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Whether The Government Wants Us To Or Not!

July 15, 2011 by  

Whether The Government Wants Us To Or Not!

We don’t need no stinkin’ permission to exercise our rights. We need to exercise our rights whether the government wants us to or not.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my views with readers of the Personal Liberty Digest™, and am looking forward to doing so as often as possible. So I figured we should start out with a quick introduction.

I’m a proud Tenther.

Rachel Maddow and her ilk would have you believe that this is dangerous. But, I’ll leave that up to you to decide. To me, being a Tenther means I believe the Federal government is authorized to exercise only those powers that we the people delegated to it in the constitution — and nothing more.

Unfortunately, though, for a long time, things have been completely opposite. It’s gotten so bad in recent decades that I believe there’s very little the Federal government does that actually is authorized by the Constitution.

What Do We Do About It?

Do we march on D.C. and demand that the Federal politicians limit their own power?

Do we sue them in court in the hopes that the Federal judges will limit Federal power?

Do we “vote the bums out” and hope that the new bums will reject all that power left to them on a silver platter?

Power, And Some Warnings

Thomas Jefferson and James Madison both warned us that if the Federal government ever became the sole and exclusive arbiter of the extent of its own powers, that power would grow endlessly, regardless of elections, separation of powers, courts or other vaunted parts of our system.

Surprise, surprise. They were right. For more than a century, we the people have been suing, marching, lobbying and voting bums out. Yet year in and year out, government continues to grow, and your liberty continues to diminish. And it doesn’t matter what political party is in power, the Federal beast keeps growing.

Power. The problem we face today is about power. And until we address the absolute fact that the Federal government has too much power, things will never change. Then, we’ll need to take the next step and acknowledge that going to the Federal government to fix problems created by the Federal government is not just absurd, but it never works.

John Adams also gave us a warning that “liberty once lost, is lost forever.” He wasn’t necessarily saying that there’s no hope whatsoever in a situation like ours. Instead, it was an important lesson on what we must face going forward. Whenever government tells us it needs more power to deal with an “emergency” — and it always seems to have them for both foreign and domestic issues — that same government will never voluntarily give that power back to the people. It will never just decide that the newfound power is something it doesn’t want. The result? Adams was trying to tell us that liberty is never regained without a long, difficult struggle by the people.

What Would Jefferson Do?

How do we fix this mess? Well, Thomas Jefferson was a pretty smart dude. In 1798, he gave a little advice on what to do when government won’t follow the limits given to it. In response to Federal violations of the 1st amendment that year he wrote that “whensoever” the Federal government exercises “undelegated powers… a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy.”

Reading this, you’ll notice that Jefferson didn’t say that a nullification of the act is a pretty decent remedy. He didn’t say that nullification is just a rightful remedy, or even a good idea to try after voting bums out or going to court. He told us that any time (whensoever) the Federal government exercises powers it isn’t supposed to exercise (undelegated powers), a nullification is the rightful remedy (our proper course of action right now).

What does that mean? Well, we’re not supposed to wait for the Federal government to correct itself. We’re not supposed to wait two or four or six years for some new bums to fix things for us. We’re not supposed to wait years for the politically connected lawyers on the Supreme Court to give us permission to be free. We’re supposed to exercise our rights whether the government wants us to our not.


Around the country, there’s a lot of talk about nullification; but what is it, really? I can think of no better way to define it than how Tenth Amendment Center research analyst Derek Sheriff has done — by describing what it is not:

Nullification is not secession or insurrection, but neither is it unconditional or unlimited submission. Nullification is not something that requires any decision, statement or action from any branch of the federal government. Nullification is not the result of obtaining a favorable court ruling. Nullification is not the petitioning of the federal government to start doing or to stop doing anything. Nullification doesn’t depend on any federal law being repealed. Nullification does not require permission from any person or institution outside of one’s own state.

Nullification is something that’s already happening around the country – and Derek explains the process:

Nullification begins with a decision made in your state legislature to resist a federal law deemed to be unconstitutional. It usually involves a bill, which is passed by both houses and is signed by your governor. In some cases, it might be approved by the voters of your state directly, in a referendum. It may change your state’s statutory law or it might even amend your state constitution. It is a refusal on the part of your state government to cooperate with, or enforce any federal law it deems to be unconstitutional.

At its very core, nullification is any action or set of actions on a State level which results in some Federal law being rendered, in practice, null and void or unenforceable.


I recently went to an event in my hometown of Los Angeles called HempCon. This was a huge production at the massive convention center in downtown LA. There were loads of vendors and businesses from every angle you can think of in support of the marijuana industry.

There were home security companies to help protect your weed. Solar power companies offered to help you grow your weed. Doctors were giving out medical marijuana cards to virtually anyone with $80 and an hour of time. There were even delivery services. Seriously. You can get your marijuana delivered to you in Los Angeles 24 hours a day… in 30 minutes or less. The pizza companies have nothing on these guys! It was amazing if you think about it from an economic standpoint. This was the market — working its wonders.

What’s the point?

Virtually every single one of those businesses was either directly violating Federal law or aiding someone else in doing so, because marijuana is illegal, according to the Feds — but not the Constitution — in all situations. And guess what: No thugs from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or the Drug Enforcement Administration shut the place down. Business functioned, and people did what they wanted to in freedom. That’s the way things are supposed to be.

But it’s not just Congress and some unConstitutional agencies that claim these people are breaking the law. The Supreme Court is on their side, too. In the 2005 Gonzales v. Raich case, the Court ruled that a California cancer patient who grew six plants in her back yard, consumed them at home and never bought or sold them was somehow under purview of the “interstate commerce” clause of the Constitution — and subject to Federal, not State, jurisdiction. Basically, the justices said: “We don’t care what your State law says; we’re in charge.”

At that time of that ruling, there were 10 states that had such medical marijuana laws. After the Supremes told us they were, in essence, illegal, how many were repealed? Zero! And today, there are even more States joining in. There are now 15 States defying Washington on marijuana, and they are getting away with it.

The Blueprint

What we have here, then, is a blueprint. When enough people say no to unConstitutional “laws,” regulations and mandates… and enough States pass laws to back up those people, there’s not much the Federal government can do, but slowly and consistently back off. There are no tanks rolling into Los Angeles to shut down the dispensaries. This is far from perfect, but it can work, and it is working right now.

Whether it’s the Transportation Security Administration, or gun rights or health freedom — or even rejecting the unConstitutional Department of Education — the solution to our problems does not lie with the Federal government. It lies in your States, and with you.

The Big Question

So here’s the final question — and my big challenge to you today. When it happens someday (and it will) that the Federal government tells you that you have to purchase a healthcare plan and you start thinking about penalties for violating that “law,” ask yourself this: Do you have as much courage as the pot smokers?

I sure hope you do. Because we the people need to exercise our rights whether the government gives us “permission” to or not!

Michael Boldin

is the founder and executive director of the Tenth Amendment Center. Michael has a full schedule working as senior editor of the Center's website, writes a regular column, fields media interviews, and travels the country (when invited, of course) to speak to crowds about sticking to the Constitution — every issue, every time, no exceptions, no excuses. [send him email]

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  • Dan az

    Michael Boldin
    What can I say except thank you for such an informed article.I have read you before and was just as impressed then as now.Arizona has been hit in the nose a few times because of the very BS that you so elegantly wrote.I can say that we are very strong believer in the 10th amendment and with the governor that we have now the fight has only begone.Keep up the good work because all of the states need to either lead or follow but not bow any longer and it takes people like you with the gift of words to turn the lights on in so many.

    • FreedomFighter

      Our founding fathers did allot with hemp, brave men all.

      “”ask yourself this: Do you have as much courage as the pot smokers?””

      My answer is:

      “yes”, TEA party anyone?

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

      • Vicki

        I’m interested. Unfortunately most of those pot smokers seem to be afraid of guns. Thus while I stand up for them against the (Federal) government’s war on (some) drugs, few will stand up for their and my right to be armed.

        But stand against tyranny we must.

        • Paloma8

          I disagree that many pot smokers don’t believe in guns… It is one of the things, however, that DOES activate DEA presence and arrests. So although they are careful not to advertise their position on being armed, they surely are. You have to think (no matter what your stance on med-marijuana is) that this group of people have fought harder and stood up against some fairly intense federal and state pressure, including the risk of being raided and jailed, which is still happening. IF in the course of that business, you do NOT have a gun, you have a chance of not going to jail.

        • DaveH

          The assault on our gun rights continues:

    • Christin

      Dan az,

      I agree wholeheartedly… well said.

      Michael Boldin,

      Wow, this is the info we have been needing for so long now.

      We are awake, but have been lost as to what to do about our dwindling freedoms… we have voted, wrote or e-mailed our Non-Representing Congress, Protested or marched as Tea Party Americans, and some have even sued…

      But nullification on the local and state level is maybe the answer that some states have already been working on… more states need to get on board.

      It will not be easy as the Federal Gov WILL (continue to try) to OVER-RIDE and state Constitutionally sound laws… especially when they have their police state to follow those laws and arrest people… there will be crowded courts… and those in high places are leftist leaning folks who will not stand by the Constitution… even though they have sworn an oath.

      Thanks ever so much for the much needed info in your article.

      • Kate 8

        Christin – I agree that this is a great article. What I’m left thinking, though, is what if your state has no interest in defying the Feds?

        He talks about CA, specifically the marijuana issue. While left-leaning CA may defy them where pot is concerned, where really important issues of personal liberty are concerned CA is right up there with regulating and limiting EVERYTHING. I know. I live here.

        So, the question remains: if your state legislature is on board with the socialist-God-knows-what agenda, then what? Because CA is not the only one that leans left.

        Do we then have NO recourse? Are there NO BOUNDS for the state?

        • TexasPatriot

          Move to Texas. Not much left leaning here. We just nullified the ridiculous federal ban on light bulbs.

          • mickey

            Good for Texas.

            More and more states are getting their financials in order. Once that happens, goodbye Fed.

            I live in one of those 4 or 5 original states that remained solvent. Now I think there are 15. We are going to have an impact. If this next election (if we have one) doesn’t reverse a lot of BS, then we need to secede from the Fed. Right now, nullify is the answer.

            We have a growing trend towards more and more vouchers for private school education than we have for public education. If obama continues to withhold welfare money, then so be it, we won’t have welfare except at the state level and that will be what we can afford.

            I’m waiting for one state to nullify the Fed tax. There is no law–yet–but wait until they have the Constitution meeting and have a fair tax–then we will have a law.

        • Christin


          Actually Kate, Texas Patriot, has the right answer. The states were given powers and rights above the federal government to make their own individual laws… and they could compete… so if you do not like the taxes or stifling laws there you could move to another state, but still be in the United States.

          The other answer is to change your own state, but yours is kinda sinking in the ocean and too far gone. You Californians did GREAT in Prop 8 and we were proud of you, even when the activist judge overturned the peoples’ voice. I have been to CA several times and almost moved there as I had a couple of friends that lived there so I have an inkling of what CA is all about. My friends’ husbands were military they flew the navy jets in the movie, “Top Gun”… they didn’t get to keep the money and had to give it to ‘Navy Relief’!

          Keep fighting the good fight.

          • DaveH

            The “fishbowl effect”. And that is why the Forcers don’t want States to have Sovereignty. Those who truly have good ideas don’t mind them being put to the test. Those, who don’t, want the protection of the Federal Government.

    • DaveH

      No offense, brother, but Jan Brewer is a RINO.

      • Dan az

        True Dave
        But look who got us here and it wasn’t Big Sis.We have our foot in the door to make the right changes and if shes not up for it then its time to replace her.Any suggestions?She is one stubborn little lady with a pretty good set of brass ones when confronted.But whats needed now is a true libertarian that could finish what she started that wont back down.

        • Kate 8

          Dan az – I really have no idea, but she seems like she would be more in step with the people if she wasn’t under the same pressure to conform as everyone else. The penalties for defying the Feds is steep.

          That is the problem. You might find people who are gung-ho to make change but, once they get into office and are “debriefed” by the Big Boys, there tune always changes and they knuckle under.

          • Dan az

            I caught this on another site and it makes know sense to me.I most still be new at this political crap but it looks to me that even at our state level we are being screwed big time.By know other than big sis her self.Could you or anyone explain to me what this means at election time?

          • Kate 8

            Dan az – We’ve been living under this type of thing in CA for decades. The dems have drawn the lines to insure their hold on power, thus depriving a vast number of conservatives from representation.

            One would think AZ has a large conservative population, as well. But the dems will do whatever they can to strangle out any voices other than their own.

            It’s all crooked. We just need to get really serious and take our country back.

          • Dan az

            This state has always been Red and to think that they can change it by way of lies just blows me away.I Think instead of digging up the vote this time they are just going to fix it in their behalf so we don’t get the vote.Talk about rigged.

          • Kate 8

            Dan az – I just read this:


            Sometimes it just feels overwhelming, all the stuff we have to deal with these days. I’ve also been reading Tom Horn’s “Appolyon Rising” and it’s truly mind-boggling what’s going on. Beyond science fiction.

            We’ve really been kept in lalaland.

          • Christin


            We have been in “lalaland”, distracted by the Puppet show of Wars, Famines and Weather Disasters (crises), but I think we should be able to be in a place of peace, love, and tranquility… just being with our family and friends, worshiping God and sharing the Great Commission, earning a living and enjoying God’s big beautiful earth… we shouldn’t have to worry about the sinister plans of evil people… that is not why God has put us here. They are in the wrong, not us.

          • Dan az

            It dosent surprise me anymore Glad I don’t have TV but what bums me is the computer is HD bummer!It wxplains though why the east is uprising dosen’t it?

          • Dan az
      • Christin

        Dan az,

        What’s up with the ACORN picture, friend… you promoting or joining the other side? ;)

        • Dan az

          This is a polite way to say that obumer is nuts. :)

          • Christin

            Dan az,
            Thanks for the explanation…, keep up the good work. :)

      • Al Sieber

        You’re right Dave, Jan Brewer is a RHINO.

  • s c

    Good article, Michael. If those marijuana folks can beat pizza delivery ‘specialists’ at their own game, they’re my kind of people. It will take a combination of an occasional baseball bat to the forehead and routine doses of ‘roto rootin’ common sense to get Uncle Bendover’s attention.
    Whatever it takes is whatever it takes. My favorite baseball bat weighs 50 ounces, and makes a noise like a golf club when swung properly. Uncle Traitor, your medicine is here, and the doctor is “in.” You’ll get a big, tasty lollipop when your first treatment is over.

    • C130 Gunship

      s c….Are you interested in starting business with me that delivers reefer, pizza, cookies, Doritos, and beer? We’ll put Mickey D’s, Wendys’ Buger King, Carls Jr., all the fast food chains out of business overnight! We’ll be bigger than all the banks, Google , and Face Book combined…….Party on dude!

      • JC

        Better yet,
        Open an “Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms” convenience store. ;)

        • Kate 8

          JC – Good one! Thanks for the chuckle. :)

        • Cawmun Cents

          The real deal is a Bar and Grill of the”juice”style(SERVICE BY NUDE WOMEN),with backlot shooting range.Obviously a gentlemans club(Iknow I am a chauvinistic pig,but I cant help myself).Cheers!-CC.

          • Cawmun Cents

            I would hope that you all understand that sometimes i jest in particularly untoward ways….haw!

  • Dan

    The Federal Government needs reforming to it’s original intent based on the Constitution. This can only occur from the bottom (grass roots) up. First we need to reform our local city, town, county and state governments with strict constitutionalists. It is only through this process can we ever hope to reform the government at the federal level. A vast majority of our House and Senate members rise out of state levels of government.

    Since we changed the law so that State Houses no longer elect their Senators local participation in state and local elections has dropped off the radar screen. Many local and state governments in the last election cycle have started the process of restoring their governments and it needs to continue.

    • Dan az

      So true!This is where it all begins,we need to start at the beginning not chase our tails.Good one Dan!

  • sean murrey ILLInio

    The only way to reform the govenment is to jail all the crooks in there.

  • Emily Brobst

    Hey! Where’s the rest of the article? I printed out three pages, but the rest of this fine piece did not print. What gives?

    Finally, somebody is telling us patriots what we can actually DO to stop this juggernaut of an out-of-control “government”

    • Bob Livingston

      Dear Emily Brobst,

      Click on the “Print this Post” button at the upper right of the page in the “Article Tools” box. That should allow you to print the entire post.

      Best wishes,

      • jibbs

        Thank you very much for this much needed infirmation Bob.

      • OB1

        Thank you very much! I quite don’t know what to say. The writer actually articulated a very much needed explanation and plan. Thank you for posting this.

  • Andrew

    Neuter the IRS.

    The states should enact legislation forbidding any state, county, or local agency’s actions on behalf of the IRS. Furthermore, prohibit any and all federal taxing activity within the states’ jurisdiction.

    When the IRS cannot operate, the states will have their power and authority restored.

    • Bus

      That is the key, The Golden Rule is: “Them with the Gold make the Rules”. As long as the feds can take a big portion of the people’s money and then hold it over their heads as a ransom for compliance we are screwed. Our little state of Utah would like to get out from under the control of the dept of Ed. but every time the Dept tells us to do something and then ties a big chunck of money to it, our people cave. And its that way for highway funds, medicare payments, etc. As long as “the bums” control the money they’ve got us by the short hairs…But perhaps the money will collapse shortly and that will come crashing to a halt. “The power to tax is the power to destroy” From the McCulloch v. Maryland case back in the 1820′s.

  • Hope For American

    Loved your article. I was harassed for four years by the Dept. of Treasury in my state for buying cigarettes from another state and was sent a bill for almost $6,000. I kept telling the idiots that Article I, Section 9, Clause 5 states ‘No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.’ But they ignored every letter I sent them and even raided my husband’s bank account and drained it dry, which fortunately he only had $1,800. I told them to take me to court if they thought I owed them anything, but they ignored my request for a jury trial. I had enough of their threats and contacted my governor, who finally contacted them and set the record straight. I am no longer harassed by them, but I felt it was important for me to stand up for my rights and not cave in to the thieves. Our public servants will do anything for money and power. Not long ago in my state our local sheriff and his deputies raided legal marijuana despensaries and arrested elderly, ill people, and one whom died of a heart attack. People must take back their rights, liberties, country and stand up to those who have stolen our rights and replaced them with privileges. It is my right to live what life I choose so long as I do not infringe upon the rights and property of another human being. It is not a sheriff’s right to infringe upon, harass and arrest anyone especially when the people voted for and won the right to smoke marijuana.

    • eyeswideopen

      Hope for American, does that mean you would allow women to make de cisions about their own bodies? Would you make the repubs repeal all the abortion restrictions now being implemented? Would you allow them to use birth control? Just curious if you really mean what you say about not infringing on others your view point.

      • Bus

        I would say let the women do as they want with their bodies but just don’t expect someone else (government funding) to pay for it. I would hope that women would take a bit more responsibility for what happens to their bodies but that is an ethical issue which ought to be dealt with by the church not some government edict.

        • DaveH

          Good answer, Bus.

      • OB1

        I think the lady said that when our actions do NOT affect the rights, safety nor freedom of another human being. An unborn child is a human being. Animals and all mammals do NOT willingly kill their unborn eggs and fetuses. Therefore, if you abort or promote abortion, you haVE LESS COMMON SENSE or natural instincts than an animal or mammal. If you support the right to destroy another human being’s right to have a life and make their own choices, what does that make you, an un-natural habitant of the planet Earth? How would you FEEL right now, at this very second, if your mother chose to abort you? Supposition Answer: you would not be feeling anything because you would not exist on the earthly plane of existence. On top of all of this, please google Ludwig Von Beethoven. By current standard, his fetus would have been aborted. His fetus had birth defect. The DNA from his family was severely flawed. They had died prematurely, had gone deaf and many other adverse inherited DNA “disabilities”. Actually, Beethoven went deaf, totally. His greatest symphonies were composed by putting his ear and body to the ground so he could feel his compositions. I had a hard time choosing one of his pieces for you, But music says what I cannot: (this is called “Ode to Joy” and isn’t one of his greatest symphonies. But in thought of the unborn, it is a lovely simple piece (!) that speaks from the heart and soul!) and for you, it’s a gift:

        Here is his life according to wikipedia: (there are many more sources, but I thought you might be comfortable with this:

        • patriot1776

          Thank you OB1,

          My setiments exactly! being against abortion and for individual liberty go hand in hand! when a baby is concieved it is a new life and therefore it stands to reason that a woman is no longer making a choice about her own body, it is now a choice she is making over an innocent child’s right to live that life or not. End of story.

        • Vicki

          Point of order about the abortion debate.

          I DO have a right of choice with respect to my own body. When I have sex I have chosen. All the liberal nonsense about woman’s rights skip conveniently over this simple fact. Since we do not know when the spirit enters the body we must err on the side of the rights of the child and abortion is therefor a denial of the childs rights and illegal (I.E. Murder)

          Now you can bet there are some liberals (here) who will immediately bring up rape. The woman did not choose sex in that case. It was forced upon her. As such the rapist should be harshly punished.

          I ask you however, why should the most innocent receive a punishment (death) so much worse than the rapist? 9 months of inconvenience can not be that much worse than 9 months of physical therapy after being mugged and stabbed or shot. Then if it is the woman’s desire the child can be placed in adoption. Surely this is better than a death sentence for the innocent.

          • independant thinker

            ” Since we do not know when the spirit enters the body ”

            Soloman said the spirit entered the body in the womb but did not specify at what point during the 9 month it was.

          • eyeswideopen

            Vicki, how about at birth we perform vasectomies on all boy babies, and reverse them when they are married and ready to have kids? If you are ok, with the government controlling womens lives, why not end the problem and prevent men from being able to reproduce until they meet the reguirements of being married, and having a job to support said child? You all want to make the government put women in jail for abortions, and the solution is simple…don’t let men reproduce. I can hear the guns locking and loading as of right now!! lol. No one has the right to dictate to another person what to do with their own bodies…true Libertarians will back me up on that statement.

          • libertytrain

            Interesting concept eyes – confiscate the weapon before it can do its damage.

          • Cawmun Cents

            So….what you are implying is that you still dont want to have to claim responsiblilty for the choices you make.So…like the progressives who want to control everything from birth on,you think that the gubment should decide.Sorry but if that is what being a libertarian is….I’ll pass.-CC.

          • DaveH

            There’s one major fly in the ointment, Vicki — Death in childbirth. I know on an abstract level most people might consider that no big deal, but I’ll bet if most of you were actually attending the event you would change your minds. Nobody has a right to make that life or death decision for a woman, but that woman herself. If not for that, I would say she should have the baby and put it up for adoption if she didn’t think she could care properly for it.
            Let God deal with her punishment if he sees fit.

          • DaveH

            And for you, Cawmun, why don’t you simply read our party platform and see for yourself what we stand for? It’s easier reading than this blog most of the time:

          • moonbeam


            “When I have sex I have chosen.” That says it all in a nutshell. I used to be pro-choice until I found out what really happens during an abortion. I was freaked out, horrified and appalled. My God in Heaven, how can we do this awful thing and think it is okay?

            I have long since repented of this evil and told God so. Up until that time, I never ever knew that the fetus is actually DISMEMBERED. Yes, arms, legs TORN OFF. I literally cried tears and sick to my stomach when I saw pictures of this…couldn’t believe it. Made me ache.

            Always thought some insignificant little ball of cells was removed. Didn’t realize that the tiny little heart is already beating by the time the mother knows she is pregnant.

            My message to All WOMEN:

            First off, stop having sex with a man you are not married to. I know, sounds old fashion, but it is the low down, get down of basic truth. Have some respect for yourself.

            Secondly, stop having babies with men you are not married to. I’m talking PREVENTION, not abortion. Birth control methods are all over the place. FREAKING PICK ONE!

            Thirdly, if you are not ready for children, don’t have sex. If you can’t control yourself, USE PROTECTION! If protection fails, oh well, you got a baby on the way. When you had sex YOU CHOSE! This is the natural course when you CHOOSE to have sex. Don’t make the baby pay for YOUR CHOICES. Even if raped, don’t make the baby pay for it. I sincerely do understand it is a hard choice to make.

            Message for young unmarried girls: Open a book, not your legs.

            Now, let me say this. Marriage is a great and honorable institution. God bless those who can stand it. I personally couldn’t stand it. In fact, I hated it! Loss of privacy and alone time were my biggest peeves. Every time I turned around, there he freaking was breathing down my neck or talking in my ear hole. Couldn’t stand it… Marriage is not for me. lol. (had to laugh at that myself. good to laugh at yourself sometimes.)

            God gave me the gift of singleness and I’m running with it. There is no significant other in my life, by choice, and I am quite content. No attitude or chip on my shoulder and basically very happy. Sure, some chaos, but such is life.

            Sex does not rule my world. Sex life was absolutely electric with a man I was not married to but truly loved! So, I’m not some prude talking from a high horse. I’m a God fearing, bible believing, pot smoking sinner.

            My message to women and young unmarried girls came about through living, learning, loving and growing. My ideas, thoughts and opinions have changed over the years to where TRUTH has the loudest voice and the light shines above it.

        • mickey

          Actually, animals will let one die after birth by not feeding them. I am pro choice because I don’t believe any one has a right to tell someone else what to do, much less for 18 yrs. I am against all this welfare by child for life.

          A lot went missing with the feminist movement. It freed men from obligations to support their children all in the name of not living with an abusive parent. Now women are on welfare and the men are off the hook.

          There was a court case in IL that asked for the Fed law that supported fed tax and the court could not find one. Thus, IL tax was also unenforceable since it stated anyone subject to Fed was subject to IL. We should all look into this and strangle the Fed. Even the top guy at IRS said it was voluntary at the fed level.

      • DaveH

        Are you saying that you are going to allow all of us (men and women) to make our own decisions about our own bodies, money, and property? Are you going to allow all of us to forgo being willing slaves to other human beings?

        • eyeswideopen

          DaveH, you never mentioned that you were black. Those were the only slaves in our history. White men have never been slaves to anyone in this country.

          • libertytrain

            Oh dear, I do believe your history classes failed you, eyes. Mine didn’t -

          • DaveH

            We are slaves right now, Eyes, and you know it. Obviously you are in a position to benefit from that slavery or you wouldn’t be so quick to dismiss that fact. But you didn’t fully answer my question. You want Freedom of Choice at the same time you try to deny ours. Typical Liberal. Your comment would have more legs if you didn’t condone taking other peoples’ Free Choice away.

          • Jay

            Eyes, define slavery?

          • mickey

            Sorry, eyes, the blacks were the only ones labeled “slaves”. There were other groups as well.

            And if you want to compare the black slavery, just look at the trafficking with those coming through Mexico–a price paid for labor for housing and food. It is government sanctioned and we have a black looking guy in the WH. The only good I see out of this is that obama took away the stigma whites instigated slavery.

        • eyeswideopen

          DaveH, being part of a civilized society means that you participate and contribute to the general welfare of the society. And yes that means paying taxes…first article of Constitution provides for taxation. Since you hate this country and how it was founded, why are you still here? You attended college on a scholarship (tax payer money)and have had the ability to enjoy the freedoms like everyone else, and yet, you hate it. Why don’t you just leave?

          • DaveH

            What? I attended college on a Scholarship? I guess that’s sort of a compliment, but no, I received no Scholarship. Since I never said such a thing, you are either grossly mistaken or outright lying. Only you know the truth on that one.
            And I hate this country? You’re funny, Eyes. Your kind who are trying desperately to suck away our Freedom are the haters. I allow my fellow human being to control his own body and property.
            And indeed, the Constitution does provide for taxation in Article I:
            “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons”.
            Do you get that, Eyes? Or do I need to explain to you that the taxes were apportioned based upon the number of people in each state. In other words, every person paid the same. I’m all for that. When do you want to get us back to that?
            And you leave, Eyes. I love the Freedom that this country was established to promote. You don’t. So the obvious choice to leave would be your Freedom-hating self.

          • libertytrain

            dave remember eyes contradicts herself – as we found the last time – I think also a Friday that she chose to spend a lot of time here; she’d post one thing on one post and something completely contrary to on another article – complimented me when I pointed that out last time, about a month ago. It’s her style to just come here to disrupt. I would almost think she was paid to do so.

          • DaveH

            I think she has a substance abuse problem, Liberty.

          • libertytrain

            Dave – :)

          • Jay

            Eyes is clearly proficient in the art and discipline of “Liberal Double-Speak”!

  • Pappadave

    By that same logic, NO ONE should have to get “permission” from any State to exercise his/her 2nd Amendment rights, either. I carry a copy of the Constitution with me almost everywhere I go and I carry a weapon with me, too…at least when I deem it wise to do so. If I’m ever stopped and my weapon discovered, I just whip out my copy of the Constitution and ask the LEO stopping me to please point out where it says I’ve got to get the government’s permission to carry it. So far, I’ve not had any problem whatsoever.

    • Vicki

      out of curiosity how many times has it been discovered that you have a gun?

      If you watch reality shows like COPS the police seem very hostile toward folk that have guns in their possession. (Not a very good sampling of “reality” I know)

  • B

    Taxpayer’s class action lawsuit may shake things up. Yes?

  • Cawmun Cents


  • Alex

    Tom “Jefferson was a smart dude?”

    You’re kidding, right?

    This man who wrote about liberty and Freedom OWNED people, you know. Even with the forced labor, he was a failed businessman.

    Ready to rethink that “smart” bit? Probably not—most of the people on this blog seem to recognize slavery as an important boost to this country’s young economy.

    I did a study recently to determine the real “Evil Empires”. Here are some results on certain evil criteria:

    Used biological weapons against own people–Nazi Germany (yes), Soviet Union (probably), United States (yes)

    Used forced labor–Nazis (yes), USSR (yes), United States (yes)

    Dropped atomic bombs on sleeping children—Nazis (no), USSR (no), USA (yes–twice in three days)

    Played citizen factions against each other due to religious, class, race, etc— Nazis (yes), USSR (yes), USA (yes)

    Worked on weapon that kills all living creatures within target area while leaving property intact—Nazis (no), USSR (unsure), USA (yes)

    Used War to impose will on other nations—Nazis (yes), USSR (yes), USA (yes)

    Used stacked courts to subvert the will of the people in elections—Nazis (no), USSR (no), USA (yes)

    The White Estates of Amerika is THE Evil Empire.

    • Incredulous1

      Hey Alex, bet I can find you a great deal on a condo in Moscow – or Havana. I refuse to help my friends and relatives move but in your case, I would buy the 1-way ticket!
      And when you say, “Used stacked courts to subvert the will of the people…”, Hitler and Stalin both said, “Courts?!? We don’t need no stinkin’ courts! Stacked or otherwise!”
      Grow up, Kiddie, or get out!

      • Alex

        I mentioned countries that used the courts to subvert the will of the people, not countries whose leaders exclaimed, “Courts! We don’t need no stinking courts!”

        • Bus

          Alex your revisionist history went out in the 80′s, rather than applying present day standards to your moral judgements try to understand what the world was like when H. Truman (D) made the determination to drop the bomb, or try to understand the complex situation that Jefferson faced in giving his slaves freedom. The world just wasn’t the same then as it is today, but your version is easy, slick, and simplistic…at least for getting your point across.

    • TIME

      Hey Alex Bubba,

      Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.

    • patriot1776

      Here is one of the parts omitted from the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. It was written by Thomas Jefferson. This is one of the “long train of abuses” that was listed as the reasons for the colonies secession from England.

      So next time you decide to subject others to you opinions based on such limited knowlege and portray Jefferson as nothing but an evil slave owner, you might actually think about doing research on actual history! Enjoy!:

      he has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it’s most sacred rights of life & liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. this piratical warfare, the opprobrium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the CHRISTIAN king of Great Britain. determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought & sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce:[11] and that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished die, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and to purchase that liberty of which he has deprived them, by murdering the people upon whom he also obtruded them; thus paying off former crimes committed against the liberties of one people, with crimes which he urges them to commit against the lives of another.

    • Dave

      Go back to Africa

      • Alex

        Dave—What is THAT supposed to mean?

        • DaveH

          When the time comes that you Liberals recognize the errors of your ways, and quit forcing your likes and dislikes on others, and quit taking the property of others, then your complaints about former slaveowners might hold some water.
          And don’t forget that the hero of the Big Government movement (Alexander Hamilton) also held slaves. It was a common event in the eighteenth century. Just as Liberals are a common event in the 21st century (unfortunately).

      • eddie47d

        Hang in there Mark for they will only look at one side of an issue and denounce things that they or this country does themselves. I happen to like Thomas Jefferson even with his few warts. He definitely was a mover and a shaker on many fronts. We all have warts for the whole world to see. Yup,you,me and everyone on this site. They love trying to expose us and we constantly expose them. Have a good one.

        • Jay

          eddie:They love trying to expose us and we constantly expose them. Have a good one.

          You claim to be a centrist, yet you speak like a racist. What’s with this, us vs them nonsense? Who is us, and who is them? Let me guess; “Them” are anyone who dares disagree with “us”, you, and “us” is anyone who agrees with you! Correct?

          • eddie47d

            Put any kind of spin on it you want Jay. You always do and I will afford you the right to do it. Although rapist was way over the top even for you.

          • Jay

            I said racist, not rapist. Freudian slip, eddie?

          • DaveH

            I think the Liberals are raping us, Jay. So, Eddie isn’t that far off.

    • FreedomFighter


      Please move to N. Korea.

      You sir are ill informed in so much, deluded, and propagandized into false premise of action, resulting in a skewed at best view. I have traveled a bit of the world and with all its faults America stands tall as a giant among midgets.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

      • Alex

        Please, mam, SHOW me where I am wrong. As I have said many times here, the Fright Wingers jump all over ME for the things that I write but not the THINGS I write. Why? Because they cannot.

        The truth hurts. Blind obedience is wrong. To support something that is so terribly wrong because it is “ours”, because we have been exposed to the most destructive virus known to man, patriotism, is childish.

        • patriot1776

          Alex, i concur with you on many of the items you listed, some I don’t:

          Biological weapons on our own people-? When?

          Forced Labor-yup, It was abolished (in poor fashion, and with many consequences. There was a better solution than Lincoln’s bloody war to force the south to stay in a union it no longer wanted to be a part of)

          Dropped atomic bombs on sleeping children- yes, but there were men and women too, and that is a wholly unfair way to characterize the event.

          Playing citizen factions against each other- yes, thats what governments who like to maintain control do. Which is why Jefferson was a proponent of numerous, limited, and federated government.(government closer to the people is easier to keep in check and is better at true representation due to local accountability) NOT central powerful ones like what we have today.

          working on weapons to kill all living creatures and leave propery intact- yup, Not inherently bad, unless it is used for imposing it’s will on other nations. for defense I am glad to have it.

          Using war to impose will on other nations- yes, and it has also used the threat of violence to impose it’s will on her own people. This is another reason why Jefferson opposed standing armies.(look it up)

          Use the courts to subvert the will of the people- yes, and to flip the meaning of the constitution on it’s head and centralize power by denying States, and their people their rights.

          The White Estates of Amerika?- Why do people always have to pull the race card? It shows a lack of intelligence and is usually used as a monkey wrench to silence opposition when their arguments lack validity.

          As for Jefferson, he was not as you portray. learn a little history before you post.(see my response to you above)

        • DaveH

          Alex, it’s funny that I haven’t heard you complain about Obama’s Unconstitutional War in Libya. Why is that, Alex?

      • eyeswideopen

        Freedom, a giant, until we default on our debts, then the entire world will know that we don’t keep our word and will penalize us in interest payments that will make your head go around and around. The fact that our forefathers mandated that we will pay our bills, doesn’t matter to the radical right. The very first article of Constitution gives Congress right to levy taxes and mandates we pay our debts, however, your fellow right wingers don’t want to obey the Constitution, and you critize others who believe in it. Very sad indeed.

        • OB1

          You are dominated by fear of the “unknown”. People make bad decisions when they are frightened. I think it is called “fight or flight” sindrome. This article very much addresses the issue at hand.

    • jibbs

      Alex, why don’t you dive into a swimming pool twice, and come up once. If you don’t like what we discuss here, just beat it!!
      Please don’t go away mad, just go away.
      This forum is for like minded freedom loving Americans.

      • eyeswideopen

        jibbs, now you are showing your ignorance, If the founders of this site wanted only vomiting of their own ideas, they would restrict any opposing blogger from entering comments. This says “Personal Liberty”, not Conservative Liberty, or Republican Liberty, but Personal Liberty. Use your brain and embrace different ideas, no one party is always right. I know that is hard for you comprehend, but just look at the recent history of repub party and you should be able to admit that your party made many, many mistakes. When you isolate yourself from differing ideas, you then become a minion.

        • Alex

          You are correct.

        • DaveH

          I agree. What better way is there for the fence-straddlers to witness up close and personal what Liberals are really like?

          • eddie47d

            …or Conservatives like jibbs who are always trying to deny someone elses right to speak out. That is all too familiar.

          • eyeswideopen

            Here is what right wing radicals are really like:

          • DaveH

            Sounds a lot like you Liberals, Eyes, only with a different agenda.

      • OB1

        No! I get more connected with what I already know. And by that person’s statements (and many others) I realize where they are coming from. They force me to begin to communicate my knowledge. I have worked for the top 100 newspapers in the country. I was offered a great position with a very stable company in a US city I would love to live in…great fly fishing). I turned it down, with full benefits, no less. My Grandfather was a professor of English and History at a prominent American
        unversity. My father was bilingual in many languages; he also worked for the State Department, (before he left in disgust…). Please don’t slam them for writing anything! Perhaps their are paid, perhaps not…that’s on their conscience not yours or mine. I really appreciate your posts and read them often. You, my friend who I do not know, are making me wiser. Thanks.

    • DaveH

      Yes, Jefferson, the father of Small Government owned slaves.
      But then, so did Hamilton, the father of Big Government.
      So what’s your point, Alex?
      Don’t Liberals believe in riding on the backs of others (redistribution of wealth)?
      Don’t Liberals believe in forcing their desires on others (healthcare insurance, environmentalism, etc.)?
      So then, basically, Liberals STILL believe in Slavery, don’t they Alex?

      • eyeswideopen

        DaveH, redistribution of wealth no, equal sharing of the tax burden yes. Healthcare, you use medicare, so you are a hypocrite. In case you didn’t remember, it was the repubs who years ago, wanted to mandate that everyone pay (mitt romney)into the system. Obama Care, just saves 100billion the first ten years (CBO figures)and over a trillion in 20. You obviously hate everything about this country. Please feel free to leave and live somewhere with no regulations.

        • DaveH

          LOL. You are so ridiculous, Eyes, that I just can’t take you seriously. You are just playing devil’s advocate, aren’t you?
          Equal taxes? You go Girl. When can you get that done for us?
          And wow, that was double-bagger (“you use medicare, so you are a hypocrite”). Not only are you telling an untruth (and I think you know better, in which case it’s an outright lie), but you threw in your usual personal attack in lieu of the facts. If somebody’s paying you for this, I suggest they ask for their money back, because you’re counter-productive. You are a Liberal though, so that lack of productivity shouldn’t surprise me.

          • DaveH

            By the way, Folks, Eyes just gave you a glimpse into Liberal tactics. First they force you into a system against your will, then take your money to pay for it. But if you want to receive the promised benefits, you are a hypocrite. It’s like the guy who takes a girl to dinner and then afterwards expects a sexual payback when there was no such prior contract. Liberals behave just like the people they claim to despise.

    • Jay

      Alex:I did a study recently to determine the real “Evil Empires”. Here are some results on certain evil criteria:

      Alex, I hate to burst your bubble, but this isn’t much of a study. However, what your so-called study reveals to us, is your deep seated, festering, and cancerous hatred for this country. You mean to tell us, that in your, no doubt, exhaustive study, you couldn’t find one positive thing about the United States of America? Well let me help you out, you festering boil!

      1.Apple pie ala mode

      2.Visits to an ice cream parlor on hot summer evening

      3.The Kansas prairie.

      4.Sweet Iowa corn

      5.Drive-in movies: combining two American favorites—movies and cars.

      6.Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston, actually most all of the old colonial cities…

      7.Barbecues: dad at the grill, mom pouring lemonade, kids playing with water balloons

      8.Mount Rushmore: how deliciously kitschy and American to turn a mountain into a postcard

      9.Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Harrison Ford: between the three of them we have Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, Apollo Thirteen, Band of Brothers, Indiana Jones, Air Force One, Patriot Games, and countless other quintessentially American films.

      10.Baseball. Whether a little league game in rural Idaho or a sold out game at Wrigley Field, baseball is a gorgeous articulation of the American spirit.

      11.Disneyland and Disneyworld: the crowds, the idealistic nostalgia, the capitalism, the innocence…

      12.Extreme diversity. Living in L.A. has driven the point home: America is truly the most diverse country in the world, and it’s a great thing.

      13.The National Park System. There’s nothing like it in the world.

      14.College sports: do other countries even have something so great as the NCAA?

      15.Ken Burns documentaries: Baseball, Jazz, The Civil War, The War… they’re all so exceedingly American.

      16.The Oregon Trail: the computer game AND the actual trail.

      17.Wilderness: there actually is some left, in remote corners of the American West.

      18.Cowboys and Indians

      19.Our great poets: Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Edgar Allen Poe, etc

      20.Our great novelists: Flannery O’Connor, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Walker Percy, etc.

      21.Western films: John Ford, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Monument Valley.

      22.The Gold Rush

      23.The Gilded Age

      24.Woodstock: the lasting iconic moment of that most iconic of all American decades, the 60s.

      25.Prohibition and the Jazz Age: if only because it gave birth to the best American book of the 20th century (see next item).

      26.The Great Gatsby: No words have ever captured the complex beauty and dream of America as Fitzgerald’s in this book.

      27.New York and Chicago-style pizza

      28.Art deco skyscrapers

      29.Our shared national love of kitsch (see towns like Las Vegas, Pigeon Forge, and Branson)

      30.The Super Bowl

      31.Charlie Brown

      32.Relief organizations

      33.Religious faith

Educational and Financial Opportunity



      37.Comedy clubs

      There, eat your heart out, you commie PRICK!!!

    • Jay

      Alex is an astute student of communist goals. In his anti-American rant, and anti-American sentiment that saturated his post, he inadvertently revealed three key communist goals presently employed from within the anti-Ameraic administration, whose purpose is to subvert and destroy America.

      30. Discredit the Founding Fathers – present them as selfish, slave owning aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man”.

      31. Discourage study of and rewrite American history – frame Americas history as a minor part of
      “the big picture” in world history.

      29. Discredit the Constitution, calling it inadequate, old fashion, out of step with modern needs
      and a hindrance to cooperation between nations.

  • paul

    well Alex,you can always deport yourself from the the USA if it is so bad you can’t stand it,that is if you live in the US. I’m sure England or France will take you in.

    • DaveH

      I doubt it, Paul. Maybe Cuba or North Korea, though.

    • bigez.1953

      I think that we should show our collective benevolence by helping Alex, in whatever capacity, to emmigrate to whatever country he believes will allow him to live the lifestyle he dreams of. Americans are the most friendly, loving, and charitable people on this planet. I’m sure that no one would have to kick in more than $1.00 to move Alex and his stuff to any place on the planet. $3.00 a pop might get him to the moon! Give today to the A.E.F. — Alex Emmigration Fund! Go Alex! Go Alex! Go Alex! Bon Voyage! Arrivadirci! Aloha! Siyonara! Scat! Git! Leave! Begone!

  • TombstoneLizard

    Well now I want a pizza and a joint! Nullification of egregious decisions against the people who have spoken loudly, clearly, and in multitudes on behalf of their Constitutional Rights is not breaking the law-it is ENFORCING IT!

    • jibbs

      Maybe you should have the joint first, then the pizza………

    • bigez.1953

      You want a Pizza Joint?!? Your Name is TOMBSTONE! LMBFAO1

  • BrotherPatriot

    I took the vote for Mr. Livingston’s nod towards who should be the republican nomination for the 2012.

    Ron Paul is the obvious vote as he has the most voting consistantcy in regards to the Constitution of any other politition currently available to the American public. (However, when I last checked he was 3rd on the voting list.)

    The Constitution of the United States is the Highest Law of the LAND.


    That statement above is very simple. It doesn’t take a constitutional lawyer to understand this. We have 4 entities to enforce it. The 3 branches of our Government…Executive, Judicial, Legislative and also Congress. But all 4 are failing to enforce and protect the Constitution due to a common reason.

    That common reason is that there is an entity in the world that is trying to destroy the sovereignity of not just the USA but also all other countries as well. They have infiltrated not just the governments of these countries but the entertainment, the news media, the schools, the police departments all the way down into the very town & city councils. They have a common Agenda. They are very real & they have been working at this for a very long time.

    It is a system that has conscripted vast human & material resources into building a tightly nit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations. Their preparations are concealed and not published. It’s mistakes are buried, not headlined. (Yes…this is a quote. Many of you know from whom these wonderfully brave words came from. May God bless his soul for what he was beginning to try & do…to enforce the Constitution and make aware the common US citizen as to what was going on under their very nose. He was trying to wake us up to the very real threat that I am speaking of and they killed him for it. His speech was not just about Communism directly…it was much more and they killed him for it.)

    There has been only two Presidents (JFK & Lincoln) who have tried to break us away from the greatest tool that this entity has that they use to control us.


    Both Presidents were executed/murdered by this entity when those presidents began to have the US print their own money. It would have liberated us and the entity knew it.

    He who controls the money supply controls everything.

    Another direct quote from the other side of the equation, “Give me control of a nation’s money SUPPLY, and I care not who makes the laws.” Who said that? His name was Mayer Amschel Rothschild. He was a thief and crook with a vast amount of money. What organizations was he & his friends in, and now their decendants all party to?

    The same ones I am accusing that have infiltrated our & other countries fundamental governmental and state agencies. The ones that are united by their common cause and Agenda. The ones that are leaving us quick messages of their presence in our past & currently made movies from Hollywood. The one putting the spin on the Main Stream Media (MSM)…the pack of social degenerates who make up the UN, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderbergs, the Illuminati/Mason/Skull & Bones equation and all their variously named organizations. They are all one and the same. They have factions within themselves which is human nature but indeed…they are known to work both sides of disputes (funded both sides of WW1 and WW2) and due to their vast resources…they have a direct impact on human society.

    And they are Lucifarion in nature. All you have to do is alittle digging into History to see the connection. What they do in secrecy is done that way for a reason. It is done in secrecy because if the world knew what they really stand for and do in private…we would rise up enmass and put them down. It’s all really that simple.

    Here is a example. Say you have a new Society…a people who have gathered and given themselves a national identity. Then in this society a group forms that has secret meetings and makes special deals with each other…who fund special interest groups and promote each other. Where if your not part of this group then you not only are on the “out” but you are working against a covert force in virtually all aspect of your life. That your personal success is blunted by their efforts if you appose them. If I were in such a society I would speak out against the unfairness of that situation. Especially if that secret group of power hungry madmen were malignant.

    People…that is all I’m doing. I’m an American Veteran and a member of Oath Keepers. It is my sworn duty to bring awareness of this infection that we have and my voice is all that I have at this time to use. It’s my Constitutional right to speak this and I would love to be wrong…but I’m not. The math adds up and all I ask is for you to open yourselves to reading & researching further into the ROOT level thinking that I am speaking of. These truths sure do make sense when you look at our world & country through this filter of thinking.
    I also want to note that many, many of the people who are affiliated with this group aren’t fully aware of just what they are part of. Many of them actually are very good men & women. However, they have been misled by the deepest levels of their network and this is done on intention as it helps create a buffer of them and the rest of the public.

    Their very own Morals & Dogma (basically the Masonic Bible guide for the first 33 degrees of their organisation) written by Albert Pike even says…

    Masonic Lying — “A Spirit that loves wisdom and contemplates the Truth close at hand, is forced to disguise it, to induce the multitudes to accept it … Fictions are necessary to the people … the truth must be kept secret and the masses need a teaching proportional to the imperfect reason.” [Morals and Dogma, p. 103] (In other words the masses need to be lied to. But, Pike is talking about lying only to the non-masonic population, surely; we must assume he would not counsel Masonic leaders to lie deliberately to lower-level Masonic brethren, right? After all, those lower-level brethren so look up to their Masonic superiors as to place them on a very high pedestal. Surely, no Mason would deliberately lie to his brethren?)

    Listen to Pike again: “Masonry, like all the Religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it … So Masonry jealously conceals its secrets and intentionally leads conceited interpreters astray.” [Morals and Dogma, p. 104-5; Emphasis added]

    Therefore, Masonry deliberately lies to its own lower-level people! Masonry “uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead.” (Pike’s words, not mine.)

    Why is our world the way that it is? It’s because they want it to be this way…they want strife. It helps divide us and allows them to slowly erode our rights into nothing. To help protect us from the “terrorists” that they create, they pass laws that take away our rights and thus they gain control of us. It’s all really that simple.

    If what I am saying is true then indeed…it makes alot of sense that our world is the way that it is. They do own the media and sensor what is allowed to be talked about at the National level. They do own our money and control it’s supply (Which our Constitution says we have the right to coin our own money…not borrow it with interest & inflation!) They do own our entertainment industry & have been leaving their stamps in the movies if you are aware enough to see their symbology such as the consistant white/black floor tile designs often now seen in the movies. They do own the nations food supply as well and have begun genetically altering our food thus making us weaker since those foods don’t have all the nutrients in them they are supposed to. These people are indeed very real and very dangerous to any free thinking Patriot. They have out lawed a natural herb that has so many usages that are beneficial to us on virtually every level. Hemp can be used for food, clothes, medicine, paper, rope and sooo very much more. I honestly believe that herb could help liberate & save the world from many of it’s problems. You can even harvest an acre several times a year vrs wood which takes years to regrow after a single harvesting. They have put floride into our drinking water & tooth paste when it’s a proven toxic substance to the human body and then slapped some propaganda down and spun it to be beneficial for you. Unbelievable.

    They have been pumping out that we are a democracy for so long since they reestablished their 3rd central bank in 1913 that now the vast majority of Americans if asked what kind of government we have they would respond with, “A democracy”. When in truth we have a (or are supposed to have) a Constitutional Republic. Why do we have Democrats? Why do we have a two party system? It’s because THEY want us to. It helps allow them to spin their illusion that you are given a choice. That your vote matters. It’s all a bunch of crap and they are laughing about it. When they pick out what choice you get to chose from…who is really making the decisions here?

    My rant is getting long…sorry about that…but this…this is why I said, “Other” when asked by Mr. Livingston’s poll as to what is the most important issue for the 2012 election…and my vote shows up currently as 0% compared to jobs, economics, foreign policy, debt, etc. This just shows how “They” have divided us at the ROOT level thinking. We don’t see the forest for the trees. It’s all the same damn equation…and we have to fix it at the ROOT level. We have to get down into the source. We have to stop treating the symptoms and instead go directly and cure the infected wound itself. This infection in the body of humanity has been allowed to fester for far to long.

    We MUST address it.

    We must speak about what is not spoken about but is in your very city. You rub shoulders in your local grocery store with these people who are members of it and you don’t even know. Perhaps you yourselves are affiliated with it and your conditioning has already put your block up to hear the truth. But this is truth. They are connected and it runs all the way through the very fabric of our society. It’s all right infront of our eyes and were not seeing it. Were not talking about it. Were not addressing the wound…we still keep trying to delude ourselves and treat the symptoms.

    Wake up America. Wake up World. Were in the 11th hour and time is growing short. They do have a plan. They are very real and they are not your friend. History proves this.

    God Bless.

    • OB1

      You are a gift. I’m new here too. I knew this but did not write this or have the ability to express it. Until Livingston gets censored, change your internet settings to another country and your e-mail accounts as well. This is not paranoia. The Government does it too.
      The Google exec who was on staff at the White house left aboout 4 or 5 months ago. Change your settings. Really liked your post. Love to learn.

      • Kate 8

        OB1 – How does one find out how to do that?

      • BrotherPatriot

        Thank you for the compliment.

        I’m just a fellow American trying to find his path in life while walking in the light of God’s Moral Living.

        If only we all did.

        God Bless.

    • DaveH

      The Constitution when written was a pact between Sovereign States who created the Federal Government to mostly deal with issues of foreign states (countries). But above all that Federal Government was given only certain powers and was basically subservient to the states. The last thing on the framers’ minds was that the Federal Government would decide itself when it was exercising powers not given to it by the states. The environment we now labor under (Supreme Court deciding all issues) was surreptitiously implemented decades later by followers of Hamilton who pushed from the beginning for an all powerful Central Government. In fact, the Supreme Court has never to my knowledge declared any Federal Law Unconstitutional, but it has declared many State laws Unconstitutional. Kind of a conflict of interest isn’t it, having the Federal Government police itself?

      • BrotherPatriot

        Excellent points, Brother.

    • Dan az


      Well done!We all here have stressed these very issues for sometime here but you have managed to put it into one post.Well done!

      • BrotherPatriot

        Thank You brother for reading my post. Apparently there was some doubt whether anyone would. I knew my brother & sister patriots better though.

        I’m just trying to help and do my part. If trouble must come…let it come in my time so I can help make it right. That way my/our children can have the peace & future they deserve. Free & independant!

        God Bless.

    • eyeswideopen

      Brother, you aren’t going to have a choice, the Koch brothers have already decided to back Michele Bachmann, hold on for the ride.

    • Kate 8

      BrotherPatriot – Wow! Fantastic post.

      Everything you say is true, and that is only the tip of the iceberg. The things that are going on covertly are unspeakable, and if people knew the scope of it they’d be horrified. I learn more every day, and I cannot even share because no one would believe me.

      God bless and Godspeed, fellow patriot.

      • BrotherPatriot

        As always, Kate 8…I appreciate the support…we are usually on the same thought path it seems. You once wrote something about God being all things & how his energy is part of us all, etc…

        I can’t come close to the description you used…but I was of similiar mind and always have been. I was just stunned at your very clear description and I’m still appreciative apparently.

        We just have to keep doing our own parts and together…it will add up to the whole. One day we will set things right but only with God’s help will this be done.

        ROOT level thinking…there is a positive & a negative force. Period. I know which I serve.

        God Bless.

        • Kate 8

          BrotherPatriot – Thank you for your compliment, and right back at’cha.

          While I do believe that God is in all things (He would have to be, since “in the beginning there was only God”, and all things proceeded from Him), science has been working, as they did in the days of Noah, to corrupt God’s perfect biological blueprints.

          Gene-splicing has progressed from plant and animal chimeras to altering human DNA. This is being done in many ways, through genetically modified foods to vaccines (which contain animal and human fetal DNA) to nanotechnology…it’s endless. These man-created freaks are an abomination to God, and will be destroyed. And we are being experimented on (especially our children) without our will or knowledge.

          What God created He called good, but what man is creating is abomination.

    • Al Sieber

      BrotherP, good post, thanks for bringing up Albert Pike I’ve done a lot of research on him.

      • BrotherPatriot

        Roger that.

      • Kate 8

        Al – Have you come across, in Pike’s writings, the plan to resurrect the Nephilim?

    • Christin

      Brother Patriot,

      Great post… thanks for sharing from your mind and your heart.

      The three branches of government are: the Executive, the Legislative (Congress) and the Judicial.

      Don’t forget the ‘Fabian Society’ as one of the evil Rulers of these world groups.

      Keep fighting the good fight, Brother.

  • TIME

    Hi Mike,

    Great Blog, Thanks I enjoyed it.

  • don

    go to the webpage alex jones info wars shop. look for the obama deception and click on it. i have the dvd and ist is very sickening. i think if everybod saw it obumma would not be back again.

    • patriot1776

      seen it. loved it.

  • Incredulous1

    Brother, you wrote a very long post which most people will not read past, “We have 4 entities to enforce it. The 3 branches of our Government…Executive, Judicial, Legislative and also Congress.”
    You lost me at that point. “Congress” = (House of Representatives plus the Senate) which IS the “Legislative” branch of the federal government. There are not “4 entities”, Brother, only 3. Everything you wrote after that loses all credibility and therefore was a waste of your time. Sorry.

    • patriot1776

      The fourth is the States, obvious guy says…..if you read the article

    • BrotherPatriot

      I’m sure there are other typo’s as well…but in regards to the 4th entity states work just fine.

      Nothing a Patriot says or writes is a waste of time.

      There is merit in their free thought and usually there is something of value still in a misunderstanding or mistake to be learned from.

      God Bless.

      • OB1

        See! I said you knew! Please keep it up!. I will try too. Of course, sometimes, I get discouraged. But there are those on hear that are readers or the wise who have actually experienced these things before, and for some reason “Bob Livingston” does not censor us! I hope he or they will let us know when we get censored.

  • C130 Gunship

    If we could get the top 9 states as a percentage of GDP – like 52.28%(2010 data)or any combo of other states to tell the feral gubbermint to ‘shove it’ and not send one penny of revenue to them, the feral gubbermint would collapse overnight without firing one shot.

    California 13.34%
    Texas 7.95%
    New York 7.68%
    Florida 5.20%
    Illinois 4.44%
    Pennsylvania 3.97%
    New Jersey 3.42%
    Ohio 3.33%
    Virginia 2.95%

    what say you?

    • TML


    • jibbs

      I second that motion..Aye

    • OB1

      I third the motion. Approved.

    • DaveH

      Sorry, it won’t work until we get rid of the Federal Reserve.
      Until then, they will just lend the Federal Government more money until which time all of our dollars become worthless.

  • don

    they robbed us of the origina thirteenth amendment which probly would have preventd a alot of our polititions from getting in. look up the missing thirteenth amendment. the new 13th amend ment freed the theives. i dig in this stuff all the time

  • TML

    Very good piece… VERY good.
    I’ve been saying for years that the 10th Amendment is the true gaurdian of the others, and you’ve really brought it to life for those who don’t know what to do.

    Although, I believe that voting in the new ‘bum’ Ron Paul, who is VERY strict about the 10th Amendment would go a long way. Not THE answer for everything, but it would certainly help.

    • DaveH

      Yep, Ron Paul by himself couldn’t accomplish anymore than Reagan did by himself. We need to overhaul Congress also.

  • montee

    What would you suggest we do if our state won’t consider going the ‘nullification’ route? I can’t understand how the entire state can be wanting a marxist society…but then again, after seeing what B.O. has been allowed to do, nothing should surprise me anymore!…WRONG!
    Then I fell upon the link below. This didnt just surprise me, it shocked me to my knees! PLEASE, do yourselves a favor…take the time NOW to listen to it. I have no doubt it may knock your socks off! With what is obviously very intense research done by many patriots, these proofs were discovered. After hearing this, EVERYTHING that we see going on in congress will then be crystal clear. I believe you all will agree that it is critical that the actions suggested on it be done by as many patriots as possible and as soon as possible! This info must go viral. We really need Gods(not religions!) intervention NOW..without it America has literally NO chance for survival.

    • OB1

      Don’t even get us started on that one. Christianity seperated in the 1400′s after the “Reformation” under Martin Luther. What happened to original teaching of the apostles of Jesus before the 1400′s? Now I know. Even that in our country and western Europe is sick, for good reason. Will go on more when I feel so inspired to do so.

      • montee

        I had no intention to ‘get us started’ on anything related to religion! DID YOU READ what my post was asking and ‘trying’ to get others to do?? Once anyone takes the time to go check into whats on the link, they will see that God and/or religion are not even mentioned, however, it WILL no doubt automaticlly come to mind, probably even to the athiest! Thats just how shocking this info is! AGAIN, LISTEN TO WHAT HAS BEEN EXPOSED ON THE LINK!

  • patriot1776

    The tenth amendment is of paramount importance, but everyone seems to forget and ignore the ninth amendment. This amendment goes hand in hand with the tenth.:

    “The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

    In other words, the federal government can’t use other parts of the constitution to say that because a specific right is not in the constitution it does not exist.

    Or: just because we have listed these rights as the peoples,(Bill of Right) doesn’t mean that those are the only rights we retain…..and that is why it was followed up by the tenth amendment.

    Unfortunately, the Federal Courts ignore these two amendments by claiming the fourteenth amendment “incorporates” the bill of rights to apply to the States. This is a gross misinterpretation of the fourteenth, and was meant to consolidate power at the Federal level.
    The Bil of Rights was originally meant to apply ONLY to the Federal Government as FURTHER limits on their power. Most of what the Bill of Rights contained was ALREADY in the State constitutions. The ratifiers wanted to be sure the Federal government could never decide for the States those rights contained therin. In other words, The Bill of Rights was ratified to limit what power the Federal government had over issues like speech, religion, guns, etc. and to retain the rights as States to decide those matters for themselves(a.k.a. retain State soverignty) without Federal intervention on such important personal liberties. This is plainly obvious when you read the preamble to the Bill of Rights:

    Congress of the United States
    begun and held at the City of New-York, on
    Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

    THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

    RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.

    ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

    By the “incorporation doctrine” The Courts have turned the meaning of the Bill of Rights on it’s head and now have absolute power to decide what each amendment means, and what rights the States and people ultimately will be allowed to have. There goes your States rights, soverignty, and liberty.

    • Vicki

      Given that I am rather attached to all 10 amendments I am rather glad they are currently thought to apply to the states as well. What use the right to remain silent if you are in a state that does not have that in it’s constitution. What use the right to keep and bear arms if you are in California ( What use is the right to speak and assemble in a state that does not have that in it’s Constitution.

      So before you get mad at the 14th consider what you might loose.

      Now as I read the US constitution the first 10 amendments address ALL levels of government except the first which clearly states CONGRESS shall make no law…. All the rest are already in force against the state and local governments. Even 10 makes this clear by saying that the states have all powers (powers. Not rights) not delegated to the Federal government nor prohibited to the state governments.

      Thus for instance the coining of money by a state is expressly forbidden (Article 1 section 10). Keeping and bearing arms shall NOT be infringed is a restriction to both the federal and the state/local governments.

      • DaveH

        You’re right, Vicki, that the rights didn’t originally apply to the states, and I agree that it’s good they now do:

        • patriot1776

          The only reason it seems to be a good thing that the Constitution has been turned against the States to you guys is precisely because we have fallen for the mantra that the Federal government wanted us to….”the States are not to be trusted but we are.”
          Tell me how much more influence do you think you would have on your State government if you knew that they had more power to govern your life than the fed’s? Where would your political efforts be focused?How far removed is your beloved Federal government when it comes to having your voice heard? How much less removed would your State capital be than DC is? How much easier would it be to effect change at the State level on the issues? How much less of a likelyhood is it that your State government could get away with subverting the will of it’s people if the people weren’t distracted with fighting these issues on a national level rather than the State level? Competing with the views of all the States people rather than just their own?

          This is what drives me crazy about most people who claim to want a return to the constitutions original purpose….a limited Federal government. The fact is that you don’t really want that. It sound good, but the actual practice of it is foriegn to you and scares you. We are so used to our Federal Masters controlling the direction of everything we have become scared to take back responsibility for our own lives and liberties. Thats what the Supreme Court is for….right? Wrong.

          • DaveH

            You think I love the Federal Government, Patriot? I think you need to read my posts a little more carefully. We have too much Government at all levels. But if we started with getting the Federal Government cut back to it’s Constitutional size, then we could worry about the states.
            I vote Libertarian, the only Political Party with consistent principles of Freedom. And the only Party which expects Government to abide by the same moral codes that Mainstreet Americans are expected to abide by.

      • patriot1776

        Really? Just the first amendment? How about the second?:

        A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

        The right to keep and bear arms was NEVER in question at the State level the worry was that the Feds would try to tell the States what their policy on guns ought to be. Thats why the reference to a FREE State….because the States had the right to decide these issues for themselves and the Federal government, if they had the power would inevitably try to take them away. As they are today. And I hate to be the one to inform you , but now that the Federal courts have the final say so on your gun rights they will eventually decide you don’t need anything bigger than say, a .22 cal for self-defense and all others will probably be outlawed. If not all of them. And guess what…..since you were fine with giving that power over to the Federal tyrants, you will have NO recourse at your State level because “it was incorporated….remember?” so good luck with entrusting your Federal Courts to always hold up your second amendment, and good job with letting your State give up it’s authority on the matter.

        By the way I am not “mad at the 14th” nor do I think its a bad amendment per se. i am in support of it’s original intent according to those who drafted and ratified it. What I am against is the Courts MISinterpretation in an effort to subvert States rights, and centralize power.

        • DaveH

          Being as interested in the Constitution as you obviously are, I thought you might enjoy reading this book:

          • patriot1776

            Thanks Dave, I love reading anything from Mises. I will check it out.

          • patriot1776

            Also I don’t think you love the Federal government either I was being dramatic to make my point is all. That the 9th and 10th amendments, but especially the 9th are being violated through the misinterpretation of the 14th.

          • patriot1776

            By acceptiing the misinterpretation of the 14th we are, in effect, accepting the violation of the 9th and 10th! So we should not accept one mistreatment of the constitution and then demand that others not be accepted. its hipocracy, and weakens the argument, and cause.

          • DaveH

            I do believe that the Bill of Rights was originally meant to constrain the Federal Government, but it was perhaps poorly designed in that case because the Federal Government did not have the enumerated powers to do those things. So the Bill of Rights was redundant in which case it could easily lead people to the conclusion that it was meant to apply to the States also. It would have behooved them to state that those first 10 amendments applied only to the Federal Government (if that is indeed what they intended).
            Alexander Hamilton argued against the Bill of Rights claiming that they were unnecessary. But then his actions even at the time of the Convention belied that because he did his best to talk the other representatives into a much more powerful Central Government. He failed at that, but over the decades through his own actions and then actions of his followers he eventually succeeded (posthumously).

          • patriot1776

            Dave H,
            You are right! I know the debate very well. However, Those that insisted on the constitution being amended with the bill of rights were adamant that it was needed because, as written, the document would be misconstrued to give those powers in the bill of rights to the government along with any powers and rights NOT enumerated therin.(hence, the 9th and tenth) As I said before, they DID say that they were meant to restrict the Federal government….. In the preamble! It may not be written in the words we use today, but thats what they meant when they said…

            “THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

            What government and Constitution were thay talking about if not the new Federal one? Just the fact that it is a FEDERAL Constitution and the States have their own SEPERATE Constitutions should be enough to tell you that the NEW FEDERAL Constitution was meant to apply to the FEDERAL level, NOT the State. But, they weren’t confident that that would remain true over time. Therefore, they insisted that the FEDERAL government be FURTHER restricted with the Bill of Rights.

            I know you understand that they “originally” meant this. But, NOTHING legally has changed that meaning other than 5 peoples misguided opinions on the Supreme Court. You said yourself earlier:

            “The last thing on the framers’ minds was that the Federal Government would decide itself when it was exercising powers not given to it by the states.”


            “Kind of a conflict of interest isn’t it, having the Federal Government police itself?”

            So what I want to know is, since it seems as though you understand that the Supreme Courts job is to uphold the Constitution and the line it FIRMLY draws between the States and the Federal Government, Then why do you support this particular abuse of their power and not the others?

          • patriot1776

            By the way, I also wanted to respond to your comment:

            “We have too much Government at all levels. But if we started with getting the Federal Government cut back to it’s Constitutional size, then we could worry about the states.”

            I have to disagreee here, As the article above says, the answer to our federal problems are most likely to be through nullification. I agree with this, and that is why I disagree with your statement. If we were to focus our political energy at the State level, electing STATE reps. who are in agreement with folks like us, pressuring them, and petitioning them like we do at the Federal level, we could get the States to carry out, to fruition, nullification efforts.

            As I believe you understand, the real Power in this Union is in the States, a truth that the above article has reinforced. They have only forgotten their strength because we have. If the States, as a result of us electing true patriots to state positions were to defy the Federal government, there would be nothing they could do but cave to our will. Am I right?

          • DaveH

            Yes, you’re correct, but I think we have gotten so far away from the concept of state sovereignty that most people would recoil from such an idea. That’s why I keep recommending the books by Thomas DiLorenzo, as they are easy to read, and they go a long way towards waking people up to just how propagandized we have been. The PTBs have done their best to convince people that a Big Central Government is indispensable and desirable, and overcoming that brainwashing is our most difficult task.

          • patriot1776

            You got that right!

  • Bob Marshall

    I hope people are paying attention to Agenda 21. George Soros: The United States must stop resisting the orderly decline of the dollar, the coming global currency and the New World Order. My town in South Carolina learned about ICLEI and told them we wanted not part.This is a very dangerous organization that will change America as never before. Tell your town or city council you want no part of this organization.

    • OB1

      My town, city, county are “owned” by these people. I say let’s put this subject article in effect in LA, Berkeley, (San Francisco and Silicon Valley (Santa Clara and San Mateo County.) Huge population centers and the source of all technical new innovation. Then Denver, Co, Seattle, WA, Albuquerque, NM. Then, simultaneouly move eastward, westward…Raleigh, NC, then upward upstate New York, Maine, etc. Then the South, South East and then then mid-west. I am willing to be wrong on this.

      • Bob Marshall

        I found a list with each state and cities in that state that this organization is a part of today. Imagine having a home and these people check out your home. tell you need 10,000.00 mworth of repairs for it to meet the new specifactions of the city or community. If you don’t make those repairs you lose your home. this is just one example.

  • jopa

    I am not sure about the legalization of hemp.We have already spent one trillion dollars on the drug war since it began.It would seem like such a waste of money and just think of our friends across the border without a cash crop to pick.Then they will come here to pick ours.Think of all the gun and ammo manufacturers that will lose business when the gang bangers retire.The undertakers will have to wait for people to die of natural causes and the offshoot industries of coffins,body bags,mops and buckets for cleaning the blood out of the streets would come to a standstill.America needs the jobs.Not only all of that, who wants to see Americans happy with a joint in their hands when they could have had a 44 or 357 magnum in their hands and a snarl on their face.

    • eyeswideopen

      jopa, laughing out loud with hands clapping!

    • OB1

      Are you kidding me? I really do not want to discuss “wasted money” (which is de-valued anyway). Hemp was strongly endorsed by the founders for it multiple use ability. I it can make cloth like flax or cotton. It is low water, low pesticide usage (for now anyway). I have never greown it nor supported smoking marijuana, however, the more I meet with real business owners and just plain people, many have chosen smoking it over Ibuprofin, Vicodin, and other evil side-effect ridden bif pharma symptom taken awayers. Any, by the way, it is mostly middle aged and older people who have lost their insurance ( I’m beginning to thin, “thank God:, and other disable and sick people. Would you rather you friend smake a puff, or live on Prozak? Especially if they own a business and give so much more to their clients and customers for 30 years before the became pain ridden? Big Pharma has become the disease, not hemp.

    • DaveH

      Yeah, Jopa, I can see you being attacked with your joint in your hand:
      “Dude, Like what’s up? I need that money dude. Like how am I going to buy my weed, man? Now I’m going to have to get a job. Wait, what’s that knife in your hand for? Dude, that’s so uncool man …..”

  • LiarsMustBeDefeated

    Those that oppose Nullification use false arguments to support their views. THEY are LIARS.

  • Laura

    Self-defense = rational self-interest

    • OB1

      Good try.

  • jopa

    OB1;Very good you have me convinced with your diplomacy.Where can I get a good tractor cultivator and some seed?You should be a Congressman with all your reasoning and persuasive ways.Thank you again for the lesson in Hempology.

  • Robin

    OK Michael Boldin, Ladies & Gentlemen: When & Where is
    the “PATRIOTS com” meeting/convention going to be? I’ll be there!
    It’s time we drop, at least for a while, all the biases, prejudices and opinions between us [Rep/Dem, White/Black, Pot/No pot, Guns/No guns, etc]and join together to stop this run-away government, don’t you think?

  • BP2

    What good is nullification if the DEA raids legitimate medical marijuana dispensaries in California? Yes, the DEA simply invoked a policy of media blackout to their stealthy raids on licensed medical marijuana clinics, despite Obama’s campaign promises not to.

    Who is going to bail your nullified butt out of jail when the DEA comes knocking?

  • Thinking About

    I finally understand you can do and say what you want until others thinks it I’d time to interfer in your decisions. Now isn’t that great. I hear some telling others to leave USA if they don’t like far out post, think it is te to putost of you on the road but don’t take the same route Rush did, allarently a toad to nowhere and he is still here. Don’t like USA you are free to go, bye bye

  • Ward Cleaver

    What do we do when our ELECTED government officials stop obeying the law and the U.S. Constitution?

  • jopa

    Ward;We got rid of Bush and voted in Obama.

    • Jay

      for sure jopa, and so we went from the frying pan and into the fire. Damn the idiots that voted for oscumbag!

      • Thinking About

        Where do Texans send their ready for the garbage governors why to the White House so they can bankrupt the whole nation. Hope ya enjoyed his spend spend spend.

      • DaveH

        There is a silver lining to that cloud. I haven’t seen this much pro-Freedom interest in the general population ever before in my lifetime, even when Jimmy Carter was putting the finishing touches on the 1970s.
        With so many people thinking about the wisdom of our Founders now, I think we have the best chance in many many decades to turn things around. If McCain had gotten elected most of us would have probably continued slumbering while Government got ever bigger (albeit more slowly).

  • Scott

    What happens when your state is worse than the Fed? California, left coast, land of fruits and nuts indeed!

  • Michael

    This article is ridiculous. The federal government only has the best of interest in mind for the people (aside from the Republicans of course). This paranoia is stupid. “Oh no I have to get health care. Oh no my Civil Rights are reinforced.” That’s basically what you are saying, writer. You are complaining because you are “forced” to get something that people in third world countries would do anything for. That’s crazy. The only “liberty lost” is my “freedom” to sleep, because writing the rebuttal to such stupidity is keeping me up. Look, you’re not cool for “going against the grain” and being an anti-government rebel. You’re like a child that is mean to its parents even when the parents give it everything they need. Grow up.

    • DaveH

      People in Third World countries are in Third World countries because of people like you, Michael. Force is not only immoral, but it just plain doesn’t work. Adding Government middle-men to the equation just costs us more money both directly (taxes) and indirectly (lost productivity due to the interference of disinterested Government busybodies). The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
      For those whose minds AREN’T closed like steel traps, here is actual experience with Big Government around the world. Especially note those at the bottom of the list (Biggest Governments). And does anybody really think that the leaders of those countries didn’t promise their citizens glorious things?

    • DaveH

      By the way, Michael, your last sentence is just as ridiculous as I would expect from any Liberal.
      The Government isn’t our parents and they aren’t giving us everything we need. The Government can’t give without taking from somebody else. When they take from somebody else, they diminish that person’s inclination to be productive, and they encourage the recipient to be less productive. Less productivity means less goods and services in the economy which results in less help in general for those who need it. Think Cuba, or North Korea. Those who think our country can’t be brought down to those levels are deluding themselves. Argentina, for instance, was among the top ten economies of the world in the early 1900s. Look at them now.

  • Michael

    The most common misconception is that tax-cuts create jobs. That is the “go-to” phrase of the right when god forbid, oh no, the government wants to raise taxes. The Bush Tax Cuts, enacted in 2001 and 2003 not only drained the government of money to spend on its unnecessary wars, but also failed to create anywhere near a reasonable amount of new jobs. The Bush era only yielded 1.08 million jobs (that’s the net increase of employment), most being government jobs. I can’t seem to understand how the party that is so intent on shrinking the government, can only seem to grow it when they enact their economic policies. You’re simply wrong that taxes destroy incentive. Tax cuts do not pay for themselves, and simply hurt the nation’s economy.

    • DaveH

      Taking money from the private sector, where much of it is invested in productive capital equipment, and giving it to the Government, where it is just consumed doing such things as giving $2.6 million to the Chinese to train prostitutes to drink responsibly, is NOT conducive to a better economy.
      Anybody who thinks Government does anything more efficiently than the private sector needs to do a lot more studying. Here’s a start:

      • DaveH

        The Leaders are just taking advantage of peoples’ ignorance to buy their votes, so the Leaders can keep their power and perks.

  • SMSgt Z retired Nam 68

    �The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests�.
    - Patrick Henry -
    I have totally cleaned this e-mail from all other names, sending it to you in hopes you will keep it going and keep it clean. This is something I will fight for and I hope you all read it all the way through. You will be glad you did.

    The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.

    Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.

    I’m asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

    In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.

    Congressional Reform Act of 2011

    1. No Tenure / No Pension.
    A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

    2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
    All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.

    3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

    4. Congress will no longer vote for themselves, a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

    5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

    6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

    7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12.
    The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

    If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Maybe it is time.

    If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just delete. You are one of my 20+. Please keep it going.

    • Bert Cundle

      10 HOUR / DAY MEETINGS… 1HR. / LUNCH & 4 15MIN. BREAKS. NO OVER TIME! Good dicisions Rewarded, Bad dicisions Punished!

  • Bert Cundle

    Soooo…..We have a Choice between Citizens of State or Country? Hell No! We are under All Laws!!!All 10,000 +……. The Lawyers are the ones to Juggle the Laws for themselves! We are Subjects of Laws & Orders of others! Freedom????????

  • Jay

    Key communist goals for the purpose and intent for destroying our BELOVED and GREAT COUNTRY under GOD!!!

    Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind.
    Protect Communist Political Party in US from being banned.
    Do away with loyalty oaths.
    Continued access to US Patent Office for any and all nations.
    Gain control of one or both political parties.
    Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions claiming their activities violate civil rights.
    Gain control of public schools and “soften” the curriculum.
    Gain control of student(college/university) newspapers.
    Use student riots to foment public protest.
    Infiltrate the press. Control book reviewing, editorial writing and policy making.
    Gain control of key media positions.
    Discredit American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. “Eliminate sculpture”
    from parks and buildings – “substitute awkward, shapeless, meaningless forms”.
    Control art critics and directors of art museums – “promote ugly, repulsive, meaningless art.”
    Eliminate all laws governing obscenity calling it “censorship” and a violation of the 1st Amendment.
    Dismantle cultural standards through promotion of obscenity and pornography in all media.
    Present homosexuality and promiscuity as “normal, natural and healthy.”
    Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible. Emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not require a “religious crutch.”
    Eliminate prayer and all religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it is a violation
    of the principle of “separation of church and state.”
    Discredit the Constitution, calling it inadequate, old fashion, out of step with modern needs
    and a hindrance to cooperation between nations. Declare the Constitution a “living document.”
    Discredit the Founding Fathers – present them as selfish, slave owning aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man”.
    Discourage study of and rewrite American history – frame Americas history as a minor part of
    “the big picture” in world history.
    Support all socialist movements and policy to gain centralized control of education, social agencies, welfare programs et al.
    Work towards the elimination of laws or agencies that interfere with operatives of communist governments.
    Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
    Dismantle the FBI.
    Gain influence over Unions.
    Infiltrate and sabotage large businesses and corporations.
    Bestow powers of arrest to social agencies.
    Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders that only psychiatrists can understand. Dominate the profession, use this leverage to influence education, exert coercive control and marginalize individuals in opposition to communist goals.
    Discredit marriage and the family as institutions. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
    Emphasize raising children away from the “negative” influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, learning problems and retarding of children to the suppressive influence of parents.
    Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate American institutions. Students(university) and special interest groups should make a “united front” to solve economic, political and social problems.
    Overthrow colonial governments leaving transition vacuums to self government – through the UN place the chaos at the US doorstep.
    Return to and/or Internationalize the Panama Canal.
    Repeal the Connally Reservation. Give the World Court jurisdiction over all nations – their
    domestic problems, individuals and militaries.

    Did you keep a check list of how many have already been accomplished? Connecting any dots? Seeing a pattern develop? Any persons or entities come to mind as you read the list?

  • Jay

    Need I say anymore about the definition of COMMUNIST?

    The Communist Party USA is not foreign, although it illegally received Soviet money for decades. The CPUSA lists as election priority number one that Communists do their “utmost to help hurt Bush.” The communist website dedicates an entire page of internal articles to anti-Bush propaganda.

    Starting with the hardest Left, there is the radically pro-immigration position of the Communist Party of the United States. Don’t discount their significance because of their tiny membership and marginalized position in mainstream political discourse; their positions are indicative of the consensus of the most radical and determined core of the Left. This is true because much of the Left’s fundamental thinking is done by avowed communists and their splinter groups, and because these groups have all sorts of ties through shared personnel with mainstream organizations. This radical core authenticates its positions as the extreme leftist view, at which point it is picked up on by more moderate leftists and endorsed in kind but with a difference of degree. The CPUSA supports immigration because it believes that this will enable it to solve the fundamental problem it faces in America: a materially contented working class. As put in William Hawkins’s excellent 1994 book on the open-borders conspiracy, Importing Revolution,

    The solution? Increase immigration, especially that of undocumented, illegal workers. The Communist Party, USA, in its publication, Political Affairs: Theoretical Journal of the Communist Party USA, understands well the cause-effect relationship of this: “undocumented workers in any work… have the effect of depressing wages and lowering the quality of working conditions.” In other words, CPUSA and its fellow travelers suggest that, in order to “save” workers, the working class must first be destroyed through declining wages and living standards!”
    This is the first prong of the Communist assault: worsen conditions for American workers.

  • Jay

    The Sierra Club.

    This group of anti-American anti-capitalists have obstructed every effort for America to become less dependent on foreign oil. If you want to blame anyone for your higher home heating bill and gasoline bill, start with these cretins first.

    Terrorist’ Seeks to Head Sierra Club

    The man who may become the new leader of the Sierra Club doesn’t care if you think he’s a terrorist. Paul Watson has spent the last forty years sinking fishing boats, destroying whale processing facilities and ramming whaling ships.After co-founding the extremist Greenpeace in 1972, Watson left the group because they weren’t radical enough. “They were into this passive protest, Quaker kind of thing,” Watson told Men’s Journal.

    So he went on to establish the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a “vigilante band of high seas pirates,” and now flies flags of the skull and crossbones on his ships. He now calls Greenpeace the “Avon ladies of the environmental movement.”

    In 1986, Watson opened the sea valves of two commercial whaling ships with a monkey wrench in Reykjavik, Iceland, flooding them and causing them to sink. That was after he took sledgehammers to one of the city’s whale meat companies, prompting Iceland’s minister of justice to expel him from the country. “People can call me a terrorist, I don’t care,” says Watson.

    Last year he got himself elected to the Sierra’s board of directors and is trying to take control of the board and its $100 million budget. Lawrence Downing, a former president of Sierra Club, warns, “If Paul Watson is successful with this takeover the club as we know it will no longer exist. It will become just another fringe group.”

    We thought it already was – and Watson’s current board position proves the point.

  • Jay

    American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

    The ACLU wrapped up in one short summary. It was founded by a communist and it’s history is a record of continuous deconstruction of America.

    In 1967 the ACLU adopted a “pro-choice” position on abortion.

    In 1975 the ACLU came out in favor of special rights for homosexuals.

    September 1986 – The ACLU successfully sues fifth grade public school teacher Kenneth Roberts, forcing him to remove his personal Bible from his classroom desk. Roberts kept the Bible on top of his desk, and he read from it during his class’ silent reading time. He never read it to his students or told them they had to read it. (Contrast this to the ACLU’s actions in February and March, 2001, in Anaheim, California. This time, the ACLU threatened to sue the public school board if they did not put pro-homosexual propaganda on the shelves of the high school library.)

    In 1988 the ACLU barred a doctor from telling a Kansas man’s former wife that her ex-husband had tested positive for AIDS. In the words of the director of the ACLU’s Privacy and Technology Project, “The benefits of confidentiality outweigh the possibility that somebody may be injured.”

    In 1989 the government granted tax exemptions for Satanists – a position the ACLU has supported.

    In 1993 in Pennsylvania the ACLU successfully opposed parental approval for teaching about substance abuse or human reproduction and forbade any discussion of morality and violence.

    March 1995 – The ACLU files a lawsuit against Alabama Circuit Judge Roy Moore to force him to discontinue prayer in his courtroom and remove a Ten Commandments plaque from the wall behind his bench. Judge Moore countersued, asking a state court to resolve the constitutionality of official acknowledgements of God. This was the beginning of an ongoing, on-again off-again series of legal battles between the ACLU and Judge Moore.

    There’s much much more and we’ll add it as time allows. Get the picture? This IS NOT an American organization, it doesn’t support American views, it doesn’t support individual freedom, it doesn’t support religious freedom, that’s not correct, it doesn’t support Christian religious freedom, it will defend Muslims, atheists, paganism, but WILL NOT under any circumstance defend or protect Judeo Christian beliefs.

    • DaveH

      Speaking of pro-choice, where was the ACLU when the Health Care Bill was created to take away our medical choices?

  • Thinking About

    As far as trying to wean ourselves of foreign oil would be a great direction. We waste every day the harvesting of sunshine which comes free. Solar, water and wind are sources of power without polluting our world. We prop up oil companies so we can continue to pay outrageous priced for their products. We don’t want reduce our debt and the clowns continue to vote against reasonable solutions to pay down the debt. It takes giving on both sides and each time we think we can have a meeting of the minds the move the line further. Results does not indicate successful job creation by the formula of giving tax cuts so lets cut some of the tax breaks and at least with spending cuts we just might get on the road to paying down the debt.

  • chuckb

    thinking about, solar and wind power are nothing more than a fantasy for the 60′s hippie crowd. the environmentalist have been playing this game with our energy for the last fifty years, they haven’t got an electric car to go more than fifty miles without charge, does that impress you. solar power is like trying to light a fire with a flashlight and magnifying glass. check out how long they have worked on this one. still no reasonable results. they all end up by using oil powered or nuclear energy to re-energize their battery systems. check out the supply of these obama electric cars sitting at gm’s plant (over 120 days supply backlog) does that give you more confidence in your green future.
    barry has run this country so far into debt, there’s no solution, cutting tax breaks wouldn’t make a dent in the deficit and would only increase un-employment. thank a stupid president who doesn’t have a clue how to remedy the situation and it’s not increasing tax or raisng the debt ceiling. the liberal remedy, raise tax. show me where it ever worked.

  • chance

    Civil Rights are what the GuvMutt ‘grants’ you (the Slaves) ‘out of the goodness of its heart’. The Constitution For the united States of America (the Law of the Land and the contract between the People and the government that THEY-the People-formed) is-in part- the directive that the government SHALL-is commanded to- protect those Rights that are endowed by our Creator!!!!They are inalienable(read-in(un) a lien able)!!!!!!!


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