Category Archive: Elections

Nov 16

Federal Election Commission now seeks to control political discussion on the internet

Forget the Alien & Sedition Act prosecutions. Forget Lincoln’s arrests of pro-secession newspaper editors. Forget the Palmer Raids of World War I, the “Red Scares,” the imprisonment of Eugene V. Debs or the McCarthy Hearings of the 1950s. By far the greatest threat to freedom of speech and press that America ever faced was and …

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Oct 01

Spanish government shuts down freedom elections in Catalonia; injures hundreds

Governments worldwide try to cast themselves as the voice of the people. They may publicly extol the virtues of democracy even as they do everything in their power to undermine and thwart the will of people to be free. Governments secretly (and sometimes openly) spend vast portions of their treasuries to propagandize, brag, and publish …

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Sep 21

Spanish government seizes 10 million ballots to prevent anti-government vote

Catalonia is a wealthy district of Spain that has suffered under years of Spanish rule. Recently the people of Catalonia have been seeking to hold a vote to determine if Catalonia should separate from the tyrannical government headquartered in Madrid. Last week, the Spanish government sent police to arrest hundreds of mayors of Catalonian villages …

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Sep 13

Spanish government threatens to arrest 700 mayors who support Catalonian independence

All governments seek the same powers: total control of all money and property, omnipotent command over subjects, transparency and knowledge of all human activities (while keeping government affairs secret from view), and to kill all who resist. For years there has been a movement in Catalonia (a wealthy district of northeastern Spain culturally and geographically …

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Jun 29

61 percent of Americans want big tax cuts

Americans continuously vote for lower taxes and less government. But the politicians they elect almost never succeed in cutting taxes or government. A new Gallup poll shows that 61 % of voters want lower taxes. See here.

Jun 27

Pro-government “journalists” fired for repeated lies

For years, government-trusters and pro-government journalists have ran with stories that (private sector) money in politics corrupts election outcomes. But every aspect of the “campaign finance reform” movement proves to be untrue. In fact, Donald Trump managed to defeat Hillary in the recent U.S. presidential election despite BEING OUTSPENT BY MORE THAN 2-TO-1. So the …

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Jun 18

Scores of protesters expose Ben & Jerry’s ice cream lies

The Associated Press is reporting that “Scores of dairy farm workers and activists marched Saturday on a Ben & Jerry’s [ice cream] factory to push for better pay and living conditions on farms that provide milk for the ice cream maker that takes pride in its social activism….. See here. Although we at Lysander Spooner …

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Jan 04

“Liberals” once distrusted the CIA and cheered Wikileaks; now they claim to trust the CIA and distrust Wikileaks

There was a time, not long ago, when people who called themselves liberals or leftists were suspicious of the CIA and cheered the activism of Julian Assange and Wikileaks. (It was Assange who released Bradley Manning’s videos of Bush-era U.S. military helicopters murdering an innocent news cameraman in 2008; a revelation that led to no …

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Dec 15

Update: U.S. Department of Homeland Security attempted to hack Georgia’s election computers TEN TIMES

We previously reported that the Georgia Secretary of State’s office computers were attacked prior to the election by an IP address that was traced back to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The money-gorged Department had been releasing press statements throughout the election year claiming that the Department needed to “protect” state election systems from …

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Dec 11

Another sighting of the word ‘austerity’; it exists almost nowhere except in rhetoric

“Austerity” means cuts in government staff or welfare spending. The word appears often in false news, speeches of government trusters, and reporters. But austerity exists almost nowhere outside such rhetoric. None of the governments of the western world have done much cutting of their budgets. When George W. Bush won the presidency, the Republicans controlled …

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