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Do We Need More Warmongers in the U.S. Congress?

Nearly a week after the 2018 elections, a winner has been decided in Arizona to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. It appears that the people of Arizona have narrowly selected Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema over Congresswoman Martha McSally. Arizona is turning from a solidly red state to a purple one now.

In the 2018 elections, nutty far-leftist loony-tunes Kyrsten Sinema had some serious issues, supports government-controlled health care and is a known feminazi. But warmonger Martha McSally also had some issues.

McSally ousted Kelli Ward, the genuine Tea Party candidate, in the Republican primary. My conclusion is that Martha McSally is a not a Tea Party conservative, but a Big Government warmonger militarist.

Warmonger McSally promotes sanctions on Russia for no good reason. Sanctions imposed by a government onto another entire country mainly affect the other country’s civilian population and should be considered a war crime. Targeting civilians is a war crime. McSally also supports totalitarian policies of NDAA and believes that the welfare queens of the military/security contractors need to be fed more taxpayer dollars than they already get! McSally is a True Believer.

But we probably haven’t seen the last of war criminal Martha McSally just yet, as there’s a chance that Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey might appoint her to replace Jon Kyl who was appointed to fill the rest of John McCain‘s Senate seat. Kyl has stated that he might only serve until the end of 2018.

Now, I referred to Martha McSally as a war criminal, not just a warmonger, and I believe that is correct. She took part in enforcing no-fly zones in Iraq during the mid-1990s. Sadly, many people including oldsters are not aware of the U.S. government’s aggressions in the Middle East during the 1990s. Many have been made to believe that everything began after 9/11/2001. Nope.

In 1991, President George H.W. Bush started a war of aggression on Iraq for no good reason. It was for oil, although in my view given that Bush was a longtime CIA flunky he probably had even more sinister intentions. Knowing that the Cold War was coming to an end with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and needing a new “enemy” to replace the Soviet commies and to justify the national security state’s always increasing budgets, boondoggles and extravagances, that was the right time to start a new war, and a new campaign of provoking foreigners, particularly in the Middle East and particularly Muslim-majority countries.

One thing that the U.S. military did in that 1991 war that George H.W. Bush started was that they bombed and destroyed civilian Iraqi water and sewage treatment centers, which forced the Iraqi civilians to have to use untreated water.

James Bovard reported in this article:

A Harvard School of Public Health team visited Iraq in the months after the war and found epidemic levels of typhoid and cholera as well as pervasive acute malnutrition. The Post noted,

In an estimate not substantively disputed by the Pentagon, the [Harvard] team projected that ‘at least 170,000 children under five years of age will die in the coming year from the delayed effects’ of the bombing.”

The U.S. military understood the havoc the 1991 bombing unleashed. A 1995 article entitled ‘The Enemy as a System’ by John Warden, published in the Air Force’s Airpower Journal, discussed the benefits of bombing ‘dual-use targets’ and noted,

A key example of such dual-use targeting was the destruction of Iraqi electrical power facilities in Desert Storm…. [Destruction] of these facilities shut down water purification and sewage treatment plants. As a result, epidemics of gastroenteritis, cholera, and typhoid broke out, leading to perhaps as many as 100,000 civilian deaths and a doubling of the infant mortality rate.”

The article concluded that the U.S. Air Force has a “vested interest in attacking dual-use targets” that undermine “civilian morale.”

According to Kelley Vlahos at The American Conservative, “The U.S. left an estimated 320 metric tons of DU (depleted uranium) on the battlefield after the first Gulf War.” Which they then added to in their constant bombing of Iraq in the 2nd war against Iraq starting in 2003 that Bush Sr.’s son, George W. Bush started also for no good reason.

Under Bush Sr. and President Bill Clinton the U.S. government continued the sanctions and no-fly zones throughout the 1990s, in which hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians, many of them children, died from disease and infant mortality. The no-fly zones, enforced by the U.S. military including Martha McSally, prevented Iraq from receiving medical supplies and construction materials to repair the destroyed water and sewage treatment centers. The U.S. government even made it a crime for people to bring medical supplies into Iraq. The bureaucrats of the U.S. regime were paranoid that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein would use the supplies to make chemical weapons. And this after all the bombing that U.S. military and other UN forces inflicted on Iraq!

This Wayback Machine article from a .mil page writes:

McSally was selected for fighter pilot school in 1993, but it was another year before she actually arrived. After completion of her training, she was deployed to Kuwait in January 1995.

“I was a young and new fighter pilot and here I was in Kuwait,” she said. “On my first flight over Iraq, we were enforcing the no-fly zone, and as I crossed the Kuwait/Iraq border, I’ll never forget the feeling I had that I had asked for this and now I was here.”

In 1996 Lesley Stahl did a story on 60 Minutes on the sanctions and interviewed then-U.S. Ambassador to the UN Madeleine Albright, who said the price of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians’ deaths was “worth it” in ousting Saddam Hussein from Iraqi leadership.

Even though the sanctions didn’t effect in ousting Saddam Hussein, the U.S. government did accomplish in committing war crimes, by Bush Sr.’s starting the war in the first place, destroying civilian water and sewer treatment centers and imposing sadistic sanctions and no-fly zones, which caused the deaths of up to a million people by the year 2000, before 9/11.

Last week I heard Martha McSally on Sean Hannity’s radio show and she seemed emotional in her describing her pride in flying over Iraq and enforcing no-fly zones. True Believer, for sure.

And I don’t mean to pick on just Martha McSally, because she probably really believes that she was doing good, because like many Americans she was probably very well indoctrinated to believe that U.S. foreign policy is above being questioned, as are the moral scruples of the bureaucrats who start the wars against foreigners. But there is a culture within the U.S. of militarism, authoritarianism and primitivism. “We were just following orders,” and all that. Obediently and unthinkingly, just go over and invade other countries and bomb them, kill innocent civilians and be a brainwashed sheeple in rationalizing the evil.

So seeing that Americans would accept any lies from their government, especially following the Pentagon Papers, U.S. government bureaucrats knew they could get away with anything, as long as they rationalized it with the necessary propaganda, such as the propaganda for the war of aggression on Iraq in 1991 that George H.W. Bush started for no good reason, and all the mainstream news media stenographers and enablers who helped them.

The new Congress beginning in January, 2019 will have several new military vets from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars as well as CIA or former CIA apparatchiks. And add McSally to that list, either when or if she replaces Jon Kyl in the next year, or if she runs again for the U.S. Senate in 2020, which would be likely.

We need another Ron Paul!

On Harassing Government Parasites Who Destroy Liberty

It appears that elections in Florida from Tuesday are still undecided and there will be more counting, more recounting, and more making up new votes out of thin air in the name of cheating. And I thought that this new phenomenon of “early voting,” a.k.a. “early cheating,” was bad enough.

Florida’s incumbent U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is winning/losing razor-thin against current Gov. Rick Scott. Now, I hope this undecidedness continues for months and months, I want to see lawsuits, “hanging chads,” “butterfly chads,” etc., and I want to see it be so stressful a situation for both Nelson and Scott that they have medical issues because of it. They both deserve it, in my view. Their actions, both of them, have been resulting in either voting for new bad “laws” or signing bills into law in which terrible orders, mandates, tax-thefts, or otherwise intrusions are imposed onto innocent people.

You see, through their actions as government “authorities,” they are literally siccing government enforcers on innocent people, people who hadn’t harmed anyone but may have disobeyed an unjust government order or prohibition.

And this thing with protesters harassing government workers such as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell, I think that’s just fine in public places like along a sidewalk or at the Capitol parking lot or outside the White House. It is also just fine at private property location such as restaurants or malls as long as the owners allow it. These government officials such as Ted Scruz and Mitch McConjob vote on legislation that mainly results in the violation of the lives and liberty of innocent people. And Ms. Sanders is the chief White House propagandist who promotes the evil actions of these bureaucrats. If they don’t like being harassed, get out of doing evil government “work” and try the private sector for a change. Most of the people in Washington are life-long parasites, and/or apologists for the State’s evil, including Ms. Sanders!

This is in total contrast to the communist thugs harassing and terrorizing Tucker Carlson’s family at his home, as I referred to yesterday. In some ways Carlson is a propagandist for the State, but he is merely a TV news host, and working in the private sector. He is not on the government payroll. So, there is still a big difference between the two.

Yes, government is evil. The State is evil. Robert Wenzel had a good post on what the State is really doing in the immigration issue, for example. It’s a matter of the free market versus central planners, The Donald being the evil and ignorant central planner. Anti-immigration screamers don’t seem to understand that.

Wenzel also posts about the isolation torture being inflicted on Ross Ulbricht, who had not violated the persons or property of anyone, but was sentenced to life by an evil judge and is now in solitary confinement because he refused to get involved in a fight. These are the things the State and its agents do to innocent people. Those who want to risk the State’s punishments by harassing and protesting the bureaucrats and enforcers should do so, at their own risk.

And conservatives, of all people, who shout the loudest about “moral values,” who support things like the drug war, and all those other bureaucratic schemes they support, shame on conservatives for supporting evil. And please shut up about “moral values,” given their own moral relativism. Jacob Hornberger writes about those conservatives, listing the evil government programs and schemes they support. (I’m not saying that conservatives in general should be harassed, only the government-employed ones, who should know better, as well as the liberal-communist ones.)

In this old video, protesters follow and harass former CIA director and Gen. David Petraeus calling him a war criminal, which is true, given his participation in all the criminal wars the U.S. government started against various places and peoples overseas, for no good reason, as well as his role as CIA director and the war crimes the CIA commits daily. I think there are other videos like this online with protesters harassing other criminal government bureaucrats (sorry for the redundancy). But I think this is acceptable, in a society in which the sheeple allow themselves to be ruled by a monopoly apparatus in Washington that shouldn’t exist. Remember, the First Amendment protects the right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

More Articles

Charles Burris says that the deep state will be the ultimate winner of Tuesday’s election.

Sharyl Attkisson says that CIA’s surveillance state is operating against us all.

Jacob Hornberger on non-interventionism: America’s founding foreign policy.

Martin Pánek asks, It took six months to split Czechoslovakia, why should Brexit take six years?

Richard Ebeling discusses liberal capitalism as the ideology of freedom and moderation.

Gary Galles on how so many bad ideas manage to win on election day.

And José Niño says, Quit trying to turn JFK into a tax-cutting budget hawk.

Election 2018 Finished: Politics As Usual

The 2018 elections are over with, and now the media and Americans will be obsessed with the 2020 elections from now until November of 2020. And there’s no good reason for that.

For those annoyed with my posts yesterday with videos discussing whether these elections make any difference for liberty, and the notion that “every vote counts,” and “if you vote for third parties you’re wasting your vote,” etc., I am actually the realistic one here. When I voted for Ron Paul the Libertarian Party candidate in 1988, I was voting for the only non-statist. And we knew that was the case because 99% of his votes in Congress up to that time and since then had been non-ststist — against the State, its power expansions, its intrusions, its criminality, thefts, molestations of innocents, warmongering, and so on.

That year the other two candidates of the major parties were George H.W. Bush, who was elected President and went on to start a war of aggression against Iraq for no good reason that caused blowback including 9/11, and loser Michael Dukakis who was a typical Democrat who wanted to empower the government to steal as much as possible from “the rich” (i.e. all the workers and producers of society) and impose one intrusion after another into private property. It’s been the same ever since then.

Since that 1988 election, I did vote through 1992 but not after that. It took those four whole years more for me to finally deal with the fact the these elections are rigged in favor of statists and against those who support the non-aggression principle, freedom of association, private property rights, i.e. liberty.

The dumb clucks in the mainstream media who are powerful in controlling who and what messages get air time and who and what doesn’t, have been silencing and smearing the libertarian message, frankly.

There are those who look down on non-voters. “Well if you don’t vote then you have no right to complain about things,” and so on. No, it’s the other way around.

The ones who DO vote are the ones who have no right to complain, because they are the ones who voted in the statists who continue to make things worse. (Like George H.W. Bush, his no-good son, and most of Congress.)

Sure, Donald Trump signed tax cuts into law, but his trade idiocy will reverse the economic progress stimulated by the tax cuts and deregulations. Trade protectionism imposes taxes on you either directly or imposes costs indirectly in its attempts to force or coerce you to buy American products (regardless of their possible poor quality and higher prices) in the name of allegedly protecting American producers. That despite Trump’s causing American producers to have to pay higher prices for the capital goods they need to run their businesses and manufacturing plants. And what are the results of that?

On this week’s elections, the Democrats regained control of the House and the Republicans expanded their control over the Senate. More gridlock is a good thing, rather than rubber-stamping of Trump’s police state/welfare/warfare state agenda.

Ted Scruz wins reelection in Texas, and Scott Walker loses reelection in Wisconsin. And Pocahontas and Gov. Charlie Baker are reelected in Massachusetts, which approved the transgender bathroom/shower law by 67%. In New Hampshire, the “Live Free or Die” state, Gov. Chris Sunununu was reelected. Like Charlie Half-Baker, Sunununu also signed a transgender bathroom/shower bill into law.

Only 1.4% of New Hampshire voters voted for the Libertarian Party candidate, Jilletta Jarvis for governor. Not good. New Hampshire people, you need to strike “Live Free or Die” from those license plates now. “Statism Forever!” should be your motto, just like in all the other states. Private property rights? Never heard of it. “Liberty”? What’s that?

And now that the election is finally over with, the Mueller investigation will conclude with no indictment of Donald Trump regarding “collusions with Russia” in meddling in the 2016 election, because they never had any such evidence to begin with. But the Republicans in the House committees investigating the matters DO have evidence to indict James Comey, Rosenstein, Strzok, McCabe, James Claptrapper, and probably Brennan in their conspiring to meddle in the 2016 election, their criminally abusing the FISA spying authority to spy on the Trump campaign and falsely accuse or set up or frame Trump in aforementioned “Russia collusions,” and conspiracy to change the election outcome and “defraud the United States of America,” as well as perjury in their lying to Congress.

If Devin Nunes and the others don’t get going on the indictments between now and the first week of January, then all that will be swept under the rug and the American people will never know the truth, those who up to this time have been brainwashed by so much mainstream news media propaganda on “Trump-Russia-collusions.”

The Republicans in Congress can also pass another tax cut between now and January. Make it permanent, not temporary. The truth is, people have a right to keep everything they earn, spend it on consumer goods, invest it, save for the future, whatever they want, because what is theirs is theirs. Those who take it from them in the absence of a voluntary contract are stealing. And that’s what taxation is, but sadly many brainwashed sheeple believe otherwise.

And Democrats will open up new investigations on Donald Trump, without any evidence to support two years of allegations, and will attempt to have impeachment hearings, knowing full well that the Republicans who control the Senate will not pursue such crapola.

However, one good thing about Democrats controlling the House is that there will be no funding for a border wall. No government walls on the government border. This is America, not East Germany. “Oh, but it’s a wall to keep people out, not to keep people in.” Hmm, but what will future administrations in Washington do with that government wall, such as a Tom Perez administration or a Bernie Sanders administration?

And that’s a problem that Republicans have, very short-sighted and simple-minded. Do they know that most of the people who are in the U.S. “illegally” are those who have overstayed their visas or otherwise violated some bureaucratic rule, and NOT those who have snuck in through the border? Duh, Rethugs.

And besides denying the Ignoramus-in-Chief funding for a government wall on the border, the Democrats should also try to deny funding for further escalation of the police state, the drug war, and the military boondoggles they are getting now.

The Hysterical Obsession With Futile Elections

On Sundays I have on the radio the TV news shows that are rebroadcast on Bloomberg Radio, including Meet the Oppressed, Fox’s Fake News Sunday, CBS’s Fake the Nation, and ABC News’ Not This Week. These people seem to be obsessed with politics, elections, and government. Upchuck Todd and George Snuffleupagus are the worst. I think Margaret Brennan has been terrific for the past few weeks, particularly because she hasn’t been on for the past few weeks. And everybody seems to praise Chris Wallace as “fair and balanced,” particularly because of all the non-statists and libertarians he has on every week. (Just kidding — we know Chris Wallace would never have anyone on who would truly “rock the boat,” being the gutless wonder that he is, just as are most of the others on mainstream news media.)

But these people are obsessed with elections, and after Tuesday they will immediately be discussing the 2020 Presidential race, because this stuff is their reality. It’s like they know nothing else, or care about nothing else. When they discuss other non-election related news, such as the ongoing Saudi Arabia crisis or dealing with Iran, it’s always in the context of “What will government do about it?” Yet the real answers to those issues are outside of government, and outside of politics. (Don’t tell them I said that.)

On Tuesday’s elections, predictions are that Republicans will lose the House to Democrats but keep the Senate. People think that Democrats will take back the House based on recent polling. But I think a lot of people lie to pollsters, which is what they should do. I’m sick of polls and pollsters. As Marxine Waters might say, “They can all go straight to hell!” and all that.

But listen to all the activists on talk radio, and the aforementioned shows, they are hysterical with these elections. It’s the end of the world if their guy loses, and every single vote counts, and all that crap. No, every single vote does NOT count, sorry about that. And, “If we can just get the right people in those offices, then everything will be better, you’ll see.” People really believe that. And that’s because propaganda influences the masses constantly. The masters run their propaganda pieces on mainstream news media and pop culture to make sure that the sheeple don’t catch on that the system as a whole is inherently flawed and can’t be fixed. (Shh, don’t tell them that, the rulers want them to stay enslaved…)

And a lot of the people who associate their “thinking” with the left, like the college snowflakes and political activists who never had any genuinely significant and meaningful real-life experiences, will be acting worse than hysterically when they hear that Republicans keep control of both houses of Congress. They will be more than hysterical than they were in 2016 when Trump was elected. Many of them may join the violent faction of the SJW crowd, the gender- and race-obsessed, the class-warfare commies. At least, that is what I fear about these irrational and loathsome fanatics on the left.

Worse, the Trump supporters, nationalists and conservatives who will be pleased with Rethuglican gains will be more aggressive themselves. They will support the congressional Rethugs’ continuation and escalation of the surveillance state and the police state, especially with their anti-immigration idiocy and paranoia at the southern border and the drug war. The people on the “right” (who oftentimes are “wrong”) will also be hysterical as they are now with their beloved statism. If these people and their talk radio conservatards were so obediently approving of Brett Kavanaugh regardless of his being a major-league swamp creature, a constitutionally-ignorant moron and a rubber-stamper of the very police state that has empowered the Mueller fishing expedition, then said conservatards will eat anything up, and approve of the worst of the worst. You see, many people go into denial and set principles aside, and they hope for the best, like in a Twilight Zonish, Orwellian kind of way.

I could be wrong, of course, and Democrats really will take over the House. That will mean Speaker Nancy Lugosi again, an end to Republicans’ ability to indict Clinton, Strzok, McCabe, Comey, Brennan, and get the truth out about who really attempted to steal the 2016 election, and an impeachment of Trump for the wrong reasons. (The real reasons would be war crimes. Like that would ever happen.)

Libertarian Murray Sabrin Running for U.S. Senate in New Jersey

If you live in New Jersey, believe in freedom, hate the State and its institutionalized criminality against innocent people, and you don’t like incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez or the Republican candidate Bob Hugin a Big Pharma exec, then consider voting for the Libertarian Party candidate Murray Sabrin. As I wrote in this post on the New Jersey election, Murray has the right libertarian positions on many issues. Here is Murray on the 2nd Amendment. And here is Ron Paul’s endorsement of Murray Sabrin.

However, I am not particularly in agreement with Murray’s views on immigration. As I wrote in the post on the New Jersey election, “Dr. Sabrin does say he’s for immigration reform. I am not sure I totally agree with the specifics. I would repeal all laws pertaining to immigration, because the Constitution does not authorize the federal government to get involved in immigration. Just leave people alone, as long as you don’t suspect someone of committing acts of aggression, theft or fraud. It doesn’t matter whether the individual is within the “borders” or on the outside and traveling in.”

And I also included in that post a quote from Tom Knapp, who happens to be on the national Libertarian Party’s platform committee. Here’s Tom Knapp:

When I sought appointment to the Libertarian Party’s 2018 platform committee, I made a few commitments (including):

To seek a committee recommendation that the Libertarian Party delete the final sentence of Plank 3.4, “Free Trade and Migration,” as follows: “We support the removal of governmental impediments to free trade. Political freedom and escape from tyranny demand that individuals not be unreasonably constrained by government in the crossing of political boundaries. Economic freedom demands the unrestricted movement of human as well as financial capital across national borders. However, we support control over the entry into our country of foreign nationals who pose a credible threat to security, health or property.” Thanks to the committee for considering, and passing, this proposal!

I don’t think the LP platform says anything about “citizenship.” If it does, it shouldn’t.

But I was very disappointed by Murray’s recent Facebook entry on immigration. He wrote:

“I oppose birthright citizenship because it is not consistent with the fundamental concept of citizenship–a strong cultural and political tie to a nation’s legal and economic systems. Citizenship requires embracing a nation’s founding ideals. For America, that means embracing our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, especially all the rights guaranteed to a nation’s citizens. Coming to America legally is the best way to demonstrate that an immigrant will make our country his homeland to become a productive citizen.” – Murray Sabrin on the 14th Amendment

“I oppose birthright citizenship because it is not consistent with the fundamental concept of citizenship.”

But the “fundamental concept of citizenship”  is not consistent with the fundamental concept of liberty, freedom of association, and private property, very important libertarian principles.

“Citizenship requires embracing a nation’s founding ideals. For America, that means embracing our founding documents…”

No, America has in its Constitution the First Amendment that protects the right of freedom of thought and conscience of every individual. In America, you can have the freedom to think and believe whatever the hell you want, even crackpot communist kookery.

If someone doesn’t “embrace the founding documents,” then he is not allowed “citizenship”? Not allowed in? Should we kick out Bernie Sanders, Evita Ocasio-Cortez, and Donald Trump? (And most of Trump’s cabinet, most of the U.S. Congress and the Supreme Court, and on and on…)

One commenter on Murray’s Facebook post stated that “The entire concept of citizenship is statist and un-libertarian.” And I totally agree with that.

I think a lot of people out there are America worshipers, and see this country as more of a private club than a territory in which the freedom of the individual is protected. Including the freedom of thought and conscience. The nationalists and conservatives and talk radio ditto-heads are obsessed with “citizenship” as well as their collectivism and America group identity mysticism. Many people of this variety do not see the forest for the trees, when it comes to the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, and especially private property and free-market capitalism. They want socialism in immigration controls in their endorsing of Washington’s central-planning bureaucrats’ attempted but futile controls over the movements of millions of people. And I must say, what a shame that there are very prominent libertarians who have been eating up the “immigrant invasion” fear-mongering. I’m reminded of the killer bees coming up from the south … and it never happened.

But if you are in New Jersey, please vote for Murray Sabrin. Make a statement to the Republicrats and Demopublicans in Washington.

Elizabeth Warren the Mad Power-Grabber

Elizabeth Warren is the U.S. senator from Massachusetts running for a second term that she supposedly will easily win on Tuesday. But she is campaigning in other states, most recently Ohio and Wisconsin (two very big electoral college states for a Presidential election), supposedly for candidates in close races in those states. I am sure that this trend of Warren staying outside of Massachusetts will continue and escalate after she is reelected to the U.S. Senate, given her statement that she would “take a hard look” at running for President in 2020.

You see, power hungry politicians love power so much that they are constantly seeking higher offices and more power.

Warren, a.k.a. Pocahontas, isn’t the only political hack from Massachusetts to begin a run for President while supposedly “serving” her constituents in a current office. During the 1980s, Gov. Michael Dukakis was reelected in 1986 to a third term, and already “testing the waters” for a 1988 Presidential bid.

In 1987 and ’88 Dukakis was absent from Massachusetts so many times, he should have resigned as governor and let Lt. Gov. Evelyn Murphy take over officially as the acting governor. But noooo, Dukakis was not able to let go of his current power in his drive for even more power. Just as Elizabeth Warren is doing now.

And then when Evelyn Murphy ran for governor of Massachusetts in 1990, Dukakis wouldn’t help her and didn’t campaign for her, as Barack Obama and Donald Trump are doing now on behalf of their respective party candidates in elections this Tuesday. So, Dukakis (who turns 85 today, by the way — must be all those turkey carcasses), was kind of walking all over his Lt. Gov. Evelyn Murphy while he ran for President, in which she performed all the duties as governor in his absence, but he wouldn’t resign and make it “official,” or help her in her 1990 election bid, which she lost even in the primary.

And then we had Gov. Mitt Romney, a.k.a. “Willard” Romney, who walked all over his Lt. Governor Kerry Healey, a.k.a. “Muffy Healey,” while Romney was absent from the state for over 200 days in 2006, his last year as governor while Healey performed all the duties of governor. And then Romney wouldn’t help her in her election bid for governor in 2006, just like Dukakis in 1990 (because Romney was so power hungry, like Dukakis and Pocahontas in their lust for higher political office). Healey lost, of course.

In 2006, when Willard Romney was already running for President and abandoning his duties as governor, he shoved the mandatory health insurance law down the throats of the people of Massachusetts. So, right there he’s telling people not only is he not a free-market kind of guy, but he’s ramming mandatory health insurance regardless of how destructive it would turn out to be, just so he can campaign with some new government scheme to brag about from his time as governor.

Brag? About “RomneyCare”? By 2012 RomneyCare didn’t control costs, but he did cause the state’s largest provider for the poor to have to make cuts because of the impact of RomneyCare.

I think politicians with power love to order the masses to do this or that, whether you like it or not. “You must — MUST — have health insurance,” Romney commanded. Just like Michael Dukakis ordering the people of Massachusetts you vill wear a seat belt, and you vill enjoy it.

And Elizabeth Warren, who wants to order private businesses to organize themselves via sex, national origin or race on their boards and their management teams, whether they like it or not, consumers be damned. Since when does Elizabeth Warren, creator of the Democrats’ money-laundering racket “Consumer Financial Protection Bureau,” care about consumers? What Pocahontas cares about is power, and more power for bureaucrats. In her bizarre world of irrationality, businesspeople must be accountable to bureaucrats, not to the consumers as it would work in an honest world.

Anyway, back to Romney. Here is Willard at the signing ceremony for his mandatory health care atrocity, introducing his unindicted co-conspirator Ted Kennedy:

As I wrote about Romney regarding his upcoming easy win for U.S. Senate from Utah (one of his many home states):

During his 2012 Presidential campaign, Romney said that, regarding taxes, “everything is on the table,” including raising taxes on the wealthy to reduce the deficit. No surprise there.

During his time as governor of Massachusetts, Romney raised taxes on corporations. The tax hikes, according to columnist Deroy Murdock, “totaled $128 million in 2003, $95.5 in 2004, and $85 million in 2005.” And, according to Murdock, Romney “created or increased fees by $432 million…Romney charged more for marriage licenses (from $6 to $12), gun registrations (from $25 to $75), a used-car sales tax ($10 million), gasoline deliveries ($60 million), real-estate transfers ($175 million), and more. Particularly obnoxious was Romney’s $10 fee per Certificate of Blindness.”

My, what a great guy, this Willard.

You see, he is typical of the elitist political class, taking from the poor and middle class and redistributing the wealth to the rich fat-cats, as we saw in his support of the Wall Street Bailout in 2008. To show how clueless he was about the Federal Reserve and the financial crisis of 2007-2009, Romney endorsed the reappointment of Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke in 2010. During his 2012 campaign, Romney received the most among the GOP candidates (and more than Obama as well) from the Big Banks in campaign contributions between just January and September of 2011, according to Michael Snyder: $352,200 from Goldman Sachs, $184,800 from Morgan Stanley, and $112,500 from Bank of America.

As a crony capitalist with Bain Capital, Romney used government subsidies with some of the companies Bain bought out to restructure and sell and profit from.

Speaking of crony capitalism, when it comes to “climate change” interventionism, Romney is all in. No free market solutions in sight with this Willard. For instance, in 2012 he cited a study in support of carbon taxes, and, according to Forbes (or you can view that article here), Romney’s advisors were all for cap-and-trade legislation/regulations, subsidizing renewable energy, with one advisor who was involved in the “Department of Energy loan guarantee program that funded Solyndra,” and another who was responsible for getting the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments passed.

If you live in Utah and would rather not vote for Romney for U.S. Senate, then you might want to consider the Libertarian Party candidate, Craig Bowden.

So this Willard Romney person is the one who called Donald Trump a “phony,” a “fraud,” a “fake,” and a “con man”! (Watch Willard begin his next run for President immediately after getting elected to the U.S. Senate, just like Elizabeth Warren. They are drooling for POWER!)

But when it comes to Elizabeth Warren and honesty and integrity in politics, I think that Liawatha comes very close to Willard in being a “phony,” a “fraud,” a “fake,” and a “con man” (or con-woman) in her claiming to be a minority to get her position on the Harvard Law School faculty. Because Warren knows nothing about law, and virtually anything else that matters, she had to take the sleazy way to “success.”

Incidentally, not that you would want to be reminded, but here is what Elizabeth Warren thinks of entrepreneurs, the producers of wealth that she as a bureaucrat wants to take away by force:

She’s trying to take down those who actually create the wealth in society by claiming that she and others share in the accomplishments based on “paying” for roads, schools, and police.

But, as Robert P. Murphy wrote,

For one thing, a factory owner already does pay a lot for use of the government roads and labor services of his employees. In contrast to other “public goods,” roads often have a much more dedicated payment stream, in the form of tolls and gasoline taxes. So the factory owner, who pays trucking companies to ship products around, is already paying a lot more to maintain the interstate highway system than is a lower-income person living in Manhattan with no car.

Politicians don’t really think things through, do they?

So, in that video Warren roars, “You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn’t have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory…”

You mean, like power-grabbing socialists, Elizabeth? Like the Venezuelan regime? Like Cuba? The Soviet Union? Like you greedy bureaucrats in Washington? The ones for whom nothing is ever enough, no amount of taxation is enough for you crooks!

As with most politicians, has Elizabeth Warren ever produced anything of value in her nearly 70 years? Should we compare her or any politician or bureaucrat to Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Andrew Carnegie, or Martha Stewart, or Oprah?

Nope. That bunch of entrepreneurs created wealth with their talents and many, many people have benefited from their accomplishments. They were or are creators. Wealth creators.

But the power grabbers and power seekers of politics and government continue their push for more and more power over others. They are not the wealth creators of society, it’s just the opposite. They are the takers, the confiscators, the thieves, the obstructionists, the true “oppressors” of our time.

I Really Agree With This

Butler Shaffer writes on the LewRockwell.com blog:

I don’t know when watching the outcome of elections has been as entertaining as they have become since 2016. Donald Trump’s victory and efforts to get even more Republicans into the House and Senate have driven the hard-core establishment types – particularly those members of the Democratic Party bird of prey – into the ever-escalating expressions of madness that have finally provided good entertainment for television. It’s enough to recall H.L. Mencken, Murray Rothbard, and George Carlin from the after-life for more of the level of commentary that helped keep the rest of us sane.

I am not a Trump supporter; his policies only occasionally bump up against my libertarian principles. But I am finding so much delight in watching him convert the Democrats into a collective of zombies that I can only hope for more to follow. I will remain at home on next week’s election day – continuing my string of 54 straight years of not voting – while, at the same time, hoping that every Republican and other voters with a sense of humor will hot-foot it to the polls to vote for ever greater numbers of GOPers to get elected to the House and Senate to keep this wonderful bit of entertainment going! What lunacy awaits us from the CNN, MSNBC, and other statist “news” outlets should the Zombie Party slide deeper into the memory-hole of irrelevance?