By Kelly OConnell
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Centuries ago, just after America won its War of Independence versus King George III, two Europeans giants again battled over liberty versus tyranny. This struggle between Britain and France certainly involved military control of the Continent.
But it was also a fight which would determine the nature of global commerce and religion.Horatio Nelson, history’s greatest admiral battled Napoleon Bonaparte, most acclaimed general of the age. Nelson believed he fought for Christianity, free trade and liberty.
Contra, Napoleon openly stood for atheism, tyranny and a globally directed economy. Symbolically, Napoleon never blinked at death and carnage, believing victory justified any human sacrifice.Today, centuries later, Americans and the world face a similar struggle for liberty, capitalism and religious freedom, unbelievably under America’s own deranged POTUS.
First, Barack has committed acts which have made defense of America’s most sacred rights harder. The rights Thomas Jefferson so memorably outlined in the beginning of his immortal Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,—
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.To state the obvious, all of Obama’s horrifically ill-advised decisions cannot be a coincidence.
Jefferson Was Right… “Thomas Jefferson, the author of America’s July 4, 1776 Declaration of Secession from the British empire, was a lifelong advocate of both the voluntary union of the free, independent, and sovereign states, and of the right of secession.” – LewRockwell.com
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“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”
Thomas Jefferson, the author of America’s July 4, 1776 Declaration of Secession from the British empire, was a lifelong advocate of both the voluntary union of the free, independent, and sovereign states, and of the right of secession.
“If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form,” he said in his first inaugural address in 1801, “let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left to combat it.
What If America Had Lost the Revolutionary War?
A Fourth of July thought experimentThe Atlantic ^
| July 4, 2014 | Uri Friedman, senior associate editorPosted on 7/5/2014, 9:23:56 PM
The Fourth of July—a time we Americans set aside to celebrate our independence and mark the war we waged to achieve it, along with the battles that followed.
There was the War of 1812, the War of 1833, the First Ohio-Virginia War, the Three States’ War, the First Black Insurrection, the Great War, the Second Black Insurrection, the Atlantic War, the Florida Intervention.Confused?
I am tempted to call it the most important essay on advancing liberty since Friedrich Hayek’s The Intellectuals and Socialism, perhaps even more important.I have long argued here at EPJ that direct confrontation with the government makes little sense.
I have also argued that the problem with most revolutions is that generally what occurs is that one bad actor is simply replaced with another.North in his essay argues that this is the nature of revolution. He writes: Revolutions centralize power. In order to fight centralized power militarily, you must centralize power, and this only leads to a shift of loyalty to a new group of centralists…. Revolutionaries have to have a centralized agenda.
Either it’s open, or it isn’t. But there is always a centralized agenda with every revolutionary movement. Every revolutionary always thinks his revolution is going to be the last one. Every revolutionary thinks that when he gets in control of the hierarchical chain of command, things are going to be different.
The American Revolution And Its Constitution Has Been Competely UsurpedShoebat ^ | 6/30/2014 | Keith DaviesPosted on 7/1/2014, 6:50:08 AM by markomalleybeginning snippedWe the People have been defrauded of our freedom by an elected despotism.This has happened as a result of allowing the Federal government to acquire powers that it has no right to have based on the Founding Fathers intent and the Constitutional document that today is just a historical document that has been usurped by the political class both on the “left” and the so called “right.”…..
Lawrence journal world ^ | June 25, 2014 | ReasonmclucusPosted on 6/26/2014, 10:46:23 PM by kathsua
The white hypocrites who complain about the term “redskins” use the term “native American” which when used in the way they are using it isn’t much better than the other n-word. The word “redskins” is a physically descriptive term that doesn’t have inherently negative characteristics.
The word is one of the English translations of the Ottawa term “Oklahoma“. If we consider the characteristics of the people the term “redskins” was first applied to, it’s a positive term.The word “native” has two different uses. In general use the term “native ” followed by a geographic region is used to indicate people who live in the area in which they are born.
For example, a native New Yorker is someone who was born in New York and still lives there. In this context what counts is where the individual was born, not when his or her ancestors arrived from somewhere else.
The Three Stages of a Revolution: The People Are Being Dragged Into the Third Stage | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show
The Three Stages of a Revolution:
The People Are Being Dragged Into the Third StageThe Three Stages of a Revolution:
The People Are Being Dragged Into the Third Stage 13 Jun, 2014 by Dave Hodges Print this article Font size -16+The Common Sense ShowJune 13, 2014 indian gun confiscation Many believe that America is plunging head first into a civil war with the forces of the New World Order which have hijacked our government.
Trust me, nobody reading these words wants live through the times that the globalists have planned for us and if you listen to people who advocate for a civil war, at the present time, then you need your head examined.The resulting instability of our economy will provide the pretext to institute a series of false flag attacks which will provide the federal government with a preemptive opportunity to impose one of the most draconian forms of martial law that the world has ever seen. There is a chance that the American people will shed their shackles and finally rise up and that is exactly what the globalists desire.
By Sher Zieve
When even Marxist and “progressive” icon Noam Chomsky is sounding the alarm about Obama’s dissolution of human tights and the US Republic, one knows that America is in the deepest trouble it has been in since prior to the American Revolution in the 1700s.
I would even venture to state that the situation in which we find ourselves today is far more dire than in those early days; when my ancestors fought in the American Revolution in order to establish this country.Scandal after Scandal to Divert and DeceiveTo date there may even be more before I’ve finished writing this column,
Obama’s scandals partially include some reports show that these scandals are now in the mid-30+ range the below items:1. Fast & Furious – In an attempt to repeal the Second Amendment, Obama said US gun shops supplied weapons to the Mexican drug cartels that caused the murders of at least2 Americans and hundreds of Mexicans.
…..Shay’s Rebellion and the Ratification of the Constitution
Alas, the nationalists took advantage of a propitious rebellion, that of Daniel Shays, a former Continental Army officer. Shay and other local leaders led an uprising of distressed farmers from western Massachusetts groaning under the load of heavy taxes assessed to pay the interest and principal (at face value in specie) of the state’s wartime debt.
During an economic depression, with farm prices low and foreign markets closed, the state government was taxing the farmers (payable in hard money only) to pay wealthy eastern creditors who had lent depreciated paper (accepted at full face value) to the state government for bonds during the war.
The farmers either could not or would not pay, and when they failed to do, state judges were quick to confiscate their farms. The farmers organized into a militia and marched on the courts, which they closed.
The Daily Bell – Conservatism Is Not Freedom… “Reagan’s true legacy: The Tea Party … Tea Party Challenging the status quo is the correct condition of American conservatism. At the end of the American Revolution…”
By Staff Report – February 07, 2014
The stirrings of original American conservatism were found in such sentiments. For the proper state of American conservatism — from Thomas Paine to Thomas Jefferson to Abraham Lincoln — is to be in a perpetual struggle for intellectual revolution. Ronald Reagan, whose 103rd birthday would have been Thursday, exemplified this. No surprise the Gipper regularly quoted all three men.
Benjamin Franklin, the Iroquois and the Rationale for the American Revolution | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !
By Bruce E. Johansen
All of the Introduction and Afterword, as well as excerpts from Chapters 1 through 6, are included here for people interested in this subject but not feeling they have the time to read the entire book.
I N T R O D U C T I O N
It is now time for a destructive order to be reversed, and it is well to inform other races that the aboriginal cultures of North America were not devoid of beauty. Futhermore, in denying the Indian his ancestral rights and heritages the white race is but robbing itself. America can be revived, rejuvenated, by recognizing a Native School of thought.
Land of the Spotted Eagle
The seeds for this book were sown in my mind during a late-summer day in 1975, by a young American Indian whose name I’ve long since forgotten. As a reporter for the Seattle Times, I had been researching a series of articles on Washington State Indian tribes. The research took me to Evergreen State College in Olympia, where a young woman, an undergraduate in the American Indian studies program, told me in passing that the Iroquois had played a key role in the evolution of American democracy.
The idea at first struck me as disingenuous. I considered myself decently educated in American history, and to the best of my knowledge, government for and by the people had been………………
………From the beginning, others have seen Americans not as a people who sought ordered stability but as persistent disturbers of the status quo. As the ancient Corinthians said of the Athenians, they were “incapable of either living a quiet life themselves or of allowing
anyone else to do so.” Nineteenth-century Americans were, in the words of French diplomats, “numerous,” “warlike,” and an “enemy to be feared.”
In 1817, John Quincy Adams reported from London, “The universal feeling of Europe in witnessing the gigantic growth of our population and power is that we shall, if united, become a very dangerous member of the society of nations.”
Gunny G: Col Bud Day USAF Ret, WWII Marine, POW, BailOut w/o Parachute, Major Reason Medical Benefits Were Restored Mil Retirees During Clinton Era…
Would Americans Actually Dare Revolt Against This Abusive Government?… “…testimony was remarkable in that the prospect of possible citizen uprising and revolt was brought up repeatedly. “
Would Americans Actually Dare Revolt Against This Abusive Government?
ClashDaily.com ^ | 12/9/13 | Donald Joy
Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:34:25 PM by IChing
America’s Founding Fathers spelled it out pretty clearly: The purpose of government is to secure the God-given, inalienable rights of men.
They put that exact language into The Declaration of Independence.
They also spelled out, exactly, that when government becomes abusive, and “destructive of these ends,” it is mankind’s right and duty to alter, abolish, or overthrow it.
You may have seen the recent news about prominent and well-spoken experts testifying before Congress regarding the Obama administration’s shocking usurpations and out-of-control excesses, especially the utter lack of regard for Constitutional limits on the powers of the executive branch.
The testimony was remarkable in that the prospect of possible citizen uprising and revolt was brought up repeatedly.
I can’t recall in my lifetime this ever having happened before, in such an official, high-level on-the-record context before the cameras and klieg lights.
The question that comes to my mind foremost is not whether such outright revolt is justified or warranted. The question is whether enough of us have the will and the wherewithal to carry it out.
…..\”He was perhaps the finest soldier of his generation,\” observed the novelist and war correspondent Nicholas Proffit,
who described Col. Hackworth\’s combat autobiography About Face, a national best-seller, as \”a passionate cry from the heart of a man who never stopped loving the Army, even when it stopped loving him back.\”
…..A little more than 230 years ago, the most important, significant, and profound revolution in the history of the world occurred, a revolution based on a single concept, individual liberty.
The result of that revolution was the creation of the most prosperous, free, and cultured country the world has ever known. That revolution was the American revolution.
About 70 years ago, seven men planned another revolution, completely unlike the American revolution. It would not be “political” and would not be carried out by means of violence or war as the American and all other political revolutions have been, because the ambitions of those men were much higher than the mere replacing of one political system with another.
Amazon.com ^ | August 22, 2001 | John Elsegood
Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 8:44:13 PM by Perseverando
This is simply a gem of a movie based on Howard Fast\’s excellent 1962 novel,( which I still have), of the first day of hostilities between colonists and Britain.
There may have been bigger blockbusters made about the American Revolution (The Patriot, Revolution etc) but to me this under- rated 1988 film is a true classic, capturing the quintessential decency of American colonial village life in Lexington and the developing tensions and conflict on that fateful day of 19th April 1775.
I grew up mostly in Lexington, Mass., where the famed “shot heard round the world” was fired. On my way home from high school each day, I would pass Lexington Green, where colonial militia had assembled on the morning of April 19, 1775, and encountered a force of British redcoats who were on their way to neighboring Concord to confiscate armaments. Shots rang out; eight militia men died; nine were wounded; the Revolutionary War had begun. The redcoats suffered only one minor wound and continued to Concord, where they found fewer munitions than expected. They spent the rest of the day being routed by superior numbers of militia, on a long and bloody retreat back to their garrison in the city of Boston.
October 26, 2013
First depiction.jpg(1775 depictions show Americans being slaughtered. No one is even firing back.)
The \”Battle of Lexington,\” 1775, was portrayed as an unprovoked slaughter of colonists by the British. James Perloff believes that, like the sinking of the USS Maine, the sinking of the Lusitania, and 9-11, the event was engineered to start war.
It seems Americans have been manipulated into fighting wars from the get-go.
By James Perloff
Page references are to The New Nation, by Merrill Jensen.
The reality, for those interested and willing to dig a little deeper, is a little different – most easily understood if one accepts that the men of the revolutionary generation were not saints. They were men with different interests, different reasons for desiring independence, and different interpretations of what independence meant for them and for their fellow travelers on the continent.
Believe it or not, many of the key players saw revolution as an opportunity to secure political advantage for themselves in place of the crown. Shocking, I know….
There was one person in a position to do a completely thorough job of telling the story of the revolution, as he had first-hand knowledge of every political action taken and attempted by the principle actors of the time:
In 1899 the great libertarian scholar William Graham Scholar of Yale University delivered a speech in which he warned that the Spanish-American War was a crossing-the-Rubicon event in the nation’s history that had finally transformed the nation from a constitutional republic to an empire.
Empire was what the Pilgrims escaped from, and the American Revolution was fought against, for in an empire the average citizen is viewed by his rulers as nothing more than a tax slave and cannon fodder. Americans would soon become, he warned, exactly what their country was founded to oppose.
OBAMA TO COLLEGE STUDENTS: ‘REJECT THESE VOICES’ THAT WARN OF BIG GOVERNMENT & TYRANNY
The Blaze ^ | May. 5, 2013 | Erica RitzPosted on Tuesday, October 08, 2013 10:07:15 PM by RginTN
Still, you’ll hear voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s the root of all our problems, even as they do their best to gum up the works; or that tyranny always lurks just around the corner.
Not anymore. We have learned our lessons well. Modern Americans are riddled with apathy. If you want to know how far it can go, think of the worst atrocities the Nazis committed and realize there were no crowds storming the gates of Auschwitz . Foreign, invading soldiers opened those gates.
TX:Come and Take It means to Restore Open Carry Protections
Gun Watch ^ | 24 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
Posted on Friday, August 23, 2013 4:52:36 PM by marktwain
Time for a New American Revolution?
The American Thinker ^ | August 19, 2013 | Richard Winchester
Posted on Monday, August 19, 2013 4:22:51 PM by Jack Black
…Some think it’s time for a new American revolution.
…Moreover, many of the preconditions for a revolt exist.
Before specifying some indications of the potential for revolution in the U.S., let me mention several conditions noted by the historian Crane Brinton (1898-1968) in The Anatomy of Revolution (1938, 1952, 1965). Brinton studied revolutions in four western countries:
The surprising ages of the Founding Fathers on July 4, 1776
Posted on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:43:07 PM by NYer
For the Journal of the American Revolution, Todd Andrlik compiled a list of the ages of the key participants in the Revolutionary War as of July 4, 1776. Many of them were surprisingly young:
James Monroe, 18
Gilbert Stuart, 20
1787 Philadelphia, 55 state delegates met at the constitutional convention. They thought they were there to “update” our first constitution, the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union; not so, they were there actually to meet in secret and overthrow the Articles for a new constitution, and do it quickly.
Fourteen of the delegates returned home once they got wind of what was going on; the remaining 41 then set us up with a big government constitution that haunts us today.
Before It’s News
According to financial experts in this excellent video, a compilation of MSM news reports just released today by Jason A, there is nothing that can stop the forthcoming collapse in America.
When it starts to collapse, it’s going to happen very fast. If people don’t wake up to what is going on, they’re going to get hurt…. We have to now get as far away from the US and from the Western world because this collapse is going to be messy.”
Ear tickling, entertainment, and irrelevant exposition… “There is no mistaking the fact that from before the American Revolution, after the American Revolution, throughout the Eighteenth and Nineteenth centuries, and through the first half of the Twentieth Century, the American Church was a major voice and influence in virtually every facet and sphere of American society. However, with the exception of a temporary resurgence in the 1980s, the influence of the Church in the last half of the Twentieth Century and continuing now into the Twenty First Century is nada. Zilch.”
At some point, one has to wonder why America’s churches are the largest block of irrelevant, impotent, and insignificant institutions in the entire country. And make no mistake about it: when it comes to influencing societal conditions, culture, and the political philosophy of the nation, for all intents and purposes, they ARE irrelevant, impotent, and insignificant.
Think about it: according to the latest available statistics, over 75% of America’s adults classify themselves as Christians. That’s over 159 million people. Over 43% of America’s adults attend the more than 300,000 churches regularly. That’s over 90 million people. Yes, both of these statistics are WAY DOWN from just a few years ago, but those statistics still represent a HUGE block of the American population. So why do these Christians and churches have so very little influence in America’s society, culture, and politics? Asking it bluntly, why is America going to hell in a handbasket with all of these churches dotting the landscape?
Center for a Stateless Society » Should We Celebrate the American Revolution?… ““Why should I trade one tyrant 3000 miles away for 3000 tyrants one mile away?”
There’s a great line in The Patriot: “Why should I trade one tyrant 3000 miles away for 3000 tyrants one mile away? An elected legislature can trample a man’s rights as easily as a king can.” Mel Gibson’s character ultimately signs on to the war effort, but the soundness of his point only becomes clearer looking at early U.S. history. Even the pre-Constitution state governments were tyrannical.
Shays’ Rebellion is cited as a failure of the Articles of Confederation to deal with unrest, but we should remember that two of the rebels were executed by the Massachusetts state effectively enough.
In the first five U.S. presidencies, we see the American empire, albeit in embryonic form, begin its centuries-long crusade of aggressive expansion and centralization of power in the capital.
George Washington cracked down on the libertarian Whiskey Rebellion, created a national bank, and put Alexander Hamilton, a centralizing statist, in charge of the Treasury.
John Adams blatantly violated the First Amendment as much as any president since with his notorious Alien and Sedition Acts. Thomas Jefferson deployed the Marines on an ultimately failed mission in the Barbary war, attempted to suspend habeas corpus and create a department of education, imposed a brutal embargo on English goods that decimated the economy and destroyed privacy rights, and conducted the Louisiana Purchase in bold defiance of the Constitution.
““Patrick Henry is widely known as a major figure at the beginning of the Revolution. His name was synonymous with radicalism and dissent by colonist and English alike. It is said that his Stamp Act Resolutions were the first shots fired in the Revolution. His dissent did not end with the winning of freedom though. Henry’s concern for individual liberties and state sovereignty made him the chief dissenter…during the debate concerning the Constitution.”So why did Patrick Henry refuse to addend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia? And why did he state his reason for not attending with the words “Because I small a rat”?”…..Conspiracy in Philadelphia | Planet Infowars
Conspiracy in Philadelphiaby Jerry Johnson, President,NiceneCouncil.comThomas Jewett writes, “Patrick Henry is widely known as a major figure at the beginning of the Revolution. His name was synonymous with radicalism and dissent by colonist and English alike. It is said that his Stamp Act Resolutions were the first shots fired in the Revolution. His dissent did not end with the winning of freedom though.
Henry’s concern for individual liberties and state sovereignty made him the chief dissenter…during the debate concerning the Constitution.”So why did Patrick Henry refuse to addend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia? And why did he state his reason for not attending with the words “Because I small a rat”?On May 25th, 1787, a group of 55 men gathered for a closed meeting in Philadelphia.
Officially, it was being convened to discuss alterations to the constitution of the United States of America: the Articles of Confederation. Some state legislatures had authorized their representatives to attend the meeting only on this basis, explicitly prohibiting them from considering a new constitution.However, as soon as the meeting opened, the outline of a new constitution was submitted. Three more plans were submitted within days. There were no discussions at any time of a revision of the Articles.
The Articles would simply have to be replaced.To make certain that the general public did not find out about the nature of this conspiracy, the convention members swore an oath not to discuss any proceedings with the public…for the rest of their lives. The only first-hand accounts of the proceedings were published several years later after the death of the last survivor, James Madison, in 1836
(Col SELLIN) ~ Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution… By: Lawrence Sellin
The next American Revolution will be televised and recorded… “I would also suggest that participants adopt a twitter handle that includes FreeRepublic, so we can drive traffic to this website.”
I suggest we take back the narrative.
A place where we can consolidated ideas into short “Twitter Bombs” that are targeted to both media heads, politicians and business leaders.
July 4, 2013
In honor of Independence Day, I want to devote this column to the brave men of colonial America who were most responsible for our country’s successful separation from Great Britain, namely, the patriot pastors and stalwart statesmen of 1775 and 1776. It was the pulpit as much as the politician and soldier that birthed this great country. Without the Black Regiment–the mostly Protestant pulpits of colonial America–there would never have been a Lexington Green, Concord Bridge, or Bunker Hill. Of course, the moniker Black Regiment or Black Robed Regiment was given by the British Crown, which demonstrated how important and effective the Crown believed the pulpits of colonial America were to the cause of independence.
The Swamp Fox: Lessons in Leadership from the Partisan Campaigns of Francis Marion.
John Batchelor Show ^ | June 15, 2013 | John Batchelor Scott D. Aiken
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2013 10:26:28 AM by Hojczyk
As one of the Patriot leaders in the Carolinas, the partisan campaign conducted by Brigadier General Francis Marion and his irregular force during the American Revolution prevented South Carolina from completely succumbing to British control during the period between the capture of Charleston in May 1780 and the start of Major General Nathanael Greene’s campaign to recover the Southern Colonies in December 1780. During substantial segments of this period he alone held eastern South Carolina from the British and became known as “The Swamp Fox” for his exploits and elusiveness in harassing the British with his guerilla tactics.
Are Military Bloggers Losing Their Free Speech?… “Since 2009, the number of active duty troops that blogged openly plummeted. It wasn’t because we didn’t have anything to write about. It was because leaders at all levels began coming down on bloggers.”
Freedom Outpost ^ | June 12, 2013 | C J Grisham
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:58:24 PM by EXCH54FE
The pinnacle of military blogs was about the 2006-2008 time period. Troops were encouraged to share their Army stories and talk about their life. Sometimes it’s not pretty, but we’ve learned that most of the time it is,” said then-LTC Kevin Arata.
And he was right. The majority of stories coming from bloggers were positive because the military was a great place to be. We loved serving our country and believed in the things for which we were fighting.
(EXCERPT) The Revolution Will Not Be American… | Strike-The-Root: A Journal Of Liberty | NOW BLOG THIS! ~ GUNNY.G: AMERICAN !
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…..The conclusion to all of this is one that even I did not want to think of until recently. But the Revolution will not be American. Not anymore. We have learned our lessons well. Modern Americans are riddled with apathy. If you want to know how far it can go, think of the worst atrocities the Nazis committed and realize there were no crowds storming the gates of Auschwitz . Foreign, invading soldiers opened those gates. And so shall it be with us.
Recovery Bets Big / Leadership Test Case?… “So I read such publications as The Economist, Barron’s, Bloomberg Businessweek and the like almost religiously, perhaps because I am hoping against hope that the message that government regulations are nasty as all get out will in time sink in.” / Mises, Hayek and Rand / I Told You So – email@example.com – Gmail
My ‘I Told You So’ World
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 –
By Tibor MachanDr. Tibor Machan
All of us who have long concluded that big government − which is to say, government with wide, nearly unlimited scope of power over the population it is supposed to serve − is a menace, no better than a gang of embezzlers and extortionists, can shout out “I told you so.”
From the time of the American Revolution it should have been crystal clear that trying to solve the problems of a society with what government has to offer, namely, brute force more or less subtly applied, is a horribly bad idea.
Yes, it was that even before but by then plenty of major interlocutors in political discourse knew it well. Sadly, the governmental habit was by then so ingrained in most populations around the globe that getting rid of the habit became nearly impossible.
My own special area of concern has been government regulation, that insidious practice of meddling with people’s lives on innumerable fronts, and I have been watching just how addicted some leaders and public philosophers are to the idea.
Rethinking the Articles of Confederation… “The federalists, ideologically attached to protectionist and nationalist theories, exploited both real and false fears in the hope of resolving these imbalances, but they ended up by recreating what the founding generation had struggled so hard to overthrow ten years earlier. The strong central authority they created would in time reproduce every statist feature of the British system—political corruption, perpetual debt, debilitating taxation, consolidated power, and a global empire. Such was not the promise of the Revolution……” by H. Arthur Scott Trask
…..Thus do we see how the period of the Articles of Confederation was not characterized by chaos and increasingly bad economic times, as historians tend to assume.
Rather, the Articles proved themselves to be a perfectly viable structure for a free society, encouraging trade and prosperity and adherence to the highest ideals of 1776.
The federalists, ideologically attached to protectionist and nationalist theories, exploited both real and false fears in the hope of resolving these imbalances, but they ended up by recreating what the founding generation had struggled so hard to overthrow ten years earlier.
Judge Napolitano is a Constitutionalist, pure and simple. When Fox News needs a constitutional scholar, they call their constitutional watchdog Andrew Napolitano. He speaks the truth no matter the consequences. He understands and eloquently articulates the Founder’s vision for America as the “Land of Liberty” and knows the limits of the Federal Government at home and abroad.
Judge Napolitano will serve as President; not rule as President.
Judge Andrew Napolitano is the single best person to ignite a peaceful American Revolution in the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans. I believe he is our last best hope to reverse course and get us headed back in the right direction as a Constitutional Republic.
Judge Napolitano is a man of principle.
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(As Always, See Reader Responses…) ~ Why Has There Been No Revolution? ~ “My favorite question to owebamatards: If pResident owebama was purposely trying to destroy the United States what would he do differently?”
Why Has There Been No Revolution?
Freedom Outpost ^ | Mar. 23, 2013 | William Lafferty
Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 2:28:26 PM by EXCH54FE
When the central government in the United States rams through a 2700 page bill that was not read by any person who voted for it and whose impossible promises of more-for-less are now being revealed as a fraud; when the government, without apparent concern, rapidly inflates the national debt to 16 trillion that it will admit to (actually it’s 83 trillion); when the federal government sues the state of Arizona to stop it from guarding the borders and enforcing federal laws concerning illegal aliens; and when the government announces that it wishes to ban all weapons that would allow citizens to resist government overreaching, how far distant is revolution?
This question must have run through the minds of anyone who has read the newspapers for the last four or five years. In today’s Wall Street Journal in the “Notable & Quotable” column, historian Paul Rahe, citing Tocqueville, writes:
“One key indicator [of readiness for revolution] is that those with access to the levers of power within the ruling order cease to believe in the religion or ideology that legitimizes the regime. . . . First goes the belief in the legitimacy of the system.
Then comes a trigger–an event which causes large numbers of people to say to themselves, ‘I cannot take this anymore.’ Then, the crucial question is whether those in charge have the nerve to try to crush the rebellion and whether their underlings will follow orders.
If the powers that be are hesitant, ambivalent, or divided, if their underlings are fed up, things can very easily come apart (as they did in eastern Europe, in the Soviet union, and in Tunisia, Egypt, libya, and Syria).”
Bill Ayers awarded ‘visiting scholar’ status at Minnesota State University
Campus Reform ^
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013 5:05:57 PM by oliverdarcy
Administrators at Minnesota State University – Moorhead (MSUM) announced late last month that former Weather Underground co-founder and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers has been selected as the 2013 “visiting scholar” by the school’s College of Education and Human Services.
“Dr. William Ayers… will be the 2013 College of Education and Human services Visiting Scholar,” read the Feb. 25th campus-wide announcement.
Jon Christian Ryter’s Conservative World… “Everyone knew it, but few had the guts to ask why the federal government was embarking on an ammunition buying spree. All of a sudden anti-gun Obama has a love affair with the shiny copper-clad—almost all hollow point—ammo for handgun and rifles. “
Everyone knew it, but few had the guts to ask why the federal government was embarking on an ammunition buying spree. All of a sudden anti-gun Obama has a love affair with the shiny copper-clad—almost all hollow point—ammo for handgun and rifles.
Millions upon millions of rounds of ammunition in all sizes and shapes. After far right conservative radio talk show host Alex Jones raised the specter of an “arms race against the American people,” adding that the government was “,,,gearing up for total collapse; they’re gearing up for huge wars” Fox News began to ask questions. Jones was part right and part wrong. He’s right that the US government has embarked on an arms and ammunition race with the American people. Why? Because the Obama Administration and the US government are deathly afraid of the American people.
What Hamilton Has Wrought… “When Hamilton and George Washington led some 15,000 conscripts into Pennsylvania to enforce the whiskey tax, the purpose was not only to collect the tax and reassure bondholders, but also to send a message to any future tax resisters.” …by Thomas DiLorenzo
The current economic crisis is the inevitable consequence of what I call Hamilton’s Curse in my new book of that name. It is the legacy of Alexander Hamilton and his political, economic, and constitutional philosophy. As George Will once wrote, Americans are fond of quoting Jefferson, but we live in Hamilton’s country.
The great debate between Hamilton and Jefferson over the purpose of government, which animates American politics to this day, was very much about economic policy. Hamilton was a compulsive statist who wanted to bring the corrupt British mercantilist system — the very system the American Revolution was fought to escape from — to America. He fought fiercely for his program of corporate welfare, protectionist tariffs, public debt, pervasive taxation, and a central bank run by politicians and their appointees out of the nation’s capital.
Jefferson and his followers opposed him every step of the way because they understood that Hamilton’s agenda was totally destructive of liberty. And unlike Hamilton, they took Adam Smith’s warnings against economic interventionism seriously.
Hamilton complained to George Washington that “we need a government of more energy” and expressed disgust over “an excessive concern for liberty in public men” like Jefferson. Hamilton “had perhaps the highest respect for government of any important American political thinker who ever lived,” wrote Hamilton biographer Clinton Rossiter.
Hamilton and his political compatriots, the Federalists, understood that a mercantilist empire is a very bad thing if you are on the paying end, as the colonists were. But if you are on the receiving end, that’s altogether different. It’s good to be the king, as Mel Brooks would say.
Hamilton was neither the inventor of capitalism in America nor “the prophet of the capitalist revolution in America,” as biographer Ron Chernow ludicrously asserts. He was the instigator of “crony capitalism,” or government primarily for the benefit of the well-connected business class. Far from advocating capitalism, Hamilton was “befogged in the mists of mercantilism” according to the great late nineteenth century sociologist William Graham Sumner.
The Curse of Government Debt
In a lengthy “report” to Congress on the topic of the public debt Hamilton said that “a national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a public blessing.” He would spend the rest of his life politicking for excessive government spending — and debt. The reason Hamilton gave for favoring a large public debt was not to finance any particular project, or to stabilize financial markets, but to combine the interests of the affluent people of the country — particularly business people — to the government. As the owners of government bonds, he reasoned, they would forever support his agenda of higher taxes and bigger government. (He condemned Jefferson’s first inaugural address and its minimal government message as “the symptom of a pygmy mind.”) No wonder one historian entitled his book on Hamilton “American Machiavelli.”
Wall Street financiers naturally took an immediate liking to Hamilton’s idea, and became the financial cornerstone of the Federalist Party (and later, the Whigs and Republicans). When Hamilton engineered the nationalization of the states’ debt as treasury secretary — something that was totally unnecessary since many states like Virginia had nearly paid off their war debts — the plan was to cash out much of the old debt at face value. This immediately became public knowledge in New York City, but the news spread ever so slowly to the rest of the country.
In an essay entitled “Lincoln, the Declaration, and Secular Puritanism: A Rhetoric for Continuing Revolution,” the late literary scholar Mel Bradford explained the ideological genesis of American military and foreign policy that has prevailed since 1863.
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Lincoln’s “erroneous understanding of the Declaration of Independence” as espoused in The Gettysburg Address, wrote Bradford, established “a rhetoric for continuing revolution” and “set us forever to ‘trampling out the grapes of wrath.’”
What Bradford meant by this is the way in which Lincoln quoted the “all men are created equal” line from the Declaration and reinterpreted it to mean that it was somehow the duty of Americans to stamp out all sin in the world, wherever it may be found, so that ALL MEN everywhere could share in equal freedom.