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Number 1,109, April 18, 2021

It’s just that the world sucks and I had to say something.

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You’ll forgive me if I’ve been avoiding political commentary and have been off, instead, concentrating on writing my novels. I am, after all, a novelist. It was all I ever really set out to be. It’s just that the world sucks and I had to say something.

There are some things I feel a need to write about, though, and they’re on a growing list. China Joe Biden, PINO and Retard-in-Chief, is not legally the president of anything and therefore has no authority to do anything but sit and decompose as Kamala Harris books an appointment for him at the local crematorium.

Even if none of that were true, no authority exists, anywhere, to set aside Constitutional Amendments you don’t like—that’s what Constitutional Amendments are for. If they weren’t meant to be absolute—and inconvenient as hell to our would-be slave-owners—then why the flaming fuck did the Founding Fathers bother to write them?

I remember a Justice of the United States Supreme Court declaring once that an unconstitutional law is null and void from its very inception. It need not be obeyed, and it is illegal to try to enforce it. I do not recall who the particular Justice was. The Supreme Court have been such dismally poor stewards of the Bill of Rights (they had one job)—and they are no better now, after all of Donald Trump’s valiant efforts—that I have largely ignored them. I shall continue steadfastly to ignore them until we find out who’s bribing or blackmailing them.

I have also wanted to remind rank-and-file Democrats (I know a few) of the way they jawboned everybody in the world to divest themselves of ventures in South Africa, to point out the ways (the list will be very, very long) that the Democrat Party has become a criminal and treasonous organization, and—the jawbone’s in the other fist, now—that no decent human being can possibly call himself, or herself, a Democrat any longer. It’s not unlike admitting you’re a Nazi.

I’d like to take an hour or three explaining how the once-noble Libertarian Party, which I loved, and invested a lot of time, money, and energy in, is now a party of the morons, by the morons, and for the morons, so help me Alfred E. Neuman (look him up). It is irretrievably dead. All of that painful effort, and Donald J. Trump, not a libertarian by any means, took us closer to the free society libertarians always claimed they envisioned, than any other political figure since Thomas Jefferson. My recognition of this simple fact of reality was recently defined by some simpering idiot on Facebook as going “off the deep end”.

Last, and certainly least, I’d like to point out to everybody who doesn’t happen to live in the Rocky Mountain state that the Republicans of Colorado are—and have been for more than sixty years—uniformly stupid, cowardly, and weak, accounting for the communist governor we’re now stuck with—whom they incompetently failed to recall—and his three-for-a-penny communist legislature.

The fabled Coors family’s pale, watery beer is an embarrassingly accurate measure of the strength of their political convictions. Even the best mind in the Colorado GOP supported that limp appendage Mitt Romney for President, and wanted Donald Trump to “tone it down”, something I’m sure you’ll be surprised to learn that I’ve been hearing all my life, myself.

HOWEVER, the project nearest to my mind and heart, is a list of things all freedom-loving individuals need to put before everything else, to become fanatical about, if we’re ever to get our country back for ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren.

First and foremost, correcting the Founders’ most grievous omission (somehow, I smelt a rat), a stringent penalty clause must be added to the Bill of rights—let’s call it Amendment Zero—by simply transferring Title 18 of the US Code, Sections 241 and 242, to provide Draconian punishment for politicians, bureaucrats, and policemen who violate the rights of Americans. Imprisonment will be specified, one count for each citizen deprived of his or her rights, but no fines—so that Bill Gates or George Soros can’t buy their way out—and there should be similar penalties, including summary expulsion, for violating the oath of office.

Second, no lawyer may be allowed to occupy legislative office. After all, it’s the ultimate conflict of interests.

Third, in elections, no political contributions in money or in kind may be made or accepted from outside a candidate’s constituency. For example, candidates for Congress can only take contributions from within their own district. Candidates for Governor or the Senate, only from their own state. Presidential candidtes accepting money from any foreign source will go to prison. This is the only way that anything resembling democratic elections can be restored.

Fourth, corporations—which are not legal persons, no matter what any court claims—may not make political contributions, and must be obligated to uphold and defend the Bill of Rights against all enemies foreign and domestic. Those businessmen who wish to avoid this responsibility have the choice not to incorporate. Or go to Canada, where the light of individual liberty never shines.

Fifth, the harshest possible term limits must be imposed. One term and you can’t run for any other office afterward. I used to have reservations about this, but they can’t all be Ron Paul. In fact, none of them can be Ron Paul. Government service was never intended to be a career and the fact that evil, despicable people (you know who they are) openly grow obscenely rich in public office is at least half of what’s wrong with this country. Read the Roman fable of Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, to see what degree of patriotic leadership, service to the greater good, civic virtue, humility, and modesty every politician ought to be compelled to exhibit.

For further insight on how politicians need to be treated, read my essay, “Tea In A Whole New Bag”.

If you really want to do something, if you really want to help get us out of the mess we find ourselves in right now, send this essay to a dozen people, to fifty people, to a hundred people, not just those who agree with us, but especially those—politicians and their holsters in the media—who do not. They need to know what’s coming for them so they can run away and hide.

Where We Go 1, We Go All.



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