LIBERTY: The Tyranny of the Experts, by Sean Gangol

Yes, I find it downright painful to hear somebody act like he’s an expert, when he hasn’t done the tenth of the research that I have on the subject. That being said I think the notion of letting the experts do all the thinking is downright ludicrous. It is true that Europeans and certain Canadians like to let the so-called experts do all the thinking. I remember this Canadian woman who posted under the name of Socialist Butterfly on the old My Space forum who called me ignorant, when I said that I didn’t agree with the conclusion made by The World Health Organization on which nation had the best healthcare. When I asked why she called me ignorant, she said it was because I ignored a conclusion made by experts. There was also a British soccer player on the forum, who was much more polite than that snooty woman from Canada, but he couldn’t comprehend how I could possibly question the self-proclaimed experts who resided at the WHO either. I would later come to realization that I probably shouldn’t have wasted my time arguing with a fool who called herself Socialist Butterfly. I also realized that I should have asked the nice soccer player from Great Britain how one is to decide who the experts are.

Source: The Tyranny of the Experts, by Sean Gangol

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So how does “We, The Sheeple” “decide who the experts are.”?

I’m an “expert” in my wants, needs, and desires.  So who are the politicians and bureaucrats to tell me I’m “wrong”?

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LIBERTY: State of Tennessee tests of 10th amendment guarantees against federal overreach

2019-Mar-17

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/14/legal-heavyweight-will-represent-tennessee-in-appeal-of-refugee-resettlement-lawsuit/

Legal Heavyweight Will Represent Tennessee in Appeal of Refugee Resettlement Lawsuit
By Michael Patrick Leahy
14 Mar 2019

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The Tennessee case is the only refugee resettlement lawsuit based on the 10th amendment and is the only state resettlement lawsuit still active today,” Barnett added.

Substantial program costs of this federal program have been purposely shifted to state taxpayers over the years. In effect, the federal government is commandeering state taxpayer money for its own purposes, clearly a power that was not delegated to the federal government by the constitution. In fact, the Tennessee lawsuit argues that such dragooning of state resources by the federal government is forbidden by the 10th amendment.

“Objections to intrusive federal power have been around since the beginning of the republic. Federal assertion of authority over how a state spends state taxes is an abuse of the powers delegated to the federal government vis-a-vis state governments. Let’s hope the appeals court thoroughly airs this test of 10th amendment guarantees against federal overreach,” Barnett concluded.

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“We, The Sheeple” really need to repeal the Seventeenth Amendment — “direct” election of Senators.

The Dead Old White Guys put this there to allow the Senate to represent the wishes of the States they represented.  A senator who permitted unfunded mandates on their state would not be there every long.

Of course, the “federalists”, from the Hamilton school of political theater, would like the States to just dry up and blow away.  Much like the ado about the Electoral College, the “federalists” seek to change the Constitution without the bother of following the amendment process.

For extra credit, it’s left to the reader to figure out, why banning alcohol required and Constitutional Amendment and yet banning “drugs” did not?  After that, you can think about the Sixteenth Amendment aka the “income tax” one.

Argh!

Perhaps, “We, The Sheeple” will come tot eh realization that “amendments” are just “amending” away the power of “We, The People”.

Argh! Argh!

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LIBERTY: Kavanaugh fight shows us that Washington is sick. Very sick. SO, REPEAL the 17th Amendment

The collision of Kavanaugh’s nomination with the #MeToo movement — a demand for justice for victims of sexual assault — has paralyzed Washington and turned the once-solemn Supreme Court confirmation process into a theater of human suffering. It is the twisted result, one chief of staff to a Democratic senator said, of the two parties breaking their own system in a tit-for-tat brawl over nominations that led Democrats to end filibusters on lower-court judges and Cabinet nominees and Republicans to respond by doing the same for the high court.

Source: Kavanaugh fight shows us that Washington is sick. Very sick.

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This will get a much better kind of political hacks into the US Senate.  If the State Legislature picks, then they will be immediately accountable to someone the local people can get their hands on.

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LIBERTY: Sicherheitsdeinst aka DHS

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2018/08/21/the-no-fly-license/

The No Fly License
By eric – August 21, 2018

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Three years after the passage of the REAL ID Act, all 50 states had filed for implementation extensions. The creepily named Department of Homeland Security – creepy because it is a literal English translation of the Sicherheitsdeinst which existed in the Heimat of Nazi Germany, the same Nazi Germany that George W. Bush’s grandfather Sen. Prescott Bush snuggled up to prior to and during World War II – responded by issuing various fatwas demanding “full compliance” by such and such a date.

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Let’s start to roll back the oppressive Federal Gooferment.

TSA, DoEd, and DOE would be a good start.

Get the pitchforks and torches.

Argh!

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LIBERTY: Iowa High Court Nullifies

https://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2018/08/iowa-high-court-nullifies-horrible-u-s-supreme-court-fourth-amendment-precedent/

Iowa High Court Nullifies Horrible U.S. Supreme Court Fourth Amendment Precedent

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DES MOINES, Iowa (Aug. 16, 2018) – A recent ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court effectively nullified bad U.S. Supreme Court precedent in the state. The decision was a win for privacy and demonstrates the how state-level action can undermine overreaching federal power.

The case revolved around a police search of Bion Ingram’s car that led to drug charges. Under U.S. Supreme Court precedent, the search was considered constitutional. But instead of trying to fight the battle in federal court, Ingram’s attorneys chose to challenge the search in state court under the Iowa state constitution. Ultimately, the Iowa high court found that the search violated Article 1 Sec. 8 of the Iowa Constitution.

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Great action to constrain the Federal Gooferment over-reaching.

The States created the Federal “Union”; not the other way around.

I hope that more States will stand up and protect their citizens and residents.

Nullification is the strategy and tactic that can bring us back to the “American Experiment”!

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LIBERTY: What was the AR about?

FROM TOM WOODS’ EMAIL BLAST

*** Begin Quote ***

Independence Day is coming up, and I wonder how many people really get why it matters.

In school, we were told this: “No taxation without representation.”

Zzzzzzzz.

The real principles were more like the following.

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(1) No legislation without representation.

The colonists insisted that they could be governed only by the colonial legislatures. This is the principle of self-government.

This is why a Supreme Court ordering localities around is anti-American in the truest sense. It operates according to the opposite principle from the one the American colonists stood for.

(2) Contrary to the modern Western view of the state that it must be considered one and indivisible, the colonists believed that a smaller unit may withdraw from a larger one. Today we are supposed to consider this unthinkable.

(3) The colonists’ view of the (unwritten) British constitution was that Parliament could legislate only in those areas that had traditionally been within the purview of the British government. Customary practice was the test of constitutionality. The Parliament’s view, on the other hand, was in effect that the will and act of Parliament sufficed to make its measures constitutional.

So the colonists insisted on strict construction, if you will, while the British held to more of a “living, breathing” view of the Constitution. Sound familiar?

So let’s recap: local self-government, secession, and strict construction. Not exactly the themes you learned in school.

And not even what you’ll learn in graduate school.

One day I decided I had to know what my fellow Columbia Ph.D. students thought Independence Day was all about.

What could these left-liberals be celebrating? They don’t favor local self-government, which is what the war was all about. They don’t favor strict construction of the Constitution, while the colonists were insisting on precisely that, in a British context.

So what the heck did they think it was all about?

Only one person answered me: “There was a distance involved.”

So the problem was that the ruling class was too far away?

“Come on, men, we must continue making sacrifices so that we may someday have exploiters who live close by!”

I don’t think so.

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Never forget.
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LIBERTY: Seventy-two Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation in Boston

2018-Jul-04

And finally. . . . .

Seventy-two Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation in Boston – source Frontlines of Freedom Newsletter

National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw. Speaking after the clash, Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group’s organizers as “criminals,” issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government’s efforts to secure law and order.

The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed widespread refusal by local citizens to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons. Gage issued a ban on military style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week.

This decision followed a meeting in early this month between government and military leaders at which the
governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms. One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out that “none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily.” Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily-armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government’s plans.

During a tense standoff in the Lexington town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes. The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists. Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange. Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from
surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units. Colonel Smith, finding his forces over matched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

Governor Gage called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops. Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as “ringleaders” of the extremist faction, remain at large.

And this fellow Americans, is how what became known as the American Revolution began, April 20, 1775. On July 4th, 1776 these same extremists signed the Declaration of Independence, pledging to each other and their countrymen their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor. Many of them lost everything, including their families and their lives over the course of the next few years.

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LIBERTY: “How cool is socialism. Ask a Venezuelan. Or his pet rabbit.”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-17/time-wake-call-american-movement-towards-socialism-communism

Time For A Wake-Up Call: The American Movement Towards Socialism & Communism
by Tyler Durden Sat, 03/17/2018 – 12:46

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Just how popular is socialism in America? The majority of millennials are in favor of it. CNN has tweeted about Martin Luther King being a socialist before it was cool to be one. Socialism seems to be the current rage – among those who enjoy all the fruits of capitalism and protection of free speech.

While the wealth created by capitalism is now deemed to be hurtful and unfair, very little is heard about the 20 million people starved and killed under Stalin’s regime. Twenty percent of millennials consider Stalin a hero, and the media does little to dissuade them from this view. Nor does the educational system, which is eager to label American wealth as “white privilege.” History is being glossed over in favor of ideology. Sadly, today’s millennials are more ignorant of history rather than malicious. What is the excuse of teachers and the popular media?

One of the biggest confusion is that socialism and communism are different ideologies. The former may relate more to economics, while the latter is a political system. But, they both include a centralized government as a major tenet, and centralized control is only possible if citizens are denied individual rights. Socialism and communism are both totalitarian regimes that are spelled differently but function alike. It’s where a few elite despots determine the means of production, free speech must be squelched, and no opposition can be tolerated.

If Stalin seems too remote for millennials to grasp, Venezuela exists in the here and now, a graphic example of a socialist paradise.

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I love when a quote can distill the truth into a soundbite accurately.

“How cool is socialism. Ask a Venezuelan. Or his pet rabbit.”

Even a snowflake college student could, or should, be able to understand it.

Argh!

And, a commenter, “Arnold”, threw in my favorite point in the RKBA debate: “Genocide is a tenet of both.” referring to Socialism and Communism.

Wonder how many will listen? 

It’s the politicians and bureaucrats, that are sending us down the road to perdition! Or serfdom.

Argh!

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LIBERTY: Freedom of religion is under attack?

https://apnews.com/6872c40ed84f4ceb83d179d368fb00b5/Mennonite-investigator-jailed-after-refusing-to-testify

Mennonite investigator jailed after refusing to testify
By COLLEEN SLEVIN
42 minutes ago 

[NB: found on 2018-Feb-28 1031]

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DENVER (AP) — A defense investigator in a Colorado death penalty case is behind bars after refusing to testify for prosecutors, saying that helping their effort to execute a defendant would violate her religious beliefs.

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The report really doesn’t expose WHY this testimony is needed?

That being said, I am concerned about this intrusion on “religious liberty”.

Seems like this is an attack on religious liberty.

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LIBERTY: Political veganism is just an another attempt at centralize oppression by Gooferment

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2018/02/get-ready-for-war-on-meat.html

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2018
Get Ready for the War on Meat
By José Niño

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Plant-based diets, especially vegan diets, seem to be all the rage these days.

Based on the practice of eschewing animal products, veganism has attracted a broad coalition of interest groups — ranging from animal rights to environmental activists — who believe that veganism is the most ethical and sustainable way of promoting human health and animal welfare.

At first, these appear to be reasonable premises for an alternative lifestyle that challenges the dietary status quo.

But when placed under the microscope, the modern vegan movement has shown signs of increased politicization and a tendency to mesh with socialist causes. 

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Health arguments aside, the real issue at hand in these discussions is control. Taking a page from their environmentalist ilk, vegans constantly rely on alarmist tactics to advance their cause. And this agenda consists of more than just educational campaigns — it involves using a strong centralized state to carry out their dietary vision.

To achieve this zealous plant-based vision, these actors will ultimately have to control and regulate the means of production of meat. The US government already wields tremendous power over food through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA). These agencies, with pressure from anti-meat activists, can be used as vehicles to implement one-size-fits-all policies.

Central planning of this sort forms the bedrock of socialism and the latest anti-meat crusades represent another ambit that socialists will exploit in order to gain more traction. At its core, political veganism is the same fundamental philosophy but with different cosmetic features.

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While I agree with the “plant-based diet” recommendation, it’s should be just that — a RECOMMENDATION.

The second that anyone urges that the coercive force of the Gooferment — at any level or to any degree — then I oppose it completely.

If anything is “the next great idea”, then why do we need to force people to do it?

Leave people along. If a meme is so good or a paradigm is so obvious, then force is NEVER required.

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LIBERTY: Politicians ignore the realities of economic life

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/seattleites-making-a-run-to-the-border-for-coke/

Danny Westneat / Columnist
Seattleites making a run to the border for … Coke?
Originally published January 31, 2018 at 6:00 am Updated January 31, 2018 at 3:32 pm

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Ahmed Mohamed’s shop in the farthest reaches of West Seattle is so small you can easily miss it. But he’s nevertheless Ground Zero for Seattle’s latest economic experiment.

Mohamed runs West Seattle Halal Market, a two-aisle store specializing in meats and poultry butchered according to Islamic rules. A few shelves in the middle of the store, though, are given over to a popular side product that now has his neighborhood, White Center, literally divided.

“Here is the precious fluid,” Mohamed laughs, showing me around the store.

He holds up a two-liter plastic bottle of Coke.

He once sold it for $2.79. Now it is $4 — a 43 percent increase, due to the city’s new tax on sugary beveragesthat went into effect Jan. 1.

“The customer — they look at the price and then they don’t even talk to you,” Mohamed said. “They just walk away.”

The reason is that a couple hundred feet away, and around the corner of Southwest Roxbury Street, sits a Bartell Drugs. It’s just 15 feet outside the city limits. And spelled out on its main marquee is one source of Mohamed’s problem: “GET YOUR DRINKS HERE,” it reads. “NO SUGAR TAX.”

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Virtually 50% increase.

Argh!

How can “We, The Sheeple” be so stupid to allow the politicians to do “social engineering” on the populace?

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LIBERTY: Did this just screw up the whole Mueller effort?

https://lawandcrime.com/legal-analysis/legal-analysis-heres-why-muellers-seizure-of-transition-emails-likely-violated-the-law/

LEGAL ANALYSIS: Why Mueller’s Seizure of Transition Emails Likely Violated the Law
by Robert Barnes | 5:38 pm, December 18th, 2017

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First, whether the government or company maintains a policy banning personal use.

Second, whether the government or employer monitors the use of the email.

Third, whether third parties have a right of access to the emails beyond technical audits and maintenance.

Fourth, whether the government or employer notifies the individual of the limits on privacy in the emails, whether the individual was aware of those policies, the use of those policies, and the monitoring of those policies. It boils down to whether a person in the individual’s shoes would have had no reasonable expectation of privacy in their email communications.

A fifth factor is relevant in the Fourth Amendment context: whether the government gave an individual notice and the individual had knowledge of the right to refuse to give consent to the future search of their emails.

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Sounds like a lawyer, who should have known better, exceeded his authority.

Does that throw throw the whole result in the rubbish bin?

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Best analysis of the Fourth Amendment issues in the Mueller email seizure that I’ve read so far.

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LIBERTY: Is “liberaltarian” just a new name for socialist?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/11/david-gordon/the-new-progressives/

The New Progressives By David Gordon Mises.org November 18, 2017

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Brink Lindsey self-identifies as a libertarian; and Steven Teles is a modern liberal. They have together devised a new “liberaltarian” outlook. (The word combines elements of “libertarian” and “egalitarian”) It is a new name for an old way of thinking, and students of the Progressives will find little to surprise them.

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Certainly seems so.

The key principle of little L libertarians is the “non aggression principle”

I first heard the easiest explanation of it by Jason Stapleton when he quoted a book title “Don’t hurt people and don’t take their stuff”.

I’m not the arbiter of who’s a “libertarian” and who’s not, but it’s hard to see “Brink Lindsey” as a “libertarian”, regardless of how he self-identifies.

Small limited government is the very least degree of liberatianism as I know it.

The welfare / warfare state as we currently have is not by any stretch of the imagination “libertarian”.

And “progressivism” is merely code for socialism, imho

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LIBERTY: Is it time to reject this faux leftist “liberalism” doctrine?

2017-Oct-26

Is Liberalism a Dying Faith?
By Patrick J. Buchanan October 21, 2017

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On Oct. 7, scores of thousands of Poles lined up along the country’s entire 2,000-mile border — to pray the rosary.

It was the centennial of the Virgin Mary’s last apparition at Fatima in Portugal in 1917, and the day in 1571 the Holy League sank the Muslim fleet at Lepanto to save Europe. G. K. Chesterton’s poem, “Lepanto,” was once required reading in Catholic schools.

Each of these traditionalist-nationalist movements is unique, but all have a common cause. In the hearts of Europe’s indigenous peoples is embedded an ancient fear: loss of the homeland to Islamic invaders.

Europe is rejecting, resisting, recoiling from “diversity,” the multiracial, multicultural, multiethnic and multilingual future that, say U.S. elites, is America’s preordained mission to bring about for all mankind.

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Clearly I think it’s been overdue for rejection of this “nation building” “barbara streisand”!

The USA is not the “world’s policeman” and the “piggy bank” for social engineering.

“We, The Sheeple” should be insisting on dumping the UN as a failed institution (e.g., what countries are on the Human Rights committee; how much corruption do we know about; who needs NYC traffic jams).

The USA has become the “dumping ground” for all the criminals and grifters who come here to suck off the system.

I continue to urge that we end: “welfare” for everyone, the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”, and the foreign “wars” that serve NO strategic interest.

Argh!

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LIBERTy: Independence Day + local self-government, secession, and strict construction

2017-Jul-04

FROM TOM WOODS’ EMAIL

https://www.libertyclassroom.com/

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Independence Day is coming up, and I wonder how many people really get why it matters.

In school, we were told this: “No taxation without representation.”

Zzzzzzzz.

The real principles were more like the following.

(1) No legislation without representation.
The colonists insisted that they could be governed only by the colonial legislatures. This is the principle of self-government.

This is why a Supreme Court ordering localities around is anti-American in the truest sense. It operates according to the opposite principle from the one the American colonists stood for.

(2) Contrary to the modern Western view of the state that it must be considered one and indivisible, the colonists believed that a smaller unit may withdraw from a larger one.

(3) The colonists’ view of the (unwritten) British constitution was that Parliament could legislate only in those areas that had traditionally been within the purview of the British government. Customary practice was the test of constitutionality. The Parliament’s view, on the other hand, was in effect that the will and act of Parliament sufficed to make its measures constitutional.

So the colonists insisted on strict construction, if you will, while the British held to more of a “living, breathing” view of the Constitution. Sound familiar?

So let’s recap: local self-government, secession, and strict construction. Not exactly the themes you learned in school.

*** end quote ***

LIBERTY: Rights are not Gifts from Government

https://youtu.be/xcC0FC5o5bQ

Rights are not Gifts from Government
Tenth Amendment Center
Published on Jun 8, 2017

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Did you know, your rights don’t come from the Constitution? Or even the Bill of Rights? Today, we’re talking about the source of your rights – and how you defend them.

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“We, The Sheeple” need to claim and exercise our rights weather the Gooferment wants us to or not!

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LIBERTY: “All peoples have the right to self-determination”

FROM A FACEBOOK DISCUSSION WITH A RELATIVE
(who’s both a hard left Democrat and a Gooferment employee) 

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Aside from the fiscal death cliff of that would destroy the state from within, your guy Scalia threw water on this . “If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede,” wrote Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in 2010.

Other than fringe libertarians there are no legal conversation that supports a states right to secede.

Don’t let states fool you- they depend on the federal government for their existence. All the noise about states being independent of the federal government is a game played by republican governors and legislators.

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Well, I’m sure if you look at the USSR documents, their collapse wasn’t covered either.

“Right to secede”? Hmmm, interesting concept.

All peoples have the right to self-determination. … All peoples have the right to self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.
Jul 19, 2006
UNPO: Self-determination
http://www.unpo.org/article/4957

The UN says I do.

The question becomes that when NH secedes, will the Federal Gooferment roll tanks on us?

Personally, I don’t care if they do or don’t . If they do, then the fraud of a peaceful benevolent Union is unmasked. If they don’t, we’re free of the tyranny of the “District of Corruption”. Either was, liberty wins.

p.s., The Tenth Amendment to the Constitution reserves all the unstated rights to The States or to The People. Since the “Right to Secede” is UNSTATED, then I must have it.

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LIBERTY: CAL-EXIT is fine as long as we can have NH-exit; plus all the other exits people want

http://nhindependence.org/historical-precedents-peaceful-independence/

Historically, independence has led to peace
January 28, 2017 

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What do these new nations have in common? The majority of the people in these regions felt that their larger parent state did not represent the values of their region. They stood up against it and took things into their own hands. Washington D.C. doesn’t represent us. The motto that New Hampshire holds dear, “Live free or die”, is deep rooted in the veins of the people that live and grew up here. It seems each and every day our values are being taken away. Let’s make a stand.

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I think it is most interesting that the Liberal Left in California is asserting their State’s “rights”. They want to stop funding the Federal Gooferment and leave.

Of course, I wish they could “go in peace”. But we have that pesky “War of Northern Aggression” precedent to deal with.

And, of course, California is underwater with its finances, pension plans, and who knows what else.

In factual terms, all that has to happen is for folks — there, here, or anywhere — just refuse to cooperate.

And of course, someone has to go first.

When I was a kid and being bullied, I just made sure that I took out whomever was first. A heavy book bag right up the legs to the “eggs” ensure that no one after that wanted to be first. Sure, I would up in the principal’s office — to spell it right remember that the principal is your friend — but those bullies never bothered me after the first one or two times. Unfortunately, I changes school three times, so the lessons had to be repeated. 

Remember the Zen maxim: “Lessons will be repeated until the student learns”.

So why cant we all go our own way?

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LIBERTY: What liberals and conservatives really mean!

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2016/tle895-20161023-02.html

Reprinted from Issue 606 (February 6, 2011)
A Brief Synopsis by Cathy L.Z. Smith  

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The liberals meant that they knew better how to run my life, that their hearts were better and more compassionate than mine, and that what was mine was actually theirs to distribute to those their hearts they deemed worthy.

The conservatives meant that they knew better how to run my life, that their minds were better and more productive than mine, and that what was mine was actually theirs to distribute to those their minds they deemed worthy.

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Soon true and so sad.

People should be allowed to run their own lives and accept the consequences of their actions.

End the “(pseudo) War on (some) Drugs”!

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LIBERTARIAN: Secession is the answer

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/08/jim-cox/50-state-solution/

The Fifty State Solution
By Jim Cox
August 20, 2016

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Disgusted by the prospect of Hillary Clinton and/or Donald Trump having the power of the presidency? I certainly am. And for full disclosure here, I don’t think any individual should have the powers that have accrued to the president over this country’s development. As has often been stated, “It’s not the abuse of power, it’s the power to abuse” that we should worry about. Even with some substitute candidates we’d still face the power to abuse problem.

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I am a firm believer in “secession” as a solution to all our political problems.

Of course, unwinding the Federal Gooferment’s knots would be a challenge, if the political elite would permit it. Argh!

Clearly imho Texas, Alaska, Hawaii, Utah, North Dakota, and New Hampshire have substantial support and have taken some steps to facilitate it.

Who will be the first out?

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LIBERTY: Could Trump actually bring back freedom and liberty to the USA?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/06/patrick-j-buchanan/trump-will-win/

After Brexit, a Trump Path to Victory
By Patrick J. Buchanan
June 28, 2016 

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What might a Trumpian policy of Americanism over globalism entail?

A 10 to 20 percent tariff on manufactured goods to wipe out the trade deficit in goods, with the hundreds of billions in revenue used to slash or eliminate corporate taxes in the USA.

Every U.S. business would benefit. Every global company would have an incentive not only to move production here but its headquarters here.

An “America first” immigration policy would secure the border, cut legal immigration to tighten U.S. labor markets, strictly enforce U.S. laws against those breaking into our country, and get tough with businesses that make a practice of hiring people here illegally.

In Europe and America, corporate, financial and political elites are increasingly disrespected and transnationalism is receding. An anti-establishment, nationalist, populist wave is surging across Europe and the USA.

It is an anti-insider, anti-Clinton wave, and Trump could ride it to victory.

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One can only hope!

Slashing the corporate income tax would lower everyone’s cost of living.

“Corporations are merely tax collectors; not taxpayers. They merely pass their costs along.” Lawrence Alan “Larry” Kudlow is an American economist, television personality, and newspaper columnist. August 26, 2014 0830 on WMAL Mornings on the Mall Brian Wilson and Larry O’Connor

Only real people pay those “corporate” taxes.

I’m sure that the D’s and the R’s won’t cooperate since we all know who pays them off! 

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LIBERTY: Can join the Army but can’t drink

http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20160104/NEWS/160109835

Bill would allow 18-year-olds to drink in N.H.
By Max Sullivan msullivan@seacoastonline.com  
Posted Jan. 4, 2016 at 12:14 PM Updated Jan 5, 2016 at 4:36 PM 

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SEABROOK — A Seabrook state representative is seeking to allow limited underage drinking in New Hampshire under the supervision of an adult who is at least 22 years old.

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Doesn’t this seem a little stupid?

No wonder there’s a Heroin epidemic.

They can’t keep drugs out of prisons or schools.

This is NOT a great concession to the cause of liberty. 

Have a long way to go to freedom and liberty in NH!

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LIBERTY: A lot of establishment type hate Trump — a reverse recommendation?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/podcast/political-theater-air/

Political Theater on the AirLew Rockwell and Alex Jones on Trump, Hillary, and everything else.
April 20, 2016

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I used to think that Alex Jones was profiting on the mental illness of Conspiracy Theories.

Now I am not so sure.

Lew and Alex brought up a great point. 

Trump may be a closet libertarian. Operative words “may be”. They gave the following evidence: (1) He wants to avoid war with Russia; (2) He seems to think NATO is obsolete; and (3) he’s has a lot of non-libertarian enemies.

I thought the third was most powerful. 

The guy sure has the “Establishment” shorts in a knot. 

Have to go back to the Republican Rockefeller Establishment stealing the nomination from “Mr. Republican” Bob Taft and give it to the Rockefeller Republican Dwight Eisenhower. 

Argh!

Perhaps the “theft” of this nomination would be a good thing to wake up “We, The Sheeple”?

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LIBERTY: The REALID database is like the Social Security Number

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/04/mark-nestmann/can-publicans-stop-flying/

The IRS could Stop You From Flying. Here’s How…
By Mark Nestmann
Nestman.comApril 6, 2016

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Then there’s the matter of whether Real IDs will actually be, well, real. Proponents say the high-tech identity documents produced under the initiative will be tamperproof and nearly impossible to counterfeit.

But this claim is a bald-faced lie. We need to look no farther than the newest generation of US passports – those equipped with a supposedly tamperproof radio frequency ID (RFID) chip similar to the one inserted into all Real ID compliant driver’s licenses. Hackers have shown it’s almost child’s play to clone an RFID passport. Is it too much to imagine that clever hackers will similarly find a way to hack Real IDs?

But the most threatening aspect of the Real ID initiative is its creation of the equivalent of a national database to include details on 250 million licensed drivers. Each state must provide electronic access to the information contained in its motor vehicle database to all other states.

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Stopping REALID is a very important to our liberty!

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LIBERTY: The FCC is another unconstitutional out-of-control Gooferment appendage

http://www.jasonstapleton.com/fcc-expands-its-powers-over-the-internet/

FCC Expands it’s Powers Over the Internet
By Jason Stapleton –  Apr 1, 2016

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I remember when I first warned about the FCC’s talks about regulating the internet. I took more heat for my position on that issue than any other issue we’ve discussed.  I, of course, warned everyone that this was not, as the FCC suggested, an effort to “keep the internet free” but rather was a massive power grab by the government to regulate an industry it had no business overseeing.

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Jason (correctly) points out the abuses and corruption of the FCC.

First, they are immune to Congressional oversight of their budget because they fund themselves out of the “fees” and “fines” that they themselves “legislates”. 

Second, they are “regulating” to “keep the internet free”. “barbara streisand”!

Third, they play the poor and children as proxies for their “bleeding heart” liberalism.

Argh!

No one “needs” the FCC!

It’s an unconstitutional infringement.

Argh!

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LIBERTY: Proper role of Gooferment

http://www.jasonstapleton.com/what-is-the-role-of-government/

What IS the Role of Government?
By Jason Stapleton –  Mar 30, 2016

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Now to be fair Trump did say that his top three were security, security, security but let’s not kid ourselves, that was a cop out, and he went on to say that healthcare and education were very important. I wonder if he can show me where in the list of enumerated powers he finds healthcare and education listed.

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While I am NOT a Trump fan, he may well be the “prettiest nag in the glue factory corral”.

It’s clear that NONE of the Republican or Democrat candidates have a clue about the proper role. 

(Spoiler alert: It’s the protection of life, liberty, and property. Equal opportunity; not equal outcomes. A level playing field where everyone can be their “best” and be secure in their “papers and property”!)

Even some of the Libertarian Party candidates get it wrong. (See they think to win they have to not be too “out there”.)

Ron Paul was 99% of a great candidate but he was labeled “crazy”.

SOoo instead, “We, The Sheeple” get more war, more welfare, more Gooferment, more “laws”, more “regulations”, more “diktats”, and more unacceptable behavior by politicians and bureaucrats!

Really, Hillary’s email, Bernie’s “free college”, and on and on and on.

Time to put a stop to the whole merry-go-round.

How?

Just refuse to consent.

Look at the “respect” that the average motorist has for “speed limits”.

It’s the reason that Alcohol Prohibition ended. “We, The Sheeple” stopped cooperating at the jury box and the ballot box.

So remember, “no victim; no crime” if you get on a jury.

And, every time you vote, make a statement!

p.s., Who said: “If  nominated, I will not run. If elected, I will not serve.”?

http://goo.gl/UjzJ2C

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