There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. Henry David Thoreau… at BrainyQuote
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
America: A Republic, If You Can Keep It. A Warning From Benjamin Franklin On The Very First Day, Etc………
Posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2012 6:31:05 AM by Caipirabob
A brilliant video to share this election day!
“In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt
The War Prayer by Mark Twain (“An aged stranger entered and moved with slow and noiseless step up the main aisle, his eyes fixed upon the minister, his long body clothed in…”)
It was a time of great and exalting excitement. The country was up in arms, the war was on, in every breast burned the holy fire of patriotism; the drums were beating, the bands playing, the toy pistols popping, the bunched firecrackers hissing and sputtering; on every hand and far down the receding and fading spreads of roofs and balconies a fluttering wilderness of flags flashed in the sun; daily the young volunteers marched down the wide avenue gay and fine in their new uniforms, the proud fathers and mothers and sisters and sweethearts cheering them with voices choked with happy emotion as they swung by; nightly the packed mass meetings listened, panting, to patriot oratory which stirred the deepest deeps of their hearts and which they interrupted at briefest intervals with cyclones of applause, the tears running down their cheeks the while; in the churches the pastors preached devotion to flag and country and invoked the God of Battles, beseeching His aid in our good cause in outpouring of fervid eloquence which moved every listener.
Conventional civil disobedience usually engages localized agencies and domestic government. Redress of grievances, constitutionally protected under law is a myth in practice. The courts operate as protectors of state authority, while crushing the safeguards of individual natural rights.
Petition to elected officials for recourse resembles begging for sustenance. Allegiance to country is confused with deference to decadent dictates.
Conscience and moral imperatives draw sincere and aware citizens to resort to necessary measures of dissent. The question is what kind of civil disobedience is appropriate and effective?The conventional interruption of the principle of civil disobedience usually cites Thoreau, Gandhi and King.
Most students of history are familiar with their significance and writings. However, less well known are John Rawls and Howard Zinn. A review of their viewpoints is helpful to understand the nature of civil disobedience.
Civil Disobedience Is a Civic Responsibility
American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2012 | Col. Frank Ryan, CPA (Retired USMCR)
Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2012 12:55:16 PM by OwenKellogg
With the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers effectively signed their own death warrant.
The Declaration said in part “[t]hat whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends [re: unalienable rights], it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government … But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
Many Americans complain about the idiotic regulations and rules passed by our government. I question, though, whether we, as Americans, are willing to put our creature comforts on hold for our principles.
… Make your economic voice heard. Reduce your income, cut back spending, and fund your taxes only when due. Do these three things in unison, and we will win. Vote with your wallet!
Alex talks with psychiatrist, former State Department official, author, and publisher Steve Pieczenik. He is the author of several books, including State of Emergency, Terror Counter Terror, and The Mind Palace……
Prison Planet.com » Hitler would have loved The Singularity: Mind-blowing benefits of merging human brains and computers
Each experienced everything the other felt, thought, knew and saw.
Now it seems scientists are about to make the Vulcan mind meld a reality – and go far beyond it.
Ten years ago, the US National Science Foundation predicted ‘network-enhanced telepathy’ – sending thoughts over the internet – would be practical by the 2020s.
And thanks to neuroscientists at the University of California, we seem to be on schedule.
First, I began to notice that the rhetoric and lyrics in the songs became more explicit as they called for some kind of Marxist revolution. The T-shirts no longer just said, “Peace and love” and they no longer had a peace symbol on them. The posters, banners and T-shirts now had pictures of the upright fist of violent revolution and words like “power to the people.” Then the word love was cleverly changed to “Armed Love” and a clenched fist holding up an AK-47 type of assault rifle.
Police were now called “pigs” and mind- controlled counter culture activists were using words like violent revolution, “kill the pigs” and “kill your parents.” It dawned on me that some kind of psychological operations were being conducted to change the peace, love and rock’n’roll counter culture into some kind of violent Marxist Revolutionary force.
When big government has co-opted the “fourth estate” (journalism), then “we the people” are confronted with a fearsome master indeed
News Bias, Civil Disobedience, and John Adams’ Rule of Thumb
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By Jim O’Neill Saturday, July 23, 2011 image“I heartily accept the motto, ‘That government is best which governs least;’ and I should like to see it acted up to more rapidly and systematically. Carried out, it finally amounts to this, which also I believe—‘That government is best which governs not at all;’ and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which we will have.”—Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) From his essay “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” 1849
“Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.”—George Washington (1732-1799)
Well, now we know why the first President of the United States warned us that
Tips Is BS!
Tips Is BS!: “TIPS:
Tipping Is Plain Stupid!
~The Anti-Tipping Site~
THE ANTI-TIPPING SITE!
Why NOT Stop?
Just say NO!
TIP means To Insure Promptness, or TIPS, To Insure Promt Service…
Numerous writings regarding the history of ‘tipping’ would indicate that tipping came about centuries ago, and was a gratuity paid up front to insure prompt, efficient service subsequently. Now, the gratuity is paid after the fact (just another aspect of how backasswards things have become).
Gone are the days of olde when the innkeeper’s daughter was the servant administering to weary travelers at wayside inns. But today, tipping has grown into an institution unto itself, and we are ‘conditioned’ to this with obedience, and without question, no resistence, not so much as a whimper.
In fact, we Tip with extreme loyalty, vanity, and pride, as do we obediently submit to paying”