The State of the Union is a perpetual state of war.
For decades our nation has been at war with the world and the federal government has been at war with the American people, under both Republican and Democratic administrations.
- We have waged war on poverty since the 60’s, and people are still poor.
- We have waged war on ignorance since the 70’s, and our children still cannot read, write, or think critically.
- We have gallantly fought the Demon Drugs for decades, and all we have done is put more people in prison for non-violent crimes than any other nation, while funding terrorists who kill people all over the world.
- We have waged hot and cold wars against “Godless-Communism” in the jungles of Southeast Asia and across the villages and plains of Europe.
When the boogeyman of one conflict collapsed as a result of his own internal flaws or weaknesses, or was exposed as a fraud, politicians of all political stripes – Democrat or Republican, liberal of conservative – cleverly crafted myriads of fresh excuses and conjured up new “monsters to destroy.”
The State of Perpetual War is designed not to protect the life, liberty and property of Americans, but to subvert and subjugate us.
- It is all predicated on instilling fear in Americans in order to divide us along race, class, religion and ethic lines.
- It is designed to manipulate us into surrendering more and more of our liberty in the false hope of insuring our safety and security … and leaving us with neither.
No excuse has been better manipulated than the horrendous terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, which has became a double tragedy.
Not only were 3,000 people murdered, but lying in the ruins among their remains are the unnoticed and unmourned remains of two of America’s most precious siblings – Liberty and Freedom.
It is time to declare peace, and that demands that we first stop all war.
Stop all war — beginning with the coercion and violence exercised by our own government at home and abroad, and extending to calming the turmoil and unrest inside our selves.
This is the theme and the focus of this campaign. These issues papers outline the libertarian alternative to perpetual war, a way for America to stop all war and declare peace with itself and the world.
Liberty, peace and prosperity should form the cornerstone of American foreign policy.
The United States should declare peace with the world, and proclaim “peace, commerce and honest friendship” with all nations and all people who desire the same, and entangling alliances with none. Rather than being the world’s “nosy neighbor,” America should become the world’s “good neighbor” and return to our historic libertarian tradition of abstaining totally from foreign quarrels and military intervention in the affairs of other nations, ending all military and economic aid, and terminating our participation in any military alliance. Finally, the United States should renounce the waging of immoral and unconstitutional preemptive, preventive, or “humanitarian” wars.
Terrorism is the direct and inevitable result of decades of an American foreign policy founded on military, political and economic interventionism, support for corrupt dictators, and meddling in the internal affairs of other nations. The only way to insure our national security is to return to a foreign policy of non-intervention, to end all foreign aid and military assistance, to stop intervening in the internal affairs of other nations, and bring our troops home now.
We need to stop the war on the American taxpayer and stop the spending.
There are no Democrat or Republican leaders with the moral or intellectual courage to deal with this most critical issue facing our nation today, the growing massive national debt. The leaders of so-called major parties have not only bankrupted our country, they are morally and intellectually bankrupt as well, lacking the courage needed to repair the damage they’ve done to our nation. No Republican or Democrat has the courage to stand up and tell the American people the truth. The truth is we cannot even begin to reduce our debt by slowing spending, lowering spending or even cutting spending. We must stop the spending.
A free and prosperous society has no reason to fear anyone entering it.
Libertarians are often accused of wanting to “open the borders.” But the borders are already open, and there is nothing the Democrats or Republicans can do about it. People who want to come here will find a way to do it. The Federal government cannot keep out illegal immigrants any better than it can keep illegal drugs out of prisons.
America once had the best health care system imaginable. Then power-hungry politicians decided to move in and get the federal government to fix a problem that did not exist.
Health care and insurance costs will plummet if excess regulation is eliminated and malpractice awards are made only when a medical practitioner has committed actual negligence or malpractice.
Public education, like virtually every other government program, costs more and delivers less. It doesn’t get a passing grade, at any level. One out of three students entering high school doesn’t graduate. Minority students are twice as likely as whites to drop out. Even students who get their diploma have the reading and math skills expected of middle school students in other nations.
The solution to restoring America’s educational excellence is a complete separation of education and State. Education, like any other service, is best provided by the free market, achieving greater quality and efficiency with more diversity of choice.
War on drugs
The War on Drugs is in reality a war on the American people, on your life, liberty and property.
This insane and senseless conflict has not only been an utter and complete failure, but has wiped out personal privacy, taken away personal liberties supposedly protected by the Constitution, given the government power to confiscate your property without even accusing, let alone convicting, a person of crime, and put so many harmless marijuana smokers in jail on 20-year sentences that there’s no more room for rapists and murders.
One of the strongest characteristics of human nature – perhaps the most fundamental characteristic – is the desire for self-preservation.
This simple truth is why self-defense cannot be entrusted to others, to police or politicians, because they are incapable of always being around, especially when they are most needed. The insanity of gun control is not that we have insufficient laws, but that we are forced to relinquish our ability for self-preservation to groups or governments that cannot possibly protect us, and who suffer no consequences for failing.