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Re: From the Rust Belt to the Asteroid Belt: The Case Against Property Taxes by Jeff Fullerton
Franklin was more or less shrugging taxes off as an inevitable consequence of civic life. He and others like him left the door open to future resurgence of statism and tyranny also by condoning the idea that the community has a claim on private property in time of trouble.
That is Pitt The Younger’s classic Plea of Necessity. I tied the coming revolution in automation that will displace many people and turn the very rationale of robbing property owners for the sake of training a future workforce on its head. I’m going to come back to articulate that better and deconstruct the notion that our primary function is to serve as a resource for the government or the system to use and discard or to warehouse and contain visa via the welfare state.
Securing the right to real property by the elimination of property taxes and other means by which governments can leverage away private property is one way that libertarians can broaden their appeal and distinguish themselves from the other political parties.
Even the democrats who claim to be the party of the common people fail on this issue. Would be nice if those looking to become movers and shakers of the Libertarian Party might read this journal and start putting this and other real libertarian ideas into the partisan platform.
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On 2/1/2018 4:13 PM, email@example.com wrote:
> Maxine Waters suggests that before putting Trump on TV, a warning
> should be given out about it being unsuitable for children.
> I have a better idea.
> Some minutes before putting on Maxine waters, advise the viewers
> to smoke some pot to deal the nausea that is likely to result.
L. Neil Smith
With the coming of the special election to replace Republican congress critter Tim Murphy who has to quit in disgrace over a scandal of an extramarital affair involving allegations that he encouraged his mistress to have an abortion ; the people of the 18th Congressional District and all of southwestern Pennsylvania are being treated to some of the funniest political ads involving sheep that even put the Serta Counting Sheep commercials to shame! [Link]
The first one is really telling—not only in playing on the name of the democratic candidate Connor Lamb but on the nature of the progressivist cause that Pelosi represents as a party of elites who essentially want to reduce humanity to the level of sheep and play the role of shepherd leading us as a mindless herd to be sheared and slaughtered.
Then I discovered another one that is so bad in the way of being cheesy that it is really good. You will laugh your ass off and long remember this parody of an old classic nursery rhyme!: [Link]
Mars Pirate Radio Podcast with J, Neil Schulman Part 4—Post Interview with J. Neil Schulman
TONIGHT, Episode 140 of Mars Pirate Radio will feature my post-interview conversation with science fiction author, screenwriter, and film producer, J. Neil Schulman. In 1973, as a 20 year old reporter for the New York Daily News, he interviewed famed science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein, author of Stranger in a Strange Land, and many other works, recording it with a tape recorder by telephone. At the time, Heilein was considered The Dean of Science Fiction by his contemporaries. During Episodes 137, 138, and 139, we discussed his interview with excerpts, at length, in a wide-ranging conversation about the many subjects that emerged from the Heinlein interview. What follows is our brief ten minute exchange after the formal interview.
Music was composed by Bernard Herrmann for Fahrenheit 451, Copyright 1966 by Univeersal Pictures
J. Neil Schulman
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