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The Tyranny at Standing Rock: The Governments Divide and Conquer Strategy Is Working

November 29th, 2016 by

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By John W. Whitehead

“We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”— Benjamin Franklin, as quoted in The Works of Benjamin Franklin

Divide and conquer.

It’s one of the oldest military strategies in the books, and it’s proven to be the police state’s most effective weapon for maintaining the status quo.

How do you conquer a nation?

Distract them with football games, political circuses and Black Friday sales. Keep them focused on their differences—economic, religious, environmental, political, racial—so they can never agree on anything. And then, when they’re so divided that they are incapable of joining forces against a common threat, start picking them off one by one.

What we’re witnessing at Standing Rock, where activists have gathered to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline construction on Native American land, is just the latest incarnation of the government’s battle plan for stamping out any sparks of resistance and keeping the populace under control: battlefield tactics, military weaponry and a complete suspension of the Constitution.

Militarized police. Riot and camouflage gear. Armored vehicles. Mass arrests. Pepper spray. Tear gas. Batons. Strip searches. Drones. Less-than-lethal weapons unleashed with deadly force. Rubber bullets. Water cannons. Concussion grenades. Arrests of journalists. Intimidation tactics. Brute force.

This is what martial law looks like, when a government disregards constitutional freedoms and imposes its will through military force.

Only this is martial law without any government body having to declare it.

This is martial law packaged as law and order and sold to the public as necessary for keeping the peace.

These overreaching, heavy-handed lessons in how to rule by force have become standard operating procedure for a government that communicates with its citizenry primarily through the language of brutality, intimidation and fear.

What Americans have failed to comprehend is that the police state doesn’t differentiate.

In the eyes of the government—whether that government is helmed by Barack Obama or Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton—there is no difference between Republicans and Democrats, between blacks and whites and every shade in the middle, between Native Americans and a nation of immigrants (no matter how long we’ve been here), between the lower class and the middle and upper classes, between religious and non-religious Americans, between those who march in lockstep with the police state and those who oppose its tactics.

This is all part and parcel of the government’s plan for dealing with widespread domestic unrest, no matter the source.

2008 Army War College report revealed that “widespread civil violence inside the United States would force the defense establishment to reorient priorities in extremis to defend basic domestic order and human security.” The 44-page report goes on to warn that potential causes for such civil unrest could include another terrorist attack, “unforeseen economic collapse, loss of functioning political and legal order, purposeful domestic resistance or insurgency, pervasive public health emergencies, and catastrophic natural and human disasters.”

Subsequent reports by the Department of Homeland Security call on the government to identify, monitor and label right-wing and left-wing activists, military veterans and sovereign citizens as extremists (the words extremist and terrorist are used interchangeably in the reports).

These reports indicate that for the government, anyone seen as opposing the government—whether they’re Left, Right or somewhere in between—is labeled an extremist.

Divide and conquer.

What the government has figured out is that as long as its oppression is focused on one particular group at a time—inner city blacks, gun-toting ranchers, environmental activists, etc.—there will be no outcry from the public at large.

The liberal left will not speak up for the conservative right.

The rightwing will not speak up for the leftwing.

The economic elite will not speak up for the economically disadvantaged and vice versa.

The ranchers will not speak up for the environmentalists, and the environmentalists will not speak up for the ranchers.

The Democrats will not criticize endless wars, drone killings, militarized police, private prisons, etc., when sanctioned by their candidate. Same goes for the Republicans.

Are you starting to get the picture?

What we’re dealing with is a full-blown case of national hypocrisy.

For too long now, the American people have allowed their personal prejudices and politics to cloud their judgment and render them incapable of seeing that the treatment being doled out by the government’s lethal enforcers has remained consistent, no matter the threat.

The government’s oppressive tactics have not changed.

The same martial law maneuvers and intimidation tactics used to put down protests and muzzle journalists two years ago in Ferguson and Baltimore are being used to flat-line protesters and journalists at Standing Rock this year.

The same infiltration and surveillance of ranch activists opposing the Bureau of Land Management in Oregon and Nevada over the past several years were used against nonviolent anti-war protesters more than a decade ago. That same mindset was embodied in the use of surveillance against those who gathered for Barack Obama’s inauguration eight years ago.

The same brutality that was in full force 20-plus years ago when the government raided the Branch Davidian religious compound near Waco, Texas—targeting residents with loud music, bright lights, bulldozers, flash-bang grenades, tear gas, tanks and gunfire, and leaving 80 individuals, including two dozen children, dead—were on full display more than 50 years ago when government agents unleashed fire hoses and police dogs on civil rights protesters, children included.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

The sticking point is not whether Americans must see eye-to-eye on these varied issues but whether they can agree that no one should be treated in such a fashion by their own government.

Our greatest defense against home-grown tyranny has always been our strength in numbers as a citizenry.

America’s founders hinted at it again and again. The Declaration of Independence refers to “one people.” The preamble to the Constitution opens with those three powerful words: “We the People.” Years later, the Gettysburg Address declared that we are a “government of the people, by the people, for the people.”

Despite these stark reminders that the government exists for our benefit and was intended to serve our needs, “We the People” have yet to marshal our greatest weapon against oppression: our strength lies in our numbers.

Had 318 million Americans taken to the streets to protest the government’s SWAT team raids that left innocent children like Aiyana Jones or Baby Bou Bou dead or scarred, there would be no 80,000 SWAT team raids a year.

Had 318 million Americans raised their voices against police shootings of unarmed citizens such as Alton Sterling and Walter Scott, there would be far less use of excessive force by the police.

Had 318 million Americans stood shoulder-to-shoulder and rejected the ruling oligarchy, pork barrel legislation, profit-driven prisons, endless wars and asset forfeiture schemes, government corruption would be the exception rather than the rule.

Had 318 million Americans told the government to stop drilling through sacred Native American lands, stop spraying protesters with water cannons in below-freezing temperatures, stop using its military might to intimidate and shut down First Amendment activity, and to stop allowing Corporate America to dictate how the battle lines are drawn, there would be no Standing Rock.

Unfortunately, 318 million Americans have yet to agree on anything, especially the source of their oppression.

This is how tyrants come to power and stay in power.

Authoritarian regimes begin with incremental steps. Overcriminalization, surveillance of innocent citizens, imprisonment for nonviolent—victimless—crimes, etc. Slowly, bit by bit, the citizenry finds its freedoms being curtailed and undermined for the sake of national security.

No one speaks up for those being targeted. No one resists these minor acts of oppression. No one recognizes the indoctrination into tyranny for what it is.

As I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, historically this failure to speak truth to power has resulted in whole populations being conditioned to tolerate unspoken cruelty toward their fellow human beings, a bystander syndrome in which people remain silent and disengaged—mere onlookers—in the face of abject horrors and injustice.

Time has insulated us from the violence perpetrated by past regimes in their pursuit of power: the crucifixion and slaughter of innocents by the Romans, the torture of the Inquisition, the atrocities of the Nazis, the butchery of the Fascists, the bloodshed by the Communists, and the cold-blooded war machines run by the military industrial complex.

We can disassociate from such violence. We can convince ourselves that we are somehow different from the victims of government abuse. We can treat news coverage of protests such as Standing Rock and the like as just another channel to flip in our search for better entertainment. We can continue to spout empty campaign rhetoric about how great America is, despite the evidence to the contrary. We can avoid responsibility for holding the government accountable. We can zip our lips and bind our hands and shut our eyes.

In other words, we can continue to exist in a state of denial.

Whatever we do or don’t do, it won’t change the facts: the police state is here.

“There comes a time,” concluded Martin Luther King Jr., “when silence is betrayal.”

The people of Nazi Germany learned this lesson the hard way.

A German pastor who openly opposed Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in a concentration camp, Martin Niemoller warned:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

The people of the American Police State will never have any hope of fighting government tyranny if we’re busy fighting each other.

When all is said and done, the only thing we really need to agree on is that we are all Americans.

So if this isn’t your fight—if you believe that authority is more important than liberty—if you don’t agree with a particular group’s position on an issue and by your silence tacitly support the treatment meted out to them—if you think you’re a better citizen or a more patriotic American—if you want to play it safe—and if don’t want to risk getting shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton, thrown to the ground, arrested and/or labeled an extremist—then by all means, remain silent. Stand down. Cower in the face of the police. Turn your eyes away from injustice. Find any excuse to suggest that the so-called victims of the police state deserved what they got.

But remember, when that rifle (or taser, or water cannon, or bully stick) finally gets pointed in your direction—and it will—when there’s no one left to stand up for you or speak up for you, remember that you were warned.

WC: 1845

ABOUT JOHN W. WHITEHEAD

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People (SelectBooks, 2015) is available online at www.amazon.com. Whitehead can be contacted at johnw@rutherford.org.

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OLDDOGS COMMENTS!

Regardless of who you hate, and believe me I am as bad as anyone reading this, if you have any intelligence at all, then you must see that John is absolutely right on this subject. I do not support his continued allegiance to the Bar, but on this subject he has nailed it. Think for a minute about who and what you are, and consider the truth about having been brainwashed by our government controlled education and media industry’s, now just who are you loyal to? Are you stupid enough to think being a hard core liberal or conservative makes you an American? Do you call yourself an American by hating everyone but your political ideology? We are all in this shit-hole together and the Banking Cartel has no favorites. Does it not make more sense to turn your hatred on those who are responsible for manipulating the whole damn country into becoming a war zone against their neighbor? It is true that our government is a putrid agent of the Banking Cartel, and directly responsible, but just who is supporting them? Is it you? The time has come for all Americans to reject this government in all its corporate forms, and revert to the Declaration of Independence for guidance. Let the bastards know you will not stand by and be slaves to tyranny. If we had a real Republic and honest currency, the scumbags in DC would have no wind in their sails. The Media pukes would have to support us or go belly up. The military would have to choose between the Banking Cartel and their loved ones, and ditto for the killer cops. A tyrannical government is no different than the most insane killer, and needs to be done away with. Remember this, the Banking Cartel must have degenerate politicians to function, and ditto for soldiers to kill for them, so take out the bankers and protect your freedom. Call for a world wide illumination of the International Banking Cartel. Let them have no place to hide.

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Judge Calls For US Marshals and FBI To Arrest Congress and The President

November 28th, 2016 by

http://themindunleashed.com/2015/12/judge-calls-for-us-marshals-and-fbi-to-arrest-congress-and-the-president.html

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On November 28th, 2015, Alaska State Judge Anna von Reitz (Anna Maria Riezinger) addressed an open letter to all federal agents, including the FBI and US Marshals to arrest Congress, the President and the Secretary of the Treasury. She goes into incredible detail on the fraud that has been committed. Anyone who reads this is sure to learn at least something. Below is the text and you can open the original pdf here. This has been encouraged to be shared widely.

Anna Maria Riezinger (Anna Von Reitz)

November 28, 2015 Big Lake,

Alaska Dear Federal Agents:

I am addressing this letter in this way, because it is my understanding that it will be read by members of both the FBI and the US Marshals Service. It is also my understanding that you have available for examination a wet-ink signed copy of the illustrated affidavit of probable cause entitled “You Know Something Is Wrong When…..An American Affidavit of Probable Cause” as back-up reference and evidence.

Since the publication of the affidavit a plethora of new supporting documentation and evidence has come to light. We found, for example, that on June 30, 1864, the members of Congress acting as the Board of Directors of a private, mostly foreign-owned corporation doing business as “The United States of America, Incorporated” changed the meaning of “state”, “State” and “United States” to mean “District of Columbia Municipal Corporation”. Like the 1862 change of the meaning of the word “person” to mean “corporation” cited in our affidavit, these special coded meanings of words render a drastically different picture of the world around us.

It turns out that your “personal bank account” is actually a “corporate bank account”. The “Colorado State Court” is actually the “Colorado District of Columbia Municipal Corporation Court”. If you are shocked to learn these facts, you are not alone. So are millions of other Americans. These changes were made 150 years ago and tucked away in reams of boring meeting minutes and legalistic gobbledygook meant to be applied only to the internal workings of a private governmental services corporation and its employees.

There was no public announcement, just as there was no public announcement or explanation when Congress created “municipal citizenship” known as “US citizenship” in 1868. Properly, technically, even to this day, this form of “citizenship” applies only to those born in the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and other Insular States, so there was no real reason to educate the general public about the topic. As Congress was secretively using the labor and the private property assets of these “citizens” as collateral backing the corporate debts of “The United States of America, Inc.” there was plenty of reason to obscure this development.

At the end of the Civil War it would have been very unpopular to reveal that they were simply changing gears from private sector slave ownership to public sector slave ownership. You may be surprised to learn that slavery was not abolished by the Thirteenth or any other Amendment to any constitution then or now. Instead, slavery was redefined as the punishment meted out to criminals. Look it up and read it for yourselves. It remains perfectly legal to enslave criminals, and it was left to Congress to define who the criminals were, because Congress was given plenary power over the District of Columbia and its citizenry by the original Constitution of the Republic and could do whatever it liked within the District and the Washington, DC Municipalities.

A child picking dandelions on the sidewalk could be arbitrarily defined as a criminal and enslaved for life by the renegade Congress functioning as the government of the District of Columbia and as the Board of Directors for the District of Columbia Municipal Corporation, but for starters, Congress simply defined “US citizens” as debt slaves under the 14th Amendment of their corporation’s articles and by-laws—-which they deceptively named the “Constitution of the United States of America”.

The actual Constitution was and still is called “The Constitution for the united States of America”, but most people untrained in the Law and trusting what they believed to be their government didn’t notice the difference between “The Constitution for the united States of America” and the “Constitution of the United States of America”. Are you beginning to see a pattern of deliberate deceit and self-interest and double-speak and double-dealing? And are you also beginning to catch the drift—the motivation—behind it? Let’s discuss the concept of “hypothecation of debt”.

This little gem was developed by the bankers who actually owned and ran the governmental services corporations doing business as “The United States of America, Inc.” and as the “United States, Incorporated”. When you hypothecate debt against someone or against some asset belonging to someone else, you simply claim that they agreed to stand as surety for your debt — similar to cosigning a car loan — and as long as you make your payments, nobody is any the wiser. Normally, it’s not possible for us to just arbitrarily claim that someone is our surety for debt without proof of consent, but that is exactly what Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Conference of Governors did in March of 1933.

They named all of us and all our property as surety standing good for the debts of their own bankrupt governmental services corporation during bankruptcy reorganization—-and got away with it by claiming that they were our “representatives” and that we had delegated our authority to them to do this “for” us. The exact date and occasion when this happened and where it is recorded, is given in our affidavit. In order to pull this off, however, they had to allege that we were all “US citizens”, and therefore, all subject to the plenary power of Congress acting as an oligarchy ruling over the District of Columbia and the Federal Territories.

They did this by abusing the public trust and creating and registering millions of foreign situs trusts named after each of us. Under their own diversity of citizenship rules, corporations are considered to be “US citizens”. So they created all these foreign situs trusts as franchises of their own bankrupt corporation, used our names styled like this: John Quincy Adams—-and placed commercial liens against our names as chattel owned by their corporation and standing as surety for its debts. A group of thugs elected to political office grossly transgressed against the American people and the American states and committed the crime of personage against each and every one of us without us ever being aware of it.

They couldn’t enslave us, but they could enslave a foreign situs trust named after us— that we conveniently didn’t know existed— and by deliberately confusing this “thing” with us via the misuse of our given names, they could bring charges against what appeared to be us and our private property in their very own corporate tribunals. And so the fleecing of America began in earnest. The hirelings had our credit cards, had stolen our identities, and were ready to begin a crime spree unheralded in human history.

They claimed that we all knew about this arrangement and consented to it, because we “voluntarily” gave up our gold when FDR sent his henchmen around to collect it—-when as millions of Americans can attest, people gave up their gold in preference to being shot or having to kill federal agents. They chose life for everyone concerned over some pieces of metal, and for that, they are to be honored; unfortunately, their decision gave the rats responsible an excuse to claim that Americans wanted to leave the gold standard and wanted the “benefits” of this New Deal in “equitable exchange” for their gold, their identities, the abuse of their good names as bankrupts and debtors, the loss of allodial title to their land and homes, and their subjection as slaves to the whims of Congress.

According to them—that is, those who benefited from this gross betrayal of the public trust— we all voluntarily left the Republic and the guarantees of the actual Constitution behind, willingly subjected ourselves to Congressional rule, donated all our assets including our labor and property to the Public Charitable Trust (set up after the Civil War as a welfare trust for displaced plantation slaves), and agreed to live as slaves owned by the District of Columbia Municipal Corporation in exchange for what? Welfare that we paid for ourselves. Social Security that we paid for ourselves.

The criminality of the “US Congress” and the “Presidents” acting since 1933 is jawdroppingly shocking. Their abuse of the trust of the American people is even worse. They have portrayed this circumstance as a political choice instead of an institutionalized fraud scheme, and they have “presumed” that we all went along with it and agreed to it without complaint. Thus, they have been merrily and secretively having us declared “civilly dead” as American State Citizens the day we are born, and entering a false registration claiming that we are “US Citizens” instead. We are told, when we wake up enough to ask, that we are free to choose our political status.

We don’t have to serve as debt slaves. We can go back and reclaim our guaranteed Republican form of government and our birthright status if we want to—- but that requires a secret process in front of the probate court and expatriation from the Federal United States to the Continental United States and all sorts of voo-doo in backrooms that can only be pursued by the few and the knowledgeable and the blessed. Everyone else has to remain as a debt slave and chattel serving whatever corporation bought the latest version of corporate “persona” named after us.

So let me ask you, as members of the FBI and as US Marshals—- does this sound like something you want to be involved with enforcing on innocent people, or does it sound like something you want to end as expeditiously as possible? The frauds that took root in the wake of the Civil War and which blossomed in the 1930’s have come to their final fruition.

Employees of the “District of Columbia Municipal Corporation” and its United Nations successors are being used as jack-booted thugs to throw Americans into privately owned “federal correctional facilities” when those who need correction—- the members of the American Bar Association and the euphemistically named and privately owned and operated “DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE”—continue to ignore the fact that Americans DO have a choice and that by the millions we are demanding our freedom from all these pathetic false commercial claims and presumptions.

We are standing up before the whole world and telling these privately owned “governmental services corporations” to go bankrupt like any other corporation that doesn’t do its job and mind its budget. These entities deserve to go bankrupt and worse. They have spent money and credit that was never theirs to spend. They have defrauded millions if not billions of innocent people and they have prevented Americans from claiming their birthrights for far too long.

These people— the members of Congress and the various “Presidents” of the numerous “United States” corporations — have acted as criminals. They deserve to be recognized as such. The members of the American Bar Association have attempted to wash their hands while profiting from the situation and obstructing justice. They stand around shrugging and saying, “Well, it’s a political choice. We don’t have anything to say about that.”—–yet at the same time, they refuse to correct the probate records to reflect our chosen change of political status when we plainly identify ourselves and enunciate our Will for them.

They, too, deserve to be recognized as self-interested criminals and accomplices to identity theft, credit fraud, and worse— which is why we have recently issued a $279 trillion dollar commercial obligation lien against the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. All our assets— our bodies, homes, businesses, lands, and labor—have been signed over into the “Public Charitable Trust” by con men merely claiming to represent us. Then, when we object to their lies and entrapment, they use the same fraud against us as their excuse for bringing more false claims against us and throwing us in jail. Enough is enough.

The British Monarch and the Lords of the Admiralty have promoted this fraud against us at the same time they have claimed to be our trustees, allies and friends in perpetuity. It’s time to clear the way for us to politely and peaceably exit from any presumption that we are or ever were “US citizens”, willing participants in the “Public Charitable Trust”, or willing “sureties” for the debts of any private bank-run governmental services corporation merely calling itself the United States of Something or Other.

We repudiate any presumption of private municipal citizenship or obligation to the District of Columbia Municipal Corporation or any successor thereof, and demand an immediate and permanent correction of the civil record to reflect our birthright status as American State Citizens, nunc pro tunc.

As for you, as “Federal Agents”, you have a lot to think about. For starters— who really pays your paycheck? Is it the goons in Washington, DC? Or does it all come from the American people you are supposed to be serving? Do you believe for one moment that anyone just lined up and gave their gold to FDR voluntarily? Do you believe that anyone gave away all their property and the guarantees of the actual Constitution for the “privilege” of paying for Social Security? No? Wake up and smell the java and start doing your real jobs. If anyone complains—arrest him.

We are reopening the American Common Law Courts expressly for the purpose of settling disputes related to living people and their property assets in excess of $20 as mandated by the Seventh Amendment. We, the American people, are the ones holding absolute civil authority upon the land of the Continental United States, and we give you permission to arrest the members of Congress, the President, the Secretary of the Treasury, and any other politician or appointee pretending to speak for us so as to enslave us and bring false claims against us via this institutionalized fraud scheme.

We want it recognized for what it is and dismantled and repudiated tout de suite. Any court that is caught arresting and prosecuting Americans under the presumptions just described to you— such as bringing charges against foreign situs trusts with names styled like this: John Quincy Adams, or Cestui Que Vie trusts styled like this: JOHN QUINCY ADAMS, or Puerto Rican public transmitting utilities styled like this: JOHN Q. ADAMS—-it is your responsibility to make sure that any individuals being addressed by these courts were actually born in the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, or one of the other Insular States and that they are not ignorant American State Citizens being falsely registered and railroaded.

Do you understand? Is it now completely clear who the criminals are? Your actual employers and benefactors are being attacked and defrauded by criminals pretending to act as their elected representatives and accomplices in black robes who are serving as enforcers of this fraud for profit. This has been happening right under your noses. This whole circumstance has escaped broad scale public understanding because it was being pursued by private governmental services corporations owned and operated by international banking cartels who claimed that these “private arrangements” were none of the public’s business, despite the grotesque and far-ranging impact these cozy understandings have had upon the people of this and many other countries.

Let it be perfectly clear to you that the business of these private corporations has become our business because they have operated in violation of their charters, in violation of the treaties allowing their existence, and in violation of the National Trust. The American Bar Association and the Internal Revenue Service have both been owned and operated as private foreign bill collectors and trust administrators by Northern Trust, Inc., in violent conflict of interest. They are not professional associations, non-profits, nor units of government. They are con artists and privateers whose licenses expired as of September 1, 2013.

The United States Marshals Service is enabled to act in the capacity of constitutionally – sworn Federal Marshals and we invoke their office and service as such; failure to accept the public office means rejection of all authority related to us. The same may be said of the FBI. Either you do your jobs as constitutionally sworn public officers, or you act as private mall cops in behalf of the offending corporations and under color of law when you pretend to have any public authority or function.

This is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Judge Anna Maria Riezinger

Alaska State Superior Court

OLDDOGS COMMENTS!

As you can plainly see, there has been no arrest in the 12 months this was initiated, and in spite of all Anna’s hard work, we are still under the power of several despotic corporations. This is because the people are too dumb to tear themselves away from the TV and all of their other form of entertainment. They don’t have a clue that they are slaves as long as they can be entertained. Personally, I believe they would fight to maintain their condition. The only way out of this tyranny is for a hundred million America State Nationals to refuse to contribute to the taxes and other methods of robbery that enables the corporate monster to continue robbing, stealing, incarcerating and murdering us. If anyone has a clue on how to wake these fools up, please let me know.

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This Is How War Begins

November 19th, 2016 by

http://charleseisenstein.net/this-is-how-war-begins/

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 By Charles Eisenstein

“Their stupidity is amusing.”

“Stopping Trump is essential. Anyone who says otherwise is either foolish or blinded by privilege.”

“People should get hated for voting for Johnson because he is a moron.”

“Are Trump supporters too dumb to know they’re dumb?”

“Hillbots have complete inability to do anything except parrot their hero Shillary’s endless lies”

“Anyone who votes for Killary has already been drugged and taken the stupid pill.”

“They will never change.”

“Disgusting, twisted human beings.”

Anyone who reads Facebook or pretty much any political website is sure to see comments like these that dehumanize not only the opposing candidate, but the candidate’s supporters too. This polarization and vitriol, unprecedented in my lifetime, has me more concerned than the prospect of an evil candidate winning. It is as if what is really going on here is a preparation for civil war.

Dehumanization is a predecessor of war. When you see your opponents as subhuman in their morals, conscience, or intelligence, then you will have to defeat them by force. Moral or rational persuasion won’t do it. That is what the above-quoted comments imply.

The dehumanization runs top to bottom, from the headlines in major news outlets to the comments on Facebook and Twitter. Photos of political candidates chosen to provoke contempt, statements taken deliberately out of context… the no-holds-barred tactics of war. Both sides feature the most outrageous comments made by partisans of the other side, seeking to indict all of them through guilt by association. Similar to the atrocity stories used to whip up war hysteria among a pacifist public before World War One, these reports polarize the electorate and sow paranoia and distrust.

If you read only one side, you don’t know that the other side expresses the same outraged grievances as yours does. Most of my readers are probably familiar with articles about gun-toting “poll watchers” sent by Trump operatives to intimidate voters. But unless you read right-wing media, you won’t be aware of its earnest, indignant articles about agents provocateur from the Clinton camp seeking to sow violence at Trump rallies. Each side claims the other exaggerates and misconstrues. Each side is constructing a reality in which the other is hideous.

Reading right-wing and left-wing news sites side by side, one gets the impression that reality has diverged into two. I read both, in order to understand the sickness that has infected my country. Headline news in one camp is totally absent from the other. It isn’t just the interpretation of the news that is different – the two sides don’t even agree on fundamental facts. Here’s how one Facebook commentator, Amelia Bagwell, describes the experience of reading a conservative friend’s news feed: “News agencies I have never heard of with bold headlines of’Breaking News’ announcing HRC’s pending arrest. Trump is second to none in morality, decency and honor…loves Jesus…and is a perfect example of a godly family man. If the same stories are reported, they are akin to reading two different languages. We are divided not just ideologically, but at a core level of raw information.”

Such a gulf of perception inflamed by hatred presents a very dangerous situation.

I will not venture an opinion on whether the candidates themselves are hideous. We live in a system that encourages and rewards corrupt and even psychopathic behavior. What I do know, though, is that the vast majority of ordinary people are not the cartoonish caricatures of human beings that political rhetoric has made them out to be. They have an experience of life, a history, a convergence of circumstances that has brought them to their opinions. Just like you.

Statements like those quoted above create a climate for extreme measures. Take them seriously, and you have to conclude that there are an awful lot of people out there who just need to be locked up, medicated, forcibly re-educated, or maybe shot. They are reprehensible, appalling… they are deplorable.

Once the name-calling starts it is self-perpetuating, since anyone who says that you are a deplorable person will seem to you deplorable themselves. How could they be so wrong about you? How could they not see your deep humanity, the good reasons you have for voting the way you do, your sincere attempts to make the world a better place? They seem just hateful.

And so, the body politic tilts further and further into extreme polarization. This will not end well, no matter which side wins.

Dehumanizing narratives are never the truth. The truth can only be sourced from the sincere question, “What is it like to be you?” That is called compassion, and it invites skills of listening, dialog, and communicating without violence or judgement. Now there may be times when such skills fail and there is no choice but to fight. Failure is guaranteed, though, when the surrounding narrative casts the opponent as evil, twisted, disgusting, or deplorable. In that case, war is the likely result.

Can we please stop creating conditions for war? Can we please stop demonizing those who disagree with us? Can we stop the cheap and degrading psychoanalyzing of our opponents? These tactics might seem to succeed in the short term – one side or another will win – but in the end we have only strengthened the climate of hate and the mentality of war.

What can you do about it? I suggest the following: see to it that you imbue everything that you post to social media, every comment, every reply, with a spirit of compassion and respect. Do not let your pain erupt forth as an implicit call to hatred. Do not beat the drums of war.

Look, I’m all for hope and optimism. But it’s important to stay rational. These problems aren’t going away.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS!

Hope and Optimism are for dreamers! Reality has proven that Homo Sapiens are incapable of harmonious relationships. The only sure thing in this life is it will end.

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Congress: Return Internet Control to the U. S.

November 18th, 2016 by

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 Written by  William F. Jasper

The September 30 deadline has come and gone. Congress adjourned on September 28 for a six-week recess without challenging the Obama administration’s determination to transfer a key Internet supervision function to an unaccountable international “multi-stakeholder” entity on October 1. An 11th-hour lawsuit by four state attorneys general requesting an emergency delay of the transfer failed on Friday, September 30, as Judge George Hanks, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, ruled that the plaintiffs failed to prove that “irreparable harm” would result from the handover.

So, is the transfer a done deal? Is it “irreversible” and “irrevocable” as many so-called experts — both pro and con — are saying? And does it really matter; after all, isn’t the Internet still functioning the same as always?

First of all, it’s important to know that the de facto transfer of the “stewardship” of the database containing domain names and numeric addresses that allow computers to connect to, and communicate with, one another, is not irreversible. It’s just that the fight will get messier and more complicated now, as it moves to multiple battlefields, with Congress, the states, the courts, private citizens, private corporations, and private nonprofits as combatants/participants.

Besides the host of arcane technical matters involved, a big part of the problem for most Americans in coming to grips with the central issues in this controversy is sorting through a plethora of acronyms and the complex web of operational and legal relationships among the players.

At the center of the controversy is the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which is incorporated as a “California nonprofit public-benefit corporation” (its bylaws can be accessed here). An ICANN subsidiary, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) oversees global Internet addressing function through its domain name system (DNS). Until October 1, ICANN operated pursuant to a contract administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), which is part of the U.S. Commerce Department. ICANN, therefore, was answerable, in some measure, to Congress and the American people.

However, the Obama administration, which, in every other area is obsessed with federalizing and controlling every private function and abolishing private property rights, in this particular case, for some strange reason, is obsessed with “privatizing” the Internet. Hence, he has claimed the authority to transfer the stewardship of the Internet to ICANN.

Most of the commentary in the establishment media has applauded the move and has ridiculed concerns of opponents. However, with much of the world’s economy and commerce, not to mention government services, telecommunications, emergency services, and infrastructure critically tied to the Internet, concerns about national security, privacy, stability, and censorship under the new ICANN regime should not be laughed off.

As we pointed out last week,

ICANN’s board of directors is overseen by the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) that includes members from 111 countries, including many communist, “former” communist, Islamist, socialist, and authoritarian regimes notorious for currently censoring and policing the Internet and punishing netizens for politically incorrect and religious expression. GAC members include China, Russia, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Turkmenistan, Bulgaria, Venezuela, and other paragons of less-than-angelic virtue.

Moreover, although the “mainstream” commentators would have us believe that only “tinfoil hat conspiracy wackos” are concerned about a United Nations takeover of the Internet, the Obama-led transfer to ICANN is a steppingstone in that direction. The New American has been reporting for years on the various UN conferences aimed at taking over the Internet (see here and other articles linked below this story). Even many “progressives” became alarmed when the plan to put the United Nations International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in charge of the Internet surfaced a couple of years ago. The ITU already had a bad reputation as an apologist/agent for repressive regimes, but it got worse in 2014 when ITU member governments and dictatorships overwhelmingly selected Houlin Zhao of Communist China.

As to be expected of a Communist Party functionary, Comrade Houlin Zhao faithfully channels the Party line in his ITU office, including defending China’s repressive Internet policing and censoring.

So, the current NTIA transfer to ICANN may be better than an immediate transfer to ITU, but only marginally. Besides the issue of the influence of various totalitarian regimes through ICANN board of directors and GAC, ICANN has a history of non-transparency and operating in violation of its own bylaws and the terms of its contract.

In addition, it has already shown, repeatedly, that it cannot provide security from external threats. In 2015 ICANN admitted an audit of its operations showed that hackers had compromised its security at least 330 times between April 17, 2013 and 17 March 17, 2014.

The Register, a UK newspaper, reported:

In December 2014, the organization admitted that a number of its systems had been compromised including the Centralized Zone Data System (CZDS) — where the internet core root zone files are mirrored — the wiki pages of the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC), the domain registration Whois portal, and the organization’s blog. That incident revealed that ICANN did not use even basic two-factor authentication for many of its systems.

And those are just the security breaches that ICANN has owned up to. In an extensive paper published by dot-com registry and maintainer of the internet’s root zone Verisign late last year, a long list of technical and security problems at ICANN were highlighted. It noted a “growing list of examples where ICANN’s operational track record leaves much to be desired.”

It’s Not Too Late

In a thorough and thoughtful analysis of Judge George Hank’s September 30 decision, Berin Szoka, a lawyer and president of TechFreedom, a technology policy think tank, offered a number of scenarios and strategies that may still be employed to prevent the Obama Internet transfer scheme.

The ruling, Szoka noted, does not “resolve the underlying legal questions raised by the states. Nor does it mean the Transition is a done deal.” The judge, he pointed out, “merely ruled that the states had not shown ‘irreparable injury’ if these two [NTIA-ICANN] contracts lapsed. This is, in general, a very high bar. But even more than that, letting the contract lapse does not make the Transition permanent: If a court eventually rules that NTIA could not lawfully relinquish its responsibilities, it will essentially be saying that, when the contracts lapsed, control over the Root Zone File remained with NTIA, that ICANN had been exercising control unlawfully in the interim, and that if ICANN would need to negotiate a new contract with NTIA if it wants to continue exercising the IANA functions.”

“Such a declaratory judgment,” says Szoka, “would be easy to enforce: both ICANN and VeriSign are U.S. corporations, and can be enjoined from making any changes to the root without affirmative authorization from NTIA. We will be right back where we started.” Szoka notes that “even if this lawsuit fizzles, some other plaintiff could raise the issue in the future  —  and there’s every reason to think that it will come up in litigation between ICANN and the companies that run top level domains or sell second level domains to consumers. There is no statute of limitations on the issues raised by the plaintiffs. This issue could cast a long shadow over ICANN for years until a court finally rules on the merits.”

Szoka then summarizes five of the open legal concerns that must be addressed by the courts and Congress:

  1. The U.S. government has long exercised exclusive control over who may edit the Root Zone File that ties together the Internet, and that abandoning this government property right requires Congressional authorization;
  2. Absent a firm guarantee that ICANN will protect free speech, converting what has been a public forum into a private one would violate the First Amendment;
  3. NTIA violated administrative law by failing to build an adequate record and respond to public comment on the matter;
  4. NTIA lacks statutory authority to cede responsibility over the Domain Name System; and
  5. By failing to secure U.S. ownership of .GOV, NTIA is tortiously interfering with the contracts that states hold for their .GOV domain names.

As that famous philosopher (and sometime baseball legend) Yogi Berra sagely remarked, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” And the battle for control over the Internet is far from over. Despite a huge public outcry, Congress avoided its duty and ducked out of this fray 48 hours before Obama’s ICANN transfer was set to take place. That outcry must continue — and grow — and Congress must be put on notice that this fraudulent transfer is unconstitutional and unacceptable. It can be, and must be, reversed.

Congress, Return Internet Control to the U.S.

 On October 1 the Obama administration transferred a key Internet supervision function from oversight by the U.S. Commerce Department to oversight by an unaccountable international “multi-stakeholder” entity known as ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). It appears that ICANN will end up under the supervision of the United Nations.

A few Republicans fought to block this transfer, but were unsuccessful in persuading Congress to act.

To understand just how bad this situation can get, consider this excellent article, “Chinese Tyrant Seeks Global Control After Obama Gave Up Internet,” which was posted on TheNewAmerican.com on November 16. Here’s a key quote from this article:

The mass-murdering Chinese regime, along with its totalitarian allies worldwide, has actually been pushing for global control of the Internet and a crackdown on online freedom for many years. But now, with Communist Chinese agents installed at the head of key United Nations agencies, and globalists in the West increasingly hostile to free speech, Beijing seems to think the time is right to strike.

Just think for a few moments of how incredibly important the Internet is for empowering citizens to expose and oppose the powerful special interests and establishment elites who run our nation and the world, not to mention the importance of the Internet for business, education, politics, social interactions, communications, personal security, etc.

Those of us who understand the profoundly important role that the Internet plays in our lives cannot stand by and allow the Obama administration to make this unconstitutional transfer of U.S. property to a UN-aligned entity, which in turn could end up handing Internet control over to China, without a fight.

The Obama-UN Internet surrender is not irreversible; however, Congress must act soon to reassert U.S. control of the Internet.

Back on September 21, President-elect Donald Trump’s chief policy adviser said:

 Donald J. Trump is committed to preserving Internet freedom for the American people and citizens all over the world. The U.S. should not turn control of the Internet over to the United Nations and the international community.

Congress will be meeting from mid-November to mid-December in a lame-duck session. Given Trump’s position in favor of retaining U.S. control of the Internet and his increased influence as president-elect, we can be hopeful that both houses of Congress will take action to reverse the Internet giveaway of October 1. If President Obama were to veto such action, it would be just a few weeks wait until Congress could pass the same legislation again and get Trump’s signature.

Please phone your representative (202-225-3121) and senators (202-224-3121) and urgently request that they pass legislation to return control of the Internet to the U.S. government. Tell them that the Internet plays such a profoundly important role in all of our lives that Congress must not permit it to be transferred over to international control.

 

Please also email this message to your congressmen.

Thanks.

Your Friends at The John Birch Society

Related articles:

Midnight Deadline: State AGs in Court to Stop Obama-UN Internet Transfer

Hey Congress! You Forgot to Save the Internet

Take Action! Contact Congress to Hold an Emergency Session to Save the Internet

Obama-UN Internet Takeover Is Just Hours Away

Assaults on Internet Freedom Threaten All Freedoms (Video)

U.S. Lawmakers Aim to Block Obama’s Internet Giveaway

Internet “Governance” Summit in Brazil Advances UN Control

The United Nations Grabs for Internet Control (Video) 

Chinese Communist to Lead UN Agency Seeking to Control Internet

UN, Islamists & Communists Push Global Internet Regime

Secret UN Document Lays Out Plan to Seize Control of Internet

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THE TIME HAS COME TO ADMIT THE TRUTH. Part 1

November 16th, 2016 by

Since all human’s  were made by God, they have proven time after time to be self centered and hostile to rule. They have proven to be totally degenerate and dishonest, and will kill and maim for their own benefit. An honest evaluation of Holy Scripture will reveal that the Lord God intended it to be like it is to make His Power Known, and predestination is undeniable. Olddog

 

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  May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep.” If you have never heard of the eternal covenant, then you need to familiarize yourself with it because it is vital to a proper understanding of one of the ways God deals with His people. Essentially, God works covenantally.

A Covenant is a pact or agreement between two parties. It is a contract. The Old and New Testaments are really the Old and New Covenants. Testament comes from the Latin testamentum, which means covenant. In the O.T. the Hebrew word for covenant is always b’rith. In the N.T. it is always diatheke. There are OT covenants that God made with individuals, i.e. Adam (Gen. 2:15-17), Noah (Gen. 9:12-16), Abraham (Gen. 17), the Israelites at Mount Sinai (Ex. 34:28), and David (Sam. 7:12-16), etc., and in the NT there is the New Covenant (Luke 22:20; Matt. 26:28; Heb. 7:22) that was prophesied in Jer. 31:31-37.

The Eternal Covenant, then, is the covenant made between God the Father and the Son with regard to the elect. This covenant was made before the universe was created and it consisted of the Father promising to bring to the Son all whom the Father had given the Son. “And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day…I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours…Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world” ( John 6:39;17:9,24, NIV).

In the Eternal Covenant, the Father would prepare the Son a body (Luke 1:35; Heb. 10:5); give the Son the Spirit without measure (Is. 43:1,2; 61:1); always support and comfort the Son (Is. 42:1-7; 49:8); deliver the Son from the power of death (Ps. 2); bring to the Son all whom the Father had given Him (John 6:39; 17:9,24); and give the Son a number of redeemed that no one could number (Ps. 22:27; 72:17). The Son’s part was to assume human nature (Gal. 4:4,5; Heb. 2:10,11,14,15); be under the Law (Ps. 40:8; Gal. 4:4,5; Phil. 2:5-8); and to bear the sins of His people (Isaiah 53:12; John 10:11,15; 1 Pet. 2:24).

In the Eternal Covenant we see that God has given a certain number of people to the Son and that the Son came to redeem them, to “lose none of them” (John 6:39). We can conclude from this that God had in mind a certain people whom would be His elect. Since God knows all things, He knows those whom He has chosen. Hence, they are predestined from the very beginning of time.

2) Man’s Sinful Condition

Man is sinful. He does not become a sinner by sinning. He sins because he is a sinner. He is depraved, which means that sin has corrupted all that he is: mind, soul, spirit, emotions, and body. Man is so engulfed in sin, so thoroughly touched by it, that there is nothing in him that merits or enables salvation. He, therefore, is born into a state of condemnation: “…and [we] were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest” (Eph. 2:3). This is not to say that we are as evil as we can be, rather, that all of what we are is affected by sin.

The heart is often referred to in scripture as the deepest part of man and the center of his spiritual nature (Esther 7:5; 1 Cor. 7:37; Rom. 6:17; Deut. 29:4). From the heart man understands (Prov. 8:5), reflects (Luke 2:19), feels joy (Isa. 65:14), and experiences pain (Prov. 25:20). Because of his depravity (sinful condition), man’s heart is not only impure but desperately sick: “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?” (Jer. 17:9). Also, it is out of the heart that we speak “…out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks” (Matt. 12:34), and what is in the heart of the person is what comes out of him: “For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, fornications, thefts, murders, adulteries, deeds of coveting and wickedness, as well as deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride and foolishness. All these evil things proceed from within and defile the man” (Mark 7:21-23). It follows then that man’s understanding, reflection, feelings, and experiences are all stained by sin.

The unregenerate person is a slave of sin: “For when you were slaves of sin you were free in regard to righteousness” (Rom. 6:20). That means that doing good is not a concern or need of the unbeliever-and naturally so for a person with a sinful nature. The unregenerate is inherently against God: “by abolishing in His flesh the enmity…thus establishing peace” (Eph. 2:15). Enmity is hatred, bitterness, and malice toward an enemy. That was our relationship to God prior to salvation; there was enmity between us.

So, the Bible reveals the true nature of man. It is evil (Mark 7:21-23), sick (Jer. 17:9), a slave of sin (Rom. 6:20), at enmity with God (Eph. 2:15), and, of course, naturally belongs in hell (Eph. 2:3). It then follows that out of his utterly sinful condition, only sinful desires and effects will follow. The question must then be asked, “How can a sinful person ever desire God?”

3) The Result of Man’s Sinful Condition

Because of man’s sinfulness, he is unable to understand God, seek God, or do any thing good: “…both Jews and Greeks are all under sin as it is written, ‘There is none righteous, not even one; there is none who understands, there is none who seeks for God; all have turned aside, together they have become useless; there is none who does good, there is not even one’” (Rom. 3:9-12).

Because of his sinfulness, he loves darkness rather than light; he loves evil rather than good: “And this is the judgment, that the light is come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the light; for their deeds were evil” (John 3:19).

Because of his depravity, he is incapable of accepting the things of God or understanding them: “But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised” (1 Cor. 2:14). The natural man is the unregenerate man. The natural man cannot understand the things of God. Notice it does not say, “has trouble understanding,” or “can if he’s sincere,” or “will be able to if he chooses God.” It says he cannot understand. Salvation is one of those “things of God,” and so is the understanding of being lost, of being a sinner, of needing repentance, etc. All of these are out of reach of the natural man. He cannot understand them.

So, in light of these scriptures, how can an unbeliever come to an understanding that he needs salvation if the Bible teaches that he cannot understand his need (1 Cor. 2:14), that his nature is evil (Mark 7:21-23) and that he does not seek God (Rom. 3:11)? It would seem that man’s sinful condition does not permit him to desire, understand, or want God. What effect, then, does this condition have upon his free will?

4) Man’s Free Will

Many believe that man, by his free will, by something that resides in him, is completely able to independently accept or reject God. But this belief is not supported in scripture. As I stated above, man’s will by nature is sinful. What then will a sinful free will choose? It will choose sin. His free will, then, would never allow Him to reach out to God.

But we must ask, “What is free will?”. Generally it is accepted to mean the freedom to choose according to one’s desires. This seems true. But someone is only as free as his nature is free. His will is limited to that which is within his nature. The unregenerate can only choose what his nature allows him to choose. Since he is full of sin, not goodness, his choices can only be sinful.

In other words, a person can choose to do only that which his nature allows him to do. He cannot simply will to suddenly vanish into thin air or fly like Superman because he is incapable of such feats; his nature limits him. So too with the nature of fallen man. He is severely limited by what he can and cannot do.

The sinful man:

  • cannot understand spiritual things (1 Cor. 2:14).
  • is full of evil (Mark 7:21-23).
  • does not seek for God (Rom. 3:11).
  • is lawless, rebellious, unholy, and profane (1 Tim. 1:9).

How then can the good desire to want God come out of the unsaved’s evil heart? It cannot! How is he able, in his sinful free will, to desire God when his inclinations are always to reject Him? He cannot. How can he, with his blind and sinful will that is deadened, hardened, and enslaved by sin (Rom. 6:20) ever choose God? He cannot! It is impossible. That’s why Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26, NIV).

But some still maintain that God works on a person and slowly teaches and guides him or her into believing. Others say that there is something in a person’s free will that enables him to choose God. They maintain that everyone is equally able to accept or reject. But if they are equally free and equally able, then why don’t they all equally accept God, or why don’t they all equally choose to reject Him? Why are there variations in choice? Are the variations a result of a tendency that God gave them? But God made them that way. Is it because of their environment? But God put them there. Is it because of some physical inclination? But God gave them their bodies. Is it because of their parents’ influence? But God gave them their parents.

The fact remains, man is not entirely free; he is sinfully free. The unsaved can act freely, but only within the limits of their sinful nature which cannot understand spiritual things (1 Cor. 2:14), does not seek for God (Rom. 3:11), hates God, and is in slavery to sin (Rom. 6:17,20), etc. That is why Jesus said, “No one can come to Me, unless the Father who sent Me draws him…” (John 6:44), and, “No one can come to Me, unless it has been granted him from the Father” (John 6:65). These are not the statements one would hope to find if the sinner were so free to choose to accept or reject God.

5) The Necessity of Predestination

I’ve laid the foundation: Man is completely a sinner who is incapable of understanding and coming to God and has a sinful free will capable only of rejecting God. Therefore, in order for salvation to occur, God must predestine. It can be no other way. If this is so, then there should be verses supporting it. There are:

  • Acts 13:48: And when the Gentiles heard this, they began rejoicing and glorifying the word of the Lord; AND AS MANY AS HAD BEEN APPOINTED TO ETERNAL LIFE BELIEVED.
  • John 1:12-13: But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, WHO WERE BORN NOT OF BLOOD, NOR OF THE WILL OF THE FLESH, NOR OF THE WILL OF MAN, BUT OF GOD.
  • Philippians 1:29: FOR TO YOU IT HAS BEEN GRANTED FOR CHRIST’S SAKE, NOT ONLY TO BELIEVE IN HIM, but also to suffer for his sake.
  • Romans 8:29-30: FOR WHOM HE FOREKNEW, HE ALSO PREDESTINED to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren; and whom He predestined, these He also called; and whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.
  • Ephesians 1:5: HE PREDESTINED US to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will.
  • Ephesians 1:11 Also WE HAVE OBTAINED AN INHERITANCE, HAVING BEEN PREDESTINED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE who works all things after the counsel of His will.

The preceding scriptures clearly show that the Lord is very active in salvation. He did not simply provide the means of salvation, the cross, but He also ensured the application of the blood of Christ through predestination.

Please consider that it is God who:

    1. – draws people to Himself (John 6:44,65).
    2. – creates a clean heart (Psalm 51:10).
    3. – appoints people to believe (Acts 13:48).
    4. – works faith in the believer (John 6:28-29).
    5. – chooses who is to be holy and blameless (Eph. 1:4).
    6. – chooses us for salvation (2 Thess. 2:13-14).
    7. – grants the act of believing (Phil. 1:29).
    8. – grants repentance (2 Tim. 2:24-26).
    9. – calls according to His purpose (2 Tim. 1:9).
    10. – causes us to be born again (1 Pet. 1:3).
    11. – predestines us to salvation (Rom. 8:29-30).
    12. – predestines us to adoption (Eph. 1:5).
    13. – predestines us according to His purpose (Eph. 1:11).
    14. – makes us born again not by our will but by His will (John 1:12-13).

It is man who:

    1. – is deceitful and desperately sick (Jer. 17:9).
    2. – is full of evil (Mark 7:21-23).
    3. – loves darkness rather than light (John 3:19).
    4. – is unrighteous, does not understand, does not seek for God (Rom. 3:10-12).
    5. – is helpless and ungodly (Rom. 5:6).
    6. – is dead in his trespasses and sins (Eph. 2:1).
    7. – is by nature a child of wrath (Eph. 2:3).
    8. – cannot understand spiritual things (1 Cor. 2:14).
    9. – is a slave of sin (Rom. 6:16-20).

How can it be any other way than God’s loving predestination to make our salvation not only possible, but also a reality? Left to man, salvation is impossible: “When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, ‘Who then can be saved?’ Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible’” (Matthew 19:25-26). That is why it must be God who opens the heart: “And a certain woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a seller of purple fabrics, a worshiper of God, was listening; and the Lord opened her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul” (Acts 16:14).

This is what truly glorifies God, that in His infinite mercy He is gracious enough to save those who would always reject Him, always hate Him, and always malign Him. Praise Him and His love!

6) God’s Sovereign Election
God is sovereign. Sovereignty means that God is supreme in power and authority, that He answers to no one, and that He may do as He pleases for whatever reason He chooses. “Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things which have not been done, saying, ‘My purpose will be established, and I will accomplish all My good pleasure’” (Isaiah 46:10); “…to do whatever Thy hand and Thy purpose predestined to occur” (Acts 4:28); “…this Man [Jesus], delivered up by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross…” (Acts 2:23).

Out of a people of utter sinfulness and inability, God has chosen, by His sovereign grace, to elect some into salvation and not others. Remember, there is nothing in man that merits any favor, blessing, or mercy whatsoever. For there is no favoritism with God (Rom. 2:11). Each and every person is entirely worthy of wrath and incapable of saving himself. That is why God has chosen a people to Himself out of the good pleasure of His heart. Because without His choosing, none would ever come to Him. Therefore, predestination is a loving doctrine: “…In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ…” (Eph. 1:4,5).

He chooses some and ignores others not because of what the person has done, or what is foreknown that he would do, but simply because of God’s sovereign choice: “[God] who has saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity” (2 Tim. 1:9); and, “for though the twins had not done anything good or bad, in order that God’s purpose according to His choice might stand, not because of works, but because of Him who calls, it was said to her, ‘The older will serve the younger.’ Just as it is written, ‘Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated’” (Rom. 9:11-13; see also, Psalm 11:5).

Sovereignty is why God has mercy on whom He desires and hardens whom He desires: “For He says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.’ So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy…So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires” (Rom. 9:15,16,18). This is sovereignty! It is God who is in control.

Some He has elected to salvation, others He has not: “…for they stumble because they are disobedient to the word, and to this doom they were also appointed” (1 Pet. 2:8); And, “What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction? And He did so in order that He might make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory” (Rom. 9:22-23). It seems quite clear that God prepares some for mercy and not others. That is sovereignty.

7) CONCLUSION

With a better understanding of scripture, predestination is not the tyrannical doctrine that so many make it out to be. Predestination is really the manifestation of God’s mercy and love. It ensures the salvation of the ones He has called. It properly reveals the true nature of man to be utterly sinful, rebellious, and antagonistic to God. It puts God in total sovereign control, where He rightfully belongs. It removes man’s ability to take any credit at all for salvation, because even the act of believing could not be self-authored in a sinful free will. And, finally, it reveals the greatness of God’s mercy and love and causes the saved to rest in the knowledge that it was God who made their salvation sure, and not their own faulty, sinful wills.
8) Objections Answered

1) How does this doctrine of predestination fit in with a loving God?

But predestination is loving. Without the loving predestination of God (Eph. 1:4,5) no one would ever be saved. All would go to hell.

2) If God predestines us, and our sinful wills would never allow us to seek God, then wouldn’t God be violating the wills of those He calls?

No, because He doesn’t violate their wills when He regenerates them first. Since God calls (Rom. 8:28-30), He first regenerates the nature of the person called. Since the person is then regenerate, with a new nature (2 Cor. 5:17), he is then able to desire God. Therefore, God does not violate his will.

But some say that faith brings regeneration. Again I ask: How can an unregenerate person have faith in the true God? He cannot. It is regeneration that brings faith.
3) Does this mean that even if you wanted to be saved you couldn’t if you’re not predestined?

This question doesn’t reflect a proper understanding of the condition of man. The unsaved don’t want salvation or the true God, so they wouldn’t ever seek salvation. Also, anyone who truly desires salvation is only wanting it because the Lord is drawing him.
4) Doesn’t Romans 8:29 prove that God looked into the future and foreknew who would accept Him?: “For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren; and whom He predestined, these He also called.”

There are two reasons why these verses cannot be used to support that idea. First, if you read the verse, there is a key word that is often missed: “also.” The verse says that the ones foreknown are ALSO predestined. In other words, the same ones foreknown are the ones predestined. It does not say that He foreknew all and predestined some; otherwise it would say, “Of those He foreknew, some He predestined.” It says He ALSO predestined those whom He foreknew. The foreknown are the group He has predestined to be saved.

Second, God only “knows” believers. He does not “know” unbelievers. Matt. 7:22-23 says, “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I NEVER KNEW YOU; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.'”

John 10:27 says, “My sheep hear My voice, and I KNOW THEM, and they follow Me”;

John 13:18 says, “I do not speak of all of you, I KNOW THE ONES I HAVE CHOSEN…”

Gal. 4:9 says, “But now that you have come to know God, or rather TO BE KNOWN by Him…”

2 Tim. 2:19 says, “…The Lord KNOWS those who are His…”

These verses show a “knowing” that is related to salvation. Only Christians are “known.” Only the foreKNOWN are predestined. God foreknew; that is, He foreloved His chosen ones and predestined them into salvation. God knows believers, hence the word “foreknown.” Therefore, Rom. 8:29 doesn’t support the idea that God looked into the future to see who would pick Him.

In addition, God would not look into a person to see if he would pick Him, because if that were so, then God’s choice would depend upon Man’s choice and God would not be sovereign.
5) What about the verses that suggest you choose God?

“Whosoever will believe…He who receives… etc.” We see in Scripture both God’s and Man’s hands in salvation. God elects, predestines, draws, and saves. Man chooses, but only after God has saved him (see objection number 2). We experience and understand the act of choosing, but this is because we do so after we’re regenerate. If someone says that he freely chose to accept God and that predestination is untrue, then he is establishing doctrine by his experience. This is something that is to be avoided.

Acts 13:48 describes the “whosoever.” They are the ones who are appointed to believe: “…and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.” It is obvious from this verse that the ones who believe are the ones who are appointed by God to believe. Remember also Philippians 1:29: “For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.” God grants that the elect believe. That is why we are born again not of our wills but of the will of God (John 1:12-13).
6) But it isn’t fair to only choose some.

Fairness is that we all go to hell. ALL people deserve damnation (Eph. 2:3). God would be perfectly just to let all slide into the eternal abyss of damnation-and He would still be just as loving, because that is His nature. God doesn’t owe us anything. The question isn’t “Why would He only choose SOME?”; but rather, “Why did He choose ANY?”
7) What about verses like “I will draw all men to Myself” (John 12:32)?

The “all” are only the Christians. This may sound absurd at first. The Bible says that Jesus is the only way to the Father (John 14:6) and that there is no other name under heaven by which a man may be saved (Acts 4:12). Can the “all” here mean everyone? What about those who never heard the gospel, like the Aborigines 100 years before Christ? Does the gospel message apply to them? I ask this because how can anyone be saved apart from Jesus, especially when they haven’t had the opportunity to hear the gospel? It seems to me that the “all” of this verse must apply to the elect.

Incidentally, a discussion of Romans 5:18 sheds light on the biblical usage of “all” when it says, “…there resulted justification of life to all men” (NASB). The “all” there obviously cannot mean everyone, but only a select group, i.e., “the many” spoken of in the following verse.

In addition, other verses worth examining in this context are 1 Cor. 15:22 and 2 Cor. 5:14. It says in 1 Cor. 15:22, “For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.” Adam represented everyone in his death. Christ represented the elect in His death as is evidenced by the fact that the only ones who are made alive in Christ (Rom. 6:11; 8:10) are the Christians. The “all” can only be the elect.

2 Cor. 5:14 says, “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died.” The only ones who die in Christ (Rom. 6:8) are the Christians. The “all” can only be the elect.

If you are interested in a more thorough analysis of verses that say things like “God wants all men to be saved” then click on “All Men Saved.”
8) But I actually did choose to accept God.

That is right. You did. But only because God first regenerated you, freed your will from sin, and thereby allowed you to be able to choose Him. Regeneration precedes faith. The regenerated person is no longer the slave of sin (Rom. 6:6) and is therefore able to desire God. He then DOES choose God.

This act of regeneration is what God does. Remember, your believing is something God has given you: “For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake” (Phil. 1:29); Also, “Jesus answered and said to them, ‘This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent'” (John 6:29); And, “…and as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed” (Acts 13:48).

This is also why we are born again not by our own wills, but the will of God: “But as many as received Him…[these] were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” (John 1:12,13).

All Men Saved

http://www.calvinistcorner.com/all-men-saved.htm

Predestination is the doctrine that God alone is the One who chooses who is saved, that He ordains the means, the time, and the circumstances of salvation and that without His predestination, no one would ever be saved. In part this is because human nature is so completely corrupted by sin that no person is capable of choosing God unless God first regenerates that person. But any Bible student will soon discover there are verses which say God wants all men to be saved. For example, “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth,” (1 Tim. 2:3-4, NIV). The question, then, is if God predestines only some to salvation, why are there verses that say God wants all to be saved?

The answer is simple: The “all” are the Christians. Now, before you toss this paper aside, please try to be open-minded. I will prove that the “all” in at least three important verses that deal with salvation means the Christians. To do so, I would like to examine 2 Cor. 5:14, 1 Cor. 15:22, and then Rom. 5:18 where the word “all” is used in a way that can only mean the elect. Then I will examine other apparent universal passages.

Before I begin, and for clarity, I would like to introduce a couple of terms: Arminianism and Calvinism. Essentially, Arminianism states that man is able, by his own free will, to choose or reject God and that Jesus died for everyone who ever lived. Calvinism states that it is God alone who chooses who is saved, not man, and that Jesus died only for the Christians.

Also, I would like to introduce a principle that will become important later in this paper. It will help us in understanding God’s word. Let’s say we have two sets of scriptures that are related. For example, they deal with salvation and contain the word “all.” And let’s say that some of the scriptures can be interpreted in two ways, and the rest of the scriptures can only be interpreted one way. It follows then that those that can be interpreted two ways must be interpreted in harmony with those that have only one interpretation.

If the first group of salvation verses containing “all” have two interpretations and the second group of salvation verses containing “all” has only one possible interpretation…Then the first group must be interpreted in such a way as to agree with the second group; both must be interpreted as, say, “B.” This will prove helpful in looking at scriptures later, especially after we’ve examined the next three verses.

One last thing: you will find that though I seek to prove a single presupposition, I end up discussing several points. This is because of the intermingling of theological ideas that flow from the verses discussed. I simply ask that you bear with me.
Copyright by Matthew J. Slick, B.A., M. Div., 2012
I welcome your comments via E-mail at carmstuff@yahoo.com

THE TIME HAS COME TO ADMIT THE TRUTH. Part 2

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Stay Alert America; The Worst Is Yet to Come

November 15th, 2016 by

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By John W. Whitehead

“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”—Philosopher George Santayana

Stay alert, America.

This is not the time to drop our guards, even for a moment.

Nothing has changed since the election to alter the immediate and very real dangers of roadside strip searches, government surveillance, biometric databases, citizens being treated like terrorists, imprisonments for criticizing the government, national ID cards, SWAT team raids, censorship, forcible blood draws and DNA extractions, private prisons, weaponized drones, red light cameras, tasers, active shooter drills, police misconduct and government corruption.

Time alone will tell whether those who put their hopes in a political savior will find that trust rewarded or betrayed.

Personally, I’m not holding my breath.

I’ve been down this road before.

I’ve studied history.

I know what comes next.

It’s early days yet, but President-elect Trump—like his predecessors—has already begun to dial back many of the campaign promises that pledged to reform a broken system of government.

The candidate who railed against big government and vowed to “drain the swamp” of lobbyists and special interest donors has already given lobbyists, corporate donors and members of the governmental elite starring roles in his new administration.

America, you’ve been played.

This is what happens when you play politics with matters of life, death and liberty.

You lose every time.

Unfortunately, in this instance, we all lose because of the deluded hypocrisy of the Left and the Right, both of which sanctioned the expansion of the police state as long as it was their party at the helm.

For the past eight years, the Left—stridently outspoken and adversarial while George W. Bush was president—has been unusually quiet about things like torture, endless wars, drone strikes, executive orders, government overreach and fascism.

As Glenn Greenwald points out for The Washington Post:

Beginning in his first month in office and continuing through today, Obama not only continued many of the most extreme executive-power policies he once condemned, but in many cases strengthened and extended them. His administration detained terrorism suspects without due process, proposed new frameworks to keep them locked up without trial, targeted thousands of individuals (including a U.S. citizen) for execution by drone, invoked secrecy doctrines to shield torture and eavesdropping programs from judicial review, and covertly expanded the nation’s mass electronic surveillance…

Liberals vehemently denounced these abuses during the Bush presidency… But after Obama took office, many liberals often tolerated — and even praised — his aggressive assertions of executive authority. It is hard to overstate how complete the Democrats’ about-face on these questions was once their own leader controlled the levers of power… After just three years of the Obama presidency, liberals sanctioned a system that allowed the president to imprison people without any trial or an ounce of due process.

Suddenly, with Trump in the White House for the next four years, it’s all fair game again.

As The Federalist declares with a tongue-in-cheek approach, “Dissent, executive restraint, gridlock, you name it. Now that Donald Trump will be president, stuff that used to be treason is suddenly cool again.”

Yet as Greenwald makes clear, if Trump is about to inherit vast presidential powers, he has the Democrats to thank for them.

A military empire that polices the globe. Secret courts, secret wars and secret budgets. Unconstitutional mass surveillance. Unchecked presidential power. Indefinite detention. Executive signing statements.

These are just a small sampling of the abusive powers that have been used liberally by Obama and will be used again and again by future presidents.

After all, presidents are just puppets on a string, made to dance to the tune of the powers-that-be. And the powers-that-be want war. They want totalitarianism. They want a monied oligarchy to run the show. They want bureaucracy and sprawl and government leaders that march in lockstep with their dictates. Most of all, they want a gullible, distracted, easily led populace that can be manipulated, maneuvered and made to fear whatever phantom menace the government chooses to make the bogeyman of the month.

Unless Trump does another about-face, rest assured that the policies of a Trump Administration will be no different from an Obama Administration or a Bush Administration, at least not where it really counts.

For that matter, a Clinton Administration would have been no different.

In other words, Democrats by any other name would be Republicans, and vice versa.

This is the terrible power of the shadow government: to maintain the status quo, no matter which candidate gets elected.

War will continue. Surveillance will continue. Drone killings will continue. Police shootings will continue. Highway robbery meted out by government officials will continue. Corrupt government will continue. Profit-driven prisons will continue. Censorship and persecution of anyone who criticizes the government will continue. The militarization of the police will continue. The government’s efforts to label dissidents as extremists and terrorists will continue.

In such a climate, the police state will thrive.

The more things change, the more they will stay the same.

We’ve been stuck in this political Groundhog’s Day for so long that minor deviations appear to be major developments while obscuring the fact that we’re stuck on repeat, unable to see the forest for the trees.

This is what is referred to as creeping normality, or a death by a thousand cuts.

It’s a concept invoked by Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist Jared Diamond to describe how major changes, if implemented slowly in small stages over time, can be accepted as normal without the shock and resistance that might greet a sudden upheaval.

Diamond’s concerns are environmental in nature, but they are no less relevant to our understanding of how a once-free nation could willingly bind itself with the chains of dictatorship.

Writing about Easter Island’s now-vanished civilization and the societal decline and environmental degradation that contributed to it, Diamond explains, “In just a few centuries, the people of Easter Island wiped out their forest, drove their plants and animals to extinction, and saw their complex society spiral into chaos and cannibalism… Why didn’t they look around, realize what they were doing, and stop before it was too late? What were they thinking when they cut down the last palm tree?”

His answer: “I suspect that the disaster happened not with a bang but with a whimper.”

Much like America’s own colonists, Easter Island’s early colonists discovered a new world—“a pristine paradise”—teeming with life. Almost 2000 years after its first settlers arrived, Easter Island was reduced to a barren graveyard by a populace so focused on their immediate needs that they failed to preserve paradise for future generations.

To quote Joni Mitchell, they paved over paradise to put up a parking lot.

In Easter Island’s case, as Diamond speculates:

The forest…vanished slowly, over decades. Perhaps war interrupted the moving teams; perhaps by the time the carvers had finished their work, the last rope snapped. In the meantime, any islander who tried to warn about the dangers of progressive deforestation would have been overridden by vested interests of carvers, bureaucrats, and chiefs, whose jobs depended on continued deforestation… The changes in forest cover from year to year would have been hard to detect… Only older people, recollecting their childhoods decades earlier, could have recognized a difference.

Sound painfully familiar yet?

Substitute Easter Island’s trees for America’s republic and the trees being decimated for our freedoms, and the arrow hits the mark.

Diamond observes, “Gradually trees became fewer, smaller, and less important. By the time the last fruit-bearing adult palm tree was cut, palms had long since ceased to be of economic significance. That left only smaller and smaller palm saplings to clear each year, along with other bushes and treelets. No one would have noticed the felling of the last small palm.”

We’ve already torn down the rich forest of liberties established by our founders. They don’t teach freedom in the schools. Few Americans know their history. And even fewer seem to care that their fellow Americans are being jailed, muzzled, shot, tasered, and treated as if they have no rights at all. They don’t care, that is, until it happens to them—at which point it’s almost too late.

This is how the police state wins. This is how tyranny rises. This is how freedom falls.

A thousand cuts, each one justified or ignored or shrugged over as inconsequential enough by itself to bother. But they add up.

As I make clear in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, each cut, each attempt to undermine our freedoms, each loss of some critical right—to think freely, to assemble, to speak without fear of being shamed or censored, to raise our children as we see fit, to worship or not worship as our conscience dictates, to eat what we want and love who we want, to live as we want—they add up to an immeasurable failure on the part of each and every one of us to stop the descent down that slippery slope.

It’s taken us 200 short years to destroy the freedoms our founders worked so hard to secure, and it’s happened with barely a whimper of protest from “we the people.”

So when I read about demonstrations breaking out in cities across the country and thousands taking to the streets to protest the threat of fascism from a Trump presidency, I have to wonder where were the concerns when access to Obama came easily to any special interest groups and donors willing and able to pay the admissions price?

When I see celebrities threatening to leave the country in droves, I have to ask myself, where was the outcry when the government’s efforts to transform local police into extensions of the military went into overdrive under the Obama administration?

When my newsfeed is overflowing with people wishing they could keep the Obamas in office because they are so cool, I shake my head in disgust over this “cool” president’s use of targeted drone strikes to assassinate American citizens without any due process.

When legal think tanks are threatening lawsuits over the possibility of Trump muzzling free expression, I can’t help but wonder where the outrage was over the Obama administration’s demonizing and criminalization of those who criticized the government.

And when commentators who previously dismissed as fear-mongering and hateful any comparison of the government’s tactics to Nazi Germany are suddenly comparing Trump to Hitler, I have to wonder if perhaps we’ve been living in different countries all along, because none of this is new.

Indeed, if we’re repeating history, the worst is yet to come.

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Hillary Files for Divorce Rogue Couple to Split Stolen Assets

November 14th, 2016 by

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The Clinton’s have filed for divorce as if they were ever married anyway. I guess Bill will have to go back to Monica.

Reportedly, the couple already had a separation agreement in places which controls the distribution of marital assets.

No doubt, that Hillary holds Bill partly responsible for his groping and philandering ways that became a major issue in the debates. not surprisingly, the Clinton’s are silent on this development.

This action terminates the Clinton’s 40+ year marriage. They were originally married in 1975.

Why they ever stayed together was a complete mystery. Everyone knows that they have not lived under the same roof for most of their 40 years together in one of the ultimate marriage of conveniences in history.

I am left wondering if the couple will evenly split the $2 billion their foundation stole from Haitian relief funds.

The modern day Bonnie and Clyde have finally gone their own separate ways.

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 OLDDOGS COMMENTS!

WHO WOULD HAVE THUNK IT?

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THE BITCH BURNED UP

November 10th, 2016 by

In Western North Carolina we are presently having a four hundred acre forest fire and at sun-up this morning it was reported that the TRUMP EAGLE was spotted flying over it with Hillary’s ass in his claws. After circling for a half hour while she was screaming epithets at the voters, he finally let her fall into the roaring fire.

GOOD BYE BITCH!

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OLDDOG REPORTING!

The scumbags protesting in New York need to have a flying tanker full of hog shit dumped on them!

On the dark side I expect Trump to be murdered to instigate a civil war. The Banking Cartel will have an orgasm, and America will become a wasteland.

They will never give Trump a chance to unite American’s again.

 

These Are The Celebrities Who Vowed To Leave America If Trump Wins

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-09/these-are-celebrities-who-vowed-leave-america-if-trump-wins

by Tyler Durden

Used to dramatic theatrics even if many of them sounded dead serious, dozens of celebs vowed over the last few months to depart the US if Donald Trump won the White House, saying they’d buy a one way ticket to everywhere from Canada to Jupiter. And perhaps some of them planned on carrying through on their threat: overnight Canada’s immigration website crashed from heavy traffic after it became clear that Trump would win.

The question, however, now is how many of these provocateurs will be true to their word, especially in a world in which long-held conventions just got slammed overnight: how many of these so-called starts will make good on their promise?

So, for the sake of convenience, here is a list of celebrities who claimed they would move out of the U.S. under a Trump administration, courtesy of the Hill, should anyone decide to hold them accountable.

Actors

Bryan Cranston said he hopes he doesn’t have to pack his bags, but would “definitely move” if Trump won. “Absolutely, I would definitely move,” the “Breaking Bad” star said on “The Bestseller Experiment” podcast. “It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t.”

Samuel L. Jackson slammed Trump for running a “hate”-filled campaign and said he would move to South Africa if he wins. “If that motherf—er becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa,” the movie star quipped to Jimmy Kimmel.

Lena Dunham told Andy Cohen at the Matrix Awards that “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver.” The star and creator of HBO’s “Girls” has been a vocal advocate for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee.

Neve Campbell, an actress on the political drama “House of Cards,” vowed to move back home to Canada, while “Orange is the New Black” actress Natasha Lyonne said she would hightail it to a mental hospital.

Singers

Cher tweeted this summer that if Trump gets elected, “I’m moving to Jupiter.” 

Miley Cyrus wrote in an emotional Instagram post in March that tears were running down her cheek and she was unbelievably scared and sad. “I am moving if he is president,” the young pop star said. “I don’t say things I don’t mean!”

Barbara Streisand, a vocal Clinton supporter, told “60 Minutes” that “I’m either coming to your country if you’ll let me in, or Canada.”

Ne-Yo told TMZ last month that he’d move to Canada and be neighbors with fellow R&B singer Drake if the country elected Trump.

Comedians

Comedian Amy Schumer said in September that Spain would be her destination of choice.

“My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish,” Schumer said in an appearance on the BBC’s “Newsnight.” “Because I will move to Spain or somewhere. It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s just too crazy.”

Chelsea Handler said she already made contingency plans months ago.

“I did buy a house in another country just in case,” the comedian and talk show host said during an appearance on “Live with Kelly and Michael” in May. “So all these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t — I actually will leave that country.”

Former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart said he would consider “getting in a rocket and going to another planet, because clearly this planet’s gone bonkers” if the real estate mogul wins.

Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of the “The View”, said on an episode of the talk show earlier this year that if the country elects Trump, “maybe it’s time for me to move, you know. I can afford to go.”

Keegan-Michael Key said he would flee north to Canada. “It’s like, 10 minutes from Detroit,” the comedian told TMZ in January. “That’s where I’m from; my mom lives there. It’d make her happy too.”

Hispanic comedian George Lopez said Trump “won’t have to worry about immigration” if he takes the White House because “we’ll all go back.”

Political Figures

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joked in an interview with The New York Times in July that it’d be time to move to New Zealand if Trump were to win.

“Now it’s time for us to move to New Zealand,” she said quoting her husband who died in 2010. “I can’t imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be — I don’t even want to contemplate that.”

Ginsburg later apologized for her comments, calling them “ill-advised.”

Civil rights activist Al Sharpton told a reporter earlier this year that he’s “reserving my ticket out of here if [Trump] wins.”

 

OLDDOG SAY’S,

DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU IN THE ASS.

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AMERICA! THE DUMBEST COUNTRY ON EARTH! HERE’S WHY.

November 4th, 2016 by

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By Olddog

The very beginning of our country was a commercial venture, and no one understood the consequences.

We allowed the King of England to dictate our government structure, and establish a false government corporation.

Corporations only exist to make a profit for the stock holders, not support individual freedom of choice.

We allowed the false government to control every facet of our lives, and our children’s education.

We allowed it to create Commercial law instead of common law, which means we have no standing in their courts.

Every lawyer must be a member of the Bar Association, and works for the government, not their clients.

We allowed it to commercialize our birth certificates and borrow money on them, making us slaves for life.

The corporate government is the most prolific liar in history and taught us to revere it as they murdered, maimed, incarcerated, and robbed us of our freedom and honest currency.

The corporate Government has brain washed us into being murderers of innocent people of other Nations to make the banking cartel richer.

We now accept every denigrating responsibility they dream up as though it is the word of God, and must be obeyed.

The list of atrocities against us is too long for any single person to memorize.

The corporate Government owns us and all of what we thought were our assets. Don’t pay their illegal IRS and see proof of that, because they can confiscate everything you have worked for. AND WE DON’T REBEL?

They ship our children off to wars for profit and we’re proud of that?    

Their sister corporations collude with one another and charge us outlandish prices for the necessities of life!

Other sister corporations poison our foods, medicines, and our land.

The media corporations are really subversive whores of information, and worshiped by the uninformed masses.

In short, we labor and revere a bunch of whores and killers, all for the glory of the corporate Government, who in turn is owned by the International Investment Banking Cartel.

Some of them are so stupid they are completely unaware of who their masters really are. They actually believe they are working for the people. Stupid is as stupid does!

It is hilarious how insulted some are when you tell them the truth, but you don’t do that because you are instinctively afraid of them.

We now believe every lie out of their putrid mouth’s as the gospel of truth, and praise them for their leadership to hell.

We ostracize our neighbors for not supporting and revering them, forgetting all the lies they have screwed us with.

They have not only stolen our assets and freedom of choice, they have divided us into a Nation of misfits, cowards, and a multicultural list of degenerate self-centered, ignorant reprobates.

No more proof of these words are needed than the people’s continued support of this coming cluster-fuck they call an election.

We are supposed to be a republic of independent Nation States who have assigned specific obligations to a central organization called, (The united States) not the United States Of America Inc.

We are supposed to be governed with permission of the States by the united States Congress assembled and the President is nothing but an administrator. But everyone wants a hero in that office to be their God!

Reprobates!

 AMERICANS! Your ancestors were given the opportunity to be leaders of all that is good, worthy, profitable and enjoy the fruits of their labor, but the reprobates among them beguiled future generations until not a single piece of fruit will ripen. The Banking Cartel poisoned the trees.

Now go watch your ball game or some stupid reality show, and watch your children “yes Massa” their way to hell.

 Olddog

 http://anationbeguiled.com/?page_id=2

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COMPLAINING OF SYMPTOMS, IGNORING THE CAUSE

October 27th, 2016 by

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By Michael Gaddy

Arguably, the greatest form of mental illness in this country is cognitive disconnect. People get totally lost when it comes to being able to rationally address cause and effect. Of course, mental acuity, when saturated with liberal doses of emotionalism and group think becomes feeble to non-existent. The symptom I wish to address specifically is one that has been on the political table for decades: immigration. The causes, which are all too often ignored, are directly related to unconstitutional acts by our government. Many times these unconstitutional acts are wildly supported by a constitutionally ignorant population.

First, let us take a look at the out of control illegal immigration into our country from our neighbor to the South, Mexico. Almost all of this illegal activity can be attributed to our unconstitutional drug laws and the vaunted “war on drugs’ that has emaciated our Bill of Rights to a disease ridden skeleton of what was intended by those we call Anti-federalists in our founding history.

If there was ever a litmus test for those who claim to be “constitutionalists,” it would be their stance on drug laws. As stated in previous rants, as a country we believed an amendment to our Constitution was required to prohibit sale, possession, and consumption of alcohol; thus passage of the 18th Amendment. After 13 years of rampant crime and the establishment of very organized criminal elements who were buying cops, judges, and assorted politicians, the 18th was repealed by the 21st. The people of this country recognized the futility of any attempt to legislate morals but witnessed the accompanying loss of individual rights and the rise of the police state with more and more powers specifically designed to increase powers of the government at the cost of personal freedoms. We completely ignored all the lessons learned from this debacle in the prosecution of the “war on drugs.”

I believe it would be safe to say that people who simply illegally walk across our Southern border do so for one of three reasons. First, many are seeking to escape the Narco-state government of Mexico, a government that is predominantly bought and paid for by drug cartels, much as our government was bought and paid for by the organized crime during prohibition and its attendant violence. Violence directly related to the drug cartels in Mexico is pandemic. How could anyone not understand the basic human desire to escape such violence?

Secondly, many of those who illegally enter our country do so to profit from the drug trade. They bring the violence of Mexico to the streets of our country. If you doubt this for a second just tune into the news of any metropolitan area and watch and listen to the crimes perpetrated on good citizens and check the ethnicity of those who are charged with those crimes. I can remember at one time when our family lived in Tucson Arizona, the “10 most wanted” fugitives from justice were all illegal aliens. I would assume it is not much different in most towns and cities today.  Of course, political correctness demands such things as citizenship status not be mentioned in the reporting of these multitudes of crimes against legal citizens and their property.

Third, there are those who simply come to this country to feast and live on another unconstitutional act by our government; to wit, social welfare programs. As was stated by Libertarian writer Hans Herman Hoppe, when one lives in a country that has welfare programs, immigration rapidly becomes an invasion. There is a provision in our Constitution that requires our government protect each and every state from invasion (Article IV, section IV) but it has been ignored in favor of unconstitutional acts such as welfare and the so-called war on drugs.

Now, the internet and social media are alive with the discussion of immigrants fleeing to countries in Europe with our country now announcing plans to accept a few hundred thousand of these folks as well. But, there is very little discussion of why those folks are leaving their home country by the millions. Think about it: how hard would it be for you to just pull up stakes and start walking to another country? How bad would things have to be for you to undertake such an action? Could it be the illegal, unconstitutional, immoral wars you have been supporting for the past 14 plus years in the Middle East might be the root cause of this massive immigration? It is inherent in the human mind to flee from violence and migrate toward freedom. A close examination of why our ancestors migrated to this country might hold some answers. What is that inscription again on the Statue of Liberty by Emma Lazarus?

“Give me your tired, your poor, 
Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest lost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”

Are we not even more responsible for those people considering our unconstitutional military intervention and the asinine belief in American exceptionalism which created the “tired, poor, huddled masses, yearning to breathe free?” For those of you who cannot seem to grasp the true meaning of American exceptionalism, it is when the acts of others, countries or politicians, are considered criminal, but if America does the same thing it is both correct and laudable.

The very real result of our support for unconstitutional acts such as welfare programs, drug wars and immoral military actions are the migration of vast numbers of people who do not simply seek to “breathe free” but seek to inflict retribution on the people they see as the ones who caused them to flee their home countries. Has anyone else noticed the large numbers of young military-aged men who are among those fleeing wars in the Middle East? One must ask themselves: are any of those young men relatives or friends of those who have died at the hands of those we support militarily in the Middle East or perhaps our own soldiers? Could there be relatives or friends of those who have perished during drone attacks such as those at a wedding in Pakistan or the hospital in Afghanistan? Does the story of the Trojan Horse or a study of 3rd or 4th Generation Warfare have validity here?

There are pertinent idioms pertaining to this issue: “You reap what you sow,” “Actions have consequences,” and “It is time to pay the fiddler.”

We have supported and defended unconstitutional acts because it gave us some emotional feeling of compassion, righting wrongs, leveling the playing field or that age-old prescription for destruction, “working for the greater good.” Unfortunately, ignoring the basic principles of our country for such an extended period of time has brought the “chickens home to roost.”

We will soon be awash in the results of ignoring our Constitution and Bill of Rights. All of these immigrants will bring on crime and violence of an unparalleled level which will require even more welfare and more police state activities with a subsequent total loss of individual liberty. Imagine if you will, Chicago on a summer holiday weekend played out in every community in this country.

We have traded away our rights as granted by our Creator for a few decades of feel-good emotionalism. The resultant “feelings” from our unconstitutional acts will require a very high price in the not too distant future. There will be much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth and little consolation can be found in the fact we supported it all through blind passion, emotionalism, ignorance, and worship of the American state.

IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY

Mike

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THE RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE FREEDOM WATCH

October 24th, 2016 by

IN THE COURTS

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Judge: Huge Southern Calif. Wiretap Program Was Legal

Police Taser Death Spurs $400M Lawsuit

NAACP Sues El Cajon for Arrests at Vigil

Class Action Lawsuit Challenges New York City’s Unconstitutional No-Fault Eviction Program

Minnesota Supreme Court: BB Gun Is No ‘Firearm’ 

JUSTICE SYSTEM

 

Red Light Cameras Figure Gets Prison for Bribery Scandal

Minnesota’s Refusal to Consent to a DUI Blood or Urine Test Is Unconstitutional Under Birchfield

Mississippi Woman Jailed 96 Days Without Seeing a Judge or Lawyer

AMERICAN POLICE STATE

Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted Report Released: 41 Officers Feloniously Killed in 2015 

Radio Silence: Should Police Scanner Transmissions Be Encrypted?

Forty Police in Riot Gear Order Five Unarmed Praying Water Protectors to Stop Praying and Leave or Get Arrested

Feds Walk Into a Building, Demand Everyone’s Fingerprints to Open Phones

Colorado Brothers Forced out of Car at Gunpoint File Lawsuit

Police Like Me Are Taught to Fear Americans Instead of Protect Them. And People Will Die Because of It.

The End State: 5 Triggering Events That Would Place the U.S. Under Martial Law

How Chicago Police Convinced Courts to Let Them Track Cellphones Without a Warrant

DOJ Gets Warrant to Force People to Use Fingerprints to Unlock Their Phones

NYPD Officer Fatally Shoots Attacking Woman

On Patrol With America’s Top Bioterror Cop

Maryland Police Officer Suspended for Displaying ‘Oath Keepers’ Hat in Cruiser

Cop Kicks Teen Girl to the Ground, Arrests Her for Having a Lollipop

AMERICA AT WAR

The U.S. Military’s War Over Russia

Research Shows US Tendency to Hide War Against Democracies, Secretly Detain Their Citizens

‘Anti-Russia’ Escalation? Plans for New US Marine Base in Norway

NATIONAL SECURITY

The Government Has Been Using the Border as a Dragnet to Pressure People Into Becoming Informants

How U.S. Torture Left a Legacy of Damaged Minds

DHS Tells Pennsylvania to Meet REAL ID Requirements; Other States Told the Same

DHS Uses Firefighters to Enter Homes and Give Everyone ‘Fire Risk Assessments’

U.S. Police Cellphone Surveillance by ‘Stingray,’ Mapped

The US Needs One Cyber Defense Agency—Not Three, a Top NSA Official Says

NSA Contractor to Face Espionage Charges for ‘Breathtaking’ Theft of Secrets

NSA Can Access More Phone Data Than Ever

SURVEILLANCE & PRIVACY

Appeals Court Affirms NSA Surveillance Can Be Used to Investigate Domestic Criminal Suspects

Asset Forfeiture Money Is Funding the Surveillance State

Unregulated Police Face Recognition in America

Geofeedia, a CIA-Backed Surveillance Tool, Marketed to Public Schools

What IARPA Knows About Your Canceled Dinner Reservation

Mission Possible: A Spy Agency Builds a Tech Scout Network

Memo to the DOJ: Facial Recognition’s Threat to Privacy Is Worse Than Anyone Thought

Do Not Snap Badge Is Designed to Protect People’s Privacy in Unwelcome Photos

Facial Recognition Technology Is Taking Over US, Says Privacy Group

TECHNOLOGY

Oh God, Here Comes the Artificially Intelligent Boss Bot – Look Busy!

Disruptive Technologies Push Bioterrorism to a Whole New Level

EDUCATION

Attorney: Student’s Leg to Be Amputated After Teacher Slammed Him to Floor

The United States’ War on Youth: From Schools to Debtors’ Prisons

UMass Creates Cultural Appropriation ‘Threat Meter’ for Halloween

ECONOMY

Will a US Digital Currency Make the Fed Even More Dangerous? 

DRONES

US, UK in Giant Drone Wargame off Scotland

Taser Explores Concept of Drone Armed With Stun Gun for Police Use

Got a Drone Problem? Call the Drone Busters

SOCIAL MEDIA

Cops Monitoring Social Media Is Much More Than Just Collecting Tweets

RESISTANCE

Civil Liberties Groups Ask for ‘Moratoriums’ on Face Recognition Tech

Proposed Miami Beach Ordinance Would Take First Step Toward Limiting Surveillance State

Polling Places in Police Stations? Why Civil Rights Groups Are Still Fighting for Voting Rights

FURTHER READING

A Truly Free Press Will Always Be an Inconvenience to the Government 

Why You Shouldn’t Use Transgender Pronouns

Your Conscience Doesn’t Matter: This Federal Court’s Latest Abortion Ruling Is a Free Speech Nightmare

Exposed: State Department H.Q. Houses Secretive Shadow Government’s “7th Floor Group”

A Brief History of Fascism in the United States

How to Track Your Kids Without Freaking Them Out

More Evidence That We Aren’t in the Midst of a National Crime Wave

 

October 18, 2016
American Psycho: Sex, Lies and Politics Add Up to a Terrifying Election Season

When it comes to sexual predators, there should be no political bright line test to determine who gets a free pass and who goes to jail based on which candidate is better suited for office.

October 18, 2016
American Psycho: Sex, Lies and Politics Add Up to a Terrifying Election Season [SHORT]

When it comes to sexual predators, there should be no political bright line test to determine who gets a free pass and who goes to jail based on which candidate is better suited for office. (EDITED VERSION)

October 12, 2016
The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen

Presidents don’t give up power. Executive orders don’t expire at the end of each presidential term. And every successive occupant of the Oval Office since George Washington, who issued the first executive order, has expanded the reach and power of the presidency.

October 12, 2016
The Imperial President’s Toolbox of Terror: A Dictatorship Waiting to Happen [SHORT]

Presidents don’t give up power. Executive orders don’t expire at the end of each presidential term. And every successive occupant of the Oval Office since George Washington, who issued the first executive order, has expanded the reach and power of the presidency. (EDITED VERSION)

October 03, 2016
All the Ways You Can Comply and Still Die During An Encounter with Police

It doesn’t matter where you live—big city or small town—it’s the same scenario being played out over and over again in which Americans are being brainwashed into believing that anyone who wears a government uniform—soldier, police officer, prison guard—must be obeyed without question, while government agents, hyped up on their own authority and the power of their uniform, ride roughshod over the rights of the citizenry. The problem, of course, is what to do when compliance is not enough.

October 03, 2016
All the Ways You Can Comply and Still Die During An Encounter with Police [SHORT]

It doesn’t matter where you live—big city or small town—it’s the same scenario being played out over and over again in which Americans are being brainwashed into believing that anyone who wears a government uniform—soldier, police officer, prison guard—must be obeyed without question, while government agents, hyped up on their own authority and the power of their uniform, ride roughshod over the rights of the citizenry. The problem, of course, is what to do when compliance is not enough. (EDITED VERSION)

September 26, 2016
A Few Uncomfortable Truths You Won’t Hear from the 2016 Presidential Candidates

The final countdown has begun to the 2016 presidential election, and you can expect to be treated to an earful of carefully crafted sound bites and political spin.

September 26, 2016
A Few Uncomfortable Truths You Won’t Hear from the 2016 Presidential Candidates [SHORT]

In the interest of liberty and truth, here are a few uncomfortable truths about life in the American police state that we will not be hearing from either of the two leading presidential candidates.

September 20, 2016
Wards of the Nanny State: Protecting America’s Children from Police State Goons, Bureaucratic Idiots and Mercenary Creeps

This criminalization of parenthood has run the gamut in recent years from parents being arrested for attempting to walk their kids home from school to parents being fined and threatened with jail time for their kids’ bad behavior or tardiness at school.

September 13, 2016
Your Money or Your Life: What’s Behind the Latest Government Scam to Rob You Blind?

The government’s schemes to swindle, cheat, scam, and generally defraud Americans have run the gamut from wasteful pork barrel legislation, cronyism and graft to asset forfeiture schemes, the modern-day equivalent of highway robbery, astronomical health care “reform,” and costly stimulus packages. Now the government and its corporate partners in crime have come up with a new scheme to not only scam taxpayers out of what’s left of their paychecks but also make us foot the bill, and it’s coming at us in the form of a war on cash.

September 06, 2016
The Tyranny of 9/11: The Building Blocks of the American Police State from A-Z

We’ve walked a strange and harrowing road since September 11, 2001, littered with the debris of our once-vaunted liberties. Over the past 15 years, we have gone from a nation that took great pride in being a model of a representative democracy to being a model of how to persuade the citizenry to march in lockstep with a police state.

August 29, 2016
The Election Has Been Hacked: The Dismal Reality of Having No Real Electoral Choices

The FBI is worried: foreign hackers have broken into two state election databases. The Department of Homeland Security is worried: the nation’s voting system needs greater protection against cyberattacks. I, on the other hand, am not overly worried: after all, the voting booths have already been hacked by a political elite comprised of Republicans and Democrats who are determined to retain power at all costs.

August 22, 2016
Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall

The nation’s young people have been given front-row seats for an unfolding police drama that is rated R for profanity, violence and adult content. The lesson being taught to our youngest—and most impressionable—citizens is this: in the American police state, you’re either a prisoner (shackled, controlled, monitored, ordered about, limited in what you can do and say, your life not your own) or a prison bureaucrat (politician, police officer, judge, jailer, spy, profiteer, etc.). Unfortunately, now that school is back in session, life is that much worse for the children of the American police state.

August 15, 2016
The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms: A Government of Scoundrels, Spies, Thieves, Ruffians, Rapists and Killers

More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organized crime, the U.S. government has become a greater menace to the life, liberty and property of its citizens than any of the so-called dangers from which the government claims to protect us. This is how tyranny rises and freedom falls.

August 09, 2016
Killer Instincts: When Police Become Judge, Jury and Executioner

It’s easy to get outraged when police wrongfully shoot children, old people and unarmed citizens watering their lawns or tending to autistic patients. It’s harder to rouse the public’s ire when the people getting shot and killed by police are suspected of criminal activities or armed with guns and knives. Yet both scenarios should be equally reprehensible to anyone who values human life, due process and the rule of law.

August 01, 2016
If Voting Made Any Difference, They Wouldn’t Let Us Do It

Whether you vote or don’t vote doesn’t really matter. What matters is what else you’re doing to push back against government incompetence, abuse, corruption, graft, fraud and cronyism. Don’t be fooled into thinking that the only road to reform is through the ballot box.

August 01, 2016
If Voting Made Any Difference, They Wouldn’t Let Us Do It [SHORT]

Whether you vote or don’t vote doesn’t really matter. What matters is what else you’re doing to push back against government incompetence, abuse, corruption, graft, fraud and cronyism. Don’t be fooled into thinking that the only road to reform is through the ballot box. (EDITED VERSION)

July 26, 2016
Stop Drinking the Kool-Aid, America: Political Fiction in an Age of Televised Lies

Politics is entertainment. It is a heavily scripted, tightly choreographed, star-studded, ratings-driven, mass-marketed, costly exercise in how to sell a product—in this case, a presidential candidate—to dazzled consumers who will choose image over substance almost every time.

THE RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE PROFILE

The Institute for First Amendment Studies receives many calls concerning a number of Religious Right organizations. Near the top of the list is the Rutherford Institute, a Virginia-based Christian legal organization that promotes the Christian Right agenda through the courts. The following report offers some pertinent and basic information about this influential organization.

Samuel Rutherford, a 17th-century Scottish minister, is best known for his defiance of the King. Rutherford proclaimed that, as kings were not divine, kings’ laws were not above God’s laws. He urged his followers to disobey any royal decrees that failed to follow God’s laws.

In 1982, attorney John W. Whitehead, writer/filmmaker Franky Schaeffer, and other “concerned Christians” formed a new organization to act as “the legal arm of Christian civil liberties in this country.” They named it the Rutherford Institute after Samuel Rutherford.

Schaeffer contended that “modern-day courts issue laws which are contrary to God’s law.” And Whitehead believes, according to an article by Martin Mawyer published in the May 1983 issue of the Moral Majority Report, “that courts must place themselves under the authority of God’s law.”

Mawyer’s article explains, “The Institute states that ‘all of civil affairs and government, including law, should be based upon principles found in the Bible.'” That statement is a simplified definition of Christian Reconstruction, an important movement within evangelical Christianity.

From the beginning, the Rutherford Institute has taken a militant position. “We need to be very aggressive, not passive,” Whitehead said in a 1983 interview. “Take the initiative. Sue rather than waiting to be sued. That’s where we’ve been weak. We’ve always been on the defensive. We need to frame the issue and pick the court. The institute, if necessary, will charge that government is violating religious freedoms rather than the church waiting for the government to charge it with violating the law.

Franky Schaeffer, son of the late theologian Francis Schaeffer, wrote Bad News for Modern Man: An Agenda for Christian Activism, a guide for radical Christians. As a writer and filmmaker, Franky Schaeffer (he now prefers Frank) played an important role in the development of the Religious Right.

A vocal opponent of abortion, he wrote: “Every church should be involved in the prolife movement. Abortion clinics must be picketed nonstop. Doctors who wish to murder the innocent must be harassed and driven from our communities.” In 1990, in a move toward religious purity, Schaeffer joined the Greek Orthodox Church. Today, his role as a Christian Right activist has diminished.

On the other hand, John Whitehead’s 1982 book, The Second American Revolution, which sold well over 100,000 copies, helped establish the Rutherford Institute as a leading far-right organization.

The Second American Revolution contains numerous references to a former Presbyterian minister named Rousas John (R.J.) Rushdoony. A prolific writer, Rushdoony is known as “the father of Christian Reconstruction.” He heads an organization called Chalcedon.

According to Rushdoony’s brochure, “The Ministry of Chalcedon,” “Chalcedon was instrumental in establishing the Rutherford Institute, the purpose of which is to aid lawyers in the defense of religious liberties.” In fact, Rushdoony served as a board member of the Rutherford Institute, and is listed as a speaker at Rutherford conferences.

In a discussion on Christian Reconstructionism, Dr. Jay Grimstead, president of the Coalition on Revival (COR) said, “We believe that God has given the Bible as a rule book for all society, Christian and non-Christian alike. I concur with most of the Reconstructionist matters; and I am trying to help rebuild society on the Word of God, and loosely, that would be a Reconstructionist orientation in anybody’s book.”

In the views of Christian Reconstructionists, every aspect of society, including law, medicine, education, the media, and the arts and entertainment, should be based upon the Reconstructionists’ interpretation of the Bible. Strict interpretation includes swift justice for sinners, including the death penalty for abortionists, “unrepentant” homosexuals, and, according to Rushdoony, even “incorrigible sons.”

Alexis I. Crow, an attorney with the Rutherford Institute, told us “John Whitehead is not a Reconstructionist and he never has been.” While Whitehead may not be a Reconstructionist, he is apparently Reconstructionist-influenced, or Reconstructionist-oriented. Besides his affiliation with Rushdoony and references to Rushdoony’s writings in The Second American Revolution, in the same book Whitehead declares his own Reconstructionist-like beliefs.

Like Reconstructionists, Whitehead sees the mission of the Christian church as one of domination. “The church,” Whitehead writes, “has a mandate from the Creator to be a dominant influence on the whole culture.”

Currently, the Republican Party is fighting for its soul; it is trying to ward off domination by religious extremists. Back in 1982 Whitehead addressed this very issue. “Getting involved in local politics will eventually mean Christians running for office. This will include attending and eventually TAKING CONTROL [emphasis added] of party conventions where grass-roots decisions are made.”

Christian Reconstructionists want to take control of America’s legal and educational system. Whitehead concurs. “The challenge of the Christian attorney,” he writes, “is to be a vocal, dynamic spokesman for the true legal profession — the one with Christ at its center — and to stop at nothing less than reclaiming the whole system.”

On education, Whitehead says, “[T]he public education system, which includes the entire educational structure up through the university level, must be reinstilled with Christian theism.” He adds, “If there is little hope of revamping public education — and this is more than a probability — then Christians must remove their financial support from the system.”

Rushdoony’s influence is apparent in Whitehead’s book. When asked if there has been a parting of the ways between Whitehead and Rushdoony, Crow failed to respond.

There is some confusion about the history of John Whitehead’s relationship with COR. A 1986 brochure on COR’s “Continental Congress on the Christian World View III,” a Fourth of July weekend conference held in Washington, lists Whitehead as a speaker and Steering Committee member. The topic of his talk at the conference was called “Priorities for the Eighties.” His photo is included in the brochure.

Nevertheless, Alexis Crow of Rutherford claims that Whitehead is not, nor ever has been a member of COR, or of COR’s Steering Committee. To clear up the matter we called Jay Grimstead, COR’s president. “As far as I know,” he said, “John was a member in the early years; maybe for a couple of years. At one time, several dispensationalists withdrew. About that time, John’s office called and asked that he be taken off.” Grimstead added, “I thought he was on then [1986], when we made the brochure.”

“The Rutherford Institute is an organization that defends the rights of ALL religious persons,” according to Crow, “regardless of denomination or creed and, as such, has defended, among others, Christians, Jews, atheists, Santerians, Native Americans, and Hare Krishna.”

Her statement is a bewildering one. Many people, such as Unitarian Universalists and people of other liberal religions, feel that there are circumstances where it is their religious duty to have an abortion. How many times has the Rutherford Institute defended religious people who opt for their legal right to have an abortion?

Other religious people, such as many members of the Metropolitan Community Church, are gay Christians. They believe God has made them homosexual, and accept that as a gift from God, just as others celebrate their heterosexuality. How many times has the Rutherford Institute defended the rights of gays and lesbians?

Does the Rutherford Institute really defend the rights of all religious people, or do they seek special privileges for Christians — such as helping Christians discriminate against gays in housing or employment?

Operating on an annual budget of $8 million, the Rutherford Institute and its team of aggressive lawyers may soon show up in your neighborhood. With about 230 active cases, the institute can be commended for taking on some cases involving true religious liberty. However, it is clear that the organization pursues the agenda originally outlined by John Whitehead and Franky Schaeffer. “We must influence all areas of life including law and politics,” Whitehead stated. “We can leave nothing untouched by the Bible.”

Suggested Reading

  • Schaeffer, Franky. Bad News for Modern Man: An Agenda for Christian Activism. Crossway Books, 1984.
  • Whitehead, John. The Second American Revolution. Crossway Books, 1982.

OLDDOGS COMMENTS!

I have written to Mr. Rutherford more than once begging him to read the works of Anna von Reitz to no avail! It is getting harder and harder not to accuse him of duplicity by continuing his membership in the Bar association, when in spite of all his good works he must know that the people deserve common law and not this present atrocity of International Law of the sea. Mr. Rutherford we are not citizens of this corrupt corporation, we are free human beings, and State Nationals, being illegally subjected to Corporate tyrants.

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WHAT WILL YOU DO WHEN IT’S OVER?

October 22nd, 2016 by

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By Michael Gaddy

Well, it is almost over; presidential campaigns began well over one year ago. There were 17 candidates from the Republican side when it started and just three viable Democrats. But, sometime in December, (19th) when the Electoral College submits the results of their votes to the president of the United States Senate, we will have a new president.

So, all of you folks who are going to vote for Trump, primarily because he is not Hillary, what are you going to do if Trump wins? Are you going to go back to sleep and believe that Trump will follow through with all his campaign promises–you know—-like all of the presidents in the past who have made all kinds of promises which fell into the dust of victory and were also soon being rationalized away by those who voted for them? If he doesn’t follow through on those promises, what will you do then? Ignore what happens and just try to rationalize it away and then, if that doesn’t work, trot out the old reliable, “well he is better than Hillary would have been.” How does one quantify that remark? If anyone’s only attribute is they are better than Hillary, then they too are unqualified to hold any position of power and authority over others.

Then, perhaps, the tired old canard of who would be best to appoint new members to the Supreme Court will go through a test or two. Most of the die-hard Trump supporters, you remember, those who claim he will restore constitutional governance, have claimed he will appoint “constitutionalists” to the bench. Where will he find such an animal? Our Constitution as ratified has not been taught in the law schools in this country for many decades. It’s not about what our founders said, or the delegates to the ratification conventions were promised, it is about what previous clowns in black gowns have “ruled” our Constitution means (precedent), which is completely opposite of how Thomas Jefferson and James Madison stated such decisions should be determined. We place so much confidence in a group of people (black-robed oligarchy) whom Thomas Jefferson despised. How did that happen? Was Jefferson wrong and we are much smarter than he was? If the Supreme Court had not usurped its power and was acting within the constraints of the Constitution, why would we place so much importance in them?

What if Trump wins but the Democrats gain control of the Senate or the House? How many so-called conservative Republicans who hold seats in the Congress are really just like Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and John McCain? What chance will Trump have of getting anything meaningful through Congress when he will find his programs attacked by Democrats and Republicans alike? If Trump is for real, and I personally doubt that, the entrenched cabal that runs our government from behind the scenes will not allow him to upset the apple cart they have been working decades to solidify. If you believe differently, perhaps you could find some time to thoroughly research what happened to JFK when he challenged the military/industrial/banking cabal which Eisenhower warned about in his farewell address, right before JFK took office.

What if Trump wins and the inner cities break out into violence? What if that violence spreads to more rural parts of America. If you think that will not happen, check the social welfare rolls in your county. You might be amazed at the number of people who could/would become very upset if their “entitlements” were taken away. There are currently 41 million people in this country on food stamps. How many live in your area?

What if Trump wins and nothing really changes? Where do you go politically? Do you revert right back to the “acceptable” Republicans like those mentioned above? If not, then where? History tells us that if you will just hang on until 2020, there will be some new hot-shot politician promising you whatever it takes to get your vote. Who will that be?

Hillary was asked very early in the campaign if she could be any president who would she be? She, of course, said “Abraham Lincoln.” While speaking in the black church in Detroit, Trump stated he was honored to be the nominee of the “Party of Lincoln” and wanted to “build the future of the party (Republican) on the legacy of Lincoln.” Just a small question here: If Lincoln is really Hillary’s presidential idol and Trump wants to build the party on the legacy of Lincoln, where is the difference?

All those folks who claim to support the principles and ideals of the South and fly their Confederate Battle Flags and state they are going to vote for Trump have some “splaining” to do, Lucy. I can’t imagine trying to explain to my Confederate ancestors who left their homes and families to fight against the “legacy of Lincoln,” why I voted for a man who claimed his intention to build on that legacy.  So, what is really more important to the people of the South, standing by principles or voting for a candidate who is not Hillary?

The greater majority of the folks who will vote for Trump voted for Romney and Ryan in 2012 and for McCain and Palin in 08. What about those folks judgment in picking good candidates for president and VP should I trust? Would they be supporting Jeb Bush with just as much spirit had he prevailed over Trump? How can I trust their judgment? But, they would tell me—-he is better than Hillary!!

Now, where do you turn if Hillary wins? Is there any chance at all that new groups like the Tea Party and 9/12 groups will see a resurgence? Will they sell out to the Republican Party again if they do? Where else could they turn? What if it becomes obvious the election was stolen? Who do you depend on for action, the government, The FBI who aided Hillary, or the media that helped steal the election? Good luck with that! Don’t forget for a moment that Hillary has the support of the Neocon branch of the Republican Party. How many of those have you voted for?

What if five decades or more of voter ignorance is about to totally destroy this country? Will more voter ignorance make it better? McCain was opposed in 2008 by Ron Paul who is the closest thing to an “Originalist” when it comes to our Constitution anyone has seen in their lifetimes. You smart folks went for McCain. Now you realize he was a warmongering liar. How were you fooled into supporting him over Ron Paul? Ah, Ron Paul didn’t have an acceptable foreign policy which can be translated as he didn’t support unconstitutional, tyrannical wars. Why did you vote for McCain anyway?

In 2012, the voters again rejected constitutionalist Ron Paul in favor of Willard Romney who wasn’t any different from Obama philosophically. You Second Amendment folks fell all over yourselves voting for the only presidential candidate who had signed an assault weapons bill into law. Why did you vote for him? How can I trust those of you who voted for McCain and Romney when you tell me I must vote for Trump?

Many of the people who are telling me for the sake of the country I must vote for Trump are the same people who were telling me in 2008 that I needed to drop my support for the constitutionalist candidate (Ron Paul) and vote for John McCain. Then in 2012, they were insisting I vote for Romney because their philosophy was “Anybody but Obama.” Are we not in the same place with the same tenet that I should vote for Trump because he is not Hillary?

Sadly, I do not believe I will live long enough to see an election in which the candidates are supported because of their knowledge and support of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. It will not happen because the majority of people in this country allow the bought and paid for media to direct what issues are germane to the election process. Besides that, most folks have no concept of what the people of the various ratifying conventions were told the limits on the Constitution were. Many believe that if they carry a little book on the Constitution in their pocket, by osmosis, the knowledge of why that document is important will be absorbed by their brain. After all, for many years folks could not differentiate between a constitutionalist and a Republican.

While I am in great admiration of Donald Trump for exposing the hypocrisy and mendacity of the media and the Neocons within the Republican Party, I hardly find that justification for voting for him for any public office. While I also refuse to vote for the spawn of Satan, like the last four presidential elections I will be forced to sit this one out. But, I will enjoy watching the weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth when the new president is finally seated.

While Trump is certainly not Hillary, neither are over 300 million other Americans. There has to be a constitutionalist somewhere within that vast number. Why don’t we know who they are and why aren’t we voting for them? Short answer: the masses don’t care!

IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY

Mike

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October 21st, 2016 by

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Folks the amount of history articles I have read in the last ten years must be in the tens of thousand, and REBELS VERSUS TYRANTS: A PERPETUAL FIGHT FOR LIBERTY has been the most inspiring since the first time I read it. Mike is beyond doubt the most gifted author I know, and a southern gentleman extraordinaire. If you also love the South and your freedom I am pleading with you to go to the polls and enter Michael Gaddy as your candidate for President. There is no other person I have even heard of who has a smidgen of his freedom spirit, intelligence, memory recall, and writing ability. Few men in America even come close to his knowledge of American History and the importance of defending and repeating it to the younger generation. Granted, it may do no good, but both candidates running are globalist to the core, which is beyond doubt the total destruction of freedom. The two party system is the epitome of evil and only by standing up and making a bold statement will we ever get their attention in DC. Our infatuation with entertainment over the last fifty years has come back to bite us in the throat and we are bleeding out, as few are left who will stand up and fight back. Mike will fight until the very end, and you can be assured of that. He will also change the education system so the next several generations will grow up with the knowledge our children are now being denied. He alone will adhere to the principles of freedom from tyranny in government. If you think this will only be throwing your vote away, you are far behind in knowledge of our present circumstances. VOTES DON’T ELECT, YOU FOOLS, THEY ARE APPOINTED. THE ELECTION SYSTEM HAS BEEN UNDER THE BANKERS CONTROL FROM THE GET GO. Casting a vote for Mike is just letting them know the next step is going to be kicking ass. Besides that, if you are a real southerner, it is your duty to let the bastards know they are now on a short lease.
Give me liberty, or give me death!
Olddog

 REBELS VERSUS TYRANTS A PERPETUAL FIGHT FOR LIBERTY

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Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worse state, an intolerable one.” ~ Thomas Paine

Down through the pages of time, governments have done that which they do best; they transform from necessary evil to intolerable evil. Our country has followed in those footprints and has become as tyrannical as their predecessors. Also, traversing the annals of history are those with uncompromising principles and an unquenchable thirst for freedom and liberty. I truly believe it is genetic. History tells us this unusual breed of man has been referred to most often as Rebels. He is often rebelling against tyranny masquerading as a strong centralized government. Imagine if you will the last scene in the movie Braveheart in which with his dying breath William Wallace screams “Freedom.”

As hard as it is for most folks whose strongest attachments are to the worship of government, this country owes its founding and very existence to a band of Rebels who bore the names of Hancock, Revere, and Adams, among others. Major John Pitcairn of the Royal Marines admonished those brave souls on Lexington Green who had the audacity to challenge the most powerful force on the planet by the name Rebels when he ordered them to “disperse.” Being the stalwart men they were, they refused a direct order from those in charge. Today, the majority of people in this country would condemn the actions of the Rebels as subversive and would have referred to Major Pitcairn as a “hero” who was just doing his duty. After all, he was wearing a government costume!

Then, in 1861, the people of the South rebelled against one of the most evil tyrants in history as they resisted the Yankee invader of their homes and firesides. 94% of those who took up arms to defend their states, families, and homes did not own slaves, yet revisionist court historians have painted them all as racists in order to legitimize their crimes. Ironically, it was the Rebels of the South who embraced the Constitution and Bill of Rights against Lincoln and the Radical Republicans in Congress who were working diligently to destroy them both.

After the surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9, 1865, the tyrannical government of Lincoln, Charles Sumner, Thaddeus Stevens and William Seward, imposed martial law and the horrors of the Reconstruction Act of 1867 on the people of the South. This epidemic of treason and tyranny would be known as Reconstruction. To ensure the Rebels learned their lesson and future generations would look upon those who dared to resist the forces of a government which had become “an intolerable” evil, the Radical Republicans sent legions of “Carpetbaggers” and other useful idiots into the South to teach these Rebels a lesson. The government “of the people, by the people and for the people” referenced by Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address did “perish from the earth,” at least the earth of the South. (It had long since perished from the earth of the North under Lincoln) The Radical Republicans sent large numbers of faithful servants and sycophants into the South to take over the education of the young. The children were commanded to sing songs glorifying the Yankee cause and its servants. The children were also ordered to pray for the Yankee government each day. Just as General Patrick Cleburne had predicted, almost immediately the children of the South were taught “the history of the heroic struggle” was being taught by their enemies, and through “the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as subjects for derision.” This paradigm continues still today.

The Yankees also sent new ministers to the churches throughout the South during Reconstruction to preach the Yankee sermons and to pray for the Yankee cause and to teach the people to repent from their Rebel proclivities.

Senator Charles Sumner, in eulogizing Lincoln, said the Gettysburg Address was more important than the battle itself. Others eulogized Lincoln as “Of the noblest personage,” comparing him to Jesus Christ. But, I believe a more accurate assessment of Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address came years later from H. L. Mencken when he wrote,

“The Gettysburg speech is at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history. Put beside it, all the whoopings of the Websters, Sumners and Everetts seem gaudy and silly. It is eloquence brought to a pellucid and almost child-like perfection—the highest emotion reduced to one graceful and irresistible gesture. Nothing else precisely like it is to be found in the whole range of oratory. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous.

But let us not forget that it is oratory, 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 an absolutely free people; they came out with their freedom subject to the supervision and vote of the rest of the country—and for nearly twenty years that vote was so effective that they enjoyed scarcely any freedom at all. Am I the first American to note the fundamental nonsensicality of the Gettysburg address? If so, I plead my aesthetic joy in it in amelioration of the sacrilege.”

Yes, Mencken too was a Rebel, albeit a literary one. He had the vision to see through the veils of civic religion and hypocrisy and to write the truth.

So, how does a government morph from a necessary evil created to protect the rights of the individual to an intolerable one of totalitarian proportions? It requires a majority of the people to accept a world in which their government becomes a proxy religion. It must especially envelop those who claim to be Christian as well as those who call themselves humanitarians and those who are considered, according to Tolstoy, as “nice and kind.”  Tolstoy speaks of this paradigm as a problem in psychology. He states to get these people to “commit the most heinous crimes without feeling any guilt” these “good Christian folk” must be made into governors, superintendents, officers or policemen.” By becoming servants of the government, these people can completely ignore their blatant acts of hypocrisy. By accepting “something that goes by the name of government service” this allows these pillars of the community to treat people of other countries and their own fellow citizens “like inanimate objects, precluding any humane or brotherly relationships, and, secondly ensures that people working for this government service must be so interdependent that responsibility for any consequences of the way they treat people never devolves on any of them individually.”

Tolstoy nails it. What better example than the “law enforcement” officer who enforces unconstitutional, immoral laws on his fellow man, taking their lives if they resist while claiming “I don’t make the laws, I just enforce them.” And “if you have a problem with that take it up with the courts.” Therefore he/she can then claim to be good “public servants” while completely ignoring their responsibilities to society which was included in their sacred oath to “uphold and defend” our rights against “all enemies foreign or domestic.” How many of them will then assume the mantle of Christian, humanitarian or a nice and kind neighbor? Of course, judges and prosecutors will use the very same excuse when taking people’s money and freedom, claiming, of course, they too do not “make the laws.”

Then for the politicians who also deviously refer to themselves as public servants. My life’s experience has taught me the most dangerous of these are those who claim to be Christians. A great example, other than George W. Bush, who claimed God told him to invade Iraq which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands, has to be a current candidate for Vice President named Mike Pence. First of all, he demanded the government aid the destruction of religious liberties in Indiana reference the demands of homosexual activists and corporate bullies. His support for Common Core flies in the face of those who oppose that program on principle. Also having taken a sacred oath to uphold and defend our Constitution and Bill of Rights, Pence voted for the Patriot Act on several occasions and also voted as a globalist instead of a representative of the people who elected him. He consistently voted to fund the UN and the Import-Export Bank, both of which destroy our country’s sovereignty. Most revealing, this professing Christian, voted to veto an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Act that would have blocked Obama from illegally and unconstitutionally detaining American citizens without due process. Probably the most truthful thing Pence has said during the campaign is that he would model his vice presidency after Dick Cheney. Rebels throughout this country should be cringing inside knowing that if elected this man will be a “heartbeat” away from the presidency. But the majority of the species Ignoramus Americanus will judge him not by his record but how well he does debating a socialist clown by the name of Kaine. No true Rebel will ever vote for the lesser of evils, knowing full well evil can not be quantified and evil in any amount is the destruction of all he holds dear.

Rebels are the outcasts of a society as revealed by Tolstoy, but throughout history, Rebels have stood firmly for liberty and freedom and have stood steadfast on those principles in the face of monumental opposition. Undoubtedly, that is why they and their symbols are seen as apostate to those who embrace government as their god.

I stand as a proud and unreconstructed Rebel defending the principles of Liberty. Where do you stand?

Let them call me Rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils were I to make a whore of my soul by swearing allegiance to one whose character is that of a sottish, stupid, stubborn, worthless, brutish man.” ~ Thomas Paine, The Crisis.

IN RIGHTFUL LIBERTY

 

“Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worse state, an intolerable one.” ~ Thomas Paine

Down through the pages of time, governments have done that which they do best; they transform from necessary evil to intolerable evil. Our country has followed in those footprints and has become as tyrannical as their predecessors. Also, traversing the annals of history are those with uncompromising principles and an unquenchable thirst for freedom and liberty. I truly believe it is genetic. History tells us this unusual breed of man has been referred to most often as Rebels. He is often rebelling against tyranny masquerading as a strong centralized government. Imagine if you will the last scene in the movie Braveheart in which with his dying breath William Wallace screams “Freedom.”

As hard as it is for most folks whose strongest attachments are to the worship of government, this country owes its founding and very existence to a band of Rebels who bore the names of Hancock, Revere, and Adams, among others. Major John Pitcairn of the Royal Marines admonished those brave souls on Lexington Green who had the audacity to challenge the most powerful force on the planet by the name Rebels when he ordered them to “disperse.” Being the stalwart men they were, they refused a direct order from those in charge. Today, the majority of people in this country would condemn the actions of the Rebels as subversive and would have referred to Major Pitcairn as a “hero” who was just doing his duty. After all, he was wearing a government costume!

Then, in 1861, the people of the South rebelled against one of the most evil tyrants in history as they resisted the Yankee invader of their homes and firesides. 94% of those who took up arms to defend their states, families, and homes did not own slaves, yet revisionist court historians have painted them all as racists in order to legitimize their crimes. Ironically, it was the Rebels of the South who embraced the Constitution and Bill of Rights against Lincoln and the Radical Republicans in Congress who were working diligently to destroy them both.

After the surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9, 1865, the tyrannical government of Lincoln, Charles Sumner, Thaddeus Stevens and William Seward, imposed martial law and the horrors of the Reconstruction Act of 1867 on the people of the South. This epidemic of treason and tyranny would be known as Reconstruction. To ensure the Rebels learned their lesson and future generations would look upon those who dared to resist the forces of a government which had become “an intolerable” evil, the Radical Republicans sent legions of “Carpetbaggers” and other useful idiots into the South to teach these Rebels a lesson. The government “of the people, by the people and for the people” referenced by Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address did “perish from the earth,” at least the earth of the South. (It had long since perished from the earth of the North under Lincoln) The Radical Republicans sent large numbers of faithful servants and sycophants into the South to take over the education of the young. The children were commanded to sing songs glorifying the Yankee cause and its servants. The children were also ordered to pray for the Yankee government each day. Just as General Patrick Cleburne had predicted, almost immediately the children of the South were taught “the history of the heroic struggle” was being taught by their enemies, and through “the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as subjects for derision.” This paradigm continues still today.

The Yankees also sent new ministers to the churches throughout the South during Reconstruction to preach the Yankee sermons and to pray for the Yankee cause and to teach the people to repent from their Rebel proclivities.

Senator Charles Sumner, in eulogizing Lincoln, said the Gettysburg Address was more important than the battle itself. Others eulogized Lincoln as “Of the noblest personage,” comparing him to Jesus Christ. But, I believe a more accurate assessment of Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address came years later from H. L. Mencken when he wrote,

“The Gettysburg speech is at once the shortest and the most famous oration in American history. Put beside it, all the whoopings of the Websters, Sumners and Everetts seem gaudy and silly. It is eloquence brought to a pellucid and almost child-like perfection—the highest emotion reduced to one graceful and irresistible gesture. Nothing else precisely like it is to be found in the whole range of oratory. Lincoln himself never even remotely approached it. It is genuinely stupendous.

But let us not forget that it is oratory, 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 an absolutely free people; they came out with their freedom subject to the supervision and vote of the rest of the country—and for nearly twenty years that vote was so effective that they enjoyed scarcely any freedom at all. Am I the first American to note the fundamental nonsensicality of the Gettysburg address? If so, I plead my aesthetic joy in it in amelioration of the sacrilege.”

Yes, Mencken too was a Rebel, albeit a literary one. He had the vision to see through the veils of civic religion and hypocrisy and to write the truth.

So, how does a government morph from a necessary evil created to protect the rights of the individual to an intolerable one of totalitarian proportions? It requires a majority of the people to accept a world in which their government becomes a proxy religion. It must especially envelop those who claim to be Christian as well as those who call themselves humanitarians and those who are considered, according to Tolstoy, as “nice and kind.”  Tolstoy speaks of this paradigm as a problem in psychology. He states to get these people to “commit the most heinous crimes without feeling any guilt” these “good Christian folk” must be made into governors, superintendents, officers or policemen.” By becoming servants of the government, these people can completely ignore their blatant acts of hypocrisy. By accepting “something that goes by the name of government service” this allows these pillars of the community to treat people of other countries and their own fellow citizens “like inanimate objects, precluding any humane or brotherly relationships, and, secondly ensures that people working for this government service must be so interdependent that responsibility for any consequences of the way they treat people never devolves on any of them individually.”

Tolstoy nails it. What better example than the “law enforcement” officer who enforces unconstitutional, immoral laws on his fellow man, taking their lives if they resist while claiming “I don’t make the laws, I just enforce them.” And “if you have a problem with that take it up with the courts.” Therefore he/she can then claim to be good “public servants” while completely ignoring their responsibilities to society which was included in their sacred oath to “uphold and defend” our rights against “all enemies foreign or domestic.” How many of them will then assume the mantle of Christian, humanitarian or a nice and kind neighbor? Of course, judges and prosecutors will use the very same excuse when taking people’s money and freedom, claiming, of course, they too do not “make the laws.”

Then for the politicians who also deviously refer to themselves as public servants. My life’s experience has taught me the most dangerous of these are those who claim to be Christians. A great example, other than George W. Bush, who claimed God told him to invade Iraq which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands, has to be a current candidate for Vice President named Mike Pence. First of all, he demanded the government aid the destruction of religious liberties in Indiana reference the demands of homosexual activists and corporate bullies. His support for Common Core flies in the face of those who oppose that program on principle. Also having taken a sacred oath to uphold and defend our Constitution and Bill of Rights, Pence voted for the Patriot Act on several occasions and also voted as a globalist instead of a representative of the people who elected him. He consistently voted to fund the UN and the Import-Export Bank, both of which destroy our country’s sovereignty. Most revealing, this professing Christian, voted to veto an amendment to the Defense Appropriations Act that would have blocked Obama from illegally and unconstitutionally detaining American citizens without due process. Probably the most truthful thing Pence has said during the campaign is that he would model his vice presidency after Dick Cheney. Rebels throughout this country should be cringing inside knowing that if elected this man will be a “heartbeat” away from the presidency. But the majority of the species Ignoramus Americanus will judge him not by his record but how well he does debating a socialist clown by the name of Kaine. No true Rebel will ever vote for the lesser of evils, knowing full well evil can not be quantified and evil in any amount is the destruction of all he holds dear.

Rebels are the outcasts of a society as revealed by Tolstoy, but throughout history, Rebels have stood firmly for liberty and freedom and have stood steadfast on those principles in the face of monumental opposition. Undoubtedly, that is why they and their symbols are seen as apostate to those who embrace government as their god.

I stand as a proud and unreconstructed Rebel defending the principles of Liberty. Where do you stand?

Let them call me Rebel and welcome, I feel no concern from it; but I should suffer the misery of devils were I to make a whore of my soul by swearing allegiance to one whose character is that of a sottish, stupid, stubborn, worthless, brutish man.” ~ Thomas Paine, The Crisis.

IN RIGHTFUL LIBERTY

Mike                                                                                                               10-19-2016-9-17-36-am

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Higher Education or Education for Hire Corporatization and the Threat to Democratic Thinking

October 10th, 2016 by

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By: Joel Westheimer  

Teaching critical thinking is the university’s democratic mission, argues the University of Ottawa’s Joel Westheimer, and today’s universities are failing to deliver. Universities need to reverse the trend that has them focusing on workforce preparation and the commercialization of knowledge and resurrect higher education’s public purpose.

Ten years ago, I was fired, which is not in and of itself interesting. After all, many people lose their jobs every day, especially in times of economic turbulence. For better or worse, however, most endure such indignity in privacy. The New York Times, under the headline “New York University Denied Tenure to Union Backer,” reported that the U.S. government’s National Labor Relations Board “charge[d] New York University with illegally denying tenure to a professor who had testified in favor of allowing graduate students to unionize.” The Chronicle of Higher Educationheadline read “A Promising Professor Backs a Union Drive and Is Rejected for Tenure.” Smaller papers and magazines made similar observations. I was more concerned at the time with wanting my job back than with thinking about the broader implications (the cacophony of negative publicity heaped on NYU offered a sense of just deserts to be sure). But thrust into the public position as I was did raise one particular concern for my scholarly interests in democratic education. Nearly every news story cast my lot as an isolated incident of vengeful retribution by a few university administrators rather than as a case of something much larger than one professor (me) or one university (NYU).

For the past 10 years I have been happily employed by the University of Ottawa and I am pleased to report that my children have not gone hungry. But whether others view my earlier dismissal as scandalous or justified, I find the following irrefutable: the forces that set the process in motion and enabled it to continue are an inevitable byproduct of dramatic changes the academy has been facing in the past several decades. These changes have little to do with  individual university employees and much to do with changes in the structures and workings of the academy itself – not only NYU, but also private and public universities across the United States and Canada. Universities now model themselves after corporations seeking to maximize profit, growth, and marketability. As a result, the democratic mission of the university as a public good has all but vanished. And many of the (never fully realized) ideals of academic life – academic freedom (in my case, freedom of political expression), intellectual independence, collective projects, and pursuit of the common good – have been circumscribed or taken off the table altogether on a growing number of college and university campuses across North America.

The effects of corporatization on the integrity of university research – especially in the sciences – has been well-documented elsewhere. Readers of Academic Matters are likely  familiar with the many cases of scientific compromise resulting from private commercial sponsorship of research by pharmaceutical and tobacco companies. Indeed, faculty throughout North America are already deluged with requests or demands to produce research that is “patentable” or “commercially viable.” Sometimes these entreaties are couched in gentler (some might argue more insidious) terms such as “knowledge mobilization” or “knowledge use.” What I want to focus on here, however, are implications that are less well explored but equally dangerous: the ways the academy’s shift towards a business model of education delivery impedes our collective ability to preserve and promote a democratic way of life. As in so many other arenas in our society today where democratic interests are pitted against economic ones, democracy seems to be losing.

Three developments stemming from the pursuit of a corporate model of education pose  threats not only to the historic ideal of a liberal democratic education but also to the future of democratic thinking itself. They are the elimination of critical thinking and a culture of criticism; the weakening of intellectual independence and democratic faculty governance; and the promotion of a meritocracy myth that drives the work of graduate students, junior and senior faculty alike. The first two erode democratic thinking by curbing the habits of mind and heart that enable democracy to flourish – what John Dewey called the “associated experience[s]” essential to democratic life. The last – the meritocracy myth – attacks the heart of these associated experiences by diminishing the power of the community to nurture collective meaning and worth.

The impact of the corporate campus on critical thinking

Within the unique university context, the most crucial of all human rights…are meaningless unless they entail the right to raise deeply disturbing questions and provocative challenges to the cherished beliefs of society at large and of the university itself…It is this human right to radical, critical teaching and research with which the University has a duty above all to be concerned; for there is no one else, no other institution and no other office, in our modern liberal democracy, which is the custodian of this most precious and vulnerable right of the liberated human spirit.

This excerpt from the mission statement of the University of Toronto might be hailed as a shining example of the centrality of university campuses in promoting and preserving critical thinking as the engine of progress in any democratic society. Except for one thing: institutional leaders at the university whose faculty drafted these words do not believe them and do not abide by them. The University of Toronto is the site of two of the most notoriously blatant violations of these principles in the past decade: the well-publicized cases of Nancy Olivieri and David Healy, involving the university’s unwillingness to stand up to corporate funders and protect academic freedom and the integrity of critical inquiry.

Unfortunately, the Olivieri and Healy cases do not stand alone. Scores of examples of scientific and social scientific research essential to public welfare are undermined by private influence. In fact, more than 52 per cent of funding for clinical medical research is now from corporate sources. The trend is easiest to spot and most publicly alarming in the medical sciences, since lives are at stake. But there is cause for concern as well in the humanities and social sciences, where publication of inconvenient truths can be discouraged by university higher-ups.

The harm to the reputation of the university as a reliable source of (especially “scientific”) information untainted by private conflicts of interest has been documented extensively. But the ways these changes affect the campus life of faculty and students has been considered far less. As universities turn to business models– becoming certification factories rather then institutions of higher learning – democratic educational ideals are fast becoming  obsolete. Consequently, professors find it more difficult in their teaching to foster critical thinking as a necessary underpinning of democratic participation. The “shopping mall” university where students seek the cheapest and fastest means for obtaining the basic skills and certification they need is becoming a familiar metaphor and model for university administrators, students, and parents. Courses not directly related to job-training look more and more like useless dust to be eliminated. Meetings among faculty about which program of courses might yield the most robust understanding of a field of study and of the debates and struggles that field entails are rapidly being replaced by brainstorming sessions about how to narrow the curriculum to fit into, for example, two weekends in order to incentivize matriculation and increase student enrollment.

The weakening of intellectual independence and democratic faculty governance

The state of affairs I describe above pertains mostly to the emaciated pedagogical potential of the newly corporatized university. But ultimately, what faculty—and especially junior faculty—are being asked to give up is their own intellectual independence. The creeping corporate climate of some university departments and schools can easily lead to the substitution of bureaucratic allegiance, in the form of “budget alignment” or “optimization” in the new parlance, for scholarly inquiry as the cornerstone of academic life. In some cases, the effect on the intellectual life of a department might be plain to see. In some schools and faculties, elected department chairs—who traditionally served terms of a few years and then eagerly returned to their intellectual pursuits within the department—have been replaced by chairs appointed by university higher-ups with no or at best perfunctory input from department faculty. Some stay in these positions for a decade or more with ever-diminishing interest in or focus on scholarly inquiry. In the Social Text article, “Tenure Denied,” (where I described more fully my experiences at NYU), I told of a colleague at a mid-western university whose department chair suggested to the faculty that research questions that the department wanted investigated should be agreed on by a committee (of senior faculty and administrators) and posted on a Web site—and that faculty should align their research with one of those questions. Requiring research to be streamlined according to central criteria (doubtless related to funding opportunities) makes perfect sense if one treats an academic department as a profit center. But it turns scholarly life into something less than we all hope it to be.

At times, the mere fact that departmental faculty are pursuing an active, diverse and uncontrolled set of research agendas may be perceived negatively by school administrators. While such departments continue to recruit promising scholars on the basis of their research production, the departmental leadership is caught in a bind. They need such scholars for the department’s reputation and grant-getting ability, but once there, these scholars may pose some threat to the order of business within the department (and to the security of the chair who has likely already traded the kind of professional security earned from scholarly inquiry and production for the kind won by allegiance and loyalty to university higher-ups).

Appointed chairs can slowly and steadily shift faculty focus from scholarly pursuits that advance a field to those that advance the chair, a possibility especially troubling to junior faculty seeking tenure. Much as external pressures on the corporate university constrain and refocus academic research, so too do internal incentives on the departmental level. As in much of university politics, junior faculty are the most vulnerable. Faculty governance in departments that have remade themselves along corporate culture lines can become little more than a parody of pseudo-democratic (or simply non-democratic) governance, in which faculty simply (and always) endorse administrative positions. Faculty managers’ and department chairs’ only convictions are those that do not ruffle administrative feathers of those higher up. And the chill that blankets departments in which power has been centralized results in the further entrenchment of anti-democratic tendencies.

Under these conditions, the university starts to look less like a place of free exchange of ideas and more like a Hobbesian Leviathan, a place that boasts, as former SUNY New Paltz president Roger Bowen warns, “a settled, conforming, obedient citizenry—not dissenters who challenge convention.” In these departments, junior faculty either conform or withdraw from departmental life after being tenured. The bottom line is raised to the top. Research that promotes the financial and hierarchical health of the administration is rewarded while independent scholarly thought is punished. Institutions of higher education become ones of education for hire. Undue administrative influence over research agendas, appointed department chairs and the further erosion of democratic governance, and the hiring of part-time and clinical faculty with no time for scholarly inquiry and little job security are all threats to both critical inquiry and university democracy.

Before moving on to my final point, I want to point out that these conditions are created not only by university administration but also by a complicit faculty who would rather not sacrifice research time to engage in something as time-consuming as democratic governance. In other words, a repressive hierarchy is not required for non-democratic decision-making to flourish. Were university administrators to honour democratic faculty governance fully, would faculty step up to the plate? Under a corporate model of governance, appointed department chairs may stay in their positions for a decade or more. A democratic model, however, would require those deeply engaged in scholarship and research to be willing (or required) to take on leadership positions in administration, in addition to their roles as teacher and scholar. Countering an increasingly hierarchical and corporatized model of university governance requires commitments of time and energy that many faculty now shun but that a just workplace requires.

The corporate benefits of the meritocracy myth

One final characteristic of the newly corporatized campus I want to address is the complicity of the professorial (and graduate student) culture. The pervasive culture of increasing individualism results in a story we tell ourselves that goes something like this: “We work in a merit-based system.  If I do my job correctly — if I’m a good graduate student or a good professor and I’m smart and I do my work well — I will be rewarded with a plum teaching assignment, and I will be part of the academic elite and get a job.” This is an unfortunate state of affairs for two reasons. The first is economic and concerns the entrenched system of academic labour. The simple reality is that for the majority of disciplines, the claim that the system is merit-based is just not true. There are vastly more qualified, hardworking individuals than there are tenure-track and tenured academic positions for them to fill. At a certain level of proficiency, it becomes the luck of the draw.

But the second cost of an emphasis on individualism in the form of the meritocracy myth might be more insidious. Faculty focused only on individualized measures of professional success miss out on the collective action that has an extensive history in democratic societies and that has sustained and driven countless scholars, artists, scientists, and activists: working together towards a common end. Merit-based rewards encourages faculty to work behind office doors, estranged from colleagues. As Marc Bousquet points out in his book, How the University Works, believing in the fantasy of merit results in a great loss to everyone, including those dubbed meritorious.

The corporate university, on the other hand, advances and benefits from the illusion that each of us will attain rock-star status in the academy. Some readers might recall the episode of the television show West Wing when fictional President Jeb Bartlett explains why Americans seem to vote against their own interests by protecting a tax system that benefits only the super rich. “It doesn’t matter if most voters don’t benefit,” he explains, “They all believe that someday they will. That’s the problem with the American dream. It makes everyone concerned for the day they’re going to be rich.” And so it goes for the star system in the academy. The more graduate students and professors believe that their hopes for professional satisfaction lies in superstar recognition for their individual work rather than in collective meaning-making and action, the easier it is for democratic life in the university to be compromised.

Conclusion

The language of individual entrepreneurship has become all-pervasive across many sectors of society.  It has, therefore, become increasingly difficult for faculty, administrators, students, and public officials even to talk about the public role of universities in a democratic society. This was not always the case. Universities in Canada, as elsewhere, were founded on ideals of knowledge and service in the public interest. Universities had a noble mission – if not always fulfilled – to create knowledge and foster learning that would serve the public good and contribute to the social welfare. Academic workers at all levels and of all kinds need to fight to regain this central mission. What is the role of the university in fostering civic leadership, civic engagement, and social cohesion? How can education re-invigorate democratic participation? How can colleges and universities strengthen our communities and our connections to one another?

I sometimes ask my education students to consider how schools in a democratic society should differ from those in a totalitarian nation. It seems plausible that a good lesson in chemistry or a foreign language might seem equally at home in many parts of the world. Every nation wants its educational institutions to prepare students for active participation in the workforce. So what would be different about teaching and learning in a Canadian classroom than in a classroom in a country governed by a one-ruling-party dictatorship? Most of us would like to believe that schools in a democratic nation would foster the skills and dispositions needed to participate fully in democratic life; namely, the ability to think critically and carefully about social policies, cultural assumptions and, especially, relations of power. Many schoolteachers and university professors, however, are concerned that students are learning more about how to please authority and secure a job than how to develop democratic convictions and stand up for them.

There are many powerful ways to teach young adults to think critically about social policy issues, participate in authentic debate over matters of importance, and understand that people of good will can have different opinions. Indeed democratic progress depends on these differences. If universities hope to strengthen democratic society, they must resist focusing  curriculum and research on skills-training, workforce preparation, and the commercialization of knowledge to the benefit of private industry. They must instead participate in the rebuilding of a public purpose for education. How to do so is a matter of professorial imagination.

Joel Westheimer holds the University Research Chair in Democracy and Education and is a Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa.

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OLDDOGS OLD EYES

October 6th, 2016 by

By OLDDOG

Those of you who keep track of things will have noticed I missed publishing anything yesterday-10 05 16. You will also have noticed that has not happened in many years, and the reason for my delinquency was I had the second of two cataract surgery’s yesterday and the results were considerably more painful and disorienting, not to mention the aggravation of reading a couple dozen articles to select from, but the follow up visit today convinced me it will soon settle down and I will enjoy the improvement in both eyes.

Perhaps my addition to speed shooting increased the mental trauma this morning as I had banked on having neer perfect vision in both eyes again and retiring my glasses. The surgeon set my mind to rest on my expectations of instant success and I have regained the confidence of lowering my five shot string to consistently being in the 2.74 seconds range, which is phenomenal for a 76 year old man.

If the first surgery had not been so perfect in all details I would not have been so upset, which is apparently all attributed to my expectations for instant gratification in all things; as patience is not one of my few virtues. The timer just activated so it’s time for more eye drops. Have a good day, and feast your eye’s on Brandon Smith’s mind candy below.

The Noose Is Tightening Quickly On The Global Economy

Olddog

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How the FBI and DOJ criminalize honest citizens while allowing the criminals in Washington to get away with treason

October 1st, 2016 by

http://www.federalobserver.com/2016/07/06/how-the-fbi-and-doj-criminalize-honest-citizens-while-allowing-the-criminals-in-washington-to-get-away-with-treason/#more-28633

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By Mike Adams

Regardless of your political affiliation, this is a must-read article because it describes in raw, naked detail how the FBI / DOJ justice scam really operates in America. Remember, thanks to the absolute corruption of Washington D.C., “justice” really means “just us.” In other words, the politically connected elite write laws and carry out the selective prosecution of laws solely to serve their own self-interest.

And if you’re not part of the politically connected elite, you’re automatically guilty and will sooner or later be prosecuted under some wildly exaggerated, arcane rendition of a law that’s never applied to people like Hillary Clinton.

Here’s exactly how the FBI and DOJ carry out their “justice theater” that’s essentially nothing more than gross injustice that exists in violation of the rule of law.

Step 1: Generate hundreds of thousands of laws and regulations that ensnare anyone who might be targeted for scrutiny
The first step in achieving selecting prosecution is to pass so many laws that no human being can possibly be innocent of them all.

Read the book Three Felonies a Day to learn the startling truth that the average American unknowingly commits three felony crimes each day (thanks to all the insane laws on the books).

The point is that no ordinary person can survive scrutiny without being arrested, prosecuted and jailed.

Step 2: Practice selective prosecution to target your political enemies while looking the other way for your political friends
Since everybody is guilty of three felonies a day, the job of the politically-motivated FBI or DOJ simply becomes one of choosing whom to target.

Since every person in America can be brought up on criminal charges if their actions are sufficiently scrutinized, the goal of criminalizing the government’s enemies is achieved in the simplest manner possible: Focusing surveillance and scrutiny on those individuals the political regime wants to imprison.

And now that the federal government has all your financial records, email records, search engine queries, web surfing activities and even your careless social media posts, they can easily easily link you to any number of crimes you unknowingly committed by violating the multitude of confusing laws you didn’t even know existed.

While people like Hillary Clinton get away with treason by claiming they “didn’t mean to do it,” when the FBI comes knocking on your door, they’ll calmly explain to you that “ignorance of the law is no excuse.”

See, laws are for the little people like you and me… not for the Washington elite.

Step 3: If your political friends happen to get caught breaking the law, refuse to prosecute them… problem solved!
Despite the best efforts of the corrupted mainstream media to cover up the criminal behavior of the political establishment, every once in a while some member of the political elite gets caught engaging in a violation of law that’s so heinous, it can’t be swept under the rug.

What to do in such situations? Just “pull a James Comey” and announce to the world that you refuse to prosecute the person who violated those laws. After all, prosecutorial discretion means that “career prosecutors” who work for DOJ can decide to ignore the criminality of all their friends.

And who are their friends? Remember that all the prosecutors who work for DOJ are paid by the government. They know where their paychecks come from, and they fully realize that if they ever attempted to prosecute someone with sufficient power in government, their own careers would be destroyed.

Thus, the primary function of the DOJ becomes one of suppressing the sheeple while protecting the criminal class of Washington political operatives.

Step 4: Arm up all federal departments with military weapons while calling for the complete disarmament of the population
Another important step in accelerating the FBI / DOJ war against the American people is to call for the mass disarmament of the citizenry while ramping up the paramilitary wings of every major government agency with a huge influx of military weapons.

Today, right now, the EPA runs its own paramilitary organization, complete with weapons of war to be trained upon U.S. citizens. From Circanews.com:

The U.S. Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service doesn’t seem like a Wild West sort of federal agency since its biologists mostly check on the human health impact of animal and plant species.

But it reported buying $4.7 million in high-powered weapons, ammunition and military gear during the last decade, including shotguns, night vision goggles, and propane cannons, according to federal purchasing records reviewed by the nonpartisan government spending watchdog openthebooks.com.

It turns out that U.S. federal agencies are spending between $150 million and $200 million per year on military gear and weapons. While this is happening, the very same government criminals who are granted selective immunity against prosecution for treasonous acts are all over the mainstream media calling for the complete disarmament of the population.

All the guns in America, it turns out, belong solely in the hands of the government… according to government. Funny how that always leads to genocide and tyranny, isn’t it?

Step 5: To sweep up even more citizens into prosecutions, plot acts of domestic terrorism, then recruit low-IQ citizens who you then “catch” in the act
Here’s an irrefutable fact about the FBI that very few people realize is true: The agency routinely plans domestic terrorism attacks and draws up the plans and equipment to carry them out. FBI agents then run around the bad parts of town, recruiting hapless (and sometimes even HOMELESS) victims to carry out those acts of terrorism so they can be conveniently “caught in the act.”

Right before the bomb goes off, the FBI swoops in and declares victory for “stopping domestic terrorism.” Yet, in all these cases, it was the FBI that masterminded the acts of terror in the first place.

We have extensively documented this fraudulent phenomenon here on Natural News, including in this article review of the book “The Terrorist Factory: Inside the FBI’s Manufactured War on Terror.” The New York Times has ever covered the FBI’s fake terror plots, believe it or not.

Also, check out these stories: FBI intercepts its own terrorist plot against US Capitol, Pentagon and FBI halts terror plot dreamed up by the FBI, then claims victory against terrorism.

Like almost everything else done by the fraudulent federal government in America, the FBI is mostly a theatrical production company engaged in elaborate street theater. We now know that most of the so-called “crimes” that are halted by the FBI actually consist of drugged-out patsies who were recruited by the FBI to carry out FBI-inspired terror attacks. Meanwhile, any actual criminals who commit actual crimes ­ like Hillary Clinton ­ are given a free pass even when their crimes violate national security.

The FBI, much like the DOJ and every other federal agency, has become a joke… a hollow shadow of its former self and the laughing stock of informed citizens everywhere. The public perception now is that the only crimes the FBI seems to be able to stop are those crimes its own agents dreamed up in the first place. Yet the agency can’t seem to nail the worst criminals of all… the ones in power in Washington who commit the most heinous crimes against the entire nation by selling out the White House to foreign interests.

Why the citizens are nearing REVOLT
This is how it all works today in the corrupt America we are all desperately trying to save from sinking into despotism. The rule of law has been abandoned everywhere in Washington, and now the agencies of the federal government clearly exist for no other reason than to consolidate power in Washington, no matter what methods of tyranny and totalitarianism must be unleashed against the citizenry.

Those citizens, it turns out, are nearing a state of mass revolt. The obvious criminality in Washington has gone too far. The cover-ups are too numerous. The weaponization of government against innocent people is modeled after totalitarian regimes that almost always end in genocide. Today in America, there are journalists who sit in prison for no reason other than the fact that the government did not like what they reported. There are ranchers in prison who were convicted of the same “crime” the BLM carries out routinely (accidentally burning too much acreage in a controlled burn of rural ranch land). There are whistleblowers in prison who tried to warn the public, but the Obama administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than all the other presidential administrations combined… across the entire history of America.

The last straw is now the government’s brazen attempt to completely disarm the citizenry ­ an effort aided by the truly retarded verbal grunts of Hollywood morons like Matt Damon (who now insists that only government officials should have guns, not citizens). This effort will be accelerated in the near future with larger and more numerous false flag shootings, staged by the same theatrical production agencies that already stage fake terror plots to claim victory for “stopping terrorism.” Do you think you know the real story of the Sandy Hook massacre? Watch this video to learn about the ACTORS who played key roles as both parents and FBI swat team members (yes, the same guy plays both roles in all the media coverage).

Elaborate theater to weave a prison for your mind
It’s all theater, friends. The media, the FBI, the DOJ, the U.S. Senate, the Federal Reserve and even the rule of law. It’s all elaborate theater carried out as a prison for your mind, to keep you occupied, confused and manipulated so that you never figure out the greater truth that threatens the entire corrupt establishment.

What greater truth is that? The simple fact that all government power is granted by the People and can be instantly taken away by the People with nothing more than a consensus decision. Government and the rule of law exist as nothing more than consensus mental constructs ­ structural delusions of the mind that are widely shared and thus believed to be real. But government can collapse in an instant when the fraudulent promises of government suddenly collapse in the minds of the populace. Hence the need for drastic, elaborate financial theater to create the illusion of a booming economy even as we teeter on the verge of global, systemic economic collapse.

(By the way, “faith” in fiat currency is also a mental construct that can be shattered in an instant. The only reason another person accepts your green paper dollars as money is because you both share a false believe in the agreed-upon underlying value of the digits printed in cheap ink on near-worthless fiber. If that illusion of value is shattered in both your minds, dollars immediately collapse into worthlessness because they have no tangible value. All fiat money systems are run entirely on FAITH… and faith is fleeting when it comes to money.)

The illusion of government power depends on the continued indoctrination and intimidation of the enslaved masses
Those who run government fully realize that they are a tiny minority who rule only by fiat. Their rule depends entirely on the masses believing in the delusions played in for their minds by the ruling elite. If that delusion were to ever be shattered and the people realized how they were being fraudulently manipulated and exploited, the political elite wouldn’t survive even 24 hours (and there would be a dire shortage of rope in the D.C. area in particular).

That’s the bigger, deeper picture of what’s really happening around you right now. You are living in a nation that’s run by a corrupt, criminal elite who carry out campaigns of elaborate delusion to enslave and manipulate the clueless masses who keep robotically voting for their very own slave masters. Any person who attempts to free the slaves is deemed an enemy of the state and is subjected to selective prosecutorial scrutiny to have them imprisoned (as described above).

In fact, the only reason I am still allowed to function as a relatively free citizen in this nation is because my articles simply aren’t popular enough to warrant the effort of oppression. I’m relatively safe, in other words, because my reach is so tiny compared to the mainstream media. Interestingly, that also means that you who are reading this are among the top 1% of the most informed individuals in the world. You are reading and learning about these eye opening, fundamental truths that 99% of the population will never encounter (partly because the 99% don’t have the mental fortitude to even face reality in the first place, since believing in popular fairy tales requires no real effort… and besides, there are Oreo cookies that need licking, right?).

As long as the system can continue to censor my message and keep it restricted to less than 1% of the population ­ via Google and Facebook censorship, mostly ­ then I will be “allowed” to continue my work because it doesn’t legitimately threaten the establishment in any serious way. But if my message ever somehow explodes in popularity and breaks through 10% of the population, then I would be in serious danger and would be silenced in one way or another. Remember, selective prosecution can target ANYONE and indict them for unknowingly committing three felonies a day.

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Have no fear, however: My message of truth is not of much interest to 99% of the population. They are far too happy in their Golden Corral, GMO-infested junk food eat-a-thon fairy tale illusions to ever bother investigating reality. There is virtually zero risk to the establishment that my words will ever be embraced by more than a tiny fraction of the population. Deep truth, it seems, has never really been that popular in delusional societies.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming…

Written by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger and published on Natural News, July 6, 2016.

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WHAT AND WHO IS A NIGGER

September 25th, 2016 by

By Olddog

 

Up until about 1970 many white people who had been raised by prejudice parents still referred to Black people as niggers and even today the lower class black people refer to some blacks as niggers, but over-all the term has surrendered to public pressure and blacks are called blacks or black people.

It is unfortunate that our ancestors were so inconsiderate and greedy as to enslave another race regardless of their ancestry, but that was then and this is now, which makes things a lot different, and I personally have changed my habitual slandering of all races, and consider it a social requirement to be non condemning vocally as well as mentally. Well, at least I try!

One must consider the horror and the social responsibility to rectify our past inconsideration of any person regardless of their ethnic origin, their social position and any other circumstance that may affect their life, liberty, happiness and opportunities. We are all human beings, regardless of some who have advanced physical or mental abilities.

That said! There still remains the problem of hatred for a particular person who has done or said something unforgivable to ourselves or our neighbors and loved ones. And on that score I will call someone I hate any damn thing I please, and it pleases me to define the title of this rant by explaining what and who is a nigger.

Obuma is a nigger! but not because of his skin color. He is a nigger because of who he is as a person. That is my unforgivable opinion of this asshole some uninformed people call the President of the United States when in fact, he is the CEO of a corporation that has usurped our Constitution and subjected us to the whims of the International Investment Banking Cartel, and they’re United Nations corporation.

He has destroyed America’s good name and reputation world wide and is one step away from causing a global holocaust. He has defrauded his position and the American people in every way possible. So in my mind he’s a NIGGER, and I will not ever apologize to anyone regardless of the cost. I use this term because it has migrated into the most hated of all vocalizations. I sincerely hope he suffers the most long lasting, mentally agonizing, and physically painful death possible. NUFF-SAID!

RDog WEB

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The Nightmare World of a Hillary Clinton Presidency

September 12th, 2016 by

http://newstarget.com/2016-09-09-the-nightmare-world-of-a-hillary-clinton-presidency.html

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The nation is a proverbial derriere hair away from the deluded, twisted, hell on earth world of a Hillary Clinton Presidency.

Article by Ray Starmann

Make no mistake about it. Hillary Clinton isn’t just another Democrat, a political rival of Republicans. She is a lying criminal who exhibits sociopathic traits. Hillary Clinton is a dangerous, reckless narcissist who believes the world owes her the Presidency and who bows to globalist policies and operatives like the demonic, George Soros.

Let us hope that the nightmare scenario below never develops:

Donald Trump rallies in the polls the last 75 days of the election. He and Hillary Clinton are neck and neck by Election Day. The Clinton campaign conducts widespread voting fraud and is able to secure victory on the night of November 8 th . Trump files numerous lawsuits, but they are stalled in federal courts and will never see the light of day.

President Hillary Clinton’s first act as President is to turn the Clinton Foundation back on. Instead of shutting its doors, it is running at full speed, turning the Oval Office into a casino for pay to play schemes, where the house always wins and the dealer is Bill Clinton.

You can’t have the Clinton Foundation without a couple private, non-secure servers. This time the servers are set up in the bathroom stall of a Fairfax, Virginia, Starbucks.

President Hillary Clinton chooses a radical, left wing socialist judge to replace Judge Scalia on the Supreme Court. With a combination of executive orders, a Democratic run Congress and the Supreme Court tilted toward the left, the Second Amendment is eviscerated in a matter of weeks. Universal gun control is now the law of the land, a law that many Americans on the right refuse to obey. A pro-gun resistance group called 1776 gains popularity and begins to push back against the gun control laws. Pockets of patriot resistance begin to dot the land from Maine to Alaska.

The stock market continues to be nothing more than a chimera, representing only the speculative trades of too big to fail investment banks, while the hopes and dreams of the average American are crushed under the weight of globalist economic policies that outsource American jobs and companies.

The Coal Industry is shut down; thousands lose their jobs and join the ranks of over 130 million Americans who are out of the workforce. Seventy million Americans are now on food stamps and 75 million Americans live under the poverty level.

Jorge Ramos is chosen as the first Secretary of Open Borders, becoming the man who throws away the key to America’s national security, subsequently allowing tens of millions of undocumented Hispanics and Muslims into the country.

Obama Care rolls along with its obscene premiums and lousy health care companies. Any reputable health insurance companies are long gone from this government monstrosity. It is a horrendously expensive train wreck, a gigantic facade that offers insurance for all and provides for none.

Across the land, veterans continue to wait for treatment and die. All calls for privatizing the VA are laughed at and silenced. The VA hospitals become more corrupt and inefficient, sucking millions out of the government that line the pockets of criminally inept VA officials.

Planned Parenthood operates 24/7, conducting late term abortions, selling body parts and organs and dealing in death like a modern day Nazi Concentration Camp Medical Clinic run by modern day Dr. Mengeles.

A Black Lives Matter anarchist is named head of the Department of Homeland Security. Other Black Lives Matter members regularly meet with Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office.

Blackmailed for years by the Chinese and Russians, Hillary Clinton operates at the whim and fancy of President Xi and Putin. They have her by the proverbial long johns. She inadvertently becomes the first communist agent to sit in the White House since Harry Hopkins.

FBI Counter-Intelligence has damning evidence that Huma Abedin is a Saudi Intelligence officer, who has been passing on top secret information to the Saudis for years, while posing as Mrs. Clinton’s faithful all around gopher. The evidenceand the investigation disappear like Vince Foster and his files at the National Archives .

Obama’s disastrous Iran Nuclear Deal marches on. Iran continues to finance terrorism across the world, taking more US hostages and harassing a severely weakened US Navy in the Persian Gulf.

ISIS goes on a rampage across the world, knowing there is no one to stop them. Bombs explode from Berlin to London to Miami. Meanwhile, President Hillary Clinton still refuses to say the words, “Radical Islamic Terrorism.”

The feminist destruction of the military is now a done deal. The US military looks great on a power point presentation, but in actuality is a feckless paper tiger and simply incapable of winning any wars. A Berkeley professor and four star female Coast Guard Reserve admiral becomes the Chairwoman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Common Core continues unabated, educating no one, frustrating teachers and costing the US government millions in wasted funds.

Breitbart, Drudge and Infowars are shut down by the government under false charges of tax evasion and inciting hate and violence. Matt Drudge, Alex Jones and Stephen Bannon sit in federal prison, awaiting trial.

President Hillary Clinton’s health becomes more of a mystery. Rumors seep out of the White House about her seizures, bed wetting, dementia and violent outbursts. President Hillary Clinton has not conducted a press conference for 708 days. She does call Anderson Cooper regularly from her Oval Office couch though, and conducts weekly fireside chats by Skype audio to a perplexed nation.

This country is at a tipping point. There has simply been no election in recent  history that is as important as the current one. If Hillary Clinton is elected, it will be a victory for the globalist criminals that fund her campaign, direct her every action and more importantly, who seek to bring America to its knees, by weakening our economy, our national security, our family structure, our churches, our military and our way of life.

Read more at: USDefenseWatch.com

OLDDOGS COMMENTS!

Please notify all of your liberal friends and family that Olddog from anationbeguiled.com says anyone stupid enough to vote for Killary Clinton has shit for brains. And there are plenty of them in America. If they had any brains at all, they would not vote for anyone, as it is nothing more than a method for the Investments Bankers to verify the success of their mind manipulation in America. The decision was made long ago to bleed Americans dry and then eliminate them.

 Meaning of “United States person”

http://supremelaw.org/cc/hicks/memo04.htm

The meaning of “U.S. Individual” as that term occurs

on IRS Forms 1040 is a very important clue.

We explained it carefully and with sufficient detail

in this MEMORANDUM:

To prove this in the IRC, combine IRC 7701(a)(1)

and IRC 7701(a)(30).

In those 2 statutes, federal citizens and resident aliens

are the only living, breathing human variants of

“United States person”; all other variants are

artificial, juristic entities like corporations.

The hardest part to understand, for those not familiar

with any of the deliberate deceptions built into the IRC,

is the correct legal meaning of “citizen of the United States”.

After much research and litigation, and Courts which concur,

a “citizen of the United States” is a “citizen of the federal government”:

http://supremelaw.org/rsrc/twoclass.htm  (particularly the most recent cases)

The larger issue concerns the historical origins of federal citizenship,

which is expressly defined as such in multiple Editions of

Black’s Law Dictionary:

http://supremelaw.org/ref/dict/federal.citizenship.htm

And, of course, there is also substantial proof that

the Regulation implementing IRC section 1

attempted to create a specific liability for

federal citizens and resident aliens, but withOUT

the required Act of Congress:

http://supremelaw.org/cfr/26/26cfr1.1-1.htm#b

A thorough review of the relevant history can be

found in this essay:  “Citizenship for Dummies”:

http://supremelaw.org/authors/mitchell/citizenship.for.dummies.htm
http://www.supremelaw.org/authors/mitchell/comments.on.citizenship.for.dummies.htm

And, our 31Q&A has been consistently the most popular

file among over 120,000 discrete files now archived on the Internet

in the Supreme Law Library:  www.supremelaw.org

http://supremelaw.org/sls/31answers.htm
http://supremelaw.org/sls/31Q&A.in.evidence.htm

And, the rest of that story can be found in the extensive

documentation in “The Federal Zone” first published in 1992:

http://supremelaw.org/fedzone11/
http://supremelaw.org/fedzone11/fedzone.in.evidence.htm

Lastly, the required perjury jurat on all Forms 1040

is a very important reason why Americans should NOT

be executing that Form if they are neither federal citizens

nor resident aliens:

http://www.supremelaw.org/letters/irs.perjury.jurats.htm

The format for Form 1040 perjury jurats is the one for

verifications made INSIDE the federal zone:

http://supremelaw.org/sls/31answers.htm#Q16

The 50 States are OUTSIDE (without) the federal zone.

http://supremelaw.org/support.guidelines.htm (Policy + Guidelines)

All Rights Reserved (cf. UCC 1-308 https://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc/1/1-308)

https://mainerepublicemailalert.com/2016/08/09/jury-finds-us-citizen-innocent-after-being-tried-for-not-paying-his-taxes/ 

This sets precedent!  We’ll need to watch the Appeal…  

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As you can see, some people have awakened from the disgrace of ignorance. Are you one of them, or a slave to the

Gub ber mint?

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Are You a Mind Controlled CIA Stooge?

September 1st, 2016 by

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2016/08/31/are-you-a-mind-controlled-cia-stooge-paul-craig-roberts/

By Paul Craig Roberts

Do you smirk when you hear someone question the official stories of Orlando, San Bernardino, Paris or Nice? Do you feel superior to 2,500 architects and engineers, to firefighters, commercial and military pilots, physicists and chemists, and former high government officials who have raised doubts about 9/11? If so, you reflect the profile of a mind-controlled CIA stooge.

The term “conspiracy theory” was invented and put into public discourse by the CIA in 1964 in order to discredit the many skeptics who challenged the Warren Commission’s conclusion that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald, who himself was assassinated while in police custody before he could be questioned. The CIA used its friends in the media to launch a campaign to make suspicion of the Warren Commission report a target of ridicule and hostility. This campaign was “one of the most successful propaganda initiatives of all time.”

So writes political science professor Lance deHaven-Smith, who in his peer-reviewed book, Conspiracy Theory in America, published by the University of Texas Press, tells the story of how the CIA succeeded in creating in the public mind reflexive, automatic, stigmatization of those who challenge government explanations. This is an extremely important and readable book, one of those rare books with the power to break you out of The Matrix.

Professor deHaven-Smith is able to write this book because the original CIA Dispatch #1035-960, which sets out the CIA plot, was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. Apparently, the bureaucracy did not regard a document this old as being of any importance. The document is marked “Destroy when no longer needed,” but somehow wasn’t. CIA Dispatch #1035-960 is reproduced in the book.

The success that the CIA has had in stigmatizing skepticism of government explanations has made it difficult to investigate State Crimes Against Democracy (SCAD) such as 9/11. With the public mind programmed to ridicule “conspiracy kooks,” even in the case of suspicious events such as 9/11 the government can destroy evidence, ignore prescribed procedures, delay an investigation, and then form a political committee to put its imprimatur on the official story. Professor deHaven-Smith notes that in such events as Kennedy’s assassination and 9/11 official police and prosecutorial investigations are never employed. The event is handed off to a political commission.

Professor deHaven-Smith’s book supports what I have told my readers: the government controls the story from the beginning by having the official explanation ready the moment a SCAD occurs. This makes any other explanation a “conspiracy theory.” This is the way Professor deHaven-Smith puts it:

“A SCAD approach to memes assumes further that the CIA and other possibly participating agencies are formulating memes well in advance of operations, and therefore SCAD memes appear and are popularized very quickly before any competing concepts are on the scene.”

The CIA’s success in controlling public perception of what our Founding Fathers would have regarded as suspicious events involving the government enables those in power positions within government to orchestrate events that serve hidden agendas. The events of September 11 created the new paradigm of endless war in behalf of a Washington-dominated world. The CIA’s success in controlling public perceptions has made it impossible to investigate elite political crimes. Consequently, it is now possible for treason to be official US government policy.

Professor deHaven-Smith’s book will tell you the story of the assassination of President Kennedy by elements of the US military, CIA, and Secret Service. Just as the Warren Commission covered up the State Crime Against Democracy, Professor deHaven-Smith shows why we should doubt the official 9/11 story. And anything else that the government tells us.

Read this book. It is short. It is affordable. It is reality preparation. It will innoculate you against being a dumbshit, insouciant, brainwashed American. I am surprised that the CIA has not purchased the entire print run and burned the books. Perhaps the CIA feels secure from its success in brainwashing the public and does not believe that American democracy and accountable government can be restored.

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Well what the hell is happening to us?????

August 31st, 2016 by

By Marilyn Barnewall

Personal Mail

I got an email from a friend.  It bothers me in two ways… the fact that what it identifies as problems is accurate and the fact that those who made the problems possible are not properly identified.  So I’m giving you my editorial analysis of the email before you read it.

 All of the written words contained in the email after my comments here do make me angry… but what insults me is the placing of total blame on those who are elected to office to serve.  Do I believe any of them have done a good job?  Maybe a handful, but certainly not many.  How did they get elected?  They were chosen and financially supported by the RNC and the DNC.  Who gave the money to the RNC and DNC to support Republican or Democrat candidates without really checking to find out who they are?  THE PEOPLE!  Who is supposed to select political candidates?  THE PEOPLE!  They are supposed to find and support men and women of character who won’t look at being sent to Washington as a career, rather just a temporary job.  Who got so lazy they gave up involvement with their political system and gave the RNC and the DNC the power to select political candidates?  THE PEOPLE!  For 50 years, Republicans have voted for anyone who was a Republican, same for Democrats. 

 That was the great weakness that allowed this silent shadow coup of our government… all “they” had to do was gain control of the RNC and the DNC then make sure the only candidates that got financial support (which translates to “elected”) were the morally compromised who could be made to do whatever was asked of them by the RNC and DNC.  The number one responsibility of being an American citizen is not voting — they sold everyone on that lie so they could achieve their power takeover of both political parties.  The number one responsibility of an American citizen is finding the highest quality political candidates available to run for office and then support them.  You do not send money — and continue to send money — to the very organization which has filled our Congress with thieves, crooks and otherwise morally compromised people.

 What is said in this email is accurate as it relates to the problems.  What is said as to who is to blame is inaccurate.  We, the People, are specifically to blame for letting the RNC and DNC gain so much power.  How many people who read this will attend their Republican or Democrat monthly luncheon and become involved in making sure that those who run the local political system have stong moral character?  Very darned few!  It’s not that hard to take back control of the political parties and their leadership… you just have to attend Party functions and make sure to get strong candidates for office within the Party nominated and supported.  This isn’t hard.  It doesn’t require going door-to-door to get petitions signed or putting signs in your yard.  It just requires getting enough people who are concerned about their nation to go with you to attend Party functions at the County level.  The Officers of each County are the ones who select the State Party officials.  Thus, changing things at the County level changes things at the State level. You go to a luncheon once a month.  You take friends who are also concerned about their country with you.  So you go to a political lunch once a month.  You get on their mailing list and attend one Party function every six weeks!  Wow!  A horrible price to pay to maintain your freedom… your right to keep having barbecues and boy’s out card nights! 

 That’s how you change the character of the political parties who have pulled off a coup… a takeover of our government with little in the way of Civil War.  MB 

Well….., what the hell is happening to us?????

Democrats and Republicans
“””””(‘different’ ONLY in name)”””””

Someone please tell me what the HELL’s wrong with all the people that run this country!!!!

 Both Democrats and Republicans Say, “We’re broke” And can’t help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless, Etc.,?????

But, over the last several years THEY have provided direct cash aid to….
Hamas – $351 M,

Libya- $1.45 B,

Egypt- $397 M,

Mexico- $622 M,

Russia– 380 M,

Haiti-  $1.4 B,

Jordan- $463 M,

Kenya- $816 M,

Sudan- $870 M,

Nigeria- $456 M,

Uganda- $451 M,

Congo- $359 M,

Ethiopia- $981 M,

Pakistan- $2 B

South Africa- $566 M,

Senegal- $698 M,

Mozambique- $404 M,

Zambia- $331 M,

Kazakhstan- $304 M,

Iraq- $1.08 B,

Tanzania- $554 M,

…with literally Billions of Dollars, and those buttheads still hate us!!!!
But on the other hand, Our retired seniors, Living on a ‘fixed income,’

Receive NO aid!

Nor do they get any breaks, while our government and religious organizations will pour

Hundreds of Billions Of $$$$$$’s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!

Someone needs to explain to them that Charity begins AT HOME!!!

 And another atrocity….

We have Hundreds of adoptable American Children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption OF Foreign   Orphans.

AMERICA: A country where we have
Countless Homeless without shelter,
Children going to bed hungry,
Elderly going without needed medication
and the Mentally ill without treatment — etc.

YET……….
 They will have a ‘Benefit’ Show For the people of Haiti , on 12 TV Stations; Ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents  clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies.

 Now Just Imagine if Our own *GOVERNMENT* Gave ‘US’ the same support they give to foreign countries.

One of the things at the top of Trump’s list (America First).  They’re scared silly of him and worried their gravy train will be gone if they allow him to be elected! I’m not a fan of his mouth, but his opponent is already part of the problem and hasn’t done anything about it, and won’t.

Sad, isn’t it?

OLDDOGS COMMENTS!

THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE:

The International Investment Central Banking Cartel is using all this money to build their New World Order. There is not one politician world wide that is immune from their wrath when refusing to comply. At this point, non-cooperation is suicide or imprisonment.

One solution remains, and that is for some government to order the bankers extermination.

Dito for the education and media heads.

The elimination of corporate governments and the return to a republican form of government world wide.

The cooperation of all governments to issue a universal commodity backed currency.

Follow the government building method described by Marilyn above.

Follow the advice of our founders and avoid entanglements with other governments.

Do not let sympathy smother common sense. One must be strong and capable before nursing the world. Make the introduction of other forms of Government a capital offense and there is to be only one political party in America, THE FREEDOM PARTY!

Introduce a world wide instruction manual as a suggestion to the world why instilling freedom in the minds of every child should be a global responsibility.

Promote the universal acceptance that humans are born depraved and must be instructed on accountability.

The legal structure of Corporations must be reorganized and be without personhood.

The Pope and Queen of England must withdraw all liens on corporate government’s world wide.

Every human being on earth should have a Freedom Birth Certificate and no passports are required anywhere.

If any government encounters one or more terrorist,

Post their heads on a stake.

There should be little if any difference between governments world wide, as every human being deserves freedom from tyranny. When individuals world wide are thinking alike there will be peace and prosperity.

The above is the only New World Order I will accept.

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