The Lesser of the Two Evils?

The concept of the lesser of two evils in a political election is a subject that I have heard thought about a great deal lately. I actually wrote about this a tad in the Epilogue of my book As America Fades that I published earlier this month. I shall enlarge on that concept here.

Some claim that to not vote in an election is to allow evil to win, but when they vote for the lesser of two evils they are ensuring that evil will win -and that they have endorsed it. Let us examine this “logic”. Republicans often argue that not voting is a vote for the Democrats, in this case for Hillary. A Democrat can likewise argue that not voting is a vote for Trump, as it denied Hillary a vote that she could have theoretically received. How can refusing to vote really be a vote for someone? How can no vote really be a vote? Using this “logic”, if a Trump supporter died in a car wreck on the way to the polls on election day, did the Trump supporter really vote for Hillary -as he died before casting a vote and is in the same position as one who conscientiously refused to vote?

If you cannot understand that a person refusing to vote for evil is not a vote for whatever candidate you dislike (or any vote at all), you are wasting your time reading this blog. This is just basic, high school level logic. Come on people!

When one considers the Constitution, the Founder’s vision for America, Biblical morality, foreign policy, economics, and racial consciousness there is no one to vote for for president this year. There has not been for a long time. And no, Gary Johnson is not an acceptable alternative to Trump and Clinton. There are all part of the same wretched, unconstitutional, middle class destroying, pro-multiculturalism, pro-Israel system; they just have a little different idea how to despise the Founders and run the system to their own constituency’s benefit.

I will not be voting this November. In fact, I have not voted in a general election since 2010. Studying history and politics, living a more self-reliant agrarian lifestyle, staying fit, and maybe stockpiling a little food and ammunition  will do more for you and your country than voting to endorse the lesser of the two evils in a election.

I have basically given the last six months of my life to the patriot movement, asking no financial remuneration whatsoever. To a lesser degree, I have devoted the last seven years of my life to it. I remember going out tot he parking lot of the Home Depot I used to work at on lunch break and sitting in my cold truck (with a jacket on) when  it was below freezing so that I could get away from the noise of the break room and read the Constitution again and again or read some other patriot work.

I have listed to huge amounts of patriot internet radio -everything from Mark Koernke to Alex Jones to the late Derry Brownfield to Dave Gahary’s AFP podcasts to David Duke. (I have not listened to Ol’ AJ for years, and to any of these guys much the last year). I have bought and read many books on many subjects and from different perspectives. I have lost weight and ran my body into the ground. I have maintained my skill with firearms. I have done major internet research on patriot issues. I have moved to a small homestead and am trying to develop a traditional, self-sufficient lifestyle that can continue when/if the Federal Reserve’s fiat money/bank bill financial house of cards tumbles down, or if an EMP takes down the entire electrical grid.

On top of this, I have written and published three books of my own. My first book, A Bible Based View Of Liberty And Free Governments (May 2013), was a combination of theology and politics and is no longer in print.   My second book Putnam Liberty Notes (March 2016) was a brief collection of patriot essays -covering everything from liberty to current events to gun control to homesteading. My third book, As America Fades (August 2016), is basically a sequel to Putnam Liberty Notes. Furthermore, I have blogged from May until August of this year, my blog posts forming the core (first half or so) of my book As America Fades.

In the Epilogue to As America Fades I made the case that the internet is two edged sword. I stated that I was going to back away from the internet. I am now doing this. In the last two weeks, I had a flurry of new unique visitors, probably brought to my blog by my profile on the comments I was making on other websites and blogs.  I even had a few hits from Canada, Australia, Germany, Sweden, and Hungary. But I am kidding myself. Most of the people who have came to my blog are likely the “internet patriots” that I wrote about on this blog  back in June. Those looking for what my friend Warpipes mockingly refers to as “patriot entertainment” will have to go elsewhere to get it, or perhaps just forget about it and turn on the late show.

My blogging days are over. I was a patriot before I wrote or blogged, and I will remain a patriot. I am going to continue to follow current events and read history and patriot books. I am going to devote much more attention to developing my homestead. My blog will stay up so that people can read essays they missed and tell their friends about them. My two books published this year will stay in print. (They are available for only $5 each from both and the printer But my blogging days are over. I still plan to check my email and books sales every week, and shop on Amazon, but I am drastically scaling back my internet usage.

Thank you to all those who have read this blog. Thank you to the few who have purchased my books. Joe Putnam signing out.

Copyright (c) 2016 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana. All rights reserved.




***New Blog Essay Series Begins Today*** Thoughts on the Trump-Khan Stupidity

Hello my readers. After taking about a month hiatus from my blog commentary posts so that I might get As America Fades  into print, I am back. Today I am going to start my new commentary series on liberty, America, current events, and cultural destruction.

One of the stupidest thighs to happen recently on the political scene is the verbal exchange between Donald Trump and Khizr Khan. Khzir Khan, with his wife Ghazaal standing silently by his side, spoke at the recent Democratic National Convention. The Khans are ethnic Pakistani immigrants and practicing Muslims. Their son, one Humayun Khan, was a Captain in the U.S. Army who was killed in the (illegal, unconstitutional, and totally unnecessary) undeclared war in Iraq.

From the stage at the DNC, Kzhir Khan criticized Donald Trump, asking if he (Trump) had even read the Constitution, stated that if Trump had been president he might not have let his some Humayun in the country, and stated that Trump had sacrificed nothing.

Trump responded and it deteriorated into a Twitter and TV war of words. Trump stated that he had sacrificed -by working hard and creating jobs. Trump also degraded himself by calling Humayun Khan a hero.

Khzir Khan is a lawyer, who has helped people, including non-white Muslims, to basically buy legal U.S. residency -a first step toward citizenship. Ghazala has spoken out on TV to show that her religion does not prohibit her from speaking publicly. Not that I care what her religion tells her she can or cannot do.

Two things are missing from this. They are law and culture.

First is that the invasion of Iraq was done illegally, without the Constitutionally required Congressional Declaration of War. Iraq had not attacked us, and had no capability to cross thousands of miles of ocean to do so.

For those interested in international law, the invasion of Iraq likely qualifies as a war of aggression by the (very questionable) standards used to try Third Reich officials at Nuremberg.

Second is that regardless of who a Donald Trump administration would or would not have let into the country -the Founding Fathers would not have let Kzhir Khan into the country, let alone allowed his son be an officer in the army! Logical countries are made up of people of similar ethnic stock, speaking the same language, and hopefully sharing the same basic moral code and worldview (usually derived from a shared religion). Multicultural countries have never worked, and never will work.

Truthfully, the Khans never should have been let into America. Humayun Khan is not a hero. What Humayun died for, or thought he died for, is immaterial as it was not for America. My fellow Americans, wake up and stop blindly worshiping the police and the military. Instead embrace the ideology of the Founders!

Copyright (c) 2016 by Joseph Charles Putnam of Orange County, Indiana, All rights reserved.





As America Fades is available on Amazon today!

Hello everyone,

My new book As America Fades is for sale on Amazon this morning! I finished the final proof read and approval process last night and it is available to the world this morning. A picture of the book is below and at the end of this post there is a picture of me at the homestead holding the proof copy of As America Fades and also  Putnam Liberty Notes.


As America Fades is my third book. As America Fades is sort-of a sequel to my March 2016 book Putnam Liberty Notes. This new book consists of the 22 commentary essays that I published on this blog between May and July of 2016 plus 6 extra essays.  All but two of the 22 blog essays are only 2 pages in length, perfect for busy people to read on the go. Of the six news essays, one is a reprint from my earlier book PLN and the other five are all new. The last two essays are longer, actually 8 and 10 pages  respectively. Plus there is a 6 page Epilogue talking about the current election/political crisis!

As America Fades covers everything from liberty to current events to gun control to the America Revolution to the coming police state to multiculturalism. And no, I am not afraid to talk about the role the Kosher boys play in it all!

As America Fades is available on Amazon for only $5. Shipping is free on orders of $25 or more. For some reason, I cannot get the link to light up for me on this page this morning. As such, you will have to go to Amazon and search for the title or my full name, Joseph Charles Putnam.

Please spread the word to all your friends. They no doubt need a dose of very un-P.C. information.

As a side note, now that As America Fades is in print, I am restarting my blog posting. My new series of posts will be a bit different from the last series. This series will be (usually) twice a week, will generally be shorter than my other essays, and will focus more on current events and less on complex ideology and America history. My readership is not large, but it is large enough that I fell the need to continue my posting for awhile longer. Look for my first new post sometime next week, and check out As America Fades on today!

Joseph Charles Putnam with books

Final Countdown to the release of As America Fades!

Hello readers,

I just ordered the final proof copy five minutes ago. As soon as I receive it I will speed read it one last time and then approve it for sale on Amazon.

I had intended to have it in print by now, but when I received my initial proof copy last week, I realized that I had way more typographical errors than I realized! Over a three day period I reread it and then had a relative carefully go over it to help me find any typos that I had overlooked.

While doing this proofing, I took the time to enhance my Epilogue to include commentary on the current election in light of the two national conventions over the last two weeks. I have been in on some interesting conversions both in person and on the comment sections of a few blogs concerning the “lesser of two evils”, Hillary/Trump, and the recent convention  theater.

If all goes well, As America Fades will be available for sale on Amazon this weekend. It will be 96 pages. I have designed a pretty nice looking cover for it, unlike the plain vanilla cover I put on Putnam Liberty Notes. The price will be the same, $5. (Recall my essay on the 12th Protocol). Thank you all for checking back. I will post in here when it goes for sale on Amazon.


Side note: I was talking to some guys in the payout line at Dinky’s Auction Barn here in rural southern Indiana last Friday night. These three boys were country boys, with two probably being professional farmers. They talked of crops, animals, weak men, recent skunk problems and resolution on the farm (45ACP and  00 Buck), Hillary and Trump, the “white people to the back” video at a recent BLM protest. They even mentioned crooked banks. But when I tried to bring up Constitutional liberties and that Trump wants to make America great (economically) again and is not talking about freedom -I just got a blank look. They then responded about building a border wall and 2nd amendment; that was about the extent of their thoughts on liberty. They had good gut instincts on being free and manly, but little deep political knowledge. I hold out hope for guys like that.