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

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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 4 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

By Staff Report – February 07, 2014

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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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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It’s called the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans……………

 

 

 

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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

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 1:14:47 PM by magellan

 

 

 

 

” … 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 Leave a 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 7 comments

Robert Wenzel

 

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July 4, 2013

 

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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…

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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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“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 -

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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

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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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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

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Written by Lawrence Sellin

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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English: General Martin E. Dempsey, USA, 18thChairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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 8 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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English: A Portrait of Thomas Jefferson as Secretary of State. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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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Fred On Everything… Squad Car Dreams What Jefferson Had in Mind

December 30, 2012 2 comments

Squad Car Dreams

What Jefferson Had in Mind

December 29, 2012

Fred Reed

Dismal notes of a long-time police reporter:

Almost all accused criminals are guilty. The reasons are two. First, almost all are caught in the act. The driver wobbles across three lanes of traffic, has a half-empty bottle of Beam on the seat, and blows pickled as a gherkin on the Alkasensor. Not a whole lot of doubt here. Or he is found coming out of somebody else’s window with somebody else’s television under his arm. He is probably stealing it. Or he scores 75 on the radar gun in a thirty zone in front of a school. Or he proposes sex to an undercover cop for twenty bucks. Not a lot of mystery here. Unless you have seen female cops.

The second reason is that the DA won’t paper a case he can’t win. He is overworked as it is, and needs to look good by keeping his convictions up. He won’t take iffy cases.

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Yet the criminal justice system is crooked from the gitgo. Start with the idea of trial by a jury of your peers. It doesn’t exist, unless you are rich or a celebrity case. Some ninety-five percent of cases are settled by plea bargaining. If everybody asked for a jury trial, the entire system would stop. If you do insist, the judge in all likelihood will be so angry that he will do his best to get you convicted and then give you the max. You pay heavily for exercising imaginary constitutional rights.

It gets worse. Consider plea bargaining. You are walking through a red-light-and-dance-club region and an undercover police woman in a three-inch plastic mini-skirt and fishnet stockings says, “Hi, honey. You sportin’?” You are not. Kidding, you say, “I want to do it in a swimming pool full of raspberry jello. I’ll give you a million dollars.” That’s an offer of a specific amount for a specific act. Bingo. You are arrested for soliciting prostitution. Which you were not. And cops know exactly how to phrase things to avoid an entrapment defense.

You are now screwed though not, alas, literally. Your choice is to fight the charge, with the ensuing publicity, loss of job and marriage plus huge legal bills, or plead to something like public lewdness with a small fine, no publicity, and a criminal record for a sex offense. Try getting a security clearance with that.

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Once There Were Giants… (“It may not be easy to credit now, but once upon a time the United States Senate could be seriously described as “the world’s greatest deliberative body.”)

December 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Second Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye distinguished himself by extraordinary heroism in action on 21 April 1945, in the vicinity of San Terenzo, Italy. While attacking a defended ridge guarding an important road junction, Second Lieutenant Inouye skillfully directed his platoon through a hail of automatic weapon and small arms fire, in a swift enveloping movement that resulted in the capture of an artillery and mortar post and brought his men to within 40 yards of the hostile force. Emplaced in bunkers and rock formations, the enemy halted the advance with crossfire from three machine guns.

“With complete disregard for his personal safety, Second Lieutenant Inouye crawled up the treacherous slope to within five yards of the nearest machine gun and hurled two grenades, destroying the emplacement. Before the enemy could retaliate, he stood up and neutralized a second machine gun nest. Although wounded by a sniper’s bullet, he continued to engage other hostile positions at close range until an exploding grenade shattered his right arm. Despite the intense pain, he refused evacuation and continued to direct his platoon until enemy resistance was broken and his men were again deployed in defensive positions. In the attack, 25 enemy soldiers were killed and eight others captured. By his gallant, aggressive tactics and by his indomitable leadership, Second Lieutenant Inouye enabled his platoon to advance through formidable resistance, and was instrumental in the capture of the ridge.”

–Medal of Honor citation

“Daniel Inouye’s career in the United States Senate was as distinguished as it was extensive. He helped steer this nation through triumphs and tragedies, victories and defeats. And he towered above us all with his incredible gallantry and heroism in the Second World War. His passing leaves a long shadow in Congress.”

–Chairman Howard McKeon of the House Armed Services Committee

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English: United States Army First Lieutenant Daniel K. Inouye was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during World War II (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It may not be easy to credit now, but once upon a time the United States Senate could be seriously described as “the world’s greatest deliberative body.”

The phrase applied to more than the early 19th century, which is when the great triumvirate of Webster, Clay and Calhoun dominated the Senate’s deliberations and made it an Athenian forum. They lacked only one quality — a proper appreciation for the obdurate power of a moral issue. In their case, and especially John C. Calhoun‘s, it was their failure to apprehend and fully engage the unavoidable, the inescapable, the intractable issue of human slavery.

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Even a conflicted slaveholder like Thomas Jefferson could recognize that, despite all the Great Compromises (first1820, then 1850, and then the terrible pact with the Devil in 1854 that prefaced and presaged The War), once a geographical line had been drawn across the Republic separating free from slave states, a fire bell had tolled in the night. As he put in his “Notes on Virginia“: “And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever….”

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Sixty Years Later: Why Am I a Veteran? by Larry Martines

December 20, 2012 12 comments

In January 1953, I was separated from the army after having served two years as a draftee during the Korean, so-called, police action. Back then, I simply did what my three older brothers did during WWII, and what my father did during WWI. Namely, they went off to war believing they were doing so in the defense of their country. My three younger brothers were yet to serve in the armed forces.

 

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Now it is sixty years later and I have learned much about how those, and every other war, we have been in, and are currently involved in, came to pass. We now know, or should know, we didn’t become veterans to defend our country. Veterans of all these conflicts should be appalled by how they were manipulated into fighting wars to totally serve Banking Class interests. That this is still happening is beyond the pale. Further, the military we once felt pride in being part of, is today once again being turned against the people of our country. (See the real history of the Civil War)

 

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(Gunny G: Response) ~ Who Are the Best Conservative Columnists?

December 6, 2012 1 comment

READER RESPONSE: Gunny G: SEE ALSO: Article, Reader Responses,Etc.

Semper Watching!

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(READER RESPONSE: Gunny G) ~ The Party of Reagan is dead: Long live the Party of Liberty

December 4, 2012 Leave a comment

GUNNY G: NO AINOs!!!!!

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(SEE ALSO: Article, Responses, Etc!!!!!)

REAL AMERICANS ONLY!!!!!

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American imperialism – (“Thomas Jefferson, in the 1780s, awaited the fall of the Spanish empire until “our population can be sufficiently advanced to gain it from them piece by piece.”[5][6] In turn, historian Sidney Lens notes that “the urge for expansion – at the expense of other peoples – goes back to the beginnings of the United States itself.””) ~ Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

December 2, 2012 7 comments

Imperialism and empire

Further information: Modern empires, Overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, History of the Philippines (1898–1946), and Philippine–American War

On the cover of Puck published on April 6, 1901, in the wake of gainful victory in the Spanish–American War, Columbia – the National personification of the U.S. – preens herself with an Easter bonnet in the form of a warship bearing the words “World Power” and the word “Expansion” on the smoke coming out of its stack.

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Thomas Jefferson, in the 1780s, awaited the fall of the Spanish empire until “our population can be sufficiently advanced to gain it from them piece by piece.”[5][6] In turn, historian Sidney Lens notes that “the urge for expansion – at the expense of other peoples – goes back to the beginnings of the United States itself.”[3]

Effects labelled “cultural imperialism” occur without overt government policy.[citation needed] Stuart Creighton Miller says that the public’s sense of innocence about Realpolitik impairs popular recognition of U.S. imperial conduct.

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The resistance to actively occupying foreign territory has led to policies of exerting influence via other means, including governing other countries via surrogates, where domestically unpopular governments survive only through U.S. support.[7]

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GUNNY G: My Explanation: What Is An AINO?

November 28, 2012 8 comments

GUNNY G: What Is An AINO?

The internet uses various terms and phrases for certain political animals such as RINOs, Conservatives, Rats, right/left wingers, etc. But explanations as to what these names mean vary greatly.

Most conservatives, for instance, are not conservatives at all,  in the tradition of Thomas Jefferson, Robert Taft, Barry Goldwater, Ron Paul, etc.

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FlyOverPress.com… ~ Parting Company…

November 27, 2012 1 comment
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There is no truth existing which I fear, or would
wish unknown to the whole world.” Thomas Jefferson
The concepts expressed on this web site are protected by the basic human right to freedom of speech, as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and reaffirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 1997 as applying to the Internet.
Liberty Knows No Compromise

“Lincoln said that the soldiers sacrificed their lives ‘to the cause of self-determination – that government of the people, by the people, for the people should not perish from the earth.’ (H.L.) Mencken says: “It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in the battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of people to govern themselves.”
And we have lived unhappily as an occupied territory ever since. Yours for freedom in our lifetimes. — jtl, 419
Recently by Walter E. Williams: Democracy and Majority Rule
For decades, it has been obvious that there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone. Which is the more peaceful solution: Americans using the brute force of government to beat liberty-minded people into submission or simply parting company? In a marriage, where vows are ignored and broken, divorce is the most peaceful solution. Similarly, our constitutional and human rights have been increasingly violated by a government instituted to protect them. Americans who support constitutional abrogation have no intention of mending their ways.

Our Universe is a Gigantic and Wonderfully Detailed Holographic Illusion ~ Foundingfather1776

November 24, 2012 2 comments

In our daily life we are not aware that we may, in fact, live in a hologram and our existence is a holographic projection, nothing more.

 

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All what we believe is real, our whole physical world, is – in fact – an illusion being proved by the holographic universe, one of the most remarkable theories of 20th century.

 

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FlyOverPress.com… TSA To Blame For More Deaths Than Al Qaeda…

November 21, 2012 1 comment
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There is no truth existing which I fear, or would
wish unknown to the whole world.” Thomas Jefferson
The concepts expressed on this web site are protected by the basic human right to freedom of speech, as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and reaffirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 1997 as applying to the Internet.
Liberty Knows No Compromise
 
 
 

“Ask any ten people at random whether they would believe that within a decade or so, they’d gave to spread their legs, hold out their arms and submit to a government goon literally handling their privates – including the privates of little children and old people in wheelchairs. Something not even the Nazis did to the Jews. Right here in the good ol’ USA – land of the (formerly) free and home of the (erstwhile) brave… Note carefully that the acronym does not stand for Airport Security Administration. The Blue Goons are coming to a road near you, too. Probably soon.”

 
Eric obviously does not live in West Texas else he would know that we have been being accosted by dimwitted costumed thugs (aka the uS Border Patrol) for over 20 years now.
 
Think secession! — jtl, 419
 
 
November 19, 2012
 
By eric
 
http://ericpetersautos.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/TSA-1-292x300.jpgWe’re told Gate Rape saves lives – pure conjecture, since it’s all hypothetical. After all, not one “terrorist” has been caught (much less stopped) as a result of the terroristic tactics of the Blue Shirted Goons. Which is a pretty piss poor record, given they treat everyone as a presumptive terrorist.
 
You’d think by now they’d have caught at least one actual terrorist.
 
Ah well. Good enough for government work – right?
 
But lives have been lost as a result of the terroristic tactics of the Blue Shirted Goons. Not conjecture, either. Real people – thousands of them – dead because of the TSA.
 
Dead – because they chose to drive rather than fly. Anything – rather than Submission Training and Gate Rape. Even if it means an 18 hour trip vs. a three hour flight.
 
According to data compiled by Cornell University researchers, the ugsomeness of dealing with the TSA has pushed a goodly number of former air travelers into their cars – and back onto the roads. This, in turn has led to a measurable increase in monthly traffic fatalities – about 242 per month that would otherwise not have occurred. Some quick addition is in order. Let’s be easy on our calculators – and generous to the Blue Goons – and assume the figure is off by more than half. Let’s say it’s only 100 additional deaths per month attributable to TSA Avoidance Syndrome. That’s 1,200 deaths annually. Times four equals 4,800. In less than four years, then, TSA has managed to get more Americans killed than Osama bin Laden.

You’re Not Free If You Can’t Secede From an Oppressive Government by Ron Paul

November 20, 2012 2 comments

Is all the recent talk of secession mere sour grapes over the election or perhaps something deeper? Currently there are active petitions in support of secession for all 50 states, with Texas taking the lead in number of signatures.

 

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Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his honor at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Texas has well over the number of signatures needed to generate a response from the administration, and while I wouldn’t hold my breath on Texas actually seceding, I believe these petitions raise a lot of worthwhile questions about the nature of our union.

 

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FlyoverPress.com: The Petraeus Saga Epitaph for a Four Star by Col. DOUGLAS MACGREGOR, Ret.

November 19, 2012 3 comments
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There is no truth existing which I fear, or would
wish unknown to the whole world.” Thomas Jefferson
The concepts expressed on this web site are protected by the basic human right to freedom of speech, as guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and reaffirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 1997 as applying to the Internet.
Liberty Knows No Compromise
 
 

“Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. would have flown into a rage and fired them on the spot. Yet both men went on to four stars…Was General David Petraeus the heroic figure his press releases suggested or a piece of fiction created, packaged and presented to the American people by the Bush Administration and its Neocon allies in the media and academia as the poster boy for counterinsurgency?”
 
Hint: You do not get to be a general in today’s military by being a warrior (like George Patton). You get to be a general in today’s military by being a sycophant (what us country boys call an “ass kisser”) and a politician.
 
And Col. MacGregor seems to agree. He puts it this way:
 
“The contemporary American military is not led by a Roman or Prussian class of hardened professionals. On the contrary, for the most part, the senior leadership is really an overgrown bureaucracy committed to jobs for generals. But these bureaucrats in uniform have gone too far. They are now responsible for the extraordinary loss of American blood, treasure, as well as, strategic ground in Iraq and Afghanistan at a point in time when the American people just cannot afford it.”
 
Think secession! – jtl, 419
 
November 14, 2012
 
 
by Col. DOUGLAS MACGREGOR, Ret.
 
When Major General David H. Petraeus, commander of the 101st Airborne Division met Lieutenant General William Wallace, commander of the U.S. Army’s V Corps on 27 March 2003 at a site near Najaf, only five days after American forces began the attack to Baghdad Petraeus and Wallace were deeply pessimistic. They concluded, “The war was in dismal shape.” Petraeus, an officer who had risen to Major General and Division Command with no previous combat experience, was deeply worried about the level of Iraqi resistance.
 
The fact that 3rd Infantry Division (mechanized), an armored force of hundreds of tanks and armored fighting vehicles was already 50 miles south of Baghdad and poised to attack the city did not seem to matter. Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. would have flown into a rage and fired them on the spot. Yet both men went on to four stars.
 
Was General David Petraeus the heroic figure his press releases suggested or a piece of fiction created, packaged and presented to the American people by the Bush Administration and its Neocon allies in the media and academia as the poster boy for counterinsurgency? Was he simply a world class aid de camp, military assistant and speech writer, a slick briefer who successfully cultivated dozens of Army four stars and political appointees on the ladder to four stars? Or is Petraeus simply the victim of his own press releases?
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