Wednesday, December 19, 2012

How to fix the problem of mass shootings

Well friends, as you are aware I am fairly clear in my opinions about things and that I don't mince words.

So, I think this latest school shooting is today being exploited by the very people who made it possible for an armed evil man to break into a school and know full well that there would be no one would be able to oppose him.

These folks I am referring to are the very ones who brought us the concept of the Federal Gun Free Zone.  This is a set of laws rendering each and every school in America a free fire zone for any evil or crazy person seeking to do harm.

So, again I will quote a dead guy we all respect for his ability to think clearly.
“Insanity, doing the same thing and expecting a different result.”  Einstein

The solution to mass shootings in the public areas of our land is not the thinly veiled attempt to disarm the law-abiding American, instead we must look in a different direction.  What does work is men and women defending themselves.  So, let’s make invading our schools a surefire death sentence.

1. Toss the FGFZ laws and any State or local versions.
2. Enable screened teachers and staff to use their Second Amendment Right to self defense within the schools after an annual mental health screening, specific training (marksmanship, retention, tactics) and acquiring a valid CPL in the State where they work.  Also the weapon must be in a level three holster and on the teacher’s person at all times.

Simple, effective and under the authority of the local community.

These things will work far better than all the gun regulation planned and in place.

So, send this letter below or something like it to your two senators and your representative.  If you don’t know who they are or cannot find their info just follow this link and type in your ZIP code.

Dear Senator/Representative _______,

While it was a man who carried the gun into that school and killed all those people, it was those who enabled his safety in that place or education who are truly guilty of the deaths of those innocents.

It is the Federal Gun Free Zone legislation that has enabled these evil and/or crazy people the ability to kill in our schools with complete impunity.

You, as my representative, must act to free our teachers to do something positive in the protection of our children.  Repeal the FGFZ laws and suggest that your State does the same.  This way the local School Districts will be free to establish effective measures which will allow the teachers and staff the ability to defend those defenseless ones they watch over.

More gun control will simply result in more bitterness and resentment directed towards DC while doing nothing positive to solve the actual problem.

<<<Insert your personal points here>>>


Friday, December 14, 2012

Another damn shooting...

I open Drudge just now and I see another defenseless school attacked by a crazy or evil man and now fourteen or more kids have been killed.  

Well, my kids will never be subject to a school shooting since they are home schooled in my own home.  I hold to the truth that We, my dear Wife and I, are solely responsible for their raising, education and safety.  Handing your kids to the government to be raised has far too many dangers, from peer pressure, to drugs, to flawed teaching and ending with wackjobs with guns.  

So, here's the message in the media today...

Lisa Bailey, a Newtown resident with three children in Newtown schools, told, “Newtown is a quiet town. I’d never expect this to happen here. It’s so scary. Your kids are not safe anywhere.

In other words, "Be afraid and get somebody to do something!"

In a moment, someone will step to a mike and demand that something be done.  Like more laws and violating honest and law-abiding people's Rights.  And there will be others ready to back that call.  None of them will take PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR PROTECTING THEIR OWN KIDS.  Believe me, NO AMOUNT of "Gun Regulation" will protect your kids from crazy or evil people.

You will see a media circus come out for this one, since "gun control" is on the menu for the next 4 years and generally, the message from .gov and the radical left is there must be a "monopoly of force" in the hands of the state, a view which I will resist to my last breath.

A commenter online pointed out to me that a majority of these shootings are by liberals.  He said, "We don't have a gun problem, we have a liberal problem."

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A call to the fearful

We are in many ways a fearful nation.  We call it political correctness, decency, tolerance and many other empty terms but it, boiled down, is a reluctance to enter into conflict with other humans.  We’re taught from birth “Don’t hit”, “Share”, “Be nice” and we follow what we have learned.  Conflict has been bred out of us here in America.  If there’s a chance to vote, discuss, meet, ignore or even suffer from an issue we will gladly if the only other option is confrontation or violence in some form.  And how’s that working out for us?

There also seems to be a faction of Americans who heard these lessons and were gifted in their ability to ignore the pangs of conscience and just roll over others.  Some would call them bullies and others would say that they just exploit the weakness of their neighbors.  Either way, these folks play by a different set of rules from the “nice” people.  Some of these folks seem to be drawn to the machine of politics as a way to act out on their lesser impulses and the machine, as it exists and the People, as we exist, present them with a “target rich environment”.  The Sheep never do more than complain and ask nicely to be left alone as they are shorn, year after year.  As their lambs are dragged off to be taught how good sheep act and why they should never, ever resist.  Clearly it works well.  We have the record of generations of abuse to our Rights and our Persons at the hands of .gov and other governmental entities and there exists no real record of any sort of real resistance to those abuses.  Lots of posturing exists but there has been no real action by more than a suspect few.

We, as Free-willed People are looking at this all wrong.  We are assuming that somewhere in America, some of us are brave and courageous and they will save us.  I seriously doubt that is true.  The evidence would show that we are a nation of cowards.  The only brave among us have been co-opted and they often work for those who seek to oppress us.  We call them police and soldiers and while they are in harness they are a boon to those who would rule.  Some call them sheep dogs.  A sheep dog is owned by and serves the owner of the flock.  It is when they slip out of the harness and look at what they themselves have become that they are a liability and a threat to .gov and then they become potential domestic terrorists.

God help us.  This rabbit hole is so deep and convoluted.  The work of a few men over generations has done incredible damage to the people of this once great land.  And today they consider the opposition to be weak and gutless based on the lack of real resistance. 

So what should we do?  Exercise.  Not just the body but the courage.  Here’s my thoughts on how we do that.

"Unjust (and unconstitutional) laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? Men generally, under such a government as this, think that they ought to wait until they have persuaded the majority to alter them. They think that, if they should resist, the remedy would be worse than the evil. But it is the fault of the government itself that the remedy is worse than the evil. It makes it worse. Why is it not more apt to anticipate and provide for reform? Why does it not cherish its wise minority? Why does it cry and resist before it is hurt? Why does it not encourage its citizens to be on the alert to point out its faults, and do better than it would have them?  Why does it always crucify Christ, and excommunicate Copernicus and Luther, and pronounce Washington and Franklin rebels?"

"If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, let it go; perchance it will wear smooth — certainly the machine will wear out. If the injustice has a spring, or a pulley, or a rope, or a crank, exclusively for itself, then perhaps you may consider whether the remedy will not be worse than the evil; but if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another (your children for example), then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine. What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn."  HD Thoreau, Resistance to Civil Government

I have been struggling personally with the issue of fear.  I feel fear when faced with the future that we as a people are looking at, I feel fear for my children who will have to live in this world, and I hear fear in the voices of my friends and others I talk with.  We are a people who do fear our government and this is wrong.  Free men should not fear their government.  If anyone should fear, it should be those who wrongfully RULE over a free people they have sworn to SERVE.

So, to address a good friend's point on speaking openly about the end of our nation, I would ask should we, as supposedly free men talk about what is actually right or what is merely legal?  Should we self edit our words and thoughts simply because someone in OUR government might no like what we are saying?  Or that it might be perceived as some form of “illegal” speech and thus bring down the feared power of .gov on our forums or even on us individually, as just people. 

Personally I would challenge the owners and mods of the forums we attend to do a little research on the position and effect of local newspapers on the years leading up to the establishment of our once great republic.  They were the backbone of the communications between otherwise unattached groups people, establishing a sense of community and common purpose throughout the Colonies where none had really existed before.  These papers were the force that gave men, real men with real fears for their family’s future, a sense that they were not alone.  Today, forums are filling that same role and building community across AmericaThe papers today are clearly in the establishment’s pocket and for the very same reasons they resist talk of real Freedom so do the owners and staffs of many forums hesitate today.  It is personal fear warning never to speak out in a clear and forceful manner against the government in power and advocate a reset of our nation.  Fear, a powerless emotion, is deciding the course of our nation.

“The fears of man are many. He fears the shadow of death and the closed doors of the future. He is afraid for his friends and for his sons and of the specter of tomorrow. All his life's journey he walks in the lonely corridors of his controlled fears, if he is a man. For only fools will strut, and only cowards dare cringe.”  James Warner Bellah

Fear is just a feeling.  It’s what you CHOOSE to do when you feel it that makes you a man.

Monday, November 12, 2012


“But thou know’st this,
‘Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.”

“Power on an ancient consecrated throne,
Strong in possession, founded in old custom;
Power by a thousand tough and stringy roots,
Fixed to the people’s pious nursery-faith.”

What do these three above items have in common? 

Simple, they infer that there are things going on in this world that few actually see or are willing to acknowledge.  Some call it business as usual, others conspiracy and many don’t believe it actually exists.  Regardless, there are connections between the events of today and yesterday if you are willing to look.  The meanings of some of those connections are clear when you see them and others are not. 

On a global scale some of these things are fairly simple to see: The constant expansion of power over the people by their governments.  Few deny that the function of government seems to be selfish preservation of its position.  Refer to the simultaneous coalescing of the European governments into a single monolithical EU power as an example.  There’s the steady degradation of the acknowledged Rights of man across the so-called civilized world as men try to assert themselves in the face of a rapidly expanding government control structure.  How about the trained emphasis on debt as an accepted way to live our lives?  Each is a symptom of powerful and wicked individuals at work.

Now, there are the mockers out there who will scoff at anyone who points to these machinations as something both unnatural and evil.  But why?  Why is it so hard to believe that those people who would actively seek to exalt themselves to the positions of the very highest power would also be without other motives and thus somehow unwilling to harm others to gather the very power they crave?  Why, in the light of centuries of recorded history would reasonable and otherwise intelligent people refuse to acknowledge a pattern of abuse that stretches throughout that same history?  That kings and rulers, presidents and dictators are all subject to the same corruption and desires as normal man or perhaps worse?  Is it fear?  A willing disbelief?  A desire to reject reality and it’s painful results?  I don’t know but for me it was mere ignorance.

I grew up in a typical American life.  School, divorce, television.  And my favorite was distraction.  Be it games, play, media, or just fantasy life, I did whatever I could to deny the painful reality I was forced into.  From birth I was ready to seek and accept the pain free path.  I was educated by the state and expected to magically just fit in.  My parents expected the state to educate me in a neutral manner, providing me with the tools needed to live a productive life.  While I love them both, I really doubt they ever lost sleep about the contents of the information I was exposed to.  Between the media storyline and the education provided by the government schools, I was told many things I have since found to be completely untrue. 

An example is the lie that we live in a free democracy.  Or even that we should want to live in one.  By extension a democracy is the rule of the will of a mob.  That is not a safe place to reside when the mob rules and dictates the law.  In actuality America is supposed to be a representative republic where the rule of law is primary.  And the law is Statute law not case law that can be easily bent by unscrupulous men.

Or how about the talk that certain presidents are far superior to others?  I was told in school that Lincoln and FDR were truly great men.  Well, they were great in the power that they exorcised in their terms of service but great in a moral or character based sense?  Not so much.  Neither man lived up to his Oath.  And then the questions about how they got into power are never asked by those same people who preach their greatness... 

So what has that to do with a greater theme in this life we live?  Well, if I was misled by those men, women and even the very system trusted to raise me by my parents, then I believe that many of us were. 

A man whom I respect solely for his honesty on this subject, once described how a monarchy was superior to a representative republic and in some ways he was right.  Kings are raised from birth to rule.  Presidents are chosen for their ability to successfully complete a race for power.  Both are clearly flawed and pathetic systems of providing for the protection of the Rights of a man.  Neither has any compelling reason to protect me and mine, instead the systems are both framed around the protection of the power they have acquired.

And to preserve that power, throughout time men have provided means of establishing and preserving for themselves and their kin that power they have seized, regardless of the manner of the actual taking.  Monarchs use a fallacy of hereditary succession and the police power of the state to convince the people that theirs is a true and just rule.  The so-called democratic republics of this world have invested us in the myth of free elections and the sovereign franchise of man while those who control the information control the results of those elections. 

“There are men, in all ages, who mean to exercise power usefully; but who mean to exercise it. They mean to govern well; but they mean to govern. They promise to be kind masters; but they mean to be masters. -- Daniel Webster

Ok, so there are men who seek power and do actually rule over us.  Big deal.  I have everything I need.  Why should I care?  I’m free to come and go as I see fit.  I can buy homes and cars and computers.  I can get married and have a family.  I can seek my own fortune and if I wish it, I can even seek political power.  So I am free, right?  So why should we mess with the system?  Sure it’s corrupt but that doesn’t touch me.

 There was a day when that woman failing to protect her child may have said the same thing.  “The government is someone else’s problem, I have too many things to do.” 

 This man may have boasted of his freedom in years previous but now he kneels on the side of a pit, still holding his coat, with his neighbors bleeding and dead below him and with a government provided pistol being aimed at his head, about to die.  What is he thinking?  His face calls my eye and I find myself trying to fathom what that moment was to him.  And to those men surrounding him, born of woman just as he was, who wore a government’s uniform and carried the government’s guns but pulled the triggers with their own fingers and killed their neighbors.  I cannot find where Hitler or Stalin once pulled a trigger and personally killed a man or woman or child.  It was people, free-willed men and women who did these things.

 And these things.

And these things.

But that last one’s different?  Why?  I am sorry if it offends but there is no difference.  Some people choose to reject the government’s stance on a subject or fail to align with it and then are killed for their choice.  Pretty simple.  A monopoly of force in the hands of your rulers...

What do these horrible pictures have to do with a bigger plan?  They carry a simple message: ignoring the plan’s existence will kill either you or those around you.

Governments that are allowed to grow too large then become unresponsive to their people and will eventually turn on them.  And enslave them.  And kill them.  It’s just history.  And also our future if we sit and do nothing effective.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Crimes against the Constitution

Please read, I need your help with this.

“The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.” Declaration of Independence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1776 

Same song, different verse: “The history of the present standing government of the united States is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these same States.  To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.” 

So let’s show the people of America and the world just how far we have strayed from the Framer’s words. In this project I hope to gather the combined knowledge of my friends, both real world and online, and present to the world the facts proving the completed work of undermining and destroying of the united States Constitution by those who would rule over a Free people. 

I am trying to build a case to support the premise that the entity that calls itself the United States government is none other than the result of a well concealed coup d’etat, performed in the face of and directly against the ratified Constitution of these united States and then implemented over the last 150 years. This imposter oligarchy is currently in power and is working diligently to enslave us all to it’s will, our natural Rights be damned. 

The help I will need is not great but will include your personal experiences and knowledge. They are what is truly important to getting the point out. I need you to review the “Base Copy” of each of these documents and then insert your experiences, notes, incidents and then please also include hard cites (quotes, links, photographs, and the source of your info) to back them up. Without cites, I will not be able to list them. I need facts, not opinions, feelings or unsupported conspiracy. 

So, please, singly or in groups, gather your offenses they have performed against your Rights and list them. I will incorporate them into a complete document for all to see and then we can spread this as far as the internet reaches and beyond. 

Attached Word documents are linked below (Click the link, when it opens, you can save it to your drive (Control-S): 

Constitution of the united States
Bill of Rights
Amendments 11-27 to the Constitution

Feel free to add your comments directly to your copy of the .doc file and send it back to me.  Make sure your notes are in a different font or color so I will be able to easily see them. 

In the Declaration, the Framers spoke openly to a “Candid world” and told them of the specific reasons why the people had risen up against the crown and why the leaders of the Colonies saw a clear need to secede from the union they had with Great Britain. I am hoping that we will be able to make at least as clear of a case for Freedom as they did. This standing government is no friend of Freedom. They work day and night to suppress the natural Right of men to be Free and Responsible for themselves. I hope to expose that malfeasance to the light of day that the American people might make a Free and Clear decision: Freedom or Slavery.

Thank you for caring about your children enough to spend this time for their sake.

Mark Borgeson

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A man's relationship to his government

“Power on an ancient consecrated throne,
Strong in possession, founded in old custom;
Power by a thousand tough and stringy roots,
Fixed to the people’s pious nursery-faith.”

I have not found a better description of our relationship to our government.  I have no idea who Schiller was but he wrote a play and this was in it. 

Power has been placed on a throne here in America.  It is more than a tool, it is the goal for many who “serve” in government.

That power is strong in it’s possession of our land.  It will not willingly surrender it’s grip on us or our children.

The mere fact of it’s existence is founded in custom: there has always been government, there must always be government.

Since it’s inception, it has driven it’s roots into every aspect of our lives: home, faith, business, recreation, procreation, education, health, death, land, air, space, water, etc…  These roots are proof against any one man’s efforts to dislodge.  The entire nation has been unable to dislodge a single one once set in place.

And the last line is the kicker.  The very power that has ensnared us is fixed in our collective and childlike faith.  Faith in someone watching over us?  Someone who will save us?  Someone who will pick us up when we fall and set us back on the right path?  Hardly.

We will have to come to grips with our own “nursery-faith” and our personal choice to trust in those in power.  We are raised to do so but in our best interest we need to re-examine that relationship...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A totally new approach to gun control

For at least eight decades we have been trying to control crime through the use of police power.  Every year or so some evil or crazy individual takes it upon himself to go out and kill as many of his neighbors as he can.  Immediately there is an outcry for “something to be done!”  The general theme of the actions sought is “getting rid of the guns” through the passage of yet another law.

We have now restricted the Right to Carry in every state in the Union to one degree or another, some to the point of making the carry of a firearm nearly impossible.  For whatever reasons, these efforts have been a miserable failure.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

So without going into huge efforts to prove the above point since other have and will continue to argue that until the end of time, I would like to propose a completely different approach to the issue of crazy and evil people here in America who seem to think it’s ok to kill and main at their whim.

Solution: Cancel the restrictions on carry for all law abiding Americans and actually mandate that each able bodied American carry a firearm whenever they leave their home.  With low cost firearms available such as the High Point line where you can purchase a .40 caliber handgun for under $150 and holsters going for less than $30 a person can easily have a functional firearm for the cost of the average cell phone bill.

DHS has several hundred MILLION .40 rounds available so perhaps they can make them available and also arrange for training at local ranges for all comers.

Needless to say, it will be a very busy first year at emergency rooms and morgues as the law abiding citizens in America deal with those stupid, crazy or evil enough to act out on their impulses. 

I believe that within a year, the available pool of crazy and evil people will be thinned to a completely tolerable level and our society will have become a far nicer place to live.  Bad neighborhoods in Chicago, DC or LA?  Well, if the people who actually desire peace and safety are enabled to functionally defend themselves, these gangs and thugs will disappear.  This will also work on robbery, home invasions, rape, kidnapping, assault, mass shootings and terrorist attacks.

In nearly all of the mass shootings in the past decade there was no one there to defend the people from the actions of the crazy or evil.  When there was an armed American, the shooters were stopped far short of their intended goal. 

This solution would mandate an immediate response by the people themselves.  Yes, people will be hurt and some will die.  We are dying today.  We are not safe.  Our police are merely there to catch the bad guy AFTER the act is complete.  Too little, too late.  Yes, there will be abuse.  Fact of life.  But at least everyone will be on an even playing field.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Terrorists under every Bush? Or Obama?

I just bumped into this very interesting information.

"Of the 13,288 people killed by terrorist attacks last year, seventeen were private U.S. citizens, or .1 percent."

"Of 978 terrorism-related kidnapping last year, only three hostages were private U.S. citizens, or .3 percent. A private citizen is defined as ‘any U.S. citizen not acting in an official capacity on behalf of the U.S. government.’"

And here's the bit that makes DHS and all the naked scannings seem so insane, "overall, a comparable number of Americans are crushed to death by their televisions or furniture each year."

One has to ask, is DHS really serious?  And how dumb are we, to surrender all these Rights in the face of this clear fiasco.  They aren't coming to invade America.  They aren't hiding in our Walmart stores.  They aren't your neighbors.  The statistically minute number of freaks who are willing to attack in the name of Jihad are irrelivent and our reactions to the lies and misinformation put out by our government and the media has been wrong.  We need to push back against these lies and demand redress by whatever means required that they surrender back to the people the very Rights they have stolen through these terrorist lies.

Amazingly, this information came from an article on the CFR website.  Enjoy!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

“Are we really serious about public safety? Here are sixteen things we can actually do.”

So asks a Seattle CityCouncilwoman after another shooting in Pugetopia.  There have been more than a few in the last year or so and the people are getting restless; they want something done.  Typically her list contains all the normal Rights destroying big government solutions which have been tried and clearly have failed everywhere they have tried.

One of the things I always notice when government types start talking about their “solutions to gun violence” is that the solutions always show a complete lack of personal responsibly on the side of the normal citizen.  It’s all going to be taken care of for us, by more government, more cops, etc..  As predicted long ago we have surrendered God-given Rights and Responsibilities over ourselves in a poor exchange for man’s so called security.  So, how’s that working out for us?

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

I personally think in her list of sixteen solutions she missed a few so here’s my list of “Things we can actually do.”  And mine aren’t focused on new laws, more government spending or even violating the Rights of any law-abiding person in Pugetopia.

1.  Educate the people of their personal Right and responsibility to Protect Themselves.
            a. Constitution of the united States and the Bill of Rights.
            b. Washington State Constitution.
            c. Pertinent court findings supporting the Right to protect themselves.

2. Assist those same people through the process of getting the tools to actually do the job of competently providing for their own protection.
            a. Low or no cost firearms training provided by local 2A groups.
            b. Sponsorships by retailers and manufacturers of firearms, holsters and ammunition to help folks arm themselves.
            c. Low or no cost basic situational awareness training including firearms retention by local PD or 2A groups.
            d. Offset the costs of getting a CPL through community sponsorships.
            e. Discounted or free range time at publically owned (PD, State Patrol, etc.) ranges.

3. Support the efforts of private people and groups who would be willing to help and lighten the load on the police by providing for their own personal protection as well as helping to protect their local communities.
            a. Look at changing the premise behind the block watch programs to one of a more active and involved group in their own neighborhood.
            b. Work to bring those who are sworn to protect and serve together with those who wish to help by providing for their own protection.
            c. Help local prosecutors use better policy when it comes to self defense charges.
            d. Actually support local unorganized militia groups who wish to function under local government authority (Sheriff) and give them a valuable and useful function.

4. Provide resources online for folks to report crazy or wicked people and their activities so these folks can be addressed.
            a. There is already Crime Stoppers where people can report criminal tips but they are not set up to deal with the unbalanced or crazy folks out there.
            b. Getting the clearly crazy off the streets would be a good start and would require government spending.  Dixie did us no favors when she turned them out onto the streets.  As a side note, I don’t see a huge amount of crazy people buying handguns and attacking people.  It’s more the slightly unbalanced or wicked among us doing these horrible deeds.
            c. This will be a more difficult proposition as any mechanism for reporting any pre-crime activity is already suspect in my mind and prone to abuse by people both in and out of government.

There will be a visible side effect from educating and enabling folks in the effort to help them protect themselves.  There is a good chance that these additional firearms in the community will actually be used to save lives.  This will mean that sometimes people will be shot and even killed as these responsible folks defend themselves from the crazy or wicked among us.  After a period of time, the effect of these firearms will be perceived by even the unbalanced out there and they will either find other things to do with their urges, be dead or in jail. 

In short, we have tried the more laws and more police efforts from coast to coast and there has been little positive news to report.  Helping people train and then arm themselves for their own protection will be a completely different approach to the issue of rampant violence in our communities but from a logical and detached viewpoint it looks like a good approach.

Friday, May 4, 2012

I learned a painful lesson today.

A couple of days ago someone died.  He was a man I only knew from a few videos and some assumptions.  Based on my flawed image of him I had given him a certain amount of respect.  He was doing something productive and seemed to be doing it well.  His name was JT Ready and I did not know who he really was.

When I heard of his death, I was leery of the initial story as it was being told in the media.  I have grown over the last few years to mistrust the “official story” of many things as presented by the media.  Often the story we are told is either completely wrong or far enough from the truth to be considered misinformation.

Today I spent some time online watching interviews and speeches given by Ready and I was horrified.  The man was clearly racially motivated in his actions.  His actions at Occupy Phoenix and on the border with US Border Patrol (not the agency but a private militia) I felt were doing the right thing and I assumed that his motivations were similar to mine, i.e. ensuring the security of future American’s Rights.  Instead he saw the border issue as an “invasion” of a lesser species.  His actual motivations regarding Occupy remain to be determined in my mind.  While I have serious issues with illegal immigration it is not a racial issue with me.

So, while still don't trust the story we are being told of his death, I clearly can no longer support his actions either while in the Arizona desert or online spouting racist craziness.  I mourn for his little girl and the others that died a could days ago regardless of the actual situation.   

So the lesson learned: Know someone before you assign their motives or any respectability.

Our creator made us all and Jesus died for all of us, regardless of skin color.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The legitimacy of true Choice in our election process.

“Cherish therefore the spirit of our people, and keep alive their attention. Do not be too severe upon their errors, but reclaim them by enlightening them. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress, and Assemblies, judges and governors shall all become wolves. 
                                                            Thomas Jefferson
                                                            Letter to Edward Carrington

Let me start here, I am no scholar and I hold no official higher learning degrees.  I am not a professional politician or a member of any political party.  I am the proud Husband of my dear Wife and the Father of our four sweet kids.  I work for a living and we make hard choices when the bills come due.  I have honorably served in the United States Army and I am an American, a Citizen of the State of Washington.

Over the past ten years, I have been learning much of the intended functions of our Constitutional Republic.  I listen to the Declaration of Independence regularly.  I have and continue to read the Constitution and the Bill of Rights often.  I have reviewed Amendments 11-27 numerous times.  I have read many speeches and letters written by those men who shaped the original government we were meant to live with.  They had an idea, a perishable vision of a land of free men, able to morally govern themselves.

Today, I find little of that vision actually still exists.  These long dead men warned us of the consequences of our lack of involvement and oversight in our government, regardless of the excuse.  Today, we bear the burdens of a government ignored and left to run itself by generations of neglect.  It has passed into the hands of those who would consume us and we live today in a land full of men who have never truly known Freedom as the Framers viewed it.

We are educated from birth to accept certain things as truth and most never question the intentions of these messages or the people who do the teaching. 

Here are some of those messages:
            We live in a democracy. 
            People are generally good. 
            Authority is good and trustworthy. 
            Put your trust in banks. 
            Debt is acceptable. 
            Obey the police without question. 
            Follow all laws and do not question who, what or why lies behind them. 
            Our leaders deserve our respect and trust.  
            Those who serve in government are the best among us.
            Only an expert can truly understand our government.
            Media is truth.
            The right election will fix all this.

How many of these statements above do you consciously agree with?  Why?  How about looking in the mirror and asking yourself if that belief was ingrained or indoctrinated as a child and has long remained unquestioned?  And should you question it?

The qualifications of self-government in society are not innate.  They are the result of habit and long training, and for these they will require time and probably much suffering.”            
                                                            Thomas Jefferson
                                                            Writings Vol. 14, p. 22

How many of you men and women have ever read a book, watched a video or listened to a speech that truly challenged your worldview?  Would you ever read a book like Thoreau’s “On the Duty of Civil Disobedience” that proposes having an undue respect for government and it’s laws may be a bad thing if those laws are immoral?  Or “Nullification” by Thomas Woods which examines in depth the concept of true State Sovereignty in regards to nullification of unconstitutional laws and federal actions?  Have you studied the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?  Do you really understand the Ninth and Tenth Amendments in the Bill of Rights and where those should protect you and even your State?

I’m not picking on you, I’m asking you to think for yourselves.  For the last year we have been led to believe that this election will save or doom America.  That media driven line is a lie.  Looking at the government lined out in the Constitution and then honestly comparing it to what we live under, and in subjection to, today leaves an honest man with a dilemma.  The two are clearly not the same.  America, the Constitutional Republic, is no more.

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries “Give, give!”” 
                                                            Abigail Adams
                                                            Letter to her husband
                                                            27 Nov 1775

224 Years ago, a contract was signed by men sent to represent 13 Sovereign Nation States.  It was proposed that this Constitution would work for a period of time and would be far better than it’s predecessor, the Confederacy of the States.  And it was better in most men’s minds.  And also, it did last for a small period of years in an undamaged form.

It created the Agent of the States, an artificial construct that would work at the clear direction of the States WHO CREATED IT.  The concept that it would have a will of it’s own was not intended.  Neither was the creation of a powerful central national government. 

Federal defined: A group of sovereign States or Nations, who willingly submit a portion of their self-governance to a central body for the benefit of all. 

The Constitution was based on the idea that a moral and educated people should be able to govern themselves and it provided the tools for that concept to work.  The men who wrote it were fallible and completely human and yet they were able to create something far better than any other form of government before seen.

The Framers knew that their creation was flawed as it was created by man and would be managed by man.  But they pinned their hopes on the idea that a correctly educated people, those who knew the civics of their government, would be able, if they remained alert and aware, to stop any attacks on the forms the Framers created.

Those signatures on the Constitution came with many warnings from the very men who formed the body who created it.  They warned about specific dangers from political parties, banks and financiers, regional disputes, desire for empire, ignorance, immorality and many others.  In my readings, we as a nation have fallen prey to all they warned us about and more.

Unscrupulous men rapidly sought to undermine the protections guarding their neighbor’s Freedom.  They worked to empower a strong, all-powerful, integrated central government where none was intended.  The process of twisting the government from a chained tool to a tool of enslavement took only a few generations. 

By Lincoln’s day, the central government had reached into many areas, uninvited and unwelcome.  It asserted power where none should exist and willfully overrode the will of the People.  It even killed them when they resisted it’s illegal and unconstitutional demands.

In Wilson’s time, the vision of a republic was lost and he was able to push out an image of a free democracy where each man had a voice in the government.  While teaching this lie, he worked to ensnare the government to the will of the central banks via the Federal Reserve Act and the 16th Amendment.  When the war came he seized powers and created government where none should be to fight a war that was not in the best interest of the American People.  That power grab, like all those before and since, has never been ceded back to the people.

Throughout the days of FDR, the chains of true bondage were forged and the People were made ready to be completely enslaved.  He worked with compliance from a willing Congress to nationalize some industry, force unions on the People, seize assets, enforce compliance and repress dissent.  He damaged what was left of the balance of power by packing the Supreme Court with like-minded individuals.  His regime jailed men for failure to or unwillingness to comply with his dictates.  After the war started, it was even worse.

Today we worship these men.  One “Saved the Union and freed the slaves!”  The second “Saved our monetary systems and gave us the Federal Reserve to protect us.”  While the last “Brought us through the Great Depression and won the largest war ever fought by man!” 

Lincoln freed no slaves.  The People through their Agent, the States, freed the slaves with a Constitutional Amendment.  He no more saved the Union than an abusive husband does, when finding his run-away wife, beats her senseless and chains her in the house until she finally submits to his “authority” has saved his marriage.  He used tyrannical powers, he jailed judges and the press, sent the military to fire on protesters in several major cities in the North, embraced fiat currency to finance a war he originally said he would not fight and started a war with sovereign nations that resulted in 400,000 Americans dead.

Wilson’s bank has completely destroyed the value of the American man’s life energy.  That fiasco, when combined with the IRS, created a huge sucking vortex that devours the life energy of men and women throughout their entire lives.  Wilson’s view of democracy has wrongfully prevailed and even today skews the ability of Americans to understand the nation they live in.

“The world must be made safe for democracy.”
                                                            Woodrow Wilson
                                                            War Address to Congress
                                                            1 Apr 1917

“The world was never more unsafe for democracy than it is today.”
                                                            Stanley Baldwin
                                                            Speech at House of Commons
                                                            12 Mar 1935

FDR railed against fascism all throughout his terms in office.  Yet, by definition, he himself was a fascist.  He sought total control over private business and personal affairs.  While he fell short of total control, he severely damaged this nation at its core: the People and their view of the nation. 

I would like to say that I have hope in the light of that last sentence but I do not.  It is not that the people resisted his attempts, it just that the energy in the system was too strong to be completely changed in one decade.  His immense control over the government surpassed what most monarchs wished they had. 

We live with the echoes of his actions today.   I see such a degradation of the character of man even in my home town.  I hear such foolish prattle about politics and politicians as if they are a better breed of man, more superior and able to change reality.  The people I speak with are all too likely to just accept the messages they are fed from media and just acquiesce to the whim of their rulers.

“Power gradually extirpates from the mind every humane and gentle virtue.”
                                                            Edmond Burke
                                                            A Vindication of Natural Society

And then we sit and bicker, send in our money, and eventually vote for the men who someone else put up for us to choose between.  Here’s the question, “Who chose these men and women as my only realistic choices?”  Then having asked that, ask this, “Why should I surrender my government to men I never would have chosen to speak to or socialize with in the first place?”  Dangerous question, that one…

These men and women are acceptable to the system that is in place to control our nation.  That even means Ron Paul.  They have all been vetted by this system and stand as no threat to it.  They are allowed to run and some are even allowed to win.  But they are not allowed to change or damage the system in any way to bring more Freedom to those who elected them. 

We as a nation, regardless of party, put our irreplaceable life energy into these elections.  We expend our time, spend our money (and thus waste more of our life energy), annoy and sometimes damage relationships with family and friends, restrict our activities and separate ourselves from actions and groups who might actually help us recover our lost Freedom.  All in the name of these “free elections…”

Let’s delve into your personal history a bit.  What President has acted to restore Freedom and self determination to the People IN YOUR LIFETIME?  How about a Congress that actively sought to free the People?  Any of them ever dismantle a bureaucracy that repressed Freedom?  How about an unconstitutional department?  Anyone?  Just one man who acted to make the people more reliant on themselves and less reliant on the government?  Come on, there has to be at least one who did something good…

Sorry, time’s up.  It does not happen.  Those in power never willingly surrender that power.  It’s a law, like gravity.  They only surrender it when threatened by effective force.

The thought that we will be able to “vote the bums out” is a foolish one in light of the last 150 years of US history.  The true tyrants are not up for re-election as they are not necessarily part of the government.  And the thought that a single president will be able to resist those in power and push this nation back to a moral center is crazy.  He/she cannot control the moral character of this country.  Should he truly try to free the people, he will be dissuaded or killed.  And it seems that the only power a President and to an greater degree, the Congress, actually has is one of making things worse for the People.

Looking back, I don’t see much difference between the so-called opposing parties.  They are like two basketball teams running the ball back and forth but they always run up the score…  And we watch.  And we despise the other team and their supporters.  And we pay money for the privilege of watching a pointless game…

Parties are a control mechanism.  They exist as a place for the People to put their attention, their extra money and their irreplaceable life energy.  These resources are completely wasted, thoroughly expended and not truly invested for any useful and Freedom expanding purpose.  And the system flourishes, regardless of the amount of abuse heaped on the People as many still believe that this system still works or that it can be fixed.

The painful truth is that we exist on a farm.  And it is not a farm we own.  We don’t even manage the flock.  We are the sheep.  The farmer doesn’t want us thinking.  It’s not good for his farm to have sheep asking tough questions about his management and the results.  He just wants the sheep to shut up, be good give up the wool and make more sheep.

We are the flock.  And fleecing time is upon us again.  It’s time for the sheep to get their anger and their guns and live out the following, “…But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

That won’t fix this system but we can then hope to start over.  The choice today is between either a guaranteed life of slavery and then perhaps dying peacefully in your bed or possible winning true Freedom for your children at the cost of prison or even death.  You choose.  Be aware that even failing to choose is making a choice.

“Under a tyranny, freedom is destroyed by freedom of speech; a semblance of freedom is retained by silent acquiescence.”
                                                            De Bello Civili  Bk 3, 1. 145

I believe the first steps for men who would desire to be free is the acquisition of knowledge.  You must know who it is that desires your life energy.  You must know the tyrants who seek to rule over you and there are many of them.  You must understand the original (idealistic) plan for this nation and perhaps even embrace it.  Only then will you have the image in your mind of something worth fighting and even dying for.

“All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable. But almost all say that such is not the case now. But such was the case, they think, in the Revolution of '75.”
                                                            H.D. Thoreau
                                                            Resistance to Civil Government

This is an excellent point he makes.  Is it bad enough today to make the loss of life or so-called freedom necessary?  Are we more oppressed that those farmers who left their families and took up arms against the Crown?  This is a personal decision.  I cannot decide for you.  No man should make this choice for you.  You must look in the mirror and ask yourself exactly what you should do.  You must know for yourself what is the truth regarding your oppression and then you must choose where to stand in relationship to that truth.

I love the idea of America.  I embrace the personal responsibility involved in the choice to stand for Freedom and resist Tyranny.  I am personally aware of the futility of one man standing against an entrenched power such as exists in Washington DC.  Then I think of the solitary man standing in the path of ten main battle tanks during the Tainanmen Square events in China.  The driver and commander of that lead tank faced a personal decision: “Do I kill this man?” and he chose rightly.  Can we count on that choice from those sent to enforce the edicts of the national government?  No.  They have shown a willful disregard of human life and of the Rights codified and protected by the Bill of Rights.

Well, what can a man do in days like these?  Not many safe and also effective things.  Protest all you want.  Write, email, fax and call all you want.  Buy guns and every bullet they manufacture if you want.  Plaster your body with shirts and your vehicle with bumper sticker.  By all means, vote for the lesser of two evils.  But be aware, none of these things will make them do more than slowly tighten the controls on the flock.  None of these actions will change the fact that you are a slave.  And that your children are being raised to be slaves.

Men and women will have to be willing to kill and die to bring this to a head.

We must begin to position armed Americans in positions similar to those of the Minutemen in Lexington, where men stood in harm’s way as a trip line.  Imagine if there were 250 armed Americans standing on the next hill, watching everything the agents of the national government were up to in Waco.  Or at Ruby Ridge.  Things would have been different.

Should this be an organized effort?  No.  These events should be the actions of aware men and women who care to ensure that the Rights of all Americans be preserved.  They should be the actions of people with a personal vision of Freedom and are willing to lose theirs to bring that Freedom to their children.  These men and women should see the need and act, without waiting for an organization or some so-called leader to send them.  Just get up and go.

“This hand, to tyrants ever sworn the foe,
For Freedom only deals the deadly blow;
Then sheathes in calm repose the vengeful blade,
For gentle peace in Freedom’s hallowed shade.”
                                                            John Quincy Adams
                                                            Written in an album

Those men in Lexington may not have known what they did by standing armed in the face of the British Regulars but the effect was clear enough: They died on the Commons and the American people moved as a result.  Militia all over the area gathered and delivered a stunning blow to those sent by the tyrants to steal and oppress them.  Those people spoke through their actions and said, “No.” in clear and unequivocal terms: they provided the dead and wounded British soldiers sent to oppress them as evidence.  Their rejection of the Crown belied no misunderstanding. 

Our choice needs to speak just as clearly.