Ayn Rand v. Spoiler Votes

Luckily the LP is not a religion, and has no doctrine of infallibility. What it does is put into practice a suggestion made by Ayn Rand in 1947:

For a practical definition, if men merely agree that no man or number of men have the right to initiate the use of force against any human being (and that includes the forcible seizure of his property), that they have no such right for any purpose whatsoever, at any time whatsoever—that would be all we need, that would achieve a perfect Utopia on earth, that would include all the moral code we need. (LOAR 366)

Did Ayn Rand understand how spoiler votes change laws? Apparently not. Never has she explained how the income tax moved from the Communist Manifesto to the 16th Amendment. In The Fountainhead Dominique clearly opposes Prohibition, but how did it move from the Prohibition Party platform to the 18th Amendment? When asked in 1972 about the Libertarian Party she replied:

I’d rather vote for Bob Hope, the Marx Brothers, or Jerry Lewis—they’re not as funny as John Hospers and the Libertarian Party. If Hospers takes ten votes away from Nixon (which I doubt he’ll do), it would be a moral crime. … (George Wallace is no great thinker—he’s a demagogue, though with some courage—but even he had the sense to stay home this time.) If you want to spread your ideas, do it through education. But don’t run for president—or even dogcatcher—if you’re going to help McGovern. [FHF 72]

Rand’s vote-count error is reminiscent of the socialist “fixed pie” error Peikoff pointed out in a debate. Looters imagine there is only so much wealth, and that if you gain some, it is taken from someone else. Hospers and Nathan’s LP took nearly 4000 votes from parasitical competitors. The result was that the LP platform’s plank on overpopulation was copied almost verbatim into the Roe v Wade decision by the Supreme Court. This stopped Texas and Wallace Dixiecrat states from reviving Comstock laws to again ban all birth control, including abortion. This individual right Ayn Rand defended in keeping with the 14th Amendment.

Nixon’s party, on the other hand, got the “message” that George Wallace’s racial collectivist supporters sent to Washington with their 1968 votes (46 of them electoral votes). The Republicans imported some of Wallace’s planks and rhetoric and again scooped up the Klan vote–as they had in 1928. At 67, Ayn can’t be blamed for not realizing on October 22 that Wallace–in 1972 the leading Democratic contender–“had the sense to stay home” because he was shot May 15. Ayn hardly noticed that Bobby Kennedy (whom she doubtless saw as another heir of the Nazi Papacy) was fatally shot June 6th. When the GOP allowed Goldwater to lose to LBJ, that was NOT the republican endorsement of Jewish values or repudiation of christian naziism the author of “The Fascist New Frontier” had struggled to imagine.

Ayn Rand, born in an autocratic empire turned communist dictatorship, lacked experience with democracy. Like teevee personalities, she saw votes as vectors for hiring politicians, NOT as policy instruments with which individuals directly change laws. The idea of spoiler votes moving policy–as the U.S. Liberal Party votes did when she was 25, or as communist votes changed the U.S. Constitution when she was 8, never occurred to her then, or to most libertarians today.  But the religious Prohibition Amendment and communist Income Tax Amendment were championed by parties that averaged under 3% of the vote.

So when a brilliant ethicist opines that “taking ten votes away” from a lying, superstitious, girl-bullying fascist looter the likes of Richard Nixon is “a moral crime”, one has to wonder if philosophy, like science, “advances one funeral at a time.”

Words you can dance to

Clarity isn’t oversimplification

Ayn Rand’s description of the Crash and Depression in Atlas Shrugged more closely resembles the historical record than prior theories. Republicans have managed to efface Clark Warburton’s “The Economic Results of Prohibition”.  Prohibition and the Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929, takes Warburton’s work one step further. Live on Amazon Kindle for the price of a pint.

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The Panic of 1857

Looter historians explain away financial panics, crashes, collapses and depressions the way their government sponsors expect them to. After all, who who pays the piper, calls the tune. Governments also pay for the public notices sections in the newspapers, and it pays a pauper paper to please petty politicians. Continue reading

Spoiler Votes Change Laws

Turning the tables, 2 can play

Freedmen after the 13th & 14th Amendments

Conservatives are good at pointing to Friedman’s Free to Choose and arguing that Their Dark Side is the only way to vote. But that same book shows the Socialist Party platform and flatly asserts that every plank has become as legally binding as a hangman’s noose. So… how dat happen?

And how did beer get to be a felony worth 5 years on a chain gang and a fine worth 30 pounds of gold in 1929? All the Prohibitionists, Populists and Socialists ever did was lose every important election. Could it be that their average 1.5% of the vote ushered in the income tax, prohibition amendment 5 & 10 Law, Crash and Depression?

Ask any antichoice prohibitionist Republican and the answer is a mixture of feigned incomprehension and blustering evasion. But the Republican party became what it is by absorbing George Wallace’s race-baiting National Socialist Dixiecrat platform just as the Dems absorbed first the People’s Party (1892) then the Green Party (2000) looter platform planks. Compare the GOP with these American Independent Party planks:

  • God-given gifts
    “The American Independent Party gratefully acknowledges God as the Creator of all and appeals to Him for help in protecting all He has graciously given us.” (See Prohibition Party platforms)
  • Right of association
    “The right to associate includes the right to choose one’s associates, but does not include the right to force others to associate.” (No black people need apply)
  • Freedom from liberal government
    “Freed from the lawless oppression of Liberal rule, we may then compassionately and justly use our energy and ingenuity to provide for ourselves and our families.” (Liberal Party of 1930 wrote Prohibition repeal plank)
  • Life and family
    “We believe in protecting all human life however weak, defenseless, or disheartened; we endorse the family as the essential bulwark of liberty, compassion, responsibility, and industry; and declare the family’s right and responsibility to nurture, discipline, and educate its children.” (Arrest birth control doctors)
  • Marriage
    “We insist that marriage is between a man and a woman and assert the role of the law in establishing and reinforcing the mutual rights and obligations of that God-ordained contract.” (George Bush)
  • Illegal immigration
    “We oppose all illegal immigration. We support secure borders and immigration policies, inviting the best of the world to join us in freedom.” (Grenzbefestigungssystem)
  • Pro-life Constitution
    “The Republic established by our Constitution is the greatest of all pro-life institutions.” (barefoot and pregnant)
  • Public service
    “We believe that all those who govern are the servants of God for the good of citizens.” (Gemeinnutz vor Eigennutz, Gott Mit Uns)

These planks turned the low-tariff Democratic Solid South into a racial-collectivist appendage of God’s Own Prohibitionists. The process began in 1928, to defeat wet Democratic candidate Al Smith, who wanted beer to be safe and legal. Burning crosses were lit wherever “Whiskey Al” campaigned that year.

Find out more about how bad platforms, amendments and laws caused the Crash and dragged America into The Great Depression in Prohibition and The Crash, from Amazon Kindle

Hint: Prohibition caused The Crash

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Herbert Hoover, Free-Market Individualist?

Herbert Hoover Public papers 1930, p. 89

How many times have you been urged to believe that President Herbert Hoover was a capitalist opposed to communo-fascist collectivism? Hoover himself, defeated in 1932 and unhorsed in 1933, characterized FDR policies as fascist regimentation. He should know:

Hoover’s 1931 Moratorium on Brains gave the National Socialist Party the needed boost to win in 1932. Both altruists opposed individual rights.

The motto of Hitler’s party was “The Common Good Before the Individual Good.”

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Privatized Border Protection

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Is this privately-funded Wall worth 270 electoral votes?

The city of Sunland Park, New Mexico, is OK with privately-funded border protection moving ahead with a chunk of “KEEP America Great Again” border wall. You’d expect Reason, a soi-disant Libertarian magazine, to cover the event with confetti and fanfare. But nooooo…

Wall of Asgard?

Unmentionable Pakistani-Indian border wall, now with laser sensing added…

Not even a Shikha Damia article tsk-tsking the altitude of privately-funded consciousness has appeared! To Shikha, the Pakistan-India border fence is an Orwellian unmentionable, and any hesitation in letting a locust swarm of superstitious starvelings waltz across OUR line in the sand without inspection borders on racism. No Radley Balko article is yet imported from the looter press, to push uninspected entry as a crime-reduction strategy. Elbowing past the deafeningly silent property and privacy enthusiasts at Reason came none other than the Public Brainwashing System with a sullenly objective account of events.

What gives?

Come to think of it, Irish voters in a 2-to-1 landslide repealed a republican-style constitutional amendment forcing women to reproduce by involuntary labor A YEAR AGO. Americans took 14 years and 7 months to repeal national liquor prohibition with platform help from the Liberal Party and women’s organizations. The Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision was drafted by the Libertarian Platform Committee in mid-1972. We won fewer than 4000 votes (one of them a faithful electoral vote) that November, yet 45 days later our plank showed up (with an extra week of individual rights tacked on) in a Majority Report assuring individual rights for women even if pregnant!

Roe v. Wade was like the Moon landing, a milestone event that put America ahead of Europe and Russia, and paved the way for Canada’s abolition of all abortion laws. Goaded by backlash from Republican conservatives and the Emerald Isle’s own papal pederasts, Irish politicians passed a constitutional birth control prohibition amendment in reaction to the Libertarian victory over Comstock and Dixiecrat jurisprudence.

For 35 years Irish women labored, oppressed by the social pressures of silence and stigma (not to mention policemen, bailiffs and wardens with guns). With repeal finally secured, Republican fascisti weep, Fabian socialists rejoice and claim credit, and Reason magazine–like a True Believer–runs Stephanie Slade hagiographies and teevee panegyrics pushing Catholic dogma as the One True libertarianism. Other than Tuccille, nobody at Reason betrays awareness of the democratic emancipation of Irish women–45 years after the Libertarian Party handed a similar victory to American women and to men who believe even female individuals have rights.

Republicans are doubtless building their Wall–NOT to again (as during our invasion of Mexico, WWI & WW2) stop bandits, spies and undesirables from sneaking across. More likely it is meant to exclude morning-after pills along with all things enjoyable. Nevertheless, Reason’s betrayal of clear jurisdictional boundaries has not yet stopped looter intellectuals from lumping us together with conservative national socialists. Recent LP platforms abetting national socialist coercion of pregnant women under color of fiscal conservatism has resulted in women crossing the street to avoid us!

Still, Reason downplays our 1972 plank, avoids dissecting the antiabortion amendments Dixiecrat Republicans endlessly crank out, elides any reference to Libertarian Party impact on Roe v Wade, and has yet to notice the smiles on women’s faces in Ireland.

The haunting fear that someone might be happy

Read ’em and weep, Lebensborn legislators!

Irish women sure as hell notice. While their eyes are smiling, let’s hope they soon forget libertarian impersonators whose counterfeit platform tried to convince voters that restoring women’s individual rights would be evil, wrong, socially dangerous. If you can find that Irish “libertarian” platform plank, please send me a copy for my Hall of Horrors. I need impostors to bet money no such planks were published, and will use my winnings to pay for the proof.

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Another death sentence Queenpin?

Release murderers to make room!

Victimless crime laws destroy human life

George Holy War Bush urged the death sentence for plant products, and Cartoonist Scott Adams is also on that bandwagon. Yet whenever the opportunity arises–with, say, a non-minority teenager–these manly champions of get-tough prohibitionism develop blind spots, incessant dinning and hysteria by media corporations and Satan-scolders notwithstanding. What’s the deal?

Texas has prison time and asset-forfeiture penalties for plant ROOTS and seeds on its law books. Yet when a white DEA agent’s lovely daughter turned up influenced into that agency’s extracurricular practices, that’s different. The 2015 case is mired in obfuscation and drags on–hopefully until you vote libertarian and give politicians good reason to focus on repealing cruel laws instead of bullying girls.

A gang of documendacity experts called Sixty Minutes does character assassination jobs. The most memorable was a smear attack on Illinois Power’s Clinton reactor project. The utility company videotaped the media fakes and released its own documentary exposing deliberate falsehood on the part of ABC’s media outfit. H.L. Deakins, at Public Affairs, Illinois Power Co., 500 S.27th Street, Decatur, IL 62525, used to mail out transcripts and supply videotapes of the exposé–back in 1980, when utility companies had guts. 60 Minutes hasn’t changed.

A documendacity spawn of the same name in Australia has settled on a victim WAY less able to retaliate via pistol-packing daddy-with-badge. The dupes who watch this stuff are induced to drool over the mistreatment of a blonde youngster duped into handling relatively harmless (compared to tobacco) plant leaf products. Does 60 minutes stand up for rights and against pseudoscience? Not a chance! Victimless crimes are hinted at with appallingly feigned seriousness on the part of the media presstitute. A Latin American democracia infiltrated by the U.S. asset-forfeiture cartel meanwhile chortles over a captured sacrificial victim worthy of a role in Aldous Huxley’s The Devils of Loudon.

This is today’s global warming media, graduating from creating a health hazard by obstructing access to energy to fashionably fanning hysteria about another scapegoat of prohibitionist superstition. Pseudoscience hobgoblins invented in America and exported to Colombia are props in a deadly media circus. If the fake media’s karma turns out to be pitiless in its retribution, schadenfreude!

Dupes who vote to retain corrupt soft machines need to reflect on the human cost of pseudoscience and the initiation of force. Ask yourself: Am I proud of having wasted the chance to cast a law-changing spoiler vote for freedom?


Speaking of puppet régime jurisprudence

Read about how America’s 18th Amendment swelled and burst the national economy. Prohibition and The Crash tells the whole story on Amazon Kindle format.

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What is liberalism?

Nigel Ashford would have us believe he has literally asked individual registered voters what they understand by liberalism. He did append the modifier which–if applied to music–might have elicited The Beatles and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir as answers from kleptocracy voters asked to explain classical music. But don’t believe me. Check out the original literary fantasy.

Ashford’s whole-cloth analysis reveals only that he has not put the question to a single registered American Republican or Democrat. The word “liberal” underwent classical transubstantiation in the eyes of religious republicans in November of 1932. A month earlier the republican pronunciation of the term had denoted beer-swilling low-tariff perverts disrespectful of the Revealed Word.

Faith and Force

Weaponized fanaticism

That Revealed Word was transcribed as Settled Science into the Prohibition Amendment and the Comstock Laws prohibiting so much as mentioning birth control or French postcards in a letter to a friend or relative. The penalty was a decade on a chain gang and a fine worth enough gold to crush your toes were you to drop it on your foot. Republicans refer to this as “ordered liberty.”

Shooting voters failed

How the Liberal repeal plank came to defeat Republicans in 5 consecutive elections

To Democratic voters organized by Pauline Sabin and the Women’s Organization for the Repeal of Prohibition, “Liberal Party” meant the political organization assembled by educated men in 1930 to bleed off enough spoiler votes to defeat the Democratic Party unless it adopted the Liberal Party plank on alcohol prohibition. This the Liberal Party made clear:

they will make no effort toward the repeal of all this legislation until we can show them that their political extinction is going to be the penalty of their cowardice.

Throughout this showdown, communist, socialist, farmer-labor, socialist labor–indeed, ALL parasitical looter parties waffled like so many fleas and roundworms pondering which of two elderly dogs might make a less sickly host. Rebuffed, deported and jailed by Christian republicans at every turn, carriers of communist ideology had a lot invested in People’s Party Democrats since 1892. But looters can’t be choosers, so Altrurian idealists wavered, said not a word on the subject, then proceeded to infiltrate the Democratic Party as soon as FDR was elected.

This they accomplished this by calling themselves liberals.


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