why the Libertarian Party Fails
Many in America’s freedom movement still hope that the Libertarian Party will one day become a power on the political scene to challenge the Democrat-Republican monolith. But in 42 years it hasn’t happened, and it probably won’t happen.
There are some very distinct reasons why the LP and all other alternative / independent parties fail. This essay will examine them.Let’s take, for example, the top independent parties out there: the Libertarian Party and the Constitution Party. Even though
each of them haveappeared at times to be a start toward genuine political reform, they repeatedly fail because they have structured themselves upon the mistake of instant idealism, which leads to their marginalization.
Poll: Proud to Be an American?
Forty-Four Percent Say Notownhall.com ^ | June 28, 2014 | Leah BarkoukisPosted on 7/13/2014, 8:04:38 AM by ilovesarah2012It seems the patriotism and unity the nation experienced in the aftermath of 9/11 has waned—and quite considerably, according to a recent Pew poll.
Fox News has the details:[A]n exhaustive new Pew poll shows that actual patriotism is in the dumps. An amazing 44 percent of all respondents said they didn’t often feel proud to be American. Only 28 percent said that America was the greatest nation on earth. Not surprisingly, there’s a strong split on a partisan level, with Democrats more likely to say they are less proud to be an American.Pew divided their sample into different categories across the left-right political spectrum. When asked if respondents “often feel proud to be American,” a majority of strong liberals, 60 percent, said no.
By Michael Bresciani
One of the contributors of the American Prophet website submitted a critique of D’Souza‘s film just days before its release. Along with other reports it was the impetus for my trip to the local theatre to see for myself what the buzz was all about.I am now convinced that much more than a mere buzz; D’Souza’s offering is a trumpet, which every American should see regardless of their race, political persuasion or national origin.D’Souza has an advantage over almost any filmmaker in America today
and he could not be a more perfect choice to make this film because he is an Indian born immigrant whose love for this country was not biased by an education in U.S. schools where the curriculum has been carefully and unremittingly skewed to the left for an entire generation.
The film deals with generational lies that have slowly crept into the national dialogue, educational system and the political rhetoric of the left. The shear persistence of these lies and the willingness to lay these prevarications before an unsuspecting generation of our youth as ‘true history’ has fostered a kind of ‘new truth’ that after all is nothing but syncopated, syndicated, deliberate and dangerous lies meant to lead America into a day of self-loathing and inordinate guilt.But is the film fair?I
Obama fixes the VA crisis by posting Gay Pride posters!LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/9/14 | Ben JohnsonPosted on 7/9/2014, 9:20:46 AM by wagglebeeAs the death toll at the nation’s VA hospitals continues to mount, the Obama administration has shown that it is not completely incapable of changing the insides of those facilities. According to an e-mail from a dentist in the scandal-plagued department, the hospitals could not see veteran patients on time or effectively care for them, but they managed to promote gay, bisexual, and transgender political issues last month.
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by Guerilla Girl Ashley
The Pete Santilli Show & The Guerilla Media Network
Breaking: It looks like the American people have finally had enough of the open border policy between the U.S. and Mexican government that has been ongoing for these past 20 yrs, and have finally decided to shut down the southern invasion themselves by taking up arms to protect the border that our Federal government refuses to defend.On June 27, 2014 during an interview with Newsmax Tv,
Barbie Rogers founder of Patriot Info Hotline revealed that a good number of citizens Militia are already on the Laredo Texas border, with many more militia from all across the USA on the way. She told Ed Berliner that:
It’s On, Pretty Soon….. “Each day that goes on, I am more and more convinced that “America,” such as it is, can’t be “saved.” If we don’t get some sort of Vladimir Putin type figure ready to use the pen and the phone to benefit white people, we’re doomed………” | Countenance Blog
Each day that goes on, I am more and more convinced that “America,” such as it is, can’t be “saved.” If we don’t get some sort of Vladimir Putin type figure ready to use the pen and the phone to benefit white people, we’re doomed………
GUNNY G: PERSONALLY, I LIKE GENERAL MATTIS; Offhand, I CANNOT THINK OF ANOTHER NAME OF ANYONE OF THOSE STILL ALIVE TODAY!
GUNNY G: PERSONALLY, I LIKE GENERAL MATTIS; Offhand, I CANNOT THINK OF ANOTHER NAME OF ANYONE OF THOSE STILL ALIVE TODAY!
Our Fearless Leader… “On Thanking The Troops For Their Service…”…Laurence Vance on a rotten idea.” – LewRockwell.com
Think about it….While certainly fitting the diagnosis of blowhard, narcissist, incompetent, sociopath… Couldn’t the reality just as easily be: “No, Sucker, you got the part foolishly thinking we were just out of our league? The fact is this has been the game plan all along.
You remember Alinsky, Cloward, Piven et al? Didn’t I tell you we were going to ‘fundamentally change America’? Didn’t I tell you my plan to shut down the coal biz and raise your utility bill? Don’t you remember ‘you can keep your doctor, health care plan. Period.’? Transparent?
Hell, I’ve been telegraphing every one of my punches since my first stump speech .The ones that didn’t land? OK…little embarrassing…but, hey – I just shrugged it off, said SQUIRREL! and my friends in the press did the rest…along with your own ADD, of course”So why isn’t that the plan? Not part of the “popular narrative”? Contradicts the All-American Rule of Law Paradigm? For someone who routinely complains about a recalcitrant Congress and then rips off a few executive orders circumventing it, why would a reasonably objective analysis not lead to the conclusion this guy has a lot more unpleasant surprises up his sleeve?
Why liberals are wrong about politicizing the memory of 9/11
Communities Digital News ^ | 15 May 2014 | By Eric Golub,
Posted on 5/17/2014, 2:55:49 PM by US Navy Vet
ATLANTIC CITY, May 15, 2014 — The opening of the 9/11 museum in New York City has created an everlasting memorial for all of the victims. The story of every one of the nearly 3,000 lives lost on September 11th, 2001, is being told.
“Don’t hurt people” and “Don’t take their stuff” are actually the first two of six “rules for liberty” found in the first chapter of Matt Kibbe’s new book Don’t Hurt People and Don’t Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto. The others are “Take responsibility,” “Work for it,” “Mind your own business,” and “Fight the Power.” Chapter 1 is indeed somewhat of a libertarian manifesto,
but the rest of the book is standard conservative fare—just as I predicted.
the advocacy of limited government and a free economy. (If you think of it, you will see that there is a redundancy in this formula, for a government of limited powers would have little chance of interfering with the economy.)
As libertarianism begins to gain in popularity and seep into the youth culture, there is increasing pressure from certain strains of the movement to attempt to modify the theory and transform it into something that it is not.
To begin with, let us examine what is meant by the term “libertarian,” what its limits are, and what it attempts to explain. Libertarianism is exclusively a political philosophy describing the legitimate use of force in society.
It claims that humans have the right of self-ownership, and that theft, assault and other forms of aggression violate this right, except in the case of legitimate self-defense against an aggressor.
“When you mention the developing “New World Order” to people who still think there is a two-party system in the United States, eyes roll.” ~ TOWARD A STRATEGY FOR DISMANTLING THE NEW WORLD ORDER » The Greanville Post —Vol. VII- 2014
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By Kelly OConnell Sunday, April 6, 2014
Why Liberalism is Pseudo-Religious Intellectual Poison
WHY do liberal folks never get it? Why do a million successive failures not clue them in that their ideas are failure incarnate?
These geniuses refuse to amalgamate the raw data laying all around to inexorably force the conclusion that the premises of liberalism are false. Because, much like how poison works—by mimicking the good things our bodies need, but delivering death instead of life—liberalism is a faux religion, a fake ethics. Liberalism causes death.
CARTOON: The IRONic Lady
Out of Order Blog ^ | 3-14-14 | Dale
Posted on Friday, March 14, 2014 7:42:38 AM by daletoons
Hillary has worn many hats. College radical, shady lawyer, cattle futures whiz, long suffering first lady, cookie hating mom, undistinguished Senator, and finally Barry’s hapless Secretary of State.
Strangely, her many endeavors are best characterized by what she didn’t know, when. Only a common house cat is better at covering up its own messes.
Liberals Love Racism
Racism has been such a successful political and money-making tool for the left that liberals are willing to invent it where it does not exist, conceive new forms of racism when it is in decline, and to sustain it, even become racists themselves.
In regard to race, there are two inhabitants of Liberal Land: (1) the white liberal ethno-masochist , whose self-hatred manifests itself politically by identifying with groups that he or she deems equally hated as a desperate plea for acceptance and love and (2) the race opportunists, whose ethnocentric positions are simply an element of a political campaign or business plan, where there are votes to be had or money to be made by prolonging an imaginary problem.
Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 March 2014 | Reaganite Republican
Posted on Saturday, March 08, 2014 8:06:48 AM by Reaganite Republican
Conservative links/more at Reaganite Republican…
Flashpoint! America Under Seige! Steve Quayle & Greg Evensen On The Hagmann & Hagmann Report | Alternative
(Before It’s News)
The newly released interview video below with Steve Quayle and Greg Evensen on the Hagmann and Hagmann report is a bombshell discussion about America Under Seige.
We can clearly see now via all of the signs surrounding us that America is entering ‘the terminal phase’ of our transition into complete totalitarianism. This interview reminds us that the chaos that we now see growing across our planet is ‘neither spontaneous nor by accident’.
It’s Time For The Right To Recognize Reality… “People interested in liberty – be they conservative, libertarian, Republican, Tea Partiers or whatever – need to pull their heads out of where they currently are and let the sun once again shine on them before it’s too late.”
It’s Time For The Right To Recognize Reality
Townhall.com ^ | February 20, 2014 | Derek Hunter
Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:33:21 PM by Kaslin
People interested in liberty – be they conservative, libertarian, Republican, Tea Partiers or whatever – need to pull their heads out of where they currently are and let the sun once again shine on them before it’s too late.
Posted on Friday, January 31, 2014 3:11:49 PM by ResisTyr
VIDEO: Russian president Putin defends Christian culture, Western values, condemns political correctness
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It is once again an election year. Media outlets will refer to it as the “midterm election,” and political pundits from the Democratic Party will try to convince us that the problems we are experiencing in America are as result of the Republicans in the House of Representatives.
“Us against al Qaeda”: This has been—still is—the narrowly conceived narrative among neoconservatives. As the politically provincial neoconservative foreign-policy paradigm has it, those were the forces that played out in the Benghazi affair,
in which the American mission was left undefended, resulting in the slaughter of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans (who, given the pecking order in the Empire, generally go unnamed). …
… Uncovered by The Times’ investigation, however, was a very different………
Now All Can See Why Obama & Christie Get Along SO Damn Well!
Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
Posted on Thursday, January 09, 2014 6:56:55 AM by Reaganite Republican
Both the same kind of unprincipled, vengeful,
mafioso-mentality thug that should never
be allowed anywhere near the levers of power…
If we as constitutional conservatives somehow allow a Chris Christie nomination to become
If the Obamas posed for an imperial portrait…
The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-6-13 | The Looking Spoon
Posted on Monday, January 06, 2014 1:00:45 PM by The Looking Spoon
There is only one title fitting for people fit to rule only one type of land…
If you don\’t know what a \”shart\” is find out here.
On the Need for a Political Insurgency
Politicians seek election, not to uphold the Constitution and serve the American people, but to obtain power, and to use that power to accrue partisan and financial benefits for themselves and their major supporters.
………From the beginning, others have seen Americans not as a people who sought ordered stability but as persistent disturbers of the status quo. As the ancient Corinthians said of the Athenians, they were “incapable of either living a quiet life themselves or of allowing
anyone else to do so.” Nineteenth-century Americans were, in the words of French diplomats, “numerous,” “warlike,” and an “enemy to be feared.”
In 1817, John Quincy Adams reported from London, “The universal feeling of Europe in witnessing the gigantic growth of our population and power is that we shall, if united, become a very dangerous member of the society of nations.”
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7 posted on Sunday, December 22, 2013 11:10:18 AM by gunnyg (\”A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever…)
Vladimir Putin, Conservative Icon… “The Russian president is positioning himself as the world\’s leading defender of traditional values. Vladimir Putin is calling on the conservatives of the world to unite—behind him.”
Vladimir Putin, Conservative Icon
The Atlantic ^ | Dec 20, 2013 | Brian Whitmore
Posted on Saturday, December 21, 2013 9:35:03 PM by Innovative
Vladimir Putin is calling on the conservatives of the world to unite—behind him.
In The Future, We’ll All be Registered Democrats… “This will be the skeleton key for unlocking health benefits…”
In The Future, We\’ll All be Registered Democrats
Mononymous/Wordpress ^ | 12/11/2013 | Mononymous
Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:17:53 AM by mononymous
This will be the skeleton key for unlocking health benefits…
To an unbiased observer, it should be clear that 70 – 90% of the civil servants (not including elected officials) in this country are likely ardent supporters and card carrying members of the Democrat party. The next time you are at the DMV, for example, try to identify the person there that is likely to vote Republican or even as an independent; good luck with the exercise.
To the point, however, these people know and need not be told what’s in their interest and naturally, it is the continued existence of big government, its bureaucracy and their jobs.
Obamacare \”Essential Benefits\” Rendered Most Current Health Plans Obsolete
By Alan Joel Full Story
The great bait-and-switch of ObamaCare (“you can keep your plan and your doctor”) was intentionally orchestrated by the architects of the legislation.
There were thousands of policies offered nationwide that were good and even very good but now they can’t be sustained under the new Obamacare policy requirements.
Sam Muhho: The Neo-Imperialist Corporatist Order and the “Men Behind the Curtain” – firstname.lastname@example.org – Gmail
Vincent Harlow once wisely observed, “Men’s minds indeed conceive new thoughts and plan new projects, but out of ancient thinking and under potent influence of long-established characteristics.” This has been reflected in reality for both the positive but also for the negative.
A critical modern-day “negative” that is threatening humanity as we know it is the emergence of an increasingly transparent “neo-imperialist” order that is currently subverting the world and seeking to control the destiny of humanity in manners not unlike to what imperialism has done throughout the ages. This “empire”, unlike previous ones, is not serving the interest of a specific country or nationality but an international cabal of corporate-financier, self-proclaimed “globalist” elite operating from the Wall Street-London axis of power along with international bankers, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and related financial and political institutions.
A false political theater has been crafted by the corporate media serving as the public relations arm of this agenda. It is about time people escaped the media “matrix” marketing a singular agenda under different political labels and it is time to understand the international gambles this empire is playing with our collective destiny.
The Nature of the Empire
Contrary to misconceptions by many well-intentioned and aware people, this empire is not strictly an “American empire” in the sense that it is being done for the mere glory of America as a nation although the historical Anglo-American political and financial center of power is the driving factor. Rather, it is an empire that seeks the subversion of both the American people and the world by the creation of an international corporatist order where power is centralized in hands of a collective, privileged few expanding their control through the means of co-opted governments and force. The mechanisms of this modern empire are parallel to the mechanism of the British Empire historically and can be demonstrated in various sources of both scholarly and general analysis.
The parallel is found in manners such as the function of empires in general (albeit under different historical contexts), the role of “system administrators”, and also the manner in which the modern-day “empire” can be dismantled similar to the British Empire’s dismantling from the American colonies, all of which will be noted.
What cannot be understated is the role of this empire as an international corporatist order. Michael Snyder defines a corporatist order as one where:
Most wealth and power is concentrated in the hands of giant corporations and big government is used as a tool by these corporations to consolidate wealth and power even further. In a corporatist system, the wealth and power of individuals and small businesses is dwarfed by the overwhelming dominance of the corporations……………………………….
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JB Williams — ObamaCare Fraud and Extortion on Track….. “ObamaCare was designed to carry out the Cloward-Piven Strategy of overloading the social benefits system until the entire system collapses, at which point, Democratic Socialists running Washington DC will capitalize on the health care crisis they created by moving to their end game, a single-payer system run by the Federal Government, wiping out an entire industry responsible for 1/7th of our nation’s economy.”
…..Clearly, ObamaCare was not designed to actually work. Obama’s promises have been broken, all of them. As a result, Obama’s individual approval rating has plummeted to an all-time low in the 30s and the congressional approval rating is bottoming out in the single digits.
No, ObamaCare was designed to carry out the Cloward-Piven Strategy of overloading the social benefits system until the entire system collapses, at which point, Democratic Socialists running Washington DC will capitalize on the health care crisis they created by moving to their end game, a single-payer system run by the Federal Government, wiping out an entire industry responsible for 1/7th of our nation’s economy.
By Doug Hagmann Monday, November 11, 2013
Despite what you are being told, the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA), commonly known as ObamaCare, is already proving to be a resounding success. The problem, however, is that the majority of Americans don’t fully understand the objectives of this plan, or the roles of its architects and its defenders. Even the vast majority of conservative pundits in all venues don’t seem to ‘get it’ and consequently, are leading their readers and listeners astray by focusing on the wrong issues.
First, it is vital to understand that the ACA is not now, nor never was, about providing affordable health care. It is merely disguised as such.
By Judi McLeod Thursday, November 7, 2013
It’s always better to light a candle than to curse the darkness, as Eleanor Roosevelt famously pointed out. But cursing the darkness instead of shining the light seems to be what we’re all doing these days.
Even shining a penlight into the inky darkness of political life in Washington, DC would show that we’ve been forced into the role of audience to the well-orchestrated Act that life in public office has gained over citizenry.
It starts by recognizing that the public office of the day is an entire, well-scripted, ongoing Act; an Act that keeps 90 percent of an unsuspecting and unwitting public at large in the dark without a match.
America Loses Power, Russia gets More
Dan Miller\’s Blog ^ | November 2, 2013 | Dan Miller
Posted on Saturday, November 02, 2013 3:55:11 PM by DanMiller
The Battered Public Syndrome… “I have seen clips of our president lying smoothly, comfortably, and repeatedly in his bait and switch sales pitch for the comically named Affordable Health Care Act. \”You like your doctor; you can keep your doctor.\” \”You like your plan; you can keep your plan, period.\” \”You will have much better insurance for less money\”. \”Your insurance costs will go down by an average of $2,500. \” \”This plan will not increase our deficit by one dime.\” All lies. The public is being battered on health care and that is becoming increasingly obvious.”
The Battered Public Syndrome
American Thinker ^ | October 26, 2013 | Bryce Buchanan
Posted on Sunday, October 27, 2013 8:21:14 AM by Alex Baker
The Battered Public Syndrome Bryce Buchanan
The battered wife syndrome is a well-known psychological malady in which an abused partner stays with her abuser, thinking things would be worse without him. They think the separation would be more painful than the beatings and can\’t really imagine life without their man.
For some victims, there finally comes a time when they have had enough and they face the reality that this man is not good for them. He lies to them. He hurts them. Eventually, even his sweet talk falls on deaf ears.
Watching the news this week, I have seen clips of our president lying smoothly, comfortably, and repeatedly in his bait and switch sales pitch for the comically named Affordable Health Care Act.
When Frogs Jump (Is this finally how the SHTF?)
AmericanThinker.com ^ | 10/25/2013 | Daren Jonescu
Posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 8:09:39 AM by RoosterRedux
Progressives expose their true nature when their slowly heated pot is categorically rejected by the frogs. The mirage of \”politics as usual,\” bipartisanship, and collegiality lasts only as long as men acquiesce in their own enslavement. Of course, a little public disagreement here and there is good for progressive optics, as it perpetuates the comforting illusion of open debate. But what if that little disagreement turns into an all-out refusal to go gently into that good night?
Originally posted on The Conservative Citizen:
THE REALITY OF RISK POOLS AND PREMIUMS
Let’s begin with a multiple choice question: If insurance companies are forced to offer health insurance to people with preexisting conditions, which of the following must occur?
1. People with preexisting conditions pay higher premiums due to increased risk to the insurers.
2. People without preexisting conditions pay higher premiums – subsidizing those with preexisting conditions.
3. The government (taxpayers) subsidizes the premiums of people with preexisting conditions.
4. Insurance companies bear the cost of the added risk.
Not sure? Let’s try the process of elimination:
Should an accident-prone driver pay the same premiums as does an accident-free driver – especially if being able to do so causes the safe driver’s premiums to increase? (Assume you’re the safe driver) Should the taxpayers subsidize his accidents? If you were the insurance company, should you be forced to absorb losses because you’re forced to offer the same coverage…
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I recall ALL this, and more…..I was born in ‘35.
Liberalism vs. Conservatism – What Difference Does It Make?… “More and more, conservatism is being voiced by the people who lean more to the libertarian side of the political spectrum. Many of us want nothing more than to be simply left alone. We do not desire the government to be in our homes or in our lives and we see much of the federal government as an unneeded and unwanted intrusion into our personal lives. “
Political Realities ^ | 10/10/13 | LD Jackson
Posted on Thursday, October 10, 2013 6:44:04 AM by LD Jackson
There is a great divide in America. On one side, you have liberalism, voiced by a group of progressive Democrats that believe in greater government control of almost every aspect of our daily lives. On the other, there is conservatism.
More and more, conservatism is being voiced by the people who lean more to the libertarian side of the political spectrum. Many of us want nothing more than to be simply left alone. We do not desire the government to be in our homes or in our lives and we see much of the federal government as an unneeded and unwanted intrusion into our personal lives.
Republicans Have No Clue Who Their Enemy Really Is….. “Soon after his marathon speech on the floor of the Senate ended, Ted Cruz granted an interview to Rush Limbaugh. I want to use a quote from that interview that speaks volumes. Thanks to The Lonely Conservative for the quote. CRUZ: I will tell you the single biggest surprise in arriving to the Senate is the defeatist attitude here. I mean, we don’t even talk about how to win a fight. There’s no discussion. We talk about, “Hey, let’s get a show vote so we can go tell our constituents we’re doing something.” But I promise you, Rush, if you had to sit through one Senate lunch, you’d be in therapy for a month….”
Political Realities ^ | 09/26/13 | LD Jackson
Posted on Thursday, September 26, 2013 6:49:31 AM by LD Jackson
I’ve never been someone who constantly calls for a third-party in our political system. I have long-held the opinion that a third-party would be able to get very little done, simply because the Democrats and Republicans are so entrenched in the system.
I’m still not there yet, but there is something that I need to get off my chest. Why does our party insist on eating its own?