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The Path That the Patriot Act Paved… “War is the mother of all crises and, as Rahm Emmanuel memorably — and rightly — said, crises are pregnant with opportunities for politicians and activists that they otherwise wouldn’t have. It is in moments of crisis, real or imagined, that government has its best opportunity to accumulate ever greater concentrations of power, for it is during crises that the people expect their government to assert itself in ways that wouldn’t ordinarily be tolerated.”

June 13, 2013 1 comment

The Path That the Patriot Act Paved

 

The New American ^ | 11 June 2013 | Jack Kerwick, Ph.D.

 

Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 9:29:52 PM by VitacoreVision

 

Those who once defended the Patriot Act are shocked that it has been abused by Obama; they should’ve realized the act itself is a standing abuse.

 

The Path That the Patriot Act Paved

 

The New American

 

11 June 2013

 

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English: President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act, Anti-Terrorism Legislation, in the East Room Oct. 26. “With my signature, this law will give intelligence and law enforcement officials important new tools to fight a present danger,” said the President in his remarks. Deutsch: Präsident George W. Bush unterzeichnet den Patriot Act im Weißen Haus am 26. Oktober 2001. Suomi: George W. Bush allekirjoitti terrorisminvastaisen lain 26. lokakuuta 2001 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regardless of how it is constituted, whether it is “democratic” or otherwise, no government poses a larger threat to liberty than a government that is at war.

 

 

 

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Judge Andrew Napolitano ACLU Lawsuit May Expose Government for … Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted to the ACLU’s lawsuit against the government over the NSA’s surveillance program, saying it’s “right on the mark.”…

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Judge Andrew Napolitano ACLU Lawsuit May Expose Government for

 
Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted to the ACLU’s lawsuit against the government over the NSA‘s surveillance program, saying it’s “right on the mark.”

 

 

 

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Author of Patriot Act says NSA phone records collection ‘never the intent’ of law… (GyG: But…Joe Biden claims HE wrote the PA…???) …see GyG Reader Comments…

June 7, 2013 6 comments
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Author of Patriot Act says NSA phone records collection ‘never the intent’ of law

fox news ^ | 6/6/2013 | fox news

Posted on Friday, June 07, 2013 7:10:57 AM by tobyhill

 

 

The author of the Patriot Act said Thursday that a secret program under which the Obama administration was collecting phone records from millions of Americans is “excessive” and beyond the scope of the law.

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GUNNY G: LIKELY THE JUDGE’s FINEST PESENTATION, IMO !!!!! ~ “Natural Rights vs The Patriot Act” by Judge Andrew Napolitano – YouTube

May 14, 2013 1 comment
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“Natural Rights vs The Patriot Act” by Judge Andrew Napolitano

 

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“Natural Rights vs The Patriot Act” by Judge Andrew Napolitano… “THE RIGHT TO BE LEFT ALONE, ETC., ETC…!!!!!!!!!!” – YouTube

May 13, 2013 2 comments
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Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

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Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

 

The Guardian ^ | May 4, 2013 | Glenn Greenwald

 

Posted on Saturday, May 04, 2013 7:17:38 PM by beaversmom

 

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CLEMENTE: “No, there is a way. We certainly have ways in national security investigations to find out exactly what was said in that conversation. It’s not necessarily something that the FBI is going to want to present in court, but it may help lead the investigation and/or lead to questioning of her. We certainly can find that out.

 

 

 

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ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC PICTURES OF THE CIVIL WAR…

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ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC PICTURES OF THE CIVIL WAR

 

It is amazing how sharp they are;

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Click here: The Civil War, Part 1: The Atlantic

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“People can be convicted for thoughts”: ‘Cannibal cop’ attorney says decision will be appealed

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“People can be convicted for thoughts”: ‘Cannibal cop’ attorney says decision will be appealed

 

PIX 11 ^ | 03/13/2013 | James Ford

 

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:48:59 AM by SeekAndFind

 

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His online fantasies to kidnap, sexually torture, cook and eat women were more than just gory make believe. That’s what a jury concluded in its guilty verdict against so-called Cannibal Cop Gilberto Valle that left him, his lead attorney and his family in tears.

 

“I’m shocked!” was the terse reaction from the mother of Patrol Officer Valle as she ran out of the federal courthouse on Centre Street. Her outburst came minutes after the jury of six men and six women concluded that her son was guilty on the two charges he faced: conspiracy to kidnap and accessing a federal government database without authorization.

 

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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Guilty Until Proven Innocent… | The Boneyard

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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

 

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Prison Planet.com » Joe Biden Drafted the Core of the Patriot Act in 1995 … Before the Oklahoma City Bombing « AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

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The Core of the Patriot Act Was Drafted in 1995 … By Joe Biden

 

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Everyone knows that the Patriot Act was drafted before 9/11.

 

But few know that it was Joe Biden who drafted the core provisions which were included in that bill … in1995.

 

CNET reported in 2008:

 

Months before the Oklahoma City bombing took place, Biden introduced another bill called the Omnibus Counterterrorism Act of 1995. It previewed the 2001 Patriot Act by allowing secret evidence to be used in prosecutions, expanding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and wiretap laws, creating a new federal crime of “terrorism” that could be invoked based on political beliefs, permitting the U.S. military to be used in civilian law enforcement, and allowing permanent detention of non-U.S. citizens without judicial review.*

 

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The Center for National Security Studies said the bill would erode“constitutional and statutory due process protections” and would “authorize the Justice Department to pick and choose crimes to investigate and prosecute based on political beliefs and assocJoe Biden Drafted the Core of the Patriot Act in 1995 … Before the Oklahoma City Bombing blankiations.”

 

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With cyber crime on the rise, Portland couple make a device to detect digital break-ins

December 14, 2012 Leave a comment

IPCopper . . . makes devices with the forensic firepower to detect, track and ultimately prosecute cybercrooks, hackers or spies.

 

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The company’s device captures all Internet activity without alerting hackers, or internal thieves, to its presence.

 

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Doug Casey on The United (Police) State of America, Part II… ~ (“Land of the Free? No, says Doug Casey, land of assassinations, war crimes, and cages.”)

December 7, 2012 Leave a comment

Read part 1 here.

 

Doug: Let’s take these in order. First:

 

Assassination of US citizens: “President Obama has claimed, as President George W. Bush did before him, the right to order the killing of any citizen considered a terrorist or an abettor of terrorism.”

 

Of course the very concept of terrorism is highly malleable, with over 100 definitions floating about – as we’ve discussed. But apart from that, it’s now accepted that the president and his minions have the right to kill almost anyone.

 

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This conceit will get completely out of control after the next real or imagined major terrorist incident.

 

Louis: This reminds me of the extraordinary powers given to government agents to battle the War On Some Drugs – like the RICO statutes – which have now been turned against ordinary citizens who have nothing to do with the drug trade.

 

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The Immediate Goal Of The Jesuits: Declare Martial Law In The United States | Veterans Today

November 30, 2012 Leave a comment

by William Dean A. Garner

 

 

The immediate goal of the Jesuits is to create helter skelter in the United States, creating chaos that leads to riots and pre-revolution. The response of the Jesuits? Instituting martial law against We The People.

 

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This plan has been in effect for 100 years, but the powers that be have been unsuccessful thus far.

 

A major turning point was in the wild wild and turbulent 1960s when various methods of control began working against We The People, bringing them into the fold:

 

Rock and roll/soul/rhythym and blues music and later country and western music . . . the LSD/marijuana drug culture . . . free love . . . homosexuality as the norm . . . rise of the entertainment industry . . . rise of the Internet . . . fluoridation of the water supply . . . mass-media brainwashing of the population . . . dumbing down of education on all levels . . . collapse of the economy and world markets . . . collapse of the US dollar . . . confiscation of precious metals like gold and silver and manipulation of those markets . . . subjugation of all Constitutional rights of We The People . . . outlawing dissent . . . instituting the Patriot Act, NDAA, Department of Homeland Security and TSA . . . and attempting to outlaw publicly shared and published conspiracy theories.

 

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(?????See Note…) Obama Threatens 14 US Governors With Immediate Arrest

November 19, 2012 1 comment
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Obama Threatens 14 US Governors With Immediate ArrestPolitical Xtreme ^ | 29 May 2010 | ” Brainiac“Posted on Monday, November 19, 2012 3:10:00 AM by George Varnum

A chilling report from the Foreign Military Intelligence Directorate GRU prepared for Prime Minister Putin warns today that United States President Barack Obama has had served on 14 US Governors National Security Letters NSLs warning that if their actions in attempting to form what are called State Defense Forces are not halted they will face “immediate” arrest for the crime of treason.

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Just before Hurricane Sandy, Obama signed executive order merging Homeland Security with private sector to create virtual dictatorship

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NaturalNews While all eyes were on Hurricane Sandy in the days leading up to the storm’s breach on the mainland of the Northeast, the White House was busy devising new ways to enslave Americans under the guise of protecting national security.

On October 26, 2012, Barack Obama quietly signed an Executive Order EO establishing the so-called Homeland Security Partnership Council, a public-private partnership that basically merges the Department of Homeland Security DHS with local governments and the private sector for the implied purpose of giving the Executive Branch complete and limitless control over the American people.One of the most effective ways by which the federal government has been able to spread its tendrils into every level of state, regional, and local governments in years past has been to continually convince the people that terrorism lurks around every corner, and that the federal government is needed to provide safety. This, of course, is how blatantly unconstitutional provisions like the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act NDAA were able to get passed with relative ease — without these draconian expansions of federal control over American affairs, the terrorists will win, we were all told.

White House forming nationwide secret police to monitor lives of AmericansThis is precisely the angle being taken with the new EO, except it goes even further in conflating federal power structures with local governments and the private sector. Based on the eery language contained in the EO, the federal government appears ready to begin rapidly expanding its command and control operations at the local level by establishing a vast network of homeland security “partnerships” throughout the country, which will be tasked with reporting back to the central command center and feeding “intelligence” information as requested by federal officials…….

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The Daily Bell – Judge Napolitano on the Virtues of Private Justice… (“I think these are bad days for freedom and unless a Ron Paul, Rand Paul or Gary Johnson is in the White House they will continue to get bad. I just couldn’t imagine a President Romney dismantling the security state, not enforcing the Patriot Act…”)

September 9, 2012 26 comments

 

…..Daily Bell: You were negative about the freedom trend in the USlast time we spoke. Are you more hopeful now?Judge Napolitano: No, not at all. No. The government keeps getting larger and more in our faces. There is less outrage than there used to be.

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The Air Force predicts that in ten years there’ll be 30,000 drones in the sky at any given moment and that some of them will be the size of golf balls and some will be the size of mosquitoes, and nobody is complaining about that. People seem willing to give up their privacy in exchange for safety.

People forget they need protection from the government.People are confusing freedom and safety. Freedom does not promote safety; freedom promotes unfettered choices, free from government interference. It accepts the fact that there will be some dangerous things in society but it assumes that risk from danger without is a more desirable state of affairs than an authoritarian government than within.

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I think these are bad days for freedom and unless a Ron Paul, Rand Paul or Gary Johnson is in the White House they will continue to get bad. I just couldn’t imagine a President Romney dismantling the security state, not enforcing the Patriot Act, disregarding the National Defense Authorization Act, stopping all the drones.

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LiveLeak.com – Ron Paul: Cover His Back…By Alan Stang « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL

September 6, 2012 17 comments

 

For those of you who never heard of Ron Paul before the debate, I have known him for more than twenty five years. I have been with him many times in many settings.

 

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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)

 

I recall being with him in fellow physician Larry McDonald�s congressional office in Washington, which would have had to be more than twenty four years ago. Remember that my dear friend Larry was probably kidnapped by the Soviets on September first, 1983, when they shot down Koran Air Lines 007. He was an old-school Democrat, of course, and completely shared our beliefs.

 

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I have spent time with Ron between congressional stints in his medical office. After the Patriot Act, he told me ruefully that the congressmen who voted for it had not been allowed to read it and knew only what they had been told. A few months back, we were together in his district office in Lake Jackson and he told me he was breaking in his new knees. That�s right, in addition to all his other qualities, Dr. Ron is now a bionic Member of Congress………….

 

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Gunny G: Did Joe Biden Really Write The Patriot Act? « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL

September 5, 2012 10 comments

 

So, is it true that Joe Biden actually wrote the Patriot Act?

 

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If You Vote by Melanie Johnson

August 31, 2012 1 comment

 

I had a political science teacher in college who taught this, and it has stayed with me. He said that if people don’t know the issues, they are better off not voting than risking a vote for the wrong candidate.

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Republican Party Origins on Vimeo (Marxist origins…)

August 29, 2012 Leave a comment

 

Republican Party Origins

 

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by The John Birch SocietyPlus 7 months ago

 

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It’s not what you think.

 

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Shocking, but makes sense given the agenda of the GOP in 2012.

 

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I voted Constitution Party in 2008 and will most likely do so again. Dems and Repubs are both owned and controlled by globalist banksters and push the new world order agenda with just a few minor differences. Remember it was GW Bush that gave us The Patriot Act, and post 9 11 terrorist state. I long to go back to pre 9 11 liberty, but it is lost forever!

 

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Are People Being Thrown Into Psychiatric Wards For Their Political Views?

August 27, 2012 Leave a comment

 

Mental Health Diagnoses Are Sometimes Politically-Motivated. Many psychologists and psychiatrists are good people, who are only trying to help their patients.

 

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But the Nazi government substantially supported psychologists … many of whom, in turn, espoused extermination of the people they considered to be “racially and cognitively compromised”.

 

Soviet psychiatrists famously aided Stalin in applying fake insanity diagnoses to political dissenters. The official explanation was that no sane person would declaim the Soviet government and Communism.

 

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American psychologists created the American program of torture which was specially-crafted to produce false confessions to justify U.S. military policy. And see this.

 

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Cybersecurity Bills Threaten Freedom | Veterans Today

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Extremism normalized – Salon.com (“How Americans are efficiently trained to acquiesce to ideas once deemed so radical as to be unthinkable”)

August 2, 2012 1 comment

 

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Extremism normalizedSen. John McCain, R-Ariz., left, shakes hands with Vice President Dick Cheney after McCain introduced Cheney during a campaign stop, Friday, July 16, 2004, at the Lansing Center in Lansing, Mich. (Credit: AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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US Could Put Assange to Death If It Gets Him – Former Senior NSA Official (“…The power elites don’t like dirty linen being aired…”)

July 14, 2012 2 comments

The power elites don’t like dirty linen being aired, warns Thomas Andrews Drake

If America gets its hands on the WikiLeaks founder, they may go as far as execute him, a known National Security Agency whistleblower Thomas Andrews Drake told RT, adding that in the US, security has become a state religion.

An expert on electronic eavesdropping, Drake sacrificed his career to blow the whistle on perceived wrongdoings within the NSA. He was charged under the Espionage Act, though the charges were dropped only last year.

He told RT that in America’s ‘soft tyranny’, everyone is subject or suspect in terms of surveillance.

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Are Medical Entrepreneurs Parasites? The Government Believes They Are by William L. Anderson

July 2, 2012 Leave a comment

I’ve not posted since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the insurance mandate of Obamacare, and am leaving much of the back-and-forth to other writers. Peter Schiff writes that if the government really does have the authority to levy a “tax” upon any citizen who does not purchase what the government demands they buy, then there really are no more checks on the power of government.

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LiveLeak.com – Ron Paul: Cover His Back…By Alan Stang

June 1, 2012 8 comments

 

Ron Paul: Cover His Back

 

RON PAUL

 

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COVER HIS BACK

 

By: Alan Stang

 

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For those of you who never heard of Ron Paul before the debate, I have known him for more than twenty five years. I have been with him many times in many settings.

 

I recall being with him in fellow physician Larry McDonald�s congressional office in Washington, which would have had to be more than twenty four years ago. Remember that my dear friend Larry was probably kidnapped by the Soviets on September first, 1983, when they shot down Koran Air Lines 007. He was an old-school Democrat, of course, and completely shared our beliefs.

 

I have spent time with Ron between congressional stints in his medical office. After the Patriot Act, he told me ruefully that the congressmen who voted for it had not been allowed to read it and knew only what they had been told. A few months back, we were together in his district office in Lake Jackson and he told me he was breaking in his new knees. That�s right, in addition to all his other qualities, Dr. Ron is now a bionic Member of Congress.

 

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The Daily Bell – Capital Controls Have No Place in a Free Society By: Ron Paul

May 30, 2012 1 comment

By: Ron Paul

The characteristic mark of a tyrannical regime is that it eventually finds it necessary to erect walls to keep people from leaving. This is why we should be troubled by the “Ex-PATRIOT Act,” an egregiously offensive bill recently introduced in the Senate. Following a long line of recent legislation and regulations attempting to expropriate more and more wealth from hard-working Americans, this new bill spits in the face of overburdened taxpayers and tramples on the Constitution.

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Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin was a U.S. taxpayer, not a traitor

May 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Eduardo Saverin, the co-founder of the social network and Facebook Inc., stands accused of violating the social contract — the idea that government is based on an agreement among its citizens to ensure mutual protection of person and property.

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Flag-saving moment still winning salutes [baseball]

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Flag-saving moment still winning salutes [baseball]
AP via WaPo ^ | April 22, 2006 | JOE RESNICK

Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 3:15:49 PM by Daffynition

LOS ANGELES — Rick Monday never tires of answering questions about that memorable day 30 years ago, when he performed his own Patriot Act and unwittingly became an icon to millions of American war heroes and their loved ones.

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US Citizens Now One Step Closer To Becoming Permanent Tax Slaves (Take a look at the Ex-PATRIOT Act)

May 22, 2012 Leave a comment

This week, the universally stupid brainchild of US Senators Chuck Schumer and Bob Casey known as the Ex-PATRIOT Act inched a bit closer towards becoming law.

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WASHINGTON – FEBRUARY 3: United States Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee at the Newseum February 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C. Obama spoke on a range of topics including the state of the economy and healthcare reform. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

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No Civilized Country Would Ever Banish Eduardo Saverin

May 21, 2012 Leave a comment

The Ex-Patriot Act introduced by Senators Chuck Schumer and Bob Casey is a bill of attainder which would result in cruel and unusual punishment.

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WASHINGTON – FEBRUARY 3: United States Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee at the Newseum February 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C. Obama spoke on a range of topics including the state of the economy and healthcare reform. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

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Prison Planet.com » Schumer Introduces Ex-PATRIOT Act: Will Banish Those Who Renounce US Citizenship

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What comes after Banana Republic? Because America is it – after last week Facebook co-founder, and native Brazilian, Eduardo Saverin announced he would denounce his US citizenship, America has decided to make it virtually illegal to denounce one’s citizenship in what can only be classified as the dumbest proposed law in recent history:

meet the Ex-PATRIOT Act Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy proposed by Chick Schumer and Bob Casey.

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WASHINGTON – FEBRUARY 3: United States Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee at the Newseum February 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C. Obama spoke on a range of topics including the state of the economy and healthcare reform. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

One wonders just how much taxpayer money was spent to pay naming consultants to come up with this witty acronym for a law that can only be classified as utter idiocy. Here is our suggestion for the follow up law: The “GULAG” Act: Get Ur Laughable Asses Gone although we are open to any other non-taxpayer funded acronym suggestions.From ABC: Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has a status update for Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin: Stop attempting to dodge your taxes by renouncing your U.S. citizenship or never come to back to the U.S. again. In September 2011, Saverin…………

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Chuck Baldwin — Strictly Personal

May 2, 2012 5 comments

It is my studied opinion that as long as pastors and churches allow themselves to be held captive by the IRS and its godless 501c3 corporation status, a spiritual revival will never take place in this country! Many people understand this and, therefore, they are moving to the Flathead Valley from all over America to be part of Liberty Fellowship. They are tired of their pastors and churches being muzzled and intimidated into compromise and lethargy. And they are equally weary of being considered an outcast or renegade by these preachers and churches who don’t have a clue as to what is going on in this country–or if they do, are too spineless to do anything about it! They are looking for a patriot Christian brotherhood, and they are finding it at Liberty Fellowship! It is obvious that God is bringing a Remnant to the Flathead Valley of Montana!

While in Florida, I hosted a radio talk show called, Chuck Baldwin Live. This show ran locally for six years and then was syndicated nationally on the Genesis Communications Network for two years. In fact, this column is the outgrowth of Chuck Baldwin Live. Here is the web address.

My personal philosophy regarding socio/political issues is quite simple: I believe abortion is America’s national holocaust. It is the deliberate killing of innocent pre-born babies. I believe marriage is, by definition, only between a man and a woman. I believe the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights to be the greatest documents of freedom ever produced by man. I believe the federal government is bound to submit to the limited duties prescribed to it by the US Constitution. I believe America’s Founding Fathers to be the greatest generation of Christian philosophers and patriots to ever live. I believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

I believe there is a conspiracy by powerful elitists to surrender America’s independence and national sovereignty to a globalist New World Order. I believe the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and Bilderbergers are especially culpable in this regard.

I further believe that the current effort to merge the United States into a North American Community (by whatever name it is called) and the push to provide amnesty (not to mention billions in federal tax dollars) to millions of illegal aliens comprise a grave threat to America. I am also convinced that there is a bold and blatant attempt underfoot to turn the United States into a police-state-style surveillance society, to which personal freedoms and liberties are being quickly and egregiously sacrificed. Passage of the USA Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) are examples of this flagrant betrayal of liberty.

I opposed the preemptive invasion of Iraq and the bombings of Libya. It should be obvious to everyone that the Obama administration has done nothing–and will do nothing–to change the perpetual war/preemptive war doctrine introduced by George W. Bush. And neither would Mitt Romney should he be elected President. Ron Paul is the only Presidential candidate of either major party who opposes foreign meddling and interventionism.

As to Afghanistan, I strongly supported Ron Paul’s Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001, which was (and still is) the constitutional way to resist the efforts of violent terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda.

I opposed the bailouts for Wall Street. I regard the Federal Reserve as a corrupt cabal of international banksters, whose actions are nothing short of criminal. I wholeheartedly support the abolition of the Federal Reserve and a return to sound money.

I believe the United Nations is a sinister organization from which the United States should withdraw. I believe the federal government taxes too much, spends too much, lies too much, and snoops too much into the personal lives of the American people.

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Revolution Is Alive by Lucas Sepulveda

May 1, 2012 Leave a comment

Anybody who thinks Republican nominee Ron Paul has lost his core support obviously wasn’t driving down Cullen St. around 6:30 p.m. Friday.

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“I’m sure glad the revolution is alive and well in Houston,” Ron Paul said to thousands of supporters as cheers echoed off the walls of Hofheinz Pavilion.

Hours before Paul’s speech, a line of supporters sporting their favorite Ron Paul T-shirts and buttons snaked around the block, eagerly waiting to hear the man of the hour make his case for liberty. People of all sorts and ages were in attendance, and the mood was lively to say the least.

As you may have expected, throughout his speech Paul carried the same tune he’s been singing since the start, and it seems like nothing is ever going to change that.

His consistency is truly impressive, and as far as I’m concerned, Paul demands and deserves respect, no matter what ideology you have.

It’s a shame that he doesn’t get the proper amount of attention, because while some of his ideas may be out there, a lot of what he says makes sense.

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Prison Planet.com » The North American War Theater: Objectives, Tactics, And Agents of Oppression

April 16, 2012 Leave a comment

“We have got to defeat this attack on the freedom of the mind…But it takes courage for a young man with a family to stand up to it; all the more obligation on those of us who have nothing left to lose. At any age it is better to be a dead lion than a living dog – though better still, of course, to be a living and victorious lion – but it is easier to run the risk of being killed (or fired) in action if before long you are going to be dead anyway. This freedom seems to me the chief consolation of old age.” – Elmer Davis: Grandeur and the Miseries of Old Age.

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IS THIS MAN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, THE LEADER OF THE FREE WORLD, MENTALLY ILL? | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

April 5, 2012 9 comments

…..It makes me wonder: Did Obama ever have a head injury? His stepfather in Indonesia was purportedly an alcoholic abuser. Was Obama subject to any physical abuse?

– Drugs and alcohol: Damage to the brain from drugs and alcohol can also cause significant cognitive impairments. Obama once said that there were 57 states — and didn’t correct himself.

Memory problems can be caused by both illicit and prescription drug use. Obama admits to a history of drug use in his youth. Did his usage cause some damage? Does Obama still use?

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Is the CIA in Your Kitchen? by Andrew P. Napolitano

March 23, 2012 1 comment
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If this question had been asked by a fictional character in a spy thriller, it might intrigue you, but you wouldn’t imagine that it could be true in reality. If the Constitution means what it says, you wouldn’t even consider the plausibility of an affirmative answer. After all, the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution was written to prevent the government from violating on a whim or a hunch or a vendetta that uniquely American right: the right to be left alone.

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Gunny G: Did Joe Biden Really Write The Patriot Act?

March 16, 2012 2 comments
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So, is it true that Joe Biden  actually wrote the Patriot Act?

Maybe, as I begin writing this here Zemanta can provide me some info on this topic.

Zemanta is a new feature i just added that adds links, pics, and related info, etc. as I write…

Ah! here it comes right now, by golly…

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Big Brother Returns to Orwell’s England

February 22, 2012 1 comment
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It seems the U.S. government is not the only one sporting a Big Brother demeanor. The British government is now revisiting previously considered plans to create databases that would enable spy agencies to monitor emails, phone calls, and text messages as well as websites visited by everyone in the United Kingdom.

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

February 20, 2012 11 comments
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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.

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.

Remember that there was already a federal government of the United States prior to the U.S. Constitution. It was defined in a document called the Articles of Confederation and had been in existence since 1778. Under the Articles, the young nation had defeated the mightiest military empire in human history to win its independence. Acknowledging the true meaning of the words “federation” and “federal,” the document defined the relationship between the states as “a firm league of friendship with each other.”

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Constitutional Neoconmen by Thomas DiLorenzo

February 8, 2012 Leave a comment

…..The above statement was made by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1866 in the context of its ruling that the Lincoln administration’s suspension of Habeas Corpus was unconstitutional. As long as the civil courts were operating (which they were), the Court ruled, it is unconstitutional for either the president or the Congress to suspend the writ of Habeas Corpus.

What this statement says is that it is precisely in times of national emergencies, such as war, that civil liberties must be most jealously protected. If not, then governments will be encouraged to generate crises, or perceptions of crises, in order to grab more power for themselves by diminishing individual liberty.

This profound truth gives the lie to the notion that one can be an advocate and supporter of the American state’s unconstitutional and aggressive wars on the one hand, and a “constitutionalist” on the other. War is the enemy of constitutional liberty. The current poster boy for this contradictory outlook is the radio talking head Marc Levin (“The Grate One,” as Lew Rockwell calls him) who bloviates endlessly about how devoted he supposedly is to the Constitution while aggressively supporting the neocon agenda of endless war in the Middle East and elsewhere – and all of the accompanying assaults on civil liberties at home. So as not to appear to be sexist, I should also point out that Congresswoman Michele Bachman is the current poster girl for this position, claiming that of all the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination she is the most devoted to the Constitution, while rabidly supporting the never-ending expansion of the warfare state.

Neocons like Levin, Sean Hannity, and Rush Limbaugh who now fancy themselves as constitutionalists since there is a Democrat in the White House are hypocrites of the first order. All during the eight years of the Bush regime their standard response to anyone who would object to the PATRIOT Act and myriad other attacks on constitutional liberty was to proclaim that “9/11 changed everything.” Translation: the hell with the constitution; we’re engaged in a never-ending “war on terra,” as George W. Bush called it.

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(“Aren’t you getting tired of all of this? Aren’t you just about fed up with all of the scare tactics, the fear mongering, and the over reaction?”) ~ Post 9-11 – World of Fear – Living on Edge!

February 3, 2012 2 comments

A little rag tag group of not more than nineteen airplane hijackers, directed by one evil mastermind from a remote cave in north eastern Afghanistan, terrorized America on September 11, 2001 and literally sent shock waves through the world community that reverberated all the way from New York to Bombay and back!

These shock waves set off a scare that hijacked the whole world, and has held us all hostage ever since! 9-11 was more than ten years ago, and even though all of the hijackers are surely dead, and Osama bin Laden is supposedly dead too, nevertheless we are all acting like we are living in fear, and we are allowing our government to keep us in this continuous state of fear, so much so that the Patriot Act is still thought by many to be necessary today, – ten years after Muslim terrorists brought down the World Trade Center in New York!But if that isn’t bad enough, our Congress and our President are looking for even more ways to take away our precious personal freedom, under the benevolent pretext of “keeping America safe.” I’m sorry, I mean they are managing our freedoms.

They aren’t actually taking our freedoms away. They are just managing them. On December 31st 2011, Congress passed and the President signed into law, the National Defense Authorization Act NDAA. This is just the latest in a string of offences against our precious Bill of Rights, and it is also the newest example of the Federal government abusing its power! The National Defense Authorization Act allows individual Americans to be rounded up by our military, in our own country, and in our own homes, and summarily thrown into a military prison, without habeas corpus, or due process, and to be held indefinitely on a mere accusation, with no proof of guilt! Enough already!

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Losing Our Liberty

February 1, 2012 3 comments

In the time of the Founding Fathers, the colonists suffered under tyrannical rule and understood the consequences of being subjects to government. As a result, America was originally structured around the Articles of Confederation – a document one step to the left of anarchy on the political spectrum. Recognizing the document’s lack of sustainability, the Founders realized while drafting the Constitution that government had to have limited power.

And yet, in the past century, the United States has witnessed an unprecedented expansion of federal government power. Whether it’s the creation of the Federal Reserve, the establishment of Social Security and other entitlement programs, or the implementation of No Child Left Behind, the federal government has found ways to infiltrate every aspect of our personal lives, robbing us of our liberty in the process.

It is important to note that liberty is not a commodity given by any government or any document; the Founders recognized liberty comes from a higher power. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.”

The United States of America was founded as an experiment. Those brave men who rebelled against King George did so for a better life for generations to come. Men like George Washington and James Madison lived under the tyrannical rule of a monarch. Instead of accepting the notion that their rights stemmed from the throne, our Founding Fathers said that we derive our power from the Almighty. No person, no government, no law has the power to take away our God-given rights; our rights are inalienable.

Whether it’s the PATRIOT Act or ObamaCare, TARP or Dodd-Frank, Democrats and Republicans alike are to blame for the destruction of liberty. Government expansion is a bi-partisan concept in our nation’s capital, no matter the political rhetoric of the day. The sad truth is that both political parties have become plagued with corruption and greed, increasing governmental control of our lives to further their own selfish ends, thereby poisoning the very foundations of American society in the process.

Even governmental programs who have admirable stated goals have grown wildly out of control. As Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute points out,

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

January 30, 2012 9 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.

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

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Judge Andrew Napolitano Natural Rights and The Patriot Act part 1 of 3 – YouTube

January 18, 2012 1 comment

Judge Andrew Napolitano Natural Rights and The Patriot Act part 1 of 3

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Chuck Baldwin — First NDAA; Now Enemy Expatriation Act

January 12, 2012 14 comments

Another Bill To Turn American Citizens Into Enemies Of The State

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On the heels of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), otherwise known as the “Indefinite Detention Act,” comes another draconian bill designed to give the federal government the power to turn American citizens into enemies of the state for virtually any reason it deems necessary. Stephen D. Foster, Jr. has the story.

“Congress is considering HR 3166 and S. 1698 also known as the Enemy Expatriation Act, sponsored by Joe Lieberman (I-CT) and Charles Dent (R-PA). This bill would give the US government the power to strip Americans of their citizenship without being convicted of being ‘hostile’ against the United States. In other words, you can be stripped of your nationality for ‘engaging in, or purposefully and materially supporting, hostilities against the United States.’ Legally, the term ‘hostilities’ means any conflict subject to the laws of war but considering the fact that the War on Terror is a little ambiguous and encompassing, any action could be labeled as supporting terrorism.”

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Chuck Baldwin — Bill Of Rights Is No More

January 4, 2012 16 comments

While most Americans were celebrating the holidays, President Barack Obama quietly signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), otherwise known as the “Indefinite Detention Act,” into law. Obama had initially said he would veto the bill which contains the draconian language authorizing the US military to seize and incarcerate US citizens without warrant, due process, trial, etc. Of course, Obama quickly changed his mind after the bill passed both houses of Congress.

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When signing the NDAA into law, Obama issued a signing statement that in essence said, “I have the power to detain Americans… but I won’t.” See this report here.

Americans should realize that, coupled with the Patriot Act, the NDAA, for all intents and purposes, completely nullifies a good portion of the Bill of Rights, turns the United States into a war zone, and places US citizens under military rule. And what is even more astonishing is the manner in which the national press corps, and even the so-called “conservative” talking heads, have either completely ignored it, or have actually defended it. The likes of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, et al., should be ashamed of themselves!

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Prison Planet.com » Ron Paul Is The Only Presidential Candidate Who Gets It

December 30, 2011 5 comments

The recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the reaction–or better, lack of reaction–by the GOP’s Presidential candidates is a perfect example of how it will not matter to a Tinker’s Dam which Republican candidate wins the nomination, unless that candidate is Congressman Ron Paul.

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This is what so many people within the so-called Religious Right and establishment GOP just do not understand: they do not understand the fact that America is in the throes of a burgeoning police state. They have buried their heads in the sand for so long that they wouldn’t know what tyranny looked like if it came up and bit them on their blessed assurance! They have totally drunk the propaganda Kool Aid that purports that the biggest threat to our liberties comes from the Sand People. Our Founding Fathers were a much wiser lot, of course. They understood perfectly that the biggest threat to our liberties comes from Washington, D.C., not Baghdad, or Tehran, or any other foreign entity.

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Prison Planet.com » Ron Paul: The NDAA Repeals More Rights

December 27, 2011 4 comments

Little by little, in the name of fighting terrorism, our Bill of Rights is being repealed. The 4th amendment has been rendered toothless by the PATRIOT Act. No more can we truly feel secure in our persons, houses, papers, and effects when now there is an exception that fits nearly any excuse for our government to search and seize our property.

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Of course, the vast majority of Americans may say “I’m not a terrorist, so I have no reason to worry.” However, innocent people are wrongly accused all the time. The Bill of Rights is there precisely because the founders wanted to set a very high bar for the government to overcome in order to deprive an individual of life or liberty. To lower that bar is to endanger everyone. When the bar is low enough to include political enemies, our descent into totalitarianism is virtually assured.

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Rep. Paul says defense bill assures ‘descent into totalitarianism’

December 27, 2011 4 comments

GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul warned that the National Defense Authorization Act, which was passed by Congress this month, will accelerate the country’s “slip into tyranny” and virtually assures “our descent into totalitarianism.”

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“The founders wanted to set a high bar for the government to overcome in order to deprive an individual of life or liberty,” Paul, the libertarian congressman, said Monday in a weekly phone message to supporters. “To lower that bar is to endanger everyone. When the bar is low enough to include political enemies, our descent into totalitarianism is virtually assured. The Patriot Act, as bad as its violations against the Fourth Amendment was, was just one step down the slippery slope. The recently passed National Defense Authorization Act continues that slip into tyranny, and in fact, accelerates it significantly.”

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