Archive | March, 2014

Get out and vote!

31 Mar
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
 
Please vote in the primary election today to liberate and empower individuals to succeed. Tell the establishment that we will challenge their authority, which rewards the power elite and special interests who feed off the misery of the least advantaged.
 
Vote Pranav Badhwar for Ward 6 on April 1st. And vote for the full slate of Libertarian candidates. Write-in our names on any ballot, even if you are not a registered Libertarian. The slate is here:http://www.dclibertarians.org/candidates/

Also, please donate so we can create cards and doorhangars. http://www.pranav4dc.com/contribute. We will go door to door until the Nov. 4th election to promote decentralized, rights-based alternatives which treat root causes of poverty, crime, and homelessness, in contrast with traditional policies which expensively bandaid symptoms and increase taxes while keeping people mired in poverty.

With fewer taxes and regulations we can:

Improve Schools: Charters effectively deliver education at about 40% of the cost of the almost $30,000 in per pupil spending. Reduce DCPS’ central planning authority and put authority over the budget and operations in the hands of traditional public school principals and parents who can adjust staffing to meet the unique needs of their students. Improve educational effectiveness to reduce poverty, crime, homelessness, and taxes.

Create Jobs: Eliminate or reduce business licenses and fees, including the need for six years of education and experience for interior decorators, one year training for pest control applicators, and thirty-nine other restrictions on professions which don’t require a college degree and which erect barriers for those already disadvantaged by government schools. Increase jobs to reduce poverty, crime, homelessness, and taxes.

Reduce Crime: Free police to pursue non-violent drug offendors and focus them on real crimes of violence, theft, and fraud. Reduce street violence by eliminating aggressive prosecution of victimless crimes. Stop criminalizing non-violent drug offendors and stunting their ability to get jobs and housing, forcing them into a cycle of poverty and crime and making them into wards of the state. Protect rights to reduce poverty, crime, homelessness, and taxes.

Thank you,
Pranav Badhwar, www.pranav4dc.com
DC Council, Ward 6 candidate

Get out and vote in DC’s first Libertarian primary!

31 Mar
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
 
Please vote in the primary election today to liberate and empower individuals to succeed. Tell the establishment that we will challenge their authority, which rewards the power elite and special interests who feed off the misery of the least advantaged.
Vote Pranav Badhwar for Ward 6 on April 1st. And vote for the full slate of Libertarian candidates. Write-in our names on any ballot, even if you are not a registered Libertarian. The slate is here:http://www.dclibertarians.org/candidates/

Also, please donate so we can create cards and doorhangars. http://www.pranav4dc.com/contribute. We will go door to door until the Nov. 4th election to promote decentralized, rights-based alternatives which treat root causes of poverty, crime, and homelessness, in contrast with traditional policies which expensively bandaid symptoms and increase taxes while keeping people mired in poverty.

With fewer taxes and regulations we can:

Improve Schools: Charters effectively deliver education at about 40% of the cost of the almost $30,000 in per pupil spending. Reduce DCPS’ central planning authority and put authority over the budget and operations in the hands of traditional public school principals and parents who can adjust staffing to meet the unique needs of their students. Improve educational effectiveness to reduce poverty, crime, homelessness, and taxes.

Create Jobs: Eliminate or reduce business licenses and fees, including the need for six years of education and experience for interior decorators, one year training for pest control applicators, and thirty-nine other restrictions on professions which don’t require a college degree and which erect barriers for those already disadvantaged by government schools. Increase jobs to reduce poverty, crime, homelessness, and taxes.

Reduce Crime: Free police to pursue non-violent drug offendors and focus them on real crimes of violence, theft, and fraud. Reduce street violence by eliminating aggressive prosecution of victimless crimes. Stop criminalizing non-violent drug offendors and stunting their ability to get jobs and housing, forcing them into a cycle of poverty and crime and making them into wards of the state. Protect rights to reduce poverty, crime, homelessness, and taxes.


Thank you,
Pranav Badhwar, www.pranav4dc.com
DC Council, Ward 6 candidate

U.S. Gives Russia Free Military Equipment

30 Mar

U.S. Gives Russia Free Military Equipment Used By Army, Marines | Judicial Watch

Night Falls on Civilization

30 Mar

Night Falls on Civilization

Tax bites – TrueBlood Shrugged

29 Mar

My conversion to libertarianism happened when my best friend in the 9th grade, Emily Wilhoite (this blog is your fault Emily), spent the better part of a school year begging me to read Ayn Rand’s novels, so she would have another person with whom to discuss them.  As a junior high schooler I had read extensively but mainly only science fiction – Asimov, Heinlein, Pournelle – and pop socialist  authors like Alvin Toeffler.  Emily finally devised a stratagem of insisting that Atlas Shrugged was indeed a science fiction novel, a novel about what happened when a new motor is invented that uses a new energy source.  I grabbed the book and flipped through it and told her “this is not science fiction,” but agreed to read it and The Fountainhead that summer, for the sake of the friendship.  (Aren’t Randians all supposed to be friendless high school malcontents, by the way?). Little did I know…

Ayn Rand didn’t really use science fiction elements in her novels, and certainly not the currently popular occult fantasy elements, though references to Greek mythology are plentiful: Galt’s Gulch like Olympus is in on the highest mountain in the west;  John Galt like Zeus controls atmospheric electricity; Hank Rearden, like Hephaestus, is a divinity of metal, and a cripple (in Rearden’s case by accepting the guilt tripping from a vampiritic spouse and family); Dagney Taggert has grey eyes, like Athena; one can keep going.  Rand sometimes resorted to the metaphor of cannibalism for modern political movements that scapegoat and parasitize one group to buy political power for a ruling class. But she did not use metaphors of vampirism.

References to occult, demonic and divine figures are not unknown in political philosophy.  Aeschylus  invokes the Furies in the Oresteia, a play about the creation of the rule of law.  Hobbes titles his book on the foundations of justice after a biblical monster, Leviathan.  The Republic tells a myth about the three Fates, whose work controls the human world.

Black Mayors Sidetracked, Accused and even Arrested for Kickbacks, Scandal, Corruption

29 Mar

FBI Arrests Anti-Gun California Senator on Firearm Trafficking Charges

29 Mar

NRA-ILA | FBI Arrests Anti-Gun California Senator on Firearm Trafficking Charges