I’ve been in a quiet time, trying to find God’s voice in my writings. Posting about bad stuff, conspiracy stuff or news that gets lots of hits isn’t that hard or that valuable.
“I want to know God’s thoughts, the rest are mere details.” -Albert Einstein.
I’ll be back shortly. Thanks for your views!
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.
This guy is totally amazing. I’ve seen a lot of his videos and he is remarkable in so many ways. The below video is the first I’ve seen of him talking about Christ and his spirituality.
The speech is wide ranging and has a number of major “hits” and striking insights.
If you’ve ever felt a pull to hear more about what Christ had to say and the peace, joy and love that comes along with it; have a listen, maybe Nick’s presentation will speak to you as well.
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.
In our world of “YOU CAN DO IT!!” and self-promotion, it’s challenging to accept a worldview that is turned on it’s axis and believes that apart from God we can do nothing good. The following dialogue from my friend David Weber at KingDavidsTable.com is a compelling piece of thought; I wonder if it’s meant for us to read today?
Surely this doesn’t suggest we sit in a corner doing nothing all day, however it does suggest we should move slowly and step by step fervently seeking Guidance and Inspiration through prayer and selfless seeking of God’s will. The form of that communication may be in a coincidental meeting, a sign post witness that repeats a thought you had in mind while praying or simply in a profound moving of your heart towards a certain thing or action. I’m certainly no Prophet, but this has been very tangible in my experience and appears to go way beyond any placebo effect to discover a new path for me and my life….
“A very recent dialogue with a sister leads me to add that it is a gideonic army that is being raised up in this day, “gideonic” in the sense that the army of the Lord that shall do great exploits in the days ahead shall be made up of disciples who QUAKE with distrust at their own ability to meet any task. These shall be people who KNOW (by experience) that apart from the Father they can do nothing.
So, are you feeling like an “inept and frightened little mouse” at times (as this sister put it)? Well, it sounds to me like your on the right track then, the track of learning that God does not need or desire your abilities or your strength one bit, but rather, He wants your AVAILABILITY, your FAITH, and your TRUST IN HIM. Give Him those things, and He’ll use you to turn the world upside down for His glory.”
By Murray Rothbard via Mises.org
All right: Even if we concede that full private property in resources and the free market will conserve and create resources, and do it far better than government regulation, what of the problem of pollution? Wouldn’t we be suffering aggravated pollution from unchecked “capitalist greed”?
There is, first of all, this stark empirical fact: Government ownership, even socialism, has proved to be no solution to the problem of pollution. Even the most starry-eyed proponents of government planning concede that the poisoning of Lake Baikal in the Soviet Union is a monument to heedless industrial pollution of a valuable natural resource. But there is far more to the problem than that. Note, for example, the two crucial areas in which pollution has become an important problem: the air and the waterways, particularly the rivers. But these are precisely two of the vital areas in society in which private property has not been permitted to function.
First, the rivers. The rivers, and the oceans too, are generally owned by the government; private property, certainly complete private property, has not been permitted in the water. In essence, then, government owns the rivers. But government ownership is not true ownership, because the government officials, while able to control the resource cannot themselves reap their capital value on the market. Government officials cannot sell the rivers or sell stock in them. Hence, they have no economic incentive to preserve the purity and value of the rivers. Rivers are, then, in the economic sense, “unowned”; therefore government officials have permitted their corruption and pollution. Anyone has been able to dump polluting garbage and wastes in the waters. But consider what would happen if private firms were able to own the rivers and the lakes. If a private firm owned Lake Erie, for example, then anyone dumping garbage in the lake would be promptly sued in the courts for their aggression against private property and would be forced by the courts to pay damages and to cease and desist from any further aggression. Thus, only private property rights will insure an end to pollution — invasion of resources. Only because the rivers are unowned is there no owner to rise up and defend his precious resource from attack. If, in contrast, anyone should dump garbage or pollutants into a lake which is privately owned (as are many smaller lakes), he would not be permitted to do so for very long — the owner would come roaring to its defense. Professor Dolan writes:
With a General Motors owning the Mississippi River, you can be sure that stiff effluent charges would be assessed on industries and municipalities along its banks, and that the water would be kept clean enough to maximize revenues from leases granted to firms seeking rights to drinking water, recreation, and commercial fishing.
If government as owner has allowed the pollution of the rivers, government has also been the single major active polluter, especially in its role as municipal sewage disposer. There already exist low-cost chemical toilets which can burn off sewage without polluting air, ground, or water; but who will invest in chemical toilets when local governments will dispose of sewage free to their customers?
What is the origin of our words? Where is the headwater of our thoughts? Even if we have pure intentions, how much do we allow them to be polluted by the agendas and attitudes of others who are in bondage to their own dramas and destructive patterns?
Surely we all experience difficult situations and struggle to react to them in an honorable way (or at least we should) and are pulled in different directions that challenge our hearts and minds to find the right words that express what we feel, think and believe so that we can remain as forces of good, peace and love to those around us.
But how we do access these often-hard-to-find emotions and thoughts in the midst of chaotic, traumatic and confusing situations?
Should we tell ourselves that some people just “good” and others just “bad”? Do we ignore a “log in our own eye while trying to remove the speck from another’s“?
To add to our confusion, the body also has it’s own distinct and powerful consciousness that impacts our lives. Scientists like Bruce Lipton and Candance Pert have done remarkable research on this subject; and although any teenager will surely attest to their findings, we often forget that we are often under the will of our reactionary, foolish bodies that drive us into anger, fear and wickedness.
So, how do we escape? Will we ever “put all works of the devil under foot” to allow divine thoughts, words and actions to flow through us?
If you look into your present, past and future and see far too much anger, sadness, anxiety, and fear you have the power to transcend these influences and be resurrected into a new form, under new management, with great authority and power to cast down the cruel spirits at work, shed off our heavy flesh and bones shell, and move into a walk led by The Spirit unencumbered by these forces.
In my experience this is done by communion and conscious pursuit of God and his perfect Son, Jesus Christ.
Surely this “transcending” is a ladder that we climb and fall on, up and down, every day—sometimes closer, and sometimes farther away…