Jacob Hornberger has a post on establishment politicians and bureaucrats (i.e. Democrats and Republicans) blocking ballot access for non-establishment (i.e. non-Democrat and non-Republican), third-party or independent candidates. I agree with him on removing the restrictions. There’s no valid reason for those restrictions. In my view, people have a right to have their name on a ballot if they want to run for public office. While Hornberger doesn’t address this, I think such a right is protected by the First Amendment.
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.
However, I do agree with Trump on the need to “Drain the Swamp!” which, sadly, he didn’t do.
The Donald is big on government central planning, and he is enamored by military and men in uniforms with lots of medals, and I absolutely do not think that way.
In fact, one authoritarian nationalist radio talk host recently was critical of some athlete who “”disrespects the flag,” and I’m saying, c’mon now, it’s a flag. If you like your flag you can keep your flag — does it matter what other people think about it or do with a flag? Nope.
But, if there were any time to “Drain the Swamp!” now is that time. USSA is quickly becoming totalitarian nutso society.
And now, Nancy Lugosi wants to have a commission to investigate wha happen on January 6th, the so-called “insurrection” that wasn’t, so what she’s really putting together is a January 6th Whitewash commission, to cover up the FBI’s role in instigating the whole riot. And cover up the role of Antifa as well.
The people who actually attended Trump’s rally that preceded the Capitol riot were wandering around the Capitol after their long walk from the rally to the Capitol in which a riot was already taking place by supposedly “Trump supporters,” and Antifa agitators/FBI agents.
The Trump supporters’ grievances were that the 2020 election was indeed stolen by way of massive widespread vote fraud. They were intending to convince then-VP Mike Pence to not approve of the election certification process.
These Swamp bureaucrat-parasites are trying to prohibit the people from exercising their right to freedom of assembly and their right to gather en masse to “speak truth to power.”
The Swamp creatures want to stifle this kind of freedom of speech which exposes their crimes against the people.
During the 2016 Presidential campaign, the Swamp creatures and their media hangers-on were disturbed by all those Trump campaign rallies with thousands and thousands of people who were not angry leftists and Marxists. So that was another reason for Covid prohibitions of “super-spreader” crowds, because the Swamp creatures were afraid of a repeat of 2016 Trump rallies.
So, the totalitarians in control now want to criminalize freedom of protest and freedom of assembly when it comes to those who disagree with the Swamp regime, but allow and promote “protest” and assembly when it comes to leftist rioters, looters, arsonists, marauders, and murderers.
The news media for months now have been referring to such election-stealing allegations as “baseless” or “without evidence.” All those court cases that were thrown out by judges like 60 or 80 cases, even though most of those judges dismissed the cases without any evidentiary hearing and without even listening to any witnesses or seeing any of the evidence prepared.
There were hundreds and hundreds of witnesses who had signed sworn affidavits testifying to the shenanigans on election day and election night, including over 100 witnesses in Michigan alone. (The affidavit-signers know that lying on an affidavit is like committing perjury while under oath in a court of law. So, would they lie on a sworn affidavit?)
On election night the vote counting was going on and it seemed obvious that Trump was winning by a lot, and the apparatchiks couldn’t stand for that, so the vote counting just stopped. Really? It just stopped? And in the swing states? And then what happened? Were the Republican poll observers being made to leave the premises? And then suitcases and coolers full of fake Biden ballots being brought in? Was all that made up by witnesses?
And now we hear that Rudy Giuliani has had his law license suspended by the New York State Supreme Court, in a ruling by fascists who accuse him of making “false and misleading statements” regarding vote fraud in the 2020 Presidential election. I don’t think the robed imbeciles showed any evidence that Giuliani’s statements were in fact false, however.
As usual with all the other shenanigans in government and elections, the media and activists will call all the vote fraud allegations “conspiracy theory” which is a phenomenon James Bovard discussed in this article. Anything that exposes government criminality is a “conspiracy theory” to its army of bureaucrats and their enablers, and their media lapdogs.
Government and its media stenographers lie about everything now.
Government and media have been lying about the Covid scamdemic for over a year now. It’s been lie after lie after lie, and it continues. The CDC openly told us they were going to count non-Covid deaths as “Covid deaths,” which they have been doing since March of last year. They have been lying about the Covid testing, reporting the mostly false positives via high cycle threshold numbers as not just “positive test results” but as “cases” whether or not people have symptoms.
And most recently they have been lying about the “Delta” variant. They have been lying about these vaccines that are not vaccines but drug treatments, whose purpose is not to prevent infections or transmission of virus but to reduce symptoms.
The most recent lie has been that “most of the Covid deaths now are of the unvaccinated,” despite the fact that plenty of people have nevertheless gotten “Covid” and died after being fully “vaccinated.”
So the lies will continue about an “insurrection” that wasn’t and while the DC gestapo holds innocent people in indefinite detention. The DC gestapo are holding people who may have been within a few thousand miles of Washington, D.C. at the time of the Capitol trespass, but only if they are Republicans, conservatives, and Trump supporters. And now we are hearing about public defenders attempting to “deprogram” some of those January 6th Trump-supporting detainees.
Meanwhile, leftist rioters, looters and arsonists get charges dropped for their rioting, looting and arson.
And that is what our third-world Amerika has become now in the Banana Republic of USSA. The inmates are running the asylum. Sad.
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.
CONgress wants to create a new “January 6th Commission,” with the stated intention of investigating the “insurrection” on the Capitol. I think this ties in with their faux “domestic terrorism” agenda. But I’m sure such a commission will be as helpful in finding out the truth as was the “9/11 Commission,” and the Warren Commission, i.e. it will be another official whitewash, to make sure the truth is not told.
And just as the Swamp uses the “news” media on TV and the New York Slimes, the Washington Pest and Big Tech social media to disseminate its propaganda, lies and utter crap for the sheeple to swallow, hook, line and sinker, the Swamp’s little “Commission” i.e. Whitewash will tell the people how the January 6th trespass and riot were an “insurrection” by Trump supporters, as incited by The Donald himself, and that the 2020 presidential election was NOT stolen!
In fact, I heard Upchuck Toady on Meet the Fake yesterday, at least the beginning of it, introducing his “special” program devoted to the “Insurrection” and the main reason why the “Insurrection” occurred: Yep, you guessed it. White Supremacy! I know, there are all these white supremacists all over. Every other person I see on the street is obviously a “White Supremacist.”
I didn’t listen to the rest of the show, which I hear on the dreadful Bloomberg Radio. And I’m trying to find the episode online now, and items online are saying that NBC actually preempted Meet the Fake yesterday with something else. So, I must have heard a rerun. And I didn’t hear any of the other Sunday fake shows because Bloomberg Radio preempted those shows with a golf tournament. Yeah, golf is something we like to hear on the RADIO!
So, Upchuck Toady seems to have an agenda of promoting false narratives like “White Supremacy!” while he and other “news”casters whitewash the Black Lives Matter (sic) riots that burned down hundreds maybe thousands of businesses in several cities, many businesses of which are were owned by black people and employed black people.
I can’t remember if what little of what I heard on Meet the Fake addressed the election fraud and the stealing of the 2020 Presidential election, which was a main reason why Trump had that January 6th rally (the rally that agents provocateurs then exploited to then cause their destruction and violence).
There was plenty of evidence of vote fraud, suppressed by the “mainstream” media that is too extreme to be “mainstream.” Why would hundreds and hundreds of witnesses sign sworn affidavits regarding the shenanigans they witnessed, including by activist fraudsters bringing in suitcases and coolers full of fake Biden ballots to stuff, after campaign workers ordered Republican observers to leave the premises, and in several of the swing states?
Anyway, along with government bureaucrats the “news journalists” have to whitewash all this to continue the false narrative that the Alzheimer’s-in-Chief Joe Biden is the legitimately elected President.
Lately it’s much harder to distinguish between the government employees/apparatchiks and the “news journalists.” That’s because many of the latter are just another part of the regime. Which is why I call them the “government media.” We now know that the Swamp exists, it’s not “conspiracy theory,” and today’s “news journalists” are mere spokespeople for the Swamp.
Many of the Swamp creatures now masquerading as “journalists” are brainwashed True Believers in their worship and glorification of the Swamp. And that is why they relentlessly went after Donald Trump with “Russia collusions” fake news and impeachment crusades — because Trump said, “Drain the Swamp!”
Anyway, whatever happened to the days when “liberals” had special programs to expose the warmongering and militarism inflicted on the rest of the world by the U.S. government in Washington? Sadly, now the “liberals” and the media ARE the warmongers. (And the propagandists and liars as well.)
So the Swamp will impose a new “commission” to “investigate” the January 6th riot, but really to cover up and suppress the truth. And the government parasites — Demoncrats and Rethuglicans — will aid and abet, right along with their lapdog propaganda cohorts in the “news” media.
Corporations including the awful Coca-Cola, Major League Baseball and politicians such as the awful Cheater-in Thief Joe Biden are threatening boycotts of Georgia because that state now has a law to strengthen election integrity.
The Democrats and “woke” morons of sports and corporations ignorantly believe that requiring an ID for someone to vote or reducing early voting or imposing more restrictions on absentee voting will harm minorities, because these “woke” morons insultingly imply that black people and other minorities are incapable of producing an ID to vote, even though they do so when ordering a drink or taking a flight at the airport, etc., and that they are incapable of planning ahead by getting an absentee ballot when they know they will be out of town on election day, or that minorities are incapable of following the instructions to prove their ID on absentee ballots. So, it’s really the Democrats who are the racists here.
The new law in Georgia doesn’t even do that much to prevent vote fraud and election cheating, in my view. It still allows early voting, which in my view means early cheating.
If there must be elections and voting, here are legitimate rules for election day, to prevent cheating and fraud:
One-day election day. Polls open at 7 AM and close at 8 or 9 PM, or variation of those times. If you can’t make it to the polls on that day, get an absentee ballot in advance and vote absentee. It’s up to the voter to plan accordingly.
No mail-in voting, other than “absentee voting” with a valid excuse.
No early voting, which is early cheating.
And show ID such as driver’s license to prove your identity. Black people should have no problem doing this just as those of any race or ethnicity should have no problem doing this. (Why do Democrat and “social justice” advocates constantly insult minorities?)
But in my view, the best answer to this problem is NOT VOTING!!
Democrats are the party who want cheating and fraud in elections. Sure, some Republicans cheat, but mainly it’s the Democrats. This is why Democrats are the party who oppose requiring ID be presented to vote (because it’s more difficult to commit vote fraud that way), why Democrats want mail-in ballots (makes ballot-stuffing easier), why Democrats want mail-in ballots to be mass-mailed to everyone everywhere (so cheaters can vote multiple times, use the names of dead people, etc.), and why mainly Democrats want early voting (so cheaters can more easily vote multiple times).
Democrats know that their message of social control and censorship, high taxation-thefts and regulatory intrusions, all which lower our standard of living and result in less prosperity and more impoverishment, is rejected by a majority of legitimate voters when elections are fair with rules in place to curtail cheating and fraud, which is why they must cheat to “win” in many cases, especially in 2020.
I predicted an election cheat-fraud fiasco early on last year.
In the 2020 presidential election, when it was obvious by later in the evening when vote counting was under way that Trump was winning by a lot, the counting stopped especially in the important swing states, Republican observers were made to leave the premises and fake Biden ballots were brought in to dump into the mix. There are hundreds and hundreds of witnesses who signed sworn affidavits testifying they experienced these kinds of shenanigans. And when cases were brought to court many of the judges dismissed the cases without seeing any evidence or hearing witnesses.
And I am not a Trump supporter. Or a Republican. While Trump’s tax cuts were helpful to spur the economy, the individual tax cuts are only temporary and will expire. So that makes Trump a conman in my view. Deregulation also helped, but otherwise he sucks. I supported Jacob Hornberger to be the Libertarian Party nominee which he should have been. Hornberger received 9,000 votes to Jo Jorgensen’s 5,000 in the primaries in states that allowed Libertarian Party primaries, but the woke-obsessed and CIA-influenced apparatchiks of the LP decided on Jorgensen anyway. I hope that Trump does not run again, because who the hell wants a 78-year-old ignoramus as President (wait, we already have one!).
Here I will repost my long list of links to articles that I posted a few months ago. No, there was no cheating or fraud in the 2020 presidential election, no. (Some links either don’t work — sorry about that — or I replaced some of them, such as with a “Wayback Machine” link.)