Activist Wisdom from Justin Smith


John R. Houk, Blog Editor

November 15, 2018

Justin Smith has blessed readers (Conservatives) at my Facebook Group Social Media Jail Conversations for Conservatives & Counterjihadists with some very valuable wisdom in two recent posts. The lesson from both posts are – It’s time for Conservatives to flee complacency and learn to be militant advocates for their Patriotism. AFTER ALL the Dems have learned to become militant in their Left Wing (i.e. Marxist socio-political) value system.

 

The first post is a short thought provoker by Justin. The second post is Justin sharing a friend’s post (Kurt Schlichter) originating from Townhall.com.

 

Justin has a bad habit of not titling his Facebook posts in my Group so I get to create one. I’ll be taking the Schlichter post directly from Townhall.com but I am going to precede it with Justin’s intro.

 

Enjoy and become activist minded.

 

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Hear Me My Fellow American Patriots

 

By Justin O. Smith

November 14, 2018 8:44pm

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Hear me My Fellow American Patriots. We are a nation once fortunate and wise; a nation that has nearly half, possibly more, of its people who no longer hold the law in high esteem. We have a republic but, unfortunately, we will not keep it, on this current path. We will lose it all because of what we did, as well as what we did not do. It is completely our fault.

 

On the whole, We have not been diligent, and of late, We have not been honorable. We do not value liberty enough. We lie and we cheat. We corrupt ourselves and we let ourselves become corrupt.

 

As a result of both our shameful complacency and outright failures to uphold truth, honor, liberty, and justice, we have experienced, and will continue to experience, the devastating consequences.

 

Again, we fully deserve what has happened, what is happening now, and what will continue to happen, because of what we did, in addition to what we did not do.

 

It would be so great if our direction could be changed; if we could turn things around, and return our nation back to “good”. Perhaps this could be done now; not because we deserve it but, instead, for the sake of truth, honor, liberty, and justice, once more, and for the sake of America’s Children and Her Children’s Children and generations beyond.

 

Either Constitutional Law will be reestablished in America, and the treasonous cabal of Deep State minions are tried and convicted for their crimes – or – President Trump and company turns out to be a minor speedbump on the final stretch towards the New World Order.

 

Be prepared to take your country back by the bullet. The time is rapidly approaching. Destiny looms; choose your way or it drags you. ~ Justin O Smith

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5 Dumb GOP Mistakes We Better Fix Before 2020

 

By Kurt Schlichter

Nov 15, 2018 12:01 AM

Townhall.com

 

Intro by Justin Smith

From Facebook Group Social Media Jail Conversations for Conservatives & Counterjihadists

Posted 11/15/18 7:04am

 

From My Fine Friend, Kurt Schlichter, on point and accurate as ever in his assessment:

 

 Martha McSally

 

The good thing about screwing up is that you can learn from your mistakes and do better next time. That, of course, assumes you are not a Republican Party official, because the GOP Establishment seems largely incapable of learning from its mistakes.

 

We should try again anyway.

 

We won some races, but we lost a lot more. Losing has one advantage over winning – pain is a better teacher than joy. After all, winning generally teaches you the wrong lessons. It makes you complacent. Look at Texas. The governor did worse than expected; Ted Cruz had a close call, and down ballot the Texas GOP got thrashed. In Texas. With a great economy. Because the Texas GOP got soft from too much winning.

 

Look, there are sometimes reasons for poor performance that are beyond our control. Tex Kennedy poured $70 million into the race, and the Democrat transcriptionist media nearly flooded Houston all over again slobbering all over that skateboarding goof. It’s no surprise that these factors had an effect – I don’t blame Ted Cruz, but I do blame the guys who were supposed to be keeping the Lone Star State red. The Dems went out and mobilized people who had not been mobilized before. The GOP should have done the same with its own people long ago – it should have had its grassroots wired. But it didn’t, because for a couple decades it didn’t need to. Well, it needs to.

 

Lesson One: Never get into the mindset that you can’t lose. Always play like you’re 10 points back, which is what saved Ted Cruz.

 

Let’s look at Arizona. If resumes were competing, Martha McSally, A-10 pilot, would have crushed Pinko Barbie. But resumes don’t run for office; people do. My AZ pal Jon Gabriel has a deep dive post-mortem, but there are some key lessons we have to draw from this ~1 point debacle. McSally is an admirable person who decided to run on “I’m impressive and not one of those conservative kooks” instead of on “Here are the things I stand for that I will get done.” Now, Sinema also ran a campaign based on personality – “I’m nice and oh so moderate.” So why would the average person pick McSally over Sinema if the only difference was “Impressive” versus “Nice?” What was McSally for?

 

Not being either Sinema or a conservative?

 

Hardly inspiring. Here’s an alternative idea. How about you embody the conservative values the GOP base wants? How about you not channel Jeff “18% Approval” Flake by launching Operation Desert Sasse and imitating the gutless weenie vibe of the same dork who you were seeking to replace because the GOP base fired him for not being conservative enough?

 

Trump endorsed her, but like he had a choice. It kind of shows the mindset that led to this fiasco – Well, these conservative dummies will be dazzled by Trump’s thumbs-up of necessity, so we don’t need to pay attention to them. Wrong! McSally had a bloody primary against Kelli Ward and Joe Arpaio – say what you want, but they stood for something, and it was something the GOP voters liked. But did McSally go on stage with the defeated primary candidates to show unity? Not that I know of. I do know she skipped out on conservative events and cancelled appearing on the Mark Levin Show. That is certifiably insane.

 

She ran away from being conservative, and – surprise! – when she looked back the conservatives were not behind her when she needed them. As my new book Militant Normals: How Regular Americans Are Rebelling Against the Elite to Reclaim Our Democracy explains, we’re tired of being disrespected by GOP candidates who seem to find their own voters slightly icky. That 2% edge McSally needed to win was right there for the taking among the Ward and Arpaio fans, but she shunned them. She didn’t want to scare the neurotic suburban mommy demo that these squishes always seem to chase and never quite catch. Falling into that trap was the insight of the out-of-state consultants McSally hired and listened to – diss the people who would vote for you in order to suck up to people who would never vote for you. But those conservatives voted for Governor Ducey, and in droves.

 

Lesson Two: Be for something – specifically, conservatism. Nail down the base by not buying into the Fredocon notion that true conservatives should be ashamed of being conservative.

 

Florida is always close and crazy, being full of Floridians, but we need to understand that the “Why looky here, a whole bunch of new votes” thing is the wave of the future. Today, every blue enclave is Chicago, and if it’s close they will cheat. It’s going to happen. They are already planning on it. Remember, election theft is a part of the Democrat campaign plan just as much as ads about Republicans murdering grandmas; it’s neither an aberration nor a rarity, but a deliberate strategy that has worked in the past. The people who will steal our elections are not Russians; they are the nitwits who are babbling about Russians stealing our elections.

 

Lesson Three: We need to be ready. We need lawyers prepositioned and poised to fight wherever we expect the corruption to happen. And we need to win races outside the margin of fraud.

 

We got slammed below the fold. We lost 300+ stage legislature seats on November 6th. Remember how smug we were about winning 1000+ seats during the Obama years? Change is inevitable, and in a split nation we have to lose some seats sometime, but 300+? Do we have a coherent plan for recovering them? The state government seats are our farm team of future talent and they will have a huge effect on redistricting after the next census. A seat in the Idaho House of People Who Live In Idaho is not as glamorous a US Senate race, but it’s important.

 

Lesson Four: We need to get back in the fight down ballot. Who is the GOP leader in charge of that nationwide? If the answer is “Shrug,” that’s the wrong answer.

 

Finally, we need good candidates. They are out there. The search for our stars in 2020 started November 7, or at least it better have. We need a solid candidate on every ballot. Again, who is the GOP official in charge of recruiting? What is his/her/xir name?

 

And we need to be picky in our primaries. You know the guy who lost to Flattop Jerk in Montana? Turns out he had some baggage those of us out here in the rest of America did not know about. Montanans voted for Trump by pretty big margins; they didn’t turn into SJWs in the last two years. But they felt that liberal creep Jon Tester represented them better than the GOP candidate – why? What were their concerns that our party ignored, that our GOP voters ignored in the primary? Let’s vet our candidates better – not just the party functionaries but those of us who vote in the primaries need to be much more careful.

 

Lesson Five: Candidate quality matters. No more losers.

Losing sucks. But you know what sucks worse? Losing twice in a row. So we Normals need to get militant and demand that our GOP Establishment try something new – like learning from its mistakes.

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Liberty First and Foremost


Justin Smith writes a powerful essay about the dangers of dependence on Big Government by American citizens. A Big Government incidentally, wholly endorsed by the American Democratic Party as a remedy for molding American lives.

 

Molding lives via government is the paradigm goal of Communism to bring an unreachable political utopia devoid of humanity’s Creator and hence devoid of the Creator’s plan of morality bring about the true utopia of the created unified with the very Will of the Creator.

 

Reaching for the unreachable is merely man-think for despotic few to dominate the individual lives of the many duped into doing what they are told … or else.

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Free Men Reject Big Government

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 10/19/2018 1:01 PM

 

The Democratic Party has grown to be the enemy within our country, and the communist Democrats working in federal positions are the same as foreign agents infiltrated into federal agencies, seeking to do whatever is needed to end this republic. However, an equally dangerous enemy is found in a government that no longer adheres to the limits the document that created government imposes upon them, and now, it very nearly does not matter who occupies the seats of power within government, because government itself has become a monster that devours the freedom it was established to protect.

 

Our country is too expansive to be governed effectively by a strong central government without that government becoming tyrannical.

 

If America ever hopes to restore itself anywhere close to the Founding Principles [Blog Editor: Web posts this Editor believes demonstrate the Founding Fathers’ concept of Founding Principles: HERE, HERE, HERE and a very important 2011 essay – HERE], the people of America must place liberty first and foremost on their list of priorities and stop asking government to pass laws that are designed to somehow help them in life. A free man does not need government for anything; they succeed or fail based upon their own merit and accept whatever hand life deals them without asking for any assistance from their government.

 

Sadly and unfortunate for America, far too many of our countrymen — an extremely high percentage — have the mentality that they shouldn’t be required to take care of themselves; that should be the job of the federal government.

 

When we tolerate laws that criminalize the defense of our lives, liberty and property, we make ourselves slaves to those who dictate when and where can defend ourselves. To pass laws which require that a portion of society be required to subsidize the existence of another is also a violation of our right to enjoy the full benefit of the fruits of our labor; i.e. or income. Thomas Jefferson expressed that belief as follows,

 

To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it.

 

Freedom, or liberty, is a two sided coin; you are free to do as you please as long as you don’t restrict others from doing the same. At the same time you and you alone are responsible for the consequences of your decisions and actions. People say they want freedom, and yet, they shun the consequences of their actions, as they seek political candidates who will provide a safety net for them should they fail to achieve success or riches. Much less than freedom, they have embraced the cold chains of serfdom and bowed at the altar of the State, and when you are dependent upon someone or something you are a slave to it.

 

The American people must stop looking to Uncle Sam to do everything for them. Uncle Sam isn’t going to do a damned thing that reduces the power its agents already hold over you; all you can do is put of some kind of barrier that blocks, or nullifies, their ability to exercise that power, unless and until that power grows so obtrusive and repressive that it is intolerable by way of its arbitrary rule and acts of tyranny, rather than representation. At this point, freedom loving Free Born Americans worth their salt will Rise Up In Armed Rebellion.

 

Rather than allow matters to progress to that point, if Americans want to curb the influence of the federal government — Uncle Sam — in their respective States, they do not need to focus their attention upon candidates too focused on attempting to reduce the power wielded by Uncle Sam. Americans must choose and elect candidates who will tell Uncle Sam that he has no jurisdiction in their Sovereign State, especially when our federal government enforces UnConstitutional junk “law”, illegally and extralegally, such as the President Obama’s “Dreamer” executive order, Obamacare, homosexual marriage and abortion.

 

As noted in Section 177 of the 16th American Jurisprudence:

 

“An unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since it’s unconstitutionality dates from the time of its enactment, and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it. An unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed. Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted.

 

Such [Blog Editor: The versions of this quote found by Editor does not have “Such” but rather the word “Since”.] an unconstitutional law is void, the general principles follows that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection and justifies no acts performed under it.

 

A void act cannot be legally consistent with a valid one. An unconstitutional law cannot operate to supersede any existing valid law. Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law of the land, it is superseded thereby.

 

No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it.”

 

Americans must awaken to the fact that our federal government no longer serves the limited purposes for which it was established. It is a government that consistently and regularly encroaches on our rights of life, liberty and property, ignoring or dismissing them altogether, just as we witnessed in recent years, with its attempted overreach on our Second Amendment and numerous violations of the Fourth Amendment and the abuse of Cliven Bundy’s family and the Hammond family and the murder of Robert Lavoy Finicum at the hands of its agents, using force when it has no authority or right to do so.

 

Uncle Sam derives its power by way of our consent. If we simply withdrew that consent, saying “I will no longer comply”, in a unified voice, whenever our federal government violates one of our God-given Inalienable Rights, there wouldn’t be a damned thing they could to about it.

 

If liberty is the primary reason for which all governments should serve to protect, the American people need to place that first and foremost on their list of priorities, so their children’s children and generations beyond will grow up in a land of true freedom and liberty. And they must stop voting for any candidate who seeks to limit liberty, or will not defend liberty to their last dying gasp.

 

by Justin O Smith

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On the Fourth of July, Honoring American Exceptionalism and an Exceptional American, Charles Krauthammer


Intro to ‘On the Fourth of July, Honoring American Exceptionalism and an Exceptional American, Charles Krauthammer

 

Intro by John R. Houk, Editor

July 4, 2018

  

Declaration of Independence excerpt via The Patriot Post:

 

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

 

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. READ THE REST

 

This is the document that began the greatest political experiment in human history. The American Left is brainwashing our children by merely failing to make sure America’s founding documents and founding history are ignored, criticized or disparaged.

 

A duo of authors – Lee Edwards and Elizabeth Edwards Spalding – simultaneously extols our founding principles ignored by the Left and memory of Charles Krauthammer who understood the Liberty America experienced after fighting for OUR Independence from foreign suzerainty.

 

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On the Fourth of July, Honoring American Exceptionalism and an Exceptional American, Charles Krauthammer

 

By Lee Edwards – Elizabeth Edwards Spalding

July 04, 2018 

The Daily Signal

 

In 2012, Charles Krauthammer appeared at an event hosted by The Heritage Foundation. (Photo: Shealah Craighead for The Heritage Foundation.)

Amid all the pomp and parades, the fireworks and other illuminations, the hot dogs and the ice cream, the home runs and the World Cup goals, let us be sure to pause on this Fourth of July holiday and say with grateful hearts and proud voices, “Happy birthday, America!”

 

This land—our land—is 242 years young today.

 

Led by Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Ben Franklin, our Founding Fathers signed a document that raised high the banner of independence and challenged England, at the time the most powerful nation in the world.

 

Remarked one delegate as he signed the Declaration of Independence, “My hand trembles, but my heart does not.”

 

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What was the central idea of this revolutionary declaration that Jefferson, its author, called “an expression of the American mind”? Here is what Charles Krauthammer, the TV commentator and syndicated columnist, said: “America is the only country ever founded on an idea … and the idea is liberty.”

 

Many of us in Washington, D.C., are still lamenting the June 21 death of Krauthammer, who had a commanding grasp of politics, including foreign policy, that sprang from his intellect, his medical training and practice, and his formation in the Jewish tradition.

 

Krauthammer was very much like a Founder. Whether they agreed with him or not, those who knew him commented on his grace, civility, and humor. He combined the character of George Washington, the prudential mind of James Madison, and the wit of Franklin.

 

Asked how he could go from being a speechwriter for Walter Mondale to a political commentator on Fox News, he replied, “I was young once.”  He was a happy warrior even though he dealt with more difficulties—he was a quadriplegic from the age of 22—than most of us can imagine.

 

He could sum up a politician or a historical trend in just a few words. One year into the Obama administration, he wrote, “Fairness through leveling is the essence of Obamaism.” Toward the end of President Barack Obama’s first term, he summed up the four years: “The greatest threat to a robust, autonomous civil society is the ever-growing Leviathan state and those like Obama who see it as the ultimate expression of the collective.”

 

Krauthammer excelled at explaining our times. He coined the phrase “the Reagan Doctrine” to explain President Ronald Reagan’s support of anti-communist forces in Afghanistan and Nicaragua, and extolled Winston Churchill as the 20th century’s most indispensable leader. Paraphrasing the Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, he said, “The free lunch is the essence of modern liberalism.”

 

He was ever generous toward the rising generation. The co-author of this commentary will be always grateful for his support at the start of her academic career. Krauthammer would meet with her students who learned much about politics from him, although nearly all disagreed with him—at least at the beginning.

 

On one occasion, she took her students to see the satirical troupe “Capitol Steps,” and Krauthammer was there with his family, laughing at the anti-conservative sallies.

 

In the introduction to his book “Things That Matter,” Krauthammer referred to Adams and Jefferson and their tempered hopes for the durability of liberty.

 

He was not pessimistic, but realistic, about the future, writing: “The lesson of our history is that the task of merely maintaining strong and sturdy the structures of a constitutional order is unending, the continuing and ceaseless work of every generation.”

 

He was a prime example of someone who knows that man does not live by politics alone. His favorite diversion (after chess) was baseball, specifically the up-and-down, in-and-out, always unpredictable Washington Nationals, about whom he would wax poetic.

 

You get there [to the park], and the twilight’s gleaming, the popcorn’s popping, the kids’re romping, and everyone’s happy. The joy of losing consists in this: Where there are no expectations, there is no disappointment.

 

But Krauthammer, liberal-turned-conservative, psychiatrist-turned-political commentator, expected good things from the people. He wrote of the tea party revolt, “No matter how far the ideological pendulum swings in the short term, in the end, the bedrock common sense of the American people will prevail.”

 

In his final column, he wrote: “I believe that the pursuit of truth and right ideas through honest debate and rigorous argument is a noble undertaking. I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation’s destiny.”

 

Of course, his was not a small, but rather a leading, role, one that will serve as a model for those with the right ideas who take up the responsibility of keeping this exceptional nation on the road to liberty.

 

So—along with “Happy Birthday, America!”—we say to Charles Krauthammer, a mentor and an inspiration who will be missed beyond measure: “May God bless you and keep you.”

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Marxism, the classless society and history


The supposed draw that unites global humanity under Marxism is a paradise of a classless society. To achieve this Marxist paradise the current lower classes under the thumb of the slaving upper wealth classes, must endure degrees dictatorship of the Proletariat (lower) classes that weeds out those self-starting independent-minded entrepreneurs that better themselves and thus the society the entrepreneurs live in.

 

This so-called beneficent dictatorship must use brutal totalitarian means to achieve the classless Marxist society. I am guessing the dumbed-down idiots think (or deceive themselves) periods of totalitarian brainwashing that ends Liberty-minded Rights to tow the line of the State (the enigmatic Proletarian dictatorship) is cool (it has been rumored that millennials attracted to Marxism use “lit).

 

Lester DeKoster writing for Acton.org in more academic terms than I can present, demonstrates the idiocy of the pipe-dream of a classless society.

 

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Marxism, the classless society and history

By LESTER DEKOSTER 

APRIL 04, 2018

Acton Institute

 

Marx always insisted that he derived his system from a careful study of history. Marxists are fond of insisting that they think “concretely,” which means they always stick to the facts. That this is not really the case may be shown by an illustration.

 

Let us suppose that a student of Marxism grasps the truth that the concept of the classless society, the earthly paradise, is not only the capstone of Marxist theory but is also the capstone of Marxist propaganda. It is this vision which distinguishes Marxism from other forms of violent social criticism, like, say, anarchism, which has never been a serious contender for men’s allegiance. Sensing, then, that Marxism draws much of its propa­ganda appeal, both consciously and unconsciously, from the concept of a perfect society, the critic begins to examine that idea in some detail.

 

He finds, first of all, as we have noted, that the Marxist is very vague about the whole notion of the classless society. Marx hardly discussed it systematically. Lenin generalized about it, and Stalin was much too busy explaining its delayed arrival to wish to theorize concerning it. If the critic presses the matter, and asks for more detail, he learns that the Communist draws no blueprints of the classless society now. Why? Well, basically because he cannot. Why not? Because it is impossible to do so in current language and thought-forms. Once more, why not? Because the very concepts and language which men now employ are fashioned by the environment of class struggle out of which they, like all spiritual forms, arise. Our very habits of thought are conditioned by class struggle. This is true because, Marx taught, matter always controls the forms of logic, psychology, and language. This is simply materialism.

 

Therefore the language, logic, and thought-forms of history as we live it cannot apply to the new society, where there will be no struggle. Thought-forms on this side of the revolution do not apply to life on the other side. History has in this sense no claim on the classless society—the same history, of course, from which Marx claimed to draw his certainty that the classless so­ciety would be achieved.

 

Suppose, in the second place, that the critic insists that there must be something to be learned about the classless society on this side of the revolution, and points out that the Marxist him­self does, after all, talk and think about it. And suppose that the critic proceeds to argue that communist experiments have been tried and found wanting, and communal enterprises have often failed; he then tries to apply the causes of these failures, as he understands them, to the idea of the classless society. What then?

 

He finds that the Marxist rejects abruptly all analogies drawn from history. Why? Because the classless society is, you will recall, strictly speaking beyond history. History as we know it, gov­erned by the dialectic and conducive to struggle, will cease when the classless society comes into being. This being so, all argument drawn from present history cannot apply to post-history, to the classless society. The Marxist will not be bound by the lessons of history, the same history which is supposed to validate Marxism. . . .

 

Or, finally, the critic draws one last arrow from his quiver. He seeks to project conclusions drawn from the nature of man himself into the new society. If man is like this, then in the classless society he must react like that, and so on. Briskly the Communist reminds him that the only “man” history knows is the victim of class struggle, whether he be of the proletariat or of the bourgeoisie. This kind of man will not exist in the class­less society. Therefore any inference drawn from the one kind of man will not necessarily, or even probably, apply to the other. In judging the classless society, the Marxist accepts no responsi­bility to what history or introspection teach concerning the nature of mankind.

 

In summary, the Marxist denies that any aspect of history as we now know it can be used as a standard of judgment in the discussion of the classless society. This places him in an enviable argumentative position, or, rather, this removes the concept of the classless society out of the realm of argument altogether. The idea of the classless society becomes amorphous enough to be all things to all Marxists, and nothing to all critics. Between it and history there is, in reality, no logical passage at all. On this subject the Communist and the anti-Communist volley their charges over a bottomless gulf—the chasm which divides history from post-history.

 

This chasm between the dispensations is important. It repre­sents for Marxism (though no Marxist puts it so) that hill which in Pilgrim’s Progress is where the great burden of historical evil drops away. This infinite gulf between history and the classless society is for Marxism the unintentional recognition that man must pass through the infinite, in some sense, before he can enter “heaven.” The complete break which Marxist theory makes be­tween history and the new society means, in fact, that man as he is will never get into the new world unaided.

 

It is quite inconceivable how a Marxist who lived before and through the revolution could enter the classless society. How could he, in reality, put on the “new man” in lieu of the man who had been formed by all the tensions of class struggle? And if he brought into the new society any of the vestiges of the old, they could become germs from which evil might once more develop.

 

It is provocative how closely the Marxist position parallels Christian doctrine. It is Christian teaching that nothing of his­tory shall enter unchanged into heaven. It is Marxist doctrine that nothing of history pertains to the classless society. But in Christianity the “new man” of heaven will be the “old man” reborn. The continuity is not broken. This rebirth, however, is not the work of the man, but the work of God.

 

Marxism, based as it is on philosophical materialism, has no concept of rebirth. At some point in history, the same persons who make the revolution, who staff and support the dictatorship of the proletariat, are supposed to enter the classless society. The fact that that process is presumed to be gradual obscures but does not lessen the tension which holds between things of “this” history and things of “that” post-history. The Marxist who makes that fateful crossing from history into post-history would leave his very self behind, for that self has been nurtured on the thought, the logic, the passions, the struggles, and the material realities of history. Without these, what kind of self, on Marxist grounds, remains? . . .

 

To escape historical evil the selves which now live and act in history would have to be destroyed. So long as the self of man is not regarded as sui generis, that is, a particular after its own kind, but rather as derivative from the material substratum which forms it, that self must disappear if the material undergoes radical change. This means that the men who conduct the revolution, who staff and support the dictatorship of the proletariat, could not enter the promised land. Nor could their children, born in the context of struggle. The gulf between history and post-history is fixed, and affords no crossing. This is instructive. It means simply that man cannot save himself.

 

This article is an excerpt from Communism & Christian Faith, with a new introduction by Pavel Hanes (Grand Rapids, MI: Christian’s Library Press, 2018), 67–71.

 

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RYAN BUNDY’S OPENING STATEMENT IS SOMETHING EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO HEAR!


Ryan Bundy, left, walks out of federal court with his wife Angela Bundy, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Las Vegas. Ryan Bundy, along with his father Cliven Bundy, brother Ammon Bundy, and co-defendant Ryan Payne, are accused of leading an armed standoff in 2014 against government agents in a cattle grazing dispute. (AP Photo/John Locher)

 

On November 24, 2017 Tim Brown writing for Freedom Outpost covered the opening statement of Ryan Bundy in his trial for not allowing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to seize the Bundy family cattle herd under the disputed charge of not paying grazing fees. Brown’s article is fairly exhaustive meaning long.

 

Lawrence Cloverfield took Brown’s post and abbreviated to the most outstanding portions of Ryan Bundy’s opening statement and posted at Steadfast and Loyal on November 28. Cloverfield adds a video that begins with Ryan being released from jail for the first time in two years on bail. NOTE that Ryan has been incarcerated since his arrest in Oregon over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge standoff where Ryan and standoff leader Ammon Bundy were both found NOT GUILTY.

 

In case you are wondering how Ryan gave a trial opening statement rather than his attorney, Ryan Bundy is acting his own defense. Conventional wisdom has it that when one represents one’s own self has a fool for a client. And yet, reading the opening statement you will be quite impressed. Indeed, it is my humble opinion that the Ryan Bundy opening statement might go down as one of the great speeches against a U.S. government exploiting citizens rather than protecting the guaranteed Constitutional Rights in the Bill of Rights (1st ten amendments).

 

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RYAN BUNDY’S OPENING STATEMENT IS SOMETHING EVERY AMERICAN NEEDS TO HEAR!

 

By LAWRENCE CLOVERFIELD

NOVEMBER 28, 2017

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THE HUGE BUNDY TRAIL [sic] BEGAN JUST TWO WEEKS AGO AND MANY PEOPLE HAVE GLAZED OVER THE WORDS OF RYAN BUNDY. IT’S BROUGHT THOSE FEW WHO ARE IN THE KNOW TO TEARS AND MAKES YOU REALIZE THAT BUNDY LOVES HIS FAMILY, AND HIS COUNTRY.

 

Ryan Bundy, acting as his own attorney, told the court that the federal government — not his family — broke the law.

 

Opening arguments in the Bundy trial finally began on Nov. 14, after being postponed when a federal judge said she wanted evidentiary issues resolved beforehand.

 

Federal prosecutors are trying Cliven Bundy, along with his sons and others for their role in a “massive armed assault” conspiracy targeting federal agents in a landmark case that’s become known as Bunkerville.

 

Without further ado (I’ll be grabbing bits and pieces of it but will provide a link to the entire thing for your reading pleasure):

 

“My family has been on that land 141 years, my pioneer ancestors settled there in 1877 – there was nothing there. They carved out a living… they brought a horse and wagon and some provisions… this case, the government mentioned is “not about rights”, but it is – those rights do mean something – rights are created through beneficial use.”

 

“When my ancestors arrived, undoubtedly the horse would need a drink, so they led him to the water and that is beneficial use. The horse and perhaps a cow that had been led behind the wagon need to eat some brush in the hills, that is beneficial use. That established rights. The water rights are real! So real, the State of Nevada has a water rights registry including livestock watering rights.”

 

“A law was created to protect those rights. The water rights that my father owns were first registered in 1891 by the State of Nevada – the State of Nevada is important, a sovereign state, its own unit, which entered the union in 1864. It entered equal to the original states, it is its own entity and state laws are important.”

 

“My family and I are charged with some grievous things and they are not true and evidence will show they are not; force, manipulation, extortion, violent—my family is not a violent family and I am not a violent man. For 20+ years we turned to local law enforcement. Rights are real property. The fact is that we create government to protect rights.”

 

“To have rights you must claim, use and defend… man only has rights he is willing to claim, use and defend. There is a difference between rights and privileges. Rights you own. Privilege is afforded. Like renting or owning a house. Government asserts there are no rights, only privileges and unless we pay, we can’t be there. The State of Nevada says differently. These are my father’s rights. Everything we have comes from the land. That is wealth, not the dollar bill. The things we use all come from the land. Who controls the land, controls the wealth.”

 

“We create government to preserve and serve us. These are some of the beliefs of my family. That we have said we will do whatever it takes to defend is not a threat, it is a statement. Being right here before you today is part of doing whatever it takes. The Founding Fathers pledged whatever it would take… their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor, to defend rights. With the evidence you will see that is what we were doing; there was no conspiracy to impede, to harm… but, to protect our heritage that our pioneer ancestors established. We were attacked, surrounded by what appeared to be mercenaries, snipers pointed directly at me. You will hear a report from a sniper that he was keeping watch of me in my van, with my wife and two of my daughters with me.”

 

“Our ranch – children are always welcome – it is a place to play, play in the river, the pond, chase or hunt rabbits, burn your toes in the hot sand in summer—always free. Never before did we feel like someone was always watching. In early spring of 2014 we felt like someone was always watching… the dogs were watching the hills, when you are always with a dog you get to know what they are saying with their bark… you can tell by their bark what they are seeing… surveillance cameras on one hill, but the dog looking at another and growling… (tearfully) This is not what America is supposed to be. Supposed to be a land of liberty. The Founding Fathers fought and bled so we wouldn’t have to and now we find ourselves in a similar situation.”

 

“They say this issue is over grazing fees… it’s terrible, terrible, he must be a freeloader – it’s only rhetoric – I’ll tell you why – You don’t pay rent when you own your home! We own those rights! Not the land, I know we don’t own the land, but access…you and others have rights on that land. We own water and grazing rights. We don’t pay rent for something we own.”

 

“What is this about? The court orders. They say my father had an opportunity in the courts. The court wouldn’t consider states rights. They have forgotten they are servants of the people. We the people are the sovereign and ultimately, we the people are the government formed to meet needs that are better met by a group than by individuals. We are not slaves. We need to remember that. I think that’s forgotten. The definition of freedom is lost in America. When we have to have a license or ask permission to do everything, we are subjects.”

 

[…]

 

“I love my family. I love them. I love this land. I love freedom. I am from the State of Nevada. I’m a true Nevadan. I mentioned before that Nevada became a state on Oct. 31st and we always got out of school on that day… I always thought we got out because it was my birthday. I’m a true Nevadan. I believe you are, too, and love freedom as much as I do. Freedom’s not being lost overseas – it’s lost right here at home in our back yards, our front yards. Until we are willing to do whatever it takes, liberty will be, is being lost. We are not anti-government! Government has its proper place and duties to perform. I want government to do its job. Nothing more. Nothing less. When government does more or less than its job, it becomes the criminal. When government damages our rights, it becomes the criminal. When someone harms or damages another’s life, liberty or property that is the definition of a criminal. Extortion, violence, pointing guns – everything we are charged with, they were doing and thousands of people came running – the world knew about this – China, Ireland (they sent us a flag), New Zealand and other countries – why? Because America stood for freedom and has for years and the world is interested in seeing how America (emotional) will deal with freedom. The world wants to know. The American people said, “yes, we will stand for freedom. Government, you’ve gone too far and we will put a stop to it.””

 

“Evidence will show my father and my brothers are innocent men. We need you to put on that paper that we are not guilty. You are the twelve to represent us, peers, equals, people…we the People.”

 

“Guns…lots of guns…scary…camo…freedom of speech…also, the right to bear arms, the second amendment…a militia was necessary. What is a militia? It is defined in the law. U.S. Code defines militia: “all able bodied men 17-45 years of age”. How many of you are a member of the militia? State of Nevada extended that and includes men up to the age of 64. How many of you now are a member of the Nevada militia? There is the organized militia, the National Guard and the unorganized militia – everyone else. Why did the Founding Fathers include the second amendment? Was it for duck hunting? No…no! Militia is mentioned six times in the Constitution. Such a small document and few things are mentioned more than the militia; the central government of this union and yet media or whatever wants to put a bad face on militia. Why did militia come to Bundy Ranch? To peacefully assemble, redress of grievances. No one was harmed except Davey, Ammon and Margaret. You will not see in evidence that we ever harmed anyone! They attack and we turned the other cheek. We were peaceful—insistent? Yes! And, Yes! Demanding. These men, these people did not come to seek an opportunity to point guns at the government. Hundreds, even thousands of people we didn’t know. That’s exemplary. These people came to do good. To protect me, to save my life. I had a sniper pointing at me, 200 armed men surrounding my home, my family (tearfully) Ryan Payne has been portrayed as a bad man. Evidence will show otherwise. He saved my life. He saved my life. Others came. I didn’t even meet most of them until I was in jail with them, may have seen them in passing, but I didn’t know them until jail. I honor and thank them now! I thank all who came. We only have rights we are willing to fight for. You’ll see evidence that I was nearly always with the sheriff or a deputy – always in communication with them – I was side-by-side with Lombardo.”

 

“Thank you for coming, for being here. I will still do whatever it takes. This is not a threat, it is determination. I love my freedom. Listen to the still small voice to discern between truth and error. The indictment and grand jury testimony is full of lies. Truth has been blocked in previous trials. Listen closely – we will try to get you the truth. The truth will set me free and I’m counting on you to help me see that.”

 

“I invite you to our ranch. I recognize your right to use the land. We want you to come and enjoy it. I thank you for this time. Please find me not guilty and these other men not guilty. Stand up for freedom. Thank you.”

 

VIDEO: Ryan Bundy Released At Start of Bunkerville Standoff Trial

 

[Posted by End Times News Report

Published on Nov 14, 2017

 

On the eve of the Bunkerville Standoff Trial, defendant Ryan Bundy was released from jail after nearly 2 years of incarceration – despite still not having been found guilty of any crime.

 

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One Belief that should Unite Left & Right


John R. Houk

© October 5, 2017

 

I am on the email list of ex-Muslim Maryam Namazie. She resides in the UK. I don’t often cross post info from Ms. Namazie because she not only an ex-Muslim, I get the impression she is anti-religion in general representing the values of Leftist Secular Humanism.

Her views on Islam are notable as to exposing the reality of Islamic theopolitical ideology. Since I believe and follow the values of Biblical Christianity. I am quite certain this would rub Ms. Namazie to a sense of unpleasantness toward me.

 

Nevertheless, this particular email alerts about the existence of International Blasphemy Day. That’s a big finger point to how Islam treats those who have disagreed with Sharia Law. If you violate Sharia particularly as to relating to their moon deity Allah, Muhammad or departing away from Islam; is a violation that labels you a blasphemer worthy of death.

 

Although the day was initiated over the insane Muslim response to cartooning Muhammad in Danish news periodicals such as Jyllands-Posten, the day has been managed by atheist Secular Humanists against all religions. This means Christians are as much a target for ridicule as Muslims. The major difference being Christians don’t go out on murderous rampages as a Muslim would offended over an ascertained blasphemy.

 

Here is a bit of a bio from Maryam Namazie’s webpage:

 

Maryam Namazie is a political activist, campaigner and blogger.

 

She is the Spokesperson for Fitnah – Movement for Women’s Liberation, Equal Rights NowOne Law for All Campaign against Sharia Law in Britain and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain. She hosts a weekly television programme in Persian and English called Bread and Roses broadcast in Iran and the Middle East via New Channel TV.

 

She is on the International Advisory Board of the Raif Badawi Foundation for Freedom; Humanist Laureate at the International Academy of Humanism, Central Committee member of the Worker-communist Party of Iran; National Secular Society Honorary Associate; Honorary Associate of Rationalist International; Emeritus Member of the Secular Humanist League of Brazil; a Patron of London Black Atheists and Pink Triangle Trust and a member of the International Advisory Board of Feminist Dissent.

 

The Islamic regime of Iran’s media outlets has called Namazie immoral and corrupt and did an ‘exposé’ on her entitled ‘Meet this anti-religion woman‘.

 

Maryam was a character in DV8 Physical Theatre’s Can We Talk About This?, which deals with freedom of speech, censorship and Islam.

 

She was awarded Atheist of the Year by Kazimierz Lyszczynski (2014); Journalist of the Year at the Dods Women in Public Life Awards (2013); selected one of the top 45 women of the year by Elle magazine Quebec (2007); one of 2006’s most intriguing people by DNA, awarded the National Secular Society’s Secularist of the Year Award (2005); selected ‘Iranian of the Year’ by Iranian.com readers (1997 and 1998); International Rescue Committee medal recipient (1988); and received the Julia B. Friedman Humanitarian Award (1987).

 

In the past few years, she has (Biography; MaryamNamazie.com; © 2015)

 

Except relating to Islam, Namazie is the kind of person that wants to transform the world into a Secular Humanist Marxist utopia. This translates into a despotic dictatorship where people are told how to live for the good of State principles and ideologies.

 

In the name of Multiculturalism, the global Left is brainwashing people into accepting Islam as an equal ideology in society because the Leftist elite are fully aware Islam will destroy the West’s heritage built upon the foundation of Greek, Roman, Judaism and Christian influences that has developed into a society of humanity which individual Liberty.

 

The Freedom that Liberty provides individuals drives both Islamic and Leftist ideologues nuts. Thus both ideologies are watching their backs due to their differences while advantage is being taken place Biblical Western Values.

 

The ideologues of the Left appear clueless of Islamic history and the 270 million people murdered since a guy named Muhammad synthesized religious ideologies to form a monotheistic death-cult that initially enriched Islamic prophet with personal wealth, sex slaves and brutal despotism to all those opposed to him.

 

To be honest the globe’s Marxist Left has done their share of murders in the name of forming a fake utopia. The Left’s heinous murders covered up from their populace knowing the revulsion it would cause. Islam could care less about a non-Muslim’s revulsion of the slaughter of people in the name of Allah/Muhammad.

 

It is my opinion Leftist-Marxists will lose to rabid Muslim culture of death because they brain wash devoted followers. Marxists are only capable of brainwashing a few disciples that will oppress the majority of humanity. The majority would eventually overthrow the despots as history has shown.

 

Unfortunately, the Muslim brainwashing tact turns the majority into the minority who become helpless servants of Islam. If you look at history, the Middle East and North Africa were Christians. After the Muslim conquest, oppression caused the majority to grow weary and transform to the darkside of theopolitical Islam for a better life for the sake of families. Islam actually became a viable choice.

 

Marxism has little interest – no matter what a Communist might tell you – to transform the hearts and minds into a global community. Rather Marxism relies on controlling society through promoting fear inside the community. Meaning no one really knows who is an authentic friend or foe.

 

As a simple matter of choice, the global Left should adopt an anti-Islam paradigm for the fear of Muslim rulers wiping the memory Marxism as they did to Christianity in the Middle East and North Africa.

 

JRH 10/5/17

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Sent By Maryam Namazie

Email Sent 10/5/2017 1:28 AM

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International Blasphemy Day has just past. Watch this inspiring video made by ex-Muslims in various countries: The Future Belongs to Blasphemers.

 

[Blog Editor: below is the video from the above link but not embed in the email.]

 

VIDEO: The Future Belongs to the Blasphemers – a Message from Ex-Muslims

 

Posted by Nano GoleSorkh

Published on Sep 30, 2017

 

Also see the world’s first group bodypaint captured by both ground and drone in solidarity with ex-Muslims.

 

[Blog Editor: Here is the “bodypaint” video from the above link. I don’t really get the body paint thing. My guess, it has something to with Secular Humanist ex-Muslims.]

 

VIDEO: Bodypainting in Solidarity with Ex-Muslims and CEMB

 

Posted by Nano GoleSorkh

Published on Sep 30, 2017

 

Created as a finale to the groundbreaking International Conference on Freedom of Conscience and Expression, the largest gathering of ex-Muslims in history, this is the world’s first group bodypaint captured by both ground and drone. Conceived by award-winning bodypainter Victoria Gugenheim in support of and solidarity with ex-Muslims and the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB).

 

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Some will ask why we must celebrate blasphemy when it is “hurtful” and “offends”.

 

The answer is simple:

 

Because people can be killed for blaspheming and human life is more important than hurt sensibilities and offence.

 

As the Jordanian atheist, Mohammed Al Khadra said at the largest gathering of ex-Muslims in history, “Where are your priorities? While we die, you are all thinking about Islamophobia?

 

Islamophobia is a political term used to scaremonger people into silence; it imposes de facto blasphemy and apostasy laws where none exist. Where such laws exist, there are no accusations of “Islamophobia” but rather imprisonment, persecution and execution.

 

Another speaker at the July conference, Zineb El Rhazoui, who survived the attack on Charlie Hebdo because she was back in Morocco says “the right to blasphemy [marks] the boundary between barbarism and civilisation.”

 

As the new edition of CEMB’s publication: “The Political and Legal Status of Apostates in Islam” shows, it is especially dangerous for ex-Muslims living under Sharia.

 

CEMB is organising a protest at the Pakistani and Iranian embassies in London on 10 November to highlight a number of cases facing the death penalty such as that of Sina Dehghan, Soheil Arabi and Ayaz Nizami.

 

We are also campaigning for activists like Iraqi atheist Karrar Al Afsoor who has fled to Greece where he is being detained in awful conditions.

 

Despite the targeted persecution and slaughter of freethinkers, though, it is we who are still being blamed for the threats we receive and even when we are murdered – like the woman whose rape is blamed on the length of her skirt.

 

We are outrageously even compared to Nazis for marching for LGBT and ex-Muslim rights at Pride in London by “progressives” who prefer to side with Islam and Islamism than with dissenters. (As an aside, Pride in London is still deciding whether to allow CEMB back at Pride next year given complaints(!) by the homophobic East London Mosque. CEMB has called on Pride to do the right thing.)

 

Spokesperson Maryam Namazie exposed the hypocrisy, double standards and racism of lower expectations at the 40th convention of the Freedom from Religion Foundation when she accepted the Freedom from Religious Fundamentalism award.

 

Thankfully, there are many who continue to support our work and the right to freedom of conscience and expression. This support has meant a great deal to us and enabled us to continue the important work we do.

 

Please continue to support us via donations (no matter how small), volunteering your skills (we especially need help with film editing and graphic design), as well as attending our protests and events. Sadia Hameed and Maryam are speaking at a number of events in Belgrade, Cambridge, Koln, Massachusetts, Melbourne, Nottingham, Pennsylvania and Rome.

 

In London, at our monthly meet-ups, we have everything from an ex-Muslim art workshop to “coming out parties” for ex-Muslims who decide to go public.

 

We hope you can join us at some of our events, including our 10 December End-Year event with food, drinks, speeches, music and dancing. Get your tickets to join us as soon as you can.

 

By the way, Deeyah Khan’s film, Islam’s Nonbelievers, [Blog Editor: I am posting this 46-minute document about UK ex-Muslims at the end of this cross post] which was about the work of CEMB and the situation of ex-Muslims in Britain and internationally has been shortlisted for the Asi an Media Awards in Investigative Journalism.

 

Thanks again for your support.

 

Looking forward to hearing from you or seeing you at some of our events.

 

Warmest wishes,

Maryam Namazie
Sadia Hameed
Spokespersons
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VIDEO: Exposure: Islam’s Non Believers (2016)

 

Posted by Abdullah Begg

Published on Oct 23, 2016

 

Documentary focusing on Ex-Muslims in Britain and the discrimination they can face.

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The Future Belongs to Blasphemers

 

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We, the undersigned individuals and organisations, call on the UK government to bring an end to the use and institutionalisation of Sharia and all religious laws and to guarantee equal citizenship rights for all.

 

Sharia law is discriminatory

 

Sharia Councils and Muslim Arbitration Tribunals are discriminatory, particularly against women and children, and in violation of universal human rights.

 

Sharia law is unfair and unjust in civil matters

 

Proponents argue that the implementation of Sharia is justified when limited to civil matters, such as child custody, divorce and inheritance. In fact, it is civil matters that are one of the main cornerstones of the subjugation of and discrimination against women and children. Under Sharia law a woman’s testimony is worth half that of a man’s; a woman’s marriage contract is between her male guardian and her husband. A man can have four wives and divorce his wife by simple repudiation, whereas a woman must give reasons, some of which are extremely difficult to prove. Child custody reverts to the father at a preset age, even if the father is abusive; women who remarry lose custody of their children; and sons are entitled to inherit twice the share of daughters.

 

The voluntary nature of Sharia courts is a sham

 

Proponents argue that those who choose to make use of Sharia courts and tribunals do so voluntarily and that according to the Arbitration Act parties are free to agree upon how their disputes are resolved. In reality, many of those dealt with by Sharia courts are from the most marginalised segments of society with little or no knowledge of their rights under British law. Many, particularly women, are pressured into going to these courts and abiding by their decisions. More importantly, those who fail to make use of Sharia law or seek to opt out will be made to feel guilty and can be treated as apostates and outcasts.

 

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Liberty, Endowed by Our Creator and Assured by the Second Amendment


The Patriot Post is one of my favorite online journals. Its founder and Executive Editor Mark Alexander, attended the Annual NRA meeting in Atlanta, GA. (4/27-30/17)

 

Alexander gives a pep talk on Second Amendment Rights, some NRA tidbits and the highlight of the evening – President Donald Trump’s speech. I will provide the NRA video embed beneath Mark Alexander’s post.

 

JRH 5/6/17

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The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.” —Donald Trump

 

By Mark Alexander

May 3, 2017

The Patriot Post

 

“The ultimate authority … resides in the people alone. … [T]he advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation … forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any—James Madison (1788)

 

 

NRA Atlanta

 

I don’t often escape our publishing deadlines, but I managed to slip out of town last Wednesday for five days to meet up with 100,000 of my best friends — friends of Liberty. It was my annual trek to the Leadership Conference of the National Rifle Association, this year held in Atlanta.

 

 

As has been the case with every city hosting the NRA’s annual meeting, the concentration of guns on the streets of Atlanta last weekend went up 100-fold — and crime went down accordingly. If you read no further, read this: In the inimitable words of economist and former Yale researcher John Lott, “More Guns, Less Crime.”

 

Atlanta had no so-called gun-free zones last weekend. The town was teeming with firearms, including CNN Center, where some of the NRA events were held. (Memo to Ted Turner: It’s always great to carry concealed at CNN!) As National Review editor Jim Geraghty noted prior to the convention, despite the howls from “gun control” cupcakes, “Not only has there never been a shooting at an NRA Annual Meeting, crime in the city usually goes down during that weekend. (If you were a mugger, would you try robbing NRA convention attendees?)”

 

Indeed, street thugs might be dumb, but they aren’t stupid!

Of course, most of my colleagues understand that “gun control” actually means a tight pattern at 1,000 meters!

 

Notably, while we were convening, The Washington Times cited a study finding that the majority of homicides nationwide occur in only 5% of the nation’s counties, those urban poverty plantations where millions of impoverished Americans live under the thumb of their Democrat Party masters. It’s also notable that most of those urban centers have the most restrictive gun regulations in the nation — if only those pesky criminals would obey the law.

 

Patriots, here’s what the gun-confiscating Democrats and their Leftmedia dezinformatsiya propagandists don’t want you to know: If you’re not involved with drugs or gangs, the probability that you’ll be the victim of violent crime drops to the same levels as those in Western European nations with the most restrictive gun regulations in the world.

 

So why are the statists constantly endeavoring to infringe on “the right of the people to keep and bear arms”? Because the first and last defense “necessary to the security of a free state” is that which is affirmed by our Constitution’s Second Amendment. And because your right to keep and bear arms encompasses your right to defend yourself against the tyranny of the state.

 

As I have often written, Justice Joseph Story, appointed to the Supreme Court by our Constitution’s author, James Madison, wrote in his “Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States” (1833), “The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of the republic; since it offers a strong moral check against usurpation and arbitrary power of the rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.”

 

Which brings me back to the NRA and its noble mission.

 

While the NRA was founded in 1871 to promote marksmanship, its mission has shifted in recent decades as the right of the people to keep and bear arms has come under relentless assault by statist leftists, particularly those in the judicial branch. As summarized from its bylaws today, “The purposes and objectives of the National Rifle Association of America are: 1. To protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially with reference to the inalienable right of the individual American citizen guaranteed by such Constitution to acquire, possess, collect, exhibit, transport, carry, transfer ownership of, and enjoy the right to use arms, in order that the people may always be in a position to exercise their legitimate individual rights of self-preservation and defense of family, person, and property, as well as to serve effectively in the appropriate militia for the common defense of the Republic and the individual liberty of its citizens…”

 

That mission is inspired by the timeless wisdom of our “Founders on Firearms and Freedom,” undergirded by the unalienable rights of all people to “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” and best assured by the palladium of all rights outlined in the Second Amendment of our Constitution. Today, the NRA and its five million members are devoted, first and foremost, to that core mission.

 

To Support & Defend (Constitution)

 

It would be difficult to settle on a single highlight of the five days I spent in Atlanta.

 

One was stepping onto an elevator and running into my friend, Medal of Honor recipient Sammy Lee Davis, and his lovely wife Dixie. Another was being joined in the festivities by my daughter, who graduates from college next week (and has a job!). Yet another would be reconnecting with my East Tennessee friend Gary Harrell, who’s now retired as commanding general of Delta Force. Gary is probably best known as commander of our forces in Mogadishu in 1993 during the bloody “Black Hawk Down” battle, in which our warriors were hamstrung by restrictive rules of engagement under former President Bill Clinton.

 

There were other friends — Ronnie Barrett, founder of Barrett Firearms Manufacturing and maker of one of the best long-shooter military rifles in history, the M107 .50 BMG, the military version of the M82A1. (As it happens, the M107 has been my personal favorite since I first experienced its recoil “nudge” 10 years ago.) It is always a treat to be with Ronnie, and especially his chief administrator (wife), Donna.

 

I rarely miss an opportunity to talk to strangers, anywhere and everywhere. Outside the NRA venues, while in constant transit around town, whether on the MARTA underground train platform with a group of young law students, or visiting with street vendors, or stuck in traffic with Uber drivers, I didn’t run into anyone who had a negative view of the NRA or our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Frankly, I think there were a lot of people in Atlanta last weekend who felt much safer than they usually do.

 

Most of the NRA members would likely say the highlight of their week was the address by President Donald Trump, the first sitting commander in chief to keynote an NRA event since Ronald Reagan in 1983. Of course, President Reagan’s remarks resonate as if they were spoken just yesterday.

 

Ahead of President Trump’s remarks, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre set the tone: “It’s up to us to speak up against the three most dangerous voices in America: academic elites, political elites, and media elites. These are America’s greatest domestic threats.”

 

For his part, Donald Trump was on target with every word, and his remarks could be summed up in a single line: “The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end.” (Watch his speech.)

 

Fact is, the NRA was instrumental in the election of Donald Trump, and it endorsed his candidacy early in the campaign. Despite my own concerns about Trump at the time of that endorsement last May, as I’ve written repeatedly, Trump’s appointments are as conservative as those of President Reagan in his first administration, and despite all the 100-day hand-wringers, Donald Trump has accomplished more than a few things. Most notably, he delivered on his biggest commitment when he selected Neil Gorsuch to fill the pivotal Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Antonin Scalia.

 

I salute NRA National Chairman Allan Cors, who was characteristically humble about the NRA’s considerable victories during the last two years under his leadership. (Watch his speech.)

 

My tour in Atlanta ended with yet another Tennessee friend, Joe Gregory, who has devoted much of his adult life to the preservation of Liberty and extending that blessing to the next generation.

 

Joe Gregory – Let Freedom Ring (kids)

 

Joe is a charter member and chairman of the NRA’s Golden Ring of Freedom, and in that capacity, he hosts a great event — inviting young Patriots on the convention floor to ring a large reproduction Liberty Bell. He notes, “I do this because I believe what Ronald Reagan said about Freedom: ‘Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same…’”

 

The historic Liberty Bell rang above the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) after the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 8th, 1776.

 

Joe notes that the inscription on the Liberty Bell is, “Proclaim LIBERTY Throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof” (Leviticus 25:10), and in keeping with the spirit of that passage, he asks each of the young people to introduce themselves and shout out, “Let Freedom Ring!” The bell can be heard throughout the convention halls.

 

Joe also hosted an outstanding prayer breakfast Sunday morning, featuring a keynote from Allen West, who also delivered an address the previous day.

 

Allen’s focus was, “Make Ready Men and Women of Christ,” basing his remarks on Jeremiah 1:17: “Therefore prepare yourself and arise…” Allen, who is from Atlanta (though gets credit for being a University of Tennessee graduate), told me, “There is a fitting parallel between the minutemen of Lexington and Concord making ready the path for our Liberty on earth, and Jesus Christ, who made ready the path for our eternal spiritual Liberty.”

 

And a final note: As it does our soul good to be in faith fellowship with others, it is likewise, good for us to be in Patriot fellowship with others. I encourage both forms of fellowship with Patriots whenever possible!

 

Footnote: You can view all the speakers and proceedings here or on the NRA YouTube Channel. You can also view NRA advertising clips here. Finally, in advance of the Trump administration’s push for national right-to-carry reciprocity, the NRA announced a new insurance program for gun owners. You can find out more about that here.

 

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Disagreement on Conspiracy Theory Pt 2


John R. Houk

© April 22, 2017

 

This is the post that follows Part One of “Disagreement on Conspiracy Theory”. Here is an intro excerpt to provide an idea of the theme for those who haven’t read Part One:

 

… Yurki has sent a lengthy comment that demonstrates agreement with another NCCR commenter using the moniker Futuret. Futuret leans more on the validity of some of the Conspiracy Theories than I do.

 

There are many Conspiracy Theories I concur with, yet many are simply beyond the believability scale especially when I know some facts that contradict a Conspiracy Theory accepted by way too many people.

 

 

… I am disagreeing much of Yurki’s comment to Futuret by answering the premises of the links and comments he has produced demonstrating agreement to the Political Vel Craft link that pushes the theory that the Chemical attack on Khan Shaykhun perpetrated by Bashar al-Assad … was a false flag perpetrated by Trump Administration.

 

This time my comments will be in bold text from this point on. Yurki’s text will be as he wrote except for quotes which will be indented.

 

 

Love of Money Root of All Evil

 

Image from here:

https://jvn2k07.wordpress.com/2016/10/29/losing-our-way-1-timothy-610/

 

 

‘..And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years..’

 

– Revelations 20:4

 

I can’t argue with the Word of God, right? When the Lord Jesus returns in power, He will bring the final test of humanity inaugurating the Thousand Year Reign at the end of which Satan will be released from his chains for the final test of humanity.

 

https://shariaunveiled.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/why-did-the-u-s-government-recently-purchase-30000-guillotines/

 

I thought maybe the link above was related to the quote below. It is not. I believe Yurki is refencing the Revelations 20:4 quote above. The Sharia Unveiled link is an article wondering why the U.S. government procured 30,000 guillotines.

 

I believe the point Yurki is making has to do with the Tribulation period that occurs prior to the Thousand Year Reign of Christ. During the Trib period those caught be Satan’s government that refused the mark of the beast were executed by losing their heads. Popular modern interpretations of this future execution was by using a guillotine.

 

In the Sharia Unveiled article there are three bullet points which are followed by the Rev. 20:4 quote.

 

– The use of guillotines for “governmental purposes” was lobbied for and passed in the U.S. Congress

 

– The information we received is that 15,000 are currently stored  in Georgia and 15,000 in Montana

 

– Are the beheadings by muslims today meant to condition and desensitize us against U.S. Government beheadings in the future?

 

‘..And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years..’

 

– Revelations 20:4

 

VIDEO: Guillotines, NWO, Fema Camps; Tribulation Saints [Warning]

 

Posted by FBCFilms

Published on Aug 3, 2014

 

HB 1274 authorizes the state of Georgia to execute citizens by guillotine:

 

Georgia House of Representatives – 1995/1996 Sessions HB 1274 – Death penalty; guillotine provisions Code Sections – 17-10-38/ 17-10-44 A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT 


1- 1 To amend Article 2 of Chapter 10 of Title 17 of the Official

 

1- 2 Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the death penalty

 

1- 3 generally, so as to provide a statement of legislative

 

1- 4 policy; to provide for death by guillotine; to provide for

 

1- 5 applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other

 

1- 6 purposes.

 

SECTION 1.

 

1- 8 The General Assembly finds that while prisoners condemned to

 

1- 9 death may wish to donate one or more of their organs for

 

1-10 transplant, any such desire is thwarted by the fact that

 

1-11 electrocution makes all such organs unsuitable for

 

1-12 transplant. The intent of the General Assembly in enacting

 

1-13 this legislation is to provide for a method of execution

 

1-14 which is compatible with the donation of organs by a

 

1-15 condemned prisoner.

 

source: http://www.cephas-library.com/nwo/nwo_guillotine_provisions_in_georgia.html

One question to consider:

 

If Georgia was planning to utilize guillotines as a method of execution, how could this be carried out without purchasing guillotines?

 

NOTE: Special Agent Ted Gunderson wrote the original of this article prior to his death in 2011.

 

READ ENTIRETY (Why Did the U.S. Government Recently Purchase 30,000 Guillotines? Posted by Sharia Unveiled; Sharia Unveiled; 6/19/13)

 

Snopes (which is a Left orient fact checker) says the 30,000 guillotines story is false:

 

CLAIM:   The U.S. government has purchased a stockpile of 30,000 guillotines.

 

FALSE

 

 

In fact, Congress passed no such authorization (for the types of guillotines used for chopping off heads, anyway — smaller guillotines are used for mundane tasks such as trimming paper), and rumors about the military’s supposed stockpiling of guillotines for use after a declaration of martial law (in furtherance of a New World Order conspiracy) are nothing new — they’ve been around since at least as far back as the George W. Bush administration in mid-2008. This is the same old junk in a different package.

 

An indication of the credibility of this form of rumor can be gauged by noting that the illustration used to accompany its most recent outbreak isn’t a photograph of a real guillotine at all, but rather a picture of a satirical “Chanel guillotine” sculpture by artist Tom Sachs.

 

LAST UPDATED:   20 June 2013 READ ENTIRETY (U.S. Government Purchases 30,000 Guillotines: Has the U.S. government purchased a stockpile of 30,000 guillotines? Snopes)

 

Metabunk on Ted Gunderson:

 

A friend of mine commented on this tonight on FB. The current posting is from an anti Muslim site. The original story goes back to 2008.

It seems to go with FEMA camps, and boxcars with shackles and coffins.

Bunk links:
http://shariaunveiled.wordpress.com…vernment-recently-purchase-30000-guillotines/

http://educate-yourself.org/ps/confrimsguillotinesfortlewis28jun08.shtml

 

[Addendum by Mick for one-post visitors]:

Basically the debunk for this is that there is absolutely zero evidence besides various versions of the same story on the internet. It’s just an urban legend that has been around since the 1990s. Here’s an example from 1997:
http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtruth/revalation_prophecy.htm READ ENTIRETY (Debunked: Government buys 30,000 guillotines; Metabunk; 6/19/13)

 

AND here is a well-reasoned article by Jack Mullen looking into the 30,000 guillotines and the retired FBI Agent Ted Gunderson that still includes a bit of a warning about government tyranny. I enjoyed this article because there is a clear distinguishing from unreasonable conspiracies and conclusions based on logical observation:

 

 

Over the past several years a growing number of stories refer to guillotines being seen at military bases and prisons and stories of guillotines replacing the electric chair in Georgia for use in corporal punishment. These stories are bubbling into the consciousness of Americans coincident with the transformation of the United States from a nation of Law to a nation of men and lawlessness.

 

Concern about guillotines is not a new topic on the Internet; articles concerning the subject go back to at least the mid nineties. One of the earlier concerns about guillotines was raised back in 1995 when Georgia State representative Doug Teper introduced a bill into the 1995-96 Georgia Legislative session under the heading of HB 1274.

 

The purpose of the bill was to:

 

To amend Article 2 of Chapter 10 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the death penalty generally, so as to provide a statement of legislative policy; to provide for death by guillotine; to provide for applicability; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. [1]

 

Recently this bill has been mentioned in the context of continuing reports of guillotines being seen on military bases, in railroad cars, and even outside of newly created secret prisons. The Georgia bill, however, was not passed in the form written above and according to the site deathpenaltyinfo.org, the only method of execution in Georgia is lethal injection. [2] As of now, I can find no information showing Georgia reconsidering the guillotine as a replacement for the current system of execution.

 

The resurfacing of this 1995 Georgia Legislative Bill is misinformation at time when real information is desperately needed.

 

Further interest in guillotines was ignited when the Southern Poverty Law Center apparently created a story stating whistleblower, and retired FBI agent, Ted Gunderson made a speech in 2009 to militia groups in Florida saying the Federal Government had 30,000 guillotines in stock and ready for deployment in Georgia.

 

A Tale of Two Gundersons

 

An alarming report was purportedly made by retired FBI agent Ted Gunderson in 2009 regarding the stockpiling of guillotines for use after civil unrest results in large numbers of arrests funneled to newly created FEMA camps. This report is one of the primary supporting pillars of information about guillotines in the alternative news cloud. The problem with this report is it appears to be made up. The origin of the report finds it way back not to Ted Gunderson, but to a comment made by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a group notorious for starting false rumors regarding patriot and militia paranoia. The late Ted Gunderson apparently published no information or articles regarding this information that I can find on the web or from his archived website here:

 

http://web.archive.org/web/20110326201213/http://www.tedgunderson.net/

 

Even if there were actually evidence that Gunderson did mention guillotines to a patriot group in Florida, Gunderson was long associated with fringe and many times evidence challenged reports during the course of his post FBI investigations. His statement alone would not be enough to conclude guillotines were being stockpiled.

 

Another report referenced in guillotine articles is a story covered by Pamela Rae Schuffert, at the American Holocaust Coming blog, regarding railroad cars with shackles being manufactured by Gunderson Steel Fabrications of Portland Oregon. Now called Gunderson LLC this railroad car manufacturer is part of a corporate conglomerate called the Greenbrier Companies. Not just boxcars with shackles, Gunderson is also said to manufacture guillotines in other articles derived from the boxcar story.

 

It is very interesting that two of the primary pieces of information regarding guillotines in America come from Ted Gunderson, former FBI agent, and Gunderson LLC, manufacturer of railroad cars and other transportation related products and machines. As far as I can tell, Ted Gunderson and Gunderson LLC are not affiliated.

 

 

Inside Sources

 

Many guillotine articles popping up on various websites such as beforeitsnews.com describe guillotines being seen by military insiders and sources wishing to remain anonymous. These articles talk about the militarys training on the use of the guillotine and how insiders discovered guillotines packaged and stockpiled on military bases.

 

The problem with these stories: a lack of evidence and the reliance on anonymous insiders as the source of the information. A quick search at beforeitsnews.com for articles about guillotines will generate a dozen articles featuring anecdotal information involving inside sources and references to Ted Gunderson and the Gunderson boxcar stories.

 

A recent article at the commonsenseshow.com also references Ted Gunderson, the Georgia legislation bill and inside sources. Again, nothing of substance to actually support any facts regarding real guillotines found or in use.

 

It is not unreasonable to fear the government of United States; there are many real indications the Federal Government is gearing to take some kind of action against Citizens, including building of apparent prison camps, stockpiling of ammunition, acquisition of armored vehicles, increasing numbers of armed agencies and more. Mass extermination is the signature trait of authoritarian rule.

 

According to a report by Larry Grathwohl, former FBI agent, The Obama linked Weather Underground Organization planned, in the 1970s, to incarcerate up to 50 million Americans with exigency plans to exterminate roughly half of that group. It is easy to visualize the highly efficient guillotine as a method whereby masses of people might be exterminated. Also, the real evidence of FEMA camps being constructed in the fashion of prisons camps around the country also lends emotional support to this idea.

 

One argument for the use of guillotines is based on the idea that after decapitation, the body remains intact for organ harvesting and other uses. Another argument is the intense fear and visual horror resulting from use of such medieval style execution. Imagine the fear resulting as a mass extermination via the guillotine is transmitted via television, video and the Internet around the world.

 

But, except in limited uses, I would argue mass extermination can and, if attempted, will be carried out easier, faster, and with much less work and human involvement using traditional means. The Soviet model of working people to death for example or the Nazi model of mass shootings and gassings. Perhaps a truly modern rendition of the Nazi model using bio-weapons that can kill tens of thousands of people in a matter of hours days or weeks.

 

As Americans wake up to the fact their Liberty and Justice has been taken away by a global oligarchy of corporate and banking interests intent on creating a one world government, it is easy to lose site of important issues that must be addressed if this plan is to be stopped. Focusing on guillotines and the fear created by these ideas is a way to distract people from the important work that must be done.

 

As this country falls deeper into a fully evolving tyranny, fear management will be of the utmost importance.

 

Plans are nothing, Planning is Everything Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

Americans have got to take back their local and regional governments and finally State governments. Downsizing these self important, self organizing, useless, lawless consumers of resources and lives should be among the highest priority. The Lawful Constitutional Bill of Rights has been lost as this nation of States self organizes into a Citizen sanctioned, collectivist, lawless pseudo democracy moving now into fascism and READ ENTIRETY (SLICING INTO CONSCIOUSNESS : GUILLOTINES; By Jack Mullen; The Government Rag; circa 2015)

 

Below is a Zero Hedge article critical of the existence of the U.S. Federal Reserve. This is a Conspiracy that I am absolutely on board with. So read and realize The Fed is an extra-constitutional organization that indeed can contribute to political tyranny in the USA.

 

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-10/guess-how-many-nations-world-do-not-have-central-bank

 

– In the United States, we are told that we have a free market system. But in a true free market system, market forces would determine what interest rates are. We wouldn’t need anyone to “set interest rates” for us.

 

And why have we given a private banking cartel (the Federal Reserve) the authority to create and manage our money supply? The U.S. Constitution specifically delegates that authority to Congress.

 

It is not as if we actually need the Federal Reserve. In fact, the greatest period of economic growth in U.S. history happened during the decades before the Federal Reserve was created.

 

Unfortunately, a little over 100 years ago our leaders decided that it would be best to turn over our financial future to a newly created private banking cartel that was designed by very powerful Wall Street interests. Since that time, the value of our currency has diminished by more than 96 percent and our national debt has gotten more than 5000 times larger.

 

But despite all of the problems, the vast majority of Democrats and the vast majority of Republicans are not even willing to consider slightly curtailing the immense power of the Federal Reserve. And the idea of getting rid of the Fed altogether is tantamount to blasphemy to most of our politicians.

 

Of course the same thing is true all over the planet. Central banks are truly “the untouchables” of the modern world. Even though everybody can see what they are doing, there has not been a single successful political movement anywhere on the globe (that I know about) to shut a central bank down.

 

Instead, in recent years we have just seen the reach of central banking just continue to expand. – READ ENTIRETY (Guess How Many Nations In The World Do Not Have A Central Bank? By Tyler Durden; Zero Hedge; 6/10/15 6:00 PM)

 

Blessings,
Jyrki

 

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Leftist Indivisible is NOT American Indivisible


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John R. Houk

© February 23, 2017

 

What is the definition of indivisible?

 

American Heritage Dictionary via TheFreeDictionary.com

 

  1. Incapable of undergoing division.

 

  1. Mathematics Incapable of being divided without a remainder: The number15 is indivisible by 7.

 

The Patriotism of the word indivisible:

 

The Pledge of Allegiance

 

I pledge allegiance to the Flag,
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
One Nation, under God
Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for All.

 

The notion behind The Pledge I’d like to point to is this: America is ONE nation as in ONE culture with parts that cannot undergo division as long as Liberty and Justice is insured to ALL.

 

The essence of “indivisible” for Americans is wrapped in the American concept Liberty and Justice. The true “American” concept is vastly different than the American Left’s concept of Liberty and Justice.

 

Liberty:

 

Liberty and virtue are not a likely pair. At first sight they seem to be contraries, for liberty appears to mean living as you please and virtue appears to mean living not as you please but as you ought. It doesn’t seem likely that a society dedicated to liberty could make much of virtue, nor that one resolved to have virtue could pride itself on liberty. Yet liberty and virtue also seem necessary to each other. A free people, with greater opportunity to misbehave than a people in shackles, needs the guidance of an inner force to replace the lack of external restraint. And virtue cannot come from within, or truly be virtue, unless it is voluntary and people are free to choose it. Americans are, and think themselves to be, a free people first of all. Whatever virtue they have, and however much, is a counterpoint to the theme of liberty. But how do they manage to make virtue and liberty harmonious? (Liberty and Virtue in the American Founding; By Harvey C. Mansfield; Hoover.org)

 

See Also:

 

John Locke: Natural Rights to Life, Liberty and Property; By Jim Powell; Foundation of Economic Education; 8/1/96)

Concept of Liberty; By Dictionary of American History; Encyclopedia.com; 2003)

 

Justice:

 

The philosophy of John Locke was a major influence on America’s Founding Fathers (SEE ALSO: John Locke – A Philosophical Founder of America; WallBuilders; 12/29/16). The influence of Locke’s concept of Natural Law is embodied in these two paragraphs:

 

In short, according to Cicero, the only intelligent approach to government, justice and human relations is in terms of the laws which the Supreme Creator had already established. The Founders took from Cicero an idea that was revolutionary in terms of a governing a body and that idea was that the glue which binds human beings together in any commonwealth of a just society is love – love of God, love of God’s great law of justice, and love of one’s fellow man – which provides the desire to promote true justice among mankind.  In order to eliminate depravity of society it was necessary to respect this natural order and to love God, oneself, and one another.  If man could do this, then his ability to reason and rule would be done justly and in a benevolent manner, and he would therefore be guided by “right reason.”

 

In other words, Natural Law, the bedrock principle of our founding documents, states that our rights come from God and not from any government.  John Locke took the concept of Natural Law one step further and applied it to government.  According to Locke, people (not rulers or governments) are sovereign.  Individuals have sovereign rights which no government can take away.  As such, government is morally obliged to serve people, namely by protecting life, liberty, and property, and to do so with limited powers and applying the principle of checks and balances so as to be sure to government remained honest and focused or beholden to its goals. This is the bedrock principle of Locke’s view of government.  He explained that natural law tradition could be observed with the ancient Jews and that rulers, when properly constrained, would legitimately serve justly because there are moral laws that apply to everyone. (Our Founding Principles – The Beginning of the American “Experiment”; By Diane Rufino; Forloveofgodandcountry’s Blog; 6/24/11)

 

See Also:

 

Justice in a Free Society; By Dr. Edward Younkins; Liberty Free Press or Le Québécois Libre; 3/15/00

 

These thoughts on the indivisibility of America as enwrapped by the Founding Fathers’ concept of Liberty and Justice are inspired by a Determine The Networks (DTN) article that delineates the Leftist organization Indivisible.

 

The “Indivisible” has zero to do with the Founding Principles of America’s Founding Fathers. The Leftist organization actually promotes Big Government and is all about brainwashing people to accept government as the arbiter of all that is good for society as opposed to the government deriving its power under the Consent of the Governed.

 

From Declaration of Independence:

 

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

 

(Bold Emphasis Mine)

 

The Leftist Indivisible would rewrite the Declaration to read, “Governments are instituted by Men to enforce power over the governed for the good of society defined by Men.”

 

The DTN article exposing Indivisible as a Leftist organization fails to notify its readers that Indivisible is a part of George Soros funded network that exists to bring a fundamental Marxist transformation not only in America but globally.

 

Breitbart has the line of connection that stretches to Barack Obama and George Soros. My guess on the lack of DTN reporting on connections might be due to the Leftist accusation of Conservatives disseminating Fake News. Breitbart demonstrates that the Fake News is really coming from Left oriented Politico.

 

Obama’s Organizing for Action Partners with Soros-Linked ‘Indivisible’ to Disrupt Trump’s Agenda

 

Organizing for Action, the activist group that morphed from Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign, has partnered with the newly-formed Indivisible Project for “online trainings” on how to protest President Donald Trump’s agenda.

 

Last week, Breitbart News extensively reported that Indivisible leaders are openly associated with groups financed by billionaire George Soros.

 

Politico earlier this month profiled Indivisible in an article titled, “Inside the protest movement that has Republicans reeling.”  The news agency not only left out the Soros links, but failed to note that the organizations cited in its article as helping to amplify Indivisible’s message are either financed directly by Soros or have close ties to groups funded by the billionaire, as Breitbart News documented.

 

Organizing for Action (OFA) is a so-called community organizing project that sprung from Obama’s 2012 campaign organization, Organizing for America, becoming a nonprofit described by the Washington Post as “advocate[ing] for the president’s policies.”

 

 

Paul Sperry, writing at the New York Post, relates:

 

The manual, published with OFA partner “Indivisible,” advises protesters to go into halls quietly so as not to raise alarms, and “grab seats at the front of the room but do not all sit together.” Rather, spread out in pairs to make it seem like the whole room opposes the Republican host’s positions. “This will help reinforce the impression of broad consensus.” It also urges them to ask “hostile” questions — while keeping “a firm hold on the mic” — and loudly boo the the GOP politician if he isn’t “giving you real answers.”

“Express your concern [to the event’s hosts] they are giving a platform to pro-Trump authoritarianism, racism, and corruption,” it says.

…“Even the safest [Republican] will be deeply alarmed by signs of organized opposition,” the document states, “because these actions create the impression that they’re not connected to their district and not listening to their constituents.”

 

Sperry reported OFA “plans to stage 400 rallies across 42 states this year to attack Trump and Republicans over ObamaCare’s repeal.”

 

 

Meanwhile, earlier this month, Politico profiled Indivisible and reported that “conservatives” are “spreading unfounded rumors” that the group is “being driven by wealthy donors like George Soros.”

 

Politico, however, seemingly failed to do even the most minimal research on the Indivisible leaders cited in the news outlet’s own profile.  Some of those personalities are openly associated with groups financed by Soros.

 

Politico further failed to note that the organizations cited in its article as helping to amplify Indivisible’s message are either financed directly by Soros or have close ties to groups funded by the billionaire.

 

 

While “Indivisible” has yet to disclose its donors, Politico failed to inform readers that the National Immigration Law Center where the news outlet reported Padilla serves as an analyst is financed by Soros’s Open Society Foundations. The Center has received numerous Open Society grants earmarked for general support.

 

Also unmentioned by Politico is that Padilla previously served as an immigration policy consultant at the radical National Council of La Raza. Soros is a major La Raza donor.

 

Politico went on to detail how Indivisible has been aided by MoveOn.org and the ACLU.  The news website failed to tell readers that MoveOn.org and the ACLU are both financed by Soros, a relevant tidbit given Politico’s claim about “unfounded rumors” that Indivisibles’ success was being driven by Soros.

 

The news website reported:

 

READ ENTIRETY (Obama’s Organizing for Action Partners with Soros-Linked ‘Indivisible’ to Disrupt Trump’s Agenda; By AARON KLEIN; Breitbart Big Government; 2/19/17)

 

Just as a side bar. Do you recall how the Left went crazy when then candidate Donald Trump accused the Judge in the civil suit against Trump University of having a judicial bias against him? That Judge’s name is Gonzalo Curiel and he is a member of what Hispanic organization? That organization is called La Raza which translated means The Race. If you notice in the quote above, George Soros is a funder of La Raza.

 

See Also:

 

‘La Raza’: The Race, The People, The Community – the Anti-American Racists

The La Raza Organization and Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s La Raza Lawyers Group Makeup

 

End of Side Bar

 

I suspect as more data becomes documented on Indivisible, DTN will update its profile. Until then here is the DTN article of one of organizers of disruption and anarchy pushed by Barack Obama and George Soros.

 

JRH 2/23/17

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INDIVISIBLE

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Indivisible is an organization that seeks to persuade Americans – particularly young people – to believe that big, centralized government can benefit society in a multitude of ways that the private sector cannot. In short, Indivisible’s objective is to “energiz[e] and infor[m] Americans about government’s potential” to ensure “a safe, healthy, just and prosperous future” for all. Asserting that “too much time is taken up debating big government versus small government,” Indivisible contends that “what we need to be discussing is how our government works well,” and why it is indispensable for “accomplishing big things.”

In an effort to “inspire a cultural shift in how Americans think about the role of government in America,” Indivisible is committed to “disrupting and reframing negative media discourse about government,” “creating a network of champions to change the conversation about government in their communities,” and “training the next generation of civic-minded leaders.” Toward these ends, the organization has created an Indivisible Institute that administers a leadership-development program for young people “who share a passion for reclaiming government as our unique tool for addressing tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities.” These “emerging leaders” are taught how “to help … build a new American culture” wherein “the potential and promise of government” is axiomatic.

One of Indivisible’s major projects is its “Pave the Way” video contest, whose name derives from the notion that government is “literally paving our way with road construction and interstates.” This contest offers cash prizes to young people who produce quality videos of interviews wherein small-business owners tell “how government paved the way for their business’ success” by means of things like the GI Bill, the Affordable Care Act, Small Business Administration loan programs, and infrastructure spending.
Another key initiative of Indivisible is its “I Love My” program, which offers information and talking points designed to highlight the many benefits of government. On the premise that “it’s amazing how much government is doing behind the scenes to make our lives better every day,” Indivisible argues that the media should make a special effort to “show [that] our public systems and structures [are] usually so well run that we don’t notice them at all.” One such structure, says Indivisible, is the U.S. Postal Service, which “makes our businesses better,” “helps our communities function,” “makes our democracy work,” and “is the reason our country works at all.”

Similarly, another section of the “I Love My” program teaches people to how to speak about taxes in a way that emphasizes their usefulness in helping government to serve “the common good,” rather than in a way that casts them in a negative light. “Don’t talk about taxes as a ‘burden‘ or something from which we need ‘relief,’” Indivisible advises. “These [terms] are inherently negative and they cue up the dominant thinking that taxes are bad. Instead, talk about taxes as ‘loads’ to be carried or shared.” Moreover, says Indivisible: “Don’t call people ‘taxpayers‘ – it limits the conversation to only one side of the ledger (costs, not benefits). Instead, talk about people as ‘residents’ or ‘citizens’ or ‘member[s] of our community’ – it highlights that we are all people who both contribute to and benefit from public systems and structures.”

Indivisible’s “My Take” program features interviews where “real people” are asked to articulate “their feelings [about] government” and their various interactions with it. For example, the interviewees are asked: (a) “What is your favorite thing that government does?” (b) “Who is your government hero who is not an elected official?” (c) “What thing that government does do you think would surprise most Americans?”

Indivisible’s “Reality Check” program seeks to “expos[e] the reality behind myths and misunderstandings about government,” which ultimately serves as “our tool to help us solve big problems together.”

Reclaiming Government for America’s Future is an Indivisible research project consisting of reports, videos, and webinars that aim to counter the popular notion that government “is too big, intrusive, untrustworthy, and controlled by powerful elites” who have little interest in using it as “a tool for the common good.” Topos Partnership conducted this research on behalf of Indivisible, Public Works, and a number of partner organizations in Oregon, North Carolina, Nebraska, Michigan, Arkansas, and Colorado. The overarching objective of the project is to spell out ways in which progressives can effectively “shift conversations and begin to change the cultural common sense about government.”

 

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Leftist Indivisible is NOT American Indivisible

John R. Houk

© February 23, 2017

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Welcome to DiscoverTheNetworks, a project of the David Horowitz Freedom Center. This website is a “Guide to the Political Left.” It identifies the individuals and organizations that make up the left, and also the institutions that fund and sustain the left; it maps the paths through which the left exerts its influence on the larger body politic; it defines the left’s (often hidden) programmatic agendas; and it provides an understanding of the left’s history and ideas.

 

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One Quiet Man’s Fight for Freedom


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It was about a year ago that LaVoy Finicum was shot to death by Federal and Oregon State law enforcement UNJUSTLY. Justin reminds us that government tyranny is very possible in America – especially in an America that has a Dem Party Administration that has consistently lied to Americans for EIGHT YEARS.

 

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One Quiet Man’s Fight for Freedom

 

By Justin O. Smith

Sent 1/23/2017 7:38 AM

 

Destroyers are they who lay snares for many, and call it the state … ” — Nietzsche

 

Americans should pause and take some time to recall and celebrate the life of Robert LaVoy Finicum, an American patriot, who loved his family, God and country. He placed his life on the line in defense of all Americans’ right to ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’, joining the ranks of thousands of other ranchers who have been fighting the overreaches of the federal government and the tyranny of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for the past forty years. Robert LaVoy Finicum died on January 26th, 2016, one day before his 55th birthday, defending the U.S. Constitution and this America he loved so well.

 

By all accounts, LaVoy Finicum was “a quiet man who worked his to-do list from sun-up to sundown” (The Oregonian) and had a “light reading” list that included many history books, the U.S. Constitution and Alexis de Tocqueville’s ‘Democracy in America’. He also thoroughly enjoyed his big family – his wife and eleven children – and their evening discussions on the Scriptures, the Constitution and the Founding Fathers’ ideas on freedom.

 

Although Finicum had generally viewed his interaction with the BLM to be “very good” over the years, he became active in opposing them in 2014, after the BLM fined him $12,000 and claimed his cattle had grazed on federal lands past his allotted permit time. He was also heavily influenced by his own research into the BLM and the high-handed tactics he witnessed the BLM employ against the Bundy family in 2014.

 

Finicum rode with Cliven and Ammon Bundy on their Nevada Ranch in April of 2014, along with hundreds of other supporters, in order to reinforce the fact that Bundy’s grazing and water rights, documented in an 1878 title, predated any BLM claims and had to be honored by the BLM. And when the BLM moved along Interstate 15 to confiscate Bundy’s cattle on April 5th, Finicum, the Bundy family members and well-armed supporters stopped them cold where they stood; this would become a sore-point for the FBI that carried over to the Malheur Wildlife Reserve occupation in 2016 and the stand-off near Burns, Oregon.

 

After the Bundy Ranch Stand-Off, LaVoy Finicum said: “I had to do a lot of soul searching. I realized that Cliven Bundy was standing on a very strong constitutional principle, and yet, here I was continuing to pay a grazing fee to the BLM.”

 

Finicum and the Bundy clan understood that the Enclave Clause [Thoughts from 2014 & 2016] (Article I, Section 8, Clause 17 of the Constitution) did not allow government bureaucrats to act like kings and ignore the 9th and 10th Amendments, and it did not authorize the BLM to arbitrarily seize the water rights, cattle and property of ranchers and arrogantly nullify 200 years of constitutional history. They understood, much like the U.S. Supreme Court (New York v. U.S.), that the Constitution is not a tool to protect the sovereignty of the State or for the benefit of government officials, but rather, the Constitution secures all Americans’ liberties through the diffusion of sovereign power.

 

However, the BLM sees things differently. Many cases spanning the years can be found, that are similar to Raymond Yowell’s experience. The BLM garnished the $200 Social Security check of this former chief of the Shoshone Indian Tribe and seized 132 head of his cattle in 2002, for grazing “unlawfully” on government lands. The BLM sold Yowell’s cattle at auction and pocketed the money.

 

Between 2006 and 2012, the BLM had intimidated and finally charged Steven and Dwight Hammond with nine federal counts of arson for setting backfires on their own lands that supposedly spread to federal land. The Hammonds were subsequently imprisoned, released and then sent back to prison, even though the facts illuminated that some of those out-of-control backfires actually originated with BLM employees, in an attempt to stop several lightning strike fires such as the Granddad fire that burned 46,000 acres.

 

Politics played heavily in the cases regarding Steven and Dwight Hammond, because the BLM wanted the Hammond ranch. Gold mining companies like Calico Resource USA out of Vancouver, Canada and uranium mining concerns like Australian owned Oregon Energy LLC had their eyes on the area, and the BLM was hoping to profit and grow more powerful through the General Mining Law of 1872.

 

All the great ideas and principles that shaped America went with LaVoy Finicum, as he and many other American Patriots occupied Oregon’s Malheur (French for “misfortune” or “tragedy”) National Wildlife Refuge, about 30 miles from Burns, Oregon, in order to force the return of 188,000 acres to local control and the release of the Hammond brothers from prison. They acted through peaceful, political protest, even though they were armed to ensure the security of their protest, and they advocated for property and states’ rights, as they took a hard stand against federal ownership of 250 million acres in America and years of oppression by the BLM and several other government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Twenty-five days into the protest, Robert LaVoy Finicum, Ammon and Ryan Bundy, Shawna Cox, Ryan Payne and Victoria Sharp headed to John Day, Oregon for a “singing” and a meeting with Grant County Sheriff Glenn Palmer to discuss their demands, explain their views to local people and seek a peaceful end to the stand-off. But they were ambushed along the way by the Oregon State Patrol and the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team, which used combat-grade operation protocols rather than “civilian” deadly force standards, firing once without warning at the initial stop, according to many witnesses, and numerous times at the second roadblock using concussion and live rounds.

 

Does this remind anyone else of Ruby Ridge and the murders of Randy Weaver’s wife and son by the FBI?

 

If the federal authorities had been serious about desiring a peaceful resolution to this conflict, they could have coordinated with Sheriff Palmer to arrest Finicum, if just cause existed for an arrest (they knew Finicum’s destination). Instead they chose to shoot him numerous times and refuse him medical attention from Victoria Sharp, a trained EMT and his friend, as he lay on the snowy ground dying. They murdered LaVoy on a lonely, desolate stretch of Highway 395.

 

If the FBI had negotiated LaVoy Finicum’s peaceful surrender, as they certainly could have, he would simply have been taken into custody and released after his acquittal by a jury, just in the same manner that a jury acquitted his so-called “co-conspirators” in October 2016, including Ammon Bundy and a friend and activist, Shawna Cox. And, it should alarm everyone that the HRT agents initially concealed the fact they had fired their weapons during the stop.

 

Upon her release, Shawna Cox made a plea before a mass of TV cameras and supporters, imploring: “We have to be vigilant people. Wake up America, and help us restore the Constitution. Don’t sleep with your head in the sand.

 

Isn’t it odd that FBI agents, who are sworn to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution — lawyers all — regularly side with government imposed tyranny against U.S. citizens?

 

Arianna Finicum Brown, LaVoy’s 27 year old daughter, stated shortly after his death: “My Dad was such a good man, through and through. He would never want to hurt somebody, but he does believe in defending freedom and he knew the risks involved.

 

During LaVoy’s funeral, his brother, Guy Finicum remarked on LaVoy’s deep faith in God, adding: “He has absolute confidence that he will be with his family again. He believes that as much as he believes the sun will rise. And that’s what gave him the ability to do what he did. He always looked at a higher goal.”

 

When any government, including ours, puts forth its strength on the side of injustice and murders fine men like LaVoy Finicum, it reveals itself as a mere brute force, and it becomes apparent more than ever that tyranny rules. And other patriots are served warning to desist their opposition or meet the same fate.

 

And what are Americans to think of a government to which all the truly brave and just men in the land are enemies, standing between it and those whom it oppresses?

 

Robert LaVoy Finicum did not recognize unjust human laws, and he persistently stood for the dignity of human nature, knowing himself for a man, the equal of any government. He regularly fought against established injustices and the hypocrites of bureaucracies who seemed to ask, “Why do you assault us”. And LaVoy’s death — the death of an American hero — was like the planting of a good seed, and it is giving rise to a new crop of American heroes.

 

By Justin O. Smith

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Youtube video added by Blog Editor:

 

VIDEO: Video shows two camera angles of LaVoy Finicum shooting

 

Posted by The Oregonian

Published on Mar 8, 2016

 

In a video shown at a Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office press conference today, the aerial FBI video of the LaVoy Finicum shooting has been synced with a cellphone video Shawna Cox recorded from within Finicum’s truck.

 

The rest is The Oregonian subscription & social media information

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Edited by John R. Houk

All source links are by the Editor and all text enclosed by brackets are by the Editor.

 

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