Monthly Archives: September 2012

US Presidential Elections – For sale to highest bidder – Infographic

US Presidential Elections – For sale to highest bidder – Infographic.

In America, winning the Presidency has proven to be a question of how much money you’re willing to spend.
The trend constantly shows that, he who spends the most money on elections usually wins.
A new law in 2010 allowed SuperPACs, through which people can indirectly (often secretly) donate unlimited amounts of
money to a candidate. Since the candidate who raises most money, usually wins… the election is up for the highest bidder.

What Ron Paul Might Have Said About That 47% by Thomas DiLorenzo

Unlike Romney and Obama, Ron Paul is neither a repeater of Republican Party platitudes about “America’s greatness” nor a mumbler of silly socialist platitudes that sound like they were paraphrased directly from The Communist Manifesto “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”. Ron Paul is a seriously learned man when it comes to economics and political philosophy. He is very familiar with the writings of all the classical liberals, especially Austrian School economists such as Ludwig von Mises, Henry Hazlitt, F.A. Hayek, and Murray Rothbard. As such, he must know that Rothbard considered John C. Calhoun, the nineteenth-century U.S. Senator, Secretary of War, and Vice President of the United States to have been one of America’s greatest political philosophers as well.Because of his educational background, Ron Paul would have articulated Romney’s truthful comment about how the moochers and parasites of American society “the 47%” are on the verge of overwhelming the producers politically. He would not have gotten involved in the mindless media “debate” over whether it is 47 percent or 49 percent of American adults who pay no income taxes but receive benefits from government. He likely would have quoted or paraphrased Rothbard’s favorite American political philosopher, Calhoun, from his magisterial 1850 Disquisition on Government instead.”When once formed,” Calhoun wrote, a political community “will be divided into two great parties – a major and minor – between which there will be incessant struggles on the one side to retain, and on the other to obtain the majority . . . . ” Consequently, “some portion of the community must pay in taxes more than it receives back in disbursements; while another receives in disbursements more than it pays in taxes.”The community is thus divided into “two great classes – one consisting of those who . . . pay the taxes . . . and the other, of those who are the recipients of their proceeds.” This will in turn lead to “one class or portion of the community [being] elevated to wealth and power, and the other depressed to abject poverty and dependence, simply by the fiscal action of the government.”

via What Ron Paul Might Have Said About That 47% by Thomas DiLorenzo.

Sailboat Diaries − Why I’m Leaving America

Goodbye, America.For as long as I’ve lived you’ve been my only home. I’ve had a wonderful life here. Your inhabitants are almost universally kind, and I’ve become lifelong friends with many of your citizens. All of my family lives here, everyone I have ever known or loved, and I will miss them all a lot. But after 22 years, I feel impelled to leave.According to your founders, “When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one [person] to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” Well, I certainly wouldn’t want to be disrespectful.

via Sailboat Diaries − Why I’m Leaving America.