the Coalescing Global Nanny Police State
It should be no
surprise that US
continue to descend from the ranks of freeest nations . Our
professional political duopoly
fights to maintain their power against any outside voices . This is a
major cause of the ever ratcheting power of the state with minimal
distinction between the 2 in-power party offerings . A very simple
James Marshall demonstrates the stagnant convergence of
duopolies , which can only be sustained by
their control of the force of regulation ,
versus the dynamic separation of positions necessary when there are 3
or more voices . The model simply assumes " A
self-interested candidate will adjust his/her position to maximize the
votes gotten." . Click the image to run Marshell's actual
of 2 parties versus 3
This phenomenon is a major reason why I stress the necessity of
establishing the Libertarian
brand as a third voice . After the very open debates within all the
parties' primaries , the suppression of any outside
voices by the Commission on Presidential Debates is strikingly obscene
As relevant as when I
posted them in 2000 :
Gate Hearing video clips .
The Rule of the Market is Choice ; The Tool of
the State is Force
is available to speak on the Logic of Liberty . Just drop an email .
| Topics :
The Logic of Liberty.
Why the freedom of the marketplace is not only the moral choice, but
optimizes the wealth and welfare of the nation. The relationship
between money and power.
The Disastrous Illogic of the War on
Why Nanny Socialism has become the insidious morph of failed economic
Overview of Libertarian thought and
Integrating libertarian principle with the continual barrage of attacks
upon it and the suffering caused by those attacks.
War is the LifeBlood of
( Harry Browne , Libertarian Party
candidate for President , 1996 , 2000 )
( unedited ) CoSy Notes watching City Council voting 021218
/ ======================== / fri.dec.20021213 / ======================== /
City Council Smoking Ban testimony .
[ This is the first time I have been in this building in the
eighteen years I have lived in the neighborhood . It occurs to
me from the testimony I have heard , that apparently smokers
must be making more money than non-smokers . ]
My name is Bob Armstrong , I am the Manhattan Libertarian DaD , the
Drug Affairs Director . I live over by the fish market and am what
might be called a mathematical programmer . You can find this material
on my website CoSy.com along with links to other freedom resources
like NY.LP.org , and some views of dawn over the Brooklyn and
Manhattan bridges , and the mathematical form of a spire to rise
above our hole over here , and a lot of other things .
Given that only a handful of you have the courage or duty to face
those of us whose freedom you want to abridge , I will address my
comments to that Eye of History recording this - as a warning to
the still free people of the other Capitals of the World , a warning
of what is happening here Behind the back of Lady Liberty - the ever
encroaching grasp of the Nanny Police State who will now be sending
secret police into places where an attackable minority seek to get
together in pursuit of their individual happiness .
I'll admit I don't know how to get thru to our absent Political
masters . I would think it would give them pause that ordinary
people have come before you and simply quoted from the founding
documents of our fragile and crumbling experiment in Liberty .
No effect . For these "more-equal" do-gooders , these documents
are dead .
This is a very simple logical situation . CHOICE versus FORCE .
This Bloomberg led gang plans to extend the drug war , coercing
or criminalizing a huge number more of their fellow citizens .
And in the process , they shred not only our rights to property
and our freedoms of association and privacy , but rationality
I saw Bloomberg claim this law will save a thousand lives per
year . Hogwash . There are only forty thousand total deaths
under the age of 85 in this city each year .
It makes me question the analytics produced by his company ;
it makes more understandable how things like Enron can go on
[ My simple calculations based on numbers used in testimony
while sitting in the hearing give a maximum of about 17
deaths % year . ]
All of this arrogant tyrannical idiocy is , of course , great
for the Libertarian Party . Two years ago , there was no
Manhattan Libertarian Party . Now it is thriving and active and
carrying on the most vibrant political conversation on the
web . One of our new members , Andrea Snell , has done an amazing
job putting together a "Speech Fest" all afternoon at Union Square ,
this Sunday December 15th celebrating "Bill of Rights" day . Get
there to hear ; get there to speak .
Finally , let me describe one of the businesses you are about
to kill . About 2 days after 0911 , I headed north to find some
place with electricity which had a television . I ended up at
Tony's on Mulberry , a landmark in Little Italy which I had
passed many times but never gone in . I'm a cigar smoker .
Tony is an OLD cigar smoker . On the walls are caricatures of
him serving Marilyn Monroe , photos of him with Frank Sinatra
and with Ronald Reagan -- always with a cigar in his mouth .
To tell this old man that he cannot smoke his cigar in his
bar which he inherited from his father is a CRIME .
For the sake of Domestic Tranquility and Prosperity , stop this
insane drive to control other people's lives .
You are not our superiors . Demonstrations in the streets is the
best you can hope for .
See also :
NYC Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harrassment
New York City Council contact info
/ ======================== / sat.mar.20030329 / ======================== /
/ 1327 / FOR Manhattan Libertarian Press Event @ Philip Morris Hq
THE RULE OF THE MARKET IS CHOICE ;
THE TOOL OF THE STATE IS FORCE .
I HAVE NEVER IN MY 58 YEARS BEEN SO DISGUSTED AND
SCARED BY THE TRAMPLING BY OUR POLITICAL CLASS OF
THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES OF OUR COURTRY WHICH GAVE US
SUCH RELATIVE PEACE AND PROSPERITY FOR 2 CENTURIES .
WE ARE IN FOR CONTINUING HARD TIMES .
WAR IS THE LIFE BLOOD OF THE STATE
AND RIGHT NOW THE STATE IS IN PIG HEAVEN .
THE STATE , IN THE NAME OF PEACE AND DEMOCRACY
LAUNCHES GLOBAL WAR AND HEGEMONY
THE STATE , IN THE NAME OF WAR ON POVERTY TAKES A
THIRD OFF THE TABLE BETWEEN YOU AND ANYONE YOU
CHOOSE TO DO BUSINESS WITH .
OF COURSE , THEY DO IT FOR YOUR OWN GOOD ,
ONE OR THE OTHER OR BOTH OF YOU ,
DESPITE THE OVERWHELMING HISTORICAL PROOF THAT
FREEDOM , NOT THIRD PARTY FORCE , CREATES THE
GREATEST GOOD .
THE STATE , IN THE NAME OF THE WAR ON DRUGS
MAKES IT A CRIME TO GROW PLANTS THAT HUMANITY HAS
LIVED WITH SINCE BEFORE RECORDED HISTORY .
NOW , WITHOUT THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT WHICH WAS STILL
UNDERSTOOD TO BE NECESSARY FOR SUCH A FLAGRANT VIOLATION
OF OUR CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS FROM THE POLITICAL CLASS
WHEN ALCOHOL PROHIBITION WAS ATTEMPTED IN 1919 ,
THE STATE IS EXTENDING ITS WAR ON ( SOME ) DRUGS TO
TOBACCO EVEN IN PRIVATE PUBS AND CLUBS .
MICHAEL BLOOMBERG AND GEORGE PETAKI AND THEIR FELLOW
NANNY NAZIS AMONG OUR LEGISLATORS CLAIM THE POWER TO DENY
MY RIGHT , BOB ARMSTRONG'S RIGHT , AND JOSEPH DOBRIAN'S
RIGHT , AND GARY SNYDER'S RIGHT , AND YOUR
RIGHT TO RELAX PEACEFULLY , AS WE CHOOSE ,
WITH OUR FRIENDS AND OUR HOSTS WHO PAY THE RENT .
THEY HAVE ALREADY PUT IN THE REQUESTS TO HIRE , WITH THE
MONEY THEY TAKE FROM US , SPECIAL SECRET NANNY POLICE TO
TO EXPLOIT THE CORRUPTION AND FINES OF THIS NEW
CRIMINALIZATION OF THE POPULATION .
DISGUSTING AND FRIGHTENING .
U.S. , US .
LAND OF THE FREE
USED TO BE .
Email to all Council
members after a bouncer was killed trying to
enforce the new smoking ban .
/ ======================== / sat.apr.20030412 / ======================== /
From: Bob Armstrong
Subject: Congratulations on first blood
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 11:33:51 -0400
To: < council.nyc.ny.us >
To all of you who voted for it :
Congratulations on the first fatality induced by your extension of the
war on drugs to tobacco . Just 12 days .
You must feel a pride which will last your lifetime .
Now your failure to appreciate the wisdom of each of our Bill of Rights
for "ensuring domestic tranquility" , by your effort to try to deny many
hundreds of thousands of your fellow citizens the Right to Relax in
the manner they choose , has led to death , increasing New York City's
death rate for the year in a very unambiguous way .
As with Alcohol prohibition , for which the Constitution was amended for
a dozen years , the insanity and immorality of this unconstitutional war
on peaceful fellow citizens who find calm or solace or ease of pain or
attentiveness or insight or concentration or happiness from herbs and
their extracts that humanity has lived with and cultivated since before
history is ever more vivid .
To hear that Mr. Bloomberg was joking with a lit cigarette of some
kind the same evening , and knowing of his joking about enjoying
marihuana , shows a callous hypocritic arrogant disregard for individual
I will remind you , as I closed my testimony before you December 15:
For the sake of Domestic Tranquility and Prosperity , stop this
insane drive to control other people's lives .
You are not our superiors . Demonstrations in the streets is the
best you can hope for .
See : http://cosy.com/Liberty.htm#SmokingBan
We in the Libertarian Party , with our meager resources but growing
numbers , will do every thing we can think of to target each of your
campaigns for reelection and use this death as our first exhibit .
Bob Armstrong ,
Drug Affairs Director
Bob Armstrong -- http://CoSy.com -- 212-285-1864
Ultimate Computing Environment : http://cosy.com/K/CoSy.htm
A WTC vision : http://cosy.com/CoSy/ConicAllConnect/
2003/04/14 9:49:16 AM
|from NYC 2003 Voter Guide
PRO: NYC Open Primary Ballot Proposal
by Bob Armstrong
[The following statement was submitted for publication in the NYC
Campaign Finance Board Voter's Guide. ï¿½Ed.]
While the proposed open primary followed by a runoff between the top two
vote getters may not be optimal, it breaks our current virtual monopoly
of the ballot by a particular political class: the registered members of
a single political party.
The proposal enfranchises the 1.3 million of us who choose not to join
that monopoly and encourages any group of us, who support any one of us
enough to collect 900 signatures, to add their choice to the political
Democracy is what brings market freedom to the control of the state's
monopoly on the use of force. In the everyday marketplace, each dollar
you spend is a vote for the provider of the goods you choose. In the
political marketplace, your vote is like having a couple of dollars to
spend every couple of years.
In this age when state force is replacing individual decision in more
and more aspects of our economic and social lives, this proposal may be
the most lasting positive legacy of these times. To remain a World
Capital in governance as well as talent - because the talent will leave
if the governance is not competitive - vote YES for Open Primaries.
New Yorkers in our self proclaimed "Capital of the World" have just
elected a cruel and honorless con artist to be our Senator . See
Video Clips of Travel Office Staff in
their own words .
All people of Honor must evaluate their political philosophy in light
of these facts .
Dems did not argue that the gross malfeasance did not happen .
Their lack of care about real , criminal , harm to real people has done
great harm to our country .
| The Global Warming Scam
particularly disturbs me because I can understand the real stuff . here
is a letter I sent about the subject . See
views/warm for more .
From: Bob Armstrong < email@example.com >
Subject: Golbal Warming , the ultimate Political Hubris
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 20:46:14 -0400
To: < firstname.lastname@example.org >
Happened to click to your Placebo effect article .
Glad to see that you include the fact that there are some of
us who understand 100 year old physics , particularly what's
now being called the 0th law of thermodynamics , to understand
it's simply impossible for creatures on the surface of a sphere
to change its mean temperature other than by actually creating
Thought experiment : Put a black marble and a white marble in
your refrigerator with thermcouples buried at their centers .
Asymptotically which is hotter ?
Float them in orbit next to the space station .
Which is hotter ?
The idea that we can change the temperature of the plant by
changing the insulative properties of the atmosphere is a
21st century equivalent of believing in a flat earth in the
That the global statists who would run our lives display
such lack of understanding of freshman physics is why I
have come to consider them the most dangerous entities on
our planet .
-- Bob Armstrong -- http://CoSy.com -- 2001/08/01 7:50:25 PM
Flag Burning email in
response to ConservativeHQ e-petition
From: Bob Armstrong < email@example.com >
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 23:29:56 -0400
To: < firstname.lastname@example.org >
CC: < email@example.com >
Dear Mr. Viguerie ,
You don't seem to be very set up to receive opinions .
I received your email about immolating our freedom of
expression for the sake of cloth and paper replicas of
the symbol of our State which has been so disgraced by
the failure of the Senators and Rehnquist to cleanse
itself of the Clintons that in comparison any physical
act against a piece of cloth is immaterial .
If this totalitarian shredding of this remnant of our
tattered Bill of Rights ever comes close to succeeding ,
count me to be on the streets with a million other
Libertarians burning the new sanctioned symbol of
oppression , waiting in line to be prisoned in body
as well as speech .
You should be ashamed of yourself ; you dishonor
the tradition of term "conservative" .
Used to be Land of the Free . Not in the 21st century .
-- Bob Armstrong -- http://CoSy.com -- 212-285-1864
|/ 20020705 /
Pledge versus the Oath , Jim Peron , Ideas on Liberty -
May 2001 .
Bob Armstrong on "Pledge of Allegiance"
to note that George Washington's common invocation was simply to
"Providence" , no more formal deity .
POLITICAL LINKS :
If you don't see C-SPAN you do not know what
goes on in this country .
| The ideas of the Left are both superficial
and audacious and therefore
quite comforting to most of people most of the time ; the ideas of the
right are both deep and humble and therefore less attractive to most of
the people most of the time .
aniversery Heyak's Road to Serfdom
must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and
concealing truth. We can and must write in a language which sows among
the masses hate, revulsion, scorn, and the like, towards those who
disagree with us.
Lenin quoted in Max
Eastman : Reflections on the Failure of Socialism
Warming alarmist Stephen
Schneider : "it
is journalistically irresponsible to present both sides as though it
were a question of balance. ... I don't set very
much store by looking at the direct evidence. ... To avert the risk we
need to get some broad-based support, to capture public imagination.
That, of course, means getting loads of media coverage. So we have to
offer up some scary scenarios, make some simplified dramatic statements
and little mention of any doubts one might have. ... Each of us has to
decide what the right balance is between being effective and being
Bob Armstrong's e-mails
Libertarian Activist :
- New York State Libertarian Party
have active open discussion group
Meetings on 2nd Wednesdays .
( I'm the webmaster )
- Libertarian Freedom Council
Yahoo group maintained by Dr Tom Stevens , NY LP Campus Outreach .
Libertarian Outreach :
LIBERATOR excellent biweekly
- International Society for Individual Liberty
interesting animation w Mike Oldfield music .
Brands Liberty News
Great Cartoon collection !
for a Libertarian Society New Group in
Project Podcast web talk radio
Libertarian Theory :
von Mises Institute Named in
honor of one of the Greats of the first half of the 20th century .
- Murray Rothbard : The taxing power defines
the state in the same way that theft defines a robber.
- Particularly good : Jeffrey
Herbener The New Vampire Economy:
Banks and the Socialization of Investment. Including facts about Great
for Economic Education
FEEï¿½is a voice for individual liberty and
responsibility, private property, free markets, constitutionally
limited government and the rule of law.
Problem with Pure Libertarianism
Edward Feser .
history of the philosophical roots . A bit shallow in its
final analysis . I would describe my own libertarianism as Darwinian
which aligns me with the least restrictive "contractualist" side of the
divide Feser articulates , what Michael Badnarik has referred to as the
"Platnum Rule" : Don't do to others what you would not have them do to
Cato Institute WDC
Libertarian Think Tank
Institute & their Fabiani Society
vast right-wing conspiracy
- NYC Junto
hosted by Victor
. My first exposure to the Libertarian community . Many interesting and
substantial speakers over the years . One of the sorts of events which
makes New York City worth living in despite it's increasing lack of
liberty . Surprisingly to me , it has shown itself to contain a number
a substantial Bush preemptive war supporting zionists - a profoundly
non-libertarian philosophy proven to cause great disorder .
Economic Freedom Analytics
- Election Methods Org
voting methods providing better representation of the electorate's
von Hayek 1974 Nobel Prize Lecture
The Pretence of Knowledge
Applies to the Global Warming scare mongers today . Incidentally , if
you go to the 1 star ratings of "Road to Serfdom" cited in my reading
list on the right , you will see some incredible diatribes by people
who apparently can't comprehend what they are reading .
Browne Libertarian Party
presidential candidate 1996 , 2000 .
- Lew Rockwell
Lew Rockwell, founder of the Mises
Institute is an opponent of the central state, its wars and its
- Jim Powell's
Liberty Story Historical
- Jim Bovard
Meticulously documented Horror
Stories , consequences of Statism
Power by David J. Theroux, Founder and President, The
Independent Institute : World War I
journalist Randolph Bourne correctly stated, "War is the
health of the State."
- Holistic Politics :
Freedom vs Equality Carl S.
Milsted, Jr. Phd
- Louis Kelso
Inventor of the
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and co-author of
The Capitalist Manifesto . Google also
for "Robert Ashford binary economics"
EU Banning Natural Medicines
- Rex Curry
especially Stop the
Pledge strident but accurate
history of the Nationalist Socialist roots of the Pledge of Allegiance
Blog : "A provocative take on politics and
culture from a skeptical, libertarian point of view"
http://online.wsj.com/ ; Sex, Drugs and
Rock 'n' Roll ; SUSAN LEE
| Libertarianism is
simplicity itself. It proceeds from a single, quite
beautiful, concept of the primacy of individual liberty that, in turn,
infuses notions of free markets, limited government and the importance
of property rights. In terms of public policy, these notions translate
into free trade, free immigration, voluntary military service and user
fees instead of taxes. Sometimes these policies are argued in a totally
unforgiving way so that it's not easy to separate the lunatics from the
libertarians. But it's a snap to separate libertarians from
Me (or "What Life Has Taught Me")
Post on LPNY by student at University of Memphis 041201
Corporate Income Tax is Stupid and Disfunctional
Jane ( Marion ) Galt Blog
US Treasury Missing $ Trillions
due to acounting which would result in jail if in the private sector
- Term Limits
Excellent NewsLetter Common
Sense by Paul Jacobs
- Conservative Battleline
edited by Donald Devine excellent new (2004)
libertarian leaning web journal
- Free Republic
blog for people with a critically rational individualist
SELF DEFENSE (
second amendment ) :
The Supreme Court and the Second Amendment . 20170109 replaces dead : US DOJ
memorandum confirming that
the second amendment protects the right of an individual to bear arms
- Gun Laws -
Australian experience Armed
robbery up .44 in one year
But , see
snopes.com/crime/statistics/ausguns Urban Legends .
- John Lott Jr:
[ Australian ] Weapons bans miss the mark
The WAR ON some DRUGS
( links not necessarily Libertarian yet )
: The legitimate powers of
government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others.
stuck in the quagmire By Robert Hardaway Excellent overview with statistics and
- Preston Peet's
Policy Central Drug War Clock ; links to Radio , Facts
, News and Forum ****
Very much my strong view on right and inevitablity of the species to
evolve in a symbiotic relationship with the cocktail in which we exist
the FDA Threatens Vaccine Supplies Arthur E. Foulkes
The notion of the FDA having life
and death decisions over your life is NUTs
- The American
Conservative : In
Praise of Laudanum No tyrannical European king or
dictator even dreamed of so intruding on the private lives of
individuals as to interfere with access to pain relief and
psychological equilibrium. At least not until
FDRï¿½s Harry Anslinger, of the Bureau of Narcotics
and Dangerous Drugs
Forchion NJWEEDMAN ,
First Amendment Activist
Real Video *****
murder of Ashley by Pete Brady (08 Oct,
2003) in Cannabis Culture
- Doug Greene's Drug War Link Collection
- Erin Hildebrandt's Parents Ending Prohibition
- Law Enforcement Against
A War in America
- Bob Armstrong's
comments at Dana Beal's Millennium Marahuana March
Drug War Carol Animation based
on the Dickens plot .
Armstrong @ MMM " 1 of the good
guys " T-shirt made for 2000 NY-8 Congressional campaign
of the War to Tobacco , the herb that made America :
Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harrassment Audrey Silk's
Lemieux reviews Jacob Sullum's "For Your Own Good:"
The Anti-smoking Crusade
and the Tyranny of Public Health. (Ref by Audry Silk
Hand Smoke Scam Facts and NYS
"loophole" . A generally libertarian site
- FORCES . org
most read website on public health frauds and politics
NY & C :
- No Subway Searches Org
formed 2005 07 25
- Rotting Apple : The future of New York
City. Chistopher E.
Baldwin , National Review . 030108
is Manhattan So Expensive?
paper by Edward L. Glaeser , Professor of
Economics, Harvard University and Joseph Gyourko Professor of Real
Estate and Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
- Empire Page
NY Politics &
- Manhattan Libertarian
Village Choice Weekly edited
by Jim Lesczynski
Wish by : Werner
The following 2
require list sign-up to read .
- Bob Armstrong's comments on the NY Libertarian
- Bob Armstrong's comments on the Manhattan
Libertarian discussion group
Peak Economics Club
- Colorado Council on Economic
FIRST AMENDMENT :
Newsletter with a global net perspective .
- Open Secrets
to Money in Politics .
- First Amendment
Clearing House NEWS
YOU WON'T FIND ON CNN OR FOX Mooooo's
Yan's Earthling Network
MNN Cable TV show . Interesting view .
Cost of War :
$750,000,000,000 in 2004
- Rahul Mahajan's
Empire Notes Mid East Blog
Tech Central Station Extra! UN
Embraces Free Markets!
- Robert James Bidinotto
Human values versus the "Environmentalist" philosophy of death
- Paul Driessen's
Green Power. Black Death. <\b> A book and growing
bring freedom, health and prosperity to the
worldï¿½s poorest citizens
- CoSy on Global Warming
- At the Top of the list , of course , is :
Automated digest of news from
untold numbers of sources
you don't see C-SPAN you do not know what goes on in this country .
- Link TV
Global News sources
important is Mosaic
Daily clips from Middle East TV
News programs . On MMN Ch 34 in Manhattan
- Amy Goodman's
Must cut thru the naive
EnviroSocioStatism , but much more direct content than a typical Mass
Media news program
- I’ve found “Vladimir Bukovksy, the
63-year old former Soviet dissident, fears that the European Union is
on its way to becoming another Soviet Union.” , http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/865
, all too enlightening .
- The Myth of
Health Insurance The Therapeutic
State , Thomas Szasz , FEE 2003
: Conservative Libertarian page
Lots of Links
view I don't share on Intellectual Property rights .
- Separatist, Para-military, Military,
Intelligence, and Political ( Terrorist ) Organizations
absolutely screwiest website I have ever seen The
Voluntary Human Extinction Movement
examples of Free Market Global
Charity : What about the Poor? By Barry
Imagine if YOU had the
money the government takes from YOU to support charities YOU feel are
efficient and honest .
Food Bank NYC
National Center for
501(c)3 data and 990
Note the contrast between the standards of our political leaders and
the precision expected by Harry J. Gray, then Chairman and CEO, United
Technologies , in the underlying ad from the Wall Street Journal , 1986
11 13 .