Wednesday, April 16, 2014

No Executive Action on Immigration Overhaul for Now

Yes, that's the headline from ABC News. If you ask me, those last two words sound like a threat. Read the story, and see what you think:

President Obama has no plans to enact unilateral immigration overhaul by executive action, faith leaders from across the country said Obama told them today. ...

“I think the president believes that there is an opportunity that still exists for House Republicans to follow the lead of the Senate, including Republicans in the Senate, and take up and pass comprehensive immigration reform,” [White House spokesman Jay] Carney said at today’s press briefing.
In other words, if Congress doesn't do what Obama and La Raza demand, Obama can issue amnesty on his own authority. His "assurance" that he has no plans "for now" implies he has the power to do so.

And of course, he's absolutely right. He commands the most powerful armed forces in the world, and sits on top of a domestic surveillance network Hitler and Stalin would have envied.

So maybe Congress will obey. Maybe the American people will submit. But if they don't, Obama has a Plan B.

Maybe we need a Plan B:

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Florida should "Secede to Succeed"

Don't look now, but the debate we've been hoping and working for is on.

In response to the League of the South's "Secede" billboard in Tallahassee, the Florida Chamber of Commerce issued this mixed message:

While Washington remains stuck in neutral, Florida continues leading as a national model for economic growth, job creation and academic achievement – the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) said today. This shared message – “Succeed Florida!” – proudly appears on a Tallahassee billboard, and debunks another area billboard message encouraging Florida to secede from the union.

“There are some who would like to see Florida fail, and even break away from the rest of the country. At the Florida Chamber, we share their frustration with Washington, D.C., but seceding is not the answer,” said Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce in a video message. “Instead, we must continue down the path that has opened doors of opportunity for Florida’s families and businesses. We are succeeding and we will continue to lead this nation back to prosperity.”
The League of the South's Michael Hill is pleasantly surprised at the Chamber's reaction:

It is indeed heartening to see Florida's economic success, especially in this day of widespread economic and financial hardship. The Florida Chamber of Commerce and all those businesses that have made this happen indeed have a right to crow about this achievement. Congratulations!

But there seems to be a bit of cognitive dissonance at work here, and it is captured in the very first sentence of the CoC press release: "While Washington remains stuck in neutral, Florida continues leading as a national model for economic growth, job creation, and academic achievement . . . ."

What is wrong with this picture? The answer to us is simple: Why keep the economic millstone of Washington, DC, around your neck when you could do even better without it? Why would Florida want an entity at best "stuck in neutral" (many think it is going hard in reverse) acting as a drag on her already notable achievements, as pointed out by the CofC? Upon reflection, the CofC's position makes no sense. What good does Washington, DC, do for you, Mr. and Mrs. Floridian, except to tax you, regulate you, and otherwise punish hard work and initiative by its own wastefulness and ineptitude? We in The League think you can do even better on your own.

But having said this about the economic issue, let us not forget that money is not everything. There is more to life than money and jobs and economic growth. The League of the South is concerned with all aspects of Southern life, not just the material aspect. Is the CofC concerned about more than the State's "bottom line?"

The League of the South's simple message to Floridians--"Secede"--in this day of bloated, over-weaning centralized government makes much more sense than the old "business as usual" position of the Chamber of Commerce. Oftentimes, the future belongs to the bold and those willing to think and act outside the box. We in the League of the South offer this advice to the good people of the sovereign State of Florida: "Secede to Succeed."
As writer and activist Ed Sebesta has observed, "Secession is back as an issue in politics."

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Quote of the day

"To love one's country isn't the same as loving one's government: This is the main draw of Captain America." A Chinese reviewer

An apt observation, something a lot of people over here have forgotten. The movie Captain America, in the words of its director, is about "civil liberties issues, drone strikes, the president's kill list, preemptive technology." In the movie, Cap has to fight the American government to restore liberty.

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Sagebrush Rebellion II?

Think the Bundy Ranch situation is all over? Think again. The Bundys and their compatriots won a battle, not a war. The war is yet to come. Check out the latest at revisedhistory.com:

Why should the federal government own so much land in so many states? Once a state has been given statehood, the land in that state should belong to that state, not to the federal government. If you have a state, anywhere, where the feds control 75% of the land in that state, is that state really a sovereign state or is it, in effect, still mostly a federal territory with the feds calling all the shots? What states rights do the people in any state have if the feds still control 75% of the real estate in their state?
If you're not checking out Al Benson Jr. every day, you're missing some of the best commentary on the Internet.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The End of Ideology?

Pat Buchanan sees the end of the Cold War not as the triumph of secular liberalism, but as the death of the ideology-based megastate. The force that's quickly replacing ideology as the engine of history is nationalism. The proof is literally changing the global map under our very noses:

The call of tribe and nation appears more compelling. And the Western gospel that all religions, races, nations, and tribes are equal and should be treated equally, while paid lip service, is disbelieved.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called democracy a bus you get off of when it reaches your stop. His stop was a moderate Islamist state that conformed to his own and his party’s principles.

Understandably, countries all over the world want America to come fight their wars. But while that may be in their interest, is it any longer in ours?

The American imperium, the last of the great Western empires, may be about to come down with the suddenness of the other empires of the 20th century.
Both the USSR and the US claimed to be the champion of a universal ideology that promised peace and prosperity for all. In fact, both were criminal gangs that hid behind fancy slogans to justify their power and privilege. As Buchanan says, only "the American imperium" is left, and it is bleeding wealth and influence at an astonishing rate. As with all artificial countries, it is unsustainable. It's time to acknowledge the evidence of the coming collapse and make plans for the aftermath.

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Federal judge says Obama can hide rationale for killing U.S. citizen

Once again, we see how futile it is to imagine the federal government can protect us from the federal government:

A Bay Area federal judge says the Obama administration can keep secret a memo spelling out the legal rationale for a 2011 drone attack in Yemen that killed a U.S. citizen and alleged terrorist mastermind.

The Justice Department was entitled to withhold the memo on the grounds of national security and lawyer-client confidentiality, Chief U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of Oakland said Friday.
The bottom line is that DC can do WHATEVER IT WANTS. If it can't justify its actions on "national security," it can always count on "civil rights." And if you object, it's because you're an extremist racist hater. Or something.

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Washington Is Humanity’s Worst Enemy

What country (it certainly isn't a nation) is most responsible for overthrowing elected governments, mass murder, and violating basic human rights? It's not Iran, Russia, or even wacky North Korea. Hint: It's supported by your tax dollars. Here's Paul Craig Roberts:

It is a paradox that Putin is portrayed as the heavy while Washington pretends to be the champion of “freedom and democracy.” In the 21st century Washington has established as its hallmarks every manifestation of tyranny: illegal and unconstitutional execution of citizens without due process of law, illegal and unconstitutional indefinite detention of citizens without due process of law, illegal and unconstitutional torture, illegal and unconstitutional rendition, illegal and unconstitutional surveillance, and illegal and unconstitutional wars. The executive branch has established that it is unaccountable to law or to the Constitution. An unaccountable government is a tyranny.
This hard fact isn't well known because DC has the most formidable propaganda machine ever.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Looking for Thomas Jefferson

Here he is, courtesy of Clyde Wilson, who argues that Thomas Jefferson's life and thought were founded on the principle of State sovereignty:

State rights and American liberty were inseparable in Jefferson’s mind—always. This idea he repeated again and again and again to the end of his life. And when Jefferson suggested the usefulness of a little rebellion now and then, what he had in mind was the people rising to curtail the usurpations of rulers and return the government to its original limited powers.
Though displayed as a nationalist deity on Mount Rushmore, Jefferson believed in liberty and self-government. Were he alive in 1861, Jefferson would have sided with Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis.

And if he lived today, Jefferson would support the League of the South.

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New Southern web site

Check out the Abbeville Institute's new site. You'll enjoy their articles, op-eds, and special events.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Microstate Can Survive

From Conservative Heritage Times:

A microstate would aim to fill itself with highly skilled, productive workers who would provide useful services within the international economy. Other segments of the international economy would not want to be severed from a useful partner.

If economic integration isn’t enough, pay tribute. The hard working segment within the American empire today is already paying tribute. The US redistributes money heavily. Part of the appeal of a microstate is the opportunity to separate from those who refuse to work.

The Age of Empire is dead. Make way for the Age of the Microstate.

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Quote of the day

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” - John Wayne’s gravestone in Corona del Mar, California

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Secession: The Myth of Indivisibility

Talk show host Mike Church tackles "this indivisible union garbage":

Lincoln invented this indivisible union. He went all the way back and said: The United States was created by one stroke of a pen, as one union, as one nation, on July 4, 1776. That’s funny, Abraham. The State of Virginia actually declared their independence, wrote their own constitution and raised their own flag over their capital on 15 May 1776 (they didn’t complete their constitution until 28 June, 1776). Look it up. It’s part of great American history. What were the Virginians doing? Did they, by any act of their legislature after that, trade their independence and their sovereignty into the new continental union that was put together to fight the British that had invaded their lands, their homes and their territories on July 2, 1776? The answer to that question is not even an unequivocal no, it is an irrevocable no.
Despite the best efforts of the regime's flying monkeys, the truth of history is slowly emerging from behind the lies and myths manufactured by the ruling elite. The force behind this new interest in America's secessionist past comes from the growing realization that the central government is at war with its subject population. Drones, illegal surveillance, indefinite detention, demographic revolution, endless war - the people can only take so much.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Quote of the day

“If we fail to secure our borders, then every sheriff in America will become a border sheriff.” - Sam Page, sheriff of Rockingham County, N.C.

The good news is that we would have over 3,000 Joe Arpaios.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Comment of the day

In response to the post on a former NATO official's condemnation of Scots who seek self-government, David Smith of Tennessee said:

"Why is it with these people, anyone who wishes to be left alone poses a threat?"

Why, indeed. The mindset of those people is that it's "racist" to oppose the Latinization of America, and "homophobic" to defend traditional marriage. If you fail to embrace and willingly support Cultural Marxism, you're an enemy of all that's good, period.

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Democracy on the march in Iraq!

What do we have to show for the trillions spent and lives lost in Iraq? We have Democracy®, that's what. Let's take a look at Democracy® in Iraq:

Children in Iraq could be legally married before the age of nine under sweeping legislation tabled on Tuesday that introduces new religious restrictions on women's rights.

As almost its last act before elections at the end of the month, the Iraqi parliament looks likely to pass new marital rules for its majority Shia community with a draft law criticised by human rights activists as "legalised inquality"

The legislation has been approved by the governing coalition in an effort to attract support from Shia Muslims in the April 30 vote.

Current Iraqi law sets the legal age for marriage at 18 without parental approval and states girls as young as 15 can be married only with a guardian's approval. It does not allow for special provisions according to sect.

But the legislation, known as the Jaafari law, introduces rules almost identical to those of neighbouring Iran, a Shia-dominated Islamic theocracy.
I can't think of any better comment on this than what Edmund Burke said about the bloody French Revolution: "The effect of liberty to individuals is, that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do."

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Quote of the day

"We can expect to see a lot more states like Wisconsin invoking their 'right to secede'." - Jeremy Slevin, MSNBC

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New American Reality: An Empire Beyond Salvation

Everyone in the world can see the Empire is dying except the ideologues:

But the US is still being pulled into too many different directions. It has attempted to police the world exclusively for its own interests for the last 25 years. It failed. ‘Cut and run’ is essentially an American foreign policy staple, and that too is a botched approach. Even after the piecemeal US withdrawal from Iraq, the US is too deeply entrenched in the Middle East region to achieve a clean break. ...

The US has truly lost the initiative, in the Middle East region and beyond it. The neo-cons’ drunkenness with military power led to costly wars that have overwhelmed the empire beyond salvation. And now, the US foreign policy makers are mere diplomatic firefighters, from Palestine, to Syria to the Ukraine. For the Americans, the last few years have been more than a ‘reality check’, but the new reality itself.
Yes, that ol' devil "reality" keeps reasserting itself into the schemes and illusions of those who think they're smarter than the generations that preceded them, not to mention all the folks who reject their outlandish ideas for reengineering the world.

In the case of the DC Empire, it was the pride and arrogance of the Neocons that dealt what appears to be the fatal blow to an already teetering, overgrown regime. We're still paying the price for the unnecessary wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, in both economic and human cost. And let's not forget that the excesses we're dealing with now, from illegal government surveillance to Obama's Death List, are outgrowths of those insane wars.

Every day the bucket goes down to the well. One day the bottom will drop out.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Former NATO Chief: Scottish Secession ‘Cataclysmic’ Blow to World

Yes, it would be terrible if the military-industrial complex lost its supply of cannon fodder and tax subsidies.

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Come and put them on us

AG Holder wants gun owners to wear trackable bracelets:

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts.

When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations.
Real nice of Mr. Holder to be so concerned about our safety.

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One Nation the U.S. Actually Should Liberate

I opposed W the Conqueror's "liberation" of Afghanistan and Iraq, and thought it insane that the US should interfere in Libya, Georgia, and Ukraine.

But there is one country DC CAN and SHOULD set free: Hawaii. From LewRockwell:

Jon Olsen’s new book, Liberate Hawai’i: Renouncing and Defying the Continuing Fraudulent U.S. Claim to the sovereignty of Hawai’i, makes a compelling case — a legal case as well as a moral one.

Olsen’s case, in very condensed summary, looks like this: Hawai’i was an independent nation, recognized as such by the United States and numerous other nations, with treaties in effect between Hawai’i and other nations, including the United States, that have never been terminated. In 1893 U.S. profiteers and U.S. Marines, in a criminal act, overthrew Hawai’i's government and queen, setting up a new government that lacked any legal standing.
As they say in the Hawaii Independence Movement, "Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono." Amen, brothers!

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Quote of the day

"The fact that the citizens of “red” and “blue” states live in what are essentially two countries with very different governments has largely flown under the radar, but it may become the defining story of our time." - Joshua Holland, from the liberal Moyers & Co. web site.

The gulf between North and South isn't our little secret any more. Others are starting to notice. And we all know what the implications are.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Have you uninstalled Firefox yet?

Here's how.

Here's why.

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Israel Buys $2 Billion in Warplanes, Assumes US Will Pay for It

Now this takes chutzpah:

Ever confident in their ability to get the US to foot the bill for unwise purchases, Israel has announced the acquisition of $2 billion worth of the troubled V-22 Osprey planes, on a “deferred payment plan.”

The reason for the deferred payment plan in this case is because Israel has no intention of paying for these planes, and is just putting them in the arms dealers’ equivalent of layaway until they can con the US into paying for it.

The planes won’t be coming out of the current promises of US aid, but rather will be covered by military aid the US hasn’t promised yet, which will be appropriated after 2018.

Former Israeli Ambassador Danny Ayalon says it is “reasonable” for Israel to assume that the US will eventually cough up a couple billion dollars for the Ospreys, citing overwhelming support in the US Congress for all things Israel.
Israel is like a spoiled, grown kid who won't move out of his parents' house and refuses to pay his own bills. But as the article says, the US Congress is just nutty for all things Israel. Guess our congresscritters are going to represent Sheldon Adelson's interests as long as the contributions flow.

In Reuben, Tito Perdue's latest novel, the protagonist muscles his way to power in order to save Western civilization. One of his challenges is wasteful spending: "First, he had his accountants add up the funds that had traditionally been squandered on uneducable people, a terrifying sum matched only by remittances to Israel." p. 233

Too bad that's just a story.

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Charlotte needs to be more like San Francisco

That's what these students demand:

A group of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students intends to make a public appeal to the school board Tuesday for changes in policy that would include allowing transgender students to use the restroom of their gender choice.

Also being sought: permission to go by names (and pronouns) that better correspond to their gender identity, and more sensitivity training for CMS staff on handling transgender issues.

Such issues have become challenging in local schools and colleges, as transgender students have become more vocal in seeking equitable treatment – a battle waged and won last year in the California public schools.

There, a state statute went into effect this year allowing K-12 students access to whichever gender restroom they identify with, as well as the right to chose whether to participate in boys’ or girls’ sports and other once gender-specific programs.
Notice that the oh-so-politically-correct Charlotte Observer's headline is "CMS, CPCC students lobby for transgender rights," but these students aren't asking for freedom; they're demanding compliance from others. They want teachers and staff to attend "sensitivity classes." They want fellow students to keep their mouths shut when these special snowflakes barge into the wrong bathroom. They want their classmates to submit to boys playing on girls's sports teams. They want others to address them by the pronoun of their latest whim. Please.

These kids aren't seeking equal rights. They're bullies demanding submission to their agenda. This is Cultural Marxism at work. All social norms, all traditional standards, must be abandoned.

This is the most powerful argument I've seen lately for home schooling.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

One Word Defines U.S. Foreign Policy: Hubris

The Contrary Perspective ponders what's behind all the waste of resources and human suffering caused by DC's military. I'd say the writer comes REAL CLOSE to the answer:

We are a superpower with a boundless propensity for meddling in world affairs. We waste enormous amounts of money and resources intervening in areas that are of marginal importance to our national security.

There are many reasons for these wasteful interventions, of course. The military-industrial-Congressional complex plays its role. Presidents love to intervene as a sign of “strength.” Natural resources, especially oil, are usually in play. The usual motives, in short: profit, power, greed.

But perhaps the root cause of our mistakes can be traced to hubris, our prideful belief that we can remake other societies and peoples in our image. Our hubris leads us to undervalue legitimate cultural differences, and to underestimate the difficulties involved in bridging those distances.
The most blunt expression of the pride that fuels DC's endless interventions into the affairs of others came from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright:

"It is the threat of the use of force [against Iraq] and our line-up there that is going to put force behind the diplomacy. But if we have to use force, it is because we are America; we are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future, and we see the danger here to all of us."
The hubris that justifies DC's brutal interventions comes from the self-image we've painted of ourselves, a self-image shared by all the ruling elite, whether Democrat or Republican. So-called "conservative" Jim DeMint described America's role in the world in terms of its unique identity:

"We are, in other words, not a nation based on ethnicity, but on beliefs, and not coincidentally, that is why we attract people of all ethnicities and they become proud Americans.... When we have used our power, however, we have done it for good."
In other words, "we" are so good, so noble, that we are justified in sticking our noses into anyone's and everyone's business. Those who fail to acknowledge our moral superiority do so out of ignorance and hatred.

That same attitude is evident here in the streets, too. Check out how these "antifa" dehumanize League of the South activists protesting the imposition of same-sex "marriage" in Virginia. The antifa clearly enjoy strutting their moral superiority while expressing their contempt for those who do not measure up to their ideals.

The antifa hurl "f-bombs" at their victims. DC hurls cluster bombs and launches drones at theirs. Both for the same reason.

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Sunday, April 6, 2014

League of the South Rallies Against Same-Sex Marriage

Saturday morning, Southern nationalists from the League of the South held a demonstration (see pictures and videos below) at the State capital in Richmond, Virginia against Attorney General Mark Herring for his refusal to defend traditional Christian marriage in Federal court as his position requires him to do. In failing to do so, Mr Herring has broken his oath of office and demonstrated disregard for the responsibilities entrusted to him by the people of Virginia. The US government has imposed homosexual marriage upon the Commonwealth and it was unopposed despite the Virginia Marriage Amendment.

Here's the report from the Southern Nationalist Network. Way to go, folks!

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Generation Yes: they're young, they're fervent … and they're nudging Scotland closer to independence

Feeling down? There is a lot of bad news out there. But there's much to feel good about, too. This post will cheer you up.

Check out "Generation Yes," a fast-growing grassroots movement of young Scots working for the independence of their homeland. Here's a report from the Guardian:

Saffron Dickson, a 16-year-old schoolgirl, is one of the driving forces. "We're not established politically, we're not seasoned by it all, but our energy is just so vast, it's all so positive because it's all about the future," she gushes, waving multi-coloured polished nails. "Young people are more informed than anybody thinks and ohmigod we just want to tell people don't be scared!" Dewar might not have approved, but shoppers stop to smile at their enthusiastic cheers.

Here at least there's a feeling of momentum gained and everything still to fight for. It's this palpable "buzz", along with the creeping closer of both sides in the polls, that has started to worry David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael.
See? Isn't that inspiring? Finally, there's a serious movement to restore Scotland as a free and proud nation. For too long, its people have been sacrificed for London's immoral and brutal wars. Now they have the chance to break free from their colonizers.

There's a battle here at home, too, to restore self-government and take a stand against a dehumanizing and corrupt empire. Want to make a difference? Click the link to join the battle for Southern independence.

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Saturday, April 5, 2014

The US Helped Overthrow a Democratic Government in Brazil

Next time you hear some airhead mouthing empty slogans about DC crusading for freedom and democracy, remind them of this inconvenient fact:

Almost two years before the April 1, 1964, military takeover in Brazil, President Kennedy and his top aides began seriously discussing the option of overthrowing Joao Goulart’s government, according to Presidential tape transcripts posted by the National Security Archive on the 50th anniversary of the coup d’tat. “What kind of liaison do we have with the military?” Kennedy asked top aides in July 1962. In March 1963, he instructed them: “We’ve got to do something about Brazil.”
LBJ followed through on JFK's military coup against Brazil. The more I learn about Johnson, the more I despise him. He's the real-life version of the evil clown from Stephen King's "It."

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Federal judge rules Obama is beyond the law

Think we can look to one branch of the federal government to protect us from another? Ain't gonna happen, and this judge spelled it out for us:

A federal judge was unable to find remedy in United States law for a claim that United States citizen’s due process rights were violated when they were targeted and killed by a drone. The case was dismissed because the judge determined the citizen had been properly designated a terrorist, posed a threat to US interests, and the judiciary should not interfere in the areas of “warmaking, national security and foreign relations.”

Essentially, this means the executive branch in the US government can claim the power to collect secret evidence as part of a secret review process and place a US citizen suspected of engaging in terrorist activities on a kill list.
The Temporary Dictator now has a shiny new weapon in his already bristling arsenal. All for the purpose of keeping us safe. Feel better now?

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Friday, April 4, 2014

The coming States vs. Feds battle

Oh, it's coming all right. Here's just one scenario, as reported in Slate: In States where marijuana is legal, local police can STILL enforce federal drug laws. Why would they do that? Because of DC's "equitable sharing"  program, local police can seize and sell any "pot-related assets" and keep part of the proceeds. As long as DC makes it worth while, expect to see further militarization of local law enforcement. And that means your friendly neighborhood police force will increasingly act like an occupying force. As more States legalize marijuana, these tensions can only grow.

At some point, the people of the sovereign States will have had enough, and will resume sovereignty over their police and militia. Count on it.

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