for the standing armies our former republic maintains at home and in more
than 150 sovereign nations assert, like trained parrots, that those uniformed
legions are, join with me please, "Protecting our freedoms," or, "Fighting
for our freedoms."
find an incomplete compilation of the rights rescinded by decree and the
freedoms forgone by the citizens of this former land of the free.
Where was the military while these losses occurred? With protectors
like them, who needs enemies? Do not be distracted by bogeymen said
to be plotting in caves in Central Asia. Those who would take (and
have already taken) your freedoms are here, in the halls of Congress, in
state legislatures, and in the numerous courts and seats of local government.
You will not like the contents of this page if you:
a Neoconservative (neocon)
an evangelical Neoconservative (theocon)
a "Conservative" who loved the "Cold War"
a Progressive who believes Big Government knows best
one who never questions "authority"
one who never questions government policies
one who is always subservient to "public servants", particularly those
in government-issued costumes
informed by Pox News, the Cynical News Network, the War Street Journal,
Shalom Radio Network News, etc.
a tax-eater who feeds at the Public Trough
government and its agents from the Ten Commandments, especially: "Do not
murder" and "Do not steal"
the US military when the U.S. Supreme Court evolved from its limited
role of being supreme ONLY over the federal courts, to becoming the final
arbiter of all laws and judge of everyone?
the US military when the Alien and Sedition Acts were enacted into
the US military when the right to own real property ceased to be absolute
the US military when a railroad lawyer from Illinois arbitrarily suspended
the freedom of the press, shutting down newspapers and jailing their publishers?
the US military when a railroad lawyer from Illinois forced a US Congressman
from Ohio into exile in Canada?
the US military when a railroad lawyer from Illinois asked the U.S.
Marshals to arrest Roger Brooke Taney, the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme
the US military when parents lost the freedom to direct the education
of their children as schools ceased to be local and useful and became consolidated
the US military when the 14th Amendment
lost its original intent and the Incorporation Doctrine was concocted.
Oh, that Barron v. Baltimore 7 Pet. (32 U.S.) 243 (1833) still prevailed!
the US military when the Federal Reserve was established in 1913 and
began the process of destroying the value of the paper dollar? By
2010, under the stewardship of that banking cartel, the paper dollar had
lost 97% of its value.
the US military when vices began to be criminalized, infringing on
property rights, and the U.S. started the process that would see it incarcerate
more of its citizens than any other nation?
the US military when the right of Jury Nullification ceased to be taught
and juries forget it existed, depriving many of their freedom?
the US military when we lost the right (for about four decades) to
own more than a trivial amount of gold coins or gold bullion?
the US military when the Commerce Clause was enlarged far beyond the
scope of the enumerated powers and Congress trampled our inalienable rights?
the US military when the so-called police powers of states, counties
and municipalities were enlarged to our detriment, with ever more intrusive
regulations, infringing on our most basic freedoms?
the US military when the direct election of federal Senators came into
being, diminishing the role of the States and their unique interests in
setting the course of the nation?
the US military when the entire 2nd
Amendment and especially the phrase, a well-regulated militia, was blatantly
misinterpreted to our detriment, depriving us of that absolute right?
the US military when we lost the right to buy any type of medication
without a prescription? The people of Mexico have that right.
the US military when the U.S. joined the United Nations in an unconventional
manner and began to erode our national sovereignty?
the US military when we lost the freedom to engage in a lawful trade
or occupation without having to obtain permits and licenses?
the US military when our troops were sent to fight wars, not with the
required Congressional declaration of war, but upon the decision of a President?
the US military when our right to banking privacy was lost?
the US military when highly-contrived trade agreements, sold as, free
trade agreements, were enacted, depriving many of gainful employment?
the US military when we lost the protection from double jeopardy, as
civil asset forfeiture proceedings, essentially a type of government-sanctioned
theft, spread through the land?
the US military when plea bargaining, delegating judicial power to
the executive branch, came to replace a trial by a jury of one's peers,
depriving us of a fundamental right?
the US military when we lost the freedom to possess, or travel with,
large amounts of cash?
the US military when "free speech zones" became the only venues for
exercising our 1st Amendment rights to
assemble and demonstrate peacefully?
the US military when we lost the right to privacy on the roads, with
high-resolution cameras recording everything?
the US military when we lost the right to board an airplane anonymously?
Remember when one could sell an un-needed airline ticket to friends or
though classified ads, and the buyer could board that flight without interference?
the US military when the Transportation Security Administration (T.S.A.)
was created by a Republican administration, and immediately suspended the
4th Amendment protections concerning searches
and seizures? If you do not believe me, print this & attach
it to the front & back of all
the US military when we lost the right to privacy for all telephonic
conversations as well as e-mails?
the US military when the freedom of U.S. citizens to exit the country
anonymously, by driving to Canada or Mexico, was suspended?
the US military when Congress and the President devalued all our dollar-denominated
savings to protect the biggest banks from the consequences of their frauds
the US military when the Federal Reserve devalued all our dollar-denominated
savings to protect the biggest banks from the consequences of their frauds
the US military when the people lost the freedom to demand that all
Presidents be natural born citizens?
the US military when U.S. citizens lost the right to decide to buy
or not to buy health insurance?
the US military when, under a Democratic administration, the Transportation
Security Administration (T.S.A.) installed the "naked" scanners at U.S.
airports and instituted punitive "enhanced pat down" procedures to discourage
fliers from opting out of those irradiating scanners? By the way,
the so-called "enhanced pat down" is actually what law enforcement personnel
call a "custody search" or "pre-custodial search." Will cavity searches
If you wish
to remind me that much has changed since 11 September 2001 and that we
live in a different world, please don't bother. Instead, first read
the entire text of the U.S. Constitution, and statements
and C below:
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin
Abolishing the C.I.A. and removing all U.S. military and mercenaries (security
contractors) from Islamic nations would remove the raison d'être
of most terrorism. Learn what "blowback" is. Find out which
organization is the world's largest consumer of fuels derived from petroleum.
Hint: their headquarters is pentagonal. What is the connection between
their consumption of petroleum, need to secure future sources of petroleum,
and their presence in the Middle East and Central Asia?
There is a difference between loving one's country and loving one's government.
The former is called patriotism, the other makes one a useful idiot for
the regime. .
This work is
not a call for the military to intervene in the political affairs of this
nation, rather, it seeks to point out a common misconception.
are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."
"If ye love
wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the
animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not
your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed
you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget
that ye were our countrymen." Samuel Adams, speech at Philadelphia
State House, 1 August 1776.
"The tree of
liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots
and tyrants. It is its natural manure."
Jefferson, letter to William Smith, 13 Nov. 1787
"God who gave
us life -- gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be thought
secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the
minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That
they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble
for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot
sleep forever." Thomas Jefferson
is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is
a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” George Washington
"All the perplexities,
confusions and distresses in America arise not from defects in the constitution
or confederation, nor from want of honor or virtue, as much from downright
ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation." John Adams,
letter to Thomas Jefferson
military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions
to liberty. The means of defence against foreign danger, have been
always the instruments of tyranny at home.” James Madison
"In a government
of law, the existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to
observe the law scrupulously. . Our government is the potent, the
omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people
by example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker,
it breeds contempt for the law; it invites every man to become a law unto
himself; it invites anarchy." Justice Louis Brandeis in, Olmstead
v. U.S., 277 US 438, 1928
"I spent 33
years and four months in active military service, and during that period
I spent most of my time as a high-class muscle man for Big Business, for
Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for
capitalism. I helped make Mexico, and especially Tampico, safe for American
oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for
the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping
of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street.
I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown
Brothers in 1902–1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the
American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the
American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that
Standard Oil went its way unmolested." Smedley Darlington Butler,
“The aim of
public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to
reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed
and train a standardized citizenry, to down dissent and originality.
That is its aim in the United States, whatever the pretensions of politicians,
pedagogues, and other such mountebanks, and that is its aim everywhere
else…. Their purpose, in brief, is to make docile and patriotic citizens,
to pile up majorities, and to make John Doe and Richard Doe as nearly alike,
in their everyday reactions and ways of thinking, as possible.” H.
"War is the
health of the State. It automatically sets in motion throughout society
those irresistible forces for uniformity, for passionate cooperation with
the Government in coercing into obedience the minority groups and individuals
which lack the larger herd sense. The machinery of government sets
and enforces the drastic penalties; the minorities are either intimidated
into silence, or brought slowly around by a subtle process of persuasion
which may seem to them really to be converting them." Randolph Bourne
"In a time
of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."
"Facts do not
cease to exist because they are ignored." Aldous Huxley, Brave New
have never thirsted after truth. Whoever can supply them with illusions
is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is
always their victim.” Gustave LeBon
that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime."
"I hate war
as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality,
its futility, its stupidity." Dwight D. Eisenhower
“We will bankrupt
ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.” Dwight D. Eisenhower
“if they can
get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.”
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow
thieves, murderers, or cannibals those who offer compromise slow you and
sap your vitality while pretending to be your friends. Compromisers
are the enemy of all humanity, the enemies of life itself. Compromisers
are the enemies of everything important, sacred and true." L. Neil
“We have become
a Nazi monster in the eyes of the whole world, a nation of bullies
and bastards who would rather kill than live peacefully. We are not
just Whores for power and oil, but killer whores with hate and fear in
our hearts. We are human scum, and that is how history will judge
us…No redeeming social value. Just whores. Get out of our way,
or we’ll kill you.” Hunter S. Thompson