Essential oils shown to kill breast cancer cells

Chinese researchers have shown that several essential oils will kill 90 percent or more of breast cancer cells.

The American brand of breast cancer treatment typically involves the cut and burn method: surgery (often complete removal of one or both breasts) followed by one or more rounds of chemotherapy or radiation therapy. These treatments are often worse than the disease. In fact, researchers have determined that chemotherapy is actually a catalyst for cancer-cell growth.

But essential oils are natural substances that provide an assortment of health benefits beyond their ability to fight cancer cells.

The researchers found that chamomile essential oil killed up to 93 percent of the MCF-7 breast cancer cells in vitro (Latin for “in glass”). Thyme oil was even more deadly on MCF-7 cells, killing them at a rate of 97 percent.

Other essential oils that killed the breast cancer cells were cinnamon and jasmine.

Chamomile can be taken orally (two drops in a capsule, three times daily as need), used topically (two to four drops, undiluted except for those with sensitive skin, applied to the affected area), or as an aromatic several times a day.

The benefits of chamomile can also be obtained from drinking chamomile tea.

Thyme oil should not be used directly on the skin without being diluted with a carrier oil like olive, sesame or almond. It should be tested on a small area of skin to check for an allergic reaction. It should not be taken internally as it can cause nausea, dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea and muscle problems. It should be avoided by people with high blood pressure and pregnant women.

To apply it topically, first mix three drops thyme oil with two teaspoons of sesame oil. Massage it into the affected area.

It can also be used as an aromatic, or the scent can be inhaled from the bottle.

Stabbed in the back

Commenting on What’s Spanish for ‘dumb?’,
jimbo124816 says:
November 21, 2014

Are you in as much pain as I am, after being poked in the eye by Obama’s thumb, and being kicked in the groin, then being stabbed in the back with a dull knife?

That Obama sure knows how to treat an employer.

All Together Now.


Commenting on Mayor for Life’,
Stuart Shepherd says:
November 26, 2014

All true, but I personally met him and talked to him a number of times and he was actually very personable and he really did try to do things he thought was helping people- just he wanted to do it with YOUR money and be paid YOUR MONEY as a “public servant.” I’m convinced he was not so much a racist himself as just pro-black and that even the “Asian” comments were just poor self-control, perhaps his most outstanding character trait.


Gift ideas for the liberty lover

“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” — James Madison in a letter to W.T. Barry on Aug. 4, 1822

If a nation expects to be ignorant — and free — in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. — Thomas Jefferson

What is the best way to acquire knowledge? I believe the best and only way is to read, read and read some more.

I read voraciously, but I’m selective in my reading. While I follow current events through some daily mainstream publications, I don’t depend upon them for knowledge because all they feed you is the propaganda their masters want you to know.

Follow them too closely, and you remain stuck in a vortex of conventional wisdom. Follow them too closely, and you will forever be bound by normalcy bias — that state of mind that prevents one from considering the possibility of a crisis that is outside his or her normal experience.

Liberty lovers now find themselves engaged in a war with political and financial elites over the soul of our nation. There are some of us who have been in the trenches fighting this fight for a long time. But many, many people are newly awakened; and more people are awakening daily.

They thirst for the kind of power that knowledge gives, as Madison mentioned in the quote above. And they are looking for sources of that knowledge. So if you have a liberty-lover in your circle of relatives or friends and you’re looking for a gift idea, I have a few for you. These are some of my favorites.

You won’t find most of them on any best-seller list. Some of them will be difficult to find at all. Few of them will grab you like a page-turner suspense novel. Frankly, reading some of them will be a slog. But you will be the better for reading any or all of them. Here they are, in no particular order.

Money books

“A History of Money and Banking in the United States: The Colonial Era to World War II” by Murray N. Rothbard: No liberty-lover’s library is complete without something from Rothbard. He has delved deep with this economic history to detail the effects of currency manipulation and make the case for hard money. No one alive or dead has ever done as good a job of explaining economic theory or Austrian economics or making the case for sound money.

“The Creature From Jekyll Island” by G. Edward Griffin: The Federal Reserve was hatched from a conspiracy by elitist bankers and government stooges on an island for the privileged located off the coast of Georgia. Griffin goes far beyond Sutton’s work on this subject. In fact, this is the most detailed book on the subject I’ve seen.

End The Fed” by Ron Paul This is the perfect companion book to “The Creature from Jekyll Island.” It will help you understand Ron Paul’s philosophy and why he believes the Federal Reserve is the source of our economic woes.

The Federal Reserve Conspiracy” by Antony C. Sutton: Beginning with Alexander Hamilton’s efforts to establish a privately owned national bank in the European model, Sutton brings the reader through the history of the national bank movement in the United States. He covers who was behind it and who opposed it, and why. Using their own words and writings, Sutton documents their motives and untangles the connections.

It is essential that we understand our history if we are to understand what is wrong with our government. Of course, the first place to begin is owning a copy of the U.S. Constitution and the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers. While there are books that can be purchased that contain these works, they are also available online for free.

History books

It is essential that we understand our history if we are to understand what is wrong with our government. Of course, the first place to begin is by owning a copy of the U.S. Constitution and the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers. While there are books that can be purchased that contain these works, they are also available online for free.

Here are some other books that are essential to understanding our history.

“Patriots: Men Who Started the American Revolution” by A.J. Langguth: If you truly want to learn about the men behind the American Revolution, this is the book for you. It gives you details about the lives and times of America’s patriots: Samuel Adams, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, John Hancock and others. It describes how the movement toward American independence and war with Great Britain grew from discussions at a back table at a pub to direct confrontation to victory. This is the history you were not taught in school, but that you need to know if you truly want to understand what motivated the Founding Fathers.

“The Frontiersman” by Allan W. Eckert: Using historical documents, Eckert chronicles the lives of men who tamed the American frontier and provides insight into the relationships between the white settlers who struggled to expand the borders of the new world and Indians who sought to preserve their way of life and their lands. The book focuses primarily on two men, frontiersman Simon Kenton and the Shawnee warrior Tecumseh, but their lives cross paths with many of the important figures in early American history. I will go even further and recommend all of Eckert’s books — his histories like “The Conquerors,” “Wilderness Empire,” “The Wilderness War” and “A Sorrow in Our Heart: The Life of Tecumseh” or his wildlife books like “Wild Season,” “The Silent Sky: The Incredible Extinction of the Passenger Pigeon” or “The Great Auk.” Eckert is one of my all-time favorite authors.

“The Civil War” by Bruce Catton: First published in 1960, Catton provides an unbiased look at the Civil War and the events that led to it. It deals not only with the battles fought on the battlefield, but also those that took place in the political arenas for the armies and governments on both sides and their interactions with foreign governments overseas. For a more in-depth look, read “Bruce Catton’s Civil War: Boxed 3 Volume Set.”

“The Real Lincoln” by Thomas J. DiLorenzo: Although he is called the Great Emancipator, Abraham Lincoln embarked on a war that led to 620,000 deaths and the destruction of 40 percent of the American economy — not to free those held in slavery, but to centralize power in Washington, create “the American System” of Henry Clay and build an empire. Lincoln was a proponent of Clay’s American System (taxpayer subsidies for railroads and corporations and infrastructure improvements) for 28 years prior to becoming President. DiLorenzo unmasks Lincoln and turns the myth surrounding the Father of the Republican Party on its head, using his own words and actions.

“Hamilton’s Curse” by Thomas J. DiLorenzo.

“James Madison and the Making of America” by Kevin R.C. Gutzman: This is the closest one can come to being on the floor during the Philadelphia Convention. Gutzman has taken Madison’s accounts of the proceedings and his other writings on the Constitution, as well as those of other participants, to unravel the thoughts of the Founders during the creation of the U.S. republic. This is the story of a man who often performed his duties in spite of himself. In it we see that Madison felt the Bill of Rights unnecessary while acknowledging that the Constitution was an inadequate document destined to fail.

“The Founding Father’s Guide To The Constitution” by Brion McClanahan: For those without the time or inclination to read the thoughts of those who participated in the process of debating, drafting and ratifying the Constitution — the Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist Papers and the text of the ratification debates — this book is an excellent place to begin obtaining a greater understanding of the nation’s founding document.

Political books

Regarding politics and more recent events, here are a few books to start with.

“Deep Politics and the Death of JFK” by Peter Dale Scott: Scott delves into the underworld and reveals the behind-the-scenes players whose actions actually drive the decisions of the surface politics we see. While he doesn’t unravel the conspiracy, he provides ample evidence that one was in play.

“The Secret History of the American Empire: The Truth About Economic Hit Men, Jackals, and How to Change the World” by John Perkins: American democracy paints a pretty portrait of the United States as a peace-loving, democracy-spreading, benevolent benefactor to freedom-loving nations and people around the globe. But what goes on in the shadows is quite different. It’s actually an ever-growing leviathan that employs bribery, coercion, extortion and even, at times, assassination as billion-dollar corporations and people acting under authority of the U.S. government — the corporatocracy — work to spread U.S. empire. Perkins, once an economic hit man himself, reveals what’s really going on behind the scenes and shows why America is rightly reviled around the globe.

“Three Felonies A Day: How The Feds Target The Innocent” by Harvey A. Silverglate: This book is about the breakdown of the rule of law in the United States. Individual freedom and the rule of law are gone in America. They haven’t come for you yet, but that doesn’t mean you haven’t broken the law. The Feds (U.S. prosecuting attorneys) now target the innocent and create laws out of thin air to use against anyone they choose to target. Silverglate says the “federal prosecutors are abusing their power by using the criminal law to prosecute law abiding citizens…” They are seizing illegal power by twisting marginal and highly questionable interpretations of criminal law.

“Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal” by Joel Salatin: Virginia farmer Joel Salatin, owner of Polyface Farms, began farming as a teenager with the goal of milking 10 cows by hand. That would earn him $1,000 per cow per year, not a bad living for teenager in the late 70s. But there was one problem. It was illegal. Virginia, like many States, had banned the sale of raw milk. In the book Salatin laments the demise of the local farmer’s market due to government health regulations and the bureaucratic minefield that is designed to stifle innovation and benefit the large agricultural-industrial complex at the expense of the small farmer.

“Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century” by Thomas E. Woods: Mention nullification as a way to resist Federal tyranny and prepare to be branded a racist who wants to bring back slavery. But nullification — the idea that if Congress passes an unconstitutional law the states don’t have to acknowledge or obey it — enjoys a rich history in the United States. It began long before slavery was a major political issue and is being used even today. A commonly used argument against nullification is the idea that the Civil War “settled” the issue. Woods argues that the Civil War had nothing to do with nullification, even though the Southern states seceded based on the (correct) compact theory of the union. That theory maintains that each individual state — not a single group of united people — joined together to form the Union. Each individual state, acting in its sovereign capacity, ratified the Constitution in the months and years following its drafting in 1787. This is not the American history that most schoolchildren learn — nor the one that most law students study. What they are taught can be called the nationalist theory, which conceives of the United States as deriving from a single sovereign people rather than from an agreement among states and the residents of each state. Woods covers the discussions that took place and essays that were written during the states’ ratifying conventions — particularly those in Virginia — that prove they understood the states maintained the right to shield their people from encroachments by the federal government.

Finally, here are a few more for your consideration. They may be difficult to find, but they are crucial reading for anyone interested in learning what’s going on behind the scenes in the world.

“Occult Theocrasy,” Vol I & II by Edith Starr Miller: Written in French and translated to English.

“Freemasonry, an Interpretation” by Martin L. Wagner: Reveals esoteric freemasonry.

“The Pincers, Freemasonry and Catholicism” (author anonymous).

“Tragedy and Hope” by Carroll Quigley: Reveals the new world order. It’s the blueprint of the British aristocracy.

“Spiritual Communism” (author anonymous): Tells how the American churches have been deceived into believing and teaching political messianicism or Judaism.

“Defenders of the USA Republic” (author anonymous): A compilation of letters written in the 1960s revealing methods of the takeover of the United States.

“The Union Jack” (author anonymous): Exposes the theology of British Israelism as a Christian front.

“And Men Wept” by Catherine Palfrey Baldwin: Reveals the secret British Earl of Dysart movement to conquer the United States.

“The Empire of the City” by E.C. Knuth: Tells how the world is ruled from the city of London.

“Mystery Babylon,” collection of newsletters by Don Bell: Very valuable.

Health books

“The Vitamin D Cure” by James E. Dowd, M.D., and Diane Stafford: The average American is vitamin D-deficient, and that deficiency is behind many of the diseases and ailments suffered by people of all ages. If a person is suffering from the symptoms of fatigue, joint pain and/or swelling, muscle pain, cramping and/or weakness, uncontrolled weight gain, high blood pressure, restless sleep, poor concentration and memory, headaches, bowel problems (constipation, diarrhea or both) or bladder problems (urgency, frequency or both), a lack of vitamin D may be the culprit. If you or a loved one is suffering from any of these conditions or maladies, you must read this book and learn whether a simple solution — vitamin D — can provide the needed relief. And vitamin D is a much better cold and flu preventative than a combination of all the vaccines Big Pharma has concocted over the years.

“The UV Advantage” by Michael F. Holick, M.D., Ph.D.: Reveals the explosive power and health benefits of ultraviolet light, sunshine and vitamin D. This has been hidden for 100 years. Points the way to revived health and healing.

“The Arginine Solution” by Robert Fried, Ph.D., and Woodson C. Merrell, M.D.: Provides information on the high value of nitric oxide in health and male potency.

“The Dr. Royal Lee Lectures” in the 1940s, 50s and 60s: Extremely valuable.

“Going Back to the Basics of Human Health” by Mary Frost.

“The Real Truth about Vitamins and Antioxidants” by Judith A. DeCava.

“The Royal Road to Health” by Charles A. Tyrrell, M.D.

“Bacteria, Inc.” by Cash Asher.

“Pasteur Exposed, The False Foundation of Modern Medicine, Germs, Genes, Vaccines” by Ethel Douglas Hume.

“The Cholesterol Hoax 101+ Lies” by Sheldon Zerden.

“The Medical Mafia: How to Get Out of It Alive and Take Back Our Health & Wealth” by Guylaine Lanctot.

“A Cancer Answer” by Catherine J. Frompovich.

Preparedness books

“When All Hell Breaks Loose (Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes)” by Cody Lundin.

“SAS Urban Survival Handbook” by John “Lofty” Wiseman.

“Crisis Preparedness Handbook” by Jack A Spigarelli.

“Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook” by Peggy Layton.

Many Americans are deluded into thinking the economic, political and social mess in which we find ourselves is the result of mistakes made by the leaders or some confluence of accidental events. But in reality, it’s all a grand design to steal your liberty and your wealth and transfer it into the pockets of a select group of elite power brokers. To truly understand what’s going on, one must divest himself of conventional wisdom and see the world in a new light.

Happy learning.

There’s a bigger problem that Ferguson protesters aren’t addressing

A common refrain heard from the Ferguson, Missouri, protesters and those calling for the head of Michael Brown’s shooter, Officer Darren Wilson, is that police shootings disproportionally result in black victims.

That seems to be true. But statistics on police-involved shootings are inadequate. The FBI relies on the nation’s 17,000 or so police departments to self-report. Only about 750 comply on an annual basis.

So the FBI reports that slightly more than 400 people are killed by police each year. The Department of Justice reports a much higher rate of about 700 per year. Of those, about 42 percent are white and 32 percent are black. With blacks comprising about 17 percent of the population, protesters seem to have a legitimate point.

However, another telling statistic gets overlooked — or squelched — and neither Al Sharpton nor Jesse Jackson nor Barack Obama nor Eric Holder nor any of the other “black leaders” seem to care about it. Blacks are killing each other at a disproportionate pace. Most murder offenders are black. They mostly murder other blacks.

Blacks also commit more violent crimes by far. According to the Department of Justice, in 2010 (the last year data is available) 62,593 blacks were victims of white-on-black crime. But 320,082 whites were victims of black-on-white crime.

There’s clearly something wrong in the black community that so-called black leaders don’t seem to want to talk about. Perhaps that’s because they don’t want members of the black community to realize they’ve traded one plantation for another.

First American Thanksgiving proclamation

The Continental Congress issued the first American Thanksgiving proclamation on Nov. 1, 1777.

Here is the text of that proclamation:

Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to him for benefits received, and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of; and it having pleased him in his abundant mercy not only to continue to us the innumerable bounties of his common providence, but also smile upon us in the prosecution of a just and necessary war, for the defense and establishment of our unalienable rights and liberties; particularly in that he hath been pleased in so great a measure to prosper the means used for the support of our troops and to crown our arms with most signal success:

It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thursday, the 18th day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise; that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor; and that together with their sincere acknowledgments and offerings, they may join the penitent confession of their manifold sins, whereby they had forfeited every favor, and their humble and earnest supplication that it may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ, mercifully to forgive and blot them out of remembrance; that it may please him graciously to afford his blessings on the governments of these states respectively, and prosper the public council of the whole; to inspire our commanders both by land and sea, and all under them, with that wisdom and fortitude which may render them fit instruments, under the providence of Almighty God, to secure for these United States the greatest of all blessings, independence and peace; that it may please him to prosper the trade and manufactures of the people and the labor of the husbandman, that our land may yield its increase; to take schools and seminaries of education, so necessary for cultivating the principles of true liberty, virtue and piety, under his nurturing hand, and to prosper the means of religion for the promotion and enlargement of that kingdom which consisteth in righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.

And it is further recommended, that servile labor, and such recreation as, though at other times innocent, may be unbecoming the purpose of this appointment, be omitted on so solemn an occasion.

Arthritis relief from nature’s pharmacy

Few among us can escape at least some pain from arthritis, especially as we grow older. For many unfortunate people, arthritis pain becomes so severe that they are no longer able to function normally. And for a vast number of other arthritis sufferers, even simple tasks like opening a bottle of aspirin or vitamins can become an insurmountable challenge because of inflammation in the joints.

Nature’s pharmacy comes well-stocked with remedies that for many people can help diminish the debilitating effects of arthritis and in some cases eliminate them altogether.

It has been known in medical science for some time that our bodies produce two enzymes — COX-1 and COX-2 — that cause inflammation when overproduced, resulting in swelling and pain. Blocking these enzymes makes the pain subside.

Popular pain relievers try to do this. However, they don’t always work. Here’s why: There’s another enzyme called 5-LO that releases chemicals more troublesome than those from COX-2. When pain relievers don’t work, it’s likely because they don’t block the effects of the 5-LO enzyme.

Medical researchers tested more than 1,000 plant extracts trying to find any that would block all three enzymes. They found just two: Chinese skullcap and acacia.

Chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine. But until a few years ago, it was hardly known in Western cultures. Chinese skullcap is not the same thing as American skullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia), though the two are related.

Chinese skullcap, also known as Baikal skullcap root, contains baicalin, known to be beneficial as an anti-inflammatory. It has the bonus effects of being anticancer, antifungal and antiviral, as well as being useful in controlling high blood pressure and diabetes.

For arthritis sufferers, though, the important characteristic of Chinese skullcap is that it exhibits confirmed anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory properties that effectively block the painful symptoms of all three enzymes: COX-1, COX-2 and 5-LO.

The healing power of Chinese skullcap is not fully known, but it appears to be related to the high content of flavonoid molecules, which are extremely potent antioxidants and free-radical scavenging compounds. It is similar in therapeutic effect to the prescription drugs phenyl-butazone and indomethacin. But unlike those drugs, Chinese skullcap does not appear to have any toxicity or adverse effect at therapeutic levels.

Acacia extract also helps block all three enzymes that can cause arthritic inflammation. It has shown beneficial effects in relieving the pain of osteoarthritis (deterioration of joints) or rheumatoid arthritis (autoimmune disease that attacks cartilage and synovial fluid in joints).

Nature has been generous with other natural pain relievers to ease discomfort from arthritis, including glucosamine, chondroitin, bromelain, turmeric (curcumin), MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), boswellia, white willow bark extract, blueberries, cherries, hawthorn berries, celery seeds, Chinese thoroughwax Bupleuri root, dandelion, devil’s claw root, dong quai, feverfew, ginger, licorice, parsley juice and sarsaparilla.

Ebola and flu protection 101: Preserve your life and liberty with peak immunity

Our focus of late has been on politics and the many ways government is stealing your liberty from you by the day. While politics and all that includes is certainly an important topic, it’s not all-important.

In fact, it could be argued that nothing steals our liberty more than being in poor health – because poor health and illness prevent us from reaching our potential and doing all that we want and need to do – and nothing causes poor health more than poor diet and dependence upon the medical-industrial complex and its “cures.” That’s because poor diet and constant chemical exposure reduces our immunity. When our immune systems are weak, we have disease.

There are two words that, if we understand them and use them to our benefit, will shield our families from the scourge of sickness and disease. No, those two words aren’t “flu vaccine,” though that is what you hear – especially this time of year – from your doctor and pharmacy.

The two key words are “peak immunity.” These are indeed magic words that seem to be up in the ether in a far away dream for most people.

We are a sick people because we are programmed to be sick. We have many and varied institutions for sick people, along with a medical cult programmed to minister to sickness.

It appears certain that the medical establishment will soon eat out our substance for pretend medical care and leave nothing but famine in our land. This was true before the scourge that is Obamacare hit us. It is doubly true now.

But there remains a small group of dedicated and knowledgeable people whose parameter of thought is not confined to the control and domination of Obamacare and the pharmaceutical-medical cartel. These are healthy, alert people who have jealously possessed their legacy to natural health. They know what peak immunity is and they experience it and they express it.

They pay no more attention to heart disease and cancer than you would a common cold. They believe and know that their good health and longevity is dependent upon the food they eat and not allowing drugs into their bodies.

The body can only make health out of food. It cannot make health out of drugs. The crime of our age is the deception that drugs can heal or cure sickness that is always caused by some form of malnutrition and chemical exposure. Drugs and chemicals mask disease. They do not cure it.

How many of you are taking a prescription drug right now? According to a leading pharmaceutical dispenser, Medco Health Solutions, more than 51 percent of Americans are taking at least one prescription drug for a chronic condition. If you’re 65 or older, odds are you are taking as many as 14 prescriptions per year. Those aged 80 to 84 are, on average, taking 18 prescriptions per year.

If you are one of these, you are seeking health that you will never find. You will only progressively fill up your body with poison; for that is exactly what drugs are. Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food if you want peak immunity.

In short, food heals. There are dangers found in transfatty acids, hydrogenated and synthetic white flour products and pasteurized milk and the thousands of foodless foods Americans consume; i.e, those found in the center aisles of the grocery stores or delivered out of the fast food window. So what I hope to do here is lead you toward the nirvana of peak immunity and away from the sickness system of the pharmaceutical/medical cartel and the standard American diet.

I don’t believe that it is possible to achieve any sort of immunity, let alone peak immunity, on the average American diet. The average American diet is indeed the gold mine of the medical cult. They would be in rags without it. They depend on it to destroy the health of the nation. They must have sick people to supply the perpetual sickness machine.

So how do we achieve peak immunity? How do we make our immune systems so strong and healthy we could sleep with people dying with “contagious disease” and never even get sick? This includes the disease du jour, Ebola – or SARS, H1N1, avian flu, the common cold or whatever.

It starts with a rested body and a healthy, alkaline diet. Higher alkalization means more oxygen and more oxygen signifies higher immunity.

For an alkaline diet we must consume whole, nutrient-rich foods, mostly from raw, living sources. When you eat more than 50 percent raw foods, you can stop the inflammation triggered by processed, refined or even cooked or baked foods.

Our diet should be 80 percent vegetables (organic) with only 20 percent meats (preferably free range and not exposed to GMOs or antibiotics). If you are looking for a “diet plan” to help you, I recommend the Nutritarian Diet by Joel Furhman (and no, I’m not receiving a kickback or compensation for this recommendation). Avoid anything processed, which creates acidity in the body. Acidity leads to disease.

We should stay hydrated with fluids. Powerful tonics that can help fight viral infections are herbal teas containing cats claw, ginseng and ginger root; and chamomile tea can help calm your nausea. Also drink plenty of green tea. But don’t forget water. People – seniors especially – drink too little water. Water helps the body flush away toxins and acids.

There are a number of natural supplements you can take that boost your immune system. But peak immunity begins with a magic foursome. That magic foursome is calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C and vitamin F. The calcium should be calcium lactate, calcium citrate or calcium bicarbonate. The vitamin D should be natural vitamin D3. The vitamin C should be whole complex vitamin C (not just ascorbic acid). And vitamin F is a special form of fatty acid, linolenic and linoleic acids, which are converted to arachidonic acid in our livers.

This foursome is a synergism. This means that they not only work together, they are interdependent.

Calcium lactate is the perfect form of calcium because it quickly converts to calcium bicarbonate, which is the only kind of calcium you can ionize in your bloodstream. Other forms of calcium go through about a dozen changes to become calcium bicarbonate. Calcium bicarbonate is ionized by vitamin D and put into the bloodstream.

So far we have the right calcium. We took it into the gut and we used vitamin D to transfer calcium from the gut (in the form of bicarbonate) into the bloodstream.

Our bodies require a lot of calcium lactate and a lot of vitamin D. Researchers have now discovered that the human body requires many times the RDA of vitamin D supplementation because nobody gets anywhere near enough sunshine, especially in the winter months.

Vitamin D3 is really a hormone. Long suppressed by the medical establishment, it is now being reluctantly embraced. More and more studies by mainstream medical publications are showing vitamin D3’s benefits in suppressing a host of infections. A study published by the National Institutes of Health in PubMed in 2012 stated, “vitamin D is a key factor linking innate and adaptive immunity, and both of these functions may be compromised under conditions of vitamin D insufficiency.”

Of course you boost you vitamin D levels naturally with sunshine. Foods like beef liver, cheese, egg yolks and fatty fish also add vitamin D to your diet. Cod liver oil is a time-honored source as well.

Vitamin F is primarily arachidonic acid derived from fat meat and real butter. It is third and pivotal in this magic foursome because it is the biochemical basis of diffusible calcium in the tissue. And diffusible calcium is absolutely essential and paramount in the great battle of fighting back all kinds of viruses.

Now to the fourth part of the magic foursome, vitamin C. This is a special whole complex vitamin C that promotes phagocytosis, increases oxygen carrying capacity of the blood and is a vital adrenal activator. This C has all the C complex factors – the P factors, vitamin K, vitamin J, enzymes and other organic factors. Altogether they give superior functional potency. Functional potency can only come from a live food. High doses of vitamin C inhibit viral activity. It should be whole complex vitamin C along with calcium lactate. Many times when vitamin C fails a quick response, calcium makes the difference, especially in children and seniors.

Vitamin A and/or vitamin C should be called “vitamin AC” as both are needed to guard against infection. Most people, maybe as high as 80 percent, are short in vitamin A. The prevalence of night blindness and the common cold gives convincing evidence of this deficiency.

A study in the Proceedings of the Nutritional Society showed that vitamin A and related retinoids play a major role in immunity, including expression of mucins and keratins, lymphopoiesis, apoptosis, cytokine expression, production of antibody, and the function of neutrophils, natural killer cells, monocytes or macrophages, T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes. Recent clinical trials suggest that vitamin A supplementation reduces morbidity and mortality in different infectious diseases.

But vitamin A is not very stable. Since it is easily destroyed by heat and we cook almost everything, we don’t get nearly enough vitamin A. We may consume a generous amount of vitamin A and still have low body levels.

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin and requires normal fat assimilation. Any liver function impairment defeats the body’s ability to secure an adequate intake. Carotene (pro-vitamin A), as found in raw carrots, is much more efficient in raising the body’s level of vitamin A than fish liver oils. Carotene from carrots can be stored in the liver in quantity, while only a small quantity of true vitamin A can be stored. It follows that most of our consumption should be in the form of pro-vitamin A or carotene.

Then there is iodine. Iodine is a very potent anti-infective agent.  It is hell on bacteria and parasites. Iodine is a big part of peak immunity. David Brownstein, M.D., says that no virus, bacteria or parasite, can resist it.

Brownstein believes, based on its symptom of bleeding out of the orifices, that Ebola is a scurvy-like disease. Scurvy is caused by insufficient vitamin C. He recommends doses of 3,000 to 5,000 mg/day at a minimum, if your body can tolerate it. During acute infections he recommends 5,000 to 7,000 mg/day, but dosages that high are only to be taken by IV and only under the supervision of a healthcare practitioner.

Another immune booster is astragalus. This herb has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to help improve your cold and disease-fighting abilities. Plus, this supplement is thought to have a diuretic effect and may help lower blood pressure and relax blood vessel constriction.

DHEA is a hormone that has been proven to boost your immune response and effectively fight some viral infections.

Melatonin offers beneficial protection from viruses. Lactoferrin is an immune booster that inhibits viral attachment to cells.

A study conducted at Harvard found that a red algae species called Griffithsia gave mice complete immunity to the virus that causes Ebola. Another study on mice proved it also stopped the SARS and HIV-1 viruses from replicating. Red algae supplements – and all the supplements and vitamins mentioned above – are available at health food stores and online.

For most people, following this advice will be a huge lifestyle change. But if you value your liberty and your health it is worth the extra effort. Nothing is more satisfying than knowing you are in control of your own health and wellness – and it can free you from the clutches of Obamacare and the medical cartel.

Editor’s note: We are beginning a new feature on Wednesday called “Healthy Man.” Obviously it will focus, as the name implies, on men’s health issues. But ladies, know that your man is stubborn and not likely to concern himself with his health issues until they become serious. So we encourage you to read it each week and help your man along the road to better health. It will also help you to understand what health problems he may be hiding from you or suffering with. –BL

The lie that is the Gettysburg Address

On Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of the military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, President Abraham Lincoln spoke these words:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

It’s curious that he took the phrase “that all men are created equal” from the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence, but stopped there rather than continue with the words, “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of those ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it and institute a new Government.”

The Civil War was not fought to create “a new birth of freedom,” as Lincoln suggested. Nor did it create a “government of the people, by the people and for the people.” It did quite the opposite.

As H.L. Menken later wrote about the Gettysburg Address in “Smart Set” in 1920:

[I]t is poetry, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it.  Put it into the cold words of everyday. The doctrine is simply this: that the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination — “that government of the people, by the people, for the people,” should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in that battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves. What was the practical effect of the battle of Gettysburg? What else than the destruction of the old sovereignty of the States, i.e., of the people of the States? The Confederates went into battle free; they came out with their freedom subject to the supervision and veto of the rest of the country — and for nearly twenty years that veto was so effective that they enjoyed scarcely more liberty, in the political sense, than so many convicts in the penitentiary.

The states that left the Union to join the Confederacy did so in the true sense of the Jeffersonian principle of self-government, as stated in the Declaration. Lincoln’s invasion of the Confederate States stood that idea on its head.

The threat of secession was a check on federal power that both New England and Southern states invoked between the ratification of the Constitution and beginning of the Civil War. It was generally understood that, because the Constitution was silent on the issue, secession was a viable alternative to checking federal power. In fact, when during the Constitutional Convention a proposal was made to allow the federal government to suppress a seceding state, James Madison proclaimed: “A Union of the States containing such an ingredient seemed to provide for its own destruction. The use of force against a State, would look more like a declaration of war, than an infliction of punishment, and would be considered by the party attacked as a dissolution of all previous compacts by which it might be bound.” The proposal was removed.

Lincoln’s claims in his address “that government of the people, by the people, for the people ” would somehow “perish from the earth” if the Union lost the war was hogwash. Representative democracy would have continued in the Union and in the Confederacy regardless of the outcome. And remember, neither side entered the war over the issue of slavery. Lincoln’s stated purpose for invading the Confederacy was “preserving the Union.”

Finally, the final outcome of the Civil War did not usher in “a new birth of freedom.” It did quite the opposite. It consolidated federal power, neutered the 9th and 10th Amendments and gave birth to the fascist system and the imperial presidency under which we now suffer.


“The Real Lincoln,” by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
“The Civil War,” by Bruce Catton

Another wrongheaded 1st Amendment complaint

In late September, Pine Creek High School (Colorado) student Chase Windebank was called to the assistant principal’s office and ordered to stop praying at school because of “separation of church and state.”

Windebank, a senior, had been part of a group that met regularly for three years in a choir room to sing Christian songs, pray and discuss issues of the day from a religious perspective during free time granted them by the school. During the free time granted Pine Creek High’s high achievers, students are free to play on their phones, eat snacks, wander around outside the building or conduct business for whatever school club or group they belonged to. Windebank’s group members voluntarily cloistered themselves in a room away from everyone else so as not to disturb anyone. And suddenly their activities were verboten because a bureaucrat, ignorant of the law and history of America but somehow charged with running a government indoctrination center called public education, decided discrimination against Christians was OK.

The Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a lawsuit against Pine Creek, citing violation of the Windebank’s 1st Amendment rights.

“Because Chase and his classmates are talking about God, the school is censoring them and shutting them down. And that’s clearly unconstitutional,” ADF legal communications director Kerri Kupec told “Fox and Friends Weekend.” She explained that the 1st Amendment expressly protects the types of conversations that Chase and his classmates are having during their prayer group meetings. Under the Founders’ Constitution, that’s poppycock.

What it is, however, is a clear violation of Colorado’s religious freedom clause. Section 4 of the Colorado Constitution states:

The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination, shall forever hereafter be guaranteed; and no person shall be denied any civil or political right, privilege or capacity, on account of his opinions concerning religion; but the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be construed to dispense with oaths or affirmations, excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices inconsistent with the good order, peace or safety of the state. No person shall be required to attend or support any ministry or place of worship, religious sect or denomination against his consent. Nor shall any preference be given by law to any religious denomination or mode of worship.

Windebank should have plopped that clause down on the assistant principal’s desk and been done with it. And if administration continued this illegal discrimination, Windebank and ADF should have sued in state court for the violation of the state constitution’s religious freedom clause.

The issue is not a 1st Amendment violation — or at least it was not until the creation of the “incorporation doctrine” by an activist Supreme Court in the 1920s. The 1st Amendment begins with the words, “Congress shall make no law…” Clearly, Pine Creek is not Congress.

In fact, had Colorado decided in its Constitution to create a state religion, under the Founders’ Constitution that would have been perfectly legal. Colorado is not Congress either.

So like in Houston, where preachers had their notes subpoenaed by the city’s mayor and cried “1st Amendment,” if you support waging the fight on 1st Amendment grounds, you are supporting stripping yourself of your rights, as I explained in “Why Houston mayor’s attack on preachers was not a 1st Amendment issue.”

The incorporation doctrine is being used to strip you of your rights. It is the incorporation doctrine that the courts use to throw out state-passed referenda on issues like traditional marriage and immigration. It’s the incorporation doctrine that courts use to restrict religious displays at municipal and state buildings and prayer at public schools. It’s the incorporation doctrine that federal government is using to strip your state of its sovereignty and you of your liberty.

When you cry “1st Amendment” over a local issue, you are simply playing into their hands.

Boost your body’s natural defenses in your quest for better vision

Before you go under the knife or expose your eyes to expensive laser treatment, consider boosting your body’s supply of a natural substance that can help you gain sharper vision and healthier eyes.

Glutathione is the name of this natural “wonder drug.”

Glutathione acts as an antioxidant, immune system booster and detoxifier — all in one. It can help your body repair damage caused by stress, pollution, radiation, infection, drugs, poor diet, aging, injury, trauma and burns.

Among its many talents, glutathione plays a leading role in maintaining good vision and eye health by supporting flexible lenses and the health of the retinal area. Glutathione is a tiny molecule found in almost every cell in your body. It’s unable to enter most cells, so it has to be manufactured from inside each individual cell using three constituent amino acids: glycine, glutamate and cysteine.

Unfortunately, like certain other body functions, glutathione production decreases with age. It has been shown that a reduced level of glutathione increases vulnerability to cataracts and macular degeneration.

Glutathione transports calcium, potassium and sodium in and out of the lens.

It prevents oxidation in certain proteins. It also retards the breakdown of DNA within the lens. Declining levels of glutathione result in hardened, inflexible lenses and the inevitable vision problems that go with them.

The building materials your body needs to manufacture glutathione can be supplied to some degree by the foods you eat. Include in your diet cruciferous vegetables like Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, kale, bok choy, cress, mustard, horseradish, turnips, rutabagas, and kohlrabi. Other foods useful for glutathione production include eggs, fresh fruits, dark red vegetables, dark green vegetables like spinach, berries, nuts and seafood.

You can also boost your glutathione supply with building-block supplements such as these daily supplements and dosages:

  • Amino acids: Glycine (100 mg), cysteine (200 mg), glutamine (150 mg).
  • Triphala Complex (phyllanthus emilica, terminalia belerica, terminalia chebula): 50 mg.
  • Bilberry standardized extract: 80 mg.
  • Vitamin C: 300 mg.
  • Rutin: 20 mg.
  • Vitamin E (natural): 400 IU twice a day.
  • Vitamin A: 500 to 1,000 IU.
  • Lutein: 12 mg.
  • Zeaxanthin: 600 mcg.
  • Selenium: 200 mcg -250 mcg.
  • Carrot powder (root): 50 mg.
  • Zinc: 15mg -60 mg.
  • Vitamins B1 and B2 (natural): 25 mg.

In addition to taking supplements, you should limit your intake of sugar and avoid aspirin. Both act to counteract the beneficial effects of the supplements.

Sugars — including sucrose, dextrose, fructose, maltose, lactose and all other sugar forms — tend to move fluid in the eye into the lens, thus impairing vision. Aspirin reduces your blood’s ability to clot. If small blood vessels rupture in the retinal area, aspirin inhibits normal ability to fix the leak, resulting in vision impairment.

You can also take glutathione supplements directly, but some scientists suggest that the body probably does not absorb it very efficiently when taken orally. It is more effective taken intravenously, but it’s more practical just to supply the necessary raw materials and let your body produce its own supply of glutathione.

The true nature of government and its agents

Every now and again, Providence provides “smoking gun” evidence of the conspiracy to dumb-down and control Americans and others. To the informed, like you true conservatives, the evidence is always self-evident, as in the curricula pushed in government schools or the existence of decision makers in the mass media and the government who all belong to the Council on Foreign Relations and other globalist organizations. “Mere coincidence,” the naysayers respond.

Now comes red hot and smoking gun evidence from Jonathan Gruber, the gift that keeps on giving.

Gruber is one of the architects of the deathcare system known as Obamacare. A firestorm erupted after he was caught on video in rare moments of candor on at least three separate occasions expressing his disdain for “stupid” Americans. Don’t think for a minute that Gruber is an outlier among the political class, and don’t believe for a minute that his feigned regret at having made the statement in any way changes the fact that he spoke what he believes.

The Gruber gift keeps giving as the elites attempt to distance themselves from him and in doing so expose more of their nature. Nancy Pelosi, who claimed when questioned she did not know who Gruber was and that he had nothing to do with Obamacare, has been exposed in another of her own lies after a tape surfaced in which she spoke specifically about Gruber and his Obamacare analysis.

Government by its nature attracts people who are liars and thieves, who are parasitic in nature, greedy and without conscience. In short, these are people who have the born mentality to live off of other people.

Politics and government are perfectly made for them. Keep in mind, there are exceptions, but they are few.

These (as I call them) humanoids have unusual qualities and attributes of personality that allow them to present a benevolent, caring and concerned facade. Most people have absolutely no hint that these humanoids wear masks that hide them as charlatans and greedy monsters.

The political class — and those who feed off it — consists mainly of progressives who are drawn into the system because they believe they are smarter and better than everyone else and they know better how you should live and what is good for you. They want to force their choices on you — choices that don’t apply to them and to which they don’t or won’t adhere.

They are most often highly educated and hold multiple degrees from elite schools where they are further indoctrinated into their progressive ideology and where their egos were further stroked to increase their attitude of superiority. This is especially true of those who inhabit the District of Criminals and those in its orbit, like Gruber.

And those politicians without that pedigree — including those who may have even been “normal” people when first elected — who make it into the D.C. bubble soon become caught up in the system and become part of the system and develop the same ego, the same thought process and the same disdain for the people they are supposed to represent.

I call these people humanoids because they are deviants and devious. They have no conscience and no moral scruples. They are no respecter of persons except that they exhibit a feigned glow to extract something. Their every thought is how to make the world flow to themselves. They will rip off their own parents or mate without a second thought.

Selfishness is a kind word to describe them. What shall we call those people besides humanoids? By definition they are psychopaths. A more gentle term is sociopaths. But most psychopaths don’t know that they are psychopaths. This makes them even more aggressive and sinister because some actually believe they are acting upon altruistic motives.

Elite politicians and most white progressives hold most Americans in great disdain. To them, conservatives are racist hicks and trailer trash clinging to their guns and religion — backward and ignorant and “anti” progressive. Or, in their mind, regressive. You can even see it in their comments to conservatives on this site. This is, of course, balderdash.

Politicians and government agents lie without remorse and without consequence and as a matter of policy. They lie and deceive, as Gruber stated, to pass bills they know the American people do not want and that are not needed and serve some high-minded purpose — or sometimes simply more cronyism/fascism.

History is replete with politicians who lied about the nefarious legislation they were pushing. When the Federal Reserve Act was rammed through Congress, congressmen who helped to write the bill claimed in public pronouncements they opposed it because they knew that people who believed they opposed it would support it. In other words, they turned truth on its head.

But in the case of Obamacare, it was not most Americans who were deceived, as Gruber supposes. Obamacare has been opposed by the majority of conservatives since its inception. That’s because most conservatives recognized it as a lie from the beginning.

Only the foolish low-information voters and white progressives — most educated beyond their intelligence — have fallen for and continue to fall for the Obamacare lie. Look at this map from CQ Roll Call and you can get an idea of who has been fooled by the Obamacare lie and who has not.


Police officers, also known as LEOs (legally entitled to oppress), lie as a matter of policy in an effort to get people to incriminate themselves. They claim to have evidence they do not have in order to obtain confessions. They lie about the facts of the law they are supposedly upholding, counting on the ignorance of the citizen they are interacting with.

They lie to cover each other’s misdeeds, and they lie by fabricating charges against people they oppress — like charging women they are sexually assaulting with resisting arrest for resisting the sexual attack.

Prosecutors lie by fabricating evidence in court in order to obtain a conviction and suppressing evidence that would harm their case.

The FBI lies by sending undercover agents or operatives to infiltrate groups and encourage patsies to commit crimes or acts of violence they would not normally consider. And like LEOs, they lie to suspects by claiming to be holding evidence they do not have.

But if a person, in an interaction with an LEO or other government agents, lies or even misremembers something that is part of an investigation, that person will be prosecuted and persecuted to fullest extent. For instance, Martha Stewart’s “crime” was that she was wealthy and disliked by some people. The government could not prove its case of insider trading, so they charged her with obstructing justice (i.e., lying) about whether she had inside information.

The people who want big government are always ready to seize power by whatever means necessary. And they have been solidly in power in the U.S. since the establishment of the Federal Reserve monetary system in 1913.

The men in political power under any party name keep themselves and their buddies in power to keep their mass corruption covered up. The same bureaucrats are always in charge so as to keep a tight lid on in order to prevent exposure.

Politicians are employees of the state. Why are these people so anti the American people? Why do they consistently promote socialism? Why do they have no financial responsibility? Why do they always promote the socialist agenda and support bills contrary to human liberty and personal liberty?

The answer is that there are two kinds of people in the world, and always has been, and never will the two become one. On one side is the great mass of basically honest people, then there is government and its supporters.

Sociopathic politicians and bureaucrats are usually intelligent and articulate. They know how to articulate to express the power of speech. They repeat the themes of the elite and the party line. They are cold and calculating and their every intent is to stay in office and stay in government.

But they are easy to spot. You can know them by their fruits. Here are their traits:

  • They have glibness and superficial charm.
  • They are manipulative and cunning. Under their feigned charm, they are covertly hostile and domineering.
  • They have a grandiose sense of self.
  • They are pathological liars.
  • They have no remorse, shame or guilt.
  • They have shallow emotions.
  • They have incapacity for love.
  • They are not concerned about how many lives they wreck.
  • They usually have promiscuous sexual behavior.
  • They have poor work ethic but are masters of exploiting others.
  • They have versatility; they will change their image quickly to avoid prosecution.
  • They are contemptuous of anyone who understands them, like this writer.
  • They think only of their own immediate gratification.
  • They are found in all political parties.

Plainly stated, an elite group rules no matter which political party appears to be in power.

Wisdom and guidance

Dear Bob,

I am a long-time subscriber to The Bob Livingston Letter and a recent renewal subscriber. I love reading your articles on health issues and I enjoy following a Nutritarian Diet as recommended by Dr. Joel Fuhrman.

You have been my guiding force behind gold and silver investments. Your responses to the following questions would be greatly appreciated:

  1. What do you believe are the economic indicators that affect the price of gold and silver?
  2. How is it possible for the Dow Jones Industrial Average to range from 1,700 to 17,000 and not lift the price of gold and silver?
  3. If the Dow Jones Industrial Average continues to go up, what do you believe will happen to the price of gold and silver?
  4. If the European Union economy goes down, do you believe it will affect the price of gold and silver? If so, how?
  5. What about the currency of other countries; i.e., China, India, South America, etc.? What affect does different currencies have on the price of gold and silver?
  6. You have been projecting a huge run up in gold and silver. When do you believe this will take place?
  7. I always thought that the enormous spending and trade imbalances affected the price of gold and silver. If I am right, why hasn’t the price of gold and silver increased dramatically?

Thank you so much for your wisdom and guidance in these matters. I look forward to your comments on the issues raised above.

Tom K.

Dear Tom,

Thank you for being a loyal subscriber and for your kind words. Here are the short answers to your questions.

  1. Government control of the gold price through bankster manipulation.
  2. The DOW and gold are two different markets. They go in opposite ways.
  3. The DOW is topping out now.
  4. No. About the same as the U.S.
  5. It’s the other way around, as gold affects the currencies.
  6. Starting NOW!
  7. It has no effect with paper money.

Best wishes,


Lawless president plans another lawless act

If media reports are correct, the undocumented usurper currently despoiling the People’s House plans to change current immigration law with his pen sometime in the next seven to 10 days. The act would essentially grant amnesty to as many 4.5 million illegal aliens — many of them guilty of criminal acts beyond their illegal presence — currently residing in the U.S.

The Constitution grants the president no authority for such an action. Article II grants the president only the power to execute laws, not write or change them on his whim simply because he cannot get Congress to bow to his will.

The Constitution, in Article I, vests all lawmaking power in Congress, and Congress alone. An executive order by President Barack Obama granting amnesty would be just one more criminal act to add to the long list of impeachable offenses committed by the country’s criminal in chief — a list I outlined in “The Case For Obama’s Impeachment.”

Obama’s executive amnesty order, combined with his open invitation to Hispanics earlier this year to invade the Southern border, are/were designed to add hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of leftist/socialist-minded voters to the voter lists and ensure Democrat domination of the electoral process for years to come. It is also a sop to his union backers who are looking to add to their failing union membership rolls.

Forget the specious 5.9 percent unemployment figure touted by the lying regime. The truth is almost 1 in 4 workers is unemployed. The rate of workers not in the job force is the highest it’s been in decades. Millions more workers are underemployed. Obama’s illegal amnesty will put hundreds of thousands, if not millions more, job-seekers into the pool competing for what few jobs there are available. That will drive down wages for those who are working and increase unemployment. The most affected will be low-skilled workers, particularly minorities.

It will also make hundreds of thousands, if not millions, more eligible for welfare and other government subsidies.

American voters kicked Obama’s policies in the teeth with their vote on Nov. 4. According to exit polls, as many as 80 percent of the people voting stated they opposed executive amnesty.

Sen. Jeff Session (R-Ala.) says Congress will stop Obama’s illegal executive amnesty by explicitly barring its funding. But many Republicans would (not so secretly) like to see amnesty granted because their sugar daddy — the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — wants it as well.

We shall soon see where Republican loyalties lie. Are they for the Constitution or against it? History has shown it’s most often the latter.

Americans are fat but starving

Americans are fatties. And we’re getting fatter. And though Americans are fat, they are starving. I have written in the past that Americans are suffering from full belly starvation.

How is this possible? Americans are consuming food but not getting nutrition. We’re eating fatty foods and more of them. Americans are eating per portion, on average:

  • 93 more calories from salty snacks, such as potato chips, pretzels and popcorn.
  • 49 more calories from soft drinks.
  • 97 more calories from hamburgers.
  • 68 more calories from French fries.
  • 133 more calories from Mexican food like burritos, tacos and enchiladas.

Researchers have found that not only are we stuffing ourselves when we eat out, but we eat bigger portions at home, too.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34.9 percent of U.S. adults are obese. That’s 78.9 million U.S. adults.

Blacks have the highest age-adjusted rates of obesity (47.8 percent) followed by Hispanics (42.5 percent), whites (32.6 percent) and Asians (10.8 percent). Obesity-related diseases include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancers.

Many diets and weight loss pills don’t work well or don’t work at all; and some are actually dangerous to your health, even your life. Be sensible.

It’s pointless to kill yourself while you’re trying to keep from killing yourself through overeating. Reduce calories, but don’t rule out specific foods or food groups. Exercise regularly.

Reduce your weight incrementally, not in a drastic crash loss (which can put deadly stresses on your heart and other organs).

Plan to shed three-quarters of a pound to two pounds per week, but not more than three pounds per week.

The best way to do this is through proper eating. I recommend the nutritarian diet by Joel Fuhrman, M.D. He advocates at least 90 percent of the daily diet be composed of whole plant foods. At least, the diet should be 80 percent whole foods (mostly raw) and 20 percent meats. And processed foods should be avoided altogether.

Police power is the foundation of the state

“Government is not reason; it’s not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, it’s a dangerous servant and a fearful master…” — George Washington

If there are two words in the English language that we need to understand, they are the words “police power.”

Government is police power. Government by definition, by nature, by history and by practical existence is police power. Government would not and could not exist without police power. When governments lose their police power, they collapse.

Every act of government and its politicians is motivated by its police power. Government police power is awesome, and it is a hush-hush subject.

Let’s look at the sixth edition of “Black’s Law Dictionary,” which defines police power as: “The power of the state to place restraints on the personal freedom and property rights of persons for the protection of the public safety, health and morals or the promotion of the public convenience and general prosperity. The police power is subject to limitations of the federal and state constitutions, and especially to the requirements of due process. Police power is the exercise of the sovereign right of a government to promote order, safety, security, health, morals and general welfare within constitutional limits and is an essential attribute of government.” Marshall v. Kansas City, MO. 355 SW 2nd 877,883.

Government’s promotion of “order, safety, security, health, morals and general welfare” is the essence of its “public policy.” The term “public policy” is a very innocent and disarming term which in reality is the very opposite of the public impression.

“Public policy” is actually the police power in action. It is the manifestation of police power the implementation of government force. Back to “Black’s Law Dictionary” on public policy: “That principle of the law which holds that no subject (that’s you) can lawfully do that which has a tendency to be injurious to the public or against the public good. The principles under which the freedom of contract or private dealings is restricted by law for the good of the community. The term ‘policy,’ as applied to a statute, regulation, rule of law, course of action, or the like, refers to its probable effect, tendency, or object considered with reference to the social or political well-being of the state…”

There you have it: a police state. Do not be deceived by Black’s mention of “limitations of the federal and state constitutions…” Police power is not limited and does not come about by due process but by usurpation and wrongful seizure of your mind and body through deception.

If you read this “Black’s Law Dictionary” definition closely, you will see that the interest of the state in all matters prevails over you, the individual.

When politicians and bureaucrats talk about democracy and public policy, they speak with a forked tongue. They want you to believe that these terms refer to personal liberty. They do not, and the politician knows that they do not. They know that they refer to the police power and enforcement of state authority over the individual. They are code words for government force.

Police power is physical force. If you fail to file and pay your income tax, you will be introduced to the police power of the government.

But it is no longer even necessary to “break the law” to see the police power of government. Now your assets can be seized simply because the state does not like the way you are depositing your own funds into your own bank accounts. The IRS is now seizing the bank accounts of businesses and individuals because they regularly made deposits of less than $10,000, which is a perfectly legal practice.

Under U.S. civil asset forfeiture laws, IRS agents can seize property they suspect of being tied to a crime even if no charges are filed, and the agency can keep a share of the property whether a crime is proven or not.

Police power goes far beyond the definition given above from “Black’s Law Dictionary.” We speak of the subtle and hidden power of government to persuade the public mind.

Government persuasion is the indoctrination of the individual through his church, his public school, his fraternities and the media to sacrifice his person, his individuality and his property for the “greater good” of the group. Group is translated as government authority.

Once we yield our minds to government force under the pretense of “the greater good” or “the national interest,” there is no need to concern ourselves with our rights, for we have surrendered them to the state. Police power is sovereignty of the state over mind, body and soul. To believe otherwise is to live by illusion.

During our public (non)education indoctrination, we learned about the abolition of slavery in America. However, we learned nothing about the nationalization of slavery with police power as outlined above. Statutory freedom shackled with mental marriage to the beast is a study in the pathology of the public mind. This means that we are guaranteed certain freedoms by way of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights on one hand and brainwashed into servitude on the other.

Such a thought process creates what I call a “double-minded” person. By definition, double-mindedness is the mental state of believing or attempting to believe two opposing thoughts at the same time.

This simple and brief teaching of James 1:8 in the Bible on the double-minded man is most profound. The teaching is limited to this one sentence. There is no description or revelation as to what exactly a double-minded man is, but describes him as unstable. The above definition of double-mindedness is our definition.

The scriptural charge of being unstable is of serious importance. The “American Heritage Dictionary” defines “unstable” as “fickle” and “lacking control of one’s emotions; marked by unpredictable behavior.”

Double-mindedness is a recognizable psychological phenomenon and it is used to neutralize human thought and action. It is very subtle because it almost defies description. Herein lies its power to deceive and control human emotions.

There is both collective and individual double-mindedness. Almost all politicians are aware of this phenomenon and use it to deceive the electorate.

An example of collective double-mindedness is last week’s national elections. Every American who voted would tell you, if asked, that he or she believed in life, liberty and property. Yet regardless of how he or she voted, he or she voted for a political cabal that is progressively undermining basic liberty and transferring property to the state without payment. The only reason that people could be seduced into destroying their own liberty is because, over time, they have unknowingly adopted the morality of the state. Their double-mindedness has numbed their senses so that they do not know that political oratory is an appeal for sanction of their own plunder. The electorate never knew the real issues and none were ever stated.

The individual or group is double-minded when it clings to a philosophy that denies and is contradictory to reality, regardless of its name or label. Political parties were never intended to be different in substance, only in name and oratory. Before any third and fourth party devotees smugly agree, the same applies to all political parties. A rose under any name is still a rose.

No, there is no difference. That hope is based on illusion and illusion on double-mindedness. The great deception goes on.

The double-minded man forever seeks liberty under party labels. There are two illusions here. The first is that political parties appear different simply because they have different names. The second great illusion is that political parties lead to political freedom. The opposite is true. Collective plunder does not lead to human liberty, but to human conformity.

When Americans had freedom, there were no political parties.

The awakening Chinese industry and the U.S. Fed

I began publishing my monthly newsletter The Bob Livingston Letter™ (subscription required) in 1969. The following is an excerpt from the November 1997 issue in which I warned about the coming collapse of the U.S. manufacturing sector and what would result from exporting manufacturing jobs to China and the part played by the Federal Reserve. There are now hundreds of U.S. corporations manufacturing all or part of their goods in China; and the Federal Reserve has created trillions of dollars of debt on the backs of cheap Chinese labor, all to the detriment of the American middle class.

Did Richard Nixon, in his quest to open China in our era, know the plans of the global elite?

What will be the effect of massive Chinese production with cheap labor?

It could and will put many higher price goods manufacturers out of business or in depression for a time. Many, such as the Japanese, are setting up shop in China to avoid collapse at home.

Because of the great deflationary threat of Chinese production of cheap goods (all planned) the Fed can create mountains of credit (money). With this creation of trillions, they can continue to buy the world with no fear of price inflation.

Do you get the picture of the relationship of Nixon “opening up China” and the U.S. Fed? In defiance of reality, the Fed can pump money with no regard for a depreciating dollar because of the absence of price inflation.

No price inflation means low interest rates and a booming U.S. bond market. December T-Bond futures just broke out to new highs.

Conclusion: This makes the U.S. Fed have a vested interest in developing China. The China card, as in the British opium trade, is now a continuation of Anglo-American economic monopoly and expansion. Machiavelli could not dream of such an esoteric chess game. Now do you know why China has the United States’ most favored trade status? Surely you do.

The immune system and the heart

We typically don’t think of a weak immune system as having much to do with heart health, but undetected viruses and other antigens can prey on the cardiovascular system.

Natural medicine offers the most effective treatment against viruses, compared to the prescription drug Interferon, which has caused more suicides than all other drugs combined throughout history. The goal, along with correcting the diet and digestion, is to boost the natural killer cells to combat the virus. This can be done quite nicely with a synergistic combination of botanicals.

When considering heart disease and immunity, one also needs to consider liver function. C-reactive protein (CRP) is made in the liver as a response to inflammation. If your CRP test comes back normal while other markers for atherosclerosis are present, it could be due to fatty liver, the use of multiple drugs or other issues that impair liver function.

When the liver is impaired, it simply won’t crank out the CRP like it should, and lab levels for CRP will come back normal. Likewise, statin drugs lower CRP.

Another heart culprit is the amino acid homocysteine, which destroys arterial walls and promotes atherosclerosis. Most people understand high homocysteine levels to be related to B vitamin deficiencies, but too little stomach acid and the use of estrogen creams and birth control pills can also raise homocysteine.

A lesser-known culprit is poor liver function, when the liver’s methylation pathway is not functioning. Therefore, this pathway should always be supported in conjunction with the usual homocysteine-lowering therapies. Methly-B12 and Metacrin DX both support clearing the liver’s methylation pathway.

Hormones and the heart

When we think of hormones, we typically think of the sex hormones and how clumsily they function for many people. But what most provokes atherosclerosis is a less glamorous but exceptionally touchy hormone that we tend to abuse: insulin.

After years of a high-carb, sugar-laden diet that calls on the pancreas repeatedly to flood the system with insulin, the body’s cells become insulin-resistant. This leaves excess amounts of insulin circulating through the bloodstream, leading to high blood pressure, thicker blood (which can gum up the cardiovascular system) and an increase of the enzyme activity that elevates cholesterol.

On Tuesday, render the threat to our way of life impotent


Commenting on One czar to rule them all,
Peter says:
October 29, 2014 at 7:11 a.m.
You’re right, Ben. But actually doing something is not the intent of such moves. And that intent is “Being SEEN To Be Doing Something”, the age old paean of all politicians. We have finally devolved to completely useless system of government, totally failing the Constitution and Bill of Rights, moving deeper into soviet style giveaways, failing in virtually all sectors of governance. Yet loudly crying, “See what we did?!!!” — while having done nothing. And the well trained sheep buy it.


Commenting on How Ebola killed the Democratic Party,
garyg1919 says:
October 30, 2014 at 7:20 a.m.
This closet commie should be locked up. The “experiment” is over. Common sense will prevail. Even the doped up 18-29 year old crowd has realized what a sham this guy is.
The most secretive administration led by the guy we know nothing about and supported by like minded idiots is collapsing. My question is why has it taken so long?
The compliant media hides the truth from us and perpetuates his lies and lawless acts not realizing that they too are his targets.
His base is disappearing with the exception of those who have become totally dependent on his unprecedented give away programs that the few, the pissed, the tax payers must pay for.
Render this threat to our way of life impotent on November 4th. Sweep his supporters out of power and help take back our country. You must get out and vote to overcome all the fraud that will be forthcoming from this regime. It’s our time now, be part of it.



The Ebola ‘epidemic’ has all the makings of a false flag

It appears increasingly likely that the Ebola “epidemic” is a false flag episode that is being perpetrated upon the American people and the world.

False flags take many forms but serve one main purpose: to grow and strengthen central authority (government) and remove liberties from the people under the altruistic mantra of keeping them “safe.” That is not to say that they don’t serve other purposes as well, as the Ebola “crisis” clearly does.

So far, Ebola is affecting only people in a handful of West African nations: Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria (plus one case in Senegal and two cases in America). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claims there are 13,703 total cases, but only 7,637 are confirmed Ebola. The CDC attributes 4,922 total deaths to Ebola out of a total population of 195.3 million people in the main four African nations mentioned.

For comparison, there are more than 110,000 Americans killed every year by adverse reactions to FDA-approved drugs, and as many 440,000 annual preventable U.S. deaths due to medical errors. The CDC claims as many as 49,000 Americans die each year from the flu (though it admits in the fine print that no more than 8.5 percent of those are actually flu-related). Yet fewer than 5,000 Ebola deaths in Africa is a sign of an existential crisis, we are told.

These countries and their people are suffering from decades of war and the resulting environmental pollution, poor sanitation, malnutrition, dirty water and little or no infrastructure — conditions that are all detrimental to human health and immunity. There are also reports that the U.S. has biowarfare labs in the region, that manufacturing plants are dumping toxic chemicals into the water supply and soil, and that agencies like the Red Cross are intentionally infecting people under the guise of vaccination programs.

Whether those 7,637 or 13,703 — or whatever figure health authorities pull from their hats — contracted a disease called Ebola is pure speculation, at best. The inventor of the PCR test for Ebola says the test is not adequate for diagnosing Ebola. The Department of Defense’s Joint Project Manager Medical Countermeasures Systems manual, produced Aug. 14 for military units sent into the Ebola zones, says so as well.

In other words, even those 7,637 “confirmed” Ebola cases were confirmed on the basis of an inadequate test and based on symptoms that mimic other ailments and, therefore, may or may not be attributable to Ebola. So to say that Ebola cases have crossed the 13,000 is fearmongering propaganda.

Officials from government, its affiliated organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are giving mixed signals on the disease’s infectiousness. We are simultaneously told that it is highly contagious and that it is not; that it can be acquired via airborne exposure and that it cannot; that it can live on surfaces and that it cannot; that it can spread on public transportation but it cannot be contracted there; that people who have been exposed to it should be quarantined and that they should not; that it can incubate for 21 days or that it can for 42; and the list of discrepancies, absurdities and deceptions goes on. Because there is so much misinformation, disinformation and deception from the so-called authorities, it’s little wonder that Ebola is creating fear among the people.

The U.S. government’s response to Ebola is irrational. While claiming that the disease should be isolated in West Africa in order to combat it, the State Department announced plans to bring Ebola-infected healthcare works to the U.S. for treatment — even those who are not American — at a cost of $200,000 to $300,000 each.

It claims that U.S. citizens and foreigners traveling to the U.S. from Ebola-affected countries cannot and should not be quarantined — and pushed back against governors who attempted to quarantine possible Ebola-exposed travelers — yet it quarantines in Italy U.S. military personnel returning from the Ebola “Hot Zones.” It’s almost as if the Obama regime wants to facilitate the spread of the disease.

But to believe that would be crazy, tinfoil-hat conspiracy-theory talk and nuttery. The U.S. government is and always has been an agent of good in the world. It would not intentionally harm people — particularly Americans. The government is only out to promote the greater good. It tells us so all the time.

To believe such nonsense is to deny history and common sense. It is not just evil governments like Nazi Germany that have conducted vile experiments on innocent humans. The U.S. government has over the years intentionally on numerous occasions subjected American cities, groups of Americans and foreigners to disease, radiological and biowarfare agents and other experiments both subversively and secretly. And U.S. government agencies were continuing to do so very recently as a matter of standing policy, as I explained in “Who will keep us safe? Certainly not government.”

If Ebola does reach epidemic proportions in the U.S., it would “crash the healthcare system,” according to news reports. Of course, the cure for that is to throw more money at the CDC, which has, in turn, thrown $10 billion at public health systems since 2002 to help them prepare to cope with a disease outbreak. News reports claim the CDC’s budget has been cut drastically in recent years. That is specious reasoning, if not an outright lie. And of course, the agency still found plenty of money to throw at studies of fat lesbians, condom use, Vietnamese televisions and other tommyrot.

So who would benefit from an Ebola epidemic? First, as usual, would be government. It has already served to remove the terror war, the Ukraine war and the sundry Obama scandals off the front pages.

The money printers love new excuses to further devalue the currency and impoverish the people. Ebola is right up their alley.

The CDC and other government agencies are now spending billions of dollars to stockpile gowns, face shields, hazmat suits and body bags in order to prepare for an emergency, while the FDA is working with Big Pharma in a rush to develop a vaccine.

Obviously a massive outbreak would justify more money printing to further enlarge and empower government agencies like the CDC, the FDA, the Department of Health and Human Services and especially the Department of Homeland Security. Those agencies would have more authority and more money to throw at NGOs in the form of increased security measures and supply purchases, etc.

The government would implement greater security measures and restrict travel under the guise of safety. The propaganda war would ramp up, with anyone opposing increased restrictions labeled unpatriotic, selfish and a menace to society.

Once a vaccine is rushed into development, there will be great public pressure placed on the masses to be inoculated. The propaganda war on that front will be just as great as that behind the tighter security and travel restrictions implemented. Big Pharma loves mass vaccine programs because U.S. law absolves them of responsibility when their vaccines cause debilitating disease or death, yet they are guaranteed funding through the Federal Treasury and Obamacare-compliant healthcare plans.

NGOs and crony corporations would benefit from increased spending on a host of security measures and quarantine equipment.

The military benefits from its presence in West Africa — a presence for which Obama has long sought justification. It now has a de facto base there.

Those countries have resources, particularly oil and diamonds; and a U.S. military presence would secure U.S. control of those assets. Agents of the government, NGOs and crony corporations have for years used ruses of all sorts, along with the bribery and/or threats against corrupt government officials, to cut deals to build infrastructure in Third World countries in exchange for the country’s resources.

The resources are plundered, the infrastructure — built by U.S. crony corporations and often subcontracted to companies affiliated with corrupt officials in the target country — may or may not be completed, and the people in those countries are left destitute and hopeless, while their corrupt leaders reap a windfall from the bribes, kickbacks and graft.

Barring its release as a bioweapon, there is little chance that Americans in any significant number will contract Ebola; and those who do will have already had compromised immune systems. The idea of a massive pandemic from the spread of the disease is based on the germ theory created by Louis Pasteur.

If the germ theory of disease were true medical science, there would be no life on the Earth. The germ theory says that any killer epidemic would spread over the whole Earth.

Everyone knows that an epidemic does not kill everyone. Why? It’s simply because some people have stronger immunity, which overrides the germ theory.

The first U.S. Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, was sick when he came to the country. Yet despite being cooped up in an apartment with him while he was sick, three of his acquaintances did not get Ebola. Those three were even quarantined in the apartment with Duncan’s dirty linens for days.

The Obama Administration says that two of the 75 healthcare workers treating Duncan “caught” Ebola. But how can we know for sure what their sickness was when the word comes from a government that has changed its story on Ebola like a chameleon changes colors? We also don’t know the healthcare workers’ state of health before, nor is there an accurate test to determine whether Ebola was actually present in significant amounts to cause disease.

The false theory that disease germs are exterior to the body is the erroneous foundation of contagious disease. The whole immunization/vaccination theory is false. But this is the basis and foundation of a multitrillion-dollar pharmaceutical cartel, which controls all allopathic medical schools and doctors.

The medical mafia has spread their propaganda well. They have indeed deceived almost everyone. Modern medicine is a killing machine for profit.

If a person has a strong and healthy immune system, he could sleep with people dying with “contagious disease” and never even get sick. This includes Ebola, SARS, H1N1, avian flu and the common cold. What a relief this is to know, but how difficult it is to get people to believe.

So how do we ensure we have strong immune systems? It starts with a rested body and a healthy, alkaline diet. Higher alkalization means more oxygen, and more oxygen signifies higher immunity.

For an alkaline diet we must consume whole, nutrient-rich foods, mostly from raw, living sources. When you eat more than 50 percent raw foods, you can stop the inflammation triggered by processed, refined or even cooked or baked foods.

Our diet should be 80 percent vegetables (organic) with only 20 percent meats (preferably free-range and not exposed to GMOs or antibiotics). Avoid anything processed, which creates acidity in the body. Acidity leads to disease.

Also stay hydrated with water and powerful tonics like green tea and herbal teas containing cat’s claw, ginseng and ginger root.

There are a number of natural supplements you can take that boost your immune system. But peak immunity begins with a magic foursome. That magic foursome is calcium, vitamin D, vitamin C and vitamin F. The calcium should be calcium lactate, calcium citrate or calcium bicarbonate. The vitamin D should be natural vitamin D3 (really a hormone). The vitamin C should be whole complex vitamin C (not just ascorbic acid). And vitamin F should be a special form of fatty acid which is linolenic and linoleic acids, which are converted to arachidonic acid in our liver.

Then there is iodine. Iodine is a big part of peak immunity. David Brownstein, M.D., says that no virus, bacteria or parasite can resist it.

Brownstein believes, based on its symptom of bleeding out of the orifices, that Ebola is a scurvy-like disease. Scurvy is caused by insufficient vitamin C. He recommends doses of 3,000 milligrams to 5,000 milligrams per day at a minimum, if your body can tolerate it. During acute infections he recommends 5,000 milligrams to 7,000 milligrams per day, but dosages that high are only to be taken by IV and only under the supervision of a healthcare practitioner.

We don’t have to fall prey to this latest false flag if we can just convince people to step outside of conventional wisdom for a change.

Slouching from infanticide to ‘toddlercide’

Baby killing (abortion) is a growing industry backed by all kinds of monstrous justification.

Just how intelligent is a race of people who will themselves to extinction? We should call it a moral crisis.

We fear tyranny, war, disease and fear economic depression; but we have absolutely no fear of self-extinction.

Since 1973, there have been 56.6 million abortions. But this is apparently not enough. According to anecdotal evidence presented by pro-life groups Created Equal and Survivors of the Abortion Holocaust, an astonishing number of college students say they support post-birth abortion — or what we commonly call murder.

These murders should take place up to ages 4 and 5, students say, because the children are not yet “self-aware.”

The devaluation of life has become public policy in America, hence the death panels in Obamacare and forced funding of abortifacients in Obamacare healthcare plans. Abortion has long been a central plank of the Godless Democrat Party. It’s now joined by homosexual “marriage.”

Yes, there are death panels in Obamacare that will ration care. There are also government “policymakers” like Ezekiel Emanuel who are proponents of child murder because children are not productive members of society.

Of course, for most of the people abortions are mainly for more selfish reasons of convenience. And by the way, Margaret Sanger, a proponent of eugenics, founded the precursor to Planned Parenthood in order to exterminate minorities–blacks in particular. Her plan seems to be working, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the majority of babies aborted are minorities.

It wasn’t so long ago that there was a terrible stigma placed on abortion, and it was done mostly in secret and only in extreme circumstances. Then it evolved into public policy and became in most minds no more serious a procedure than pulling a tooth.

Before something becomes official and “public policy,” it begins as unofficial public policy. In the beginning or unofficial stage, the government and its politicians appear to be silent or neutral on an issue. All appears to be spontaneous, coming from grass-roots idealism. For example, infant murder began under the altruistic sounding words “planned parenthood.” Now Planned Parenthood is granted an annual stipend from the Federal Treasury.

As always in such chicanery, these words are totally misleading. But they have worked their charm on lukewarm churchgoing Americans. Under the guise of universalism and tolerance, the world turns its back on all sorts of evil.

In the beginning stages of creating the public mind to accept the formulation of public policy, it all has an aura of free expression and “free choice.”

While some people are mildly alarmed, few would ever suspect the progression pattern and how these altruistic social expressions finally evolve into law. This means in plain language that at some point, the government decides “by law” who is to die “in the public interest.” They will decide which children will die and which aged and infirm will die. And eventually, they will come after you with no pretense.

The Founders back the argument that Houston mayor’s attack on preachers is not a 1st Amendment issue

In my column last week, Why Houston mayor’s attack on preachers was not a 1st Amendment issue, I explained how the “incorporation doctrine,” a construct created out of whole cloth by an activist judiciary in the early 20th century, had subverted the Constitution and was a dangerous threat to liberty.

Not a few people, obviously indoctrinated by the public (non)education system and steeped in state-worshiping conventional wisdom, were apparently seriously aggrieved by the argument; even when they opposed the mayor’s actions. Their responses were typically vacuous and fallacious.

For example, Reid Reasor opined:

“So this author then argues the state or local government may abduct and keeping (sic) our daughters without trail (sic) or probable cause even perform cruel and unusual punishment because the federal government has limited powers outside of their enumeration?”

Clearly I argued no such thing.

JimH remarked:

“Houston is not Congress.’ True, but citizens of Houston are also citizens of the U.S., so the Constitution and Bill of Rights are still relevant.”

Not in this case, as my column points out.

Guest attempted to help JimH make his case with:

“houston (sic) IS congress as houston (sic) is the people and the state. they (sic) are represented in congress by BOTH the house and the senate.”

This argument holds no water at all.

Clifton demonstrated how deeply the statists have inculcated into the minds of Americans false notions about the Constitution with his comment:

“What about the separation of church and state. If the church is ordered to stay out of the government, then shouldn’t the government stay out of the church. If the government pass (sic) laws that is offensive to the church, dose the church have the right and obligation to speak out against the law?”

The “separation doctrine” is found nowhere in the Constitution and is simply another fabricated construct.

Since commenters provided arguments to my points without anything but opinion and misperceptions to back them, I thought it best to just let the Founders themselves speak to the issue.

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State.” — James Madison, Federalist No 45.

“In the first place, it is to be remembered, that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws. Its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 14.

“The Federal Constitution forms a happy combination in this respect; the great and aggregate interests being referred to the national, the local and particular, to the state legislatures.” – James Madison, Federalist No. 10.

“The appointment of senators by the state legislatures . . . is recommended by the double advantage of favoring a select appointment, and of giving to the state governments such an agency in the formation of the federal government, as must secure the authority of the former.” James Madison – Federalist No. 62.

“While the constitution continues to be read, and its principles known, the states, must, by every rational man, be considered as essential component parts of the union; and therefore the idea of sacrificing the former to the latter is totally inadmissible.” – Alexander Hamilton, Speech to the New York Ratifying Convention.

“This balance between the National and State governments ought to be dwelt on with peculiar attention, as it is of the utmost importance. It forms a double security to the people. If one encroaches on their rights they will find a powerful protection in the other. Indeed, they will both be prevented from overpassing their constitutional limits by a certain rivalship, which will ever subsist between them.” – Alexander Hamilton, Speech to the New York Ratifying Convention.

The State governments possess inherent advantages, which will ever give them an influence and ascendancy over the National Government, and will for ever preclude the possibility of federal encroachments. That their liberties, indeed, can be subverted by the federal head, is repugnant to every rule of political calculation. – Alexander Hamilton, Speech to the New York Ratifying Convention.

“[T]he States can best govern our home concerns and the general government our foreign ones. I wish, therefore . . . never to see all offices transferred to Washington, where, further withdrawn from the eyes of the people, they may more secretly be bought and sold at market.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to Judge William Johnson

“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.’ To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, not longer susceptible of any definition.” – Thomas Jefferson, Opinion on the Constitutionality of a National Bank.

“If there were any seeds in this Constitution which might, one day, produce a consolidation, it would, sir, with me, be an insuperable objection. I am so perfectly convinced that so extensive a country as this can never be managed by one consolidated government… If the state governments vanish, the general government must vanish also.. The state governments can put a veto, at any time, on the general government, by ceasing to continue the executive power.” – William Richardson Davie of North Carolina, 1788.

The Constitution would not have been ratified without the promise of a Bill of Rights. While the Amendment that guaranteed “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people,” became the 10th Amendment in the Bill of Rights, it was usually the first Amendment proposed by the states. Patrick Henry called it a check on the “sweeping clauses” in the Constitution: namely the General Welfare Clause, the Necessary and Proper Clause and the Supremacy Clause.

In the New York Ratifying Convention, Robert Lansing proposed:

“That no power shall be exercised by Congress, but such as is expressly given by this Constitution; and all others, not expressly given, shall be reserved to the respective states, to be by them exercised.”

In North Carolina, the proposed Amendment read that each state was to “retain every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Constitution delegated to the Congress of the United States.”[i]

Of course, a number of the Founders warned that even a Bill of Rights was not sufficient to check the power of the Federal government.

John Lansing of New York proclaimed that, “[I]f you do not give the state governments a power to protect themselves, if you leave them no other check upon Congress than the power of appointing senators, they will certainly be overcome.” By the way, the “power of appointing senators” was lost with the passage of the 17th Amendment.

Patrick Henry, Henry Lee and others warned much the same thing. Their warnings were prescient.


[i] The Founding Fathers Guide To The Constitution, Brion McClanahan, pp. 179-180

Salt has a salty history

The Law of Moses required that all grain offerings be seasoned with salt. Leonardo da Vinci painted an overturned salt dish in front of Judas, which represented an ill omen for his traitorous act. The importance of salt originated not only from its nutritional value as a mineral source, but also from its usefulness in preserving foods for seasons when people would otherwise have starved.

Many societies have used salt as a form of currency. The expression “not worth his salt” comes from the practice of trading slaves for salt in Greece. For thousands of years, salt has been considered an irreplaceable component of the human diet.

But guess what? Government-sponsored salt-related research triggered in 1979, “Surgeon General’s Report on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention,” identified salt as a major factor in hypertensive conditions. Then another government study concluded that, in general, societies with higher salt intake will have higher average blood pressure.

And even more damning was a 1999 study that followed more than 20,000 Americans for 25 years. The results indicated that people who ate more salt had “32 percent more strokes, a whopping 89 percent more deaths from stroke, 44 percent more heart-attack deaths, and 39 percent more deaths from all causes.”

Well, an independent review of all this proved that the conclusions were false. The relationship of salt to cardiovascular disease was true only for people who were hugely overweight. In fact, Michael Alderman, an epidemiologist and past president of the American Society of Hypertension, concluded quite the opposite and wrote that for people who were not overweight, “the more salt you eat, the less likely you are to die.”

While some hypertensive people are sensitive to salt, it is false to conclude that high salt intake is a cause of high blood pressure. Alderman concluded that those who consumed the least salt had the most myocardial infarctions and other cardiovascular complications.

An article published in The Lancet, a prestigious British medical journal, in 1998 similarly concluded that people “who eat lots of salt live longer than those who avoid it.” The 25 percent of people who consumed the lowest amount of salt had a higher risk of death compared with the 25 percent who consumed the highest amounts of salt. Likewise, in an eight-year study of hypertensives in New York, those on low-salt diets had more than four times as many heart attacks as people with normal sodium intake.

In his book “Take the Latest Low Sodium Advice with a Grain of Salt,” Paul J. Rosch, M.D., states that reduced salt intake actually has a number of negative consequences, including: increased levels of renin (an enzyme that is associated with hypertension), increased levels of LDL (low density lipids, the bad type of cholesterol), insulin resistance (the cause of adult onset or type II diabetes), reduced sexual activity in men, and cognitive difficulties and anorexia in the elderly.

Dr. David Brownstein, in his book “Salt Your Way to Health,” said he was taught in medical school that salt causes high blood pressure and that everybody should be on a low-salt diet. While treating his patients, he started to notice the ones who had high blood pressure received very little benefit from a low-salt diet. Most of them were also low on minerals. In his search for ways to help these patients, he came across unrefined salt. By suggesting that his patients should use unrefined salt, which has more than 80 trace minerals in it, he noticed something strange start to happen.

His “patients with high blood pressure were finding that their blood pressure was actually coming down to the point they could come off of their medications.”

Brownstein’s book will show you how adding the right kind of salt to your diet can help adrenal disorders, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, fatigue, headaches, immune system function and thyroid disorders.

There is hardly a doctor in the land who would not advise you to cut your salt. Meanwhile, doctors rarely mention the dangers of sugar.

We have to remember that Americans think that salt is salt. Not so at all. Everyday salt that we consume is sodium chloride. This is a bad salt because it is processed salt — that is, it is heated and the mineral value is flushed away.

Ordinary table salt is highly processed. It is approximately 97.5 percent sodium chloride and 2.5 percent chemicals. It is dried at more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. This heat greatly alters the chemical structure of natural salt.

Sea salt has about 16 percent natural minerals and trace minerals like silicon, phosphorus and vanadium. So the salt that the FDA is opposing is ordinary refined table salt which has absolutely nothing in common with unrefined natural sea salt. The difference in health effects is great, but the FDA never defines salt as good and bad.

What kind of salt? Celtic Sea Salt from France or RealSalt® from Utah. Both can be purchased online and at health food stores.

A modern system of alchemy, wrapped in voodoo terminology

Dear Bob,

I like most of your articles, but you beat a dead horse to death on this money thing. You waste too much space on the subject of money.


Dear Anonymous,

True, we use a lot of space discussing the subject of money and monetary realism. There is a very good reason for this. Everything is a joke unless we understand how the money magicians create money (credit) and enslave the world with it. If I could create money and buy your labor with it, you would be my slave, no matter what you think. This is exactly what the U.S. government and the Federal Reserve do. They will do anything to keep the American people from finding out how wealth flows to the government, not away from it. Have you ever wondered where the government gets the money to keep growing and growing?

The money merchants have a modern system of alchemy, wrapped in voodoo terminology, locked away from the public mind. It’s been more than a generation since the subject of government money creation has even been debated. It is nothing less than amazing how the official propaganda has made the American people believe such nonsense about “the budget crisis” and “the national debt.” How can human liberty ever be restored on such fraud and deception?

Best wishes,