Sunday, November 18, 2012

Time for the Unthinkable: a Third-Party

Nelson Hultberg

In the aftermath of the sickening travesty that Obama's reelection represents, pundits on the right are building up their strategic juices to project how conservatives and libertarians can "take over the Republican Party" and begin taking the country back.

My answer to them is: It will never happen! Oh, we can take the country back, all right, but not through control of the GOP. The ideological sycophants that comprise the GOP couldn't take back a sack of sunflowers from spinsters in a rest home.

Far too many pundits on the right have ceased to think. Irrationality saturates their minds regarding how to confront the political leprosy that Obama represents. This is because they believe we must, now and forever, work within the statist establishment. This is grievously in error. The present political insanity in America mandates a new direction, a dramatic new strategy. Dare I say it? We need a THIRD-PARTY to provide an escape from the GOP's debilitating lack of chutzpah.

Conservatives desperately need to purge the me-too welfarists from their command centers. But tragically all we hear today from "respectable voices" on the right is the same me-too welfarism we've heard for 50 years about "redoubling our efforts," "becoming more inclusive," and "building a bigger tent," etc. This means we need to shelve our principles in favor of more compromises with the leprosy of the liberals.

"But most important of all," say the respectable voices, "never are we to abandon the Republican Party for a Third-Party. That is a sure recipe for handing the country over to the liberals. We must always work within the two-party system.

Actually the above Republican boilerplate is correct if one wants to preserve the present Demopublican system. But we at AMERICANS FOR A FREE REPUBLIC don't want to "preserve" the present system. We want to destroy it – for the same reason one wants to destroy smog and mendacity and slavery.

Today's political system is a corrupt monopoly, and it has to be broken. Thus the title of our book, Breaking the Demopublican Monopoly. But one cannot do this by joining the system and trying to reform it "from within." That's like trying to reform the Mafia by joining their organization and reasoning with them to give up their criminal ways. Their criminality is their livelihood, and they would no more abandon it than wolves would abandon the attacking of deer. The Mafia can only be fought from without. And likewise Demopublican statism can only be reformed from without.

Why "Reform from Within" Can Never Work

The Republican Liberty Caucus (founded in 1988) advocates "working within the system." It has been trying for 25 years to infiltrate the Republican Party with libertarian ideas and change it from within. Every two years the RLC adds three or four new representatives to their ranks in Congress, but unfortunately during that two years they also lose three or four representatives that slide into the "good ol' boys club" and start voting for more and more spending schemes. This is why there were about 25 members that launched the RLC in 1988, and in 2012 there are still about 25 members in the RLC congressional ranks (out of 435 House representatives). They never grow.

Why don't they ever grow? Because our political system is corrupted by the progressive tax system. And this forces new, incoming libertarians and conservatives to almost always compromise with congressional liberals on spending policy. Here's why:

IRS statistics show that 50% of American citizens pay zero income taxes. This has led to what is called, in economic parlance, "infinite demand for government services." In other words, if services are free to large amounts of voters, they will want all they can get. This is basic human nature. So under our present tax system, 50% of the American voters want more government spending every election year. Add in the guilt-obsessed liberals in upper income classes, and you have a guaranteed 60% of the electorate pushing relentlessly for more spending every election year. Thus all politicians going to Washington conclude early on that they will never be reelected if they push for less government spending.

Therefore almost all conservative and libertarian politicians end up crossing the aisle and voting with the Democrats to boost government spending every year. They know they have to in order to be reelected. This is why all advocates of "working within the system" such as the RLC have never made any headway in slowing the runaway freight train of government growth. The system is corrupted by progressive tax rates.

Solving the Tax Dilemma

The only way to end this dilemma is to replace our progressive tax system with a true flat tax for everyone so as to eliminate "infinite demand for government services" among the voters. For example, the 50% of the voters who presently pay zero income taxes for their services would very quickly lose their desire for more services if they had to pay for them out of their own pockets. This would bring about demands for reduction of government services every election year. Imagine that! But unfortunately conservatives and libertarians in Congress will never propose a true flat tax, much less fight for one, because they know they would not be reelected if they did.

What do we mean by a "true flat tax?" A tax with the same percentage rate for all earners with no deductions, exemptions, or favors whatsoever for anyone. A simple "equal-rate" tax that all citizens pay and can figure in ten minutes on April 15th. Only in this way can we have a responsible electorate. Only in this way will there be justice because only an "equal-rate tax" comports with equal rights under the law. Equal rights necessitates equal rates.

What kind of human beings are we if we don’t stand for equal rights? The fundamental fount of our nation is “equality of rights under the law.” Progressive tax rates are an example of arbitrary law, which is the basis of every dictatorship throughout history. Progressive tax rates are immoral, unjust, unconstitutional, and criminal. They have no place in America. The only legitimate form of taxation is an “equal-rate tax.”

How do we get such a tax passed? The only way is to go directly to the people and explain to them why progressive taxation (with all its convoluted exemptions and favors) is the source of "infinite demand for government growth." We need to demonstrate that the only way to stop this relentless growth is to end all the privileges and favors for everyone.

Would this be salable to the American people? Yes, we at AFR believe it would if it was explained properly to them. In our book, Breaking the Demopublican Monopoly, we show that an equal-rate tax, when combined with a computerized "4% auto-expansion" of the money supply for the Fed, would result in a minimum 16% annual increase in the standard of living for all American citizens. Thus the lower income classes who would have their taxes raised from zero to 10% would still net a 6% annual increase in their standard of living. So not only would justice be restored to our tax system, but all Americans would benefit materially in a substantial way.

We call this reform of the tax and monetary systems the "Two Pillars Strategy." And we corroborate it with statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Federal Reserve Bank, and wise economists such as John Williams and James L. Payne. This demonstration could be simplified so it is understandable to 70 million voters who tune into the national TV presidential debates.

To bring about this restoration of justice and prosperity, we need to get an Independent candidate into those debates and sell the voters on the "Two Pillars of Reform." We need a nationally known candidate who doesn't care if he wins the election or not – a modern day Jefferson who wants the American people to know the truth more than he wants to strut around Washington. We believe such a candidate would garner 38% of the vote and win in a three man race, but selling of the truth has to come first.

Hopefully the reader can now see that libertarians and conservatives will never be able to convert the GOP to a party of liberty from within. What outfits like the RLC are doing is what Einstein referred to in his definition of insanity. They are "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." They've been at this for 25 years, and what's worse, the conservatives have been at it for 50 years. They trek the same path over and over again, never realizing what their monumental mistake is.

What Needs to Be Done

Can this tragic situation be rectified? Yes, certainly it can. Men and women are rational creatures. They can be taught to desire freedom again and to fight effectively for it. But they will have to do what Steve Jobs always told his comrades at Apple to do. They will have to "Think Different!" They will have to think outside the box.

We at AFR are trying to launch the National Independent Party to bring all this about. But we are not a conventional third-party like the Libertarian and Constitution Parties. We will not marginalize ourselves with utopianism. Our Two Pillars Strategy will get 15% in the polls to qualify for the national TV pesidential debates where we can bring about revolutionary reform. Consequently one should think of us as not just a political party, but as a dramatic gathering place for the patriots of America, a "gathering of eagles" that can alter the annals of history.

Here's a good way to view the National Independent Party: In the early 1770s, the patriots of Boston (led by Samuel Adams and John Hancock) were meeting in the local taverns every few weeks. But by 1772 their numbers had grown so strong that they overflowed the largest of taverns. Some other place had to be found to bring them all together. Adams and Hancock found that place; it was called the Old South Meeting House. It held up to 5,000 patriots, and this is where the American Revolution was launched. The Patriots met there from then on to plot their strategy, to invigorate their spirits, and to exchange ideas. As a result, the Old South Meeting House in Boston is today a famous landmark.

This, in essence, is what the National Independent Party (along with its website) will be. It will be the Old South Meeting House for the new patriots of today. And there's not just 5,000 of them out there that can be brought together. There's probably a million of them who would join the Party. What kind of money contributions would come from a million passionate patriots determined to end the insanity that is consuming America? It is not unrealistic to expect $50 million contributed to the cause of restoring freedom. Fifty million dollars would buy a lot of major advertising going into 2016. That would make our Gathering of Eagles a mighty powerful force for change in America.

In addition to acting as a Meeting House for the patriots of America, our goal is to convince a major libertarian/conservative politician (such as Rand Paul, Allen West, Jim DeMint, etc.) to run an independent campaign and get into the national TV presidential debates where he can then educate 70 million voters about the crucial need for a 10% flat tax and a 4% auto-expansion plan for the Fed to stop government growth. He can do this, like Ross Perot did in 1992, by giving 30-minute lectures on national TV the night before each of his three debates. How would this TV time be paid for? By the candidate's support groups and by the million patriots in the National Independent Party.

Such a campaign would be unbelievably dramatic. It would electrify the nation. It would break the Demopublican monopoly of ideas that is stultifying the system and destroying the greatest country in history. It would act as a magnet to draw the two major parties back to sanity because the people would be told the truth. Truth is the most powerful force in the world. It brings down empires.

In conclusion, it's important to understand that the third-party that AFR is proposing is not a "conventional" third-party. It is a reincarnation of Sam Adams and John Hancock's Old South Meeting House. It is a reincarnation of the Sons of Liberty. It will be a million-man army of patriots. And it will bring in tens of millions of dollars annually to further the cause. That's a powerful lot of persuasion.

Nelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, Texas and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic His articles have appeared in such publications as the Dallas Morning News, The American Conservative, Insight, The Freeman, and Liberty, as well as on numerous Internet sites such as The Daily Bell, Financial Sense, and Safe Haven. He is also the author of a soon to be released book on political philosophy, The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values. Email him at:

Sunday, November 11, 2012

How to Diddle an Election

Dr. A. H. Krieg

It began in 2009 with the census for the 2010 national census. There were two classifications of census takers. Group and individual. In both cases it was made very clear to enumerators that everyone over the age of three months was to be counted. Enumerators were not allowed to question eligibility, citizenship, or status, not even the challenge any who did not speak English. They counted illegal immigrants, green card holders, children under 8 years old who could not vote in the 2020 elections, and diplomats. In group counting enumerators were instructed to count all those in Hospitals on a fixed date in June by using hospital print outs from that date. All State Police and National Guard barracks were dealt with in the identical manner. Since the average stay in hospital is less than four days and men in barracks live at home most of the time all of these were double counted. This is unavoidable under the rules applied by census because none of those people had any idea that they had already been counted before. Since children under 8 years of age would not be eligible to vote by the next census in ten year none under 8 should be counted. In 2012 America has 23 million illegals, 5 million green card holders, about 26% are under 18 lets say half of them are under 8 which is 4.5 million, double counts in hospitals, National Guard in barracks, and State police in barracks are about 3 million, the census taken in 2010 is therefore an over count of 35.5 million. The constitutional grounds for census are enumeration of citizens to determine congressional representation. Since about 80% of Democrats live in urban areas where the majority of minorities live, the count was specifically designed to up urban populations and therefor representation at the polls.

This by the way, was America’s most racist election ever; Obama attained 93% of the black vote, 73% of the Hispanic vote and 71% of the Asian vote, if that is not anti-white racism then let someone else explain what racism is.

Over-counts like those in Won County Ohio where 108% of registered voters participated in the elections voting for Obama were common in Ohio and many other states. Additionally Obama won in Ohio, by a margin of 99% in districts where GOP elections supervisors were illegally removed, and he won by 100% in 21 districts of Cleveland. Wood County has 98,231 eligible voters 106,258 voted.

Democrats lost every state requiring strict photo ID to vote. There were many law suites brought by Eric Holder by the Department of Justice against voter ID requirements to vote. His argument that voter ID was unfair to the poor, blacks, Hispanics and Orientals, let me get this right, you need an ID to fly, to buy cigarettes and cigars, purchase an alcoholic beverage, beer or liquor, to drive a car or motorcycle, but it’s an unfair imposition to identify yourself at the voting polls? Stupid!

Sates not requiring photo ID’s that Obama narrowly won include, Minnesota (10 electoral vote) (Iowa 5 electoral votes) Wisconsin (10 electoral votes) Nevada (6 electoral votes) Colorado (9 electoral votes) New Mexico (5 electoral votes) and Pennsylvania (20 electoral votes). Total of 66 electoral votes when added to Romney’s 206 would have given him 271 and a win without Florida or Ohio. Ohio requires a non-photo ID and Florida requests one but does not demand.

Government statistics and news was purposely manipulated, with the acquiescence of mainstream media to manipulate voters and induce them to vote Democrat.

In Ohio, California, Kansas, and North Carolina voting machines when Romney was selected changed the vote to Obama, the fact that this practice occurred in four separate states demonstrates a conspiracy to defraud the election, and there was no reported case where an Obama vote was switched to Romney. The way this was done is that unless your finger was dead center on the touch screen for Romney the vote switched to Obama.

An executive request by the White House primarily to defense contractors was issued in October requesting defense contractors not to inform lay-off notification to union employees. Federal law requires notification 90 days before layoff. The White House told contractors that they would indemnify and hold harmless any contactor that disobeyed the notification law. In view of the fact that well over 500,000 layoffs were pending which would have driven the last unemployment report to over 9% it was another case of voter fraud, this time supported by a media that refused to report the layoffs. There are over 50 companies involved including, GE, Westinghouse, Boeing, ING, Perkin Elmer, Stryker, and Caterpillar among others. Actual unemployment numbers for the month before the election was minus over 300,000 jobs.

In the weeks before the election in order to reduce unemployment numbers Obama added 15,000 government employees, and then another 16,000 to the IRS to enforce Obamacare, a fact known by the media but unreported. Real unemployment numbers when all relevant facts are included drove real unemployment M-3 number to over 10%, M-6 to 17% and real unemployment with everything counted including part time employment and those that stopped looking to over 30%.

Reported false economic indicators, inflation numbers, and the cost of inflation with corresponding retail price increases that have toped 40% in the last four years continue to be reported as 2% or less, this is accomplished by removing fuel, food, heating oil, and a score of products from the satirical equation. Not reported. Mean average middle incomes have fallen by $ 4,300 in the last four years, not reported. The cost of medial insurance has risen faster than the rate of inflation and will continue and actually accelerate in 2013. Not reported. The real cost of healthcare in 2011 was $ 835 billion and has been demonstrated to double every seven years, that means a healthcare cost of $ 1 trillion, 312 billion by 2016, that is unsustainable as any four year old knows. Un-reported. President Obama’s budget projection for the coming four years, not mine his- has the federal deficit at $20 trillion by 2016. Un-reported. This is how the media elected Obama second time around.

General issues relate to Fast and Furious which resulted in over 200 dead Mexicans, and at least two American government officers. After Eric Holder lied to a congressional committee he was censored, then Obama slapped a national security directive executive order on the issue based on his claim that it was a national security matter, which it is not, so that it could be swept under the rug, the mainstream media complied. This is how they elected Obama the second time.

Along came the most serious matter of the last 30 years, the assassination and murder of an American ambassador and his staff, Hillary Clinton of Secretary of State lied about it, Susan Rice our UN ambassador lied about it five time on five Sunday morning TV shows, our secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lied about it, The president was on the View and he lied, he addressed the UN General Assembly and lied seven times. General Petraeus head of the CIA refused to lie, congress has called for hearing and five days before the General was to appear to the legislative committee he handed in his resignation, he won’t be testifying. The issue has been stonewalled for over 8 weeks by the Obama administration. The media and more exactly the Washington Post, NY Times, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, CBS MSNBC, PBS and all four of America’s so-called news magazines, all of which had endorsed Obama for a second term, refused to report on the issue, were it not for FOX news no one would be aware. CBS in fact had video proof that the president lied and would not release it before the election.

About a week before the election, and known to most major news producers was the incident in the Persian Gulf whereby there was a confrontation between an American drone and two Iranian Fogger jet fighters which fired across the front of the drone to prevent it from entering Iranian airspace. This incident was covered up until the day after the election.

Any way you turn this 2012 election issue you can thank the media for reelecting Barack Hussein Obama or whatever the hell his real name is.

Remember Fast and Furious and Benghazi!

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Wednesday, November 07, 2012

A New Kind of Freedom

Nelson Hultberg

Karl Marx was asked once how he could justify advocating a political system of slavery for the individual, which is what socialism is. He replied that, socialism is not slavery; it is a "new kind of freedom." As all perceptive students of history know, the intellectuals of Europe bought into such Alice in Wonderland sophistry. But unfortunately so did the American intellectuals about 30 years later when the progressives of Woodrow Wilson's era established the Creature from Jekyl Island to usher in centralized government banking and the progressive income tax to “spread the wealth around.”

Socialism is not really so bad, reasoned the early twentieth century American thinkers. If we think about it, it's really a "new kind of freedom." We just have to do what the Red Queen and the Mad Hatter advocated. We just have to change the meaning of the words that define the fundamental values of our lives. After all, words can mean whatever we want them to mean. All we have to do is teach Marx's new definition of freedom to the young at an early enough age, and when they grow into adulthood they will not think of a government-dominated society as slavery at all. It will be a "new kind of freedom" to them.

The socialists of America never bought into Lenin's violent revolutionary approach, but they certainly did buy into the democratic evolutionary approach of the English Fabians whose ideas were picked up by the American progressives and liberals of the twentieth century. This redefinition of values has been consuming us now for 100 years – ever since the Creature from Jekyl Island and the tax revenuers took over Washington. The progressives and liberals have even redefined their redefinitions. Fascism, being basically the same as socialism, is now acceptable in the mix.

What is horrifying is that the recent election is tied to this corruption of values? We have elected now for a second time a man who was raised by radical communists in Hawaii. Obama's mind was forged from the likes of Frank Marshall Davis, a powerful and radical communist apparatchick of the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Davis was Obama’s constant companion from the age of 9 to 18 before he went off to Occidental College in Los Angeles. His worldview is thus the Marxian sophistry that socialism is not slavery; it is a "new kind of freedom." In the mind of Obama, individuals like Hank Rearden and Dagny Taggart are not entrepreneurial benefactors to their fellow man; they are evil rich people who exploit their fellow man. These evil rich need to be leveled down. And the way to do it is insidiously via government with ever-expanding redistribution of wealth programs and ever-expanding monetary inflation.

Ayn Rand's powerful insight in Atlas Shrugged that dictatorships take over because the people actually sanction them (she called it the "sanction of the victim") permeates the American electorate today. American citizens want to be enslaved.

Rand also made the following observation: When asked once why she voted Republican if she thought both parties had sold out to collectivism, she replied that both parties are headed toward the abyss, but Democrats wish to charge toward it and Republicans wish to creep toward it. She, no doubt, felt we have more time to educate the people as to what is happening with Republicans in power.

Well, America just ran out of time this past election night. A majority of American voters indicated that they believe government owes them a living. They indicated that they are very comfortable with the Fabian march into socialist-fascism that has been taking place ever since the Creature was instituted in 1913. They indicated that they believe rich people don’t earn their wealth; they steal it from the kindly masses by siphoning off the surplus productivity of their labor and reducing them to grinding poverty. (This is the fallacious “labor theory of value” that Marx perpetuated.)

Unfortunately this fallacious reasoning is why so many Americans have become so slothful and are choosing to vote for a living instead of working for a living. It is the reason why so many productive men and women in America are poisoned with guilt and now tolerate the egregious, confiscatory taxes that are destroying the dynamism of our economy and the sanity of our lives. Justice and prosperity cannot be built by catering to slothful masses with theoretical fallacies.

The slothful masses now control America through an Orwellian czar in Washington whose mentor was a rabid communist apparatchik in the 1970s, and whose close advisors (Bill Ayres, Jeremiah Wright, Valerie Jarrett, etc.) have always been radical leftist haters of America. This Orwellian czar is now a lame duck President and doesn't have to run again. All that blocks him from ravaging our rights and freedoms is a supine Senate and a timid array of House Republicans. Will these political sycophants be able to stand up to him and the new hordes of entitlement seekers that bolster him with their eager votes. Not likely. They will instead begin the transition to reach out to the new entitlement seekers also. Thus Obama can now push full-blown for Marx's redefinition of slavery into a "new kind of freedom." We will now charge toward the abyss at a speed never before employed. Obama and the Creature will now gobble up the last of our freedoms; America will become a giant replica of Greece.

Nelson Hultberg is a freelance writer in Dallas, Texas and the Director of Americans for a Free Republic ( His articles have appeared in such publications as the Dallas Morning News, The American Conservative, Insight, The Freeman and Liberty, as well as on numerous Internet sites such as The Daily Bell, Financial Sense and Safe Haven. He is also the author of a soon to be released book on political philosophy, The Golden Mean: Libertarian Politics, Conservative Values. Email him at: