Obama presidency: Hamiltonian curse or Marxist mess? Exclusive: Ilana Mercer talks to Tom DiLorenzo about new book exposing Founding Father…
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Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Posted: November 07, 2008
1:00 am Eastern
By Ilana Mercer
Note: In today’s offering, Ilana interviews professor Thomas J. DiLorenzo about his new book, “Hamilton’s Curse: How Jefferson’s Archenemy Betrayed the American Revolution – and What It Means for America Today,” with relevance to the events of the day.
ILANA: The president-elect’s leanings are more Marx than Hamilton. This makes Barack Obama even more alien to the American system than was Hamilton, the subject of your new book, “Hamilton’s Curse.” Nevertheless, he’ll adapt. Tell us how Alexander Hamilton cursed the old republic, and how you think Obama’s socialist statism will blend and meld with American, Hamiltonian statism?
TOM DILORENZO: Hamilton was the intellectual leader of the nationalist movement among the founders who wanted to import the corrupt British mercantilist empire to America. He wanted the government to pursue “imperial glory,” another word for empire, and to adopt a set of economic policies – protectionist tariffs, a large national debt, corporate welfare and monetary manipulation by a bank operated by politicians out of the nation’s capital. At the constitutional convention, he proposed a permanent president who would appoint all the governors who would have veto power over all state legislation. A “king,” in other words. Jefferson and his followers viewed this as nothing less than a betrayal of the American Revolution. They had just fought a war against that very system, and Hamilton wanted to turn around and adopt it here in the U.S. Hamilton believed that a mercantilist empire was a bad thing if you were on the paying end, but quite good if you were on the collecting end. It’s good to be the king, as Mel Brooks might say. Jefferson opposed him every step of the way, believing that every one of his policy proposals would not only be economically unwise, but destructive of the very liberty the Revolution was fought to advance.
The Hamilton/Jefferson political battle raged on for decades, but some historians call the post-Civil War era the period of “Hamiltonian hegemony,” where the presidency became more and more dominant over Congress; states’ rights or federalism became essentially nullified; and all of Hamilton’s mercantilist economic policies were adopted, from protectionism to corporate welfare for the railroad corporations. The Republican Party has always been the party of Hamiltonian mercantilism. That’s why I’ve called Lincoln “the political son of Alexander Hamilton,” as far as economic policy and the structure of government are concerned.
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Feds come knocking for home inspections Some citizens outraged, calling probe ‘illegal search and invasion’ of property…
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Posted: January 16, 2011
By Bob Unruh
A sanitation district in Pennsylvania has notified homeowners that its representatives will be making personal visits to every structure served by its network of drainpipes because that’s what the federal Environmental Protection Agency is demanding.
The letter informs homeowners the inspections will probably take only about 15 minutes, but that all properties “will be considered a source of clear water discharges until an inspection can be conducted.”
The effort, according to officials at the Coplay Whitehall Sewer Authority, is to prevent water from sources such as sump pumps or downspouts from being channeled into a water treatment process.
But homeowners are concerned about the mandatory government inspections of their properties.
“I do consider this the equivalent of illegal search and invasion of my home without just cause and [it] establishes a situation where I am guilty and must prove innocence,” one homeowner, who asked that his identity be withheld, told WND.
“This inspection is to determine if I am ‘discharging’ ‘clean water’ into the sewer system. At no point in the letter does it say exactly what will be looked at, (I guess leaky faucets will be a crime) what else may be being evaluated while my property is being inspected, what is on the ‘check list’ or report that is being done, and really exactly who is doing the inspection,” he said.
Officials with the sanitation district confirmed that they dispatched the letter and said the inspections are being demanded by the EPA. However, officials at the regional EPA office and those at its Washington headquarters declined to respond to WND questions about the process or its goals.
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The terrible violence in Arizona last weekend prompted much national discussion on many issues. All Americans are united in their sympathies for the victims and their families. All wonder what could motivate such a horrible act. However, some have attempted to use this tragedy to discredit philosophical adversaries or score political points. This sort of opportunism is simply despicable.
Residents of Portland, Oregon, recently attended a forum on the question of whether the city should rejoin the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. The city withdrew its task force membershipfive years ago after the Justice Department turned down a city request for oversight over the JTTF.
The CIA, the Pentagon, and the Murder of Martin Luther King James Douglass on yet another federal assassination…
The CIA, the Pentagon, and the Murder of Martin Luther King
James Douglass on yet another federal assassination.The CIA, the Pentagon, and the Murder
IMPOSTER PRESIDENT OBAMA: VICTORY WILL BE SHORT LIVED By: Devvy (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
An Open Letter To Clint Eastwood
I see by recent news articles that you are to be involved in a new film regarding the raising of our flag on Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. I have wondered if this is going to be yet another of the usual party line accounts, or if this one will finally be an in-depth full story and truth of that event in our history.
Since it is you involved this time, I expect the latter could be the case, and I think it’s worth a shot to attempt to bring the following information to your attention in hopes that the story of Marine Ray Jacobs, and others, might finally be brought to the attention of the American public in a way that is worthy of both the event and the men themselves.
Jacobs is one of the known remaining survivors, along with Chuck Lindberg, of Lt. Schrier’s 40-man combat patrol up Suribachi that day to raise our colors over the Japanese homeland. I am referring here to the earlier first (so-called) flag raising–not the later raising of a replacement flag that was photographed by Joe Rosenthal (and was also shot by Sgt Bill Genaust on motion-picture film as well)–and which quickly, and incorrectly, became famous as the Iwo Jima flag raising well-known to all. The actual flag raising was photographed earlier that same day by Marine S/Sgt Lou Lowery, and is not nearly so well-known. Even today, nearly sixty years after the battle for Iwo Jima, a number of facts are still in question, and the emphasis of the flag raising itself remains on the replacement flag and not the original flag raised.
While the establishment media continues to run with the hoax that violent political rhetoric, tea partiers, and the second amendment were responsible for last weekend’s Tucson shooting, leftists continue to brazenly issue death threats against anyone who disagrees with them, with the press complicit in burying the story.
Obama attempts to position himself as the second coming of Lincoln … (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)
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Posted on Monday, January 17, 2011 8:11:04 AM by KeyLargo
Juror’s research led to murder mistrial By Bob Kalinowski (Staff Writer) Published: January 17, 2011
Legal experts have coined them “Google mistrials.”
Sometimes it’s done unwittingly. Other times it’s done against a judge’s specific directions.
On Friday, it ended Lamont Cherry’s murder trial in Luzerne County court. A juror admitted to researching medical issues at home on her computer after five hours of deliberations Thursday ended in a deadlocked panel, prompting a cloud of confusion and eventually a mistrial in the case.
Cherry was acquitted of first-degree murder, while a mistrial was declared on two other counts of homicide, in the death of 12-month-old Zalayia McCloe in May 2009.
In today’s technology-driven world and rise of Internet-capable smart phones, courts are increasingly declaring mistrials and overturning convictions after learning jurors used the Internet to research cases or commented about proceedings on social media sites, media law experts say.
The so-called “Google mistrials” have prompted courts across the country to adopt more specific rules for jurors’ use of technology as it relates to the cases in which they serve.
“Traditionally, courts have told jurors not to read the newspaper, don’t watch TV, or listen to radio coverage of the case. I take the position, in this day of age, that’s not enough,” said Eric Robinson, a Reno, Nev., attorney who is deputy director of the Reynolds Center for Courts and Media at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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Posted on Monday, January 17, 2011 8:05:35 AM by markomalley
Late on Friday evening, Facebook made the tweak to its developer terms, via its blog, saying: “We are now making a user’s address and mobile phone number accessible [to developers],” prompting security experts to warn people to remove their personal contact details from the site immediately.
Moving forward, whenever a Facebook user accepts the terms and conditions of downloading an app, such as a game or a video developed for the platform by a third party company, they will also be allowing that company access to their mobile telephone number and address, if they have previously loaded that information into their profile.
“This change isn’t as drastic as it might first appear, because users will need to give permission for third-party Facebook applications to access this data,” explained Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at IT security and control firm Sophos. “But it still sounds like a recipe for disaster, given the prevalence of rogue scam applications already on Facebook – all of which benefit from apparently being blessed by the Facebook name and brand.”
According to Sophos, Facebook is already plagued by rogue applications which solely exist to post spam links to users’ walls, point users to survey scams that earn them commission – and sometimes even trick users into handing over their mobile numbers to sign them up for a premium rate service.
America: Locked and Loaded—Guns, Speech and Madness
Finally, what have you done to stop the Iraq and Afghanistan wars? Answer: nothing, right?! That’s why they continue 10 years later! This Republican form of government is not a spectator sport. You provide the vital ingredient to make it work. Why does violence continue on such a horrific and prolific level in the USA? Answer: we apathetically set the paradigm and we reap the obvious results……