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The Sudden Emergence of Tom Paine

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by Murray N. Rothbard
by Murray N. Rothbard


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This article is excerpted from Conceived in Liberty. Audiobook recordings of this four-volume history, read by Dr. Floy Lilley, are available for free download.

 
 

At the beginning of 1776, New England was ready for independence. So were such leading radicals as Richard Henry Lee and Patrick Henry of Virginia, Christopher Gadsden of South Carolina, and army leaders such as George Washington and Charles Lee. But the bulk of the colonies and the Continental Congress were not.

One of the main stumbling blocks to a commitment to independence was personal loyalty to the British crown. There has always been a political taboo of almost mystical force against attacking the head of state, and always the convenient though emasculating custom of attributing his sins to his evil or incompetent advisers. Such long-standing habits impeded a rational analysis of the deeds of King George III. Furthermore, the old and obsolete Whig ideal of virtual independence under a figurehead king of both Britain and America could only be shattered if the king were to be attacked personally.

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Police Forces Dressing In Black To “Instill Fear” In Citizens

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 Police Forces Dressing In Black To “Instill Fear” In Citizens
Psychological influence of uniforms cited by authorities

Steve Watson
Infowars.net

 April 28, 2008

 

Recent news that police in Massachusetts are to switch to black, military-style uniforms in an effort to appear more authoritative and aggressive highlights a more general move to militarize police in America and affect a “post 9/11″ psychology of fear.

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Ron Paul’s Best Seller….

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April 30, 2008
Posted: 06:00 PM ET
 Paul's book is No. 1 on Amazon.com

Paul’s book is No. 1 on Amazon.com

(CNN) — Ron Paul’s loyal supporters helped him set campaign fundraising records and capture more delegates during his presidential run than some of his high-profile Republican rivals. They even managed to briefly shut down Nevada’s GOP convention earlier this month over a rules change controversy.

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Military and Homeland Security Dictate Who Lives And Who Dies In A Pandemic….

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Military and Homeland Security Dictate Who Lives And Who Dies In A Pandemic
New report says doctors must allow elderly, weak to perish after ‘triggerevent’

‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’ What It Really Means

May 7, 2008 1 comment

 

‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’
What It Really Means

By Michael Dan Jones

One of the most enduring traditional American hymns and patriotic songs is Julia Ward Howe’s “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” It is a staple with many Christian church choirs and hardly a patriotic holiday passes without this song being sung and played at ceremonies nationwide. But is “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” truly appropriate for religious hymnals and patriotic ceremonies? Who was the author? What motivated and inspired her? What message was she trying to convey? What do the words mean? What meaning do they have for us today?

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DO YOUR CHILDREN STUDY THE KORAN?

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 By Derry Brownfield
May 4, 2008

NewsWithViews.com

To be politically correct our children are being taught to be tolerant to everybody and everything, regardless of how bizarre it may seem to our American way of life. Public schools are having students learn passages form the Koran and study some of the laws handed down by Mohammed. Our children are taught that Islam is a religion of peace and Allah is just another name for the God of the Holy Bible.

In 1988, a British novelist, Salman Rushdie published a novel. “The Satanic Verses,” which led to protests from Muslims in several countries. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, then Supreme Leader of Iran, called for Rushdie’s death. As a result he was forced to spend nearly a decade hiding from the public.

If you were watching the evening news this past December you are aware of the British school teacher that was sentenced to 40 lashes and a year in jail for allowing her students to name their teddy bear “Mohammed.” Islamic mobs demonstrated in the streets and called for her execution. In Saudi Arabia a gang raped a 19 year old girl and the victim received a sentence of 200 lashes for riding in the car with her rapists. In 2006, a 34-year old mother was forcibly raped and ultimately tried and convicted of adultery, and was ordered to be stoned to death.

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QUAGMIRES, WACKY POLICIES ARE STRAINING THE ALL-VOLUNTEER MILITARY

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By Ivan Eland

May 4, 2008
NewsWithViews.com

Enmeshed in two military occupations that have turned into well-publicized quagmires, the Army and Marines are understandably having trouble enlisting new recruits. Their answer: vastly increase the number of convicted felons and other societal miscreants accepted into their ranks.

According to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, from 2006 to 2007 the Army more than doubled its felonious recruits and the Marine Corps increased its share by more than two-thirds. For example, some entrants had convictions for crimes of dishonesty—including burglary, robbery, and grand larceny—crimes of violence—such as aggravated assault, arson, and “terroristic” threats, including bomb threats—and sex crimes, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, molestation, and indecent acts with a child. In addition, the two services dramatically increased their “conduct waivers” for people convicted of misdemeanors. Astonishingly, in fiscal year 2007, nearly one in five Army recruits were brought in under waivers for felonies and misdemeanors.

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