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FSP -- General Discussion => General FSP Discussion => Topic started by: RidleyReport on August 27, 2018, 10:23:03 pm

Title: Our Letters to the Editor
Post by: RidleyReport on August 27, 2018, 10:23:03 pm has some of my past letters to the editor...I'll be placing more recent ones on this thread instead.  Would you be willing to post yours as well?
Title: Re: Our Letters to the Editor
Post by: RidleyReport on August 28, 2018, 11:00:04 pm
Sent this to Keene Sentinel today:
NH Libertarians becoming viable third party?

LTE-writers here seem focused on imperial (Fed) politics they have no influence over...and mostly in the sense that Noam Chomskey lamented: “The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum....”

It's often "Red Team wants to boost spending by 4 percent, Blue Team wants to boost it by 4.1 percent..." People pour their lives into such minor differences or focus on candidates' demeanor. But the entrenched government monopolies are not threatened politically by that type of discussion.

Should there be a taxpayer-supported central bank, a Federal Reserve, that can create money which is not worth the paper it's not printed on? Should Washington force you to underwrite hundreds of overseas military bases and wage war unprovoked, for the purpose of building more? Should the Feds be allowed to impose *any* gun law? Should New Hampshire even be in this dystopian Union, and if should it go about leaving amicably?

These are the kinds of questions that might be on the agenda in a truly representative, multiparty America...if there were such a thing. Fortunately, at the NH state level, there is at least a relative degree of access and openness...the possibility of average folk making a difference. There is a degree of "multi" returning to the "party," as Libertarians (LPNH) have overcome the establishment's moving goalposts and regained ballot access. They achieved three seats in the NH state house...making it one of the few legislatures in the "land of the free" to have representation for more than just the socialistic DemoPublicans. The RepubliCrat-built system is designed to absorb and dissipate the efforts of third parties, maintaining an unhealthy duopoly in which both parties expand spending, taxation and their power at the expense of yours. Voting for Libertarians has not always been useful, but now at the state level in New Hampshire they are proving somewhat effective. Selecting them on your ballot may be one small way you can counter government growth and reduce your level of complicity in the actions of the police state duopoly.