The Militant Libertarian

I'm pissed off and I'm a libertarian. What else you wanna know?

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Jim Matheson, Congressman, Patriot, Fascist

So here I am minding my own business when I get my monthly "e-news letter" from my "representative" in Washington, Congressman Jim Matheson:

Oh boy.

So in this issue we read that Mr. Matheson is a supporter of the War in Iraq, a supporter of the War on Drugs, and, of course, a supporter of the "downwinders" in southern Utah (his pet project and what gets him re-elected). Yay.

Sadly, Matheson, I think, is the best rep. Utah has in D.C. currently. He's also the only Democrat. That says a lot considering how sad Matheson's record is on most things.

He regularly gets "middle of the road" scores from both conservative and liberal institution's ratings lists. He scores low on any report that has freedom as its #1 guideline. Yet he's less for the police state than, say, Republican Orrin Hatch (aka "Adolph Hatch") or his colleague, Republican (RINO) Chris Cannon.

Anyway...the point of all this is that there isn't a single good representative of freedom and liberty in Washington, D.C. elected from Utah. Probably never will be, thanks to the morons who keep walking into the booth, selecting "R," and walking out.

I've gotta get out of this state.

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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Vincent Fox

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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The traitor and his puppets

Couldn't have said it better myself...

The traitor and his puppets

Time to face the unpleasant truth: President George W. Bush is a traitor to his country. So are the brain-dead puppets he controls with so much despotic ease.

Bush and the Republican Party have sold out the United States, replacing patriotism with political corruption and burying the needs of the nation beneath the swill of political expedience.

God these despicable cretins make me want to puke. They are not driven by love of country, morality or even the rule of law. They spit on the Constitution, trample the rights of Americans and turn democracy into a mockery.

The latest example of abuse of power and ignorance of law came over the weekend when Bush and the GOP leadership of Congress turned a private family tragedy into a shameless political opportunity. By attempting to interfere in the Terry Schiavo case, they said, in effect, that their narrow-minded views of the world are above the law and – according to all polls – above the wishes of the American people they are elected to serve.

Fortunately, a federal judge in Tampa and the federal appeals court in Atlanta put law above politics and told Bush and his klavern of political opportunists to take a hike, denying the blatant attempt to push a rights-restricting agenda.

Bush, who lies every time he opens his big mouth, tries to claim the issue is “about life,” but it isn’t. It’s about political power, greed, corruption and avarice. It’s about seizing any opportunity to advance the repressive causes of Bush and his party of power-mad despots.

Another example of Bush’s lies came today with release of a Pentagon document that shows U.S. forces knew bin Laden was hiding in Tora Bora in 2001 but let the terrorist leader slip away. During the 2004 Presidential campaign, both Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney swore the U.S. “never knew” bin Laden was hiding in those Afghanistan mountains.

Once again, Bush put political expediency above the truth. Once again, he sold out his nation. That makes him a traitor to America.

In a reasonable, sane world, those who lick Dubya’s ass and think what comes out of it lacks the distinctive odor of excrement should recognize something ain’t right. When the American Conservative Union crawls into bed with the American Civil Liberties Union to protest the rights-robbing USA Patriot Act, most sane people would realize something’s rotten at both 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and the Capitol at the other end of the Mall.

But the insanity that comes with power and corruption blinds those who follow Bush into the abyss. Those who should stand up shelved their love of country and replaced it with love of power and obedience to a political philosophy that has nothing to do with the best needs of a once-great nation called America.

These traitors try to cover their crimes by branding those who do not follow them in jackbooted lockstep as unpatriotic but they are the ones who have sold out their heritage and abandoned America.

They are traitors to their country and deserve to be treated as nothing less.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Children Killed Thanks To Do-Nothing Police

Frightened by her estranged husband Simon's erratic behavior, Jessica Gonzales took out a restraining order against him. When Simon kidnapped the couple's three children, Jessica called the police multiple times begging for help, and even told them where the children were.

Despite Simon's volatile history, despite his blatant violation of the restraining order, despite Jessica's information on where the children could be found, and despite Colorado law that violators of restraining orders must be arrested ... it wasn't until Simon showed up at the Castle Rock police station and began firing upon it that Castle Rock's finest responded. After killing Simon with return fire, police found the gunshot bodies of the couple's three children in Simon's truck, murdered by their own father.

Do you have the right to police protection? That's the question the US Supreme Court will be deciding in the case of Gonzalez vs. Castle Rock

In the JPFO (Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership) book _Dial 911 and Die_ (, author Richard W. Stevens dispels the myth of police protection with a state-by-state rundown of case law and court decisions. The bottom line: you're on your own. Gunowners NEED to remind people of this fact.

Relying on 911 and the police is a deadly fantasy. Jessica Gonzales bought into the monstrous myth that the police would protect her family, and paid for that naivete, with her children's lives. Don't allow the police and the gun-prohibitionists to weasel out of the fraud they've perpetrated upon the public.

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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Paying By the Hour

I've been thinking about jobs, wages, and so forth lately. It occurs to me that paying by the hour has got to be the dumbest thing every conceived by business. I wouldn't be surprised if this fairly new tradition hadn't started thanks to some Marxist idea of empowering "the worker" against "the proletariat" or some other shit.

Think about this: a person is paid $10 an hour to do a job. What is their incentive for doing the job well, doing it right, doing it quickly, etc., etc.? Nothing. They're only incentive is to show up, be there to get paid, and probably to drag it out as long as possible.

In my own business, I pay by the job to contractors who complete specific tasks or jobs for me. They get the payment regardless of how short a time they can complete it in, no matter how many hours they do or don't put into it, etc. If I'm satisfied that the work was done as I expected it (i.e. the outcome is what I asked for), then the payment is theirs. No more, no less.

It used to be this way all the time. A person was paid $X for Y job. Simple math. A "worker" or employee was paid $X per day of work with certain things expected in each day's work. In many cases, especially in cases of production or manufacture, a person was paid for each piece successfully completed. I've also done this kind of work and made big money doing it.

So why are we so focused on making $X/hour?

Workers like it because no matter how much of a slacker they are, they get paid the same amount of money for "working."

Employers, of course, can't apparently see that what they're doing is hiring someone to come up with as many ways of getting out of working for the time they're being paid as possible. The worker has no incentive to produce to his or her maximum during his or her "shift" when being paid by the hour. The worker only has the incentive to show up and be there for X number of hours.


It's been my experience that people who argue against this are socialists who can only come up with emotionally-based "feel good" arguments for wages by the hour. I guarantee none of them have ever worked hard and done well only to find out that Joe Slacker on the same shift gets paid the same for doing next to nothing.

That's my rant for the day.

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