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Daniel Lazare discusses the ongoing impeachment proceedings against President Trump, which he calls nothing more than a continuation of the Russiagate delusion. He and Scott rehash some of the history that has led America to the point where it even feels like Russia is a serious threat to the U.S., namely the policies of Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama. If your version of history began yesterday, it’s easy to think something must be done in response “Russian aggression,” but if you understand what came before, none of this really looks like Russia’s fault after all. Sadly Trump is carrying on many of the same deleterious policies as cover against the kinds of accusations being leveled at him by the democrats.

Discussed on the show:

  • “Democrats Invoke Cold War Narrative To Push Impeachment” (Antiwar.com Original)
  • “Adam Schiff’s Very Scary Warmongering Speech” (Antiwar.com Original)
  • “The campaign to impeach President Trump has begun” (The Washington Post)
  • “Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 on Twitter: “I got challenged to a fun push-up contest at my town hall yesterday!… ” (Twitter)

Daniel Lazare is the author of The Frozen Republic: How the constitution is Paralyzing Democracy and a regular contributor at Consortium News. Find all of his work at his website and follow him on Twitter @dhlazare.

This episode of the Scott Horton Show is sponsored by: NoDev NoOps NoIT, by Hussein Badakhchani; The War State, by Mike Swanson; WallStreetWindow.com; Tom Woods’ Liberty ClassroomExpandDesigns.com/ScottListen and Think AudioTheBumperSticker.com; and LibertyStickers.com.

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  • Our current voting method is to pick the “best” candidate from a slate of candidates.  You only get to pick one, even if several of them are qualified.  Many times people don’t even bother researching or voting for candidates they would consider qualified because they don’t belong to the duopoly of Democrats and Republicans.  They reason that votes cast for candidates bound to lose are “wasted”, so voting for the less corrupt thug might make our future suffering easier to bear.  In my opinion, this mentality is the most responsible culprit for the last 100+ years of executive and legislative folly. This tragic circumstance can be eliminated immediately with the adoption of approval voting.  In this method, instead of choosing a single candidate from the slate, you express your feelings about each candidate, approving only those who you feel qualified with a yes or up vote.  The candidate approved by the highest percentage of voters is declared the most qualified and wins the office. This simple voting method levels the playing field!  Approval voting allows for more competitive elections, and would certainly destroy the two party duopoly of American politics.  Independent and third party candidates would no longer battle the “wasted vote”  stigma and can focus on communicating their values and message to the voters.  And seeing a more fair election process would likely increase voter participation rate. There are many interesting details of approval voting to discuss, and the potential ramifications are very exciting as well.  What do you think?

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  • How do you think a non-aggressionist should think about what is happening in the Ukraine?

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  • “The Jews of Russia who worked for the destruction of monarchy found themselves finally in the grips of a brutal religious persecution which hit them harder than the Christians.  Their most brilliant exponents among the Communists were exiled, slaughtered, or assassinated in exile.  The fate of Trotzki [sic] is symbolic for Russian Jewry.” – Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn, aka Francis Stewart Campbell, Menace of the Herd or Procrustes at Large

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