The one thing that a statist can’t do is leave the electorate alone.
“I am with the South in life or in death, in victory or in defeat . . . I believe the North is about to wage a brutal and unholy war on a people who have done them no wrong, in violation of the Constitution and the fundamental principles of government.
They no longer acknowledge that all government derives its validity from the consent of the governed. They are about to invade our peaceful homes, destroy our property, and inaugurate a servile insurrection, murder our men and dishonor our women.
We propose no invasion of the North, no attack on them, and only ask to be left alone.” – Major General Patrick Cleburne C.S.A.5 posted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 7:55:18 PM by central_va I won’t be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn………..
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150 Years ago today – Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Confederate States of America.on this day
^ | Feb 9th, 2011 | on-this-dayPosted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 6:42:15 PM by central_vaDavis was informed the next day.TOPICS: History; Miscellaneous; Society; Click to Add TopicKEYWORDS: civilwar; secession; Click to Add Keyword[ Report Abuse | Bookmark ]
“The withdrawal of a State from a league has no revolutionary or insurrectionary characteristic. The government of the State remains unchanged as to all internal affairs. It is only its external or confederate relations that are altered. To term this action of a Sovereign a ‘rebellion’ is a gross abuse of language.” — Jefferson Davis Pres. CSA
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Happy Secession Day
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
Perhaps the best evidence of how American history was rewritten, Soviet style, in the post-1865 era is the fact that most Americans seem to be unaware that “Independence Day” was originally intended to be a celebration of the colonists’ secession from the British empire.
Indeed, the word secession is not even a part of the vocabulary of most Americans, who more often than not confuse it with “succession.” The Revolutionary War was America’s first war of secession.America’s most prominent secessionist, Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration, was very clear about what he was saying: Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, and whenever that consent is withdrawn, it is the right of the people to “alter or abolish” that government and “to institute a new government.”
The word “secession” was not a part of the American language at that time, so Jefferson used the word “separation” instead to describe the intentions of the American colonial secessionists……….
See Something, Say Something Exposed As Hoax
070211top1Paul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.comWednesday, February 9, 2011
Given the intensity with which the Department of Homeland Security and Janet Napolitano have promoted the “See Something, Say Something” campaign, one would think the federal government would be keen on receiving reports from Americans about potential terror threats.
However, numerous calls to the DHS, FBI and the White House prove otherwise – the entire program is a hoax and the feds have no interest in preventing terrorism.For the past week, both on air and off air, Alex Jones has been trying to alert the federal government to terror threats and on every occasion has been rebuffed and ignored.
On Sunday, Alex called the FBI while hosting his live radio broadcast to report terrorism. During the last half hour of today’s show MP3 – video to follow, he called the White House and the DHS. On each occasion, the reports were met with ignored phone calls, answer phone messages that didn’t even state who was taking the message, and a complete failure to return any of the calls after messages were left.
After calling the White House a second time in an effort to talk to a real person, the line simply went dead before anyone answered.In addition, the DHS won’t even provide the number to report terror threats and instead passes the buck to local authorities when asked, as the phone calls made by Alex Jones prove.
Jones responded to numbers provided on “See Something, Say Something” flyers, only to be told by a DHS operator as well as a DHS press officer that local law enforcement were responsible for taking reports about terror threats.Jones then tried to call the local Austin Police Department but was told to call Homeland Security and was then shunted to yet another voicemail machine.
On every single occasion, Jones illustrated that it is impossible to report terror threats, proving that the entire mirage of anti-terror apparatus is a complete fraud.
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James Webb’s Fight Against Political Correctness
by Thomas J. DiLorenzoby
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“He’s not an ordinary politician. He has strong beliefs.”~ Senator Charles Schumer describing Senator James WebbI have never met Senator-elect James Webb D-VA, a highly decorated Vietnam War-era Marine, former U.S. Navy Secretary, novelist, screen writer, and historian, but I knew he was a man I should respect when I read his latest book, Born Fighting: A History of the Scots-Irish in America.
Unlike so many books on American history, especially those about the “Civil War” era, Born Fighting gives one the impression that the author had embarked on a relentless search for truth and had no tolerance for the poison of political correctness.My intuition about Webb was confirmed recently when he refused to genuflect, scrape and grovel, and kiss the ring of George W. Bush at a White House reception in stark contrast to every other member of Congress in attendance.
Then, a day later, I really knew that Senator-elect Webb was a man to be admired when George “Statecraft as Soul Craft” Will, the resident Lincoln-worshipping Straussian /Neocon Iraq war apologist on the Washington Post op-ed page, called him a “boor” and generally trashed him in a column. Congratulations, Senator-elect Webb!Born Fighting is a passionate, well-researched book about the Scotch-Irish in America “my people,” as Webb calls them.
Libertarians should be interested in this book, and the topic in general, because of the strong argument that Webb makes that the Scotch-Irish have always been radical individualists. “To them, joining a group and putting themselves at the mercy of someone else’s collective judgment makes about as much sense as letting the government take their guns.” Webb proved that he is a true blue Scotch-Irishman when he not only failed to bow and scrape to the Decider-in-Chief, but used the opportunity to express his opinion that the troops in Iraq, including his own Marine-son, should be brought home immediately………
I’m the guy who just last week managed to find a plumber who would increase the water pressure in my entire house, defying government controls and thereby causing all appliances to work better.
It’s not surprising that this was necessary. Government regulations have made a mess of our daily lives. Whether it is banning effective products or mandating inferior functionality in our appliances and fixtures, government’s role here is indisputably to degrade our quality of life.So I was stunned to hear President Obama claim exactly the opposite in a speech to the US Chamber of Commerce.
ridiculed those who predicted disaster from government regulations as far back as 1848. “It didn’t happen,” he said. “None of these things came to pass.” Then he went further to say that government regulations “enhanced” industry and “made our lives better.” Regulations “often spark competition and innovation.”What immediately came to mind is a picture of a race in which some overlord is clamping shackles on the runner’s feet.
No, that does not stop the race. The runners develop innovative ways to keep going. Nor does competition stop; it might even become more intense as runners develop new skills they would otherwise not need. All that’s true, and yet we wouldn’t look to this race as the one that is going to set new speed records. Everyone would be better off without shackles…………..
Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis was a sex pervert who mentored Obama during his growing-up years in Hawaii and became his substitute father…. (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)
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Republicans in Congress Still Don’t Get It
http://www.examiner.com/watchdog-politics-in-national/republican-political-elites-still-don-t-get-it#ixzz1DU2EVXXv ^ | February 9, 2010 | MarthaPosted on Wednesday, February 09, 2011 12:32:53 PM by usalady
Having spent most of their lives as elected politicians, the GOP old guard keeps trying to stay in control. However the newbies may be getting restless and instead of feeling challenges by Democrats, it is the Republicans who may be their actual foes.Excerpt Read more at examiner.com …
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Submission?by Jennifer AbelThe Guardian
Desperation is when once-proud and free Americans like me are reduced to pleading, “Save us, Jesse Ventura, you’re our only hope.”It’s over three months now since the unelected political appointees heading the TSA made their sexually abusive Hobson’s choice mandatory for American airline customers: either step through a scanner whose potentially cancerous radiation lets TSA agents view your nude body, or adopt guilty-criminal, hands-in-the-air poses, while agents grope you head to toe, genitalia included.Two months since Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano suggested expanding this to all forms of mass transit.
Eight weeks since the House of Representatives voted 417 to 3 in favour of House Resolution 28, supporting exactly that TSA expansion. And mere days since Barack Obama joked about the patdowns in his state of the union address. Easy for him to laugh, as one of the privileged few exempt from the humiliations TSA imposes on his countrymen.What about the rest of us Americans? I’m one who insists, along with others, “We won’t fly”, so long as TSA abuse remains part of the experience. Yet much of the media insists that makes us stubbornly selfish at best, prudishly insane at worst………………..
It’s been on the Gulf Coast, in the Southwestern deserts, the heart of the Midwest, along California’s boulevards and in Texas, and now the “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” campaign is reaching into Maryland, in the shadow of Washington, D.C., where a billboard has been erected on Route 40 near Elkton.Elkton, Md.,
A new billboard is part of a year-and-a-half-long campaign to bring attention to the eligibility questions still swirling around the presidency of Barack Obama, and is one of more than 50 posted around the country.The campaign is credited with giving new life to doubts about Obama’s eligibility now held by at least 58 percent of the American people, according to the latest national public opinion survey by CNN.Before the campaign was launched, only half of Americans were even aware of the controversy.The campaign was initiated by Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, in a bid to go over the heads of the major media, which, he says, now have a clear vested interest in covering up their negligence in not vetting Obama.
Farah is asking all those who agree that the constitutional eligibility of the president is of paramount importance for the future of the country to contribute financially to extending the campaign through 2012.”Every day we hear from Americans seeing these billboards,” said Farah. “Many of them congratulate us on the work. Others are just now being introduced to the questions that have been systematically stonewalled by the major media. I believe this campaign has raised more awareness of the issue than just about anything else. And I believe we are reaching critical mass in getting to the bottom of the mystery.”Story continues below…..
This “mystery man” also functions as a supreme impediment to the protection and defense of America´s borders and if that were not enough shame for the nation to bear, he has also deemed it wise to comport himself as a quisling and tattle-tale, making a spectacle of himself, by running to Red China and the United Nations to complain about the country which honored him with vast realizations of power.
Obama has damned the nation which elected a black president with spurious charges of “racism.”Obama´s Ministry of Truth—the Department of Justice—is a kangaroo court, headed by Attorney General, Eric H. Holder, who is also a shame to his honored position, insofar as he dispenses a double standard of “justice” with his selective enforcement of the law, under color of authority.What are the people to think of a law officer who pronounces judgment before examining the facts of a case, because he is too is lazy and narcissistic?
Method of persecuting people who refuse to buy mandatory health care invokes holocaust imagery
Obamacare Advocate: Make Refusniks Wear Gold Stickers
090211topPaul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.comWednesday, February 9, 2011
A leading advocate of Obamacare told NPR yesterday that Americans who refuse to pay for health care should be forced to wear gold stickers on their foreheads and refused emergency hospital treatment, in a chilling throwback to how Jews were persecuted by being made to wear yellow stars by the Nazis during the occupation of Europe.
In an article carried on the NPR website entitled Alternatives To Mandating Insurance? Maybe, Dr. Len Nichols, Professor of Health Policy and Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University, and a staunch advocate of mandatory health care, came up with a novel idea “to make the consequences of not having insurance even more dramatic.”………………………
““A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.” —Declaration of Independence (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)
Gunny G: Even B4 Lincoln, Our Constitution Was Undermined By The Enemy Within… (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~) (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)
My Encounter With Robert Garwood, Part I of a Two Part Series by Ron Charest (via ~ The Gunny “G” Blog & E-Mail ~) (via ~ The GUNNY “G” BLOG & E-MAIL ~)
Warmist Tom Friedman endorses $10 per gallon gas tax to be used to buy our vehicles, which would be crushed and piled in a mountain as a monument to 9/11?
Feb 9, 2011
Hot, flat, and crowded, page 262- Google Books
Warmist Tom Friedman endorses $10 per gallon gas tax to be used to buy our vehicles, which would be crushed and piled in a mountain as a monument to 9/11?Warmist Tom Friedman endorses $10 per gallon gas tax to be used to buy our vehicles, which would be crushed and piled in a mountain as a monument to 9/11?What Obama’s Reading, President Obama Book List – Barnes & Noble Often seen with a book in hand, President Obama has been shaped by such notable reads as Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas Friedman2009:
over Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard reading list Referring to a September 2008 news report in which Obama discussed Thomas L. Friedman’s Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Samuel P. Jacobs wonders why the president brought the book to Martha’s Vineyard. No word from the president, but Friedman told the Daily Beast in an email: “Given the pressure of a campaign, I doubt that the President got to read anything cover to cover. And for most of his presidency, the Great Recession has really swamped debate and discussion about climate and energy. So, I was very pleased to hear that he is diving into it again. …”
Warmist Tom Friedman endorses $10 per gallon gas tax to be used to buy our vehicles, which would be crushed and piled in a mountain as a monument to 9/11? 250111banner1Stock up with Fresh Food that lasts with eFoodsDirect AD…………………
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After Barack Obama A Dose Of Hillary Clinton?…..Has Beck Read This?Daily News ^ | September 8, 2010 | SE CuppPosted on Tuesday, February 08, 2011 11:26:16 PM by USSR Didnt FallOver Labor Day weekend, in between failed fishing excursions and burgers, my friends and I played a popular party game: Guess the likely 2012 presidential field.We tossed around the usual suspects – Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty – and we agreed that if things don’t get considerably better over the next two years, any one of them could give President Obama a run for his money.
But for my friends – three thirtysomething left-of-center moderates who voted for Obama in 2008 – only one name would make them consider pulling the lever for someone else: Hillary Clinton.It’s a ridiculous prospect.
Clinton has insisted she will not run again. She’s been a loyal soldier for Obama, and challenging an incumbent doesn’t usually work out too well for the challenger.Still, the unlikely prospect of a Clinton-Obama faceoff got me thinking. Maybe she could run. And more to the point, maybe she should run……………………..
The fall of the Republic, Obama’s unkept promises and lies, the economic crisis as part of a bigger new world order strategy, the swine flu hoax, the fraud behind the fed – Alex Jones talks about all this in an exclusive interview with RT’s Anastasia Churkina.Stock up with Fresh Food that lasts with eFoodsDirect AD
YOU’RE UNHAPPY with the choice between having the Transportation Security Administration “porno-scanning” you or touching your junk, this might also freak you out: The TSA is trying to read your mind.
Since June 2003, it’s been monitoring travelers’ facial expressions and body language for signs that they might be hiding something. As of March 2010, the TSA’s Screening Passengers by Observational Techniques SPOT program had 3,000 “behavior detection officers” in more than 150 airports.
job is to strike up conversations with passengers at security checkpoints, checking for what one TSA official describes as “behaviors that show you’re trying to get away with something you shouldn’t be doing.”
People who don’t display “normal airport behavior” may be stopped for questioning.SPOT is based largely on the work of Paul Ekman, a behavioral scientist who has spent his career identifying “microexpressions”—twitches lasting between one-fifteenth and one-twenty-fifth of a second that reveal intentionally concealed emotions. Ekman’s methods have been used by the animators ofToy Story and Shrek and celebrated by Malcolm Gladwell, and they inspired the Fox TV series Lie To Me, whose main character is a human lie detector who thrives on confrontations with psychopaths and murderers. That’s a far cry from Ekman himself, an unassuming 77-year-old who makes no claims of infallibility. “I’m never absolutely certain,” he says, sitting in his San Francisco loft.
“I can’t tell you what triggers an emotion. I can only tell you to recognize an emotion even when someone doesn’t want you to recognize it.” Nonetheless, he says that had he been stationed at an airport security checkpoint on the morning of September 11, 2001, he probably could have plucked Mohamed Atta out of a crowd.In the real world, the TSA’s behavior detection officers have yet to make such a dramatic catch. Of the 2 billion passengers who traveled through airports where the behavior-scanning program was deployed between 2004 and 2008, 152,000 were flagged for further examination.
Of those, fewer than 1,110 were arrested. Most were undocumented aliens, had outstanding warrants, or were carrying fake documents or drugs.Full article here
A plan that would have seen the House of Representatives extend controversial provisions of the Patriot Act with little debate failed Tuesday night, as a group of Republicans joined a majority of Democrats in voting no.The House voted 277 to 148 for the Patriot Act extension — 23 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass it under a procedure that allows bills that aren’t controversial to pass quickly.
But it appears the bill was controversial enough to convince some two dozen tea party-backed Republican freshmen to join a majority of Democrats in voting against it, The Hill reported.
The measure is now expected to return to the House floor for a regular vote that would require a simple majority to pass. If House members vote then as they did Tuesday, the extension will pass easily.Full article here
By Bob Unruh© 2011 WorldNetDailyU.S.
Obama along with Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Kokomo as part of their White House to Main Street tour of areas helped by the Recovery Act and auto industry bailout. UPI/Brian Kersey Photo via NewscomA veteran attorney who has pursued a lawsuit challenging Barack Obama’s presidential eligibility since he was elected is telling the U.S. Supreme Court that if its members continue to “avoid” the dispute they effectively will “destroy the constitutional rule of law basis of our legal system.
“And he asks whether the justices still are committed to the principle of considering the Founders’ intent when ruling on constitutional issues.The warning comes from attorney John D. Hemenway, who is representing retired Col. Gregory Hollister in a case that alleges Obama never was eligible under the Constitution‘s requirements for a president to occupy the Oval Office.”We have not exaggerated in presenting the question of the constitutional rule of law being at stake in this matter,” Hemenway wrote in a petition for rehearing before the high court. “A man has successfully run for the office of president and has done so, it appears, with an awareness that he is not eligible under the constitutional requirement for a person to be president.
Get the free, in-depth special report on eligibility that could bring an end to Obama’s presidency”Despite a vigorous campaign that he has conducted to make ‘unthinkable’ the very idea of raising the issue of his eligibility under the Constitution to ‘be’ president the issue has not gone away,” Hemenway said.Story continues below