We’ve Defined ‘Woman’ for You

Over the last few days, there has been much “debate” over the word “woman” and how to define it. The discussion over the proper definition of the word erupted across social
— Read on townhall.com/columnists/townhallcomstaff/2022/03/25/we-know-the-definition-of-a-woman-n2605031

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Why did the nominee tiptoe around an easy question?

Perhaps to avoid a discussion of the “trans” issue?

Dumb.

Hit it head on. “There is a difficult issue but courts don’t make public policy. We interpret laws based on specific facts of a case.

Or at least we should.

Argh!

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LIBERTARIAN: Sorry but little L libertarians don’t approve of “eminent domain”

https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/middlesex-county/2022/03/02/east-brunswick-nj-can-condemn-route-18-land-redevelopment-court/9331820002/

East Brunswick can condemn 80 acres along Route 18 for redevelopment, court rules

Susan Loyer — MyCentralJersey.com — March 2 @ 5AM

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EAST BRUNSWICK – A Superior Court judge has upheld the township’s ability to condemn about 80 acres in the Route 18 corridor for redevelopment.

Judge Thomas Daniel McCloskey affirmed a 2017 Township Council resolution finding that the properties met the requirements of a redevelopment area under the New Jersey Local Redevelopment and Housing Law. 

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The properties that challenged the township’s redevelopment designation are owned by Christiana Enterprises, LLC, operating as Sweeney’s Auto Repair & Gulf Gas Station, 229 Route 18; Tongbu LLC, which runs a professional/office building at 223 Route 18 South; SL Property Holding LLC, doing business as Rt. 18 Carpet at 261 Route 18 South; and Office Depot, Inc., which previously operated at 257 Route 18 South. 

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The project will include a transportation center, mixed-use buildings, hotel, tech center and a medical services office. The plan also includes restaurants with outdoor dining, shops, pedestrian walkways, bike paths, water features, a central public plaza, multiple open public greenways and an outdoor amphitheater to promote outdoor gathering and community events, as well as an environmentally sustainable indoor/outdoor pet facility.

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The Gooferment is just a Gand written large.  Sorry but it’s a shame that the criminal gang can steal property.  

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“We are extraordinarily happy that the judge sided with the township in what we did in naming this area an area in need of redevelopment,” Mayor Brad Cohen said. “The judge’s decision unambiguously supports the township’s efforts and encourages us to continue moving forward with our plan.” 

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So a Gooferment “judge” (aka bureaucrat) can decide that some other Gooferment bureaucrats (aka “the Township”) can steal property from their rightful owners under the guise of “law”.

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“… … if you’re one or two businesses that were fortunate enough to have survived in an area that’s clearly fallen into disrepair and underutilized, you don’t have the right to individually stop the process.”

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Screw you little guy.  You were lucky enough to suvive because Customers valued your service, but we know what is “best”.

Argh!

Will this blog post stop the theft? No.  It didn’t stop Kelo in CT either.  But look what happened there.  After stealing people houses, the deal fell thru and all that’s left is vacant land.  It would be beyond ironic if the same thing happened here.

Wonder who will get paid off as a result of this?  I’m sure there will be lots of money sloshing around.  And, I bet the Taxpayers will pay too.

Argh!

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LIBERTARIAN: A natural, inalienable right of self-ownership

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2021/10/12/arguing-what-was-never-argued/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+EricPetersAutos+%28Eric+Peters+Autos%29

Arguing What Was Never Argued
By  Eric – October 12, 202

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As a libertarian, I argue that every adult human being has a natural, inalienable right of ownership over his or her own body – which strikes me as self-evident – and from this premise flows the argument that no one else has any right to force another human being to put anything into their body.

The latter constituting both rape and slavery, in terms of the fundamental principle at issue.

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Seems like a simple and unarguable principle!

Now tell that to the Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats.  As well as the covidNazis!

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LIBERTARIAN: kakistocracy (a government run by unprincipled career politicians, corporations and thieves that panders to the worst vices in our nature and has little regard for the rights of American citizens

https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2021/09/10/20-years-of-government-sponsored-tyranny/

20 Years of Government-Sponsored Tyranny
By: John Whitehead|Published on: Sep 10, 2021

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This is a government that has grown so corrupt, greedy, power-hungry and tyrannical over the course of the past 240-plus years that our constitutional republic has since given way to idiocracy, and representative government has given way to a kleptocracy (a government ruled by thieves) and a kakistocracy (a government run by unprincipled career politicians, corporations and thieves that panders to the worst vices in our nature and has little regard for the rights of American citizens).

What this really amounts to is a war on the American people, fought on American soil, funded with taxpayer dollars, and waged with a single-minded determination to use national crises, manufactured or otherwise, in order to transform the American homeland into a battlefield.

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“We, The Sheeple” have to start resisting or all is lost!

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LIBERTARIAN: Let’s “fix” healthcare

 

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Obamacare was the latest government meddling, and it meddled in a big way, but before Obamacare, there were Medicaid and Medicare.

The AMA opposed Medicare when it was proposed because the doctors feared that it was the first step toward socialized medicine.

So, when it finally passed in 1965, the government reimbursed providers generously to gain acceptance.

With a third party footing the bill, doctors and hospitals had no incentive to hold down costs, but eventually, costs had to be reined in.

Private health insurance companies tended to follow the lead of the government with generous coverage and reimbursement, but over time, they were forced to control costs.

Since Medicare and Medicaid, there have been several unsuccessful attempts to control health care costs.

Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and Managed Care Organizations or capitation plans that paid doctors a fixed amount regardless of the amount of care provided were never widely accepted in the marketplace, primarily because patients had no incentive to keep costs low.

Premiums went up every year, but most were insulated from the rising cost because employers were picking up the extra expense.

The Obama administration talked about “bending the cost curve” with the ACA, but the real objective was to provide wider access to insurance.

How can you possibly control the cost of health insurance if you do not deal with the underlying cost of the care?

The common denominator in each of these failures is that choice and individual control were taken away from consumers and turned over to a third party.

In a free market, individuals have options and the freedom to choose based on criteria that are important to them.health careOur current system doesn’t allow for choice because a third-party payer is in the middle, making decisions based almost entirely on cost.

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At the very least, let’s separate “health insurance” from “employment” by making it tax deductible — putting it on a par with employer health “benefits”.  After all, if you lose or change a job. Then you don’t lose your car insurance!

Argh!

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LIBERTARIAN: Roe is bad law; the Federal Gooferment has no role in healthcare since it is NOT an enumerated power

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2021/09/no_author/did-roe-just-get-effectively-overturned/

Did Roe Just Get Effectively Overturned? – LewRockwell
By Silvio Canto, Jr.
American Thinker

September 3, 2021

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A few months ago, Governor Greg Abbott signed the “heartbeat law,” and everyone on the left was screaming about going to the courts to fight for “reproductive rights.” Frankly, I thought we’d be in the courts by now rather than watching the new law go into effect.

So what happened? Well, the law was written in such a way that it makes it difficult to challenge in the courts.

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What should be a very private decision between a woman and her support “staff” is suddenly the Federal Gooferment’s business.

We should have a national debate on when does life begin and when do human rights inure to a person.

There’s a school of thought that says “rights” begins when you can assert them. Another say when you can fight for them. Others say at conception, when a human becomes viable outside the womb, or at birth.

I’m a fat old white guy injineer; not a doctor or an ethicist.  And I’ve never stayed at a Holiday Inn Express.  But I’ll go out on a limb and say, in the absence of some consensus otherwise, the Gooferment, at all levels, should focus on more pressing problems.  The debt, the deficit, and such come to mind!

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LIBERTARIAN: No one should be forced to take the jab!

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2021/08/08/truth-about-covid-countermeasures.aspx?ui=f9839516412491bb1e06c9e47058c6fb81b9b9b6acedf03e65e93dfdb263c1b9&sd=20210317&cid_source=dnl&cid_medium=email&cid_content=art1ReadMore&cid=20210808_HL2&mid=DM958526&rid=1229870386

Data Reveal the Truth About COVID Countermeasures
Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola August 08, 2021

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Data from Israel, where the vast majority of the population has been injected with the Pfizer mRNA concoction, show those “vaccinated” against COVID-19 and unvaccinated have the same infection rate, regardless of age. Empirical data from other countries also reveal the injections have no effect on transmission
  • Ivor Cummins suspects the obsession with COVID-19 injections has to do with profiteering and with justifying vaccine passports. The enormous emphasis on getting nearly everyone the COVID injection may also be related to elimination of the control group, which will effectively hide the real damage the injection is doing
  • Moderna and Pfizer have eliminated the original control groups by giving controls the real injection. This was done even though the trials are officially ongoing for another two years. So, there are no official control groups against which to assess the effectiveness and safety of these injections
  • Side effects of the COVID shots are vastly under-reported, so it’s very difficult to get a grasp on the real-world magnitude of the risks. According to a CDC whistleblower, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) under-reports deaths by a factor of five or more
  • In sworn testimony, the whistleblower claims 45,000 Americans had died within three days of their COVID shots as of July 9, 2021. The numbers get even higher when looking at deaths occurring within a week or two of the injections

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Any wonder why the politicians and bureaucrats are pushing the vax?

AND, no “official control group”?

Next come the vax passports and “where are your papers?!!”.

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LIBERTARIAN: National Popular Vote Compact is a step in the anti-freedom journey towards mob rule

https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/06/22/national-popular-vote-compact-would-disenfranchise-smaller-rural-states/

National Popular Vote Compact Would Disenfranchise Smaller and Rural States
Ann Bollin / June 22, 2021′

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With the 2020 presidential election in the rearview mirror, a brazen effort is underway in several states to circumvent the Constitution and fundamentally alter the role of the Electoral College in future presidential elections.

If adopted by enough states and not challenged in court, this unconstitutional effort would potentially disenfranchise the voters of several states by ignoring those states’ choice for president and instead defer to the votes of nonresidents to decide how electoral votes would be cast.

That would have a devastating effect on how Americans select their president.

The ploy is known as the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. The compact’s enabling legislation bypasses America’s most fundamental body of law—the U.S. Constitution, specifically Article II, Section I—and nullifies the Electoral College, which guarantees each state a minimum number of electoral votes to ensure that small and rural states are represented.

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(1) Unconstitutional?

(2) Dumb for little states not to litigate NOW?

(3) Federalizes all issues and makes the US of A a unitary state like France!

(4) Ensures the 51% can tyrannize the 49?

Celebrate Independence Day before this takes away our freedom forever and introduces “democracy” AKA mob rule.

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LIBERTARIAN: Advocate for criminal justice and police reform, ending qualified immunity, voting reform, and ending the death penalty

lp.org

Tomorrow is Juneteenth, the day we remember the final emancipation of slaves in America in 1865. Across the country this year, Libertarian state and county affiliates are going to be out in their communities spreading the message of Liberty through support of criminal justice and police reform, ending qualified immunity, voting reform, and ending the death penalty.

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LIBERTARIAN: MUST SEE TV “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”

JUST WATCHED ON NETFLIX

https://www.netflix.com/TITLE/80200047

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
2019 | TV-PG | 1h 53m | Dramas
Inspired by a science book, 13-year-old William Kamkwamba builds a wind turbine to save his Malawian village from famine. Based on a true story.
Starring:Maxwell Simba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Aïssa Maïga

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As a fat old white guy injineer, it amazed me that this Rube Goldberg contraption worked.

The movie teaches a few lessons:

  • God helps them who help themselves
  • The Gooferment, any gooferment, is not your friend and ain’t going to help us little guys.  And may even hurt us!
  • Humans are amazing animals at finding away out of adversity
  • You have to save yourself; there’s no Prince Charming or White Knight coming to your rescue.  All you have are your God-given abilities.

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LIBERTARIAN: Satisfying others for “certificates of appreciation” AKA “GREED” is good

Heritage Foundation (Yes, “Boooo”) is adopting the Tom Woods’ patented “free ebook for your email” strategy with “9 Ways Socialism Will Morally Bankrupt America”. Liked the proverbial “stopped clock” that’s right twice a day, the did a good job nailing the problems with “socialism”. If I had a critique it would be that it didn’t defend “Greed is Good” (because it motivates humans to cooperate regardless of other factors). I like the metaphor that “money” is just “certificates of appreciation” from our fellow human beings whom we have satisfied. We need “greedy rich people”, as long as they don’t get their “certificates” by force or fraud that they commit or the Gooferment commits for them. Seems so simple.

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LIBERTARIAN: “DUI” by numbers is just wrong!

FROM QUORA

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Bharat Rao
Works at KPMG (2014–present)Updated February 11, 2020
 
Have you ever seen someone ruin their life in just a few seconds? How did they do it?

Told to me by a policeman friend. Young lady lawyer, just graduated from a top law school, joined a prestigious law firm in Philadelphia. First Friday on the job, went to happy hour with her colleagues, had only 2 drinks, drove home carefully. Bad luck. An elderly lady got confused, drifted on the wrong side of the road, head-on collision. Lawyer was fine, but other lady was injured pretty badly. Police showed up (including my friend) at the scene. He said that lady lawyer had no idea her life was over (he knew) until asked to take a breathalyzer test. He had never seen anyone go that fast from calm and taking care of the other lady, to completely terrified (“including times I had to pull my weapon on someone”). Yes, turns out that she was marginally over the legal limit. Got a tough judge. Felony DUI, jail time (may have been suspended on appeal), but no longer practicing law. Not really the “few seconds” but the decision to drive after a few drinks ended her entire professional life that she had worked so hard for— this was pre-Uber,

Now a story I tell my kids and other kids often. Take an Uber / Taxi. Even if you are “in control” it simply isn’t worth the risk (another driver may do something very stupid, and you get blamed automatically.)

Addition: Thanks for the comments. Several people have suggested that a first offense with low BAC would result in a mere slap on the wrist without life-changing consequences (a few heated comments including someone who called me a liar, because any judge doing this “would be impeached” and subsequently deleted the comment). Two caveats, I am not a lawyer, and yes, this is second hand. But, what I believe these folks are missing is that this was a DUI WITH serious injury. I believe that elevates the charge from a typical “general impairment DUI” (which usually has no jail time) to a felony DUI (more severe penalties including state prison) — and not sure how much wiggle room DA/judge had. And refusing to take a chemical test, won’t reduce that charge if an injury was involved.

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Clearly as a little L libertarian, I disagree with the Gooferment “justice system” on DUIs.

Just as obvious to me is that, if you do “damage” while driving, then you have to be held accountable to the fullest extent.

If there is no damage, then there is no “violation”.  Roadside checkpoints are just a flat out violation of the Fourth Amendment. It’s transparently clear, that there has to be a proportion in this particular “one-size-fits-all” Gooferment “solution”!

Argh!

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LIBERTARIAN: How about getting the States to collect “federal” taxes?

https://ncc-1776.org/tle2021/tle1116-20210606-04.html

The “United States of Nullification”
(Resistance to Tyranny, Part Two)
by Blank Reg
BlankReg5466@protonmail.com
Attribute to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

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Push comes to shove—what about taxes?

Technically, most federal taxes and fees are collected directly by the federal government, most notoriously IRS “withholding”.  But what if states decided to temporarily intervene? Hypothetically, could they—again using 9th and 10th Amendment arguments—ask employers in their states, who are forced to withhold, to temporarily place those revenues in a dedicated escrow account, “withholding the withholdings “, as it were, until certain reforms—like election reforms—are passed and implemented? We could find out.  

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Libertarians are always looking for ways to put “logs” in the Federal Gooferment’s way.

Here’s a good one.

All federal taxes collected in a State should be collected by the State Gooferment and forwarded to the Federal Gooferment!

The value is NO NEED FOR THE IRS.

Most States have a similar income tax system that piggy backs on the Federal Gooferment system. Time to switch places.

Those States that don’t have an income tax can figure out how they would like to fund, or not, the Federal Gooferment!

No need for Federal programs that send money to the States either.

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LIBERTARIAN: Rounding up “domestic terrorists”?

https://nypost.com/2021/04/25/vaccinated-us-tourists-to-be-allowed-into-europe-this-summer/?utm_source=maropost&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news_alert&utm_content=20210425&mpweb=755-9359204-720859581

 

Jim Bovard: The Feds Are Coming For Libertarians
BY TYLER DURDEN
SATURDAY, APR 24, 2021 – 07:20 PM
Authored by Jim Bovard via The Libertarian Institute

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Libertarians are in the federal crosshairs. Six or seven years ago, there was a lot of prattle about how “the libertarian moment has arrived.” I always knew that was hokum. Since then, there has been a huge increase in hostility to libertarians in Washington DC and elsewhere around the country.

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Guess they’ll be rounding us up for the trains to the camps?

Like what they did to Ian Freeman, Nobody, and the rest of the Crypto6? https://youtu.be/Ded_HrjZU2Y

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LIBERTARIAN: One good form of “term limit”

https://ncc-1776.org/tle2021/tle1109-20210418-02.html

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Fifth, the harshest possible term limits must be imposed. One term and you can’t run for any other office afterward. I used to have reservations about this, but they can’t all be Ron Paul. In fact, none of them can be Ron Paul. Government service was never intended to be a career and the fact that evil, despicable people (you know who they are) openly grow obscenely rich in public office is at least half of what’s wrong with this country. Read the Roman fable of Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, to see what degree of patriotic leadership, service to the greater good, civic virtue, humility, and modesty every politician ought to be compelled to exhibit.

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That’s a term Limit that I can understand and support.

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LIBERTARIAN: Why is the state of highway bridges a Federal Gooferment problem?

https://www.cato.org/blog/bidens-crumbling-bridges

APRIL 9, 2021 2:51PM
Biden’s Crumbling Bridges
By Chris Edwards

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says America’s roads and bridges are “crumbling.” The administration’s infrastructure plan says, “After decades of disinvestment, our roads, bridges, and water systems are crumbling,” and it notes that 45,000 bridges are in “poor condition.”

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Why is the state of highway bridges a Federal Gooferment problem?

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LIBERTARIAN: NVIC should not be deplatformed

https://sharylattkisson.com/2021/03/censored-national-vaccine-information-center/

CENSORED: National Vaccine Information Center
DATED: MARCH 8, 2021 BY SHARYL ATTKISSON

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In October 2020, NVIC sponsored the pay-for-view Fifth International Public Conference on Vaccination: Protecting Health and Autonomy in the 21st Century held online with more than 50 speakers presenting information on vaccine science, policy, law and civil liberties, and now conference presentations are available for free viewing. Following the conference, NVIC was targeted by political operatives and global non-governmental organizations and corporations that are working with governments to silence criticism of vaccine safety and one-size-fits-all mandatory vaccination policies and laws.

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As a payoff to Big Pharma, the Federal Gooferment prevents them from being sued when a “vaccine injury” occurs.

I’d like to see that protection revokes and the truth set free.

I’m not an anti-vaxer extremist.  But I don’t believe the politicians and bureaucrats when they say “it’s ok, Nothing to see here.”.

“Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Whose gonna do it? You? You, Lt. Weinburg? I have a greater responsibility than you could possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago, and you curse the Marines. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know. That Santiago’s death, while tragic, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. You don’t want the truth because deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it. I would rather you just said thank you, and went on your way, Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a weapon, and stand a post. Either way, I don’t give a damn what you think you are entitled to.” Colonel Jessep in A Few Good Men played by Jack Nicholson

I think we are all ENTITLED to the truth on vaccines.

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LIBERTARIAN: For those looking for a new political party to call home … …

https://my.lp.org/contribute/join/

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As Libertarians, we often talk about the need to break up the system and fix what is broken in government, but never would we say the way to do that is to support a bombastic megalomaniac who refuses to accept that he lost an election. What good are principles of peace, self-government, non-aggression, and mutual respect if we attempt to institute them through anger, violence, and an authoritarian autocrat? 

We are against the initiation of force to achieve political or social goals, which is what Trump incited that mob to try to do Wednesday. There are real grievances out there to engage, that Trump and others have obviously exploited for their own benefit.

Libertarians know better than most how pervasive corruption is in the system. Of course our elections are a sham — the intensely polarized ruling class our forefathers warned us about has created a corrupt establishment that keeps all but the most connected, most wealthy, and generally the most extreme candidates from gaining traction. However, none of those extremist Trump supporters, fueled by his dangerous rhetoric over the last four years, are up in arms that the Libertarian presidential nominee was forbidden from the debate stage (despite winning ballot access in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam). They are mad instead that their candidate lost — and they sought to use destruction of property and violence to get their way.

Members of the Libertarian Party sign an oath not to initiate the use of violence or force to enact our political or social will on others. We understand that we must fight the system strategically and not brutally. Just as we opposed the destruction caused by rioters around the country last summer in the name of virtuous causes, we adamantly oppose this use of force to usurp an election of the people, by the people, and for the people. 

Over the last few days, many members of the Republican Party have reached out to inquire about a new political home — their numbers will no doubt continue to grow in the coming days and weeks.

The Libertarian Party is here.

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Welcome to all who want peace.

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LIBERTARIAN: What Will It Take for Americans To Consider Breaking Up? – LewRockwell

In Nation, State, and Economy Mises talks about a “liberal nationalism” and explains what a confident nation requires:A nation that believes in itself and its future, a nation that means to stress the sure feeling that its members are bound to one another not merely by accident of birth but also by the common possession of a culture that is valuable above all to each of them.

Source: What Will It Take for Americans To Consider Breaking Up? – LewRockwell

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A good question to ask.

And, like the USSR, all large states must devolve into the their “organic” parts that share a common value set.

Sigh!

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LIBERTARIAN: AOC and GOYA, by L. Neil Smith

Attribute to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

Judging from my e-mail, and lack of feedback, I believe I’m being “shadow-banned” by the People’s Soviet Facebook. This is what I wrote recently. Judge for yourself.America’s crazy ex-girlfriend, Sandy the Bartender, has called for a boycott of Goya Foods because its CEO says we are “blessed” to have Donald Trump as President.My family eats more Mexican food than any other kind, but I had not heard of this brand before. Now, thanks to AOC’s fascist effort to muzzle those who won’t toe her Marxist-Leninist-Stalinist line, I have asked my lovely and talented wife to start buying Goya.I’m sure that others have had the same impulse, which could lead to a Goya sales boom. Therefore I suggest that Occasional-Cortex be investigated to see if she holds stock in the company which she knew would go up when she launched one of her hysterical collectivist tirades against it.What do you think?

Source: AOC and GOYA, by L. Neil Smith

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Buy Goya and annoy AOC?

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LIBERTARIAN: Statue-toppling, right and wrong – The Boston Globe

How should we decide when it’s appropriate to remove a statue or monument to some person from a public place of honor? I argue for a two-part test: (1) Was that person honored for unworthy or indecent behavior? (2) Is that person known today primarily for unworthy or indecent behavior? When the answer to both is no, the statue or monument should stay.

By that test, every memorial that glorifies leaders and generals of the Confederacy should be hauled away. The cause for which they struggled was the vilest cause in American history: the perpetuation of African slavery. They were extolled because they went to war in defense of human bondage.

Source: Statue-toppling, right and wrong – The Boston Globe

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With all due respect to a great columnist (IMHO), I disagree.

The War of Northern Aggression was not a “civil war” (i.e., a fight between two factions to control the “country”).

It also was not about slavery.  It was about tariffs being imposed to benefit the Northern States at the expense of the Southern States. 

At a deeper philosophical level, it was about “American nationalism” as opposed to the American republic.

Sorry but this war was a “Second American Revolution” that was the end of the American republic.

So sad that we are on the road to ruin that we were put on when George Washington and the first Congress violated the Constitution as it was “sold” to the various People of the States.  If they had been smarter, the Dead Old White Guys would have never approved the Constitution.

Sigh!

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LIBERTARIAN: In a pandemic, no one wants to touch it. Why cash has become the new Typhoid Mary

While many hail the shift to a cashless economy, others say that it raises equity concerns, because the poorest Americans have no access to digital alternatives. Much of the world, led by Scandinavia and Japan, has moved to assure virtually their entire populations have access to online payments. China introduced a digital currency this spring in four cities, paving the way to its becoming perhaps the world’s first cashless society.

Source: In a pandemic, no one wants to touch it. Why cash has become the new Typhoid Mary

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As a little L libertarian, I don’t like the Gooferment knowing EVERYTHING!

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LIBERTARIAN: The State Is Not Your Friend – LewRockwell

The State isn’t a magical entity; it’s a parasite on society. Anything useful the State does could be, and would be, provided by entrepreneurs seeking a profit. And would be better and cheaper by virtue of that.

More important, the State represents institutionalized coercion. It has a monopoly of force, and that’s always extremely dangerous. As Mao Tse-tung, lately one of the world’s leading experts on government, said: “The power of the State comes out of a barrel of a gun.” The State is not your friend.

Source: The State Is Not Your Friend – LewRockwell

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The “priestly class” — in which I include politicians and bureaucrats — has been a curse on humanity and civilization from the dawn of time.  These parasites, in guise of providing “leadership”, “cost” a lot more than they are worth.  Argh!

Let’s get back on the track to freedom and liberty.

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LIBERTARIAN: Milton Freedman — a libertarian?

2019-Sep-07

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/06/758199390/binyamin-appelbaum-on-the-economists-hour?fbclid=IwAR152nqiUEcjF8YdOkN0XF0EYzDkuKS-D1rSAN60nEhheGcC0IUdvFF6_70

FROM A FACEBOOK FELLOW ALUM:

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Robert Kuhn
Yesterday at 10:10 AM ·

Posting this for my friend and co-alum, FJohn Reinke. He knows more about this stuff than I do. I was surprised, and somewhat enlightened, by the content of this, as my opinion of economists has taken a sharp detour “south” (figuratively speaking) in recent years.

Another interesting sidelight based on the time line (if I am recollecting correctly): I believe my Dad studied Economics at Georgetown for a semester; possibly connected to his peripatetic NROTC existence. I will have to check with my Uncle Gene for verification (or the opposite) …

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MY RESPONSE:

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As a fat old white guy injineer, I’m not an ekkynonomist by any means. This 7 minute clip is just full of “barbara streisand”. I’ll refer it to those more learned than I Tom Woods & The Tom Woods Show Elite for a laundry list of specifics.

I would point out that Milton Freedman may have started as libertarian with his position on the gold standard, but he turned to the dark side with his creation of “tax witholding” in my mind. He also is a champion of the Fed as the nation’s money manager. Clearly wrong.

I also almost spit out my coffee when the woman said that foreigners seek the “stable American dollar”. In case she hasn’t noticed, the dollar has lost 99% of its purchasing power while I’ve been alive. 2% inflation over 40 years has reduced the dollar to near zero in purchasing power. Think “penny candy”.

As one would expect from a Gooferment supported media outlet, it would seem that they are in a different world than we are. Leaving the Gold Standard for the Fed-standard, has allowed the Gooferment politicians and bureaucrats an unlimited checkbook to borrow and spend. Must to the detriment of “We, The Sheeple”!

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He is often quoted in anti-Government memes like “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.” and “Nothing is as permanent as a temporary government program.” and was for a free market economy in general.

However he did support the role of the FED in monetary policy.  Clearly not very “libertarian”.

Sigh!

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LIBERTARIAN: You can put what you want in your own body — The West Virginia Gooferment gets this one right

2019-Apr-08

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-05/latest-social-justice-absurdity-0

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West Virginia passes the best food freedom law in the country

In the Land of the Free, most state laws severely limit what kinds of food items people can sell. These laws hit small farmers and producers really hard, where people have to submit to kitchen inspections and pay steep permit fees.

In 2015 however, Wyoming set the food freedom standard with a law which cut all sorts of restrictions on selling homemade foods like baked goods, pickles, and kombucha.

Neighbors South Dakota and Utah quickly followed.

Now West Virginia has passed arguably the most expansive food freedom law in the country.

It allows homemade food to be sold online or in person without licenses or inspections. They just have to include a label explaining that it is homemade, listing the ingredients, warning of possible allergens, and including contact info of the producer.

There is no limit to how much a merchant can earn, and the only restriction is on foods containing meat.

So far, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Utah say there hasn’t been a single report of foodborne illness from anyone selling food under the new laws.

It’s sad that allowing people the freedom to choose what they put in their own bodies is such a novel concept. But we’re happy to see this law passed.

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How rare is this?  

One can only hope this is a new trend!

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LIBERTARIAN: Counter-attack against Internet Suppression

2019-Jan-02

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2019/01/01/censorship-vs-suppression/

Censorship vs. Suppression
By  eric  – January 1, 2019

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Libertarians – me included – have wrestled long and hard with this one: Is it censorship when private entities do it?

No – not in a legal sense. Because these private entities do not have the power to forbidpublication, per se.

But they do have the power to suppress (and even to punish) publication when the entities at issue effectively control the means of publication – and so it amounts to the same thing as censorship.

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There is no Internet Samizdat – nor can there be. There is just the Internet, which is the only known means for the dissemination of information in the digital age.

There is also the fiction that the handful of entities which effectively control it and all the critical peripherals – which includes both “social media” and online advertising and online payment mechanisms-  are private and so we can’t – as Libertarians – object to their machinations.

Nonsense.

They may be privately owned, but so is Tesla – and it is very Libertarian to object to the rent-seeking and crony-capitalism of Tesla. Because Tesla – and the online entities under discussion – leverage the government for their private gain.

Where, after all, did the Internet come from? Was it the privately-funded creation of Goo-gul? Or did Goo-gul, et al, exploit what the taxpayers had been forced to finance the development of?

At the least, we are due some kind of refund.

What’s happened is even more obnoxious than what Jefferson wrote about being forced to provide money for the distribution of opinions one finds repellent – because it’s not just that. One is also precluded even from using one’s own money – whatever’s left, after all the tiers of government theft – to publish opinion contrary to the opinions one finds repellent.

Lech Walesa, phone home.

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I constantly wonder why a grassroots (libertarian?) movement has not formed behind the idea of using the Internet Giants reliance on “safe harbor” to their detriment. They all rely on the “safe harbor” protection from copyright infringement. But, now, they are exercising “editorial control” and so probably can be held accountable for “infringement”.

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