Remember 2004? “If Bush wins, I’m moving to Canada.” “If Bush wins, I’m moving to England.” And so on.
I know it is early, knock on wood and all that – but (h/t john and belle) what will conservatives do if Obama wins? They certainly can’t move to Canada, or England. That’s more of the problem. The new question among the right-wing part of the rightwing: Is It Time To Go John Galt?
Please read the comments section from the link above (my favorites under fold), to see it get nutty.
I sold my business.
I sold several properties, two of them to my children at a significant “loss.” (Ka-Ching!)
I’m raising a great deal of my own food and have taken to raising sheep and poultry. All for personal consumption, not sale.
I live in a rural area, so while Andy and Bob and Charlie might buy some sheep to be raised by me, Andy is buying swine, Bob is buying beef, etc.
David Friedman thinks a cryptographic e-cash will mostly be enough to protect profits and income from parasites, and to an extent that sounds workable. But physical properties can and will still be confiscated.
States will have to show more backbone than they have been, and reintroduce nullification- strictly for the sake of liberty- to American jurisprudence.
If states can hold their ground and remain unrelenting against any irrational interpretation of the interstate commerce clause, I think we’ll be alright.
It’s vitally important to ditch the dollar. Don’t be swayed by sophistic speech about how doing business in US Dollars is patriotic. By any reasonable measure, Americans are entitled to disavow the nation’s odious debt. I’d like to see 20,000 community currencies bloom in the country within the next ten years.
The problem with Going Galt if Obama wins is that it won’t matter. Obama and his Alinsky crowd are interested in the collapse of our system so they can put in a Socialist economy that will allow us to “evolve” into a Communist utopia. (You can’t make this stuff up. Read Alinsky and his fellow travelers.) Withdrawing from the system will only hasten this end.
Rather than withdrawing. The best medicine is to teach people how to make money, lots of it. The more people who believe that they can earn $250,000 in the next few years, and the more that actually do, the less enthusiasm there will be for confiscating “plumber’s wealth.”
There’s a very simple solution to creeping socialization — go back to the Founders’ vision and DON’T GIVE PARASITES THE RIGHT TO VOTE. I say this even as a WIC-collecting parasite. Shut the “takers” out from the political process and allow the “makers” to decide how much of their wealth they’ll allow the government to confiscate. Unless we take this measure, the results are inevitable and depressing. Do you think someone living off 700/month from the government (I know such folks) for a bogus “disability” cares anything about small business owners etc.? Hell and no.