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My View of Politics by Laurence M. Vance

November 5, 2012 51 comments
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My View of Politics

 

by Laurence M. Vance

 

Recently by Laurence M. Vance: And Your Point Is?

 

 

   
   

 

Please remove me from your mailing list, “I’m just totally uninterested in your view of politics,” wrote a former student and friend.

 

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I have been described (and dismissed) by some of my former friends as anti-war, libertarian, isolationist, or anti-government, not so much because they think that one word encapsulates my political philosophy, but because they are ignorant of U.S. history, the U.S. military, the U.S. government, U.S. foreign policy, and their own Bible that they profess to believe.

 

Although I am a student of, and a commentator on, politics, I am not political in any way. I don’t vote. I don’t donate to political campaigns. I don’t endorse candidates. I don’t campaign for anyone. I don’t frequent political events. I don’t watch political debates. I loathe politicians, and especially members of Congress, of whom Mark Twain said: “There is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.”

 

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But what’s not to like about my “view of politics”? What could possibly be so bad about it? And what is my “view of politics” that some conservatives, evangelicals, and Red-State Christian fascists find so uninteresting?

 

I have assembled this brief explanation of my “view of politics.” I am using the word politics in its broadest sense, as is common. Some of my views are best explained by quotes from others that I like. Not in any particular order, here are twelve propositions that make up my “view of politics.”

 

On the state, I believe with Lew Rockwell that the state is “a gang with a flag.” I believe with Murray Rothbard that the state is “a bandit gang writ large.” It is “a vast criminal organization far more formidable and successful than any ‘private’ Mafia in history.” I agree with H. L. Mencken that “every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under” and that “all government is, in its essence, organized exploitation, and in virtually all of its existing forms it is the implacable enemy of every industrious and well-disposed man.” I also agree with Voltaire that “the art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third.”

 

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Is It Worth Restoring? | American Clarion

November 5, 2012 2 comments

Election » National

Is It Worth Restoring?

English: This is a photo of Dr. Charles "...

English: This is a photo of Dr. Charles “Chuck” Baldwin, the 2008 Constitution Party (a United States third party) Presidential candidate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

November 4, 2012 · By Michael Day · 0 Comments

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…..Today, as I began my morning walk, a beautiful antique car drove past me. It was one of those automobiles that’s impossible to miss. It was immaculate and shiny. I’m no aficionado of classic cars, but to me, it had a comfortable, familiar look. Except for the color (cherry red), it was the kind of car I would have seen drive down the street when I was a kid. I guessed it was from about 1950.

Later, looking on my computer, I decided that the car I saw was indeed a 1950 Chrysler Imperial, or something very similar. I got to thinking about how wonderful it was that someone valued that car enough to fully restore it. Because some old, beat up cars are collectible, they’re worth the investment it takes for them to be restored. But first, it takes someone to see the car’s value and care enough to restore it.

For a moment I allowed myself to wish that old, worn out folks could be restored, too. Wouldn’t it be great to charge up a hill, without any shakes or shimmies, with the same get up and go we took for granted when we were young and the world was new? Ah, wishful thinking … Actually, we believers have something far better than restoration to look forward to. We have the resurrection. And that’s forever.

It’s not the same for automobiles, or anything else we make, for that matter. We experience a palpable thrill and pride when we first own a fine car. But time wears it down. The paint chips, the body gets dings, parts break, upholstery rips, lines leak. The entire life of the car is fraught with maintenance and repairs. Then one day you decide it’s not worth it any more. What do you do? Rebuild the engine? Repair the transmission? Have the body work done, or whatever? Or is it time to trade in that old bucket of bolts for a newer model with a zippy feel and a real future on the road?

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MaoBama’s Hatred Of All Things American Comes Home To Roost.

November 5, 2012 1 comment

MaoBama’s Hatred Of All Things American Comes Home To Roost.

 

skipmaclure.us ^ | November 5 2012 | Skip MacLure

 

Posted on Monday, November 05, 2012 1:44:35 PM by Atlanticist.us

 

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the...

English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

I don’t want to sound trite… or maybe I do. It didn’t take me very long to realize that my ‘truth detector’ was going off the charts when it came to Barack Hussein Obama, starting as far back as Obama’s speech in front of the DeMarxist convention in 2004, when he was still a state senator in Illinois.

 

He was immediately lauded as the ‘future’ of the Marxists in America. I had him pegged as an empty suit back then. Watching his ‘seamless’ rise to political prominence was suspicious to begin with. The uncontested ‘nature’ of his State Senate and US Senate runs, and the methods employed to obtain those victories, helped me to decide that Barack Hussein Obama was someone who deserved contempt, certainly not adulation.

 

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All Three Branches Agree: Big Brother Is the New Normal

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All Three Branches Agree: Big Brother Is the New Normal

 

10-29-2012 | David Kravets

 

Posted on Monday, November 05, 2012 2:01:33 PM by JOAT

 

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Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his honor at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Basically, it’s coming down to NO ONE has ‘standing’ to file lawsuits against the government anymore, because they simply declare it so.

 

Everything is warrant-less, never mind the Constitution. (NOTE last weeks court case authorizing planting cameras on private property w/o a warrant.)

 

My forebear was James Wilson, signer of several founding documents and I swear as his descendant I will never accept the ‘new normal’ EVER.

 

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NATE SILVER: Obama’s Odds Of Winning Have Now Hit An Overwhelming 86%

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With one day to go in the U.S. presidential election, Obama‘s probability of winning has reached 86%, according to New York Times polling guru Nate Silver.

 

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English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Betting markets Intrade and Betfair also show the President maintaining a strong (but less extreme) lead. These assessments come despite the continued release of some polls that look good for Romney. The difference between the national polls and the betting markets, some polling experts say, is that the national polls focus on the popular vote, whereas Silver’s odds focus on state-by-state polls aimed at determining the winner of the electoral college and, with it, the Presidency. Nate Silver’s model also averages hundreds of polls.

 

Nate Silver is so confident in his polling model that he publicly offered to bet MSNBC host Joe Scarborough who would win the election. Scarborough, who maintains that the election is a “toss-up,” has not accepted the challenge.

 

Let’s go to the data…

 

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Gunny G: One of The Best Articles On The 2012 {S}Election I’ve Seen !!!!!

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Obama’s woman in Tehran (Valerie Jarrett)

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A Chicago lawyer is the key player behind the secret talks between the US and Iran. Yedioth Ahronoth reported Monday. A close friend of Michelle Obama, Valerie Jarrett is assisting the US government communicate behind the scenes with the representatives of Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei.

 

WASHINGTON - JULY 12:  Valerie Jarrett, Senior...

WASHINGTON – JULY 12: Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President, makes welcoming remarks during the Women in Finance Symposium at the Treasury Department July 12, 2011 in Washington, DC. The symposium brought together a group of female leaders to explore the capital they invest in economic growth and sustainability, entrepreneurship, and job creation in America. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

 

Jarret, who was born in the Iranian city of Shiraz, is a senior advisor to US President Barack Obama.

 

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160+ Generals/Admirals Take Out Full-Page Ad Urging Americans to Remove Obama from Power

November 5, 2012 1 comment

160+ Generals/Admirals Take Out Full-Page Ad Urging Americans to Remove Obama from Power

 

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English: Barack Obama delivers a speech at the University of Southern California (Video of the speech) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican

 

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GyG: LATEST NEWS, FEATURED STORIES, WND/PP, ETC.!!!!! CLICK-@-LINKS!!!!! !!!!!

November 5, 2012 1 comment

GyG: WND/PP Featured Stories, News, Etc….!!!!!!!!!!!! CLICK-@-LINK!!!!!

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Prison Planet.com » Bill Maher Warns Romney Supporters: ‘Black People Know Who You Are and They Will Come After You’

November 5, 2012 1 comment

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November 3, 2012

 

Bill Maher on HBO’s Real Time Friday might have said one of the most disgraceful things uttered during the 2012 campaign season.

 

“If you’re thinking about voting for Mitt Romney, I would like to make this one plea: black people know who you are and they will come after you” (video follows with commentary):

 

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Bill Maher – Caricature (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

 

Imagine for a moment the outrage if a conservative commentator said even jokingly to Obama supporters, “White people know who you are and they will come after you.”

 

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Valerie Jarrett – Payback Time

November 5, 2012 1 comment

I wrote Saturday about the statement President Obama made about revenge. He was telling his supporters to make sure they voted, that voting was the best revenge.

 

Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President B...

Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Obama: A Man Without a Conscience… (“If a sane man lacks this capacity for stopping or rebuking himself — not merely in a moment of extreme passion, but in calm moments, in long-anticipated situations, or in prepared statements — then we say he has no conscience. Barack Obama has long been a candidate for inclusion in the category of the conscienceless. Benghazi seals his fate.”)

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For a long time, intrepid critics of Barack Obama have described him, accurately, as a pathological liar. The Benghazi affair must force even the most circumspect among us to recognize that the problem is even more serious: the president of the United States has no conscience.

Most men do bad things during their lives. But most men know when they are doing a bad thing, and, more importantly, they feel bad about it. This is why, for most of us, bad behavior has its limits. There is a point beyond which we simply will not go, even for a greatly desired advantage. Our minds will not let us do it. We say things like “I couldn’t live with myself if I did that.”

This principle seems to extend very far down through the depths of human weakness, even to the actions of criminals. A “crime of passion” is so named in part because we presume that the criminal, had he not been momentarily overruled by a violent emotion, would have stopped himself short of committing the crime. This conception also implies that once the violent emotion has passed, the criminal will feel remorse, and probably also shame.

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The Greens Hate Mankind: A transcript of the Lew Rockwell Show episode 236 with James Delingpole

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ROCKWELL: Well, welcome to the Lew Rockwell Show. And how wonderful it is to have as our guest this morning from London, Mr. James Delingpole.

 

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Anybody who is interested in both good writing and the truth about climate science and all the various things that Al Gore is involved in – (laughing) – and similarly the green movement, the anti-human environmental movement, reads and loves James Delingpole in The Telegraph and The Spectator.

 

James, I used to read you in The Times, too, but since the pay wall went up, I’m sorry to say I don’t. But –

 

(Laughter)

 

– I highly recommend his books. We’ll link to all of them in this podcast – Watermelon: The Green Movement‘s True Colors; 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy – that’s a great title – (laughing) – Welcome to Obamaland: I’ve Seen Your Future and It Doesn’t Work – just the three most recent ones.

 

So, James, since real science versus, quote, unquote, “science that we’re always told to bow down in obsequious to,” has long ago shown that the whole global warming thing is a bunch of hooey, what is the reason it continues to dominate?

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A few miles downstream from Pittsburgh(PA)(Gadsden flag on coal barge)

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A few miles downstream from Pittsburgh(PA)(Gadsden flag on coal barge)
chicagoboyz.net ^ | 3 November, 2012 | Lexington Green

 

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The Gadsden flag (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Posted on Monday, November 05, 2012 6:21:26 AM by marktwain

 

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Rage Monkey Asks, “WHAT is up with Jarrett??!?” (#14 in a series)

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Rage Monkey Asks, “WHAT is up with Jarrett??!?” (#14 in a series)

 

Free Republic Original Content | November 5, 2012 | By Laz A. Mataz

 

Posted on Monday, November 05, 2012 5:53:31 AM by Lazamataz

 

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U.S. general: Obama paralyzed by fear (MOH recipient)

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THIS IS AN EXCERPT:

For years, many veterans and active military have been alarmed about the idiocy of the changes in battlefield evacuation known as Dust Off.

For reasons having nothing to do with patient care, Dust Off has been removed from the control of the professionals, the medics, and put under the control of amateurs, aviation staff officers.

According to Gen. Creighton Abrams, former U.S. Army chief of staff and former supreme commander in Vietnam: “A special word about the Dust Offs … Courage above and beyond the call of duty was sort of routine to them. It was a daily thing, part of the way they lived. That’s the great part, and it meant so much to every last man who served there. Whether he ever got hurt or not, he knew Dust Off was there. It was a great thing for our people.”

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