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December 29, 2014

Does Coercion Lead to Freedom?

I told Congress to support President Obama's shift in Cuba policy using's Stop Policing the World campaign.


Please do the same. You may borrow from or copy this letter…


I despise Cuba's communist State (


But I support the President’s efforts to end old, failed policies of “regime change.” Go further and end the embargo.




You're not responsible for Cuba or its regime. You serve ME, and I DO NOT CONSENT to the vain attempt to make Cuba more free by making me LESS free..


That's what the embargo does…


* It's a Statist ( policy relying on initiated force ( to deny my rights ( to travel and trade

* It lacks empathy ( for the Cubans impoverished and injured by their State and for those who want to trade with or aid the Cubans


As a result…


The embargo violates my conscience (  


Don't be a Statist ( like the Castros.


Instead, REJECT coercion (


That means…






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When we take ANY foreign policy position, we hear from people who are “shocked” — some are even subscribers. Perhaps, as you read our position on Cuban relations, you're one of them. Typically, these critiques start with, “I usually like your libertarian position, but on {fill-in-the-blank} I think you're off your rocker.” The thing is…




We dependably apply the same principles to foreign policy proposals we apply to domestic political plans. If interventionism at home is bad, it's even worse in distant lands (about which our politicians have even less knowledge). And, by the way, with equal predictability, we end up being right, when hindsight eventually arrives.


The point is…


We are an organization that takes stands, based on principles. People claim that's what they want — leaders who stand by principle. Yet some unsubscribe when they read a Chronicle with which they disagree. If you agree with us, normally and in general, then when the specific disagreements arise, the consistent thing for you to do is, applaud us for taking an unpopular stand based on principle.


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Thank you for being a DC Downsizer,  


Jim Babka

President, Inc.


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