LIBERTY: A libertarian view of when to go to war

Monday, November 9, 2015

Jason Stapleton

US blows 43M$ on a gas station
at a little past the 2 minute mark

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Speaking about this Afgan thing, I made a comment the other day something to the effect that if you have to go to war … … … and I explained what an ugly business war is … … how violent it is, how innocent people wind up getting killed, we should never ever ever ever go to war unless our liberty is directly threatened, unless the risk to our way of life exists. And, I use that as the standard to go. The liberty within our shores. What I advocate on this show is a defensive posture. A defensive military. A miltary that defends our borders much the way that Japan had for many years after World War 2. … … But if you have to fight, if Liberty is directly threatened, well then there are no holds barred. If we are going to go out and we know where the enemy is, then we bomb the city and then we bomb it again and rearrange the pieces because we understand that we will lose the greatest gift that God has given us if we don’t stand up and fight.”

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This is the best description of my feelings on “war”. As a little L libertarian, a porcupine, a Free State Project mover, this is what I want the “Department of Defense” to be.

Sorry but we never needed “Homeland Security” if the “Department of Defense” was doing its job.


The Zero Aggression Principle doesn’t mean you don’t fight. It means you never start one. But if you get into one then you just win.


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LIBERTY: End of Political Correctness

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

How To Stamp Out Cultural Marxism In A Single Generation
By Brandon Smith
October 26, 2015

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Demand that society respect your inherent individual rights: Collectivism’s ultimate propaganda message is that there is no such thing as inherent rights or liberties and that all rights are arbitrary and subject to the whims of the group or the state. This is false. I have written extensively in the past on inherent rights, inborn psychological contents and natural law, referencing diverse luminaries, scientists and thinkers, including Thomas Aquinas, Carl Gustave Jung, Steven Pinker, etc., and I welcome readers to study my many articles on individualism. Freedom is an inborn conception with universally understood aspects. Period. No group or collective is more important than individual liberty. No artificial society has preeminence over the individuals within that society. As long as a person is not directly impeding the life, liberty, prosperity and privacy of another person, he should be left alone.

Maintain your rights; they do not hurt other people: PC cultists will invariably argue that every person, whether he knows it or not, is indirectly harming others with his attitude, his beliefs, his refusal to associate, even his very breathing. “We live in a society”, they say, “and everything we do affects everyone else…”. Don’t take such accusations seriously; these people do not understand how freedom works.

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Sorry I am not politically correct.

(I know because a beautiful young woman bought me a t-shirt that says “#nofilter”. And, my friends just shake their head at my crazy rantings, like ZAP, gold coins, and the various forms of tin foil hat conspiracy theory questions I ask.)

Our rights come from God or the Universe or our essential humanity.

They are not open to debate. And, “molon labe”, try to take them from me.

“…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.

Negative rights are basically peaceful. 

Translated in to the language of children, since that seems to be the comprehension level of “We, The Sheeple” — don’t hurt people or take their stuff.

Dona Nobis Pacem

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LIBERTY: Dig us out of the Gooferment Skrules “hole” in 40 years

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Charter Schools Are A Shell Game: Get Government Completely Out of Education
By Chris Rossini

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One of last bastions of full-blown socialist policies around the world is in the area of education. Control of education is the crown jewel of government control. After all, if the world moves in the direction of the most dominant ideas, it is of the utmost importance to government to force you to adopt its ideas. Government has you for the first 18 years of your life (at least). Then the government’s media picks up where the schools leave off, and take over from there.

No matter how much failure the government’s school “system” produces, and no matter how many resources are flushed down the drain, it will fight tooth and nail (to the very end) to maintain control of education.

Despite the fact that this so-called education has become so horrendous (as parents who are currently dealing with “Common Core” can attest to), the cries are always for “fixes”. Of course, demands for more money to toss into the black hole are a given. But, again, as Von Mises proved, socialism cannot be fixed.

One of the more recent fixes are called “Charter Schools”.

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So, we need to “sell” a 40 year plan to return Gooferment Skrules to the parents to fund and the marketplace to satisfy.

I say 40 years because it took 70 years to create this mess.

First 20 years is to return school choice to the parents and divest the infrastructure to the teachers by freeing 5% of the students to go where they want; second 20 years is to reduce the Gooferment “contribution” 5% per year until it’s zero.

Easy peasy!

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Friday, September 18, 2015


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And it’s a disgrace that we left men behind and forgot about them.

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LIBERTY: The Separation of Education and State

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Poll Results: When Should Schools Open?
Because Labor Day was a bit late this year, some schools, including South Brunswick, opted to open before the holiday.
By MICHELLE SAHN (Patch Staff)
September 13, 2015 

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Frankly, the Government should not be involved in education at all. Hence the discussion of the terms and conditions of schools and “education” would not be a matter of public concern; it would be between the privately run school and the parents or guardians. 

“We, The Sheeple” have accepted the Progressives contention that “school is too important to be left to parents”. Remember that the Prussian model of education that was brought to the US from Germany had three goals: cannon fodder for the Army, willing morons for the factories, and useful idiots to vote for and be led by the elite. Note that today’s elite NEVER send their children to public schools. With Jimmy Carter as the notable exception.

It will admittedly take decades to unravel this immoral, ineffective, and inefficient system that has developed over the last 70 years or so. But that doesn’t mean we should shirk away from the hard task of rescuing the children from the slavery of Gooferment propaganda and the tyranny of low expectations.

I’ll have to find or recreate my 40 year proposal that I created for the Hands Across New Jersey tax revolt group in the 80’s. If I could have “sold” that plan then, we’d be five years from a truly free market in education.


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Poll Results: When Should Schools Open?

Because Labor Day was a bit late this year, some schools, including South Brunswick, opted to open before the holiday.

LIBERTY: When juries start to nullify, then things will change

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Want to Go to Jail? Stop Filing Your Income Tax Forms.
By Gary North
The Tea Party Economist
August 3, 2015

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A lot of leaders in the tax protest movement have done jail time for their consistency. They did what they told others to do. They are now convicted felons with no money.

Some are still in jail. Irwin Schiff is one of them. He may get out in two years. He has been in jail since 2006. Are you ready to imitate him? Read this first.

Trusting laymen in the tax revolt movement are often unaware of just how consistently the IRS has gained convictions.

There are always exceptions, but the pattern is clear: juries normally convict. These protesters use arcane language and references to tax law cases that do not apply. It does them no good. These people jabber in jailhouse lawyer babble, and then they wind up in jail. They really do become jailhouse lawyers.

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I prefer to not engage in Phyrric Victories, Don Quixote quests, or fights that I can’t win.

Income taxes are like that category.

As a little L libertarian, I think that the Gooferment is immoral, ineffective, and inefficient. Taxes are theft.

BUT, (and there is always a BIG butt), until juries refuse to enforce the Income Tax diktats, I’ll kowtow.

Like the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”, tyranny will end when the Sheeple and Clovers no longer convict.

That why I never get on juries. I want to see a victim. The Gooferment, its politicians and bureaucrats, are NOT victims. They are the aggressors.


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LIBERTY: War comes to the USA

Monday, April 27, 2015

Battlefield America: The War on the American People
By John W. Whitehead
April 22, 2015

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Noam Chomsky summed it up when he said that Washington regards any information that does not repeat Washington’s propaganda to be intolerable.

Washington’s assault on truth as a threat helps to make sense of the gigantic National Security Agency spy system exposed by William Binney and Edward Snowden. One of the purposes of the spy network is to identify all “dissidents” who challenge Big Brother’s “Truth.”

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Trust me, if it looks like a battlefield (armored tanks on the streets, militarized police in metro stations, surveillance cameras everywhere), sounds like a battlefield (SWAT team raids nightly, sound cannons to break up large assemblies of citizens), and acts like a battlefield (police shooting first and asking questions later, intimidation tactics, and involuntary detentions), it’s a battlefield.

Indeed, what happened in Ocala, Florida, is a good metaphor for what’s happening across the country: Sheriff’s deputies, dressed in special ops uniforms and riding in an armored tank on a public road, pulled a 23-year-old man over and issued a warning violation to him after he gave them the finger. The man, Lucas Jewell, defended his actions as a free speech expression of his distaste for militarized police.

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Clearly, the “Rubicon” has been crossed.

When does “We, The Sheeple” resist? If resistance is possible.

It has to be peaceful resolute non-violence in the tradition of Gandhi and MLK.

“Yes. In the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.” — movie Gandhi (1983)

In this case, it’s 320 million “sheeple” and several million politicians and bureaucrats. 

But the answer is the same — withdraw your consent, put sand in the machinery of Gooferment, and just say no!

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