"We must learn to defend all our personal resources with reason, clarity and the kind of effective persuasion that wins friends, rather than alienating them. For this, no group is more helpful than the Advocates, which teaches independent thinking coupled with empathy and tolerance for others."
â€” Tonie Nathan, first Libertarian Party candidate for vice-president (1972), and first woman in American
history to receive an Electoral College vote.
See President's Column this issue for a tribute to her.
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In This Issue
* Remembering Tonie Nathan, 1923-2014: Libertarian Pioneer and Advocates Friend
* Rand Paul: Who is Running the Government?
* "House of Cards" Is Alive and Real in Maryland
* VIDEO: "Isn't it Ironic": Remy Rips Feinstein on Spying
* Mises Institute: Free Downloadable Libertarian Library
THEY SAID IT: Letterman and Fallon laugh at Obama's snooping and wiretapping.... The Economist magazine blasts War on Drugs' "perverse incentives".... Medical marijuana is relieving horrible pain and suffering and letting patients get off dangerous prescription drugs.... New Jersey gun-grabber classifies ordinary gun owners as "terrorists or gangsters".... Libertarian Party conventions take zero tax dollars â€” unlike Republicrat conventions, which spend millions of taxpayers dollars.... Letterman on American tax slavery....
PERSUASION POWER POINT #367 by Michael Cloud
* Three Kinds of Government Waste
ASK DR. RUWART by Mary Ruwart
* Would religious references be removed from money, courts and schools in a libertarian society?
ONE-MINUTE LIBERTY TIP by Sharon Harris
* Before You Click "Share"
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by Sharon Harris
Remembering Tonie Nathan, 1923-2014: Libertarian Pioneer and Advocates Friend
In 1972 I walked into a Georgia voting booth to proudly cast my vote for the presidential ticket of my choice.
My candidates weren't on the ballot, though. I had to write their names in by hand:
John Hospers, Libertarian Party, President
Tonie Nathan, Libertarian Party, Vice President
Did I feel good about that vote? You bet! And I still do. It was the start of a revolution in American politics still going on today.
Alas, both of those two political pioneers are no longer with us.
John Hospers passed away on June 12, 2011.
And on March 20, 2014 Tonie Nathan died at the age of 91.
She was a charter member of the national Libertarian Party, which was founded in 1971. At their first presidential nominating convention in 1972, the LP nominated her as Hospersâ€™ running mate.
Tonie achieved a unique and permanent place in American history during that 1972 race: she became the first woman in U.S. history to receive an electoral vote in the Electoral College â€“ many years before the far more highly publicized 1984 campaign of Democrat Geraldine Ferraro.
How did that remarkable event come about?
The brand-new Libertarian Party was only on the ballot in two states, Colorado and Washington State, though Hospers and Nathan actively campaigned in major cities and on college campuses, taking the libertarian message to large audiences.
Enter Roger MacBride, a Republican elector in Virginia who had libertarian views. MacBride was so fed up with the statist GOP Nixon and Agnew ticket that he decided to support Hospers and Nathan instead â€“ thus giving Nathan that historic electoral vote.
MacBride later joined the Libertarian Party and became the party's 1976 Libertarian presidential candidate.
Tonie remained active with the Libertarian Party, running as a Libertarian for federal and state offices from the 1970s right through the 1990s. She also served as a vice chair of the Libertarian Party.
She was active in other organizations as well. She was a founding member and former president of the Association of Libertarian Feminists. In 1977, Congresswoman Bella Abzug appointed her as a delegate-at-large to the National Conference of Women.
She was a good friend of the Advocates from the early days of our founding, as the quote at the top of this issue of the Liberator Online indicates. She understood and appreciated the importance of the Advocatesâ€™ mission of helping libertarians become successful and effective communicators of the ideas of liberty.
She was a speaker at the 2012 Libertarian National Convention, where a large crowd honored her for her many contributions to the Libertarian Party and the liberty movement. Many young people came up to her to thank her and to ask her advice. Friends of hers tell me that experience tickled her pink!
At that convention she was among the very first people inducted into the LPâ€™s new â€œHall of Libertyâ€ program honoring â€œlifetime or significant achievement that has made a lasting effect on the Libertarian Party and/or libertarian movement.â€
Also at that convention she presented Gary Johnson as the 2012 Libertarian Party presidential nominee.
As I've written
before, itâ€™s vital for our movement to remember, respect and honor our libertarian heroes, our founding fathers, those who came before us. I think the LPâ€™s Hall of Liberty is a fantastic idea, and I urge other organizations to consider similar programs.
Forty-two years later I am still proud of my 1972 vote. I had the great honor and pleasure of meeting and talking with Tonie numerous times over the years. Hers was a life well lived, and she leaves a rich legacy well worth celebrating.
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Rand Paul: Who is Running the Government?
Even U.S. senators are scared of the run-amok NSA, said Rand Paul on March 19 at the University of California at Berkeley.
Paul, currently running at the front of the pack of GOP presidential hopefuls, won applause and standing ovations for his fiery anti-surveillance-state speech, entitled "The NSA vs. Your Privacy."
"I am here to tell youâ€¦that your rights, especially your rights to privacy, [are] under assault. I'm here to tell you that if you own a cell phone, you're under surveillance. I'm here to tell you that the NSA believes that equal protection means Americans should be spied upon equally â€” including Congress. Instead of equal protection, to them, it's equal disdain. They don't care if you're white or black or brown. They care only that everyone must submit to the state. â€¦
"They're spying on Congress, they're collecting our data as well. Digest exactly what that means: if Congress is spied upon without their permission, who exactly is in charge of your government?
"I don't know about you, but that worries me. If the CIA is spying on Congress, who exactly can or will stop them?
"I look into the eyes of senators and I think I see real fear. Maybe it's just my imagination, but I think I perceive fear of an intelligence community that's drunk with power, unrepentant, and uninclined to relinquish power. ...
"If you have a cell phone you are under surveillance. I believe what you do on your cell phone is none of their damn business. ...
"The Fourth Amendment is very clear. Warrants must be issued by a judge. Warrants must be specific to the individual; must have your name on it if they want your records; and a single warrant for millions of Americans' phone records hardly sounds specific to the individual. Warrants are supposed to be based on evidence or probable cause. â€¦Generalized warrants that don't name an individual and seek to get millions of records [go] against the very fabric of the Fourth Amendment. ....
"The FISA court is a court where the defendant gets no attorney; the debate is shrouded in secrecy. In the FISA court, the NSA can say whatever they want and they are not cross-examined.
"A secret court is not a real court. We must take a stand and demand an end to the secret courts. ...
"The question before us is: Will we live as men and woman, will we cower, and will we give up on our liberty?"
Paul further said he intends to call for a bi-partisan independent select committee, styled after the 1975 Church Committee that investigated intelligence agencies' abuses of power, to investigate the explosion of recent surveillance state abuses.
There's much more in the 20-minute speech, which can be seen here, along with a 20-minute follow-up discussion.
"House of Cards" Is Alive and Real in Maryland
And you thought Netflix's "House of Cards" was just fiction. Reports the Washington Post:
"A few weeks before Season 2 of 'House of Cards' debuted online, the show's production company sent Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley a letter with this warning: Give us millions more dollars in tax credits, or we will 'break down our stage, sets and offices and set up in another state.'
"A similar letter went to the speaker of the House of Delegates, Michael E. Busch (D-Anne Arundel), whose wife, Cynthia, briefly appeared in an episode of the Netflix series about an unscrupulous politician â€” played by Kevin Spacey â€” who manipulates, threatens and kills to achieve revenge and power."
Wow! You've got to wonder if Frank Underwood himself co-signed those letters.
But then the non-fiction bad guys struck back â€” with an Underwood-style threat to seize the company's property if they stopped filming.
No kidding. The Maryland House of Delegates quickly drew up and passed legislation requiring the state to use eminent domain to buy or condemn property owned by a film company that has claimed more than $10 million in state tax credits â€” if said company stops filming. (Wonder if they had anyone specific in mind?)
Cato's David Boaz sums it up just right: "It's hard to imagine a better example of rent-seeking, crony capitalism, and conspiracy between the rich, the famous, and the powerful against the unorganized taxpayers. A perfect House of Cards story."
Unfortunately, zillion-dollar tax money handouts to wealthy film companies are common practice in most states. All in the interest of creating jobs and stimulating the economy, of course.
In case anyone wants to know, the Tax Foundation reports that film tax incentives "are a net loss to states, and there are plenty of studies demonstrating this" and "every independent study has found that film tax credits lose revenue."
Not that politicians care. Hey, it's not their money.
VIDEO: "Isn't it Ironic": Remy Rips Feinstein on Spying
Okay, admit it: you had to laugh when Senator Diane Feinstein â€” long one of the Senate's biggest defenders of NSA spying â€” was suddenly filled with outrage when she found out that SHE, too, was being spied on. Hey! That's going too far!
The irony is just too perfect. And who better to point this out than the great liberty-minded comedian Remy?
In this 2-minute video from our friends at Reason TV, Remy updates the Alanis Morissette hit "Isn't it Ironic" â€¦with Feinstein in mind.
You can read the lyrics here. Laugh along with lines like:
Senator, this may surprise you
and the irony bites
but Congresspeople ain't the only ones
with 4th Amendment rights
â€¦oh, and we really like the quick dig at the Great Interner, FDR, too.
Share it with friends!
Credits: Written and performed by Remy. Video and animation by Meredith Bragg. Music performed, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ben Karlstrom.
Mises Institute: Free Downloadable Libertarian Library
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The newcomer to the writings of liberty can pick and choose from essential classics like these:
* For A New Liberty, Murray Rothbard's acclaimed 1973 libertarian primer.
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We've barely skimmed the surface. We could go on and on, listing titles and making recommendations. But by now you should be eager to start looking yourself.
It's impossible to overstate the importance of this. Years ago, in the pre-web days, anyone seeking to learn about liberty quickly discovered that some of the greatest and most essential books and periodicals were unavailable except from rare book dealers or at large libraries. Some of the treasures the Mises Institute is offering for free were hard to come by even from those sources.
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THEY SAID IT...
FACES TO VOICES: "President Obama now is meeting with the G-7 leadersâ€¦ it must be fun for him to put faces to the voices he hears on the wiretaps." â€” David Letterman, March 24, 2014.
PERVERSE INCENTIVES: "The War on Drugs creates perverse incentives. When the police find assets that they suspect are the proceeds of crime, they can seize them. Under civil asset-forfeiture rules, they do not have to prove that a crime was committed â€” they can grab first and let the owners sue to get their stuff back. The police can meanwhile use the money to beef up their own budgets, buying faster patrol cars or computers. All this gives them a powerful incentive to focus on drug crimes, which generate lots of cash, rather than, say, rape, which does not. This is outrageous. Citizens should not forfeit their property unless convicted of a crime; and the proceeds should fund the state as a whole, not the arm that does the grabbing." â€” editorial, The Economist magazine, "Armed and dangerous," March 22, 2014.
WHY DOES THE GOV'T HURT SICK PEOPLE: "It states in the Bible not to abuse a drug, it doesn't say you can't use it. If you ask me, cannabis is a gift from God." â€” preacher's daughter Aimee Curry, who found marijuana was the only medicine that relieved agonizing muscle spasms from a near-fatal car accident. She told her story on CNN's "Weed 2: Cannabis Madness: Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports," Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
LEGAL POT GETTING PEOPLE OFF DANGEROUS PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: "Patients often come into my office and drop down a brown bag full of pill bottles on my desk and say, 'I'm off Oxycodone; I'm off muscle relaxants. I'm off Ambien; I'm off Trazodone,' because medical cannabis does the job better. Time after time these patients tell me that medical cannabis works better than the pills, and with fewer side effects. Cannabis has such a good safety profile and is much less addictive than opiates. In my mind, cannabis is a good potential replacement for opiates." â€” Dr. Mark Rabe, a Northwestern University School of Medicine-trained physician who treats Aimee Curry, quoted above. Rabe noted that deaths from prescription drugs are on the rise, while death from marijuana overdose is virtually impossible.
NEW JERSEY GUN-GRABBER WANTS TO CLASSIFY ORDINARY GUN OWNERS AS "TERRORISTS OR GANGSTERS": "Our top priority is a 10-round limit on magazine size. Nobody needs a 15-round ammunition magazine unless they are a domestic terrorist or a gangster." â€” New Jersey gun control activist Bryan Miller on proposed state legislation to outlaw possession of such guns in the state, including 43 commonly-owned rifles. The Post says the bill "has no grandfather clause and no amnesty period. So as soon as this legislation becomes law, everyone in possession of these rifles is automatically a felon and the guns are subject to seizure by the government. â€¦The penalty is up to 10 years in jail and a mandatory minimum sentence of three to five years, with no chance of parole." The legislation is expected to pass the state House and Senate and land on Gov. Chris Christie's desk.
LIBERTARIAN PARTY'S NO-TAX CONVENTION: "Democrats and Republicans each got about $18 million of government money for their national conventions in 2012. We Libertarians pay for our own conventions." â€” Wes Benedict, executive director of the Libertarian National Committee, quoted in the Washington Times, "Libertarians Strut Their Stuff," March 19, 2014. Learn more about the upcoming LP convention â€” to be held in Columbus, Ohio, June 28-29 â€” here.
LETTERMAN ON TAX SLAVES: "The average American citizen â€” you hear the statistic all the time â€” works six months out of the year for the government. That's how difficult the taxes are in this country. We work six months out of the year. Government employees don't even do that." â€” David Letterman, March 14, 2014.
NOT RIGHT AWAY: "Yesterday Edward Snowden urged technology companies to improve their encryption techniques in order to prevent hacking. Then he said, 'But not right away. I'm still using Obama's Netflix password to watch 'House of Cards.'" â€” Jimmy Fallon, March 11, 2014.
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"They Said It..." is compiled by Liberator Online editor James W. Harris.
Persuasion Power Point #366
by Michael Cloud
Three Kinds of Government Waste
1. Paying champagne prices for beer quality.
2. Buying champagne when all you need is beer.
3. Buying champagne or beer when you don't need either.
Waste: the government doesn't need it. Taxpayers can't afford it.
Ask Dr. Ruwart
Dr. Mary Ruwart is a leading expert in libertarian communication. In this column she offers short answers to real questions about libertarianism. To submit questions to Dr. Ruwart, see end of column.
Would religious references be removed from money, courts and schools in a libertarian society?
QUESTION: I want to see the removal of all references to a god from money, courts, and schools, as I believe these are a violation of the separation of church and state. What is the libertarian stance on this?
MY SHORT ANSWER: In a libertarian society, all schools would be private. You could send your children to a school that catered to your tastes (i.e., no references to a deity or religion) and religious people could send their children to a school devoted to Him (or Her as the case might be).
Competition in currency, which would be most likely in a libertarian society, would probably result in some private currencies without a religious reference and others with one.
Some libertarians believe that courts should compete as well; others want a monopolistic system like we have today. Since a libertarian society's code would be 'honoring our neighbor's choice,' it's likely that courts would offer both Bible-based oaths and secular ones.
It's a matter of choice. You choose what you want; others choose what they want. The market gives multiple choice; the government usually gives a one-size-fits-all monopoly.
If someone wants to use government to outlaw religious references, he can only do so by giving the government power to impose religious references. Rather than advocating such a win-lose situation, libertarians promote the win-win options that occur when we honor our neighbor's choice, rather than imposing our own.
(For a more detailed explanation of what the phrase "honoring our neighbor's choice" entails, see my book, Healing Our World, available from the Advocates. The earlier 1992 edition can be read online free at my website.)
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One-Minute Liberty Tip
by Sharon Harris
Before You Click "Share"
Oops! Was my face red!
Last week I saw a fascinating article on Facebook. It was entitled "Amazing things you didn't know your cell phone could do."
Wow! I had no idea cell phones could do all that. I immediately shared it with my Facebook friends.
Bad move. I was quickly informed that the article was almost totally bogus. (I'm sorry to inform you that you can't use your cell phone to unlock your car â€” unless, as a friend pointed out, you throw it through the window.)
Normally I check such things out before forwarding them. But this time my enthusiasm got the best of me â€” such amazing and useful information! â€” and I made the classic Internet mistake of forwarding info I hadn't checked out. Ouch!
In this particular case, the consequences weren't dire. I wasted a bit of my friends' time and made myself look silly.
But sharing false political information can have much more serious consequences. Especially for libertarians.
When we send something around that turns out to be false, people may wonder: "Are libertarians just stupid â€” or are they trying to deceive me?"
They may think, "This libertarian has sent me something I know isn't true. So I can't trust anything he or other libertarians say."
Those aren't reactions we want from our social media outreach.
This is a serious problem. The web is clogged with fascinating facts, mesmerizing memes, compelling quotes and startling stories â€” that are not true.
So before you hit that "Share" button on Facebook or the "Forward" button in your email, take a moment confirm the validity of the material.
Note, this doesn't mean you have to verify everything you share. Jokes, fables, cartoons, cat videosâ€¦ fire away.
But before sending a quote or a fact, take a moment and fact-check it.
It's easy. Type it wholly or in part into Google. See if it can be verified at a reliable source. Something like "funnytruequotes.com" (I just made that up) isn't sufficient. A legitimate online thesaurus, book, scholarly site, or reputable newspaper or magazine source is needed.
You can also use Google Books to instantly search millions of books to see if the quote or fact shows up in a reputable book.
Does this sound like too much trouble? Do you just "know" your quote is accurate, because it just "sounds right"? I invite you to try it on a few anyway. You will be shocked how many false quotes are attributed to the Founders, to Ron Paul, to various presidents, and the like.
The more amazing the fact or quote, the more it confirms your prejudicesâ€¦ the more likely it needs to be vetted. "Eighty percent of U.S. tax dollars goes to foreign aid" might sound plausible to some people, but check it out and you might be surprised. If you can't verify it at a legitimate source (newspaper, magazine, think tank, book, etc.) don't send it out.
If a story sounds too good to be true, that's a warning sign. Check out snopes.com or a similar site to see if it's one of the thousands of phony tales mugging truth-seekers on the web. (I know, Snopes.com has its own biases, but it's a great place to start.)
Once you've pushed the "Share" button, it's hard to take it back. Some people will never see your retraction, and many of your friends will have already forwarded it to dozens or hundreds of others. In one irreversible moment, you've helped contribute to the ignorance of the human race. Not good.
As ambassadors for libertarian ideas, we need to make sure we always display integrity. As seekers of the truth, we must always be truthful in the information we share with others in making our case for liberty.
As Liberator Online columnist Michael Cloud is fond of saying, "The facts are friendly to freedom."
We've got the truth on our side. Falsehoods and bad information only hurts our cause.
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Sharon Harris is president of the Advocates for Self-Government.
What's Happening with the Advocates
ADVOCATES LIBERTARIAN COMMUNICATION EVENTS
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