Makes you want to vote for Trump

You’re sitting here thinking, I’m a good libertarian. How can I vote for Donald Trump when he increased spending to ridiculous levels, hasn’t ended any wars, and gave cover to the Democrats on the COVID lockdowns by letting Fauci run his domestic policy for several months?

And then you see this:

Does the American State have a legitimacy crisis?

We hear this every so often that the US is on the verge of breaking up. Most people usually dismiss it, and in fact, when you’re dealing with the most powerful State in the history of the world, it does seem hard to believe it can just cease to exist or even lose any significant physical territory. However, each time it comes up in public debate, it seems a little more realistic, a little more closer to reality. All empires end. When will this one have run its course?

When you combine COVID, the attempted Deep State coup against Trump, the media’s descent into being nothing but a Democrat Party propaganda machine, and the race war our political establishment is currently trying to foment, the USA seems to have taken a big step forward toward eventual dissolution. I think most conservatives, libertarians, and politically right-leaning Americans currently living in red states, may indeed welcome a breakup from the D.C. establishment and the Democratic Party.

James Bovard wrote a very interesting piece today. Here are a few of the better quotes:

The election will occur amidst the vast economic devastation inflicted by a political class that responded to COVID by seizing almost unlimited power. And Deep State federal agencies have already proven that they will trample the law to sabotage election results. 

Delayed election results and potentially millions of disputed ballots could minimize support for whoever is designated the next president. 

What’s the point of voting for politicians who merely need to invoke dubious statistical extrapolations to sow death and economic devastation?

Deep State federal agencies are a Godzilla that have established their prerogative to undermine if not overturn election results. The FBI has achieved saint-like status among many liberals for its efforts to topple Trump. 

Unfortunately, both Democrats and Republicans appear willing to bankrupt the nation to perpetuate their own power.

It’s not a very long article, and I encourage everyone to read the whole thing here.

President Biden?

It looks like he’ll be the nominee. It’s incredible because he really seems to be senile. He’s also incredibly corrupt and a pathological liar, but so was Hillary Clinton and most politicians. Trump’s corrupt and a liar too, although I’d say he’s actually somewhat honest for a politician, and his personal corruption isn’t in the same universe as a Clinton or a Biden.

No, the senility is really what’s unique about Biden. Bush Jr. was stupid, but he wasn’t senile. Reagan wasn’t senile until his late in his second term. Biden’s senile on the campaign trail!

I figure Trump will crush him if the economy holds until November. If the next depression starts before then, Biden will likely eek out a win.

I’m not sure what’s better really. In the short term, I think we’d recover faster under Trump because he might not go as crazy with new regulations and welfare schemes.
Biden’s also more likely to start another war. I’m sure either one will do a reckless stimulus and another round of bailouts though.

Either way I can’t really see any way that the Narrative doesn’t become “blame the free market.” After all, Trump has foolishly been taking credit for low unemployment and a good stock market. Trump and “free market capitalism” take the blame unless somehow Biden wins in spite of a strong economy and it crashes on his watch. This seems unlikely.

The other thing to watch out for is Biden being unable to actually be President. Whether he bows out at the convention or he resigns due to health reasons after winning remains to be seen. Could we be looking at President Klobuchar? President Harris? Could Hillary be the “compromise candidate?”

Well, it should be fun to watch anyway. Trump debating Biden might even top Trump vs. Hillary.

Impeachment

I’ve refrained from writing about this because it’s incredibly boring and stupid. I haven’t and won’t watch a single minute of this farce, but since I use the internet I can’t completely escape it.

Some thoughts:

  1. If you wanted to impeach Trump do it for waging the illegal war against Yemen or something along those lines. This Ukraine nonsense is meaningless. The only lesson any future president learns from this if Trump were actually removed from office would be that the Deep State has veto power over the American voting public so you’d better do what they say.
  2. John Bolton is now a hero to Democrats. That’s right, the man who never saw a country he didn’t want to bomb or starve or invade, is an ally of the “Resistance.” He works for Trump for a few months, undermines every peace effort Trump put forward, then gets fired. He then writes a tell-all book that the Deep State needs to vet before he’s allowed to publish it. They tell him there’s some classified info that needs to be redacted but go ahead and leak a bunch of info to the New York Times that they think is damaging to Trump.
  3. Schiff accused Trump’s lawyer of being in “the loop” of the whole Ukraine “scandal.” As if Schiff wasn’t in the loop with the Deep State’s attempted Coup from the beginning. As if he didn’t meet with the CIA “whistleblower” from the start before any of this garbage was public and then lie about it.
  4. Biden’s allowed to hold up aid to Ukraine to get a prosecutor fired, but Trump’s not allowed to hold up aid to investigate whether that was corrupt?
  5. Giving military aid to Ukraine is somehow in our “National Security Interest” but no one will explain how. Obama never gave them military aid so was he endangering our National Security Interest? What about when Biden held up non-Military aid?
  6. I’m against giving aid to any foreign government for any reason. The idea that we would impeach a president for delaying aid slightly seems ridiculous. Cut off all Foreign Aid! Then you won’t have any of these problems.
  7. This whole thing is obviously being done for political reasons to influence the 2020 elections. No one thinks Trump is actually going to be convicted. I think it’s likely to backfire on the Democrats.
  8. We’ve been hearing over and over about how Trump’s soliciting foreign interference in the 2020 elections. But the whole Russiagate fake scandal happened because Hillary Clinton solicited foreign interference in the 2016 elections with the Steele dossier.

There. That’s enough. There’s probably plenty more to say about this, but I’d likely throw up if I had to think about Adam Schiff for one more minute.

Rand Paul makes a lot of sense

Appearing on the worst of the many terrible propaganda outlets we suffer under today, he at least gets a few minutes to speak out about the US State’s latest aggression against Iran. If this turns into a full-scale war he should run as a third-party candidate and destroy Trump (I’m sure he’ll lose anyway if he’s waging an unpopular, unwinnable war in an election year). I’d prefer he pose a primary challenge, but I’m assuming it’s too late in the election cycle for that.

Hopefully, Trump backs down from this insanity and deescalates the situation. In fact, he could even turn this into a semi-positive and use the situation as an excuse to withdraw from Iraq once and for all. Maybe he can even win a second term and further dismantle the Empire, at least in the Middle East. And then Rand can run in 2024 as the Liberty candidate and usher in a new era of freedom, peace, and prosperity in the USA. I can dream, can’t I?