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Jacob Hornberger: Needed: A New System. (I’m verklempt.)

Ron Paul: The Trump Political Show Trial

Vasko Kohlmayer: Coming Soon: State-Mandated Abuse of Children

James Bovard: The TSA’s New Mask Mandate.

Dave DeCamp: Biden to Continue Seeking Extradition of Julian Assange. (Bush, Obama, Trump, Obiden — they’re all the same.)

Thomas DiLorenzo: The Crime Against Black People Perpetrated by the Public School Teachers Unions, and A Little Superbowl Math

Robert Wenzel: How to Choke the Woke

Brad Polumbo: The Democrats Just Reintroduced a Labor Law that Would Destroy Uber—And It Could Actually Pass This Time.

Lew Rockwell: A Penchant for Controlling Others

Lewis Andrews: The Public School Monopoly is Immoral.

And Dex Bahr: Tom Brady Is the Left’s Worst Nightmare.

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Caitlin Johnstone: Everything About The Biden Administration Is Fake.

Michael Snyder: Guess Which Side The Corporate Media Is Taking In The GameStop Story…

Robert Wheeler: America’s Trust in the Mainstream Media Hits an All-Time Low and “Journalists” Are Shocked.

Philip Weiss: AIPAC Demands NBC Retract Report on NSC Aide Who’s a Big Donor to Lobby Group– and NBC Complies!

David Iglesias: Biden Seeks to Finish off Struggling Business Owners.

Jon Rappoport: Official Covid Death Numbers: the Fraud, the Killing.

Children’s Health Defense: Children’s Health Defense Team’s Letter Regarding Medical Ethics, Emergency Use Products, Voluntary Testing & Vaccine Safety.

Laurence Vance: The Real Problem with Biden’s “Buy American” Policy.

Ted Galen Carpenter: The National Security State Shields One of Its Own Miscreants–Again.

Moon of Alabama: More Cyber Crimes, Attributed To Russia, Are Shown To Have Come From Elsewhere.

Donald Boudreaux: Business Should Fight Back Against Controls.

National Security Archive: Rumsfeld Lacked Intel on Who The Enemies Were Two Years After Afghanistan Invasion, Newly Published “Snowflakes” Show.

And MassPrivateI: Police To Use A Network Of 1,000 “Anveshak” AI Cameras To “Spotlight” A Person’s Every Movement.

News and Commentary from the “New Normal” Soviet Amerika

Jon Rappoport: Why Do Hypocritical Officials Violate Their Own COVID rules?

James Bovard: The Official Whitewash of the Killing of Duncan Lemp.

Ludwig von Mises: Socialism vs. Economic Freedom. In a capitalist system, the consumers are the boss, not the State.

Phillip Magness: Lockdowns are Killing Young Adults.

Matt Agorist: Police Keep Secret List of Kids with Bad Grades Labeling Them “Potential Criminals”

Prosecution of Assange Is an Attack on Our Own Humanity.

Fraser Myers: Lockdown: a Deadly, Failed Experiment.

Becky Akers: Face Masks: New Year, Old War.

Big League Politics: Reigning U.S. ‘Teacher of the Year’ Urges ‘Heroes’ to Commit Terror Attacks Against Republican Lawmakers.

Hannah Cox: What Is Section 230 and Why Do Trump and His Allies Want to Repeal It?

Joseph Mercola: COVID Conflicts: Asymptomatic Testing, Lack of Danger to Kids

And Gregory Bresiger: Decentralize New York City!

Is There Still Hope?

Brandon Smith: Conservatives and Others Should Not Support Martial Law — Instead Support Localism and Unite Against The Globalist Reset.

Brian Shilhavy: Moderna Experimental mRNA Vaccine Issued Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA Illegally.

The Healthy American: Science Says Healthy People Should Not Wear Masks.

Mac Slavo: Just In Time For The Vaccine: A New COVID Strain Has Been Found.

Ludwig von Mises: Individualism and the Industrial Revolution.

Newsmax: Outspoken Georgia Poll Workers Barred From Senate Runoffs.

Gateway Pundit: Georgia Supreme Court Slow Walks President Trump’s Lawsuit Claiming Election Fraud – Case Yet to Be Assigned a Judge.

And New York Post: Uproar at NYC Posh Dalton School after Faculty Issues 8-Page Anti-Racism Manifesto.

Carl Watner Has Died

One prominent member of the libertarian movement was Carl Watner, who died of cancer last week. He was born in 1948.

Murray Rothbard may have been “Mr. Libertarian,” but Carl Watner was “Mr. Voluntaryist,” in my opinion. All things voluntary, and views guided by the non-aggression principle.

Wendy McElroy writes:

It is with deep sorrow that I announce the death of Carl Watner, who was the primary hand in founding the modern Voluntaryist movement in the early 1980s. He worked tirelessly and without complaint, day in and day out for decades, expressing his principles through his prolific writing, his character, and his actions. I will never meet his like again. I was lucky to have known him at all.

Carl died at home on Tuesday after a long and brave fight against cancer. He was surrounded by a loving family, including his remarkable wife Julie, and he was in no pain. I asked. Carl will be cremated and laid to rest in a Baltimore cemetery that his family owned for many years and where he will be joining three generations of the Watner family.

I cannot imagine the world or the movement without Carl. He was an irreplaceable friend and colleague. Good journey, Carl.

Carl Watner’s ideas and writing had an influence on me in my own libertarian thinking, such as in my views on the immigration issue.

Carl Watner started the Voluntaryist Newsletter with Wendy McElroy and George H. Smith in 1982. Here is the Voluntaryist website, and here is the Table of Contents for the Voluntaryist Newsletter. He wrote an essay in 2014 on what Voluntaryism means to him.

And here are some of my favorite articles by Carl that I have posted links to here on this blog. I’m sure you will find them as enlightening and interesting as I did.

Every State a Police State.

Am I An American Citizen and What Might It Mean?

Voluntaryist Resistance

Poisoning the Public Mind: Why Real Dissent Must Be Silenced

Life, Liberty, and Quackery From A Voluntaryist Perspective

Why I Oppose Government Enumeration

Without Firing A Single Shot: Voluntaryist Resistance and Societal Defense

“The Illusion Is Liberty – The Reality Is Leviathan”: A Voluntaryist Perspective on the Bill of Rights

Non-Voting

Is Voting an Act of Violence?

Ropes of Sand: Voluntaryism and Secessionism

The Tragedy of Political Government

Besides his articles at the Voluntaryist Newsletter, here are some of his other articles and papers at the Mises Institute, and Reason magazine. And voluntaryist books are available at the Voluntaryist website, including his own book on Homeschooling (also available at Amazon).

RIP, Carl.

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Brian Shilhavy: Oregon Pediatrician Publishes Study Comparing His Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Patients, Then Has His Medical License Suspended.

Robert Wenzel: New York Times Columnist: ‘It’s Time to Scare People About Covid’

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Sausage Making at FDA: How Human Cancer Cells Got Into Vaccines.

Ron Paul: Congress Again Proves that the Business of Washington is War

J.D. Tuccille: In a Complex World, Politicians Have a Simple Demand: More Power.

Ray McGovern: Why Michael Morell Cannot Be CIA Director.

Activist Post: The Big Tech Exodus Has Begun — Join Us! (Updated)

Arjun Walia: Ex-Pharmaceutical Rep and Whistleblower Brandy Vaughan Found Dead After Warning People To Investigate Her Death.

Martin Armstrong: The Supreme Court’s Claim of Discretion is Unconstitutional.

Jacob Hornberger: Call the Assassination Records Review Board Back into Existence.

Brett Wilkins: Peace Group Warns Against Making NDAA Fight All About Trump.

And Life Site: World’s biggest vaccine company sues COVID shot volunteer who spoke about negative side effects.

Peggy Hall on Lockdowns: Businesses Just Stay Open!!

It appears that we are in a new phase or regression back to unconstitutional fascist government orders for businesses to close or have “reduced capacity,” etc. This despite plenty of evidence that lockdowns and shutting down the economy have down WAY more harm than good. (They have done NO good at ALL!!)

Here is Peggy Hall of TheHealthyAmerican.org saying, “Businesses Just Stay Open!!!” and explaining in this rant that you own your own business, not the government, and you have a right to stay open. Government bureaucrats do not have the legal authority to order you to close or stay at home without due process. If you are in violation of actual laws, such as selling alcohol to minors, or if you have an actual restraining order against you, well that’s different. Otherwise, you have a right to go about your life, businesses stay open, and tell fascists to go jump in a lake. And she begins by directing people to her online courses and seminars, with a lengthy “epic rant” that follows.

Here is the BitChute page for that video.

USSA News and Commentary

Antony Mueller: No Privacy, No Property: The World in 2030 According to the World Economic Forum.

Mollie Hemingway: No, The Georgia Vote-Counting Video Was Not ‘Debunked.’ Not Even Close

Don Boudreaux: Drop the “It’s Guided by the Science” Pretext.

Kyle Ward: The Game Is Rigged against Workers in an Interventionist Economy.

Becky Akers: COVIDCommunism

Joseph Mercola: Emergency COVID-19 Vaccines May Cause Massive Side Effects

Brandon Smith: The Leftist Obsession With Parler Reveals Their Infatuation With Thought Control.

Gateway Pundit: YouTube Announces New Censorship Rules – Will Take Down Videos Alleging Fraud and Disputing 2020 U.S. Presidential Election Results.

Jacob Hornberger: Fraud Asserters Perform a Valuable Service to America.

Aaron Maté: OPCW Executives Praised Whistleblower and Criticized Syria Cover-Up, Leaks Reveal.

And Doug Bandow: President-Elect Biden Should Reset Relations with Cuba.

On the Right of the People to Nullify Federal Diktats

It looks like we will have a turn to the left with more socialism if Joe Biden gets in power, which means President Kamala Harris, and probably AOC as the Speech and Thought Commissar who will distribute a long list of those the administration has determined to be “racists,” etc, i.e. anyone who disagrees with the Regime.

So this will be a time in which those who believe in the freedom and principles of the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights will have to seriously consider, if not full secession and genuine independence then nullification of the further federal edicts that Biden or Harris will attempt to shove down our throats. (And this isn’t just because of the illegitimacy of their presidency given that they imposed a coup via a massive organized racketeering operation of fraud and vote tampering and fabricating.)

To get a good idea on the right and importance of nullification, I recommend Tom Woods’s book from 2010, Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century. Here it is at the Mises Institute store, and Amazon.

I have quoted before from this blog post by Tom Woods and will again, in his explanation of the relationship between the states and the federal government:

If you and I give a third person (call him Person C) a limited power of attorney to help govern our affairs, and that person oversteps the boundaries outlined in the contract we signed, who gets to decide if Person C is in violation of the contract? Is it Person C himself? Or is it you and I, the people who wrote and signed the limited power of attorney in the first place? Likewise, the states, as the principals to the constitutional compact, have a far better logical claim to be the judges of constitutionality than their agent, the federal government.

In Woods’s Liberty Classroom page on nullification, he writes:

1) The states preceded the Union.  The Declaration of Independence speaks of “free and independent states” that “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.” The British acknowledged the independence not of a single blob, but of individual states, which they proceeded to list one by one. Article II of the Articles of Confederation says the states “retain their sovereignty, freedom, and independence”; they must have enjoyed that sovereignty in the past in order for them to “retain” it in 1781 when the Articles were officially adopted.  The ratification of the Constitution was accomplished not by a single, national vote, but by the individual ratifications of the various states, each assembled in convention.

2) In the American system no government is sovereign.  The peoples of the states are the sovereigns.  It is they who apportion powers between themselves, their state governments, and the federal government.  In doing so they are not impairing their sovereignty in any way. To the contrary, they are exercising it.

3) Since the peoples of the states are the sovereigns, then when the federal government exercises a power of dubious constitutionality on a matter of great importance, it is they themselves who are the proper disputants, as they review whether their agent was intended to hold such a power.  No other arrangement makes sense.  No one asks his agent whether the agent has or should have such-and-such power.  In other words, the very nature of sovereignty, and of the American system itself, is such that the sovereigns must retain the power to restrain the agent they themselves created.  James Madison explains this clearly in the famous Virginia Report of 1800.

There is further information on that Nullification resource page. And Woods answers some of the objections to Nullification, such as the claims that it violates the Constitution’s supremacy clause, that it doesn’t appear in the Constitution, that the Supreme Court ruled against the idea, that it was used by the southern states to defend slavery, and other objections.

So of course people have the right to live their lives however they want, as long as they are peaceful. Given that the Declaration of Independence recognizes the unalienable right of each individual to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, then of course the people of the states have a right to nullify federal diktats.

For example, healthcare. As I wrote in my June of 2011 article on disobeying dictators,

Now, by “disobeying dictators,” I am not advocating violence, but only that people live their lives as they see fit, as long as they do not intrude on anyone else’s equal right to do the same with their lives. So there comes a time when civil disobedience is in order. By civil disobedience, I mean acting in defiance of government-imposed rules and dictates that have nothing to do with protecting life, liberty and property. This includes individual- or state-nullification of federal orders. I believe in the Non-Aggression Principle and oppose the use of aggression as an initiated means toward an end.

Like in the old Soviet Union, Obama’s government-controlled medical scheme will not only be harmful medically, but the increasing police state we are experiencing will be used to enforce the controls, and also will be used against individuals who show dissent from the government’s authoritarian dictates.

We The People don’t need all that, and we don’t want it. We want freedom and peace. (At least I do.)

Now, what would happen if doctor’s offices, hospitals, medical equipment manufacturers, drug and supplement makers, and insurers just decided to do their business with their consumers – honestly and peacefully, and without aggression or fraud – and totally ignore federal regulations, mandates, fees, licensure laws and other intrusions? Frankly, those intrusions’ only real purpose is to protect established physicians and businesses’ profits from prospective competitors and start-ups. (The medical establishment was already corrupt well before ObamaCare.)

The contracts involved in the relationships between doctors or other medical providers and patients, or between insurers and patients, are private contracts, and third parties such as government bureaucrats sticking their big noses into those private contracts are committing acts of criminality, of trespassing, in my opinion.

Acts of nullification are necessary for Americans to be better served in their medical needs. With freedom, the consumers would determine what is needed, not the government, and the producers would serve the consumers – quality of medical care would then rise and the prices would fall.

So I definitely recommend Tom Woods’s book on nullification, which people should send to their state legislators and even their U.S. congressmen and senators.

On the Amazon page it quotes “from the inside flap”:

Unconstitutional laws are pouring out of Washington…but we can stop them.

Just ask Thomas Jefferson. There is a “rightful remedy” to federal power grabs–it’s called Nullification.

In Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century, historian and New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Woods, Jr. explains not only why nullification is the constitutional tool the Founders envisioned, but how it works–and has already been employed in cases ranging from upholding the First Amendment to knocking down slave laws before the Civil War. In Nullification, Woods shows:

* How the states were meant to be checks against federal tyranny–and how a growing roster of governors and state attorneys general are recognizing they need to become that again
* Why the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution reinforces the rights of states to nullify unconstitutional laws
* Why it was left to the states to uphold the simple principle that an unconstitutional law is no law at all
* Why, without nullification, ordinary Americans will continue to suffer the oppression of unjust, unconstitutional laws
* PLUS thorough documentation of how the Founding Fathers believed nullification could be applied

Nullification is not just a book–it could become a movement to restore the proper constitutional limits of the federal government. Powerful, provocative, and timely, Nullification is sure to stir debate and become a constitutional handbook for all liberty-loving Americans.

We already have a lot of federal bureaucracies and agencies which shouldn’t exist and should be abolished along with all of their regulations and fees and fines. None of them is authorized by the U.S. Constitution, and if they exist, then the people have a right to nullify them. Of course, it is helpful if such nullification is made official in state laws by the state legislatures.

More News and Commentary from Good ol’ USSA, Orwellian Amerika

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Daniel McAdams: Inside the US Mental Ward

Janet Phelan: DOJ Asserts It Can Kill Anyone, Anywhere and Claim “State Secrets”

Donald Boudreaux: Tyranny Unmasked.

Joseph Mercola: Former Pfizer Science Officer Reveals Great COVID-19 Scam

Children’s Health Defense: COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Widespread, Even Among Medical Professionals.

Glenn Greenwald: A Long-Forgotten CIA Document From WikiLeaks Sheds Critical Light on Today’s U.S. Politics and Wars.

Jacob Hornberger: The CIA’s Anti-Democracy Actions.

Laurence Vance: Heroes True and False

Bill Muehlenberg: We’ve Been Warned About the Great Reset and Technocrat Tyranny.

Brett Wilkins: Peace Groups Blast Biden’s DNI Pick Over Links to Drones, Torture, and Mass Surveillance.

Jon Miltimore: Colorado County Refuses to Enforce Lockdowns as Civil Disobedience Spreads Across America.

The Last Refuge: Boston Authorities Contemplate Private Property Confiscation Under Guise of COVID Compliance, and Fundamental Chains.

The Federalist: Amazon Censors Alex Berenson’s Booklet Pointing Out Face Mask Ineffectiveness

Big League Politics: COVER-UP: Whitmer Admin Says ‘Records Do Not Exist’ Pertaining to $25 Million Dominion Contract Set Up by Democrat Official.

And Gateway Pundit: Wisconsin Group Is Filing Emergency Petition After Finding 150,000 Potentially Fraudulent Votes.

Are You Reading This? You Go to Gulag!

James Corbett: COVID-911: From Homeland Security to Biosecurity (Important point: “The ‘terrorist’ label is replaced by the ‘asymptomatic carrier’ label and all the machinery of the police state is wielded against everyone who opposes the biosecurity takeover.”)

Ron Paul: Question ‘The Science’? Go To Gulag!

Becky Akers: More Evidence That the USSA Has Become China

Caitlin Johnstone: On Vote Shaming: 21 Ways Supporting The US Establishment Is Worse Than Voting Third Party.

Jim Davies: Anti-Fascist Fascists.

Paul Craig Roberts: The COVID Deception.

Eric Boehm: Rand Paul, Tulsi Gabbard, Thomas Massie, Ron Wyden Join Forces To Unplug the President’s ‘Internet Kill Switch’

Kevin Gosztola: Prosecutors’ Password-Cracking Conspiracy Theory Against Julian Assange Unravels at Extradition Trial.

Robert Wenzel: On Recruiting Politicians to the Libertarian Cause

Jason Ditz: TikTok Isn’t A Threat To Our Privacy And Security, But The NSA Is

Jon Rappoport: Could the COVID Vaccine Be Canceled Before the First Injection?

Joseph Mercola: What You Need To Know About the Act of 1986

Laurence Vance: Time To End Ridiculous Prostitution Laws

Jacob Hornberger: So Much for Income Tax Privacy.

Richard Ebeling: Stakeholder Fascism Means More Loss of Liberty

Jefferson Morley: ‘Last Narc’: Did the CIA Do Business With Drug Traffickers?

And Charles Burris: Sunrise Exposed — More Evidence of the Planned Chaos and Strategy of Tension Leading to the November Color Revolution Aimed at Destroying the American Republic