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If only they had to obey their own laws
Nov 17th, 2010 by Ken Hagler

How many federal laws would I be breaking…. …if I suggested that the world would be a better, cleaner place if this person and all his sycophants choked to death on cans of caffeinated alcohol?

I note that Sch**er adds a nice incongruous touch:

Let This Serve as a Warning to Anyone Who Tries to Peddle Dangerous Beverages to Our Kids, Do it, And We Will Shut You Down

[The Ultimate Answer to Kings]

Naturally I don’t spend much time in government buildings, but I know that both prisons public schools and courthouses have drinking fountains. I don’t think there’s any beverage on Earth that’s killed more people than water…

What the election is really all about
Nov 1st, 2008 by Ken Hagler

Prepared headlines for Wednesday. It all comes down to a choice between the left-wing socialist and the right-wing socialist.

Southerners prefer a socialist who will redistribute the wealth from the taxpayers to government employees (military), agricultural interests, and corporations with “defense” contracts. They also prefer someone who bombs lots of foreigners in the name of “national greatness.”

Northerners prefer a socialist who will redistribute wealth from the taxpayers to government employees (non-military), the urban poor, and union members. They also prefer someone who will bomb lots of foreigners (albeit with less bravado) in the name of “human rights.” [LewRockwell.com Blog]

That’s what presidential elections are, today: deciding which socialist warmonger you want ruling the Evil Empire. “Change” was never one of the choices.

On collectivism
Nov 1st, 2008 by Ken Hagler

Obama-Mania.

Larken Rose has penned yet another essay in his TMDS series (The Most Dangerous Superstition: the belief in imposed authority). He explains what collectivism is, why it always leads to violence, and why Obama, McCain, and every other Republican and Democrat candidate are all collectivists.

[End the War on Freedom]

It’s a good, and lengthy, article that covers some of the same ground as The Road to Serfdom. The following is from his conclusion:

Barrack Obama is a collectivist. Despite the usual window-dressing
and euphemisms which conceal the true nature of what he advocates,
he is, in every way, an advocate for the idea that every individual–
and all wealth–is the property of the collective, as represented
by “government.” In other words, he believes in communism.

So should everyone vote for John McCain? No. Mr. McCain is also a
collectivist. In fact, with very rare exceptions, ALL Democrat and
Republican politicians are collectivists, as they have been for
many decades, even back when they were feigning concern about the
“spread of communism.” So why did I focus on Obama? Because, unlike
Mr. McCain, Mr. Obama seems to have a lot of enthusiastic support
from well-meaning, albeit misguided, Americans. As with Bill
Clinton, Mr. Obama makes the advocacy of widespread government
violence, theft and oppression sound both noble and useful. It is
not.

So if all of the above was not intended to make you vote for
someone–and it certainly was not–then what is being suggested?
Intellectual honesty. First, I want people to understand what the
self-proclaimed “leaders” are actually proposing, because it is not
“hope,” or “change,” or “progress,” or any of the other vague, feel-
good rhetoric being fed to the general public. It is what EVERY
government “leader” always proposes: more power for the state, less
freedom for the people. They pretend to have the purest motives for
it, but the means to their goals will ALWAYS be less freedom for
you, and more power for them.

After people realize that, next I want them to be honest about
their OWN beliefs and agenda. If, for example, you support any of
the collectivist redistribution plans and programs pitched by both
major parties, then I simply ask that you drop the charade, set
aside the euphemisms and obfuscations, and do it openly and
honestly. If you believe that there is someone somewhere whose
supposed “need” entitles him to what my time and effort have
produced, with or without my consent, then pick up a gun, come to
my house, and take it from me yourself. Don’t hide such destructive
evil behind elections, legislation, and political rhetoric. Do it
openly and honestly, or don’t do it at all. If you give your vote
to ANY collectivist, you are just as guilty of robbing me, and
robbing a couple hundred million other people, as if you had done
it yourself. But in addition to being a thief, you’d also be a
fraud and a coward, because you lie (maybe even to yourself) about
what it is you advocate, and don’t have the spine to go do it
yourself.

Truth in advertising
Oct 28th, 2008 by Ken Hagler

Get disappointed by someone new

I came across this amusing bumper sticker—it’s probably the closest we’ll ever see to an honest campaign ad. However, I think it’s too optimistic. Experience suggests that if Obama does indeed win the election, the Obamessiah cult will praise him to the heavens for continuing to do exactly the same things that Bush has been doing for the past eight years, while the Busheviks will condemn him as the Antichrist for doing exactly the same things that Bush has been doing. And of course none of them will ever acknowledge that their “beliefs” have reversed overnight, any more than they did when Bush replaced Clinton.

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