01-29-2010: Libertarian SOTU

Posted by Jeffrey A. Miron on CATO

1. Abandon Obamacare
2. Forget Cap and Trade
3. Reject the Card Check Bill
4. Withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan
5. Legalize Drugs
6. Scrap the tax code and replace with a flat tax
7. Expand free trade and immigration
8. Stop the bailouts
9. Cut spending
10. Cut spending
BONUS – Cut spending

I found this great Libertarian SOTU this morning on the CATO website. If you look closely you’ll notice there isn’t one single “I” included anywhere and it doesn’t require seventy minutes of garbled rhetorical jousting to go through it.

I would personally make a couple of changes because I’m not a pure Libertarian. I’m more of what Barry Young at Phoenix’s KFYI calls a “conservatarian”.

1. I would replace flat tax with “fair tax”.
2. I would replace immigration with “a fair and reasonable immigration policy and procedure” and would add “secure our borders securely”.

Other than those two items this is pretty close to my personal happy list. Legalize drugs you say? Am I nuts? Well yes, of course, but not because of this particular view.

The War on Drugs is dumber than spit and fails faster than spit can dry on a Phoenix sidewalk in July. I doubt there is one person in the continental United States who “doesn’t” use drugs because they’re illegal. No one cares whether they’re legal or not. OK, maybe there’s one. People do what they want to do and frankly why shouldn’t they?

I doubt there is one person in the United States who doesn’t use drugs because we waste more than $600 per second on this futile exercise. The Fed has spent more than $1.6 billion and States have spent more than $2.5 billion just in January of 2010. Spending this money is so effective that officials expect drug related arrests in 2010 to exceed the 2007 U.S. record number of 1,841,182 arrests. 872,720 of those 2007 arrests were for cannabis violations. Isn’t this working great?

Since December of 1995 our U.S. prison inmate population has been growing an average of 43,266 inmates per year. Approximately 25% of these inmates are incarcerated for drug related offenses. The cost is enormous; the result non-existent. People can choose to hurt or kill themselves with drugs without our spending one thin dime. They’re doing it anyway. At least make the Democrats happy and tax the doggone stuff.

A young person today, or an old person for that matter, can obtain any illegal substance imaginable with a quick cell phone call. Beer and other alcohol related products are actually much more difficult to obtain. Ask any teenager. This War on Drugs program is insane. No, I don’t use drugs and I don’t promote drug use. Drugs and alcohol are bad for us. Ask your Mom. What other people do is none of my business and that includes smoking, motorcycle helmets, etc. I do not need the government to run my life and neither do you.

The Fair Tax Act (HR 25, S 296) proposed by Congressman John Linder along with talk radio host Neal Boortz is nonpartisan legislation. It abolishes all federal personal and corporate income taxes, gift, estate, capital gains, alternative minimum, Social Security, Medicare, and self-employment taxes and replaces them with one simple, visible, federal retail sales tax administered primarily by existing state sales tax authorities. Taken from FairTax.org website.
This Fair Tax idea is completely fair (if taxes are fair) and Progressives should love it because those nasty rich people spend lots more money than poor people and hence will be taxed lots more. No buy no tax. Big yacht, big tax. We should also consider reducing the size of our Federal government by about 75%, but that’s another discussion.

A Fair Tax along with elimination of the central bank (Federal Reserve), which illegally and unconstitutionally runs our Federal government, would set American citizens truly free from British Banking Rule for the first time since 1776. Most of us aren’t aware of it, but we don’t pick most of our national political candidates. They are selected for us by powerful financial interests, most of whom are not even American citizens, by carefully selecting “suitable” journalists for hire, which takes care of the media and by careful management of campaign contributions and Congressional District boundaries. It’s not hard to control political views when you have a few bucks to throw around. Since money controls everything it would be a really smart idea for Americans as well as people in other countries to control and keep their own money. Read “States’ Rights”!

Voting in modern day elections in the United States is like selecting your menu entree at your best friend’s wedding. You can pick chicken or beef and peas or carrots, but that’s it. Pick or don’t eat. I mean John McCain or Barack Obama? Are you kidding me? If that’s a choice then I guess lemon yogurt light is a life changing experience compared to lemon regular. I’d say eat less and enjoy it more, but don’t kid yourself that you’re suddenly healthy.

Anyway, I hate to be a pest, but I’ll say it again. If you care about your kid’s future please pay attention to what political candidates are doing, not to what they’re saying. A politician’s words when owned by a central banker are meaningless and are frequently harmful, especially when repeated five hundred times a day by indoctrinated journalists who can’t tell truth from roaches. For Americans to complete the Revolution begun in 1776 it is necessary to find, support and elect grass roots candidates who will actually represent “we the people”. It’s that simple.

As once free citizens we don’t need to agree on everything, but we had better start finding some common ground on the big stuff. These central banking scum are really starting to get hungry and we need to take the bull’s eye off our backs and get their sticky fingers out of our pockets.

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3 responses to “01-29-2010: Libertarian SOTU

  1. I couldnt understand some parts of this article, but I guess I just need to check some more resources regarding this, because it sure sounds interesting!

  2. I can relate to this really easy, thank you. I have subscribed to your RSS.

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