(if you were never a special person, you are a special person  now)
(if you can call an American a 'Day' and take away his civil rights,
what makes you think 'Night' will be any different?)


You don't need nuclear weapons to destroy America.
All you have to do is say: "These Americans are different, American Law does not apply to them."

A bunch of people going around calling themselves WE, has the law of the mob, and the authority of the bully.

Under the Constitution, fundamental liberties (speech, a free press, worship, self-defense, travel and privacy, to name a few) are accorded the highest protection from governmental intrusion.
One can only lose a fundamental right by intentionally giving it up or via due process (a jury trial resulting in a conviction for criminal behavior).
~ Judge Andrew Napolitano

The Constitution Of The United States
The Constitution Of Texas

those are Walls Against Tyranny

"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion."
 ~ Albert Camus

“Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth.” ~ Albert Einstein

“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual).”
~ Ayn Rand

Since there is no such entity as “the public,” since the public is merely a number of individuals, any claimed or implied conflict of “the public interest” with private interests means that the interests of some men are to be sacrificed to the interests and wishes of others. Since the concept is so conveniently undefinable, its use rests only on any given gang’s ability to proclaim that “The public, c’est moi”—and to maintain the claim at the point of a gun.
~ Ayn Rand

"A mob is no less a mob because they are with you."
~ President John Adams

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Fighting usurpation of authority since 2006
"So long, and thanks for all the fish..."

No courts, no judge, no jury?  No thanks...

I defect
(and as a citizen, demand political asylum in the United States Of America)

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Robin Williams in the very fun movie "Moscow On The Hudson"
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"Crime is crime, aggression against rights is aggression, no matter how many citizens agree to the oppression.  There is nothing sacrosanct about the majority; the lynch mob, too, is the majority in its own domain."
~ Murray Rothbard

The Lynch-Mob Mentality - At least Salem witch hunters gave pretenses of trials before burning their fellow citizens at the stake.
Article by Glenn Greenwald

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences."
   ~ C. S. Lewis

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Never lose sight of the foundations of our country....

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"Man is free if he needs to obey no person but solely the laws."
~ Immanuel Kant

FOUNDING FATHERS OF OUR NEW COUNTRY - a long but excellent piece about the foundations of our country.  Well worth the read.

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Shouldn’t the United States Return to Its Constitution? - "The Constitution (article VI, clause 3) requires that senators and representatives “be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution.” Do they?"
Recipe Concocted for Perpetual War is a Bitter One - Perpetual war is leading to a host of societal ills, yet debates on war and peace are almost entirely absent from public discourse, Robert Wing and Coleen Rowley observe.
Happy Landings - "A black hole is opening up in some sub-basement of a tower on Wall Street, and it will suck the remaining value from this asset-stripped nation into the vacuum of history like so much silage."
Trump Isn’t Another Hitler. He’s Another Obama - "America has two corporatist war parties who serve a plutocratic class of elites; one of them wears a cowboy hat, the other has pink hair. That’s it."
What Has QE Wrought? - Many of the central planners in charge reassure us that the concern for a dangerous bubble existing is completely unfounded since the CPI is barely rising. Two points: 1) The CPI is rising faster than they will admit and 2) The CPI is not the tell-tale sign of a serious bubble forming. Many other bubbles and dislocations can exist as a consequence of creating trillions of dollars out of thin air. And there are quite a few.
A Tale of Two Americas: Where the Rich Get Richer and the Poor Go to Jail - "On January 26, 2014, Sharnalle Mitchell was with her children in Montgomery, Alabama when police showed up at her home to arrest her. Mitchell was not accused of a crime. Instead, the police came to her home because she had not fully paid a traffic ticket from 2010. The single mother was handcuffed in front of her children (aged one and four) and taken to jail. She was ordered to either pay $2,800 or sit her debt out in jail at a rate of fifty dollars a day for fifty-nine days. Unable to pay, Mitchell wrote out the numbers one to fifty-eight on the back of her court documents and began counting days."
Fascism: The American Way of Life - "The United States of America, regardless of the misguided belief by the masses that this is the land of the free, is undeniably by strict political definition, a Fascist oligarchy."
Doug Casey on Anarchy and Voluntaryism - "America was once unique among the world’s countries. Unfortunately that’s no longer the case. The idea is still unique, but the country no longer is.
The U.S. is Not a Democracy, It Never Was - If we are astute and perspicacious enough to recognize that the U.S. is undemocratic today, let us not be so indolent or ill-informed that we let ourselves be lulled to sleep by lullabies praising its halcyon past. Indeed, if the United States is not a democracy today, it is in large part due to the fact that it never was one.
The Fading Scent of the American Dream - "Whatever you think of Trump, his election isn't the problem; it's merely a symptom of much deeper forces that will sweep our corrupt and rotten-to-the-core status quo into the dustbin of history."
The End of Empire - "The empire will collapse and the nation will consume itself within our lifetimes if we do not wrest power from those who rule the corporate state."
Mass Shootings: The Military-Entertainment Complex’s Culture of Violence Turns Deadly - "You want to stop the gun violence?  Stop the worship of violence that permeates our culture."
Court Strips Immunity From Sheriff's Office That Raided Hobby Gardener's Home Over Tea Leaves - "There was no probable cause at any step of the investigation. Not at the garden shop, not at the gathering of the tea leaves, and certainly not at the analytical stage when the officers willfully ignored directions to submit any presumed results to a laboratory for analysis. Full stop."
How Prison Labor is the New American Slavery and Most of Us Unknowingly Support It - "American slavery was technically abolished in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment has allowed it to continue “as a punishment for crimes” well into the 21st century. Not surprisingly, corporations have lobbied for a broader and broader definition of “crime” in the last 150 years. As a result, there are more (mostly dark-skinned) people performing mandatory, essentially unpaid, hard labor in America today than there were in 1830."
Innocent Man Sentenced to Prison for Standing on a Sidewalk, Informing People of Their Rights - "Keith Wood is innocent. He was merely attempting to educate his neighbors about their rights on a jury, which should be protected free speech."
Brave Police Save Town From Man Selling Veggies - "If the police would focus on solving the millions of rapes which they never investigate, or perhaps the 39% of murders that never get cleared, maybe their Facebook pages wouldn’t be bombarded by angry citizens as often."
JFK at 100 - by Paul Craig Roberts - "The assassination of President Kennedy was an enormous cost to the world. Kennedy and Khrushchev would have followed up their collaboration in defusing the Cuban Missile Crisis by ending the Cold War long before the military/security complex achieved its iron grip on the US government."
Are We Fighting Terrorism, Or Creating More Terrorism? - by Ron Paul - "They do not hate us because we are rich and free. They hate us because we are over there, bombing them. "
The Lessons of Sgt. Pepper’s 50 Years Later: Stop Fighting One Another and Focus on the Real Enemy - " The answer to oppression, injustice and tyranny is the same today as it was 50 years ago: if you want freedom, you have to begin by freeing your mind. That will mean rejecting violence, politics and anything that divides."
Prisons of Pleasure or Pain: Huxley’s “Brave New World” vs. Orwell’s “1984” - A really good comparison of 1984 and Brave New World with what is happening in the world today.
Beware the Dogs of War: Is the American Empire on the Verge of Collapse? - "Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes… known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare." — James Madison
3 Reasons Trump Is Wrong to Oppose Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform - "Civil asset forfeiture reform is an idea that's time has come, in Texas and elsewhere, whether Donald Trump is ready or not."
The Path to Total Dictatorship: America's Shadow Government and Its Silent Coup - " long as government officials—elected and unelected alike—are allowed to operate beyond the reach of the Constitution, the courts and the citizenry, the threat to our freedoms remains undiminished."
China facing full-blown banking crisis, world's top financial watchdog warns - "The Bank for International Settlements warned in its quarterly report that China’s "credit to GDP gap" has reached 30.1, the highest to date and in a different league altogether from any other major country tracked by the institution."
How To Survive In These United States of Scamerica - "Don’t forget, this is the same government telling you freedom isn’t free and the same banks loaning/printing/conjuring/manifesting the government the money to buy the weapons to make freedom expensive. “Free money! Ask about our home loans!” A scam. “Terrorists are threatening our freedom!” A scam. “We live in the greatest nation on Earth!” A scam. Always assume it’s a scam and you can’t go wrong."
Drug War is Crumbling: Town Converts Prison into Cannabis Grow Facility - "Momentum is growing around the country to stop filling jails with non-violent drug offenders. One measure of progress would be more jails becoming empty. What an inspiring trend it would be to turn these places of state-sanctioned misery into grow centers for a miraculous therapeutic plant."
Former Bush Official Just Confirmed That Our Wars Are for Corporate Interests - “In many respects,” Wilkerson continued, “it is now private interests that benefit most from our use of military force. Whether it’s private security contractors, that are still all over Iraq or Afghanistan, or it’s the bigger-known defense contractors, like the number one in the world, Lockheed Martin.”
Surprise! NSA data will soon routinely be used for domestic policing that has nothing to do with terrorism - "It’s all another sobering reminder that any powers we grant to the federal government for the purpose of national security will inevitably be used just about everywhere else."
FBI Orders Teachers To Report Students Who Question Government - New federal guidelines have just been introduced across the country, and what they mandate is quite disturbing to civil libertarians. The FBI has now instructed high schools across the nation to report students who in any way criticize government policies and what the report phrases as “western corruption.”
The Big Short - A movie I highly recommend about the events leading up to the collapse of the financial system in 2007-2008.  Entertainining as well as informative.  "Four denizens in the world of high-finance predict the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and decide to take on the big banks for their greed and lack of foresight."
5 Minute Speech that Got Judge Napolitano Fired from Fox News [Youtube Video] - Well worth a watch.  I wish more people of his notoriety, prestige and background had the guts to speak out like this.
The Constitution, the President and Guns - by Andrew Napolitano - "Under the Constitution, fundamental liberties (speech, a free press, worship, self-defense, travel and privacy, to name a few) are accorded the highest protection from governmental intrusion. One can only lose a fundamental right by intentionally giving it up or via due process (a jury trial resulting in a conviction for criminal behavior)."
Princeton Study Says U.S. No Longer An Actual Democracy - "Researchers Martin Gilens along with Benjamin I. Page concluded that over the past few decades in particular, the U.S. political system has gradually changed in a way that has warped the Democratic Republic into a nearly pure oligarchy, where the elite 1% rule with almost total influence and control over the government and even police state apparatus. "
"The War On Terror Is Creating More Terror" - by Ron Paul - "The interventionists will do anything to prevent Americans from seeing that their foreign policies are perpetuating terrorism and inspiring others to seek to harm us."
58 Facts About The U.S. Economy From 2015 That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe - "Anyone that believes that everything is “perfectly fine” and that we are going to come out of this “stronger than ever” is just being delusional."
The Road to Galactic Serfdom - "In America we have the blessed freedom to select our flavor of dictator. We can choose where we want the coming totalitarianism to begin before spreading everywhere else: total war, a total police state, or total economic planning. “I love democracy! I love the Republic!”
Terrorism: Face the Facts or Face World War III - By Gerald Celente - "If the causes and effects of foreign policy – doing to others as you would have them do to you – are not truthfully examined, the War on Terror will escalate into World War III."
Blowback—–The Washington War Party’s Folly Comes Home To Roost - "Exactly 26 years ago last week, peace was breaking out in a manner that the world had not experienced since June 1914. The Berlin Wall—-the symbol of a century of state tyranny, grotesque mass warfare and the nuclear sword of Damocles hanging over the planet—-had come tumbling down on November 9, 1989."
Forget the New World Order, Here’s Who Really Runs the World - “It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies: the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Justice Department. I also include the Department of the Treasury because of its jurisdiction over financial flows, its enforcement of international sanctions and its organic symbiosis with Wall Street.”
FOURTH TURNING: CRISIS OF TRUST - "What comes next will be heavily dependent upon whether the 5% to 10% of liberty minded believers in the Constitution are able to gain the trust of the masses. The odds will be long, but no longer than they were during that bitter winter at Valley Forge in 1777-1778."
Six Decades of the "Condor": Washington's "Counter-insurgency" Strategy Goes Domestic - By William Norman Grigg - "Under the legal regime proposed by attorney and law professor William C. Bradford, who until recently was an instructor at West Point, lawyers and legal scholars who criticize or impede the Regime’s endless “war on terror” could be designated “fifth columnists” and “enemy combatants” subject to indefinite detention or summary execution."
Lies the Government Is Telling You - By Andrew P. Napolitano - "How dangerous this is. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. It applies in good times and in bad, in war and in peace. It regulates the governed and the governors. Yet if the government that it regulates can change it by ordinary legislation, then it is not a constitution but a charade."
Neither Freedom nor Safety - By Andrew P. Napolitano - "In their continuous efforts to create the impression that the government is doing something to keep Americans safe, politicians in Washington have misled and lied to the public."
Ecuador May Become First Country In Western Hemisphere To Legalize All Drugs - (It's the only way to stop the violence) - "Legislation was recently introduced in Ecuador, which would make it the second country in the world and the first in the western hemisphere to legalize all drugs, from marijuana to cocaine and even heroin."
Texas Senate Passes Bill to Establish Bullion Depository, Help Facilitate Transactions in Gold and Silver - "Professor William Greene is an expert on constitutional tender and said when people in multiple states actually start using gold and silver instead of Federal Reserve Notes, it would effectively nullify the Federal Reserve and end the federal government’s monopoly on money."
DEA Steals Cash From Innocent Black Man Who They Claim ‘Must Be A Drug Dealer’ - "They found no drugs on him whatsoever. They never saw him selling drugs or committing a crime of any sort. But the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) claims that they are “certain” that 22-year-old Joseph Rivers is a “drug dealer.”  What makes them so sure?  When the young African American man set out to make a music video in Hollywood, after scraping together the funds, the Michigan native had the $16,000 for the shoot on him.  That’s it. Nothing else. Having the money for this video on him, as he traveled from Michigan to Los Angeles was sufficient “evidence” that he was a drug dealer, even though no drugs were found on him, and even though there was no link made between him and any criminal element."
Restore the Fourth - By Andrew P. Napolitano - "Without the rule of law, we are subject to the rule of whoever runs the government, and our rights become licenses to be granted or denied by whoever runs the government. In that world, who or what would restrain the government? An unrestrained government is what we fought the American Revolution against."
Jade Helm: A Military Takeover? - Ron Paul interview - Why are US special forces holding a massive exercise in the US southwest this summer? Is it something civil libertarians should be worried about?
Not Your Grandfather’s FBI - By Andrew P. Napolitano - Will FBI agents who lie, cheat, break the law and testify falsely be brought to justice? Will their superiors who condone this be made to answer? Does the FBI work for us, or do we work for it?
The New Militarism: Who Profits? - by Ron Paul - "The elites are terrified that peace may finally break out, which will be bad for their profits. That is why they are trying to scuttle the Iran deal, nix the Cuba thaw, and drum up a new “Red Scare” coming from Moscow. We must not be fooled into believing their lies."
Amendment by Consent - By Andrew P. Napolitano - "...nothing will destroy our personal liberties more effectively than the government refusing to honor them and Americans sheepishly accepting that."
Torture and All of the Other War On Terror Excesses Have Come Home - "Torture isn’t just putting Americans in harm’s way abroad. It’s also going to come home to haunt us."
The Prison State of America - "Prisons are not, finally, about race, although poor people of color suffer the most. They are not even about being poor. They are prototypes for the future. They are emblematic of the disempowerment and exploitation that corporations seek to inflict on all workers. If corporate power continues to disembowel the country, if it is not impeded by mass protests and revolt, life outside prison will soon resemble life in prison."
Defeat of USA FREEDOM Act is a Victory for Freedom - Written by Ron Paul - "The truth is, Americans should not accept one more extension of the PATRIOT Act and should not endorse its continued dismemberment of our constitutional liberties."
Scorecard: How Many Rights Have Americans REALLY Lost? - "This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right."
15 Signs That We Live During A Time Of Rampant Government Paranoia - "The American people are told that the emerging Big Brother police state is for our safety, but the truth is that it isn’t there to protect us.  It is there to protect them.  Our government has become kind of like a crazy rich uncle that is constantly spying on everyone else in the family because he believes that they are “out to get him”.  The following are 15 signs that we live during a time of rampant government paranoia…"
An Unhappy Summer for Liberty - By Andrew P. Napolitano - "In 1949, when he wrote “1984,” Orwell predicted all this, including the secret torture, the perpetual warfare, the continuous spying and the fear of the government. His predictions were right on the mark — he was only mistaken by 30 years."
Ferguson: The War Comes Home - by Ron Paul - ",,,Congress will not restore constitutional government on its own; the American people must demand that Congress stop facilitating the growth of an authoritarian police state that threatens their liberty. "
10 George Orwell Quotes that Predicted Life in 2014 America - "Once the people are indoctrinated with nationalistic beliefs, and the infrastructure to protect them from some constantly-changing and ever-expanding definition of an enemy is in place, there is no ability for the people to regain liberty."
Give Up Your Police State Or Live Under It - "As more and more people of all varieties find themselves or someone they love terrorized or worse by one of the 124 violent SWAT raids that now occur in America every day, we would do well to remember that the SWAT team also originated in 1967, established by Daryl Gates at the LAPD, and its first use was against black political dissidents."
The Economics of Police Militarism - By Sarah Stillman - “We have people who have warrants because of traffic tickets and are effectively imprisoned in their homes,” Malik Ahmed, the C.E.O. of an organization called Better Family Life, told Cobb. “They can’t go outside because they’ll be arrested. In some cases, people actually have jobs but decide that the threat of arrest makes it not worth trying to commute outside their neighborhood.”
Who’s Funding the Anti-Marijuana Movement? Private Prisons, Prison Guards, Police and Alcohol, Beer and Pharmaceutical Companies - "Some of the most lucrative and powerful industries in America oppose marijuana decriminalization because it threatens their financial bottom-line or jobs for their workers."
The Stealing of America by the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress - "We’re operating in a topsy-turvy Sherwood Forest where instead of Robin Hood and his merry band of thieves stealing from the rich to feed the poor, you’ve got the government and its merry band of corporate thieves stealing from the poor to fatten the wallets of the rich."
What I Don’t Like About Life in the American Police State - ""I don’t like being treated as if my only value to the government is as a source of labor and funds. I don’t like being viewed as a consumer and bits of data. I don’t like being spied on and treated as if I have no right to privacy."
What Is social justice? Economist Walter Williams has an answer. - "I keep what I earn, and you keep what you earn. If you believe that you deserve some of what I earn, please explain why."
Chicago PD Believes It Can See The Future, Starts Warning Citizens About Crimes They Might Commit - "It might just be time for a re-watch of Terry Gilliam's Brazil with an eye on reminding ourselves what a simple clerical error can do to the Archibald Buttles of the world."
Noam Chomsky: A Surveillance State Beyond Imagination Is Being Created in One of the World's Freest Countries - A White House lawyer seems determined to demolish our civil liberties.
Predictive Policing Is Not Like 'Minority Report' — It's Worse - "The result is a police practice that essentially keeps whole locales and minority groups in everyday opposition to law enforcement. If predictive policing were effective in ending crime, things would look differently."
‘Sneak & peek’ warrants allow police to secretly enter homes without notice - Covert tactics have become legally accepted and increasingly popular.
The Glories of America’s Wars: “Made in Hollywood” by the Pentagon’s Propaganda Machine - "Using mind control methods for decades to mesmerize, desensitize, brainwash and blind young Americans to the savagery of war and violence by glorifying it through Hollywood propaganda films, the US government has been effectively manipulating multiple generations to do its dirty bloody bidding as sacrificial lambs at the geopolitical Masonic altar where no one wins but the bloodthirsty 1% war profiteering vampires who have been getting away with bloody murder for centuries."
We The Problem - "We, the people, must reject the false paradigms offered as easy panaceas by our leaders. Gun Control, Ubiquitous Surveillance, and free speech zones are snake oil, meant to poison and distract the people all the while we are tied down by oppressive laws and fatal memes that security only comes through slavery."
A Matter of Principle: The True Aims of the Terror War - "The Terror War -- and the concomitant degradation of society and individual lives -- shows in stark relief that the system is producing exactly what it aims to produce: death, despair -- and record-breaking profits."
If We Refuse to Be Terrorized, We Win and the Terrorists Lose - "Courage is contagious … and every single one of us has a huge reserve of courage just waiting for us to tap.  When we tap into our inner strength, we beat the terrorists … whether they’re sitting in a cave on the other side of the world or in Washington."
Chomsky: Obama ‘Determined To Demolish The Foundations Of Our Civil Liberties’ - "Progressive hero Noam Chomsky is terrified of the surveillance state that has developed during the tenure of President Barack Obama"
Obama Administration Spent a Fortune Monitoring Occupy Protests, including Flash Mobs and Yoga Classes - "The documents show monitoring in 2011 and 2012 by law enforcement agencies around the country, reporting on religious meetings, Christmas caroling and other events."
Why Are Russia and China (and Iran) Paramount Enemies for the US Ruling Elite? - "Does it not seem strange that, with the Cold War long over, the Paramount Enemies of the United States remain Russia and China?"
If You Are Doing Nothing Wrong You Have PLENTY to Fear – 30 Examples - “They can spy on me all they want. I am not doing anything wrong.”
They sang this song in Germany in 1933. And they sang it with unprecedented gusto in the months following 9/11, all in the name of  “security” and “keeping us safe”.
90% of All Deaths In War Are CIVILIANS - "Not only is war bad for civilians, it is also bad for the economy and makes us poor.  The oligarchs are the only ones who benefit."
The Fed's $16 Trillion Bailouts Under-Reported - "The findings verify that over $16 trillion was allocated to corporations and banks internationally, purportedly for “financial assistance” during and after the 2008 fiscal crisis."
Will Detroit Be The First Major Chinese City In The United States? - " Chinese company known as "Sino-Michigan Properties LLC" actually had plans to buy 200 acres of land near the little town of Milan, Michigan and turn it into a "China City" with artificial lakes, a Chinese cultural center and hundreds of housing units for Chinese citizens."
5 Nobel Prize Winning Economists and Several World Leaders: End the War On Drugs - "It’s Become Obvious to Everyone that the War On Drugs Is a Failure"
17 Facts To Show To Anyone That Believes That The U.S. Economy Is Just Fine - "None of the long-term trends that are systematically destroying our economy have been addressed, and none of our major economic problems have been fixed."
Shocking Facts About The Deindustrialization Of America That Everyone Should Know - "In the end, the rest of the nation is going to suffer the same fate as Detroit unless Americans are willing to stand up and fight for their economy while they still can."
Executive Order Tyranny - By Andrew P. Napolitano
Washington: The Illusion of Government - The Media: The Illusion of Coverage - by Fred Reed
Cops Reportedly Beat Up Deaf Man For Not Following Orders That He Couldn’t Hear - 64-year-old Pearl Pearson, a deaf man, was left with bloody eyes after Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers repeatedly punched him in the face.
Things cannot be dumbed down any further, warn experts - How long until the Rock becomes too pretentious for mainstream audiences?
53 Years To The Day That Eisenhower Warned Of The Military-Industrial Complex, Obama Will Further Its Cause - Fifty three years ago today, President Dwight Eisenhower gave his famous speech warning of the military-industrial complex.
Federal Reserve Steals From the Poor and Gives to the Rich - By Ron Paul
A Conspiracy So Vast
 - By the government against its victims. Article by Andrew Napolitano.
McDonald's Tells Employees To Consider Returning Holiday Gifts To Get Out Of Debt - This ranks right up there with Walmart asking their employees to contribute to a fund to help out other employees who can't afford Thanksgiving dinner.
One Lawmaker Is Literally Smashing The Belongings Of The Homeless With A Sledgehammer - "There is a war on compassion in America today."
Over 3,000 US prisoners serving life without parole for non-violent crimes - ACLU report chronicles thousands of lives ruined by life sentences for crimes such as shoplifting or possession of a crack pipe
Born Libertarian: Doug Casey on Ron Paul and the Price of Freedom
2.3 Million Americans Rot in Prison -- Meet the Corporations Exploiting Them for Profit - The prison industry is more lucrative than you think.
Top 10 Questions Ron Paul Answered During an Online Q&A - "...I appreciate it when people compliment me on sticking to my principles."
Is the FISA Court Constitutional? - By Andrew P. Napolitano - "By altering the constitutionally mandated requirement of the existence of a case or controversy before the jurisdiction of the federal courts may be invoked, Congress has lessened the protection of the right to be left alone that the Framers intentionally sought to enshrine."
US Egypt Policies Don't Pass the Laugh Test - by Ron Paul - "The hypocrisy of the US administration on these events in Egypt is stunning."
If You Like the Surveillance State, You’ll Love E-Verify - by Ron Paul - "Creation of a federal database with photos and possibly other “biometric” information about American citizens is a great leap forward for the surveillance state. All Americans who still care about limited government and individual liberty should strongly oppose E-Verify. "
33 Shocking Facts Which Show How Badly The Economy Has Tanked Since Obama Became President - "It is getting very tiring listening to Obama supporters try to claim that Obama has improved the economy.  That is a false claim that is not even remotely close to reality.  The following are 33 shocking facts which show how badly the U.S. economy has tanked since Obama became president..."
Ten Reasons the U.S. Is No Longer the Land of the Free - by Jonathan Turley - "While each new national-security power Washington has embraced was controversial when enacted, they are often discussed in isolation. But they don’t operate in isolation. They form a mosaic of powers under which our country could be considered, at least in part, authoritarian."
Oh Help. Oh Help. Oh Help. - Disordered Ramblings on Martial Prowess by Fred Reed - "The days when the US could afford high wages and fun wars and a vast military all at once, them days is over. Oh. Ver."
Domestic Spying Is Dangerous to Freedom - By Andrew P. Napolitano - "What will the NSA spies seek next? Our passwords? We already know the answer to that one. They asked for them last week."
No Military Coups for America? What About November 1963? - “Oh, Jacob, don’t be silly. President Kennedy’s assassination couldn’t have been orchestrated by the U.S. national-security state, notwithstanding the overwhelming amount of evidence pointing in that direction, because it’s just inconceivable that such a thing could happen here in our country. That’s just a conspiracy theory."
Nevada cops sued over forced occupation of private homes - "It’s been a few hundred years since the Third Amendment was written to keep King George from quartering British troops in American homes, but a lawsuit just filed in Nevada suggests it’s as relevant as ever."
The Age of Authoritarianism: Government of the Politicians, by the Military, for the Corporations - "President Obama’s declaration that “America is at a crossroads” in the fight against terror, a fight that is increasingly turning inwards, setting its sights on homegrown extremists, should give every American pause."
The Biggest Ponzi Scheme In The History Of The World - "All of this could have been avoided if Uncle Sam had never agreed to Fred's crazy scheme.  And once Uncle Sam made the decision to stop backing his notes with gold, it was only a matter of time before the scheme was going to collapse."
Liberty in Shambles - by Andrew P. Napolitano - "The modern-day British soldiers – our federal agents – are not going from house to house; they are going from phone to phone and from computer to computer, enabling them to penetrate every aspect of our lives. If anything violates the lessons of our history, the essence of our values and the letter of the Constitution, it is this."
US Suspends Constitution in Permanent World War on Terror - "By making a few subtle changes to a regulation in the U.S. Code titled “Defense Support of Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies” the military has quietly granted itself the ability to police the streets without obtaining prior local or state consent, upending a precedent that has been in place for more than two centuries."
It Is Official: The US Is a Police State - article by Paul Craig Roberts
Why do Americans get the Constitution so wrong? - There’s no excuse for misquoting and misunderstanding the US Constitution. But public figures ranging from Nancy Pelosi to Rush Limbaugh do it all the time.
The Declaration, the Constitution, and Liberty in Our Time - Ever since the dawn of recorded history, people’s minds have been inculcated with the notion that government is the master and the people are the servants.
Tyrants, Torturers, and Taxmen: Pillars of 'Civilization' - we'd better take a good look at our society
Obama and the Patriot Act: “Yes We Can” Kill the Bill of Rights
Thoughts on an Interview with General Stanley McChrystal - Fred Reed on the insanity of the war in Afghanistan
Cool Hand Luke
What we've got here is failure to communicate.
Some men you just can't reach...
So, you get what we had here last week,
Which is the way he wants it !
Well, he gets it !
N' I don't like it any more than you men

And for the lighter side of the news, don't forget Paul Krassner's IRONIC TIMES
and The Onion - "America's Finest News Source"

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A 1 hour show I do for for Radio Free Dishnuts/SkyScanner Radio
Wednesday Evenings at 10pm EST
Armadillo Roadkill Report
A tech/info bit I do on Saturday evenings during the
Jimmy Lee and Bambi Show on CNI Radio

Stuff About Me
My Current Blog - A Soviet Level of Surveillance?
info about Austin, TX
News and Op-Ed

Current U.S. National Debt Clock
It's uggggly, folks...
Favorite Music and Musicians
Favorite Humor

Favorite Authors
Favorite Movies and TV
Commentary on the more inane aspects of our society.  Inspired by the movie of the same name.
Science & Technology
Health & Fitness
Martial Arts
Recommended Businesses

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This web site is dedicated to the rights and freedoms
of the citizens of the United States and Texas

"America...  a country so polite even their war was civil." ~ Dudley Moore
(and it wouldn't hurt you to laugh a bit as well - yes you, the one with the computer)

Richards on her Harley

Ann Richards - former Governor of The Great State of Texas

some Ann Richards Quotes

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OK, "For What It's Worth" here goes...

As an American Citizen,
the only authority people have over you is that which you willingly grant them.
The State may have certain authorities over individuals,
but only those specifically designated to it by The People via their representatives.
Any other form of authority is an agreement.

The Real Meaning of the Fourth of July
by Libertarian Lew Rockwell

The (Expanded) Philosophy of Liberty [VIDEO]
A wonderful primer on the philosophy of Libertarianism

US Capitol

As Jimi Hendrix said, somebody's "House is Burning Down"
Unfortunately, it's OUR HOUSE, and it sits on Capitol Hill

Please take the time to investigate my page on what's happening to the foundations of our country,
 and how they are being systematically destroyed.:
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as for me...

Armadillo Roadkill
(poor Old Ironsides....  sniff, sniff)

Instant Armadillo Blues - by the New Riders Of The Purple Sage
Dead Skunk In The Middle Of The Road  - by Loudon Wainwright III
Waltz Across Texas  - Waylon Jennings' "not quite right in the head" version of the classic tune
(I will gladly remove any MP3 from this site upon request - well, not mine of course.. ;-)

Cleese Being Roasted

"The World's Gone Crazy Cotillion"  - Waylon Jennings' take on the state of the planet


Am i speaking to the person with whom I am connected?
"Is this your bar of soap?"
A crime so heinous, it couldn't be taken to court!

But, we don't need courts of law any more.  WE have US!!

Texas Assult Law

What is Assault?

Under the criminal laws of Texas, assault can be charged if you:
1. Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly cause bodily injury to someone else, including your spouse.
2. Intentionally or knowingly threaten someone else, including your spouse, with imminent bodily injury.
3. Intentionally or knowingly cause physical contact with another when the person knows or should reasonably believe that the other will regard the contact as offensive or provocative. (my emphasis)
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And a final thought...
"Who has more than me?"  Listen to Don Williams' beautiful ballad "Miracles"
Classical music fans may hear a bit of Dvorak's New World Symphony in the chorus

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