Saturday, June 18, 2011
Via Oleg Volk
Yesterday, speaking to Bill O’Reilly on his Fox News show, Ann Coulter talked about how she hated libertarians like Ron Paul, not because of the ninety percent of the cases where eliminating government was a good solution, but because of the remaining ten percent where she saw government as necessary and libertarians like Ron Paul don’t.
I could note here that a mixture of 90% mother’s milk and 10% cyanide would be 100% lethal to a baby — and that Ron Paul, himself, is only 90% libertarian compared to an agorist like me — but to avoid both analogies and grading libertarian purity on a curve, let me start with Ann Coulter’s first stated objection.
Ann Coulter hates that libertarians like Ron Paul don’t think the government should define the word “marriage.” She argued, albeit briefly, for the view that the consequences of replacing a uniform and traditional definition of marriage defined by law, with new definitions arrived at solely in the private sector, would have unknown consequences.
If Ann Coulter’s statement is a conservative meme — don’t allow freedom of choice because we don’t know what the consequences will be — then the mainstream political spectrum is nothing more than an argument between left-wingers who want social engineers to speed change and right-wingers who want social engineers to impede change.
First, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff insists that not having Muslims in the military would be a greater tragedy than mass murder-by-public shooting. Then, an office of the Federal Reserve displays the rainbow flag in solidarity with the gay rights movement. And now, the nation's largest "conservative" religious denomination comes out on behalf of "paths to citizenship" for illegal immigrants. What more evidence could we possibly need that Cultural Marxism/Totalitarian Humanism is now the established ideology of American institutions? This is a particularly important question as the entire foundation of the Left's claim to authenticity is the notion that mainstream American society is a racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic conspiracy against against the roll call of the officially oppressed. Destroy the credibility of such claims in the eyes of the average person and the Left has zero legitimacy on which to stand.Via Matthew
June 17, 2011
Posted by Thomas DiLorenzo on June 17, 2011 08:26 AM
Historian J. David Hacker has used modern research techniques to revise upward the number of "Civil War" dead, although like other historians, he insists on ignoring the 50,000 or so Southern civilian deaths, as documented by Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, among others. Most of the upward revision is the result of previously uncounted Confederate deaths, James McPherson is quoted as saying.
The Justice Department is expected to oust the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to people familiar with the matter, amid a troubled federal antitrafficking operation that has grown into the agency's biggest scandal in nearly two decades.
This is outrageous.
Let me point out that should you or I provide a firearm to someone knowingly in violation of the law, we can be charged under 18 USC Section 2, which provides:
(a) Whoever commits an offense against the United States or aids, abets, counsels, commands, induces or procures its commission, is punishable as a principal.
(b) Whoever willfully causes an act to be done which if directly performed by him or another would be an offense against the United States, is punishable as a principal.
Therefore, if you aid or abet someone in the commission of the crime of unlawfully procuring a firearm, which is exactly what was done here, you can be charged as a principal in the underlying offense, which in this case ranges from a firearms crime all the way up to murder.
But we're just going to "fire" people..... right?
It must be nice to have the "Second Book of Law" available to you, but not to anyone in the common citizenry eh, which allows these people to commit felonies including murder that would result in a life prison sentence or even a capital sentence, were a "common person" to carry out the same crime.
And let's not kid ourselves folks - these were crimes.
There is no law when it does not apply equally to everyone; there is only "Divine Right of Kings", which according to our Constitution is a per-se violation of the law itself.
EXCLUSIVE: Two guns sold to a Mexican cartel and used in the high-profile kidnapping and murder of a Mexican lawyer last year were purchased under the U.S. Justice Department's failed anti-gun trafficking program Operation Fast and Furious, sources tell Fox News.
U.S. law enforcement sources and officials in Washington told Fox News that two AK-47s were purchased in Arizona by a straw buyer — someone who legally buys guns, then illegal sells them to a third party – and were allowed to “walk” into Mexico. Police recovered the guns in the course of their investigation of the kidnapping of Mario Gonzalez Rodriguez.
Here are the 17 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for this Friday, June 17, 2011:
- Overland MO cop sentenced to 3yrs in plea to manslaughter for fatally pushing man down stairs then leaving  http://bit.ly/lFQ8ur
- Plano TX cop sued by woman w/cerebral palsy claiming he used excessive force while dragging her out of car  http://bit.ly/iQYCF2
- Harris Co TX precinct 4 constables accused of excessive force for unleashing K9 on man in response to false report  http://bit.ly/mjZCwq
- Isabella Co MI settles suit for $65k to ex-cop claiming he was tasered while cuffed because stroke affected speech  http://bit.ly/jYVLvB
- Los Angeles Co CA deputy to pay $6k of $586k jury award to apartment manager beaten by deputy while cuffed  http://bit.ly/mxhZ81
- San Diego Co CA sued by 17yr-old boy claiming he was beaten, choked & falsely arrested by deputy, alleges coverup  http://bit.ly/knaOGF
- College Park GA cops accused of excessive force when they tasered man w/mind of 2yr-old for not showing his hands  http://bit.ly/jopG1F
- Redwood City CA cops found to have violated rights in $217k jury award to bodybuilder beaten during diabetic episode  bit.ly/iqI9sS
- Toledo OH cop reprimanded for pulling gun on man while pulling him over for reckless driving while off duty  http://bit.ly/jGyqXY
- Cathedral City CA cop gets probation for stripping & jumping into pool then sexually battering woman while on duty  http://bit.ly/ldL5tT
- Anville PA police chief charged w/record tampering for submitting falsified time sheets to get taxpayer funding  http://bit.ly/kfeVBQ
- Chicago IL cop sentenced to probation & $36k fine for swindling elderly man w/alzheimers out of $1mil  http://trib.in/jGfda0
- Albuquerque NM cop who called self “human waste disposal” on MySpace probed for tweeting about pistol whippings  http://wapo.st/lGamYt
- Bell CA police union under investigation for allegedly using officers in uniform in campaign ads against state law  http://lat.ms/lGffop
- Fort Myers FL cop suspended 80hrs & must take random breath tests after showing up to work while intoxicated  http://bit.ly/lxamxv
- Lakeland FL police school resource officer arrested on stalking charges including harassing calls from school  http://bit.ly/kHvovP
That’s it for today, stay safe out there!
The intent of the antebellum Republican party and its strategy to attract voters was not the abolition of slavery, but the preservation of the territories for white people and the exclusion of black people. The editor of the Hartford Courant reveals his prejudices against the black man and just about anyone else he disliked below; Lincoln reveals his intent to keep the black man on plantations in the South – and outside of the North and West.
Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"
White Supremacy Party in Connecticut:
“Readers were soon treated to large doses of [Thomas M.] Day’s racial and religious prejudices. The [Hartford Courant] editor praised the Native American party for going into political battle with the war-cry of “America for the Americans.” He praised the party’s twin aims: “ a refusal to be governed by foreigners—a determination not to allow Romanism [Catholics] to decide our elections.” He criticized other editors for not seeing that Irish and German immigrants could undermine the American labor market. With even greater assurance he wrote:
“We believe the Caucasian variety of the human species superior to the Negro variety; and we would breed the best stock . . . the Caucasian variety is intrinsically a better breed, of better brain, better moral traits, and better capacity every way, than the Negro, or the Mongolian, or the Malay, or the Red American.”
The Native American motto “America for the Americans” had a different effect on some of the newspaper readers in The Courant’s distribution area. They believed the issues of freedom and human bondage to be far more profound than those of native birth, and they began to look about for a political organization to give force to their view. Their search led directly to the founding of the present Republican Party in Connecticut and to the establishment of a newspaper, and Hartford Evening Press, that was destined to merge with The Courant and to infuse new vitality into the old paper.
The little [Republican] group talked about the crisis the nation faced—a crisis involving human bondage on one hand and liberty on the other. They decided that Judge Niles and Gideon Welles should draw up a circular calling for the organization of a Republican party in the state. There was no national Republican organization at the time.
Things moved fast. Eight days later an enthusiastic mass meeting was held in Hartford. An executive committee was appointed to send delegates to Pittsburgh on February 22, the first national Republican meeting ever held. A National Republican Committee was formed, with John M. Niles the representative from Connecticut. In June a National Republican Convention in Philadelphia put up John C. Fremont as the party’s first candidate for president of the United States. Both The Press and The Courant supported Fremont, who carried Connecticut while Buchanan carried the nation. In view of the Republican success within the State—42,700 votes against 35,000 for the Democrats and a mere 2,600 for the Native Americans—it became clear the Republicanism was on the wax and Native Americanism as on the wane.
A week after his famous Cooper Union address in New York City, Abraham Lincoln spoke in Hartford’s City Hall, filled to capacity before the speaker appeared. When he took the rostrum the applause was long and loud. Lincoln began his remarks to a hushed audience. Frequently, as The Courant reported, his “quaint allusions and similes” brought laughter; frequently his arguments drew long applause.Before Lincoln’s appearance, political discussion in Hartford’s papers had been marked by a notable crassness. A chief argument of the anti-slavery newspapers was that the very presence of black men debased society. Slavery ought therefore to be kept closely confined to the states where it already existed. Local abolitionists, of course, wanted to see slavery done away with, but they were commonly regarded as extremists, who made more noise than sense. The pro-Southern papers, while disapproving of slavery, sought desperately to pacify the South, out of fear that northern manufactures would lose their valuable Southern markets if slave-holders became sufficiently angry.
Lincoln changed all this in Hartford. The tone of editorial comment was never quite the same after his speech at City Hall. Lincoln boldly began: “Whether we will have it or not, the slave question is the prevailing question before the nation.” He placed the value of the United States slave population, considered as property, at $2 billion, and he reminded his audience that a similar amount of property, if owned by northerners, would also have a great influence upon their opinions. He went on:
“Slavery is morally wrong. . . If, then, we of the Republican party who think slavery is a wrong, and would mould public opinion to the fact that it is wrong, should get the control of the general government, I do not say we should or would meddle with it where it exists; but we could inaugurate a policy which would treat it as a wrong, and prevent its extension. For instance, out in the street, or in the field, or on the prairie I find a rattlesnake. I take a stake and kill him. Everybody would applaud the act and say I did right. Slavery is like this. We dare not strike at it where it is. The manner in which our constitution is framed constrains us from making war upon it where it already exists.
Lincoln’s talk aroused Hartford as nothing had before. A young Republican organization, calling itself the Wide Awakes, held torchlight demonstrations and made speeches. The Wide Awake program caught on nationally. Soon The Courant was printing excerpts from the hundreds of letters from various parts of the country asking how to form Wide Awake clubs.
(Older Than the Nation, The Life and Time of the Hartford Courant, John Bard McNulty, Pequot Press, 1964, pp. 70-74)
House Bill 12, Stop Methamphetamine Labs, which establishes electronic tracking of pseudoephedrine purchases. Other states have seen a dramatic reduction in methamphetamine labs by using similar systems.
· House Bill 271, Probation Officer/No Concealed Carry Required, exempts off-duty probation and parole certified officers from existing concealed carry laws.
· House Bill 344, Tax Credits for Children with Disabilities, allows for an individual income tax credit for children with disabilities who require special education.
· House Bill 515, Community College Tuition for Members of Military, (the companion bill to my Senate Bill 446) will permit community colleges to include the cost of textbooks in the tuition charged for members of the armed forces.
· House Bill 642, Justice Reinvestment Act, will give probation officers more authority, require drug treatment for probationers and parolees who need it, move most misdemeanor offenders from state prisons to county jails and impose longer sentences for repeat breaking-and-entering convictions.
· House Bill 650, Amend Various Gun Laws/Castle Doctrine will enable individuals to enjoy protection from illegal trespassing and violent attack in their residence.
· House Bill 845, Annexation Reform Act of 2011, will allow property owners to block annexation if 60 percent of them petition against it.
· Senate Bill 716, Study Statewide Property Insurance Structure, creates a Joint Legislative Study Commission on Property Insurance Rate Making. This Commission will study the adequacy of citizen input in property insurance rate making and the manner in which property insurance rates are proposed, reviewed, approved and appealed. The Commission will give citizens and policyholders a voice in the rate appeals process. This bill was included in a study bill, House Bill 773, which passed both chambers this week. Hopefully, this study will reveal how unfair our insurance rates are on the coast and how the existing rate making process got us to this point.
· Senate Bill 781, Regulatory Reform Act of 2011, streamlines state agency rules and regulations. In my opinion, this was one of the most important bills we passed this session because I feel this bill is a definite job-creator.
· Senate Bill 129, State Mineral Is Gold, will establish gold as the official state mineral.
· House Bill 36, Employers and Local Government Must Use E-Verify, expands requirements for employers to use the federal E-Verify database to check workers’ immigration status. Any employer who employs twenty five or more employees in North Carolina is subject to this requirement.
· House Bill 709, Protect and Put NC Back to Work, updates the Workers' Compensation Act. The current law has no cap, while surrounding states have limits. As a result, existing workers' compensation laws are making it hard to bring in new companies. Hopefully this reform will fix this problem.
· Senate Bill 33, Medical Liability Reforms, revises laws relating to medical liability suits. The bill provides that judgment against any defendant for noneconomic damages is capped at $500,000 for all claims brought by parties arising out of the same professional services. The bill also provides that there is no limit on the amount of noneconomic damage for which judgment may be entered if: (1) the plaintiff suffered disfigurement, loss of use of part of the body, permanent injury or death; and (2) the defendant’s acts or failures, which caused the plaintiff’s injuries, were committed in reckless disregard of the rights of others, grossly negligent, fraudulent, intentional, or with malice.
· Senate Bill 110, Permit Terminal Groins, allows up to four small, sand-trapping jetties at inlets along the coast if they meet a list of conditions related to their permitting, construction and financing. The bill will prohibit state funding without a special vote of the legislature and any local financing would have to be approved by voters.
· Senate Bill 125, Regional Schools, allows multiple school districts to collaborate and establish regional schools to serve enrolled students in two or more school districts. The bill would also enable counties to partner with institutions of higher education, private businesses and organizations to ensure that our children will be equipped for the global economy. In the past, county lines have been a barrier to educational opportunities. Regional schools will allow students access to these previously missed opportunities
· Senate Bill 709, Energy Jobs Act, will result in a secure, stable and predictable energy supply to facilitate economic growth and job creation. Future revenues from energy exploration and production will also be used to protect the state’s natural resources.
"I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. So help me God."
Wrong constitution!Via safetalker, L&P
The original Constitution of the united States of America said 'for the united States". The one that says 'of the United States' was the one put in place when the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Inc took over in 1871 and at the same time disposed the original 13th amendment.
This is how they keep us on the corporate string. They use half truths and cohesion contracts to make us believe we are free yet keep us slaves to the corporation formed by Lincoln.
PS: I also signed that pledge many times over my 27 years of service. Unknowingly sacrificing my children's Yahweh given rights for another 6 years of pay.