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    A pox on the lot of 'em!

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    thank God for check points, its the only reason i'm alive today....

    burp...

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    Pity the Nation

    Posted by Michael S. Rozeff on June 21, 2013 05:25 PM

    http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewr...es/140154.html

    Pity the nation whose people are sheep,
    and whose shepherds mislead them.
    Pity the nation whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced,
    and whose bigots haunt the airwaves.
    Pity the nation that raises not its voice,
    except to praise conquerors and acclaim the bully as hero
    and aims to rule the world with force and by torture.
    Pity the nation that knows no other language but its own
    and no other culture but its own.
    Pity the nation whose breath is money
    and sleeps the sleep of the too well fed.
    Pity the nation — oh, pity the people who allow their rights to erode
    and their freedoms to be washed away.
    My country, tears of thee, sweet land of liberty.

    A poem written in 2007 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

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    Independence Day? 79% Of Americans Are Fine With The Current Level Of Tyranny
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-0...-level-tyranny

    Seventy-nine percent of US residents are satisfied with their level of freedom, down from 91 percent in 2006, according to the Gallup survey, released Tuesday.
    [...]
    The bad news is that most of the country still appears to be deeply asleep. Our liberties and freedoms are eroding with each passing day, and most Americans simply do not care.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that the TSA is fondling thousands of women and children in airports all over the nation every single day.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that the NSA is recording billions of our phone calls and emails.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that our police are becoming increasingly militarized. As I wrote about the other day, there were only about 3,000 SWAT raids in the United States back in 1980. But today, there are more than 80,000 SWAT raids per year in this country.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that a baby was recently maimed for life when a police officer threw a grenade into his crib during a SWAT team raid.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that police recently tasered a man 18 times. In fact, it barely made a blip on the national news.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that the Obama administration has discussed making gun owners wear RFID tracking bracelets.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that a new California law would allow police to confiscate guns based on accusation alone.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that our public schools have been transformed into ďBig BrotherĒ indoctrination centers.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that the U.S. border is considered to be a ďConstitution-free zoneĒ where officials can freely grab your computer and copy your hard drive.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that people are being sent to prison for collecting rain water on their own property.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that facial recognition technology is being installed all over the nation.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that the Obama administration has expressed a desire to establish a national DNA database.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that our cell phones are essentially high tech surveillance devices.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that if you type the wrong thing into a search engine that the police could come knocking on your door.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that local governments all over the country are now using automated license plate readers to scan our license plates.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that the federal government is grabbing hundreds of thousands of acres of private land all over the country.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that Bible-believing Christians are regularly identified as ďreligious extremistsĒ in official government training materials.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that the federal government has identified dozens of different categories of Americans as ďpotential terroristsď.

    Most Americans donít seem to care that we have a president that is treating the Constitution like a piece of toilet paper.
    Based on the idea of natural rights, government secures those rights to the individual by strictly negative intervention, making justice costless and easy of access; and beyond that it does not go. The State, on the other hand, both in its genesis and by its primary intention, is purely anti-social. It is not based on the idea of natural rights, but on the idea that the individual has no rights except those that the State may provisionally grant him. It has always made justice costly and difficult of access, and has invariably held itself above justice and common morality whenever it could advantage itself by so doing.
    --Albert J. Nock



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucille View Post
    Independence Day? 79% Of Americans Are Fine With The Current Level Of Tyranny
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-0...-level-tyranny
    "But today, there are more than 80,000 SWAT raids per year in this country."

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    What a ridiculous waste of taxpayer money. If they are lucky, they'll find one person that had three drinks and arrest them. What a farce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian4Liberty View Post
    What a ridiculous waste of taxpayer money. If they are lucky, they'll find one person that had three drinks and arrest them. What a farce.
    No it's not, when you consider what the point is, which is NOT to catch "drunk drivers".

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    Freedom and Independence Memorial Day.
    ďOne may come to the aid of another being unlawfully arrested, just as he may where one is being assaulted, molested, raped or kidnapped. Thus it is not an offense to liberate one from the unlawful custody of an officer, even though he may have submitted to such custody, without resistance.Ē (Adams v. State, 121 Ga. 16, 48 S.E. 910).

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    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

    Read the Declaration of Independence, then look what is happening today.


    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
    The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,


    When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

    --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.

    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.


    He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.

    He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.


    He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.

    He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.

    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.

    He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.

    He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.

    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

    For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:


    For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:

    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:


    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:

    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:

    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:

    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:


    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.


    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.

    He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.

    He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.

    He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.

    He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.


    In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms:

    Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

    Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

    We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
    The American Dream, Wake Up People, This is our country! <===click

    "All eyes are opened, or opening to the rights of man, let the annual return of this day(July 4th), forever refresh our recollections of these rights, and an undiminished devotion to them."
    Thomas Jefferson
    June 1826



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    WE ARE NOT OK – HAPPY 4TH
    http://www.theburningplatform.com/20...we-are-not-ok/

    “The greatest threat facing America today is the disastrous fiscal policies of our own government, marked by shameless deficit spending and Federal Reserve currency devaluation. It is this one-two punch — Congress spending more than it can tax or borrow, and the Fed printing money to make up the difference — that threatens to impoverish us by further destroying the value of our dollars.”
    --Ron Paul

    “Welfarism and excessive spending and deficits and socialism divide us, because everybody has to go to Washington. Those who have the biggest clout, those who are the best lobbyists, those who go and they grab. And whether it’s the medical industrial complex, or the banking industry, or the military industrial complex, that’s who ends up controlling our government… For so long, conservatives and constitutionalists have lost the argument, they lost the moral high ground. Because those who want to give things away, not talking about where they steal it from, but they want to give things and take care of people, they get the moral high ground and they come by as being compassionate. And we who believe in liberty, we lack compassion. But the truth is, there’s only one compassionate system known to man, and that is freedom and personal responsibility, then there’s enough wealth, and then we will all have personal responsibility to use this compassion that we have, first to take care of our families and friends and neighbors, and there would be so much wealth that we could spread this wealth around the world.”
    --Ron Paul

    A few more quotes at the link.
    Based on the idea of natural rights, government secures those rights to the individual by strictly negative intervention, making justice costless and easy of access; and beyond that it does not go. The State, on the other hand, both in its genesis and by its primary intention, is purely anti-social. It is not based on the idea of natural rights, but on the idea that the individual has no rights except those that the State may provisionally grant him. It has always made justice costly and difficult of access, and has invariably held itself above justice and common morality whenever it could advantage itself by so doing.
    --Albert J. Nock

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    Eh, what's this? I got a pic from the grandparent who managed to try to dress her up like a "patriot" while she's staying overnight.

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    ^^ Shamelessly showing off my beautiful and brilliant daughter, even though I'm slightly ashamed of the "patriotic" garb.

    ETA: She has a bit of a Mona Lisa "smile" here--perfect.
    Last edited by amy31416; 07-04-2014 at 12:51 PM.

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    Why the Terrorists Want to Destroy Us (Irony)

    "They hate us for our freedoms."
    "Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country, for I am the LORD your God." - Leviticus 24:22

    "The main goal of the Constitution was intended to be the promotion of liberty, for all individuals equally." - Dr. Ron Paul (Ron Paul Liberty Report, 5/5/2021)

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    ihre papiere bitte








    So soon we forget.
    Last edited by presence; 07-04-2014 at 06:41 PM.

    'We endorse the idea of voluntarism; self-responsibility: Family, friends, and churches to solve problems, rather than saying that some monolithic government is going to make you take care of yourself and be a better person. It's a preposterous notion: It never worked, it never will. The government can't make you a better person; it can't make you follow good habits.' - Ron Paul 1988

    Awareness is the Root of Liberation Revolution is Action upon Revelation

    'Resistance and Disobedience in Economic Activity is the Most Moral Human Action Possible' - SEK3

    Flectere si nequeo superos, Acheronta movebo.

    ...the familiar ritual of institutional self-absolution...
    ...for protecting them, by mock trial, from punishment...


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    Quote Originally Posted by amy31416 View Post
    ^^ Shamelessly showing off my beautiful and brilliant daughter, even though I'm slightly ashamed of the "patriotic" garb.

    ETA: She has a bit of a Mona Lisa "smile" here--perfect.
    You know what I thought...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    You know what I thought...

    Now, now...I wouldn't raise my girl to smirk at arson...patriotism is a different animal.

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    Son and I went for a cruise in the '56.....

    Bouncing down rural roads with no air conditioner, no seat belts and 3 on the tree.......

    Thankfully no signs of governments encroachment.........

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    "It is well known, that in July 1775, a separation from Great Britain and establishment of a republican government, had never yet entered any person's mind." - Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia

    Our forefathers went from complacence to open rebellion almost overnight.

    Happy Secession Day to you all!
    The proper concern of society is the preservation of individual freedom; the proper concern of the individual is the harmony of society.

    "Who would be free, themselves must strike the blow." - Byron

    "Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe." - Milton

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    Didn't look up the nazis checkpoints. Had to go through one. Wife would not let me talk. Thankfully she was driving because I would have ended up being tased plus they probably would have followed her home and shot our dog.



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    I look at the picture and see the State has blocked 4 lanes on a 40mph road. I wonder how much backed up traffic there is? 17 vehicles stopped. There's at least 25 tax-tics there. Wow, what a waste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Root View Post
    I look at the picture and see the State has blocked 4 lanes on a 40mph road. I wonder how much backed up traffic there is? 17 vehicles stopped. There's at least 25 tax-tics there. Wow, what a waste.
    The line we passed going the opposite way was at least a mile long.

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    1776 > 1984

    The FAILURE of the United States Government to operate and maintain an
    Honest Money System , which frees the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, is the single largest contributing factor to the World's current Economic Crisis.

    The Elimination of Privacy is the Architecture of Genocide

    Belief, Money, and Violence are the three ways all people are controlled

    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Our central bank is not privately owned.

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    ...O'er the land of the [police] and the home of the [slave]?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy31416 View Post
    ^^ Shamelessly showing off my beautiful and brilliant daughter, even though I'm slightly ashamed of the "patriotic" garb.

    ETA: She has a bit of a Mona Lisa "smile" here--perfect.
    Keep her with you on the fake holidays
    Or tell grandparents to stop indoctrinatng her

    Quote Originally Posted by Theocrat View Post
    "They hate us for our freedoms."
    I know, right? lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Son and I went for a cruise in the '56.....

    Bouncing down rural roads with no air conditioner, no seat belts and 3 on the tree.......

    Thankfully no signs of governments encroachment.........
    Child abuser! (sarcasm, of course.)



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