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Government Tyranny: A Greater Threat to Liberty Than Muslim Terrorists

Obama scrambles to hold onto defense jobs – for now. To be sure, after November elections, he will lay the ax to DOD spending. Why?

Do you remember his famous statement, when he said he wants to create “a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the U.S. military, to advance his “objectives” for America? I do and I hope you will never forget, either. Here his plans from his own mouth:

While you were distracted by ObamaCare and other matters, Obama has been assembling his civilian national security force. It’s called the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

How do sworn law enforcement officers differ from soldiers? Law enforcement officers are sworn to uphold the Constitution and laws; soldiers, on the other hand, are sworn to follow orders.

DHS recently awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) contract for 450 million rounds of .223 and .40 caliber hollow-point ammunition. Folks, there aren’t but about 310 million Americans in all 57 states (by Obama’s count).

DHS crotch-groping, property seizing and naked-body scans have now expanded from airports to all public mass transportation: buses and trains.

Even before the expansion to buses and trains, DHS deployed test-bed roadside mobile screening stations on the highways of Tennessee, probably to gauge public reaction before nationwide deployment.

If Obama wins re-election, this is what I expect:

1-Dismantling of DOD forces
2-Rapid and large-scale expansion of DHS forces on our soil
3-Near total economic collapse, an engineered event intended to create national state of emergency
4-Seizures of arms – or at least an attempt at it
5-Riots in America’s streets
6-Racial violence
7-Censorship
8-Expanded government control of American businesses, a la Cuba

How do I know these things? Do I invent these scenarios? No, I just read a lot of credible news about current events.

Not since King George declared martial law over New York and Boston have we experienced a greater threat to our personal liberty.

Action: become an informed citizen by participating in local GOP and TEA Party activities. We must register red-blooded Americans to vote and we must get them to the polls. November elections, if we have them, will be determined by voter turnout.

Why No Jobs? We’re ‘Turning Gold Into Dirt’

Here’s the deal: You’re going to start a business or expand the one you’ve got now. It doesn’t matter what business you’re in – as long as it’s legal.

But, I can’t give you any capital – you have to come up with that on your own.

I won’t give you any labor – that’s definitely up to you. And when you hire employees, I’ll punish you for doing so with a payroll tax and I’ll force you to buy health insurance, according to my specifications, whether you want it or not.

What I will do, however, is demand you follow all sorts of rules about what products and services you can offer, how much (and how often) you pay your employees, and where you’re allowed to operate your business.

That’s my role in the affair: to tell you what to do.”

The Government

The above is an abstract from a Chuck Missler video titled: Why There Are No Jobs In America

What the government wants to punish, it taxes.

  • It’s wrong, in the eyes of government, to be successful, unless you’re an employee of the government or an elected Democrat. The more you make, the more the government confiscates.
  • It’s wrong, in the eyes of government, to hire employees. Not only does the government confiscate employee earnings before the employee sees them, the government also taxes employers for hiring employees.
  • It’s wrong, in the eyes of the government, to build capital essential to growing your business. In the eyes of the government, your money isn’t your property – it’s property of the government.

Manufacturing and services leave behind trash, cuttings, scraps and left-over materials. But, the government, particularly the EPA, will confiscate hard-earned capital if they find anything left behind.

The Bible says, “Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.” – Proverbs 14:4

This proverb basically says, “When you’re productive,providing products and services, there will be trash, cuttings, scraps and left-over materials. But, out of all that stuff left behind, wealth increases.”

Onerous government regulations are the chief reason there are fewer and fewer jobs in America.

The progressives in charge of the Fed attempt to “stimulate the economy” by manipulating currency. Manipulating currency can create altered states of reality, but only for a very short time. Ultimately, as Lea Iacocca said, “Someone has to make something.”

“Rome lived upon its principal till ruin stared it in the face. Industry is the only true source of wealth, and there was no industry in Rome. By day the Ostia road was crowded with carts and muleteers, carrying to the great city the silks and spices of the East, the marble of Asia Minor, the timber of the Atlas, the grain of Africa and Egypt; and the carts brought nothing out but loads of dung. That was their return cargo. “London turns dirt into gold. Rome turned gold into dirt.””

Excerpt from “The Martyrdom of Man,” by Winwood Reade, 1872

Source: The Plight of American Manufacturing, by Richard McCormack

America, like Rome, is turning gold into dirt.

Big Government Is Extremism

By Bill Wilson

As originally published at TheBlaze.com.

One of the most time-honored tricks in politics is the act of accusing your opponent of your own worst crime. Doing so confuses the mass of the population. It allows the trickster to assume the mantle of righteous indignation, wrapping their stern lectures in the aura of high morality. And, of course, it is all a lie, nothing more than a device to try to escape accountability.

This came to mind as I read the ravings of the hard-Left in the “main stream” press. From Krugman to Dionne, the arbiters of what is acceptable socialist thought in America have screamed their buzzword – “extremists.” What has them all worked-up is the possibility that the Supreme Court will follow the Constitution and as much as 69 percent of the American people and throw the Obama healthcare takeover into the trash where it so richly deserves to be.

“Extreme” they yell! Where are the “good Republicans” of the past, those quisling souls who always agreed with the underlying assumptions of the all-powerful centralized state, those “moderates” who were the first to concede to the demands of the Left, who only wanted to make the state “run efficiently”? Where are they? I can tell you – they’re hiding, worried about being defeated in primaries or run out before there were defeated. They never represented the conservative movement.

Dionne can try to rewrite history all he wants but the facts remain – the “good Republicans” he longs for were never more than a fraction of the GOP and today are far less.

For a generation or more, the Left has worked to spin the illusion that there was a consensus in America in favor of the all-powerful, unrestrained, ever-growing federal government. The only debate was a matter of degree, mere nuance. Any true alternative was by definition “extreme.” But this was the greatest lie perpetrated on the American people in the post-World War II era. There was no such consensus and there was in fact no constituency inside the GOP for it. The deep alienation of millions of Americans – Republicans, Independents and yes, Democrats – from their government is a direct result of government pushing the policies of the Big Government Illusion to the exclusion of policies that actually have the support of the people.

Krugman and company view a Supreme Court decision over-turning Obamacare as radical. Millions of Americans view the expansion and distortion of the Commerce Clause of the Constitution as radical bordering on a coup. If this Supreme Court pushes back against the obscenity of the Filber decision and returns the federal government to a limited role in commerce, that is just good common sense.

Likewise, the Left views the budget created by Paul Ryan and passed by the Republican House of Representatives as draconian, they look at a budget that doesn’t result in a balanced budget for more than 25 more years and shed oceans of crocodile tears. Most Americans think spending $1 trillion more than we take in every year as radical to the point of insane.

For most citizens, the size of our national debt is the very definition of extremism. So for Mr. Krugman and his pals, just so you know, the Ryan budget does not cut. The Tom Coburn “Back in Black” budget that cuts $1 trillion a year for the next decade – that’s a cut.

As the “moderates” Dionne and others on the Left so adore have been driven out of the GOP, what has been exposed is deep ideological divisions in America.

The mouthpieces of the status quo want to paper over those divisions, pretend they don’t exist. Failing that, they will engage in drive-by character assassination of the kind we have seen of late. But the divide is real and will continue to grow.

What really scares the Left is the knowledge, deep in their hearts, that the vast majority of Americans oppose and hate their agenda. America wants a truly limited government with harsh restrictions on its powers. America opposes the radical redistribution of resources from those that work to those that don’t. America is sick to death of the race-baiting and poverty pimping from the same people whose policies create poverty and further divide the races. And, America is adamantly opposed to the mutation and distortion of our Constitution for the ideological gain of a few at the price of lost liberties for the People.

So yes, there is extremism in the land. But it lies with the radicals from Harvard and the other elitist brainwashing factories and the self-appointed “experts” of the punditry, not with the American people or those in the GOP who have finally decided to listen to them.

Bill Wilson is the President of Americans for Limited Government.

American Life Under the Watchful Eye of a Police State

Under the guise of “national security” the federal government has essentially nullified Constitutional protection of our natural rights enumerated in the first ten amendments.

Every Citizen a Suspect

Last fall the TSA began testing “TSA Pre√TM”, a pre-screening process that essentially looks deep into the private background of each passenger to asses risk beforehand. TSA says “enables our officers to focus more attention on those passengers we know the least about”. Officers? In no wise do TSA employees fulfill the legal definition of law enforcement officers. Those gropers and molesters who poke your privates are merely uneducated union employees.

Congress recently passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that provides Billion$ for more liberty-robbing checkpoints that will be eventually operative on all American highways. These roadside checkpoints are called VIPR (Virtual Intermodal Protection and Response).

Where is all this “Homeland Security” headed? Look to Cuba for a preview of your future. Cuban blogger Yoani Sánchez writes about life under the watchful eye of a police state.

  Will there be microphones here? You ask me while poking your head into every corner of the room. Don’t worry, I say, my life goes on with my guts on display, letting it all hang out. There is no place dark, closed, private… because I live as if walking through a gigantic X-ray machine. Here is the clavicle I broke as a child, the fight we had yesterday over a domestic trifle, the yellowing letter I keep in the back of a drawer. Nothing saves us from scrutiny, my love, nothing saves us. But today — at least for a few hours — don’t think about the police on the other end of the phone, nor the rounded eye of the camera that captures us. Tonight we are going to believe that only we are curious about each other. Turn off the light and for a moment send them to the devil, disarm their eavesdropping strategies.

With so many resources spent on watching us, we have conjured away from them the primordial facet of our lives. They don’t know, for example, even a single word of that language made for twenty years together, that we can use without parting our lips. They would score a zero on any test to decipher the complex code with which we say the trivial or urgent, the everyday or the extraordinary. Surely none of the psychological profiles they’ve done on us tell how you comb my eyebrows and jokingly warn that I’m going to end up looking like Brezhnev. Our watchers, poor guys, have never read the first song you sang me, much less that poem where you said one day we would go to Sydney or Baghdad. Nor will they forgive us every time we escape from them — without a trace — on the diastole of a spasm.

Like Agent Wiesler in the film The Lives of Others, someone will listen to us now, and not understand us. Not understand why, after arguing for an hour, we come together and share a kiss. The astonished police who follow our steps can’t classify our embraces, and they wonder how dangerous to “national security” are those phrases you say only in my ear. So I propose, my love, that tonight we scandalize them or convert them. Let’s take the ear off the wall and in its place oblige them to scribble on a sheet: “1:30 am, the subjects do whatever they want.”

 

 

This is your future, if you do nothing. Ignorance of our history, our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution facilitates the growth of government. Our people, like so many sheep, “feel safer”. For now, yes. In the near future attitudes will change, but it will be too late.

  Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. – Benjamin Franklin  

Texas Constitutional Amendments – My Choices

Election? What Election?

Ta-dah! We get to vote on something that’s neither Democrat nor Republican. Out of this last Texas legislature came ten proposed amendments to our Texas Constitution. When you vote, you’ll have only to places to mark your responses: FOR and AGAINST. Hopefully, the next legislature will add “HELL NO”.

Early voting opens today, October 24. Election day, the last opportunity to vote, is November 8. In Rockwall County, explore your sample ballots on the County’s website at http://www.rockwallcountytexas.com/index.aspx?NID=628 

So many folks have asked how I will vote, it seemed prudent to just make my votes public by posting a marked-up sample ballot for my precinct 2A. These choices are my own and do not represent any political party or organization. Follow this link to view

Sample Ballot – Texas Constitutional Amendments – My Choices

Please do your own research. As someone once said, opinions are like noses, everyone has one. For further research, check with: