Southern conservatism is considered an enigma when juxtaposed against the bipartisan political configuration having been imposed upon us since the beginning of the American experiment. The candor of its echoed sentiment as a past relic meets the ears of many contemporary Americans with halted sails as its message could never penetrate their intellect. When the essence of its subject is given the slightest credence, however an anomaly it may be, the human condition is realized, and a shred of faith is foisted upon the social order as a revelation has occurred within his egg-shelled mind. This revelation comes not in the form of a plank of a political platform, nor as novel policy initiative (as is the preferred methodology considered by our latest political elite.) Rather southern conservatism reforms its inheritor through a philosophical means that stands exterior to any political class, party, or from any linear or spectral delineations of any given political ideology. Southern conservatism is an understanding of the natural transmission of government and community whereas a symbiotic relationship is erected to progress the human condition, as which are the ends the relationship hopes to effectuate. As John C. Calhoun in his Disquisition on Government stated, “herein is to be found the principle which assigns power and liberty their proper spheres and reconciles each to the other under all circumstances. For, if power be necessary to secure to liberty the fruits of its exertions, liberty, in turn, repays power with interest, by increased population, wealth, and other advantages, which progress, and improvement bestow on the community. By thus assigning to each its appropriate sphere, all conflicts between them cease; and each is made to co-operate with and assist the other, in fulfilling the great ends for which government is ordained.”
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All five Republicans on the State Board of Education voted against the measure that member Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson, the most vocal opponent of the new standards, deems divisive and overtly political. Yet the seven Democrats on the Board are not backing off their drive to transform education, and American history specifically, into the Woke version necessary to advance their cause.
Those members, like the Radical Leftist James Ford, contend that the days of hailing American exceptionalism are gone because America is “getting browner.” He shares the delusion that the traditional education curriculum presents America as flawless, and the interest in presenting it has inherently and systemically racist.
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President Trump had the very best of intentions with The President's Advisory 1776 Commission and its 45 page report that came out in January, 2021 and was the first thing removed from the White House website by Joe Biden.
The Democrats don't want anybody thinking America is a great country as in MAGA. The hate that holds the Democrat Party together is not only hate of most of the "deplorable" United States population (which must be diluted by the foreign hordes of new Democrat voters that Biden waved through on day one), but hate of the founding of America, itself, as a place where all men and women are created equal.'
Let’s take stock of our situation right now as a nation:
-Many people (including myself) believe that the 2020 election was stolen.
-The country is in a state of unconstitutional lock-down for an inflated virus.
-The political oligarchy in this country no longer represents the will of the people.
-One half of the country thinks the other half has no right to speak.
-Government approval ratings are reportedly at record lows.
-Intelligence agencies allegedly spy on the people.
-Government as a whole lies to the people.
-The media and the internet are censored.
-There are armed troops surrounding the capitol.
-The current regime hates the 2nd Amendment.
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The allegation, provided without a shred of empirical evidence that the US military is overrun by hate groups and extremists, has been made for weeks. Here’s a sampling from just the past month:
Politico. The military has a hate group problem. But it doesn’t know how bad it’s gotten.
WBUR (Boston NPR). Extremism In The Military And How To Root It Out
Defense One. How to Root Out Extremism in the U.S. Military
Military Times. The military knows it has a problem with domestic extremists, white supremacists
New York Times. Pentagon Accelerates Efforts to Root Out Far-Right Extremism in the Ranks
But the degree to which this narrative foretold future events became evident when the FBI was permitted to perform background checks, including reviews of social media, of the 20,000 or so National Guardsmen called up to defend Joe Biden’s Washington, DC, against some imagined threat (more Security Theater, like the predicted attacks on state capitols). See U.S. Defense Officials Fear Insider Attack From National Guard Service Members Ahead of Inauguration.
This was an unconscionable affront to the US military.
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THERE WAS NO INSURRECTION IN DC ON 01/06. NONE, NADA, ZIP. There was a brief INSURRECTION also occurred in numerous locations here and world wide, over the self induced death by overdose of a career felon in Minneapolis. Billions in damage, lives destroyed, insurance and personal losses yet to be totaled. Nothing was done.
INSURRECTION DID occur in Seattle and Portland, among others. Dozens died, billions in damage, no arrests of any players. 01/06 saw a cop die hours after the event of unknown causes, and no evidence ties his death to anyone or anything at the event. One of ours was shot to death by one of theirs. No charges will be filed. Admittedly, she was pushing the line.
Some of us lived through the tumultuous years of the '60s, '70's, '80s and we KNOW INSURRECTION when we see it. Some of us remember Munich, some of us remember Red Army Faction, Red Brigades, Action Directe, IRA, bombs, blood, brains and and boots in the streets. Some of us remember who planted the bombs in the Senate wing of the Capitol building.
Now, the enemy controls the information flow, so the great stupid mass, lumbering along under their Mask of Submission, their burka of stupidity are buying the bullshit being slung at them by the MSM - Manure Spreading Machine.
Think about it, ducky, 450,000,000 guns in the hands of 100,000,000 citizens. You'll know when the real insurrection happens.
Choosing to join the union was clearly a voluntary decision made by each of the sovereign states with the consent of their citizens. It follows, therefore, that each state retained the constitutional authority to modify or disobey unconstitutional laws and even to leave the union as long as the proposed remedy is not specifically prohibited by the Constitution. Our founders did, in fact, give us the tools to combat the unconstitutional usurpation of power by the federal government, namely, nullification (including jury nullification), interposition, and secession, all of which they expected to be invoked by a moral, informed body of sovereign citizens in each sovereign state.
A friend related a recent experience that parodied America’s past and could possibly predict our nation’s future.
Several years ago, I joined a group of like-minded people engaged in promoting local business ventures. After reading documents that included a mission statement, membership requirements, and governing structure, I signed up and paid my initiation fees and annual dues. As an active participant, I attended meetings, followed the rules, and worked to achieve our goals. There were a few odd balls and several small cliques, but the overall effort proceeded as promised.
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If you’ve ever filled out a Form 4473, you’re familiar with the Question 11e: “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or other controlled substance?” In case you thought there was any ambiguity with regard to medical marijuana, you were wrong. Indeed, there is a warning in bold right underneath the question that clarifies:
“Warning: The use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been legalized or decriminalized or for medicinal or recreational purposes in the state where you reside.”More @ Ammo.com
A U.S. senator is asking why thousands of National Guard troops remain in the nation's capital weeks after they flooded the city to protect the next U.S. president.
An estimated 25,000 uniformed soldiers were streaming into Washington, D.C. for Joe Biden’s inauguration and now, two weeks later, approximately 7,000 are still there.
“We don't need 7,000 National Guardsmen here,” Sen. Tom Cotton, speaking on the “Washington Watch” program, told host Tony Perkins. “We shouldn't turn the Capitol into an armed fortress or an armed camp."
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The American Civil Liberties’ Union (ACLU) issued a Twitter thread Wednesday that claimed to offer facts debunking four myths about trans people in school sports.
“Attacks on trans youth in sports are showing up in dozens of state legislatures nationwide,” the thread begins. “These bans are discriminatory, harmful, and unscientific.”The ACLU went on to explain that, first of all, “trans girls are girls,” and that the idea of sex being rooted in biology is a “myth.”
“There is no one way for our bodies to be,” they wrote. “Women, including women who are transgender, intersex, or disabled, have a range of different physical characteristics. Biological sex and gender are not binaries. There are no set hormone ranges, body parts, or chromosomes that all people of a particular sex or gender have.”
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First, a repost of a piece I wrote years ago on cash markets decoupling from the futures and derivatives markets, specifically in the context of metals. I have not changed anything, but I have bolded the key, key points.
This just in over the transom today, 3 February, ARSH 2021:
“The silver short squeeze in physical silver at present is unprecedented. Even so, the spot price of paper silver is not even close to the real physical equilibrium price of silver. BullionStar may soon have no option but to abandon setting prices based on silver spot price altogether and move to fixed prices.”More @ Barnhardt
The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security has issued a National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin due to a heightened threat environment across the United States, which DHS believes will persist in the weeks following the successful Presidential Inauguration. Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition,as well as other perceived grievances fueled by false narratives, could continue to mobilize to incite or commit violence
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