Lindsay Perigo
Lindsay Perigo

The Politically Incorrect Show - 08/12/2000

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Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show on the free speech network, Radio Pacific, for Friday December 8, 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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The following true story was posted on the libertyloop recently:

In each of the past two years, and on the first day of class, Law Professor Butler Shaffer, Southwestern University School of Law, presented his students with the following voting exercise. Bear in mind that these students knew nothing about the Professor nor had he said anything to them prior to opening up the class with this exercise: It is time to elect the leader of a great nation, and you have been presented with the following candidates:

CANDIDATE A: A well-known critic of government, this man has been involved in tax protest movements, and has openly advocated secession, armed rebellion against the existing national government, and even the overthrow of that government. He is a known member of a militia group that was involved in a shootout with law enforcement authorities. He opposes gun control efforts of the present national government, as well as restrictions on open immigration into this country. He is a businessman who as earned his fortune from such businesses as alcohol, tobacco, retailing, and smuggling.

CANDIDATE B: A decorated army war veteran, this man is an avowed nonsmoker and dedicated public health advocate. His public health interests include the fostering of medical research and his dedication to eliminating cancer. He opposes the use of animals in conducting such research. He has supported restrictions on the use of asbestos, pesticides, and radiation, and favors government determined occupational health and safety standards, as well as the promotion of such foods as whole-grain bread and soybeans. He is an advocate of government gun-control measures. An ardent opponent of tobacco, he has supported increased restrictions on both the use of and advertising for tobacco products. Such advertising restrictions include: [1] not allowing tobacco use to be portrayed as harmless or a sign of masculinity; [2] not allowing such advertising to be directed to women; [3] not drawing attention to the low nicotine content of tobacco products; and, [4] limitations as to where such advertisements may be made. This man is a champion of environmental and conservationist programs, and believes in the importance of sending troops into foreign countries in order to maintain order therein.

The combined vote total for these two years (4 classes) is as follows: Candidate A - 47 votes, Candidate B 141 votes. A percentage of 25% for A, 75% for B.

After collecting all the ballots, the professor informs the students that Candidate A is a composite of the Founding Fathers (e.g., Sam Adams, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Patrick Henry, etc., etc.) while Candidate B is ... Adolph Hitler.

I was tempted to run this poll in this manner on this programme, except that I know that PI Show listeners would realise that a trap had been set, & would vote for candidate A in any event. But if I could persuade Pam or Ewing to run it ....

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