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Justin Amash: Another Gary Johnson Statist to Exploit the Libertarian Party? Again? (Updated)

(Updated below)

It appears that Congressman Justin Amash is getting more support among Libertarian Party primary voters. Previous to statist Amash’s announcement that he wants to run for President as a “libertarian,” Jacob Hornberger had been winning all or most of the primaries and caucuses thus far. (Jacob Hornberger actually IS a libertarian!)

The latest is in Kentucky apparently, in which as each round of voting progresses, Amash is gaining more and more votes, and Jacob Hornberger eventually eliminated. Hmm, what’s wrong with the “Libertarian” Party members in Kentucky?

And I found this article on Reason by Brian Doherty distressing, mentioning Amash as the possible “frontrunner,” even though Hornberger had been winning all the primaries and caucuses. Doherty doesn’t even mention Hornberger! Yet, he’s mentioning the non-libertarian statist, Amash!

On his campaign wins thus far, Jacob Hornberger wrote,

Thank you to all of you Libertarians in Oklahoma, Kansas, Utah, and Connecticut. It is a big honor to win your vote of confidence. I only wish we could have gotten together personally in state conventions so that you all could charge up my Libertarian batteries!

These four wins now add to our first-place finishes in straw polls at state conventions in California, Florida, Arkansas, Indiana, Virginia, Montana (tie), along with Libertarian Party primary election wins in North Carolina, California, Missouri, and New York, as well as caucus wins in Iowa, Minnesota, and Ohio.

Hornberger also wrote some posts criticizing Amash’s positions on CIA, the stimulus package, sanctions on Iran, and he’s had more similar posts since those.

Justin Amash is just another statist, just like Gary Johnson and Bob Barr. Amash is NOT a “libertarian,” and should be rejected by the Libertarian Party. If not, then finally the Party needs to be disbanded forthwith!

UPDATE: Amash has decided against running.

News and Commentary

Joe Lauria: Espionage is the charge, but Julian Assange is really accused of sedition.

Jacob Hornberger: Justin Amash, Libertarian Party interloper, Part 1: CIA.

Bretigne Shaffer: The pandemic isn’t the threat — the paradigm is.

Mac Slavo: After brainwashing people for decades, governments and MSM are losing control of the people.

Becky Akers in the communist dystopia of New York City, the COVID hotspot.

Jason Butler: Coronavirus, the good, bad, ugly, and awesome.

Mike Maharrey: Joint law enforcement task forces are creating a national police state.

Ken Silva: Big Tech firmly embedded in the War State, DoD report shows.

James Bovard: Duncan Lemp’s parents threatened with jail for protesting his killing.

Zero Hedge: Twitter suspends account of biotech company testing UV light to treat coronavirus.

Bill Sardi: According to the CDC, it’s not COVID-19 coronavirus that’s causing all the severe lung deaths.

Graham Dockery: Liberal control freaks on COVID-19: eat bugs, abolish family, inject female hormones.

Martin Armstrong: Social distancing, the destroyer of civilization?

Marilyn Singleton, MD has a good summary of how government bureaucrats are tearing apart our social fabric, thread by thread.

Benjamin Powell: United States needs freedom, not fascism.

Lew Rockwell: The biological war against China.

Timothy Carney: Our veterans want us to stop making more Afghanistan veterans

Donald Miller, MD: The COVID-19 and Spanish Flu pandemics, a century apart.

Caitlin Johnstone: Why it’s ugly to criticize Donald Trump for dodging the draft during the Vietnam War.

B.N. Frank asks, Are people and animals more vulnerable to COVID-19 than “microwave sickness” and electromagnetic sensitivity?

Whitney Webb: Techno-tyranny: how the U.S. national security state is using coronavirus to fulfill and Orwellian vision.

Andrew Bacevich: Joe Biden’s foreign policy gave us Donald Trump.

Mark Pulliam: Woke political ideologies are replacing religion in religious studies classes.

And Gateway Pundit: 12 deadly mistakes and contradictions of Dr. Fauci.

Democrats Rigging Debates and Primaries Again; Libertarians a Better Alternative

Another slow news week in Amerika, USSA. Coronavirus COVID-19 panic and hysteria that’s more dangerous than the actual virus itself, Undemocratic primaries and caucuses, tornadoes in Tennessee.

Is there any good news? Well, yes, the good news is that coronavirus COVID-19 probably isn’t as serious for most of the people as it could have been. It isn’t H1N1, or Anthrax. But the political situation, this 2020 election that began on November 8, 2016, is soooo unendingly annoying.

However, as the Presidential primaries and caucuses continue, there are other winners besides the major party candidates the media are obsessed with.

For instance, Jacob Hornberger won the Minnesota caucuses and California primary for the Libertarian Party. In North Carolina, Jacob was the top actual vote-getting candidate with 8.7% while “None of the Above” won with close to 30%.

Why don’t the media cover the Libertarian Party? I don’t think we can blame the government-run education system, because even during the 1980s the media would not cover the Libertarian Party, who are often mislabeled as “fringe,” even though it’s the goddamned Democrat and Republican parties who are “fringe” in their extreme statism and policies that the reasonable and rational “Founding Fathers” would NEVER have approved of! The Democrat and Republican policies are what the early Americans and Revolutionaries escaped from!

But with the Democrat party in this primary season, we can clearly see how “the fix is in.” The Democrat head honchos are rigging the primaries once again. This time they are favoring Joe Biden. One after another, the remaining “moderates” are dropping out of the race and endorsing the Alzheimer’s patient. Ans yes Biden clearly has Alzheimer’s.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Michael Bloomberg all endorsed Biden. Why would anyone in his right mind endorse someone who doesn’t know what state he’s in most of the time, and who is clearly in a major cognitive decline?

So, the Democrat higher-ups are telling the other candidates to drop out and endorse Biden. And it seems to me they are telling other “Important People” like Cher to endorse an Alzheimer’s patient. (Maybe Cher is in a mental decline?)

Caitlin Johnstone details the many occasions that Biden demonstrates why he needs to be in a nursing home, not the White House. Video after video after video. And people really voted for him in the primaries? However, some people in the comments are saying they had no idea he was that bad. Had they known…and all that. So, don’t people actually listen to the news? Are millions and millions of people that far gone, that far hypnotized by their stupid little devices like zombies?

By the way, elderly people aren’t the only ones with dementia, or early onset dementia. “Between 2013 and 2017, early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s diagnoses increased by 83% among commercially insured Americans aged 30 to 44,” according Philly Voice as reported by Activist Post, with some references to cell phone use.

I can’t imagine Joe Biden as President. Who in his right mind wants this guy’s “finger on the button”? (I know I don’t.)

This tells me that they are letting Biden “win” all the delegates, which I am suspicious of, because on the news when reporters would informally poll people leaving the polling stations I heard several say they voted for Bloomberg. But Bloomberg apparently only got .000000001% of the vote, or something like that. I know I’m close. (You see what hundreds of millions of dollars will buy you in politics? Nuttin’! So much for “buying the election,” Liawatha.)

So, I think it’s ALL rigged. And so much for the “Democrat” party that doesn’t believe in “democracy.” It’s the “Undemocratic” Party. Another example is how they are now rigging the next debate to exclude Tulsi Gabbard even though she qualifies for it with her having received a delegate in a primary.

No, the voters who are members of the Democrat party do not get to hear another alternative to the two old drooling geezers, Biden and Bernie Sanders. And make sure there are plenty of restrictions in getting non-Establishment candidates on ballots in future primaries, Undemocrats. The voters do not have a say in these processes, only the “cigar-chomping” party leaders, hacks, hooligans and gangsters.

Anyway, if the Democrats “nominate” Biden, they will either replace him at the convention with Hillary or Michelle Obama, or tell him to pick one of those for VP. Then if elected he would step down and we would then have our “First Woman President,” which is debatable with those two.

And while I’ve been critical of the Libertarian Party in the past, at least they might have someone who understands the principles of freedom and non-aggression, private property rights and freedom of association. If they nominate Jacob Hornberger for President, he will not be another Gary Johnson, or another Bob Barr.

Unfortunately, Hornberger doesn’t want to get rid of the U.S. government’s centralized power apparatus altogether, which is what really needs to be done to restore our freedom, prosperity, and a peaceful society. But he’s certainly a lot closer to Ron Paul and Harry Browne, that’s for sure.

The next Libertarian Party primaries and caucuses will be in Missouri, Ohio, New York, Nebraska. And then after the LP’s national convention there are further primaries and caucuses in Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Dakota and D.C. (There’s a Libertarian Party in Washington, D.C.? Who knew?)

Are you a voter? I’m not.

Jacob Hornberger Has Won the Libertarian Party’s Iowa Caucus

Joseph Howe of the Iowa Libertarian Party writes:

The Libertarian Party of Iowa is pleased to announce the results of our first ever Libertarian Presidential Preference Poll. Libertarians gathered across the state at county level caucuses and conventions to elect officers, build county committees and select delegates to the 2020 LPIA State Convention. Additionally, The LPIA conducted a Virtual Caucus, ensuring the greatest possible participation and inclusion for Libertarians across the state. The LPIA, in the tradition of the Iowa Caucuses, held a Presidential Straw Poll to signal registered Libertarians preference for our Presidential nomination. We are pleased to announce the winner: Future of Freedom Foundation founder Jacob Hornberger, who took a commanding 47.52% of the vote. Rounding out the top five are former Rhode Island Governor and U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee, 1996 Libertarian Vice Presidential Nominee Jo Jorgensen, Veterans Against the Iraq War founder Adam Kokesh and software engineer and entrepreneur Daniel Behrman.

Candidate Total Percent
Jacob Hornberger 134 47.52%
Lincoln Chafee 36 12.77%
Jo Jorgensen 18 6.38%
Adam Kokesh 17 6.03%
Daniel Behrman 14 4.96%
John McAfee 10 3.55%
Vermin Supreme 9 3.19%
Other (Write In) 8 2.84%
NOTA 8 2.84%
Sam Robb 7 2.48%
Max Abramson 6 2.13%
Mark Whitney 4 1.42%
Arvin Vorha 3 1.06%
Ken Armstrong 2 0.71%
Keenan Wallace Dunham 2 0.71%
Souraya Faas 2 0.71%
Benjamin Leder 1 0.35%
John Monds 1 0.35%
Daniel Christman 0 0.00%
James Ogle 0 0.00%
Steve Richey 0 0.00%
Total Votes 282 100.00%

Congratulations!

Jacob Hornberger Announces Libertarian Party Run for President

It appears that Future of Freedom Foundation President Jacob Hornberger has announced a run for President as a Libertarian. I wrote about that recently, but now he has formally announced. It sure would be a good thing to get someone who articulates the principles of liberty as the Libertarian Party candidate. Not another Gary Johnson or Bob Barr, please. I intend to write more on his candidacy over the coming months, as I did with Ron Paul during the 2011-2012 Presidential campaign.

Jacob Hornberger believes strongly in the non-aggression principle, and supports non-interventionism in foreign affairs and non-interventionism in domestic life. No more militarism and empire overseas. He supports ending the drug war, abolishing the IRS and the income tax and letting the people keep and do whatever they want with their own money.

Without the institutional theft of involuntary taxation, the government can’t carry out all its criminal destruction abroad and at home, because no one in his right mind would voluntarily pay for the evil and criminality the government commits on a daily basis.

I linked to this terrific interview of Hornberger by Ernest Hancock a few weeks ago, and there it is again.

Here are his positions on the issues on his campaign website, Jacob for Liberty.

Here is his latest post on what to do with Medicare. He compares his answer to the answers of other announced Libertarian Party presidential candidates.

Jacob Hornberger’s background, from his website:

1950: born in Laredo, Texas, and raised on a farm on the Rio Grande.

1968-1972: Virginia Military Institute; B.A. in economics; elected class valedictorian: commissioned 2nd Lt., U.S. Army Reserves.

1972-1975: Law school at University of Texas at Austin; J.D. degree.

1973: Infantry school, Fort Benning, Georgia.

1972-1980: U.S. Army Reserves.

1974: Infantry school at Ft. Benning, Georgia.

1975-1983: Trial attorney in Laredo, Texas; licensed to practice in Texas, U.S. District Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court.

1983-1987: Trial attorney in Dallas, Texas; one semester as adjunct professor of law and economics at University of Dallas.

1987-1989: Program director at The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York.

1991-1996: Three terms on Libertarian Party platform committee; keynote speaker at 1996 national party convention; awarded Thomas Paine Award for outstanding communication of libertarian principles.

2002: Independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia.

1989-present: Founder and president of The Future of Freedom Foundation (FFF), a non-profit libertarian educational foundation; author/editor of 12 books, including Jacob’s newest book, My Passion for Liberty.

2019-2020: Libertarian Party candidate for president.

Here is his official announcement:

More News and Commentary

Lee Friday asks, What if the majority voted for “None of the Above”?

Jim Davies on voting, the Libertarian Party, and Adam Kokesh.

Jeff Deist says that politics drops its pretenses.

Brendan O’Neill on the Spanish rulers and Britain’s Remainer elite’s contempt for democracy, treating voters like criminals.

Richard Ebeling says that progressivism is an imposter.

Robert Wenzel on Mark Zuckerberg’s defense of Fakebook censorship while defending freedom of speech.

Andrew Kern on why the State can’t claim our “implied consent.”

Kerry McDonald comments on education “equity.”

Veronique de Rugy says that on trade, both Trump and Warren get a fail.

Zero Hedge with an article on corrupt apparatchik Adam Schiffty kicking a Republican congressman out of a congressional hearing.

Jonathan Turley discusses Joe Biden’s attempt to silence news media reports on Biden family corruption.

Zero Hedge with an article on CIA “whistleblower” being assisted by James Clapper associate.

Charles Burris on the deep state and the anti-Trump coup.

Thomas Luongo on the plan for Hong Kong.

Dr. Mercola discusses psychiatric drugs and violence.

Jon Rappoport on the basics of a staged bioterror attack.

And Neville Raymond questions the official purpose for vaccination programs.

Democrats and Republicans (i.e. the “Government Party”) vs. the Libertarian Party

The Democrats had another debate this week. Here is a summary:

  • We want to steal more of your money.
  • We want to impose more regulations, restrictions, prohibitions, confiscations, mandates, requirements and intrusions into your lives, enforced at government gunpoint.

And that’s it. In other words, they are no different from the Republicans. Both the Rethugs and Demtards are just two parts of the one Government Party, in Warshington and all the smaller territories within good ol’ USA.

It’s the same thing election after election, year after year, with the Establishment parties, the one Government Party. It will never get better, only worse.

I know, a lot of conservatives and libertarians are fooled by the con man in the White House. His individual tax cuts expire in just a few years and he did that just to give you enough crumbs so you will vote for him next year. And Trump’s trade idiocy is causing uncertainty. The problem at the border, the drug addiction crisis and other societal problems have their roots in government interventionism, which Trump loves. He’s a central planning-loving kind of guy.

And the Republicans and Democrats are entrenched and enmeshed with the government. They make laws that protect their power and restrict other parties from competing and getting their foot in the door. The “news” media are all with that. So this is really a racket, and I mean a genuinely well-organized “legal” protection racket, a literally criminal organization, which is why the leaders of both Establishment parties need to be forced, maybe by a court and a decent judge if there are any in good ol’ USA, to change the laws to remove any and all restrictions on third parties’ rights to get names and candidates on ballots. If they don’t make such changes then those in control should be charged with racketeering, just like the organized crimesters they are.

And for all those reasons we need to take another look at the Libertarian Party. (I can’t believe I’m saying that.) And I don’t mean the Gary Johnson-Bill Weld Libertarian Party, but the Ron Paul-Harry Browne Libertarian Party. The “party of principle.”

And just recently I wrote a post referring to Jacob Hornberger who is contemplating a run for President as a Libertarian Party candidate. I don’t know if he necessarily agrees with my assertions about the Democrat-Republican criminal racket, but he is someone who does promote freedom, which is what the U.S. used to be all about.

In his speeches at recent state LP conventions, Hornberger included this statement:

We are not Republicans, and we are not Democrats. We are also not Republican-lites, and we are not Democrat-lites. We are not “socially liberal and economically conservative.” We are libertarians, and we need to fight as libertarians!

We live in a dysfunctional society, one in which there are soaring suicide rates, especially among young people, massive alcoholism and drug addiction, and mass killings for unexplainable reasons.

That shouldn’t surprise anyone, given the dysfunctional welfare-warfare state way of life that Republicans and Democrats have foisted upon our land. Republicans and Democrats both need to be taken to account for what they have done to our country with their system of mandated socialist charity, massive taxation, immoral and racially bigoted drug war, forever foreign wars, undeclared wars, wars of aggression and endless occupations, war on terrorism, torture, assassination, secret mass surveillance, national-security statism, interventionism, imperialism, monetary debasement, infringements on civil liberties, intrusions on privacy, trade wars, sanctions, embargoes, alliances with dictatorial regimes, foreign aid (i.e., bribery), coups, war on immigrants, managed and regulated economy, and out-of-control federal spending and debt, all which have brought death, suffering, economic and financial harm, and destruction of liberty to our land as well as to people in other parts of the world.

If we Libertarians continue adhering to principle, we have the potential of leading America out of the statist morass into which Republicans and Democrats have plunged our nation. By adhering to principle, we have the chance to lead our nation, and indirectly the world, to the highest reaches of freedom, peace, prosperity, harmony, and morality that mankind has ever seen.

In fact, Jacob Hornberger’s latest columns on non-interventionism are very good, too. In this column, he succinctly explains why interventionists won’t help the Kurds, and today he explains empire and interventionism vs. republic and non-interventionism.

A Possible Libertarian Party Candidate for President

Occasionally I have been looking at Jacob Hornberger’s Jacob for Liberty website to see if there are any updates. He is contemplating a run for President on the Libertarian Party ticket. And I see that he has visited several state LP conventions this year, in Georgia, Alabama, Iowa, California, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Massachusetts.

What? Massachusetts? Where the fascist Gov. Charlie Half-Baker rules? There’s a “Libertarian” Party in Massachusetts? I can’t believe it.

Anyway, the Libertarian Party national convention is next May, I believe.

And there is a terrific and informative interview of Jacob Hornberger by Ernest Hancock of Freedom’s Phoenix. It was a lively hour-long conversation. Hornberger recalled his previous presidential run, in the year 2000 in which he had exposed some possible ethical violations with the Harry Browne campaign. And apparently he doesn’t like the schmoozing aspects of trying to get the various factions of the Party together, such as the conservatives, the “leftist” libertarians, the anarchists and the minarchists, etc. But he does want to convince people to join him in attempting to bring the country back to its freedom roots, in which there were no income tax and no IRS, no Federal Reserve, no drug war, no welfare state, no warfare state, no “national security” state, etc. For over 100 years the U.S. was without those awful totalitarian things and there was much more freedom and the fastest rise in the standard of living in history.

On Ernest Hancock’s Freedom’s Phoenix website bio, by the way, there is this quote that I like:

“There are two types of people in the world,… Those who wish to be left alone and those who just won’t leave them alone. What type are you?”

Exactly.

Now, with the imposition of the income tax over 100 years ago, we have seen how that has enabled the crooks and fraudsters to use the U.S. government as their own personal apparatus of enrichment at the expense of the workers and producers of America. And the Federal Reserve has enabled the banksters to do the same.

Without the income tax and Federal Reserve we probably could not have had all the entries of U.S. government/military into foreign wars that were instigated by false flags or otherwise deception. Trillions of dollars could not have been wasted and squandered on social programs, research grants, forced welfare redistribution, a “war on drugs” and a war on immigration and the current police state we have now.

With the income tax-theft as the biggest enabler of criminality ever in world history, getting rid of it would be the best thing not only for our freedom but our prosperity.

But the Democrats and Republicans don’t want to do that. They are two sides of the same statist/totalitarian coin.

Even the Libertarian Party in recent years has been pathologically wishy-washy on not just the income tax but all the other totalitarian fascist and socialist schemes that have been imposed on Americans for 100 years. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld have been the worst of the worst (so far), in my view.

The truth is, Libertarianism is based on the non-aggression principle, self-ownership, private property, freedom of contract and voluntary association. Nothing about “social justice,” climate change, gay rights, whether people go to church or not, preventing drug addiction, saving the Middle East from its own repression, nope, none of that.

Libertarianism is about freedom. Just note the Freedom’s Phoenix quote above.

Libertarians and Trump; And the Communist Nature of the Progressive Tax

Laurence Vance has some comments to make about libertarians and Trump. Dr. Vance says he doesn’t vote and hasn’t voted for a Libertarian Party candidate, and, he says, “I would have probably clamped my nose in a vice and voted for Donald Trump before I would have voted for the pathetic 2016 Libertarian Party ticket of Gary Johnson and William Weld.” That cracked me up. Of course, the last Libertarian Partly candidate I voted for was Andre Marrou in 1992. Now THAT’s a case of “holding my nose.” Marrou was awful. Anyway, Vance goes on to express his views on Donald Trump’s presidency and record so far.

And also today, Laurence Vance has a terrific article at the Future of Freedom Foundation website on the specter of communism haunting Illinois, in its changing from flat to progressive tax rates. Dr. Vance explains the communist and Marxist nature of the progressive tax, of Illinois and the whole U.S. as well.

Justin Raimondo Has Died

Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com has died. I have linked to many, many of his articles on this blog. He might be best known for the website he founded, Antiwar.com. He was only 67 and had lung cancer.

Antiwar.com’s obituary of Justin Raimondo.

Kelley Vlahos’s tribute, How Justin Raimondo Made Me a Braver Writer.

And Lew Rockwell’s tribute to Justin.

(Edited): I’ll have more to say about this in the next few days weeks.

David Bergland Has Died. Was Libertarian Party’s 1984 Presidential Candidate

David Bergland, the 1984 Libertarian Party nominee for U.S. President, has died, just a day before his 84th birthday. He was the author of Libertarianism in One Lesson: Why Libertarianism Is the Best Hope for America’s Future. He was also a business attorney and law professor, and a martial arts expert.

Sharon Harris at the Zero Aggression Project has this obit. And Brian Doherty at Reason.

In 2020, Can the Libertarian Party Nominate a Truth-Teller for President?

In my recent post on some of the prospective Libertarian Party candidates for President of the United State, I mentioned Jacob Hornberger, who is the founder and president of the Future of Freedom Foundation. I think he has not yet made a formal announcement on a run for President. But he does have a campaign website.

Unlike Gary Johnson and Bob Barr, Jacob Hornberger is not afraid to tell the truth about the evil of American militarism and criminal military invasions abroad, the evil drug war, and the evil of taxation and welfare redistributionism, all of which have contributed to America’s downfall.

For instance, Hornberger has a post on his campaign blog, unafraid to tell the truth about Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Congressman Seth Moulton, two Democrat war veterans running for President.

In the blog post, Hornberger mentions Moulton and Buttigieg’s experiences in the U.S. military as invaders of Iraq and Afghanistan, respectively. And that this week both candidates have criticized Donald Trump for “faking a disability” to get out of a military enslavement to kill innocent people in Vietnam. Yet, as Hornberger points out, neither Moulton nor Buttigieg has any criticism for the criminal wars of aggression against Iraq and Afghanistan that George W. Bush started and that were carried out by the U.S. military.

The two Democrat candidates clearly do not see the forest for the trees. They are criticizing someone for not invading another country for no good reason, and for not bombing and murdering their people.

While Hornberger doesn’t mention this in that particular blog post, we can get an idea of Buttigieg and Moulton’s warped kind of thinking from their views on domestic policies. They are clearly kooks, just like their fellow Democrat brethren and sistren Democrats for President.

Both Buttigieg and Moulton support the “Green New Deal,” because they are either total ignoramuses or they are just a couple of sniveling dishonest weasels who know that the society couldn’t possibly get rid of cars, trucks, planes and cows and doing so would end up impoverishing and wiping out just about the entire society. So, given that both are quite intelligent people, supposedly, I think they’re just “playing along” with the other Democrats on that issue.

Mayor Pete supports “Medicare for All” because he doesn’t understand why, like ObamaCare, that won’t work in the real world. (Hornberger, by the way, had a recent post on his regular blog describing why Medicare and Medicaid have been the root cause of America’s health care crisis.)

However, Seth Moulton does not support “Medicare for All,” and instead supports the so-called “public option.” In my view, this is probably because Moulton is a slithering, slimy sleazebag who really does want “single payer” i.e. SovietCare but would impose it though the back door.

With a “public option,” we can have our private health insurance if we want it but at the same time a government-run health care program would be available as an “option.” Here, government doesn’t have to worry about the voluntary participation of consumers and instead gets its funding through taxation, which is involuntary, i.e. coercive. So, while the government-run “public option” health care program wouldn’t have to worry about profit and loss and the bottom line to remain functioning, the private sector insurers would still have those extra pressures of competition. Thus, the government-run program will drive the private insurers out of business. There is nothing optional about a “public option.” Eventually the government will be the only insurer. i.e. SovietCare.

So given their dishonest positions on those issues, I am not surprised that both Buttigieg and Moulton have no criticism for the criminal wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, and instead criticize Donald Trump for avoiding Vietnam, which people should have avoided, either out of moral conscience or to save themselves from being unjustly crippled for life, psychologically traumatized or killed for no good reason.

How many innocent people in Iraq and Afghanistan did Buttigieg and Moulton murder? They were the invaders of those other countries, not the other way around. The inhabitants of those lands had every right to shoot back to defend their homes and families from slaughter by the invading U.S. government marauders.

Now, Jacob Hornberger’s saying and writing truthful things about the crimes of government and bureaucracy might not go over too well with many people who have been bamboozled with the religion of American Exceptionalism.

Even in 2020, I don’t know whether the American people are ready to hear the truth about such things. It’s not just a population indoctrinated from their 12 years of government schools, but much of the indoctrination since 9/11 is due to the constant 24-7 propaganda from the goddamned mainstream media! The warmongering “liberal” media! If we look at the NFL and other sports games and their military tributes and America’s churches and their sickening un-Christian military worship, as well as that in pop culture in Amerika, I think it would take a lot of convincing speeches and truth-telling to get people to consider deprogramming themselves after years of obedience and deference to the almighty Amerikan State.

And given how the Libertarian Party convention in 2016 seemed to consist of so many statist sheeple in their nominating of Gary Johnson the pothead, I don’t even know whether it’s possible that the Libertarian Party can return to their being the “Party of Principle” ever again, i.e. the party of Ron Paul and Harry Browne.

Anyway, Jacob Hornberger also has a thing or two to say about “Tariff Man,” Donald Trump. And of course, abolishing the FBI. Yay!