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Number 626, July 3, 2011

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83.3 million voters and a mandate ain't one
by Jim Davidson

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Special to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise

Most Americans alive in November 2010 did not vote for a Democrat or a Republican, although every Congress critter's seat was up for election.

There were right around 309.5 million persons in the USA at the time. 75 million of them were under age 18 and therefore not "qualified" to vote, though many of them pay taxes, including income taxes. Yes, whatever *did* happen to no taxation without representation?

Wikipedia suggests that 86,784,957 votes were cast across all races and political parties. I suspect that this figure is not sufficiently tendentious to disqualify Wikipedia as a source. [link]

However, embedded in those results are 3,336,832 votes cast for other parties, besides Repugnants and Demolishers. The largest third party in vote getting is Libertarian, by the way with nearly twice the nearest "competing party" which is actually "independent" and therefore not a party itself. The next largest part, the Green party, is about a quarter the size of the Libertarian party. So we subtract these votes to find: 83,448,125 votes cast by people who imagine that the system works for them.

That's just under 27% of the entire population. The vast majority of Americans are either not permitted to vote, or don't bother to vote. Even among those who do vote, a significant number aren't willing to vote for the major parties because, let's face it, the Democrats and Republicans are evil - their parties are evil, their policies are evil, they suck the lifeblood from taxpayers, they hate humanity, they rape with impunity, bomb foreign countries, and slaughter little children.

Am I serious about children having equal rights as adults? Yes, I am. When a young woman of age twelve goes to a petrol station and buys a gallon of fuel for her lawnmower, she is paying state and federal taxes, and she is denied suffrage because of her age. She is taxed without being represented. Under your system, that makes her a second class person, a slave.

These results are unequivocal. Fully 73% of the population does not agree with the mainstream media and their darling Demolishers and rabid Repugnants. Most Americans, by the reported figures, would not vote for an incumbent Republican or an incumbent Democrat, would not vote for a challenger from either party. By staying home, they exercised their own mandate.

Why? Because Carroll Quigley convinced the two parties' leadership to be identical in policies. Both parties send hundreds of thousands of men and women to occupy foreign countries, to slaughter civilians all over the world, to occupy over 800 military bases and outposts on all seven continents, in over 160 countries. Both parties support the Federal Reserve's rape and pillaging of the economy, endless issuance of governmentally-authorised but fully counterfeit "money," and unconstitutional emission of bills of credit to attempt to encumber seven future generations of Americans with trillions in debt. Both parties are in the pay of the financial, military, industrial, pharmaceutical, and agribiz cartels. Both parties support endless government agencies and endless millions of pages of government regulations to thwart individual initiative and attack private party. Both parties support putting your neighbours in cages and stealing their property under civil asset forfeiture.

These grievances are an indictment of the status quo, an indictment of every serving politician in power today. These people are not representative of American opinion, are not representative of the majority, are violent, vicious knaves, and they live in wood houses in our communities.

The choices before the American people include looking for ways to further withdraw from the system, learn new ways to generate income and hide wealth from the system, and violent revolution to overthrow a system which no longer represents them, which attacks them violently, and which deserves to be destroyed. If every politician and every banker were dragged out of their homes and eviscerated on their front lawns by maddened crowds, it would not surprise me. And it probably wouldn't change much, either.

Of those choices before the American people today, I favour withdrawal, the strategy of Etienne de la Boetie, Sam Konkin, and Laozi. I prefer to see fewer of my friends mangled by injustice.

But when fighting becomes the only way, I say, let's give them a fight they won't ever forget.

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 Amazon. He is currently working on a book about travel to Mars with John Wayne Smith, a book with international fugitive Chad Z. Hower on his story, a book on sovereign self-defence, and a book compiling his letters and essays in The Libertarian Enterprise from 1995 to 2010. Contact him at or Come visit IndSovU teams at gatherings in June 2011 in New Hampshire, September 2011 in Montana, December 2011 in Florida, and March 2012 in Austin, Texas.


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