Given the big-spending, high-taxing, debt-soaking nature of the modern “conservative” movement, should we be surprised that this plan pleasantly pontificates as supporting “self-reliant, American capitalism” while simultaneously defining exactly what the modern conservative movement has become?
Supporting these red-tie wearing big government stooges out to drain the productive while reading from Teleprompter A instead of teleprompter B is an insult to most “conservative’s” intelligence.
Here are some fun facts from Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” Budget Plan:
1) Increases Federal Government Tax Collections from $2.444 Trillion to $4.601 Trillion, a $2.157 Trillion, 88% Federal Tax Collection Increase.
2) Increases Federal Government Spending from $3.624 Trillion to $4.888 Trillion. A $1.264 Trillion, 35% Increase Federal Government Spending.
3) ADDS $4 Trillion to the National Debt.
Please forgive me if I don’t commence clapping and cartwheeling at the stark differences between Romney and Obombya during our chance to “Save America” in this election.
Ben Bernanke, The Federal Reserve and the true thieves of our liberty and prosperity get absolutely pummeled in an incredible and inspiring speech at Paulfest!!!
“Ron Paul has opened my eyes to who the most powerful man in the world is—it is not The President of The United States, it is the Chairman of The Federal Reserve!!!”
Warmonger and all around creep Lindsey Graham (forgive him Lord) gets a good lashing too.
I always try to quiet the “Alex Jonesian” voice that pops in my head when I see news articles like this. But—the question remains: “Who the heck are the bullets intended to shoot?!”
By Major General Jerry Curry, USA (Ret.)
The Social Security Administration (SSA) confirms that it is purchasing 174 thousand rounds of hollow point bullets to be delivered to 41 locations in major cities across the U.S. No one has yet said what the purpose of these purchases is, though we are led to believe that they will be used only in an emergency to counteract and control civil unrest. Those against whom the hollow point bullets are to be used — those causing the civil unrest — must be American citizens; since the SSA has never been used overseas to help foreign countries maintain control of their citizens.
What would be the target of these 174,000 rounds of hollow point bullets? It can’t simply be to control demonstrators or rioters. Hollow point bullets are so lethal that the Geneva Convention does not allow their use on the battle field in time of war. Hollow point bullets don’t just stop or hurt people, they penetrate the body, spread out, fragment and cause maximum damage to the body’s organs. Death often follows.
Potentially each hollow nose bullet represents a dead American. If so, why would the U.S. government want the SSA to kill 174,000 of our citizens, even during a time of civil unrest? Or is the purpose to kill 174,000 of the nation’s military and replace them with Department of Homeland Security (DHS) special security forces, forces loyal to the Administration, not to the Constitution?
All my life I’ve handled firearms. When a young boy growing up on my father’s farm in Pennsylvania Dad’s first rule of firearms training was, “Never point a gun at someone, in fun or otherwise, unless you intend to shoot them. If you shoot someone, shoot to kill.” I’ve never forgotten his admonition. It stayed with me through my Boy Scout training, when I enlisted in the army as a Private to fight in the Korean War, during my days as a Ranger and Paratrooper and throughout my thirty-four year military career.
If this were only a one time order of ammunition, it could easily be dismissed. But there is a pattern here. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has ordered 46,000 rounds of hollow point ammunition. Notice that all of these purchases are for the lethal hollow nose bullets. These bullets are not being purchased and stored for squirrel or coyote hunting. This is serious ammunition manufactured to be used for serious purposes.
In the war in Iraq, our military forces expended approximately 70 million rounds per year. In March DHS ordered 750 million rounds of hollow point ammunition. It then turned around and ordered an additional 750 million rounds of miscellaneous bullets including some that are capable of penetrating walls. This is enough ammunition to empty five rounds into the body of every living American citizen. Is this something we and the Congress should be concerned about? What’s the plan that requires so many dead Americans, even during times of civil unrest? Has Congress and the Administration vetted the plan in public.
Each man is a pioneer in his respective field of expertise. One is a promoter of liberty, the other in the captivity-breeding world of central banking. Do you want to Read Rothbard? Or discover how the Rothschilds rose to power and how they bend politicians and history to their desires?
Have you seen previous posts on the topic?
Many people believe, and cite evidence to support, that in 1871 after The Civil War, The United State of America was financially bankrupt and needed collateral to finance their debt. Having none, they pledged the productive capacity of the American people as the collateral and simultaneously incorporated The United States as THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Why the change in capitalization? Check out any tax form or business record, it’s always in ALL CAPS. CORPORATIONS are always listed in all CAPS.
What’s the importance of this? Why does it matter? What’s the tangible impact in your life?
Just look around you, is there more or less justice in this world? Is our government doing more or less to make our lives difficult? The crimes of The State could fill libraries.
Here’s the key: when (if) the government changed in 1871, their jurisdiction shifted as well and they are no longer legitimate–despite the outward appearance and ability to forcefully lock us up. Therefore the aggression and oppression they are pushing against us is actually against the INCORPORATED entity known as the STRAWMAN and the physical being that you are can theoretically exempt yourself from their jurisdiction and regain a large degree of your Lawful freedom. How do we go about doing so? That’s a long process and I do not advocate doing so, I’m here to discuss this topic and find the Lawful, right thing to do.
This is a lenghty topic and I’m not an expert, but it is fascinating. Check the interview below for a deeper look with the President of The united States for America (capitalization and wording intentional), Tim Turner and host Josh Tolley at joshtolley.com.
Everyone knows that less guns will equal less crime. But, sadly we’re wrong. As the studies cited in this video prove (strongly suggest?), the correlation simply isn’t there.
One of them is a University of Pennsylvania Center for Criminology study that analyzed crime rates after The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. After 10 years of collected data, they couldn’t find any meaningful empirical support for any violent gun-crime reduction due to the weapons ban.
How could this be possible? Surely people who want heavy weapons are only interested in shooting innocent people and committing crimes. But, again, the science just isn’t there to back up the claim.
Interestingly, the “legal analyst” from Fox in the video’s counter point to the data is sarcastic, “Then we should legalize all drugs!” Ah, yep–thanks ma’am, criminals don’t care what the laws are. AND if drugs were legalized how many thousands of gun crimes, ruined lives and tax-funded prisons would instantly vaporize? (Pun intended). It also bears upon me to say that a government should have no justification to punish someone for what they choose to do with their own bodies.
My spiritual side asks: can we get to a place of such anointing that we could disarm attackers with The Word instead of violence? I believe so. But it is a great and wide chasm to cross; perhaps God is waiting for us to take that leap, I don’t know.
For a statistically deep presentation on gun laws and crimes rates please see the below video from Mr. Lott:
Please remember Mitt Romney’s response to this anti-liberty legislation. It’s amazing that as soon as he’s questioned he uses fear tactics about terrorism to stir up our emotions and use that as his sole defense. RUBBISH!! That is pure propaganda and an offense to the Law of this nation.
Thanks to Tom Woods for reigniting this profound and Lawful reality in our hearts and minds. We need not fear Obamacare, we need to know and assert our rights as stated in The Constitution and given by our Creator.
Says Who? Says Thomas Jefferson, among other distinguished Americans. His draft of the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 first introduced the word “nullification” into American political life, and follow-up resolutions in 1799 employed Jefferson’s formulation that “nullification…is the rightful remedy” when the federal government reaches beyond its constitutional powers. In the Virginia Resolutions of 1798, James Madison said the states were “duty bound to resist” when the federal government violated the Constitution.
But Jefferson didn’t invent the idea. Federalist supporters of the Constitution at the Virginia ratifying convention of 1788 assured Virginians that they would be “exonerated” should the federal government attempt to impose “any supplementary condition” upon them – in other words, if it tried to exercise a power over and above the ones the states had delegated to it. Patrick Henry and later Jefferson himself elaborated on these safeguards that Virginians had been assured of at their ratifying convention.
What’s the Argument for It? Here’s an extremely basic summary:
On July 1st, 2001, Portugal decriminalized every imaginable drug, from marijuana, to cocaine, to heroin. Some thought Lisbon would become a drug tourist haven, others predicted usage rates among youths to surge.
Eleven years later, it turns out they were both wrong.
via BusinessInsider.com Over a decade has passed since Portugal changed its philosophy from labeling drug users as criminals to labeling them as people affected by a disease. This time lapse has allowed statistics to develop and in time, has made Portugal an example to follow.
First, some clarification.
Portugal’s move to decriminalize does not mean people can carry around, use, and sell drugs free from police interference. That would be legalization. Rather, all drugs are “decriminalized,” meaning drug possession, distribution, and use is still illegal. While distribution and trafficking is still a criminal offense, possession and use is moved out of criminal courts and into a special court where each offender’s unique situation is judged by legal experts, psychologists, and social workers. Treatment and further action is decided in these courts, where addicts and drug use is treated as a public health service rather than referring it to the justice system (like the U.S.), reports Fox News.
The resulting effect: a drastic reduction in addicts, with Portuguese officials and reports highlighting that this number, at 100,000 before the new policy was enacted, has been halved in the following ten years. Portugal’s drug usage rates are now among the lowest of EU member states, according to the same report.
One more outcome: a lot less sick people. Drug related diseases including STDs and overdoses have been reduced even more than usage rates, which experts believe is the result of the government offering treatment with no threat of legal ramifications to addicts.
While this policy is by no means news, the statistics and figures, which take years to develop and subsequently depict the effects of the change, seem to be worth noting. In a country like America, which may take the philosophy of criminalization a bit far (more than half of America’s federal inmates are in prison on drug convictions), other alternatives must, and to a small degree, are being discussed.
For policymakers or people simply interested in this topic, cases like Portugal are a great place to start.