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Number 555, January 31, 2010

"The days of political correctness are numbered"

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Feeding Them
by Jim Davidson

Special to The Libertarian Enterprise

Recently, South Carolina lieutenant governor Andre Bauer disparaged his grandmother and explained how things work in the world. Here are his words.

My grandmother was not a highly-educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You're facilitating the problem. If you give an animal or a person ample food supply, they will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that, and so what you gotta do is you gotta curtail that type of behavior. They don't know any better.... And so I hope in the General Assembly more of you will speak up and say this political correctness is killing our country.

Meaning no disrespect to Bauer, I don't think he has a very good handle on his grandmother's education. She seems to have a basic understanding of biology. Organisms need food to survive. Organisms seek to reproduce. In the presence of an adequate or ample food supply, organisms live long enough to reproduce.

So how do we get rid of douche bags like Andre Bauer? Very simple. Stop feeding them.

Why do we have so many useless politicians? Someone keeps feeding them. The banking gangsters, for example, don't want any changes to their cushy deal, where they take enormous risks, hedge off the price risk, then pile all the counter-party risk on AIG, get the taxpayers to bail out AIG, get the Treasury secretary and the Fed head to make sure AIG pays out (even to foreign banks) one hundred cents on every dollar of outstanding debt obligation, and then, when the scandal breaks wide open, maybe the treasury secretary loses his job. Maybe. We'll see if that lousy, worthless, scum bag, liar Timothy Geithner loses his job, or is tried for treason, convicted, and executed.

None of the banking gangsters go to prison. They have a license from the government to print money, to lend out dollars that are supposed to be on deposit and available on demand, and not only to lend out the funds that have been deposited, but to lend out nine dollars for every dollar on deposit. For some banks, the reserve ratio has been less than one percent. Think of it. More than 99 dollars lent out for every dollar on deposit. It's like a printing press for money.

You look at the members of Congress and the Senate, their average net worth is over two million dollars. The average American has a net worth of less than zero, owes more on his home than it is worth, makes maybe $48,000 a year on average, has $120,000 of student loans, a car loan, credit card debts. He's underwater. But the clowns on Wall Street have lobbying firms to make sure the clowns in DC are taken care of.

So why are you participating in this system? Why are you feeding these vermin?

The poor people in Bauer's complaint are not the problem. Poor people didn't create a $12 trillion national debt. Poor people didn't bail out the banking gangsters. Poor people didn't start a war in Afghanistan nine years ago this October, and a war in Iraq seven years ago this March. Poor people very often are poor because the politicians, bureau-rats, and pigs have been screwing them over.

Poor people very often want to work. And have a lot to lose from stupid laws that take away their property or limit what they can buy and sell. Some poor people are willing to sell herbs bearing seeds and trees bearing fruit (which God gave us all to be as meat in Genesis 1:29) without regard to laws against unlicensed fruit vendors and laws against possession of marijuana. Poor people are often willing to work at manual labor for less than the minimum wage, despite laws against migrant workers. Poor people are even willing to have sex for money, even though there are laws against that.

The system screws over the poor, makes people poor, forces families out of their homes for unpaid taxes, and feeds worthless douche bags like Andre Bauer. So, let's stop feeding the system.

How much money could we save if we withdrew from the system and paid the government at all levels nothing at all? Trillions. The USA feral gummint will spend at least $3.6 trillion this coming year. That's what Obama proposed in 2009 for the budget for 2010. The states, counties, and cities on the close order of $1.4 trillion. Out of a government generated guess of $14.2 trillion, about 35% of the economy is now government spending at some level. (Not all of that is taken in taxes, much of it is borrowed from the same fat cat banking gangsters we've already identified as scum bags.)

But, remember, the cost of government is not only in the things it spends money on at various levels. Government also demands that we limit our speed on the highways, that companies fill out forms and send them in for payroll taxes, to account for all kinds of information the scumbags in government demand, to prove that the company should be "allowed" to stay in business. Regulatory costs are estimated widely, but I think a trillion dollars a year to comply with all government paperwork requirements is fairly close. If you disagree, by all means post another figure.

So that brings our advantage up to about 42% of the economy that wouldn't be wasted on useless government stupidity, paying evil politicians and worthless bureau-rats to shit all over us. But it gets even better.

Everything in the economy is adversely effected by surplus order. So if you cut back all the government entirely then you get about 42% lower costs across the board. Everything costs less, because the people who were charging you for groceries no longer have to figure in inventory tax, fuel tax, income tax, excise tax, export licensing fees, and every other conceivable tax when they go to mark up their cost to get your price. In order to stay competitive, most of the bonus from no longer paying for government would be passed along to the consumer.

So, in brief, you'd live better. You'd keep more of your money. Everything you buy would cost less. And you'd have money to help the poor people in your family, in your neighborhood. Wouldn't that be great?

Sure, if you don't pay your taxes, they'll come kill you, rape your children, and take your property. Which is why the current economic crisis is so advantageous. Don't stick around.

Lost your mortgage? Pack up your stuff and leave. Walk away. Let the bank, or the county government, deal with the empty house. In some counties in Michigan, where the car factories failed decades ago, there have been empty houses in entire neighborhoods that have stood empty for decades. City "planners" in government talk seriously about bulldozing entire neighborhoods because no one has lived there in decades.

Lost your job? Don't get another one. Don't work for these slime balls like Bauer. Don't ever work for a company that requires a W-4, that withholds income tax, that takes FICA out of your pay. Start a non-profit company (about $25 in many states) and do the same work you used to do as a private contractor. Give the companies you work with a W-9 so they cannot withhold from your company. It's easy, it's legal, and best of all, it keeps your money in your hands.

What do you owe the government? Nothing. Andre Bauer expresses it very clearly. If you give him an ample supply of food, he'll breed. Not only by having children, but by growing the size and scope of government at all levels and on all issues.

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.

That's one of the complaints against George III in the Declaration of Independence. Evidently, the government is doing it to us here and now.

But if there were no government, how would we... feed the poor, clothe our families, have schools, build roads... do anything? Isn't it scary without externally imposed coercive government taking care of everything?

It's easy. People do those things now. Under a system without all this government, people would still do those things. The things that are worth doing, like teaching children, people will pay for. The things that are not worth doing, like supervising the number of desk allocation units in the school district, won't be paid for. Maybe the desk allocation unit supervisor will dig ditches, instead.

It turns out, it is scary with all this government. People like Andre Bauer are spying on you, right now. The NSA can turn on the microphone in your cell phone—they published news stories a few years back about mafia dons who were caught talking about crimes even though their cell phones were not turned on. (Hint -take the battery out or put it in a Faraday cage.) Every phone call in the country is subject to espionage. That's what the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act was all about. They monitor everyone and everything. If you have cash, you are laundering money. If you have explosives, even for clearing stumps on your farm, you are a terrorist. The government has declared war on the people, and it is time you got wise.

Stop feeding them. They aren't here to help. They are not your friends.

Government is a system of parasites. Productive people should shed parasites. Take some de-worming pills so you can feed yourself instead of that tapeworm.

Stop feeding them.

Jim Davidson is an author, entrepreneur, and anti-war activist. His 1990 venture to offer a sweepstakes trip into space was destroyed by government action as was his free port and prospective space port in Somalia in 2001. His 2002-2007 venture in free market money and private stock exchange was destroyed by government action in 2007. He's going to Mars if he has to walk. His second book, Being Sovereign is now availble from Lulu and is expected within a few weeks to be available at Amazon. His third book Sovereign Self-Defense will be released for Kindle next week. His fourth book Being Libertarian will be available for free download as a .pdf, being a compilation of all his essays and letters in "The Libertarian Enterprise" since 1995. Contact him at or


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