POLITICAL: Just say no to the Gooferment

Monday, July 13, 2015

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2015/07/09/poll-majority-of-americans-support-states-opting-out-of-federal-programs/

Poll: Majority of Americans Support States Opting Out of Federal Programs

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A recent Rasmussen poll indicates a growing number of Americans agree with James Madison and support state refusal to cooperate with the federal government.

The first key finding was that a majority of likely voters in the U.S. believe states should have the right to opt out of federal programs.

The poll indicates that 54 percent believe states should ignore federal programs they don’t agree with. The number jumps if the program includes unfunded mandates. A full 61 percent of likely voters think states should have the right to opt out of federally mandated programs if the feds don’t help pay for them.

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In other words, even though the Court has found Obamacare “constitutional,” states can still opt out and refuse to implement or participate in its operation.

Madison established this principle before the Constitution was even ratified. Writing in Federalist #46, the “Father of the Constitution” addressed an important question: how do Americans keep a limited federal government from acting outside of its delegate powers?

Madison wrote that the states hold the key to checking federal power through a “refusal to cooperate with officers of the Union.” Additionally, he wrote:

“Should an unwarrantable measure of the federal government be unpopular in particular States, which would seldom fail to be the case, or even a warrantable measure be so, which may sometimes be the case, the means of opposition to it are powerful and at hand.”

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In fact, as Madison brilliantly argues in Federalist #46, the system was set up that way. The founding generation never intended to establish a monopoly government centered along the banks of the Potomac. Without the ability of states to act against unconstitutional, or even constitutional, yet unpopular acts, the federal government becomes an entity with unlimited power.

When states opt out or refuse to participate, they create effective impediments and obstructions to federal powers

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So, one must work from the bottom up.

Oppose Federal actions locally.

Non-violent non-cooperation.

Argh!

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POLITICAL: Kate Steinle Collateral Damage

Sunday, July 12, 2015

https://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/bill-oreilly-murdered-woman-illegal/2015/07/07/id/653924/

O’Reilly: Kate Steinle ‘Collateral Damage to Insane Far-Left Politics’
By Greg Richter   |   Tuesday, 07 Jul 2015 10:10 PM
   
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Katherine Steinle, the 32-year-old woman shot to death in San Francisco allegedly by an illegal immigrant, was “collateral damage to the insane far-left politics that have long corrupted the City by the Bay,” Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said Tuesday.

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Absolutely correct.

When will the mundanes aka sheeple aka low information voters wake up?

If ever.

Like MSNBC Chis O’Donnell and Rudy Giuliani recently agreed, the R’s want cheap labor and the D wan’t the votes.

So nothing will ever change, unless people get really mad.

Forget the TV and the internet, physically confront politicians, bureaucrats, and candidate demanding action.

  • Close the borders
  • Terminate visa programs with countries that send us or refuse to take back their criminals.
  • Tighten the immigration standards.
  • Cut welfare for corporations and “takers”. (Charity should be done by people who care.) 
  • Get rid of incumbent politicians.

And it better get done now!

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POLITICAL: How did Gooferment Skrules work out for Christians?

Saturday, July 11, 2015

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/07/bionic-mosquito/will-american-christians-resist-the-state/

Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth
By Bionic Mosquito
July 8, 2015

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Dreher is right – the sky isn’t falling; it fell, long ago. Nothing has shifted tectonically with this decision.

It was American Christians that led the charge to public funding of education. Millions of American Christians continue to send their children to public schools today. The state will educate your children – how did that work out?

It is American Christians who demand that their Christian private schools meet all standards of government curriculum.

American Christians support the military and wars; the killing of countless millions of non-combatants – people who never presented a threat – does not cause a flinch. On every holiday, they turn their house of worship into a house of warship.

American Christians support the brutality of the State of Israel.

American Christians support torture.

American Christians leave benevolent good works to the state.

American Christians support the drug wars, turning individuals who – at worst – have an unhealthy habit or addiction into hardened criminals.

American Christians look to salvation by the state:

Voting Republican and other failed culture war strategies are not going to save us now.

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Not so good.

I often relate the story of co-worker and schools:

He was of modest means with three children. He couldn’t “afford” to send them to private or Catholic school. So he had to send them to Gooferment Skrules where they learned “stuff” that was at direct odds to his religious beliefs. So he was taxed: for a “service” he really couldn’t afford, for a “service” he really didn’t want, and a “service” that contravened his moral beliefs that he wanted pass on to his children.

That’s some “freedom of religion”.

The socialists have capture the country by educational propaganda.

And Christians led that change.

Stupidity!

Now it’s so deeply ingrained that no one can conceive of freedom.

Argh!

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POLITICAL: The first memorial to go should be Old Abe’s

Thursday, July 9, 2015

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/07/thomas-dilorenzo/tear-down-that-monument/

Tear Down That Monument!
A “Progressive” Case for Demolishing the Lincoln Memorial

By Thomas DiLorenzo
July 8, 2015

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The totalitarian socialists among us who try to disguise their true beliefs by calling themselves “progressives” are currently in the middle of one of their periodic fits of hyper-PC hysteria. Upon learning that the mentally deranged, drugged-up little monster who murdered all those people in a Charleston church had his picture taken with a Confederate flag, the “progressives” commenced a new crusade to obliterate not only the Confederate flag from American memory, but also the memory of anyone in history whose views on race are not identical to theirs. They have even called for the demolition of the Jefferson Memorial; and the July 4 Daily Caller included an article about a Portland, Oregon teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School in that city who has started a campaign to rename the school. The Daily Caller refers to Wilson as “a model progressive Democrat,” which he was, but he was also a racist and a white supremacist.

However racist Woodrow Wilson, the old Princeton University political science professor, might have been, his public utterances on race were nothing compared to those of the real darling and “model” of “progressives” everywhere (and of neocons everywhere as well) – Abraham Lincoln. The following is a sampling of Lincoln’s racist and white supremacist beliefs (“CW” stands for Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, followed by the volume and page numbers):

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This article confirms my bias that Lincoln was the worst President.

http://wp.me/Pg9z-2ak 

On any basis, he was a “war criminal”.

He instructed his generals to make war on the civilians in the south.

No wonder there has been generations of hatred in the south.

In addition to all the other misrepresentations, the War of Northern Aggression was about taxation and tariffs.

Pure and simple.

But, I’m sure old Abe will never come off the FED’s five dollar bill. He made the FED possible with the income tax, debt, and warfare spending.

Argh!

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POLITICAL: GUNS (Virtual State of the Union 2013)

Saturday, July 4, 2015

2015-Jul-04 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_T-F_zfoDqI

Published on Feb 21, 2013

In this segment of his Virtual State of the Union, the Virtual President talks about why politicians want to talk about gun control rather than crime control, and delivers the factual evidence and historical truths that make the case for the Second Amendment self-evident.

For the latest from The Virtual President go to http://www.mrvirtualpresident.com

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A bonus post on “Independence Day”.

I wonder how many people can watch this about 8 minute video and not be swayed.

Stand up to the political elite and say “I do NOT consent”.

If not, now when? “Then you can sing about the land of the free

[TIP ‘o’ the HAT to: my Luddite old friend.]

“…if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.” -Churchill, The Second World War, vol. 1, The Gathering Storm (London: Cassell, 1948, 272, on the British guarantee to Poland in Spring 1939.

“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)

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RANT: I don’t consent to be governed

Friday, July 3, 2015

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/07/eric-peters/celebrating-the-freedoms-we-dont-have/

Changing of Our Guards
By Eric Peters
Eric Peters Autos
July 3, 2015

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The “long train of abuses” (as Jefferson described them 239 years ago this Saturday) is extensive. Far more so today than it was back then. And yet, we – most Americans – continue to play their part in the annual July Fourth kabuki theater. We pretend we’re “free” – and the government pretends it has the “consent of the governed.”

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Peaceful civil disobedience?

The time has come to send the political class a message.

Non-cooperation.

“Yes. In the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.” — movie Gandhi (1983)

Argh!

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POLITICAL: “The problems we face don’t have anything to do with the flag”

Friday, July 3, 2015

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/06/30/civil-rights-icons-tough-message-to-black-community-about-confederate-flag-if-black-lives-matter/

Civil Rights Icon’s Tough Message to Black Community on Confederate Flag: ‘If Black Lives Matter…’
Jun. 30, 2015 9:16pm Jason Howerton

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Civil rights icon and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young is imploring the black community to focus on addressing actual racism and the problems negatively impacting blacks rather than the Confederate flag, which is a merely a “symbol that means a lot of things to a lot of people.”

“The problems we face don’t have anything to do with the flag,” Young said in an interview with WAGA-TV in Atlanta. “The fact is that 93 percent of the black people killed are killed by other black people. So if black lives matter, let us start believing that we matter.”

Young, who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said the “challenge” facing the country is “not to wipe out our past history but to learn to live together in the future.”

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Here’s a leader that understands what’s important.

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