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?”
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.