LIBERTY: Movies are a form of propaganda

Thursday, March 13, 2014

http://whowhatwhy.com/2014/03/09/bombing-hiroshima-got-hollywood-makeover/

How The Bombing Of Hiroshima Got A Hollywood Makeover
By Greg Mitchell on Mar 9, 2014

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The author has written extensively on propaganda related to the bomb. What follows is a story stemming from his previous research.

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Facts were suppressed, and events were completely fabricated:

Suppression of fact:

In revised scripts, the decision to use the bomb was presented as justifiable, even admirable. The doubts raised earlier just disappeared. And now, after scenes depicting the bombing of Hiroshima, no victims were shown, just a charred landscape filmed from the air.

Suppression of fact:

Under General Groves’ guidance, the revised script made light of nuclear fallout.

Fabrication:

The B-29s flying over Hiroshima were pelted with heavy flak, a detail that made the attack seem more courageous. In fact, there was no antiaircraft fire over Hiroshima.

Fabrication:

One scene depicted fictional German scientists visiting a fabricated Japanese nuclear facility in—Hiroshima!

Fabrication:

In another entirely false episode, Matt Cochran, a young scientist arming the bomb, prevents a chain reaction from blowing up 40,000 people on a Pacific island—and thereby exposes himself to a fatal dose of radiation. But before he dies, Matt concludes,

“God has not shown us a new way to destroy ourselves. Atomic energy is the hand he has extended to lift us from the ruins of war and lighten the burdens of peace.”

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What can you believe any more?

Everything is “spun”!

Orwell was right!

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LIBERTY: Rights are not “Mother may I?”

Monday, January 27, 2014

http://www.survivalblog.com/2014/01/odds-n-sods-2843.html

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Several readers mentioned some great commentary from Mac Slavo that ties into a recent news headline: Why I Cannot Support Concealed Carry Weapons Permits (And Why You Shouldn’t Either!)

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/why-i-cannot-support-concealed-carry-weapons-permits-and-why-you-shouldnt-either_01162014

JWR’s Comments: I agree wholeheartedly. I’ve said it here a couple of times, but it bears repeating: Whenever someone must buy a license or pay a fee to exercise a right, then it is something less than a right. It is in fact a mere privilege, subject to the whim of petty bureaucrats. Fundamental rights are not abstract tokens that are given or sold by other men. They are in fact primary liberties bestowed upon us by God, our maker. Rights are not substantially secured by asking, “Mother may I?” of any government agency. Rights are more properly demanded or boldly seized and then conspicuously exercised regularly. This secures the liberties that have legitimately belonged to us since birth. If need be, lost rights can and must be restored through proscriptive use. If you live in a land where your rights have been marginalized into privileges, then it is either time to change your government, or to change your address. Much like a muscle that atrophies with disuse, any right that goes unexercised for many years devolves into a privilege, and eventually can even be redefined as a crime.

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I agree.

While open resistance to the Gooferment is a terrible mismatch.

But subtle non-cooperation, passive resistance, “sugar in the gas” approach is what we have available to us now.

Clog the system.

Don’t cooperate willingly. Don’t ever consent. And, don’t ever lose heart that liberty will will out.

The Gooferment can not control 300 million Americans.

They can’t even keep drugs out of their prisons!

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LIBERTY: Mayor “owns” Hoboken; Sheeple go along?

Friday, January 24, 2014

http://www.irishcentral.com/news/Mayor-bans-St-Patricks-Day-parade-again-in-Hoboken-NJ-240073431.html

Mayor bans St. Patrick’s Day Parade again in Hoboken, NJ

The mayor of Hoboken, NJ has again refused to allow a St. Patrick’s Day parade in her town citing rowdiness and drinking…

By JAMES O’SHEA
Published Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 7:19 AM

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How can one bureaucrat “dictate” “bans”?

And the Sheeple just go along.

Wait until something they want to do is “banned”.

How does that poem go: “First they came for …”?

“America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can’t just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the “land of the free”.” — President Andrew Shepherd played by Michael Douglas in “The American President” (1995)

Sorry, but the Gooferment doesn’t have “power”. It only has the illusion of our consent.

I do not “consent”. And, while I alone may be too weak to stop them, when The Sheeple awake, bring on the guilotine. 

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LIBERTY: Drugs out of the prisons?

Friday, January 10, 2014

http://www.lewrockwell.com/2014/01/benjamin-m-wiegold/another-evil-of-the-drug-war/

How the Drug War Makes Drugs Less Safe
By Benjamin M. Wiegold
Mises.org
January 3, 2014

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Ron Paul famously asked in his farewell address “Has anybody noticed that authorities can’t even keep drugs out of the prisons? How can making our entire society a prison solve the problem?” Of course the “prison approach” couldn’t ever solve the problem, it actually hasn’t insofar as it has been tried ($41 billion annually!), and it has brought with it a multitude of additional problems regarding civil liberties, drug safety, pricing, overdose and addiction rates. Perhaps an appropriate follow up to the question posed by the former congressman would be: how long will it take for society to realize the promise of the other option?

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So why can’t we try another strategy?

Separation of Gooferment and Medicine!

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LIBERTY: Expecting the Gooferment judge to rule against Gooferment bureaucrats?

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

http://www.itnews.com/privacy/72529/us-judge-dismisses-challenge-border-laptop-searches?source=ITNEWSNLE_nlt_itndaily_2014-01-01

US judge dismisses challenge to border laptop searches

Dec 31, 2013 07:39 pm | IDG News Service
The searches are rare and don’t require reasonable suspicion, a federal judge said
by Stephen Lawson

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection can search travelers’ laptops and other electronic devices without a show of reasonable suspicion, according to a federal judge’s dismissal of a 2010 lawsuit on Tuesday.

In its suit, the American Civil Liberties Union had argued that having border officials search the contents of a laptop violated the U.S Constitution unless the officials had a reasonable suspicion that the contents related to a crime. Judge Edward Korman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, in Brooklyn, disagreed and threw out the suit. The ACLU said an appeal is being considered.

“We’re disappointed in today’s decision, which allows the government to conduct intrusive searches of Americans’ laptops and other electronics at the border without any suspicion that those devices contain evidence of wrongdoing,” ACLU attorney Catherine Crump said in a press release from the organization. Crump argued the case in 2011.

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Sorry, but expecting the Gooferment judge to rule against Gooferment bureaucrats, is foolish.

It’s all about power and control!

How do you change this tyranny?

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LIBERTY: Cut the mic; go to jail

Monday, June 17, 2013

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/13/School-Violated-U-S-Constitution-and-Texas-Law-by-Censoring-Christian-Valedictorian

SCHOOL VIOLATED U.S. CONSTITUTION, TEXAS LAW BY CENSORING CHRISTIAN VALEDICTORIAN

by KEN KLUKOWSKI 14 Jun 2013, 4:13 AM PDT

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Joshua High School officials didn’t just act like a school bully when they turned off a valedictorian’s speech after the speaker mentioned Jesus. They also violated Texas law and the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Fox News’ Todd Starnes reported that when a Christian valedictorian at Joshua High School referenced his faith in his graduation speech, school officials literally turned the microphone off. The valedictorian has been accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy to become an officer, and Principal Mick Cochran threatened to write a letter to the Navy saying that this young man is of poor character, attempting to persuade the Navy to refuse allowing this talented student to attend.

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This is wrong on just so many levels. Let’s see if I can point out a few.

Gooferment Skrules — wrong on so many levels.

Valedictorian — agreeing to a set of conditions and then breaking them.

Skrule bureaucrats — redlining speeches. (Guess they have never heard of prior restraint?)

Principal — what a pal; threatening a little kid. (Yeah, if you can’t have sex with them figure out other ways to <synonym for the act of procreation> with their lives.

Christian — going into the military? (Guess he’s got a different interpretation of ‘blessed are the peacemakers’!)

The Navy — why do you want a trouble maker? (Think you can change him?)

Attorney General for the State of Texas — hey, there’s laws being broken! get a posse a go fix it. Or send a Texas Ranger.

Attorney General for the USA — Hey, you remember the First Amendment? Get on it. (Yeah, with the various -gates going on in the District of Corruption, this is chump change.)

Argh!

Move along all you Sheeple; nothing to see here.

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LIBERTY: Keene Libertarians are targeted by FBI

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

http://pileusblog.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/fbi-trying-to-infiltrate-keene-new-hampshire/

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FBI Trying to Infiltrate Keene, New Hampshire

April 10, 2013 by Jason Sorens

The Keene Activity Center (KAC) is a place where (mostly) young libertarians and anarchists in Keene, New Hampshire congregate to talk philosophy, plan activism (including civil disobedience), and generally relax and socialize. Apparently the Federal Bureau of Investigation has been trying very, very hard to infiltrate the KAC, judging from this account of the arrest of one of the club’s members, Rich Paul, on marijuana charges.

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Yeah, those trouble makers who want to dislodge the Statist quo!

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LIBERTY: Has anyone in MA even read the Fourth Amendment?

Saturday, January 19, 2013

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2013/01/northampton_police_may_use_stu.html

Northampton police may use student statements in high school threat investigation
By Fred Contrada, The Republican
on January 09, 2013 at 4:15 PM, updated January 11, 2013 at 1:39 PM

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NORTHAMPTON – Police are hoping that a statement signed by Northampton High School students to take threats seriously will give them a new lead in their investigation into a Dec. 19 incident that emptied the school shortly after the Newtown shootings.

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How can this be anything but an intrusion? This just reminds us about how much Gooferment Skrules are hated by the future inmates and how little their God-given rights are respected.

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LIBERTY: DNA ain’t like a fingerprint

Monday, January 7, 2013

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2011/12/time-supreme-court-weigh-forced-dna-collection

December 29, 2011
By Rebecca Jeschke
Time for Supreme Court to Weigh in on Forced DNA Collection

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Can the government force people who are arrested – but not yet convicted of a crime – to give a DNA sample without a search warrant, or does that violate the Fourth Amendment?  One arrestee is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider this important question, and this week EFF urged the court to take the case.

A federal law mandates DNA collection for those who have been arrested for felonies. The FBI analyzes the samples, and puts a profile into CODIS, a national database.  Those who aren’t eventually convicted of a crime can get their information removed if they request to do so, but data from other individuals remains indefinitely.  In this case from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. v. Mitchell, the defendant argues that the DNA collection violates his Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches and seizures.

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Clearly, it”s more than just a tool for “identification”.

As pointed out, it gives your heritage, your health, your health prospects, and who knows what else.

And, “arrested”; not “convicted”.

Also, do you really trust the Gooferment to do ANYTHING?

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LIBERTY: I OWN my own body!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2012/tle686-20120902-05.html

Self-Ownership
by Cassandra C. Grissom and Sean N. Gruber
Attribute to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise

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America has become a statist, freedom-hating, catch-phrase espousing, ignorant, and nightmarish shadow of its own, once great, (though still flawed) self. And the easiest way that we can think to prove this claim, follows:

I OWN my own body! Ownership means; dominion! I control or don’t, I choose or don’t, I determine or don’t, every single facet of my controllable conscious existence. I’m limited by nothing but reality and the respect of others same right to the lack of said limitations.

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The “government” claims dominion over you every time it demands an ID from you to buy alcohol! It claims dominion over you every time it demands a card from your doctor to buy marijuana or to get a permit to carry a gun! It claims dominion every time is assumes it has a rightful place in your medical business! It claims dominion every time is supposes it knows how to better prepare you for your retirement. It claims dominion every time it suggests or demands of you whom to kill or whom to die for. And it insults all of us to a point of intolerable degradation when it locks up people who video record its agents (the cop’s) violating the few limitations it still purports to impose upon itself!

The state is controlling your body and what you can and cannot do with it. They have already invoked a weird version of right-wing state socialism, and a total left-wing Nazi police state is quick on its heels. The powers that be are laughing because most Americans haven’t the faintest idea what is actually going on. They seem to know something is wrong, but being philosophically crippled as they are (thanks to the public school system) they haven’t the faintest idea how to determine the cause. In public school you are taught that the “government” is your friend, you are taught that “rights come from “government” that it’s okay to skip the two when you count to ten during the Bill of Rights. You are taught to bow down and lick the hand that “teaches” you, or else detention and a call to your parents will ensue. And if your parents take your side, then they are in trouble! You’re taught that if it wasn’t for “government”, the big-bad-business man will come in and take over everything and children will work for two cents an hour in sweat shops. Or that “terrorists” (ever notice the smallest army is always called a “terrorist?”) will be on every plane and every street corner.

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The essence of liberty is what you can do to yourself.

The Gooferment is the new plantation owner!

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LIBERTY: Gooferment involvement in “religion” leads to abuses

Saturday, August 11, 2012

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/117010.html

Religion and Libertarianism
Posted by Walter Block on August 4, 2012 03:22 PM

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Basically, I contend that contrary to “religion” being responsible for the Crusades, the Inquisition, the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre, the treason against the Waldensians, the purges in England, and the oppression in Geneva, to name but a few, it was the fact that these religious positions held a controlling interest in the State that resulted in the terror exacted upon innocents. For instance, Lutheran segregation in post-Luther Germany was a result of the marriage of church and State in that country, the oppression in England of differing religious positions was because of the involvement of the State in religion, Calvin’s oppression was because his religion WAS the State, and, most egregiously, the Vatican itself IS a State, to which over a billion souls worldwide pledge (unwittingly, in most cases) their allegiance, even before their own home countries.

Thus, while religionists have played a significant role in the history of the world, it’s always those people’s access to State power that results in persecution. For instance, you’ll never hear of Baptists, Quakers, or Amish oppressing other religions, as these groups (I am a Baptist) have never sought to control the political reins of any region or State. In fact, Rhode Island’s charter was premised on the Baptistic doctrine of Soul Liberty, a Biblical principle that I would suggest is the foundation for the concepts of Liberty as taught by John Locke and his intellectual descendants.

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Interesting. 

I never thought of it this way. 

It’s not a “religious abuse”, but a “Gooferment” abuse!

Wow, I should have realized that.

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LIBERTY: Catholics, specifically, and Pro-Lifers in general are infringed upon

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

http://lewrockwell.com/buchanan/buchanan213.html

Obama Sandbags the Archbishop
by Patrick J. Buchanan

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In the letter, the Church denounced the Obama administration for ordering all Catholic schools, hospitals and social services to provide, in their health insurance coverage for employes, free contraceptives, free sterilizations and free “morning-after” pills.

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This affront should tell the Catholic hierarchy, if they did not already know, where they stand in the party of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Kathleen Sebilius. And where they sit – in the back of the bus.

Yet if the bishops will look upon this crisis of conscience, this insult, as an opportunity, they can effect its reversal and recapture a measure of the moral authority they have lately lost.

Not only should the bishops file suit in federal court against the president and Sebelius for violation of the constitutional principle of separation of church and state, they should inform the White House that no bishop will give an invocation at the Democratic Convention.

Then, they should inform the White House that in the last two weeks of the 2012 campaign, priests in every parish will read from the pulpit at Sunday mass a letter denouncing Obama as anti-Catholic for denying the Church its right to live according to its beliefs.

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Apparently, this is enough of a slap in the face to get the Catholic Church into action?

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LIBERTY: The abortion issue as it applies to real people issues

Sunday, February 5, 2012

http://lewrockwell.com/napolitano/napolitano38.1.html

A Few Words About Abortion
by Andrew P. Napolitano

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Roe vs. Wade also permits the states to prohibit or to allow abortions during the last three months of pregnancy. Most states prohibit all abortions during the final three months, as this is the period of viability; when the baby can live – assisted, of course – outside the mother’s womb. New Jersey, my home state, is the exception, as it permits abortions up to the moment of birth.

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Did you catch that? The Supreme Court declared that the baby in the womb is not a person. When it made that declaration, it rejected dozens of decisions of other courts, in America and in Great Britain, holding that the baby in the womb is a person. This is reminiscent of the Supreme Court’s infamous Dred Scott decision in 1857 in which it ruled that blacks were not persons. In both cases, it cited no precedent, it gave no rational basis, and in Roe vs. Wade, it merely said that because philosophers, physicians and lawyers could not agree on whether babies in wombs are persons, it would declare them not to be persons.

If the baby in the womb is a person, then all abortion is unlawful. That’s because of the constitutional protection for all persons. The Constitution unambiguously prohibits the government from impairing or permitting others to impair the life, liberty and property of persons without due process. Here’s my political beef with so-called pro-life politicians in both parties. In the years in which the pro-life Ronald Reagan and both Presidents Bush were in the White House, from time to time, both chambers of Congress had pro-life majorities. Did you see any legislation passed that declared a baby in the womb to be a person? No. This could have been done by a simple majority vote and presidential signature, and Roe vs. Wade, and all the killing it spawned, would have ended.

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So secret that I like Napolitano and how direct he is.

“Right to Life” is enshrined in the Constitution.

Now, I’m not for putting the Gooferment in charge of anything. But, one of its few legitimate duties is to protect rights.

If we say that if life begins at <insert conception, first trimester, viable on their own, birth, or some other point in time>, then we should have a national discussion.

To do less is a disgrace.

The interesting part is that like Dred Scott, the courts are not the proper venue for decisions like this.

Congress has abdicated so many of its powers and responsibility.

If the Gooferment can allow its citizens to be killed at the beginning of life, then how long before it starts killing at the end? Then, the middle. Then, for whatever reason it wants.

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LIBERTY: Conservatives should run for school boards?

Friday, February 3, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VxHfYNTrnic

On Fri, Feb 3, 2012 at 10:24 AM, LUDDITE wrote:

“If you saw this on Fox sorry about the repeat…wow, what an eye-opener….and does “

—– Forwarded Message —–

If you haven’t seen the below short video please, take a moment and watch it… see what a college professor learned about students’ expectations from government. Scary!!! This is what is wrong in our country and why we must work hard to get more conservatives to run for local school board and in the class rooms.

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I think the problem is Gooferment Skrules. We should be seeking to correct this mistake. The Gooferment is propagandizing future voters. And, indoctrinating them into the “Big Gooferment” meme. End Gooferment Skrules! That’s the answer.

Not putting the “right” people on the Skrule Board. That just propagates the mistake.

Argh!

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LIBERTY: Is the “Free Press” on the people’s side?

Saturday, January 28, 2012

http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org/2012/01/are-the-mainstream-media-and-the-state-one-and-the-same

Are The Mainstream Media and The State One and the Same?
by Nick Sorrentino

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What would have happened if Goldman, and JP, and Barclays went under along with the other big banks? Yes, there would have been huge disruption. There would have been a very sharp shot to the economy for sure.  We would have had a “depression.”  And there would have been many destroyed bankers littering the alleyways of New York. They leveraged up, and then they paid the price. Now we can move on.

But we haven’t been able to move on. The Blankfiens and Dimons of the world sent the word out. Capitalism be damned! Print, print, print!

This has kept the same crew that was in power prior to the collapse remaining in power. And even when they mess up again, despite all the free money,  these guys are untouchable. Why in God’s name is Corzine running around looking at new villas in the South of France? There is $1.2 billion of his client’s money that just “disappeared.” He co-mingled the MF Global’s funds with his clients in a last ditch effort to save his posterior and now that money is gone. Where are the leg irons? Oh I’m sorry, anyone who was up for Treasury Secretary is above the law we should know that by now.

But that’s part of Smith’s point. The media has been so well trained to avoid the real issues that the American public just stumbles along in sort of a light drunken haze. It’s more pleasant than reality but the buzz will wear off eventually. The question is if it will wear off before or after everything we once loved about America is gone.

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First Amendment was to give “We, The Sheeple” an ally in keeping the Gooferment under control.

Like the Gooferment, it has been captured by the global elite.

No wonder we can’t catch a break. The deck is stack against the People.

Argh!

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LIBERTY: Gooferment fails to protect property rights

Friday, January 27, 2012

http://lewrockwell.com/napolitano/napolitano37.1.html

How Much Economic Freedom Do We Have in the United States?
by Andrew P. Napolitano

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The root of economic freedom is the recognition of the right to own private property. That includes the right to utilize it unmolested, to dispose of it without anyone’s permission and to exclude anyone from it, even the government. Suffice it to say, no American president since the advent of the income tax and the Federal Reserve 100 years ago has fully accepted or meaningfully defended that right. The more the government extracts in taxes and the more it inflates the money supply, the more it rejects and assaults property rights.

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There is not a single example in human history of central economic planning producing more prosperity than a free market. The framers understood that. That’s why they wrote a Constitution that prohibited an income tax, forbade the states from interfering with contracts, and prevented the feds from taking life, liberty or property without due process. All those constitutional prohibitions have been nullified by amendment or disregarded by consensus.

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From the diktats (i.e., what the politicians call “laws” and “regulations”) that deprive folks of their property, to the taxes and inflation to just steal their wealth, we have no property rights.

In New Jersey, the real estate property tax mostly to support the Gooferment Skrules turns owners into defacto “renters.

How can you think we are free?

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LIBERTY: Has the driver’s license become the de facto national id?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

http://lewrockwell.com/peters-e/peters-e136.html

The Case Against Driver’s Licenses
by Eric Peters Autos.com

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That little plastic laminated card you’ve got in your wallet or purse – you know, the state’s permission slip for operating a motor vehicle? Ever stop to reflect how peripheral the driving part of a driver’s license is?

Because, of course, a driver’s license is in fact our national ID card.

It’s impossible to function in modern society without this national ID card – even if you never get behind the wheel of an automobile. You can’t open a bank account, cash a check, visit the doctor, vote, board an airplane or even get a job without one.

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Remember the opening scene in the original Rambo? It all begins when Stallone’s character is accosted by a bully cop who demands to see his ID. That was 1982 – when for the most part only “drifters” such as Rambo got racked up for not having ID. Today, we must all have our IDs. Or else.

This is the reality of 2012 Homeland America.

You must have permission to move. You certainly do not move freely.

Even if you are walking.

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OK, I get the point.

You’re going to be amazed at how “forgetful” I’ve become.

Unless I am driving, I forgot it.

What my id? Sure, I’ve got my American Legion card right here!

Call my Post Commander, he knows me.

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http://www.jeffjacoby.com/11084/why-should-the-state-license-drivers

Why should the state license drivers?
by Jeff Jacoby The Boston Globe
January 29, 2012

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Why should keeping an ordinary driver’s license up to date oblige anyone to deal with a government agency, in person or online? I hadn’t even realized that my license was about to expire until an airport security agent pointed it out to me the last time I flew out of Logan. The Registry no longer sends renewal notices; and woe betide the motorist who gets pulled over with an expired license, an infraction that can trigger a fine of up to $1,000, not to mention a potential arrest.

Try to imagine Visa or Discover requiring you to remember when your credit card is about to expire, and making you get in line at a branch office or go online to renew it. On the contrary: They do the remembering and renew your card automatically. Before the old one expires, you get a new one in the mail. And if there is an anomaly in your account, they typically flag it and alert you right away.

In the private economy, automatic renewals are routine. From Netflix subscriptions to homeowner’s insurance to newspaper delivery, vendors and service providers of every description make it simple to keep your account up-to-date. Your antivirus software and 401(k) investments can be put on autopilot, refreshing at regular intervals unless you choose to opt out. Why shouldn’t your driver’s license work the same way?

Maybe the real question is why the state should license drivers in the first place.

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I always thought that the Insurance Company should be registering cars and testing drivers. They have the most to lose when the driver screws up or an accident occurs. They seem to be able to manage getting me my insurance ids cards well before they expire.

So why not have a combined vehicle registration and insurace card?

That’s easy. No Gooferment jobs to give to relatives!

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LIBERTY: When the kops are out of control, what rights does the innocent victim have? None!

Monday, January 23, 2012

http://lewrockwell.com/grigg/grigg-w242.html

From the Right To Resist the ‘Duty To Submit’
by William Norman Grigg

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Eventually Oborski got so close that Buehler actually breathed on him – which gave him a pretext to accuse the witness of “spitting” on him. With some difficulty, and Snider’s help, Oborski wrestled Buehler (who offered only passive resistance) to the ground and handcuffed him. The cops took Beuhler to a BAT van – a patently unreliable mobile alcohol testing unit – in the hope of documenting that the witness was intoxicated, which he wasn’t. The cop finally settled on charging him with “harassing a public servant” – a third-degree felony – and “resisting arrest.”

As is always the case in incidents of this kind, Buehler wasn’t arrested for an actual crime; he was vindictively punished for “contempt of cop.”

“You don’t f*** with cops,” Oborski snarled at Buehler. “You don’t get in our f***ing way. You don’t question us, and we’re going to teach you a lesson.”

Norma Pizana’s plight was strikingly similar to that of Anne Dekins, with at least one critical difference: Dekins and her rescuers were blessed to live in 18th Century England, a relatively civilized society that recognized and protected a free individual’s indispensable right to resist State-licensed criminal violence.

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This brings up some interesting affronts to our liberty.

Remember that if you give just a fraction of an inch, then next thing you know you are on a railroad car heading to the death camps.

Can’t happen here? Read up on the Japanese American Internment.

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2009/tle524-20090621-02.html

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All police officers at state, county, and local levels will be required to wear uniforms on duty and be forbidden to act in a professional capacity when off duty, or wearing civilian clothing. All uniforms must bear individual name patches and badge numbers easily legible from a distance of fifty yards, and it will be unlawful to cover or obscure them in any way. It will also be unlawful for police officers to conceal their facial features with any sort of helmet or mask, or to wear camouflaged or military-style clothing.

All vehicles employed by local police must be clearly marked and readily identifiable, with highly-visible registration numbers. With the exception of emergency medical and rescue services, agencies at every level of government will be forbidden the use of helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, or unmanned drones which, in recent years, have become instruments of state terrorism and statist oppression.

It is long past time to demilitarize the police. To reestablish a proper relationship between them and the people they’re supposed to serve, officers may not possess, carry, or use any weapon prohibited to civilians within their jurisdiction, nor carry a weapon of any kind off duty, concealed or otherwise, until all laws forbidding civilians to do so in exactly the same manner have been repealed.

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What is the penalty for police abuse?

It must be at least an immediate suspension leading to termination. No excuses!

If it’s especially egregious, criminal proceedings should be mandatory.

Argh!

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LIBERTY: A one-party system called by two names

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

http://lewrockwell.com/reed/reed225.html

Vote?
by Fred Reed

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Having a one-party system called by two names is a technically slick way of disenfranchising the public without their noticing. In a parliamentary system all manner of politics would gain expression in proportion to their prevalence in the population. With two identical parties, no dissenting view can ever gain office. A masterly dodge, this.

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What a masterful plot to pull the wool over the eyes of “We, The Sheeple”!

Tweetle dum and tweetle dumber.

Ron Paul is the only one with a significant difference between the candidates. Scratch that, “ANY difference”.

I’m gradually coming around to what most folks in the USA do — NOT vote.

ERP!

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LIBERTY: The Fifth of November

Saturday, November 5, 2011

“Words have always retained their power”

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If you have to ask, don’t bother. You’re “We, The Sheeple”!

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LIBERTY: BHO44 orders the murder of an American citizen

Sunday, October 2, 2011

http://dumpdc.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/flash-editorials-october-1-2011/

Flash Editorials October 1, 2011
By Russell D. Longcore

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The Nation II: Anwar al Awlaki, an American citizen and Muslim cleric, was assassinated IN YEMEN by a CIA drone. Barack Obama personally ordered this murder. Three others were killed in the attack. Awlaki was afforded no due process as any American citizen deserves. No effort to arrest this man was made. Barry became this man’s judge, jury and executioner. Children, can you count all the ways that this is wrong? Last time I checked, ordering a hit on another person is First Degree Murder. But I guess when you’re in the DC government, it’s OK. By the way, just exactly when is it OK for military personnel to disobey an unlawful order? If this incident doesn’t qualify, nothing does. Are there any Oath Keepers in the military?

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Where does it stop?

This President was elected whining about “fair trials”.

I guess low approval ratings have to be counteracted in some fashion.

This is another sad day for the “American Experiment”.

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POLITICAL: ½ California and ½ New Jersey to freedom?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

http://dumpdc.wordpress.com/2011/07/13/meet-americas-51st-broke-state/

Meet America’s 51st (Broke) State
by Tyler Durden

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(Editor’s Note: This would actually be a story with some legs if the Southern Californians wanted to secede and actually become a new nation, separate from the USA. But mostly it’s just an amusement piece.)

It is only fitting that a few days after South Sudan became the newest independent country to join the roster of IMF and World Bank “modernization and industrialization” targets, another Southern version of something should break apart, although some may be surprised that this latest secession is not somewhere in the middle of Africa, but in America’s own insolvent back yard. Meet Southern California. “Accusing Sacramento of pillaging local governments to feed its runaway spending and left-wing policies, a Riverside County politician is proposing a solution: He wants 13 mostly inland, conservative counties to break away to form a separate state of “South California.” Supervisor Jeff Stone, a Republican pharmacist from Temecula, called California an “ungovernable” financial catastrophe from which businesses are fleeing and where taxpayers are being crushed by the burden of caring for welfare recipients and illegal immigrants.” Ah yes, the heart of prosperity that is the Inland Empire, known for such great achievements as Hell’s Angels, the most ridiculous excesses of the housing bubble, Del Taco, and… that’s pretty much it. This sounds like yet another Swiss Watch plan.

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Interesting in that maybe not only is the Federal Gooferment too big, but maybe states are too.

Staten Island wanted to come to New Jersey.

And, NJ could be broken in half. Trade North Jersey to New York for Staten Island. And, an undisclosed amount of cash.

Think of others Texas, Florida, North Carolina.

Anything that got too many people or too much land should be broken up.

As it all crumbles like the USSR, into smaller “moreresponsive to the people” units,

Secession?

One can only hope.

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POLITICAL: Too big to fail?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

http://lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis249.html

Banks Should Die for Their Countries, Not Countries for Their Banks
by Eric Margolis

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Greece is using the same scare-tactics that the supposedly too-big-to-fail insolvent US banks employed in 2008: “if I go down, I’ll take everyone with me.”

In this case, it’s Europe’s big banks. Three big French banks, BNP, Crédit Agricole, Société Général, hold large chunks of Greece’s debt. If Greece defaults, goes the hue and cry, French, German, Swiss, and Belgian banks may crash.

Here we go again. Politicians have allowed the banking industry not only to grow larger than manufacturing, notably in the United States where the top five banks control 40% of all deposits, but to become so powerful, over-extended, and risky they are a danger to itself and the public.

Bankers who invested in Greek debt or US subprime mortgages were greedy fools and should be fired, not rescued.

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Seems logical to me “2big2fail” is “2big2be”.

Only politicians and bureaucrats don’t seem to see the concept.

Nature only allows an efficient size.

“We, The Sheeple” need to update our paradigms and memes.

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LIBERTY: No freedom at the DMV

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/an-alien-in-my-own-land-120563539.html

An alien in my own land
Vin Suprynowicz
Posted: Apr. 24, 2011 | 2:16 a.m.

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I got a little postcard from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles a few weeks ago, reminding me it’s been eight years since I last had my picture taken, and that I had to go renew my driver’s license in person.

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I asked to speak to a supervisor. One Sheri Olsen, who is paid $49,614 per year plus amazing benefits for the job of refusing to renew valid driver’s licenses for native-born Americans with an unusually large number of authentic identification documents, was finally located to (of course) repeat the same lunacy.

“Your name doesn’t match,” she said.

Why was this never a problem before? Especially when Franklin Roosevelt swore up and down that our Social Security numbers would always remain confidential between us and the single appropriate federal agency — never to be used for purposes of identification the way the Nazis did?

“It’s because of 9/11,” she said.

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Amusing.

A superb writer, Vin skewers the stupidity of “The Real Id” Act.

Funny, too, because Frau Reinke had to prove her marriage. But I didn’t. Then, was told that her “Hudson County” birth certificate was “no good” because of rampant fraud in that office. So she had to trek back to “order”, (and pay 16$ for), a “replacement” that took 4 weeks to get.

(Needless to say she wasn’t pleased and my anti Gooferment rant wasn’t well received either. She may have told me to “shuddup”. Lovingly, of course. But it was funny to see her get upset with the stupidity. She didn’t tolerate stupisity well. Especially when it cost her tim, effort, attention, and money. Sh had to have a money order. No cash, no checks, no credit card. So she had to go across the street to a bodega where a very funny Hispanic man had a stack of 16$ money orders all printed out. 19.50! So back across the street. “It’s not filled out”. So she gives me the priv of filling it out. (I had a pen.) For address I put “Suite EV01″. Away we go home to await her cert. Yup, you guessed it. We got junk mail to “EV01″ before the cert arrived. She wasn’t pleased at that either.)

(That junk stopped quickly after I applied my BSR correction technique. If some one spamming you gives you a BSR, you have a moral obligation to return it. Suitably filled. They pay by weight for the return. Junk mail for the junk mailers.)

When do “We, The Sheeple” rise up and say “No more”?

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LIBERTY: A libertarian is … …

Friday, February 25, 2011

http://ncc-1776.org/whoislib.html

Zero Aggression Principle (“Zap”)

A libertarian is a person who believes that no one has the right, under any circumstances, to initiate force against another human being for any reason whatever; nor will a libertarian advocate the initiation of force, or delegate it to anyone else.

Those who act consistently with this principle are libertarians, whether they realize it or not. Those who fail to act consistently with it are not libertarians, regardless of what they may claim.

— L. Neil Smith

Formerly called the “Non-Aggression Principle”, or “NAP”

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LIBERTY: A Libertarian’s New Year’s Resolutions by Harry Browne

Saturday, January 1, 2011

http://www.libertyforall.net/?p=5337

A Libertarian’s New Year’s Resolutions
Posted in LFA Flashback by R Lee Wrights on December 30th, 2010
by Harry Browne

1. I resolve to *sell* liberty by appealing to the self-interest of each prospect, rather than *preaching* to people and expecting them to suddenly adopt my ideas of right and wrong.

2. I resolve to keep from being drawn into arguments or debates. My purpose is to inspire people to want liberty — not to prove that they’re wrong.

3. I resolve to *listen* when people tell me of their wants and needs, so I can help them see how a free society will satisfy those needs.

4. I resolve to identify myself, when appropriate, with the social goals someone may seek — a cleaner environment, more help for the poor, a less divisive society — and try to show him that those goals can never be achieved by government, but will be well served in a free society.

5. I resolve to be compassionate and respectful of the beliefs and needs that lead people to seek government help. I don’t have to approve of their subsidies or policies — but if I don’t acknowledge their needs, I have no hope of helping them find a better way to solve their problems.

6. No matter what the issue, I resolve to keep returning to the central point: how much better off the individual will be in a free society.

7. I resolve to acknowledge my good fortune in having been born an American. Any plan for improvement must begin with a recognition of the good things we have. To speak only of America’s defects will make me a tiresome crank.

8. I resolve to focus on the ways America could be so much better with a very small government — not to dwell on all the wrongs that exist today.

9. I resolve to cleanse myself of hate, resentment, and bitterness. Such things steal time and attention from the work that must be done.

10. I resolve to speak, dress, and act in a respectable manner. I may be the first libertarian someone has encountered, and it’s important that he get a good first impression. No one will hear the message if the messenger is unattractive.

11. I resolve to remind myself that someone’s “stupid” opinion may be an opinion I once held. If *I* can grow, why can’t I help *him* grow?

12. I resolve not to raise my voice in any discussion. In a shouting match, no one wins, no one changes his mind, and no one will be inspired to join our quest for a free society.

13. I resolve not to adopt the tactics of Republicans and Democrats. They use character assassination, evasions, and intimidation because they have no real benefits to offer Americans. We, on the other hand, are offering to set people free — and so we can win simply by focusing on the better life our proposals will bring.

14. I resolve to be civil to my opponents and treat them with respect. However anyone chooses to treat me, it’s important that I be a better person than my enemies.

Originally published by Harry Browne in 1998.

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