"But a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever." - John Adams

Monday, August 30, 2010

Death of the First Amendment — The Nazification of the United States

by Paul Craig Roberts

Chuck Norris is no pinko-liberal-commie, and Human Events is a very conservative publication. The two have come together to produce one of the most important articles of our time, “Obama’s US Assassination Program.”

It seems only yesterday that Americans, or those interested in their civil liberties, were shocked that the Bush regime so flagrantly violated the FlSA law against spying on American citizens without a warrant. A federal judge serving on the FISA court even resigned in protest to the illegality of the spying.

Nothing was done about it. “National security” placed the president and executive branch above the law of the land. Civil libertarians worried that the US government was freeing its power from the constraints of law, but no one else seemed to care.

Encouraged by its success in breaking the law, the executive branch early this year announced that the Obama regime has given itself the right to murder Americans abroad if such Americans are considered a “threat.” “Threat” was not defined and, thus, a death sentence would be issued by a subjective decision of an unaccountable official.

There was hardly a peep out of the public or the media. Americans and the media were content for the government to summarily execute traitors and turncoats, and who better to identify traitors and turncoats than the government with all its spy programs.

The problem with this sort of thing is that once it starts, it doesn’t stop. As Norris reports citing Obama regime security officials, the next stage is to criminalize dissent and criticism of the government. The May 2010 National Security Strategy states:

“We are now moving beyond traditional distinctions between homeland and national security . . . This includes a determination to prevent terrorist attacks against the American people by fully coordinating the actions that we take abroad with the actions and precautions that we take at home.”

Most Americans will respond that the “indispensable” US government would never confuse an American exercising First Amendment rights with a terrorist or an enemy of the state. But, in fact, governments always have. Even one of our Founding Fathers, John Adams and the Federalist Party, had their “Alien and Sedition Acts” which targeted the Republican press.

Few with power can brook opposition or criticism, especially when it is a simple matter for those with power to sweep away constraints upon their power in the name of “national security.” Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan recently explained that more steps are being taken, because of the growing number of Americans who have been “captivated by extremist ideology or causes.” Notice that this phrasing goes beyond concern with Muslim terrorists.

In pursuit of hegemony over both the world and its own subjects, the US government is shutting down the First Amendment and turning criticism of the government into an act of “domestic extremism,” a capital crime punishable by execution, just as it was in Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia.

Initially German courts resisted Hitler’s illegal acts. Hitler got around the courts by creating a parallel court system, like the Bush regime did with its military tribunals. It won’t be long before a decision of the US Supreme Court will not mean anything. Any decision that goes against the regime will simply be ignored.

This is already happening in Canada, an American puppet state. Writing for the Future of Freedom Foundation, Andy Worthington documents the lawlessness of the US trial of Canadian Omar Khadr. In January of this year, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the interrogation of Khadr constituted “state conduct that violates the principles of fundamental justice” and “offends the most basic Canadian standards about the treatment of detained youth suspects.”

According to the Toronto Star, the Court instructed the government to “shape a response that reconciled its foreign policy imperatives with its constitutional obligations to Khadr,” but the puppet prime minister of Canada, Stephen Harper, ignored the Court and permitted the US government to proceed with its lawless abuse of a Canadian citizen.

September 11 destroyed more than lives, World Trade Center buildings, and Americans’ sense of invulnerability. The event destroyed American liberty, the rule of law and the US Constitution.

Read more at OpEdNews.com

Brewer condemns report to UN mentioning Ariz. law - Yahoo! News

Brewer condemns report to UN mentioning Ariz. law - Yahoo! News

One step closer to globalism and loss of US sovereignty.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Economic Collapse

Car Bombs in Mexico? White House reaction - Open The Borders

Mexican druglords are killing scores of people along the Border and down into central Mexico. Last night in Acupulco, 14 people were murdered in one fell swoop by a car bomb. According to Doug Ross, CNN International had run a story about the bombing, but the Mothership in Atlanta, CNN, is not saying a word about it.
It would not serve the current overlord very well if CNN ran the story in the USA. Remember, all of the killings in Mexico and the weapons used in those killings are supposed to be the responsibility of the USA, according to Mexican president Felipe Calderon. In May, in front of the US Congress, and with overwhelming approval of the Democrats, Calderon chastised the USA and called for a new weapons ban. Which of course fits nicely with President Obama's agenda.
The liberal media, like MSNBC, is propaganda arm of the White House, has been white washing the news that is fed to us for years. Now they are complicit in the attempted removal of your right to self defense.
Make no mistake, this administration is coming after your guns and any other right they can suppress.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Environmental Protection Agency Reviewing Petition to Ban Lead Bullets | The Weekly Standard

Environmental Protection Agency Reviewing Petition to Ban Lead Bullets The Weekly Standard
The back door to banning ammunition as a means of gun control? Think about the millions of tons of lead that must be covering the ground in Europe after 300 years of modern warfare. Do they have a lead toxicity problem?
Here's the NRA's take on the issue.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Inflation Follows the Stimulus Boom

Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Capital notes that the Federal Reserve, and the idiots like Paul Krugman who genuflect at the altar of Keynes, is not done with destroying the economy, but that “Bernanke and his supporters have said that their stimulus will be withdrawn as soon as the recovery takes hold in earnest.” Hahaha!
Read More Here

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

You No Longer Have Any Right To Privacy!

As the privacy controversy around full-body security scans begins to simmer, it’s worth noting that courthouses and airport security checkpoints aren’t the only places where backscatter x-ray vision is being deployed. The same technology, capable of seeing through clothes and walls, has also been rolling out on U.S. streets.

It's no longer just going to be the "small penis jokes".
What is to stop the Police State from scanning you as you walk down the sidewalk? If you are a law abiding citizen, with a concealed weapons carry permit, what would stop the police from stopping you and presuming you to be a criminal just because you carry a weapon for self protection?
This has to stop. And stop now.

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Wars That Broke The Piggy Bank, or not?

I'm so sick and tired of the rants from the left that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Bush's wars, are what have put us all in the poor house. Now don't get me wrong, they didn't help us financially speaking, but that's not the reason we are where we are.
Our Federal Government has spent the majority of our accumulated borrowed money on other things, besides the wars.

The big bump in 2008 was of course the TARP bailouts, but Jeezus Freakin Keyreist, look at Obama's spending in 2009 and 2010. Are you kidding me?
By the way, these figures come from the CBO (That's the Congressional Budget Office for those of you that not only have no math skills, but also don't know what CBO stands for)
Spending us into oblivion and while Rome is burning, the liberals are fiddling, or diddling each other, not sure which.
From the Ludwig von Mises Institute:

Philly to force bloggers to pay for business license

Philidelphia, cash strapped like many local governments, has decided to levy a tax on what it perceives to be a booming business - Blogs.
My guess is there is more to it than just finding a new source of revenue, shutting down anyone who speaks out against the liberally controlled government. Sure, it may be a stretch on my part, but you have to test the waters somehere before you pass legislation that will ultimately limit free speech.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The State’s ‘Inception’ Fails - Lew Rockwell

Two years ago, the economy was seriously dragged down amidst an amazing banking crisis that spread throughout the world. The illusion created by loose credit – that housing could go up in price forever and we could enjoy permanent prosperity due to monetary expansion – was shattered by events. Reality had dawned. We found ourselves in the midst of an economic depression.

At that point in policy, we were at a fork in the road. The wise direction was to let the depression happen. Let the bad investments wash out of the system. Let housing prices fall. Let banks go broke. Let wages fall and permit the market to reallocate all resources from bubble projects to projects that make economic sense. That was the direction chosen by the Reagan administration in 1981, and by the Harding administration in 1921. The result in both cases was a short downturn followed by recovery.

The Bush administration, in a policy later followed by the Obama administration, instead attempted a tactic of dream incubation as portrayed in the recent film Inception. The idea was to inject artificial stimulus into the macroeconomic environment. There were random spending programs, massive buyouts of bad debt using phony money, gargantuan tax tricks, incentive programs for throwing good money after bad, and hiring strategies to weave illusions about how all is well.

Read More Here

Saturday, August 21, 2010

How to Be a Hobo, just in case.

I took great interest in an article that I read this morning over at "The Art of Manliness", which describes the best ways to keep yourself respectable, while living as a hobo. I suppose there is some sort of romantic notion about the hobo life that would make one think being broke would turn you into Errol Flynn or something. Being broke is just that, broke.
Today, due to unchecked government spending, the United States is over $13 Trillion Dollars in debt to foreign countries. That's $44,000 for every man, woman and child in the country (or in real terms $88,000 for every tax payer) There is nothing sexy or romantic about that.
The spending habits of this government are doing nothing short of enslaving this generation, and the next, economically.
We no longer have a choice. Survival of the USA means leadership that will stop the spending, reduce the size of government, and make decisions that will be difficult but necessary. The government is still pretending that the USA is the fat cat on the block. The Congress continues to spend like a drunken sailor and us into the poor house.
Being a hobo isn't sexy, but it might be what's in store for all of us.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Thanks Fed! You're a Champ - At Destroying Everything In Your Path

Memo to Alan Greenspan: Keep Quiet

"I'm getting tired of Alan Greenspan. First, the former Federal Reserve chairman blamed an allegedly unregulated free market for the housing and financial debacle. Now he favors repealing the Bush-era tax cuts. This has a certain sad irony. Recall that Greenspan once was an associate of Ayn Rand, the philosophical novelist who provided a moral defense of the free market, or as she put it, the separation of state and economy. Greenspan even contributed three essays to Rand's book 'Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal' -- one for the gold standard, one against antitrust laws, and one against government consumer protection. ... But now Greenspan, going beyond what even President Obama favors, calls on Congress to let the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts expire -- not just for upper-income people but for everyone. 'I'm in favor of tax cuts, but not with borrowed money....' He says he supported the 2001 cuts because of pending budget surpluses, but now that huge deficits loom, new revenues are needed. Why? ... The deficit has grown not because we are undertaxed but because government overspends. ... [T]he stupidest thing said about tax cuts is the often-repeated claim that 'they ought to be paid for.' How absurd! Tax cuts merely let people keep money they rightfully own. It's government programs, not tax cuts, that must be paid for. The tax-hungry politicians' demand that cuts be 'paid for' implies the federal budget isn't $3 trillion, but $15 trillion -- the whole GDP -- with anything mercifully left in our pockets being some form of government spending. How monstrous! If cutting taxes leaves less money for government programs, the answer is simple: Ax the programs!" --columnist John Stossel- Read More Here

Monday, August 16, 2010

Chuck Donovan Trusts You, Won't you Return The Favor?

How dare a newspaper report pertinent, public information related to child welfare!

Today's Washington Examiner has a piece on how the LA Times is facing a "massive boycott" by the teacher's union. God forbid any newspaper actually report on what a crappy job the public sector union teachers are doing.

Freedom and Illusion

When I was a kid long, long ago, before time began, or anyone had thought of why time ought to begin, or what it might be good for, I lived in rural King George County, Virginia. The county bordered on the Potomac River and was mostly woods. Dahlgren Naval Proving Ground, on which my family lived, sloped down to Machodoc Creek, perhaps three-quarters of a mile wide.

Things were looser then. When I wanted to go shooting, I put my rifle, a nice .22 Marlin with a ten-power Weaver, on my shoulder and walked out the main gate. At the country store outside the gate I’d buy a couple of boxes of long rifles, no questions asked, and away my co-conspirator Rusty and I went to some field or swamp to murder beer cans.

Today if a kid of fifteen tried it, six squad cars and a SWAT team (in all likelihood literally) would show up with sirens yowling, the kid’s parents would be jailed, the store closed and its proprietors imprisoned, and the kid subjected to compulsory psychiatric examination. Times change.

Read the rest of Fred Reed's article here

The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown – Telegraph Blogs

The stunning decline of Barack Obama: 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in meltdown – Telegraph Blogs

Sunday, August 15, 2010

When In Doubt, Blame Bush

Maxine Waters (D-CA) has decided to use the Democratic Party Playbook and just blame George W. Bush for her ethics violations.
"Embattled Rep. Maxine Waters on Friday blamed the Bush administration for her ethics problems -- saying she had to intervene with the Treasury Department on behalf of minority-owned banks seeking federal bailout funds -- including one tied to her husband -- because the Treasury Department wouldn't schedule its own appointments. "- Read More Here

GA Libertarian Candidate For Governonr, John Monds Treated Unfairly By Athens Radio Host

On Friday August 13th, GA Libertarian Gubernatorial candidate John Monds was interviewed on WGAU 1340am. (The interview starts just after minute 29).
Talk show host Tim Bryant all but heckled Mr. Monds during the interview. After the interview was over and Mr. Monds was no longer on the phone, Bryant proposed that there was no way that a Libertarian cold possibly be the next Governor of GA and went on to make a joke about the Libertarian Party in general.
It's this sort of slanted opinion, forget journalism, that keeps the 2 major parties in business. Make fun of the little guy and convince the masses that they are insignificant and don't deserve a second thought.
"If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in the dark with a mosquito" -- Betty Reese

Obama at a new low, according to Gallup

The president's job approval rating is at a new low, 43% according to Gallup
It took GWB over 6 years to sink that far. He's in Carter country now.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Boom and Bust

A lone dissenter on the Federal Reserve’s policy-making committee warned Friday that the central bank’s monetary strategy could backfire and touch off a new boom-and-bust cycle. Read more NYT
Maybe they should watch this:

Socialist Party Members - Do These People Represent You?

The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus.
This admission was recently posted on Scribd.com:

American Socialist Voter–
Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also members of the DSA?
A: Seventy

Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee?
A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez,
Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA].

Q: Who are these members of 111th Congress?
A: See the listing below

Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)

Vice Chairs
Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)
Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02)
Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)

Senate Members
Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT)

House Members
Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)
Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01)
Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03)
Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)
Hon. André Carson (IN-07)
Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)
Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01)
Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09)
Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)
Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)
Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07)
Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
Rep. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)
Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)
Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17)
Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)
Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04)
Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)
Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)
Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
Hon. John Hall (NY-19)
Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)
Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)
Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02)
Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04)
Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09)
Hon. John Lewis (GA-05)
Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02)
Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3)
Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)
Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07)
Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)
Hon. George Miller (CA-07)
Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)
Hon. John Olver (MA-01)
Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04)
Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15)
Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01)
Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-47)
Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
Hon. José Serrano (NY-16)
Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13)
Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)
Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)
Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35)
Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12)
Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30)
Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL)
Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)

Obama closes curtain on transparency | Washington Examiner

Obama closes curtain on transparency | Washington Examiner
Most. Transparent. Presidency. Evah!
My ass. It was never transparent and anyone who believed it would ever be was chasing unicorns. This entire presidency has been a bait and switch and the sooner his supporters realize they were all duped the better. It's time to get this man out of office and put in someone who believes in Freedom, Liberty and Small Unintrusive Government.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monetizing the debt

Have you ever used a credit card to pay another credit card bill? How about passing or as we used to say "floating" a check that you knew was no good, hoping the money would be in the account when the check was presented to the bank for payment? Most of us with a conscience will say no. OK, I admit that I have mailed a check to a utility company before I actually deposited my paycheck, and the one time things didn't "float" the way they were supposed to and I had to pay an additional $20 to the bank and $20 more to the utility broke me of that habit.
Now we look at the Federal Govt. So far in debt that our great-grandchildren will still be paying off our Visa and Master Card charges. Taking lessons from the Wiemar Republic, the Bernanke run Federal Reserve Bank has decided to "purchase" some of our government's debt. How nice is that?
The only problem here is that the Fed doesn't do much except print paper and create wealth out of thin electrons. When they need money to print, I mean purchase, debt, all they do is add numbers to the balance sheet via fiat order.
That's great, right? Not just no. By adding volume to the amount of currency in circulation, inflation is created, thereby devaluing the money in every one's savings accounts, 401k's, brokerages, etc...
The Fed is robbing you to pay off the debt, since adding taxation seems to make people angry.
You have been robbed. And you didn't even notice. Suckers.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Food prices on the rise

You would think this would have made a bigger story in the main stream media.
Food prices on the rise

5 truths that liberals hate

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is the beginning of the end of any nation.

5. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

Cover up of Polish plane crash

On April 9th the plane crash killed Polish president Lech Kaczynski, his ministers, the Army’s highest commanders, members of Parliament and many other officials in Smolensk, Russia.

It seems odd that only 90 days before the crash, Sławomir Skrzypek, president of the National Bank of Poland, had been publicly criticizing and even denouncing the move toward including Poland in the European Economic Community. The Polish currency was doing quite well while the Euro was dropping like a rock. The president, Mr. Kaczynski, was in agreement with him that Poland should stay out of the Euro.

"Bronislaw Komorowski, the speaker of the Polish parliament who took over as acting president following Kaczynski’s death, faces a delicate balancing act in exercising presidential powers, including the right to veto legislation and to nominate replacements for the chief of the armed forces’ general staff and other top commanders who were killed in the crash..."
"....Mr Komorowski, the acting president, may choose not to install a “more pliant” central banker"

Interesting. Why would you even be discussion whether or not your new central banker would be easily influenced? Oh, I know, so that just a few weeks after the plane crash you could get the government $20.5 Billion in unjustified loans from the IMF without the National Bank of Poland interfering. This of course continues the expansion of debt slavery in Europe and the USA, since the IMF is primarily funded by dollars and euros.

The "investigation" in to the crash, headed by Vladmir Putin, has yielded questionable results, including the refusal of Russia to release the "black boxes" from the aircraft to the Polish authorities. A transcript was released of the pilot and tower communications, but it's about 30% longer than the 30 minute recording capacity of the equipment. Two months after the "investigation" was concluded, those same black boxes were finally returned to Poland, with 16 seconds of missing audio. It has also been reported that the pilot only made one attempt to land, not four as reported by the Russian media and popularly spun in the western media. In one more odd twist, it seems that the air traffic controller on duty that morning has "retired" and Russian officials do not know his current whereabouts. (sure will make it hard to get his pension checks). There was a 1st hand report from a Polish friend of mine, who will obviously have to remain anonymous, that the entire crash area has had about 1 meter of soil scraped away and removed to an unknown location. Even more bizzare, there were shots fired by "police" at the scene of the crash, reportedly to scare people away from the crash site. The man who filmed shots being fired was killed by a "mugger" a few weeks later and edited versions of his video started surfacing.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

FT.com / Commodities - Moscow urged to ban grain exports

FT.com / Commodities - Moscow urged to ban grain exports

Commodities - Wheat Soars; Rogers Sees 'Much Higher' Food Prices - CNBC

Commodities - Wheat Soars; Rogers Sees 'Much Higher' Food Prices - CNBC: "'When you print money, it's got to go in a place where it can protect itself, and that's real assets,' he added."

That's really a no brainer. Those who have any sense whatsoever have been forcasting exactly this scenario for quite some time now. Gerald Celente, Peter Schiff and many others have been predicting severe food shortages in the near future. I fully expect to see major shortages in the USA, primarily since we are printing money to pay our debts.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Gold Promises and Currency Lies

The signals emanating from the global economic matrix that can be considered realistic, unbiased and leading indicate strongly that we’re edging closer to another brink of some sort. Nobody can see over the edge, but if the last cataract shot by our collective connected market kayak is anything to go by, the Eskimo roll escape afforded by government counterfeiting (oops…I mean "stimulus") is not likely to deliver us to any safe harbor.
Read the rest of James West's article here