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Accentuating the Liberal in Classical Liberal: Advocating Ascendency of the Individual & a Politick & Literature to Fight the Rise & Rise of the Tax Surveillance State. 'Illigitum non carborundum'.

Liberty and freedom are two proud words that have been executed from the political lexicon: they were frog marched and stood before a wall of blank minds, then forcibly blindfolded, and shot, with the whimpering staccato of ‘equality’ and ‘fairness’ resounding over and over. And not only did this atrocity go unreported by journalists in the mainstream media, they were in the firing squad.

The premise of this blog is simple: the Soviets thought they had equality, and welfare from cradle to grave, until the illusory free lunch of redistribution took its inevitable course, and cost them everything they had. First to go was their privacy, after that their freedom, then on being ground down to an equality of poverty only, for many of them their lives as they tried to escape a life behind the Iron Curtain. In the state-enforced common good, was found only slavery to the prison of each other's mind; instead of the caring state, they had imposed the surveillance state to keep them in line. So why are we accumulating a national debt to build the slave state again in the West? Where is the contrarian, uncomfortable literature to put the state experiment finally to rest?

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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Food Czars: New York City is Police State Central

The Stalin of New York, also known as Mayor Bloomberg, after having successfully banned tobacco from his fiefdom, and then trans-fats from restaurants and eateries, now has His eyes set on banning super-sized drinks and sugar content.

Just like those who would seek to tax food choices, a tax or a ban on food choices is a tax or ban on choice, period. It's a fundamental attaxk on freedom.  It doesn't get any more basic than controlling the food supply.

There's never an excuse for a politician having this much power over an individual. None. Because once they think they've been given a moral mandate, Collectivists like Czar Bloomberg will never stop their immoral crusade on choice.

... First they came for the tobacco, then they came for the trans-fats, now they come for the sugary drinks ... what next? There's no end to what the self-anointed Czars can justify banning. Coffee? Goner, ultimately. Alcohol? Yep, gone soon. Burnt toast (carcinogenic), will have to regulate little limiters into toasters ...

I think we should ban politicians: let's start by banning politicians who would ban life choices, because they're evil walking.


And now National Socialist, Judith Collins, is lining up to join the compulsion touters. She's happy to raise alcohol excise taxes In New Zealand by 50%. Taxes were never meant to influence life choices. And not one editorial in the MSM raising the principled argument against a government exercising such inappropriate powers behind the IRon Drape. Not one.

Update 2.

I wake up this Queen's Birthday Monday to find a veritable, and unseemly, orgy of New Zealand MP's jack-booting along their immoral campaign on choice.

Plus if that's not bad enough, look at the typical comment - anonymously, of course - made to my principled argument against Collins's stated desire to increase excise taxes on alcohol:
We'd all rather you opted out Mr Hubbard, that way we wouldn't need to listen to your incessant Libertarian whining. Why dont you and your 3 mates do a Tamaki and go and found a new Randite cite somewhere south of Gore?
That anonymous coward's vote has as much influence over my life, as my own does. Democracy; it's way past it's use-by date. My next post will be how my rights to liberty are not inalienable, unfortunately, counter to what both the Founding Fathers and Ayn Rand thought, and thus how my pursuit of happiness is lost to the unprincipled thuggery of wowsers and compulsion touters like this. Then I'm going to turn the light of truth on this increasingly tyrannous thing called democracy. I'm pretty over it all.

Question for the wowsers and compulsion touters: why do you think we have teenagers with no sense of self responsibility that conduct this ludicrous behaviour? Excise taxes that destroy my responsible enjoyment of alcohol merely treat a symptom, not the cause.


  1. 100% agree that taxes were never supposed to be about influencing life choices. There are better solutions to these problems, but some of them are also an unfortunate side-effect of wider society. Still, excessive taxation remains a hypocritical avenue for mitigation of these factors.

    Just recently, the Treasury report stated that smoking saves the government money. To focus just on smoking, the entire crusade and it's "quit smoking" offshoots has never been about people's health and well-being. The hypocritical Tariana Turia seeks money for her Maori Party initiatives, while taxing the supposed main users of cigarettes (Maori), the people who she's supposed to be representing, while simultaneously in full view of the fact that higher cost of cigarettes has been proven to not prevent people from smoking. They merely spend more at their and their family's expense.

    This is supposed to be a democratic society, so why is Judith Collin abusing so much of her power to affect fundamental rights of New Zealanders? First she signed off on our internet, phone and text rights, then she wanted to crush people's cars, appointed her own Law Commissioner against recommendations and apparently also wants to introduce some ridiculous internet 'anti-bullying' laws, which I can only imagine includes sanctioning more spying.

    The lady needs to go!

  2. Thanks blessed. The problem of the Judith Collins's who believe they have a moral mandate to run our lives for us, is the nature of democracy itself, which is a tyranny of the majority. I shall blog on that soon. Cheers for reading.