Cindy Sheehan, Scott Horton at Free the Slaves, Stop the Wars Conference

On Friday, March 30th Antiwar Radio host Scott Horton will speak at Brave New Books, 1904 Guadalupe St. Austin, Texas as part of the liberty conference, Free the Slaves, Stop the Wars, End the State. Keynote address by internationally renowned antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan at 6:30pm Central Time. The two day event offers to “expos[e] the ills of America’s military empire, and offering creative and radical solutions you can take to live a more free and prosperous life.”

The conference can be watched on line at this live stream feed. Support freedom bookstores: Please visit Brave New Books for more information.

5 thoughts on “Cindy Sheehan, Scott Horton at Free the Slaves, Stop the Wars Conference”

  1. I think this 'issue', on paper that is, is very "easy" and straight-forward to 'resolve'. All that's needed is to tie US foreign policy, 'unambiguously' that is, to "real" consequences which will immediately affect the "American People", If this 'kind' of 'situation' is structured in a way where "adverse" consequences cannot be 'explained away' by some other 'extraneous' and/or irrelevant "force", it will be successful. To clarify: when I say the "American people", I mean all of them–everyone. This proposal could easily be accomplished, and maybe most appropriately so, via "tax policy". I'm almost certain if there were an automatic marginal federal tax increase which was directly triggered by any sort of US foreign "military engagement"–an increase across the board that is…even an "increase" in 'marginal rates' to those who actually 'pay' "negative" federal taxes–the US wouldn't have been anywhere near Iraq; much less invaded and occupied the nation in 2003… I'm just using Iraq as an example. 'Real' "consequences" seem to 'concentrate the mind' in much the same way nuclear weapons seem to… If there were, in fact, a real "threat" which required additional federal tax revenue, a marginal federal income tax rate increase–across the board–would seem, to any reasonable person, a 'small price to pay'–to say the least,,.even a logical 'necessary' one–if the "threat" to the US were serious to begin with. In conclusion: this would seem like the most "logical" thing to do all around… At least it seems to me…

    Taking this particular approach with "tax policy", IMHO, would be the most appropriate for a number of reasons: the main being there would be no need to agree on the fundamental "normative" assumptions that factor into US foreign policy… There are other reasons I think this, but they may not necessarily be worth mentioning.

    Anyway…I know this is not a 'new' concept or 'idea', and at the risk of sounding cynical: this most likely will never (effectively) happen for several reasons. Considering the fact even the neutered, and somewhat ill-conceived and obviously irrelevant, "War Powers Resolution" is not even followed by the Executive branch, I'm not all too optimistic even if there were such a high sounding “law(s)” on the books, it would actually be 'followed'…and even if it were 'enforced' in the first place…taking this even further…there would be "work arounds" if "strictly enforced", which would most likely produce perverse, and backwards, outcomes… I've just become a little 'cynical' over the years, so please excuse the "negativity", if any is perceived…

  2. If there were, in fact, a real "threat" which required additional federal tax revenue, a marginal federal income tax rate increase–across the board–would seem, to any reasonable person, a 'small price to pay'–to say the least,

  3. An educated person is a tool for inspiration. When he speaks his mind, he influences others of the same. On the contrary, a foolish person does not contribute anything but vain babblings.

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