While perusing the Interwebs recently I came across an ad for something called Americans Elect 2012. They splash across their website such catchy slogans as "Elect a President, Not a Party" and "Help Make History: Every dollar you give helps put your choice on the 2012 ballot." You can sign a petition, submit names of your ideal candidates for government office, submit questions to them, and do all sorts of other fun activities designed to give you that warm, fuzzy, self-deceptive feeling that the gang of thugs who retain a monopoly of force over your life will for some who-knows-what reason, presumably out of a superhuman capacity for altruism, put your particular concerns before the concerns of their own monopoly.
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Visa and MasterCard decided last year to cut off all services for facilitating donations to WikiLeaks on the grounds that the whistleblower site was engaging in "illegal" activities by posting hundreds of thousands of classified U.S. government cables allegedly provided by Pfc. Bradley Manning, as well as the notorious "Collateral Murder" video.