On the 2020 Campaign Trail, Where’s the Truth on the Economy?

It takes a special communicator to raise the Fed issue and command attention. Only Dr. Ron Paul grew his crowds and audiences on his call to abolish the Federal Reserve, making it a populist campaign theme while educating the youth, referring them to Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard, and other heroic economists.

In 2020, there is an effort within the Libertarian Party to do that again. Jacob Hornberger, one of six candidates vying for the party’s nomination for president, seems to be leading the primary race in no small part due to his ability to speak on the Fed in an educational and exciting way.

Hornberger’s track record goes back decades, founding the Future of Freedom Foundation in 1989. It grew with the Ron Paul Revolution movement, so many libertarian activists see him as something of a rightful heir.

“End the Fed and separate money and the state,” reads Hornberger’s campaign website. “The Federal Reserve is nothing more than a socialist central-planning agency.”

Like Paul, Hornberger can connect the dots between Fed policy and housing, education, and other issues typically treated as wholly unrelated. This holistic approach contrasts with previous Libertarian Party presidential campaigns that attempted to dilute libertarianism down to “fiscally conservative, socially liberal.

 

Source: On the 2020 Campaign Trail, Where’s the Truth on the Economy?

Someone Started A Petition to Change the US National Anthem to War Pigs by Black Sabbath

Isn’t the U.S. — with its military budget dwarfing at least the next five countries, its multi-fronted ostensible fight against the nebulous ‘terrorism,’ and not-unjustifiable reputation as world police — somewhat uniquely qualified as the premier agent of War?

Perhaps standing to group-sing “War Pigs” before political and sporting events and more might remove the blinders of nationalism and patriotism a smidge. Perhaps a little truth-telling would be good for this country.

Why not tell it — or, in this case, sing it — like it really is. We are the world’s biggest war-mongers, and if we aren’t going to change that, at least we could make America great for once — and be honest about what our government truly is.

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Source: Someone Started A Petition to Change the US National Anthem to War Pigs by Black Sabbath

Mainstream Americans Microdosing

 

Microdosing: the no-flowers-in-your-hair practice of taking minimal amounts (fractions of a gram) of hallucinogenic substances like psilocybin mushrooms or LSD, on a regular basis.

Individuals who microdose claim to experience an elevated mood, increased productivity, and a greater capacity for creativity – without suffering the hallucinogenic effects that many would consider debilitating.

Although it’s currently illegal in the U.S., early research into its effects is demonstrating positive results and millions of dollars are being poured into further research.

 

 

Rothbard: The Constitution Was a Coup d’État

Our Republic was corrupted before the paint had time to dry…

“Basically, urban merchants and artisans, as well as many slaveholding planters, united in support of a strong nation-state that would use the power of coercion to grant them privileges and subsidies. The subsidies would come at the expense of the average subsistence yeoman farmer who might be expected to oppose such a new nationalism. But against them, to support a new constitution, were the commercial farmers aided by the southern plantation-farmers who also wanted power and regulation for their own benefit. Given the urban support, the split among the farmers, and the support from wealthy educated elites, it is not surprising that the nationalist forces were able to execute their truly amazing political coup d’état which illegally liquidated the Articles of Confederation and replaced it with the Constitution. In short, they were able to destroy the original individualist and decentralized program of the American Revolution. (p. 128)”

Source: Rothbard: The Constitution Was a Coup d’État | Mises Wire

Foreign Policy – Jacob Hornberger for President

 

The United States was founded on the principle of a non-interventionist foreign policy, one in which the federal government does not go abroad “in search of monsters to destroy.” That was the title of a speech delivered to Congress by John Quincy Adams on the Fourth of July, 1821, in which Adams summarized America’s founding foreign-policy principle of non-interventionism.

Adams observed that there are lots of monstrous conditions under which people around the world suffer — tyranny, oppression, war, revolution, starvation. It was not the role of the U.S. government, however, to go abroad and save people from such horrors.

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