"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Saturday, November 23, 2013

WWE's "Kane" for US Senate? - Kane speaks to the Liberty Political Action Committee

WWE's Kane (left) with tag team partner Daniel Bryan.

A Conservative-Libertarian Wrestler
Kane was considering challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in the
2014 primaries, he appeared to rule that idea out in his LPAC speech.

I'll proudly admit that I have been a lifelong fan of professional wrestling.  The drama, the athleticism, the sneaky backstabbing . . . this is real life on steroids.

So combine politics and wrestling and I am in heaven.

Pro-wrestler Glenn Jacobs, aka Kane, slammed the TSA in a recent speech before the Liberty Political Action Committee (LPAC), stating that the idea the government agency protects the nation is a complete joke.

Pro-wrestling and politics don’t often mix, but when they do it tends to get interesting, as Jesse Ventura will attest to. Jacobs pinned his Libertarian leanings to the mast some years ago, declaring his support for former Congressman Ron Paul. But recently, Jacobs has become more vocal concerning fierce protection of liberty from big government.

“Since I just flew in last night and it’s fresh on my mind, I thought that I would start with the TSA,” Jacobs told the group in a keynote speech from September that appeared on the LPAC website this weekend reports Infowars News.

Kane's Entrance at WWE

Pro Wrestler Kane as an 'Austrian Economist'

WWE Wrestler Kane.
A 7 foot tall, 323 pound libertarian supporter of Ron Paul (R - Texas).  Kane has won 18 total championships during his WWE career.
Kane is a member of the Free State Project, and spoke at the organization's 2009 New Hampshire Liberty Forum. He has also spoken at the Ludwig von Mises Institute.  Kane has said that Harry Browne, Ron Paul, John Stossel, Peter Schiff, and Murray Rothbard as his political influences, and stated he is "theoretically a Rothbardian", but does not believe that a stateless society will be achieved in his lifetime.

“TSA is such low hanging fruit, I mean, anybody can bash the TSA.” Jacobs added, before launching into several of his own personal experiences at the hands of America’s Blue goon squad.

“I could talk about the time I tried to give a TSA agent a pocket constitution from the Young Americans for Liberty. He had to ask permission from his supervisor to accept it, despite the fact that as a federal agent, he’s sworn to uphold the thing,” Jacobs said.

“They always tell you to start your speech with a joke, and the idea that the TSA actually upholds the constitution, that’s the best joke I could possibly do, right?”

“In Australia, I bought a balsa wood toy boomerang as a souvenir,” Jacob said, referring to another incident.

“As I’m going back through security at [Los Angeles International Airport], I was informed that could not bring my balsa wood toy boomerang back on the plane because it was a weapon. So let me get this straight, they sell weapons at the Melbourne Australia Airport?”

Jacobs also spoke at length about Austrian economics and his research regarding the proposed internet sales tax, which he described as an unbelievable threat to freedom and personal privacy.

While Jacobs hinted earlier in the year that he was considering challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) in the 2014 primaries, he appeared to rule that idea out in his LPAC speech, noting “I am not going to do that… I like hanging out at places like this way too much.”

“I like to show people that at least there is a ‘red pill’.” Jacobs noted, after saying that for him discovering Austrian economics was like waking from a Matrix style sleep and going very deep down a rabbit hole.

“There is an alternative,” Jacobs said, adding “lately I have found that more and more people are being attracted to the message of liberty.”

Other Wrestlers in Politics

John "Bradshaw" Layfield (JBL)
A former WWE World Champion title holder, the bigger than life Texan John Layfield is a strong Conservative.  Outside of his WWE work, Layfield is a financial analyst for Fox News.  He is a guest panelist on Fox News Channel's The Cost of Freedom, has appeared on CNBC, and has written a best-selling book on financial planning called Have More Money Now.
Layfield also hosts a weekend talk radio program, syndicated nationally by Talk Radio Network, in which he discusses his conservative political views.

Governor Jesse "The Body" Ventura
Jesse has done more in his lifetime almost everyone.  The rest of us can only dream of living that life.
As a wrestler, Ventura performed as a villain and often used the motto:
"Win if you can, lose if you must, but always cheat!"

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