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Vortex of Freedom Archives – September 2004

Vol. 1 No. 2 September 2004

Three Years Later

Nineteen Islamic men on a suicide mission hijacked four planes and slammed the planes into buildings. They had a severe hatred for the United States. This is what the government told us.

The majority of Islamic suicide bombers are poor and uneducated. None of the alleged hijackers was poor and at least a few of them held degrees.

It seemed a bit strange that all the military talking heads said that Osama bin Laden was to blame immediately after the collapse of the buildings. We have supposedly been trying to capture Bin Laden for years prior to September 11 2001. Officials in other countries were ready to hand him over to the United States twice during the Clinton administration.

The reason why we have not captured bin Laden is because he is still a CIA operative. A country with the intelligence capabilities like the United States can find anybody if they really wanted to. The United States helped planned the attacks.

The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan during the Cold War. The CIA trained Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda to fend off the Soviets. The invasion was unsuccessful mostly because the resistance was greater than the Soviets had anticipated.

The French newspaper Le Figaro reported that Osama bin Laden sought medical attention at a U.S. military hospital in Dubai. This visit was in August 2001.

We are fighting in Afghanistan, but we have not found Osama bin Laden. We are fighting in Iraq, but we have not found weapons of mass destruction. We are still in Bosnia. Do not expect to get out of any of these countries soon.

Questions remain unanswered from September 11. Why did the government heavily guard the rubble at Ground Zero? Why did they swiftly haul the debris to landfills? Why is security at our borders, our shipyards, and out airports lax after foreigners have attacked us? Why did we invade Iraq? Why did President Bush stay in the classroom when Andrew Card whispered to him that we were under attack? Why were all the talking heads immediately able to conclude that the attacks were the works of Osama bin Laden? The Bush administration has a lot of explaining to do and many questions to answer.


Stealing Political Ideology

The Republicans recently accused John Kerry of stealing a quote that Vice President Dick Cheney used in the 2000 Republican Convention. It eluded them; however, that President Bush stole the concept of closing bases in Germany and Korea from the Libertarian Party.

This is not the first time Bush has stolen Libertarian ideology. Bush ran for President in 2000 with the notion of “smaller government.” Bush never carried through with the “smaller government” concept. He probably will not be in any hurry to withdraw the troops either.

Vortex of Freedom encourages the Bush campaign to steal all of the Libertarian Party positions on the condition that he implements those ideas.


Did We Win the Cold War?

The legacy of Ronald Reagan was that he was largely responsible for ending the Cold War and for telling Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear down that wall.” In the years that followed, the Soviet Union collapsed and many of the former Soviet satellites now have democracies.

The sick irony is while these countries are now enjoying freedom, the United States has adopted many of the old Soviet-style laws. Many communities have hidden cameras planted in traffic lights so that they can ticket traffic violators. The police can now seize property without a search warrant if drug trafficking is suspected. This has already imprisoned innocent people.

The Internal Revenue System has used Gestapo-style tactics on citizens whom they claim have not paid taxes. They have no qualms with throwing innocent people in jail and making them prove their innocence. The powers of The Patriot Act are not limited to deterring terrorists. The “Trap and Trace” portion of the Act pertains to common crimes and makes it easier for law enforcement to tap phones of common Americans.


The Swift Boat Distraction

The reason why talk radio has been hammering away at John Kerry’s record in Vietnam is twofold: The first reason is that the diversion does the Republicans a favor by taking focus off the war in Iraq and off recent unfavorable economic news. Unemployment is rising, more people live in poverty, and gas prices are about to rise again.

The Democrats are also benefiting from this tactic. The Swift Boat story is making people forget that Kerry has never proposed significant legislation in his nineteen years of service in the Senate. John Edwards is as popular in his state of North Carolina as a New Yorker.

The media would like us to think that Bush and Kerry are the only candidates running for president. Neither Bush nor Kerry wants to debate Mike Badnarik, Dave Cobb, Ralph Nader, or any other candidate for president. Unfortunately, this means the two worst candidates are the only two getting attention, and Americans will get four more years of policies detrimental to America’s future.


Abolish Your DMV

Why do states have a Department of Motor Vehicles? Almost everybody has a driver’s license. In addition, many of the people who have a suspended license either have a court order, which allows them to drive to work or give no credence to the fact that their license is suspended, and they drive regardless.

The only purpose of a Department of Motor Vehicles is to generate revenue for the state. There are several laws already in place pertaining to what a driver can and cannot do.

The only purpose of the Department of Motor Vehicles is to collect money from people who want to drive. Bureaucratic fees and mandating auto insurance make driving financially impossible for the poor and lower middle-class.

By abolishing the Department of Motor Vehicles and maintaining the laws on the road, we can maintain road safety while saving taxpayers and drivers a lot of money.


Anarchy vs. Libertarianism

The dictionary states “Anarchy” as either the absence of government or political disorder. Libertarianism is the belief of full individual thought and action.

Libertarians believe in a limited form of government. The purpose of government is to protect our rights. The basic philosophy is “No harm, no foul.” If you are not bothering anybody, then government should leave you alone.

Americans suffer from the “Gladys Kravitz” mentality. Gladys Kravitz was the nosy neighbor on “Bewitched” who spent a lot of her free time spying on Samantha Stevens. Gladys bugged her husband every time Samantha performed witchcraft. Samantha never performed witchcraft on Gladys, yet Gladys felt obligated to scout the Stevens’s property.

Anarchists are in New York City for the Republican National Convention. The anarchists plan to throw rocks into windows, shoot horses with slingshots, and other acts of violence. Vortex of Freedom does not condone these actions. Anybody who causes harm to a person, animal, or property is a criminal and has to take responsibilities for his or her actions. Anybody who harms another person or one’s property has to be liable.


Observations

If corporations really wanted to maximize profits, why do they vote for Republicans instead of Libertarians?

No government program works as politicians say the program intends to work.

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You Deserve This Depression!

I warned you.  I have been warning you for years.  Instead of listening to me, you decided to vote the way for Republicans and Democrats.  I warned that the spending can not continue.  You opted to vote for Republicans and Democrats because other parties “didn’t have a chance.”  You opted to vote for one of the parties who can’t balance a budget.  You voted for a party that believes that saving the middle class is to write a blank check to financial institutions, only to come back a month later because they need more money.

You voted for this shit.  Eat it.

Fuck you!  You DESERVE this Depression!

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The Last Hurrah

My Last Hurrah This will be the last “Vortex of Freedom” show. I will be starting a new show after the New Year. The topics and subjects will vary.

Show is tonight from 11:00-12:00PM Eastern.  Call-in number is (347)-215-7969 or listen live on Blog Talk Radio.

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“Vortex” is Back!

I would like to apologize for going on hiatus when my work was needed the most.  I have had a number of personal issues that required my time.  I also had the misfortune of having my computer break down at the most inopportune time.

The “Vortex of Freedom” Radio Show will be returning this Saturday at its new temporary time – 10:00PM Eastern.  I had an impromptu show last night on BlogTalk radio.

The 2008 Elections – Pardon Me While I Puke

I will give my insight to the 2008 elections and offer hard evidence into why America was duped once again by both parties and the corporate media.

Saturday 10PM Eastern  Call-in number: 347-215-7969

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A Case for Bob Barr

If you take advantage of the tag surfer on WordPress like I do, you will see two things:  People telling you to vote for Barack Obama because he is not John McCain and people telling you to vote for John McCain because he is not Barack Obama.  Bob Barr is not McCain or Obama, but that is NOT why you should vote for him:

Vote for Bob Barr because he understands the ramifications of the patRIOT Act.  It is true that he voted for it, but it was him that added the sunset clause in the bill and he will fight to repeal the Patriot Act because he sees it for what it is:  an intrusion on Americans’ privacy.

Vote for Bob Barr because he is more frugal with our money than either McCain or Obama.  John McCain has admitted that the economy isn’t his strong point and Obama proves it when he speaks.  Barr is fiscally conservative and is best qualified to balance the budget.

Vote for Bob Barr because he is the candidate most concerned with the issues that matter most.  While McCain and Obama bicker over the gas tax, Bob Barr is talking about cutting spending and government growth.

Vote for Bob Barr because of his pro-second amendment voting record and his unwavering support of gun owners’ rights.

We have two choices on Election Day.  The two choices are not McCain or Obama.  The two choices are Liberty and Tyranny.  Vote for Liberty.  Vote Libertarian.  Vote for Bob Barr.

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Vortex Guest on “Last Free Voice”

I am honored to be a guest on “Last Free Voice.” Be sure to catch the show tonight at 7:30 PM Eastern. In the meantime, check out their blog.

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“Last Free Voice” on Vortex of Freedom Radio

“Vortex of Freedom” Radio Show – Saturday 6:00PM Eastern

Libertarian Bloggers

ElfNinosMom, G.E. Smith, and Paulie Cannoli from “Last Free Voice” will stop by and discuss libertarian issues. Check out their blog at http://lastfreevoice.wordpress.com

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