Americans & Career Politicians
Make A Mockery Of Independence Day
The idea of freedom from a tyrant
across the great ocean in the British Empire began long before
1776. However, the states formally severed ties with "their King"
when one of the greatest documents ever written, the United
States Declaration of Independence was issued on behalf of
a new sovereign nation. Freedom was proclaimed on July 4, 1776.
Those who so courageously signed that document proudly set in
"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance
on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to
each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."
The men, some of them young teens, fought the British for the
right to be free. Many women not only stood by their men in such
a monumental contest, but also young girls like Sybil
Luddington. She was 16 when "called into service" for the
cause. I actually own one of the rare copies of Sybil Luddington's
Ride by Erick Berry. My book cases are filled from the floor to
the ceiling with the history of this constitutional republic;
I've read them all over the past 21 years. More than I ever learned
in school even though civics was still a required class way back
Today, the words in the Declaration of Independence mean nothing
to tens of millions of Americans who could care less about the
sacrifices made to give us freedom and liberty because they have
zero understanding of the history of their own country. Of course,
that has been the goal for close to four decades in this country.
Dumb down the population using government indoctrination centers
called public schools. Get rid of civics and ridicule any patriotism.
Remember those goals of the communist party?
Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 - January 10, 1963
Current Communist Goals
Extension of Remarks of Hon. A.S. Herlong, Jr., of Florida in
the House of Representatives
Thursday, January 10, 1963
* Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for
socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum.
Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
* Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate,
old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation
between nations on a worldwide basis.
* Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish
aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."
* Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching
of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part
of the "big picture."
The words of Samuel Adams, instigator of the Boston Tea Party,
signed the Declaration of Independence and known as the Father
of the American Revolution, have been forgotten by tens of millions
in this country as they pursue what makes them feel good:
"Let divines and philosophers, statesmen and patriots, unite their
endeavors to renovate the age, by impressing the minds of men
with the importance of educating their little boys and girls,
of inculcating in the minds of youth the fear and love of the
Deity and universal philanthropy, and, in subordination to these
great principles, the love of their country; of instructing them
in the art of self-government without which they never can act
a wise part in the government of societies, great or small; in
short, of leading them in the study and practice of the exalted
virtues of the Christian System." October 4, 1790
For millions, today means guzzling beer, endless sports to choose
from, females running around with a couple of band aids over their
pubic area and breasts at the beach as they peddle their wares,
doing "recreational" drugs, watching porn on the Internet or attending
folksy political fund raisers serving up hot dogs and potato salad.
For millions it will be getting that 50% off sale at some retail
outlet peddling cheap junk from communist China. Never a single
thought about what today means passes through the wind tunnel
between their ears.
I'm all for a little fun on your day off, but millions make a
mockery of why Independence Day was made a national holiday. The
worst are career politicians, Republicans and Democrats alike,
with their lies about keeping "us" safe as they strip the Bill
of Rights clean like a fresh plucked chicken. The author of When
Governments Go Rogue summed it up accurately:
"The kind of intrusion by government allowed by the American people
today is utterly astounding. Bank records, medical records, political
viewpoints, phone conversations, emails, child rearing practices,
food eating habits, health pursuits, social networking habits,
biometric data, travel; nothing is safe from the prying eyes of
"At what point did we as a nation decide that the government's
opinion of the domestic ideal should become the precedent? At
what point did we decide that a faceless bureaucracy knows better
than we do what is best for us? When did our lives become an open
book to be read at the government's leisure?
"I say "we decided", because we must bear a large part of the
blame. From the institution of the Patriot Acts, to the utilization
of the FISA domestic spying bill, to the latest monitoring and
cataloging by the DHS and the Federal Reserve of private internet
activity, we have stood by and done little to nothing in response.
"The argument put forth by establishment proponents has always
been that the government's task is to keep us safe. In order to
do this, they say, there can be nowhere for "evil doers" to hide.
Therefore, the privacy of every individual must be sacrificed
for the greater good of the greater number. This argument is unabashed
"Governments do not keep people safe. Governments are historically
predisposed to ending far more lives than they protect, especially
when they have strayed from their original mandates. When a government
goes rogue, or has been honed as a tool for control rather than
defense, its directives lean towards self preservation, not the
preservation of the public. That is to say, the government and
those who directly benefit from its manipulation set policies
that ensure their own safety, and no one else's.
"Without a doubt, all the anti-4th Amendment legislation that
has been passed over the course of last decade is focused not
on some sinister force, foreign or domestic. Instead, it has been
focused on average American citizens, because, whether we want
to admit it or not, the government sees US as their greatest enemy."
Now it's drones flying over our heads as well as troops on the
streets of America. All made possible by slimy politicians like
Speaker of the House, John Boehner:
Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant.
Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight.
Boehner voted to renew the freedom killing, "Patriot" Act, as
did Eric Cantor, Darrell Issa and Steve King - all Republicans
who claim to fight for our constitutional rights. Hogwash. The
majority of Congress has been passing bills since 9-11 crushing
our freedoms and liberty to live our lives without government
snooping. The full roll call list is here if you'd like to see
how your "conservative" representative voted. Those three mentioned
have allegedly won their primaries. Unless something goes wrong,
they will win the pretend election in November and go right back
to Congress in January 2013, to pass more bills beating us into
the ground so we can't even walk out the door without breaking
some law. Privacy issues mean nothing to the vermin in the Outlaw
Congress in their quest to "keep us safe". It's all about control
and monitoring our every move 24/7. But --- the biggest consideration
when dealing with "laws" signed by some puppet president is jurisdiction.
A legal issue so many of have been writing about for decades,
but so few pay attention to or even understand. We know about
activist judges and the toxic decisions they've been making for
decades. The gutless cowards that serve in the Outlaw Congress
refuse to impeach them. Let me give you just one of a thousand
examples that would have caused real men like Patrick Henry to
owl could be game-changer in Tombstone water war. "The owl
is a threatened species, and until a few days ago its presence
in fire-scorched Miller Canyon was a matter of speculation. But
now that it has surfaced, the owl could be a game-changer in the
water war between the U.S. Forest Service and the Wild West city
made famous by the 30-second gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Tombstone
is trying to repair a 26-mile pipeline that has brought mountain
spring water into the city since 1881. It was damaged during last
summer's Monument Fire and monsoon rains that brought mud, water
and boulders crashing down the denuded slopes...
"Tombstone now asserts that it owns 25 springs in the Huachuca
Mountains and shouldn't have to ask anyone for permission to maintain
its own water line. The Forest Service says Tombstone holds permits
for just five springs, and it argues the city is trying to exploit
a natural disaster to expand its water system. With the conservative
Goldwater Institute taking on Tombstone's legal work, the court
battle has blossomed into a full-blown states rights dispute.
Tombstone is getting the attention of activists from Utah, New
Mexico and other Western states who say the federal government
has gone too far. It has become ground zero in a rekindled Sagebrush
It all comes down to the rights of a sovereign state as constitutional
attorney, Larry Becraft, so
succinctly wrote about in a column: "Perhaps the best way
to determine the jurisdiction of any given federal agency is to
examine various cases regarding the subject matter of that agency.
For example, the United States Constitution does not provide that
Congress has any authority concerning the fish and wildlife within
this country and this has been previously litigated with obvious
results. In McCready v. Virginia, 94 U.S. 391, 394- 95 (1877),
the Supreme Court held regarding the fish within the oceans:
"[T]he States own the tidewaters themselves and the fish in them,
so far as they are capable of ownership while running." The title
thus held is subject to the paramount right of navigation, the
regulation of which, in respect to foreign and interstate commerce,
has been granted to the United States. There has been, however,
no such grant of power over the fisheries. These remain under
the exclusive control of the state."
Since it is a holiday, I hope you will take the time to read Larry's
trio of columns on that issue. They aren't very long; see links
below. Larry also has a superb analysis on federal
We know we're in dire straits, but what to do? Dante Alighieri,
an Italian Poet said it rather well: "For what is liberty but
the unhampered translation of will into act?" The sovereign states
of the Union have begun fighting back, but they've also been holding
back. As I said in my last column, the same globalists, socialists,
hard core Marxists and phony conservatives are going to dominate
both houses of Congress in January 2013. While there are a few
limited areas we need to fight at the congressional level, we
have to concentrate on every state legislature in the Union. In
the past few years states rights has once again taken hold. This
time it can be the game changer if we the people make our state
representatives and senators understand that in order to stop
the tyranny coming out of Washington, DC., they have to go rent
a bucket of guts and stand up to the federal machine:
If the States Refuse to Comply?
What if the federal government passes a "law" and everyone ignores
it, or actively blocks its enforcement? What if a state said it
no longer would comply with the EPA, HUD, DOE, DOT, DHS, etc.
etc.? What if multiple states refused to comply with federal rules,
regulations and "laws"? "If they did, what then?
"Would the federal government send in Federal Marshals to arrest
the governor and legislature? What if the people of the state
resisted? Would they call up the National Guard and have them
enforce Martial Law? Would they round up people and put them into
Internment Camps? What if the National Guard refused to follow
their orders? Would they send in the Army?
"Do the states have a right to refuse "laws" that violate the
"If the Constitution is a contract among the several states, as
the founding fathers understood, what is the remedy to violations
of the contract?"
An excellent column I hope you take time to read. There has been
talk of seceding over the years, but that's not realistic nor
is it necessary. The only thing necessary is for the men and women
who serve in our state legislatures to understand their solemn
duty to fight off federal tyranny on behalf of the people in their
the feds bluff just as patriots did on July 4, 2000: "The
events in Jarbidge Canyon on Independence Day, 2000 were intended
to symbolize the resistance of Americans to government efforts
to lock them out of their public lands. Although most of the brigadiers
were from the western states, especially Idaho, Nevada, and Montana,
there were shovelers from all across America and at least one
from Canada. I personally worked alongside a commercial fisherman
from Rhode Island and a computer technician from Georgia. The
states represented included New Jersey, So. Carolina, Florida,
New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah, California, Wyoming, Washington,
Oregon, Colorado and others. Close to 1000 attended the road opening
although they did not all assemble in one place at one time. Some
worked in the Canyon on Monday, some on Tuesday and some on both
days. There were probably 500-600 present for the moving of the
Liberty Rock. "On July 4th a message was sent to the USFS. It
was very clear but it would have been louder if more had attended.
Time will tell if the message was received in good faith.
"A message was also sent to Americans who have not heard or responded
to the call to resist the restrictions the federal government
has placed on our use and access of public and private lands.
Citizens in the West have been voicing their opposition to these
policies for years. The fact that so many traveled from all over
the country to join the brigade is evidence that the message is
beginning to be heard. The press coverage of the grassroots uprising
in Jarbidge was the most extensive ever for an event of this kind
which is usually ignored by the national press. "The Independence
Day shoveling was another step in the physical reopening of the
Jarbidge Canyon road which used to provide citizens access to
the public lands in the area and emergency egress for the residents
of Jarbidge and Murphy Hot Springs.
"I heard many people say that this day, July 4, 2000 was the best
Independence Day celebration of their lives; that they would not
have missed it for anything and that they would do it again if
necessary. I feel the same. Yet I almost did not go. The FS national
campaign to intimidate and discourage shovelers from attending
was pretty effective. Who wanted to take the time and money to
travel to a remote canyon in Nevada with the very real possibility
of being arrested, fined, or imprisoned when the outcome of their
effort was uncertain. Wouldn't it be much better to stay home
and be comfortable with friends and family? Nevertheless I and
hundreds of other Americans made the sacrifice and were glad that
"We are blessed in America because patriots like the Jarbidge
veterans did not stay home. What if Patrick Henry had said " Give
me Security and give me Life" and curled up on the couch? What
if the Minutemen had hidden in their cellars instead of confronting
the Redcoats at Lexington and Concord? The brigadiers repeatedly
spoke of the revolution, the constitution and the founding fathers.
They were consciously engaged in the struggle to establish and
preserve Liberty in America. We were successful on Independence
Day. Our voice has been heard. But it is muted because many who
would have and could have did not speak out by coming to Jarbidge.
The next time you have the opportunity to stand for Freedom, please
do not be intimidated. Do not be lulled into complacency thinking
your efforts are not needed. Do not allow yourself to be immobilized
by media representations of the struggle as futile, unnecessary
or foolish. Do not make the mistake of thinking that a little
tyranny in some remote corner of this land will not affect your
They won. The full story is at the link above.
Here in Texas, we the people are preparing to go after our state
legislators to get certain bills written so they can be submitted
by Thanksgiving. We intend to succeed by joining together to tackle
the top key issues killing our state (and yours). Our last session
saw terrible bills and time wasted on increasing the speed limit
to 85 in this state. Not this time. Texas is one of four states
who are only in session for days every other year. Time is not
on our side, but we are on the move. There are millions of Americans
who do love our country and want to stop the destruction coming
out of Washington, DC. We can't continue trying to put out a thousand
brush fires from the outlaws who serve in the U.S. Congress. We
have to cure the disease, not treat it. The only way that will
happen is boots on the ground and massive pressure put on the
state houses. If you think that doesn't work, boy, oh, boy, you
should read what the people of Tennessee did many years ago:
Tennesseans stage tax
revolt - Massive revolt at state Capitol stops new income-tax
- NASHVILLE, Tenn. - "Police cars blockaded Tennessee
state Capitol entrances and troopers patrolled legislative hallways
this week as the state legislature found itself under siege by
thousands of angry taxpayers upset at a plan to implement a state
income tax. Tennessee is currently one of only nine states without
a state income tax. Opponents of the measure, which would assess
a 5 percent tax on any income above $100,000, are skeptical that
legislators would maintain that high an exemption threshold for
"As protesters began to gather outside the legislative chambers
Monday evening, several legislators were taken away by ambulance
and hospitalized for blood pressure and heart problems as tensions
rose and tempers flared. By Tuesday morning, tax protesters were
brandishing signs reading, "Let's send them all to the ER!"
"Trouble began brewing Friday evening as the state income tax
proposal emerged from a legislative conference committee considering
the state budget after local news shows had already aired. Legislators
supporting the income tax had hoped that a vote would be taken
on the proposal Saturday morning to avoid giving anti-tax groups
time to mount a repeat of the tax revolt that occurred last November,
when an earlier income-tax measure died as taxpayers besieged
legislative offices with tens of thousands of calls and e-mails
every hour." Rest at link above. Of course, the victory came with
big help from local radio stations. Keep that in mind.
An anonymous protester said: "This is a great victory for all
Tennesseans," he said. "The people spoke, and we forced our elected
representatives to listen. Could anything be more American?" Well?
Is it going to freedom and liberty or are we the people going
to continue down the same failed path?
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Empower Congress to Ignore States Rights (Note: Why we have to
challenge the 17th Amendment at the state level)
DEA Find Basis in International Treaties
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