The Southwestern Missouri Libertarian Issue #10 January-March 1995 Copyright 1995. People are at liberty to copy this newsletter in whole or in part for non-profit purposes provided they properly attribute copied portions to The Southwestern Missouri Libertarian. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Newsletter Purpose & Intent: To Educate, inform, and keep in touch with members and sympathizers of the Libertarian Party. The views expressed herein are those of the editor and writers of this newsletter, not necessarily those of the Libertarian Party. Now that "Show Me Freedom," the official Mo LP paper is back up and kicking, this newsletter will devote full time to pursuing Libertarian ideology. This paper has never been "objective" and I don't intend to start now. The dirty truth is good enough for me. If anyone out there is able to string words together well enough to avoid embarrassment to both themselves and this paper, their contributions will certainly be welcomed by the editor. Editor: Martin Lindstedt ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contents: Monologue Liberty's Calendar Shots Heard Around the Immediate Vicinity Practical Issues & Answers -- In a Just Society... Welfare for All or None My Disclosure At The Deputy AIDS Czar Confirmation Hearings -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ** Monologue ** * What Newtie's Mom told Connie "Just between us" Chung wasn't really that much of a secret. * Surgeon General Elders was in her finest form when answering a foreign socialist's pandering query concerning the advisability of teaching masturbation in public schools. A fine idea, she opined. We agree as to the appropriateness of location. Where else but in public schools can and should such things be taught? "Every ..." masturbation "a planned and wanted ..." masturbation. Though some reactionaries might observe that formal teaching in masturbation is certainly not really necessary in this country, we couldn't avoid diddling over some of the public policy questions involved: (a) What about the self-esteem of any nipper flunking Basic Masturbation 101? (b) Will tax dollars be involved? If so, what will be do with religious fanatics bombing masturbation clinics? (c) Will Penthouse and Hustler achieve textbook status? Will the writers of formula letters detailing highly improbable sexual equipment and situations to the above magazines be formally recognized for their valuable contributions to society? No more amusement from that quarter. The First Coward promptly threw poor Joycelyn to the wolves, thus ending the service of his only follower too loud and too stupid to effectively steal. * The First Crook's nominee for Surgeon General was a melanin-enhanced clone in the truthfulness department named Foster. Foster initially called abortion a "failure," said he "abhors abortion" and had only performed "fewer than a dozen" in his long career as an ob/gyn. But then the truth came out, like it always does with this administration. Foster had performed 39 abortions, then possibly hundreds. He supervised a drug test that led to 55 'failures,' with a hope for more and he served on the board of Planned Parenthood in 1979-80. Somehow he got over his professed abhorrence. Finally, he served on a health board that was made aware of the infamous Tuskegee Project in 1969, although he says he didn't know of this study until 1972. (The Tuskegee Project was the code name for the U.S. Public Health Service using poor black Alabama sharecroppers as guinea pigs to study the long-term effects of syphilis) The litmus test for Clinton Administration appointees is mendacity and/or blackmail. Can you lie as much as the First Crook or do you have the full dirt? Joycelyn Elders got the nod because she covered up for the First Crook's mother incompetently killing a number of her nursing patients. Foster can't tell the truth. Excellent Clinton appointees. Does America really need a Surgeon General. No? Then let the office die or kill it until it is dead. * The First Crook bored the nation sillier the evening of Jan. 24 with his hour and a half State of the Union Address, trying to unveil the New New New . . . New Bill Clinton. "We didn't hear America singing. We heard America shouting. Now we must say: (Something you might be stupid enough to fall for???) We hear you. We will work together to earn your trust." (Fat chance.) The First Crook pandered and sleezed, trying to make people think he's a New Republican, but nobody bought it. The funniest moment came when he mentioned that some Democrats were not there because they had "dared to help the American people" by supporting "their crime bill" and banning assault weapons or some such deceitful drivel and a few Republicans clapped at the notion of them being gone. Speaker Gingrich shot them a look usually given mischievous children. The press had made much of the fact that Republicans were cautioned not to boo the First Crook and this applause when the First Crook had left no applause moment in his speech was their way of getting around the ban. New Jersey Governor Christine Whitman gave a short "Before I begin, let me assure you I am not going to ask for equal time," speech informing the First Crook that the "people want less government, lower taxes and less spending from the Federal Government." In summary, the First Crook lied, sleezed, and tried to pull a fast one, the Republicans listened far too respectfully, and the rest of the country didn't bother. * What does Orange County, Joplin Missouri, and Barings Bank have in common? They allowed employees to play fast and loose with their money by investing in derivatives, a risky form of investment equivalent to betting which housefly will buzz off a lump of manure first. As a result, these entities lost most of the money entrusted them by foolish people. In a 60 Minutes piece, it was predicted by one analyst that you could "throw darts at a map of the United States" and find someone who will be burnt by derivatives. Since private companies tend to invest in capital goods, and the Feds sell T-bills, it will be local government entities and pension funds that get hurt most. There are more bankruptcies than ever before and wages are stagnant. Banks are not lending money to expand businesses. Instead, they are paying their depositors three percent and loaning money at high rates to speculate, and much of this speculation is in derivatives. This so-called economic recovery is not really invested in real growth, it is paper chasing paper. The prudent expect collapse in the stock market. * The First Crook is for eliminating the Glass-Steagal Act, a 1930's act passed forbidding banks to get into investment services. This was passed in reaction to big banks like Chase Manhattan and City Bank selling their worthless stocks to depositors. But this is the era of government bailouts for socialist governments and big banks; it's about time that small-time depositors join taxpayers in getting screwed. * Fight-Like-A-Dog-For-You Department: Newt Gingrich said that the Republicans were "trying to be very, very helpful" in helping the First Crook get $40 billion in funding to prop up the Mexican Peso, the $18 billion already allotted to rathole restoration not having worked. The Republicans couldn't get it through, so the First Crook signed an Executive Order and gave Mexico $20 billion directly, with the International Monetary Fund to help "co-sign" the other $20 billion. U.S. taxpayers fund the majority of IMF and World Bank loans. The Executive Order tapped funds related to propping up the dollar. Since then, the Fed tried to prop up the dollar against the German mark and Japanese yen, but the attempt didn't work. So the dollar is falling in value to every honest currency except for the Canadian dollar and Mexican peso, which are falling in tandem with the dollar. One of the benefits of NAFTA. * Judy Moriarty was finally removed from office Dec. 12, 1994 after the Missouri Supreme Court found her guilty of impeachable misconduct by back dating her son's election paper work. Ms. Moriarty claimed her son had filed before the deadline, and that employees out to destroy her had delayed the paperwork, so she was just setting matters right. In any case, she was not available to prevent state legislators from improperly adding words to the Hancock II petition. Your editor, who has listened to Ms. Moriarty tell her side of the story, believes that her ouster for such a minor misdemeanor was planned to get her out of the way so that Hancock II, with its implications in curtailing cancerous state and local government growth, would fail. On the very first day of the new session, Jan 4, Moriarty's governor-appointed successor, Rebecca Cook, stifled a Democrat rebellion to finish Bob Griffin's chances to be re-elected House Speaker by holding voting open for over three hours until Bob Griffin and his cronies twisted enough Democrat arms to ensure a tie. The next day, Griffin had a chance to gather in an additional stray Democrat, so he gets to serve an additional term as Speaker, unless he is convicted for corruption. One bitter Republican legislator said "Judy Moriarty would have been more honest." Yes, she would have. So why didn't you support her? * How not to write a legal motion or plea for justice in a Southwest Missouri court: "Yah's (God's) judgment . . . for the crime committed by those who are responsible for stealing Robert Joos Jr., as son of Yah ... shall surely come on them in haste. That demandant shall not be responsible for their blood but their blood shall come upon them when the saints of Yah arise! This warning I am commanded to give in hopes that those judges who prolong this theft without redemption, will repent and see the righteous of Yah's law. " Mr. Bob Joos was charged for tampering with a judicial officer as a result of writing the above motion. His accomplices Yah and his Saints were not held or indicted, however. Toward the end of the year, Prosecutor Schoeberl wanted to railroad the charge on through before he became a Joplin judge. He was quite annoyed when the upcoming prosecutor decided to drop the charges at the belated request of the "victim" judge. So he fired the assistant prosecutor, refiled the charges, then got huffy when his term ended and the new prosecutor dismissed the charges again. Meanwhile the judicial rats are running for cover. Mr. Joos is counterattacking by suing Benton County Ark. for $30,000 and McDonald County, Mo. for $2 million in Federal court for human rights abuses. He has nothing else better to do, as he sits in jail on a misdemeanor conviction for serving a false restraining order and awaiting felony trials for resisting arrest, and unlawful weapon charges arising from a raid on his farm. Some may call Mr. Joos a religious nut, but as long as people like Mr. Joos continue to fight the corrupt system in place, he buys time for patriots to get organized and ready. When Mr. Joos falls, then the government will come after us. * At the January state meeting, Bill Johnson's request to become Executive Director of the Missouri Libertarian Party became a reality. He did not get everything he wanted, like the overt moral support to bring forward the 10th Amendment Coalition under the Libertarian banner, but he got enough authority to act, and that is all that is necessary for a strong man. One delegate was overheard to say, "The earth has moved," meaning that the jealous party barons have given up some of their power. An accurate assessment. There is a split, a growing away, between the intellectuals who founded the Party and the militants who found militias and want their freedoms -- NOW -- and will do whatever it takes to get them. In the Springfield area, the intellectuals call the militant faction the "Shooters" and the Shooters call the intellectual faction the "Pud-pullers." The Editor of this seditious rag is a Shooter. * The "Contract with Amerika" that the Republicans bashed the Democrats over the head with is bogged down. Their hundred days are nearly up. They didn't get a Balanced Budget Amendment, they allowed GATT to pass and Clinton to steal nearly $60 billion to prop up the big banks, they are backing off from term limits now that they are the majority. The Republicans saw the size of Social Security and the middle class entitlements and they flinched, then tucked their tails between their legs. There was a call, now a chorus, soon a shout for a new third party. Why is this upcoming political earthquake being dissipated upon the likes of Ross Perot or Colin Powell? Why is it that when the media talk about the movement for a third party the libertarians are not even mentioned? Could it be that us LIBERTARIANS are not doing our job? If we do the job, will we not harvest the reward? ------------------------------------------------------------------------- In the Springfield Area Contact: Bill Johnson, Executive Director Missouri Libertarian Party, 10th Amendment Coalition 2005-I East Kearney Springfield Missouri 65803 Office Phone (417) 889-1776 WATS Line 1-800-838-1776 In the Joplin Area contact: Martin Lindstedt, Editor Southwestern Missouri Libertarian Rt. 2, Box 2008 Granby, MO 64844 (417) 472-6901 --------------------------------------------- Liberty's Calendar Springfield Meeting: Every third Tuesday of the month, at 7:30 p.m. at the Southwest Missouri Libertarian Party Headquarters, 2005-I East Kearney, Springfield, MO. 65803. Phone 417-889-1776. The Party headquarters is among a small suite of buildings next to a Walmart on Kearney Street. Springfield Public Access Cable TV: Liberty This Week shows a variety of Libertarian oriented shows at the following times each week. Sunday on Channel 18 at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday on Channel 19 at 10:30 p.m. Thursday an Channel 19 at 5:30 p.m. Prematurely Arrived: Freedom Board BBS, 2400 Baud, 417-863-9449. Springfield Area. Since Feb. 1. Remember, the most productive attribute of a patriot is patience. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ** Shots Heard 'Round the Immediate Vicinity ** * Wealth of nations * First Orange County, then Mexico, yesterday Joplin, tomorrow . . . Government agencies have limited choices of where to invest public moneys -- either in government securities or in private hands, maybe some mixture of both. In the long term, and, increasingly in the short term, both investments are doomed. What backs all government securities is the conceit that if the government must, it can confiscate private property using legal cover of higher taxation. But all such schemes come to an end. If the populace knuckles under, eventually it is rewarded with the abject poverty it deserves and there is nothing left worth stealing. Or the populace rises up and lynches the tax-collectors and those who spurred them on. Private companies produce things. But if they are successful they won't be allowed to keep what they produce. While some government money may be invested in private hands, another unit of the same or a different government will gobble down the proceeds first. Eventually those who struggle to produce for themselves face the choice of being overwhelmed by public demands, or of trying to shelter more of what they earn, either by creative accounting or by producing less so the government takes its unwanted attentions elsewhere. There can be no security for government funds unless the government remembers that the true "Wealth of Nations" is in the freedom and prosperity of its private citizens. Martin Lindstedt Granby, Missouri 64844 Editor's note: This Letter to the Editor was published in the Jan. 23 issue of The Joplin Globe after it was revealed that the financial officer had lost over $15 out of $23 million in surplus funds invested in derivatives. Since then, the City of Joplin has been looking for scapegoats. * Foolhardy city * The elderly are always cautioned to be careful with their money, not to invest in get-rich schemes. I cannot believe our city officials would be stupid enough to invest our money so foolishly. I knew they were greedy but couldn't believe that greedy. Why are they always wanting more money and still have $23 million to play around with? Why didn't they use Joplin banks? At least our money would be safe. If our officials can't do better, then it is time for a change. Beulah Chinn Joplin, MO, printed Feb. 1 in The Joplin Globe * Remember Waco * The two federal officers who were fired for ordering the April 19, 1993 premeditated murder of the Branch Davidians near Waco must feel like they have been on extended vacation. The two were quietly rehired on Dec. 21, 1994, and will receive 16 months back pay and all benefits. Any involvement with Waco has been forever erased from their personnel file. The 86 men, women, children and babies inside the compound did not fare so well. Those not killed by the unlawful use of CS gas were cremated by the fire that destroyed the building. The Waco Fire Department was held back several miles when they tried to get to the fire. If the stated purpose was to serve a search warrant, why were body bags ordered two weeks in advance? Why were area hospitals called and told to receive burn victims even before the raid began? Why did it take nine months of planning and training just to serve a warrant? Wasn't this a job for the local sheriff, who had served a warrant there two years before? Why did it take ATF, FBI, Texas Rangers, Delta Forces, U.S. Marshalls, U.S. Customs Service employees, Waco Police Department, McLennan County Sheriff's office, and 131 members of the Texas Department of Public Safety? Why were attack helicopters, flame-throwing tanks, and so many agents used just to serve a warrant? Those lucky enough to survive the murderous raid went through a sham trial and many were given 40-year prison terms. Each and every one must pay $1.2 million in restitution plus thousands in fines? For what? I believe they fired in self-defense. Newt Gingrich now says there should be an investigation. I definitely remember Bill Clinton and Janet Reno saying they took full responsibility. That might be a good place to start. Ms. Reno was concerned about child abuse. She later admitted the information was wrong. But it's too late for all those who were shot, gassed or burned to death. The remains of 29 of the Davidians were finally buried last October in a pauper's grave, in a pouring rain, without benefit of a prayer. You may or may not agree with their lifestyle or their religion, but Mount Carmel was their home. Mount Carmel was their church. And they were Americans who were murdered by the U.S. government. Will your church be next? Evelyn Sims Carthage, MO Editor's note: This Letter to the Editor of The Joplin Globe was printed on Feb. 2, 1995. Mrs. Sims is one of four libertarian-oriented letter writers to this paper. Once in a while the mainstream press screws up, is caught napping, and prints something so true like this. * Clinton had no right to stick it to taxpayers * Article I (Legislative Branch) Section 9 of the United States Constitution says, "No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law." Note that the U.S. Constitution says nothing about Executive Order being sufficient to send billions of dollars to foreign countries or "co-signing" loans to Mexico, even if cowardly congressmen and senators allow this. For it is Congressional cowardice that allows another $40 billion to be tossed into the Mexican rathole. None of them, Republican or Democrat, have the courage to appropriate the money to "save" Mexico or to just let Mexico slide into economic collapse. They don't have the courage to impeach Clinton for violating the Treasury and the Constitution -- not yet. Instead they'll safely sit on the "I told him so" sidelines. So who benefits from the $18 billion already invested and the $40 billion co-signed and the billions more to come? Fat, stupid, rich bankers and corporations who have already invested in Mexico and fear default and loss of market share. Mexican politicians. Swiss banks. So who loses from this deal? Let's see. $58 billion divided by 260 million people equals $223.08 each -- your share so far. Doesn't it give you a warm feeling? No? Well, perhaps we can all pay for it if we'll only harden our hearts and gas the welfare moms and their grubby little kids first. Martin Lindstedt 231 words Granby, Missouri Printed Feb 6 in the Springfield News Leader. The Joplin Globe got first chance, promised to publish, then wussed out. * Clinton's End Run * Any of you concerned by the end run President Clinton made around Congress for the bailout of Mexico? Sort of smells of a dictatorship, doesn't it? Unbeknownst to most American citizens, we do have a dictatorship and this recent end run around Congress is just another example of the dictatorial powers of the president. It all began March 4, 1993, with the War Powers act allowing the president to "declare war" on an internal emergency. The War Powers Act eliminates the Constitution and Bill of Rights and gives total control to the president. If one remembers, or has read about it, this power was given to President Roosevelt to deal with the run on the banks, where the citizens were trying to reclaim the money and gold they had deposited in the banks. The gold and money were not there and created the need for this emergency power. This law is the "rule of necessity" and necessity knows no law. Since 1933 the War Powers Act has been in effect; consequently, since then we have been existing without the protection of the Constitution or Bill of Rights. Sort of makes all the discussions regarding constitutionality nebulous, doesn't it, as well as the need for a Congress. By law, only the President can rescind the War Powers Act and none of the presidents since 1933 has rescinded these dictatorial powers. Based on the War Powers Act we have been in a state of emergency for 62 years. Many of the laws we are currently operating under emanate from the "Trading With the Enemy Act" of 1917. The foreign enemy in that act was changed to include the citizens of the United States as the enemy in 1933. L. Roger Kellermeyer Carthage, MO Editor's Note: This letter was printed in The Joplin Globe on Feb. 8. Roger is one of the libertarian/conservative letter writers to the Globe. * Jeff City Saga * I have been reading, listening and watching the news coverage of Jefferson City concerning election of the General Assembly's Speaker of the House of Representatives. To hear Bob Griffin claim his innocence in working for the gambling interests -- that he has done nothing wrong and has nothing to hide -- suggests the same thing we heard from Bill Webster and Judy Moriarty. For any legislator to take on a gambling client in their private law practice, as regulated as gambling is, to me doesn't make good sense. It strikes me as someone who is totally out of touch with why he was sent to Jefferson City in the first place. After watching Secretary of State Judy Moriarty self-destruct before our eyes -- having been forced out of office, Gov. Carnahan nominated Ms. Cook to serve out the remainder of the term. We are then subjected to watch Ms. Cook make a total joke out of the House elective process when she opened the voting board with the initial vote 83-79 in favor of the Republican candidate. She then kept it open for more than 3 hours while Mr. Griffin and his henchmen influenced enough people to force a tie. She then promptly closed the voting. When the voting resumed the next day with the vote in Griffin's favor, the polls were promptly closed and everyone went on with life. It is clear the Democrats, scared that their old workhorse was about to be replaced, bent and wallowed around the rules to suit their needs. Although no parliamentary rules may have been broken, it just seems to me that the wave of discontent this nation is experiencing with elected officials has run into a barrier just outside our state Capitol. Our elected officials do not seem to be hearing what we are saying. Mr. Griffin says he will resign if indicted for conflict of interest. It will be interesting to see what really happens. Ron Dunaway, Neosho, Missouri printed Jan. 11, 1995, The Joplin Globe -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ** Practical Issues & Answers ** Part Six of a continuing series. This column intends to give Libertarians running for office a practical guide on issues to bring up and exploit to the dismay of Demo-Publicans, who have no idea of how to solve the problems they have created. * In A Just Society . . . * * Welfare for All -- or -- Welfare for None. * French legislator and political writer Frederic Bastiat wrote in The Law, that every republic or democracy must decide between three choices: "This question of legal plunder must be settled once and for all, and there are only three ways to settle it: 1. The few plunder the many. 2. Everybody plunders everybody. 3. Nobody plunders anybody." These words held true in 1850 France and they are even more valid in today's 1995 Amerika. In a nutshell, choice #1 is held by Republicans, #2 by Democrats, and #3 by Libertarians. The Republicans have won the latest Congressional elections and are riding high in, on, and atop Amerika. Part of their so-called "Contract with Amerika" entails dealing harshly with black and white-trash welfare queens and their grubby-faced, dirty-mouthed welfare spawn. That'll teach 'em to put a carton of Popsickles atop their welfare steaks. The few of them that did vote, voted Democrat, and the Democrats, no slouches in erecting the Welfare-Warfare State, would have profited from "Motor-Voter" legislation if only "the human debris from across the fruited plan" had hung tough and loyal. But they didn't and now is the Republican chance to cut them off, root and branch, from their share of legal plunder. What is legal plunder? Quite simple. It is using the government and its laws to take from one person to give to another, more politically powerful citizen or group of citizens. Taxation, monopolies, subsidies, welfare, licences, Social Security, just to name a few, are all examples of legal plunder. It is founded upon the human instinct to follow the easy way of taking from another person rather than working for what is desired. Illegal plunder is stealing without benefit of society helping the thief and is universally despised. But the greater grouping of human beings together called society or government isn't harmed by the individual solitary thief or murderer. In fact, it gains greater power by trumpeting the existence of such men and the establishment of institutions to deal with such. No. Legal plunder is the acid that corrodes and corrupts civilization and society. Legal plunder was constrained by the U.S. Constitution, but today nothing restrains legal plunder in Amerika. Of course, the Republican argument for cutting the welfare moms and their offspring off from the public tit to sink or swim, starve or not is quite compelling at first glance. This country is technically bankrupt, running up $200 billion deficits for the past decade and into the future as far as the eye can see, so there is no money to spare for all these non-productive mouths any more. These welfare moms have produced a criminal underclass that must be warehoused in prisons. It is for their own good that we cut them off. If they only faced the choice of starvation or of being obsequious, well-behaved working poor willing to work as cheaply as third-world immigrants newly arrived to our shores, they would learn character and job skills like how to pull the guts out of a chicken or how to flip hamburgers. The Republicans make a good point when they say that we no longer have the money or the inclination to buy off the poor by giving them their share of legal plunder. So welfare reform consists of punishing the idle poor (that we created) for acting in the way we have subsidized for 30 years or in some cases, giving them publicly-funded job training for jobs that don't exist. Never mentioned or considered is political honesty that says: "There are too many of you, and now we can't support you as much as we formerly did. So let's work on there being a lot less of you in the future. Any woman of child-bearing age who applies for welfare will have to get a Norplant birth-control implant, name the father, and will get no money for over one child. The check is in the mail, and we are cutting the number of social workers as they are no longer needed. Where before only 28 cents of the welfare dollar went to you welfare trash and 72 cents went to middle-class poverty-pimping social workers, now 90% will go to buy social peace and only 10 cents on the dollar for administrative overhead. On the other hand, we will bring this back to the states to administer, and only devote half as much money to welfare as we did formerly. We didn't mind so much when the black illegitimacy rate soared from 25 to 70 percent. We only got concerned when the white stock showed signs of doing the same thing and one in nine Americans were on food stamps. No, we simply don't have the money or inclination to support you rabble as much as what we used to." Would such an honest and stern approach work? No. Because it isn't the poor white or black trash that is eating out most of the present and future of the country. It doesn't take much to buy off the poor. Democrats kept power for sixty years by creating a grand coalition that ensured choice #2, everyone plundering everybody. It isn't all their fault that the public-policy shoals behind such a choice have become apparent. They did their best to hide it. Republicans have taken control of the boat, and they loudly assure the guilty, credulous, middle class that their new course is safe -- provided that the poor are thrown overboard first. Meanwhile the moral cannibalism continues. We ensure that exporters, foreign and domestic, are well fed by passing a treaty that we didn't bother to read because of its sheer volume ensuring every little hog gets slopped called GATT. Mexican peso about to go down because of a devaluation that spiraled out of control? Don't worry. We'll protect foolish banks and corporate profits from Mexican default, incidentally helping crooked Mexican politicians and Swiss Banks. By throwing 40-60 billion, the cost of the AFDC program and food stamps down the rathole, we'll see that our fat friends get theirs. We'll see that Social Security, legal plunder that flows from the young and our future to the old and our past, flows uninterrupted. And we will continue to lay burdens on the young and unborn by heaping trillions in debt upon their narrow shoulders. What a bright future founded upon legal plunder this country has! So how are the proponents of choice #1, the Republicans, going to honestly explain the morality of their choice to the proponents of choice #2, the Democrats, much less to the followers of choice #3, the Libertarians? The answer, of course, is that they cannot. Democrat and Republican, they are nothing more than competing gangs of legalized plunderers who have together created our uneasy present and dismal future. It is extremely foolish to expect anything good arising from the conniving of these competing gangs. When legalized plundering is allowed to exist, eventually it doesn't pay to produce anymore. Why should someone sow when they have no reasonable expectation of reaping? Shortages arise, the means for survival diminish, civil warfare results. This is the end result of choices #1 and #2. Choice #3 is the only moral, thus the best, choice. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- ** Chapter 34 -- My Disclosure at the ** ** Deputy AIDS Czar Confirmation Hearings ** The following excerpt comes from the 2014 first edition of "The Very Last Days of the Sweet Land of Liberty," the memoirs of National Police Commandant M. Francis Quarrels. Commandant Quarrels dedicated this chapter to the "Fighting 103rd Congress." Thank God (and the voters) that the bastards are long gone, but not forgotten, much less forgiven. Yep, I remember it as if it was yesterday, instead of being back in 1994, in the midst of the Clinton Administration before the economic, social, and political shitstorm descended and buried the former Sweet Land of Liberty neck-deep, so to speak. And lest anyone accuse me of me of making all this up, let me reiterate my pledge made at the start of this book: I won't lie to the reader unless my best interests demand it. As Commanding General of Police and Chief of the Interior Department of the Directorate of Greater Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Eastern Texas, my kind of people, I don't need to lie much anymore. But let me reacquaint those who have trouble remembering what was happening then. It was well after President Clinton had packed the Supreme Court with well-known liberals such as Mario Cuomo and Michael Dukakis, but before Anita Hill got Clarence Thomas's seat. It was after he had made Patsy Shroeder Defense Secretary and Jane Fonda Army Chief of Staff until he figured out that the police forces wouldn't be able to handle rioting arising from the new income and payroll taxes enacted, but before he made "Ross for Boss" Perot Tax Czar and gave him the Army to get things done. Those were the best days of my life. An animal is healthiest when he has to be fit and trim for survival. Bill Clinton made Magic Johnson AIDS Czar after he came out of the closet. Magic took the job, although he said something about being AIDS Czar wasn't enough for the problem to be solved, so he wanted to be called AIDS God instead. But Bill Clinton didn't want to hear charges of "Blasphemy" from Jerry Falwell supporters, many whom were still well-armed and living in Virginia, not too far from D.C. After Clinton told Magic that he would have to settle for the current title, Slick Willie, having reimposed a figurehead, went on out to select a subordinate with brains who could do equal time as a poster child. Rather than select a doctor or someone who might have a clue on how to stop AIDS, Prez Billy chose a bisexual, crack-dealing (in all senses of the word) and smoking, AIDS infected, Afro-American female prostitute with the unfortunate name of Lena Lott-Lezard. (Ask any truck driver what a lot-lizard is.) Slick Willy always knew enough to do the politically correct right thing. The Republicans were aghast, publicly. Privately, they were gleeful. Most of them hadn't been rounded up yet and sent to re-education camps for tax cheats, the hopelessly homophobic, or the otherwise politically incorrect. They hoped to impeach Clinton with what they already had on him. But they wanted to collect a little more dirt, plus embarrass him politically by getting his nominees unconfirmed. And that is how my name first come to light in what was then the United States of America. I could have stayed out of this, you know. But I was young, dumb, and full of come, as they used to say. It was my own arrogance that nearly got me killed as a result of all this. But I wanted to have my name out under the sun and in public scrutiny. Someone Y and D and F of C would have it no other way. I knew, in the non-Biblical sense, Ms. Lott-Lezard. I only avoided knowing her in the Biblical sense by . . . ., well let my testimony at her confirmation hearing speak for itself. What was important was that I knew her, and I let Senate Republicans know, Jesse Helms first. Now without further ado, let me go on to the C-SPAN transcripts of my testimony. "Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?" intoned a bailiff in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Now someone who has the kind of friends that I have has been asked this question before as a witness. I decided to screw them up by being a thoroughly loose cannon. Let's just see how much truth you bastards want. "I will tell as much truth as I am allowed to speak," I said in a level voice. The Honorable Joseph Biden, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, decided to speak after a moment's silence. "What do you mean by that?" he asked, cautiously. I was more than willing to expound. "It has been my experience that in a room full of lawyers that they only want as much truth revealed as what makes them or their cause look good. So in my opinion it isn't a good idea to exhaustively guarantee that the truth might altogether be told. At least not in the presence of lawyers and Congressmen." A few people tittered. I love swinging a stick in a room full of swine. "Are you questioning the integrity of the Senate?" Senator Biden asked. Careful now! "It is far above my station to do any such thing. I leave it to the Senate to answer such questions by individual public example." Avoided the slash and pinked him with the reposte. When dealing with a fool, insult him until he apologizes or better yet, wishes that he had never started. "Why are you here, Mr. Quarrels?" Senator Biden asked. "I have come to accuse Lena Lott- Lezard of sexual harassment. She is morally unfit to be Deputy AIDS Czar." A murmur, possibly of amazement, greeted my announcement, along with a giggle or two. Continuing on, I said, "I brought this matter to the attention of Senator Helms, not a member of this committee. He said that I had the right to appear at this hearing and testify. Senator Specter of Pennsylvania has been briefed upon my general complaint against Ms. Lezard." Senator Specter spoke. "Mr. Quarrels has indeed told me his complaint against Ms. Lezard. In the interests of getting to the heart of the matter, I would like to make a motion that Mr. Quarrels tell his story under oath and that my Honorable Colleagues have the opportunity to cross-examine. Senators Biden, Kennedy, and Metzenbaum can do so also," he added with a nasty smile. I was relieved that Senator Specter wanted to fight with his liberal Democrat colleagues. When eagles clash, they have no time for piss-ants. "I second that motion," Senator Hatch of Utah said. After a few glares were exchanged between Democrats and Republicans, the motion passed. "Go ahead, Mr. Quarrels," Senator Specter said. So I explained about when I was rookie truck driver in late 1988 and on my first solo trip to New Jersey. I was so new that I had gotten on the Garden State Parkway in my attempt to make a delivery in Union, N.J. I had dented in a tire rim on my trailer and had lost all the air in that tire. The Garden State Parkway was closed to commercial vehicles, especially tractor-trailer rigs over 60 foot long and over 13' 6" high, so I got off lucky. After a long day of wending my way through New Jersey, I finally got unloaded after a few more mishaps. Ordered to proceed to the closest available truckstop, the Jersey City Truck Plaza, I did my best to comply. But I had heard all about the Jersey City Truck Plaza. It was reputed to be a dangerous place. My driver trainer, a Vietnam helicopter door-machinegunner, told me in all seriousness that he "didn't have a gun big enough to chance going to the Jersey City Truck Plaza." And I believed him. "So I tried to beg off and get permission to go someplace safe, like Pennsylvania, and get the tire fixed. But I was ordered to go to the JCTP. I proceeded with all the enthusiasm of a prisoner condemned to hang tomorrow. "I had gotten lost in the New Jersey rush hour traffic, so I holed up at the entrance to the Bergen, N.J. Post Office, where packages due for New York and overseas were bound. In the wee hours of the morning, I headed back out to find the Jersey City Truck Plaza. Just as I was about to head for Pennsylvania, I found it. After about an hour trying to find a place to park, I came across a space large enough for two trucks to park. All would have been well then, except that I graduated at the bottom of my class at truck-driving school." Here I heard a few more giggles. Senator Simpson of Wyoming grinned. "So I got out of my truck to look around and make sure that I didn't hit anything. And that was when I first met Ms. Lena Lott Lezard." Silence enveloped the committee room. "I had seen her before," I continued. "She was sitting next to a bonfire composed of trailer floor boards along with a couple of other black people. Looked like the set for "48 Hours on Crack Street," but luckily no one seemed to take notice of me until she walked up to me. I wondered what she wanted." I paused for a moment. "Soon, there was no doubt. She came up to me, put a hand on my right shoulder, grabbed me by the nuts with the other hand, and said, "Honey, you wanna date?" I was in shock." "You gotta realize that this sorta thing don't happen every day where I come from, not even in downtown Joplin. I was in shock, panic, even a bit aroused. All I could think of saying was, "Please, Sister, let go of my nuts!" She was no lady, much less related to me, but I didn't want to make her mad." A bunch of people laughed. Senator Biden interrupted. "Are you sure that this woman was indeed the nominee? After all, the hour was dark and they all look alike to redneck peckerwoods like yourself." I resented that, even though what he said had a good deal of truth in it. It was dark, and they do sorta look alike to me, though not as much as Chinese do. But I make it a point to always remember women who grab my dick. And now was not the time to back off. It had gone too far. "Yes, Senator. I am sure. The woman who grabbed me was Lena Lott Lezard," I said confidently. Senator Biden looked disappointed. I continued. "Ms. Lezard didn't let go. She stopped rubbing, though, and asked me, "Why you wanna be like that?" "I told her that I was tired, cold, hungry, and all I had was fourteen bucks. Ms. Lezard finally let go of me, for which I was grateful, and said, "A blowjob only costs ten bucks." "I was still polite. I said, "I will keep that in mind. Some other time, perhaps." I was a long way from home and this was her turf. And I knew it." "Suddenly a way to get out of my difficulty presented itself. I said, "I'll give you two bucks if you help spot my trailer so I won't hit anything." Then Ms. Lezard took off like a shot. Obviously honest work didn't appeal to her." "That was uncalled for, Mr. Quarrels!" Senator Metzenbaum said from his position to the left of Senator Kennedy. "We are not here to discuss the Afro-American work ethic." I said nothing. There was not much more to say. After waiting for the silence to extend to the point where it favored myself, where it seemed that I gave Senator Metzenbaum's statement the silence that it deserved, I spoke again. "The purpose of my being here is not to discuss my point of view regarding the Afro-American community. I am here to accuse Ms. Lezard of using sexual harassment and molestation to enrich herself. Now if I had done this sort of thing, I would be put in jail. I have been wronged; I demand justice. And true justice is best served when it is truly neutral as to who the accused and the aggrieved are. Justice is a double-edged sword that cuts both ways, gentlemen." All the Republican senators except for the wusses like Senator Cohen of Maine were grinning. Senators Biden, Kennedy, and Heflin turned off their microphones and made a huddle. Senator Metzenbaum continued glaring at me. From where I sat, I couldn't hear much except for Senator Heflin muttering something about "that bastard got us by the short hairs." I did my best to refrain from gloating, a weakness of mine that detracts from whatever I have to say. "We will hold a recess, then ask Ms. Lezard what she has to say regarding Mr. Quarrels's allegations. Meeting adjourned." Mr. Biden rapped the gavel on his desk twice smartly. And thus ended my first testimony in the Lezard hearings. Everyone has seen the tapes of my testimony in the Lott-Lezard hearings. I think that I conducted myself well. According to polls held after the confirmation, sixty-four percent of the American people believed what I said and thought that Lena Lott-Lezard was lying. But the Senate voted upon partisan lines to confirm Lena Lott-Lezard Assistant AIDS Czar, 62-38. And that is how I became the Sexual Harassment Poster Boy of 1995. I went onto the lecture circuit for Republican fundraisers for $10,000 a pop, even though I had claimed that I had nothing to gain by stepping forward, only a desire that the truth come out. And it didn't help when a bunch of white prostitutes that frequented other truckstops come forward and said that I really wasn't adverse to a bit of bought pleasure. That I was a racist, and a bunch of other things. The lying strumpets! I was later prosecuted for income tax evasion, even though I have always regarded the money that I got for speaking as reparations for mental and psychic damage suffered from Ms. Lezard's sexual attack. The judge was a Democratic hack appointed by Slick Willie and he had scant sympathy for a kulak with an attitude such as myself. But that is more a matter to be discussed in Chapter 35 of my memoirs where I discuss my daring escape from Federal Prison and my refuge among hillbillies and Ku-Kluxers in the heart of Arkansas. So turn the page, you nitwits! -------------------------------------------------------------------------- WHAT IS THE LIBERTARIAN PARTY? The Libertarian Party is the third-largest and fastest growing political party in the United States. Over 100 Libertarians hold elective office or appointive public office. Libertarian Party members participate in a variety of educational and political activities aimed at restoring America's commitment to enterprise and civil liberties. The Libertarian Party is proud of the progress it has made during its short history, against what many saw as insurmountable odds. 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