POLITICAL: I thought “all powers not enumerated were reserved to the States or the People”?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2017/05/04/despite-secession-talk-breaking-up-is-hard-to-do

Despite Secession Talk, Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
May 04, 2017 By Mindy Fetterman

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Recently, these efforts have ranged from fairly large, ongoing campaigns in Texas and California to smaller pushes in Oklahoma, Maine, Utah, West Virginia and New York’s Long Island, among others.  

Just last month, a longshot effort to allow Californians to vote on seceding fell apart after one of the founders dropped out amid criticism of his ties to Russia. But a new group pushing secession has vowed to collect the nearly 600,000 signatures required by July to put the measure on the November 2018 ballot.

Last May, the Texas Nationalist Movement came within two votes of adding Texas independence language to the state’s Republican platform. And in Oklahoma, Republican state Sen. Joseph Silk in January introduced a bill to remove the word “inseparable” from the sentence in the state constitution describing Oklahoma as “an inseparable part of the Federal Union.”

The move for independence, whether it’s from the right of the political spectrum as in Texas, or the left as in California, reflects the political division felt across the country, said Edward Meisse, a supporter of the Yes California secession group that just disbanded. “We have two diametrically opposed philosophies in our country, and we’re just not getting anywhere,” he said. “I think we should allow states to secede so California can be California and Texas can be Texas.”

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Yeah, right! Unfortunately, once the Gooferment gets power, it will never relinquish it voluntarily. People can NOT be held against their will. If an individual did it, then it’d be called “kidnapping”. But when the Gooferment does it, it’s call “jurisdiction”. Of course, once people start to refuse their cooperation to the Gooferment, it’ll collapse. It happened to the old Soviet Union; it’ll happen here too.

With all the out of control spending, unfunded and underfunded pensions, soaring “entitlement” costs, the collapse is inevitable. The only question is “who takes the ‘haircut’?”

Argh!

Secession is the only LOGICAL solution.

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LIBERTARIAN: New Hampshire Libertarian Party as an exemplar

Monday, November 14, 2016

http://freekeene.com/2016/11/09/nh-libertarians-officially-recognized-as-party-for-first-time-in-20-years-free-staters-win-15-state-rep-races/

NH Libertarians Officially Recognized as Party For First time in 20 Years + “Free Staters” Win 15+ State Rep Races
by Ian | Nov 9, 2016

NH State HouseLibertarians Had Major Successes in NH 2016 Elections

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The national election is just a sideshow. Nothing of substance in DC will change in the next four years and I predict Trump will ultimately disappoint those who think he’s somehow an “outsider” or “anti-establishment”. Meanwhile, the left is MAD and secession will grow into a serious idea for many of them as they begin to see the value in breaking away from the United States. Indeed, Californians already held a #CalExit rally on the Sacramento statehouse grounds today!

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I am pleased to have been part in this epic victory. 

Maybe New Hampshire can lead the way to a “new” Libertarian Party as the “Party of Principle” and the “Party of Peace”?

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LIBERTARIAN: Libertarian Party Rejects Principle, Nominates Republicans

Sunday, May 29, 2016

http://freekeene.com/2016/05/29/libertarian-party-rejects-principle-nominates-republicans-except-nh-vt/

Libertarian Party Rejects Principle, Nominates Republicans (Except NH & VT)
by Ian | May 29, 2016 | Libertarian, National, New Hampshire, Politics, Republicans

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The national LP is hopeless, yet activists across the country toil away trying to wrest control of the organization from the hands of the republicans who have had control of the party for about a decade. To those remaining principled libertarians I implore you:

GIVE UP ON THE LP!

Your party is dead and has been for years. Your efforts are being wasted on the national and even your state LP. Start planning your move to New Hampshire to get involved with the only proven successful strategy in the liberty movement: concentrating activists in one geographic area.

In New Hampshire we’ve had more political successes in a decade – meaning people being elected who are principled libertarians – than the LP has had in forty years. If you want to keep losing, stay where you are. If you want to see liberty advance, you have to get together with like-minded people and get active here in the Shire.

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Such a shame.

While Austin Peterson wasn’t perfect — who is? —  the Gary Johnson / Bill Weld is a joke. 

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GUNS: WMAL Brian Wilson RKBA is the “war on women”

Sunday, August 10, 2014

http://stationcaster.com/stations/wmal/?d=AM&cid=5541

Mornings on the Mall 08.08.14
Added: 8/8/14
Peter Morici, Rep. Frank Wolf & Bret Baier

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Brian Wilson got on a roll yesterday morning.

I don’t have an exact timestamp but it was in the 7:30 time frame.

He made the assertion that the true war on women was the right to defend themselves.

His example was:

“Taylor Woolrich, a junior, says Dartmouth administrators told her they won’t let her carry a gun on campus, even though she lives in fear of a man who has been stalking her since she was a high school student in San Diego.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/06/ivy-leaguer-plagued-by-stalker-may-drop-out-over-schools-anti-gun-policy/

I have a “bumper sticker” quote that sums it up: “Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

Brian went on to argue that the R’s should adopt this issue in response to the D’s “war on women” spiel.

He also suggested that the NRA jump on this issue.

And, he expressed shock that this was in New Hampshire, the “Live Free or Die” state.

(I’m a signer on the Free State Project freestateproject.org to move 20,000 liberty lovers to NH and make it the “truly Free State”. Obviously a lot of work to be done yet.) 

The Second Amendment is about self-defense. Both from the tyranny of the government and other predators both two legged and four legged.

Argh!

Seems so simple to me!


ECONOMICS: Tom Woods give a clear definition and distinction

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/07/no_author/why-were-winning/

The Role of Austrian Economics in the Liberty Movement
July 22, 2014

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Tom Woods kicks-off this year’s Mises University with a brilliant discussion of the ‘Role of Austrian Economics in the Liberty Movement’.

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An interesting hour.

I was fascinated by his clear definition and distinction between “Austrian Economics” (i.e., von Mises et al.) and the “Liberty Movement” spawned by Ron Paul.

Are “we” a minority? Absolutely.

So were the Dead Old White Guys!

The interesting part is about “we are winning” because “our” ideas align more closely with reality that do the Keynesian Economics and the big Gooferment welfare / warfare state with it’s Crony Capitalism, corrupt politicians, and lifetime lazy bureaucrats.

On to New Hampshire, as part of the Free State Project (http://freestateproject.org) to make it the FIRST truly “Free State”.

Argh!

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NH: Central New Hampshire peaches

Thursday, August 29, 2013

http://kiddynamitesworld.com/movin-to-the-country-gonna-eat-a-lot-of-peaches/

Movin’ To the Country, Gonna Eat a Lot of Peaches

Posted by kid dynamite on August 25th, 2013

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If you’d told me that the tree fruit I’d have the most success growing in Central New Hampshire was peaches, I would have called you crazy – but you’d have been right.

While my apple trees that I planted a few years ago are looking terrible, my pear trees got destroyed by an unknown assailant, and my apricot tree went from looking-like-it-was-thriving to I-think-it’s-totally-dead in a span of 3 rainy weeks this spring, my 2 peach trees have been steady producers for the second year in a row.

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Since I am going to New Hampshire soon — as soon as I can or no later than after the Free State Project gets the last of its 20k movers — and I’ve been thinking I’d like to “buy the farm”.

In a literal sense; not the military sense.

But in some respects, this will be my LAST move.

Teach, politics, and / or maybe farm.

My model will be George Washington. (Now all I need is a rich widow!)

I found this instructive since I was figuring fruit was “easy”.

Maybe pineapples?

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