Jacob Hornberger: Immigration Pipe Dream at the Los Angeles Times.
Wendy McElroy: “Victim-Centered” Justice Is a Threat to Due Process.
And Veronique De Rugy: Joe Biden’s Plan for Big Government.
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.
You’ve probably heard that the Trump campaign has been accusing the Democrats of stealing the election with massive vote fraud schemes, flipping votes from Trump to Biden, bringing in coolers and suitcases full of “mail-in” ballots for Biden, etc., etc. The software for some of the machines used is by a company called “Dominion” which apparently is highly suspect.
In this video, Trump campaign attorney Sydney Powell goes over some of the details for “Greg Kelly Reports” on Newsmax TV.
However, Jon Rappoport and Tucker Carlson are asking Sydney Powell to provide evidence of her accusations. It seems to me that she and other attorney Rudy Giuliani have presented a lot of evidence, including witness sworn affidavits. Although, there is a lot of circumstantial evidence such as vote tallies occurring showing numbers that could not be possible statistically, and the sudden stopping of vote counting late election night after it was clear that Trump was winning by a wide margin, followed by a sudden increase in Biden votes appearing out of no where.
But these elections are futile, anyway. When will people learn that central planning doesn’t work? The larger the country and the larger the central government the more chaos and dysfunction you will have. All the power-seekers and power-grabbers and psychopaths are driven to the central power structure in Washington. The country needs to decentralize. I have explained all that several times here, including in this article.
I’m posting this around noon, with no word on who the next puppet will be, Trump or Biden (i.e. Harris).
The final vote tally is not yet ready, but it looks like Libertarian Party presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen is getting roughly 1 to 2% of the vote. She might as well be Lyndon LaRouche. In 2016 Gary Johnson the pothead got roughly 3.27% of the vote which was the highest ever for the LP.
I think that, had the hacks and apparatchiks of the “Libertarian” Party gone with Jacob Hornberger as their presidential nominee (the one the actual voters in the state primaries overwhelmingly voted for), there would have been a lot more enthusiasm among many in the Liberty movement, probably better publicity and more support. I am not saying that Jacob could have taken that many votes away from Trump and Biden to get much more over 3 or 4%. But, he was the better, more consistently libertarian and principled candidate.
But nooo, the hacks and apparatchiks of the “Libertarian” Party snubbed the voters of the primaries and went with the “social justice” crap, this obsession with gender and race that “social justice warriors” seem to have.
I would definitely support a 2024 LP candidate Jacob Hornberger, who will be only 74 then. Hell, I’d support Ron Paul at age 89 in 2024 for President. But, it looks like we probably won’t have an America anymore by 2024, because the Democrats and Republicans have turned the country into Amerika, and getting worse.
My preference instead is to just get rid of Washington, D.C., because it has outlasted its usefulness, whatever usefulness it ever had (which is to say, none). Decentralization is the answer to all this.
I know, I know. It is unrealistic to hope that someday the libertarian message will get across to the masses, when the government controls the education system and the mass media. That was apparent way back in 1988 after I voted for Libertarian Party nominee Ron Paul and then saw that he received just a few hundred thousand votes. The “news” media didn’t really report on his candidacy. There was no change in the reporting from the “news” media in 1992 with that election’s terrible LP nominee, Andre Marrou.
Back then, the “news” media would declare: “There are only Republican and Democrat, and that’s it.” Anyone who had views that strayed from the beloved Establishment, views that challenged the statist quo, were “fringe” or “extremists,” and shouldn’t be taken seriously.
Had today’s “news” media morons been around during the time of the American Revolution, those who promoted property rights, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence would have been run out of town and dismissed as “fringe” and “extremists,” as today’s promoters of liberty still are. Nothing has changed in all these decades in which the government has controlled education and dumbed down generations of people.
The ignorant “news” media along with the dumb-dumbs of the Democrat Party went with a corrupt Alzheimer’s sufferer as their favored candidate for President. That tells us something, doesn’t it?
And you can see how the low-IQ “news” media and their social media compadres are now not only ignoring libertarians and otherwise anti-Establishment dissidents but outright smearing, blacklisting and censoring them.
So while we’re all waiting, waiting, waiting to get final results of the election, election officials are counting, counting, counting ballots, mail-in ballots, absentee, as well as making up and stuffing ballots, putting in names of dead people, finding “lost” ballots in their car trunks and refrigerators, and more. And it’s mostly Democrats doing those cheating things.
Yes, Republicans have cheated and stolen elections or nominations, such as the Romney people stealing the nomination away from Ron Paul in 2012, but mainly it’s Democrats doing most of the cheating. They are the ones who want to extend ballot deadlines well past the date of the election, so they have more time to throw out Republican ballots and make up new ballots. The Democrats are the party of “ranked choice,” which is used to intentionally confuse voters and so the third runner-up will be the winner and not the actual top vote-getter. And the Democrats are the party who don’t want ID requirements to verify a voter’s identity. It’s easier to cheat without being required to identify yourself. Duh.
And in this election specifically, the Democrat and leftist people have shown how unhinged they are in their hatred of Donald Trump. I’ve never seen anything like it in all my years.
First they make up a “Russia collusions, interfering in the election” scheme, along with a made-up Steele dossier that was used to present false information to the FISA court to illegally spy on the Trump campaign (a collusions accusation that was all debunked by the Mueller report). And then they have a CIA “whistleblower” use an everyday phone call between Trump and the Ukrainian president to try to impeach Trump, which didn’t succeed. And then the Covid scamdemic, whose main purpose was to terrorize the masses to fear voting in person on November 3rd so they would want to mail in ballots, so the mail-in balloting could be used for massive cheating and voter fraud (like they’re doing right now). The scamdemic terrorism and panic was also used to tank the economy, and tank they did, to try to undo Trump’s economic successes with the tax-cut-stimulated economic expansion and extremely low unemployment rate.
But despite the schemes and the cheating, by extremist, unhinged low-IQ psychopaths and loony-tunes Democrats and their “national security” partners, Trump will probably still win reelection. Nancy Lugosi will begin the first of many impeachment proceedings because she and the other wackos just don’t like him. But the House will stay under Democrat control for that wonderful gridlock. If you’re pro-liberty, should should appreciate gridlock. And if Biden still wins, the Senate looks like it will remain Republican controlled to slow down the Democrats in the Soviet-clone communist paradise they are drooling to inflict on the rest of us.
Ignorant, government-loving Trump still hasn’t drained the swamp, and it doesn’t seem he ever will. Not with Jeff Sessions, Bill Barr, Chris Wray and Gina Haspel, as well as the Goldman Sachs crowd including Steven Mnuchin. And all the military generals Trump has surrounded himself with, all those horrible interventionists, neocons, militarists, globalists, etc.
In 2012 there was a good chance that a Republican presidential nominee Ron Paul could have ousted Obama, because Dr. Paul was the only candidate who was beating Obama in the polls in head-to-head matches. Romney is…whatever.
But the truth is, the only way now to save our hanging-by-a-thread civilized society is to decentralize the society. That means getting rid of the government in Washington, even through secession if necessary. Such a notion bothers a lot of people who are long-time nationalists, like most conservatives especially. But that is what needs to be done. Otherwise, it is becoming Soviet Union 2.0 and that’s not good.
Another slow news week in Amerika, USSA. Coronavirus COVID-19 panic and hysteria that’s more dangerous than the actual virus itself, Undemocratic primaries and caucuses, tornadoes in Tennessee.
Is there any good news? Well, yes, the good news is that coronavirus COVID-19 probably isn’t as serious for most of the people as it could have been. It isn’t H1N1, or Anthrax. But the political situation, this 2020 election that began on November 8, 2016, is soooo unendingly annoying.
However, as the Presidential primaries and caucuses continue, there are other winners besides the major party candidates the media are obsessed with.
For instance, Jacob Hornberger won the Minnesota caucuses and California primary for the Libertarian Party. In North Carolina, Jacob was the top actual vote-getting candidate with 8.7% while “None of the Above” won with close to 30%.
Why don’t the media cover the Libertarian Party? I don’t think we can blame the government-run education system, because even during the 1980s the media would not cover the Libertarian Party, who are often mislabeled as “fringe,” even though it’s the goddamned Democrat and Republican parties who are “fringe” in their extreme statism and policies that the reasonable and rational “Founding Fathers” would NEVER have approved of! The Democrat and Republican policies are what the early Americans and Revolutionaries escaped from!
But with the Democrat party in this primary season, we can clearly see how “the fix is in.” The Democrat head honchos are rigging the primaries once again. This time they are favoring Joe Biden. One after another, the remaining “moderates” are dropping out of the race and endorsing the Alzheimer’s patient. Ans yes Biden clearly has Alzheimer’s.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Michael Bloomberg all endorsed Biden. Why would anyone in his right mind endorse someone who doesn’t know what state he’s in most of the time, and who is clearly in a major cognitive decline?
So, the Democrat higher-ups are telling the other candidates to drop out and endorse Biden. And it seems to me they are telling other “Important People” like Cher to endorse an Alzheimer’s patient. (Maybe Cher is in a mental decline?)
Caitlin Johnstone details the many occasions that Biden demonstrates why he needs to be in a nursing home, not the White House. Video after video after video. And people really voted for him in the primaries? However, some people in the comments are saying they had no idea he was that bad. Had they known…and all that. So, don’t people actually listen to the news? Are millions and millions of people that far gone, that far hypnotized by their stupid little devices like zombies?
By the way, elderly people aren’t the only ones with dementia, or early onset dementia. “Between 2013 and 2017, early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s diagnoses increased by 83% among commercially insured Americans aged 30 to 44,” according Philly Voice as reported by Activist Post, with some references to cell phone use.
I can’t imagine Joe Biden as President. Who in his right mind wants this guy’s “finger on the button”? (I know I don’t.)
This tells me that they are letting Biden “win” all the delegates, which I am suspicious of, because on the news when reporters would informally poll people leaving the polling stations I heard several say they voted for Bloomberg. But Bloomberg apparently only got .000000001% of the vote, or something like that. I know I’m close. (You see what hundreds of millions of dollars will buy you in politics? Nuttin’! So much for “buying the election,” Liawatha.)
So, I think it’s ALL rigged. And so much for the “Democrat” party that doesn’t believe in “democracy.” It’s the “Undemocratic” Party. Another example is how they are now rigging the next debate to exclude Tulsi Gabbard even though she qualifies for it with her having received a delegate in a primary.
No, the voters who are members of the Democrat party do not get to hear another alternative to the two old drooling geezers, Biden and Bernie Sanders. And make sure there are plenty of restrictions in getting non-Establishment candidates on ballots in future primaries, Undemocrats. The voters do not have a say in these processes, only the “cigar-chomping” party leaders, hacks, hooligans and gangsters.
Anyway, if the Democrats “nominate” Biden, they will either replace him at the convention with Hillary or Michelle Obama, or tell him to pick one of those for VP. Then if elected he would step down and we would then have our “First Woman President,” which is debatable with those two.
And while I’ve been critical of the Libertarian Party in the past, at least they might have someone who understands the principles of freedom and non-aggression, private property rights and freedom of association. If they nominate Jacob Hornberger for President, he will not be another Gary Johnson, or another Bob Barr.
Unfortunately, Hornberger doesn’t want to get rid of the U.S. government’s centralized power apparatus altogether, which is what really needs to be done to restore our freedom, prosperity, and a peaceful society. But he’s certainly a lot closer to Ron Paul and Harry Browne, that’s for sure.
The next Libertarian Party primaries and caucuses will be in Missouri, Ohio, New York, Nebraska. And then after the LP’s national convention there are further primaries and caucuses in Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Dakota and D.C. (There’s a Libertarian Party in Washington, D.C.? Who knew?)
Are you a voter? I’m not.