Monday, November 21, 2016

Why does more than Half (64% Approximately) of the United States not vote?

Let's get some basic numbers out of the way.
  • According to Politico, 200 Million people were registered to vote in 2016.
  • The number of voters who actually voted in 2016 were 58% of people registered, according to PBS. (roughly 116 Million voted, based off of Politico's numbers)
  • The total population in the United States of America is over 325 Million according to World Meters.
Grated, these numbers are probably not 100% accurate, but it gives us a general idea that over half (209 Million out of 325 Million, approx 64%) of the population in the United States of America does not vote.

Repeat, 209 Million, or 64% of the population did not vote in the 2016 United States Election.

*Updated Edit: Understandably, not everyone out of the 209 Million can vote due to legal status, age, etc.  Let's just accept that those people still didn't or couldn't vote, thus were not technically able to represent their opinion.

That's a bit hard to swallow, isn't it? 36% of the population voted in America.  Only 36% of Americans made their voice heard.  Now we must ask the question, "why?"

EIC Ken Buckler displays his "I Voted" sticker
Liberty Chronicle Independent's viewer demographic is mostly Male in the 25 to 44 age range.  This gives an idea of who are paying the most attention to the political sphere on the regular.

Liberty Chronicle Independent's demographic is most read by Males 25 to 44.

Do you remember the days when politics didn't matter to you?  When life was just a normal, every day routine.  You weren't aware of the laws that were being introduced, what rights were being taken away, not aware of what country was currently being bombed by the Military Industrial Complex.  You were inside of your own bubble and the world seemed huge and out of reach.  Many of us in the Liberty movement still consider ourselves beyond the grasp of it all, despite being a hobby or career to follow what's happening politically.

The numbers don't lie, a majority of people want to be left out of the political debacle.  Life is easier admittedly, not knowing what horrific events have transpired in the world and what corrupt politicians are doing to advance a darker society, tightly ran by lobbyists and the global bankers with their interests in mind.

If you could hit the reset button and go back, would you?  Being aware that those reading this article are among the 34% who likely did vote.  Our viewership is for a specific audience when it comes to the political articles.

Life certainly is much less stressful when politics are put to the side or even ignored altogether.  Life is already a struggle for many; so why make it even harder by worrying and knowing about what is beyond your control at times and even your comprehension of scale?

This is the issue that we face.  We have over 209 Million people who actually could make a difference with their voice if they chose to.  That's 209 Million people that don't exercise their right to vote and change things.  The distractions of Social Media, Video Games, Movies, TV shows, YouTube, and many other things occupy their time.  Not to say any of those things are bad, but they are distractions in the long run in comparison to the energy that could be invested in the future of humanity.  Personally, this Editor does invest a lot of time into Politics due to the fact that so little do.  In time, hopefully that will change as Social Media continues to evolve and inspire Millennials and others to become involved.  We have seen over the last 8 years, how influential Social Media has become in elections across the globe, from Barack Obama being one of the first Presidential candidates to make heavy use of campaigning through online mediums, Bernie Sanders waking up Millennials to Cronyism and the "centipedes" helping get Donald Trump elected in 2016.

Since a record number of people were registered to vote in 2016, perhaps the trend will continue and more and more, we will have a younger generation that will constantly be in-tune to their country and change the dynamic of the political atmosphere that was widely ignored by the generation before.

Additional Reads: Millennials See Beyond Two Parties and Reject Insanity

This contribution is from Seattle-based independent journalist, David Malekar, Independent Associate Editor for the Liberty Chronicle Independent; who publishes content to the WashCo Chronicle and other online publications.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

LP Vice Chair Open Letter to Democrats: Media Release from LP 11/9/2016

For immediate release
November 9, 2016
Arvin Vohra, Vice Chair of the Libertarian Party released this open letter to Democratic voters today in response to their candidate's decisive defeat:

Democratic voters:

Do you know why the Democratic Party lost despite better organization and more money?

It's because you literally nominated an openly pro-war Democrat. (Obama at least pretended otherwise.)

The current version Democratic Party is strongest in politically correct parts of cities, where people are often more influenced by the fashion of politics than by the substance. But the real Democratic voters, the ones who have been Democrats for decades, are not really interested in safe spaces and nonsense. They are opposed to war. Many of them became Democrats in response to the Vietnam war and to Nixon's War on Drugs (which is ironic, given that Democrats initially got the U.S. military involved in Vietnam).

When you nominated an openly pro-war "Democrat", that was frankly too much. They could not support that type of person. And rightly so.

To those anti-war Democrats: what do you do when a spouse mistreats you? First you try to convince them otherwise. If that doesn't work, you leave, and make them earn you back.

It's time for you to ditch the pro-War "Democratic" party. Join the actual anti-War party: the Libertarian Party. If the Democrats want your vote and your energy, make them earn it. Make them pledge to end the War on Drugs and end U.S. involvement in foreign civil wars. Libertarian Candidates have already signed pledges to that effect.

And to the anti-War left that has been missing since 2008: please stop the hypocrisy. Democrats bombing foreign countries is just as bad as Republicans bombing foreign countries. If you cannot hold your own candidates the the same standards you hold Republican candidates, you are either hypocrites or fools.

If you want to stop war, bring the troops home, shut down foreign military bases, and cut taxes accordingly, please join the Libertarian Party. Learn more at

In Liberty,

Arvin Vohra
Vice Chair
Libertarian National Committee


The Libertarian Party was founded in 1971 and is the third largest political party in the United States. 

The Libertarian Party seeks to expand personal freedoms, dramatically reduce taxes and government interference in the economy, and avoid meddling in overseas conflicts.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Trump Used the Media Against Itself by Nassif Hussary / Blaz Hrovat

Independent Associate Editor Note from David Malekar:  All publicans by the Liberty Chronicle Independent are written by individual contributors and are not reflections or opinions of the LCI.  We encourage freedom of speech.  A thank you to Nassif Hussary (located in Palestine) and Bla┼ż Hrovat (located in Slovenia) for submitting this piece.  They wish to express that they are not Trump supporters.

Trump wants to build a wall, Muslims need to stay out of the USA, women are fat bitches you grab by the pussy, Mexicans are rapists, he's a racist, homophobic Putin puppet, and egocentric chauvinist etc. are all things mainstream media has fed you over the course of his presidential campaign, the same media that's paid by the Wall Street elite as the main focus of globalist propaganda.

Isn't it very strange how in 30 years time before these elections, no one accused him of being any of those things? After running for presidency they strike him. It's a little known fact that both parties had a candidate of their own set up for years. Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton who were supposed to go at each other at a grand finale that would've essentially been different sides of the same coin. Then Trump came in and "wanted to build a wall" and no one knew what to think.

He was fresh, he was new, he was a new breeze to the political scene, guarded by grey lazy political elite. They laughed at him, brought him down, ridiculed him, but unknowingly they created attention towards him and raised his popularity. People noticed that lying statements and watered down political and academic words coming out of the mouths of Obama and all the others who came before him were just not enough and are just a distraction.

Hillary was promising exactly what the main interests of corporations are: War. The perpetuation of agony in the world, created by the presidents before her. People picked Trump, who has already ran 100+ businesses that still blossom today, with only 4 failing, which is an enormous business achievement. The guy isn't great, he's not even good, we all know that. He's an egocentric and his speeches are like they were written by children, but he has exposed the real face of media, the rigging of elections, the absurdity of a 2-party system, the corruptions in politics and the power of lobbies who have done everything they could to get an outsider like trump out of the picture. Trump financed himself with money from his 40yr career. His own money. He was never in feud with the law, never punished, he didn't need this. He knew his candidature would result in ridicule and laughter, that he will become the "bad guy" over night, simply because he appeared in the middle of a rigged game.

The last president who was not rigged was Kennedy and we all know what happened to him. We cannot say for sure what he will bring, but we can be sure that a candidate so popular as him who is such a thorn in the side of bankers will NEVER appear again. He has said some vulgar shit, of course, but that's because he didn't get a PhD in bullshiting like the rest of them, who pack the biggest evil in flowers and candy.

Against Mexicans? only illegal immigrants.
Women=fat bitches? only Rosie o' Donnel.
Racist against blacks? He was awarded for huge donations to the Afroamerican community.
He's rooting for the KKK? Hillary's private teacher was an ex leader of the KKK - Robert Byrd; and she looked up to him a lot.
Vulgar Sexual statements? Hillary protected a rapist in court and has silenced multiple of her husband, Bill's rape victims through blackmail and threats.

Oh, and don't forget all the scum that was revealed about her and her organization through Wikileaks. #spiritcooking

Before the voting had started, I've thought of Trump as a way for the people to show that their opinions matter (no matter how bigoted they may be or seem). If you haven't noticed, a huge majority of influential and relevant people in various media outlets have said that Hillary was going to win, Google and Bing flat out gave trump no more than a 5% chance at winning... yet look what happened!

The people voted and the people made him win, this showed us that the people can actually DO SOMETHING if they put their minds to it. I've seen Trump supporters actually doing their research to clear Trump's image online by opposing the media and exposing the outright bias and irrelevant attacks over his person, which seemed to take priority over the well-needed criticisms of some of his policies.

The Democratic campaign simply relied on flip-flopping, saying anything to gain support, as pointed out by Barack Obama himself about Hillary Clinton back in 2008... so is it a surprise that he'd switch sides to support her in her campaign when Trump started to take the lead?

Meanwhile, like I mentioned earlier, most of Trump's campaign's opposition had no more than "he's racist/bigoted/sexist...etc." to go against him, some women went as far as accusing him of raping them over a decade ago simply for political agenda.

"The Wall" was just there to get media attention after the ridicule made him popular. Otherwise media would've been directed at Hillary only, but they can't resist a scandal. A bad commercial is still a commercial. Trump has written a book "Art of Deal" where he thoroughly explains how to get media attention and how simple it is, even if they hate you and are bought against you. He knew what psychological approach to take. His campaign could've well been a big act.

30 years ago, Trump reached the public eye when the Rothschild family bailed one of his businesses out and they expected him to work by their rules and he broke them. This is a unique moment in history, it will force both parties to rethink and restructure themselves. This presidency will definitely bring new things to the table.

In the end, Trump's success wasn't about bigotry or racism in America (while it did play a part), it was more about people sending a message that could potentially lead to a reform by the people, for the people, in order to weaken the government's influence for the better.

Finally, I think Trump should just walk around with a bullet-proof helmet on his head all the time.

Now, can I PLEASE not see any uneducated, uninformed, intellectually-insulting whining on my Facebook news feed starting today and up to 2 weeks from now? (because, apart from Harambe, nothing stays relevant online or in the media for long than that).

TL;DR, STFU, it's not the end of the world, the Media, Democrats and Libtards have reaped what they've sown, Trump is now president, and shit won't be as bad as y'all are making out to be. If the worst thing you have against Trump is his vulgarity, while you ignore the countless war crimes HRC is connected to, including the creation of ISIS and the destruction of countless lives in the Middle East in the name of war and oil profit... then please consider Clorox as your daily refreshment drink.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Interview with Jasen Wunder, candidate for Congress of the 8th District in MD

Jasen Wunder, Maryland Congressional candidate for the 8th District
DM:  Thank you, Mr. Wunder for getting to speak with the Liberty Chronicle Independent so close to voting day.  You are running for the 8th Congressional District in Maryland.  How would you describe your role and duties as Congressman?

JW:  As a congressman, my job would be to enact legislation that best serves the people in the 8th district. This is best done by keeping Government out of their lives as much as possible.

DM:  Out of all the issues within your position, what is the most important to you and how do you plan on handling it as Congressman.

JW:  Term limits and pay reduction. My first act will be to filler buster the first chance I get until congress enacts a single two year term limit and a pay reduction from $174,000 a year to $56,000. They should only be paid the national median income.

DM:  In your opinion, what truly sets you apart from your opponents?

JW:  I am the only candidate who will lower taxes and expand privacy rights. I am also the only candidate who vows to serve only one single two year term and will only except a lower pay from the $174,000 to $56,000. I also give out my personal cell phone. (410) 916 - 5805 for anyone to call me at anytime.

DM:  What links can you provide such as website or Facebook page that will allow readers to learn more about your platform?


My website:
Personal Cell phone: (I like to give this out) (410) 916 - 5805
DM:  Thank you, Jasen for being able to answer our questions on short notice.  What closing thoughts would you like to add to for readers/voters in regards to gaining your vote come November 8th?
JW:  Thank you for the opportunity. I would like to say we need to start think of the Gov as being our employee and not the reverse. Term limits and a reduction in pay is significant. It is suppose to be public service and not a full time career. Call me anytime with questions or to tell me your ideas to strengthening our country.

This contribution is from Seattle-based independent journalist, David Malekar, Independent Associate Editor for the Liberty Chronicle Independent; who publishes content to the WashCo Chronicle and other online publications.

Clinton Wishes This Video Would Be Removed from the Internet

I can't believe anyone in the LGBT community would still support her after she said this.

Yes, you heard her right. She said "I believe marriage is not just a bond but a sacred bond between a man and a woman."

This entire election is a farce. A scam. A flimflam.

Clinton and doesn't care about LGBT rights.

Trump doesn't care about LGBT rights either.

This year the ONLY presidential candidate who actually cares about LGBT rights is Gary Johnson.

Don't forget to vote on November 8.

Ken is the editor of the Liberty Chronicle Independent.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Saving the Firewheel: Interview with Mike Lapointe of Firewheel Community Coffeehouse in Everett WA

Mike Lapointe (La-Point) is facing a crisis with the Firewheel, located at 2727 Colby Ave, Everett, WA 98201.  Currently under economic hardship, he reaches out to the community for support after participating in the community for many years.

Mike Lapointe (center) at Firewheel Community Coffeehouse

His goal of reviving the "Town Hall" concept to allow local citizens to be able to voice their opinions, concerns and bring to light issues that may not be normally seen or heard of.  Currently, Mike's location is open to all groups of people who wish to hold events and meetings.

Many call this place a second home because of the welcoming atmosphere and comfort within.  Others know of the location because of the activism out of the Firewheel, on issues such as helping the homeless and counseling groups.

Our exclusive video Interview with Mr. Lapointe explains in further detail the issues the Firewheel are facing and how people can help.  No one wants to see a local business have to close, especially one that works so closely to help those within the community.

LCI Exclusive: Interview with Mike Lapointe of Firewheel Community Coffeehouse in Everett WA

GoFundMe Link for Donations:



Outside of the Firewheel
Following description is from the "GoFundMe" page link for donations:
The Firewheel is community first and foremost. We do more than sell coffee. We promote and grow the community. Meeting space is free for any group and we stay open beyond our normal closing time, until a scheduled meeting or event is over. We have a small but eclectic library of books for people to read while visiting or to buy if they prefer. Everything we can do to keep things local we do, from providing pastry and sandwiches from the Colby Diner across the street, to offering delicious gourmet coffee from a small Seattle business wanting to expand into the Puget Sound area.
We are environmentally conscious, recycle and even have our coffee delivered by sailboat to keep our carbon footprint small. We have a music venue growing in popularity, especially among our young customers who find it hard to locate a place to hang out that welcome them and offer an alcohol free environment.
We present all genres of music catering to whatever musical preference you may have.

We have become the Town Square missing in our towns and cities of today. We promote discussion and understanding of important issues to our society and provide a place to lay back, have a good time and leave with a sense that this is where you belong, because it is where you belong. It is where we all belong, our space… the commons.

Over 4 years of community building, of sacrifice in money and thousands of hours in volunteered time by many people has kept the Firewheel afloat. But the efforts have all  gone into just surviving to this point of success and there are still needed additions to be made to The Firewheel to ensure we remain open and evolve to meet the needs of our customers and our communities.

Much of our equipment is old and needs to be serviced or replaced.  If a new freezer is needed suddenly, we may go out of business. The increase in participants and number of meetings and events require building of interior walls to muffle the sound of the expresso machine or loud bands and separating the meeting areas from the front counter for privacy. Our furniture is well worn and we are always looking for replacements. As we grow so do our cost to operate. Staying open later requires more electricity and as we have more musical events that has increased the cost of our liability insurance.

Then there are additions to our menu. We would like to offer additional items on the menu which will sell during the summer, a time when sales tend to drop off somewhat, and we have some ideas in mind, but they require the purchase of additional equipment. Keeping sales up during this time of the year is crucial.

Financially, The Firewheel has persevered longer than any other company would have, because our goal was not profit as a measure of our success. We are at the point where this venture can be self-sustainable with as little as $10,000 to pay off the incurred cost spent just to remain open when times were tough and making the improvements I have mentioned.

It is the people who made The Firewheel a valued part of the community. Please contribute whatever you can to grow our shop even more and ensure it will continue to evolve and  always be a great destination spot for all the people in our community. 
This contribution is from Seattle-based independent journalist, David Malekar, Independent Associate Editor for the Liberty Chronicle Independent; who publishes content to the WashCo Chronicle and other online publications.