Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Susan Marie Weber Wins Seat on Palm Desert City Council

My campaign Treasurer, Susan Marie Weber, has won a very close election for Palm Desert (CA) City Council. The results were just certified, weeks after the election was held, following multiple re-counts.

I'd offer congratulations, but I wouldn't want that job, and I'll bet Springfield (MO) Councilman Doug Burlison will agree, it ain't gonna be easy.

Liberty is never easy.

And advocates for liberty are often the first to criticize Libertarians who actually get elected.

Best wishes to SusanMarie!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Friday, November 09, 2012

Politics and the Polis

The word "politics" comes from the Greek word polis, which referred to the Greek City-State.

POLIS: The Empire of Man vs. the City of God

Man was originally placed in a Garden, and the original "American Dream" -- as well as the paradigm of human happiness in the Bible -- is a world where everyone dwells securely under his own "Vine and Fig Tree."

Vine and Fig Tree: "The American Dream"

It was the first murderer who became the first "urban planner."

Thesis 15: Cain’s City: The Autonomy of the State

And yet the goal of human history is described in the Bible as "The City of God."

Thesis 93: The City of God

Is an escape from the city into rural living an escape from social responsibility? Historically, Christians have been willing to remain in areas which were decimated by plague in order to minister to the sick, while others fled the cities to save themselves, thereby fleeing Christian civilization into a pagan barbarism
Then, when the great plagues swept Rome and all the doctors fled, the Christians stayed and took care of the sick. They did what we're called to do as Christians. As a result, even though they often died in the process of taking care of the sick, people wanted to become Christians because it was a better life than pagans and they saw something they wanted.
Interview with Chuck Colson
Is it true that the City allows human beings to better develop the "division of labor?"

Capitalism, Predestination, and The Invisible Hand

Isn't our goal to move from poverty to dominion and wealth?

Dominion, Wealth, and Postmillennianalism

The Ancient City did not even have the ideal of freedom, just as Americans have lost the original "American Dream" and the understanding that the Biblical word for "salvation" means "being set into a large, open space":

The Ancient City: I'm Dreaming of a Large Christmas

How would cities develop under freedom in the absence of the institutionalized violence of the State?

Some possible answers might be found in a recent book by Harvard economist Edward L. Glaeser:

The Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Radio KSGF Interview

Listen on the KSGF website:

Or click here to listen.

The interview with Democrat candidate Jim Evans is here.

Or click here to listen.

The Republican incumbent parted with Todd Akin and joined liberals to vote to increase the debt limit by over a trillion dollars, and voted in favor of appropriations to Planned Parenthood. (Boasting of planned spending cuts in the debt limit bill, I believe he now opposes those cuts.)

Here's something to think about:

The Constitution creates the Congress in Article 1. In a sense, Congress is the most important branch of government. The Executive Branch is created in Article 2, simply to execute the laws created by the Legislative Branch (Article 1), and thus, in a sense, subordinate to Congress. The Judicial Branch, Article 3, has no authority to make laws.

Obviously, the Constitution has been turned on its head.

The men who framed the Constitution would agree that your vote for your Representative is more important than your vote for President.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Christian Hypocrisy and RomneyLogic

The Top Billion Reasons To Not Vote for Mitt Romney
Bob Enyart interviews pro-life activist Will Duffy on the top billion reasons to not vote for Mitt Romney.

Click here to listen to Part 1 - Show notes here.

Click here to listen to Part 2 - Show notes here.

Thursday, November 01, 2012 interview

Go there and leave a comment.

Links omitted:

On not imposing my will on others by force, see:

On why the government prohibits Christians from taking the oath to "support the Constitution," see:

Not omitted, but more information on why the federal government prohibits local schools from teaching students that the Declaration of Independence is really true, see:

On the Supreme Court's "Endorsement Test," see:

Conservatives Can't Vote for Romney

“Why NO True Libertarian, NO True Ron Paul Supporter, NO True Tea Partier Will Even Consider Voting For Big Government Mitt Romney for President”

True Libertarians, True Ron Paul Supporters, True Tea Partiers:
  • Vote AGAINST Higher Federal Tax Collections
  • Vote AGAINST Higher Federal Spending
  • Vote AGAINST Higher Federal Debt
We ALWAYS Vote AGAINST Candidates Who:
  • Vote FOR Higher Federal Tax Collections
  • Vote FOR Higher Federal Spending
  • Vote FOR Higher Federal Debt
Look at the Mitt Romney / Paul Ryan Republican Budget Numbers Below.
Then Vote AGAINST the Anti-Libertarian, Anti-Ron Paul, Anti-Tea Party Republican Presidential Ticket on Election Day. 

Romney/Ryan Republican Federal Budget Plan Boosts Tax Collections 88%, Hikes Federal Spending 35%, and ADDS $4 Trillion to the National Debt

Here are Paul Ryan's own hard numbers on his budget plan (S1)

Paul Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" Budget Plan:

  1. Increases Federal Government Tax Collections from $2.444 Trillion to $4.601 Trillion. A $2.157 Federal Tax Collection Increase. An 88% Tax Collection Increase.
  2. Increases Federal Government Spending from $3.624 Trillion to $4.888 Trillion. A $1.264 Trillion Increase in Federal Government Spending. A 35% Increase.
  3. ADDS $4 Trillion to the National Debt.

Libertarian Presidential Candidate, 2-Term Governor Gary Johnson, has pledged to cut spending 43% to balance the federal budget his first year in office.

Source: Press Release from

Not to mention the fact that Romney is pro-homosexual, pro-abortion, and pro-war.
What exactly are conservatives who vote for Romney trying to conserve?