The days of freedom are fading fast in America. Our access to information will be further filtered by the government via a statist supported corporation. Lest you believe this libertarian is over reacting, please consider the announcement by Google today.
What any freedom loving American should be afraid of is the following:
The review teams — comprised of contractors known as “quality raters” — already comb through websites and other content to flag questionable items such as pornography. Google added “upsetting-offensive” in its latest guidelines for quality raters. Google declined to comment on the changes, which were reported in the blog Search Engine Land and elsewhere.
This begs the question, who decides what is “upsetting-offensive”? One will have to be quite naïve to think the new filters will not favor statist information and positions over facts and free thought given Google’s connections with the state. Look at this dated article and shudder, it is likely even more connected to the state today. In a old 2010 piece on techeye.net, the links between Google and the state are immense.
Some background. Google’s DC office contains 30 employees, nine of whom are registered lobbyists. In addition to this, Google has hired six to seven lobbying firms. Four management-level Google employees have accepted positions within the Obama Administration, and Eric Schmidt, CEO, and John Doerr, Board Member, served as Obama appointees on a key advisory board.
Given this, please support libertarian candidates even if they are lacking in purity.
Why is it the cowardly ruling elite or even the American people refuse to discuss the failing Ponzi schemes funding our entitlement programs? Could it be they and the vast majority of American people believe the funding will magically appear if they do not think about it; is it a ‘bad’ political move to acknowledge the abject failure of the state to uninformed voters; or is something else?
Looking at the systemic under funding/over promising of Americas’ sacrosanct social programs will certainly cause great distress to all but the most seriously financially illiterate but yet, this fast approaching catastrophe is all but ignored in our political discourse.
Referencing www.usdebtclock.org clearly shows over $104 trillion of under funding of the lefts’ Social Security and Medicare programs. I have yet to hear a cogent argument that this data is incorrect or that there is a real solution to this problem.
All Americans whether, statists or liberty seeking patriots should demand a honest debate of this problem before it is too late.
I have an aggregation of emotions when I read the Libertarian party platform. I am very refreshed, optimistic, and hopeful when reading the words within that document. My most serene belief is Americans and the world at large would be better off if our nation would adhere to the principles engrossed in the Libertarian party’s platform.
The document says what I really believe in terms of the role I, others, and the government should play within our society. It speaks of wonderful principles. For example, “we hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives”.1 What could be more uplifting than an acknowledgement of our own personal liberty.
The document also defines the proper role of government in protecting our personal liberty.
“We, on the contrary, deny the right of any government to do these things, and hold that where governments exist, they must not violate the rights of any individual: namely, (1) the right to life—accordingly we support the prohibition of the initiation of physical force against others; (2) the right to liberty of speech and action—accordingly we oppose all attempts by government to abridge the freedom of speech and press, as well as government censorship in any form; and (3) the right to property—accordingly we oppose all government interference with private property, such as confiscation, nationalization, and eminent domain, and support the prohibition of robbery, trespass, fraud, and misrepresentation”.2
Simultaneously, I feel quite melancholic when I delve into the Libertarian party platform because I fully understand its message is not being successfully communicated to Americans. If America is to realize something akin to liberty and self-determination the Libertarian party needs to step-up to the major leagues of the American political battlefield.