THE DOUBLE ISSUE
The Editor’s Notes
by Ken Holder
Attribute to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
Since it seems that We The People are divided 50/50 about Liberty/Servitude one solution is to seperate:
What Will It Take for Americans to Consider Breaking Up?
by Jeff Deist
It’s one thing for mass democracy to produce bad results, in the form of elected politicians or enacted policies. It’s another when the democratic process itself breaks down because nobody trusts the vote or the people who count it. But that’s precisely where we are.
As things stand at this writing, last night’s presidential election remains undecided and looking ugly. At least six states are still uncalled, and both the Trump and Biden camps have their legal teams claiming victory. We may be in for days, weeks, or even months of legal skirmishes, all of which can only add to our intense political (or more accurately cultural) breakdown.
Today, perhaps 140 million American voters are in purgatory, fearfully wondering what will happen to them if the other guy wins. This is nothing short of a national psychosis, absurd yet deadly real. And it gets worse every four years, despite the narrowing of any “policy” differences between the two parties over recent decades. If anything, presidential votes are overwhelmingly about tribal affiliations with our kind of person, not substantive ideology.
Here's a picture of Democrats sheltering in place under the big-tent of Unity and … something else, I can't remember what now:
And in other news: I ain't dead yet, although I shore did feel like I was about to be for a while there.
And whatever you do, Stay Deplorable, my friends!
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