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SOME CALL IT TYRANNY

Monday, January 18th, 2016

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“When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” -Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

If you live in China, would you feel affrighted to publish a criticism of a governmental agency with which you have direct dealings? Would you worry that its bureaucrats might retaliate against you, inflicting significant harm? If so, you live in that which some call tyranny.

If you live in Cuba, would you feel affrighted to publish a criticism of a governmental agency with which you have direct dealings? Would you worry that its bureaucrats might retaliate against you, inflicting significant harm?  If so, you live in that which some call tyranny.

If you live in North Korea, would you feel affrighted to publish a criticism of a governmental agency with which you have direct dealings? Would you worry that its bureaucrats might retaliate against you, inflicting significant harm?  If so, you live in that which some call tyranny.

If you live in these United States of America, would you feel affrighted to publish a criticism of a governmental agency with which you have direct dealings? Have you ever felt affrighted for any reason by any potential for arbitrary, whimsical, and capricious retaliation by governmental bureaucrats for actions by you that are legal and constitutionally protected? Have you ever worried that governmental bureaucrats might retaliate against you, inflicting significant harm?  If so, you live in that which some call tyranny.

Consider a set of laws in a participatory republic based upon a written constitution. The laws in question represent the inescapable consequences of a problematic ratification of a constitutional amendment that allowed the creation of a powerful agency of the central government — an agency empowered to do the following:

1) Review all your financial holdings and transactions without a search-warrant issued by a judge in a court with appropriate jurisdiction — a search-warrant based upon “probable cause”  as demanded by a fourth amendment to the constitution.

2) Seize your banking account without approval of any court having appropriate jurisdiction and without prior notification of you, the account-holder, as demanded by a fourth amendment to the constitution.

3) Make unsubstantiated allegations of guilt against you then demand that you prove your innocence despite a fifth amendment to the constitution.

4) Make criminal allegations against you without any statute of limitation attached.

5) Concoct a set of often contradictory, continually-changing regulations composed of more than 70,000 pages of text incomprehensible to the average citizen, requiring paid assistance from a specialized preparer of continually changing, annual forms — forms demanded that you file under penalty of fine and imprisonment — then deny you privileged communication between the preparer and you such that the preparer acts as a policing agent for the government paid by you.

6) Offer you free assistance in answering your questions but deny responsibility for the truth and accuracy of the answers provided, leaving you liable for its mistakes.

7) Force you to hire an expensive lawyer to appeal to a board composed of governmental agents should you appeal an adverse decision by a governmental agent regarding the form that the government compelled you to file. If said board finds against you, force you again to hire an expensive lawyer in order to appear in court, should you wish to appeal further that adverse decision. If the government wins, too bad for you. If the government loses, again too bad for you … no reïmbursement of your legal fees and court-costs. Even if you win, you lose.

8) Acquire a documented history of individuals, groups, and companies that have criticized the agency or the politicians in power then persecute those individuals, groups, and companies in violation of published restrictions upon the agency. Whenever such misdeeds are discovered, initially deny falsely that of which it truly is guilty then, even when proof against it falls beyond reasonable doubt, escape further investigation and prosecution of the offending agents protected by the governmental agency charged with said investigation and prosecution.

Well, you need not expend much effort stretching your imagination. Simply think of three, little words that strike fear into the heart of every productive citizen.

“Every nation has the government for which it is fit.” -Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821)

Science says, “Behavior has its consequences.”

So it has been. So it is. So it will be … unless you change it. How? Therein lies the question.

” Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” -Matthew 7:7

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GOVERNMENT BY THE UNFIT?

Monday, January 11th, 2016

“Every nation has the government for which it is fit.” -Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821)

These United States of America again has entered into another year of deceit. Of all the political aspirants this year seeking the presidency, which address the fundamental issues? None — well, perhaps one.

Besides, who comprise the list of such aspirants? A woman whose alleged crimes include everything from murder to fraud down the list towards parking tickets. A stereotypical, Jewish Communist from Brooklyn. Perhaps, a plagiaring Vice-President who never opened his mouth without putting his foot into it. A braggadocio-populist whose list of financial betrayals include many a losing investor. A lawyer-politician born in Canada. A surgeon whose primary claim to political fame is his race. A lawyer-lobbyist turned politician whose primary claim to fame is his Cuban heritage. Etc., etc.

These are among those one of whom will lead the government for which this nation is fit. Perhaps, the only candidate who quite does not fit the mold is the physician, Rand Paul; whose brand of libertarianism, nevertheless, denies any basic code of morality. Moral anarchy, however, leads to moralistic tyranny, as we now are witnessing in many centers of supposedly higher learning, wherein the latest demand is to ban freedom of speech — including political speech.

Who will lead this nation? What will comprise that leadership? How will that leadership be executed?

This nation —a nation now on fire — has been surrendering its liberty to tyranny in the name of “homeland security”; losing bankrupting wars in the name of bringing “democracy” to those many of whom never heard the word even and would not want it, anyway; descending into the depths of debt never to be repaid in the name of “economic stability”; and indulging in abominable licentiousness to a degree seldom, if ever, witnessed in history in the name of “humanitarianism” — a term that itself has become an obscenity camouflaging a multitude of sins — and, paradoxically, in the name of  “dignity”.

So, what’s a patriotic American who subscribes to the Constitution of the United States of America and believes in traditional American ideals and values to do? Begin by understanding that against which you must do battle. Then, seek alternatives that offer specificity, objectivity, and accountability in defining problems, targeting goals, designing plans, and measuring progress.

“There are none,” you say.

Create them — locally. Think big but act small. Consider the inescapable consequences of not doing so. Begin your consideration by looking at the current list of presidential candidates.

See “Basic Issues” below.

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Basic Issues

Monday, January 4th, 2016

“An error lurking in the roots of a system of thought does not become truth simply by being evolved.” -John Frederick Peifer

In the crazy context of American politics, campaigning for the presidency begins almost two years prior to the election. No other nation engages in such nonsensical behavior.

Part of the problem reflects the structure of the central government as described in the Constitution of the United States of America. Whereas in many other nations the government is based upon a parliamentary system with prime ministers and ceremonial presidents, that of these United States is based upon a congressional system with a powerful president — since Teddy Roosevelt, a president becoming progressively more powerful. In the former, governments can fall upon votes of no-confidence; not so in a congressional system with fixed terms for Congressmen and Presidents.

In principle, the parliamentary system is more resistant to dictatorship. After all, how many dictators have appointed themselves “Prime Minister for Life”? Again, not so with “President for Life”.

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” -John Adams (1725-1836)

Contrary to contemporary mythology, these United States were not founded as a democracy, a word that was an obscenity to the Founding Fathers. They were joined into a participatory, federal republic. Reason? As Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) noted, democracy paves the road to tyranny.

See below  “Democracy? Wrong, Mr. Churchill

When asked if the Founding Fathers had created a monarchy, Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) did not reply, “A democracy.” Instead, he unhesitatingly replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.”

So, into what state has Franklin’s Republic fallen? A sad state of deepening debt, serial military defeats, social divisiveness, and moral degradation such as previous history rarely, if ever, has witnessed. More alarmingly, many Euro-Caucasians who now are becoming a progressively dispossessed and dwindling majority celebrate their own political; economic; legal; and, most importantly, biologically demise. What would Darwin say?

In these United States, for more than a century there have been only two, major political parties — Democrats and Republicans. Over the years, they have handed power back and forth in a power-sharing charade at the expense of citizenry as a people and of the country as a nation.

The Father of this nation, George Washington, expressed his opposition to political parties. As were many of his positions, this one was sound. So, what of these two political parties?

Characterizing contemporary Democrats is easy. Consistency. Their candidates are somewhat akin to Fascists in the true sense of the word as invented by Benito Mussolini; in this case, a bundling of disestablishmentarians under a banner of an autocratic “corporate-state” led by self-styled elitists — but Fascism corrupted by a vision of “trans-nationalism” instead of nationalism.

No, should the Democrats gain their way, the government, in the name of “the people”, will not own all land and means of production. Yes, they will direct economic affairs by fiat; promoting Big Government, Big Business, and Big Media in keeping with a self-serving governmental line. It is a path that these United States have been treading for more than two generations, and the inescapable consequences currently are hitting this nation hard — right between the eyes. One point in the Democrats’ favor; namely, that which they say is that which they do.

Characterizing Republicans is more difficult. They represent a motley group the main thrust of which operationally has been to move the nation towards the Democrats’ version of Fascism only more slowly — all the while screaming that they oppose that which they themselves are doing. Over decades, they have acted as the “loyal opposition”, even when possessing total power. Ah, but loyal to what? Loyal to the poorly-principled gaining and maintaining of power.

When possessing power, the Republicans have passed draconian laws abridging individual liberty in the name of national security; ballooned the debt to astronomical proportions; entered into two, undeclared wars, in both of which the nation has been defeated; and presided over a descent into abominable self-degradation. They might be described as cowardly, disorganized, and inconsistent.

Even more than Democrats, Republicans have deceived the public time and time again. A public deceived is a public aggrieved.

Whether Democratic or Republican, none of the current candidates can repair the damage to this nation now on fire. Forget The Who. Forget The What. Focus on The How.

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.” -Thomas Jefferson

Reforming the government is akin to reforming cancer. As President Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933) might have said, “Can’t be done!”

So then, revolution not evolution? If so, revolution peaceful or violent? The risk is that without a peaceful revolution, the nation very well may face a violent revolution the consequences of which are unpredictable.

All right, peaceful revolution, then — but how? Consonant with the position of President Washington, this nation needs an apolitical political party based upon a revised Constitution and upon traditional American ideals and values while guided by the Scientific Method with its demand for specificity, objectivity, and accountability. A government scientifically-based and scientifically-driven not politically-motivated and politically-manipulated.

An apolitical political party is an oxymoron? Not so! It can be done and should be done before we the people tear ourselves apart.

How? Therein lies the question.

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” -Matthew 7:7

Science says, “Behavior has its consequences.”

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AMERICANS?

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Especially you who are young consider the following words:
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” -John 8:32

Be aware that your elders on both The Left and The Right are lying to you by both commission and omission. In a survey, variations of the excerpt below, for example, were removed from commentary on a number of web-sites including Financial Times, National Review Online, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR. (See “Censorship, Everyone?” below.) The excerpt merely quotes the Mohammedans’ own bible, The Koran, and elaborates upon that which is written therein. It ends by asking questions based directly thereupon.

“Believers, make war on the infidels who dwell around you. Deal firmly with them. Know that God is with the righteous.” -The Recital (The Koran), Repentance 9:123

Ask yourselves, What affrights these periodicals? The truth?

Consider an excerpt borrowed from the semi-fictional novel, Inescapable Consequences, that reads as follows:
“Islam represents a religion of war not peace.  Its prophet, Mohammed, is quoted in the Koran to the effect that any person or nation failing to submit to the Koran is a sinner.  According to the Koran, each and every Mohammedan, therefore, has the right to wage war against these alleged sinners and, by doing so, to make prisoners and slaves of them.  If killed while waging such war, a Mohammedan will enjoy the certain fate of entering Heaven.

Based upon the Koran itself, one can make a case that its believers have no place in a free, democratic, and non-theocratic society.  After World War II, the United States of America outlawed the Communist Party based upon such issues.

How can authorities discriminate those “moderate Mohammedans” who neither would wage religious war against the United States nor support such a war by deed or by thought from the tens of millions of those who would?  Not by asking!  Requesting a Mohammedan to pledge secular allegiance amounts to merely a futile exercise given that his religion encourages him to lie in order to further conquest in its name.

Should those already having emigrated to American shores be deported as having sworn allegiance under false pretenses?  [See, for example, Ben Hammad, AR: The Religion of Truth.  Riyadh, KSA: The General Presidency of Islamic Researches, Ifta, and Propagation (1991).]  By its own admission, Mohammedanism leaves no room for apostasy (‘Apostasy from Islam is a grievous crime punishable by death.’) and little room for idolatry [‘… he should pay tribute to Muslims readily and submissively, surrender to Islamic laws, and should not practise his polytheistic (e.g., Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; added) rituals openly’].  Accordingly, can any Mohammedan safely be granted citizenship or even legal residence?”

Remember that, contrary to the bleating of the historical revisionists, these United States of America were founded as a Christian nation. What sayeth the Koran about Christianity? Consider the following:
“Those who say, ‘The Lord of Mercy has begotten a son,’ preach a monstrous falsehood, at which the very heavens might crack, the earth split asunder, and the mountains crumble to dust. That they should ascribe a son to the Merciful, when it does not become the Lord of Mercy to beget one!” -The Recital (The Koran), Mary: 19:88

So, what to do? Therein lies the heart of the matter — a matter that stretches backwards centuries. Consider the following words from more than a century ago:
“Wherever the Mohammedans have had complete sway, wherever the Christians have been unable to resist them by the sword, Christianity has ultimately disappeared.” -President Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)

As stated, these United States were joined by a common Christian, Euro-Caucasian heritage — primarily Anglo-Saxon in origin. Such heritage is an anathema to Mohammedans, especially those whom Big Media labels “radicals” and “extremists”. In reality, they simply are orthodox in their orientation and possess the will to fight and die for their convictions. Let those who say otherwise read The Koran!

Have you read the Koran, or do you gullibly take the word of Big Government and Big Media as to that which it actually preaches?

The Mohammedans’ commitment to their convictions raises the question, Are we Americans willing to fight and to die for our convictions? By the way, what are our convictions?

What are your convictions? That which is based upon the biased propaganda of those who want only to indoctrinate you with their own ideologies? That which you have concluded on your own after personal inquiry and discovery?

If you have not read the Koran, you speak from ignorance and indoctrination. Read the Koran!

As is written in the Mohammedans’ bible, were their Shariah Law to govern these United States, we “infidels” would have the choice either to submit or to die.  We, however, do not live under Shariah Law.

So again, what to do? Consider the following words:
“Sharp wounds cleanse away evil;
So do stripes that reach the inward parts.” -The Hebraic Bible, Proverbs 20:30

Science tells us, “Every discrimination carries with it an implied set of instructions.”

“Harold, the light turned red!” his wife screamed. In the context of driving a car, that discrimination about the red light in a traffic-signal carries with it the instruction for Harold to depress the braking pedal.

In the context of a non-Mohammedan nation such as ours, the discrimination of citing that which the Mohammedans themselves say also carries with it an implied set of instructions. That set simply says, “Fight or lose your way of life and possibly your life itself.”

American youth have most to lose. You who are among that demographic may wish to think before submitting to the lies, deceit, and indoctrination of those who feel affrighted by the truth — those on both The Left and The Right. Their words and actions are guided by avarice and cowardice.

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell (1903-1950)

Revolt? How?

By thinking for yourselves? By demanding the truth? By bringing your behavior under the control not of antecedent, ideological claptrap but of real consequences that will determine the rest of your lives — consequences that represent the truth? In this age of creeping tyranny — economic, political, and sociological — doing so, indeed, may seem revolutionary.

Youth represents the future. Youth holds the lasting power. If American youths elect to use it, let them remember, unlike many of their elders, to use it wisely.

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