicule the suggestion. The proposal was made by Samuel Hardin Church of Pittsburgh, president of the Carnegie institute, at last night’s dinner in New York of the eastern directors of the AAPA (Association Against the Prohibition Amendment) (CT 2/6/30 8) More to come on how this party saved America from the Great Depression just as nullification saved us from the earlier prohibition Crash and depression…

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