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

Sunday, September 30, 2018

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

Friday, August 24, 2018

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

Sunday, August 19, 2018

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?

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

FROM TOM WOODS’ EMAIL BLAST

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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.

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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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LIBERTY: Seventy-two Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation in Boston

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

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.”

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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?

Thursday, March 1, 2018

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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