Loving your chains of slavery

By Nathan Barton

For two-thirds of a century and more), the “Johnson Amendment,” a provision in the FedGov tax code that applies to all 501(c)(3) organizations and even religious groups that have NOT accepted the mark of the beast (501(c)(3) status) has been taking away the recognized freedom of religious grounds in the Fifty States. Groups that are recognized as such, and those who choose that “most-favored tax status” (such as charities and educational institutions as well as religious ones) must refrain from endorsing, opposing or financially supporting political candidates.

It was a “gift” (in the German sense of the word, at least) of that scum-sucking piece of Progressive “humanity” and shame of Texas, Lyndon Baines Johnson, when he was in Congress before he became president and gave us the Great Society and the Southeast Asian War.  But I’m off subject.

During the 2016 campaign, Trump promised to deep-six it, and apparently has (with help in Congress, of course) started that process.

A lot of people don’t like it. Continue reading

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My Mother Taught Me The Basics

By MamaLiberty

My mother taught me everything I really needed to know about being a good person and living a good life. After reading the gist of a lot of the “news” this morning (I can only stand for so much), I thought I’d share her lessons with you.

  1. No human being has the right (authority), under any circumstances, to initiate force against another human being, nor to delegate such initiation of force. Kindergarten version: don’t hit, lie or steal.
  2. Every human being has the right (authority) to defend themselves and others from those who do initiate force, regardless of who they are… by any means necessary.
  3. Each individual owns his or her life and is ultimately responsible for their safety and that of their legitimate dependents. Individuals, working in voluntary association with others toward mutual goals, will live well and prosper without any need to harm or disparage others.
  4. All humans are imperfect, and negotiation of differences and disputes is the only rational way to deal with that. There are a lot of irrational people, of course. But utopia is not an option, no matter how many “laws” are written or how well they are enforced. Nature simply makes cooperation more profitable than fighting in the long run.
  5. There are no “special rights,” since every individual has the exact same rights as every other: to live, to choose for themselves (liberty) any non-aggressive action, thought or belief. And to acquire, hold property that has been obtained without force or fraud.

Since no non-voluntary government actually recognizes any of these things – much less protects or promotes them, it seems pretty clear to me there is no place in my life for such “government.”

Of course, that’s the boiled down version. We could argue for eons about the details. But the negotiation of the details has to start from the basics to be valid. Anything else will be launched on the basis of aggression, coercion or theft.

How about you?

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The Resistance or the “Submission?”

By Nathan Barton

The news and talk shows recently have been filled with reports of the continuing efforts to deny the legitimacy of the Trump regime, to portray Trump, his subordinates, and his supporters as this bizarre mixture of stupid, cunning, evil, and manipulative – as well as contrary to “American values” and such essentials as democracy, multi-culturalism, diversity, and the rights of all the various groups that make up the Transnational progressive movement here in the Fifty States.

Part of that effort has included more violent clashes and protests that seek not so much to persuade the White House and Congress (and the various gubernatorial mansions and legislatures) to change what they are doing, but rather to disrupt and build solidarity among their foes and the minority progressives in those offices. Continue reading

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Lexington and Concord: The Flame Remains Unlit

by Bill Buppert

It’s that time again.

Today is the 252nd anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” at Lexington and Concord. The British regulars who started the fracas were following an age old government tradition of seizing powder, munitions and property for a pretentious King who had assumed such wide distribution of the tools of resistance should be available only to the government approved groups such as soldiers despite the danger on the frontier. We celebrate that time of defiance against tyranny when for sixteen years (1775-1791), all thirteen colonial provinces and the thousands of rural polities that exited outside or alongside the framework enjoyed a freedom they had not previously had and after 1791 would become enslaved once again under the totalitarian doomsday machine known as the Constitution.

The lobster-backs and British taxing regime would be replaced by a domestic variety of even more extreme virulence whose sole safety mechanism was a constant western diaspora trying to escape the clutches of the “Republic”.

The whitewashed history since then has lionized the inauguration of the divorce from the United Kingdom on this day and mistakenly links these events to all the “freedom” enjoyed under the Constitution. The Federalist coup in 1787 that reestablished an English-style yoke of central planning, national taxation and slight tinkering with indentured servitude to a kinder and gentler tax and regulatory apparatus did no more grant individual freedom than the Romans gave to conquered lands.

Read the rest at ZerGov.

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Welcome to the War Zone

By Nathan Barton

Is it soup yet?  Are we there yet?  Are we at war yet?

Of course, we ARE at war and have been, pretty much continuously since about 1940 or so. (Yes, I realize that Congress did not declare war until 8 DEC 1941, but the US had been a de-facto ally and co-belligerent of the British Empire for some time.)  We are fighting in Syria, in Afghanistan, in Iraq, in Yemen, and probably in Libya, South Sudan, Ukraine, and maybe a few other places that we might not find out about for years, if ever.  (By “we” I mean the Fed Gov, and those of the Fifty States (most, as I understand it) who gladly send their own troops (National Guard) to those places.

But there is war, and there is war.  Even (despite their names) the then-United States really was not significantly in harm’s way in the Great War (World War I) or the Second World War -that mixture of the Great Pacific War and the Second Great War (and a few others). Neither Hawaii nor Alaska – the only states in which there was actual combat in WW2 – were part of the Union then.  And a few saboteurs, fire balloons, and sub-sightings do NOT constitute what anyone would call war.  Instead, we sent millions of people and billions in treasure  – the fruits of the labors of tens of millions and the resources (vegetable, animal, and mineral) of our continent around the world to be destroyed and destroy.

But at home, what?  The major source of deaths in the Forty-eight States at the time were in military training accidents and industrial accidents.  Virtually NO one was killed here as a direct result of enemy action. Continue reading

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More “Borg” Thinking

By MamaLiberty

More BORG thinking and rationalization. It’s not elites vs. populists. It’s cities vs. the countryside.

“In the low-density and underdeveloped countryside, people live in much closer proximity to nature, surrounded by forces human beings only marginally control. In that context, individuals, families, and communities tend to feel smaller, less omnipotent, more vulnerable.”

Utter nonsense. Written, obviously, by someone who knows nothing about human nature – or anything in nature. His bias for the big city is very evident, but I doubt he even understands city people very well.

This insane idea that, somehow, everyone must live the same way, value the same things, be “controlled” –  yet each faction so often demands everyone else become what THEY are, what they want, no matter what force or fraud or lies are used to get there. That includes ALL political parties and factions, all of those who are ready to riot and burn things to maintain their PC privileged positions.

Luckily for everyone, they’ll never agree on what everyone should be, and will continue to fight each other tooth and nail.

So few people seem to even consider that individuals can be equal in liberty, have very different views and priorities, yet live cooperatively in voluntary association – or be free NOT to associate if they wish.

Oh no… somehow the “will of the majority” – a real joke, actually – and whoever has the most money/power/influence is supposed to somehow overpower all individuality and create a BORG… hive mind, a population of powerless slaves.

Resistance is NOT futile.  Resist!

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Stress, anxiety and depression

By MamaLiberty

In the “news” today I found this article, and I can’t help but comment. More Americans suffering from stress, anxiety and depression, study finds

The author dances around a number of things that could contribute to the problems, but no mention is made of the most logical and obvious.

The core problem is Cognitive dissonance: Mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time.

Included are the things so many have been taught to believe that are simply not part of reality. Some of these things are the false “rights” to control other people and their property – for example, a “right” to a certain job, wage, living conditions, etc. All of the things some people believe they can somehow force everyone else to think and do. The current wars, political power fights, and the PC insanity about race and sex lead that parade.

When  you believe something, yet see clear proof that it is not true or right, you have some choices… You can accept the reality and seek to learn the truth, releasing the false belief. Or you eventually break down into this “mental illness” which so often leads to self destruction or violence against others.

The desire to control others, the lust for power and the willingness to destroy both themselves and others in order to gain that power… This is the root of the evil, and the worst addiction in the world. And, in the end, no amount of “insurance” or mental health “help” will make any difference until that addiction is both recognized and relinquished.

Think about it.

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