Thursday, November 14, 2013

Rats Abandon a Sinking Ship First

Did you hear the latest round of rats jumping off the sinking ship that is Obamacare? Bill Clinton calling for Obama to live up to his promise that if a person liked their healthcare they could keep it. That's a major blow to the whole system.

Obamacare is a giant eugenicist wet dream of a ponzi scheme. The rest of this paragraph is written from their perspective not mine. This plan make it's money on the young 20-30 somethings who are the least productive but healthiest individuals, so they are milked dry. They are least likely to need the care, so all the money can go to service the highest productivity bracket; the middle aged working class (40-55 years old). Infants and elderly are left for dead if they get sick as they don't add to society.

This whole thing only works if the vast majority of healthy young people pay for coverage they don't need, in order to service the individuals who are currently sick. It raises every ones premiums because every one has to pay for birth control coverage, maternity care, and a host of other coverage options they don't need or want in many cases, all to generate extra money to cover the sick, who have to pay even more, because they are sick. You might not be denied coverage anymore, but good luck paying for what they offer you.

It's sick, it's inhuman, and Hitler, Mao, Stalin, Lenin, Marx, and many others are cheering from the bleachers in hell as they watch the spectacle unfold. But let me get back to my main point now that I've explained this.

Clinton knows this is how the system is rigged. He knows what he's saying will destroy Obamacare. He was the first rat to see the ship was sinking and jumped off. Can you say "Hillary 2016"?

Then there is John Mcain. Our once honorable hero who sold his soul to the devil came out saying the entire bill should be repealed.

These are the highest profile rats to jump ship, but rumors are that many democratic senators have begun distancing themselves from Obamacare.

It's only a matter of time before we have another repeal showdown. The problem is, the Republicans don't want to really repeal it, they want to put their own plan in it's place.

To really defeat this, it's all about the mid terms. I don't care what the party affiliation is, we must as a people look at the person we are voting for. Who are they? What made them who they are? What is their personal record to backup what they claim they will do once in office? And most importantly, where is their faith? If they are not resting their trust firmly on the sovereignty of God, there is no hope that they will stay strong among the temptations of power present in Washington.

Sending a currently honest politician who lacks a strong commitment to Jesus Christ into DC is like throwing dead meat to pack of wolves. Righteousness is the only way we get out of this.

Sic Semper Tyranis

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A True Case of Saving Real Children

There is no more noble or heroic cause than to save children from sex slavery. Please support this amazing organization. It was mentioned on the radio yesterday and again today, and because of those mentions, raised enough money to send two jump teams, who have rescued at least one child as of this morning. They are searching for another.

Operation Underground Railroad

Your money will be used that quickly, these guys don't mess around. They rescue children as young as 3 years old. The horror these children go through is beyond description. These men go and do what governments either can't or won't, to save children and restore families that otherwise would quite literally have no hope in hell of every being free.

Monday, November 11, 2013

IRONY ALERT *klaxons blaring*

Let me first say, that I don't like to bash religious beliefs unless they are perverse, violent, or threaten liberty. This does none of those, and quite frankly, I think it's a great idea, so please don't take this as disparaging, but there is something that really needs to be pointed out here.

Atheist 'mega-churches' take root across US, world    

No, I'm not an atheist, far, far from it. However I've gotten into more than one argument with several different atheists who all claim that belief that there is no God, god, gods, etc isn't a religion. I'm really starting to laugh right now as remember those rather passioned discussions. Uhm...belief in something that can't be proven, is religion. Wait we can make that simpler, if you have to use "belief" to describe your position on something, that's religion.

Religion can be as complex or as simple as a man wishes it to be, because religion is man made. Understand that man made doesn't mean it isn't inspired by something outside of man, but man is the one who makes, and participates in religion by the beliefs he holds in his heart.

Every person has a religion. It's that simple. Each of us has things we believe that can't be proven, and the total sum of those beliefs is one's religion. On the minutia level, none of us share the same exact religion, but on a macro scale, when we share enough commonality a "religion" or "cult" or "denomination" etc is formed.

Atheism is the belief that there is no supernatural causation to time, space, and matter. It can't be proven, any more than the existence of any deity can be proven. And as one would expect, when a given belief reaches a certain critical mass, churches, or their rough equivalent emerge, where people come to worship something, and listen to someone teach about relevant topics.

So, in closing, if your an atheist, yes you do have a religion, just like every one else. It's not possible to not have a religion so long as your human.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Food Stamp Riots Tomorrow?

About the middle of last month Zero Hedge posted this document

I have not seen any news relating to this document since. It's unknown if this has been rescinded, modified or if nothing has changed and we are still headed for a national food stamp crisis tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Are We This Dumb?

 I mean really? Are we? Have we been so dumbed down that we lack all critical thinking skills in this nation and can't see a threat until it's chewing on our leg? Are we so naive as to believe we can trust our government with ANYTHING?

The bombing of the Boston Marathon was not terror, it was murder. Stop with the emotional labeling and call it what it is. Terrorism is for making a point, and when one commits an act of terror, one takes credit for it, and tells the world why it was committed. The act PLUS the taking credit and explaining the actions is what makes an act, terrorism. Destructive acts in which people are killed yet no one claims credit are murderous acts, not terror, as there is no attempt to make a point. It's been two days, no one has taken credit, this was murder, not terror.

Good now that we have that straitened out lets move on to the elephant in the room. For years the "conservative" media has been warning us about progressives. They tell us to look at history,and use history as a guide. They warn us that progressives will use any means they believe they can get away with to further their agenda. "Conservative" media sources have pointed out, as I have, that many of the actions of Obama and his cohorts resemble the actions of past dictators. These actions were used to grab more power and control. They all cry "WARNING" and so do I, we are in a hell of a lot of trouble. They warn us not to give in to gun control, and we shouldn't, I've explained what happens if we do. They tell us not to allow for more and more regulation, and warn us about the use of the healthcare system to control every aspect of our lives from cradle to grave. And they are correct in their warning. I've been warning of the same.

These same "conservatives" point back to history. Stalin, Hitler and Mao took the guns, and look what happened. Nazi's used the healthcare system to control and destroy. They got the idea from American Eugenicists (how terrifying is that?). Even FDR rounded up Japanese American's. At least he didn't kill them like Hitler did the Jews.

But when it comes to False Flag events, or the very mention of one, these "conservatives" suddenly buddy up to the government, swallow the official story with mouths wide open, and instantly deride, ostracize, and berate anyone who claims that the big lovable government could never do any thing to hurt us poor widdle citizens, cause they love us soooo much.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Gay Marriage

From a legal basis, strictly speaking, there is no argument that can be devised to dissuade the legalization of gay marriage. Equal protection under the law, is just that.

However gay marriage as law will not provide gays with equal rights, instead it will destroy the legal definition of marriage. Once you can define marriage as being between two people of either sex, the next logical answer is "why stop at just two?" And once that question is asked, marriage ceases to exist as a legal entity.

You see marriage is a religious institution, not a political one. The fact that the government is involved at all is a violation of the first amendment. If the government is so inclined it can devise a contract, call it whatever it pleases, and allow such a contract to allow two or more individuals to enjoy special tax status, and other legal benefits. Beyond this measure, such as ceremony, moral requirements, and social behavior, these things are defined by personal belief, and thus are the realm of religion.

What would you think of the government offering a baptism license?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Burning the Constitution: Article 1 Section 9

Article I
Section 9

1: The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.

This no longer applies, obviously.

2: The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

Funny how a Constitutional law can magically be ignored by a military appropriations bill that gives the President unlimited power to arrest, detain and execute citizens in times of peace.

3: No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

"Attainder" is the loss of your rights because of a crime you have committed. This has been and is violated in every state and is being proposed to be increased in violations on the state and federal level. Simply put, just because you commit a crime doesn't mean you lose your rights, yet if as a teenager you stole an iPod, which is a felony, you can't own guns, and can't vote for the rest of your life. That's law NOW in most states. There are very few states that allow you to get your rights back after minor crimes, and it's very hard to do. Now they

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Stock Bubble is Going to Pop The growth in the stock market we have seen over the last 4 years, but especially the last year is a product of the Federal Reserve buying tens of billions of  dollars worth of assets from banks each month, which effectively puts tens of billions worth of no interest cash into the market. This "free" money is giving the market an artificial high, and the market largely doesn't understand the consequences of the Fed's actions.

If they understood what was going on, they would be pulling their money out as fast as they could and the market would plunge. We are being set up for hyper inflation. On top of that, the ride to the top will run out of steam eventually. Normally the market is driven by everyone, but the amount of people with spare income is dropping rapidly, and not just for individuals. Major corporations are suffering. I'm sure you have heard the woes of JC Penny and Wal-Mart. If those giants are hurting, the suffering is pandemic.

This would suggest that the driving force behind the markets rise would be those who are only a few steps away from the free money being pumped into the banks. Those same corporations are also the ones that compose the majority of the three largest indices, DOW, S&P 500, and Nasdaq. The rest of the market gets a boost, not from receiving a direct benefit of the free money, but literally an emotional high derived from seeing the major players doing well.

Simply put the stock market is pure emotion. When the players are happy prices rise, when they are scared, prices fall. Historically the three major indices all rise and fall together, and when they rise the rest of the market gets an emotional high from it, and for the most part, the general market rises. There are always exceptions, and it's not a given that a rise in general market will be reflected in a given stock, or that a drop in the general market will cause a stock that is doing well to falter.

But this is different. The economy isn't doing well, taxes are not favorable for either corporations or individuals, and inflation and unemployment are rising. All of this eats away at the purchasing power of the economy as a whole, which in turn should drive the market down. When Wall Street runs counter to the economy, something gotta give, and economy isn't budging.

This is why I say the bubble is going to pop. When is uncertain, but inevitable. If you want to ride this wave, do so at your own risk. I would advise to keep as much cash on hand as you possibly can. You will make out like a bandit picking up loads of blue chip stocks for pennies on dollar when market hits bottom.

I would also advise getting yourself a month to three months worth of food and gas. A fair number of people in the country are preparing this way, and the more that do, the less of an impact hyperinflation will have. It is almost certain to hit us shortly after, if it isn't the direct cause of the "Pop."

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Do We Still Believe the Lies?

Do we still believe the lies coming from Washington? Is the agony of thought still more dreadful to us than the plundering of our nation? Does apathy swell within us, or does the tide now turn and our hearts of stone melt? Do we cling to selfishness or fall away into service?

The answer to each of these questions cannot come from some place outside of you, but must be made within each of us. The politicians, now more than ever, are raising one crisis after another in a desperate attempt to keep us in either perpetual fear or apathy. Either way they win, we lose. They keep power, we lose freedom, and our country.

They  know that the worse things get the less people care about the outside world. People who struggle to get by rarely struggle for freedom. Don't withdraw from the events of the country. To unplug from the pulse of the nation is to go back to bed on a sinking ship. Once you become aware of the waters around you, it will be far to late to escape.

Do not let your frustration drive you to stop thinking. Educate yourself about what we face as a nation. Make yourself some one others can rely upon for truth. And make your voice heard. We still have a chance to save this nation. Join a group that shares your values, stay informed, and don't stop contacting the dunces in Washington. They need to be told which way is up more often then a drunk on a roller-coaster. Call them, email them, write them. However you do it, tell the people in Washington to get their act together. If we never speak out, we have no one to blame but ourselves for the loss of our country.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Attacking Concealed Carry

Outside-the-Waistband-Gun-Holster.jpg.jpegThe Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in their infinite shortsightedness and desire to take another chip out of our freedom has ruled that carrying a firearm concealed is not protected under the Second Amendment.

This is prime example of the levels the government and the courts will go to read their bias and ideology into the laws. They restrict freedoms because the Bill of Rights is phrased more broadly than they can handle. They fear, of all travesties, that they might have to actually trust people instead of dictating every human behavior. Thus they expand their power by reading into the Constitution all manner of restrictions and provisions that are no where to be read so that they can keep all the peons in check.

The 4th and 2nd Amendments are both assaulted in this absurd ruling:

2nd Amendment (2A for short)
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed

4th Amendment (4A for short)
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable clause, supported by Oath, or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The 2A says that I have a right to bear, not bare, arms. Bear is defined as carrying or transporting. Bare is uncovered or naked. We have a right to

Monday, February 25, 2013

Gun Manufacturers are Standing for Freedom!

Weapons_of_MW2_Primary_RPD_and_FAL-1024x777.jpgIn the news recently, you may have seen that a host of gun and gun accessories manufacturers and suppliers have pledged not to sell to police and officials within states that would otherwise ban the sale of their product to citizens. I wish I could thank each and every one of you personally, THANK YOU for standing for freedom!

This is one of the best actions I have ever seen taken in the promotion of freedom. It's non violent, non threatening, and makes a damn good point, and I wish I had the resources to buy a product from every one of them. I can't do that, but what I can do is post the list here of all the ones I know of so that any one of you can buy what you need from them. I got the list from The Blaze, who got from NC Gun Blog.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Education is the Problem...And the Answer

The decay of our country can be directly attributed to one factor: Education. Our children are not our future, they are the future. Our childhood defines us more than we like to admit. What you are taught and how you are treated in school defines you. If you are not told the truth, you base your perspective on lies and false premises that do nothing to aid you in finding a path to success. For what is school, but the attempt to teach a child how to succeed as an adult?

Yet our schools don't teach our children truth, they teach them propaganda, anti-american, Progressive lies. We are working on the 4th generation of these lies, and each being subjected to successively greater lies and false principles. This has severe consequences, and we are seeing those consequences today.

All of the problems we see when we look around the country stem from this education. Children who first got exposed to Progressive teachings in the late '50s and early '60s are now adults, and in the political ranks. Do we expect to change the minds of men and women in their 50's and 60's who have spent their entire lives not only believing lies, but in some cases devoting their life's work to these lies? It isn't possible.

Our only hope is to rescue the next generation. It may already be far to late for the majority of kids who have graduated or dropped out of high school. They have never been taught the meaning or value of the Constitution. They have never been taught the truth on our founding fathers, their beliefs, and what drove them to do what they did. Our children are even being taught that the founders of our nation were terrorists. Nor were these children ever taught critical thinking skills, as that would undermine the whole system of propaganda they are expected to believe.

I'm barely scratching the surface, but it is imperative that

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Most Disastrous Disconnect

Today we are facing a disaster that hides in plain sight. Nearly 60% of eligible voters stayed home last November. We can only speculate as to their reasoning but if their frustrations are anything similar to my own, there just wasn't a choice last November You voted for either a slow boat to China, or a speed boat. Or if your like myself and wasn't going to play the system, you voted for someone you actually agreed with, but had no hope of even leaving the dock.

What we have then is a government that is representative of only 40% of the population. A minority. This minority control leads to further disenfranchisement by those of us who actually care and want to see a change, and those of us who are so disgusted we have given up on the system.

This message is for every one, disgusted, frustrated, infuriated, or enthralled. Regardless of your voting status last November, you can influence this government, however FUBARed it may be. The way you go about this is to let your congressmen know how you want them to act on issues that matter to you.

For all the people who vote, only a handful ever contact their state and federal public servants. So few people contact them that if a public official gets 50, only 50 e-mails on a particular subject, it is considered

Friday, February 15, 2013

Principles of Proper Taxation

Taxes are a must. Civilization demands government, and government can't function without an income, and that income must either be gifted or compulsory. No one gives government anything willingly so it must therefor be compulsory.

This does not justify all taxation. The principles that govern proper taxation are not void of justice. They are clear, simple and few. 1) Taxes must come from expenditures and acquisitions never creations and possessions. 2) Taxes must be apportioned equally to the individuals and entities involved. 3) Taxes must be single digit percentages.

1) Taxes must come from expenditures and acquisitions never creations and possessions. Taking from the creators will destroy the economy, and taxing continued possession of property and real estate destroys the wealth of individuals. Taxes necessarily discourage the actions they are imposed upon. When imposed upon inaction, they rot the core of financial independence for the masses.

2) Taxes must be apportioned equally to the individuals and entities involved. Removing more money from one person than another for the same action allows a government to single out individuals and individual people groups and entities for destruction. Taking a greater percentage from one than another for any and all reasons is the first step down the road to a tyrannical taxation system.

3) Taxes must be single digit percentages. The larger the tax percentage the fewer the taxable transactions. Greater quantities of transactions allow the economy to grow, and each transaction yields a piece of revenue for government. Thus it stands to reason that the smaller the tax the better for all. The tax cannot be 0% as this would yield no income, and conversely 100% would yield income for only a moment, before collapsing the economy. The sliding scale would indicate that the revenue is greatest in the present when taxes are slightly less than 20%, yet the greatest growth in the economy would still occur at 0% tax. A growing economy will over time yield greater income than a tax imposed at 18-19% for the highest yield upon the current economy. Thus by halving the highest yielding tax rate we promote the greatest possible compromise between current tax revenue and future expansion of the economy and subsequent revenues. Thus 9% should be the maximum tax imposed upon free peoples.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vote Your Values, not Your Chances

Year after year nothing changes. The same people, and the same type of people are elected. We complain, we protest, and then we reelect them. Why? Cause we gotta win of course!

And that's the problem. As counteractive as this may be, if you want to change the government you have to stop voting for who you think can win, and instead vote your values.

Yup, your guy probably won't win, at least not until we get more people to understand this. But you won't be contributing to the problem.

They, the Republicans and the Democrats, are perfectly happy to maintain status quo while getting us to be split along party lines and keep voting for our color instead of for who really matches our values.

To put it another way, there will be no change until the people stop voting for the top red or blue candidate, and start voting for the man or woman that best reflects the values and principles of the voter, regardless of the letter in front of the name, the animal on the pin, or color on the chart.

When we vote our values we win. If we treat voting like gambling, then just like in Vegas, the Houses will win, the white one, and both chambers in congress.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Burning the Constitution, Article 1, Section 8

Article I
Section 8
1:  The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

 The 16th amendment modified this clause, allowing taxation to be dis-proportioned. Again, the Congress has stepped beyond it's bounds by allowing the IRS to be it's tax collector. The intent wasn't to have another government agency to go collect taxes. The government of the United States wasn't supposed to have a tax code that was thousands of pages long.

2:  To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

Wow have they taken liberty with that one.
3:  To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
4:  To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
5:  To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

Can you say "Federal Reserve?" For those who don't know, the Federal Reserve is a NON government agency, that is OWNED by various BANKS and FOREIGN governments (via investing in it and lending to it) prints our money and determines it's value.

6:  To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
7:  To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

Note that it doesn't say "to deliver the postage." The government wasn't supposed to be involved with business. Here the intent was to use the resources of the government to expand and protect the citizens rights to to communicate with each other. It also greatly improves your ability do defend the country if you can communicate freely and easily. So they are supposed to make roads for whomever it is that does deliver the mail, and establish the offices from which the mail can be sent, ensuring that a monopoly on such a valuable commodity WOULDN'T occur with private business. But instead they decided to just go and monopolize the mail system any way, and lose money on it every year.

8:  To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
9:  To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
10:  To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;
11:  To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

 Where do I start? The President has been making war on his own since Bush #1, arguably earlier. The Congress has also handed the President the power to do as he pleases with "enemy combatants" in at least three bills I know of, the last of which was the "Defense Appropriations" bill from last year.

12:  To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
13:  To provide and maintain a Navy;
14:  To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
15:  To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
16:  To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

No, we are not supposed to have a standing army, that's how you get in trouble eventually. Tyrants, and dictators just love standing armies. WE are supposed to be the standing army, and Congress is supposed to provide us weapons. However it is the States that are to determine the officers and the specifics of the training. Again the founders were damn clever. They intended for Congress to fund the States militias, insuring the States retained their limited sovereignty and power.

Some argue that a standing army is a must in modern times, and that little old Americans can't repel or even dissuade a foreign invader. They are sorely mistaken. Japan refused to invade because we would have "a rifle behind every blade of grass" and the Soviet Union decided that if they had to invade, go through Alaska, cause there is no one there. They also noted to avoid Texas at all costs, cause they have lots of guns. Yes, regular old people with good military equipment can scare the pants off of foreign invaders. There is no reason to be have a standing army. A Navy, now that's different. A navy allows you to project your power, and defend your shores. It's critical to a free people. I would argue so is an air force today.
17:  To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;

People were not supposed to live in D.C. Hence there is no provision for their representation. Ten square miles is a decent sized lot, but small enough to walk from one side to the other in an hour or so. It is more than enough space for all the essential buildings, but nor large enough to establish a town. But the D.C. of today is nearly 70 square miles! And it has a mayor! Clear violations of this clause.

18:  To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

Monday, February 11, 2013

We Already Have to Much Gun Control

Source: How Stuff Works
The purpose of having guns in the first place is security against enemies, both foreign and domestic. I've heard from more than one person that an armed rebellion for the purpose of saving, or restoring a proper constitutional governance would stand no chance against the United States Military. That right there should convince you that we have far to much "gun control" already.

It's a common misconception that being prepared for conflict is to be in favor of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth. No one wants any armed conflict to break out. No one sane anyway. Yet it's pretty obvious our government is flexing it's tyrannical muscle, and that never ends well. History is full of warnings, and dead civilians, from governments deciding they rule and we grovel. Being prepared for such eventualities is no different than preparing for a break in (of your house). You don't want it, but you damn sure are going to be prepared for it.

The best way to go about that is to make sure the government is intimidated by the people, not the other way round. You do that by getting as many good quality high powered arms in the hands of as many citizens as possible, with more than enough ammo for all. If the weapons we are "allowed" to possess are so militarily insufficient that our government doesn't see us as an obstacle to power, then what's to stop them if they decided to go all Mao Zedong on us? And what's to stop another country, say China, from deciding that if they get past our navy, the "endless waves of grain" looks mighty tasty?

Maintaining a well armed populace,  keeps the tyrants at bay, both the elected and invading varieties (a good number of tyrants are elected initially). Plus it irritates the hell out of cowards, which is always a plus.

If we the people have big enough guns, and a big enough vote, then they they government will be more inclined to leave us alone. And that is a successful republic.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Why Privacy Matters

What is the danger in the government knowing everything? Listening in on everything? Tracking everything you do, and every place you go, and establishing a network of ever person you know? Your not doing anything wrong after all. You've got nothing to hide. So why should you be concerned?

Well, your not doing anything wrong by your perspective. Information is power, and if those with the information don't like what they see, you could be in for a lot of trouble. Here is some of what they already know about you:
  • E-mail, all of it ever sent, or received, regardless if you delete it or not
  • Chat, every word every typed into any chat application
  • Twitter, all of it
  • Facebook, every post, picture, and everything you deleted that you hope no one noticed
  • Flicker, all of it, again including the stuff you posted, then removed
  • Text records, every text sent or received, including the ones your wife/girlfriend sent you
  • Phone records, every call, recorded, not just who calls who, but what is said is recorded
  • Internet traffic, everything you do online is recorded
  • Every search is recorded, and attached to you to build a profile of you to predict your actions
  • Your daily routine, when does your computer connect to the internet, when does it disconnect
Even the traffic cameras on the roads leave a record of every car that passes by them. Walk into a store, your on camera. Buy anything with a credit card or check, it's recorded. If you use cash but have to show your ID, your probably recorded.

They know what car you drive, where you work, and the cameras tell them where you go. How often you fill your gas tank (credit card records) gives them a very accurate pattern of your movements and a good guess of how far you move outside of where cameras are placed.Your entire life is compiled in real time as it happens. They know you and your history far better than you do.

The NSA has all this stuff, right now, they have been recording it for years. They have recorded so much information on American citizens thanks to the Patriot Act they have to build a MASSIVE storage facility to house all the servers they need to hold information they are still collecting on us.

"So what?" you say? Well lets say that you disagree with what the current administration is doing. I'm not talking about Obama here. I'm talking about in general, with any president. You don't like him. You post funny things about him on your facebook.  Or you chat and e-mail your friends about how much you hate his policies and what he's doing to the country. How you can't wait for November so he can get voted out.

One of your comments gets flagged at the NSA. Why? Why me, I'm not doing anything wrong at all. Wrong by who's count? Yours or theirs? You don't know what they are profiling. You don't know what things get flagged, and why other things are ignored. We don't know how it's determined. So can you really say you haven't done anything that the NSA thinks is wrong? No you can't. This is why privacy matters.

If you've ever wondered how innocent Americans end up on the "No Fly" list, now you know. Feinstein wants a bill that would, if not implement, augment a "No Buy" list for guns. How many other lists are going to be made? You want to be on one? There no way to get off of them, as the NSA operates above the law. Lists are the first step on the road to death camps. That's not exaggeration, it's what history shows happens if this continues unchecked. This is why privacy matters.

What if you get flagged? Now you're on the "No Fly" list. They raid your house one day while your at work. Oh they can. And they don't need a search warrent. Not under the Patriot act. You just come home to a house in shambles with an official notice slapped on your door. This is why privacy matters.

Right now, they are making lists. But what's next? We know what happens. Nazi Germany stands as a warning in history. Communist Russia stands as a warning in history. Communist China also stands as a warning in history. Breach of privacy leads to lists, lists leads to restrictions, restrictions leads to incarcerations, which then escalate into concentration camps of "dissidents."

Information is power. Keeping the information of your life private keeps you in control of this power. Allowing this privacy to be breached gives the power over to the government. Power corrupts, and the more information the government collects, the more power they have and the more corrupt they become. This is why privacy matters. In short, a private society, is a free society.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Burning the Constitution, Article1, Sections 1-7

Source: Conservative Action Alerts
In this series I intend to highlight the common practices of our government which we have come to accept as normal that are flagrantly unconstitutional. I will start at the beginning, and go to the end. Italicized text is quoted from the Constitution, and will have what appears to be spelling errors and odd capitalization because the language has evolved since that time period. Red text will highlight some of the violations we have come to accept as routine for the previously quoted sections or amendments.

Article I

Section 1
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

The legislature has granted their power to both the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies. This clause states specifically that ALL legislative powers are vested in Congress. It does not grant them the power to transfer this responsibility. The purpose of vesting all legislative powers within the legislature of the United States is to ensure that laws come from elected officials, not appointed bureaucrats with no accountability. Neither was there the intent for the president to dictate law like a king via Executive Orders, and create regulatory agencies himself.

Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5, amazingly are not routinely broken so far as I'm currently aware.

Section 6
1:  The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States.6   They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
2:  No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.

Crimes that would have any of us in jail with multiple felonies are routinely overlooked for the privileged legislators. Insider trading, bribery, prostitution, etc. Nearly all of them have broken their oath, and potentially committed treason by voting for various legislative acts that violate the Constitution. The Patriot Act, Affordable Healthcare Act, and Defense Authorization Act being three examples.

Section 7 is followed to a reasonable extent, as it deals more with procedure more than power.

Keep an eye out for more posts in this series, and if you have any routine violations you want included, post them in the comments with a source, and I'll consider them.

Friday, February 1, 2013

What is Gun Restriction Really About?

What is this gun debate really about? Is it really to save the children? Is it really to save lives? If the people trying to pass legislation that would restrict gun ownership in the name of saving lives really wanted to actually save lives, wouldn't you expect them to first go after the things taking the most lives? I would, why waste the majority of your efforts on something that doesn't cause the majority of deaths? So for the effort we are seeing placed on gun restrictions you would expect death from guns, especially for children, to be the number one killer in this country wouldn't you?

So let's see what the major killers are, in order from most to least deaths. Source: CDC
  • Heart disease: 597,689
  • Cancer: 574,743
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 138,080
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 129,476
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 120,859
  • Alzheimer's disease: 83,494
  • Diabetes: 69,071
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,476
  • Influenza and Pneumonia: 50,097
  • Intentional self-harm (suicide): 38,364
Gun violence doesn't even make it into the top ten. According to this PDF where the list is extended on page 19, we find that all the way at the bottom, number fifteen, is death by Pneumonitus, which I've never heard of and had to look up. It's lung inflammation near as I can tell (thanks Wikipedia). The chart lists fatalities in 2010 as 5.5 per 100,000 people, which over a population of 310 million is 17,500 deaths from Pneumonitus. Gun fatalities don't make it into the top fifteen things most likely to kill you.

Now most of the things up there are diseases, and I can see the argument now, something like this: "It's not always possible to stop diseases and we do devote tremendous resources into stopping those diseases. We need to focus on other things that we can control to reduce unnecessary deaths." I concede the point, so what up there can we influence more? The only one on the list that fits this criteria is accidents.
Back to the CDC's website (got to love a website dedicated to keeping track of how people die right?) and we find this:

All unintentional injury deaths

  • Number of deaths: 120,859
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 39.1
  • Cause of death rank: 5

Unintentional fall deaths

  • Number of deaths: 26,009
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 8.4

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

  • Number of deaths: 33,687
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.9

Unintentional poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 33,041
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7
Gun accidents don't even make it onto this list. which compiles government statistics says that 0.6% of all accidental deaths are firearm related, which comes out to approximately 700 or so in any given year. Clearly the NRA, GOA, and various other firearms educators have done an excellent job with hunter safety courses and general firearms safety courses.

And that brings me to a critical fact. Education, not regulation, is the key to fixing problems related to accidents. 33,000 people die every year on the road. How many could be saved if "Drivers Ed" actually taught you how to drive, that is, taught you how to regain control of a vehicle, how to drive in inclement weather, and how to take evasive action, etc etc. How many lives could be saved? Is this not a much better use of our time and effort than restricting the rights of citizens in a twisted attempt to stop criminals who don't obey the law to begin with? More on that later.

So with all the people up in arms (pun intended) over gun violence because of a recent tragic event, where does gun violence come in? Well according to the CDC again:

Firearm homicides

  • Number of deaths: 11,078
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.6
Notice something important?  When a firearm is used, it's used intentionally, which means, very likely, that if a firearm wasn't available the crime would be committed any way, in another fashion. It's ironic that in China, right around the same time period as Sandy Hook, a mad man slashed a bunch of students with a knife. You can't stop criminals from doing what criminals do.

Chicago is a poster child for this concept: gun regulation doesn't prevent gun violence, it exacerbates it. They had 500 murders in 2012, yet it's illegal to own, carry, buy, sell, transport, and maybe even look at a gun of any type in that city. Only this past week, a girl who had performed at Obama's inauguration was killed in Chicago. Shot dead while sheltering from the rain with friends. In January 2013, yes last month as of today, they had 40 murders. Regulation isn't solving the problem.

Yet look at Houston, Texas. Another prosperous city, but few restrictions on guns. They had 216 murders last year, one of the lowest in the nation for large cities. The gun laws aren't stopping any one from killing in Chicago, yet in Houston, you have the option of carrying a gun to defend yourself and the number of murders is less than half of Chicago's.

Don't forget that many murders are criminal on criminal. As a law abiding citizen, if you can carry a gun, you're all the safer as you are more likely to encounter rapists and robbers than some one who's direct intent is killing you. reports that citizens draw their guns to defend themselves, others, or property nearly 2.5 million times a year. That 2.5 million crimes that DON'T happen because of law abiding heat packers.

What Adam Lanza did was a terrible thing, but regulations will not stop a mad man. Criminals don't follow the law. They can get illegal guns when citizens can't get legal ones. He stole legally owned weapons from his mother, and killed her for them. These are not the actions of a normal person that takes right and wrong into consideration, these are the actions of some one who is deeply disturbed or very removed from reality. The criminals will always have guns, one way or another. It remains to be seen if the People will as well.

Putting signs up advertising the places where guns are illegal is also the dumbest thing I can possibly think of doing. Actually no, making public places where it's illegal to carry weapons is the dumbest thing ever, advertising these places is the second.

We are literally advertising to criminals where the best places to commit crimes are. All they have to do is look for this sign and they know it's theirs to do as they please.

Oh, and the guns that Lanza stole, they all complied with the "Assault Weapons Ban" in Connecticut. The guns were legal, the mags were all 10 round mags. Clearly the proposed laws would have done NOTHING to stop this maniac. You know what would though? A teacher with a gun. If you wouldn't trust a teacher with a gun to protect your child, why would you dare let them teach your child in the first place?

No this isn't about saving lives. I wish it were, then we could argue our case and make our points and win arguments, and get common sense deregulation implemented. No, this is about control, and that's why we can't get our point across because those seeking regulations have an agenda.

Gun regulations won't save any more lives, they will undoubtedly result in more deaths as more citizens will be disarmed, and the government knows this, THEY ARE THE ONES WHO DID THE STATISTICAL ANALYSES THAT PROVES THIS!

Our government, as I've said before in previous posts, is waxing tyrannical, and tyrants hate to be challenged. An unarmed population is no threat to tyranny, and they wish to disarm us by any means necessary. I urge you to contact your senators and your reps, both in the state and federal legislative branches. Let them know, not only do you want them to oppose all measures that would further restrict our ability to acquire weaponry, but warn them that if they don't you will actively work against them when they come up for reelection. Feinstein’s bill has been submitted. It must be opposed.

Don't let universal background checks fool you either. They want to use those to make a "No Buy" list just like the mysterious "No Fly" list. No one will know what triggers you being put on the list, but once your on, there is no way to get off. You just lose your rights, that easily.

Recording sales is Step 1, registration and/or restriction is Step 2, confiscation is Step 3. We are at Step 2, and we best get a move on because if we lose to Step 2, there is no stopping Step 3

Don't let them win the argument with pleads to emotion. Get the facts, and set the record straight.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Yes, the Second Amendment is About Restricting Government

Credit to Tenth Amendment Center for this excellent article on the nature of the Second Amendment. Even if you think you understand the Bill of Rights, I encourage you to read this. It's a perspective even the advocates of our liberties miss.

The Second Amendment: Constitutional Right or a Governmental Wrong?

Monday, January 28, 2013

Lessons from History: Hyperinflation

Hyperinflation, what is it?

Well before the corruption of the 20th century, the gold standard for currency was GOLD. Quite literally gold, and silver was used as money, typically as a minted coin of some variety, usually with an ugly old rulers head stamped on it and a value assigned. The fact that you can't just make gold or silver out of thin air means it has intrinsic value, and thus the currency made from it retains a fairly stable value throughout most of history.

As time progressed though countries got a little more devious. They printed paper money in one form or another for centuries. The paper money was "backed" by gold. That is for every dollar in your pocket there was a dollar of gold some where in the treasury "backing up" that dollar. At least that's what they told you, and the world for that matter. For a long time you could exchange your gold backed dollar for a dollars worth of gold...or silver as the case may be.

Because you weren't holding actual gold, the value ratio between the paper money and the gold tended to slip, especially when banks got involved in providing loans to the governments who then printed gold-backed money to pay the interest on the loans. This process tended to drive the value of the currency down in relation to the gold it was backed by. This loss of value is called inflation, because you are inflating, that is increasing, the number of gold backed notes in relation to the amount of gold the country actually has in it's treasury.

The reason I call this devious is because history shows us that the printing of paper money backed by gold and redeamable for gold is the first step. The second is denying the exchanging of your precious metal backed currency for said precious metal.

What then? Well you have to continue to use the currency because about the same time they do this they also pass laws making it illegal to use anything but the paper money for currency. So even if you have gold, and your money is backed buy it, you can't buy anything with the gold itself, you would have to turn it in to some one and get cash for it.

Do you see what's happening here? Now the government and the banks are left holding all the precious metal, and you can't get it, even though they claim your money is backed by it. They have successfully stripped you of the real wealth behind your currency. You would have to spend your money to purchase gold, but then you couldn't use the gold to buy anything. Your trapped in the system.

Eventually the gold standard is done away with because the countries leaders (the banks, not the politicians, the banks ALWAYS run things if they are making loans to the country) get greedy and realize that if they can invent money out of thin air, they can make themselves rich beyond imagination. Thus "fiat" currency is born. This is step three, and is nothing more than the printing money and declaring it to be worth something. It's only backing is the trust in that particular countries market value and it's government's ability to pay interest on it's debt and pay off it's bonds.

That last part is important. Banks, and foreign governments tend to hold most of that debt and bondage, making them the ones getting rich off of the printing of money, not the country doing the printing. The politicians fall for this because it allows them to keep spending without restraint by allowing them to meet all their interest obligations.

This might seam pretty damn stupid, and something that can't last very long. If you thought that, your right.Sadly it's how most of the major powers in the world do things today, and it's why I, and many people believe we are in for a world of hurt.

You see, it's not like no one knows what happens when this is done. It's been done before, several times. Countries build debt, can't make payments, so they print money like crazy thinking the more money they print the more interest they can pay the banks, and thus keep borrowing and spending beyond their tax basis.

Germany tried this once, it led to the Nazi take over. At the time they were known as the Wiemar Republic, but here I will call them Germany, for continuities sake.

Germany in the 1920s was recovering from a major defeat (World War 1) and thus having to pay reparations to various countries. They also had internal political and military strife during this time as being the loser makes for a pretty rough political and social environment.

All of it had racked up some serious debt. This made the idea of printing more money very appealing, because of course, if you have more money you can pay off the debt right? That was their thinking any way.

So what happened? Well they turned on the printing presses, and German marks started pouring into the economy. For a short time it looked like their scheme might work as the amount of money they had vs their debt was growing. Then the bottom fell out.

You can keep this ruse going for a while, how long is dependent on how good your country is at tricking the rest of the world, and it’s own citizens into thinking everything is fine. Germany didn’t exactly have the world's favor at that time, and it didn’t take much for the rest of the world to realize printing a gazillion German marks didn't make them gazillionaires by any one else's standard but their own.

Having nothing to back up the quantity of money they were printing the value of each note plunged in buying power. This is hyperinflation. I'm not exagerating in this next statement. One month bread costs a normal amount, a few weeks later in Germany it cost thousands of marks, and then a month after that it cost BILLIONS of marks to buy a loaf of bread.

People went broke instantly. One week they were making a decent living, the next it took a whole weeks salary to buy food for one meal, and the next week you didn't have enough money to by anything.

The businesses of course try to keep paying you what they can so they can stay open, but inflation always outpaces the rise in income and in this environment of hyperinflation it was impossible to keep up. People got paid after each hour of work, and would rush out to buy something, anything before the prices went up farther.

Eventually they were printing trillion mark notes. The foolishness of the German leaders was astounding. This is the environment that lead to the rise of the Nazis. They promised freedom from this madness.

So what does this have to do with the United States? Well we have what is known as the Federal Reserve. It is not part of the government, it is a terrible creation of foreign banks and our government that loans the US treasury dollars, and in return we pay them interest. The United States government owes them as of this writing $16.4 Trillion dollars, and as of November 2012 they started pumping $40 billion dollars a month into the economy through the banking system. Notice any similarities with Germany?

You remember how I stated that the amount of time a country can keep up the printing without suffering the consequences of hyper inflation is related to how well they can fool the rest of the world? Well the United States Dollar has been the worlds currency standard for decades. It's going to take time for that trust to be be broken, but even now many asian coutnries are turning to China's fiat currency as a backing instead of the dollar.

It's also going to take months, maybe years for all that money that is currently being printed to trickle it's way into the economy. But when it does, there is no escaping what will happen. How expensive will bread be this time around? What will rise from the ashes of United States, and the world? It won't be just us. The entire world is on this system. If we go down, most of it will go down with us. Europe is in the process of a similiar collapse right now. Spain and Greece have already fallen.

It's going to get bad, and the worst part about it is, everything is going to look normal until the day hyperinflation kicks in, and no one can be sure what day that is, only that it's damn near inevitable.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

How do I know my Rights?

What rights do you have? How do you know? These are not ethereal questions relegated to philosophy class. These are questions that must be answered by each of us. Let me show you how to easily determine what your rights are.
Follow me in this reasoning if you would: I'm alive. Do I have a right to this life I currently posses? Yes. Do I have any other rights because of my life? Yes, lets start with the most basic ones. If I have a right to my life it means I have the right to maintain my life. Thus because I need food and water and shelter and clothing, I have a right to these things because they preserve my life.

If I have a right to my life, and therefore the right to sustain my life, do I also have a right to my body? The obvious answer is yes, I have right to leave this world with all the pieces I came in with.

If I have a right to my life, and my body, what do I do if something threatens the integrity of my body,  my shelter, my food, my water, or my life directly? Do I have a right to eliminate the threat imposed on myself and/or those necessities that keep me alive?

Well do I? If I don't my life will end, or be severely compromised eventually leading to my demise. If I don't have the right to defend these things then what does the "right" to these things mean?

Without the right to defense, all of these things which we clearly have a right to are meaningless. Thus, yes I do have a right to eliminate a threat to my life, body and necessities.

How is that done? How do I defend myself? The answer changes throughout history, but the answer can be summed up as: matching and preferably exceeding the force of the threat so as to stop and eliminate it.

In the past this would have meant a club, or a dagger maybe. Later a bronze sword, maybe a sickle. Later still an iron, then a steel sword, then a bow, crossbow, and then various primitive firearms. Each weapon becomes obsolete as technology advances. If a thief jumped you with a dagger and you drew a flintlock pistol you properly preserved yourself and your possessions by exceeding the force of the threat. If the thief had jumped you with a flintlock pistol you would have only matched the force, and may not live to tell about it.

Thus your right to defense extends, not to any specific object, but to the pinnacle of defensive weaponry of the day. If you don't have access to such weaponry, you risk becoming a victim from some one who does have access.

By this reasoning then, I have a right, as a living being, to defend my life, all that it encompasses, and that which is necessary to sustain it with the best weaponry of my day so that I can achieve parody with, or preferably exceed the force of my attacker, regardless of who or what my attacker may be.

If I don't have this right, if I am to stay limited in my defense by artificial laws imposed upon me by another, what does that mean? If I don't have a right to the best technology of the day for my defense, doesn't  that put the threats to my life and necessities at an advantage? And since the threats now have preferential treatment, what does that say of my life? The threats to my life are not bound by the laws of man, if they were, then the laws of men would eliminate them.

The answer is my life is reduced in value if I am denied the ability to defend myself with the best weapons of my day.

By this reasoning, any one who imposes laws upon me that reduce my ability to defend myself are devaluing my life, and putting it at risk, and thus are a threat themselves.

What rights then do I have to protect myself against those who can make laws that can harm me? Obviously I would need a way to defend myself from them, yet force is the last method one should seek with authority. Thus I must obviously have the right to speak out, so that my complaints can be heard and others can know my plight. I would also have the right to assemble with others who share in my complaint, or cause for standing up to authority alone is almost always futile.

But authority despises any insolence, however peaceable it may be, and would desire to shutdown any attempt to influence the people to change it's rule. Thus I would also have a right to privacy, which would preclude the powers that be from monitoring my actions taken in the privacy of homes and gatherings.

You see, our rights all derive from one simple aspect: our life. Our rights exist to preserve our life, and expand it's vitality and quality. Every freedom which neither steels from another nor harms their person is validated by this truth: all life seeks not to survive but to thrive.

When you realize that what is true of the rights of one, is true of all mankind, then you realize that these rights benefit society as a whole, each person thriving to the best of their ability. It is a standard rarely met in this world, yet in nature it is clear to see that every creature strives for it none the less, and those societies who permit the most freedom while still retaining the ability to punish crimes against others are the most prosperous.

Thus your rights can be summarized in one statement:

Because I am alive I have a right to my life and all it encompasses and to all means of preserving all that I am and have attained, without infringing upon the same of any other except through preservation of my and my own.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Did She do the Right Thing?

It was the worst day of her life. She stood there shaking, the children were screaming. There was blood on the wall, on the floor, and on some of the desks. Her ears were ringing and the smell of gun powder had just reached her nose.

There was no more movement, he was dead. Just a kid? He looked like he was barely 20. She was still death gripping her FN7, unable to relax, unable to set it down. But then she had to, she had to attend to the children. Slowly she holstered the pistol and arranged her cloths so it was hidden once again. She kept looking at the body, expecting it to come back to life. Had she just killed some one?

She couldn't think about that right now. She gathered the children, still crying, and ushered them out the door and outside with the rest of the teachers and students. They were all cowering in the far corner of the parking lot unsure of what to do.

What could they do? Body armor was banned under federal law now, even though the expensive stuff could stop rifle rounds. All of them. Yet banned it is, as are many once common rifles and pistols.

And of course it’s illegal to bring any loaded gun onto school property. And that’s why she was terrified. She had broken the law. Well she had been doing it for ten years, was it ten? It would be by the end of this school year. Ten years she has carried that gun into the school, unbeknownst to any one save her husband. She did it as a matter of conscience, how could she not? No one else was even lifting a finger to provide safety to the children. All congress did was ban more weapons, ban body armor and extend the distance around schools to which it was illegal to possess a loaded firearm. None of it stopped this kid.

She had gotten her pistol before the ban, 4 years before. Thank God she did. She chose the FN7 because it was the only pistol ever offered that had the potential to penetrate regular body armor, the cheaper stuff, and nearly every school shooting that had occurred since the advent of video games involved body armor. She couldn't buy the ammo for it anymore, so the few rounds she had in the magazine and at home is all she will ever have. At least it was the good stuff, expensive, but effective. Three shots, just like she had practiced, and he was down.

She hung her head, everyone was probably assuming in shock, but she felt guilt, terrible guilt and fear. Her heart started racing again when she heard sirens. She had saved lives. Yes some students had died, none of hers though. None of hers. Yet would anyone care? Would she still go to jail? Would her daughter grow up without a mommy because she dared to do the right thing? It was a felony to have a loaded gun within a mile of the school? “A mile?” she though, trying to distract herself “A one mile zone where every one knows that no one can defend themselves  At least I proved this kids assumption wrong."

The police split, up several officers running into the school, and the others running over to the students and teachers. They did their best to calm every one down, but it was an act in futility.

It didn't take long for the officers to come walking back out of the school looking puzzled. They beckoned the other officers over, and huddled for a minute. She couldn't hear what they were saying. Her heart was pounding. Then one stepped forward and said: “The shooter is dead, looks like someone inside the class room shot him. Did anyone see what happened? We need to know where the second shooter went; he is most likely as heavily armed as this guy was. Did anyone see anything at all that they can explain clearly?

She stood there trembling, and slowly raised her hand. She did the right thing, she'll have to suffer the consequences, whatever they end up being, but she did the right thing...didn't she?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Message for Our Time

What if there was a place where the leader of the country could have you arrested, with no evidence of any wrong doing, deny you a trial, access to a lawyer, and let you rot in prison, forgotten, until you died; would you want to live there?

What if in this same place, the police could write their own warrants to search and take from you whatever they pleased? Not only that but if you told any one, even your lawyer about the warrant, the police could arrest you, just for telling some one else, even your lawyer. Would you live there? Would you even dare visit?

What if these same police could imprison you, simply because what you claim happened and what they believe happened differ slightly? How safe would you feel on vacation there?

What if, in this hypothetical place, the leader issued orders as he pleased while the legislature was completely impotent in restricting the leader and holding him to the laws of the land? Sound like a place to risk even flying over?

What if this corrupt government was spending its country into bankruptcy? What if in that country unemployment was over 9%? On top of that the legislature and the leader made special deals for their friends in business while passing laws that hurt their competitors? Would you dare invest in any corporation within their borders?

What if this country fought endless wars, invaded small nations as it pleased, and funded terrorist organizations when they served it's purposes, all the while railing against such organizations in the state controlled press? Would you believe anything this countries government or it's media said? Would you want them to be an ally of your country?

What if this government was spying on it's citizens, and arresting some of those who speak out against these things, sending them to psych wards where they have mind destroying drugs forced upon them? Would you support political pressure from your country to get this behavior to stop?

Does this sound like a 3rd world dictatorship? Or maybe a communist empire on the rise?

What would you do if I told you, you live here already? That everything described here is happening, right now, in the United States? Would you believe me? I hope you would because it's all very true.

We are not fighting the slow onset of tyranny or minor players in an 8 year game of change-the-leader. Tyranny is here, and we must beat it back into the pit of hell before it becomes despotic. It is not yet despotic, political strategies are still possible if the force of the people is behind them.

But it must be said, that if we lose the right to bear arms, arms of military capacity that could hold back the attempts of a military dictatorship to take root, then we will, in our lifetime see the United states decay into the turmoil and terror that is brought by such dictatorships throughout history.

Do not mistake these warnings as a call to arms, nor as a condemnation of the current regime. This is a fight for the minds of the people, and we the people are solely and completely to blame for these events. We fixed upon our shoulders the burden of governance at the founding of this nation, yet as time has passed we have cast aside this responsibility for the promise of security and free money.

Nothing is free in this world, and those who have within their grasp the ability to provide you everything can also take it away. We have done a terrible thing, generation after generation, allowing our freedoms to slowly erode, believing the lies of those in power promising us more security for every piece of freedom we relinquish.

We are solely responsible for the problems I point to in our country. If we wish to fix them we must start by blaming no one but ourselves. The key to freedom is the responsibility of the individual. The individual must take it upon himself to be as he wishes his country to be.

We have been the frog in the pot, slowly brought to boil. Each generation, slowly purged of it's freedoms in the name of safety and security. Slowly a distrust is raised among us. We want restrictions of every kind. Why? Because some one some where abused a freedom, and someone else was hurt because of it.

What fools we have been! How can we be this blind? In every group of people of any appreciable size there will be those who abuse their freedom at the expense of others. This can never be stopped, it can only be dealt with when it happens.

Yet instead of dealing with derelicts of society and moving on, we create spectacles of them. This spectacle drives up fear, fear of suffering the fate of the victim's. In our panic we lose trust of our neighbors. We demand their rights be reduced in a futile effort to protect ourselves from the scarcest of foes. All the while we are blind to the obvious reality that the reduction of my neighbors rights is a reduction of my own.

Piece by piece we demand our government take our liberties for the promise of safety, a safety that no man can ensure. Do not seek what you cannot have, and what no man can give you. Yet secure safety, not from the hazards of life, but from the greatest destroyer devised by man: government.

The blueprint to this freedom has already been created within the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the United States. Read these documents, and understand them. Then hold your servants in government to these laws.

And yes, they are your servants, treat them as such. The government of the United States and all it's subdivisions are representative in nature. We elect those who serve us in government. For far to long we have given them far to much leash and have been brain washed into believing that nothing will change.

Our conviction is self fulfilling. If we believe nothing will change, than it never will, for our voting will never change. And do we ever contact those we elect when matters of importance arise within their jurisdiction? Conversely, if we commit to changing the outcomes of decisions of those who we have let dominate us instead of serve us, we will have change. Not instantly, and not with grand victories. It has been a long time in heating the pot, and it will be a long time in cooling it down.

Take it upon yourself to learn what matters to you and make your public servants aware of your desires. This is how we will win, if we have the desire to do so: by each man taking the responsibility of governance upon himself.