A New Hampshire state legislator has filed for a constitutional amendment to put a question on the 2022 state ballot for New Hampshire to leave the United States of America, a NHExit.
According to WND, the Amendment would read, “New Hampshire peaceably declares independence from the United States and immediately proceeds as a sovereign nation. All other references to the United States in this constitution, state statutes, and regulations are nullified.”
I looked through the New Hampshire Libertarian Party twitter to see if there has been any reaction:
“Secession is a deeply American principle. This country was born through secession.”
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
On the LRC blog, Thomas DiLorenzo linked to one of his past articles, Happy Secession Day, and I thought it was appropriate now, for this day at this time.
From the article:
… America’s most prominent secessionist, Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration, was very clear about what he was saying: Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and whenever that consent is withdrawn, it is the right of the people to “alter or abolish” that government and “to institute a new government.” The word “secession” was not a part of the American language at that time, so Jefferson used the word “separation” instead to describe the intentions of the American colonial secessionists.
The Declaration is also a states’ rights document (not surprisingly, since Jefferson was the intellectual inspiration for the American states’ rights political tradition). This, too, is foreign to most Americans. But read the final paragraph of the Declaration which states:
“That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved; and that, as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and do all other things which independent states may of right do (emphasis in original).”
Each colony was considered to be a free and independent state, or nation, in and of itself. There was no such thing as “the United States of America” in the minds of the founders. The independent colonies were simply united for a particular cause: seceding from the British empire. Each individual state was assumed to possess all the rights that any state possesses, even to wage war and conclude peace. Indeed, when King George III finally signed a peace treaty he signed it with all the individual American states, named one by one, and not something called “The United States of America.” The “United States” as a consolidated, monopolistic government is a fiction invented by Lincoln and instituted as a matter of policy at gunpoint and at the expense of some 600,000 American lives during 1861—1865.
I don’t really know that much about the New York City mayoral election going on now. Apparently there have been some screw-ups and this “ranked-choice” voting supposedly is involved in some way.
In ranked choice voting, allegedly, if the top vote getter doesn’t get over 50% of the votes, then voters have stated who their second choice would be, and it goes on from there to intentionally confuse the voters, as that is one tactic of the cheaters out there in order to get their candidate who did not win, to win.
But the truth is, when you have the candidate who received the most number of votes but not over 50%, the rest of the candidates together are not the equivalent of a single candidate opposing that top vote-getter. The rest of the candidates are all individual candidates. They are not a collective group that equals one opponent to the top vote-getter. That just is not the case and it shouldn’t be the case. Yet, that is really what the “ranked choice” proponents seem to be implying. There is no legitimate reason to have to get over 50% of the votes!
Now, here is a legitimate election: the one who receives the most number of votes wins. And that’s it. You don’t have to get 50% or more. Just get the most number of votes. Duh. You can have many candidates, and the top vote-getter gets something less than 50% like 39% for sake of discussion, but the other candidates all received less than that candidate’s 39% and did not get as many votes as that candidate. Whoever gets the most number of votes is the winner. And that’s the legitimate way to do elections. Anything else is a bunch of made-up crap to confuse people, like a Common Core version of voting, in order for cheaters to get around the requirement of receiving the most number of votes, to steal an election.
And that’s what I have to say about that. Now, as far as New York City is concerned, if I lived in New York any candidate who wants to decentralize the city, i.e. to break it into separate independent cities, for example to have a City of Manhattan, a City of Queens, a City of Brooklyn, and so on, would probably get my vote. (And each new city can further decentralize into separate independent neighborhoods, etc., etc.) And further, any candidate who wants to repeal or just not enforce all drug laws, gun laws, selling individual cigarettes laws, sugary drinks laws, taxi medallion laws, all zoning laws, and most other laws and regulations that violate property rights and individual liberty, would probably get my vote.
Another controversy with the “Libertarian” Party to write about. How fun.
Now, I am not a member of the Libertarian (sic) Party, but I have had plenty to say about the Party and some of its political candidates in the past. And I have some comments to make now about the Libertarian Party of New Hampshire (LPNH).
Apparently, the LPNH chair Jilletta Jarvis has allegedly staged a “hostile takeover” of the Party by dismissing several of the duly-elected Party leaders or officers and installing her own people in a way that is not allowed by their Party by-laws. She is reacting to what she has determined to be an alleged undermining of the Party mainly by the Mises Caucus. Here is Jarvis’s letter explaining her moves.
And even Justin Amash opposed the “coup” and endorsed the executive committee elected in March as the legitimate leaders, and Tom Knapp expresses his view that Jilletta Jarvis’s changes are illegitimate.
For a discussion on this controversy, see the Wendy McElroy forum, and here is a lengthy post with many comments on Richard Winger’s Ballot Access News forum. Among the comments there are a formal letter of complaint to the National Libertarian Party regarding Jarvis’s actions. And LPNH executive committee member Sean Dempsey provides a timeline with links on the LP “takeover” or “coup” in New Hampshire, the “Live Free or Die State.”
But first, I wanted to mention LPNH Chair Jilletta Jarvis’s 2018 LP campaign for governor of New Hampshire, the “Live Free or Die” state. As I wrote here, while she’s good on some issues, on education she seems to support the continuation of government schools, when the libertarian answer is abolishing the government schools. The real answers are privatization and decentralization in education. And Jarvis wants to “reform” occupational licensing for “fair and equal opportunity for entrepreneurship to all people.” Huh? What are you, a Democrat? Actually, the libertarian answer to that is not “reforming” but abolishing licensure. Duh, Jilletta.
I just wanted to get that out of the way first. I hope you don’t mind that. Is she perhaps like Gary Johnson (a “sort-of” libertarian)?
So apparently, among other issues with the Mises Caucus, the Mises Caucus supposedly viewed the January 6th Capitol trespass and riot either favorably or without criticism. I think that was one of the issues.
LPNH Mises Caucus critics are suggesting that the Caucus supported the January 6th trespass and riot. The only thing I could find was a tweet in which the Mises Caucus merely expressed frustration at the LP for condemning “right-wing violence” (against the State, i.e. the Capitol) but not condemning left-wing violence (e.g. antifa/BLM destruction of businesses, etc.).
So right-wing violence aimed at the empire's seat of power gets a swift condemnation, but left-wing violence (riots and lockdowns) aimed at small businesses gets silence
I'm not saying @LPNational is run by controlled opposition, but if they were what would be different?
I agree with the Mises Caucus in its frustration with the LP. Gary Johnson was the “lifestyle libertarian” nominee for President, but not the principled candidate. The late Wenzel grilled Johnson in 2012 and then we discovered that Johnson had no clue of the LP’s principles or the basic philosophy of libertarianism. But now the Party has gone way off the deep end for “social justice” and identity politics as indistinguishable from the Democrat party, and their “lifestyle libertarianism” beliefs, which is why the apparatchiks of the Party picked Jo Jorgensen over Jacob Hornberger for President in 2020 despite Hornberger’s getting many more votes in the primaries.
I think that most in the Mises Caucus understand the basic principles of libertarianism than perhaps many of those in the Libertarian Party in general. It’s not about drugs, bitcoin, LGBT rights and fighting racism. It’s about the non-aggression principle, self-ownership, private property rights, freedom of association and freedom of non-association, and freedom of contract, in my view.
Some LP candidates, for instance, have been afraid to say out loud that the income tax is institutionalized theft and the IRS is a just another criminal racket. If you can’t acknowledge that first and foremost the IRS must be dismantled and abolished and all income taxes (and any form of involuntary confiscation of private property) be ended then you really aren’t a libertarian.
The reason that taxes imposed by government agencies are acts of theft is that they are involuntary and are in the absence of a voluntary contract.
The only kinds of transactions and trades that are legitimate are voluntary transactions and trades. If it’s involuntary then it’s illegitimate. It’s an act of theft no different from a street mugger demanding money from someone at gunpoint.
And that includes sales taxes as well. I enter into a contract voluntarily with a store or retail outlet or a customer or client, but I did not voluntarily agree that third parties i.e. government bureaucrats take a percentage of that trade away from me or from the trader. Such a transaction is none of the business of any third party no matter who that is.
Additionally, government criminal scum ordering us to report such trades is also a criminal act of invasion of privacy. The same goes for having to report income. (And by the way, currently I do everything I’m supposed to do by law, because I don’t want to be harassed or imprisoned by the terrorists who rule over us. Duh.)
And I wish that conservatives could see the light. They never declare that the income tax or otherwise involuntary, contract-less government confiscations are criminal and should be abolished. Conservatives ultimately love the IRS and the idea of government ordering the people to report their private financial matters to bureaucrat parasites, and conservatives ultimately approve of redistribution of wealth schemes imposed on them which force them to have to involuntarily forfeit their own earnings and wealth to fund “forever wars,” sanctuary cities, other people’s birth control, the very many 6-figure-salaried “Diversity and Inclusion Officers” and “LGBT Community Liaisons” in the colleges and universities, and trillions of dollars more of crap every year.
Conservatives are hopelessly glued to the Republican Party, despite its own enmeshment with the State as much as the Democrats. (I want to say “Republitards,” but I will refrain from doing that here.) And sadly, the conservatives are still hopelessly glued to Donald Trump, the former Clown-in-Chief, whose understanding of liberty is nil.
But I way digress. I’m supposed to be criticizing libertarians here, specifically the Libertarian (sic) Party. The Mises Caucus actually does for the most part demonstrate what the Libertarian Party was founded on: an advocacy of self-ownership and the non-aggression principle. The rest of the Party now are mainly concerned with racial and gender identity politics along with the wackos on the left, as well as this fetish with bitcoin and cryptocurrency and marijuana legalization. I suspect that the modern LP is widely infiltrated by the CIA as well. Jacob Hornberger was extremely critical of the CIA throughout his 2020 Presidential campaign, and that was another reason why the apparatchiks snubbed him at the convention.
So, the Libertarian Party sucks, as well as the two Soviet parties Demopublican and Republicrat. Those two “major” parties make up a criminal racket, crooks who make laws to intentionally obstruct third parties or independent candidates’ right to get their names on ballots. D and R are a racket, and they will not change.
Now, if it’s true that the LPNH Mises Caucus asserted that the 2020 Presidential election really was stolen, and that is another reason why they were kicked out, then that would be another example of people believing mainstream news media who repeat just about everything that bureaucrats tell them. No, not the Mises Caucus but the LPNH chair and others who should know better.
I have detailed all that stolen election stuff in this post. And more is coming out now that January 6th was a false flag op to further censor and criminalize the exposing and publicizing of 2020 election-steal claims and evidence.
So, with the “coup” in New Hampshire, it looks like LP apparatchiks are really apologists for the State and its crimes. One important thing that should be very much associated with being a libertarian, in my view, is “hating the State,” as Murray Rothbard would say, and recognizing that the State or the gubmint is a criminal racket, a regime that steals, defrauds, extorts, threatens, coerces, assaults, tortures and murders innocent people and gets away with the crimes. There are people who will do anything including organized vote fraud to get themselves into the powers of the armed State apparatus.
When the government wants to do something that erodes or limits the freedom of the people, the right thing to do is to assume that the government is lying to you. Whether it’s about Vietnam or Iraq, or… “election fraud? nothing to see here, move along…” or Covid. They are lying.
And speaking of Covid, I think that when the LP’s 2020 nominees for President and VP Jo Jorgensen and Spike Cohen photo-opped themselves wearing the self-censorship/self-suffocation gags, I found that quite disturbing. They seemed to be making light of the government’s totalitarian orders to display one’s slave status and submission to the supreme State, or they were endorsing it.
They can say, “Oh, we were just kidding around,” yeah sure. But I am NOT laughing! That whole bunch of CRAP is NOT funny!! The government orders people to have to wear those goddamn things for no good reason, which probably in many cases makes people sick, with their breathing in the bacteria buildup and re-breathing the exhaled CO2 while being deprived of oxygen!
Real libertarians have to recognize that the State, especially the more centralized the government, needs to be dismantled and its “workers” sent back into the private sector. (I know, “kicking and screaming,” but it’s the only way!) Centralized government cannot be “reformed” and made to “work for the people.” Even in recent times, the 1994 “Republican Revolution,” the 2000-2006 Republican majority with a Republican President, 2010 “Tea Party” successes and 2014, “reform” did not happen, and it will not.
Here is a Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign ad (when he was a Republican, but he sure out-libertarianized the Libertarian Party candidate, that’s for sure).
But now, in the “Live Free or Die” state of New Hampshire, the LP is divided between the radical freedom wing and the faux freedom Big Cheesette who kicks out the ones who are not afraid to tell the truth.
OMG, Schumer, Nadler and Markey want to “pack the Supreme Court,” by adding 4 more Democrat “Justices” to the existing 9 Supreme Bureaucrats. They want to do this because they really believe that the current Court has a 6-3 “conservative” majority! Yes, they really believe that.
The reason that the Sheeplecrats want to “pack the Supreme Court” is because they are too impatient to wait for a “Justice” to retire (or die) and be replaced by one that’s more to their liking.
So they impatiently drool to ram their dictatorial mandates and tax-thefts down the throats of the people more quickly by getting a faux “Supreme” Court to rubber-stamp their agenda. And with HR 1 all future elections will belong to them, these thieves, cheaters, fraudsters, hooligans, barbarians and shysters.
And it isn’t just Democrats who are the criminals and thieves and extortionists, the Republicans are bad, too. (See Laurence Vance’s articles exposing the conservatives and Republicans‘ corruption, ignorance and hypocrisy, for example, when it comes to their proclaiming to promote “limited government,” “free markets” and “liberty.” i.e. they’re FOS just as much as the Democrats and “liberals.”)
No, rather than packing the Supreme Commissars, I say, let’s UNpack them, by just getting rid of the whole thing. They really suck, when you get right down to it.
The 9 robed goons are unreliable, unsupportive of the Constitution, incapable of defending liberty, and they are just all around nothing more than Soviet-like apparatchiks, quite frankly.
The truth is, what we have at the top of the U.S. so-called judicial system is a Supreme Swamp, because that is exactly what those “Justices” are, just another part of the Swamp in Washington.
The Supreme Court rarely comes to the side of the rights of the individual and private property against the threats and aggressions of the government and police.
For example, while some of the current “Justices” were not there 10 years ago, at that time the High Swamp high-fived the jailing and strip searching of arrestees who were abducted for non-arrestable offenses, such as walking a dog sans leash or for unpaid parking tickets.
The Republican appointees were the ones who voted to approve such criminal treatment of presumably innocent folks. Hence, “Rethuglicans.”
But “liberals” are also useless when it comes to civil liberties. Also around that time the Court rubber-stamped the government’s drug gestapo breaking into people’s home, terrorizing them and abducting them because police smelled marijuana and heard a toilet flushing, implying people were “destroying evidence,” even though such evidence was not that of an actual crime with an actual victim.
And obviously with an 8-1 decision, several of the “liberals” on the High Swamp agreed with the usual conservative authoritarian neanderthals, that the drug war police state is so important that we must allow government police to criminally and violently break into a home and terrorize and abduct innocent people for ingesting non-approved drugs. “Liberals” Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer joined the “conservative” neanderthals in this one, with Ruth Bader Ginsburg actually citing that dusty ol’ Fourth Amendment in her lone dissent.
Sorry, morons, the real and only legitimate ruling to that case is to rule the entire drug war unconstitutional, because the government involving itself in drugs is not authorized by the U.S. Constitution. And, does the individual own one’s own life and body or does the government own one’s life and body? Duh, Elena, Sonia, Clarence, et al.
The 9 robed Swamp Supremes are loathsome and corrupt, and are the lap dogs for the fascists in the White House and the communists in CONgress, and they are useless. Bought and paid for, or otherwise bribed to do the fascists bidding as well as being obedient State-worshiping ignoramuses, that is what these people are.
Chief “Justice” (sic) John Roberts suddenly switched his vote of ruling the ObamaCare law unconstitutional to his joining the Obama apparatchiks to approve the ObamaCare law and the individual mandate. Was Roberts threatened, or blackmailed? NSA whistleblower Russ Tice told how NSA abuses made high public officials susceptible to blackmail, and other NSA whistleblowers including Edward Snowden and William Binney backed those assertions.
They will be even worse now when they see government officials and juries deciding cases out of fear of being attacked by social activist thugs engaged in “peaceful” protests, and out of fear of their homes being burned to the ground.
And the Supreme Sheeple then approved ObamaCare a second time in 2015, and its subsidies, further empowering the criminal IRS. “The Affordable Care Act is here to stay,” said Barack Obomber, reinforced later by traitor John McCain who voted against repealing it.
The High Supreme Swamp also ruled against the Fifth Amendment in its Kelo decision to allow local governments to steal private property away from the owner and redistribute it over to other private citizens for financial profits. That was a no-brainer, but John Paul Stevens, Anthony Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, David Souter, and the only remaining one of them left now Stephen Breyer thought otherwise.
And Scalia? An “Originalist”? Heh. Scalia of course sided with the drug war police state in the aforementioned decision, is questionable on the 2nd Amendment, rejected private property rights and self-ownership in favor of collectivist moral legislating, and obediently accepted the government’s bogus war on terror to justify violating the due process rights of detainees. (And, while he wasn’t endorsing internment camps, he even pointed out that internment camps à la World War II could return again in good ol’ USS of A.)
And Amy Coney Barrett? What a disappointment, even before she crawled up to the High Slimy Bench. In a lower court decision, Barrett sided with the other two fascists in her three-judge panel of the 7th Circus approving Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D-McDonald’s) unconstitutional Covid lockdown orders and limits on gatherings.
As I pointed out in an earlier blog, constitutionalist pastor Chuck Baldwin noted that based on her previous opinions Barrett will probably rubber-stamp the COVID police state and forced vaccines, and probably the surveillance state as well.
All these Supreme Court “Justices” (sic) defend the police state, the national security state, and seem to obediently believe the government’s false flags and fabrications to justify enslaving and imprisoning the population to “protect” them from the foreign bogey man, and from their own vices.
I wrote in an earlier blog on Kavanaugh’s deference to the national security state regarding the bulk collection of telephony metadata. This Cato article quotes Kavanaugh’s lower court opinion from 2015:
The Fourth Amendment allows governmental searches and seizures without individualized suspicion when the Government demonstrates a sufficient “special need” – that is, a need beyond the normal need for law enforcement – that outweighs the intrusion on individual liberty
The Fourth Amendment says nothing about there being a “special need” of government law enforcement that “outweighs” the right to be secure.
Does the Fourth Amendment say regarding our right to be secure, “except for a special need of law enforcement”? Nope.
Kavanaugh writes (with my comments inserted):
In my view, that critical national security need outweighs the impact on privacy occasioned by this program. The Government’s program does not capture the content of communications [Yes it does, with phone calls and emails as well!], but rather the time and duration of calls, and the numbers called.
Besides being ignorant of the feds’ ongoing criminal intrusions against innocent people, Kavanaugh also cites “drug testing of students, roadblocks to detect drunk drivers, border checkpoints, and security screening at airports” as examples of allowable violations of the Fourth Amendment.
In a different case, while the Court’s “liberals” in the majority voted to protect the right of the people and their cell phone data to not be tracked, the neanderthal “conservatives” who love the police state say, no, we think that gestapo Amerikan police goons must be permitted to track people’s cell phone data without a warrant, without reasonable suspicion, because we really don’t support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and its Fourth Amendment, as we swore an oath to do. (And that case included Neil Gorsuch with the other conservatards who love the police state. So much for that guy.)
So, the Government Supremacists cite “exigent circumstances” when they know the gubmint goons are violating someone’s Fourth Amendment rights but they don’t care, such as in the case of permitting police to draw blood from an unconscious motorist who had already parked his van and was walking about. So, the Supreme Swampers themselves are goons and thugs, in my view. The Supreme Thugs is really what they are.
But back to Supreme Thug Brett Kavanaugh, in at least 3 “national security” (sic) cases Kavanaugh rubber-stamped the holding of terrorism suspects without charge or actual suspicion or evidence at the Guantanamo prison. (al-Bihani v. Obama, Uthman v. Obama, and Omar v. McHugh.) He might as well be an employee of the CIA. So, what if Gubmint suspected you conservatives of “insurrection” or “domestic terrorism,” for example, you want their goons abducting you without evidence or warrants and to be imprisoned indefinitely? You want that? Duh, conservatives.
Conservatives defended Kavanaugh in his nomination battle, but they don’t realize that Kavanaugh is a staunch “social justice” defender of Title IX. As he stated before the Senate Judiciary Committee, “Title IX helped make girls’ and women’s sports equal. And I see that law’s legacy every night when I walk into my house, as my daughters are getting back from lacrosse or basketball or hockey practice.” So obviously he is clueless as to the abuses of Title IX to enable false accusations of hapless males especially in college. Duh, “conservatives.”
Speaking of “social justice” (sic), the Supreme Swamp also shows what unprincipled gutless wonders they are in their attempting to defend a baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding, but for the wrong reasons, a decision based on anything but the private property rights they should be upholding but seem to have no clue as to what that actually is.
And why didn’t the Supreme Bureaucrats overturn the “Defense of Marriage Act,” or any of the states’ impositions or state referendums on protecting or forbidding gay marriage? Why do legislatures or CONgress get themselves involved with the people’s private matters? As I wrote in this article, you own your own life and have a right to form whatever contracts with others you want, as long as it’s voluntary. Marriage is none of the State’s damn business!
The gutless Supreme Apparatchiks also showed how they view freedom of the Press by declining to hear journalist James Risen’s case on protecting a confidential source. They obediently and pathologically defend the national security state no matter what. But, they merely reflect the Amerikan True Believers. Oh, well.
I’m sure the sheeple Democrats and Republicans would go running to the Supreme Nannies to get their permission on whether the people of the states can make use of the 10th Amendment to nullify federal edicts.
But, real Americans will nullify fascist orders and intrusions whether the Supreme Bureaucrats like it or not.
I wish I could advocate “packing the Supreme Court” with libertarians and voluntaryists who believe in the non-aggression principle, private property rights, self-ownership, freedom of contract and freedom of association, but that’s not realistic.
No, the answer is to UNpack the Supreme Court and “throw the bums out,” along with the rest of the horrible central planning apparatus in criminal Washington. You bet.
This has been a very stressful time, with the Covidiocy, the election steal, and the media propagandists giving fake news that a lot of bamboozled people really trust and believe.
It isn’t just that Kommie-la Harris and Biden were confirmed by Congress to have stolen the adequate number of electoral votes to be sworn in to power on January 20th, by way of fraud, mail-in cheating and voting machine-tampering. No, the issue with me now is that everything I’m hearing on brain-dead “news” media is just not the reality, as they had been doing with this whole election fiasco (‘no evidence of election fraud”), the entire Covid scamdemic, the all-year Antifa/BLM rioting, looting, arson and destroying whole cities (“peaceful protests”), and for 4 years the evidence-free “Trump-Russia collusions” and Ukraine-phone call-impeachment that were also made-up.
That is, what we’re hearing on the “news” are mainly fake news, propaganda and government press releases. The social media platforms have been censoring the truth and disseminating lies just like mainstream media.
On the current “Trump supporters storming Capitol Hill and rioting, smashing windows and breaking into the building and people’s offices” narrative, what we are not hearing on brain-dead media is about the Antifa/BLM agents provocateurs infiltrating the many thousands of actual Trump supporters who were there to legitimately protest the stolen election.
And now we have all the condemnation of Donald Trump for allegedly encouraging or inciting his supporters to commit the above violent acts, which Trump didn’t do, as an insurrection, or sedition. Fake insurrection and fake sedition, that is.
All the idiots out there including former AG Bill Baaa and other Rethugs condemning Trump without even listening to what he said at his rally yesterday, or reading the transcript. They are ignorant fools. The Swamp contains not only psychopaths but just plain mentally deficient morons. In no way did Trump possibly do anything close to “inciting” what happened at Crapitol Hill.
So once again the brain-dead media are lying or they are just ignorant, too, or both.
And I’m not a Trump supporter, except for the tax cuts. I just wanted to put in that disclaimer. My main point is to expose the truth about a situation that “news” media won’t do, or can’t do.
So once again the Washington apparatchiks a.k.a. Swamp want to invoke the 25th Amendment or impeach The Donald on false charges of inciting riots or insurrection, that he didn’t do. The Swamp are retarded, folks.
It’s been 5 long years of Trump saying “Drain the Swamp,” and the Swamp reacting as a Swamp will react, by making things up to frame Trump on Russia collusions and Ukraine, and on and on, until when it’s time for his reelection that the Swamp knows will happen, they get desperate and make up this Covid scamdemic to use to get people to be afraid to vote in person so they will want mail-in voting so the activists who want to impose their communist coup in Amerika can do mail-in cheating which is exactly what they did, in addition to the sabotaging of the voting machines to flip votes from Trump to Biden the Alzheimer’s patient. (Did 80 million people really vote for an Alzheimer’s patient? No, they did not. That is why Kommie-la will rule very soon.)
And don’t you dare even utter “Drain the Swamp”! They’ll getchya!
So that is where we are now. You can believe what you want. And chances are, if you only get your “news” from the mainstream i.e. brain-dead media then you probably believe what they have been telling you especially about this election, Trump and Biden, Covid, Russia collusions, and all the rest.
I heard one of the talk radio personalities saying that they the Trump supporters need to now divorce themselves from the Rethuglican Party and form a new political party. Hmm, that was sure a good idea with the Orwellian-named “Libertarian” Party, or Ross Perot’s “Reform” Party. Crickets.
Good luck, Trumpsters, with your Third Party. Sadly, I think they are delusional.
And they are also deluded in their America-worship, this “America-First” sentimentality. I personally am for Freedom First, quite frankly. This experiment called America, which is now Amerika, is a failed experiment. The sooner the nationalists, Trump-supporters, conservatives and other sentimentalists wake up and realize that, the better. I have been saying for over 10 years here that the only way to restore freedom in our society, and in fact maintain this as a civilized society, is to decentralize.
Nullification and secession are good, but we need a full decentralization here. That is because government central planning doesn’t work. And the bigger the political unit, such as in our USSA now, the more that government central planning won’t work! So either people face that fact and do the decentralization thing now, and sooner rather than later, or otherwise the entire society will further collapse into further chaos, violence, destruction and real impoverishment. That means getting rid of Washington entirely. The whole apparatus there. At the very least, that is. And then each state can decentralize as well.
People need to realize that this territory is just too big to be all one single country. Hundreds of thousands of square miles in area, it’s 3 million square miles in fact, and a population of over 300 million. Too big.
For a civilized society to actually function and live in peace and prosperity, we need the society to be based on private property, private property rights, and respect for the ideas of self-ownership and the non-aggression principle, freedom of thought and conscience and freedom of association. Self-governance. But right now we do not have private property or those freedoms. Ultimately, government bureaucrats are the owners of “your” property (material property and your “own” body, as well as real estate), that’s Washington DC bureaucrats, your state bureaucrats, and your local town or city bureaucrats as well.
There are so many other points to make here, such as regarding the cultural Marxism, censorship and the Great Purges we will see in Kommie-la’s Amerika, but I just don’t have that much time now. Obviously, with all the election fraud schemes in place now, I don’t think any election from this point forward will be honest or fair. Especially U.S. presidential elections will always be rigged under such circumstances.
So many people now are totally corrupt. In politics and government, in the medical cartel, “education,” media and many corporations. Society is extremely corrupt now.
If we didn’t have government control over education, the income tax-theft (i.e. institutionalized involuntary servitude), redistribution of wealth such as for political parties, doctors and hospitals, and other fascist-communist schemes, then the people who are in the “journalism” field probably would be more honest, less lazy-minded, and not political operatives and apparatchiks for government slave masters, and thus more of the masses would actually know the truth about elections, so-called viruses, and more of the masses would not be ignorant and bamboozled as they are now.