Integrity is their Enemy… 1

Politicians and their accomplices are fond of reciting that “Perfection is the enemy of …” of what? A look at the plug-in variables used to complete the false dichotomy turns up: good, progress, completion, and a host of similar abstract nouns with pleasant connotations. But if we translate the concepts behind the phrase, its meaning turns out to be: “Integrity is the enemy of self-deception.” This is Part One of a two-part exploration.

Libertarian spoiler vote levers (vote % * electoral votes) in LP Battleground states

Farfetched? Here is a typical dictionary definition of perfection, which in politics is a verb, an ongoing process approaching a theoretical limit:

3. The action or process of improving something until it is faultless or as faultless as possible: e.g. Among the keytasks was the perfection of new mechanisms of economic management

Compare that with an attempted definition of integrity:

3. Internal consistency or lack of corruption in electronic data: [as modifier] : integrity checking

Integrity checking was the approach to logical cryptographic analysis Alan Turing used to help England crack the Enigma code in the war against National Socialist Germany. Turing’s preoccupation with integrity was belittled by Ludwig Wittgenstein in prewar discussions at Princeton U. Ayn Rand defines integrity more clearly than dictionaries compiled for the Great Unwashed:

Integrity is loyalty to one’s convictions and values; it is the policy of acting in accordance with one’s values, of expressing, upholding and translating them into practical reality.

In other words, integrity is ethical or moral perfection. Ask yourself what, then, is the meaning of political perfection as an ongoing process?  Now ask yourself: what is the definition of political corruption? The answer that comes to mind is betrayal of one’s convictions and values. You cannot translate campaign bribes paid by disparate artificial persons into platform planks and be consistent. But to use the government’s coercive power to meddle in trade and production and repay those bribes one needs to persuade voters to abandon integrity and betray some of their principles. Hence, perfection/integrity becomes an impediment to betrayal/corruption–but stating it that bluntly is politically incorrect.

The sanction of the victim must be obtained through fear or intimidation. This is why looter politicians paint “opposition” politicians as the very embodiment of impending doom. Their job is to grab at the initiation of force for the gain of their backers. The pundits and pollsters they rent are incapable of working the three-body-problem once third-party spoiler votes are involved. And no wonder! Third-party spoiler votes are investments in perfecting the rule of law and securing the blessings of liberty for ourselves and out posterity.

LP Spoiler Votes Repeal Bad Laws

Spoiler votes as agents of change were understood in 2007

Before 1971, small parties were without exception mystical, collectivist and/or nativist looters. Socialist populists of 1892 wanted the Communist Manifesto income tax which had been translated from German in The Red Republican in 1850. Coinciding with these mostly Christian altruists were the Prohibitionists, to whom the deadly threat of government guns would transubstantiate heathen tipplers into rum-hating fanatics all messed up on the Lord. The George Wallace and Tea Party approach meant the racial eugenics of woman-bullying Ku-Klux Christianity. Integrity in those three third-party cases meant pointing government guns at people to rob or brainwash them into submission. Their goal in every case was to dispose of the lives of individuals and the fruits of their labor. To mixed-economy politicians, these “third parties” were full of votes which, like money, could be suckered by flim-flam persuasion. After all, they all wanted practically the same thing.  All of that changed in 1971.

To be continued…

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Libertarian spoiler votes repeal bad laws. GOP hurting from unpopular win. LP covers gap in 11 states aggregating 124 electoral votes

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Petition Project v. Consensus impostors

Over 30,000 degreed scientists signed the Petition Project successfully urging the Senate to reject the Kyoto Protocol. Yet politicians too ignorant to integrate by parts or even differentiate a simple constant apply religious tests for office.

Arrayed against the 30,000 is the self-styled “Consensus” of unlisted looter scientists. The Consensus claim amounts to unquestionable religious belief impersonating science in the name of Ochlocracy panic. Anonymous sockpuppets haunt internet videos, heaping shrieks and abuse upon “deniers.” But just how many of these Affirmers preach the Revealed Word of the Consensus to the faithful?

centerpetitionIn Legates et al. (2013)Watts Up With That revealed that only 41, or 0.3%, of 11,944 learned papers on climate and related topics published in the journals over the 21 years 1991-2011 flatly stated that recent global warming was mostly manmade. (This was itself premised on the existence and measurability of half a degree’s difference).

Let’s assume there were three authors prophets per paper. That would give us, um,  123 is to 30,000 as x is to 100… 0.41%. So 0.41% of so-called climate scientists set up a caterwauling din over how–because of electricity–the world is a rotisserie. THAT is a Consensus?!   Furthermore, the comparison with the Petition Project is assuming the illustrious Cassandras have actually earned a Bachelor of Science degree in ANY field of science.  One half-wit for every 100 researchers producing papers is several cards shy of a full deck.

I’m gonna have to go with the Petition Project on this one. Indeed there is healthy competition springing up in this business of scientists and educated laymen petitioning Congress on behalf of empowering humanity through access to energy. The Center for Industrial Progress has its own petition to lawmakers. The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels is shaping up as a nice companion volume to Dr Petr Beckmann’s The Health Hazards of NOT Going Nuclear.

It was Petr Beckmann who convinced me that the Libertarian Party was a worthwhile effort, and not a collection of mad anarchists.

Atlas Shrugged, 1943

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Young Francisco D’Anconias

Surely you’re thinking “The Fountainhead,” I hear you wonder… but neither book was written in a day. The Fountainhead was indeed part of the war effort against National Socialist collectivism–including its religious component. Safely ensconced within These States, Ayn Rand, age 38, read in the newspapers about how in the Europe she’d fled, Germans and Russians fought, starved, bled and died–whether enslaved to sacrifice for Communism or enslaved to save German NSDAP Christianity from “stock market jewry.” (Does this sound familiar? Occupy Wall Street?)

As usual, These States got sucked into the vortex of that foreign war after the attack on Hawaii. Newspapers and radio were the internet of the 1930s and 1940s. In their pages young Ayn Rand read about Sweden’s fantastic new Harden metal alloy, shadowy Match Kings and Beer Barons. She read about young men whose ambition led them to hire on with railroad maintenance crews in 1943 nazimayors1946before maturing into Copper Barons able to rattle stock markets into a panic with a gesture.  This latter news item was framed in exhortations to buy war bonds, with air raid signals and instructions on the facing page. She also read of the Allied Military Government putting some Nazis back in power while hanging others for genocide as she was writing Atlas Shrugged.

The same thing is happening today. Christian National Socialism, motivated by altruism, now targets a different semitic people and religion–all the while angling to monopolize and control drug markets through the only mechanism it understands… war, coercion, murder.  Totalitarian communist territory has dwindled to Cuba, China, North Korea, Venezuela and a tiny scattering of pestilent dictatorships likewise limited to war, coercion, murder as ways of getting things done in the name of altruism. The ku-klux fascists‘ competition? Lay or Gaian socialists claiming to be democrats, likewise motivated by altruism–and guided by pseudoscience to rule by violence.

Christians and Gaians alike are terrified of imaginary hobgoblins. LSD-possessed Manson clan communists plot with Saracen terrorists to lead Christian youth away from Jesus and confiscate their money and guns, worry the former–with some justification as to the money. The Gaians’ nightmares are animated by Ku-klux mercantilist plutocrats advised by mad scientists and Hell-bent on turning the planet into a rotisserie,–with urine testing with licensing regulations so that only their toadies have jobs. Again, their fears as to urine-test blacklisting are not at all unfounded.

This is the Cold War all over again, with different actors–but always and on both sides the same altruism and reliance on faith as opposed to reliable evidence. The one constant is the belief that altruism is a good enough reason to have someone else pick up deadly weapons and coerce some third party. But… by what standard is altruism or the initiation of force good?

Nixon’s anti-Libertarian Law

nixon1960aHere is how President Richard Nixon, after decreeing wage and price controls over the US economy destroyed by the Democratic and Republican parties’ undeclared war against “Godless Communism” in Vietnam, resorted to taxation and political subsidies in an effort to destroy the Libertarian Party. The following law was passed by the Republicans and Democrats and signed by Nixon on December 10, 1971.

It begins with TITLE VII–TAX INCENTIVES FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO CANDIDATES FOR PUBLIC OFFICE (You may read the full law online and see just who benefits from the tax subsidy). The more important part is:

TITLE VIII – FINANCING OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGNS


SECTION 801. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN FUND ACT.

The Internal Revenue Code of 1954 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subtitle:
“Subtitle H – Financing of Presidential Election Campaigns (…)
“SECTION 9002 DEFINITIONS.
“For purposes of this chapter –
“(1) The term ‘authorized committee’ means, with respect to the candidates of a political party for President and Vice President of the United States, any political committee which is authorized in writing by such candidates to incur expenses to further the election of such candidates. Such authorization shall be addressed to the chairman of such political committee, and a copy of such authorization shall be filed by such candidates with the Comptroller General. Any withdrawal of any authorization shall also be in writing and shall be addressed and filed in the same manner as the authorization.
“(2) The term ‘candidate’ means, with respect to any presidential election, an individual who (A) has been nominated for election to the office of President of the United States or the office of Vice President of the United States by a major party, or (B) has qualified to have his name on the election ballot (or to have the names of electors pledged to him on the election ballot) as the candidate of a political party for election to either such office in 10 or more States. For purposes of paragraphs (6) and (7) of this section and purposes of section 9004 (a) (2), the term ‘candidate’ means, with respect to any preceding presidential election, an individual who received popular votes for the office of president in such election.
“(3) The term ‘Comptroller General’ means the Comptroller General of the United States.
“(4) The term ‘eligible candidates’ means the candidates of a political party for President and Vice President of the United States who have met all applicable conditions for eligibility to receive payments under this chapter set forth in section 9003.
“(5) The term ‘fund’ means the Presidential Election Campaign Fund established by section 9006 (a).
“(6) The term ‘major party’ means, with respect to any presidential election, a political party whose candidate for the office of president in the preceding presidential election received, as the candidate of such party, 25% or more of the total number of popular votes received by all candidates for such office.
“(7) The term ‘minor party’ means, with respect to any presidential election, a political party whose candidate for the office of President in the preceding presidential election received, as the candidate of such party, 25% or more of the total number of popular votes received by all candidates for such office.
“(7) The term ‘minor party’ means, with respect to any presidential election, a political party whose candidate for the office of president in the preceding presidential election received, as the candidate of such party, 5% or more but less than 25% of the total number of popular votes received by all candidates for such office.
“(8) The term ‘new party’ means, with respect to any presidential election, a political party which is neither a major party nor a minor party.
“(9) The term ‘political committee’ means any committee, association, or organization (whether or not incorporated) which accepts contributions or makes expenditures for the purpose of influencing, or attempting to influence, the nomination or election of one or more individuals to Federal, State, or local elective public office. (…)

“SECTION 9003. CONDITION FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR PAYMENTS.
“(a) IN GENERAL – in order to be eligible to receive any payments under section 9006, the candidates of a political party in a presidential election shall, in writing –
“(1) agree to obtain and furnish to the Comptroller General such evidence as he may request of the qualified campaign expenses with respect to which payment is sought,
“(2) agree to keep and furnish to the Comptroller General such records, books, and other information as he may request,
“(3) agree to an audit and examination by the Comptroller General under section 9007 and to pay any amounts required to be paid under such section, and
[page 565] “(4) agree to furnish statements of qualified campaign expenses and proposed qualified campaign expenses required under section 9008. (…)
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.
“(2) (A) The eligible candidates of a minor party in a presidential election shall be entitled to payments under section 9006 equal in the aggregate to an amount which bears the same ratio to the amount computed under paragraph (1) for a major party as the number of popular votes received by the candidate for President of the minor party, as such candidate, in the preceding presidential election bears to the average number of popular votes received by the candidates for president of the major parties in the preceding presidential election. (…) STATUTE 85 PAGE 497.PDF

Following this unnecessary legislative incentive for the media to completely ignore the LP–unnecessary because TV oligopsony had chosen only two of 17 candidates for the Nixon-Kennedy debate–the law created, in CHAPTER 96, the PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN FUND ADVISORY BOARD, to which, by definition, only Democratic and Republican politicians (plus three placeholder shills) may be appointed. Observe that only the decrepit GOP and Dems, defenders of communism and chattel slavery respectively in their youth, qualify as “major” parties. The secret ballot in the hands of the looter party oligopsony effectively guaranteed, with this law subsidizing the fossils and penalizing new directions, that vote fraud would give spavined political soft machines absolute political power and nullify the salutary effect of  small-party spoiler votes–the source of all political change, for good or ill.

For comparison, the Communist Manifesto was published in English in 1850 in The Red Republican. Its Plank 2, a progressive income tax, was enacted by presidential fiat 12 years later, for about 10 years. Word of its impending revival caused the Panic of 1893 and the Supreme Court struck the tax down down in 1895 to stop general financial collapse. The Communist Manifesto tax was then injected into the Constitution, and its first implementation in 1914 coincided with the closing of all US stock exchanges for months.  Time elapsed from fool idea to full disaster was 64 years.

The Libertarian Party’s non-aggression principle first appeared in a 1947 letter from Ayn Rand. It framed the basis for the Libertarian party 24 years later. Nixon’s importation of Italian Fascism’s wage and price controls catalyzed the formation of the party. The “Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act,” created for the sole purpose of strangling in the crib any nascent political evolution toward freedom, passed one day before the LP was born. Mr. David Nolan founded the Libertarian Party with a group of colleagues in his home in Denver, Colorado, on December 11, 1971.

Time elapsed to-date is 44 years, but today we have the Internet and “ballot selfies” to break the stranglehold of unverifiable election fraud and political machine corruption. In another 20 years it should be possible to broadcast the non-agression principle that we “do not advocate the initiation of force to achieve social or political goals,” in all languages, abolish the income tax on individuals, and thus eliminate the major driver of sudden financial instability, warfare, and ruinous economic collapse.

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