Saturday, December 27, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Until near or past the coming of the Fat Man, take care and have a Merry Christmas.
Image from Here
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Great book with a creative prophetic twist to it. I found it to be extremely well written, and did a phenomenal job of skirting around unnecessary, sometimes graphic, details that would not have advanced the story. I had a great opportunity to purchase my copy from the author himself at a local gun show. It should also be noted that Mr. "Boston T. Party" was also there selling his full line, including "Molon Labe." Both of these books are well written stories about resistance against despotism. Pick them BOTH up now if you have not read them yet. It truly was a pleasure to spend a minute with some people who write better than I could hope to.
Great writing guys, soon I will add "Absolved" and have the trifecta of incriminating fiction in my bookcase. Heaven help me if the ban my books and my guns.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
This is no small thing, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. I have studied history for years and I cannot recall it ever happening. It may be that our task is impossible. Yet, if we do not try then how will we know it can't be done? And if we do not try, it most certainly won't be done. The Founders' Republic, and the larger war for western civilization, will be lost.But I tell you this: We will not go gently into that bloody collectivist good night. Indeed, we will make with our defiance such a sound as ALL history from that day forward will be forced to note, even if they despise us in the writing of it.And when we are gone, the scattered, free survivors hiding in the ruins of our once-great republic will sing of our deeds in forbidden songs, tending the flickering flame of individual liberty until it bursts forth again, as it must, generations later. We will live forever, like the Spartans at Thermopylae, in sacred memory.--
Mike Vanderboegh, The Lessons of Mumbai:Death Cults, the "Socialism of Imbeciles" and Refusing to Submit, 1 December 2008
While posts are the main reason I "surf" around the blogs, I find extremly good writings in sidebars and profiles. Above is quoted in full from here
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I have covered what "I Believe", now I will try to explain some of why.
I am a "student" of history, maybe a "fan" would be a better term. Growing up I watched the sacrifice of a single mother and felt the sting of an absentee father, watched the "growth"of the 80's, and the progression of modern politics. Nixon was President the day I was born. Soon to follow were Ford, Carter, Reagan, H.W. Bush, Clinton, W. Bush, and now Obama. I loved education, it was breath to my mind. History and mathematics were the subjects I looked forward to the most. This put me on a path to meet many great teachers, in particular "history" teachers. I wanted to become a teacher, until I "worked" in a school. I saw first hand the bias and absurdity that can be fostered in the public school system. It was at that point I started aggressive "self-education." There have been many lessons learned the hard way, and many learned the wrong way. Here in my mid thirties I have found that breath again. Striving to learn about how history applies to today. As I discover and attempt to understand the writings of Mises (Rothbard in particular), the Cato Institute, more books these past 24 months then I care to write, conversations with friends, blogging from:
-And Many More (Dailies listed on blogroll)
I feel that breath building in me again. For that I say thank you all who read this, and all who write so I can read. That breath is giving me a vigor to educate my children, and having this support for that is indispensable. Seeing the equation of liberty for the individual, equaling success for the community. I am finding my way again, and in what I believe is a positive manner. Our world is constantly changing, and I know "we can never go back." However we can move forward, and remain true to parts of the past we admire, improving the areas we do not. As we look to "the coming" storm (?) look to your friends, build a network. Start building a "community" and the bigger picture should start to develop. I personally feel that all laws I have not expressly agreed to do not apply to me, save the "golden rule." I will choose day by day what to follow, and what to ignore. But will always believe what I believe.
pro libertate eos occubuisse,
Thursday, November 13, 2008
****** Area *** **** Journal
I really wish this would have been presented in time for me to at least respond to some of your concerns. I am a local resident trying to start a business and provide a service for the community in which I live, nothing more. Without advertising that will be an even tougher accomplishment. I would like to cover a few things upfront:
- I chose a business name that was not hiding the products I sell
- I am approved and licensed by the County, State and Federal Governments to sell and transfer firearms. This is an official “business” not a hobby or personal collection, and is regulated as such with full over sight and approval of the BATFE, and PCSO.
- I rely as much on the First Amendment as you do to make my livelihood. I do that by promoting the Second.
- I fully comply with all regulations and laws in the transactions; I even made sure that was noted on the proposed add.
- “Many newspapers do not advertise for guns”- This is in reference to “classified ads” whose private sales are regulated by very different laws from city to city and state to state. Most newspapers I know of regularly take ads from “Cabelas, Bass Pro Shops, and Big 5 Sporting Goods.” All which advertise sell and market firearms and shooting supplies.
- I feel very disappointed that I have lost an entire month of available advertising without any previous indication of a minuet problem in the past 2 plus weeks we have been discussing this.
Please keep me informed of any changes positive or negative to my current issue so I can at least try to consider my options.
I chose to leave the paper unnamed for now, giving them the chance to respond. I find this EXTREMELY poor taste for a "local" paper that relies on local businesses to shun me because I sell firearms. I live in a rural suburban area, complete with ranchers, cowboys and your average gun nut like myself. What really chaps me is that the was NO "concern" listed and no discussion over content of the add. I will post any replies that have have new information.
Friday, November 7, 2008
NO part of them should be used to restrict an individual. They are by design, to RESTRICT the governments they "empower."
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Ladies and gentlemen, keep your powder dry... You may need it.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Stumbled on his blog from the comments here
While he does not yet have a large number of postings I note 2 things:
1. Every blog has to start somewhere
2. This is the kinda cat that has life experience, and philosophy I could absorb like an fn'g sponge.
Check him out here
"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing." - Socrates - Greek philosopher in Athens (469 BC - 399 BC)
Thursday, October 30, 2008
I believe "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" is a natural right, and cannot be granted.
I believe taking anothers "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" should not be done through legislation of lifestyle, yet can be justified as a reaction to immediate threats.
I believe in all persons right to do what they want without causing harm to others.
I believe if you violate my rights, I can kill you.
I believe few are elite, and they do exist. That alone grants them nothing.
I believe in JUDGEMENT, act and you will be judged on your actions, nothing else.
I believe my children are the responsibility of my family alone, not the communities.
I believe there are some out to "control" others, and they must be fought.
I believe the States should govern themselves, and be accountable only to their citizens.
I believe the "federal government" should be nothing more then a mediator between the States.
I believe the current elections of regimes are rigged and a joke, we are granted the choice of paper or plastic, either way is an empty bag.
I believe one man can make a difference.
I believe the pen is only mighty when backed by swords.
I believe action is our payment for Liberty, and inaction is the price of yours.
I believe in the 3%.
I believe in you.
I hope I am right.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Read the whole post HERE
Vanderboegh strikes again with a clear warning.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
A Great slide show covering the "recent" developments of the economy.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
A free society guarantees freedom of movement and, above all, absolute
privacy. Moving our wealth in and out of the country would be of no concern to the
government. Complete privacy guarantees individual liberty. Our personal lifestyles,
as well as our religious lifestyles would be our business and ours alone. Instead of
the governments forcing contracts on us and breaking those they make with us, the
government would help enforce the contracts to which we voluntarily agree.
A free society offers the greatest chance for world peace. Free movement of
people, goods, and ideas across borders makes a lot more sense than the uncontrolled
sale and transfer of weapons across borders. A policy of neutrality and friendship to
all makes a lot more sense than subsidies to our sworn enemies and our rich allies.
Financing both sides of all the battles around the world, as we have been doing for
the past forty years, must come to an end.
Free markets, sound money, balanced budgets, no income tax, civil liberties,
and nonintervention in the internal affairs of other nations is the road to peace and
How can the American people reject it?
Freedom Under Siege – Ron Paul, 1988
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
The other day I had a moment with my son. Most today think that only the educated, politicians of our day under stand the "founding." Yet in the innocence of a 9 year old boy, Liberty was the ONLY thing he could comprehend. Freedom to breathe, freedom to choose, freedom to strike a deal based upon His will, not law. I hope I do not fail him and his brother, in leaving them with a place this is true. At least more true than the day I entered this world. They will be riflemen at a young age, may they never need to use that skill. They will be taught some lessons of Jefferson, Locke, Blackstone, King and others, may that knowledge never be tested. They will be shown that Liberty in any amount is worth fighting for, may they never have to fight for it.
"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." -The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
Saturday, October 11, 2008
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." - MLK
Content of Character... All four members of the 2 party candidate scheme (and even most if not all of the current "3rd" parties) have shown a drastic lack of content. I cannot and will not support them et al.
I understand those who still cling to the idea of a "lesser of two" evils, and voting that which is to them the lesser "evil." I simply cannot look at my self in the mirror if I was to betray my feelings and "agree" that McCain is the right man for the job. I take only my role as a father and husband more seriously than my role as an American, and it causes me physical pain to see my country hurting. Since I became of voting age the elections have been dubbed the "most important of our time" and the quality of politics has been shown to be the worst.
- 1992- Bush 41, Clinton, Perot= evil, lying, business tycoon. Each was only 2 out of 3 and that was enough?
- 1996- Clinton, Dole, 1/2 Perot= Lies, Lies, more Lies by persons now well entrenched in the career of politics. Was that enough?
- 2000- Gore and Bush 43= This was worse than watching a school student body election and debate cycle. Was that enough?
- September 11, 2001- Changed the face of the political spectrum for at least 1 generation, the following actions in Afghanistan and Iraq for maybe 2.
- 2004- Bush 43, Kerry= You have got to be kidding me, this is the best our country has to offer? Sadness starts to set in. Lesser of 2 brains seems to be the new context, the are both evil a naive. Almost enough yet?
- 2008- McCain, Obama, Barr- I cannot think of a single benefit for having either of these people as "my" president (de-emphasis intentional) and I have had enough.
While I am not ready to dictate the proverbial line in the sand, I am ready to withdraw my consent to be governed. I will choose my path day to day for now. I foresee a rough road a head for all Americans, and I do believe we can persevere. I do not believe we want to. Societies in America have become opposed and polarized on opposite sides of the coin, compromise has made us go backwards. Secession is a viable path to be looking at. The country was created by "consent" of the governed, it can be done again. If people agree with Obama let them have them, same for McCain. If others like a more libertarian, or even communist view there is room for them to. John Edwards said there are 2 Americas, he was almost right in context if not content. I say we go for 50 Americas. States United together in ideals of independence, free from federalist rule. But what do I know, I am just a carpenter who can't get a job swinging a hammer.
Friday, October 10, 2008
First there was the Terminator coming to reality, now we have to deal with the Apes?
What would Charlton Heston do?
People we need to pay attention to Sci-fi, seriously, we do.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
For those who don't know I have the trailer that summarizes the "end" in Terminator Time.
-Skynet, the evil computer based system that controls "the machines" through man made technology. That is in the franchise, however, that foundation became REAL thanks to AT&T. AT&T then sold Skynet to Loral. It's true, read it here
-Cyberdyne Systems built the technology that allows "the Machines" to simulate, infiltrate and Terminate humans. Good thing that was fake, but what is this? Holy crap, good thing that was only a "suit". However check out what using HAL (another creepy sci-fi reference) as a base some "college group" came up with.
Check out their "latest version"
At least they don't have balance or route options,
Ah crap, but that was on 4 legs, I dare them to try that with 2.
We're dead. F'n robots, we're going to die from f'n robots.
P.S. I needed a break from the real threats of the day. Not as threatening yet, still creepy though, we should keep an eye on it.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
As they began their journey to Idaho, Chief Joseph learned that a group of Nez Percé men, enraged at the loss of their homeland, had killed some white settlers in the Salmon River area. Fearing U.S. Army retaliation, the chief began a retreat. With 2,000 soldiers in pursuit, Chief Joseph led a band of about 700 Nez Percé Indians—fewer than 200 of whom were warriors, towards freedom—nearly reaching the Canadian border. For over three months, the Nez Percé had outmaneuvered and battled their pursuers traveling some 1,000 miles across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana.
By the time Chief Joseph surrendered, more than 200 of his followers had died. Although he had negotiated a safe return home for his people, the Nez Percé instead were taken to eastern Kansas and then to a reservation in Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). In 1879, Chief Joseph went to Washington, D.C., to meet with President Rutherford Hayes and plead the case of his people. Finally, in 1885, nine years before his death, Chief Joseph and his followers were allowed to return to a reservation in the Pacific Northwest—still far from their homeland in the Wallowa Valley.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Speech Before the Arizona Libertarian Party Convention
April 19, 1997
Well, I wrote that a year and a half ago, the book was published about six months ago, and now here we are, April 19, 1997. Is it time to "shoot the bastards" yet? This is a question a lot of us have been pondering.
We signed our oath, most of us, we signed our pledge not to initiate violence. We're the good guys. We know that. But I have heard so many people — good, responsible, ordinary people — talking about whether we might be reaching the time that we should "shoot the bastards".
I think one of the best comments on this came from Vin Suprynowicz, who interviewed me when the book was published. Actually, of all the things said in the interview Vin made the best comment; he said that we have reached the time when it is morally right to "shoot the bastards", but it is not yet practical to do so.
I do believe that a fight is inevitable, whether that's a fight in the streets or the trenches, or whether that is some sort of confrontation that may not involve arms but may nevertheless involve violence and head-to-head action. I think that's inevitable, and I think more and more people are coming to the conclusion that it is.
April 19th, as you all know, is a day in history when many people have taken up arms, when they have been forced to take up arms. Peaceable people in Lexington and Concord, desperate people in the Warsaw ghetto. Even when they had no hope, or little hope, they took up arms. But here we stand, and although a lot of us have arms with us, or not far from us, we're not ready to "take up arms" yet. But I hope we're preparing ourselves. I hope we're at least thinking about it. In the last year and a half, since I originally wrote those frustrated, angry words, things have gotten a hell of a lot worse. And it's almost scary how little the disaster that we're in the middle of has been acknowledged.
For instance, just four — I don't want to call them laws or acts of legislation — four abominations that Congress has come up with in the time since I originally wrote those words. We've got a federal database of all employed people, or, that is, all people who get conventional jobs. That's been done in the name of "tracking deadbeat dads". However, you might be a single mother with five kids you're taking good care of; you might be a single guy who never intends to get married. You're going in that database. Why? What does that have to do with "deadbeat dads"? I don't know. I can't figure it out. Along those same lines, we now have pilot projects being started, under which you cannot get a job unless your employer first gets permission from the Social Security Administration by scanning your card through a reader connected to a database in Washington, DC. Isn't that cute? Some Social Security bureaucrat decides whether or not you can ever get a job in this country.
We've also got a medical health care database that will be on line in about a year. This was part of the "moderate" Kennedy-Kassebaum health care act — you'll be pleased to know that this is "moderate". Everything about your medical history will go into this database, including speculation on the part of your doctor, who may observe that you're an "armed and dangerous wacko". He's not going to tell you that, but it goes in your records and goes in the database. (NOTE: Please see comment at the end of this transcript.)
The fourth one that is really for me the "line in the sand" issue is the national ID card that we have just begun to hear about in the last couple of months. Has everybody heard something about that? Well, for the few who haven't I'll just review quickly.
At the end of the 104th Congress there were about two paragraphs added into several hundred pages of legislation that requires that by October, 2000, all states will be issuing driver's licenses that you must have your Social Security card to get one, and they will have certain "security features". These are not defined in the law, but they may include: retinal scans; fingerprint scans; other data on your driving history, health history, criminal history, so on. (NOTE: The U.S. Secretary of Transportation is currently in the process of writing the regulation on this.)
And by October 2006, you will not be able to get any government service at any level without having one of these driver's licenses. You will not be able to get a passport. If your local utility company is the government you will not be able to get water to your house, or electricity to your house, and so on. My Christian friends, of course, are calling this the "Mark of the Beast", and I don't think they're wrong. I think they're right.
So those four things, among many, many others, have all been snuck in on us lately. But the reason I pick these four is something that a friend pointed out to me. This friend says, "These four are slave laws." Many other laws that have been imposed upon us recently are bad laws, but these are slave laws. They all enable the federal government to track its property — you, and you, and you, and me — its property.
They can monitor our health just the way that farmers monitor the health of their cattle. If they don't think we're being properly productive they can deny us the jobs, or they can make sure that we're in a job that they like. It's here, now, that we have to stop this. I hope we can stop it without violence, but we do HAVE to stop it.
What I'd like to focus on today are some things that I think we as individuals can do, and some of the things that I think that libertarian party organizations can, or perhaps should, do to prepare for the hard times that are going to come when the day arises that we say, "No! It stops here! It stops now!"
I wish for just this little moment that we were all a bunch of Marxists, or Democrats, or something, because then I could say, "Comrades! You must do this! Comrades! You shall do that!" But we're libertarians, and it's only, "Hey! You'll do what you want to do; I'll do what I want to do. You'll do what fits your personality; I'll do what fits my personality." And that is the way it has to be. That's our strength and our weakness.
But there are a couple of things that I would say that I think everybody here, and everybody who professes to be a libertarian should do. One is to get the income tax out of your own life, however you have to do it. Get it out! In every other presentation I've ever given before I've said, "Oh I understand that if you have a regular job, or if you have children, or if you have a lot of nice possessions it's riskier for you to do it. But I'm coming to the point where, I'm sorry, we can't feed the beast. We've got to stop feeding it. That's all there is to it. All of our great professions of principle in the world are nothing if we don't stop paying the ATF, paying the FBI, paying the IRS.
The other thing that I hope everyone will do is resist this national ID in some way or another. Refuse to get the driver's license, drive without it, whatever you have to do. Refuse to give the information, protest, scream, rescind your social security number, whatever.
Rescinding your social security number is another thing that I would have said a year ago, "OK, it's an option, but it's a grandstanding option. It's waving and saying, 'Hey, hey, I'm a troublemaker. Put me on a list.'" But I am going to be rescinding my social security number formally, writing to the Social Security Administration and saying, "Nope. Not my number, folks." It may be a grandstanding gesture, but that number is a slave's number, and I'm getting rid of it, pure and simple.
Now a lot of people — a lot of people here — are doing these things already. I know people right here in this group who haven't paid taxes in years. I know people in this group who don't have a driver's license, who have rescinded their social security numbers, or whatever, and I think that's great. In fact Rick White came up with a really good term the other day when we were talking. He talked about "individual secession" as a means of combating the government. We were talking about ways of avoiding violence, and he suggested "individual secession" as a means of accomplishing that. I think it's great, and I think we all need to do it.
But I also think that the result of quiet secession — of just quietly withdrawing your consent, your support, your participation in the system — the result of that is something like what happened in the Soviet Union. Eventually the system collapses, but what's left? You have black markets. We like black markets, because they're free markets. But they are corrupt markets that are run by gangsters, eventually. We need free, open markets. We need to declare freedom and live it publicly, instead of by hiding.
I think individual secession is good, but we need to make noise doing it. And not polite noise. We libertarians are very polite people, very well-mannered. We sign our little pledge, and we do the right thing, because that's the kind of people we are. But we need to make noise. We need to say, "I'm withdrawing. I'm withdrawing, and here's why, and come get me."
And that goes against everything I personally believe. One reason you never heard of Claire Wolfe until six months ago was that although I've been an activist, I have tried to keep a low profile and tried to be really quiet, because I didn't want the IRS knocking on my door, or kicking it down as the case may be. I didn't want the ATF coming in to say hello at four in the morning. But I don't care any more. I do not care any more, and I think we're coming to a confrontation point anyway, and if that's what happens, so be it. I think there are a lot of other things that you can all do and probably all are doing; probably a lot of you are ahead of me. That's why I like coming down to Arizona; I learn from what people in Arizona are doing. But certainly, withdraw to the extent that you can from the banking system.
Set your political priorities — don't waste your time on things that aren't working. Like for me, I was always always sitting down writing stupid letters to my congressperson, as if my congressperson cared. I felt like I was doing something. But one of the things I've learned since those days is to do is prioritize. And that means don't even bother any more. Don't even talk to them any more.
I think everybody should be studying warfare, in one way or another. Whether that's the personal warfare of going up to Gunsite and learning how to shoot in combat situations or whether that's studying The Art of War, reading books by Mao, or Che Guevara, or Sun-Tzu. I think we all need to be doing that, even if we don't want the confrontation. None of us want the confrontation, but I think we'd better be prepared for it in those ways.
I think we should all be getting out of government jobs — with one exception. With one exception, and this is something I've just been thinking about. I've decided that over the last thirty years some wonderful libertarian has been running the IRS' computer system. And I say, "Thank you out there, whoever you are, and keep it up! Good job!" So anybody who's in a position to do unto the ATF or unto the EPA what has been done to the IRS, definitely go for it.
One of the things that we can do, whether we're looking for confrontation or not, is to establish some virtual communities. And here's where Michael Voth comes in. Michael of the Coconino libertarians, and Kevin Burt of the Laramie County libertarians of Cheyenne Wyoming, cooked up this notion of "cousin counties."
You know how we have "sister cities" all around the world? Well, we now have a "cousin countyship" between Laramie and Coconino libertarians. We don't exactly know what we're going to do with it yet, but we have our own "virtual community", and it is somewhat of an act of…well I don't think we care enough to defy the national hierarchy, but we're going to make connections despite the hierarchy.
Some day we may need a "safe house" in Coconino; some day they may need a "safe house" in Laramie County. Some day we may need to be stations on an underground railroad for getting patriots to safety. We may need to be stations on a supply line, and we have that connection established. We have a relationship with each other already, and we'll do what seems appropriate with it.
That, unfortunately, brings us to the national party, or higher-up-the-line parties. I think — and this is just a personal viewpoint — that the best thing that the state party could be, or the best thing that the national party could be for individual libertarians is a support group to help us establish networks with each other; to help us keep connections with each other; to help us learn from each other; what works and what doesn't work; what did they try over in Alabama that might work in Nevada, or that was a disaster and might not work anywhere?
Your state organization is great for that, I think, to the extent that I know it. Unfortunately you're one of the few that is. And unfortunately, of course, we have National. The national party. The commissariat of Washington, D.C. What is the national party? It is a top-down fund-raising organization that is into telling us what we should do, not learning from us and helping to spread it around.
And certainly some of the things that we should not do, according to National…we should not have people like L. Neil Smith at our gatherings. He has been declared "unfit" by the national party. And I hope you all recognize that. [Applause for Smith, who was sitting in the audience.]
Also, a year or so ago, those of us who got the "Libertarian Volunteer" got an issue that listed the "twelve most terrible things" that have ever been done at local party meetings. One of them was to discuss "Should There Be A Libertarian Party?" I mean, that's shocking. How dare we talk about such a thing?
So here we are at a time when we need individualism, autonomy, quick action and networking, being saddled with this sort of dinosaur with the little pea-brain up here in Washington, DC, trying to communicate down to us, thinking we're its tail or something. They are so busy trying to be like the other folks in Washington, D.C. that they are very quickly forgetting that they are libertarians.
But I'm sure they're quite good at fund-raising; I've hear wonderful tales about their fund-raising. In fact, something quite interesting that I heard the other day indirectly from Neil: Harry Browne is criticizing me as one of the people who was damning him for his fund-raising and odd campaign spending practices. Well, I never did. I would have. I would have been happy to, because of what I have heard from Vin Suprynowicz and Neil Smith and other people. But it didn't happen.
So, National is giving us enemies lists and fund-raising corruption, among other pleasures of politics. Heck, they're headquartered in the Watergate, after all! What are we going to do with these people? They think that success is raising a lot of money whether it goes to any good cause or not. They think that success is being invited to the cocktail parties with the Democrats and the Republicans. They think that success is having libertarianism favorably mentioned in the Washington Post.
OK, if I were favorably mentioned in the Washington Post, I would do everything I could to change my ways! Wouldn't you? Who wants to be favorably mentioned by people who think that every bit of dissent is hate speech? Who think that anyone who is not a Republican or a Democrat or in the mainstream is some sort of crazy? No. No thank you. Hunh-unh. No thanks.
We try very hard to be acceptable. The national party is trying to be acceptable and there's nothing wrong with that. It's human. I mean we want to be accepted from the moment we're born. But the question is, to whom do we want to be acceptable?
I don't want to be acceptable to the same people that the national party wants to be acceptable to. I want to be acceptable to you guys. And I want you to be acceptable to me, because we are going to need each other some day. I want to be with you when we prepare.
I don't care whether you're preparing even for the same eventuality that I'm preparing for. I don't care if you're a pacifist. There is room for many differences. But we've got a role to play, and it's we, not national, who are going to play that role.
Something is going to happen. I wish I could tell you what it was. I've been talking to people and everybody's going through the same thing — "Well, I think it might be this", "I think it might be that", "I think it might be the other" — we don't know. But it's coming. Whether it breaks with the suddenness of an earthquake, or whether it comes like a storm that you can see rolling toward you for hours, it is coming.
And the big question for all of us, when this hits, is, "Do I want to be polite and acceptable or do I want to be FREE?"
Free, of course! I mean, it's easy, right? It's easy! So let's do it! I have absolute confidence you guys are going to be able to do it. And when it all comes down, I want to be here, if not physically in Arizona, I want to be in your virtual community.
So thank you for your guts. And thank you for having me here. And thank you for being brave enough to talk about things that National doesn't want you to talk about, and to do things that National doesn't want you to do. My congratulations and gratitude to all of you.
NOTE on the health care database:
I have since been fiercely corrected on this point. I may have been overstating the present danger of such a database, though I believe the danger remains grave for the near future. The health care bill (available from the Library of Congress' Thomas web site as HR 3101 or Public Law 104-191) establishes a federal database for reporting medical fraud and abuse. I don't believe this is the problem, however it was part of the confusion. Later, in Sections 1171-1175, the bill outlines a plan for the Secretary of Health and Human Services to set standards for the electronic transmission of all health care data. These "standards" do not constitute a database, and I thank the critic who corrected me on that issue.
However, the secretary is directed to set one standard by which all medical data will be electronically communicated. The standard must include a "unique identifier" for every individual whose medical information is ever transmitted (Sec. 1173). In doing that, Congress is clearly allowing the Clinton administration to create a de facto single, nationwide system to which federal (and other) bureaucrats will have easy access, almost certainly via our social security numbers. If this does not rapidly become the feared federal database, it will nevertheless allow the government, researchers and others to run rampant through the various private or state databases that will use the federally defined standard. I regret any confusion. But I urge you to keep your eyes open and your heads up…not that it will do you much good when bureaucrats are secretly slurping your medical data — law or no law — into their computers.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
"An aide in the office of Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., said Wednesday that the senator has received more than 91,000 e-mails, calls and letters regarding the legislation. Ninety-four percent of the authors of those notes were against the bill." (Whole Story)
Nice to know "we the people" and a "government of the people" still mean something.
"Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) tried to capture the moment for posterity, calling this breakthrough “one of the finest moments in the history of the Senate. This is the kind of vote we are sent by our people to cast.” (Whole Story)
Who the hell is this cat listening to, not the persons who sent him there. Historical, maybe...Tyrannical, probably...Evil, definitely.
The original bill was just over 100 pages, we are now at over 450. 300+ pages added in 2 days. How many "read" the entire bill? Did the notice the more than $100 Billion earmarks? How many of our leaders are knowledgeable in economics? I don't know the answer to the last question so I will have to rely on logic. If the senate is so much better on economics than I, how come I can survive on a balanced budget, having only 1 income for a family of 4? My budget has a surplus every month, not a lot but it is there. I have had debt, and it gets paid down, their created debts increase by the second.
To my "reprehensibles" in the senate, I despise your existence, you will NEVER receive my good tidings.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Now on face value this seems a bit drastic to some, but along with other items it becomes necessary. The Reserve has a direct history of abuse of trust and power. A quick Google search documents plenty of this.
2.Reduce Government Waste
Not just "welfare", but most of the "intelligence" and "regulatory" commissions. For a quick look at inefficiency watch CSPN, The wasted time with "the distinguished gentleman" crap is laughable. Our "defense" spending has risen in this era of Empire chasing. These effect us not only monetarily, bust also physically and philosophically.
3.Reduce Federal Government, by re instituting States Rights.
4.Allow the "bottom to drop" if the market demands it. It will and has rebuild back to neutral, that is the balance as needed.
Four simple steps, they may cause pain, strife and even tragedy for some. Not to be callous, but sorry. We must return to individual accountability and responsibility. I am sure I have missed a few points but wanted to cover a brief outline of an alternative to the Federal idea of private sector Bailouts.
Look too the past to guide you in the future.
David Crockett : Not Yours To Give
Banking is bad?
Money as Debt
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I cannot stress how much I disagree with the current idea of a "bailout" package. Granting more power to the Treasury department and Federal Reserve is the exact opposite of what directions we need to go as a country. The financial meltdown the economists of the Austrian School predicted has arrived and we need to heed the warnings of "Mises", "CATO", and other conservatives of free market, limited government. I cannot and will not support ANY member of congress, or local seat who votes to affirm this disastrous path. I will do everything in my power to make sure that any oppositions to those who vote for this bailout are successful. Thank you for your time, please consider your constituents wishes as you meet on this topic.
I honestly do not believe they give a rats ass, but it is my last shot before I completely abandon all faith in any legislators. God save us, the end is near..... For the first time in my adult life I am genuinely afraid that the end is near. Do what you can while you can, hopefully clearer heads may prevail.
Anyone who is proposing forward movement of the proposed “bailout” package is a traitor to this country and needs to be treated accordingly. (Package details here) Any agreements and pacts that have been made between this governing body, the United States Federal Government, and the citizens of the United States should be considered null and void. Since all governmental power is derived from the governed, especially true of our government which “asked” for permission to exist under the “ratification requirements” set forth in 1786. Revoke their power.
From the Declaration of Independence
Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Whereas, on July 4, 1776, our founding fathers proclaimed that the people had the right to alter or abolish their government and declared thirteen British colonies to be free and independent, or sovereign, states; and
Whereas, on March 1, 1781, the thirteen states formed a central government they called the United States of America under a charter known as the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, which stated that "each state retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence"; and
Whereas, on September 17, 1787, the leaders of the Continental Congress signed the present Constitution of the United States, which was then transmitted to the thirteen states for ratification and the formation of a new central government; and
Whereas, several of the states delayed ratification of the Constitution and three states made clear their position regarding sovereignty by stating that "the powers of government may be resumed by the people whensoever it shall become necessary to their happiness"; and
Whereas, eventually all thirteen of the independent states ratified the Constitution of the United States and joined the new Union, while retaining their sovereignty as states. The states made the new central government sovereign only to the extent that the states delegated to it limited and specific powers; and
Whereas, the Constitution of the United States is merely a treaty among sovereigns, and under treaty law when one party violates the treaty the other parties are automatically released from further adherence to it unless they wish to continue; and
Whereas, the fifty current principals, or signatories, to the treaty have done well in honoring and obeying it, yet the federal agent has, for decades, violated it in both word and spirit. The many violations of the Constitution of the United States by the federal government include disposing of federal property without the approval of Congress, usurping jurisdiction from the states in such matters as abortion and firearms rights and seeking control of public lands within state borders; and
Whereas, under Article V, Constitution of the United States, three-fourths of the states may abolish the federal government. In the alternative, if the states choose to exercise their inherent right as sovereigns, fewer than thirty-eight states may lawfully choose to ignore Article V, Constitution of the United States, and establish a new federal government for themselves by following the precedent established by Article VII, Constitution of the United States, in which nine of the existing thirteen states dissolved the existing Union under the Articles of Confederation and automatically superceded the Articles.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives of the State of Arizona, the Senate concurring:
1. That when or if the President of the United States, the Congress of the United States or any other federal agent or agency declares the Constitution of the United States to be suspended or abolished, if the President or any other federal entity attempts to institute martial law or its equivalent without an official declaration in one or more of the states without the consent of that state or if any federal order attempts to make it unlawful for individual Americans to own firearms or to confiscate firearms, the State of Arizona, when joined by thirty-four of the other fifty states, declares as follows: that the states resume all state powers delegated by the Constitution of the United States and assume total sovereignty; that the states re-ratify and re-establish the present Constitution of the United States as the charter for the formation of a new federal government, to be followed by the election of a new Congress and President and the reorganization of a new judiciary, similarly following the precedent and procedures of the founding fathers; that individual members of the military return to their respective states and report to the Governor until a new President is elected; that each state assume a negotiated, prorated share of the national debt; that all land within the borders of a state belongs to the state until sold or ceded to the central government by the state's Legislature and Governor; and that once thirty-five states have agreed to form a new government, each of the remaining fifteen be permitted to join the new confederation on application.
Our beloved Constitution has been spit on and ripped to shreds, call out your “representatives” and let us pick a fight. Require them to leave the ivory towers and palaces of self absorption. Call them into the streets; demand them to be accountable to YOU.
They want “change”, give them fucking change. Show them that revolt is not American History, it is tradition. Wake “the Sleeping Giant” that is a pissed off populace and see how well that works, distinguished gentleman fucktard bernake. I for one am mad as hell, and if “my” government decides in its infantile wisdom to shit on me and the Constitution again, I say “fuck you too.”
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
You can see why I draw so many parallels here, and here.
"These are critical days, now is when we’ll get a better picture of how bad things will actually get, how long until we see the economy back on it’s feet."
"For an economical crisis like the one the US seems to be getting into, isolating yourself and living like a hermit is the last thing you should look forward too.The idea of being completely self sufficient, and thinking that achieving that is some kind of nirvana survival state, that’s OK for a 16 year old living in mom’s basement, but that’s not what an adult with a family to take care of should look forward to."
Please READ the WHOLE post here
Monday, September 22, 2008
LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL FOR TREASURY AUTHORITYTO PURCHASE MORTGAGE-RELATED ASSETS