Sunday, November 28, 2010

GOVERNMENT-GOLIATH Gestapoes Job Creators

“There exists a right independent of force; that a right to property is founded in our natural wants, in the means with which we are endowed to satisfy these wants, and the right to what we acquire by those means without violating the similar rights of other sensible beings; that NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO OBSTRUCT ANOTHER exercising his faculties innocently for the relief of sensibilities made a part of his nature.” -- Thomas Jefferson

Antitrust, Insider Trading, and other regulations have rendered businessmen rightless and have kept them under a silent, growing reign of terror. Terrorists and fish get better treatment.

Insider Trading laws allow intervention BY FORCE into the very process of gaining and using knowledge. They are undefined, flexible, and unpredictable monstrosities. Regulators can deem any businessman a criminal anytime.

The advocacy or sanction of coercion is THE MARK OF EVIL.

"I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others." -- Thomas Jefferson

The government established in the Insider Trading laws: UNEARNED PROFITS BY FORCE. Profiting from years of study and establishing goodwill with others is earned profit, but punishable with fines and imprisonment. Intellectual egalitarianism, the belief that the minds and the knowledge of all men must be equalized, is the root premise of full disclosure and insider trading laws.

Insider Trading and Antitrust laws have turned Wall Street into a SLAVE PEN.

The American Revolutionaries fought a king and his mighty empire that ALL individuals be free from coercion by other men and by the government. When asked to do good by force – to be king of the USA – George Washington responded: “Abhorrent!” He upheld individual rights. He rejected power. Power-lust is for little men.

If the White House, US Congress, and Securities & Exchange Commission GOLIATHS were not coward power-lusters, they would shed their GOONS, compete with honor in a coercion-free market, and wipe out all no good businesses and businessmen. Instead, these rampaging GOLIATHS, on coercive-power steroid, puff up, “FREE competition must be ENFORCED! FREE men must be SHACKLED! FREE men are RIGHTLESS! You can have your job creators and pitchfork them, too!”

The successful and the affluent have rights equal to the inherent inalienable rights of every man.

When rights-protectors turned GOLIATHS bash unarmed citizens: Thomas Jeffersons, George Washingtons, Patrick Henrys, Samuel Adamses, and George Pattons must rise up to defend Liberty.

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty. When wrongs are pressed because it is believed they will be borne, resistance becomes morality.

The time is at hand which must determine whether American businessmen are to be freemen or slaves; whether they are to have any property they can call their own; whether their properties are to be pillaged and destroyed, and themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness from which no human efforts will deliver them. Their cruel and unrelenting oppressors leave them only the choice of brave resistance, or the most abject submission. They must resolve to conquer or die.

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, may your chains set lightly upon you and may posterity forget that ye were ever our countrymen. As for me, give me liberty or I will fight unto death!

Americans love freedom. American businessmen must fight GOLIATHS for three reasons. First, they must defend their loved ones and their properties. Second, they fight for their own self respect. Third, they fight because they are free men!

Job Creators:

     Assert Freedom! Fight the knaves!
          Else, be crowned cowards, willing slaves.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

First POTUS to Propose Income & Inheritance Taxes, & Socialized Medicine

Republican and Progressive THEODORE ROOSEVELT, John McCain’s hero, admired by Hillary Clinton and Bill O'Reilly -

1) Theodore Roosevelt was a dedicated enforcer of Antitrust (FREE competition must be ENFORCED!)

2) “In 1908 Theodore Roosevelt endorsed both an income tax and an inheritance tax, becoming the first President of the United States to openly propose that the political power of government be used to redistribute wealth.” -- Origin of the Income Tax --

3) “Socialized medicine was first proposed by Republican Theodore Roosevelt in 1912, when he ran for a third term as president on the Progressive Party platform.” --

Independent Equals Must Choose: Self-reliance or Dependence

Independent equals must choose: self-reliance or dependence. Self-reliance requires selfishness. Dependence breeds moochers, looters, and rulers.

Men who glorify servility need serfs to provide their sustenance. They are not satisfied with benevolence; they demand sacrifice – the renunciation or destruction of the precious. They damn selfishness as evil, and preach masochism and sadism in the name of service and sacrifice.

Selfless means no self: no self-esteem, no self-respect, no self-love. One who is not self-reliant, a moocher or a looter, is selfless. He does not use his own mind. Having no self-respect, he needs others – for approval, guidance, and/or sustenance. One who babysits adults dishonors independence, and derives self-esteem from others. A rights-infringer is selfless - he recklessly risks his life and freedom for his need of victims. A power-luster tramples on individual liberty and derives satisfaction from enslaving others – he is not an individualist; he is not selfish.

Those who fear self-reliance, i.e. selfishness, demonize individualism - they advocate service and sacrifice. Since President Abraham Lincoln and his heroes had eradicated serfdom, citizens are conned into thinking that voluntary self-immolation is noble. Men conned into regarding selfishness as evil evade that it is enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. They unwittingly facilitate power-lusters who recognize that man’s love of self must be destroyed so rulers could thrive.

To value is a function of the self – it is selfish to care for loved ones; their well-being or happiness is not divorced from the valuer’s. That good people live and prosper is in one’s own self-interest. One benefits from the advantages of social existence: exchange of knowledge, trade, division of labor, and defense from force. One wants to live in freedom and in peace – therefore, to cherish a society that respects individual rights is selfish.

The virtue involved in caring for loved ones and doing the right thing is integrity: you love, so you care; you think it is right, so you do it.

Individualists do not need sacrificial lambs. Men with self-esteem, i.e. selfish men, take pride in independence. One cannot achieve happiness without self-esteem. Without self-respect, life is not worth living. This explains why men of integrity do the right thing no matter the cost. No matter how difficult, they cannot do otherwise - they cannot sacrifice their sacred honor. Doing the right thing is not sacrifice – it is upholding the precious, not renouncing nor destroying it.

The people of the Enlightenment bequeathed virtue and glory to posterity. I call on individuals who value freedom to remember the founding of the nation conceived in Reason and Liberty. The legacy of the glorious thinkers and men of action has been trampled upon without compunction for decades. Just as they were faced with a mighty empire then, we are now faced with powerful kings.

Sons and daughters of Liberty: rise and mutually pledge to each other your lives, your fortunes, and your sacred honor that the nation conceived in Reason and Liberty shall not perish from the Earth.

-- Cut and pasted from my second novel, Royal Serf. The first half is posted here. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Tea Partiers

The American Revolutionaries, the original Tea Partiers, fought a mighty empire. Now, we are faced with powerful dictators. Sons and daughters of Liberty must think and act that the nation conceived in Reason and Liberty shall not perish from the Earth.

The current Tea Partiers are composed of Independents, Objectivists, Libertarians, Republicans, Conservatives, and Jeffersonians. Their professed fundamental principle is freedom, but they differ in essential concretes. They differ because some hold contradictions to the principles enshrined in the Declaration of Independence: Individualism, the principle of Individual Rights, and that the sole proper function of government is to secure these rights, i.e. police force, courts of justice, and the military.

Its author, Thomas Jefferson, held: "I tolerate with the utmost latitude the right of others to differ from me in opinion without imputing to them criminality."

Jefferson stated the difference between Individualists and well-meaning socialists: "We both consider the people as our children, and love them with parental affection. But you love them as infants whom you are afraid to trust without nurses; and I as adults whom I freely leave to self-government." Socialism is babysitting adults by force.

Jefferson abolished ALL excise taxes including the whiskey tax in the first year of his first presidency. In 1913, the Republicans helped institute taxation-slavery. The Americans of 1913 consented to becoming slaves, spurning George Washington’s words: “The Parliament of Great Britain hath no more right to put their hands into my pocket, without my consent, than I have to put my hands into yours for money.”

The Republicans of 1913 helped legalized extortion and trampled on the first principle of association: "To take from one because it is thought that his own industry and that of his father’s has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association -- the guarantee to every one of a free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it." – Thomas Jefferson

Earlier, in 1890, the Republicans instituted dictatorship, passing the Sherman Act, the antitrust law. The Republicans defied definitions and logic, dictating that FREE competition must be ENFORCED.

Forgotten are these Jefferson words: "Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."

Citizens who embrace individual liberty formed the Libertarian Party, but its founding principle is anarchism. Its members spurn these words of the author of the Declaration: "[The] voluntary support of laws, formed by persons of their own choice, distinguishes peculiarly the minds capable of self-government. The contrary spirit is anarchy, which of necessity produces despotism."

Ayn Rand created Objectivism whose ultimate goal is capitalism. She revered the Founders. She was an atheist but said, “THERE ARE RATIONAL RELIGIOUS PEOPLE. If you want to be a full Objectivist, you cannot reconcile that with religion; BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN RELIGIOUS PEOPLE CANNOT BE INDIVIDUALISTS AND FIGHT FOR FREEDOM. THEY CAN, AND THIS COUNTRY IS THE BEST PROOF OF IT....” But, there are self-described Objectivists on Facebook who are fighting, not for capitalism, but for atheism.

Ayn Rand said, "We should keep religion out of politics for the same reasons the Founding Fathers gave. Religion is a private matter... With the American separation of church and state, all religions could live together peacefully, because each man is free to hold his own beliefs but cannot force them on others.

Persuasion, reason, argument are not the province of religion. Religion rests on faith - on an acceptance of certain beliefs apart from reason. THIS IS WHY IT MUST BE PRIVATE. WHEN IT'S A PRIVATE MATTER, IT'S FINE - IT CAN EVEN BE A KIND OF INSPIRATION TO PEOPLE. Faith is what each man may choose for himself, if he wishes. I don't."

The Conservative Party spurns Ayn Rand and Thomas Jefferson, especially these words: "...Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State..."

Ayn Rand described the Conservative Party as “not an American political party, but a religious party – A PHENOMENON FORBIDDEN BY THE CONSTITUTION.” She further said: “the Conservative Party… subordinates reason to faith, and substitutes theocracy for capitalism…”

The Conservative Party is backed by Pope Benedict XVI’s Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth - 2009) and Pope Paul’s Populorum Progressio (On the Development of Peoples - 1967). These encyclicals blame the PROFIT motive for all the world’s problems, and call for a worldwide REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH by a world government as the solution.

Ayn Rand further said: Pope Paul’s Populorum Progressio declares that capitalism is worse than Marxism and that the only morality is altruism (self-sacrifice). She explained: “Sacrifice” does not mean the rejection of the worthless, but of the precious. “Sacrifice” does not mean the rejection of the evil for the sake of the good, but of the good for the sake of the evil. “Sacrifice” is the surrender of that which you value in favor of that which you don’t.

Tea Partiers must resolve good-versus-evil differences. We can do so by using reason and science.

“Shake off all the fears and servile prejudices under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear." – Thomas Jefferson

‎‎'Whereas Almighty God hath created the mind free; that all attempts to influence it by temporal punishments or burthens, or by civil incapacitations, tend only to beget habits of hypocrisy and meanness, and are a departure from the plan of the Holy author of our religion, who being Lord both of body and mind, yet chose... not to propagate it by coercions on either, as it was in his Almighty power to do.... our civil rights have no dependence on our religious opinions, any more than our opinions in physics or geometry.....' –  Thomas Jefferson

We have spent the prime of our lives in procuring (young men) the precious blessing of liberty. Let them spend theirs in shewing that it is the great parent of science and of virtue; and that a nation will be great in both, always in proportion as it is free." – Thomas Jefferson

"We have abundant reason to rejoice that in this land the light of truth and reason has triumphed over the power of bigotry and superstition, and that every person may here worship God according to the dictates of his own heart. In this enlightened age and in this land of equal liberty, it is our boast that a man's religious tenets will not forfeit the protection of the laws, nor deprive him of the right of attaining and holding the highest offices that are known in the United States." -- George Washington

There is nothing which can better deserve our patronage than the promotion of science and literature. Knowledge is, in every country, the surest basis of public happiness. -- George Washington
The opponents of abortion hold it is EVIL while I think their arguments are not science-based, thus reek of the Dark Ages persuasion. This is an EVIL-versus-DARK-AGES difference that must be resolved by science. Heed Thomas Jefferson: "It is an insult to our citizens to question whether they are rational beings or not, and blasphemy against religion to suppose it cannot stand the test of truth and reason." (related article)

Tea Partiers: let us be guided by the Declaration of Independence.

Ayn Rand worshipped: "If it is ever proper for men to kneel, we should kneel when we read the Declaration of Independence… probably the greatest document in human history, both philosophically and literarily."

Abe Lincoln extolled: "THE PRINCIPLES OF JEFFERSON ARE THE DEFINITIONS AND AXIOMS OF FREE SOCIETY… ALL HONOR TO JEFFERSON - to the man, who in the concrete pressure of a struggle for national independence by a single people, had the coolness, forecast, and sagacity to introduce into a merely revolutionary document an abstract truth, applicable to all men and all times, and so embalm it there that to-day and in all coming days it shall be a rebuke and a stumbling-block to the very harbingers of reappearing tyranny and oppression.”

Let us ponder the founding principles, sharpen our minds, and search our souls. Let us Pay the Freedom-Debt Forward.

When the Unborn Human Being Acquires Rights

One's personal stand on abortion or on anything is no one's business. But when one proposes to impose on others, one's arguments must be based solely on reason and reality.

There are no rights other than Individual Rights. The power of any government, state or federal, comes from the people, which cannot delegate a right they do not possess. In freedom, the only right delegated is the right to self defense (except in case of an emergency), so that citizens deal with each other only by reason and persuasion, never by force. Abortion is a matter of rights, not subject to resolution by each state.

Arguments against abortion that are not based on science, i.e. reality, are theocratic and/or tyrannical. Only an actual living rational being has rights. One cannot reason with animals, so they do not have rights though they have life and brains. By nature, man is fallible, so a woman may get pregnant though she and her partner might not yet be ready to be parents. The question that must be resolved based on science is when the unborn human being acquires rights, and thus becomes equal to the mother when it comes to rights.

I use the criterion for the cessation of human life, brain activity, as the criterion for the onset of becoming an actual living rational being. Only a being with a rational tool can be considered human, thus the zygote or embryo, though has the potential to become human, is not yet an actual human.

A fetus has a central nervous system and brain activity. Thus, it is an actual living rational being. Hence, it has rights.