… you hear a horn and suddenly wake up. Headlights are coming right for you. You slam on your brakes, jerk the wheel back into your lane, travel off the road into a ditch and come to rest when you slam into a tree.
You wake up some time later. Groggy, you take inventory: no blood, no broken bones. You are alive.
Even with this realization, you aren’t exactly in the mood for confetti and champagne.
… and if Mitt wins, you shouldn’t be either. For the same reasons.
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We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, … do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independen…
Thanks to Westword for linking here in their post on my campaign for RTD Board of Directors in District E.
While you are here, be sure to check out my official campaign site, Dave4RTD, and the official Dave4RTD Facebook page.
You can also follow me on Twitter @BlueCarp and on Facebook.
In short, I believe one of our major political issues today is a corrupt corporatist two-party duopoly that is only concerned with maintaining power & enriching their cronies via government power & your tax money.
Help me fight crony-capitalism & for your needs as a tax paying citizen. Everyone (not just 47%) in the Regional Transportation District pays sales tax to RTD. You should benefit, not developers & other corporatists.
Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 303-588-2731
And remember, Dave Williams is last on your ballot, but first in your heart!
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From: Beyonce Knowles
Subject: I don’t usually email you
I usually don’t email you — but I have an amazing invitation I have to share.
Jay and I will be meeting up with President Obama for an evening in NYC sometime soon. And we want you to be there!
I’ve had the honor of meeting President Obama and the First Lady a few times — and believe me — it’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss.
Don’t worry about the airfare and hotel, it’s taken care of. And you can bring a guest.
But the countdown is on — this opportunity ends at midnight:
Can’t wait to meet you!
I wonder if Jay will be Big Pimpin’?
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I will find out how much Elitch Gardens contributed for that bridge. Did Kroenke Enterprises (owner of Pepsi Center, the Nuggets and Avalanche) chip in?
I bet not. They should have.
Vote Dave Williams, RTD Board of Directors, District E.
Last on your ballot, first in your heart!
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How does he even have an infinitesimal chance? If Gary Johnson were allowed in the debates, he would have a chance at winning a state, perhaps New Mexico, perhaps Wyoming, perhaps New Hampshire. If he won even a few electoral votes, the election could go to the House. This happened with Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson. At that point, all bets are off. Johnson could be a compromise solution.
But that isn’t even the point. If he were to get exposure in the debates, actual constitutionally limited government views would be heard. They currently are not. If people heard these ideas, they would gain momentum. With momentum, things have a chance of changing.
Those in control, however, love the status quo. They love getting government protection.They love buying influence in. DC. There is no way they, the corporatists, will allow Johnson in the debates. He is a threat, even if tiny. They can not have that. Corporatists, by the way, have no party. Both the Ds and Rs do their bidding. For example, why does Goldman Sachs donate to both Obama and Mitt? Because, like Rick Hendrick when it comes to Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, they don’t care who wins. Either way, they get paid.
Plurality voting is one of the ways the corporatists maintain power. Plurality voting makes no sense on any objective level. Please read Gaming the Vote by William Poundstone for more on this. http://www.amazon.com/Gaming-Vote-Elections-Arent-About/dp/0809048930
“Spoiling” the vote for one of the major parties (most recently, Nader “spoiled” Florida for Gore – this is not a partisan subject) demonstrates vividly the ignorance of plurality voting. By demonstrating its ignorance, perhaps it can change.
Hoping that the current system will result in any different outcome, after 150 years, is … well…. uh… belied by history. (Quick aside: I could have said something like “fucking stupid” instead of “belied by history,” but I do my best not to be a douche. I know, I know, I often fail. But at least I’m aware of the problem).
I’m not voting for Johnson because he can win. I’m voting against giving my consent to corrupt corporatism. Kinda like Ayn Rand wrote about the “sanction of the victim.’ Voting for Romney is sanctioning your own theft. Maybe to a lesser degree, but so what? Think about this: Do you think Dagny Taggart would vote for Mitt?
If she voted at all, she wouldn’t. Same for Hank Rearden, John Galt, Francisco D’Anconia, etc. They would never sanction their own victimhood. Not at the end of the book, anyway.
Principal, my friend, matters. Beating the other guy is not a principal. Freedom is a principal. Our founding fathers were willing to kill and die for it. I”m just trying to change a demonstrably failed process by not supporting it. One day, I hope you will, too.
Read Etienne de la Boettie’s Discourse on Voluntary Servitude. http://mises.org/document/1218/
Read Lysander Spooner’s No Treason http://jim.com/treason.htm
I do not agree with all of either one, but they both challenge our thinking. And that is a good thing.
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Last night Mitt Romney said, “In America, we celebrate success, we don’t apologize for success.”
I’m down with that. It is absolutely true.
However, the problem arises when “success” is achieved via corporate welfare, corporatist protectionism and …
Eminent domain abuse by RTD is one of my major concerns as a candidate for Board of Directors in District E.
RTD has used the process to condemn land not just for rail expansion, but for developers to build near light rail stops.
While legal, it is…
What does it mean to be in the “liberty movement?” Well, I guess, it means you want to move society toward liberty. So what is liberty?
I suggest there is no better authority than Thomas Jefferson. He said that “no man has a natural right to commit …
Cynthia Tucker perfectly demonstrates why “progressives” base their entire philosophy on an incorrect premise.
They equate “charity” with “government.”
In her article “Ayn Rand is curious choice for conservative veneration,” she writes