Political planks on legalization, 1932

Liberal Repeal party

Repeal party threatens to earn spoiler votes

In 1932, platform debates were aired nationwide and reported in newpapers everywhere. Here are the Democratic, Republican, Prohibition and Liberal Party planks on legalization of alcoholic beverages:

Prohibition party plank: [Invokes Almighty God and the Prince of Peace…] We unequivocally oppose the repeal or weakening of the Eighteenth Amendment or of the laws enacted thereunder, and insist upon the strengthening of those laws. …can and will coordinate all the powers of government, Federal, State and local, strictly to enforce, by adequate and unescapable punishment of all violators, this wise and beneficent law. (…) We indict and condemn the Republican and Democratic parties for the continued nullification of the Eighteenth Amendment and their present determination to repeal the amendment on the excuse that it cannot be enforced… (Johnson and Porter 1975 337-338)

Republican prohibition plank: We do not favor a submission limited to the issue of retention or repeal, for the American nation never in its history has gone backward, and in this case the progress which has been thus far made must be preserved, while the evils must be eliminated.
We therefore believe that the people should have an opportunity to pass upon a proposed amendment the provision of which, while retaining in the Federal Government power to preserve the gains already made in dealing with the evils inherent in the liquor traffic, shall allow the States to deal with the problem as their citizens may determine, but subject always to the power of the Federal Government to protect those States where prohibition may exist and safeguard our citizens everywhere from the return of the saloon and attendant abuses.
Such an amendment should be promptly submitted to the States by Congress, to be acted upon by State conventions called for that sole purpose in accordance with the provisions of Article V of the Constitution and adequately safeguarded so as to be truly representative. (Johnson and Porter 1975 348-349)

Liberal Party prohibition plank: We demand the immediate repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment. We demand that, without modification or compromise of any kind, the entire question of liquor control shall be returned to the States, where the use of beverages can be regulated by local option in each State, county, city, or otherwise, or prohibited, according to the wishes of the people therein. With this local option, or other control established, the sale of beverages, except that saloons are permanently abolished, should be freely permitted by law. (…)
To those who say that the system should be modified so as to permit the sale of wine and beer, we answer that you cannot modify anything that is essentially wrong. You have not thought the matter through. Besides, any modification of any kind would fail to correct the central evil. The bootlegger would still rule the situation, and the traffic in hard liquors, now so universally effective, would still make it necessary to preserve the whole system of futile enforcement, together with the violence and corruption which now disgrace it. Therefore, the Eighteenth Amendment must go out of the Constitution, root and branch. (The Liberal Party in America, 1931 pp 106-7)

Democratic prohibition repeal plank: We advocate the repeal of the Eighteenth Amendment. To effect such repeal we demand that Congress immediately propose a Constitutional Amendment to truly represent the conventions in the states to act solely on that proposal; we urge the enactment of such measures by the several States as will actually promote temperance, effectively prevent the return of the saloon, and bring the liquor traffic into the open under complete supervision and control by the states.
We demand that the Federal Government effectively exercise its power to enable the states to protect themselves against importation of intoxicating liquors in violation of their laws.
Pending repeal, we favor immediate modification of the Volstead Act; to legalize the manufacture and sale of beer and other beverages of such alcoholic content as is permissible under the Constitution and to provide therefrom a proper and needed revenue.
We condemn the improper and excessive use of money in political activities. (Johnson and Porter 1975 332)

Observe that the Republicans copied the Prohibition Party platform (in 1928) and the Democrats copied the 1931 Liberal Party wet plank (calling for repeal of the Prohibition amendment). In both cases, small parties casting less than 1.4% of the vote caused the major parties to adopt or reject important changes in the laws. This is the spoiler vote leverage effect.

Choosing a legal translator or court interpreter is also easier when you check their credentials to see what they offer.

Taxation as Looting

asset forfeiture

Chicago Tribune 01DEC1932

So the People’s Party got 9% of the vote in 1892, then the Democratic Party copied the Communist Manifesto income tax plank into their own platform. So… what came next, once the Progressive Party levered its passage?

Chapter 9

Manley Sullivan

            A Carolina bootlegger and car dealer named Manley Sullivan was convicted of income tax evasion, but appealed to the Fourth Circuit Court in 1926. Sullivan claimed that since bootlegging was illegal, filing tax returns for it would amount to self-incrimination prohibited by the Fifth Amendment. Sullivan won on appeal October 19 of 1926, but Assistant Attorney General Mabel Willebrandt appealed the Circuit Court’s decision, and the Supreme Court granted a hearing March 7, 1927.

The actual date on which attorney Manley Sullivan (or Manly Sullivan, records are inconsistent)  was originally charged, and in what location, is one of the most tightly-held secrets in American jurisprudence.  Federal Reserve bank balances (in millions) began falling nationwide when the decision freeing Sullivan under the 5th Amendment was struck down by the Supreme Court. Source, Lawrence, 1929. The nation’s economy at the time was roughly $100 billion in gold, and the Federal budget about $4 billion.

FRB reserves accelerated when the 5th Amendment was upheld in 1926, then began falling after the conviction was reinstated

The trial ended on May 16, 1927, reversing the appeals court decision and effectively nullifying the Fifth Amendment.[1] This time the dip in stock prices was much smaller. For one thing the discount rate had been carefully lowered since September of 1926, disguising somewhat any stock market effects.[2] On the heels of the Sullivan decision came the Marron case, in which the Supreme Court approved the use of a San Francisco speakeasy proprietor’s illegally seized books and records. Marron was also argued by Mabel Willebrandt and her victory eliminated what Fourth Amendment protection had survived the wartime Espionage Act.[3] Revenue agents were empowered to seize records and force confessions at will, eliminating the ditty of the times:

My sister sells snow to the snow-birds
My father makes bootlegger gin,
My mother sells love for a living,
My God! how the money rolls in.
My brother’s a big missionary
He saves little girlies from sin
He’ll save you a blonde for five dollars
My God! how the money rolls in.

 

[1] (U.S. v. Sullivan 5/16/27 274 U.S. 259)

[2] (Lawrence 1929 286-289)

[3] (Willebrandt 1929 241) (Marron v. United States 11/21/27 275 U.S. 192)

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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Why Dems lost election and pseudoscientists get fired…

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Dem Jeffersonian Electors could still WIN

Rights, not coathangers!

Libertarian electoral vote before Roe v. Wade

Democratic Party activists chosen to cast electoral votes can still WIN Dec 19–if by winning we mean preserving women’s individual rights to make their own reproductive choices, and ending the GO-Pee’s economically suicidal Prohibitionism and War on Everything and Everyone Everywhere.

Backing Red China’s coercive tithes to Gaian religious belief in Misanthropomorphic Global Warming was the non-starter that has already cost Dems the election, those federal paychecks, and the hand in the till. George McGovern’s pandering for unilateral disarmament and surrender to Soviet communism had the same effect when he lost to Dick Nixon in 1972.  But still on the table are the coat-hanger abortions faith-based fanatics struggle to bring back. Then there’s the ramping up of Prohibitionism to restore gunfights to the streets of El Paso and Chicago–plus another asset-forfeiture crash with unemployment and economic depression.

Roger MacBride’s Libertarian electoral vote made pro-choice non-looters impossible for Republicans to ignore. War was raging as Nixon’s National Socialists struggled to allow States to legally lynch Planned Parenthood doctors. Within about a month of that single Libertarian electoral vote hitting the Federal Register, the Supreme Court ruled that women, like blacks, should have individual rights after all. Roe v. Wade was the LP’s first major victory for enforcement of individual rights through spoiler votes.

Democratic electors can vote for Gary Johnson, and set the example for their Republican adversaries. One such vote sufficed to persuade the Republican-dominated Supreme Court to strike down state abortion laws. Their fear was that women might find out about the pro-defense, pro-choice party with Tonie Nathan on the ticket defending individual rights for women. Roger MacBride’s electoral spoiler vote for Libertarian candidate John Hospers caused–I’ll wager–the Nixon appointee to write that majority decision. The 1973 news article shown mentions Ayn Rand, Objectivism, victimless crimes and abortion rights–the true and original Libertarian party agenda. We just earned 4 million votes–as many as are cast in the State of Virginia for its 13 electoral votes.

The Libertarian Party handed the Dems New Mexico’s five (05) electoral votes plus .  They still lost, thanks to a platform preaching ecological fascism and men with guns busting our kids for marijuana. So why not return those votes to the LP.org rather than waste them in a Quixotic protest that only adds insult to injury? Democratic partisans lacked the courage to stop police from murdering youth over marijuana. This is their chance to make a move for freedom and rights. Democrats could set an example to governments all over the world that now violate the individual rights of women-including use of deadly violence to enforce prohibitionism to benefit organized crime. The LP was the first party to earn an electoral vote for a pro-choice woman candidate.

How Democrats can win

Death for Marijuana--Taiwan

Progressive Democratic Party female candidate elected President in 2016–of Taiwan!

Advice for Democrats: Hillary could have run in Taiwan without Legalization of Marijuana, but still lost for kowtowing to communism.

The DEMS LOST because they were against freedom and for communism, not because of the Grrrrrrl candidate. People who understand heat, power and energy preferred to side with christianofascists eager to coerce women and doctors–and hippies–even if it means another crash and multi-year depression… Why? Because the media ordered them to believe the only alternative was to allow evangelical econazis drunk on pseudoscience to destroy American generating capacity to please Communist China.

Even the Russians aren’t stupid enough to fall for a deal like that!

If Dems want to win next time, study some physics, and read The Health Hazards of NOT Going Nuclear by Petr Beckmann. Beckmann is to energy data fraud as John Scarne is to gambling cheats. Then tell Dem boys in Congress to try something new. Instead of sending goons with guns to meddle in electricity, try abolishing some fascist prohibition laws. The GO-Pee will still promise to coerce women to reproduce for Positive Christianity and the Jesusjugend–but only until they LOSE five elections in a row. Compare the libertarian vote count to the difference in the races you lost. Freedom is your only way to get that hand in the till. Republican National Socialists already have dibs on the coercive alternative.

I voted Democratic once. Jimmy lacked the guts to oppose prohibition, and failed when armed fanatical Mohammedans occupied Mecca and stirred up an anthill that got two U.S. embassies invaded. I voted Republican in one race, and Reagan did deliver on a nuclear defense initiative that collapsed a large Communist dictatorship. But Reagan also pandered to fanatical teetotalitarians of the sort that Herbert Hoover represented. Let go of Stalinism, and you will force the GO-Pee to let go of Hitlerism. If fellow Democratic partisans insist on looter prohibitionism, show them you mean business by joining the Libertarian Party.

Fact: the Prohibition party made light beer a felony for nearly 14 years by averaging 1.4% of the vote over the course of 11 election campaigns. The LP.org has managed similar performance, and repeal of prohibition is sweeping These States.

Gary Johnson’s long lever

2016nmspoilerArchimedes had one, of course, but Gary Johnson’s is longer. I am talking about law-changing spoiler vote leverage in his home state of New Mexico. New Mexico’s five electoral votes went to the other faction of the looter Kleptocracy, that also wants cops to stop and shoot your kids–or at least asset-forfeit your car–claiming they “thought they smelled” marijuana.

Were it not for Gary, those electoral votes might have gone to the party that disagrees on forcing women to reproduce, but is OK on Chinese Carbon Tax transfer payment sacrifices in support of the Church of Misantropomorphic Global Warming.  They’ll not forget those 72, 000 votes and five electoral votes. Those votes will cause God’s Own Prohibitionists to defenestrate the Tea Party mystics infiltrating their platform committee–to keep from losing that battle.

Gary Johnson’s libertarian party got more votes than the difference between asset-forfeiture prohibitionists and other looters in several other states–more than enough to change the election outcome. That is how we small parties change the laws–by moving the carrot this way and that.