Kansas Libertarians v Slavery

Forcing women into the labor of involuntary reproduction is enslavement. Pregnant women are individual persons, not Siamese twins. “All persons born…” states the constitutional beginning of personhood in the USA’s 14th Amendment. The 13th Amendment says:

Section 1
Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

The original (link) 1972 Libertarian Party platform contained a plank about this which read:

We support an end to all subsidies for childbearing built into our present laws, including all welfare plans and the provision of tax-supported services for children. We further support the repeal of all laws restricting voluntary birth control or voluntary termination of pregnancies during their first hundred days. We shall oppose all coercive measures to control population growth.

The Supreme Court was at that time struggling with a 9th Amendment 5th Circuit case in Texas, which State sought to force a woman to reproduce against her will. Meanwhile in Canada a doctor once persecuted in Europe by Positive Christian National Socialists, had opened a clinic serving women in Quebec.(link) Dr Henry Morgentaler was charged with offences in 1970–before the Libertarian party was organized in Colorado.

Pro-choice, pro-defense LP Happytalism earned maybe 4000 votes but also got one electoral vote in the November elections, which made us impossible to ignore when the real votes were counted in January 1973.

Sixteen days after the Electoral votes were counted, the Supreme Court decision of 22JAN1973 began with (a) For the stage prior to approximately the end of the first trimester, the abortion decision and its effectuation must be left to the medical judgment of the pregnant woman’s attending physician.(link)

Jurors in Canada agreed with the U.S. Supreme Court and acquitted Dr Morgentaler in 1974. As in Roe, weaponized mysticism sought again to put the doctor in jail, and again the jury preferred medicine to girl-bullying superstition and monstrous teratophilia. That and another election ended the matter so that there are NO girl-bullying laws to threaten doctors in Canada. Comstockists, race-suicide collectivists and persons addled by belief in devils and invisible pals still seek to send men with guns out to force women against their will.(link)

But this was true in the 1840s, when Harriet Beecher Stowe told of how slave women had no defense against rapists nor got to keep their children–as in Texas today, thanks to the gradual, stepwise, cowardly betrayal of women’s rights by committees.

Stowe revealed how God’s Self-appointed Ministers and Elders cowered and shied away from defending the individual rights of all women in 1843:

“Whereas there is in this Assembly great diversity of opinion as to the proper and best mode of action on the subject of slavery; and whereas, in such circumstances, any expression of sentiment would carry with it but little weight, as it would be passed by a small majority, and must operate to produce alienation and division; and whereas the Assembly of 1839, with great unanimity, referred this whole subject to the lower judicatories, to take such order as in their judgment might be adapted to remove the evil;–Resolved, That the Assembly do not think it for the edification of the church for this body to take any action on the subject.” (link)

In other words, God’s mystics adopted a cowardly straddle and betrayed freedom and rights to appease alienation and division as reported in Stowe’s Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. The Libertarian party was gaining new voters at the rate of 12% per year from 1972 to 1980, when pressure from infiltrating Swamp Republicans changed the platform to single out pregnant women women for discrimination:

“We oppose any compulsory insurance or tax-supported plan to provide health services, including those which finance abortion services.” Women began crossing the street to avoid Libertarian candidates.

Soon the LP platform changed to this:

“Recognizing that abortion is a sensitive issue and that people can hold good-faith views on all sides, we believe that government should be kept out of the matter, leaving the question to each person for their conscientious consideration.” The LP vote share became a horizontal line from 1980 until Gary Johnson’s pro-choice campaign in 2016, when we more than tripled to 4 million votes with 13 spoiler clout states.

The post-Anschluss national Tea-bertarian party has smothered, omitted, elided, memory-holed all platform utterances to the effect that pregnant women have individual rights.

Just now, only the Kansas Libertarian Party has shown the integrity, consistency and backbone it takes to stand up to the mentality that–before the American Revolution–burned women at the stake to please God, Jesus, Allah and Mohammed. Remember that when you are ready to donate to support a worthy Libertarian organization.(link)

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Good bad books: The Economic Waste of Sin, by Lahman Forrest Bower. The Abdingon Press, Cincinnati, 1924. That was the year of the KKKlambakes, the Democratic Party endorsing the Prohibition law President Wilson vetoed, and the party platform plank suddenly recognizing a side effect of prohibition:
“Recognizing in narcotic addiction, especially the spreading of heroin addiction among the youth, a grave peril to America and to the human race, we pledge ourselves vigorously to take against it all legitimate and proper measures for education, for control and for suppression at home and abroad.” Bower believed beer was a gateway drug that led inexorably to heroin–NOT heroin as an easily-concealed replacement for Beelzebub’s banned beer! Get it at bookfinder.com

Republican policies cause major crashes

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.

Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

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Will Rogers never met Biden

No comment needed…

MELLON’S MELON WASTED Will Rogers Gloomy As to Fate of Treasury Surplus. BEVERLY HILLS, California, July 3 – Mr. Mellon has skimped and saved and got together 185 millions over and above what Congress nicked him for. Now they are all arguing over what to do with it, but nobody has ever suggested applying it on our national debt, which is over 30 billion. Sixty percent of all our taxes go toward interest on all our various debts, national, state, town and county. But they will take this little dab and try to buy some party votes with it in the way of lower taxes. You wouldn’t see Mellon doing that if it applied to his personal affairs. He would get his debt paid off before he started handling anybody’s anything. But that’s just why so many of our individuals are so much richer than our government. Yours, WILL ROGERS (The Spokesman-Review 04JUL1929 1) (link)

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Good readingGangsters vs Nazis. Did you know that Jewish organized mischief gave as good in These States as their relatives and friends got in the Old World? No this is not a scholarly tome with footnotes sprinkled everywhere, but more of a fun read in a sort of pulp fiction noir vernacular. Fans of Babylon Berlin will recognize the foreign confrontations transplanted to American soil as Christian National Socialism spread like wildfire all over Europe right after Christian Prohibitionism spread all over America. $16 from Amazon Kindle store. (link)

Republican policies cause major crashes

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.

Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

Three dollars on Amazon Kindle

Brazilian blog

LIBtranslator on Blogger

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Hitler Then, Trump Today

Nazis screeched fake news tweets in 1933 (link)

History only rhymes. Back then it was Jews, today it’s pregnant women hunted down by goons with guns as they try to escape involuntary servitude by fleeing across borders. Sound incredible? Here is Texas State Rep. Jared Patterson:

I’ll be introducing legislation next session to ban minors from using social media. It’s long past time to recognize the incredible harm social media is doing to the mental health of young Texans. Next session we put an end to it.

Doonesbury

But censorship was an American thing way before Positive Christian National Socialism or Rooseveltian eugenics.(link) Comstock laws lobbied for by the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice embodied censorship of mail plus girl-bullying before there was a 19th Amendment.(link) Nobody listened to Lysander Spooner’s objections that equivocating vice into crimes necessarily destroyed rights and eliminated freedom of production and trade.(link) Spooner wrote this oft-censored book back when alcohol was banned in Christian Boston yet 10-year-old girls could be rented as prostitutes.

Here follows the text of the 1933 news article above, half a year into the NSDAP Administration:

Distributors of Nazi “Treason” Propaganda Face Death Penalty – By United Press – BERLIN, October 5 – The Nazi government, ending by a single cabinet decree the freedom of the German press, simultaneously today invoked the death penalty to halt the tremendous volume of anti-Nazi propaganda being “bootlegged” into the country.
By approving the first section of the new press law, the cabinet adopted the Nazi policy that the press, newspapers and magazines, must become an instrument of national unity, it’s pulse beating with that of the government. By a separate and significant decree, it ruled that the death penalty, or alternatively 15 years’ imprisonment, should be imposed on anyone who imported or disseminated periodicals classed as treasonable. The joint effect was to ensure that only Nazi views should be read by the public.

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Good readingOperation Drumbeat by Michael Gannon.(link) British codebreakers warned the United States that German Nazi U-boats were converging to attack the East Coast. The U.S. Navy pretended nothing was happening, and made up elaborate lies to deflect blame as shipping was blown up. Imagine how The Kleptocracy will protect us in the event of a submarine attack with nuclear weapons.(link)

Republican policies cause major crashes

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.

Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

Three dollars on Amazon Kindle

Brazilian blog

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Shooter Gender Discrimination

Stalkers, multiple shooters, 97% male

The new Austrian Teabertarian party has an opportunity to right a wrong. Libertarians formerly repealed laws declaring some women to be non-individuals,(link) roughly equivalent to “other persons” in Constitutional language or “former persons” in Soviet Socialist usage.(link) But that language was dropped from the platform. However, the recently added “We oppose the administration of the death penalty by the state” is clearly a bid to stop the hanging and electrocution of communist and fascist anarchists convicted of murder, and/or to legalize the hunting of humans as trophy game. That stayed in!

Tatsuya Ishida Sinfest art.(link)

Murder is a hot topic among girl-bulliers, so much so that Texas–the first State to take up arms against the Union and the last to stop hunting down fugitive slaves–has relegalized the payment of bounties for hunting down women suspected of seeking to escape the involuntary labor of forced reproduction.(link) The Mystical Supreme Court majority seems inclined to view this as neither a bill of attainder nor a violation of the 14th or 9th Amendment. The Supreme Court already declared the hunting down of males of reproductive age as involuntary killers and cannon-fodder in foreign wars NOT a violation of the antislavery Amendment.(link) There is precedent for Supreme-court-approved gender discrimination and naked coercion, just like in the days of Dred.(link)

Only the Democratic party still regards pregnant women as rights-holding individuals, yet is troubled by extrajudicial collective shootings–especially in government schools–and 97.5% of the shooters are guys. There is open talk of “scheduling” unhinged whack jobs like Missouri Republican Senate candidate Eric Greitens (link) into the class of “other persons” denied gun rights before Lincoln’s version of the Emancipation Proclamation made them into armed voters.(link) In this heated atmosphere, a modest proposal comes to mind…

How about a Roe v Berserker law banning state governments from infringing the right of the women to keep and bear arms. By arms I mean fully-automatic, extended-clip handguns with laser aiming, mace sprays enriched with dyes, odorants, sarin or bio-weapons, body armor, attack dogs and carte blanche to assign qualified immunity reprisal rights to bodyguards so even successful assailants are readily dispatched. This would also cover adolescent girls in and out of school. Those kind of Second-Amendment-with-teeth laws could easily do away with school shooters AND those girl-bullying rednecks with green teeth chasing women across state lines.(link)

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Good reading: Wayward World by Jon Roland.(link) Jon was Austin’s premiere constitutional scholar eve before he founded the Constitution Society. I never expected him to have a good grasp of geodesic geometry, cartography, physics, finance and the military side of history, but it’s all there.

Republican policies cause major crashes

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.

Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

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Feats With Your Vote

Anarcho-fascist planks alienate mainstream voters

Eric Boehm in a recent Reason magazine article produced a graph trying to put the best face on voter reaction to the anarchist burdening Jo Jorgensen’s otherwise-libertarian campaign. That ticket came in dead last in libertarian-friendly Travis County, Austin Texas. (link) That’s where Roe v Wade was fought and won thanks to the first Libertarian Platform.(link) Wasted votes are the ones that help the Kleptocracy bully women and rob the innocent. Libertarian spoiler votes perform feats: ending the draft, legalizing birth control, reversing the growth of bureaucracy, halting entanglements in deadly foreign violence, rolling back cruel prohibition laws, asset-forfeiture looting and systemic police abuse. That’s clout! That’s WINNING!

anarcho-suicide
Absolute last place in Travis County/Austin TX thanks to Jeremy

But Eric graphed a column showing how the LP ranked in the battle for popular votes where we took third-party place in 2020 even after losing ballot access and wiping out our 328% gain over 2012.(link) Being the real third party is no small matter, because third parties armed with under 3% of the popular vote are the ones that–throughout American history–have written and repealed the law of the land.

First among rabble while losing ballot access and 8 years of gain is poor showing

The way we change laws, however, is by bleeding the looter Kleptocracy of votes, not by absorbing some pathetic anarcho-Socialist rabble’s rounding-error-from-zero vote total. Voters are convinced those flash-in-the-pan parties can be safely ignored. Ranking outcomes by percentage of ideological third party vote puts the LP in third place with anywhere from 0.3 to 3.3% of the vote–a loose fit indeed. But the history of spoiler vote clout shows us the law-changing spoiler effect kicks in at about 1.4% of the popular vote.(link)

Fewer words, more loyal voters!

Those fringe parties, like The Kleptocracy, want the LP to keep planks promising child molesting, uninspected entry of enemy aliens and plague vectors–even executions by vigilantes–such as were added before the 2020 debacle. Observe that the LP only became THE clout-wielding third party after the 2008 “revolt” that deleted a bunch of idiotic platform verbiage. Kleptocracy party platforms each take about 5 hours to read. The LP platform can be recorded in a 30 minute podcast in many languages. Omitting needless words–perhaps even deleting words to make room for new planks could yield balanced verbiage and a platform attractive to voters sick of shrill, grasping extremism.

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Good reading: Vices are Not Crimes, by Lysander Spooner

Republican policies cause major crashes

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.

Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

Three dollars on Amazon Kindle

Brazilian blog

LIBtranslator on Blogger

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Government School Shootings

Second Amendment Violation

Remember the Arms Race? Reason writer Petr Beckmann was fond of exposing the methods whereby skillful emotional conditioning through social pressure and documendacities–as in Huxley’s Brave New World–got results better than the crude loudspeaker dinning and torture in Orwell’s 1984. We’ve seen how social pressure from a simple action or wordless example leads 1/4 of all ordinary people into gross error without any addition of threats or reward.(link)

Assured destruction goood…

After WW2 Americans were conditioned to believe that any preparedness to repel an attack would ipso facto incite one. Movies conjured terrifying “envy the dead” scenarios. Military personnel were urged to believe that treason was noble and resistance suicidal. Such movies persist, alongside urgings for electors to defect en masse so a loser politician can save the world from an elected politician. The Bill of Rights and main body of the Constitution are under persistent attack. Such pressure actually got Nixon to sign a treaty forbidding These States to deploy antimissile systems while permitting Moscow an umbrella of ABM protection.(link)

All or nearly all collective child shootings occur in government schools. Private schools have few or no shootings at all. These shootings have increased since 1986, when Second Amendment objections undermined suicidal arms treaties.(link) A new approach to shortening the Bill of Rights might be to hold government-school children hostage via constant sprinkling of conditioning spices administered by TV and other media. “But all the while his subconscious is being conditioned into tender feelings toward the benign, beautiful, and soothing adjective solar, and into revulsion against the sinister, alarming, and altogether indecent adjective nuclear”, observed Beckmann in 1980.

Parallel to anti-energy conditioning is the constant drip of insinuations that getting rid the Second Amendment would make school shootings go away.(link) So if hidden persuaders are using operant conditioning to manipulate government school kids kids into volunteering as Communist Martyr High School attackers, what can counter this? Privatization of those government schools commandeered by Nixon-law-subsidized entrenched political parties dedicated to the initiation of deadly force as some sort of panacea against vice?

Unthinkable! Thoughtcrime! NOT an option. Better to have bloody school shootings than to give up tax-funded government schools able to brainwash condition the kiddies–is the predictable “silent majority” response.

But this Texas case suggests another option, a possible alternative to the FEMA instructions for kiddies taken hostage by whack jobs Manchurian candidates emotionally disturbed classmates.(link) If your parents and local law enforcement would rather see you killed than privatize government schools or help subdue an amok killer, do the following:

Call 911. If the government-employee operator does not hang up on you for whispering, tell him/her/it that an illegal alien drug smuggler with a suitcase full of cash has locked the door and is trying to get you and your classmates to smoke marijuana cigarettes. I’ll bet five dollars those doughnut-munchers will leap into action, batter down the door, arrest the perp and confiscate his assets before you can say “Asset Forfeiture Policy Manual!”(link) This “operant conditioning” business can work both ways, you see.

Good Reading: Armageddon, The Battle for Germany, by Max Hastings (Link)

No Bill of Rights

A rambling but vivid exposé of the bloody reprisals visited on the people who let democracy be replaced by Christian National Socialism and Hitler’s personality cult. This is an instructive account of how for every initiation of force, there is unequal yet apposite retaliatory force. Entire populations paid a heavy price for dereliction instead of eternal vigilance.

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Republican policies cause major crashes

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.

Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

Three dollars on Amazon Kindle

Brazilian blog

LIBtranslator on Blogger

Original Libertarian Party Platform

Including the plank to repeal laws banning abortion

STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLES

Adopted unanimously by the delegates to the first national convention of the Libertarian Party, on June 17, 1972.

We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the omnipotent state, and defend the rights of the individual.

We hold that each individual has the right to exercise sole dominion over his own life, and has the right to live his life in whatever manner he chooses, so long as he does not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live their lives in whatever manner they choose.

Governments throughout history have regularly operated on the opposite principle, that the State has the right to dispose of the lives of individuals and the fruits of their labor. 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, on the contrary, deny the right of any government to do these things, and hold that the sole function of government is the protection of the rights of each individual: namely (1) the right to life — and accordingly we support laws prohibiting the initiation of physical force against others; (2) the right to liberty of speech and action — and accordingly we oppose all attempts by government to abridge the freedom of speech and press, as well as government censorship in any form; and (3) the right to property — and accordingly we oppose all government interference with private property, such as confiscation, nationalization, and eminent domain, and support laws which prohibit robbery, trespass, fraud and misrepresentation.

Since government has only one legitimate function, the protection of individual rights, we oppose all interference by government in the areas of voluntary and contractual relations among individuals. Men should not be forced to sacrifice their lives and property for the benefit of others. They should be left free by government to deal with one another as free traders on a free market; and the resultant economic system, the only one compatible with the protection of man’s rights, is laissez-faire capitalism.

INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS AND CIVIL ORDER

The protection of individual rights is the only proper purpose of government. No conflict exists between civil order and individual rights. Both concepts are based on the same fundamental principle: that no individual, group, or government may initiate force against any other individual, group, or government. Government is instituted to protect individual rights. Government is constitutionally limited so as to prevent the infringement of individual rights by the government itself.

Crime

We hold that no action which does not infringe the rights of others can properly be termed a crime. We favor the repeal of all laws creating “crimes without victims” now incorporated in Federal, state and local laws — such as laws on voluntary sexual relations, drug use, gambling, and attempted suicide. We support impartial and consistent enforcement of laws designed to protect individual rights — regardless of the motivation for which these laws may be violated.

Due Process for Criminally Accused

Until such time as a person is proved guilty of a crime, that person should be accorded all possible respect for his individual rights. We are thus opposed to reduction of present safeguards for the rights of the criminally accused. Specifically, we are opposed to preventive detention, so-called “no-knock laws” and all other similar measures which threaten existing rights. We further pledge to do all possible to give life to the Sixth Amendment’s guarantee of a speedy trial, and shall work for appropriate legislation to this end. We support full restitution for all loss suffered by persons arrested, indicted, imprisoned, tried, or otherwise injured in the course of criminal proceedings against them which do not result in their conviction. We look ultimately to the voluntary funding of this restitution.

Freedom of Speech and The Press

We pledge to oppose all forms of censorship, whatever the medium involved. Recent events have demonstrated that the already precarious First Amendment rights of the broadcasting industry are becoming still more precarious. Regulation of broadcasting can no longer be tolerated. We shall support legislation to repeal the Federal Communications Act, and to provide for private ownership of broadcasting rights, thus giving broadcasting First Amendment parity with other communications media. We support repeal of pornography laws.

Protection of Privacy

Electronic and other covert government surveillance of citizens should be restricted to activity which can be shown beforehand, under high, clearly defined standards of probable cause, to be criminal and to present immediate and grave danger to other citizens. The National Census and other government compilations of data on citizens should be conducted on a strictly voluntary basis.

The Right to Keep and Bear Arms

In recognition of the fact that the individual is his own last source of self-defense, the authors of the Constitution guaranteed, in the Second Amendment, the right of the people to keep and bear arms. This reasoning remains valid today. We pledge to uphold that guarantee. We oppose compulsory arms registration.

Volunteer Army

We oppose the draft (Selective Service), believing that the use of force to require individuals to serve in the armed forces or anywhere else is a violation of their rights, and that a well-paid volunteer army is a more effective means of national defense than the involuntary servitude exemplified by the draft. We recommend a complete review and possible reform of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, to guarantee effective and equal protection of rights under the law to all members of the U.S. armed forces, and to promote thereby the morale, dignity, and sense of justice within the military which are indispensable to its efficient and effective operation. We further pledge to work for a declaration of unconditional amnesty for all who have been convicted of, or who now stand accused of, draft evasion and for all military deserters who were draftees.

Property Rights

We hold that property rights are individual rights and, as such, are entitled to the same respect and protection as all other individual rights. We further hold that the owner of property has the full right to control, use, dispose of, or in any manner enjoy his property without interference, until and unless the exercise of his control infringes the valid rights of others. We shall thus oppose restrictions upon the use of property which do not have as their sole end the protection of valid rights.

Unions and Collective Bargaining

We support the right of free men to voluntarily associate in, or to establish, labor unions. We support the concept that an employer may recognize a union as the collective bargaining agent of some or all of his employees. We oppose governmental interference in bargaining, such as compulsory arbitration or the obligation to bargain. We demand that the National Labor Relations Act be repealed. We recognize voluntary contracts between employers and labor unions as being legally and morally binding on the parties to such contracts.

TRADE AND THE ECONOMY

Because each person has the right to offer his goods and services to others on the free market, and because government interference can only harm such free activity, we oppose all intervention by government into the area of economics. The only proper role of government in the economic realm is to protect property rights, adjudicate disputes and protect contracts, and provide a legal framework in which voluntary trade is protected. All efforts by government to redistribute wealth, or to control or manage trade, are improper in a free society.

Money

We favor the establishment of a sound money system. We thus support the private ownership of gold, and demand repeal of all legal tender laws.

The Economy

Government intervention in the economy imperils both the material prosperity and personal freedom of every American. We therefore support the following specific immediate reforms:

(a) reduction of both taxes and government spending;

(b) an end to deficit budgets;

(c) a halt to inflationary monetary policies, and elimination, with all deliberate speed, of the Federal Reserve System;

(d) the removal of all governmental impediments to free trade — including the repeal of the National Labor Relations Act, the Interstate Commerce Act, all antitrust laws, and the abolition of the Department of Agriculture, as the most pressing and critical impediments;

(e) and the repeal of all controls on wages, prices, rents, profits, production, and interest rates.

Subsidies

In order to achieve a free economy in which government victimizes no one for the benefit of anyone else, we oppose all government subsidies to business, labor, education, agriculture, science, the arts, or any other special interests. Those who have entered into these activities with promises of government subsidy will be forewarned by being given a cutoff date beyond which all government aid to their enterprise will be terminated. Relief or exemption from involuntary taxation shall not be considered a subsidy.

Tariffs and Quotas

Like subsidies, tariffs and quotas serve only to give special treatment to favored interests and to diminish the welfare of other citizens. We therefore support abolition of all tariffs and quotas as well as the Tariff Commission and the Customs Court.

Interim Reforms

In order to effect our long-range goals, we recommend, among others, the following interim measures: the adoption of the Liberty Amendment, and provision for greater use of the referendum for reducing or repealing taxes.

Long-Range Goals

Since we believe that every man is entitled to keep the fruits of his labor, we are opposed to all government activity which consists of the forcible collection money or goods from citizens in violation of their individual rights. Specifically, we support the eventual repeal of all taxation. We support a system of voluntary fees for services rendered as a method for financing government in a free society.

DOMESTIC ILLS

Government intervention in current problems, such as crime, pollution, defraud of consumers, health problems, overpopulation, decaying cities, and poverty, is properly limited to protection of individual rights. In those areas where individual rights or voluntary relations are not involved, we support an immediate reduction of government’s present role, and ultimately, a total withdrawal of government intervention, together with the establishment of a legal framework in which private, voluntary solutions to these problems can be developed and implemented.

Pollution

We support the development of an objective system defining individual property rights to air and water. We hold that ambiguities in the area of these rights (e.g. concepts such as “public property”) are a primary cause of our deteriorating environment. Whereas we maintain that no one has the right to violate the legitimate property rights of others by pollution, we shall strenuously oppose all attempts to transform the defense of such rights into any restriction of the efforts of individuals to advance technology, to expand production, or to use their property peacefully.

Consumer Protection

We shall support strong and effective laws against fraud and misrepresentation. We shall oppose, however, that present and prospective so-called “consumer-protection” legislation which infringes upon voluntary trade.

Overpopulation

We support an end to all subsidies for childbearing built into our present laws, including all welfare plans and the provision of tax-supported services for children. We further support the repeal of all laws restricting voluntary birth control or voluntary termination of pregnancies during their first hundred days. We shall oppose all coercive measures to control population growth.

Education

We support the repeal of all compulsory education laws, and an end to government operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools. We call for an immediate end of compulsory busing.

Poverty and Unemployment

We support repeal of all laws which impede the ability of any person to find employment — including, but not limited to, minimum wage laws, so-called “protective” labor legislation for women and children, governmental restrictions on the establishment of private day-care centers, the National Labor Relations Act, and licensing requirements. We oppose all government welfare and relief projects and “aid to the poor” programs, inasmuch as they are not within the proper role of government, and do contribute to unemployment. All aid to the poor should come from private sources.

FOREIGN POLICY

The principles which guide a legitimate government in its relationships with other governments are the same as those which guide relationships among individuals and relationships between individuals and governments. It must protect itself and its citizens against the initiation of force from other nations. While we recognize the existence of totalitarian governments, we do not recognize them as legitimate governments. We will grant them no moral sanction. We will not deal with them as if they were proper governments. To do so is to ignore the rights of their victims and rob those victims of the knowledge that we know they have been wronged.

ECONOMIC

Foreign Aid

We support an end to the Federal foreign aid program.

Ownership in Unclaimed Property

We pledge to oppose recognition of claims by fiat, by nations or international bodies, of presently unclaimed property, such as the ocean floor and planetary bodies. We urge the development of objective standards for recognizing claims of ownership in such property.

Currency Exchange Rates

We pledge to oppose all governmental attempts to peg or regulate currency exchange rates. International trade can truly be free only when currency exchange rates reflect the free-market value of respective currencies.

MILITARY

Military Alliances

The United States should abandon its attempts to act as policeman for the world, and should enter into alliances only with countries whose continued free existence is vital to the protection of the freedom of all American citizens. Under such an alliance, the United States may offer the protection of its nuclear umbrella, but our allies would provide their own conventional defense capabilities. We should in particular disengage from any present alliances which include despotic governments.

Military Capability

We shall support the maintenance of a sufficient military establishment to defend the United States against aggression. We should have a sufficient nuclear capacity to convince any potential aggressor that it cannot hope to survive a first strike against the United States. But, as our foreign commitments are reduced, and as our allies assume their share of the burden of providing a conventional war capability, we should be able to reduce the size of our conventional defense, and thus reduce the overall cost and size of our total defense establishment.

DIPLOMATIC

Diplomatic Recognition

The United States should establish a scheme of recognition consistent with the principles of a free society, the primary principle being that, while individuals everywhere in the world have unalienable rights, governments which enslave individuals have no legitimacy whatsoever.

Secession

We shall support recognition of the right to secede. Political units or areas which do secede should be recognized by the United States as independent political entities where: (1) secession is supported by a majority within the political unit, (2) the majority does not attempt suppression of the dissenting minority, and (3) the government of the new entity is at least as compatible with human freedom as that from which it seceded.

The United Nations

We support withdrawal of the United States from the United Nations. We further support a Constitutional Amendment designed to prohibit the United States from entering into any treaty under which it relinquishes any portion of its sovereignty.

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Republican policies cause major crashes

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Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

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Ominous GOP Parallels

Bar chart of membership from Communist party website w/ sevenfold increase

Republican policies after passage of the Prohibition Amendment arguably increased Communist Party membership among Americans. CP membership roughly tripled in 1920-25, when the first prohibition recession hit, then increased sevenfold after The Great Depression resulted from prohibitionist property confiscation. The acceleration was well under weigh before FDR won using the Liberal Party repeal plank.(link)

Nixon was elected before Roe v Wade, when world population was half what it is now

You can see from this and other prison crowding graphs that Nixon’s mania for Republican prohibitionism increased prison populations sevenfold, from 200,000 to 1,600,000. Most of the increase were young, black and latino users of harmless enjoyables such as cannabis, mescaline, LSD, mushrooms and plant leaf extracts. None of them sought to harm anyone (absence of mens rea) and all of them sought only their own happiness. The equivocation of “vices” into “crimes” is fallacious. Prohibitionism spits in the face of free-market liberalism and laissez-faire economic theory. It replaces voluntary trade with the promiscuous abuse of violent and deadly force against those who neither defraud nor coerce others.(link)

China tried this sort of violence when Britain used opium exports to finance its conquest and subjugation of India. The resulting wars, revolutions and violence had by the time of our Civil War killed off a Chinese population roughly equal to everyone living in the U.S.. The Hague antiopium Convention interfered with exploitation by Britain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria and Germany of the Balkans as source and their African and Asian colonies as dumping grounds for refined opiates. WW1 resulted. The Armistices, Versailles Treaty and later Opium Conventions combined with alcohol prohibitionism to add the USA to the export markets for addictive narcotics.

Herbert Hoover’s Moratorium (on brains and on German heroin) wrecked the German economy and got pharma cartels to back Hitler’s belligerent Socialism so that WW2 followed as logically from “A Planned Economy on a World Scale” as WW1 did from seizure of Germany’s “chemical drugs” as reparations while strangling their legality.(link) Germany and Japan, smelling a communist plot, withdrew from the League of Nations, used submarines to run drugs past prohibitionist and tariff blockades and made enough money doing it to wreck much of the planet’s wealth and progress fighting for those markets. Prohibitionist China is a dictatorship nobody wants to live in.

The most wasteful thing anyone can do is waste a vote on either half of the prohibitionist Kleptocracy.(link) Whenever they lose, they look at the millions of votes cast for Libertarian platform policies. Those expensive regrets are the only way for Republicans to break free of book-burning bigots and Democrats to let go of totalitarian looter-state policies as a utopian vision.

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Republican policies cause major crashes

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.

Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

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Libertarian vote history

Here is a record of how many law-changing spoiler votes the Libertarian Party earned in presidential campaign years and how the rate of change varied with platform changes. For the political background, see Canadian Liberals and American Libertarians.(Link)

Column 4, slope, is what The Kleptocracy watches with apprehension.

Our first two platforms netted us 176,321 votes so the rate of increase slope was 46, an angle of 88 degrees over those 4 years. To you a change from 0% to 0.2% of the vote may look like small potatoes. But to entrenched Kleptocracy party strategy planners, that graphs as a line that is only 2 degrees from straight up, displaying in stark relief increasing voting in opposition to entrenched policies of coercive prohibitionism, entanglement in colonial wars, tax gouging and the relentless increase in transfer payments from producers to non-producers. To them this was a direct threat to the power that, let’s face it, is the Political State’s capacity to coerce numerous people to death per unit of time.(Link)

The LP platform was changed in 1980. Individual rights (including women) were replaced by collectivized “women’s rights.” Mystical conservatives, with whoops of joy, promptly depicted half of all voters as a “subsidized” minority, thanks to mixed-economy medical cartel legislation subsidizing testicular cancer treatment as healthcare, but pregnancy termination as handouts. Attempts to pass an Equal (not individual) Rights Amendment failed, as have all 12 Republican abortion prohibition Amendment attempts so far. Much more shocking was the anarchist contention that child molesting ought to be legal, and the suicidal addition of THAT idiocy to the Libertarian platform. The 1984 platform was worse, insisting that child molesting be enshrined as a right! (Link) Libertarian votes changed from increasing to decreasing at a 45º angle downward and we lost ballot access in 12 states. This was a huge win for the looter Kleptocracy.

Anarchists fought tooth and nail to keep child molesting planks in the platform as republican infiltrators struggled to convert all women into the role of reproductive chattel enforceable against slave women before the 13th and 14th Amendments. Meanwhile the Reagan-Biden-Bush Dreikaiserbund exported prohibition laws wrecking Latin American economies and inducing hordes of refugees to flee to America. Anarchists seen their chance to put borderless communist anarchism into the platform and republicans loudly and joyfully pointed this out to voters while jacking up drug laws as a pretext for property confiscation.(Link) “Good-faith” republican Sharia law was smuggled into the LP platform to legitimize singling out pregnant women and robbing them of the taxes they’d paid into unenumerated government healthcare rackets. Asset-forfeiture confiscation of homes made mortgage-backed derivatives worthless and the Bush republicans wrecked the entire economy in 2008.

Army of God terrorism seeks to infiltrate the LP

Anarchist communist infiltration added to the 2020 platform language insisting on the uninspected importation of actual terrorists in addition to streaming hordes of unskilled, illiterate economic refugees fleeing Reagan-Biden-Bush-Bush-sponsored caudillo dictatorships.(Link) The most recent addition to the libertarian platform is reminiscent of girl-bullying Army of God vigilantes who undertook to murder physicians after God suggested they administer the death sentence. (Link) As soon as we restore the original plank defending individual women from threats of coercion and armed violence, we will have earned that 12% per year increase in vote share both communo-fascist wings of the Kleptocracy seek to deny us as women voters finally return to the Libertarian Party.

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Republican policies cause major crashes

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.

Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

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Book Censors

Big Bill Thompson championed book banning in 1927

Beer was a deadly narcotic Congress wanted banned, and the Sedition and Espionage acts had set a further example urging coercion and violence in defense of belligerent hubris. So Republican Mayor Thompson was not all that different from other politicians of his time–or ours.(link)

Drink was once the “assassin of youth”; nowadays vice is still equivocated with crime by burners of books and Beatles albums.(link)

Nowadays republicans have managed to alienate the women’s vote the way they did in 1929. Before Prohibition, women weren’t allowed in saloons except through the “ladies’ entrance.” But illegal speakeasies were under no such regulation, and men had a hard time finding a place at the bar when Pauline Sabine was rallying for Repeal of the 18th Amendment.(link) Texas has enacted a Fugitive Slave Act enlisting bounty hunters in efforts to coerce women into involuntary labor of reproduction. This raises the hope voters may again retaliate as they did from 1932 to 1952, and open a vacancy for the libertarian party to replace God’s Own Prohibitionists the way that leaking hulk once replaced the Whigs.

Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Linseed Graham Cracker, DeSantis and Klan Mom Marjorie Greene Teeth represent most of what has been wrong with one geriatric half of the Kleptocracy for the past century. But Bernie and Drug Czarist Biden are no less appalling in their doddering saturation with pseudoscience. America, the bastion of reason before prohibitionism, has become a clown act even compared to Europe and Asia, which have hardly changed at all, yet gain by comparison lately. (link)

Good reading: In Rabi, Scientist & Citizen, John Rigden accidentally relates how even the most brilliant European scientists failed to escape Old World ruts. Despite Nobel-prize achievements in physics and weapons design, Rabi–like Panovsky, Szilard and too many others–still placed hope in new versions of the Molotov-Ribbentrop agreement that knifed Poland in twain for Hitler and Stalin, then segued seamlessly into a World War. Only our Second Amendment, baffling as it is to Old World thinkers, has saved us from such endless loops.(link)

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Republican policies cause major crashes

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.

Brazilian Sci-fi from 1926 featuring the usual beautiful daughter of a scientist touting prohibition and racial collectivism in America’s Black President 2228 by Monteiro Lobato, translated by J Henry Phillips (link)

Three dollars on Amazon Kindle

Brazilian blog

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