Why Is Putin Invading Ukraine? Will He Nuke the Ukrainians?

February 28, 2022

Why exactly is Putin invading and attacking Ukraine? Supposedly he is paranoid about Ukraine possibly joining NATO which may allow the U.S. regime to put its military bases in Ukraine, or allow more NATO forces in Ukraine, a little too close for Putin’s liking.

There is the theory that the CIA is coercing or blackmailing or otherwise provoking Putin to start this invasion so that the “news” in the U.S. media would be “Ukraine-Ukraine-Ukraine” 24-7, as it has been, and pay much less attention to the Covid fiasco and how many more people are catching on to what a scam the whole 2-year Covid has been. As Jon Rappoport points out, the Covid false narrative is collapsing all over.

But also we know that the Pentacon and Joint Chiefs don’t like peace. And, like George H.W. Bush and his cronies in 1990 seeing the Soviet Union collapsing and bringing the Cod War to an end and starting a whole new conflict with a whole new enemy, the warmongers in Warshington want new conflicts and a new Cold War to justify their skyrocketing military-security-complex budgets (at taxpayers’ expense, of course).

“Oh, the War Party wouldn’t do that, and cause the kinds of havoc in Ukraine that’s going on now, they wouldn’t do that!” Well, they have done all that and more. The aforementioned George H.W. Bush 1991 war against Iraq and sanctions and no-fly zones imposed on the Iraqi people for no good reason, included bombing and destroying their civilian water and sewage treatment facilities which caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands by the mid-1990s. This created a lot of blowback, which in my view was the point of it.

Among the blowback were the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, other bombings and of course 9/11, which wouldn’t have happened had H.W. not started his war of aggression in 1991. Then his son, George W. Bush, started his own wars of aggression for no good reason.

Unfortunately, many people in America are filled with government- and media-propelled propaganda throughout the 1990s and 2000s justifying all the militarism and warmongering and war crimes inflicted by the U.S. government in Washington.

Bureaucrats are evil sadists. Maybe one of these days those who are more believing of warmongers in Warshington will finally wake up to the truth.

And I heard people on the radio saying how proud they were that regular Ukrainian citizens were taking up arms and fighting back against Putin’s army. Okay…

However, many Americans, such as those who strongly believe in American Exceptionalism, during the 2000s were not exactly praising of the Iraqi people who tried to defend their country and territory and their homes and businesses against the invading army with the Iraq War(s). When Americans are the invaders, that’s different!

In fact, U.S. soldiers when they invaded Iraq during the 2000s confiscated the Iraqi people’s firearms (like good little communists would do), going door to door, house to house to rob the people of their means of self-defense. But that’s okay, those Iraqi victims were “militants,” “terrorists,” “towel-heads,” and so on, which was what I heard from the talk radio crowd during the 2000s. American Exceptionalism means that “we” can violate the rights of foreigners, but “they” may not. But I digress.

Back to the Ukraine issue.

Some people are concerned that the crazed Putin might launch a nuclear strike on Ukraine, which would probably start a full nuclear war. But I think (or hope) that the military apparatus in Russia under Putin would overrule such an order to launch a nuclear strike, as the Pentagon and Joint Chiefs of Staff would do here in the United State. At least, that is what I had heard about the military apparatus in Washington. (You think the President is in charge of those kinds of things? Heh.)

To conclude, Murray Rothbard had some important comments on the possible use or existence of nuclear bombs:

It has often been maintained, and especially by conservatives, that the development of the horrendous modern weapons of mass murder (nuclear weapons, rockets, germ warfare, etc.) is only a difference of degree rather than kind from the simpler weapons of an earlier era. Of course, one answer to this is that when the degree is the number of human lives, the difference is a very big one. But another answer that the libertarian is particularly equipped to give is that while the bow and arrow and even the rifle can be pinpointed, if the will be there, against actual criminals, modern nuclear weapons cannot. Here is a crucial difference in kind. Of course, the bow and arrow could be used for aggressive purposes, but it could also be pinpointed to use only against aggressors. Nuclear weapons, even “conventional” aerial bombs, cannot be. These weapons are ipso facto engines of indiscriminate mass destruction. (The only exception would be the extremely rare case where a mass of people who were all criminals inhabited a vast geographical area.) We must, therefore, conclude that the use of nuclear or similar weapons, or the threat thereof, is a sin and a crime against humanity for which there can be no justification.

This is why the old cliché no longer holds that it is not the arms but the will to use them that is significant in judging matters of war and peace. For it is precisely the characteristic of modern weapons that they cannot be used selectively, cannot be used in a libertarian manner. Therefore, their very existence must be condemned, and nuclear disarmament becomes a good to be pursued for its own sake. And if we will indeed use our strategic intelligence, we will see that such disarmament is not only a good, but the highest political good that we can pursue in the modern world. For just as murder is a more heinous crime against another man than larceny, so mass murder—indeed murder so widespread as to threaten human civilization and human survival itself—is the worst crime that any man could possibly commit. And that crime is now imminent. And the forestalling of massive annihilation is far more important, in truth, than the demunicipalization of garbage disposal, as worthwhile as that may be. Or are libertarians going to wax properly indignant about price control or the income tax, and yet shrug their shoulders at or even positively advocate the ultimate crime of mass murder?

Why Did Trudeau Reverse Course on Covid Protesters’ Banks?

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has reversed course on his fascistically cracking down on Covid protesters and their supporters and donors’ banks and financial institutions, apparently.

The Last Refuge reports:

And yes, as we suspected, it was almost certainly contact from the World Economic Forum to Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland that triggered the change in position.

When Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced they would use the Emergency Act declaration to target the financial support systems, banks and accounts of the people who were protesting against COVID mandates, they not only undermined the integrity of the Canadian banking system – but they also inadvertently stuck a wrench into the plans of the World Economic Forum and the collaborative use of the Canadian Bankers Association to create a digital id.

If the Canadian government can arbitrarily block citizen access to their banking institution without any due process, what does that say about the system the Canadian Banking Association (CBA) was putting into place as part of their Digital ID network?

If the CBA digital identity were in place, the same people targeted by Trudeau’s use of the Emergency Act would have their entire identity blocked by the same government measures.  The realization of the issue, reflected by a severe undermining of faith in the banking system, is a dramatic problem for those working to create and promote the Digital ID.

It is not coincidental the financial targeting mechanism deployed by Trudeau/Freeland, the Canadian banking system, is the same system being used to create the digital identity.  As a result of the government targeting bank accounts, Finance Minister Freeland just created a reference point for those who would argue against allowing the creation of a comprehensive digital identity.

And see this timely article by Derrick Broze on the coming terror of social impact finance and social credit scores.

More News and Commentary

Jon Rappoport: The Test for Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum

Laurence Vance: Ron Paul Was Right about Ukraine

David Stockman: George Kennan Warned NATO Expansion Would Lead to This

Scott McPherson: The Militia Is More Important Than Ever

Joseph Mercola: How to End Vaccine Mandates — a History Lesson

Hans-Hermann Hoppe: The Ethics and Economics of Private Property

Glenn Greenwald: War Propaganda about Ukraine Becoming More Militaristic, Authoritarian, and Reckless

Andrew Napolitano: Military Torturers at Guantanamo Bay

Jacob Sullum: Grabbing Guns Won’t Reduce Urban Violence

Free Keene: NHExit.com Statement on Kremlin Invasion of Ukraine

Lew Rockwell: Keep U.S. Out of War

Kerry McDonald: Gender Inequality Isn’t the Problem with the Military Draft

Daniel McAdams: Washington’s Crocodile Tears over Ukraine’s Destruction

And Thomas DiLorenzo: Conclusive and Undeniable: Lincoln Owned and Sold Slaves

Our Struggle Against Fascism (or Communism) in the West

February 24, 2022

I have been using the words “fascist” and “fascism” a lot recently, especially in my previous essay referring to the Covid fascists. And I wanted to clarify what I mean by fascism.

Fascism is very similar to socialism, which is considered to be government ownership of the means of production, industry, and property.

There is little difference between socialism and fascism, and between socialism and communism. I didn’t want to get into the technical details on all that here. For that you can read Socialism and Communism by Ludwig von Mises, Fascism versus Capitalism by Lew Rockwell, Socialism: an Economic and Sociological Analysis by Ludwig von Mises, and maybe even Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman, if you are interested.

But as I explained here, one of the important means of production is the people. So when you have government ownership of the means of production, which includes the people, you have enslavement of the people.

Some like to define socialism as “public ownership” of the means of production etc. but really the government is the ultimate owner. So, it’s government ownership.

And who is “the government”? Politicians and bureaucrats really, who have acquired their ownership certainly not based on legitimate means of acquiring ownership, as you well know.

But fascism is really a form of socialism, in which the bureaucrats are the ultimate owners of the means of production, industry and property (and the people), but supposedly in a system of officially private ownership, not collective ownership. But such private ownership is only on paper, because when the ultimate decision-makers and authorities are the bureaucrats, then really the bureaucrats are the ultimate owners.

That means that all government-imposed regulations, zoning rules, mandates and prohibitions involving people and their alleged “private” property, are examples of fascism.

One obvious example of fascism is the collection of Covid policies over the past two years now. When a bureaucrat like your corrupt  governor orders a business to be closed down, without any actual legal complaint against the business, without a reason to suspect the business to be engaged in some criminality, fraud or theft, without any semblance of due process, yes, that’s fascism.

In a free society, regardless of a virus going through the area, if a ruling bureaucrat wanted a business to be shut down, the bureaucrat would have to by law respect the business’s right to due process: there would have to be a legitimate reason to order the business shut down, such as a reason to believe the business to be a “threat to the public health,” with evidence to back up that allegation, or a reason to suspect the business of some actual crime against an actual victim, with evidence to back up the allegation.

But in our fascist society, the bureaucrats have been ordering businesses shut down (and giving some loony-tunes rules like in Massachusetts and New Hampshire in which you can be open until a certain time and can only provide beverages but not food or whatever crap the governor wants to make up). Governors and other madmen (or madpeople, I should say) have also been ordering churches to be closed down. Now that’s a fascist.

Such bureaucrats are violating the people’s Fifth Amendment rights as well as their First Amendment rights. So as you can see, here in the U.S. the bureaucrats and their enforcers are violating their Constitutional oaths constantly. Do they even have a Constitution in Canada?

In Canada, the bureaucrats up there have been arresting ministers who have kept their churches open in disobedience of the bureaucrats’ fascist orders. Some of the crap we have been seeing by openly fascist bureaucrats has been utterly absurd.

I think that whether you call those government criminals (sorry for the redundancy) “fascists” or “communists,” those words mean the same thing, in my view.

The war on drugs is another example of fascism in Western society (and the “East,” the Middle East, and all points between).

In a free society the individual’s right of self-ownership is a given. You own your own life and your own body and you will put into your own body or ingest whatever foods or drugs or chemicals you decide to do. That’s self-ownership in a free society.

But in a fascist society, which is what ours is, the government owns your body. The government will decide what you may or may not put into “your” body. You must obey.

And the bureaucrats’ police will enforce those edicts and prohibitions with guns, clubs, tasers, and all the rest, and they will be rubber-stamped by the judicial morons in the government courts, including the Harvtards of the Supreme Court.

And in a fascist society not only do we have government-imposed prohibitions of bodily ingestions, but government-imposed mandates of bodily ingestions such as vaccines (in today’s case “vaccines” like mRNA drugs that are not vaccines).

And many hospitals and businesses may still be “privately” owned on paper, but are really de facto government owned because of all their tax-funded handouts and government-imposed regulations.

In that regard of Covid fascism, if someone mistakenly finds oneself in the hospital “with Covid,” and requests (or even demands) to be given alternative medication rather than the hospital’s own protocol of killer remdesivir and ventilators there are many Nurse Ratcheds and Joan Crawfords now who refuse to let the patients have their requested alternative.

In our fascist society, the Government/Pharma/Medical complex has been breeding medical “professionals” to be authoritarian, mindless robots obediently following the orders of the Regime. What do they think this is, Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union?

Hmm, why do many conservatives oppose vaccine mandates or hospital/government prohibitions of alternative treatments, but support prohibitions of drugs? (After all, I guess they do love their booze, so we can’t prevent them from getting drunk, god forbid.)

And in our fascist society we have millions of people who demand that you use certain pronouns even if such pronouns are incorrect. There are many zombies now who must have control over what other people say and how they say it. Yes, those people. “I own you and order you to say this or that, and you may not say what I don’t like,” is what the speech fascists say.

And then there’s the more blatant police state. In a free society, the people’s right to their privacy is not violated by government agents. If there is a government, it must follow rules for respecting the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects. In the Constitution those rules are covered by mainly the Fourth Amendment.

If the bureaucrats or their enforcers want to enter or search or seize property, there must be a reason to suspect someone of something criminal with a high probability that their intrusion or seizure will find evidence against the accused.

So, with freedom the government may not pry or spy without cause, and also there is government transparency. In a free society there are Freedom of Information Act requests galore and they are granted without question. Government does not have secrecy, but the people have their privacy.

The individual owns one’s own life and one’s “effects” and others may not intrude, pry, invade, trespass. And the government we have in a “democracy” is a publicly owned government, not a privately owned entity with property rights, etc.

That is in total contrast to the way things are now in the fascist West, in Amerika and Kanada as we have seen now. Everything is in the reverse now. The government owns you and your life and body, your earnings, “your” property, and so on. And you don’t have a say as to what goes on in the government. And you don’t have a right to know what the bureaucrats and their government minions are up to. “Tough noogies,” they say.

The Government is The Authority. You must be quiet, and obey!

In current fascism, the government may pry into your private life, your bank account, your home, your car, and spy on you without any reason to suspect you of anything, and steal your money and property based on whatever made-up stories the FBI, Canadian Mounties or local government police can concoct.

In a free society, the people may of course exercise their right to dissent and openly disagree with government policies, as well as criticize them, and even mock and satirize them, without fear of punishment or retaliation.

In contrast, in our current fascism, look what happens to a presidential candidate who promises to “Drain the Swamp!”. The apparatchiks, government spies and the Fourth Estate go after that guy, that’s for sure.

Look what happens to journalists who do actual investigating of the regime or reveal its crimes or incompetence. Sharyl Attkisson, James Risen, James Rosen, Michael Hastings, Bradley Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, Andrew Breitbart. (And why is it that mainly Democrats are going after journalists? Hmmm?) And in fascist Amerika we have the CIA, the FBI, NSA, and on and on.

A fascist world is a bizarro world, where up is down, down is up, in is out, male is female, and a world in which craziness rules. “The inmates are running the asylum” comes to mind.

So, some call it fascism but others call it communism. I say, let’s call the whole thing off.

And I think that none of this fascist or communist crap would be going on now if there were no income tax or IRS, or any system based on such involuntary contracts or transactions. Who in his right mind would voluntarily let someone take away one’s earnings or wealth with no contract involved, no voluntary agreement on what the taker will do with such earnings or wealth?

What the Flag-Waving Truckers Might Be Missing

This video was linked to by Freedom’s Phoenix. I’m not familiar with this guy, Urban Farmer Curtis Stone, but this is an important message that people need to hear. He points to the flag-waving truckers in Canada and asks, Why are you waving that flag? He notes that the flag represents the corporate nation-state and when you wave or wear its flag you are acknowledging your subjugation to the nation-state. Gary Barnett on LewRockwell.com makes some similar important points. Curtis says the system we have now is dying and that the rulers want you to hang on so it can take you down with it. Instead, build a new system.

Interview of Libertarian Party Mises Caucus Founder

Ernest Hancock of Freedom’s Phoenix interviews Michael Heise of the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus, on libertarian issues and campaigns, and the Libertarian Party Mises Caucus. Both video and audio links on that page.

Also on that page is the LP Mises Caucus Platform:

Statement of Purpose: Our purpose is to promote economic literacy within the Libertarian Party as taught by the Austrian school of economics, to stress the importance of sound economics as critical to the Libertarian Party message, and to advocate applying the science of human action—praxeology—in Libertarian Party efforts to counter the statism of both Democrats and Republicans. We promote opposition to war, advocacy of decentralization, and privatization both politically and monetarily as the highest priority issues for all libertarians. As a community and work culture, our emphasis is on coalition building- working together on things which we agree, in order to achieve political objectives in the real world and expose non-libertarians to the superiority of governance by the market instead of the State.

Plank 1 – Property Rights: We recognize the right to property as natural and self-evident, and advocate private property rights from both an ontological and utilitarian perspective. We affirm that private property rights extend from self-ownership and the scarcity inherent to our material existence. We condemn all fraud and initiatory violence towards a person’s life, liberty, and property. We contend that private property is the best way to reduce and reconcile conflict between individuals. We advocate non-corporatist privatization wherever possible. We categorically reject socialism, defined as the non-private collective ownership of resources.

Plank 2 – Economics: Economics is the study of human action in the context of scarcity. We recognize the Austrian School of Economics as the preeminent body of economic science, whose analysis acts as a polestar, informing and under-girding libertarian political prescriptions.

Plank 3 – Money: We reject all forms of State intervention into monies and currencies, with the understanding that competing monies are the cornerstone of a functional economy. We define State intervention to include, but not be limited to, private or public central banking, State issue of currency, banking regulations, the State making purchases of monies, currencies, stocks, bonds, treasuries, or specie, and legal tender laws. We support the aggression-free competition and proliferation of free market monies and currencies in all their forms.

Plank 4 – Decentralization: We recognize that freedom of association manifests itself politically in the form of absolute right of self-determination. We support decentralization – subsidiarity, secession, nullification, and localism – of political units all the way down to the individual as a means of expanding choice and competition in governance for all individuals. We recognize and affirm that the State is not the same thing as governance.

Plank 5 – War: We advocate the abolition of empire including ending the terror war, bringing all the troops home, and closing at least all foreign bases. We advocate a policy of armed neutrality in all conflicts where we are not directly attacked, and the transition of defense and security services from the State to the free market whenever and however feasible, including the abolition of gun control laws. We advocate peace and trade with all, alliances with none. We support the precipitous reduction of nuclear arms. We reject non-defensive war against state actors, and reject war as a means of pursuing justice against non-state aggressors. We reject first-use of sanctions, being a form of siege and therefore an act of war. We reject the subsidy of business through taxpayer funded security and intelligence services. We reject the State’s use of proxy entities to perform any of these activities.

Plank 6 – Lifestyle Choices: We take no stance on the personal, cultural, or social preferences of individuals or groups. One’s lifestyle is merely an extension of their property rights. Thus, no individual or group can rightfully claim jurisdiction over the lifestyle of another. We assert only that any and all lifestyle choices must not violate the property rights of others.

Plank 7 – Identity Politics: We categorically reject all forms of identity politics as nothing more than weaponized tribal collectivism that is antithetical to individualism.

Plank 8 – Omissions: Our silence about any other particular government law, regulation, ordinance, directive, edict, control, regulatory agency, activity, or machination should not be construed to imply approval. We seek to enunciate our top priorities, not the entirety of our positions.

Another Covid Update

I am still working on a piece regarding our fascist society and why I describe it as such. But in the meantime here is a new Covid update with links to articles on the latest there.

Sadly, many blog and website readers still get most of their “news” from mainstream sources and/or from social media which regurgitate those same sources. However, those “news” outlets do a lot of censoring of any information that goes against the official government narrative, especially regarding Covid and “vaccines.” If you want the truth about these issues, you’ll have to turn off the TV, turn off CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, and stop reading the NY Times and all their fellow mainstream scribblers in the government-approved media.

Here is the latest Covid update:

Children’s Health Defense discusses the autopsies of two teenage boys who died shortly after their second Covid mRNA drug injection, of “post-vaccine” “myocardial injury.”

Joseph Mercola: Why Aren’t We Investigating Surge in Sudden Deaths of Athletes?  and Can Super-Shots and ‘Morality Pills’ End Covid?

Project Veritas: FDA Executive Officer on Hidden Camera Reveals Future Covid Policy: “Biden Wants To Inoculate As Many People As Possible…Have to Get an Annual Shot”

Steve Kirsch: See the CDC Corruption for Yourself

Vasko Kohlmayer: The Global Covid Vaccination Campaign Is a Crime Against Humanity

And Allan Stevo: How To Get Attacked By a Dog: Wear a Mask

More News and Commentary

Gateway Pundit: “Time For the Protesters to Hear Our Jackboots on the Ground:” Leaked Text Messages Reveal Some of “Canada’s Finest” Are Going Way Past Simply “Following Orders”

The Last Refuge: Ottawa Police Chief Confirms Federal Law Enforcement Will Use Intelligence Gathered to Continue Investigating, Hunting, Targeting and Arresting Protest Attendees Long After Protests End

Andrew Napolitano: CIA Spies and Their Collaborators

Ron Paul: The Federal Reserve: Enemy of American Workers

Jacob Hornberger: The Evil and Malevolence of the Pentagon’s Brilliant Strategy in Ukraine

Glenn Greenwald: The Neoliberal War on Dissent in the West

Ryan McMaken: The War Party Wants a New Cold War, and the Money That Comes with It

Lew Rockwell: Our Mortal Enemy Trudeau

Murray Rothbard: Why the Business Cycle Happens

John Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead: The Mind Control Police: The Government’s War on Thought Crimes and Truth-Tellers

James Bovard: Liberals’ Love Affair with Leviathan

Richard Ebeling: The Social Engineer as Ethical Authoritarian

And Jeff Deist: The New Antieconomics

All Trudeau Has to Do Is End the Evil Unhealthy Mandates

February 19, 2022

With the Canadian truckers protests against vaccine and mask mandates and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau now arresting the truckers and threatening to seize their bank accounts and steal their other properties and take away their pets or even their children, as well as going after people donating to the protesters, we are seeing fascism under way in Canada. And the U.S. regime in Washington threatens the same.

What would supporters of this kind of fascism say if Trump had done these things to the 2020 Antifa/BLM protesters? Don’t we know.

(See The Last Refuge on Trudeau ordering social media bank accounts frozen of those supporting protesters.)

Now, I thoroughly oppose anyone blocking and obstructing other people’s way to get to where they need to go, or obstructing bridges and blocking trade and commerce. I don’t believe the ends justify the means. If we condemn the leftists and Antifa for blocking streets as they had been doing then we must condemn anyone who does that.

Although, Canada’s going after people who donate to fund the protesters shows hypocrisy on that ideological side of the aisle when in 2020 Kamala Harris was organizing funds to bail out “protesters” who were committing actual violent crimes during the Antifa/BLM riots, looting, assaults, murders, arson and burning down whole businesses.

So, regarding the conflicts in Canada, all PM Justin Truduh has to do is end the mandates. And that’s it.

Especially when there’s no reason for anyone to use any masks, or get a dangerous, experimental drug injected. We know the mRNA drug doesn’t prevent the infections and doesn’t prevent the spread of infections, so there’s no reason for it, regardless of all the Biden/Fauci/governors propaganda and misinformation.

So, there are ignorant people who are falsely accusing “the unvaccinated” as being “virus spreaders,” when they are no such things. In fact, the opposite is the case.

And we’re talking about a virus with a 99.9% survival rate, folks. (And see this for more on that.)

And that means that when government officials are not only lying about the “vaccine” drugs that are not vaccines but the bureaucrats are mandating them knowing that they don’t prevent spreading, then this fascism crap has nothing to do with “public health,” and everything to do with conditioning compliance, obedience and submission. It’s all about control.

And the MASK mandates are about control and submission as well, in addition to being a psy-op to train the sheeple to stifle their dissent and their skepticism and criticism of the government’s Covid policies and other fascist policies.

The Covid cult has bred many, many “Karens” out there, many obedient lemmings who gladly wear the mask and suffocate themselves and deprive themselves of oxygen and breathe in accumulated bacteria and give themselves bacterial pneumonia in their obedience to the State. In January I included a long list of studies showing how unhealthy and in fact dangerous the masks are, including the N95 masks.

Now, regarding the corruption of the bureaucrats in charge, I actually was thinking that Jussie Trudeau was so stubborn in his fascist order that people have to get a killer “vaccine” drug injection because maybe he has investments in Pfizer or Moderna, which he very well might, I don’t know. But I think he’s just a power-hungry, bloodthirsty megalomaniac who wants to force dangerous medical treatments onto people whether they like it or not. It’s a power trip. And as I wrote above, this fascism has nothing to do with “public health.”

(See The Federalist on Trudeau wanting violence. Also see The Last Refuge on the Ottawa police chief declaring “It is now unlawful to protest against the government,” and on how the Trudeau regime will use social media posts as evidence. Total fascist. And Trudeau is calling other people Nazis!)

And speaking of having investments in Pfizer, I wonder if the CBS newsbimbo on Fake the Nation might have such investments given that she has the awful “Pfizer board member” Scott Gottlieb on every week. Talk about dripping and oozing with propaganda. These people are extremely sick and corrupt people, in my view.

Meanwhile, the U.S. gubmint claims that Russia will be invading Ukraine any minute, and has been engaging in a “false flag” op, when the truth is that this hype and rhetoric is the Biden Regime’s own false flag op to distract Americans away from the regime’s failures.

Presidents Day

Charles Burris writes:

Monday is Presidents’ Day, a celebratory commemoration of American statolatry by the regime nomenklatura of those political figureheads who have reached the pinnacle on the pyramid of power. Two essential essays are must-reading to provide the proper spirit of disinterested reflection and veneration on this solemn day. One is by Lew Rockwell; the second is by the late Ralph Raico.

Government Police Obligated to Disobey Unlawful Orders

February 19, 2022

In October of 2020 I wrote a post regarding police being ordered to “stand down” and not arrest violent thugs committing assaults and murders, and property damage and arson burning down buildings in “peaceful protests” that year. And I wanted to repost some of that now.

Here is some of that post:

Retired Sheriff Richard Mack is founder and president of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. He was interviewed by Dr. Joseph Mercola and some of the discussion included the sheriffs’ oath to obey the U.S. Constitution, especially in regards to the unconstitutional orders that mayors and governors have been inflicting on their respective citizens, i.e. serfs, to wear masks, socially distance or be forbidden to gather in groups of certain numbers.

Sheriff Mack mentions the importance of the officials’ oath to the U.S. Constitution (and to their respective state constitutions).

Law enforcement officers recite several different oaths when they are sworn in, I believe.

According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor reads: “On my honor, I will never betray my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always maintain the highest ethical standards and uphold the values of my community, and the agency I serve.”

The city of Phoenix law enforcement officers, for instance, also recite the following oath: “I (state your name), do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of the State of Arizona, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, and defend them against enemies, foreign and domestic, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge, the duties of a peace officer, to the best of my ability, so help me God.”

Many U.S. local law enforcement officers recite the same or similar oaths.

And when it comes to the U.S. military, as I wrote in this article,

All U.S. military enlistees swear or affirm an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” to “bear true faith and allegiance to the same … according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice…”

Now, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or Title 10 U.S. Code Chapter 47, indicates that military personnel must obey “lawful” orders. For example, if accused of “willfully disobeying a lawful command of his superior commissioned officer,” a serviceman may be punished accordingly. And if accused of “willfully disobeying the lawful order of a warrant officer, noncommissioned officer, or petty officer,” a serviceman may be punished accordingly. And the law specifically states that one who “violates or fails to obey any lawful general order or regulation,” or who has “knowledge of any other lawful order issued by a member of the armed forces, which it is his duty to obey, fails to obey the order,” the serviceman may be punished accordingly.

Note how military personnel must obey “lawful” orders. Therefore they are not legally obligated to obey unlawful orders, by superior officers, or even by the President of the United States.

Of course, as I also noted, that would mean that all U.S. government officials, law enforcement officials and U.S. military personnel who swore an oath to support, defend and obey the U.S. Constitution are obligated to support, defend and obey ALL parts of the Constitution. And I believe that would especially apply to the Bill of Rights, the first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which recognize some of the rights that people naturally have prior to the formation of the government that may not be violated by government officials.

In the aforementioned interview of Sheriff Richard Mack, Sheriff Mack states, “The place we start is the Declaration of Independence … So, we teach all that…And then we go into the Bill of Rights. I’m telling you, if our peace officers in this country understand that quote, ‘To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men,’ right from the Declaration of Independence, we find what the proper role of government is, and that is to secure God given rights, natural rights, our innate rights. That is the job of every peace officer in this country.”

That means that our government police and other officials may not violate our rights to the freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom from religion, the right to assembly and the right to criticize the government, the right of self-defense and the right to keep and bear arms, the right to be secure in our homes, persons, papers and effects, the right to be free from suspicion-less searches and seizures, the right to due process, the right to be free from government stealing our property, the right to be protected from false accusation with the right to face one’s accuser and require that accusers present evidence against the accused, the right to trial by a jury of one’s peers, the right to be free of cruel and unusual punishment, etc.

The Bill of Rights also includes the 9th and 10th Amendments.

The Ninth Amendment: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

In my view, we have many rights besides the ones I just mentioned, too many to be specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights. All those more specific rights are within the general category of self-ownership, and are under the general rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

And the Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” (See the Tenth Amendment Center.)

Now, while Sheriff Mack referred to the mask mandates being unconstitutional especially because they are not actual laws but only “executive orders” by governors and mayors, and therefore should not be enforced by law enforcement officers, I wanted to briefly address the riots, assaults, acts of arson and looting in the cities that are referred to by very dishonest people in politics and the media as “peaceful protests” regardless of the rioters’ destroying those cities.

If a mayor, governor, or even a police chief orders a law enforcement officer to “stand down,” and not arrest someone clearly seen committing criminal acts of property destruction, assaulting others, setting fires to buildings, looting and stealing, then clearly such a “stand down” order is an unlawful order, because it is telling officers to stand by and be a witness to crimes but not intervene, thus making the officer aiding and abetting such criminal activities, in my view.

Such an officer obeying unlawful orders is thus violating at the very least the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor, which I quoted above, and will repeat here: “On my honor, I will never betray my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always maintain the highest ethical standards and uphold the values of my community, and the agency I serve.”

I will leave it up to you to determine whether a law enforcement officer is violating his oaths by standing by and not arresting rioters who are clearly engaged in violent, criminal activities, hurting people and destroying property and burning down buildings and businesses and stealing away the livelihoods of the people who own and built those businesses and employ others in the community.

Update: Blog Now at New Location

I have had this blog since 2009, and since 2013 it has been located at Scottlazarowitz.org/blog. But because of various circumstances I have moved the blog over to this WordPress.com location. So I hope to continue writing on the blog here as long as I am able and as long as I have a thing or two to say about the important matters of the day.

I’m not particularly pleased with some of the appearance of this new layout. I exported existing posts from my Scottlazarowitz.org blog and imported the whole bunch of over 12 years of posts to here by way of an option to export/import content. However, some of the post titles are not appearing as they should. Sorry about that.

I’ll probably add more to this post, and keep it sticky for a while.

Many posts contain embedded links back to my past blog posts, going to the original URL but at some point those links will no longer work, unless I figure out how to get a 301 redirect going with those links, which I will try to do.

Update: I will no longer keep this post sticky.

On Covid Reparations and Criminal Proceedings

I have written a lot on the Covid scam these past two years now, and enough is enough. This has to end and there are people who need to be made accountable for their lies and criminal actions against the people.

Yes, many readers are not interested in Covid skepticism and would rather just believe the bureaucrats in charge, their corrupt governor, the dishonest and incompetent “doctors” of establishment medicine, the AMA, the CDC, NIH and FDA. But after all that has come out now, even in corporate “news” media, if you are still a true believer in the propaganda, then, oh well.

Speaking of making people accountable, Jeffrey Tucker writes about reparations for businesses that were ordered to shut down during the scamdemic over these past two years.

It is not right to make the big businesses who were allowed to stay open to have to pay the smaller business owners forced to shut down, nor is it right to make the taxpayers pay. Tucker writes:

My suggestion, then, is to let the compensation – the reparations – take the form of relief from continued impositions of high taxes, mandates, and regulations particularly as they affect small businesses, which were the hardest hit from pandemic lockdowns. In other words, to make up for the wrongs done and to rebuild a vibrant small-business sector, the owners need to be emancipated from the bureaucratic tangles, taxes, and demands that have tightened over the decades.

Okay, that’s fine. But it’s still a bit lame, if you ask me. What about the businesses that closed down permanently because of the fascist “taking” of their livelihoods? And all the people whose jobs were taken away? What about them?

My own suggestion, given that the governors, mayors and other bureaucrats had given such shut-down orders illegally and unconstitutionally and without any semblance of due process, is that those who were harmed by the shut-downs be allowed to sue those very criminal rulers, financially.

Any businessperson whose livelihood was taken away by the governors and mayors’ fascist unconstitutional orders should be allowed to take those specific bureaucrats to court and sue them. The criminals need to have their fortunes wiped away for the damage they have caused so many people. After the bureaucrats’ right to due process is served, of course, in a court of law and with evidence brought against them.

The government scum’s orders are orders which I believe to be “under color of law.”

The reason for the “under color of law” aspect is because I don’t think any of these bureaucrats really believed the Covid-19 virus was any more serious than seasonal flu, and that they imposed such orders for political reasons. Perhaps Judicial Watch or other organizations can use FOIA requests to get these bureaucrats’ government emails going back at least the mid-2010s.

There is too much evidence that was already available in March of 2020 that showed who exactly was vulnerable to the virus and that it had a less-than-1% infection fatality rate, and that there was no reason for business shut-downs and stay-in orders. As I have mentioned here many times, to assert that asymptomatic carriers of the Covid virus are contagious is an outright lie. That lie is what all the shut-downs were based on.

The government and media’s colluding to dish out 9/11-style propaganda and incite panic and terrorize the nation was effective despite the information we already had at that early time.

And we know just how much politicians have enriched themselves while in office. These people are multi-millionaires. They need to be put into the poor house — with due process, of course. So, they should be sued personally. They, and not taxpayers, must pay for their damages.

And they must pay criminally as well. Some possible criminal charges can include inducing or incitement to panic. For instance, in Ohio code on Inducing Panic:

(A) No person shall cause the evacuation of any public place, or otherwise cause serious public inconvenience or alarm, by doing any of the following:

(1) Initiating or circulating a report or warning of an alleged or impending fire, explosion, crime, or other catastrophe, knowing that such report or warning is false;

(2) Threatening to commit any offense of violence;

(3) Committing any offense, with reckless disregard of the likelihood that its commission will cause serious public inconvenience or alarm.

(B) Division (A)(1) of this section does not apply to any person conducting an authorized fire or emergency drill.

(C)(1) Whoever violates this section is guilty of inducing panic.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in division (C)(3), (4), (5), (6), (7), or (8) of this section, inducing panic is a misdemeanor of the first degree.

(3) Except as otherwise provided in division (C)(4), (5), (6), (7), or (8) of this section, if a violation of this section results in physical harm to any person, inducing panic is a felony of the fourth degree.

(4) Except as otherwise provided in division (C)(5), (6), (7), or (8) of this section, if a violation of this section results in economic harm, the penalty shall be determined as follows:

(a) If the violation results in economic harm of one thousand dollars or more but less than seven thousand five hundred dollars and if division (C)(3) of this section does not apply, inducing panic is a felony of the fifth degree.

(b) If the violation results in economic harm of seven thousand five hundred dollars or more but less than one hundred fifty thousand dollars, inducing panic is a felony of the fourth degree.

(c) If the violation results in economic harm of one hundred fifty thousand dollars or more, inducing panic is a felony of the third degree.

(5) If the public place involved in a violation of division (A)(1) of this section is a school or an institution of higher education, inducing panic is a felony of the second degree.

Ohio has similar code addressing “Making false alarms.”

And I really believe that if bureaucrats and their media minions had knowingly and intentionally caused terror among the masses, that terrorism charges should be imposed on them.

There also has been massive fraud committed by the Faucists and Pfizer (not a stranger to fraud charges), implying that the mRNA drug injection is a “vaccine” that’s not a vaccine in order to evade immunity from liability for their vaccines but not for their other drugs. Having Merriam-Webster et al. change the definition of “vaccine” to specifically include mRNA injections is just another part of their fraud and liability evasion.

Many people, millions and millions of people have been hearing the Faucists and their media flunkies state over and over that people “should get vaccinated,” in which “getting vaccinated” means getting “immunized,” given “protection from being infected by a virus” and “preventing spreading of the virus,” when the mRNA drug injections were not even intended to do those things. And Fauci had stated just that early on.

As I wrote here, the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA drug injections are “gene therapy,” which means they are therapeutics or treatments, not vaccines! And as I wrote in that post (and from the Mercola article), the Moderna SEC document tells us that. It says nothing about mRNA drugs preventing infections or preventing transmission of viruses. Moderna, in fact, describes its mRNA drug injection gene therapy as an upgrade for your biological system comparing it to a computer “operating system”! In this post I likened it to a foreign invader occupying your biological territory, which is more realistic way of putting it.

So fraud charges need to be made against these criminals who are clearly using the masses as guinea pigs for their experimentation.

I know, a lot of people are in denial, and don’t want to acknowledge that the people who rule over us can be evil monsters like we saw in Nazi Germany, Soviet Union, China, and many other places. But the U.S government did cause a lot of death and destruction over the past century, in Europe, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East, and right here in the U.S. Yes, there are evil people still around. But the deniers seem intent on letting the evil criminals get away with their crimes, unfortunately.

There obviously needs to be more done to repair the damage caused in the Covid-1984 scam, not just business reparations.

More News and Commentary

Glenn Greenwald: The Pressure Campaign on Spotify to Remove Joe Rogan Reveals the Religion of Liberals: Censorship

Steve McCann: FDA Duplicity on Covid-19 Vaccines

John Mitteldorf: Please Don’t Call This ‘Science’: How FDA, CDC Justified Approval of Moderna’s Spikevax

Alex Berenson: The Biden Administration Says I’m a Terrorist Threat.

Joseph Mercola: FDA ‘Anxious’ for Pfizer to Rush Covid Shots for Babies and Toddlers. But Why?

Jon Rappoport: FDA Ready to OK the Vaxx for Babies; Why Not Just Throw the Babies off a Cliff into a Volcano?

David Stockman: Scientism and the New Road to Serfdom

Donald Boudreaux: On Skepticism of Covid-19 Vaccines

Becker News: New Data: Covid Was Never More Dangerous to Young Adults and Children Than Seasonal Flu

Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams: Busted! Capitol Hill Cops Under Investigation For Spying On (Republican) Members (video)

The Last Refuge: American Civil Liberties Union Files a Lawsuit to Stop Allowing Civil Liberties in Virginia

Judicial Watch: Pelosi Congress Claims Sovereign Immunity in Federal Court to Keep Secret January 6 Videos and Emails

Gateway Pundit: Newsmax Counter-Sues Smartmatic Over 2020 Election Reporting, and Fusion GPS Didn’t Only Work on Steele Dossier, They Worked on Nearly Every Key Anti-Trump Narrative Coming from DOJ and Mueller Gang

American Gulag: Footage Shows Trained, Plainclothes Group Coordinating Break-In Through Capitol Window

Ron Wright: The Biden Family Is a Criminal Enterprise as Defined in the RICO Act

The Case Against Another Foolish War of Choice

Are Libertarian Voters “Imbeciles”?

Last week on the “Clay and Buck Show” one of them said that people are “imbeciles” if they vote for Libertarian Party candidates this year. I think it was Thursday February 3rd during the 2nd or 3rd hour of their show.

And they’re saying the usual, “There’s so much at stake” with the November elections. You would have to vote for Republicans, especially this time around!

Riiiight. We should all vote for … the “Stupid Party.”

Like all those past times when the Republicans won victories and had majorities, 1994, 2000, 2010, 2014?

As Murray Rothbard observed,

…first, left-liberals, in power, make a Great Leap Forward toward collectivism; then, when, in the course of the political cycle, four or eight years later, conservatives come to power, they of course are horrified at the very idea of repealing anything; they simply slow down the rate of growth of statism, consolidating the previous gains of the Left, and providing a bit of R&R for the next liberal Great Leap Forward….

For instance, after the dreaded Jimmy Carter, in 1980 Reagan won the election by a landslide. And what did Reagan do?

Yes, in his first year as President, Reagan cut taxes. Sort of. And then in his second year he signed a very large tax increase bill that also added new regulations. The 1982 “Tax Equity” bill actually rescinded some of the tax cuts that would have occurred that were provided by the previous “tax cuts” bill.

As Sheldon Richman pointed out, regarding Reagan’s tax hikes and deceptions, the Reagan administration “imposed withholding on interest and dividends,” raised the gas tax, raised Social Security taxes, “shifted $120 billion over five years from visible personal income taxes to hidden business taxes. It lowered the rates, but it also repealed or reduced many deductions.”

Again, Mr. Libertarian, Murray Rothbard on Ronald Reagan’s “eight dreary, miserable, mind-numbing years” as President:

Reagan not only increased government spending by an enormous amount – so enormous that it would take a 40 percent cut to bring us back to Carter’s wild spending totals of 1980 – he even substantially increased the percentage of government spending to GNP. That’s a “revolution”?

Then when campaigning for President, Reagan’s VP George H.W. Bush promised, “No New Taxes,” and after Bush was elected in 1988 he raised taxes.

Then in 1991 warmonger Bush the elder started the first war in Iraq for no good reason, his U.S. military bombed and destroyed Iraqi civilian water and sewage treatment centers, and he imposed sanctions and no-fly zones on the Iraqis which caused them to have to use untreated water which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians by the mid-1990s, and hundreds of thousands more by the year 2000. There wouldn’t have been a 9/11 had the U.S. government and military not started those aggressions abroad. 9/11 was blowback.

And what was Bush the younger’s response to 9/11? More wars, more interventions, more invasions overseas. Statists never learn, unfortunately.

And after 9/11 the Republicans (aided and abetted by Democrats of course) gave us the Patriot Act, which set the table for persecuting and imprisoning dissenters and critics of the regime in Washington.

In their hysterical response to 9/11, Republicans gave us the DHS, TSA, Gitmo, the NDAA power to indefinitely detain Americans for any reason without charges or any due process whatsoever. (Note the experiences of those January 6th participants being persecuted and detained, which I warned over ten years ago would happen.)

Thanks, Republicans. The alternative in 1988 was Libertarian Party candidate Ron Paul, who would have ended foreign interventionism and closed down the foreign U.S. military bases located where they don’t belong, and brought the U.S. troops back to the U.S.

Ron Paul wouldn’t have started a war against Iraq in 1991 as Bush the elder did, obviously.

Ron Paul ran for President as a Republican in 2008, suggesting we apply the Golden Rule to U.S. foreign policy, which received “Booos” from the neanderthals in that debate audience.

Paul ran again in 2012. That last campaign was one in which Herman Cain gave his “9-9-9” plan: a 9% flat tax on individuals, 9% flat tax on businesses, and 9% consumption tax. Ron Paul’s response? “0-0-0.” Why? Because it’s immoral to steal, and government taxation is stealing.

As Murray Rothbard would say, taxation is theft. Taxation is theft because it is involuntary, and not based on a voluntary contract.

Unlike Republicans, the libertarian view is to repeal all forms of involuntary, coerced and compelled taxation-thefts and let people keep and do whatever they want with everything they earn or honestly acquire. Is that imbecilic? I think that Republicans’ love of the evil IRS is imbecilic.

Laurence Vance has many terrific articles online on tax policy. As Vance says, there is not much difference between most Republicans in Congress and the Bernie Sanders socialists. Vance explains the Republicans’ cluelessness on taxes, their love of government control of healthcare, and their low ranking in the Freedom Index. In 2013 Vance detailed the Republicans’ bloated budgets and their lies.

In 2018 after Republicans lost their majority in the House, Vance discussed what the Republicans could have done when they had majorities. Vance also noted how the Republicans make America socialist again, and tells us who the efficiency experts for the welfare state are: Republicans and conservatives, of course.

Perhaps instead of calling Libertarian voters “imbeciles,” talk radio conservatives might want to take a realistic view of what Republicans are and what they actually do.

And then the shyster Donald Trump came along. Oy vey.

Donald Trump’s cutting taxes and deregulation were great for the economy in the short term. The corporate tax cuts were made permanent, but the individual tax cuts were made to be only temporary. They will all have expired by 2025. So that was a shell game, in my view, a total scam. in which “Trump tax cuts” are really tax INCREASES! And in his refusal to cut spending in any meaningful way, Trump made skyrocketing budget deficits and the national debt even worse.

And Trump’s response to Covid was horrible. Despite his promising to “Drain the Swamp,” Trump’s deference to the Swamp Creatures in Covid encouraged the lockdown-mask-house-arrest fascism that occurred throughout the country. He knew he should have fired the very Swampy Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx. And Trump himself knew early on that Covid was mainly a cold or flu with a very low fatality rate. In fact, Fauci knew early on that Covid-19 would have a flu-like fatality rate!

Then Trump pushes “Operation Warp Speed” to rush experimental deadly “vaccines” that are not vaccines but gene therapy drug treatments, in which the injected nevertheless get infected with Covid and continue spreading the virus onto others. More recently Trump boasted of getting “boosted” with that crap. He might as well say, “We are all shills for Big Pharma now.”

And Trump fraudulently presented himself as the one to “Drain the Swamp,” which was the main reason why the establishment, the leftists, academia, corporate media, and the national security statists hated him and tried to impeach him on made-up charges, why Covid was exploited to incite fear and panic toward imposing mail-in cheating to steal the 2020 election, and why the FBI Gestapo instigated the “insurrection” to frame him.

But Trump did not “drain the Swamp.” He had four years to drain the Swamp, and what did he do? His whole administration was a police lineup of Swamp Creatures, police statists, national security apparatchiks, neocons, interventionists, warmongers, crony corporatists…Jeff Sessions, Bill Barr, James Comey, Chris Wray, Steve Mnuchin, Rex Tillerson, James Mattis, John Kelly, H.R. McMaster, Reince Priebus, Rick Perry, Elaine Chao…and…Mike Pence! And more! The list goes on and on.

So for the 2020 election Trump ran for reelection after nearly a year of Covid lockdowns and suffocating mask mandates that he didn’t do anything to stop, but also running on a short-term economic boom.

And this is where I have criticism of the Libertarian Party, but not for the same reasons that “Clay and Buck” have in their viewing libertarian voters as “imbeciles.”

No, my criticism of the Libertarian Party in the 2020 elections are of their own idiocy and elitism. As I wrote in this post, in the states that allowed Libertarian Party primaries in 2020, Jacob Hornberger was the big winner, getting 9,035 votes and 7 state wins against Jo Jorgensen’s 5,034 votes and 2 state wins. Yet, the LP convention attendees decided to nevertheless give Jorgensen the nomination for President. Mainly based on gender identity and “woke” reasons, obviously, but also maybe based on Hornberger’s constant criticism of the CIA. Some people believe the LP is infiltrated by the CIA, just as are the Republican and Democrat parties.

So in that case, it is the Libertarian Party apparatchik conventioneers who are the “imbeciles,” not the actual LP voters in the primaries.

But when it comes to Libertarian vs. Republican parties in elections, the ones who actually walk the walk on “free markets,” “individual liberty,” and “private property” are the Libertarians (usually), not the Republicans. Note the articles I cited above by Laurence Vance on the welfare/warfare statist, tax-n-spend Republicans.

One example I like to mention is the 2002 gubernatorial election in Massachusetts. It was Libertarian Carla Howell who campaigned on a platform of small government and free markets. But it was statist Republican Willard Romney who was elected.

And what did statist Republican Gov. Romney do? He raised corporate taxes, and raised fees by a lot as well. And then…he imposed RomneyCare on the people of Massachusetts, which was a model for ObamaCare! Thanks, Republicans.

And thanks to the predictable failures of RomneyCare, health care costs went up, not down. And RomneyCare also adversely affected some hospitals’ care for the poor, and killed some 18,000 Massachusetts jobs. Ultimately Massachusetts bureaucrats imposed health care price controls.

Meanwhile, the 2002 LP candidate for governor Carla Howell was at the same time pushing an initiative petition to repeal the state’s income tax, a ballot question that received 45%. So we know where she’s coming from. And her health care policy would probably have gone in the opposite direction, away from government control and toward the direction of the people’s control over their own health care. But no, we can’t have that. Libertarians are “imbeciles,” according to Clay and Buck (and many other Republicans and conservatives who ultimately love government control, that’s for sure).

And currently, the LP candidate for governor of New Hampshire is Karlyn Borysenko, who happens to be more critical of woke-ism than most Republicans. She is the author of the new book, Actively Unwoke: The Ultimate Guide for Fighting Back Against the Woke Insanity in Your Life, and see her Substack, Actively Unwoke. For instance, here she writes how Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin did NOT ban “critical race theory” in the schools. Here is her Twitter.

Now, I don’t know Borysenko’s views on LGBT and transgender stuff, but the Republican incumbent governor she is running against, Chris Sununu signed a bill into law banning discrimination based on gender identity, and banning “conversion therapy” as well. Sununu also imposed Covid fascism stay-at-home orders, business closures and mask mandates.

So, Sununu doesn’t believe in freedom of movement, private property rights, freedom of thought and conscience and freedom of association. A typical Republican, in other words, just like Democrats.

Worse, while Sununu didn’t arrest people outside his house for protesting his fascist policies, the FBI did subsequently go after some of them for alleged Bitcoin-related “crimes.” (So much for New Hampshire being the “Live Free Or Die” state, oh well.)

But many people will nevertheless vote for Sununu again, because he has that “R” after his name. After all, only “imbeciles” would vote for libertarians. And it will probably be the same thing in the other states, more rearranging of deck chairs with Republicans.