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Individuals who Voted to Enforce their Rights–and WON! Irish women won individual rights (link)

Does the Constitution allow men with guns to threaten physicians or coerce pregnant women? The Harrison Act enabled pseudoscience-addled politicians to have men with service pistols step between doctors and patients in 1914. See why missing an opportunity to vote Libertarian is tantamount to desertion under fire as mystical and collectivist reality control delegitimize individual claims to freedom of action.

Today’s guest repost is by Austin’s Constitutional Scholar Jon Roland, constitutionalism.blogspot.com.

U.S. Supreme Court: Issues with current contenders

Unenumerated rights

The first issue is presented by the statement by nominee appointee Brett  Cavanaugh in his acceptance speech, that he would not find rights not explicitly recognized in the main Constitution.. This has been an issue since the nomination of Robert Bork, who considered the Ninth Amendment, which calls for the nondisparagement of rights that are not “enumerated” (made explicit) somewhere in the Constitution, as amended, to be an “ink blot”. There is strong opposition to Supreme Court judges doing that, especially from so-called “conservatives”, who don’t understand that constitutional rights are all “immunities”, restrictions on the powers of government. They are not “privileges” to receive a sufficient amount of public resources, such as for education, healthcare, elder support, or any other objects of public subsidies.

Interestingly, in the case of Roe v. Wade, the Fifth Circuit decided that a “right to an abortion” was a Ninth Amendment right of a woman  “to choose whether to have children”, which by the 14th Amendment, was “incorporated” for the states. This presented the Supreme Court with an apparent problem,  because there was opposition to funding unenumerated rights in the Senate. The Fifth Circuit found a Ninth Amendment “right  to choose whether to have children”. So the SC tried to sustain the Fifth Circuit without embracing the Ninth Amendment. The result was an incoherent opinion. There was no way to avoid the Ninth Amendment.

It would perhaps too much to expect a nominee to venture into an extended discussion of what a “right” is, and what it is not. It is awkward to say “I will not find a ‘right’ to a sufficient amount of a public resource.” That is too complicated for most senators. So the candidate denies he will try to find any “unenumerated” rights. That is somewhat disingenuous, but the issue needs to be discussed.

1968, NO LIBERTARIAN PARTY!

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When “life” begins

One of the potential nominees, Amy Barrett, has been reported to have stated that human “life” begins at conception. That is a misstatement of the issue in Roe v. Wade. which in its essence was not about “life” nut about “personhood” because “Rights (immunities)” attach to “persons”, (roles in court), not to “life”, despite what the Declaration of Independence says. (That is why some activists have sought to move the commencement of “personhood” back to conception. That would be a mistake. We cannot allow each state to redefine “personhood”, because if we did, a state could define some people to be nonpersons, without rights. So there has to be a uniform definition across all states if the protections of the Constitution are not to be meaningless. That is the basis for finding the right to be incorporated under the Ninth Amendment, as the Fifth Circuit did.

So when does “life” begin?

Not at conception. Each individual is the latest in an unbroken chain of life that goes back to at least the point when the first single-celled organism became a multi-celled animal, which occurred about 650 million years ago, during the pre-Cambrian era, when the surface of the Earth was covered with ice (“snowball Earth”) and there was only one continent, Rodinia. We are all descended from that multi-celled organism. That is when “life” began.

So when does “personhood” begin?

This was declared by the jurist Edward Coke in the 15th century, and later restated by legal scholar William Blackstone, in the early 18th century, who provided most of the definitions for terms used in the U.S. Constitution. They held that “personhood” begins at natural birth, or induced natural birth (they had Cesarean sections in those days). Some of the states later found that personhood began with baptism, entry of a name in church records, or even later. Not at “conception”, the date of which could not have been defined with any precision in those days, or even now.

Consider what would happen if we defined “personhood” to begin at conception? It would make every fetus the ward of a court, with the court having power to supervise the pregnancy. It could order the woman to continue a pregnancy, and not terminate it, under penalty of law. That would be forced pregnancy. Do we want that? Every pregnant woman chained to a bed. Anyone see the play “A Handmaid’s Tale”. Good way to stop everyone from having sex.

Forcing women into involuntary servitude and labor

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Need for uniformity

Incorporation of a Ninth Amendment right is required by the need to have a uniform definition of “personhood” (legal role) across all jurisdiction, since constitutional rights attach to “persons” and not just to “citizens” or “life”.  If states could define personhood, they could deprive anyone of rights by defining him to be a “nonperson”. Thus a state could find that Blacks are not persons as a way to deprive them of their liberty.

Notes:

1. Roe v. Wade, 1221 (N.D. Tex. 1970) (“On the merits, plaintiffs argue as their principal contention that the Texas Abortion Laws must be declared unconstitutional because they deprive single women and married couple of their rights secured by the Ninth Amendment to choose whether to have children. We agree.”).

2. Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973).

3, A Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood.

4. Robert Bork and the Inkblot, Kurt Lash.

5. Constitutional views on abortion

See also: Ayn Rand (link)

Get the complete story on other prohibitions in Prohibition and The Crash on Amazon Kindle in either if two languages for the price of a craft pint. After this you’ll be able to explain to economists exactly how fanaticism and loss of freedom wrecked the U.S. economy in 1929 and 2008.

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Open Borders, European Style

Importing Kristallnacht and National Socialism

Uninspected Entry for gentiles at Austria/Germany Border

There was a time when Europeans did not fear people crossing the border to disarm, capture and exterminate populations accused of insufficient altruistic zeal. By May of 1945 that open borders policy was no longer popular and the Austrian Government repealed the Anschluss law.

German politicians have since then adopted a sort of national flagellation movement. Rather than realize that their problems stemmed from mystical altruism, today’s Germans deliberately import racially semitic but culturally anti-Jewish fanatics, perhaps out of a sense of sacrificial atonement.

Some of our nouveau “libertarians” have been persuaded by anarchist infiltrators that “within a particular territory” ought to be removed from the objective definition of government framed by Weber and ratified by Ayn Rand and all other moral philosophers. Political change can be gradual, by vote, or bloody–take your pick. The harsh facts of recorded reality show that the closer one moves toward a state of warfare (that is, anarchy), the higher the rate of rape, murder, robbery and other unpleasant violations of individual rights.

Functionally, these data show that a shift toward anarchism/war has the same outcome as a shift toward socialism, especially in its communo-fascist variants–fewer rights, earlier death. One cannot ask for more objective evidence that anarchism and communism are the identical monstrosities newspapers have proclaimed them to be for the past 150 years. Machine-gunnings in Paris nightclubs, crushing of pedestrians and another refugee Exodus into Israel reinforce the proof with graphic explicitness only willful blindness can evade.

American voters have evidently perceived this. The vote in 2016 shifted overwhelmingly toward Libertarian candidates (up 328% to 4 million Presidential votes). A comparable shift in 1968 Comstockery empowered anti-communist Republicans of the sort that passed the Nixon Anti-Libertarian Law subsidizing entrenched looter parties out of tax revenue. The result of the Nixon law is that the IRS pays the media to ignore, dismiss and smear libertarian candidates. The only remaining way of communicating to Congress which laws we want repealed is through the mechanism of coercion-toppling, law-changing spoiler votes.

George Wallace Dixiecrats, irritated by JFK’s enforcement of judiciary rulings against segregation, netted 46 electoral votes from 5 southern states and shifted the entire Solid South into the Republican camp with 13% of the popular vote. Bryanist communism got the prohibition and income tax amendments into the Constitution after People’s Party candidates got 9% of the vote and 22 electoral votes in 1892. That’s the kind of law changing clout the LP could have with a little less sabotage from within.

Our mission has not changed:

“Even within the United States, all political parties other than our own grant to government the right to regulate the life of the individual and seize the fruits of his labor without his consent.”

We can earn more spoiler votes, hence change more laws, by minding our own business. By levering the fratricidal parasitism of looter parties against each we are gradually but broadly rewarding policies that reduce coercion. With another 6% we can excise the remaining force Amendment out of the Constitution. Shucks, another 10% of the vote would enable us to change the colors on the election map via the same sigmoid-curve process of substitution whereby tapes replaced LPs and were themselves replaced by digital media. Recall that this writer published The Case for Voting Libertarian in February 2007, and the math was aired on Gary Johnson’s “Live and Let Live” public access TV series in Austin, Texas.

Spoiling is Winning!

The Case for Voting Libertarian published February 2007

Oddly enough, the Libertarian Party’s share of the vote has increased in a consistently steep trend since that time. What you see in these graphs could easily be a causal correlation. I personally was sad and frustrated that our candidate’s weren’t being placed in office. But since the day I realized that Libertarian candidates are the ones causing the looter kleptocracy to back away from shooting kids over plant leaves, frog-marching youngsters into wars, bombing primitive villages–in short, all the things the 1972 LP Platform was against–I’ve been a happy camper.

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Learn, baby learn how the Liberal Party–whose 1930 mid-term spoiler votes sold Dems their law-changing 1932 repeal plank and enabled 5 consecutive Democratic victories! This happened after Republican prohibitionists wrecked the economy and helped put National Socialism in power abroad. Prohibition and The Crash is LIVE on Amazon Kindle. Read it on your cellphone for the cost of a pint at a pub.

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Prohibition and Finance

How many dollars flowed through the illegal liquor, beer & wine business in 1929? Historians assure us that liquor consumption did decrease by as much as 40% under the dry law. Supposing that to be true we could use 60% of the ASL guesstimate as a proxy for the volume of liquids. But making a thing illegal is one of the most effective ways to raise its price. Marijuana prices have fallen by roughly 2 orders of magnitude after decriminalization in some areas, but beer doesn’t grow on bushes.

My estimate after 20 years of gathering figures is that beverages became four times as expensive under prohibition. Applying that multiple to 60% of the guesstimated 1914 liquor total yields 4.2 billion gold dollars. But the U.S. population had grown dramatically between the night of January 16, 1920 and the unleashing of Herbert Hoover and the 5&10 law upon the corn sugar and yeast industry that produced at least 80% and possibly as much as 95% of all the illegal beverage consumed occurred in 1929. Adding the effect of the 14% population growth that decade gives $4.8 billion. So how does that dollar amount compare to the size of the U.S. economy of 1929? (Hint: it was more than the Federal budget–about 5% of GNP). The Wickersham Commission, appointed to downplay the total, came up with a slightly smaller figure. Clark Warburton, the economist who coined “Gross National Product,” came up with a slightly higher figure.

That’s right. Gangland trafficpreneurs had more income from liquor alone than the Federal Government got from corporate and individual income taxes, customs tariffs and the squeeze put on States. God fights on the side with the biggest budget, so of course repeal won, thanks to the Liberal Party repeal plank.

Find out the juicy details behind the mother of all economic collapses. Prohibition and The Crash–Cause and Effect in 1929 is available in two languages on Amazon Kindle, each at the cost of a pint of craft beer.

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Dem Grrrlz anti-Nuclear?

So a female candidate running on the (get this!) Democratic/CPUSA ticket is sounding all pro-defense? Easy! Just pretend the Democratic Party’s Union of Soviet States of Amerika platform never existed, and perish the thought of Misanthropic Global Warming, Carbon Taxes, banning low-pressure freon, and uninspected entry of foreign nationals and infected cattle across U.S. borders.

Still, it is a step up from Lolita Ocasional Cortex and other looter-agenda Dems angling for a piece of the federal payroll. Here’s hoping she loses by just a few LP spoiler votes to some skanky pro-energy Republican fascist who wants Dixiecrats with guns to rewrite the first three words of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Looter politicians only learn manners when defeated by Libertarian spoiler votes. Think of it as evolution in action.

These are the same spoiler votes that cause Republican National Socialists to off-handedly refer to libertarian candidates as (bomb-throwing communist) anarchists while gorging on Nixon anti-Libertarian Law subsidies buying media hype for their campaigns. LP spoiler votes also cause Republican politicians to defect to the LP and repeal the party’s cruel and bigoted laws.

Herbert Hoover also had ku-klux and dry Sharia support in 1932, and Prohibition Party radio evangelists worshipped Dry Hope Hoover’s footprints. Find out how the Liberal Party of 1930 wrote the 1931 legalize beer plank the Dems rode to five (05) successive victories while crushing Christian National Socialism in Germany. Prohibition and The Crash is live on Amazon Kindle for the cost of a pint. Read it on a cellphone using the free Kindle app.

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The Britannica Article labeled “Liberal Party, America” is an example of facile lying. Like the rewriting of Sumner’s “The Forgotten Man” into FDR’s paean for Soviet collectivism to blot out the original, the anonymous (I’d be ashamed too) Britannica article completely ignores reality and invents whatever fiction can be cold-decked into the game to further altruist totalitarianism. Small wonder the limey looter intelligentzia has to this day blocked realization of the July 2016 Brexit vote. If Americans were as easily hoodwinked, the current president would still be awaiting inauguration 35 months after being elected against adverse odds on Paddypower!

 

Why Libertarians are Gaining

By libertarians I mean card-carrying, NAP-signing, dues-paying citizens who actually vote libertarian and donate to help candidates earn law-changing spoiler votes. People like Nick Sarwark, Gary Johnson and Kathie Glass of Austin and the late John Hospers, our first candidate and later an organizer of the Libertarian Defense Caucus. The LDC was opposed to surrendering to the USSR while some LP infiltrators were pushing that very idea. Here are the hockey-stick results in terms of law-changing votes.

What we have today, thanks to the laws and policies already changed by the LP, is a non-communist Russia surrounded by former victims of totalitarianism. Russia’s communist party vote is falling about as fast as the number of U.S. voters eager to send men with guns to force women into unwanted labor. Not only are the grotesque disadvantages of coercion becoming harder and harder to ignore, but willingness to vote libertarian is increasing so fast that the Kleptocracy and its mouthpieces are hard-pressed to distort, bury and omit the rising LP vote count.

The same tactics are in place to crush freedom in the Ukraine. But guess what? Individualist stalwarts are forming a Ukraine Libertarian Party. Here are the top two bullets on their to-do list:

  • Individual liberty is above the common good
  • Interests of the citizens are above interests of the state

If these priorities seem contrary to German National Socialism’s Christian altruist motto:

  • The Common Good before the Individual Good: Gemeinnutz vor Eigennutz

You got that right!  They have trite and wordy “ethics” laundry list in place of the Non-Aggression Principle young Ayn Rand penned while Allies lustily tried and hanged Nazi war criminals. This Non-Aggression Principle keeps the LP focused on the end game, and disarms entrenched kleptocrats who since 1972 have striven for ways to betray and brand us as terrorists, anarchists, disloyal, etc…

Reading through the Ukraine proto-LP English web page is heartwarming. They even know the correct meaning of the word “liberal,” retasked by frustrated republicans in 1932 to mean bootlegging communist race-suicide Carnegie Institute traitor. Democrats have proudly worn the label with that meaning. Foreigners are puzzled and simultaneous interpreters irritated at having to decide on a dime whether the pre-or post-1932 version of “liberal” is being misrepresented.

Our friends in the Ukraine are setting a proud example.

For more on how Republican prohibitionism crushed the U.S. economy and brought on the Great Depression, why not download Prohibition and The Crash–cause and Effect in 1929? The book is live on Amazon Kindle and you can read it on a cellphone for the cost of a craft pint at a pub.

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Prohibition and The Crash, on Amazon Kindle

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SNOWBIRDS Then and Now

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Al Capone and Harrison Act

F Scott Fitzgerald and Brenda Dean confound prohibitionist censors

Another example of the Bowdlerization of American English is the way Yankee tourists have replaced the plant leaf products imported into Florida. This was about the time F. Scott Fitzgerald was replaced by Mod Squad informers and Miami Vice narcs in the American language. The above headline gives the flavor of “settled science” 100 years before Global Warming became America’s new favorite hobgoblin. Brenda Dean, gorgeous English lady with an occasionally powdered nose, turned up in news stories about how “drug parties” threatened civilization long before they were replaced by the more recent pseudoscience of Ozone Hole and Global Warming scaremongering.

If half the stories were true, there would be hardly a person alive in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia or Bolivia. All those countries are crushed into poverty and caudillo corruption by the sheer weight of exported American prohibition, pseudoscience, and violent laws. It brings to mind the saying that you may esteem a man of many words–and many lies–pretty much alike.

Now observe that the Mexican and Brazilian Constitutions each include pretty close to 70,000 words. The US Constitution is more like 5000–7500 with all the Amendments. People vote with their feet to escape countries with lengthy, convoluted and Byzantine constitutions. If those places were democracies, they could simply remove 65,000 words from their belief-encrusted looter constitutions and abolish a truckload of rights-violating laws. So why do they instead try to sneak into the USA?

This brings us to the entrenchment of looter parties. The GOP and Dems, both subsidized by the Nixon anti-Libertarian law of 1971, publish platforms that between them add up to about 70,000 words. The Libertarian Party platform is only 2700 words and takes maybe a bus ride to read from cover to cover. The Nixon scheme for using tax laws to subsidize entrenched cleptocracy campaigns, exported to South America, provided Juntas a mechanism for keeping cartels alive by throttling all possibility of libertarian spoiler vote pressure repealing bad laws. The Nixon law, like a “souvenier” left on the porch by a stray dog, leaves them no democratic alternative.

Speaking of reading during commutes, Prohibition and The Crash contains a wealth of evidence that government bungling and pseudoscience caused the Crash and Depression. The book is live on Amazon Kindle (a free app) for the cost of a mug of craft beer.

Prohibition and The Crash, on Amazon Kindle

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Herbert Hoover’s hashish hookah

So was Herbert Hoover stoned on hashish just before losing the election? This pre-elections Letter-to-the-Editor says:

Listened last night to President Hoover’s Speech at Madison Square Garden. I was so dumbfounded by his tirade against the Democrats that I read his entire speech once more this morning to make sure that I heard the things I thought I was hearing. After reading it I can come to only one conclusion, and that is: Hoover must have written that speech after smoking an unusually strong pipe of hashish. And he must have been under the influence of the drug when he delivered it.
By no stretch of the imagination (undrugged imagination, that is) can he or anybody else accuse the Democratic Party (either by what they have been saying or doing in the past 20 years) of all the things Hoover accuses them of intending to do. As a matter of record, the most constructive piece of legislation passed during the last 50 years–The Federal Reserve Act–originated with and was enacted by the Democratic Party.
If this Madison Square Garden tirade had come from a Ward-heeler, we would consider the source and let it go at that. But coming as it did from the President of the United States, it only adds one more reason to the many already existing why he should be retired next week. DISGUSTED REPUBLICAN, November 1, 1932

Back then there was no Libertarian Party for which to cast a law-changing spoiler vote.  Like today, Republicans were sending men with guns to shoot people in their homes for suspicion of enjoyable plant leaf products and grain products. They seized cars, shipping, and bank accounts using tax laws to batter past the 4th and 5th Amendments. Banks folded as money was removed before looters-by-law could confiscate it–just like in 1987 and 2008.

In 1932 you either voted for dry killers and asset confiscators or crooked machine politicians of another stripe, piggybacked by socialist orators, union goons, and till-tapping brain trusts. In Hoover’s NY speech  he admitted that “many of our citizens sought flight for their capital to other countries; that many of them attempted to hoard gold in large amounts.” Why? “We have more nearly met with a full hand the most sacred obligation of man, that is, the responsibility of a man to his neighbor,” confessed Hoover, letting his altruist ideology as jailer of men shine forth for all to see.

Mimicking fiscal parsimony, Hoover groaned that the average citizen “works for the support of all forms of Government sixty-one days out of the year.”** Nowhere does Hoover mention prohibition, beer becoming a felony, or admit that his party’s policies made a train wreck of the economy. 

Today you may invest your law-changing vote in a competent alternative to both geriatric parties: LP.org

** Nowadays that’s 106 days a year of involuntary servitude to those same political parties.

For a close-up of how legislating religious fanaticism destroyed the economy, see Prohibition and The Crash: live in 2 languages on Amazon Kindle, each for the cost of a pint.

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