Friday, November 08, 2013
Hey , I am a PEACE AND LOVE CHILD OF THE 60TIES.Those wonderful years When I rejected Authority I am glad I did.
I Don't believe other people know what is right or best for me.I am all I have in the way of leadership.
How logical is it to believe that someone
who has never even met you, cares about you and knows what is best for you? I think the idea that our polititans and representatives have our interests at heart is wishful thinking, naïve,idiotic, juvenile, etc, etc. In reality They have a fat job blowing YOUR money and telling YOU what to do , and it you don't OBEY , the Guns are on the WAY!
Also, to make a long story of government control of the health care industry short: As a Hospital dietitian in 1976 I made $202.00 a week;$154.02 net. I paid 11 CENTS a week for group health insurance. You read it right. 11 Cents! $5.72 a year. Zero percent of my income to be exact. Fast Forward 37 years: Gross pay $690 a week. Ninety bucks a week for health insurance. 20-25% net pay. This is of course EFORE any trips to the doctor, hospital or pharmacy. I think it is accurate to say that we are modern day slaves to the government controlled and regulated health/insurance industry. There is no such thing as a Free market in health care and there has not been for many years. People used to just pay their own medical bills like any other normal expense before the government got involved.When I was a kid my mom took me to the pediatrician for $3.00. Doctors used to make house calls for five or ten ..... US GOVERNMENT MOTTO:If it aien't broke- Fix it till it IS!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
I like nachos and Whisky.
Plus I can still get it ON!
My parts still work;
and the desire is not Gone.
Mad ,glad or sad
I just shop till I drop
No violence for me-
Just coupons and Iced tea!!
I don't watch TV, and I swim to feel Free,
and my Body and Brain work Damn Good for ME!!
Every Nite, my man and I walk in the woods
and talk about life.
Exercise and Nature do wonders-
to bust stress and strife!
In my Cadi sedan, Off stays the radio-
Exception to the rule: Storms and Tornadoes
My CD player, serves me well,
entertainment and tunes, when driving is Hell!
From My childhood I play Peter Pan,
who taught me to think lovely thoughts, and beleive that " I can".
At night, In my dreams I fly like a bird in the sky at will, and never take a sleeping pill!
I eat good food and am growing tomatoes. I watch my weight and skip fried potatoes...
At this point I don't need a Doc- But when I do:
I'm Going to POT!!
Friday, October 22, 2010
It's like they are saying that the reason the WAD should be ended is because it is being "LOST";since the WAD costs billion of dollars, more people take drugs than ever at a younger age than ever, and party animnal's are clogging up the courts and prisons and law enforcement is bribed and corrupted with big bucks! Of course these are indications that it is not acheiving its intended goals and wasting alot of taxdollars - But WHAT if the Government were Winning- Would it Be OK then? What if they just tried a harder to get us to Just say NO to Drugs ?
The Government could really Get" Tough" and just shoot everyone on sight who was using or selling any illegal substance! This technique would reduce the number of users Immediatly, free up lots of court and prison space, and save advertising money which would dramatically reduce size and cost of the WAD.
Would this mean the WAD was WON and could be declared a "success"?
Corpses don't complain to their "MisRepresentatives"- so maybe the answer is YES ;-)
Another concern on this topic that burns me up: You never hear anyone in the Media or any of our Rulers asking anyone WHY they risk life, liberty abnd property to ingest outside ingredients into their Bodies!! Don't they give us any credit at all for being human and having personal tastes or desires? Could the answer simply be - Some people like drugs, and find the experience pleasurable, and are drugs are easy to manufacture or find because of Econmic Reality 101: Supply and Demand and visa-versa.
Now, the real point of this "op-ed" :
THE ARGUEMENT AGAINST THE WAD SHOULD FOCUS ON ONE AND ONLY ONE ISSUE in my humble opinion:
We own ourselves and what we choose to put inside ourselves is no-one elses business.Furthermore, there is nothing wrong with wanting to feel good, relaxed or "HIGH".So people should quit apologizing for themselves! If I was writing a CONstitution for America it would be real simple- one line- one FOUR letter acronym easily understood by All:
MYOB/ Mind your own Business!!
Let's quit talking about what people ingest, or what they do for entertainment- and focus on the Big Picture!
What are you actually making of your own life- If you are a self suppporting/ non violent adult in private or given the permission of the Property owner - its no one elses concern how you behave!
Are you using force or fraud against anyone else? Are you supporting yourself with honestly earned funds? Do you provide for your dependents ? Are you minding your own business in the privacy of your own home?Do you clean up after yourself?
In essence: If you hold down a job,don't cheat or steal,keep your children from playing on the railroad tracks and Cut you Grass- Pun intended:)
You are a GOOD Humanoid by Me!
Friday, May 21, 2010
Profit is Proper. Profit deserves Priase. Profit is a beautiful concept- as it is only possible when individuals or groups produce a product or service that other people want, need and like, and put their Money where their mouth is and BUY the thing! This is WONDERFUL in my estimation. Someone, somewhere is doing something RIGHT and getting rewarded for their efforts!
Most people that profit-WITHOUT GOVERNMENT PRIVLEGE, FORCE OR FRAUD- are making other peoples lives better- and thus helping their fellow human beings pursue happiness.
Those who pooh-pooh profit either no not understand or want to deny that Behavior has consequences. Hard work,planning, intelligence and good management of resourses should be encouraged, praised and rewarded. Profit is money left over from the costs of doing business- either to give to the employees, investors or to expand the business- for a Job Well Done.
Reality Check: Some businesses and people of course have short term" there is a sucker born every minute" philosophies. Buyer Beware! There always have and always will be " crooks" on the Planet. Government and law enforcement was supposed to get rid of these types, but the last I heard they were still around........
What would be the point of working or running a business if Profit or excess product of some kind suitable for trade with others were not your driving force? Why do people admire " non- profits"? Would LOSS or failure be a laudable goal? My answer is NO with a capital N. What is it about the term " non profit" that some folks find so appealing? Why is it that making money to provide neccessities and pleasures for yourself and others is scorned by many people and not given the respect it truly deserves? In my mind this is one of the Great Mysteries of Life.
Could Jealousy and Envy possibly have a part in this seemingly "unique" human phenomenon ? ;-) Sour Grapes so to Speak?
So, to all of you Entrepreneurs and Business Owners out there who ARE making a PROFIT- I say Thank you . My Hat is off to you. Keep up the GOOD WORK!
My life is Better for your efforts.
For those of you who are NOT Faring so Well: Be thankful for those who are- becuase the balance of our lives is dependent on their creative ability and success.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
I am very Happy to announce that I don't have a CLUE about Who, What , When , Where, Why or How the universe began- and I don't really care.
I just want to enjoy my LIfe on the Planet, with the People I LOVE !
I do KNOW that Life is GRAND!
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Monday, May 03, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
I Drink my Wine
I could smoke Pot
But I choose Not
Since my My Nannies in Washington say I Cannot!!
A toke or a toddy-
It's my Own Damn Body!!
And What I put in it
Should be Up to Me!
How can this be? I am told I am FREE'
But Reason tells Me I am NOT.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Friday, December 11, 2009
Also a huge idiocracy (check out the movie- its hysterical) is formed which is expensive, inefficient, dumb, and wasteful!
Alas, after the costs have sky-rocketed due to entitlements for some and regulations for all, most individuals cannot afford to receive medical care without risking financial ruin if they do not have insurance or the governments “help.”
Now, along comes Uncle Sam, declaring the situation a crisis! The government has decided it wants to further control the market, raise taxes and expand the entitlements, which will in turn raise the prices even more, and force people to pay for goods and services they do not want or need. The flip side of this is the government will prevent them from receiving services or products they DO want and need. Your money and your health care choices are reduced or eliminated. You are worse off than before. More government; less freedom; economic and personal. The government gets the coal mine, the people get the shaft!
The correct solution to the is to get the government out of the health care business altogether like it was in the 1960 ties before health care became an entitlement and was bureaucratized. People paid for their own routine care and saved for catastrophes, or bought low cost hospitalization insurance. Individuals could buy insurance in the free market to suit their own budget and pocketbook. Private charity, churches, and all kinds of voluntary associations as well as and the medical profession themselves did a great job of providing care for the poor and down trodden. That was they way it worked before government intervention into health care and it could work that way again.
Health care prices would drop like a lead balloon and become affordable, like other products and services not protected from competition in the free market place. Our lives would not be dominated by the fear of getting a serious illness and losing everything we have and have worked for in life!
Economics 101: People will take or use what is free, whether they need it or not.
People will waste and abuse what they do not own or work to pay for. Basically, people are not as concerned about how they spend other peoples, or “the insurances companies,” money as they are what comes out of their own bank account, even though the reality is, the insurance company and the government got the money from them in the first place!
NOTE: I use the collective word “People” with literary license, as I fully know not ALL people overuse the system and folks ARE frugal with third party payments. However, it appears that enough people do follow the negative behavior I have described so as to make present day insurance prices a burden for the rest of us. We have lost site of the original function of all forms of insurance which is help cover a catastrophic loss. Health insurance should have never begun paying for routine care. This was where it all went astray.
Health insurance started with hospitalization insurance, and did not cover routine doctor visits and preventive care. You paid for this yourself, like an adult, and prices were cheap. When I was born, my parents paid for my doctor and hospital bills out of pocket. My dad saved money and paid the doctor out of his paycheck. I don’t know the total costs, but my mother said it was 3 dollars a day for the hospital nursery. This was in 1951.
My great grandfather, who lived 6 days shy of his 100th birthday in 1960, was a graduate of the University of Louisville medical school, doctored and delivered babies in Louisville’s West End until he was 85 years old. Sometimes he just got paid with chickens. He was not a wealthy man to say the least. He lived in a modest home with his extended family until he broke his hip and was placed in a rest home a few months before he died. He also chewed tobacco, and drank a concoction of whole milk and raw egg every day of his life! So much for high cholesterol or hardening of the arteries in his day and time.
I digress even further as I report that “Grandpa” was sued when he was at fault when he had an accident while driving his Model T Ford – and settled for the magnificent sum of seventy-three dollars!
One more bitch about government meddling before I end this epistle. The War on Drugs which is truthfully the war against the individual’s right to be left alone and control his or her own little hunk of flesh! How much more of a slave can a person be, than to be told what he can or cannot peacefully ingest even in the privacy of his own home.
I cannot accept this. It freaks me. This one thing alone was enough to make me despise our government and withdraw my support from the MOFO’s.
First, a little about ME: I was born in 1951, graduated for High School in 1969 , and married the first time in 1976, Gave birth in 1979,divorced, and got married the second time( the good one) in 1984. In my day and time, talking a walk, coming back in laughing hysterically and heading for the food table was a normal course of events at almost every party! Buts its MY generation, the Baby Boomers or more accurately stated the Baby BUSTer’s” who are now running, looting, killing and bankrupting the US and the rest of the world, who are shamefully locking up, robbing and murdering their own kids for using the same substances they did growing up, and YES: THEY DID INHALE! I exclude myself from this group of hypocrites because I have continually and consistently spoken up and out against this sick and evil travesty known as the War on Drugs.
In the sixties, I grew up saying things like: “The world does not owe you a living,” and “Sticks and Stones can break my bones, and words can never hurt me,” and listen to this one: “Prove It” – Yes we used to say prove it when people fed us a line of BS that did not make sense!!
We had a song with lyrics that said: It’s your thing, do what you want to do. I can’t tell you, who to sock it to, and “I’m a true nature child, I was born, born to be wild.”
Also, Ringo Starr observed that, “Everything the government touches turns to crap,” and Abbie Hoffman said, “How can I talk about the government if I can’t say fuck?
Fellow Humans: please reclaim your lost liberty NOW, as it is quickly becoming a fading memory……… Like “Camelot” when King Arthur, Guinevere and Sir Lancelot sought “Right Over Might”!
In Closing: What is your opinion of this ACTION PLAN?
Call or write your so-called “officials and representatives” and tell them, in a nice and polite way of course, that violence and coercion disgusts you and you believe that voluntary co-operation and free markets are the way for individuals to live and to structure their societies. You withdraw your support for the political means. You are a rational human being and want to make your own decisions about how to spend your money and run your own life in your own self interest. Period. Goodbye. It’s been REAL: Thank you very much. Then, stop voting, sending money, and don’t associate with the scoundrels. Also, turn off the 4th branch of the government known as TV and radio and ignore the propaganda and focus on what you see! Live life in the present as you see it yourself!
True freedom can’t be tamed!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Something for Nothingers?
By George Baumler
(Law of Conservation of Matter: During an ordinary chemical change, there is no detectable increase or decrease in the quantity of matter. The Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy cannot be created or destroyed but can change its form. The total quantity of matter and energy available in the universe is a fixed amount and never any more or less.)
Why do otherwise rational people fall for the something for nothing swindle? The free lunch come-on works as well today as it ever did, in spite of fact the well-known tactic is simply the act shuffling of cost of one commodity or service to another. Everyone except the most naive is keenly aware of the nature of the ploy, but it still works. It can be seen on countless TV commercials; For a limited time only buy get one free! You pay only (exorbitant) shipping and handling. The most troubling of all is when elected representatives enact this scheme as fiscal policy, making the taxpayers the victims. I know these legislators are truly representatives of the vast majority of voters and are only following the desires and moral constraints of their constituents.
That the ploy works is not arguable; it is the why it works that I am trying to understand in my own mind. What has gone wrong in the minds of the taken or am I the one with the mental defect? Sure there is basic greed but even the greedy must realize the foolishness of accepting the premise that there is a free lunch. Basic laws of physics, known even to those with just a small exposure to natural science scream that there is no free lunch or perpetual motion, for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Yet something for nothing seems to be one of mankinds most widely held delusions.
I have no particular animosity towards any religion except when religious tenets are enacted into civil codes; Something for nothing being the present topic is just such a tenet. However, religions have made something for nothing an article of faith or maybe more like a grand bonus for believing the unbelievable. I find this perfectly acceptable in the pews on Sunday but highly objectionable when carried into the legislature.
Children are taught to believe in Santa Claus, Easter Bunny and/or the Tooth Fairy. Perhaps the belief in magic or mystical powers that are contrary to basic physical laws during childhood lays the foundation for such gullibility later in life. Children believing in fairy-tales is one thing, but rational adults believing in this sort of tripe is quite another. Is it possible that the foundation for the belief in folly is laid during infancy and childhood? Is the illogic fortified by religious doctrine during adulthood? The assumption that human beings have a supernatural nature that somehow exempts us from natural physical law is as absurd as any fairy-tale. Still this thinking seems universal and part of every culture on the planet.
This is the same notion that leads to the belief that the, miles per gallon; achievable in an automobiles are unlimited. Perpetual motion machines, free energy, pyramid power of the 1970s and countless other wacky ideas all are related to the same something for nothing scam. Amazing magnets that cure arthritis or when theyre clamped around a fuel line suddenly boost fuel economy, again part of the same scam.
Perhaps the most despised are those who refuse to accept the notion of unprovable rewards in the hereafter. I have firsthand knowledge of how unpopular it is to tell small children the facts about Santa Claus et al. If an atheist were to run for public office and openly declare his lack of faith regarding the supernatural he wouldnt stand a chance. Indeed in the recent election where each candidate attended church was of inflated importance.
Another group, perhaps more troubling than those who believe that there is something for nothing is the vast horde who believe it is within their right to demand that others pay for all of their needs and desires. These is a whole different can of worms and for the sake of keeping on topic lets just acknowledge that they exist as a large voting bloc to be examined in more detail in another time in another article.
Debasing or inflating currency is another facet of the something for nothing scheme. The idea that money can be created out of mere ink and paper shows a fundamental lack of understanding of the true function of money. Those who believe that the government creates money are the ones who fail to grasp the significance of the basic value of money. Money allows us to freely, conveniently trade goods or labor and to store against difficult times. I doubt that any free civilization could exist without money. Inflation amounts to little more than the government writing bad checks and backing them with still more bad checks. The scheme will ultimately fail history is full of examples so the excuse; I didnt know is pure deception. (E.g. Angolan kwanzas, Argentine pesos, Austro- Hungrian krones, Hungarian pengo, Weimar marks, Soviet rubles etceteras ad nauseam.) The idea that here in the USA we are somehow miraculously exempt is self-deception. As I write this, the dollar is worth approximately 1/45th of its pre-Roosevelt (FDR) value as measured in precious metal. (An ounce is still an ounce.)
Another way to envision the devaluation of the dollar is to compare it to a glass of water. Say a glass of water that once held 16 ounces now holds about drop or so more than two teaspoons yet is still referred to as a glass of water. Yes it is still a glass of water in just exactly the same way a dollar is still a dollar. Inflation is perhaps the final fiscal result of the something for nothing mindset. But with the collapse of money I suspect, if history hold any lessons, collapse of most freedom will follow.
Though I observe that the notions and results of the something for nothing scam are clear I still cannot fathom what would possess one to entertain such notions that are so clearly irrational. Could I be the one with questionable sanity for not believing the illogical? If a vote were taken, my view would surely come in last place. I welcome and would like to believe that I am susceptible to logical argument, yet none has been offered only condemnation for my negative attitude. Believing something no matter how avidly does not necessarily make it so. Being in the majority is not a guarantee any degree of rationality.
So, is Gun Control Really a Good Thing?
Whether you agree with "gun control" or not, it's an interesting lesson in real history. Something to definitely reflect upon...
In 1929, the Soviet Union established complete gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents whose only crime was disagreeing with "government" policy, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established complete gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany established complete gun control in 1938. From 1939 to 1945, 6 million Jews and 7 million other Europeans who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China established complete gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Guatemala established complete gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Uganda established complete gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established complete gun control in 1956. From 1975 to A. D. 1977, one million "educated" people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: conservatively estimated at fifty-six (56) million. It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government, a program costing Australian taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in: Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)! In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.
(Note that while the law-abiding Australians turned their guns in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!) While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed. There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY.)
Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in "successfully ridding Australian society of guns." The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it. You won't see this data on the American evening news or hear our president, governors or other politicians disseminating this information.
Guns in the hands of honest people save lives and property. And, yes, gun-control laws affect only the law-abiding people, not criminals.
Take note my fellow Americans.....before it's too late!
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this real history lesson.
With our Second Amendment "Arms", we are constituent Members of the American Body Sovereign.
Without them, we are merely subjects / slaves to the "will" of corporate "government".
If you truly value your freedom, please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends!
If you value your freedom, Please buy guns and ammo, and lots of it.
Its only a matter of time before guns are outlawed in America. Be Vigilant and be prepared!
by Donna Mancini
"The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite."
- Thomas Jefferson
Hi! I am a native Louisvillian, consummate freedom lover and Libertarian activist. My mantra is, "Live and Let Live!"
I have had far too much of government nannies and dictators telling me what to do and how to do it. I am sick to death of bureaucrats, at all levels, stealing large chunks of my hard-earned money (aka taxes) to redistribute and blow on destructive, wasteful bureaucracies and schemes that "rob Peter to pay Paul," and actually hurt the very people they purport to help!
Needless to say WAR is the mother of all stupid, evil, destructive government programs which make absolute fools of the citizenry who blindly follow their so-called "leaders" into the battlefield and are convinced that they are somehow protecting our "freedom." We have given up far too much Liberty in America in the eternal quest for safety and security.
The idea makes no sense.
The more choices and resources a person has to provide for and protect himself and his loved ones increases his safety and security, not the other way around. FREEDOM WORKS!!
I want to restore our freedom and natural human rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness in America, because quite frankly, I don't like being told what to do and being a slave to a bunch of privileged moronic thugs!
If you think and feel like I do, let's be friends! Just say NO to governments' so-called "Authority!" We are such a bunch of idiots to play along with these creepy criminals.
"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong."
Donna Walker Mancini is a columnist for Liberty For All. Find out more about Donna at www.myspace.com/donna4freedom.
by Donna Mancini
"As good as you are, as bad as I am. I am as good as you are, as bad as I am."
(One of my grandmother's favorite toasts)
- Donna Gosnell Walker (1893-1974)
The main thing that continues to boggle my mind in life is, even if the dead founders, or current ruling elites, have made "laws" that pass constitutional muster initiating the income tax; business licensing and regulation; gun control; the military draft; prohibitions of alcohol, drugs, trans fats or smoking… SO WHAT? I did not agree to follow any such rules or grant a so-called "representative" control over my life, nor did anyone I know for that matter!
I admit that most people I know think I am nuts. They wonder why I am unhappy with the status quo, which is, in my humble opinion, nothing less than slavery. My critics proceed to give me the old and tired, "Get-over-it-this-is-the-best-country-in-the-world story. The majority of these people have never been out of the region, much less the country.
Doesn't anyone question authority anymore or even care about freedom and personal responsibility, and see the two as a necessity or an advantage in life?
Government is a legitimate "servant" only if it has the permission and/or consent of the governed. People that lived before us cannot write a contract for us or put us, their heirs, into bondage. It is like paying off your mother's debt. You don't owe it!
I can only speak for myself. I pay my taxes and follow the "rules" because I am scared the government will confiscate my money and property; and, if worse comes to worse, imprison and kill me! These so called "public servants" are nothing more than armed thugs, also known as the enemy. In reality, where do these predators get off calling themselves public servants? Who do they serve? Certainly not me!
This past weekend in Louisville, KY, the government set up police-state style "Safety & Security Roadblocks" supposedly to catch drunk drivers. What a crock of authoritarian bull droppings! They wound up citing people for not wearing seat belts and hauled a bunch of people to jail who might have had a few; but, had not demonstrated any signs of reckless driving, broken any "laws" or hurt anyone. As a result of this "protection" peaceful people will end up losing their jobs, insurance, paying fines and attorney fees, and otherwise have their lives destroyed!
Practically all laws are arbitrary, "rules" designed to control people and plunder their money and assets. Laws and rules have nothing to do with right or wrong. Victimless acts (no one is complaining) should not be punishable crimes! Laws are tools the predatory elite uses to manipulate, rob and murder the rest of us laid-back, docile types.
Contrary to conventional wisdom that demands we not discuss religion or politics:
We freedom lovers should talk politics loud and clear, on a daily basis, to everyone we encounter, or at least give it a try! How about, "I am mad as hell and I just won't take it anymore for an introduction?" We should tell everyone within earshot we are sick and tired of being told what to do what not to do, and having our cold hard cash extracted from us by bullies that spend it on other people and things that we despise.
Then, when the State-worshiping crowd tells you to get out of the country if you don't like it, stand firm and say NO! I love my home and family; and, I am into the tough job of preserving Liberty, solving our American problems, and making things better for ourselves and future generations. Demand that our government bring our troops on foreign soil home now and stop trying to RULE the WORLD! Declare that war is evil and they are stupid to sacrifice their lives, fortunes and "our children" on the altar of the State.
We all know deep down that keeping your big mouth shut means you agree with what is being said, or at least you are afraid to confront your opposition for one reason or the other. That's why we Libertarians need to keep our big mouths open, (except when they are full of food).
To paraphrase Adam Smith: Self-interest works!
According to me: Freedom is LIFE.
Donna Walker Mancini is a columnist for Liberty For All. Find out more about Donna at www.myspace.com/donna4freedom.
|What is there to like about Government?|
Government is bullies and know it all's who use physical force, or the threat of physical force to take your hard earned money and property and force you to live by their RULES and value system.
People don't need to be forced to do what is good for them. Voluntary co-operation, SELF INTEREST and social control keep us on the straight and narrow, and the few who don't can be dealt with individulaly, without the Government monopoly on force known as the POLICE.
Think about it, Everything the Government does and forces us to do is illogical, dumb, and always proves to make matters worse. History will confirm this statement. Look at education, health care and retirement/poverty.... Three of the Governments Main Projects are in deep do-do.
For America to become Free and the Land of opportunity for all, the Grassroots People have to wake up and understand what government is, and why Government or FORCE is wrong and bad, and how it prevents people from living a Fully Human life and subjugates us to serfdom and slavery.
People should shop for what they want, and pay for what they get, with their OWN money in the marketplace.
Government and Political solutions do not Work. Never Have , never will.
Friday, September 19, 2008
I do not need or want a power hungry , violent,arrogant jerk, who is disrespectful of other people and their rights and property
claiming to represent me OR for that matter anyone claiming to represent me. I am my own "commander in chief".
I know the term is supposed to be for the military, but in reality it now amounts to running the country and the rest of the planet!
Political voting is unnecessary. If the federal government ceased and desisted operation immediately , and never returned, life would go on, much more efficiently and more peacefully than ever before. All we could say would be " Good Riddance"!!!
All presidents are the same, or they would not be President.
No Normal Decent person would want the job !
Sending your kids to kill and be killed as "rent a cops" in foreign lands is not a job for an intelligent and caring human being.
Getting to vote for President in these United States is like getting to pick your own Executioner: The END result is going to be the same and it is not for your Benefit ;-)
Just say NO to ROTTEN Political Power !
On Election Day, Do some real Voting :
Spending your Own Hard earned Money on the goods and services YOU and YOUR family prefer in the Market place.
Shop for what you want, and Pay for what you get by Yourself !
No Politicians or Bureaucrats anywhere to be found!
WOW, is that not what Life, Liberty and what the pursuit of Happiness is really about ?
Now if we could just get our Government to stop bombing people around the globe, locking people up at home who are not hurting anyone , and wasting our resources on destructive wasteful social schemes and projects, we would really be making progress towards living like Civilized human beings in a free society. I wonder if I will live long enough to see such a state of affairs?
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
If it is wrong for me to rob my neighbor, because he is richer than I am, and I want some of his stuff, then it is wrong for the government to tax people at gunpoint, and redistribute the loot. If it is wrong for me to kidnap and restrain someone because I do not approve of their behavior, then it is wrong for the government to jail and detain people who have not used physical force or hurt anyone else. If it is wrong for me beat or kill my family because they don't follow my arbitrary " rules" it is wrong for the government to hurt and kill its own people and start wars around the globe .
When a person Votes in a political election, they are saying they believe in using a hired gun to make other people obey their every whim, while at the same time professing crimes by individuals are wrong. It appears to me that this form of Voting is for hypocrites and thugs and is BAD.
GOOD or " Moral" voting occurs when people shop for what they want and pay for what they get in the marketplace , Freely,without coercion, with their own honestly earned money and property. No Force, no fraud, no intimidation. Just good old voluntary and informed exchanges and that benefit both parties!! Sounds like a no-brainer to ME!
So here is my advice, to all you good, decent, moral , Live and Live ad Let Livers' out there in cyberspace:
This Election day Cancel your Voter Registration in "Moral Indignation", and then GO SHOPPING!!!
Just say NO to Political Government ! Stop giving your consent; Don't Vote.
Voting for a political candidiate is like getting to " choose" your own EXECUTIONER! Yuck!!
Friday, August 15, 2008
US Government Motto:If it ain't Broke, FIX It Till it IS!!
It appears obvious to me that whatever the government bans, or legislates to reform always gets worse, and the so- called "undesirable" behavior increases. Observe Reality:
The Drug war has increased illegal drug usage and kids use drugs at a much earlier age than before the war began.
Government health care and and nutrition programs have given us worse overall health, more obesity, as well as children with diabetes and high cholesterol.
Government schools have dumbed-down education and lowered literacy rates, plus the general populace is ignorant of economics, politics and history which is leading(or has lead) us to the destruction and bankrupcy of America through perpetual foreign war and killing of people who have done us no harm, and has allowed our natural human rights and freedoms to be stripped from us at home.
Government rules about firing and firing and attempts to prevent"discrimination" cause further resentment and therefore prevent many "protected" classes from getting jobs, promotions and rental agreements or credit as employers and landlords are afraid of potential lawsuits if things do not work as hoped or planned.
History Speaks Loud and clear when it comes to combining central planners with government force to improve societal woes the problems accelerate, and unintended consequences arise.
Then why do people keep looking for Government Solutions to problems? Who knows? I suspect Lack of confidence in their own abilities combined with a little laziness... ;-)
The nanny state has accomplised nothing but turn peaceful productive citizens into criminals and thus full game for the govenrment to kidnap, torture or plunder for breaking one of their arbitrary RULES!! Then they take our money and our property and use it on themselves, their buddies or bully and blow up some weaker foreign country. Government so-called protection is in reality a mob "protection racket". Its a complete SCAM! Why can't the majority of people in this country get this through their thick skulls?? My thoughts are Americans are so arrogant and naive , they think the party will never come to an end here, because "After all, This Is America; Gods Chosen Bunch and Leaders of the " Free World" you know!"
My alternative to the the governments so called safety and security from the womb to the tomb is pretty simple... Just get a job,keep your money and spend it on yourself and your loved ones and give to the charities of your choosing. No force or redistribution involved The result will be more and better co-operation more peace, more freedom, and More Happiness! UTOPIA ? No way. The world will always have poverty, disaster, illness and crime.
But face it folks,
Using Hired Guns against your neighbors to get what you want in life is NOT going to make the world a better place for any of us, and particularly " the children."
Friday, June 06, 2008
Denounce the State and its violent apparatus as an " institution " necessary for human civilization. Declare your Respect for yourself and understand that Life , Liberty and Happiness are not achieved at the barrel of a gun.
If you want Liberty , here are some simple suggestions: For Starters, Do not vote in a political contest ever again, as voting serves to legitimize the state and the criminal gang who operate it and redistribute the bootie from the plundered group to the politically favoured group of the day.
Real voting occurs when individuals make choices in the marketplace using their feet and their hard earned money and property. If anyone expects to get Freedom or Liberty from a group of elites who get everything they have by force, robbery , murder and rape, you are living in La- La land!
Whether politically from the left or the right,(whatever that means) it makes no difference. The two false choices nourish one another. Socialist redistribution, whether domestically or through foreign intervention diminishes family and community, impoverishes the plundered citizenry, and produces more people who wind up being cannon fodder or "servants" for the powerful elite and political class. We Americans are never given the option of keeping our money and running our own life. Voting is a not an act of freedom, it is an act of slavery. Voting amounts to: Which "master" will beat me less, shorten my workday, and serve me the best rations? Scrap it .
Never give one red cent AKA bribe to another candidate for public office. In fact shun and ostracize the spineless tyrants.. Show them no respect whatsoever ! Do not invite then to your meetings, parties or ask them to march in your parade. They are the Enemy.
With regards to bureaucrats, who dub themselves public servants: Let's tell it like it truly is: YOU are the Public servant. They are the public parasites who work for 30 years at the most, get paid for 60 or more, all the while YOU work until you drop dead in the office trying to pay for their lavish benefits and retirement. Don't sit still without breaking out crying or laughing when you hear the phrase " public servant"when referring to politicians and bureaucrats...
Also, Do not attend celebrations of so called patriotic holidays and perform the rituals, sing the songs and bow down and subjugate yourself to Political or Military " Leaders". The thought makes me want to lose my lunch.
And Last but not least, Turn off the Television, Talk Radio, and Cancel the "news"paper. Use the Internet to seek information. Go outside and observe nature, exercise,and Think for yourself. Ignore the propaganda ; Focus on what YOU see! Go shopping and truly "Vote" with your money and your feet if you have any available dough to spend.
Live and Let Live!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
My open letter to the Medical Marijuana Movement:
I could be with you more if the "medical" marijuana movement people would speak up for your rights to ingest whatever you want peacefully. Meaning, demand your freedom to choose what to put in your own body instead of kissing your ruler's rings and begging for permission to medicate yourself anyway you damn well please.
What if you just want to get high and hallucinate for fun? What is wrong with that? Boozers drink to feel good and free their inhibitions so they can have sex, pig out, go shopping, scream at sports teams, and whatever else. So why not equal opportunity for pot smokers?
Many pot smokers are obviously very passive and have no problem hiding out instead of demanding your natural right to enjoy yourself peacefully, even in public, so long as you do not use force or fraud against anyone else.
Personally, I think jail and peeing in a cup to get a job and having to party in private stinks! Do you like being considered bad boys and girls? Maybe that's it? The problem with that route is once you have a police or drug record you can pretty much say goodbye to many good jobs and opportunities in life!
Your whole movement needs to tell these totalitarian political mofo's to get off your back and let you decide what's good or bad for yourselves!
All drugs and all voluntary, peaceful behavior should be legal.
Property rights rule in a free society.
Live and let live!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Monday, December 04, 2006
by Donna Mancini
Getting sick is high on my list of life’s biggest hassles these days! Excuse me if I am sounding like an “old fogie” when I reminisce about the “good old days;” but, I can’t help thinking back on my childhood (in the 50’s and the 60’s) when my mom and dad would call our family doctor who lived in the neighborhood.
Dr. Greenfield would keep my dad calmed down who was such a worry-wart that he would get sick along with me and my two sisters. Sometimes the doctor would just send a prescription, which I know is considered a no-no these days, however, I must confess to still being alive at the ripe old age of 55 and 7 months young! Other times we would go to his office, or would you believe he would even make a “house call.” For those of you who are too young to have experienced this extinct phenomena … this is when the doctor actually comes to see you at home. Yes, you get to lie in bed in your jammies, under the covers watching TV and eating popsicles where you belong when you are sick. Such a novel idea.
I fondly remember the time I was about 12, I had some kind of bug that had me blowing chunks (my son’s 90’s term) for several days. As usual my dad got sick along with me, so my mom would have two people to clean up after. In comes Dr. Greenfield, trying as always to relax my worried father. (I see the two of them playing ping-pong in the dining room?)
Unfortunately, Dr Greenfield died shortly thereafter of a massive heart attack in his forties. There may have been a line between his overzealous medical practice and his untimely death, or maybe it was in his “genes?” I don’t know what he charged for all of this, but there was no such thing as insurance and my parents were not wealthy. We just paid the bills as your health and your family are your own responsibility. After all, is that not what life is all about?
Needless to say, it was good while it lasted.
Contrast that to medical care in the present.
The first question I get asked when I pursue medical treatment is who is your insurance company and the responsible party. There is no one who is willing to give you any simple advice or reassurance for fear of being blamed for wrongdoing or sued for malpractice. The doctor that I had for 25 years, all my adult life, recently quit taking my insurance provider. Sure, I could pay out of pocket for office calls or non-catastrophic expenses in order to stay with him, but what if the “big one” does hit? Then what? No one else knows my history or me.
I am really upset over this, as just when I am getting old enough to need a doctor BOOM-he is gone!I felt comfortable with Dr. John. I trusted him personally and professionally. We had worked together at a local hospital where I was a dietitian. He knew my family and husband. He knew my quirks and neuroses. He had seen me “au natural.” This is a big deal to me - changing doctors. This is like getting a divorce and having to date again. I want my doctor back! I’m a person who won’t even change grocery stores because I know where the food is.
A few (10) years ago when my father died, my mother in her grief called her health plan only to find the last doctor who had seen her was no longer there. My mother, at age 71, could not get anyone to give her a Valium during her crisis! For this kind of care we pay BIG BUCKS. Hundreds and thousands of dollars? I think we were all better off before the big insurance companies and the government came to rescue us concerning our health care needs.
I have heard that you can get antibiotics at pet stores for fish, and they are the same thing people take. I recently bought a ten-pack of penicillin pills at the local pet supplier for 3.89 because I have been sick with “whatever” for nearly a month. I wimped out and did not take them due to all the warnings on the label discouraging what I was about to do! (Some people actually do read warning labels) I guess logic did dictate that I was different from my Cichlids. I have saved the pills for the next case of “ICK!” in our tank.
But, alas, I have survived despite any medical treatment at all other than some aspirin, a little wine, a few over the counter remedies, and advice from my handy home medical advisor.
I’ve read they are about to come out with a do-it-yourself PAP smear. I wish they would hurry up, as I am already overdue on that one too.
I am going to end it here. Too much talk about getting sick is bad for ones health! I’m going shopping to make myself feel really better.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Bachelor's Degree, Foods and Nutrition, University of Louisville,Internship in Clininal Nutrition, Luthern General Hospital, Illinois, Master's Degree, Health Education and Wellness, University of Louisville
Volunteer Louisville Ballet Partners; Ladies Auxillary VFW; Daughters of the American Revolution;Volunteer, University Hospital;former board member, DuPont Manual High School PTSA
Small Business Owner and Financial manager
Why do you want to get involved in Government Service?
I totally respect individuals and their absolute right to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness as long as no force or fraud to other individuals is involved. I am as frugal and fiscally responsible as a person can get; and I will watch your hard earned money like a hawk! I have vast working experience in both the public and private sector; which includes health care and nutrition; sales, service and finance; insurance; fundraising; and volunteer work. I enjoy and embrace diversity.I detest violence and force,and support the use of diplomacy, trade and education to solve the worlds problems. I want to go to Washington to bring honesty,integrity and true citizen involvement back to governement. We need to rethink and revise the way government operates in America today. I think term limits are advisable as the money and power are corrupting even the most humble and decent people who attempt to serve our Country!
What is the most crucial issue facing the office you are seeking, and how would you address it?
The massive growth of government spending, and unlimited power handed over to the executive branch by the current lazy,apethetic,lapdog congress.I would work to halt the spending spree,balance the buddget, end the Patriot Act, wiretapping ,and the assorted other assaults on our civil liberties. I want to restore morality and the rule of law in America. The departure from our founding principles of equal treatment under the law, no arbitrary power,and no cruelty is mind-boggling and sickening to me. Do unto others as you want them to do unto you!
If elected, what would be your chief priorities?
End the present military occupations and the "war on Terrorism", which in reality increases terrorist attacks and hostility towards America. Adopt and practice a policy of non-intervention in the political affairs of nations worldwide and bring our troops home to be used for legitimate national Defense only. Drastically Reduce taxes and Government spending, and Reduce the size,cost,scope and power of the federal government.Let the American people keep their own money and run their own life! End the War on Drugs, which is actually a war on the personal freedom of peaceful,consenting adults; causes crime; is wasting billions of tax dollars and promotes illicit drug usage among youth.
Posted in NtheDrgWar by R Lee Wrights on November 20th, 2006
by Donna Mancini
Regarding the “War on Drugs,” it seems to me that no one “important” ever asks the obvious question: Why do people take drugs in the first place?
I think we should interview every person who takes illegal drugs (who will admit it), and ask him or her why did you risk, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness to smoke, snort, eat or inject a forbidden substance into your body?
I think the answer might be that the person wants to feel good or get high. Can someone explain what is wrong with wanting to feel good or “get high?” Are we supposed to want to feel bad or “get low?”
This world is full of people who are feeling miserable or low, who go to their doctor or psychiatrist who prescribes an assortment of drugs to alleviate their maladies which are costly, have side effects and pose dangerous health risks. Cannabis has never been known to kill or overdose anyone and the problems caused by other ‘illegal drugs’ are small potatoes compared to the problems in American today related to food, obesity and lack of exercise, which is not criminalized, yet.
Running on the treadmill, swimming and lots of love keep me up 99% of the time, but as a 55-year-old peaceful, responsible adult the choice of how to elevate my mood ought to be up to me, not the President, the Congress, the Supreme Court or the local Health Department or even my own momma!
Also, why should the pharmaceutical companies have a monopoly on the feeling good business? I think a little home gardening and free-enterprise are appropriate in a so-called free country. It would sure put a lot of people back to work, stimulate the economy and free up the prison space for the real criminals who hurt other people.
In my humble opinion, only the most evil and arrogant among us seek to use the long arm of the law, aka government, to force others to live by their personal and arbitrary rules. I think the obvious solution to the issue is simple yet stark: If you don’t like drugs, (or anything else), don’t take drugs (or anything else) yourself. This translates to: Mind your own body and your own business; and, leave everyone else’s life alone. Imagine what a wonderful world it would be!
In closing, if you don’t like the freedom of choice argument try this one: The forbidden fruit is always the sweetest - Bible 101. Kids do whatever you tell them not to do, on general principle; and, intelligent adults don’t like to be pushed around by other people either. “Just about everything I like is illegal, immoral or fattening,” says an old wooden sign in my kitchen that belonged to my daddy. After all, if the so-called experts and authorities say it is bad for us, or make it illegal, you know it has to be down-right wonderful.
The moral of the story is: I’m a Libertarian and I’m pro-choice on everything.
Donna Walker Mancini was Kentucky’s most recent Libertarian candidate for 3rd District Congress. Find out more about Donna at www.myspace.com/donna4freedom.
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Three Legislative Priorities
*End the Current War On Terror, bring home all the troops worldwide, and adopt a foreign policy of non-intervention in the political affairs of other countries. Use the Military to Defend American soil.. Limit the Power of Government officials and restore the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Treat all people fairly and humanely. Torture, cruelty and arbitrary imprisonment are wrong and serve no useful purpose , ANYWHERE. Advance world peace with respect, friendship and Trade. Absolutely NO DRAFT in America, ever.
* Drastically Cut taxes and Government Spending.
Down-size DC. Let Americans shop for what they want and pay for what they get in the marketplace.
*End Drug Prohibition, which like alcohol prohibition breeds violence and crime, drains tax dollars, and jails peaceful, productive consenting adults. In other words, Restore private property rights, individual liberty and personal Responsibility . Al;so, No bans on smoking, eating, fats,gambling, sex, seat belts, helmets or anything else that restrains an adult from making his own choices, good or bad, for himself.
On Making healthcare more affordable and accessible:
Government should get out of the healthcare business altogether. The Governments entry into financing and regulating healthcare in the 60ties is what has caused the crisis of cost and availability of services that we have today. The answer is more people paying for their basic health care with their own money, which will give people the incentive to shop for better prices and not use the system unnecessarily, which will in turn reduce costs. Third Party Payers always raise costs. Insurance was designed originally to take care of catastrophes, and as we departed from that basic use, and started using insurance for general maintenance of our bodies, the problems with healthcare began.Government is the least efficient and most expensive way to do almost anything. A free market in healthcare could solve America's health care problems.
How can we solve our nations energy problems and reduce consumption of fossil fuels?
Where the free market is allowed to work , some genius will invent a new car that can run without oil or fossil fuels of any kind. History has shown that where there is Freedom, and a high potential for Profit in the marketplace the regular people enjoy more and better goods and services,more disposable income and leisure time, and greater personal happiness! High taxes and heavy government regulations decrease ones incentive to produce new and innovative goods and services. The government should cease stifling business and thank their lucky stars that we have brilliant minds in America that can tap new forms of energy and help preserve our natural resources. Freedom Works!
How do we get out of Iraq?
I am not a military General, However, I think our presence is the region is increasing the violence and suicide bombings. No matter what our intentions may be , we are making matters worse in Iraq, and more and more people are being savagely killed and maimed. I think we should get out now and reduce everyones losses. I would not send more troops, and during the exit, I would down-play the presence of the ones that are there. Many people are threatened and intimidated by the presence of police, and when people are scared they react in all all kinds of ways, some of which are very Bad.
How do we Make the nation more secure?
I would make our nation more secure by limiting the Power and authority of the Government, as I think we are losing our Freedom from within, and this is a much greater threat to America and our way of life than "foreign enemies." Our present government is way out of control and has" crossed the line" , and we the people need to rein them back in ! First and foremost, Americans should never give up their natural right to keep and bear arms, which is in reality the right to self-defense against individual criminals or a tyrannical state. More guns in the hands of our citizens mean less crime. Government perpetrates many more acts of violence against its own citizens , and the people of the world, than basic thugs could ever imagine in their wildest dreams! Our government and national defense failed us miserably on 9-11. Had the pilots and passengers been armed and the cockpit door secured the whole scenario might have been easily avoided.
People who give up freedom for safety and security wind up with neither... Ignore your Rights and they'll go Away!!