Friday, October 29

'Ballad of the Well-Wasted Vote'

I got a chuckle out of this, hope you will too.

'Ballad of the Well-Wasted Vote'
Filed under: Announcements
Originally written by Lance Brown (10/29/04)

"If the two-party system has got you down
If you think Ralph Nader is a worn-out clown
If the war in Iraq is making you sick
You've got just one voting choice--Badnarik!

If you think our education system is a joke
And most of our tax dollars go up in smoke
If you know Bush and Kerry are just layin' it on thick
There's just one guy for you--Badnarik.

If you think John Kerry is an elitist snob
And you think that W. has never earned a job
And you think Ralph Nader is an annoying pri- (watch your mouth!)
There's one guy who's not those things--Badnarik!

If you think $300 million is a little bit much
To re-elect an incumbent who's out of touch
If you don't want your V.P. to be that guy named Dick
Pull the lever for Michael Badnarik.

With one guy who grabbed the guns of Iraqis
And one who thinks guns are just for shooting things that go 'quack'-i
One candidate speaks softly and carries a 9mm stick
2nd Amendment champion Michael Badnarik.

If you're tired of rule-by-entitled-hick and you don't want to hire Mr. Slick
And you know the Bi-partisans are a blood-sucking tick
There's just one guy left for you to pick
Cast your vote for Badnarik.

If Bush's first term has made you wary
And you just can't stomach voting for Kerry
If watching their speeches makes you go 'Ick!'
You've still got an option--Badnarik.

If you're tired of hearing about only two choices
And you wish this election had more than two voices
Then it's time to take action, and take it quick
Donate some money to Badnarik.

If you tried to be one of the Democratic faithful
Or you're a Republican who sees Bush's spending as wasteful
Then pick out that booger and give it a flick
Join the Libertarians and Badnarik.

If you can't support someone who supports the 'Patriot Act'
And you can't support someone who supports the War on Iraq
Don't worry--there's still someone for you to pick
Libertarian Michael Badnarik.

If you're planning on voting for the lesser of two evils
Then congratulations, I guess, on voting for evil
But if voting for evil happens to make you sick
Then vote for good for once--Badnarik.

There's so much talk about how our country's divided
But there's still a place where the two halves can be united
Whether 'lefty elitist' or 'right-wing hick'
You'll find something to love in Michael Badnarik.

The right would have government be the source of morality
The left would like it to be the source of charity
But government's not Jesus nor Old Saint Nick
Only one candidate sees that--Mike Badnarik.

If you're tired of hearing about 'bipartisan compromise'
If you see what that means with two open eyes
Now's your chance to break away from the Borg
Free yourself at

If your feelings on Iraq can be summed up as 'regret'
And you're pissed that the Patriot Act hasn?t been repealed yet
If the idea of individual liberty makes you wet
Then get your ass over to

If you're not interested in seeing who Bush will next be attacking
(With 20 thousand-plus dead from his first two shellackings)
If you're tired of seeing Bush fill up the morgue
Then head on over to

If you're tired of Bush and his neo-con cronies
And you see Kerry and Edwards as pro-war phonies
There's still one candidate that won't make you sick
In fact, you might even like him--Badnarik!

If you're biting your nails over the War in Iraq
And unlike Congress, you've read the Patriot Act
Then stop biting them nails--you're already down to the quick!
Save your nails, and the country--vote Badnarik.

The difference between Bush and Kerry is really quite minor
But we need more change than all the tea in China
This country needs change, and it needs it quick
And the true candidate for change is Badnarik.

300 million dollars to sell you a waffle
And another 300 million to sell you a golfer ('Now watch this drive!')
But it's not the highest bidder whom you should pick
It's the highest ideal, Vote Badnarik."

Do it for the Kids!

How many times have you heard this phrase used to foist uncountable horrors on We the People?



Yes I'd say thousands of times, but this time it truly is for the kids.

We have four full days before we choose the leader of this country, and it is time to people to wake up, get educated and choose wisely for once.

We can vote for the lesser of two evil, and still choose evil, or we can do something that will shape the course of history and in doing so create the possibility of a better future for our kids and grandkids.

The current Republicrat path assures that our kids will be living in a world that is less safe, less free, and more taxed than any in history, so why would anyone want to continue down it?

The choice is up to you, and you will be held accountable in one way or another.

Thursday, October 28

Kerry's Entangling Alliances

Michael Badnarik’s Kerry's Entangling Alliances is well worth the read.

Then & Now

Today is the Birthday of the Statue of Liberty, which was unveiled on this date in 1886

Here is Harry Browne’s essay on Lady Liberty from last year.

We are a Constitutionally Limited Republic, not a Democracy

The form of government in the good ol' US of A is called a Constitutionally; Limited Republic not, as spewed by the media, politicos and the ignorant, a Democracy. This is very important people, since it is really the key to our freedom.

It is the reason we have the Constitution, the Electorial College and the requirement of a 2/3 majority to amend the Constitution. In a Democracy we need none of this.

The Constitutionally Limited Republic form of government protects the rights of the minority against the wants of the majority or put another way:

Democracy equals two Wolves and a Lamb voting on what’s for dinner.

Democracy is mob rule, plan and simple. In a democracy blonde haired people can vote to exterminate dark haired people, and all it takes is one vote over 50% to make it happen.

So for all those lovers of democracy, I sure hope you are not part of a minority group that could someday be oppressed, because mark my words it WILL happen it is just a matter of when not if.

And while I am on this I have a few questions I’d love just to have someone answer for me:

How could anyone be for “Freedom of Speech” and also for “Hate Speech” laws?

How does one protect their right to “Freedom of Speech” if they do not have a right to protect their physical person?

How can anyone advocate taking over another country because they have Weapons of Mass Destruction, yet believe that we have the right the same weapons?

The Constitution limits the Government’s powers to infringe on the rights of the people, but we find ourselves in the situation where it is almost totally ignored unless the politicians find it useful in furthering their wants.

If you are interested here is More essays on Democracy

Back in the saddle.

I have been very remiss the last week or so with my postings here, I hope my 2 or 3 readers will excuse me.

It has been a busy couple of weeks, too many things going on and no time to stop to take a breath let alone write, but things are calming down, so I am back.

We've had fairly nice weather for late October by Michigan standards, although it was totally overcast last night for the lunar eclipse, which I really wanted to get pictures of. Well that's life in Michigan.

As for CamPAIN 2004 it truly has went from really bad to horrific in the last couple of weeks.

Why is it that people that will not abide with people in their everyday lives lying to them, (their kids, co-workers, merchants…), are not only willing to turn over the most powerful post in the world to one of two bald faced liars, but are actually fighting tooth and nail over which of these liars is the best liar?

Well here is something that might explain it:

New Study: Shocking Voter Ignorance

A new study by the libertarian Cato Institute indicates that a shockingly large number of U.S. voters are almost totally ignorant about the issues and candidates they vote on.

"Overall, close to one-third of Americans can be categorized as 'know-nothings' almost completely ignorant of relevant political information," writes Ilya
Somin, a law professor at George Mason University, in "When Ignorance Isn't Bliss: How Political Ignorance Threatens Democracy."

"Most of the time," Somin notes," only bare majorities know which party has control of the Senate, some 70 percent cannot name either of their state's
senators and the vast majority cannot name any congressional candidate in their district at the height of a campaign."

Overall, voters tend to be "abysmally ignorant of even very basic political information... the sheer depth of most individual voters' ignorance is shocking
to observers not familiar with the research."

A few examples from many in the report:

* The Patriot Act? What's that? Three-fourths of Americans say they know little or nothing about it. 58 percent say they've heard "nothing" or "not much" about

* Seventy percent don't know about the $500 billion new drug benefit added this year to Medicare, which Somin describes as "probably the most significant domestic legislation passed during the Bush administration."

* A majority cannot make even a rough estimate of how many Americans soldiers have been killed in Iraq.

* 61 percent believe that there has been a net loss of U.S. jobs in 2004.

* Over 60 per cent don't know that, during President Bush's term, there has been an explosion in domestic spending (about 25 percent above previous levels) that has enormously increased the national debt.

* Last year, 58 percent of Americans could not name a single federal Cabinet department.

And such voter ignorance is, alas, nothing new:

* In 1964, at the height of Cold War tensions, only 38 percent of the public knew that the Soviet Union was not a member of NATO.

* In 1994, after Republicans took control of Congress under the highly-publicized leadership of Rep. Newt Gingrich, 57 percent of Americans said
they'd never heard of Gingrich, despite the avalanche of press coverage.

* In 1996, 67 percent couldn't name their congressman, and only 26 percent knew that senators serve six-year terms.

* In the 2002 elections, only 32 percent of voters knew that the Republican Party controlled the House.

In 1816, Thomas Jefferson wrote: "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."

Looking at the grave threats to liberty now facing America, one can only conclude Jefferson was right.

(Source: Cato Institute study: )

The only argument I have with that is I do not find it "Shocking" that the voters are ignorant, they are educated to be that way.

So see our education system is working all to well!

In the last couple of weeks I have had a number of people ask me "What is a Libertarian?

That should explain anything you want to know.

Tuesday, October 26

Right or Left? and First they came for the Nurses