From the 35772-word 2016 platform of God’s Own Prohibitionists:
To guard against foreign involvement in our elections, we call for vigilance regarding online credit card contributions to candidates and campaigns.
(By vigilance they mean the violence of law.)
The result so far has been to infiltrate and intimidate local Libertarian parties to stop expatriate American citizens abroad from voting, paying dues or making a voluntary libertarian party donation via Paypal. Since this plank was published, then embellished by rumors of US elections being influenced by countries “we” subsidize, hate, invade or bomb, Internet Service Providers have gleefully blocked credit card submissions originating through ISPs outside of These Sovereign States and Dominions. The Libertarian Party of Texas has been infiltrated by Republican saboteurs to the point of turning away prospective members eager to sign the NAP and pay dues.
But is this even consistent? What about using taxation to rob foreign visa holders in America, then forcing them to support entrenched mixed-economy fascist and socialist parties? Nixon’s 1971 anti-Libertarian law says:
“SECTION 9004. ENTITLEMENT OF ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES TO PAYMENTS.
“(a) IN GENERAL. – Subject to the provisions of this chapter –
“(1) The eligible candidates of a major party in a presidential election shall be entitled to payments under section 9006 equal in the aggregate to $0.15 multiplied by the total number of residents within the United States who have attained the age of 18, as determined by the Bureau of the Census, as of the first day of June of the year preceding the year of the presidential election. (…)
Before their anti-energy candidate lost, the Dems were all gung-ho on opening up DATA borders. Their lengthy 2016 platform said:
We will increase access to global markets for American intellectual property and other digital trade by opposing quotas, discriminatory measures, and data localization requirements.
That was then, and this is now, and you can no longer order software from Amazon to be delivered within the borders of allied nations. The Nixon anti-Libertarian law transfers your money to the media on a scale proportional to the number of dupes suckered by that looter party. Why? To take sides in election campaigns and strive to crush the one party that wants an objective, unsubsidized playing field for all parties and candidates.
Amazon will sell you a copy of Prohibition and The Crash outside US borders in Kindle format, and in your choice of English or Portuguese. Find out how the two parties that ratified the Prohibition Amendment and the Communist Manifesto Income Tax Amendment wrecked the economy, caused the Great Depression and helped bring Hitler’s, Franco’s and Mussolini’s parties to power in Europe.