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Finally someone has written about the stand off in Oregon and a mad man.  montel-crazy-oregon-200x189

https://www.dollarvigilante.com/blog/2016/01/04/american-patriots-commandeer-government-building-beginning-of-civil-unrest.html

http://libertyblitzkrieg.com/2016/01/04/a-stupid-standoff-but-a-just-cause-my-thoughts-on-the-hammond-situation-in-oregon/#more-30303
 

 

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“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy” Jesus, John 10:10a

“Government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.”  Bob Lefevre

"I'm from the government and I'm here to help."

“I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”

 

As Bastiat pointed out in “The Law”, If government wants to run everything, control everything, manage everything, take responsibility for everything, they must also take all the blame for everything.

Our government (USA) is just one of the many biblical “beasts”.  By “beast” I mean what the scripture means, that is, an Empire.

The US Government has been illegitimate for quite some time, that is, illegal when measured against its own founding and governing documents.  Very early in its own history it attempted to exceed its constitutional confines and expand beyond its enumerated powers.  Particularly in the 20th century it has succeeded spectacularly in becoming a rouge entity, a vast plundering, murdering, destructive mechanism while at the same time dressing itself in white hat and robes.  Truly a “white washed sepulchral”.

Yet today, most of its citizens remain comforted in their ignorant belief that “we” are the “good guys” making the world safe for democracy, holding terrorism at bay and elevating the standard of living for everyone around the globe.  All the while the government has plundered the world through debt (destroying the middle class in the process); terrorizing its own citizens through militarizing the police; stealing directly from the people via taxation, fines, regulations, asset forfeiture; demonizing groups within society; and demonizing foreign leads as pretext to justifying wars.  Just like the devil, it steals, then murders, then destroys.

But tyranny is always clever,  so they hire scholars and award grants to professors who will rationalize and justify their evil deeds by cloaking them in nobility.  The very socialistic instructors at our institutions of higher learning apply the white wash themselves.  The government parades them as experts.  After all, we all listen to experts.

So lets rate our institutions shall we?  These are just my opinions of course.  And who am I?  Nobody.  Just another citizen with a bulls-eye on his head and not comfortable with it being there.  Of course your list may be different or use this one and add to it as you wish.

 

Central Banks and the member banks who own them…Yes JP Morgan, Goldman-Sachs, Deutsche bank, Rothchilds, Rockefellars, BIS, IMF, etc., this includes you.  For setting up this ponzi scheme to rob the peoples of the world of their wealth and resources.  For making them pay for their enslavement through usury (interest) by substituting paper currency for real money.  For creating the necessity for income taxes (IRS in the USA) so the central banks can pay their stockholders dividends.  For financing both sides of every war and conflict.  For allowing politicians to borrow vast sums of currency so promises can be made that cannot be kept and votes can be bought and in the end stiff the people with the bill.  For putting love of money above love for your neighbor.  You are the first leg of the triad, the master thieves, that make possible the murder and mankind and the destruction of the wealth that has taken people lifetimes to build.

Central banks are a heinous, evil anti-freedom and anti-capitalist concoction that is only enabled through the violence (laws) of government. And they exist solely as an extra hidden tax (inflation) and to keep insolvent governments operating longer than they otherwise would. – Jeff Berwick

5 out of 5 pentagrams

5 out of 5 pentagrams

The Government, including its lunatic leaders, its various departments and agencies and the bureaucratic drones and that keep it functioning.For colluding with the bankers on Jekyll Island and giving the gift of the Federal Reserve and IRS to the American people for Christmas in 1913.  For providing the “muscle” the banks need to force hard working people to pay for the currency printed out of thin air by the FED so Treasury Bonds can be bought so politicians can buy votes to stay in power (welfare) and make up laws to plunder the people to pay the banks their usury, all the while exempting themselves from the laws they create for others.  For meddling in every area of society by flooding it with debt (so called currency or “Federal Reserve Notes”).  For impoverishing the people by eroding the purchasing power of the “money” they are forces to use by passing unconstitutional legal tender laws.  For its relentless war on liberty and property.  For its endless attempts to disarm the population so they can be more easily controlled and terrorized.  For the Judges who, being on the federal payroll, no longer see a need to constrain the government because they, not the Constitution, now determine what the law says.

5 out of 5 pentagrams

5 out of 5 pentagrams

 Industrial Military Complex, Prison Complex, including its contractors and corporations providing government with the means and equipment necessary to oppress the people, wage endless wars, provide debtors prisons, spy and terrorize the peoples of this and all nations.These subsidized corporate welfare whores could not compete and indeed would not even exist in a free market.  They depend upon favors from government, legal protections written into law for their benefits, and access to government revenue stolen from the American tax serf.

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4 out of 5 pentagrams

 Police and Municipalities, DHS, ATF, FBI and any other entity involved converting law enforcement via militarization into the equivalent of Nazi Brown shirts (SD).For ever escalating asset forfeiture against motorists cloaked behind the failed “war on drugs”.  For the new culture of intimidation and violence as part of the terrorizing the the citizen which is always used as governments move towards tyranny.Fortunately some Sheriffs, policemen and some military personnel are “Oath keepers”.

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3 out of 5 pentagrams

 The main stream media.  Including the rags like New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Newsweek, USA Today, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, CNBC, MSNBC. For regurgitating the endless economic lies streaming from government agencies.  For covering pointless items ad-nauseam while omitting anything critical of The Powers That Be (TPTB).  For encouraging people to look to government as a solution instead of the cause.  They ignore the real and obvious systemic problems in the economy while promoting the agenda of the warmonger in the white house.  They don’t know the difference between a Keynesian and an Austrian economist, or if they do, they aren’t telling.  They are the mouth-pieces of collectivism and slavery.

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2 out of 5 pentagrams

 Amusement Industry.  For keeping the American people asleep until the time of their slaughter.  American Idol, sporting events, iPhones, iPads, Tinder, Disney World.  Those are some of the obvious ones.  But our all-wise overlords have amusements for every taste imaginable.For Christians they have very well paid tele-evangelists spinning tales of the rapture and “THE” anti-Christ so that this troublesome group will be unprepared and easily eliminated.  As Spurgeon remarked “the clowns entertaining the goats”.  No longer is it “fashionable” to prove all things and hold fast to that which is good.For the unrefined there is Honey BoBo.  For the progressive, there is Jon Stewart or Two and a half Men. For nerds there is The Big Bang Theory.  Whatever it takes to keep the people pacified and unaware of the catastrophe building around them. 

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1 out of 5 pentagrams

Well that’s my short list from the nightmare I had last night.   I have to go back to work now.

 

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asset-forfeiture

The police, judges, and government in general are waging war against the public.  Unlike the cartoon above, you don’t have to be guilty of a crime.  Just the suspicion that your property was involved in a crime is enough for the police to seize your stuff.  This seizure of stuff has been escalating since at least 2002.  Even the Heritage Foundation, a very conservative think tank, is catching on.  Below is one chart from an excellent article about “asset forfeiture”.  I think is it called “equity sharing” when the Feds art involved.

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Click on image to read article – Civil Asset Forfeiture: 7 Things You Should Know

But wait!  It doesn’t stop there.  Cops, Judges, and “Civil” Servants need a lot of money for their salaries, huge pensions, and excellent benefits, so…

Cops-Cating-Speeders

In Australia cops sit camouflaged hiding in the wood-side to trap “speeders”.  In Switzerland, speed cameras go off at 2 mph over the seep limit.  Then the fine is calculated based upon how fast you were going and how much money you make.  Well, it is better then being shot dead for no reason like John Geer was.

Bang bang, John's dead

Bang bang, John’s dead

Finally, after 17 months while Fairfax County Police and Government sat on it hoping it would go away, a reasonable judge granted a court order to release the documents.  The Washington Post writes “Friday night, under a court order obtained by lawyers for the Geer family, Fairfax released more than 11,000 pages of documents that shed new light on the police shooting”.  Really, 11 thousand pages?  Excessive pages are used by bureaucrats to obfuscate issues, not to determine truth.  Never-the-less, in Fairfax county we too have sociopathic loose cannons running around with guns ready to murder someone at the slightest twitch.  And Fairfax has an ever growing bureaucracy ready to cover it up.  But hey, Fairfax is mostly democrats and RINOs that always vote to expand the state.  They commute into DC and suck off the federal tit to finance their lifestyles anyway.

What will it take to stop this theft (legal or not) and unnecessarily quick resort to violence and force by police?  It may be safer for the public to be armed and the police to be disarmed.  It is almost as if, in its stupidity, the government in its endless quest for revenue, is provoking the public into retaliation.  More likely they want more and more plunder, because governments (police, judges and bureaucrats) DO NOT PRODUCE a goods or services that can bring in revenue, so they utilize force to shakedown the citizen.  They are certainly not interested in justice.

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Cops Gone Wild – Paul Craig Roberts

 

The Militarization of the Police Has Produced a Murder Machine — Paul Craig Roberts

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Adamkokesh-Shotgun

While DC Police and Park Service try to determine if Adam Kokesh has broken any laws regarding loading a shotgun in defiance of US Governmental Tyranny on DC or “Federally owned soil”, what they should be asking instead is, do DC and Federal laws and regulations violate the 2nd amendment?  The 2nd Amendment was written in plain language.  It is so plain that even law enforcement hirelings, federal prosecutors and Supreme Court Justices should have no trouble understanding it.  Misdirection, sophistry and ad-hominem arguments do not change the meaning of infringement.    As Paul Craig Roberts explained, patriotism is not loyalty to the government (as taught in government subsidized schools), but it is loyalty to the constitution.

American patriots, who feel that they should be on “their” government’s side regardless of the facts, would do well to remember what true patriotism is. For Americans, patriotism has always meant allegiance to the Constitution, not to the government. The oath is to defend the Constitution against enemies domestic and foreign. The Bush and Obama regimes have proven themselves to be the Constitution’s worst enemies. It is not possible for a true patriot to support a government that destroys the Constitution. The United States is the Constitution. Our country is not the Obama regime, the Bush regime, or some other administration. Our country is the Constitution. The Constitution is our country. – Paul Craig Robertsmore…

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Minute_Man

The true reasons for, and meaning of, the 2nd Amendment can easily be found in the Declaration of Independence and the events surrounding the attempt to disarm the colonialists by the tyrant King George.

The famous “shot heard ‘round the world” initiating the battle of Lexington and Concord, where British soldiers were fired upon, was because they were coming for the bullets and power of the colonialists.  It was an attempt to disarm them, to put them in a position of defenselessness, to remove their ability to resist the plunder, injustice and usurpation of rights that was increasingly being levied upon them by the British crown.

Of course, it should be noted that the first noise coming from the Obama administration was about limited the purchase of, adding taxes on, or recording the sales of bullets.  Several ideas were batted around initially.  But the similarity between the depot King George and the communist-fascist hybrid government, run by what may be considered as the sociopaths in Washington, is quite obvious.

Our founding document, The Declaration of Independence, gives the general reason for the 2nd Amendments existence in the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the Constitution, which is our governing document).  The founding document precedes the governing document as it should.  It is the reasons for the other’s existence.  Without the founding document, the governing document would appear arbitrary, even capricious, and perhaps might never have come to be.

The reasons for the 2nd Amendment can be found in the first paragraph in two clauses.

That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it…

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government…

First it should be noted that this is the right of the people.  The state, in whatever form it may be found, is composed of individuals, i.e., the people.  And it is an individual that has rights, not the state except by extension.  Without individuals there would be no state (government).  The people are not the government.  The people in our founding and governing documents are the sovereigns.  The the elected officials are not, nor are the appointed judges, nor the faceless bureaucrats.  Neither are the individual states themselves sovereign over the individual, but were intended to be safe guards against the usurpation of rights by an overreaching Federal or central government.  Aside from the specific powers granted by federal government, everything else was left to the states and its people, who were to be sovereign over the states, i.e., they had rights that the state could not violate so the two clauses above applied to the individual states also.

First, we must ask what does it mean “whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends”?  The reference to any form of government plainly means that this phrase does not only refer to King George but to all governments everywhere and at all times.

The noise coming from the socialist, progressives, journalists, and our intellectual elite Marxist educators would have us believe this does not apply to our own government.  I have read this a number of times.  It is falsely stated that since our Constitution does not give the people the right to cast off the federal government, that they are under obligation to obey it.

It is a falsehood put forth by those who wish to promote big government (the very thing the founding fathers feared), and to eliminate the right of the people to abolish the same.  But the Constitution does not grant rights, it only acknowledges them.  That is why it uses the term “unalienable”, “self-evident” and “endowed by their Creator”.  All self-evident truths, all unalienable rights do not arise from the government nor are they granted to us by the Constitution.  They are pre-existing.

However, government as it grows in power always seeks the employment of intellectuals and media to provide justification and to dispense propaganda to cloak its expansion by claiming some “need”.  Expansion, of course, requires money which means taxes, inflation or both.

Ludwig Von Mises, Murray N. Rothbard and F. A. Hayek have pointed out this very thing numerous times in their writings particularly in “Bureaucracy” and “The Road to Serfdom”.  Our government employs intellectual shills and propaganda experts to obfuscate the plain meaning of words and to hide or distract one from coming to a conclusion that these words would drive you towards.

The other segment “becomes destructive to these ends” requires that we ask; what ends are we talking about here?  The ones numerated are “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”  The phrases about throwing off the current system of government from the Declaration are why 2nd Amendment exists.  It is there so the people can prevent governments from becoming destructive of these ends, or if not, to overthrow (throw off) and end it so they can “provide new guards for their future security”.   This, the Declaration of Independence says is not only their right, but it is their duty.  No matter how apoplectic Chris Mattrews gets, this remains the duty of the patriot.

But the noise from shills like Thom Hartmann, Sam Sacks, The Daily Kos, and other mouth pieces aligned with the federal government would have us believe that the militia, and the 2nd Amendment is there for the protection of the government.  That no individual right to bear arms exists it is said.  Somehow in their minds, collectives have rights that individuals do not.  Yet the rights that the Declaration lists are the liberties of individual.  The Constitution was designed to protect an individual’s liberties by placing severe limits on the federal government.  The militia and the people’s right to bear arms were designed to protect and secure a free state, not a tyrannical one.

Now both congress and the executive can call upon the state militias to execute the laws of the union (legitimate constitutional ones), to put down insurrections (active and open opposition to a legitimate law, again a constitutional one) and to repel foreign invaders.  (For a full discussion, see here http://causeofliberty.blogspot.com/2011/11/call-forth-militia.html ).  But this does not take precedence over the clauses in the Declaration.  The Government is only legitimate when it stays within the boundaries placed upon it by the constitution.  The use of the militia by the federal government must align with the securing of the rights and liberties acknowledged in the Declaration of Independence and not simply to serve the interests of the federal government.

The militia is there to protect the liberties of men and to preserve a government that promotes and protects the same.  When the government, state or federal, becomes hostile to and impinges upon the rights enshrined in the Constitution; then government is moving towards tyranny.  A government seeking to expand its control and curb the liberties of individual citizens is a government moving away from a “free state” and towards a tyrannical one.

The noise from the collectivist left is that there is no individual right to bear arms, only the collective which is to serve the government and protect the same.  This is simply perversion.  But this is what one should expect from people who, knowingly or not, promote despotism, the enslavement of the individual, the state as god, and the belief that rights are granted and can be taken away by the socialist run, ever expanding state.  Governments are the great mass murderer of history.  Infringement is the precursor to slavery and genocide as it always has been.

Things to think on…

The ultimate basis of an all-around bureaucratic system is violence.  Ludwig von Mises

“The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”  Alexis de Tocqueville

“It is not true that the legislator has absolute power over our persons and property. The existence of persons and property preceded the existence of the legislator, and his function is only to guarantee their safety.”  Frédéric Bastiat, “The Law”

“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. “  John Basil Barnhill

“Society in every state is a blessing, but Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil.”  Thomas Paine

It is impossible to introduce into society a greater change and a greater evil than this: the conversion of the law into an instrument of plunder.  Frédéric Bastiat

“The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.”  Tacitus

“It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood.” – James Madison

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AR151

I am still waiting to hear someone mention the real reason the 2nd Amendment is in the constitution.  When Piers Morgan asked Ted Nugent why the need for an AR-15, I thought that would have been the perfect time for Ted to defend the 2nd Amendment.  But it was not to be.  Simply saying he will never understand or he will never get it is not an answer.  Telling this government shill his statistics are full of crap, although Ted was correct, is not an answer either.

Talk radio does the same thing when attempting to defend 2nd Amendment rights.  Home and self-defense is not why the amendment was placed in the constitution.  It is simply there to ensure the citizens can protect themselves from the tyranny of government, whether their own or foreign.  Why is the topic of Federal Tyranny forbidden?  It was a very “hot” topic when the 2nd amendment was written.

Our own Declaration of Independence lays it out clearly in two places right up front.

That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government,…

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty,to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”

It is pretty easy to figure out.  It is so we can defend ourselves from the political order which the founders were justifiably fearful of.  Back when it was conceived, the citizen was at parity with the armies of the tyrant King George.  The citizen could match musket for musket, round for round.  The firepower was roughly equal, at least in small arms.  The vast bulk of the fighting was with small arms.  This parity is what protected us from tyranny and protects us now.  The government was not to be trusted, or so the founding fathers thought.

When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.“  John Basil Barnhill

China has recently called for the disarmament of US citizen.  They say “innocent blood demands no delay”.  Laughable coming from a government that killed 70 MILLION+ in Maoist China and gunned down protests in Tiananmen Square.   Read it HERE.

Of course one should follow the money.  The federal government has promised land and resources to the Chinese government to induce them to continue to purchase US Treasury Bonds, a practice that the Chinese have now stopped.  And the government supplies plenty of opportunities for Chinese laborers as can be seen here: U.S. Bridges, Roads Being Built by Chinese Firms.

Governments always want to disarm citizens and especially weapons that give them anything close to parity.  They cannot control their “subjects” and continue to milk them like cows or bleed them like leaches and parasites.  To properly control them politicians  must get around the 2nd and 10th Amendments.  They must keep the debate off the reasoning behind the 2nd Amendment and the “gun rights defenders” seem to be helping them do it.

They want to talk about hunting or even self-defense or gun violence or gun free zones or background checks.  Never do they mention governmental tyranny and the violation of the 2nd amendment in this context, the context it was written in.  What government and their gun-control allies are doing is illegal under the constitution and their laws should be disregarded.  The police and military should not only refuse to enforce them but should prevent federal agencies from doing so at the local level.

Whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.” –Thomas Jefferson

The government plunders the people, to redistribute the wealth the people create, to buy votes by the expansion of the welfare state and federal workforce.  They send kids off to war while lying to them about protecting freedom when they are really spilling their blood to protect the hegemony of the petrodollar.  They ignore the mortgage fraud so bankers get out of jail free, or as Jim Willie put it…

…the key to comprehension must bring focus to extreme banker thefts in the multiple $trillions, which began in a virtual theft of the bulk of the national home equity in the mortgage bond fraud.” A must read HERE.

They (the government and the banks) depend upon their continued ability to plunder the citizen in order to sustain themselves.  They are bankrupt so they perpetrate statistical fraud via the BLS, Stock Market manipulation and suppression of the gold and silver price to hide this from the American people.   They continue to militarize the police, push for domestic drone use, detention without trial or reason, press for control of the internet.  We are entering the early stages of Weimar with no exit except tyranny, economic collapse and the destruction of, not only our children’s future, but our own.

The government will not stop until it has consumed all that you have and are.  You will need parity or you will perish.

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