Friday, December 28, 2012

A couple thoughts on school security

1. There shouldn't be a one-size-fits-all plans and procedures for every school. Criminals try to learn the routines of security personnel and try to predict an emergency response. Even schools with identical building plans need different protocols for this reason.

2. Some parents might believe their kids are safer with an armed guard or police officer around. Some parents think their kids should learn inside a gun-free zone. Both strategies have there merits and drawbacks, and maybe some communities can have both types of schools in the same town so that parents can have a choice. More than 99.99% of the time, it won't matter whether there are armed guards at a school because school shootings are rare.

3. If a school is going to call itself "gun-free", it should be prepared to enforce it. No matter how tough a law is, if it is not enforced then it is just a suggestion. There will likely be metal detectors at the entrances and security cameras in the hallways. If adults don't have a 2nd Amendment right to bear arms, kids don't have a 1st Amendment right to privacy.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

We don't need new federal laws to prevent shootings.

The only way Congress could have prevented the Newtown shootings is if some armed Representatives or Senators were physically present at the school during the incident. Evil is not stopped by legislation alone. The man who attacked Sandy Hook Elementary School did not even need a rifle to commit that atrocity. He could have used a baseball bat or a homemade bomb. He had 20 minutes to do whatever he liked because that is how long it was before police showed up. Instead of asking for new federal laws, the people of Connecticut should discuss how police response times can be improved. For all practical purposes, laws are just suggestions until someone shows up to enforce them.

 The man who shot firefighters on Christmas Eve had previously been convicted of killing his own grandmother with a hammer in 1980. As a result, he served a 17 year sentence for manslaughter. Instead of asking for new federal laws, the people of the state of New York should ask if 17 years is a long enough sentence for killing an elderly woman with a hammer.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Violence in America....

...has been in decline for quite some time, even as the population grows.
Note, the 9/11 attacks are excluded from the 2001 data because they are considered an act of war.
Source: http://www.ucrdatatool.gov

This is not to downplay the recent tragedy in Connecticut, but in emotionally difficult times, it's important to keep things in perspective before advocating new policies.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

We're Indiana; They're Ohio! Ending the confusion on FaceBook.

Im cross posting to our facebook page and sending this message personally because there is some confusion about links and access by people just looking up our basic name. 

The FB page linked here is for Lima, Ohio based Allen County Libertarian Party, and some of our membership is ending up here instead of our page. Since they are only one County over the State Line and only an hour away the confusion at first glance is understandable but I wanted to make our Officers and Members aware of the problem and the solution. In addition take a look at their page and also check out their website

We have to support each other in this common adventure and battle for our Country's future.

Thank you,
Kenneth White, Jnr.
VICE CHAIR, LPAC

WE IS CHANGIN D BLOG AS WE KNOW IT!!



LPAC QUICK LINKS (*temp)

THIS LINK ABOVE CURRENTLY IS A TEMPORARY DROP FILE OF ALL OF OUR CURRENT LINKS IF YOUR LINKS NEED ADDED MODIFIED OR REVISED IN ANY WAY PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT OR EMAIL BELOW ATTN: VICE CHAIR RE CROSSLINKS AND INCLUDE ANY WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS YOU WISH US TO POST, OF COURE ALWAYS SUBJECT TO REVIEW

THANK YOU 
Kenneth White, Jnr. 
VICE CHAIR, LPAC 
frfozybearitqp@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

How I'd respond to the petition for Texan secession

There is an online petition on the White House's website to allow the state of Texas to secede from the United States. If I were the President, I'd set three conditions that would have to be met in order for a state or territory's independence to be recognized. After all, if there is no right to secede, then Texas is still part of Spain and most of the East Coast still belongs to England.

 1. A referendum would be have to be held on the matter, and all adult residents of Texas would be allowed to vote on the matter. (Texas likely would have failed to meet this condition in 1861, since that state did not allow women and African Americans to vote at the time.)

 2. Anyone in Texas who wanted to return to the US would allowed to do so. (Again, another condition that 1861 Texas would have failed to meet, since certain individuals were not allowed to leave the plantations that they lived on.)

3. Texas would assume a share of the national debt that is proportionate to that state's representation in Congress. Since the Texas delegation makes up %6 of Congress, that would put them on the hook for about $976 billion. For Texas to leave now, it'd be like if 50 people went to a restaurant and agreed to split the check. And this guy in a Stetson hat keeps ordering steak, and now talks about leaving before the check arrives. (Insert tasteless joke about having to wash dishes in a Chinese restaurant here.)

Monday, November 12, 2012

MSNBCs Lawrence O'Donnell takes on the two party preference

NEXT BUSINESSS MEETING

NEXT BUSINESSS MEETING

17th of November, 2012 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
at Little Turtle Branch of the Allen County Public Library
off West State Blvd 1 block south on Sherman Blvd.

http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/littleturtle/index.html

THERE WILL BE NO SCHEDULED MEETING IN DECEMBER!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Thank you for your continued support of our candidates!!


I would like to take a brief moment to thank everyone whom supported our candidates across the ballot.

The following is a quick run down with the State totals and percentage followed by the tally in Allen County with the final tally of 97.6% precients reporting. As time permits I will also attempt to come back and edit in the weblog post with the tally from surrounding Counties also.

Gary Johnson 49,359 1.9% 2,193 1.5% President

Andrew Horning for U.S. Senate 145,692 5.8% 6,924 4.8%
Rupert Boneham 100,762 4% 3,790 2.6% Governor
Alex Avery 932 St Rep 81 and James A Hanson 1,379 St Rep 84

Even though we did not poll as strong as we thought we were going to I appreciate everyone whom helped take a stand against politics as usual in the Hoosier State. We did change the conversation. We made the pundits squirm and the politicians fight like hell to keep up their appearance of service. We challenged our fellow Hoosiers to make a difference rather than just being indifferent about a bloated campaign process and sanctioned Pillary of the debates and commercials.

Next year there are no major elections in Indiana. LPAC will take this time to regroup and still continue to serve the citizens of Allen County by changing the way the business of government is allowed to slide pass along our beautiful three rivers without an advocate for the people. Thank you for your participation we also hope to have your help in the future.

Kenneth White, Jnr.
Vice Chair, LPAC

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

FROST ILLUSTRATED releases the Craken on Straight Party Voting.

Have these Libertarians EARNED their Brownie Pointes in the Hoosier State?

Im reposting this from my personal facebook page with the caveat of another announcement and then more information at the end for those whom are still undecided or questioning the logic of the other two parties in Statewide races. Libertarians and friends will be getting together for a casual meetup at The ACME Bar on State Blvd near Crescent Ave around 7p to watch the poll results come in and jaber about politics and plans as we do so well.



If you hadnt heard by now CBS Survivor's Rupert Boneham is the Libertarian candidate for Governor of Indiana and he has released his closing arrangement as to why Hoosiers need to consider the only alternative to the same old pricey bickering and backstabbing of politics as usual as evidenced even during the three debates. Since the main stream press is trying to deny and bury his success in their daily reporting and the Republicans and Democrats are at each others throat on our airwaves please wont you take a moment and share a different message for our future with your family and friends?

Will you join me in voting for Rupert 
for Governor of Indiana this Tuesday?

Pardon me while I pound on the electronic pulpit for a moment.
It is our time to vote for the right man, not just the lesser of two political vagabonds!
Its our time to show the nation that Hoosiers dont just lay on our backs and let an election happen to us!
Its our time to change the conversation of politics as usual, and bring a new hope to the world!

Overall Libertarians have earned their Brownie Pointes this year and I will also ask you to consider our other candidates for Statewide office Alex Avery for State Representative in District 81 providing a decent challenge to Winn Moses and Attorney and father of five Jim Hanson for the same office in District 84 to overthrow Bob 'Thin Mints' Morris's incumbency. I would also ask you to consider Andrew Horning for US Senate against the constant bickering between Murdoch and Donnely on our airwaves. You can find out more about Alex here http://indiana.onpolitix.com/news/173982/meet-the-candidates-alex-avery and Jim here http://indiana.onpolitix.com/news/179549/meet-the-candidates-james-hanson#.UI7PE-D8KUM.facebook courtesy of WANE-TV Newschannel 15

May Your Blessings Of Liberty Be Secured!
Kenneth White, Jnr.
Vice Chair, LPAC

Friday, November 02, 2012

Gary Johnson on WOWO today!

Libertarian Party Presidential candidate Gary Johnson will be talking with WOWO's Casey Hendrickson at 3:05pm. Now, WOWO's broadcast area includes Ohio, a swing state that may very well decide the outcome. It could come down to a handful of votes, couldn't it? Wouldn't it be a shame if your party lost because a couple of people in Van Wert or Paulding changed their minds and voted Libertarian? Seriously though. Anyone who blames Gary Johnson for causing their side to lose needs to blame their own candidate instead. The only way a guy who supports bank bailouts and TSA pat downs can win an election is run against a guy who also supports them.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Good and Timely Read

An article posted today on RealClearMarkets by Prof. Robert Epstein is well-worth the time to read.

Prof. Epstein helps expose the ugly truth that both parties have erased a very significant portion of our nation's history out of their memories with respect to the role of the Supreme Court in economic matters, as well as the proper functioning of our economy.

It's the Economy, Supreme Court! by Richard Epstein

Who is worse?

There was a very insightful post at Cafe Hayek today that is definitely worth reading.

Who is worse?

Isn't it time we had a good choice during an election? Don't we deserve candidates with real answers to real problems?

Read the article. It's worth the time.

 - Jim Hanson, candidate for State Representative, District 84

Monday, October 29, 2012

Meet the Candidates: Jim Hanson on WANE TV

The following link will take you to the video segment for Jim Hanson's interview on Channel 15 for the Meet the Candidates series.

Jim is running against incumbent Bob Morris for State Representative in House District 84.

http://indiana.onpolitix.com/news/179549/meet-the-candidates-james-hanson

Thursday, October 25, 2012

WATCH THE DEBATE AND MEET RUPERT @ MARRIOTT ON COLDWATER ROAD

I apologize for the short notice everyone due to circumstances beyond my control Im just now able to promote this event on the blog.

Tonight you have the opportunity watch the last Gubernatorial debate and meet Survivor's Rupert Boneham [Web][FB] the Libertarian Candidate for Governor of Indiana afterwards at the Auburn Room of the Marriott Hotel on Washington Center Road at Coldwater Road (SR327) behind the Arbys south of the 112 interchange of I69 from 6p-10p. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Kenneth White, Jnr.
Vice Chair, LPAC

Also take a moment to LIKE the Libertarian Party of Allen County's new Facebook Page and please update any bookmarks and crosslinks, please and thank you.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Tax Debate Missing the Point

The fight over differing tax policies in last night's debate was predictable and less than interesting. No one seems too excited by either candidate's tax policy, and for good reason. Neither policy really does anything to solve the underlying and fundamental problems in our economy caused by government intrusion into the private sector.

This morning I posted a discussion of a more relevant tax issue on my campaign blog. You can check it out here.

 - Jim Hanson, candidate for State Representative in House District 84

Monday, October 15, 2012

Big Government Arguments Exposed

I read a great article today exposing the fallacies usually relied on by those who defend an ever growing government.

Check out my post on my campaign website.

 - Jim Hanson, District 84 State Rep Candidate

Thursday, October 11, 2012

John Stossel on Why He's a Libertarian

See what he has to say!


Race in America

I just posted my reaction to a CNN online article I read today about why black voters are not supporting Mitt Romney. I'm not too worried about anyone supporting Mitt Romney, but I'm very concerned about what is passing as "racism" these days.

I hope that all Americans can loosen up a bit on what they call "racism" and "bigotry" and allow everyone the freedom of their opinion and perspective without needing to pass a law to surpress them.

On the other hand, I hope we continue to grow as a nation toward a society that measures its members by the contributions they make and the intrinsic value of human life without the various labels we tend to use to classify people artificially.

Of course, as Americans grow up politically and socially, I'm certain they'll begin to see why they should really be Libertarian!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The Cost of "Stimulus"

An article on the Fox News website, posted October 8, got my attention this morning. See Plant that got $150M in taxpayer dollars to make Volt batteries furloughs workers.

This article was a perfect illustration of why government "stimulus" will nearly always be a bad idea.

I commented on the economic issues involved in this story on my campaign blog. See Case in Point at may campain site.

The increasing polarization of America politically is dividing the nation into two categories containing two positions each. Under the "Economy" category, we are asked to choose between "nanny-state welfare" and "corporate welfare." Under the "Social Policy" category, we are asked to choose between heavy-handed "conservative" policies or ideological "progressive" policies.

This polarization is made possible by a common mindset among American voters. We tend to vote for the lesser of the devils because of "electibility" in hopes that we won't "throw away our vote" or inadvertantly cause the election of the worse devil by failing to support the lesser devil.

It's time for Americans to consider some entirely new options. In particular, it is time for Americans to discover the Libertarian Party that agrees on minimizing the role of government and allows its members to agree-to-disagree on social issues that are best debated and resolved in the private sector and the public square rather than in the halls of governmental power.

Jim Hanson
Libertarian candidate for State Representative, Indiana House District 84

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

My counter-argument to the statistical arguments against voting.

From time to time, someone who writes about politics for a living will publish an essay on the reasons that they themselves do not vote. Some cite that you are more likely to die on your way to the polling place than to cast a vote that decides the outcome of an election. I could say that many have undergone greater risks than a simple car ride to the polls and have made great sacrifices just so you could vote, but that does not seem to have an effect on certain people. If you don't vote, the First Amendment still protects your right to complain. However, whether or not elected officials will listen to your complaints or recognize your First Amendment right to complain is highly dependent on the outcome of elections. And you complaints simply do not carry as much weight among your fellow voters if you don't vote. The reason why anyone complains or complements at all is because we hope to influence the attitudes of others. And attitudes are contagious. If you don't vote, the people around you who share your beliefs and values are that much less likely to vote. And that attitude of apathy can spread. It is a fact that you by yourself will probably never decide the outcome of an election. But you and the people around you very well can. A local race can be decided by less than 20 votes. A national election can be decided by a few hundred votes. You, the people you know, and the people they know can shape the course of history by voting. And that starts with you voting.

Friday, September 21, 2012

NEXT BUSINESS MEETING

6th of October, 2012 12 noon - 3p.m.
at Pontiac Branch of the Allen County Public Library
on Hanna north of Creighton.
http://www.acpl.lib.in.us/pontiac/index.html

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Presidential Push Polling

A push poll is a poll taken so that it's results are intentionally distorted. Here is one way of doing it: What is your favorite AFC South team in the National Football League? A. Houston Texans B. Tennessee Titans C. Jacksonville Jaguars Let's say I conducted a survey of Allen County residents, and I used that question with those choices. Would I get an accurate picture of which football teams Allen County likes? Or would you say that I left out an option that a statistically significant number of people would have chosen if it was actually available? The same goes for poll questions that begins with "If the election were held today". Every now and then, I get phone calls from pollsters who ask me who I play on voting for. I know my options, and I tell them my preference. But when a pollster only presents "Mitt Romney" and "Barack Obama" as possible options, there is no way that its results will resemble the outcome of the election. An accurate poll must include "Gary Johnson" as an option.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Watch this video and look for a pattern

Notice something? These Democrats are pro-choice, as long as your choice results in a dead fetus. If it results in you getting fat or using the wrong light bulb, that's unacceptable.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Piling on Todd Akin

To be sure, he richly deserves to be piled on. Congressman Todd Akin (2nd MO-R) insists that women have a natural defense against conception during rape. This is something that would be impossible to test in a controlled laboratory study. Scientists cannot observe fertile women while they are being raped to confirm Akin's hypothesis.

An egg cell does not care about the circumstances behind  fertilization. It can be removed from a paid egg donor, introduced to sperm inside a test tube, then implanted into a mercenary surrogate. The people who intend to raise the child don't even need to be in the same building. Emotions like love and fear are not a factor here.

This type of thinking is what happens when one's ideology clouds one's beliefs about the real world. This is why some conservatives want intelligent design taught in biology class and progressives want it taught in economics class.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Paul Ryan open thread

I'm voting for Gary Johnson, no matter what Mitt Romney does in the next three months. Most people with a developed political philosophy already know who they are going to vote for by now. But I would like to hear from anyone who says that they are more or less likely to vote for Romney because of his VP choice. Leave a comment below if that's you.

I do remember in 2008 several friends of mine leaning towards McCain when he picked Palin. Then Palin opened her mouth and the rest is history.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

What makes America exceptional

Let's get one thing straight. The Founding Fathers were not saints or prophets, and I suspect that they would be the first to admit it. But they were smart enough to not trust each other with too much power, so they sent up a system of checks and balances.

Friday, June 29, 2012

SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare

The decision written by Chief Justice Roberts isn't surprising, it's baffling. He said that the Constitution allows the mandate to obtain insurance because it is a tax. Did he take legislative intent into account? Many of the Representatives and Senators who voted for the Affordable Care Act insisted that it was not a tax. If we take them at their word, either it was their intent that it was not a tax or they were misinformed about their own intent.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Blog Admin Note: Were doing a mid Summer's night Sweep of the LPAC blog

Since its been two years since I last tinkered with the blog it is taking a bit to get it back up to par; however I am trying to do it thouroughly all in one weekend, below is the list of local blogs that we still have that had provided still working links prior. If you know of any other blogs or newsfeeds or social networking feeds we should link to regarding the political and social life line of Allen County, Indiana and for that matter North East Indiana. Please leave the information in the comments section below.

Thank you very much for your consideration of this matter regarding our service to the Community.

Blessings Along The Journey,
MRev. Kenneth White, Jnr.
Vice Chair, LPAC
(fmr Secretary 2008-2010)

Local Blogs

Apparently today we wont be doomed to repeat our future as fellow Hoosier, Chief Justice Roberts, brings a moderate twist to the federal Affordable Care Act's teats!! Is it time for We The People to suckle up?

Finally the Court shows some maturity and finesse, passes "ObamaCare" but with a few twist and turns, that everyone will be bitching over til the sun comes up next week. If you notice Republicans and Democrats stopped calling it ObamaCare just to try to not give the President credit through the up coming election cycle if it passed the Courts scrutiny and review, which is priceless politicking at its best. We as Libertarians, the principled party and educated minority, shouldnt switch to calling it ObamaCare - as a pointe of contention or disdain, because then we are just pandering to the lowest common denominator, rather than elevating the entire populous to a legitimate conversation and debate. Even as a Libertarian I am glad the Affordable Care Act passed the Supreme Court scrutiny the way it did.

From Chief Justice John Roberts:"The individual mandate cannot be upheld as an exercise of Congress's power under the Commerce Clause,..... That Clause authorizes Congress to regulate interstate commerce, not to order individuals to engage in it. In this case, however, it is reasonable to construe what Congress has done as increasing taxes on those who have a certain amount of income, but choose to go without health insurance. Such legislation is within Congress's power to tax."


Its been three long years .... and I was reminded as I write this of that first blog post I wrote in 2009 supporting Universal Health Care, boy did that piss off everyone. Why dont you take a gander back with me (all though I must caution my personal blog is NSFW) or at least watch this clip from Star Trek Deep Space 9's episodes "Past Tense part 1 and 2" above to get the basic jist.

Apparently today we wont be doomed to repeat our future. I posted this in one of my comments on my facebook page regarding the passage of the Affordable Care Act but I just had to share (*the same way tween gyrls or bois gush over Bieber, etc.*) this quote by Patrick Cervantez with someone and you were the closest fair minded Libertarian, Democrat, Republican, Green, or Independent I could jump up and down with and squeak by:
"The funny thing is that The Supreme Court redefined the mandate as a tax. So the Republicans let a tax pass in the Age of Norquist. I really didn't care fort the mandate, the fact that people don't have to worry about getting dropped due to preexisting conditions, keeping companies from raising premiums for no reason, and being the fact I'm twenty and can stay on my mom's insurance for another six years is a godsend seeing as the job market isn't being all that kind to my demographic."
..... ?Do you realize that based on the way the SCOTUS ruled? .....
!!REPUBLICANS AUTHORIZED A TAX INCREASE!!
by proxy that includes Mitt Romney too as it was his State model that they used.
*gives a lookout for Grover Norquist running for the nearest ledge*

That means that their NO NEW TAXES pledge to Norquist is null and void (as it should have been in the first place, as such things are Constitutionally questionable) or now the Tea Party has to vote all of them all out, otherwise they are hypocrites to their own standards and practices. *nener nener nener*.... Let us see how fast the excuses pile drive this election cycle forward and who stays and whom goes bye bye.

Does this ruling leave you misty eyed or angry? Its time to try the Libertarian guy! Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is our candidate for President of the United States of America ..... We may not agree on everything especially the Affordable Care Act but you will know where we stand!! And boy do we Libertarians know how to stand and deliver!! Also check out our many other candidates for you to consider this election cycle Rupert Boneham for Governor , and Andrew Horning for U.S. Senate....among many other local and State General Assembly positions.

Monday, June 18, 2012


Today is the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812. This was the first time that Congress had ever declared war. The reason for the war was American sailors were being kidnapped by the British Navy. Somehow the war effort came down with a case of mission creep and the American people were told that Canadians would greet us as liberators.

Fun facts about the war:

The garrison at Fort Wayne was attacked by Indians allied to the British.

Allen County is named after Colonel John Allen, a member of the Kentucky state legislature and state militia who was killed in the Battle of Frenchtown in what would become Michigan.

Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics for a piece he called “The Defence(sic) of Ft McHenry”. This would later become “The Star Spangled Banner”.

The War of 1812 was the last war in which the US endured a ground invasion by a foreign army.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Thanks Again Democrats For Such A Wonderful Evening With Zach Wahls! Oh and BTW Welcome To Fort Wayne

 So after the Zach Wahls Live event at the Embassy Theatre, which was totally phenomenal and beyond any expectations - even though only about 250 people showed up, I decided to follow such a profound experience with this extraordinarily humble young man, with a treat that I hadnt had since I last went on an a cross country rescue mission four years ago....A Wendy's BIGGIE Frosty.

Yes you heard me correctly all 44 ounces of creamy like fake chocolate drink mix that is slightly frozen and made to look like a milkshake. For those whom dont remember, BIGGIE Drinks they were the first 44 ouncers way back in the day, they cost the same as two medium FROSTYS put together in one hugnormous cullinary fiscal coupe. It was like having your cake eating it and then taking the rest home to munch on ..... They didnt have it.

What do you mean they dont have BIGGIE Frosty's anymore?

Not only do they not have BIGGIE Frosty's They dont have BIGGIE ANYTHING anymore. Mayor Bloomberg already got his wish but it wasnt for health reasons it was common market forces dictating profits/losses and capital cost as well as supposedly a consumer base not partaking of said larger portion sizes. The recession and self preservation probably has something to do with it too.

One of the first known steps for market preservation is for companies to reduce quantity rather than raise prices they will always default to one before the other. You can see it in small ways especially if you are as tight with a buck as this ghetto redneck queen can be. Gravy Train used to be 18 pound bags for $7.50 now it just went down from 17.6# for $8 to 16. Diaper Wipes used to be in containers of 250-300 for $4 now you are lucky to get 216 diaper wipes for $4.50 (Dollar General). You see it in Ice Cream all the time, its gone from a gallon to a half a gallon to a quart and a half all in three years time. ....I am to the pointe that Im just going to spend my money on an Crofton 1.6 quart Ice Cream Maker from Aldi and tell the rest of the world to milk my goat if they want some.... Even now Aldis has increased their cow juice prices from 1.79 to 2.29 a gallon. Market preservation works but there comes a time when consumers need to see the price increase to understand the true value of the food they are consuming and/or wasting rather than the convenience of the same size container at the same price even if there is less in there to begin with. Ignorance is not always blissful.

Anyway back to my depressing news about this now large 20 oz. FROSTY for $2.36: Do you realize that our economy has changed so much without us realizing it that this large Frosty is technically 2-4 oz. smaller than what used to be a medium for almost the same cost as a previous medium. So not only am I getting ripped out of 4 ounces of fake milk ice product and Im now prohibited from enjoying a larger size or BIGGIE size if my heart so desires to do so.

And that is the difference between the other two parties Republicans want the same or less product for less money while Democrats want you to have the same amount that your father had but still pay the same amount or slightly more and neither one want you to know let alone listen to you complain about getting screwed sideways. Libertarians want you to know that your getting screwed either way and they know how not to screw you or anyone else over or under.

So are we better off now than we were four years ago or 8 or ten or 12 or twenty? Yes we are but we still havent learned the lesson to pay attention to not just what we consume but how we consume it or that occasionally it will try to consume us. Remember that please when you take a look at whom is right not just for the next four years of our Country's future but whom will best position us to succeed to the pointe where we can fully restore the value and accessibility of the BIGGIE Frosty to the marketplace of ideas.



EDITOR'S NOTE: The previous was an excerpt from a personal post on my facebook page and has been edited for space personal content and a concise communication of ideas. If you wish to review the original entire commentary please click the link directly above and be aware that it may not be suitable for all readers.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

On this day we acknowledge the least desirable byproduct of poor international relations. There isn't a single, sane soldier, sailor, or airman who wants to be honored on this holiday when his service ends instead of in November. The best way to honor our war dead is by keeping their sacred status as exclusive as possible, and by preserving at home what they fought for abroad. By the way, don't the recruiting ads mention something about freedom?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Who cares about Secret Service and hookers?

Prostitution is a crime in 49 states. It would be perfectly reasonable for a government employees to be disciplined or terminated if they did commit such a crime. However, the agents involved in the recent so-called scandal were NOT in any of those states when this incident occurred. Prostitution is not illegal under federal law, nor is it illegal under Colombian law.

The only argument that I have heard so far for firing these agents is they could be subject to blackmail. But that same argument was used to discriminate against gay men in law enforcement and the military. When a unmarried federal employee visits a prostitute in a place where it is legal, it would be my guess that he's more worried about losing his job than social ostracism. The fact that he could face termination is the one thing that makes him vulnerable to blackmail.

It should be noted that married men routinely lose their security clearances when they have an affair. Secret Service agents do have a tremendous responsibility and must be held to a higher standard of behavior than everyone else, and so do the men that they protect. I propose that Secret Service agents be held to the same standard as the President when it comes to morals, and vice-versa.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Before Occupy Wall Street and the Tea Parties...

The Libertarian Party of Allen County's annual tax protest has been held every year since 2005. We protested Bush's overspending, we protested Obama's overspending, and I expect that we'll be protesting the next president's overspending. This year, it will take place on Tuesday, April 17th from 5pm until we get tired and leave around 8 or 9pm. It will be at the usual spot just north of the Clinton Street Post Office.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

How to reduce unemployment

As of January, the US unemployment rate is 8.3%. Our economy is recovering slowly but surely. But that figured can be improved greatly at the stroke of a pen. By giving France a portion of territory that they lost in the French Indian War, namely the state of Michigan, America can rid itself of a place with an unemployment rate above the national average. Michigan's unemployment rate is at 9.1%, which is still lower than France's unemployment rate of 9.7%. The transfer of the upper and lower peninsulas will serve to lower the unemployment rate of both countries. France has been a valued ally of the US for many years. During World War II, they generously provided their country as a place for Americans to fight Nazis. Hopefully, they'll help us out by taking the Wolverine State off our hands.

Monday, March 05, 2012

A couple modest questions

1. If employers should be required to pay for insurance that provides contraception to women, should they also pay for dental insurance that provides free toothpaste? After all, your employer shouldn't tell you that you can't have birth control. Therefore, my employer should not tell me I cannot brush my teeth.
2. This November, Democratic voters must ask themselves this: How many Iranian civilians am I prepared to sacrifice for free healthcare?
3. Should auto insurance be required to pay for new tires and brake pads? Whenever a car with bald tires causes an accident, we shouldn't blame the driver for not maintaining his car. We should blame Congress for not passing the appropriate legislation.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The latest proposal to screw up downtown Fort Wayne

There is a proposal to slow down traffic in downtown Fort Wayne. Here is the primary reason cited by the mayor:
....will improve visibility and access to businesses, provide traffic calming and encourage economic development
Downtown is already a safer place to walk than other commercial areas, such as Coliseum Boulevard, West Jefferson and Illinois Road, and DuPont. And Fort Wayne as a whole typical has less than 5 pedestrian fatalities per year. It always has been and likely always will be safer to walk than to drive in any city. I like being able to park my car, get what I need from one place, get what I want from another place, and get something to eat from a third place without having to move my car three times.
But when I am in my car, my goal is to safely minimize my travel time. Sometimes I adjust my route when there is construction, and I avoid traveling during rush hour when I can help it. So if the city intentionally slows down traffic downtown, that will only serve to discourage motorists from visiting that area.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Why the economy is improving

1. Here's a new concept for you all: regression towards the norm. It's something that can observed in almost anything that involves statistics. Unusually low numbers can be expected to go up, unusually high numbers can be expected to go down. You can expect that the 2-14 Indianapolis Colts will have a better season this fall even without Peyton Manning, and the Superbowl champion New York Giants might not do as hot. Everything goes through peaks and valleys, the economy is no different.

2. From time to time, a "new normal" arises and it takes time for businesses and individuals alike to adjust to the new normal. The economy can show growth under any POTUS.

Economics is nothing more than applied psychology. It's billions of human decisions on what to buy and sell. If these decisions were always made on a rational basis, forming economic models would be easy. So before you ask Congress or the President to fix the economy, remember that they're human too. Democracy works better than monarchy for the same reason capitalism works better than socialism: more people are involved in the decision making process.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Want to run for office?

The Libertarian Party is looking for people who share our ideals who want to run for elected office. If you can serve on a jury, you can serve in the legislature. Email me at enders.robert@gmail.com if you live in northeast Indiana and you think you can do a better job than the guys that you've been critical of up to this point.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

SOPA

SOPA is nothing more than feel good legislation. Only US websites can be impacted by US laws. Digital pirates will continue to go to foreign websites like they already do. While it would be nice if other governments took responsibility in protecting American intellectual property, it's hardly our top foreign policy concern.

Monday, January 16, 2012

MLK Day

On this day, we honor not just the man, but the movement. Our nation was founded on an ideal, and with the help of men like him, the country has come closer to making that ideal a reality.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Foreign Aid

People who are not subject to a government's jurisdiction are not entitled to aid from that government. If I were President, and a foreign government asked me for money, I'd tell them to petition Congress for admission to the Union. Barring unforeseen circumstances, I doubt that government or Congress would move forward on such a thing.

If you feel that a government needs money, write them a check yourself. You probably already are providing money to third world countries every time you buy gas.