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The Revolutions of July… Thomas Jefferson OR Tom Paine???

July 14, 2014 1 comment

The Revolutions of July

Townhall.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | David StokesPosted on 7/14/2014, 8:59:30 AM by KaslinOn July 14, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was serving as America’s Ambassador to France. The author of the Declaration of Independence in another July, thirteen-years earlier, was an eyewitness to the political unrest leading to the storming of a political prison called The Bastille.

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Portrait of Thomas Jefferson by Rembrandt Peale in 1800. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Though the fortress housed only seven inmates at the moment, including four forgers, it remains the iconic symbol of the beginning of The French Revolution.

 

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Obama’s Secret Directive Supporting Global Islamism

July 6, 2014 3 comments

Obama’s Secret Directive Supporting Global Islamism

Front Page Mag ^ | 7/04/14 | Raymond IbrahimPosted on 7/5/2014, 10:35:23 PM by blueyonobama-is-a-terrorist-

A recent Gulf News report sheds some light on how and why the United States helped bring the Muslim Brotherhood and its Islamist allies to power, followed by all the subsequent chaos and atrocities in the Mideast region.

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Large portions of the report follow with my commentary interspersed for added context:Dubai: For the past decade, two successive US administrations have maintained close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria and Libya, to name just the most prominent cases.

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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

July 6, 2014 2 comments

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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.”

–Letter from Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, Nov 13, 1787

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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.

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“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.

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NYPD Cop-Turned-Demonologist on Why He Believes Possessions Are on the Rise — and the Most Terrifying Thing He’s Seen During an Exorcism | Video | TheBlaze.com

July 5, 2014 2 comments

Despite always believing in the existence of good, evil and God, ex-New York Police Department sergeant Ralph Sarchie didn’t consider himself a particularly religious guy — that is, until he began battling what he says are dangerous, supernatural forces.Sarchie, a self-described demonologist who was once a cop for the 46th police precinct in New York City — and the inspiration for the new Hollywood film “Deliver Us From Evil” — told TheBlaze that he believes possessions and infestations are on the rise.“It’s definitely on the rise.

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I hate to say it,” Sarchie said in an interview. “As society pushes God out, no one can deny that that’s happening. There’s a good portion of society that just cannot stomach Jesus Christ and when I see that, I have to wonder where that hatred comes from.

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Have We Been Reading the Declaration of Independence All Wrong?… “See that period? According to Princeton professor Danielle Allen, it’s not actually in the original document. If she’s right, then the individual rights of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” would share a sentence with what follows:…”

July 4, 2014 1 comment

Have We Been Reading the Declaration of Independence All Wrong?

The Wire ^ | 7/3/14 | Abby OhlheiserPosted on 7/4/2014, 1:54:38 AM by Kartographer

First, let’s pinpoint what’s in question here.

The official transcription from the National Archives reads emphasis ours:

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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.

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See that period? According to Princeton professor Danielle Allen, it’s not actually in the original document. If she’s right, then the individual rights of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” would share a sentence with what follows:

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Devvy Kidd — Is America on the edge of a depression…? Get prepared now

June 30, 2014 1 comment

By: DevvyJune 29, 2014NewsWithViews.com

An economic disaster is underway that cannot be stopped so prepare”I am for a government rigorously frugal and simple, applying all the possible savings of the public revenue to the discharge of the national debt; and not for a multiplication of officers and salaries merely to make partisans, and for increasing by every device the public debt on the principle of its being a public blessing.” –Thomas Jefferson to Elbridge Gerry, 1799. ME 10:77Today is my 65th birthday.

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Yes, I should get an updated press photo since the one you see was taken four months before my 55th birthday.

But, priorities vs importance. I bring this up because when you reach 65, it’s supposed to be the “golden years” in which you allegedly begin to enjoy the fruits of your lifetime of toil and labor. For me, nothing could be further from the truth because we are in the fight for not only our individual survival, but that of our beloved republic. The noose is tightening around our necks and any illusion about the economy being in any flavor of recovery is a cruel illusion.

The numbers don’t lie, but media and politicans do: Media work overtime to spin bad economic dataAs a brief back story, almost 23 years ago I was at the annual publisher‘s convention bash in LA where all the big names of the day were there signing autographs.

 

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The American Flag Daily: The Night Ride Of Jack Jouett

June 3, 2014 1 comment

The American Flag Daily:

The Night Ride Of Jack Jouett

The American Flag Daily ^ | June 3, 2014 | JasonZPosted on 6/3/2014, 8:21:10 AM by Master Zinja

Today marks the beginning of Jack Jouett’s Ride in 1781. When Jouett spotted a British force moving toward Charlottesville, Virginia to attempt to capture the Viriginia government and Governor Thomas Jefferson, the “Revere Of The South” rode 40 miles in rough terrain to beat the British there and sound the alarm.

He first notified Jefferson at Monticello, where several legislators were staying, then rode to Charlottesville a few miles further. Jouett’s efforts saved Jefferson, most of the legislature and General Edward Stevens from capture by the British.

 

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(Col Sellin) ~ Family Security Matters… When Obama Resigns by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014 5 comments

When Obama Resigns

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD May 19, 2014

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Despite the best efforts of the mainstream media and the political establishment to protect Barack Obama, they can no longer hide the incompetence and criminality of the most divisive and sordid administration in American history.

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Former National Security Council Spokesman Tommy “dude, this was like two years ago” Vietor is the poster boy of the Obama Administration; a collection of inexperienced, emotionally immature ideologues, whose “the ends justify the means” mentality permits them to tell any lie, violate any law and indifferently sacrifice lives as long as it serves their political objectives.

 

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Rand Paul and the Politics of Parts

May 8, 2014 4 comments

Rand Paul and the Politics of Parts

News Virginian ^ | 5-7-14 | Ken Adams

Posted on Thursday, May 08, 2014 11:28:55 AM by Oak Grove

Rand Paul and the Politics of Parts

Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky spoke at Harvard University on Friday, April 25th. In his address, Senator Paul repeated a theme he has used in several recent speeches. He said that the Republican Party needs to be the party of parts. Body parts.

 

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Humanity Has Outlived Its Usefulness: GAME OVER! | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show

May 4, 2014 7 comments

……….Thomas Jefferson once said that a country needs a revolution about every 20 years in order to control corrupt governments. Well, isn’t it time? No, I am not asking you to hurt anyone, there are many ways to strike back against the evil empire without resorting to violence.

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The Right To Be Left Alone… | CLINGERS… BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

April 29, 2014 7 comments

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POLICE AS A STANDING ARMY

It is largely forgotten that the war for American independence was initiated in large part by the British Crown‘s practice of using troops to police civilians in Boston and other cities.244 Professional soldiers used in the same ways as modern police were among the primary grievances enunciated by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence.

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Warning Signs: Are Lying and Politics the Same Thing?

April 27, 2014 1 comment

Are Lying and Politics the Same Thing?

By Alan Caruba

In a letter of advice to Peter Carr, dated August 19, 1785, Thomas Jefferson said “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells lies without attending to it, and truths without the world’s believing him.http://gunnyg.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/baa37-aa-obamanotdonelying.jpg?w=595

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This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good dispositions”

 

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GUNNY G: IF SO, THIS WOULD EXPLAIN A LOT ! (Did Thomas Payne Really Write The Declaration of Independence?)

March 24, 2014 2 comments
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IF SO, THIS WOULD EXPLAIN A LOT ! (Did Thomas Payne Really Write The Declaration of Independence?)

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Perry: “Time for a Little Rebellion”

March 7, 2014 3 comments

Perry: “Time for a Little Rebellion”

National Review Online ^ | March 7, 2014 | Andrew Johnson

Posted on Friday, March 07, 2014 10:37:25 AM by Biggirl

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Touting the contrast between red states and blue states, Rick Perry kicked off the second day of CPAC by spiritedly urging his audience to help bring back those successful conservative policies that have been absent in Washington for the last several years.

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“It’s time for a little rebellion on the battlefield of ideas,” the Texas governor said, paraphrasing Thomas Jefferson.

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NAPOLITANO: Obama Becomes Imperial President without Republican Challenge – Fox Nation

February 20, 2014 5 comments

NAPOLITANO: Obama Becomes Imperial President without Republican Challenge

NAPOLITANO: Congress’ unconscionable silence at president’s power grabs

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Obama becomes imperial president without Republican resistance

By Judge Andrew Napolitano

The political philosopher Edmund Burke once remarked that all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good folks to do nothing.

A glaring example of the impending triumph of a constitutional evil that could be stopped by folks who have been largely silent is the tyranny coming from the White House.

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The folks who can stop this and are doing nothing about it are our elected representatives in Congress.

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The Yankee Problem Again by Clyde Wilson

February 20, 2014 1 comment

…..Thomas Jefferson pointed to the phenomenon of the Yankee just before his election as president when he wrote: “It is true that we are completely under the saddle of Massachusetts and Connecticut, and that they ride us very hard, insulting our feelings, as well as exhausting our strength and substance.”

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At about the same time he remarked of New England, the original breeding ground of Yankees, that they were “marked with such a perversity of character” that the natural political division of the United States would always be between Americans (non-Yankees) and Yankees.

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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…”

February 7, 2014 2 comments

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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, Benjamin Rush, who had signed the Declaration of Independence, vowed that though the war with Great Britain was over, the Revolution would go on.

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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.

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Looking for Mr. Jefferson

January 22, 2014 2 comments

Looking for Mr. Jefferson

Nomocracy in Politics ^ | 11/9/13 | Clyde N. Wilson

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:38:41 AM by LibWhacker

A cynical but true saying that sometimes passes around among historians is “He who controls the present controls the past.” Man is a symbolizing creature, and political struggles can be as much over symbols as over tangible things. Those who hold power and those who seek power want to associate themselves with favourable symbols from their society’s past. It gives them an air of tradition and legitimacy. Those who hold political, cultural, educational, and media power obviously have an advantage in this game. Or sometimes the game is associating rivals with negative symbols. Who does not want to be likened to Lincoln and to stick his opponents with Hitler?

Needless to say, none of this has much to do with historical accuracy, which even at its best is an elusive and to some degree an unavoidably subjective thing. Thomas Jefferson was for a long time one of the most potent references in American discourse. I can think of nobody else who has had this role so powerfully as both a negative and a positive symbol. Jefferson’s name is still significant, as witness the relentless efforts of the present regime, which fears the real Jefferson, to destroy him as a favourable image. But, regrettably, Mr. Jefferson is no longer as important as he once was, nor does his name mean what it once did for most Americans. We live in an age of reverence for Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King and in a time in which eighteenth- and nineteenth-century America is as remote to most citizens as ancient Persia or China.

Despite the fact that he is one of the most heavily documented figures of his time, we have a hard task locating the real

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The Right To Be Left Alone… | BLOGGING BAD ~ DICK.G: AMERICAN !

December 4, 2013 1 comment

The Right To Be Left Alone…

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POLICE AS A STANDING ARMY…?

PART II

POLICE AS A STANDING ARMY

It is largely forgotten that the war for American independence was initiated in large part by the British Crown‘s practice of using troops to police civilians in Boston and other cities.244 Professional soldiers used in the same ways as modern police were among the primary grievances enunciated by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence. (“[George III] has kept among us standing armies”; “He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to the civil power”; “protecting them, by a mock trial….”).245 The duties of such troops were in no way military but involved the keeping of order and the suppression of crime (especially customs and tax violations).

 

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A How-To Guide to Blowing Up the Constitution… (See Related Articles!)

November 1, 2013 1 comment

A How-To Guide to Blowing Up the Constitution

National Journal ^ | October 31, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald

Posted on Friday, November 01, 2013 12:09:00 PM by C19fan

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America, we\’ve got some bad news: Our Constitution isn\’t going to make it. It\’s had 224 years of commendable, often glorious service, but there\’s a time for everything, and the government shutdown and permanent-crisis governance signal that it\’s time to think about moving on. \”No society can make a perpetual constitution,\” Thomas Jefferson wrote to James Madison in 1789, the year ours took effect. \”

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Chuck Baldwin — Is Secession’s Time Coming Again?

October 17, 2013 3 comments

Pat Buchanan recently wrote an intriguing column titled, “Is Red State America Seceding?” His column clearly reveals that an independence/secession movement is spreading globally.

 

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Pat rightly observes that in just the last few years some 25 nations have broken free of mother countries and formed their own independent states. And, no, most of these separations did NOT require violent revolution. In addition, talk of secession is currently going on in at least six other regions of the world. And, as Buchanan correctly observes, the spirit of secession is very much alive and well in the United States.

 

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The Military Junta Is Seizing Control –….. “Thomas Jefferson or John McCain? John Adams or Lindsey Graham? Alfred Mahan or Smedley Butler? The Pentagon or the ocean? Which one is better for defense?” | DICK.GAINES: AMERICAN! ~ LONE BLOGGER…

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What is so mind boggling about the United States maintaining an empire of troops and bases around the world and spending so much money on “defense” is that America has been blessed with natural national defense.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Uh Ho: Obama Says Vietnamese Dictator Inspired by Founding Fathers… “” … we discussed the fact that Ho Chi Minh was actually inspired by the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the words of Thomas Jefferson.” President Obama talking to reporters alongside Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.”

July 26, 2013 10 comments
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Uh Ho: Obama Says Vietnamese Dictator Inspired by Founding Fathers

Fox News ^ | July 26, 2013 | Chris Stirewalt

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” … we discussed the fact that Ho Chi Minh was actually inspired by the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the words of Thomas Jefferson.”

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President Obama talking to reporters alongside Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.

It may come as some unwelcome news to the families of the nearly 60,000 Americans who died in the Vietnam War that the whole thing was just a misunderstanding.

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GUNNY G: SO…MAYBE JEFFERSON DIDN’T WRITE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE…???

July 22, 2013 1 comment

» Who Really Wrote the Declaration of Independence? ….. “Among many other points in the fascinating lecture series, Galambos makes clear that he believes that it was Thomas Paine not Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence. He has me convinced.” Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

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A true character taught about liberty in the 1990s, Andrew J. Galambos. Harry Browne wrote about him:

 

He was a fascinating mixture of contrasts. He combined a brilliant mind with an ungracious personality.

 

 

He was an astrophysicist who taught social science. He preached the importance of respect for intellectual property, but freely lifted the ideas of others without giving them credit. He was dishonest, but he inspired others to be more honest. He disdained the word “libertarian” while turning thousands of people into libertarians. He was an insensitive teacher, and yet he apparently changed the lives of most of the people he taught.

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July 22, 2013 9 comments

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A true character taught about liberty in the 1990s, Andrew J. Galambos. Harry Browne wrote about him:

 

He was a fascinating mixture of contrasts. He combined a brilliant mind with an ungracious personality.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He was an astrophysicist who taught social science. He preached the importance of respect for intellectual property, but freely lifted the ideas of others without giving them credit. He was dishonest, but he inspired others to be more honest. He disdained the word “libertarian” while turning thousands of people into libertarians. He was an insensitive teacher, and yet he apparently changed the lives of most of the people he taught.

 

 

 

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71% say the signers of the declaration of independence would be disappointed……. – BlackListedNews.com

July 7, 2013 1 comment

 

Despite their widespread national pride, Americans evince a much more negative response when asked if the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be pleased or disappointed by the way the United States has turned out. Seventy-one percent of Americans say the signers would be disappointed, while 27% say they would be pleased.

Americans have become significantly less positive in response to this question, down from a high of 54% who said the signers would be pleased in 2001.

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Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: Jefferson Weeping… “Regrettably, today we have the opposite of what the Framers gave us. Today we have a government that alone decides how much wealth we can retain, how much free expression we can exercise, how much privacy we can enjoy. And since the Fourth of July 2012, freedom has been diminished.”

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When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he used language that has become iconic. He wrote that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, and among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Not only did he write those words, but the first Congress adopted them unanimously, and they are still the law of the land today. By acknowledging that our rights are inalienable, Jefferson’s words and the first federal statute recognize that our rights come from our humanity — from within us — and not from the government.

 

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The government the Framers gave us was not one that had the power and ability to decide how much freedom each of us should have, but rather one in which we individually and then collectively decided how much power the government should have. That, of course, is also recognized in the Declaration, wherein Jefferson wrote that the government derives its powers from the consent of the governed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To what governmental powers may the governed morally consent in a free society? We can consent to the powers necessary to protect us from force and fraud, and to the means of revenue to pay for a government to exercise those powers. But no one can consent to the diminution of anyone else’s natural rights, because, as Jefferson wrote and the Congress enacted, they are inalienable.

 

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(Col Sellin) ~ Time For Caretaker… “The US Government no longer exists to serve the people, but to enable the acquisition of private power and profit for a coalition of greedy financiers, corrupt politicians and dishonest journalists, who have made themselves kings and tyrants over us.” | New York Daily Sun – The Trusted New York Daily Broadsheet | NOW BLOG THIS! ~ GUNNY.G: AMERICAN !

May 22, 2013 85 comments

Written By Lawrence Sellin

 

The present political and fiscal environment in which the United States barely survives is so destruction that the country must now take extraordinary Constitutional measures to save the republic.Article II, Section I, Clause 6, the Twentieth and the Twenty-fifth Amendments of the Constitution allow Congress the power to declare both Barack Obama and Joseph Biden unable to discharge the powers and duties of the Office of President and appoint an eligible individual to act as President until a new election can be held in 2014.

 

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The current situation demands it.

 

 

Thomas Jefferson described our present condition in his “Notes on the State of Virginia:”“An elective despotism emphasis added was not the government we fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and restrained by the others.”

 

 

The US Government no longer exists to serve the people, but to enable the acquisition of private power and profit for a coalition of greedy financiers, corrupt politicians and dishonest journalists, who have made themselves kings and tyrants over us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The leaders of the Democrat and Republican parties, many of whom have violated their oath to support and defend the Constitution, are complicit in facilitating and concealing Obama’s unconstitutional and irresponsible conduct. His policies have endangered our national security, undermined our liberties and consistently thwarted the will of the American people.

 

They should be removed from office, and, when appropriate, brought to justice.The United States is at an historical crossroad.

 

 

 

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(Col Sellin) ~ Time For Caretaker… “The US Government no longer exists to serve the people, but to enable the acquisition of private power and profit for a coalition of greedy financiers, corrupt politicians and dishonest journalists, who have made themselves kings and tyrants over us.” | New York Daily Sun – The Trusted New York Daily Broadsheet

May 17, 2013 4 comments
Written By Lawrence Sellin
The present political and fiscal environment in which the United States barely survives is so destruction that the country must now take extraordinary Constitutional measures to save the republic.Article II, Section I, Clause 6, the Twentieth and the Twenty-fifth Amendments of the Constitution allow Congress the power to declare both Barack Obama and Joseph Biden unable to discharge the powers and duties of the Office of President and appoint an eligible individual to act as President until a new election can be held in 2014.
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Articles: Why Don’t They Do Something?

April 27, 2013 2 comments

There appears to be a disconnect between widespread public discontent — e.g., distrust of the federal government, hostility toward Congress, belief that the country is headed in the wrong direction — and paucity of overt attempts to rectify the status quo.

 

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Many focus on the mainstream media (MSM) — still the largest source of news for most citizens — noting that the MSM’s love affair with Barack Obama insures that negative stories — e.g., Benghazi — never get much, if any, coverage. The MSM’s misreporting of the news probably anesthetizes some who might otherwise be motivated to “throw the bums out.”

 

 

 

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GUNNY G: DEFINING CONSERVATISM… ACCORDING TO: RONALD REAGAN !!!!!

March 25, 2013 Leave a comment

GUNNY G: DEFINING CONSERVATISM…  ACCORDING TO: RONALD REAGAN !!!!!

(“In defining conservatism, Reagan said: “If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.”) ~ Conservatism in the United StatesWikipedia, the free encyclopedia

…..In defining conservatism, Reagan said: “If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.

I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals—if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.

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GUNNY G: WHAT IS A CONSERVATIVE? A REAL AMERICAN, THAT’S WHAT !!!!! (Jeffersonian…)

March 23, 2013 1 comment

GUNNY G: WHAT IS A CONSERVATIVE? A REAL AMERICAN, THAT’S WHAT !!!!!

 

…..In defining conservatism, Reagan said: “If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.

 

I think conservatism is really a misnomer just as liberalism is a misnomer for the liberals—if we were back in the days of the Revolution, so-called conservatives today would be the Liberals and the liberals would be the Tories.

 

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The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.”[153]

 

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(The GubMint Does Not Give Us Free Speech!) ~No More Asking for Permission To Speak… by Andrew P. Napolitano

March 22, 2013 Leave a comment

In 1798, when John Adams was president of the United States, the feds enacted four pieces of legislation called the Alien and Sedition Acts. One of these laws made it a federal crime to publish any false, scandalous or malicious writing – even if true – about the president or the federal government, notwithstanding the guarantee of free speech in the First Amendment.

 

 

 

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The feds used these laws to torment their adversaries in the press and even successfully prosecuted a congressman who heavily criticized the president. Then-Vice President Thomas Jefferson vowed that if he became president, these abominable laws would expire. He did, and they did, but this became a lesson for future generations: The guarantees of personal freedom in the Constitution are only as valuable and reliable as is the fidelity to the Constitution of those to whom we have entrusted it for safekeeping.

 

 

 

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The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act…

March 21, 2013 Leave a comment

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The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act

December 11, 2009 By Tom Mullen 83 Comments

At some point in the past, the American ethos was centered on suspicion of government –whether liberal, conservative, or otherwise. For most of America’s first two centuries, Americans were taxed less, regulated less, and left more alone by their government than any other people in the world. These conditions resulted in an explosion of innovation, wealth, and culture unsurpassed at any time in human history.

As that trend seems to have reversed, Americans look to their past to try to establish where we have gone wrong and what we can do to solve our problems. Increasingly, some Americans point to the U.S. Constitution and our abandonment of its “limits on government” as the reason for our downfall. It is generally argued by “strict constitutionalists” that the purpose of the U.S. Constitution was to limit the power of the government. Nothing could be further from the truth.

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Don’t get me wrong. If our government were limited to the powers granted it in that document, the United States of America would be far freer, far more prosperous, and likely not facing any of the monumental problems that it is facing now. However, that does not change the facts about why the Constitutional Convention was called or why the Constitution itself was created. If you are astounded that any Republican can still claim that George Bush was “pro-freedom” or that any Democrat can claim that Barack Obama is “anti-war,” you should be equally surprised that anyone can claim that the U.S. Constitution limited the powers of the central government.

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Kelleigh Nelson — Constitutional Convention Call Redux, Part 2

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NewsWithViews.com

 

“In questions of power let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” -Thomas Jefferson

 

“If once the people become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, Judges, and Governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions.” -Thomas Jefferson

 

“Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.” -Thomas Jefferson

 

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There are a number of groups pushing a Con-Con today, the Compact for America, the Goldwater Institute, (who supports the group, Restoring Freedom. Org. Inc. who created the National Debt Relief Amendment or BBA), the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the National Council of State Legislators (NCSL) and many others. [Link] Let’s look at a few of these groups.

 

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Judge Andrew Napolitano a 9/11 truther? » The Right Scoop -

March 10, 2013 Leave a comment

via Doug Mataconis. I so didn’t want to open this can of worms, but it appears that Judge Napolitano has opened his mouth and revealed that he is in fact a skeptic of how WTC Tower 7 came down. What’s worse is that he did it on Alex Jone’s show:

 

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JONES: OK finally, man because I’ve never raised this with you, because it’s a subject I just leave alone with folks because I don’t want to cause people problems. But you brought it up with Geraldo Rivera, who says he is concerned about building 7, and I want to put the question you put to him to you. I mean, what do you think of Geraldo Rivera coming out — what do you think of 7?

 

NAPOLITANO: It’s hard for me to believe that it came down by itself. I was gratified to see Geraldo Rivera investigating it. I am gratified to see that people across the board are interested.

 

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The Right to Self Defense Isn’t Negotiable – Reason.com… Andrew Napolitano

March 9, 2013 Leave a comment

EXCERPT!!!!!

 

…..To those who have killed innocents among us, obedience to law is the last of their thoughts. And to those who believe that the Constitution means what it says, the essence of this debate is not about the law; it is about personal liberty in a free society. It is the exercise of this particular personal liberty — the freedom to defend yourself when the police cannot or will not and the freedom to use weapons to repel tyrants if they take over the government — that the big-government crowd fears the most.

 

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Let’s be candid: All government fears liberty. By its nature, government is the negation of liberty. God has given us freedom, and the government has taken it away. George Washington recognized this when he argued that government is not reason or eloquence but force. If the government had its way, it would have a monopoly on force.

 

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The Right to Self-Defense… “We cannot let a popular majority take it away, for the tyranny of the majority can be as destructive to freedom as the tyranny of a madman.” – Judge Andrew Napolitano – [page]

March 8, 2013 2 comments

In all the noise caused by the Obama administration’s direct assault on the right of every person to keep and bear arms, the essence of the issue has been drowned out. The president and his big-government colleagues want you to believe that only the government can keep you free and safe, so to them, the essence of this debate is about obedience to law.

 

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To those who have killed innocents among us, obedience to law is the last of their thoughts. And to those who believe that the Constitution means what it says, the essence of this debate is not about the law; it is about personal liberty in a free society. It is the exercise of this particular personal liberty — the freedom to defend yourself when the police cannot or will not and the freedom to use weapons to repel tyrants if they take over the government — that the big-government crowd fears the most.

 

Let’s be candid: All government fears liberty. By its nature, government is the negation of liberty. God has given us freedom, and the government has taken it away. George Washington recognized this when he argued that government is not reason or eloquence but force. If the government had its way, it would have a monopoly on force.

 

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The Right to Self-Defense – Judge Andrew Napolitano – Page 1

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In all the noise caused by the Obama administration’s direct assault on the right of every person to keep and bear arms, the essence of the issue has been drowned out. The president and his big-government colleagues want you to believe that only the government can keep you free and safe, so to them, the essence of this debate is about obedience to law.

 

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To those who have killed innocents among us, obedience to law is the last of their thoughts. And to those who believe that the Constitution means what it says, the essence of this debate is not about the law; it is about personal liberty in a free society. It is the exercise of this particular personal liberty — the freedom to defend yourself when the police cannot or will not and the freedom to use weapons to repel tyrants if they take over the government — that the big-government crowd fears the most.

 

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The Right to Self-Defense… by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano on Creators.com – A Syndicate Of Talent

March 6, 2013 46 comments

In all the noise caused by the Obama administration‘s direct assault on the right of every person to keep and bear arms, the essence of the issue has been drowned out. The president and his big-government colleagues want you to believe that only the government can keep you free and safe, so to them, the essence of this debate is about obedience to law.

 

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To those who have killed innocents among us, obedience to law is the last of their thoughts. And to those who believe that the Constitution means what it says, the essence of this debate is not about the law; it is about personal liberty in a free society. It is the exercise of this particular personal liberty — the freedom to defend yourself when the police cannot or will not and the freedom to use weapons to repel tyrants if they take over the government — that the big-government crowd fears the most.

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s be candid: All government fears liberty. By its nature, government is the negation of liberty. God has given us freedom, and the government has taken it away. George Washington recognized this when he argued that government is not reason or eloquence but force. If the government had its way, it would have a monopoly on force.

 

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(Col Sellin) Founding Fathers Respond To The Issues of Today…

March 5, 2013 1 comment

Founding Fathers Respond To The Issues of Today

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The Audacity of Truth

It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. ..For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it – Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775. The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men – Samuel Adams, letter to James Warren, November 4, 1775.

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The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them – Patrick Henry.

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them – Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833.

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The Greatest Thomas Jefferson quotes

February 18, 2013 3 comments

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

 

The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

 

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Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.

 

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

 

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Devvy Kidd — The U.S. Supreme Court should be impeached

February 11, 2013 Leave a comment

“Let the future appointments of judges be for four or six years and renewable by the President and Senate. This will bring their conduct at regular periods under revision and probation, and may keep them in equipoise between the general and special governments.

 

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We have erred in this point by copying England, where certainly it is a good thing to have the judges independent of the King. But we have omitted to copy their caution also, which makes a judge removable on the address of both legislative houses.” –Thomas Jefferson to William T. Barry, 1822. ME 15:389

 

Impeach all nine U.S. Supreme Court Justices. Why? Let me count the ways for you.

 

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The Turret Gunner Was a She… “Martin Dempsey, the Army general who’s now chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was a division commander when he got to Baghdad in 2003 and climbed into a Humvee for his first trip off base. “I asked the driver … who he was (and) where he was from,” the general remembers, “and I slapped the turret gunner around the leg and I said, ‘Who are you?’ And she leaned down and said, ‘I’m Amanda.'”

February 8, 2013 1 comment

The Turret Gunner Was a She

 

Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2013 | Paul Greenberg

 

Posted on Friday, February 08, 2013 12:37:49 PM by Kaslin

 

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Martin Dempsey, the Army general who’s now chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was a division commander when he got to Baghdad in 2003 and climbed into a Humvee for his first trip off base. “I asked the driver … who he was (and) where he was from,” the general remembers, “and I slapped the turret gunner around the leg and I said, ‘Who are you?’ And she leaned down and said, ‘I’m Amanda.’

 

“And I said, ‘Ah, OK.’ So female turret gunner protecting division commander.”

 

One of the things that makes a good commander is the speed with which he can adjust to changed conditions, and the general had just been introduced to another reality of the ever-new U.S. Army.

 

The general told that story the other day as he stood next to the country’s secretary of defense to formally lift the Army’s ban on women in combat units. No, not every woman — or man — may be fit for combat, but now every trooper has a chance to qualify for it. Which is as it should be — at last.

 

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Constitution Worship Revisited: I’m Still Fed Up…! by Gary D. Barnett… “I always wonder not only have any of these people ever read and studied the constitution, but also do they even understand why it was secretly drafted in the first place?”

February 4, 2013 45 comments

Last year I wrote an article titled “I’m Fed Up With Constitution Worship!” Since that time it seems, I hear more and more every day about “getting back to the constitution,” mainly from “conservatives” and those of the Tea Party persuasion.

 

I always wonder not only have any of these people ever read and studied the constitution, but also do they even understand why it was secretly drafted in the first place? All indications show that they aren’t at all familiar with the enabling power of that document to create a strong central governing system that reduced severely the sovereignty of the states.

 

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QUESTION: Book Mentioned on David Barton’s Heritage Series (GyG: Re Barton & Beck Bash The South…)

January 29, 2013 9 comments

I’m trying to find a school textbook about government mentioned on the American History Series show Jan 27, 2013 by Davide Barton.

I believe he said it was the first textbook published for the State of Connecticut around the 1850s.

He also said all of the thirteen states used it, and many states used it up until around the 1960s.

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I can’t remember the title, but it was a tiny book with just four items:

1. The Declaration of Independence

2. The Constitution of the United States

3. George Washington’s Farewell Address

4. [I can't remember]

It ended with an elementary test covering all these subjects and David Barton said these items today are only covered to that detail in a college course for Law School.

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Guns and Freedom by Andrew P. Napolitano

January 10, 2013 Leave a comment

The right of the people to keep and bear arms is an extension of the natural right to self-defense and a hallmark of personal sovereignty. It is specifically insulated from governmental interference by the Constitution and has historically been the linchpin of resistance to tyranny. And yet, the progressives in both political parties stand ready to use the coercive power of the government to interfere with the exercise of that right by law-abiding persons because of the gross abuse of that right by some crazies in our midst.

 

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When Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, he was marrying the nation at its birth to the ancient principles of the natural law that have animated the Judeo-Christian tradition in the West. Those principles have operated as a break on all governments that recognize them by enunciating the concept of natural rights.

 

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Amazing Words on Orly’s Website-we need to pray for her

January 10, 2013 1 comment

Amazing Words on Orly‘s Website-we need to pray for her

 

Qoutes from History | 1/10/13

 

Posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013 9:51:41 AM by Be Careful

 

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” — Theodore Roosevelt, April 23, 1910

 

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Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: Guns and Freedom… (“We also defeated the king’s soldiers because they didn’t know who among us was armed, because there was no requirement of a permission slip from the government in order to…………..”)

January 10, 2013 3 comments
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The right of the people to keep and bear arms is an extension of the natural right to self-defense and a hallmark of personal sovereignty. It is specifically insulated from governmental interference by the Constitution and has historically been the linchpin of resistance to tyranny. And yet, the progressives in both political parties stand ready to use the coercive power of the government to interfere with the exercise of that right by law-abiding persons because of the gross abuse of that right by some crazies in our midst.

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English: Judge recording an episode of at CPAC in . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, he was marrying the nation at its birth to the ancient principles of the natural law that have animated the Judeo-Christian tradition in the West. Those principles have operated as a break on all governments that recognize them by enunciating the concept of natural rights.

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Individuals are sovereign – not the government…

January 9, 2013 41 comments

The right of the people to keep and bear arms is an extension of the natural right to self-defense and a hallmark of personal sovereignty. It is specifically insulated from governmental interference by the Constitution and has historically been the linchpin of resistance to tyranny. And yet, the progressives in both political parties stand ready to use the coercive power of the government to interfere with the exercise of that right by law-abiding persons because of the gross abuse of that right by some crazies in our midst.

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When Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, he was marrying the nation at its birth to the ancient principles of the natural law that have animated the Judeo-Christian tradition in the West. Those principles have operated as a break on all governments that recognize them by enunciating the concept of natural rights.

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