Statement: Dan Behrman vs. Bernie Sanders

Dan Behrman is a candidate for the Libertarian Party’s 2020 presidential nomination. He is best known for his large yellow hat with the slogan “Taxation is Theft.”  I’ve signed up to receive updates from each Libertarian presidential candidate and Behrman sends out more statements than any other.  Below is a statement he released yesterday about the issue of healthcare and the withdrawal of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders:

Radical Healthcare Reform

There were only two candidates on the entire 2020 presidential platform who were pushing for heavy healthcare reform. One was yours truly, Dan Taxation Is Theft Behrman, and the other was Bernie Sanders.

Bernie Sanders just dropped out of the race.

While my plan to Free(v) Healthcare is dramatically different than that of Bernie’s Medicare for all, we were both advocating to a solution to a serious problem in this country. In fact, our healthcare system is so screwed up, it’s one of the major reasons that Bernie was able to gain so much fanatical support. Now that is gone and there is a void to be filled.

Our message of Free(v) Healthcare is the only plan in the presidential race that will fix our broken healthcare system, and ensure that millions of Americans have access to healthcare. Free(v) Healthcare is free like freedom. It is the idea that you should be free to make your own decisions, and government should not stand in your way of getting what you need. Eliminating government restrictions will mean more qualified doctors are able to help, and fair competition in the marketplace for more affordable medication. Americans with the lowest paying jobs will be able to afford everything they need.

You can learn more here: https://behrman2020.com/healthcare

This COVID-19 virus is not slowing us down. Our team and support continues to grow, and more people are hearing our message. In fact, this government shutdown has created an amazing opportunity to show people just how dangerous the government can be. In the next couple weeks, we will be releasing new content to take advantage of this.

If you want to ensure that we keep things moving, please consider a small $5 monthly donation to our campaign by visiting https://behrman2020.com/donate

Also, the Libertarian Party is running a membership competition to see which candidate raises the most money or new members. If you’re not interested in joining, I’m not going to try to convince you, but if you’re already interested in becoming a member or renewing your membership, you can do it at the following link, and it will help our campaign: https://www.lp.org/danielbehrman/

In Liberty,

Dan Taxation Is Theft Behrman

12 thoughts on “Statement: Dan Behrman vs. Bernie Sanders

  1. SocraticGadfly

    Glad to see the Libertarians continuing their tradition of having at least one true whackadoodle run for Prez every 4 years.

  2. William Saturn Post author

    There’s many other whack-adoodles running. This one is rather mild. There’s one who wears a boot on his head, one who thinks he inspired the creation of the largest search engine, and another who wants to give guns to homeless people.

  3. dL

    Glad to see the Libertarians continuing their tradition of having at least one true whackadoodle run for Prez every 4 years.

    Nothing whackadoodle about it. Medical tourism is a fact. Medicine free of US government control would indubitably be orders of magnitude less expensive than it is now.

  4. dL

    There’s one who wears a boot on his head

    The court jester is a universal artifact of history that has a special skill to mock power in the presence of kings without fear of the iron maiden. The fool that is the wisest one in the company.

  5. paulie

    Vermin and Behrman are actually not crazy at all and are decent candidates, among the best in the bunch. I also like Jorgensen.

  6. paulie

    Nothing whackadoodle about it. Medical tourism is a fact. Medicine free of US government control would indubitably be orders of magnitude less expensive than it is now.

    True. Although, I’m not sure what Socratic and William thought was whackadoodle. That? The hat? Or what?

  7. William Saturn Post author

    I understood the “whack-adoodle” comment to refer to both the hat and the slogan being part of his name. I don’t think there’s anything substantively wrong with what he says, which is why I said it’s relatively mild compared to the antics of Vermin Supreme and the crazy things we’ve heard from other candidates.

  8. Robert Hansen

    Ah, how I miss the days that LP whackadoodle-icity was limited to Michael Badnarik refusing to get a driver’s license… looks positively quaint in retrospect.

    (OK yeah, there was the guy whose skin turned blue… there was that.)

  9. paulie

    Vermin and Behrman’s hats are a great way to get noticed and remembered. What they actually say is not whackadoodle. Vermin does have a satirical platform but he also has a serious one, and his plan is to integrate both into his campaign. The LP is currently running a contest between presidential campaigns to see who can bring in new members to the party and Vermin is far and aways ahead. I don’t think he’s ahead among actual or likely delegates though. Which is a shame, because his campaign could have potential. He has 100k followers on FB and is making good inroads with former Bernie supporters.

    Behrman is as far as I know only running seriously. I’ve seen him with and without the hat. he also has a baseball cap version. I think he’s a good marketer in having a simple easy to remember “meme” to his campaign. Kind of like Redlich with his “stop wasting money” but the visual aid helps.

    Taxation is technically more extortion than theft but it works better as a simple slogan.

    Jorgensen’s campaign strategy is sound but I have yet to see good execution. It may be that Browne was just a lot more charismatic.

  10. paulie

    Ah, how I miss the days that LP whackadoodle-icity was limited to Michael Badnarik refusing to get a driver’s license… looks positively quaint in retrospect.

    (OK yeah, there was the guy whose skin turned blue… there was that.)

    You’re forgetting quite a few past episodes. We have a very rich history of whackadoodlicity. But we are far from alone in that.

  11. paulie

    The LP is holding a contest between campaigns seeking the presidential nomination. It’s still early on (runs thru the end of the month) and the numbers are small, but so far Vermin is by far and away in the lead, for whatever that is worth.

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