In the same category

The Only Choice on November 6th

IMG Auteur
Published : August 16th, 2012
299 words - Reading time : 0 - 1 minutes
( 43 votes, 3.9/5 ) , 12 commentaries
Print article
  Article Comments Comment this article Rating All Articles  
0
Send
12
comment
Our Newsletter...
FOLLOW : Fascism Freedom
Category : Editorials

 

 

 

 

The critical problem we face today is the same one all mankind has faced: the State, those monopolists who claim the right to break the laws that they make and enforce. How to restrain them is the critical problem of all sound political thinking. Making matters worse, this gang now has a monopoly on the money and the ability to print it, and they are abusing that power at our expense.


How does voting change the situation? Neither of the candidates for president wants to do anything about the problem. On the contrary, they want to make it worse. This is for a reason. The State owns the “democratic process” as surely as it owns the Departments of Labor and Defense and uses it in ways that benefit the State and no one else.


On the other hand, we do have the freedom not to vote. No one has yet drafted us into the voting booth. I suggest that we exercise this right not to participate. It is one of the few rights we have left. Nonparticipation sends a message that we no longer believe in the racket they have cooked up for us, and we want no part of it.


You might say that this is ineffective. But what effect does voting have? It gives them what they need most: a mandate. Nonparticipation helps deny that to them. It makes them, just on the margin, a bit more fearful that they are ruling us without our consent. This is all to the good. The government should fear the people. Not voting is a good beginning toward instilling that fear.


This year especially there is no lesser of two evils. There is socialism or fascism. The true American spirit should guide every voter to have no part of either.

 

 

<< Previous article
Rate : Average note :3.9 (43 votes)
>> Next article
Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. is founder and president of the Ludwig von Mises Institute in Auburn, Alabama, editor of LewRockwell.com, and author of Speaking of Liberty.
WebsiteSubscribe to his services
Comments closed
  All Favorites Best Rated  
The current system will not be changed at the voting booth. Too many dependants on the Fed for food and heat.

The Southern states did have the right to leave. Killing and maiming millions of Americans was the wrong thing. Rmemeber what you learned in Sunday School "It's WRONG to kill people".
Slavery was ending everywhere else in the world and would have ended here, too. The civil war may have outlawed slavery but it did nothing TO outlaw the ignorant bigots that followed and ruled the South for the next hundred years. States Rights ARE important as is a VERY LIMITED Federal Government.

Wars never seem to be about the touted ethical reasons - they are about money and control. Read between the lines of the history books. Just look at the horrible Vietnam war. World Wars I and II.

Someone once said - "when something doesn't make sense to you, the best way of discovery is to follow the money".

Unprosecuted MF Global and GS type crimes, LIBOR fixing, Precious metals price fixing, COMEX control, SEC non investigation tactics, etc. Politicians getting book deals (who actually buys their books??), unlimited corporate campaign contributions, etc. A totally controlled main stream media. This system will not be changed at the voting booth. I go to the voting booth to vote on the local/state issues - the Federal is out of the control of the electorate and in contol of the Facists. I write in someone's name I think would make a good President because it makes me feel better. I still feel my votes count on the local issues. I think this is why the founding fathers wanted a very limited Federal Government with strong State's Rights .....or at lesast pretended to.
Live in peace and don't KILL others - especially for money.
Rate :   5  0Rating :   5
EmailPermalink
Voting is compulsory in Australia, in Council, State and Federal elections.
You can put in a 'Donkey' vote by simply getting your name marked off the electoral role and then casting an empty ballot paper.
A little bit of inconvenience, but most people here would think that the right to vote is worthwhile..

The real problem though is that, for the most part, the only people you can vote for are Donkeys anyway.

Rate :   4  1Rating :   3
EmailPermalink
The problem with voting is that as you have been well educated and, as a gentleman, you have been taught to loose gallantly.

But when the game is rigged, there is no way to win. And if there is no way to win, to loose gallantly becomes and absurdity.

This is, to me, the rationale for not voting. Do not participate in a game in which you can only lose.

Thus do not feel compelled to accept the outcome, i.e. the stupid laws and increasing regulations.

Obey the law, but understand you are a subject, not a citizen.

"There is worse than slavery. It is to have slaves and to call them citizens". Alphonse de Lamartine
Rate :   4  1Rating :   3
EmailPermalink
In Nevada; on our ballot it has : "none of the above" , if all of us vote none of the above? who wins?
You win if they lose
Rate :   2  0Rating :   2
EmailPermalink
Nobody votes including Obama and Romney.
So the incumbent remains by default and Romney did not win.
Rate :   0  1Rating :   -1
EmailPermalink
Rockwell says of the coming election in November: "This year especially there is no lesser of two evils. There is socialism or fascism." Rockwell would have liked a third option - Anarchism, but Ron Paul is not in the race having placed his foot in his mouth so many times that he ought to be acknowledged as the most limber man in America. I refer to Paul's comments blaming America for 9/11, and saying over and over, despite evidence to the contrary, that Iran was no threat.

Anarchism results when States or individuals are recognized as having the freedom to secede from an established social order they either did not personally agree to or were born into. Rockwell and Paul have agrued that the South had the right to leave the Union and nevermind their horrendous slave system - a nearsighted focus on State Rights over Individual Rights.

Rockwell and Paul are correct in attacking the State for supression of individual rights. They are not correct in advocating secession from a limited government social order. Given their own logic, that could only lead to further secession -- citites from states, districts from citites, neighborhoods from districts, and down to the individual level. This leads to group formation for protection and justice, clans, a Hatfied/McCoy society of constant warfare. Do we have evidence of that in the current world? One need look no further than Somalia to see the dismal result.

In point of fact, regarding the upcoming election, the choice is between an Obama Socialism and a Romney return to limited government.

Rate :   14  24Rating :   -10
EmailPermalink
Romney = limited government???? You have got to be kidding me. He's from Taxacheusets. He is a sign of the times for the GOP, Neo-Cons. He's a leftist Republican, at best he's a Fascist. Obamacare was based on Romneycare for crying out loud.
Rate :   4  3Rating :   1
EmailPermalink
This is a cop out. An excuse for inaction. Then you'll complain about the outcome.

Republicans are certainly not the perfect choice, but the alternative is unthinkable.

Get realistic!

Sherlok
Rate :   6  16Rating :   -10
EmailPermalink
And that's exactly how they managed to get us where we are today, voting for the lesser of two evils. The lesser of two evils is still-----evil! Both the R and D columns are unthinkable. If you're not selecting from the Constitution or maybe Libertarian party candidates, you are being used as a "useful idiot". Wake up and smell the collectivism!
Rate :   5  1Rating :   4
EmailPermalink
So nobody votes.... except Obama and Romney.
Both being gentlemen (?), each votes for the other.
One of the candidates makes a mistake at the ballot box and votes for himself.

WHO IS THE WINNER?
Rate :   0  14Rating :   -14
EmailPermalink
What about writing in a constitutional candidate? Organizing/joining groups who are already trying to change the process? Educating voters, etc.

A non-action in the case of voting changes nothing. CHANGE is what we need... let's hear some ideas and ACTION.
Rate :   3  1Rating :   2
EmailPermalink
Latest comment posted for this article
The current system will not be changed at the voting booth. Too many dependants on the Fed for food and heat. The Southern states did have the right to leave. Killing and maiming millions of Americans was the wrong thing. Rmemeber what you learned in S  Read more
algreeny - 8/19/2012 at 10:00 AM GMT
Rating :  5  0
Top articles
World PM Newsflow
ALL
GOLD
SILVER
PGM & DIAMONDS
OIL & GAS
OTHER METALS