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Johnson, Paul, Napolitano Administration

In True nature of the State on June 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Gary Johnson Will be our next President of the United States of America.

That is what I and everyone else who wants to be more free is hoping for this coming November.

There is no question as to what candidate a person who believes in Individual Liberty can vote for this coming election. The other two choices for President, Obama or Romney are clearly not for more Freedom.

Think about what a Gary Johnson administration would look like. His Vice President will be Jim Gray former California Superior Court Judge and an advocate of ending the Drug War, Ron “End the Fed” Paul as Secretary of the Treasury and Judge “Liberty above all” Napolitano as the Attorney General. (Now the last two are of course not official yet but I have high hopes that is what will occur.)

When Gary Johnson takes office there will not just be a Libertarian in the White House. The entire Cabinet will be turned over. No longer will Eric “Justice for only Some”Holder be Attorney General, no longer will Timothy “Goldman-Sachs” Geithner be Treasury Secretary, and  no longer will Kathleen “Socialized Medicine” Sibelius will be head of the Department of Health and Human Services.

This is a tremendous selling point for anyone who believes in living in a more Free Society under Less Government. The Day Gary Johnson takes office is the day Government actually begins to shrink. That is because a lot of Regulatory Law is created by the vast Executive Bureaucracy. And until a Johnson Administration can prompt Congress to pass laws to dismantle the Welfare-Warfare State there is a lot that he can do just with his Cabinet appointments.

If Judge Andrew Napolitano became the next Attorney General we would have a supreme advocate of Liberty in the Cabinet.  His appointment by Johnson to head the Justice Department would mean that the killing of American Citizens abroad and the spying on them at home with Military Drones would end.  He would work with Vice President Jim Gray to spearhead ending the destructive Federal Drug Prohibition. Judge Nap, now Attorney General Nap would work to end the unconstitutional wiretaps that have grown exponentially since the passing of the Patriot Act. There has not been a more vocal voice out there against the indefinite detention clause of the NDAA and Attorney General Nap would do everything in his power to prevent that from ever being implemented.  Just as he is now a Champion of Individual Liberty based upon Natural Rights, he would continue to do so as the Head of the United States Department of Justice.

I don’t know about you but I have a freedom boner just thinking of that.

Now lets move on to the Secretary of the Treasury. Under the last two presidents, Geithner and Paulson’s  advice and actions have destroyed the “economy” of this country in order to Bail out the large Banks here and abroad. Along with the Federal Reserve and a compliant Congress,  the Treasury Department has facilitated the 16 trillion-dollar debt which is enslaving this and future generations.  When Dr. Ron Paul is name Secretary of Treasury he would be a constant voice for Limiting Government, putting the brakes on all new spending, and demanding no BAILOUTS for anyone!!! He is not a puppet of Goldman Sachs and the other big banking firms.

Dr. Ron Paul has been a champion of Hard Money, Ending the Fed and keeping alive the Austrian Economic School alive for the past thirty years. This is contrary to all the mainstream Wall Street types who have filled the Treasury Department and advocated for big government and more centralized planning.  Ron Paul has singlehandedly made the Federal Reserve a mainstream issue. He has raised awareness of the Nefarious activities of the Central Bank and how its destructive monetary policies have caused the great Recession and how its infationary policies continue to transfer wealth from the 99% up to the 1%.

Ron Paul has advocated ending the Fed by making competing currencies once again legal in this country.  He ran on repealing the Legal Tender Laws and I believe he would be pushing President Gary Johnson to pursue the same course. This has ground shaking implications. Gold and silver will become “real money” again overnight. This will destroy the Federal Reserves monopoly on money creation and return back Monetary Freedom back to the people from the clutches of the sovereign Central Bank-Big Government Cabal.

With your person and privacy secure with Attorney General Nap and the value of your Money secure with Dr. Paul; the Gary Johnson Administration would immediately change the relationship between the governed and the government in this country. No longer would we be working for the Government the Government would be working for us. (Paraphrasing Nap).  There is a lot to be said for wanting to have Republics win the Senate in the next election cycle. But until that happens a Libertarian President with a Libertarian Cabinet would be the largest step toward human freedom the World has ever seen since the Colonists first rebelled against England.

This is the second Revolution. When Gary Johnson is sworn in as our 45th President of the United States of America it will be to say once again that Free Men have the God-given right to their Life, Liberty and Property  and that  government is constituted only to protect those rights and no government has the rigth to violate them.  Even though he is taking the reigns of the Leviathan he intends to immediately put it on a diet. He  will seek ways to blunt its teeth and dull its claws by cutting government spending by 40% on day one and pushing for the Fair Tax. ( See my Post The only Fair Tax is no Tax)  He will work to stop the insane regulations of the Federal Bureaucracy and reduce the Executive Branch down to levels unprecedented since the beginning of the last century.

Gary Johnson is the only candidate  who is carrying the mantle of Individual Liberty and Limited Government into this Presidential Election. If you have supported Ron Paul in the past I urge you to immediately throw your support behind Gary Johnson. He can win. Ross Perot won almost 20% of the votes in 1992 and people thought he was nuts. People now like then are desperate for a third option and but unlike then, we have a third party candidate who can actually win. Gary Johnson is not insane and certainly not a Ross Perot type candidate. He is a pragmatic Libertarian with Executive Leadership Experience in both the public and private sector. In New Mexico, a 2 to 1 Democratic State, he was elected Governor TWICE. Gary Johnson Left New Mexico with a State budget surplus, less state government, and left office with a high approval rating.

When Gary Johnson moves into the White House the tentacles of the Federal Government will be begin moving out of your life. And isn’t that what everyone who wants to live more free wants?  A lot of folks are waiting to see if Ron Paul will endorse Gary Johnson and if he does Johnson, will easily win over 33% of the vote. Ron Paul consistently polls in the high teens and there are many disaffected Republicans and Democrats who will flock to his simple, clear and honest message of Freedom, Prosperity and Peace. I hope that Ron Paul does support Gary Johnson. If he does not that will be a huge blow for the Freedom Movement.

If Ron Paul is debating about who to endorse I will ask him a simple question. Does he truly believe the following passage from his book “Liberty Defined”?

He wrote in the forward: “Liberty means to exercise human rights in any manner a person chooses as long as it does not interfere with the exercise of the rights of others. This means above all else, keeping government out of our lives.”

I say to the man who wrote those words how can you not support the only candidate who echoes your core beliefs?

If Ron Paul comes out to support Mitt Romney he will be betraying his fundamental principles. His son Rand Paul has already done so. My hope is that  Ron Paul will seize this momentous opportunity to endorse  a legitimate third party Candidate who can win the Presidency. Ron Paul has an awesome chance to become part of the first Libertarian Administration since Thomas Jefferson’s first term. Hopefully when Johsnon is elected he will invite Dr. Paul to join the Cabinet as Secretary of the Treasury; where he can complete his mission to end the Fed’s monopoly over the American people’s money.  I am excited about this possibility. I remember the dark days of  2008 when Obama was sworn in. We all have witnessed so much awfulness since his inauguration. The Growth of the State has been going on for decades and has accelerated greatly under Obama. We do not need Obama-lite (ROmney) to get into office, secure the status quo and oversea an 8% growth of government and turn around and claim that he is for “limited government.”  Gary Johnson is the only candidate that will turn back the tide of Statism and help usher in the  “Second Republic of The United States of America”.

Right now a lot of Conservatives and even Libertarians like Neil Boortz and my Dad think that Gary Johnson has no shot at becoming President. They tell me and others that a vote for Gary Johnson is actually a vote for Obama. I say to them that we cannot allow our fear of another Obama term keep us from voting for Liberty which only Gary Johnson champions.  I say to those who are “afraid”  where is the fighting spirit of Americans gone? I say to them who fear voting their conscience where is the “gumption” of the first Pilgrims who fled oppression to search for a  land where they would have Freedom of Conscience.? Are there any men left in America who like the early colonists are willing to throw off the shackles of tyranny because they simply want to keep the fruits of their labor and not toil for the “King”? Today we are the pilgrims , today we are the colonists, who long for freedom. In order to gain that we must be willing to sacrifice our easy “safety and security” and step out onto the “Boat of Freedom” by voting for what we know is right, even if that means sailing into the unknown.

Many we know today are like those in the time of colonization who are paralyzed by fear, stuck in vacilatoin on the docks of Portsmouth England. They are debating whether or not to take the journey toward Freedom across the uncertainty of the Atlantic Ocean or remain at home with the certainty of tyranny. Today we have before us the uncertainty of the Presidential Election. It is stormy and unpredictable. Nothing is promised to us. Our only hope is to step off shore and follow what we know to be right. And to follow that Beacon of Freedom which is being carried today by Gary Johnson, who when elected will work to liberate America from the clutches of Statism, to make it once again the “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave.”

Take the leap of Faith. Take up the cause of Liberty. Cast your vote for Gary Johnson. It doesn’t matter what Ron Paul does. Gary Johnson is still the greatest hope that any of us have to Live more Free. When you feel doubt about his prospects and people are shouting at you that  it can never happen; just remember what it will be like to have Judge “Natural Rights” Nap as the Attorney General and Dr. “End the Fed” Paul as Secretary of Treasury. Imagine what A Libertarian Cabinet will look life with its members brought in from places like  Reason Magazine, The Cato Institute, and The Mises Institute . To me that warms my heart to think about the defenders of liberty defending our liberty within the walls of the State.

I still advocate for a stateless society. But until that day occurs I look forward to November 6th when Gary Johnson becomes our 45th president. My goal is to live as free as possible and to live under the least amount of government possible. Gary Johnson is the only candidate running for the presidency who will when elected into office immediately begin “limiting”  and thus lifting the burden of the Federal Government off of our backs.

A vote for Gary Johnson is a vote for Peace abroad and Freedom and Prosperity at home.

Brad Miller

AdvocateofLiberty and Gary Johnson for President

D-Day: Heroic Crusade or Pyrrhic Victory

In True nature of the State on June 6, 2012 at 2:51 am

Was D-Day the beginning of a Heroic Crusade to “Free Europe” or was it a Pyrrhic Victory for the United States? Did the Collectivism that grew at Home during WWII help save our Liberty or Destroy it?

Today marks the 68th anniversary of the invasion of fortress Europe by Allied forces, better known as “D-Day”.  On that day 156,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. Over 4ooo thousand of them were killed and another 6000 were wounded. On the German side it is estimated that 4000-9000 German soldiers were killed and wounded. But that is just the beginning of the story of the Battle of Normandy.

Over 425,000 Allied and German troops were killed, wounded or went missing during the Battle of Normandy.

Today, twenty-seven war cemeteries hold the remains of over 110,000 dead from both sides: 77,866 German, 9386 American, 17,769 British, 5002 Canadian and 650 Poles.

Between 15,000 and 20,000 French civilians were killed, mainly as a result of Allied bombing. Thousands more fled their homes to escape the fighting.

The men who died on those beaches deserve to be commended. If you want an accurate picture of what happened on those bloody beaches you should definitely watch Saving Private Ryan. It is an incredible movie that shows in gruesome detail the horrors of war and how bodies, minds and lives are shattered by it. Today there will be plenty of pundits speaking of how “America” saved Europe and how D-Day demonstrates what a Nation can accomplish when it pulls together for a common cause. But when we look at a single battle, like the Battle of Normandy, we fail to see the big picture of why the war  was actually fought and what was accomplished by all the bloodshed.

While soldiers were dying overseas the United States Federal Government was growing exponentially at Home. The New Deal was being solidified and the American people were becoming more and more accepting of Government Control over their daily lives.  John T Flynn called this growing intervention of the Feds into the private sector as “the Good Fascism” as opposed to “the bad Fascism of the Nazis.” This growing Central Planning of individual’s lives by the bureaucrats in Washington and the growing alliance of Big Government and Big Business was not considered by most Americas to be the “bad Fascism of the Nazis.” But what is ironic is that at the core of what the soldiers were fighting and dying to eradicate on the beaches of Normandy, was actually growing at home with every ship built,  with every ration cared issued and with every soldier drafted.

When an individual is “drafted” to go to war he is no longer a free man. He is a killing tool of the ruling class. He has no more free will, he must go to where they tell him and kill who they tell him kill or he will be imprisoned or killed. The Draft plain and simple is a form of slavery. Daniel Webster spoke out against the first proposed draft in the U.S. for the war of 1812:

“Nor is it, Sir, for the defense of his own house & home, that he who is the subject of military draft is to perform the task allotted to him. You will put him upon a service equally foreign to his interests & abhorrent to his feelings. With his aid you are to push your purposes of conquest. The battles which he is to fight are the battles of invasion; battles which he detests perhaps & abhors, less from the danger & the death that gathers over them, & the blood with which they drench the plain, than from the principles in which they have their origin..”

He argued that if a man’s life and property are at stake he will defend it. There is no need to “draft” him. It is only in wars of aggression and conquest does a Government resort to conscription. And it’s not only the soldiers who are conscripted by the State during war.

Under the aegis of war the State takes control of all “vital resource” and “rations” them out to the populace. The U.S. Office of Price Administration (OPA) in 1942 froze prices in the U.S. on practically all everyday goods and rationed gas, food, shoes, tires and most items individuals needed or wanted to buy. It was done so everyone got their fair share.  This type of “Collectivist” thinking has pervaded American political thought ever since. It is during times of war Individualism is suppressed and the Collective is raised above all. The individual must give up his freedom to the Government Central Planners so they will ensure that  “everyone gets their fair share”.

I don’t like the term fair share but let’s examine  using their terminology of the time to see who really received their “fair share” during WWII.  Did the boys who died on the Beaches of Normandy or those unfortunate souls on the Bataan Death March get their fair share? Did all the wives, sisters, and moms who would never see their loved ones again get their fair share? Did the hundreds of thousands of wounded men who came home after the war ended get their fair share? Did the masses of individuals at home who lost almost all control over their daily lives for four years get their fair share?

The Politicians, the bureaucrats, the Bankers, all manner of manufacturers who sold to the Government, and the merchants of death  got more than their Fair share. They stayed at home and made huge profits while others suffered imeasurable physical and emotional pain. How many of the politicians and bankers and merchants of death were shot and killed on the Beaches of Normandy or were marched to death in the jungles of the Philipines?  Like Smedley Butler, a two-time Medal of Honor Winner wrote “War is a Racket”. And that is exactly why it is waged.

Today we live in an ever-increasing Collectivist society at home and the American Government’s foreign policy abroad can only be described as Imperialistic. Did the men on D-Day die so that the U.S. Federal Government could accrue 16 trillion in debt? Did the men die on D-Day so that Amish folks and others can’t buy unpasteurized milk? Did the men die on the beaches of Normandy so that the U.S. Government can oust any Middle Eastern Leader it wants to? Did the men did on D-Day so that over 50% of your income today is stolen from you at the point of a gun? Did the men die on the beaches of Normandy so that you have to live in fear that the Small Arms treaty being considered in the U.N. will deny  your God-given right to “bear arms” ? Did the men on D-Day die so that the U.S. dollar would be destroyed by the printing presses of the Federal Reserve? Did the men on D-Day die so that the U.S. military could have 900 military installations around the world? Did the men die on the beaches of Normandy so the U.S. President could compile a secret kill list of individuals including U.S. citizens and assassinate them anywhere around the world at will? Did the men on D-Day die so the U.S. Government would “Abandon the Free Enterprise system to save it” ?

WWII set the stage for the Leviathan that we are suffering under today. The Last Great War was fought not to make the world safe for individual liberty or even for democracy. It was waged  to benefit the bankers, the war profiteers, and the politicians. While the soldiers and their families paid the horrific price in blood on the battle field and broken hearts at home.  And we are still today paying for those war profits from WWII. That debt has never been paid off. When we honor those who have fallen let us not forget that it is always politicians who start the wars and it is always the citizens, who generation after generation pay the price.

As Ayn Rand wrote either a Society is based upon the principles of Collectivism or that of Individualism. This country was founded on the principles of Individualism. That is a belief that every person has the inalienable right to their life, liberty and property and that no man or group of men have the right to take it away. Fascism, Communism, Socialism, Crony Capitalism, are all forms of Collectivism. And Its basic tenet is that man has no rights ; that his work, his body, and his personality belong to the group, the group can do with him what it pleases, for the sake of whatever it decides is in its best interest. And that is exactly what happened in WWII to the soldiers sent to Europe and the Pacific and to the citizenry at home.

WWII did not make us any freer. It only ended up enslaving us even more to the Federal Government. FDR wanted WWII, in particular to benefit the Rockefeller in the Pacific and Morgans  in Europe. FDR knew that the attacks on Pearl Harbor were going to happen, he forced the Japanese to attack and welcomed it. The Battle for Normandy occurred mainly because the Banking Houses wanted to protect their investments overseas. That is not something that will be taught in school and it wasn’t something Ronald Reagan spoke about during his famous speech on the beeches of Normandy.

All Governments will  use ever pretext especially War to further impoverish, maim, kill and enslave individuals under their dominion. That is why I advocate for the elimination of the State as we know it and to live in what is commonly called and an Anarcho-Capitalist Society. This type of Society is  based upon the principles of Individualism, Natural Justice and Voluntary Contracts. Every function that is handled by Government today including defense would be provided on the “Free Market”.  Only then would we see an end to  Perpetual War.

” I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or to speak, or write, with moderation. No! no! Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; — but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present”
William Loyd Garrison

The baby today is freedom. The fire is the American Government consuming everything in its path. Now is the time to turn back the tide of collectivism at home, return Individual Liberty back to America and peaceful trade with the rest of the world.

And That’s my Take
Brad Miller

AdvocateofLiberty and Peace