The Politically Incorrect Show - 20/10/2000
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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Friday October 20, proudly sponsored by Neanderton Nicotine Ltd., the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run our lives with our money; that stands tall for free enterprise, achievement, profit, & excellence, against the state-worshippers in our midst; that stands above all for the most sacred thing in the universe, the liberty of the human individual.
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On November 7, Americans will choose a new president. Republicrat or Demopublican is their main choice, but there are others. Freedom-loving voter Fulton Huxtable has finally decided to abandon the "lesser of two evils" approach to voting, & instead to vote for what he actually believes in. His website essay on the matter, which I quote in part now, explains why. His comments are equally applicable to the Sheeple's Republic of Aotearoa:
"Do you believe you possess the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Do you believe you should be able to live in freedom, free from the initiation of physical force from others? If so and if you vote according to these principles, then there is only one political party that explicitly upholds these principles: the Libertarian Party.
"But it is the practical issue that has kept so many - including myself - from voting Libertarian in past elections. Not wanting to see the worst candidate (Democrat) win the election, we ended up voting for the lesser of two evils, supported the Republicans and hoped it would buy us some time to persuade others to fight for freedom.
"Has this tactic worked?
"In some previous elections, the answer is a qualified yes. In 1972, it would have been a disastrous blow to freedom if George McGovern had won the election. Richard Nixon was no champion of freedom, but it made sense to hold your nose and vote for Nixon just to keep McGovern out of the White House. But even with a vote for Nixon, freedom continued to evaporate, just at a slower pace.
"But it is the chilling spectacle of Republican behavior since they gained control of Congress that has dramatically altered Republicans as a hope for the future of freedom. Prior to 1994, Republicans were an opposition party. They generally opposed the efforts of Democrats to bring us a socialized society, although the Republicansı inconsistencies led them to cave in, too often, and support the destruction of freedom. But at least they slowed the process down.
"Since 1994, Republicans have been falling all over themselves to support and enact statist legislation that has robbed you of more of your freedom. And this yearıs oratory by most Republican candidates, especially George Bush, proves that Republicans, if they win the election, will do little to slow down freedomıs gradual demise in America. In fact, Republicans have become virtually indistinguishable from Democrats and will continue the destruction of individual liberty just as surely as Democrats will. Republicans may even bring us an accelerated decline of freedom, since they are more eager to remain elected to their offices than to defend freedom...
"According to a recent poll, 16% of Americans actually agree with the core philosophy of the Libertarian Party. What would happen if these individuals actually voted their principles? It would shake statism down to its roots. And that is an exciting, practical result - if it occurred - that would begin to turn the tide in favor of expanding individual freedom...
"I am tired of taking showers after I vote. If you continue supporting the Republicans we have today, freedomıs decline will continue and eventually implode altogether.
"For myself, I am voting my principles and for practicality. I am going to support the only political party that is dedicated to stopping the initiation of force by the state, dedicated to your right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And as to practical matters, the harsh reality is this: the only way America is going to avoid eventually sinking into some sort of dictatorship is if the Libertarian Party receives your support.
"Vote for liberty. If you do, we will eventually win."
The complete text of Fulton Huxtable's essay can be found at fatalblindness.com
I commend it to your attention.
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