2018 Cheshire County Candidate Forum Speech : Ian Freeman

I was recently honored by the Walpole Grange in that they invited me (and the other local libertarians running for office) to their candidate forum event. I was given six minutes to speak about my campaign, where I struck at the root against the entire idea after the state after covering the drug war, voluntarizing taxation, and secession in four minutes. Later, I was given two more minutes to speak regarding the gubernatorial campaign of Jilletta Jarvis. Here’s the video:

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11 Comments

  1. Excellent job Ian! I’m glad you were able to find the time in your busy day to go and talk. We need more people like you stepping up to the plate. While I know there isn’t much hope right now in seeing such a principled individual elected I will be voting for you come nov 6th. It’s better to ‘throw away’ a vote in protest than to vote for further tyranny by going for the least bad candidate. That is a mistake I feel we have all been doing for way too long now. Never again will I vote anything other than my principles and it is you and the handful of principled libertarians I have to thank for that.

  2. Ian, I don’t know where you get your “facts’ from but you are full of it. You take statements from books and then twist them around to make it look like you are smarter then you really are. You are the reason why libertarians are looked at differently then other parties. You talk about illegal drugs to be made legal is an absolute joke. Those drugs can and often do very serious damage to the human body. They are responsible for the increase in crime, higher medical insurance rates, even lower property values. I suggest you do more research and less biased opinions.

  3. Say Jacks, I think I have a much better idea! Maybe we could just focus on imprisoning the people who commit violent crimes? You know, and just leave the peaceful people alone? That way we can eliminate the costs of housing all of those nonviolent prisoners in those pesky prison cells you busybodies adore so much! How does that sound, pookums?

    Oh, and while we’re at it Jacks, maybe we could go back to the old way of doing health insurance as well? You know, before the government stepped in and messed it all up? That way when a drug addict becomes too high a risk, his insurance company can simply drop him! Then our insurance premiums don’t have to increase to offset that guy’s bad decisions! Doesn’t that sound WAY more fair than the way we’re doing things now, pookie-bear?

    Oh, and Jacks? I’m pretty sure that that pothead next door isn’t doing anything to my property values. What might help though is to get government out of the home renovation business and do away with all of this building permit nonsense! That way renovators wouldn’t have to go through all that red tape bureaucrats just love to drown us with. Just think of it, pork chop! Leaving property decisions in the hands of the actual property owners! Wouldn’t that just be absolutely wonderful?

  4. Jacks: are you as retarded as you portray yourself? Or this entire charade just a bunch of trolling for where you get your jollies?

    “Serious damage to the human body. ”

    You are conflating more serious drugs all the while failing to recognize just where the most dangerous drug users come. And if you are not aware of this jacks I will tell you. Most addicted to the most serious drugs like heroin come from being prescribed medication. In many cases needlessly or with out proper advice and then being lost when the prescription runs out. They end up getting heroin on the street for which there is no controlled dosages. This is where much of the overgeneralization of the drug problems you describe comes from. Then police and government makes it worse by forcing up prices and hindering employment. This leads to stealing out of necessity.

    “They are responsible for the increase in crime, higher medical insurance rates, even lower property values. I suggest you do more research and less biased opinions.”

    No, not true. You are the cause of that. Your support of violence against mostly peaceful people is akin to backing desperate dogs into a corner and expecting them not to lash out at you.

    You are sick jacks. You are high on a delusional power trip. You need help. Unfortunately there is no help for people like you currently. At least none that I’m aware of. At least short of putting you out of your misserable life.

  5. Jacks is the perfect example of what a grown man shouldn’t be, isn’t he kk? Let’s hope he never changes. He’s far to useful to us the way he is, don’t you think?

  6. kk – You have absolutely no idea what you are talking. You have no back ground or education regarding the statements i made. Yes, illegal drugs such as Meth, crack, cocaine,heroine among others will never be made legal. Yes, drugs are partly responsible for the rise in health insurance. No, heroine has never been a prescribe drug.

    Yes, in the 1800’s drug addiction was higher per capita then today. Drug laws are responsible for the decrease in addicts. Yes, crime is a result of drugs within most inner cities, I work with substance abuse addicts everyday. Again, you have no knowledge regarding my statements.

    Your final statement of “At least short of putting you out of your misserable life”. (miserable) is how it is spelled. is a threat towards me and proves you are too immature to handle a simple discussion. It’s sad that others can’t have their own opinions based on facts, without someone engaging with threats, childish quips, and uneducated statements.

    You have made absolutely hysterical statements that mean absolutely nothing and this is why libertarian activists are so far down society’s well. Enjoy the scum water. you make it.

  7. Say kk, have you noticed that Jacks generally prefers to attack your credentials instead of the specifics of your arguments? That’s because Jacks absolutely adores the notion of certifications and diplomas. He’s especially proud of his own academic and professional achievements. You should ask him more about that some time. You can be sure he’ll talk your ear off about it.

  8. Oh, and Jacks? Since you’ve brought up kk’s bad spelling and all, I couldn’t help but notice that you managed to spell “heroin” incorrectly. It’s quite funny that an expert in addiction counseling like you would make a mistake like that, don’t you think pookums?

  9. Say Jacks, remember that time when I told you about the fact that in the United Kingdom it’s perfectly legal to prescribe heroin (diamorphine) for palliative purposes? You really were steamed about that, weren’t you? You even doubled down and claimed that this well known fact was a lie! Boy, those were good times, weren’t they?

    Anyway Jacks, since you still seem to have learned next to nothing outside of your own little intellectual bubble, I thought you’d might like to have a little help expanding your horizons on the subject of heroin and its legality. What do you think about this, pookums?

  10. “Yes, illegal drugs such as Meth, crack, cocaine,heroine among others will never be made legal.”

    You are pretty dumb if you think these drugs will never be legal anywhere because Portugal already decriminalized all of them in 2010.

    “Yes, drugs are partly responsible for the rise in health insurance.”

    What you like to back that up? Most likely the increase is a result of mandatory coverage and not because of the rise in drug use. If it wasn’t mandatory and insurance companies could differentiate between drug users and non-drug users legally there would be no increase in cost to non-drug users.

    “No, heroine has never been a prescribe drug. ”

    I’m not sure if it was ever a prescription drug, but I didn’t say that it was. Your reading comprehension really sucks jacks. There are prescription drugs that lead to heroin use though. I do know that heroin was used in drugs prior to drug regulations.

    “Yes, in the 1800’s drug addiction was higher per capita then today.”

    In the 1800’s there were also fewer options to cope with pain that arose from a variety of sources. It’s not a forgone conclusion that the higher per captia rate of addition (assuming this is true) was a result of there not being prescriptions required for drug purchases. There were also companies putting small amounts of drug into beverages and similar. Honesty in advertising in more important than regulation of an industry. It’s likely that demanding consumers would accomplish the same results (advertising of ingredients and similar) without government intervention and thus drug addiction would remain minimal and may even decrease as it’s no long a crime to be a user and thus users can get help without fear of legal persecution.

    “Drug laws are responsible for the decrease in addicts.”

    Sorry- but that’s non-sense. Unless by drug laws you are only talking about the honesty in advertising parts which dictate companies must advertise honestly what is in the product.

    “Yes, crime is a result of drugs within most inner cities, I work with substance abuse addicts everyday. Again, you have no knowledge regarding my statements. ”

    I very much doubt this given everything else you lie about. However it wouldn’t surprise me if you were advocating for abusive laws just to ensure you won’t lose your job if you even actually have one.

    “Your final statement of ‘At least short of putting you out of your miserable life’. (miserable) is how it is spelled. is a threat towards me and proves you are too immature to handle a simple discussion. It’s sad that others can’t have their own opinions based on facts, without someone engaging with threats, childish quips, and uneducated statements. ”

    That wasn’t a threat as I didn’t direct any violence at you. Again jacks- reading comprehension isn’t your strong suite. What I had said if you bothered to read carefully was that it would be the only way to put you out of your misery and not that I had any intention or desire to do so. You should know by now jacks that I am both a libertarian and that libertarians fundamentally are those who are against the use of violence outside of self-defense or otherwise consensual acts.

    And I miss typed one word on an internet forum. woo hooo. You caught me.

  11. As you can see, kk, our dear friend Jacks here really, really hates heroin. So much so that he’s completely incapable of accepting the fact that there are any beneficial uses for it. He’s quite uncompromising when it comes to this. It must be absolutely terrifying to have one’s mind so enslaved in this way. I wonder how he copes with it? I’ll bet it’s with whiskey.

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