" Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you
should never wish to do less." General Robert E. Lee


Sunday, December 9, 2012

CONTROL, or a lack thereof.

9 December, 2012

     Although I've always believed that the government was a necessary evil, I had a hard time believing 1984 would come true in my lifetime. I read that book in 1981, at the young age of 12, and have had a bag ready to go ever since. Couple that with a Father who is a Baptist minister, and devoted every Sunday night sermon to The Revelation, for about six months when I was 13-14 years of age, and well........ you know, I have an interesting perspective of the events of the last 25 years. "May you live in interesting times" was not meant as a blessing by those that used it, and these are interesting times indeed. Take the RFID chip the obamacare law mandates we recieve, starting in March 2013. Whether you believe it's the mark of the beast, or a draconian government, trying to implement a total control measure, it's wrong, and violates a number of your rights as a free person. I'm curious why this was not given any coverage by Mittens during the election campaign. I feel the placing of an RFID chip in my body is A TOUCH more unconstitutional than the individual mandate most of them were harping about. Why would the reps in DC hardly give any lip service to this glaringly unconstitutional control issue? Simple, they're either in on it, they don't want to lose their place at the trough, or they are cowards that don't deserve the title of "Representative".  Let's see, "in on it", that's easy, TREASON, a hanging offense. "Don't want to lose their place at the trough" that's just plain greed, which would be TREASON, same rope. "Cowards" I don't know that I would hang a coward, but they would be publicly whipped, and branded on the forehead with that title.

     Other control issues the Gov wants to push and is considering. Well, I already commented on this, and now The Powers That Be are entertaining this draconian feces. Let me be blunt, the fact that William Presson, Chief Inspector of the United States Marshals Service, , Col. Kevin Benson of the Army's University of Foreign Military and Cultural Studies, and Jennifer Weber, a Civil War expert at the University of Kansas, are given any audience at all should scare the hell out of you. This recent story by an NSA whistleblower says alot about the state of THE STATE, and how TPTB feel about us, you know, THE ZOMBIES. What, you didn't know the government spent money on a first responder exercise that had zombies? Ok, here's the deal, you're either for freedom, or you're not. If your a lazy bastard who wants to be given everything and will do whatever your told by TPTB to keep getting it, you deserve what you get. I truely feel sorry for you, there are worse things than dying. I believed the gun control issue was going to be the "Crossing of the rubicon" for the government, causing a revolt. I now believe the RFID Chip plan from obamacare will be that event, if the country doesn't go into a state of chaos from economic conditions or a false flag event prior to it.

     The people of this country are going to have to make a decision concerning these control measures. Either you take what they require, or you resist it. If you plan on resisting, you better have a plan, and that plan better include what your gonna do AFTER you make your stand against tyranny. Do you know how to defeat FLIR, what about drones? Don't plan on goin' to the house of anyone you converse with on your cellphone, or any social network (FB, Twitter, Myspace), the gov knows who you know, what do you think the Fusion Centers are for? Do you have friends that will put you up in their basement, no questions asked, if necessary, and they're not on the cell/social media network? Since they already control the internet, don't plan on contacting anyone that way, when it gets bad. It will be like Egypt right now.

     As for me, I WON'T TAKE IT!!!! If the government and it's representatives try to force this violation upon me or mine, they will recieve an invasive chip of their own, the only question is, what the weight of that chip will be.

American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE





Sunday, November 4, 2012

Bring It On!!!!!!!!

4 Nov. 2012

     So the last two weekends on vacation were great, but back to work. So the election is right around the corner in two days. We've had a major storm that has turned some of the east coast into thunderdome, and the Bengazi incident has come to the forefront, proving that BooHOo is not only incompetent, but criminally negligent, and the lying jackass, we all knew he was. So now, on top of the multiple state emergency issues, we have a nationally televised exceter of oral flatulance, spewing his vitriolic hatred in the form of a political endorsement/threat though "comedy". To this I say, "BRING IT ON!" I'm not even voting for romney, I loath him almost as much as BooHOo, but if these racist pieces of feces think they can threaten conservatives any longer, they've got another thing coming. Go ahead, do it and see what happens, but keep something in mind, it's easier to defend a position than to attack it. 'Nuff said.

American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Welcome to 1984, Thought Crime


 26 August, 2012

     Brandon Raub, Marine Combat Veteran, was arrested for thoughtcrime on the evening of 17 August. Surely there must be a mistake, you can’t do that in this country, right? Well apparently the Feds can and did because Brandon said this on Facebook.

      The Truth
by Brandon J Raub on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 10:00 am

America has lost itself. We have lost who we truly are. This is the land of the free and the home of the brave.

This is the land of Thomas Jefferson.

This is the land of Benjamin Franklin.

This is the land of Fredrick Douglas.

This is the land of Smedley Butler.

This is the land John F. Kennedy.

This is the land of Martin Luther King.

This is the land where the cowboy wins. This is the land where you can start from the bottom and get to the top. This is the land where regardless of you race and ethnicity you can succeed and build a better life for you and your family. This is the land where every race coexists peacefully. This is the land where justice wins. This is the land where liberty dwells. This is the land where freedom reigns. This is the land where we help the poor, and people help each other. This is land where people beat racism.

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The Federal Reserve is wrong. They have designed a system based off of greed and fear. They designed a system to crush the middle class between taxes and inflation. This is wrong, and it is unjust. It is wrong.

We have allowed ourselves to be deceived and seduced by the powers of the printing press. It is not a good system. It discourages saving: the foundation for all stable economic activity. The Federal Reserve is artificially manipulating interest rates and creating phony economic data.

This thing has deceived our entire nation.

They created it in 1913. They also created the income tax in 1913. They encouraged the growth of debt so they can tax you on it. There is interest on the debt. Your government is in bed with these people. They want to enslave you to the government so that they can control every aspect of your lives. It is an empire based on lies. They operate of greed and fear.

There is a better way. It’s called freedom. Freedom is called a lot of things. But there is a true meaning. It means very simply that you have the right to do whatever you want as long as you are not infringing on the freedoms of other people.

I firmly believe that God set America apart from the other nations of the world. He saved a place where people could come to to escape bad systems of goverment. This system we have created works. It really works.

There is evil going on all around the world. The United States was meant to lead the charge against injustice, but through our example not our force. People do not respond to having liberty and freedom forced on them.

Men and Women follow courage. They follow leadership, and courage. Our example has paved the way for people all around the world to change their forms of government.

Force is not the way because liberty is a powerful concept. The idea that men can govern themselves is the basis for every just form of government.

We can govern ourselves. We do not need to be governed by men who want to install a one world banking system. These men have machine hearts. Machine and unnatural hearts.

They have blocked out the possibility of a better world. They fear human progress. They have monopolies on everything.

This life can be free and beautiful. There are enough resources on this earth to support the world’s population. There are enough resources on this earth to feed everyone. There is enough land for everyone to own their own land and farm, and produce their own energy.

These people have been hiding technology. There are ways to create power easily. There is technology that can provide free cheap power for everyone. There are farming techniques that can feed the entire world.

The Bill of Rights is being systematically dismantled. Men have spilled their blood for those rights.

Your sons and daughters, your brothers and sisters, and Americas best young men and women are losing their limbs. They are losing their lives. They are losing the hearts. They do not know why they are fighting. They are killing. And they do not know why.

They have done some extraordinary acts. Their deeds go before them. But these wars are lies. They are lies. They deceived our entire nation with terrorism. They have gotten us to hand them our rights. Our Rights! Men died for those rights!

September Eleventh was an inside job. They blew up a third building in broad daylight. Building 7.

Your leaders betrayed you.

You elected an aristocracy. They are beholden to special interests. They were brainwashed through the Council on Foreign Relations. Your leaders are planning to merge the United States into a one world banking system. They want to put computer chips in you.

These men have evil hearts. They have tricked you into supporting corporate fascism. We gave them the keys to our country. We were not vigilant with our republic.


     Guess what Feds, you better clear your calendars, cuz your gonna be busy for a long, loooooong time, if you think this type of thing is something that is arrest (but not charge) worthy. You wanna know what the best part is…….drum roll please………….They didn’t charge him with anything, and after a week of doctors threatening to brainwash him   
“A psychiatrist came in and closed the door, pulled a chair up in front of him and said, "OK buddy, I’m going to brainwash you… You listen to me and you do what I ask or I’m going to brainwash you or force medication on you.'"
 , a circuit court judge freed him, saying the Feds had  no facts, and that it was a violation of his civil liberties.

     VIOLATION OF HIS CIVIL LIBERTIES!!!!!!!!!!! That’s the understatement of the year. I guess I should worry now, since my posts on this blog aren’t exactly Gov friendly, but every time these SOB’s do this, they put that much more distance between US, and THEM, and when THEY get further away from US, and forget who they’re workin’ for, they become the enemy of the constitution, and an enemy of US.

     Brandon took the same oath I did, to protect the Constitution against all enemies, FOREIGN and DOMESTIC, they better keep that and this in mind, the next time they wanna detain a Veteran for putting his thoughts on the web.

American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Paul Ryan, and the Impending Grey State

August 12, 2012

      So now I guess we’re saved, because a non conservative presidential candidate picked a conservative VP running mate (Paul Ryan). I don’t think we are, and here’s why. Name one VP who held a President’s feet to the fire on any issue in history while he was a VP. Usually, the VP candidate has to tow the Presidential candidate’s line, or they don’t get selected to be the VP. Case in point, George Bush Sr’s change on his pro abortion stance to run with Reagan. Ol’ Romney picked someone he figured would light some fires, and Ryan will. In the end, it’s a show that won’t do anything but slow down the 100 mph locomotive by about 5 mph. Remember. Romney has already banned guns, and gave BooHOo the template for Obamacare. Romney is the grandfather of the biggest freedom smashing bill in history.

      Do you want a picture of coming attractions? I think this movie trailer and "About the movie" segment says it all. This goes hand in hand with the real life events in NY. Speaking of movie trailers, have you seen the new Red Dawn Trailer? Imagine that, the Koreans are invading. I guess ” the powers that be” decided it was bad form to make the ones writing the checks (Chinese) out to be the bad guys, so they had to change the whole movie over to a Korean instead of a Chinese enemy, which was the original premise.

      I see that The Washington Times has picked up the story I commented on, on the 5th about a coming civil war, and how the Army would be needed to handle the coming attractions. I’m glad to see they were as outraged as I was, and as the Times said

 A professor at the Joint Forces Staff College was relieved of duty in June for uttering the heresy that the United States is at war with Islam. The Obama administration contended the professor had to be relieved because what he was teaching was not U.S. policy. Because there is no disclaimer attached to the Small Wars piece, it is fair to ask, at least in Col. Benson’s case, whether his views reflect official policy regarding the use of U.S. military force against American citizens.”

Guess we’ll have to wait and see what the BooHOo admin has to say about it. What do you wanna bet it will be “no comment” or “We’re considering it”. You know as well as I do, they would NEVER rule it out.

American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE

Sunday, August 5, 2012

T.E.A. Party Terrorists?

August 5, 2012

       You know, I’m all for wargaming by the military, feds, and police, TO A POINT!, but the blatant hostility that the BooHOo administration and it’s minions have shown towards conservatives of all stripes,  has no bounds. Take this most recent scenario “the powers that be” have cooked up.

“A high-profile and vocal minority has directed the public’s fear and frustration at nonwhites and immigrants. After almost ten years of race-baiting and immigrant-bashing by right-wing demagogues, nearly one in five Americans reports being vehemently opposed to immigration, legal or illegal, and even U.S.-born nonwhites have become occasional targets for mobs of angry whites.   

That sure doesn’t sound like they’re trying to put right wing and racist in the same pigeon hole, does it? Then there’s this.

In May 2016 an extremist militia motivated by the goals of the “tea party” movement takes over the government of Darlington, South Carolina, occupying City Hall, disbanding the city council, and placing the mayor under house arrest. Activists remove the chief of police and either disarm local police and county sheriff departments or discourage them from interfering. In truth, this is hardly necessary. Many law enforcement officials already are sympathetic to the tea party’s agenda, know many of the people involved, and have made clear they will not challenge the takeover. The militia members are organized and have a relatively well thought-out plan of action.

     Unfortunately, the second quote came right after the first in the article in question, so we can accurately surmise, that the problem of which they speak in the first quote is directly associated with the militia/ tea party they talk about in the second quote. Yep, the “Damn Clingers” are at it again. A pompous retarded, oops I mean retired Army “Think Tank” Colonel brainstorms with an “I Love the Civil War and Lincoln” female historian, and comes up with this particular scenario, pretty interesting huh?. I guess someone who loves Lincoln would chomp at the bit to make a similar modern day scenario, which uses Lincoln’s precedent as the “right way to handle these matters”. I wonder why they didn’t use racist Black Panthers in Philadelphia PA, or Extremist Muslims in Dearborn Michigan as their enemy example, it would be more realistic.

     I find it funny that this quote from Lincoln wasn’t used in this article

"The government, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it." Abraham Lincoln”

, kind of would have ruined the mood I guess.


       I hate to tell both the esteemed Ph.D of MW3, and the civil war buff, but they’re not taking into account the grunt factor. Whether the feds ignore the Posse Comitatus Act or not, if they think that a majority of any US military unit will partake in this scenario on the side of the Gov, they got another thing comin’. Most soldiers are not gonna stand for it, especially the special troops. The fact that these so called enemy combatants have gotten to this point, kinda sends a message. Kinda sounds like Athens Tenn in 1946, they didn’t take any bullshit either..  

     I know, it was just the idea of some old retarded, I mean retired Col, and it had nothing to do with the mindset of the administration of BooHOo. If you believe that, I heard about some ocean front property that just went up for sale in Ohio, CHEAP!


American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Of Guns, Dogs, Cars, and Spoons

July 28, 2012

      Why is it, that when certain types bad events happen, the object used in the bad event gets the blame instead of the person responsible? Morons like to say If we ban guns, we won’t have the senseless violence that we have now, Bullshit!! Do you honestly believe criminals will comply with these laws? The reason they are criminals, is their lack of compliance with society’s laws. I guess you believe they won’t have convenient access to firearms, right? Does the term “Fast and Furious” come to mind? Yup, if there is no alternative, BooHOo will provide them to the criminals.

     So I guess when a dog is raised to be vicious, it’s not the fault of the owner, it’s due to the dog’s (insert what ever breed you want here Pitbull, Rottweiller, Chow) genetic makeup, right? And if we take the genetic question a step further, if a certain racial or ethnic group of people tends to commit violent or criminal acts more than other groups, should they be kept out of a country like some dog breeds are in other countries or states? Of course not!

     I guess it’s a good thing for some that this is not applied to something like alcohol. Alcohol (beer, liquor), generally speaking, has no socially redeeming value, and the ingestion of it causes impaired judgment by the one doing the ingesting. This impairment leads to the death of thousands every year, but you don’t hear people clamoring for the banning of alcohol. Nope, all we hear is a cry for harsher penalties for the one committing the act, as it should be.

     Then we’ve got cars. Can you tell me what earthly reason you need a car that does 120 mph for? Generally speaking, speed limits in most states don’t exceed 75 mph. What? You can go 120 mph on the track, well guess what, I can shoot 100 rounds of ammo on the range as fast as I can pull the trigger, and have just as much fun doin’ it as you do in the car, on the track. Do the range and track both fall under the definition of sporting purpose?  

     Yup, the spoon is what made (Insert obese politician, media personality, or actor here) fat, right? I guess Mrs. BooHOo, or NYC mayor Bloomberg is going to take care of that injustice, by banning eating utensils to those who are obese, right? Nope, I got a feelin’ those fat POS will find a way to eat without a spoon, just like James “The Joker” Holmes would have found a way to kill and injure dozens of people, whether he had access to guns or not.  

American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE       

Sunday, July 22, 2012

One Man, One Gun

July 22, 2012

       Yup, that’s all it would have taken. One man (or woman), with the discipline to carry every day, and possessing the intestinal fortitude to take the shot when necessary is all it would have taken. Of course Colorado has a problem with situations like this (Columbine), so is it safe to say that it must be a Colorado thing more than a gun thing? I think not, this isn't the only place that bans the legal carry of a handgun. According to Sipsey Street, this was one of the typical “Disarmament Zones” so prevalent in our society, (schools are another) so of course this coward would pick it as a target. Predators go for the weak, not the strong, they go for the young or old, not those that are better able to fight back.  This kind of predator is the reason you practice body armor drills in your training regimen.

      Of course the media, and their handlers (Socicommuprogessivists) all call for stronger gun laws, but I believe people are finally starting to get it as this piece points out. Then we have the group that wants to bash everything about the country, abusing one of the bill of rights, while calling for another to be abolished and use this incident as an example. To The Brady Bunch, Bill Maher and all the other flatulent ass breathers, I say, “I agree, YOU PEOPLE should not have a gun.” Btw, Alvie asks some very good questions in his latest.


American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE

Monday, July 16, 2012

Two Camps

July 16, 2012
     Better pick one before the music stops
Conservative- One who believes he is the best at deciding what and who he will support with his time, money and resources.
Liberal- One who believes he is the best at deciding what and who everyone will support with their time, money, and resources.
     Americans, you better wake your asses up while you can still call yourself AMERICANS. If these pieces of scum (liberal/progressive/communist/socialist, pick one) have their way, America is done. The sad thing is, most of you dumbasses won't realize it till your on the cattle car.
TL sums it up well in his latest installment

The Sin of Inaction

This is the story of America. It was born long before it was established as a refuge from religious persecution. The allure was a land where the citizens might worship as they pleased, free from government endorsement of any specific sect such as the Church of England. The first immigrants were not seeking a land with no religion, but one of freedom to worship as one pleased.........
Read the rest here. Well said Brother!
American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE

Saturday, July 14, 2012


jULY 14, 2012
Tommy Robinson gets it,
If you think this and this isn't comin' here, your a fool.  Your either an Infidel, or your one of THEM, PERIOD!!! There is no middle ground, don't believe me, ask them.  I'm an INFIDEL, and proud of it. If you don't think they are trying to take over every facit of our FREE society, read this chilling article about their plans for our kids from a congressman no less.

American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE

Communications, or a Lack Thereof

July 14, 2012

Once again, BooHOo, and his peeps have power over something they needed for complete control. This Washington Times, article doesn’t really say a lot, but it says enough to let us know that once again, control is their goal. Something that I noted.  "The section authorizes the president to 'cause the closing of any facility or station for wire communication' and gives him 'control of any such facility or station' if a state of war, or the threat of one, exists."

 The Obama administration has given the Department of Homeland Security powers to prioritize government communications over privately owned telephone and Internet systems in emergencies.

An executive order signed June 6 “gives DHS the authority to seize control of telecommunications facilities, including telephone, cellular and wireless networks, in order to prioritize government communications over private ones in an emergency,” said Amie Stephanovich, a lawyer with the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).

The White House says Executive Order 13618, published Wednesday in the Federal Register, is designed to ensure that the government can communicate during major disasters and other emergencies and contains no new authority………

Read the whole article

American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE

Monday, July 9, 2012

Revolution or Restoration?

July 9, 2012
     “Revolution” I hear this term used all the time in the Patriot community. We don’t need a revolution, we need a “Restoration”. Let me start by defining the two. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines Revolution as: A: a sudden, radical, or complete change B: a fundamental change in political organization; especially: the overthrow or renunciation of one government or ruler and the substitution of another by the governed C: activity or movement designed to effect fundamental changes in the socioeconomic situation D: a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something  E: a change of paradigm  
While Restoration is: A bringing back to a former position or condition.
Well, it appears we’re in the middle of a revolution right now. Read the definitions of revolution again, the present administration has been, and is in the process of A, B, C, and D right now. If you don’t believe me, you’re the proverbial “ostrich with your head in the sand”. As I’ve said, we need a RESTORATION. We have the framework already in place, we just need to return to what made the US of A a shining example to the world. Don’t give me that crap about the Constitution supporting slavery, blah, blah, blah. We could say we traded one atrocity for another, it does not condone slavery anymore, but the SCROTUS says it condones abortion. Huh, imagine that. What we need are Representatives that represent, Judges that don’t legislate, and an Executive that enforces only what he is allowed, by law, to enforce. Don’t even get me goin’ on the bureaucrats. Read the Bill Of Rights. These weren’t written, to say, “This is what we’re gonna let you have.” The BOR was written to state what the founders knew were unalienable (incapable of being alienated, surrendered, or transferred) rights. These bastards are destroying the BOR’s more and more everyday! And whether it’s Communist, Socialist, Progressive or whatever label you wanna put on them, it all comes down to them being an enemy of the Constitution and Americans as a group. Have you read the Patriot Act, NDAA 2012THE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE ACT! it’s gotta stop, or we are finished as a country. Most of us that took "The Oath" were serious when we took it, I hope we don't have to prove it!

American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE      

Saturday, July 7, 2012


July 8, 2012
Supreme Court Representing Obama’s Tyrannical United States
My acronym for "The Supremes", no, not the singing group.
This is how I will refer to them from now on. Seems fitting, considering the recent ruling.


 To characterize the Supreme Court as some great upholder of the rule of law in spite of it being a pillar in the state apparatus is insulting to any decent person that has a basic understanding of justice. In lieu of the upholding of the Affordable Care Act, it's now worth asking what the U.S. government can't do to Americans.
James Miller at mises.ca

 But imposition of a tax nonetheless leaves an individual with a lawful choice to do or not do a certain act, so long as he is willing to pay a tax levied on that choice.
Justice Roberts at supremecourt.gov/opinions

The Obamacare decision has revealed the Supreme Court for the fraud it is. They bound and gagged the Constitution long ago, embezzled its authority and now speak for it rather than from it. It's a Medieval priesthood overawing the citizenry with imagined infallibility, but at ground level these cocktail-circuit Big Thinkers enable and shield DC's most conspicuous assaults on the rightful liberty of the people.

 The deciding vote was cast by Chief Justice Roberts, a Bush appointee whose confirmation Obama opposed, which shows DC as it really is, an evil carnival of political chameleons imposing their dark fantasies on the rest of us, corrupt and convoluted beyond even its own understanding, a brittle and bankrupt fear-machine clanking from crisis to crisis, sniffing for advantage. DC is run largely off the books by psychopaths and the irretrievably compromised and they mean to make outsiders of us, with all the rights of uninvited spectators.

DC believes the people adore its captor, and some do. They're the Kapos of our time. They think it right and proper to ask DC's permission to be free. They believe permits and licenses are the same as liberty, meaning one man is compelled to get consent from another to live his life, or even to protect his life. They think it right we travel only by DC's leave, that DC choose our food and our neighbors, that DC decide how much of our earnings we're entitled to, that DC can rightfully demean and dismiss our opinions. They think it right we're surveilled, bullied, and bribed with our own money. They think it right we're lied to, swindled and slandered.

Others believe DC is a criminal enterprise in the sense of being outside the law, and thereby lawless, that elections merely sanction palace machinations, that every police-state decree was proposed and passed by our "representatives" and signed off by the court, that DC is where liberty goes to be abused and strangled, in short, that DC has become fundamentally illegitimate and the fix must be equally fundamental. They understand what's been pilfered through chicanery and compromise, or outright betrayal. They revere liberty as it was and will be. Take heart. Ancient bonds are reconnecting. Paine and Jefferson and Adams are speaking again. Liberty will be regained.

 Well said by Ol' Remus at Yer Ol' Woodpile Report
American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE

When Do You "Take Up Arms"?

July 7, 2012
                 Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms

July 6, 1775

                                   Written by Thomas Jefferson and Colonel John Dickinson

A declaration by the representatives of the united colonies of North America, now met in Congress at Philadelphia, setting forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms.

If it was possible for men, who exercise their reason to believe, that the divine Author of our existence intended a part of the human race to hold an absolute property in, and an unbounded power over others, marked out by his infinite goodness and wisdom, as the objects of a legal domination never rightfully resistible, however severe and oppressive, the inhabitants of these colonies might at least require from the parliament of Great-Britain some evidence, thatthis dreadful authority over them, has been granted to that body. But a reverance for our Creator, principles of humanity, and the dictates of common sense, must convince all those who reflect upon the subject, that government was instituted to promote the welfare of mankind, and ought to be administered for the attainment of that end. The legislature of Great-Britain, however, stimulated by an inordinate passion for a power not only unjustifiable, but which they know to be peculiarly reprobated by the very constitution of that kingdom, and desparate of success in any mode of contest, where regard should be had to truth, law, or right, have at length, deserting those, attempted to effect their cruel and impolitic purpose of enslaving these colonies by violence, and have thereby rendered it necessary for us to close with their last appeal from reason to arms. Yet, however blinded that assembly may be, by their intemperate rage for unlimited domination, so to sight justice and the opinion of mankind, we esteem ourselves bound by obligations of respect to the rest of the world, to make known the justice of our cause. Our forefathers, inhabitants of the island of Great-Britain, left their native land, to seek on these shores a residence for civil and religious freedom. At the expense of their blood, at the hazard of their fortunes, without the least charge to the country from which they removed, by unceasing labour, and an unconquerable spirit, they effected settlements in the distant and unhospitable wilds of America, then filled with numerous and warlike barbarians. -- Societies or governments, vested with perfect legislatures, were formed under charters from the crown, and an harmonious intercourse was established between the colonies and the kingdom from which they derived their origin. The mutual benefits of this union became in a short time so extraordinary, as to excite astonishment. It is universally confessed, that the amazing increase of the wealth, strength, and navigation of the realm, arose from this source; and the minister, who so wisely and successfully directed the measures of Great-Britain in the late war, publicly declared, that these colonies enabled her to triumph over her enemies. --Towards the conclusion of that war, it pleased our sovereign to make a change in his counsels. -- From that fatal movement, the affairs of the British empire began to fall into confusion, and gradually sliding from the summit of glorious prosperity, to which they had been advanced by the virtues and abilities of one man, are at length distracted by the convulsions, that now shake it to its deepest foundations. -- The new ministry finding the brave foes of Britain, though frequently defeated, yet still contending, took up the unfortunate idea of granting them a hasty peace, and then subduing her faithful friends.

These colonies were judged to be in such a state, as to present victories without bloodshed, and all the easy emoluments of statuteable plunder. -- The uninterrupted tenor of their peaceable and respectful behaviour from the beginning of colonization, their dutiful, zealous, and useful services during the war, though so recently and amply acknowledged in the most honourable manner by his majesty, by the late king, and by parliament, could not save them from the meditated innovations. -- Parliament was influenced to adopt the pernicious project, and assuming a new power over them, have in the course of eleven years, given such decisive specimens of the spirit and consequences attending this power, as to leave no doubt concerning the effects of acquiescence under it. They have undertaken to give and grant our money without our consent, though we have ever exercised an exclusive right to dispose of our own property; statutes have been passed for extending the jurisdiction of courts of admiralty and vice-admiralty beyond their ancient limits; for depriving us of the accustomed and inestimable privilege of trial by jury, in cases affecting both life and property; for suspending the legislature of one of the colonies; for interdicting all commerce to the capital of another; and for altering fundamentally the form of government established by charter, and secured by acts of its own legislature solemnly confirmed by the crown; for exempting the "murderers" of colonists from legal trial, and in effect, from punishment; for erecting in a neighbouring province, acquired by the joint arms of Great-Britain and America, a despotism dangerous to our very existence; and for quartering soldiers upon the colonists in time of profound peace. It has also been resolved in parliament, that colonists charged with committing certain offences, shall be transported to England to be tried. But why should we enumerate our injuries in detail? By one statute it is declared, that parliament can "of right make laws to bind us in all cases whatsoever." What is to defend us against so enormous, so unlimited a power? Not a single man of those who assume it, is chosen by us; or is subject to our control or influence; but, on the contrary, they are all of them exempt from the operation of such laws, and an American revenue, if not diverted from the ostensible purposes for which it is raised, would actually lighten their own burdens in proportion, as they increase ours. We saw the misery to which such despotism would reduce us. We for ten years incessantly and ineffectually besieged the throne as supplicants; we reasoned, we remonstrated with parliament, in the most mild and decent language.

Administration sensible that we should regard these oppressive measures as freemen ought to do, sent over fleets and armies to enforce them. The indignation of the Americans was roused, it is true; but it was the indignation of a virtuous, loyal, and affectionate people. A Congress of delegates from the United Colonies was assembled at Philadelphia, on the fifth day of last September. We resolved again to offer an humble and dutiful petition to the King, and also addressed our fellow-subjects of Great-Britain. We have pursued every temperate, every respectful measure; we have even proceeded to break off our commercial intercourse with our fellow-subjects, as the last peaceable admonition, that our attachment to no nation upon earth should supplant our attachment to liberty. -- This, we flattered ourselves, was the ultimate step of the controversy: but subsequent events have shewn, how vain was this hope of finding moderation in our enemies.

Several threatening expressions against the colonies were inserted in his majesty's speech; our petition, tho' we were told it was a decent one, and that his majesty had been pleased to receive it graciously, and to promise laying it before his parliament, was huddled into both houses among a bundle of American papers, and there neglected. The lords and commons in their address, in the month of February, said, that "a rebellion at that time actually existed within the province of Massachusetts-Bay; and that those concerned with it, had been countenanced and encouraged by unlawful combinations and engagements, entered into by his majesty's subjects in several of the other colonies; and therefore they besought his majesty, that he would take the most effectual measures to inforce due obediance to the laws and authority of the supreme legislature." -- Soon after, the commercial intercourse of whole colonies, with foreign countries, and with each other, was cut off by an act of parliament; by another several of them were intirely prohibited from the fisheries in the seas near their coasts, on which they always depended for their sustenance; and large reinforcements of ships and troops were immediately sent over to general Gage.

Fruitless were all the entreaties, arguments, and eloquence of an illustrious band of the most distinguished peers, and commoners, who nobly and strenuously asserted the justice of our cause, to stay, or even to mitigate the heedless fury with which these accumulated and unexampled outrages were hurried on. -- equally fruitless was the interference of the city of London, of Bristol, and many other respectable towns in our favor. Parliament adopted an insidious manoeuvre calculated to divide us, to establish a perpetual auction of taxations where colony should bid against colony, all of them uninformed what ransom would redeem their lives; and thus to extort from us, at the point of the bayonet, the unknown sums that should be sufficient to gratify, if possible to gratify, ministerial rapacity, with the miserable indulgence left to us of raising, in our own mode, the prescribed tribute. What terms more rigid and humiliating could have been dictated by remorseless victors to conquered enemies? in our circumstances to accept them, would be to deserve them.

Soon after the intelligence of these proceedings arrived on this continent, general Gage, who in the course of the last year had taken possession of the town of Boston, in the province of Massachusetts-Bay, and still occupied it a garrison, on the 19th day of April, sent out from that place a large detachment of his army, who made an unprovoked assault on the inhabitants of the said province, at the town of Lexington, as appears by the affidavits of a great number of persons, some of whom were officers and soldiers of that detachment, murdered eight of the inhabitants, and wounded many others. From thence the troops proceeded in warlike array to the town of Concord, where they set upon another party of the inhabitants of the same province, killing several and wounding more, until compelled to retreat by the country people suddenly assembled to repel this cruel aggression. Hostilities, thus commenced by the British troops, have been since prosecuted by them without regard to faith or reputation. -- The inhabitants of Boston being confined within that town by the general their governor, and having, in order to procure their dismission, entered into a treaty with him, it was stipulated that the said inhabitants having deposited their arms with their own magistrate, should have liberty to depart, taking with them their other effects. They accordingly delivered up their arms, but in open violation of honour, in defiance of the obligation of treaties, which even savage nations esteemed sacred, the governor ordered the arms deposited as aforesaid, that they might be preserved for their owners, to be seized by a body of soldiers; detained the greatest part of the inhabitants in the town, and compelled the few who were permitted to retire, to leave their most valuable effects behind.

By this perfidy wives are separated from their husbands, children from their parents, the aged and the sick from their relations and friends, who wish to attend and comfort them; and those who have been used to live in plenty and even elegance, are reduced to deplorable distress.

The general, further emulating his ministerial masters, by a proclamation bearing date on the 12th day of June, after venting the grossest falsehoods and calumnies against the good people of these colonies, proceeds to "declare them all, either by name or description, to be rebels and traitors, to supercede the course of the common law, and instead thereof to publish and order the use and exercise of the law martial." -- His troops have butchered our countrymen, have wantonly burnt Charlestown,besides a considerable number of houses in other places; our ships and vessels are seized; the necessary supplies of provisions are intercepted, and he is exerting his utmost power to spread destruction and devastation around him.

We have rceived certain intelligence, that general Carleton, the governor of Canada, is instigating the people of that province and the Indians to fall upon us; and we have but too much reason to apprehend, that schemes have been formed to excite domestic enemies against us. In brief, a part of these colonies now feel, and all of them are sure of feeling, as far as the vengeance of administration can inflict them, the complicated calamities of fire, sword and famine. We are reduced to the alternative of chusing an unconditional submission to the tyranny of irritated ministers, or resistance by force. -- The latter is our choice. -- We have counted the cost of this contest, and find nothing so dreadful as voluntary slavery. -- Honour, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us. We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them, if we basely entail hereditary bondage upon them.
Our cause is just. Our union is perfect. Our internal resources are great, and, if necessary, foreign assistance is undoubtedly attainable. -- We gratefully acknowledge, as signal instances of the Divine favour towards us, that his Providence would not permit us to be called into this severe controversy, until we were grown up to our present strength, had been previously exercised in warlike operation, and possessed of the means of defending ourselves. With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have been compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverence, employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live slaves.
Lest this declaration should disquiet the minds of our friends and fellow-subjects in any part of the empire, we assure them that we mean not to dissolve that union which has so long and so happily subsisted between us, and which we sincerely wish to see restored. -- Necessity has not yet driven us into that desperate measure, or induced us to excite any other nation to war against them. -- We have not raised armies with ambitious designs of separating from Great-Britain, and establishing independent states. We fight not for glory or for conquest. We exhibit to mankind the remarkable spectacle of a people attacked by unprovoked enemies, without any imputation or even suspicion of offence. They boast of their privileges and civilization, and yet proffer no milder conditions than servitude or death.

In our own native land, in defence of the freedom that is our birthright, and which we ever enjoyed till the late violation of it -- for the protection of our property, acquired solely by the honest industry of our fore-fathers and ourselves, against violence actually offered, we have taken up arms. We shall lay them down when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, and all danger of their being renewed shall be removed, and not before.
With an humble confidence in the mercies of the supreme and impartial Judge and Ruler of the Universe, we most devoutly implore his divine goodness to protect us happily through this great conflict, to dispose our adversaries to reconciliation on reasonable terms, and thereby to relieve the empire from the calamities of civil war.

Thanks to Mike V at Sipsey Street Irregulars and the nationalcenter.org for bringing this to my attention.

American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Once again Sowell nails it,
Betrayal is hard to take, whether in our personal lives or in the political life of the nation. Yet there are people in Washington -- too often, Republicans -- who start living in the Beltway atmosphere, and start forgetting those hundreds of millions of Americans beyond the Beltway who trusted them to do right by them, to use their wisdom instead of their cleverness.

President Bush 41 epitomized these betrayals when he broke his "read my lips, no new taxes" pledge. He paid the price when he quickly went from high approval ratings as president to someone defeated for reelection by a little known governor from Arkansas.
Chief Justice John Roberts need fear no such fate because he has lifetime tenure on the Supreme Court. But conscience can be a more implacable and inescapable punisher -- and should be.
     As usual, Mike V at Sipsey Street Irregulars brings this to our attention. 


     So here we are, Independence Day. How “Independent” are you feelin’ right now, since the SCOTUS announcement on Thursday? I was feelin’ a little sick to my stomach, actually. 1)  I’m sick of people elected “by the people” who apparently don’t have a clue what it means to be a “Representative”. 2) I’m sick of courts legislating from the bench, when their only job is to define the legitimacy of the laws in question, using the Constitution as the guide. 3) I’m sick of courts, who don’t understand what responsibilities and rights jurors have, when passing judgment on a defendant. 4) I’m sick of those in authority thinking they can bully citizens with less knowledge of the law, due to the citizen’s lack of knowledge concerning that law. 5) I’m sick of DAMN BUREAUCRATS making rules which have the force of law, but they’ve never been elected to a DAMN THING!!!! 6) I’m sick of being accused of being a racist (this guy is right on the money), because the moron I’m talking to at the time doesn’t have a valid argument, so they pull out the race card, because we happen to be talking about minorities. And 7) I’m sick of having someone occupy the white house, who apparently is the biggest liar Kenya has ever produced, and that the liar in question, has done, and is doing as much as possible to destroy what this country stands for, and make it impossible to fix (through peaceful means), once he’s done.

     Now, what I am thankful for. 1) Family and friends, this can not be overemphasized, because in the end, family and friends are what all this is about, right? 2) I am thankful for people that are willing to go in harms way, for people they don’t know. This applies to the military, police, firefighters/EMS, and any other group that stands on “The Wall” protecting those who cannot, or WILL NOT, protect themselves. Those who abuse the power given to them (police officers, or govt. agents), do not fall into this group, because they would be abusers of that power, no matter what position they held. 3) I am thankful for being born in a country that, even though it has its problems, is still the greatest nation on earth. 4) I am thankful for the Constitution of the United States. I still hold the oath I took to protect the Constitution as sacred, and, if necessary, I will give my life to that ends. Speaking of the Constitution, I do not need some law professor/judge to translate it for me. If you can read and write, and have any amount of common sense, it’s not hard to understand. Oh, by the way, it doesn’t say anything in the Constitution about using international law to determine validity, legality, or to use as an example for the laws of the United States.

     On this Independence Day, keep in mind what it means. Holidays are a time for reflection. Where we’ve come from, what we’ve endured as a people, and what we might have to go through again to restore what we’ve lost. My hope is that we do not have to repeat our history, but every day I see the powers that be, doing something else which points us more irreparably towards a violent outcome.

Happy Independence Day

American by BIRTH, Infidel by CHOICE